40% percent of U.S. make less than $20,000. The fed government considers a family of 4 making less than $24,250 to be impoverished.

Fifty-one percent of working Americans make less than $30,000 a year, new data from the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows.

That’s $2,500 a month before taxes and just over the federal poverty level for a family of five. The new numbers come from the National Wage Index, which SSA updates each year based on reported wages subject to the federal income tax.

In 2014, half of working Americans reported an income at or below $28,851 (the median wage), and 51 percent reported an income of less than $30,000. Forty percent are making less than $20,000. The federal government considers a family of four living on an income of less than $24,250 to be impoverished.

A chart below from SSA shows that the difference between the median wage and the average wage continues to widen, signaling a declining middle class. These numbers are not adjusted for inflation.

(Social Security Administration)


1 In 2 Working Americans Make Less Than $30,000 A Year


IS THIS THE HOPE, OR THE CHANGE? Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year.

We just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying.  According to brand new numbers that were just released by the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all workers in the United States make less than $30,000 a year.  Let that number sink in for a moment.  You can’t support a middle class family in America today on just $2,500 a month – especially after taxes are taken out.  And yet more than half of all workers in this country make less than that each month.  In order to have a thriving middle class, you have got to have an economy that produces lots of middle class jobs, and that simply is not happening in America today.

You can find the report that the Social Security Administration just released right here.  The following are some of the numbers that really stood out for me…

-38 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year.

-51 percent of all American workers made less than $30,000 last year.

-62 percent of all American workers made less than $40,000 last year.

-71 percent of all American workers made less than $50,000 last year.

That first number is truly staggering.  The federal poverty level for a family of five is $28,410, and yet almost 40 percent of all American workers do not even bring in $20,000 a year.

Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year

But don’t worry, we’re bringing in lots of immigrants who’ll be happy to work for less than even that.

Hey, it means cheap gardeners and car washes for the one percent!





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  • Marsha

    There is a 2 TRILLION dollar cash underground economy that’s not counted in these numbers.

  • Pravda01

    8 million American – well educated squat alone in Europe. Why?

  • bv

    So the answer is to bring in millions more refugees that won’t have work, will live in poverty and add more burden to American retirees and taxpayers?

  • Linda MacLeod Goodman

    The borders are now wide open in all first world nations, for the purpose of crushing us economically and socially to usher in the communistic New World Order. Another key piece is the climate change lie and’sustainable development’, for the purpose of controlling and monitoring all of humanity’s every move under the absurd guise of co2 reduction. http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com

  • plainsite

    No wonder China and Russia feel confident in a war with the US, we are an impoverished nation, bankrupt is the more correct word, bankrupt not only financially but physically, mentally and morally also. The drop in SAT scores, the lack of engineers, scientists and technical people born in the USA means we don’t have the resources to sustain our economy or our military dominance. Russia and China better watch out, we are the leading nation in obesity, we will sick our fat people on them.

  • abinico

    Articles like this make communism look good.

    • Craig Tarter

      They should make one realize communism rots among US. I’ve heard said the societal malady was misconceived in our very own instititutions of loaded learning; so our chickens could be coming home to roost?