2018 Minimum Wage Increases

Dec 8, 2017 | Household Payroll & Taxes, Tax & Wage Laws

2018 minimum wage increasesThe Federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009, but many states and localities have passed their own minimum wage laws. Employers must pay non-exempt employees at least minimum wage and where rates differ between federal, state, and municipal laws, the highest rate must be paid. This guide shows states and cities with 2018 minimum wage increases, but does not reflect specific minimum wage rates for overtime, tipped employees, non-profit status exemptions, child labor laws, training wages, etc. Nor does it discuss minimum salary rates for exempt employees; all figures below are per-hour rates. Unless noted, new rates go into effect January 1st, 2018.

States

  • Alaska – $9.84
  • Arizona – $10.50
  • California (less than 25 employees) – $10.50
  • Colorado – $10.20
  • Florida – $8.25
  • Hawaii – $10.10
  • Maine – $10
  • Michigan – $9.25
  • Minnesota (less than $500K in gross sales) – $7.87
  • Missouri – $7.85
  • Montana – $8.30
  • New Jersey – $8.60
  • New York (takes effect December 31, 2017) – $12 (10 or less employees in NYC); $11 (Long Island and Westchester); $10.40 (rest of state)
  • Ohio – $8.30 (does not impact household employers – minimum wage for household employees in Ohio is $7.25)
  • Rhode Island – $10.10
  • South Dakota – $8.85
  • Vermont – $10.50
  • Washington – $11.50

Cities

California

  • Cupertino – $13.50
  • El Cerrito – $13.60
  • Los Altos – $13.50
  • Milpitas – $12
  • Mountain View – $15
  • Palo Alto – $13.50
  • Richmond – $13.41
  • San Jose – $13.50
  • San Mateo – $13.50
  • Santa Clara – $13
  • Sunnyvale – $15

Washington

  • Seattle – $11.50 (less than 500 employees and provides benefits); $14 (less than 500 employees with no benefits)
  • Tacoma – $12

For more information about employment laws in your state, check out our State-by-State guide, or contact us at (800) 929-9213.

 

 

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