How much you have to make to be among the top earners in New York City

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New York City, with its fine dining, high-end fashion, and egregious real estate prices, has become a playground of the wealthy - over 3,000 residents have $30 million or more in assets, making it the number one US location for the super-rich, CityLab reports.

While a household income in the low six figures may put you among the top local earners elsewhere, you wouldn't crack the top 10% with that salary in the Big Apple.

That's according to The New York Times' interactive tool, which lets you see how you stack up against your fellow American earners across 344 US metro areas.

We decided to find out just how much you have to make to compete with New York City's Wall Streeters and media moguls, and what income would put you in the middle of the pack.

Here's the household income required to be in the:

Top 1%: $608,584

Top 5%: $247,596

Top 10%: $172,000

Top 25%: $100,200

Top 50%: $52,057

Curious as to how you match up elsewhere? Check out how much you have to earn to be among the top 1%, top 10%, and top 50% in major US cities.

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