It’s easy to say that across the board, older workers in the U.S. seem to have a much higher income than younger workers. The experience, time spent working and seniority in their companies are the main supporters of this statistic, but other things come into play as well.
Business Insider analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey, and in it, they found the median total income among full-time employed workers in each individual state for millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers.
According to the survey, millennials made less money than both generations prior in all 50 states. But that percentage gap ranges per state. “The gap in median income between millennials and baby boomers ranged from the older generation making 25 percent more than millennials in DC to 91 percent more than millennials in Alaska.” Anyone trying to move to Washington DC?
Check out what the typical worker in each of these three generations makes in every state here.