Minimum wage in the UK from 6 April 2021for those aged 23 or over will be £8.91 per hour, which equates to £392 per week. Minimum wage in the US is set by U.S. federal labor law and a range of state and local laws. Employers generally have to pay workers the highest minimum wage of these and the majority of states set a higher. Since July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. The average minimum wage worker earned $11.80 in May 2019. As of January 2020, there were 29 states and D.C with a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum.