The Labor Department of the Arizona Industrial Commission announced recently that pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes §23-363, the minimum wage for the state of Arizona will increase to $7.25 per hour effective January 1, 2009. The law requires an adjustment to the minimum wage be calculated each year. The adjustment is tied to the US All-Urban Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the 12 months ending in August. The 5.4% increase in the CPI will result in an increase of $0.35 for 2009. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on the Arizona minimum wage increase or visit our Minimum Wage Chart.