Hard-working Missourians will see another wage increase to ring in the new year. In 2018, voters from every corner of our state resoundingly voted Yes on Proposition B to gradually increase Missouri’s minimum wage from $7.85 an hour to $12 an hour by 2023. Starting January 1, employees can expect to see a minimum wage increase in their rate of pay, from $9.45 per hour to $10.30.
With 62.34 percent of the vote and carrying 82 of Missouri’s 114 counties, 31 of 34 State Senate districts, and 145 of 163 State House districts, Proposition B and raising Missouri’s minimum wage was a clear signal and mandate from voters across our state. The 85 cents an hour raise continues to add an additional $1,000 a year for Missouri’s full-time, minimum wage workers’ pockets and into their local economies.
Proposition B was endorsed by a diverse and bipartisan coalition of workers, faith leaders, elected officials, and business owners, who continue to defend this voter-passed mandate. Increasing Missouri’s minimum wage was estimated to impact 677,000 Missourians or 1 in 4 workers.