Florida’s minimum wage to increase on Sept. 30

DORAL, FL – Florida’s minimum wage will be of $12 an hour on Sept. 30, an increase of $1 compared with Sept. 30, 2022.

On the other hand, tipped employees will be paid $8.98 an hour this year, according to information on the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association website. The current federal minimum wage for them is of $7.25 an hour.

Salaries in the state have been increasing by $1 dollar each year since Sept. 30, 2021, when the minimum wage was of $10 an hour. The goal is to hit $15 an hour on September 30, 2026. After Florida’s minimum wage gets to that amount, increases will be made depending on inflation.

This is part of a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2020, which was led by Orlando lawyer John Morgan.

“I’m confident because Floridians are compassionate and know that giving every worker a fair wage means not just lifting up those who would directly benefit but lifting up our broader economy when hardworking folks have more money to spend,” Morgan previously said.

4 thoughts on “Florida’s minimum wage to increase on Sept. 30

  • Are you kidding me that this is a “fair” wage? Maybe it was 20-30 years ago! Where do people live when earning this “fair” wage? How does anyone making this assanine wage save any money for their future or to buy a home? It doesn’t happen unless they live in a tent. I am embarrassed to live in Florida and trust me…as soon as I can save enough money from my $15 an hour job to move, I will. It’ll be when he’ll freezes over.

  • It doesn’t matter if it’s 15 because everything has gone up. How will one have more money to spend like the article states?

  • I believe they should get a raise and a good tip

  • Seniors on Social Security deserve a substantial increase!!!! Make it happen since COL has been outrageous!! We earned it and should not be denied!!!

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