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Contractor Minimum Wage: $14.00

Contractor minimum wage applies to City of Denver projects, projects on City of Denver property, and projects using City of Denver funds. Denver Revised Municipal Code §20-82 prescribes the city’s contractor minimum wage requirements as: “every person or entity that provides any of the following services: concession services; catering services; maintenance services; ramp and cargo services; hospitality services; miscellaneous services; or security services as defined in this division (“covered services”) to the city, or on city property for more than thirty (30) consecutive days in a calendar year, or pursuant to a negotiated contractual requirement, shall pay all covered workers not less than a “city minimum wage” as calculated pursuant to subsection (c) for covered work.”

Learn and read more via our Minimum Wage Overview (PDF)

How Denver Labor works

Citywide Minimum Wage
  • All work performed in Denver
  • All workers, tip credit applies to food and beverage workers
  • Minimum increases annually on January 1
  • May be anonymous
Contractor Minimum Wage
  • Applies to all work performed on City of Denver property or using city dollars
  • Covers concessions, catering, maintenance, ramp and cargo, hospitality, security, miscellaneous services
  • Minimum increases annually on July 1
  • Complaints may not be anonymous
Prevailing Wage
  • Applies to all work performed on City of Denver property or using city dollars
  • Covers contractors and subcontractors for construction, improvement, repair, maintenance, demolition, or janitorial work
  • See Prevailing Wage for updated wage rates
  • 100% of payrolls must be submitted and will be reviewed by our analysts
Living Wage
  • Applies to all contractors or subcontractors to the city
  • Covers parking lot attendants, security guards, or child care workers
  • See Denver Labor for updated wage rates
  • Denver Labor applies whichever applicable rates (minimum wage, prevailing wage, living wage) are highest

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CALL: 720-913-5039
EMAIL: wagecomplaints@denvergov.org

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