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O c c u p a tio n a l W a g e S u r v e y
DALLAS, TEXAS
O C T O B E R

B u lle tin




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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Jam es P. M itchell, Secretary
BU E U O LABOR ST TISTIC
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Ewan Clagua, Commissioner




Occupational Wage Survey




DALLAS, TEXAS
O C T O B E R 1959

B u lle tin No. 1 2 6 5 - 3
January I9 6 0

UNITED S TA TE S DEPARTM ENT OF LABOR
James P. Mitchell, Secretary
BUREAU O F LABO R STATISTICS

Ewan Clague, Commissioner

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Wasbiagtou 25, D.C. - Price SO cents




Preface

Contents
Page

The Bureau of Labor Statistics regularly conducts
areawide wage surveys in a number of important indus­
trial centers. The studies, made from late fall to early
spring, relate to occupational earnings and related supple­
mentary benefits. A prelim inary report is available on
completion of the study in each area, usually in the month
following the payroll period studied. This bulletin provides
additional data not included in the earlier report. A con­
solidated analytical bulletin sum m arizing the results of all
of the year*s surveys is issu ed after completion of the
final area bulletin for the current round of surveys.

Introduction
-------- ----------------------------------------------------Wage trends for selected occupational groups -------------------------

Tables:
1. Establishm ents and workers within scope of survey -----------2. Indexes of standard weekly salaries and straight-tim e
hourly earnings for selected occupational groups,
and percents of change for selected periods ---------------

This report was prepared in the Bureau1s regional
office in Atlanta, Ga. , by Donald Cruse, under the d irec­
tion of Louis B. Woytych, Regional Wage and Industrial
Relations Analyst.




1
3

A: Occupational earnings: *
A - l. Office occupations ----------------------------A-2. P rofessional and technical o ccu p a tio n s-----A -3. Maintenance and powerplant occu p ation s----A-4. Custodial and m aterial movement occupations

Appendix: Occupational descriptions

* NOTE: Sim ilar tabulations are available in the Dallas
area reports for June 1951, August 1952, September 1953,
September 1954, and October in each year since 1955.
Most of the reports also include data on establishm ent
practices and supplementary wage provisions. A d irec­
tory indicating date of study and the price of the reports,
as w ell as reports for other major areas, is available
upon request.
Union sca les, indicative of prevailing pay levels, are
available for the following trades or industries: Building
construction, printing, local-transit operating em ployees,
and motortruck drivers and helpers.

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The Community Wage Survey Program

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Occupational W a g e Survey— Dallas, Tex.
Introduction
This area is one of several important industrial centers in
which the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of labor Statistics
conducts surveys of occupational earnings and related wage benefits
on an area basis.
The bulletin presents current occupational employment and
earnings information obtained largely by mail from the establishments
visited by Bureau field economists in the last previous survey for occu­
pations reported in that earlier study. Personal visits Were made
to nonrespondents and to those respondents reporting unusual changes
since the previous survey.
In each area, data are obtained from representative establish­
ments within six broad industry divisions: Manufacturing; transpor­
tation, 1 communication, and other public utilities; wholesale trade; re­
tail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services. Major
industry groups excluded from these studies are government operations
and the construction and extractive industries. Establishments having
fewer than a prescribed number of workers are omitted also because
they furnish insufficient employment in the occupations studied to war­
rant inclusion. Wherever possible, separate tabulations are provided
for each of the broad industry divisions.
These surveys are conducted on a sample basis because of the
unnecessary cost involved in surveying ail establishments. To obtain
appropriate accuracy at minimum cost, a greater proportion of large
than of small establishments is studied. In combining the data, how­
ever, all establishments are given their appropriate weight. Estimates
based on the establishments studied are presented, therefore, as re­
lating to all establishments in the industry grouping and area, ex­
cept for those below the minimum size studied.
Occupations and Earnings

sification is based on a uniform set of job descriptions designed to
take account of interestablishment variation in duties within the same
job. (See appendix for listing of these descriptions.) Earnings data are
presented (in the A -series tables) for the following types of occupa­
tions: (a) Office clerical; (b) professional and technical; (c) mainte­
nance and powerplant; and (d) custodial and material movement.

Occupational employment and earnings data are shown for
full-time workers, i. e. , those hired to work a regular weekly sched­
ule in the given occupational classification. Earnings data exclude
premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and
late shifts. Nonproduction bonuses are excluded also, but cost-ofliving bonuses and incentive earnings are included. Where weekly
hours are reported, as for office clerical occupations, reference is
to the work schedules (rounded to the nearest half hour) for which
straight-time salaries are paid; average weekly earnings for these
occupations have been rounded to the nearest half dollar.

Average earnings of men and women are presented separately
for selected occupations in which both sexes are commonly employed.
Differences in pay levels of men and women in these occupations are
largely due to (lj differences in the distribution of the sexes among
industries and establishments; (2) differences in specific duties per­
formed, although the occupations are appropriately classified within
the same survey job description; and (3) differences in length of serv­
ice or merit review when individual salaries are adjusted on this basis.
Longer average service of men would result in higher average pay
when both sexes are employed within the same rate range.
Job
descriptions used in classifying employees in these surveys are usu­
ally more generalized than those used in individual establishments to
allow for minor differences among establishments in specific duties
performed.

The occupations selected for study are common to a variety
of manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries. Occupational clas-

1 Railroads, formerly excluded from the scope of these studies,
have been added in nearly all of the areas to be studied during the
winter of 1959-60; railroads will be added in the remaining areas next
year. For scope of survey in this area, see footnote to "transporta­
tion, communication, and other public utilities" in table 1.




Occupational employment estimates represent the total in all
establishments within the scope of the study and not the number actu­
ally surveyed. Because of differences in occupational structure among
establishments, the estimates of occupational employment obtained
from the sample of establishments studied serve only to indicate the
relative importance of the jobs studied. These differences in occu­
pational structure do not materially affect the accuracy of the earn­
ings data.

2

T a b le 1.

E sta b lis h m e n ts and w o r k e r s w ithin sc o p e of su r v e y and n u m b er stu d ied in D a lla s, T ex . , 1 b y m a jo r in d u stry d iv isio n , 2 O cto b er 1959

Number of establishments
Industry division

Within scope
of study 1

All divisions . . . _______ ____. . . . __________________. . .
Manufacturing _________ ______________________ _
Nonmanufacturing ______________
Transportation, communication, and
other public u tilities4 -------------------------------Wholesale trade 5 _ ____________________________ _
Retail trade ---- ------------------ ----------- --------Finance, insurance, and real estate ____________
Services 5* 6 ___________________________________ _

Workers in establishments

Studied

Within scope
of study

Studied

816

186

162, 100

93, 280

263
553

57
129

69, 600
92, 500

41, 300
51, 980

67
147
141
122
76

30
19
34
28
18

24, 300
12, 200
29, 000
18, 100
8, 900

19,
2,
18,
8,
3,

030
600
460
480
410

1 The D a lla s M etro p olitan A r e a (D a lla s County).
The " w o r k e r s w ithin sc o p e o f stu d y " e s t im a te s shown in th is ta b le p ro v id e a r e a so n a b ly
a c c u r a t e d e sc r ip tio n of the s iz e an d c o m p o sitio n o f the la b o r fo r c e in clu ded in the su r v e y .
The e s t im a t e s a r e not intended, h o w ev er, to s e r v e a s
a b a s i s o f c o m p a riso n w ith o th er a r e a em ploy m en t in d e x e s to m e a s u r e em ploy m en t tr e n d s o r le v e ls sin c e (1) plan n in g o f w age s u r v e y s r e q u ir e s the
u se of e sta b lis h m e n t d a ta co m p iled c o n sid e r a b ly in ad v a n c e o f the p ay p e r io d stu d ied , and (2) s m a ll e sta b lis h m e n ts a r e ex clu d ed fr o m the sc o p e
of the su rv e y .
2 The 1957 r e v is e d ed itio n o f the S tan d ard In d u str ia l C la s s if ic a t io n M an u al w as u se d in c la s s ify in g e sta b lis h m e n ts by in d u stry d iv isio n .
M ajo r
ch an g e s fr o m the e a r li e r ed itio n (u se d in the B u r e a u 's la b o r m a r k e t w age su r v e y p r o g r a m p r io r to the w in ter o f 1 958-59) a r e the t r a n s f e r o f m ilk
p a ste u r iz a tio n p la n ts and r e a d y m ix e d c o n c r e te e sta b lis h m e n ts fr o m tr a d e (w h o le sale o r r e t a il) to m a n u factu rin g , and the t r a n s f e r o f r a d io and t e le ­
v isio n b r o a d c a stin g fr o m s e r v ic e s to tr a n sp o r ta tio n , co m m u n icatio n , and o th er p u b lic u t ilit ie s d iv isio n .
3 In c lu d es a ll e sta b lis h m e n ts w ith to ta l em ploy m en t a t o r ab o v e the m in im u m - siz e lim ita tio n (51 e m p lo y e e s). A ll o u tle ts (w ithin the a r e a ) of
co m p a n ie s in su ch in d u s t r ie s a s tr a d e , fin an ce, au to r e p a ir s e r v ic e s , and m o tio n -p ic tu re t h e a t e r s a r e c o n sid e r e d a s 1 e sta b lish m e n t.
4 R a ilr o a d s w e re in clu ded ; ta x ic a b s and s e r v ic e s in c id en tal to w ate r t r a n sp o r ta tio n w e re ex clu d ed .
5 T h is in d u stry d iv isio n i s r e p r e se n te d in e s t im a te s fo r " a l l in d u s t r ie s " and "n o n m an u fac tu rin g " in the S e r ie s A ta b le s , alth ough c o v e r a g e w as
in su ffic ie n t to ju s t ify s e p a r a t e p r e se n ta tio n o f d ata.
6 H o te ls; p e r s o n a l s e r v i c e s ; b u s in e s s s e r v ic e s ; au to m o b ile r e p a ir sh o p s; m o tio n p ic t u r e s ; n o n p ro fit m e m b e r sh ip o r g a n iz a tio n s; and en gin eerin g
and a r c h it e c t u r a l s e r v ic e s .

'J’ab le 2.

In d e x e s of sta n d a rd w eekly s a l a r i e s and str a ig h t- tim e h o u rly e a r n in g s fo r se le c te d o cc u p a tio n al g ro u p s in D a lla s , T e x . ,
O cto b er 1959 and O cto b er 1958, and p e r c e n ts o f change fo r s e le c te d p e r io d s
Indexe s
(A u gust 1952 = 100)

In d u stry and o cc u p a tio n al grou p

P e r c e n t change 1 fr o m —
O cto b er 1958
to
O cto b er 1959

O cto b er 1957
to
O cto b er 1958

O cto b er 1956
to
O cto b er 1957

O cto b er 1955
to
O cto b er 1956

S e p te m b e r 1954 S e p te m b e r 1953
to
to
S e p te m b e r 1954
O cto b er 1955

A u gu st 1952
to
S e p te m b e r 1953

O cto b er
1959

O cto b er
1958

A ll in d u s t r ie s ;
O ffice c l e r ic a l (w om en)
In d u stria l n u r s e s (w o m e n )_____________
S k ille d m ain ten an ce (m en )__________________
U n sk ille d p lan t (m en ) _ ___________________

135. 5
130. 3
13 7 .6
134. 1

131 .6
127. 3
131. 8
130. 6

3. 0
2 .4
4 .4
2. 7

3 .4
3. 7
6. 1
5. 7

4. 3
4 .5
4 .4
5. 9

5. 8
6. 9
3 .4
4. 0

4.
2.
4.
4.

