The minimum wage in the state of Alaska has been bumped up from $9.89 to $10.19 for the new year. Voters passed a ballot back in 2014, which adjusts the minimum wage annually for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. The minimum wage in Alaska must always be at least $1 more per hour than the federal minimum wage. The new wage applies to all hours an employee has worked, despite the details of how the employee is paid (time, piece, commission, etc.). Tips do not count toward minimum wage in Alaska and public school bus drivers must be paid at least twice the current minimum wage. Exempted salary employees working a 40 hours week must also be paid at least twice the minimum wage.
Visit the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for more information.