Minimum Wage Increasing Countywide on July 1

Montgomery County’s minimum wage for large employers will increase from $15 to $15.65 per hour on Friday. 

Minimum wage for mid-sized employers (11 to 50 employees) will increase from $14.00 to $14.50 per hour, and from $13.50 to $14.00 for small employers (10 employees or fewer). Large employers have 51 or more employees.

County-wide minimum wage rises incrementally every July 1, required by legislation passed in November of 2017, sponsored by then-County Council member and now County Executive Marc Elrich. 

“This is an important next step to ensure that the minimum wage keeps up with inflation,” said Elrich in the press release. “For too long, the minimum wage was stagnant and did not change based on inflation. I was proud to champion the increase in minimum wage when I was a County Councilmember and pleased to see it finally reached $15 per hour for large employers last year, and under the law, once the minimum wage hits $15, it is then increased based on inflation so that low wage workers are not left behind. A decent wage is the path to more opportunity and improved equity.”

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