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Wage Statistics for 2007

February 6, 2016
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Development of the AWI

The national average wage index (AWI) is based on compensation (wages, tips, and the like) subject to Federal income taxes, as reported by employers on Forms W-2. Beginning with the AWI for 1991, compensation includes contributions to deferred compensation plans, but excludes certain distributions from plans where the distributions are included in the reported compensation subject to income taxes. We call the result of including contributions, and excluding certain distributions, net compensation. The table below summarizes the components of net compensation for 2007.

Net compensation components for 2007
Compensation subject to Federal income taxes $5,815,546,063,947.82
Deferred compensation plan
   Contributionsa
   Distributionsb

+ 217,038,111,860.58
- 2,526,833,236.26
Net compensation 6,030,057,342,572.14
a Wages on which contributions were paid by 49,302,119 workers.
b Distributions, to the extent included in reported wages (see text above), paid to 68,345 workers.

The "raw" average wage, computed as net compensation divided by the number of wage earners, is $6,030,057,342,572.14 divided by 155,570,422, or $38,760.95. Based on data in the table below, about 66.6 percent of wage earners had net compensation less than or equal to the $38,760.95 raw average wage. By definition, 50 percent of wage earners had net compensation less than or equal to the median wage, which is estimated to be $25,737.20 for 2007.

