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Occupational Wage Survey

WICHITA, KANSAS
SEPTEMBER 1963

B u l l e t i n No . 1 3 8 5 -6




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




Occupational Wage Survey
WICHITA, KANSAS
SEPTEMBER 1963

Bulletin No. 1385-6
November 1963

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

For salo by tho Superintendent of Document*, U.S. Governm ent Printing Office, W ashington, D.C. 20402 - Price 20 cants







P refa ce

Contents
Page

A preliminary report and an individual area
bulletin 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 information which has been projected from
individual labor market data to relate to economic regions
and the United States.

Introduction_______________________________________________________________
Wage trends for selected occupational groups__________________________
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-----------------------------

2
2

A: Occupational earnings :*
A - l . 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___
Appendix: Occupational descriptions ------------------------------------------------------

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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
Wichita, Kans., in September 1963. It was prepared in the
Bureau's regional office in Chicago, 111., by Mary Stokes,
under the direction of Kenneth Thorsten. The study was
under the general direction of Woodrow C. Linn, Assistant
Regional Director for Wages and Industrial Relations.




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3

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics program of annual
occupational wage surveys in metropolitan areas is de­
signed to provide data on occupational earnings, and e s­
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.

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

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O ccu p a tio n a l W age S u rv ey—W ich ita , Kans.
Introduction

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 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.
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 estab­
lishments within six broad industry divisions: Manufacturing; trans­
portation, communication, and other public utilities; wholesale trade;
retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services. Major
industry groups excluded from these studies are government opera­
tions and the construction 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.

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 t s and w o r k e r s w ith in sc o p e of s u r v e y and n um b er stu d ied in W ic h ita , K a n s . , 1 b y m a jo r in d u str y d iv is io n , 2 S e p te m b e r 19 63
N u m b er o f e s ta b lis h m e n ts
In d u stry d iv isio n

W ithin sc o p e
o f stu d y 3

W o r k e r s in e s t a b lis h m e n ts
W ithin scop e
o f stud y *

Studied

Studied

A l l d iv is io n s

185

69

5 3 , 90 0

4 3 , 260

M a n u f a c t u r in g ....— . ----- ------ ----------—------------------------- — ----_
_
— __ ----N o n m a n u fa c tu r in g -----------------------------T r a n s p o r ta tio n , c o m m u n ic a tio n , and
oth er p u b lic u tilit ie s 5__________________ — ____ ______ _______
W h o le s a le tra d e 6_
_ _____________________ _ . ---------------------R e ta il t r a d e 6 _ _ ______________________________ _ ___ ____
F in a n c e , ^in su ran c e, and r e a l e sta te 6--------------------------------S e r v ic e s ’

57
128

24
45

3 8 ,0 0 0
15, 9 0 0

33, 800
9 ,4 6 0

22
15
60
15
16

13
4
16
5
7

4,
1,
6,
1,
1,

700
100
90 0
700
500

4 , 140
430
3 , 32 0
880
690

1 Th e W ic h ita S tan d ard M e tr o p o lita n S ta t is t ic a l A r e a c o n s is t s of S ed gw ick C ounty.
The "w o r k e r s w ithin sc o p e of stu d y " 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 te d e s c r ip tio n of the s iz e and c o m p o sitio n of the lab or f o r c e in clu d ed in the s u r v e y .
T h e e s t im a t e s a r e not
in tend ed , h o w e v e r , to s e r v e as a b a s is o f c o m p a r is o n w ith oth er e m p lo y m e n t in d e x e s fo 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 or l e v e ls s in c e
( 1) p lanning of w a g e s u r v e y s r e q u ir e s the u se of 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 advance of the p a y r o ll p e r io d stu d ied , and ( 2 ) s m a l l
e s t a b lis h m e n ts a r e e x clu d ed f r o m the sc o p e of the s u r v e y .
2 T h e 19 57 r e v is e d e d ition o f the Stan d ard In d u stria l C la s s if ic a tio n M an u al w a s u sed in c la s s ify in g e s t a b lis h m e n ts b y in d u str y d iv is io n .
3 In c lu d es a ll e s t a b lis h m e n ts w ith to ta l e m p lo y m e n t at or above the m in im u m lim ita tio n (50 e m p lo y e e s ). A il ou tle ts (w ith in the a r e a ) of c o m p a n ie s
in su ch in d u s tr ie s as t r a d e , fin a n c e , auto r e p a ir s e r v ic e , and m o tion p ic tu r e th e a te r s a r e c o n sid e r e d as 1 e sta b lish m e n t.
4 In clu d es a ll w o r k e r s in a ll e s t a b lis h m e n ts w ith to ta l em p lo y m e n t (w ithin the a rea ) at or above the m in im u m lim ita t io n ( 5 0 e m p lo y e e s ) .
5 T a x ic a b s and s e r v i c e s in cid en ta l to w a te r t ra n sp o r ta tio n w e r e ex clu d ed .
6 T h is in d u str 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 fo r " a l l in d u s t r ie s " and "n o n m a n u fa c tu r in g " in the S e r ie s A t a b le s . S e p a r a te p r e s e n ta tio n
o f data fo r th is d iv is io n is not m a d e fo r one or m o r e of the fo llo w in g r e a s o n s : (1) E m p lo y m en t in the d iv isio n is too s m a l l to p r o v id e enough data
to m e r it s e p a r a te stu d y, (2) the sa m p le w a s not d esig n ed in itia lly to p e r m it s e p a r a te p r e se n ta tio n , (3) r e sp o n se w as in s u ffic ie n t or in adeq uate to
p e r m it se p a r a te p r e se n ta tio n , and (4) th e re is p o s s ib ilit y of d is c lo s u r e of in d ivid u al e sta b lish m e n t data.
7 H o t e 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 sh o p s; m o tio n p ic tu r e s ; n on p rofit 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 it e c tu r a l s e r v i c e s .

T a b le 2.

