Are you sure you’re the middle class?

November 15, 2011

Are you sure you’re part of the middle class that our President vows to help? Do you know where you fit as a wage earner against other American wage earners?

According to the US government:

$10,890 is poverty level

$26,364 is middle class

Top 10% earn $50,000+

Top 1% (primarily doctors) earn $343,000+

The average salary of: police officer ($50K salary with an additional $22,000 in benefits)

The average salary of a teacher is ($50K salary with an additional $22,000 in benefits)

The average salary of an E1 Army Recruit is ($16K salary with an additional $12,000 in benefits) Add additional monies to the benefits package if recruit has dependents.