Domestic workers are paid less in a year than other workers: Median annual earnings, domestic workers versus other workers, 2018

Median annual earnings
Domestic workers $15,980
All other workers $39,120
House cleaners $14,915
Nannies $13,558
Home care (non-agency) $18,111
Home care (agency-based) $20,337

Notes: Earnings include reported annual wage and salary income but exclude income from unemployment insurance, child support, investments, Social Security, etc. To ensure sufficient sample sizes, this figure draws from pooled 2016–2018 microdata. Since the earnings measure we use here does not include earnings from self-employment, earnings of workers who provide child care in their own homes are not included.

Source: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata

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