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Albuquerque Minimum Wage Information

Information about Albuquerque's minimum wage.

2022 Minimum Wage

The 2022 minimum wage required to be paid from Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022:

  1. Starting Jan. 1, 2022, the minimum wage will be $11.50.
  2. Starting January 1, 2022, the minimum wage will be $11.50 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, 2022, the minimum wage for tipped employees will be $6.90.

Consumer Price Index: Urban Wage Earners & Clerical Workers

Period CPI Index
August 2020 253.597
August 2021 268.387
Percent Change 5.832%

2022 Minimum Wage Rates

Minimum Wage of January 2021 Increase Rounded *Wage as of January 2022 Percent Change
Minimum Wage $10.50 $1.00 $1.00 $11.50 9.5%
With Health Care $9.50 $1.00 $1.00 $11.50
10.5%
Tipped Employee
(60% of minimum in 2022)
$6.30 $0.60 $0.60 $6.90 9.5%

*Beginning January 1, 2022, pursuant to Section 50-4-22 A (3) of the Minimum Wage Act, NMSA 1978, as amended, the State of New Mexico minimum wage rate increases to $11.50 per hour. The City of Albuquerque Minimum Wage Ordinance's annual wage rate adjustment must therefore comply with this higher state-mandated rate of $11.50 per hour.