Ohio’s Minimum Wage Increasing in 2017
Ohio’s minimum hourly wage is set to increase by 5 cents next year because of inflation. According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, non-tipped workers must be paid at least $8.15 an hour and tipped workers $4.08 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2017. The wage increase reflects an increase in the Consumer Price Index, which rose .7 percent in the past year. The wage applies to companies with annual gross receipts of more than $297,000 a year. The state minimum wage for employees at smaller companies and 14- and 15-year-old workers is tied to the federal minimum wage. That wage is currently $7.25 per hour and can only be changed by Congress.