Minimum Wages to Rise in at least Ten States and Three Cities in 2013

The Employment Policies Institute announced that ten states and three cities will increase their minimum wages on January 1, 2013. Washington continues to lead the country with the highest state minimum wage, $9.19 per hour. San Francisco will have the highest overall minimum wage at $10.55 per hour. Last week, San Jose, CA and Albuquerque, NM passed ballot initiatives to increase their city minimum wages and annually increase the wage based on inflation.

Below is a full graphical list of the states and their 2013 wage changes. (Nevada and Santa Fe, NM, may also raise their minimum wages in 2013, although these changes are announced after the first of the year.)