How do you compare to the average American with accomplishments?


When do people really start making a decent salary, having families and buying houses? Business Insider has compiled a list of benchmarks that the average American has reached by the time they hit 35. Here they are: 

  1. The average 35-year-old in the U.S. is married the most common age for women is 27, and for men, 29. 
  2. They also are more likely than not to have a child. The average American woman has her first child by age 28.
  3. A typical 35-year-old is already a homeowner. The median age for first-time homeowners is 32, according to The New York Times. 
  4. A typical 35-year-old has an average salary of $49,400, or about $950 a week. 
  5. And 35-year-olds have an average net worth, not including home equity, of $14,226. 
  6. But more money also brings more problems: A typical 35-year-old is in debt to the tune of $133,100. 
  7. And don't feel bad about hopping from job to job, even in your thirties: The average American has already worked 11 different jobs by the time they hit 35.

Average age Americans get married, buy a home, have kids - Business Insider

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