WSJ interactive tool: What income % are you?

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WSJ interactive tool: What income % are you?

Post by Go Blue 99 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:05 pm

There are some tools out there where you can punch in your income and find out what income percentile you fall in.
But this one is the first I've seen that also lets you filter by gender, race, age, and education level.

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/03/ ... are-you-2/

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Post by fareastwarriors » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:30 pm

Top 10 percentile in all categories.
yay!
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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:38 pm

Started at top 4%, but then dejected at 29% of white male baby boomers with advanced degrees. Back to digging trenches, I guess.
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Post by JPH » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:45 pm

Does anyone know of a similar calculator for net worth?

Edited to answer my own question.

http://dqydj.net/net-worth-by-age-calcu ... ed-states/
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Post by stoptothink » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:52 pm

I'm in the top 28% for a Hispanic, Gen Xer, with an advanced degree. Honestly, I thought I'd be much lower considering I have been told several times on this board that I am WAY underpaid (to the point where a few posters have accused me of lying) for both my job description and level of education.

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Post by NoGambleNoFuture » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:06 pm

13% - if it wasn't for having a masters I'd be a 1%er :)

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Post by jpelder » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:09 pm

Wow, at only a shade over $44,000, I'm in the top 48% for white, millennial men with a bachelor's degree. It feels a bit dishonest to lump all advanced degrees together, since there's such a difference between my MS in Biology and something like a MD or JD

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Post by JDCarpenter » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:16 pm

It is also interesting to compare by states. We see and discuss it all the time here, but the differences are large. ("top 1% by state" graphic is a link at the bottom of the page OP pointed us to)
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Post by gbru316 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:48 pm

17% overall

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Post by RadAudit » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:50 pm

jpelder wrote:Wow, at only a shade over $44,000, I'm in the top 48% for white, millennial men with a bachelor's degree. It feels a bit dishonest to lump all advanced degrees together, since there's such a difference between my MS in Biology and something like a MD or JD


Good point.

Don't know about fair. But, sometimes it is wise to remember who you are comparing your unique situation to. I try to keep reminding myself that I have enough and let it go at that.
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Post by mak1277 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:04 pm

3% without bonus...12% when it's all filtered down.

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Post by corysold » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:11 pm

Ugh, 93%. Apparently paper carrier wasn't the ideal career for a male, Gen-Xer with a bachelor's degree.

Luckily my wife is top 20% for her category and top 8% for women overall.

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Post by HomerJ » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:22 pm

Wow, it says 50% of Americans made less than $27,000 last year.

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