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Minimum Wage Ordinance


In October 2020, the Metropolitan Airports Commission voted to establish a minimum wage for certain job classifications at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport that is higher than the State of Minnesota’s. All MSP employers are subject to this ordinance.  

The new minimum wage ordinance is effective as of January 1, 2021.

To learn more, click on the links below.

You can find a downloadable and printable copy of the ordinance by clicking here.  

Covered Employees

Airport employees who perform services that materially affect the traveling public utilizing the passenger terminals of the airport are covered by the minimum wage ordinance. Examples of the type of job classifications covered by the ordinance include...

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the MSP Airport Minimum Wage Ordinance? The MSP Airport Minimum Wage Ordinance sets a new hourly minimum wage for certain work ​performed at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport.

Minimum Wage Schedule

Beginning January 1, 2021, MSP Airport Employers shall pay Employees covered by the MSP Airport Minimum Wage Ordinance an hourly rate of $13.25, excluding benefits, tips, and/or gratuities...

Report a Violation

While the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has processes in place to monitor Employer compliance, it also needs the assistance of others at MSP Airport to ensure compliance with MSP Airport Minimum Wage Ordinance.

Anyone, whether covered by the ordinance or not, can report suspected violations of the MSP Minimum Wage Ordinance to the MAC’s Human Resources and Labor Relations Department in one of the following ways:

Complaint and Appeal Process

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) will respond to every report of a suspected violation of the minimum wage ordinance. It has the sole discretion to determine whether to investigate or to pursue a reported suspected violation of this Ordinance...

Workplace Notice Posters

Once a year, the Metropolitan Airports Commission will publish and make available to Employers, in English and other languages, notices suitable for posting in the workplace informing Employees of the current minimum wage rate and their rights under this ordinance...