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 2004
Retired workers
Primary insurance amount (dollars)
Total

Wives and husbands

Children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

29,971,970

100.0

2,569,560

100.0

483,270

100.0

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

1,664,950
784,000
599,710
616,960
894,940

5.6
2.6
2.0
2.1
3.0

69,340
25,500
22,050
23,060
33,330

2.7
1.0
0.9
0.9
1.3

12,220
5,460
4,870
5,390
7,180

2.5
1.1
1.0
1.1
1.5

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

1,155,240
1,235,970
1,172,560
1,194,140
1,119,270

3.9
4.1
3.9
4.0
3.7

43,720
45,900
44,730
46,400
47,510

1.7
1.8
1.7
1.8
1.9

11,030
13,670
14,760
15,040
15,330

2.3
2.8
3.1
3.1
3.2

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

1,069,300
1,049,640
1,009,100
989,810
976,620

3.6
3.5
3.4
3.3
3.3

49,190
52,310
56,270
59,800
66,240

1.9
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.6

15,820
16,180
16,600
17,460
17,080

3.3
3.4
3.4
3.6
3.5

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

966,360
975,010
1,006,680
1,025,580
1,131,260

3.2
3.3
3.4
3.4
3.8

71,060
80,430
92,800
107,510
141,980

2.8
3.1
3.6
4.2
5.5

17,370
17,520
18,200
18,850
20,990

3.6
3.6
3.8
3.9
4.3

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

1,157,260
1,215,490
1,409,860
1,206,920
950,830

3.9
4.1
4.7
4.0
3.2

159,670
183,270
223,960
198,170
156,910

6.2
7.1
8.7
7.7
6.1

20,440
21,290
24,550
23,270
18,610

4.2
4.4
5.1
4.8
3.9

1,500.00–1,549.90
1,550.00–1,599.90
1,600.00–1,649.90
1,650.00–1,699.90
1,700.00 or more

774,110
624,790
534,480
438,540
1,022,590

2.6
2.1
1.8
1.5
3.4

119,290
87,600
68,420
56,960
136,180

4.6
3.4
2.7
2.2
5.3

17,750
15,700
14,770
13,590
32,280

3.7
3.3
3.1
2.8
6.7

Average primary insurance amount (dollars)

973.10

1,189.50

1,115.80

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.

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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 1940–2004, selected years
(in dollars)
Retired workers

Wives

Children
Entitled
because of
children b

Year

All

Men

Women

All

Entitled
because
of age a

Husbands

All

Under
age 18

Disabled
adult
children

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

...
...

Students
...
...

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
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 5.49

5.C OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Retired Workers and Dependents
Table 5.C2—Average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and sex, December 1940–2004, selected years
(in dollars)—Continued
Retired workers

Wives

Children
Entitled
because of
children b

Year

All

Men

Women

All

Entitled
because
of age a

Husbands

All

Under
age 18

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
2004

844.50
874.40
895.00
922.10
954.90

951.10
984.60
1,007.80
1,038.70
1,076.10

729.90
756.20
774.10
797.60
826.10

431.30
445.10
453.90
465.90
480.90

433.50
447.20
456.00
467.80
482.60

328.90
345.30
358.00
374.60
394.00

242.70
250.30
256.10
263.10
272.90

394.80
412.60
426.40
444.20
465.00

363.40
382.20
397.10
415.80
437.70

433.70
451.00
463.90
480.60
500.50

444.40
462.60
477.00
498.60
518.50

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.

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Disabled
adult
children

Students