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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1990-1999

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, 1990-1999

Wages by local area for selected occupations, 1990-1999

These reports are a mix of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Surveys and Occupational Compensation Surveys.  Find national and regional reports below, or click on a tab above to access state level data.

  • Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Area - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Denver, CO, Metropolitan Area - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Denver, CO - Occupational Compensation Survey: Temporary Help Supply Services
  • Pueblo, CO - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Honolulu, HI - National Compensation Survey
  • Honolulu, HI, Metropolitan Area - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay only
  • Boise City, ID - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay only -- Health Services
  • Cincinatti-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN - National Compensation Survey
  • Clarksville-Hopkinsville, TN-KY - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Louisville, KY-IN - National Compensation Survey
  • Louisville, KY-IN, Metropolitan Area - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Louisville, KY-IN - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Central Nebraska - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Lincoln, NE - National Compensation Survey
  • Omaha, NE-IA - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Reno, NV - National Compensation Survey
  • Crook County, OR - National Compensation Survey
  • Eugene-Springfield-Medford-Roseburg-Klamath Falls-Grants Pass, OR - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Oregon - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay only -- Forestry and logging
  • Portland, OR, Metropolitan Area- Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay only
  • Portland, OR - Occupational Compensation Survey: Temporary Help Supply Services
  • Wasco County, OR - National Compensation Survey
  • Yakima-Richland-Kennewick-Pasco-Walla Walla-Pendleton, WA-OR - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and benefits
  • Providence, RI - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay only
  • Virgin Islands of the U.S. - Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay only
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Wages for Occupations by Industry, 1990-1999

  • Air Transportation Occupational Compension Survey
  • Deep Sea Freighter Occupational Compensation Survey, July 1996
  • Fast Food Restaurants Occupational Compensation Survey
    • Alaska, 1992
    • California
      • Kings County, 1990
      • Oxnard-Ventura, 1990, 1992
      • San Diego, 1990, 1992
      • San Jose, 1990, 1993
      • Solano County, 1991
    • Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1990
    • District of Columbia, Washington, 1991
    • Florida
      • Duval County, 1990
      • Orange County, 1990
      • Panama City, 1990
      • Santa Rose County, 1990
    • Hawaii, Honolulu, 1990, 1993
    • Illinois, Lake County, 1991
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth County, 1991
      • Riley County, 1991
    • Kentucky
      • Christian County, 1991
      • Hardin County, 1991
    • Louisiana, Orleans Parish, 1990
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County, 1990
      • Montgomery County, 1991
      • St. Mary's County, 1990, 1993
    • Mississippi
    • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, 1990
    • Rhode Island, Newport County, 1990
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • Washington
  • Hospitals, Occupational Wage Survey, 1991
    Shows pay for both medical and administrative positions by city.  Includes RNs, LPNs, physical therapists, EKG technicians, pharmacists, nurse anesthetists as well as medical records technicians, accountants, auditors, engineers, directors of personnel, attorneys, buyers, secretaries, typists, file clerks and many more hospital jobs. A companion volume listing all job titles and job descriptions is also available online.

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Prices, 1990-1999

Buying power of historic wages expressed in today's dollars

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