Federal Minimum Wage:

Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour.

Starting from July 24th, 2009

How much should foreign workers be paid?

We recommend paying the prevailing wage. Foreign workers should be paid the same amounts as their American counterparts. Better wages tend to increase mutual satisfaction and productivity of the workers. Employers hiring international workers must comply with both state and federal minimum wage laws.

Foreign workers must be paid at least the greater of state and federal minimum wages.

For more information please refer to the US Department of Labor web site.