Effective January 1, 2014, Ohio's minimum wage will increase ten cents an hour, from $7.85 to $7.95. *
If you are an Ohio employer with annual gross receipts of more than $292,000 (previously $288,000), you must pay the Ohio minimum wage. Ohio employers with annual gross receipts of $292,000 or less, are required by Ohio law to pay the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour (unchanged since July 2009).
Increases are the result of an amendment to Ohio’s Constitution passed by Ohio voters in 2006, which tied Ohio’s minimum wage to the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
Click here for an updated Ohio minimum wage poster for 2014.
*The Ohio minimum wage for “tipped employees” will increase from $3.93 per hour to $3.98 per hour, plus tips.