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Occupational Wage Survey

CINCINNATI, OHIO-KENTUCKY
MARCH 1961

Bulletin No. 1285-59




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




Occupational Wage Survey
CINCINNATI, OHIO-KENTUCKY




MARCH 1961

Bulletin No. 1285-59
June 1961

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

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents/ U.S. Government Printing O ffice, Washington 25, D.C.

Price 20 cents




Contents

Preface

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 p ro ­
vides additional data not included in the earlier report.
A consolidated analytical bulletin summ arizing the results
of all of the y e a r's surveys is issued after completion of
the final area bulletin for the current round of surveys.

This report was prepared in the Bureau's regional
office in Chicago, 111., by Woodrow C. Linn, under the
direction of George E. Votava, A ssistant Regional D irector
for Wages and Industrial Relations.




Introduction _________________________________________________________________
Wage trends for selected occupational groups __________________________

1
3

T a b les:
1.
2.

Establishments and workers within scope of survey ___________
Percents of increase in standard weekly salaries and
straight-tim e hourly earnings for selected occupational
groups __________________________________________________

A:

Occupational earnings :*
A - 1. Office occupations ______________________________
A - 2. P rofessional and technical occupations ______
A - 3. Maintenance and powerplant occupations ____
A - 4. Custodial and m aterial movement occupations

Appendix:

Occupational descriptions

* NOTE: Sim ilar tabulations for these and other item s,
including data on establishment practices and supplemen­
tary wage provisions, are available in the Cincinnati area
reports for February 1952 and I960.
A directory indica­
ting date of study and the £>rice of the reports, as well
as reports for other m ajor areas, is available upon
request.
Current reports on occupational earnings and
supplementary wage practices in the Cincinnati area are
also available for fluid milk (June I960), hotels (June
I960), power laundries and dry cleaners (June I960),
banking (May I960), and hospitals (June I960).
Union
scales,
indicative of prevailing pay lev els, are also
available for the following trades or industries: Building
construction, printing, local-tra n sit operating em ployees,
and motortruck drivers and helpers.

in

2

oo >i a

The Community Wage Survey Program




Occupational W age Survey—Cincinnati, Ohio- Ky.
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.

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 powerpiant; 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 (l) 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.

Occupations and Earnings
The occupations selected for study are common to a variety
of manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries. Occupational clas­
sification is based on a uniform set of job descriptions designed to
1 Railroads, formerly excluded from the scope of these studies,
were included in all of the areas studied since July 1959, except Balti­
more (September 1959 and December I960), Buffalo (October 1959),
Cleveland (September 1959), and Seattle (August 1959).




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 hot materially affect the accuracy of the earn­
ings data.

2




T a b le 1.

E s ta b lis h m e n ts and w o r k e r s w ith in s c o p e o f s u r v e y and n u m b e r stu d ied in C in cin n ati, O hio— y. , 1 by m a jo r in d u s try d iv is io n , 2 M a r c h 1961
K
N u m ber o f e s ta b lis h m e n ts
Industry d iv is io n

A ll d iv is io n s

_________________________________________________________

M an u factu rin g ________________________________________________________
N o n m a n u fa ctu rin g ___________________________________________________
T r a n sp o rta tio n , co m m u n ic a tio n , and o th e r
p u b lic u t i l i t i e s 4 5 _____________________________________________
W h o le s a le tra d e 5 ________________________________________________
R e ta il tra d e (e x c lu d in g d e p a rtm e n t s t o r e s ) 5 _________________
F in a n ce , in s u r a n c e , and r e a l e s t a t e 5 ________________________
S e r v i c e s 5 6 ______________________________________________________

W o r k e r s in e s ta b lis h m e n ts

W ith in
s c o p e of
study 3

Studied

775

170

191, 300

113, 650

401
374

90
80

126, 800
64, 500

76, 100
37, 550

64
96
102
47
65

24
12
16
13
15

W ithin
s c o p e of
study

24,
7,
13,
10,
9,

300
800
300
000
100

Studied

19,
1,
6,
6,
4,

340
290
19 0

420
310

1 The C in cin n a ti Standard M e tro p o lita n S t a tis tic a l A r e a (H a m ilto n County, O hio, and C a m p b e ll and K enton C ou n ties, K en tu ck y).
The " w o r k e r s
w ith in s c o p e o f s tu d y " e s tim a te s show n in this ta b le p r o v id e a r e a s o n a b ly a c c u r a t e d e s c r ip t io n o f the s iz e and c o m p o s it io n o f the la b o r f o r c e in clu d ed
in the s u r v e y .
T he e s tim a te s a r e not in ten ded, h o w e v e r , to s e r v e as a b a s is o f c o m p a r is o n w ith oth er a r e a e m p lo y m e n t in d e x e s to m e a s u r e e m ­
p lo y m e n t tre n d s o r le v e ls s in c e (1) planning o f w age s u r v e y s r e q u ir e s the u s e o f e s ta b lis h m e n t data c o m p ile d c o n s id e r a b ly in a d va n ce of the p a y r o ll
p e r io d studied, and (2) s m a ll e sta b lis h m e n ts a r e e x c lu d e d f r o m the s c o p e o f the s u r v e y .
2 The 1957 r e v is e d e d itio n o f the Standard In d u s tr ia l C la s s ific a t io n M anual w as u s e d in c la s s if y in g e s ta b lis h m e n ts by in d u stry d iv is io n .
M a jo r
ch a n g e s f r o m the e a r l ie r e d 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 s u r v e y s c o n d u cte d p r i o r to July 1958) a r e the t r a n s fe r o f m ilk p a s t e u r i­
z a tio n plants and r e a d y -m ix e d c o n c r e t e e s ta b lis h m e n ts f r o m tra d e (w h o le s a le o r r e ta il) to m a n u fa ctu rin g , and the t r a n s fe r of r a d io and t e le v is io n
b r o a d c a s t in g fr o m s e r v ic e s to the tr a n s p o r ta tio n , co m m u n ic a tio n , and o th e r p u b lic u tilit ie s d iv is io n .
3 In clu d e s a ll e s ta b lis h m e n ts w ith to ta l e m p lo y m e n t at o r a b o v e 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 ith in the a rea ) of
co m p a n ie s in su ch in d u s tr ie s as tra d e , fin a n ce , auto r e p a ir s e r v ic e , and m o t io n -p ic t u r e th e a te r s a r e c o n s id e r e d as 1 e s ta b lis h m e n t.
4

T a x ic a b s and s e r v ic e s in c id e n ta l to w a te r tr a n s p o r ta tio n w e r e e x c lu d e d .

