Workers below the poverty line in upstate New York would earn $767 more in annual wages : Number, shares, and wage increases of affected workers in upstate New York through 2026, by select worker characteristics

Group Wage-earning workforce Total affected directly or indirectly Share affected directly or indirectly Total change in annual wage bill Average change in annual wages Average change in hourly wages
All workers 3,030,000 421,100 13.9% $305,244,000 $725 $0.50
Gender
Men 1,495,200 169,100 11.3% $126,888,000 $750 $0.50
Women 1,534,800 252,000 16.4% $178,356,000 $708 $0.49
Teenager flag
Teenager 123,200 69,200 56.1% $48,388,000 $700 $0.64
Age 20 or older 2,906,800 352,000 12.1% $256,856,000 $730 $0.47
Age category
Age 16 to 24 433,300 201,700 46.5% $151,902,000 $753 $0.56
Age 25 to 39 941,100 117,200 12.5% $89,116,000 $760 $0.45
Age 40 to 54 924,300 50,700 5.5% $35,573,000 $702 $0.43
Age 55 or older 731,300 51,500 7.0% $28,653,000 $556 $0.40
Race / ethnicity
White 2,378,700 278,900 11.7% $192,509,000 $690 $0.49
Black 229,100 49,400 21.6% $40,177,000 $813 $0.50
Latinx 240,300 58,400 24.3% $47,170,000 $807 $0.49
AAPI 112,000 18,500 16.5% $13,217,000 $715 $0.50
Multiracial or Native American 70,000 15,900 22.7% $12,172,000 $767 $0.53
Person of color
Not person of color 2,378,700 278,900 11.7% $192,509,000 $690 $0.49
Person of color 651,300 142,200 21.8% $112,735,000 $793 $0.50
Family status
Married parent 695,000 40,200 5.8% $28,006,000 $697 $0.44
Single parent 277,800 52,900 19.0% $41,595,000 $786 $0.46
Married, no children 817,100 46,800 5.7% $30,060,000 $642 $0.41
Unmarried, no children 1,240,200 281,200 22.7% $205,583,000 $731 $0.52
Usual weekly work hours category
Part time (<20 hours per week) 237,500 82,700 34.8% $28,693,000 $347 $0.56
Mid time (20-34 hours) 472,500 176,300 37.3% $122,866,000 $697 $0.52
Full time (35+ hours) 2,320,000 162,200 7.0% $153,685,000 $948 $0.43
Educational attainment
Less than high school 217,200 80,400 37.0% $62,451,000 $777 $0.54
High school 771,900 152,600 19.8% $111,013,000 $727 $0.47
Some college, no degree 621,800 129,000 20.7% $93,760,000 $727 $0.52
Associates degree 393,000 35,100 8.9% $23,266,000 $662 $0.44
Bachelors degree or higher 1,026,200 24,100 2.3% $14,755,000 $613 $0.43
Major Industry
Agriculture, fishing, forestry, mining 24,400 6,900 28.2% $7,305,000 $1,065 $0.49
Construction 143,000 6,100 4.3% $4,327,000 $705 $0.38
Manufacturing 309,500 14,400 4.7% $10,297,000 $714 $0.40
Wholesale trade 68,700 5,200 7.5% $3,342,000 $648 $0.39
Retail trade 353,900 96,100 27.1% $64,726,000 $674 $0.49
Transportation, warehousing, utilities 139,000 8,000 5.8% $5,192,000 $648 $0.40
Information 54,800 4,000 7.3%
Finance, insurance, real estate 166,100 6,200 3.7% $4,032,000 $655 $0.43
Professional, science, management services 155,200 3,600 2.3% $1,975,000 $554 $0.42
Administrative, support, waste services 95,000 14,200 14.9% $9,973,000 $704 $0.44
Educational services 420,700 31,100 7.4% $16,158,000 $520 $0.49
Healthcare, social assistance 516,600 59,300 11.5% $43,545,000 $734 $0.45
Arts, entertainment, recreational services 61,800 17,600 28.4% $13,694,000 $779 $0.55
Accommodation 29,500 11,100 37.5% $9,378,000 $845 $0.51
Restaurants 194,500 109,800 56.4% $88,734,000 $808 $0.57
Other services 119,900 23,800 19.8% $17,966,000 $755 $0.49
Public administration 177,400 4,000 2.2%
Sector
For profit 2,052,800 350,700 17.1% $259,573,000 $740 $0.50
Nonprofit 400,000 40,600 10.2% $26,863,000 $661 $0.48
Government 577,200 29,800 5.2% $18,808,000 $631 $0.47
Family income category
Less than $25,000 314,800 131,900 41.9% $100,999,000 $766 $0.49
$25,000 – $49,999 547,600 80,500 14.7% $58,773,000 $730 $0.46
$50,000 – $74,999 530,600 56,300 10.6% $39,986,000 $710 $0.47
$75,000 – $99,999 446,000 41,000 9.2% $29,340,000 $716 $0.49
$100,000 – $149,999 620,900 50,000 8.0% $34,743,000 $696 $0.51
$150,000 or more 517,800 35,200 6.8% $23,261,000 $662 $0.51
Family income-to-poverty status
In poverty 223,300 116,900 52.4% $89,733,000 $767 $0.56
100 – 199% poverty 361,000 101,100 28.0% $72,810,000 $721 $0.43
200-399% poverty 913,400 109,900 12.0% $80,404,000 $732 $0.48
400%+ poverty 1,532,300 93,200 6.1% $62,297,000 $668 $0.50

Notes: "Upstate New York" refers to all regions of New York outside of New York City, Nassau, Westchester, and Suffolk counties. Estimated effect of minimum wage increases through 2026. All wages in 2021 dollars. Some results omitted due to sample size. AAPI stands for Asian American and Pacific Islander.

Source: Economic Policy Institute Minimum Wage Simulation Model; see Technical Methodology by Dave Cooper, Zane Mokhiber, and Ben Zipperer.

View the underlying data on epi.org.