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Wage Statistics for 2013

February 10, 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 2013.

Net compensation components for 2013
Compensation subject to Federal income taxes $6,463,355,960,937.75
Deferred compensation plan
   Contributionsa
   Distributionsb

+ 243,322,474,751.79
- 2,020,839,319.13
Net compensation 6,704,657,596,370.41
a Wages on which contributions were paid by 51,737,311 workers.
b Distributions, to the extent included in reported wages (see text above), paid to 58,640 workers.

The "raw" average wage, computed as net compensation divided by the number of wage earners, is $6,704,657,596,370.41 divided by 155,772,341, or $43,041.39. Based on data in the table below, about 66.9 percent of wage earners had net compensation less than or equal to the $43,041.39 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 $28,031.02 for 2013.

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 23,115,933 23,115,933 14.83956 $47,182,613,119.80 $2,041.13
5,000.00 — 9,999.99 13,909,297 37,025,230 23.76881 103,038,350,002.21 7,407.88
10,000.00 — 14,999.99 12,340,772 49,366,002 31.69112 153,713,709,556.38 12,455.76
15,000.00 — 19,999.99 11,455,940 60,821,942 39.04541 199,992,520,521.28 17,457.54
20,000.00 — 24,999.99 10,854,603 71,676,545 46.01365 243,861,562,226.06 22,466.19
25,000.00 — 29,999.99 10,097,107 81,773,652 52.49562 277,228,136,438.50 27,456.19
30,000.00 — 34,999.99 9,385,751 91,159,403 58.52092 304,526,040,389.11 32,445.57
35,000.00 — 39,999.99 8,440,392 99,599,795 63.93933 316,022,370,825.34 37,441.67
40,000.00 — 44,999.99 7,406,037 107,005,832 68.69373 314,249,875,620.58 42,431.58
45,000.00 — 49,999.99 6,386,571 113,392,403 72.79367 302,973,681,899.86 47,439.18
50,000.00 — 54,999.99 5,552,820 118,945,223 76.35837 291,075,098,815.79 52,419.33
55,000.00 — 59,999.99 4,680,154 123,625,377 79.36285 268,784,784,711.21 57,430.76
60,000.00 — 64,999.99 4,035,207 127,660,584 81.95331 251,823,416,999.80 62,406.57
65,000.00 — 69,999.99 3,428,109 131,088,693 84.15402 231,142,482,302.71 67,425.65
70,000.00 — 74,999.99 2,968,987 134,057,680 86.06000 215,031,183,359.11 72,425.77
75,000.00 — 79,999.99 2,559,327 136,617,007 87.70299 198,162,943,189.00 77,427.75
80,000.00 — 84,999.99 2,179,245 138,796,252 89.10199 179,639,334,066.10 82,431.91
85,000.00 — 89,999.99 1,873,165 140,669,417 90.30449 163,773,160,357.76 87,431.25
90,000.00 — 94,999.99 1,617,254 142,286,671 91.34271 149,463,631,096.84 92,418.16
95,000.00 — 99,999.99 1,402,053 143,688,724 92.24277 136,614,877,209.07 97,439.17
100,000.00 — 104,999.99 1,229,162 144,917,886 93.03185 125,888,071,678.53 102,417.80
105,000.00 — 109,999.99 1,041,264 145,959,150 93.70030 111,869,716,730.65 107,436.46
110,000.00 — 114,999.99 914,048 146,873,198 94.28708 102,769,032,962.11 112,432.86
115,000.00 — 119,999.99 799,496 147,672,694 94.80033 93,895,453,365.83 117,443.31
120,000.00 — 124,999.99 719,798 148,392,492 95.26241 88,108,623,693.99 122,407.43
125,000.00 — 129,999.99 626,590 149,019,082 95.66466 79,847,785,243.54 127,432.27
130,000.00 — 134,999.99 555,283 149,574,365 96.02113 73,528,982,819.61 132,417.13
135,000.00 — 139,999.99 483,898 150,058,263 96.33178 66,505,565,747.55 137,437.16
140,000.00 — 144,999.99 433,681 150,491,944 96.61018 61,778,040,589.92 142,450.42
145,000.00 — 149,999.99 391,030 150,882,974 96.86121 57,663,715,129.94 147,466.22
150,000.00 — 154,999.99 353,108 151,236,082 97.08789 53,809,181,975.64 152,387.32
155,000.00 — 159,999.99 307,299 151,543,381 97.28517 48,379,154,675.10 157,433.49
160,000.00 — 164,999.99 271,993 151,815,374 97.45978 44,178,224,446.76 162,424.12
165,000.00 — 169,999.99 245,137 152,060,511 97.61714 41,048,141,226.33 167,449.80
170,000.00 — 174,999.99 219,905 152,280,416 97.75832 37,923,400,169.10 172,453.56
175,000.00 — 179,999.99 200,406 152,480,822 97.88697 35,557,443,971.46 177,427.04
180,000.00 — 184,999.99 185,956 152,666,778 98.00635 33,917,939,985.51 182,397.66
185,000.00 — 189,999.99 164,703 152,831,481 98.11208 30,872,961,835.03 187,446.26
190,000.00 — 194,999.99 152,007 152,983,488 98.20966 29,254,515,357.17 192,455.05
195,000.00 — 199,999.99 142,889 153,126,377 98.30139 28,217,116,050.47 197,475.78
200,000.00 — 249,999.99 958,080 154,084,457 98.91644 212,718,131,770.48 222,025.44
250,000.00 — 299,999.99 520,439 154,604,896 99.25054 141,720,256,166.76 272,309.06
300,000.00 — 349,999.99 306,130 154,911,026 99.44707 98,854,918,996.06 322,918.10
350,000.00 — 399,999.99 199,616 155,110,642 99.57521 74,542,893,470.43 373,431.46
400,000.00 — 449,999.99 138,283 155,248,925 99.66399 58,542,156,769.92 423,350.35
450,000.00 — 499,999.99 99,577 155,348,502 99.72791 47,165,771,264.74 473,661.30
500,000.00 — 999,999.99 310,753 155,659,255 99.92740 206,496,972,989.34 664,505.16
1,000,000.00 — 1,499,999.99 57,520 155,716,775 99.96433 69,059,675,758.86 1,200,620.23
1,500,000.00 — 1,999,999.99 21,063 155,737,838 99.97785 36,155,004,386.62 1,716,517.32
2,000,000.00 — 2,499,999.99 10,389 155,748,227 99.98452 23,096,902,224.09 2,223,207.45
2,500,000.00 — 2,999,999.99 6,068 155,754,295 99.98842 16,552,147,469.04 2,727,776.45
3,000,000.00 — 3,499,999.99 4,073 155,758,368 99.99103 13,161,734,400.78 3,231,459.46
3,500,000.00 — 3,999,999.99 2,827 155,761,195 99.99284 10,553,376,584.03 3,733,065.65
4,000,000.00 — 4,499,999.99 1,973 155,763,168 99.99411 8,355,942,195.01 4,235,145.56
4,500,000.00 — 4,999,999.99 1,416 155,764,584 99.99502 6,702,335,724.80 4,733,287.94
5,000,000.00 — 9,999,999.99 5,359 155,769,943 99.99846 36,086,602,354.52 6,733,831.38
10,000,000.00 — 19,999,999.99 1,723 155,771,666 99.99957 23,178,891,061.01 13,452,635.55
20,000,000.00 — 49,999,999.99 565 155,772,231 99.99993 16,114,956,321.52 28,522,046.59
50,000,000.00 and over 110 155,772,341 100.00000 12,286,086,101.65 111,691,691.83

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