Heston asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

What was a US steel worker’s salary in the late 1970s? ?

1 Answer

  • Jon
    Lv 7
    1 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.

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