Minimum Wage Increases

The following 19 states will increase their minimum wage rates on December 31 or January 1:
  • Arizona increases to $10 on Jan. 1, 2017, with future increases to $12 by 2020 and indexed for annual cost of living increases starting in 2021
  • Arkansas increases to $8.50 on Jan. 1, 2017
  • California increases to $10.50 on Jan. 1, 2017 with future increases to $15 by 2022 and indexed starting in 2023. Small businesses with 25 employees or fewer will have an extra year to comply with increases.
  • Connecticut increases to $10.10 on Jan. 1, 2017
  • Colorado increases to $9.30 on Jan. 1, 2017, with future increases to $12 by 2020 and indexed starting in 2021
  • Hawaii increases to $9.25 on Jan. 1, 2017, with an increase to $10.10 in 2018
  • Maine increases to $9 on Jan. 1, 2017, with future increases to $12 by 2020 and indexed starting in 2021
  • Massachusetts increases to $11 on Jan. 1, 2017
  • Michigan increases to $8.90 on Jan. 1, 2017, with an increase to $9.25 in 2018
  • New York
  • New York City increases to $11 on Dec. 31, 2016, $13 in 2017 and $15 in 2018 for businesses with 11 employees or more; it increases to $10.50 on Dec. 31, 2016, $12 in 2017, $13.50 in 2018 and $15 in 2019 for businesses with 10 employees or fewer
  • Long Island and Westchester increase to $10 on Dec. 31, 2016, with future increases of $1 a year until reaching $15 in 2021
  • The rest of New York State increases to $9.70 on Dec. 31, 2016, with future increases to $10.40 in 2017, $11.10 in 2018, $11.80 in 2019 and $12.50 in 2020. Annual increases starting in 2021 will bring the rest of New York to $15 on a schedule to be determined based on cost of living and other indices.
  • Washington state increases to $11 on Jan. 1, 2017, with future increases to $13.50 by 2020 and indexed starting in 2021
  • Vermont increases to $10 on Jan. 1, 2017, with increase to $10.50 in 2018 and indexed starting in 2019
States with Indexing where annual cost-of-living adjustments will take effect Jan. 1, 2017 include:
  • Alaska increases to $9.80
  • Florida increases to $8.10
  • Missouri increases to $7.70
  • Montana increases to $8.15
  • New Jersey increases to $8.44
  • Ohio increases to $8.15
  • South Dakota increases to $8.65
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