Minimum-wage workers make more money working in France or Australia than they do in the United States.
At $7.25 per hour, the federal minimum wage in the U.S. is lower than it is in many other developed countries, either when calculated as a percentage of the country's median wage or when adjusted for currencies' different levels of purchasing power, according to data from the International Labor Organization and OECD, respectively.
The latest push for a wage hike for America's lowest-paid workers from President Barack Obama, who on Tuesday proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour. But such an increase would still would leave the U.S. behind several countries.
Check out nine countries with a higher minimum wage than the U.S., according to the OECD:
(Hat tip: Foreign Policy's Elias Groll.)