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Which Gender and Income Level Are in Favor of a Higher Minimum Wage? [infographic]


When it comes to the minimum wage debate, how you feel depends on who you are. PayScale crunched the numbers to find out how gender and income relate to people’s opinions on whether or not the US should raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.


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For the most part, as you can see below, women are more in favor of raising the minimum wage than men. The exception to the rule? Seventy-two percent of men who earned $25,000 or less per year wanted to raise the minimum wage, while only 69 percent of women did.

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In all other income brackets, less than 50 percent of men wanted a higher minimum, while women were consistently over 50 percent, regardless of their earnings.

Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, although the president has pushed for legislation to raise the wage to $10.10 an hour. Currently, several states have laws setting the minimum higher than the federally mandated wage, including California, which is raising its minimum to $10 in stages over the course of the next two years.

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Jen Hubley Luckwaldt
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