Higher-income households have much higher savings rates: Savings as share of income by income percentiles, 1989-2013 averages

Household Change in net worth
Average 11.5515%
Bottom 80 0.7921%
80th-90th 1.8521%
90th-95th 9.8394%
95th-99th 29.5229%
Top 1 47.4255%

Notes: Construction of the data is  described in the appendix.

Source: Author’s analysis of data from the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), the Federal Reserve Board's Financial Accounts of the United States (FAUS), and Congressional Budget Office data on household income and effective tax rates (CBO 2016)

View the underlying data on epi.org.