Minimum Wage

New York's Minimum Wage

All New York workers are entitled to receive at least an hourly Minimum Wage rate. This includes fast food workers, nail salon workers, tipped workers, and more. We also offer free educational seminars to employers doing business in New York State.

The Minimum Wage rate varies depending on your region, and is increasing every year until it reaches $15.00. To find out what wage you should be earning, use our Minimum Wage Lookup Tool, or refer to the following Minimum Wage Rate Schedule:

Minimum Wage Rate Schedule
Location Minimum Wage as of 12/31/2021* Tipped Service Employees**  Tipped Food Service Workers**
New York City $15.00 $12.50 Cash Wage
$2.50 Tip Credit
$10.00 Cash Wage
$5.00 Tip Credit
Long Island & Westchester $15.00 $12.50 Cash Wage
$2.50 Tip Credit
$10.00 Cash Wage
$5.00 Tip Credit
Remainder of New York State  $13.20* $11.00 Cash Wage
$2.20 Tip Credit
$8.80 Cash Wage
$4.40 Tip Credit

*Annual increases for the rest of the state will continue until the rate reaches $15 minimum wage (and $10 tipped wage). Starting 2021, the annual increases will be published by the Commissioner of Labor on or before October 1. They will be based on percentage increases determined by the Director of the Division of Budget, based on economic indices, including the Consumer Price Index.

**Only hospitality employers are allowed to take credit from minimum wage.

On September 22, 2021, the NYS Division of the Budget issued its report on minimum wage rates scheduled to take effect on December 31, 2021. Read the NYS Division of the Budget Report, the Order of the Commissioner of Labor, and the Proposed Regulatory Text.

See the History of the Minimum Wage in New York State web page for minimum wage rates in previous years.

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We help collect underpayments for workers who have not received the minimum wage. Often, we collect the funds without resorting to court action.

If you need additional assistance or want to file a complaint, please call: 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).