Annual Statistical Supplement, 2012

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Retired Workers

Table 5.B1 Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit without reduction for early retirement and with delayed retirement credit, by age and sex, December 2011
Age All retired workers Men Women
Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 2,941,500 1,398.39 1,559.05 1,618,684 1,589.27 1,718.13 1,322,816 1,164.82 1,364.38
66–69 218,351 1,545.21 1,650.14 121,767 1,722.44 1,824.30 96,584 1,321.77 1,430.56
66 4,148 1,647.86 1,683.09 2,410 1,852.94 1,883.01 1,738 1,363.49 1,405.88
67 54,957 1,595.59 1,657.94 31,682 1,763.49 1,821.36 23,275 1,367.06 1,435.49
68 76,500 1,560.38 1,665.50 43,204 1,735.10 1,837.99 33,296 1,333.66 1,441.68
69 82,746 1,492.57 1,629.10 44,471 1,673.82 1,809.92 38,275 1,281.98 1,419.01
70–74 401,437 1,328.13 1,553.43 174,676 1,521.88 1,724.25 226,761 1,178.88 1,421.85
70 97,562 1,462.20 1,706.89 46,337 1,674.27 1,912.85 51,225 1,270.37 1,520.59
71 87,591 1,383.39 1,614.96 39,381 1,585.80 1,799.57 48,210 1,218.05 1,464.16
72 78,420 1,302.76 1,527.92 33,660 1,483.02 1,680.48 44,760 1,167.20 1,413.19
73 71,166 1,244.58 1,452.55 29,091 1,412.05 1,584.11 42,075 1,128.79 1,361.58
74 66,698 1,178.43 1,385.81 26,207 1,328.24 1,489.39 40,491 1,081.48 1,318.77
75–79 704,511 1,384.60 1,516.60 394,858 1,578.57 1,676.20 309,653 1,137.26 1,313.09
75 59,447 1,119.64 1,309.63 23,265 1,238.92 1,372.58 36,182 1,042.95 1,269.15
76 58,668 1,095.43 1,279.29 22,851 1,218.16 1,340.91 35,817 1,017.13 1,239.97
77 206,064 1,448.63 1,539.26 123,803 1,625.68 1,681.47 82,261 1,182.16 1,325.23
78 193,600 1,430.26 1,558.70 115,058 1,614.66 1,716.46 78,542 1,160.12 1,327.59
79 186,732 1,441.81 1,588.40 109,881 1,634.57 1,762.11 76,851 1,166.20 1,340.04
80–84 802,965 1,402.03 1,572.96 469,324 1,596.51 1,747.34 333,641 1,128.46 1,327.67
80 179,387 1,409.69 1,578.01 105,721 1,600.60 1,753.01 73,666 1,135.71 1,326.85
81 173,495 1,395.34 1,567.21 101,844 1,590.55 1,746.29 71,651 1,117.86 1,312.67
82 159,222 1,382.22 1,561.25 92,878 1,575.27 1,734.97 66,344 1,111.97 1,318.05
83 150,917 1,404.31 1,570.61 86,936 1,605.35 1,748.26 63,981 1,131.15 1,329.23
84 139,944 1,420.59 1,589.49 81,945 1,613.36 1,754.37 57,999 1,148.23 1,356.55
85–89 519,341 1,386.29 1,545.81 301,273 1,567.87 1,685.01 218,068 1,135.44 1,353.48
85 130,066 1,400.88 1,557.34 76,030 1,587.41 1,707.76 54,036 1,138.42 1,345.70
86 108,568 1,425.31 1,590.01 63,025 1,614.68 1,744.84 45,543 1,163.26 1,375.76
87 107,801 1,385.42 1,537.57 62,575 1,566.81 1,674.65 45,226 1,134.44 1,347.91
88 93,185 1,359.00 1,519.65 54,035 1,532.83 1,644.56 39,150 1,119.07 1,347.24
89 79,721 1,342.44 1,508.50 45,608 1,513.55 1,626.57 34,113 1,113.67 1,350.64
90 or older 294,895 1,429.69 1,586.07 156,786 1,607.35 1,710.70 138,109 1,227.99 1,444.58
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B2 Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit without reduction for early retirement and without delayed retirement credit, by age and sex, December 2011
Age All retired workers Men Women
Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 6,383,006 1,345.94 1,404.52 3,555,119 1,581.70 1,583.31 2,827,887 1,049.54 1,179.75
66–69 2,299,937 1,474.71 1,509.92 1,322,483 1,696.05 1,696.94 977,454 1,175.24 1,256.87
66 605,138 1,471.52 1,500.46 346,824 1,680.21 1,680.92 258,314 1,191.32 1,258.16
67 591,635 1,470.21 1,504.12 339,044 1,686.55 1,687.45 252,591 1,179.83 1,258.05
68 582,231 1,476.49 1,514.57 333,959 1,703.31 1,704.28 248,272 1,171.38 1,259.40
69 520,933 1,481.53 1,522.28 302,656 1,716.81 1,717.85 218,277 1,155.29 1,251.11
70–74 1,970,020 1,429.97 1,476.30 1,139,821 1,664.01 1,665.29 830,199 1,108.66 1,216.82
70 446,957 1,476.49 1,519.44 257,665 1,719.05 1,720.08 189,292 1,146.32 1,246.32
71 412,561 1,462.62 1,506.92 237,707 1,702.92 1,704.12 174,854 1,135.94 1,238.85
72 380,822 1,424.34 1,470.72 220,031 1,656.29 1,657.55 160,791 1,106.95 1,215.05
73 368,986 1,401.47 1,450.29 213,638 1,632.16 1,633.64 155,348 1,084.22 1,198.14
74 360,694 1,370.10 1,420.30 210,780 1,593.20 1,594.69 149,914 1,056.43 1,175.11
75–79 1,179,337 1,215.61 1,284.04 655,695 1,434.25 1,436.39 523,642 941.82 1,093.26
75 344,024 1,329.93 1,383.37 202,546 1,541.66 1,543.31 141,478 1,026.82 1,154.41
76 345,384 1,311.60 1,366.22 203,911 1,517.61 1,519.32 141,473 1,014.67 1,145.54
77 187,028 1,078.22 1,164.59 95,622 1,290.04 1,292.87 91,406 856.62 1,030.39
78 157,537 1,062.89 1,151.51 80,480 1,271.73 1,274.52 77,057 844.77 1,023.04
79 145,364 1,059.23 1,150.99 73,136 1,271.81 1,274.87 72,228 843.99 1,025.55
80–84 525,773 1,028.97 1,139.29 260,393 1,249.83 1,253.21 265,380 812.26 1,027.52
80 128,640 1,040.00 1,139.62 64,704 1,252.68 1,255.61 63,936 824.76 1,022.24
81 118,915 1,029.85 1,135.12 59,361 1,244.06 1,247.59 59,554 816.34 1,023.01
82 102,330 1,014.75 1,128.71 50,432 1,235.56 1,238.99 51,898 800.17 1,021.54
83 94,630 1,029.45 1,144.45 45,790 1,258.83 1,262.49 48,840 814.38 1,033.78
84 81,258 1,027.58 1,152.22 40,106 1,261.47 1,264.95 41,152 799.64 1,042.35
