Among those workers who would benefit from a minimum wage increase to $15 by 2024, four in 10 have some college experience

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
19.4% 36.6% 30.2% 7.3% 6.5%

Share of workers in each educational attainment group that would benefit

Share of category
Less than high school 51.1%
High school 39.2%
Some college, no degree 34.4%
Associate degree 21.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 5.3%

Source: Economic Policy Institute Minimum Wage Simulation Model using data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Congressional Budget Office. See Cooper, Mokhiber, and Zipperer 2019.

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