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Page last updated on December 9, 2022 at 10:38 am

Bloomington's Living Wage Ordinance, which went into effect on January 1, 2006, requires covered employers to pay covered employees a living wage: the amount that the City of Bloomington believes is sufficient for a working family to meet basic needs in housing, child care, food, clothing, household items, transportation, health care and taxes.

In 2022 the living wage rate is $14.01 an hour, of which up to $2.10 (15%) may be in the form of health insurance available to the covered employee. In 2023, it will be $15.29 an hour, of which $2.29 may be in form of health insurance to the covered employee.

The wage is adjusted annually for inflation.