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P u b l i c

A rea Wage S urvey

L i b r a r y

JAN 3 11966
DOCUMENT COLLECTION




Area Wage Survey
The D avenport—
Rock Islan d —Moline, Iowa—Illinois,




M etropolitan Area
October 1965

Bulletin No. 1465-16
December 1965

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

Arthur M. Ross, Commissioner

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Contents

Preface

Page
The B u r e a u of L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s p r o g r a m of an n u al
o c c u p a tio n a l w a g e s u r v e y s in m e tr o p o lita n a r e a s i s d e ­
sig n e d to p ro v id e d a ta on o c c u p a tio n a l e a r n in g s , and e s t a b ­
lish m e n t p r a c t ic e s and s u p p le m e n ta r y w a g e p r o v is io n s . It
y ie ld s d e ta ile d d a ta b y s e le c t e d in d u s tr y d iv is io n s fo r e a c h
of the a r e a s stu d ie d , fo r ec o n o m ic r e g io n s , and fo r the
U nited S t a t e s . A m a jo r c o n s id e r a t io n in the p r o g r a m i s
the n eed fo r g r e a t e r in sig h t into (1) the m o v e m e n t o f w a g e s
by o c c u p a tio n a l c a t e g o r y and s k i l l le v e l, and (2) the s t r u c ­
tu r e and le v e l of w a g e s am on g a r e a s and in d u s tr y d iv is io n s .

In tro d u c tio n ..____________________ ___ ____________________ __________________
W age tr e n d s fo r s e le c t e d o c c u p a tio n a l g r o u p s ______ —____________________

A t the end of e a c h s u r v e y , an in d iv id u a l a r e a b u l­
le tin p r e s e n t s s u r v e y r e s u l t s fo r e a c h a r e a stu d ie d . A fte r
c o m p le tio n of a ll of the in d iv id u a l a r e a b u lle tin s fo r a
roun d of s u r v e y s , a tw o - p a r t s u m m a r y b u lle tin i s is s u e d .
T h e f i r s t p a r t b r in g s d a ta fo r e a c h of the m e tr o p o lita n
a r e a s stu d ie d into one b u lle tin . Th e se c o n d p a r t p r e s e n t s
in fo r m a tio n w hich h a s b ee n p r o je c t e d f r o m in d iv id u a l m e t ­
r o p o lita n a r e a d a ta to r e la t e to ec o n o m ic r e g io n s and the
U nited S t a t e s .

A . O c c u p a tio n a l e a r n in g s : *
A - 1. O ffic e o c c u p a tio n s - m e n and w o m e n * ____ —_________________
A -2. P r o f e s s i o n a l and te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s— e n and w o m e n __
m
A -3. O ffic e , p r o f e s s i o n a l , and te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s—
m e n and w om en c o m b in e d _______________________
A -4 . M a in te n an ce and p o w e rp la n t o c c u p a tio n s_________
A - 5. C u s to d ia l and m a t e r ia l m o v em en t o c c u p a t io n s .____________

T a b le s :
1. E s t a b lis h m e n t s and w o r k e r s w ithin sc o p e of s u r v e y and
n u m b e r stu d ie d _____________________________ -_____________________
2, In d e x e s of s ta n d a r d w e ek ly s a l a r i e s and s t r a ig h t - t im e h o u rly
e a r n in g s fo r s e le c t e d o c c u p a tio n a l g r o u p s , and p e r c e n ts of
ch an ge fo r s e le c t e d p e r i o d s ______________________________________

T h is b u lle tin p r e s e n t s r e s u l t s of the su r v e y in
D a v e n p o rt— o ck Is la n d — o lin e, Iow a—
R
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111., in O c to b e r 1965.
The S ta n d a r d M e tro p o lita n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a , a s d e fin e d by
the B u r e a u of the B u d g et th ro u gh M a rch 1965, c o n s is t s of
S c o tt C oun ty , Iow a, and H en ry and R o ck Is la n d C o u n tie s, 111.
T h is stu d y w a s co n d u cted by the B u r e a u *s r e g io n a l o ffic e
in C h ic a g o , 111., A dolph O. B e r g e r , D ir e c t o r ; b y L e o n a r d
O lso n , u n d er the d ir e c tio n o f K enneth T h o r s te n . The
stu d y w a s u n d er the g e n e r a l d ir e c tio n of W oodrow C .
L in n , A s s i s t a n t R e g io n a l D ir e c to r fo r W ages and In d u s­
t r i a l R e la tio n s .

areas.

