Educational attainment of workers affected by increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024

Share of affected workers who are in each educational attainment group

Less than high school High school Some college, no degree Associate degree Bachelor’s degree or higher
17.7% 35.8% 23.9% 9.9% 12.7%

Share of each educational attainment worker group that would benefit

Share of category
Less than high school 56.2%
High school 39.5%
Some college, no degree 37.7%
Associate degree 27.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 10.4%

Source: EPI analysis of the Raise the Wage Act 0f 2017 using Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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