Minimum wage across the U.S.
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour for most workers. Nineteen states and the District mandate a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum. Although bills are pending in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, most observers consider passage a long shot. If a state has no law or a lower rate, the minimum pay defaults to the federal rule. Read related article.
State minimum wage status
- Above U.S. wage
- Same as U.S. wage
- Below U.S. wage (defaults to U.S.)
- No law (defaults to U.S.)
SOURCE: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. GRAPHIC: The Washington Post. Published Sept. 3, 2013.