Several US states are preparing to raise the minimum wage by 2024. Find out where people will earn more per hour next year.
The federal minimum wage in the United States has not increased since 2009, remaining at $7.25 an hour for 14 years, the longest period without an increase since the base wage was created in 1938.
Although the federal minimum wage is less than $8 an hour, the District of Columbia and 30 states have adopted higher base wages.
Some of these entities link their cost of living increases to inflation, while others have enacted legislation that includes automatic increases each year, so many states will raise the minimum wage by 2024.
Find out the states with the highest minimum wage in the USA in 2024
Currently, the District of Columbia is the region with the highest minimum wage in the entire country, at $17 an hour. In second place is the state of Washington with a salary of $15.74, followed by California with a minimum wage of $15.50, but where are the places with the highest wages in 2024?
The District of Columbia will raise its minimum wage next year. It is scheduled to be implemented in July 2024; however, it has not been officially announced. Despite this, with the current minimum wage of $17 an hour, DC will be the place with the highest wages next year.
Washington State’s minimum wage will increase to $16.28 an hour starting in January 2024, 54 cents higher than the current rate.
California’s minimum wage will increase by 3.5% starting January 1, 2024. Therefore, the state’s base wage will be $16 an hour.
Connecticut’s minimum hourly wage will increase by 4.6% to $15.69 starting January 1, 2024.
The minimum wage will increase by $1 next year. Beginning in January 2024, the base salary will be $15.13 an hour.
These are the states with the lowest minimum wages in the USA in 2024
Five states in the country do not have a state minimum wage established by any law, so they adopt the federal minimum of $7.25. These are: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Meanwhile, Georgia and Wyoming have established a minimum wage of $5.15 for employers exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, most companies must use the federal minimum wage of $7.25.
Other states with a minimum wage of $7.25 are
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire