Ohio’s minimum wage will increase on Jan. 1, 2012, to $7.70 per hour for employers who gross more than $283,000 per year.
For companies grossing less than $283,000, the minimum wage is $7.25, the same as the federal minimum wage. This wage of $7.25 also applies to minimum wage workers in Ohio who are age 14 or 15.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is also increasing to $3.85 per hour.
The 30-cent increase from the current $7.40 per hour is due to changes in the federal Consumer Price Index. Ohio is one of 10 states that tie minimum wage increases to the CPI, a measurement of inflation.
Refer to Ohio’s 2012 minimum wage poster for more information.