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Is the $7.25 the stopping point for hourly wages.Or will the minimum wages go up to $9.00 next year?

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Asked by mamaofficer at 5:29 PM on Aug. 19, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • No clue what the federal minimum wage is, but in California its already $8/hr.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:31 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • In Illinois, the minimum wage is $8.25 an hour. Check with your state's department of labor.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:37 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Well shouldn't minimum be like that in all states. So when it was $5.25 was every state like that?

    Comment by mamaofficer (original poster) at 5:38 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • There's a federal minimum wage, which all states have to at least match. After that, they're free to determine what's reasonable for the cost of living in that particular state.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:40 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Minimum wage is $8.40 an hour here in Oregon.. I'm not sure if it's been decided or not yet whether there will be an increase in 2011, normally we have an annual increase due to cost of living. But we did not have an increase in 2010, due to low consumer price index. It it's still low, there may not be an increase in 2011.. We'll see.

    The federal minimum wage is what it is.. Each state sets there own. Some states have higher, some states go by the fed's minimum wage. And in some states, some industries (particular restuarants) are not requred to pay the minimum because employees receive tips. Some states pay as low as $3 an hour to an empoyee that receives tips, because the theory is that tips will make up the difference and bring an employee up to minimum wage or higher. So nope not every state is the same in regards to what the minimum wage is.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:43 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • the minimum wage in ont,canada is $11.25 hr

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 7:31 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • WA. state is $8.55 an hour.

    Answer by beaniesmommy04 at 7:48 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • People have to remember that minimum wage was never intended to be a "head of household" wage, but merely a LIVING wage. The majority of people who make minimum wage are high school and college students, SAHM'S who work for spending money, and retirees. Once people finish their educations, build their resumes and establish their careers they should quickly exceed the minimum wage rate.

    And also, bear in mind that when minimum wage goes up, less jobs become available to the groups above who typically fill them!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:08 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • there is fed min. wage and state min. wage. each state has to at least pay the federal min wage, but if the state min wage is higher, they are required to pay that.

    Answer by mama2three717 at 10:46 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • I'm sure it will eventually go up to $9 an hour- but I haven't heard anything about it going up next year. The don't raise the minimum wage very often- and when they do- they usually give it a couple of years before it's enforced.

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 1:28 AM on Aug. 20, 2010

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