Minimum Wage

Summary
As of July 1, 2022 the minimum wage in Chicago is $15.40 per hour for employers with 21 or more workers, and $14.50 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 $8.70 for employers with 4 to 20 workers, and $9.24 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.

As of July 1, 2022, the Minimum Wage to be paid under City contracts or concessionaire agreements pursuant to the Order is $16.00 per hour. When applying an allowance for gratuities to the wage of City concessionaire employees in positions that customarily receive gratuities, the resulting rate is $8.20 per hour.

Every July 1, Chicago’s minimum wage increases per the Minimum Wage Ordinance. The Chicago minimum wage is tiered for large businesses with 21 or more employees, and small businesses with 4-20 employees. The minimum wage for larger employees increases annually according to the Consumer Price Index or 2.5%, whichever is lower, since reaching $15 per hour in 2021. The minimum wage for small businesses continues to increase towards $15 per hour by 2023.

 

Complaint
File a Complaint by calling 311, using CHI 311, or by filling out a Complaint Form.
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Notice

 


Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Notice

 

 

Download Notice: MINIMUM WAGE 
Notices in additional languages will be updated by July 1, 2022
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Additional Information

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