Year Nominal Min Wage Minimum Wage in 2012 Dollars
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938 $0.25 $3.98
1939 $0.30 $4.85
1940 $0.30 $4.81
1941 $0.30 $4.59
1942 $0.30 $4.14
1943 $0.30 $3.90
1944 $0.30 $3.83
1945 $0.40 $5.00
1946 $0.40 $4.62
1947 $0.40 $4.02
1948 $0.40 $3.74
1949 $0.40 $3.77
1950 $0.75 $7.01
1951 $0.75 $6.50
1952 $0.75 $6.35
1953 $0.75 $6.31
1954 $0.75 $6.28
1955 $0.75 $6.31
1956 $1.00 $8.29
1957 $1.00 $7.99
1958 $1.00 $7.77
1959 $1.00 $7.72
1960 $1.00 $7.59
1961 $1.15 $8.64
1962 $1.15 $8.56
1963 $1.25 $9.18
1964 $1.25 $9.06
1965 $1.25 $8.67
1966 $1.25 $8.92
1967 $1.40 $9.43
1968 $1.60 $10.34
1969 $1.60 $9.81
1970 $1.60 $9.28
1971 $1.60 $8.89
1972 $1.60 $8.60
1973 $1.60 $8.10
1974 $2.00 $9.12
1975 $2.10 $8.78
1976 $2.30 $9.10
1977 $2.30 $8.54
1978 $2.65 $9.14
1979 $2.90 $8.97
1980 $3.10 $8.46
1981 $3.35 $8.29
1982 $3.35 $7.82
1983 $3.35 $7.59
1984 $3.35 $7.34
1985 $3.35 $7.09
1986 $3.35 $6.98
1987 $3.35 $6.74
1988 $3.35 $6.48
1989 $3.35 $6.18
1990 $3.80 $6.66
1991 $4.25 $7.16
1992 $4.25 $6.96
1993 $4.25 $6.77
1994 $4.25 $6.60
1995 $4.25 $6.42
1996 $4.75 $6.97
1997 $5.15 $7.39
1998 $5.15 $7.30
1999 $5.15 $7.14
2000 $5.15 $6.90
2001 $5.15 $6.72
2002 $5.15 $6.62
2003 $5.15 $6.48
2004 $5.15 $6.31
2005 $5.15 $6.10
2006 $5.15 $5.91
2007 $5.85 $6.53
2008 $6.55 $7.02
2009 $7.25 $7.82
2010 $7.25 $7.67
2011 $7.25 $7.40
2012 $7.25 $7.25
$7.25 $7.25