Minimum Wage in the United States

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Statista dossier about the minimum wage

This dossier presents graphs and tables about the minimum wage and low wage workers in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Minimum wage rates
    • Minimum wages in the United States, by state 2019

    • Ranking of OECD countries by national minimum wage 2018

    • U.S. minimum wage: real and nominal value 1938-2018

    • Value of minimum wage if it grew with productivity U.S. 1977-2017

  • 2. Minimum wage workforce
    • Wage and salary workers in the U.S. paid minimum wage 1979-2018

    • U.S. minimum wage workers 2018, by state

    • Minimum wage workers in the U.S. 2018, by occupation

    • U.S. minimum wage workers 2018, by ethnicity

    • Number of minimum wage workers in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • U.S. minimum wage workers in 2018, by gender and full-/part-time status

    • Number of U.S. minimum wage workers in 2018, by education

    • U.S. minimum wage workers in 2018, by marital status

  • 3. Low wage employment
    • Number of workers in the U.S. paid less than the minimum wage 1979-2018

    • Percent distribution of U.S. minimum wage workers 2018, by occupation

    • U.S. minimum wage workers 2018, by industry

    • Annual cost of living in top 10 largest U.S. cities in 2018

    • Hourly wages needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment in the U.S. 2019, by state

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