Annual Statistical Supplement, 2009

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Retired Workers

Table 5.B1 Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit without reduction for early retirement and with delayed retirement credit, by age and sex, December 2008
Age All retired workers Men Women
Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 3,144,854 1,341.30 1,479.60 1,802,268 1,515.10 1,627.20 1,342,586 1,108.10 1,281.40
66–69 146,907 1,345.90 1,441.90 78,824 1,505.50 1,593.70 68,083 1,161.20 1,266.30
66 7,249 1,439.20 1,472.60 3,647 1,650.00 1,673.90 3,602 1,225.80 1,268.80
67 37,899 1,436.00 1,504.80 21,729 1,594.70 1,658.30 16,170 1,222.80 1,298.50
68 48,823 1,351.90 1,449.80 26,610 1,508.70 1,601.90 22,213 1,164.00 1,267.60
69 52,936 1,263.10 1,385.50 26,838 1,410.40 1,522.20 26,098 1,111.60 1,244.90
70–74 473,804 1,243.00 1,374.80 236,735 1,422.90 1,509.00 237,069 1,063.30 1,240.80
70 65,356 1,202.40 1,377.70 27,903 1,362.00 1,506.70 37,453 1,083.50 1,281.60
71 67,178 1,130.20 1,318.30 26,437 1,275.60 1,417.70 40,741 1,035.80 1,253.80
72 60,891 1,073.80 1,247.50 24,113 1,186.00 1,306.20 36,778 1,000.20 1,209.00
73 60,463 1,051.70 1,220.10 24,207 1,164.50 1,275.70 36,256 976.50 1,182.90
74 219,916 1,388.90 1,469.00 134,075 1,553.90 1,606.10 85,841 1,131.10 1,254.90
75–79 986,786 1,358.40 1,501.70 593,256 1,533.60 1,663.80 393,530 1,094.20 1,257.30
75 209,129 1,372.20 1,487.90 126,377 1,542.90 1,638.60 82,752 1,111.60 1,257.80
76 203,648 1,386.00 1,519.20 122,198 1,562.80 1,682.90 81,450 1,120.80 1,273.60
77 198,165 1,355.30 1,508.50 119,284 1,530.00 1,673.30 78,881 1,091.30 1,259.20
78 194,270 1,344.00 1,499.80 116,879 1,521.70 1,668.20 77,391 1,075.50 1,245.40
79 181,574 1,330.20 1,492.60 108,518 1,506.70 1,656.40 73,056 1,068.10 1,249.30
80–84 780,487 1,353.30 1,498.40 464,738 1,528.70 1,649.80 315,749 1,095.00 1,275.50
80 175,364 1,353.20 1,503.30 103,821 1,536.70 1,670.60 71,543 1,087.00 1,260.50
81 167,583 1,364.80 1,516.50 100,118 1,542.90 1,674.80 67,465 1,100.50 1,281.60
82 159,820 1,345.80 1,484.90 95,420 1,518.10 1,630.60 64,400 1,090.50 1,269.00
83 137,389 1,368.60 1,516.30 81,614 1,544.20 1,666.30 55,775 1,111.60 1,296.90
84 140,331 1,333.00 1,468.20 83,765 1,498.80 1,599.90 56,566 1,087.40 1,273.20
85–89 496,985 1,290.90 1,440.50 293,274 1,445.10 1,550.80 203,711 1,068.80 1,281.80
85 125,762 1,307.70 1,450.00 75,198 1,466.30 1,570.50 50,564 1,071.80 1,270.90
86 111,542 1,292.70 1,439.80 66,072 1,448.70 1,554.50 45,470 1,066.10 1,273.10
87 102,629 1,283.70 1,435.00 60,715 1,436.90 1,542.60 41,914 1,061.80 1,279.20
88 88,464 1,266.40 1,422.50 51,917 1,414.00 1,519.80 36,547 1,056.70 1,284.30
89 68,588 1,299.20 1,455.90 39,372 1,452.50 1,560.60 29,216 1,092.60 1,314.60
90 or older 259,885 1,514.00 1,626.00 135,441 1,705.30 1,781.20 124,444 1,305.80 1,457.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Alberta Presberry (410) 966-8473 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B2 Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit without reduction for early retirement and without delayed retirement credit, by age and sex, December 2008
Age All retired workers Men Women
Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 5,353,551 1,220.20 1,281.10 2,944,983 1,452.20 1,453.60 2,408,568 936.60 1,070.30
65–69 1,879,794 1,395.10 1,428.00 1,101,187 1,616.30 1,616.70 778,607 1,082.40 1,161.00
65 231 1,405.60 1,264.00 145 1,598.20 1,426.70 86 1,081.00 989.70
66 544,058 1,413.10 1,442.00 321,753 1,628.70 1,629.00 222,305 1,101.10 1,171.30
67 477,926 1,408.30 1,440.30 279,481 1,632.70 1,633.10 198,445 1,092.30 1,168.70
68 444,612 1,393.70 1,428.20 258,967 1,619.40 1,620.00 185,645 1,078.90 1,160.50
69 412,967 1,357.80 1,395.00 240,841 1,577.30 1,577.90 172,126 1,050.60 1,139.20
70–74 1,783,391 1,260.20 1,307.00 1,034,838 1,471.50 1,472.70 748,553 967.90 1,077.90
70 402,639 1,337.00 1,377.60 234,896 1,556.20 1,557.10 167,743 1,030.00 1,126.20
71 395,646 1,306.60 1,348.90 232,497 1,520.20 1,521.10 163,149 1,002.20 1,103.40
72 380,950 1,267.60 1,312.10 225,401 1,470.50 1,471.60 155,549 973.40 1,081.00
73 385,777 1,250.00 1,296.00 228,923 1,448.00 1,449.30 156,854 961.10 1,072.20
74 218,379 1,039.30 1,111.60 113,121 1,245.40 1,247.40 105,258 817.80 965.70
75–79 798,311 1,004.40 1,088.80 406,550 1,213.60 1,216.00 391,761 787.20 956.80
75 186,578 1,024.90 1,100.00 96,597 1,229.40 1,231.30 89,981 805.50 959.00
76 175,042 1,020.40 1,098.30 89,374 1,228.10 1,230.30 85,668 803.60 960.50
77 157,973 1,001.30 1,086.60 80,429 1,210.00 1,212.20 77,544 784.90 956.30
78 148,201 989.30 1,080.00 74,942 1,199.30 1,201.90 73,259 774.40 955.20
79 130,517 974.30 1,072.70 65,208 1,191.50 1,194.30 65,309 757.50 951.30
80–84 499,594 975.60 1,087.90 243,921 1,204.80 1,207.60 255,673 757.00 973.60
80 122,674 987.90 1,086.90 60,550 1,211.40 1,214.20 62,124 770.00 962.70
81 108,915 984.00 1,091.50 54,407 1,213.20 1,215.80 54,508 755.20 967.40
82 98,469 969.10 1,083.80 48,748 1,197.70 1,200.30 49,721 745.00 969.60
