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Occupational Wage Survey
DAVENPORT-ROCK ISLAND—MOLINE,
IOWA—ILLINOIS
OCTOBER 1963

B u lle tin N o. 1 3 8 5 -1 2




UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W. Willard Wirtz, Secretary
B U R EA U O F L A B O R S T A T IST IC S
Ewan C la g u e , Com m issioner




Occupational Wage Survey
DAVENPORT-ROCK ISLAND—MOLINE,




IOW A—ILLINOIS
OCTOBER 1963

B u lle tin N o. 1 3 8 5 -1 2
January 1964

UNITED STATES DEPARTM ENT O F LABO R

W. Willard Wirtz, Secretary
B U R E A U O F L A B O R S T A T IS T IC S
Ewan C la g u e , Com m issioner

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Contents

Preface

Page
The Bureau of Labor Statistics program of annual
occupational wage surveys in metropolitan areas is designed
to provide data on occupational earnings, and establishment
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 movement of
wages by occupational category and skill level, and (b) the
structure and level of wages among labor markets and
industry divisions.

Introduction____________________________________________ __________________
Wage trends for selected occupational groups__________________________
Tables:
1. Establishments and workers within scope of survey
and number studied_____________________________________________
2. Indexes of standard weekly salaries and straight-time
hourly earnings for selected occupational groups,
and percents of increase for selected periods__________________
A:

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.

Occupational earnings:*
A - 1. Office occupations—
men and women_______________________
A -2. Professional and technical occupations—
men and women___________________________________________
A -3. Office, professional, and technical occupations—
men and women combined_______________________________
A -4. Maintenance and power plant 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
Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111., in October 1963.
It was prepared in the Bureau's regional office in Chicago,
111., by Kenneth Thorsten, under the direction of Woodrow C.
Linn, Assistant Regional Director for Wages and Industrial
Relations.




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areas.

* NOTE: Similar tabulations are available for other
(See inside back cover.)

Union scales, indicative of prevailing pay levels in
the Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline area, are also available
for seven selected building trades.

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O ccupational Wage Survey—D avenport—R ock Island—M oline, Iow a—111.
Introduction

This area is 1 of 82 labor markets in which the U. S. De­
partment of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts surveys of
occupational earnings and related wage benefits on an areawide basis.

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 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 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 ber stu d ied in D a v e n p o r t— o c k Isla n d — o li n e , Iow a—
R
M
111. ,
b y m a jo r in d u s try d iv is io n , 2 O cto b e r 1963
N um 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 i v i s i o n s __ __

________

__

____ ___

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

W ith in s c o p e
o f s tu d y 3

__ ___________

M a n u fa c t u r in g _______ _ _____ _________________ ___ _____ _
__ _
___ __ ___ ____ _____ _
N o n m a n u fa c t u r in g ____
T r a n s p o r t a t io n , c o m m u n ic a t io n , and
o th e r p u b lic u t i l i t i e s 5________ _
—
__
__ __
W h o le s a le t r a d e 6_____ _ ___ _____ __ ________ __ ____
R e ta il t r a 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 i c e s 6’ 7 ___ ________
________ _________ ______ _____

Studied

W ithin s c o p e
o f stu dy

Studied

166

92

5 0 ,3 0 0

4 1 ,7 1 0

85
81

51
41

3 6 ,7 0 0
13, 600

3 1 ,5 4 0
1 0 ,1 7 0

13
14
31
13
10

10
6
14
6
5

4 ,2 0 0
1, 300
5, 200
1 ,9 0 0
1 ,0 0 0

3 ,9 6 0
630
3, 670
1 ,3 2 0
590

1 T h e D a v e n p o rt— o c k Isla n d — o lin e Standard M e tr o p o lita n S ta tis tic a l A r e a c o n s is t s o f S c o tt C ou n ty , Iow a , and R o c k Isla n d C ou n ty, 111. The
R
M
" w o r k e r s w ith in s c o p e o f s tu d y" e s t im a t e s show n in th is table 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 i o n o f the s i z e and c o m p o s it io n o f the la b o r
f o r c e in clu d 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 d 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 o th e r e m p lo y m e n 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 tr e n d s o r le v e ls s in c e (1) planning o f w age s u r v e y s r e q u ir e s the u s e o f e s t a b lis h m e n t d ata 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 s tu 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 s u r v e y .
2 T h e 1957 r e v is e d e d itio n o f the S tandard In d u stria l C la s s ific a t io n M anual w as u s e d in c la s s i f y in g e s ta b lis h m e n t s 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 l o y e e s ). A l l o u tle ts (w ith in the a r e a ) o f c o m p a n ie s
in s u ch in d u s t r ie s as t r a d e , fin a n c e , auto r e p a ir s e r v i c e , and m o tio n p ic tu re th e a te r s a r e c o n s id e r e d a s 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 r e a ) at o r a b 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 ta tio 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 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 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 fo 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 loy m en t in the d iv is io n is t o 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 stu d y, (2) the s a m p le w as not d e s ig n e d in itia lly to p e r m it s e p a r a te p r e s e n t a t io 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 t a t io n , and (4) th 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 al 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 ic 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 r o 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 it e c t u r a l s e r v ic e s .

T a b le 2.

In d exes 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 rly e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d
o c c u p a tio n a l g r o u p s , and p e r c e n t s o f i n c r e a s e fo r s e le c t e d p e r i o d s ,
D a v e n p o rt— o c k Island— o lin e , Iow a—
R
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111.
Index
(O c to b e r 196 0-1 00)

In d u stry and o c c u p a tio n a l grou p
O cto b e r 1963

P e r c e n t s o f in c r e a s e
O c t o b e r 1962
to
O c t o b e r 1963

O c t o b e r 1961
to
O c t o b e r 1962

O c t o b e r I960
to
O c t o b e r 1961

A ll in d u s tr 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 p lan t ( m e n ) ________
_______

108.
111.
109.
108.

