SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home714. What are the maximum earnings that can be counted for any calendar year for computing AME or AIME?

The table below shows the maximum earnings for each year that we can use when computing your AME or AIME.

Year

Maximum Earnings

Year

Maximum Earnings

2010

$106,800

1986

$42,000

2009

$106,800

1985

$39,600

2008

$102,000

1984

$37,800

2007

$97,500

1983

$35,700

2006

$94,200

1982

$32,400

2005

$90,000

1981

$29,700

2004

$87,900

1980

$25,900

2003

$87,000

1979

$22,900

2002

$84,900

1978

$17,700

2001

$80,400

1977

$16,500

2000

$76,200

1976

$15,300

1999

$72,600

1975

$14,100

1998

$68,400

1974

$13,200

1997

$65,400

1973

$10,800

1996

$62,700

1972

$9,000

1995

$61,200

1968-1971

$7,800

1994

$60,600

1967

$6,600

1993

$57,600

1966

$6,600

1992

$55,500

1959-1965

$4,800

1991

$53,400

1955-1958

$4,200

1990

$51,300

1951-1954

$3,600

1989

$48,000

1940-1950

$3,000

1988

$45,000

1937-1939

$3,000 per employer

1987

$43,800

Last Revised: Apr. 19, 2010