According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, people in the United States who earn more than $150,000 a year can expect to earn less than half of what the median household in the country makes, as the US economy struggles to recover from the Great Recession.
The study finds that for people who earn over $150.00 a year, the median income in the U.S. is $59,826, which means that about 10 percent of the population earns less than the median.
For the average worker, the average income is $58,000, or about 1.4 percent of median income.
For families earning under $100,000 and under $30,000 per person, the incomes are more evenly distributed, at $52,846 and $54,721, respectively.
That means that the median U.N. family earns $45,072 a year — about 1 percent of their income — compared to $62,723 for the average U.s. family.
In a similar vein, the Pew study found that the average household income in Canada is $37,927 a year.
That’s slightly lower than the $37.9 million median household income that Pew found in the study.
In the US, the US median household incomes are higher than Canada’s, at about $55,600.
But for people earning more than that, the income gap narrows.
For a person who makes $75,000 or more, the earnings gap is about $5,000.
For the average person, that’s about 2 percent of income.
The US has been in a severe economic slump since 2009, as more and more families have seen their wages stagnate or decline due to the Great Depression and the 2008 economic recession.
The Pew report found that in 2015, the economic situation for the top 1 percent was worse than the economic conditions for the bottom 99 percent, with the gap between the two groups increasing from 4 percent in 2014 to 7.4 per cent in 2015.
In contrast, the poverty rate was only 4.6 percent in 2015 — about 3 percent of people.
For those making more than the federal poverty level of $13,680, the report found the situation was about the same.
The gap between those who are middle class and those making less than that was also roughly the same in 2015 as it was in 2014.
The poverty rate for those earning less than $20,000 is also slightly higher than that for the middle class.