Effective January 1, 2009, Ohio’s minimum wage will increase to $7.30/hour generally and $3.65/hour for tipped employees (plus tips). 

The state minimum wage will briefly change to $6.55/hour for employers grossing $267,000 or less per year and employees who are 14 or 15 years of age. On July 24, 2009, pursuant to an increase in the federal minimum wage, the Ohio minimum wage increases to $7.25 per hour those employees whose employers gross $267,000 or less and 14 & 15 year olds.