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Average Monthly Benefit By Sex

Among retired and disabled workers who collected benefits based on their own work records, men received a higher average monthly benefit than did women. For those with benefits based on another person's work record (spouses and survivors), women had higher average benefits.

Average monthly benefit (in dollars)

 

Beneficiary Men Women
Workers
Retired

1,381

1,072

Disabled

1,237

972

Spouses of—
Retired workers

398

613

Disabled workers

257

300

Survivors of deceased workers
Nondisabled widow(er)s

1,028

1,188

Disabled widow(er)s

515

714

Mothers and fathers

756

894

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.



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