* N O T E : S i m i la r ta b u la tio n s a r e a v a ila b le fo r oth er
(S e e in s id e b a c k c o v e r .)

U nion s c a l e s , in d ic a tiv e of p r e v a ilin g p ay le v e ls in
the D a v e n p o rt— o ck I s la n d — olin e a r e a , a r e a l s o a v a ila b le
R
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fo r se v e n s e le c t e d b u ild in g t r a d e s .

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A pp en dix.

E ig h ty - fiv e a r e a s c u r r e n tly a r e in c lu d e d in the
p r o g r a m . In fo rm a tio n on o c c u p a tio n a l e a r n in g s i s c o lle c te d
a n n u ally in e a c h a r e a . In fo rm a tio n on e s t a b lis h m e n t p r a c ­
t ic e s and su p p le m e n ta ry w age p r o v is io n s i s o b ta in e d b ie n ­
n ia lly in m o st of the a r e a s .




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Area Wage Survey---The Davenport—Rock Island—Moline, Iowa—111., Metropolitan Area
Introduction
T h is a r e a i s 1 of 85 in w hich the U .S. D e p a rtm e n t of L a b o r 's
B u re a u of L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s co n d u cts s u r v e y s of o c c u p a tio n a l e a r n in g s
and r e la te d w age b e n e fits on an a re a w id e b a s i s .

O cc u p a tio n a l em p lo y m en t and e a r n in g s d a ta a r e shown fo r
f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s , i . e . , th o se h ire d to w o rk a r e g u la r w e ek ly sc h e d u le
in the giv en o c c u p a tio n a l c l a s s if i c a t i o n .
E a r n in g s d a ta e x c lu d e p r e ­
m iu m p ay fo r o v e r tim e and fo r w ork on w e e k e n d s, h o lid a y s , and
la te s h if t s . N o n p ro d u ctio n b o n u se s a r e e x c lu d e d , but c o s t - o f - liv in g
b o n u se s and in c e n tiv e e a r n in g s a r e in c lu d e d . W here w e ek ly h o u rs a r e
r e p o r te d , a s fo r o ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s, r e f e r e n c e i s to the w ork
sc h e d u le s (rou n d ed to the n e a r e s t h a lf h our) fo r w hich s t r a ig h t - t im e
s a l a r i e s a r e p a id ; a v e r a g e w e ek ly e a r n in g s fo r th e se o c c u p a tio n s h ave
b een ro un ded to the n e a r e s t h a lf d o lla r .

T h is b u lle tin p r e s e n t s c u r r e n t o c c u p a tio n a l em p lo y m en t and
e a r n in g s in fo rm a tio n o b tain ed l a r g e ly by m a il fr o m the e s t a b lis h m e n t s
v is it e d by B u r e a u fie ld e c o n o m ists in the l a s t p r e v io u s su r v e y fo r
o c c u p a tio n s r e p o r te d in th at e a r l i e r stu d y . P e r s o n a l v i s i t s w e re m ad e
to n o n re sp o n d e n ts and to th o se re sp o n d e n ts re p o r tin g u n u su a l c h a n g e s
sin c e the p r e v io u s su r v e y .

