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Occupational Wage Survey*
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
DECEMBER 1964
Indianapolis
MARION

B u l l e t i n No. 1 4 30 - 30




UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W. Willard Wirtz, Secretary
BUREAU O F LABO R STA TISTIC S
Ewan C la gu e , Commissioner




HAWAII

O ccupational Wage Survey
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA




DECEM BER 1 9 6 4

B u lle tin No. 1 4 3 0 -3 0
February 1965

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

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C ontents

P reface

Page
The Bureau of Labor Statistics program of annual
occupational wage surveys in metropolitan areas is d e­
signed to provide data on occupational earnings, and estab­
lishment practices and supplementary wage provisions. It
yields detailed data by selected industry divisions for each
of the areas studied, for economic regions, and for the
United States. A major consideration in the program is
the need for greater insight into (1) the movement of wages
by occupational category and skill level, and (2) the struc­
ture and level of wages among areas and industry divisions.
At the end of each survey, an individual area bul­
letin presents survey results for each area studied. After
completion of all of the individual area bulletins for a
round of surveys, a two-part summary bulletin is issued.
The first part brings data for each of the metropolitan
areas studied into one bulletin. The second part presents
information which has been projected from individual m et­
ropolitan area data to relate to economic regions and the
United States.
Eighty-two areas currently are included in the
program. Information on occupational earnings is collected
annually in each area. Information on establishment prac­
tices and supplementary wage provisions is obtained bien­
nially in most of the areas.

Introduction____________________________________________________________
Wage trends for selected occupational groups _________________________
Tables:
1. Establishments and workers within scope of survey and
number studied_________________________________________________
2. Indexes of standard weekly salaries and straight-time hourly
earnings for selected occupational groups, and percents of
increase for selected periods __________________________________
A.

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Occupational earnings:*
A - 1. Office occupations—
men and wom en_______________________
A -2. Professional and technical occupations—
men and women--A -3. Office, professional, and technical occupations—
men and women combined---------------------------------------A -4. Maintenance and powerplant occupations__________________
A -5. Custodial and material movement occupations____________

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Appendixes:
A. Changes in occcupational descriptions --------------------------------B. Occupational descriptions_______________________________________

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15

This bulletin presents results of the survey in
Indianapolis, Ind., in December 1964. It was prepared in
the Bureau's regional office in Chicago, 111., by Edward
Chaiken, under the direction of Kenneth Thorsten. The
study was under the general direction of Woodrow C. Linn,
Assistant Regional Director for Wages and Industrial
Relations.




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areas.

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

A current report on occupational earnings and sup­
plementary wage practices in the Indianapolis area is also
available for auto dealer repair shops (October 1964).
Union scales, indicative of prevailing pay levels, are
available for building construction, printing, local-transit
operating employees, and motortruck drivers and helpers.

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Occupational W age Survey—Indianapolis, Ind.
Introduction
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 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.
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 inter establishment 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 num ber studied in Indianapolis, In d ., 1
by m ajor industry division, 2 D ecem ber 1964

Minimum
employment
in establish­
ments in scope
of study

Industry division

Num ber of establishments

Within scope
of study 4

Within scope
of study3

Studied

591

183

166, 800

121,420

50
“

209
382

73
110

96,700
70, 100

78, 250
43, 170

50
50
50
50
50

56
94
100
72
60

24
20
31
18
17

18,
9,
24,
11,
7,

13,810
3, 120
16, 490
6, 780
2, 970

A l l divisions-------------------------------------------- ----- ---------------------Manufacturing
Nonm anufacturing----------------- —--------------------- ---------------------Transportation, communication, and
other public utilities 5
---------------------------- ------—--------- —
W holesale trade 6
R etail trade
Finance, insurance, and re a l estate 6
Services 67

W o rk ers in establishments

000
300
000
600
200

Studied

1 The Indianapolis Standard M etropolitan Statistical A r e a consists of M arion County. The "w o rk e rs 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 estimates are
notintended, how ever, to
serve as a basis of com parison with other employment indexes for the a re a to m easure employment trends or levels
since (1) planning of wage surveys req uires the use of establishm ent data com piled con siderably in advance of the payroll period studied, and (2)
sm all establishm ents a re excluded fro m the scope of the survey.
2 The 1957 rev ise d edition of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual was used in classifying establishm ents by industry division.
3 Includes a ll establishm ents with total employment at o r above the minimum limitation. A ll outlets (within the a re a ) of companies in such
industries as trade, finance, auto rep a ir se rv ice, and motion picture theaters are considered as 1 establishment.
4 Includes a ll w o rk e rs in a ll establishm ents with total employment (within the a re a ) at or above the minimum limitation.
5 T axicabs and se rv ic e s incidental to w ater transportation w e re excluded. Indianapolis' gas utility is m unicipally operated and is excluded
by definition fro m the scope of the study.
6 This industry division is represented in estim ates fo r " a ll in d ustries" and "nonm anufacturing" in the S eries A tables. Separate presentation
of data fo r 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 was not designed initially to perm it separate presentation, (3) response w as insufficient or inadequate to
perm it separate presentation, and (4) there is possibility of disclosure of individual establishm ent data.
7 Hotels; personal serv ic e s; business se rv ices; automobile rep a ir shops; motion pictures; nonprofit m em bership organizations (excluding
religiou s and charitable organizations); and engineering and architectural se rv ic e s.

Table 2.

Indexes of standard weekly sa la rie s and straight-tim e hourly earnings fo r selected occupational groups in Indianapolis, h id .,
D ecem ber 1964 and D ecem ber 1963, and percents of increase fo r selected periods
Indexes
______ (D ecem ber 1960*100)______

Industry and occupational group

P ercents 6i increase

D ecem ber 1963 D ecem ber 1962 D ecem ber 1961 D ecem ber I960 January I960
D ecem ber 1964 D ecem ber 1963
to
to
to
to
to
D ecem ber 1964 D ecem ber 1963 D ecem ber 1962 D ecem ber 1961 D ecem ber I960

A ll industries:
Office c le ric a l (m en and w om e n )------Industrial nurses (m en and wom en)—
Skilled maintenance (m en)-----------------Un skilled plant (m en) — ---- —------—------

110.7
115.0
113.9
113.2

1107.0
110. 5
111.8
109.4

3 .4
4. 1
1.9
3. 5

1 2. 3
3.3
4 .2
5.2

2.8
3.9
4. 5
3. 0

1.8
3.0
2.6
.9

2.5
4. 2
2.9
2.3

Manufacturing:
Office c le ric a l (m en and w o m e n )------Industrial nurses (m en and wom en)—
Skilled maintenance (men)
Unskilled plant (m en) —

110.7
115. 1
112.3
114.4

107.8
110. 2
110.7
112. 0

2.7
4 .4
1. 5
2. 2

3.2
2.7
3.7
6. 1

3. 0
3.8
4. 0
3. 5

1. 5
3.4
2.6
2.0

2. 3
4. 0
2.7
3.3

R evised estimate,

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Wage Trends for Selected Occupational Groups
Presented in table 2 are indexes and percentages of change
in average salaries of office clerical workers and industrial nurses,
and in average earnings of selected plant worker groups.
For office clerical workers and industrial nurses, the per­
centages of change relate to average weekly salaries for normal hours
of work, that is, the standard work schedule for which straight-time
salaries are paid. For plant worker groups, they measure changes
in average straight-time hourly earnings, excluding premium pay for
overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. The
percentages are based on data for selected key occupations and in­
clude most of the numerically important jobs within each group.
The office clerical data are based on men and women in the following
19 jobs: Bookkeeping-machine operators, class B; clerks, accounting,
class A and B; clerks, file, class A, B, and C; clerks, order; clerks,
payroll; Comptometer operators; keypunch operators, class A and B;
office boys and girls; secretaries; stenographers, general; stenogra­
phers, senior; switchboard operators; tabulating-machine operators,
class B; and typists, class A and B. The industrial nurse data are
based on men and women industrial nurses. Men in the following
8 skilled maintenance jobs and 2 unskilled jobs are included in the
plant worker data: Skilled— carpenters; electricians; machinists; m e­
chanics; mechanics, automotive; painters; pipefitters; and tool and
die makers; unskilled—janitors, porters, and cleaners; and laborers,
material handling.
Average weekly salaries or average hourly earnings were
computed for each of the selected occupations. The average salaries
or hourly earnings were then multiplied by employment in each of
the jobs during the period surveyed in 1961. These weighted earnings




for individual occupations were then totaled to obtain an aggregate for
each occupational group. Finally, the ratio (expressed as a percentage)
of the group aggregate for the one year to the aggregate for the other
year was computed and the difference between the result and 100 is
the percentage of change from the one period to the other. The
indexes were computed by multiplying the ratios for each group
aggregate for each period after the base year (1961).
The indexes and percentages of change measure, principally,
the effects of (1) general salary and wage changes; (2) merit or other
increases in pay received by individual workers while in the same
job; and (3) changes in average wages due to changes in the labor force
resulting from labor turnover, force expansions, force reductions,
and changes in the proportions of workers employed by establishments
with different pay levels. Changes in the labor force can cause
increases or decreases in the occupational averages without actual
wage changes. For example, a force expansion might increase the
proportion of lower paid workers in a specific occupation and lower
the average, whereas a reduction in the proportion of lower paid
workers would have the opposite effect. Similarly, the movement of
a high-paying establishment out of an area could cause the average
earnings to drop, even though no change in rates occurred in other
establishments in the area.
The use of constant employment weights eliminates the effect
of changes in the proportion of workers represented in each job in­
cluded in the data. The percentages of change reflect only changes in
average pay for straight-time hours. They are not influenced by
changes in standard work schedules, as such, or by premium pay
for overtime.

