Minnesota Wages: 248,000 Make $9.50 An Hour Or Less
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry put out the 2016 Minimum Wage Report. It gives a look at minimum wage workers and their trends.
Here is a look at some of the key findings in the report.
- There are about 1.61 million hourly workers in the state
- About a little over 15 percent or around 248,000 make minimum wage ($9.50) per hour or less.
- 31 percent work in eating and drinking establishments, 38 percent get overtime, tips or commissions
- 46 percent are older than 24
- Women more frequently get the minimum wage than man
- 59 percent older than 20 have some college education, but 12 percent older than 20 do not have a high school diploma
- 18 percent live in households at or below the poverty line
- In 2016 dollars, the U.S. minimum wage fell 27 percent from 1974 to 2016 while Minnesota's is about 6 percent higher than 1974
You can check out complete information at www.dli.mn.gov/RS/MinWageReport.asp, or call (800) 342-5354.