As of December 29, 2013, fourteen states have announced an increase to their minimum wage, effective January 1, 2014 (with one exception).
- California (effective July 1, 2014)
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
The 2014 increases mean that 21 states will have state minimum wages above the federal rate. The federal minimum wage rate for 2014 is $7.25, with proposed legislation that could raise it to $10.10 per hour.
Please note that some individual cities have set higher minimum wage rates. Effective January 1, 2014, the cities of Albuquerque, NM ($8.60); Bernalillo County, NM ($8.50); San Francisco, CA ($10.74); San Jose, CA ($10.15); and SeaTac, WA ($15.00) have all increased their minimum wage rates separately from their respective state rates. You can check your local and state websites for additional information.
Your state is not one of the states on the list of 14 with increases? You can find the most up-to-date information on your state’s minimum wage on the Department of Labor website. Just click on your state on the map to go to your state’s posted information.