Friday, May 20, 2005

Good News! I'm Middle Class!

The helpful folks over at the NY Times have put together this graphic to help you determine your class status. All you have to do is input your Occupation, Education, Salary and Net Wealth. Sounds fun, right?

Here's how Cupcake did:

Occupation: Middle Class
Education: Top Fifth
Salary: Middle Class
Wealth: Bottom Fifth
Average: Middle Class!

Thank Goodness I got that fancy college education. Of course, that education is also why I have negative wealth (there's no way to show negative wealth, but you can just click zero!) Boy, I'll sleep better tonight.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw the survey yesterday. My occupation is in the bottom of the bottom fifth. Morticians rate higher than I do. I suck.

But it pays well.

Cupcake said...

Ooh, inquiring minds want to know. What is this mystery job? Expirimental Medical Test Subject? Associate Editor at a Heavy Metal Magazine? US Congressman?

Anonymous said...

I could tell you, but I'd have to, you know....

Simone said...

Hmmm I too am at the Botton Fifth of the wealth chart!!! I think we have the same results across the board actually. WOw... sad to me tha I have a negative wealth... so sad.

Carissa said...

Right now my average is Lower Middle Class. Could it be the fact that I freakin' make less than $10,000 a year now? The only thing that kept me from the bottom fifth is the fact that I'm in college.

I want to know what anonymous does. I work at a freakin' dollar store and I'm in the Lower Middle on occupation.