Minimum Wage in New Mexico

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There are multiple wage ordinances in New Mexico. Click the links below to determine the minimum wage in your area and view the latest ordinances.  See below for our latest updated minimum wage information, and visit “helpful links” in your area, or contact us with questions.

Scroll down to the end of the page for links to recent articles on how our industry is handling the minimum wage issue nationwide.

NoteRATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE  based on ordinances and local governments.  Always consult with your city or county’s website for verification.  Some entities may have possible increases linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or other indices.

Federal:
Minimum Wage:  $7.25
Tipped Employee Wage: $2.13 plus tips equal $7.25 or more
Date of Enactment: 1/1/2009
Helpful Links:  General Wage Information

State of New Mexico:
Minimum Wage:  $7.50
Tipped Employee Wage:  $2.13 plus tips equal $7.50 or more
Date of Enactment:  1/1/2014
Linked to CPI?:  No
Helpful Links:  General Wage Information; Minimum Wage Act Summary

Albuquerque:
With no benefits or benefits under $2500.00:
Minimum Wage$9.20
Tipped Employee Wage: $5.50 plus tips equal to $9.20 
With benefits over $2500.00:
Minimum Wage: $8.20
Tipped Employee Wage: $5.50 plus tips equal to $8.20
Date of Enactment: 1/1/2015
Linked to CPI?:  Yes
Helpful Links: 2019 General Wage Information

Bernalillo County:
With no benefits or benefits under $2500.00:
Minimum Wage:  $9.05
Tipped Employee Wage: $2.13 plus tips equal to $9.05
Linked to CPI?:  Yes
Date of Enactment 1/26/2015
Note: If you supply benefits over 2500.00; see the county wage ordinance.
Helpful Links: 2019 increase notice; 2018 Wage Poster; County Wage Ordinance

Las Cruces:
Minimum Wage: currently $10.10
Tipped Employee Wage: currently $4.04 plus tips equal to $10.10
Linked to CPI?: Yes
Date of Enactment:  1/1/2015. 
Note: Tipped employees shall be paid 40% of the minimum wage rate.
Helpful Links: City of Las Cruces Website, Minimum Wage Ordinance

Santa Fe:
Minimum Wage: currently $11.40; increasing to $11.80 3/1/19
Tipped Employee Wage: The Santa Fe city ordinance does not address the tipped wage so the state or federal wage laws pertain. Currently $2.13 plus tips equal to $11.40 per hour; increasing to $2.13 plus tips equal to $11.80 per hour 3/1/19
Linked to CPI?: Yes
Date of Enactment: 2004; (update in January for March CPI increase)
Helpful Links2018 General Wage Information (includes downloads of wage ordinance and posters)

Santa Fe County:
Minimum Wage:  currently $11.40
Tipped Employee Wage:  currently $3.41 plus tips equal to $11.40 per hour
Linked to CPI? : Yes
Date of Enactment: 3/1/2015;  (update in January for March CPI increase)
Helpful Links:  General Wage information (includes March 2018 increase, downloads of wage ordinance and posters)

Check out the 2018 Minimum Wage Rates Map here.

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