ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Minimum wage workers in Maryland will see a pay increase starting Friday.
Beginning January 1, the state’s minimum wage will climb to $11.75 per hour for people who work for employers with 15 or more employees. At the beginning of 2020, the minimum wage increased to $11 per hour. Before that, the rate was $10.10 per hour.
Smaller employers will see a slightly smaller increase in what they have to pay employees. The current $11 per hour minimum wage for employers with 14 or fewer employees will increase to $11.60.
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Minimum wage amounts remain higher in Montgomery County, while Prince George’s County, which currently has a higher minimum wage than most of Maryland, will align with the rest of the state.
The minimum wage for tipped employees will stay at $3.63 per hour. That amount and tips combined must equal the state’s minimum wage.