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States with Highest Minimum Wage

With the federal minimum wage set at $7.25, the two lowest-ranking states on our list—Alaska and New York—pay $1.50 more than the national wage.

Rank

State

Minimum Wage

1. District of Columbia $9.50
2. Washington $9.47
3. Oregon $9.25
4. Vermont $9.15
4. Connecticut $9.15
6. Rhode Island $9.00
6. Massachusetts $9.00
6. California $9.00
9. Alaska $8.75
9. New York $8.75

Source: AFL-CIO; U.S. Department of Labor; National Conference of State Legislatures, 2015.


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