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Minimum Wage Increases for 2019

The following chart details the states that have announced minimum wage increases for 2019. More changes could be announced, so employers should continue to monitor the rates for further changes.

 State Minimum Wage Rates

State

2019

2018

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Alaska

$9.89

$9.84

 

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Arizona

$11.00

$10.50

 

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Arkansas

$9.25

$8.50

 

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California

$11.00/$12.00

$10.50/$11.00

Employers of 25 or less employees may pay at the lower rate in effect (i.e., $11.00 for 2019). Several cities/counties have higher minimum wages.

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Colorado

$11.10

$10.20

 

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Delaware

$8.75

$8.25

Minimum wage will increase again on October 1, 2019 to $9.25.

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District of Columbia

$14.00

$13.25

Minimum wage change is effective July 1, 2019.

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Florida

$8.46

$8.25

 

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Maine

$11.00

$10.00

Effective January 1, 2019, Maine’s state minimum wage exceeds Portland’s minimum wage, which will be recalculated as of July 1, 2019. 

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Massachusetts

$12.00

$11.00

 

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Michigan

$9.45

$9.25

The minimum wage increases to $9.45 effective March 29, 2019. 

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Minnesota

$9.86/$8.04

$9.65/$7.87

 Higher minimum wage applies to large employers with annual gross revenue of $500,000 or more.

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Missouri

$8.60

$7.85

State minimum wage does not applies to retail or service businesses whose annual gross income is less than $500,000.

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Montana

$8.50

$8.30

 

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New Jersey

$8.85

$8.60

 

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New York

$12.00/$11.10

$11.00/$10.40

Higher minimum wage applies to Long Island & Westchester; higher minimum wage applies to NYC (not shown).

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Ohio

$8.55

$8.30

Employers with annual gross receipts of less than $314,000 shall pay their employees no less than the current federal minimum wage rate ($7.25).

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Oregon

$11.00/$11.25/$12.50

$10.50/$10.75/$12.00

Minimum wage change is effective July 1, 2019. Lowest minimum wage applies to non-urban counties; highest minimum wage applies to Portland.

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Rhode Island

$10.50

$10.10

 

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South Dakota

$9.10

$8.85

 

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Vermont

$10.78

$10.50

 

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Washington

$12.00

$11.50

Seattle, Tacoma, and the City of SeaTac currently have higher minimum wage rates.

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 For current state minimum wage rates, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s site. 


 This information is distributed with the understanding that the publisher is not rendering legal, accounting, tax or other professional services. If legal advice or other assistance is required, an attorney, CPA or tax advisor should be consulted.

GreenSlate
11 January 2019

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