Mid-Atlantic Employers – There Are Minimum Wage Increases in D.C. and Montgomery County (MD).


Employers with employees in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland should be aware that the minimum wage rate is increasing as of July 1, 2024. As discussed in our December 2023 E-Update, increases in Maryland, Howard County, New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia, as well as for federal contractors, took effect on January 1, 2024.

  • Montgomery County, Maryland: $17.15 per hour for employers with more than 50 employees and $15.50 for those with 11-50 employees. The wage rate remains at $15.00 for the smallest employers. The tipped employee rate is still $4.00 per hour. Our November 30, 2017 E-Update provides more detail on this law. The required poster is available here.


  • District of Columbia: $17.50 per hour, with a tipped wage rate of $10.00 per hour. The required poster is available here.