WAGES -- GENERAL SOURCES (all occupations and worker types)
WAGES BY OCCUPATION / INDUSTRY
Note: For detail on job duties, check the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Descriptions of Occupations, published 1918.
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TEACHER SALARIES in CALIFORNIA, 1910s
Most data is broken out by women and men teachers.
TEACHER SALARIES in GEORGIA, 1910s
TEACHER SALARIES in MISSOURI, 1910s
TEACHER SALARIES in TEXAS, 1910s
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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
Wages in ARGENTINA, 1910s
WAGES in AUSTRALIA, 1910s
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Wages in AUSTRIA, 1910s
Wages in CANADA, 1910s
WAGES in CHILE, 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
Critical analysis of government methods for collecting and reporting wage data in the 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
COST of HEALTH CARE, 1910s
COST of HOSPITALIZATION, 1910s
PHYSICIAN'S FEES, 1910s
COST of DRUGS, REMEDIES and HEALTH AIDS, 1910s
COST OF COLLEGE or VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, 1910s
In the 1910s decade, 4% to 6% of people aged 18-21 enrolled in college. Source: U.S. Bureau of Education.
There were a great number of articles and books about the cost of living published in the 1910s. The bibliography published in 1919 lists quite a few of them. Most should be freely available in the HathiTrust Digital Library. Let us know if you need assistance finding what you need.
COST OF LIVING in CITIES and TOWNS
COST OF LIVING on FARMS
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
In the United States...
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