Median Wage in United States 2011-2013

2013 Median Wage in United States

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2013

There were 132,588,810 wage earners in 2013.
The 2013 Median Wage was estimated to be $46,440 (Assume Full Time only)

Source:  www.bls.gov (Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours)

2011 Median Wage in United States

According to US Social Security tax records for 2011:

There were 151,380,749 wage earners in 2011
The 2011 Median Wage was estimated to be $26,965 (This includes Full Time and Part Time)
The 2011 Median Household income was $50,500

50 percent of US wage earners made less than or equal to the median wage.
34 percent of US wage earners made over $41,211.36
66 percent of US wage earners made less than or equal to $41,211.36

In 2011, 158.6 million workers had earnings taxable under the Social Security program.
About 140.9 million had only wages, 10.4 million had only self-employment income, and 7.3 million had both.
Social Security taxable earnings totaled $5.487 trillion
This averages at $34,596 per person. ($5.487 trillion divided by 158.6 million worker.

Source: www.ssa.gov

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