Chicago Area Rise, Statewide Hiking Month – NBC Chicago

When their next paycheck comes out, minimum-wage workers will see their pay rise following wage hikes, which took effect Friday in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

Chicago’s minimum wage for untipped workers has increased to $15.40 per hour for large businesses that employ 21 or more workers and $14.50 per hour for small businesses. Previously, the minimum wage was $15 and $14 per hour, respectively.

For tipped workers, rates increased to $9.24 for large employers and $8.70 for small businesses. Teens under 18 see a new minimum wage of $12 for untipped employees and $7.20 for tipped employees.

Cook County’s minimum wage also rose on Friday, though not as high as Chicago’s. Its minimum wage increased from $13 to $13.35 for untipped workers and from $6.60 to $7.40 for tipped workers.

The current Illinois minimum wage for untipped workers is $12 and $7.20 for tipped workers. Last year, the minimum wage was $11 and $6.60, respectively.

Next year, minimum wage workers across the state will see their wages increase.

On January 1, hourly minimum wage rates will increase to $13 for untipped workers and $7.80 for tipped workers.

NBC Chicago

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