There were a number of state and municipal minimum wage changes on January 1 this year. Some changes were cost of living adjustments and some tiered increases toward a defined future rate. But minimum wage changes don’t just happen on January 1, many happen on July 1. And there are a few outliers including Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Michigan, which will raise minimum wages in March.
Take a look at the table below for upcoming minimum wage changes and mark your calendars now to make the proper updates throughout the year.
Some states and cities have cost of living adjustments to their minimum wages planned for 2019 but have not yet announced those rates. Links to the corresponding websites are provided.
|State/Municipality||New Minimum Wage||Effective Date|
|Alameda, California||13.50||July 1, 2019|
|Berkeley, California||TBA||July 1, 2019|
|Emeryville, California||TBA||July 1, 2019|
|Los Angeles & Los Angeles County, Malibu, Santa Monica (small employers)||13.25||July 1, 2019|
|Los Angeles & Los Angeles County, Malibu, Santa Monica (large employers)||14.25||July 1, 2019|
|Milpitas, California||15.00||July 1, 2019|
|Pasadena, California (subject to economic impact report due in February)||14.25||July 1, 2019|
|San Francisco, California||TBA||July 1, 2019|
|San Leandro, California||14.00||July 1, 2019|
|Delaware||9.25||October 1, 2019|
|District of Columbia||14.00||July 1, 2019|
|Chicago, Illinois||13.00||July 1, 2019|
|Cook County, Illinois||12.00||July 1, 2019|
|Portland, Maine||TBA||July 1, 2019|
|Montgomery County, Maryland (small and midsized employers)||12.50||July 1, 2019|
|Montgomery County, Maryland (large employers)||13.00||July 1, 2019|
|Michigan||9.45||March 29, 2019|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota (small employers)||11.00||July 1, 2019|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota (large employers)||12.25||July 1, 2019|
|Nevada||TBA||July 1, 2019|
|Santa Fe, New Mexico||TBA||March 1, 2019|
|Santa Fe County, New Mexico||TBA||March 1, 2019|
|New York City (small employers)||15.00||December 31, 2019|
|Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties, New York||13.00||December 31, 2019|
|New York State||11.80||December 31, 2019|
|Oregon (rural counties)||11.00||July 1, 2019|
|Portland Metro Area, Oregon||12.50||July 1, 2019|
|Oregon (balance of the state)||11.25||July 1, 2019|
New York City fast food workers will have a $15.00 minimum wage starting December 31, 2019, and the minimum wage will increase to $13.75 in all other parts of the state for those workers.
On July 1, 2019, Oakland, California, hotel workers will move up to $15.00 per hour for those with health benefits provided and $20.00 per hour for those with no health benefits.
Hotels with 150 or more rooms in the city of Los Angeles have had minimum wage increases on July 1 of each year for several years now, however, the established schedule ends June 30, 2019, and the new rate has not yet been announced. Likewise, Santa Monica, California, hotels will have a minimum wage change on July 1, 2019, but the new rate has not been announced.