Nickel & Dimed In Pennsylvania: The Falling Purchasing Power of the Tipped Minimum Wage

Mark Price |

Many people are unaware that there are two minimum wages in Pennsylvania- one for non-tipped workers that is currently $7.25 an hour, and another for tipped workers that is $2.83 an hour. This paper profiles the recent history of the tipped minimum wage and explores the characteristics of tipped workers overall in Pennsylvania as well as those employed in food service.