85–89 271,595 998.35 1,143.89 126,279 1,230.90 1,234.73 145,316 796.26 1,064.94
85 71,500 1,011.98 1,143.98 35,145 1,241.48 1,244.70 36,355 790.11 1,046.61
86 64,015 1,027.51 1,164.86 30,394 1,262.78 1,266.21 33,621 814.82 1,073.24
87 53,623 988.10 1,138.41 24,495 1,222.87 1,226.73 29,128 790.67 1,064.13
88 44,575 972.51 1,129.26 19,844 1,203.06 1,207.65 24,731 787.51 1,066.36
89 37,882 968.25 1,133.23 16,401 1,194.78 1,199.73 21,481 795.28 1,082.45
90 or older 136,344 1,001.55 1,173.55 50,448 1,232.11 1,238.22 85,896 866.14 1,135.57
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B3 Number and average monthly benefit before and after delayed retirement credit, by age and sex, December 2011
Age All retired workers Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Before delayed retirement credit After delayed retirement credit Before delayed retirement credit After delayed retirement credit Before delayed retirement credit After delayed retirement credit
Total 3,276,245 1,411.89 1,530.52 1,762,875 1,570.01 1,691.02 1,513,370 1,227.70 1,343.57
66–69 220,248 1,551.60 1,646.86 121,967 1,721.64 1,823.80 98,281 1,340.58 1,427.28
66 4,194 1,653.27 1,682.88 2,413 1,852.07 1,883.01 1,781 1,383.92 1,411.74
67 55,178 1,602.71 1,656.76 31,725 1,762.14 1,821.23 23,453 1,387.06 1,434.29
68 76,971 1,567.77 1,663.11 43,265 1,734.52 1,837.56 33,706 1,353.72 1,439.18
69 83,905 1,498.08 1,623.64 44,564 1,673.25 1,809.06 39,341 1,299.66 1,413.60
70–74 414,720 1,331.46 1,543.98 175,158 1,522.03 1,723.10 239,562 1,192.13 1,413.02
70 99,268 1,466.07 1,700.37 46,432 1,674.12 1,912.10 52,836 1,283.25 1,514.30
71 89,703 1,387.50 1,607.67 39,471 1,585.99 1,798.72 50,232 1,231.53 1,457.54
72 81,239 1,306.14 1,518.42 33,767 1,483.38 1,679.31 47,472 1,180.07 1,403.98
73 74,369 1,249.25 1,443.02 29,192 1,412.44 1,582.70 45,177 1,143.80 1,352.77
74 70,141 1,185.79 1,377.87 26,296 1,328.76 1,487.99 43,845 1,100.05 1,311.82
75–79 759,129 1,396.11 1,501.79 419,156 1,569.41 1,662.87 339,973 1,182.45 1,303.18
75 62,597 1,132.11 1,303.96 23,343 1,239.92 1,371.07 39,254 1,068.00 1,264.05
76 61,753 1,110.24 1,274.65 22,943 1,220.25 1,339.45 38,810 1,045.20 1,236.34
77 213,878 1,462.21 1,530.91 126,751 1,621.96 1,676.51 87,127 1,229.82 1,319.09
78 211,834 1,439.36 1,538.60 124,431 1,599.41 1,695.74 87,403 1,211.50 1,314.89
79 209,067 1,448.16 1,561.02 121,688 1,613.04 1,732.01 87,379 1,218.54 1,322.88
80–84 921,881 1,414.60 1,537.33 531,232 1,568.79 1,707.10 390,649 1,204.92 1,306.48
80 203,671 1,417.92 1,546.30 118,858 1,574.63 1,715.53 84,813 1,198.30 1,309.14
81 198,447 1,408.51 1,534.30 115,632 1,562.83 1,705.51 82,815 1,193.03 1,295.24
82 183,884 1,397.47 1,525.02 106,104 1,546.01 1,691.37 77,780 1,194.85 1,298.10
83 172,937 1,421.47 1,536.52 98,358 1,577.75 1,708.42 74,579 1,215.36 1,309.81
84 162,942 1,429.91 1,544.59 92,280 1,585.40 1,714.90 70,662 1,226.85 1,322.18
85–89 608,832 1,405.91 1,501.09 339,028 1,539.31 1,646.55 269,804 1,238.28 1,318.32
85 150,350 1,417.35 1,516.13 84,738 1,561.89 1,672.95 65,612 1,230.68 1,313.59
86 130,213 1,432.45 1,537.46 72,122 1,583.08 1,701.12 58,091 1,245.44 1,334.28
87 125,441 1,406.80 1,494.62 69,913 1,538.85 1,637.99 55,528 1,240.53 1,314.11
88 108,880 1,385.43 1,475.68 60,731 1,503.56 1,605.58 48,149 1,236.45 1,311.83
89 93,948 1,373.36 1,464.73 51,524 1,483.69 1,586.67 42,424 1,239.37 1,316.64
90 or older 351,435 1,456.59 1,536.93 176,334 1,576.93 1,671.30 175,101 1,335.40 1,401.61
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B4 Number, percentage, and average monthly benefit, by year of entitlement as retired worker and sex, December 2011
Year of entitlement All retired workers Men Women
Number Percentage distribution Cumulative percentage a Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Percentage distribution Cumulative percentage a Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Percentage distribution Cumulative percentage a Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 35,599,569 100.0 . . . 1,228.57 18,043,009 100.0 . . . 1,381.38 17,556,560 100.0 . . . 1,071.53
  Summary data
2010–2011 4,860,548 13.7 . . . 1,258.52 2,521,044 14.0 . . . 1,434.92 2,339,504 13.3 . . . 1,068.44
2005–2009 9,912,313 27.8 . . . 1,261.07 5,133,476 28.5 . . . 1,440.94 4,778,837 27.2 . . . 1,067.85
2000–2004 7,457,970 20.9 . . . 1,248.82 3,923,827 21.7 . . . 1,421.45 3,534,143 20.1 . . . 1,057.15
1995–1999 5,538,780 15.6 . . . 1,183.07 2,859,523 15.8 . . . 1,320.54 2,679,257 15.3 . . . 1,036.34
1990–1994 4,077,636 11.5 . . . 1,183.42 2,057,263 11.4 . . . 1,289.79 2,020,373 11.5 . . . 1,075.11
1985–1989 2,463,569 6.9 . . . 1,169.73 1,103,168 6.1 . . . 1,233.20 1,360,401 7.7 . . . 1,118.25
1980–1984 1,014,811 2.9 . . . 1,197.18 375,865 2.1 . . . 1,210.88 638,946 3.6 . . . 1,189.12
1975–1979 240,418 0.7 . . . 1,223.46 63,358 0.4 . . . 1,279.61 177,060 1.0 . . . 1,203.37
1973–1974 22,278 0.1 . . . 1,115.31 3,969 (L) . . . 1,111.26 18,309 0.1 . . . 1,116.18
Before 1973 11,246 (L) . . . 1,055.52 1,516 (L) . . . 1,026.83 9,730 0.1 . . . 1,059.99
