$2.50/hour in 1979. (still have my tax returns) I worked as a receptionist/secretary in a non-profit counseling agency. I remember my oldest sister making $5/hour doing the same job for the county Board of Elections and then quiting before the year was up because she couldn't take the stress.... :thumbdown
I don't remember my hourly rate at my second job, which was at a domestic abuse shelter, but we were paid montly and I brought home $711 a month. I had a knife pulled on me, a gun aimed at me, and a bomb wired to my car in that job. All that for 700 bucks.
Never had any of that but would get some wild looking husbands wanting to know where their wives were (if the wives went to the women's shelter) - I remember one wearing a heavy wool coat and never taking his hands out of his pockets. I called security, but he had already left when they arrived. The office building was opened in the morning around 5:30 but the office didn't open until 8 - so anyone could come in - mostly what we got was homeless people coming in out of the cold/heat.