1970-1979 – Prices and wages by decade – library guides at university of missouri libraries electricity bill nye worksheet


• Tells average hourly wages for employees working at telephone companies and for Western Union. Data is broken out by occupation such as accountants, clerical staff, salespeople, telephone operators, construction/installers, repairmen, and more.

• Shows average wages for carpenters, bricklayers, bulldozer operators, back-hoe operators, truck drivers, cement masons, electricians, pipefitters, plumbers, roofers, sheet metal workers, etc. Breaks out wages by residential or commercial type construction in dozens of different metro areas, and by level of employee experience.

• ​The dairy industry employed route drivers, stationary engineers, mechanics to keep the company trucks good repair, garage attendants, sanitization workers, etc. Ten years before this report came out, almost all households had milk delivered directly to the home. The introduction of paper cartons eliminated the delivery of milk in glass bottles to homes. This report reflects the difference in occupations in this industry.

• ​The periodical Farm Laborhas been in publication for nearly 90 years. It was originally published monthly, and then became a quarterly. Wages expressed in dollars can be found in every issue, it seems. After clicking on the link above, scroll down the section titled "Previous Releases."

The Municipal Government Wage Survey volumes tell pay and benefits for workers employed by selected city governments. Typical occupational breakouts include firefighters, police, sanitation workers, building inspectors, surveyors, carpenters, painters, plumbers, groundskeepers, computer technicians, typists, librarians, library clerks and assistants, etc.. Full text in Hathi Trust for Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Francisco, St. Paul, Wichita, and possibly more. Additional cities (such as St. Louis) are available in the library’s print collection.

• ​Shows wages for food service workers, bartenders, waiters and waitresses, porters, elevator operators, room clerks, hotel maids, cooks, dishwashers, pantry workers, security guards, and maintenance crew mechanics. Hourly wage averages are broken out for 24 major American cities.

• ​Shows average hourly wages for nurse supervisors, head nurses and general duty nurses, LPNs (licensed practical nurses), nursing aides, ward clerks, radiologic (x-ray) technicians, surgical technicians, kitchen helpers, switchboard operators, maids and porters. Gives average wage for each of these occupations in 21 major cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia, Portland OR, St. Lois, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.

• ​Shows average hourly wage for nurse supervisors, head nurses and general duty nurses, LPNs, nursing aides, ward clerks, laboratory technicians, medical technologists, physical therapists, radiologic technicians, respiratory therapists, surgical technicians, food service helpers and cleaning crews. Data is reported for 22 major cities in the United States.

• This multi-volume source tells what workers earned in what seems every industry except agriculture. It is great for the sort of jobs you cannot find elsewhere on this page, such as jobs in religious organizations, deep sea transportation, mail order houses, gasoline service stations, shoe stores, savings and loan associations, photography studios, hair salons and barber shops, motion picture theaters, museums and zoos, charitable organizations and more. Reports nationwide figures by race and sex of employee.