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Quick Read on Minimum Wage

Follow the strictest of the ordinances that apply to your location.   If you are within the city limits of a city with its own minimum wage (Albuquerque, Las Cruces, or Santa Fe), follow the guidelines of your city. If you are outside of the incorporated city limits, but your county has its own minimum wage (Bernalillo County, Santa Fe County), follow the guidelines of your county.  Follow the minimum wage in New Mexico if you are not in an area listed above.

IMPORTANT NOTE:   If your city or county has posted a minimum wage that is LESS than the State’s Minimum Wage, you must use the higher State wage.  If your city or county has posted a minimum wage that is MORE than the State’s minimum wage, you must use the higher city or county wage.  You must always follow the strictest option.

Note:  RATES 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

Albuquerque:
With no benefits or benefits under $2500.00:
Minimum Wage$12.00
Tipped Employee Wage: $7.20 plus tips equal to $12.00 or more
Date of Enactment:
 1/1/2020
Linked to CPI?:  Yes
Helpful LinksGeneral Wage Information

Las Cruces:
Minimum Wage: $12.00
Tipped Employee Wage$4.78 plus tips equal to $12.00 or more
Linked to CPI?
: Yes
Date of Enactment:  1/1/2015
Helpful LinksCity of Las Cruces Website2023 Wage Memo

Santa Fe County:
Minimum Wage: $12.95
Tipped Employee Wage:  currently  $3.88 plus tips equal to $12.95 or more
Linked to CPI? : Yes
Date of Enactment: 3/1/2015;  (update in January for March CPI increase)
Helpful Links:  General Wage information (includes downloads of wage ordinance and posters)

State of New Mexico:
Minimum Wage:  $12.00/hour
Tipped Employee Wage: $3.00/hour plus tips to equal $12.00 or more

Helpful links: NM State Minimum Wage Info
                      Required Minimum Wage Employee Rights Poster
                     Required Minimum Wage Employee Rights Poster – Spanish

Bernalillo County:
With no benefits or benefits under $2500.00:
Minimum Wage: $12.00/hour
Tipped Employee Wage: 
 $3.00/hour plus tips equal to $12.00 or more
1/1/23 – 
Bernalillo County will adjust its minimum wage at an undetermined future date after action by the Board of County Commissioners. The State of New Mexico minimum wage is the prevailing wage.
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: County Wage Ordinance

Santa Fe:
Minimum Wage: currently  $12.95
Tipped Employee Wage:  $3.00/hour plus tips to equal $12.95 or more
Linked to CPI?
: Yes
Date of Enactment: 2004; (updates in January for March CPI increase)
Helpful LinksGeneral Wage Information (includes downloads of wage ordinance and posters)

SOURCE: https://www.nmrestaurants.org/minimum-wage-in-new-mexico/

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