Half The American Work Force Made Under $26,400 Last Year

The government unveiled the 2010 payroll data and, as you’d expect, it wasn’t pretty.

The average income for U.S. workers is $ 39,959 but the median income is less than $26,400.

Almost 66 per cent of workers earned less than the average and the Social Security Administration says its because of income disparity.

Take a look at the chart below:

average income chart

Photo: Social Security Administration

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