Rank your income to specific age groups to see if you’re in the 1%, to see where you stand today, or to see where you project yourself to be in the future. Read more about the households that make up the top 1% by income earnings.
Instructions: Simply add up your households annual income, such as your salary, your spouse's salary, bonus, business income, and windfall events, then enter it into the calculator. The age ranges are based off of the age of the head of household, who is typically the primary income earner. The way that the age ranges work is to limit the results to the age groups that you are interested in comparing yourself to, so that the results are more relevant. So for example, if you are 35, I would recommend setting the minimum to 30 and the maximum to 40. The calculator will then update to show only the household incomes of households with heads within that age range.
Income Percentiles by Age
Income Composition of Households like you versus the Median
Comparisons of Income components of similar households versus median households.
- Households like you ( weighted using 0th to 5.6th percentiles)
- Versus Households at the Median (weighted using 45th to 55th percentiles)
|Income Category||Similar Households||Median Households|
|Wage & Salary Income:||$2,438||$42,858|
|Interest & Dividends:||$2||$5|
|Transfers & Welfare:||$2,089||$2,528|
Comparisons of Net Worth, Assets, and Debt components of similar households versus median households.
|Asset Category||Similar Households||Median Households|
Demographics of Comparable Head of Households
Highest Education Level
Labor Force Status
Table of Income Percentiles for Ages 25 to 30For reference, here is how much a household would have to earn to rank at certain percentiles between the ages 25 to 30.
|Percentile||Income (in Dollars)|
Visualizing where you stand
This is where your income would rank if there were 100 households within the nation who's head of households were between the ages of 25 to 30. 99 households would be have higher incomes than you. 0 households would have lower incomes than your household.
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MethodologyThese results are based off of 2170 individual samples where the head of household was age 25 to 30 and are weighted to represent 52177740 American households. The SCF is known to be slightly biased towards higher incomes values, which the Federal Reserve attempts to correct for by adjusting the weighting of each individual response. Keep this in mind if the number of responses your output is based off of is low, or if you are looking at the tail ends of the data--like the top 1% or bottom 1%.
The numbers are based off of the results of the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances by the Federal Reserve. I used R to separate one of the five imputations with the sample replicatant weights from the Federal Reserve. If you want to do your own analysis check out the raw data, and also check out this guide on how to import the data into R http://www.r-bloggers.com/analyze-the-survey-of-consumer-finances-scf-with-r/. The number of samples per age vary quite a bit, so you might get unusual results for certain ages.
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Update: September 2017, The data is now updated with data from 2016! Median income has risen 10% from 2013 to 2016. Some of the age ranges look a little more irregular than usual, so I will be on the lookout for any additional updates from the Federal Reserve. As of 2/24/2018 there have been no updates to the data that was published.
Update: April 2019, incomes appear to be growing faster than inflation for the past few years. If you use this data to compare your current income to the distribution, it will probably be safe to assume that your percentile rank is slightly lower.
Update: August 2019, I have added some distributions of the source of income for your selected ranges. Hopefully this gives you more guidance in what kinds of income are contributing more depending on the income level.