What Is the Minimum Wage in Alabama?


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The state of Alabama has no set minimum wage. Because of this, the state uses the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour as of 2014. The tipped wage, or minimum hourly rate for those in positions that can accept tips, is $2.13 per hour.

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Some legislators in Alabama feel the federal minimum wage is not a living wage. These legislators are attempting to set a state minimum wage of $9.80 per hour. With this change, lawmakers want to increase the minimum wage gradually over the course of a few years. Alabama is one of only a few states that does not have its own minimum wage law.

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