The a v e r a g e s p re se n te d r e f le c t c o m p o site , a re a w id e e s tim a te s.
In d u str ie s and e s t a b lis h m e n t s d iffe r in p a y le v e l and jo b sta ffin g and,
th u s, c o n trib u te d iffe r e n tly to the e s t im a t e s fo r each jo b .
The p ay
re la tio n sh ip o b ta in a b le fr o m the a v e r a g e s m a y f a il to r e f le c t a c c u r a t e ly
the w age s p r e a d o r d iffe r e n t ia l m a in ta in e d am o n g jo b s in in d iv id u a l
e s t a b lis h m e n t s . S im ila r ly , d if f e r e n c e s in a v e r a g e p a y le v e ls fo r m en
and w om en in any of the s e le c t e d o c c u p a tio n s sh ou ld not be a s s u m e d to
r e f le c t d if f e r e n c e s in p a y tr e a tm e n t of the s e x e s w ithin in d iv id u a l e s ­
ta b lish m e n ts. O ther p o s s ib le f a c t o r s w hich m a y co n trib u te to d i f f e r ­
en c e s in p a y fo r m en and w om en in c lu d e : D iffe r e n c e s in p r o g r e s s io n
w ithin e s t a b lis h e d r a te r a n g e s , sin c e only the a c tu a l r a t e s p a id in ­
cu m b e n ts a r e c o lle c te d ; and d iffe r e n c e s in s p e c if ic d u tie s p e r fo r m e d ,
alth ough the w o r k e r s a r e a p p r o p r ia te ly c l a s s i f i e d w ithin the sa m e
su r v e y jo b d e s c r ip tio n . Jo b d e s c r ip t io n s u se d in c l a s s if y i n g e m p lo y e e s
in th e se s u r v e y s a r e u s u a lly m o r e g e n e r a liz e d than th o se u se d in
in d iv id u a l e s t a b lis h m e n t s and allo w fo r m in o r d iffe r e n c e s am on g e s ­
ta b lish m e n ts in the s p e c if ic d u tie s p e r fo r m e d .

In e a c h a r e a , d a ta a r e o b tain ed fr o m r e p r e s e n t a t iv e e s t a b ­
lis h m e n ts w ithin s i x b ro a d in d u str y d iv is io n s : M a n u fa c tu rin g ; t r a n s ­
p o rta tio n , co m m u n ica tio n , and o th e r p u b lic u t i l it i e s ; w h o le sa le t r a d e ;
r e t a i l t r a d e ; fin a n c e , in s u r a n c e , and r e a l e s t a t e ; and s e r v i c e s . M a jo r
in d u str y g ro u p s ex c lu d e d fr o m th e se s tu d ie s a r e go v e rn m e n t o p e r a ­
tio n s and the c o n str u c tio n and e x t r a c t iv e i n d u s t r ie s . E s t a b lis h m e n t s
h avin g fe w e r than a p r e s c r i b e d n u m b e r of w o r k e r s a r e o m itted b e c a u s e
they tend to fu r n ish in s u ffic ie n t em p lo y m en t in the o c c u p a tio n s stu d ie d
to w a r r a n t in c lu sio n . S e p a r a t e ta b u la tio n s a r e p ro v id e d fo r e a c h of the
b ro a d in d u str y d iv isio n s w hich m e e t p u b lic a tio n c r i t e r i a .
T h e se su r v e y s a r e co n d u cted on a s a m p le b a s i s b e c a u s e of
the u n n e c e s s a r y c o s t in v o lv ed in su rv e y in g a ll e s t a b lis h m e n t s .
To
obtain op tim u m a c c u r a c y at m in im u m c o s t , a g r e a t e r p ro p o rtio n of
la r g e than of s m a ll e s t a b lis h m e n t s is stu d ie d . In co m b in in g the d a ta ,
h o w ev er, a ll e s ta b lis h m e n ts a r e given th e ir a p p r o p r ia te w eigh t. E s ­
t im a te s b a s e d on the e s t a b lis h m e n t s stu d ie d a r e p r e s e n te d , th e r e fo r e ,
a s re la tin g to a ll e s ta b lis h m e n t s in the in d u str y g ro u p in g and a r e a ,
e x c e p t fo r th o se below the m in im u m s i z e stu d ie d .

O cc u p a tio n a l em p lo y m en t e s t im a t e s r e p r e s e n t the to ta l in a ll
e sta b lish m e n ts w ithin the sc o p e of the stu d y and not the n u m b er a c tu a lly
su rv e y e d . B e c a u s e of d if f e r e n c e s in o c c u p a tio n a l s t r u c t u r e am on g e s ­
t a b lish m e n ts, the e s t im a t e s of o c c u p a tio n a l em p lo y m en t ob tain ed fro m
the sa m p le of e s t a b lis h m e n t s stu d ie d s e r v e only to in d ic a te the r e la t iv e
im p o rta n c e of the jo b s stu d ie d .
T h e s e d if f e r e n c e s in o c c u p a tio n a l
s t r u c t u r e do not m a t e r ia lly a ffe c t the a c c u r a c y of the e a r n in g s d a ta .