  Single-year data
2011 2,387,636 6.7 6.7 1,254.03 1,231,965 6.8 6.8 1,431.30 1,155,671 6.6 6.6 1,065.06
2010 2,472,912 6.9 13.7 1,262.87 1,289,079 7.1 13.9 1,438.39 1,183,833 6.7 13.3 1,071.73
2009 2,528,606 7.1 20.8 1,262.14 1,328,218 7.4 21.3 1,440.39 1,200,388 6.8 20.1 1,064.90
2008 2,066,162 5.8 26.6 1,270.40 1,067,539 5.9 27.2 1,453.71 998,623 5.7 25.8 1,074.44
2007 1,826,129 5.1 31.7 1,268.97 941,295 5.2 32.4 1,451.57 884,834 5.0 30.8 1,074.72
2006 1,754,144 4.9 36.6 1,259.60 901,844 5.0 37.4 1,441.00 852,300 4.9 35.7 1,067.66
2005 1,737,272 4.9 41.5 1,241.60 894,580 5.0 42.4 1,415.26 842,692 4.8 40.5 1,057.24
2004 1,612,389 4.5 46.0 1,247.79 834,538 4.6 47.0 1,426.63 777,851 4.4 44.9 1,055.93
2003 1,498,891 4.2 50.3 1,257.20 782,048 4.3 51.4 1,435.89 716,843 4.1 49.0 1,062.26
2002 1,474,627 4.1 54.4 1,255.13 776,958 4.3 55.7 1,429.14 697,669 4.0 53.1 1,061.35
2001 1,392,043 3.9 58.3 1,229.52 734,925 4.1 59.8 1,392.87 657,118 3.7 56.8 1,046.82
2000 1,480,020 4.2 62.5 1,253.31 795,358 4.4 64.2 1,420.71 684,662 3.9 60.7 1,058.84
1999 1,266,118 3.6 66.0 1,206.33 666,100 3.7 67.9 1,358.55 600,018 3.4 64.1 1,037.35
1998 1,147,493 3.2 69.2 1,178.24 593,062 3.3 71.2 1,320.48 554,431 3.2 67.3 1,026.09
1997 1,091,604 3.1 72.3 1,174.52 559,418 3.1 74.3 1,311.69 532,186 3.0 70.3 1,030.33
1996 1,056,332 3.0 75.3 1,173.58 532,648 3.0 77.3 1,301.70 523,684 3.0 73.3 1,043.27
1995 977,233 2.7 78.0 1,178.39 508,295 2.8 80.1 1,300.27 468,938 2.7 76.0 1,046.27
1994 930,407 2.6 80.6 1,181.89 479,592 2.7 82.8 1,300.45 450,815 2.6 78.6 1,055.76
1993 876,058 2.5 83.1 1,180.72 448,306 2.5 85.3 1,291.14 427,752 2.4 81.0 1,064.98
1992 832,392 2.3 85.4 1,183.65 422,514 2.3 87.6 1,288.33 409,878 2.3 83.3 1,075.74
1991 750,966 2.1 87.6 1,184.38 374,986 2.1 89.7 1,281.90 375,980 2.1 85.4 1,087.13
1990 687,813 1.9 89.5 1,187.63 331,865 1.8 91.5 1,283.35 355,948 2.0 87.4 1,098.39
1989 615,182 1.7 91.2 1,178.23 289,266 1.6 93.1 1,262.25 325,916 1.9 89.3 1,103.66
1988 548,529 1.5 92.8 1,169.01 250,019 1.4 94.5 1,240.55 298,510 1.7 91.0 1,109.10
1987 493,830 1.4 94.1 1,171.62 219,370 1.2 95.7 1,234.98 274,460 1.6 92.6 1,120.98
1986 440,500 1.2 95.4 1,165.11 191,509 1.1 96.8 1,212.77 248,991 1.4 94.0 1,128.46
1985 365,528 1.0 96.4 1,159.48 153,004 0.8 97.6 1,189.30 212,524 1.2 95.2 1,138.02
1984 296,255 0.8 97.2 1,160.48 118,274 0.7 98.3 1,175.28 177,981 1.0 96.2 1,150.64
1983 251,376 0.7 97.9 1,181.49 96,517 0.5 98.8 1,189.98 154,859 0.9 97.1 1,176.20
1982 198,301 0.6 98.5 1,199.90 72,160 0.4 99.2 1,204.13 126,141 0.7 97.8 1,197.48
1981 150,688 0.4 98.9 1,245.10 51,789 0.3 99.5 1,272.67 98,899 0.6 98.4 1,230.66
1980 118,191 0.3 99.3 1,256.87 37,125 0.2 99.7 1,305.51 81,066 0.5 98.9 1,234.59
1979 85,968 0.2 99.5 1,260.60 24,738 0.1 99.8 1,324.99 61,230 0.3 99.2 1,234.58
1978 60,341 0.2 99.7 1,238.36 16,116 0.1 99.9 1,292.54 44,225 0.3 99.5 1,218.62
1977 40,576 0.1 99.8 1,203.29 10,487 0.1 100.0 1,258.24 30,089 0.2 99.7 1,184.13
1976 32,253 0.1 99.9 1,175.02 7,405 (L) 100.0 1,208.15 24,848 0.1 99.8 1,165.15
1975 21,280 0.1 99.9 1,143.11 4,612 (L) 100.0 1,154.42 16,668 0.1 99.9 1,139.99
1974 13,710 (L) 100.0 1,126.72 2,546 (L) 100.0 1,117.59 11,164 0.1 100.0 1,128.80
1973 8,568 (L) 100.0 1,097.05 1,423 (L) 100.0 1,099.95 7,145 (L) 100.0 1,096.47
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable; (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
a. Represents those entitled in specified year or later.
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Table 5.B5 Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1940–2011, selected years
Year Number (thousands) Average age Percentage distribution
Total, 62 or older 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85 or older
  Men
1940 99 68.8 100.0 . . . 74.4 17.4 6.4 1.6 0.2
1945 447 71.7 100.0 . . . 39.9 40.2 15.1 4.0 0.7
1950 1,469 72.2 100.0 . . . 39.1 33.7 20.2 5.9 1.2
1955 3,252 72.7 100.0 . . . 35.7 34.8 20.0 7.6 1.9
1960 5,217 73.2 100.0 . . . 33.8 33.1 21.1 9.0 3.1
1965 6,825 72.9 100.0 6.9 29.7 29.5 19.9 9.9 4.1
1970 7,688 72.6 100.0 7.5 30.1 26.9 19.6 10.6 5.3
1975 9,163 72.3 100.0 9.3 32.2 25.6 17.1 10.1 5.7
1980 10,461 72.2 100.0 9.5 32.1 25.8 16.9 9.5 6.1
1985 11,817 72.3 100.0 10.9 30.2 25.9 17.3 9.6 6.1
1986 12,080 72.4 100.0 10.9 30.3 25.7 17.3 9.7 6.1
1987 12,295 72.4 100.0 10.9 30.2 25.5 17.4 9.9 6.1
1988 12,483 72.4 100.0 10.7 30.0 25.5 17.6 10.0 6.2
1989 12,718 72.5 100.0 10.5 30.1 25.2 17.8 10.1 6.3
1990 12,985 72.5 100.0 10.3 30.0 25.3 17.8 10.2 6.4
1991 13,227 72.6 100.0 10.2 29.5 25.7 17.9 10.3 6.4
1992 13,474 72.7 100.0 10.0 29.2 25.8 17.8 10.5 6.6
1993 13,649 72.8 100.0 9.9 28.9 25.9 17.9 10.7 6.8
1994 13,795 72.8 100.0 9.8 28.3 26.2 17.9 10.9 6.9
1995 13,915 72.9 100.0 9.5 28.0 26.1 18.3 11.1 7.0
1996 14,012 73.1 100.0 9.2 27.6 25.8 18.9 11.3 7.2
1997 14,126 73.2 100.0 9.0 27.2 25.8 19.2 11.4 7.4
1998 14,206 73.3 100.0 9.0 26.6 25.6 19.5 11.6 7.6
1999 14,329 73.3 100.0 9.1 26.4 25.2 19.8 11.7 7.8
2000 14,772 73.2 100.0 9.0 27.6 24.6 19.3 11.7 7.8
