COLORADO NEWS

Denver’s Minimum Wage Goes Up This Weekend – Will Become The 6th Most in the Country

Dec 30, 2022, 9:16 AM

Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images...

Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

If you don’t like your job, finding something that simply pays minimum wage may not be a horrible option real soon in Denver.

The lowest paid workers here in the Mile High City are getting an 8.94% pay increase on Jan. 1, as the city’s minimum wage increases to $17.29 per hour. Denver’s Department of Finance raises the minimum wage on the first of every year depending on the Consumer Price Index, which has risen at record rates over the last year.

Denver will have the sixth-highest minimum wage in the U.S., according to the Labor Law Center. Only three cities in California and two in Washington have higher minimums.

As of Jan. 1, the state of Colorado’s minimum wage will be $13.65 per hour.

98.5 KYGO’s Birthday Bash
98.5 KYGO Presents, Tracy and Fizz’s Hoobajoob

Colorado News

(Photo by: MyLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)...

Shawn Patrick

Someone found a live cat in a donated chair at a Denver thrift store

I am sure the good folks that work at thrift stores see crazy stuff donated all the time, but I bet they were still surprised by what was found in […]

20 hours ago

Getty Images...

Shawn Patrick

Colorado’s Adams County Fair to welcome Ernest & Nate Smith this summer

Two of country music’s fastest rising stars will be in Colorado this summer for the annual Adams County Fair! The annual festival in Brighton, Colorado will take place July 31st […]

20 hours ago

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)...

Shawn Patrick

The Rockies just played in front of the smallest Coors Field crowd in 10 years

The Colorado Rockies are only 13 games into a 162 game season, and the city has already pretty much given up on them… The Rockies fell to 3-10 on the […]

20 hours ago

(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)...

Shawn Patrick

You can have dinner with Deion Sanders in Colorado this month… For over $20,000

Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders is pretty much an A-list celebrity along with being the head coach for the University of Colorado Football Team. Like most celebs, if you want to […]

21 hours ago

(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)...

Shawn Patrick

Colorado Avalanche Playoff tickets went on-sale today – Here’s how to get them

Fresh off of a beatdown of the Minnesota Wild last night (Pr. 9) at Ball Arena, the Colorado Avalanche seem to be playing some of their best hockey just in […]

2 days ago

The Yard Milkshake Bar...

Shawn Patrick

Those Instagram-famous, giant, fancy milkshakes have a Denver shop

Maybe it’s just because the algorithm knows me so well, but I cannot scroll Instagram without seeing these over-the-top milkshakes lately. I always wondered where you could get one, but […]

2 days ago

Denver’s Minimum Wage Goes Up This Weekend – Will Become The 6th Most in the Country