Legislative Trends: Upcoming Increases to Minimum Wage Round-Up ― 2019

December 19, 2018

The following chart shows the current minimum wage for non-tipped and tipped employees and the next scheduled increase (if any) for each state, the District of Columbia and numerous local jurisdictions. It is important to note that the rates reflected are those required to be paid by “large” private-sector employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Rates that may be paid in certain states by “small employers” as defined by applicable state law, to individuals under a certain age (e.g., youth wage), to a certain classification of employees (e.g., fast food workers) or to employees during a “training” period are not reflected.

State / Local

Current Minimum Wage Per Hour

Current Tipped Employee Cash Wage Per Hour Next Scheduled Increase Minimum Wage Per Hour Next Scheduled Increase Tipped Employee Cash Wage Per Hour

Alabama

$7.25 $2.13 None None
Alaska $9.84 $9.84 $9.89 (1/1/19) $9.89 (1/1/19)

Arizona

$10.50

$7.50 $11.00 (1/1/19) $8.00 (1/1/19)
Flagstaff $11.00 $8.00 $12.00 (1/1/19)

$9.00 (1/1/19)

Arkansas $8.50 $2.63 $9.25 (1/1/19) $2.63 1/1/19
California $11.00 $11.00 $12.00 (1/1/19) $12.00 (1/1/19)
Alameda City $11.00 $11.00 $13.50 (7/1/19) $13.50 (7/1/19)
Belmont $12.50 $12.50 $13.50 (1/1/19) $13.50 (1/1/19)
Berkeley $15.00 $15.00 Annual Indexing (10/1/19) Annual Indexing (10/1/19)
Cupertino $13.50 $13.50 $15.00 (1/1/19) $15.00 (1/1/19)
El Cerrito $13.60 $13.60 $15.00 (1/1/19) $15.00 (1/1/19)
Emeryville $15.69 $15.69 Annual Indexing (7/1/19) Annual Indexing (7/1/19)
Los Altos $13.50 $13.50 $15.00 (1/1/19) $15.00 (1/1/19)
Los Angeles $13.25 $13.25 $14.25 (7/1/19) $14.25 (7/1/19)
Los Angeles County $13.25 $13.25 $14.25 (7/1/19) $14.25 (7/1/19)
Malibu $13.25 $13.25 $14.25 (7/1/19) $14.25 (7/1/19)
Milpitas $13.50 $13.50 $15.00 (7/1/19) $15.00 (7/1/19)
Mountain View $15.00 $15.00 $15.65 (1/1/19) $15.65 (1/1/19)
Oakland $13.23 $13.23 $13.80 (1/1/19) $13.80 (1/1/19)
Palo Alto $13.50 $13.50 $15.00 (1/1/19) $15.00 (1/1/19)
Pasadena $13.25 $13.25 To be reviewed in Feb 2019 for increase effective 7/1/19 To be reviewed in Feb 2019 for increase effective 7/1/19
Redwood City $11.00 $11.00 $13.50 (1/1/19) $13.50 (1/1/19)
Richmond $13.41
($11.91 if employer pays toward insurance) (1/1/19)
$13.41
($11.91 if employer pays toward insurance) (1/1/19)
$15.00
($13.50 if employer pays toward insurance) (1/1/19)
$15.00
($13.50 if employer pays toward insurance) (1/1/19)
San Diego $11.50 $11.50 $12.00 (1/1/19) $12.00 (1/1/19)
San Francisco $15.00 $15.00 Annual Indexing (7/1/19) Annual Indexing (7/1/19)
San Jose $13.50 $13.50 $15.00 (1/1/19) $15.00 (1/1/19)
San Leandro $13.00 $13.00 $14.00 (7/1/19) $14.00 (7/1/19)
Santa Clara $13.00 $13.00 $15.00 (1/1/19) $15.00 (1/1/19)
San Mateo $13.50 $13.50 $15.00 (1/1/19) $15.00 (1/1/19)
Santa Monica $13.25 $13.25 $14.25 (7/1/19) $14.25 (7/1/19)
Sunnyvale $15.00 $15.00 $15.65 (1/1/19) $15.65 (1/1/19)
Colorado $10.20 $7.18 $11.10 (1/1/19) $8.08 (1/1/19)
Connecticut $10.10 $6.38 Wait staff
$8.32 Bartenders
None None
Delaware $8.25 $2.23 $8.75 (1/1/19)
$9.25 (10/1/19)
None
None
District of Columbia $13.25 $3.89 $14.00 (7/1/19) $4.45 (7/1/19)
Florida $8.25 $5.23 $8.46 (1/1/19) $5.44 (1/1/19)
Georgia $7.25 (if covered under FLSA)
$5.15 (if not covered under FLSA)
$2.13 None None
Hawaii $10.10 $9.35 ($0.75 tip credit only if employee earns $7.00 more than the minimum wage through tips and wages) Unknown Unknown
Idaho $7.25 $3.35 None None
Illinois $8.25 $4.95 None None
Chicago $12.00 $6.25 $13.00 (7/1/19) Increase w/CPI 7/1/19
Cook County $11.00 $5.10 $12.00 (7/1/19) Adjusted for Inflation (7/1/19)
Indiana $7.25 $2.13 None None
Iowa $7.25 $4.35 None None
Kansas $7.25 $2.13 None None
Kentucky $7.25 $2.13 None None
Louisiana $7.25 $2.13 None None
Maine $10.00 $5.00 $11.00 (1/1/19) $5.50 (1/1/19)
Portland $10.90 $5.00 $11.00 (1/1/19) $5.50 (1/1/19)
Maryland $10.10 $3.63 Unknown Unknown
Montgomery County $12.25 $4.00 $13.00 (7/1/19) None
Prince George’s County $11.50 $3.63 None None
Massachusetts $11.00 $3.75 $12.00 (1/1/19) $4.35 (1/1/19)
Michigan*** $9.25 $3.52 $9.45 (Between 3/20/19 and 4/1/19) $3.59 (Between 3/20/19 and 4/1/19)
Minnesota $9.65 $9.65 $9.86 (1/1/19) $9.86 (1/1/19)
Minneapolis $11.25 $11.25 $12.25 (7/1/19) $12.25 (7/1/19)
St. Paul Follow Minnesota Follow Minnesota Employers with more than 10,000 Employees $12.50 (1/1/20)

