Black and Hispanic child care workers would see larger pay increases than white workers from the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 (RTWA): Pay increases for child care workers affected by the RTWA, by gender and race/ethnicity, projected for 2025
|Group||Average hourly increase in real earnings (2021$)||Change in average real annual earnings (year-round workers) (2021$)|
Notes: AAPI stands for Asian American/Pacific Islander. “Child care workers” refers to workers in the “Child care” or “Pre-K and kindergarten teachers” occupation classifications (from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Community Survey), excluding those who work in the “Elementary and secondary schools” industry.
Source: Economic Policy Institute Minimum Wage Simulation Model; see Technical Methodology by Cooper, Mokhiber, and Zipperer (2019).