Minimum wage increases today in Minneapolis

July 1, 2021

The minimum wage in Minneapolis today increased to $12.50 for all employees and $14.25 at franchises or employers with over 100 employees. Employers may pay higher, but they may not pay lower than the minimum wage per hour worked in the city. The City is committed to supporting an economy that includes everyone.

Next year in July the minimum wage will reach $15 at large employers. Tips and gratuities do not count toward payment of a minimum wage.

The City’s Department of Civil Rights oversees enforcement of the municipal minimum wage, and workers are encouraged to report violations online. The City of Minneapolis can also help workers recover back wages and penalties in any type of wage theft that occurs within the city’s borders.

Increases in Minneapolis’ minimum wage directly benefit tens of thousands of families and stimulate the local economy. The ordinance supports the City’s goals of promoting economic inclusion and reducing economic and racial disparities. Learn more about the ordinance. For additional questions call 311 or email

Prior to ordinance passage, 41% of all Black workers and 54% of all Latino workers in Minneapolis earned less than $15 per hour compared to only 17% of all white workers. A comprehensive study of economic impacts conducted independently by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is ongoing.