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 2013
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

75,948 1,768 1,532 3,301 4.3

16 to 24 years

15,110 808 855 1,663 11.0

25 years and over

60,838 961 677 1,638 2.7

Men, 16 years and over

37,544 621 622 1,243 3.3

16 to 24 years

7,558 273 382 656 8.7

25 years and over

29,985 347 240 587 2.0

Women, 16 years and over

38,404 1,148 910 2,058 5.4

16 to 24 years

7,552 534 473 1,007 13.3

25 years and over

30,852 614 437 1,051 3.4

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White

59,515 1,394 1,160 2,554 4.3

Men

29,947 480 470 949 3.2

Women

29,569 914 691 1,605 5.4

Black or African American

10,233 224 276 500 4.9

Men

4,590 87 121 209 4.5

Women

5,643 137 155 292 5.2

Asian

3,495 71 43 114 3.3

Men

1,606 26 18 44 2.7

Women

1,888 45 25 70 3.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

14,706 325 318 644 4.4

Men

8,365 157 123 281 3.4

Women

6,341 168 195 363 5.7

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS(1)

Full-time workers

55,387 726 447 1,173 2.1

Men

30,309 291 184 475 1.6

Women

25,078 435 263 698 2.8

Part-time workers

20,453 1,040 1,085 2,125 10.4

Men

7,188 328 438 766 10.7

Women

13,265 711 648 1,359 10.2

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 2013. 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 26, 2014