The Class Chart
I found the interactive chart on NYT that Rick mentioned in the comments of the article on class that I linked to earlier. It's an interesting chart, though I think it leaves certain factors out. For example, the region of the country you live in, grew up in, etc. I think there are class-oriented biases to that as well. But go ahead and give it a whirl and see what it totals you up to being on the class scale. According to it, I grew up lower middle class, and am now I have climbed to the bottom of the middle class because I have a Master's Degree (too bad said Master's degree comes from a reputationless school where in general only working class kids attend.) Certainly not for my salary or the my accumulated wealth or the social cache of my job. A decent chart, in general, though. Apparently in the past five years I have moved up 8 percentage points. Woohoo! What does it rank you?