Black and Latinx residential long-term care workers have lower annual earnings than white and AAPI workers: Median annual earnings of residential long-term care workers by race/ethnicity and citizenship status

Group Median annual earnings
All residential long-term care workers $30,984
White $32,377
Black $29,362
Latinx $27,639
AAPI $35,377
U.S.-born $30,938
Naturalized U.S. citizens $35,615
Non-U.S. citizens $27,500

Notes: AAPI stands for Asian American and Pacific Islander. All values in 2021 dollars. To ensure sufficient sample sizes and reflect the “normal” pre-pandemic state of this industry, this figure draws from pooled 2015–2019 microdata.

Source: Authors’ analysis of 2015–2019 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata.

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