These states are elevating their minimal wages in 2023

(NEXSTAR) – Amid inflation, and no modifications on the federal stage, a number of states might be elevating their minimal wages in 2023.

The federal minimal wage within the U.S. is $7.25, a fee that hasn’t modified since 2009. As of fall 2022, 15 states have minimal wage charges that match the federal minimal wage, down from 16 final yr.

Within the new yr, 27 states will see a rise of their minimal wage. Most will take impact on January 1, however others must wait till additional into 2023.

California may have the very best minimal wage fee at $15.50, up from the $15 it set in 2022. Solely Washington, D.C. has the next minimal wage of $16.10. D.C.’s wage will rise once more in July, 2023 in proportion to the rise within the Client Worth Index, in line with its Division of Employment Providers.

Oregon and Nevada received’t see their minimal wages enhance till July, 2023. Then, Oregon’s fee will rise from the present $13.50 to a yet-to-be-determined quantity based mostly on the Client Worth Index, a determine launched by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Nevada, the minimal wage will enhance to $10.25 for employers offering qualifying well being advantages and $11.25 for people who don’t.

Two states, Connecticut and Massachusetts, will fulfill their scheduled incremental will increase to convey their minimal wages to $15. Six different states transfer one step nearer to reaching that milestone in 2023:

Florida’s incremental minimal wage enhance will take impact on the finish of September.

Beneath is an interactive map that exhibits the place minimal wages will – and received’t – be altering in 2023:

Regardless of greater than half of the U.S. getting ready for a minimal wage hike within the new yr, the minimal wage in 20 states stays the identical because the federal fee of $7.25 an hour.

Within the 5 states that have not adopted a minimal wage – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee – the federal minimal wage is used.

The interactive map under exhibits what every state’s minimal wage might be after their will increase in 2023:

These states are elevating their minimal wages by at the very least $1 in 2023:

  • Arizona ($12.80 to $13.85)
  • Colorado ($12.56 to $13.65)
  • Connecticut ($14 to $15)
  • Delaware ($10.50 to $11.75)
  • Florida ($10 to $12)
  • Illinois ($12 to $13)
  • Maine ($12.75 to $13.80)
  • Nebraska ($9 to $10.50)
  • New Jersey ($13 to $14)
  • New York ($13.20 to $14.20)
  • Virginia ($11 to $12)

Different states elevating their minimal wages embrace Alaska, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington.