69% of US wage earners comprise just 30% of cumulative net compensation

The bar-line chart below examines the cumulative number of US wage earners in different net compensation brackets and their contribution to the cumulative net compensation in 2017. In addition, a data row is used to detail the average net compensation and percent of wage earners for every bracket.

At the highest differential, 69% of wage earners comprise just 30% of cumulative net compensation. Note that at about 95% of wage earners, there is a discontinuity due a significant change in bracket definition.

Bar-line chart examining wage earners and their net compensation

Bar-line chart showing cumulative number of US wage earners and their cumulative net compensation across different net compensation brackets in 2017

The data visualization above was built with the Aploris add-in for PowerPoint.

 

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