83 90,810 982.90 1,100.60 43,820 1,216.00 1,219.00 46,990 765.60 990.20
84 78,726 944.60 1,074.70 36,396 1,177.30 1,180.40 42,330 744.50 983.80
85–89 259,619 923.70 1,070.10 112,823 1,150.70 1,154.90 146,796 749.30 1,004.80
85 67,773 928.30 1,064.40 30,704 1,155.60 1,159.50 37,069 740.10 985.50
86 59,771 925.80 1,069.50 26,594 1,151.90 1,155.70 33,177 744.50 1,000.40
87 52,938 923.40 1,073.90 22,853 1,151.30 1,156.10 30,085 750.20 1,011.50
88 44,444 909.00 1,065.30 18,561 1,134.70 1,139.50 25,883 747.10 1,012.10
89 34,693 930.80 1,082.40 14,111 1,157.80 1,161.90 20,582 775.10 1,027.90
90 or older 132,842 1,005.80 1,150.70 45,664 1,245.50 1,251.10 87,178 880.20 1,098.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Alberta Presberry (410) 966-8473 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B3 Number and average monthly benefit before and after delayed retirement credit, by age and sex, December 2008
Age All retired workers Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Before delayed retirement credit After delayed retirement credit Before delayed retirement credit After delayed retirement credit Before delayed retirement credit After delayed retirement credit
Total 3,559,115 1,424.00 1,449.10 1,986,424 1,571.80 1,598.80 1,572,691 1,237.30 1,260.10
66–69 149,108 1,425.50 1,437.60 78,822 1,581.00 1,593.40 70,286 1,251.10 1,262.90
66 7,307 1,468.10 1,471.70 3,647 1,670.40 1,673.90 3,660 1,266.60 1,270.20
67 38,043 1,496.10 1,504.10 21,704 1,650.10 1,658.70 16,339 1,291.50 1,298.80
68 49,376 1,433.90 1,446.40 26,608 1,587.80 1,601.10 22,768 1,254.10 1,265.60
69 54,382 1,362.60 1,378.50 26,863 1,506.10 1,522.00 27,519 1,222.60 1,238.40
70–74 494,740 1,345.80 1,365.40 239,611 1,492.80 1,507.00 255,129 1,207.70 1,232.30
70 67,676 1,344.90 1,370.20 27,933 1,483.40 1,505.60 39,743 1,247.50 1,275.10
71 70,231 1,283.50 1,310.70 26,479 1,395.00 1,416.80 43,752 1,216.00 1,246.40
72 64,144 1,213.20 1,239.90 24,147 1,284.90 1,304.70 39,997 1,170.00 1,200.80
73 64,333 1,186.40 1,212.00 24,247 1,255.80 1,274.00 40,086 1,144.40 1,174.50
74 228,356 1,447.40 1,459.20 136,805 1,592.40 1,601.70 91,551 1,230.70 1,246.10
75–79 1,118,592 1,446.70 1,469.90 661,648 1,606.30 1,631.40 456,944 1,215.60 1,236.00
75 229,218 1,449.50 1,466.60 136,302 1,602.70 1,619.30 92,916 1,224.80 1,242.70
76 228,718 1,468.50 1,489.90 135,032 1,632.10 1,654.60 93,686 1,232.80 1,252.70
77 226,177 1,449.90 1,474.20 133,930 1,611.10 1,637.60 92,247 1,215.90 1,236.90
78 223,644 1,437.00 1,463.50 132,498 1,599.50 1,629.40 91,146 1,200.70 1,222.30
79 210,835 1,426.90 1,453.80 123,886 1,584.30 1,614.70 86,949 1,202.60 1,224.50
80–84 904,404 1,431.50 1,459.00 523,244 1,582.20 1,612.90 381,160 1,224.70 1,247.80
80 202,006 1,439.60 1,466.90 117,416 1,601.50 1,632.20 84,590 1,214.90 1,237.50
81 193,629 1,449.30 1,476.40 112,565 1,607.30 1,637.70 81,064 1,229.80 1,252.50
82 183,247 1,421.50 1,448.30 106,297 1,567.40 1,597.20 76,950 1,220.00 1,242.60
83 163,357 1,441.30 1,469.70 93,377 1,593.00 1,624.60 69,980 1,238.90 1,263.10
84 162,165 1,401.80 1,429.60 93,589 1,533.80 1,564.80 68,576 1,221.60 1,245.00
85–89 580,757 1,372.60 1,401.60 330,521 1,480.80 1,513.20 250,236 1,229.70 1,254.20
85 145,948 1,382.30 1,410.80 84,504 1,501.40 1,533.30 61,444 1,218.50 1,242.40
86 130,363 1,371.60 1,400.50 74,626 1,483.90 1,516.20 55,737 1,221.10 1,245.60
87 120,230 1,365.90 1,395.00 68,563 1,470.90 1,503.30 51,667 1,226.60 1,251.20
88 103,652 1,356.30 1,385.30 58,544 1,450.80 1,483.30 45,108 1,233.50 1,258.10
89 80,564 1,388.00 1,417.50 44,284 1,491.40 1,524.60 36,280 1,261.70 1,286.70
90 or older 311,514 1,540.20 1,573.20 152,578 1,703.60 1,742.00 158,936 1,383.40 1,411.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Alberta Presberry (410) 966-8473 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B4 Number, percentage, and average monthly benefit, by year of entitlement as retired worker and sex, December 2008
Year of entitlement All retired workers Men Women
Number Percentage distribution Cumulative percentage a Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Percentage distribution Cumulative percentage a Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Percentage distribution Cumulative percentage a Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 32,273,651 100.0 . . . 1,152.90 16,455,822 100.0 . . . 1,299.10 15,817,829 100.0 . . . 1,000.70
Summary data
2005–2008 7,644,251 23.7 . . . 1,187.10 3,984,750 24.2 . . . 1,372.10 3,659,501 23.1 . . . 985.60
2000–2004 7,965,692 24.7 . . . 1,184.00 4,248,764 25.8 . . . 1,358.00 3,716,928 23.5 . . . 985.10
1995–1999 6,179,982 19.1 . . . 1,121.40 3,251,055 19.8 . . . 1,264.60 2,928,927 18.5 . . . 962.50
1990–1994 4,870,236 15.1 . . . 1,121.20 2,540,256 15.4 . . . 1,237.60 2,329,980 14.7 . . . 994.30
1985–1989 3,314,629 10.3 . . . 1,108.30 1,569,811 9.5 . . . 1,185.90 1,744,818 11.0 . . . 1,038.50
1980–1984 1,662,002 5.1 . . . 1,144.50 676,212 4.1 . . . 1,180.30 985,790 6.2 . . . 1,119.90
