Shows the minimum wage rates set by state laws. For further detail, consult annual articles titled "State labor legislation enacted in [year]" from the U.S. Dept of Labor's Monthly Labor Review. Click for direct links to articles for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Data online from the Missouri chapter of the NEA (National Education Administration).
Missouri teacher salaries
The Missouri State Teachers Association publishes annual statistics by school district, educational attainment of teacher, and more. See online editions for 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-2018, 2018-19. Earlier editions from 1961-1992 are available in printed form in the library.
Historical chart shows salaries of members of the U.S. Congress, along with dates of enactment and statutory authority for each pay increase.
Consumer Income Reports, 1944-2018
IMPORTANT: wages can be only one part of overall income. Wages alone do not necessarily equate to a person's total income. If income works for your purposes, you can find income tables in the Census Bureau's Current Population Reports P-60 series, "Consumer Income."
This series, which presents data on families, individuals, and households at various income levels, includes a number of annual sub-series as well as individual and advanced data reports.
Click 'more...' below for reports containing 2010s income data.
Prices for meats, fruits, vegetables, bread, eggs, milk and more foods, as well as gasoline, electricity, natural gas and other residential energy. To view data back to 1980, click the green "Historical Data" icon in the rows, then use drop-down boxes near the top of the page to set start and end years.
Shows average value per acre (statewide) for farm real estate including both land and buildings. Table shows price per acre for each year from 1912 to 2019. Compares the figures to the average for all other states.
Manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) for cars and trucks are available through the NADA website. Choose a make, year, and body type. Select a car then enter any zip code. Click "Get Base Values" to see the original suggested retail price.
"Nominal price" was the price paid by the customer at the time of the transaction. This table shows the nominal price of leaded regular gasoline from 1949-1990 and unleaded regular gas from 1976-2011. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Shows average tuition and fees by state, and by public or private institution. Also expresses two decades of tuition data in 2018-2019 dollars. Source: U.S. Dept of Education, Digest of Education Statistics.
Shows average annual expenditures by homeowners and renters for mortgage or rent as well as utilities, telephone service (land lines and cellular), household supplies and furnishings. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Buying power of historic wages expressed in today's dollars
This calculator allows you to compare the buying power of wages earned at different points in history. For example, a dollar earned in 2016 had the same buying power as 4 cents in 1913. Conversely, a dollar earned in 1913 had the same buying power as $24.24 in the year 2016.