Alaska’s Minimum Wage Rose to $9.75 an Hour Friday

KTVA- Alaska’s minimum wage will be among the highest in the country, increasing by a dollar an hour, to $9.75, starting Friday.

The state labor department estimates 12,000 jobs in Alaska currently pay less than $9.75 an hour.

For those working full-time at minimum wage, the department says the increase will mean about $2,000 in additional annual earnings.