1975–1979 526,830 1.6 . . . 1,176.30 162,457 1.0 . . . 1,244.40 364,373 2.3 . . . 1,146.00
1970–1974 101,143 0.3 . . . 1,062.90 21,314 0.1 . . . 1,077.00 79,829 0.5 . . . 1,059.20
1965–1969 8,526 b . . . 969.90 1,169 b . . . 988.10 7,357 b . . . 967.00
Before 1965 360 b . . . 838.60 34 b . . . 711.00 326 b . . . 851.90
Single-year data
2008 2,083,515 6.5 6.5 1,192.80 1,091,260 6.6 6.6 1,383.20 992,255 6.3 6.3 983.30
2007 1,910,247 5.9 12.4 1,194.60 994,753 6.0 12.7 1,381.30 915,494 5.8 12.1 991.60
2006 1,832,766 5.7 18.1 1,187.40 952,280 5.8 18.5 1,372.30 880,486 5.6 17.6 987.40
2005 1,817,723 5.6 23.7 1,172.30 946,457 5.8 24.2 1,349.20 871,266 5.5 23.1 980.00
2004 1,698,534 5.3 28.9 1,180.90 889,449 5.4 29.6 1,361.70 809,085 5.1 28.3 982.20
2003 1,589,731 4.9 33.9 1,192.60 839,928 5.1 34.7 1,372.80 749,803 4.7 33.0 990.70
2002 1,575,105 4.9 38.8 1,190.80 841,200 5.1 39.8 1,365.90 733,905 4.6 37.6 990.20
2001 1,497,503 4.6 43.4 1,166.10 802,442 4.9 44.7 1,331.20 695,061 4.4 42.0 975.40
2000 1,604,819 5.0 48.4 1,188.60 875,745 5.3 50.0 1,357.00 729,074 4.6 46.6 986.40
1999 1,384,261 4.3 52.7 1,144.20 741,226 4.5 54.5 1,300.00 643,035 4.1 50.7 964.70
1998 1,265,660 3.9 56.6 1,117.30 666,465 4.1 58.6 1,264.90 599,195 3.8 54.5 953.20
1997 1,218,825 3.8 60.4 1,113.20 636,729 3.9 62.5 1,256.70 582,096 3.7 58.2 956.30
1996 1,197,958 3.7 64.1 1,112.10 613,170 3.7 66.2 1,247.40 584,788 3.7 61.9 970.30
1995 1,113,278 3.4 67.5 1,116.70 593,465 3.6 69.8 1,246.40 519,813 3.3 65.2 968.50
1994 1,075,078 3.3 70.8 1,119.70 569,436 3.5 73.3 1,246.90 505,642 3.2 68.3 976.40
1993 1,028,548 3.2 74.0 1,118.80 542,803 3.3 76.5 1,239.10 485,745 3.1 71.4 984.30
1992 994,576 3.1 77.1 1,121.10 521,886 3.2 79.7 1,236.20 472,690 3.0 74.4 993.90
1991 915,561 2.8 80.0 1,122.00 474,672 2.9 82.6 1,231.00 440,889 2.8 77.2 1,004.70
1990 856,473 2.7 82.6 1,125.50 431,459 2.6 85.2 1,232.60 425,014 2.7 79.9 1,016.80
1989 784,680 2.4 85.0 1,116.30 386,681 2.3 87.6 1,213.20 397,999 2.5 82.4 1,022.10
1988 718,022 2.2 87.3 1,107.10 345,211 2.1 89.7 1,193.20 372,811 2.4 84.8 1,027.30
1987 666,317 2.1 89.3 1,110.20 313,669 1.9 91.6 1,188.70 352,648 2.2 87.0 1,040.50
1986 615,442 1.9 91.2 1,104.50 285,467 1.7 93.3 1,168.70 329,975 2.1 89.1 1,048.90
1985 530,168 1.6 92.9 1,100.00 238,783 1.5 94.8 1,147.90 291,385 1.8 90.9 1,060.70
1984 448,109 1.4 94.3 1,101.10 194,172 1.2 95.9 1,135.90 253,937 1.6 92.5 1,074.50
1983 398,146 1.2 95.5 1,125.20 167,270 1.0 97.0 1,155.10 230,876 1.5 94.0 1,103.50
1982 330,072 1.0 96.5 1,143.80 133,478 0.8 97.8 1,170.90 196,594 1.2 95.2 1,125.40
1981 265,758 0.8 97.3 1,194.30 102,642 0.6 98.4 1,243.90 163,116 1.0 96.3 1,163.10
1980 219,917 0.7 98.0 1,208.70 78,650 0.5 98.9 1,276.80 141,267 0.9 97.1 1,170.80
1979 171,406 0.5 98.6 1,215.20 57,657 0.4 99.2 1,295.10 113,749 0.7 97.9 1,174.70
1978 128,592 0.4 99.0 1,190.80 40,267 0.2 99.5 1,259.80 88,325 0.6 98.4 1,159.30
1977 92,201 0.3 99.2 1,163.90 28,223 0.2 99.6 1,228.50 63,978 0.4 98.8 1,135.40
1976 78,581 0.2 99.5 1,133.30 21,669 0.1 99.8 1,177.40 56,912 0.4 99.2 1,116.60
1975 56,050 0.2 99.7 1,104.90 14,641 0.1 99.9 1,132.50 41,409 0.3 99.4 1,095.20
1974 39,800 0.1 99.8 1,085.50 9,385 0.1 99.9 1,102.70 30,415 0.2 99.6 1,080.20
1973 26,793 0.1 99.9 1,063.20 5,579 b 100.0 1,075.60 21,214 0.1 99.8 1,059.90
1972 16,954 0.1 99.9 1,049.20 3,199 b 100.0 1,067.60 13,755 0.1 99.9 1,044.90
1971 10,906 b 100.0 1,036.20 2,038 b 100.0 1,025.80 8,868 0.1 99.9 1,038.60
1970 6,690 b 100.0 1,006.30 1,113 b 100.0 988.40 5,577 b 100.0 1,009.90
1969 3,951 b 100.0 1,000.60 590 b 100.0 1,033.90 3,361 b 100.0 994.70
1968 2,259 b 100.0 966.90 329 b 100.0 953.20 1,930 b 100.0 969.20
1967 1,228 b 100.0 928.00 141 b 100.0 936.90 1,087 b 100.0 926.80
1966 741 b 100.0 921.90 77 b 100.0 956.60 664 b 100.0 917.80
1965 347 b 100.0 891.70 32 b 100.0 805.30 315 b 100.0 900.50
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Represents those entitled in specified year or later.
b. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Alberta Presberry (410) 966-8473 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B5 Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1940–2008, selected years
Year Number (thousands) Average age Percentage distribution
Total, 62 or older 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85 or older
Men
1940 99 68.8 100.0 . . . 74.4 17.4 6.4 1.6 0.2
1945 447 71.7 100.0 . . . 39.9 40.2 15.1 4.0 0.7
1950 1,469 72.2 100.0 . . . 39.1 33.7 20.2 5.9 1.2
1955 3,252 72.7 100.0 . . . 35.7 34.8 20.0 7.6 1.9
1960 5,217 73.2 100.0 . . . 33.8 33.1 21.1 9.0 3.1
1965 6,825 72.9 100.0 6.9 29.7 29.5 19.9 9.9 4.1
1970 7,688 72.6 100.0 7.5 30.1 26.9 19.6 10.6 5.3
1975 9,163 72.3 100.0 9.3 32.2 25.6 17.1 10.1 5.7
1980 10,461 72.2 100.0 9.5 32.1 25.8 16.9 9.5 6.1
1985 11,817 72.3 100.0 10.9 30.2 25.9 17.3 9.6 6.1
1986 12,080 72.4 100.0 10.9 30.3 25.7 17.3 9.7 6.1
1987 12,295 72.4 100.0 10.9 30.2 25.5 17.4 9.9 6.1
1988 12,483 72.4 100.0 10.7 30.0 25.5 17.6 10.0 6.2
