May 19, 2024

Are You A High Income Achiever? Only Half Make Over $43K Per Year

Are Americans overly obsessed with making more money than their neighbor?  You may never find out exactly what your neighbor earns per year but you can find out where you stand on the income scale compared to the national average.

The Wall Street Journal ran a neat interactive that calculates your income percentile based on annual earnings.  Half of all Americans make less that $43,000 per year.  An annual paycheck of $100,000 or more puts you ahead of 81% of all other wage earners.  To be in the super elite category of the top 1%, you need to earn $506,000 per year.

(Click on the graphic to bring up the interactive calculator.)

Source: Wall Street Journal

Source: Wall Street Journal

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