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A. Occupational Earnin gs
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 r e a b a sis
by in du stry d iv is io n , In dian apolis, Ind. , D e c e m b e r 1964)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)
N

Sex, occupation, and in d u stry d iv is io n

Ui
of
workers

Average
weekly
hours1
[standard)

N u m ber of w o rk e rs r e c e iv in g s tra ig h t-tim e we ekly earn in gs o f—
$

Mean2

Median 2

Middle range 2

$

$

U nder
45
$
and
45
under
50

5C

S
55

$
60

%

S
65

70

%

S

$
75

80

85

S
90

$
95

$
ICO

105

3
110

$
115

$

$
12C

13C

$
14C

S
I5C

16C
and

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

ICO

105

110

115

120

13C

14C

15C

11
4
7

25
8
17

20
9
11

18
6
12
3

10

16
2
14
10

21
7
14
11

22
18
4
4

34
27
7
3

24
17
7
3

2
2

1
1

10
10

-

_

-

-

5
5

7
2
5

7

8

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

_

7

8

5
4
1

_

-

3
2
1

-

-

-

-

22
5
17

10
6
4

6
3
3

12
5
7

4
4
-

5
2
3

2
2
-

1
l

160

over

MEN
$
$
113.50 1 1 4.00
1 2 1 .5 0 1 2 6 .0 0
1 0 6 .0 0 105 .0 0
116 .0 0 1 1 5 .0 0

$
$
9 6 .5 0 - 133.00
1 0 2 .0 0 - 138.50
9 3 .5 0 - 1 1 6 .5C
1 0 9 .OC- 120.00

216
104
112
44

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

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B ------MANUFACTURING ------------------NCNMANUFACT U R I N G ----------------

as
41
48

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

8 8 .0 0
8 6 .5 0
8 9 .0 0

8 3 . OC
8 3 .0 0
8 4 .5 0

7 5 .5 0 - 1C6.0C
8 C .0 0 - 9 8 .5 0
7 0 .5 0 - 109.00

CLERKS. ORCER ---------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------NCNMANUFAC 7 U R I N G ----------------

199
47
162

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

9 5 .6 0
107 .5 0
9 1 .5 0

9 6 .0 0
1 1 0.00
9 3 .0 0

7 8 .5 0 - 1 0 8 .OC
8 5 . C O -126.5C
7 8 .CO- 1C4.5C

-

1 1 2 .0 0 - 134 .0 0

-

CLERKS, PAYROLL --------------------

30

*
o
o

CLERKS. ACCOUNTING, CLASS A ------MANUFACTURING ------------------NONMANUFAC T U R I N G ---------------PUBLIC UTILITIES3--------------

1 2 3 .5 0

115.00

OFFICE BOYS ------------------------MANUFACTURING------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES3--------------

172
66
106
29

3 9 .5
4 0 .0
3 9 .0
3 9.5

6 5 .5 0
6 6 .5 0
6 4 .5 0
7 8 .5 0

6 1 .5 0
6 5 .5 0
5 9 .5 0
7 5 .0 0

TAEULATING-MACFINE CPERATCRS,
CLASS A ---------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ----------------

88
58
30

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

1 2 0 .5 0
125.00
112 .0 0

118.50
1 2 5 .5 0
1 1 2 .5 0

106
46
60

3 9 .5
3 9 .5
3 9 .5

9 8 .5 0
1 06.00
9 2 .5 0

9 4 .0 0
104 .0 0
9 2 .0 0

n c n m a n u f a c t u r in g

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

5 5 .0 0 5 4 . GC5 5 . SC5 9 . 50-

7 1 . OC
7 5 .5C
7 0 . 5C
8 9 .5 0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7
l
6

5
2
3

2

22
18
4

-

-

9

9
2
7

_

-

5
3
2

!

-

4
4

9

-

2
1
1

1

-

_

_

_

-

-

9
4
5

7
7

46
3
43

16
5
11

4
1
3

14
4
10

-

9

30
2
28

-

_
_

-

2
2

-

9

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

14

1

2

6

3

1

1

38
20
18

38
5
33
8

16
7
9
~

31
17
14

11
l
10
6

6
3
3
~

1
l

12
4
8
8

5
4
1
1

_

2
2

4

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

3
2
1
1

-

-

4
4

-

_

_
_

_

_

_

-

_

_

_

1
1

3
2
1

5
2
3

8
5
3

9
5
4

5
3
2

8
3
5

6
5
3

12
9
3

15
9
6

1
-

-

1

4
3
1

12
5
7

17
3
14

24
6
18

2
1
1

12
7
5

12
5
7

5
1
4

1
1
-

4
3
1

11
11

1

1
1

13
12

a
7

15
14

6
5

5
4

2
2

2

4

2

1

4

3

1
l

6
4
2

-

-

-

-

5
~

1 C 3 .0 0 - 1 3 3.00
IC 5 .0 0 - 140.50
1 0 1 .0 0 - 129.00

_

_

_

_

_

8 7 .5 0 - 108.00
S C .5 0 - 1 30.00
8 1 . 0 0 - 1C3.CC

_
-

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

~

~

~

“

_

_

_

_

T A£UL AI INC— MACFINE CPERATCRS,
66
46

39 .5
3 9 .5

8 4 . OC
7 5 .5 0

7 9 . CC
7 6 .0 0

7 1 .5 0 - 9 5 . 5C
6 9 .5 0 - 8 1 .0 0

BILLERS, MACHINE {BILLING
M A C H I N E ) --------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ----------------

114
25
8S

4 1 .0
4 0 .0
4 1 .0

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

6 7 .5 0
7 5 .0 0
6 6 .0 0

6 1 .0 0 - 7 4 .5 0
6 4 .5 0 - 9 3 .0 0
6 0 .0 0 - 7 2 .5 0

_

BILLERS, MACHINE (BCCKKEE PING
M A C H I N E ) --------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ----------------

61
38

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

6 8 .5 0
6 8 .5 0

6 5 .0 0
6 5 .0 0

6 1 . SC- 73 .0 0
6 0 . 50 - 7 3 . 5C

_

_

~

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A ---------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ----------------

72
55

4 0 .5
4 0 .5

8 2 .5 0
8 0 .5 0

8 1 . CO
79 .0 0

7 7 .0 0 — 9 4 .5 0
7 6 . CO- 8 4 .5 0

39.5
4 0 .G
3 9 .0
4 0 .0

71 .5 0
8 0 .0 0
6 7 .0 0
6 0 .5 0

6 9 .0 0
7 7 . 5C
6 6 .5 0
6 1 .5 0

6 3 .5 C - 7 9 . OC
7 0 .0 0 - 8 5 .0 0
6 1 .5 0 - 7 2 .OC
5 7 . CC- 6 4 .5 0

NCNMANUFACTURING----------------

2

~

TABULATING-MACFINE CPERATCRS,
MANUFACTURING ------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ----------------

-

1

-

-

_

-

3
3

4
4
-

7
7

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

1

ViCMEN

15
2
13

10
l
9

23
4
19

20
3
17

21
3
18

6
2
4

2
l
1

1
1

8
7

23

5

_

_

12

5

15
6

2

~

1

~

~

_

_

_

_

~

~

2

3
3

23
23

19
10

2

~

5
5

1

~

~

~

4
4
4

3
3

27
27
5

30
8

30

33
10

2

3
3

7
7

2
2

2
2

5

26

1

3
3

1

22

4

23

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

-

1

2

2

-

2

7
6

5

1

-

-

5

1

~
9
6

2
2

2
2

~

“

~

3
2

4
4

_

_

1

_

~

~

~

“

See footn otes at end o f table.




265
86
177
3C

-

2

48
7
41
13

65
16

49
1

2

-

“

BCCKKEEP ING—MACHINE OPERATORS,
MANUFACTURING------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------RETAIL TRACE ------------------

-

1

~

_

_

_

_

.

