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What Is Considered a Middle Class Salary in America As of 2015?

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A middle class salary in America ranges between $46,950 and $140,900 per year, as of 2015. Depending on a person's place of residence and the definition used, the upper range for middle class salary may go as high as $250,000 a year.

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The middle class consists of households that earn between 67 and 200 percent of the national median salary. Using this definition, households that earn less than $46,950 are poor, while those that earn more than $140,900 are wealthy. The middle class is also defined as households that spend between $38,000 and $49,900 annually, or those with a home, a car, family vacations, and health and retirement securities.

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