This Is How Much Money Middle-Aged People Make in Your State, Data Shows

This is what you may expect to earn during the peak years of your career.

In your youth, you may have dreaded becoming middle-aged for all of its negative connotations. But if you've already reached this particular life stage, you've probably noticed some major perks, like being comfortable in your own skin, having kids who are old enough to help you do chores, and, most of all, being at the peak of your career. That can translate into some serious financial gains as you finally hit your career stride, putting your days of paltry pay far in your rearview mirror. But just how much are people making as they hit those middle years? The financial website GOBankingRates recently crunched the numbers using data from the United States Census Bureau and found that it varies significantly based on location. State by state, they've pinpointed the median income for households where the homeowner is between 45 and 64 years old. Read on to learn how much money middle-aged people are making on average in your home state in 2021, and see how your salary compares.

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Alabama

The Alabama State Capital in Montgomery
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Median middle-age household income: $61,492

Alaska

skyline photo with the Chugach mountains in Anchorage, Alaska at dusk
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Median middle-age household income: $87,672

Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona
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Median middle-age household income: $74,329

Arkansas

cityscape photo of Little Rock, Arkansas at sunset
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Median middle-age household income: $57,708

California

The skyline of Los Angeles, California at sunset.
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Median middle-age household income: $94,338

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Colorado

skyline and mountains in Colorado Springs, Colorado at dusk
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Median middle-age household income: $95,010

Connecticut

fast moving traffic on a highway and buildings in Hartford, Connecticut at dusk
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Median middle-age household income: $97,481

Delaware

cityscape photo of Wilmington, Delaware
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Median middle-age household income: $85,227

Florida

cityscape photo of fountain, buildings, and bridge in downtown Jacksonville, Florida
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Median middle-age household income: $68,577

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Georgia

Atlanta Georgia at sunset
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Median middle-age household income: $73,899

Hawaii

Skyline of Honolulu, Hawaii, looking inland
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Median middle-age household income: $97,506

Idaho

cityscape photo of downtown Bosie, Idaho
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Median middle-age household income: $72,324

Illinois

Buckingham fountain lighting up in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois at night
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Median middle-age household income: $83,243

Indiana

the Monument Circle and downtown area of Indianapolis, Indiana at night
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Median middle-age household income: $70,767

Iowa

city skyline and Parkway bridge in downtown Des Moines, Iowa
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Median middle-age household income: $74,803

Kansas

city skyline of Wichita, Kansas at dusk
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Median middle-age household income: $75,138

Kentucky

Woode and stone fence on green grass in Lexington, Kentucky
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Median middle-age household income: $60,764

Louisiana

cityscape photos of bars and restaurants on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana at twilight
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Median middle-age household income: $58,486

Maine

tall buildings and houses in downtown Portland, Maine at dusk
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Median middle-age household income: $70,911

Maryland

Lighthouse at Hyannis (Lewis Bay Light), Nantucket sound, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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Median middle-age household income: $105,099

Massachusetts

cityscape photos of buildings and shops in Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts at twilight
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Median middle-age household income: $105,333

Michigan

city skyline of buildings in downtown Detroit, Michigan at twilight
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Median middle-age household income: $71,632

Minnesota

downtown minneapolis minnesota
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Median middle-age household income: $90,789

Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi, USA cityscape at dusk.
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Median middle-age household income: $53,030

Missouri

The skyline of Kansas City, Missouri at sunset.
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Median middle-age household income: $68,768

Montana

Montana
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Median middle-age household income: $68,596

Nebraska

The skyline of Omaha, Nebraska
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Median middle-age household income: $76,823

Nevada

hotels and casinos in las vegas, nevada
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Median middle-age household income: $75,047

New Hampshire

a townhouse next to trees, a lake, and canoes in Grafton County, New Hampshire
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Median middle-age household income: $93,507

New Jersey

trees and walkway at a park in Burlington County, New Jersey
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Median middle-age household income: $103,839

New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA streets at dusk.
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Median middle-age household income: $60,450

New York

city skyline of and Water of New York Harbor in New York, NY
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Median middle-age household income: $86,125

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North Carolina

Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Drone Skyline Aerial
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Median middle-age household income: $69,054

North Dakota

Snow outside the Fargo theatre in North Dakota
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Median middle-age household income: $79,609

Ohio

city skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio at dusk
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Median middle-age household income: $70,926

Oklahoma

cityscape photo of Tulsa, Oklahoma at dusk
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Median middle-age household income: $63,669

Oregon

skyline, portland, oregon, mountains, city
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Median middle-age household income: $80,418

Pennsylvania

philadelphia pennsylvania
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Median middle-age household income: $77,284

Rhode Island

Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown, RI
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Median middle-age household income: $86,610

South Carolina

downtown area of Charleston, South Carolina in the afternoon
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Median middle-age household income: $65,529

South Dakota

A view of Rapid City, South Dakota at night, with a park in the foreground.
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Median middle-age household income: $72,385

Tennessee

Tennessee
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Median middle-age household income: $65,582

Texas

cityscape photo of courthouse building and illuminated street in Forth Worth, Texas
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Median middle-age household income: $76,017

Utah

cityscape photo of Center Street and downtown Provo, Utah at dusk
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Median middle-age household income: $94,496

Vermont

A large array of colorful chrysanthemums greet visitors and guests of the beautiful and stately Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont.
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Median middle-age household income: $73,099

Virginia

james river skyline, richmond, virginia
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Median middle-age household income: $93,029

Washington

The skyline of Seattle, Washington
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Median middle-age household income: $96,499

West Virginia

city skyline with a bridge, buildings, and the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia
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Median middle-age household income: $57,543

Wisconsin

milwaukee wisconsin skyline
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Median middle-age household income: $78,284

Wyoming

the reflection of glaciers and tress in a lake in Teton, Wyoming
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Median middle-age household income: $79,436

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