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Occupational Wage Survey

D A V E N P O R T -R O C K ISLAND—MOLINE, .
IO W A—ILLINOIS
OCTOBER 1962

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W. Willard Wirtz, Secretary
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
Ewan Clague, Commissioner




Occupational Wage Survey
DAVENPORT-ROCK ISLAND—MOLINE, IOW A-ILLINOIS




OCTOBER 1962

B u l l e t i n N o. 1 3 4 5 -1 8
February 1963

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT O F LABOR
W. Willard W irtz, Secretary
BUREAU O F LABOR STATISTICS
Ewan Clague, Commissioner
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Contents

Preface

Page
The Labor Market Occupational Wage Survey Program
Eighty-two labor markets currently are included
in the Bureau of Labor Statistics program of annual occu­
pational wage surveys in major labor markets. These
studies provide data on occupational earnings and related
supplementary benefits. Information on related supple­
mentary benefits is obtained biennially in most of the
labor markets.
A preliminary report which presents earnings
trends for selected occupational groups and average earn­
ings in selected jobs is released within a month after the
completion of the study in each area. This bulletin pro­
vides additional data not included in the preliminary report.
A two-part summary bulletin is issued after the
completion of all of the area bulletins for a round of su r­
veys (for the current round of surveys, the first part of
this bulletin will be available late in 1963 and the second
part early in 1964).
The first part presents individual
labor market data. The second part presents data relating
to all metropolitan areas in the United States.
This bulletin was prepared in the Bureau's r e ­
gional office in Chicago, 111., by Kenneth Thorsten, under
the direction of Woodrow C. Linn, Assistant Regional D i­
rector for Wages and Industrial Relations.




Introduction ______________________________________________
Wage trends for selected occupational groups _________________________

1
4

Tables:
1.
2.

A:

B:

Establishments and workers within scope of survey ___________
Percents of increase in standard weekly salaries and
straight-time hourly earnings for selected
occupational groups, for selected periods _____________________

3

Occupational earnings:*
A -1. Office occupations—
men and women _______________________
A -2 . Professional and technical occupations—
men
and women ________________________________________________
A -3 . Office, professional, and technical occupations—
men and women combined ________________________________
A -4. Maintenance and powerplant occupations _________________
A -5 . Custodial and material movement occupations ___________

8
9
10

Establishment practices and supplementary wage provisions:*
B - l . Minimum entrance salaries for women office workers ___
B -2. Shift differentials ___________________________________________
B -3. Scheduled weekly hours ____________________________________
B -4. Paid holidays _______________________________________________
B-5. Paid vacations __________ *___________________________________
B-6. Health, insurance, and pension plans _____________________

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13
14
15
16
18

Appendix: Occupational descriptions ___________________________________

* NOTE: Similar tabulations are available for other
major areas. (See inside back cover.)
Union scales, indicative of prevailing pay levels, are
also available for seven selected building trades in the
Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline area.

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7

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Occupational Wage Survey—Davenport—Rock Island—M oline, Iowa—111.
Introduction

This area is 1 of 82 labor markets in which the U .S. De­
partment of Labor*s Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts surveys
of occupational earnings and related wage benefits on an areawide
basis.
In this area, data were obtained by personal visits of Bu­
reau field economists to representative establishments within six
broad industry divisions: Manufacturing; transportation, communica­
tion, and other public utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade: finance,
insurance, and real estate; and services.
Major industry groups
excluded from these studies are government operations and the con­
struction and extractive industries.
Establishments having fewer
than a prescribed number of workers are omitted because they
tend to furnish insufficient employment in the occupations studied to
warrant inclusion. Separate tabulations are provided for each of the
broad industry divisions which meet publication criteria.

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.
Differences in pay levels for selected occupations in which
both men and women are commonly employed are largely due to
(1) differences in the distribution of the sexes among industries and
establishments; (2) differences in specific duties performed, although
the occupations are appropriately classified within the same survey
job description; and (3) differences in length of service 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 descrip­
tions used in classifying employees in these surveys are usually more
generalized than those used in individual establishments to allow for
minor differences among establishments in specific duties performed.

These surveys are conducted on a sample basis because of
the unnecessary cost involved in surveying all establishments.
To
obtain optimum accuracy at minimum cost, a greater proportion of
large than of small establishments is studied. In combining the data,
however, all establishments are given their appropriate weight. E s ­
timates based on the establishments studied are presented, therefore,
as relating to all establishments in the industry grouping and area,
except for those below the minimum size studied.

Occupational employment estimates represent the total in all
establishments within the scope of the study and not the number ac­
tually surveyed.
Because of differences in occupational structure
among establishments, the estimates of occupational employment ob­
tained. from the sample of establishments studied serve only to indi­
cate the relative importance of the jobs studied.
These differences
in occupational structure do not materially affect the accuracy of the
earnings data.

Occupations and Earnings
The occupations selected for study are common to a variety
of manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries, and are of the
following types: (a) Office clerical; (b) professional and technical;
(c) maintenance and powerplant; and (d) custodial and material move­
ment.
Occupational classification is based on a uniform set of job
descriptions designed to take account of interestablishment variation
in duties within the same job.
The occupations selected for study
are listed and described in the appendix. Earnings data for some of
the occupations listed and described are not presented in the A -series
tables because either (1) employment in the occupation is too small
to provide enough data to merit presentation, or (2) there is possi­
bility of disclosure of individual establishment data.

Establishment Practices and Supplementary Wage Provisions
Information is presented (in the B -series tables) on selected
establishment practices and supplementary benefits as they relate to
office and plant workers.
The concept "office workers, " as used
in this bulletin, includes working supervisors and nonsupervisory
workers performing clerical or related functions, and excludes ad­
ministrative, executive, and professional personnel. "Plant workers"
include working foremen and all nonsupervisory workers (including
leadmen and trainees) engaged in nonoffice functions.
Administrative,
executive, and professional employees, and force-account construc­
tion employees who are utilized as a separate work force are ex­
cluded.
Cafeteria workers and routemen are excluded in manufac­
turing industries, but included as plant workers in nonmanufacturing
industries.

Occupational employment and earnings data are shown for
full-time workers, i. e. , those hired to work a regular weekly schedule
in the given occupational classification. Earnings data exclude pre­
mium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late
shifts. Nonproduction bonuses are excluded, but cost-of-living bonuses
and incentive earnings are included.
Where weekly hours are r e ­
ported, as for office clerical occupations, reference is to the work



Minimum entrance salaries (table B -l) relate only to the e s­
tablishments visited. They are presented in terms of establishments
with formal minimum entrance salary policies.

1

2

Shift differential data (table B-Z) are limited to manufacturing
industries. This information is presented both in terms of (a) estab­
lishment policy, 1 presented in terms of total plant worker employ­
ment, and (b) effective practice, presented in terms of workers ac­
tually employed on the specified shift at the time of the survey.
In
establishments having varied differentials, the amount applying to a
majority was used or, if no amount applied to a majority, the clas­
sification ‘'other" was used.
In establishments in which some lateshift hours are paid at normal rates, a differential was recorded
only if it applied to a majority of the shift hours.
The scheduled hours (table B-3) of a majority of the firstshift workers in an establishment are tabulated as applying to all of
the plant or office workers of that establishment.
Paid holidays;
paid vacations; and health, insurance, and pension plans (tables B -4
through B-6) are treated statistically on the basis that these are
applicable to all plant or office workers if a majority of such workers
are eligible or may eventually qualify for the practices listed.
Sums
of individual items in tables B-Z through B -6 may not equal totals
because of rounding.
Data on paid holidays (table B-4) are limited to data on
holidays granted annually on a formal basis; i . e . , (l) are provided
for in written form, or (Z) have been established by custom.
Holi­
days ordinarily granted are included even though they may fall on a
nonworkday, even if the worker is not granted another day off.
The
first part of the paid holidays table presents the number of whole
and half holidays actually granted. The second part combines whole
and half holidays to show total holiday tim e.
The summary of vacation plans (table B-5) is limited to
formal policies, excluding informal arrangements whereby time off
with pay is granted at the discretion of the employer. Separate e s ­
timates are provided according to employer practice in computing
vacation payments, such as time payments, percent of annual earn­
ings, or flat-sum amounts. However, in the tabulations of vacation
pay, payments not on a time basis were converted to a time basis;
for example, a payment of Z percent of annual earnings was con­
sidered as the equivalent of 1 week's pay.

Data are presented for all health, insurance, and pension
plans (table B-6) for which at least a part of the cost is borne by
the employer, excepting only legal requirements such as workmen's
compensation, social security, and railroad retirement.
Such plans
include those underwritten by a commercial insurance company and
those provided through a union fund or paid directly by the employer
out of current operating funds or from a fund set aside for this pur­
pose.
Death benefits are included as a form of life insurance.
Sickness and accident insurance is limited to that type of in­
surance under which predetermined cash payments are made directly
to the insured on a weekly or monthly basis during illness or ac­
cident disability.
Information is presented for all such plans to
which the employer contributes.
However, in New York and New
Jersey, which have enacted temporary disability insurance laws which
require employer contributions,2 plans are included only if the em ­
ployer (1) contributes more than is legally required, or (Z) provides
the employee with benefits which exceed the requirements of the law.
Tabulations of paid sick leave plans are limited to formal plans 3
which provide full pay or a proportion of the worker's pay during
absence from work because of illness. Separate tabulations are pre­
sented according to (1) plans which provide full pay and no waiting
period, and (Z) plans which provide either partial pay or a waiting
period. In addition to the presentation of the proportions of workers
who are provided sickness and accident insurance or paid sick leave,
an unduplicated total is shown of workers who receive either or both
types of benefits.
Catastrophe insurance, sometimes referred to as- extended
medical insurance, includes those plans which are designed to protect
employees in case of sickness and injury involving expenses beyond
the normal coverage of hospitalization, medical, and surgical plans.
Medical insurance refers to plans providing for complete or partial
payment of doctors' fees.
Such plans may be underwritten by com­
mercial insurance companies or nonprofit organizations or they may
be self-insured. Tabulations of retirement pension plans are limited
to those plans that provide monthly payments for the remainder of
the worker's life.

2 The temporary disability laws in California and Rhode Island
An establishment was considered as having a policy if it met not require employer contributions.
do
either of the following conditions: (l) Operated late shifts at the time
3 An establishment was considered as having a formal plan if
of the survey, or (Z) had formal provisions covering late shifts.
An
it established at least the minimum number of days of sick leave
establishment was considered as having formal provisions if it (l) had
that could be expected by each employee.
Such a plan need not be
written, but informal sick leave allowances, determined on an indi­
operated late shifts during the 1Z months prior to the survey, or
(Z) had provisions in written form for operating late shifts.
vidual basis, were excluded.
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Table 1.

