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Annual Federal Minimum Wage Rates, 1955-2015

Data in current dollars and constant 1996 dollars

Value of the
minimum wage
Value of the
minimum wage
Value of the
minimum wage
YearCurrent
dollars
Constant
(1996)
dollars1
YearCurrent
dollars
Constant
(1996)
dollars1
YearCurrent
dollars
Constant
(1996)
dollars1
1955$0.75$4.391983$3.35$5.282011$7.25$5.06
19561.005.7719843.355.0620127.254.97
19571.005.5819853.354.8820137.254.87
19581.005.4319863.354.8020147.254.82
19591.005.3919873.354.6320157.254.80
19601.005.3019883.354.44
19611.156.0319893.354.24
19621.155.9719903.804.56
19631.256.4119914.254.90
19641.256.3319924.254.75
19651.256.2319934.254.61
19661.256.0519944.254.50
19671.406.5819954.254.38
19681.607.2119964.754.75
19691.606.8419975.155.03
19701.606.4719985.154.96
19711.606.2019995.154.85
19721.606.0120005.154.69
19731.605.6520015.154.56
19742.006.3720025.154.49
19752.106.1220035.154.39
19762.306.3420045.154.28
19772.305.9520055.154.14
19782.656.3820065.154.04
19792.906.2720075.854.41
19803.105.9020086.554.77
19813.355.7820097.255.30
19823.355.7820107.255.22
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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