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Occupational Wage Survey
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI-KANSAS
NOVEMBER 1964

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




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O ccupation al Wage Survey
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI-KANSAS




N OVEM BER 1 9 6 4

Bulletin No. 1 4 3 0 - 2 6
January 1965

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

Contents
Page

T h e B u r e a u of L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s p r o g r a m of a n n u a l
o c c u p a tio n a l w ag e s u r v e y s in m e t r o p o li t a n a r e a s i s d e ­
s i g n e d to p r o v i d e d a t a on o c c u p a t i o n a l e a r n i n g s , an d e s t a b ­
l i s h m e n t p r a c t i c e s an d s u p p l e m e n t a r y w a g e p r o v i s i o n s . It
y ie ld s d etailed d ata by se le c te d in d u stry d iv isio n s fo r each
o f the a r e a s s t u d i e d , f o r e c o n o m i c r e g i o n s , an d f o r the
U n it e d S t a t e s .
A m a j o r c o n s i d e r a t i o n in the p r o g r a m i s
the n e e d f o r g r e a t e r i n s i g h t in to (1) th e m o v e m e n t o f w a g e s
b y o c c u p a t i o n a l c a t e g o r y an d s k i l l l e v e l , a n d (2) the s t r u c ­
t u r e a n d l e v e l o f w a g e s a m o n g a r e a s an d i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s .

T a b les:
1.
2.

A.

O ccu p atio n al e a r n i n g s : *
A -1. O f f i c e o c c u p a t i o n s — e n a n d w o m e n ___________________________
m
A -2. P r o f e s s i o n a l a n d t e c h n i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s — e n a n d w o m e n __
m
A -3 . O ffice, p r o f e s s i o n a l , and tec h n ica l o c c u p a tio n s—
m e n a n d w o m e n c o m b i n e d ___________________________________
A -4 . M a i n t e n a n c e a n d p o w e r p l a n t o c c u p a t i o n s ____________________
A -5. C u s t o d i a l a n d m a t e r i a l m o v e m e n t o c c u p a t i o n s _____________

A p pen d ixes :
A . C h a n g e s in o c c u p a t i o n a l d e s c r i p t i o n s _______________________________
B . O c c u p a t i o n a l d e s c r i p t i o n s ____________________________________________

T h i s b u l l e t i n p r e s e n t s r e s u l t s o f the s u r v e y in
K a n s a s C i t y , M o . - K a n s . , in N o v e m b e r 1964.
It w a s p r e ­
p a r e d in the B u r e a u ' s r e g i o n a l o f f i c e in C h i c a g o , 111., b y
M a r v i n G l i c k , u n d e r the d i r e c t i o n of K e n n e t h T h o r s t e n .
T h e s t u d y w a s u n d e r the g e n e r a l d i r e c t i o n of W o o d r o w C .
L inn , A s s i s t a n t R e g io n a l D ir e c t o r fo r W a g e s and I n d u s t r ia l
R e latio n s.




E s t a b l i s h m e n t s an d w o r k e r s w it h in s c o p e o f s u r v e y an d
n u m b e r s t u d i e d __________
In d ex es of s ta n d a r d w e e k ly s a l a r i e s and s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u rly
e a r n in g s fo r s e le 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 ts of
i n c r e a s e f o r s e l e c t e d p e r i o d s _______________________________________

areas.

* N O T E : S im ila r tab u latio n s a r e a v a ila b le fo r other
(See in sid e b ack co v e r.)

U n io n s c a l e s , i n d i c a t i v e o f p r e v a i l i n g p a y l e v e l s in
the K a n s a s C i t y a r e a , a r e a l s o a v a i l a b l e f o r b u i l d i n g c o n ­
s t r u c t i o n , p r i n t i n g , l o c a l - t r a n s i t o p e r a t i n g e m p l o y e e s , an d
m o t o r t r u c k d r i v e r s and h e l p e r s .

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E i g h t y - t w o a r e a s c u r r e n t l y a r e i n c l u d e d in the
p r o g r a m . I n f o r m a t i o n on o c c u p a t i o n a l e a r n i n g s i s c o l l e c t e d
a n n u a l l y in e a c h a r e a . I n f o r m a t i o n on e s t a b l i s h m e n t p r a c ­
t i c e s an d s u p p l e m e n t a r y w a g e p r o v i s i o n s i s o b t a i n e d b i e n ­
n i a l l y in m o s t of the a r e a s .

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At the end of e a c h s u r v e y , a n i n d i v i d u a l a r e a b u l ­
le tin p r e s e n t s s u r v e y r e s u l t s f o r e a c h a r e a stu d ie d .
A fter
c o m p l e t i o n o f a l l of the i n d i v i d u a l a r e a b u l l e t i n s f o r a
r o u n d of s u r v e y s , a t w o - p a r t s u m m a r y b u l l e t i n i s i s s u e d .
T h e f i r s t p a r t b r i n g s d a t a f o r e a c h o f the m e t r o p o l i t a n
a r e a s s t u d i e d in to on e b u l l e t i n . T h e s e c o n d p a r t p r e s e n t s
in fo r m a t io n w hich h a s b e e n p r o je c t e d f r o m in d iv id u al m e t ­
r o p o l i t a n a r e a d a t a to r e l a t e to e c o n o m i c r e g i o n s an d the
U n it e d S t a t e s .

I n t r o d u c t i o n ____________________________________________________________________
W a g e t r e n d s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n a l g r o u p s _____________________________

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Occupational Wage Survey—Kansas City, Mo.—Kans.
Introduction
This area is 1 of 82 in which the U.S. Department 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-tim e 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.

The averages presented reflect composite, areawide estimates.
Industries and establishments differ in pay level and job staffing and,
thus, contribute differently to the estimates for each job.
The pay
relationship obtainable from the averages may fail to reflect accurately
the wage spread or differential maintained among jobs in individual
establishments. Similarly, differences in average pay levels for men
and women in any of the selected occupations should not be assumed to
reflect differences in pay treatment of the sexes within individual es­
tablishments. Other possible factors which may contribute to differ­
ences in pay for men and women include: Differences in progression
within established rate ranges, since only the actual rates paid in­
cumbents are collected; and differences in specific duties performed,
although the workers are appropriately classified within the same
survey job description. Job descriptions used in classifying employees
in these surveys are usually more generalized than those used in
individual establishments and allow for minor differences among es­
tablishments in the specific duties performed.

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.
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. Es­
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 es­
tablishments, the estimates of occupational employment obtained from
the sample of establishments studied serve only to indicate the relative
importance of the jobs studied. These differences in 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: (l) Office clerical; (2) professional and technical;
(3) maintenance and powerplant; and (4) 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 appendix B. Earnings data for some of
the occupations listed and described are not presented in the A -series
tables because either (l ) 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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Table 1.

Establishm ents and w o rk e rs within scope of survey and number studied in Kansas City, M o.-Kans . , 1
by m ajor industry division, 2 Novem ber 1964
Minimum
employment
in establish­
ments in scope
of study

Industry division

Num ber of establishments

Within scope
of study3

W ork ers in establishments

Within scope
of study

Studied

_

*

Studied

204

200,100

122, 140

316
532

83
121

93, 700
106,400

63, 190
58,950

50
50
50
50
50

Manufacturing------------------ ---------------------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing__________ ___________________________________
Transportation, communication, and
other public u tilitie s5
_____________________________________
W holesale trade 6
--------------------------------------------------------------R etail trade 6_________________________ _______________________
Finance, insurance, and re a l estate 6____________________
S ervices 6 7___________________________________________________

848

50
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A ll divisions_____________________________________________________

90
126
155
83
78

36
19
27
19
20

31,600
17,000
34,300
13, 700
9, 800

25,810
5,480
18, 390
5, 530
3, 740

1 The Kansas City Standard M etropolitan Statistical A re a consists of Clay and Jackson Counties, Mo. ; and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, Kans.
The "w o rk ers within scope of study" estim ates shown in this table provide a reasonably accurate description of the size and composition of the labor
force included in the survey. The estim ates are not intended, how ever, to serve as a b asis of com parison with other employment indexes for the
a rea to m easure employment trends or levels since (1) planning of w age surveys requires the use of establishment data compiled considerably in
advance of the pa y ro ll period studied, and (2) sm all establishm ents are excluded from the scope of the survey.
2 The 1957 revised edition of the Standard Industrial C lassification Manual w as used in classifying establishments by industry division.
3 Includes a ll establishments with total employment at or above the minimum limitation. A ll outlets (within the area) of companies in such
industries as trade, finance, auto rep a ir serv ic e , and motion picture theaters are considered as 1 establishment.
4 Includes a ll w ork e rs in a ll establishm ents with total employment (within the area) at or above the minimum limitation.
5 T axicabs and services incidental to w ater transportation w e re excluded.
6 This industry division is represented in estim ates for " a ll industries" and "nonm anufacturing" in the S eries A tables. Separate presentation
of data for this division is not made for one or m ore of the following reasons: (1) Employment in the division is too sm all to provide enough data
to m erit separate study, (2) the sam ple w as not designed initially to perm it separate presentation, (3) response was insufficient or inadequate to
perm it separate presentation, and (4) there is possibility of disclosure of individual establishment data.
7 Hotels; person al serv ices; business services; automobile rep a ir shops; motion pictures; nonprofit m em bership organizations (excluding religious
and charitable organizations); and engineering and architectural services.

Table 2.

Indexes of standard weekly sa la rie s and straight-tim e hourly earnings for selected occupational groups
in Kansas City, M o .—
Kans. , Novem ber 1964 and Novem ber 1963,
and percents of increase for selected periods
Indexes
(N ovem ber 1960=100)

Industry and occupational group
Novem ber 1964 Novem ber 1963

Percents of increase
Novem ber 1963 Novem ber 1962 Novem ber 19 6 1 Novem ber I960 January I960
to
to
to
to
to
Novem ber 1964 Novem ber 1963 Novem ber 1962 Novem ber 1961 Novem ber I960

A ll industries:
Office c le ric a l (men and w o m e n )_____
Industrial n urses (men and w om en)__
Skilled maintenance (m en)_____________
Unskilled plant (m e n )__________________

110. 2
112. 6
113.9
111.4

108.
111.
111.
108.