5
6
5
6

2. 4
3. 3
2 .9
4. 3

2.
1.
2.
2.

2
4
7
6

3.
6.
3.
1.

6
5
6
5

M a n u fa ctu rin g:
O ffic e c l e r i c a l (m e n and w o m e n ) _______
In d u s tr 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 ce (m e n )______________
U n s k ille d plant ( m e n ) _____ _____________

109.
111.
109.
109.

5
6
4
8

2.
3.
2.
4.

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

5.
6.
3.
3.

2
5
7
7

8
3
8
0

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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,
cjass 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_

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Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women
(A verage straigh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings fo r s e le cte d occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division , Davenport— ock Isla nd-M oline, Iowa—
R
111., O ctober 1963)
Average

Sex, occupation, and industry d ivision

Number
of

Weekly
hours *
(Standard)

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNINGS O F -

Weekly
earnings 1
(Standard)

$45
$40
Under and
$40 under
$50
$45

$50

$55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85 -$90~ ~$95~ $100

$105

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

$140

$145

$150

$155

$55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

$140

$145

$150

$155

over

13
9
4

8
8
-

21
17
4

23
21
2

10
10

3
3
-

1
-

2
2
-

-

2
2
-

3
3

3
3

_

_

-

-

-

'

-

1

-

.

and
$95

$100

$105

Men
C lerk s, accounting, c la s s A -----------------M anufacturing-------------------------------------N onm anufacturing_____________________

106
87
19

40. 0
40. 0
39. 0

$118.50
121.00
108.50

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

23
21

40. 0
40. 0

91.00
93700

23

40. 0

100.50

21
19

40. 0
40. 0

2
1 1
1

8
7
1

6
2
4

-

-

1
1

2
2

3
3

2
2

_

2

1

2

2

6

-

3
3

1
1

6
5

_

_

.

_

_

.

.

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1
1
-

2
2
-

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

7
5

1
1

1
1

_

.

_

_

1

_

_

4

118.00
118.50

C lerk s, o r d e r __________ __________________

_

1

1

3
1
2

_

_

_

_

_

3

1

_

_

3
2

3
3

1
1

3
3

1
1

Tabulating-m achine op e ra to rs,
M anufacturing-------------------------------------Tabulating-m achine op e ra to rs,
cla ss B-------------------------------------------- ------M anufacturing_________________________

.

23
18

39.5
40. 0

103.00
104.00

B ille r s , m achine (billin g m achine) —
M anufacturing----------------------------------

28
15

3 9 .5
40. 0

62.00
55750

-

49
40

3 9.5
3 9.5

88.00
85.00

-

"

B ookkeeping-m achine o p e ra to rs,
cla ss B_______________________________
Nonmanufacturing_____________—-----

89
81

38. 5
38. 5

64.00
62.50

C lerk s, accounting, cla ss A -----------------M anufacturing-------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing--------------------------------

101
53
48

39. 5
40. 0
38. 5

101.50
113.50
88.50

C lerk s, accounting, c la s s B_____________
M anufacturing_________________________
N onm anufacturing--------------------------------

161
67
94

3 9 .5
40. 0
39. 0

74.00
81.50
69.00

C lerk s, file , cla s s A ____ —--------------------Nonmanufacturing----------------------------- —

19
16

38. 5
38. 5

86.00
85.00

C lerk s, file , c la s s B ------------------------------Nonm anufacturing--------------------------------

46
33

38. 5
3 7 .5

64.50
59.00

C lerk s, file , c la s s C ____________________
Nonmanuf ac tur i ng_____________________

38
34

38. 0
38 .0

56.50
55.50

C lerk s, o r d e r ------------------------ -----------------Manufac tu r i ng------------ ------------------------

25
15

40. 0
4 0 .0

70.00

14
9

-

Bookkeeping-m achine o p e ra to rs,
cla ss A _________ _____________________
Nonmanufacturing__________________

.

2

.

.

.

.

4
1

.

-

!

1

j
1

3
1

8
7

5
4

4
4

2
2

-

1
"

1
1

-

2
2

-

-

-

"

9
7

3
1

10
8

"

2
2

2
-

-

"

14
7
7

12
4
8

3
1
2

11
8

6
6

3
2
1

5
5

5
4
1

3
3

3

3

2
1

4
4

-

7
7
-

4

5
4

_

_

2

-

-

5
4

-

2

.

1

1
1

1
1

~

W omen

See footnote at end of table.




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7
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28
27

23
23

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22
20

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25
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32
14
18

_

18
5
13

16
1
15

19
6
13

6
6

2
2

6
6

_

_

6

.

_

-

-

-

1
1

1
1

10
8

15
14

6
5

2

2

_

2

-

-

-

6

5
3

4
4

1
1

3

8
2

3
2

3
3

1
1

1

1

2
2

3

1

15
15

5

_

3

10

_
-

_

-

-

-

_

-

"

9
9

1
1

3
3

1
1

.
-

*

-

-

-

-

"

2

-

_
_

1

-

_

1
1

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.
1

2
2

-

1

1

-

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1
1

1
1

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Table A-l.