-

-

-

_
-

5
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women— Continued
(A v e r a g e s tr a 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 iv is io n , In dian apolis, Ind. , D e c e m b e r 1964)
N um ber o f w o rk e rs r e c e iv in g s tra ig h t-tim e w eek ly earn in gs o f—
Number

Sex, occupation, and in d u stry d iv is io n

$
weekly
hours1
(standard

U nder
Mean2

Median 2

Middle range 2

$

$

S

45

5C

$

55

60

t

$

65

70

l

75

$

%

80

85

S

90

$
95

$
I CO

I

f
1 05

110

$

$
115

12C

$

$

$
l 30

140

15C

and
under

45

16C

and

50

RUMEN -

$

55

-

-

7

3

-

-

-

-

7
-

3
-

-

7

85

90

95

i
LOO

33
7

71
15
56

82
29

81

75

80

-

31
l
30
-

23
l

2

27

8

185
19
166
16
54

103
22
81
17

150
55
95

4

136
49
87
15

21

25

33

ll
33

-

9

3
1
2

21
7
14

8
4
4

17

12
6
6

3

60

65

70

-

-

-

105

1 10

39

115

12 0

1 30

1 60

over

-

-

-

-

-

140

15C

31
31
-

CGNTINUEC

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A -----------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S 3----------------------RETAIL TRAUE ------------------------------CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B -----------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U I I L I I I E S 3----------------------RETAIL TRAUE -------------------------------

523
172
3 51
66
1 66
903

24 S
654
74
22 a

$
$
a t . c o - 1C5.50
9 1 .5 0 - 122.50
8 3 .5 0 - 9 9.00

$
9 6.50
108.00
9 0 .5 0
100.00
8 7.50

$
9 4.50
111.00
92 .0 0
97.50
54.00

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
40.0
39 .0
4 1 .C

71 .5 0
8 2.00
6 7.00
69.50
6 7 .5 0

7 0.50
77.50
66 .5 0
68.50
6 7.00

6 2 .0C7 1 .SC6 0 .5 06 3 .0 0-

83.00
86.50
80 .5 0

80.00
8 4.50
79.00

7 6 . CO 7 7.5 0 -

o 6 . 50

6 4.50
71.50
6 3.50

39.5

4G.U
3 9.5
40 .0
39.5

CLERKS, F IL E , CLASS A ---------- ----------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

04

39.5

26
36

40.0
39. C

CLERKS, F IL E , CLASS B ----------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S 3-----------------------

255
43
212
53

3 9.0
4 0 .0
39.0

CLERKS, F IL E , CLASS C ----------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------PUuLIC U T IL IT IE S 3--------------------- -

45 3
46
40 1
53

39.0

CLERKS, UROER ------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NUNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

72.00
6 5 .5 0
73 .5 0

9 2 .0 0 - 107.00
7 6 . 5 0 - 9 8 . CO

6 0 .5 0-

7 5 .5 0 6 0 .5 06 5 .5 0 -

78.50
9 0 . 5C
75. 50
78.50
7 8 . OC
9 2 . CO
96.00
8 7.00
71 .0 0
75.00
6 9 . CO

_

24
-

62

57

-

-

-

24
-

62
2
25

3
54
7
20

8
_

_

-

-

-

8

-

-

3

-

-

_

8

“

6

_

_

56

79

52

-

-

6

-

“

4

-

52

73
10

8
44

_
-

-

_
-

-

24
15

35
12

17

3

1
16
10

67
6
61
5

13
2
ll

19

13

2

4

37
10
27

42

9

26
-

3

53
29

ll

8

22

22
17
5
-

17

80
21

59

12

5

16

4

10

6

1
63

18
6

6

45
32
13
5

1

-

-

11

~

“

"

~

~

6

17

19

-

-

15
4

3
3
-

-

13

18
10

-

6

-

-

-

-

-

~

“

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

*

~

4

l
2

-

-

-

2

4
4

3
3

4

“

-

6
-

8

4

3

6

234

40 .0

72.00

71.50

6 3 . SC-

8 1 . CC

10 2
1 32

4 0 .0
4 0.0

75.50
69 .5 0

74.50
71.00

6 2 .506 5 .C C -

8 6 . 5C
7 7 . CC

Ck€RK S• P A Y R O L L ---------------------------------^ ‘ m a n u f a c t u r i n g -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------

232
137
95
26

4 0 .0

87.00
9 1.00
80 .5 0
71.00

8 3 .0 0
8 5.00
8 0.00
72.50

7 2 . SC- 99.00
7 5 .C 0 - 103.00
7 0 .0 0 - 9 3.00
6 2 .0 0 - 81.50

COMPTOMETER OPERAIURS ----------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------RETAIL TRACE ------------------------------

289
1 79
110
53

4 0 .0

75.50
7 9.50
6 8 .5 0
67.00

70.00
73.00
6 8.00
6 7.50

6 5 .0 06 6 .0C6 2 .SC61. 0C-

8 2 . CC
93.00
7 4 . CO
7 4 . 5C

DUPL ICAT INC— MACHINE CPEPATCRS
1MIMtCGRAPH CR C I T T U ) ---------------------

36

3 8.5

7 1.50

6 9 .5 0

6 2 . SC-

82.50

-

-

1

5

7

6

l

1

14

262
115
143

39.5
4 0 .0
39.5

8 4.00
9 2.00
77.50

8 1.00
8 7.50
76.00

92 .5 0
7 9 .5 0 - 103.00
7 0 .5 0 - 8 3.50

_
-

_
-

_
-

-

7

35
8
27

44
7
37

31
14
17

58
27

16
4

31

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B -----------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACI U R IN G --------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S 3----------------------RETAIL TR AD E ------------------------------

425

39.5

7 4.50

7 0.50

64 .0 0-

79.50

28

60

55

27

8 9.00
66 .5 0
6 9.50

8 3.50
6 6.50

-

-

22

18

10

28

66

42

18
37

68 .0 0
6 7.00

7 3 . C O - 1 0 4 . OC
73 .0 0
6 2 .006 4 .5 0 - 76.50
6 2 .C C - 74.00

82
7
75

68

40. C
39.5

-

1C

155

_
-

-

5

11
17

16

l
11

6
9

7
3

6
5

2
2

4

1

-

~

2

1
l

7
7

17

14
8

6
6

4
4

1
1

~

~
-

-

-

-

-

-

“

-

~

“

“

~

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3
3

1
1

_
-

-

-•
-

1
1

-

-

-

16
10
6

10

6

6

8
2

4
2

2
4

2
2
-

4
4
-

10
10

-

-

5

2
2
-

9

1

-

-

-

9
-

1
-

-

-

-

5
5
-

4
4

1
1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1
1

1

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A -----------MANOFACTUR I N G -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

1

3

2

39 .0
39.5

5

15
1C
5

“

-

1

6 0.50
72.00
6 0.00
74.50

1
1

-

4

5 3 .0 C 53 .C C 5 2 .5 C 5 4 .0 0-

1
-

1

l

56.00
5 8.00
55.50
5 9 . CG

7
2

-

1
l
1

57.50
64.00
5 7.00
6 1 . 5C

-

-

2

1

70.00

1

-

5
4
4

6 C .0 C 6 6 . CO-

4
4

22

8
31
14
4

9
72

OFFICE G I R L S --------------------------------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------

See footn otes at end o f tab le.




270
39
47

39.0

4 0 .0

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

4 0 .0

4 0 .C
4 0 .0
40.0

82.50

7 2 .50-

3 9.0
40.5

66 .5 0

87
26

39.5
40.0

63 .5 0
71.50

6 1.00
72.50

5 6 .C C 6 1 . SC-

70.50
8 0.50

61

39.5

60.00

5 9 .0 0

5 5 .0 C -

6 3 . CO

19
1 87
16

_
-

-

12

“
12 5
7
118
14

-

26
18

12

-

-

206

8

29
16
13

2
2
2

7

6

24

-

3
3
2

13
l l

44

73
46
27
12

7

4

_

_

17

-

-

9

12
1

8

11

25
19

~

6

6

9

_
-

2
5

3

5

-

16

24

25

-

-

1
15

3
21

8
17

-

3

2

2

-

16

11

1

9

2
2

22
6

34
14

1

8

l
19
17

-

34

16

20

2

40
19
21
5

18
14

32
21
ll

18
10

4

l

38
15
23

27
22

15

6
6

8
8

-

-

8

4
3

5
5

6
9
7

8

9
8
2

6

16
11

5

8

8

8

5

5

-

3

-

8
6

5
5

3
*

17

15

12

13
7
6

13
4

13
2

2

~

6

4

27

5

18

4

3

6
6

27

5

10
10

9

2

3

1

1
l

-

7

-

4
3

3

5
5

12
12

-

-

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 e e k ly hours and earn in gs fo r s e le c te d occupations studied on an a r e a b a sis
by in d u stry d iv is io n , In dian apolis, In d ., D ecem be
1964)
N u m ber o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g s tr a ig h t-tim e w e e k ly ea rn in gs o f—

