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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, 1910-1919

 

 

WAGES BY OCCUPATION / INDUSTRY

Note: If the job description for any occupation is unclear, we recommend consulting the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Descriptions of Occupations, published 1918.

Teacher salaries by state, county and city.  

 

Women's Wages by State - 1910s

Because women's wages varied a great deal around the country in the 1910s, most 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.

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1910-1919

Analysis - Wages in the 1910s

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

Important Legislation about Wages, 1910s-1920s

Prices, 1910-1919


 

PRICES for MERCHANDISE AND DRY GOODS


 

PRICES for HOUSING and REAL ESTATE


 

PRICES for SERVICES


 

TRAVEL and TRANSPORTATION PRICES


 

COST OF COLLEGE  or VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Cost of Living / Expenditures Analysis - 1910s

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1910-1919

Timeline -- Major Economic Events of the 1910s

Taken from a 75-year graphical timeline of financial events in America, the links below each lead to a single year on the chart.  To see the full chart in context, go to the St. Louis Federal Reserve website.

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