5 T h is in d u s try d iv is io n is r e p r e s e n t e d in e s t im a t e s f o r " a ll i n d u s t r ie s " and "n o n m a n u fa c tu r in g " in the S e r ie s A ta b le s .
S ep a ra te p r e s e n ta tio n
o f d ata f o r this d iv is io n i s not m a d e f o r one o r m o r e o f the fo llo w in g r e a s o n s :
(1) E m p lo y m e n t in the d iv is io n is t o o s m a ll to p r o v id e enough data
to m e r it s e p a r a te study, (2) the s a m p le w a s not d e s ig n e d in itia lly to p e r m it s e p a r a te p r e s e n ta tio n , (3) r e s p o n s e w as in s u ffic ie n t o r in adequ ate to
p e r m it s e p a r a te p r e s e n ta tio n , (4) th e r e is p o s s ib ilit y o f d i s c lo s u r e o f in d iv id u a l e s ta b lis h m e n t data.
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 i c e s ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir s h o p s ; m o tio n p i c t u r e s ; n o n p ro fit m e m b e r s h ip o r g a n iz a t io n s ; and e n g in e e r in g
and a r c h ite c t u r a l s e r v ic e s .

T a b le 2.

P e r c e n t s o f i n c r e a s e in stan d ard w e e k ly s a la r ie s and s t r a ig h t-t im e h o u rly e a r n in g s f o r s e le c t e d
o c c u p a tio n a l g r o u p s in C in cin n ati, O hio— y. , F e b r u a r y I9 6 0 to M a r c h 1961
K

O ccu p a tio n a l g ro u p s

O ffic e c l e r i c a l (w om en ) _______________________
In d u s tria l n u r s e s (w om en ) ____________________
S k ille d m a in te n a n ce (m en ) ____________________
U n sk ille d plant (m en ) __________________________

A ll in d u s tr ie s

3.
5.
5.
5.

0
3
2
5

M an u factu rin g
2.
5.
5.
6.

8
4
1
0

3
Wage Trends for Selected Occupational Groups

Presented in table 2 are percents of change in salaries of
women office clerical workers and industrial nurses, and in average
earnings of selected plant worker groups.

For office clerical workers and industrial nurses, the p e r ­
cents of change relate to average weekly salaries for normal hours
of work, that is , the standard work schedule for which straight-tim e
salaries are paid. For plant worker groups, they m easure changes
in straight-tim e hourly earnings, excluding premium pay for o ver­
time and for work pn weekends, holidays, and late shifts. The p e r ­
centages are based on data for selected key occupations and include
m ost of the numerically important jobs within each group.
The o f­
fice clerical data are based on women in the following 18 jobs: B ille rs,
machine (billing machine); bookkeeping-machine operators, class A
and B; Comptometer operators; clerks, file, class A and B; clerks,
order; clerks, payroll; keypunch operators; office g irls; secreta ries;
stenographers, general; switchboard operators; switchboard operatorreceptionists; tabulating-machine operators; transcribing-m achine op­
erators, 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; m achinists; m e ­
chanics; mechanics, automotive; m illwrights; painters; pipefitters;
sheet-m etal workers; and tool and die m akers; unskilled— janitors,
porters, and cleaners; laborers, m aterial handling; and watchmen.

Average weekly salaries or average hourly earnings were
computed for each of the selected occupations.
The average s a l­
aries or hourly earnings were then multiplied by the average em ploy­
ment in the job during the months indicated in the title of table 2.




These weighted earnings for individual occupations were then totaled
to obtain an aggregate for each occupational group. Finally, the ratio
of these group aggregates for the one year to the aggregate for the
other year was computed and the difference between the result and
100 is the percent of change from the one period to the other.

The percent of change m easu res, principally, the effects of
(1) general salary and wage changes; (2) m erit 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 expan­
sions, force reductions, and changes in the proportions of workers
employed by establishments with different pay lev els. 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 result 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 percents of change influenced by
changes in standard work schedules or in premium pay for overtim e,
since they are based on pay for straight-tim e hours.
Indexes for the period 1953 to I960 for workers in 20 m ajor
labor markets will appear in BLS Bull. 1265-62, Wages and Related
Benefits, 60 Labor Markets, Winter 1959-60.

4

A* Occupaiional Earnings
Table A-l. Office Occupations
(A verage stra igh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area b asis
•
by industry d ivision, Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky. , M arch 1961)
NU M B ER OF W O RK ERS R E CE IVIN G S T R A IG H T-TIM E W E E K L Y EA RN IN G S OF—

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

W eekly,
hours
(Standard)

Weekly j
earnings
(Standard)

4 0 . 00
and
under
45 . 00

S
$
S
$
45 . 00 50. 00 55. 00 $
60. 00 $65. 00 70. 00
50.. 00 _55,.00 _6£L0_0_ _65._Q0 _70a 00

75, 00

$
80. 00

85. 00

90. 00

80..00.' ,8 5 . 00

(90. 00

95. 00 100. .00 .105. 00 11O..00 115, 00 1 2 0 ,0 0 125. 00

$

75. 00

$

$

$

$

$95. 00 100. 00 105. 00 1 1 0 .0 0 115. 00 120. 00 125. 00
$
and
over

Men

-

4
4
-

34
22
12

19
19
-

12
12

2

“

28
16
12

21
17
4

26
12
14

25
11
14

32
23
9

31
29
2

6
4
2

23
16
7

21
10
11

19
13
6

22
14
8

20
10
10

8
7
1

15
4
11

7
4
3

13
4
9

2

_

_

_

-

-

7
7
-

6
6

6
6
-

9
9

12

11
5
6

23
11
12

17
13
4

52
26
26

4
4
-

22
6
16

50
22
28

21
9
12

30
27
3

6
5
1

6
6
"

12
3
9

3
2
1

3
1
2

_
-

_
-

-

-

-

-

“

'

