SOCIAL SECURITY TAX WAGE BASE

MEDICARE RATES LISTED BELOW

YEAR
MAXIMUM WAGE
AMOUNT
RATE
       
2017
$ 127000.00
$ 7886.40
6.2%
2016
$ 118500.00
$ 7347.00
6.2%
2015
$ 118500.00
$ 7347.00
6.2%
2014
$ 117000.00
$ 7254.00
6.2%
2013
$ 113700.00
$ 7049.40
6.2%
2012
$ 110100.00
$ 4624.20
4.2%
2011
$ 106800.00
$ 4485.60
4.2%
2010
$ 106800.00
$ 6621.60
6.2%
2009
$ 106800.00
$ 6621.60
6.2%
2008
$ 102000.00
$ 6324.00
6.2%
2007
$ 97500.00
$ 6045.00
6.2%
2006
$ 94200.00
$ 5840.40
6.2%
2005
$ 90000.00
$ 5580.00
6.2%
2004
$ 87900.00
$ 5449.80
6.2%
2003
$ 87000.00
$ 5394.00
6.2%
2002
$ 84900.00
$ 5263.80
6.2%
2001
$ 80400.00
$ 4984.80
6.2%
2000
$ 76200.00
$ 4724.40
6.2%
1999
$ 72600.00
$ 4501.20
6.2%
1998
$ 68400.00
$ 4240.80
6.2%
1997
$ 65400.00
$ 4054.80
6.2%
1996
$ 62700.00
$ 3887.40
6.2%
1995
$ 61200.00
$ 3794.40
6.2%
1994
$ 60600.00
$ 3757.20
6.2%
1993
$ 57600.00
$ 3571.20
6.2%
1992
$ 55500.00
$ 3441.00
6.2%
1991
$ 53400.00
$ 3310.80
6.2%
1990
$ 51300.00
$ 3924.45
6.2%
1989
$ 48000.00
$ 3604.80
7.51%
1988
$ 45000.00
$ 3379.50
7.51%
1987
$ 43800.00
$ 3131.70
7.15%
1986
$ 42000.00
$ 3003.00
7.15%
1985
$ 39600.00
$ 2791.80
7.05%
1984
$ 37800.00
$ 2532.60
6.70%
1983
$ 35700.00
$ 2391.90
6.70%
1982
$ 32400.00
$ 2170.80
6.70%
1981
$ 29700.00
$ 1975.05
6.65%
1980
$ 25900.00

$ 1587.67

6.13%
1979
$22900.00
$ 1403.77
6.13%
1978
$ 17700.00
$ 1070.85
6.05%
1977
$ 16500.00
$ 965.25
5.85%
1976
$ 15300.00
$ 895.05
5.85%
1975
$ 14100.00
$ 824.85
5.85%
1974
$ 13200.00
$ 772.20
5.85%
1973
$ 10800.00
$ 631.80
5.85%
1972
$ 9000.00
$ 468.00
5.2%
1971
$ 7800.00
$ 405.60
5.2%
1969-1970
$ 7800.00
$ 374.40
4.8%
1968
$ 7800.00
$ 343.20
4.4%
1967
$ 6600.00
$ 290.40
4.4%
1966
$ 6600.00
$ 277.20
4.2%
1963-1965
$ 4800.00
$ 174.00
3.625%
1962
$ 4800.00
$ 150.00
3.125%
1960-1961
$ 4800.00
$ 144.00
3.0%

THE MEDICARE TAX FOR 2013-2017 IS 1.45% OF THE FIRST $ 200000 AND 2.35% OF ALL WAGES AFTER THAT

THE MEDICARE TAX FOR 1994-2012 IS 1.45% AND THERE WAS NO LIMIT

MAXIMUM MEDICARE TAX IN 1993 WAS 1.45% OF THE FIRST $ 135000 OF WAGES (MAX. $ 1957.50)

MAXIMUM MEDICARE TAX IN 1991 & 1992 WAS 1.45% OF THE FIRST $ 125000 OF WAGES (MAX. $ 1812.50)