0
8
6
7

5.
7.
3.
3.

0
6
8
3

5 .6
- .8
5. 9
3. 6

M an u factu rin g:
O ffice c l e r ic a l (w om en) ________________
In d u stria l n u r s e s (w om en)
S k ille d m ain ten an ce ( m e n ) _______________ _
U n sk ille d p lan t (m en) ______________________

13 1 .4
128. 1
135. 0
132. 7

127. 5
125. 9
129. 5
1 3 0 .5

3. 1
1. 8
4. 3
1.7

2.
3.
4.
2.

4. 6
5. 1
4 .4
4 .4

5.
7.
4.
5.

3. 9
1 .4
3. 5
1. 1

5.
9.
3.
4.

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9
5
0

3. 3
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7. 0
9. 5

U n le s s o th erw ise in d icate d , a l l a r e in c r e a s e s .




5
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5
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7

3
Wage Trends for Selected Occupational Groups
Presented in table 2 are indexes of salaries of office clerical
workers and industrial nurses, and of average earnings of selected
plant worker groups.
For office clerical workers and industrial nurses, the indexes
relate to average weekly salaries for normal hours of work, that is,
the standard work schedule for which straight-time salaries are paid.
For plant worker groups, they measure changes in straight-time hourly
earnings, excluding premium pay for overtime and for work on week­
ends, holidays, and late shifts. The* indexes are based on data for
selected key occupations and include most of the numerically important
jobs within each group. The office clerical data are based on women in
the following 18 jobs: Billers, machine (billing machine); bookkeepingmachine operators, class A and B; Comptometer operators; clerks, file,
class A and B; clerks, order; clerks, payroll; keypunch operators;
office girls; secretaries; stenographers, general; switchboard opera­
tors; switchboard operator-receptionists; tabulating-machine operators;
transcribing-machine operators, general; and typists, class A and B.
The industrial nurse data are based on women industrial nurses. Men
in the following 10 skilled maintenance jobs and 3 unskilled jobs were
included in the plant worker data: Skilled-— carpenters; electricians;
machinists; mechanics; mechanics, automotive; millwrights; painters;
pipefitters; sheet-metal workers; and tool and die makers; unskilled-—
janitors, porters, and cleaners; laborers, material handling; and
watchmen.
Average weekly salaries or average hourly earnings were
computed for each of the selected occupations. The average salaries
or hourly earnings were then multiplied by the average of 1953 and
1954 employment in the job. These weighted earnings for individual
occupations were then totaled to obtain an aggregate for each occupa­
tional group. Finally, the ratio of these group aggregates for a given
year to the aggregatefor the base period (survey month, winter 1952-53)




was computed and the result multiplied by the base year index (100) to
get the index for the given year.
Adjustments have been made where necessary to maintain
comparability. For example, in most of the areas surveyed, railroads
were included in the coverage of the surveys for the first time this
year. In computing the indexes, data relating to the railroad industry
were excluded.
The indexes measure, principally, the effects of (l) general
salary and wage changes; (2) merit or other increases in pay received
by individual workers while in the same job; and (3) changes in the
labor force such as labor turnover, force expansions, force reduc­
tions, and changes in the proportion of workers employed by estab­
lishments with different pay levels. Changes in the labor force can
cause increases or decreases in the occupational averages without
actual wage changes. For example, a force expansion might increase
the proportion of lower paid workers in a specific occupation and re­
sult in a drop in the average, whereas a reduction in the proportion
of lower paid workers would have the opposite effect. The movement
of a high-paying establishment out of an area could cause the average
earnings to drop, even though no change in rates occurred in other
area establishments.
The use of constant employment weights eliminates the effects
of changes in the proportion of workers represented in each job in­
cluded in the data. Nor are the indexes influenced by changes in
standard work schedules or in premium pay for overtime, since they
are based on pay for straight-time hours.
Indexes for the period 1953 to 1959 for workers in 17 major
labor markets appeared in BLS Bull. 1240-22, Wages and Related
Benefits, 20 Labor Markets, Winter 1958-59.

A* Occupational Earnings

4

Table A-l. Office Occupations
(A verage straigh t-tim e weekly hours and earn in gs fo r sele cted occupations studied on an a r e a b a s is
by in du stry divisio n , D a lla s, T e x ., O ctober 1959)

A er g
v ae

N ber
um
of
'wrk
o ers

Sex. occupation, and industry division

N M R O W R E S R C IV G ST A H -T E W E L E R IN S O —
U BE F O K R E E IN R IG T IM E K Y A N G F
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$
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$
$
$
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$
$
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$
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and
(S
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tan ard
40. 00 45. 00 50. 00 55. 00 60. 00 65. 00 70. 00 75. 00 80. 00 85. 00 90. 00 95. 00 100. 00 105. 00 110.00 115.00 over

Men
Clerks, accounting, class 'A ___ _________ ___
Manufacturing _ ______
— ----- . _
_____ ____________________
Nonmanufacturing
Public utilities3_______ _____________ ____
Retail trade__ _______________ _____ __
Finance4 ___________ ____ ___ ______ _
_

674
229
445
196
25
94

39. 5 101. 50
40. 0 117.50
39. 5
93. 50
39. 5
92. 50
40. 0
92. 50
39. 0 , 94. 50

Clerks, accounting, class B _ _ ___ ___
Manufacturing_____ ___ ________ __ _
Nonmanufacturing ___ ____________ __
Public utilities 3___ _________ ______
Finane e 4__ __ ___________________ __

__ _
_» _

363
183
180
94
51

40. 0
40. 0
40.0
40. 0
39.5

82. 50
89. 00
7o. 00
81. 50
63. 00

Clerks, order __________________________________
Manufacturing __ __ ______ ________________
Nonmanufacturing _____ __ ___ ___ _ _
_
Retail trade _ ___________________ __

323
52
271
59

40. 0
40. 0
40. 5
41. 5

77. 00
76. 50
77. 00
93. 50

Clerks, payroll---- --------------------------- _
Manufacturing ______________________________
Nonmanufacturing__ ___________ __ __ ____

71
33
38

39.5
40. 0
39. 5

86. 50
91. 50
82. 00

Office boys _________________ __ __ _ ___ ____
Manufacturing _
_ _
.......
Nonmanufacturing _____ ___ ______ _____ _
Public utilities3 ______ __ __ __________ _
Finane e 4
_
_

276
63
213
44
139

39. 5
40. 0
39. 5
40. 0
39. 0

52. 50
55. 00
52. 00
59. 50
49. 00

Tabulating-machine operators __ ___________
Manufacturing _______________ _________
Nonmanufacturing __________________ _________
Public utilities 3-- --------------- --- -- -Finance 4
_
.
..... .
..................

395
111
284
92
172

39. 5
40. 0
39. 5
39. 5
39. 5

Billers, machine (billing m achine)__
__ ___ _
Manufacturing ______________ __ ____ —
Nonmanufacturing ____________________________

137
44
93

Billers, machine (bookkeeping machine)___________
Nonmanufacturing __________ _ _ _ ________
Retail trade _______ __ _ ___
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Women

Bookkeeping-machine operators, class A __ _ _
Manufacturing ___ _ ___ __ _ ________
>
__
Nonmanufacturing
Finance4 ___ ____ __ ____ _ __

62

198
61

"

_

-

“

n

3
- '
3
2

-

23
13
10
■

See footnotes at end of table.




NOTE: E stim a te s fo r a ll in d u strie s, nonm anufacturing, and public u tilitie s include data fo r r a ilr o a d s (SIC 40),
omitted fro m the scope of a ll lab o r m arket wage su rv ey s m ade b efore the winter of 1959-60. Where
sign ifican t, the effect of the in clusion of r a ilr o a d s is g r e a te st on the data shown se p arate ly fo r public
u tilitie s. The trend of earn in gs in sele cted occupational grou ps in all in d u strie s, excluding r a ilr o a d s,
a p p e a rs in table 2, page 2.

“

_

“

_

-

_
_
_

5
Table A-l. Office Otcupations-Continued
(Average straigh t-tim e weekly hou rs and earn in gs fo r selected occupations studied on an a r e a b a s is
by industry division , D a lla s, Tex. , O ctober 1959)

A er g
v ae

N b
um er
of
w ers
ork

Sex, occupation, and industry division

N M R O W R E S R C IV G ST A H -T E W E L E R IN S O —
U BE F O K R E E IN R IG T IM E K Y A N G F
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
W
eekly, W
eekly. 30. 00 35. 00 40.00 45.00 50. 00 55.00 60. 00 65. 00 70.00’ 75. 00 80. 00 85. 00 9 0. 00 95. 00 100. 00 105.00 no. oo
hou 1 eam
rs
ingr and
(8t*ndard) (S
tandard) under
35. 00 40. 00 45. 00 50. 00 55. 00 oO 00 65. 00 70. 00 75. 00 80. 00 85. 00 90. 00 9 5. 00 100. 00 105.00 no. oo 115. 00
.

$
115.00
and
over

Women-r-Continued
Bookkeeping-machine operators, class B __ —
Manufacturing _______ __________________
Nonmanufacturing --------- -- ----------- - _
Retail trade ------------ ------- — ----Finance4 _____________________ ________ _

462
78
384
43
271

39. 5
39.5
40. 0
41. 0
39. 5

59. 50
69. 00
57. 50
60. 50
54. 50

Clerks, accounting, class A __________ _ ----- w
Manufacturing ------- ------------- --- --Nonmanufacturing --------------- -------Public utilities3________________________
Retail trade ______ ______ _____
__ _
Finane e 4_______________________ _______

688
159
529
107
87
210

39. 5
39. 0
40. 0
40. 0
41. 0
39. 5

77. 00
84. 50
75. 00
90. 00
71. 00
65. 50

Clerks, accounting, class B ___________ . _ __
Manufacturing
Nonmanufac turing ________ ____ ___ ______ _
Public utilities 3 ___________________ __
Retail trade — ___ .__ _________ ______ _
Finance 4
_
_ _
__

1,702
326
1,376
276
131
6 83

39. 5
39.5
39. 5
40. 0
40. 5
39. 5

62.00
70.00
60. 50
<b. 00
58. 00
53. 00

Clerks, file, class A ____________________________
Manufacturing __ _________________________
Nonmanufac tur ing ___________________ _________
Public utilities3 __ __ — _ _______
Finance4_ _ _ ____________ _ _____
_ _

322
32
290
28
247

39. 0
40. 0
39. 0
39. 0
39. 0

59. 00
64. 00
58. 50
74. 50
57. 00

Clerks, file, class B --- -- ------------- -Manufacturing _____________________ _____ ___
___
Nonmanufac turing ______ _________ __
Public utilities3 --------------------- --- ----Retail trade _______________________________
Finane e 4 __ -- --- --------------------- --

1, 176
61
1, 115
85
58
864

39.5
40. 0
39. 0
40. 0
40. 0
39. 0

49. 00
63. 50
48. 00
61. 00
41. 50
46. 00

Clerks, order-- --------------__ ______ _
Manufacturing _ ________________
-Nonmanufacturing ------------Retail trade
__ ---------- ----------

349
142
207
59

39. 5
40. 0
39. 0
40. 0

63. 00
68. 00
59. 50
55. 50

Clerks, payroll____________
Manufacturing __________ _____ ______
Nonmanufacturing ___ __________
__ _
Public utilities 3 --- ----Retail trade ______ ____
__ — _ _
Finance4 _____ _
__ _

462
159
303
65
66
62

40. 0
39. 5
40. 0
39. 5
40. 0
39. 5

70. 50
71. 50
70. 50
80.00
66. 50
67. 50

Comptometer operators _ ________
Manufacturing ___ —
_
_
_
Nonmanufacturing
__ -_
Public utilities 3 ___ — ______
___
Retail trade
____ ___ ________
Finance4 _____________ __

562
182
380
71
182
27

39. 5
39. 0
39. 5
40. 0
39. 5
40. 0

67. 50
74. 00
64. 00
79. 00
61. 00
59. 50

32

40. 0

60. 00

Duplicating-machine operators
(Mimeograph or Ditto) _____ _____
See footnotes at end of table.