In d exes of stan d ard w e e k ly s a la r ie s and s t r a ig h t -t im e h o u r ly ea rn in g s fo r se le c te d o c cu p ation al g r o u p s,
and p e r c e n ts of c h a n g e 1 fo r s e le c te d p e r io d s , W ic h ita , K a n s.
Index
(S e p te m b e r 1 9 6 0 = 1 0 0 )

In d u stry and o c cu p ation al grou p
S e p te m b e r 1963

P e r c e n ts of change 1
2
O c to b e r 1962
to
S e p te m b e r 1963

S ep te m b er 1961
to
O c to b e r 1962

S e p te m b e r I9 6 0
to
S e p te m b e r 1961

A l l in d u s tr ie s :
O ffic e c le r ic a l (m e n and w o m e n )-------------------In d u stria 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 c e (m e n )-----------------------------U n sk ille d p lant (m en) -------------------------- __ _
_

1 0 6 .7
1 0 9 .9
1 0 8 .3
1 0 7 .9

3 .0
1 .8
4 .7
5 .3

1.5
3 .8
1.7
2 .9

2 .1
4 .0
1 .7
2—.4

M a n u fa c tu r in g :
O ffic e c le r ic a l (m e n and w o m e n )_____________
In d u str ia 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 c e (m e n )--------------------------------U n sk ille d p lant (m e n ) ____________________________

1 0 6 .7
1 0 9 .9
1 0 7 .3
1 0 8 .3

1 .6
1 .8
4 .2
3 .6

1.9
3 .8
.9
2 .7

3 .0
4 .0
2 .1
1 .9

1 U n le s s o th e rw ise in d ic a te d , a ll a r e in c r e a s e s .
2 T h is d e c r e a s e r e f le c t s la b o r tu rn o v er and a h igh er
ra th e r than w age d e c r e a s e s .

p r o p o r tio n of

e m p lo y m en t

re p o r te d

in

lo w -w a g e

e s t a b lis h m e n ts

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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.

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Occupational Earnings

Table A-l. O ffice Occupations—Men and W om en
(A verage straight-tim e weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, W ichita, Kans. , September 1963)
Avibaqi
of
workers

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

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNING8 OF-

5 35
Weekly x a n d
Weekly|
noun
(Standard) (Standard) u n d e r
$40

$40

$45

$ 50

$55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$ 100

$ 105

$ n o

$ 115

$ 120

$ 125

$45

$ 50

$55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$ 100

$ 105

$ 110

$ 115

$ 120

$ 1 25

over

13
6
6

8
6
6

2
2
2

3
3
3

-

_

_

and

M en
40. 0
4 0 .0
40. 0

$ 1 0 3 .5 0
1 0 3 .5 0
1 0 6 .5 0

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

2
2
1

13
8
5

2
2

P u b l i c u t i l i t i e s 2 _______________________

55
35
29

1

11
5
5

C l e r k s , a c c o u n t i n g , c l a s s B ------------------------

37

4 0 .0

7 7 . 50

_

_

_

1

1

6

8

_

2

3

7

6

1

1

1

_

_

_

_

_

!

1

!

_

3

4

12

1

1

_

_

_

5

_

8
8

5
5

1
-

_
.

1
1

1

_

_
.

_

_

_
-

C l e r k s , a c c o u n t i n g , c l a s s A ------------------------

-

C l e r k s , o r d e r __________________________________

30

4 0 .0

9 2 . 50

_

O f f i c e b o y s ___________ _ ________________ ______
_

44
27

40. 0
4 0 .0

6 7 . 00
7 1 .0 0

.

_

1
l

13
3

2
l

5
4

5
2

2
2

51

4 0 .0

9 5 . 50

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

3

3

2

6

16

11

4

3

-

-

-

47
31

40. 0
40. 0

7 9 . 50
8 4 . 50

-

-

-

7
1

2
1

2
1

7
3

-

11
10

8
5

8
8

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

"

-

B i l l e r s , m a c h i n e ( b i l l i n g m a c h i n e ) . . . ___

25

4 0 .0

6 3 .0 0

_

6

6

_

1

3

_

4

_

_

_

2

_

1

2

_

_

-

_

B o o k k e e p in g -m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s ,
c la s s A
__ _____ _ __ __

31

4 0 .0

9 0 . 50

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

7

7

-

1

6

3

6

-

-

-

-

151
43
108

40. 0
40. 0
40. 0

6 4 .0 0
7 3 . 50
6 0 . 50

-

4

5

6
6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

76
------- 53

40. 0

8 8 . 50
"3 6 . M

_
«

•

-

4 0 :0

_
-

C lerk s, accounting, class B__ ______
Manufacturing______________ ____________
Nonmanufacturing. _______
__ __
Public utilities 2
. . .
-----

106
34
72
40

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

7 5 . 50
7 9 .0 0
7 3 . 50
8 5 .0 0

-

-

C lerk s, file , class A _____________________

43

4 0 .0

7 9 .0 0

-

C lerk s, file , class B

33

4 0 .0

5 9 . 50

_

T a b u la tin g -m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s ,
c la s s B _
_
__ _____
___

_

T a b u la tin g -m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s ,
c l a s s C _________________________________________
M a n u f a c t u r in g ™ ____________________________

1

W om en

_____

B o o k k e e p in g -m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s ,
c la s s B .
_
_ __ _ __ __
____ _

Manufacturing .
. . .
Nrvnmanufacturing

___ _

C lerk s, accounting, class A
Nnnmarmfartnring

___

___

_

__

__________

_____

_______

C lerk s, file , class C _ _________

_

_

.

5

31
6
25

24

4

24

28
1
27

6
2
4

20
18
2

15
8
7

6

_

_

_

_
•

5
5

3
3

6
6

10
5

4
4

14
11

7
6

6

9
5

6
3

6
5

20
4
16
16

4
4

4
4
4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5
5
5

-

-

-

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

-

13
6
7
2

6
3
3
2

10
4
6
4

8
8
-

3
2
1
1

-

-

-

10

-

7

7

-

-

1

6

2

_

14

6

4

3

_

_

_

_

3

1

_

_

_

_

.

_

3

.

.

.

.

5
5

8
8

8
4

3
1

2
2

2
— 2 ~

1

8

_

_

-

_

23
23

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

"

6 2 .0 0

9 2 .0 0

__

______

66

4 0 .0

7 9 . 50

-

Keypunch op erators, class A _______ .
Manufacturing__ __ ___ ______ ___________

56
44

40. 0
4 0 .0

8 5 . 50
8 9 - 50

_
-

Keypunch op erators, cla ss B__ __ _. __
M annfactur ing___________________________
N onmanuf actur ing__________ ____________
Public utilities *

136
86
50
27

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

7 9 . 50
8 4 .0 0
7 1 . 50
8 2 . 50

-

-

-

-

-

-

7
4
3

35

40. 0

5 5 .0 0

_

_

7

24

__

. . . . .

