The current minimum wage in New York is $8.00 per hour. The NYS Legislature passed legislation which increases the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9.00 per hour over three years, beginning with:
- $8.00 on December 31, 2013
- $8.75 on December 31, 2014
- $9.00 on December 31, 2015
New York's minimum wage is now higher than federal minimum wage which is $7.25 per hour.
No Increase for Tipped Workers
Increases for tipped workers are not included. The current minimum wage in NY for workers who receive tips is currently $4.90 per hour for resort hotel workers, $5 per hour for food service workers, $5.50 for car wash workers, and $5.65 per hour for other service employees.
If tips aren't sufficient to reach minimum wage, the employer is required to pay the employee minimum wage. However, for tipped workers, the minimum wage will remain at $7.25 an hour for now. Reports indicate that an increased will be addressed at a later date.