____

_

_
_
_
_
_
.
_
_
_
_
_
.
_
-

_
_
.
_
-

32
32
1
31

30
30
5
20
_
-

62
62
5
43

89
5
84
1
83

98
2
96
_
17
71

_
_
_
260
7
253
1
4
240

182
14
168
7
17
95

6
6
_
6

42
6
36
_
29

40
40
10
30

371
_
371
8
35
328

1
1
1

84
4
80
12
67

44
14
22

38
11
27
6
15

20
15
5
4
1

40
2
38
-

10
1
9
_
9

17
14
3
-

68

_
66
28
38
3
6
9

_
.
76
19
5r
39
_
5

15
15
9
2
1
1
1
_
_
6
4
2
2

23
10
13
12
_
“
1
1
1
-

65
5
60
19
37

65

100

63
7
12
40

70
5
13
24

48
1
lb
7

2d

67
16
51
8
7
8

207
8
199
9
36
129

233
53
180
18
14
64

162
57
105
27
16
33

151
85
t>
b
23
10
20

233
56
177
122
12
11

82
31
51
34
_

77
7
70
7
63

94
3
91
_
89

24
3
21
5
16

37
37
_
33

15
2
13
2
9

11
9
2
2

3
3
3
-

49
14
35
30
5
22
3
19
10
“
8
1
7
7
-

339
8
331
9
10
286

250
7
243
20
1
200

45
1
44
10
2
15

34
13
21
8
5

43
15
28
2
_

8
8
8
_
_
_
_
-

31
14
17
17

42
11
31
10

29
5
24
10

116
24
92
4

7
3
4
4
_
"
12
12
-

3
1
2
2
10
7
3
3

9
9
9
_
8
6
2
2

14
4
10
_
_
2

36
14
22
.
9
6

48
—n
35
6
7
14

87
35
52
7
4
2

34
13
21
12
_
"
23
19
4
104
43
61
12
34
15

31
7
24
3
2
12

40
5
35
9
3

25
21
- — rr^
25
10
4
2
2
2
7
2

19
10
9
7
2
-

_

_

2
2
_
2

71
14
57
4
35

116
— n>
101
7
57

22
1?
5
3
_

22
5
17
15
-

-

9

9

42
17
25
5
18
1

57
29
28
26
2

-

90
43
47
6
27
3

47
32
15
3
8

-

65
20
1 --- 5
62
19
_
15
18
1
4

-

-

-

_

_

_

5

_

8

5

_

1

4

-

_
_
_
-

_

_
_
_
-

-

-

-

-

_
_
-

9

40
56
- “ T~
40
49
1
7
38
42

70
26

i~

60
37
23
2

1
1
1
_
_
11
-

11
9
2
7
5
2
2
-

_
-

_
_
-

21
6
15
14
1
-

9
6
3
_

4
4
4
_

_
_
_
_
_
_
13
7
6
6
-

-

_
_
6
6
_
_
_
_
_
"
3
3
7
6
1
-

.

_

_

-

_

-

2
2
2
_
_
_
"
_
"
5
3
2
1
1
1
-

_
_
_
_
_
_
.
.
_
_
_
_
_
_
i
i

-

-

_

_

"

-

-

-

-

_

.

-

-

6

Table A-l. Office Occupations-Continued
(A v e ra g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k ly h o u r s a n d e a r n i n g s f o r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n s s tu d ie d on a n a r e a b a s i s
b y i n d u s t r y d i v is io n , D a l la s , T e x . , O c to b e r 1 9 5 9 )
Avbbaqx
S e x , o c c u p a tio n , a n d i n d u s t r y d iv is io n

Number
of
workers

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNINGS OF—

$
W
eekly,
W
eekly.
hours 1 earnings1 30. 00
and
(Standard) (Standard) under
35. 00

$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
S
$
$
$
$
S
$
$
35. 00 40. 00 45. 00 50. 00 55. 00 60. 00 65. 00 70. 00 75. 00 80. 00 85. 00 90. 00 9 5 .0 0 100. 00 105.00 110. 00 115. 00
and
40. 00 45. 00 50. 00 55. 00 60. 00 65. 00 70. 00 75. 00 80. 00 85. 00 90. 00 95. 00 100. 00 105. 00 110. 00 115. 00 over

W o m e n — C o n tin u e d
M a n u fa c tu r in g ___
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g .
P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3
R e ta il t r a d e ___
F in a n c e 4 _______

661
136
525
151
26
310

40.
40.
40.
39.
40.
40.

O ffic e g i r l s __________
M a n u fa c tu r in g ____
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g
P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3
F i n a n c e 4 ______

293
82
211
32
135

39. 5
39. 5
3 9 .5
39. 5
39. 5

K eyp u n ch o p e r a t o r s

0
0
0
5
0
0

$
64.
71.
62.
76.
63.
55.

20

50
00
50
50
50
50

-

-

-

_
_

_
_

20
_
1
19

68
2
1
65
83
2
81
12
36

40.
40.
40.
39.

0
0
0
5

70.
67.
79.
59.

00
50
50
00

T r a n s c r ib i n g - m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s , g e n e r a l
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ______________________
F i n a n c e 4 _____________________________

388
364
299

39. 5
39. 5
39. 5

57. 50
57. 50
56. 00




.

_
_

_

_
_
_

_
_
_

_
_

“

-

-

-

308
122
186
31
22
102

198
56
1 42
25
9
44

211
92
119
60
18
14

1 08
30
78
27
3
13

129
41
88
35
14
15

307
183
124
51
5
18

203
103
100
45

1 20
86
34
11

118
92
26
18

36
22
14
4

20
13
7
5

_

_

13
13

17
17

24
22

12
6

41
6
35
9
1
15

28
18
10
5
2
3

18
9
9
1

15
11
4
1

7
1
6
6

_

_

_

3

2

-

"

-

"

-

-

-

76
22
54
6
17
7

61
23
38
2
3
22

37
18
19
2
1
11

31
11
20
4
5
"

19
3
16

8
7
1

23
1
22
5
4
-

_
-

4
_
4
4
_
-

_
_
_
.
_
-

.
_
_
_
_
-

2
_
2
2
_
-

15
6
4
2

8
7
5
1

17
17
13
2

17
16
11

6
6
2

4
4
4

-

_
_

_

-

-

“

44
4
40
2
7
19

226
22
204
15
38
74

177
52
125
18
21
69

187
51
136
11
25
68

272
67
2 05
24
26
142

11
T
11
1
10
-

20

105
10
95
33
3
43

295
35
260
32
9
80

355
68
287
62
22
127

358
121
237
64
8
95

362
207
155
68
24
42

_

_
-

_
“

_
-

_
-

3
-

7
7

_

2

52

_
_

_

_

54
4
50
2
31
5

81
4
77
5
18
20

39
5
34
4
7
8

96
25
71
11
13
19

_
-

6
25
1
24
2
-

_
-

_
-

-

_

_

2
-

24
-

13
1
12
1
6
-

_
_
_
_
_

_

5

-

-

2

52

_

8
21

-

-

_
-

5
“

74
22
52
9
1
21

13
13

12
12

3
3

3
3

_

-

_

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

"

“

.

_

-

-

'

S ee f o o tn o te s a t e n d of ta b le .

.

21
1
7
5

_
_
_

90
76
28
34

.

6

_

T a b u la tin g - m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ________
P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 ________
F in a n c e 4 ________________

_

6

_

00
00
50
50
50
00

-

3
3

-

_
_

65.
65.
65.
70.
63.
63.

-

-

00
50
50
50
50
50

5
0
5
5
0
0

_

-

4
1
3
3
-

_

_

71.
77.
66.
70.
t>2.
62.

39.
40.
39.
39.
42.
38.

3
2
1

5

6
16
16
16

_

_

_

5
0
5
0
0
5

436
132
304
45
49
89

15
10
5
5
"

1
_
1
1

-

_

■ 39.
40.
39.
40.
40.
38.

S w itc h b o a r d o p e r a t o r - r e c e p t i o n i s t s
M a n u fa c tu r in g ___________________
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g _______________
P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 ______________
R e ta il t r a d e __________________
F i n a n c e 4 _____________________

39
38
1
1
“

10
_
10
10

_

_

2,33 5
955
1,380
396
81
426

50
50
00
00
50
50

40
22
18
7
10

33
9
24
22

-

_
_

1
1
“

S te n o g ra p h e rs, g e n e ra l
M a n u fa c tu r in g ______
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g __
P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 __
R e ta il t r a d e ;
______
F i n a n c e 4 ________

59.
71.
57.
69.
51.
62.

18
3
15

3
1
2
_

_
_
_
_
-

-

_

0
5
0
0
5,
0

32
17
15
12
1
-

87
1
86
3
81

00
00
50
00
50
00

42.
39.
42.
40.
40.
40.

60
19
41
34
2
-

_

82.
85.
80.
90.
74.
78.

352
.59
293
34
91
56

78
27
51
27
6
10

1

5
0
5
0
5
0

S w itc h b o a rd o p e r a t o r s
M a n u fa c tu r in g ____
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g .
P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 -.
R e t a il t r a d e ____
F in a n e e 4 _______

73
25
48
22
1
18

-

39.
40.
39.
40.
40.
39.

92. 00
81. 00

121
28
93
16
9
68

_

2,02 6
583
1,443
282
199
603

40. 0
40. 0

92
5
87
3
2
78

_

S e c r e t a r i e s __________
M a n u fa c tu r in g ___
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g .
P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3
R e t a il t r a d e ___
F in a n c e 4 _______

163
78

70
5
65
2
3
52

-

51. 50
62. 00
4 7 .0 0
54. 00
45. 00

S te n o g ra p h e rs , te c h n ic a l
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g , __
_

68

-

12

3

3

9
9
3
5

51
51
51

92
87
71

84
71
70

78
76
55

36
33
19

_

_
-

_

_

-

1

-

-

_
9

_
-

17
5

.

_
56
23
33
5

_

_
_

-

-

26
4
22
5

57
19
38
23
3
6

_

10

15
13
2

2

9
-

2
_
_
_

-

9
-

-

_
_

_

_
_

_
_
_
_

_

22

25
8

_
_
_
_
-

3
1
2

_
_

14
-

13
"

2

_

_

_

.

_

_

_
_
_
_

_
_
_
_

_
_
_
_

_
_
_
_

_
_

2
_

1
1

3
1

_

_

-

-

2
2

2
2

-

_
"

_
_

5
4
3
-

1

_

_

_

_

_

_
_

_
_

"

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

-

_

-

'

_

_

‘

'

7

Table A -l. Office Occupations-Continued
(A v e ra g e s tr a i g h t - t i m e w e e k ly h o u r s a n d e a r n i n g s f o r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n s s tu d ie d on a n a r e a b a s i s
by i n d u s t r y d iv is io n , D a l la s , T e x . , O c to b e r 1 9 5 9 )
Atkbaok
Number
of
workers

S e x , o c c u p a tio n , a n d i n d u s t r y d i v is io n

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNINGS OF—

$
WeeklyWeekly
hours 1 earnings1 3 0 . 0 0
(Standard) (Standard) u a n d r
nde
3 5. 00

W o m e n — C o n tin u e d
908
257
6 51
138
59
354

39.
40.
39.
40.
41.
38.

