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Occupational Wage Survey
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
MARCH 1965

B u l l e t i n No. 1 4 3 0 - 5 6




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




Occupational Wage Survey
PHOENIX, ARIZONA




MARCH 1965

B u lletin No. 1430 -56

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

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Contents

Preface

Page

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 p rac ­
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 p erio d s______________________________
A. Occupational earnings:*
A -1. Office occupations—
men and women____________________
A -2. P rofessional 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 m aterial movement occupations__________
Appendixes:
A. Changes in occupational descriptions________________________
B. Occupational descriptions__________________________________

This bulletin presents results of the survey in
Phoenix, Ariz. , in March 1965. It was prepared in the
Bureau's regional office in San Francisco, Calif. , by
Richard P. Wilson, under the direction of William P.
O'Connor. The study was under the general direction of
John L. Dana, Assistant Regional Director for Wages and
Industrial Relations.




1
3

areas.

*NOTE: Sim ilar tabulations are available for other
(See inside back cov er.)

Union scale s,
the Phoenix area,
struction, printing,
motortruck drivers

M
i

indicative of prevailing pay levels in
are also available for building con­
local-transit operating employees, and
and helpers.

2
2
4
5
00 -Si O '

The Bureau of Labor Statistics program of annual
occupational wage surveys in metropolitan areas is de­
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.

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11




Occupational Wage Survey—Phoenix, Ariz.
Introduction
Occupational employment and earnings data are shown for
full-time w orkers, 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 b asis.
This bulletin presents current occupational employment and
earnings information obtained largely by mail from the establishments
visited by Bureau field economists in the la st 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 estim ates.
Industries and establishments differ in pay level and job staffing and,
thus, contribute differently to the estim ates 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. Sim ilarly, differences in average pay levels for men
and women in any of the selected occupations should not be assum ed to
reflect differences in pay treatment of the sexes within individual e s­
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 e s­
tablishments in the specific duties performed.

In each area, data are obtained from representative estab­
lishments within six broad industry divisions: Manufacturing; tran s­
portation, communication, and other public utilities; wholesale trade;
retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and serv ices. 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. E s ­
timates based on the establishments studied are presented,' therefore,
as relating to all establishments in the industry grouping and area,
except for those below the minimum size studied.

Occupational employment estim ates 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 e s ­
tablishments, the estim ates 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 m aterially 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 power plant; and (4) custodial and m aterial move­
ment. Occupational classification is based on a uniform set of job
descriptions designed to take account of interestablishment variation
in duties within the same job. The occupations selected for study
are listed and described in appendix B. Earnings data for some of
the occupations listed and described are not presented in the A -series
tables because either (l) employment in the occupation is too small
to provide enough data to merit presentation, or (2) there is p o ssi­
bility of disclosure of individual establishment data.




Establishment P ractices 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 -se rie s tables) in previous
bulletins for this area.
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2




T a ble 1.

Establishm ents and w o rk e rs w ithin sco p e o f survey and num ber studied in P h oen ix, A r iz . ,*
by m a jo r industry d iv isio n , 2 M arch 1965

Industry division

A ll division s

N um ber o f establishm ents

M inimum
em ploym ent
in e sta b lish ­
m ents in scope
o f study

Within scope
o f stu d y3

W orkers in establishm ents
Within scope
o f stu dy *

Studied

Studied

374

111

7 8,900

49 ,9 7 0

50
"

103
271

36
75

35,400
43 ,5 0 0

27,060
22,910

50
50
50
50
50

41
37
112
26
55

16
8
26
13
12

9, 700
2, 800
19,500
5,5 0 0
6 ,0 0 0

7 ,6 4 0
800
8, 360
4, 370
1,740

_ __ ___________________________________________

M anufacturing_______________ _______________________ ____
N onm anufacturing_________________________________ — ______
T ra n sp o rta tio n , com m u n ication , and
other public u t ilit ie s 5_____ ________________ __________
W h olesale t r a d e 6 --------------------------------------------------------------R etail t r a d e 6___________________ ____ ______ — — ---F in an ce, in su ran ce, and re a l estate 6____ ____ ______
S e r v ic e s 6 7------- --------------- ------- --------------- — ------- —

1 The P h oen ix Standard M etrop olitan Statistical A re a c o n s ists o f M a rico p a County. The "w o r k e r s within scop e o f study" estim ates shown in
this table pro v id e a reason ably accu rate d e s crip tio n o f the s ize and com p osition o f the labor fo r c e included in the su rvey. The estim ates are not
intended* h o w ever, to s e rv e as a b a sis o f co m p a ris o n with other em ploym ent indexes fo r the a re a to m easu re em ploym ent trends or lev els since
(1) planning o f w age su rveys re q u ire s the u se o f establishm ent data co m p ile d co n sid e ra b ly in advance o f the p a y r o ll p er io d studied, and (2) sm all
establishm ents are excluded fro m the scop e o f the survey.
2 The 1957 r e v ise d edition o f the Standard Industrial C la s s ifica tio n Manual w as used in c la s sify in g establishm ents by industry division .
3 Includes all establishm ents with total em ploym ent at o r above the m inim um lim itation. A ll outlets (within the area) o f com panies in such
in du stries as tra d e , fin a n ce, auto re p a ir s e r v ic e , and m otion p ictu re th eaters are c o n s id e re d as 1 establishm ent.
4 Includes all w o rk e rs in all establishm ents with total em ploym ent (within the area) at o r above the m inim um lim itation.
5 T a x ica b s and s e r v ic e s incidental to w ater transportation w e re excluded. S ev e ra l e le c t r ic u tilities (supplying le s s than half the e le c tr ic
consum ption in M a rico p a County) w e re p u b licly operated and excluded by defin ition fro m the sco p e o f the study.
6 T h is industry d iv isio n is re p resen ted in e stim ates fo r " a ll in d u strie s" and "nonm anu facturing" in the S e r ie s A ta b les. Separate p resentation
o f data fo r this div isio n is not m ade fo r one o r m o re o f the follow ing r e a so n s: (1) Em ploym ent in the d iv ision is too sm all to p rov id e enough data
to m e rit separate study, (2) the sam ple w as not designed in itially to p e rm it separate presen tation , (3) resp on se w as insufficien t o r inadequate to
p e rm it separate presen tation , and (4) there is p o s s ib ility o f d is c lo s u r e o f individual establishm ent data.
7 H otels; p e r s o n a l s e r v ic e s ; bu sin ess s e r v ic e s ; autom obile r e p a ir shops; m otion p ictu re s ; nonprofit m em b ersh ip organization s (excluding relig iou s
and charita ble organ ization s); and engineering and a rch ite ctu ra l s e r v ic e s .

T a ble 2.

