Florida minimum wage rises to $8.25 an hour Jan. 1

Last Updated: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 8:02 PM EST

The minimum wage in Florida will rise to $8.25 an hour Jan. 1, making it a full dollar above the federal standard.

The state of Florida raises the minimum wage each year, based on the cost of living. 

A constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2004 linked the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index. 

The current minimum wage is $8.10 an hour.

Tipped employees will also see their minimum wage rise to $5.23 an hour.

You can find more about Florida's minimum wage on the Dept. of Economic Opportunity website.