Tax Atlas

Historical FICA Tax Rates

Year Taxes (Employee Portion) Total FICA
Social Security Medicare Employee Total
1937-49 1% 1% 2%
1950-53 1.5% 1.5% 3%
1954-56 2% 2% 4%
1957-58 2.25% 2.25% 4.5%
1959 2.5% 2.5% 5%
1960-61 3% 3% 6%
1962 3.125% 3.125% 6.25%
1963-65 3.625% 3.625% 7.25%
1966 3.85% 0.35% 4.2% 8.4%
1967 3.9% 0.5% 4.4% 8.8%
1968 3.8% 0.6% 4.4% 8.8%
1969-70 4.2% 0.6% 4.8% 9.6%
1971-72 4.6% 0.6% 5.2% 10.4%
1973 4.85% 1% 5.85% 11.7%
1974-77 4.95% 0.9% 5.85% 11.7%
1978 5.05% 1% 6.05% 12.1%
1979-80 5.08% 1.05% 6.13% 12.26%
1981 5.35% 1.3% 6.65% 13.3%
1982-83 5.4% 1.3% 6.7% 13.4%
1984 5.7% 1.3% 7% 14%
1985 5.7% 1.35% 7.05% 14.1%
1986-87 5.7% 1.45% 7.15% 14.3%
1988-89 6.06% 1.45% 7.51% 15.02%
1990-2010 6.2% 1.45% 7.65% 15.3%
2011-12 4.2%
(6.2% employers)
1.45% 5.65%
(7.65% employers)
13.3%
2013 6.2% 1.45% (+0.9% high-earners) 7.65% (+0.9% high-earners) 15.3% (16.2% high-earners)

Data taken from Social Security Administration

Category: Data
  • Mark Barry Koslow says:

    Good Stuff

    February 1, 2014 at 11:50 am
  • acventure says:

    Thank you for your article and sharing useful information.

    April 12, 2014 at 3:21 am

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