Among those workers who would benefit from a minimum wage increase to $15 by 2024, most come from families with modest incomes: Share of affected workers who are in each family income group

Family income level Share
Less than $25,000 32.2%
$25,000– $49,999 27.3%
$50,000– $74,999 16.5%
$75,000– $99,999 9.8%
$100,000– $149,999 9.1%
$150,000 or more 5.1%

Note: Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

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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