A recent Gallup poll reveals that while non-retired workers differ in opinion as to when they will retire, the average expected age of retirement has remained consistent in the 65-67 range. Gallup staffer Lydia Saad takes a look at how people are deciding at what age they will retire and the role that age and income play in predicting retirement age.
Workers who are already retired on average stopped working at 61 but this does not tell the entire story of generational change:
...one in seven seniors (defined for this analysis as those aged 67 and older) are still in the workforce -- working full time, working part time or unemployed. When these are factored into the equation, 26% of adults 67 and older are either still in the workforce (14%) or worked until they were 67 or older before retiring (12%).