Hourly worker

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Wages in the United States
  Nominal wages

An hourly worker or hourly employee is an employee paid an hourly wage for their services, as opposed to a fixed salary. Hourly workers may often be found in service and manufacturing occupations, but are common across a variety of fields. Hourly employment is often associated but not synonymous with at-will employment. As of September 2017, the minimum wage in the United States for hourly workers is $7.25 per hour, or $2.13 per hour for a tipped employee.[1][2] As a tipped employee, wages plus tips must equal the standard minimum wage or the employer is required to provide the difference.


  1. ^ "State Minimum Wage Laws | U.S. Department of Labor".
  2. ^ "Minimum Wages for Tipped Employees | U.S. Department of Labor".