The City & County of Denver has adopted a local minimum wage ordinance that goes into effect on January 1, 2020. The wage scale in the ordinance is as follows:
- $12.85 per hour on Jan. 1, 2020
- $14.77 per hour on Jan. 1, 2021
- $15.87 per hour on Jan. 1, 2022
- Annual adjustments based on the Consumer Price Index each year thereafter.
The tip credit of $3.02 from the state constitution applies to the Denver wage ordinance. In 2020, the tipped minimum wage in Denver will be $9.83/hour.