7
-

9
9

8
8

4
4

10
6

2
2

-

5
2
3

18
17
1

13
8
5

27
17
10

22
5
17

19
8
11

-

8

16

15

8

3

5

1
1
~

33
22
11

17
8
9

50
17
33

17
17
-

14
14

14
2
12

1
1

1
-

26
22

5
1

22
12

28
22

9
7

15

_

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

248
172
76

4 0 . 0 $ 99. 00
40 . 0
98. 50
100. 50
40 . 0

-

C le r k s, accounting, c la ss B _____ _____________________________
Manufacturing _________ - __________________________________ —
Nonmanufacturing ________________________________________________

171
102
69

40 . 0
40. 0
39. 5

76. 00
72. 50
81. 00

-

-

-

-

C le r k s, order ______________________________________________
Manufacturing _______________________________________________ ___
Nonmanufacturing ___ ,___________________________________________

184
92
92

40 . 0
40 . 0
40. 0

91. 50
90. 00
93. 00

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

Office boys __________________________ ______________________
Manufacturing _____ _____________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______ __ __________________________

234
117
117

39. 5
39. 5
39. 5

57. 00
60. 50
53. 50

33
33

39
20
19

30
21
9

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

88
66

39. 5
39. 5

103. 50
1 0 4 .5 0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Tabulating-m achine op era to rs, class B ________________
Manufacturing __________ ______________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

159
104
55

39. 5
40. 0
39. 5

92. 00
94. 50
87. 00

-

_
-

_
■

_
"

________________

79

39. 0

79. 50

-

-

-

B ille r s , machine (billing machine) ------------ ------------------Manufacturing ___________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

166
97
69

39. 0
39. 0
39. 0

65. 50
63. 00
69. 00

_

"

15
15

Bookkeeping-m achine op era to rs, class A _____________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

124
77

39. 5
39. 0

77. 00
75. 00

_

Bookkeeping-m achine o p era to rs, class B ________________
Manufacturing _____________________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ________________________________________________

568
135
433

39. 5
39. 5
39. 0

63. 50
70. 00
61. 00

C le r k s, accounting, c la ss A _ _________________________________
Manufacturing __________________________ ______________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

457
259
198

39. 0
39. 5
38. 5

86. 00
91. 00
79. 50

C le r k s, accounting, class B _________________________ —
Manufacturing ___ _____________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ________________________________________________

964
432
532

39. 5
39. 5
39. 0

66. 00
67. 00
65. 50

C le r k s, file , c la ss A ___________ ___________________ ___ ______
Manufacturing -------------------------------- ----------------- ------------------------

128
81

39. 5
40 . 0

71. 00
74. 00

-

C le r k s, file , c la ss B _______________________________________________
Manufacturing _________________________ ____________________ __
Nonmanufacturing --------- __ -------------- -----------------------

406
148
258

38. 5
39. 5
38. 0

54. 00
56. 50
52. 50

41
35
6

C le r k s, order _________________________ _____ ____________
Manufacturing ---------- -------- ------ ------------------------- __
Nonmanufacturing ----------------------------------------------------------

359
236
123

39. 5
39. 5
40 . 0

68. 50
67. 00
71. 50

-

Tabulating-m achine op era to rs, class C

-

"

-

-

-

"

20
20

-

-

-

1

.

12

1

-

2 l

-

8
3
5
_

-

-

-

-

-

~

1
1
-

1
1
-

2
2
-

11
1
10

1
1
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

13
10

12
9

3
3

2
2

5
5

2 15
10

4
3
1

13
6
7

6
6
-

5
5

15
15

4
4
-

6
6
-

5

5

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

4
4

_

-

_

_

-

1
1
"

_

“

■

-

-

-

-

6
6

3
1

5
5

_

-

1
-

_

-

2
-

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

"

-

-

29
28
1

2
2
-

7
7
-

2

W omen

_

-

-

-

27

74
12
62

105
5
100

130
20
110

74
10
64

84
51
33

38
14
24

17
8
9

12
8
4

3
3
~

3
3
“

1
1
-

_

_

_

-

-

-

12
12

23
16
7

21
4
17

64
18
46

45
32
13

51
17
34

98
59
39

40
30
10

14
8
6

23
19
4

15
9
6

-

-

40
11
29

155
81
74

118
39
79

170
68
102

185
87
98

87
50
37

57
25
32

32
4
28

67
24
43

14
9
5

24
20
4

13
12
1

2
2
-

_

1

8
3

17
6

22
9

19
9

9
9

33
31

3
3

1
1

3
2

10
8

1

1
~

_

_

-

“

89
13
76

128
31
97

63
13
50

36
17
19

30
20
10

6
6
-

8
8

3
3
"

_

-

1
1
-

1
1
-

1
1

44
44

51
51

46
17
29

62
26
36

62
36
26

29
17
12

29
17
12

14
12
2

5
3
2

12
10
2

-

_
'

See footnotes at end of table.




27

13
10
3
-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

-

_

_

_

_

_

-

"

-

-

-

4
2
2

_

_

-

-

-

'

'

'

_

_

-

-

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5
Table A-l. Office Occupations-Continued
(A verage stra igh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry d ivision, Cincinnati, Ohio— y. , M arch 1961)
K
Average
S ex, occupation, and industry division

of
workers

hours
(Standard)

earnings1
(Standard)

N UM BER OF W O RK ERS RECE IVIN G ST R AIG H T-TIM E W E E K L Y EARN ING S OF—

$
4 0 . 00
and
under
4 5 . 00

$
4 5 . 00

$
50. 00
_

50. 00 _55, 00

$
65. 00

$
70. 00

60. 00 _65. 00_ _70, 00

75. 00

$
55. 00
_

S
60. 00
_

_

_

$
75. 00
_

$
$
80. 00 85. 00
_

80. 00

85. 00

90. 00

$
90. 00
_

$
$
$
$
$
$
$
95. 00 1 0 0 .0 0 105. 00 1 1 0 .0 0 115. 00 120. 00 125. 00
and

95. 00. 1 0 0 .0 0 105. 00 110 ..op 115.. 00 1 2 0 .0 0 125. 00

over

Wom en— Continued

_

C lerks , p ayroll ____________________________________________
Manufacturing ___________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

366
262
104

39. 5
39. 5
39. 0

$ 7 7 .0 0
77. 00
78. 00

_

-

6
3
3

25
19
6

26
24
2

37
24
13

26
23
3

38
23
15

32
23
9

55
41
14

29
14
15

46
33
13

21
17
4

12
6
6

5
5
-

C om ptom eter operators ----------------------------------------------------Manufacturing ___________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

237
135
102

39. 5
39. 5
39. 5

7 2. 00
72. 50
71. 50

3
3
"

10
4
6

12
11
1

7
7
"

30
18
12

62
32
30

41
18
23

13
7
6

11
4
7

13
5
8

12
6
6

10
7
3

8
8
-

5
5
-

_

_

-

-

70

15

19

7

5

1

5

9

5

-

2

-

-

-

-

66
34
32

57
25
32

80
31
49

47
33
14

105
94
11

26
26
-

21
21
-

15
11
4

5
5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

.