2
5
4
6

1. 9
.9
2. 3
2. 6

1.4
4.9
3. 6
2. 8

2.
4.
2.
1.

6
1
8
1

4. 0
2 .:
4. 6
4. 5

3.
4.
2.
6.

Manufacturing:
O ffice c le ric a l (men and w o m e n )_____
Industrial nurses (men and w om en)__
Skilled maintenance (m en)_____________
Unskilled plant (m e n )__________________

109.
110.
113.
108.

107.7
110. 4
111.2
107. 2

1. 4
.5
1. 9
1. 1

1.
4.
3.
2.

2.
3.
2.
1.

5
6
5
0

3. 7
1. 6
5. 1
3. 3

2.9
4. 3
2. 4
4. 0

2
9
4
4

4
9
3
8

3
4
5
3

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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.
F o r o f f i c e c l e r i c a l w o r k e r s a n d i n d u s t r i a l n u r s e s , th e p e r ­
c e n t a g e s of c h a n g e r e l a t e to a v e r a g e w e e k l y s a l a r i e s f o r n o r m a l h o u r s
o f w o r k , t h a t i s , the s t a n d a r d w o r k s c h e d u l e f o r w h i c h s t r a i g h t - t i m e
s a l a r i e s a r e paid .
F o r plan t w o r k e r g r o u p s , they m e a s u r e c h a n g e s
in a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s , e x c l u d i n g p r e m i u m p a y f o r
o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
The
p e r c e n t a g e s a r e b a s e d on d a t a f o r s e l e c t e d k e y o c c u p a t i o n s a n d i n ­
c l u d e m o s t o f the n u m e r i c a l l y i m p o r t a n t j o b s w it h in e a c h g r o u p .
T h e o f f i c e c l e r i c a l d a t a a r e b a s e d on m e n a n d w o m e n in the f o l l o w i n g
19 j o b s : B o o k k e e p i n g - m a c h i n e o p e r a t o r s , c l a s s B ; c l e r k s , a c c o u n t i n g ,
c l a s s A and B; c l e r k s , file , c l a s s A , B , and C; c l e r k s , o r d e r ; c l e r k s ,
p a y r o ll; C o m p to m e te r o p e r a t o r s ; keypunch o p e r a t o r s , c l a s s A and B;
o ffic e b o y s and g i r l s ; s e c r e t a r i e s ; s t e n o g r a p h e r s , g e n e r a l ; s t e n o g r a ­
p h e r s , se n io r; sw itch b oard o p e r a to r s ; tab u latin g -m ach in e o p e r a t o r s ,
c l a s s B; and t y p is t s , c l a s s A and B . The i n d u s t r ia l n u r s e d a ta a r e
b a s e d on m e n a n d w o m e n i n d u s t r i a l n u r s e s .
M e n in th e f o l l o w i n g
8 s k i l l e d m a i n t e n a n c e j o b s a n d 2 u n s k i l l e d j o b s a r e i n c l u d e d in the
plan t w o r k e r d ata: S k il l e d — c a r p e n t e r s ; e l e c t r i c i a n s ; m a c h i n is t s ; m e ­
c h a n ic s; m e c h a n i c s , au to m o tiv e ; p a i n t e r s ; p ip e f it t e r s ; and to o l and
die m a k e r s ; u n s k i l l e d — j a n i t o r s , p o r t e r s , an d c l e a n e r s ; an d l a b o r e r s ,
m a t e r i a l han dlin g.

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




f o r i n d i v i d u a l o c c u p a t i o n s w e r e t h e n t o t a l e d to o b t a i n a n a g g r e g a t e f o r
e a c h o c c u p a t i o n a l g r o u p . F i n a l l y , th e r a t i o ( e x p r e s s e d a s a p e r c e n t a g e )
o f the g r o u p a g g r e g a t e f o r th e on e y e a r to the a g g r e g a t e f o r the o t h e r
y e a r w a s c o m p u t e d a n d the d i f f e r e n c e b e t w e e n the r e s u l t a n d 100 i s
the p e r c e n t a g e o f c h a n g e f r o m th e o n e p e r i o d to the o t h e r .
The
i n d e x e s w e r e c o m p u t e d b y m u l t i p l y i n g the r a t i o s f o r e a c h g r o u p
a g g r e g a t e f o r e a c h p e r i o d a f t e r the b a s e y e a r ( 1 9 6 1 ) .
T h e in d e x e s and p e r c e n t a g e s of ch an ge m e a s u r e , p r in c ip a lly ,
the e f f e c t s o f (1) g e n e r a l s a l a r y a n d w a g e c h a n g e s ; (2) m e r i t o r o t h e r
i n c r e a s e s in p a y r e c e i v e d b y i n d i v i d u a l w o r k e r s w h i l e in the s a m e
j o b ; a n d (3) c h a n g e s in a v e r a g e w a g e s d u e to c h a n g e s in the l a b o r f o r c e
re su ltin g fro m lab o r tu rn o v e r, fo rc e e x p a n sio n s, fo rc e re d u ctio n s,
a n d c h a n g e s in the p r o p o r t i o n s o f w o r k e r s e m p l o y e d b y e s t a b l i s h m e n t s
w it h d i f f e r e n t p a y l e v e l s .
C h a n g e s in the l a b o r f o r c e c a n c a u s e
i n c r e a s e s o r d e c r e a s e s in the o c c u p a t i o n a l a v e r a g e s w it h o u t a c t u a l
w age changes.
F o r e x a m p l e , a f o r c e e x p a n s i o n m i g h t i n c r e a s e the
p r o p o r t i o n o f l o w e r p a i d w o r k e r s in a s p e c i f i c o c c u p a t i o n an d l o w e r
the a v e r a g e , w h e r e a s a r e d u c t i o n in the p r o p o r t i o n o f l o w e r p a i d
w o r k e r s w o u l d h a v e the o p p o s i t e e f f e c t . S i m i l a r l y , the m o v e m e n t of
a h i g h - p a y i n g e s t a b l i s h m e n t ou t o f a n a r e a c o u l d c a u s e the a v e r a g e
e a r n i n g s to d r o p , e v e n t h o u g h no c h a n g e in r a t e s o c c u r r e d in o t h e r
e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in the a r e a .
T h e u s e of c o n s t a n t e m p l o y m e n t w e i g h t s e l i m i n a t e s the e f f e c t
of c h a n g e s in the p r o p o r t i o n of w o r k e r s r e p r e s e n t e d in e a c h j o b i n ­
c l u d e d in the d a t a .
T h e p e r c e n t a g e s of c h a n g e r e f l e c t o n ly c h a n g e s in
a v e r a g e pay for str a ig h t-tim e h ou rs.
T h e y a r e not i n f l u e n c e d by
c h a n g e s in s t a n d a r d w o r k s c h e d u l e s , a s s u c h , o r b y p r e m i u m p a y
for o v e rtim e .

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A. Occupational Earnings
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women
(A v e r a g e s tra ig h t-tim e w eek ly hours and earn in gs fo r s e le c te d occupations studied on an a re a b asis
by in du stry d ivisio n , K ansas C ity, M o .- K a n s ., N o v e m b e r 1964)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

N u m b e r of w o r k e r s receiving straight-time week l y earnings of—
$

$

40
Mean2

Median 2

Middle range 2

45

50

55

60

$
65

S

%

75

$
80

t
85

S

$
90

55

$

$

$

$

$

t

ICO

105

110

115

120

$

125

130

45

$

55

60

65

70

75

80

-

50

-

-

-

2
1

7
7

28
27

39

14

31

22

13

85

135

140

-

70

and
under

and

90

95

ICO

105

110

115

120

125

130

135

1 40

over

19

45
5
40
~

52
13
39

38
13
25
10

52
16
36
10

42
12
30
27

61
22
39
12

35
17
18
7

26
17
9
8

40
24
16
12

37
26
11
10

37
3 34
3
3

12

16
7

19
18

12
10

4
4

7
7

9
9

11
4

6

-

-

2
-

8

20
16

38
26

18
15

3
1

6
4

10
7

2
2

20
20

7
7

ME N
$
$
114.00 113.50
121.00 123.50
109.00 108.00
118.50 116.00

$
$
99.50-128.00
107.50-136.50
97.00-118.50
110.50-130.00

C L E R K S * A C C O U N T I N G , C L A S S A --M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------N Q 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 4 ----------

49 6
213
283
101

40.0
40.0
40. C
40.0

C L E R K S , A C C O U N T I N G , C L A S S B --N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------

223
177

40. 0
40. 0

86.00
83.00

82.50
79 . 5 0

71.00- 99.00
69.50- 97.50

C L E R K S , O R D E R --------------------N Q N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------

278
23 0

40.0 101.00
40. C 1 0 0 . 5 0

94.00
93.00

87.50-109.50
87.50-110.00

-

-

1
1
1
1

-

1
1
1
1

4

84
74

36
33

C L E R K S , PAYR O L L -----------------NONMANUFACTURING:
P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S 4 ----------

85

40. 0 1 1 0 . 0 0

112.50

99.50-122.50

-

-

3

5

2

4

4

4

3

6

25

2

12

3

6

2

4

42

40.0

112.50

112.50

110.50-115.00

1

-

2

-

5

25

2

7

-

-

-

-

O F F I C E BOYS ----------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------P U B L I C UTIL I T IES4 ----------

199
53
146
28

40. C
40.0
40.0
40. 0

59.50
61.50
58.50
70.50

56.00
58.00
55.00
63.00

5
1
4
4

2
1
1
1

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

4
4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

T ABU L A T I N G - M A C F I N E O P E R A T O R S ,
C L A S S A --------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------P U B L I C UTIL ITIES4 ----------

82
62
25

40.0 118.50
40.0 115.00
40. 5 1 1 9 . 0 0

121.00
118.50
119.00

107.00-128.50
108.00-127.00
112.00-128.50

4
3
3

9
-

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
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 ------------P U B L I C UT IL ITIES4 ----------

248
82
166
29

39. 5
96.00
97.50
40.0
39. 5 9 5 . 0 0
40.0 1 0 6 . 0 0

96.00
95.50
96.50
109.00

85.00-107.50
86.50-109.00
84.50-107.50
106.00-113.00

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
C L A S S C --------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------

