If you were working your first job flipping burgers or washing cars in the '60s, you might have been earning $1.60 an hour — the federal minumum wage in 1968. If you worked in California, you would have been getting 5 cents more.
Today, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, and Rep. George Miller wants it to be raised to $10.10.
California's bottom line is $8 an hour, which has stayed steady since January 2008. The state with the lowest minimum wage is Wyoming at $5.15 an hour. Washington State, meanwhile, pays its employees the highest rate in the country — $9.19 an hour.
If you time-traveled back to the 1930s when the first minimum wage was established in America, you'd be earning a quarter an hour.
Do you remember working for minimum wage? What was it? Where did you work? Share your experience below.
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