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 2015
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

78,232 1,691 870 2,561 3.3

16 to 24 years

15,562 678 475 1,153 7.4

25 years and over

62,670 1,013 395 1,408 2.2

Men, 16 years and over

38,732 629 330 959 2.5

16 to 24 years

7,778 224 193 417 5.4

25 years and over

30,954 404 137 542 1.8

Women, 16 years and over

39,500 1,062 540 1,602 4.1

16 to 24 years

7,784 454 282 736 9.5

25 years and over

31,716 608 258 866 2.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White

60,306 1,311 561 1,872 3.1

Men

30,448 450 218 667 2.2

Women

29,858 862 343 1,205 4.0

Black or African American

11,178 234 247 481 4.3

Men

5,015 127 85 212 4.2

Women

6,163 108 162 270 4.4

Asian

3,690 78 32 109 3.0

Men

1,715 23 12 35 2.0

Women

1,975 55 20 74 3.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

15,809 300 159 459 2.9

Men

8,825 121 67 188 2.1

Women

6,984 179 92 272 3.9

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS(1)

Full-time workers

57,809 787 288 1,075 1.9

Men

31,662 351 118 469 1.5

Women

26,146 436 170 606 2.3

Part-time workers

20,285 898 579 1,477 7.3

Men

6,989 274 212 486 7.0

Women

13,296 624 367 991 7.5

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 2015. 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. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 10, 2016