1989 12,718 72.5 100.0 10.5 30.1 25.2 17.8 10.1 6.3
1990 12,985 72.5 100.0 10.3 30.0 25.3 17.8 10.2 6.4
1991 13,227 72.6 100.0 10.2 29.5 25.7 17.9 10.3 6.4
1992 13,474 72.7 100.0 10.0 29.2 25.8 17.8 10.5 6.6
1993 13,649 72.8 100.0 9.9 28.9 25.9 17.9 10.7 6.8
1994 13,795 72.8 100.0 9.8 28.3 26.2 17.9 10.9 6.9
1995 13,915 72.9 100.0 9.5 28.0 26.1 18.3 11.1 7.0
1996 14,012 73.1 100.0 9.2 27.6 25.8 18.9 11.3 7.2
1997 14,126 73.2 100.0 9.0 27.2 25.8 19.2 11.4 7.4
1998 14,206 73.3 100.0 9.0 26.6 25.6 19.5 11.6 7.6
1999 14,329 73.3 100.0 9.1 26.4 25.2 19.8 11.7 7.8
2000 14,772 73.2 100.0 9.0 27.6 24.6 19.3 11.7 7.8
2001 14,930 73.3 100.0 8.9 27.6 24.3 19.1 12.1 7.9
2002 15,070 73.3 100.0 8.8 27.9 24.0 19.1 12.4 7.8
2003 15,254 73.3 100.0 8.7 27.9 23.5 19.0 12.6 8.2
2004 15,438 73.4 100.0 8.9 27.7 23.4 18.8 12.8 8.4
2005 15,654 73.4 100.0 9.1 27.4 23.2 18.7 12.8 8.7
2006 15,869 73.5 100.0 9.0 27.5 23.2 18.5 12.8 9.1
2007 16,112 73.5 100.0 8.5 27.8 23.3 18.3 12.8 9.3
2008 16,456 73.5 100.0 8.3 28.0 23.6 17.9 12.7 9.5
Women
1940 13 68.1 100.0 . . . 82.6 12.8 3.9 0.6 a
1945 71 70.8 100.0 . . . 47.1 40.0 10.2 2.3 0.3
1950 302 71.1 100.0 . . . 48.4 32.9 15.0 3.2 0.5
1955 1,222 71.3 100.0 . . . 47.8 32.3 14.6 4.4 0.8
1960 2,845 71.0 100.0 12.6 36.3 29.0 15.0 5.6 1.6
1965 4,276 71.8 100.0 12.2 31.6 28.1 17.6 7.7 2.8
1970 5,661 72.0 100.0 11.5 30.1 25.4 18.7 10.0 4.4
1975 7,424 72.2 100.0 11.8 30.4 24.2 16.9 10.6 6.1
1980 9,101 72.6 100.0 11.2 29.2 24.2 17.1 10.6 7.7
1985 10,615 73.3 100.0 11.0 26.9 23.9 17.9 11.4 8.8
1986 10,901 73.3 100.0 10.8 26.7 23.8 18.0 11.7 9.0
1987 11,145 73.4 100.0 10.7 26.4 23.6 18.1 11.9 9.3
1988 11,944 73.5 100.0 10.5 26.0 23.6 18.2 12.2 9.5
1989 11,608 73.6 100.0 10.2 26.1 23.1 18.4 12.4 9.8
1990 11,842 73.7 100.0 9.9 25.9 23.0 18.5 12.5 10.2
1991 12,048 73.9 100.0 9.5 25.4 23.2 18.6 12.7 10.5
1992 12,272 74.0 100.0 9.3 25.2 23.1 18.5 12.9 10.9
1993 12,447 74.1 100.0 9.0 24.9 23.0 18.6 13.1 11.3
1994 12,607 74.2 100.0 9.0 24.3 23.2 18.4 13.4 11.6
1995 12,757 74.3 100.0 8.8 24.0 23.2 18.5 13.5 11.9
1996 12,887 74.4 100.0 8.7 23.6 22.9 18.8 13.7 12.2
1997 13,155 74.5 100.0 8.6 23.2 23.0 19.0 13.8 12.5
1998 13,304 74.6 100.0 8.7 22.8 22.8 19.0 13.9 12.8
1999 13,453 74.6 100.0 8.8 22.8 22.3 19.3 13.8 13.0
2000 13,734 74.6 100.0 8.9 23.4 21.9 19.1 13.8 13.0
2001 13,912 74.6 100.0 8.9 23.6 21.6 18.8 13.9 13.1
2002 14,096 74.6 100.0 8.8 23.9 21.3 18.7 14.0 13.3
2003 14,294 74.5 100.0 8.8 24.3 21.0 18.5 14.0 13.4
2004 14,534 74.5 100.0 9.0 24.4 20.9 18.1 14.1 13.4
2005 14,821 74.5 100.0 9.4 24.4 20.8 17.8 14.1 13.5
2006 15,107 74.5 100.0 9.4 24.8 20.9 17.5 13.9 13.7
2007 15,416 74.5 100.0 9.0 25.3 21.1 17.2 13.7 13.8
2008 15,818 74.4 100.0 8.9 25.8 21.5 16.7 13.5 13.7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Data for 1988 and 1990–2005 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Alberta Presberry (410) 966-8473 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B6 Number and percentage distribution with and without reduction for early retirement, by sex and monthly benefit, December 2008
Sex and monthly benefit (dollars) Total Without reduction for early retirement With reduction for early retirement
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All retired workers 32,273,651 100.0 8,498,405 100.0 23,775,246 100.0
Less than 400.00 1,457,530 4.5 303,528 3.6 1,154,002 4.9
400.00–449.90 353,309 1.1 79,138 0.9 274,171 1.2
450.00–499.90 453,427 1.4 70,052 0.8 383,375 1.6
500.00–549.90 658,051 2.0 80,446 0.9 577,605 2.4
550.00–599.90 854,002 2.6 124,775 1.5 729,227 3.1
600.00–649.90 1,082,430 3.4 151,845 1.8 930,585 3.9
650.00–699.90 1,183,953 3.7 182,513 2.1 1,001,440 4.2
700.00–749.90 1,177,921 3.6 205,545 2.4 972,376 4.1
750.00–799.90 1,167,727 3.6 224,628 2.6 943,099 4.0
800.00–849.90 1,115,555 3.5 234,557 2.8 880,998 3.7
850.00–899.90 1,052,322 3.3 240,376 2.8 811,946 3.4
900.00–949.90 1,030,718 3.2 240,211 2.8 790,507 3.3
950.00–999.90 1,034,822 3.2 237,237 2.8 797,585 3.4
1,000.00–1,049.90 1,061,357 3.3 242,578 2.9 818,779 3.4
1,050.00–1,099.90 1,105,966 3.4 250,379 2.9 855,587 3.6
1,100.00–1,149.90 1,164,146 3.6 251,611 3.0 912,535 3.8
1,150.00–1,199.90 1,222,254 3.8 253,016 3.0 969,238 4.1
1,200.00–1,249.90 1,239,070 3.8 254,746 3.0 984,324 4.1
1,250.00–1,299.90 1,371,995 4.3 260,528 3.1 1,111,467 4.7
1,300.00–1,349.90 1,368,730 4.2 261,724 3.1 1,107,006 4.7
1,350.00–1,399.90 1,228,054 3.8 258,732 3.0 969,322 4.1
1,400.00–1,449.90 1,225,915 3.8 265,955 3.1 959,960 4.0
1,450.00–1,499.90 1,159,383 3.6 275,035 3.2 884,348 3.7
1,500.00–1,549.90 1,070,854 3.3 280,643 3.3 790,211 3.3
1,550.00–1,599.90 1,011,322 3.1 310,069 3.6 701,253 2.9
1,600.00–1,649.90 920,420 2.9 320,043 3.8 600,377 2.5
1,650.00–1,699.90 742,653 2.3 287,126 3.4 455,527 1.9
1,700.00–1,749.90 588,014 1.8 272,318 3.2 315,696 1.3
1,750.00–1,799.90 485,695 1.5 250,554 2.9 235,141 1.0
1,800.00–1,849.90 417,028 1.3 228,484 2.7 188,544 0.8
1,850.00–1,899.90 376,996 1.2 225,748 2.7 151,248 0.6