97
63

40.0
39. 5

77.00
74.5 0

80.50
74.00

64.00- 90.50
62.00- 85.00

BILLERS, M A CHINE (BILLING
M A C H I N E ) --------------------------

54

40.0

78.50

82.00

60.00-

97.50

BILLERS, MA C H I N E (BOOKKEEPING
M A C H I N E ) --------------------------

58

40.0

76.50

69.50

62.50-

BOCKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
C L A S S A --------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------

192
54
138

40. C
40.0
40.0

89.00
85.50
90.50

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
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 -------------

396
117
27 9

40. 0
40.0
40. 0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------P U B L I C UTIL I T IES4 ----------

705
151
554
211

52.5053.5052.5057.50-

64.00
68.00
62.50
89.50

11

1

11

l
l

92
20
72
2

42
11
31
10

19
6
13

4

17

6

1
1
-

10

9
9

3

3

3

7

-

1

3

16

1

2
l
l

1

3

16
l
15

5

1

1

2

1

1

1

11
10

3
3

3
3

30
14
16

3
-

5
3
1

5
5
4

7
7
4

9
9
5

9
6
2

19
18
5

1
1
1

24
6
16

21
11
1C
“

45
3
42
12

16
3
13
10

7
1
6
1

10
10

-

~

1
1
1

1
1

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

15

3

l

l

-

-

-

-

_

12

_

_

1

_

_

_

_

4
4
-

5
2
3

8
1
7

8
1
7

-

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

-

-

-

3
2
1

-

1
1
-

1
1

2
2
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

94
15
79
67

6
2
4
4

4
1
3
2

2

14
3
11
11

15
2
13
13

23
4
19
~

28
8
20
2

29
15
14
2

6
-

17
15

6
-

26
14

~

“

3
3
l

11

l

7

2

4

~

_

7
7

21
21

l
-

1

13

2

7

94.00

5

6

8

12

88.00
84.00
90.50

78.50- 96.00
79.00- 93.00
78.50- 97.50

3

1
1

1
1

5
5

55
18
37

22
12
10

15
4
11

40
12
28

69.50
77.00
66.50

70. 5 0
74. 50
65.00

58.50- 76.00
70.00- 84.50
57.50- 73.50

19

98
35
63

38
19
19

20
7
13

10
10
-

29
11
18

-

19

41
17
24

1

1
1
"

93.50
39.5
93.00
40.0
39. 5
94.00
40.0 106.50

92.00
92.50
92.00
108.00

82.50-106.50
82.00-106.50
83.00-107.00
98.00-113.00

14
14
-

30
12
18
-

75
10
65
1

16
l
15
4

82
37
45
11

93
7
86
14

96
18
78
17

37
9
28
1C

54
16
38
7

12
5

-

.
~

1
1
~

4
4
-

WOMEN

See footn otes at end o f table,




3

9
9

17
17

106
11
95

-

-

18
-

18

1

71
16
55
48

-

2
2

_

2
2
-

-

5
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women— Continued
(Ave r a g e straight-time weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied o n an area basis
by industry division, K a n s a s City, M o . — Kans. , N o v e m b e r 1964)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

N u m b e r of w o r k e r s receiving straight-time w e ekly earnings of—
$

Average
weekly
hours1
(standard

$
40

Mean2

Median 2

Middle range 2

$

$

$

$

$

S

$

$

t

$

$

S

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

45

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

ICO

105

no

115

120

125

130

135

140

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

ICO

1C5

11C

115

120

125

130

135

140

over

13

45

140

190

233

1A

*7

*

*1

”
13

17
117

1
1

43

and
under
45

and

WOMEN - CONTINUED
1, 2 4 5

40.0

$
71.50

$

? !■ !
163

0. 0

o * r\r\
02.00

60* "0
70.50
76. >0

217
63
1 54

39. 5
40.0
39. 5

75.50
66.50
79.00

75.50
61.50
79.50

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96.50
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39. 5
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139

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17

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110
19

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171

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42
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57

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68*00
83*50
74.50- 101.50

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82*50
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77 00
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207

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32

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27
35

12

31
81

44
86

64
3C
34
17
42
16
26

13
13

1
141
32
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57
31
48
19
29
15

33
27
14
39
17
22

45
45

111
27
84

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9

20

1
1

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23
11

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25
58
21

28
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7

34
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3

17

2
37
18

15
15

23
21
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6
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women— Continued
(A v e r a g e s tra ig h t-tim e w eek ly hours and earn in gs fo r s e le c te d occupations studied on an a re a b asis
by indu stry d ivisio n , Kansas C ity, M o .-K a n s . , N o v e m b e r 1964)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)
Number

Sex, occupation, and industry division

workers

N u m ber
$

Average
weekly
hours1
( standard)

S
40

Me an2

Median 2

Middle range 2

S

$
45

50

$
55

$
60

of w o rk ers

65

70

r e c e iv in g

%

S

$

75

%
80

s tr a ig h t- tim e
$

85

$
90

w e e k ly

$
95

e a r n in g s o f—
$

$
IC O

105

$
110

$
115

$
120

S

$
125

13C

$
135

and

u n der
45

WOMEN -

14C

and

50

55

60

65

32

70

75

80

39

45

85

90

95

IC C

1 C5

18

110

115

120

125

130

135

140

o ve r

CONT INUED
$

SWITCHeoARC o p e r a t o r s ------------------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------- .
NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4----------------------SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTSMANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T IL I T IE S 4 ----------------------TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B ----------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
GENERAL----------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING--------------------------TY PI ST S, CLASS A -------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC UTIL I TIES4 ----------------------T YP IS T S, CLASS B -------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4----------------------- 1
4
3
2

$

$

$

373

4 0 .0

7 1 .5 0

7 0 .0 0

5 1 .0 0 -

9 0 .0 0

2

16

9

24

7

39

27

11

5

3

1

fc

-

-

-

-

77

4 0 .0

8 6 .5 0

8 5 .0 0

7 0 .0 0 - 1 0 1 .0 0

-

-

-

-

5

15

11

6

2

4

6

8

6

8 4 .0 0

2

89

16

9

27

24

34

18

5

14

33

15

5

6
-

-

4 9 .0 0 -

1
-

-

6 6 .0 0

3
-

-

6 7 .5 0

4
1

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40. 0

-

-

-

-

4 0 .0

9 3 .0 0

9 3 .0 0

9 1 .0 0 -

9 6 .0 0

“

“

“

1

~

1

5

23

9

3

26

296
42

89

~

4C5

3 9.5

74.50

7 2 .5 0

6 5 .5 0 -

8 1 .5 0

-

-

12

27

54

77

66

52

60

7 3.00

7 3 .5 0

6 7 .5 0 -

7 9 .5 0

-

-

-

11

17

20

41

30

26

6

15
-

1

4 0 . 0

4
-

8

154

2

255

3 9 .5

7 5 .0 0

7 1 .0 0

6 5 .0 0 -

8 3 .5 0

-

-

12

16

37

57

25

22

34

20

4

15

6

1
-

45

4 0 .0

8 7 .0 0

8 5 .0 0

7 7 .5 0 -

9 7 .5 0

~

~

~

~

5

1 3

5

“

4

14

4

79

4 0 .0

9 0 .5 0

9 2 .5 0

7 3 .5 0 - 1 1 0 .5 0

_

_

54

4 0 .0

8 9 .5 0

9 2 .5 0

7 2 .0 0 - 1 1 1 .0 0

385

3 9 .5

7 1 .0 0

7 0 .0 0

6 2 .5 0 -

7 9 .0 0

92

4 0 .0

7 3 .0 0

7 4 .0 0

6 9 .0 0 -

7 8 .0 0

_

_

-

-

7
_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

7

_

_

_

_

2

1

_

_

_

_

_

6

6

12

3

3

2

17

l

8

17

~

6

6

5

3

2

~

12

1

2

17

15

47

70

64

38

69

38

44

3

22

24

29

10

2

1

1

j

_

14

46

67

42

14

40

28

42

55

6 3

39

71

103

32

38

-

1
-

22

10

9

23

52

13

-

1

33

53

30

48

51

19

31

17

1C

“

-

6

11

10

13

11

3
12

39. C

7 0 .0 0

6 7 .5 0

6 1 .0 0 -

7 9 .5 0

-

521

39. 5

7 8 .5 0

7 6 .5 0

6 6 .5 0 -

8 8 .5 0

_

212

4 0 .0

8 2 .5 0

7 9 .0 0

7 2 .5 0 -

9 4 .0 0

-

3 9 .5

7 5 .5 0

7 4 .0 0

6 4 .0 0 -

8 4 .5 0

-

4 0. 0

8 6 .0 0

8 6 .0 0

7 8 .0 0 -

9 3 .0 0

-

~

6 5 .0 0

21

68

_
_

-

~

293

309

_
_

-

5

7

48

34

9

15

2

5

6

31

24

4

4

2
-

5
-

6
-

6 3 .0 0

5 7 .5 0 -

7 1 .0 0

-

208

171

64

80

23

12

369

4 0 .0

7 0 .5 0

7 0 .5 0

6 3 .5 0 -

7 6 .0 0

-

-

9

42

60

63

97

31

47

13

4

952

3 9 .5

6 2 .5 0

6 0 .5 0

5 6 .5 0 -

6 7 .5 0

-

21

123

315

181

145

74

33

33

10

B

4 0 .0

7 5 .0 0

6 9 .5 0

6 5 .5 0 -

8 7 .5 0

17

27

11

4

6

8

11
4

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

9

83

5
5

_
-

9

1 ,3 2 1

39. 5

132

357

1

241

3

1 Standard hours re flect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-tim e salaries and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours.
2 The mean is computed for each job by totaling the earnings of all workers and dividing by the number of w orkers.
The median designates position— half of the employees surveyed receive m ore
than the rate shown; half receive less than the rate shown.
The middle range is defined by 2 rates of pay; a fourth of the workers earn less than the lower of these rates and a fourth earn m ore than the
higher rate.
3 Workers were distributed as follow s: 25 at $ 140 to $ 145; 4 at $ 145 to $ 150; and 5 at $155 and over.
4 Transportation, communication, and other public u tilities.




