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I found this item on a search. This article was written in 2003 but I am sure the numbers have not changed very significantly.
Who gets paid six figures?
Six-figure jobs aren't always easy to come by, but they're out there.
September 9, 2003: 4:48 PM EDT
By Jeanne Sahadi, CNN/Money Senior Writer

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – When it comes to "making good money," what's considered "good" is usually relative – to what those around you make, to the cost of living in your area, or to your preconceived notions of what "good money" means.

But usually the phrase "six figures" connotes "good" in most circles, even downright "great" if you make your Benjamins in places outside of high-cost areas such as New York and San Francisco.

Those making six figures are very definitely in the minority nationwide. Only 4.2 percent of U.S. workers with earnings reported making $100,000 or more in 2001, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. The median annual wage, meanwhile, was $26,002.
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