__

___

See footnotes at end of table,




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8

1

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1

2

2

.

3

3

_

5
5

8
7

3
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3

1

1

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36

7

7

6
2

7
7

15
10

!

_

i

_

1

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10
6
4
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9
2
7
6

10
7
3
3

16
11
5
5

4
4

27
27 "

17
17

-

-

-

1

3

7

_

_

-

1

-

_

_

_

-

"

9 5 .0 0

3
3

40. 0
40. 0
_ 4 o :o

Office g i r l s .

_

6
$
3

59
40

_

6
-------1 ~
4

19
19
6

29

Comptometer operators

-

7
7

_______

____

6

1
1

-

_.

C lerk s, p a y r o l l ___ __
Manufacturing

-

-

_

3

-

"

21
7
14
1

6
1

6

-

1

6
~ r ~

_

9
1
8
8

_ '

_
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

5
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women----Continued
(Average straight-tim e weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division. W ichita, Kans. , September 1963)
Atbbaob
S e x , o c c u p a t i o n , a n d in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n

N u m b er
of
workers

N U M B E R O F W O R K E R S R E C E I V I N G S T R A I G H T -T I M E W E E K L Y E A R N I N G S O F

$35
W eek ly j
boon
(Standard)

2 S 5 .>
(Sta n da rd)

$40

$45

$ 50

$ 55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$ 100

$ 105

$ 1 10

$ 115

$ 12 0

$ 125

$45

$50

$ 55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$ 100

$ 1 05

$ 1 10

$ 1 15

$ 1 20

$ 125

over

_
-

>
-

2
2

15
2
13

12
------ 3
9
-

43
11
32
2

59
27
32

56
37
19
17

59
41
18
7

1 16
107
9
4

63
48
15
10

47
46
1
1

35
35
-

4
4
-

10
10
-

“

"

-

.

.

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

"

"

-

_

.

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

and
under
$40

and

W o m e n — C o n t in u e d
4 0 .0
$ 9 6 .0 0
4 0 . 0 ' 1 0 1 .0 0
4 0 .0
8 4 . 50
4 0 .0
9 6 .0 0

_
-

-

-

"

-

-

9
1
8
"

"

55
3l
24
2

144
63
81
37

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

7 8 .0 0
8 1 . 00
7 5 . 50
8 7 .0 0

_

_

-

-

1
1

5
5

14
3
11

13
1
12

6
6
-

-

"

-

"

-

-

20
13
7
5

13
3
10
3

21
11
10
10

26
14
12
6

13
11
2
2

4
1
3
3

8
8
8

89
— W ~
63

40. 5
4 0 .0
40. 5

6 2 .0 0
“ 8 6 .0 0
5 2 .0 0

19
19

7
7

_

18
18

1
1

4
3
1

9
1
8

8
4
4

3
1
2

_

1

-

1

1
1

4
4

-

-

-

-

_

5
5

7
7

11
5

-

8

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

6
6

“

-

5

3
1

-

-

-

-

_

5
20

__________ ____
— - -----. ______________
— — — _ —

585
■'403
182
43

S t e n o g r a p h e r s , g e n e r a l ---------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g
------- _ __
— —
N o n m a n u fa c tu r in g _ _ _
_ _
-----P u b lic u t i l i t i e s 2
__ _
_ _ .
- _
S w it c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s _
_ _
_ ____ _
_
M a n u f a c t u r i n g _______________________________
N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ----------------------------------------

S e c r e t a r i e s _____ _
_ __
_ ____
M a n u fa c tu r in g _
N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ____
P u b lic u t il it ie s 2

-

_
-

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 ______
N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ______________ ___________

55
32

4 0 .0
40. 0

7 0 .0 0
6 2 . 50

_
-

5
5

T y p i s t s , c l a s s A -----------------------------------------------M a n u fa c tu r in g
___ ___ ____
_____

80
57

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

7 9 .0 0
87. b0

-

-

-

-

15

-

"

-

"

161
60
101

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

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

_

2

2

49
49

17
3
14

•

”

~

4

-

-

6

"

1
1

"

-

"

1

6
5

5
4

12
12

11
11

16
16

7

-

-

7

-

■

20
15

23
18

7
7

6
6

2

8

.

_

_

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

5

1
1

5

5

-

-

-

2

2

25

-

-




Professional and Technical Occupations—Men and W om en

(Average straight-tim e weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, W ichita, Kans. , September 1963)
N U M B E R O F W O R K E R S R E C E I V I N G S T R A I G H T - T I M E W E E K L Y E A R N I N G S O F—

Avebaob
S e x , o c c u p a t i o n , a n d in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n

N u m b er
of
w orkers

$80
W eek ly,
hou rs 1
(Standard)

W e e k ly .
earnings 1
(Standard)

$85

$90

$95

$ 100

$ 105

$ 110

$ 1 15

$ .1 2 0

$ 12 5

$ 1 30

and
under
$85

$90

$95

$ 100

$ 105

$ 110

$ 1 15

$ 120

$ 1 25

$ 130

$ 135

M en
69
M a n u f a c t u r in g ------------------------------------------------------------- —------------ — 57—

1
3
4 0 .0
$ 1 1 7 .0 0
------ j -----4 0 . O'... 1 1 7 3 0 ------ 3------

_
■

1
1

3
3

2
2

”

2
L

8
8

12
6

15
9

7
7

7
7

13
13

6
5

-

-

2
t

13
13

1

-

W om en

M a n u f a c t u r in g ------------------------- — ----------------------------------------------

28
----- 27------

40. 0
4 0 .0

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

l

.

1

“

1

1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which em ployees receive their regular straight-tim e salaries and the earnings correspond to these weekly
h ou rs.

-

"

1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-tim e salaries and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours.
2 Transportation, communication, and other public utilities.

Table A-2.

"

3

"

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 fa c tu r in g _
_
____
___

"

14
11
3

6
Table A-3. Office, Professional, and Technical Occupations—Men and Women Combined.
(A verage stra igh t-tim e w eekly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area b asis
by industry d ivision, W ichita, Kans. , Septem ber 1963)

Number
of

O c c u p a tio n a n d in d u s tr y d iv is io n

Average
weekly j
earnings
(Standard)

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

28
c l a s s A -----------------............

32

9 1 . 00

66

_ ______
_
.

