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Men's Real Earning Power Declines

Men today earn less in inflation-adjusted wages than in 1979. Women earn more.

 

Men's Real Earning Power Declines - Infographic
Men today earn less in inflation-adjusted wages than in 1979. Women earn more.

 

Adjust the numbers for inflation, and men today earn less, on average, than when Jimmy Carter was president.

In 1979, the median weekly wage for males 16 and up was worth $844 in today’s dollars. In 2011, that wage was $832. Young men 16 to 24 took the worst hit, going from $566 a week in 1979 to $455 in 2011.

But women made significant gains. In 1979, females 16 and up earned an inflation-adjusted median weekly wage of $526. In 2011? $684.

 

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