New York Minimum Wage

What are Minimum Wages in New York?

What's the minimum wage in New York? For entrepreneurs and small business owners with employees, it's important to know whether your state has a minimum wage law. Information on minimum wages can be tough to find so we've done the research for you. Here's the minimum wage for New York.

As of January 1, 2021, minimum wage in New York is $12.50.

Some local municipalities have higher minimum wages. For example, the minimum wage is $15.00 in New York City, and it is $14.00 per hour for Long Island and Westchester County.

New York is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in New York is $5.25 more than the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25, making New York one of the better states for low-wage workers.

As recently as 2013, New York's minimum wage was the same as the Federal minimum, but it rose to $8.00 per hour, from $7.25, on December 31, 2013. The New York minimum wage then escalated on December 31, 2014 to $8.85 and on December 31, 2015 to $9.00. Many subsequent increases helped to get the New York minimum hourly rate up to its current threshhold.

Please realize that the New York minimum wages cited above may have changed since we posted this minimum wage information. State minimum wages can change because new laws are enacted or because old laws contained scheduled increases. You should also be aware that state law often exempts particular company types, occupations and industries. To get the latest minimum wages for New York, visit

Last Updated: January 4, 2021.

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