New York City, New York Local Minimum Wage for 2018, 2019
While New York's state minimum wage is $11.10 per hour, New York City has set its own, higher minimum wage rates that apply to employees of different classes of company who work New York City.
10 or less employees:
11 or more employees:
Because New York City has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by New York 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 York and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in New York City. You can find more information about New York's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.
New York City Minimum Wage Increase
New York City recently increased their minimum wage from $15.00 to $15.00 per hour, which took effect on December 31st, 2018. The increase raised New York City's minimum wage by $0.00 per hour.
Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in New York
In addition to New York City, there are other localities in New York that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other New York localities with established minimum wage laws.
|Locality||Applies To||Minimum Wage||Comparison to State|
|Long Island & Westchester Counties||All employees||$12.00||+$0.90|
|New York State (Remainder)||All employees||$11.10||Same|