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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1910-1919

Links to government documents and primary sources listing retail prices for products and services, as well as wages for common occupations.

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

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

TEACHER SALARIES in GEORGIA, 1910s

TEACHER SALARIES in TEXAS, 1910s

Wages by State, 1910-1919

WAGES in CALIFORNIA, 1910s

WAGES in MASSACHUSETTS, 1910s

WAGES in MISSOURI, 1910s

WAGES in MICHIGAN, 1910s

WAGES in NEW YORK, 1910s

WAGES in OHIO, 1910s

WAGES in VERMONT, 1910s

WAGES in PENNSYLVANIA, 1910s

Women's Wages by State, 1910-1919.

Army Nurse CorpsArmy nurses earned $720-$960 annually in 1918

WOMEN'S WAGES in MULTIPLE STATES, 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 further 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

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

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 LAND, HOUSING and UTILITIES, 1910s

HOME PLANS with ESTIMATED COSTS

Note: Some of these home plan catalogs estimate only the cost of materials based on prices in a particular city.  The ones that do include labor costs generally add disclaimers based on fluctuating labor rates. The front matter of each catalog usually includes some explanation.

FARMS and LAND PRICES

HOUSEHOLD UTILITIES

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

Cost of Living / Expenditures Analysis - 1910s

Buying power of historic wages expressed in today's dollars

Analysis - Prices in the 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

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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