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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA

AUGUST 1963

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




Occupational Wage Survey
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
AUGUST 1963

Bulletin No. 1385-2
October 1963

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W. Willard Wirtz, Secretary
BU REA U O F LA B O R ST A T IST IC S
Ew an C la g u e , Com m issioner

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Preface

Contents
Page

The Bureau of Labor Statistics program of annual
occupational wage surveys in metropolitan areas is de­
signed to provide data on occupational earnings, and es­
tablishment practices and supplementary wage provisions.
It yields detailed data by selected industry divisions for
metropolitan area labor markets, for economic regions,
and for the United States.
A major consideration in the
program is the need for greater insight into (a) the move­
ment of wages by occupational category and skill level,
and (b) the structure and level of wages among labor
markets and industry divisions.

Tables:
1.
2.

Establishments and workers within scope of survey
and number studied _________________________________ ___ _______
Indexes of standard weekly salaries and straight-time
hourly earnings for selected occupational groups,
and percents of change for selected periods__________________

A: Occupational earnings:*
A - l . Office occupations—
men and women______________________
A - 2. Professional and technical occupations—
men____________
A - 3. Office, professional, and technical occupations—
men and women combined.._______________________
A -4 . Maintenance and powerplant occupations _______
A -5 . Custodial and material movement occupations_
_
Appendix: Occupational descriptions______________ _____ _____ ________

Eighty-two labor markets currently are included
in the program. Information on occupational earnings is
collected annually in each area. Information on estab­
lishment practices and supplementary wage provisions is
obtained biennially in most of the areas.
This bulletin presents results of the survey in
Oklahoma City, Okla. , in August 1963.
It was prepared
in the Bureau*s regional office in Atlanta, Ga., by James D.
Garland, under the direction of Donald M. Cruse.
The
study was under the general direction of Louis B. Woytych,
Assistant Regional Director for Wages and Industrial
Relations.




1
3

* NOTE: Similar tabulations are available for other
major areas.
(See inside back cover.)
Union scales, indicative of prevailing pay levels in
the Oklahoma City area, are also available for building
construction, printing, local-transit operating employees,
and motortruck drivers and helpers.

m

2
2
4
6
N 00(>

A preliminary report and an individual area bul­
letin present survey results for each labor market studied.
After completion of all of the individual area bulletins for
a round of surveys, a two part summary bulletin is issued.
The first part brings data for each of the labor markets
studied into one bulletin. The second part presents infor­
mation which has been projected from individual labor m ar­
ket data to relate to economic regions and the United States.

,
_______
Int ro duction_____ ______ _____ _______ _________ __ ___«
Wage trends for selected occupational groups________________ _____ ___

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O ccupational Wage Survey—Oklahoma City, Okla.
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.

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 reported,
as for office clerical occupations, reference is to the work schedules
(rounded to the nearest half hour) for which straight-time salaries
are paid; average weekly earnings for these occupations have been
rounded to the nearest half dollar.

This bulletin presents current occupational employment and
earnings information obtained largely by mail from the establishments
visited by Bureau field economists in the last previous survey for
occupations reported in that earlier study. Personal visits were made
to nonrespondents and to those respondents reporting unusual changes
since the previous survey.
In each area, data are obtained from representative establish­
ments in the following industry divisions: Manufacturing; transporta­
tion, communication, and other public utilities; wholesale trade; retail
trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; services; and crude petro­
leum and natural gas.
Major industry groups excluded from these
studies are government operations and the construction and extractive
industries. Establishments having fewer than a prescribed number of
workers are omitted because they tend to furnish insufficient employ­
ment in the occupations studied to warrant inclusion. Separate tabula­
tions are provided for each of the broad industry divisions which meet
publication criteria.

Differences in pay levels for selected occupations in which
both men and women are commonly employed may be due to such
factors as (1) differences in the distribution of the sexes among in­
dustries and establishments; (2) differences in length of service or
merit review when individual salaries are adjusted on this basis;
and (3) differences in specific duties performed, although the occu­
pations are appropriately classified within the same survey job de­
scription. Job descriptions used in classifying employees in these
surveys are usually more generalized than those used in individual
establishments. This allows for minor differences among establish­
ments 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
actually surveyed. Because of differences in occupational structure
among establishments, the estimates of occupational employment
obtained from the sample of establishments studied serve only to
indicate the relative importance of the jobs studied. These differ­
ences 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
Tabulations on selected establishment practices and supple­
mentary wage provisions (B -series tables) are not presented in this
bulletin. Information for these tabulations is collected biennially in
this area.
These tabulations on minimum entrance salaries for
inexperienced women office workers; shift differentials; scheduled
weekly hours; paid holidays; paid vacations; and health, insurance,
and pension plans are presented (in the B -series tables) in previous
bulletins for this area.

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T a b le 1.

E s ta b lis h m e n ts and w o r k e r s w ith in s c o p e o f s u r v e y and n u m b e r s tu d ie d in O k la h om a C ity, O k la .,1 b y m a jo r in d u s tr y d iv is io n , 2 A u g u st 1963
N u m ber o f e s ta b lis h m e n ts
In d u stry d iv is io n

A ll d iv is io n s

—

_ —

—

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

W o r k e r s in e s t a b lis h m e n t s

W ith in s c o p e
o f stu dy *

--------

_

- -----— ------------- —
M a n u fa ctu rin g
—
- ------ —
N o n m a n u fa ctu rin g .------------------ ------------------------------------- ------------T r a n s p o r ta tio n , c o m m u n ic a tio n , and
o th e r p u b lic u t ilit ie s 5___ _______________ ___ ____ _________
W h o le s a le t r a d e 6----- — — — --------_ — __
R e ta il tra d e 6____ _____ ___________ ______ _
___..... . ...
— — —
F in a n c e , in s u r a n c e , and r e a l e s ta te 6------ —
S e r v ic e s 6» 7________________ _____ __ _— . ----------------------------------.
C ru d e p e t r o le u m and n atu ral gas 6— . . . -----. — _