Establishments and workers within scope of survey and number studied in Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111., 1 by major industry division, 2 October 1962
M in im u m
em ploym en t
in e s t a b lis h ­
m ents in scope
of study

In d u stry d iv isio n

N u m ber o f e sta b lish m e n ts

W o r k e r s in e sta b lish m e n ts
W ithin scop e of study

W ithin
scope of
study 3

Studied

Studied
Total 4

O ffice

Plant

T o t a l4

_______________________________________________________

_

166

92

4 7 , 400

7, 200

3 3 ,0 0 0

3 8 ,9 8 0

M an u factu rin g _____________________________________________________
N on m an u factu rin g ________________________________________________
T r a n sp o r ta tio n , c o m m u n ic a tio n , and other
public u t i l i t i e s 5 _____________________________________________
W h o le s a le tra d e _______________________________________________
R e ta il tra d e ____________________________________________________
F in a n c e , in s u r a n c e , and r e a l e sta te _____________________
S e r v ic e s 8 _______________________________________________________

50
-

85
81

51
41

33, 800
13, 600

4 , 400
2, 800

2 5 , 000
8, 000

28, 930
1 0 ,0 5 0

50
50
50
50
50

13
14
31
13
10

10
6
14
6
5

600

2, 500

4 , 010
650
3, 380
1, 310
700

A l l d iv is io n s

4,
1,
5,
1,
1,

300
400
000
800
100

0

(M
(6 )
(6 )

(!)
(6 )
(7)
(6 )

1 The D a v e n p o rt—R ock Islan d —M olin e Standard M etrop olitan S ta tis tic a l A r e a c o n s is ts of S cott County, Iow a, and R ock Island County, 111.
The "w o r k e r s within sc o p e of stu d y" e stim a te s
show n in this tab le p ro v id e a re a so n a b ly ac cu ra te d esc rip tio n of the s iz e and c o m p o sitio n of the lab or fo r c e included in the su rv e y .
The e s t im a t e s a r e not intended, h o w ev er, to s e r v e as a
b a s is of c o m p a r is o n w ith other em p loym en t in dexes for the a r e a to m e a s u r e em p loym 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 en t data c om p iled
c o n s id e r a b ly in ad van ce of the p a y r o ll p eriod studied, and (2) s m a ll e sta b lish m e n ts a r e exclu d ed fr o m the sc o p e of the su rv e y .
2 The 1957 r e v is e d ed ition of the Standard In d u strial C la s s ific a tio n M an ual 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 .
3 In clu d es a ll e s ta b lis h m e n ts with to ta l em ploym en t at or above the m in im u m lim ita tio n . A l l ou tlets (w ithin the area ) of c o m p a n ie s in such in d u str ie s as tra d e , fin a n c e, auto rep air 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 sid e r e d as 1 estab lish m en t.
4 In clu d es e x e c u tiv e , p r o fe s s io n a l, and other w o r k e r s excluded fr o m the sep a ra te o ffic e and plant c a te g o r ie s .
5 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 ere exclu d ed .
6 T h is in d u str y d iv is io n is r e p 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 , and fo r " a l l in d u s tr ie s " in the S e r ie s B t a b le s . S ep arate p r e s e n ­
tation of data fo r this d iv is io n is not m ad e for one or m o r e of the follow in g r e a s o n s : (1) E m p lo y m e n t in the d iv isio n is too s m a ll to p rovide enough data to m e r it se p a r a te study, (2) the sam p le
w as not d esig n ed in itia lly to p e r m it se p a r a te p resen tation , (3) r e sp o n se w as in su fficie n t or inadequate to p e r m it sep a ra te p r esen ta tio n , and (4) th e re is p o s s ib ility of d is c lo s u r e of individual
e sta b lis h m e n t data.
7 W o r k e r s f r o m this en tire in du stry d iv isio n a re rep rese n ted in e s tim a te s for " a l l in d u s tr ie s " and "n o n m a n u fa c tu r in g " in the S e r ie s A t a b le s , but fr o m the r e a l estate p ortion only in
e s t im a t e s fo r " a l l in d u s t r ie s " in the S e r ie s B ta b le s.
Sep arate p resen ta tio n of data for this d iv isio n is not m ad e fo r one or m o r e of the r e a so n s give n in footnote 6 ab ove.
8 H o t e ls ; p e r s o n a l s e r v i c e s ; b u sin e ss s e r v ic e s ; au tom obile re p a ir sh op s; m otion p ic tu r e s ; n onprofit m e m b e r s h ip o r g a n iza 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 of in c r e a s e in standard 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 ea rn in g s
fo r s e le c te d occu p ation al grou ps in D aven p ort—R ock Island —M o lin e , Iowa—111.,
fo r se le c te d p eriod s
O c to b e r 1961
to
O c to b e r 1962

O c to b e r I9 60
to
O c to b e r 1961

A ll in d u strie s:
O ffice c le r ic a l (m en and women) __________________________
In dustrial n u rses (m e n and w omen) _______________________
Skilled m aintenance (m en) ___________________________________
U n sk illed plant (m en) ________________________________________

2 .2
1.4
2 .7
2 .6

3.6
6 .5
3.6

M anufacturing:
O ffice c le r ic a l (m e n and women) __________________________
In d ustrial n u rses (m en and w om en) ----------------------------------Skilled m aintenance (m en) ---------------------- -----------------------------U n sk illed plant (m en) -------------------------------------------------------------

1.4
1.4
2 .6
1.8

5 .2
6 .5
3.7
3.7

Industry and occu p ation al group

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Wage Trends for Selected O ccupational Groups

Presented in table 2 are percentages of change in average
salaries of office clerical workers and industrial nurses, and in av­
erage earnings of selected plant worker groups.
For office clerical workers and industrial nurses, the per­
centages of change relate to average weekly salaries for normal hours
of work, that is, the standard work schedule for which straight-time
salaries are paid. For plant worker groups, they measure changes
in average straight-time hourly earnings, excluding premium pay for
overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. The
percentages are based on data for selected key occupations and in­
clude most of the numerically important jobs within each group. The
office clerical data are based on men and women in the following 19 jobs:
Bookkeeping-machine operators, class B; clerks, accounting, class A
and B; clerks, file, class A, B, and C; clerks, order; clerks, payroll;
Comptometer operators; keypunch operators, class A and B; office
boys and girls; secretaries; stenographers, general; stenographers,
senior; switchboard operators; tabulating-machine operators, class B;
and typists, class A and B. The industrial nurse data are based on
men and women industrial nurses. Men in the following 8 skilled
maintenance jobs and 2 unskilled jobs are included in the plant
worker data: Skilled— carpenters; electricians; machinists; mechanics;
mechanics, automotive; painters; pipefitters; and tool and die makers;
unskilled— janitors, porters, and cleaners; and laborers, material
handling.
Average weekly salaries or average hourly earnings were
computed for each of the selected occupations. The average salaries
or hourly earnings were then multiplied by employment in each of




the jobs during the period surveyed in 1961. These weighted earnings
for individual occupations were then totaled to obtain an aggregate
for each occupational group. Finally, the ratio (expressed as a per­
centage) of the group aggregate for the one year to the aggregate for
the other year was computed and the difference between the result and
100 is the percentage of change from the one period to the other.
The percentages of change measure, principally, the effects
of (1) general salary and wage changes; (2) merit or other increases
in pay received by individual workers while in the same job; and
(3) changes in average wages due to changes in the labor force re ­
sulting from labor turnover, force expansions, force reductions, and
changes in the proportions of workers employed by establishments
with different pay levels. Changes in the labor force can cause in­
creases or decreases in the occupational averages without actual wage
changes. For example, a force expansion might increase the pro­
portion of lower paid workers in a specific occupation and lower the
average, whereas a reduction in the proportion of lower paid workers
would have the opposite effect.
Similarly, 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
establishments in the area.
The use of constant employment weights eliminates the ef­
fect of changes in the proportion of workers represented in each
job included in the data. The percentages of change are not influenced
by changes in standard work schedules or in premium pay for over­
time, since they are based on pay for straight-time hours.

Wage indexes for selected groups of workers based on data from the
labor market surveys were computed for 20 areas between 1953 and I960. In
1961, the labor market occupational wage program was expanded to include
80 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas which will be surveyed annually. This
expansion made data available for the computation of wage indexes for selected
job groupings in each of the 80 areas. The above text represents the method
used in computing these new wage change indexes. The new series was initiated
last year and the data are not comparable with trends published prior to that time.
The new series covers the same job groupings as the earlier series
with the following exceptions: The clerical and industrial nurse groups, formerly
restricted to women, now include both men and women. Changes were also made
in the jobs included within job groupings in order that an identical list could be
employed in all areas.

A: Occupational Earnings
Table A-l. Office Occupations—
Men and Women
(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111. , October 1962)
A verage

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Weekly,
hours
(Standard)

NUM BER OF WO RK ERS R E CEIVING ST R AIG H T-TIM E W EEKLY E A RN ING S OF—

Weekly , U n d e r
earnings 1
(Standard) $ '
4 0 . 00

$
4 0 . 00

$
$
$
4 5 . 00 5 0 . 00 b b . 00

under
4 5 . 00

“

"

5 0 . 00

5 5 . 00

$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
6 0 . 00 6 5 . 00 7 0 . 00 7 5 . 00 8 0 . 00 8 5 . 00 9 0 . 00
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 1 2 5 .0 0 1 3 0 .0 0 1 3 5 .0 0 1 4 0 .0 0
_

6 0 . 00

"

~

6 5 .0 0

7 0 . 00

75 . 00

'
80 . 00

“

85. 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 2 0 .0 0 1 2 5 .0 0 1 3 0 .0 0 1 3 5 .0 0 1 4 0 .0 0

and
over

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

113

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

18
16

40. 0

8 8 .0 0

C le r k s, ord er

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

29

40. 0

1 0 0 .5 0

_

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

27
22

40. 0
40. 0

1 1 2 .0 0
1 1 2 .5 0

-

19

3 9 .5
40. 0

9 6 . 50
9 8 . 50

28
16

39. 5
40. 0

6 0 . 50
6 4 . 50

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

89
24

28

40. 0
40. 0

$ 1 1 5 .0 0
1 1 7 .0 0

39. 0

1 0 6 .5 0

-

-

4 0 .0

8 7 . 50

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4
4

8
5

7
2

2
2

3
2

9
4

5

-

1

5

9
3

3

2

1

1

12

13
11

30
27

2

3

-

_

_

16
16

2
2

4
4

-

3
1
2

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

4

_

1

1

2

1

-

-

4

-

1

1

1

-

3

1
1

2

1

1

-

1
1

-

"

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

3

3

4

5

_

6

_

3

1

1

_

_

3

_

-

_

-

_
-

-

-

3

-

"

"

~

’

3
3

5
2

5
4

4
4

2
2

5
5

1
1

2
1

“

5

4
2

7

6
4

3
2

1

7

1
1

2
2

“

-

-

-

-

"

-

-

"

1

2

"

2
2

-

-

“

-

-

_

1

8
4
4

9
7
2

9
6
3

7
7

3
3

5
5

3
3

3
3

1
1

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3
2

4

_

_

_

_

„

3

7
6

_

6

7
7

-

_

-

_

_

_

-

-

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

2
2

_

1
1

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

.

.

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

.

.

.

1

.

1

3

-

1

Women

B ille r s , m achine (billing m a c h in e )--------Manufacturing ---------------------------------------

2
-

-

12
7

1

3
2

2
2

7
7

3
3

10
10

1
1

5
4

-

31
31

30

10

.

29

7

2
2

4

5

4
3
1

3
1

21
5
16

10
3
7

11
5

2
11

13

6

5
2

-

-

B ookkeeping-m achine op erators,
c la ss A ____________________________________
Nonmanufacturing --------------------------------

51
42

39. 5
39. 5

8 1 . 50

-

-

Bookkeeping-m achine op erators,
c la ss B ____________________________________
Nonmanufacturing _____________________

101
92

38. 5
38. 5

6 3 . 50
6 2 .0 0

-

5
5

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

101
58
43

39. 5
40. 0
3 9 .0

9 8 . 00

_

_

_

_

_

_

1 0 6 .0 0
8 7 . 50

_

-

-

-

-

-

2
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

C lerk s, accounting, c la ss B ____________
Manufacturing __________________________
Nonmanufacturing ---------------------------------

145

39. 5
40. 0

74 . 00

_

_

26

_

3

68 . 00

-

-

4

7

9
17

6

39. 0

5
10

17
4

20

_

7
_

15

83. 00

4
_

13

14

8

6
7

5
3
2

C le r k s, file , c la ss A --------------------------------Nonmanufacturing --------------------------------

17

38. 5
38. 5

8 3 .0 0

_

_

_

_

_

1

2

5

2

_

2

_

8 3 .0 0

-

-

-

-

-

1

2

5

1

-

1

-

2
2

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

58

39. 0
4 0 .0

2
_

1
-

1
_

2
2

2
2

1
-

1
1

1
1

_
-

1
1

1

1

"

5
3
2

-

2

23
1
22

_

1
13

4
4

39. 0

6 2 . 50
7 3 .5 0
5 8 . 50

14

16
42

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C le r k s, file , c la ss C _____________________
Nonmanufacturing --------------------------------

74
72

38. 0
3 8 .0

5 3 . 50
5 3 .0 0

_

_

13
13

44
43

10
10

2
2

4
4

_

1

_

C lerk s, ord er --------------------------------------------Manufacturing ---------------------------------------

27
21

40. 0
40. 0

6 9 . 50
73. 00

_

_

2
1

7
3

6
5

1
1

3

3
3

1
1

1
1

1
1

_

_

2
2

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

See footnote at end of table.




