Income is all the money that you receive in exchange for your work or generate through your investments. Income is a flow – it is money received in some timeframe, for example, annual income or hourly salary. Income is an important measure, but net worth or wealth – the amount you've accumulated after netting out your assets and liabilities – is a more critical measure.
Here you'll find research, essays, and (more than a few) tools that will help you understand statistics and information around income.
Income is a taboo topic. Luckily, there are high-quality surveys compiling income and salary statistics – that DQYDJ can turn into tools. These calculators make it easy to visualize the income distribution or compare salaries for a cohort.
Want to see the research backing the tool data? Have other questions about the income distribution breakdown for various cohorts? This research and essay section has what you need.
(And yes, some of the posts also have tools inside.)
Usually, you can find income statistics annually, so these posts are updated relatively frequently. To find income posts we've done in the past, check our archives: