The current minimum wage is $12.00 an hour. Every employer covered under the Act will be required to pay each employee wages not less than the amount effective at the time of employment. Arizona does not provide for a training or sub-minimum wage for different classes of employees (e.g., young workers, students, etc.). The minimum wage shall be paid for all hours worked, regardless of the frequency of payment and regardless of whether the wage is paid on an hourly, salaried, commissioned, piece rate, or any other basis. Effective January 1, 2021 the state minimum wage will increase each year by the cost of living adjustment.