Thursday, March 31, 2022

Low Wages in the US: Who Makes Less than $15 per hour?

From Oxfam America

The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 per hour for 13 years. That‘s $290 a week or $15,000 a year. And millions of workers–domestic caregivers, farmworkers, student workers, tipped wage workers, workers with disabilities–are not even entitled to $7.25 per hour. These are sub-minimum wage workers, and they deserve more. Explore our maps here to better understand how creating a universal minimum wage and raising it to $15 per hour would benefit more than 51.9 million workers–31.9 percent of the workforce–and read our full report.

The report summary and a link to PA data are here