A new Gallup poll finds that the threshold for "rich" for most Americans is a salary of around $150,000 per year:
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans say they would need to earn a median of $150,000 a year to consider themselves rich. However, 30% say less than $100,000 would be enough, including 18% who would consider themselves rich if they made less than $60,000 a year. On the other hand, 15% say they would need to earn at least $1 million per year before thinking of themselves as rich.
I don't know, I guess I'm sort of a coastal elitist, but I would not consider 150K rich. I know plenty of people who make that and don't even own their own home. Once you start going over 200K, then yeah, you're starting to get there. But 150? Not so much around here at least.