Annual Statistical Supplement, 2009

 

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 1937–2008
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 e 158,814 9,664 4,984 5,663,625 4,769,600 84.2 35,662 30,033 5,280
2006 e 161,474 9,754 5,180 6,028,495 5,041,599 83.6 37,334 31,222 5,662
2007 f 163,036 10,002 4,983 6,342,239 5,268,753 83.1 38,901 32,317 5,906
2008 g 162,308 -- -- 6,484,239 5,453,293 84.1 39,950 33,598 5,785
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, 448.1 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 2007, 337.8 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: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B2 Number with taxable earnings and amount of earnings, by type of earnings, 1951–2008
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) Percentage 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 e 148,859 17,098 5,229,782 4,493,800 85.9 35,132 30,188 433,843 275,800 63.6 25,374 16,131
2006 e 151,409 17,493 5,575,195 4,755,699 85.3 36,822 31,410 453,300 285,900 63.1 25,913 16,344
2007 f 153,137 17,612 5,870,447 4,968,706 84.6 38,335 32,446 471,792 300,047 63.6 26,788 17,037
2008 g 152,730 17,239 6,005,165 5,147,619 85.7 39,319 33,704 479,074 305,674 63.8 27,790 17,732
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: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B3 Number of workers and median annual earnings, by type of earnings and sex, selected years 1937–2007
Year All workers a Wage and salary Self-employed b
Total Men Women Subtotal Men Women Subtotal Men Women
Number (thousands)
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 c 158,814 83,197 75,617 148,859 76,916 71,943 17,098 10,373 6,725
2006 c 161,474 84,394 77,080 151,409 78,121 73,288 17,493 10,479 7,014
2007 c 163,036 85,013 78,023 153,137 78,918 74,219 17,612 10,383 7,229
Median earnings d (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 c 22,982 27,884 18,889 23,903 29,150 19,637 15,453 19,200 11,525
2006 c 23,853 28,923 19,603 24,830 30,242 20,397 15,616 19,511 11,806
2007 c 24,551 29,711 20,338 25,618 31,101 21,183 15,104 18,898 11,870
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. Preliminary data.
d. 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.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B4 Percentage of workers with earnings below annual maximum taxable, by sex, selected years 1937–2007
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 b 93.9 91.0 97.1 94.8 93.1 97.4 90,000
2006 b 94.0 91.1 97.1 95.1 93.4 97.8 94,200
2007 b 93.9 91.0 97.0 95.5 93.8 98.0 97,500
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.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B5 Number of workers, by sex and age, selected years 1937–2007 (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 97 a . . . . . .
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 b 158,814 10,869 17,402 16,688 16,207 17,340 18,726 18,449 15,876 12,613 3,423 4,190 3,762 905 2,364
2006 b 161,474 11,176 17,625 17,193 15,964 17,430 18,370 18,659 16,411 13,064 3,808 4,384 3,972 961 2,457
2007 b 163,036 11,131 17,726 17,524 16,030 17,287 17,928 18,692 16,780 13,268 4,456 4,414 4,276 965 2,561
Men
1937 23,810 2,020 4,021 3,797 3,237 3,775 2,387 2,091 1,606 1,110 330 351 85 a . . . . . .
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 b 83,197 5,382 8,869 8,663 8,581 9,286 9,872 9,593 8,225 6,559 1,824 2,271 2,117 531 1,424
2006 b 84,394 5,555 8,966 8,905 8,426 9,267 9,667 9,679 8,499 6,769 2,014 2,371 2,224 567 1,486
2007 b 85,013 5,521 9,016 9,063 8,409 9,187 9,415 9,667 8,671 6,847 2,339 2,377 2,385 567 1,550
Women
1937 9,090 1,257 2,281 1,683 1,176 913 668 489 312 198 54 47 12 a . . . . . .
