More than 60 city employees will be affected by the wage increase.
According to reports, prior to the change, some city employees had been earning as little as $8.75 per hour.
The city’s wage increase will apply to full-time employees who work at least 10 weeks per year, and will take effect immediately, officials said.
The new pay rate is expected to cost the city $222,432 per year.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo also recently announced a plan to increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 per hour, incrementally, over the next five years.