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

"

-

-

"

-

-

80
44
36

62
45
17

29
12
17

38
21
17

D uplicating-m achine operators
(M im eograph or Ditto) __________________________________

2
2

-

-

4
3
1
_

2
2
_

-

-

-

-

-

-

39. 0

65. 00

-

2

Keypunch operators __________________________________________________
Manufacturing _____________________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ________________________________________________

577
314
263

39. 0
40. 0
38. 0

70. 00
7 6 . 50
62. 50

_

30

-

-

"

30

59
20
39

66
14
52

Office girls ______________________________________________________________
Manufacturing _____________________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

133
50
83

38. 0
39. 5
37. 5

54. 00
54. 00
54. 00

3

51
22
29

36
19
17

11
2
9

13
1
12

14
4
10

1
1

1
1

1
1

_

"

2
2
-

S ecretaries _________________________________________________
Manufacturing --------------------- -------- ----------------------------Nonmanufacturing -------------- — -----------------------------------

1 ,9 4 3
1, 151
792

39. 0
3 9 .5
38. 5

89. 50
91. 00
87. 00

_

-

"

2
2

3
3

58
25
33

139
60
79

182
71
111

158
96
62

172
105
67

254
180
74

250
128
122

263
178
85

156
123
33

97
63
34

Stenographers, general _________ _____________________________
Manufacturing ____________________________________________ ______
Nonmanufacturing ________________________________________________

1 ,4 5 8
834
624

38. 5
39. 0
38. 0

70. 50
7 3. 50
66. 00

12
12

60
8
52

104
18
86

160
67
93

269
141
128

157
109
48

159
115
44

177
138
39

132
107
25

64
31
33

64
39
25

47
29
18

37
------21
16

13
8
5

Switchboard operators _________ ______ _______________ ______
Manufacturing ________ __________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

229
92
137

39. 5
39. 5
39. 5

7 1. 00
78. 00
66. 00

10
10

16
16

29
29

10
10

12
11
1

20
9
11

25
21
4

36
12
24

20
20
"

29
7
22

13
3
10

2
2
“

7
7
-

Switchboard o p erator-recep tion ists _____________________
Manufacturing ___________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

342
175
167

39. 5
39. 0
39. 5

6 9. 00
69. 00
68. 50

_

_

-

-

4
4
-

56
36
20

70
26
44

65
33
32

59
32
27

36
14
22

5
3
2

7
7
-

2 .
2
-

2
2
-

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

150
64
86

38. 5
40. 0
37. 5

78. 00
83. 00
74. 00

-

-

-

-

1
1

9
9

8
1
7

13
1
12

37
24
13

24
5
19

16
1
15

7
1
6

21
20
1

2
2
-

10
7
3

-

Tabulating-m achine op era to rs, class C ________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

167
118

38. 0
37. 0

60. 50
58. 00

-

39
39

26
16

16
8

24
19

32
25

15
6

8
4

1
1

_

4

_

2

_

-

-

-

Tran scrib in g-m achin e operators , general -----------------Manufacturing ----------------------------------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

432
230
202

39. 0
39. 538. 5

6 5. 00
6 5. 50
64. 00

-

30
5
25

83
65
18

124
45
79

51
36
15

60
42
18

38
20
18

20
13
7

6
1
5

4
1
3

2

-

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

14
2
12

T y p ists, c la ss A __________________________________________
Manufacturing --------------------- ---------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing ______________________________________

540
271
269

39. 0
39. 5
38. 5

70. 00
74. 50
65. 50

_

_

-

-

-

-

19
3
16

54
12
42

143
57
86

86
32
54

72
35
37

38
20
18

40
35
5

57
51
6

T y p ists, c la ss B ___________________________________________
Manufacturing ----------------------------------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing _______________________________ _____

1 ,3 2 6
712
614

39. 0
39. 5
38. 5

60. 50
64. 00
56. 00

14
2
12

148
37
111

299
115
184

256
144
112

238
120
118

135
87
48

72
4 6 ""
26

75
72
3

49
49

19
19

-

3

-

-

36
— rs“
20

”

-

-

-

_
-

2
2

-

1
1
-

"

-

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

"

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

"

_

-

_

_

-

-

"

2
2
-

-

-

_

_

_

_

-

2

"

"

"

-

-

25
22
3

5
4
1

_

_

_

_

1

_

-

-

-

_

.

_

-

-

1

10
10

10
10

1
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 w eekly hours.
2 W ork ers w ere distributed as follow s: 9 at $ 125 to $ 130; 6 at $ 130 and over.




_

"

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

_

6
Table A-2. Professional and Technical Occupations
(A verage stra igh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Cincinnati, Ohio—Ky. , M arch 1961)
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNINGS OF—

A verage

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Weekly
hours1
(Standard)

Weekly
earnings1
(Standard)

Under
$
75. 00

$
$
75. 00 80.
and
under
85.
80. 0 0

0 0

0 0

$85. 00
_9

.

0

0_0

.

0 0

$
95. 00

_95.

0 0

1 0 0

$
9 0

.

0 .0

1 0 0 . 0 0

$
105. 00

1 1 0 . 0 0

1 0 5 .0 0

1 1 0

..

.115. 00

00

$
115. 00
1 2 0 . 0 0

$

.

1 2 0

0 0

$
$
$
$
125. 00 130. 00 135. 00 1 4 0 .0 0 145. 00 150. 00 155. 00

.125. 00 130, 90 135.

0 0

1 4 0 .1 0 145.

