Despite this drop in income, members of the upper class are still doing well for themselves.
Pew defines upper class as adults whose annual household income is more than double the national median ($55,775 in 2016), after incomes have been adjusted for household size. Smaller households require less to support the same lifestyle as larger households, Pew notes.
Of course, there's more to class than income — upper class can also be identified by net worth, education and occupation, for example — but household income can be a useful tool by which to group people.
Here's the breakdown of how much you have to earn each year to be considered upper income, depending on the size of your family:
Household of one: Minimum of $72,126
Household of two: Minimum of $102,001
Household of three: Minimum of $124,925
Household of four: Minimum of $144,251
Household of five: Minimum of $161,277