Here’s what you need to earn to be in the top 10% in 25 major US cities

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The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
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Shutterstock

To be among the top 10% in San Francisco, your salary needs to reach at least $238,855. And to crack the top 25%, you need to earn $141,790.

That’s according to an interactive tool from The New York Times that allows you to enter your household income and compare your earnings across 344 zones throughout the US.

Here, we’ve highlighted the annual household income required to be in the top 10% and top 25% in 25 major US cities, from lowest to highest income needed.


25. Tampa, Florida

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One of Tampa’s many beaches.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $77,000

Top 10%: $121,968


24. Cleveland, Ohio

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Downtown Cleveland and the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $81,719

Top 10%: $126,441


23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh by night.
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Flickr / Matthew Paulson

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $82,240

Top 10%: $128,067


22. San Antonio, Texas

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The San Antonio River Walk, a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River.
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Brandon Seidel/Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $83,345

Top 10%: $128,575


21. Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville is home to many legendary country-music venues.
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Flickr / Thomas Hawk

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $87,424

Top 10%: $136,400


20. St. Louis, Missouri

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Washington University in St. Louis.
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Facebook/Washington University in St. Louis

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $90,037

Top 10%: $137,800


19. Charlotte, North Carolina

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The Charlotte Hornets in action at Time Warner Cable Arena.
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Streeter Lecka/Getty

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $88,427

Top 10%: $138,600


18. Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix: “The Valley of the Sun.”
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $91,155

Top 10%: $139,500


17. Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, the third-largest city in Ohio.
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Flickr / Over-the-Rhine

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $89,748

Top 10%: $141,585


16. Portland, Oregon

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The St. Johns Bridge in Portland.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $93,683

Top 10%: $143,110


15. Sacramento, California

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The California State Capitol Museum in Sacramento.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $98,794

Top 10%: $149,800


14. Atlanta, Georgia

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The Hindu Temple of Atlanta.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $96,000

Top 10%: $150,000


13. Denver, Colorado

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Empty streets in Denver.
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Flickr / Geoff Livingston

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $100,000

Top 10%: $152,931


12. Houston, Texas

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A mural in downtown Houston.
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Wikimedia Commons

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $97,570

Top 10%: $156,557


11. Dallas, Texas

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A diehard Dallas Cowboys fan.
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Lawrence French/Getty

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $100,286

Top 10%: $157,995


10. Los Angeles, California

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The Venice Canal Historic District of Los Angeles.
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Flickr/cuddlecafe

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $98,300

Top 10%: $159,008


9. Chicago, Illinois

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The Chicago Bean.
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Flickr/giuseppemilo

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $103,507

Top 10%: $163,059


8. San Diego, California

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Picturesque San Diego at sunset.
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Flickr/nathaninsandiego

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $105,200

Top 10%: $163,080


7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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A view from the top of the legendary “Rocky Steps” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which the fictional boxer Sylvester Stallone ran up in the movie “Rocky.”
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“Rocky”/United Artists

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $104,622

Top 10%: $164,098


6. Baltimore, Maryland

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The Inner Harbor, Baltimore’s historic seaport and landmark.
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Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $110,161

Top 10%: $168,760


5. Seattle, Washington

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The Seattle Seahawks took home their first Super Bowl in 2013.
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Getty Images

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $110,140

Top 10%: $169,028


4. New York City, New York

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The Brooklyn Bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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Flickr/Curtis MacNewton

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $100,200

Top 10%: $172,000


3. Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston Common, a central public park in downtown Boston.
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Songquan Deng / Shutterstock

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $122,100

Top 10%: $192,612


2. Washington, D.C.

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The National Mall in downtown DC.
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Shutterstock.com

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $140,800

Top 10%: $212,685


1. San Francisco, California

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The iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
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Shutterstock.com

Income required to be in the:

Top 25%: $141,790

Top 10%: $238,855