Wage Woes 2022

A look at minimum wages in the United States

SOLID COLOR: Highest minimum wage. 50% COLOR: Lowest minimum wage.
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20 states pay the federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25

Lowest: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Highest: California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington pay $14–$15.
(Cities and districts can set their own minimums. A number of cities have minimum wages that are higher than their state’s.)

Tipped wages, such as those earned by servers in restaurants, can be even lower — 16 states pay the federal minimum tipped wage of $2.13 per hour.

The U.S. federal minimum wage has not been raised in 13 years.

Source: epi.org/minimum-wage-tracker

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