What You Need to Know About Delaware’s Minimum Wage

What You Need to Know About Delaware’s Minimum Wage
Everything you need to know about Delaware's minimum wage
by Square Oct 25, 2022 — 2 min read
What You Need to Know About Delaware’s Minimum Wage

Minimum wage increases are gaining in popularity across the country. But with so many changing laws on the federal, state, and local levels, what’s actually happening where you live and work can get confusing.

We’ve got you covered on what’s happening next with the Delaware minimum wage and what you need to do as a small business owner to be prepared.

What is the minimum wage in Delaware?

The Delaware minimum wage is $9.75, $2.50 higher than the federal minimum wage. However, for the first 90 days on a new job, adults over the age of 18 years old may be paid $8.75 as a training wage. Workers between the ages of 14 and 17 have a minimum wage of $8.75. For employees who receive tips in Delaware, minimum wage is $2.23.


Will Delaware’s minimum wage change in 2022?

In late July 2021, Delaware Gov. John Carney signed a bill that will progressively raise the state standard minimum wage from $10.50 on January 1, 2022 an hour to $15 by January 1, 2025.

Hourly wage rate Effective date
$10.50 January 1, 2022
$11.75 January 1, 2023
$13.25 January 1, 2024
$15.05 January 1, 2025

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

While a change to the state minimum wage isn’t scheduled beyond 2021, with new bills under consideration, it’s smart to plan for when the time comes. We recommend taking the following steps to ensure you’re prepared:


While these are helpful guidelines to follow, you should discuss Delaware minimum wage laws with your accountant and lawyer to make sure your business is prepared and stays in compliance.

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