On January 1, 2012 eight states and one city increased their minimum wage rates. Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and the city of San Francisco all increased their minimum wages on January 1.
18 states now have a minimum wage rate higher than the $7.25 federal hourly minimum wage which became effective in July, 2009.
The state of Washington’s increase to $9.04 makes it the first state to reach a minimum wage above $9.00 per hour. The City of San Francisco’s new minimum wage is $10.24 per hour, which is also a first.
Below is a list of the 2012 minimum wage rate changes for each state and San Francisco, along with a link to download the new, required minimum wage poster for each state.
To see the current minimum wage rates for all U.S. States click here
2012 State Minimum Wage Changes Effective 1/1/12
San Francisco, CA: $10.24
California remains unchanged at $8.00