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How Much Did the Sisters Earn?

As I work on research this term, I came across a letter in which the pay earned by Sisters teaching in Catholic schools received in 19481:

Source: Michael P. Caruso, Michael P. “When the Sisters Said Farewell : the Transition of Leadership in Catholic Elementary Schools” Lanham, Md.: Rowan & Littlefield Education (2012), 20.

Teaching Sisters were offered $50.00 per month in 1948, which is equivalent to approximately $650 today2. If they worked 160 hours per month, they would be earning $4.06 per hour…today.

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Notes:

  1. Michael P. Caruso, Michael P. “When the Sisters Said Farewell : the Transition of Leadership in Catholic Elementary Schools” Lanham, Md.: Rowan & Littlefield Education (2012), 20.
  2. https://www.dollartimes.com/inflation/inflation.php?amount=50&year=1948

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