Albuquerque 2015 Minimum Wage Increase

Albuquerque increased its 2015 minimum wage rate to $8.75 effective January 1, 2015.

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The City launched its Albuquerque Minimum Wage Ordinance in 2007 and indexes the minimum wage rate to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) each year to compensate for the cost of living. The 2014 CPI report identified a 1.6 percent increase in the cost of living for Albuquerque resulting in a 15-cent increase from $8.60 to $8.75 for the Albuquerque regular minimum wage.

The regular minimum wage rate covers employees who do not receive at least $2,500 in healthcare or childcare benefits. For workers who receive more than $2,500 in benefits, the 2015 minimum wage rate increased only to $7.75.

Albuquerque Tipped Minimum Wage

Employers must pay Albuquerque minimum wage workers who earn tips as part of their regular duties at least $5.25 per hour.

Albuquerque Minimum Wage Poster

Every employer must display both English and Spanish versions of the Albuquerque Minimum Wage Poster in a conspicuous location.

Albuquerque is one of more than 50 cities in the U.S. that GovDocs monitors for mandatory workplace posting updates. The 2015 Albuquerque minimum wage posting is included as part of the GovDocs Albuquerque City Posting Compliance Package in English and Spanish versions. Order now and save 20% on all 2015 labor law poster purchases with GovDocs coupon code 2015MIN.

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Arizona 2015 Minimum Wage Increase

The Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) announced an increase of Arizona’s minimum wage to $8.05 per hour effective January 1, 2015. The $0.15 raise is a 1.9 percent increase over the 2014 rate of $7.90 per hour affecting more than 24,000 Arizona minimum wage workers.

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).

Arizona is one of 10 states in the U.S. that indexes the minimum wage to adjust to the cost of living:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Washington

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%

*Pre-indexed rate.

Arizona Minimum Wage Poster

Arizona employers are required to display the most current Arizona Minimum Wage Poster, which 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

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