As we enter the new year, it is important that employers check their wages against new minimum wage rates effective January 2022. For wage rates within the State of New Mexico, the highest wage rate will be effective. See the following link for more information on the wage rates and to access mandatory postings in New Mexico. 

All rates, other than the minimum wage rates for Federal Contractors are effective January 1st. The increase to Federal Contractor minimum wage is effective for new contracts or contracts being renewed or extended on or after January 30th.

See below for more information.

New Mexico Minimum Wage is now $11.50
Tipped Minimum Wage is $2.80

NEW MEXICO MINIMUM WAGE RATE LIST

Albuquerque

Minimum Wage is $11.50

Tipped Minimum Wage is $6.30

Rio Rancho

Minimum Wage is now $11.50

Tipped Minimum Wage is $2.80

Las Cruces

Minimum Wage is $11.50

Tipped Minimum Wage is $4.60

Santa Fe

Minimum Wage is $12.32

Tipped Minimum Wage is $3.69

Federal Contractors

Minimum Wage will be $15.00

Federal

Minimum Wage remains at $7.25

(See other sections for wage rates in New Mexico)

The rule related to the Federal Contractor minimum wage rates has additional criteria. Feel free to reach SWHRC.com for more information on wages and all things HR related.


Magdalena Vigil-Tullar

Written by | Magdalena Vigil-Tullar

HR Consultant | MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CLRP

Phone: 505-270-7494 | Email: magdalena@swhrc.com

PO Box 14274 | Albuquerque, NM 87191

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