60
85

15

8 4 . 00

_

-

13
13

5

3

12
8

6

8
7

"

-

_

6
Table A-l.

Office Occupations—Men and W om en-----Continued

(A verage stra igh t-tim e weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenport—Rock Island— oline, Iowa—111., October 1962)
M
NUM BER OF W O RK ERS RECEIVING STR AIGH T-TIM E W EEKLY E A RN IN G S OF

A verage
Sex,

o ccu p a tio n ,

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

Number
of
workers

Weekly
hours 1
(Standard)

U nder
Weekly
earnings 1
(Standard) $
4 0 .0 0

$
4 0 .0 0
and
under
4 5 .0 0

$
4 5 .0 0

5 0 .0 0

$
5 0 .0 0

5 5 .0 0

$
6 0 .0 0

5 5 .0 0

6 0 .0 0

6 5 .0 0

$

$

$

$

$

$

S

$

s
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
S
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 1 2 5 .0 0 1 3 0 .0 0 1 3 5 .0 0 1 4 0 .0 0
and

6 5 .0 0

7 0 .0 0

7 5 .0 0

8 0 .0 0

8 5 .0 0

9 0 .0 0

7 0 .0 0

7 5 .0 0

8 0 .0 0

8 5 .0 0

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 1 2 5 .0 0 1 3 0 .0 0 1 3 5 .0 0 1 4 0 .0 0

over

W o m e n — C o n tin u e d
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 _________________________________
N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ____________________________

78
56
22

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

$ 8 3 .0 0

_

_

2

8 7 .0 0
7 3 .0 0

-

-

2

1
1

6
4

19
12

6
4

3
2

8
4

3 9 .0

-

2

7

2

1

4

C o m p to m e te r o p e ra to r s

31

3 9 .5

7 0 .5 0

-

4

l

4

7

1

3

1

____ __ -----_____________

45
43

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

9 0 .5 0
9 1 .0 0

2
2

4

-

1
1

.

"

-

3

K e y p u n c h o p e r a t o r s , c l a s s B _______________
_____________ __ -------------------M a n u fa c t u r in g

3 9 .5
4 0 .0
3 9 .0

7 7 .0 0
8 2 .5 0
6 9 .0 0

_

_

_
-

18
4

22
12

10

-

5
2

11

-

7
-

_____________

126
76
50

"

-

7

3

14

O f f i c e g i r l 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 ____________________________

38
17
21

3 9 .5
4 0 .0
3 9 .0

6 2 .0 0
6 l.0 0
6 2 .5 0

_

_

-

-

"

1

7
1
6

6
3
3

8
5
3

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 fa c tu r in g

346
221

3 9 .5

1 0 1 .5 0

_

_

_

_

4

4 0 .0
3 9 .0

1 0 7 .5 0
9 0 .5 0

-

-

-

8
4
4

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 2 _________________________

243

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

_

3 8 .5
4 0 .0

7 6 .5 0
8 3 .0 0
6 6 .5 0
8 1 .5 0

K eyp u n ch o p e r a to r s ,
M a n u fa c t u r in g

_______________________

c la s s

A

________________

N o n m a n u fa c tu r in g

____________

125

145
98
24

_

.
"

4
3

-

3

-

1

4

12

4

12

25
6

-

-

.

1
1

19

29
5
24

_

_

_

_

_

“

-

-

-

-

-

-

5
5

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

21

14

10

16
5

11
3

10

5

5
4
1

19
18
1

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

_

7
6

3
3

6

18
18

4
4

13

18

9
4

18

8
5
3

_
-

-

-

"

-

-

20
14

26
21

28
22

26
21

6

5

6
2
2
-

6

-

.

"

14

31

25

38

24

7

25
14

6

7

11

5
26

8
17

19
19

22
2

23
12

29
23

21
16

18
15
3
1

18
17
1
1

28
25
3
2

12
6
6
5

2
2
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

"

13

8
7
1

6
6

_

1
1

_

_

-

2
2

_

11
2

12
10
2

-

-

-

-

-

"

"

-

-

"

2

1

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

11
6

-

-

5
2

6

7
3
4

6
2
4

10
4
6

5
3
2

1
1

2
2

3
2

8
7

2
1

2

1

_

"

-

-

2
1

1
1

3
3

1
1

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

2

-

1

4

4

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

'

1

_

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

"

1

7
7

S w itc h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s
---------------------- ------------N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ___________________________

6l

3 9 .5
3 9 .5

6 5 .5 0

3 15
15

-

5
5

7
6

1
1

2

48

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 _________________________________
N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g _______ __ _____________

58
35
23

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

6 5 .0 0
6 8 .5 0
6 0 .5 0

.

2

16

-

2

4
4

-

1
1

-

6
6

"

10
4

7
5
2

17

3 9 .5

9 6 .0 0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

-

-

-

1

.

.

.

.

6

6

9
7

-

1
1

-

6
3 '

-

7
1

"

19
16
3
2

_

_

14

-

-

"

op e ra to rs,

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

T r a n s c r ib in g -m a c h in e
gen era l

_

1

8
2

-

B

_

1

1
1

_

c la s s

.

2

2
1
1

"

T a b u la tin g -m a c h in e

2
2

2
1
1

_

9
7

1
1

4
2
2

9 0 .0 0
1 0 0 .0 0
7 7 .5 0

1

_
-

-

■
.

4
1
3

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

_

_
-

"

8
6
2

4
4

"

7
3

91
50
41

5 8 .5 0

2
2

-

1
1

-

10

________
______
________

S t e n o g r a p h e r s , s e n i o r ______________
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 ________________

4
4

1

2
2

-

9
7
2

7
4

•

5
4

3
3

1
1

op e ra to rs,

______________________________

______

—

T y p i s t s , c l a s s A _____ ______ __ _____________
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 _____________________ ____
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 ________________ ________

17

3 9 .5

7 0 .0 0

131

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

8 7 .5 0
9 1 .5 0
7 0 .5 0

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

6 6 .5 0
7 2 .0 0
5 8 .5 0

105
26
216
129
87

3

3

2

-

5

2

-

1

-

-

-

11
-

4
-

1
-

22
21

11
11

2

17

28
26

2

-

-

-

1

-

-

_

4

1

20
17
3

18

11

11
10
1

1

2

1

"

-

-

"

-

-

-

-

-

31

27

16

22

34

_

_

_

_

_

_

17
5

28
6

6

-

1
1

_

15
1

10
9

_

19
8

16
13
3

7

15
16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

-

-

-

~

-

2
-

"

-

2

11
-

41
6
35

_

_

-

-

11

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.
Transportation, communication, and other public u tilities.
W ork ers w ere distributed as follow s:
9 at $ 3 0 to $ 3 5 ; and 6 at $ 3 5 to $ 4 0 .




.

1

-

Table A-2.

Professional and Technical Occupations—Men and W om en

(A verage stra igh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area b a sis
by industry d ivision, Davenport—
Rock Island— olin e, Iowa—
M
111., O ctober 1962)
N U M B ER OF W O RK ER S R E C E IV IN G ST R A IG H T -T IM E W E E K L Y E A R N IN G S OF—

A verage

Sex, occupation, and industry d ivision

Number
of
workers

$
Weekly
hours1
(Standard)

Weekly ,
earnings
(Standard)

$

$

$

$

$

70.00

7 5 .00

80.00

85.00

90 .00

under
75 .00

"

"

"

"

80.00

85 .00

90 .00

$
$
%
$
$
$
$
%
$
$
$
$
S
$
95 .00 100.00 105.00 110.00 115.00 120.00 125.00 130.00 135.00 140.00 145.00 150.00 155.00 160.00 165.00
and
'
“
“
~
"
~
■
"
~
“
~
"

95 .00 100.00 105.00 110.00 115.00 120.00 125.00 130.00 135.00 140.00 145.00 150.00 155.00 1 6 0 .0Q 165.00 over

Men

"

D ra ftsm en , lead er _________________________
M anufacturing ___________________________

23
20

40 .0
40 .0

D r a ftsm en , sen ior _________________________
Manufacturing _________________ __________

102
92

40.0
40.0

120.00
119.00"

"

D ra ftsm en , junior __________________________
Manufacturing ___________________________

82
78

40.0
40.0

100.00
100.00

4
4

28
28

40.0
40.0

107.00
107.00

"

"

"

4
1

-

"

2
2

1
1

1
1

2
2

4
4

4
4

2
2

7
4

4
4

8
8

16
16

16
15

11
10

3
3

6

4
4

12
11

12
11

10
9

12
12

6

5

5
5

7
7

■

6

4
4

4
4

5
5

$141.00
146.50“

6

1
1

.

7
7

1
1

1
1

-

W om en

N u r s e s , in du strial (r e g iste r e d ) _________
M anufacturing ___________________________

6
6

3
3

6

1 Standard hours r e fle c t the workweek for which em ployees rec eiv e their regu lar stra ig h t-tim e sa la r ie s and the earnings corresp ond to these w eekly hours.




7
7

3
3

5
4

3
3

4
2

"

.

7

-

.

“

2
2

2
2

-

"

"

'

1

_

.
"

"

8
Table A-3.

Office, Professional, and Technical Occupations—Men and Women Combined

(A verage stra igh t-tim e weekly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenport—Rock Island— oline, Iowa—111., October 1962)
M

Occupation and industry division

N ber
um
of
w
orkers

IT
w ly j
eek
earnin
gs
(Standard)

Occupation and industry division

30
16
51
42

84.00
81.50

Bookkeeping-machine op erators, cla ss B ---------------on a u
g

101
92

63.50
62.00

P-Ip Sj flrpnnntiug, rla ss A
fyfpnnf a r-fn r*i n g

214
147
67
16

107.00
113.00
9 4 .00
103.50

C lerk s, accounting, c la ss B ____ ___________________
a
a. t
' g
JNIonmanuiactunng ________________ __________________

163
76
87

7 5 .50
84.00
68.00

C lerk s, file , c la ss A -----------------------------------------------------

19
16

85.50
84.00

58
16
42

62.50
73.50
58.50

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

74
72

53.50
53.00

C lerk s, order
—-— — -—
— ------ Manufacturing — ------------------- — — -------------Nonmanufacturing ------------------------------------

56
33
23

85.50
81.00
91.00

....

.

