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What’s the 2018 minimum wage?

By in Press Enterprise on December 30, 2017

By Margot Roosevelt

California’s minimum wage — rising on Jan. 1, 2018, to $11 an hour at employers of 26 workers or more, and to $10.50 at smaller employers — will be the second highest of any state in the nation.

Washington’s pay floor jumps to $11.50 for all workers Jan. 1. Massachusetts’ minimum wage increases to $11 for non-tipped workers.

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have wages higher than the federal floor of $7.25 an hour, which is unchanged since 2009.

Nationwide, 40 cities and counties have higher minimum wages than their state levels.

In Southern California, the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, along with the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Malibu have current pay floors of $12 an hour for employers of 26 or more workers. That will rise to $13.25 on July 1, 2018.

Employers of 25 or fewer workers have an extra year to reach those levels.

The city of San Diego’s minimum wage will remain unchanged at $11.50 in 2018.

Minimum wages in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties will track the state’s pay floor.

SOURCE: Economic Policy Institute Wage Tracker

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