Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Covered Workers

Table 4.B1 Number of workers with taxable earnings, amount of earnings, and Social Security numbers issued, selected years 1937–2012
Year Number a (thousands) Earnings Social Security numbers issued b (thousands)
Total With maximum earnings New entrants into covered employment c Total in covered employment d (millions of dollars) Reported taxable a Average per worker (dollars)
Amount (millions of dollars) Percentage of total Total earnings d Reported taxable
1937 32,900 1,031 32,900 32,200 29,620 92.0 979 900 37,139
1940 35,390 1,196 4,430 35,700 32,970 92.4 1,009 932 5,227
1945 46,390 6,361 3,480 71,600 62,950 87.9 1,543 1,357 3,321
1950 48,280 13,936 2,520 109,800 87,500 79.7 2,274 1,812 2,891
1951 58,120 14,270 6,000 148,900 120,770 81.1 2,562 2,078 4,927
1952 59,580 16,606 3,500 159,900 128,640 80.5 2,684 2,159 4,363
1953 60,840 19,013 3,090 173,000 135,870 78.5 2,844 2,233 3,464
1954 59,610 18,866 2,360 171,900 133,520 77.7 2,884 2,240 2,743
1955 65,200 16,704 4,760 196,100 157,540 80.3 3,008 2,416 4,323
1956 67,610 19,236 3,660 216,800 170,720 78.8 3,207 2,525 4,376
1957 70,590 21,095 3,380 233,900 181,380 77.5 3,314 2,569 3,639
1958 69,770 21,328 2,450 236,500 180,720 76.4 3,390 2,590 2,290
1959 71,700 19,112 3,180 255,000 202,310 79.3 3,556 2,822 3,388
1960 72,530 20,310 3,130 265,200 207,000 78.1 3,656 2,854 3,415
1961 72,820 21,265 2,990 270,700 209,640 77.4 3,717 2,879 3,370
1962 74,280 23,154 3,360 289,000 219,050 75.8 3,891 2,949 4,519
1963 75,540 24,570 3,520 302,300 225,550 74.6 4,002 2,986 8,617
1964 77,430 26,717 3,890 324,500 236,390 72.8 4,191 3,053 5,623
1965 80,680 29,136 4,620 351,700 250,730 71.3 4,359 3,108 6,131
1966 84,600 20,498 5,080 390,700 312,540 80.0 4,618 3,694 6,506
1967 87,040 22,948 4,530 422,300 329,960 78.1 4,852 3,791 5,920
1968 89,380 19,120 4,830 460,000 375,840 81.7 5,147 4,205 5,862
1969 92,060 22,577 5,160 502,800 402,550 80.1 5,462 4,373 6,289
1970 93,090 24,224 4,440 531,600 415,600 78.2 5,711 4,464 6,132
1971 93,340 26,404 4,470 559,700 426,960 76.3 5,996 4,574 6,401
1972 96,240 24,074 5,150 617,900 484,110 78.3 6,420 5,030 9,564
1973 99,830 20,250 5,670 686,700 561,850 81.8 6,879 5,628 10,038
1974 101,330 15,310 4,940 746,700 636,760 85.3 7,369 6,284 7,998
1975 100,200 15,070 4,120 787,600 664,660 84.4 7,860 6,633 8,164
1976 102,600 15,330 4,700 874,700 737,700 84.3 8,525 7,190 9,043
1977 105,800 15,700 5,070 960,100 816,550 85.0 9,075 7,718 7,724
1978 110,600 17,050 5,460 1,092,600 915,600 83.8 9,879 8,278 5,260
1979 112,700 11,236 4,883 1,222,200 1,067,000 87.3 10,845 9,468 5,213
1980 113,000 9,903 4,243 1,328,800 1,180,700 88.9 11,759 10,449 5,984
1981 113,000 8,594 4,090 1,450,900 1,294,100 89.2 12,840 11,452 5,581
1982 111,800 7,929 3,408 1,516,600 1,365,300 90.0 13,565 12,212 5,362
1983 112,100 7,044 3,914 1,615,200 1,454,100 90.0 14,409 12,971 6,699
1984 116,300 7,421 4,743 1,800,800 1,608,800 89.3 15,484 13,833 5,980
1985 119,800 7,766 4,756 1,936,800 1,722,600 88.9 16,167 14,379 5,720
1986 122,900 7,624 4,641 2,081,800 1,844,400 88.6 16,939 15,007 5,711
1987 125,600 7,735 4,956 2,237,000 1,960,000 87.6 17,811 15,605 11,621
1988 129,600 8,483 5,489 2,432,800 2,088,400 85.8 18,772 16,114 11,370
1989 131,700 8,110 4,856 2,578,700 2,239,500 86.8 19,580 17,005 8,049
1990 133,600 7,575 4,012 2,703,800 2,358,000 87.2 20,238 17,650 9,054
1991 133,000 7,483 3,541 2,760,500 2,422,500 87.8 20,756 18,214 7,509
1992 134,000 7,667 3,918 2,917,800 2,532,900 86.8 21,775 18,902 6,819
1993 136,100 7,617 4,204 3,022,900 2,636,100 87.2 22,211 19,369 5,893
1994 138,200 7,518 4,591 3,197,000 2,785,200 87.1 23,133 20,153 5,816
1995 141,000 8,191 4,621 3,401,800 2,919,100 85.8 24,126 20,703 5,465
1996 143,400 8,682 4,620 3,587,600 3,073,500 85.7 25,018 21,433 5,533
1997 146,145 9,022 4,710 3,858,721 3,285,000 85.1 26,403 22,478 5,413
1998 148,786 9,372 4,904 4,172,641 3,524,900 84.5 28,045 23,691 5,288
1999 151,333 9,209 4,966 4,467,110 3,749,600 83.9 29,518 24,777 5,306
2000 154,732 9,556 5,014 4,819,870 4,008,500 83.2 31,150 25,906 5,476
2001 155,416 9,213 4,425 4,919,536 4,167,900 84.7 31,654 26,818 5,883
2002 154,893 8,416 4,279 4,938,294 4,250,100 86.1 31,882 27,439 5,699
2003 154,576 8,494 4,190 5,068,917 4,355,000 85.9 32,792 28,174 5,372
2004 156,405 9,225 4,641 5,370,545 4,554,500 84.8 34,337 29,120 6,065
2005 158,511 9,652 4,983 5,668,730 4,766,000 84.1 35,762 30,067 5,280
2006 161,052 9,741 5,162 6,049,719 5,043,400 83.4 37,564 31,315 5,662
2007 162,928 10,009 4,994 6,381,306 5,268,200 82.6 39,166 32,335 5,906
2008 162,532 9,764 4,335 6,496,180 5,432,800 83.6 39,969 33,426 5,785
2009 e 157,702 8,601 3,499 6,184,693 5,271,500 85.2 39,218 33,427 5,548
2010 e 157,257 8,985 4,151 6,324,176 5,310,300 84.0 40,216 33,768 5,442
2011 f 158,616 9,853 4,570 6,574,125 5,486,992 83.5 41,447 34,593 5,353
2012 g 160,944 -- -- 6,899,645 5,732,730 83.1 42,870 35,619 5,490
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Bureau of Labor Statistics.
NOTE: -- = not available.
a. Relates to wage and salary workers from 1937 to 1950. Beginning in 1951, includes self-employment. Reported taxable earnings include Social Security taxable wages as reported by employers and Social Security taxable self-employment income as reported by self-employed individuals. See Table 2.A3 for annual maximum taxable earnings.
b. Excludes railroad account numbers. Since program began, 470 million Social Security numbers have been issued. Some individuals have been issued more than one number.
c. Workers reported with first taxable earnings under program in specified year. From 1937 to 2011, 354.3 million different persons reported with taxable earnings.
d. Total wages, including estimated amounts above taxable limit, from 1937 to 1950. Beginning in 1951, also includes reported total net earnings of self-employed persons.
e. Preliminary data.
f. Taxable earnings are preliminary estimates based on Social Security data; employment data are preliminary estimates based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics.
g. Preliminary estimates based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B2 Number with taxable earnings and amount of earnings, by type of earnings, 1951–2012
Year Number a (thousands) Wage and salary Self-employed
Total in covered employment b (millions of dollars) Reported taxable Average per worker (dollars) Total in covered employment c (millions of dollars) Reported taxable Average per worker (dollars)
Wage and salary Self- employed Amount d (millions of dollars) Percent- age of total wages Total wages b Reported taxable d Amount d (millions of dollars) Percentage of total self- employment Total earnings c Reported taxable d
1951 54,630 4,190 132,500 111,250 84.0 2,425 2,036 16,400 9,520 58.0 3,914 2,272
1952 56,060 4,240 143,500 118,880 82.8 2,560 2,121 16,400 9,760 59.5 3,868 2,302
1953 57,220 4,340 156,000 125,840 80.7 2,726 2,199 17,000 10,030 59.0 3,917 2,311
1954 55,940 4,350 155,100 123,410 79.6 2,773 2,206 16,800 10,110 60.2 3,862 2,324
1955 59,560 6,810 171,600 141,810 82.6 2,881 2,381 24,500 15,730 64.2 3,598 2,310
1956 61,560 7,390 188,500 153,010 81.2 3,062 2,486 28,300 17,710 62.6 3,829 2,396
1957 64,730 7,150 205,500 163,990 79.8 3,175 2,533 28,400 17,390 61.2 3,972 2,432
1958 64,040 7,130 208,000 163,140 78.4 3,248 2,547 28,500 17,580 61.7 3,997 2,466
1959 66,000 7,060 225,100 183,620 81.6 3,411 2,782 29,900 18,690 62.5 4,235 2,647
1960 66,980 6,870 236,000 188,580 79.9 3,523 2,815 29,200 18,420 63.1 4,250 2,681
1961 67,360 6,790 240,700 190,850 79.3 3,573 2,833 30,000 18,790 62.6 4,418 2,767
1962 68,890 6,720 257,700 200,130 77.7 3,741 2,905 31,300 18,920 60.4 4,658 2,815
1963 70,310 6,590 270,600 206,840 76.4 3,849 2,942 31,700 18,710 59.0 4,810 2,839
1964 72,230 6,480 290,900 217,430 74.7 4,027 3,010 33,600 18,960 56.4 5,185 2,926
1965 75,430 6,550 311,400 230,830 74.1 4,128 3,060 40,300 19,900 49.4 6,153 3,038
1966 79,460 6,630 346,700 287,860 83.0 4,363 3,623 44,000 24,680 56.1 6,637 3,722
1967 82,020 6,470 377,500 305,670 81.0 4,603 3,727 44,800 24,290 54.2 6,924 3,754
1968 84,470 6,570 413,600 348,500 84.3 4,896 4,126 46,400 27,340 58.9 7,062 4,161
1969 87,200 6,350 455,700 375,010 82.3 5,226 4,301 47,100 27,540 58.5 7,417 4,337
1970 88,180 6,270 483,600 388,680 80.4 5,484 4,408 48,000 26,920 56.1 7,656 4,293
1971 88,460 6,290 509,000 399,550 78.5 5,754 4,517 50,700 27,410 54.1 8,060 4,358
1972 91,220 6,600 563,300 452,050 80.3 6,175 4,956 54,600 32,060 58.7 8,273 4,858
1973 94,610 7,100 624,400 523,450 83.8 6,600 5,533 62,300 38,400 61.6 8,775 5,408
1974 96,190 7,040 681,600 594,400 87.2 7,086 6,179 65,200 42,360 65.0 9,261 6,017
1975 94,900 7,000 717,200 621,100 86.6 7,557 6,545 70,400 43,560 61.9 10,057 6,223
1976 97,230 7,400 797,200 689,200 86.4 8,199 7,088 76,800 48,500 63.2 10,378 6,554
1977 100,450 7,480 879,500 763,600 86.8 8,935 7,602 80,600 52,950 65.7 10,775 7,079
1978 104,810 8,040 998,900 856,100 85.7 9,531 8,168 93,700 59,500 63.5 11,654 7,400
1979 106,900 8,200 1,122,000 997,500 88.9 10,496 9,331 100,200 69,500 69.4 12,220 8,476
1980 107,200 8,200 1,231,000 1,109,000 90.1 11,483 10,345 97,800 71,700 73.3 11,927 8,744
1981 107,300 8,250 1,352,000 1,220,000 90.2 12,600 11,370 98,900 74,100 74.9 11,988 8,982
1982 105,800 8,550 1,418,000 1,290,000 91.0 13,403 12,193 98,600 75,300 76.4 11,532 8,807