____ _
_

^2

8
C
.]

pj

_ _________ _

Nonmanufacturing ___________________________________
^ lerk s f il°
=«
Nonmanufacturing

C lerk s, p a y r o l l ________________________________-— -— -—
Manufacturing ----------------- ---------------------- ----- ------------Nonmanufacturing
-------------------------------------------- -—

1
2

88
------ 65—
23

85.50
89.50
73.50

N ber
um
of

w ly j
eek
earn gs
in
(Standard)

Office occupations— Continued

$ 7 1 .5 0
80.50

Tabulating-m achine o p erators, c la ss A --------------------Manufacturing _________________________________________

32
26

$1 14 .0 0
114.00

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

45
43

90.50
91.00

Tabulating-m achine o p erators, c la ss B --------------------Manufacturing _____________________ __________________
Nonmanufacturing --------------------------------------------------------

45
30
15

96 .5 0
99 .5 0
89 .50

Keypunch operators, class B _________________________
Manufacturing ---------------- ------------- -----------------------Nonmanufacturing ________________________________ •
—

127
77
50

77.50
83.00
69.00

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

21

78.50

________________ ____________
...... _
____

46
22
24

63 .00
64.00
61.50

Secretaries
_____ _____________________________________
Manufartnring
^fpnpn^nnfqrtnring
. _

349
224
125

101.50
107.50
90.50

Stenographers, general ________________________________
Manufacturing _______________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ___________________________________
Public u tilities 1 _ ______________________________
2

244
145
99
25

76.50
83.00
67.00
82.00

__ ________
_
Stpnng r a p i p rs, senior
V
_
_
Manufacturing _______________________________________
Nonmanufacturing -- ------------- ----------------

91
50
41

90.00
100.00
77.50

Switchboard operators _______________________________ _
Nonmanufacturing __ ______________________ __________
_

61
48

65.50
58.50

58
35
23

65.00
68.50
60.50

Keypunch op erators, class A

T ran scribin g-m achin e o p erators, general ----------------Office boys and girls __
Manufacturing
No
g

17

70.00

T yp ists, class A ---------------------------------------------------------------Manufacturing _________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing --------------------------------------------------------

133
107
26

87.50
91 .50
70.50

Typists, class B ---------------------------------------------------------------Manufacturing _________________________________________
Nonmanufacturing --------------------------------------- ----------------

216
129
87

6 6 .50
72.00
58.50

Draftsm en, leader ----------------- ----- __ -------------Manufacturing --- -------------------------------------

23
20

141.00
146.50

Draftsm en, senior _____________________ _____ ____________
Manufacturing _________________________________________

104
94

120.00
119.00

___________________________________________

83
79

100.50
100.50

N u rses, industrial (registere d ) ________________________
Manufacturing ______________________ ___________________

30
30

107.50
107.50

P rofession al and technical occupations

Draftsm en, junior
Manufacturing
Switchboard op erator-recep tion ists ------------- ------------Manufacturing
....
_fJiarmannfarhiring
...

Earnings relate to regular stra igh t-tim e w eekly salarie s that are paid for standard w orkw eeks.
Transportation, com m unication; and other public utilities.




Occupation and industry division

32
17

$ 62.50
6 4 .5 6 "

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

° n ^ ..U

w'cekTx
earn gs
in
(Standard)

Office occupations— Continued

O ffice occupations

..

N ber
um
of

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

9
Table A -4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(Average straight-time hourly earnings for men in selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111., October 1962)
NUM BER OF W O RK ERS RECE IVIN G ST R AIG H T-TIM E H OURLY E A RN ING S OF—

Occupation and industry division

Number
of
workers

Average
hourly ,
earnings

$
$
$
$
1.90 2.00 2.1 0
Jnder 1.80
and
$
under
1.80
1.90 2.00 2.10 2.20

C a rp e n ters, maintenance ________________
M anufacturing __________________________

80
79

$ 3 .0 9
3.10

E le c tr ic ia n s, m aintenance
M anufacturing __________________________

207
201

3.38
3.39

.

E n gin ee rs, station ary ____________________
M anufacturing __________________________

59
46

3.08
3.22

F ir e m e n , station ary b oile r ______________
M anufacturing __________________________

70
55

H e lp e r s, maintenance trades ___________
M anufacturing __________________________

%

2.20

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

3.10

3.20

3.30

3.40

3.50

3.60

3.70

3.80

3.90

4.00

2.4 0

2.50

2.60

2.7 0

2.8 0

2.90

3.10

3.20

3.30

3.40

3.50

3.60

3.70

3.80

3.90

4.0 0

over

6
3
3 ------5“

36
35“

1
1

4
4

14
14

-

-

3.00

5
5

-

3
3

_

1
1

2
2

5
5

3
3

16
16

1
1

10
10

9
8

7
2

3
3

6
6

105
105

1
1

_

_

1

_

1

~

-

-

"

8
4

_

"

3
3

-

“

1
1

2
1

4
2

17
17

2
2

4
4

4
3

3
3

_

_

3
3

1
1

2
2

4
4

16
16

6
6

.

"

-

4
4

-

-

-

_

1

2

-

-

5
4

13
13

40
40

2
2

42
42

12

-

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2
2

2
2

4
4

8
8

-

-

-

3
3

20
20

78
78

54
54

.

_

_

_

_

"

_

“

2
2

1
1

2
2

4
4

2
2

10
10

1
1

2
2

5
5

5
4

4
4

6
1
5

3
1
2

3
2
1

3

33
1
32
32

1
1

15
10
5
5

19
19

7
7

3
3

4
4

_

_

_

_

.

4

_

_

‘

"

"

2 .2 2
2.48

2 18
4

5
5

121
103

2.60
2.60

2

_

M a c h in e-to o l o p era to rs,
to olroom __________________________________
Manufacturing __________________________

189
189

3.23
3.23

-

M ach in ists, maintenance _________________
M anufacturing __________________________

143
141

3.40
3.40

125
69
56
45

2.98
3.15
2.78
2.86

-

-

-

-

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

8
8

M ech an ics, maintenance _________________
M anufacturing __________________________

289
286

3.25
3.25

-

-

-

4
4

2
2

M illw righ ts _________________________________
Manufacturing __________________________

142
142

3.24
3.24

_

_

_

.

_

O ile r s ________________________________________
M anufacturing __________________________

63
--------51

P ain ters, maintenance ___________________
Manufacturing __________________________

21
21

P ip efitte rs, maintenance _________________
Manufacturing __________________________

-

-

-

-

_
~

_

_

_

-

-

120
120

3.30
3.30

_

_

_

-

-

S h e e t-m e ta l w o r k e r s, maintenance ____
M anufacturing __________________________

21
21

3.28
3.28

_

T ool and die m ak ers ______________________
M anufacturing __________________________

337
337

3.58
3.58

_

1
1

4
4

11
11

4
4

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2
2

10
10

_

-

_

_

-

-

-

-

72
72

32
32

_

~

22
22

2
2

-

_

-

-

-

_

6
------5~~
l

8
8
-

-

7
7

13
13

9
9

4
4

17
17

5
2

8
8

2
2

195
195

3
3

1
1

5
5

5
5

2
2

_

26
26

1
1

1
1

8
8

75
75

4
4

11
11

8
8

4
4

14
14

16
16

1
1

_

_
"

1
1

_

-

1
1

-

5
5

_

_

_

-

-

1
1

1
1

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

-

2.89
2.89

28
28

-

4
4

"

2
2

2
2

5
5

-

-

-

"

2.66

3
3

3

-

-

~

-

'

-

_

-

-

_

_

-

-

"

2
2

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

_

-

_

-

-

E xcludes p rem iu m pay for overtim e and for work on weekends, h olidays, and late shifts.
W ork ers w ere distributed as follow s: 8 at $ 1. 10 to $ 1.20; 4 at $ 1.20 to $ 1.30; and 6 at $ 1.30 to $ 1.40.
T ran sportation, com m unication, and other public utilities.
W o rk ers w ere distributed as follow s: 1 at $ 4 .2 0 to $ 4 .3 0 ; 1 at $ 4 .3 0 to $ 4 .4 0 ; and 1 at $ 4 .4 0 to $ 4 .5 0 .




$

$

4
3

_

1
2
3
4

$
$
$
2.80 2.90 3.00

-

2
2

-

-----

2.70

-

-

-

T ^ n K lir' u t i l i t i e s ^

$

and
2.30

"

M ech an ics, autom otive
(m aintenance) ------------------------------------------M anufacturing __________________________
Nonmanufacturing _____________________

$
$
$
$
2.30 2.4 0 2.50 2.60

-

-

_

-

_

-

_

-

-

-

-

1
1

1
1

-

6
6

1
1

_

5
5

4
4

1
1

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

_

_

43
3

24
24

67
67

_

3
3

6
6

_

_

-

1
1

20
20

11
11

19
19

-

1
1

19
19

_
-

1
1

-

3
3

2
2

2
2

3
3

-

-

3
3

11
11

19
19

_

_

2
2

-

_

_

1
1

_

2
2

_

_

-

-

_

5
5

_

-

_

_

_

_

-

8
8

-

_

"

"

-

3
3

“

-

-

_

-

120
120

131
131

_

_

_

10
Table A-5.

Custodial and Material Movement Occupations

(Average straight-time hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111. , October 1962)
NUM BER OF W ORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGH T-TIM E HOURLY EARN ING S OF—

Occupation 1 and industry division

Num
ber
of
w
orkers

$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Average Under $
1. 00 1. 10 1. 20 1. 30 1. 40 1. 50 1 .6 0 1. 70 1. 80 1. 90 2 .0 0 2. 10 2. 20 2. 30 2. 40 2. 50 2. 60 2. 70 2. 80 2. 90 3. 00 3. 10
hourly
earnings L $
and
under
1 .0 0
_1. 10 1. 20 1. 30 1. 40 J . 50 1. 60 1 ,7 0 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

3. 20

$
3. 30

3. 30

3. 40

$

3. 40
an(J
over

Elevator op erators, p assen ger
-

-

-

-

1
1

4
4
4

.
-

4
4
4

_
-

.
-

"

10
8
8

"

-

-

12
4 12

13
13

8
8

"

6
2
4
2

7
3
4

"

9
9
■

4
4

19
19

17
5
12

1
1

-

6
6

5
5
-

-

-

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

25
25

$ 0 . 95
.9 5

36
6

18
18

Guards and watchmen ------------------------------Manufacturing --------------------------------------Guards ----------------------------------------------Watchmen ------------------------------------------

182
178
136
42

2 .4 0
2 .4 2
2. 63
1 .7 5

-

.
-

Janitors, p orters, and clean ers
(men) ---------------------------------------------------------Manufacturing --------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing -------------------------------Public utilities 5 -----------------------------

493
374
119
33

2.
2.
1.
2.

12
29
59
04

Janitors, p orte rs, and clean ers
(women) ----------------------------------------------------Manufacturing --------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing --------------------------------

115
70
45

1. 81
2. 18
1. 24

Lab orers, m aterial handling -----------------Manufacturing --------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing -------------------------------X ID
T J.1C UllJLlllcS

951
733
218
78

2.
2.
2.
2.

Order fille r s ----------------------------------------------Manufacturing ---------------------------------------

147
75

2. 32
2. 27

P ackers, shipping -------------------------------------Manufacturing ---------------------------------------

153
140

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

Nonmanufacturing

17
5
12
"

36
26
10
5

21
14
7

11
10
1

“

22
15
7
2

4
2
2

2
1
1

2
1
1

4
4

1
1

1
1

6
5
1

7
7

17
17

13
13

4
3
1

5
5

10
10

5
5

-

-

2. 61
2 .6 2

2

1

54
25
29

2. 26
2. 30
2. 22

3

Shipping clerk s ------------------------------------------Manufacturing ---------------------------------------

43
33

2 .6 0
2. 66

Shipping and receiving clerk s -----------------

26

2. 29

T ru ck d riv ers6 ------------------------------------------Manufacturing -------------------------- --------Nonmanufacturing -------------------------------r“
TlDllC U t i l i t i e s
— ---- — ----------------- -------

330
131
199
56

2. 40
2. 37
2 .4 2
2. 87

S ee fo o tn o te s

at e n d o f ta b le .




