On December 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) approved a multi-year increase to the minimum salary for executive and administrative employees under the state’s wage and hour laws (New York does not impose a minimum salary threshold for exempt professional employees). Before that change, the minimum salary for administrative and executive exempt employees under state law was $675/week ($35,100/year) throughout the state.

The minimum salary for executive and administrative exempt employees in Upstate New York has increased over time as follows:

  • On and after December 31, 2016–$727.50/week ($37,830/year)
  • On and after December 31, 2017–$780.00/week ($40,560/year)
  • On and after December 31, 2018–$832.00/week ($43,264/year)
  • On and after December 31, 2019–$885.00/week ($46,020/year)
  • On and after December 31, 2020–$937.50/week ($48,750/year)
  • On and after December 31, 2021–$990.00/week ($51,480/year)
  • On and after December 31, 2022-- $1,064.25/week ($55,341/year)
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