Here's what you need to earn to be in the top 10% in 25 major US cities

Golden gate bridgeShutterstockThe Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

To be among the top 10% in San Francisco, your salary needs to reach at least $US238,855. And to crack the top 25%, you need to earn $US141,790.

That’s according to an interactive tool from The New York Times that allows you to enter your household income and compare your earnings across 344 zones throughout the US.

Here, we’ve highlighted the annual household income required to be in the top 10% and top 25% in 25 major US cities, from lowest to highest income needed.

25. Tampa, Florida

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One of Tampa's many beaches.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US77,000

Top 10%: $US121,968

24. Cleveland, Ohio

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Downtown Cleveland and the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US81,719

Top 10%: $US126,441

22. San Antonio, Texas

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The San Antonio River Walk, a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US83,345

Top 10%: $US128,575

20. St. Louis, Missouri

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Washington University in St. Louis.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US90,037

Top 10%: $US137,800

19. Charlotte, North Carolina

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The Charlotte Hornets in action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US88,427

Top 10%: $US138,600

18. Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix: 'The Valley of the Sun.'

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US91,155

Top 10%: $US139,500

16. Portland, Oregon

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The St. Johns Bridge in Portland.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US93,683

Top 10%: $US143,110

15. Sacramento, California

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The California State Capitol Museum in Sacramento.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US98,794

Top 10%: $US149,800

14. Atlanta, Georgia

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The Hindu Temple of Atlanta.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US96,000

Top 10%: $US150,000

12. Houston, Texas

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A mural in downtown Houston.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US97,570

Top 10%: $US156,557

11. Dallas, Texas

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A diehard Dallas Cowboys fan.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US100,286

Top 10%: $US157,995

7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A view from the top of the legendary 'Rocky Steps' at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which the fictional boxer Sylvester Stallone ran up in the movie 'Rocky.'

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US104,622

Top 10%: $US164,098

6. Baltimore, Maryland

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The Inner Harbour, Baltimore's historic seaport and landmark.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US110,161

Top 10%: $US168,760

5. Seattle, Washington

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The Seattle Seahawks took home their first Super Bowl in 2013.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US110,140

Top 10%: $US169,028

3. Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston Common, a central public park in downtown Boston.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US122,100

Top 10%: $US192,612

2. Washington, DC

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The National Mall in downtown DC.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US140,800

Top 10%: $US212,685

1. San Francisco, California

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The iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $US141,790

Top 10%: $US238,855

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