Wage gains under the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 (RTWA) would be concentrated among lower-paid workers: Hourly wage distribution of child care workers, by percentile, projected for 2025 (2021$)

Percentile Wage in 2025 without RTWA Wage in 2025 with RTWA
10th $10.58 $15.00
20th $12.52 $15.00
30th $14.04 $15.00
40th $15.22 $15.55
50th $16.35 $16.35
60th $16.99 $17.04
70th $18.73 $18.73
80th $21.30 $21.30
90th $25.59 $25.59

Notes: “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).

View the underlying data on epi.org.