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Nationwide Minimum Wage Rates List

Nationwide Minimum Wage Rates List – 2017 – 2018:

Federal minimum wage rate, currently set at $7.25, is often inadequate to meet basic needs and expenses, especially in certain high-end urban locations.

As a result, many areas have increased local minimum wage rates according to business size and consumer price index.

The following table lists minimum wage levels greater than the federal standard:

State, County or City Minimum Wage Rates Date
Alaska $9.80 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Arizona $10.00 January 1, 2017
$10.50 January 1, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ $10.50 July 1, 2017
$11.00 January 1, 2018
Arkansas $8.50 (4 employees or more) January 1, 2017
California $10.00 (25 or fewer employees)
and $10.50 (26 or more employees)
January 1, 2017
$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)
and $11.00 (26 or more employees)
January 1, 2018
Berkeley, CA $13.75 October 1, 2017
$15.00 October 1, 2018
Cupertino, CA $12.00 January 1, 2017
$13.50 January 1, 2018
El Cerrito, CA $12.25 January 1, 2017
$13.60 January 1, 2018
Emeryville, CA $14.00 (55 or fewer employees) and $15.20 (56 or more employees) July 1, 2017
$15.00 (55 or fewer employees) and $15.60 est. (56 or more employees) July 1, 2018
Los Altos, CA $12.00 January 1, 2017
$13.50 January 1, 2018
Los Angeles, CA  $10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2017
$12.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $13.25 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2018
Los Angeles County, CA (unincorporated areas) $10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2017
$12.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $13.25 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2018
Malibu, CA $10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2017
$12.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $13.25 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2018
Milpitas, CA $11.00 July 1, 2017
$12.00 January 1, 2018
Mountain View, CA $13.00 January 1, 2017
$15.00 January 1, 2018
Oakland, CA $12.86 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Palo Alto, CA $12.00 January 1, 2017
$13.50 January 1, 2018
Pasadena, CA $10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2017
$12.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $13.25 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2018
Richmond, CA $12.30 January 1, 2017
$13.00 January 1, 2018
San Diego, CA $11.50 January 1, 2017
$11.50 January 1, 2018
San Francisco, CA $14.00 July 1, 2017
$15.00 July 1, 2018
San Jose, CA $12.00 July 1, 2017
$13.50 January 1, 2018
San Leandro, CA $12.00 July 1, 2017
$13.00 July 1, 2018
San Mateo, CA $12.00 (profit) and $10.50 (non- profit) January 1, 2017
$13.50 (profit) and $12.00 (non-profit) January 1, 2018
Santa Clara, CA $11.10 January 1, 2017
$13.00 January 1, 2018
Santa Monica, CA $10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2017
$12.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $13.25 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2018
Sunnyvale, CA $13.00 January 1, 2017
$15.00 January 1, 2018
Colorado $9.30 January 1, 2017
$10.20 January 1, 2018
Connecticut $10.10 January 1, 2017
Delaware $8.25 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
District of Columbia $12.50 July1, 2017
$13.25 July 1, 2018
Florida $8.10 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Hawaii $9.25 January 1, 2017
$10.10 January 1, 2018
Illinois $8.25 January 1, 2017
Chicago, IL $11.00 July 1, 2017
$12.00 July1, 2018
Cook County, IL $10.00 July 1, 2017
$11.00 July 1, 2018
Maine $9.00 January 1, 2017
$10.00 January 1, 2018
Portland, ME $10.68 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Bangor, ME $8.25 January 1, 2017
$9.00 January 1, 2018
Maryland $9.25 July 1, 2017
$10.10 July 1, 2018
Montgomery County, MD $11.50 (2 or more employees) July 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Prince George’s County, MD $10.75 January 1, 2017
$11.50 October 1, 2017
Massachusetts $11.00 January 1, 2017
Michigan
$8.90
January 1, 2017
$9.25 January 1, 2018
Minnesota $9.50 (any large business with $500,000 or more annual gross revenue) $7.75 (any small business with less than $500,000 annual gross revenue) January 1, 2017
$9.65 (any large business with $500,000 or more annual gross revenue) $7.87 (any small business with less than $500,000 annual gross revenue) January 1, 2018
Missouri $7.70 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Kansas City, MO $7.70 August 28, 2017
St. Louis, MO $7.70 August 28, 2017
Montana $11.00 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by September 30, 2018
Nebraska $9.00 January 1, 2017
Nevada $8.25 July 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by July 1, 2018
New Jersey $8.44 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
New Mexico $7.50 January 1, 2017
Albuquerque, NM $8.80 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Bernalillo County, NM $8.70 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Las Cruces, NM $9.20 January 1, 2017
$9.20 January 1, 2018
Santa Fe, NM $11.09 March 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by March 1, 2018
Santa Fe County, NM $11.09 March 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by March 1, 2018
New York City, NY $12.00 (10 or less employees) and $13.00 (11 or more employees) December 31, 2017
$13.50 (10 or less employees) and $15.00 (11 or more employees) December 31, 2018
Long Island & Westchester, NY $11.00 December 31, 2017
$12.00 December 31, 2018
Remainder of New York State, NY $10.40 December 31, 2017
$11.10 December 31, 2018
Ohio $8.15 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Oregon $10.25 (standard), $11.25 (urban areas) and $10.00 (non-urban areas) July 1, 2017
$10.75 (standard), $12.00 (urban areas) and $10.50 (non-urban areas) July 1, 2018
Rhode Island $9.60 January 1, 2017
South Dakota $8.65 January 1, 2017
Inflation – based increase by January 1, 2018
Vermont $10.00 January 1, 2017
$10.50 January 1, 2018
Washington $11.00 January 1, 2017
$11.50 January 1, 2018
Seattle, WA

 

(Note: An employee who declines or is ineligible for a medical benefit plan must receive the higher minimum wage. See FAQs p.17 No.9b)

500 or less employees: $13.00 (or $11.00 if the employee receives specified paid medical benefits and/or earns $2/hour in tips) January 1, 2017
501 or more employees: $15.00 (or $13.50 if the employee receives specified paid medical benefits)
500 or less employees: $14.00 (or $11.50 if the employee receives specified paid medical benefits) January 1, 2018
501 or more employees: $15.00 (if the employee receives specified paid medical benefits). Check state website before year-end for more details.
Tacoma, WA $11.15 January 1, 2017
$12.00 January 1, 2018
West Virginia $8.75 (6 or more employees) January 1, 2017

For further information, please contact Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Cindy Bamforth
September 15, 2017