# Salary Percentile Calculator for the United States

Written by:
PK

Below is a salary percentile calculator for the United States for 2023. Enter a pre-tax or gross salary or wage income earned from January - December 2022 and the tool will return the salary percentile.

Optionally, compare only to full-time workers who typically work a minimum of 30 or 40 hours per week.

(Math and methodology in our average, median, and top 1% salary post)

After see all forms of income and not just salary in the individual income calculator and household income calculator.

## Salary Percentiles for the US Salary Distribution in 2023

One category is all workers who earned a wage (and worked at least 40 weeks). The other two also let you see only 'full-time' workers, based on your definition: either 30+ or 40+ hours in a typical week.

72,825,181 workers – around 55.3% of workers – made wage income of $50,000 or more. ### How many people made$100,000 or more in 2023?

25,726,024 workers (~19.5% of individual workers) made a six-figure salary.

### How many people made $250,000 or more in 2023? 2.49% of the workforce, somewhere around 3,277,839 workers, made a quarter million or more salary in 2023. ### How many people made$500,000 or more in 2023?

About 877,608 workers made half a million or more in salary in 2023. That's around .67% of the workforce.

## Source and Methodology on the 2023 Salary Percentile Calculator

Sarah Flood, Miriam King, Renae Rodgers, Steven Ruggles, J. Robert Warren, Daniel Backman, Annie Chen, Grace Cooper, Stephanie Richards, Megan Schouweiler, and Michael Westberry. IPUMS CPS: Version 11.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2023. https://doi.org/10.18128/D030.V11.0

For methodology, see the salary bracket post.

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PK started DQYDJ in 2009 to research and discuss finance and investing and help answer financial questions. He's expanded DQYDJ to build visualizations, calculators, and interactive tools.

PK lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids, and dog.

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