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Federal Minimum Wage Rates, 1955–2013

  Value of the
minimum wage
  Value of the
minimum wage
  Value of the
minimum wage
Year Current
dollars
Constant
(1996)
dollars1
Year Current
dollars
Constant
(1996)
dollars1
Year Current
dollars
Constant
(1996)
dollars1
1955 $0.75 $4.39 1983 3.35 5.28 2011 7.25 5.06
1956 1.00 5.77 1984 3.35 5.06 2012 7.25 4.97
1957 1.00 5.58 1985 3.35 4.88 2013 7.25 4.87
1958 1.00 5.43 1986 3.35 4.80      
1959 1.00 5.39 1987 3.35 4.63      
1960 1.00 5.30 1988 3.35 4.44      
1961 1.15 6.03 1989 3.35 4.24      
1962 1.15 5.97 1990 3.80 4.56      
1963 1.25 6.41 1991 4.25 4.90      
1964 1.25 6.33 1992 4.25 4.75      
1965 1.25 6.23 1993 4.25 4.61      
1966 1.25 6.05 1994 4.25 4.50      
1967 1.40 6.58 1995 4.25 4.38      
1968 1.60 7.21 1996 4.75 4.75      
1969 1.60 6.84 1997 5.15 5.03      
1970 1.60 6.47 1998 5.15 4.96      
1971 1.60 6.20 1999 5.15 4.85      
1972 1.60 6.01 2000 5.15 4.69      
1973 1.60 5.65 2001 5.15 4.56      
1974 2.00 6.37 2002 5.15 4.49      
1975 2.10 6.12 2003 5.15 4.39      
1976 2.30 6.34 2004 5.15 4.28      
1977 2.30 5.95 2005 5.15 4.14      
1978 2.65 6.38 2006 5.15 4.04      
1979 2.90 6.27 2007 5.85 4.41      
1980 3.10 5.90 2008 6.55 4.77      
1981 3.35 5.78 2009 7.25 5.30      
1982 3.35 5.78 2010 7.25 5.22      
1. Adjusted for inflation using the CPI-U (Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers).
Source: U.S. Department of Labor. Web: http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/flsa/.

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