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, 2023. As discussed in our December 2022 E-Update, increases in Maryland, Howard County, New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia took effect on January 1, 2023. In addition, under a new law, Maryland’s minimum wage will increase again for all employers, regardless of size, to $15.00 an hour effective January 1, 2024 (with higher rates in Montgomery and Howard counties), as discussed in our April 12, 2023 E-lert.

  • Montgomery County, Maryland: $16.70 per hour for employers with more than 50 employees, $15.00 for those with 11-50 employees, and $14.50 for the remaining smallest employers (although this rate will also go up to $15.00 on January 1, under the new state law). The tipped employee rate is $4.00 per hour. Our November 30, 2017 E-Updateprovides more detail on this law. The required poster is available here.
  • District of Columbia: $17.00 per hour, with a tipped wage rate of $6.00 per hour. The required poster is available here.