5
0
5
0
5
5

4*
<
P
63.
6 7.
62.
66.
64.
60.

50
00
00
00
00
50

T y p i s ts , c l a s s B ---- ----------- --- _ -------------------------------- 1 ,6 6 8
M a n u f a c t u r i n g ___________________ _______ ___________
287
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g _____ ____ _____ __ ____ _ __ 1 ,3 8 1
P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 _____________ _____ __ _ „ __
98
R e ta il t r a d e ___
__________________ ____ __
130
F i n a n c e * ---------------------------------------------------------------8 79

39.
40.
39.
40.
40.
39.

5
0
5
0
5
5

53.
58.
52.
55.
53.
50.

00
50
00
50
00
00

T y p i s ts , c l a s s A ________________________________________
M a n u fa c tu r in g ---- ------- ------------------ __ ____ ____
N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g _________ _______ _ ______
_ „
P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 __________________________________
R e t a il t r a d e
____ ____ „ — „ _ __ ________
F in a n e e 4 _ ------------ _ __________________ „ _____

1
2
3
4

$
$
$
3 5. 00 4 0. 00 4 5 . 00

$
5 0 . 00

$
55. 00

$
6 0 . 00

$
6 5 . 00

$
$
7 0. 0 0. 7 5. 00

$
8 0. 00

4 0. 00

5 5. 00

o 0. 0 0

65. 00

70. 00

7 5. 00

8 0. 00

8 5. 00

_
_
_
_
_
_
_

4 5 .0 0

50. 00

$
$
$
$
$
$
$
8 5 . 0 0 9 0 . 00 9 5 . 0 0 1 00 . 00 1 05 . 0 0 1 1 0 . 00 1 1 5 . 0 0
a nd
9 0 . 00 9 5 . 00 1 0 0 . 0 0 1 0 5 . 0 0 1 1 0 . 0 0 1 1 5 . 0 0 o v e r

_

_

135
22
113
3
1
83

125
15
1 10
12
6
75

265
72
193
55
18
82

187
80
107
34
22
43

76
27
49
21
3
21

45
7
38
13
3
20

38
25
13
_
_
9

1
1
_
-

4
4
_
_
_
-

4
4
_
_
-

1
.
1
_
1
-

"

26
26
_
5
20

222
16
206
10
24
1 <2

428
42
386
13
18
325

378
68
310
33
24
194

3 74
33
341
23
47
139

123
44
79
8
4
32

77
48
29
5
11
13

42
28
14
1
4

15
4
11
2
_

2
2
_
_

2
2
2
-

1
1
1
_

1
_
11

_

-

-

-

_
_
_

_

_
_
_
_

-

2
2
_
1
1

_

_
_

_
_
_
-

-

-

2
2

_

_

_
_

_
_
_
_

-

-

_
.

.

_
_

_
_

_

_

_
_
_
_

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-

S ta n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t th e w o rk w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p lo y e e s r e c e i v e t h e i r r e g u l a r s tr a i g h t - t i m e s a l a r i e s a n d th e e a r n i n g s c o r r e s p o n d to t h e s e w e e k ly h o u r s .
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r ib u t e d a s fo llo w s: 4 7 a t $ 1 1 5 to $ 1 2 5 ; 4 9 a t $ 1 2 5 to $ 1 3 5 ; 31 a t $ 1 3 5 to $ 1 4 5 ; 13 a t $ 1 4 5 a n d o v e r .
T r a n s p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n ic a tio n , a n d o t h e r p u b lic u t i l i t i e s .
F in a n c e , i n s u r a n c e , a n d r e a l e s t a t e .

Table A-2. Professional and Technical Occupations
(A v e ra g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k ly h o u r s a n d e a r n in g s fo r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n s s tu d ie d on a n a r e a b a s is
b y i n d u s t r y d iv is io n , D a l la s , T e x . , O c to b e r 1 9 5 9 )

Avxbaqk
Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
w
orkers

Men
D raftsm en , l e a d e r -------------------------M anufacturing
--------------------------Nonmanufacturing ___________________
D raftsm en , sen ior ---------------------------M anufacturing -----------------------------N on m an ufactu rin g------------------------Public u tilities 2 ----- __ ----------D raftsm en , junior ______________________
M an u factu rin g _________ _______ —
N on m an ufacturin g___________________
Public u tilities 2 ----- --------------T r a c e r s ------------ --------------------------Women

103
38
65
342
245
97
26
272
140
132
37
62

N u rse s, in d u strial ( r e g i s t e r e d ) ----------M an u factu rin g------------ ---------------

79
59

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNINGS O
F-

1
s
S
$
$
1
$
|$
I
s
|$
$
$
|$
$
$
$
$
.
!S
$
$
$
s
I
s
W
eekly
W
eekly
hours 1 earnings 1 50. 00 55. 00 60. 00 65. 00 70. 00 75. 00 80. 00 85. 00190. 00 95.00 100.00 105.00 110.00 115.00jl20.00il25.00 130.00! 135.00i 140.00 145.00 150.00 155.00
(Standard) (Standard) and
and
??.do r 60. 00 65. 00 70. 00 75. 00 80. 00 85. 00 90. 00 95. 00 100.00 105.00 110.00 115.00 120. o Jl2 5 .0 0 130.Ooi 135.00! 140.00 145.00 150.00 155.00 over
eo
4 1 .0
4 0 .0
41. 5
40. 0
40. 0
4 1 .0
40. 0
40. 5
■ "■ "46.0
40. 5
40. 0
40. 0

$
131.50
111.50
143. 00
105. 50
102.00
115.50
111. 50
78. 50
8
76. 06
8 1 .0 0
8
64. 00 3 8
66. 00
2

40. 0
86. 00
4 6 .6 ' 86V5F

-

_
9
9
9
6

_
*
27
22
5
2
32

-

-

“

“

27
11
5
8

1
1
1
1
42
29
13
6
5

•
18
17
1
1
32
“TO—
12
3
8

9
5

11
TO '

13
12

16

-

-

23
23
37
25
12
3

1
1
23
19
4
4
26
9
17
1

33
32
1
1
28
l6
12
-

-

-

10
8

10
---- j —

6
6
_
46
37
9
2
15
15

12
11
1
32
19
13
3
2
1
1
"

-

-

-

-

4
"

6
2

8
7

2
2

3
3

8
7
1

1
!
1
38
24
14
1
i
!
-




r e l a t i n g to th e i n c lu s io n o f r a i l r o a d s .

2
1
1
22
10
12
7
-

25
18
7
1
1
1
"
1

21

-

-

-

1
1

3
3

2
2

-

8
13
“
"

j

1 S ta n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t th e w o rk w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p lo y e e s r e c e i v e t h e i r r e g u l a r s tr a i g h t - t i m e s a l a r i e s a n d tiie e a r n in g s c o r r e s p o n d to t h e s e w e e k ly h o u r s .
2 T r a n s p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n ic a tio n , a n d o t h e r p u b lic u t i l i t i e s .
3 In c lu d e s 2 w o r k e r s u n d e r $ 5 0 .
N O T E : S e e n o te o n p . 4

;

1
7
7
“
33
24
9
2
18
2
16

1
11
1 i 11
10 | 12
2
6
10
4
"
"
~
“
"
-

7
7
2
2
_
-

32
32
3
3
“
-

-

"
-

-

-

-

-

1
4
4
“
~
-

!

7
3
**
■
~
-

8

Table A-3. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r ly e a r n i n g s f o r m e n in s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n s s tu d ie d o n a n a r e a b a s i s
b y i n d u s t r y d iv is io n , D a lla s , T e x . , O c to b e r 1 9 5 9 )
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
O c c u p a tio n a n d i n d u s t r y d i v is io n

Number
of
workers

Average $
hourly i 1. 10
earnings
and

$
1. 2 0
-

$
1. 3 0

$
1 .4 0
-

$
1. 5 0
-

1. 6 0
-

1. 2 0

1. 3 0

1. 4 0

1. 50

1. 6 0

1. 7 0

$
1. 7 0
1 .8 0

$
1. 8 0
-

$
1. 9 0
-

$
2. 0 0
-

$
2. 10
-

1. 9 0

2. 0 0

2. 10

2. 2 0

_
-

2
2
-

3
3
"

11
1
10
"

_
-

7
7
-

3
3
1

4

-

_
"

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

8
6
2
-

4
4
-

31
3
28
10

4
4
-

8
8
-

6
6
6
-

2
2
.
2
-

1
1
1
-

9

12
12
12
_
-

33
24
9
2
2
-

38
38
16
4
17

24
13
11
.
-

67
76
53
68
44
53

*23
12
11
4
_
-

24
12
12
8
_

59
29
30
5
_

12
6
6
2
-

33
7
26
6
_
-

28
26
2
1
3
-

6
4
2
1
12
“

35
10
38
40
33

1
1
1

5
3
2
2

8
3
5
5
-

5
5
5
-

18

565
503
40

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

12
12
12
-

M e c h a n ic s , m a i n t e n a n c e ----------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ----------------------------------------

509
407
102

2. 4 2
2. 39
2. 5 2

1
_

2

2. 0 0
2. 0 5

_
_

8

70
65

_
_

10

O i l e r s ----------------------------------------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------------------------------------

_
4
-

-

-

-

1
1
1
1

P a i n t e r s , m a i n t e n a n c e -------------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------------------------------N o n m a n u f a c t u r in g ---------------------------------------P l u m b e r s , m a i n t e n a n c e -------------------------------------

117
64
53
47

2.
2.
2.
2.

_

_

-

-

-

-

T o o l a n d d ie m a k e r s -----------------------M a n u f a c t u r in g ----------------------------

208

2. 8 2
2. 8 2

-

“

C a r p e n t e r s , m a i n t e n a n c e --------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g ---------------------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ---------------------------------------R e t a il t r a d e ----------------------------------------------

131
67
64
29

—$
2. 4 6
2 .4 4
2. 4 9
2 .9 3

E l e c t r i c i a n s , m a in te n a n c e ------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g ---------------------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ---------------------------------------P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 --------------------------------------

228
140
88
41

2.
2.
2.
2.

E n g i n e e r s , s ta t io n a r y -------------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ---------------------------------------P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 -------------------------------------R e t a il t r a d e ---------------------------------------------F i n a n c e 4 --------------------------------------------------

_
-

42
56
18
43

307
1 17
190
68
35
55

2. 13
2. 33
2. 01
2. 08
1 .8 0
2. 11

H e l p e r s , t r a d e s , m a i n t e n a n c e ------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ---------------------------------------P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 -------------------------------------M a c h in is ts , m a i n t e n a n c e -------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------------------------------------

319
201
1 18
49
126
105

1.
1.
1.
1.
2.
2.

M e c h a n ic s , a u to m o tiv e (m a in t e n a n c e ) -----------M a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ---------------------------------------P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 3 -------------------------------------R e t a il t r a d e ----------------------------------------------

647

82

~ZU8

24
44
01
36

“

9
4
3
-

9

13
5
4
1

6

A ll w o r k e r s w e r e a t $ 3. 30 to $ 3. 4 0 .

