In the following note we tell you all the details about the states in which the minimum wage increased. After many years, the Government of the USA has made an increase in Minimum salary in more than 20 states for this year 2023, a measure that has not been applied since 2009 and that will help workers to meet the cost of basic food baskets in the midst of the economic crisis that is plaguing the country.
In which states will this minimum wage increase be seen and from when?
On January 1, 2023, the hourly minimum wage was increased in 23 states, and according to estimates by the Economic Policy Institute, this represents more than $5 billion in wage increases for approximately 8.4 million workers.
It should be noted that 20 states, located mainly in the south and midwest of the country, continue with the federal minimum wage of $7.25 dollars per hour. While 30 states, as well as the District of Columbia, have salaries above the national benchmark.
These are the states where the minimum wage increased
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
Federal minimum wage: how much is the base salary in the country?
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.