It is about $5 an hour.
(You can find the exact amount at www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/minimumwage.htm)
If you are paid to work for 40 hours a week, how much money would you earn?
Multiply that amount by 4 to find out about how much you'd make in a month.
Would that be enough to pay the rent on an apartment or buy a house?
Could you also afford food and clothing, furniture, and a car?
Ask your parents if you're not sure about how much these things cost.
Ask yourself: Should I stay in school until I've learned enough skills to get a higher paying job?