Minimum wage increases in Minneapolis

City of Minneapolis

The minimum wage in Minneapolis has increased to $11 for small employers and $12.25 for large employers as of July 1, 2019.

The Minneapolis minimum wage ordinance defines small businesses as 100 or fewer employees and large businesses as more than 100 employees. 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 has already received reports of minimum wage violations to date. Employees have received over $21,000 in back wages and penalties as a result of investigations into those violations.

Increases in the city’s minimum wage benefit tens of thousands of families. The ordinance, which took effect January 2018, supports the City’s goals of promoting economic inclusion and reducing economic and racial disparities.

For more info about the ordinance, visit For additional questions call 311 or email

To report minimum wage violations at your job, go to Reports may also be submitted by calling 311 or visiting Minneapolis City Hall room 239.

—Info and graphic provided by the City of Minneapolis