Indexes o f standard w eekly sa la r ie s and stra igh t-tim e h ou rly earnings fo r s e le cte d occu pation al groups in P h oenix, A r iz . ,
M arch 1965 and M arch 1964, and p e rce n ts o f in cre a s e fo r se le cte d p e rio d s
Indexes
(M a rch 1961 = 100)
M arch 1965

A ll in d u stries:
O ffice c le r ic a l (m en and w o m e n )____
Industrial n u rses (m en and w om en )__
Skilled m aintenance (men) ___________
U nskilled plant (m e n )_________________
M anufacturing:
O ffice c le r i c a l (m en and w o m e n )____
Industrial n u rses (m en and wom en) —
S killed m aintenance (m en)____________
U nskilled plant (m e n )_________________
Data do not m eet publication c r ite r ia .

115.4
n

no. 8
114.4
113. 9
(*)
(l)
116. 0

P e r c e n ts o f in c re a s e

M arch 1964

M arch 1964
to
M arch 1965

M arch 1963
to
M arch 1964

111. 9
(*)
108. 6
112. 4

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

3. 4
(*)
.9
0

4.
2.
1.
7.

108. 4

5. 0
(*)

3.4

2. 8

(! )
()
5. 6

(! )
()
4 .4

Industry and occu pation al group

(! )
( )
113. 5

(')

2. 3

M arch 1962
to
M arch 1963

3
0
1
8

M arch 1961
to
M arch 1962

A p ril I960
to
M arch 1961

8
7
5
2

2. 6
(l)
2. 8
4. 4

1.9
5. 2

1.9
(M

3.
4.
6.
4.

C)

2.9

(')

3. 0

3
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 n urses,
and in average earnings of selected plant worker groups.
For office clerical workers and industrial n urses, the p er­
centages of change relate to average weekly salarie s for normal hours
of work, that is, the standard work schedule for which straight-time
salaries are paid. For plant worker groups, they m easure 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, c lass B; clerk s, accounting,
class A and B; clerk s, file, c la ss A, B , and C; clerk s, order; clerk s,
payroll; Comptometer operators; keypunch operators, c la ss A and B;
office boys and girls; secretaries; stenographers, general; stenogra­
phers, senior; switchboard operators; tabulating-machine operators,
class B; and typists, c lass 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 m akers; unskilled—jan itors, porters, and cleaners; and laborers,
m aterial 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 m easure, principally,
the effects of (1) general salary and wage changes; (2) m erit or other
in creases 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
in creases 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. Sim ilarly, 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-tim e hours. They are not influenced by
changes in standard work schedules, as such, or by premium pay
for overtime.

4

A. Occupational Earnings
Table A-l. Office Occupations—
Men and Women
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t -t im e w e e k ly h ou rs and e a r n in g s fo r s e le c t e d o cc u p a tio n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
by in d u stry d iv is io n , P h o e n ix , A r iz . , M a r c h 1965)
N u m b er o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g s t r a ig h t -t im e w e e k ly e a rn in g s o f—

S ex, o cc u p a tio n , and in d u stry d iv is io n

N um ber
of
workers

A verage
w eekly
hours1
(standard)

$
M ean 2

M edian 2

M iddle range 2

%

S

$

i

$

S

%

$

%

$

r

$

$

S

$

S

$

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

130

135

140

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

130

135

140

over

1

-

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8
5
3

9
4
5

5

4
4
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2

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14
3
11

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2
11

5

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1
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-

5
5

10
10

12
10

6
6

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2
-

5

2
~

3
-

3
3

5
3

-

6
5

4
1

2
1

and
under
50

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A MANUFACTURING------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------

62
26
36

$
$
$
$
40.5 113.50 111.50 1 0 5 .5 0 -1 2 1 .0 0
40.0 119.00 118.00 1 1 1 .0 0 -1 2 6 .0 0
40. 5 1 10 .00 108.00 1 0 4 .0 0 -1 1 7 .0 0

CLERKS, ORDER -------------------------------NONMANJFACTURING -------------------

78
54

41.5
4 2.0

92.00
84.50

92.00
90.50

69.0 0-10 4.5 0
6 7 .0 0 - 93.50

_

OFFICE BOV S -----------------------------------NONMANJFACTUR I N G -------------------

39
31

40. 0
40.0

60.50
59.00

59.00
58.50

5 6 .5 0 - 63.50
5 6 .5 0 - 60.00

_

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A ------------------------------------------

25

o
o

M
EN

$

$

45

111.50

107.50

102.00-123.00

T ABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B ------------------------------------------

42

40. 0 103.50

105.50

9 9.00-112.00

28
25

40. 0
40. 0

68.00
70.00

5 8 . 0 0 - 94.00
57.5 0-10 5.0 0

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23

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22

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-

W EN
OM
BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
MACHINE) -----------------------------------------NONM JFACTUR I N G --------------------AN

76.00
77.00

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A --------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING--------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------

65
27
38

40. 0
40.0
39. 5

94.50
97.50
92.00

94.00
100.00
93.00

8 7.50-105.00
92.00-108.00
83.0 0-10 2.5 0

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

159
25
134

41.0
4 0. 0
41.0

71.50
88.00
68.50

68.50
87.50
66.00

6 2 .0 0 - 79.50
8 4 .5 0 - 91.00
6 1 .5 0 - 74.00

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A —
MANUFACTURING--------------------------NONMANUFACTURING---------------------

218
54
164

40.5
95.50
40. 0 1 03 .50
40.5
93.00

93.50
104.00
90.50

86.5 0-10 5.0 0
92.00-113.00
8 5.5 0-10 1.5 0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B —
MANUFACTURING --------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------

397
132
2 65

40 . 5
40. n
40.5

76.00
79.00
74.50

75.00
80.50
73.50

6 8 .5 0 - 83.50
7 1 .5 0 - 85.50
6 7 .5 0 - 82.00

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS B ----------------NONMANUFACTURING---------------------

88
74

40. 0
40. 0

63.50
59.00

58.50
57.00

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS C ----------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------

62
62

39. 0
39. 0

57.50
57.50

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

72
33

40.5
40.0

CLERKS, PAYROLL ----------------------------MANUFACTURING--------------------------NONMANUFACTURING---------------------

80
38
42

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS ---------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------

100
44
56

See fo o tn o te s at end o f ta ble.