39
41
33
82

'

"

_

"

"

"

_

_

~

1
1

3
3

18
15
3

-

6
6

4
4

6
6
1
5

54
54
54

11
11
11

5
5
5

31
31
3i

19
19
19

_
-

_

-

-

_
-

-

24
6
18
16

58
50
8
7

9
8
1
1

164
163
1

24
23
1

1
1

1
1
-

3
2
1

3
3
-

-

9
9
-

10
10
-

2
2
-

-

8
5
3

-

2
2

44
44

40
37
3

98
37
61

150
141
9
3

330
328
2
1

11
9
2

18
11
7

90
12
78
73

1
1

7
7
-

1
1
-

_
-

1
1
-

3
3
-

_

1
1

6
6

1
1

2
2

_

1
1

.

_

_

.

-

-

-

"

'

-

~
2
1

1
1

3
3
-

1

"

-

18
15
3
1

“

-

"

~

1
1

64
7

1
1

1
1

45
45

11

"
.

2
2

2
2

.

4
4

4
4

8
8

2
2

5
5

103
103

10
“ .

-

5
4
1

7
4
3

1
1

1
1

6
4
2

3
3

2
1
1

_

~

4
2
2

2
2

“

15
6
9

"

'

_

"

9
9

4
1

3
3

3
3

4
2

6
6

2
2

3
3

“

1
1

■

9

7

_

1

4

_

1

2

_

_

_

_

_

14
6
8

23
5
18

97
26
71

11
9
2
2

23
23
-

55
1
54
54

-

-

-

4
“

_

1

94
94
-

"

4

3

_

'

4

3

2

-

23
22
1

6
6
6

4
4
4

18
15
3

13
9
4

1

-

1
-

3
3
3

-

12
11
11

4
4
4

-

8
8
8

3
3

5
2
3

7
4
3

2
2

_
15
7
8

.

12
2
10

'

7
7
-

-

13
7
6

14
14
-

.

_
“

-

11
Table A-5.

Custodial and Material Movement Occupations— Continued

(Average straight-time hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111., October 1962)
NUM BER OF WORKERS RE CE IVIN G ST R AIG H T-TIM E H OURLY EARN INGS OF—

O ccup ation 1 and industry division

N ber
um
of
w
orkers

A
verage Under *1.00 $1.10 $ 1.20 $1.30 $1.40 *1.50 $1.60 $1.70 $1.80 a1.90 $2.00 $ 2.10 $2.2 0 $ 2.30 s 2.40 $ 2.50 *2 .6 0 $ 2.70 *2 .8 0 $ 2.90 *3.0 0 $ 3.10 $3 .20 $ 3.30 *3.4 0
hou
rly
earnings2 $
and
and
1.00 under
1.10 1.20 1.30 1.40 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 3.30 3.40 over

T ru ck d rivers: 6---- Continued

T ru ck d rivers, light (under
l V 2 tons) _ ----------------------------------- —
Manufacturing ______________________
Nonmanufacturing ---- --------------------

52
26
26

$ 1.75
1.64
1.87

-

_
-

“

~

T ru ck d rivers, m edium ( l x/ 2 to and
including 4 tons) ______ _____________
Nonmanufacturing __________________

24
15

2.26
2.24

~

T ru ck d rivers, heavy (over 4 tons,
tra ile r type) ______________________ _____
M anufacturing
__ -------------------------Nonmanufacturing --------- ---------------

142
41
101

2.56
2.70
2.50

-

-

-

-

"

T ru ck d riv ers, heavy (over 4 tons,
other than tra iler type) _____________

34

2.35

T r u ck e r s, power (forklift) _______ ______
Manufacturing _____________________ —
Nonmanufacturing _____________________

698
659
39

2.65
2.67
2.33

89
79

2.62
2.65

T r u ck e r s, pow er (other than
f o r k l i f t ) ---- ----------------------------------ar>nfar,tnrin^r

---------

~

3
3

15
15
_

_
-

-

"

3
3

-

"

"

"

_
-

-

-

6
6

1
1

3
3
"

3
3

-

-

_

"

"

-

-

-

-

8
8

7
7

_
-

1
1

2
2

4
4

1
1

"

6
3

-

1
1

1

2

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

"

4
4

-

-

2
2

-

"

2
1

2

"

~

"

"

"

"

-

-

-

-

87
17
70

-

1
1

-

25

-

-

-

-

-

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

-

3
3

1
1

-

-

"

~

,

-

-

7
7

14
14

~

"

-

25

-

~

-

"

“

5

2
2

1 Data lim ited to men w ork ers except where otherwise indicated.
2 E xcludes prem ium pay for overtim e and
for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
3 W o rk ers w ere distributed as follow s:
5 at $ 0 .6 0 to $ 0 .7 0 ; and 1 at $ 0 .7 0 to $ 0 .8 0 .
4 W ork ers w ere distributed as follow s:
5 at $ 0 .7 0 to $ 0 .8 0 ; 6 at $ 0 .8 0 to $ 0 .9 0 ; and 1 at $ 0 .9 0 to $ 1.
5 T ransportation, com m unication, and other public utilities.
6 Includes all d rivers r eg a r d le ss of size and type of truck operated.




"

4
4

-

18

-

5

-

-

-

1

5

-

-

-

-

-

5
2
3

9
9
"

7
4
3

34
6
28

57
52
5

19
19

219
219

336
336

1
1

1
1

-

-

1
1

-

3
3

2
2

-

10

1
1

2
2

74
74

B: Establishment Practices and Supplementary Wage Provisions

12

Table B-l. Minimum Entrance Salaries for Women Office Workers
(D istr ib u tio n of e sta b lish m e n ts studied in a ll in d u str ie s and in in d u stry d iv isio n s by m in im u m entrance s a la r y fo r se le c te d c a te g o r ie s
of in ex p erien c ed w om en o ffic e w o r k e r s , D aven p ort—R ock Island—M o lin e , Iowa—
111., O cto b e r 1962)
In exp e rie n ced ty p ists
M an ufacturing
M in im u m w eekly st r a ig h t -t im e s a l a r y 1

Other in e x p e r ie n c e d c le r ic a l w o r k e r s

A ll
in d u strie s

B a se d on stand ard ■ eekly hours 3 of—
w

A ll
in d u strie s

A ll
sch e d u les

40

A ll
sch ed u les

N on m an ufactu ring

M anuf a c tu r i n g

N onm anufacturing

B a se d on stan d ard w e e k ly h o u r s 3 of—
A ll
sch e d u les

40

40

A ll
sc h e d u le s

40

__________________________________________

92

51

XXX

41

XXX

92

51

XXX

41

XXX

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

35

23

23

12

7

52

32

32

20

14

Under $ 4 0 .0 0 ________________________ _____ ____________ _______ _
$ 4 0 .0 0 and under $ 4 2 .5 0 _____________________________________
$ 4 2 .5 0 and under $ 4 5 .0 0 _____________________________________
$ 4 5 .0 0 and under $ 4 7 .5 0 -------------------------------------------------------$ 4 7 .5 0 and under $ 5 0 .0 0 _____________________________________
$ 5 0 .0 0 and under $ 5 2 .5 0 _____________________________________
$ 5 2 .5 0 and under $ 5 5 .0 0 _____________________________________
$ 5 5 .0 0 and under $ 5 7 .5 0 _____________________________________
$ 5 7 .5 0 and under $ 6 0 .0 0 _____________________________________
$ 6 0 .0 0 and under $ 6 2 .5 0 _____________________________________
$ 6 2 .5 0 and under $ 6 5 .0 0 _____________________________________
$ 6 5 .0 0 and under $ 6 7 .5 0 _____________________________________
$ 6 7 .5 0 and under $ 7 0 .0 0 _____________________________________
$ 7 0 .0 0 and under $ 7 2 .5 0 _____________________________________
O ver $ 7 2 .5 0 ________________________ _________________________________________

_
1

-

_
-

1
1
2
4

_
-

_
5

_
5

1
3

_
2
4
2

E sta b lish m e n ts studied

E sta b lish m e n ts having a sp e c ifie d m in im u m

-

-

-

1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1

1
3
10
2
13
3
4
1
2
1
8

4

-

-

4

10
3
1
1
1
1
7
3

6

XXX

4

XXX

16

8

XXX

8

XXX

22

XXX

25

XXX

24

11

XXX

13

XXX

1
2
11
1
2
2
2
1
8

-

-

7
1
1
1
1
1
7

7
1
1
1
1
1
7

4

4

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

10

E sta b lish m e n ts which did not em p loy w o r k e r s
in this c a te g o r y _______________________________________________________________

47

E sta b lish m e n ts having no sp e c ifie d m in im u m

-

3

T h e se s a la r ie s re la te to fo r m a lly e sta b lish e d m in im u m startin g (hirin g) r e g u la r s t r a ig h t -t im e s a la r ie s that a r e paid for standard w ork w eek s.
E x c lu d e s w o r k e r s in s u b c le r ic a l job s such as m e s s e n g e r or o ffic e g ir l.
D ata a r e p resen ted fo r a ll standard w ork w eek s c om b in e d , and for the m o st c o m m o n standard w orkw eek rep orted .




-

-

10
3
1
1
1
1
7
3

-

5
2
3
-

-

3
_
1
_
_
1
1

3
1
1
1




13
Table B-2.

Shift Differentials

(Shift differentials of manufacturing plant w orkers by type and amount of differential,
Davenport—Rock Islandr-Moline, Iowa—111., October 1962)
P e r c e n t of m a n u fa c tu r in g plant w o r k e r s —
In e s ta b lis h m e n ts h aving f o r m a l
p r o v is io n s 1 fo r —

Shift d iffe r e n tia l

S econd sh ift
w ork

T o ta l

______________________________

__________________

T h ird o r oth e r
sh ift w ork

A c t u a lly w ork in g on—

S econd sh ift

9 6 .5

8 9 .0

T h ir d o r oth e r
sh ift

17 .6

5 .3

__________

9 3 .6

8 9 .0

17 .3

5 .3

U n ifo r m c en ts (p e r hour) ______________________

7 1 .2

6 4 .8

1 2 .6

4 .2

5 c e n ts -------------- --------------------------------------------6 c e n ts -------------- -------------------------------------- —
_
7 c e n ts ____________________________________ _
8 c e n ts _________________________________________
9 c e n ts ___ - ____________________________________
10 c en ts ___________ _________________ ______
11 c e n ts _______________________________________
12 c en ts ________ _______________________________
13 c en ts _______________________________________
13’ Ao - ............................................................ ................
14 c e n ts ----- -------------- --------------------------------15 c e n ts ___ _____ __________________________
194/ s cen ts ------------------------------------------- ----------20 c en ts _______________________ ______________

3 .7
5 .7
1.5
1 2 .6

.8
-

.5
.6
.2
3.1
2 .9
1.0
3 .5
.5
.4

.1
-

W ith s h ift p ay d iffe r e n tia l ____ _______

U n ifo r m p e r c e n ta g e _ __________________________

-

16.1
4 .9
-

2 2 .7
1.5
2 .3
-

21 .1

-

1.9
5 .7
9 .7
.6
1 6 .6
2.1
1.5
2 .3
2 2 .7
.8
2 1 .1

-

-

(2 )
.7
3 .0
.1
.3

-

-

4 .5

1.0

1.8

1.8

.1

O th e r f o r m a l p ay d iffe r e n tia l 3 _______________

2 0 .5

2 2 .4

4 .7

W ith no sh ift p ay d iffe r e n tia l _____________________

2.9

9 2/3 p e r c e n t

______

__ __ _________

______

.3

“

'

1 In clu d es e s ta b lis h m e n ts c u r r e n tly o p e r a tin g la te s h ift s , and e s t a b lis h m e n ts w ith f o r m a l p r o v is io n s c o v e r in g
ev en though th e y w e r e not c u r r e n tly o p era tin g la te s h ifts.
2 L e s s than 0 .0 5 p e r c e n t.
3 P r im a r ily v a ry in g cen ts p e r h our d ep en din g upon la b o r g r a d e .

la te

sh ifts

14
Table B-3.

Scheduled W eekly Hours

(Percent distribution of office and plant workers in all industries and in industry divisions by scheduled weekly hours
of first-sh ift workers, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111. , October 1962)
O F F IC E W O R K E R S

PLAN T W ORKERS

W eek ly h ours
A ll industries 1

Manufacturing

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

100

100

Under 37 h ours ----------------------------------------------------------------37 hours -------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 7 1/ z h ours ------------------------------------------------------------------------O ver 37 Vz and under 40 h ours -------------------------------40 h ours -------------------------------------------------------------------------------42 hours -------------------------------------------------------------------------------44 hours ___________________________________________________
O ver 44 and under 48 h ours ------------------------------------48 hours --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1
1
11

A ll w o rk ers

6

80
-

2
(4)

(4 )
(4 )
99
(4 )
(4 )

Public utilities 2

All industries 3

100

100

100

M anufacturing

2
2
1
90

-

100

100

1

-

-

-

94

97

(4)

-

1
1
3

2

-

(4)

3

1 Includes data for w h o le sa le t r a d e ; r e ta il tra d e ; finance, in su ra n ce , and r e a l e s t a t e ; and s e r v ic e s in addition to those in du stry d iv isio n s shown s e p a r a te ly .
2 T r a n sp o r ta tio n , c om m u n ic ation , and other public u tilitie s .
3 In cludes data for w h o le sa le tra d e , r e ta il tra d e , r e a l e sta te , and s e r v ic e s in addition to those in d u stry d iv isio n s shown sep a r a te ly .
4 L e s s than 0. 5 p erc en t.




