This graph shows real average annual wages at certain percentiles from 1947 to 2011.
- Compare two series by selecting the appropriate variables in the menu found below the graph.
- Add additional data series by selecting them on the left side of the graph.
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Data taken from table 4.8 in the 12th edition of The State of Working America. See table notes here. Income values are in terms of 2011 dollars.Data were downloaded and compiled by Pat Maher. Data updated in 2014 by Harry Maher. Graphing software written and designed by Emircan Uysaler and Kim Spasaro.