Daily Wage Rates
on the Erie Canal, 1845 to 1870

(in unadjusted dollars)



YEARCommon LaborCarpenters
18450.751.00
18460.751.00
18470.881.25
18480.881.38
18490.881.63
18500.881.50
18511.001.50
18521.001.50
18531.001.50
18541.001.75
18551.001.75
18561.001.75
18571.001.75
18581.001.50
18591.001.50
18601.001.75
18611.001.63
18621.001.50
18631.252.00
18641.502.25
18651.502.50
18661.503.00
1867----2.75
1868----2.50
18691.753.00
18701.752.50

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, (White Plains, New York: Kraus International Publications, 1970), Series D 718-721.