Skip to main content
Publish date:

Minimum wage increases go into effect in Minneapolis beginning July 1

Tips and gratuities don't count towards the new hourly wages.

Beginning Sunday, July 1, the minimum wage in Minneapolis will rise to $10.25 for small employers and $11.25 for large employers. 

It's part of the recently passed ordinance that will see minimum wage continue to rise over the next five years, going up in one dollar increments each July 1 through 2023, although large businesses will be capped at $15 per hour in 2022. 

Screen Shot 2018-06-28 at 9.56.47 AM

The City of Minneapolis notes that 84,000 people in Minneapolis are financially below the federal poverty level, which is defined by annual income and family size. 

Federal poverty level tiers:  

  • $12,140 for individuals
  • $16,460 for a family of 2
  • $20,780 for a family of 3
  • $25,100 for a family of 4
  • $29,420 for a family of 5
  • $33,740 for a family of 6
  • $38,060 for a family of 7
  • $42,380 for a family of 8

In Minneapolis, 41 percent of all black workers and 54 percent of all Latino workers earn less than $15 per hour. Only 17 percent of white workers make less than $15 per hour. 

Today's Top Stories

Oppressive heat Friday in Minnesota, nasty storms could follow

Man shot in his car in Minneapolis, then flips his vehicle and dies

Notes: Small employers are defined as having 100 or fewer employers. Large businesses have 100+ on staff. Tips do not count towards hourly wages. 

Next Up

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.


Appeals court upholds Minneapolis' $15 minimum wage

A local company said the city's minimum wage law conflicted with the state minimum wage.

Minnesota's minimum wage to rise on Jan. 1

Minimum wage workers will see a pay rise in 2019.

Amazon increases minimum wage for its U.S. workers to $15

The retail giant employs thousands of people in Minnesota.

Minnesota's minimum wage to go up 21 cents on Jan. 1

The rates are being adjusted for inflation.

St. Paul announces plans for (eventual) $15 minimum wage

It'll follow Minneapolis in passing a $15 wage ordinance.

One-dollar bill, cash, money

Minnesota's minimum wage to get small bump starting Jan. 1

Minimum wage in Minnesota is set to go up by several cents per hour

MN Supreme Court rules Minneapolis can keep its $15 minimum wage

State law doesn't preclude municipalities setting their own minimum wage.


Costco will bump its minimum wage to $16 next week

The company, which has 12 stores in Minnesota, is pushing ahead of retailers Target and Amazon with its new minimum wage