How much should a 13 year old get paid?

Updated on August 6, 2022

I have been working for my grandparents doinc random things like staining wood on the from of log cabins, painting decks, and working on a 1951 chevy truck (grinding and sanding). I have been getting paid $5 an hour. I have worked 25 hours a week and have made $300 (I have been with them for 3 weeks) I am leaving in a few days and am still wondering if this is fair? I know minimum wage is $7.25 but I am under 18. Can someone please tell me if this is fair or not and if not name a price and say why. Thank you so much.

3 Answers

  • Seriously- you are griping about the fact that you think your grandparents under paid you??????? You didn’t pay taxes out of it either. So you take home was more than than minimum wage. I would thank your grandparents profusely.

  • I think it might be because I worked at a after school matters program and got paid 4.25 an hour (I think) when I was 14(last year). But then again… I was getting payed to learn how to play the Korean drums so yours is harder but I guess you should get paid maby .50 cents or a dollar more.

  • dude youre helping your gparents..youre lucky to get paid