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.

13. Charlotte

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Charlotte, North Carolina.

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US188,200

Top 1%: $US383,846

11. Houston

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Houston, Texas.

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US216,189

Top 1%: $US423,345

10. Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US215,724

Top 1%: $US424,552

9. Dallas

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Dallas, Texas.

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US216,494

Top 1%: $US425,060

7. Baltimore

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Baltimore, Maryland.

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US217,700

Top 1%: $US433,473

6. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, California.

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US218,018

Top 1%: $US466,895

5. Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois.

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US218,557

Top 1%: $US479,844

1. New York City

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New York City, New York.

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $US246,596

Top 1%: $US608,584

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