Studied

W ithin s c o p e
o f s tu d y 4

S tudied

352

125

5 8 ,0 0 0

3 5 ,0 2 0

83
269

37
88

1 9 ,4 0 0
3 8 ,6 0 0

1 3 ,5 1 0
21, 510

38
44
83
45
37
22

20
13
23
11
13
8

9 ,7 0 0
4 ,3 0 0
1 3 ,5 0 0
4 ,9 0 0
3, 300
2 ,9 0 0

8, 070
1, 670
7, 090
1, 780
1, 210
1 ,6 9 0

1 T he O k la h o m a C ity S tan d ard M e tr o p o lita n S t a tis tic a l A r e a c o n s is t s o f C anadian, C le v e la n d , and O kla h om a C o u n tie s .
T h e " w o r k e r s w ith in
s c o p e o f stu dy" e s t im a t e s show n in th is ta b le p r o v id e a r e a s o n a b ly a c c u r a t e d e s c r ip t io n o f the s iz e and c o m p o s it io n o f the la b o r f o r c e in c lu d e d in
the s u r v e y .
T h e e s t im a t e s a r e not in ten ded, h o w e v e r , to s e r v e as a b a s is o f c o m p a r is o n w ith o th er e m p loy m en t in d e x e s f o r the a r e a to m e a s u r e
e m p lo y m e n t tre n d s o r l e v e ls s in c e (1) p lanning o f w a g e s u r v e y s r e q u ir e s the u s e o f e s ta b lis h m e n t data c o m p ile d c o n s id e r a b ly in a d v a n ce o f the
p a y r o ll p e r io d stu d ie d , and (2) s m a ll e s ta b lis h m e n ts a r e e x c lu d e d f r o m the s c o p e o f the su rv e y .
2 T h e 1957 r e v i s e d e d itio n o f the S tan d ard In d u stria l C la s s ific a t io n M anual w as u sed in c la s s ify in g e s ta b lis h m e n ts b y in d u s tr y d iv is io n .
3 In clu d e s a ll e s ta b lis h m e n ts w ith to ta l e m p lo y m e n t at o r a b o v e the m in im u m lim ita tio n (50 e m p lo y e e s ).
A l l o u tle ts (w ith in the a r e a ) o f
co m p a n ie s in s u ch in d u s tr ie s as tr a d e , fin a n c e , auto r e p a ir s e r v i c e , and m o t io n p ic tu r e th e a te rs a r e c o n s id e r e d as 1 e s t a b lis h m e n t .
4 In clu d e s a ll w o r k e r s in a ll e s ta b lis h m e n ts w ith to ta l e m p lo y m e n t (w ithin the a re a ) at o r ab o v e the m in im u m lim it a t io n (50 e m p lo y e e s ).
5 T a x ic a b s and s e r v ic e s in c id e n ta l to w a te r t r a n s p o r t a t io n w e r e e x clu d e d .
6 T h is in d u s tr y d iv is io n is r e p r e s e n t e d in e s t im a t e s f o r " a l l in d u s t r ie s " and "n o n m a n u fa ctu rin g " in the S e r ie s A t a b le s . S e p a ra te p r e s e n t a t io n
o f data f o r th is d iv is io n is not m a d e f o r one o r m o r e o f the fo llo w in g r e a s o n s : (1) E m p lo y m e n t in the d iv is io n is to o s m a ll to p r o v id e en ou gh data
to m e r it s e p a r a te study, (2) the s a m p le w a s not d e s ig n e d in it ia lly to p e r m it s e p a r a te p r e s e n ta tio n , (3) r e s p o n s e w a s in s u ffic ie n t o r in ad equ ate to
p e r m it s e p a r a te p r e s e n ta tio n , and (4) t h e r e is p o s s i b il i t y o f d i s c lo s u r e o f in d ivid u a l e sta b lis h m e n t data.
7 H o te ls : p e r s o n a l s e r v i c e s ; b u s in e s s s e r v i c e s ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir s h o p s ; m o tio n p ic tu r e s ; n o n p ro fit m e m b e r s h ip o r g a n iz a t io n s ; and e n g in e e r in g
and a r c h ite c t u r a l s e r v ic e s .

T a b le 2.

In d e x e s o f sta n d a rd 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 r ly e a rn in g s f o r s e le c t e d o c c u p a t io n a l
g r o u p s , and p e r c e n t s o f c h a n g e 1 f o r s e le c t e d p e r i o d s , O k la h om a, C ity , O kla.
In d ex
(A u gu st 1 9 6 0 “

P e r c e n t s o f ch an ge 1

100)

A u gu st 1963

A u gu st 1962
to
A u gu st 1963

A u gu st 1961
to
A u gu st 1962

A u g u st I960
to
A u g u st 1961

1 1 0 .4
( 23
)
( 2)
1 0 9 .9

3 .3
(?)
( 2)
4 .7

3 .0
(?)
( 2)
1 .8

3 .8
( 2)
3 .5
3 .0

1 0 8 .3

3 .0

2. 2

(*)
( 2)
1 0 8 .6

(?)
( 2)
4 .0

(?)

2 .9
(?)
( 2)
4 .5

In d u stry and o c c u p a t io n a l g ro u p

A l l in d u s t r ie s :
O ffic e c l e r i c a l (m e n and w o m e n ) ________
In d u s tria l n u r s e s (m e n and w o m e n ) __
S k ille d m a in te n a n ce (m en ) __ __ _
U n s k ille d plan t (m e n )
- __

.... ....

M a n u fa ctu rin g :
O ffic e c le r i c a l (m e n and women)____ _
.
I n d u s tria l n u r s e s (m e n and w o m e n ),-------------- ------ -- ---------S k ille d m a in te n a n ce (m e n )___
________
____
U n s k ille d plan t (m e n )___ _____
__ _
_ _

1 U n le ss o t h e r w is e in d ic a te d , a ll a r e i n c r e a s e s .
2 D ata do not m e e t p u b lic a tio n c r i t e r i a .
3 D e c r e a s e la r g e ly r e fl e c t s ch a n g e s in e m p lo y m e n t am on g e s ta b lis h m e n ts w ith d iffe r e n t pay l e v e ls .

A

2 )

3- . 1

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Wage Trends for Selected Occupational Groups

Presented in table 2 are indexes and percentages of change
in average salaries of office clerical workers and industrial nurses,
and in average 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; stenogra­
phers, 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; m e­
chanics; 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 percentage)
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
indexes were computed by multiplying the ratios for each group
aggregate for each period after the base year (1961).
The indexes and 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
resulting 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
increases or decreases in the occupational averages without actual
wage changes.
For example, a force expansion might increase the
proportion of lower paid workers in a specific occupation and 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 effect
of changes in the proportion of workers represented in each job in­
cluded in the data. The percentages of change reflect only changes in
average pay for straight-time hours. They are not influenced by
changes in standard work schedules, as such, or by premium pay
for overtime.