1,900.00–1,949.90 319,600 1.0 198,894 2.3 120,706 0.5
1,950.00–1,999.90 273,164 0.8 175,776 2.1 97,388 0.4
2,000.00 or more 1,299,268 4.0 999,595 11.8 299,673 1.3
Average benefit (dollars) 1,152.90 1,354.60 1,080.80
Men 16,455,822 100.0 4,747,251 100.0 11,708,571 100.0
Less than 400.00 690,929 4.2 153,168 3.2 537,761 4.6
400.00–449.90 139,779 0.8 35,722 0.8 104,057 0.9
450.00–499.90 161,953 1.0 30,388 0.6 131,565 1.1
500.00–549.90 209,516 1.3 32,503 0.7 177,013 1.5
550.00–599.90 241,152 1.5 46,903 1.0 194,249 1.7
600.00–649.90 261,682 1.6 54,925 1.2 206,757 1.8
650.00–699.90 274,762 1.7 61,776 1.3 212,986 1.8
700.00–749.90 288,978 1.8 64,731 1.4 224,247 1.9
750.00–799.90 306,390 1.9 67,108 1.4 239,282 2.0
800.00–849.90 323,402 2.0 68,954 1.5 254,448 2.2
850.00–899.90 346,748 2.1 72,213 1.5 274,535 2.3
900.00–949.90 373,861 2.3 75,147 1.6 298,714 2.6
950.00–999.90 407,753 2.5 78,124 1.6 329,629 2.8
1,000.00–1,049.90 449,361 2.7 84,397 1.8 364,964 3.1
1,050.00–1,099.90 498,946 3.0 90,050 1.9 408,896 3.5
1,100.00–1,149.90 568,239 3.5 95,349 2.0 472,890 4.0
1,150.00–1,199.90 631,506 3.8 102,227 2.2 529,279 4.5
1,200.00–1,249.90 674,924 4.1 108,919 2.3 566,005 4.8
1,250.00–1,299.90 820,829 5.0 117,418 2.5 703,411 6.0
1,300.00–1,349.90 846,260 5.1 125,536 2.6 720,724 6.2
1,350.00–1,399.90 776,954 4.7 134,030 2.8 642,924 5.5
1,400.00–1,449.90 806,609 4.9 150,098 3.2 656,511 5.6
1,450.00–1,499.90 784,577 4.8 167,321 3.5 617,256 5.3
1,500.00–1,549.90 745,368 4.5 181,066 3.8 564,302 4.8
1,550.00–1,599.90 719,527 4.4 212,100 4.5 507,427 4.3
1,600.00–1,649.90 666,617 4.1 226,661 4.8 439,956 3.8
1,650.00–1,699.90 548,151 3.3 208,478 4.4 339,673 2.9
1,700.00–1,749.90 427,996 2.6 203,340 4.3 224,656 1.9
1,750.00–1,799.90 353,739 2.1 190,236 4.0 163,503 1.4
1,800.00–1,849.90 307,672 1.9 175,843 3.7 131,829 1.1
1,850.00–1,899.90 283,522 1.7 176,382 3.7 107,140 0.9
1,900.00–1,949.90 245,044 1.5 157,880 3.3 87,164 0.7
1,950.00–1,999.90 213,320 1.3 141,749 3.0 71,571 0.6
2,000.00 or more 1,059,756 6.4 856,509 18.0 203,247 1.7
Average benefit (dollars) 1,299.10 1,519.50 1,209.80
Women 15,817,829 100.0 3,751,154 100.0 12,066,675 100.0
Less than 400.00 766,601 4.8 150,360 4.0 616,241 5.1
400.00–449.90 213,530 1.3 43,416 1.2 170,114 1.4
450.00–499.90 291,474 1.8 39,664 1.1 251,810 2.1
500.00–549.90 448,535 2.8 47,943 1.3 400,592 3.3
550.00–599.90 612,850 3.9 77,872 2.1 534,978 4.4
600.00–649.90 820,748 5.2 96,920 2.6 723,828 6.0
650.00–699.90 909,191 5.7 120,737 3.2 788,454 6.5
700.00–749.90 888,943 5.6 140,814 3.8 748,129 6.2
750.00–799.90 861,337 5.4 157,520 4.2 703,817 5.8
800.00–849.90 792,153 5.0 165,603 4.4 626,550 5.2
850.00–899.90 705,574 4.5 168,163 4.5 537,411 4.5
900.00–949.90 656,857 4.2 165,064 4.4 491,793 4.1
950.00–999.90 627,069 4.0 159,113 4.2 467,956 3.9
1,000.00–1,049.90 611,996 3.9 158,181 4.2 453,815 3.8
1,050.00–1,099.90 607,020 3.8 160,329 4.3 446,691 3.7
1,100.00–1,149.90 595,907 3.8 156,262 4.2 439,645 3.6
1,150.00–1,199.90 590,748 3.7 150,789 4.0 439,959 3.6
1,200.00–1,249.90 564,146 3.6 145,827 3.9 418,319 3.5
1,250.00–1,299.90 551,166 3.5 143,110 3.8 408,056 3.4
1,300.00–1,349.90 522,470 3.3 136,188 3.6 386,282 3.2
1,350.00–1,399.90 451,100 2.9 124,702 3.3 326,398 2.7
1,400.00–1,449.90 419,306 2.7 115,857 3.1 303,449 2.5
1,450.00–1,499.90 374,806 2.4 107,714 2.9 267,092 2.2
1,500.00–1,549.90 325,486 2.1 99,577 2.7 225,909 1.9
1,550.00–1,599.90 291,795 1.8 97,969 2.6 193,826 1.6
1,600.00–1,649.90 253,803 1.6 93,382 2.5 160,421 1.3
1,650.00–1,699.90 194,502 1.2 78,648 2.1 115,854 1.0
1,700.00–1,749.90 160,018 1.0 68,978 1.8 91,040 0.8
1,750.00–1,799.90 131,956 0.8 60,318 1.6 71,638 0.6
1,800.00–1,849.90 109,356 0.7 52,641 1.4 56,715 0.5
1,850.00–1,899.90 93,474 0.6 49,366 1.3 44,108 0.4
1,900.00–1,949.90 74,556 0.5 41,014 1.1 33,542 0.3
1,950.00–1,999.90 59,844 0.4 34,027 0.9 25,817 0.2
2,000.00 or more 239,512 1.5 143,086 3.8 96,426 0.8
Average benefit (dollars) 1,000.70 1,145.80 955.60
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: Alberta Presberry (410) 966-8473 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B7 Number and percentage distribution with and without reduction for early retirement, by sex and primary insurance amount, December 2008
Sex and primary insurance amount (dollars) Total Without reduction for early retirement With reduction for early retirement
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All retired workers 32,273,651 100.0 8,498,405 100.0 23,775,246 100.0
Less than 400.00 2,265,340 7.0 461,606 5.4 1,803,734 7.6
400.00–449.90 608,832 1.9 125,830 1.5 483,002 2.0
450.00–499.90 510,142 1.6 102,377 1.2 407,765 1.7
500.00–549.90 568,354 1.8 117,707 1.4 450,647 1.9
550.00–599.90 850,883 2.6 196,639 2.3 654,244 2.8
600.00–649.90 927,822 2.9 218,506 2.6 709,316 3.0
650.00–699.90 1,081,837 3.4 237,228 2.8 844,609 3.6
700.00–749.90 1,075,500 3.3 240,564 2.8 834,936 3.5
750.00–799.90 1,075,484 3.3 241,117 2.8 834,367 3.5
800.00–849.90 1,016,369 3.1 239,792 2.8 776,577 3.3