O cc u p a tio n s and E a r n in g s
The o c c u p a tio n s s e le c t e d fo r stu d y a r e co m m on to a v a r ie t y
of m a n u fa c tu rin g and n o n m an u factu rin g in d u s t r ie s , and a r e of the
fo llo w in g t y p e s : (1) O ffice c l e r i c a l ; (2) p r o f e s s i o n a l and te c h n ic a l;
(3) m a in te n a n c e and p o w e rp la n t; and (4) c u sto d ia l and m a t e r ia l m o v e ­
m en t. O c c u p a tio n a l c l a s s if i c a t i o n is b a s e d on a u n ifo rm se t of jo b
d e s c r ip t io n s d e sig n e d to tak e acc o u n t of in t e r e s ta b lis h m e n t v a r ia t io n
in d u tie s w ithin the sa m e jo b . The o c c u p a tio n s s e le c t e d fo r stu d y
a r e lis t e d and d e s c r ib e d in the a p p en d ix. E a r n in g s d a ta fo r so m e of
the o c c u p a tio n s l is t e d and d e s c r ib e d a r e not p r e s e n te d in the A - s e r i e s
t a b le s b e c a u s e e ith e r (1) em p lo y m en t in the o c cu p a tio n i s too s m a ll
to p ro v id e enough d a ta to m e r it p r e s e n ta tio n , o r (2) th e re i s p o s s i ­
b ility of d i s c l o s u r e of in d iv id u al e s ta b lish m e n t d a ta .




E s ta b lish m e n t P r a c t i c e s and S u p p le m e n ta ry W age P r o v is io n s
T a b u la tio n s on s e le c t e d e s ta b lish m e n t p r a c t ic e s and su p p le ­
m e n ta ry w age p r o v is io n s ( B - s e r i e s t a b le s ) a r e not p r e s e n te d in th is
b u lle tin . In fo rm a tio n fo r th e se ta b u la tio n s i s c o lle c te d b ie n n ia lly in
th is a r e a .
T h e se ta b u la tio n s on m in im u m e n tra n c e s a l a r i e s fo r
in e x p e rie n c e d w om en o ffic e w o r k e r s ; sh ift d if f e r e n t ia ls ; sc h e d u le d
w eek ly h o u r s ; p a id h o lid a y s ; p a id v a c a t io n s ; and h e alth , in s u r a n c e ,
and p e n sio n p la n s ; a r e p r e s e n te d (in the B - s e r i e s t a b le s ) in p re v io u s
b u lle tin s fo r th is a r e a .

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T a b l e 1.

E s t a b lis h m e n t s an d w o r k e r s w it h in s c o p e o f s u r v e y an d n u m b e r s tu d ie d in D a v e n p o r t — o c k I s la n d —M o l i n e , I o w a —111., 1
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b y m a j o r in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n , 2 O c t o b e r 1965

M in im u m
e m p lo y m e n t
in e s t a b l i s h ­
m e n ts in s c o p e
o f s tu d y

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

N u m b e r o f e s t a b lis h m e n t s

W it h in s c o p e
o f s tu d y *

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A l l d iv is io n s
M a n u fa c t u r in g __ ----------------- --------------------N o n m a n u fa c t u r in g _____________________________________
T r a n s p o r t a t io n , c o m m u n ic a t io n , and
o t h e r p u b lic u t i l i t i e s 5 _________________________
W h o le s a le t r a d e 6 _________ ________________________
R e t a i l t r a d e 6 ------- ----------------- --------- ----------F in a n c e , in s u r a n c e , an d r e a l e s t a t e 6 _______
S e r v i c e s 6 7 -------- --------------------- - -

W o r k e r s in e s t a b lis h m e n t s
W it h in s c o p e o f s t u d y 4

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50
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S tu d ie d
N u m ber

