Michiganders who make minimum wage will see an increase in their paycheck starting in 2023.

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This is thanks to Michigan's Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018

Michigan's Minimum Wage Set To Increase In 2023

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Starting January 1, 2023, Michigan workers who make minimum wage will see an increase in their paycheck from $9.87 to $10.10 per hour.

When it comes to tipped employees, the rate of hourly pay increases to $3.84 per hour.

One thing that won't change on January 1st is the current training wage of $4.25 per hour for newly hired employees ages 16 to 19 for their first 90 days of employment.

When Did Michigan Get A Minimum Wage?

Nearly 60 years ago in 1964, the state of Michigan implemented a minimum wage law. The law was put into place to fix minimum wages for employees within the state and to:

  • Prohibit wage discrimination
  • Provide for the administration and enforcement of this act
  • Advise penalties for the violation of this act.

How Does Michigan's Minimum Wage Increase Compare To Neighboring States?

When it comes to the Midwest and minimum wage Michigan finds itself in the middle.

Wisconsin Minimum Wage

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The minimum wage rate in Wisconsin matches the federal minimum wage which is currently $7.25 per hour

Indiana Minimum Wage

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The Indiana minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, the same as the federal minimum wage

Ohio Minimum Wage

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Ohio's minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1, 2023, to $10.10 per hour

Illinois Minimum Wage

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Illinois' minimum wage is set to see several increases in the coming years.

  • January 1, 2023, $13.00
  • January 1, 2024, $14.00
  • January 1, 2025, $15.00

It looks like Illinois has the best minimum wage in the Midwest.

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