5.

C OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Retired Workers and Dependents
Table 5.C1—Number and percentage distribution, by primary insurance amount and type of benefit,
December 2002
Primary insurance amount (dollars)
Total

Retired workers
Number
Percent

Wives and husbands
Number
Percent

Children
Number

Percent

29,203,660

100.0

2,681,090

100.0

477,380

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–349.90
350.00–399.90
400.00–449.90
450.00–499.90

1,779,790
911,680
630,970
730,290
1,187,260

6.1
3.1
2.2
2.5
4.1

72,370
30,310
23,850
27,580
45,300

2.7
1.1
0.9
1.0
1.7

12,900
6,280
6,130
6,060
10,650

2.7
1.3
1.3
1.3
2.2

500.00–549.90
550.00–599.90
600.00–649.90
650.00–699.90

1,299,560
1,257,260
1,221,730
1,162,800

4.4
4.3
4.2
4.0

49,290
50,600
50,240
50,760

1.8
1.9
1.9
1.9

14,820
15,370
15,210
16,250

3.1
3.2
3.2
3.4

700.00–749.90
750.00–799.90
800.00–849.90
850.00–899.90

1,120,470
1,082,090
1,028,560
1,051,150

3.8
3.7
3.5
3.6

55,540
57,960
61,250
70,350

2.1
2.2
2.3
2.6

16,720
17,380
17,770
19,040

3.5
3.6
3.7
4.0

900.00–949.90
950.00–999.90
1,000.00–1,049.90
1,050.00–1,099.90

1,014,900
1,012,640
1,045,250
1,046,370

3.5
3.5
3.6
3.6

76,390
84,190
97,030
107,450

2.8
3.1
3.6
4.0

19,110
18,810
19,520
19,660

4.0
3.9
4.1
4.1

1,100.00–1,149.90
1,150.00–1,199.90
1,200.00–1,249.90
1,250.00–1,299.90

1,109,990
1,235,490
1,246,150
1,343,040

3.8
4.2
4.3
4.6

133,580
177,060
194,270
223,180

5.0
6.6
7.2
8.3

21,450
22,610
22,520
24,410

4.5
4.7
4.7
5.1

1,300.00–1,349.90
1,350.00–1,399.90
1,400.00–1,449.90
1,450.00–1,499.90
1,500.00 or more

1,489,160
1,151,420
879,750
651,730
1,514,160

5.1
3.9
3.0
2.2
5.2

258,890
205,590
148,900
103,890
225,270

9.7
7.7
5.6
3.9
8.4

29,040
23,930
19,310
16,780
45,650

6.1
5.0
4.0
3.5
9.6

Average primary insurance amount (dollars)

905.60

1,116.00

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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1,031.10

5.C OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Retired Workers and Dependents
Table 5.C2—Average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and sex, December 1940–2002, selected years (in dollars)
Retired workers

Wives
Entitled
solely
Entitled
because because of
a
of age
children b

Children
Disabled
adult
children

Students

Husbands

All

Under
age18

...
...

...
...

12.22
12.45

12.22
12.45

...
...

...
...

12.99
13.17
13.42
13.76

...
...
...
...

...
...
...
...

12.57
12.77
12.99
13.18

12.57
12.77
12.99
13.18

...
...
...
...

...
...
...
...

23.60
22.75
26.01
27.08
31.81

23.79
23.16
26.48
27.53
32.36

12.85
14.33
16.33
17.97
21.11

20.01
19.49
22.31
23.10
26.61

17.05
13.37
14.67
15.79
18.53

17.05
13.37
14.67
15.79
18.53

...
...
...
...
...

...
...
...
...
...

49.93
51.16
52.23
53.55
58.81

33.12
33.76
34.41
35.11
38.24

33.63
34.22
34.89
35.59
38.68

22.96
23.64
24.21
25.12
29.39

27.27
27.90
29.39
30.45
33.85

20.01
20.63
21.89
22.99
27.34

20.01
20.63
20.90
21.66
25.61

...
...
31.55
32.00
35.08

...
...
...
...
...

81.87
83.13
83.79
84.69
85.58

59.67
62.00
62.61
63.42
64.28

38.74
39.47
39.64
39.95
40.24

39.19
40.09
40.35
40.66
40.95

30.15
29.45
29.55
29.94
30.16

34.72
36.61
37.05
37.64
38.18

28.25
27.52
27.39
27.85
28.13

26.38
25.56
25.44
25.76
25.86

35.70
36.22
36.35
36.84
37.34

...
...
...
...
...

