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Occupational Wage Survey
ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-EASTON,
PENNSYLVANIA-NEW JER S EY
FEBRUARY 1961

Bulletin No. 1285-47




UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT O F LABOR
Arthur J. Goldberg, Secretary
BUREAU O F LA BO R ST A T IST IC S
Ewan C la g u e , Com m issioner




Occupational Wage Survey
ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-EASTON,
PENNSYLVANIA-NEW JERSEY




FEBRUARY 1961

Bulletin No. 1285-47
A p ril 1961

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT O F LABOR
Arthur J. Goldberg, Secretary
BUREAU O F LA B O R ST A T IST IC S
Ewan C la g u e , Com m issioner

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Contents

Preface

Page
The Community Wage Survey Program
The Bureau of Labor Statistics regularly conducts
areawide wage surveys in a number of important industrial
centers. The studies, made from late fall to early spring,
relate to occupational earnings and related supplementary
benefits. A preliminary 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 consolidated
analytical bulletin summarizing the results of all of the
year’s surveys is issued after completion of the final area
bulletin for the current round of surveys.




report was prepared in the Bureau’ s regional
York, N. Y. , by Elliot A. Browar, under the
Frederick W. Mueller, Assistant Regional
Wages and Industrial Relations.

1
3

Tables:

1.
2.

A:

Establishments and workers within scope of su rv e y -----------------Percents of increase in standard weekly salaries and
straight-time hourly earnings for selected occupational
groups -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Occupational earnings:*
A - 1. Office occupations -------------------------------------------A -2 . Professional and technical occupations ---------A - 3. Maintenance and powerplant occupations ------A -4 . Custodial and material movement occupations

Appendix:

Occupational descriptions------------------------------------------------------

* NOTE: Similar tabulations for these and other items,
including data on establishment practices and supplemen­
tary wage provisions, are available in the AllentownBethlehem—
Easton area reports for May 1952 and March
I960.
A directory indicating date of study and the price
of this report, as well as reports for other major areas,
is available upon request.
A current report on occupational earnings and
supplementary wage practices in the Allentown—
Bethlehem—
Easton area is also available for synthetic textiles (August
I960).

2
2

v O [ " - 00

This
office in New
direction of
Director for

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

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Occupational Wage Survey—Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J.
Introduction

T h is a r e a is one o f s e v e r a l im p orta n t in d u str ia l c e n t e r s in
w h ich the U. S. D ep a rtm en t o f L a b or*s B u rea u o f L a b o r S ta tistics
con d u cts s u r v e y s o f o c cu p a tio n a l e a rn in g s and r e la te d w ag e b e n e fits
on an a r e a b a s is .
The b u lle tin p r e s e n ts c u r r e n t o c cu p a tio n a l e m p lo y m e n t and
e a rn in g s in fo rm a tio n obtain ed la r g e ly b y m a il fr o m the e sta b lis h m e n ts
v is it e d b y B u rea u fie ld e c o n o m is t s in the la s t p r e v io u s s u r v e y fo r o c c u ­
p a tion s r e p o r t e d in that e a r lie r study.
P e r s o n a l v is it s w e r e m ade
to n on resp on d en ts and to th o se re sp o n d e n ts r e p o rtin g unusual ch a n g es
s in c e the p r e v io u s s u rv e y .

In e a c h a r e a , data a r e obtain ed fr o m r e p r e s e n t a t iv e e s t a b lis h ­
m e n ts w ithin s ix b r o a d in d u stry d iv is io n s : M an u fa ctu rin g; t r a n s p o r ­
tation , 1 c o m m u n ica tio n , and oth er p u b lic u tilitie s ; w h o le s a le tr a d e ; r e ­
ta il tra d e ; fin a n ce , in s u r a n ce , and r e a l esta te; and s e r v ic e s .
M a jo r
in d u stry g ro u p s e x clu d e d fr o m th ese stu d ies a r e g o v e r n m e n t o p e r a tio n s
and the c o n s tr u c tio n and e x tr a c tiv e in d u s tr ie s .
E s ta b lis h m e n ts h aving
fe w e r than a p r e s c r i b e d n u m ber o f w o r k e r s a r e o m itte d a ls o b e c a u s e
th ey fu rn is h in s u ffic ie n t em p lo y m e n t in the o c cu p a tio n s stud ied to w a r ­
ran t in clu s io n . W h e re v e r p o s s ib le , se p a r a te ta bu la tion s a r e p r o v id e d
fo r ea ch o f the b r o a d in d u stry d iv is io n s .
T h e se s u r v e y s a r e con d u cted on a sa m p le b a s is b e c a u s e o f the
u n n e c e s s a r y c o s t in v o lv e d in su rv e y in g a ll e s ta b lis h m e n ts. T o obtain
a p p ro p r ia te a c c u r a c y at m in im u m c o s t , a g r e a te r p r o p o r t io n o f la r g e
than o f s m a ll esta b lis h m e n ts is studied. In co m b in in g the data, h o w ­
e v e r , a ll e s ta b lis h m e n ts a r e g iv en th e ir a p p ro p r ia te w eigh t. E s tim a te s
b a s e d on the e s ta b lis h m e n ts stu d ied a r e p r e s e n te d , th e r e fo r e , a s r e ­
latin g to a ll e sta b lis h m e n ts in the in d u stry g rou p in g and a r e a , e x ­
ce p t f c r th o se b e lo w the m in im u m s iz e studied.

O ccu p a tion s and E a rn in g s
The o c cu p a tio n s s e le c t e d f o r study a r e c o m m o n to a v a r ie ty
o f m a n u fa ctu rin g and n on m an u fa ctu rin g in d u s tr ie s . O ccu p a tion a l c l a s ­
s ific a tio n is b a s e d on a u n ifo r m s e t o f jo b d e s c r ip t io n s d e s ig n e d to

1 Railroads, formerly excluded from the scope of these studies,
were included in ail of the areas studied since July 1959, except Balti­
more (September 1959 and December I9 6 0 ), Buffalo (October 1959),
Cleveland (September 1959), and Seattle (August 1959).




take a c c o u n t o f in te r e sta b lis h m e n t v a r ia t io n in d u ties w ith in the sa m e
jo b . (S ee a p p en d ix f o r lis tin g o f th e s e d e s c r i p t i o n s . ) E a rn in g s data a r e
p r e s e n te d (in the A - s e r i e s ta b le s ) f o r the fo llo w in g ty p e s o f o c c u p a ­
tio n s : (a) O ffic e c l e r i c a l ; (b) p r o fe s s io n a l and te c h n ic a l; (c ) m a in te ­
n an ce and p o w e rp la n t; and (d) c u s to d ia l and m a t e r ia l m o v e m e n t.

O ccu p a tio n a l e m p lo y m e n t and e a r n in g s data a r e show n fo r
fu ll-t im e w o r k e r s , i. e. , th o se h ir e d to w o r k a r e g u la r w e e k ly s c h e d ­
u le in the g iv e n o c cu p a tio n a l c la s s ific a t io n .
E a rn in g s data e x clu d e
p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r t im e and f o r w o r k on w ee k e n d s , h o lid a y s , and
la te sh ifts.
N on p rod u ction b o n u s e s a r e e x clu d e d a ls o , but c o s t - o f liv in g b o n u s e s and in ce n tiv e e a r n in g s a r e in clu d e d .
W h ere w e e k ly
h o u r s a r e r e p o r t e d , a s f o r o f f ic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s , r e fe r e n c e is
to the w o rk s c h e d u le s (rou n d ed to the n e a r e s t h a lf h ou r) fo r w h ich
s t r a ig h t -tim e s a la r ie s a r e p a id ; a v e r a g e w e e k ly e a r n in g s f o r th ese
o c cu p a tio n s h ave b e e n rou n d ed to the n e a r e s t h a lf d o lla r .

A v e r a g e e a r n in g s o f m e n and w o m e n a r e p r e s e n te d s e p a r a te ly
fo r s e le c t e d o c cu p a tio n s in w h ich b oth s e x e s a r e c o m m o n ly e m p lo y e d .
D iffe r e n c e s in p a y le v e ls o f m en and w om en in th e se o c c u p a tio n s a r e
la r g e ly due to (1) d iffe r e n c e s in the d is tr ib u tio n o f the s e x e s am on g
in d u s tr ie s and e s ta b lis h m e n ts ; (2) d iffe r e n c e s in s p e c if i c d u tie s p e r ­
fo r m e d , alth ough the o c cu p a tio n s a r e a p p r o p r ia te ly c la s s if i e d w ith in
the sa m e s u r v e y jo b d e s c r ip t io n ; and (3) d iffe r e n c e s in len gth o f s e r v ­
ic e o r m e r it r e v ie w w hen in d iv id u a l s a la r ie s a r e a d ju ste d on th is b a s is .
L o n g e r a v e r a g e s e r v ic e o f m e n w ou ld r e s u lt in h ig h e r a v e r a g e pay
w hen b oth s e x e s a r e e m p lo y e d w ith in the sa m e r a te ra n g e .
Job
d e s c r ip t io n s u se d in c la s s ify in g e m p lo y e e s in th e se s u r v e y s a r e u s u ­
a lly m o r e g e n e r a liz e d than th o se u s e d in in d iv id u a l e sta b lis h m e n ts to
a llo w f o r m in o r d iffe r e n c e s a m on g e s ta b lis h m e n ts in s p e c if i c d u ties
p e r fo r m e d .

