Notes about the minimum wage, 1960 to 2017
One American Dollar

The minimum wage in 1960 was $1.00 per hour, or $2,080 per year for a forty-hour per week job. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), which tracks this data, the average annual wages for a full-time forty hour per week job at that time across all sectors was approximately $4,000, or about twice the […]

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