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The average money market interest rate

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A money market accounts is a federally insured deposit account.

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  • The average money market account earns 0.18% APY, according to the FDIC

  • The actual interest rate on a money market account may depend on the account balance and bank.

  • Like any other savings account, money market interest rates change over time.

A money market account functions like a savings account — it earns a small amount of interest and can help money grow, and has monthly limits on withdrawals.

Your money market account's interest rate will vary based on several factors, including the balance, which bank you use, and the current interest rate market.

Money market interest rates vs. high-yield savings interest rates

Money market accounts will typically have higher interest rates than the average savings account's interest rate. But, among banks that have both high-yield savings accounts and money market options, high-yield savings accounts often come out on top.

BankCurrent money market interest rateCurrent high-yield savings interest rate
AllyAlly Money Market AccountAlly High Yield Savings Account
SynchronySynchrony Money Market AccountSynchrony High-Yield Savings Account
CIT BankCIT Bank Money Market AccountCIT Bank Savings Connect Account
Discover (Member FDIC)Discover Money Market AccountDiscover Online Savings Account
PNC BankPNC Premiere Money Market AccountPNC High Yield Savings℠ Account
PenFed Credit UnionPentagon Federal Credit Union Money Market SavingsPentagon Federal Credit Union Premium Online Savings Account

Average money market interest rates by account balance

Your account's balance will influence your interest rate.

According to data from S&P Global, the higher your balance, the higher your interest rate. Here are the average interest rates across six different account balances:

Account balanceAverage APY
$2,5000.13%
$10,0000.15%
$25,0000.18%
$50,0000.20%
$100,0000.24%
$250,0000.27%

Some money market accounts could have a minimum account balance, so make sure that the account you're considering fits your balance. 

Average money market rate by bank

Each bank sets different rates for its money market accounts. Money market accounts are offered at both brick and mortar banks and online banks. Here are current money market interest rates offered by several popular banks. 

Bank Money market interest rate
Ally Money Market AccountAlly Money Market Account
Synchrony Money Market AccountSynchrony Money Market Account
CIT Bank Money Market AccountCIT Bank Money Market Account
Discover Money Market Account (Member FDIC)Discover Money Market Account
CFG Bank High Yield Money Market AccountCFG Bank High Yield Money Market Account
PenFed Money Market SavingsPentagon Federal Credit Union Money Market Savings
Sallie Mae Money Market AccountSallie Mae Money Market Account
PNC Premiere Money Market AccountPNC Premiere Money Market Account

Some banks offer higher interest rates for people with several accounts at one bank. Check with your bank to see if a special relationship rate could apply to your money market account. 

Average money market account rate over time

Money market accounts' interest rates may fluctuate over time. Money market rates tend to change with the overall economy and interest rates set by the Federal Reserve.

According to data from the FDIC, the average money market interest rate has generally decreased since 2009. 

In 2022, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates several times. As a result, the average money market account has slowly gone up again. The average money market interest rate is currently 0.18% APY for accounts with balances under $100,000, according to data from the FDIC.

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