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 b 75,617 5,486 8,533 8,025 7,626 8,054 8,854 8,856 7,651 6,054 1,599 1,919 1,645 374 940
2006 b 77,080 5,621 8,659 8,288 7,538 8,163 8,703 8,980 7,911 6,295 1,794 2,014 1,748 394 972
2007 b 78,023 5,609 8,710 8,462 7,621 8,100 8,513 9,025 8,109 6,421 2,117 2,037 1,891 398 1,010
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Age refers to age attained during year.
. . . = 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.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B6 Median earnings of workers, by sex and age, selected years 1937–2007 (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 1,010 927 512 a . . . . . .
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 b 22,982 2,756 10,997 22,020 27,929 30,534 31,379 32,644 33,693 31,469 27,718 21,933 13,329 9,619 6,620
2006 b 23,853 2,820 11,416 22,852 28,849 31,780 32,736 33,840 34,841 32,805 29,165 23,358 14,031 10,183 6,933
2007 b 24,551 2,900 11,585 23,450 29,696 32,791 33,751 34,923 35,749 34,086 30,338 24,686 14,689 10,888 7,204
Men
1937 945 174 647 1,117 1,202 1,286 1,338 1,308 1,232 1,137 1,131 1,008 563 a . . . . . .
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 b 27,884 2,830 12,279 24,498 32,634 36,942 39,038 40,545 41,180 38,951 34,485 27,349 15,353 10,524 7,031
2006 b 28,923 2,893 12,811 25,408 33,745 38,532 40,548 41,973 42,563 40,409 36,115 29,408 16,393 11,440 7,336
2007 b 29,711 2,975 12,941 25,980 34,408 39,722 41,775 43,334 43,759 41,675 37,365 30,452 17,382 12,200 7,678
Women
1937 484 163 477 602 621 609 604 589 576 563 585 582 366 a . . . . . .
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 b 18,889 2,689 9,905 19,478 22,890 23,964 24,584 26,052 27,456 25,598 22,293 17,446 11,507 8,567 6,228
2006 b 19,603 2,759 10,240 20,265 23,719 24,992 25,714 26,850 28,461 26,757 23,811 18,760 12,088 8,948 6,433
2007 b 20,338 2,832 10,430 20,918 24,721 25,960 26,519 27,734 29,143 27,984 25,047 20,155 12,601 9,660 6,690
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: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B7 Number of wage and salary workers, by sex and amount of taxable earnings, 1992–2007 (in thousands)
Year Total Workers with earnings below the taxable maximum (by dollar amount of earnings) Workers with maximum earnings
1–
4,999
5,000– 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– 97,499
All wage and salary workers
1992 126,000 28,876 17,496 29,812 20,699 12,554 7,084 2,422 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,057
1993 128,100 29,050 17,521 29,900 21,134 12,786 7,371 3,325 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,013
1994 130,100 28,994 17,273 29,903 21,482 13,230 7,709 4,310 277 . . . . . . . . . 6,921
1995 132,800 28,568 17,213 30,142 22,097 13,853 8,171 4,662 498 . . . . . . . . . 7,597
1996 135,100 28,356 16,977 29,832 22,612 14,435 8,706 5,052 1,053 . . . . . . . . . 8,077
1997 137,765 27,554 16,853 29,676 23,076 15,243 9,330 5,523 2,106 . . . . . . . . . 8,405
1998 140,386 26,829 16,431 29,360 23,586 16,095 10,062 6,008 3,268 . . . . . . . . . 8,747
