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Average Monthly Benefit By Sex – December 2016

2018-04-02T16:30:53+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Social Security Facts|

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 generally had higher average benefits.

Average monthly benefit (in dollars)

Beneficiary

Men

Women

Workers
Retired

1,519

1,202

Disabled

1,293

1,043

Spouses of—
Retired workers

590

715

Disabled workers

338

323

Survivors of deceased workers
Nondisabled widow(er)s

1,143

1,306

Disabled widow(er)s

535

732

Mothers and fathers

815

958

SOURCE: SSA, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.