Figure A

Real value of the federal minimum wage and subminimum wage for tipped workers, 1966–2014

* The difference, paid for by customers' tips, between the regular minimum wage and the subminimum wage for tipped workers

Note: Real 2014 dollars adjusted using the CPI-RS.  Minimum- or tipped-wage changes that occurred in mid-year are averaged.

Source: Authors' analysis of Fair Labor Standards Act and amendments

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