1999 142,703 26,421 16,261 28,975 23,861 16,763 10,546 6,456 3,974 856 . . . . . . 8,589
2000 146,097 26,219 15,995 28,443 24,306 17,384 11,330 7,056 4,439 1,994 . . . . . . 8,933
2001 146,596 25,700 15,596 27,746 23,983 17,661 11,776 7,462 4,730 3,151 177 . . . 8,614
2002 145,793 25,487 15,386 26,910 23,495 17,607 11,853 7,662 4,957 3,329 1,266 . . . 7,840
2003 145,101 25,005 15,160 26,247 22,988 17,541 11,996 7,794 5,173 3,467 1,821 . . . 7,909
2004 146,662 24,642 14,873 25,914 22,822 17,672 12,370 8,221 5,571 3,767 2,213 . . . 8,597
2005 a 148,859 24,504 14,750 25,713 22,910 17,942 12,750 8,582 5,835 3,983 2,888 . . . 9,003
2006 a 151,409 24,371 14,558 25,289 22,810 18,265 13,208 9,037 6,272 4,330 3,032 1,107 9,129
2007 a 153,137 24,166 14,359 24,917 22,549 18,315 13,477 9,465 6,624 4,608 3,279 1,958 9,420
Men
1992 66,543 12,914 7,726 13,773 11,128 8,069 5,109 1,868 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,955
1993 67,673 13,094 7,740 13,875 11,270 8,074 5,224 2,527 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,869
1994 68,481 12,898 7,546 13,836 11,360 8,211 5,372 3,243 222 . . . . . . . . . 5,794
1995 69,901 12,766 7,457 13,865 11,653 8,448 5,587 3,444 388 . . . . . . . . . 6,292
1996 70,670 12,510 7,261 13,491 11,791 8,667 5,838 3,672 800 . . . . . . . . . 6,641
1997 71,910 12,198 7,154 13,199 11,864 8,957 6,162 3,932 1,582 . . . . . . . . . 6,862
1998 73,111 11,864 6,936 12,868 11,946 9,297 6,520 4,199 2,406 . . . . . . . . . 7,074
1999 74,376 11,743 6,892 12,595 11,942 9,565 6,711 4,456 2,895 642 . . . . . . 6,936
2000 76,033 11,680 6,788 12,241 11,958 9,755 7,070 4,734 3,170 1,474 . . . . . . 7,163
2001 76,303 11,605 6,693 11,985 11,629 9,763 7,170 4,907 3,268 2,284 136 . . . 6,862
2002 75,711 11,627 6,664 11,693 11,258 9,612 7,065 4,925 3,341 2,372 937 . . . 6,217
2003 75,200 11,441 6,531 11,396 10,993 9,475 7,072 4,921 3,425 2,428 1,308 . . . 6,210
2004 75,910 11,184 6,448 11,236 10,812 9,423 7,216 5,111 3,659 2,588 1,562 . . . 6,670
2005 a 76,916 11,102 6,341 11,043 10,835 9,475 7,392 5,286 3,787 2,684 2,033 . . . 6,938
2006 a 78,121 11,077 6,260 10,791 10,648 9,544 7,550 5,475 4,020 2,883 2,078 792 7,003
2007 a 78,918 11,081 6,200 10,671 10,377 9,441 7,562 5,643 4,158 3,008 2,238 1,372 7,168
Women
1992 59,457 15,962 9,770 16,039 9,571 4,485 1,975 554 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,103
1993 60,427 15,956 9,781 16,026 9,864 4,712 2,147 798 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,144
1994 61,619 16,097 9,726 16,068 10,122 5,020 2,337 1,067 55 . . . . . . . . . 1,127
1995 62,900 15,802 9,756 16,277 10,444 5,405 2,584 1,217 110 . . . . . . . . . 1,305
1996 64,429 15,847 9,716 16,341 10,819 5,768 2,868 1,380 253 . . . . . . . . . 1,437
1997 65,855 15,356 9,698 16,477 11,211 6,285 3,169 1,591 524 . . . . . . . . . 1,543
1998 67,275 14,965 9,495 16,492 11,640 6,798 3,541 1,808 862 . . . . . . . . . 1,673
1999 68,327 14,679 9,369 16,380 11,919 7,199 3,835 2,000 1,079 214 . . . . . . 1,652
2000 70,064 14,539 9,206 16,203 12,348 7,630 4,260 2,321 1,268 519 . . . . . . 1,770
2001 70,293 14,094 8,903 15,761 12,354 7,898 4,606 2,555 1,462 867 41 . . . 1,752
