As of July 1, 2021 the minimum wage in Chicago is $15.00 per hour for employers with 21 or more workers, and $14.00 per hour for employers with 4 to 20 workers. Tipped workers (workers who receive tips as part of their wage, like restaurant servers) have a minimum wage of $8.40 for employers with 4 to 20 workers, and $9.00 for employers with 21 or more workers. If a tipped worker’s wages plus tips do not equal at least the full minimum wage, the employer must make up the difference.
The minimum wage for City contracts or concessionaire agreements is $14.75 per hour, or $8.00 per hour for tipped workers.
Chicago’s minimum wage goes up every July 1st, and is dependent on the number of employees at a business. See the notice below for more information.
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