Information about the 2014 federal minimum wage is available through the U.S. Department of Labor. Additional information, including minimum wage rates for various states, is available on the National Conference of State Legislators website.
As of 2014, the federal minimum wage in the United States was $7.25 per hour. About half of the states had laws guaranteeing a higher minimum wage than the federal rate. In California, several cities had also passed laws guaranteeing a higher minimum wage within the city limits than elsewhere in the state. In that year, some workers were exempt from federal minimum wage laws, including casual babysitters and companions, newspaper delivery workers and employees on small farms.