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State of Illinois, Cook County, City of Chicago Minimum Wage Increases In Effect
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7/1/2020
When: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Where: United States

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On July 1, 2020, minimum wage and tipped wage increases go into effect for the state of Illinois, Cook County, and city of Chicago.

Please review the below rate increases and take action accordingly for your business.

State of Illinois

  • Current minimum wage - $9.25

  • Current tipped wage - $5.55

  • Minimum wage starting July 1, 2020 - $10.00

  • Tipped wage starting July 1, 2020 - $6.00

Click here for more information on the state of Illinois' minimum wage law.

 

Cook County*

  • Current minimum wage - $12.00

  • Current tipped wage - $5.25

  • Minimum wage starting July 1, 2020 - $13.00

  • Tipped wage starting July 1, 2020 - $5.30

Click here for more information on Cook County's minimum wage law.

*More than 100 municipalities within Cook County have opted out of Cook County's minimum wage ordinance. Please check with your local authorities to confirm whether or not this law applies to your business. If your municipality has opted out of Cook County's minimum wage ordinance, you must follow the state of Illinois' minimum wage law. Employers with tipped employees should take special note that they should pay the higher Illinois tipped wage of $6.00 per hour than the lower Cook County tipped wage of $5.30.

 

City of Chicago**

  • Current minimum wage - $13.00

  • Current tipped wage - $6.40

  • Minimum wage starting July 1, 2020 - $14.00

  • Tipped wage starting July 1, 2020 - $8.40

Click here for more information on the city of Chicago's minimum wage law.

**Effective July 1, 2020, small employers (4-20 employees) in the city of Chicago are required to pay employees a minimum wage of $13.50 and a tipped wage of $8.10.

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