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City and County Minimum Wage Rate Guide:
Updated for July 1, 2024

The federal minimum wage hasn’t increased since 2009. In response, smaller jurisdictions have taken it upon themselves to set their own rates. States, counties and cities continue to pass new minimum wage laws, creating challenges for employers to manage rates across their organizations.

Meanwhile, a previous push for a $15 minimum wage across the U.S. has evolved into the Fight for $20, and many jurisdictions are closing in on that mark. The growing concern among lawmakers to provide a competitive wage has also sparked the growth of minimum wage legislation.

Tracking, applying and communicating minimum wage rates for large employers has become increasingly complex. This guide gives an overview of updates at the county and city levels.

Notes on Using This Guide

This guide only covers county and city minimum wage rates for large employers that update July 1, 2024. State wage rates are not included, nor are county and city wage rates updated at other times of the year. Employers should note that some jurisdictions whose large employer rates often update in July are not updating this year on July 1, 2024. Also, some local laws have been preempted by higher rates at the state level and are not included here.

Lastly, please note that your locations may be required to pay a different wage, depending on factors such as:

  • Industry/sub-industry
  • Tipped wages
  • Small-employer wages
  • Number of employees
  • Minimum/maximum company revenue
  • Student/learner wages
  • New employee wages
  • Overtime
  • Whether the employer provides health benefits

Note: State wage rates are not included in this guide, nor are tipped wages, industry-specific rates or rates for employers of other sizes.
This guide is intended for market awareness only. It is not to be used as a substitute for legal advice or counsel.