6 4 . 00
7 3 .5 0
6 0 . 50

K e y p u n c h o p e r a t o r s , c l a s s A --------- --------------------- -----M a n u fa c tu r in g _
_ _____ ___ -------------------- ----------------

56
44

8 5 . 50
8 9 . 50

9 5 . 00
9 8 . 50
9 3 . 00
1 0 4 .5 0

K eyp u n ch o p e r a t o r s , c la s s B —
— ___ ______________
M a n u fa c tu r in g
N nn m arm far. tn r i n g
^
, _____ _____________ ___
P n h lir u t ilit ie s 1 ,
2
_______________________ __

136
50
27

7 9 . 50
84T6<T
7 1 . 50
8 2 . 50

O f f i c e b o y s a n d g i r l s ---------- -- --------------------------- --------------M a r m f a c t ii r in p
___
- ____ _______
_______

79
31

6 1 . 50
7 3 . 50

586
404
182
43

9 6 . 00
1 0 1 . 00

131
43

88
^

C le r k s , a c c o u n tin g , c la s s B
--

,

48
- __..

_____

,___________

" '^ .

143
48
95

59
c l a s s A _______ ______________________________

C l e r k s , f i l e , c l a s s B _____________

1

/>1

r*1«r ] ,c

co

n r A nr

C
*

__

___________ _

____

_______

76.
80.
74.
82.

00
50
00

__________________

47

6 1 . 50

_________

.

8 0 . 50

36
35

53

86

00

6 7 . 50

9 0 . 00

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 ---------------------------------------------------------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 fa c tu r in g _ _
______ ______ __
P u b l i c u t i l i t i e s 2 ____ _____________________________ ___

1 Earnings relate to regular stra igh t-tim e w eekly sa la rie s that are paid for standard w orkw eeks.
2 T ransportation, com m unication, and other public u tilities.




Average
weekly j
earnings
(Standard)

S w it c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s
----------- ------ ---------------------------M a n n far. h i r i n g
____
_______ ______________
N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g _________ _____________________________

89
26
63

$ 6 2 .0 0
8 6 . 00
5 2 . 00

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 -------------------N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ________________________________________

55
32

70. 00
6 2 . 50

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

S p r .r p t a r i e s
C le r k s , fil e ,

Number
of
workers

7 9 . 50

1 52
43

10 9

N n n m a n n fa c t u r i n j i
C l e r k s , s < r r * n p t ip g , r l a s s A .
p
'
M a n u fa c tu r in g

$ 9 2 . 00
9 4 . 00

66
8
C o m p tom eter o p e ra to rs

n p p ra ^ n rs , r la s s K

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

O f f ic e o c c u p a t io n s — C o n tin u e d

45

$ 6 7 .5 0
\ fan ivfa r t u r i n n

pnK| ^r

Average
weekly j
earnings
(Standard)

O f f i c e o c c u p a t i o n s — C o n t in u e d

O ffic e o c c u p a t io n s

B o o k k e e p in g -m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s ,

Number
of

146
65“
83
39

8 4 . 50

c l a s s B _______________

66

9 4 . 50

T a b u la t in g -m a c h in e o p e r a t o r s ,
M a n u f a c t u r i n g ............... .
,

c l a s s C _______________
,
.................... , ____ , „

59
31

7 9 . 50
8 4 . 50

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

84
60

7 9 . 50
8 7 . 00

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

1 61
--------

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

10 1

P r o fe s s io n a l and te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s

9 6 . 00
78.
81.
76.
86.

00

D r a f t s m e n , s e n i o r ___________________________________________
M a n u f a c t u r i n g ______________________________ _____________

76
--------5 4 “

00
00
50

N u r s e s , i n d u s t r i a l ( r e g i s t e r e d ) ----------------------------------------M a n u f a c t u r i n g ___
__________________________________ _

28
27

1 1 8 .0 0
1 1 8 .5 0
1 1 0 .5 0

1 1 1 . 00

7
Table A-4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A verage stra igh t-tim e hourly earnings for men in selected occupations studied on an area b asis
by industry division, W ichita, K a n s., September 1963)
NUMBER OF WORKEBS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number
of
workers

Occupation and industry division

34

C arp en ters, m aintenance.

-------32—

M a n u f a c t u r i n g -------

------- 93

E le ctr icia n s, m aintenance __
Manufacturing

E n gin eers, sta tio n a r y .
M anufacturing

65
56

_

32
25

M a c h in is t s , m a in te n a n c e

M anufacturing

__

_

M ech anics, autom otive (m aintenance)
M anufacturing
. . .
N n n m a n u fa c tu r in g

175
64
111
105

_

-

P ublic u tilities 1
2

_ _ _ _ _ _

M ech an ics, m aintenance---------------------------------------M anufacturing
_
_

P a in te r s, m aintenance
Manufacturing

P ip e fitte rs, maintenance
M anufacturing

Manufacturing

1
2

__

_ _

_

126
109

27
------ 22—

Average
hourly ,
earnings

Under
$2.0 0

$2.1 0

$2.20

$2.30

$2.40

$2.50

$2.60

$2.70

$2.80

$2.9 0

$3.00

$3.10

$3.20

$3.30

$3.40

$3.50

$2.2 0

$2.30

$2.40

$2.50

$2.60

$2.70

$2.80

$2.90

$3.00

$3.10

$3.20

$3.30

$3.40

$3.50

over

2
1

and

$2.82
7764"

■

■
_

.

_

"

-

"

!

_

.

"

■

"

4
1

-

"

-

-

"

7
-

_

_

_

-

-

-

“

"

2.85
2.68
2.95
2.95

2.76
2.73

_
“

3
3

2.78
'2.74

_

3.17
3.17

“

9
9

3
3

3
3

8
8

20
20

3

9
8

“

7
7

_

“

-

_

-

35
35
-

1
1
-

"

“

■

1
1
“

11
ll

1

“

1

■

l
t

7
7

4
4

8
8

9
4

43
43

3
2

-

l

!

“

5
5

_

~

16
16

_

1

!

j

"

4
4
-

36
36

t

.

_

_

l

_

_

“

“

“

"

1

“

.

_

1
1

1

_

--------1-------

6
6

4

_

"

4

_

_

“
_

holidays,

and late shifts.

