FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2022  

Contact: 
Beth Commers 
beth.commers@ci.stpaul.mn.us

 

Saint Paul Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Releases
2023 Minimum Wage Rate Information  

Release Comes in Alignment with Annual Rate Determination Process Prescribed in City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance 

SAINT PAUL, MN – Today, the City of Saint Paul Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity released 2023 minimum wage rate information. The announcement follows the annual rate determination process prescribed in the City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, which requires the Department to annually announce the rates paid by the City of Saint Paul and macro businesses for the following year no later than September 1.  

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. 

ABOUT SAINT PAUL’S MINIMUM WAGE ORDINANCE
The Saint Paul Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) is responsible for education and enforcement of the Minimum Wage Ordinance, which was signed into law in 2018. The City of Saint Paul and macro businesses, which are businesses defined as having more than 10,000 employees, led the way in minimum wage increases, reaching a $15 minimum wage by July 1, 2022.  

Minimum Wage Ordinance information and resources for employees and employers can be found on the City's website at Minimum Wage | Saint Paul Minnesota (stpaul.gov). Language assistance and other accommodations are available to assist individuals in navigating resources.  

MINIMUM WAGE RATE TABLES 


Macro Businesses & City of Saint Paul

More than 10,000 employees & City of Saint Paul employees

Rate increase date Rate
July 1, 2020 $12.50 
July 1, 2021 $12.50 
July 1, 2022 $15.00 
January 1, 2023 $15.19*
January 1, 2024 City Rate*
January 1, 2025 City Rate*
January 1, 2026 City Rate*
January 1, 2027 City Rate*
January 1, 2028 City Rate*

Large Businesses  

101 - 10,000 employees

Rate increase date Rate
July 1, 2020 $11.50 
July 1, 2021 $12.50 
July 1, 2022 $13.50 
July 1, 2023 $15.00 
July 1, 2024 City Rate*
July 1, 2025 City Rate*
July 1, 2026 City Rate*
July 1, 2027 City Rate*
July 1, 2028 City Rate*

Small Businesses  

6 - 100 employees

Rate increase date Rate
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, 2026 City Rate*
July 1, 2027 City Rate*
July 1, 2028 City Rate*

Micro Businesses

5 or fewer employees

Rate increase date Rate
July 1, 2020 $9.25
July 1, 2021 $10.00 
July 1, 2022 $10.75
July 1, 2023 $11.50
July 1, 2024 $12.25
July 1, 2025 $13.25
July 1, 2026 $14.25
July 1, 2027 $15.00
July 1, 2028 City 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. 

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Last Edited: September 1, 2022