Florida’s Minimum Wage Changes Through 2026

Message to Department Representatives

This message has been approved by Shelley Lopez, Program Director, Communications/Special Projects, for distribution to all Department Representatives.

In November 2020, Florida voters approved changes to the state’s minimum wage, which will gradually increase from the current $8.65 an hour to $15 an hour by September 2026. To comply, employers must implement the following hourly minimum wage schedule for non-tipped employees:


Effective Date

Florida Minimum Wage

January 1, 2021


September 30, 2021


September 30, 2022


September 30, 2023


September 30, 2024


September 30, 2025


September 30, 2026



Effective September 30, 2021, the new Florida minimum hourly rate will be $10. Accordingly, all employers are required to pay employees at least the new minimum rate of $10 an hour or $6.98 plus tips for tipped employees. 

All employees making less than $10 an hour as of September 30, 2021, will be systematically increased in OMNI HR. Please use this notification as an opportunity to plan budgets accordingly.

The University employs both hourly and salaried employees who will be impacted by these changes over the next five years. Additional communications will be forthcoming as we continue to evaluate future impact to the University’s salaried pay structure.

Questions? Please contact Shelley McLaughlin at SScopoli@fsu.edu or (850) 644-7935.

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