Pu blic utilities2

3

15
Table B-4.

Paid Holidays

(Percent distribution of office and plant workers in all industries and in industry divisions by number of paid holidays
provided annually, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111. , October 1962)
OFFICE WORKERS

PLANT WORKERS

Item
All industries 1

Manufacturing

Public utilities 2

All industries3

M
anufacturing

Public utilities 2

______________

_____________

__________

W o r k e r s in e s ta b lis h m e n ts p rovid in g
p aid h o lid a y s _______________________________________
W o r k e r s in e s ta b lish m e n ts p r ovid in g
no paid h o lid a y s ___________________________________

N um ber of

100

100

100

100

100

99

100

100

99

100

100

1
1
13
3
2
73
7

17
71
12

"

‘

6
70
72
96
97
98
99

7
83
86
99
99
100
100

12
83
83
100
100
100
100

1

(4 )

days

1 h olid ay p lus 1 h a lf day __________________________
1 h olid ay p lu s 5 h a lf days ________________________
5 h o lid a y s
. ....
6 h o lid a y s _____________ __ __ __ __________________
6 h olid ays p lu s 1 h a lf day ________________________
6 h olid ays p lu s 2 h a lf days _______________________
7 h o lid a y s ________________________________________ __
8 h o lid a y s _____________________ __ _______ ________
11 h o lid a y s -----------------------------------------------------------------

T o ta l h o lid a y

100

'

A ll w ork ers

(4 )
1
30
3
1
59
3
3

2
11
2
2
81
3

14
7
0

1
1
1
24
2
2
62
6

1
I
i
1
I
i

tim e 5

11 or m o r e d ays ____________________________________
8 or m o r e d ays ______________________________________
7 o r m o r e d a y s ______ ____________ ________________
6 V2 or m o r e d ays __________________________________
6 or m o r e d ays ______________ _____________________
5 or m o r e d ays ______________ _____________________
3 V2 or m o r e d ays __________________________________
1 V2 o r m o r e days __________________________________

3
6
66
69
99
99
99
99

3
85
87
98
98
100
100

10
86
86
100
100
100
100

1 In clu d es data fo r w h o le s a le tra d e ; r e ta il tra d e ; fin a n ce, in su r a n c e , and r e a l e s ta te ; and s e r v ic e s in addition to th o se in d u stry d iv isio n s shown s e p a r a te ly .
2 T r a n s p o r ta tio n , c o m m u n ic a tio n , and other public u tilitie s.
3 In clu d es data fo r w h o le s a le t r a d e , r e ta il tr a d e , r e a l e sta te , and s e r v ic e s in addition to those in d u stry d iv isio n s show n s e p a r a te ly .
4 L e s s than 0. 5 p e r c e n t.
5 A ll com b in a tio n s o f fu ll and h a lf days that add to the sam e am ount a r e c om b in e d ; for e x a m p le , the p ro p o rtio n o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g a to ta l o f 7 days in clu d es th ose with 7 fu ll days and
no h alf d a y s , 6 fu ll d ays and 2 h a lf d a y s , 5 fu ll d ays and 4 h a lf d ays, and so on. P r o p o r tio n s w e r e then cu m u lated .




16
Table B-5.

Paid Vacations

(Percent distribution of office and plant workers in all industries and in industry divisions by vacation pay
provisions, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111., October 1962)
O F F IC E W O R K E R S

PLAN T W ORKERS

V a c a tio n p o lic y
All industries

A ll w o r k e r s

_________________________________________

1

Manufacturing

Public u tilities2

All industries2

M anufacturing

Public utilities 2

100

100

100

100

100

100

100
98
1
(4 )

100
98
2
(4 )

100
100
-

100
68
30

100
58
40

100
100
-

-

-

Method of payment

W o r k e r s in e sta b lish m e n ts providin g
paid vac a tio n s -------------------------------------------------------L e n g t h -o f-tim e p aym ent ______________________
P erc en ta g e paym ent ___________________________
F la t -s u m paym ent ______________________________
Other ______________________________________________
W o rk ers in e sta b lish m e n ts providin g
no paid v a catio n s _________________________________

-

(4 )
1

2

Amount of vacation p a y 5
i
A fte r 6 m onths of s e r v ic e
Under 1 w eek ________________________________________
1 w eek ________________________________________________
O ver 1 and under 2 w eeks ________________________
2 w eeks ___________________________ ____________________

12
54
2
2

9
69
2
3

35
13
-

30
5
1

-

-

19
3
77

5
94

85
15

86
3
8

86
4
6

94
_
6

3
3
94

2
1
97

6
33
61

70
7
23

82
9
9

50

1

1
1
91
7

100

13
48
39

14
63
23

100

-

-

-

-

13
48
40

13
63
24

100

37
4
(4 )

21
6
.
-

A fte r 1 y e a r of s e r v ic e
1 w eek ________________________________________________
O ver 1 and under 2 w eeks _______________________
2 w eeks _______________________________________________
A fte r 2 y e a r s of s e r v ic e
1 w eek
_______________________________________________
O ver 1 and under 2 w eeks ________________________
2 w eeks _______________________________________________

_

50

A fte r 3 y e a r s of se r v ic e
1 w eek ________________________________________________
O ver 1 and under 2 w eeks ________________________
2 w eeks _______________________________________________
O ver 2 and under 3 w eeks ________________________

(4 )
94
4

_
-

_

A fte r 4 y e a r s of se r v ic e
1 w eek ________________________________________________
O ver 1 and under 2 w eeks ________________________
2 w eeks ____________________________________ _________
O ver 2 and under 3 w eeks ________________________

See footn otes at end of table,




1
(4 )
94
4

1
1
91
7

_
_

100

_
_

17
Table B-5.

Paid Vacations— Continued

(Percent distribution of office and plant workers in all industries and in industry divisions by vacation pay
provisions, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111., October 1962)
PLANT WORKERS

OFFICE WORKERS
V a c a tio n p o lic y
All industries1

A m ou n t o f v a c a tio n

M
anufacturing

Public utilities2

All industries3

M
anufacturing

Public utilities 2

p a y 5— — C o n t in u e d

A fte r 5 y e a r s of s e r v ic e
1 w eek ___ ________________________________________ _
O v e r 1 and u nder 2 w e e k s __________ ___ __________
2 w ee k s __________________ _____________ __ __ __ _
O v e r 2 and under 3 w e e k s ------------------------------------3 w eek s -------------------------------------------------------------------------

(4 )
94
4

1
1
91
7

_
100
-

2
4
91
3

100
-

-

4
3
90
2
1

(4 )

-

-

-

1
44
11
44

1
25
19
55

_
62
38

4
33
47
16

2
24
62
12

73
27

1
40
11
48

1
20
19
61

_
54
46

4
27
46
23

2
16
61
20

_
64
36

1
15
84

1
2
97

_
2
98

-

-

2
4
2
89
2

100

-

4
12
2
81
2

1
15
71

_
2
56
41

4
12
2
71
2
10

2
4
2
81
3
8

_
70

(4 )
13

1
2
94
1
2

1
15

1
2

2

-

-

-

31
5
48

35
8
54

36

4
12
2
25
9
49

2
4
2
24
12
55

1

A fte r 10 y e a r s of s e r v ic e
1 w eek ___________ _________ _____ ___ ______________
2 w eek s ________________________________________________
O v e r 2 and under 3 w ee k s __________ ____________
3 w eek s __________________________ _____ _________ A fte r 12 y e a r s of s e r v ic e
1 w eek ----------------------------- -------- -----------------------------2 w ee k s _____________________________ __________________
O v e r 2 and under 3 w ee k s ________________________
3 w ee k s __________ ___ ___________________________ ____
A fte r 15 y e a r s of s e r v ic e
1 w ee k ___________ _________ __ -------- -------------- _
2 w ee k s __________________ _____________ ____________
O v e r 2 and under 3 w ee k s ------------------------------------3 w ee k s ______ _________ _________________________ O v e r 3 and under 4 w ee k s __________ ____________

-

A fte r 20 y e a r s of s e r v ic e
1 w ee k ----------------- -------- -----------------------------------------2 w ee k s ______________________ ___ ___________________ _
O v e r 2 and under 3 w ee k s ________________________
3 w ee k s ______ ___ ___ ___ _______________ _____ ____
O v e r 3 and under 4 w ee k s ________________________
4 w eeks_
_ __ __ __ -------- -------------- ------------------

-

-

30

A fte r 25 y e a r s of s e r v ic e
1 w eek ___ _____ ___________________________________
2 w ee k s ________________________________________________
O v e r 2 and u nder 3 w ee k s __________________ ____
3 w ee k s __________ _________________ _____________ _
O v e r 3 and under 4 w e e k s __ ____________________
4 w ee k s
_
_ _

_

-

62

_
-

48
-

52

1 In clud es data fo r w h o le s a le tra d e ; r e ta il tra d e ; finance, in su r a n c e , and r e a l e s ta te ; and s e r v ic e s in addition to th ose in du stry d iv isio n s shown s e p a r a te ly .
2 T r a n sp o r ta tio n , c o m m u n ic a tio n , and other public u tilities.
3 In clud es data fo r w h o le sa le tra d e , re ta il tra d e , r e a l esta te, and s e r v ic e s in addition to th ose in d u stry d iv isio n s shown se p a r a te ly .
4 L e s s than 0 .5 p e r c e n t.
5 In clud es p a y m e n ts oth er than "le n g th of t i m e , " such as p e r c e n ta g e of annual e a rn in g s or f la t -s u m p a y m e n ts, c on ve rte d to an equ ivalent tim e b a s is ; fo r e x a m p le , a paym ent of 2 p ercen t
of annual e a rn in g s w as c o n s id e r e d a s 1 w e e k 's pay.
P e r io d s of s e r v ic e w e r e a r b itr a r ily ch osen and do not n e c e s s a r ily r e fle c t the individual p r o v is io n s fo r p r o g r e s s io n s .
F o r ex am p le, the
ch an ges in p r o p o r tio n s in d icated at 10 y e a r s ' s e r v ic e include changes in p r o v isio n s o c c u r r in g betw een 5 and 10 y e a r s .
E s tim a te s are c u m u la tiv e .
T h u s, the p ro p o rtio n r ec eiv in g 3 w eeks' pay
or m o r e a fte r 5 y e a r s in clu d es th o se who r e c e iv e 3 w ee k s' pay or m o r e a fter fe w e r y e a r s of s e r v ic e .