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29
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51
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21

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29

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5 4 .0 0 - 62.00

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25

28
28

9
9

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5

5
5

57.50
57.50

5 4 .0 0 - 61.50
5 4 .0 0 - 61.50

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22
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83.50

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54.50-117.00

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82.00
84.50
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86.00
76.00

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80. On
81.00
79.50

79.00
80.00
79.00

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7 1 .0 0 - 92.00
7 5 .0 0 - 85.00

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-

-

9
9

6

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

3

~

6

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

4

6
2
4

2
2

_

_

_

_

1
1

3

4
4

79.00
84.50

4

8
7
1

2
2

~

-

_

3

4
-

4

3

-

4
2

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

-

_

12
12

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

1
1

1
1

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

5
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and W omen— Continued
( A v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y h o u r s an d e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s s t u d i e d o n a n a r e a b a s i s
b y i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n , P h o e n i x , A r i z . , M a r c h 1 965)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)

Sex, oc cu pat ion , and in dustry di v is io n

Number
of
workers

N u mb er o f w o r k e r s re c e iv in g st r ai gh t - t im e w e e k l y earni ngs of—
>

Average
weekly
(standard)

45
M ean1
2

Middle range 2

Median 2

$

$

50

55

60

$

$
65

$
70

t
75

i
80

t
85

$
90

»
95

$
100

$
105

i
110

$
115

$
120

$
125

$
130

$
135

and
under

140
and

50
W EN OM

$

55

-

-

60

65

-

-

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

130

135

140

over

8
8

3
1
2

39
31
8

23
13
10

21
20
1

10
8
2

4
4

2
2

-

14
14

-

-

-

-

-

-

34
18
16

26
7
19

16
7
9

13
2
11

5
4
1

3
3
~

19
l
18

2
2

17
5
12

27
1
26
~

46
5
41
5

73
10
63
1

87
22
65
5

78
30
48
2

84
35
49
8

72
33
39
11

49
26
23
6

56
33
23
8

30
10
20
7

40
31
9
2

3
2
1
1

7
7
-

23
21
2
1

6
6
1

-

CONTINUED

KEYPJNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A -------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------

124
93
31

40. 0
40 . 3
40. 0

$
85.5 0
88.50
77.00

$
82.50
85.50
79.00

$
$
7 7 .5 0 - 90.00
7 8 .5 0 - 93.50
7 0 .0 0 - 83.00

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B -------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING-------------------------------

143
44
99

40. 0
40. 0
40. 0

75.00
75.50
75.00

72.50
73.00
72.50

6 6 .5 0 6 8 .0 0 6 5 .0 0 -

82.50
84.50
82.50

SECRETARIES-----------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------PUBLIC UTIL ITIES 3---------------------------

711
2 71
440
58

40. 0 9 7 .0 0
96.00
4 0 . 0 105.50 104.00
40.0
92.00
90.90
40.0 104.00 104.00

8 5 . DO9 4 .008 1.5 09 6.0 0-

109.00
117.00
102.00
114.00

“

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL ------------------------MANUFACTURING------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------

333
117
216

40. 0
40. 0
40. 0

80.50
84.00
78.50

81.00
84.09
79.00

73.5 07 8.007 0.0 0-

87.50
91.00
86.50

_
“

STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR --------------------------MANUFACTURING------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING-------------------------------

4 09
220
189

40.0
40.0
40. 0

88. 00
92.00
84.00

86.00
89.50
83.00

8 0 . SO­ 9 7 . 5 0
BS. 0 3 - 1 0 0 . 5 0
7 6 .9 0 - 91.50

_

_

-

-

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING-------------------------------

173
150

41.5
41.5

65.50
63.00

64.50
62.50

5 0.0 94 9 .5 0 -

74.00
71.50

44
44

SWITCHBOARO OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTSMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------

81
30
51

40 . 5
40. 0
41.0

71.50
74.50
69.50

6 7 .5 3
74.00
65.09

6 2 .5 0 - 77.00
6 7 .5 3 - 83.00
6 1 .5 0 - 69.50

TYPISTS, CLASS A ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING-------------------------------

76
50

40. 0
40. 0

79.00
74.50

75.00
72.00

7 0.0 068.00-

88.00
80.00

_

TYPISTS, CLASS B ------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTUR I N G -------------------------------

411
121
2 90

40 . 0
4 0. 0
40. 0

68.00
78.00
64.00

66.50
78.00
63.03

6 0.5 072.5 05 8 .0 9 -

75.50
84.50
68.00

-

_

_

2

-

-

-

2
_

23
-

23

_

6

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

7

_

10
10

17
5
12

37
5
32

28
9
19

63
18
45

59
27
32

71
21
50

24
15
9

14
14
-

1
l
"

8
2
6

1
1

-

-

-

-

-

-

“

-

-

-

-

8

10
1
9

46
22
24

99
52
47

60
35
25

38
27
11

34
22
12

52
37
15

7
5
2

7
2
5

16
14
2

3
3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3
~

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

8

28
3
25

3
3

13
13

30
29

20
16

27
26

9
5

9
4

3
1

9
7

2
1

-

-

1
1

_

-

20
2
18

21
7
14

8
6
2

6
5
1

2
2
“

-

-

-

9
6
3

3

-

10
2
8

_

-

6
6

13
12

20
19

5
1

9
5

8
5

8

1

88
2
86

70
10
60

51
35
16

41
21
20

35
23
12

18
16
2

10
10

1
1

_

-

-

_

-

33

63
2
61

-

33

-

-

~
-

4
~

-

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

~

2

3

~

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2
2

1 Standard hours r e f le c t the w or k w e e k f o r whic h e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v e the ir re g u l ar s t r ai gh t -t im e sa la ri e s and the earni ngs c o r r e s p o n d to thes e w e ek l y hour s.
2 The m ean is com pu te d fo r ea ch job by totaling the earni ngs o f all w o r k e r s and dividing by the num be r o f w o r k e r s . The m e di an desig na tes po s it io n— ha lf o f the e m p l o y e e s su r ve y ed r e c e iv e m o r e
than the rate shown; half r e c e i v e le s s than the rate shown. The m id dl e range is def ined by 2 rates o f pay; a fourth o f the w o r k e r s ea rn le s s than the l ow e r of thes e ra te s and a fourth earn m o r e than
the higher rate.
Tra ns po r ta ti o n, co m m u n i ca t io n , and other pu blic ut ilitie s.




Table A-2. Professional and Technical Occupations—Men and Women
Data w e r e not
d e s c r i p t i o n s , wh ic h
It was not fe a si bl e
fo r d r a f t sm e n and

c o l le c t e d fo r dr a f t sm e n and t r a c e r s due to the r e v i s io n of o cc upa tio na l
w e r e r e v i s e d to facilitate im p ro v e d cl a s si fi c a t i o n . (See appendix A .)
to c o l le c t ear ni ngs data by m a il the fi rst year ; h o w ev e r, ea rnings data
t r a c e r s w il l be c o l le c t e d by p e r s o n a l v is it and publ ish ed next year .

Data fo r in dustrial nu r se s do not m e et pu blication cr it e r ia .

