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For Immediate Release: Sunday, June 28, 2020

The minimum wage will increase in Montgomery County on Wednesday, July 1. Signed into legislation on Nov. 17, 2017, Bill 28-17 raises the minimum wage incrementally, each July 1, until it reaches $15 per hour in 2022.

The number of workers employed by the business will determine the amount of the increase.

The County’s minimum wage will rise to $14 for employers with 51 or more employees and $13.25 for employers with 50 or fewer employees; a small employer, with 10 or fewer employees, is required to pay $13 hourly.  

Effective date

Large employer

Mid-sized employer

Small employer

July 1, 2020




July 1, 2021




July 1, 2022

$15+ CPI-W



CPI-W = Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

An employer who provides "home health services" or "home or community-based services" and receives at least 75 percent of gross revenues through state and federal Medicaid programs, may apply to the Office of Human Rights for designation as an eligible services provider subject to an adjusted implementation schedule.

Most employees must be paid at least the Montgomery County minimum wage rate. Employees age 18 and under, working under 20 hours per week, are exempt from this rate. Employees under 18 years of age must earn at least 85 percent of the State minimum wage rate.

More information about the County’s minimum wage increase is available on this informational notice.

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Release ID: 20-346
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-463-2442