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Albuquerque Minimum Wage - 2018

Information about Albuquerque's minimum wage for 2018.

2018 Minimum Wage

The 2018 minimum wage required to be paid from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018:

  1. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the minimum wage will be $8.95.
  2. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the minimum wage will be $7.95 if the employee's employer provides healthcare and/or childcare benefits to the employee during any pay period and the employer pays an amount for these benefits equal to or in excess of an annualized cost of $2,500.00.
  3. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the minimum wage for tipped employees will be $5.35.

Consumer Price Index: Urban Wage Earners & Clerical Workers

Period CPI Index
August 2016 234.909
August 2017 239.448
Percent Change 1.932%

2018 Minimum Wage Rates

Minimum Wage of January 2017 Increase Rounded Wage as of January 2018
$8.80 $0.17 $0.15 $8.95
With Health Care $7.80 $7.95
Tipped Employee
(60% of minimum in 2018)
$5.30 $5.35
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Jessica M. Hernandez

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(505) 768-4500