JENNA BUZZACCO-FOERSTER, Director of Government Relations
Florida’s minimum wage is on the rise.
The state will see a new minimum $10 an hour on Sept. 30, up from the current $8.65. This comes about one year after Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to increase Florida’s minimum to $15 an hour by September 2026.
In November 2020, nearly 61% of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to gradually increase the minimum wage beginning with this year’s $1.45 per hour increase. Beginning next year minimum wage earners will see a $1 an hour increase each year on Sept. 30 until it hits the $15 mark. After that increases will be determined by a formula based on economic data.
Tipped employees will see a direct hourly wage of $6.98 beginning Sept. 30. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the direct wage is calculated as equal to the minimum wage minus the tip credit established in 2003, or $3.02.
For more information about the changes to Florida’s minimum wage, visit the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.