11. (tie) Connecticut

Suffield, Connecticut / USA - November 4 2018: Two cyclists ride on a bike path under large oak trees on an autumn day
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Connecticut expects to have a $15-an-hour minimum wage in 2023.

Minimum wage: $10.10 an hour

Connecticut also is in the parade of states marching to a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

The Nutmeg State's governor signed a law in late May that will raise the pay floor to $11 per hour in October. After that, it will climb in stages until the big 1-5 is achieved in 2023.

Seven states have put themselves on track toward a $15 minimum wage, which has been the goal of fast-food employees and other low-wage workers who've been staging strikes since 2012.