Question by  oldperson27 (12)

What is the current minimum wage for the nation?

Could you clarify if the minimum wage is the same for every state, if not which state has the highest minimum wage?


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

States are required to maintain a minimum wage level at least as high as the federal government mandates. Currently the federal minimum wage is set at $7. 25. States are free to exceed this level which several currently have done. The highest mimimum wage is Washington State at $8. 55 per hour.


Answer by  hashbrown64 (221)

The federal minimum wage, as of 2010, is $7. 25 per hour. Some states have a higher minimum wage, however. Washington, for example, has the nation's highest at $8. 55/hour.


Answer by  janderson1978 (22)

The current minimum wage established by the federal government of the United States of America is $7. 25. Minimum wage is $7. 25 for every state in the United States of America. The prior minimum wage for all states in the United States of America was $6. 55 before it was changed to $7. 55.


Answer by  snessia (991)

The current federal minimum wage is $7. 25 per hour. Each state can also set their own minimum wage laws. In fact states don't even have to have a minimum wage. Currently most states have a minimum wage equal to or higher than the federal minimum wage. The highest minimum wage is in Washington State where it is $8. 55 per hour.

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