7
Table A-2. Professional and Technical O ccupations—Men and W omen
( A v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y h o u r s and e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o cc u p a t io n s st udied on an a r e a b a s is
b y i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n , K a n s a s C it y , M o . - K a n s . , N o v e m b e r 1964)
W eekly earn in gs1
(standard)

Sex, occ up at io n,

and i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n

Num ber
of
workers

A verage
weeklyhours1
(standard)

N u m b e r of 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 of—
$

$
70

M e an 2

M edian 2

M iddle range 2

75

$
8C

$
85

*

$
90

$
95

$
100

$
105

*
1 10

$
115

$
120

$
125

$
130

$
135

140

80

85

90

95

10C

105

110

115

120

125

130

135

140

145

7
7

17
14

1
l

9
8

12

19
12

4
4

12

1
1

3

—

3
3

and
und er
75

1
2

as
67

O O

NURSES, INCUS TRI AL ( R E G I S T E R E D ) ----MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------

.*» *
O O

WOMEN

107.50
107.00

$
109.00
109.00

9 4 .50-117.00
93 .0 0 -1 2 0 .0 0

1
1

—

—

4

9

3

Sta nda rd h ou r s r e f l e c t the w o r k w e e k f o r w h i c h e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v e t h e i r r e g u l a r s t r a i g h t - t i m e s a l a r i e s and the e a r n i n g s c o r r e s p o n d to th e se w e e k l y ho urs .
F o r de fi n it io n o f t e r m s , s e e fo ot n o t e 2, t a bl e A - l .




Da ta w e r e not c o l l e c t e d f o r d r a f t s m e n and t r a c e r s due t o the r e v i s i o n of o cc u p a t io n a l
d e s c r i p t i o n s , w h i c h w e r e r e v i s e d to f a c i l i t a t e i m p r o v e d c l a s s i f i c a t i o n . (S ee a p pen dix A . ) It
w a s not f e a s i b l e to c o l l e c t e a rn i n g s data b y m a i l the f i r s t y e a r ; h o w e v e r , e a r n in g s data f o r
d r a f t s m e n and t r a c e r s w i l l be c o l l e c t e d b y p e r s o n a l v i s i t and pu bl is h e d n ex t y e a r .

8

Table A-3. Office, Professional, and Technical Occupations—Men and Women Combined
(A v e r a g e s tra ig h t-tim e w e e k ly hours and earnings fo r s e le c te d occupations studied on an a re a b asis
by in du stry d ivisio n , K ansas C ity, M o .-K a n s . , N o v e m b e r 1964)
Average

Average

Occupation and industry division

Number
of
workers

Weekly
hours 1
(standard)

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS

CFFICE OCCUPATIONS

66
53

BILLERS, MACHINE (BOOKKEEPING
MACHINE) -----------------------------------

58

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B ---------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

4 0. 0
4 0 .0

o
o

BILLERS, MACHINE (B IL L IN G
MACHINE) --------------------------N.O ANUF ACTUR I N G --------NM

BCCKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A -------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------NCNMANUFACTURING------------------

Occupation and industry di vision

-

Number
of
workers

Weekly
hours 1
(standard)

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

CONTINUED

CFFICE OCCUPATIONS -

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS ----------------------$
83.00
MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------87.50
PUBLIC UT IL IT IES2 -----------------------

565
179
386
26

40. 0
40. 0
40 .0
40.0

$
78.50
83.5 0
7 6.0 0
9 3 .5 0

7 6.5 0 DUPLICATING-MACHINE OPERATORS
( MIMECGRAPH OR DITTO ) ---------------------

55

4C.0

6 8. 0 0

39.5
40.0
39. 5

8 5.0 0
8 5.5 0
85.0 0

199
54
145

40.0
4 0 .0
4C.0

89.0 0 KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A -----------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------85.50
NCNMANUFACTURING -------------------------90.00

174
73
101

40C
120

40.0
40 .0
40.0

7 0.0 0
77.50
6 6.5 0

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B -----------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2-----------------------

1,415
2 74
1,145
276

40.0
40. C
40.0
40.0

7 3.5 0
74 .5 0
7 3.5 0
8 3.5 0

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

6 1.5 0
6 1 .0 0
6 1. 5 0
7 2 .0 0

2 8C

Occupation and industry div isio n

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A —
MANUFACTURING ---------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------PUBLIC U T IL IT I E S 2 -------------

l , 201
364
€3 7
312

4 0 . C 102.00 OFFICE BOYS ANC GIRLS------------------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------4 C. 0 109.00
NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------39.5
99.00
PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2----------------------40. C 110.50

347
69
278
47

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B
MANUFACTURING -----------------NUNMANUFACTURING ------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2 ---------

1,468
312
1, 156
212

40. C
39 .5
40. 0
40 .0

74.0 0
75.00
73.50
85.0 0

SECRETARIES ----------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2-----------------------

2,16 4
717
1,447
237

39.5
40.0
39 .5
40.0

CLERKS, FIL E, CLASS A ----------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2 -----------------------

230
63
167
62

39. 5
40 .0
39. 5
4 0. 0

77.00
66 .5 0
80.50
94 .0 0

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL --------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2-----------------------

1 , 24 5
457
788
167

4 0 .C
40.0
40 .0
4 0 .0

80.00
84.50
77.50
89.5 0

CLERKS, FI LE , CLASS B ----------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2 -----------------------

636
69
567
67

39.5
4 0 .0
39. 5
4 0. 0

6 2. 5 0 STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR ----------------------MANUFACTUR I N G -------------------------------6 5.5 0
NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------62 .5 0
PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2----------------------75.00

83C
264
566
9C

39.5
40.0
39. 5
4 0 .0

9 0 .0 0
101.0 0
8 4.5 0
100.50

CLERKS, F IL E , CLASS C ----------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

565
546

39.5
39. 0

CLERKS, ORCER ----------MANUFACTUR I N G ----NONMANUFACTURING ■

673
138
535

40 .0
40.0
4 0 .0

374
77
297
42

40.0
4 0 .0
40.0
4 0 .0

71.5 0
86.5 0
6 7 .5 0
93 .0 0

CLERKS, PAYROLL -----MANUFACTURING ----NCNMANUFACTURING
PUBLIC UT IL IT IE

466
232
234

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

5 6.5 0 SWITCHECARC OPERATORS------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------56.00
NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC UT IL IT IES2----------------------8 5.0 0
8 8.5 0
84.00 SWITCHEGARC OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTSMANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------9 0.0 0
PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2----------------------86.5 0
9 3.0 0
102.50

409
154
255
45

39. 5
40. C
39.5
40.0

CONTINUED

96
73
27

40.0
40.0
40. 5

116.00
1 1 3. 0 0
1 1 8. 50

TABULATING-MACFINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B ----------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC UTIL IT I E S 2-----------------------

327
107
22C
52

40.0
4 0 .0
39.5
40.0

9 4 .5 0
96 .5 0
9 3 .5 0
96 .0 0

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS C ----------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

139
98

4 0 .0
39.5

76. 00
73. 50

TRANSCRIBING-MACFINE OPERATORS,
GENERAL----------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

385
92
293

39 .5
40.0
39. C

7 1 .0 0
7 3 .0 0
70 .0 0

T YP IS TS , CLASS A -------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2-----------------------

528
214
314
73

39 .5
40.0
39.5
4 0 .0

78 .5 0
82 .5 0
7 6 .0 0
8 7. 00

T YP IS T S , CLASS 8 -------------------------------MANUFACTURING--------- ----------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2-----------------------

1,337
370
967
92

39 .5
40.0
39 .5
40 .0

6 5 .0 0
70.50
62.50
7 5 .0 0

85
67

40.0
4 0 .0

107.50
10 7. 00

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS

NURSES, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED) ----MANUFACTURING --------------------------------

1 Standard hours r e fl e c t the w or kwe ek for which emplo yee s r e c e i v e their re gul ar st ra ig h t- ti m e sa la rie s and the earnings corres po nd to these wee kly hours.
2 Transportation, communication, and other public utilities.




Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

TABULATING-MACFINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A ---------------------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2-----------------------

74.5 0
73.00
75 .0 0
8 7. 0 0

98.00
96 .5 0
9 8.5 0
109.0 0

Number
of
workers

9
Table A-4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A v e r a g e s tra ig h t-tim e h ou rly earn in gs fo r m en in s e le c te d occupations studied on an a re a basis
by in du stry d ivisio n , K ansas C ity, M o .-K a n s . , N o v e m b e r 1964)

Occupation and industry division

$
1.50
Mean2

Median 2

S
1.60

$
1.70

$
1.80

$
$
$
$
1.90 2.0 0 2. 10 2 . 2 C

1.70

1.80

1.90

2.00

$
2.30

$
$
$
2.40 2.50 2.60

2.70

$
2 .8C

$
$
$
$
$
2.9 C 3 .00 3. 10 3 .20 3 . 4 0

S
3.60

$
3.8 0

>
o
o
->
c
(V
o

N u m b e r of w o r k e r s receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—

Hourly earnings *
Number
of
workers

3.CC 3,.1C 3 . 2 0

4 . 2 0 over

$

$

$

Middle range 2

$
3 .3 0
3. 3 0
3 .3 0
2 .6 8

$
3. 3 6
3 .3 8
3 .2 0
2.51

592
517
75

3.4 2
3.42
3.4 3

3.47
3 .4 7
3.8 1

3 . 3 1 - 3.5 6
3 . 3 4 - 3 .5 5
3 . 0 1 - 3 .8 9

ENGINEERS, STATIONARY ----------------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

379
271
1C8

3 .3 0
3.41
3.02

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

3.103.312.61-

FIREMEN, STATIONARY BOILER -------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------

170
138

2 .6 0
2.6 3

2 .6 8
2.7 1

2 . 4 3 - 2.90
2 . 5 8 - 3.17

27
27

HELPERS, MAINTENANCE TRAOES -----------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NGNMANUF ACTURING:
PUBLIC UTIL IT I ES3 -----------------------

285
248

2.6 6
2.65

2 .8 4
2 .8 4

2 .4 9 - 2.93
2 . 5 3 - 2 .9 0

27
27

29

2.65

2 .4 9

2.44-

2 .9 5

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS, TOOLROOM —
MANUFACTURING --------------------------------

