On January 1, 2019, the Colorado minimum wage increased to $11.10 per hour. For tipped employees, the minimum wage will be $8.08. These rates represent increases from the current levels of $10.20 and $7.18 respectively.
The new minimum wage is the result of the passage of Amendment 70 by Colorado voters in the November 2016 election. Amendment 70 requires the minimum wage to increase by 90 cents each January 1st until the rate reaches $12.00 on January 1, 2020.