New Year, New Minimum Wages: Are You Ready?

By Kelsey Basten

Published on December 5, 2017

Planning compensation rates for the new year can be complicated, especially when a number of minimum wage rate changes go into effect Dec. 31, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2018, at the federal, state, county and city levels.

Are you prepared? Check out the following list of the upcoming changes:

Federal Contractor

Federal Contractor $10.35


Arizona $10.50
Alaska $9.84
California $11.00
Colorado $10.20
Florida $8.25
Hawaii $10.10
Maine $10.00
Michigan $9.25
Minnesota $9.65
Missouri $7.85
Montana $8.30
New Jersey $8.60
New York $10.40
Ohio $8.30
Rhode Island $10.10
South Dakota $8.85
Vermont $10.50
Washington $11.50


Cupertino, CA $13.50
El Cerrito, CA $13.60
Los Altos, CA $13.50
Milpitas, CA $12.00
Mountain View, CA $15.00
Oakland, CA $13.23
Palo Alto, CA $13.50
Richmond, CA $13.41
San Jose, CA $13.50
San Mateo, CA $13.50
Santa Clara, CA $13.00
Sunnyvale, CA $15.00
Minneapolis, MN $10.00
Albuquerque, NM $8.95
Bernalillo County, NM $8.85
Las Cruces, NM $9.45
Seatac, WA $15.64
Seattle, WA $15.45
Tacoma, WA $12.00

The minimum wage rates above are valid as the posting date of the blog. The rates apply for large, standard employers. 

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