If you’re working toward earning a salary that will deem you “rich” in your city, it may take some time.
One benchmark you can use on your way to wealth: Making it into the top 50% of earners.
If you’re earning at least $71,897 in New York City, you make more money than half the population there. You’re also technically middle class. To make it into the top 50% of earners in Los Angeles, you need to bring in $65,950 annually.
Here, we’ve highlighted the annual household income required to be in the top 50% in 30 major US metro areas, from lowest to highest. Click through to see them all.
All data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey 1-year estimates.