18
Table B-6.

Health, Insurance, and Pension Plans

( P e r c e n t of o ffic e and plant w o r k e r s in a ll in d u str ie s and in in du stry d iv isio n s em ployed in esta b lish m en ts p rovid in g
health, in su ran ce , or p en sion b e n e fits, 1 D ave n p ort—Rock Island—M o lin e, Iowa—
2
111. , O cto ber 1962)
O F F IC E W O R K E R S

PLAN T W ORKERS

Type of b en efit
All industries 2

A ll w o rk ers

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

M anufacturing

100

100

100

96

98

98

64

78

31

56

!

Public utilities 3

All industries4

M anufacturing

P u blic utilities 3

100

100

100

|

91

94

100

|

65

69

40

W o rk ers in e sta b lish m e n ts p ro v id in g :
L ife in su ran ce ----------------------------------------------------A cc id en ta l death and d ism e m b e r m e n t
in su ran ce ----------------------------------------------------------S ick n ess and accid en t in su ran ce or
sick le a v e or b o th 5 ----------------------------------------

58

68

S ick n ess and a ccid en t in su ran ce -----------Sick le a v e (fu ll pay and no
w aiting p eriod ) ------------------------------------------Sick le a v e (p a r tia l pay or
w aiting p eriod ) -------------------------------------------

37

48

(6 )

81

89

56

76

89

22

17

9

47

1

-

4

1

1

21

9

6

46

H o sp ita liza tio n in su ra n ce ------------------------------S u rg ic a l in su ra n ce -------------------------------------------M e d ic a l in su ran ce ---------------------------------------------C ata strop h e in su ran ce — -----------------------------R e tire m e n t p en sion ------------------------------------------No health, in su r a n ce , or p en sion plan ------

94
94
81
35
77
2

98
98
90
21
88
1

79
79
78
98
59

91
91
77
20

98
98
85
12
79
2

75
75
66
89
61

67
5

1
!

1 Includes th ose p lans fo r which at le a s t a p art o f the c o st is b orn e by the e m p lo y e r , excepting only le g a l r eq u irem e n ts such as w o r k m e n 's c o m p e n sa tio n , s o c ia l s e c u r it y , and r a ilr o a d
r e tir e m e n t.
2 Includes data fo r w h o lesa le tr a d e ; r e ta il tra d e ; fin a n ce, in su ran ce , and r e a l e s ta te ; and s e r v ic e s in addition to those in du stry d iv isio n s shown s e p a r a te ly .
3 T ra n sp o rta tio n , c om m u n ic ation , and other public u tilitie s.
4 Includes data for w h o le sa le tra d e , r e ta il tra d e, r e a l esta te, and s e r v ic e s in addition to th ose in du stry d iv isio n s shown sep a r a te ly .
5 Unduplicated total o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g sic k le a v e or sic k n e ss and a c cid en t in su ra n ce shown s e p a r a te ly b elo w .
Sick le a v e p lans are lim ite d to th ose w hich d e fin ite ly e s t a b lis h at le a s t the
m in im u m num ber o f d a y s' pay that can be ex pected by each e m p lo y e e . In fo r m a l sic k le a v e allo w a n c e s d e term in ed on an individual b a s is are excluded.
6 L e s s than 0 . 5 p e r c e n t.




Appendix: Occupational Descriptions
The primary purpose of preparing job descriptions for the Bureau’ s wage surveys is to assist its
field staff in classifying 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 in­
structed to exclude working supervisors, apprentices, learners, beginners, trainees, handicapped, part-time,
temporary, and probationary workers.

OFFICE
BILLER, MACHINE

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR

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 clerical work incidental
to billing operations. For wage study purposes, billers, machine, are
classified by type of machine, as follows:

Operates a bookkeeping machine (Remington Rand, Elliott
Fisher, Sundstrand, Burroughs, National Cash Register, with or without
a typewriter keyboard) to keep a record of business transactions.
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. Determines
proper records and distribution of debit and credit items to be used
in each phase of the work. May prepare consolidated reports, bal­
ance sheets, and other records by hand.

Biller, machine (billing machine)—
Uses a special billing ma­
chine (Moon Hopkins, Elliott Fisher, Burroughs, etc., 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 of 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 carbon copies of
the bill being prepared and is often done on a fanfold machine.

Class B—
Keeps a record of one or more phases or sections of
a set of records usually requiring little knowledge of basic book­
keeping. Phases or sections include accounts payable, payroll,
customers’ accounts (not including a simple type of billing described
under biller, machine), cost distribution, expense distribution, in­
ventory control, etc. May check or assist in preparation of trial
balances and prepare control sheets for the accounting department.

Biller, machine (hookkeeping machine)—
Uses a bookkeeping
machine (Sundstrand, Elliott Fisher, Remington Rand, etc., which
may or may not have typewriter keyboard) to prepare customers’
bills as part of the accounts receivable operation. Generally in­
volves the simultaneous entry of figures on customers’ ledger rec­
ord. The machine automatically accumulates figures on a number
of vertical columns and computes and usually prints automatically
the debit or credit balances. Does not involve a knowledge of book­
keeping.
Works from uniform and standard types of sales and
credit slips.



CLERK, ACCOUNTING
Class A—
Under general direction of a bookkeeper or account­
ant, has responsibility for keeping one or more sections of a com­
plete set of books or records relating to one phase of an establish­
ment’ s business transactions. Work involves posting and balancing
subsidiary ledger or ledgers such as accounts receivable or accounts

19

20

CLERK, ACCOUNTING—
Continued
payable; examining and coding invoices or vouchers with proper ac­
counting distribution; and requires judgment and experience in
making proper assignations and allocations. May assist in preparing,
adjusting and closing journal entries; and may direct class B ac­
counting clerks.
Class B—
Under supervision, performs one or more routine ac­
counting operations such as posting simple journal vouchers or ac­
counts payable vouchers, entering vouchers in voucher registers;
reconciling bank accounts; and posting subsidiary ledgers con­
trolled by general ledgers, or posting simple cost accounting data.
This job does not require a knowledge of accounting and book­
keeping principles but is found in offices in which the more routine
accounting work is subdivided on a functional basis among several
workers.

CLERK, FILE
Class A— an established filing system containing a number
In
of varied subject matter files, classifies and indexes file material
such as correspondence, reports, technical documents, etc. May
also file this material. May keep records of various types in con­
junction with the files. May lead a small group of lower level file
clerks.
Class B—
Sorts, codes, and files unclassified material by sim­
ple (subject matter) headings or partly classified material by finer
subheadings. Prepares simple related index and cross-reference
aids.
As requested locates clearly identified material in files
and forwards material. May perform related clerical tasks required
to maintain and service files.

Class C—
Performs routine filing of material that has already
been classified or which is easily classified in a simple serial
classification system (e.g., alphabetical, chronological, or numer­
ical). As requested, locates readily available material in files
and forwards material; and may fill out withdrawal charge. Per­
forms simple clerical and manual tasks required to maintain and
service files.




CLERK, ORDER
Receives customers* orders for material or merchandise by mail,
phone, or personally. Duties involve any combination of 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; and distributing order sheets to respective departments to be
filled. May check with credit department to determine credit rating of
customer, acknowledge receipt of 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.

CLERK, PAYROLL
Computes wages of company employees and enters the neces­
sary data on the payroll sheets. Duties involve: Calculating workers*
earnings based on time or production records; and posting calculated
data on payroll sheet, showing information such as worker’ s name, work­
ing days, time, rate, deductions for insurance, and total wages due.
May make out paychecks and assist paymaster in making up and dis­
tributing pay envelopes. May use a calculating machine.

COMPTOMETER OPERATOR
Primary duty is to operate a Comptometer to perform mathema­
tical computations. This job is not to be confused with that of statis­
tical or other type of clerk, which may involve frequent use of a Comp­
tometer but, in which, use of this machine is incidental to performance
of other duties.

DUPLICATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (MIMEOGRAPH OR DITTO)
Under general supervision and with no supervisory responsi­
bilities, reproduces multiple copies of typewritten or handwritten matter,
using a Mimeograph or Ditto machine. Makes necessary adjustment 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.

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KEYPUNCH OPERATOR
Class A—
Operates a numerical and/or alphabetical or combina­
tion keypunch machine to transcribe data from various source docu­
ments to keypunch tabulating cards. Performs same tasks as lower
level keypunch operator but in addition, work requires application of
coding skills and the making of some determinations, for example,
locates on the source document the items to be punched; extracts
information from several documents; and searches for and interprets
information on the document to determine information to be punched.
May train inexperienced operators.

Class B—
Under close supervision or following specific proce­
dures or instructions, transcribes data from source documents to
punched cards. Operates a numerical and/or alphabetical or com­
bination keypunch machine to keypunch tabulating cards. May
verify cards. Working from various standardized source documents,
follows specified sequences which have been coded or prescribed
in detail and require little or no selecting, coding, or interpreting
data to be punched. Problems arising from erroneous items or codes,
missing information, etc., are referred to supervisor.

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

SECRETARY
Performs secretarial and clerical duties for a superior in an
administrative or executive position. Duties include making appoint­
ments for superior; receiving people coming into office; answering and



SECRETARY— Continued
making phone calls; handling personal and important or confidential
mail, and writing routine correspondence on own initiative; and taking
dictation (where transcribing machine is not used) either in shorthand
or by Stenotype or similar machine, and transcribing dictation or the
recorded information reproduced on a transcribing machine. May prepare
special reports or memorandums for information of superior.

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 transcribe dictation. May also type from
written copy. May maintain files, keep simple records, or perform other
relatively routine clerical tasks. May operate from a stenographic pool.
Does not include transcribing-machine work. (See transcribing-machine
operator.)

STENOGRAPHER,SENIOR
Primary duty is to take dictation from one or more persons,
either in shorthand or by Stenotype or similar machine, involving a var­
ied technical or specialized vocabulary such as in legal briefs or
reports on scientific research and transcribe dictation. May also type
from written copy. May also set up and maintain files, keep records, etc.

OR

Performs stenographic duties requiring significantly greater
independence and responsibility than stenographers, general as evi­
denced by die following: Work requires high degree of stenographic
speed and accuracy; and a thorough working knowledge of general busi­
ness and office procedures and of the specific business operations,
organization, policies, procedures, files, workflow, etc. Uses this
knowledge in performing stenographic duties and responsible clerical
tasks such as, maintaining followup files; assembling material for
reports, memorandums, letters, etc.; composing simple letters from general
instructions; reading and routing incoming mail; and answering routine
questions, etc. Does not include transcribing-machine work.

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SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR
Operates a single- or multiple-position telephone switchboard.
Duties involve handling incoming, outgoing, and intraplant or office
calls. May record toll calls and take messages. May give information
to persons who call in, or occasionally take telephone orders. For
workers who also act as receptionists see switchboard operatorreceptionist.

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR-Continued
Class C—
Operates simple tabulating or electrical account­
ing machines such as the sorter, reproducing punch, collator, etc.,
with specific instructions. May include simple wiring from diagrams
and some filing work. The work typically involves portions of a
work unit, for example, individual sorting or collating runs or re­
petitive operations.

