Workers in manufacturing jobs similar to cannabis processing earn modest wages, with significant variation by race and citizenship status: Median wages of cannabis processing and production proxy workers by demographic group (2019$)


Demographic Median hourly wage
All $14.32
Women $13.24
Men $15.06
AAPI $13.84
Black $14.39
Latinx $12.48
Other $15.36
White $16.47
U.S. born $15.44
Foreign-born U.S. citizen $14.54
Foreign-born noncitizen $11.50
Nonunion $13.86
Union $20.09

Notes: AAPI stands for Asian American/Pacific Islander. Union status refers to workers who are represented by a union contract.

Source: EPI analysis of 2010–2019 Current Population Survey ORG data (EPI 2021a).

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