6
Table A-3. Office, Professional, and Technical O ccupations*-M en and W omen Combined
(A verage straigh t-tim e w eekly hours and earnings fo r selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division , Phoenix, A r iz ., M arch 1965)
Average

O ccupation and industry division

Number
of

Weekly
Weekly
hours 2 earnings 2
[standard) (standard)

BILLERS* MACHINE (BILLING
MACHINE! ---------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING--------------------

31
28

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS*
CLASS A -----------------------------------------MANUFACTURING------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------

72
27
45

4 0 .0

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

163
25
138

40. 0
40. 0

4 1 .0
AO. 0
4 1 .0

$
7 8 .0 0
7 9 .0 0

CLERKS, OROER ---------MANUFACTURING ---NONMANUFACTURING

9 3 .0 0
9 7 .5 0

CLERKS, PAYROLL -----MANUFACTURING---NONMANUFACTUR ING

7 2 .0 0
8 8 .0 0
6 9 .0 0

280
80
200

40. 5

9 9 .5 0

4 0 .0
40. 5

1 0 8 .5 0
9 6 .0 0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B —
MANUFACTURING ------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------PUBL IC UTIL ITIES3---------------

421
142
279
26

4
4
4
4

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS B --------------NONMANUFACTURING-------------------

88

4 0 .0

74

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS C
NONMANUFACTURING -■

62
62

.5
.0
.5
. 0

Number
of
workers

Weekly
hours 2
(standard)

Weekly
earnings 2
(standard)

Average

O ccupation and industry division

Weekly
hours 2
(standard)

Weekly
earnings 2
(standard)

150
57
93

4 1 .0
4 0 .5
4 1 .5

$
8 5 .5 0
9 4 .5 0
8 0 .0 0

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL----------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING-----------------------------

333
117
216

40. 0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

$
8 0 .5 0
8 4 .0 0
7 8 .5 0

91

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

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

STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR ------------------------MANUFACTURING----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING----------------------------------------

409
220
1 89

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
40. 0

8 8 .0 0
9 2 .0 0
8 4 .0 0

40. 0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

8 0 .0 0
8 1 .0 0
7 9 .5 0

S<f ITCH BOARD OPERATORS------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ----------------------------------------

173
150

4 1 .5
4 1 .5

6 5 .5 0
6 3 .0 0

40. 0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

8 5 .5 0
8 8 .5 0
7 7 .0 0

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTSMANUFACTURING-----------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING----------------------------------------

81
30
51

4 0 .5
40. 0
4 1 .0

7 1 .5 0
7 4 .5 0
6 9 .5 0

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

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A ----------------------------------------------------------------------

26

4 0 .0 1 1 1 .5 0

100

40 . 0
40. 0
4 0 .0

T ABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B -----------------------------------------------------------------------

46

40. 0 1 0 4 .0 0

4 0 .0
40. 0

6 0 .5 0
5 9 .0 0

TYPISTS, CLASS A ------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------

76
50

4 0 .0
40. 0

7 9 .0 0
7 4 .5 0

TYPISTS, CLASS B ----------------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------

415
121
2 94

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
40. 0

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

A
T
44

7 7 .0 0
8 0 .5 0

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS
MANUFACTURING -------NONMANUFACTURING —

100

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A MANUFACTURING-----------------------NONMANUFACTURING------------------

124

KEYPJNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B
MANUFACTURING ------------------NONMANUFACTURING--------------

144
44

44
56

93

31

7 5 .0 0
9 1 .5 0

OFFICE BOYS ANO GIRLSNONMANUFACTURING —

50
41

40. 0

6 3 .5 0
5 9 .0 0

711
271
440

39. 0

5 7 .5 0

SECRETARIES---------------MANUFACTURING -----NONMANUFACTUR ING
PUBLIC UTIL ITIF S3

39. 0

5 7 .5 0

58

40.
40.
40 .
40.

0 9 7 .0 0
0 1 0 5 .5 0
0 9 2 .0 0
0 1 0 4 .0 0

S alaries o f p ro fe ssio n a l and technical w ork ers are om itted fro m this report.
Standard hours r e fle c t the workweek fo r which em ployees re ce iv e their regular straigh t-tim e sa la rie s and the earnings corresp on d to these w eekly hours.
Tran sportation, com m unication, and other public utilities.




Number
of
workers

9 0 .5 0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A —
MANUFACTURING ------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------

0
0
0
0

Average

O ccupation and industry division

7
Table A-4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A v e ra g e st r a ig h t- tim e h o u rly e a rn in g s fo r m en in se le c te d o c c u p a tio n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
by in d u stry d iv isio n , P h o en ix , A riz . , M a rc h 1965)
Number o f w ork ers receiving straight-tim e hourly earnings of—

Hourly earnings1

1 .9 0 2 .0 0 2 .1 0 2 .2 0 2 .3 0 2 .4 0 2 .5 0 2 .6 0 2 .7 0 2 .8 0 2 .9 0 3 .0 0 3 .1 0 1 .2 0 3 .3 0 3 .4 0 3 .5 0 3 .6 0 3 .7 0 3 .8 0 3 .9 0 4 .0 0
Under
«
and
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
1 .90 under
_______ 2 .0 0 2 .1 0 2 .2 0 2 .3 0 2 .4 0 2 .5 0 2 .6 0 2 .7 0 2 .8 0 2 .9 0 3 .0 0 3 .1 0 3 .2 0 3 .3 0 3 .4 0 3 .5 0 3 .6 0 3 .7 0 3 .8 0 3 .9 0 4 .0 0 4 .1 0

Occupation and industry division

CARPENTERS, MAINTENANCE -------MANUFACTURING----------------

52
32

3.21
3 .2 8

$

$

$

ELECTRICIANS* MAINTENANCE -----MANUFACTURING----------------

156
96

3 .5 3
3.44

3 .5 0
3 .4 5

3 . 4 1 - 3.83
3 . 3 6 - 3 .5 7

5

ENGINEERS* STATIONARY ----------MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------

93
41
52

2.9 1
3.12
2 .7 5

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

2 . 6 3 - 3 .1 9
2 . 8 5 - 3 .4 6
2 . 5 6 - 3 .1 1

15

15

23
22

15

15

1

HELPERS* MAINTENANCE T R A 0 E S ---MANUFACTURING----------------

83
26

2 .3 6
2 .3 8

2 .4 5
2 .4 2

2 . 2 1 - 2 .6 5
2 . 2 4 - 2 .5 3

6

24

-

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS* TOOLROOM
MANUFACTURING----------------

53
53

3 .1 7
3.17

3 .1 5
3 .1 5

3 . 1 0 - 3 .1 9
3 . 1 0 - 3 .1 9

—
-

3 . 4 5 - 3 .6 8

—

3 .3 9
3 .4 1

MACHINISTS* MAINTENANCE--------

$

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

MECHANICS* AUTOMOTIVE
(MAINTENANCE) -----------------MANUFACTURING---------------N0NMANUFACTURING ------------PUBLIC UTILITIES3-----------

247
138
109
91

3 .1 8
3.17
3 .1 9
3.22

3 .1 7
3 .2 8
3 .1 6
3 .4 2

MECHANICS* MAINTENANCE---------MANUFACTURING----------------

144
141

3 .2 0
3.21

3 .3 3
3 .3 3

37
37

2.51
2.51

2 .7 1
2 .7 1

11

3

2 . 3 4 - 2 .7 6
2 . 3 4 - 2 .7 6

11

1

1

-

4
4

l

8
7
5

16
16

-

—
-

5
5

18
18

_

-

1

2
1
2

2
2

45
45

4
4

7

4
4

PAINTERS* MAINTENANCE ----------TOOL AND DIE M A K E R S ------------MANUFACTURING----------------

2 .7 7 2 .7 3 3 .0 3 3 .0 3 -

2 .8 2 -

107
107

3 .32
3.32

3 .4 4
3 .4 4

3 .6 2
3 .6 3
3 .6 2
3 .6 4

12
1

—

-

2
-

1

1

2

12

2

2

-

2

26
26

7
-

-

3

3

-

3

5

_

-

-

-

3
-

3

-

1

_

12

-

25
18

%

12

28
15

_
-

8
8

-

-

_

-

5

10

62
62

3 . 1 3 - 3 .5 9
3 .1 3 - 3 .5 9

50

18
18
34
34

5
5

12

12

20
20

32
32

14
14

21
21

-

14
14

-2
-

-

_

_

-

_

2
-

-

-

-

-

—

14
14

15

_
51

-

-

5

l

_

20
20

-

-

-

3

_

3 .6 7

1 Excludes prem ium pay for overtim e and for w ork on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
2 F or definition o f te rm s, see footnote 2, table A - l .
3 T ransportation, com m unication, and other public utilities.