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

(Average straigh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings fo r se le cte d occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division , Davenport—
Rock Island— oline, Iowa—
M
111. , O ctober 1963)
A verage

Sex, occupation, and industry divisio n

Number
of
worker*

Weekly,
(Standard)

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY EARNINGS OF
$45

$50

$55

$60

$65

$70

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$100

$105

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

$140

$145

$150

$155

$50

$55

$60

$65

$70

$7 5

$80

$85

$90

$95

$100

$105

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

$140

$145

$150

$155

over

6
3

7
2

9
5

2
2

2
2

-

-

5

7
3
4

4
3

3

4
2
2

12

-

1

-

1
1

3
3

6
6

6
4

2

3

>

■

1
1

"

“

1
1

_

_

_

-

"

2
2

1
1

8
4

6
4

7
7

5
5

8
6
2

7
1
6

13
3
10

17
7
10

19
10

14

13
12

12

4
3

14

5

2

6
8

3
2

1
1

3
1
2

6
3
3

3
2

3
3

1

-

1

4
-

7
3
4

4

21

3
1

5
16

19
8
11

24
13
11

25
5
20

18

18

31

30

22

6
12
1

11
7
2

19
12
5

26
4
3

Weekly .
earnings 1
(Standard) $ 4 0

$40

and

under
$45

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

82
56
26

39. 5
40. 0

9 1 . 50
7 4 .0 0

-

39. 0

C om ptom eter o p e r a to r s _____________
Nonmanuf ac tur ing________________

32

6 9 . 50
6 1 .0 0

_

19

39. 5
39. 5

Keypunch o p e r a to r s , c la s s A ______
M anufacturing____________________

58
52

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

92 . 00
9 3 . 50

Keypunch o p e r a to r s , cla s s B_______
M anufacturing____________________
N onmanuf actur ing________________

139
87
52

39. 5
4 0 .0

O ffice g i r l s __________________________
M anufacturing____________________
N onm anufacturing________________

40
19
21

S e c r e t a r ie s __________________________
M anufacturing____________________
N onm anufacturing________________

$ 8 6 .0 0
-

_

_

-

"

78 . 00
8 3 .0 0
7 0 . 50

_

_

39. 0
40. 0
38. 5

356
227

39. 5
4 0 .0

129

39. 0

Stenographers, g e n e r a l_____________
M anufacturing____________________
Nonmanuf actur ing________________
Pu blic u tilities 2______________

237
154
83
25

39.
40.
38.
40.

S tenograp hers, s e n io r ______________
M anufacturing____________________
N onm anufacturing________________

49
45

Sw itchboard o p e r a to r s ______________
Nonm anufacturing________________

9
3

1

4
3
1

_
“

3
3

2
1

5
4

-

-

1

1

1

_

4
1

1

2

23
23

3
3

12
11
1

17
14
3

2
2

41

21

22

20
21

16
5

16
6

18
14
4

24

14

21

17
5
2

20
4
2

11
3
1

19
16
3
2

~

-

-

1
-

-

-

1

62 . 00
6 4 . 50

.

_

-

-

3
-

5 9 . 50

-

-

3

1 0 4 .0 0

_

_

_

1 1 1 . 50
90. 50

-

-

-

2
-

-

-

-

2

4

5
0
5
0

7 9 . 50
8 4 .0 0
70. 00
82. 00

-

_

-

-

5
-

8
-

5

8

18
4
14
2

39. 0
40. 0

.

-

_

_

_

1 0 3 .0 0

-

-

-

-

-

3
-

8
-

9
3

10
1

38. 5

8 0 . 50

-

-

3

8

6

9

7
3
4

6
4
2

7

59
45

39. 5

6 8 . 50

M l

1

2

10

2

1

1

1

6 0 . 50

li

1

2

9

1

1

10
7

_

39. 5

-

1

1

3
3

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

55
33
22

40. 0
40. 0
40. 0

67. 00
7 0 .0 0
6 2 . 50

2
-

_

8
4
4

11
7

2

10
5
5

1
1

-

8
5
3

-

4

6
4
2

5
3
2

_

-

T r a n scrib in g -m a ch in e o p e r a to r s ,
gen eral ____________________________

25

39. 0

7 1 . 50

.

.

.

2

3

4

2

5

1

T y p ists, c la s s A M anufacturin gN onm anufacturing—

137

39. 5
40. 0

9 0 . 00
9 4 . 50
7 2 . 00

3

8

6

2

38. 5

-

-

-

-

3

8

6

2

T yp ists, cla s s B _____
M anufacturing_____
N onm anufacturing—

224
135

39. 5
40. 0

67. 50
73. 00

_

_
-

11
-

21
2

46
17

89

38. 5

5 9 . 50

11

19

29

29
17
12

22

-

26
22
4

94

109
28

39. 0

92. 00

-

-

_

-

16
6

9

9
5

1

9
3

1

5
5

5
4

-

1

“

-

3
3

34
24
10

23

26
21

20

9
8
1

6

2

16
5
5

5
1

2

1
-

1
1

1

-

6
6

8
8

6
6

-

-

-

-

-

1
1

7

9

6
1

9

1
1

-

-

1
1

1

21
2

5

15
5

-

3

12

10

9

5

2

-

-

l

_

_

-

_

1
2

10
2

8
2

9

5

2

-

-

l

-

-

-

-

8
6

2

1

2

1

_

2

1

_

_

_

_

_

_

1
1

i

-

i

2
2

6

1

.

.

1

.

_

.

.

.

.

_

.

.

_

_

4
2
2

22

16
14
2

22
21

13

30

7

20
2

3
3

-

-

-

1
1

-

-

-

-

-

1

29
1

7

1

25
23
2

20
18
2

15
13
2

6
5
1

3
2

9
2

i

1

Standard hours r e fle c t the w orkw eek fo r which em ployees re ce 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.
T ran sp ortation , com m u nication, and other public utilities.
W ork ers w ere distribu ted as follow s: 8 at $ 30 to $ 35; and 3 at $ 35 to $40 .




