{% set baseFontFamily = "Open Sans" %} /* Add the font family you wish to use. You may need to import it above. */

{% set headerFontFamily = "Open Sans" %} /* This affects only headers on the site. Add the font family you wish to use. You may need to import it above. */

{% set textColor = "#565656" %} /* This sets the universal color of dark text on the site */

{% set pageCenter = "1200px" %} /* This sets the width of the website */

{% set headerType = "fixed" %} /* To make this a fixed header, change the value to "fixed" - otherwise, set it to "static" */

{% set lightGreyColor = "#f7f7f7" %} /* This affects all grey background sections */

{% set baseFontWeight = "normal" %} /* More than likely, you will use one of these values (higher = bolder): 300, 400, 700, 900 */

{% set headerFontWeight = "normal" %} /* For Headers; More than likely, you will use one of these values (higher = bolder): 300, 400, 700, 900 */

{% set buttonRadius = '10px' %} /* "0" for square edges, "10px" for rounded edges, "40px" for pill shape; This will change all buttons */

After you have updated your stylesheet, make sure you turn this module off

by Jen Leigh on December 28, 2023

Arizona (AZ) Minimum Wage in 2024: Everything You Need to Know

In accordance with Proposition 206, known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, Arizona's minimum wage in 2024 increased to $14.35. The updated 2024 Arizona minimum wage took effect on January 1, 2024 and will remain so through December 31, 2024. 

Last Updated: February 6, 2024

Effective January 1st, 2024, Arizona's minimum wage increased by 50 cents to $14.35. While not as large of an increase as from 2022 to 2023, this 2024 increase represents a further 3.6% increase over the 2023 minimum wage of $13.85.

Arizona's minimum wage increases are based on inflation, as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index (CPI). Many states have started adopting or will adopt this method for increasing state minimum wage.

Since 2021, each year, the Arizona minimum wage is based on the increase in the cost of living to the nearest multiple of $.05 by measuring the percentage increase as of August of the immediately preceding year over the level as of August of the previous year of the CPI. For example, the 2024 Arizona Minimum wage rate was based on the CPI increase from August 2022 to August 2023.

The next Arizona minimum wage increase will take place on January 1st, 2025 and will increase to an amount to be determined when the CPI becomes available for August 2024.   

HR Compliance Comparison CTA Square

Arizona Minimum Wage - Historical Rates Table

Year Arizona Minimum Wage
2024 $14.35
2023 $13.85
2022 $12.80
2021 $12.15
2020 $12.00
2019 $11.00
2018 $10.50








What is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Why is it Relevant to the Arizona Minimum Wage

According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. In order to account for inflation, Arizona has tied the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index. For consumers, this means that the purchasing power of the dollar should remain strong. For Arizona employers, this means that they need to account for an annually updated minimum wage, which can drastically change labor practices and employment numbers.

How Business Owners Can Prepare for the AZ Minimum Wage Change

As labor laws change, it's important that business owners prepare themselves and their employees for the changes. Here are some ways to get ahead of the curve.

Clearly Document Policies - It is important to review the employee handbook to ensure policies and procedures are up-to-date and consistent. Whether it's employee scheduling, employee disciplinary policies, or employee performance reviews, reviewing the organization's policies and procedures and keeping them up to date and consistent is important anytime there's a key labor law change, such as minimum wage or AZ sick leave.

Keep Your Technology Up To Date - Technology plays a critical role in managing payroll and wage rates. It's important to choose a payroll service and solution that is flexible, customizable and well-integrated into the rest of the organization's human capital management (HCM) suite. From automatic tax withholding calculations to calculating commissions and tips, to easy-to-implement direct deposit, the payroll solution should work for the company, not the other way around.

Implement Best Practices for Compensation Management - With a major change to minimum wage, it's important to review the organization's compensation management practices, from base pay all the way through benefits and paid time off. Compensation management plays a critical role in attracting, retaining and motivating employees, and there's never a better time to review employee compensation than a major change to minimum wage in the new year.

Review Budgets - This goes hand-in-hand with reviewing compensation management practices. For instance, maybe it's a better time to hire more seasonal workers to supplement staff during busy times or to adjust schedules with existing staff to reduce overtime costs. It's important to review the upcoming year's budget, cash flow and hiring plans, and ensure that it fits with the change in the Arizona minimum wage. 

It's always important to make sure your organization is prepared and remains in compliance with labor and wage laws. Contact us if you would like to discuss Arizona's minimum wage laws or any other labor laws for the upcoming calendar year.

New call-to-action

Jen Leigh

Jen Leigh is a Senior Product Specialist with Inflection HR's Cloud Based HR and Workforce Management Solutions. Connect with Jenni and the rest of the Inflection HR Team on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.