3 T r a n s p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n ic a tio n , a n d o t h e r p u b lic u t i l i t i e s .
4 F in a n c e , in s u ra n c e , an d r e a l e s ta te .
5 I n c lu d e s 13 w o r k e r s a t $ 1 to $ 1 . 1 0.
6 I n c lu d e s 2 w o r k e r s a t o v e r $ 3 . 3 0 .
N O TE: S e e n o te on p. 4




r e l a t i n g to th e in c lu s io n of r a i l r o a d s .

$
2. 3 0
-

$
2. 4 0
-

$
2. 5 0
-

$
2. 6 0
-

$
2. 7 0
-

$
2 .8 0
-

$
2. 9 0
-

$
3. 0 0
-

$
3. 1 0
-

2. 4 0

2. 5 0

2. 6 0

2. 7 0

2. 8 0

2. 9 0

3. 0 0

3. 10

3. 20

$
3. 2 0
3. 3 0

1
1

9
b
3
1

5
5
“

20
14
6
6

32
25
7
2

8
5
3
-

5
1
4
2

3
1
2
-

_
-

3
3
-

_
-

2 16
16
16

4
4
-

5
4
1
-

10
10
"

17
15
2
-

22
16
6
1

31
25
6
6

27
3
24
24

10
10
-

20
20
-

7
7
-

_
-

19
17
2
-

9

29

9
2
_
7

29
8
3
10

6
1
5
1
3
-

10
1
9
3
6
-

19
6
13
3
2
8

11
8
3
1
2
-

23
21
2
1
1

44
27
17
1
12

2
2
~

5
4
1
1
-

1
1
"
_
_
-

17
3
14
14
_
-

_
-

7
7
-

19
3
16
11
_
-

15
14
1
-

67
64
3
2
_
-

16
16
11
11

4
2
2
2
20
20

7
7
7
1
1

4
4
-

2
2
13
11

_
11
7

_
3
3

_
5
5

_
3
3

_
10
10

_
5
5

>
-

70
5
65
64
-

32
5
27
26
1

24
24
11

41

10

13
2
11
10
1

19
18
1

46
8
38
38
-

101

19
18
1

142
2
140
114
26

23

37
35
2

29
16
13
10
3

29
29
27
"

7
7
7

2
2
-

-

2
2

5
1
4

18

21

28
17
11

63
63
-

40
37
3

83
79
4

63
63
-

15
15

7
6

4
4

11
11

10
10

6
6

9
9

3
3

48
9
39
_
-

25
12
13
_
-

26
22
4
_
-

5
2
3
_

35

3

4
4
_

64
4
_
"

4
3
1
8

12
12

4
4
1

6
33
2

5
5
-

3
3
-

19
18
1

-

1
1
10

5
5
11

_
2

2
2
-

-

19
13
6
7

-

-

-

-

1
1

2
2

1
1

1
1

11

16

28
28

16
16

38

40
40

8

20

13

2

-

-

-

-

13
-

2
1

2
2
2

-

_

-

_

_

-

_

“

~

“

“

“

“

“

1 E x c lu d e s p r e m i u m pay f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , a n d l a t e s h if t s .
2

$
2. 2 0
2. 3 0

-

4

3

4

6
1
1

38

34
4
_
-

11
8
3
3
19

19

29
29
29

10

-

7
7

11

4

16

3

98
98
-

35

_

-

38

_
-

8

4
4

8

-

1
1

20

9
Table A-4. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations
(A v e ra g e s tr a i g h t - t i m e h o u r ly e a r n in g s f o r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n s s tu d ie d on a n a r e a b a s is
b y i n d u s t r y d iv is io n , D a lla s , T e x ., O c to b e r 1 9 5 9 )

N ME O WR E SR C IV GS R IG T IM HUL E R INSO—
U B R F OKR E E IN T A H-T E O RY A N G F
O c c u p a tio n 1 a n d i n d u s t r y d i v is io n

E l e v a t o r o p e r a t o r s , p a s s e n g e r (m e n ) —
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g -------------------------------

Number
of
workers

$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Average $
hourly j 0 . 4 0 0 . 50 0 . 60 0 . 70 0 . 80 0 . 9 0 1. 0 0 1 .1 0
and
earnings
under
. 80
.6 0
. 50
. 9 0 1 . 0 0 1 . 10 1 . 2 0
. 70
_
“

_
-

8
8

22
22

-

71
71

-6
6

_

3
“

4

7

1

2

32
32

14
14

76
76

11

2
2

4
4

4
4

2
2

2
2

-

1
1

12
1
11
11

17
17
17

12
2
10
9

43

31

22 '
21

21
10
10

2
2

20
20

231
89
142
15
55
35

250

3 32
184
148
73
25

224

218
111'
107
93

40
23
17
5

28
24
4
-

32
24

1 50
1 45
5
-

26

8
8

1

16
10

2
1

-

5
3

3
3

-

-

2

97
74

2 ,9 2 5
1 ,0 5 6
1 ,8 6 9
3 29
5 93
515

1 .2 9
1 .5 6
1 .1 5
1 .5 0
1 .0 5
1 .0 8

7
7
-

757
TUB
6 49
90
118
230

1. 0 1
"173*
.9 5
1 .3 2
. 82
. 85

-

L a b o r e r s , m a t e r i a l h a n d lin g -----------------M a n u fa c tu r in g ------------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ------------------------------P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 4 ---------------------------R e t a il t r a d e ------------------------------------

3 , 159
1 ,5 2 6
1 ,6 3 3
881
485

1 .6 0
1 , 5o
1 .6 9
1 .9 6
1 .4 5

-

-

O r d e r f i l l e r s ------------------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g -----------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g -----------------------------R e ta il t r a d e -----------------------------------

1 ,4 3 7
521
916
283

1 .6 2
1 .8 5
1 .4 9
1 .6 5

-

P a c k e r s , s h ip p in g ( m e n ) -----------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g -----------------------------------N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------------rvera.iL t r a c e — —— —
— —

387
179
208
48

1 .4 1
1 .5 0
1 .3 4
1 .3 4

-

306

1 .4 6

R e c e iv in g c le r k s ------------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g -----------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g -----------------------------R e ta il t r a d e -----------------------------------

296
147
149
48

1 .8 7
T7U 9
1 .6 5
1 .6 9

_
-

_
"

_
-

_
-

4
4
-

2
2
-

S h ip p in g c l e r k s --------------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g -----------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g ------------------------------

287
1 54
133

1 .8 9
2 . 02
1 .7 4

-

-

-

-

-

-

J a n i t o r s , p o r t e r s , a n d c le a n e r s
( w o m e n ) ------------------------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g ------------------------------------P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 4 ----------------------------

S e e fo o tn o te s a t e n d of t a b le .




16

2

g

20

-

5
-

154

21
133
75
23

2 .4 0

2 . 50

2 . 60 2 . 70 2 . 80 2 . 9 0

over

2
2

-

48
48
-

1 . 9 0 2 . 00 2 . 10 2 . 2 0 2 . 3 0

1
1

1 .9 0
2 . IT
1 .4 8
1 .5 6

9
9
-

1 .8 0

“

323
215
108
80

J a n i t o r s , p o r t e r s , an d c le a n e r s
( m e n ) ----------------- : ---------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g -----------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g -----------------------------P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 4 ---------------------------

1. 70

3
3

-

-

1 .6 0

2
2

.9 1
.9 1
.9 8

70
4
-

-

104
104
£7
55

187
1 87
77
92

517
61
456

62

21

280

10
155
144

9

2
7

7
2
3 12

68

244
17
Q4
y*t

73

1

1 .5 0

10
10

228
226
109

-

1 .4 0

”

$ 1 .0 7
.9 4

G u a rd s ----------------------------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g ------------------------------------

1 .3 0

$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
1 .3 0 1 .4 0 $1 . 50 1 .6 0 $1. 70 1 .8 0 1 .9 0 $2 . 0 0 2 . 10 2 . 2 0 $ 2 . 3 0 $2 . 4 0 S2 . 50 $ 2 . 60 $2 . 70 2 . 8 0 $ 2 . 9 0
and

2
2

65
53

E le v a to r o p e r a to r s , p a s s e n g e r
( w o m e n ) ------------------------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g -------------------------------

1 .2 0

3

110
1 40
43
33
47

g

121
1 03

62
17
1Q

Q
7

5

5
3

3

24
4

3
3

;

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

9
9

1

41
41

85
85

-

-

11

-

" 11

-

T6

16

_
-

-

6

21
19

-

29
29
-

2
2

-

-

•-

-

-

-

1
1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

22
4

5

1

7

19
-

39
39

22
22

269
12

44
10
34
28

15

-

-

32
5
27
27

58

*

54
35
19
19

274
101
173
75

223
1 03
1 20
44
43

325
147
178
38
79

257
157
i o r " "72
154
85
62
52
65
26

215
137
78
52
6

246
157
89
80
9

1 28
no
18
8
10

115
56
59
8
49

23
13
2

269
80
189
89
95

1 78
71
107
107

74
55
19
13

79
79
79

252
40
212
212

8
8
-

28
4
24
24

-

_
-

-

-

"

60
10
50
43

110
9
101
23

204
33
171
21

1 70
30
1 40
17

89
26
63
6

84
36
48
5

143
T 5
1 08
8

63
55
8
1

50
10
40
14

109
375
71
55

68
64
4
-

208
113
95
81

26
22
4
-

4
2
2
~

8
6
2
"

14
R
-

12
12
-

6
6
-

-

-

-

1
1

17
16
1
1

50
29
21

27

6

1 36
31
1 05
18

19
2

51
19
32
15

23
13
10

6
6
-

9
6
3

16
3
13

22
2i
1

9
9
-

12
12
-

-

7
6
1

1
1

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

25

23
23
15

16

42

60

12
10
2
2

6
6
5

14
3
11
4

25
10
15
-

24
24
3

15
15
“

10
10
10

17
8

11
11
4

30
25
5
5

21
10
11

9

11
9
2
2

22
20
2
1

36
20
16
-

_
-

20
19
1
1

_
-

.
-

14
13
1
-

2
2
-

-

10
10

-

21
21

7
7

27
3
24

35
6
29

29
17
12

30
21

24
24

7
4
3

12
2
10

29
29

29
23
6

19
11
8

-

2
1
1

2
1
1

2
2

2
2

1 86
1 86
34
142

45
14

-

20
2o
-

160
153
7
’ 7

-

-

9
9
9

-

-

-

-

-

3

I
1
1
j
J
---------

-

21
q
7
12

2

11

8

g
6

3

133

9
2

9

‘

10

Table A-4. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations-Continued

0

$
Average , 0 . 4 0 *0. 5 0 $0 . 60
hourly
earnings a n d
under
.7 0
1 5Q - , 60

$

$

0 . 80 0 . 9 0

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
$
$
1 . 60 *1. 70 $ 1 . 8 0 1. 9 0 $ 2 . 00 $ 2 . 10 $ 2 . 20 * 2 . 3 0 * 2 . 4 0 $2 . 5 0 * 2 . 60 * 2 . 7 0 * 2 . 8 0 * 2 . 9 0

$

1 . 00 $1 . 10 #1 . 20 $1. 3 0 * 1 . 4 0 $1 .5 0

and

00
0

O c c u p a tio n 1 a n d i n d u s t r y d iv is io n

Number
of
workers

p *5
-j

(A v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r ly e a r n in g s f o r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n s s tu d ie d o n a n a r e a b a s is
b y i n d u s t r y d iv is io n , D a l la s , T e x . , O c to b e r 1 9 5 9 )

