so if you don't make 75k+/year what are you?
what's the reason in your mind?
Could be any number of factors. Your geographical location, career choice, education or experience, etc.
There are plenty of jobs that you can get in the US that pay in the 75k range. It may require you to relocate, or obtain additional education, an advanced degree or certification, or take a job starting out earning far less initially, but they exist.
Also, why is 75k your mark of "success"? Is that what you think you would need to consider yourself a success?