What to know about Ohio’s minimum wage increase in 2022

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio’s minimum wage is going up on Jan. 1, 2022.

The minimum wage will be $9.30. That’s a 50-cent increase from $8.80 for nontipped employees.

Employees with tips will get a wage increase of 25-cents to $4.65.

Ohio’s minimum wage was last bumped up 10 cents on Jan. 1, 2021.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. It hasn’t been increased since 2009.

Ohio is one of several states that is boosting the minimum wage in the new year. California has the highest minimum wage in the nation, with $15 in 2022.

Many private employers are increasing the minimum wage.

CVS Health is starting employees at $15 in the new year while Costco boosted its minimum wage to $16 in 2021.

Read more from the Ohio Department of Commerce on the minimum wage change here.

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