3
3

6
Table A-2.

Professional and Technical Occupations—Men and Women

(A verage straigh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry d ivision , Davenport— ock Island— oline, Iowa—
R
M
111. , O ctober 1963)
Avirao*
Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Weekly.
hours
(Standard)

Weekly ,
earnings
(Standard)

N UM BER OF W ORKERS R E CEIVING ST R AIG H T-TIM E W E E K L Y E A RN IN G S OF—

$70
and
under
$75

$75

$80

$85

$90

$95

$100

$105

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

$140

$145

$150

$155

$160

$165

$80

$85

$90

$95

$100

$105

$110

$115

$120

$125

$130

$135

$140

$145

$150

$155

$160

$165

over

.

.

_

_

.

_

_

1
1

3
3

2
2

_

_

and

Men
D raftsm en, le a d e r_______________________
M anufacturing_________________________

18
15

40. 0
40. 0

$138.00
144. 50

D raftsm en, sen ior
____ __ ____
___
Manufacturing ____ __ ____ _______

107
98

40. 0
40. 0

80
76

40. 0
40. 0

103.50
103.00

_
“

-

1
1

4
4

5
2

~

1
1

6
6

4
4

8
8

3
3

8
7

.

.

.

2

2
4
4---- — r ~

122.50
122.00

D raftsm en, ju n io r _______________________
M anufacturing_________________________

.
“

_

4
1

_

2
2

8
8

15
14

1
1

~

.

2
2

1
1

_

_

~

"

3
3

■

2
2

-

3
3

22
22

17
17

13
11

10
10

8
8

6
4

4
4

3
2

1

6
5

13
13

5
5

5
4

5
5

1
1

_

_

_

_

_

"

-

_

"

"

3
----- 3

5
5

6
6

4
4

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

"
_

W omen
N u rses, industrial (re g iste re d ) ________
M anufacturing __ __ __ __ ____




30
36

40. 0
1 1 1 .00
" 4670 ’ ~ riT."66

—

3
-- j-

1 Standard hours r e fle ct the w orkweek fo r w hich em ployees r e c e iv e their regular straigh t-tim e sa la rie s and the earnings co rresp on d to these w eekly h ou rs.

_

Table A-3. Office, Professional, and Technical Occupations—Men and Women Combined
(A verage straigh t-tim e w eekly earnings fo r se le cte d occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenport— ock Is land— olin e, Iowa—
R
M
111. , O ctober 1963)

Number
of

O ccupation and industry division

earning* 1
(Standard)

Number
of
worker!

Occupation and industry division

$64.00
65.50

B ook keeping-m a ch ine o p e r a to r s , c la s s A ---------------------N onm anufacturing --------------------------__------------------------------------------

49
40

88. 00
85. 00

Keypunch o p e ra to rs, cla s s A
----------- ------ ------------M anufacturing -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

90
81

64. 00
62. 50

Keypunch op e ra to rs, cla s s B _
M anufacturing ____ _______

C lerk s, accounting, c la s s A
__ ---------------------- -------M anufacturing ____
___ _ ----------- ------- a unfa rtnring

207
140
67

110.50
118.00
94. 00

C lerk s , accounting, c la s s B-------------------------------------M anufacturing--------------------------------------------------------Nonmanufa
ng _

184
88
96

76. 50
84.00
69. 00

S ecretaries __ _
—
M anufacturing
__
Nonmanufacturing

21
17

87. 50
86.00

Stenographers, general —
Manufacturing ____ ____
N^nm?mt<:artv' r''T,E
Public u tilit ie s 2 __

-filo j

r la s s

A

' g

_
—

____

■^ r\ n p -iam ifi> /'friT '4r»g

46
33

C lerk s, file , cla s s B _
______ ____
N onm anufacturing_________________________________

__
__

64. 50
59.00

—

....

O ffice boys and g ir ls ---------------------------------------- -------—
M anufacturing--------------------------------------------------------____ __ __
__ __ —
Nonmanufacturing

Stenographers, senior

_

----------------------- — —
_ ------- ---------_ _
___ _
________ ___

—

_ ------------------ _______ _ —__

—

___

- ~
_

____

__

_

-------_____

--------

$70. 50
6 l. 00

Tabulating-m achine op e ra to rs , cla s s A ---------------------- —
M anufacturing ----------------- ---------------------- -------------------------------

26
24

$119.00
119.50

58
52

92.00
93. 50

Tabulating-m achine op e r a to r s , cla ss B ----------------------------M anufacturing ------------------------- —------- -------------------------------------------

36
28

101. 00
102.50

141
89
52

30
15

anuf

78. 50
83.00
70. 50

T ra n scrib in g-m a ch in e o p era tors, g e n e r a l ----------------------

25

71. 50

50
24
26

63.00
67. 00
59. 50

T yp ists, cla s s A ______ ______________________________
____________ _______ ______
M anufacturing _______
N onm anufacturing----------------------------------------------------

139
111
28

90. 00
94. 50
72.00

359
230
129

104.00
111. 50
90. 50

T yp ists, cla ss B
___
____ _____ -___ _ _ ——
_
M anufacturing __ --------- ------ ------------ ----------- Nonm anufacturing _____ ___ _—----------------- ---------------------

224
135
89

67. 50
73. 00
59. 50

18
15

138.00
144.50

107
98

122.50
122.00

81

104.00

32
32

111. 00
1 1 1 .00

238
154
84
26

79.
84.
70.
82.