2001 14,930 73.3 100.0 8.9 27.6 24.3 19.1 12.1 7.9
2002 15,070 73.3 100.0 8.8 27.9 24.0 19.1 12.4 7.8
2003 15,254 73.3 100.0 8.7 27.9 23.5 19.0 12.6 8.2
2004 15,438 73.4 100.0 8.9 27.7 23.4 18.8 12.8 8.4
2005 15,654 73.4 100.0 9.1 27.4 23.2 18.7 12.8 8.7
2006 15,869 73.5 100.0 9.0 27.5 23.2 18.5 12.8 9.1
2007 16,112 73.5 100.0 8.5 27.8 23.3 18.3 12.8 9.3
2008 16,456 73.5 100.0 8.3 28.0 23.6 17.9 12.7 9.5
2009 17,067 73.4 100.0 9.1 28.2 23.3 17.5 12.4 9.6
2010 17,582 73.4 100.0 9.7 28.0 23.3 17.1 12.2 9.6
2011 18,043 73.4 100.0 9.4 28.3 23.6 17.0 12.0 9.7
  Women
1940 13 68.1 100.0 . . . 82.6 12.8 3.9 0.6 (L)
1945 71 70.8 100.0 . . . 47.1 40.0 10.2 2.3 0.3
1950 302 71.1 100.0 . . . 48.4 32.9 15.0 3.2 0.5
1955 1,222 71.3 100.0 . . . 47.8 32.3 14.6 4.4 0.8
1960 2,845 71.0 100.0 12.6 36.3 29.0 15.0 5.6 1.6
1965 4,276 71.8 100.0 12.2 31.6 28.1 17.6 7.7 2.8
1970 5,661 72.0 100.0 11.5 30.1 25.4 18.7 10.0 4.4
1975 7,424 72.2 100.0 11.8 30.4 24.2 16.9 10.6 6.1
1980 9,101 72.6 100.0 11.2 29.2 24.2 17.1 10.6 7.7
1985 10,615 73.3 100.0 11.0 26.9 23.9 17.9 11.4 8.8
1986 10,901 73.3 100.0 10.8 26.7 23.8 18.0 11.7 9.0
1987 11,145 73.4 100.0 10.7 26.4 23.6 18.1 11.9 9.3
1988 11,944 73.5 100.0 10.5 26.0 23.6 18.2 12.2 9.5
1989 11,608 73.6 100.0 10.2 26.1 23.1 18.4 12.4 9.8
1990 11,842 73.7 100.0 9.9 25.9 23.0 18.5 12.5 10.2
1991 12,048 73.9 100.0 9.5 25.4 23.2 18.6 12.7 10.5
1992 12,272 74.0 100.0 9.3 25.2 23.1 18.5 12.9 10.9
1993 12,447 74.1 100.0 9.0 24.9 23.0 18.6 13.1 11.3
1994 12,607 74.2 100.0 9.0 24.3 23.2 18.4 13.4 11.6
1995 12,757 74.3 100.0 8.8 24.0 23.2 18.5 13.5 11.9
1996 12,887 74.4 100.0 8.7 23.6 22.9 18.8 13.7 12.2
1997 13,155 74.5 100.0 8.6 23.2 23.0 19.0 13.8 12.5
1998 13,304 74.6 100.0 8.7 22.8 22.8 19.0 13.9 12.8
1999 13,453 74.6 100.0 8.8 22.8 22.3 19.3 13.8 13.0
2000 13,734 74.6 100.0 8.9 23.4 21.9 19.1 13.8 13.0
2001 13,912 74.6 100.0 8.9 23.6 21.6 18.8 13.9 13.1
2002 14,096 74.6 100.0 8.8 23.9 21.3 18.7 14.0 13.3
2003 14,294 74.5 100.0 8.8 24.3 21.0 18.5 14.0 13.4
2004 14,534 74.5 100.0 9.0 24.4 20.9 18.1 14.1 13.4
2005 14,821 74.5 100.0 9.4 24.4 20.8 17.8 14.1 13.5
2006 15,107 74.5 100.0 9.4 24.8 20.9 17.5 13.9 13.7
2007 15,416 74.5 100.0 9.0 25.3 21.1 17.2 13.7 13.8
2008 15,818 74.4 100.0 8.9 25.8 21.5 16.7 13.5 13.7
2009 16,447 74.2 100.0 9.6 26.1 21.4 16.3 12.9 13.6
2010 17,011 74.1 100.0 10.2 26.0 21.5 16.1 12.6 13.5
2011 17,557 74.1 100.0 10.0 26.5 21.9 16.0 12.2 13.4
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Data for 1988 and 1990–2005 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable; (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B6 Number and percentage distribution with and without reduction for early retirement, by sex and monthly benefit, December 2011
Sex and monthly benefit (dollars) Total With reduction for early retirement Without reduction for early retirement
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All retired workers 35,599,569 100.0 26,275,063 100.0 9,324,506 100.0
Less than 400.00 1,525,398 4.3 1,209,341 4.6 316,057 3.4
400.00–449.90 341,689 1.0 267,439 1.0 74,250 0.8
450.00–499.90 397,463 1.1 328,286 1.2 69,177 0.7
500.00–549.90 550,834 1.5 476,787 1.8 74,047 0.8
550.00–599.90 749,156 2.1 651,896 2.5 97,260 1.0
600.00–649.90 926,217 2.6 794,887 3.0 131,330 1.4
650.00–699.90 1,112,088 3.1 955,700 3.6 156,388 1.7
700.00–749.90 1,194,202 3.4 1,005,413 3.8 188,789 2.0
750.00–799.90 1,217,764 3.4 1,013,479 3.9 204,285 2.2
800.00–849.90 1,224,191 3.4 1,000,213 3.8 223,978 2.4
850.00–899.90 1,165,403 3.3 932,995 3.6 232,408 2.5
900.00–949.90 1,109,653 3.1 867,683 3.3 241,970 2.6
950.00–999.90 1,088,848 3.1 843,807 3.2 245,041 2.6
1,000.00–1,049.90 1,090,795 3.1 842,345 3.2 248,450 2.7
1,050.00–1,099.90 1,105,223 3.1 854,714 3.3 250,509 2.7
1,100.00–1,149.90 1,137,388 3.2 879,569 3.3 257,819 2.8
1,150.00–1,199.90 1,181,172 3.3 919,681 3.5 261,491 2.8
1,200.00–1,249.90 1,223,281 3.4 959,177 3.7 264,104 2.8
1,250.00–1,299.90 1,234,820 3.5 977,628 3.7 257,192 2.8
1,300.00–1,349.90 1,355,935 3.8 1,093,883 4.2 262,052 2.8
1,350.00–1,399.90 1,366,182 3.8 1,101,239 4.2 264,943 2.8
1,400.00–1,449.90 1,254,533 3.5 991,549 3.8 262,984 2.8
1,450.00–1,499.90 1,297,081 3.6 1,029,965 3.9 267,116 2.9
1,500.00–1,549.90 1,270,680 3.6 1,000,057 3.8 270,623 2.9
1,550.00–1,599.90 1,186,659 3.3 915,010 3.5 271,649 2.9
1,600.00–1,649.90 1,127,951 3.2 829,591 3.2 298,360 3.2
1,650.00–1,699.90 1,045,658 2.9 736,192 2.8 309,466 3.3
1,700.00–1,749.90 883,933 2.5 596,016 2.3 287,917 3.1
1,750.00–1,799.90 732,494 2.1 458,566 1.7 273,928 2.9
1,800.00–1,849.90 612,685 1.7 354,411 1.3 258,274 2.8
1,850.00–1,899.90 524,103 1.5 284,058 1.1 240,045 2.6
1,900.00–1,949.90 497,234 1.4 230,946 0.9 266,288 2.9
1,950.00–1,999.90 437,826 1.2 187,842 0.7 249,984 2.7
2,000.00 or more 2,431,030 6.8 684,698 2.6 1,746,332 18.7
Average benefit (dollars) 1,228.57 1,148.83 1,453.27
Men 18,043,009 100.0 12,869,206 100.0 5,173,803 100.0
Less than 400.00 740,584 4.1 580,830 4.5 159,754 3.1
400.00–449.90 144,548 0.8 109,457 0.9 35,091 0.7