242
242

3. 17
2.17

3. 1 6
3 .1 6

2.982.98-

3.41
3 .4 1

MACHINISTS, MAINTENANCE ------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------

491
486

3.43
3.43

3.49
3 .4 9

3.313.31-

3.6 4
3.6 4

MECHANICS, AUTOMOTIVE
(MAINTENANCE) -----------------------------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3-----------------------

692
238
454
398

3.09
3.1 0
3.0 8
2.13

3.1 3
2 .9 8
3. 1 7
3.21

2 . 9 2 - 3 .3 5
2 . 9 3 - 3.27
2 . 0 2 - 3.35
2 . 9 6 - 3 .3 7

MECHANICS, MAINTENANCE --------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------

424
360

3.2 0
3.11

3 .2 0
3 .1 8

3.073.03-

3 .4 5
3.42

MILLWRIGHTS ----------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------

262
262

3.4 3
3.4 3

3 .4 5
3.4 5

3.413.41-

62
62

2 .7 4
2.7 4

2 .6 7
2 .6 7

2 . 6 0 - 2 .8 9
2 . 6 0 - 2.89

PAINTERS, MAINTENANCE ----------------------MANUFACTURING--------------------------------

105
78

3. 32
3.3 3

3.29
3.3 5

3.193.21-

3.48
3.4 7

PIPEFITTERS, MAINTENANCE -----------------MANUFACTURING--------------------------------

317
310

3.4C
3.41

3 .4 3
3.4 4

3.373.37-

56
52

3.3 8
3.39

3. 4 2
3. 4 4

3 . 2 2 - 3 .5 3
3 . 2 1 - 3.5 5

TCOL ANC DIE MAKERS-------------------------MANUFACTURING--------------------------------

253
253

3.41
3.41

3 .4 4
3.4 4

_

33
27
6
~

32
32
-

3
3
2

2
1
1
~

24
1
23
~

30
16
14

29
27
2

90
90

313
309
4

48
48
“

35
35

3
3

35
28
7

30
l
29

24
8
16

82
64
18

132
131
1

41
39
2

_
-

-

_

10
10

25
25

6
6

-

-

-

_

-

-

187
187

3
~

_

7
7
-

1
1
-

2
1
1
“

4

_

1

-

1

8
6
2

14
6
8

16
15
l

_

_

_

_

1

~

-

l

_

_

_

_

2

3

3

_

2

17

4

-

-

_
“

“

-

2

3

3

~

2

17

4

_

_

_

4

4
-

2

_

17
7

3

35
34

21
21

16
8

_

9
8

8
8

22
7

16
16

12
10

_

ice
1C8

22
9

54
48

_

-

-

2
2

-

2
2

-

70
7C

2
2

78
78

23
23

65
65

35
35

12
12

19
19

6
6

75
75

144
144

_

~

_

_

_

'

4
4

-

-

-

_

'
“

_

2
2
-

_

-

_

2
2
~

~

_

_

3 . 2 1 - 3.5 9
3 . 2 1 - 3 .5 9

-

_

3
3
3

6
6
6

-

_

_

_
-

-

3
3

-

-

“

_

-

4
4
3

5
5
“

_
-

14
12

6
6

10
8

6
6
6

-

9
9

-

_

_
-

_
-

1
1

10
10
-

32
3?
?

59
3
56
56

9
5

1
1

24
24

11
11

13
13

9

“

17C
134
36
24

7
6
1
1

104
8
96

-

39
39

2
2

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

_

22

7
7

6
6

-

-

_

7
7

~

_

_

-

_

_

_

-

-

_

_

_

_

-

~

-

_

17
17
-

88

-

21
21
21

96
83

52
51

110
110

-

44

5

26
26

212
212

10
10

-

_

_

_

3

3
-

-

-

5

2
2

“

_

~

l
1

_

3
1

_

1
1

_

18
16

32
25

34
32

5

-

_

2
2

4
4

20
20

66
66

206
206

12
12

-

1
1

_

_

3

9

7

5

12

8

8
8

_

5

23
23

_

7
9

-

-

29
29

59
59

81
81

55

_

_

20
20

55

4

-

1C
10

“

_

67
32
35
35

1
1

~

_

~

172
28
144
144

1C
1C

22

6
-

4
4

7

3
3

-

-

-

Excludes p r e m i u m pay for o vertime and for w o r k on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
F o r definition of terms, see footnote 2, table A-l.
Transportation, communication, and other public utilities.




18
5
13
3

8

3.48
3.4 8

SHEET-METAL WORKERS, MAINTENANCE —
MANUFACTURING-------------------------- ------

3.8C

8
8

3.4 9
3.4 9

MANUFACTURING --------------------------------

3.60

2. SC

4

$
$
3 . 1 1 - 3.48
3 . 3 0 - 3 .4 5
2 .5 5 - 4.03
2 . 4 5 - 2 .5 9

ELECTRICIANS, MAINTENANCE ---------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

2. 30 2 . 4 0

o
CO
<J
\

147
79
68
26

2.20

2.70

13

CARPENTERS, MAINTENANCE ------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3-----------------------

2.1 0

2. 50 2 . 6 0

13
13

1.60

3.5 3
3 .5 6
3.1 9

3.40

.*
e
o
o

under

10
Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations
(A v e r a g e s tra ig h t-tim e h ou rly earn in gs fo r s e le c te d occupations studied on an a re a b a sis
by in d u stry d iv is io n , Kansas C ity, M o .-K a n s ., N o v e m b e r 1964)
Hourly earnings 2

Oc cu pat ion 1 and industry division

Number
of
workers

Num be r of w o r k e r s re c e i v i n g s tra igh t-t im e hourly earnings of—
$

ler
Mean 3

Median 3

*

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

*

$

S

$

$

$

1 . 0 0 1 . 10 1 . 2 0 1.30 1.40 1.50 1 . 6 0 1 . 70 1 . 80 1 .90 2 .00 2 . 1 0 2 .2 0 2. 3 0 2 . 4 0 2 .5 0 2. 6 0 2. 7 0 2.80 3. 0 0 3. 2 0 3 . 4 0

Middle range3

0 under
1 . 1 0 1 . 2 0 1.3 0 1.4C 1.50 1.60 1 . 70 1 . 80 1.90 2 .00 2 . 1 0 2 .2 0 2.3C 2. 40 2 . 5 0 2 . 6 0 2 . 7 0 2. 8 0 3.00 3. 2 0 3 .4 0
ELEVATOR OPERATORS, PASSENGER
(WOMEN) ---------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING--------------------

111

$
1.36
1.36

$
1.51
1.52

$
$
1 . 0 9 - 1.56
1 . 0 8 - 1.5 6

-

GUAROS AND WATCHMEN -------------------MANUFACTURING------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------

83 5
385
450

2.0 4
2 .6 7
1. 50

1.94
2 .9 2
1.33

1 . 3 1 - 2.9 0
2 . 4 2 - 3.0 1
1 . 2 6 - 1.48

9
9

~

-

GUARDS-'
MANUFACTURING -------------------------

306

2.8 1

2 .9 5

2.60-

-

-

-

MANUFACTURING -------------------------

79

2 .1 6

2 .0 4

1 . 8 1 - 2 .7 3

-

-

-

-

-

-

18

-

-

16

4

5

6

5

1

2

-

JAM TCRS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS
MANUFACTURING ------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING -------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4----------------

2, 77 7
1,225
1,552
155

1. 8 9
2 .2 4
1.61
2.06

1.83
2 .3 4
1.59

1 . 5 4 - 2 .3 6
1 .9 2 - 2.60
1 . 3 2 - 1.85
1 . 8 5 - 2.2 9

n
>i
~

161
161

57
57
~

63
63
14

114

73
17
56

326
55
271
19

256
98
158

188
38
150
4

196
55
141

173
99
74
32

77
59
18

38
33
5

145
124
25

35
14

6

1

181
84
97
58

245
218
27
5

-

9
5
4
4

_
-

5
4
l

2
2

-

1

~

5 7C
40
53C
163

488
217
271
135

507

113

68

101
12

33
16
17

29
27

59
37

2

22

250

21

12
8

11
6

269

4

5

IIS

3.03

33
33

7
7

“

8
2

3
3

65
63

3
3

187
187

103
103

51
51

26
19
7

~

5
5
~

-

-

-

1

2

5

and
o ve r

2
2

25

26

14

21

6
20

11

13
7

6

14
9
5

23
19
4

17
5

111
110
1

2

9
9
~

_
-

1

54
35
19

99
97

3

32
9
23

22

9

4

5

2

6

3

4

6

33

9

19

8

106

97

-

-

-

9

4

-

9

-

305
281
24
15

36
16

8
8

20
6

-

2
2

_
-

3
3
-

10

~

watchmen:

2 .2 1

_

JA M TC RS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS
( WOMEN) ---------------------------------------MANUFACTURING------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING -------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4----------------

411
55
256
37

1.58
1.76
1.5 6
1.99

1.55
1.55
1.55
1.87

1 . 3 9 - 1.65
1 . 3 5 - 2.2 8
1 . 5 0 - 1.62
1 . 7 7 - 2.18

_
-

LABORERS, MATERIAL HANDLING ----MANUFACTURING------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING -------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4----------------

4, 524
1,617
2, 507
1,519

2 .3 8
2.3 4
2.4 0
2.6 7

2.4 1
2 .4 7
2. 4 0
2 .6 0

2 . 1 8 - 2.72
1 .9 7 - 2.74
2 .2 2 - 2.69
2 . 4 2 - 3.1 1

_
-

“

ORDER FILLERS ----------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------

1,320
444
876

2 .4 C
2 .4 8
2.36

2.6 3
2 .6 4
2.62

2 . 1 2 - 2.83
2 .2 5 - 2.77
2 . 0 3 - 2.8 5

-

-

PACKERS, SHIPPING ----------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------

932
256
676

2.31
2.3 5
2.30

2.3 5
2 .3 9
2 .3 5

2 . 0 8 - 2.7 1
2 . 0 5 - 2.7 2
2 . 1 2 - 2.71

-

~

-

PACKERS, SHIPPING (WOMEN) --------MANUFACTURING------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------

405
193

1.89
2.0 5
1.74

1.80
1.83
1.67

1 . 4 6 - 2.15
1 . 5 2 - 2.3 8
1 . 4 0 - 2.13

~

~

3
3

-

212

RECEIVING CLERKS ------------------------MANUFACTURING------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------

364

2.48

122

2 .66

~

-

2 .3 9

2 . 2 3 - 2 .8 3
2 . 4 0 - 2.9 3
2 . 1 8 - 2 .6 4

-

242

2 .3 8
2 .7 9
2.3 3

~

SHIPPING CLERKS --------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------

159
116
83

2.6 0
2 .5 0
2.7 2

2.6 2
2 .6 0
2. 7 1

208
98
11C

2.72
2.5 4
2.8 7

2 .8 6
2.8 3
2 .9 6

2 . 5 5 - 2 .9 9
2 . 3 0 - 2.8 7
2 . 7 3 - 3.05

-

TRUCKCR IVERS 5 -----------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING -------------------PUBLIC UT I L I TI ES 4----------------

2,492
679
1,813
1,059

2.88

3 .1 0
3.0 3
3.1 1
3.1 4

2 . 7 5 - 3.16
2 . 8 1 - 3.18
2 . 7 1 - 3.1 6
3 . 1 1 - 3.17

-

2

1

2 . 3 4 - 2 .7 9
2 .2 8 - 2.78
2 . 3 5 - 3.1 7

SHIPPING ANC RECEIVING CLERKS MANUFACTURINC ------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------

21
93
4

See footn otes at end of table.




