Minimum Hourly Wage Rate

Current Rate:

Effective December 31, 2020, the New York State minimum hourly wage rate is $12.50 in the Greater New York region, $14.00 in the Long Island and Westchester regions and $15.00 in NYC. The wage is scheduled to increase each year and these increases are set forth in the chart below.

Greater NY Region
Long Island


Employers are required to post a Federal and State Minimum Wage notice in a conspicuous place.

Monitoring Report
A monitoring report named RF Employees below NYS Minimum Wage is available in Oracle in an Excel Format for campuses to run. This monitoring report should be run quarterly to ensure employees are paid at the minimum rate.

Executive Order 13658 - Hourly Minimum Wage for Contractors:
Federal Contractors Minimum Wage: RF employees paid from certain federally funded contracts and subcontracts are to earn a minimum hourly wage rate of $10.95, effective January 1, 2021. Coverage of the order generally extends to four categories of contractual agreements:
1. Procurement contracts for construction covered by the DBA;
2. Service contracts covered by the SCA;
3. Concessions contracts, including any concessions contract excluded from the SCA by the Department’s regulations at 29 C.F.R. 4.133(b); and
4. Contracts in connection with Federal property or lands and related to offering services for Federal employees, their dependents, or the general public.

The wage should be established during the pre-award stage.

Employers are required to provide notice of the Executive Order minimum wage to FLSA-covered workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts by posting a poster. Click here to access the poster.

For more information see the DOL FAQs on the Final Rule.

Change History

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