Under law, it's tied to inflation
(KFYI News) – Arizona's minimum wage is going up by ten cents an hour next year.
The State's Industrial Commission has decided that the increase is warranted based on the 1.5% rise in the urban Consumer Price Index from August 2012 to August of this year.
Arizona established its own minimum wage by virtue of a voter-approved law in 2006 known as the Minimum Wage for Working Arizonans Act. Under that law, the wage rises each year based on the urban Consumer Price Index, known as the CPI-U.
Arizona's current minimum wage is $7.80 per hour. On Jan. 1, it will rise to $7.90. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
For more information on Arizona's minimum wage, including the employer's obligations, visit http://www.azica.gov/ .