Year, Nominal Min Wage, Minimum Wage in 2012 Dollars. 1929. 1930. 1931.
1932. 1933. 1934. 1935. 1936. 1937. 1938, $0.25, $3.98. 1939, $0.30, $4.85.
This chart shows state minimum wage increases in effect as of July 1, 2015, as
well as future enacted increases.
When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents.
Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.13 today. Scroll over the chart to see
After the third increase in three years, on July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage
for covered, nonexempt employees was raised to $7.25 per hour. Where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage
laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of t... More »
Annual federal minimum wage rates adjusted for inflation from 1955 to 2014.
Jun 19, 2015 ... Four charts showing changes in the minimum wage, its value, and its relationship
to the poverty level over the last several decades.
effective date, new minimum wage, old minimum wage, amount of increase,
percentage of increase over previous wage. January 1, 2016, $10.00, $9.00,
15 states, plus the District of Columbia, index their minimum wages to rise
automatically with the cost of living. 10 states currently index minimum wage
Feb 19, 2015 ... Take a look at the chart above: The federal minimum wage, shown in blue, has
been increasing since 1938. But the purchasing power of that ...