In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. What Obama didn't share is that there are workers in the U.S. that still make far below $7.25 an hour.

Check out this list of 9 jobs that can pay less than minimum wage:

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  • Drug Runners

    Selling drugs may be less lucrative than you think. Given a skewed distribution of wages, <a href="">many street-level drug runners earn less than minimum wage</a>, according to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

  • Contracted Farm Workers

    Some farm workers aren't paid per per hour, but are instead paid for the amount of work they do (ie. per bucket of apples). <a href="">Such workers rarely collect enough</a> to equate making the minimum wage.

  • RNC Convention Workers

    A Huffington Post report found that RNC <a href="">convention workers earned </a>less than minimum wage for their work.

  • Strippers

    Relying mostly on <a href="">tips</a>, strippers can walk away from a shift earning less than you may think.

  • Snow Removal Workers

    It doesn't matter how labor intensive this job is -- snow removal workers are usually paid under the table and can earn less than $7.25 an hour.

  • Street Vendors

    If no one comes to your stand, than you're not earning anything at all.

  • Taxi Drivers

    Taxi drivers have to pay for everything from taxi dispatcher fees to credit card processing costs. After that, they can walk away with<a href=""> just $6 an hour </a>or less.

  • Trash Workers

    Odd job trash removal gigs that are paid in cash can earn less than the federal minimum wage.

  • Ticket Scalpers

    Depending on the day -- and on luck -- ticket scalpers can walk away from events in the hole rather than earning anything at all.

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