1983 105,900 9,200 1,502,000 1,369,000 91.1 14,183 12,927 113,200 85,100 75.2 12,304 9,250
1984 109,900 9,900 1,671,500 1,515,000 90.6 15,209 13,785 129,300 93,800 72.5 13,061 9,475
1985 113,100 10,600 1,794,500 1,621,000 90.3 15,866 14,332 142,300 101,600 71.4 13,425 9,585
1986 115,900 11,200 1,921,000 1,730,800 90.1 16,575 14,934 160,800 113,600 70.6 14,357 10,143
1987 118,200 12,000 2,057,100 1,835,100 89.2 17,404 15,525 179,900 124,900 69.4 14,992 10,408
1988 122,100 12,400 2,224,700 1,952,000 87.7 18,220 15,987 208,100 136,400 65.5 16,782 11,000
1989 123,900 12,900 2,367,800 2,096,000 88.5 19,111 16,917 210,900 143,500 68.0 16,349 11,124
1990 126,100 12,500 2,510,000 2,222,000 88.5 19,905 17,621 193,800 136,000 70.2 15,504 10,880
1991 125,200 12,800 2,565,000 2,283,000 89.0 20,487 18,235 195,500 139,500 71.4 15,273 10,898
1992 126,000 13,100 2,711,000 2,386,000 88.0 21,516 18,937 206,800 146,600 71.0 15,786 11,214
1993 128,100 13,200 2,808,900 2,483,400 88.4 21,927 19,386 214,000 152,700 71.4 16,212 11,568
1994 130,100 13,300 2,964,100 2,624,500 88.5 22,783 20,173 232,900 160,700 69.0 17,511 12,083
1995 132,800 13,500 3,159,100 2,754,300 87.2 23,788 20,740 242,700 164,800 67.9 17,978 12,207
1996 135,100 13,900 3,331,900 2,901,700 87.1 24,662 21,478 255,700 171,800 67.2 18,396 12,360
1997 137,765 14,020 3,586,721 3,104,300 86.5 26,035 22,533 272,000 180,700 66.4 19,401 12,889
1998 140,386 14,230 3,882,341 3,333,700 85.9 27,655 23,747 290,300 191,200 65.9 20,401 13,436
1999 142,703 14,500 4,159,210 3,547,300 85.3 29,146 24,858 307,900 202,300 65.7 21,234 13,952
2000 146,097 14,675 4,494,170 3,798,400 84.5 30,762 25,999 325,700 210,100 64.5 22,194 14,317
2001 146,596 14,930 4,586,990 3,950,100 86.1 31,290 26,945 332,546 217,800 65.5 22,274 14,588
2002 145,793 15,249 4,596,694 4,021,800 87.5 31,529 27,586 341,600 228,300 66.8 22,401 14,971
2003 145,101 15,969 4,708,439 4,114,000 87.4 32,449 28,353 360,478 241,000 66.9 22,574 15,092
2004 146,662 16,496 4,973,650 4,295,900 86.4 33,912 29,291 396,895 258,600 65.2 24,060 15,677
2005 148,530 17,098 5,231,330 4,490,500 85.8 35,221 30,233 437,400 275,500 63.0 25,582 16,113
2006 150,787 17,724 5,585,095 4,751,700 85.1 37,040 31,513 464,624 291,700 62.8 26,214 16,458
2007 152,474 18,214 5,900,235 4,973,300 84.3 38,697 32,617 481,071 294,900 61.3 26,412 16,191
2008 152,225 17,973 6,021,007 5,140,600 85.4 39,553 33,770 475,173 292,200 61.5 26,438 16,258
2009 e 147,135 17,853 5,734,308 4,985,000 86.9 38,973 33,880 450,385 286,500 63.6 25,227 16,048
2010 e 146,593 18,074 5,863,051 5,023,400 85.7 39,995 34,268 461,125 286,900 62.2 25,513 15,874
2011 f 148,209 17,731 6,085,036 5,181,300 85.1 41,057 34,959 489,089 305,692 62.5 27,584 17,241
2012 g 150,463 17,890 6,379,203 5,407,151 84.8 42,397 35,937 520,442 325,579 62.6 29,091 18,199
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Bureau of Labor Statistics.
NOTE: See Table 4.B1 for wage and salary data before 1951.
a. Represents total number in specified type of employment. Persons with both types of covered employment during the year are included in each type.
b. Total wages, including estimated amounts above the taxable limit.
c. Reported self-employment net earnings.
d. Includes Social Security taxable wages as reported by employers and Social Security taxable self-employment income as reported by self-employed individuals. See Table 2.A3 for annual maximum taxable earnings.
e. Preliminary data.
f. Taxable earnings are preliminary estimates based on Social Security data; employment data are preliminary estimates based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics.
g. Preliminary estimates based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B3 Number of workers and median annual earnings, by type of earnings and sex, selected years 1937–2011
Year All workers a Wage and salary Self-employed b
Total Men Women Subtotal Men Women Subtotal Men Women
  Number (thousands) c
1937 32,900 23,810 9,090 32,900 23,810 9,090 . . . . . . . . .
1940 35,390 25,570 9,820 35,390 25,570 9,820 . . . . . . . . .
1945 46,390 28,820 17,570 46,390 28,820 17,570 . . . . . . . . .
1950 48,280 32,620 15,660 48,280 32,620 15,660 . . . . . . . . .
1955 65,200 43,140 22,060 59,560 38,240 21,320 6,810 5,980 830
1960 72,530 47,900 24,630 66,980 43,100 23,880 6,870 5,990 880
1965 80,680 51,990 28,690 75,430 47,500 27,930 6,550 5,640 910
1970 93,090 57,330 35,760 88,180 53,180 35,000 6,270 5,370 900
1975 100,200 59,520 40,680 94,900 55,140 39,760 7,000 5,790 1,210
1980 113,000 64,288 48,712 107,200 59,751 47,449 8,200 6,407 1,793
1985 119,800 66,113 53,687 113,100 61,285 51,815 10,600 7,623 2,977
1986 122,900 67,412 55,488 115,900 62,398 53,502 11,200 7,932 3,268
1987 125,600 68,591 57,009 118,200 63,306 54,894 12,000 8,450 3,550
1988 129,600 70,596 59,004 122,100 65,270 56,830 12,400 8,630 3,770
1989 131,700 71,517 60,183 123,900 66,105 57,795 12,900 8,842 4,058
1990 133,600 72,291 61,309 126,100 67,064 59,036 12,500 8,526 3,974
1991 133,000 71,787 61,213 125,200 66,406 58,794 12,800 8,669 4,131
1992 134,000 72,016 61,984 126,000 66,543 59,457 13,100 8,797 4,303
1993 136,100 73,154 62,946 128,100 67,673 60,427 13,200 8,840 4,360
1994 138,200 73,989 64,211 130,100 68,481 61,619 13,300 8,840 4,460
1995 141,000 75,444 65,556 132,800 69,900 62,900 13,500 8,908 4,592
1996 143,400 76,241 67,158 135,100 70,670 64,429 13,900 9,074 4,826
1997 146,145 77,498 68,647 137,765 71,910 65,855 14,020 9,078 4,942
1998 148,786 78,671 70,115 140,386 73,111 67,275 14,230 9,108 5,122
1999 151,333 80,042 71,291 142,703 74,376 68,327 14,500 9,224 5,276
2000 154,732 81,654 73,078 146,097 76,033 70,064 14,675 9,277 5,398
2001 155,416 82,006 73,410 146,596 76,303 70,293 14,930 9,354 5,576
2002 154,893 81,568 73,325 145,793 75,711 70,082 15,249 9,442 5,807
2003 154,576 81,263 73,313 145,101 75,200 69,901 15,969 9,860 6,109
2004 156,405 82,103 74,302 146,662 75,910 70,752 16,496 10,088 6,408
2005 158,511 83,073 75,438 148,530 76,758 71,772 17,098 10,395 6,703
2006 161,052 84,284 76,768 150,787 77,820 72,967 17,724 10,705 7,019
2007 162,928 85,134 77,794 152,474 78,612 73,862 18,214 10,891 7,323
2008 162,532 84,794 77,738 152,225 78,444 73,781 17,973 10,591 7,382
2009 d 157,702 81,760 75,942 147,135 75,394 71,741 17,853 10,361 7,492
2010 d 157,257 81,444 75,813 146,593 75,085 71,508 18,074 10,411 7,663
2011 d 158,616 82,222 76,394 148,209 76,147 72,062 17,731 9,989 7,742
  Median earnings e (dollars)
1937 761 945 484 761 945 484 . . . . . . . . .
1940 746 935 472 746 935 472 . . . . . . . . .
1945 1,159 1,654 770 1,159 1,654 770 . . . . . . . . .
1950 1,926 2,532 1,124 1,926 2,532 1,124 . . . . . . . . .
1955 2,438 3,315 1,351 2,383 3,348 1,338 2,397 2,550 1,552
1960 2,894 3,879 1,679 2,833 3,875 1,676 2,903 3,129 1,695
1965 3,414 4,685 1,984 3,319 4,630 1,979 3,858 4,242 1,898
1970 4,375 6,180 2,735 4,317 6,173 2,770 5,104 5,683 2,360
1975 5,803 8,250 3,730 5,790 8,315 3,794 6,700 7,846 3,113
1980 8,549 11,963 6,012 8,612 12,166 6,106 8,699 10,572 4,133
1985 11,265 14,959 8,293 11,638 15,706 8,525 9,877 12,301 5,529
1986 11,831 15,579 8,796 12,064 16,025 9,019 10,424 12,908 6,152
1987 12,327 16,073 9,261 12,576 16,559 9,500 10,886 13,401 6,573
1988 12,825 16,613 9,753 13,086 17,055 9,992 11,478 14,090 7,036
1989 13,314 17,014 10,265 13,762 17,800 10,577 11,602 14,538 7,010
1990 13,898 17,582 10,837 14,432 18,483 11,199 11,220 14,097 6,898
1991 14,278 17,765 11,369 14,859 18,730 11,767 11,125 13,703 7,186
1992 14,739 18,208 11,842 15,386 19,292 12,268 11,392 13,966 7,452
1993 15,000 18,430 12,093 15,665 19,516 12,546 11,595 14,128 7,720
1994 15,560 19,249 12,422 16,010 19,969 12,807 12,051 14,737 8,002
1995 16,108 19,907 12,897 16,618 20,672 13,296 12,198 14,931 8,301
1996 16,712 20,779 13,335 17,256 21,591 13,763 12,481 15,300 8,628
1997 17,562 21,814 14,043 18,127 22,693 14,482 12,910 15,911 8,944
1998 18,513 23,028 14,834 19,103 23,920 15,290 13,462 16,565 9,365
1999 19,265 23,927 15,465 19,885 24,839 15,938 14,051 17,338 9,784
2000 20,225 25,032 16,287 20,885 25,999 16,801 14,927 18,538 10,270
2001 20,905 25,643 17,037 21,629 26,647 17,595 15,010 18,681 10,470
2002 21,193 25,765 17,461 21,987 26,892 18,085 14,429 17,761 10,514
2003 21,610 26,173 17,845 22,473 27,364 18,497 14,512 17,998 10,678
2004 22,335 27,061 18,421 23,242 28,305 19,138 14,912 18,430 11,100
2005 22,985 27,886 18,886 23,905 29,154 19,633 15,543 19,289 11,559
2006 23,857 28,918 19,598 24,843 30,262 20,396 15,889 19,769 11,911
2007 24,595 29,741 20,360 25,685 31,188 21,213 15,727 19,525 12,082
2008 25,206 30,245 21,046 26,383 31,814 22,021 15,441 19,301 12,237
2009 d 24,819 29,334 21,152 26,137 31,015 22,264 14,413 17,784 12,010
2010 d 24,936 29,575 21,147 26,298 31,304 22,333 14,001 17,400 11,891
2011 d 25,544 30,424 21,517 26,904 32,098 22,747 14,556 18,285 12,159
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Workers with earnings in both wage and salary employment and self-employment are counted in each type of employment but only once in the total.
b. Not covered before 1951.
c. Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
d. Preliminary data.
e. For all workers, medians relate to combined earnings from wage and salary employment and self-employment. For all wage and salary workers, medians relate to wages and salaries only.