A: Occupational Earnings
Table A-L Office Occupations—Men and Women
(A verage straigh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings fo r se le cte d occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division , Oklahoma City, O k la ., August 1963)
Average
Sex, occupation, and industry division

N u m b er

of

w orkers

W e e k ly t
h ou rs
(S ta n da rd )

W e e k ly .
earn in gs
(S ta n da rd)

N U M B E R O F W O R K E R S R E C E IV IN G S T R A IG H T -T IM E W E E K L Y E A R N IN G S O F

$40
Under and
$40 under
$45

$45

$50

$55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$100

$105

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

$50

$55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$100

$105

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

over

3
3
-

7
1
6
3

7
4
3
-

5
3
2
-

9
5
4
1

14
7
7
3

13
2
11
7

8
2
6
1

11
1
10
3

21
7
14
5

1
_
1
-

5
_
5
1

6
2

4
"

3
2

3
2

3
3

3
3

1
1

_

_

_

_

_

„

-

-

-

-

-

3
3

18
12

5
5

8
6

2
2

_

1
1

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

"

"

-

-

-

-

-

3
2

3
2

14
13

3
3

5
5

-

3
3

-

-

-

and

i

Men

i

C lerk s, accounting, c la s s A ------------------M anufacturing------------ ----------------------N onm anufacturing_____________________
P ublic utilities 2-----------------------------

106
35
71
25

40 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

$111.00
105.50
114. 00
1 1 1 .50

_
-

_
-

_
"

_
"

_
-

_
-

_
-

1 |
1 j
1 j

C lerk s, accounting, c la s s B------------------Nonmanufacturing--------------------------------

51
39

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

76. 00
75. 50

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

16
16

4
4

8
6

C lerk s, o r d e r ------------------------------------- —
M anufacturing--------------------------------------

42
30

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

82. 50
85. 50

_

-

_

_
-

2
-

_

-

2
-

"

I
I
1 !
1 1

O ffice b o y s_______________________________
No nm anufac tu r ing_____________________

83
62

39. 5
39.0

54.00
53.00

-

7
7

12
12

24
14

25
22

12
7

1
"

1
-

1
-

-

"

-

Tabulating-m achine o p era tors,
c la s s A ------------------------------------ — __ —
Nonm anufacturing---------------- __ --------

38
31

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

115.00
118.00

-

“

"

“

-

-

-

-

-

2
-

-

1
1

2
1

2
1

Tabulating-m achine op e ra to rs,
cla s s B __________________________________
Nonmanufacturing_____________________

85
73

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

90. 50
91. 50

"

-

-

-

-

3
3

9
9

1
1

10
6

6
1

7
7

4
3

17
16

16
15

12
12

-

-

-

B ille r s , m achine (billin g m a c h in e )--------

36

4 0 .0

63. 50

_

_

_

5

6

7

9

3

5

1

B ille r s , m achine (bookkeeping
m achine)------------------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing---------------- -------------

46
38

39. 5
39.5

58. 00
57. 50

"

1
1

10
8

14
12

5
4

7
7

1
1

2
2

3
"

1
1

2
2

B ookkeeping-m achine op e ra to rs,
c la s s A ---------------------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing__________ — __ —

41
29

4 1 .0
41. 5

76. 50
75. 50

_

_

_

_

_

4
4

5
-

3
3

3
-

_
-

_

"

.
-

_

-

4
4

_

-

7
------ ~

_

-

8
6

_

"

-

-

-

-

B ookkeeping-m achine o p e ra to rs,
cla s s B____________________________ —__ —
Nonm anufacturing------ — — — —

175
149

39.0
39.0

60. 00
60. 00

-

-

10
10

47
42

35
23

1
1

4
2

1
1

1
1

2
2

1
1

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C lerk s, accounting, c la s s A ------------------Nonm anufacturing--------------------------------

111
93

39. 5
39.0

85. 00
84. 50

_

-

.

"

20
18

8
7

15
5

2
1

14
14

"

2
1

2
2

1
1

4
4

C lerk s, accounting, cla s s B------------------M anufacturing--------------------------- __ —
Nonmanufacturing-------------------------------Public utilities 2-----------------------------

384
93
291
57

39 .5
4 0 .0
39.0
4 0 .0

67.00
77. 50
64.00
74. 50

19 :
9
9
19 1
32
38
13
21
25
11
3
3

1

-

4
4

_

“

9
6
3
2

21
2
19
16

C lerk s, file , cla s s A ------------------------------Nonm anufactur ing_____________________

29
27

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

69. 50
69. 50

13
11
2
_

11
8
3
1
1
1

3
2
1
-

_
_

_

_
.

_
_

-

_
_
-

-

“

-

-

C lerk s, file , cla s s B ---- ------- ------------Nonmanufacturing_______ — — --------

99
85

39.5
39. 5

57. 00
56.50

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

—

53
52

39.0
39. 0

_
_

_
_

_
-

_
_

_

_
_

_
.

_
_

_
_

C lerk s, o r d e r ________ ~ ------- ------------Nonmanufacturing--------------------------------

40
31

40. 0
40. 0

"
_

1

j
i

_

Women

See footnotes at end o f table.




2
2
_

-

Z

44
42

27
22

4
4

6
3

55
7
48
8

58
14
44
2

-

5
5

11
10

5
5

3
2

2
2

8
1
7
6
_
-

7
6
_

_
_

1
-

1
1
.

.
_

1

3

2

2

_

.

10
10
-

26
26
_
-

2
2

2
2
_

3
3

31
31

26
25

28
17

49. 50
49. 50

_
3
3

32
32

5
4

4
4

9
9

58. 50
53. 50

1
1

7
7

1

6
6

4
4

12
12

"

30
6
24
-

7
—

68
2
66
16
_

-

_

j

!

