These State Minimum Wage Rates Are Set to Increase January 1, 2020

December 20, 2019|

Not only will employees be ringing in the New Year on January 1, 2020, but in select states, they will also be celebrating higher wages. Twenty-one states are set to increase their minimum wage rates starting the first of the year, with Connecticut, Washington D.C., Delaware, Nevada, and Oregon increasing their rates later in the year.

State minimum wage changes taking effect January 1, 2020, include:

Alaska – $9.89 to $10.19

Arizona – $11.00 to $12.00

Arkansas – $9.25 to $10.00

California -$12.00 to $13.00 ($13.00 is the rate for employers with 26 or more employees. Employers with 25 or fewer employees have a minimum wage of $12.00.)

Colorado – $11.10 to $12.00

Florida – $8.46 to $8.56

Illinois – $8.25 to $9.25

Maine – $11.00 to $12.00

Maryland – $10.10 to $11.00

Massachusetts – $12.00 to $12.75

Michigan – $9.45 to $9.65

Minnesota – $9.86 to $10.00 ($10.00 is the rate for large employers who have annual gross revenue of $500,000 or more. The small employer wage rate is $8.15.)

Missouri – $8.60 to $9.45

Montana – $8.50 to $8.65

New Jersey – $10.00 to $11.00 (Employers with 5 or fewer employees have a minimum wage rate change from $8.85 to $10.30 on January 1.)

New Mexico – $7.50 to $9.00

New York – $11.10 to $11.80

Ohio – $8.55 to $8.70 ($8.70 is the rate for large employers with at least $319,000 in gross receipts. Small employers may use the federal minimum wage $7.25.)

South Dakota – $9.10 to $9.30

Vermont – $10.78 to $10.96

Washington – $12.00 to $13.50

All statewide minimum wages apply in areas that do not have a higher local minimum wage ordinance. For example, employees working in New York City or the Portland Metro area of Oregon are examples of city areas with higher local minimum wage rates.

Keep updated by checking with your state department of labor for your state’s minimum wage details and your city government for local minimum wage ordinances.

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