HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
44. Wage and salary workers paid hourly rates with earnings at or below the prevailing Federal minimum wage by selected characteristics
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2014
Workers paid hourly rates
Total Below
prevailing
Federal
minimum
wage
At
prevailing
Federal
minimum
wage
Total at or below prevailing
Federal minimum
wage
Number Percent of
hourly-paid
workers

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

77,207 1,737 1,255 2,992 3.9

16 to 24 years

15,324 738 705 1,443 9.4

25 years and over

61,883 999 550 1,549 2.5

Men, 16 years and over

38,405 598 516 1,114 2.9

16 to 24 years

7,701 273 299 573 7.4

25 years and over

30,704 325 217 542 1.8

Women, 16 years and over

38,802 1,139 739 1,878 4.8

16 to 24 years

7,623 464 406 870 11.4

25 years and over

31,179 674 333 1,008 3.2

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White

60,245 1,393 891 2,283 3.8

Men

30,420 480 377 857 2.8

Women

29,825 913 514 1,427 4.8

Black or African American

10,669 203 257 460 4.3

Men

4,845 77 91 167 3.5

Women

5,824 126 166 293 5.0

Asian

3,498 68 41 109 3.1

Men

1,670 23 17 40 2.4

Women

1,828 45 24 69 3.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

15,301 270 249 519 3.4

Men

8,656 119 104 222 2.6

Women

6,645 152 145 297 4.5

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS(1)

Full-time workers

56,607 658 373 1,031 1.8

Men

31,333 260 178 438 1.4

Women

25,273 398 195 593 2.3

Part-time workers

20,482 1,074 880 1,955 9.5

Men

7,003 334 338 672 9.6

Women

13,479 740 543 1,283 9.5

Footnotes
(1) The distinction between full- and part-time workers is based on hours usually worked. These data will not sum to totals because full- or part-time status on the principal job is not identifiable for a small number of multiple jobholders. Full time is 35 hours or more per week; part time is less than 35 hours.

NOTE: The prevailing Federal minimum wage was $7.25 per hour in 2014. Data are for wage and salary workers; all self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses. The data refer to a person's earnings on the sole or principal job, and pertain only to workers who are paid hourly rates. Salaried workers and other nonhourly workers are not included. Hourly earnings for hourly-paid workers do not include overtime pay, commissions, or tips received. The presence of workers with hourly earnings below the minimum wage does not necessarily indicate violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as there are exceptions to the minimum wage provisions of the law. In addition, some survey respondents may have rounded hourly earnings to the nearest dollar and, as a result, reported hourly earnings below the minimum wage even though they earned the minimum wage or higher. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 12, 2015