Advice for Employees: Minimum Wage

What is the Hourly Minimum Wage ?

New York State’s Minimum Wage Is $9.00 Per Hour.

History of the Hourly Minimum Wage for New York

December 31, 2015 - Increased from $8.75 to $9.00; The “tipped” minimum wage for employees who earn tips, increased to $7.50 from $5.00 per hour.

December 31, 2014 - Increased from $8.00 to $8.75

December 31, 2013 - Increased from $7.25 to $8.00
July 24, 2009 - Increased from $7.15 to $7.25
January 1, 2007 - Increased from $6.75 to $7.15
January 1, 2006 - Increased from $6.00 to $6.75
January 1, 2005 - Increased from $5.15 to $6.00
March 31, 2000 - Increased from $4.25 to $5.15
April 1, 1991 - Increased from $3.80 to $4.25
April 1, 1990 - Increased from $3.35 to $3.80
January 1, 1981 - Increased from $3.10 to $3.35
January 1, 1980 - Increased from $2.90 to $3.10
January 1, 1979 - Increased from $2.65 to $2.90
October 6, 1978 - Increased from $2.30 to $2.65
January 1, 1976 - Increased from $2.10 to $2.30
January 1, 1975 - Increased from $2.00 to $2.10
May 1, 1974 - Increased from $1.85 to $2.00
July 1, 1970 - Increased from $1.60 to $1.85
February 1, 1968 - Increased from $1.50 to $1.60
January 1, 1967 - Increased from $1.25 to $1.50
October 15, 1964 - Increased from $1.15 to $1.25
October 15, 1962 - Increased from $1.00 to $1.15
Prior to 1962, state minimum wage rates varied from industry to industry.