Many unlucky workers in the United States earn a federal minimum wage of just $7.25 per hour. Those wages are typically paid to retail workers in the fast food and clothing industries.
For some lucky workers, the chance to earn a more decent wage is just a job application and successful interview away.
From Target and ALDI to Whole Foods Market and Nordstrom, these companies place a higher value on their hourly workers.
With talk of a $10 to $15 minimum hourly wage on the table, many of these companies may soon find that their paychecks need to be boosted once again.