New Year’s Brings Raise in Minimum Wage


Workers in both Delaware and Maryland will see an increase in pay beginning with the new year. Effective January 1, 2023 Delaware’s minimum hourly wage rate will increase from $10.50 to $11.75 an hour. The minimum hourly wage will increase incrementally on January 1st over the next two years to reach $15 an hour in 2025. Senate Bill 15 was passed in 2021 during the 151st General Assembly.

Maryland’s minimum wage will increase on January 1st from $12.50 an hour to $13.25 and will reach $14 on January 1st of 2024. House Bill 166 was passed in the the 2019 Maryland General Assembly Session (scroll to page 17 for the breakdown of increase rate)