Santa Fe Minimum Wage 2015 Increase

March 1, 2015 saw an 18-cent increase to the Santa Fe minimum wage to new rate of $10.84 per hour.

The City of Santa Fe increased the citywide minimum wage rate to $10.84 per hour, which represents a 1.7 percent increase over the previous rate of $10.66. The increase is part of the City’s cost-of-living adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The Santa Fe minimum wage is also a living wage in that it requires entities providing service to the City or receiving economic benefit from the City to pay the minimum wage.

Read more: What’s the Difference Between Minimum Wage, Prevailing Wage, and Living Wage?

Which Santa Fe Businesses Must Pay the Santa Fe Minimum Wage?

Santa Fe City Living Wage Ordinance (§28-1 28-1.12 SFCC 1987) established a citywide minimum wage in 2004 for the following employers:

  • Businesses with City-administered business licenses or registrations.
  • Contractors providing services to the City.
  • City government.
  • Businesses receiving City economic development assistance of more than $25,000.
  • Nonprofit organizations, except for those whose primary source of funds is from Medicaid waivers.

Beginning in 2009, the City indexed the minimum wage to account for inflation. The rate is adjusted annually if the CPI increases the cost of living.

Santa Fe Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

Santa Fe workers who receive more than $100 per month in tips or commissions will credit their tips toward meeting the minimum wage.

Santa Fe City Minimum Wage Postings

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