How many low-wage workers are in the US?

million workers are paid less than $ per hour

Low-Wage Workforce Tracker, Economic Policy Institute, April 2023,

Notes: Analysis by Ben Zipperer of the Economic Policy Institute Current Population Survey extracts, April 2022 through March 2023. Wages include overtime, tips, and commissions. The wage-firm-size distribution is derived from 2022 Annual Social and Economic Supplement extracts from IPUMS-CPS, University of Minnesota. Download the data shown in the figure above or the code that produces it.