The District of Columbia continues to be the region with the highest minimum wage in the USA. Photo: a combination of LR/Pixabay/Pinterest
The federal minimum wage in the United States has not increased in 14 years, marking the longest period without inflation since the creation of 1938. Despite this, some jurisdictions in the rural area raise the annual salary thanks to their local laws. According to the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL); 30 states and the District of Columbia improved above that baseline. Some of these are tied to the cost of living to keep pace with inflation.
On the other hand, there are five states which have not yet established a minimum republic by law among themselves. These are Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. in others this remains the same as the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
Washington state has one of the best minimum wages. Photo: Pixabay
Which states have the lowest wages in the US?
As of January 1, 2023, a total of 23 states have raised their minimum wages. These developments are due adjustments for cost of living or inflation, or for increases that, under your laws, take effect at the beginning of each calendar year..
after the beginning of the year rose; The District of Columbia remains the area with the highest base wage in the United States, set at $16.50 an hour. Secondly, there; Washington, at a rate of $15.74 each hour. He is in third place California with a base salary of $15.50 for companies with more than 26 employees.
Here are the 10 states with the lowest wages in the country, according to the most recent data from the US Department of Labor.
- District of Columbia: $16.50 per hour.
- Washington: US$ 15.74 per hour.
- California: $15.50 per hour.
- Massachusetts: $15 per hour.
- New York: $15 per hour in and around New York City, and $14.20 per hour in the upstate.
- New Jersey: $14.13 per hour.
- Connecticut: $14.00 dollars per hour.
- Arizona: $13.85 per hour.
- Maine: US$ 13.80 per hour.
- Oregon: $13.50 per hour.