minimum wage

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Lowest hourly rate an employer can pay an employee. In some countries (such as the US) the minimum wage is set by a statute while in others (such as the UK) it is set by the wage council of each industry.

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My son started his entry level job at minimum wage, but he is hoping to do well and soon receive a raise.
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Timothy grimaced. The job offer had stated that the wages for this position were "competitive", and thus he was very disappointed when the employer only offered him minimum wage.
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Sally works at McDonald's where she earns a minimum wage pay which is not nearly enough for her to support her husband and son.
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