9 0

1 5 0 .0 0 1 55. 00

and
over

Men

3

$144 .5 0

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

117

40. 0

D raftsm en, senior -------------------------------------------------------------Manufacturing -----------------------------------------------------------------

679
554

40. 0
40. 0

D raftsm en , junior --------------------------------------------------------------Manufacturing — -------------------------------------------------------------

332

40. 0
40. 0

99 .50

1 2

8

2 9 6

9 8 .0 0

1 1

8

39. 5
40. 0

9 8 .0 0

D raftsm en , leader

1 2 2 . 0 0

118.00

-

3
3

2
2

15
14

5
5

16
16

23

33
32

2 0

33
31

4

29
27

6 1

1 2 0

59

1 1 6

94

48
46

29
29

13
13

25
25

1 1

1 0 0

3

74
74

34
33

4
4

5
5

2
2

10

14

46

1

92
82

59
36

13
13

45

2

1 0

2

"

3
3

"

2
2

-

-

3
3

3
3

2
2

1

58
53

2 1

6

Women

N u rses, industrial (registered) --------------------------------------Manufacturing ___________________________________________

1
2

1 1 6

106

99.50

4
4

16
14

1 1

9

16
15

1 1

Standard hours refle ct the workweek for which em ployees receive their regular stra igh t-tim e salarie s and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours.
W ork ers were distributed as follow s: 1 at $ 155 to $ 160; 3 at $ 160 to $ 165; 9 at $ 165 to $ 170; 7 at $ 170 to $ 175; 9 at $ 175 and over.




1

4

2

37
2

29

30
23

-

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 basis
by industry division, Cincinnati, Ohio— y . , M arch 1961)
K
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

Occupation and industry division

N ber
um
of
w
orkers

Average
$
$
1 .7 0
hourly . Under 1 .6 0
and
earnin
gs $
under
1 . 60
1 .7 0
1 .8 0

C arpenters, maintenance _________________________
M an ufactu ring___________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________

258
180
78

$ 2 . 84
2. 76
3. 02

E lectrician s, m a in te n a n c e ___
_
_ _ _ _
M an ufactu ring__________________________________
Nonmanufacturing .......................................................

786
579
207
2 2 2

$
1 .8 0
1. 90

$
1

.9 0

2

.

0 0

-

-

2 .9 5
2. 97
2 .9 1

-

_
-

.
-

6 6

3. 05
3. 22
2 . 6 6

F irem en , stationary boiler
M an ufactu ring__________________________________

364
319

2. 51
2. 55

3
"

H elpers, trades, maintenance
Manufacturing _
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________

285

2. 15
. 16
2. 13

7
7

85

“

1 0

M achin e-tool operators, t o o lr o o m ______________
M an ufactu ring___________________________________

534
534

2. 90
2 . 9 0

_

_

.

~

"

M achinists, maintenance
_
_
______
M an ufactu ring__________________________________

411
368

2 .9 1
2. 93

.

~

M echanics, automotive (maintenance) _________
M an ufactu ring__________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ______________________________

536
92
444

2. 63
2 .7 9
2 . 60

.
-

M echanics, maintenance
M an ufactu ring__________________________________

651
596

2. 72
2. 74

_
-

M illw rights _________________________________________
M an ufactu ring__________________________________

2 9 2

3. 01
3. 01

_
■

-

-

-

O ilers _______________________________________________
M an ufactu ring__________________________________

159

3

_

_

1 2 2

2. 51
2. 58

-

2 1 0

2

155
55

2. 58

P ip efitters, maintenance ________________________
M an u factu rin g__________________________________

336
327

3. 09
3. 09

S h eet-m etal w ork ers, m ain te n an c e_____________
M an u factu rin g __________________________________

90
80

Painters, maintenance ___________________________
M an ufactu ring__________________________________
N on m anufacturing______________________________

Tool and die m ak ers __
__ _
M an u factu rin g__________________________________

156

2 0 0

2 9 2

6 6 8

66§

2

$

2

.

0 0

2

.

1 0

2

.

1 0

2

.

2 0

6

-

Engineers, stationary
_
__
___ _
M an ufactu ring__________________________________
N on m anufacturing______________________________

$

-

-

-

_
-

-

.
-

_
-

"

"

5
5

-

-

-

6

-

-

-

4
4

“
4
4

1 0

14

6

1 0

1 0

6

9

34
24

.
-

“




2. 30

9
9
-

1 2

2. 50

2 2

18
4

-

30
17

36
27

43
36

-

114
83
31

18
6

18
18

_

.

“

~

“

13
13

13
15

27
27

4
4

_

_

_

_

"

■

"

“

14
14

7
7

.

.

_

_

-

-

-

-

7
7
-

34
4
30

95
54
41

57
19
38

29
25

33
33

$3 .1 0

2. 90

3. 00

3. 10

3. 20

4
4

6

-

“

"

1

55
46
9

27
27

45
32
13

2 0

1 2
1 2

1

15
1 1
------- 2 “ " ' l l
13

$3. 00

'

38
37

6

29
9

57
39

50
50

76
71

1 2

18
18

23
23

.

_

_

.

1

2

1 0

-

-

1

2

1 0

_
-

_
-

4
3

1

-

-

3
3

1

_

_

_

_

.

-

-

-

-

3. 10
3. 15

_

_

_

-

"

-

3. 09
3. 09

_

_

"

1 2

17
17

40

7
5

"

4
4
-

_

_

_

_

"

-

-

_

.

_

_

_

_

"

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

2

"

"

-

-

-

24
24

6

2

2

3
3
2 0
6

14

2 0
2 '0

44
2 2
2 2

5
5

19
19

_

_

-

6

7
7

_

2

"
50
45
5

8

4
4

8

5

5
5

6
6

14
4

3
3

2

1

2

i

13
13

4
4

134
134

1 1

8

45
45

.
-

.
-

16
lb

56
56

-

-

-

~

8 6

59
59

2
2

4
4

~

.

.

“

"

1 2

3

2

1 1

"

.
-

1 2

24
24

5
5

.
-

1 0 1

_

7
7

-

1 0 1

31
29

14
14

5
5

"

1 0 2

92
92

1 6

-

1 0 2

136
136

17
17

-

1 2

34
4

1 2

1 2

-

-

16

6

_

1 2

95

19
19

_

135
135

47

1 1

-

_

2 1

13
13

1 0
1 0

2

—

T ~1

48
“W “

31
------ J T

2

_

1 2

-

49

1 2

24
18

-

32

-

.

73
4
69

8

2

2

-

-

2 1

2

6

6

.

17
16

1

1 1

-

103

_

3
3

1 1

1 2

.

24

_

30
30

1 2

-

25

_

13
4
9

.