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Average
weekly
hours1
[standard)

$

$

Under
Mean23

Median 2

Middle range 2

45

$
50

$

s

55

60

$

65

$

70

%

75

$

$

%

80

85

90

S

95

$

S
100

105

110

$
115

S

$

*
120

130

$
140

$

150

and
under

S

45

160
and

50

55

60

65

70

75

-

-

28

69
32
37

80

85

90

95

88

156
80
76

134
59
75
3

174
60
114

1

30
23
7

100

105

110

110

11

135
59
76
28

127
52
75
38

19

11

56
47
9
5

55
46
9
9

63
28
35
7

49

51
45

27
7

11

25
9
16

115

120

130

140

150

146
113
33
16
3

153
130
23
11

97
90
7
4

-

~

36
34

1
1
—
-

_

160 over

WOMEN - CONTINUED
$
$
39.5 104.00 1 0 0 . 0 0
40.0 112.50 113.00
39.5 93.50
93.00
40.0 103.00 104.00
40.0
84.50 84.00

$
$
85.50—121.50
91.00—134.00
82.00-106.00
95.00-115.00
73.00- 95.50

39.5
40.0
39.5
39.5
40.0

85.00
86.50
91.50 91.50
81.50
76.50
99.00 1C5.00
63.50
64.00

7 1.00-100.5C
76.50- 99.50
66.00-101.50
96.00-106.50
61.00- 69.00

580
409
171
34

40.0 95.50
95.50
40.0 100.50 101.50
39.5 84.00 85.00
40.0
8 6 .0 0
87.00

82.50-107.00
88.00-113.00
77.CO- 91.50
79.50- 93.00

SWITCHBOARC OPERATORS------------MANUFACTURING ----------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------

233
83
150

40.5
40.0
41.0

73.50
92.50
63.00

72.50
91.50
56.50

53.00- 91.50
82.00-110.00
5C.0C- 76.00

SWITCHBOARD OPERAIOR-RECEPIION IS T S -

286
87
199
34
42

39.5
40.0
39.5
39.5
40.0

73.00
74.50
72.50
87.50
67.50

72.50
73.00
72.00
95.50
70.50

64.006 7.0C63.5078.0061.00-

NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------

61
57

39.5
39.5

70.00
69.00

69.00
6 8 .0 0

63.50- 77.00
63.50- 75.50

TRANSCRIBING—MACHINE OPERATORS*
GENERAL ------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------NCNMANUFACTURING ---------------

286
72
214

29.0
40.0
38.5

6 8 .0 0

69.00
73.50
67.50

62.00- 76.00
67.50- 78.50
60.50- 74.50

TYPISTS, CLASS A ----------------MANUFACTURING ----------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES3-------------

491
320
171
37

39.5
40.0
39.0
40.0

91.00
77.50
76.50

81.50
89.50
76.00
73.50

TYPISTS, CLASS B -----------------MANUFACTURING-----------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES3------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------

1,076
173
903
90

39.0
40.0
39.0
39.0
40.5

62.00
70.50
60.50
63.50
63.50

60.50
69.50
59.50
63.00
64.00

SECRETARIES ----------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES3
------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------

1,711
923
788
238
93

STENOGRAPHERS* GENERAL ----------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------PUBLIC UTILITIES3-----------RETAIL TRADE -----------------

584
293
291

STENOGRAPHERS, S E M C R -----------MANUFACTURING -----------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES3-------------

MANUFACTUR IN G-----------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES3-----------RETAIL TRADE -----------------

111

32

78.50
79.00
78.50
98.00
76.50

TABULA TING—MACHINE OPERATORS *

112

69.50
74.00

8 6 .0 0

-

—
-

_
-

-

-

-

37

-

-

-

4

9

42
3
39

67
28
39
7

—

6
-

20

6
-

19

1
-

6

8

12
12

37
51
14
9

67
34
33
3

53
24
29
l

-

-

5

15

6

-

-

7

11

-

-

-

2

2
2
-

35
14

“

-

-

e
-

30
-

-

12
-

8

30

34

12

2
-

25
17

—

2
-

~

2

7

_

_

_

~

20
12

39
18
21

4

-

81
46
35
16
3

84
47
37
27

48
9
39
39

17
5

12

12
12

11
1
1

28
26

45
44

23
23

6

89
76
13

2

1

1

2

1
1

7
7

5
3

7
5

10
10

5
5

“

2

2

~

5
4

19

8
-

-

-

-

_

-

-

4
4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

—

1
-

19
19

8
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

—

-

2
2

4

1
1

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

44
66

37
7
35
9
26
22

~

~

2
2

45
44

17
17

1
1

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

_

-

_

-

—

_
~

34

_

_

-

-

12
-

-

-

12

72.50-100.50
75.C0-1C4.50
70.00- 82.00
67.50- 84.00

_

_

-

-

-

-

55.5062.0055.005 9 .5C58.50-

_

69.00
76.00
67.00
70.50
71.50

45

5
17

3

-

22

28

_

-

-

-

—

-

-

-

5

4

21
2

15
4

12

12

4

4

11

8

8

53
9
44

36

60
25
35

-

8

57
33
24
3

61
32
29

16
3
13

19
17
12
6
6
-

8

6

2

7
4

22

-

-

1

10

2

7

54
16
38
13
14

22
22

12
12

9
9

10
8

2

~

~

44
5
39

38
5
33

62
18
44

52
13
39

47
19
28

9
4
5

9

5
5

26

68

16
4

73
30
43

58
35
23

23
18
5

15

-

57
31
26

59
59

-

_

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

~

-

-

1
1

-

_

_

-

-

-

4
4
*

-

6
6

8
-

-

241
1C
231

274
26
248

4

22
10

21

3

10

173
20

153
34
30

12

24

34
34

3
5
l

9

3

-

2

1
1

2
2

l

~

“

38
31
7

49
40
9
5

11

4

11

6

6

2

2

1

~

154
36
118

114
35
79
15

64
14
50

30

3

6

10
20

5

2

2

1
2
2

16
15

1
1

17

-

7
7
-

35
31
4

12
12
-

25
25
-

_

_

-

-

_
-

-

1
1

11

_

4

3

7
20

1
1

1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time 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 workers.
The median designates position— half of the employees surveyed receive more
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 more than the
higher rate.
3 Transportation, communication, and other public utilities.




7
Table A-2. Professional and Technical Occupations—Men and Women
(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t- tim e w e e k ly h ou rs and ea rn in g s fo r s e le c te d occu p ation s studied on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u stry d iv is io n , In d ia n a p o lis, Ind., D e c e m b e r 1964)1
2

1 Standard h o u rs r e f le c t the w o rk w e e k f o r w h ich e m p lo y e e s r e c e iv e th e ir r e g u la r s tr a ig h t-tim e s a la r ie s and the ea rn in g s c o rre s p o n d to th ese w e e k ly h ou rs.
2 F o r d e fin itio n o f t e r m s , se e fo o tn o te 2, ta b le A - l .




D ata w e r e not c o lle c te d fo r d ra fts m e n and t r a c e r s due to the r e v is io n o f occu p a tion a l
d e s c r ip tio n s , w h ich w e r e r e v is e d to fa c ilita te im p r o v e d c la s s ific a tio n . (S e e appendix A .) It
w a s not fe a s ib le to c o lle c t e a rn in g s data b y m a il the f i r s t y e a r ; h o w e v e r , ea rn in g s data fo r
d ra fts m e n and t r a c e r s w ill be c o lle c te d b y p e rs o n a l v is it and p u b lish ed n ext 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 tr a ig h t- tim e w e e k ly hou rs and ea rn in gs fo r s e le c te d occu p ation s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u stry d iv is io n , In d ia n a p o lis, Ind., D e c e m b e r 1964)
Average

Average

O ccu pation and in d u stry d iv is io n

Weekly
Weekly
hours 1 earnings 1
(standard) (standard)

144
25

LIS
42

40.5
40.0
41.0
40.0

CLERKS, PAYROLL
$
75.00
MANUFACTURING ---------78.00
NONMANUFACTLRING ----74.50
PUBLIC UTILITIES294.50
RETAIL TRAOE ---------

262
150

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS
73.00
MANUFACTURING --------74.00
NCNMANUFACTURING —
72.00
RETAIL TRAOE -------

289
179

BILLERS, MACHINE (BOOKKEEPING
MACHINE)
MANUFACTURING ----NCNMANUFACTURING

73
3C
43

40.0
40.0
40.0

BCCKKEEP ING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A ---------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING