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Table 4.B4 Percentage of workers with earnings below annual maximum taxable, by sex, selected years 1937–2011
Year All workers a All self-employed workers Annual maximum taxable earnings (dollars)
Total Men Women Total Men Women
1937 96.9 95.8 99.7 . . . . . . . . . 3,000
1940 96.6 95.4 99.7 . . . . . . . . . 3,000
1945 86.3 78.6 98.9 . . . . . . . . . 3,000
1950 71.1 59.9 94.6 . . . . . . . . . 3,000
1951 75.5 64.6 96.7 65.4 62.6 83.3 3,600
1952 72.1 60.0 95.4 64.1 61.2 83.5 3,600
1953 68.8 55.5 93.8 62.9 59.5 83.1 3,600
1954 68.4 55.4 93.0 62.6 58.8 82.8 3,600
1955 74.4 63.4 95.9 74.0 72.3 86.3 4,200
1956 71.6 59.7 94.5 71.2 69.1 86.0 4,200
1957 70.1 58.7 93.1 69.6 67.2 85.5 4,200
1958 69.4 58.4 91.8 68.8 66.3 85.7 4,200
1959 73.3 62.7 94.3 72.0 69.6 88.0 4,800
1960 72.0 60.9 93.5 71.6 69.2 87.7 4,800
1961 70.8 59.6 92.4 70.3 67.8 86.9 4,800
1962 68.8 57.1 91.1 67.9 65.3 85.3 4,800
1963 67.5 55.5 90.0 66.3 63.4 85.3 4,800
1964 65.5 53.1 88.5 63.8 60.5 84.4 4,800
1965 63.9 51.0 87.3 59.5 55.8 82.5 4,800
1966 75.8 64.4 95.6 68.3 65.0 88.4 6,600
1967 73.6 61.5 94.2 66.7 63.2 87.5 6,600
1968 78.6 68.0 96.3 70.3 67.2 89.7 7,800
1969 75.5 62.8 96.0 68.3 65.0 89.1 7,800
1970 74.0 61.8 93.5 67.8 64.3 88.3 7,800
1971 71.7 59.1 91.7 66.7 63.3 86.2 7,800
1972 75.0 62.9 93.9 68.8 65.0 89.7 9,000
1973 79.7 68.9 96.2 71.1 67.4 91.0 10,800
1974 84.9 76.2 97.8 75.7 72.1 94.0 13,200
1975 84.9 76.4 97.5 77.8 74.4 93.9 14,100
1976 85.1 76.3 97.5 78.6 75.1 94.3 15,300
1977 85.2 76.3 97.5 79.3 75.8 94.1 16,500
1978 84.6 75.4 97.1 79.3 75.6 94.0 17,700
1979 90.0 83.6 98.6 84.3 81.3 95.9 22,900
1980 91.2 85.5 98.8 86.9 84.2 96.6 25,900
1981 92.4 87.4 99.0 89.4 87.1 97.2 29,700
1982 92.9 88.3 98.9 91.0 88.8 97.7 32,400
1983 93.7 89.6 99.0 92.0 90.0 97.7 35,700
1984 93.6 89.4 98.9 91.8 89.7 97.6 37,800
1985 93.5 89.3 98.8 92.0 89.8 97.5 39,600
1986 93.8 89.7 98.7 92.3 90.2 97.5 42,000
1987 93.9 89.9 98.6 92.5 90.4 97.5 43,800
1988 93.5 89.4 98.3 91.7 89.4 97.1 45,000
1989 93.8 90.1 98.3 92.4 90.1 97.3 48,000
1990 94.3 90.9 98.4 93.3 91.3 97.7 51,300
1991 94.4 91.1 98.3 93.6 91.6 97.7 53,400
1992 94.3 91.0 98.1 93.6 91.7 97.6 55,500
1993 94.4 91.3 98.1 93.7 91.9 97.4 57,600
1994 94.6 91.4 98.1 93.9 92.0 97.5 60,600
1995 94.2 91.0 97.9 93.9 92.0 97.5 61,200
1996 93.9 90.6 97.7 93.9 92.0 97.4 62,700
1997 93.8 90.5 97.6 93.8 91.9 97.3 65,400
1998 93.7 90.3 97.5 94.0 92.2 97.3 68,400
1999 93.9 90.7 97.5 94.2 92.3 97.4 72,600
2000 93.8 90.6 97.4 92.5 90.1 96.6 76,200
2001 94.1 91.0 97.5 93.0 90.8 96.8 80,400
2002 94.6 91.8 97.7 94.9 93.2 97.7 84,900
2003 94.5 91.8 97.5 95.0 93.4 97.6 87,000
2004 94.1 91.2 97.3 94.8 93.1 97.5 87,900
2005 93.9 91.0 97.1 94.7 93.0 97.4 90,000
2006 94.0 91.1 97.1 95.0 93.2 97.7 94,200
2007 93.9 91.0 97.0 95.2 93.5 97.8 97,500
2008 94.0 91.2 97.0 95.5 93.8 98.0 102,000
2009 b 94.5 92.0 97.3 96.0 94.4 98.3 106,800
2010 b 94.3 91.7 97.0 96.0 94.3 98.3 106,800
2011 b 93.8 91.0 96.7 95.9 94.1 98.2 106,800
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. From 1937 to 1950, relates to wage and salary workers. Beginning in 1951, includes self-employed workers.
b. Preliminary data.
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Table 4.B5 Number of workers, by sex and age, selected years 1937–2011 (in thousands)
Year Total, all ages Under 20 20–24 25–29 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–61 62–64 65–69 70–71 72 or older
  All workers
1937 32,900 3,277 6,302 5,480 4,413 3,688 3,055 2,580 1,918 1,308 384 398 a 97 . . . . . .
1940 35,390 2,963 6,481 5,794 4,904 3,930 3,342 2,706 2,147 1,488 437 494 451 106 152
1945 46,390 6,313 5,908 5,571 5,495 5,288 4,623 4,061 3,275 2,577 831 926 975 214 333
1950 48,280 4,469 7,057 6,732 5,991 5,609 5,016 4,076 3,375 2,597 811 1,052 979 210 306
1955 65,200 5,410 7,065 7,499 7,801 7,458 7,222 6,507 5,299 4,261 1,423 1,893 2,091 537 734
1960 72,530 6,328 8,749 7,461 7,812 8,301 7,938 7,432 6,448 4,996 1,643 2,102 1,989 419 912
1965 80,680 8,556 11,066 8,261 7,488 8,120 8,550 7,936 7,163 5,931 1,943 2,272 2,027 424 943
1970 93,090 10,790 14,945 10,587 8,492 8,028 8,539 8,647 7,700 6,594 2,236 2,692 2,362 475 1,003
1975 100,200 11,939 16,419 13,852 10,304 8,644 7,997 8,157 7,896 6,626 2,289 2,543 2,139 444 951
1980 113,000 12,372 18,403 16,464 14,184 10,982 9,003 7,961 7,768 7,076 2,326 2,632 2,292 491 1,046
1985 119,800 10,685 17,727 18,012 16,193 14,276 10,961 8,713 7,435 6,870 2,410 2,726 2,206 489 1,097
1990 133,600 10,907 16,760 18,701 18,696 17,008 14,984 11,119 8,533 6,928 2,454 2,854 2,687 605 1,362
1995 141,000 10,832 15,465 17,078 18,692 18,760 16,918 14,622 10,510 7,667 2,440 2,777 2,836 699 1,704
1996 143,400 11,156 15,251 17,184 18,389 19,026 17,481 15,108 11,205 7,942 2,520 2,804 2,863 698 1,772
1997 146,145 11,402 15,486 17,156 18,033 19,279 17,964 15,369 12,023 8,453 2,569 2,902 2,913 731 1,865
1998 148,786 11,904 15,712 17,010 17,694 19,366 18,393 15,763 12,662 8,947 2,687 2,991 2,970 753 1,932
1999 151,333 12,241 16,106 16,754 17,517 19,407 18,769 16,318 13,297 9,332 2,759 3,087 3,013 771 1,962
2000 154,732 12,413 16,703 16,438 17,715 19,245 19,199 16,990 14,156 9,681 2,876 3,243 3,159 829 2,083
2001 155,416 11,753 16,981 16,081 17,688 18,783 19,336 17,449 14,571 10,288 2,989 3,331 3,230 828 2,107
2002 154,893 11,045 17,015 15,952 17,346 18,108 19,213 17,698 14,625 10,936 3,266 3,425 3,301 813 2,150
2003 154,576 10,483 17,018 15,904 16,940 17,527 19,069 17,879 14,831 11,387 3,506 3,554 3,425 825 2,226
2004 156,405 10,558 17,201 16,216 16,613 17,283 18,974 18,153 15,333 11,987 3,490 3,883 3,584 851 2,280
2005 158,511 10,850 17,359 16,654 16,179 17,312 18,694 18,414 15,845 12,591 3,416 4,181 3,754 904 2,357
2006 161,052 11,130 17,545 17,138 15,923 17,395 18,339 18,623 16,376 13,038 3,798 4,373 3,962 958 2,453
2007 162,928 11,107 17,636 17,481 16,019 17,288 17,934 18,707 16,788 13,278 4,462 4,416 4,276 967 2,568
2008 162,532 10,302 17,535 17,586 16,063 16,964 17,436 18,612 17,045 13,534 4,639 4,650 4,501 1,022 2,642
2009 b 157,702 8,640 16,797 17,064 15,829 16,188 16,749 18,083 16,856 13,730 4,440 5,110 4,541 1,036 2,639
2010 b 157,257 8,103 17,007 17,037 16,077 15,623 16,595 17,658 16,909 14,027 4,425 5,458 4,622 1,034 2,683
2011 b 158,616 7,931 17,436 17,189 16,460 15,345 16,667 17,241 17,045 14,399 4,561 5,569 4,934 1,077 2,761
  Men
1937 23,810 2,020 4,021 3,797 3,237 3,775 2,387 2,091 1,606 1,110 330 351 a 85 . . . . . .
1940 25,570 1,821 4,072 4,028 3,545 2,922 2,550 2,151 1,770 1,265 373 434 403 96 140
1945 28,820 3,343 2,296 3,054 3,502 3,486 3,150 2,840 2,409 1,984 664 765 838 189 300
1950 32,620 2,530 4,215 4,497 4,135 3,889 3,419 2,827 2,417 1,951 635 843 815 181 266
1955 43,140 3,026 3,980 5,019 5,345 5,035 4,846 4,327 3,595 2,995 1,012 1,387 1,566 414 593
1960 47,900 3,748 5,455 5,148 5,464 5,591 5,188 4,818 4,183 3,336 1,125 1,480 1,392 293 697
1965 51,990 5,206 6,731 5,574 5,153 5,416 5,464 5,002 4,536 3,803 1,274 1,519 1,359 280 673
1970 57,330 6,308 8,639 6,760 5,564 5,126 5,287 5,242 4,671 4,084 1,392 1,730 1,522 321 684
1975 59,520 6,635 9,122 8,245 6,440 5,311 4,831 4,891 4,729 4,023 1,418 1,595 1,352 285 643
1980 64,288 6,620 9,971 9,278 8,206 6,372 5,178 4,590 4,516 4,152 1,391 1,597 1,411 309 697
1985 66,114 5,547 9,432 9,870 9,066 7,920 6,050 4,838 4,186 3,932 1,408 1,593 1,297 289 686
1990 72,292 5,690 8,835 10,131 10,251 9,216 7,977 5,976 4,651 3,857 1,381 1,619 1,526 358 823
1995 75,443 5,590 8,069 9,097 10,146 10,106 8,966 7,663 5,620 4,193 1,374 1,547 1,614 405 1,053
1996 76,241 5,672 7,876 9,074 9,935 10,198 9,240 7,873 5,963 4,307 1,416 1,569 1,629 403 1,086
1997 77,498 5,823 7,943 9,017 9,697 10,280 9,498 7,997 6,376 4,578 1,423 1,641 1,650 433 1,141
1998 78,671 6,068 8,029 8,895 9,472 10,345 9,684 8,196 6,673 4,835 1,476 1,690 1,688 444 1,177
1999 80,042 6,251 8,238 8,774 9,415 10,376 9,880 8,480 6,977 5,028 1,520 1,734 1,713 454 1,200
2000 81,654 6,323 8,544 8,573 9,492 10,285 10,102 8,838 7,365 5,184 1,588 1,796 1,805 488 1,271
2001 82,006 5,944 8,689 8,422 9,460 10,063 10,191 9,106 7,566 5,488 1,630 1,847 1,848 477 1,275
2002 81,568 5,562 8,691 8,297 9,282 9,713 10,113 9,241 7,575 5,799 1,768 1,884 1,883 461 1,299
2003 81,263 5,233 8,691 8,264 9,028 9,435 10,060 9,296 7,670 5,991 1,896 1,945 1,939 482 1,334
2004 82,103 5,233 8,798 8,418 8,834 9,279 10,025 9,441 7,932 6,268 1,880 2,106 2,025 495 1,369
2005 83,073 5,374 8,849 8,649 8,572 9,275 9,859 9,580 8,213 6,553 1,820 2,266 2,113 530 1,420
2006 84,284 5,534 8,928 8,890 8,418 9,262 9,666 9,676 8,493 6,766 2,011 2,368 2,222 565 1,484
2007 85,134 5,512 8,976 9,059 8,424 9,208 9,446 9,702 8,697 6,868 2,348 2,381 2,390 568 1,554
2008 84,794 5,101 8,909 9,116 8,427 8,986 9,195 9,657 8,784 6,995 2,439 2,476 2,509 594 1,605
2009 b 81,760 4,213 8,464 8,791 8,258 8,524 8,777 9,345 8,646 7,054 2,307 2,688 2,501 595 1,599
2010 b 81,444 3,968 8,587 8,748 8,390 8,202 8,706 9,115 8,662 7,202 2,267 2,860 2,526 591 1,620
2011 b 82,222 3,888 8,846 8,823 8,615 8,052 8,722 8,920 8,746 7,404 2,336 2,900 2,684 616 1,670
  Women
1937 9,090 1,257 2,281 1,683 1,176 913 668 489 312 198 54 47 a 12 . . . . . .
