Hourly wage distribution of gig workers and W-2 service-sector workers, May 2020
|Gig workers||W-2 service-sector workers|
|Less than $7.25||14%||0%|
|$7.25 to $9.99||12%||11%|
|$10 to $14.99||38%||53%|
|$15 to $20.99||24%||27%|
|$21 or more||13%||9%|
Notes: Hourly wages are inclusive of tips. W-2 service-sector workers report hourly wages, and gig worker hourly wages are calculated by dividing their previous week’s earnings by their usual weekly hours.
Source: Authors’ analysis of Shift Project survey data on gig workers and W-2 service-sector workers collected in May 2020.