1975 United States Minimum Wage in Today's Dollars

In the year 1975, the United States minimum wage was $2.10.

This is equivalent to $10.17 in 2019 dollars.

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Equivalent of $2.10 in 1975:
Year
Amount
Yearly Inflation
1975
$2.10
6.94%
1976
$2.25
4.86%
1977
$2.35
6.70%
1978
$2.51
9.02%
1979
$2.74
13.29%
1980
$3.10
12.52%
1981
$3.49
8.92%
1982
$3.80
3.83%
1983
$3.95
3.79%
1984
$4.10
3.95%
1985
$4.26
3.80%
1986
$4.42
1.10%
1987
$4.47
4.43%
1988
$4.67
4.42%
1989
$4.88
4.65%
1990
$5.10
6.11%
1991
$5.41
3.06%
1992
$5.58
2.90%
1993
$5.74
2.75%
1994
$5.90
2.67%
1995
$6.06
2.54%
1996
$6.21
3.32%
1997
$6.42
1.70%
1998
$6.53
1.61%
1999
$6.63
2.68%
2000
$6.81
3.39%
2001
$7.04
1.55%
2002
$7.15
2.38%
2003
$7.32
1.88%
2004
$7.46
3.26%
2005
$7.70
3.42%
2006
$7.96
2.54%
2007
$8.17
4.08%
2008
$8.50
0.09%
2009
$8.51
2.72%
2010
$8.74
1.50%
2011
$8.87
2.96%
2012
$9.13
1.74%
2013
$9.29
1.50%
2014
$9.43
0.76%
2015
$9.50
0.73%
2016
$9.57
2.07%
2017
$9.77
2.11%
2018
$9.97
1.91%
2019
$10.17
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