32
14
18

-

_
-

-

91

_

_
-

2 0

92

1

70
6 8

2 0

65
9
56

1

70
70
-

34
34

1 2

-

264
1 8 4
80

25
25

1

1 2

30

4
4

9
9

over

-

2 0

35
7

3. 60

2

2 0

58
58

3. 50

-

-

23
17

3. 40

-

-

18
14

1
1

$3. 60
and

-

15
15

6

$3. 50

6

1

6

$
3. 40

~

-

1

1 8

18

3. 30

$3. 30

13
13

13

33

-

1

2 0

“

2 0

26
26

1 1
1 0

$3.

14
14

24
24

"

24
24

1

15
i4

. 80

$2. 90

7
7

37
37

-

31
28
3

2

. 80

2

9
9

19
18

1

2. 70

S

18
18

_

-

.

. 60

2

$2. 70

92
92

_

1

1

$2 . 60

18
18
"

7
7

-

1

$2. 50

9
9
-

1 2

-

_

14

"

35
16
19

-

2 0

-

15
15
-

-

37

_
-

'2 1

_

1 1

_
-

1 0

_

48

6

2 2

-

"

2. 40

2

2

-

8 6

$2. 40

25
25

1 2

-

.

$
2. 30

“

Excludes p rem iu m pay for overtim e and for v, ork on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
2 W ork ers w ere distributed as followis; 4 at $ 3. 60 to $ 3. 70; 2 at $ 3. 70 to $ 3. 80; 26 at $ 3. 90 and over.
1

2 0

1 2

-

1 1

_
-

$2 .

8 6

4
4
25
-----25“

.

-

-

"

-

-

9
9

1

b

„
-

-

1

1 2

.

-

78
78

_

_

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

1 0
1 0

2

1 2 0

6 6

b

“

-

_

_

_

-

-

"

8

_

_

8

-

3
3
_

_

-

-

_

6

166
lb "6

93
93

_

25
25

31

_

_

2 1

56
56

198
19&

81
—

_
-

"

“

7
7

5
~

15
------T5“
-

“

3
-

_

6
6

_

_

-

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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, Cincinnati, Ohio—Ky. , M arch 1961)
NUM BER OF W ORKERS R E CEIVING ST R AIG H T-TIM E H OURLY EARN ING S OF—

Occupation1 and industry division

Elevator op erators, p assenger
(women) ------------------------------------------------------

Num
ber
of
w
orkers

Average Under $ 00 *1. 10 $ 1. 20 $1 .3 0 i . 40 1. 50
1.
hourly
and
earnings 2 5
under
1 .0 0
1. 10 1. 20 1 .3 0 1 .4 0 1. 50 1 .6 0

1 .6 0

$
$
$
$
$
S
$
$
$
$
s
$
$
$
2.
1 .7 0 1 .8 0 1 .9 0 2. 00 2. 10 2. 20 2. 30 2. 40 § 50 2 .6 0 2. 70 2. 80 2. 90 3. 00 3. 10

1. 70

1. 80

1 .9 0

2. 00

2. 10

2. 20

2. 30

2 .4 0

2 .5 0

2^60

2 .7 0

2 .8 0

2 .9 0

3. 00

3. 10

3. 20

3. 20
and
over

57
55

$1. 23
1 .1 9

9
*9

-

31
' 3l

4

-

-

1
1

10
10

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Guards ---------------------------------------------------------Manufacturing ---------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing ---------------------------------

565
511
54

2. 52
2. 50
2. 74

.

.

“

3
2
1

1
1

1
1

1
1

6
6
■

“

66
6S

6
6

-

49
49
”

5
5

73
70
3

12
4
8

97
95
2

202
198
4

-

-

-

-

~

32
32

-

~

9
8
1

_

"

2
2

_

-

"

■

Janitors, p o rte rs, and clean ers
(men) ______________________________________
Manufacturing __________________________
Nonmanufacturing ----------------------------------

2, 403
1, 582
821

1 .7 8
2. 00
1. 35

15
15

185
16
169

177
6
171

128
25
103

157
73
84

80
47
33

75
63
12

170
83
87

171
130
41

138
94
44

276
269
7

171
138
33

43
27
16

185
180
5

168
167
1

243
243

-

-

21
21

-

_

_
_

_
_

_

"

"

-

-

-

-

-

488
113
375

1 .3 8
1 .7 4
1. 27

20

105

35
4
31

17
8
9

50
13
37

54
18
36

23
5
18

13
5
8

12
9
3

-

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

-

_

105

32
4
28

21
21

20

86
6
80

18
18

Nonmanufacturing ----------------------------------

L a b o re rs, m aterial handling ____________
Manufacturing __________________________
Nonmanufacturing ---------------------------------

2. 586
1, 960
626

2. 18
2. 13
2. 32

_
-

18
18

13
13

15
15

23
19
4

15
13
2

81
81

159
153
6

186
156
30

237
188
49

243
243

136
97
39

134
118
16

330
223
107

154
54
100

287
287

188
152
36

71
71
"

20
20

210
24
186

-

_

-

~

"

-

-

66
66
-

Order fille r s _______________________________
Manufacturing ---------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing ---------------------------------

636
322
314

1 .9 9
2. 03
1 .9 5

_
"

12
12

10
10
“

31
31
"

72
18
54

22
22
_

28
l6
12

18
6
12

41
11
30

25
19
6

38
2
36

64
46
18

37
21
16

30
24
6

114
48
66

46
46

12
12

_
-

_
-

.
-

.
-

-

12
12
-

_
-

■

-

-

-

-

24
24
-

P ack e rs, shipping (men) _________________
Manufacturing ---------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing ______________________

528
375
153

1. 72
1 .7 4
1 .6 6

_
-

24
24

9
9
■

39
39

43
43
“

43
22
21

109
109

39
15
24

43
1
42

21
15
6

8
2
6

9
9

44
26
18

22
22

14
2
12

52
52

9
9

-

.
-

.
-

.
-

-

-

.
-

P ack ers, shipping (women) ______________
Manufacturing ----------------------------------------

190
167

1 .7 2
1 .8 2

9
"

7

_

7

6
6

21

44
44

14
14

10
10

2
2

.

.

