Skip to main content

Prices and Wages by Decade: 1990-1999

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, 1990-1999

Jump down to WAGES ...
by SEX
by RACE and SEX
by LOCATION
by OCCUPATION and INDUSTRY
in FOREIGN COUNTRIES

WAGES - GENERAL SOURCES (all occupations and worker types)

Earnings by race and sex, 1990-1999

EARNINGS by SEX, 1990s

EARNINGS by BOTH RACE AND SEX, 1990s

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

Wages by Occupations and Industries, 1990-1999

  • Air Transportation Occupational Compensation Survey
  • Airline industry, March 1995 (source)
  • Day care industry, 1994 average hourly pay (source)
  • Deep sea freighter Occupational Compensation Survey, November 1993July 1996
  • Deep sea tanker Occupational Compensation Survey, November 1991, November 1993
  • 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, 1993
    • Florida
      • Duval County, 1990
      • Orange County, 1990
      • Panama City, 1990
      • Santa Rose County, 1990
    • Guam, 1992
    • 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
    • Puerto Rico, 1992
    • Rhode Island, Newport County, 1990
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • Washington
  • Forestry occupations, Wages in select states in 1993-1994 (source)
  • 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.
    • Nurses - Registered, Licensed Practical, and Nursing Assistants: Pay in private industry for 1994 (source)
  • Information Technology, Hourly wages in 1994 (source)
  • Meat Products, Industry Wage Survey
    • September 1990 (BLS Bulletin 2416) - Includes earnings data for employees of the meat-packing and prepared meat products industries by selected characteristics and region.
  • Military pay charts, U.S., 1790s-present
    This is not a government website but it does a good job of organizing a complex topic. If you need original government documents showing pay, contact us.
  • Police officers and firefighters, 1990 base salary minimums and maximum in 10 largest U.S. cities (source
  • Scientists, 1996 (source)
  • Textile Plants, Industry Wage Survey
    • August 1990 (BLS Bulletin 2386) - Reports on the earnings of workers in the cotton and synthetic fiber and the wool fiber industries by selected characteristics and by plant location.

VISIT AGAIN LATER... THERE IS MORE TO COME!

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1990-1999

Prices in the United States, 1990-1999

PRICES for FOOD and DRINK, 1990s

PRICES for CLOTHING, 1990s

PRICES for MERCHANDISE, 1990s

PRICES for HOUSING and UTILITIES, 1990s

HEALTH PRICES, 1990s

PRICES for SERVICES, 1990s

PRICES for TRANSPORTATION, 1990s

COST of a COLLEGE EDUCATION, 1990s

MISCELLANEOUS PRICES, 1990s

Consumer Expenditures, 1990-1999

Buying power of historic wages expressed in today's dollars

Ask a Question

Reference service is available Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Marie Concannon, Government Information Librarian
Government Documents Department
106B Ellis Library (1st Floor East)
University of Missouri, Columbia
Phone (573) 882-0748