I

1

>
-

_

_
_

5
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women— Continued
(A verage straigh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings fo r se le cte d occupations studied on an area b a sis
by industry division , Oklahoma City, O k la ., August 1963)
Avebagz
Sex, occupation, and industry div isio n

N u m b er
of
w orkers

W eek ly ,
h ou rs
(Sta n da rd)

N U M B E R O F W O R K E R S R E C E IV IN G S T R A IG H T -T IM E W E E K L Y E A R N IN G S OF-

W e e k ly ,
earnings
(Standard)

$40
Under and
$40 under
$45

$45

$50

$55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$100

$105

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

$50

$55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$100

$105

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

over

5
5

3
2
1

10
7
3

1
_

1
1
-

_

_

-

2
_
2

_

1

-

-

_
-

11
4
7

6
1
5

1
1

2
_
2

4
1
3

2
_
2

_
_
-

_
_
-

_
_
-

-

1

2
2

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

and

W om en— Continued
C lerk s, p a y r o ll----------------------------------M anufacturing-------------------------------N onm anufacturing--------------------------

91
42
49

4 0.0
4 0.0
4 0 .0

$78. 00
82.00
75. 00

-

C om ptom eter o p e r a to r s --------------------M anufacturing-------------------------------Nonm anufacturing--------------------------

253
75
178

39. 5
4 0 .0
39.0

69. 50
74. 00
67. 50

2
_
2

Keypunch o p e r a to r s , c la s s A -----------Nonm anufacturing--------------------------

62
38

4 0 .0
4 0.0

77. 50
78. 50

_

Keypunch op e r a to r s , c la s s B ________
M anufacturing_____________________
N onm anufacturing_________________

207
35
172

4 0 .0
40.0
4 0 .0

67. 50
69.00
67. 00

O ffice g i r l s ___________________________
N onm anufacturing_________________

29
29

40 .0
40 .0

S e c r e t a r ie s ----------------------------------------M anufacturing_____________________
N onm anufacturing-------------------------P u blic u tilities 1 ----------------------23

612
101
511
98

Stenographers, g e n e r a l--------------------M anufacturing------------ -------------------N onm anufacturing_________________
P u blic u tilities 2-----------------------

1

3
3

4
3
1

4
4

10
_
10

8
4
4

9
4
5

41
2
39

-

5
5

13
3
10

18
10
8

1
1
-

14
12
2

6
3
3

41 2
39

34
10
24

21
12
9

24
16
8

20
15
5

17
4
13

i

_
_

_

_

_

-

"

-

4
4

2
2

9
6

15
3

5
2

10
10

8
4

6
5

_
-

1
1

42
42

20
2
18

15
15

18
4
14

17
10
7

33
13
20

11
5
6

25
1
24

1

7

8

1

8

_

_

_

..

_

_

1

7

8

1

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

56. 50
56. 50

_

1
1

17
17

4
4

1
1

1
1

1
1

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

.

-

-

-

-

2
2

_

"

2
2

-

"

-

-

-

40 .0
4 0 .0
4 0.0
4 0.0

86.
89.
86.
98.

50
00
00
00

_
_
_
-

_
_
_

12
12
-

21
.
21
1

65
7
58
2

54
10
44
4

27
5
22
2

54
10
44
7

76
9
67
6

53
8
45
8

53
15
38
5

38
7
31
6

59
17
42
21

27
6
21
8

18
3
15
11

17
1
16
10

20
2
18
3

6
_
6
4

6
_
6

-

_
_
-

-

6
1
5
-

503
121
382
66

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
4 0.0
40. 0

72.
72.
71.
72.

00
50
50
00

_
_
-

_
_
-

18
18
4

29
5
24
-

33
33
5

45
12
33
10

84
29
55
15

92
20
72
14

79
28
51
6

65
20
45
1

24
6
18
2

24
24
2

3
1
2
2

3
3
1

3
3
3

1
1
1

_
_
-

_
_
-

_
_
>
-

_
_
_
-

_
_
_
-

Stenographers, s e n io r ----------------------M anufacturing-------------------------------N onm anufacturing-------------------------P u blic u tilities 2 -----------------------

187
39
148
70

40 .0
4 0 .0
40 .0
4 0 .0

88.
89.
88.
84.

50
50
00
50

_
_
_
-

_
_

_
_

_
_

18
1
17
10

14
14
13

20
14
6
6

40
8
32
25

18
7
11
5

23
4
19
2

11
3
8
3

13
2
11
-

8
8
4

7
7
-

-

_
_
_
-

_
_
_

"

6
6
2

_
_
_

-

2
2
-

_

-

7
7
-

-

-

Sw itchboard o p e r a to r s ----------------------N onm anufacturing--------------------------

121
99

41. 5
42 .0

62.00 3 19
59. 50
19

5
5

13
13

14
14

4
1

7
5

15
8

11
9

6
6

15
10

_

2
1

1
1

1
1

_

_

_

_

_

_

"

8
6

-

-

-

-

-

-

Sw itchboard o p e r a to r -r e c e p tio n is ts M anufacturing-------------------------------N onm anufacturing--------------------------

134
28
106

4 0 .5
40 .0
4 0 .5

62. 00
62. 00
62. 00

_
_

4
4

4
_
4

31
5
26

28
12
16

31
3
28

1
_

22
6
16

1
_

1
1

4
1
3

3

1
-

2
2

_
"

_
_
~

_
_

_
_

_
_

_
_

3

1
1
"

"

-

“

-

32

40 .0

81. 50

1

6

.

8

!

9

!

6

.

.

.

.

49
46

40 .0
40 .0

65. 00
65. 00

-

-

-

-

22
22

6
4

13
13

"

-

4
3

1
1

3
3

-

-

-

-

-

"

-

-

-

T yp ists, c la s s A -----M anufacturing—
N onm anufacturing—

130
72
58

39.5
40 .0
39. 5

67. 50
70. 00
64. 50

_
_
-

_
_

_

3

32
6
26

29
27
2

34
33
1

7
4
3

6
2
4

_

_

2

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

3

17
.
17

T ypists, c la s s B —
M anufacturing—
N onm anufacturing—

525
62
463

40.0
4 0.0
39. 5

56. 00
59. 50
55. 50

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

9
7
2

_

-

28
4
24

_

96

89
12
77

_

_

141
31
110

3

-

157
8
149

"

-

1

T a bulating-m achine o p era to rs,

1

-

_

-

1

T ra n scrib in g -m a ch in e o p e ra to rs,
N onm anufacturing--------------------------

-

-

96

-

3

"

-

-

"

"

2

-

"

-

-

-

-

_

2

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

■

■

“

■

■

-

1 Standard hours r e fle c t the workweek fo r which em ployees r e c e iv e their regular straigh t-tim e s a la rie s and the earnings co rre sp o n d to these w eekly hours.
2 T ran sportation, com m unication, and other public utilities.
3 W ork ers w ere distribu ted as fo llo w s: 15 at $30 to $35; and 4 at $35 to $40.