1940 9,820 1,142 2,409 1,766 1,359 1,008 792 555 377 218 64 60 48 10 12
1945 17,570 2,970 3,612 2,517 1,993 1,802 1,473 1,221 866 593 167 161 137 25 33
1950 15,660 1,939 2,842 2,235 1,856 1,720 1,597 1,249 958 646 176 209 164 29 40
1955 22,060 2,384 3,085 2,480 2,456 2,423 2,376 2,180 1,704 1,266 411 506 525 123 141
1960 24,630 2,580 3,294 2,313 2,348 2,710 2,750 2,614 2,265 1,660 518 622 597 126 233
1965 28,690 3,350 4,335 2,687 2,335 2,704 3,086 2,934 2,627 2,128 669 753 668 144 270
1970 35,760 4,482 6,306 3,827 2,928 2,902 3,252 3,405 3,029 2,510 844 962 840 154 319
1975 40,680 5,304 7,297 5,607 3,864 3,333 3,166 3,266 3,167 2,603 871 948 787 159 308
1980 48,712 5,752 8,432 7,186 5,978 4,610 3,825 3,371 3,252 2,924 935 1,035 881 182 349
1985 53,686 5,138 8,295 8,142 7,127 6,356 4,911 3,875 3,249 2,938 1,002 1,233 909 200 411
1990 61,309 5,217 7,925 8,570 8,445 7,792 7,007 5,143 3,882 3,071 1,073 1,235 1,161 247 540
1995 65,557 5,241 7,396 7,981 8,546 8,654 7,951 6,959 4,891 3,474 1,066 1,230 1,222 295 651
1996 67,158 5,483 7,375 8,110 8,454 8,829 8,241 7,236 5,242 3,634 1,104 1,235 1,234 295 685
1997 68,647 5,579 7,543 8,139 8,336 8,998 8,466 7,372 5,648 3,875 1,146 1,261 1,264 298 724
1998 70,115 5,837 7,683 8,115 8,222 9,021 8,709 7,567 5,989 4,113 1,212 1,302 1,283 308 755
1999 71,291 5,990 7,868 7,980 8,102 9,031 8,889 7,838 6,321 4,304 1,239 1,353 1,299 317 762
2000 73,078 6,089 8,159 7,865 8,224 8,960 9,097 8,152 6,791 4,497 1,288 1,448 1,355 341 812
2001 73,410 5,809 8,293 7,658 8,228 8,721 9,144 8,344 7,005 4,800 1,358 1,484 1,383 351 833
2002 73,325 5,483 8,324 7,655 8,065 8,395 9,101 8,457 7,050 5,137 1,498 1,541 1,418 351 851
2003 73,313 5,250 8,327 7,640 7,912 8,093 9,010 8,583 7,161 5,396 1,610 1,609 1,487 343 892
2004 74,302 5,324 8,403 7,798 7,779 8,004 8,949 8,712 7,401 5,719 1,610 1,777 1,558 356 911
2005 75,438 5,475 8,511 8,005 7,607 8,038 8,835 8,834 7,633 6,038 1,595 1,914 1,641 374 937
2006 76,768 5,596 8,617 8,248 7,505 8,134 8,673 8,946 7,883 6,272 1,788 2,006 1,740 393 969
2007 77,794 5,595 8,660 8,422 7,594 8,080 8,488 9,005 8,091 6,410 2,114 2,036 1,886 399 1,015
2008 77,738 5,201 8,626 8,469 7,636 7,978 8,241 8,955 8,261 6,539 2,200 2,174 1,992 428 1,038
2009 b 75,942 4,427 8,333 8,273 7,571 7,664 7,972 8,738 8,210 6,676 2,133 2,423 2,040 441 1,040
2010 b 75,813 4,135 8,420 8,289 7,687 7,421 7,889 8,542 8,247 6,825 2,158 2,598 2,096 443 1,064
2011 b 76,394 4,043 8,589 8,366 7,845 7,293 7,945 8,321 8,299 6,995 2,225 2,669 2,250 461 1,091
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Age refers to age attained during year.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Represents workers attaining age 65 during the year. Workers aged 65 or older were not covered under the program in that year.
b. Preliminary data.
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Table 4.B6 Median earnings of workers, by sex and age, selected years 1937–2011 (in dollars)
Year Total, all ages Under 20 20–24 25–29 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–61 62–64 65–69 70–71 72 or older
  All workers
1937 761 170 570 829 998 1,061 1,126 1,121 1,177 1,020 1,010 927 a 512 . . . . . .
1940 746 140 498 764 934 1,041 1,064 1,110 1,071 1,018 978 963 874 924 788
1945 1,159 288 669 818 1,383 1,617 1,842 2,026 1,874 1,821 1,782 1,739 1,482 1,341 1,307
1950 1,926 385 1,376 1,971 2,312 2,456 2,473 2,517 2,442 2,394 2,492 2,252 1,973 1,916 1,589
1955 2,438 443 1,601 2,689 3,173 3,233 3,196 3,068 2,966 2,728 2,525 2,427 1,736 1,279 1,149
1960 2,894 561 1,917 3,138 3,738 3,903 3,891 3,785 3,643 3,452 3,166 3,052 1,590 1,140 1,252
1965 3,414 613 2,326 3,919 4,540 4,747 4,756 4,665 4,526 4,304 4,087 3,767 1,791 1,171 1,326
1970 4,375 810 2,988 5,334 6,156 6,339 6,357 6,292 6,105 5,831 5,473 5,047 2,099 1,578 1,683
1975 5,803 1,070 4,187 6,795 8,249 8,629 8,725 8,810 8,748 8,299 7,779 6,620 2,524 2,105 2,137
1980 8,549 1,646 6,205 9,593 11,510 12,540 12,690 12,784 12,794 12,309 11,606 9,651 4,451 3,306 3,140
1985 11,265 1,647 7,136 12,453 14,886 16,458 16,984 16,849 16,528 15,831 14,724 11,907 5,974 4,330 3,729
1990 13,898 1,937 8,054 14,687 17,482 19,296 20,664 20,958 20,157 18,584 17,163 13,021 6,812 5,375 4,536
1995 16,108 2,076 8,392 16,134 19,654 21,629 23,468 24,690 24,090 21,320 19,136 12,961 7,551 5,816 4,681
1996 16,712 2,140 8,562 16,664 20,327 22,311 24,116 25,317 25,176 22,083 19,718 13,408 7,692 6,217 4,861
1997 17,562 2,310 9,074 17,596 21,261 23,279 24,979 26,264 26,415 23,398 20,514 14,284 8,056 6,387 5,033
1998 18,513 2,515 9,763 18,666 22,453 24,345 25,971 27,390 27,609 24,688 21,372 15,229 8,431 6,747 5,302
1999 19,265 2,610 10,163 19,563 23,469 25,173 26,788 28,315 28,643 25,577 22,151 15,902 8,935 6,780 5,271
2000 20,225 2,716 10,721 20,597 24,817 26,385 27,814 29,403 29,529 26,698 22,884 16,499 9,465 7,295 5,376
2001 20,905 2,718 10,703 20,981 25,601 27,228 28,544 30,128 30,414 27,685 23,679 17,736 10,556 7,861 5,743
2002 21,193 2,677 10,353 20,945 25,904 27,724 28,992 30,338 30,998 28,380 24,470 18,563 11,158 8,192 5,911
2003 21,610 2,633 10,320 21,044 26,464 28,331 29,484 30,910 31,562 29,126 25,452 19,302 11,875 8,698 5,965
2004 22,335 2,715 10,689 21,496 27,312 29,513 30,533 31,931 32,730 30,376 26,463 20,740 12,585 9,173 6,313
2005 22,985 2,758 11,009 22,031 27,926 30,521 31,377 32,639 33,682 31,463 27,702 21,935 13,321 9,638 6,630
2006 23,857 2,824 11,447 22,867 28,837 31,762 32,718 33,807 34,812 32,763 29,165 23,320 14,012 10,174 6,957
2007 24,595 2,914 11,671 23,512 29,720 32,771 33,745 34,906 35,714 34,049 30,294 24,668 14,727 10,927 7,234
2008 25,206 2,944 11,546 23,957 30,253 33,538 34,472 35,566 36,314 34,937 31,321 26,081 15,455 11,493 7,482
2009 b 24,819 2,775 10,556 22,975 29,438 32,971 34,149 34,837 35,707 34,481 31,308 26,362 15,988 11,273 7,507
2010 b 24,936 2,712 10,393 22,530 29,427 33,229 34,905 35,388 36,053 35,071 31,987 27,036 16,421 11,458 7,635
2011 b 25,544 2,763 10,584 22,755 29,989 33,849 35,954 36,463 36,950 36,201 33,595 28,557 17,928 12,364 7,954
  Men
1937 945 174 647 1,117 1,202 1,286 1,338 1,308 1,232 1,137 1,131 1,008 a 563 . . . . . .
1940 935 147 550 928 1,143 1,289 1,306 1,320 1,238 1,153 1,088 1,058 950 917 899
1945 1,654 271 422 813 1,983 2,245 2,405 2,364 2,319 2,170 2,106 2,000 1,666 1,462 1,390
1950 2,532 402 1,566 2,465 2,918 3,102 3,131 3,156 3,018 2,959 2,812 2,618 2,317 2,049 1,707
1955 3,315 468 1,871 3,450 4,079 4,201 4,159 4,005 3,818 3,512 3,201 3,044 2,164 1,498 1,292
1960 3,879 615 2,116 3,942 4,831 5,175 5,167 4,954 4,702 4,416 3,982 3,812 2,112 1,207 1,340
1965 4,685 710 2,609 4,957 6,055 6,481 6,519 6,369 5,921 5,581 4,993 4,784 2,628 1,246 1,443
1970 6,180 930 3,281 6,827 8,131 8,528 8,686 8,735 8,370 7,675 7,051 6,456 2,927 1,662 1,863
1975 8,250 1,246 4,870 8,464 11,170 12,131 12,533 12,605 12,270 11,290 10,398 8,700 2,895 2,276 2,371
1980 11,963 1,857 7,007 11,880 15,491 17,982 18,720 18,896 18,391 17,585 15,939 13,201 4,902 3,658 3,529
1985 14,959 1,771 8,185 14,465 18,642 22,021 24,433 24,385 23,841 22,117 19,953 16,532 6,760 4,977 4,351
1990 17,582 2,058 8,945 16,412 21,211 24,424 27,608 29,074 28,027 25,509 23,243 17,408 7,714 6,153 5,129
1995 19,907 2,164 9,618 17,810 23,200 26,912 29,732 32,334 32,505 28,260 24,673 17,090 8,133 6,430 4,977
1996 20,779 2,234 9,900 18,538 24,024 27,769 30,658 32,850 33,648 29,426 25,177 17,632 8,441 6,715 5,295
1997 21,814 2,379 10,356 19,748 25,231 28,874 31,790 33,738 34,890 31,018 26,229 18,159 8,832 7,097 5,300
1998 23,028 2,600 11,135 21,040 26,645 30,154 32,996 34,823 36,125 32,577 27,588 19,750 9,286 7,429 5,638
1999 23,927 2,718 11,616 22,200 27,805 31,113 33,946 35,717 36,924 33,428 28,382 20,172 9,873 7,323 5,594
2000 25,032 2,804 12,191 23,403 29,404 32,354 35,218 36,932 37,917 34,717 28,850 21,076 10,487 7,903 5,791
2001 25,643 2,788 12,002 23,500 30,130 33,117 35,801 37,426 38,348 35,287 29,886 21,976 12,010 8,566 6,229
2002 25,765 2,748 11,560 23,238 30,420 33,658 35,994 37,574 38,285 35,806 30,715 22,844 12,611 8,834 6,418
2003 26,173 2,726 11,391 23,365 30,891 34,302 36,542 38,150 38,699 36,390 31,540 23,854 13,402 9,470 6,338
2004 27,061 2,801 11,872 23,833 31,977 35,756 37,890 39,584 40,120 37,840 32,960 25,872 14,479 9,927 6,665
2005 27,886 2,832 12,297 24,508 32,630 36,928 39,016 40,529 41,153 38,932 34,468 27,355 15,343 10,531 7,040
2006 28,918 2,897 12,852 25,416 33,717 38,501 40,497 41,888 42,504 40,299 36,118 29,359 16,374 11,427 7,367
2007 29,741 2,992 13,051 26,038 34,420 39,652 41,702 43,212 43,639 41,579 37,300 30,452 17,491 12,260 7,739
2008 30,245 3,020 12,774 26,284 34,958 40,234 42,410 44,118 44,316 42,343 38,300 31,800 18,290 12,548 7,892
2009 b 29,334 2,768 11,360 24,917 33,513 39,278 41,318 42,631 43,109 41,234 37,135 31,920 18,540 12,278 7,637
2010 b 29,575 2,747 11,189 24,636 33,710 39,631 42,268 43,286 43,927 41,866 38,156 32,513 19,225 12,681 7,859
2011 b 30,424 2,863 11,474 25,117 34,365 40,424 43,933 44,723 45,335 43,644 40,073 34,704 21,253 13,610 8,276
  Women
1937 484 163 477 602 621 609 604 589 576 563 585 582 a 366 . . . . . .