O ccu p a tio n a l e m p lo y m e n t e s t im a te s r e p r e s e n t the to ta l in a ll
e sta b lis h m e n ts w ith in the s c o p e o f the study and n ot the n u m b er a c tu ­
a lly s u r v e y e d . B e c a u s e o f d iffe r e n c e s in o c c u p a tio n a l s t r u c tu r e am on g
e s ta b lis h m e n ts , the e s t im a te s o f o c c u p a tio n a l e m p lo y m e n t ob ta in ed
fr o m the sa m p le o f e s ta b lis h m e n ts stu d ied s e r v e on ly to in d ic a te the
r e la t iv e im p o r ta n c e o f the jo b s stu d ied.
T h e s e d iffe r e n c e s in o c c u ­
p a tio n a l s tr u c tu r e d o n ot m a t e r ia lly a ffe c t the a c c u r a c y o f the e a r n ­
in g s data.

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T a b le 1.

E sta b lish m e n ts and w o r k e r s w ithin scop e o f su rv e y and n um ber studied in A lle n to w n -B e th le h e m -E a s to n ,
'
by m a jo r in d u stry d iv isio n , 2 F e b r u a r y 1961
N u m b er o f e sta b lish m e n ts
Industry d iv isio n

W ithin scope
o f study 3

P a .— . J ., 1
N

W o r k e r s in e sta b lish m e n ts

Studied

W ithin scope
of study

Studied

______________________________________________________________

40 4

101

98, 000

55, 760

M an ufactu ring ____________________________________________________________
N on m anufacturing _______________________________________________________
T ra n sp o rta tio n , com m u n ication , and
oth er public u t i li t i e s 4 ____________________________________________
W h o le sa le tra d e 5 ___________________________________________________
R e ta il tra d e 5 _________________________________________________________
F in an ce, in su ra n ce , and r e a l e s t a t e 5 __________________________
S e r v i c e s 5* 6 __________________________________________________________

297
107

61
40

78, 700
19, 300

45, 750
10, 010

24
15
40
14
14

12
4
13
5
6

A ll d iv isio n s

7,
1,
6,
2,
1,

600
100
700
200
700

5, 030
260
2, 700
1, 090
930

1 The A lle n to w n -B e th le h e m -E a s to n Standard M e tro p o lita n S ta tistica l A r e a (L e h igh and N ortham pton C ou n ties, P a . , and W a r r e n County, N . J . ) .
Th e "w o r k e r s w ithin scope o f stu d y" shown in this table p rovide a rea so n a b ly a c cu ra te d e sc r ip tio n of the s iz e and c o m p o sitio n of the la b o r fo r c e
in clu ded in the su rv e y .
The e stim a te s are not intended, h ow ever, to s e r v e as a b a sis of c o m p a r iso n with other a r e a em p loym en t in dexes to
m e a s u r e em ploym en t tre n d s or le v e ls sin ce (1) planning of w age su rv e y s r e q u ir e s the u se of esta b lish m e n t data c om p iled c o n sid era b ly in advance
o f the p a y r o ll p eriod studied, and (2) s m a ll esta b lish m e n ts are exclu ded fr o m the scop e of the su rv e y .
2 The 1957 r e v ise d edition o f the Standard In d u strial C la s s ific a tio n M anual w as u sed in c la s s ify in g e sta b lish m e n ts by in d u stry d iv isio n .
M a jo r
changes fr o m the e a r lie r edition (used in the B u r e a u 's la b o r m a rk et w age su rv e y s conducted p r io r to July 1958) are the tr a n s fe r of m ilk p a ste u r iz a tio n
plants and r e a d y -m ix e d c o n c rete e sta b lish m e n ts fr o m tra d e (w h o le sa le or retail) to m an u factu rin g, and the tr a n s fe r of radio and te le v is io n b r o a d ­
castin g fr o m s e r v ic e s to the tra n sp ortation , com m u n ication , and other public u tilitie s d iv isio n .
3 In clud es a ll e sta b lish m e n ts with total em ploym en t at o r above the m in im u m -s iz e lim ita tio n (50 e m p lo y e e s ).
A ll ou tlets (w ithin the area) of
com p a n ie s in such in d u str ie s as tra d e , finance, auto rep a ir s e r v ic e , and m o tio n -p ic tu r e th e a te rs are co n sid e r e d as 1 e sta b lish m e n t.
4 T a x ic a b s and s e r v ic e s in cid en tal to w ater tra n sp ortation w e r e exclu d ed .
5 T h is in du stry d iv isio n is rep r e se n te d in e stim a te s for " a l l in d u s tr ie s " and "n o n m a n u fa ctu r in g " in the s e r ie s A t a b le s .
S ep arate p resen tation
o f data fo r this d iv isio n is not m ad e fo r one or m o r e of the follow in g r e a s o n s :
(1) E m p loym en t in the d iv isio n is too s m a ll to p rovid e enough data
to m e r it sep arate study, (2) the sa m p le w as not d esign ed in itia lly to p e r m it sep a ra te p resen ta tio n , (3) re sp o n se w as in su fficie n t or inadequate to
p e r m it sep a ra te p resen ta tio n , (4) th e re is p o ssib ility o f d is c lo s u r e o f individual esta b lish m en t data.
6 H o te ls ; p e r so n a l s e r v ic e s ; b u sin ess s e r v ic e s ; au tom obile re p a ir sh op s; m otion p ic t u r e s ; n onprofit 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 ite c tu r a l s e r v ic e s .

T ab le 2. P e r c e n ts o f in c r e a s e in standard w eekly s a la r ie s and s t r a ig h t -t im e hourly ea rn in g s fo r s e le c te d
occu p ation al grou ps in A lle n to w n -B e th le h e m -E a sto n , P a . — . J . , M a r c h I9 6 0 to F e b r u a r y 1961
N

O ccup ation al grou ps

O ffic e c le r ic a l (women)
In d u strial n u r se s (w omen) _______________________
S killed m ain tenan ce (m en) _______________________
U n sk illed plant (men) ______________________________

A ll in d u strie s

3.
4.
3.
2.

4
9
2
0

M an ufactu ring

4.
4.
3.
1.

0
9
1
6

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Wage Trends for Selected Occupational Groups

P r e s e n te d in ta b le 2 a r e p e r c e n ts o f change in s a la r ie s o f
w om en o ffic e c l e r i c a l w o r k e r s and in d u str ia l n u r s e s , and in a v e r a g e
ea rn in g s o f s e le c t e d plant w o r k e r g ro u p s.
F o r o ffic e c l e r i c a l w o r k e r s and in d u stria l n u r s e s , the p e r ­
cen ts o f change r e la te to a v e r a g e w e e k ly s a la r ie s f o r n o r m a l h ou rs
o f w o rk , that is , the stan d ard w ork sch e d u le f o r w h ich s t r a ig h t -tim e
s a la r ie s a r e p a id .
F o r plan t w o r k e r g ro u p s , th ey m e a s u r e changes
in s t r a ig h t -tim e h o u r ly e a r n in g s, e x clu d in g p r e m iu m pa y f o r o v e r ­
tim e and f o r w o rk on w eek en d s, h o lid a y s , and la te s h ifts . The p e r ­
cen ta g es a r e b a s e d on data f o r s e le c t e d k e y o c cu p a tio n s and in clu d e
m o s t o f the n u m e r ic a lly im p o rta n t jo b s w ithin ea ch g rou p .
The o f ­
f ic e c l e r i c a l data a r e b a se d on w om en in the fo llo w in g 18 jo b s : B i lle r s ,
m a ch in e (b illin g m a ch in e ); b o o k k e e p in g -m a ch in e o p e r a t o r s , c la s s A
and B ; C o m p to m e te r o p e r a t o r s ; c le r k s , file , c la s s A and B ; c le r k s ,
o r d e r ; c le r k s , p a y r o ll; k eyp u n ch o p e r a t o r s ; o ffic e g ir l s ; s e c r e t a r ie s ;
ste n o g r a p h e r s , g e n e r a l; sw itch b o a rd o p e r a t o r s ; sw itch b o a rd o p e r a t o r r e c e p t io n is t s ; ta b u la tin g -m a ch in e o p e r a t o r s ; t r a n s c r ib in g -m a c h in e o p ­
e r a t o r s , g e n e r a l; and ty p is ts , c la s s A and B.
The in d u str ia l n u rse
data a r e b a s e d on w om en in d u stria l n u r s e s .
M en in the fo llo w in g
10 s k ille d m a in ten a n ce jo b s and 3 u n s k ille d jo b s w e re in clu d ed in the
plant w o r k e r data: S k illed — c a r p e n t e r s ; e le c t r ic ia n s ; m a c h in is ts ; m e ­
c h a n ic s ; m e c h a n ic s , a u tom otiv e; m illw r ig h ts ; p a in te r s ; p ip e fi t t e r s ;
s h e e t-m e ta l w o r k e r s ; and t o o l and d ie m a k e r s ; u n s k ille d — ja n ito r s ,
p o r t e r s , and c le a n e r s ; la b o r e r s , m a te r ia l han dlin g; and w atch m en .

