Montana Minimum Wage Increases
January 5, 2022
Valley County residents employed at minimum wage jobs will see an increase in their paychecks this month.
As of Jan. 1, Montana’s Minimum Wage has increased to $9.20, pursuant to §39-3-409, Montana Code Annotated.
Montana statute requires the minimum wage be adjusted annually based on changes in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) from August of the year in which the calculation is made, and is rounded to the nearest $0.05.
The Department of Labor and Industry is required to make this adjustment by Sept. 30 each year.
The previous minimum wage was set at $8.75.
The $0.45 increase in the minimum wage is a change of 5.25%, and is higher than the increases in the last several years due to higher inflation.
For more information regarding this increase, contact the Employment Relations Division at (406) 444-6543.