22
22
18
18

2

-

-

3 .3 9
3 .3 9

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

1

-

-

15

_
—

-

8
Table A-5. Custodial and M aterial Movement Occupations
( A v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s s t u d i e d o n a n a r e a b a s i s
b y in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n , P h o e n i x , A r i z . , M a r c h 1965)

N u m b er o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g s tr a ig h t -t im e h o u r ly ea rn in g s o f—

Hourly ear ni ngs 2

O c c u p a t io n 1 and in d u str y d iv is io n

Number
of
workers

$
Mean3

Median3

i

1 .1 0

1 .2 0 1 .3 0

I
j

Mi ddl e r ange3

1 .2 0

$

$

s

$

$

t

$

s

$

$

$

$

$

$

s

t

$

s

s

$

1 .4 0

1 .5 0

1 .6 0

1 .7 0

1 .8 0

1 .9 0

2 .0 0

2 .1 0

2 .2 0

2 .3 0

2 .4 0

2 .5 0

2 .6 0

2 .7 0

2 .8 0

2 .9 0

3 .0 0

3 .2 0

3 .4 0

3 .4 0

3 .6 0

1.30 1.40 1. 50 1. 60 1. 7 0 1. 8 0 1. 9 0 2 . 0 0 2 . 1 0 2 . 2 0 2. 3 0

$
1 .5 2 2 .3 7 1 .3 4 -

$
2 .7 4
2 .8 4
1 .9 1

106

2 .6 4

2 .7 1

2 .5 2 -

1 .6 5
2 . 03
1 .4 6

1 .6 6
2 .0 4
1 .4 3

1 .3 2 1 .8 7 1 .2 2 -

1 .9 9
2 .2 3
1 .7 1

-

-

3

JANITORS* PORTERS* AND CLEANERS
(WOMEN) ------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING----------------------------

251
237

1 .3 0
1 .2 5

1 .2 5
1 .2 4

1 .1 7 1 .1 6 -

1 .3 7
1 .3 5

LABORERS* MATERIAL HANDLING-----------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING----------------------------

1 ,1 2 0
319
801

2 .2 7
2 .2 7
2 .2 7

2 .2 3
2 .4 1
2 . 08

1 .9 4 1 .9 7 1 .9 2 -

2 .7 4
2 .4 9
2 .7 7

ORDER FILLERS ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING----------------------------

95
80

2 .5 6
2 .4 9

2 .6 9
2 .6 4

2 .4 2 2 .3 9 -

2 .8 5
2 .7 7

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

96
82

2 .1 9
2 .3 3

2 .5 1
2 .5 2

1 .7 8 2 .1 9 -

2 .5 6
2 .5 6

RECEIVING CLERKS ------------------------------------

76
33
43

2 .0 9
2 . 15
2 .0 5

2 .1 2
2 .1 9
1 .9 9

1 .9 3 1 .9 5 1 .9 3 -

2 .3 9
2 .5 5
2 .1 9

29

2 .0 9

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GUARDS AND WATCHMEN---------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING----------------------------

MANUFACTURING --------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING---------------------------SHIPPING CLERKS----------------------------------TRUCKDRIVERS4 --------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------PU8L IC UTILITIES5------------------------

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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.

9




Appendix B. Occupational Descriptions

The primary purpose of preparing job descriptions for the Bureau’ s wage surveys is to assist its field
staff in classifying into appropriate occupations workers who are employed under a variety of payroll titles
and different work arrangements from establishment to establishment and from area to area. This permits
the grouping of occupational wage rates representing comparable job content. Because of this emphasis on
interestablishment and interarea comparability of occupational content, the Bureau's job descriptions may
differ significantly from those in use in individual establishments or those prepared for other purposes. In
applying these job descriptions, the Bureau's field economists are instructed to exclude working supervisors,
apprentices, learners, beginners, trainees, handicapped, part-time, temporary, and probationary workers.
O FF I C E
BILLER, MACHINE

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR

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

Operates a bookkeeping machine (Remington Rand, Elliott Fisher,
Sundstrand, Burroughs, National Cash Register, with or without a type­
writer keyboard) to keep a record of business transactions.
Class A. Keeps a set of records requiring a knowledge of and
experience in basic bookkeeping principles and familiarity with the
structure of the particular accounting system used. Determines proper
records and distribution of debit and credit items to be used in each
phase of the work. May prepare consolidated reports, balance sheets,
and other records by hand.

Biller, machine (billing machine). Uses a special billing ma­
chine (Moon Hopkins, Elliott Fisher, Burroughs, 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

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CLERK, ACCOUNTING—Continued
ledger or ledgers such as accounts receivable or accounts payable;
examining and coding invoices or vouchers with proper accounting
distribution; and requires judgment and experience in making proper
assignations and allocations. May assist in preparing, adjusting, and
closing journal entries; and may direct class B accounting clerks.
Class B. Under supervision, performs one or more routine ac­
counting operations such as posting simple journal vouchers or accounts
payable vouchers, entering vouchers in voucher registers; reconciling
bank accounts; and posting subsidiary ledgers controlled by general
ledgers, or posting simple cost accounting data. This job does not
require a knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles but
is found in offices in which the more routine accounting work is
subdivided on a functional basis among several 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—Continue d
to make up the order; checking prices and quantities of items on order
sheet; and distributing order sheets to respective departments to be filled.
May check with credit department to determine credit rating of customer,
acknowledge receipt of orders from customers, followup orders to see
that they have been filled, keep file of orders received, and check shipping
invoices with original orders.
CLERK, PAYROLL
Computes wages of company employees and enters the necessary
data on the payroll sheets. Duties involve: Calculating workers' earnings
based on time or production records; and posting calculated data on payroll
sheet, showing information such as woiker's name, woiking days, time,
rate, deductions for insurance, and total wages due. May make out paychecks and assist paymaster in making up and distributing pay envelopes.
May use a calculating machine.
COMPTOMETER OPERATOR
Primary duty is to operate a Comptometer to perform mathe­
matical computations. This job is not to be confused with that of statis­
tical or other type of clerk, which may involve frequent use of a Comp­
tometer but, in which, use of this machine is incidental to performance
of other duties.
DUPLICATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (MIMEOGRAPH OR DITTO)
Under general supervision and with no supervisory responsibilities,
reproduces multiple copies of typewritten or handwritten matter, using a
Mimeograph or Ditto machine. Makes necessary adjustment such as for
ink and paper feed counter and cylinder speed. Is not required to prepare
stencil or Ditto master. May keep file of used stencils or Ditto masters.
May sort, collate, and staple completed material.
KEYPUNCH OPERATOR