450.00–499.90 153,329 0.8 121,709 0.9 31,620 0.6
500.00–549.90 191,883 1.1 160,221 1.2 31,662 0.6
550.00–599.90 238,663 1.3 199,870 1.6 38,793 0.7
600.00–649.90 261,897 1.5 212,021 1.6 49,876 1.0
650.00–699.90 280,725 1.6 223,402 1.7 57,323 1.1
700.00–749.90 295,265 1.6 230,074 1.8 65,191 1.3
750.00–799.90 308,475 1.7 241,277 1.9 67,198 1.3
800.00–849.90 324,501 1.8 254,094 2.0 70,407 1.4
850.00–899.90 340,794 1.9 268,828 2.1 71,966 1.4
900.00–949.90 362,353 2.0 286,700 2.2 75,653 1.5
950.00–999.90 387,584 2.1 310,188 2.4 77,396 1.5
1,000.00–1,049.90 419,281 2.3 336,429 2.6 82,852 1.6
1,050.00–1,099.90 452,505 2.5 366,796 2.9 85,709 1.7
1,100.00–1,149.90 494,733 2.7 403,149 3.1 91,584 1.8
1,150.00–1,199.90 548,288 3.0 452,422 3.5 95,866 1.9
1,200.00–1,249.90 596,510 3.3 495,106 3.8 101,404 2.0
1,250.00–1,299.90 639,430 3.5 533,341 4.1 106,089 2.1
1,300.00–1,349.90 769,893 4.3 656,352 5.1 113,541 2.2
1,350.00–1,399.90 797,634 4.4 677,688 5.3 119,946 2.3
1,400.00–1,449.90 752,102 4.2 624,403 4.9 127,699 2.5
1,450.00–1,499.90 815,583 4.5 675,659 5.3 139,924 2.7
1,500.00–1,549.90 828,629 4.6 677,199 5.3 151,430 2.9
1,550.00–1,599.90 799,720 4.4 638,686 5.0 161,034 3.1
1,600.00–1,649.90 775,162 4.3 586,989 4.6 188,173 3.6
1,650.00–1,699.90 734,261 4.1 530,408 4.1 203,853 3.9
1,700.00–1,749.90 634,488 3.5 438,868 3.4 195,620 3.8
1,750.00–1,799.90 524,019 2.9 332,220 2.6 191,799 3.7
1,800.00–1,849.90 436,293 2.4 251,342 2.0 184,951 3.6
1,850.00–1,899.90 374,567 2.1 200,261 1.6 174,306 3.4
1,900.00–1,949.90 359,296 2.0 163,158 1.3 196,138 3.8
1,950.00–1,999.90 322,726 1.8 134,707 1.0 188,019 3.6
2,000.00 or more 1,937,288 10.7 495,352 3.8 1,441,936 27.9
Average benefit (dollars) 1,381.38 1,283.24 1,625.49
Women 17,556,560 100.0 13,405,857 100.0 4,150,703 100.0
Less than 400.00 784,814 4.5 628,511 4.7 156,303 3.8
400.00–449.90 197,141 1.1 157,982 1.2 39,159 0.9
450.00–499.90 244,134 1.4 206,577 1.5 37,557 0.9
500.00–549.90 358,951 2.0 316,566 2.4 42,385 1.0
550.00–599.90 510,493 2.9 452,026 3.4 58,467 1.4
600.00–649.90 664,320 3.8 582,866 4.3 81,454 2.0
650.00–699.90 831,363 4.7 732,298 5.5 99,065 2.4
700.00–749.90 898,937 5.1 775,339 5.8 123,598 3.0
750.00–799.90 909,289 5.2 772,202 5.8 137,087 3.3
800.00–849.90 899,690 5.1 746,119 5.6 153,571 3.7
850.00–899.90 824,609 4.7 664,167 5.0 160,442 3.9
900.00–949.90 747,300 4.3 580,983 4.3 166,317 4.0
950.00–999.90 701,264 4.0 533,619 4.0 167,645 4.0
1,000.00–1,049.90 671,514 3.8 505,916 3.8 165,598 4.0
1,050.00–1,099.90 652,718 3.7 487,918 3.6 164,800 4.0
1,100.00–1,149.90 642,655 3.7 476,420 3.6 166,235 4.0
1,150.00–1,199.90 632,884 3.6 467,259 3.5 165,625 4.0
1,200.00–1,249.90 626,771 3.6 464,071 3.5 162,700 3.9
1,250.00–1,299.90 595,390 3.4 444,287 3.3 151,103 3.6
1,300.00–1,349.90 586,042 3.3 437,531 3.3 148,511 3.6
1,350.00–1,399.90 568,548 3.2 423,551 3.2 144,997 3.5
1,400.00–1,449.90 502,431 2.9 367,146 2.7 135,285 3.3
1,450.00–1,499.90 481,498 2.7 354,306 2.6 127,192 3.1
1,500.00–1,549.90 442,051 2.5 322,858 2.4 119,193 2.9
1,550.00–1,599.90 386,939 2.2 276,324 2.1 110,615 2.7
1,600.00–1,649.90 352,789 2.0 242,602 1.8 110,187 2.7
1,650.00–1,699.90 311,397 1.8 205,784 1.5 105,613 2.5
1,700.00–1,749.90 249,445 1.4 157,148 1.2 92,297 2.2
1,750.00–1,799.90 208,475 1.2 126,346 0.9 82,129 2.0
1,800.00–1,849.90 176,392 1.0 103,069 0.8 73,323 1.8
1,850.00–1,899.90 149,536 0.9 83,797 0.6 65,739 1.6
1,900.00–1,949.90 137,938 0.8 67,788 0.5 70,150 1.7
1,950.00–1,999.90 115,100 0.7 53,135 0.4 61,965 1.5
2,000.00 or more 493,742 2.8 189,346 1.4 304,396 7.3
Average benefit (dollars) 1,071.53 1,019.81 1,238.59
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B7 Number and percentage distribution with and without reduction for early retirement, by sex and primary insurance amount, December 2011
Sex and primary insurance amount (dollars) Total With reduction for early retirement Without reduction for early retirement
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All retired workers 35,599,569 100.0 26,275,063 100.0 9,324,506 100.0
Less than 400.00 2,219,374 6.2 1,760,429 6.7 458,945 4.9
400.00–449.90 555,491 1.6 442,864 1.7 112,627 1.2
450.00–499.90 508,756 1.4 408,239 1.6 100,517 1.1
500.00–549.90 523,938 1.5 417,512 1.6 106,426 1.1
550.00–599.90 672,606 1.9 525,025 2.0 147,581 1.6
600.00–649.90 837,639 2.4 639,943 2.4 197,696 2.1
650.00–699.90 937,673 2.6 717,297 2.7 220,376 2.4
700.00–749.90 1,143,828 3.2 892,515 3.4 251,313 2.7
750.00–799.90 1,125,191 3.2 877,758 3.3 247,433 2.7
800.00–849.90 1,075,612 3.0 829,073 3.2 246,539 2.6
850.00–899.90 1,046,144 2.9 799,905 3.0 246,239 2.6
900.00–949.90 1,027,691 2.9 777,310 3.0 250,381 2.7
950.00–999.90 990,758 2.8 745,022 2.8 245,736 2.6
1,000.00–1,049.90 983,543 2.8 732,261 2.8 251,282 2.7
1,050.00–1,099.90 951,580 2.7 705,143 2.7 246,437 2.6
1,100.00–1,149.90 941,901 2.6 693,032 2.6 248,869 2.7
1,150.00–1,199.90 921,066 2.6 676,120 2.6 244,946 2.6
1,200.00–1,249.90 903,429 2.5 664,371 2.5 239,058 2.6
1,250.00–1,299.90 900,937 2.5 659,360 2.5 241,577 2.6
1,300.00–1,349.90 890,571 2.5 653,414 2.5 237,157 2.5