2002 70,082 13,860 8,721 15,218 12,237 7,995 4,788 2,737 1,617 958 329 . . . 1,624
2003 69,901 13,564 8,629 14,852 11,995 8,066 4,924 2,873 1,748 1,038 513 . . . 1,699
2004 70,752 13,458 8,426 14,678 12,010 8,249 5,154 3,110 1,912 1,179 650 . . . 1,926
2005 a 71,943 13,403 8,408 14,670 12,075 8,466 5,357 3,296 2,049 1,299 855 . . . 2,065
2006 a 73,288 13,293 8,298 14,498 12,162 8,722 5,658 3,562 2,252 1,447 954 315 2,126
2007 a 74,219 13,085 8,159 14,246 12,172 8,874 5,915 3,822 2,466 1,600 1,040 586 2,253
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Taxable earnings consist of self-employment income and taxable wages.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Preliminary data.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B8 Number of self-employed workers, by sex and age, selected years 1951–2007 (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 a 17,098 211 815 1,280 1,659 2,009 2,253 2,278 2,068 1,765 530 693 742 195 599
2006 a 17,493 216 862 1,351 1,637 2,041 2,209 2,311 2,121 1,831 579 721 784 214 616
2007 a 17,612 224 898 1,389 1,634 2,018 2,132 2,292 2,137 1,811 670 720 827 219 642
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 a 10,373 126 447 718 953 1,179 1,346 1,392 1,272 1,091 328 443 502 140 436
2006 a 10,479 125 461 748 922 1,167 1,300 1,395 1,294 1,130 357 456 525 153 445
2007 a 10,383 130 471 746 899 1,136 1,239 1,353 1,289 1,095 412 449 545 153 466
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 a 6,725 85 368 563 706 831 906 886 796 674 202 250 240 55 163
2006 a 7,014 91 401 603 714 874 909 916 826 701 222 265 259 61 171
2007 a 7,229 93 427 643 735 882 893 938 848 716 258 271 282 66 176
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTE: Age refers to age attained during year.
a. Preliminary data.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B9 Number of self-employed workers, by sex and amount of taxable earnings, 1992–2007 (in thousands)
Year Total Workers with earnings below taxable maximum (by dollar amount of earnings) Workers with maximum earnings
1–
4,999
5,000– 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– 97,499
All self-employed workers
1992 13,098 3,520 2,519 2,755 1,576 971 612 308 . . . . . . . . . . . . 839
1993 13,202 3,453 2,562 2,776 1,570 990 633 388 . . . . . . . . . . . . 828
1994 13,297 3,376 2,510 2,832 1,586 1,019 645 426 92 . . . . . . . . . 814
1995 13,499 3,316 2,593 2,882 1,604 1,044 678 444 116 . . . . . . . . . 822
1996 13,900 3,312 2,667 2,964 1,650 1,092 713 471 176 . . . . . . . . . 854
1997 14,019 3,237 2,674 2,966 1,670 1,100 737 489 278 . . . . . . . . . 869
1998 14,237 3,160 2,675 3,010 1,717 1,157 777 505 387 . . . . . . . . . 848
1999 14,499 3,057 2,688 3,075 1,756 1,191 804 535 384 162 . . . . . . 848
2000 14,672 2,974 2,618 3,019 1,730 1,189 811 560 399 269 . . . . . . 1,104
2001 14,930 2,998 2,627 3,123 1,741 1,186 834 584 400 314 82 . . . 1,042
2002 15,249 3,100 2,710 3,305 1,777 1,202 850 601 426 305 197 . . . 776
2003 15,969 3,178 2,840 3,489 1,852 1,254 899 641 441 327 250 . . . 798
2004 16,496 3,204 2,861 3,639 1,919 1,277 950 672 472 350 300 . . . 852