6
Table A-2. Professional and Technical Occupations—Men
(A verage straigh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings fo r se le cte d occupations studied on an area basis
by industry d ivision , Oklahoma City, Okla. , August 1963)
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNINGS OF—

O ccupation and industry d ivision

D raftsm en, lea d er..

Number
of
workers

33

Weeklw
hours 1
(Standard)

4 0 .0

Weekly j
earnings *
(Standard)

$60
and
under
$65

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95 $100 $105 $110 $115 $120 $125 $130 $135 $140 $145 $150 $155 $160 $165 $170 $175
and

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$100 $105 $110 $115 $120 $125 $130 $135 $140 $145 $150 $155 $160 $165 $170 $175 over

$157.50

D raftsm en, s en ior..
M anufacturing..
Nonm anufacturing..

163
57

4 0 .0
'40. 0
40. 0

118.00
114.50
124.00

D raftsm en, ju n ior.,
M anufacturing__
Nonm anufacturing.. 1
2

105
41
64

4 0 .0
4b. 0
4 0 .0

87.50
87.00
88.00

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

8
5

-

"

-

“

-

“

~

7
2
5

2

8
6
3

7
6

8

22
8
14

10

17
4
13

16
6
10

-

2

-

8

1

3

18
18

7
-

7

22
18
4
2
1
1

25
13
12

.
-

19
17
2
4
2
2

15
' 10
5

12
6
6

18
6
12

5

2

-

3

-

2

2

1 Standard hours r e fle c t the w orkw eek fo r w hich em ployees re c e iv e their regular straigh t-tim e s a la rie s and the earnings corresp ond to these w eekly h ours.
2 W orkers w ere distributed as follow s: 2 at $ 190 to $ 195; 1 at $ 195 to $ 200; and 1 at $ 200 to $ 205.




2

7
4
2
2

6
2

3
3

-

-

2

3

3
2
2
-

2

2
j

-

24
2

-

T

1

-

~

7
Table A-3. Office, Professional, and Technical Occupations—Men and Women Combined
(Average straigh t-tim e w eekly earnings fo r se le cte d occupations studied on an a rea basis
by industry d ivision , Oklahoma City, O k la ., August 1963)
1-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Number
of

O ccupation and industry division

Average
weekly j
earnings
(Standard)

1

Number
of
workers

O ccupation and industry d ivision

weekly j
earnings
(Standard)

36

w

78. 00
...75. 50"

B ook keeping-m ach ine o p e r a to r s , c la s s B --------------

201
175

59.50
3 97 57

r.lerlrp

217

Manufacturing

$81. 00
84. 50
78. 00

254
-------75
178

58. 00
57. 50

46
-■

112
51
61

&63. 50

46
38

69. 50
74750"
67.50

puhliV ntilitiAfi ^
f"*1°TVl5
Mami

C r lf fV f?

. .....

r la e c R

fil a

r l^ fia

A

N onm anufacturing ------------—

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

C le r k s , file , c la s s B ------------------------------------------------------------------N onm anufacturing _____________________________________________

77. 50
“ 7 8 .5 b "

164
40

98. 00
99. 50
97. 50
103.50

Keypunch op e ra to rs, cla s s B— --- -------- ------------------M anufacturing-------------------------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing-------------------------------------------------

207
35
172

67. 50
6 9.00
6 7.00

435

A

62
38

68. 50

O ffice boys and g ir ls _____ ______________ _______ ____
Nonmanufacturing___________ ________________ —

112
91

55. 00
54.00

65. 50
76.00

29
27

69. 50
■ 69.60“

S e cre ta rie s _ __ ________ _____
___________ _ __
M anufacturing...^.
m r
_________ ___
Nonmanufacturing__
___
Pu blic utilities 2
__---------------------------------------------------------------

613
101
512
99

86. 50
89.00
8 6.00
98.5 0

100

57. 50
— 56 57
M anufacturing __________________________________________________

nlaaa

Keypunch op e ra to rs, c la s s -A
------------------ -----------------

330
76

ar/'ftnnting

508
121
387
.68

72. 00
72. 50
72. 00
7 3 .0 0

-------5 Z ------OO

_

f . 1a
9

r
{

58
57

A
.

C le r k s , o r d e r _ ___ —
Manufac turing—— —
—
—

— —

—

— --------------------

49. 00
49. 00

82
39
43

71.00
83. 00
59. 50

121
99

$62.00
59. 50

Sw itchboard o p e r a to r -r e c e p tio n ists - __
_
M anufacturing--------------------------------------------------------N onm anufacturing ._ __ _
...
- __

134
28
106

62.00
62. 00
62.00

41
33

114.00
117.00

117
98

88.00
88. 00

Tabulating-m achine op e r a to r s , c la s s A
Nonmanufacturing__ _ _ _ _ _
—

-

_

Tabulating-m achine op era tors, c la s s B__ ______ —
N onm anufacturing.. _
__ _
-----. . .
Tabulating-m achine o p era tors, c la s s C -. —

----

-

T yp ists, c la s s A lM
_,
,
M anufacturin g__ —
. . .
N onm anufacturing__ _ — __

__________ -l„ l____
1
. . . ------------- _ ------- _

25

69.00

49
46

65. 00
65.00

131
73
58

67.50
70. 00
64.50

527
T yp ists, cla s s B ______ ________ __ ____________
^fpniifapturing
. r_. . . . .
- ...
— 62—
465
Nonmanufacturing -----------------------------------------------------------------------

56. 00
59. 50
55. 50

P r o fe s s io n a l and technica l occupations

r|g

Public u t ilit ie s 1
2

__

_ ____

____

M anufacturing____________________________________
Nonmanufacturing ____ — ------ ----- __ ----------------- — .
P n K lir u t ili t ie s *

.......

1 Earnings rela te to regu lar straigh t-tim e w eekly salaries that are paid fo r standard w orkw eeks.
2 T ran sp ortation , com m u nication, and other public utilities.




Sw itchboard o p e r a to r s _______________________________
Nonm anufacturing_
__
__ ___ _._
_
___ -

T ra n scribin g-m ach in e op era tors, g e n e r a l— __ __
Nonmanufacturing— _
— . . . — _____

^r»r^rp| ^ -mf *fa n tii|
P la i< 1 r a

weekly,
earnings
(Standard)

O ffice occupations— Continued

O ffice occupations— Continued

O ffice occupations

Number
of

O ccupation and industry d ivision

r ^ ^

187
39
148
70

88. 50
89. 50
88. 00
84.5 0

nraftsm an, lead er
D raftsm en, sen ior
M anufacturing —
Nonm anufacturing

.................
.

