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606. Social Security-- Covered Employment, Earnings, and Contribution Rates

[105.7 represents 105,700,000. Includes Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. Represents all reported employment. Data are estimated. OASDHI=Old-age, survivors, disability, and health insurance; SMI=Supplementary medical insurance]

                     
       ITEM Unit 1970 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
                       
Workers with insured status 1 Million 105.7 140.4 142.9 144.7 146.5 148.3 150.9 153.2 155.7 158.3 161.3 164.0 165.9 167.5 169.1 170.7 172.9 174.8 177.5 179.5 181.8
  Male Million 61.9 76.6 77.6 78.3 79.0 79.6 80.7 81.7 82.7 83.8 85.2 86.5 87.3 87.9 88.5 89.1 90.0 90.9 92.0 92.8 93.8
  Female Million 43.8 63.8 65.2 66.4 67.5 68.6 70.1 71.5 73.0 74.5 76.1 77.5 78.7 79.6 80.6 81.6 82.9 84.0 85.5 86.7 88.0
 
  Under 25 years old Million 17.7 25.7 25.3 24.4 23.2 22.4 22.0 21.7 21.4 21.3 21.4 21.3 20.8 20.1 19.5 19.0 18.8 18.5 18.8 19.2 19.6
  25 to 34 years old Million 22.3 36.5 37.2 37.9 38.6 39.4 40.1 40.6 41.0 41.3 41.5 41.6 41.3 40.8 40.3 39.8 39.4 38.8 38.2 37.4 36.7
  35 to 44 years old Million 19.0 23.0 24.5 25.9 27.2 28.6 29.9 31.2 32.3 33.5 34.9 36.4 37.3 38.1 38.9 39.7 40.5 41.3 41.8 42.2 42.5
  45 to 54 years old Million 19.0 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.8 19.0 19.2 19.7 20.6 21.4 22.1 22.8 24.2 25.6 26.8 28.2 29.5 30.7 31.9 33.1 34.5
  55 to 59 years old Million 7.8 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.8 9.0 9.3 9.5 9.7 10.1 10.7 11.3 11.8
  60 to 64 years old Million 6.3 8.2 8.5 8.5 8.8 8.7 8.8 8.7 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.8 8.7 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.8 8.9 9.1
  65 to 69 years old Million 5.1 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.5 7.7 7.8 7.9 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.9
  70 years old and over Million 8.5 12.1 12.5 13.0 13.4 13.9 14.3 14.6 15.0 15.4 15.8 16.3 16.8 17.3 17.7 18.1 18.5 18.8 19.3 19.6 19.8
 
Workers reported with--
  Taxable earnings 2 Million 93 113 113 112 112 116 120 123 126 130 132 134 133 134 136 138 141 144 147 149 152
  Maximum earnings 2 Million 24 10 9 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9
Earnings in covered employment 2 Bil. dol 532 1,329 1,451 1,517 1,615 1,801 1,942 2,082 2,237 2,432 2,573 2,704 2,762 2,916 3,023 3,169 3,359 3,568 3,848 4,141 4,409
  Reported taxable 2 Bil. dol 416 1,178 1,294 1,365 1,454 1,609 1,725 1,844 1,959 2,092 2,238 2,359 2,423 2,533 2,636 2,785 2,920 3,076 3,287 3,517 3,748
    Percent of total Percent 78.2 88.6 89.2 90.0 90.0 89.3 88.8 88.6 87.6 86.0 87.0 87.2 87.7 86.8 87.2 87.9 86.9 86.2 85.4 84.9 85.0
  Average per worker:
    Total earnings 2 Dollars 5,711 11,761 12,840 13,565 14,409 15,484 16,125 16,939 17,715 18,690 19,423 20,227 20,769 21,776 22,205 22,929 23,814 24,863 26,236 27,697 29,082
    Taxable earnings 2 Dollars 4,464 10,430 11,452 12,212 12,971 13,833 14,326 15,007 15,513 16,077 16,890 17,642 18,214 18,911 19,364 20,152 20,700 21,431 22,415 23,525 24,707
 
Annual maximum taxable earnings 3 Dollars 7,800 25,900 29,700 32,400 35,700 37,800 39,600 42,000 43,800 45,000 48,000 51,300 53,400 55,500 57,600 60,600 61,200 62,700 65,400 68,400 72,600
Contribution rates for OASDHI: 4
  Each employer and employee Percent 4.80 6.13 6.65 6.70 6.70 5 7.00 7.05 7.15 7.15 7.51 7.51 7.65 7.65 7.65 7.65 7.65 7.65 7.65 7.65 7.65 7.65
    OASDI Percent 4.20 5.08 5.35 5.40 5.40 5.70 5.70 5.70 5.70 6.06 6.06 6.20 6.20 6.20 6.20 6.20 6.20 6.20 6.20 6.20 6.20
    Hospital insurance Percent 0.60 1.05 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.35 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45
  Self-employed 5 Percent 6.90 8.10 9.30 9.35 9.35 14.00 14.10 14.30 14.30 15.02 15.02 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30 15.30
    OASDI Percent 6.30 7.05 8.00 8.05 8.05 11.40 11.40 11.40 11.40 12.12 12.12 12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40
    Hospital insurance Percent 0.60 1.05 1.30 1.30 1.30 2.60 2.70 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.90
SMI, monthly premium 6 Dollars 5.30 9.60 11.00 12.20 12.20 14.60 15.50 15.50 17.90 24.80 31.90 28.60 29.90 31.80 36.60 41.10 46.10 42.50 43.80 43.80 45.50


NA Not available.
1 Estimated number fully insured for retirement and/or survivor benefits as of end of year, except 1970 as of beginning of year.
2 Includes self-employment.
3 The maximum taxable earnings for HI was $125,000 in 1991, $130,200 in 1992, and 135,000 in 1993. Beginning 1994 upper limit on earnings subject to HI taxes was repealed.
4 As of January 1, 2000, each employee and employer pays 7.65 percent and the self-employed pay 15.3 percent.
5 Self-employed pays 11.3 percent in 1984, 11.8 percent in 1985, 12.3 percent in 1986 and 1987, and 13.02 percent in 1988 and 1989. The additional amount is supplied from general revenues. Beginning 1990, self-employed pays 15.3 percent, and half of the tax is deductible for income tax purposes and for computing self-employment income subject to social security tax.
6 1970-1982, as of July 1; beginning 1983, as of January 1. As of January 1, 2000, the monthly premium is $45.50.

Source: U.S. Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin; and unpublished data.

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