2.91

2. 86
3.0 8

12
8
4
~

2

10

38
38

25
25
14

21
8

432
126
306
7

64
61
3

38
14
24

1

2

101

13
9
4

12

39
39

52
13
39
~

11
6

175

5

173
~

11

73
48
25

65
64

2

_ u

4
4
~

~

1
10
10

145
31
114
~

150
92
58

92
15
77

75
55

1

20
1

10

20
1

87

8

41
24
17

100

4

23
13

17
83

21
66

47
47

12
2
10

70
45
25

73

9
9

13
7

8

-

-

2

11

~

~

-

~

83
13
70

2?
8
14

ll
90

-

8

43
43

26
19
7

35
23

12

4
4

57
33
24

48
28

17
4
13

14
4

64
56

10

8

15
15

-

20

52
4
48

3

18
3
15

7
7

-

2
2

2

2
2

2
2
*

7
4
3

60
60

36
4
32

11
11

-

3

“

-

8

_

1

62

11
51
-

-

2
8
8

19

12
61

21
1C

439
439

6
6
-

3

1

-

-

-

~

360
268
92

349
219
130
55

466
3
463
462

2
1
1

19
19
-

139

387
63
324

17

_
-

6
6

1
1

503
175
328
250
148
57
91

111

40
35
5

150
53
97

_
-

-

28

_

-

-

-

-

75
17
62

8
6
2

15
5

26
15

15
5

10

11

10

1C
10

50

1C
9

6
6

12
11

-

38

_

88
9
79
5
5

24
24
-

~

-

-

-

1
-

1

-

~

-

15
5

10

16
16

2
-

2

_

-

112
1
111
~

-

-

-

-

2

15

61

-

12
3
1

26

2
~

35

_

-

2
2
“

l

8

1

8

13

10
3

SC
SC
-

22
22

!

1
-

_

-

-

-

21
21

10
2

18
18

_
-

44
4
40
1236
234

1

-

1
3

3

-

-

14

9
9

3

3

97
61
36

12
l

22
8

11
5

14
13

133
7
126

190
64
126

361
143
218

6

10 1

4
4

~

_

22
8

21
33
1

~

6
6

_

l
-

54

_
-

103
60
43

40
24
16

12

6
11
4
4
~

1

-

2
1

“

~

-

-

_

3

-

-

8

-

~

2

2

-

-

2

2

1002

171
145
26

_
-

921

11

~

1]
Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations— Continued
(A v e r a g e straighi.-ti.m e h ou rly earn in gs fo r s e le c te d occupations studied on an a re a b asis
by in du stry d iv is io n , K ansas C ity, M o .-K a n s ., N o v e m b e r 1964)

Number of w orkers receiving straight-tim e hourly earnings of—

Hourly earnings 2

Oc cu pa tio n 1 and industry division

$
1.00

Number
of
woAers

M“ " J

TAUCKCRI VERS5 -

Median3

Middle range3

%

1.,70

%
$
1. R0 1. 90 2. 0 0

$
2.10

$
S
2.2C 2.3 0

1.30

l .4 C 1.50

1.60

1.7C

1.,80

1. 9C 2 . 0 0

2.20

2.30

15
5
10

2
2

7

2

1
6

-

~

1
1

Un d e r
and
$
1.00 under
1.10 1. 20

S

2. 1 0

$
$
2.4 0 2.5 0

$
2.6 0

S
2.70

2.80

$
3.00

S
3.20

$
3.40

2.60

2. 70

2.80

3.00

3.20

3.4 0

over

10
7
3

31
1
30

19
15
4

15
13
2

39
6
33
1

123
123
-

116
20
96
86

104
100
4
~

487
130
357
354

8
8
-

$
$
$
$
1.30 1.40 1.50 1.60

15
15

_

24
24
"

166
18
148

397
48
349

29
15
14
S

97
97
-

227
227

385
289
96

77
74

2 - 40 2.5 0

t

CCNTINUEC

TRUCKCRIVERS, LIGHT IUNDER
1-1/2 TONS) -----------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

167
61
1C6

$
2.30
2.4 5

2.22

$
2.31
2 .6 9
1.9 9

$
1.921.9 6 1.9 1 -

$
2 .7 8
2.99
2 .7 3

TRUCKCRIVERS. MEDIUM ( 1 - 1 / 2 TO
AND INCLUDING 4 TONS) ----------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NGNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4 -----------------------

1.C72
289
783
455

2 .7 8
2 .8 5
2 .7 5
3.03

2 .9 5
2 .7 7
3 .1 4

2 . 6 2 - 3.1 4
2 .8 2 - 3.08
2 . 5 8 - 3 .1 4
3 . 1 0 - 3.17

TRUCKCRIVERS. HEAVY (CVER 4 TGNS ,
TRAILER TYPE I -------------------------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

670
113
557

2.98
2 .8 9
3.00

3 .1 2
2 .8 9
3.1 2

TRUCKERS. POWER (FO R K LIF T) -------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4 -----------------------

1,140
833
3C7
39

2.6 7
2.75
2.45
2. 4 5

2. 7 5
2 .7 8
2. 3 7
2. 3 7

TRUCKERS, POWER (OTHER THAN
FORKLIFT) ------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4 -----------------------

1
2
3
4
5

$
$
1. 10 1.20

235
168
67
58

2.8 2
2.96
2.4 5
2.5 1

2 .8 8

2 .7 8
2.8 5
2 .4 7
2.7 1

~

-

2

3
3

50
16
34

2
2

11
10
1

_
-

12
10
2

SC

-

_

_

_

.

-

-

2

55
8
47
2

_

_

_

_

_

_

60

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

60

-

2 . 9 4 - 3 .1 6
2 . 7 2 - 3 .1 4
2 . 9 6 - 3.16

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

45

_

45

-

2 . 5 4 - 2.85

_

_

_

-

_

_

30

_

-

-

25
25

-

-

-

-

-

-

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

12
12
-

2 . 66 - 2 . 8 6
2.302.33-

2.722.762.252.27-

2.8 3
2 .4 3

2.92
2.95
2.75
2 .7 5

-

2
2

and late shifts.

1

9

-

1
8

1

_

Data lim ited to men workers except where otherwise indicated.
Excludes premium pay for overtim e and for work on weekends, holidays,
F o r definition of term s, see footnote 2, table A - l .
Transportation, communication, and other public u tilities.
Includes all drivers regardless of size and type of truck operated.




-

2

-

SC

1

.

26

1

-

26
20

3
-

3
1

ICS
7
IC2
25

-

14
-

14
13

-

-

102
89
13

-

7

1

_

7
7

1
1

-

96

66

84
84

30

-

30

~
l
1
-

15
15
2
2

3

-

3

~

~

-

“

_
-

18
18
-




Appendix A. Changes in Occupational Descriptions

Draftsman. The revised descriptions for draftsman (class A, B,
and C; and draftsman-tracer) replace the previous designations for drafts­
man (leader, senior, and junior; and tracer) and emphasize the distinction
between drafting and design skills. Therefore, if data are presented for
any of these occupations, such data are not comparable to data previously
published. In areas where current employment and earnings information
was collected largely by mail this year and will be collected by a personal
visit by Bureau field economists next year, data for these occupations will
be presented next year.

Since the Bureau’s last survey, occupational descriptions for
draftsman and switchboard operator were revised in order to obtain salaryinformation for more specific categories.
Switchboard operator. The revised description for switchboard
operator arranges these workers into two defined classes (A and B) instead
of a single category, clarifying the criteria of types of calls handled and
types of information provided. The combination of class A and class B
data, where both are published, is comparable to the single designation,
if previously published.




The revised occupational descriptions are included in appendix B.

13




Appendix B. 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 Bureau's job descriptions may
differ significantly from those in use in individual establishments or those prepared for other purposes. In
applying these job descriptions, the Bureau's field economists are instructed to exclude working supervisors,
apprentices, learners, beginners, trainees, handicapped, part-time, temporary, and probationary workers.
O FF IC E
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 type­
writer 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, balance 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 invoices
from customers' purchase orders, internally prepared orders, shipping
memorandums, etc. Usually involves application of predetermined
discounts and shipping charges and entry of necessary extensions,
which may or may not be computed on the billing machine, and
totals which are automatically accumulated by machine. The oper­
ation 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, cus­
tomers' 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, e t c ., which
may or may not have typewriter keyboard) to prepare customers' bills
as part of the accounts receivable operation. Generally involves the
simultaneous entry of figures on customers' ledger record, fhe ma­
chine 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 bookkeeping.
Works from uniform and standard types of sales and credit slips.




