Minimum wage in 1994
The Federal minimum wage had been set at $3.35/hour in 1981 and was not raised until 1990. In 1991 the Federal Minimum Wage rate was raised to the $4.25/hour mark that the state complied with. But from 1985-1990, the state of Maine's minimum wage was higher than the Federal. In 1997 the Federal minimum wage was raised to $5.15/hour.