50
00
50
50

P ro fe s s io n a l and te c h n ica l‘occupations
D raftsm en, leader _ _ ------------------------------ --------------- —
M anufacturing ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

95
50
45

________

92. 00
103. 00
80. 50

D raftsm en, s e n io r ..
M anufacturing- _

____

____________________________________

-

39
35

56. 50
55. 50

C lerk s, o r d e r ____
„
_
„
----------------- __ _
_
M anufacturing ____________________________________________________

48
27

84. 50
85. 50

Switchboard o p e ra to rs- _ - _________________ — ------------Nonmanufacturing
— _________________ —

59
45

68. 50
60. 50

D raftsm en, junior .
M anufacturing „

r.l e-r V R r

92
65
27

88.00
93. 00
75. 50

Switchboard o p e ra to r-re ce p tio n ists
________
Manufacturing _____ -________-__________ ___

55
33
22

67.00
70. 00
62. 50

N u rses, industrial (re g is te r e d )-----------—--------------------M anufacturing ___ _______ — -------- ------- — -

p a y r o ll

T
. " ®.
Is onm anuiactur

______ ____ _______ ____ ...

-

N n n m a n iifa r t u r in g

N r m m a n n fa r h ir in g

Earnings rela te to regu lar straigh t-tim e w eekly sa la ries that are paid fo r standard w ork w eeks.
T ran sp ortation , com m u nication, and other public u tilities.




Average
weekly j
earnings 1
(Standard)

33
19

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

N

Number
of

Occupation and industry division

O ffice occupations— Continued

O ffice occupations— Continued

O ffice occupations

r tlo -r lr s ,

earning* 1
(Standard)

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

—

—

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

—
_

—

_

--------

--------

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

—
—

—

-------_

— —

8
Table A-4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A verage straigh t-tim e hourly earnings fo r m en in selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry d ivision , Davenport— ock Island— oline, Iowa—
R
M
111., O ctober 1963)
NUM BER OF W ORKERS R E CEIVING S T R A IG H T-TIM E H O U R LY E A RN IN G S OF—

O ccupation and industry division

C arpenters, maintenance
M anufacturing_______________________

Num
ber
A

$1.90 $2.00 $2.10 $2.20 $2.30 $2.40 $2.50 $2.60 $2.70 $2.80 $2.90 $3.00 $3.10 $3.20 $3.30 $3.40 $3.50 $3.60. $3.70 $3.80 $3.90 $4.00 $4.10
Average
hourfy Under
earning*1 $1.90 and
and
under
$2.00 $2.10 $2,20 $2.30 $2,40 $2,20 $2 j
60 $2.70 $2.80 $2.90 $3.00 $3.10 $320 $320 $3.40 $3.50 $3.60 $3.70 $3.80 $3.90 $4.00 $4.10 over

81
80

$3.21
3.22

E lectricia n s , maintenance
M anufacturing____________________ __

215
207

3.46
3.46

_

_

.

.

.

"

-

-

-

"

3
3

E n gin eers, s tation ary_________________
M anufacturing_______________________

61
47

3.18
3.34

4
"

_

_

_

"

3
3

_

"

"

"

F irem en, stationary b o i le r ____________
M anufacturing_____________________ _

63
49

2.30
2.62

2 19
5

4
4

3
3

3
3

.

.

"

-

H elpers, m aintenance t r a d e s ___
M anufacturin g______________________

145
132

2.60
2.61

2
“

3
2

_

2
1

3
3

_

M achine-tool o p e ra to rs, to o lro o m ____
M anufacturing_______________________

192
192

3.36
3.36

M achinists, m aintenance______________
M anufacturing_______________________

149
147

3.47
3.47

_

M echanics, autom otive (maintenance) —
M anufacturin g______________________
N onm anufacturing__________________
Piiblir uti liH
^

144
72
72
61

3.10
3.26
2.94
3.00

_
-

M echanics, m a in te n a n ce ______________
M anufacturin g______________________

278
275

3.35
3.35

M illw righ ts_____________________________
M anufacturin g______________________

145
i4 ?

3.37
2.2?

O il e r s __________________________________
M anufacturing_______________________

65
65

2.70
2.70

_
_
-

_

2
2

■

"

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_

"

4
3

4
4

1
1

3
3

-

2
2

7
7

3
3

15
15

1
1

_

_

-

"

5
“

4
4

1
1

~

_

4
4

1
1

_
"

4
4

14
14

7
7

54
54

26
26

27
27

13
13

_

7

4
4

2
2

4
4

_
-

4
4

5
5

3
2
1

5
2
3

12
11
1

“

8
6

3
T ~

_

_

17
17

_

_

-

"

.
-

4
4

-

-

-

“

5
5

4
4

21
21

75
75

58
58

8
8

1
1

_

3
3

1

-

10
10

14
14

73
72

1
1
-

13
1
12
12

43
4
39
39

6
4
2

22
22

20
20

17
17

2
2

11
11

3
3

3
3

4
1

22
22

2
2

1
1

1
1

1
1

-

-

_
-

~

-

“

9
9

1
1

_

.

"

-

4
4

29
29

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

_
-

2
2

_
-

-

_
-

2
2

97
97

109
109

-

-

1
1

3
3

2
2

11
11

75
75

_

_

"

"

1
1

1
1

3
3

6
6

“

-

-

"

-

“

-

-

1
1

"

-

-

1
1

1
1

_

_

-

_

_

1
1

'

4
4

4
4

7
7

1
1

4
4

"

1
1

1
1

1
1

10
10

9
9

2
2

1
1

76
76

16
16

_

2
2

2
2

2
2

3
3

_

1
1

6
6

_

.

7
7

8
8

6
6

21
21

23
23

9
9

14
14

_

_

_

_

“

~

■

~

1
1

_

_

.

"

-

2
2

.

.

2
2

_

31
31

-

6
6

-

6
6

-

1
1
_

7
7

.

1
1

-

10
10

_

3.71
3.71

21
19

3
3

_

333
333

1
1

-

1
1

T ool and die m a k e r s ___________________
M anufacturin g______________________

2
1

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l
l

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2
2

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1
1

5
5

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1

3.39
3.39

26
26

2
2

3
3

20
20

44
44

5
5

-

S heet-m etal w o rk e rs , m aintenance____
M anufacturing_______________________

65
65

3
3

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2
2

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-

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16
16

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.

