The City of Santa Fe, New Mexico has released the updated Living Wage notice for 2019. As required by the City of Santa Fe Living Wage Ordinance, the wage is adjusted annually on March 1, based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index.

2019 Living Wage Adjustment

Effective March 1, 2019, all employees, including part-time and temporary workers, must be paid Santa Fe’s adjusted living wage of at least $11.80 per hour for all hours worked within the city limits.

Here is a list of employers who must pay the Santa Fe living wage:

  • Employers required to have a business license or registration from the City of Santa Fe
  • The City of Santa Fe—to all full-time and permanent workers employed by the city
  • City contractors who perform a service other than purchasing of goods
  • Businesses who receive city grants, subsidies, loan guarantees, or industrial revenue bonds over $25,000 for the duration of the grant or subsidy
  • Nonprofit organizations (with the exception of those whose primary source of funds is Medicaid waivers)

For those who might be interested, the term living wage is defined in Santa Fe’s Living Wage Ordinance as the minimum hourly wage necessary for an individual to achieve a higher standard of living.

It is more commonly defined as the amount of income considered sufficient for an individual or family to cover the costs of living in a certain location. The costs of housing, food, childcare, health care, transportation, and other necessities of life are all calculated in the living wage.

Compliance Made Easy!

Our updated Santa Fe NM poster is already available. We encourage you to order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan so that you will automatically receive an updated Santa Fe, NM poster if there is another mandatory change during the plan year. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance!