How Much Has The Minimum Wage Increased In Recent Years?

A recent minimum wage history:
Federal   State  
01/01/81 $3.35 01/01/81 $3.10
­­­­ ­­­­ 01/01/86 $3.35
­­­­ ­­­­ 09/01/89 $3.85
04/01/90 $3.80 01/01/90 $4.25
04/01/91 $4.25 01/01/91 $4.75
10/01/96 $4.75 ­­­­ ­­­­
09/01/97 $5.15 01/01/97 $5.50
­­­­ ­­­­ 01/01/98 $6.00
­­­­ ­­­­ 01/01/99 $6.50
­­­­ ­­­­ 01/01/03 $6.90

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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