A v e r a g e w eek ly s a la r ie s o r a v e r a g e h o u r ly ea rn in g s w e re
com p u ted f o r e a ch o f the s e le c t e d o c cu p a tio n s .
The a v e r a g e s a l ­
a r ie s o r h o u r ly e a rn in g s w e re then m u ltip lie d by the a v e r a g e e m p lo y ­
m en t in the jo b du ring the m on th s in d ica te d in the title o f ta ble 2.




T h e se w eigh ted e a rn in g s f o r in d iv id u a l o c cu p a tio n s w e re then to ta le d
to obtain an a g g re g a te f o r e a c h o c cu p a tio n a l g rou p . F in a lly , the ra tio
o f th ese g rou p a g g re g a te s f o r the one y e a r to the a g g re g a te f o r the
o th e r y e a r w as com p u ted and the d iffe r e n c e betw een the r e s u lt and
100 is the p e r c e n t o f change fr o m the one p e r io d to the o th e r.

The p e r c e n t o f change m e a s u r e s , p r in c ip a lly , the e ffe c t s o f
(1) g e n e r a l s a la r y and w age ch a n g es; (2) m e r it o r o th e r in c r e a s e s
in pa y r e c e iv e d b y in d iv id u al w o r k e r s w h ile in the sa m e jo b ; and
(3) ch a n g es in the la b o r f o r c e su ch as la b o r tu r n o v e r , f o r c e e x p a n ­
s io n s , f o r c e r e d u c tio n s , and ch a n g es in the p r o p o r t io n s o f w o r k e r s
e m p lo y e d by esta b lis h m e n ts w ith d iffe r e n t pay le v e ls . Changes in the
la b o r f o r c e can ca u se in c r e a s e s o r d e c r e a s e s in the o c cu p a tio n a l
a v e r a g e s w ithout a ctu a l w age ch a n g es. F o r e x a m p le , a f o r c e ex p a n sion
m igh t in c r e a s e the p r o p o r t io n o f lo w e r p a id w o r k e r s in a s p e c ific
o ccu p a tio n and r e s u lt in a d ro p in the a v e r a g e , w h erea s a r e d u ctio n
in the p r o p o r t io n o f lo w e r pa id w o r k e r s w ould have the o p p o s ite e ffe c t .
The m o v e m e n t o f a h ig h -p a y in g e sta b lis h m e n t out o f an a r e a cou ld
ca u se the a v e r a g e ea rn in g s to d ro p , ev en though no change in ra tes
o c c u r r e d in o th e r a r e a e sta b lis h m e n ts .
The u se o f con stan t em p loy m en t w eigh ts e lim in a te s the e ffe c t s
o f changes in the p r o p o r t io n o f w o r k e r s r e p r e s e n te d in ea ch jo b in ­
clu d ed in the data.
N o r a r e the p e r c e n ts o f change in flu e n ce d by
changes in stan dard w o rk sc h e d u le s o r in p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r t im e ,
s in c e they a re b a s e d on pay f o r s t r a ig h t -tim e h o u rs.
In dexes fo r the p e r io d 1953 to I960 f o r w o r k e r s in 20 m a jo r
la b o r m a rk e ts w ill a p p ea r in BUS B u ll. 1 2 6 5 -6 2 , W ages and R ela ted
B e n e fits , 60 L a b o r M a r k e ts, W in ter 1 9 5 9 -6 0 .

A* Occupational Earnings

4

Table A-l. Office Occupations
(A verage stra igh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry d ivision, A llen tow n -B eth leh em -E aston , P a .- N . J. , F ebru ary 1961)
Average
Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Weekly t
(Standard)

Weekly
earnings1
(Standard)

N UM BER OF W O RK ERS RE CE IVIN G ST R AIG H T-TIM E W EEKLY EARN INGS OF-

!$
$
$
S
$
i
S
$
s
$
S
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
S
S
s
s
Under 40. 00 45. 00 50. 00 55. 00 60. 00 65. 00 70. 00 75. 00 80. 00 85. 00 90. 00 95 .00 100.00 105.00 110.00 115.00 120.00 125.00 130.00 135.00 140.00
$
"
and
under
40. 00
45 . 00 50. 00 55. 00 60. 00 65. 00 70. 00 75. 00 80. 00 85. 00 90. 00 95. 00 inn nn 105.00 110.00 115.00 120.00 1 25.00 130.00 1 35 00 140.00 nvp-r
1

1

1

Men

I
_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

4
1
3
-

_
-

13
1
12
~

6
2
4
2

10
4
6
1

7
5
2
“

10
6
4
1

14
4
10
10

11
5
6
6

6
6
6

1
1
1

18
11
7
7

_

.

_

_

_

-

1

-

-

1

1
-

6
6

15
13

12
12

9
9

8
8

_

"

4
4

-

1
1

_

_

.
-

1
1

2
2

12
12

_

-

2
2

-

5
1

6
4

3
3

1
1

1
-

82.00
84.50

_
-

3
3

2
2

3
3

8
8

6
3

4
4

1
1

1
1

10
10

40. 0
40. 0

125,50
125.50

_

-

3
3

-

-

-

-

-

8
8

-

-

-

-

1
1

3 9 .5
40. 0

101.00
105.50

-

5
5
0
0

$1 23 .5 0
136.00
95.50
107.00

_
-

58
55

39. 0
3 9 .0

100.50
100.50

_

C lerk s, payroll __________________________
Manufacturing -------------------------------------

76
66

40 . 0
40. 0

117.50
118.50

Office boys ________________________________
Manufacturing _________________________

52
44

3 9 .5
40 . 0

Tabulating-m achine op erators,
c la ss A ---------------------------------------------------Manufacturing --------------- ---------------------

39
39

Tabulating-m achine op erators,
c la ss B __________________________________
Manufacturing -------------------------------------

87
66

C le r k s, accounting, c la ss A ___________
Manufacturing ------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing ____________________
Public u tilities 3 ----------------------------

198
137
61
34

C lerk s, accounting, c la ss B ___________
Manufacturing _________________________

Tabulating-m achine op erators,
c la ss C __________________________________

39.
39.
39.
40 .

_
"

_

-

5
5
-

38
38
-

55
2 55
_

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

3
-

2
2

1
1

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

3
3

■
-

2
2

1
1

14
14

*1

-

-

1
1

_

1
1

_

.

-

-

5
5

5
2

1
*

1
-

2
2

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

-

4

5
4

5
2

11
11

3
3

4
4

7
7

_

-

20
20

_

-

20
8

_

“

7
6

-

-

-

-

-

2

4

8

5

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

32
32

4
4
_

7

0

37

38. 0

80.50

-

-

-

-

4

3

9

-

-

B ille r s, machine (billing machine) -----Manufacturing _________________________

57
43

39. 0
39. 0

55.00
57.00

_

4

13
9

4
2

28
25

4
4

3
2

1
1

_

_

-

-

-

Bookkeeping-m achine op erators,
c la ss A -----------------------------------------------------

68

38. 5

60.50

-

4

4

12

23

7

7

3

4

-

Bookkeeping-m achine op erators,
c la ss B __________________________________
Manufacturing ------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing ____________________

170
71
99

38. 5
38. 5
38. 0

53.50
58.50
4 9 .50

-

17
17

37
3
34

39
5
34

59
45
14

10
10

5
5

1
1

2
2

-

-

-

C le r k s , accounting, c la ss A ___________
Manufacturing -------------------------------------

70
57

3 9 .5
40 . 0

88.50
90.00

_

6
6

_

1
1

13
5

_

-

9
8

C lerk s, accounting, c la ss B ----------------Manufacturing _________________________

181
139
42

3 9 .5
3 9 .5
40. 0

66.50
70 .00
55.50

29
15
14

30
23
7

24
22
2

11
8
3

19
16
3

19
17
2

C lerk s, file , c la ss A _________________________
Manufacturing ____________________
___________

45
38

39. 5
39. 5

88.00
90.50

C lerk s, file , c la ss B _________________________
Manufacturing _______________________________
Nonmanufacturing ---------------------------------------

202
140
62

39. 0
•40. 0
37. 0

63.00
70.50
46 .50

Women

Nnnma nnfartnring

See footnotes at end of table.




-

_

_

_

-

"

-

_
-

_
-

15
4
11

_

_

_

_

3

_

"

-

-

-

-

-

6
6

29

14

29
22
7

13
12
1

19
19

1
1

4
4

-

5 29

-

14

_
10
1
9

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

.

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_
-

10
10

5
5

12
10

2
1

1
1

3
2

_

3
3

5
5

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

15
15

6
6

1
1

6
6

3
3

.

3
3

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

2
2

1
1

10
6

10
10

5
5

5
5

2
2

1
1

24
22
2

29
29

24
24

6
6

_

_

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

_
-

-

_

_

_
-

_

_
-

-

_

_

_
-

-

.

