(NEXSTAR) – Barring inflation and no change at the federal level, several states will raise their minimum wages in 2023.
In the new year, the minimum wage will increase in 27 states. Most will go into effect on January 1, but others will have to wait until 2023.
California will have the highest minimum wage rate at $15.50, up from $15 set in 2022. Only Washington, D.C. has a higher minimum wage of $16.10. DC wages will rise again in July 2023 in line with the rise in the consumer price index, according to his Employment Service Department.
Oregon and Nevada won’t see a minimum wage increase until July 2023. Then, Oregon’s rate will rise from the current $13.50 to a yet-to-be-determined figure based on the Consumer Price Index, a figure released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U Nevadathe minimum wage would increase to $10.25 for employers who provide qualifying health care benefits and $11.25 for those who do not.
Two states, Connecticut and Massachusetts, will meet the planned gradual increase in minimum wages to $15. Six other states are one step closer to achieving that milestone in 2023:
A gradual increase in Florida’s minimum wage will go into effect at the end of September.
Below is an interactive map showing where the minimum wage will change in 2023 and where it won’t:
While more than half of Americans are bracing for a minimum wage increase in the new year, the minimum wage in 20 states remains the same as the federal rate of $7.25 an hour.
The five states that have not adopted a minimum wage — Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee — use the federal minimum wage.
The interactive map below shows what each state’s minimum wage will be after it increases in 2023:
These states are raising their minimum wages by at least $1 in 2023:
- Arizona ($12.80 to $13.85)
- Colorado ($12.56 to $13.65)
- Connecticut ($14 to $15)
- Delaware ($10.50 to $11.75)
- Florida ($10 to $12)
- Illinois ($12 to $13)
- Maine ($12.75 to $13.80)
- Nebraska ($9 to $10.50)
- New Jersey ($13 to $14)
- New York ($13.20 to $14.20)
- Virginia ($11 to $12)
Other states raising the minimum wage include Alaska, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and Washington.