The minimum wage is officially more than $10 an hour as of Jan. 1, 2023. It’s the first time that Michigan’s minimum wage has been more than $10 an hour in the history of the state.
On New Year’s Day, the hourly wage went from $9.87 an hour to $10.10 an hour. For tipped workers, such as bar and restaurant servers and bartenders, the minimum wage went up to $3.84.
The increase in minimum wage comes from a 2018 petition that tried to raise hourly rates to $12 an hour, with tipped workers being paid at least 80% of the standard minimum wage. While the petition hasn’t been actualized at that rate, it was adopted and amended at a lower threshold. It’s currently set to hit $12.05 by 2030, with tipped workers getting 38% of the standard minimum wage.
The amended version of the new law is currently being fought in court. If it passes, the higher increase in hourly wage will happen sometime in the winter.