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Here's what the typical American worker earns at every age

Here's what the typical American worker earns at every age

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  • Even the best read of these numbers is abysmal, at almost any age. The average income of the average American is simply shameful. $55,000 with a best case scenario of $70,0000 is indicative of a struggling middle class. Think of the annual cost of a car, a home, a few kids and food. The numbers simply don’t add up.

  • Man, being 27 really does kinda suck and 28 doesn’t look like an improvement. I’m interested to see how these numbers change as time progresses and the job markets shift into uncharted territories. Then again I cant imagine going back to a “normal” job that one would assume these numbers are based on

    Man, being 27 really does kinda suck and 28 doesn’t look like an improvement. I’m interested to see how these numbers change as time progresses and the job markets shift into uncharted territories. Then again I cant imagine going back to a “normal” job that one would assume these numbers are based on. Long live the freelancers and making my own schedule.

  • An enlisted career in the US Military is beating these earnings in every age group (when housing and food allowances are taken into consideration). With the additional incentives of full tuition assistance while serving and the GI Bill for those who chose to get out, the military is a strong option for

    An enlisted career in the US Military is beating these earnings in every age group (when housing and food allowances are taken into consideration). With the additional incentives of full tuition assistance while serving and the GI Bill for those who chose to get out, the military is a strong option for the best and brightest among 18 to 34-year-olds.

    The Navy was (and still is) a great choice for me, and is currently on a growth track to add more Sailors.

  • This explains well the hopelessness that influences the average voter. It’s increases until the age of 35 and then it’s over. People don’t need to lose hope, they need to understand why they are in a society that takes away their hope. And then work to change it.