1940 472 127 432 530 590 599 596 590 580 562 499 577 607 999 424
1945 770 307 811 821 871 971 1,026 1,018 987 955 946 899 832 766 928
1950 1,124 362 1,153 1,158 1,196 1,297 1,421 1,456 1,410 1,416 1,370 1,349 1,176 1,399 1,232
1955 1,351 408 1,312 1,406 1,430 1,586 1,706 1,775 1,768 1,622 1,542 1,445 1,057 949 802
1960 1,679 484 1,558 1,969 1,718 1,899 2,075 2,205 2,290 2,221 2,040 1,783 1,142 1,007 1,036
1965 1,984 539 1,852 2,067 2,069 2,243 2,478 2,660 2,715 2,764 2,678 2,372 1,208 1,054 1,093
1970 2,735 675 2,538 3,151 2,953 3,210 3,498 3,721 3,790 3,747 3,729 3,236 1,674 1,344 1,375
1975 3,730 905 3,287 4,800 4,454 4,512 4,870 5,168 5,340 5,300 5,020 4,055 2,189 1,895 1,715
1980 6,012 1,451 5,083 7,496 7,649 7,495 7,761 7,893 8,079 7,966 7,756 6,044 3,589 2,853 2,569
1985 8,293 1,524 6,063 10,251 10,986 11,169 11,163 11,072 10,898 10,714 10,133 7,728 4,959 3,671 3,067
1990 10,837 1,816 7,104 12,677 13,642 14,339 15,031 14,920 14,373 13,088 12,194 9,133 5,888 4,387 3,830
1995 12,897 1,991 7,232 14,249 15,853 16,547 18,068 18,732 17,937 16,030 14,147 9,882 6,910 5,120 4,376
1996 13,335 2,051 7,383 14,637 16,387 17,009 18,532 19,496 18,834 16,728 14,670 10,358 6,971 5,605 4,372
1997 14,043 2,243 7,873 15,238 17,150 17,801 19,277 20,325 19,989 17,750 15,762 11,003 7,331 5,638 4,687
1998 14,834 2,435 8,529 16,128 18,133 18,625 20,046 21,484 21,088 18,656 16,606 11,646 7,619 5,968 4,871
1999 15,465 2,519 8,928 16,897 18,823 19,283 20,688 22,265 22,129 19,594 17,168 12,324 8,032 6,245 4,876
2000 16,287 2,638 9,454 17,774 19,893 20,387 21,536 23,202 23,074 20,664 17,993 12,876 8,472 6,459 4,947
2001 17,037 2,649 9,536 18,341 20,736 21,114 22,222 24,035 24,149 21,797 18,733 14,055 9,214 7,117 5,200
2002 17,461 2,613 9,333 18,533 21,203 21,678 22,775 24,401 25,082 22,842 19,582 15,028 9,779 7,552 5,343
2003 17,845 2,554 9,367 18,674 21,750 22,317 23,192 24,933 25,806 23,486 20,506 15,520 10,424 7,947 5,469
2004 18,421 2,637 9,676 19,088 22,375 23,165 23,993 25,670 26,643 24,644 21,393 16,639 10,974 8,211 5,908
2005 18,886 2,693 9,914 19,486 22,876 23,949 24,583 26,051 27,450 25,593 22,290 17,442 11,496 8,609 6,240
2006 19,598 2,761 10,263 20,271 23,695 24,976 25,710 26,833 28,438 26,742 23,793 18,730 12,074 8,954 6,444
2007 20,360 2,843 10,491 20,963 24,729 25,966 26,526 27,736 29,128 27,970 24,978 20,124 12,580 9,676 6,690
2008 21,046 2,874 10,477 21,551 25,464 26,829 27,305 28,538 29,833 29,154 25,870 21,618 13,212 10,253 7,084
2009 b 21,152 2,781 9,865 21,050 25,421 26,967 27,538 28,474 29,792 29,262 26,522 22,349 13,916 10,210 7,352
2010 b 21,147 2,681 9,713 20,529 25,315 27,280 28,060 28,677 29,873 29,662 27,121 23,149 14,323 10,435 7,379
2011 b 21,517 2,671 9,836 20,566 25,729 27,640 28,755 29,381 30,273 30,303 28,338 24,214 15,200 11,175 7,578
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: The amount of median earnings includes estimates above the taxable maximum.
Age refers to age attained during year.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Earnings of workers attaining age 65 during the year. Workers aged 65 or older not covered under program in that year.
b. Preliminary data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B7 Number of wage and salary workers, by sex and amount of taxable earnings, 1992–2011 (in thousands)
Year Total Workers with earnings below the taxable maximum (by dollar amount of earnings) Workers with maximum earnings
1– 9,999 10,000– 19,999 20,000– 29,999 30,000– 39,999 40,000– 49,999 50,000– 59,999 60,000– 69,999 70,000– 79,999 80,000– 89,999 90,000– 99,999 100,000– 106,799
  All wage and salary workers
1992 126,000 46,372 29,812 20,699 12,554 7,084 2,422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,057
1993 128,100 46,571 29,900 21,134 12,786 7,371 3,325 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,013
1994 130,100 46,267 29,903 21,482 13,230 7,709 4,310 277 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,921
1995 132,800 45,781 30,142 22,097 13,853 8,171 4,662 498 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,597
1996 135,100 45,333 29,832 22,612 14,435 8,706 5,052 1,053 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,077
1997 137,765 44,407 29,676 23,076 15,243 9,330 5,523 2,106 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,405
1998 140,386 43,260 29,360 23,586 16,095 10,062 6,008 3,268 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,747
1999 142,703 42,682 28,975 23,861 16,763 10,546 6,456 3,974 856 . . . . . . . . . 8,589
2000 146,097 42,214 28,443 24,306 17,384 11,330 7,056 4,439 1,994 . . . . . . . . . 8,933
2001 146,596 41,296 27,746 23,983 17,661 11,776 7,462 4,730 3,151 177 . . . . . . 8,614
2002 145,793 40,873 26,910 23,495 17,607 11,853 7,662 4,957 3,329 1,266 . . . . . . 7,840
2003 145,101 40,165 26,247 22,988 17,541 11,996 7,794 5,173 3,467 1,821 . . . . . . 7,909
2004 146,662 39,515 25,914 22,822 17,672 12,370 8,221 5,571 3,767 2,213 . . . . . . 8,597
2005 148,530 39,134 25,683 22,867 17,910 12,719 8,559 5,821 3,972 2,878 . . . . . . 8,987
2006 150,787 38,672 25,237 22,742 18,210 13,161 9,002 6,242 4,308 3,017 1,102 . . . 9,093
2007 152,474 38,072 24,892 22,545 18,298 13,444 9,435 6,598 4,592 3,267 1,950 . . . 9,381
2008 152,225 37,171 24,415 22,024 18,178 13,426 9,648 6,804 4,821 3,490 2,536 533 9,178
2009 a 147,135 36,520 23,717 20,947 17,294 12,769 9,250 6,520 4,698 3,429 2,491 1,426 8,075
2010 a 146,593 36,176 23,754 20,500 16,981 12,692 9,219 6,619 4,744 3,429 2,578 1,439 8,462
2011 a 148,209 35,491 23,959 20,608 17,014 12,861 9,380 6,809 4,938 3,623 2,694 1,524 9,308
  Men
1992 66,543 20,640 13,773 11,128 8,069 5,109 1,868 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,955
1993 67,673 20,834 13,875 11,270 8,074 5,224 2,527 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,869
1994 68,481 20,444 13,836 11,360 8,211 5,372 3,243 222 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,794
1995 69,901 20,223 13,865 11,653 8,448 5,587 3,444 388 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,292
1996 70,670 19,771 13,491 11,791 8,667 5,838 3,672 800 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,641
1997 71,910 19,352 13,199 11,864 8,957 6,162 3,932 1,582 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,862
1998 73,111 18,800 12,868 11,946 9,297 6,520 4,199 2,406 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,074
1999 74,376 18,635 12,595 11,942 9,565 6,711 4,456 2,895 642 . . . . . . . . . 6,936
2000 76,033 18,468 12,241 11,958 9,755 7,070 4,734 3,170 1,474 . . . . . . . . . 7,163
2001 76,303 18,298 11,985 11,629 9,763 7,170 4,907 3,268 2,284 136 . . . . . . 6,862
2002 75,711 18,291 11,693 11,258 9,612 7,065 4,925 3,341 2,372 937 . . . . . . 6,217
2003 75,200 17,972 11,396 10,993 9,475 7,072 4,921 3,425 2,428 1,308 . . . . . . 6,210
2004 75,910 17,632 11,236 10,812 9,423 7,216 5,111 3,659 2,588 1,562 . . . . . . 6,670
2005 76,758 17,385 11,032 10,820 9,462 7,378 5,273 3,778 2,677 2,026 . . . . . . 6,926
2006 77,820 17,205 10,773 10,629 9,524 7,527 5,458 4,003 2,869 2,068 788 . . . 6,977
2007 78,612 17,025 10,663 10,398 9,450 7,556 5,634 4,144 3,001 2,233 1,367 . . . 7,141
2008 78,444 16,860 10,428 10,147 9,278 7,387 5,652 4,188 3,107 2,315 1,746 377 6,961
2009 a 75,394 16,939 10,226 9,584 8,650 6,897 5,278 3,905 2,957 2,227 1,665 985 6,081
2010 a 75,085 16,756 10,208 9,379 8,479 6,839 5,239 3,988 2,943 2,224 1,723 990 6,318
2011 a 76,147 16,360 10,344 9,471 8,477 6,942 5,328 4,067 3,054 2,345 1,788 1,048 6,921
  Women
1992 59,457 25,732 16,039 9,571 4,485 1,975 554 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,103
1993 60,427 25,737 16,026 9,864 4,712 2,147 798 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,144
1994 61,619 25,823 16,068 10,122 5,020 2,337 1,067 55 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,127
1995 62,900 25,558 16,277 10,444 5,405 2,584 1,217 110 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,305
1996 64,429 25,563 16,341 10,819 5,768 2,868 1,380 253 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,437
1997 65,855 25,054 16,477 11,211 6,285 3,169 1,591 524 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,543
