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Activists hold women's strike and rally in NYC for International Women's Day in March, 2008.

Here’s how much male and female American workers earn at every age

A gender pay gap exists at all ages, with the median male worker earning more than the median female worker.
Target recorded its strongest quarterly growth in shopper traffic in more than a decade.

Americans are getting more optimistic about the economy

Public confidence in the economy rose more than expected in the US in early March, particularly among lower- and middle-class households.
Luxembourg is the best country to be an elementary school teacher, salary-wise.

The best and worst countries to be a teacher, based on salary

Here's a look at how teacher salaries stack up across several different countries.
The most affluent town in every state often overlaps with the most educated town.

Here’s the most affluent town in every state

Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the town in each state with the highest median household income.
Americans' ideas of what makes a "good" job differs along political lines.

We asked 1,000 people what defines a ‘good’ job, and there was a clear political divide

According to an INSIDER survey, your definition of a good job has to do with your politics, age, and geographic location.
If you're spending more than 30% of your income on rent, consider a move to one of these cities.

Experts say ‘affordable’ rent costs 30% of your monthly income. Here are the US cities where people can actually pay that.

You won't find notoriously expensive cities like New York or San Francisco on the list.
How much you earn can depend on where you live.

The average household income in the 30 biggest US cities, ranked

Salaries are determined not just by age or by job, but by geography. See the average income workers earn in America's 30 biggest cities.
Alaska has the biggest gap between typical baby boomer and millennial income.

Here’s how much more the typical baby boomer makes than the typical millennial in every US state

Business Insider took a look at how income varies for different generations between states and found that baby boomers make more than millennials.
Younger workers tend to have lower incomes than older workers.

Here’s what the typical American worker earns at every age

We estimated the median income for full-time, year-round American workers at each year of age using data from the US Census Bureau.
You need to earn at least $117,474 to be in the top 50% in San Jose, California.

Here’s the salary you need to be in the top 50% of earners in 50 major US cities

We've highlighted the annual household income required to be in the top 50% in 50 major US metro areas, from lowest to highest income needed.