Denver Raises Minimum Wage on Jan. 1, 2022

What: Denver’s citywide minimum wage will increase to $15.87/hr. on January 1, 2022. The wage increase from $14.77 will boost pay for tens of thousands of people who work in the City and County of Denver. The 2022 raise is the third of three “catch-up” steps occurring annually since 2020.  

Who: The scheduled increase comes from a Local Minimum Wage ordinance sponsored by At-Large Councilwoman Robin Kniech and Mayor Michael B. Hancock that was approved unanimously by Denver City Council in November 2019.

Why: The pressure of the rising cost of living on working families is well-documented and widespread, as is worker demand for higher wages across all industries and throughout the country, including Colorado. 

When: Denver’s minimum wage will be $15.87 per hour starting on January 1, 2022

How: The citywide minimum wage applies to all work performed within the boundaries of the City and County of Denver. Employers and workers can check the address where their work was performed in our regional address finder map at DenverWages.org or SalariosEnDenver.org.  

[Shared on behalf of our friends at the DEDO]