2015 Arizona Minimum Wage Increase

by Deborah Z Mark

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Arizona’s minimum wage increases on January 1, 2015, to $8.05 per hour.

Minimum wage for tipped employees will be $5.05 per hour.  If tipped employees do not make enough tips to bring them up to $8.05 per hour, the employer is responsible for paying the difference.

Other States

The following states also have minimum wage increases effective January 1:

  • Alaska: $8.75
  • Arkansas: $7.50
  • Colorado: $8.23
  • Connecticut: $9.15
  • Florida: $8.05
  • Hawaii: $7.75
  • Maryland: $8.00
  • Massachusetts: $9.00
  • Missouri: $7.65
  • Montana: $8.05
  • Nebraska: $8.00
  • New Jersey $8.38
  • Ohio: $8.10 for businesses with annual gross receipts in excess of $297,000 per year
  • Oregon: $9.25
  • Rhode Island: $9.00
  • South Dakota: $8.50
  • Vermont: $9.15
  • Washington: $9.47

December 31, 2014 Changes

Two states will have minimum wage increases on December 31:

  • New York: $8.75
  • West Virginia: $8.00

Other Increases

Some states have increases that will not take effect until later in 2015:

Delaware: $8.25 on June 1

Washington, D.C.: $10.50 on July 1

Minnesota: $9.00 for large employers, $7.25 for small employers, effective August 1

Federal Minimum Wage

The federal minimum wage will remain at $7.25 per hour.  States with minimum wages lower than $7.25 must pay employees $7.25 per hour.  States with minimum wages higher than $7.25 must pay employees the higher state minimum wage.

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