Fidelity® Q1 2024 Retirement Analysis

Fidelity® Q1 2024 Retirement Analysis

The latest retirement data from Fidelity Investments found record-high contribution levels, coupled with positive market conditions, pushed average account balances to their highest levels since the fourth quarter of 2021.

By the numbers: The average 401(k) balance in the first quarter was $125,900, up six percent from a year ago, while the average IRA account balance increased ten percent to $127,745.

  • Total average 401(k) savings rates reached a record high of 14.2 percent (includes employee and employer contributions), which represents the closest it has ever been to Fidelity’s suggested savings rate of 15 percent.
  • A separate analysis of Fidelity data conducted by NBC News found a record 485,000 people reached $1 million in their 401(k) retirement accounts, up 15 percent from the previous quarter and up 43 percent from a year ago.

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Darryl Hicks

Darryl Hicks is Vice President of Communications for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. In this capacity, Hicks writes for NRMLA's publications, manages the association's web sites and social media accounts, assists committees and the Board of Directors, and manages the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional designation. Prior to joining NRMLA in 1999, Hicks spent three years in the Washington, D.C. bureau for National Mortgage News.