CLERK, ORDER
Receives customers' orders for material or merchandise by mail,
phone, or personally. Duties involve any combination of the followings
Quoting prices to customers; making out an order sheet listing the items




Class A. Operates a numerical and/or alphabetical or combina­
tion keypunch machine to transcribe data from various source docu­
ments to keypunch tabulating cards. Performs same tasks as lower
level keypunch operator but, in addition, work requires application

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KEYPUNCH OPERATOR—Continued

STENOGRAPHER, SENIOR

of coding skills and die making of some determinations, for example,
locates on the source document the items to be punched; extracts
information from several documents; and searches for and interprets
information on the document to determine information to be punched.
May train inexperienced operators.

Primary duty is to take dictation involving a varied technical
or specialized vocabulary such as in legal briefs or reports on scientific
research from one or more persons either in shorthand or by Stenotype
or similar machine; and transcribe dictation. May also type from written
copy. May also setup and maintain files, keep records, etc.

Class B. Under close supervision or following specific procedures
or instructions, transcribes data from source documents to punched
cards. Operates a numerical and/or alphabetical or combination
keypunch machine to keypunch tabulating cards. May verify cards.
Working from various standardized source documents, follows specified
sequences which have been coded or prescribed in detail and require
little or no selecting, coding, or interpreting of data to be punched.
Problems arising from erroneous items or codes, missing information,
e t c ., are referred to supervisor.

OR

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

Performs stenographic duties requiring significantly greater inde­
pendence and responsibility than stenographers, general as evidenced by
the following: Work requires high degree of stenographic speed and accu­
racy; and a thorough working knowledge of general business and office
procedures and of the specific business operations, organization, policies,
procedures, files, workflow, etc. Uses this knowledge in performing
stenographic duties and responsible clerical tasks such as, maintaining
followup files; assembling material for reports, memorandums, letters,
e tc .; composing simple letters from general instructions; reading and
routing incoming mail; and answering routine questions, etc. Does not
include transcribing-machine woik.

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 c alls.)

STENOGRAPHER, GENERAL
Primary duty is to take dictation involving a normal routine
vocabulary from one or more persons either in shorthand or by Stenotype
or similar machine; and transcribe dictation. May also type from written
copy. May maintain files, keep simple records, or perform other rela­
tively routine clerical tasks. May operate from a stenographic pool.
Does not include transcribing-machine work. (See transcribing-machine
operator.)




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

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

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

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Class A. Operates a variety of tabulating or electrical account­
ing machines, typically including such machines as the tabulator,
calculator, interpreter, collator, and others* Performs complete
reporting assignments without close supervision, and performs difficult
wiring as required. The complete reporting and tabulating assign­
ments typically involve a variety of long and complex reports which
often are of irregular or nonrecurring type requiring some planning
and sequencing of steps to be taken. As a more experienced oper­
ator, is typically involved in training new operators in machine
operations, or partially trained operators in wiring from diagrams
and operating sequences of long and complex reports. Does not
include woiking supervisors performing tabulating-machine operations
and day-to-day supervision of the woik 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 work involving little special training, such
as keeping simple records, filing records and reports, or sorting and dis­
tributing incoming mail.
Class A. Performs one or more of the following: Typing ma­
terial in final form when it involves combining material from several
sources or responsibility for correct spelling, syllabication, punctu­
ation, 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 set up 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 as: Prepares
working drawings of subassemblies with irregular shapes, multiple
functions, and precise positional relationships between components;
prepares architectural drawings for construction of a building including
detail drawings of foundations, wall sections, floor plans, and roof.
Uses accepted formulas and manuals in making necessary computations
to determine quantities of materials to be used, load capacities,
strengths, stresses, etc. Receives initial instructions, requirements,
and advice from supervisor. Completed work is checked for technical
adequacy.
Class C. Prepares detail drawings of single units or parts for
engineering, construction, manufacturing, or repair purposes. Types
of drawings prepared include isometric projections (depicting three
dimensions in accurate scale) and sectional views to clarify positioning
of components and convey needed information. Consolidates details
from a number of sources and adjusts or transposes scale as required.
MAINTENANCE

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

Work

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

POWERPLANT

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE— Continued

Performs the carpentry duties necessary to construct and maintain
in good repair building woodwork and equipment such as bins, cribs,
counters, benches, partitions, doors, floors, stairs, casings, and trim made
of wood in an establishment. Work involves most of the following: Plan­
ning and laying out of work from blueprints, drawings, models, or verbal
instructions; using a variety of carpenter's handtools, portable power tools,

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




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ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE

HELPER, MAINTENANCE TRADES—Continued

Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the in­
stallation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generation, dis­
tribution, or utilization of electric energy in an establishment. Work
involves most of the following: Installing or repairing any of a variety of
electrical equipment such as generators, transformers, switchboards, con­
trollers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other
transmission equipment; working from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or
other specifications; locating and diagnosing trouble in the electrical
system or equipment; working standard computations relating to load
requirements of wiring or electrical equipment; and using a variety of
electrician’s handtools and measuring and testing instruments. In general,
the work of the maintenance electrician requires rounded training and
experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

a woiker supplied with materials and tools; cleaning working area, ma­
chine, and equipment; assisting journeyman by holding materials or tools;
and performing other unskilled tasks as directed by journeyman. The kind
of work the helper is permitted to perform varies from trade to trade: In
some trades the helper is confined to supplying, lifting, and holding m a­
terials and tools and cleaning working areas; and in others he is permitted
to perform specialized machine operations, or parts of a trade that are
also performed by workers on a full-time basis.

ENGINEER, STATIONARY
Operates and maintains and may also supervise the operation of
stationary engines and equipment (mechanical or electrical) to supply the
establishment in which employed with power, heat, refrigeration, or
air-conditioning. Work involves: Operating and maintaining equipment
such as steam engines, air compressors, generators, motors, turbines,
ventilating and refrigerating equipment, steam boilers and boiler-fed
water pumps; making equipment repairs; and keeping a record of operation
of machinery, temperature, and fuel consumption. May also supervise
these operations. Head or chief engineers in establishments employing
more than one engineer are excluded.