-

_

_
-

_

-

-

_
-

.
-

5
Table A-l. Office Occupations-Continued
(A verage stra igh t-tim e weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area b asis
by industry d ivision, A llentow n-B eth leham -E aston , Pa. — . J . , Febru ary 1961)
N
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNINGS OF-

Average
S e x , o c c u p a t io n , a n d in d u s t r y d iv i s i o n

Number
of
workers

Weekly,
hours
(Standard)

$
$
Is
;
$
$
s
S
;S
$
!s
Is
$
$
$
$
It
Weekly , U n d e r 4 0 . 00 4 5 . OOj 5 0 . 0 0 5 5 . 00 6 0 . 00 6 5 . 00 7 0 . 0 0 7 5 . 00 ; 8 0 . 00 8 5 . 0 0 ; 9 0 . 00
9 5 .0 0 1 0 0 .0 0 1 0 5 . 0 0 , 1 1 0 . 0 0 T 1 5 . o o! 1 2 0 .0 0 | 1 2 5 .0 0 ]1 3 0 .0 0 1 3 5 .0 0 1 4 0 .0 0
earnings
and
and
(Standard) $
under
I
4 0 . 00 4 5 . 00 5 0 . 0 0 5 5 . 00 6 0 . 00 6 5 . 0 0 7 0 . 0 0 7 5 . 0 0 8 0 . 0 0 ! 8 5 . 00 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 ,1 1 2 0 .0 0 : 1 2 5 " 0 0i l l 3 0 - 0 0 l l 3 5 .'0 0 1 4 0 .0 0 o v e r
.
.
1
!

W o m e n — C o n t in u e d
C l e r k s , o r d e r ________________________________
M a n u f a c t u r i n g ____________________________

1 93
189

39. 5
39. 5

$ 8 3 . 50
8 4 . 00

_

_

-

"

C l e r k s , p a y r o l l ______________________________
M a n u f a c t u r i n g ____________________________

1 84
163

3 9 .0
39. 0

6 3 . 50
6 3 . 00

_
-

7
6

44

39. 5

7 9 . 00

_

_

C o m p tom eter o p e ra to rs

__________________

i
!

1

12
10

18
18

10
10

5
4

"

36
35

23
21

30
29

23
23

_

6
r 4

6

10

3

21
10
11

9
5
4

8
r
2

5
5

46
46 j

17 S
m

8
4

7
s
--------- 6~t

12
io

i
------------- 1

2

i

22
16
6

—

12 !
12 j

40
40

9
--------- r \
|
—

2

|

2

1|

3 1

11
11

10 i
10

i “

3
3

8
8

!

4

'

_ ,

7 i
7
-

_

281
204
77
42

39.
40.
38.
40.

-

-

-

-

-

O ffic e g ir ls
___________________________________
M a n u f a c t u r i n g _____________ ____________

117
76

39. 5
39. 5

7 0 . 50
7 6 . 50

3

9
9

4
4

3
3

35
1

_

4

-

4

S e c r e t a r i e s _____________________________________
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 _______________________

623
477
1 46

39. 0
39. 5
37. 5

8 0 . 50
8 5 . 00
6 5 . 50

_
-

16
10
6

35
14
21

40
18
22

76
33
43

74

-

3
3

S t e n o g r a p h e r s , g e n e r a l ___________________
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 l i c u t i l i t i e s 3 _____________________

560
455
105
64

39.
39.
38.
40.

71.
7 2.
69.
84.

50
00
50
50

4
4

13
13

35
18
17

50
49
1

56
56
-

"

-

84
76
8
2

51
40
11
11

34 j
30
4
4

S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s _____________________
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 _______________________

114
57
57

39. 5
39. 5
39. 0

7 0 . 00
8 0 . 00
6 0 . 50

8
68

_
-

5
5

7
7

13
5
8

12
8
4

8
8

-

10
10

S w i t c 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 f a c t u r i n g ____________________________

115
1 02

39. 5
39. 0

6 0 . 00
6 0 . 00

_

_

17
17

31
24

16
- 15

15
12

13
13

6

T a b u la t in g -m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s ,
c l a s s C _______________________________________

17

39. 5

7 8 . 00

-

-

-

4

2

-

-

T r a n s c r ib in g -m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s ,
gen eral
_
_
__

5
0
0
0

0
0
5
0

81.
84.
73.
85.

00
00
00
50

-

-

-

-

7
7

—

21
11
10
5

-

8

22
10
12
12

53
53
-

8
8

7
6

29
29
-

7
7

16
13

13
13

4
4

'

. j

82
65
17

30
29
1

39
37
2

52
49
3
3

60
37
23
23

22
22
-

9
7
2

15
5
10

1
1

2
2

11
9

1

1

3

2

14

11

1

5

19
19

28
28

32
14

31
10

18
18

5

_

_

_

5

-

-

-

1

3

-

i

62

39. 5

8 0 . 00

____________________________

40. 0
40. 0

8 1 . 00
7 7 . 50

T y p i s t s , c l a s s B _________________________
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 _______________________

223
1 60
63

39. 0
39. 5
37. 5

6 2 . 50
6 7 . 50
5 0 . 00

-

-

-

_

_

-

- :

-

10 !
8
2

20
17
3

13 i
13
"

11
11
-

10
10
-

5
5
-

5
5
-

3
3
-

-

-

_
-

_
-

34
22
12
12

17
11
6
6

_
-

2
2

~

24
21
3

3
3

1
1

_

-

3

3

|

j
-

-

-

-

-

- '
-

-

-

-

I

_

_

_
-

15

3
3

4
4

5
5

13
13

;

13:
2

-

-

-

"

_

.

1

1
1
-

-

-

- 1

.
-

_
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

.

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

1
1

.

"

-

!

_

-

1

-

-

-

1

1

-

2

18

_

-

-

-

5
5

8
8

18
18

17
17

4
4

31
15

10

19
7

12
1

34
24

13
3

40
34

6

12

11

10

10

34
31
3

s 10

6

5
1

32
32

-

1
-

'

"

-

,

-

-

-

,

-

-

-

-

-

1------------i
-

4

j- - - - - - - - - - - 1- - - -

14
8

1 S t a n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t th e w o r k w e e k f o r w h i c h e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v e t h e i r r e g u l a r s t r 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 t o t h e s e w e e k l y h o u r s .
2 W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 35 at $ 1 40 t o $ 1 6 0 ; 11 at $ 1 60 t o $ 1 8 0 ; 9 a t $ 180 t o $ 2 0 0 .
3 T r a n s p o r t a t io n , c o m m u n ic a t io n , an d o th e r p u b lic u t ilit ie s .
4 W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 3 a t $ 1 40 t o $ 1 5 0 ; 3 a t $ 1 5 0 t o $ 1 6 0 ; 1 at $ 1 80 t o $ 1 9 0 .
5 A l l w o r k e r s w e r e a t $ 35 t o $ 4 0 .
6 A ll w o r k e r s w e r e at $ 30 to $ 35.




2
2
-

4
4

23
20
3
3

~

6
6
-

-

49
49

-

-

j

1

40
16
24
24

49
-------4 5 "
3

-

-

1

2
2
-

3
3
-

29
28
1
1

36
23 !

-

-

-

6

!

-

-

;

i

212
151

T y p is ts . c la s s A
M a n u fa c t u r in g

-

2
2

1

1
K e y p u n c h o p e r a t o r s _________________________
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 l i c u t i l i t i e s 3 ______________________

1
1

1
1

" i

-

,

1
1

1
1

-

- ,

4

17

_

7
7j

2
2

2
2

-

_

_

-

"

-

_

-

-

._

_

-

-

6
Table A-2. Professional and Technical Occupations
(A verage stra igh t-tim e weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, A llentow n-B eth lehem -E aston, P a .— . J . , February 1961)
N
A ve 1AQE
Sex,

o c c u p a tio n ,

and in d u s tr y d iv is io n

Number
of
workers

1

Weekly
hours
(Standard)

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNINGS OF

$
Weekly
U nder 7 5 . 00
earnings
and
(Standard) $
under
7 5 . 00
8 0 . 00

1

$
$
$
$
$
$
S
$
$
$
$
s
$
$
S
S
8 0 . 0 0 8 5 . 0 0 9 0 . 0 0 9 5 . 0() 1 0 0 . 0 0 1 0 5 . 0 0 n o . oo 1 1 5 . 0 0 jl 2 0 . 0 0 1 2 5 . 0 0 1 3 0 . 0 0 1 3 5 . 0 0 1 4 0 . 0 0 1 4 5 . 0 0 1 5 0 . 0 0 1 5 5 . 0 0 1 6 0 . 0 0 1 6 5 . 0 0 1 7 0 . 0 0 1 7 5 . 0 0
and
8 5 . 00

9 0 . 0 0 . 9 5 . 0 0 1 0 0 . 0 0 1 0 5 . 0 0 1 1 0 . 0 0 1 1 5 . 0 0 1 2 0 . 0 0 ll 2 5 . 0 0 1 3 0 . 0 0 1 3 5 . 0 0 1 4 0 . 0 0 1 4 5 . 0 0 1 5 0 . 0 0 1 5 5 . 0 0 1 6 0 . 0 0 1 6 5 . 0 0 1 7 0 . 0 0 1 7 5 . 0 0
|
1
r
|
i

|
M en

1

I

1

;
D r a fts m e n ,

le a d e r

______________________________

M a n u fa c tu rin g

D r a fts m e n , se n io r
M a n u fa c tu rin g

71
64

589
566

40. 0

i$ 1 5 2 . 0 0

_

_

_

_

_

_

40. 0

1 5 3 .0 0

"

“

“

~

~

-

3 9 .5
3 9 .5

1 1 9 .5 0
119.00

„

10

i1

10

4
4

13
13

!

