Ohio Minimum Wage Increases

Ohio’s minimum wage saw a $.80 increase as we rolled into the new year.

According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, the wage increased on January 1 to $10.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and $5.05 per hour for tipped employees. The previous state minimum wage was $9.30 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.65 per hour for tipped employees.

The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with an annual gross receipt of $372,000 or more per year. If that company doesn’t make that much, it is required to pay its employees $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, $7.25 is the minimum wage in all of Kentucky and Indiana, meaning Ohio’s minimum wage is nearly three dollars more than those states. For these employees, the state wage is tied to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which requires an act of Congress and the President’s signature to change.

Ohio is among 20 states that made a wage increase.