USA: Top 10 percent income share

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

USA: Percent income earned by the top 10 percent of earners

: For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1974 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 28.9 percent with a minimum of 25.3 percent in 1979 and a maximum of 30.5 percent in 2007. The latest value from 2016 is 30.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 75 countries is 28.31 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles.
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