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONIST
In addition to performing duties of operator, on a single posi­
tion or monitor-type switchboard, acts as receptionist and may also type
or perform routine clerical work as part of regular duties. This typing
or clerical work may take the major part of this worker’ s time while at
switchboard.
TABULA TING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Class A—
Operates a variety of tabulating or electrical ac­
counting machines, typically including such machines as the tabu­
lator, calculator, interpreter, collator, and others. Performs com­
plete reporting assignments without close supervision, and performs
difficult wiring as required. The complete reporting and tabulating
assignments typically involve a variety of long and complex re­
ports which often are of irregular or nonrecurring type requiring
some planning and sequencing of steps to be taken. As a more
experienced operator, is typically involved in training new opera­
tors in machine operations, or partially trained operators in wiring
from diagrams and operating sequences of long and complex reports,
Does not include working supervisors performing tabulating-machine
operations and day-to-day supervision of the work and production
of a group of tabulating-machine operators.
Class B—
Operates more difficult tabulating or electrical ac­
counting machines such as the tabulator and calculator, in addition
to the sorter, reproducer, and collator. This work is performed under
specific instructions and may include the performance of some wir­
ing from diagrams. The work typically involves, for example, tabu­
lations involving a repetitive accounting exercise, a complete but
small tabulating study, or parts of a longer and more complex report.
Such reports and studies are usually of a recurring nature where
the procedures are well established. May also include the training
of new employees in the basic operation of the machine.




TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
Primary duty is to transcribe dictation involving a normal rou­
tine vocabulary from transcribing-machine records. May also 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 scientific research are not included. A worker who
takes dictation in shorthand or by Stenotype or similar machine is
classified as a stenographer, general.
TYPIST
Uses a typewriter to make copies of various material or to
make out bills after calculations have been made by another person.
May include typing of stencils, mats, or similar materials for use in
duplicating processes. May do clerical work involving little special
training, such as keeping simple records, filing records and reports, or
sorting and distributing incoming mail.
Class A—
Performs one or more of the following: Typing ma­
terial in final form when it involves combining material from several
sources or responsibility for correct spelling, syllabication, punc­
tuation, etc., of technical or unusual words or foreign language ma­
terial; and planning layout and typing of complicated statistical
tables to maintain uniformity and balance in spacing. May type
routine form letters varying details to suit circumstances.
Class B—
Performs one or more o f the following: Copy typing
from rough or clear drafts; routine typing of forms, insurance pol­
icies, etc.; and setting up simple standard tabulations, or copying
more complex tables already set up and spaced properly.

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PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
DRAFTSMAN, SENIOR-Continued

DRAFTSMAN, JUNIOR
(Assistant draftsman)
Draws to scale 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.

completed work, checking dimensions, materials to be used, and quan­
tities; writing specifications; and 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, elec­
trical, mechanical, or structural drafting.

DRAFTSMAN, LEADER
NURSE, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED)
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 of the following: Interpreting blueprints,
sketches, and written or verbal orders; determining work procedures;
assigning duties to subordinates and inspecting their work; and per­
forming more difficult problems. May assist subordinates during emer­
gencies or as a regular assignment, or perform related duties of a
supervisory or administrative nature.
DRAFTSMAN, SENIOR
Prepares working plans and detail drawings from notes, rough
or detailed sketches for engineering, construction, or manufacturing
purposes. Duties involve a combination of the following: Preparing
working plans, detail drawings, maps, cross-sections, etc., to scale by
use of drafting instruments; making engineering computations such as
those involved in strength of materials, beams and trusses; verifying

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 of the following: Giving first aid to the ill or injured; attending to
subsequent dressing of employees’ injuries; keeping records of patients
treated; preparing accident reports for compensation or other purposes;
conducting physical examinations and health evaluations of applicants
and employees; and planning and carrying out programs involving health
education, accident prevention, evaluation of plant environment, or other
activities affecting the health, welfare, and safety of all personnel.
TRACER
Copies plans and drawings prepared by others, by placing
tracing 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.

MAINTENANCE AND POWERPLANT
CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE-Continued

Performs the carpentry duties necessary to construct and main­
tain in goodrepair 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 of the following:
Planning and laying out of work from blueprints, drawings, models, or
verbal instructions; using a variety of carpenter’ s handtools, portable

power tools, and standard measuring instruments; making standard shop
computations relating to dimensions of work; and selecting materials
necessary for the work. In general, the work of the maintenance car­
penter requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through
a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.




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E L E C T R IC IA N , M AIN TE N A N C E

H E L P E R , M AIN TE N AN C E T R A D E S

Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the
installation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generating, dis­
tribution, or utilization of electric energy in an establishment. Work
involves most of 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 specifications; locating and diagnosing trouble in the elec­
trical system or equipment; working standard computations relating to
load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment; and using a variety
of electrician’ s handtools and measuring and testing instruments. In
general, the work of the maintenance electrician requires rounded train­
ing and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or
equivalent training and experience.

Assists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades,
by performing specific 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;
and performing other unskilled tasks as directed by journeyman. The
kind of work the helperis permitted to perform varies from trade to trade:
In some trades the helper is confined to supplying, lifting, and holding
materials 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 also performed by workers on a full-time basis.

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 compressors, generators, motors,
turbines, ventilating and refrigerating equipment, steam boilers and
boiler-fed water pumps; making equipment repairs; and keeping a record
of operation of machinery, temperature, and fuel consumption. May
also supervise these operations. Head or chief engineers in establish­
ments employing more than one engineer are excluded.

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, gages,
jigs, fixtures, or dies. Work involves most of the following: Planning
and performing difficult machining operations; processing items requiring
complicated setups or a high degree of accuracy; using a variety of pre­
cision measuring instruments; selecting feeds, speeds, tooling and
operation sequence; and making necessary adjustments during operation
to achieve requisite tolerances or dimensions. May be required to rec­
ognize when tools need dressing, to dress tools, and to select proper
coolants and cutting and lubricatingoils. For cross-industry wage study
purposes, machine-tool operators, toolroom, in tool and die jobbing
shops are excluded from this classification.

MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE

FIREMAN, STATIONARY BOILER
Fire 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; and checks water
and safety valve.
May clean, oil, or assist in repairing boilerroom
equipment.




Produces replacement parts and new parts in making repairs of
metal parts of mechanical equipment operated in an establishment. Work
involves most of the following: Interpreting written instructions and
specifications; planning and laying out of work; using a variety of ma­
chinist’ s handtools and precision measuring instruments; setting up and
operating standard machine tools; shaping of metal parts to close toler­
ances; making standard shop computations relating to dimensions of
work, tooling, feeds and speeds of machining; knowledge of the working

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M ACH IN IST, M A IN T E N A N C E -C o n tin u e d

M ILLW RIG H T

properties of the common metals; selecting standard materials, parts,
and equipment required for his work; and fitting and assembling parts
into mechanical 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.

Installs new machines or heavy equipment and dismantles and
installs machines or heavy equipment when changes in die plant layout
are required. Work involves most of the following: Planning and laying
out of the work; interpreting blueprints or other specifications; 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; and installing and maintaining in good order power
transmission equipment such as drives and speed reducers. In general,
the millwright’ s work normally requires a rounded training and experi­
ence in the trade acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

MECHANIC, AUTOMOTIVE (MAINTENANCE)
Repairs automobiles, buses, motortrucks, and tractors of an es­
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,
gages, 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 assemblies in the vehicle
and making necessary adjustments; and alining wheels, adjusting brakes
and lights, or tightening body bolts. In general, the work of the auto­
motive mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually ac­
quired 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
ical equipment to diagnose source of trouble; dismantling or partly dis­
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 replacementpart 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
machines; and making all necessary adjustments for operation. In gen­
eral, the work of a maintenance mechanic requires rounded training and
.experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equiva­
lent training and experience. Excluded from this classification are
workers whose primary duties invQlve setting up or adjusting machines.



OILER
Lubricates, with oil or grease, the moving parts or wearing sur­
faces of mechanical equipment of an establishment.

PAINTER, MAINTENANCE
Paints and redecorates walls, 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; and applying paint with spray gun or brush.
May mix colors, oils, 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 formal 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 of the following:
Laying out of work and measuring to locate position of pipe from draw­
ings or other written specifications; cutting various sizes of pipe to
correct lengths with chisel and hammer or oxyacetylene torch or pipe­
cutting machine; threading pipe with stocks and dies; bending pipe by
hand-driven or power-driven machines; assembling pipe with couplings

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S H E E T -M E T A L W O RK ER, M A IN T E N A N C E -C o n tin u e d

and fastening pipe to hangers; making standard shop computations relat­
ing to pressures, flow, and size of pipe required; and 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 equiva­
lent training and experience. Workers primarily engaged in installing and
repairing building sanitation or heating systems are excluded.

types of sheet-metal-working machines; using a variety of handtools in
cutting, bending, forming, shaping, fitting, and assembling; and installing
sheet-metal 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.
TOOL AND DIE MAKER
(Die maker; jig maker; tool maker; fixture maker; g&ge 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; and opening clogged drains with a plunger or plumber’ s snake.
In general, the work of the maintenance plumber requires rounded train­
ing and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or
equivalent 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 of the following: Planning and lay­
ing out all types of sheet-metal maintenance work from blueprints,
models, or other specifications; setting up and operating all available

Constructs and repairs machine-shop tools, gages, jigs, fix­
tures or dies for forgings, punching, and other metal-forming work. Work
involves most of the following: Planning and laying out o f work from
models, blueprints, drawings, or other oral and written specifications;
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 close tolerances; fitting and assembling
of parts to prescribed tolerances and allowances; and selecting appro­
priate 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 classification.

CUSTODIAL AND MATERIAL MOVEMENT
ELEVATOR OPERATOR, PASSENGER

GUARD

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.

Performs routine police duties, either at fixed post or on tour,
maintaining order, using arms or force where necessary. Includes gatemen who are stationed at gate and check on identity o f employees €tnd
other persons entering.




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JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER

PACKER, SHIPPING

(Sweeper; charwomen; janitress)
Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition factory working areas
and washrooms, or premises of an office, apartment house, or commercial
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; and cleaning lavatories, showers, and restrooms. Work­
ers who specialize in window washing are excluded.

Prepares finished products for shipment or storage by placing
them in shipping containers, the specific operations performed being
dependent upon the type, size, and number of 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 of
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; closing and sealing container; and applying labels
or entering identifying data on container. Packers who also make
wooden boxes or crates are excluded.

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 of the follow­
ing: Loading and unloading various materials and merchandise on or
from freight cars, trucks, or other transporting devices; unpacking, shelv­
ing, or placing materials or merchandise in proper storage location;
and transporting materials or merchandise by hand truck, car, or wheel­
barrow. Longshoremen, who load and unload ships are excluded.

ORDER FILLER
(Order picker; stock selector; warehouse stockman)
Fills shipping or transfer orders for finished goods from stored
merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips, cus­
tomers* orders, or other instructions. May, in addition to filling orders
and indicating items filled or omitted, keep records of outgoing orders
requisition additional stock, or report short supplies to supervisor, and
perform Other related duties.



SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK
Prepares merchandise for shipment, or receives and is respon­
sible for incoming shipments of merchandise or other materials. Ship­
ping 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 assist in preparing the merchandise for shipment. Receiving
work involves: Verifying or directing others in verifying the correct­
ness of shipments against bills of lading, invoices, or other records;
checking for shortages and rejecting damaged goods; routing merchan­
dise or materials to proper departments; and maintaining necessary
records and files.

For wage study purposes, workers are classified as follows:
Receiving clerk
Shipping clerk
Shipping and receiving clerk

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TRUCKDRIVER

TRUCKER, POWER

Drives a truck within a city or industrial area to transport ma­
terials, merchandise, equipment, or men between various types 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.

Operates a manually controlled gasoline- 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, truckdrivers are classified by size
and type of equipment, as follows: (Tractor-trailer should be rated on
the basis of trailer capacity.)
Truckdriver (combination o f sizes listed separately)
Truckdriver, light (under l l2 tons)
/
Truckdriver, medium ( l l2 to and including 4 tons)
/
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, trailer type)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, other than trailer type)




For wage study purposes, workers are classified by type of
truck, as follows:
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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