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August 23, 2012


The median annual income for Americans is $32,000. The top 10 percentile earns $77,500 or more per year. Individuals earning $250,000 or more per year represent the top 1 percent of individuals. Households earning $250,000 or more per year represent the top 1.5 percent of households.* 
Persons earning $77,500 or more per year are considered affluent while those with net worth of $1 million or more are classified as 'rich.'
How do those incomes compare to the leaders of America's more prominent labor unions?
$198,690 -- American Federation of Government Employees President John Gage (before retirement). 
$290,334 -- Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry.
$293,750 -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. 
$323,811 -- International Association of Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger.
$361,124 -- United Food and Commercial Workers President Joseph Hansen.
$372,489 -- International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa , Jr.
$460,060 -- National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel.
$493,859 -- American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.
$512,489 -- American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees President Gerald McEntee.
*Those numbers are based on the 2006 Census  [source].
2010 Census numbers can be found here [source] for those who care to crunch the numbers. 

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