Starting Wednesday, Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $8.46 an hour to $8.56 an hour. Tipped workers will also see an increase from $5.44 an hour to $5.54 an hour.
Florida followed in line with the federal minimum wage until 2004, when a state minimum wage was enacted.
The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
In 2020, voters will have the chance to vote on a proposal that would gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.
If approved, Florida’s minimum wage would increase to $10 an hour on September 30th, 2021. Each September 30th after that, the minimum wage will increase by $1.00 until it reaches $15 an hour on September 30th, 2026.
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