1

_

46

17

64

46

16

64

!

ju n io r

M a n u fa c tu r in g

______________________________

344

40. 0

________________________________

337

40. 0

9 9 . 00
9 9 .5 0

31
30

23

33

51

23

33

49

53
51

34

15

34

13

8
8

61

48

j

61

34
33

40. 0
40. 0

9 6. 50
9 7 .0 0

_

_

4

7

6

12

1

3

1________
_

3

4

6

6

12

1

57
57

59
57

48

:
2

L

2

13

36
27

3

8

28

17

8

28

17

12

_

_

_

1

5
5

6

8

11

6

1

9

11

6

1

_

_

_

-

1________ i
_

1

11
11

6
6

14
14

-

-

-

10

10
*10

1

j

“

■i

1

12
12

10

8

6

9

i

5
5

I
1

1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which em ployees receive their regular stra igh t-tim e salarie s and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours.
2 W ork ers w ere distributed as follow s; 1 at $ 175 to $ 180; 7 at $ 180 to $ 185; 2 at $ 185 to $ 190.




■

1
1

9

!

12

3

9

9
2

l

2

18
18

37
26

|
j

;

_ _
_ _

!
1
!

3

W om en

N u r s e s , in d u s tr ia l (r e g is te r e d )
M a n u fa c tu r in g
_

!

3

1
D r a fts m e n ,

i
;

5

!

-

59
59

5

i

i

_

1

7
Table A-3. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A verage stra igh t-tim e hourly earnings for m en in selected occupations studied on an area b asis
by industry division, A llen tow n -B eth leh em -E aston , P a .— J. , F ebru ary 1961)
N.
N U M B E R OF W O RK EB S R E CE IVIN G S T R A IG H T-TIM E H OURLY EA RN IN G S OF—

O c c u p a t io n a n d in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n

Number
of
workers

Average
hourly ,
earnings1

$
U nder
$
1 .9 0

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 f a c t u r i n g _________________________________________

167
143

$ 2 . 67
2 . 71

278
268

2. 72
2 .7 2

6
6

E n g i n e e r s , s t a t i o n a r y ----------- ----------------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g ---------------------------------------------------------

83
79

2 .8 1
2. 82

-

$
2 . 10

2. 20

2 . 30

$
2. 40

$
2. 50

$
2. 60

$
2. 70

$
2. 80

2 . 10

2 . 20

2. 30

2. 40

2 . 50

2. 6 0

2. 70

2 . 80

2. 90

F i r e m e n , s t a t i o n a r y b o i l e r ------------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g ---------------------------------------------------------

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 ____________________________________

143
140

330
318

2 . 36
2. 38

“

"

10
9

24
20

10
10

30
15

4
4

18
18

“

12
12

-

"

23
23

31
31

26
26

50
44

17
16

-

"

4
4

-

2
2

5
4

7
4

12
12

-

2. 4 4
2 .4 5

-

2 29
26

4
4

109
90

2 . 77
2 . 77

■

M e c h a n i c s , a u t o m o t i v e ( m a i n t e n a n c e ) _________
M a n u f a c t u r i n g ---------------------------------------------------------

165
64

2 . 56
2 .9 1

-

M e c h a n i c 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 ____________________________________

704
700

2 .7 9
2 .7 9

M i l l w r i g h t s __________ _________________________________
M a n u f a c t u r i n g ____________________________________

65
65

2 .9 5
2 .9 5

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

144
144

107
105

1 13
1 13

2. 65
2. 6 5

S h e e t - m e t a l w o r k 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 ---------------------------------------------------------

25
25

2. 98
2 . 98

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

255
255

2. 76
2. 76

1
1

.

8
8

5
5

4
4

3 . 10

3 . 20

$
3. 30

$
3 .4 0

$
3. 50

3 . 00

3 . 10

3 . 20

3 . 30

3. 40

3 . 50

over

$

$

60
60

.

60
59

8
8

-

-

-

-

22
21

15
15

18
18

44
42

14
14

-

"

-

32
32

20
20

1
1

-

-

.

_

"

“

-

-

.

.

.

28
28

"

"

.
-

6
1

33
33

141
141

24
24

27
27

3
3

12
12

22
22

-

-

-

-

-

9
9

5
5

2
2

13
13

22
7

9
9

5
5

8
8

16
16

20
16

-

-

-

"

5
1

6
6

20
9

11
2

5
2

"

-

31
31

6
6

7
7

-

"

1

4
4

136
136

22
22

62
62

85
84

23
23

209
208

23
21

51
51

8
8

60
60

-

-

21
21

_

1
1

_

5
5

7

35
35

10
10

.

_

.

'

6
6

_

7

1
1

_

"

"

"

4
4

1
1

4
4

21
21

4
4

9
9

-

10
10

-

"

-

1
1

46
46

2
2

.
-

-

-

-

-

41
41

6
6

-

-

2
2

4
4

5
5

21
21

4

23
19
_
-

"

"

-

.

_

_

_

“

~

-

-

5
5

42
42

30
30

14
14

10
10

18
18

14
12

_

-

4
4

-

9
9

3
3

-

3
3

40
40

8
8

4
4

6'
6

3
3

_

_

2
2

_

1
1

4
4

49

1
1

51
51

44
44

-

-

_

_

-

_

-

1
1

8
8

8
8

16
16

49

Excludes prem ium pay for overtim e and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
W ork ers w ere distributed as follow s: 13 at $ 1. 30 to $ 1 .4 0 ; 6 at $ 1. 40 to $ 1 .5 0 ; 9 at $ 1 .6 0 to $ 1 .7 0 ; 1 at $ 1 .7 0 to $ 1 .8 0 .




3 . 00

$

-

4
1

-

-

_

2. 90

$

68

31
31

.

2 . 55
2. 55

P i p e f i t 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 ---------------------------------------------------------

8
8

1

2 . 51
2 . 51

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 ---------------------------------------------------------

.

.

M a c h i n i s t 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 ____________________________________

$

and

3

E l e c t r i c i a n 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------

$
2 . 00

$

1 .9 0
and
under
2. 00

5

_
-

1
1

4

-

“

-

-

_

_

_

-

9
9

-

-

1
1

11
11

9
9

18
18

_

12
12

8
Table A-4. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations
(A verage stra igh t-tim e hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, A llentow n-B eth lehem -E aston, P a .— . J . , February 1961)
N
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OFO c c u p a t io n 1 and in d u s tr y d iv is io n

Number
of
workers

Average
$
hourly 2 U n d e r
1 .0 0
earnings
and
$
under
1. 00
1. 10

G u ard s
__________________________________________________
M a n u fa c tu r in g
......

327
306

$ 2.34
2. 40

J a n it o r s , p o r t e r s , a n d c le a n e r 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 l i c u t i l i t i e s 3 ______________________________

884
724
160
63

1 .9 3
2 . 01
1 .5 6
1 .9 0

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 f a c t u r i n g ________________________________
P u b l i c u t i l i t i e s 3 ______________________________

877
683
194
1 78

O rd e r fille r s
M a n u fa c tu r in g
P a c k e r s , s h ip p i n g
M a n u fa c tu r in g

$
1. 10
~
1. 20

$
1. 20

$
1. 30

$
1 .4 0

i*
!$
1. 50 j 1. 60

1. 30

"
1 .4 0

"
1. 50

| 1 "
_ L 6 0 _ 1 1. 70

3

6

-

-

-

-

14
14

19
6
13

9
2
7

18
4
14

36
33
3

-

-

-

-

"

23
17
6
2

23
20
33
34

_
-

.
-

-

_
-

12
12
-

-

-

-

5
4
1
-

-

-

-

-

j

1 70
135

1 .6 3
1 .6 6

_

.

-

-

8
8

16
16

7
-

39
32

22
8

22
15

|
!