2005 a 17,098 3,185 2,932 3,741 1,999 1,367 989 724 508 375 388 . . . 890
2006 a 17,493 3,229 2,947 3,860 2,023 1,376 1,013 737 547 403 307 200 851
2007 a 17,612 3,351 2,994 3,912 1,961 1,312 991 744 549 404 313 289 790
Men
1992 8,795 1,891 1,606 1,936 1,145 746 485 252 . . . . . . . . . . . . 734
1993 8,841 1,850 1,632 1,927 1,141 760 500 316 . . . . . . . . . . . . 715
1994 8,839 1,779 1,552 1,958 1,153 772 503 340 77 . . . . . . . . . 705
1995 8,908 1,748 1,581 1,964 1,152 782 521 356 96 . . . . . . . . . 708
1996 9,075 1,715 1,598 1,997 1,176 807 545 367 141 . . . . . . . . . 729
1997 9,077 1,683 1,550 1,980 1,171 796 559 381 223 . . . . . . . . . 735
1998 9,116 1,632 1,518 1,955 1,189 831 584 389 309 . . . . . . . . . 710
1999 9,224 1,569 1,497 1,972 1,202 848 591 409 299 129 . . . . . . 709
2000 9,277 1,519 1,425 1,908 1,159 830 585 415 304 211 . . . . . . 920
2001 9,354 1,519 1,428 1,934 1,159 812 596 423 305 247 66 . . . 865
2002 9,442 1,590 1,458 2,024 1,175 823 594 439 310 231 155 . . . 643
2003 9,860 1,637 1,521 2,103 1,228 853 637 461 324 248 194 . . . 654
2004 10,088 1,636 1,516 2,144 1,252 868 663 480 346 260 230 . . . 694
2005 a 10,373 1,624 1,536 2,157 1,288 916 685 511 368 277 295 . . . 716
2006 a 10,479 1,638 1,521 2,159 1,284 903 692 510 395 297 228 156 695
2007 a 10,383 1,688 1,538 2,137 1,224 848 661 514 384 292 230 221 645
Women
1992 4,303 1,628 913 819 431 225 127 55 . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
1993 4,361 1,604 930 849 429 230 133 73 . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
1994 4,458 1,596 957 873 435 246 142 85 15 . . . . . . . . . 109
1995 4,591 1,569 1,012 918 452 261 157 88 20 . . . . . . . . . 114
1996 4,825 1,597 1,069 967 475 285 168 104 35 . . . . . . . . . 125
1997 4,942 1,554 1,125 986 499 303 178 108 55 . . . . . . . . . 134
1998 5,121 1,529 1,157 1,056 528 327 193 116 78 . . . . . . . . . 138
1999 5,276 1,488 1,191 1,103 554 343 212 126 85 33 . . . . . . 139
2000 5,395 1,454 1,192 1,111 570 359 226 145 95 58 . . . . . . 184
2001 5,576 1,479 1,198 1,189 581 374 238 161 95 67 17 . . . 177
2002 5,807 1,510 1,252 1,281 602 379 256 162 116 74 42 . . . 133
2003 6,109 1,541 1,320 1,385 625 401 262 180 117 79 55 . . . 145
2004 6,408 1,568 1,345 1,495 667 409 288 192 126 90 70 . . . 159
2005 a 6,725 1,561 1,396 1,584 711 451 304 213 140 99 93 . . . 174
2006 a 7,014 1,591 1,427 1,700 739 473 321 227 152 106 79 44 156
2007 a 7,229 1,663 1,456 1,774 737 464 330 231 165 112 83 69 146
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Taxable earnings consist of self-employment income and taxable wages.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Preliminary data.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
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, 2007
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 163,036 153,137 17,612 5,268,753 4,968,706 300,047 653,325 616,120 37,206
Alabama 2,411 2,270 259 69,314 65,710 3,604 8,595 8,148 447
Alaska 393 370 45 12,705 11,826 879 1,575 1,466 109
Arizona 3,103 2,946 286 99,836 95,082 4,754 12,380 11,790 589
Arkansas 1,486 1,391 168 38,897 36,672 2,225 4,823 4,547 276
