Washington DC’s Minimum Wage Is On the Rise

The minimum wage in Washington DC is set to increase on July 1, 2017, and every July 1 through 2020. The poster announcing these minimum wage rates has already been released. Wages for tipped employees have also been included on the poster.

Current and Future Minimum Wage Rates

DC’s minimum wage will increase to $12.50 per hour on July 1, 2017, to $13.25 per hour on July 1, 2018, to $14.00 per hour on July 1, 2019, and to $15.00 per hour on July 1, 2020.

New Minimum Wage Rules for Employees 18 or Older

Newly hired employees who are 18 years of age or older must be paid the established DC minimum wage immediately upon hire.

How to Stay Up-to-Date

Posters can change at anytime during the year. However, if you sign up for our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan, you will automatically receive the updated Washington DC minimum wage poster, with any other required updates, once it becomes available. Because we offer free automatic updates, no matter how many changes occur during the year, we can provide you with worry-free compliance!