Florida’s Minimum Wage Increases To $10 An Hour On Thursday

September 29, 2021

The first of six year increases to Florida’s minimum wage will take effect on Thursday.

The current minimum wage of $8.65 per hour will go up $1.35 to $10 per hour. The rate for tipped workers will go from $5.63 an hour to $6.98 per hour.

In November 2020, Florida voters approved changes to the state’s minimum wage, which will gradually increase from the $8.65 an hour to $15 an hour by September 2026

The current federal minimum wage, which neighboring Alabama follows, is $7.25 an hour.


21 Responses to “Florida’s Minimum Wage Increases To $10 An Hour On Thursday”

  1. Lee on October 1st, 2021 9:57 am

    @Niknak50. Seems this isn’t as much a public school issue as a parental one. Economics classes don’t cover what you suggest.

  2. Niknak50 on October 1st, 2021 7:37 am

    You know what’s a shame? That our schools don’t teach how real life works. Evidently economics 101 if taught at all is taught by Marxists. This generation never has enough of other peoples money, which they do think they are entitled to. There are very high paying jobs out there if you’ll just show up for work and lay off the drugs.


  3. Fred on September 30th, 2021 7:16 pm


    How many hours should someone have to work before they are entitled to luxuries like shelter, food, and clean water?

    I thought America was supposed to be the greatest country on Earth. If so, why are people working longer hours for less pay here than almost any other industrialized country?

  4. NPC on September 30th, 2021 5:24 pm

    Minimum wages and entry level positions are not meant to support a family. If you feel that because you have a job you should be able to afford a home and a new vehicle then you are the problem which can be surmised with one adjective……entitled.

  5. Stumpknocker on September 30th, 2021 4:48 pm

    @Bob, no it not actually sad, when I started out I had no skills whatsoever, I worked two jobs and put myself through trade school and made a great living for myself, so I wouldn’t change it for anything. I have the ability to look back at my accomplishments as well as my family and hold our heads high. And these traits have been passed down to my children and grandchildren now.

  6. RealityCheck on September 30th, 2021 11:57 am

    The irony that so many of you are afraid of prices rising beyond what you can afford and having zero empathy for those making minimum wage is just perfect.

  7. Mike J. on September 30th, 2021 9:04 am


    If you don’t like the way capitalism works then feel free to move to another country using a socialist, communist, or dictatorship system. We don’t have walls keeping people in, but we should have better walls keeping illegals out. You need to be happy where you live and if you are not, then take charge of your own life and move elsewhere instead of having the government make changes for everybody. You and others should not try to change our system when the vast majority of us like it the way it is. Have a nice day.

  8. Bob on September 29th, 2021 11:35 pm


    …so you were exploited and made someone else rich while you weren’t even paid a living wage.

    That’s sad, and I am truly sorry for you.

    But why does that justify making life worse for the people just starting out and trying to build a life for themselves? Shouldn’t anyone willing to work hard earn enough to pay for the essentials required to live?

  9. Stumpknocker on September 29th, 2021 9:06 pm

    @Realitycheck when my minimum wage job didn’t pay enough I took on a second job and have always worked hard. Never in my life have used any kind of public assistance, workers compensation or even made an insurance claim, I’ve always worked hard to provide for myself and family, and I started working at 13 and continue at the age of 60.

  10. concerned on September 29th, 2021 8:26 pm

    hey I want $50 for this tomato and squash is $50 each and I have potatoes $50 each one dozen eggs is $75 I also have whole mullet you clean yourself for $85 each . I can cook you a plate of food for $250 ? you get the picture that’s what it’s comming to. maybe the rich needs a taste of what the poor people are going threw.

  11. retired on September 29th, 2021 3:06 pm

    @ Realitycheck

    when you only collect a certain amount and can not go back to work, my pention check is very little..
    but the prices keep going up.

  12. James on September 29th, 2021 3:00 pm

    @Realitycheck The majority of minimum wage employees aren’t frontline workers as you wish to falsely glorify them. And don’t blame capitalism for increased prices; it’s called inflation, which is driven by far too many factors for me to begin offering you a crash course. However, an Intro to Economics course would clearly be beneficial. Lastly, companies didn’t vote for a statewide $15 minimum wage – voters voted. Again, take that Eco course and you’ll understand the relationship.

  13. Realitycheck on September 29th, 2021 1:43 pm

    @Brian, It is ridiculous. Ridiculous that someone working 40 hours a week still makes poverty wages.

    @Retired, Voters are not raising your prices. Private companies are raising prices. That’s good old fashioned capitalism right there. It’s worth mentioned that prices have gone up on nearly everything but Arizona Iced Tea, yet minimum wage has been $7.25 for quite some time. Proof that the two are not exclusive.

    @J-theG, as soon as greedy corporations decide your dollar means less to them.

    @JW, it seems you should bargain for a wage increase or go find another job. Lots of places hiring right now.

    @James, “Unskilled” labor showed how crucial their services were throughout this pandemic. Without our “frontline” workers, our economy comes to a halt. Maybe show a bit more respect.

    People deserve a living wage regardless of their job.

  14. Bob on September 29th, 2021 11:49 am


    This isn’t a zero sum game. How exactly does someone else getting paid more cause you to get paid less?

  15. CK on September 29th, 2021 11:08 am

    Fast food places are already offering $13 per hour and still can’t get people to work. Very few places are paying less than $10 these days.

  16. James on September 29th, 2021 10:50 am

    Unskilled workers just received a 15% pay raise. The government just received a marked increase in income tax. And skilled work just became less valued.

  17. JW on September 29th, 2021 10:16 am

    With this, I effectively just had a wage reduction.

  18. J-THE-G on September 29th, 2021 10:03 am

    How long til we see inflation outpace wage increases? Seems inevitable.

  19. Josh Jones on September 29th, 2021 8:19 am

    Will the hourly wage difference ($10 – $7.25 = $2.75) entice some Alabamians to come to Florida to work?

  20. retired on September 29th, 2021 7:42 am

    Those of us that are on fixed income will not get a raise and suffer the most!!!!!!

    Because the price of everything will go up now, THANK YOU VOTERS, THAT DON’T THINK AHEAD.

  21. Brian on September 29th, 2021 6:18 am

    Absolutely ridiculous.