California 17,295 15,830 2,319 614,950 568,672 46,277 76,254 70,515 5,738
Colorado 2,549 2,366 324 85,468 79,665 5,803 10,598 9,878 720
Connecticut 2,026 1,892 228 78,043 72,543 5,500 9,677 8,995 682
Delaware 530 509 41 17,875 17,312 563 2,216 2,147 70
District of Columbia 385 366 34 15,442 14,531 911 1,915 1,802 113
Florida 9,490 8,888 1,089 283,788 269,209 14,579 35,190 33,382 1,808
Georgia 4,819 4,534 527 150,742 143,158 7,583 18,692 17,752 940
Hawaii 746 701 76 24,775 23,420 1,355 3,072 2,904 168
Idaho 806 760 92 22,870 21,462 1,409 2,836 2,661 175
Illinois 6,699 6,308 723 225,802 214,080 11,722 27,999 26,546 1,454
Indiana 3,745 3,589 318 111,724 106,831 4,893 13,854 13,247 607
Iowa 1,770 1,661 209 51,531 48,358 3,173 6,390 5,996 393
Kansas 1,583 1,496 171 48,821 45,907 2,913 6,054 5,692 361
Kentucky 2,191 2,068 231 60,906 57,800 3,106 7,552 7,167 385
Louisiana 2,152 2,018 240 61,186 57,654 3,532 7,587 7,149 438
Maine 783 723 101 21,373 19,780 1,593 2,650 2,453 198
Maryland 3,247 3,085 310 126,583 120,914 5,668 15,696 14,993 703
Massachusetts 3,527 3,280 407 131,672 123,127 8,545 16,327 15,268 1,060
Michigan 5,310 5,043 511 167,977 160,486 7,491 20,829 19,900 929
Minnesota 3,173 3,003 328 107,881 102,406 5,475 13,377 12,698 679
Mississippi 1,415 1,330 155 37,746 35,342 2,404 4,680 4,382 298
Missouri 3,181 2,998 334 92,472 87,386 5,085 11,466 10,836 631
Montana 568 524 77 14,836 13,612 1,224 1,840 1,688 152
Nebraska 1,065 1,012 114 31,294 29,556 1,737 3,880 3,665 215
Nevada 1,289 1,230 111 40,311 38,363 1,949 4,999 4,757 242
New Hampshire 835 781 97 28,906 27,082 1,824 3,584 3,358 226
New Jersey 4,847 4,578 475 196,775 186,299 10,475 24,400 23,101 1,299
New Mexico 983 932 103 27,854 26,303 1,550 3,454 3,262 192
New York 10,275 9,575 1,224 371,239 350,092 21,147 46,034 43,411 2,622
North Carolina 4,854 4,575 517 148,142 139,850 8,292 18,370 17,341 1,028
North Dakota 400 377 48 11,154 10,205 949 1,383 1,265 118
Ohio 5,926 5,586 587 174,670 165,660 9,009 21,659 20,542 1,117
Oklahoma 1,937 1,818 216 53,774 50,608 3,167 6,668 6,275 393
Oregon 2,016 1,889 220 62,639 58,681 3,958 7,767 7,276 491
Pennsylvania 6,903 6,556 638 227,747 216,147 11,600 28,241 26,802 1,438
Rhode Island 622 590 63 20,862 19,815 1,047 2,587 2,457 130
South Carolina 2,322 2,203 219 66,915 63,617 3,298 8,297 7,888 409
South Dakota 494 462 65 12,831 11,842 990 1,591 1,468 123
Tennessee 3,325 3,095 402 96,512 89,088 7,424 11,968 11,047 921
Texas 11,559 10,750 1,438 366,521 343,001 23,520 45,449 42,532 2,916
Utah 1,364 1,304 131 40,200 38,315 1,886 4,985 4,751 234
Vermont 437 408 52 12,517 11,571 946 1,552 1,435 117
Virginia 4,407 4,185 414 158,824 151,361 7,463 19,694 18,769 925
Washington 3,533 3,340 345 126,914 120,158 6,756 15,737 14,900 838
West Virginia 891 843 85 24,879 23,552 1,326 3,085 2,920 164
Wisconsin 3,276 3,120 297 103,845 99,071 4,774 12,877 12,285 592
Wyoming 345 327 35 10,778 10,198 581 1,337 1,265 72
Outlying area
Puerto Rico 1,210 1,124 103 24,027 22,103 1,924 2,979 2,741 239
Other and unknown e 2,535 2,529 8 53,408 53,222 187 6,623 6,599 23
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 $97,500 in 2007.
