20 states are increasing minimum wage in 2022, will you make more money?

President Joe Biden had promised to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour when he ran for president, which he hasn’t done.

Despite this, many states are increasing their pay anyway as inflation continues.

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 for over ten years, and Senator Krysten Sinema voted against adding the $15 per hour legislation to the American Rescue Act.

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That’s not stopping one state from becoming the first state to hike their minimum wage to $15 per hour.

It’s also not stopping almost half the country from paying their residents more per hour either.

Which states are increasing their minimum wage?

  • Arizona, $12.15 to $12.80
  • California, $14 to $15
  • Colorado, $12.32 to $12.56
  • Connecticut, $13.00 to $14.00 effective July 1, 2022
  • Delaware, $9.25 to $10.50
  • Florida, $10 to $11 effective Sept. 30, 2022
  • Illinois, $11 to $12
  • Maine, $12.15 to $12.75
  • Maryland, $11.75 to $12.50
  • Massachusetts, $13.50 to $14.25
  • Michigan, $9.65 to $9.87
  • Minnesota, $10.08 to $10.33
  • Missouri, $10.30 to $11.15
  • Montana, $8.75 to $9.20
  • Nevada, $8.75 to $9.50 effective July 1, 2022
  • New Jersey, $12 to $13
  • New Mexico, $10.50 to $11.50
  • New York, $12.50 to $13.20 effective Dec. 31, 2021
  • Ohio, $8.80 to $9.30
  • Oregon, $12.75 to $13.50 effective July 1, 2022
  • Rhode Island, $11.50 to $12.25
  • South Dakota, $9.45 to $9.95
  • Vermont, $11.75 to $12.55
  • Virginia, $9.50 to $11
  • Washington, $13.69 to $14.49

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Some cities within states choose to pay above the state’s minimum wage due to the cost of living.

While New York State has a minimum wage of $13.20, it’s actually $15 for New York City.


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