Many working Americans are getting a raise this Saturday, July 1st

Minimum wage hikes take effect Saturday in cities, counties and states across the country. California workers will see the highest increases. Other parts of the country have approved more modest minimum wage bumps. As a baseline, reminder that the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Congress hasn’t raised it in 10 years.

Illinois:
Chicago: $11 an hour.
Cook County, Illinois: $10 an hour.

California:
Los Angeles: $12 an hour for businesses with more than 26 employees, and $10.50 an hour for businesses with 25 or fewer employees. $15 for 2021.
Pasadena, California: $12 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $10.50 an hour or businesses with 25 or fewer employees.
San Francisco: $14 an hour. ($15 for next year
San Jose, California: $12 an hour.
San Leandro, California: $12 an hour.
Santa Monica, California: $12 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $10.50 an hour or businesses with 25 or fewer employees.
Milpitas, California: $11 an hour.
Emeryville, California: $15.20 an hour for businesses with more than 56 employees, and $14 an hour for businesses with 55 or fewer employees.

Arizona:
Flagstaff, Arizona: $10.50 an hour.

Maryland:
Maryland will raise the minimum wage from $8.75 to $9.25 this weekend, then up to $10.10 next year.
Maryland: $9.25 an hour.
Montgomery County, Maryland: $11.50 an hour.

Oregon:
Oregon: $10.25 an hour. (Exception: $11.25 an hour in the Portland metro area, and $10 an hour in some counties designated as “non-urban.”)

DC:
Washington, D.C.: $12.50 an hour.

 

 

Sources: Employment Policies Institute, National Employment Law Project, National Conference for State Legislatures and Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, Economic Policy Institute.