President Barack Obama is making another pitch for raising the minimum wage. Democrats on Capitol Hill have also pushed for an increase. A proposal would boost it to about $10, and the White House has said Obama supports such a measure.
The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour.
Here's a look at the 10 states with the highest minimum wages as of 2013:
10. (tie) Montana -- $7.80/hour
An automatic cost-of-living increase raised Montana's minimum wage to $7.80 at the start of 2013.
10. (tie) Arizona -- $7.80/hour
Arizona's minimum wage jumped by 15 cents in 2013 following a cost-of-living adjustment.
9. Ohio -- $7.85/hour
Based yearly on inflation, Ohio's minimum wage rose to $7.85 an hour in 2013.
7. (tie) California -- $8/hour
California's minimum wage increased by 50 cents to $8 an hour in 2008. Under a new law enacted in September 2013, the hourly rate will increase to $9 on July 1, 2014, and to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016.
7. (tie) Massachusetts -- $8/hour
Massachusetts has had a minimum wage of $8 an hour since 2008. With time-and-a-half on Sundays (for retail workers only), the Sunday minimum wage is $12 an hour.
4. (tie) Connecticut -- $8.25/hour
With a median household income of $66,452 in 2010, Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states in the country, and its minimum wage reflects that.
4. (tie) Illinois -- $8.25/hour
Illinois' minimum wage has historically increased along with the federal rate, until 2004, when the state's wage was raised to $5.50 per hour, ahead of the national rate.
4. Nevada (tie) -- $8.25/hour
Nevada's minimum wage is $8.25 per hour for those without employer-provided health insurance. For those with insurance, it is $7.25 -- the same as the federal rate.
3. Vermont -- $8.60/hour
Vermont's minimum wage increases at the same rate as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the preceding year, meaning an increase to $8.60 per hour in 2013.
2. Oregon -- $8.95/hour
Oregon's minimum wage increased by 30 cents in 2012, which was three times as much as it has increased between 2010 and 2011, and then rose again to $8.95 in 2013.
1. Washington -- $9.19/hour
Washington became the first state to pay minimum wage workers more than $9 an hour in 2012, when its minimum wage went up by 37 cents an hour.