Employers with more than 100 Employees $11.50 (7/1/20)

Employers with 100 or fewer Employees $10.00 (7/1/20)
Employers with more than 10,000 Employees $12.50 (1/1/20)

Employers with more than 100 Employees $11.50 (7/1/20)

Employers with 100 or fewer Employees $10.00 (7/1/20)
Mississippi $7.25 $2.13 None None
Missouri $7.85 $3.925 $8.60 (1/1/19) $4.30 (1/1/19)
Montana $8.30 $8.30 $8.50 (1/1/19) $8.50 (1/1/19)
Nebraska $9.00 $2.13 None None
Nevada $8.25 ($7.25 if employer provides employee opportunity to elect qualifying health insurance) $8.25 ($7.25 if employer provides employee opportunity to elect qualifying health insurance)

Annual Indexing (7/1/19)

Annual Indexing (7/1/19)
New Hampshire $7.25 $3.26 None None
New Jersey $8.60 $2.13 $8.85 None
New Mexico $7.50 $2.13 None None
Albuquerque $8.95 ($7.95 if the employee's employer provides healthcare and/or childcare benefits to the employee during any pay period and the employer pays an amount for these benefits equal to or in excess of an annualized cost of $2,500.00) $5.35 $9.20 ($8.20 if the employee's employer provides healthcare and/or childcare benefits to the employee during any pay period and the employer pays an amount for these benefits equal to or in excess of an annualized cost of $2,500.00) (1/1/19) $5.50 (1/1/19)
Bernalillo County $8.95 ($7.95 if the employee's employer provides healthcare and/or childcare benefits to the employee during any pay period and the employer pays an amount for these benefits equal to or in excess of an annualized cost of $2,500.00) $2.13 $9.05 ($8.05 if the employee's employer provides healthcare and/or childcare benefits to the employee during any pay period and the employer pays an amount for these benefits equal to or in excess of an annualized cost of $2,500.00) (1/1/19) $2.13 (1/1/19)
Las Cruces $9.20 $3.68 $10.10 (1/1/19) $4.04 (1/1/19)
Santa Fe $11.40 $2.13 Annual Indexing (3/1/19)
None
Santa Fe County $11.40 $3.41 Annual Indexing (3/1/19) Annual Indexing (3/1/19)
New York $10.40 $7.50 $11.10 (12/31/18)
$7.85 (12/31/18)
New York City $13.00 $8.65 $15.00 (12/31/18) $10.00 (12/31/18)
Nassau, Suffolk,Westchester Counties $11.00 $7.50 $12.00 (12/31/18) $8.00  (12/31/18)
North Carolina $7.25 $2.13 None None
North Dakota $7.25 $4.86 None None
Ohio $8.30 $4.15 $8.55 (1/1/19) $4.30 (1/1/19)
Oklahoma $7.25 $2.13 None None
Oregon $10.75 $10.75 $11.25 (7/1/19) $11.25 (7/1/19)
Portland UrbanGrowth Boundary $12.00 $12.00 $12.50 (7/1/19) $12.50 (7/1/19)
Non-Urban Counties $10.50 $10.50 $11.00 (7/1/19) $11.00 (7/1/19)
Pennsylvania $7.25 $2.83 None None
Rhode Island $10.10 $3.89 $10.50 (1/1/19) None
South Carolina $7.25 $2.13 None None
South Dakota $8.85 $4.425 $9.10 (1/1/19) $4.55 (1/1/19)
Tennessee $7.25 $2.13 None None
Texas $7.25 $2.13 None None
U.S. Virgin Islands $10.50 $4.20 None None
Utah $7.25 $2.13 None None
Vermont $10.50 $5.25 $10.78 (1/1/19) $5.39 (1/1/19)
Virginia $7.25 $2.13 None None
Washington $11.50 $11.50 $12.00 (1/1/19) $12.00 (1/1/19)
Seattle Does employer pay toward medical benefits?
Yes = $15.00
No = $15.45
Does employer pay toward medical benefits?
Yes = $15.00
No = $15.45
$16.00 (1/1/19)
Two-tiered minimum for large employers eliminated beginning 1/1/19
$16.00 (1/1/19)
Two-tiered minimum for large employers eliminated beginning 1/1/19
SeaTac $15.64 (hospitality and transportation employees) $15.64 (hospitality and transportation employees) $16.09 (hospitality and transportation employees) (1/1/19) $16.09 (hospitality and transportation employees) (1/1/19)
Tacoma $12.00 $12.00 $12.35 $12.35
West Virginia $8.75 $2.63 None None
Wisconsin $7.25 $2.33 None None
Wyoming $7.25 $2.13 None None

*** The Michigan law increasing the minimum wage becomes effective 90 days after the current legislative session ends. The legislature is scheduled to adjourn between December 20 and December 31, which would put the effective date between March 20 and April 1, 2019. At the time of this writing, the Michigan legislature was still in session so a firm date is not yet known. We will continue to monitor and report when an actual effective date is known.

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