d. For 2007 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.
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.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B11 Number of workers with Social Security (OASDI) taxable earnings, amount taxable, and contributions, by type of earnings, selected years 1937–2008
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 e 158,814 148,859 17,098 4,769,600 4,493,800 275,800 591,430 557,231 34,199
2006 e 161,474 151,409 17,493 5,041,599 4,755,699 285,900 625,158 589,707 35,452
2007 f 163,036 153,137 17,612 5,268,753 4,968,706 300,047 653,325 616,120 37,206
2008 g 162,308 152,730 17,239 5,453,293 5,147,619 305,674 676,208 638,305 37,904
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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. 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.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
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, 2007
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 166,925 157,178 18,527 6,584,081 6,112,289 471,792 190,938 177,256 13,682
Alabama 2,421 2,281 269 77,599 72,903 4,697 2,250 2,114 136
Alaska 421 399 47 15,896 14,778 1,119 461 429 32
Arizona 3,113 2,956 302 115,525 108,374 7,152 3,350 3,143 207
Arkansas 1,492 1,396 173 43,261 40,565 2,696 1,255 1,176 78
California 18,237 16,810 2,439 854,407 778,631 75,776 24,778 22,580 2,198
Colorado 2,730 2,560 340 110,741 101,719 9,022 3,211 2,950 262
Connecticut 2,072 1,940 245 118,468 107,222 11,247 3,436 3,109 326
Delaware 532 511 44 20,285 19,288 997 588 559 29
District of Columbia 393 374 36 21,574 19,122 2,452 626 555 71
Florida 9,553 8,950 1,142 337,050 316,839 20,211 9,774 9,188 586
Georgia 4,924 4,643 553 190,210 178,934 11,276 5,516 5,189 327
Hawaii 764 721 78 28,074 26,148 1,927 814 758 56
Idaho 808 761 94 25,267 23,622 1,645 733 685 48
Illinois 6,965 6,591 768 296,919 276,906 20,014 8,611 8,030 580
Indiana 3,758 3,603 332 123,498 116,834 6,664 3,581 3,388 193
Iowa 1,774 1,665 216 57,100 53,495 3,605 1,656 1,551 105
Kansas 1,590 1,503 179 55,837 52,269 3,568 1,619 1,516 103
Kentucky 2,244 2,124 241 69,600 65,297 4,304 2,018 1,894 125
Louisiana 2,325 2,199 248 76,379 71,870 4,508 2,215 2,084 131
Maine 813 755 104 24,929 23,094 1,835 723 670 53
Maryland 3,308 3,147 335 158,754 148,937 9,817 4,604 4,319 285
Massachusetts 3,767 3,538 436 181,985 168,289 13,696 5,278 4,880 397
Michigan 5,330 5,061 541 191,652 180,708 10,944 5,558 5,241 317
Minnesota 3,185 3,014 347 125,247 118,414 6,833 3,632 3,434 198
Mississippi 1,422 1,336 159 40,929 37,928 3,000 1,187 1,100 87
Missouri 3,252 3,072 348 109,180 102,067 7,113 3,166 2,960 206
Montana 570 526 80 16,221 14,780 1,441 470 429 42
Nebraska 1,069 1,015 119 35,448 33,303 2,146 1,028 966 62
Nevada 1,377 1,321 117 51,802 48,919 2,884 1,502 1,419 84
New Hampshire 846 791 103 34,317 32,015 2,303 995 928 67
New Jersey 4,873 4,602 516 264,364 244,147 20,217 7,667 7,080 586
New Mexico 991 940 106 31,297 28,507 2,790 908 827 81
New York 10,294 9,588 1,296 524,083 471,585 52,498 15,198 13,676 1,522
