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.

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Under the Minimum Wage Ordinance, you have rights for the time you work in the City of Saint Paul, including:

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Minimum Wage Schedules

Macro Businesses &
City of Saint Paul - More than 10,000 employees &
City of Saint Paul employees
Rate increase dateRate
July 1, 2020$12.50 
July 1, 2021$12.50 
July 1, 2022$15.00 
January 1, 2023$15.19*
January 1, 2024$15.57*
January 1, 2025City Rate*
January 1, 2026City Rate*
January 1, 2027City Rate*
January 1, 2028City Rate*
Large Businesses  101 - 10,000 employees
Rate increase dateRate
July 1, 2020$11.50 
July 1, 2021$12.50 
July 1, 2022$13.50 
July 1, 2023$15.00 
July 1, 2024$15.57*
July 1, 2025City Rate*
July 1, 2026City Rate*
July 1, 2027City Rate*
July 1, 2028City Rate*
Small Businesses  6 - 100 employees
Rate increase dateRate
July 1, 2020$10.00 
July 1, 2021$11.00 
July 1, 2022$12.00 
July 1, 2023$13.00 
July 1, 2024$14.00 
July 1, 2025$15.00 
July 1, 2026City Rate*
July 1, 2027City Rate*
July 1, 2028City Rate*
Micro Businesses- 5 or fewer employees
Rate increase dateRate
July 1, 2020$9.25
July 1, 2021$10.00 
July 1, 2022$10.75
July 1, 2023$11.5
July 1, 2024$12.25
July 1, 2025$13.25
July 1, 2026$14.25
July 1, 2027$15.00
July 1, 2028City Rate*

*The rate is based on a percentage increase calculated by the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 177.24, subdivision 1(f) and applicable to the State of Minnesota minimum wage divided by two (2) in 2022 and based on the full percentage increase in each subsequent year rounded to the nearest cent. The rate determined through this process for the City of Saint Paul and macro businesses as of January 1, 2023, will be $15.19. 

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:

Youth Wage
Rate increase dateRate
July 1, 2020$8.25
July 1, 2021$9.35 
July 1, 2022$10.20
July 1, 2023$11.05
July 1, 2024$11.90
July 1, 2025$12.75
After July 1, 202585% 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. Please see below for an example. HREEO is currently working on translations for the poster in other languages. 

ESST & Minimum Wage Poster - English 

Review the Minimum Wage Ordinance and Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions to fully understand your rights. Contact HREEO with any additional questions.

Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions (Hmong)

Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)

Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions (Somali)

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.   

Complaint Form

Last Edited: January 18, 2024