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Which states will increase their minimum wage in 2024?

A number of states in the US have increases to the minimum wage scheduled for 2024. Learn which states they are and what the amounts will be.

Varias entidades de los Estados Unidos tienen aumentos al salario mínimo programados para el 2024. Conoce cuáles son y los montos.
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In the United States, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour for about 14 years, marking the longest period without an increase since the base salary was created in 1938.

However, 30 states, including California, Florida, and New York, as well as the District of Columbia, have adopted wages above the federal minimum.

Some of these states have legislation that establishes automatic increases at the beginning of the year, while others link the increases to salaries in relation to changes in the cost of living and inflation.

That is why in 2024, workers in several states will see an increase in their hourly minimum wage.

Which states will increase their minimum wage in 2024?

Here are the states where the minimum wage will increase next year:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Mexico
  • Rhode Island
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • District of Columbia

These states are expected to have an increase next year either starting January 1, 2024; in July of next year, as in the case of Oregon; or in September, as required by law in Florida.

California will increase its minimum wage to $16 per hour effective January 1, 2024. Connecticut will base its increase on for next year in the cost of living.

In Delaware, the minimum wage will rise to $13.25 in January 2024. Meanwhile, in Florida, it will increase to $12 on September 30 and to $13 in September 2024. In Hawaii and Illinois it will rise to $14 in January 2024.

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In Maine, the minimum wage will increase to $15 in January of next year, while in Maryland it will increase to $15. In Massachusetts it will go up to $16.25, in Minnesota it will go up to $10.85, and in Missouri it will go up to $13.

In Montana wages are expected to increase based on cost of living. In Nebraska and Nevada the minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour as of January and July 2024, respectively. In New Jersey it will increase to $15 starting in January of next year.

In New York it will increase to $16 in New York City, Long Island and Westchester and to $15 in the rest of the state. In New Mexico it will increase to $13.50. Oregon will increase the minimum wage in July 2024 based on Consumer Price Index data.

In Rhode Island, the minimum wage will increase to $14. In the case of Washington, next year's increase will be announced in September.

Finally, the District of Columbia will increase the minimum wage in July 2024, although the amount of the increase has yet to be confirmed.

Currently, the District of Columbia has the highest minimum wage in the country at $17 per hour. Washington is the state with the highest minimum wage in the United States, at $15.74 per hour, followed by California, at $15.50 per hour.