27 states that will raise their minimum wage in 2023

Another new year means pay rises for those earning the minimum wage in dozens of states.

According to a summary by Paycor, a company that develops human resources software, more than half of US states will raise minimum wages in 2023.

Some of these states are gradually increasing their minimum wage over a period of years, aiming to land at $15 an hour. In fact, four states and the District of Columbia will have minimum wages at or above $15 this year.

Other states don’t have the $15 target but are still raising wages.

Below are the states that will increase their minimum wages in 2023. Each state is listed with its new minimum wage, followed by the 2022 rate in parentheses. Increases are effective January 1, 2023 unless otherwise noted.

Alaska: $10.85 (up from the 2022 minimum wage of $10.34) Arizona: $13.85 ($12.80) California: $15.50 ($15 or $14 depending on number of employees) Colorado : $13.65 ($12.56) Connecticut: $15, effective June 1, 2023 ($14). ) Delaware: $11.75 ($10.50) Florida: $12, effective September 30, 2023 ($11) Illinois: $13 ($12) Maine: $13.80 ($12.75) Maryland: $13.25 ($12.50) Massachusetts: $15 ($14.25) Michigan: $10.10 ($9.87) Minnesota: $10.59 ($10.33) Missouri: $12 (11th .15) Montana: $9.95 ($9.20) Nebraska: $10.50 ($9) Nevada: $11.25, effective July 1, 2023 ($9.50 or $8.50 for companies that offer employee health insurance) New Jersey: $14.13 for most employers ($13) New Mexico: $12 ($11.50) New York: $14.20 to $15, depending on region (13, $20 to $15) Ohio: $10.10 ($9.30) Oregon: Varies by location and grows with inflation rate, with annual increases beginning July 1, 2023 ($13.50) Rhode Island: $13 ( $12.25) South Dakota: $10.80 ($9.95) Vermont: $13.18 ($12.55) Virginia: $12 ($11) Washington: $15.74 ($14.49)

Two states that have set goals to reach a $15 minimum wage — Connecticut and Massachusetts — hit that mark this year.

Here are the other states that have set the $15 benchmark and the year they will reach that wage:

Delaware (2025) Florida (2026) Illinois (2025) Maryland (2025) New Jersey (2024) Rhode Island (2025) Virginia (2026)

For more information on what it takes to ‘make ends meet’ where you live, see ‘The ‘living wage’ in each state.