The pay gap for domestic workers is widest for nannies: Median real hourly wages, domestic workers (all and by occupation) versus other workers, 2019

Hourly wage
Domestic workers $12.01
All other workers $19.97
House cleaners $11.89
Nannies $11.60
Home care (non-agency) $11.89
Home care (agency-based)  $12.08

Notes: Wages include overtime, tips, and commissions and are computed from pooled 2017–2019 microdata to ensure sufficient sample size. Data are in 2019 dollars. Since the best wage measure in the Current Population Survey is unavailable for self-employed workers, wages of workers who provide child care in their own homes are not included.

Source: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.2 (2020),

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