Are hyphens absolutely necessary in these dollar amounts and ranges? Do you feel as though they are clear enough and readable without hyphens. I cannot locate an answer in The AP Stylebook or The Gregg Reference Manual or Chicago.
The closest answer I could find was in the AP Q&A, which shows "a 15 to 20 percent a year increase in revenues." The AP listed that example without any hyphens in response to a query, so I think that all examples below could possibly follow suit without any hyphen insertions. Do you concur? Unfortunately, as much as I'd like to, I cannot recast. Thanks for any opinions.
√ Fashion is a $3 billion to $6 billion a year industry.
√ There will be a $1 to $5 per day surcharge.
√ He signed a $22 million a year contract.
√ A $10 a month fee was nominal.
√ a $55 a barrel price
√ a $55 per barrel price
I don't think a reader would stumble on these without hyphens. Do you agree to all examples without hyphens?