A recent post at Huffington Post shows the breakdown of what Americans really make. And the break down of salaries is scary – we make a lot less as a nation then you probably realize. Unless you’re one of the top 894 people that is. Take a look, its a real eye opener:
Where do you stack up?
-If you make more than $10,000, you earn more than 24.2% of Americans, or 37 million people.
-If you make more than $15,000 (roughly the annual salary of a minimum-wage employee working 40 hours per week), you earn more than 32.2% of Americans.
-If you make more than $30,000, you earn more than 53.2% of Americans.
-If you make more than $50,000, you earn more than 73.4% of Americans.
-If you make more than $100,000, you earn more than 92.6% of Americans.
-You are officially in the top 1% of American wage earners if you earn more than $250,000.
-The 894 people that earn more than $20 million make more than 99.99989% of Americans, and are compensated a cumulative $37,009,979,568 per year.
*Based on the 153.6 million American wage-earners, as defined by the Social Security Administration.