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 2003
Retired workers
Primary insurance amount (dollars)
Total

Wives and husbands

Children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

29,547,530

100.0

2,622,130

100.0

480,490

100.0

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

1,733,120
841,990
624,360
669,570
1,040,450

5.9
2.9
2.1
2.3
3.5

70,670
27,390
23,290
24,890
39,480

2.7
1.0
0.9
1.0
1.5

12,820
5,800
5,460
5,550
8,700

2.7
1.2
1.1
1.2
1.8

500.00–549.90
550.00–599.90
600.00–649.90
650.00–699.90
700.00–749.90

1,240,570
1,249,040
1,239,440
1,154,700
1,102,690

4.2
4.2
4.2
3.9
3.7

46,800
48,580
48,590
47,430
50,380

1.8
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.9

12,940
14,990
15,170
15,310
15,260

2.7
3.1
3.2
3.2
3.2

750.00–799.90
800.00–849.90
850.00–899.90
900.00–949.90
950.00–999.90

1,081,200
1,051,560
1,019,040
1,007,270
998,150

3.7
3.6
3.5
3.4
3.4

53,910
57,290
62,230
68,790
75,250

2.1
2.2
2.4
2.6
2.9

16,870
17,540
17,020
18,420
18,200

3.5
3.7
3.5
3.8
3.8

1,000.00–1,049.90
1,050.00–1,099.90
1,100.00–1,149.90
1,150.00–1,199.90
1,200.00–1,249.90

990,390
1,024,850
1,036,070
1,143,390
1,194,860

3.4
3.5
3.5
3.9
4.0

82,630
94,850
108,560
143,940
169,120

3.2
3.6
4.1
5.5
6.5

18,550
19,040
19,700
21,560
21,660

3.9
4.0
4.1
4.5
4.5

1,250.00–1,299.90
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

1,218,470
1,433,000
1,336,030
1,010,140
803,430
2,303,750

4.1
4.9
4.5
3.4
2.7
7.8

188,310
232,490
228,910
173,240
130,520
324,590

7.2
8.9
8.7
6.6
5.0
12.4

21,910
26,250
25,360
20,370
18,910
67,130

4.6
5.5
5.3
4.2
3.9
14.0

Average primary insurance amount (dollars)

935.90

1,149.00

1,070.50

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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5.C OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Retired Workers and Dependents
Table 5.C2—Average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and sex, December 1940–2003, selected years
(in dollars)
Retired workers

Wives

Children

Year

All

Men

Women

All

Entitled
solely
because
of age a

1940
1945

22.60
24.19

23.17
24.94

18.37
19.51

12.13
12.82

12.13
12.82

...
...

...
...

12.22
12.45

12.22
12.45

...
...

...
...

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

12.99
13.17
13.42
13.76

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

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

12.57
12.77
12.99
13.18

12.57
12.77
12.99
13.18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

74.04
75.65
76.19
76.88
77.57

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

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

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

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

Entitled
because of
children b

Husbands

All

Under
age 18

Disabled
adult
children

Students

(Continued)

5.48 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

5.C OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Retired Workers and Dependents
Table 5.C2—Average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and sex, December 1940–2003, selected years
(in dollars)—Continued
Retired workers

Wives

Children

Year

All

Men

Women

All

Entitled
solely
because
of age a

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
2003

844.50
874.40
895.00
922.10

951.10
984.60
1,007.80
1,038.70

729.90
756.20
774.10
797.60

431.30
445.10
453.90
465.90

433.50
447.20
456.00
467.80

328.90
345.30
358.00
374.60

242.70
250.30
256.10
263.10

394.80
412.60
426.40
444.20

363.40
382.20
397.10
415.80

433.70
451.00
463.90
480.60

444.40
462.60
477.00
498.60

Entitled
because of
children b

Husbands

All

Under
age 18

Disabled
adult
children

Students

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a.
b.

Aged 62 or older. Includes wives aged 65 or older with children.
Under age 65 with entitled children in their care.

CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004 ♦ 5.49