# 1993 United States Minimum Wage in Today's Dollars

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In the year 1993, the United States minimum wage was \$4.25.

This is equivalent to \$8.89 in 2023 dollars.

Note: We determine the value of a dollar using the Consumer Price Index from December of the previous year.

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Has minimum wage kept up with increases in the cost of living?

Here's how much the 1993 minimum wage of \$4.25 would be worth over time, compared to the actual minimum wage from that year.

2023 \$8.89 \$7.25
2022 \$8.35 \$7.25
2021 \$7.80 \$7.25
2020 \$7.70 \$7.25
2019 \$7.52 \$7.25
2018 \$7.38 \$7.25
2017 \$7.23 \$7.25
2016 \$7.08 \$7.25
2015 \$7.03 \$7.25
2014 \$6.98 \$7.25
2013 \$6.88 \$7.25
2012 \$6.76 \$7.25
2011 \$6.56 \$7.25
2010 \$6.47 \$7.25
2009 \$6.30 \$7.25
2008 \$6.29 \$6.55
2007 \$6.04 \$5.85
2006 \$5.89 \$5.15
2005 \$5.70 \$5.15
2004 \$5.52 \$5.15
2003 \$5.42 \$5.15
2002 \$5.29 \$5.15
2001 \$5.21 \$5.15
2000 \$5.04 \$5.15
1999 \$4.91 \$5.15
1998 \$4.83 \$5.15
1997 \$4.75 \$5.15
1996 \$4.60 \$4.75
1995 \$4.48 \$4.25
1994 \$4.37 \$4.25
1993 \$4.25 \$4.25