What was a US steel worker’s salary in the late 1970s? ?
- JonLv 71 month ago
Depends.....if he was skilled, semi-skilled, or unskilled. The "average"
salary was about $25k. This had the purchasing power of about $75k, today.
trivia: sounds about right, to me. As a semi-skilled worker in the steel forging industry (1978-80) my daily haul was in the $13-14 per hour range.