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Anonymous asked in Business & FinancePersonal Finance · 1 decade ago

Is a salary of 100K / annually in the US considered to be middle class or upper middle class?

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  • Sir J
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Top 4 percent of the nation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Upper Middle Class

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  • 1 decade ago

    Upper Middle Class.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it's above the mean income, however other factors determine how you will actually LIVE.

    you have to make 110k in Boston, LA, NY just to live the same as some who are making 68k in Arkansas, Louisiana, or Alabama.

    If you are making 100k in one of those last three, you are probably doing a lot better.

    Additionally you have to divide that income by how many you are supporting.

    Just you-- sweet!

    Add a spouse-- still okay, but much less for you

    Add kids one by one and incrementally you will feel poorer and poorer-- not to say you can't do it.

    Point is, there are some living on 60k and saving and eating out on occasion, while some 100k earners are looking for a second job and just making ends meet, no savings, and almost at the poorhouse. How you live depends on the necessities and luxuries you require.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    For a family that falls square in middle class. Economists don't really use "upper middle class" for any measurable purpose. Most people just like calling themselves that.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would say upper middle class.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends on the location. It would be middle- to upper-middle class in parts of California; middle-class in the northeast; upper-class in parts of the south.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    middle class

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  • 1 decade ago

    upper upper middle class

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends where you are. If you are in the Northeast or California, 100K is middle class. Anywere else (South, Midwest) it is prob. upper middle class.

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