P ercen t

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97

5 7 ,5 0 0

100

4 5 ,8 0 0

98
92

53
44

4 2 ,4 0 0
1 5 ,1 0 0

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3 5 ,0 0 0
1 0 ,8 0 0

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12

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7

7
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6

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1 ,4 0 0
6 ,4 0 0
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T h e D a v e n p o r t — o c k I s la n d — o lin e S ta n d a r d M e t r o p o lit a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a , a s d e f in e d b y th e B u r e a u o f th e B u d g e t th r o u g h M a r c h 1965, c o n s i s t s
R
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o f S c o t t C o u n ty , I o w a , an d H e n r y an d R o c k I s la n d C o u n t ie s , 111.
T h e " w o r k e r s w it h in s c o p e o f s t u d y " e s t im a t e s s h o w n i n t h is t a b le
p r o v id e a r e a s o n a b ly
a c c u r a t e d e s c r i p t i # n o f th e s i z e an d c o m p o s it io n o f th e la b o r f o r c e in c lu d e d in th e s u r v e y .
T h e e s t i m a t e s a r e n o t in t e n d e d , h o w e v e r , t o s e r v e a s
a b a s is o f c o m p a r i s o n w it h o t h e r e m p lo y m e n t in d e x e s f o r th e a r e a to m e a s u r e e m p lo y m e n t t r e n d s o r l e v e l s s i n c e (1 ) p la n n in g o f w a g e s u r v e y s r e q u i r e s
th e u s e o f e s t a b lis h m e n t d a ta c o m p ile d c o n s i d e r a b l y in a d v a n c e o f th e p a y r o l l p e r i o d s t u d ie d , an d (2 ) s m a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s a r e e x c lu d e d f r o m th e
s c o p e o f th e s u r v e y .
T h e 1957 r e v i s e d e d it io n o f th e S ta n d a r d I n d u s t r ia l C l a s s i f i c a t i o n M a n u a l an d th e 1963 S u p p le m e n t w e r e u s e d i n c l a s s i f y i n g e s t a b l i s h m e n t s
b y in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n .
I n c lu d e s a l l e s t a b lis h m e n t s w it h t o t a l e m p lo y m e n t a t o r a b o v e th e m in im u m li m i t a t i o n . A l l o u t le t s (w i t h i n th e a r e a ) o f c o m p a n ie s i n s u c h
i n d u s t r ie s a s t r a d e , f in a n c e , a u to r e p a i r s e r v i c e , and m o t io n p ic t u r e t h e a t e r s a r e c o n s i d e r e d a s 1 e s t a b l i s h m e n t .

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Includes a ll w orkers in a ll establishments with total employment (within the area) at or above the minimum lim itation.

T a x ic a b s an d s e r v i c e s i n c id e n t a l t o w a t e r t r a n s p o r t a t io n w e r e e x c lu d e d .
T h is in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n i s r e p r e s e n t e d in e s t i m a t e s f o r " a l l in d u s t r i e s " an d " n o n m a n u f a c t u r in g " in th e S e r i e s A t a b l e s .
S e p a r a t e p r e s e n t a t io n
o f d a ta f o r t h is d i v i s i o n i s n o t m a d e f o r o n e o r m o r e o f th e f o l l o w i n g r e a s o n s :
(1 ) E m p lo y m e n t in t h e d i v i s i o n i s t o o s m a l l t o p r o v i d e e n o u g h d a ta
to m e r i t s e p a r a t e s tu d y , (2 ) th e s a m p le w a s n o t d e s ig n e d i n i t i a l l y t o p e r m i t s e p a r a t e p r e s e n t a t io n , (3 ) r e s p o n s e w a s i n s u f f i c i e n t o r in a d e q u a t e t o
p e r m i t s e p a r a t e p r e s e n t a t io n , an d (4 ) t h e r e i s p o s s i b i l i t y o f d i s c l o s u r e o f in d iv id u a l e s t a b lis h m e n t d a ta .
H o t e ls ; p e r s o n a l s e r v i c e s ; b u s in e s s s e r v i c e s ; a u t o m o b ile r e p a i r s h o p s ; m o t io n p ic t u r e s ; n o n p r o f it m e m b e r s h i p o r g a n i z a t i o n s ( e x c l u d i n g r e l i g i o u s
an d c h a r i t a b l e o r g a n i z a t i o n s ) ; an d e n g in e e r in g an d a r c h i t e c t u r a l s e r v i c e s .

