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Americans Say They Need to Earn $128,000 to Feel Financially OK

The average amount adults said they’d need to earn to feel in good financial shape is far higher than the median U.S. household income.

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.