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Historic row houses in Baltimore, Maryland.

The average American household earns $61,000 a year. Here are 17 states where the typical resident earns even more.

These 17 states had the highest incomes in 2017, according to Census Bureau data, and the west coast and New England aren't the only wealthy areas.
Ice cream taste testers can make up to $60,000 a year

15 unconventional jobs that pay surprisingly well

From ice cream taste testers to professional golf ball divers, these unconventional jobs can seriously pay off.
Luxembourg is the best country to be an elementary school teacher, salary-wise.

The best and worst countries to be a teacher, based on salary

This week was Teacher Appreciation Week. Here's a look at how teacher salaries stack up across several different countries.

The 15 states with the largest middle class

The middle class faces some major financial challenges when compared to their wealthier peers.
Activists hold women's strike and rally in NYC for International Women's Day in March, 2008.

Here’s how much male and female American workers earn at every age

A gender pay gap exists at all ages, with the median male worker earning more than the median female worker.
Target recorded its strongest quarterly growth in shopper traffic in more than a decade.

Americans are getting more optimistic about the economy

Public confidence in the economy rose more than expected in the US in early March, particularly among lower- and middle-class households.
The most affluent town in every state often overlaps with the most educated town.

Here’s the most affluent town in every state

Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the town in each state with the highest median household income.
Americans' ideas of what makes a "good" job differs along political lines.

We asked 1,000 people what defines a ‘good’ job, and there was a clear political divide

According to an INSIDER survey, your definition of a good job has to do with your politics, age, and geographic location.
If you're spending more than 30% of your income on rent, consider a move to one of these cities.

Experts say ‘affordable’ rent costs 30% of your monthly income. Here are the US cities where people can actually pay that.

You won't find notoriously expensive cities like New York or San Francisco on the list.