The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Even if you are not paid on an “hourly” basis, you should receive at least the minimum wage for every hour that you work. Divide your weekly compensation for a given week by the number of hours you actually worked that week, and you should be earning at least $7.25 per hour. Some states have laws that require employers to pay more than the federal minimum wage. For example, the minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25. The minimum wage in Michigan is $7.40. The minimum wage in Ohio is $7.85. The minimum cash wage in Indiana and Kentucky is $2.13.