In an ideal world, Americans would like to earn well above $ 100,000 a year.
a 2018 survey from MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) of 2,000 Americans.
In reality, even the typical American family earns only a fraction of that: The median household income in the U.S. is $ 61,372.
And even during their peak earning years, the typical American with a BA isn’t making six figures: Compensation research firm PayScale found that the median salary for a college educated woman tops out at about $ 61,000, and for a man at just under $ 95,000.
Here’s the full breakdown of how much full-time workers with a Bachelor’s degree earn at every age. PayScale surveyed 972,788 U.S. workers between July 2015 and July 2018.