1 .8 1
l'.'S T

-

-

-

____________ ^______________________

1 86
186

-

-

-

3
3

12
n —

36
36

26
26

58
42

2 . 07
2 . 06

-

-

-

_

_

_

_____________________________________

"

-

-

-

-

S h ip p i n g c l e r k s ________________________________________
M a n u f a c t u r i n g _____________________________________

105
99

2. 43
2. 4 4

-

-

-

-

-

-

S h ip p i n g a n d r e c e i v i n g c l e r k s
M a n u fa c t u r in g

108
91

2 . 16
2 . 18

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

"

-

-

774
367
407
306

2 . 38
2 . 36
2 .4 0
2 . 51

_
-

_

_

_

-

-

-

6.
6
-

_______
..

55
36

2 . 01
2 . 14

-

-

-

-

"

"

-

-

T r u c k d r iv e r s , m e d iu m ( I V 2 to and
in c lu d in g 4 ton 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 ____________________________

108
72
36

2. 24
2 . 20
2. 34

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

T r u c k d r iv e r s , h ea vy (o v e r 4 ton s,
t r a i l e r t y p e ) ______________________________________

289

2 . 51

-

-

-

-

-

-

T r u c k d r iv e r s , h ea v y (o v e r 4 to n s,
o t h e r t h a n t r a i l e r t y p e ) ________________________
M a n u f a c t u r i n g _________________________________

75
69

2 .2 9
2 . 38

-

-

-

-

6

-

"

"

-

3
3

-

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
____________________________________

215
209

2 . 26
2 . 29

__________

19

2 .4 1

_

_

_

_

...
. . .
_____________________________________

94
85

1 .6 0
1 .6 7

4

2

2

“

"

20
19

R e c e iv in g c le r k s
M a n u fa c tu r in g

_
__

T r u c k d r i v e r s 6 ________________________________________
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 l i c u t i l i t i e s 3 ________ ___________________
T r u c k d r i v e r S , l i g h t ( u n d e r l l lz t o n s )
M a n u fa c tu r in g

T ru ckers,

p o w e r (o t h e r th a n fo r k lift )

W a tch m e n
M a n u fa c tu r in g




1
2
3
4
5
6

$
1 .8 0

$
1$
2 . 00
2 . 1 0.

1^
1 .9 0

"
j
“
!
1 .8 0 . J U 9 0 . _ . 2 . 0 0 ! 2 , io _ ! 2 .2 0

-

2.
2.
2.
4 2.

7
1

$
1 .7 0

s
1------------ ------- 2 ~
1
;

!

62

7
7

1
|

22
22

!
|

$
2. 40

2 . 3_0_ 2 . 4 0

2 . 50

$
2. 50
_2. 6 0 _

$
2. 60

$
2 . 70

2. 70

and
over

!
;

35
35

32
32

11
11

1
1

!
j
!
i

18
16
2
2

384
3 81
3
3

21
21
_

24 !
24
_

_
_

~

-

-

-

163
124
39
39

5
5
_

61
61
_

3
3

134
134

_

27
27
.

52
35
17
14

98
65
33
33

28
21
7
3

13
13

86
86
-

92
91
1
1

82
64
18
18

43
40
3
-

102
66
36
30

136
40
96
90

14
14

2
2

9

_
-

24
24

1
1

-

-

-

-

3
3

4
4

-

9
3
3

6
6

57
57

30
30

7
7

5
5

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

4
4

5
5

_

2
2

-

7
7

7
4

3

-

6
6

_

-

12
5

-

2
2

10
7

-

_

-

-

12
12

18
18

7
4

4
1

6
6

_

-

1
1

_

"

6
6

-

-

-

-

20
20

31
531

7
6

12
12

6
-

9
9

5

~

-

4
4

39
35

1
1

6
6

14
14

5
4

10
3
7
-

1
1
-

12
12
-

3
3
-

8
2
6
-

3
3
-

26
18
8
5

120
69
51
-

22
22
-

38
27
11
6

148
56
92
72

289
66
223
223

88
88
-

-

7

-

2
2

13
10

5
2

17
17

-

2
2

_

-

8
2

-

-

1
1

-

-

-

12
12

-

-

1
1

22
22

1
1

26
26

_
_

.
_

-

-

13
2
11

-

-

13
8
5

20

-

-

20

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

16

72

198

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

52
52

5
5

_

-

9
9

_

"

-

“

_

49
1
1
J

34
15
1

____ 2 ± _
24

-

29
24
5
2
31
31
-

41
21
3
|

-

_

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

-

_
_

_
.
.
-

-

-

_

-

-

21
21

20
20

29
29

59
59

-

4
4

50
50

16
16

6
6

1

3

5

_

10

_

_

19
19

~

“

_

3

3

_

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

_

4
4

14
14

6
6

3
3

2
2

1
1

8
8

9
9

-

_

22
22
_

_

-

_

4
4

_

-

|

-

~

$
2 . 30

-

31
31

_
-

$
2 . 20

N

Data lim ited to m en w orkers except where otherwise indicated.
Excludes prem ium pay for overtim e and for work on w eekends, h olid ays, and late shifts.
T ran sportation, com m unication, and other public u tilities.
C orrect average for March I960 bulletin (1 2 6 5 -3 3 ) is $ 2. 26 an hour.
W ork ers w ere distributed as follow s: 6 at $ 2. 70 to $ 2. 90; 17 at $ 2. 90 to $ 3. 10; 1 at $ 3. 10 to $ 3. 30; 3 at $ 3. 30 to $ 3. 50; 3 at $ 3. 50 to $ 3. 70; 1 at $ 3. 70 to $ 3. 90.
Includes all d rivers regard le ss of size and type of truck operated.

-

9

Appendix:

Occupational Descriptions

The primary purpose of preparing job descriptions for the Bureau’ s wage surveys is to a ssist its
field staff in classifyin g into appropriate occupations workers who are employed under a variety of payroll
titles and different work arrangements from establishment to establishment and from area to area. This is
essential in order to permit the grouping of occupational wage rates representing comparable job content.
Because of this emphasis on interestablishment and interarea comparability of occupational content, the
Bureau’ s job descriptions may differ significantly from those in use in individual establishments or those
prepared for other purposes In applying these job descriptions, the Bureau’ s field economists are
instructed to exclude working supervisors, apprentices, learners, beginners, trainees, handicapped workers,
part-time, temporary, and probationary workers.
O F F IC E
BILLER, MACHINE

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR

Prepares statements, b ills, and invoices on a machine other
than an ordinary or electromatic typewriter. May also keep records as
to billings or shipping charges or perform other clerica l work inciden­
tal to billing operations. For wage study purposes, billers, machine,
are cla ssified by type of machine, as follow s:

Operates a bookkeeping machine (Remington Rand, Elliott
Fisher, Sundstrand, Burroughs, National Cash Register, with or with­
out a typewriter keyboard) to keep a record of business transactions.

Biller, machine (hilling machine)— U ses a specia l billing ma­
chine (Moon Hopkins, Elliott Fisher, Burroughs, e tc., which are
combination typing and adding machines) to prepare bills and in­
voices from customers’ purchase orders, internally prepared orders,
shipping memorandums, etc. Usually involves application of prede­
termined discounts and shipping charges and entry o f necessary
extensions, 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 carpon cop ies
of the bill being prepared and is often done on a fanfold machine.
Biller, machine (bookkeeping machine)~ -U se s a bookkeeping
machine (Sundstrand, Elliott Fisher, Remington Rand, etc., which
may or may not have typewriter keyboard) to prepare custom ers’
bills as part of the accounts receivable operation. Generally in­
volves the simultaneous entry of figures on customers’ ledger
record. The machine automatically accumulates figures on a num­
ber of vertical columns and computes and usually prints auto­
matically the debit or credit balances. Does not involve a knowl­
edge of bookkeeping. Works from uniform and standard types of
sales and credit slips.




Class A — Keeps a set 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 sheets, and other records by hand.
Class B— Keeps a record of one or more phases or section s
of a set of records usually requiring little knowledge of basic
bookkeeping. Phases or sections include accounts payable, pay­
roll, customers’ 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 ss is t in prep­
aration o f trial balances and prepare control sheets for the a c­
counting department.

CLERK, ACCOUNTING

Class A — Under general direction of a bookkeeper or a c­
countant, has responsibility for keeping one or more section s of a
complete set of books or records relating to one phase of an e s ­
tablishment’ s business transactions. Work involves posting and

10

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 assignations and allocation s. May
assist in preparing, adjusting, and closin g journal entries; may
direct cla ss B accounting clerks.

Class 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 ffice s in
which the more routine accounting work is subdivided on a func­
tional basis among several workers.

CLERK, PAYROLL
Computes wages of company employees and enters the n eces­
sary data on the payroll sheets. 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 wages due. May
make out paychecks and assist 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
statistical 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)

CLERK, FILE

Class A — R esponsible for maintaining an established filing
system. C lassifies and indexes correspondence or other material;
may also file this material. May keep records of various types
in conjunction with files or supervise others in filing and locating
material in the files. May perform incidental clerical duties.

Class B— Performs routine filing, usually of material that
has already been cla ssified , or locates or a ssists in locating ma­
terial in the file s. May perform incidental clerica l duties.

CLERK, ORDER
R eceives customers’ orders for material or merchandise by
mail, phone, or personally. Duties involve any combination o f the
following: Quoting prices to customers; making out an order sheet
listing the items to make up the order; checking prices and quantities
of items on order sheet; distributing order sheets to respective de­
partments to be filled. May check with credit department to deter­
mine credit rating of customer, acknowledge receipt o f orders from
customers, follow up orders to see that they have been filled , keep
file of orders received, and check shipping invoices with original
orders




Under general supervision and with no supervisory respon­
sib ilities, 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 stencil or Ditto master. May keep file of used
stencils or Ditto masters. May sort, collate, and staple completed
material.

KEYPUNCH OPERATOR
Under general supervision and with no supervisory responsi­
bilities, records accounting and statistical data on tabulating cards
by punching a series of holes in the cards in a specified 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 files 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.

