2022 Minimum Wage Rates for New York

By Inés Cruz and Leonor Hidalgo Coyle

The rate to be received, depends in three main aspects: a. The region/county where you work; b. If your job is subject to tips; and c. How many employees are working for the employer. The 2022 minimum wage rates are: 1. New York City: For this year, regardless the number of employees working at the place, minimum wage rate remain at $15.00 per hour. If you are a tipped employee, the minimum wage and tip credits are now as follow: a) $12.50 /hr in cash wage for service workers (plus, tips must be equivalent to at least $2.50/hr); b) $10.00/hr in cash wage for restaurant workers (plus, tips must be equivalent to at least $5.00/hr). 2. Long Island and Westchester Counties The minimum wage rate increased to $15.00 per hour, for non-tipped workers. If you are a tipped worker, the minimum wage credit is as follows: a) $12.50/hr in cash wage for service workers (plus, tips must be equivalent to at least $2.50/hr); b) $10.00/hr in cash wage for restaurant workers (plus, tips must be equivalent to at least $5.00/hr). 3. New York State The minimum wage rate increased to $13.20 for non-tipped workers. If you are a tipped worker, the minimum wage credit is as follows: a) $11.00/hr in cash wages for service workers (plus, tips must be equivalent to at least $2.20/hr); b) $8.80/hr in cash wages for restaurant workers (plus, tips must be equivalent to at least $4.40/hr). Also, remember that since 2021, tip credit was eliminated for employees of nail salons, porters, car washes and other industries. They must receive the full minimum wage rate per hour from their employer. If you have any questions regarding the wage rate you must receive, or for any inquiries related to whether your employer is paying you the right rate, please do not hesitate to contact us. All consultations are free and confidential. Happy New Year!

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