The average worker earns about $48,000 a year, according to a new report by the Association of Heartland Investment Professionals.
That figure includes compensation for perks, like health insurance and retirement contributions, but not salaries.
The median salary for a heartlands investor is $50,976.
The report said the average salary for new investors is about $45,000.
The group, which advocates for the retirement savings of heartland Americans, is looking for investors to fill the gap in the U.S. labor market.
The Association of Capital Markets and Investments, a trade group representing major financial institutions and brokers, said about 2.5 million Americans were heartlands investors in the first quarter.
The new report shows how many Americans are now investing in stocks, bonds and other financial assets, and the percentage of the workforce that is investing.
The data comes as interest rates are hitting record lows, raising concerns about whether the economy will be able to handle a rebound in the job market.
Some economists are warning that the nation’s economic recovery will be slow or even flat in the coming years.