Americans say they need to earn this much to feel financially OK

Suzanne Woolley

Feeling financially healthy means pulling down a six-figure salary, according to a survey by Personal Capital and Harris Poll.

The average amount American adults said they’d need to earn to feel in good financial shape was $128,000, the survey showed. That’s far from the median U.S. household income in 2020 of $67,521, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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