Average Hourly Earnings (1950-1970)

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Average Hourly Wages - 1950

Detail of the United States average hourly wages by state for 1950 have been provided in the attached spreadsheet. Of these states, Oregon led with an average hourly wage of $1.79 while Mississippi had the least average hourly wage of $0.97. Below are some highlights on these states.

1950 Average Hourly Wage Highlights

  • Average hourly wages for the following states were not available for 1950: Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio and West Virginia.
  • In 1950, the state of Michigan had an average hourly wage of $1.72.
  • Wyoming had an average hourly wage of $1.74 in 1950.
  • In 1950, the average hourly wage in Arkansas was $1.02.
  • The average hourly wage in Georgia was $1.08 in 1950.

Research Strategy

To determine the 1950 average hourly wages of the various states, your research team leveraged statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Average Hourly Wages - 1960

Details of the United States average hourly wages in 1960 by state has been provided in the attached spreadsheet. Among the states analyzed, the states of Michigan and Nevada led with an average hourly wage rate of $2.75 while Mississippi had the least average hourly wage rate of $1.52 in 1960. Below are some highlights on these findings.

1960 U.S. Average Hourly Wages By State

  • Average hourly wages for Alaska and Hawaii for 1960, were not publicly available.
  • The State of Washington had an average hourly wage of $2.63 in 1960.
  • The average hourly wage in California was $2.62 in 1960.
  • In 1960, the average hourly wage in North Carolina was $1.54.
  • The State of South Carolina had an average hourly wage of $1.57 in 1960.

Research Strategy

To determine the 1960 average hourly wages for various states, we used various reports from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Average Hourly Wages - 1970

Details regarding the 1970 United States average hourly wages by state has been provided in the attached spreadsheet. Of the states reviewed, Alaska had the highest ($4.66) average hourly wage while Hawaii had the least average hourly wage of $2.28 in 1970. Below are some highlights of the analysis.

United States 1970 Average Hourly Wage

  • In 1970, Michigan had an average hourly wage of $4.15.
  • The average hourly wage in Nevada was $4.09 in 1970.
  • The average hourly wage in Washington was $4.06 in 1970.
  • Mississippi's average hourly wage was $2.43 in 1970.
  • North Carolina's average hourly wage was $2.46 in 1970.
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