Massachusetts minimum wage is going up

As of January 1, 2019, the Massachusetts minimum wage will go up, and it will continue to go up each year on January 1 in the following steps:

  • January 1, 2019 -- $12.00

  • January 1, 2020 -- $12.75

  • January 1, 2021 -- $13.50

  • January 1, 2022 -- $14.25

  • January 1, 2023 -- $15.00

The service rate is also going up. This is the rate employers are permitted to pay tipped employees who regularly receive tips of more than $20 per month. That rate is set to increase each January for the next five years in the following increments:

  • January 1, 2019 -- $4.35

  • January 1, 2020 -- $4.95

  • January 1, 2021 -- $5.55

  • January 1, 2022 -- $6.15

  • January 1, 2023 -- $6.75

Please contact Doorways if you have questions about the minimum wage increase.

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