Wage and salary workers in the U.S. paid less than minimum wage, by gender 1979-2018

This statistic shows the number of workers paid hourly rates below the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2018, by gender. In 2018, approximately 464,000 male workers were working for a wage below the federal minimum.

Number of workers paid hourly rates below the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2018, by gender

MenWomen
2018464812
2017452829
2016499952
20156291,062
20145981,139
20136211,148
20126961,288
20117851,366
20109431,598
20099901,603
20086381,302
20074601,002
2006422861
2005459944
20044701,013
20034931,062
2002582997
20014971,021
20005821,170
19997681,426
19981,0391,794
19971,1471,843
19966191,244
19955421,157
19946741,322
19935731,133
19926531,286
19917951,582
19907121,420
1989379994
19883111,008
19873641,105
19864081,192
19854401,198
19844901,348
19835851,492
19826971,651
19811,1192,394
19809832,104
19798462,070
Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Sources

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1979 to 2018

Age group

16 years and over

Supplementary notes

The prevailing Federal minimum wage was $2.90 in 1979, $3.10 in 1980, and $3.35 in 1981–89. The minimum wage rose to $3.80 in April 1990, to $4.25 in April 1991, to $4.75 in October 1996, to $5.15 in September 1997, to $5.85 in July 2007, to $6.55 in July 2008, and to $7.25 in July 2009. The prevailing Federal minimum wage was $7.25 per hour in 2018.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Minimum Wage in the United States"

Further Content: You might find this interesting as well

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.