Many states make frequent minimum wage adjustments to account for the impact of inflation on wages. This year is no exception, with 25 states increasing their minimum wage. Here is a comprehensive list of the changes: 

State Name 

New Minimum Wage 

New Tipping Wage 

Effective Date 

More Information 

Arizona  $12.80  $9.80  January 1, 2022  Here is the official announcement 
California  $15.00  $15.00  January 1, 2022  Employers with 25 employees or less have a minimum wage of $14.00 an hour. You can find California’s official guidance here 
Colorado  $12.56  $9.54  January 1, 2022  You can find the official guide here 
Connecticut  $14.00  $6.38  July 1, 2022  Connecticut is increasing their minimum wage based on a yearly schedule. You can see the schedule here 
Delaware  $10.50  No Change ($2.23)  January 1, 2022  Delaware is current planning to increase minimum wage on a yearly basis. You can learn more here 
Florida  $11.00  $6.98  September 30, 2022  Florida is increasing their minimum wage based on a yearly schedule. You can see the schedule here 
Illinois  $12.00  $7.20  January 1, 2022  The state minimum wage only applies to employers with 4 or more employees. Tip credit can’t be more than 40 percent of the minimum wage. $9.15 an hour is the minimum for workers under the age of 18 who work less than 650 hours each year. 
Maine  $12.75  $6.38  January 1, 2022  You can view the official announcement here 
Maryland  $12.50  No Change ($3.63)  January 1, 2022  The state minimum wage applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Employers with 14 or fewer employees are required to pay a minimum wage of $12.20. Different wage rates may apply for Montgomery and Prince George counties. 
Massachusetts  $14.25  $6.15  January 1, 2022  For more information on Massachusetts minimum wage laws, you can go to their website 
Michigan  $9.87  $3.75  January 1, 2022  Minors aged 16 and 17 are paid a rate of $8.39 as normal wages and $4.25 as a training wage (the first 90 days of employment). Learn more here 
Minnesota  $10.33  $10.33  January 1, 2022  Tipping credit isn’t allowed. A smaller minimum wage rate of $8.42 an hour applies to: 

  • Small employers (less than $500,000 gross annual income) 
  • Employees under 18 years old 
  • Employees under 20, during their first 90 days of work 

Learn more here 

Missouri  $11.15  $5.58  January 1, 2022  Missouri is currently updating their minimum wage on a schedule. You can view the schedule here 
Montana  $9.20  $9.20  January 1, 2022  Tip credits, training wage, and meal credits aren’t allowed. A lower rate of $4.00 an hour applies to businesses with gross annual sales of $110,000 or less that aren’t covered by the federal minimum wage law. 
Nevada  $10.50  $10.50  July 1, 2022  No tipping credit is allowed. A lower rate of $9.50 applies to employees with health benefits.  
New Jersey  $13.00  $5.13  January 1, 2022  There are a few different rates for different situations. 

  • $11.90 for seasonal employees and employers with 6 or fewer employees. 
  • $10.90 for agricultural employees 
New Mexico  $11.50  $2.80  January 1, 2022  While some counties may be allowed to set their own minimum wage rate, most of the state should follow the increased minimum wage rate 
New York  $13.20  $8.80  December 31, 2021  Employees in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester and employees who work in fast food have an increased rate of $15.00. Other rates may apply for different industries. Check here for more information.  
Ohio  $9.30  $4.65  January 1, 2022  If employers have a gross annual income less than $342,000 follow the federal minimum wage rate, not the state rate 
Oregon  $13.50  $13.50  July 1, 2022  Tip credit isn’t allowed. Oregon is updating minimum wage on a schedule. A $14.75 rate applies to the Portland metropolitan area. A $12.50 rate applies to non-urban counties.  
Rhode Island  $12.25  $3.89  January 1, 2022  Rhode Island has planned future increases to their state minimum wage.  
South Dakota  $9.95  $4.975  January 1, 2022  More information can be found here 
Vermont  $12.55  $6.28  January 1, 2022  The official announcement can be found here 
Virginia  $11.00  $11.00  January 1, 2022  Tipping credit is allowed. Virginia is updating their minimum wage rate based on a schedule 
Washington  $14.59  $14.59  January 1, 2022  Tipping credit is not allowed. Workers who are 14 or 15 years old must be paid 85 percent of the state minimum wage rate, or $12.32 per hour.  


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Disclaimer: This guide is meant as a starting point for compliance by Helpside’s clients. As such, Helpside has not created it to apply to a client’s particular circumstances. Thus, the content should not be regarded as legal advice and not be relied upon as such. In relation to any particular problem, clients are advised to seek specific advice. Finally, please note that relevant laws may change after publication.