Question: How Much is Minimum Wage in Tennessee?
Tennessee is one of five states in the U.S. that does not have its own minimum wage laws. As a result, federal minimum wage applies to employees in Tennessee. The other states that do not have minimum wage laws are Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
Answer: As of July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage (and therefore Tennessee's minimum wage) was set at $7.25 per hour for non-tipped employees. The minimum wage for tipped employees, such as waiters, is $2.13 per hour, provided that the tips bring the total pay to $7.25 or more per hour.