Here’s what you need to earn to be in the top 1% in 13 major US cities

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America’s top earners are doing well for themselves.

The top 1% alone own a shockingly large portion of the country’s wealth: about 40%.

To see how you stack up against the wealthiest of the wealthy, the New York Times created an interactive tool 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 5% and top 1% in 13 major US cities, listed in ascending order.

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[slide
permalink=”/#13-charlotte-1″
title=”13. Charlotte”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US188,200

Top 1%: $US383,846″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc80bbbd86ef1b008b5b14″
source=”Alexey Rotanov / Shutterstock.com”
caption=”Charlotte, North Carolina.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#12-seattle-2″
title=”12. Seattle”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US225,000

Top 1%: $US408,153″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc81069dd7cc21008b5b24″
source=”Flickr / N i c o l a”
caption=”Seattle, Washington.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#11-houston-3″
title=”11. Houston”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US216,189

Top 1%: $US423,345″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc812dbd86ef10008b5b45″
source=”Shutterstock”
caption=”Houston, Texas.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#10-philadelphia-4″
title=”10. Philadelphia”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US215,724

Top 1%: $US424,552″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc8163bd86ef13008b5b18″
source=”Ed Yakovich / Wikimedia Commons”
caption=”Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#9-dallas-5″
title=”9. Dallas”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US216,494

Top 1%: $US425,060″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc818abd86ef21008b5b14″
source=”Shutterstock”
caption=”Dallas, Texas.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#8-san-diego-6″
title=”8. San Diego”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US215,800

Top 1%: $US428,000″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc81c4bd86ef11008b5b15″
source=”Flickr / Justin Brown”
caption=”San Diego, California.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#7-baltimore-7″
title=”7. Baltimore”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US217,700

Top 1%: $US433,473″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc81e39dd7cc0f008b5b6e”
source=”Shutterstock”
caption=”Baltimore, Maryland.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#6-los-angeles-8″
title=”6. Los Angeles”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US218,018

Top 1%: $US466,895″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc82a2bd86ef15008b5ae1″
source=”Shutterstock”
caption=”Los Angeles, California.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#5-chicago-9″
title=”5. Chicago”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US218,557

Top 1%: $US479,844″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc831cbd86ef14008b5b06″
source=”Shutterstock”
caption=”Chicago, Illinois.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#4-washington-dc-11110″
title=”4. Washington, D.C.”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US278,516

Top 1%: $US513,000″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc835dbd86ef17008b5b4d”
source=”Flickr / PeterPanFan “
caption=”Washington, D.C.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#2-san-francisco-11112″
title=”2. San Francisco”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US349,693

Top 1%: $US558,046″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc83cabd86ef1e008b5b54″
source=”Flickr / (matt)”
caption=”San Francisco, California.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#1-new-york-city-11113″
title=”1. New York City”
content=”Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US246,596

Top 1%: $US608,584″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55dc8415bd86ef10008b5b6a”
source=”Shutterstock”
caption=”New York City, New York.”
credit_href=””
]
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