21

43
43

-

-

-

-

_
-

1

.
-

.
-

■

*

■

5

3
3

B

Janitors, p orte rs, and clean ers
(women) ___________________________________

“

•

Receiving clerk s ---------------------------------------Manufacturing ---------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing ---------------------------------

273
197
76

2. 08
2. 17
1 .8 2

_
"

6
6

Shipping clerk s ____________________________
Manufacturing __________________________
Nonmanufacturing ---------------------------------

195

123

2. 14
2. 21
2. 02

.
-

.
-

2. 37
2 .4 3

_

Shipping and receiving c l e r k s ____________
Manufacturing ----------------------------------------

See footnotes at end of table.




72

235
188

_
■
.
-

■
.

.

_

14
14

2
-

2
-

2

2

.
“

28
16
12

.
"

"

.

_

_

.

.

_

.

27
27

“

16
16
“

28
16
12

22
10
12

38
32
6

4
4
”

31
29

4
4

2

■

.
_

6
6

8

37
25

19

14

2

1

11

6

12

18

3

19
7

9

8
8

6
6

25
24

15
15

-

■

_

26
19
7

42
41

6
6
"

14
14

15
12

21
18

19
15

_

-

7
7

17
l6

3

16
9
7

13
10

16
4

1

.
-

8 .
6

5
3

2

2

22
22

2
2

.
-

-

"

“

10
9

4
2

63
63

3
3

1

_

*

5

4
4

9
Table A-4. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations-Continued
(A verage stra igh t-tim e hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry d ivision , Cincinnati, Ohio— y. , M arch 1961)
K
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

Occupation 1 and industry division

N ber
um
of
w
orkers

$
a
$
Average
hourly 2 Under 1. 00 1. 10 1. 20
earnings 4 $
and
1. 00 under
1. 10 1. 20 1. 30

T ruckdr ive r s 4 _____________________________
Manufacturing _________________________
Nonmanufacturing --------------------------------

2 ,7 4 9
516
2, 233

$ 2. 64
2 .4 2
2. 69

T ru ck d rivers , light (under IV 2
tons) ________________ __ __ _________
Manufacturing ______________________
Nonmanufacturing _________________

241
96
145

2. 15
2. 07
2. 20

S
$
a
$
$
$
S
$
$
$
$
$
S
$
S
$
$
$
$
1. 30 1 .4 0 1. 50 1. 60 1. 70 1. 80 1. 90 2. 00 2. 10 2. 20 2. 30 2. 40 2. 50 2. 60 2. 70 2. 80 2. 90 3. 00 3. 10 3. 20
and

%

1. 60

1. 70

1. 80

1. 90

2. 00

"

-

"

“

22
10
12

12
12

25
7
18

29
23
6

13
13

22
6
16

3
3
~

26

“

-

“

-

1. 50

-

22
10
12

12
12

7
7

13
13
"

"

6
6

~

4
4

15
10
5

10
10

16
6
10

3
3
“

22
22

-

'

2 6

2. 50

2. 60

2. 70

2. 80

2. 90

3. 00

3. 10

21
8
13

77
27
50

588
83
505

143
38
105

539
92
447

816
77
739

46
9
37

190
190

-

-

~

■

15
3
12

6
2
4

53
3
50

49
13
36

7
7
“

13
13
"

“

“

“

“

“

17
17
-

26
24
2

10
6
4

24
24

51
9
42

122
17
105

76
70
6

130
18
112

1
1
“

140
140

-

"

9
9

-

1 .4 0

2. 10

2. 20

2. 30

80
27
53

47
44
3

50
36
14

30
18
12

4
3
1

50
9
41

2 .4 0

9
9

-

-

389
37
352

-

216
45
171

45
8
37

50
50

-

-

“

294
3
291

"

-

31

2

155

67

-

-

-

-

6
------6 ~

40
40
"

27
27

"

-

~

~

93
93
“

-

-

-

“

~

~
.
-

“

3. 20 over

T r u ck d riv ers, m edium ( I V e to
and including 4 tons) _________________
Manufacturing ----- ------------------- —
Nonmanufacturing ---------------------------

728
236
492

2. 58
2 .4 1
2. 65

T r u ck d riv ers, heavy (over 4
tons , tra iler type) ___________________
Manufacturing --------------------------------Nonmanufacturing _________________

1 ,0 1 2
111
901

2. 70
2. 65
2. 71

T r u ck d r iv e r s, heavy (over 4 ton s,
other than tra ile r type) --------------------

261

2. 72

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

T r u c k e r s, power (forklift) _______________
Manufacturing --------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing --------------------------------

1 ,1 3 8
1 ,0 2 3
115

2 .4 6
2 .4 7
2. 38

-

"

-

-

"

“

'

12
12

“

4
4
“

14
14
"

27
27
"

131
131
"

95
95
■

75
75
“

79
45
34

121
120
1

95
54
41

100
100
“

219
219
“

T r u c k e r s, power (other than
forklift) ___________________________________
Manufacturing _________________________

100
56

2. 22
2. 16

“

~

-

“

"

“

"

9

-

"

2
2

12
12

4
4

42

25
23

1
1

1
1

2
2

2
2

“

-

~

Watchmen _______________ _________________
Manufacturing ___ __ __ _____________
Nonmanufacturing ___ ______ _________

335
246
89

1. 65
1. 72
1 .4 3

_
-

.

33
22
11

19
10
9

91
38
53

1
1

47
47

11
10
1

28
26
2

57
55
2

13
8
5

7
7

_

_

_

_

_

„

-

-

-

-

.
-

„

-

22
22

.

-

-

-

-

1
2
3
4

“

"

"

15
15

Data lim ited to m en w orkers except where otherw ise indicated.
Excludes prem ium pay for overtim e and for work on w eekends, h olid ays, and late shifts.
A ll w orkers w ere at $ 0. 80 to $ 0. 90.
Includes all d rivers regard le ss of size and type of truck operated.




9

6
1
5

"

-

"




11

A ppendix:

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
B I L L E R , MACHINE

BO O KKEEPIN G -M A CH IN E O P ER A T O R

Prepares statements, bills, 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, E lliott
Fisher, Sundstrand, Burroughs, National Cash Register, with or with­
out a typewriter keyboard) to keep a record of business transactions.

Biller, machine (billing 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 carton cop ies
of the bill being prepared and is often done on a fanfold machine.
Biller, machine (bookkeeping machine)— se s a bookkeeping
-U
machine (Sundstrand, Elliott Fisher, Remington Rand, e tc., 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.

