How much the federal minimum wage would be if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. Instead, it’s $7.25. Learn More
The annual income for a full-time employee working the entire year at the federal minimum wage.
The number of states where a minimum wage worker can afford a two-bedroom apartment working a 40-hour week. Learn More
The number of times Congress passed legislation to increase the minimum wage in the last 30 years.
The number of states (including the District of Columbia) which have raised their minimum wage above the federal level of $7.25.
The number of states that annually increase their state minimum to keep up with the rising cost of living.
The percentage of Americans that support gradually raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to at least $10.00 an hour, according to an October 2010 poll.
The percentage of self-identified Tea Partiers that support raising the minimum wage to $10 in Maryland, according to a December 2010 poll.
The percentage of Missouri voters that voted to increase and index the Misourri minimum wage in the 2006 ballot initiative.
The federal minimum wage for tipped employees, such as waiters and waitresses, nail salon workers, or parking attendants.