1998 67,275 24,460 16,492 11,640 6,798 3,541 1,808 862 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,673
1999 68,327 24,048 16,380 11,919 7,199 3,835 2,000 1,079 214 . . . . . . . . . 1,652
2000 70,064 23,745 16,203 12,348 7,630 4,260 2,321 1,268 519 . . . . . . . . . 1,770
2001 70,293 22,997 15,761 12,354 7,898 4,606 2,555 1,462 867 41 . . . . . . 1,752
2002 70,082 22,581 15,218 12,237 7,995 4,788 2,737 1,617 958 329 . . . . . . 1,624
2003 69,901 22,193 14,852 11,995 8,066 4,924 2,873 1,748 1,038 513 . . . . . . 1,699
2004 70,752 21,884 14,678 12,010 8,249 5,154 3,110 1,912 1,179 650 . . . . . . 1,926
2005 71,772 21,749 14,650 12,047 8,448 5,341 3,286 2,042 1,295 852 . . . . . . 2,061
2006 72,967 21,467 14,464 12,113 8,686 5,634 3,544 2,240 1,439 949 314 . . . 2,116
2007 73,862 21,047 14,229 12,147 8,848 5,888 3,802 2,454 1,591 1,034 583 . . . 2,240
2008 73,781 20,311 13,987 11,878 8,900 6,039 3,996 2,616 1,714 1,176 791 157 2,217
2009 a 71,741 19,580 13,491 11,363 8,644 5,872 3,972 2,615 1,740 1,202 826 442 1,993
2010 a 71,508 19,420 13,546 11,121 8,502 5,854 3,980 2,630 1,802 1,205 855 449 2,144
2011 a 72,062 19,132 13,615 11,137 8,537 5,919 4,052 2,742 1,884 1,277 906 476 2,387
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Taxable earnings consist of self-employment income and taxable wages.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Preliminary data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B8 Number of self-employed workers, by sex and age, selected years 1951–2011 (in thousands)
Year Total, all ages Under 20 20–24 25–29 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–61 62–64 65–69 70–71 72 or older
  All self-employed workers
1951 4,190 6 71 246 414 543 592 565 503 462 164 215 237 55 117
1955 6,810 18 114 362 600 757 865 874 790 737 290 441 497 143 322
1960 6,870 19 133 305 560 743 848 929 918 846 316 452 414 101 286
1965 6,550 31 143 292 452 664 814 870 913 885 328 411 388 92 267
1970 6,270 33 159 348 476 581 729 808 837 839 327 407 388 94 244
1975 7,000 67 302 581 679 700 731 813 869 823 317 382 393 95 248
1980 8,200 78 380 824 1,052 983 869 812 851 852 307 381 419 112 280
1985 10,600 112 527 1,099 1,488 1,522 1,261 1,030 930 929 368 434 455 124 321
1990 12,500 152 529 1,123 1,663 1,854 1,736 1,377 1,113 980 381 487 567 150 389
1991 12,800 136 521 1,105 1,697 1,897 1,818 1,474 1,170 998 388 486 561 158 391
1992 13,100 137 509 1,093 1,678 1,951 1,864 1,589 1,243 1,018 382 484 576 166 410
1993 13,200 131 488 1,029 1,650 1,956 1,892 1,647 1,325 1,047 375 481 589 164 426
1994 13,300 140 473 989 1,624 1,936 1,945 1,726 1,357 1,070 375 482 580 164 437
1995 13,500 143 482 1,005 1,612 1,960 1,964 1,808 1,393 1,097 385 467 574 166 445
1996 13,900 147 490 1,036 1,614 2,013 2,035 1,873 1,471 1,144 404 475 575 164 458
1997 14,020 151 498 1,030 1,548 1,978 2,053 1,874 1,555 1,203 402 485 592 169 483
1998 14,230 162 510 1,045 1,524 1,963 2,092 1,885 1,616 1,265 415 493 590 178 492
1999 14,500 171 535 1,040 1,521 1,965 2,088 1,969 1,684 1,322 420 514 595 174 502
2000 14,675 173 554 1,016 1,495 1,948 2,093 2,014 1,785 1,345 443 522 591 180 515
2001 14,930 173 598 1,036 1,526 1,907 2,113 2,042 1,825 1,421 457 526 610 178 519
2002 15,858 175 700 1,112 1,626 1,898 2,191 2,158 1,911 1,578 537 585 651 172 564
2003 15,969 176 703 1,123 1,638 1,915 2,209 2,177 1,924 1,588 541 587 652 173 565
2004 16,496 189 747 1,194 1,643 1,948 2,236 2,228 1,992 1,684 533 649 691 183 580
2005 17,098 211 815 1,281 1,662 2,013 2,256 2,283 2,066 1,764 528 691 739 194 595
2006 17,724 215 871 1,379 1,665 2,085 2,255 2,353 2,147 1,848 580 721 780 212 612
2007 18,214 226 929 1,452 1,719 2,115 2,232 2,388 2,210 1,856 680 727 825 218 638
2008 17,973 218 931 1,491 1,699 2,055 2,135 2,326 2,168 1,835 673 727 855 216 644
2009 a 17,853 199 903 1,471 1,704 1,990 2,117 2,279 2,159 1,869 637 804 851 221 649
2010 a 18,074 196 966 1,519 1,789 1,937 2,132 2,243 2,177 1,891 653 841 866 225 640
2011 a 17,731 188 967 1,484 1,742 1,826 2,037 2,099 2,094 1,888 643 871 944 250 699
  Men
1951 3,620 5 61 219 370 478 519 479 430 393 139 179 204 47 97
1955 5,980 16 104 335 555 687 773 773 679 631 247 373 420 122 265
1960 5,990 16 119 284 515 678 757 812 793 709 260 386 348 83 230
1965 5,640 26 127 263 410 598 714 759 772 742 272 339 326 75 217
1970 5,370 28 136 306 422 522 642 699 712 695 268 324 320 77 201
1975 5,790 57 251 479 564 584 619 680 715 672 255 309 326 78 201
1980 6,407 60 305 639 793 752 672 641 681 668 244 301 333 92 226
1985 7,623 79 378 782 1,060 1,058 873 730 674 686 278 328 351 97 249
1990 8,525 103 346 746 1,112 1,241 1,148 914 762 693 270 355 424 116 295
1991 8,668 92 341 726 1,109 1,268 1,204 976 793 699 273 350 418 119 299
1992 8,798 89 330 714 1,090 1,289 1,228 1,041 830 706 271 344 427 126 312
1993 8,840 89 310 674 1,075 1,290 1,241 1,078 885 713 261 341 436 125 322
1994 8,839 89 309 638 1,053 1,269 1,268 1,127 890 723 263 333 423 122 331
1995 8,908 97 305 648 1,030 1,271 1,281 1,170 906 735 269 325 413 124 335
1996 9,074 94 306 658 1,021 1,281 1,322 1,200 954 754 276 328 415 119 346
1997 9,078 98 311 638 975 1,245 1,313 1,197 997 788 275 334 420 122 365
1998 9,109 98 314 641 947 1,217 1,326 1,188 1,033 819 275 338 415 130 368
1999 9,225 107 319 632 948 1,207 1,314 1,240 1,063 844 279 352 415 127 377
2000 9,277 106 328 604 913 1,193 1,310 1,268 1,128 856 294 348 415 130 383
2001 9,354 102 345 613 912 1,163 1,320 1,280 1,145 893 297 349 426 129 379
2002 9,778 109 395 636 955 1,147 1,333 1,331 1,187 983 338 380 445 124 415
2003 9,860 109 397 645 964 1,160 1,347 1,346 1,195 990 341 381 446 125 416
2004 10,088 111 410 682 951 1,165 1,343 1,373 1,233 1,045 338 417 471 128 423
2005 10,395 126 448 722 958 1,185 1,352 1,398 1,272 1,093 328 441 500 139 433
2006 10,705 125 470 777 954 1,204 1,343 1,433 1,317 1,147 359 458 524 152 442
2007 10,891 133 497 802 970 1,214 1,324 1,433 1,348 1,132 422 454 547 153 462
2008 10,591 121 480 806 946 1,155 1,248 1,373 1,305 1,110 422 452 560 150 462
2009 a 10,361 107 442 769 926 1,101 1,210 1,331 1,295 1,122 393 493 552 152 468
2010 a 10,411 103 463 758 944 1,061 1,210 1,299 1,311 1,155 399 526 561 154 464
2011 a 9,989 100 444 717 900 965 1,117 1,192 1,232 1,129 386 540 605 167 494
  Women
1951 570 1 10 27 44 65 73 86 73 69 25 36 33 8 20
1955 830 2 10 27 45 70 92 101 111 106 43 68 77 21 57
1960 880 3 14 21 45 65 91 117 125 137 56 66 67 18 55
1965 910 5 16 29 42 66 100 111 141 143 56 72 62 17 50
1970 900 5 23 42 54 59 87 109 125 144 59 65 68 17 43
1975 1,210 10 51 102 115 116 112 133 154 151 62 73 67 17 47
1980 1,793 18 75 185 259 231 197 171 170 184 63 80 86 20 54
1985 2,977 33 149 317 428 464 388 300 256 243 90 106 104 27 72
1990 3,975 49 183 377 551 613 588 463 350 287 111 132 142 34 94
1991 4,131 44 180 378 588 629 614 499 376 299 115 136 143 39 92
1992 4,302 48 179 380 588 662 636 548 413 312 110 140 148 39 98
1993 4,360 41 178 355 575 666 651 569 440 334 114 140 153 39 104
1994 4,460 51 164 352 572 667 677 599 468 346 112 148 157 42 105
1995 4,592 46 177 357 582 689 683 638 487 362 116 142 161 42 109
1996 4,826 54 183 377 594 733 713 673 517 390 128 147 160 45 112
1997 4,942 54 188 392 572 733 739 676 558 415 128 151 172 47 118
1998 5,121 65 196 404 577 746 767 697 583 445 140 155 175 48 124
1999 5,276 64 216 408 573 757 773 729 621 478 141 162 180 47 126
2000 5,398 68 226 412 582 754 783 747 657 489 148 173 176 50 132
2001 5,576 71 253 423 614 744 793 762 680 528 160 177 184 49 139
2002 6,080 66 305 475 671 751 858 827 724 595 199 205 206 48 148
2003 6,109 67 305 478 675 755 862 831 729 598 200 206 206 49 149
2004 6,408 77 338 512 692 784 893 855 758 640 195 232 220 55 157
2005 6,703 85 367 560 704 828 904 885 795 672 201 250 238 54 162
2006 7,019 90 401 602 711 880 912 920 830 701 221 264 256 60 170
2007 7,323 93 432 650 749 901 908 956 861 724 257 273 278 65 176
2008 7,382 96 451 686 753 900 886 953 863 725 252 275 295 66 181
2009 a 7,492 91 461 702 778 890 906 949 864 746 244 311 299 70 181
2010 a 7,663 93 503 760 845 876 921 944 866 736 254 314 305 70 176
2011 a 7,742 88 522 767 842 861 920 907 862 759 257 330 339 82 205
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Age refers to age attained during year.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Preliminary data.
