Minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly wage that businesses may legally pay to employees or workers. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions enforces the state and federal minimum wage. Certain cities and counties enforce their own minimum wage. Businesses should be aware that the state will enforce the highest available rate. Contact one of the Labor Relations offices listed below for more information.

 

Most New Mexico businesses will see the state minimum wage increase and will be required to pay a minimum wage of:

    • $10.50 per hour effective January 1, 2021 (previously $9.00 per hour effective January 1, 2020)
    • $2.55 per hour for tipped employees effective January 1, 2021 (previously $2.35 per hour effective January 1, 2020)

Upcoming New Mexico minimum wage increases:

    • Effective January 1, 2022: $11.50 per hour
      $2.80 per hour for tipped employees
    • Effective January 1, 2023: $12.00 per hour
      $3.00 per hour for tipped employees

Federal minimum wage increases:

    • $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009 (previously $6.55 per hour effective July 24, 2008)
    • $2.13 per hour effective July 24, 2009

More info Here: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/Minimum-Wage-Information