The average salary in the United States is believed to be at approximately $81,000, to date. These numbers come from the United States Census Bureau findings in 2007. This average salary is a figure that is based upon the average salary of the entire household. This average salary number is a representation of all income bearers that are over the age of 18. The average salary has factored in the state provided modes of income that each household receives, investments, as well as child support. This average salary also comes by way of the makeup of a number of careers and industries. The average salaries have increased throughout the years. Most recently the average salaries median has increased by close to 1.5%. The average salaries that fall within the median in the United States are just over $50,000 a year. The median average salaries for both men and women have increased. The average salary median for men is up approximately $2,000 from what it was at $43,460. The average salary median for women is up approximately $2,000, as well, at $35,102.
On the high end of the salary count, out of the 116,011,000 households that are in the United States, it is reported that 1.93% of those households held average salaries of at least $250,000. On the other end of the spectrum, the average salaries that were considered to be federally impoverished are 12.3% of the 116,011,000. This was concluded by the average salary assessment that was conducted by the United States Census Bureau in 2006. The Census Bureau of 2006, also found that the median average salary for 20% of those that fit into that category earned average salaries that were under $19,178.
The 2006 Census Bureau reports state that those that did earn average salaries that were over $60,000 were able to do so with more than one household member typically. Thus, most times that people were marked at the higher end of the average salary numbers, were usually able to be marked there because they had one or more additional individuals to contribute to the household income. Those that fell within the mid range average salaries, typically only had one household member over the age of 18 that was contributing towards that household income.