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United States Income, 1914, 1924

UNION WAGES AND HOURS OF WORK, NEW YORK CITY

Occupation 1914 per Hour Hours/Week Weekly Wage 1924 per Hour Hours/Week Weekly Wage
Bricklayer $0.75 44 $33 $1.50 44 $66
Carpenter $0.65 44 $28.73 $1.31 44 $57.77
Painter $0.50 44 $22 $1.31 40 $52.52
Plumber $0.69 44 $30.36 $1.38 44 $60.50

Monthly Farm Wages

Year With Board Without Board
1914 $21.05 $29.88
1924 $34.34 $48.02

Source: Adapted from Fite and Reese, An Economic History of the United States. 2nd Edition.

Average weekly wage in manufacturing in 1925 was $25. In 1932, it was $17.