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 owns 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.
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Alexey Rotanov / Shutterstock.com

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $188,200

Top 1%: $383,846


12. Seattle

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Seattle, Washington.
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Flickr / N i c o l a

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $225,000

Top 1%: $408,153


11. Houston

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Houston, Texas.
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Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $216,189

Top 1%: $423,345


10. Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Ed Yakovich / Wikimedia Commons

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $215,724

Top 1%: $424,552


9. Dallas

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Dallas, Texas.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $216,494

Top 1%: $425,060


8. San Diego

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San Diego, California.
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Flickr / Justin Brown

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $215,800

Top 1%: $428,000


7. Baltimore

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Baltimore, Maryland.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $217,700

Top 1%: $433,473


6. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, California.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $218,018

Top 1%: $466,895


5. Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $218,557

Top 1%: $479,844


4. Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C.
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Flickr / PeterPanFan

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $278,516

Top 1%: $513,000


3. Boston

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Boston, Massachusetts.
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REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $260,286

Top 1%: $529,343


2. San Francisco

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San Francisco, California.
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Flickr / (matt)

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $349,693

Top 1%: $558,046


1. New York City

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New York City, New York.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 5%: $246,596

Top 1%: $608,584