You may have heard that Florida’s minimum wage is going up to $15 per hour, and that’s true. However, it’s not going to increase all at once.
Instead, the minimum wage in Florida will increase by one dollar each year until it reaches $15 in 2026. Florida voters decided this in 2020 via Amendment 2 to the state constitution. What does that mean for you?
Let’s start with the current year, i.e., 2022.
Minimum Wage for Florida 2022
Effective September 30, 2022, Florida’s minimum wage is $11 per hour for workers that don't earn tips and $7.98 per hour for tipped workers—since it's assumed they'll make up the rest in tips.
That's an increase of $1 per hour for both types of workers.
State of Florida Minimum Wage Increases Through 2026
Florida’s state minimum wage will continue to increase until it hits $15.00 per hour in 2026 for standard workers and $11.98 for tipped workers. Here's the full schedule:
Overtime Minimum Wage Increases in Florida
Since Florida follows the federal “time and a half” policy for overtime, the overtime rate is $16.50 per hour for standard workers and $13.48 per hour for tipped workers, effective September 30, 2022.
Overtime rates apply to hours worked after an employee has already clocked in 40 hours for the week. Here's the full increase schedule: