What Is the Average Middle Class Yearly Income?


Quick Answer

As of 2015, the average middle class yearly income in the United States is $52,250, as reported by Business Insider. The average, however, varies by state and ranges from a low of $37,963 in Mississippi to a high of $72,483 in Maryland.

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The states in which the middle class has the highest median income other than Maryland are Alaska, New Jersey, Hawaii and Connecticut. The states with the lowest apart from Mississippi are Arkansas, West Virginia, Alabama and Kentucky. States with average median yearly incomes comparable to that of the nation as a whole are Vermont, Iowa and Pennsylvania.

While the average middle class yearly income is $52,250, those in the middle class can earn as much as $144,966 or as little as $25,309.

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