2016 States Changing Minimum Wage

Various states across the United States are increasing the minimum wage employers, in their state, can pay employees.  Depending upon the industry, some tipped positions also qualify for tipped wages paid to employee allowing the employer to receive a tip credit.

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The following are the states that will have adjustments to their minimum wage and or tipped wages in 2016.

State

Minimum Wage

Minimum Cash Wage for Tipped Employees

Future Changes to Minimum Wage

Federal $7.25 $2.13  
Alaska $9.75 No tip credit allowed  
Arkansas $8.00 $2.63  
California $10.00 No tip credit allowed  
Colorado $8.31 $5.29  
Connecticut $9.60 $6.07 hotel and wait staff;

$7.82 bartenders; $9.25

other tipped employees

D.C. $10.50 $2.77 $11.50 7/1/16
Hawaii $8.50 $7.75  
Maine (City of Portland only); no change to State minimum wage $10.10 $3.75  
Maryland $8.25 $3.63 $8.75 7/1/16
Massachusetts $10;  $8.00  for agricultural employees $3.35  
Michigan $8.50 $3.23  
Minnesota $9.00/$7.25 No tip credit allowed $9.50/$7.75 8/1/16
Nebraska $9.00 $2.13  
New York $9.00;   $9.75 fast food employees $7.50 Fast food employees: $10.75 12/31/16
Rhode Island $9.60 $3.39  
South Dakota $8.55 $4.27  
Vermont $9.60 $4.80  
West Virginia $8.75 $2.62