The City & County of Denver has adopted a local minimum wage ordinance that went into effect on January 1, 2020.  The wage scale in the ordinance is as follows:

  • $15.87 per hour on Jan. 1, 2022
  • Annual adjustments are 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.  As of 2020, the tipped minimum wage in Denver is $9.83/hour. Click here for more information on Denver’s minimum wage.