Worthometer: Compare Your Net Worth to National Surveys

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Note: The Worthometer was last updated on October 7, 2017.

Welcome to the Worthometer, the web’s only net worth percentile gauge that incorporates, reconciles, interpolates, and averages all three major surveys of household wealth: (1) the 2013 US Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) (53,070 households surveyed); (2) the 2016 Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) (6,254 households); and (3) the 2015 University of Michigan’s Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) (9,048 households).

How to Use the Worthometer

To use the Worthometer (pronounced like “Speedometer”), follow these two steps.

Step No. 1: Calculate Your Household’s Net Worth

Apply this simple formula: Total Assets – Total Liabilities = Net Worth.

To figure your household’s net worth, you can use an online calculator such as those offered at AARP, Bankrate.com, and CGI.money.com. Include any real estate and vehicles you own because the surveys all count these items as assets (and they count any corresponding loans as liabilities). For real estate valuations, visit Zillow.com; for vehicle valuations visit KBB.com.

Once you’ve figured your household’s net worth, proceed to Step No. 2.

Step No. 2: View Your Household’s Percentile Ranking

The Worthometer appears in two different formats: (a) an online interactive calculator; and (b) a two-column table of net worths and percentile rankings. Both formats report the same results.

To use the calculator, simply enter your net worth where indicated, click the “Run Worthometer!” button, and view the results.

To use the table, scroll down the “Net Worth” column until you reach the dollar figure that’s nearest to but not over your household’s net worth. The corresponding number in the next column, the “Percentile” column, reports where your household ranks in an averaging of the three component surveys (SIPP, SCF, and PSID). For example, let’s say that Jane Dough’s net worth including residence and car is $457,893. According to the table, she ranks in the 79th Percentile of US households, because that’s the percentile ranking closest to but not over her current net worth of $457,893.

And so, without further ado, here is . . .

The Amazing Worthometer

The Worthometer covers net worths between the amounts of $-29,100 and $1,989,150. Households outside this range rank somewhere below the fifth percentile or above the ninety-fifth percentile. Like all other calculators on this website, the Worthometer is completely confidential. Nothing you enter is recorded or stored.

Here’s the calculator format . . .

Enter Net Worth here: $

Your Worthometer ranking will appear in this space.

And here’s the table format . . .

If your household’s net worth is x dollars, then y percent of US households are worth less than yours

Net Worth Percentile
-$29,100 5.00
-$26,890 5.50
-$24,680 6.00
-$22,470 6.50
-$20,260 7.00
-$18,050 7.50
-$15,840 8.00
-$13,630 8.50
-$11,420 9.00
-$9,210 9.50
-$7,000 10.00
-$6,667 10.50
-$6,333 11.00
-$6,000 11.50
-$5,667 12.00
-$2,547 12.50
-$2,179 13.00
-$1,811 13.50
-$1,443 14.00
-$1,075 14.50
-$707 15.00
-$339 15.50
$28 16.00
$396 16.50
$764 17.00
$793 17.50
$1,134 18.00
$1,475 18.50
$1,816 19.00
$2,157 19.50
$2,498 20.00
$2,839 20.50
$3,180 21.00
$3,521 21.50
$3,862 22.00
$4,203 22.50
$4,544 23.00
$4,885 23.50
$5,226 24.00
$5,567 24.50
$5,908 25.00
$6,782 25.50
$7,656 26.00
$8,633 26.50
$9,610 27.00
$10,586 27.50
$11,563 28.00
$12,540 28.50
$13,516 29.00
$14,493 29.50
$15,470 30.00
$16,545 30.50
$17,685 31.00
$18,826 31.50
$19,966 32.00
$21,107 32.50
$22,248 33.00
$23,388 33.50
$24,529 34.00
$25,669 34.50
$26,810 35.00
$27,950 35.50
$29,091 36.00
$30,232 36.50
$31,372 37.00
$32,750 37.50
$34,510 38.00
$36,269 38.50
$38,029 39.00
$39,789 39.50
$41,548 40.00
$43,308 40.50
$45,068 41.00
$46,827 41.50
$48,587 42.00
$50,347 42.50
$52,106 43.00
$53,866 43.50
$55,667 44.00
$57,635 44.50
$59,603 45.00
$61,570 45.50
$63,538 46.00
$65,506 46.50
$67,474 47.00
$69,441 47.50
$71,409 48.00
$73,376 48.50
$75,344 49.00
$77,312 49.50
$79,280 50.00
$83,388 50.50
$87,496 51.00
$91,605 51.50
$95,713 52.00
$99,821 52.50
$103,930 53.00
$108,140 53.50
$112,758 54.00
$117,376 54.50
$121,994 55.00
$126,612 55.50
$131,230 56.00
$135,848 56.50
$140,466 57.00
$145,084 57.50
$149,702 58.00
$154,320 58.50
$158,937 59.00
$163,555 59.50
$168,173 60.00
$172,791 60.50
$177,409 61.00
$182,027 61.50
$186,645 62.00
$191,299 62.50
$196,276 63.00
$201,253 63.50
$206,229 64.00
$211,206 64.50
$216,183 65.00
$221,160 65.50
$226,137 66.00
$231,113 66.50
$236,090 67.00
$241,067 67.50
$246,044 68.00
$251,021 68.50
$255,997 69.00
$260,974 69.50
$265,951 70.00
$272,035 70.50
$278,857 71.00
$285,679 71.50
$292,501 72.00
$299,323 72.50
$306,145 73.00
$312,967 73.50
$319,789 74.00
$326,611 74.50
$333,433 75.00
$348,653 75.50
$363,873 76.00
$379,092 76.50
$394,312 77.00
$409,531 77.50
$424,751 78.00
$439,971 78.50
$455,190 79.00
$470,410 79.50
$485,630 80.00
$500,849 80.50
$516,069 81.00
$531,288 81.50
$546,508 82.00
$562,483 82.50
$585,258 83.00
$654,048 83.50
$683,210 84.00
$712,372 84.50
$741,533 85.00
$770,695 85.50
$799,857 86.00
$829,018 86.50
$858,180 87.00
$887,342 87.50
$916,503 88.00
$945,665 88.50
$974,827 89.00
$1,003,988 89.50
$1,033,150 90.00
$1,128,750 90.50
$1,224,350 91.00
$1,319,950 91.50
$1,415,550 92.00
$1,511,150 92.50
$1,606,750 93.00
$1,702,350 93.50
$1,797,950 94.00
$1,893,550 94.50
$1,989,150 95.00

To see charts of the three major surveys that comprise the Worthometer, click these links: 2013 SIPP, 2016 SCF, and 2015 PSID. To see a detailed description of the Worthometer’s methodology, click here.

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