Arizona 2016 Minimum Wage Holds the Line

The Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) announced that the Arizona minimum wage will remain at $8.05 per hour effective January 1, 2016. Employers are required to replace previous versions of the Arizona Minimum Wage notice even though the minimum wage rate remained the same.

The ICA administers and enforces the State’s minimum wage.

Arizona Tipped Workers Minimum Wage

Employees who are tipped earn a base rate of $5.05 per hour thanks to a $3 tip credit.

Tipped workers include people who customarily receives tips, typically in the restaurant, hospitality, and personal services industries:

  • Food servers
  • Bussers
  • Bartenders
  • Bellhops / Valets
  • Car wash attendants
  • Hairdressers / Barbers

Arizona Annual Minimum Wage Calculation

Arizona’s minimum wage can be adjusted annually based on increases in the cost of living based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Any adjustments to the Arizona minimum wage are rounded to the nearest nickel (five-cent increments).

History of Arizona Minimum Wage

The State enacted the Arizona Minimum Wage Act (Proposition 202) in 2006 after a successful ballot measure. The table below shows Arizona’s minimum wage rates since 2006 and the percentage of increase for each year, if any.

Year Minimum Wage % Change
2006 $5.15* NA
2007 $6.75 31.068%
2008 $6.90 2.222%
2009 $7.25 5.072%
2010 $7.25 0.000%
2011 $7.35 1.379%
2012 $7.65 4.082%
2013 $7.80 1.961%
2014 $7.90 1.282%
2015 $8.05 1.899%
2016 $8.05 0.000%

*Pre-indexed rate.

Arizona Minimum Wage Poster

Arizona employers are required to display the most current Arizona Minimum Wage notice

in a conspicuous place where employees can read the poster. The Arizona 2016 Minimum Wage notice is included as part of GovDocs’ Arizona Workplace Poster Packages, along with other required postings:

  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance (Memo)
  • Employee Safety & Health Protection
  • Prohibition of Discrimination
  • Work Exposure to Bodily Fluids
  • Constructive Discharge
  • Minimum Wage
  • No Smoking Poster
  • E-Verify
  • Right to Work
  • Work Exposure to MRSA, Spinal Meningitis, or TB

Arizona employers can save 20% off all workplace poster purchases using GovDocs coupon code BLOG20.

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