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Where minimum wage rates are slated to rise in 2014

The federal minimum wage is $7.25. But many states and municipalities require employers to pay more than that — and a number are slated for increases in 2014.   

Here’s the list:

  • Arizona — The new minimum wage will be $7.90 (up 10 cents) and $4.90 for tipped employees (also up 10 cents).
  • California — $9.00 (up a full dollar), and San Francisco’s has grown to $10.74 (up 19 cents).
  • Connecticut — $8.70 (up 45 cents).
  • Florida — $7.93 (up 14 cents) and $4.91 for tipped employees (also up 14 cents).
  • Missouri — $7.50 (up 15 cents).
  • Montana — $7.90 (up 10 cents).
  • New Jersey — $8.25 (up a full dollar).
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico — Albuquerque has three minimum wages: one for regular employees, one for employees whose employer pays at least $2,500 annually toward their healthcare or childcare benefits and one for tipped employees. They will climb to $8.60 (up 10 cents), $7.60 (up 10 cents) and $5.16 (up $1.33), respectively.
  • New York — $8.00 (up 75 cents).
  • Oregon — $9.10 (up 15 cents).
  • Rhode Island — $8.00 (up 25 cents) and $5.11 for employees to whom a tip credit applies (up 25 cents). The minimum cash wage a tipped employee must be paid remains $2.89.
  • Vermont — $8.73 (up 13 cents), $4.23 for tipped employees making cash wages (up five cents) and $4.50 for employees to whom a tip credit applies (up seven cents).
  • Washington — $9.32 (up 13 cents).

 

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