2019 State and Local Minimum Wage Updates

by Camille Bradbury on December 19, 2018

Several states and cities have increased minimum wages in 2019. The following tables provide updates to the amount, effective dates, and which rates apply based on company size. 

StateNew Minimum WageEffective Date
Federal$10.60/hr. (federal contractors only)January 1, 2019
Alaska$9.89/hr.January 1, 2019
Arizona$11.00/hr.January 1, 2019
Arkansas$9.25/hr.January 1, 2019
California$12.00/hr. (26+ employees)
$11.00/hr. (up to 25 employees)
January 1, 2019
Colorado$11.10/hr.January 1, 2019
Delaware$8.75/hr.
$9.25/hr.
January 1, 2019
October 1, 2019
District of Columbia$14.00/hr.July 1, 2019
Florida$8.46/hr.January 1, 2019
Maine$11.00/hr.January 1, 2019
Massachusetts$12.00/hr.January 1, 2019
Michigan$10.00/hr.Delayed until April 1, 2018
Minnesota$9.86/hr. (large employers - more than $500,000+ annual gross sales)
$8.04/hr. (small employers - less than $500,000 annual gross sales)
January 1, 2019
Missouri$8.60/hr.January 1, 2019
Montana$8.50/hr.January 1, 2019
NevadaTBD (without benefits)
TBD (with benefits)
July 1, 2019**
New Jersey$8.85/hr.January 1, 2019
New York$15.00/hr. (large employers - 11+ employees in NYC)
$13.50/hr. (small employers - 10 or fewer employees in NYC)
$11.10/hr. Greater New York
$12.00/hr. Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester counties
$12.75/hr. fast food employees outside NYC
$15.00/hr. fast food employees in NYC
December 31, 2018
Ohio$8.55/hr.January 1, 2019
Oregon$12.50/hr. Urban counties
$11.25/hr. Portland metro
$11.00/hr. Nonurban counties
July 1, 2019
Rhode Island$10.50/hr.January 1, 2019
South Dakota$9.10/hr.January 1, 2019
Vermont$10.78/hr.January 1, 2019
Washington$12.00/hr.January 1, 2019
** Adjusted for inflation
StateNew Minimum WageEffective Date
Flagstaff, AZ$12.00/hr.January 1, 2019
Alameda, CA$13.50/hr. (26 or more employees) $13.50/hr. (25 or fewer employees)July 1, 2019
Belmont, CA$13.50/hr.January 1, 2019
Berkeley, CATBDJuly 1, 2019**
Bernalillo County, CA$8.05/hr. (without benefits)
$9.05/hr. (with benefits)
January 1, 2019
Cupertino, CA$15.00/hr.January 1, 2019
El Cerrito, CA$15.00/hr.January 1, 2019
Emeryville, CATBD (56 or more employees)
TBD (55 or fewer employees)
July 1, 2019**
Los Altos, CA$15.00/hr.January 1, 2019
Los Angeles City, CA$14.25/hr. (26 or more employees)
$13.25/hr. (25 or fewer employees)
TBD (Hotel Employees)
July 1, 2019
Los Angeles County (Unincorporated), CA$14.25/hr. (26 or more employees)
$13.25/hr. (25 or fewer employees)
July 1, 2019
Malibu, CA$14.25/hr. (26 or more employees)
$13.25/hr. (25 or fewer employees)
July 1, 2019
Milpitas, CA$15.00/hr.July 1, 2019
Mountain View, CA$15.65/hr.January 1, 2019
Oakland, CA$13.80/hr.
$15.00/hr. (Hotel workers with health benefits)
$20.00/hr. (Hotel workers without health benefits)
January 1, 2018**
July 1, 2019
Palo Alto, CA$15.00/hr.January 1, 2019
Pasadena, CATBD (26 or more employees)
TBD (25 or fewer employees)
July 1, 2019
Redwood, CA$13.50/hr. (26 or more employees)
$13.50/hr. (25 or fewer employees)
January 1, 2019
Richmond, CA$15.00/hr. (without benefits)
$13.50/hr. (with benefits)
January 1, 2019
San Diego, CA$ 12.00/hr.January 1, 2019
San Francisco (City & County), CATBDJuly 1, 2019**
San Jose, CA$15.00/hr.January 1, 2019
San Leandro, CA$14.00/hr.July 1, 2019
San Mateo, CA$15.00/hr. (For Profits)
$13.50/hr. (Nonprofits)
January 1, 2019
Santa Clara, CA$15.00/hr.January 1, 2019
Santa Monica, CA$14.25/hr. (26 or more employees)
$13.25/hr. (25 or fewer employees)
TBD (Hotel employees)
July 1, 2019
Sunnyvale, CA$15.65/hr.January 1, 2019
Chicago, IL$13.00/hr.July 1, 2019
Cook County, IL$12.00/hr.July 1, 2019
Montgomery County, MD$13.00/hr. (51 or more employees)
$12.50/hr. (11-50 employees/ 11 or more employees & 501 C3 or home health care services provider/ 10 or fewer employees)
July 1, 2019
Portland, ME$11.00/hr.January 1, 2019**
Minneapolis, MN$12.25/hr. (100 or more employees)
$10.00/hr. (99 or fewer employees)
July 1, 2019
Albuquerque, NM$9.20/hr. (Without benefits)
$8.20/hr. (With Benefits)
January 1, 2019
Bernalillo County, NM$9.05/hr. (Without Benefits)
$8.05/hr. (With Benefits)
January 1, 2019
Las Cruces, NM$10.10/hr.January 1, 2019
City of Santa Fe, NMTBDMarch 1, 2019**
Santa Fe County, NMTBDMarch 1, 2019**
SeaTac, WA$16.09/hr. (Hospitality/Transportation)January 1, 2019
Seattle, WA$16.00/hr. (large employers 501 or more employees)
$15.00/hr. (small employers 500 or fewer employees with no benefits)
$12.00/hr. (small employers 500 or fewer employees with
benefits)
January 1, 2019
Tacoma, WA$12.35/hr.January 1, 2019
** Adjusted for inflation
FederalNew Minimum WageEffective Date
Federal Contractors$10.60/hr.January 1, 2019
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