Number of U.S. minimum wage workers in 2018, by education

This statistic shows the number of workers paid hourly rates at or below the prevailing federal minimum wage in the United States in 2018, by educational attainment. In 2018, around 330,000 people without a high school diploma earned the minimum wage or below.

Number of workers paid hourly rates with earnings at or below the minimum wage in the U.S. in 2018, by educational attainment

Educational attainmentNumber of workers in thousand
Less than a high school diploma 330
High school graduates, no college 538
Some college, no degree 606
Associate degree 137
Bachelor's degree and higher 237
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Data exclude all self-employed persons whether or not their businesses are incorporated.

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