Percentage distribution of workers paid hourly rates with earnings at or below minimum wage in the U.S. 2017, by age

Percentage of low wage workers in the U.S. 2017, by age This statistic shows the percentage distribution of workers paid hourly rates at or below prevailing federal minimum wage in the United States in 2017, by their age group. In 2017, almost 48.8% wage and salary workers paid hourly rates at or below the Federal minimum wage were aged between 16 to 24 years.
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age groupShare of low wage workers
16 to 24 years 48.8%
25 to 34 years 22.7%
35 to 44 years 11.5%
45 to 54 years 8.7%
55 to 64 years 5.7%
65 years and older2.5%
age groupShare of low wage workers
16 to 24 years 48.8%
25 to 34 years 22.7%
35 to 44 years 11.5%
45 to 54 years 8.7%
55 to 64 years 5.7%
65 years and older2.5%
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This statistic shows the percentage distribution of workers paid hourly rates at or below prevailing federal minimum wage in the United States in 2017, by their age group. In 2017, almost 48.8% wage and salary workers paid hourly rates at or below the Federal minimum wage were aged between 16 to 24 years.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Age group
16 years and older
Supplementary notes
Data exclude all self-employed persons whether or not their businesses are incorporated.
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