Bill de Blasio’s 2018 Salary Increase Is More Than What Minimum Wage Workers Earn a Year

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio joins other Democratic officials, labor members and activists in front of Trump Tower to protest against the proposed Republican tax overhauls on November 21, 2017 in New York City. De Blasio stated that the controversial tax plan in …
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will ring in the new year with a 15 percent salary bump that adds up to more than what a minimum wage worker earns in a year.

Bill de Blasio, who takes home $225,000 a year, will begin his second term January 1, 2018, with a $33,750 raise, bringing his salary to $258,750 per year, the New York Post reports.

The mayor authorized legislation in 2016 that would give him the pay raise, which adds up to more than what a minimum wage worker in New York City makes in a year.

As of December 31, 2017, a minimum wage worker in the city makes $12-$13 per hour, according to New York State’s Department of Labor. If a minimum wage employee works an average of eight hours a day for five days a week, that employee will make $23,040-$24,960 per year. De Blasio’s raise will be at least $8,790 more than the average minimum wage employee.

Unlike de Blasio, his predecessor former Mayor Michael Bloomberg opted for a much leaner salary. Bloomberg took a $1 per year salary during his tenure as mayor.

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