Since 2009, the minimum wage in the U.S. is $ 7.25 per hour. However, this amount varies from one job to another. For example:
- If the job includes tips, the hourly rate will be less than the minimum wage.
- If the employee is under 20 years old, he or she will receive $ 4.25 per hour.
- If you’re a full-time student and working for a university, college, etc., you’ll get 85 percent of the minimum wage.
- Employees with certain disabilities receive special wages to suit their situation.
As an example of changes throughout the country, here are the cities with the highest minimum wage:
Emerville ($ 13)
El Cerrito ($ 11.60)
Washington D.C. ($ 11.50)
California ($ 10. In 2017 it will be $ 10.50)
Connecticut and Vermont ($ 9.60),
Oregon ($ 9.50)
Nebraska and New York ($ 9.0),
Maryland ($ 8.75),
South Dakota and Hawaii ($ 8.50),
New Jersey ($ 8.38)
Alaska $ 9.75
Colorado ($ 8.23),
Florida and Arizona ($ 8.05 and jobs with tips $ 5.05)
Ohio ($ 8.10),
Missouri ($ 7.65),
Maine and New Mexico ($ 7.50),
North Dakota, Iowa, Louisiana, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina ($ 7.25).