7

S e v e n t y - o n e p e r c e n t o f th e e m p l o y e e s w it h in s c o p e o f th e s u r v e y in th e D a v e n p o r t R o c k I s la n d —M o lin e a r e a w e r e e m p lo y e d in m a n u fa c t u r in g f i r m s .
T h e fo llo w in g t a b le p r e s e n t s
th e m a j o r
in d u s t r y g r o u p s
and s p e c i f i c
i n d u s t r ie s
a s a p e r c e n t o f a l l m a n u fa c t u r in g :
In d u s t r y g r o u p

S p e c i f i c in d u s t r ie s

M a c h in e r y ( e x c e p t e l e c t r i c a l ) _ 53
_
P r i m a r y m e t a l s ___________________ 16
F o o d p r o d u c t s ______________________
9

F a r m m a c h in e r y arid e q u ip m e n t ____ 43
R o l l i n g , d r a w in g , and
e x t r u d in g o f n o n f e r r o u s
I r o n an d s t e e l f o u n d r ie s _______________
M e a t p r o d u c t s ____________________________

7
4

T h is i n f o r m a t i o n i s b a s e d o n e s t i m a t e s o f t o t a l e m p lo y m e n t d e r i v e d f r o m u n i v e r s e
m a t e r i a l s c o m p ile d p r i o r t o a c t u a l s u r v e y .
P r o p o r t i o n s in v a r io u s in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s m a y
d i f f e r f r o m p r o p o r t io n s b a s e d o p th e r e s u l t s o f th e s u r v e y a s s h o w n in t a b le 1 a b o v e .

3
Wage Trends for Selected Occupational Groups
fo r in d iv id u a l o c c u p a tio n s w e re then to ta le d to ob tain an a g g r e g a t e fo r
e a c h o c c u p a tio n a l gro u p . F in a lly , the r a t io ( e x p r e s s e d a s a p e rc e n ta g e )
of the g ro u p a g g r e g a t e fo r the one y e a r to the a g g r e g a t e fo r the oth er
y e a r w a s co m p u ted and the d iffe r e n c e b etw een the r e s u lt and 100 is
the p e r c e n ta g e of ch an ge fr o m the one p e r io d to the o th e r.
The
in d e x e s w e re co m p u ted b y m u ltip ly in g the r a t io s fo r each gro u p
a g g r e g a t e fo r e a c h p e r io d a f t e r the b a s e y e a r (1961).

P r e s e n t e d in ta b le 2 a r e in d e x e s and p e r c e n ta g e s of ch an ge in
a v e r a g e s a l a r i e s of o ffic e c l e r i c a l w o r k e r s and in d u s tr ia l n u r s e s , and
in a v e r a g e e a r n in g s of s e le c t e d p lan t w o r k e r g r o u p s.
F o r o ffic e c l e r i c a l w o r k e r s and in d u s t r ia l n u r s e s , the p e r ­
c e n ta g e s of ch an ge r e la t e to a v e r a g e w e e k ly s a l a r i e s fo r n o r m a l h o u rs
of w o rk , that i s , the sta n d a r d w o rk sc h e d u le fo r w hich s t r a ig h t - t im e
s a l a r i e s a r e p a id . F o r p lan t w o rk e r g r o u p s , th ey m e a s u r e c h a n g e s
in a v e r a g e s t r a ig h t - t im e h o u rly e a r n in g s , e x c lu d in g p re m iu m p a y fo r
o v e rtim e and fo r w o rk on w e e k e n d s, h o lid a y s , and la te s h if t s .
The
p e r c e n ta g e s a r e b a s e d on d a ta fo r s e le c t e d k ey o c c u p a tio n s and in ­
clu d e m o st of the n u m e r ic a lly im p o rta n t jo b s w ithin ea c h gro u p .
Office clerical (men and women):
Bookkeeping-machine operators, class B
Clerks, accounting, classes A and B
Clerks, file, classes A, B, and C
Clerks, order
Clerks, payroll
Comptometer operators
Keypunch operators, classes A and B
Office boys and girls
Secretaries
Stenographers, general
Stenographers, senior
Switchboard operators, classes A and B
Tabulating-machine operators, class B
Typists, classes A and B

A v e r a g e w eek ly
co m p u ted fo r e a c h of the
o r h o u rly e a r n in g s w e re
the jo b s d u rin g the p e rio d

