How Much You Have to Make to Be in the Top 1% in Your State

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5. California
> Top 1% earn at least: $514,694
> Avg. income of top 1%: $1,693,094
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $55,152
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 32.9%

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4. New York
> Top 1% earn at least: $550,174
> Avg. income of top 1%: $2,202,480
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $49,617
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 35.7%

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3. Massachusetts
> Top 1% earn at least: $582,774
> Avg. income of top 1%: $1,904,805
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $61,694
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 42.7%

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2. New Jersey
> Top 1% earn at least: $588,575
> Avg. income of top 1%: $1,581,829
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $65,068
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 38.6%

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1. Connecticut
> Top 1% earn at least: $700,800
> Avg. income of top 1%: $2,522,806
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $67,742
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 38.6%