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What Do the Lowest Paid Fast Food Workers Make Around the Country?

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Minimum wage, of course — but that varies greatly from coast to coast
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What Do the Lowest Paid Fast Food Workers Make Around the Country?

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Fast food workers don’t have it easy. They face long shifts on their feet, spend hours every day dealing with impatient customers, and on top of all that the pay is generally lousy. The majority of fast food workers are paid minimum wage — but what, exactly, is minimum wage around the country? We did some research, and you may be surprised by how much it varies from state to state.  

$5.15

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Georgia, Wyoming (Because this amount is below the federal minimum wage, minimum wage earners are paid $7.25 per hour).  

$7.25

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Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin

$7.50

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Arkansas, Maine, New Mexico 

$7.50 to $7.75

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Missouri ($7.65), Delaware ($7.75), Hawaii ($7.75)

$8.00

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Minnesota, Nebraska, West Virginia

$8.05

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Arizona, Florida, Montana

$8.10 to $8.25

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Ohio ($8.10), Michigan ($8.15), Colorado ($8.23), Illinois ($8.25), Nevada ($8.25)

$8.25 to $8.75

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New Jersey ($8.28), South Dakota ($8.50), Alaska ($8.75), New York ($8.75)

$9.00

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California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island

Above $9.00

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Vermont ($9.15), Oregon ($9.25), Washington ($9.47)

No Minimum Wage

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Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee (No state minimum wage is set, so the federal minimum wage of $7.25 is paid).