Beginning in 2020 and every year after, the minimum wage increase will be tied to the rate of inflation. The increase will not exceed 2.5 percent, and there will be no increase if the unemployment rate in Chicago in the previous year was equal to or greater than 8.5 percent.
July 1, 2016 $10.50 $5.95
(under current state law)
July 1, 2017 $11.00 Amount to be determined and
announced each year on or before June 1st. July 1, 2018 $12.00
July 1, 2019 $13.00
* Under both state law and the ordinance, if an employee’s wages plus tips do not equal at least the number of hours worked times the applicable minimum wage, his or her employer must make up the difference.