1,350.00–1,399.90 892,779 2.5 655,742 2.5 237,037 2.5
1,400.00–1,449.90 893,973 2.5 658,548 2.5 235,425 2.5
1,450.00–1,499.90 922,269 2.6 679,797 2.6 242,472 2.6
1,500.00–1,549.90 937,464 2.6 686,311 2.6 251,153 2.7
1,550.00–1,599.90 939,406 2.6 682,214 2.6 257,192 2.8
1,600.00–1,649.90 1,060,382 3.0 764,925 2.9 295,457 3.2
1,650.00–1,699.90 1,120,057 3.1 812,237 3.1 307,820 3.3
1,700.00–1,749.90 1,024,334 2.9 741,321 2.8 283,013 3.0
1,750.00–1,799.90 916,064 2.6 647,644 2.5 268,420 2.9
1,800.00–1,849.90 815,197 2.3 559,419 2.1 255,778 2.7
1,850.00–1,899.90 741,594 2.1 509,097 1.9 232,497 2.5
1,900.00–1,949.90 856,567 2.4 593,812 2.3 262,755 2.8
1,950.00–1,999.90 859,613 2.4 627,776 2.4 231,837 2.5
2,000.00 or more 4,462,142 12.5 3,039,627 11.6 1,422,515 15.3
Average primary insurance amount (dollars) 1,283.49 1,255.46 1,362.49
Men 18,043,009 100.0 12,869,206 100.0 5,173,803 100.0
Less than 400.00 597,028 3.3 426,560 3.3 170,468 3.3
400.00–449.90 134,423 0.7 97,754 0.8 36,669 0.7
450.00–499.90 124,983 0.7 92,572 0.7 32,411 0.6
500.00–549.90 123,857 0.7 90,962 0.7 32,895 0.6
550.00–599.90 145,476 0.8 103,738 0.8 41,738 0.8
600.00–649.90 171,097 0.9 117,501 0.9 53,596 1.0
650.00–699.90 196,266 1.1 135,797 1.1 60,469 1.2
700.00–749.90 251,355 1.4 182,088 1.4 69,267 1.3
750.00–799.90 254,747 1.4 185,730 1.4 69,017 1.3
800.00–849.90 255,407 1.4 184,729 1.4 70,678 1.4
850.00–899.90 261,119 1.4 188,460 1.5 72,659 1.4
900.00–949.90 271,606 1.5 195,263 1.5 76,343 1.5
950.00–999.90 279,170 1.5 201,869 1.6 77,301 1.5
1,000.00–1,049.90 296,922 1.6 213,302 1.7 83,620 1.6
1,050.00–1,099.90 310,688 1.7 224,740 1.7 85,948 1.7
1,100.00–1,149.90 333,261 1.8 240,761 1.9 92,500 1.8
1,150.00–1,199.90 353,299 2.0 256,430 2.0 96,869 1.9
1,200.00–1,249.90 375,386 2.1 274,147 2.1 101,239 2.0
1,250.00–1,299.90 407,497 2.3 297,689 2.3 109,808 2.1
1,300.00–1,349.90 436,936 2.4 321,423 2.5 115,513 2.2
1,350.00–1,399.90 474,098 2.6 350,499 2.7 123,599 2.4
1,400.00–1,449.90 514,604 2.9 382,577 3.0 132,027 2.6
1,450.00–1,499.90 574,110 3.2 427,930 3.3 146,180 2.8
1,500.00–1,549.90 620,625 3.4 459,061 3.6 161,564 3.1
1,550.00–1,599.90 652,094 3.6 476,981 3.7 175,113 3.4
1,600.00–1,649.90 783,241 4.3 571,506 4.4 211,735 4.1
1,650.00–1,699.90 862,763 4.8 634,282 4.9 228,481 4.4
1,700.00–1,749.90 805,457 4.5 589,189 4.6 216,268 4.2
1,750.00–1,799.90 725,726 4.0 515,175 4.0 210,551 4.1
1,800.00–1,849.90 645,297 3.6 440,679 3.4 204,618 4.0
1,850.00–1,899.90 588,270 3.3 401,556 3.1 186,714 3.6
1,900.00–1,949.90 671,862 3.7 462,934 3.6 208,928 4.0
1,950.00–1,999.90 679,324 3.8 493,913 3.8 185,411 3.6
2,000.00 or more 3,865,015 21.4 2,631,409 20.4 1,233,606 23.8
Average primary insurance amount (dollars) 1,551.34 1,538.18 1,584.07
Women 17,556,560 100.0 13,405,857 100.0 4,150,703 100.0
Less than 400.00 1,622,346 9.2 1,333,869 9.9 288,477 7.0
400.00–449.90 421,068 2.4 345,110 2.6 75,958 1.8
450.00–499.90 383,773 2.2 315,667 2.4 68,106 1.6
500.00–549.90 400,081 2.3 326,550 2.4 73,531 1.8
550.00–599.90 527,130 3.0 421,287 3.1 105,843 2.6
600.00–649.90 666,542 3.8 522,442 3.9 144,100 3.5
650.00–699.90 741,407 4.2 581,500 4.3 159,907 3.9
700.00–749.90 892,473 5.1 710,427 5.3 182,046 4.4
750.00–799.90 870,444 5.0 692,028 5.2 178,416 4.3
800.00–849.90 820,205 4.7 644,344 4.8 175,861 4.2
850.00–899.90 785,025 4.5 611,445 4.6 173,580 4.2
900.00–949.90 756,085 4.3 582,047 4.3 174,038 4.2
950.00–999.90 711,588 4.1 543,153 4.1 168,435 4.1
1,000.00–1,049.90 686,621 3.9 518,959 3.9 167,662 4.0
1,050.00–1,099.90 640,892 3.7 480,403 3.6 160,489 3.9
1,100.00–1,149.90 608,640 3.5 452,271 3.4 156,369 3.8
1,150.00–1,199.90 567,767 3.2 419,690 3.1 148,077 3.6
1,200.00–1,249.90 528,043 3.0 390,224 2.9 137,819 3.3
1,250.00–1,299.90 493,440 2.8 361,671 2.7 131,769 3.2
1,300.00–1,349.90 453,635 2.6 331,991 2.5 121,644 2.9
1,350.00–1,399.90 418,681 2.4 305,243 2.3 113,438 2.7
1,400.00–1,449.90 379,369 2.2 275,971 2.1 103,398 2.5
1,450.00–1,499.90 348,159 2.0 251,867 1.9 96,292 2.3
1,500.00–1,549.90 316,839 1.8 227,250 1.7 89,589 2.2
1,550.00–1,599.90 287,312 1.6 205,233 1.5 82,079 2.0
1,600.00–1,649.90 277,141 1.6 193,419 1.4 83,722 2.0
1,650.00–1,699.90 257,294 1.5 177,955 1.3 79,339 1.9
1,700.00–1,749.90 218,877 1.2 152,132 1.1 66,745 1.6
1,750.00–1,799.90 190,338 1.1 132,469 1.0 57,869 1.4
1,800.00–1,849.90 169,900 1.0 118,740 0.9 51,160 1.2
1,850.00–1,899.90 153,324 0.9 107,541 0.8 45,783 1.1
1,900.00–1,949.90 184,705 1.1 130,878 1.0 53,827 1.3
1,950.00–1,999.90 180,289 1.0 133,863 1.0 46,426 1.1
2,000.00 or more 597,127 3.4 408,218 3.0 188,909 4.6
Average primary insurance amount (dollars) 1,008.22 984.06 1,086.28
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B8 Number and average monthly benefit with and without reduction for early retirement, by sex, December 1956–2011, selected years
Year All retired workers Men Women