North Carolina 4,866 4,584 540 169,940 158,652 11,288 4,928 4,601 327
North Dakota 402 379 50 12,415 11,290 1,125 360 327 33
Ohio 6,423 6,115 617 224,849 212,626 12,223 6,521 6,166 354
Oklahoma 1,952 1,832 223 59,925 56,144 3,781 1,738 1,628 110
Oregon 2,023 1,895 229 70,328 65,548 4,780 2,040 1,901 139
Pennsylvania 6,937 6,588 681 270,402 253,329 17,072 7,842 7,347 495
Rhode Island 631 599 67 24,333 22,850 1,483 706 663 43
South Carolina 2,325 2,204 228 74,180 69,838 4,342 2,151 2,025 126
South Dakota 496 463 67 14,268 13,147 1,121 414 381 33
Tennessee 3,341 3,111 418 117,207 104,314 12,893 3,399 3,025 374
Texas 12,172 11,390 1,503 474,372 440,225 34,147 13,757 12,767 990
Utah 1,372 1,312 138 46,195 43,040 3,155 1,340 1,248 92
Vermont 437 408 54 13,547 12,460 1,087 393 361 32
Virginia 4,449 4,227 442 193,017 180,772 12,244 5,597 5,242 355
Washington 3,558 3,364 367 147,585 138,146 9,439 4,280 4,006 274
West Virginia 896 848 88 27,180 25,427 1,753 788 737 51
Wisconsin 3,284 3,127 313 116,084 109,971 6,113 3,366 3,189 177
Wyoming 346 328 37 14,184 13,268 916 411 385 27
Outlying area
Puerto Rico 1,249 1,163 104 26,669 24,470 2,199 773 710 64
Other and unknown e 2,552 2,545 8 59,499 59,264 235 1,725 1,719 7
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.
d. For 2007 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.
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.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B13 Social Security (OASDI) taxable earnings, by sex and age, 2007
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 5,268,753 51,184 738,661 1,242,459 1,508,473 1,252,512 164,616 146,693 107,124 57,003
Men 3,172,888 27,232 416,620 754,833 920,027 751,679 100,915 92,750 69,963 38,850
Women 2,095,865 23,952 322,041 487,626 588,446 500,833 63,701 53,943 37,161 18,153
Percentage distribution, by age
All workers 100 1 14 24 29 24 3 3 2 1
Men 100 1 13 24 29 24 3 3 2 1
Women 100 1 15 23 28 24 3 3 2 1
Percentage distribution, by sex
All workers 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Men 60 53 56 61 61 60 61 63 65 68
Women 40 47 44 39 39 40 39 37 35 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.
CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 4.B14 Medicare Part A (HI) taxable earnings, by sex and age, 2007
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 6,584,081 51,609 776,823 1,460,600 1,938,645 1,696,520 231,456 198,095 155,116 75,179
Men 4,218,283 27,522 440,574 918,123 1,256,262 1,111,154 158,666 137,554 113,256 55,146
Women 2,365,798 24,087 336,249 542,476 682,383 585,366 72,791 60,541 41,861 20,032
Percentage distribution, by age
All workers 100 1 12 22 29 26 4 3 2 1
Men 100 1 10 22 30 26 4 3 3 1
Women 100 1 14 23 29 25 3 3 2 1
Percentage distribution, by sex
All workers 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Men 64 53 57 63 65 65 69 69 73 73
Women 36 47 43 37 35 35 31 31 27 27
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: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153, Sirisha Anne (410) 966-1785, or supplement@ssa.gov.