Then I came across this article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100459687 reporting the average Fidelity 401k balances at the end of 2012. I feel much better about our investment balances now in comparison to other Americans rather than comparing to posters here. I still have much room for improvement though. I recognize it doesn't take into account other investment vehicles i.e. taxable accounts, 457, 403b, HSA, etc but it gives me fair insight in light of the limitations of such a comparison.
The amounts that investors have saved through their 401(k)s vary widely depending on a participant's age. Fidelity said the average year-end balances were $143,300 for participants 55 and older and not yet retired; $120,400 for baby boomers born from 1946 to 1964; $59,100 for Generation Xers born from 1965 to 1978; and $15,400 for those in Generation Y, born from 1979 to 1991.