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Average Monthly Social Security Benefits, 1940–2015

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


 
YearRetired workersDisabled workersNon-
disabled
widow(er)s
TotalMenWomenTotalMenWomen
1940$22.71$23.26$18.38$20.36
194525.1125.7119.9920.17
1950129.0330.1622.9821.65
195569.7475.8656.0549.68
196081.7392.0363.26$91.16$94.02$78.9162.12
1965182.6990.8968.7893.2697.8980.2773.81
1970123.82136.80103.67139.79148.39115.74106.95
19752196.42220.35160.50220.60241.48175.27185.34
19802321.10374.00244.90352.10388.80269.70277.50
19853432.00509.60322.20459.20514.00345.00431.10
19903550.50654.60403.30566.90637.80438.90541.10
19953671.70794.30505.80675.70767.30546.00662.50
19983744.70882.10577.10737.00841.50610.60716.70
1999757.71904.62697.50754.12846.48629.63776.07
2000844.60951.50729.60787.00883.00661.10811.80
2001874.50984.90755.90814.90913.80688.70840.80
2002895.001,007.81774.90834.32935.60708.63861.09
2003922.101,038.90797.50861.70965.90734.40888.30
2004954.901,076.10826.10894.101,002.20765.00920.20
20061,044.00978.001,008.00
201141,183.501,070.701,114.80
20121,262.001,417.001,103.001,130.001,256.00993.001,215.00
20151,332.351,165.041,278.96
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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