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Table 4.B9 Number of self-employed workers, by sex and amount of taxable earnings, 1992–2011 (in thousands)
Year Total Workers with earnings below taxable maximum (by dollar amount of earnings) Workers with maximum earnings
1– 9,999 10,000– 19,999 20,000– 29,999 30,000– 39,999 40,000– 49,999 50,000– 59,999 60,000– 69,999 70,000– 79,999 80,000– 89,999 90,000– 99,999 100,000– 106,799
  All self-employed workers
1992 13,098 6,039 2,755 1,576 971 612 308 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 839
1993 13,202 6,015 2,776 1,570 990 633 388 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828
1994 13,297 5,886 2,832 1,586 1,019 645 426 92 . . . . . . . . . . . . 814
1995 13,499 5,909 2,882 1,604 1,044 678 444 116 . . . . . . . . . . . . 822
1996 13,900 5,979 2,964 1,650 1,092 713 471 176 . . . . . . . . . . . . 854
1997 14,019 5,911 2,966 1,670 1,100 737 489 278 . . . . . . . . . . . . 869
1998 14,237 5,835 3,010 1,717 1,157 777 505 387 . . . . . . . . . . . . 848
1999 14,499 5,745 3,075 1,756 1,191 804 535 384 162 . . . . . . . . . 848
2000 14,672 5,592 3,019 1,730 1,189 811 560 399 269 . . . . . . . . . 1,104
2001 14,930 5,625 3,123 1,741 1,186 834 584 400 314 82 . . . . . . 1,042
2002 15,249 5,810 3,305 1,777 1,202 850 601 426 305 197 . . . . . . 776
2003 15,969 6,018 3,489 1,852 1,254 899 641 441 327 250 . . . . . . 798
2004 16,496 6,065 3,639 1,919 1,277 950 672 472 350 300 . . . . . . 852
2005 17,098 6,087 3,745 2,006 1,372 990 724 508 375 388 . . . . . . 902
2006 17,724 6,172 3,914 2,077 1,413 1,032 752 554 409 311 202 . . . 887
2007 18,214 6,389 4,016 2,088 1,408 1,044 780 577 422 329 294 . . . 867
2008 17,973 6,264 4,094 2,015 1,342 993 757 561 424 327 251 137 809
2009 a 17,853 6,564 4,127 1,897 1,264 932 689 528 381 308 236 213 714
2010 a 18,074 6,691 4,318 1,858 1,247 909 678 508 397 296 236 214 722
2011 a 17,731 6,372 4,306 1,827 1,234 910 686 517 392 304 238 218 729
  Men
1992 8,795 3,497 1,936 1,145 746 485 252 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734
1993 8,841 3,482 1,927 1,141 760 500 316 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 715
1994 8,839 3,331 1,958 1,153 772 503 340 77 . . . . . . . . . . . . 705
1995 8,908 3,329 1,964 1,152 782 521 356 96 . . . . . . . . . . . . 708
1996 9,075 3,313 1,997 1,176 807 545 367 141 . . . . . . . . . . . . 729
1997 9,077 3,233 1,980 1,171 796 559 381 223 . . . . . . . . . . . . 735
1998 9,116 3,150 1,955 1,189 831 584 389 309 . . . . . . . . . . . . 710
1999 9,224 3,066 1,972 1,202 848 591 409 299 129 . . . . . . . . . 709
2000 9,277 2,944 1,908 1,159 830 585 415 304 211 . . . . . . . . . 920
2001 9,354 2,947 1,934 1,159 812 596 423 305 247 66 . . . . . . 865
2002 9,442 3,048 2,024 1,175 823 594 439 310 231 155 . . . . . . 643
2003 9,860 3,158 2,103 1,228 853 637 461 324 248 194 . . . . . . 654
2004 10,088 3,152 2,144 1,252 868 663 480 346 260 230 . . . . . . 694
2005 10,395 3,148 2,166 1,297 920 687 511 368 276 295 . . . . . . 727
2006 10,705 3,175 2,216 1,329 935 709 524 400 301 231 157 . . . 728
2007 10,891 3,283 2,241 1,323 916 702 539 404 307 243 225 . . . 707
2008 10,591 3,196 2,213 1,265 860 654 522 389 302 237 188 105 660
2009 a 10,361 3,349 2,193 1,176 797 609 468 363 268 223 172 158 585
2010 a 10,411 3,392 2,242 1,162 794 600 449 354 279 215 177 159 589
2011 a 9,989 3,114 2,144 1,135 777 588 460 352 273 218 174 166 589
  Women
1992 4,303 2,541 819 431 225 127 55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
1993 4,361 2,534 849 429 230 133 73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
1994 4,458 2,553 873 435 246 142 85 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
1995 4,591 2,581 918 452 261 157 88 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
1996 4,825 2,666 967 475 285 168 104 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
1997 4,942 2,679 986 499 303 178 108 55 . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
1998 5,121 2,686 1,056 528 327 193 116 78 . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
1999 5,276 2,679 1,103 554 343 212 126 85 33 . . . . . . . . . 139
2000 5,395 2,646 1,111 570 359 226 145 95 58 . . . . . . . . . 184
2001 5,576 2,677 1,189 581 374 238 161 95 67 17 . . . . . . 177
2002 5,807 2,762 1,281 602 379 256 162 116 74 42 . . . . . . 133
2003 6,109 2,861 1,385 625 401 262 180 117 79 55 . . . . . . 145
2004 6,408 2,913 1,495 667 409 288 192 126 90 70 . . . . . . 159
2005 6,703 2,939 1,579 709 452 303 213 140 99 93 . . . . . . 175
2006 7,019 2,997 1,698 748 478 324 228 154 108 80 44 . . . 160
2007 7,323 3,105 1,775 765 492 342 241 173 116 86 69 . . . 160
2008 7,382 3,068 1,881 749 482 339 235 173 122 91 63 32 149
2009 a 7,492 3,215 1,934 721 467 323 221 165 113 84 65 55 129
2010 a 7,663 3,299 2,076 696 453 309 229 154 117 81 59 55 133
2011 a 7,742 3,257 2,162 693 457 322 226 165 119 85 64 52 139
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Taxable earnings consist of self-employment income and taxable wages.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Preliminary data.
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Table 4.B10 Number of workers with Social Security (OASDI) taxable earnings, amount taxable, and contributions, by state or other area and type of earnings, 2011
State or area a Number b (thousands) Taxable earnings c (millions of dollars) OASDI contributions d (millions of dollars)
Total Wage and salary Self- employed Total Wage and salary Self- employed Total Wage and salary Self- employed
All areas 158,616 148,209 17,731 5,486,992 5,181,300 305,692 680,387 642,481 37,906
Alabama 2,323 2,185 250 72,842 69,230 3,612 9,032 8,585 448
Alaska 405 380 43 14,597 13,651 946 1,810 1,693 117
Arizona 2,972 2,804 299 99,289 94,502 4,787 12,312 11,718 594
Arkansas 1,444 1,353 159 41,410 39,070 2,340 5,135 4,845 290
California 16,942 15,390 2,379 633,054 587,325 45,729 78,499 72,828 5,670
Colorado 2,575 2,388 319 92,088 86,166 5,922 11,419 10,685 734
Connecticut 1,966 1,829 225 80,521 75,057 5,463 9,985 9,307 677
Delaware 494 476 33 17,579 17,045 534 2,180 2,114 66
District of Columbia 387 368 34 17,544 16,694 850 2,175 2,070 105
Florida 9,049 8,361 1,143 283,565 268,646 14,919 35,162 33,312 1,850
Georgia 4,698 4,383 545 153,973 146,269 7,703 19,093 18,137 955
Hawaii 731 686 72 25,507 24,163 1,345 3,163 2,996 167
Idaho 786 739 86 23,165 21,828 1,337 2,872 2,707 166
Illinois 6,512 6,077 750 231,889 219,267 12,622 28,754 27,189 1,565
Indiana 3,606 3,439 314 112,266 107,147 5,118 13,921 13,286 635
Iowa 1,766 1,663 195 55,472 51,957 3,515 6,879 6,443 436
Kansas 1,570 1,478 171 51,592 48,328 3,265 6,397 5,993 405
Kentucky 2,173 2,043 227 64,415 61,160 3,254 7,987 7,584 404
Louisiana 2,158 2,009 262 67,217 63,159 4,058 8,335 7,832 503
Maine 724 669 88 21,171 19,778 1,393 2,625 2,453 173
Maryland 3,210 3,032 321 137,053 130,933 6,120 16,995 16,236 759
Massachusetts 3,455 3,216 387 137,337 129,146 8,191 17,030 16,014 1,016
Michigan 5,066 4,775 532 163,809 155,756 8,053 20,312 19,314 999
Minnesota 3,124 2,952 329 113,627 107,747 5,881 14,090 13,361 729
Mississippi 1,392 1,301 162 40,067 37,812 2,255 4,968 4,689 280
Missouri 3,083 2,900 319 94,786 89,839 4,947 11,753 11,140 613
Montana 559 520 68 15,781 14,581 1,200 1,957 1,808 149
Nebraska 1,074 1,016 117 34,712 32,645 2,067 4,304 4,048 256
Nevada 1,198 1,131 113 37,942 36,038 1,904 4,705 4,469 236
New Hampshire 786 735 83 29,646 27,869 1,777 3,676 3,456 220
New Jersey 4,747 4,460 493 202,508 191,724 10,784 25,111 23,774 1,337
New Mexico 961 906 98 29,365 27,943 1,422 3,641 3,465 176
New York 10,217 9,480 1,231 392,705 370,732 21,973 48,695 45,971 2,725
North Carolina 4,818 4,524 514 154,738 147,027 7,711 19,187 18,231 956
North Dakota 424 400 50 13,827 12,596 1,231 1,715 1,562 153
Ohio 5,644 5,285 596 177,033 167,379 9,653 21,952 20,755 1,197
Oklahoma 1,937 1,820 206 58,793 55,630 3,163 7,290 6,898 392
Oregon 1,941 1,813 200 64,291 60,741 3,550 7,972 7,532 440
Pennsylvania 6,820 6,475 621 240,603 229,323 11,281 29,835 28,436 1,399
Rhode Island 580 547 59 20,621 19,566 1,055 2,557 2,426 131
South Carolina 2,275 2,153 219 70,281 67,151 3,130 8,715 8,327 388
South Dakota 510 478 64 14,439 13,391 1,047 1,790 1,661 130
Tennessee 3,235 3,000 399 100,641 93,169 7,471 12,479 11,553 926
Texas 11,991 11,087 1,535 415,576 389,480 26,095 51,531 48,296 3,236
Utah 1,390 1,331 126 43,935 42,224 1,711 5,448 5,236 212
Vermont 388 363 45 12,299 11,517 782 1,525 1,428 97
Virginia 4,453 4,228 412 176,370 168,963 7,408 21,870 20,951 919
Washington 3,500 3,305 326 136,230 129,727 6,502 16,892 16,086 806
West Virginia 900 854 79 28,039 26,666 1,374 3,477 3,307 170
Wisconsin 3,226 3,072 285 108,060 103,343 4,717 13,399 12,814 585
Wyoming 333 316 34 11,675 11,061 614 1,448 1,372 76
Outlying area
Puerto Rico 1,131 1,046 104 24,226 22,440 1,786 3,004 2,783 222
Other and unknown e 974 968 8 26,821 26,698 124 3,326 3,310 15
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Continuous Work History Sample, 1 percent sample.
NOTE: Data are based on preliminary estimates.
a. Most state assignments are based on end-of-year residence obtained from electronically filed employer wage reports; the remainder are based on location of employer from reports filed on paper.
b. Workers with earnings in both wage and salary employment and self-employment are counted in each type of employment but only once in the total. National and state totals and subtotals are unduplicated counts of workers in each type of employment.
c. Includes Social Security taxable wages as reported by employers and Social Security taxable self-employment income as reported by self-employed individuals. Annual maximum taxable earnings for Social Security (OASDI) from a single employer or from self-employment were $106,800 in 2011. Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
d. For 2011 earnings, paid at the rate of 6.2 percent of taxable wages by both employees and employers, 6.2 percent of taxable tips by employees, and 12.4 percent of self-employment income by self-employed workers. Data are unadjusted for multi-employer tax refunds. Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
e. Persons employed in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands; U.S. citizens employed abroad by U.S. employers; persons employed on U.S. oceanborne vessels; and workers with unknown residence.
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Table 4.B11 Number of workers with Social Security (OASDI) taxable earnings, amount taxable, and contributions, by type of earnings, selected years 1937–2012
Year Number a (thousands) Taxable earnings b (millions of dollars) OASDI contributions c,d (millions of dollars)
Total Wage and salary Self- employed Total Wage and salary Self- employed Total Wage and salary Self- employed
1937 32,900 32,900 . . . 29,620 29,620 . . . 592 592 . . .
1940 35,390 35,390 . . . 32,970 32,970 . . . 659 659 . . .
1945 46,390 46,390 . . . 62,950 62,950 . . . 1,259 1,259 . . .
1950 48,280 48,280 . . . 87,500 87,500 . . . 2,625 2,625 . . .