850.00–899.90 990,822 3.1 240,700 2.8 750,122 3.2
900.00–949.90 962,568 3.0 240,133 2.8 722,435 3.0
950.00–999.90 929,420 2.9 237,603 2.8 691,817 2.9
1,000.00–1,049.90 917,497 2.8 240,830 2.8 676,667 2.8
1,050.00–1,099.90 897,040 2.8 241,573 2.8 655,467 2.8
1,100.00–1,149.90 878,227 2.7 238,013 2.8 640,214 2.7
1,150.00–1,199.90 869,601 2.7 236,296 2.8 633,305 2.7
1,200.00–1,249.90 854,849 2.6 233,385 2.7 621,464 2.6
1,250.00–1,299.90 859,438 2.7 233,488 2.7 625,950 2.6
1,300.00–1,349.90 865,769 2.7 233,190 2.7 632,579 2.7
1,350.00–1,399.90 875,784 2.7 232,766 2.7 643,018 2.7
1,400.00–1,449.90 930,689 2.9 245,817 2.9 684,872 2.9
1,450.00–1,499.90 954,889 3.0 261,951 3.1 692,938 2.9
1,500.00–1,549.90 963,621 3.0 275,268 3.2 688,353 2.9
1,550.00–1,599.90 1,113,310 3.4 319,450 3.8 793,860 3.3
1,600.00–1,649.90 1,153,585 3.6 330,125 3.9 823,460 3.5
1,650.00–1,699.90 979,995 3.0 285,045 3.4 694,950 2.9
1,700.00–1,749.90 850,751 2.6 270,505 3.2 580,246 2.4
1,750.00–1,799.90 743,024 2.3 251,358 3.0 491,666 2.1
1,800.00–1,849.90 674,826 2.1 222,085 2.6 452,741 1.9
1,850.00–1,899.90 721,259 2.2 215,643 2.5 505,616 2.1
1,900.00–1,949.90 636,921 2.0 174,827 2.1 462,094 1.9
1,950.00–1,999.90 554,522 1.7 146,798 1.7 407,724 1.7
2,000.00 or more 2,114,681 6.6 710,190 8.4 1,404,491 5.9
Average primary insurance amount (dollars) 1,191.10 1,265.00 1,164.60
Men 16,455,822 100.0 4,747,251 100.0 11,708,571 100.0
Less than 400.00 562,326 3.4 162,921 3.4 399,405 3.4
400.00–449.90 129,657 0.8 37,518 0.8 92,139 0.8
450.00–499.90 115,764 0.7 31,102 0.7 84,662 0.7
500.00–549.90 123,019 0.7 34,166 0.7 88,853 0.8
550.00–599.90 168,313 1.0 52,126 1.1 116,187 1.0
600.00–649.90 187,865 1.1 58,586 1.2 129,279 1.1
650.00–699.90 226,781 1.4 64,511 1.4 162,270 1.4
700.00–749.90 235,757 1.4 66,186 1.4 169,571 1.4
750.00–799.90 245,111 1.5 67,088 1.4 178,023 1.5
800.00–849.90 247,897 1.5 70,335 1.5 177,562 1.5
850.00–899.90 258,674 1.6 72,680 1.5 185,994 1.6
900.00–949.90 271,203 1.6 75,594 1.6 195,609 1.7
950.00–999.90 285,150 1.7 79,108 1.7 206,042 1.8
1,000.00–1,049.90 306,568 1.9 85,480 1.8 221,088 1.9
1,050.00–1,099.90 328,727 2.0 91,182 1.9 237,545 2.0
1,100.00–1,149.90 353,250 2.1 96,781 2.0 256,469 2.2
1,150.00–1,199.90 383,944 2.3 104,234 2.2 279,710 2.4
1,200.00–1,249.90 413,923 2.5 111,456 2.3 302,467 2.6
1,250.00–1,299.90 455,601 2.8 120,273 2.5 335,328 2.9
1,300.00–1,349.90 499,586 3.0 129,985 2.7 369,601 3.2
1,350.00–1,399.90 550,718 3.3 140,019 2.9 410,699 3.5
1,400.00–1,449.90 635,414 3.9 159,886 3.4 475,528 4.1
1,450.00–1,499.90 690,837 4.2 182,556 3.8 508,281 4.3
1,500.00–1,549.90 728,025 4.4 202,233 4.3 525,792 4.5
1,550.00–1,599.90 883,045 5.4 244,301 5.1 638,744 5.5
1,600.00–1,649.90 946,119 5.7 260,102 5.5 686,017 5.9
1,650.00–1,699.90 814,568 5.0 229,918 4.8 584,650 5.0
1,700.00–1,749.90 709,757 4.3 223,147 4.7 486,610 4.2
1,750.00–1,799.90 618,120 3.8 210,725 4.4 407,395 3.5
1,800.00–1,849.90 559,267 3.4 186,782 3.9 372,485 3.2
1,850.00–1,899.90 593,424 3.6 181,957 3.8 411,467 3.5
1,900.00–1,949.90 533,068 3.2 148,060 3.1 385,008 3.3
1,950.00–1,999.90 474,506 2.9 125,296 2.6 349,210 3.0
2,000.00 or more 1,919,838 11.7 640,957 13.5 1,278,881 10.9
Average primary insurance amount (dollars) 1,452.00 1,476.10 1,442.30
Women 15,817,829 100.0 3,751,154 100.0 12,066,675 100.0
Less than 400.00 1,703,014 10.8 298,685 8.0 1,404,329 11.6
400.00–449.90 479,175 3.0 88,312 2.4 390,863 3.2
450.00–499.90 394,378 2.5 71,275 1.9 323,103 2.7
500.00–549.90 445,335 2.8 83,541 2.2 361,794 3.0
550.00–599.90 682,570 4.3 144,513 3.9 538,057 4.5
600.00–649.90 739,957 4.7 159,920 4.3 580,037 4.8
650.00–699.90 855,056 5.4 172,717 4.6 682,339 5.7
700.00–749.90 839,743 5.3 174,378 4.6 665,365 5.5
750.00–799.90 830,373 5.2 174,029 4.6 656,344 5.4
800.00–849.90 768,472 4.9 169,457 4.5 599,015 5.0
850.00–899.90 732,148 4.6 168,020 4.5 564,128 4.7
900.00–949.90 691,365 4.4 164,539 4.4 526,826 4.4
950.00–999.90 644,270 4.1 158,495 4.2 485,775 4.0
1,000.00–1,049.90 610,929 3.9 155,350 4.1 455,579 3.8
1,050.00–1,099.90 568,313 3.6 150,391 4.0 417,922 3.5
1,100.00–1,149.90 524,977 3.3 141,232 3.8 383,745 3.2
1,150.00–1,199.90 485,657 3.1 132,062 3.5 353,595 2.9
1,200.00–1,249.90 440,926 2.8 121,929 3.3 318,997 2.6
1,250.00–1,299.90 403,837 2.6 113,215 3.0 290,622 2.4
1,300.00–1,349.90 366,183 2.3 103,205 2.8 262,978 2.2
1,350.00–1,399.90 325,066 2.1 92,747 2.5 232,319 1.9
1,400.00–1,449.90 295,275 1.9 85,931 2.3 209,344 1.7
1,450.00–1,499.90 264,052 1.7 79,395 2.1 184,657 1.5
1,500.00–1,549.90 235,596 1.5 73,035 1.9 162,561 1.3
1,550.00–1,599.90 230,265 1.5 75,149 2.0 155,116 1.3
1,600.00–1,649.90 207,466 1.3 70,023 1.9 137,443 1.1
1,650.00–1,699.90 165,427 1.0 55,127 1.5 110,300 0.9
1,700.00–1,749.90 140,994 0.9 47,358 1.3 93,636 0.8
1,750.00–1,799.90 124,904 0.8 40,633 1.1 84,271 0.7
1,800.00–1,849.90 115,559 0.7 35,303 0.9 80,256 0.7
1,850.00–1,899.90 127,835 0.8 33,686 0.9 94,149 0.8
1,900.00–1,949.90 103,853 0.7 26,767 0.7 77,086 0.6
1,950.00–1,999.90 80,016 0.5 21,502 0.6 58,514 0.5
