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older woman worker Current retirees’ average age of retirement is 61, which is considerably lower than the age at which workers still on the job say they’ll finally throw in the towel. (Photo: Shutterstock)

American workers still on the job say they anticipate retiring at age 66, pretty much what they’ve said for the last few years. But it’s a rise over previous decades, with age 60 being the anticipated point of retirement during the 1990s.

According to a Gallup poll, Americans’ anticipated retirement age has stabilized between 65 and 67 since 2009. But before that, it was a tad lower, averaging 64, between 2002 and 2008, and even lower than that, at 60, in two Gallup surveys conducted in 1995.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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