Take a Look at Michigan’s Minimum Wage Over the Last 50 Years
Take a minute and see what the minimum wage in Michigan has been over the last 50 years.
Currently, the federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour, which has been in effect since July 24th, 2009. The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13 per hour on the condition that the hourly wage plus the tip income equals at least the minimum wage.
Additionally, any employee under the age of 20 may be paid $4.25 per hour for the first 90 calendar days of employment. With that being said, many states have their own minimum wage laws in place.
There are 20 states right now that use a minimum wage of $7.25. Only five places currently have a minimum wage above $14.00 per hour and they include Washington, California, Massachusettes, Connecticut, and Washington, DC. The rest of the states in the nation have a minimum wage between $8.00 and $13.99 per hour.
When it comes to Michigan, the state minimum wage was increased to $9.87 on January 1st, 2022. For tipped employees, the minimum wage is $3.75. As I am not a scholar when it comes to things like this, I believe that the minimum will still be going up next year. To what, I'm not sure. However, this article from The National Law Review might help you out.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the minimum wage in Michigan will increase annually from 2019 through 2030 in a set manner. However, the minimum wage will not increase if the unemployment rate is over 8.5% in the preceding year.
Source: US DOL