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What is the current minimum wage(2013)?

im filling out a job app and im bout to put the min wage for my desired pay

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  • 8 years ago
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    Federal minimum wage

    History of the federal minimum wage in real and nominal dollars.

    Since it was last re-set on July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage in the United States has been $7.25 per hour. Some U.S. territories (such as American Samoa) are exempt. Some types of labor are also exempt: employers may pay tipped labor a minimum of $2.13 per hour, as long as the hourly wage plus tipped income result in a minimum of $7.25 per hour.

    The July 24, 2009 increase was the last of three steps of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. The wage increase was signed into law on May 25, 2007, as a rider to the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007. The bill also contained almost $5 billion in tax cuts for small businesses.


    States can have higher wages, and since you failed to say which state you are in, you will have to look up the wage for your state at the link.

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