Total With reduction for early retirement Without reduction for early retirement Early retirees as a percentage of total Subtotal With reduction for early retirement Without reduction for early retirement Early retirees as a percentage of subtotal Subtotal With reduction for early retirement Without reduction for early retirement Early retirees as a percentage of subtotal
  Number
1956 5,112,430 115,029 4,997,401 2.2 3,572,271 . . . 3,572,271 . . . 1,540,159 115,029 1,425,130 7.5
1960 8,061,469 949,204 7,112,265 11.8 5,216,668 . . . 5,216,668 . . . 2,844,801 949,204 1,895,597 33.4
1965 11,100,584 3,519,198 7,581,386 31.7 6,825,078 1,435,912 5,389,166 21.0 4,275,506 2,083,286 2,192,220 48.7
1970 13,349,175 6,066,880 7,282,295 45.4 7,688,460 2,758,060 4,930,400 35.9 5,660,715 3,308,820 2,351,895 58.5
1980 19,562,085 12,164,887 7,397,198 62.2 10,460,735 5,874,196 4,586,539 54.8 9,101,350 6,290,691 2,810,659 69.1
1985 22,431,930 14,710,971 7,720,959 65.6 11,816,956 7,161,479 4,655,477 60.6 10,614,974 7,549,492 3,065,482 71.1
1990 24,838,100 16,997,861 7,840,239 68.4 12,983,832 8,390,921 4,592,911 64.6 11,854,268 8,606,940 3,247,328 72.6
1995 26,672,806 18,731,443 7,941,363 70.2 13,913,531 9,353,996 4,559,535 67.2 12,759,275 9,377,447 3,381,828 73.5
1996 26,898,072 19,113,994 7,784,078 71.1 14,010,875 9,532,310 4,478,565 68.0 12,887,197 9,581,684 3,305,513 74.4
1997 27,274,572 19,601,286 7,673,286 71.9 14,116,818 9,745,315 4,371,503 69.0 13,157,754 9,855,971 3,301,783 74.9
1998 27,510,535 19,810,871 7,699,664 72.0 14,200,826 9,828,931 4,371,895 69.2 13,309,709 9,981,940 3,327,769 75.0
1999 27,774,677 20,035,120 7,739,557 72.1 14,321,468 9,935,547 4,385,921 69.4 13,453,209 10,099,573 3,353,636 75.1
2000 28,498,945 20,319,520 8,179,425 71.3 14,767,170 10,076,518 4,690,652 68.2 13,731,775 10,243,002 3,488,773 74.6
2001 28,836,774 20,573,931 8,262,843 71.3 14,930,081 10,210,581 4,719,500 68.4 13,906,693 10,363,350 3,543,340 74.5
2002 29,190,137 20,883,715 8,306,422 71.5 15,100,473 10,364,188 4,736,285 68.8 14,089,664 10,519,527 3,570,137 74.7
2003 29,531,611 21,239,589 8,292,022 71.9 15,247,841 10,542,626 4,705,215 69.1 14,283,770 10,696,963 3,586,807 74.9
2004 29,952,465 21,636,057 8,316,408 72.2 15,430,360 10,749,558 4,680,802 69.7 14,522,105 10,886,499 3,635,606 75.0
2005 30,460,836 22,129,099 8,331,737 72.6 15,650,611 10,981,621 4,668,990 70.2 14,810,225 11,147,478 3,662,747 75.3
2006 30,976,143 22,597,344 8,378,799 73.0 15,869,182 11,196,443 4,672,739 70.6 15,106,961 11,400,901 3,706,060 75.5
2007 31,527,728 23,078,917 8,448,811 73.2 16,111,553 11,413,127 4,698,426 70.8 15,416,175 11,665,790 3,750,385 75.7
2008 32,273,651 23,775,246 8,498,405 73.7 16,455,822 11,708,571 4,747,251 71.2 15,817,829 12,066,675 3,751,154 76.3
2009 33,514,013 24,748,391 8,765,622 73.8 17,067,434 12,182,366 4,885,068 71.4 16,466,579 12,566,025 3,880,554 76.4
2010 34,593,080 25,555,808 9,037,272 73.9 17,582,235 12,556,581 5,025,654 71.4 17,010,845 12,999,227 4,011,618 76.4
2011 35,599,569 26,275,063 9,324,506 73.8 18,043,009 12,869,206 5,173,803 71.3 17,556,560 13,405,857 4,150,703 76.4
  Average monthly benefit (dollars)
1956 63.10 48.20 63.40 . . . 68.20 . . . 68.20 . . . 51.20 48.20 51.40 . . .
1960 74.00 55.80 76.50 . . . 81.90 . . . 81.90 . . . 59.70 55.80 61.60 . . .
1965 83.90 70.60 90.10 . . . 92.60 79.40 96.10 . . . 70.10 64.50 75.40 . . .
1970 118.10 103.60 130.20 . . . 130.50 115.30 139.10 . . . 101.20 93.80 111.70 . . .
1980 341.40 310.70 391.80 . . . 380.20 349.50 419.60 . . . 296.80 274.60 346.50 . . .
1985 478.60 424.80 581.20 . . . 538.40 480.50 627.50 . . . 412.10 372.00 511.00 . . .
1990 602.60 537.90 742.80 . . . 679.30 611.20 803.60 . . . 518.60 466.40 656.80 . . .
1995 719.80 649.50 885.60 . . . 810.20 735.40 963.70 . . . 621.20 563.80 780.40 . . .
1996 745.00 678.30 908.70 . . . 838.10 763.10 997.80 . . . 643.70 593.90 788.00 . . .
1997 765.00 705.90 915.90 . . . 860.50 786.60 1,025.10 . . . 662.50 626.10 771.30 . . .
1998 779.70 720.30 932.50 . . . 876.90 802.40 1,044.50 . . . 675.90 639.50 785.40 . . .
1999 804.30 744.40 959.20 . . . 904.60 829.30 1,075.30 . . . 697.50 661.00 807.50 . . .
2000 844.50 778.50 1,008.40 . . . 951.10 867.20 1,131.10 . . . 729.90 691.20 843.40 . . .
2001 874.40 808.50 1,038.70 . . . 984.60 900.70 1,166.00 . . . 756.20 717.60 869.20 . . .
2002 895.00 829.80 1,058.90 . . . 1,007.80 925.20 1,188.50 . . . 774.10 735.80 886.90 . . .
2003 922.10 857.80 1,086.80 . . . 1,038.70 957.50 1,220.60 . . . 797.60 759.50 911.30 . . .
2004 954.90 891.10 1,121.00 . . . 1,076.10 995.40 1,261.50 . . . 826.10 788.00 940.10 . . .
2005 1,002.00 936.90 1,174.80 . . . 1,129.50 1,047.40 1,322.70 . . . 867.30 828.20 986.40 . . .
2006 1,044.40 978.20 1,222.90 . . . 1,177.50 1,094.10 1,377.20 . . . 904.60 864.40 1,028.50 . . .
2007 1,078.60 1,011.30 1,262.30 . . . 1,215.70 1,131.20 1,421.10 . . . 935.20 894.00 1,063.30 . . .
2008 1,152.90 1,080.80 1,354.60 . . . 1,299.10 1,209.80 1,519.50 . . . 1,000.70 955.60 1,145.80 . . .
2009 1,164.30 1,091.10 1,371.10 . . . 1,311.70 1,221.40 1,536.80 . . . 1,011.40 964.70 1,162.50 . . .
2010 1,175.50 1,100.70 1,386.80 . . . 1,323.10 1,231.10 1,552.70 . . . 1,022.90 974.80 1,178.90 . . .