2,000.00 or more 194,843 1.2 69,233 1.8 125,610 1.0
Average primary insurance amount (dollars) 919.60 998.00 895.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: Alberta Presberry (410) 966-8473 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B8 Number and average monthly benefit with and without reduction for early retirement, by sex, December 1956–2008, selected years
Year All retired workers Men Women
Total Without reduction for early retirement With reduction for early retirement Early retirees
as a percentage of total
Subtotal Without reduction for early retirement With reduction for early retirement Early retirees
as a percentage of subtotal
Subtotal Without reduction for early retirement With reduction for early retirement Early retirees
as a percentage of subtotal
Number
1956 5,112,430 4,997,401 115,029 2.2 3,572,271 3,572,271 . . . . . . 1,540,159 1,425,130 115,029 7.5
1960 8,061,469 7,112,265 949,204 11.8 5,216,668 5,216,668 . . . . . . 2,844,801 1,895,597 949,204 33.4
1965 11,100,584 7,581,386 3,519,198 31.7 6,825,078 5,389,166 1,435,912 21.0 4,275,506 2,192,220 2,083,286 48.7
1970 13,349,175 7,282,295 6,066,880 45.4 7,688,460 4,930,400 2,758,060 35.9 5,660,715 2,351,895 3,308,820 58.5
1980 19,562,085 7,397,198 12,164,887 62.2 10,460,735 4,586,539 5,874,196 54.8 9,101,350 2,810,659 6,290,691 69.1
1985 22,431,930 7,720,959 14,710,971 65.6 11,816,956 4,655,477 7,161,479 60.6 10,614,974 3,065,482 7,549,492 71.1
1990 24,838,100 7,840,239 16,997,861 68.4 12,983,832 4,592,911 8,390,921 64.6 11,854,268 3,247,328 8,606,940 72.6
1995 26,672,806 7,941,363 18,731,443 70.2 13,913,531 4,559,535 9,353,996 67.2 12,759,275 3,381,828 9,377,447 73.5
1996 26,898,072 7,784,078 19,113,994 71.1 14,010,875 4,478,565 9,532,310 68.0 12,887,197 3,305,513 9,581,684 74.4
1997 27,274,572 7,673,286 19,601,286 71.9 14,116,818 4,371,503 9,745,315 69.0 13,157,754 3,301,783 9,855,971 74.9
1998 27,510,535 7,699,664 19,810,871 72.0 14,200,826 4,371,895 9,828,931 69.2 13,309,709 3,327,769 9,981,940 75.0
1999 27,774,677 7,739,557 20,035,120 72.1 14,321,468 4,385,921 9,935,547 69.4 13,453,209 3,353,636 10,099,573 75.1
2000 28,498,945 8,179,425 20,319,520 71.3 14,767,170 4,690,652 10,076,518 68.2 13,731,775 3,488,773 10,243,002 74.6
2001 28,836,774 8,262,843 20,573,931 71.3 14,930,081 4,719,500 10,210,581 68.4 13,906,693 3,543,340 10,363,350 74.5
2002 29,190,137 8,306,422 20,883,715 71.5 15,100,473 4,736,285 10,364,188 68.8 14,089,664 3,570,137 10,519,527 74.7
2003 29,531,611 8,292,022 21,239,589 71.9 15,247,841 4,705,215 10,542,626 69.1 14,283,770 3,586,807 10,696,963 74.9
2004 29,952,465 8,316,408 21,636,057 72.2 15,430,360 4,680,802 10,749,558 69.7 14,522,105 3,635,606 10,886,499 75.0
2005 30,460,836 8,331,737 22,129,099 72.6 15,650,611 4,668,990 10,981,621 70.2 14,810,225 3,662,747 11,147,478 75.3
2006 30,976,143 8,378,799 22,597,344 73.0 15,869,182 4,672,739 11,196,443 70.6 15,106,961 3,706,060 11,400,901 75.5
2007 31,527,728 8,448,811 23,078,917 73.2 16,111,553 4,698,426 11,413,127 70.8 15,416,175 3,750,385 11,665,790 75.7
2008 32,273,651 8,498,405 23,775,246 73.7 16,455,822 4,747,251 11,708,571 71.2 15,817,829 3,751,154 12,066,675 76.3
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
1956 63.10 63.40 48.20 . . . 68.20 68.20 . . . . . . 51.20 51.40 48.20 . . .
1960 74.00 76.50 55.80 . . . 81.90 81.90 . . . . . . 59.70 61.60 55.80 . . .
1965 83.90 90.10 70.60 . . . 92.60 96.10 79.40 . . . 70.10 75.40 64.50 . . .
1970 118.10 130.20 103.60 . . . 130.50 139.10 115.30 . . . 101.20 111.70 93.80 . . .
1980 341.40 391.80 310.70 . . . 380.20 419.60 349.50 . . . 296.80 346.50 274.60 . . .
1985 478.60 581.20 424.80 . . . 538.40 627.50 480.50 . . . 412.10 511.00 372.00 . . .
1990 602.60 742.80 537.90 . . . 679.30 803.60 611.20 . . . 518.60 656.80 466.40 . . .
1995 719.80 885.60 649.50 . . . 810.20 963.70 735.40 . . . 621.20 780.40 563.80 . . .
1996 745.00 908.70 678.30 . . . 838.10 997.80 763.10 . . . 643.70 788.00 593.90 . . .
1997 765.00 915.90 705.90 . . . 860.50 1,025.10 786.60 . . . 662.50 771.30 626.10 . . .
1998 779.70 932.50 720.30 . . . 876.90 1,044.50 802.40 . . . 675.90 785.40 639.50 . . .
1999 804.30 959.20 744.40 . . . 904.60 1,075.30 829.30 . . . 697.50 807.50 661.00 . . .
2000 844.50 1,008.40 778.50 . . . 951.10 1,131.10 867.20 . . . 729.90 843.40 691.20 . . .
2001 874.40 1,038.70 808.50 . . . 984.60 1,166.00 900.70 . . . 756.20 869.20 717.60 . . .
2002 895.00 1,058.90 829.80 . . . 1,007.80 1,188.50 925.20 . . . 774.10 886.90 735.80 . . .
2003 922.10 1,086.80 857.80 . . . 1,038.70 1,220.60 957.50 . . . 797.60 911.30 759.50 . . .
2004 954.90 1,121.00 891.10 . . . 1,076.10 1,261.50 995.40 . . . 826.10 940.10 788.00 . . .
2005 1,002.00 1,174.80 936.90 . . . 1,129.50 1,322.70 1,047.40 . . . 867.30 986.40 828.20 . . .
2006 1,044.40 1,222.90 978.20 . . . 1,177.50 1,377.20 1,094.10 . . . 904.60 1,028.50 864.40 . . .
2007 1,078.60 1,262.30 1,011.30 . . . 1,215.70 1,421.10 1,131.20 . . . 935.20 1,063.30 894.00 . . .