22
22

4

2

2
2

9
9

1

------- 1------- -------- 1------

27
27
27

23
21

4

_

7
7

■

1

4

“

2
1

2

"

1
1

_

4
4

3
3

8
8

",

"

1
1

1

3

2
2

“

■
•

3

3
3

.

_

298
296

2

2
2

_

3.04
3.02

3.06
3.06

“

.

2.72
2.77

24
24

“

-

3.06

“1755“

Excludes prem iu m pay fo r overtim e and for work on w eekends,
Tran sportation, com m unication, and other public utilities.




$2.00
and
under
$2.10

12
5
7

1

13
”
8
8

60
1$
42
42

8
8

2
2

7
“

28
28
28

“

_

5
5

2
1
_
■
.

8
8

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

6

5

-

_

_

_

_

“

-

-

-

■

-

■

5
5

.

.

■

■
_
"

-

4
4

14
14

2
2

l

1

_

~

~

"

_

.

_

_

_

~

"

13
13

4
4

4
4

"

“

"

8
8

34
34

!

30
30

96
96

56
56

_

34
34

1

8
Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations
(A verage stra igh t-tim e hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, W ichita, K a n s., Septem ber 1963)
NUMBER OP WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME H0URL7 EARNINGS OF—

Occupation1 and industry division
3
2

E levator op erators, passenger
(w om en). — -------- -----------Nonmanufacturing— .

N ber
um
of
w
orkers

$ 1.00 $ 1.10 $ 1.20 $1 .3 0 $ 1 .4 0 $ 1 .5 0 $ 1 .60 $1 .7 0 $1 .8 0 $1.90 $ 2.00 $ 2.10 $ 2.20 $ 2 .30 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .5 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .7 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 2 .9 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .1 0
Average
hourly 2
earning! Under and
fcl.00 under
$ 1.10 $ 1.20 $ 1 .3 0 $1 .4 0 $ 1 .5 0 $ 1 .6 0 $1 .7 0 $1 .8 0 $ 1 .9 0 $ 2.00 $ 2.1 0 $ 2.20 $2 .3 0 $2 .40 $ 2 .5 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .7 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 2 .9 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .1 0 $ 3 .2 0

-

_

1

-

-

-

-

1

-

"

1
1

4
4

_
-

1
1

13
10
3

-

20
1
19

6
5
1

~

48
48
10

2
1
1
1

33
25
8
2

8
8

5
5

12
6

4
4

-

-

-

_
-

2
2

17
17
-

8
1
7

2
2

_
-

2
2
-

_

2

---------

32
32

$ 0 .9 6
.96

3 15
15

4
4

10
10

Guards and w atchmen----- - .
Manufacturing— ----------------------------------Nonmanufacturing— . . . . .
. . -----

165
133
32

2.2 7
2.4 0
1.74

-

_
-

-

6
6

-

Janitors, p o r te r s, and cleaners
(men) ____ __
----------- .
Manufacturings______________ .__ ______
Nonmanufacturing-------------------------------Public u tilitie s 4 -----------------------------

556
378
178
43

1.86
2.0 9
1.37
1.68

2
2

23
23

32
32

-

Janitors, p o rte rs, and cleaners
(w om e n) _________________________ ___
Nonmanufacturing_____________________

58
31

1.57
1.26

1
1

L a b o re rs, m aterial handling___________
Manufacturing . .
. . _____
N onmanuf actur ing_____________________
Public u tilitie s4
__ . __________

369
215
154
87

2.28
2.2 4
2.35
2.7 3

P a c k e rs, shipping________________________
Manuf a ctur ing-------------------------- --------—

149
126

2.29
2.4 4

44

2.16

Shipping and receiving c le r k s __________

27

2.45

T r u c k d r iv e r s5____________________________
Manuf a ctur ing----------------------- ,-------------N onm anufacturing... —
. __
Public u tilit ie s 4

339
162
177
73

2.4 9
2.5 4
2.45
2.8 9

65
56

1.67
1.59

T ru ck d rivers, medium (IV2 to
and including 4 tons) ______________ _
Manuf actur ing______________________

57
35

106

2.7 2

148
118
30

2 .4 4
2.3 9
2.61

_

_ •

-

-

-

_

_

-

-

-

-

"

-

-

8
2
6

12
12

3
2

10
6
4

12
12

8
8
-

25
25

1

9
5
4

44
26
18
12

36
21
15
13

15
10
5
“

19
16
3

193
193
-

52
50
2
2

10
10
-

1
1
1

20
20
-

_
-

-

_
-

_
_
_

-

-

~

-

"

7
6

1
1

-

1

2

17

2
2

7
5
2
1

30
28
2

16
10
6

4
3
1
1

115
104
11
11

18
1
17
16

15
11
4

49
27
22

11
11
-

_
-

4
4
-

29
29
29

28
28
28

51
51

11
11

37
37

.

.

_

-

5
5

-

-

_

1

17

1

1

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1

6
2
4

85
31
54

-

-

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2.4 7
2.4 3

T ru ck d rivers, heavy (over 4 tons,
tra iler ty p e )_______________ ._________

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-

Receiving clerk s

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T ru ck d rivers, light (under
1l/z tons)-------------1
_____________________

8

T ru ck ers, power (fo r k lift)______________
Manufactur ing__________________________
Nonmanufacturing_____________________

1
2
3
4
5

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6

6

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10
8
2
1

2
2

9

15
15

3
3

2
2

_

1

_

3

5

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9

2

3
3

10
10

8
8
-

1
1
-

1
1

.
-

14
14
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4
4
-

-

3

10
10

8
8

1

2
22
22

-

-

5

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-

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22
22

-

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2
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-

-

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3
3

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51
51

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3
23
7
16
16

53
53
-

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10
10

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22
22

4

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16

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57

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1

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41
41
-

6

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4

3
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6

3
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1
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6
6

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Data lim ited to m en w ork ers except w here otherw ise indicated.
Excludes p* w~.ium pay for overtim e and for w ork on w eekends, holidays, and late shifts.
W ork ers w ere distributed as follow s: 12 at $ 0 .6 0 to $ 0 .7 0 ; and 3 at $ 0 .7 0 to $ 0 .8 0 .
Transportation, com m unication, and other public u tilities.
Includes all d rivers r e g a rd le ss of size and type of truck operated.