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14
13

8
8

_

3.36
3.36

1
1

8
8

l
l

123
123

-

3
3

4
4

Pipefitter s , maintenanc e ______________
M anufacturing_______________________

18
18

4
1
3

1
1

“

3
3

1
1

“

2.93
2.96

2
2

10
10
8

_

27
26

35
35

_
-

-

4
4

2
2

.

Painters, m aintenance_________________
M anufacturin g______________________

2
2

7
7

-

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1
1

4
4

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108
108

135
135

3
3

'
Excludes prem ium pay fo r overtim e and fo r w ork on w eekends, holid ays, and late shifts.
W orkers w ere distributed as fo llo w s : 3 at $1 to $1.10; 8 at $1.10 to $1.20; 3 at $1.30 to $1.40; 4 at $1.40 to $1,50; and 1 at $1.70 to $1.80.
Transportation, com m unication, and other public u tilities.

9
Table A -5.

Custodial and Material Movement Occupations

(A verage straigh t-tim e hourly earnings fo r se le cte d occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division , Davenport— ock Island— oline, Iowa—
R
M
111. , O ctober 1963)
N UM BER OF W O RK ERS R E CE IVIN G 8T R A IG H T-TIM E H OURLY EA RN IN G S OF—

Number
at
workers

O ccupation 1 and industry division

$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 $3720" $3.30 $3.40
Average
hourly 2
earning! Under and
and
$1.00 under
$1.10 $1.20 $1.30 $1.40 $1.50 $1.60 $1.70 $1.80 $1.90 $2.00 $2.10 $2.20 $2.30 $2.40 $2.50 $2.60 $2.70 $2.80 $2.90 $3.00 $3.10 $3.20 $3.30 $3.40 over

E levator o p e r a to r s , p assen ger
22
"2 2 "

J an itors, p o r t e r s , and c lea n ers
(men)
M anufacturing
_
N onm anufacturing
_ ... . . ----

J an itors, p o r t e r s , and c lea n ers
(wom en)
M annfa rtn ring
Nonmarmfacturing _ _ -----

„3 6

12

3

176
173
125
48

2.4 8
2.4 9
2.76
1.79

-

-

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538
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130
32

Guards and w a tch m e n __________________
M anufacturing
___
__
_ _ .
_____ __
_ _
G uards

$0.96
96

2. 16
'2 / 5 4 '
1. 61
2.08

12
12

12
12

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3

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1.25
55

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L a b o r e rs , m a teria l handling
M anufacturing_________
N onm anufacturing_____________

1, 025
857
168
62

2. 52
2. 53
2.47
2. 95

O rd er fille r s
Maruifa rhiring

172
77
155
143

2.72
2 .n

51
25
26

2. 28
2. 34
2. 22

8
8
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3
3
3

1
1
1

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6
6
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1
1

21
21

— 6
3

11
2
9

12
9
3
2

24
11
13

40
31
9

28

4

28

4

14
5
9

3
2
l

3

2
2

_
-

2 .39
2. 34

P a ck e rs . shipping . . . . . .
M anufacturing _

_
-

9
8
-

R eceivin g c le r k s __
XXaniYfartn ring
Nonmanuf ac tur ing
Shipping cle r k s .......... ..
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T r u c k d riv e r s 8
M anufacturing
Nonm anufacturing ..
P u blic u tilit ie s 4

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10
Table A-5.

Custodial and Material Movement Occupations— Continued

(A verage straigh t-tim e hourly earnings fo r se le cte d occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division , Davenport— ock Island— oline, Iowa—
R
M
111. , O ctober 1963)
N U M B ER OF WORKERS RE CE IVIN G STR AIGH T-TIM E H OU R LY E A RN IN G S OF—

O ccupation 1 and industry d ivision

Number
of
w
orker*

$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 12790" $3.00 $3.10 $3.20 $3.30 $3.40
Average
hourly >
eemingr Under and
and
$1.00 under
$1.10 $1.20 $1.30 $1.40 $1.50 $1.60 $1.70 $1.80 $1.90 $2.00 $2.10 $2.20 $2.30 $2.40 $2.50 $2.60 $2.70 $2.80 $2.90 $3.00 $3.10 $3.20 $3.30 $3.40 ov er

T ru ck d riv ers 5— Continued
T r u c k d r iv e r s , light (under
1V ton s)_____ __ _______________ ___
2
M anufacturing __ __ — __ ____

50
26

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1.74

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T ru c k d riv e r s , m edium (1V2 to
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__
_ __

25

2. 28

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-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

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4

2

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3

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3

3

-

2

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-

4

-

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-

-

T r u c k d riv e r s , heavy (o v e r 4 tons,
tr a ile r type) _ ____ __
_
M anufacturing____________________
Nonmanufacturing -

160
43
117

2.67
2. 75
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T ru c k e r s , pow er (fo r k lift )_____________
M anufacturings
__ _

771
741

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2 .7 6

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14

42
42

47
47

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T ru c k e r s , pow er (other than
fork lift) _ _ _
_
_______ - .
M anufacturin gs._____________________

105
94

2. 67
2 .7 0

4
4

2
2

8

4
1

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4
4

78
78

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1
1

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T r u c k d riv e r s , heavy (o v e r 4 tons,
other than tr a ile r type)___

1
2
3
4
5

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Data lim ited to m en w ork ers except w here otherw ise indicated.
E xcludes prem ium pay fo r overtim e and fo r w ork on w eekends, holidays, and late shifts.
W orkers w e re distributed as follow s: 5 at $ 0. 60 to $ 0. 70; and 1 at $ 0. 70 to $ 0. 80.
Tran sportation, com m unication, and other public u tilities.
Includes all d riv e rs reg a rd le ss o f size and type o f truck operated.




