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What is the average retirement income in the United States?

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Average per person is about $30k per year but there is a lot of variability. For example, the average teacher's retirement is almost $60k and other civil servants or city employees somewhat higher. Emergency services (cops, firemen) retire slightly earlier and get a bit higher retirement in California (I have seen incomes approaching or exceeding $100k/yr in financial plans I have done).

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hmmm, is that shiny pink star new?
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Made in China!
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Melloblue

Well, I retired from my teaching job at age 60, and my law practice at 62. Most of my friends have retired at about 60 . . . not scientific, but just my observation.

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Melloblue
Senior moment . . . excuse me, I mis-read the question . . . need more coffee this morning, I read it as age rather than income . . . ?
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Mello it's ok... I read it that way too, at first!
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In accordance with the Employee Benefit Research Institute, it is estimated that the average income for people ages 65 and older in the year 2008 was $29,214. This is an increase from $28,134 in 2007. Find out more details on http://www.ehow.com/about_5132878_average-retirement-income-united-states.html.

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