Minimum Wage Earner Facts

DID YOU KNOW these MINIMUM WAGE EARNER FACTS?

The average annual cost of meeting basic needs for a Minnesota family of four is about $58,000. To cover these costs two workers must each earn $14.03 per hour.

At the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, a couple with two children would have to work a total of 155 hours a week to meet basic needs.

Minimum Wage Math

Minimum wage at $7.25/hour

$7.25 x 40/hours week x 52 weeks/year = $15,080

Minimum wage at $9.50/hour

$9.50 x 40/hours week x 52 weeks/year = $19,760

Please contact your legislators and ask them to “Ketchup to the cost of living” and raise the minimum wage to $9.50.