73
55

40.5
40.5

270

39.5
40.0
39.0
40.0

83.00 CUPLICATING-MACHINE OPERATORS
(M1MECGRAPH OR CITTO) ------------80.50
MANUFACTURING -----------------------NCNMANUFACTURING -----------------71.50
80.00 KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A —
67.00
MANUFACTURING -----------------------61.50
NCNMANUFACTURING -----------------101.50 KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B —
113.00
MANUFACTURING -----------------------94.50
NCNMANUFACTURING -------------106.50
PUBLIC UTILITIES 2----------89.00
RETAIL TRADE ------------------

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS 8 ---------------------------------------MANUFACTURING
NCNMANUFACTURING ------RETAIL TRAOE -----------

Weekly
Weekly
hours 1 earnings 1
(standard) (standard)

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - CONTINUED

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS
BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
MACHINE) ----------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------NCNMANUFAC TLRING---------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES 2------------------

Number
of
workers

O ccu pation and in d u s try d iv is io n

91

179
32

112

28
26

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

53

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

56
25
33

39.0
40.0
38.0

268
147

39.5
40.0
39.5

425
155
270
39
47

39.5
40.0
39.5
39.0
40.5

110

121

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A
MANUFACTURING -------------------NCNMANUFACTURING —
PUBLIC UTILITIES 2
RETAIL TRAOE -------

739
276
463
174

40.0
40.0
39.5
40.0
39.5

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS
MANUFACTURING
NCNMANUFACTURING
PUBLIC UTILITIES*
RETAIL TRAOE-------

992
290
702
98
234

40.0
40.0
40.0
39.0
41.0

73.00 OFFICE BOYS AND GIRLS----82.50
MANUFACTURING ------------68.50
NCNMANUFACTURING ------78.50
PUBLIC UTILITIES2—
67.50
RETAIL TRADE -----------

259
92
167
43
28

39.5
40.0
39.5
39.5
40.0

65
28
37

39.5
40.0
39.0

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS B
MANUFACTURING --------NCNMANUFACTURING —
PUBLIC UTILITIES 2

268

39.0
40.0
39.C
39.0

1,712
923
789
239
93

39.5
40.0
39.5
40.0
40.0

43
225
53

584
293
291

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS C
MANUFACTURING --------NCNMANUFACTURING —
PUBLIC UTILITIES 2

461
46
415
53

39.0
40.0
39.0
39.5

32

39.5
40.0
39.5
39.5
40.0

433
149
264

40.0
40.0
40.0

83.50 SECRETARIES---------------------86.50
MANUFACTURING ------------81.00
NCNMANUFACTURING ------PUBLIC UTILITIES2
—
6 6 .0 0
RETAIL TRADE ----------72.00
65.00 STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL 73.50
MANUFACTURING -----------NCNMANUFACTURING ------57.50
PUBLIC UTILITIES2—
64.00
RETAIL TRADE ----------57.00
61.50 STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR —
MANUFACTURING -----------83.00
NONMANUFACTURING ------8 6 .0 0
PUBLIC UTILITIES2—
81.50

581
410
171
34

40.0
40.0
39.5
40.0

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS A —
MANUFACTURING -----------NCNMANUFACTURING -------

CLERKS, ORDER -------------MANUFACTURING
NCNMANUFACTURING

110

Standard h ou rs r e fle c t the w o rk w e e k f o r w h ich e m p lo y e e s r e c e iv e th e ir re g u la r s tr a ig h t-tim e
T r a n s p o rta tio n , co m m u n ica tion , and o th e r p u b lic u tilitie s .




111

O ccu p ation and in d u stry d iv is io n

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - CONTINUED
$
91.00 SWITCHBGARO OPERATORS---------95.00
MANUFACTURING -----------------85.50
NCNMANUFACTURING
105.50
71.00 SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR—
RECEPTIONISTSMANUFACTURING -------------------------------75.50
NCNMANUFACTURING ---79.50
PUBLIC UTILITIES 2
68.50
RETAIL TRAOE 67.00
TABULATING—
MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A --------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------------71.00
NONMANUFACTURING -----------------67.00
74.00 TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B --------------------------------------84.50
MANUFACTURING
92.00
NCNMANUFACTURING
78.00
TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
74.50
CLASS C ----------------------------------------89.00
NCNMANUFACTURING -------------------66.50
69.50 TRANSCKIBING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
GENERAL ----------------------------------------66.50
MANUFACTURING -------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING -------------------64.50

number
of
workers

Weekly
Weekly
hours 1 earnings 1
(standard) (standard)

233
83
15C

40.5
40.0
41.0

$
73.50
92.50
63.00

286
87
199
34
42

39.5
40.0
39.5
39.5
40.0

73.00
74.50
72.50
87.50
67.50

91
59
32

39.5
40.0
39.0

120.50
125.00
111.50

129
57
72

39.5
39.5
39.5

99.00
106.50
93.00

127
103

39.5
39.5

77.00
72.00

286
72
214

39.0
40.0
38.5

69.50
74.00

493
322
171
37

39.5
40.0
39.0
40.0

91.00
77.50
76.50

1,076
173
903
9C
112

39.0
40.0
3 9 .C
39.0
40.5

62.00
70.50
60.50
63.50
63.50

133
118

40.0
40.0

115.00
118.50

6 8 .0 0

6 8 .0 0

62.50 TYPISTS, CLASS A -------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------76.50
NCNMANUFACTURING ----58.50
PUBLIC UT1LITIES2104.00
112.50 TYPISTS, CLASS B
MANUFACTURING
93.50
NONMANUFACTURING ----103.00
PUBLIC UTILITIES284.50
RETAIL TRAOE --------86.50
91.50
81.50
99.00
PROFESSIONAL ANO TECHNICAL
63.50
OCCUPATIONS
95.50
100.50 NURSES, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED)
84.00
MANUFACTURING --------------------------8 6 .0 0

s a la r ie s and the ea rn in g s c o r r e s p o n d to th e s e w e e k ly h ou rs.

8 6 .0 0

9
Table A-4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A v e r a g e s tr a 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 r e a b a sis
by indu stry d ivisio n , In dian apolis, Ind. , D e c e m b e r 1964)
N u m b er o f w o rk e rs r e c e iv in g s tra ig h t-tim e h ou rly earn in gs o f—

Hourly earnings 1

*

$

$

*

U n d e r 1* 80 l - 90 2- 00 2- l c
S
and
1.80 under

O ccupation and in d u stry d iv is io n

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

*

*

$

*

$

$

$

$

$

2 - 20 2- 30 2.40 2 - 50 2- 60 2.70 2.80 2.90 3 - 00 3 - 10 3- 20 3 - 30 3- 40 3 - 5c 3 - 60 3 - 70 3- 80 3.90
_

—

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

and

_______1.90 2.00 2.10 2.2C 2.3C 2 .4 C 2.50 2.60 2.70 2.80 2.90 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.30 3.40 3.50 3.6C 3.7C 3.60 3.90 over

$

$

CARPENTERS. MAINTENANCE ----------------

151

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

NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------

117
34

3.20
3.23
3.12

3.39
3.40
3.08

$
2 .7 9 3 .0 12 .6 8 -

ELECTRICIANS. MAINTENANCE ------------MANUFACTURING-----------------------------

592
510

3.42
3.41

3.53
3.51

3 .2 4 - 3.63
3 .2 3 - 3.60

ENGINEERS. STATIONARY -------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------------------

193
171

3.17
3.22

3.27
3.32

2 .6 6 - 3.48
2 .9 4 - 3.49

FIREMEN. STATIONARY BOILER ----------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING

141
106
35

2.56
2.75
1.99

2.59
2 .6 8
1.86

2 .0 8 - 2.94
2 .4 7 - 2.99
1.57- 2.39

15
15

HELPERS. MAINTENANCE TRA0ES
MANUFACTURING
NONMANUFACTURING ------PUBLIC UTILITIES 4 —

112

77
35
33

2.50
2.38
2.78
2.84

2.42
2.36
2.59
3.12

2 .2 7 2 . 222 .4 4 2 .4 5 -

15
14

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS. TOOLROOM
MANUFACTURING -----------------------------