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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
of 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.
Class A . Keeps a set of records requiring a knowledge of
and experience in basic bookkeeping principles and familiarity with
the structure of the particular accounting system used. Determines
proper records and distribution of debit and credit items to be used
in each phase of the work. May prepare consolidated reports, bal­
ance sheets, and other records by hand.

Biller> machine (billing machine)• Uses a special billing ma­
chine (Moon Hopkins, Elliott Fisher, Burroughs, etc., which are
combination typing and adding machines) to prepare bills and in­
voices from customers’ purchase orders, internally prepared orders,
shipping memorandums, etc. Usually involves application of prede­
termined discounts and shipping charges and entry of necessary
extensions, which may or may not be computed on the billing ma­
chine, and totals which are automatically accumulated by machine.
The operation usually involves a large number of carbon copies of
the bill being prepared and is often done on a fanfold machine.

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

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



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

11

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
Sorts, codes, and files unclassified material by sim­
ple (subject matter) headings or partly classified material by finer
subheadings. Prepares simple related index and cross-reference
aids.
As requested, locates clearly identified material in files
and forwards material. May perform related clerical tasks required
to maintain and service files.

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




CLERK, ORDER

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

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

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

DUPLICATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (MIMEOGRAPH OR DITTO)
Under general supervision and with no supervisory responsi­
bilities, reproduces multiple copies of typewritten or handwritten matter,
using a Mimeograph or Ditto machine. Makes necessary adjustment such
as for ink and paper feed counter and cylinder speed. Is not required to
prepare stencil or Ditto master. May keep file of used stencils or Ditto
masters. May sort, collate, and staple completed material.

13
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 6. 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 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 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.
TABULA TING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Class A. Operates a variety of tabulating or electrical ac­
counting machines, typically including such machines as the tabu­
lator, calculator, interpreter, collator, and others. Performs com­
plete reporting assignments without close supervision, and performs
difficult wiring as required. The complete reporting and tabulating
assignments typically involve a variety of long and complex re­
ports which often are of irregular or nonrecurring type requiring
some planning and sequencing of steps to be taken. As a more
experienced operator, is typically involved in training new opera­
tors in machine operations, or partially trained operators in wiring
from diagrams and operating sequences of long and complex reports.
Does not include working supervisors performing tabulating-machine
operations and day-to-day supervision of the work and production
of a group of tabulating-machine operators.
Class B# Operates more difficult tabulating or electrical ac­
counting machines such as the tabulator and calculator, in addition
to the sorter, reproducer, and collator. This work is performed under
specific instructions and may include the performance of some wir­
ing from diagrams. The work typically involves, for example, tabu­
lations involving a repetitive accounting exercise, a complete but
small tabulating study, or parts of a longer and more complex report.
Such reports and studies are usually of a recurring nature where
the procedures are well established. May also include the training
of new employees in the basic operation of the machine.




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

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PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
DRAFTSMAN

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 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, 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.

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: Givingfirst 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 education, 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.

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 of wood in an establishment. Work involves most of the following:
Planning and laying out of work from blueprints, drawings, models, or
verbal instructions; using a variety of carpenter’ s handtools, portable

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




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ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE

HELPER, MAINTENANCE TRADES

Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the
installation, maintenance, or 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 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 of the following: Planning and laying
out of the work; interpreting blueprints or other specifications; using a
variety of handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations re­
lating to stresses, strength of materials, and centers of gravity; alining
and balancing of equipment; selecting standard tools, equipment, and
parts to be used; and installing and maintaining in good order power
transmission equipment such as drives and speed reducers. In general,
the millwright’ s work normally requires a rounded training and experi­
ence in the trade acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

MECHANIC, AUTOMOTIVE (MAINTENANCE)
Repairs automobiles, buses, motortrucks, and tractors of an es­
tablishment. Work involves most of 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 the 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 involve setting up or adjusting machines.




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

PAINTER, MAINTENANCE
Paints and redecorates walls, woodwork, and fixtures of an es­
tablishment. Work involves the following: Knowledge of surface pecu­
liarities and types of paint required for different applications; preparing
surface for painting by removing old finish or by placing putty or filler
in nail holes and interstices; and applying paint with spray gun or brush.
May mix colors, oils, white lead, and other paint ingredients to obtain
proper color or consistency. In general, the work of the maintenance
painter requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through
a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

PIPEFITTER, MAINTENANCE
Installs or repairs water, steam, gas, or other types of pipe and
pipefittings in an establishment. Work involves most of the following:
Laying out of work and measuring to locate position of pipe from draw­
ings or other written specifications; cutting various sizes of pipe to
correct lengths with chisel and hammer or oxyacetylene torch or pipe­
cutting machine; threading pipe with stocks and dies; bending pipe by
hand-driven or power-driven machines; assembling pipe with couplings

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PIPE FITTE R , 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 of the maintenance
sheet-metal worker requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and
experience.
TOOL AND DIE MAKER
(Die maker; jig maker; tool maker; fixture maker; 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 of work from
models, blueprints, drawings, or other oral and written specifications;
using a variety of tool and die maker’ s handtools and precision meas­
uring instruments, understanding of the working properties of common
metals and alloys; setting up and operating of machine tools and related
equipment; making necessary shop computations relating to dimensions
of work, speeds, feeds, and tooling of machines; heattreating of metal
parts during fabrication as well as of finished tools and dies to achieve
required qualities; working to close tolerances; fitting and assembling
of parts to prescribed tolerances and allowances; and selecting appro­
priate materials, tools, and processes. In general, the tool and die
maker’ s work requires a rounded training in machine-shop and toolroom
practice usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.
For cross-industry wage study purposes, tool and die makers
in tool and die jobbing shops are excluded from this classification.

