Vermont, New York minimum wage to increase in 2023

Vermont’s minimum wage will go up starting January 1st.
Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 6:30 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The minimum wage is going up this weekend in both Vermont and New York’s North Country.

Vermont’s minimum wage will go up starting Jan. 1.

It’s increasing by $0.63 to $13.18 an hour and tipped wages will go up to $6.59 an hour.

However, many Burlington-area businesses are already paying much more than that, as store owners try to attract people to open jobs.

In New York, the minimum wage in upstate counties is also going up starting Sunday as part of a $15 hourly wage phase-in process.

Workers outside of New York City, Long Island and Westchester County will see an increase of $1 an hour, from $13.20 to $14.20.

Additionally, the minimum wage for home care aides will increase by $1 to $16.20 in upstate counties.

Gov. Kathy Houchul, D-New York, said fair, competitive wages are essential for helping families thrive and attracting top talent to the state.