Minimum Wage across America ($8.00 in L.A.)

Minimum Wage Rates for 2014 Listed by State

Alabama: $7.25
Alaska: $7.75
Arizona: $7.90
Arkansas: $7.25
California: $8.00 (increase to $9.00 on July 1, 2014 and $10.00 on January 1, 2016)
San Francisco: $10.74
– San Jose: $10.15
Colorado: $8.00
Connecticut: $8.70 ($9.00 effective January 1, 2015)
Delaware: $7.25
Florida: $7.93
Georgia: $7.25
Hawaii: $7.25
Idaho: $7.25
Illinois: $8.25
Indiana: $7.25
Iowa: $7.25
Kansas: $7.25
Kentucky: $7.25
Louisiana: $7.25
Maine: $7.50
Maryland: $7.25
Massachusetts: $8.00
Michigan: $7.40
Minnesota: $6.15
Missouri: $7.50
Mississippi: $7.25
Montana: $7.90
Nebraska: $7.25
New Hampshire: $7.25
New Jersey: $8.25
New Mexico: $7.50
– Albuquerque: $8.60
Nevada: $7.25 for employees who receive qualifying health benefits, $8.25 for employees who do not receive qualifying health benefits.
New York: $8.00 ($8.75 on December 31, 2014, $9.00 on December 31, 2015)
North Carolina: $7.25
North Dakota: $7.25
Ohio: $7.95
Oklahoma: $7.25
Oregon: $9.10
Pennsylvania: $7.25
Puerto Rico: $7.25
Rhode Island: $8.00
South Carolina: $7.25
South Dakota: $7.25
Tennessee: $7.25
Texas: $7.25
Utah: $7.25
Virginia: $7.25
Vermont: $8.73
Washington: $9.32
West Virginia: $7.25
Wisconsin: $7.25
Wyoming: $7.25

People who are not guaranteed a right to Minimum Wage:

Minimum Wage Exemption

1. Babysitters on a casual basis
2. Companions for the elderly
3. Workers with disabilities
4. Federal criminal investigators … What? Seriously?
5. Fishing workers
6. Homeworkers making wreaths – I did not know this was a thing.
7. Newspaper delivery workers
8. Newspaper employees of limited circulated newspapers
9. Seamen on foreign vessels
10. Switchboard operators
11. Farmworkers employed on small farms
12. Employees of certain seasonal amusement and recreational establishments

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