Wisconsin ranked first as least underpaid state in US in new study
MADISON, Wis. — According to a new study by Joblist.com, Wisconsin has ranked first in the country as the least underpaid state.
The study used the most recent U.S. Current Population Survey, which surveyed Americans on the amount of wages lost by full-time, salaried workers compared to their cost of living.
The study said that the average full-time American worker works 42.6 hours per week, but fewer than two-thirds of their sample get paid overtime. According to the study, the average full-time worker in Wisconsin is underpaid $914 in overtime pay per year. Full-time workers in every other state were underpaid more than those in Wisconsin.
Colorado ranked last for worker overtime compensation, underpaying full-time workers $4,867 in overtime pay per year, according to the report.
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