# What was the average pay in 1900?

## What was the average pay in 1900?

Occupation | Annual Salary | 2000 $ |
---|---|---|

1900 Census Average Salary | $449.80 | $8,973 |

Unskilled Female | $120 | $2,394 |

African-American male laborer | $150 | $2,992 |

African-American Female laundress | $180 | $3,591 |

**What things cost in 1900?**

Round steak was 13 cents a pound, and bacon was a penny more. Eggs were 21 cents per dozen, milk sold for 14 cents per half gallon and butter cost 26 cents per pound. A 10-pound bag of potatoes was 14 cents, and a 5-pound bag of sugar cost the relatively princely sum of 31 cents.

**What was a good salary in 1900?**

The average American worker earned approximately $12.98 per week for 59 hours of work in 1900—$674.96 a year. Most workers did not earn that much money. There were no paid vacations, holidays or sick leave. A laborer worked and got paid, or did not work and did not get paid.

### How much was a steak dinner in 1950?

1950. Today, if you took your date to Keens Steakhouse—one of the most famous steak joints in New York City—a sirloin would set you back $56 per person.

**What was the wage in 1920?**

Wages in 1920 As is the case today, wage earners in the United States filed tax returns and paid federal tax on their wages. In 1920, the Internal Revenue Service reports, the average income was $3,269.40 per year.

**How much money did people make in 1907?**

The average wage in 1907 was 22 cents per hour. The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year. A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

#### What was the average price of groceries in 1917?

The year of 1917 was the worst to buy groceries with an average price of £32.50, petrol at a staggering £3.08 making it more expensive than today’s prices. If you look at the year 1980, in London, the tool shows that a house cost just £30,047 – in today’s money that’s £137,315 making it 70 per cent lower than the current average price.

**How much did things cost in the 1970s?**

The 1970s was the decade of high inflation in the UK. In the first year of the 1970s we still had pounds, shillings and pence. Decimalisationcame in 1971 and many blamed it for rising prices, but inflation was endemic by then. How did prices compare with earnings? The average weekly pay packet in 1975 was less than £40.

**How much did chocolate cost per pound in 1900?**

Chocolate was also relatively expensive, costing around 34 cents per pound. A properly dressed gentleman in 1900 would have spent between $7 and $16 on his suit, $1 on each of his dress shirts, around $7 on his topcoat and 48 cents for a fine felt hat.

The average wage in 1907 was 22 cents per hour. The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year. A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

## What was the cost of a bag of flour in 1900?

In 1900, shoppers could buy a 5-pound bag of flour for 12 cents. Round steak was 13 cents a pound, and bacon was a penny more. Eggs were 21 cents per dozen, milk sold for 14 cents per half gallon and butter cost 26 cents per pound. A 10-pound bag of potatoes was 14 cents, and a 5-pound bag of sugar cost the relatively princely sum of 31 cents.

**How much did a pound of butter cost in 1900?**

Eggs were 21 cents per dozen, milk sold for 14 cents per half gallon and butter cost 26 cents per pound. A 10-pound bag of potatoes was 14 cents, and a 5-pound bag of sugar cost the relatively princely sum of 31 cents. Coffee often cost upwards of 35 cents a pound, and a small tin of tea leaves ran between 50 to 75 cents.

Chocolate was also relatively expensive, costing around 34 cents per pound. A properly dressed gentleman in 1900 would have spent between $7 and $16 on his suit, $1 on each of his dress shirts, around $7 on his topcoat and 48 cents for a fine felt hat.