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

FIREMAN, STATIONARY BOILER
Fires stationary boilers to furnish the establishment in which
employed with heat, power, or steam. Feeds fuels to 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 woric; 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 woik 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 following: Examining automotive
equipment to diagnose source of trouble; disassembling equipment and
performing repairs that involve the use of such handtools as wrenches,
gages, drills, or specialized equipment in disassembling or fitting parts;
replacing broken or defective parts from stock; grinding and adjusting
valves; reassembling and installing the various assemblies in the vehicle
and making necessary adjustments; and alining wheels, adjusting brakes
and lights, or tightening body bolts. In general, the work of the auto­
motive mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually acquired
through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience,

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

MECHANIC, MAINTENANCE
Repairs machinery or mechanical equipment of an establishment.
Work involves most of the following: Examining machines and mechanical
equipment to diagnose source of trouble; dismantling or partly dismantling
machines and performing repairs that mainly involve the use of handtools
in scraping and fitting parts; replacing broken or defective parts with items
obtained from stock; ordering the production of a replacement part by a
machine shop or sending of the machine to a machine shop for major
repairs; preparing written specifications for major repairs or for the pro­
duction of parts ordered from machine shop; reassembling machines; and
making all necessary adjustments for operation. In general, the woik of
a maintenance mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and ex­
perience. Excluded from this classification are workers whose primary
duties involve setting up or adjusting machines.
MILLWRIGHT
Installs new machines or heavy equipment, and dismantles and
installs machines or heavy equipment when changes in the plant layout
are required. Work involves most of the following: Planning and laying
out of the work; interpreting blueprints or other specifications; using a
variety of handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations re­
lating to stresses, strength of materials, and centers of gravity; alining
and balancing of equipment; selecting standard tools, equipment, and
parts to be used; and installing and maintaining in good order power
transmission equipment such as drives and speed reducers. In general,
the millwright's work normally requires a rounded training and experience
in the trade acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent train­
ing and experience.




PAINTER, MAINTENANCE
Paints and redecorates walls, woodwork, and fixtures of an es­
tablishment. Work involves the following: Knowledge of surface peculi­
arities and types of paint required for different applications; preparing
surface for painting by removing old finish or by placing putty or filler
in nail holes and interstices; and applying paint with spray gun or brush.
May mix colors, oils, white lead, and other paint ingredients to obtain
proper color or consistency. In general, the work of the maintenance
painter requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through
a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
PIPEFITTER, MAINTENANCE
Installs or repairs water, steam, gas, or other types of pipe and
pipefittings in an establishment. Work involves most of the following:
Laying out of work and measuring to locate position of pipe from drawings
or other written specifications; cutting various sizes of pipe to correct
lengths with chisel and hammer or oxyacetylene torch or pipe-cutting
machine; threading pipe with stocks and dies; bending pipe by hand-driven
or power-driven machines; assembling pipe with couplings and fastening
pipe to hangers; making standard shop computations relating to pressures,
flow, and size of pipe required; and making standard tests to determine
whether finished pipes meet specifications. In general, the work of the
maintenance pipefitter requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and ex­
perience. Workers primarily engaged in installing and repairing building
sanitation or heating systems are excluded.
PLUMBER, MAINTENANCE
Keeps the plumbing system of an establishment in good order.
Work involves: Knowledge of sanitary codes regarding installation of vents
and traps in plumbing system; installing or repairing pipes and fixtures;
and opening clogged drains with a plunger or 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-metalwoiking machines; using a variety of handtools in cutting, bending, form­
ing, shaping, fitting, and assembling; and installing sheet-metal articles
as required* In general, the work of the maintenance sheet-metal worker
requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience*
TOOL AND DIE MAKER

volves most of the following: Planning and laying out of work from models,
blueprints, drawings, or other oral and written specifications; using a
variety of tool and die maker* s handtools and precision measuring instru­
ments, understanding of the working properties of common metals and
alloys; setting up and operating of machine tools and related equipment;
making necessary shop computations relating to dimensions of work, speeds,
feeds, and tooling of machines; heattreating of metal parts during fabri­
cation as well as of finished tools and dies to achieve required qualities;
working to close tolerances; fitting and assembling of parts to prescribed
tolerances and allowances; and selecting appropriate materials, tools, and
processes* In general, the tool and die maker*s work requires a rounded
training in machine-shop and toolroom practice usually acquired through
a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

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

AND

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

MATERIAL

M O VE M EN T

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. Woikers
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 torn*,
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 woiking areas
and washrooms, or premises of an office, apartment house, or commercial




LABORER, MATERIAL HANDLING
(Loader and unloader; handler and stacker; shelver; trucker; stockman
or stock helper; warehouseman or warehouse helper)
A worker employed in a warehouse, manufacturing plant, store,
or other establishment whose duties involve one or more of the following:
Loading and unloading various materials and merchandise on or from freight
cars, trucks, or other transporting devices; unpacking, shelving, or placing
materials or merchandise in proper storage location; and transporting ma­
terials or merchandise by handtruck, car, or wheelbarrow. Longshoremen,
who load and unload ships are excluded*

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ORDER FILLER
(Order picker; stock selector; warehouse stockman)
Fills shipping or transfer orders for finished goods from stored
merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips, customers*
orders, or other instructions. May, in addition to filling orders and in­
dicating items filled or omitted, keep records of outgoing orders, requi­
sition additional stock or report short supplies to supervisor, and perform
other related duties.
PACKER, SHIPPING
Prepares finished products for shipment or storage by placing them
in shipping containers, the specific operations performed being dependent
upon the type, size, and number of units to be packed, the type of con­
tainer employed, and method of shipment. Work requires the placing of
items in shipping containers and may involve one or more of the following:
Knowledge of various items of stock in order to verify content; selection
of appropriate type and size of container; inserting enclosures in container;
using excelsior or other material to prevent breakage or damage; closing
and sealing container; and applying labels or entering identifying data on
container. Packers who also make wooden boxes or crates are excluded.

TRUCKDRIVER
Drives a truck within a city or industrial area to transport ma­
terials, merchandise, equipment, or men between various types of es­
tablishments such as: Manufacturing plants, freight depots, warehouses,
wholesale and retail establishments, or between retail establishments and
customers* houses or places of business. May also load or unload truck
with or without helpers, make minor mechanical repairs, and keep truck
in good working order. Driver-salesmen and over-the-road drivers are
excluded.
For wage study purposes, truckdrivers are classified by size and
type of equipment, as follows: (Tractor-trailer should be rated on the
basis of trailer capacity.)
Truckdriver (combination of sizes listed separately)
Truckdriver, light (under 1V2 tons)
Truckdriver, medium (IV2 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-poweied
truck or tractor to transport goods and materials of all kinds about a
warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other establishment.
For wage study purposes, workers are classified by type of truck,
as follows:
Trucker, power (forklift)
Trucker, power (other than foiklift)

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 salaries for accountants, auditors, attorneys, chemists,
engineers, engineering technicians, draftsmen, tracers, job analysts, directors of
personnel, managers of office services, and clerical employees.
Order as BLS Bulletin 1422, National Survey of Professional, Administrative, Tech­
nical, and Clerical Pay, February—
March 1964 . 40 cents a copy.

