What’s the 2023 Montgomery County Minimum Wage?
Many workers in Montgomery County do not get paid the minimum wage required by Montgomery County law. The Montgomery County Code requires employers to pay almost all workers employed in the county the Montgomery County minimum wage.
What is the 2023 Montgomery County Minimum Wage?
As of July 1, 2023, the current Montgomery County minimum wage is $14.50–$16.70 per hour.
The Montgomery County minimum wage law requires employers to pay eligible employees the following rates:
|Montgomery County Minimum Wage Schedule|
|Effective Date||Large Employer (51 or more employees)||Mid-Sized Employer (11 to 50 employees)||Small Employer (10 employees or fewer)|
Who’s entitled to the Montgomery County minimum wage?
If you work in Montgomery County, you are probably entitled to receive the Montgomery County minimum wage. That’s right: most employees who work in Montgomery County should receive the Montgomery County minimum wage.
The Montgomery County minimum wage law provides for few exceptions. If you are a worker excluded from the minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act or the Maryland Wage and Hour Law, if you are under 19 years old and work 20 or less hours per week, if you work for a governmental unit other than Montgomery County, or if your employer has fewer than two employees, then you are not entitled to the Montgomery County minimum wage.
What is the Montgomery County Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees?
Under the Montgomery County law, certain tipped employees may only be entitled to a “minimum tipped wage” or “tipped minimum wage” of $4.00 per hour. Confusing? Don’t worry.
What you need to know is this: under certain circumstances, an Montgomery employer may pay a worker who receives tips the following hourly rates:
|Montgomery County Minimum Tipped Wage Schedule|
|Effective Date||Minimum Tipped Wage Rate|