CUSTODIAL AND MATERIAL MOVEMENT
ELEVATOR OPERATOR, PASSENGER

GUARD

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

Performs routine police duties, either at fixed post or on tour,
maintaining order, using arms or force where necessary. Includes gatemen who are stationed at gate and check on identity of 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)
Fills shipping or transfer orders for finished goods from stored
merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips, cus­
tomers’ orders, or other instructions. May, in addition to filling orders
and indicating items filled or omitted, keep records of outgoing orders,
requisition additional stock or report short supplies to supervisor, and
perform Other related duties.




SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK
Prepares merchandise for shipment, or receives and is respon­
sible for incoming shipments of merchandise or other materials. Ship­
ping work involves: A knowledge of shipping procedures, practices,
routes, available means of transportation, and rates; and preparing
records of the goods shipped, making up bills of lading, posting weight
and shipping charges, and keeping a file of shipping records. May
direct or assist in preparing the merchandise for shipment. Receiving
work involves: Verifying or directing others in verifying the correct­
ness of shipments against bills of lading, invoices, or other records;
checking for shortages and rejecting damaged goods; routing merchan­
dise or materials to proper departments; and maintaining necessary
records and files.

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

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TRUCKDRIVER

TRUCKER, POWER

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

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

For wage study purposes, truckdrivers are classified by size
and type of equipment, as follows: (Tractor-trailer should be rated on
the basis of trailer capacity.)
Truckdriver (combination o f sizes listed separately)
Truckdriver, light (under 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)




For wage study purposes, workers are classified by type of
truck, as follows:
Trucker, power (forklift)
Trucker, power (other than forklift)

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

Available On Request—
The fourth annual report on salaries for accountants, auditors, attorneys, chemists,
engineers, engineering technicians, draftsmen, tracers, job analysts, directors of
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 BLS regional sales offices shown on the inside front cover.
Area

Bulletin
number

Price

Akron, Ohio_____________________________
Albany—
Schenectady—
Troy, N. Y ________
Albuquerque, N. M e x __________________
Allentown—
Bethlehem—
Easton, P a.— J..
N.
Atlanta, Ga.
Baltimore, Md 1-------------------------------------Beaumont—
Port Arthur, T e x ___________
Birmingham, Ala_______________________
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, Vt
Canton, Ohio.
Charleston, W. V a _____
Charlotte, N. C _________
Chattanooga, Tenn.—
Ga.
Chicago, 1111.
Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky______________________
Cleveland, Ohio_____________ ____________
Columbus, Ohio 1
_________________________

1345-30
1345-50
1345-64
1345-61
1345-58
1385-5
1345-65
1345-54
1385-11
1345-28

25
25
20
20
20
20
30
20
25
25

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

Dallas, T ex1_____________________________
Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111.
Dayton, Ohio___ _________________________
Denver, C olo____________________________
Des Moines, Iowa_____________
Detroit, Mich1
_________________
Fort Worth, Tex 1
______________
Green Bay, W is_______________
Greenville, S. C ________
Houston, T e x ___________

1345-21
1385-12
1345-35
1345-32
1345-42
1345-47
1345-27
1385-4
1345-68
1345-82

25
20
20
25
20
25
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. — 1
Ind _____________________
Lubbock, Tex____________________________
Manchester, N. H _______________________
Memphis, Tenn_________________________

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

Miami, F la_____________________________________
_______________________________
Milwaukee, Wis 1
Minneapolis—
St. Paul, Minn1
___________________
Muskegon—
Muskegon Heights, Mich____________
Newark and Jersey City, N. J __________________
New Haven, Conn_______________________________
New Orleans , La 1______________________________
New York, N. Y 1_______________________________
Norfolk—
Portsmouth and Newport News—
Hampton, Va 1
________________________ _____ ___
Oklahoma City, Okla___________ ________________

Bulletin
number

Price

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

20
25
25
20
25
20
25
40

1345-75
1385-2

25 cents
20 cents

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

20
20
30
20
25
20
25
25
25
20

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

1345-12
1345-76
1345-31
1345-57
1345-40
1345-24
1345-73
1345-70
1385-7
1345-19
Rockford, 111___________________________________ 1345-55
St. Louis, M o.— ll1____________________________ 1345-17
I
Salt Lake City, Utah 1
______.____________________ 1345-25
San Antonio, Tex 1______________________________ 1345-78
San Bernardino—
Riverside—
Ontario, Calif1_____ 1385-9
San Diego, Calif1---------------------------------------------- 1345-10
San Francisco—
Oakland, Calif1_________________ 1345-34
Savannah, Ga __________________________________ 1345-60
Scranton, Pa1__________________________________ 1385-8
Seattle, Wash1
__________________________________ 1385-10

20
25
25
25
25
25
25
20
25
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____________________________ 1345-13
South Bend, Ind________________________________ 1345-52
Spokane, Wash1________________________________ 1345-66
Toledo, Ohio 1
__________________________________ 1345-51
Trenton, N. J 1__________________________________ 1345-29
Washington, D .C .—
Md.— a 1
V ____________________ 1345-16
Waterbury, Conn_______________________________ 1345-49
Waterloo, Iowa1
________________________________ 1345-20
Wichita, Kans__________________________________ 1385-6
1345-80
Worcester, M ass______________________________
York, Pa_______________________________________ 1345-41

20
20
25
25
25
25
20
25
20
20
20

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




Area

Omaha, Nebr. —
Iowa__________________
Paterson—
Clifton—
Passaic, N. J________
Philadelphia, P a.-N . J 1
_______________
Phoenix, A r iz _________________________
Pittsburgh, P a 1_______________________
Portland, Maine______________________
Portland, Or eg.—
Wash________________
Providence—
Pawtucket, R. I. —
Mass 1__
Raleigh, N. C1
_________________________
Richmond, V a _________________________


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