_
—. . . —
.

D raftsm en, ju n ior ___
M anufacturing _

___

.

33

157.50

— .
.

168
108
60

118.00
114.50
124.50

131
42

85. 50
87.50

—
.

—

—
—

—

-

QO
oy

Public u t ilit ie s 2
.

—

—

—

—

—

33

79. 50

8
Table A -4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A verage straigh t-tim e hourly earnings fo r m en in se le cte d occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division , Oklahoma City, Okla. , August 1963)
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
O ccupation and industry division

E le ctricia n s , m aintenance______________ ____
M anufacturing_________
______ . . . . -------- -—

Number
of
workers

62
52

$1.60 $1.70
Average
hourly i
earnings Under and
$1.60 under
$1.70 $1.80

$2.75
2 .7 3

E n gin eers, s ta tion a ry__________________________
M a n u fa c tu r in g _____ __ ________ ____ —
Nonmanufacturing------------------------------------------

66
33
33

2 .3 5
2 .5 5
2. 16

H elpers, m aintenance trades

38

2 .0 3

335
M echanics, autom otive (m aintenance) —---- _----M anufacturin g______________________-________ ------ —
289
N onm anufacturing---------------------- -------______
271
Public utilities 1
2___________
__ ___ ___

2. 73
2.4 2
2. 78
2. 78

125
89
36

2 .6 8
2 .5 3
3 .0 4

— _ . . . __ .

M echanics, m aintenance -__ ___ __ ____ —
M anufacturing. _
__ ____
________ —
N onm anufacturing__________
___ ________

-

-

$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

$1.90 $2. 00 $2. 10 $2.20 $2. 30 J 2 .4 0 $2. 50 $2. 60 j$2. 70 $2.80

$2.90 $3. 00 $3. 10 $ 3.20 $3.30 $3.40

$1.80 $1.90

-

"

2
2

“

-

2
-

7
7

-

1

~

“

4
4
■

-

-

-

-

8
8

*
>
3

8
3
5

2
1

1

5
5

19
19

3
1

11
7

-

■

“

1
1

15
10
5

12
9
3

!
1
"

72
7
65
65

7
7
5

7
1
6
6

2
2
2

5
4
1
1

23
14
9
8

9
7
2
2

24
24
20

2
2
2

43
4
39
39

123
123
114

10
10

9
9

8
6
2

7
7

6
6

2
2

5
1
4

20
20

10
10

15
7
8

22

6
1
5

3
1
2

'

5
3
2

1

1

4

8

19

”

9
9
•

•

2
2
2

7
7
5

-

-

2
2

2
2

7
7

3
3

■

1

4

-

-

■

-

5
5

i ______
_
1 Excludes prem iu m pay fo r overtim e and fo r w ork on w eekends, holid ays, and late shifts.
2 T ran sportation, com m unication, and other public u tilities.




-

1

-

22

9
Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations
(Average straigh t-tim e hourly earnings fo r se le cte d occupations studied on an area b a sis
by industry division, Oklahoma City, Okla., August 1963)

Num
ber
of
w
orkers

O ccu p a tion 1 and industry division
3
2

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
$0.70 $0.80 $0.90 $1.00 $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
Average
hourly 2 Under and
earnings
and
$0.70 under
$0.80 $0.90 $1.00 $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 over

Elevator o p e r a to r s , p assen ger
98
98
138
64
30

2

-

-

47

2
-

-

-

47
-

_

.

-

_
-

' _
_
-

-

1
1
_
-

.

.

_

_

_

_

_

_
_

_
-

_
_

_
_

_
_

1.42
1.51
1.38
1.79

3
3
-

50
48

1.32
1.30

L a b o r e rs , m a teria l handling
__ ____
M anufacturing
.
..........
N onm anufacturing
Piibl i r n tilitiee ^

651
195
456
250

2 .04
l .$ 4
2.09
2.45

O rder f i l l e r s _____________________________
Manuf a ctur ing______ _______ ___________
Nonm anufacturing

511
141
370

1.75
1.76
1.74

P a ck e rs , shipping
Manilla rfiirin g

101
51

1.86
1

Jan itors, p o r t e r s , and c le a n e r s -_______
(m en ). .
N onm anufacturing.
P u blic u t ilit ie s 4

— .

—

..

Jan itors, p o r t e r s , and c lea n ers
(w om en )..

. . . .

491
171
320
67

4
4

12
12
.
-

—

1.51
1.82
1.40

6
6
.
-

3 18
18
_
-

Guards and w atchm en
M anufacturing

$0.95
.95

R eceivin g c le r k s
N onm anufacturing_____________________

73
49

2.24
2.29

Shipping c l e r k s ___________________________

69

2.63

Shipping and re c e iv in g c lerk s

31

"

.

2.05

6
6

19
3
3

5
5
5

7
7
1

_
-

10
4
4

9
7
7

64
5
59
1

112
52
60
6

63
28
35
3

19
8
11
3

53
28
25
4

36
8
28
18

28
6
22
14

-

30
30

1

_

2
2

3
3

12
12

-

6
6

45
45

41
27
14

31
11
20

16
8
8

14
14

52
2
50
_

152
41
111
_

44
4
40

50
10
40

13

6
2

2
2
_

_
_

3
1
_

3
_
_

2.25
2.18
2.75

_
-

_
-

_
-

_

_

-

-

-

T r u c k d riv e r s , light (under
IV2 tons)
M anufacturing--------------------------------Nonmaniifa rtiiring

134
25
109

1.54
1.70
1.50

-

-

-

-

-

_

T r u c k d riv e r s , m edium (lVz to and
including 4 ton s)_________________ ___
Manuf a ctur ing__________ __ _________
N onm anufacturing_____ ___ _________
P u b lic u t ilit ie s 4-------------------------

499
39
460
279

2.28
2.01
2.31
2.78

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

T r u c k d riv e r s , heavy (over 4 tons,
tr a ile r t y p e ).
... .
____
Nonmanuf actur ing_____ ___ _________
P u b lic u t ilit ie s 4 ________________

62
51
25

2.47
2.52
2.50

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

102
48
54

2.17
2.09
2.24

_

.

