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