WAGES -- GENERAL SOURCES (all occupations and worker types)
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.
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.
Critical analysis of government methods for collecting and reporting wage data in the 1910s.
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COST OF LIVING / EXPENDITURES ANALYSIS
PRICES in FOREIGN COUNTRIES
PRICES for FOOD
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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