CLERK, ACCOUNTING
Class A. Under general direction of a bookkeeper or accountant,
has responsibility for keeping one or more sections of a complete set
of books or records relating to one phase of an establishment's busi­
ness transactions. Work involves posting and balancing subsidiary

15

16
CLERK, ACCOUNTING—Continued
ledger or ledgers such as accounts receivable or accounts payable;
examining and coding invoices or vouchers with proper accounting
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 accounting clerks.
Class B. Under supervision, performs one or more routine ac­
counting operations such as posting simple journal vouchers or accounts
payable vouchers, entering vouchers in voucher registers; reconciling
bank accounts; and posting subsidiary ledgers controlled by general
ledgers, or posting simple cost accounting data. This job does not
require a knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles but
is found in offices in which the more routine accounting work is
subdivided on a functional basis among several woikers.
CLERK, FILE
Class A. In an established filing system containing a number
of varied subject matter files, classifies and indexes file material
such as correspondence, reports, technical documents, etc. May
also file this material. May keep records of various types in con­
junction with the files. May lead a small group of lower level file
clerks.
Class B. Sorts, codes, and files unclassified material by simple
(subject matter) headings or partly classified material by finer sub­
headings. 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 classi­
fication system ( e . g . , alphabetical, chronological, or numerical).
As requested, locates readily available material in files and forwards
material; and may fill out withdrawal charge. Performs 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




CLERK, ORDER—Continue d
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, followup 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 necessary
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, working days, time,
rate, deductions for insurance, and total wages due. May make out paychecks and assist paymaster in making up and distributing pay envelopes.
May use a calculating machine.
COMPTOMETER OPERATOR
Primary duty is to operate a Comptometer to perform mathe­
matical 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 responsibilities,
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.
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

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KEYPUNCH OPERATOR—Continued

STENOGRAPHER, SENIOR

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.

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 setup and maintain files, keep records, etc.

Class B. Under close supervision or following specific procedures
or instructions, transcribes data from source documents to punched
cards. Operates a numerical and/or alphabetical or combination
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,
e t c ., are referred to supervisor.

OR

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

Performs stenographic duties requiring significantly greater inde­
pendence and responsibility than stenographers, general as evidenced by
the following: Work requires high degree of stenographic speed and accu­
racy; and a thorough working knowledge of general business 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,
e tc .; composing simple letters from general instructions; reading and
routing incoming mail; and answering routine questions, etc. Does not
include transcribing-machine work.

SECRETARY

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR

Performs secretarial and clerical duties for a superior in an ad­
ministrative or executive position. Duties include making appointments
for superior; receiving people coming into office; answering and 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.

Class A. Oj>erates a single- or multiple-position telephone
switchboard handling incoming, outgoing, intraplant or office calls. Per­
forms full telephone information service or handles complex calls, such
as conference, collect, overseas, or similar calls, either in addition to
doing routine work as described for switchboard operator, class B, or as a
full-time assignment. ("Full” telephone information service occurs when
the establishment has varied functions that are not readily understandable
for telephone information purposes, e. g . , because of overlapping or
interrelated functions, and consequently present frequent problems as to
which extensions are appropriate for calls.)

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.)




Class B. Operates a single- or multiple-position telephone
switchboard handling incoming, outgoing, intraplant or office calls. May
handle routine long distance calls and record tolls. May perform limited
telephone information service. ("Limited" telephone information service
occurs if the functions of the establishment serviced are readily under­
standable for telephone information purposes, or if the requests are routine,
e . g . , giving extension numbers when specific names are furnished, or
if complex calls are referred to another operator.)

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SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONIST
In addition to performing duties of operator on a single position
or monitor-type switchboard, acts as receptionist and may also type or
perform routine clerical work as part of regular duties. This typing or
clerical work may take the major part of this worker's time while at
switchboard.

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR— Continued
specific instructions. May include simple wiring from diagrams and
some filing woik. The work typically involves portions of a work
unit, for example, individual sorting or collating runs or repetitive
operations.

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Class A. Operates a variety of tabulating or electrical account­
ing machines, typically including such machines as the tabulator,
calculator, interpreter, collator, and others. Performs complete
reporting assignments without close supervision, and performs difficult
wiring as required. The complete reporting and tabulating assign­
ments typically involve a variety of long and complex reports which
often are of irregular or nonrecurring type requiring some planning
and sequencing of steps to be taken. As a more experienced oper­
ator, is typically involved in training new operators in machine
operations, or partially trained operators in wiring from diagrams
and operating sequences of long and complex reports. Does not
include wodcing 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 account­
ing machines such as the tabulator and calculator, in addition to the
sorter, reproducer, and collator. This woik is performed under specific
instructions and may include the performance of some wiring from
diagrams. The wodc typically involves, for example, tabulations
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 pro­
cedures are well established. May also include the training of new
employees in the basic operation of the machine.
Class C. Operates simple tabulating or electrical accounting
machines such as the sorter, reproducing punch, collator, e t c ., with




Primary duty is to transcribe dictation involving a normal routine
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 in­
clude 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 dis­
tributing incoming mail.
Class A. Performs one or more of the following: Typing ma­
terial in final form when it involves combining material from several
sources or responsibility for correct spelling, syllabication, punctu­
ation, e t c ., 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 of the followings Copy typing
from rough or clear drafts; routine typing of forms, insurance policies,
e t c .; and setting up simple standard tabulations, or copying more
complex tables already setup and spaced properly.

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PROFESSIO NAL

AND

TECHNICAL

D RAFTSMAN—Continued

DRAFTSMAN
Class A, Plans the graphic presentation of complex items having
distinctive design features that differ significantly from established
drafting precedents. Works in close support with Hie design originator,
and may recommend minor design changes. Analyzes the effect of
each change on the details of form, function, and positional relation­
ships of components and parts. Works with a minimum of supervisory
assistance. Completed work is reviewed by design originator for con­
sistency with prior engineering determinations* May either prepare
drawings, or direct their preparation by lower level draftsmen.
Class B. Performs nonroutine and complex drafting assignments
that require the application of most of the standardized drawing tech­
niques regularly used. Duties typically involve such work ass Prepares
working drawings of subassemblies with irregular shapes, multiple
functions, and precise positional relationships between components;
prepares architectural drawings for construction of a building including
detail drawings of foundations, wall sections, floor plans, and roof.
Uses accepted formulas and manuals in making necessary computations
to determine quantities of materials to be used, load capacities,
strengths, stresses, etc. Receives initial instructions, requirements,
and advice from supervisor. Completed work is checked for technical
adequacy.
Class C. Prepares detail drawings of single units or parts for
engineering, construction, manufacturing, or repair purposes. Types
of drawings prepared include isometric projections (depicting three
dimensions in accurate scale) and sectional views to clarify positioning
of components and convey needed information. Consolidates details
from a number of sources and adjusts or transposes scale as required.
MAINTENANCE

Suggested methods of approach, applicable precedents, and advice on
source materials are given with initial assignments. Instructions are
less complete when assignments recur. Woik may be spot-checked
during progress.
DRAFTSMAN-TRACER
Copies plans and drawings prepared by others by placing tracing
cloth or paper over drawings and tracing with pen or pencil. (Does not
include tracing limited to plans primarily consisting of straight lines and
a large scale not requiring close delineation.)
and/or
Prepares simple or repetitive drawings of easily visualized items.
is closely supervised during progress.

Work

NURSE, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED)
A registered nurse»
who gives nursing service under general medical
direction to ill or injured employees or other persons who become ill or
suffer an accident on the premises of a factory or other establishment.
Duties involve a combination of the following: Giving first aid to the ill
or injured; attending to subsequent dressing of employees* injuries; keeping
records of patients treated; preparing accident reports for compensation
or other purposes; assisting in physical examinations and health evaluations
of applicants and employees; and planning and carrying out programs
involving health education, accident prevention, evaluation of plant en­
vironment, or other activities affecting the health, welfare, and safety
of all personnel.
AND

POWERPLANT

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE— Continued

Performs the carpentry duties necessary to construct and maintain
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 followings Plan­
ning 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 carpenter requires
rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal ap­
prenticeship or equivalent training and experience.




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ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE

HELPER, MAINTENANCE TRADES—Continued

Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the in­
stallation, 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, con­
trollers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other
transmission equipment; working from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or
other specifications; locating and diagnosing trouble in the electrical
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 training and
experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

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 m a­
terials and tools and cleaning working areas; and in others he is permitted
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 supply the
establishment in which employed with power, heat, refrigeration, 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 establishments employing
more than one engineer are excluded.

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR, TOOLROOM
Specializes in the operation of one or more types of machine
tools, such as jig borers, cylindrical or surface grinders, engine lathes,
or milling machines, in the construction of machine-shop tools, gages,
jigs, fixtures, or dies. Work involves most of the following: Planning
and performing difficult machining operations; processing items requiring
complicated setups or a high degree of accuracy; using a variety of pre­
cision measuring instruments; selecting feeds, speeds, tooling, and oper­
ation sequence; and making necessary adjustments during operation to
achieve requisite tolerances or dimensions. May be required to recognize
when tools need dressing, to dress tools, and to select proper coolants
and cutting and lubricating oils. For cross-industry wage study puiposes,
machine-tool operators, toolroom, in tool and die jobbing shops are ex­
cluded 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 fir* 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 boilenoom
equipment.
HELPER, MAINTENANCE TRADES
Assists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades,
by performing specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as keeping




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 speci­
fications; planning and laying out of work; using a variety of machinist's
handtools and precision measuring instruments; setting up and operating
standard machine tools; shaping of metal parts to close tolerances; making
standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds,
and speeds of machining; knowledge of the woiking properties of the
common metals; selecting standard materials, parts, and equipment re­
quired 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 ap­
prenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

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MECHANIC, AUTOMOTIVE (MAINTENANCE)

OILER

Repairs automobiles, buses, motortrucks, and tractors of an es­
tablishment. Woik 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 acquired
through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

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

MECHANIC, MAINTENANCE
Repairs machinery or mechanical equipment of an establishment.
Work involves most of the following: Examining machines and mechanical
equipment to diagnose source of trouble; dismantling or partly dismantling
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 replacement 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 pro­
duction of parts ordered from machine shop; reassembling machines; and
making all necessary adjustments for operation. In general, the woik of
a maintenance mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and ex­
perience. Excluded from this classification are workers whose primary
duties involve setting up or adjusting machines.
MILLWRIGHT
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 millwrights work normally requires a rounded training and experience
in the trade acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent train­
ing and experience.




