New York State's Minimum Wage

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Minimum Wage in New York State

We're Raising the Minimum Wage for All New Yorkers

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour statewide was a major priority of Governor Cuomo's 2016 Built to Lead Agenda. The Governor's plan takes the needs of workers and businesses alike into account.

On December 31, 2016, the first in a series of wage increases took place. On December 31, 2017, the second wage increase goes into effect. The wage increases are calibrated by industry and by region in order to provide businesses ample time to adjust. Additional information is available for tipped, fast food and other workers not covered by the general wage.

Questions? Visit our FAQ or call 1 (888) 4-NYSDOL (469-7365).

Stay Informed

Employers are required by law to post the relevant information on New York State’s minimum wage in a prominent area within the workplace. Workers must be able to see and easily access the posting.

Information for Workers

Information for Businesses

Raising the Minimum Wage in New York