_ ^ 2 0 -L.P.Q. 1 , 1 Q JL liL 1 .3 0
.
10

1.-4Q _L_5Ql 1 .6 0

10
6

33

4

25
24

1
250
61
189

106
11

8

12

34

60

26

72
9
63

48
25
23

102
21

11

81

11

1

10

11
4

57

7

106

6
1

95

1 47
39
108

90

2

84

8

"

30

50

12
22

15

55

2

1

-

21

56

21

56

"

5
5
-

19
15
4

21

18
9
9
4

64

76
52
24
24

211

$ 1.88
1. 82
1 .9 3

R e t a il t r a d e ------------------------------------

39

l ! 80

T r u c k d r i v e r s 5 ---------------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------------------N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------------------P u b lic , u t i l i t i e s 4 --------------------------R e ta il t r a d e
---------------------------------

2, 640

1 .9 9
1. 85
2 . 01
2. 43
1. 5 3

_
"

-

"

-

-

10

79

13

"

-

"

"

-

14
14

120

1. 4 9
1 .5 0
1 .4 9
1 .5 0

10

37
37
24

1, 7 2 8
171
1, 5 5 7
1, 103
227

2 . 12
1. 79
2 . 15
2 .4 3
1 .4 4

-

-

-

-

-

-

55

"

"

"

-

-

T r u c k d r i v e r s , h e a v y (o v e r 4 t o n s ,
t r a i l e r t y p e ) -------------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g ------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g -------------------------

307

1 .9 9
2 . 03
1 .9 7

-

-

-

-

-

1 98

"

-

-

-

"

T r u c k e r s , p o w e r ( f o r k l i f t ) --------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g -------------------------------------N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------------------P u b l ic u t i l i t i e s 4 ---------------------------

6 25
356
269
175

1 .8 4
1 .8 5
1 .8 3
1. 85

T r u c k e r s , p o w e r (o t h e r th a n
f o r k l if t ) ------------------------------------------------M allU IaC uiring
N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g -----------------------------

207
44
163

2 . 11
2 . 30
2 . 05

W a tc h m e n -----------------------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------------------N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------------------R e t a il t r a d e ----------------------------------F i n a n c e 3 ----------------------------------------

271
124
147
50
36

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

S h ip p in g a n d r e c e i v in g c l e r k s ---------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------------------N o n m a n u fa c tu rin g -----------------------------

T r u c k d r i v e r s , lig h t (u n d e r
1 V2 t o n s ) -------------------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g ------------------------------N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------------R e t a il t r a d e ----------------------------T r u c k d r i v e r s , m e d iu m ( 1 V2 to a n d
in c lu d in g 4 t o n s ) ------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g ------------------------------N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------------P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 4 ----------------------R e t a il t r a d e ------------------------------

1
2
3
4
5

397
186

TU2

2, 238
1, 171
399
514

88
426

TW ~

9

1

_
-

_
-

-

-

-

14
14

94

2

102
15
87

92




213
36
177

11

21

1
1

8

95

-

6

21
43
38

57
43
14
g

1. 80 - 1 . 9 0

36
24

49

6

12
10
2

41
19

84
24
60
19

60
9
51
36

56
45

6

10

17

39
5
34
4

17
5

22

12

22

19
3
16

9

5

6

26
4

40

34

22

1

11

39
33

23
4

12

72
72
42
18

3
3
"

-

3

63
41

1 18
1 O0
18
18

22
15

8
8

11
6

-

-

"

49
33
16

2 . 00 2 . 10 2 . 2 0 2 . 3 0 2 . 4 0
21

6

13

-

8

6

9
9

40
40
24

26

11
15
15

g

g

5
4

1

94
187
4
37
90
1 50
4 4 i 14

76
44
32
5
27

62
7
55
53

1 34
78
56
51
5

38
34
4
3

16

8
2
6
6

2

-

2

14

26

1
2

23
.. 3

i 32
I
104
5
99

22
70

22
48

10
10

1

21

-

1

5

-

-

1

5
5

-

13
13
5
4

2
-

2
-

2

2

66

-

18
48
3
15

2
2

r e l a t i n g to th e in c lu s io n of r a i l r o a d s .

43
26
17
9
6

22
9
13

16
9
7

4
3

13

91
91

16

43

54
54
-

8
8

-

42

99
61
38
"

14
14
63
ll
52

1

2

2

5

4

-

-

_
-

16
16

-

_
"

-

15
15
"

12

4

5

5

-

-

12

-

-

4

_

1

6
6

3

-

23
19
4

6
6

_

-

'4
4

-

-

-

-

2
2

_
-

8
6
2
1

5

8

_
-

6

2

-

17
17
17

12

-

-

42
23
19
17

12

6

"

_
-

1

4

-

_
-

'l

9
7

"

-

22

34

7
7

22

-

4
4

34

12

-

-

-

18
18

27

4
4

20

16
16
"

-

1
6

27

10
6

-

22

-

2

"

3

11
2

-

4
4
_
"

835
5
832
832
"

16

12

26
23

-

20

99

74

21

857
19
838
832
-

2

1
1

20

47

2

-

54
51
3

23

15
15

"

7
5

1

2 . 60 2 . 7 0 2 . 8 0 2 . 90 o v e r

2
2

2

6
3

19

10
141
141
-

9

22
_
-

151

20
2

10
6

13

-

2
2

34
31
3

44
24

11
10
1
11
12
6

20

10
6
6

2 .5 0

2

28

D a ta l im it e d to m e n w o r k e r s e x c e p t w h e r e o th e r w i s e in d ic a te d .
E x c lu d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , a n d l a t e s h if t s .
F in a n c e , i n s u r a n c e , a n d r e a l e s t a t e .
T r a n s p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n ic a tio n , a n d o t h e r p u b lic u t i l i t i e s .
In c lu d e s a ll d r i v e r s r e g a r d l e s s o f s i z e a n d ty p e of t r u c k o p e r a te d .

N O TE: S e e n o te on p . 4

4

1

36
54
25
07

1. 7 0

-

7

4

-

-

22

"
_

-

_

-

-

11
A ppendix: Occupational Descriptions
The primary purpose of preparing job descriptions for the Bureau’s wage surveys is to a s s is t its
field staff in cla ssify in g into appropriate occupations workers who are employed under a variety of payroll
title s and different work arrangements from establishm ent to establishm ent and from area to area. This is
e sse n tia l in order to permit the grouping of occupational wage rates representing comparable job content.
B ecause of this emphasis on interestablishm ent and interarea comparability of occupational content, the
Bureau’s job descriptions may differ significantly from those in use in individual establishm ents or those
prepared for other purposes in applying th ese job descriptions, the Bureau’s field econom ists are
instructed to exclude working supervisors, apprentices, learners, beginners, trainees, handicapped workers,
part-time, temporary, and probationary workers.
O FFIC E

BILLER, MACHINE

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR

Prepares statem ents, b ills, and in v o ices on a machine other
than an ordinary or electromatic typewriter. May a lso keep records as
to billings or shipping charges or perform other clerical work inciden­
tal to billing operations. For wage study purposes, billers, machine,
are c la ssifie d by type of machine, as follows:

Operates a bookkeeping machine (Remington Rand, E lliott
Fisher, Sundstrand, Burroughs, National Cash R egister, with or with­
out a typewriter keyboard) to keep a record of b u sin ess transactions.

Biller , machine (billing machine)— U se s a sp ecia l billing ma­
chine (Moon Hopkins, E lliott Fisher, Burroughs, etc., which are
combination typing and adding m achines) to prepare bills and in­
v o ices from custom ers’ purchase orders, internally prepared orders,
shipping memorandums, etc. U sually involves application of prede­
termined discounts and shipping charges and entry of necessary
exten sion s, which may or may not be computed on the billing ma­
chine, and totals which are automatically accumulated by machine.
The operation usually involves a large number of carbon cop ies
of the b ill being prepared and is often done on a fanfold machine.
Biller , machine (bookkeeping machine) ~ U s e s a bookkeeping
machine (Sundstrand, E lliott Fisher, Remington Rand, etc., which
may or may not have typewriter keyboard) to prepare custom ers’
b ills as part of the accounts receivable operation. Generally in­
volves the sim ultaneous entry of figures on custom ers’ ledger
record. The machine automatically accumulates figures on a num­
ber of vertical columns and computes and usually prints auto­
m atically the debit or credit balances. D oes not involve a knowl­
edge of bookkeeping. Works from uniform and standard types of
sa le s and credit s lip s.




C lass A— Keeps a se t of records requiring a knowledge of
and experience in basic bookkeeping principles and familiarity with
the structure of the particular accounting system used. Deter­
mines proper records and distribution of debit and credit items to
be used in each phase of the work. May prepare consolidated re­
ports, balance sh eets, and other records by hand.
C lass B — Keeps a record of one or more phases or sectio n s
of a se t of records usually requiring little knowledge of basic
bookkeeping. P hases or section s include accounts payable, pay­
roll, custom ers’ accounts (not including a simple type of billing
described under biller, machine), cost distribution, expense d is­
tribution, inventory control, etc. May check or a s s is t in prep­
aration of trial balances and prepare control sh eets for the a c­
counting department.

CLERK, ACCOUNTING
C lass A— Under general direction of a bookkeeper or a c­
countant, has responsibility for keeping one or more sectio n s of a
complete se t of books or records relating to one phase of an e s ­
tablishm ent’s business transactions. Work involves posting and

12

CLERK, ACCOUNTING— Continued
balancing subsidiary ledger or ledgers such as accounts receiv­
able or accounts payable; examining and coding invoices or vouch­
ers with proper accounting distribution; requires judgment and ex­
perience in making proper assign ations and allocations. May
a s s is t in preparing, adjusting, and closin g journal entries; may
direct c la s s B accounting clerks.

C lass B — Under supervision, performs one or more routine
accounting operations such as posting simple journal vouchers,
accounts payable vouchers, entering vouchers in voucher registers;
reconciling bank accounts; posting subsidiary ledgers controlled
by general ledgers. This job does not require a knowledge of
accounting and bookkeeping principles but is found in o ffices in
which the more routine accounting work is subdivided on a func­
tional b a sis among several workers.

CLERK, FILE
C lass /4— R esponsible for maintaining an estab lish ed filing
system . C la ssifie s and indexes correspondence or other material;
may also file this material. May keep records of various types
in conjunction with file s or supervise others in filing and locating
material in the file s . May perform incidental clerical duties.

C lass B — Performs routine filing, usually of material that
has already been c la ssifie d , or locates or a s s is ts in locating ma­
terial in the file s. May perform incidental clerical duties.

CLERK, ORDER
R eceives custom ers’ orders for material or merchandise by
mail, phone, or personally. D uties involve any combination of the
following: Quoting prices to customers; making out an order sh eet
listing the items to make up the order; checking prices and quantities
of items on order sheet; distributing order sh eets to respective de­
partments to be filled. May check with credit department to deter­
mine credit rating of customer, acknowledge receipt of orders from
customers, follow up orders* to se e that they have been filled , keep
file of orders received, and check shipping in voices with original
orders.




CLERK, PAYROLL
Computes wages of company em ployees and enters the n eces­
sary data on the payroll sh eets. Duties involve: Calculating workers’
earnings based on time or production records; posting calculated data
on payroll sheet, showing information such as worker’s name, working
days, time, rate, deductions for insurance, and total w ages due. May
make out paychecks and a s s is t paymaster in making up and distrib­
uting pay envelopes. May use a calculating machine.

