Everything You Need to Know About the Arizona Minimum Wage

Everything You Need to Know About the Arizona Minimum Wage
Small business employers and their employees should be aware of the minimum wage requirements in Arizona.
by Meredith Galante Oct 02, 2023 — 2 min read
Everything You Need to Know About the Arizona Minimum Wage


Arizona is one of the many states that have passed a law to gradually raise the minimum wage. For small business owners in the state, this is an essential topic. 

As an employer, it’s important to keep on top of these changes so you’re paying your employees what is legally required. We pulled together an overview of Arizona’s minimum wage increases as well as some ideas about how to prepare for those costs.

What is the minimum wage in Arizona in 2024?

The minimum wage in Arizona is increasing from $13.85 to $14.35 an hour effective January 1, 2024. Some cities in Arizona are raising their minimum wages faster than the state. Flagstaff, for instance, raised their minimum wages more. Flagstaff’s minimum wage is increasing from $16.80 to $17.40, and the tipped minimum wage is increasing from $14.80 to $15.90 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2024.  

While many states increase the minimum wage in accordance with the cost of living or inflation, Arizona minimum wage from 2017 through 2022 was dictated by a schedule laid out in the 2016 Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act.

Minimum Wage in Arizona

January 1, 2021 $12.15
January 1, 2022 $12.80
January 1, 2023 $13.85
January 1, 2024 $14.35


How should Arizona business owners prepare for changes to the minimum wage?

As the Arizona minimum wage is set to increase over the next few years, it’s time to get prepared. Here are some things to put on your to-do list for avoiding mistakes many new business owners make:

As always, to make sure your business is prepared and stays in compliance (such as getting an EIN) with applicable wage laws, you should discuss Arizona’s minimum wage laws with your trusted accountant and lawyer.

Meredith Galante
Meredith Galante is a freelancer writer based in New York City. She's been writing for Square since 2017 where she's covered everything from the best software for restaurants to use to maximize profit, minimum wage laws across the country, and tips for entrepreneurs to maximize their impact.


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