2011 1,228.57 1,148.83 1,453.27 . . . 1,381.38 1,283.24 1,625.49 . . . 1,071.53 1,019.81 1,238.59 . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B9 Number and percentage distribution, by sex, monthly benefit, and age, December 2011
Monthly benefit (dollars) Total, 62 or older 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90 or older
  All retired workers
Total  
Number (thousands) 35,600 3,451 9,756 8,113 5,870 4,314 2,668 1,427
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 400.00 4.3 6.6 4.4 4.0 4.2 3.7 3.3 2.8
400.00–449.90 1.0 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.2
450.00–499.90 1.1 1.5 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2
500.00–549.90 1.5 2.2 1.4 1.2 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5
550.00–599.90 2.1 3.5 1.9 1.7 2.1 2.2 2.3 1.8
600.00–649.90 2.6 3.7 2.3 2.2 2.8 3.1 2.8 2.1
650.00–699.90 3.1 3.8 2.7 2.9 3.8 3.6 2.6 2.2
700.00–749.90 3.4 4.4 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.0 2.6 2.2
750.00–799.90 3.4 4.8 3.7 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.3
800.00–849.90 3.4 4.9 3.8 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.4
850.00–899.90 3.3 4.6 3.5 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.5
900.00–949.90 3.1 3.8 3.3 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.8
950.00–999.90 3.1 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.2
1,000.00–1,049.90 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.6
1,050.00–1,099.90 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.5 4.3
1,100.00–1,149.90 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 3.2 3.5 4.1 5.1
1,150.00–1,199.90 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.8 3.3 3.8 4.7 6.4
1,200.00–1,249.90 3.4 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.4 4.1 6.2 5.9
1,250.00–1,299.90 3.5 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.5 4.6 6.7 5.0
1,300.00–1,349.90 3.8 2.6 2.6 2.8 4.4 6.7 6.2 4.5
1,350.00–1,399.90 3.8 2.6 2.6 2.9 5.5 6.5 4.7 4.2
1,400.00–1,449.90 3.5 2.4 2.7 3.0 5.4 4.5 3.6 3.7
1,450.00–1,499.90 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.7 4.5 3.2 3.4 3.6
1,500.00–1,549.90 3.6 4.2 3.5 4.0 3.3 2.9 3.3 3.5
1,550.00–1,599.90 3.3 3.9 3.4 3.9 2.6 2.6 3.2 3.2
1,600.00–1,649.90 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.7 2.5 2.8 3.0 2.8
1,650.00–1,699.90 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.3 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7
1,700.00–1,749.90 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.1 2.0 1.9
1,750.00–1,799.90 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.7
1,800.00–1,849.90 1.7 1.5 1.9 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.4
1,850.00–1,899.90 1.5 0.8 1.7 2.0 1.4 1.1 0.9 1.2
1,900.00–1,949.90 1.4 0.4 1.9 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.9
1,950.00–1,999.90 1.2 0.3 1.7 1.7 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.8
2,000.00 or more 6.8 0.4 10.2 9.9 4.2 4.5 3.9 5.2
Average benefit (dollars) 1,228.57 1,064.82 1,270.57 1,293.67 1,194.20 1,199.45 1,204.80 1,241.21
  Men
Total  
Number (thousands) 18,043 1,690 5,111 4,262 3,063 2,170 1,217 530
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 400.00 4.1 6.0 4.1 3.9 4.2 3.6 3.2 3.1
400.00–449.90 0.8 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 1.1
450.00–499.90 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.1
500.00–549.90 1.1 1.5 1.0 0.8 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3
550.00–599.90 1.3 2.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4
600.00–649.90 1.5 2.3 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.6
650.00–699.90 1.6 2.3 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6
700.00–749.90 1.6 2.3 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6
750.00–799.90 1.7 2.4 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8
800.00–849.90 1.8 2.5 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9
850.00–899.90 1.9 2.5 1.8 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0
900.00–949.90 2.0 2.6 1.9 1.7 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3
950.00–999.90 2.1 2.7 2.0 1.8 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.6
1,000.00–1,049.90 2.3 2.8 2.1 2.0 2.5 2.6 2.7 3.1
1,050.00–1,099.90 2.5 3.0 2.2 2.1 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.9
1,100.00–1,149.90 2.7 3.0 2.3 2.2 2.9 3.3 3.7 5.1
1,150.00–1,199.90 3.0 3.1 2.4 2.4 3.2 3.7 4.5 8.0
1,200.00–1,249.90 3.3 3.1 2.5 2.5 3.4 4.1 6.8 6.2
1,250.00–1,299.90 3.5 3.1 2.6 2.6 3.7 5.0 8.0 4.7
1,300.00–1,349.90 4.3 3.1 2.6 2.8 5.1 8.7 7.8 4.3
1,350.00–1,399.90 4.4 3.2 2.8 2.9 7.0 8.5 5.0 3.9
1,400.00–1,449.90 4.2 3.1 3.0 3.3 7.2 5.5 3.7 3.8
1,450.00–1,499.90 4.5 4.7 4.2 4.4 6.2 3.6 3.5 4.0
1,500.00–1,549.90 4.6 6.0 4.6 5.3 4.2 3.2 3.6 4.1
1,550.00–1,599.90 4.4 5.9 4.7 5.4 3.3 3.0 3.6 4.0
1,600.00–1,649.90 4.3 5.4 4.6 5.2 3.0 3.4 3.7 3.2
1,650.00–1,699.90 4.1 4.9 4.5 4.6 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.0
1,700.00–1,749.90 3.5 4.4 4.0 3.7 3.1 2.7 2.6 1.9
1,750.00–1,799.90 2.9 3.7 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.3 2.2 1.8
1,800.00–1,849.90 2.4 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.5 1.5
1,850.00–1,899.90 2.1 1.4 2.4 2.7 2.1 1.4 1.2 1.3
1,900.00–1,949.90 2.0 0.6 2.7 2.7 1.8 1.1 1.0 1.1
1,950.00–1,999.90 1.8 0.4 2.5 2.5 1.6 0.9 0.8 1.0
2,000.00 or more 10.7 0.6 16.2 15.5 6.3 6.6 5.4 6.9
Average benefit (dollars) 1,381.38 1,219.22 1,453.11 1,470.55 1,326.97 1,312.82 1,288.28 1,298.40
  Women
Total  
Number (thousands) 17,557 1,761 4,645 3,851 2,807 2,144 1,451 897
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 400.00 4.5 7.2 4.8 4.2 4.3 3.9 3.3 2.6
400.00–449.90 1.1 1.7 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.3
450.00–499.90 1.4 1.9 1.3 1.1 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.3
500.00–549.90 2.0 3.0 1.9 1.7 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.6
550.00–599.90 2.9 4.6 2.7 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.0
600.00–649.90 3.8 5.0 3.3 3.3 4.3 4.7 3.8 2.4
650.00–699.90 4.7 5.3 4.0 4.6 6.4 5.6 3.5 2.5
700.00–749.90 5.1 6.4 5.3 5.5 5.9 4.4 3.3 2.6
750.00–799.90 5.2 7.2 5.9 5.5 4.8 4.1 3.3 2.7
800.00–849.90 5.1 7.2 6.1 5.2 4.6 4.0 3.2 2.7
850.00–899.90 4.7 6.6 5.4 4.8 4.4 3.7 3.2 2.8
900.00–949.90 4.3 4.9 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.6 3.2 3.1
950.00–999.90 4.0 3.9 4.5 4.2 3.9 3.4 3.3 3.5
1,000.00–1,049.90 3.8 3.5 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.4 3.5 4.0
1,050.00–1,099.90 3.7 3.2 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.9 4.5
1,100.00–1,149.90 3.7 2.9 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.7 4.4 5.1
1,150.00–1,199.90 3.6 2.7 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.8 5.0 5.5
1,200.00–1,249.90 3.6 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.3 4.1 5.7 5.8
1,250.00–1,299.90 3.4 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.3 4.2 5.5 5.3
1,300.00–1,349.90 3.3 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.6 4.8 4.9 4.6
1,350.00–1,399.90 3.2 2.0 2.5 2.9 3.9 4.5 4.3 4.4
1,400.00–1,449.90 2.9 1.8 2.4 2.8 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.7
1,450.00–1,499.90 2.7 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.2 3.3
1,500.00–1,549.90 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.6 2.3 2.5 3.1 3.1
1,550.00–1,599.90 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.3 1.9 2.3 2.8 2.7
1,600.00–1,649.90 2.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 1.9 2.3 2.4 2.5
1,650.00–1,699.90 1.8 1.2 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.6
1,700.00–1,749.90 1.4 0.9 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.8
1,750.00–1,799.90 1.2 0.6 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.7
1,800.00–1,849.90 1.0 0.4 1.1 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.4
1,850.00–1,899.90 0.9 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.1
1,900.00–1,949.90 0.8 0.1 1.1 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.9
1,950.00–1,999.90 0.7 0.1 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7
2,000.00 or more 2.8 0.1 3.6 3.7 1.9 2.4 2.7 4.3
Average benefit (dollars) 1,071.53 916.68 1,069.75 1,097.89 1,049.28 1,084.75 1,134.82 1,207.38
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.