Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Wages

Questions about Filing a Complaint?

 


Questions about Wages

What is the minimum wage?

The current minimum wage in the City of Baltimore is $8.75 per hour. You can read more about the minimum wage by visiting the page Wages or by reading the minimum wage law found on the page Law.

What is the living wage?

The current living wage in the City of Baltimore is $11.66 per hour. You can read more about the living wage by visiting the page Wages or by reading the living wage law found on the page Law.

What is the prevailing wage?

The prevailing wages for the City of Baltimore are established annually by the Board of Commissions. You can look up a specific prevailing wage by visiting the page Wages or learn more about the prevailing wage law by visiting the page Law.

What is the wage for tipped employees?

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.63 per hour. You can read more about the wage for tipped employees by visiting the page Wages.

How is overtime pay calculated?

Typically, overtime pay is calculated as (hourly wage) x (1.5). Overtime pay is owed to an employee for every hour worked over 40 hours.


Questions about Filing a Complaint

How do I file a complaint?

If you would like to file a complaint you can do so by contacting the Wage Commission directly. You can also start the process for filing a complaint on the page File a Complaint Online.

What if I'm not sure about the wage I should be making?

If you are unsure about what wage you should be making or if you are owed a different wage, you can receive guidance and information from a Compliance Officer of the Wage Commission. To contact a compliance officer with a question, visit the page Contact Us.

What will happen if I file a complaint?

If you would like to know more about the procedure followed when you file a complaint, you can read about it on the page Complaint Procedure.