Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage in the United States

Minimum Wage Description

Minimum wage in the United States is $7.25. That's usually the amount of money per hour every high school student or not well educated adults get.

3 Facts

Twenty-nine states, plus the District of Columbia and nearly two dozen cities and counties, have set their own higher minimums. The restaurant/food service industry is the single biggest employer of near-minimum-wage workers. A Majority of those who earn the minimum wage work in food preparation or sales.