The minimum wage in USA it has been increased after 14 years and in more than 20 states. This growth in hourly pay for the workday is positive for workers in formal companies, since they will be able to earn a few extra dollars compared to other years. However, it should be noted that this measure was not applied in all states as of January 1 and in this DEPOR note we will provide you with the details of the good news about the salary increase and the dates on which it will correspond to each state.
Minimum Wage in the USA: how much did the salary increase?
The federal minimum of $7.25 per hour since 2009. Moving this figure requires congressional approval and the president’s signature, so it is not automatically adjusted. From that year to today, it’s the longest period workers have gone without a pay raise.
Recall that US President Joe Biden, along with some progressive Democrats, proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $15, but this failed in Congress in 2022.
On the other hand, there is an exception to the minimum wage for tipped workers such as servers. These may have a salary of $2.13 per hour.
In which states did the Minimum Wage increase?
From January 1
- Alaska: from $10.34 to $10.85
- Arizona: $12.80 to $13.85
- California: $14.50 (businesses with 25 or fewer employees) and $15.50 (businesses with more than 26 employees)
- Colorado: $12.56 to $13.65
- South Dakota: $9.95 to $10.80
- Delaware: $10.50 to $11.75
- Illinois: $12 to $13
- Maine: $12.75 to $13.80
- Maryland: $12.50 to $13.25
- Massachusetts: $14.25 to $15
- Michigan: $9.87 to $10.10
- Minnesota: $8.42 to $8.63 (small employer) and $10.33 to $10.59 for large employers
- Missouri: $11.15 to $12
- Montana: $9.20 to $9.95
- Nebraska: $9 to $10.50
- New Jersey: $13 to $14.13 (scheduled increase also includes inflation adjustment)
- New Mexico: $11.50 to $12
- New York: $13.20 to $14.20 (upstate New York) and $15 (in and around New York City)
- Ohio: $9.30 to $10.10
- Rhode Island: $12.25 to $13
- Vermont: $12.55 to $13.18
- Virginia: $11 to $12
- Washington: from $14.49 to $15.74
From July 1
- Connecticut: from $14 to $15
- Nevada: $9.50 to $10.25 (businesses that offer benefits) and $10.50 to $11.25 for businesses that do not offer benefits)
- Oregon: Minimum wage will increase from $13.50 to a new figure based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI)
From September 1