Minimum Wage Increase for 2015

Minimum Wage Increases for 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, the minimum wage rate will increase for the following states:

State                       Non-Tipped Employees            Tipped Employees
Arizona                  $8.05                                             $5.05
Connecticut          $9.15                                              Varied
Florida                   $8.05                                             $5.03
Hawaii                   $7.75                                             $7.25
Maryland              $8.00                                             $4.37
Massachusetts     $9.00                                             $3.00
Montana               $8.05                                              N/A
New Jersey           $8.38                                             $2.13
New York*            $8.75                                              Varied
Ohio                       $8.10**                                          $4.05
Oregon                  $9.25                                               N/A
Rhode Island       $9.00                                             $2.89 (no change)
Vermont               $9.15                                              $4.58
Washington         $9.47                                               N/A
West Virginia      $8.00                                              N/A

*New York’s minimum wage increase is effective December 31, 2014.
**Ohio – Employees of companies with annual gross receipts of less than $297,000 are required to pay the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Additional states may increase their minimum wage hourly rate; Paychex will communicate any increases as they become available