Florida’s Minimum Wage To Go Up From $7.79 To $7.93


Minimum wages in certain states will soon go up once again across the nation next week on January 1st. The increase comes courtesy of the inflation index and Florida is joined by 12 other states. And some individual city departments are also mandating higher wages. The actual federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised since 2009.

Washington state will be the highest of all the states at $9.32 per hour. And voters in SeaTac, Washington also approved a $15 minimum wage for over 6,000 airport workers.

Florida on the other hand will raise its minimum wage from $7.79 to $7.93. Below is a list of all the changes…

Arizona: $7.80 to $7.90
Colorado: $7.78 to $8.00
Connecticut: $8.25 to $8.70
Florida: $7.79 To $7.93
Missouri: $7.35 to $7.50
Montana: $7.80 to $7.90
New Jersey: $7.25 to $8.25
New York: $7.25 to $8.00
Ohio: $7.85 to $7.95
Oregon: $8.95 to $9.10
Rhode Island: $7.75 to $8.00
Vermont: $8.60 to $8.73
Washington State: $9.19 to $9.32
Albuquerque, N.M.: $8.50 to $8.60
Bernalillo County, N.M.: $8.00 to $8.50
San Francisco, Calif.: $10.55 to $10.74
San Jose, Calif.: $10.00 to $10.15
SeaTac, Wash.: $9.19 to $15.00

And totally unrelated but related, check out the below chart that shows how much time workers have to work in different countries in order to afford a Big Mac from McDonalds in their respective countries…

Big Mac Costs By Country

Source: Huffington Post