If a Saint Paul employee has questions regarding their rights under the Minimum Wage Ordinance, please contact the Labor Standards unit.
Employees are encouraged to know their minimum wage rights.
Under the Minimum Wage Ordinance, you have rights for the time you work in the City of Saint Paul, including:
Your minimum wage rate depends on your employer’s business size:
(10,001 + employees) &
City of Saint Paul Employees
(101 - 10,000 employees)
(6 - 100 employees)
(5 or fewer employees)
|7/1/2024||City Rate*||City Rate*||$14.00||$12.25|
|7/1/2025||City Rate*||City Rate*||$15.00||$13.25|
|7/1/2026||City Rate*||City Rate*||City Rate*||$14.25|
|7/1/2027||City Rate*||City Rate*||City Rate*||$15.00|
|7/1/2028||City Rate*||City Rate*||City Rate*||City Rate*|
If you are under the age of twenty and your employment meets certain criteria, your employer may be able to pay you an adjusted wage:
|After July 1, 2025||85% of the city minimum wage, rounded to the nearest nickel|
Workplace Notice Posters
Your employer must provide viewable and noticeable notice of your minimum wage rights. The city provides a workplace poster with your applicable minimum wage based on your employer’s business size that looks like this:
Minimum Wage Complaints
HREEO is responsible for resolving employee minimum wage complaints. If you believe your rights have been violated, complete the Complaint Form and submit it to the Labor Standards unit. After receiving the minimum wage complaint form, a city staff member will follow up with the complainant within five (5) business days.