Quick Fact Sheet for Working in the U.S.


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US 2011 Minimum Wage

All Work & Travel USA students are guaranteed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Where Federal and state laws have different minimum wage rates, the higher standard applies. Please refer to the chart below to find the corresponding wage rate in your state.

 

StateCode

StateName

Min. Wage

StateCode

StateName

Min. Wag

AL

Alabama

7.25

MO

Missouri

7.25

AK

Alaska

7.75

MT

Montana

7.35

AZ

Arizona

7.35

NE

Nebraska

7.25

AR

Arkansas

7.25

NV

Nevada

8.25

CA

California

8.00

NH

New Hampshire

7.25

CO

Colorado

7.36

NJ

New Jersey

7.25

CT

Connecticut

8.25

NM

New Mexico

7.50

DE

Delaware

7.25

NY

New York

7.25

DC

DC

7.25

NC

North Carolina

7.25

FL

Florida

7.31

ND

North Dakota

7.25

GA

Georgia

7.25

OH

Ohio

7.40

GU

Guam

7.25

OK

Oklahoma

7.25

HI

Hawaii

7.25

OR

Oregon

8.50

ID

Idaho

7.25

PA

Pennsylvania

7.25

IL

Illinois

8.25

RI

Rhode Island

7.40

IN

Indiana

7.25

SC

South Carolina

7.25

IA

Iowa

7.25

SD

South Dakota

7.25

KS

Kansas

7.25

TN

Tennessee

7.25

KY

Kentucky

7.25

TX

Texas

7.25

LA

Louisiana

7.25

UT

Utah

7.25

ME

Maine

7.50

VT

Vermont

8.15

MD

Maryland

7.25

VA

Virginia

7.25

MA

Massachusetts

7.40

WA

Washington

8.67

MI

Michigan

7.40

WV

West Virginia

7.25

MN

Minnesota

7.25

WI

Wisconsin

7.25

MS

Mississippi

7.25

WY

Wyoming

7.25

 

  • If you work over 40 hours a week, you may be eligible for overtime wages. Some states have overtime wages and some do not. Housing or food is considered part of the minimum wage if it is included in the job offer.
  • To further review your state's minimum wage laws, please visit the US Department of Labor site at http://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm.

Contact InterExchange at 1-800-621-1202 or worktravel@interexchange.org if you have a problem with underpaid or unpaid wages. InterExchange will provide you the necessary forms to file a claim against your employer.

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