Raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour would add $450 a month in gross income for clients working 40 hours a week in a minimum wage job. That’s enough to make a big different in family self-sufficiency.
Did you know that many states have their own minimum wage requirements? Follow this link to see a list of the eight states with the highest minimum wages. Washington State is currently the highest at $9.19/hour. Four states (Wyoming, Georgia, Minnesota and Arkansas) have lower than federal minimum wages.
You can also learn more about exceptions and details at the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division website.