Minneapolis and St. Paul Minimum Wages Set to Increase July 1, 2022

As we previously reported in Minneapolis Passes Phased-In $15.00 Minimum Wage and St. Paul Enacts $15.00 Minimum Wage, both Minneapolis and St. Paul enacted minimum wage ordinances in 2017 and 2018, which have gradual increases in the minimum wage each year.

Effective July 1, 2022, both Minneapolis and St. Paul are increasing minimum wages as follows:


Small Businesses (Fewer than 100 workers)

Large Businesses (100+ workers)

$13.50 $15.00


Macro Businesses (10,001+ employees & City of St. Paul employees) Large Businesses

(101-10,000 employees)

Small Businesses

(6-100 employees)

Micro Businesses  (5 or fewer employees)
$15.00 $13.50 $12.00 $10.75

For individuals employed in Minnesota outside the borders of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Minnesota minimum wage recently increased on January 1, 2022, to $10.33 an hour for large employers and $8.42 an hour for small employers.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding these minimum wage increases.