Stacks of coins and coin jar As expected, incomes increased gradually with age for those in their 20s and 30s–in 2016, a 30-year-old made twice as much as a 20-year-old. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s a no-brainer that a person’s salary will increase the longer they’re in the workforce, and that a 22-year-old will earn less than a 55-year-old in the same profession. How much more, though?

Utilizing data from the Minnesota Population Center’s 2016 ACS Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Business insider recently calculated the median income by age for full-time, year-round employees, starting at age 18 and going to age 70.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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