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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 o ffice ; answering and
making phone ca lls ; 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 special reports or memorandums for information of superior.

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

TABULATING-MACHINE

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 also type from written copy. May a lso set up and keep
files in order, keep simple records, etc. Does not include transcribingmachine work (see transcribing-machine operator).

p osi­
also
This
time

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; sets or adjusts machine;
does simple wiring of plugboards according to established 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 specialized 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 also set up and keep
files 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 specialized 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 as a stenographer, general.

machine work.

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




Uses 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 special training, such as 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 o f 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 statistical tables to maintain uniformity and balance

in spacing; typing tables from rough draft in final form. May type
routine form letters, varying details to suit circumstances.

Class B— Performs one or more o f the following: Typing from
relatively clear or typed drafts; routine typing of forms, insurance
p o licie s, e tc., setting up simple standard tabulations, or copying
more complex tables already set 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
(Assistant draftsman)
Draws to sca le units or parts of drawings prepared by drafts­
man or others for engineering, construction, or manufacturing purposes.
Uses various types of drafting tools as required. May prepare drawings
from simple plans or sketches, or perform other duties under direction
of a draftsman.
DRAFTSMAN, LEADER
Plans and directs activities 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 o f the following: Interpreting blueprints, sketches,
and written or verbal orders; determining work procedures; assigning
duties to subordinates and inspecting their work; performing more dif­
ficult problems. May a ssist subordinates during emergencies or as a
regular assignment, 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 oses. Duties involve a combination o f the following: Preparing work­
ing plans, detail drawings, maps, cr o s s-s e ctio n s , e tc ., to scale by use
of drafting instruments; making engineering computations such as those
involved in strength of materials, beams and trusses; verifying com­
pleted work, checking dimensions, materials to be used, and quantities;




DRAFTSMAN, SENIOR— Continued
writing specification s; making adjustments or changes in drawings or
specifications* May ink in lines and letters on pencil drawings, prepare
detail units of complete drawings, or trace drawings. Work is frequently
in a specialized 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 establishment. Duties involve a combina­
tion o f 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. Uses
T-square, compass, and other drafting tools. May prepare simple draw­
ings and do simple lettering.

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M A IN T E N A N C E

D PO W ERPLANT

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, casings, and trim
made of wood in an establishment. Work involves most o f the following:
Planning and laying out of work from blueprints, drawings, models, or
verbal instructions; using a variety of carpenter’ s handtools, portable
power tools, and standard measuring instruments; making standard shop
computations relating to dimensions of work; selecting 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.

Fires stationary boilers to furnish the establishment in which
employed with heat, power, or steam. Feeds fuels to fire by hand or
operates a mechanical stoker, gas, or oil burner; checks water and safety
valves. May clean, oil, or a ssist in repairing boilerroom equipment.

ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE
Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the
installation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generating, d is­
tribution, or utilization of electric energy in an establishment. Work
involves most o f the following: Installing or repairing any of a variety
of electrical equipment such as generators, transformers, switchboards,
controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems,
or other transmission equipment; working from blueprints, drawings, lay­
out, or other specification 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 also supervise the operation
of stationary engines and equipment (mechanical or electrical) to sup­
ply the establishment in which employed with power, heat, refrigera­
tion, or air-conditioning. Work involves: Operating and maintaining
equipment such as steam engines, air com pressors, 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 these operations. Head or ch ief engineers in establishments

employing more than one engineer are excluded .




HELPER, TRADES, MAINTENANCE
A ssists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades,
by performing sp ecific or general duties of lesser skill, such as keeping
a worker supplied with materials and tools; cleaning working area, ma­
chine, and equipment; assisting 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 basis.
MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR, TOOLROOM
Specializes 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 dies. Work involves most o f 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; selecting feeds, speeds, tooling and op­
eration sequence; making necessary adjustments during operation to
achieve requisite tolerances or dimensions. May be required to recog­
nize when tools need dressing, to dress tools, and to select 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 classification .
MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE
Produces replacement parts and new parts in making repairs of
metal parts of mechanical equipment operated in an establishment. Work
involves most o f the following: Interpreting written instructions and
sp ecifica tion s; planning and laying out of work; using a variety of ma­
chinist’ s handtools and precision measuring instruments; setting up and

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MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE— Continued

MILLWRIGHT— Continued

operating standard machine tools; shaping of metal parts to clo s e toler­
ances; making standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work,
tooling, feeds and speeds of machining; knowledge of the working prop­
erties of the common metals; selecting standard materials, parts, and
equipment required for his work; fitting and assembling parts into me­
chanical equipment. In general, the machinist’ 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 specification s; using a
variety of handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations re­
lating to stresses, strength of materials, and centers of gravity; alining
and balancing of equipment; selectin g standard tools, equipment, and parts
to be used; installing and maintaining in good order power transmission
equipment such as 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)
Repairs automobiles, buses, motortrucks, and tractors of an e s ­
tablishment. Work involves most o f the following: Examining automotive
equipment to diagnose source of trouble; disassembling equipment and
performing repairs that involve the use of such handtools as wrenches,
gauges, drills, or specialized equipment in disassembling or fitting parts;
replacing broken or defective parts from stock; grinding and adjusting
valves; reassembling and installing the various assem blies in the vehicle
and making necessary adjustments; alining wheels, adjusting brakes and
lights, or tightening body bolts. 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
Repairs machinery or mechanical equipment of an establishment.
Work involves most o f the following: Examining machines and mechan­
ica l equipment to diagnose source of trouble; dismantling or partly d is ­
mantling machines and performing repairs that mainly involve the use of
handtools in scraping and fitting parts; 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 specifications for major repairs or
for the production of parts ordered from machine shop; reassembling ma­
chines; and making all necessary adjustments 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 classification are workers
whose primary duties involve setting up or adjusting machines.
MILLWRIGHT
Installs new machines or heavy equipment and dismantles and
installs machines or heavy equipment when changes in the plant layout




OILER
Lubricates, with oil or grease, the moving parts or wearing sur­
fa ce s of mechanical equipment of an establishment.
PAINTER, MAINTENANCE
Paints and redecorates w alls, woodwork, and fixtures of an es­
tablishment. Work involves the following: Knowledge of surface pecu­
liarities and types o f paint required for different applications; preparing
surface for painting by removing old finish or by placing putty or filler in
nail holes and interstices; applying paint with spray gun or brush. May
mix colors, o ils , white lead, and other paint ingredients to obtain proper
color or consistency. 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.
PIPEFITTER, MAINTENANCE
Installs or repairs water, steam, gas, or other types of pipe and
pipefittings in an establishment. Work involves most o f the following:
Laying out of work and measuring to locate position of pipe from drawings
or other written specification s; cutting various size s of pipe to correct
lengths with ch isel and hammer or oxyacetylene torch or pipe-cutting ma­
chine; threading pipe with stocks and d ies; bending pipe by hand-driven
or power-driven machines; assembling pipe with couplings and fastening
pipe to hangers; making standard shop computations relating to pressures,
flow , and size of pipe required; making standard tests to determine
whether finished pipes meet specifications* 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

PLUMBER, MAINTENANCE
Keeps the plumbing system of an establishment in good order.
Work involves: Knowledge of sanitary codes regarding installation of
vents and traps in plumbing system; installing 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-METAL WORKER, MAINTENANCE
Fabricates, installs, and maintains in good repair the sheetmetal equipment and fixtures (such as machine guards, grease pans,
shelves, lockers, tanks, ventilators, chutes, ducts, metal roofing) of an
establishment. Work involves most o f the following: Planning and lay­
ing out all types of sheet-metal maintenance work from blueprints, models,
or other specification s; setting up and operating all available types of
sheet-metal-working machines; using a variety of handtools in cutting,
bending, forming, shaping, fitting, and assembling; installing sheetmetal articles as required. In general, the work of the maintenance
sheet-metal worker requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and
experience.

(Diemaker; jig maker; toolmaker; fixture maker; gauge maker)
Constructs and repairs machine-shop tools, gauges, jigs, fix­
tures or dies for forgings, punching and other metal-forming work. Work
involves most o f the following: Planning and laying out of work from
models, blueprints, drawings, or other oral and written specification s;
using a variety of tool and die maker’ s handtools and precision meas­
uring instruments, understanding of the working properties of common
metals and alloys; setting up and operating of machine tools and related
equipment; making necessary shop computations relating to dimensions
of work, speeds, feeds, and tooling of machines; heattreating of metal
parts during fabrication as well as of finished tools and dies to achieve
required qualities; working to clo s e tolerances; fitting and assembling
of parts to prescribed tolerances and allow ances; selecting appropriate
materials, tools, and processes. In general, the tool and die maker’ s
work requires a rounded training in machine-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 cla ssifica tion .

CUSTODIAL AND MATERIAL MOVEMENT
ELEVATOR OPERATOR, PASSENGER

JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER— Continued

Transports passengers between floors of an office building,
apartment house, department store, hotel or similar establishment.
Workers who operate elevators in conjunction with other duties such as
those of starters and janitors are excluded.

or other establishment. Duties involve a combination of the following:
Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and polishing floors; removing chips,
trash, and other refuse; dusting equipment, furniture, or fixtures; polish­
ing metal fixtures or trimmings; providing supplies and minor mainte­
nance services; cleaning lavatories, showers, and restrooms. Workers
who specialize in window washing are excluded.

