Total workers at or below minimum wage

Total workers at or below minimum wage
197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Total workers at or below minimum wage6,912,0007,773,0007,824,0006,496,0006,338,0005,963,0005,538,0005,060,0004,698,0003,927,0003,162,0003,228,0005,283,0004,921,0004,332,0004,128,0003,656,0003,724,0004,754,0004,427,0003,340,0002,650,0002,174,0002,146,0002,100,0002,003,0001,882,0001,692,0001,729,0002,226,0003,572,0004,361,0003,829,0003,550,0003,301,0002,992,0002,561,0002,153,0001,824,000
Total workers at or below minimum wage

ABOUT THIS DATASET

Workers paid at or below the prevailing federal minimum wage pertain only to workers who are paid hourly rates. Salaried workers and other nonhourly paid workers are excluded.The estimates of workers paid at or below the federal minimum wage are based solely on the hourly wage they report (which does not include overtime pay, tips, or commissions). Some respondents might round hourly earnings when answering survey questions. As a result, some workers might be reported as having hourly earnings above or below the federal minimum wage when, in fact, they earn the minimum wage. Some workers reported as earning at or below the prevailing federal minimum wage may not, in fact, be covered by federal or state minimum wage laws because of exclusions and exemptions in the statutes.