1951 58,120 54,630 4,190 120,770 111,250 9,520 3,552 3,338 214
1952 59,580 56,060 4,240 128,640 118,880 9,760 3,786 3,566 220
1953 60,840 57,220 4,340 135,870 125,840 10,030 4,001 3,775 226
1954 59,610 55,940 4,350 133,520 123,410 10,110 5,240 4,936 303
1955 65,200 59,560 6,810 157,540 141,810 15,730 6,144 5,672 472
1956 67,610 61,560 7,390 170,720 153,010 17,710 6,652 6,120 531
1957 70,590 64,730 7,150 181,380 163,990 17,390 7,966 7,380 587
1958 69,770 64,040 7,130 180,720 163,140 17,580 7,935 7,341 593
1959 71,700 66,000 7,060 202,310 183,620 18,690 9,882 9,181 701
1960 72,530 66,980 6,870 207,000 188,580 18,420 12,144 11,315 829
1961 72,820 67,360 6,790 209,640 190,850 18,790 12,297 11,451 846
1962 74,280 68,890 6,720 219,050 200,130 18,920 13,397 12,508 889
1963 75,540 70,310 6,590 225,550 206,840 18,710 16,006 14,996 1,010
1964 77,430 72,230 6,480 236,390 217,430 18,960 16,788 15,764 1,024
1965 80,680 75,430 6,550 250,730 230,830 19,900 17,810 16,735 1,075
1966 84,600 79,460 6,630 312,540 287,860 24,680 23,597 22,165 1,431
1967 87,040 82,020 6,470 329,960 305,670 24,290 25,275 23,842 1,433
1968 89,380 84,470 6,570 375,800 348,500 27,300 28,069 26,486 1,583
1969 92,060 87,200 6,350 402,510 375,010 27,500 33,233 31,501 1,733
1970 93,090 88,180 6,270 415,580 388,680 26,900 34,344 32,649 1,695
1971 93,340 88,460 6,290 426,950 399,550 27,400 38,649 36,759 1,891
1972 96,240 91,220 6,600 484,150 452,050 32,100 43,804 41,589 2,215
1973 99,830 94,610 7,100 561,850 523,450 38,400 53,463 50,775 2,688
1974 101,330 96,190 7,040 636,800 594,400 42,400 61,814 58,846 2,968
1975 100,200 94,900 7,000 664,700 621,100 43,600 64,541 61,489 3,052
1976 102,600 97,230 7,400 737,700 689,200 48,500 71,626 68,231 3,395
1977 105,800 100,450 7,480 816,600 763,600 53,000 79,306 75,596 3,710
1978 110,600 104,810 8,040 915,600 856,100 59,500 90,691 86,466 4,225
1979 112,700 106,900 8,200 1,067,000 997,500 69,500 106,246 101,346 4,900
1980 113,000 107,200 8,200 1,180,700 1,109,000 71,700 117,729 112,674 5,055
1981 113,000 107,300 8,250 1,294,100 1,220,000 74,100 136,468 130,540 5,928
1982 111,800 105,800 8,550 1,365,300 1,290,000 75,300 145,382 139,320 6,062
1983 112,100 105,900 9,200 1,454,100 1,369,000 85,100 154,703 147,852 6,851
1984 116,300 109,900 9,900 1,608,800 1,515,000 93,800 183,403 172,710 10,693
1985 119,800 113,400 10,600 1,722,600 1,621,000 101,600 196,376 184,794 11,582
1986 122,900 115,900 11,200 1,844,400 1,730,800 113,600 210,262 197,311 12,950
1987 125,600 118,200 12,000 1,960,000 1,835,100 124,900 223,440 209,201 14,239
1988 129,600 122,100 12,400 2,088,400 1,952,000 136,400 253,114 236,582 16,532
1989 131,700 123,900 12,900 2,239,500 2,096,000 143,500 271,427 254,035 17,392
1990 133,600 126,100 12,500 2,358,000 2,222,000 136,000 292,392 275,528 16,864
1991 133,000 125,200 12,800 2,422,500 2,283,000 139,500 300,390 283,092 17,298
1992 134,000 126,000 13,100 2,532,900 2,386,000 146,900 314,080 295,864 18,216
1993 136,100 128,100 13,200 2,636,100 2,483,400 152,700 326,876 307,942 18,935
1994 138,200 130,100 13,300 2,785,200 2,624,500 160,700 345,365 325,438 19,927
1995 141,000 132,800 13,500 2,919,100 2,754,300 164,800 361,968 341,533 20,435
1996 143,400 135,100 13,900 3,073,500 2,901,700 171,800 381,114 359,811 21,303
1997 146,145 137,765 14,020 3,285,000 3,104,300 180,700 407,340 384,933 22,407
1998 148,786 140,386 14,230 3,524,900 3,333,700 191,200 437,088 413,379 23,709
1999 151,333 142,703 14,500 3,749,600 3,547,300 202,300 464,950 439,865 25,085
2000 154,732 146,097 14,675 4,008,500 3,798,400 210,100 497,054 471,002 26,052
2001 155,416 146,596 14,930 4,167,900 3,950,100 217,800 516,820 489,812 27,007
2002 154,893 145,793 15,249 4,250,100 4,021,800 228,300 527,012 498,703 28,309
2003 154,576 145,101 15,969 4,355,000 4,114,000 241,000 540,020 510,136 29,884
2004 156,405 146,662 16,496 4,554,500 4,295,900 258,600 564,758 532,692 32,066
2005 158,511 148,530 17,098 4,766,000 4,490,500 275,500 590,984 556,822 34,162
2006 161,052 150,787 17,724 5,043,400 4,751,700 291,700 625,382 589,211 36,171
2007 162,928 152,474 18,214 5,268,200 4,973,300 294,900 653,257 616,689 36,568
2008 162,532 152,225 17,973 5,432,800 5,140,600 292,200 673,667 637,434 36,233
2009 e 157,702 147,135 17,853 5,271,500 4,985,000 286,500 653,666 618,140 35,526
2010 e 157,257 146,593 18,074 5,310,300 5,023,400 286,900 658,477 622,902 35,576
2011 f 158,616 148,209 17,731 5,486,992 5,181,300 305,692 680,387 642,481 37,906
2012 g 160,944 150,463 17,890 5,732,730 5,407,151 325,579 710,859 670,487 40,372
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Bureau of Labor Statistics.
NOTES: . . . = not applicable.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Workers with earnings in both wage and salary employment and self-employment are counted in each type of employment but only once in the total.
b. Includes Social Security taxable wages as reported by employers and Social Security taxable self-employment income as reported by self-employed individuals. See Table 2.A3 for annual maximum taxable earnings.
c. See Table 2.A3 for contribution rates.
d. Data are unadjusted for multi-employer tax refunds. Unadjusted for tax credits. See Table 2.A5 for information on tax credits.
e. Preliminary data.
f. Taxable earnings are preliminary estimates based on Social Security data; employment data are preliminary estimates based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Income and Product Accounts.
g. Preliminary estimates based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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Table 4.B12 Number of workers with Medicare Part A (HI) taxable earnings, amount taxable, and contributions, by state or other area and type of earnings, 2011
State or area a Number b (thousands) Taxable earnings c (millions of dollars) HI contributions d (millions of dollars)
Total Wage and salary Self- employed Total Wage and salary Self- employed Total Wage and salary Self- employed
All areas 162,619 152,443 18,556 6,810,089 6,321,000 489,089 197,493 183,309 14,184
Alabama 2,332 2,194 259 80,692 75,817 4,874 2,340 2,199 141
Alaska 436 413 45 18,964 17,402 1,562 550 505 45
Arizona 2,982 2,815 310 114,200 107,454 6,746 3,312 3,116 196
Arkansas 1,448 1,358 163 45,993 43,118 2,875 1,334 1,250 83
California 17,885 16,379 2,493 866,254 792,452 73,802 25,121 22,981 2,140
Colorado 2,773 2,603 334 120,898 112,022 8,876 3,506 3,249 257
Connecticut 2,013 1,879 240 123,454 110,939 12,514 3,580 3,217 363
Delaware 496 478 35 20,179 19,236 943 585 558 27
District of Columbia 394 376 37 23,367 20,964 2,403 678 608 70
Florida 9,119 8,437 1,184 330,967 309,526 21,441 9,598 8,976 622
Georgia 4,811 4,503 565 185,069 173,689 11,380 5,367 5,037 330
Hawaii 748 704 75 28,841 26,953 1,888 836 782 55
Idaho 788 740 89 25,301 23,595 1,705 734 684 49
Illinois 6,784 6,369 786 304,643 283,362 21,280 8,835 8,218 617
Indiana 3,621 3,455 324 124,232 117,228 7,005 3,603 3,400 203
Iowa 1,770 1,668 203 60,459 56,108 4,350 1,753 1,627 126
Kansas 1,575 1,484 178 58,858 54,366 4,493 1,707 1,577 130
Kentucky 2,230 2,104 236 73,777 69,452 4,324 2,140 2,014 125
Louisiana 2,337 2,198 272 84,401 79,271 5,130 2,448 2,299 149
Maine 757 703 91 25,004 23,295 1,709 725 676 50
Maryland 3,255 3,079 346 168,701 157,379 11,321 4,892 4,564 328
Massachusetts 3,723 3,504 415 193,284 178,933 14,351 5,605 5,189 416
Michigan 5,086 4,796 556 193,096 179,134 13,962 5,600 5,195 405
Minnesota 3,134 2,963 344 131,784 124,176 7,608 3,822 3,601 221
Mississippi 1,397 1,306 167 43,410 40,621 2,788 1,259 1,178 81
Missouri 3,150 2,971 329 111,812 104,861 6,951 3,243 3,041 202
Montana 561 522 71 17,501 15,889 1,611 508 461 47
Nebraska 1,077 1,020 122 40,256 36,985 3,270 1,167 1,073 95
Nevada 1,288 1,225 116 48,320 45,363 2,957 1,401 1,316 86
New Hampshire 798 747 86 35,105 32,964 2,140 1,018 956 62
New Jersey 4,771 4,485 528 267,231 246,029 21,202 7,750 7,135 615
New Mexico 970 916 102 32,549 30,571 1,978 944 887 57
New York 10,229 9,493 1,303 533,887 482,857 51,031 15,483 14,003 1,480
North Carolina 4,825 4,531 537 175,719 164,702 11,017 5,096 4,776 320
North Dakota 425 401 52 15,580 13,933 1,647 452 404 48
Ohio 6,168 5,844 623 234,660 221,156 13,504 6,805 6,414 392
Oklahoma 1,948 1,833 215 65,728 61,761 3,967 1,906 1,791 115
Oregon 1,946 1,818 208 72,353 67,790 4,563 2,098 1,966 132
Pennsylvania 6,848 6,504 656 281,520 265,028 16,492 8,164 7,686 478
Rhode Island 588 556 63 24,346 22,636 1,710 706 656 50
South Carolina 2,276 2,154 226 80,097 75,745 4,351 2,323 2,197 126
South Dakota 511 479 66 15,851 14,583 1,267 460 423 37
Tennessee 3,253 3,019 414 121,952 108,439 13,513 3,537 3,145 392
Texas 12,668 11,799 1,600 532,219 493,763 38,456 15,434 14,319 1,115
Utah 1,399 1,340 132 53,005 50,010 2,995 1,537 1,450 87
Vermont 388 363 47 13,532 12,567 965 392 364 28
Virginia 4,481 4,257 440 210,998 197,275 13,722 6,119 5,721 398
Washington 3,522 3,328 344 158,518 149,327 9,191 4,597 4,330 267
West Virginia 904 859 83 31,227 29,201 2,026 906 847 59
Wisconsin 3,233 3,079 298 120,515 114,651 5,863 3,495 3,325 170
Wyoming 334 317 36 12,930 11,996 934 375 348 27
Outlying area
Puerto Rico 1,173 1,090 105 27,119 24,840 2,279 786 720 66
Other and unknown e 991 985 8 29,734 29,584 150 862 858 4
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Continuous Work History Sample, 1 percent sample.
NOTE: Data are based on preliminary estimates.
a. Most state assignments are based on end-of-year residence obtained from electronically filed employer wage reports; the remainder are based on location of employer from reports filed on paper.
b. Workers with earnings in both wage and salary employment and self-employment are counted in each type of employment but only once in the total. National and state totals and subtotals are unduplicated counts of workers in each type of employment.
c. No annual maximum taxable earnings amount for Medicare. Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
d. For 2011 earnings, paid at the rate of 1.45 percent of taxable wages by both employees and employers, 1.45 percent of taxable tips by employees, and 2.9 percent of self-employment income by self-employed workers. Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
e. Persons employed in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands; U.S. citizens employed abroad by U.S. employers; persons employed on U.S. oceanborne vessels; and workers with unknown residence.
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Table 4.B13 Social Security (OASDI) taxable earnings, by sex and age, 2011
Sex Total, all ages a Under 20 20–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–61 62–64 65–69 70 or older
  Social Security (OASDI) taxable earnings (in millions of dollars)
All workers 5,485,785 34,502 705,706 1,226,177 1,492,660 1,401,234 189,367 211,141 150,826 74,174
Men 3,251,215 18,143 392,207 725,353 899,631 830,620 111,623 127,263 95,951 50,424
Women 2,234,570 16,358 313,499 500,824 593,028 570,614 77,744 83,877 54,875 23,750
  Percentage distribution, by age
All workers 100 1 13 22 27 26 3 4 3 1
Men 100 1 12 22 28 26 3 4 3 2
Women 100 1 14 22 27 26 3 4 2 1
  Percentage distribution, by sex
All workers 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Men 59 53 56 59 60 59 59 60 64 68
Women 41 47 44 41 40 41 41 40 36 32
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Includes Social Security taxable wages as reported by employers and Social Security taxable self-employment income as reported by self-employed individuals.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Includes workers of unknown age.
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Table 4.B14 Medicare Part A (HI) taxable earnings, by sex and age, 2011
Sex Total, all ages a Under 20 20–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–61 62–64 65–69 70 or older
  Medicare Part A (HI) taxable earnings (in millions of dollars)
All workers 6,804,982 34,711 738,401 1,415,363 1,911,279 1,853,578 247,206 289,912 211,978 102,554
Men 4,267,258 18,258 411,819 855,751 1,223,008 1,181,993 157,350 193,514 149,752 75,813
Women 2,537,724 16,452 326,583 559,612 688,272 671,585 89,856 96,398 62,226 26,740
  Percentage distribution, by age
All workers 100 1 11 21 28 27 4 4 3 2
Men 100 0 10 20 29 28 4 5 4 2
Women 100 1 13 22 27 26 4 4 2 1
  Percentage distribution, by sex
All workers 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Men 63 53 56 60 64 64 64 67 71 74
Women 37 47 44 40 36 36 36 33 29 26
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Includes workers of unknown age.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.