_

_

„

-

-

-

_

-

-

_

T ru c k e r s , pow er (forklift)
M anufacturing
_ _
N onm anufacturing
1
2
3
4
5

_
-

2
2

_
-

1
1

11
11

_
-

2

23
16
7
1

14
14
-

6
6
-

-

6

2
-

-

6
6

-

_

1

-

69
6
63
2

24
23
1

39
37
2
1

8
5
3
1

60
6
54
41

64
14
50
44

8
6
2

17
15
2

26
24
2

7
7 1

9
9

8
8

18
18
22
19

1
1
10
1

6
5

3
3

9
6

1
1

_

6

1
_

11
7
_

7

1

6
_

4
1
_

4

2
2
_

5
4

1

l

96
84

21
15

37
37

83
73
3

15
5
3

10
8
8

9
8
1

39
3
36

13
5
8

2

7
7

_
_

2

22
9
13

8
1
7

35
35

53
1
52

6
1
5
3

8
8
3

2

“

■

*

“

~

20
20

55
55

19

22

19

Data lim ited to m en w o rk e rs except w here otherw ise indicated.
E xcludes prem iu m pay fo r overtim e and fo r w ork on weekends, holidays,
A ll w o rk e rs w ere at $0.50 to $0.60.
T ran sp ortation , com m u nication, and other public utilities.
Includes all d r iv e r s re g a r d le s s of size and type of truck operated.




3
3

3
3

912
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305

T r u c k d r iv e r s 5
._
..
__ _
N onm anufacturing________ ____________
P u blic u tilities 4 ___________________

_

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-

27
19
27 n r r _
59
10
10

22

1

33

1

33

57
9
48

-

-

-

-

-

.
_

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

3

15

_

_

-

3

15

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and late shifts.

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14
11
3

4
4

~

_
-

10
10

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

11

2

_

_

_

_

_

_

11
11

2
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

36
1
35
14

74
26
48
48

8
4
4
4

_
-

35
27
8

_
-

95
.
95
95

_
-

_
-

_
_
-

-

-

35
35

_
-

20
20
-

16
16

58
58

-

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-

-

1
3

3
2

6
2

5
5
_

6
6

1
1

15
14

1

4

38

_
_

_
5

_
2

5

12

45
35
35

15
2
2

12
6
6

4
3
1

259
51
51

22
18
16

10
10

8
8
1

14
6
1

177
177
177

_
_

6
_
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10
2
8
8

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1
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1

33
4
29
29

15
13
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11
6
5
5

1
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51
_
51
51

6
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6
6

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1
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1
1

3
_
3
1

172
_
172
172

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8
8
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_




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 permits the grouping of occupational wage rates representing comparable job content. Because
o f this emphasis on interestablishment and interarea comparability of occupational content, the Bu­
reau’ 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.

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.
Biller, machine (bookkeeping machine)9 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.




11

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.
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.

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

12
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. In an established filing system containing a number
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 o f 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.

18
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 of
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 die
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 involving a normal routine
vocabulary from one or more persons either in shorthand or by Stenotype
or similar machine; and transcribe dictation. May also type from written
copy. May maintain files, keep simple records, or perform other rela­
tively 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 involving a varied technical
or specialized vocabulary such as in legal briefs or reports on scientific
research from one or more persons either in shorthand or by Stenotype or
similar machine; 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 the 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

.

14
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.
TABULATING-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
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 tran scribing-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 o f the following: Typing ma­
m
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 o f forms, insurance pol­
icies, etc.; and setting up simple standard tabulations, or copying
more complex tables already set up and spaced properly.

IS
PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL

DRAFTSMAN

DRAFTSMAN— Continued

Leader. Plans and directs activities of one or more draftsmen
in preparation of working plans and detail drawings from rough or
preliminary sketches for engineering, construction, or manufacturing
purposes. Duties involve a combination o f the following: Inter­
preting blueprints, sketches, and written or verbal orders; deter­
mining work procedures; assigning duties to subordinates and in­
specting their work; and performing more difficult problems. May
assist subordinates during emergencies or as a regular assignment,
or perform related duties of a supervisory or administrative nature.

Senior. Prepares working plans and detail drawingsfrom notes,
rough or detailed sketches for engineering, construction, or manu­
facturing purposes. Duties involve a combination o f 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 completed work, checking dimensions,
materials to be used, and quantities; 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 spe­
cialized field such as architectural, electrical, mechanical, or
structural drafting.

MAINTENANCE

Junior (assistant ). Draws to scale units or parts of drawings
prepared by draftsman 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.

NURSE, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED)
A registered nurse who gives nursing service under general
medical direction to ill or injured employees or other persons who be­
come ill or suffer an accident on the premises of a factory or other estab­
lishment. Duties involve a combination o f the following: Giving first aid
to the ill or injured; attending to subsequent dressing of employees’ in­
juries; keeping records of patients treated; preparing accident reports for
compensation or other purposes; assisting in physical examinations and
health evaluations of applicants and employees; and planning and carry­
ing out programs involving health educstion, accident prevention, evalu­
ation of plant environment, or other activities affecting the health, wel­
fare, 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.

0 POWERPLANT

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE-Continued

Performs the carpentry duties necessary to construct and main­
tain in good repair building woodwork and equipment such as bins, cribs,
counters, benches, partitions, doors, floors, stairs, casings, and trim
made of wood in an establishment. Work involves most 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.




16
ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE

HELPER, MAINTENANCE TRADES

Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the
installation, maintenance, dr repair of equipment for the generation, 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
outs, 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 journeyman by holding materials or tools;
and performing other unskilled tasks as directed by journeyman. The
kind of work the helper is permitted to perform varies from trade to trade:
In some trades the helper is confined to supplying, lifting, and holding
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 o f the following: Planning
and performing difficult machining operations; processing items requiring
complicated setups or a high degree of accuracy; using a variety of pre­
cision measuring instruments; selecting feeds, speeds, tooling, and
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 lubricating oils. 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
Fires stationary boilers to furnish the establishment in which
employed with heat, power, or steam. Feeds fuels to fire by hand or
operates a mechanical stoker, or gas or oil burner; and checks water
and safety valves. 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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MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE-Continued

MILLWRIGHT

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 the plant layout
are required. Work involves most o f 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 re­
placement part by a machine shop or sending of the machine to a machine
shop for major repairs; preparing written specifications for major repairs
or for die production o f 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 o f 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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PIPEFITTER, MAINTENANCE-Continued

SHEET-METAL WORKER, MAINTENANCE-Continued

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 beating 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 o f 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; gage 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 o f 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 o f the working properties o f 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 and
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 o f the following: 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)

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.