2
2

1

10

-

-

-

-

-

25

-

-

10

3
3

3
3

1
1

28
28

4
4

3
3

19
15
4

64
64

16
4
12

2
-

-

2

61
6
55
55

-

5
-

-

5

_

Appendix:

Occupational Descriptions

The primary purpose o f preparing job descriptions for the Bureau’ s wage surveys is to a ssist its
field staff in classifying into appropriate occupations workers who are employed under a variety o f 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, b ills, and invoices on a machine other
than an ordinary or electromatic typewriter. May also keep records as
to billings or shipping charges or perform other clerical work incidental
to billing operations. For wage study purposes, billers, machine, are
cla ssifie d by type o f 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 o f records requiring a knowledge of
and experience in basic bookkeeping principles and familiarity with
the structure o f the particular accounting system used. Determines
proper records and distribution o f 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.

B iller, machine (billing machine). Uses a special billing ma­
chine (Moon Hopkins, Elliott Fisher, Burroughs, e tc., which are
combination typing and adding machines) to prepare b ills and in­
v oices from custom ers’ purchase orders, internally prepared orders,
shipping memorandums, etc. Usually involves application of prede­
termined discounts and shipping charges and entry o f necessary
extensions, which may or may not be computed on the billing ma­
chine, and totals which are automatically accumulated by machine.
The operation usually involves a large number o f carbon copies o f
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 o f records usually requiring little knowledge o f basic book­
keeping. Phases or sections include accounts payable, payroll,
customers’ accounts (not including a simple type o f 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.

B iller, machine (hookkeeping machine). U ses a bookkeeping
machine (Sundstrand, Elliott Fisher, Remington Rand, etc., which
may or may not have typewriter keyboard) to prepare customers’
b ills 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
o f vertical columns and computes and usually prints automatically
the debit or credit balances. Does not involve a knowledge o f book­
keeping.
Works from uniform and standard types o f sales and
credit slip s.



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

9

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CLERK, ACCOUNTING—
Continued
payable; examining and coding invoices or vouchers with proper a c­
counting distribution; and requires judgment and experience in
making proper assignations and allocations. May a ssist in preparing,
adjusting, and closin g journal entries; and may direct cla ss B a c­
counting clerks.
Class B. Under supervision, performs one or more routine a c­
counting operations such as posting simple journal vouchers or a c­
counts payable vouchers, entering vouchers in voucher registers;
reconciling bank accounts; and posting subsidiary ledgers con­
trolled by general ledgers, or posting simple co st accounting data.
This job does not require a knowledge o f accounting and book­
keeping principles but is found in office s 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 file s, cla ssifie s and indexes file material
such as correspondence, reports, technical documents, etc. May
also file this material. May keep records o f various types in con­
junction with the file s . May lead a small group o f lower level file
clerks.
Class B. Sorts, cod es, and files unclassified material by sim­
ple (su bject matter) headings or partly cla ssifie d 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 file s.

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

CLERK, PAYROLL
Computes wages of company employees and enters the n eces­
sary data on the payroll sheets. Duties involve: Calculating workers’
earnings based on time or production records; 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 d is­
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 o f clerk, which may involve frequent use o f a Comp­
tometer but, in which, use of this machine is incidental to performance
o f other duties.

DUPLICATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (MIMEOGRAPH OR DITTO)
Class C. Performs routine filing o f material that has already
been cla ssified or which is easily cla ssified in a simple serial
cla ssifica tion system (e .g ., alphabetical, chronological, or numer­
ica l).
As requested, loca tes readily available material in files
and forwards material; and may fill out withdrawal charge. Per­
forms simple clerica l and manual tasks required to maintain and
service file s.




Under general supervision and with no supervisory responsi­
b ilities, 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
C lass 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 o f
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.

C lass fi. Under close supervision or following sp e cific 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,
follow s 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 d is­
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 o ffice ; answering and




SECRETARY— Continued
making phone ca lls; 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 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 file s, keep simple records, or perform other rela­
tively routine clerical tasks. May operate from a stenographic pool.
D oes not include transcribing-machine u/ork. (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 file s, 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 o f stenographic
speed and accuracy; and a thorough working knowledge of general busi­
ness and office procedures and o f the sp ecific business operations,
organization, p o licie s, procedures, files, workflow, etc.
Uses this
knowledge in performing stenographic duties and responsible clerical
tasks such as, maintaining followup file s; assembling material for
reports, memorandums, letters, etc.; composing simple letters from general
instructions; reading and routing incoming mail; and answering routine
questions, etc. D oes 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 o ffice
ca lls. May record toll ca lls and take m essages. May give information
to persons who call in, or occasion ally 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 sp ecific instructions. May include simple wiring from diagrams
and some filing work. The work typically involves portions o f 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 p o si­
tion or monitor-type switchboard, acts as receptionist and may a lso type
or perform routine clerica l work as part of regular duties. This typing
or clerical work may take the major part o f this worker’ s time while at
switchboard.
TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Class A. Operates a variety o f tabulating or electrical a c­
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 o f long and complex re­
ports which often are o f irregular or nonrecurring type requiring
some planning and sequencing o f 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 o f long and com plex reports.
D oes not include working supervisors performing tabulating-machine
operations and day-to-day supervision o f the work and production
o f a group o f tabulating-machine operators.
Class B. Operates more difficult tabulating or electrical a c­
counting machines such as the tabulator and calculator, in addition
to the sorter, reproducer, and collator. This work is performed under
sp ecific 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 o f 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 specia lized vocabulary such as legal
briefs or reports on scien tific research are not included. A worker who
takes dictation in shorthand or by Stenotype or similar machine is
cla ssified as a stenographer, general.

TYPIST
Uses a typewriter to make cop ies o f various material or to
make out bills after calculations have been made by another person.
May include typing o f stencils, mats, or similar materials for use in
duplicating processes. May do clerical work involving little specia l
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 follow ing: Typing ma­
terial in final form when it involves combining material from several
sources or responsibility for correct spellin g, syllabication, punc­
tuation, etc., o f technical or unusual words or foreign language ma­
terial; and planning layout and typing o f com plicated statistical
tables to maintain uniformity and balance in spacing. May type
routine form letters varying details to suit circum stances.

Class B# Performs one or more o f the follow ing: Copy typing
from rough or clear drafts; routine typing o f forms, insurance pol­
ic ie s , 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

DRAFTSMAN —
Continued

Leader. Plans and directs activities of one or more draftsmen
in preparation o f 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
a ss is t subordinates during emergencies or as a regular assignment,
or perform related duties of a supervisory or administrative nature.