833
830

3.41
3.41

3.52
3.52

3 .3 1- 3.58
3 .3 1 - 3.58

MACHINISTS. MAINTENANCE
MANUFACTURING------------

324
304

3.35
3.36

3.38
3.38

3 .2 1- 3.5C
3.22- 3.49

MECHANICS. AUTOMOTIVE
(MAINTENANCE)
MANUFACTURING ----------NCNMANUFACTORING ----PUBLIC UTILITIES4-

433
105
328
283

3.11
3.00
3.15
3.20

3.30
3.06
3.31
3.32

2 .8 7 2 .7 2 2 .9 52 .9 9 -

MECHANICS. MAINTENANCE
MANUFACTURING-----------

699
683

3.28
3.30

3.35
3.36

3 .0 6 - 3.63
3 .0 6 - 3.63

MILLWRIGHTS
MANUFACTURING

353
345

3.44
3.44

3.49
3.49

3 .3 9- 3.56
3 .3 9- 3.56

152
135

2.70
2.70

2.75
2.76

2 .5 6- 2.86
2 .5 6 - 2.88

PAINTERS. MAINTENANCE --MANUFACTURING

101
77

3.19
3.23

3.33
3.31

3 .0 2- 3.47
3 .0 5 - 3.45

13

3

12

3

PIPEFITTERS. MAINTENANCE
MANUFACTURING--------------

292
284

3.38
3.39

3.44
3.44

3 .3 0- 3.5C
3 .3 0- 3.50

32
32

23
23

29
29

118
118

87
87

3.46
3.46

3.45
3.45

3 .3 8- 3.54
3 .3 8- 3.54

3
3

20
20

32
32

791
791

3.56
3.56

3.70
3.70

3 .3 9 - 3.76
3 .3 9 - 3.76

30
30

75
75

75
75

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

SHEET-METAL WORKERS. MAINTENANCE
MANUFACTURING----------------------------TOOL ANC DIE MAKERS
MANUFACTURING -----

1
2
3
4

$
3.49
3.47
3.73

2.67
2.60
3.23
3.23

3.36
3.36
3.36
3.36

E xclu des p rem iu m pay fo r o v e r tim e and fo r w o rk on w eekends, h olid ays, and la te sh ifts.
F o r d e fin itio n o f te r m s , see footnote 2, tab le A - l .
W o rk e rs w e r e d istrib u ted as fo llo w s : 5 at $ 1.40 to $ 1. 50; and 6 at $ 1. 50 to $ 1.60.
T ra n sp o rta tio n , com m unication, and o th er public u tilitie s .




11
5

4
3

1

28
18
22
19

13
13

l
1
1
1
1

10

20
20

15
15

17
13
4

23
9
14
14

12

28
26
15
10

l
l

18
18

20

27
27

14
1C
4

5
4
1

46
46

36
34

45
45

151
144

108
1C7

17
16

15
14

35
35

22
20

331
331

59
15
10

10

12

3
3

12
11

16
16

15
3

13

l
27
27

12

15
15

1
2

7

27
27

115
115

36
36

13
13

33
33

63
63

71
71

15
5

31
9
22
9

19
3
16
15

197

13
13

12

66

83

69
69

40
40

19
19

254
254

48
48

32
4
28
28

66

40
40

17
17

28
27

12

24
24

93
93

131
123

39
39

39

35

25
25

21
21

97
97

66

10

112
112

7
7
14
9

42
42

1

11

18
15
33
27

12

37
37

13
13

6

3
3

1
2

1
1

15

7

10
10

17
17

1C

7
5
2

1
1
1
1

15
15

38
26

29
29

21

176
176

142
142
2C
1C

40
40

4

8
8

2
2

20
20

30
30

24
24

24
24

328
328

54
54

11
11

10
Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations
(A verage straight-tim e hourly earnings fo r selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Indianapolis, Ind., December 1964)
H
ourly earnings2
$

O c c u p a tio n 1 and in d u stry d iv is io n

w ers
ork

$

edian3
M
ean3 M

M
iddle range3

$

$

$

Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—
S
$
I
$
%
$
$
S
S
$
$
$
$
t
t
$
$
$
. 9C 1.00 1.10 1.20 1. 30 1.40 1.50 1.60 1 .70 1.80 1.90 2.00 2.20 2.40 2.6C 2.8C 3.00 3.20 3.4C

.60

.70

.80

.70

• 80

.90 l.CC 1.10 1.2C 1.30 1. 40 1.50 1.60 1.70 1.80 1.90

—

42
42

32
32

-

1C
10

—
-

17
17

10
10

1
1

2
2

1
1

3
3

4
4

_
~

213
7
206

48
11
37

10
10

12
12

8
8

-

-

-

o
in

Num
ber

and
under

and

ELEVATCR OPERATORS. PASSEN6ER
(WOHEA) ----------------------NONMANUFACI UR ING

118
118

$
.87
.87

$
.75
.75

$
$
.6 7 - 1.13
.6 7 - 1.13

GUAROS ANO WATCHMEN
MANUFACTURING --NCNMANUFACTURING

834
492
342

2.15
2.61
1.48

2.25
2.79
1.28

1.30- 2.92
2 .2 7 - 2.97
1 .2 4- 1.5C

_
—

_
~

—

_
~

_
-

GUARDS:
MANUFACTURING ---

441

2.68

2.90

2 .2 9 - 2.98

-

-

-

-

-

WATCHMEN:
MANUFACTURING

-

-

1

•60

2.20 2.40 2 .6C 2.8C 3.0C 3.2C 3.40

over

25
4
21

14
10
4

16
9
7

35
33
2

103
103

28
26
2

65
45
2C

170
161
9

77
77
~

5
5
-

1
1

-

10

9

32

83

26

45

161

69

5

1

-

_
—
~

-

51

2.02

2.28

1.35- 2.38

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

11

-

-

4

-

1

20

JANITORS. PORTERS. AND CLEANERS
MANUFACTURING
NONMANUFACTURING
PUBLIC UTILITIES4RETAIL TRAOE —

2.161
1.207
954
128
402

1.88
2.23
1.44
2.13
1.39

1.94
2.27
1.43
2.18
1.50

1.441.971 .1 32 .1 1 1.17-

2.35
2.61
1.67
2.4C
1.59

_
—
~

15
15
15

21
—
21
10

89
89
13

31
31
-

41
41
10

125
125
81

86
18
68
3
25

96
30
66
3
30

82
16
66
2
16

160
21
139
5
109

121
43
78
11
42

70
46
24
1
15

67
26
41
15

182
153
29
1
15

196
133
63
50
~

295
268
27
21
6

142
111
31
31

338
338
~

4
4
-

-

_
—
-

JAKITCRSt PORTERS. AND CLEANERS
(WOMEN)
MANUFACTURING
NONMANUFACTURING
RETAIL TRAOE —

309
107
202
48

1.67
2.22
1.38
1.25

1.57
2.23
1.30
1.23

1.261 .8 81 .2 2 1.17-

2.12
2.64
1.62
1.29

8
—
8
~

—
-

4
4

9
9

—
-

—
-

LABORERS. MATERIAL HANDLING
MANUFACTURING
NGNMANUFACTURING
PUBLIC UTILITIES RETAIL TRADE ----

3.100
1.720
1.380
676
320

2.44
2.42
2.46
2.93
1.87

2.60
2.63
2.29
3.22
1.65

2 .1 4 2 .2 0 2 .1 1 2 .4 9 1.51-

2.75
2.7C
3.22
3.26
2.31

—
-

—
—
-

_
—
~

453
16
437
437

1
1
—
-

ORDER FILLERS
MANUFACTURING --NONMANUFACTURING
RETAIL TRAOE —

1.291
536
755
220

2.24
2.27
2.22
2.25

2.27
2.27
2.27
2.68

1.932 .2 0 1.751 .5 6-

2.61
2.44
2.75
2.86

_
-

—
-

491
413
78

2.25
2.39
1.52

2.41
2.51
1.48

1.79- 2.64
2 .1 5 - 2.65
1.36- 1.71

-

~

PACKERS. SHIPPING
MANUFACTURING NONMANUFACTURING ---------

_

-

-

-

-

8

_

_

_

_

—
-

-

17
17
17

65
2
63
23

30
30
3

14
5
9
l

11
2
9
2

15
15

17
5
12
2

34
17
17

3
3
-

17
17
-

18
12
6

7
4
3

40
40
-

_
—
-

_
-

—
-

-

_
-

_
-

136
104
32
32

28
8
20
12

51
13
38
6
32

99
16
83
6
73

35
14
21
21

80
63
17
17

76
64
12
11

146
52
94
10

230
95
135
23

410
138
272
96
16

261
139
122
110
12

983
904
79
18
61

79
67
12
-

32
26
6
3
-

-

-

_
-

_
-

“

21
21
l

40
40
20

13
13
9

58
3
55
44

37
15
22
12

71
71
1

74
59
15
1

29
23
6
1

49
32
17
7

381
216
165
4

195
141
54
8

184
16
168
4

134
26
108
108

5
5
-

_

_

-■
-

—
_

_
—

-

_

-

-

9

-

-

17
17

17
17

23
20
3

26
14
12

34
21
13

11
6
5

10
8
2

41
41

54
54

73
73

165
165

2
2

-

9

6
6

3
3

13

5

10

35

2

-

-

16

1

-

-

-

_

10
10

2
2

20
4
16

19
2
17

36
23
13

15
15
"

14
8
6

27
26
1

5
2
3

1
1
~

_
11
11

-

_

PACKERS. SHIPPING (WOMEN)

