About this Survey

Following the release of a commissioned study from the Roy Wilkins Center, which looked at the economic effects of an increased minimum wage, both locally and in Hennepin and Ramsey County, the Minneapolis City Council directed the City staff to gather stakeholder input on the topic and present minimum wage policy recommendations in mid-2017. In addition to hosting several stakeholder listening sessions the City is also collecting feedback using this online survey.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on a possible minimum wage policy in Minneapolis.

Additional questions and feedback on this issue can be sent to MinWage@minneapolismn.gov.

Minimum Wage Background: 

The current federal minimum wage in $7.25 an hour. 

The minimum wage in Minnesota* is based on the size of an employer:
Large employers, with a revenue of $500K or more, are required to pay $9.50/hr.
Small employers, with revenue of $499K or less, are required to pay $7.75/hr.

Minneapolis also requires that businesses that receive at least $100,000 in city assistance pay a “living wage”** which is $13.01/hr (if providing basic health insurance) or $15.38/hr (if no insurance is provided). 
*Starting in 2018, the state minimum wage will be automatically increased at the rate of inflation and other criteria.

** The definition of a Living Wage is indexed at 130% of the federal poverty level for a family of four if no health insurance is provided by the company or 110% of the federal poverty level for a family of four if the company provides basic health insurance. 

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