4.

B OASDI: Covered Workers
Table 4.B11—Number of workers with Social Security (OASDI) taxable earnings, amount taxable, and
contributions, by type of earnings, selected years 1937–2005
Number a
(thousands)

Taxable earnings b
(millions of dollars)

OASDI contributions c,d
(millions of dollars)

Year

Total

Wage and
salary

Selfemployed

Total

Wage and
salary

Selfemployed

Total

Wage and
salary

Selfemployed

1937
1940
1945

32,900
35,390
46,390

32,900
35,390
46,390

...
...
...

29,620
32,970
62,950

29,620
32,970
62,950

...
...
...

592
659
1,259

592
659
1,259

...
...
...

1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

48,280
58,120
59,580
60,840
59,610

48,280
54,630
56,060
57,220
55,940

...
4,190
4,240
4,340
4,350

87,500
120,770
128,640
135,870
133,520

87,500
111,250
118,880
125,840
123,410

...
9,520
9,760
10,030
10,110

2,625
3,552
3,786
4,001
5,240

2,625
3,338
3,566
3,775
4,936

...
214
220
226
303

1955
1956
1957
1958
1959

65,200
67,610
70,590
69,770
71,700

59,560
61,560
64,730
64,040
66,000

6,810
7,390
7,150
7,130
7,060

157,540
170,720
181,380
180,720
202,310

141,810
153,010
163,990
163,140
183,620

15,730
17,710
17,390
17,580
18,690

6,144
6,652
7,966
7,935
9,882

5,672
6,120
7,380
7,341
9,181

472
531
587
593
701

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

72,530
72,820
74,280
75,540
77,430

66,980
67,360
68,890
70,310
72,230

6,870
6,790
6,720
6,590
6,480

207,000
209,640
219,050
225,550
236,390

188,580
190,850
200,130
206,840
217,430

18,420
18,790
18,920
18,710
18,960

12,144
12,297
13,397
16,006
16,788

11,315
11,451
12,508
14,996
15,764

829
846
889
1,010
1,024

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

80,680
84,600
87,040
89,380
92,060

75,430
79,460
82,020
84,470
87,200

6,550
6,630
6,470
6,570
6,350

250,730
312,540
329,960
375,800
402,510

230,830
287,860
305,670
348,500
375,010

19,900
24,680
24,290
27,300
27,500

17,810
23,597
25,275
28,069
33,233

16,735
22,165
23,842
26,486
31,501

1,075
1,431
1,433
1,583
1,733

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

93,090
93,340
96,240
99,830
101,330

88,180
88,460
91,220
94,610
96,190

6,270
6,290
6,600
7,100
7,040

415,580
426,950
484,150
561,850
636,800

388,680
399,550
452,050
523,450
594,400

26,900
27,400
32,100
38,400
42,400

34,344
38,649
43,804
53,463
61,814

32,649
36,759
41,589
50,775
58,846

1,695
1,891
2,215
2,688
2,968

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

100,200
102,600
105,800
110,600
112,700

94,900
97,230
100,450
104,810
106,900

7,000
7,400
7,480
8,040
8,200

664,700
737,700
816,600
915,600
1,067,000

621,100
689,200
763,600
856,100
997,500

43,600
48,500
53,000
59,500
69,500

64,541
71,626
79,306
90,691
106,246

61,489
68,231
75,596
86,466
101,346

3,052
3,395
3,710
4,225
4,900

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

113,000
113,000
111,800
112,100
116,300

107,200
107,300
105,800
105,900
109,900

8,200
8,250
8,550
9,200
9,900

1,180,700
1,294,100
1,365,300
1,454,100
1,608,800

1,109,000
1,220,000
1,290,000
1,369,000
1,515,000

71,700
74,100
75,300
85,100
93,800

117,729
136,468
145,382
154,703
183,403

112,674
130,540
139,320
147,852
172,710

5,055
5,928
6,062
6,851
10,693

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

119,800
122,900
125,600
129,600
131,700

113,400
115,900
118,200
122,100
123,900

10,600
11,200
12,000
12,400
12,900

1,722,600
1,844,400
1,960,000
2,088,400
2,239,500

1,621,000
1,730,800
1,835,100
1,952,000
2,096,000

101,600
113,600
124,900
136,400
143,500

196,376
210,262
223,440
253,114
271,427

184,794
197,311
209,201
236,582
254,035

11,582
12,950
14,239
16,532
17,392

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

133,600
133,000
134,000
136,100
138,200

126,100
125,200
126,000
128,100
130,100

12,500
12,800
13,100
13,200
13,300

2,358,000
2,422,500
2,532,900
2,636,100
2,785,200

2,222,000
2,283,000
2,386,000
2,483,400
2,624,500

136,000
139,500
146,900
152,700
160,700

292,392
300,390
314,080
326,876
345,365

275,528
283,092
295,864
307,942
325,438

16,864
17,298
18,216
18,935
19,927
(Continued)

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4.B OASDI: Covered Workers
Table 4.B11—Number of workers with Social Security (OASDI) taxable earnings, amount taxable, and
contributions, by type of earnings, selected years 1937–2005—Continued
Number a
(thousands)

Taxable earnings b
(millions of dollars)

OASDI contributions c,d
(millions of dollars)

Year

Total

Wage and
salary

Selfemployed

Total

Wage and
salary

Selfemployed

Total

Wage and
salary

Selfemployed

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

141,000
143,400
146,145
148,786
151,333

132,800
135,100
137,765
140,386
142,703

13,500
13,900
14,020
14,230
14,500

2,919,100
3,073,500
3,285,000
3,524,900
3,749,600

2,754,300
2,901,700
3,104,300
3,333,700
3,547,300

164,800
171,800
180,700
191,200
202,300

361,968
381,114
407,340
437,088
464,950

341,533
359,811
384,933
413,379
439,865

20,435
21,303
22,407
23,709
25,085

2000
2001
2002 e
2003 e
2004 f
2005 g

154,732
155,416
154,818
154,946
156,986
159,703

146,097
146,596
145,808
145,586
147,416
150,100

14,675
14,930
15,180
15,700
16,170
16,239

4,008,500
4,167,900
4,248,400
4,363,900
4,543,173
4,769,020

3,798,400
3,950,100
4,022,000
4,125,800
4,292,500
4,507,200

210,100
217,800
226,400
238,100
250,673
261,820

497,054
516,820
526,802
541,124
563,353
591,358

471,002
489,812
498,728
511,599
532,270
558,893

26,052
27,007
28,074
29,524
31,083
32,466

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Earnings File, 1 percent sample; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Bureau of Labor Statistics.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.

Workers with earnings in both wage and salary employment and self-employment are counted in each type of employment but only once in the total.
See Table 2.A3 for annual maximum taxable earnings.
See Table 2.A3 for contribution rates.
Unadjusted for multi-employer tax refunds. Unadjusted for tax credits. See Table 2.A5 for information on tax credits.
Preliminary data.
Taxable earnings are preliminary estimates based on Social Security data; employment data are preliminary estimates based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics
and the National Income and Product Accounts.
Preliminary estimates based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis.

CONTACT: Greg Diez (410) 965-0153 or William Kearns (410) 965-6750.

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