PAINTER, MAINTENANCE
Paints and redecorates walls, woodwork, and fixtures of an es­
tablishment. Work involves the following: Knowledge of surface peculi­
arities 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 woik and measuring to locate position of pipe from drawings
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 and fastening
pipe to hangers; making standard shop computations relating 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 equivalent training and ex­
perience. Workers primarily engaged in installing and repairing building
sanitation or heating systems are excluded.
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 plumbers snake. In general,
the work of the maintenance plumber requires rounded training and ex­
perience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

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TOOL AND DIE MAKER—Continued

SHEET-METAL WORKER, MAINTENANCE
Fabricates, installs, and maintains in good repair the sheet-metal
equipment and fixtures (such as machine guards, grease pans, shelves,
lockers, tanks, ventilators, chutes, ducts, metal roofing) of an establish­
ment. Work involves most of the following; Planning and laying out all
types of sheet-metal maintenance work from blueprints, models, or other
specifications; setting up and operating all available types of sheet-metalworking machines; using a variety of handtools in cutting, bending, form­
ing, 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

volves 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 measuring instru­
ments, 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 fabri­
cation 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 appropriate materials, tools, and
processes. In general, the tool and die maker*s work requires a rounded
training in machine-shop and toolroom practice usually acquired through
a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

(Die maker; jig maker; tool maker; fixture maker; gage maker)
Constructs and repairs machine-shop tools, gages, jigs, fixtures
or dies for forgings, punching, and other metal-forming work. Work inCUSTODIAL

AND

For cross-industry wage study purposes, tool and die makers in
tool and die jobbing shops are excluded from this classification.

MATERIAL

M O V EM E NT

ELEVATOR OPERATOR, PASSENGER

JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER—Continue d

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

or other establishment. Duties involve a combination of the followings
Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and polishing floors; removing chips,
trash, and other refuse; dusting equipment, furniture, or fixtures; polishing
metal fixtures or trimmings; providing supplies and minor maintenance
services; and cleaning lavatories, showers, and restrooms. Workers who
specialize in window washing are excluded.

GUARD
Performs routine police duties, either at fixed post or on tour,
maintaining order, using arms or force where necessary. Includes gatemen who are stationed at gate and check on identity of employees and
other persons entering.
JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER
(Sweeper; charwoman; janitress)
Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition factory working areas
and washrooms, or premises of an office, apartment house, or commercial




LABORER, MATERIAL HANDLING
(Loader and unloader; handler and stacker; shelver; trucker; stockman
or stock helper; warehouseman or warehouse helper)
A worker employed in a warehouse, manufacturing plant, store,
or other establishment whose duties involve one or more of the following:
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 ma­
terials or merchandise by handtruck, car, or wheelbarrow. Longshoremen,
who load and unload ships are exclude ^

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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, customers*
orders, or other instructions. May, in addition to filling orders and in­
dicating items filled or omitted, keep records of outgoing orders, requi­
sition additional stock or report short supplies to supervisor, and perform
other related duties.
PACKER, SHIPPING
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 con­
tainer 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.

TRUCKDRIVER
Drives a truck within a city or industrial area to transport ma­
terials, merchandise, equipment, or men between various types of es­
tablishments 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.
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 of sizes listed separately)
Truckdriver, light (under 1V2 tons)
Truckdriver, medium ( IV 2 to and including 4 tons)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, trailer type)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, other than trailer type)

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK

TRUCKER, POWER

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

Operates a manually controlled gasoline- or electric-powered
truck or tractor to transport goods and materials of all kinds about a
warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other establishment.
For wage study purposes, workers are classified by type of truck,
as follows:
Trucker, power (forklift)
Trucker, power (other than forklift)

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




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




Available On Request-----The fifth annual report on sa la rie s for accountants, auditors, attorneys, chem ists,
engineers, engineering technicians, draftsmen, tracers, job an alysts, directors of
personnel, managers of office serv ices, and clerical employees.
Order a s B LS Bulletin 1422, National Survey of P rofessional, Administrative, Tech­
nical, and Clerical Pay, February—
March 1964. 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 on 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
and price

Akron, Ohio, June 1964 1_____________________________
Albany-Schenectady—
Troy, N. Y. , Mar. 1964 1
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Albuquerque, N. Mex. , Apr. 1964 1__________________
Allentown— ethlehem—
‘B
Easton, Pa. — J. , Feb. 1964 1
N.
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Atlanta, Ga. , May 1964 1_____________________________
Baltimore, Md. , Nov. 1963_____ _____________________
Beaumont—
Port Arthur, Tex., May 1964 1
_________ ____
Birmingham, Ala., Apr. 1964 1
_______________________
Boise City, Idaho, July 1964 1
____________ _____________
Boston, Mass., Oct. 1964 1
_______________ ___________

1385-80,
1385-52,
1385-61,
1385-53,
1385-73,
1385-24,
1385-70,
1385-63,
1430-1,
1430-16,

25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
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Buffalo, N. Y. , Dec. 1963____________________________
Burlington, Vt. , Mar. 1964------------Canton, Ohio, Apr. 19641____________________________
Charleston, W. Va. , Apr. 1964 1
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Charlotte, N. C. , Apr. 1964 1
Chattanooga, Tenn. —
Ga. , Sept. 1964 1
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Chicago, 111., Apr. 19641____________________________
Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky. , Mar. 1964 1____________________
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 19641_________________________
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 1964 1
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—

1385-33,
1385-47,
1385-64,
1385-57,
1385-55,
1430-10,
1385-66,
1385-58,
1430-13,
1430-18,

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Dallas, Tex., Nov. 1964 1
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Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, IowaIll. , Oct. 1964 1---------------------------------------------Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 19641_____________________________
Denver, Colo., Dec. 1963 1
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Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 1964 1_______________________
Detroit, Mich. , Jan. 1964____________________________
Fort Worth, Tex., Nov. 19641_______________________
Green Bay, Wis. , Aug. 1964 1______ __________________
Greenville, S. C. , May 1964 1_________________________
Houston, Tex., June 1964 1____________________ ________
Indianapolis, Ind. , Dec. 1963 1_______________________
Jackson, Miss. , Feb. 1964 1__________________________
Jacksonville, Fla. , Jan. 1964_________________________
Kansas City, Mo. —
Kans. , Nov. 1964__________________
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Lawrence—
Haverhill, Mass.— H. , June 19641—
N.
Little Rock—
North Little Rock, Ark., Aug 1964 1_____
Los Angeles—
Long Beach, Calif., Mar. 1964 1
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Louisville, Ky.-Ind. , Feb. 1964______________________
Lubbock, Tex. , June 1964 1
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Manchester, N. H. , Aug. 1964 1___ _______ ___ ______
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Memphis, Tenn. , Jan. 1964 1_______________ _________

1430-25, 30 cents
1430-20,
1385-40,
1385-34,
1385-44,
1385-43,
1430-24,
1430-3,
1385-68,
1385-81,
1385-30,
1385-41,
1385-32,
1430-26,
1385-76,
1430-7,
1385-59,
1385-50,
1385-75,
1430-4,
1385-35,

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




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Area

Bulletin number
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Miami, Fla. , Dec. 1963 1________________
1385-29,
Milwaukee, Wis. , Apr. 1964_____________
1385-56,
Minneapolis— Paul, Minn. , Jan. 1964_
St.
1385-39,
Muskegon—
Muskegon Heights, Mich. , May 1964 1
1385-71,
Newark and Jersey City, N. J. , Feb. 1964 1
1385-49,
New Haven, Conn. , Jan. 1964 1
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1385-37,
New Orleans, La. , Feb. 1964____________
1385-42,
New York, N. Y. , Apr. 1964 1_____
1385-72,
Norfolk—
Portsmouth and Newport News—
Hampton, Va. , June 1964___ ______ «...
1385-77,
Oklahoma City, Okla. , Aug. 1964 1
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1430-5,
Omaha, Nebr.—
Iowa, Oct. 19641430- 17.
Paterson—
Clifton—
Passaic, N. J. , May 1964 *.
1385* 62,
Philadelphia, Pa.-N .J. , Nov. 19631_________________ 1385-31,
Phoenix, Ariz. , Mar. 19641_________________________ 1385-54,
Pittsburgh, P a ., Jan. 1964___________________________ 1385-38,
Portland, Maine, Nov. 1964_________________ _________ 1430-21,
Portland, Oreg.-Wash. , May 1964 1__________________ 1385-67,
Providence—
Pawtucket, R. I.—
Mass. , May 1964_______ 1385-65,
Raleigh, N. C. , Sept. 1964____________________________ 1430-6,
Richmond, Va. , Nov. 1964___________________________ 1430-19*
Rockford, 111., Apr. 19641
___________________________ 1385 60,
St. Louis, M o.—1 . , Oct. 1964 1______________________ 1430 2 2 ,
11
Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 1963______________________ 1385 28,
San Antonio, Tex. , June 1964_________________________ 1385 •74,
San Bernardino—
Riverside-Ontario, Calif. ,
Sept. 1964
1430- 8,
San Diego, Calif., Sept. 1964*_______________________ 1430- 12 ,
San Francisco—
Oakland, Calif., Jan. 1964*___________ 1385- ■36,
Savannah, Ga. , May 1964*____________________________ 1385 •69,
Scranton, Pa. , Aug. 1964____________________________ 1430- •2 ,
Seattle, Wash. , Sept. 1964__________ ._______________ 1430 ■9,
1430-•15,
Sioux Falls, S. Dak. , Oct. 19641385-•51,
South Bend, Ind. , Mar. 1964*__
1385- 78,
Spokane, Wash. , May 1964.
Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 1964__________
1385-.46,
1385-.27,
Trenton, N. J. , Dec. 1963________
Washington, D. C.-Md.-Va. , Oct. 19641 _____________ 1430 •14,
Waterbury, Conn., Mar. 1964 1_______________________ 1385 ■48,
"Waterloo, Iowa, Nov. 19641 _____________________ _______________ 1 4 3 0 23,
Wichita, Kans., Sept. 19641___
l 4 ^ v / < •il,
Worcester, Mass., June 1964 1 m
m_
1385 •79,
York, P a ., Feb. 19641_______________________________ 1385-45,

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