42% of Florida’s employees make less than $15 an hour

Four striking workers and more than twenty supporters waved signs in front of a Busch Blvd. Dunkin Donuts demanding higher wages for fast food employees. - Credit: Janelle Irwin/WMNF

42% of Florida’s employees make less than $15 an hour.

Other states with many low-wage workers

Only three other states do worse than Florida in the number of workers making under $15 an hour. According to Axios, Mississippi, New Mexico, and South Carolina also have high numbers of employees making less than $15 an hour.

Minimum wage in Florida

Florida voters approved gradually increasing wages from $8.65 an hour to $15 an hour by 2026.

Currently, the minimum wage in Florida is $10 an hour which workers say is not a living wage. 

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