COMPTOMETER OPERATOR
Primary duty is to operate a Comptometer to perform mathe­
matical computations. This job is not to be confused with that of
sta tistica l or other type of clerk, which may involve frequent use of
a Comptometer but, in which, use of this machine is incidental to
performance of other duties.

DUPLICATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (MIMEOGRAPH OR DITTO)
Under general supervision and with no supervisory respon­
sib ilitie s, reproduces multiple copies of typewritten or handwritten
matter, using a Mimeograph or Ditto machine. Makes necessary adjust­
ments, such as for ink and paper feed counter and cylinder speed. Is
not required to prepare sten cil or Ditto master. May keep file of used
sten cils or Ditto masters. May sort, collate, and staple completed
material.

KEYPUNCH OPERATOR
Under general supervision and with no supervisory responsi­
b ilities, records accounting and sta tistica l data on tabulating cards
by punching a series of holes in the cards in a sp ecified sequence,
using an alphabetical or a numerical keypunch machine, following
written information on records. May duplicate cards by using the
duplicating device attached to machine. May keep file s of punch
cards. May verify own work or work of others.

OFFICE BOY OR GIRL
Performs various routine duties such as running errands,
operating minor office machines such as sealers or mailers, opening
and distributing mail, and other minor clerical work.

13

SECRETARY

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONIST

Performs secretarial and clerical duties for a superior in an
administrative or executive position. Duties include making appoint­
ments for superior; receiving people coming into office; answering and
making phone calls; handling personal and important or confidental
mail, and writing routine correspondence on own initiative; taking
dictation (where transcribing machine is not used) either in shorthand
or by Stenotype or similar machine, and transcribing dictation or therecorded information reproduced on a transcribing machine. May pre­
pare sp ecia l reports or memorandums for information of superior.

In addition to performing duties of operator, on a sin gle
tion or monitor-type switchboard, acts as receptionist and may
type or perform routine clerical work as part of regular d u ties.
typing or clerical work may take the major part of this worker's
while at switchboard.

posi­
also
This
time

TABULAHNG-MACHINE OPERATOR
STENOGRAPHER, GENERAL
Primary duty is to take dictation from one or more persons,
either in shorthand or by Stenotype or similar machine, involving a
normal routine vocabulary, and to transcribe this dictation on a type­
writer. May a lso type from written copy. May a lso se t up and keep
file s in order, keep simple records, etc. Does not include transcribingmachine work (s e e transcribing-machine operator).

Operates machine that automatically analyzes and translates
information punched in groups of tabulating cards and prints trans­
lated data on forms or accounting records; s e ts or adjusts machine;
does simple wiring of plugboards according to estab lish ed practice
or diagrams; places cards to be tabulated in feed magazine and starts
machine. May file cards after they are tabulated. May, in addition,
operate auxiliary machines.

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
STENOGRAPHER, TECHNICAL
Primary duty is to take dictation from one or more persons,
either in shorthand or by Stenotype or similar machine, involving a
varied technical or sp ecia lized vocabulary such as in legal briefs or
reports on scien tific research and to transcribe this dictation on a
typewriter. May also type from written copy. May a lso se t up and keep
file s in order, keep simple records, etc. Does not include transcribing-

Primary duty is to transcribe dictation involving a normal
routine vocabulary from transcribing-machine records. May a lso type
from written copy and do simple clerical work. Workers transcribing
dictation involving a varied technical or sp ecialized vocabulary such
as legal briefs or reports on scien tific research are not included. A
worker who takes dictation in shorthand or by Stenotype or similar
machine is cla ssified as1 a stenographer, general.

machine work.

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR
Operates a single- or multiple-position telephone switchboard.
Duties involve handling incoming, outgoing, and intraplant or office
c a lls. May record toll c a lls and take m essages. May give information to
persons who c a ll in, or occasion ally take telephone orders. For workers
who a lso act as receptionists se e switchboard operator-receptionist.




TYPIST
U ses a typewriter to make copies of various material or to
make out bills after calculations have been made by another person.
May do clerical work involving little sp ecial training, such a s keeping
simple records, filing records and reports or sorting and distributing
incoming mail.

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TYPIST— Continued

TYPIST— Continued
Class A— Performs one or more of the following: Typing ma­
terial in final form from very rough and involved draft; copying
from plain or corrected copy in which there is a frequent and varied
use of technical and unusual words or from foreign-language copy;
combining material from several sources, or planning layout of
complicated sta tistic a l tables to maintain uniformity and balance

in spacing; typing tables from rough draft in final form. May type
routine form letters, varying d etails to suit circum stances.

Class B — Performs one or more of the following: Typing from
relatively clear or typed drafts; routine typing of forms, insurance
p o licies, etc., setting up simple standard tabulations, or copying
more complex tables already se t up and spaced properly.

P R O F E S S IO N A L AND T E C H N IC A L

DRAFTSMAN, JUNIOR
(A ssistan t draftsman)
Draws to sc a le units or parts of drawings prepared by drafts­
man or others for engineering, construction, or manufacturing purposes.
U ses various types of drafting tools as required. May prepare drawings
from simple plans or sk etch es, or perform other duties under direction
of a draftsman.

DRAFTSMAN, LEADER
Plans and directs a ctiv ities of one or more draftsmen in prep­
aration of working plans and detail drawings from rough or preliminary
sketches for engineering, construction, or manufacturing purposes. Duties
involve a combination of the following: Interpreting blueprints, sk etch es,
and written or verbal orders; determining work procedures; assigning
duties to subordinates and inspecting their work; performing more dif­
ficult problems. May a s s is t subordinates during em ergencies or as a
regular assignm ent, or perform related duties of a supervisory or ad­
ministrative nature.

DRAFTSMAN, SENIOR
Prepares working plans and detail drawings from notes, rough
or detailed sketches for engineering, construction, or manufacturing pur­
p o ses. Duties involve a combination of the following: Preparing work­
ing plans, detail drawings, maps, cr o ss- sectio n s, etc., to sca le by use
of drafting instruments; making engineering computations such as those
involved in strength of m aterials, beams and trusses; verifying com­
pleted work, checking dim ensions, materials to be used, and quantities;




DRAFTSMAN, SENIOR— Continued
writing specifications; making adjustments or changes in drawings or
specifications. May ink in lin es and letters on pencil drawings, prepare
detail units of complete drawings, or trace drawings. Work is frequently
in a sp ecialized field such as architectural, electrical, mechanical, or
structural drafting.

NURSE, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED)
A registered nurse who gives nursing service to ill or injured
employees or other persons who become ill or suffer an accident on the
premises of a factory or other establishm ent. Duties involve a combiner
tion of the following: Giving first aid to the ill or injured; attending to
subsequent dressing of employees* injuries; keeping records of patients
treated; preparing accident reports for compensation or other purposes;
conducting physical examinations and health evaluations of applicants
and employees; and planning and carrying out programs involving health
education, accident prevention, evaluation of plant environment, or other
activities affecting the health, welfare, and safety of all personnel.

TRACER
Copies plans and drawings prepared by others, by placing trac­
ing cloth or paper over drawing and tracing with pen or pencil. U ses
T-square, compass, and other drafting tools. May prepare simple draw­
ings and do simple lettering.

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M A IN TEN A N C E

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P O W E R P LA N T

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

FIREMAN, STATIONARY BOILER

Performs the carpentry duties necessary to construct and main­
tain in good repair building woodwork and equipment such as bins, cribs,
counters, benches, partitions, doors, floors, stairs, ca sin gs, and trim
made of wood in an establishm ent. Work involves most of the following:
Planning and laying out of work from blueprints, drawings, models, or
verbal instructions; using a variety of carpenter’s handtools, portable
power to o ls, and standard measuring instruments; making standard shop
computations relating to dimensions of work; selectin g materials n ec­
essary for the work. In general, the work of the maintenance carpenter
requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a for­
mal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

F ires stationary boilers to furnish the establishm ent in which
employed with heat, power, or steam. F eeds fuels to fire by hand or
operates a mechanical stoker, gas, or oil burner; checks water and safety
v a lves. May clean, oil, or a s s is t in repairing boilerroom equipment.

ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE
Performs a variety of electrica l trade functions such as the
installation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generating, d is­
tribution, or utilization of electric energy in an establishm ent. Work
involves most of the following: Installing or repairing any of a variety
of electrica l equipment such as generators, transformers, switchboards,
controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit system s,
or other transm ission equipment; working from blueprints, drawings, lay­
out, or other sp ecification s; locating and diagnosing trouble in the e le c ­
trical system or equipment; working standard computations relating to
load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment; using a variety of
electrician ’s handtools and measuring and testing instruments. In gen­
eral, the work of the maintenance electrician requires rounded training
and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or
equivalent training and experience.

ENGINEER, STATIONARY
Operates and maintains and may a lso supervise the operation
of stationary engines and equipment (m echanical or electrical) to sup­
ply the establishm ent in which employed with power, heat, refrigera­
tion, or air-conditioning. Work involves: Operating and maintaining
equipment such as steam engines, air compressors, generators, motors
turbines, ventilating and refrigerating equipment, steam boilers and
boiler-fed water pumps; making equipment repairs; keeping a record of
operation of machinery, temperature, and fuel consumption. May also
supervise th ese operations. Head or chief engineers in establishments

employing more than one engineer are excluded.




HELPER, TRADES, MAINTENANCE
A ssists one or more workers in the sk illed maintenance trades,
by performing sp ecific or general duties of le sse r sk ill, such as keeping
a worker supplied with materials and tools; cleaning working area, ma­
chine, and equipment; a ssistin g worker by holding materials or tools;
performing other unskilled tasks as directed by journeyman. The kind of
work the helper is permitted to perform varies from trade to trade: In
some trades the helper is confined to supplying, lifting, and holding ma­
terials and tools and cleaning working areas; and in others he is per­
mitted to perform specialized machine operations, or parts of a trade
that are a lso performed by workers on a full-time b a sis.

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR, TOOLROOM
S p ecializes in the operation of one or more types of machine
tools, such as jig borers, cylindrical or surface grinders, engine lathes,
or milling machines in the construction of machine-shop tools, gauges,
jigs, fixtures, or d ies. Work involves most of the following: Planning
and performing difficult machining operations; processing items requiring
complicated setups or a high degree of accuracy; using a variety of pre­
cision measuring instruments; selectin g feed s, sp eed s, tooling and op­
eration sequence; making necessary adjustments during operation to
achieve requisite tolerances or dim ensions. May be required to recog­
nize when tools need dressing, to dress tools, and to se le c t proper
coolants and cutting and lubricating o ils. For cross-industry wage study
purposes, machine-tool operators, toolroom, in tool and die jobbing shops
are excluded from this cla ssifica tio n .

MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE
Produces replacement parts and new parts in making repairs of
metal parts of mechanical equipment operated in an establishm ent. Work
involves most of the following: Interpreting written instructions and
specifications; planning and laying out of work; using a variety of ma­
ch in ist’s handtools and precision measuring instruments; setting up and

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MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE— Continued

MILLWRIGHT— Continued

operating standard machine to o ls; shaping of metal parts to clo se toler­
an ces; making standard shop computations relating to dim ensions of work,
tooling, feed s and sp ee d s of machining; knowledge of the working prop­
erties of the common m etals; selectin g standard m aterials, parts, and
equipment required for his work; fitting and assem bling parts into me­
chanical equipment. In general, the m achinist’ s work normally requires
a rounded training in machine-shop practice usually acquired through a
formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

are required. Work involves most o f the following: Planning and laying
out of the work; interpreting blueprints or other sp ecific atio n s; using a
variety of handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations re­
lating to s t r e s s e s , strength of m aterials, and centers of gravity; alining
and balancing of equipment; selectin g standard to o ls, equipment, and parts
to be used; in stallin g and maintaining in good order power transm ission
equipment such a s drives and speed reducers. In general, the mill­
wright’ s work normally requires a rounded training and experience in the
trade acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and
experience.