83.92
84.35
85.37
98.86
100.40

92.59
93.26
94.49
109.08
110.96

70.07
70.79
71.92
84.24
85.71

43.64
43.82
44.25
51.22
51.89

44.41
44.60
45.01
52.13
52.81

32.60
32.64
32.92
37.66
38.00

41.69
42.21
42.79
49.29
49.90

31.98
32.72
33.10
38.12
38.63

28.27
28.18
28.34
32.44
32.79

40.64
41.03
41.49
47.79
48.46

46.75
45.05
45.07
51.08
51.33

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

118.10
132.17
162.35
166.40
188.20

130.53
146.13
179.44
182.60
206.56

101.22
113.60
140.11
145.80
165.47

61.20
68.36
84.11
84.80
95.77

62.41
69.82
86.07
86.80
98.08

43.23
47.07
56.10
56.80
64.24

58.47
65.25
79.97
80.80
90.90

44.85
49.36
59.90
61.10
69.63

37.72
41.08
49.44
50.30
57.10

56.79
62.57
75.91
77.00
86.61

59.46
65.93
80.13
82.70
94.21

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

207.18
224.86
243.00
263.20
294.30

227.75
247.70
268.40
291.60
326.80

181.80
197.08
212.60
229.70
256.50

105.21
114.15
123.30
133.10
148.80

107.74
116.82
126.20
136.00
151.90

70.72
77.29
84.20
91.70
102.90

99.07
106.68
100.90
106.00
116.00

77.42
85.64
94.90
104.70
119.20

63.13
69.55
76.90
85.10
97.00

94.75
102.81
112.30
121.70
137.10

103.88
113.92
124.60
138.40
157.20

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

341.40
386.00
419.30
440.80
460.60

380.20
431.10
469.60
495.00
517.80

296.80
334.50
362.20
379.60
396.50

172.50
195.40
213.60
226.50
237.20

176.00
199.20
216.90
229.50
240.30

120.40
138.20
148.80
151.30
156.70

132.10
145.90
156.00
160.90
165.80

140.00
161.40
165.00
175.80
185.50

114.30
131.10
145.90
163.20
170.60

159.80
182.20
198.40
210.10
220.80

184.00
210.60
179.70
153.50
149.90

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

478.60
488.50
512.70
536.80
566.90

538.40
549.80
577.50
604.90
638.90

412.10
420.50
441.20
462.00
487.90

247.20
252.70
265.40
278.00
293.80

250.30
255.70
268.40
281.00
296.80

161.90
165.10
174.00
182.40
194.00

169.50
170.40
175.90
181.50
189.10

197.60
203.80
215.90
227.70
242.40

177.40
182.50
192.70
201.60
213.80

230.80
236.80
249.90
263.30
279.30

232.30
241.20
252.60
265.40
283.70

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

602.60
629.30
652.60
674.10
697.30

679.30
709.30
735.50
759.30
785.20

518.60
541.60
561.80
580.70
610.30

312.30
326.10
337.90
348.80
360.50

315.40
329.20
341.00
351.80
363.60

208.10
219.40
229.30
238.70
248.60

198.20
203.30
208.20
212.10
216.40

259.40
272.70
285.20
296.80
309.30

228.50
240.60
252.30
263.10
275.00

298.30
312.90
326.00
338.00
351.10

300.90
306.70
322.20
333.40
349.60

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

719.80
745.00
765.00
779.70
804.30

810.20
838.10
860.50
876.90
904.60

621.20
643.70
662.50
675.90
697.50

371.90
385.10
394.70
401.70
413.00

375.00
387.70
397.20
404.00
415.30

256.70
277.30
286.40
294.90
307.50

220.80
225.70
228.80
230.50
234.50

321.50
337.10
349.00
358.40
372.40

286.70
303.00
314.90
324.30
338.90

363.80
378.40
389.80
399.00
413.00

360.30
374.70
388.40
398.00
417.30

2000
2001
2002

844.50
874.40
895.00

951.10
984.60
1,007.80

729.90
756.20
774.10

431.30
445.10
453.90

433.50
447.20
456.00

328.90
345.30
358.00

242.70
250.30
256.10

394.80
412.60
426.40

363.40
382.20
397.10

433.70
451.00
463.90

444.40
462.60
477.00

Year

All

Men

Women

All

1940
1945

22.60
24.19

23.17
24.94

18.37
19.51

12.13
12.82

12.13
12.82

1946
1947
1948
1949

24.55
24.90
25.35
26.00

25.30
25.68
26.21
26.92

19.64
19.91
20.11
20.58

12.99
13.17
13.42
13.76

1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

43.86
42.14
49.25
51.10
59.14

45.67
44.44
52.16
54.46
63.34

35.05
33.03
39.17
40.66
47.05

1955
1956
1957
1958
1959

61.90
63.09
64.58
66.35
72.78

66.40
68.23
70.47
72.74
80.11

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

74.04
75.65
76.19
76.88
77.57

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

a. Aged 62 or older. Includes wives aged 65 or older with children.
b. Under age 65 with entitled children in their care.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 5.39