Minimum wages set to rise in these states in 2021

Despite the pandemic, workers throughout the US will see larger paychecks next year

A new year will bring higher pay for workers in some states, as minimum wage increases are set to go into effect.

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Florida made headlines in November when voters approved a measure that would gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2026.

California, Connecticut, Illinois and Maryland are among the other states that have approved their own pathways to hit $15 per hour over time.

Here’s a look at the states where wages will rise in 2021.

FLORIDA APPROVES $15 MINIMUM WAGE, THESE ARE THE OTHER STATES THAT HAVE TOO

Alaska

Current rate: $10.19 per hour

2021 rate: $10.34 per hour

Arizona

Current rate: $12 per hour

2021 rate: $12.15 per hour

Arkansas

Current rate: $10 per hour

2021 rate: $11 per hour

California

Current rate: $13 per hour

2021 rate: $14 per hour (large employers)

Colorado

Current rate: $12 per hour

2021 rate: $12.32 per hour

Florida

Current rate: $8.56 per hour

2021 rate: $8.65 per hour

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Illinois

Current rate: $10 per hour

2021 rate: $11 per hour

Maine

Current rate: $12 per hour

2021 rate: $12.15 per hour

Maryland

Current rate: $11 per hour

2021 rate: $11.75 per hour

Massachusetts

Current rate: $12.75 per hour

2021 rate: $13.50 per hour

Minnesota

Current rate: $10 per hour

2021 rate: $10.08 per hour (large employers only)

Missouri

Current rate: $9.45 per hour

2021 rate: $10.30 per hour

Montana

Current rate: $8.65 per hour

2021 rate: $8.75 per hour

Nevada

Current rate: $9 per hour

2021 rate: $9.75 per hour (effective in July)

New Jersey

Current rate: $11 per hour

2021 rate: $12 per hour

New Mexico

Current rate: $9 per hour

2021 rate: $10.50 per hour

New York

Current rate: $11.80 per hour

2021 rate: $12.50 per hour (not including New York City, Long Island and Westchester)

Ohio

Current rate: $8.70 per hour

2021 rate: $8.80 per hour

South Dakota

Current rate: $9.30 per hour

2021 rate: $9.45 per hour

Vermont

Current rate: $10.96 per hour

2021 rate: $11.75 per hour

Washington

Current rate: $13.50 per hour

2021 rate: $13.69 per hour

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