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

For wage study purposes, workers are classified as follows:

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.

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, workers are classified by type of
truck, as follows:

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 1% tons)
Truckdriver, medium (1% to and including 4 tons)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, trailer type)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, other than trailer type)




Trucker, power (forklift)
Trucker, power (other than forklift)

WATCHMAN
Makes rounds of premises periodically in protecting property
against fire, theft, and illegal entry.

Available Upon Request---The fourth annual report on salaries for accountants, auditors, attorneys, chem ists,
engineers, engineering technicians, draftsmen, tracers, job analysts, directors o f
personnel, managers of office services, and clerical employees.
Order as BLS Bulletin 1387, National Survey of Professional. Administrative. Tech­
nical. and Clerical Pay, February—
March 1963.

40 cents a copy.

Occupational Wage Surveys
A list of the latest available bulletins is presented below. A directory indicating dates of earlier studies, and the prices of the bulletins
is available upon request. Bulletins may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402,
or from any of the BL»S regional sales offices shown on the inside front cover.
Bulletin
number

Area

Price

Baltimore, Md 1. . . ______________________
Beaumont—
Port Arthur, T e x ----------------Birmingham, A la_____
Boise, Idaho ,
Boston, Mass 1
___

1345-81
1345-53
1345-63
1345-45
1345-71
1345-23
1345-67
1345-56
1345-74
1345-15

20
20
20
20
25
25
20
20
20
25

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

Buffalo, N. Y 1
____
Burlington, V t 1
___
Canton, Ohio.
Charleston, W. Va.
Charlotte, N. C ____
Chattanooga, Term.— L-.
Ga
Chicago, 1111.
Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky___________
Cleveland, Ohio l. . ____________
Columbus, Ohio 1
________

1345-30
1345-50
1345-64
1345-61
1345-58
1345-8
1345-65
1345-54
1345-14
1345-28

25
25
20
20
20
25
30
20
25
25

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

Dalla s , T ex 1......
Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
1111.

1345-21
1345-18
1345-35
1345-32
1345-42
1345-47
1345-27
1345-3
1345-68
1345-82

25
25
20
25
20
25
25
25
20
25

1345-26
1345-43
1345-39
1345-22
1345-77
1345-7
1345-62
1345-48
1345-72
1385-1
1345-36

25
20
25
25
20
25
30
25
20
20
25

Akr on, Ohio — __________ ___ __________ _
Albany—
Schenectady—
Troy, N. Y -----------Albuquerque, N. M e x ____ __. ___ .. .;____
Allentown—
Bethlehem—
Easton, Pa. — J.
N.

---Des Moines, Iowa . . . . . . _____________ — Detroit, Mich1
.
Fort Worth, Tex
Green Bay, Wis l—
_________
Greenville, S. C.
Houston, T e x ____________
Indianapolis, Ind_________
Jackson, M iss__-_____. . . .
Jacksonville, Fla *—______
Kansas City, M o.—
Kans___ _____ _____ ____
L aw ren ce— a v e rh ill, M a s s . — . H
H
N

— .—

Little Rock—
North Little Rock, Ark1
--------Los Angeles—
Long Beach, Calif1
___ ______
Louisville, Ky. — 1
Ind ________ _________ ____
Lubbock, Tex.
Manchester, N. H . .
Memphis, Tenn ____

Miami, F la ______________________ _________________
Milwaukee, W i s 1
__________________ __________. . . . —
Minneapolis—
St. Paul, Minn1 . _______ _________ —
.
Muskegon Heights, M ich________ — .
Muskegon—
Newark and Jersey City, N. J.;__....-------------------New Haven, Conn______________ __________________
New Orleans, L a 1_____________ _____ _____________
New York, N. Y 1. _________________________________
Norfolk—
Portsmouth and Newport News—
Hampton, Va 1
___________ ___ __________________ _—
Oklahoma C ity, O kla_________________________ _—

Bulletin
number
1345-33
1345-59
1345-38
1345-69
1345-46
1345-37
1345-44
1345-79
1345-75
1385-2

Price
20
25
25
20
25
20
25
40

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

25 cents
20 cents

Omaha, Nebr. —
Iow a______________________ ____. . . 1345-12
Paterson—
Clifton— assaic, N. J__________ ._______ 1345-76
P
Philadelphia, P a .— J 1
N.
__________________ -—
1345-31
Phoenix, A r i z ____________________________________ 1345-57
Pittsburgh, P a 1__________________________________ 1345-40
Portland, Maine ________________
1345-24
Portland, Or e g .— ash_________
W
1345-73
Providence—
Pawtucket, R. I .— a s s 1___________
M
1345-70
Raleigh, N. C___________________ -_________________ 1345-1
Richmond, V a ____________________________________ 1345-19

20
20
30
20
25
20
25
25
20
20

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

Rockford, 111_____
St. Louis, M o .- I l l 1______________________________
Salt Lake City, Utah1
____________________________
San Antonio, T e x 1_________ ______________________
San Bernardino—
Riverside—
Ontario, C alif______
San Diego, C a lif1--------------------------------------San Francisco—
Oakland, C a lif1__________________
Savannah, G a _______________ -____________________
Scranton, P a .._____________________ ______________
_____________ _______________ ______
Seattle, W ash 1

1345-55
1345-17
1345-25
1345-78
1345-9
1345-10
1345-34
1345-60
1345-5
1345-4

20
25
25
25
20
25
25
20
15
25

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

Sioux F alls, S. Dak__. _____________________
South Bend, In d____________________________ _____
Spokane, W ash 1__________________________________
Toledo, Ohio L .._____ ______________ ______________
Trenton, N. J 1___________________________ _________
Washington, D. C .-M d .-V a l..._ ____________ _____
Waterbury, Conn____________________________ ____
Waterloo, Iowa1
__________________________________
Wichita, K an s1___________________________________
W orcester, M a ss_________________________________
York, P a ________________________________________ -

1345-13
1345-52
1345-66
1345-51
1345-29
1345-16
1345-49
1345-20
1345- 11
1345-80
1345-41

20
20
25
25
25
25
20
25
25
20
20

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

Data on establishment practices and supplementary wage provisions are also presented.




Area


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102