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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1910-1919

Links to U. S. government documents listing retail prices for typical consumer purchases, and wages for common occupations. All data is for the United States unless specifically indicated.

Wages in the United States, 1910-1919

WAGES BY OCCUPATION / INDUSTRY

Note: For detail on job duties, check the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Descriptions of Occupations, published 1918.

Manufacturing Wages, 1910-1919

WAGES in MANUFACTURING, 1910s -- General sources

See tabs above for specific industries

WAGES in FOOD MANUFACTURING, 1910s

WAGES in CLOTHING MANUFACTURING, 1910s

WAGES in TEXTILE MANUFACTURING, 1910s

WAGES in FURNITURE MANUFACTURING, 1910s

WAGES in CIGAR MANUFACTURING, 1910s

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Teacher salaries by state, county and city. 1910-1919

TEACHER SALARIES in GEORGIA, 1910s

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Wages by State, 1910-1919

WAGES in CALIFORNIA, 1910s

WAGES in MASSACHUSETTS, 1910s

WAGES in MISSOURI, 1910s

WAGES in NEW YORK, 1910s

WAGES in OHIO, 1910s

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Women's Wages by State, 1910-1919.

WOMEN'S WAGES by STATE, 1910s

See tabs above for individual states or minimum wage law.

Because women's wages varied a great deal around the country in the 1910s, most wage data is reported by state.  In addition to the state-by-state links below, see also the links above for school teachers, clothing manufacture and laundry work, as women workers were heavily concentrated in those jobs.  See list of the most common occupations for women in 1910 and 1920, outside of agricultural work.

WOMEN'S WAGES in CALIFORNIA, 1910s

WOMEN'S WAGES in WASHINGTON, D.C., 1910s

WOMEN'S WAGES in INDIANA, 1910s

WOMEN'S WAGES in KANSAS, 1910s

WOMEN'S WAGES in MARYLAND, 1910s

WOMEN'S WAGES in MASSACHUSETTS, 1910s

WOMEN'S WAGES in NEW YORK, 1910s

WOMEN'S WAGES in OREGON, 1910s

WOMEN'S WAGES in PENNSYLVANIA, 1910s

WOMEN'S WAGES in WASHINGTON, 1910s

MINIMUM WAGE for WOMEN, 1910s

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Wages in Foreign Countries, 1910-1919

Wages in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1910s

Click the tabs above for single countries.

Wages in ARGENTINA, 1910s

Wages in AUSTRIA, 1910s

Wages in CANADA, 1910s

Wages in FRANCE, 1910s

Wages in GERMANY, 1910s

Wages in GREAT BRITAIN, 1910s

Wages in INDIA, 1910s

Wages in IRELAND, 1910s

Wages in JAPAN, 1910s

Wages in POLAND, 1910s

Wages in Russia, 1910s

Wages in SWEDEN, 1910s

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Analysis - Wages and Income in the 1910s

Critical analysis of government methods for collecting and reporting wage data in the 1910s.

Important Legislation about Wages, 1910s-1920s

Prices in the United States, 1910-1919

PRICES for FOOD, 1910s

PRICES for MERCHANDISE, 1910s

PRICES for HOUSING and UTILITIES, 1910s

COST of HEALTH CARE, 1910s

PRICES for SERVICES, 1910s

TRAVEL and TRANSPORTATION PRICES, 1910s

AUTOMOBILES

GASOLINE PRICES

TRAIN FARE

STEAMSHIP FARE

HOTEL RATES

LUGGAGE

COST OF COLLEGE or VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, 1910s

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Cost of Living / Expenditures Analysis - 1910s

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1910-1919

Sources showing prices in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1910s

Click the tabs above for single countries.

Prices in ARGENTINA, 1910s

Prices in AUSTRIA, 1910s

Prices in CANADA, 1910s

Prices in FRANCE, 1910s

Prices in GERMANY, 1910s

Prices in GREAT BRITAIN, 1910s

Prices in HUNGARY, 1910s

Prices in INDIA, 1910s

Prices in IRELAND, 1910s

Prices in JAPAN, 1910s

Prices in MEXICO, 1910s

Prices in POLAND, 1910s

Prices in RUSSIA, 1910s

Prices in SPAIN, 1910s

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Analysis - Prices in the 1910s

Timeline -- Major Economic Events of the 1910s

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1910

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1911

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1912

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1913

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1914

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1915

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1916

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1917

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1918

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1919

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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