Facts and Statistics
- Only 2.9 percent of wage earners earn the federal minimum wage.
- Over half of minimum-wage earners are between the ages of 16 and 24
- The average family income of a minimum-wage worker is $53,000 a year, less than the national average of $79,500 a year but well above the poverty level.
Should minimum wage be raised?
I don't think minimum wage should be raised. As a minimum wage employee myself i know that the work im doing can be done by most people. If they raised the minimum wage I think its unfair to the employer because there paying someone extra money for minimum work expectations. If you also look at the type of people making minimum wage its mainly teenage students who maybe just want some spending money. Minimum wage is also a starting wage, if you develop more skills and prove that your essential to the company there's a good chance that you will get a raise.