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699. Federal Minimum Wage Rates



 
VALUE OF THE MINIMUM WAGE
YEAR Current Constant
dollars (1998)
dollars 1
 
1938 0.25 2.89
1939 0.30 3.52
1940 0.30 3.49
1941 0.30 3.33
1942 0.30 3.00
1943 0.30 2.83
1944 0.30 2.78
1945 0.40 3.62
1946 0.40 3.34
1947 0.40 2.92
1948 0.40 2.71
1949 0.40 2.74
1950 0.75 5.07
1951 0.75 4.70
1952 0.75 4.61
1953 0.75 4.58
1954 0.75 4.54
1955 0.75 4.56
1956 1.00 5.99
1957 1.00 5.80
1958 1.00 5.64
1959 1.00 5.60
1960 1.00 5.51
1961 1.15 6.27
1962 1.15 6.21
1963 1.25 6.66
1964 1.25 6.57
1965 1.25 6.47
1966 1.25 6.29
1967 1.40 6.83
1968 1.60 7.49
1969 1.60 7.11
1970 1.60 6.72
1971 1.60 6.44
1972 1.60 6.24
1973 1.60 5.87
1974 2.00 6.61
1975 2.10 6.36
1976 2.30 6.59
1977 2.30 6.19
1978 2.65 6.63
1979 2.90 6.51
1980 3.10 6.13
1981 3.35 6.01
1982 3.35 5.66
1983 3.35 5.48
1984 3.35 5.26
1985 3.35 5.07
1986 3.35 4.98
1987 3.35 4.81
1988 3.35 4.62
1989 3.35 4.40
1990 3.80 4.74
1991 4.25 5.09
1992 4.25 4.94
1993 4.25 4.79
1994 4.25 4.67
1995 4.25 4.55
1996 4.75 4.93
1997 5.15 5.23
1998 5.15 5.15



1 Adjusted for inflation using the CPI-U; see text, section 15, Prices.

Source: U.S. Employment Standards Administration, Internet site: http://www.dol.gov/dol/esa/public/minwage/main.htm (accessed 20 July 2000).

http://www.dol.gov/dol/esa/public/whd_org.htm



http://www.allcountries.org/uscensus/699_federal_minimum_wage_rates.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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