Minimum Wage in Colorado

Currently, Colorado’s minimum wage is $10.20, or $7.18 for tipped employees. This was increased on January 1 of this year and will increase again on January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. This is due to Amendment 70, which was passed in the 2016 election and went into effect in the beginning of 2017. This constitutional amendment increases the minimum wage by $0.90 each year until it reaches $12.00 per hour in 2020. After that date, should no other amendments pass, the minimum wage will be adjusted for cost-of-living increases based on the Consumer Price Index.

For more information on Colorado’s minimum wage, visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website. Here you will find the most recent Colorado Minimum Wage Order; fact sheets; minimum wage posters for places of business; resources in Spanish; more on Amendment 70; and a chart of Colorado’s minimum wage back to 1998. You can also view prior Minimum Wage Orders via our library; search our web catalog for these and additional resources.