01. The minimum [wage] is now over $8.00 an hour.
02. [Wages] in the United States are much higher than in Mexico.
03. As an experienced electrician, she earns a very good [wage].
04. I hope to earn a good [wage] if I become fluent in English.
05. Newly unionized workers at MacBurger's have gone on strike in the hopes of raising their [wages] and improving their benefits.
06. She makes a very small [wage] working at a gift shop.
07. Ralph Nader has suggested that the increasing availability of jobs that pay a living [wage] contributes to lower rates in street crime.
08. There is a German proverb which states that laziness has poverty for [wages].
09. There is a Jamaican proverb which observes that a good conscience is better than a big [wage].
10. There is a Russian proverb which states, "Make peace with people; [wage] war with your sins."
11. The United States has been [waging] war on drugs for years, but the problem only seems to have gotten worse.
12. In 1914, Ford Motor Company paid workers who were age 22 or older $5 per day, which was double the average [wage] offered by other car factories.
13. The Dalai Lama has said that [waging] war for the cause of freedom can sometimes be justified.
14. America's first minimum [wage] was 25 cents an hour, and was established in 1938.
15. Many people working on farms in Haiti earn a [wage] of about 60 cents a day.
16. The people of the Czech Republic pay 7.5% of their [wage] to health insurance companies for medical care.
17. Numerous studies worldwide show that for every year of schooling, [wages] for workers increase by about ten percent.

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