Distribution of wage earners by level of net compensation
Wage earnersNet compensation
Net compensation interval NumberCumulative
number
Percent
of total
Aggregate amountAverage amount
$0.01 — 4,999.99 25,233,419 25,233,419 16.21993 $51,477,125,732.71 $2,040.04
5,000.00 — 9,999.99 14,603,523 39,836,942 25.60702 107,793,228,587.40 7,381.32
10,000.00 — 14,999.99 12,640,644 52,477,586 33.73237 157,374,853,308.34 12,449.91
15,000.00 — 19,999.99 11,999,692 64,477,278 41.44572 209,817,250,231.69 17,485.22
20,000.00 — 24,999.99 11,660,518 76,137,796 48.94105 262,038,598,373.87 22,472.29
25,000.00 — 29,999.99 10,829,087 86,966,883 55.90194 297,322,022,107.14 27,455.87
30,000.00 — 34,999.99 9,925,497 96,892,380 62.28201 321,914,267,319.88 32,433.06
35,000.00 — 39,999.99 8,748,525 105,640,905 67.90552 327,484,166,380.96 37,433.07
40,000.00 — 44,999.99 7,509,832 113,150,737 72.73281 318,594,155,286.38 42,423.61
45,000.00 — 49,999.99 6,355,941 119,506,678 76.81838 301,448,656,428.27 47,427.86
50,000.00 — 54,999.99 5,368,056 124,874,734 80.26894 281,312,147,079.39 52,404.85
55,000.00 — 59,999.99 4,403,847 129,278,581 83.09972 252,873,369,860.30 57,421.02
60,000.00 — 64,999.99 3,726,094 133,004,675 85.49483 232,515,486,901.26 62,401.94
65,000.00 — 69,999.99 3,116,831 136,121,506 87.49832 210,121,300,739.98 67,415.04
70,000.00 — 74,999.99 2,611,648 138,733,154 89.17708 189,114,665,157.96 72,412.00
75,000.00 — 79,999.99 2,192,141 140,925,295 90.58618 169,698,894,556.45 77,412.40
80,000.00 — 84,999.99 1,825,549 142,750,844 91.75963 150,464,047,813.30 82,421.26
85,000.00 — 89,999.99 1,530,485 144,281,329 92.74342 133,798,605,776.73 87,422.36
90,000.00 — 94,999.99 1,304,596 145,585,925 93.58201 120,562,894,937.66 92,413.97
95,000.00 — 99,999.99 1,114,699 146,700,624 94.29853 108,608,582,993.21 97,433.10
100,000.00 — 104,999.99 962,908 147,663,532 94.91749 98,605,854,246.73 102,404.23
105,000.00 — 109,999.99 804,695 148,468,227 95.43474 86,448,982,217.57 107,430.74
110,000.00 — 114,999.99 685,244 149,153,471 95.87521 77,034,278,769.12 112,418.76
115,000.00 — 119,999.99 592,089 149,745,560 96.25580 69,535,346,106.38 117,440.70
120,000.00 — 124,999.99 521,372 150,266,932 96.59094 63,810,363,395.43 122,389.32
125,000.00 — 129,999.99 442,781 150,709,713 96.87556 56,418,939,635.25 127,419.51
130,000.00 — 134,999.99 389,295 151,099,008 97.12579 51,545,299,036.66 132,406.78
135,000.00 — 139,999.99 342,897 151,441,905 97.34621 47,127,268,098.01 137,438.55
140,000.00 — 144,999.99 305,487 151,747,392 97.54257 43,511,850,077.27 142,434.38
145,000.00 — 149,999.99 268,748 152,016,140 97.71532 39,628,022,129.06 147,454.20
150,000.00 — 154,999.99 241,922 152,258,062 97.87083 36,861,324,451.24 152,368.63
155,000.00 — 159,999.99 214,002 152,472,064 98.00839 33,689,476,551.93 157,425.99
160,000.00 — 164,999.99 188,967 152,661,031 98.12986 30,689,662,202.23 162,407.52
165,000.00 — 169,999.99 169,628 152,830,659 98.23889 28,403,012,132.62 167,442.95
170,000.00 — 174,999.99 153,085 152,983,744 98.33729 26,398,913,594.59 172,446.12
175,000.00 — 179,999.99 140,205 153,123,949 98.42742 24,875,872,885.79 177,425.01
180,000.00 — 184,999.99 135,464 153,259,413 98.51449 24,696,959,299.60 182,313.82
185,000.00 — 189,999.99 115,958 153,375,371 98.58903 21,735,481,370.14 187,442.71
190,000.00 — 194,999.99 106,219 153,481,590 98.65731 20,440,446,092.78 192,436.82
195,000.00 — 199,999.99 101,127 153,582,717 98.72231 19,970,254,499.72 197,476.98
200,000.00 — 249,999.99 698,095 154,280,812 99.17104 155,049,898,351.66 222,104.30
250,000.00 — 299,999.99 365,744 154,646,556 99.40614 99,706,099,206.32 272,611.72
300,000.00 — 349,999.99 227,133 154,873,689 99.55214 73,323,794,451.03 322,823.17
350,000.00 — 399,999.99 151,089 155,024,778 99.64926 56,409,988,598.82 373,356.03
400,000.00 — 449,999.99 105,540 155,130,318 99.71710 44,684,891,482.85 423,392.95
450,000.00 — 499,999.99 76,927 155,207,245 99.76655 36,445,713,079.28 473,770.11
500,000.00 — 999,999.99 252,890 155,460,135 99.92911 169,157,992,992.84 668,899.49
1,000,000.00 — 1,499,999.99 52,558 155,512,693 99.96289 63,256,692,989.50 1,203,559.74
1,500,000.00 — 1,999,999.99 20,234 155,532,927 99.97590 34,757,626,168.71 1,717,783.24
2,000,000.00 — 2,499,999.99 10,821 155,543,748 99.98285 24,074,945,877.40 2,224,835.59
2,500,000.00 — 2,999,999.99 6,474 155,550,222 99.98702 17,675,712,021.74 2,730,261.36
3,000,000.00 — 3,499,999.99 4,209 155,554,431 99.98972 13,610,674,328.53 3,233,707.37
3,500,000.00 — 3,999,999.99 2,911 155,557,342 99.99159 10,878,966,404.90 3,737,192.17
4,000,000.00 — 4,499,999.99 2,184 155,559,526 99.99300 9,240,315,569.81 4,230,913.72
4,500,000.00 — 4,999,999.99 1,579 155,561,105 99.99401 7,479,767,292.83 4,737,028.05
5,000,000.00 — 9,999,999.99 6,252 155,567,357 99.99803 42,158,750,246.99 6,743,242.20
10,000,000.00 — 19,999,999.99 2,096 155,569,453 99.99938 28,369,725,183.44 13,535,174.23
20,000,000.00 — 49,999,999.99 818 155,570,271 99.99990 23,823,259,265.64 29,123,788.83
50,000,000.00 and over 151 155,570,422 100.00000 14,190,602,694.85 93,977,501.29

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