What percentage of individuals make six figure salaries?

Question

What percentage of individuals make six figure salaries?

Answer

Hard to say. Earning $100,000 would put you in the top 8% of Americans reporting individual income in 2014. Making $100,000.00 annually was percentile 87.9% in 2017. This percentile ranged from $100,000.00 to $100,002.00 a year. There were roughly 172,303 workers in this bracket and 20,848,748 workers made $100,000.00 or more in full-year 2016.

An excellent tool to view earning across America can be found here (contains 2014 data). Reminder: salaries and earnings don’t equal happiness or really mean anything.

Source 

Wall Street Journal and DQYDJ

Why did this come up

Curious about how many individuals across America earn more than $100K salaries. Also wondering what amount of money is needed in order to be considered the 1% in 2018.

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