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

    • Wages in the U.S.: real and nominal value of the minimum wage through 2013

    • Ranking of OECD countries by national minimum wage 2017

  • 2. Minimum wage workforce
    • Wage and salary workers in the U.S. paid minimum wage 1979-2017

    • U.S. minimum wage workers 2017, by state

    • Minimum wage workers in the U.S. 2017, by occupation

    • U.S. minimum wage workers 2017, by ethnicity

    • Number of minimum wage workers in the U.S. 2017, by age

    • U.S. minimum wage workers in 2017, by gender and full-/part-time status

    • Number of U.S. minimum wage workers in 2017, by education

    • U.S. minimum wage workers in 2017, by marital status

  • 3. Low wage employment
    • Number of workers in the U.S. paid less than the minimum wage 1979-2017

    • Percent distribution of U.S. minimum wage workers 2017, by occupation

    • U.S. minimum wage workers 2017, by industry

    • Number of hours at minimum wage needed to afford rent for 1BR unit in U.S. 2017

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

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