New Mexico:

Santa Fe Minimum Wage Laws Santa Fe, New Mexico Local Minimum Wage for 2021, 2022

While New Mexico's state minimum wage is $11.50 per hour, Santa Fe has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Santa Fe. A minimum wage increase is currently scheduled in Santa Fe, but until the effective date of 3/2/2022 the state minimum wage rate of $11.50 will apply.

Past Minimum Wage
$12.95 / hour
Effective 3/1/2022
Future Increase
Comparison to State Wage
+$1.45 / hour

Because Santa Fe has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by New Mexico or the Federal government, the higher local minimum wage rate takes precedence and must be paid to all employees covered by the local minimum wage regulation.

Keep in mind that New Mexico and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Santa Fe. You can find more information about New Mexico's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

Santa Fe Minimum Wage Rates 2022 Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in New Mexico

In addition to Santa Fe, there are other localities in New Mexico that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other New Mexico localities with established minimum wage laws.

Locality Applies To Minimum Wage Comparison to State
Albuquerque with benefits $8.35 -$3.15
  without benefits $10.50 -$1.00
Bernalillo County All employees $9.35 -$2.15
Las Cruces All employees $10.50 -$1.00
Santa Fe County All employees $12.95 +$1.45

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