These State Minimum Wage Rates Increase January 1, 2018

December 14, 2017|

Along with ringing in the New Year, many U.S. employees will be enjoying higher wages come January 1, 2018, thanks to states that are increasing their minimum wage rates.

State minimum wage changes taking effect January 1, 2018, include:

  • Alaska $9.80 to $9.84
  • Arizona $10.00 to $10.50
  • California 25 employees or fewer $10.00 to $10.50; 26 or more employees $10.50 to $11.00
  • Colorado $9.30 to $10.20
  • Florida $8.10 to $8.25
  • Hawaii $9.25 to $10.10
  • Maine $9.00 to $10.00
  • Michigan $8.90 to $9.25
  • Minnesota large employers* $9.50 to $9.65 and small employers $7.75 to $7.87
  • Missouri $7.70 to $7.85
  • Montana $8.15 to $8.30
  • New Jersey $8.44 to $8.60
  • New York $9.70 to $10.40 (effective 12/31/17)
  • Ohio $8.15 to $8.30
  • Rhode Island $9.60 to $10.10
  • South Dakota to $8.65 to $8.85
  • Vermont $10.00 to $10.50
  • Washington $11.00 to $11.50

There are also city minimum wage ordinances that are changing for 2018, including New York City, where the rate for employers with 11 or more employees is going to $13.00 per hour on December 31, 2017. Other cities with increasing minimum wage rates for 2018 include Los Angeles and Seattle, among others.

Check with your state department of labor for state minimum wage details or your city government for minimum wage ordinance information.

 

*Minnesota defines large employers as having annual gross revenue of $500,000 or more and small employers with annual gross revenue of less than $500,000.