57 Cities and Counties With Higher Minimum Wages in 2023


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All over the U.S., workers are fighting for higher pay, increased benefits and better working conditions.

According to the National Labor Relations Board, 2,072 petitions were filed to form unions in 2022, a 63% increase from the previous year and the most over the past decade, except for 2015.

And governments all across the country are reacting. The NLRB identified 91 states, counties and cities that are raising minimum wages in 2023. Some changes went into effect on Jan. 1, and others will take effect by July 1.

Here is a look at the cities and counties that are raising minimum wages in 2023.

2 Arizona municipalities

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The local minimum wage has increased in the following parts of Arizona:

  • Flagstaff: From $15.50 to $16.80 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Tucson: From $13 to $13.85 (the same as the state minimum) effective Jan. 1, 2023

40 California municipalities

Fremont, California
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The local minimum wage has increased in the following parts of California:

  • Alameda: From $15.75 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • Belmont: From $16.20 to $16.75 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Berkeley: From $16.99 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • Burlingame: From $15.60 to $16.47 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Cupertino: From $16.40 to $17.20 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Daly City: From $15.53 to $16.07 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • East Palo Alto: From $15.60 to $16.50 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • El Cerrito: From $16.37 to $17.35 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Emeryville: From $17.68 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • Foster City: From $15.75 to $16.50 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Fremont: From $16.00 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • Half Moon Bay: From $15.56 to $16.45 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Hayward: From $15.56 (large employers) and $14.52 (small employers) to $16.34 (large employers) and $15.50 (small employers) effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Los Altos: From $16.40 to $17.20 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Los Angeles: From $16.04 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • Los Angeles County: From $15.96 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • Malibu: From $15.96 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • Menlo Park: From $15.75 to $16.20 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Milpitas: From $16.40 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • Mountain View: From $17.10 to $18.15 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Novato: From $15.77 (very large employers), $15.53 (large employers) and $15.00 (small employers) to $16.32 (very large employers), $16.07 (large employers) and $15.53 (small employers) effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Oakland: From $15.06 to $15.97 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Palo Alto: From $16.45 to $17.25 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Pasadena: From $16.11 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • Petaluma: From $15.85 to $17.06 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Redwood City: From $16.20 to $17.00 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Richmond: From $15.54 to $16.17 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • San Carlos: From $15.77 to $16.32 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • San Diego: From $15.00 to $16.30 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • San Francisco: From $16.99 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)
  • San Jose: From $16.20 to $17.00 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • San Mateo: From $16.20 to $16.75 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • San Mateo County: From $14.00 (large employers) and $15.00 (small employers) to $16.50 (all employers) effective April 1, 2023
  • Santa Clara: From $16.40 to $17.20 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Santa Monica: From $15.96 (standard employers) to $16.90 effective July 1, 2023; from $18.17 (hotel) to TBD (announced by May 15, 2023)
  • Santa Rosa: From $15.85 to $17.06 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Sonoma: From $16.00 (large employers) and $15.00 (small employers) to $17.00 (large employers) and $16.00 (small employers) effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • South San Francisco: From $15.80 to $16.70 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Sunnyvale: From $17.10 to $17.95 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • West Hollywood: From $16.50 (large employers) and $16.00 (small employers) to $17.50 (large employers) and $17.00 (small employers) effective Jan. 1, 2023. Workers at large employers, small employers and hotels will receive an estimated $18.86 effective July 1, 2023.

Denver

Denver Colorado
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The local minimum wage has increased in Denver:

  • From $15.87 to $17.29 effective Jan. 1, 2023

2 Illinois municipalities

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The local minimum wage has increased in the following parts of Illinois:

  • Chicago: From $15.40 (large employers), $14.50 (small employers) and $12.00 (youth) to TBD (large employers), $15.00 (small employers) and $13.50 (youth) effective July 1, 2023
  • Cook County: From $13.35 to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)

2 Maine municipalities

Portland, Maine
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The local minimum wage has increased in the following parts of Maine:

  • Portland: From $13.00 to $14.00 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Rockland: From $13.00 to $14.00 effective Jan. 1, 2023

2 Maryland municipalities

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The local minimum wage has increased in the following parts of Maryland:

  • Howard County: From $15.00 (government), $14.00 (large employers) and $12.50 (small employers) to $15.00 (government and large employers) and $13.25 (small employers) effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Montgomery County: From $15.65 (large employers), $14.50 (midsize employers) and $14.00 (small employers) to TBD (large employers), $15.00 (midsize employers) and $14.50 (small employers) effective July 1, 2023

2 Minnesota municipalities

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The local minimum wage has increased in the following parts of Minnesota:

  • Minneapolis: From $15.00 (large employers) and $13.50 (small employers) to $15.19 (large employers) effective Jan. 1, 2023, and $14.50 (small employers) effective July 1, 2023
  • St. Paul: From $15.00 (macro employers, government) to $15.19 effective Jan. 1, 2023; from $13.50 (large employers), $12.00 (small employers) and $10.75 (micro employers) to $15.00 (large employers), $13.00 (small employers) and $11.50 (micro employers) effective July 1, 2023

3 New Mexico municipalities

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The local minimum wage has increased in the following parts of New Mexico:

  • Albuquerque: From $11.50 to $12.00 (the same as the state minimum) effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Las Cruces: From $11.50 to $12.00 (the same as the state minimum) effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Santa Fe County: From $12.95 to TBD (announced later in 2023)

3 Washington municipalities

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The local minimum wage has increased in the following parts of Washington:

  • SeaTac: From $17.54 to $19.06 effective Jan. 1, 2023
  • Seattle: From $17.27 (large employers and small employers not providing medical benefits) and $15.75 (small employers providing medical benefits) to $18.69 (large employers and small employers not providing medical benefits) and $16.50 (small employers providing medical benefits)
  • Tukwila: From $14.49 (the same as the state minimum) to TBD (announced by July 1, 2023)



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