Minimum Wage Rates Across The Country

With all this talk about the new minimum wage we thought we’d take a look at the state minimum wage rates from across the country.

    ALABAMA none
    ALASKA $7.15
    ARIZONA $6.75
    ARKANSAS $6.25
    CALIFORNIA $7.50
    COLORADO $6.85
    CONNECTICUT $7.65
    DELAWARE $6.65
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $7.00
    FLORIDA $6.67
    GEORGIA $5.15
    HAWAII $7.25
    IDAHO $5.85
    ILLINOIS $7.50
    INDIANA $5.85
    IOWA $6.20
    KANSAS $2.65
    KENTUCKY $5.85
    LOUISIANA none
    MAINE $6.75
    MARYLAND $6.15
    MASSACHUSETTS $7.50
    MICHIGAN $7.15
    MINNESOTA $6.15
    MISSISSIPPI none
    MISSOURI $6.50
    MONTANA $6.15
    NEBRASKA $5.85
    NEVADA $6.33
    NEW HAMPSHIRE $5.85
    NEW JERSEY $7.15
    NEW MEXICO $5.15
    NEW YORK $7.15
    NORTH CAROLINA $6.15
    NORTH DAKOTA $5.85
    OHIO $6.85
    OKLAHOMA $5.85
    OREGON $7.80
    PENNSYLVANIA $6.25
    RHODE ISLAND $7.40
    SOUTH CAROLINA none
    SOUTH DAKOTA $5.85
    TENNESSEE none
    TEXAS $5.85
    UTAH $5.15
    VERMONT $7.53
    VIRGINIA $5.85
    WASHINGTON $7.93
    WEST VIRGINIA $6.55
    WISCONSIN $6.50
    WYOMING $5.15

The moral of this story is that if you’re going to work a McJob, do it in Washington where you’ll be paid $7.93. Say, what’s the cost of living like in Washington?

Department of Labor