GUARD
Performs routine police duties, either at fixed post or on tour,
maintaining order, using arms or force where necessary. Includes gate-

men who are stationed at gate and check on identity o f employees and
other persons entering.
JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER
(Sweeper; charwoman; janitress)
Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition factory working areas
and washrooms, or premises of an office, apartment house, or commercial




LABORER, MATERIAL HANDLING
(Loader and unloader; handler and stacker; shelver; trucker; stockman or stock helper; warehouseman or warehouse helper)
A worker employed in a warehouse, manufacturing plant, store,
or other establishment whose duties involve one or more o f the follow­
ing: Loading and unloading various materials and merchandise on or

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LABORER, MATERIAL HANDLING— Continued
from freight cars, trucks, or other transporting d e v ice s; unpacking, shelv­
ing, or placing materials or merchandise in proper storage location; trans­
porting materials or merchandise by hand truck, car, or wheelbarrow.

Longshoremen, who load and unload ships are excluded .
ORDER FILLER
(Order picker; stock selector; warehouse stockman)
F ills shipping or transfer orders for finished goods from stored
merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slip s, customers'
orders, or other instructions. May, in addition to filling orders and indi­
cating items filled or omitted, keep records o f outgoing orders, requisi­
tion additional stock, or report short supplies to supervisor, and perform
other related duties.

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK— Continued
For wage study purposes, workers are cla ssified as follow s:

Receiving clerk
Shipping clerk
Shipping and receiving clerk
TRUCKDRIVER
Drives a truck within a city or industrial area to transport ma­
terials, merchandise, equipment, or men between various tvpes of estab­
lishments such as: Manufacturing plants, freight depots, warehouses,
wholesale and retail establishments, or between retail establishments
and customers’ houses or places of business. May also load or unload
truck with or without helpers, make minor mechanical repairs, and keep
truck in good working order. Driver-salesmen and over-the-road drivers

are excluded .

PACKER, SHIPPING
Prepares finished products for shipment or storage by placing
them in shipping containers, the s p e cific operations performed being
dependent upon the type, siz e, and number o f units to be packed, the
type of container employed, and method of shipment. Work requires the
placing of items in shipping containers and may involve one or more o f
the following: Knowledge of various items of stock in order to verify
content; selection of appropriate type and size of container; inserting
enclosures in container; using excelsior or other material to prevent
breakage or damage; closin g and sealing container; applying labels or
entering identifying data on container. Packers who also make wooden

boxes or crates are excluded .
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK
Prepares merchandise for shipment, or receives and is respon­
sible for incoming shipments of merchandise or other materials. Shipping
work involves: A knowledge of shipping procedures, practices, routes,
available means of transportation and rates; and preparing records o f the
goods shipped, making up bills of lading, posting weight and shipping
charges, and keeping a file of shipping records. May direct or a ssist in
preparing the merchandise for shipment. Receiving work involves: Veri­
fying or directing others in verifying the correctness of shipments against
bills of lading, in v oices, or other records; checking for shortages and
rejecting damaged goods; routing merchandise or materials to proper de­
partments; maintaining necessary records and file s .




For wage study purposes, truckdrivers are cla ssified by size
and type o f equipment, as follow s: (Tractor-trailer should be rated on
the basis o f trailer capacity.)

Truckdriver (combination o f sizes listed separately)
Truckdriver, light (under 1% 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)
TRUCKER, POWER
Operates a manually controlled ga soline- or electric-powered
truck or tractor to transport goods and materials of all kinds about a
warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other establishment.
For wage study purposes, workers are cla ssifie d by type of
truck, as follow s:

Trucker, power (forklift)
Trucker, power (other than forklift)
WATCHMAN
Makes rounds of premises periodically in protecting property
against fire, theft, and illegal entry.
•fr U .s. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1961

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Occupational Wage Surveys
Occupational wage surveys will be conducted in the 82 major labor markets listed below during late I960 and early 1961. Bulletins, when available, may be
purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D.C., or from any of the BLS regional sales offices shown on the
inside front cover.
A summary bulletin containing data for 80 labor markets, combined with additional analysis, will be issued early in 1962.
Akron, Ohio— Bull. 1285Albany—
Schenectady—
Troy, N.Y.— Bull. 1285Albuquerque, N. Mex.— Bull. 1285Allentown—
Bethlehem—
Easton,
P a .-N .J .— Bull. 1285-47
Atlanta, Ga.— Bull. 1285❖ Baltimore, Md.— Bull. 1285-34
Beaumont—Port Arthur, T ex.— Bull. 1285Birmingham, A la.— Bull. 1285-

Boise, Idaho— Bull. 1285❖ ❖ Boston, Mass.— Bull. 1285-15
* * Buffalo, N .Y .— Bull. 1285-31
Burlington, Vt.— Bull. 1285^Canton, Ohio— Bull. 1285-29
Charleston, W Va.— Bull. 1285.
Charlotte, N.C.— Bull. 1285* * Chattanooga, Tenn.—
Ga.— Bull. 1285-14
Chicago, 111.— Bull. 1285Cincinnati, O h io-K y. — Bull. 1285* * Cleveland, Ohio— Bull. 1285-11
Columbus, Ohio— Bull. 1285-38
* * Dallas, Tex.— Bull. 1285-21
* * Davenport—Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111.—
Bull. 1285-16
Dayton, Ohio— Bull. 1285-41
* Denver, Colo.— Bull. 1285-27
Des Moines, Iowa— Bull. 1285*43
Detroit, Mich.— Bull. 1285-37

**Fort Worth, Tex.— Bull. 1285-23

* Green Bay, Wis.— Bull. 1285-2
Greenville, S.C.— Bull. 1285Houston, Tex.— Bull. 1285* Indianapolis, Ind.— Bull. 1285-28
Jackson, Miss.— Bull. 1285-42
* * Jacksonville, Fla.— Bull. 1285-30
* Kansas City, Mo.—
Kans.— Bull. 1285-18
Lawrence—
Haverhill, Mass.—
N.H.— Bull. 1285❖ ❖ Little Rock—
North Little Rock, Ark.— Buil. 1285-6
Los Angeles—
Long Beach, Calif.— Bull. 1285Louisville, Ky.—
Ind.— Bull. 1285-49
Lubbock, Tex.— Bull. 1285Manchester, N.H.— Bull. 1285-1
Memphis, Tenn.— Bull. 1285-35
* Miami, Fla.— Bull. 1285-33
Milwaukee, Wis.— Bull. 1285Minneapolis— Paul, Minn.— Bull. 1285-39
St.
Muskegon—
Muskegon Heights, Mich.— Bull. 1285Newark and Jersey City, N.J.— Bull. 1285-40
New Haven, Conn.— Bull. 1285-46
New Orleans, La.— Bull. 1285-48
New York, N.Y.— Bull. 1285Norfolk—
Portsmouth and Newport News—
Hampton, Va.— Bull. 1285❖ ❖ Oklahoma City, Okla.— Bull. 1285-3
❖ ❖ Omaha, Nebr.—
Iowa— Bull. 1285-13
Paterson—
Clifton—
Passaic, N.J.— Bull. 1285❖ * Philadelphia, Pa.— Bull. 1285-24
Phoenix, Ariz.— Bull. 1285-

Pittsburgh, Pa.— Bull. 1285-44
❖ Portland, Maine— Bull. 1285-19
Portland, Oreg.—
Wash.— Bull. 1285Providence—
Pawtucket, R.I.—
Mass.— Bull. 1285* * Raleigh, N.C.— Bull. 1285-5
❖ Richmond, Va.— Bull. 1285-26
Rockford, 111.— Bull. 1285* * St. Louis, Mo.—
111.— Bull. 1285-10
❖ ❖ Salt Lake City, Utah— Bull. 1285-32
San Antonio, Tex.— Bull. 1285❖ San Bernardino—
Riverside—
Ontario,
Calif.— Bull. 1285-4
San Francisco—
Oakland, Calif.— Bull. 1285-36
Savannah, Ga.— Bull. 1285“
❖ ❖ Scranton, Pa.— Bull. 1285-8
❖ ❖ Seattle, Wash.— Bull. 1285-7
❖ ❖ ❖ Sioux Falls, S. Dak.— Bull. 1285-17
South Bend, Ind.— Bull. 1285Spokane, Wash.— Bull. 1285“
Toledo, Ohio— Bull. 1285* * Trenton, N.J.— Bull. 1285-25
❖ ❖ Washington, D .C.-M d.-Va.— Bull. 1285-22
Waterbury,

An asterisk preceding a labor market indicates the availability and
price of the bulletin.
Please do not order copies in advance.

Price,
❖ ❖
Price,
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20 cents.
25 cents.
15 cents.

Conn.— Bull. 1285“

❖ Waterloo, Iowa— Bull. 1285-20
* * Wichita, Kans.— Bull. 1285-9
* * Wilmington, D el.-N .J.— Bull. 1285-12
Worcester, Mass.— Bull. 1285York, Pa.— Bull. 1285-45





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