Edgewater Minimum Wage

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On May 2 2023, the Edgewater City Council approved Ordinance 2023-07 establishing a local minimum wage for Edgewater. To find a copy of this ordiance please look to the documents section of this page.

The following chart illustrates the framework for the policy described above, with the resulting minimum wage numbers, including the minimum wage for tipped employees:

Min Wage Table
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
2028
2029
State of Colorado $13.65
$10.63*
$14.33**
$11.31*
$15.05**
$12.03*
$15.80**
$12.78*
$16.59**
$13.57*
$17.42**
$14.40*
$18.29**
$15.27*
City of Denver $17.29
$14.27*
$18.15**
$15.13*
$19.06**
$16.04*
$20.01**
$16.99*
$21.01**
$17.99*
$22.06**
$19.04*

On May 2 2023, the Edgewater City Council approved Ordinance 2023-07 establishing a local minimum wage for Edgewater. To find a copy of this ordiance please look to the documents section of this page.

The following chart illustrates the framework for the policy described above, with the resulting minimum wage numbers, including the minimum wage for tipped employees:

Min Wage Table
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
2028
2029
State of Colorado$13.65
$10.63*
$14.33**
$11.31*
$15.05**
$12.03*
$15.80**
$12.78*
$16.59**
$13.57*
$17.42**
$14.40*
$18.29**
$15.27*
City of Denver$17.29
$14.27*
$18.15**
$15.13*
$19.06**
$16.04*
$20.01**
$16.99*
$21.01**
$17.99*
$22.06**
$19.04*
$23.16**
$20.14*
City of Edgewater$13.65
$10.63*
$15.02
$12.00*
$16.52
$13.50*
$18.17
$15.15*
$19.99
$16.97*
$21.99
$18.97*
$23.16***
$20.14*

* Hourly wage for tipped worker based on State mandated $3.02 tip credit.

** Proposed wage based on estimates 5% CPI numbers (forecasted rates only).

*** Based on a 5.3% increase to level off with City of Denver wage rate (forecast only).


City Council also requested that staff establish a Business Support Program in partnership with Jefferson County Small Business Development Center (Jeffco SBDC). An initial open house was held on April 3, 2023 to hear from local small businesses and help shape this program's directionality. The potential direction of this program includes the following:

  • Provide targeted resources for existing small businesses within Edgewater as they navigate day-to-day operations and decision-making.
  • Help guide local businesses through potential growth or expansion.
  • Support local business's ability to navigate continued inflationary pressures.
  • Help local businesses adapt to existing or potential legislative changes, including the potential impact of local increases in minimum wages.

Currently, City Council has voiced support for the city to fully subsidize this program's cost for all active participants. Opportunity for further community input and more information are available at envisionedgewater.com.

  • A look at the numbers

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    If the above minimum wage took affect, below is a batter look at what a single minimum wage worker within Edgewater would earn.

    2023: After the proposed increase workers at the minimum level of wages- $1.88/ Hour raise, $3,910.40/ annually based on full time status (2,080 hours).

    2024: After the proposed increase workers at the minimum level of wages- $2.17/ Hour raise, $4,513.60/ annually based on full time status (2,080 hours).

    2025: After the proposed increase workers at the minimum level of wages- $2.45/ Hour raise, $5,096/ annually based on full time status (2,080 hours).

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