Click on a state tab above to see further breakouts by city. Most of the sources listed here lead to issues of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Wage Survey. It lists wages and salaries for many occupations, including bookkeeper, accounting clerk, carpenter, crane operator, office boy, office girl, secretary, stenographer, switchboard operator, typist, draftsman, nurse, electrician, engineer, fireman, machinist, mechanic, millwright, painter, pipe fitter, plumber, elevator operator, guard, janitor, truck driver, watchman and more.
Another source titled Employment, Hours and Earnings provides average pay for production workers in manufacturing industries by state and city in 1949 and 1950. Click here for the start of the table, beginning with Alabama, and use the "Search in this Text" box to find data for additional states and cities.
Average weekly and hourly earnings for employees in manufacturing jobs, for each year from 1950-1959 provided in Payroll progress in Mississippi, 1939-1959; a study of wage and salary employment. Tables extend from pages 86-107. This is a publication of the Mississippi Employment Security Commission.
WAGES in MANUFACTURING, 1950s -- General sources
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WAGES in FOOD MANUFACTURING, 1950s
WAGES in MOTOR-VEHICLE MANUFACTURING, 1950s
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