Occupational Wage Surveys
A lis t of the latest available bulletins is presen ted below. A d ir e c to ry indicating dates of e a r lie r studies, and the p r ic e s of the bulletins is
available on requ est. Bulletins m a y b e purchased fro m the Superintendent of D ocum ents, U.S. Governm ent Printing O ffice, Washington, D .C ., 20402,
or fr o m any of the BLS region al sa les o ffic e s shown on the inside front cover.
A rea
Akron, Ohio, June 1964 1_____________________________
AlbanyHSchenectady—
-Troy, N .Y ., A pr. 1965_________
Albuquerque, N. M e x ., Apr. 1964 1 ______ . ___ ______ ...
Allentown—
Bethlehem —
Easton, P a.— .J., Feb. 1965-.
N
Atlanta, G a., May 1964 1 _____________________________
B altim ore, M d ., Nov. 19641 _________________________
Beaumont— ort Arthur, T ex ., May 1964 1___________
P
Birm ingham , A la., Apr. 1964 1_______________________
B oise City, Idaho, July 19 641 ________________________
Boston, M a ss., Oct. 19 641 ___________________________
Buffalo, N .Y ., D ec. 19641 -------------------------------------Burlington, V t., M ar. 19651 ______________________
Canton, Ohio, Apr. 19 641_________________________
Charleston, W. V a ., Apr. 19641 __________________
Charlotte, N .C ., Apr. 19641 ______________________
Chattanooga, Tenn.— a., Sept. 1964 1-------------------G
> Chicago, 111., Apr. 19641 _________________________
Cincinnati, Ohio— y ., M ar. 1965--------------------------K
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 19641 _____________________
Colum bus, Ohio, Oct. 1964 1 __________ ____________

Bulletin number
and p rice
1385-80,
1430-52,
1385-61,
1430-48,
1385-73,
1430-27,
1385-70,
1385-63,
1430-1,
1430-16,

25
25
25
20
25
30
25
25
25
30

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

1430-36,
1430-51,
1385-64,
1385-57,
1385-55,
1430-10,
1385-66,
1430-55,
1430-13,
1430-18,

30
25
25
25
25
25
30
25
30
30

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

A rea

Bulletin number
and p rice

M iam i, F la ., D ec. 1964_________________
M ilwaukee, W is., Apr. 1964___________ _
M inneapolis—
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 19651.
M uskegon— uskegon Heights, M ich., May 1964 1 M
Newark and J e rse y City, N .J., Feb. 1965_________
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 1965__ ___________________
New O rlean s, L a., Feb. 19651_____________________
New Y ork, N .Y ., Apr. 19641_______________________
N orfolk— ortsm outh and Newport News—
P
Hampton, V a ., June 1964_______________________. _
Oklahoma City, O kla., Aug. 1964 1 ________________

14301385143013851430143014301385-

Omaha, N ebr.—
Iowa, Oct. 1964____________________
P aterson — lifton— a s s a ic , N .J., May 1964 1 _____
C
P
Philadelphia, P a .-N .J ., Nov. 19 641_______________
Phoenix, A r iz ., Mar. 1965_________________________
Pittsburgh, P a., Jan. 1965 1-____ -_________________
Portland, M aine, Nov. 1964_____ ___________________
Portland, O re g .— ash., May 1964 1_______________
W
P rovid en ce—
Pawtucket, R .I.— a ss., May 1964-___
M
Raleigh, N .C ., Sept. 1964__________________________
Richm ond, V a ., Nov. 1964_________________________

1430-17,
1385-62,
1430-28,
1430-56,
1430-41,
1430-21,
1385-67,
1385-65,
1430-6,
1430-19,

25
25
35
20
30
25
25
20
20
25

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

R ockford, 111., Apr. 1964 1_________________________
St. L ou is, M o.—
111., Oct. 1964 1____________________
Salt Lake City, Utah, D ec. 1964 1__________________
San Antonio, T ex ., June 1964______________________
San B ernardino— iv ersid e-O n ta rio, C a lif.,
R

1385-60,
1430-22,
1430-33,
1385-74,

25
30
25
20

cents
cents
cents
cents

29,
56,
39,
71,
45,
34,
53,
72,

25
25
30
25
25
25
30
40

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

1385-77, 20 cents
1430-5, 25 cents

D allas, T ex ., Nov. 19641 _________________________
D avenport—
Rock Island— oline, Iow a M
Ill., Oct. 1964 1___________________________________
Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 1965----------------------------------------D enver, C olo., D ec. 1964_________________________
Des M oines, Iowa, Feb. 1965____ _________________
D etroit, M ich ., Jan. 19651 -----------------------------------F ort Worth, T ex ., Nov. 1964 1_________________ __
_
G reen Bay, W is., Aug. 1964 1_____________________
G re e n v ille , S.C ., May 1964 1______________________
Houston, T ex ., June 19641 -------------------------------------

1430-20,
1430-31,
1430-32,
1430-47,
1430-43,
1430-24,
1430-3,
1385-68,
1385-81,

25
25
25
20
30
30
25
25
25

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

San D iego, C a lif., Sept. 1964 1 — ----------------------------San F ra n cis co-O akland, C a lif., Jan. 19651_______
Savannah, Ga., May 1964 1--------------------------------------Scranton, P a., Aug. 1964-----------------------------------------Seattle, W ash., Sept. 1964_________________________

1430-8,
1430-12,
1430-37,
1385-69,
1430-2,
1430-9,

20
25
25
25
20
25

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

Indianapolis, Ind., D ec, 1964__—__________________
Jackson, M iss ., Feb. 1965_________________________
Jack son ville, F la ., Jan. 1965 1____________________
Kansas City, M o.— ans., Nov. 1964_______________
K
Law rence— averhill, M a ss.—
H
N.H., June 19641 _
_
Little R ock—
North Little Rock, A rk ., Aug. 19641.
Los A n geles—
Long Beach, C a lif., M ar. 19 641 ___
L ou isv ille, K y.—
Ind., Feb. 1965 1__________________
Lubbock, T ex ., June 1964 1------- —--------------------------M anchester, N .H ., Aug. 1964 1 - ________________ ....
M em phis, Tenn., Jan. 1965________________________

1430-30,
1430-44,
1430-38,
1430-26,
1385-76,
1430-7,
1385-59,
1430-42,
1385-75,
1430-4,
1430-40,

25
20
25
25
25
25
30
25
25
25
25

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

Sioux F a lls, S. Dak., Oct. 1964_____________
South Bend, Ind., M ar. 1965________________
Spokane, W ash., May 1964__________________
T oledo, Ohio, Feb. 19651 ----------------------------Trenton, N .J., D ec. 1964 1__________________
Washington, D .C .-M d .-V a ., Oct. 19641____
W aterbury, Conn., M ar. 1965______________
W aterloo, Iowa, Nov. 1964 1________________
W ichita, K ans., Sept. 19641________________
W orcester, M ass., June 1964 1 -_________ __
Y ork, P a., Feb. 1965________________________

1430-15,
1430-54,
1385-78,
1430-50,
1430-35,
1430-14,
1430-49,
1430-23,
1430-11,
1385-79,
1430-46,

20
20
20
25
25
30
20
25
25
25
20

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

1430-25, 30 cents

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





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