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25 U.S. States Are Raising Minimum Wages in 2024. Here's What It Means for Your State Meanwhile, 20 states will remain at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, which hasn't been increased since 2009.

By Sam Silverman

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Millions of workers across the country are getting a boost in 2024.

Next year, 25 U.S. states and the District of Columbia are planning to mandate a minimum wage increase, while 20 states will remain at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, which hasn't been increased since 2009.

In 22 states, the new minimum wages will go into effect on January 1, with Nevada and Oregon's new rates starting July 1. Florida's minimum wage will increase on September 30, per CBS.

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Nevada's minimum wage is expected to increase to $11 to $12 an hour, while Oregon's wage will range from $13.20 to $15.45. Florida's wage will increase to $12 to $13 an hour.

In California, New York, and Washington state, the increase will boost baseline pay to at least $16 an hour.

California will also raise the minimum wage pay for food workers to $20 an hour and $25 an hour for healthcare workers.

Seven states and D.C. will have a minimum wage above $15 an hour in 2024.

Hawaii is expected to see the biggest increase from $12 to $14 an hour as the state works to increase wages to $18 an hour by 2028.

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Apart from Hawaii, here are seven other dates that will increase the minimum wage by a dollar in 2024:

  • Maryland: $13.25 to $15
  • Delaware: $11.75 to $13.25
  • Nebraska: $10.50 to $12
  • Florida: $12 to $13
  • Illinois: $13 to $14
  • New Jersey: $14.13 to $15.13
  • Rhode Island: $14.13 to $15.13
Sam Silverman

Content Strategy Editor

Sam Silverman is a content strategy editor at Entrepreneur Media. She specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), and her work can be found in The US Sun, Nicki Swift, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style and Health. She writes for our news team with a focus on investigating scandals. Her coverage and expertise span from business news, entrepreneurship, technology, and true crime, to the latest in entertainment and TV news. Sam is a graduate of Lehigh University and currently resides in NYC. 

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