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Albuquerque Minimum Wage - 2021

Information about Albuquerque's minimum wage for 2021.

2021 Minimum Wage

The 2021 minimum wage required to be paid from Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021:

  1. Starting Jan. 1, 2021, the minimum wage will be $10.50.
  2. Starting Jan. 1, 2021, the minimum wage will be $9.50 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, 2021, the minimum wage for tipped employees will be $6.30.

Consumer Price Index: Urban Wage Earners & Clerical Workers

Period CPI Index
August 2019 250.112
August 2020 253.597
Percent Change 1.393%

2021 Minimum Wage Rates

Minimum Wage of January 2020 Increase Rounded *Wage as of January 2021 Percent Change
Minimum Wage $9.35 $1.15   $10.50 12.3%
With Health Care $8.35 $1.15   $9.50 13.8%
Tipped Employee
(60% of minimum in 2021)
$5.50 $0.80   $6.30 14.5%

*Beginning January 1, 2021, 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 $10.50 per hour. The City of Albuquerque Minimum Wage Ordinance's annual wage rate adjustment must therefore comply with this higher state-mandated rate of $10.50 per hour.