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.