MECHANIC, AUTOMOTIVE (MAINTENANCE)
R epairs autom obiles, b u se s, motortrucks, and tractors of an e s ­
tablishm ent. Work involves most of the following: Examining automotive
equipment to diagnose source of trouble; d isassem b lin g equipment and
performing repairs that involve the use of such handtools a s w renches,
g au ges, d rills, or sp ecializ e d equipment in disassem b lin g or fitting parts;
replacing broken or defective parts from stock ; grinding and adjusting
v a lv e s; reassem blin g and in stallin g the various asse m b lies in the vehicle
and making n ecessary adjustm ents; alining w heels, adjustin g brakes and
ligh ts, or tightening body b o lts. In general, the work of the automotive
mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually acquired
through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
MECHANIC, MAINTENANCE
R epairs machinery or m echanical equipment of an establishm ent.
Work involves most o f the following: Examining machines and mechan­
ic a l equipment to diagnose source of trouble; dism antling or partly d is ­
mantling machines and performing repairs that mainly involve the use of
handtools in scraping and fitting p arts; replacing broken or defective
parts with items obtained from stock ; ordering the production of a replace­
ment part by a machine shop or sending of the machine to a machine shop
for major repairs; preparing written sp ecific atio n s for major repairs or
for the production of parts ordered from machine shop; reassem blin g ma­
ch in es; and making a ll n ecessary adjustm ents for operation. In general,
the work of a maintenance mechanic requires rounded training and ex­
perience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience. Excluded from this c la ssific a tio n are workers
whose primary duties involve settin g up or adju stin g m achines.
MILLWRIGHT
In stalls new machines or heavy equipment and dism antles and
in sta lls machines or heavy equipment when changes in the plant layout




O ILER
L u b ricates, with oil or g re a se , the moving parts or wearing sur­
fa c e s of m echanical equipment of an establishm ent.
PA IN TER, MAINTENANCE
Pain ts and redecorates w alls, woodwork, and fixtures of an e s ­
tablishm ent. Work involves the following: Knowledge of surface pecu­
lia ritie s and types of paint required for different application s; preparing
surface for painting by removing old finish or by placin g putty or filler in
nail holes and in terstices; applying paint with spray gun or brush. May
mix co lo rs, o ils , white lead, and other paint ingredients to obtain proper
color or co n sisten cy. In general, the work of the maintenance painter
requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a for­
mal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
P IP E F IT T E R , MAINTENANCE
In sta lls or repairs water, steam , g a s , or other types of pipe and
pipefittings in an establishm ent. Work involves most of the following:
Layin g out of work and measuring to locate position of pipe from drawings
or other written sp ecific atio n s; cutting various s iz e s of pipe to correct
lengths with ch ise l and hammer or oxyacetylene torch or pipe-cutting ma­
chine; threading pipe with sto c k s and d ie s; bending pipe by hand-driven
or power-driven m achines; assem bling pipe with couplings and fastenin g
pipe to hangers; making standard shop computations relating to p ressu re s,
flow, and siz e of pipe required; making standard te s ts to determine
whether finished p ip es meet sp e cific atio n s. In general, the work of the
maintenance pipefitter requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and ex­
perience. Workers primarily engaged in installing and repairing building
sanitation or heating systems are excluded.

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TOOL AND DIE MAKER

PLUM BER, MAINTENANCE
K eeps the plumbing system of an establishm ent in good order.
Work involves: Knowledge of sanitary codes regarding in stallation of
vents and traps in plumbing system ; in stallin g or repairing pipes and
fixtures; opening clogged drains with a plunger or plumber’ s snake. In
general, the work of the maintenance plumber requires rounded training
and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equiv­
alent training and experience.
SHEET-M ETAL WORKER, MAINTENANCE
F a b ric a te s, in sta lls, and maintains in good repair the sheetmetal equipment and fixtures (such a s machine guards, grease pan s,
sh e lv es, lock ers, tanks, ventilators, ch utes, ducts, metal roofing) of an
establishm ent. Work involves most of the following: Planning and lay­
ing out a ll types of sheet-m etal maintenance work from blueprints, m odels,
or other sp ecific atio n s; settin g up and operating a ll availab le types of
sheet-metal-working m achines; using a variety of handtools in cutting,
bending, forming, shaping, fitting, and assem b lin g; in stallin g sheetmetal a rtic le s a s required. In general, the work of the maintenance
sheet-m etal worker requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and
experience.

(Die maker; jig maker; tool maker; fixture maker; gauge maker)
Constructs and repairs machine-shop to o ls, gau ges, jig s , fix­
tures or dies for forgings, punching and other metal-forming work. Work
involves most of the following: Planning and laying out of work from
m odels, blueprints, drawings, or other oral and written sp ecific atio n s;
usin g a variety of tool and die maker’ s handtools and precision m eas­
uring instruments, understanding of the working properties of common
m etals and a llo y s; settin g up and operating of machine tools and related
equipment; making n ecessary shop computations relating to dim ensions
of work, sp e e d s, feed s, and tooling of m achines; heattreating of metal
parts during fabrication a s well a s of finished tools and dies to achieve
required q u a litie s; working to c lo se to leran ces; fitting and assem bling
of parts to prescribed tolerances and allow an ces; selectin g appropriate
m aterials, to ols, and p ro c e sse s. In general, the tool and die maker’ s
work requires a rounded training in m achine-shop and toolroom practice
usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training
and experience.
For cross-industry wage study purposes, tool and die makers
in tool and die jobbing shops are excluded from this c la ssific a tio n .

C U S T O D IA L A N D M A T E R IA L M O V E M E N T
ELEVATO R OPERATOR, PASSEN GER

JANITOR, PO R TER , OR C LEA N ER — Continued

Transports p assen gers between floors of an office building,
apartment house, department store, hotel or sim ilar establish m en t.
Workers who operate elevators in conjunction with other duties such a s
those of starters and janitors are excluded.

or other establishm ent. Duties involve a combination of the following:
Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and polishing floors; removing ch ips,
trash, and other refu se; dusting equipment, furniture, or fix tu re s;p o lish ­
ing metal fixtures or trimmings; providing su p p lies and minor mainte­
nance s e rv ic e s; cleaning lav atories, show ers; en d .res tro th s. Workers
who sp e c ializ e in window washing are excluded.

GUARD
Performs routine police d u ties, either a t fixed post or on tour,
maintaining order, using arms or force where w e e s s a r y . Includes gate -

men who are stationed at gate and check auMmentity of employees and
other persons entering.
JANITOR, PO R TER , OR CLEA N ER
(Sweeper; charwoman; ja n itre ss)
C lean s and k eep s in an orderly- condition factory working areas
and washrooms, or prem ises of an office, apartment house, or commercial




LA BO RER, MATERIAL HANDLING
(Loader and unloader; handler and stack er; sh elver; trucker; s ta g e r
man or stock helper; warehouseman or w arehouse helper)
A worker employed in a warehouse, manufacturing plant, store,
or other establishm ent whose duties involve one or more of the following: Loading and unloading various m aterials and merchandise on or

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LA BO RER , MATERIAL HANDLING— Continued
from freight c a r s, trucks, or other transporting d e v ic e s; unpacking, shelv­
ing, or placin g m aterials or merchandise in proper storage location; trans­
porting m aterials or merchandise by hand truck, car, or wheelbarrow.
Longshoremen, who load and unload ships are excluded.
ORDER F IL L E R
(Order picker; stock selector; warehouse stockman)
F ills shipping or transfer orders for finished goods from stored
merchandise in accordance with sp ecificatio n s on s a le s s lip s , custom ers*
orders, or other instructions. May, in addition to fillin g orders and indi­
cating items filled or omitted, keep records of outgoing orders, requ isi­
tion additional stock, or report short su p p lies to supervisor, and perform
other related duties.

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING C L E R K — Continued
For wage study purposes, workers are c la s s ifie d a s follow s:

Receiving clerk
Shipping clerk
Shipping and receiving clerk
TRUCKDRIVER
D rives a truck within a city or industrial area to transport ma­
te ria ls, m erchandise, equipment, or men between various types of e sta b ­
lishm ents such a s : Manufacturing plan ts, freight depots, w arehouses,
w holesale and retail establish m en ts, or between retail establishm ents
and custom ers* houses or p la c e s of b u sin e ss. May a ls o load or unload
truck with or without helpers, make minor m echanical repairs, and keep
truck in good working order. Driver-salesmen and over-the-road drivers
are excluded.

PA CK ER, SHIPPING
P repares finished products for shipment or storage by placing
them in shipping containers, the sp ecific operations performed being
dependent upon the type, s iz e , and number of units to be packed, the
type of container employed, and method of shipment. Work requires the
placin g of item s in shipping containers and may involve one or more of
the following: Knowledge of various items of stock in order to verify
content; selectio n of appropriate type and siz e of container; inserting
enclosures in container; using excelsio r or other m aterial to prevent
breakage or dam age; closin g and sealin g container; applying la b e ls or
entering identifying data on container. Packers who also make wooden
boxes or crates are excluded.
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING C LER K
Prepares merchandise for shipment, or receiv es and is respon­
sib le for incoming shipments of merchandise or other m aterials. Shipping
work involves: A knowledge of shipping procedures, p ractices, routes,
availab le means of transportation and ra te s; and preparing records of the
goods shipped, making up b ills of lading, posting weight and shipping
charges, and keeping a file of shipping records. May direct or a s s i s t in
preparing the merchandise for shipment. Receiving work involves: Veri­
fying or directing others in verifying the correctness of shipments again st
b ills of lading, in v oices, or other records; checking for shortages and
rejecting damaged goods; routing merchandise or m aterials to proper de­
partments; maintaining n ecessary records and file s .




For wage study purposes, truckdrivers are c la s s ifie d by siz e
and type of equipment, a s follow s: (Tractor-trailer should be rated on
the b a s is of trailer capacity.)

Truckdriver (combination of sizes listed separately)
Truckdriver, light (under lV2 tons)
Truckdriver, medium (1% to and including 4 tons)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, trailer type)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, other than trailer type)
TRU CKER, POWER
O perates a manually controlled g aso lin e- or electric-powered
truck or tractor to transport goods and m aterials of a ll kinds about a
warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other establishm ent.
For wage study purposes, workers are c la s s ifie d by type of
truck, a s follow s:

Trucker, power (forklift)
Trucker, power (other than forklift)
WATCHMAN
Makes rounds of prem ises periodically in protecting property
again st fire, theft, and ille g a l entry.
* U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : I9 6 0 0 — 538347

Occupational Wage Surveys

Occupational wage surveys are being conducted in 60 major labor markets during late 1959 and early I960. T hese bulletin s, when a v a ila ­
ble, may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing O ffice, Washington 25, D. C ., or from any of the B L S
regional s a le s offices shown below.
A summary bulletin containing data for a ll labor m arkets, combined with additional a n aly sis will be issu e d early in 1961.








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