Michigan’s Minimum Wage Will Increase on January 1, 2022
Michigan’s minimum wage rate will increase to $9.87 on January 1, 2022, an increase from the current $9.65. Michigan’s Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act establishes the annual schedule and increases.
The Michigan Wage & Hour Division announced that while the law prohibits scheduled increases when the state’s average unemployment rate for the preceding year is above 8.5%, it is highly unlikely Michigan will exceed this threshold, causing another delay as occurred in 2021.
Effective January 1, 2022:
- Michigan’s minimum wage will increase to $9.87 an hour.
- The 85% rate for minors aged 16 and 17 increases to $8.39 an hour.
- Tipped employees rates of pay increases to $3.75 an hour.
- The training wage of $4.25 an hour for newly hired employees ages 16 to 19 for their first 90 days of employment remains unchanged.
A copy of the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act and related resources, including the required poster, may be obtained for free by visiting Michigan.gov/wagehour.