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Minimum Wage Facts

Washington Region Minimum Wage Facts

$10.55

How much the minimum wage would be in Maryland and Virginia  if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. Instead, it’s $7.25.

$15,080

The annual income for a full-time Maryland or Virginia employee working the entire year at the federal minimum wage.

$17,160.00 

 Full-time minimum wage workers in the District of Columbia  earn a total of $330.00 per week .

0

The number of states where a minimum wage worker can afford a two-bedroom apartment working a 40-hour week.

3

The number of times Congress passed legislation to increase the minimum wage in the last 30 years.

19

The number of states (including the District of Columbia) which have raised their minimum wage above the federal level of $7.25. The District wage is $8.25.

10

The number of states that annually increase their state minimum to keep up with the rising cost of living.

67

The percentage of Americans that support gradually raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to at least $10.00 an hour, according to an October 2010 poll.

$2.13

The federal minimum wage for tipped employees, such as waiters and waitresses, nail salon workers, or parking attendants.

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