Senior. Prepares working plans and detail drawings from 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, cro ss-se ctio n s,
e tc., to s ca le 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 specification s; and
making adjustments or changes in drawings or specification s. May
ink in lines and letters on pencil drawings, prepare detail units of
com plete drawings, or trace drawings. Work is frequently in a spe­
cia lized field such as architectural, electrical, mechanical, or
structural drafting.

Junior ( assistant). Draws to scale units or parts of drawings
prepared by draftsman or others for engineering, construction, or
manufacturing purposes. Uses various types o f 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: Givingfirst aid
to the ill or injured; attending to subsequent dressing of employees’ in­
juries; keeping records o f 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 education, accident prevention, evalu­
ation o f 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.

MAINTENANCE AND 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 o f wood in an establishment. Work involves most o f the following:
Planning and laying out o f 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 o f 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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ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE

HELPER, MAINTENANCE TRADES

Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the
installation, maintenance, or repair o f equipment for the generation, dis­
tribution, or utilization o f electric energy in an establishment. Work
involves most o f the following: Installing or repairing any o f 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, iayouts, or other sp ecification s; locating and diagnosing trouble in the e le c­
trical system or equipment; working standard computations relating to
load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment; 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.

A ssists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades,
by performing specific or general duties o f 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 o f 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 o f 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 ch ief engineers in establishments employing more than one engineer are excluded.

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR, TOOLROOM
Specializes in the operation o f one or more types o f machine
tools, such as jig borers, cylindrical or surface grinders, engine lathes,
or milling machines, in the construction o f 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 o f accuracy; using a variety o f 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 se le ct proper
coolants and cutting and lubricating o ils . For cross-industry wage study
purposes, machine-tool operators, toolroom, in tool and die jobbing
shops are excluded from this classification .

MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE

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 o il burner; and checks water
and safety valves. May clean, oil, or a ssist in repairing boilerroom
equipment.




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

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MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE—
Continued

MILLWRIGHT

properties o f 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 o f die work; interpreting blueprints or other specification s; using a
variety o f handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations re­
lating to stresses, strength of materials, and centers o f gravity; alining
and balancing o f 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 o f an e s ­
tablishment. Work involves most o f the following: Examining automotive
equipment to diagnose source of trouble; disassembling equipment and
performing repairs that involve the use of such handtools as wrenches,
gages, drills, or sp ecia lized equipment in disassembling or fitting parts;
replacing broken or defective parts from stock; grinding and adjusting
valves; reassem bling and installing the various assem blies in the vehicle
and making necessary adjustments; and alining wheels, adjusting brakes
and lights, or tightening body bolts. In general, the work o f the auto­
motive mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually a c­
quired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and
experience.

MECHANIC, MAINTENANCE
Repairs machinery or mechanical equipment o f an establishment.
Work involves most o f the following: Examining machines and mechan­
ica l equipment to diagnose source of trouble; dismantling or partly d is­
mantling machines and performing repairs that mainly involve the use o f
handtools in scraping and fitting parts; replacing broken or defective
parts with items obtained from stock; ordering the production o f 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 the production o f parts ordered from machine shop; reassembling
machines; and making all necessary adjustments for operation. In gen­
eral, the work o f a maintenance mechanic requires rounded training and
experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equiva­
lent training and experience. Excluded from this cla ssifica tion are
workers whose primary duties involve setting up or adjusting machines.




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

PAINTER, MAINTENANCE
Paints and redecorates w alls, woodwork, and fixtures of an es­
tablishment. Work involves the following: Knowledge o f 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, o ils , white lead, and other paint ingredients to obtain
proper color or con sisten cy. In general, the work o f 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 o f work and measuring to locate position o f pipe from draw­
ings or other written specification s; cutting various s iz e s of pipe to
correct lengths with ch isel 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 s iz e o f pipe required; and making standard
tests to determine whether finished pipes meet specification s. In general,
the work o f 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 system s are excluded.

types o f sheet-metal-working machines; using a variety o f handtools in
cutting, bending, forming, shaping, fitting, and assem bling; and installing
sheet-metal articles as required. In general, die 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 o f
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) o f an
establishment. Work involves most o f the follow ing: Planning and lay­
ing out all types o f sheet-metal maintenance work from blueprints,
models, or other sp ecifica tion s; setting up and operating all available

Constructs and repairs machine-shop tools, gages, jig s , 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 sp ecifica tion s;
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 o f machine tools and related
equipment; making necessary shop computations relating to dimensions
o f work, speeds, feeds, and tooling o f machines; heattreating o f metal
parts during fabrication as well as o f finished tools and dies to achieve
required qualities; working to clo s e tolerances; fitting and assem bling
o f parts to prescribed tolerances and allow ances; and selectin g appro­
priate materials, tools, and p rocesses. In general, the tool and die
maker’ s work requires a rounded training in machine-shop and toolroom
practice usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.
For cross-industry wage study purposes, tool and die makers
in tool and die jobbing shops are excluded from this cla ssifica tio n .

CUSTODIAL AND MATERIAL MOVEMENT
ELEVATOR OPERATOR, PASSENGER

GUARD

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

Performs routine p olice duties, either at fixed post or on tour,
maintaining order, using arms or force where necessary. Includes gatemen who are stationed at gate and ch eck on identity o f em ployees 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 o f 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 serv ices; and cleaning lavatories, showers, and restrooms. Work­
ers who sp ecia lize in window washing are excluded.

Prepares finished products for shipment or storage by placing
them in shipping containers, the sp e cific operations performed being
dependent upon the type, size , and number o f units to be packed, the
type o f container employed, and method o f shipment. Work requires the
placing o f items in shipping containers and may involve one or more o f
the following: Knowledge o f various items o f stock in order to verify
content; selection o f appropriate type and size o f container; inserting
enclosures in container; using excelsior or other material to prevent
breakage or damage; closin g and sealing container; 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)

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK
Prepares merchandise for shipment, or receives and is respon­

A worker employed in a warehouse, manufacturing plant, store,
or other establishment whose duties involve one or more o f the follow ing:

Loading and unloading various materials and merchandise on or

from freight cars, trucks, or other transporting devices; unpacking, shelving, 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.

sible for incoming shipments o f merchandise or other materials.
ping work involves:
routes,

Ship-

A knowledge o f shipping procedures, practices,

available means of transportation, and rates; and preparing

records o f the goods shipped, making up b ills o f lading, posting weight
and shipping charges, and keeping a file o f shipping records.
direct or assist in preparing the merchandise for shipment.
work involves:

May

Receiving

Verifying or directing others in verifying the correct­

ness o f shipments against bills o f lading, invoices, or other records;
checking for shortages and rejecting damaged goods; routing merchan­
ORDER FILLER
(Order picker; stock selector; warehouse stockman)

dise or materials to proper departments; and maintaining necessary
records and files.

