Ohio’s Minimum Wage Increases to $7.85/hr.

On January 1, 2013, the minimum wage in Ohio will increase by 15 cents, from $7.70 per hour to $7.85 per hour. The Ohio minimum wage for “tipped employees” will increase 8 cents from $3.85 per hour to $3.93 per hour, plus tips.

Employers in Ohio with annual gross receipts of more than $288,000 must pay Ohio’s minimum wage. Ohio employers with annual gross receipts of $288,000 or less must pay the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

These increases are the result of an amendment to Ohio’s Constitution passed by Ohio voters in 2006, which tied Ohio’s minimum wage to the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

You can view the Ohio Department of Commerce’s new minimum wage poster for 2013 here.