C L E R K , ACCOUNTIN G

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

12

C L E R K , ACCOUNTIN G— 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 allocations. May
assist in preparing, adjusting, and closin g journal entries; may
direct cla ss 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 ffice s in
which the more routine accounting work is subdivided on a func­
tional basis among several workers.

C LER K , PA YRO LL
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.
CO M PTO M ETER O P E R A T O R
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.
D U PLICATIN G-M ACH IN E O P E R A T O R (MIMEOGRAPH OR D ITTO )

C LER K , F IL E
C lass 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.
C lass 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.

C L E R K , O R D ER
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 o f used
stencils or Ditto masters. May sort, collate, and staple completed
material.

KEYPU N CH O PERA TO R
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 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 files of punch
cards. May verify own work or work of others.
O F F IC E B O Y OR G IR L
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
SECRETA RY

SWITCHBOARD O P E R A T O R -R E C E P T IO N IS T

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.

TABU LATIN G-M ACH IN E

STEN O G R A PH ER , G E N E R A L
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).

posi­
also
This
time

O PERATO R

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-M ACHINE O P E R A T O R , G E N E R A L
ST EN O G R A P H ER , T E C H N IC A L
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 specialised 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 O P E R A T O R
T Y P IS T
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 occasionally 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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T Y P IS T — Continued

T Y P IS T — 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.

PR O F E SSIO N A L AND T E C H N IC A L

DRAFTSM AN, JUNIOR
(A ssistant 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.
DRAFTSM AN, L E A D E R
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, SEN IO R
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 sca le 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;




DRAFTSM AN, SEN IO R — 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.

N U RSE, IN D U STR IA L (R E G IS T E R E D )
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 em ployees; 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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MAINTENANCE

D PO W E R PL A N T

C A R P E N T E R , M AINTENANCE

FIREM A N , STA TIO N A R Y B O IL E R

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 assist in repairing boilerroom equipment.

E L E C T R IC IA N , M AINTENANCE
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.
E N G IN E E R , STA TIO N A RY
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 .




H E L P E R , T R A D E S , M AINTENANCE
A ssists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades,
by performing sp e cific 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.
M ACHIN E-TOOL O P E R A T O R , 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, M AINTENANCE
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
specification 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, M AIN TEN AN CE— Continued

M ILLW RIGHT— Continued

operating standard machine tools; shaping of metal parts to clo se toler­
ances; making standard shop computations re la ting 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; selecting 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.

M ECHANIC, AUTOM OTIVE (M AINTENANCE)
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.
M ECHANIC, M AINTEN AN CE
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 machiue shop
for major repairs; preparing written specification s 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.
M ILLW RIGHT
Installs new machines or heavy equipment and dismantles and
installs machines or heavy equipment when changes in the plant layout




O IL E R
Lubricates, with oil or grease, the moving parts or wearing sur­
faces of mechanical equipment of an establishment.
P A IN T E R , M AINTEN AN CE
Paints and redecorates w alls, woodwork, and fixtures of an es­
tablishment. Work involves the following: Knowledge of surface pecu­
liarities and types of 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 con sistency. 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 I P E F I T T E R , M AINTENANCE
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
o f 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 .

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
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 evices; 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 pertorm
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 a lso 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 sp ecific operations performed being
dependent upon the type, size, 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 o f appropriate type and size o f 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 of 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 ssifie d 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 lV2 tons)
Truckdriver, medium ( l l to and including 4 tons)
A
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 ssified 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.
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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. 1285❖ Albany—
Schenectady—
Troy, N .Y .— Bull. 1285-51
Albuquerque, N. Mex.— Bull. 1285-61
❖ Allentown—
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, Ala.— Bull. 1285-53
Boise, Idaho— Bull. 1285-62

❖ ❖ Boston, Mass.— Bull. 1285-15
❖ ❖ Buffalo, N .Y.— Bull. 1285-31
Burlington, Vt.— Bull. 1285*57
❖ Canton, Ohio— Bull. 1285-29
Charleston, W. Va.— Bull. 1285-60
Charlotte, N .C.— Bull. 1285-58
❖ ❖ Chattanooga, Tenn.—
Ga.— Bull. 1285- 14
Chicago, 111.— Bull. 1285-66
Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky.— Bull. 1285-59
❖ ❖ 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, C olo.— Bull. 1285-27
❖ Des Moines, Iowa— Bull. 1285*43
❖ ❖ Detroit, Mich.— Bull. 1285-37
❖ ❖ Fort Worth, T ex.— Bull. 1285-23

❖ Green Bay, Wis.— Bull. 1285-2
Greenville, S.C.— Bull. 1285-63
Houston, 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.— Bull. 1285-6
Los Angeles—
Long Beach, Calif.— Bull. 1285-52
❖ ❖ Louisville, Ky.—
Ind.— Bull. 1285-49
Lubbock, Tex.— Bull. 1285❖ Manchester, N.H.— Bull. 1285-1
❖ Memphis, Tenn.— Bull. 1285-35
❖ Miami, Fla.— Bull. 1285-33
Milwaukee, Wis.— Bull. 1285-64
❖ ❖ Minneapolis— Paul, Minn.— Bull. 1285-39
St.
Muskegon—
Muskegon Heights, Mich.— Bull. 1285❖ Newark 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. 1285-65
Norfolk—
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. 1285-55

❖ ❖ Pittsburgh, P a.— 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, M o.-Ill.— Bull. 1285- 10
❖ ❖ Salt Lake City, Utah— Bull. 1285-32
San Antonio, Tex.— Bull. 1285San Bernardino—
Riverside—
Ontario,
C alif.— Bull. 1285-4
❖ ❖ San Francisco—
Oakland, C alif.— 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. 1285-54
❖

Spokane, Wash.— Bull. 1285❖ ❖ Toledo, Ohio— Bull. 1285-50
❖ ❖ Trenton, N.J.— Bull. 1285-25
❖ ❖ Washington, D .C.—
Md.—
Va.— Bull. 1285-22
Waterbury, Conn.— Bull. 1285-56
❖ Waterloo, Iowa— Bull. 1285-20
❖ ❖ Wichita, Kans.— Bull. 1285- 9
❖ ❖ Wilmington, D el.—
N.J.— Bull. 1285-12
Worcester, Mass.— Bull. 1285❖ York, P a.— Bull. 1285-45

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

Price, 20 cents.
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