Thursday, June 5, 2014

What Is the Current Minimum Wage? Updates on Proposed Increase of Minimum Wage 2014

The Current Minimum Wage is $7.25 Per Hour.  It was last increased (from $6.55) in July 2009.

64% of Minimum Wage Earners Are Female

In November 2013, President Obama Announced His Support for a Bill Sponsored by the Democrats to Increase the Minimum Wage to $10.10 Per Hour

In February 2014, President Obama Signed an Executive Order Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Workers to $10.10 Per Hour

Gains Supersized Support
In April 2014, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson Stated that McDonald's Would Support a Hike in the Minimum Wage to $10.10 per Hour

Most states follow the federal standard of $7.25; however, some states have lower/higher minimum wages.

Georgia and Wyoming have the lowest minimum wage rates, at $5.15 per hour.  The state of Washington has the highest, at $9.32 per hour.

Cities are also permitted to set their own minimum wage. The highest I could find in the USA was in Seattle, where earlier this week its City Council approved a hike to $15 per hour!

1 Hour of Work = Trip Up Space Needle
Click Here for a state-by-state guide to current minimum wages.

In Pennsylvania, the current minimum wage is the federally-mandated minimum of $7.25.

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