Status and Class: The 4 factors that determine where you are at

This is a great interactive quiz sent to me by G via email (thanks!)

Here’s how I ended up ranking:

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On average, I guess I am Upper Middle class.


I chose something in Business but an Analyst isn’t exactly my job description… but it’s the closest one listed.

I don’t consider it to be a high prestige job either! 🙂

I guess surgeons, lawyers and executives must rank in the Top Fifth?


A bachelor’s degree is Top Fifth? Wow. I had no idea.

It seemed to me, like everyone around me went to get their undergrad, but perhaps it’s because I was in the circles of families who send their kids there, so it felt normal.


My income also varies from year to year. I earned $140,000 in one year, but then $0 in the next, and now am sitting at $35,000 or so with the rest of the year to go.

I have no idea what I really earn.

I need more data over 5-10 years before I can give a good average salary.

So I chose $90,000 which is a very competitive rate if I decided to join a company, and that’s considered Top Fifth.


My net worth is sitting over $80,000 on average now, but it drops slowly if I don’t work.


Interesting, but not definitive for me.

I don’t feel like I am in the upper middle class range, much less “Top Fifth”, but I suppose based on the factors above, I am up there.

It’s strange for me to feel and think that.

But perhaps it’s because I’ve been comparing myself to unrealistic ideals.


About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.