The term upper-middle class is used in the US to define a social class with a higher status
than the middle class. A myriad of forces shapes one's economic class and their views on where
they rank alongside other Americans. Economic trends, for instance, tend to shape people's views
of what class they lie in. Economic trends, such as unemployment and income, shape the class of
a person in society. Upper-middle-class individuals in society have an estimated annual income
of one hundred and fifty dollars. Some sociologists such as Max Webber characterize upper-
middle-class people as individuals with a postgraduate degree and comfortable incomes in
society. In essence, upper-middle-class individuals have taken up bachelor's or postgraduate
degrees in business management, law, and medicine. The upper-middle-class community also
tend to work for someone else as they essentially have a career.
understand the need to move up the corporate ladder and are thus always busy working up. Due
to this, they also tend to own businesses that earn them more money.
Comfort is also a key focus of the upper-middle class society as they generally pursue
careers with comfortable incomes to provide for their families with large properties and nice
cars. The upper-middle-class community values comfort and happiness, while the rich
comprehend that one must put themselves in uncomfortable situations to achieve great things
(Rose, 2007). In essence, the upper-middle-class communities have established careers that do
not suffer from lies offs like the lower-middle-class community; thus, they significantly take
fewer risks than the rich and lower-class community. Similarly, the upper-middle-class society in
America works to earn while the upper-class work with the aim of learning from the situation.
Upper-middle-class communities are easily poached when new employers offer them more
money; the upper-class, however, understand that working is not just about money; it is about
developing the skills and traits needed to become rich.