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Average Monthly Social Security Benefits, 1940–2012

Below you will find data for the average monthly social security of retired and disabled workers as well as widow(er)s.


Year Retired workers Disabled workers Non-
disabled
widow(er)s
Total Men Women Total Men Women
1940 $22.71 $23.26 $18.38 $20.36
1945 25.11 25.71 19.99 20.17
19501 29.03 30.16 22.98 21.65
1955 69.74 75.86 56.05 49.68
1960 81.73 92.03 63.26 $91.16 $94.02 $78.91 62.12
19651 82.69 90.89 68.78 93.26 97.89 80.27 73.81
1970 123.82 136.80 103.67 139.79 148.39 115.74 106.95
19752 196.42 220.35 160.50 220.60 241.48 175.27 185.34
19802 321.10 374.00 244.90 352.10 388.80 269.70 277.50
19853 432.00 509.60 322.20 459.20 514.00 345.00 431.10
19903 550.50 654.60 403.30 566.90 637.80 438.90 541.10
19953 671.70 794.30 505.80 675.70 767.30 546.00 662.50
19983 744.70 882.10 577.10 737.00 841.50 610.60 716.70
1999 757.71 904.62 697.50 754.12 846.48 629.63 776.07
2000 844.60 951.50 729.60 787.00 883.00 661.10 811.80
2001 874.50 984.90 755.90 814.90 913.80 688.70 840.80
2002 895.00 1,007.81 774.90 834.32 935.60 708.63 861.09
2003 922.10 1,038.90 797.50 861.70 965.90 734.40 888.30
2004 954.90 1,076.10 826.10 894.10 1,002.20 765.00 920.20
2006 1,044.00 978.00 1,008.00
20114 1,183.50 1,070.70 1,114.80
2012 1,262.00 1,417.00 1,103.00 1,130.00 1,256.00 993.00 1,215.00
1. Jan.–Aug.
2. Jan.–May.
3. Jan.–Nov.
4. Oct.
Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Bulletin: Annual Statistical Supplement

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