Top 10 Percent of Wage Earners

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  1. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I was listening to Rush this afternoon and in his commentary he implied that if you make more than 50K a year you are in the top 10% of all wage earners. That's crazy! Trying to verify it.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    He was probably referring to this publication

    National Average Wage Index

    It was just revised a few days ago. My gal is in compensation for a big company so she stays up on this sort of thing. Lots of factors go into this "income" though, as with all "stats", so it's kind of mirky to get a solid, fixed number.

    Hope that helps.

    JD
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, the wiggle phrase there may be "wage earner"- as opposed to income. Interest, dividends, rents, welfare, unemployment, ADC, Social Security, yada yada yada may not be counted as wages.

    Here is data from Wiki on US income- be sure to distinguish between household and individual-

    Income in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Mark Twain said: "There's lies, damn lies and statistics." ;)