194

1.68

1.55

1.39- 1.92

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

46

30

30

RECEIVING CLERKS
MANUFACTURING
NCNMANUFACTURING

149
81
68

2.36
2.57
2.12

2.28
2.55
2.10

2 .0 7 - 2.68
2 .2 8 - 2.91
1.93- 2.26

_

—

-

_
-

_
~

_

-

_
-

-

-

_
-

_
-

—
-

SHIPPING CLERKS MANUFACTURING
NONMANUFACTURING

125
92
33

2.61
2.76
2.19

2.49
2.60
2.18

2 .2 2 - 2.98
2 .3 1 - 3.29
2 .1 2 - 2.27

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

—

1
1

9
5
4

17
2
15

26
18
8

25
22
3

2
2

15
15
-

5
5
-

14
14

SHIPPING ANO RECEIVING CLERKS
MANUFACTURING
NCNMANUFACTURING

145
98
47

2.66
2.65
2.69

2.73
2.75
2.50

2 .4 7 - 2.81
2 .5 6 - 2.82
2 .4 5 - 2.78

-

-

-

-

—

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

13
13

4
3
1

38
12
26

51
41
1C

26
26
~

3
3

10

2.160
452
1.708
608
361

2.73
2.72
2.74
3.11
2.46

2.89
2.92
2.88
3.24
2.64

2 .3 5 2 .5 2 2 .2 9 3 .2 11.97-

—
-

-

_
-

—
-

-

-

13

—
-

8
8

18

-

18

40
3
37

25
11
14

6
3
3

-

“

13

8

21

~

5

52

174
36
138
18
46

162
3
159
16
6

127
30
97
52
12

159
49
110
1
24

438
150
288
2
38

340
99
241
2
127

525
12
513
513

"

9

83
23
60

-

23
9
14
1

"

~

—
-

TRUCKCR1VERS
MANUFACTURING NONMANUFACTURING
PUBLIC UTIL I TIES*--RETAIL TRADE ------See footnotes at end of table.




3.20
3.02
3.22
3.27
3.05

-

13
-

-

-

-

—

10

_

_
_

19
16
3
3
~

11
Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations— Continued
(A v e r a g e s tr a 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 basis
by in du stry d iv is io n , In dian apolis, In d ., D e c e m b e r 1964)
N um ber o f w o rk e rs r e c e iv in g s tra ig h t-tim e h ou rly ea rn in gs o f—

Hourly earning,2

i

S

Number

.5 0

Occupation1 and industry division
Mean3

Median3

Middle range3

%

$

.6 0

.7 0

.8 0

.7 0

.8 0

.9 0

-

S
s
$
S
• SC 1 .0 0 1 .1 0 l . 20 1 .3 0

i
1 .6 0

S
1 .70

$
i.e c

i
1 .9 0

S
!I
2 .0 0 2 .2 0

1 .7 0

1.80

1.9 0

2 .0 0

2 .2 0

11
3
8
8

6
3
3
~

13
3
1C
A

33
19
1A
9

22
21
1
“

1A

l

_

9
5
A
1

50
A
A6
A3

122
15
107
17
16

93

-

_

12

S
$
2 . A0 2.6C

*

S

s

$

2 . e c 3.CC 3.2C 3. AC
and

l.C C

1 .10

1 .2 0 l . . 30 l.A O

l .5 0

1 .6 0

-

37

~

18
18
8

2.8C

3.CC

3.2C

7
2
5
~

11
11

26
3
23
23

36
36
36

93
16
~

87
A
63
51
A

113
31
62

339
81
258
2
12

170
66
6A
12

50
5U
-

22
22
-

18
2
16

131
12
119

~

8

15
8
7
3

2 . A0 2 .6 0

3 . AC o v e r

CONTINUED

TRUCKDRIVERS, LIGHT I UNDER
1 1/2 -T O N S )-----------------------------------MANO F ACT O R ING -------------------------------NCNMANUFAC TIR IN G --------------------------RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------

2A7
65
18 2
126

$
2 .1 3
2 .1 3
2 .1A
2 .2 7

$
1 .9 8
2 .0 A
1.9 2
2 .1 5

$
1 .5 8 1 .9 A 1 .5 A 1 .5 5 -

$
2 .8 2
2 .3 0
2 .9 5
3 .1 1

TRLCKCR IVERS, M I Of (1-1/2 TC
ED
AND INCLUDING 4 TONS) ----------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTLKING --------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES 4 ----------------------RETAIL TRACE ------------------------------

1,0 7 8
229
8A5
177
105

2 .6 8
2 .8 5
2 .6 A
2 .8 3
2 .3 2

2 .8 3
2 .9 7
2 .8 0
3 .2 0
2 .1 2

2 .3 3 2 .7 8 2 .2 7 2 .5 1 1 .9 6 -

2 .9 9
3 .0 3
2 .8 9
3 .2 5
2 .6 9

TRLCKCRIVERS• HEAVY (CVER A ICNS,
TRAILER T Y P E )-------------------------------MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NCNMANUFAC TURING--------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES 4 ----------------------RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------

620
A8
572
368
102

3.0 A
2 .8 3
3 .0 6
3 .2 3
2 .9 1

3 .2 2
2 .8 5
3 .2 2
3 .2 5
3 .0 A

3 . 0 3 - 3 .2 6
2 . 5 2 - 3.1 A
3 .0 5 - 3 .2 6
3 . 2 3 - 3 .2 8
3 .0 0 - 3 .0 7

TRLCKCRIVERS, HEAVY (CVER A TCNS,
OTHER THAN TRAILER TYPE) ------------

69

2 .5 1

2 .7 A

2 . 0 7 - 2 .9 A

-

-

-

TRUCKERS, PURER (FORKLIFT) -------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NCNMANUFACTLR1NG --------------------------RETAIL TRACE ------------------------------

8AI
768
73
56

2.6 A
2 .6 A
2 .6 8
2 .6 7

2 .8 1
2 .8 1
2 .8 A
2 .8 A

2 .AS2 .A 9 2 .5 5 2 .8 1 -

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

“

~

~

TRUCKERS, POWER ( CTFER THAN
FORKLIfT)
MANUFACTURING-------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING --------------------------

251
202
A9

2.6C
2 .6 A
2 . A0

2 .5 7
2 .6 8
2 .A 6

2 . 2 2 - 2 .8 6
2 . 1 6 - 2 .8 9
2 .A 1 - 2 .5 2

_

_

_

1
2
3
4
5

$
$
1.AO 1 .5 0

and
under
.6 0

TKUCKCR I VERS5 -

S

2 .8 6
2 .8 6
2 .8 9
2 .6 7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

~

“

~

~

~

13
13
13

~

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

37
21

3
3

1
“

“

_

_

-

~

~

_

-

“
_
-

~

-

~

-

-

~

-

-

_

_

_

-

-

-

“

~

~

1

-

-

1A
A

-

-

“

-

16

-

-

-

-

~

~

91

-

91
91
~

~

79

368
368
368
~

A
A
~

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

~

-

-

~

~

_
~

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

-

1

-

18

5

2

11

27

-

-

•

-

_

2

_

A
A

_

X

-

-

8
8

35
32
3
3

51
A5
6
6

66
62
A
~

65
65

136
136

-

6
A
2
2

8
5
3
~

9
1
8
~

_

_

_

61

L2
11
1

ie
18

23
23

-

_

-

-

2

~

~

~

_

_

_

_

_
5A
1

1
1

~

_
-

-

-

-

~

~

-

-

-

_
-

~

12
12

-

_
7

-

-

-

~

~

A5C
AC6
AA
AA

59
19
A0

27
27

A8
A8

_

-

-

~

Data limited to men workers except where otherwise indicated.
Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
For definition of terms, see footnote 2, table A - l.
Transportation, communication, and other public utilities.
Includes all drivers regardless of size and type of truck operated.




-

-

-

_
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2
2




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 salary
information 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 woikers.
OFFICE
BILLER, MACHINE

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR

Prepares statements, bills, and invoices on a machine other than
an ordinary or electromatic typewriter. May also keep records as to
billings or shipping charges or perform other clerical work incidental
to billing operations. For wage study purposes, billers, machine, are
classified by type of machine, as follows:

Operates a bookkeeping machine (Remington Rand, Elliott Fisher,
Sundstrand, Burroughs, National Cash Register, with or without a 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, e t c ., 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. The 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 woik is
subdivided on a functional basis among several workers.
CLERK, FILE
Class A. In an established filing system containing a number
of varied subject matter files, classifies and indexes file material
such as correspondence, reports, technical documents, etc. May
also file this material. May keep records of various types in con­
junction with the files. May lead a small group of lower" level file
clerks.
Class B. Sorts, codes, and files unclassified material by 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—Continued
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. M^y 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

17

KEYPUNCH OPERATOR—Continued
of coding skills and the making of some determinations, for example,
locates on the source document the items to be punched; extracts
information from several documents; and searches for and interprets
information on the document to determine information to be punched.
May train inexperienced operators.
Class B. Under close supervision or following specific 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.
OFFICE BOY OR GIRL
Performs various routine duties such as running errands, operating
minor office machines such as sealers or mailers, opening and distributing
m ail, and other minor clerical work.

