Even though the federal minimum wage is stuck at $7.25/hour for non-tipped workers and $2.13 for tipped workers, a bunch of cities and a couple states, plus one county, have increased their minimum hourly wage on July 1:

State Location Before Effective 7/1 Notes
Illinois Chicago, IL $10.00 $10.50
California El Cerrito $10.00 $11.60
Malibu $10.00 $10.50 For companies with > 25 employees
Emeryville $12.25/14.44 $13.00/14.82 $14.82 for co’s with > 55 employees, $13 for <= 55
Los Angeles County $10.00 $10.50
Los Angeles $10.00 $10.50
Pasadena $10.00 $10.50
San Francisco $12.25 $13.00
Santa Monica $10.00 $10.50
Sunnyvale $10.30 $11.00
DC Washington $10.50 $11.50
Kentucky Lexington $7.25 $8.20
Louisville $7.75 $8.25 Pending state Supreme Court decision
Maryland Maryland $8.25 $8.75
Oregon Oregon $9.25 $9.50/9.75 Rural Businesses / Non-Rural

The Economic Policy Institute maintains a comprehensive map of minimum and subminimum (tipped) wages across the country.

Note that the federal minimum non-tipped wage has been in effect since 2009, and the subminimum wage (for tipped workers) hasn’t changed since 1991. Because, as you well know, you’re such a good tipper.

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