2021 Colorado & Denver Minimum Wage

The 2021 Colorado minimum wage is $12.32/hr for standard pay, and $9.30/hr for tipped employees. In addition, the minimum salary for exempt workers in Colorado increases to $40,500 in 2021.

The City of Denver also increased the standard minimum wage for all citywide workers in 2021 to $14.77/hr for standard pay, and $9.83 for tipped workers.

A list of each state's minimum wage rate can be found on the US Department of Labor's website. The federal minimum wage is $7.25/hr.

COLORADO & DENVER HOURLY MINIMUM WAGE, 2018 - 2021

Year Colorado Standard & Tipped Hourly Minimum Wage City of Denver Standard & Tipped Hourly Minimum Wage 
2021 $12.32 standard / $9.30 tipped
$14.77 standard / $11.75 tipped
2020 $12.00 standard / $8.98 tipped
$12.85 standard / $9.83 tipped
2019 $11.10 standard / $8.08 tipped
2018 $10.20 standard / $7.18 tipped