STENOGRAPHER, SENIOR
Primary duty is to take dictation involving a varied technical
or specialized vocabulary such as
in legal briefs or reportson 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.
OR
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 woxking 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. Operates 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.)

18

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 work. The work typically involves portions of a woik
unit, for example, individual sorting or collating runs or repetitive
operations.

TRANSCRBING-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 woricing 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 woik 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 woik 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 m a­
terial in final form when it involves combining material from several
sources or responsibility for correct spelling, syllabication, punctu­
ation, etc. , of technical or unusual words or foreign language ma­
terial; and planning layout and typing of complicated statistical tables
to maintain uniformity and balance in spacing. May type routine
form letters varying details to suit circumstances.
Class B. Performs one or more of the following: Copy typing
from rough or clear drafts; routine typing of forms, insurance policies,
e tc .; and setting up simple standard tabulations, or copying more
complex tables already setup and spaced properly.

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PROFESSIONAL

AND

TECHNICAL

DRAFTSMAN—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 the 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. Work 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 employees1 injuries; keeping
records of patients treated; preparing accident reports for compensation
or other proposes; 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 following: Plan­
ning and laying out of work from blueprints, drawings, models, or verbal
instructions; using a variety of carpenters 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 followings 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 ma­
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 dr 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 purposes,
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 fire by hand or
operates a mechanical stoker, or gas or oil burner; and checks water
and safety valves. May clean, oil, or assist in repairing boilerroom
equipment.
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 woik; 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 working 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. Work involves most of the followings 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 work 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. Ip 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. Woik 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 woik 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 plumber*s 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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SHEET-METAL WORKER, MAINTENANCE

TOOL AND DIE MAKER—Continued

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-metal­
working 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.

M ATERIA L

M OVE ME NT

ELEVATOR OPERATOR, PASSENGER

JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER—Continued

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 following:
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. Longshore men,
who load and unload ships are excluded.

23

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, customers1
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 dripping containers, the specific operations performed being dependent
upon the type, size, aud 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 m a­
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
customers1 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 puiposes, truck drivers 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)
Tmcker, 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 aly sts, directors of
personnel, managers of office serv ices, and clerical employees.
Order a s B L S 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

Area

Akron, Ohio, June 1964 1____________________________
Albany—
Schenectady— roy, N. Y. , Mar. 1964 L—__ —,
T
Albuquerque, N. Mex. , Apr. 1964 1_________________
Allentown—
Bethlehem—
Easton, Pa. — J. , Feb. 1964 L
N.
Atlanta, Ga. , May 1964 1____________________________
Baltimore, Md. , Nov. 19641 ____________
Beaumont—
Port Arthur, Tex. , May 1964 L
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,
1430-27,
1385-70,
1385-63,
1430-1,
1430-16,

Buffalo, N. Y. , Dec. 1963_____________________________
Burlington, Vt. , Mar. 1964__________ ___ ___ — _ ____
_
Canton, Ohio, Apr. 1964 1______________ ___________ __
Charleston, W. Va. , Apr. 1964 1 _____________ ___
___
_
__________________________
Charlotte, N. C. , Apr. 1964 1
Chattanooga, Tenn. —
Ga. , Sept. 1964 1 _______________
Chicago, 111., Apr. 1964 1_________ .__________________
_________________
Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky. , Mar. 1964
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 1964 1________________________
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 19641_______________

1385-33, 25 cents
Omaha, Nebr.—
Iowa, Oct. 19641385-47, 20 cents
Paterson—
Clifton—
Passaic, N. J. , May 1964 1
__________
1385-64, 25 cents
Philadelphia, Pa.-N .J. , Nov. 1964 1__________________
1385-57, 25 cents
Phoenix, Ariz. , Mar. 1964 1__________________________
1385-55, 25 cents
Pittsburgh, Pa. , Jan. 1964________
1430-10,25cents
Portland, Maine, Nov. 1964_______
1385-66, 30 cents
Portland, Oreg.—
Wash. , May 19641_
1385-58, 25 cents
Providence—
Pawtucket, R. I.—
Mass. , May 1964_______
1430-13,30cents
Raleigh, N. C.
1430-18,30Richmond, Va. ,, Sept. 1964cents
Nov. 1964________________
Rockford, 1 1 , Apr. 1964 1
1.
________________
1430-25, 30 cents
St. Louis, Mo.-HI. , Oct. 1964 1___________
Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 1963___________
1430-20, 25 cents
San Antonio, Tex. , June 1964______________
1385-40, 25 cents
1385-34, 25 cents
San Bernardino—
Riverside—
Ontario, Calif. ,
1385-44, 25 cents
Sept. 1964San Diego, Calif. , Sept. 1964 1_____________
1385-43, 25 cents
1430-24, 30 cents
San Francisco—
Oakland, Calif., Jan. 1964 l.
Savannah, Ga. , May 1964 1
_________________
1430-3, 25 cents
Scranton, Pa. , Aug. 1964__________________
1385-68, 25 cents
1385-81, 25 cents
Seattle, Wash. , Sept. 1964_______
1430-30, 25 cents
Sioux Falls, S. Dak. , Oct. 1964________
South Bend, Ind. , Mar. 1964 1_________
1385-41, 25 cents
Spokane, Wash. , May 1964____________
1385-32, 20 cents
1430-26,25cents Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 1964________ _
Trenton, N. J. , Dec. 1963.
1385-76, 25 cents
Washington, D. C. —
Md. —
Va. , Oct. 19641
___
1430-7* 25 cents
Waterbury, Conn. , Mar. 1964 1___________
1385-59, 30 cents
Waterloo, Iowa, Nov. 19641 __________ —
__
1385-50, 20 cents
1385-75, 25 cents
Wichita, Kans. , Sept. 1964 1______________
1430-4, 25 cents
Worcester, Mass., June 1964 1
—.
1385-35, 25 cents
York, Pa. , Feb. 1964 1_________

Dallas, Tex. , Nov. 1964 1 ___________________________
Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, IowaIll. , Oct. 1964 1_____________________________________
Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 1964 1___ _______________________ __
Denver, Colo. , Dec. 1963 1 _____ __________ ___ ___
___
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. 1964__________________________
Jackson, Miss. , Feb. 1964 1__________________________
Jacksonville, Fla. , Jan. 1964 _______________________ _
Kansas City, Mo. —
Kans. , Nov. 1964____________
Lawrence—
Haverhill, Mass.— H. , June 1964 1____ .
N.
Little Rock—
North Little Rock, Ark. , Aug. 19641_____Los Angeles—
Long Beach, Calif., Mar. 1964 l-________
Louisville, Ky. —
Ind. , Feb. 1964______________________
Lubbock, Tex. , June 1964 1
_________________ _ ___ _
_
Manchester, N. H. , Aug. 1964 1___ _ _ _____________
_ _
Memphis, Tenn. , Jan. 1964 1_____________________ —

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




25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
30 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
30 cents

Miami, Fla. , Dec. 1964_____
Milwaukee, Wis. , Apr. 1964.
Minneapolis— Paul, Minn. Jan. 1964.
St.
Muskegon—
Muskegon Heights, Mich., May 1964
Newark and Jersey City, N. J. , Feb. 1964 1_____
New Haven, Conn. , Jan. 1964 1
_________________
New Orleans, La. , Feb. 1964__________________
New York, N. Y. , Apr. 1964
Norfolk—
Portsmouth and Newport News—
Hampton, Va. , June 1964_____________
Oklahoma City, Okla. , Aug. 1964 1
______

Bulletin number
and price
1430-■29,
56,
1385-■
1385-•39,
1385-■
71,
1385-•49,
1385*■37,
1385-■42,
72,
1385-■

25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
30 cents
25 cents
25 cents
40 cents

138514301430-17,
1385 62,
1430 •28,
1385 54,
1385- 38,
1430 •21,
1385 -67,
1385-65,
1430- 6 ,
1430-■19,
60,
1385-■
1430-- 2 2 ,
1385-■
28,
1385-•74,

20 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
35 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
20 cents
20 cents
25 cents
25 cents
30 cents
20 cents
20 cents

1430-•8 ,
1430-■ 12,
36,
1385-■
1385-■69,
1430-■ 2 ,
1430-•9,
1430-•15,
1385-■51,
78,
1385-■
1385-■46,
1385-.27,
1430-•14,
1385-•48,
1430-•23,
1430-•11,
1385-■79,
1385-45,

20 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
20 cents
25 cents
20 cents
25 cents
20 cents
20 cents
20 cents
30 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents


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