2008 1,152.90 1,354.60 1,080.80 . . . 1,299.10 1,519.50 1,209.80 . . . 1,000.70 1,145.80 955.60 . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Alberta Presberry (410) 966-8473 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.B9 Number and percentage distribution, by sex, monthly benefit, and age, December 2008
Monthly benefit (dollars) Total, 62
or older
62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90 or older
All retired workers
Total
Number (thousands) 32,274 2,768 8,680 7,279 5,588 4,225 2,486 1,248
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 400.00 4.5 7.1 4.7 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.6 2.6
400.00–449.90 1.1 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.6
450.00–499.90 1.4 1.6 1.1 1.3 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.3
500.00–549.90 2.0 3.4 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.6
550.00–599.90 2.6 3.8 2.3 2.4 2.8 3.0 2.7 1.9
600.00–649.90 3.4 4.0 2.8 3.4 4.0 3.6 2.9 2.2
650.00–699.90 3.7 4.6 3.5 4.1 4.0 3.1 2.7 2.2
700.00–749.90 3.6 5.3 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.3
750.00–799.90 3.6 5.4 4.0 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.5
800.00–849.90 3.5 4.9 3.7 3.4 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.6
850.00–899.90 3.3 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.8
900.00–949.90 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.2
950.00–999.90 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.5 3.8
1,000.00–1,049.90 3.3 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.4 4.1 4.4
1,050.00–1,099.90 3.4 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.4 3.7 5.0 5.0
1,100.00–1,149.90 3.6 2.8 2.9 3.2 3.6 4.1 6.4 5.2
1,150.00–1,199.90 3.8 2.8 2.8 3.2 3.8 4.7 7.5 5.4
1,200.00–1,249.90 3.8 2.7 2.8 3.2 4.1 5.9 5.7 5.3
1,250.00–1,299.90 4.3 2.6 2.8 3.6 5.7 7.1 4.5 4.9
1,300.00–1,349.90 4.2 2.6 2.8 4.3 6.2 5.8 4.1 4.5
1,350.00–1,399.90 3.8 2.8 2.8 4.5 5.1 3.8 3.7 3.6
1,400.00–1,449.90 3.8 4.3 3.6 4.5 3.7 3.2 3.7 3.2
1,450.00–1,499.90 3.6 4.5 3.9 3.9 2.8 3.0 3.7 3.1
1,500.00–1,549.90 3.3 4.2 3.8 3.3 2.5 3.0 3.3 3.0
1,550.00–1,599.90 3.1 3.8 3.6 3.0 2.6 2.9 2.6 2.9
1,600.00–1,649.90 2.9 3.4 3.4 2.8 2.4 2.5 2.1 3.2
1,650.00–1,699.90 2.3 2.7 2.8 2.3 2.0 2.0 1.5 2.3
1,700.00 or more 11.6 3.3 17.3 12.8 9.4 8.6 7.4 13.4
Average benefit (dollars) 1,152.90 1,017.00 1,206.90 1,158.70 1,128.50 1,142.60 1,132.60 1,229.30
Men
Total
Number (thousands) 16,456 1,366 4,607 3,883 2,943 2,093 1,120 443
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 400.00 4.2 6.1 4.3 4.3 4.1 3.4 3.7 2.6
400.00–449.90 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.5
450.00–499.90 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
500.00–549.90 1.3 2.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.3
550.00–599.90 1.5 2.2 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5
600.00–649.90 1.6 2.2 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.6
650.00–699.90 1.7 2.2 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.6
700.00–749.90 1.8 2.3 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.6
750.00–799.90 1.9 2.3 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.7
800.00–849.90 2.0 2.4 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.2 1.8
850.00–899.90 2.1 2.5 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.1
900.00–949.90 2.3 2.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.8 2.4
950.00–999.90 2.5 2.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.6 3.2 2.8
1,000.00–1,049.90 2.7 2.8 2.2 2.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.3
1,050.00–1,099.90 3.0 2.9 2.3 2.8 3.3 3.4 5.2 3.8
1,100.00–1,149.90 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.7 4.0 7.7 4.6
1,150.00–1,199.90 3.8 3.1 2.6 3.2 4.0 4.7 9.4 5.0
1,200.00–1,249.90 4.1 3.2 2.7 3.4 4.6 6.9 6.4 5.2
1,250.00–1,299.90 5.0 3.2 2.9 4.1 7.3 9.5 4.4 5.0
1,300.00–1,349.90 5.1 3.3 3.0 5.2 8.3 7.4 4.0 4.6
1,350.00–1,399.90 4.7 3.8 3.2 5.8 6.8 4.4 3.9 3.8
1,400.00–1,449.90 4.9 6.2 4.5 6.1 4.7 3.6 4.2 3.5
1,450.00–1,499.90 4.8 7.0 5.3 5.4 3.3 3.4 4.4 3.5
1,500.00–1,549.90 4.5 6.8 5.4 4.6 3.0 3.5 3.9 3.7
1,550.00–1,599.90 4.4 6.4 5.3 4.2 3.3 3.7 3.1 3.9
1,600.00–1,649.90 4.1 6.0 5.0 3.8 3.1 3.3 2.3 4.4
1,650.00–1,699.90 3.3 4.9 4.2 3.1 2.6 2.8 1.5 2.9
1,700.00 or more 17.6 5.9 26.5 19.3 13.7 12.1 8.5 19.3
Average benefit (dollars) 1,299.10 1,188.80 1,393.80 1,311.60 1,255.60 1,251.90 1,188.50 1,338.90
Women
Total
Number (thousands) 15,818 1,402 4,074 3,395 2,645 2,132 1,365 805
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 400.00 4.8 8.1 5.2 4.8 4.6 4.1 3.6 2.5
400.00–449.90 1.3 1.9 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.6
450.00–499.90 1.8 2.2 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.4
500.00–549.90 2.8 4.7 2.6 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.5 1.7
550.00–599.90 3.9 5.4 3.4 3.7 4.3 4.5 3.6 2.1
600.00–649.90 5.2 5.8 4.4 5.6 6.8 5.5 3.8 2.6
650.00–699.90 5.7 6.8 5.6 7.1 6.7 4.6 3.5 2.6
700.00–749.90 5.6 8.2 6.5 6.2 5.2 4.3 3.5 2.7
750.00–799.90 5.4 8.5 6.6 5.5 4.9 4.1 3.4 2.9
800.00–849.90 5.0 7.3 5.9 5.2 4.6 3.8 3.3 3.0
850.00–899.90 4.5 5.0 5.1 4.8 4.2 3.7 3.3 3.2
900.00–949.90 4.2 3.9 4.7 4.5 3.9 3.5 3.5 3.7
950.00–999.90 4.0 3.5 4.4 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.8 4.3
1,000.00–1,049.90 3.9 3.1 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.8 4.2 5.0
1,050.00–1,099.90 3.8 2.9 3.8 3.6 3.6 4.1 4.8 5.6
1,100.00–1,149.90 3.8 2.7 3.4 3.4 3.5 4.3 5.4 5.6
1,150.00–1,199.90 3.7 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.6 4.7 6.0 5.6
1,200.00–1,249.90 3.6 2.2 2.9 3.1 3.6 4.9 5.2 5.3
1,250.00–1,299.90 3.5 2.0 2.7 3.1 3.9 4.8 4.6 4.9
1,300.00–1,349.90 3.3 1.8 2.5 3.2 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.5
1,350.00–1,399.90 2.9 1.8 2.4 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.6
1,400.00–1,449.90 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.8 3.3 3.0
1,450.00–1,499.90 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.7 3.1 2.8
1,500.00–1,549.90 2.1 1.7 2.0 1.8 1.9 2.4 2.7 2.6
1,550.00–1,599.90 1.8 1.2 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.4
1,600.00–1,649.90 1.6 0.9 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.6
1,650.00–1,699.90 1.2 0.6 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 2.0
1,700.00 or more 5.5 0.7 6.8 5.3 4.7 5.2 6.4 10.2
Average benefit (dollars) 1,000.70 849.50 995.60 983.80 987.00 1,035.30 1,086.70 1,169.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: Alberta Presberry (410) 966-8473 or supplement@ssa.gov.