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States with the highest minimum wage

POSTED: 01:46 PM EDT Oct 14, 2011    UPDATED: 10:24 AM EDT Jun 03, 2014 

Seattle has just approved the highest minimum wage in the country at $15 an hour. Find out where low-wage workers get paid the most.

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Seattle has just approved the highest minimum wage in the country at $15 an hour. The increase will take place over several years based on a scale that considers the size of and benefits offered by an employer. It will apply first to many large businesses in 2017 and then to all businesses by 2021. Washington already has the nation's highest state-level minimum wage.

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