2018 Minimum Wage Increases: Impacted States and Details

2018 Minimum Wage Increases: Impacted States and Details

DOL Minimum Wage IncreasesBeginning on 12/31/17, minimum wage increases will affect many states across the country. As a reminder, the current federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) while the minimum wage for federal contractors in 2018 is $10.35 per hour.

Important Note:

Employers are subjected to paying a higher rate if state and local laws have a minimum wage that is higher than the federal rate.

The below details are from BLR, along with an interactive map.

Effective 12/31/17:

New York:

  • $11.00 per hour Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester counties;
  • $10.40 per hour remainder of New York ($11.75 for fast food employees in fast food places outside of New York City).
  • Increasing to:
  • $12.00 per hour Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester counties 12/31/18;
  • $11.10 per hour remainder of New York 12/31/18 ($12.75 for fast food employees in fast food places outside of New York City 12/31/18).
  • *Local laws may require different minimum wage rates.

Effective January 1, 2018:

Alaska: $9.84 per hour.

Arizona: $10.50 per hour. Increasing to: $11.00 on 1/1/19 and $12.00 on 1/1/20.

California:

  • $11.00 per hour with 26 employees or more;
  • $10.50 per hour with fewer than 26 employees.
  • There are scheduled future increases:
  • For 26 employees or more the minimum wage rate is increasing to: $12.00 on 1/1/19; $13.00 on 1/1/20; $14.00 on 1/1/21; and $15.00 on 1/1/22.
  • For 25 employees or less the minimum wage rate is increasing to: $11.00 on 1/1/19; $12.00 on 1/1/20; $13.00 on 1/1/21; $14.00 on 1/1/22; and $15.00 on 1/1/23.
  • *Local laws may require different minimum wage rates.

Colorado: $10.20 per hour. Increasing to: $11.10 on 1/1/19 and $12.00 on 1/1/20.

Florida: $8.25 per hour.

Hawaii: $10.10 per hour.

Maine:  $10.00 per hour. Increasing to: $11.00 on 1/1/19 and $12.00 on 1/1/20. *Local laws may require different minimum wage rates.

Michigan: $9.25 per hour.

Minnesota: $9.65 per hour for large employers (annual gross revenue of $500,000 or more); $7.87 per hour for small employers (annual gross revenue of less than $500,000).

Missouri: $7.85 per hour.

Montana: $8.30 per hour.

New Jersey: $8.60 per hour.

Ohio: $8.30 per hour (gross receipts of $305,000 or more); $7.25 per hour (gross receipts under $305,000).

Rhode Island: $10.10 per hour. Increasing to: $10.50 on 1/1/19.

South Dakota: $8.85 per hour.

Vermont: $10.50 per hour.

Washington: $11.50 per hour. Increasing to: $12.00 on 1/1/19 and $13.50 on 1/1/20. *Local laws may require different minimum wage rates.

Effective July 1, 2018:

D.C.: $13.25 per hour on 7/1/18. Increasing to: $14.00 on 7/1/19 and $15.00 on 7/1/20.

Maryland: $10.10 per hour on 7/1/18. *Local laws may require different minimum wage rates.

Oregon:

  • $12.00 Portland metro area;
  • $10.75 urban counties;
  • $10.50 rural counties on 7/1/18.
  • Increasing to:
  • The Portland metro area will increase to $12.50 on 7/1/19; $13.25 on 7/1/20; $14.00 on 7/1/21; and $14.75 on 7/1/22.
  • The urban counties will increase to $11.25 on 7/1/19; $12.00 on 7/1/20; $12.75 on 7/1/21; and $13.50 on 7/1/22.
  • The rural counties will increase to $11.00 on 7/1/19; $11.50 on 7/1/20; $12.00 on 7/1/21; and $12.50 on 7/1/22.

For more information on Minimum Wage basics, please visit DOL.gov.

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