F ills 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 o f outgoing orders,
requisition additional stock or report short supplies to supervisor, and
perform other related duties.




For wage study purposes, workers are cla ssified as follow s:
R eceiving 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 o f estab­
lishments such as: Manufacturing plants, freight depots, warehouses,
wholesale and retail establishments, or between retail establishments
and customers’ houses or places o f business. May a lso load or unload
truck with or without helpers, make minor mechanical repairs, and keep
truck in good working order. Driver-salesmen and over-tbe-road drivers
are excluded.

Operates a manually controlled gasoline- or electric-pow ered
truck or tractor to transport goods and materials o f all kinds about a
warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other establishment.

For wage study purposes, truckdrivers are cla ssifie d by size
and type of equipment, as follow s: (Tractor-trailer should be rated on
the basis of trailer capacity.)
Truckdriver (combination o f s iz e s listed separately)
Truckdriver, ligbt (under 1% tons)
Truckdriver, medium (1% to and including 4 tons)
Truckdriver, beavy (over 4 tons, trailer type)
Truckdriver, beavy (over 4 tons, other than trailer type)




For wage study purposes, workers are cla ssifie d by type o f
truck, as follows:
Trucker, power (forklift)
Trucker, power (other than forklift)

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







Available On 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 a s BLS Bulletin 1387, National Survey of Professional, Administrative, Tech*
nical, and Clerical Pay, February—
March 1963. 40 cents a copy.

O cc u p a tio n a l W a g e S u r v e y s
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 BLS regional sales offices shown on the inside front cover.
Bulletin
number

Area

Price

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25
25
20
25
20
25
40

1345-75
1385-2

25 cents
20 cents

Iowa____________________________
Omaha, Nebr. —
Paterson—
Clifton—
Passaic, N. J_________________
_________________________
Philadelphia, P a .-N . J 1
Phoenix, Ariz __________________________________
Pittsburgh, P a 1________________________________
Portland, Maine ________________________________
Portland, Oreg. —
Wash_________________________
Providence—
Pawtucket, R. I .— a ss1___________
M
Raleigh, N. C____________________________________
Richmond, V a __________________________________

1345-12
1345-76
1345-31
1345-57
1345-40
1345-24
1345-73
1345-70
1345-1
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 ll1_____________________________
Salt Lake City, Utah1
___________________________
San Antonio, T ex1______________________________
San Bernardino—
Riverside—
Ontario, Calif______
San Diego, Calif1----------------------------------------------San Francisco—
Oakland, Calif1_________________
Savannah, Ga ___________________________________
Scranton, P a____________________________________
Seattle, Wash1
__________________________________

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 Falls, S. Dak____________________________
South Bend, Ind________________________________
Spokane, Wash1________________________________
Toledo, Ohio1
___________________________________
Trenton, N. J 1__________________________________
Washington, D .C .—
Md.— a 1
V ____________________
Waterbury, Conn_______________________________
Waterloo, Iowa1
________________________________
Wichita, Kans___________________________________
Worcester, M ass_______________________________
York, Pa_______________________________________

1345-13
1345-52
1345-66
1345-51
1345-29
1345-16
1345-49
1345-20
1385-6
1345-80
1345-41

20
20
25
25
25
25
20
25
20
20
20

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
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cents
cents

Buffalo, N. Y 1
___________________________
Burlington, V t 1
__________________________
Canton, Ohio____________________________
Charleston, W. V a ______________________
Charlotte, N. C __________________________
Chattanooga, Tenn.-G a-------------------------Chicago, 1111____________________________
Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky_____________________
Cleveland, Ohio 1
________________________
Columbus , Ohio 1
________________________

1345-30
1345-50
1345-64
1345-61
1345-58
1385-5
1345-65
1345-54
1345-14
1345-28

25
25
20
20
20
20
30
20
25
25

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

Dallas, T ex 1____________________________
Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa— 1
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Dayton, Ohio____________________________
Denver, C o lo ___________________________
Des Moines, Iowa_______________________
Detroit, M ich1
___________________________
_______________________
Fort Worth, Tex 1
Green Bay, W is_________________________
Greenville, S. C _________________________
Houston, T e x ___________________________

1345-21
1345-18
1345-35
1345-32
1345-42
1345-47
1345-27
1385-4
1345-68
1345-82

25
25
20
25
20
25
25
20
20
25

1345-26
1345-43
1345-39
1345-22
1345-77
1385-3
1345-62
1345-48
1345-72
1385-1
1345-36

25
20
25
25
20
20
30
25
20
20
25

Indianapolis, Ind________________________
Jackson, M iss__________________________
Jacksonville, F la 1
______________________
Kansas City, M o.—
Kans_________________
Lawrence—
Haverhill, M ass.— H ______
N.
Little Rock—
North Little Rock, Ark____
Los Angeles—
Long Beach, Calif1
_______
Louisville, Ky. —
Ind 1
____________________
Lubbock, Tex___________________________
Manchester, N. H ______________________
Memphis, Tenn_________________________

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




Price

1345-33
1345-59
1345-38
1345-69
1345-46
1345-37
1345-44
1345-79

20
20
20
20
25
25
20
20
20
25

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Bulletin
number

Miami, F la_____________________________________
Milwaukee, W is 1
________________________________
___________________
Minneapolis—
St. Paul, Minn1
Muskegon—
Muskegon Heights, Mich____________
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 City, Okla___________________________

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

Akron, Ohio_____________________________
Albany—
Schenectady—
Troy, N. Y ________
Albuquerque, N. M e x ___________________
Allentown—
Bethlehem—
Easton, P a.— J-.
N.
Atlanta, G a______________________________
Baltimore, Md 1_________________________
Beaumont—
Port Arthur, T e x ____________
Birmingham, A la________________________
Boise, Idaho____________________________
Boston, Mass 1
___________________________

Area

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
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