The in d e x e s and p e r c e n ta g e s of ch an ge m e a s u r e , p r in c ip a lly ,
the e f f e c t s of (1) g e n e r a l s a l a r y and w age c h a n g e s; (2) m e r it o r oth er
i n c r e a s e s in p a y r e c e iv e d by in d iv id u a l w o r k e r s w hile in the s a m e jo b ;
and (3) ch a n g e s in a v e r a g e w a g e s due to c h a n g e s in the la b o r f o r c e r e ­
su ltin g fr o m la b o r tu r n o v e r , f o r c e e x p a n s io n s , fo r c e re d u c tio n s, and
ch a n g e s in the p r o p o r tio n s of w o r k e r s em p lo y e d by e s ta b lis h m e n t s with
d iffe re n t p a y l e v e l s . C h a n g e s in the la b o r f o r c e can c a u s e i n c r e a s e s
o r d e c r e a s e s in the o c c u p a tio n a l a v e r a g e s w ithout a c tu a l w age c h a n g e s.
F o r e x a m p le , a f o r c e e x p a n sio n m igh t i n c r e a s e the p ro p o rtio n of lo w e r
p a id w o r k e r s in a s p e c if ic o c cu p a tio n and lo w e r the a v e r a g e , w h e re a s
a re d u c tio n in the p ro p o rtio n of lo w e r p a id w o r k e r s w ould h ave the
o p p o site e ffe c t. S i m i la r l y , the m o v em en t of a h ig h -p ay in g e s t a b l i s h ­
m en t out of an a r e a could c a u s e the a v e r a g e e a r n in g s to d ro p , even
though no ch an ge in r a t e s o c c u r r e d in o th e r e s t a b lis h m e n t s in the a r e a .
D ata a r e a d ju s te d w h ere n e c e s s a r y to re m o v e fr o m the in d e x e s and
p e r c e n ta g e s of ch an ge any sig n ific a n t e ffe c t c a u se d by ch a n g e s in
sc o p e of the su r v e y .

Industrial nurses (men and women):
Nurses, industrial (registered)
Skilled maintenance (men):
Carpenters
Electricians
Machinists
Mechanics
Mechanics (automotive)
Painters
Pipefitters
Tool and die makers
Unskilled plant (men):
Janitors, porters, and cleaners
Laborers, m aterial handling

The u s e of c o n sta n t em p lo y m en t w e ig h ts e lim in a te s the e ffe c t
of c h a n g e s in the p ro p o rtio n of w o r k e r s r e p r e s e n t e d in each jo b in ­
clu d e d in the d a ta . The p e r c e n ta g e s of ch an ge r e f le c t only ch a n g e s in
a v e r a g e p a y fo r s t r a ig h t - t im e h o u r s .
T h ey a r e not in flu e n ced by
c h a n g e s in sta n d a r d w o rk sc h e d u le s , a s su ch , o r by p re m iu m p ay
fo r o v e r tim e .

s a l a r i e s o r a v e r a g e h o u rly e a r n in g s w e re
s e le c t e d o c c u p a tio n s. The a v e r a g e s a l a r i e s
then m u ltip lie d by em p lo y m en t in e a c h of
su rv e y e d in 1961. T h e s e w eig h ted e a r n in g s

Table 2. Indexes of standard weekly salaries and straight-time hourly earnings for selected occupational groups in Davenport—
Rock Island-Moline, Iowa—
111.,
October 1965 and October 1964, and percents of change1 for selected periods
Ind<2 xes

Percents of change1

( October 1960=100)
October 1965

October 1964

October 1964
to
October 1965

A ll industries:
Office clerical (men and w om en)-----Industrial nurses (men and w om en)----Skilled maintenance (men)--------------Unskilled plant ( m e n ) -------------------

115.0
114.6
114.3
115.4

110.1
111.1
110.2
111.5

4 .4
3.2
3 .7
3 .5

1.5
2—
.5
.6
2 .7

Manufacturing:
Office clerical (men and w om en)-----Industrial nurses (men and w om en)----Skilled maintenance (men)--------------Unskilled plant (m e n )---------------------

115.1
114.6
114.0
115.8

111.5
111.1
110.0
112.5

3.3
3.2
3 .6
2.9

1.8
2— 5
.5
2 .4

Industry and occupational group




October 1963
to
October 1964

1 Unless otherwise indicated, all changes are increases.
2 This decrease primarily reflects turnover and changes in employment rather than wage decreases.

October 1962
to
October 1963

October 1961
to
October 1962

October 1960
to
October 1961

2 .4
3.3
2.9
4 .3

2 .2
1 .4
2 .7
2 .6

3.6
6 .5
3.6
1.5

2.8
3.3
2.8
4 .0

1 .4
1 .4
2 .6
1.8

5.2
6 .5
3.7
3 .7

4
A. Occupational Earnings
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women
(A verage straight-tim e w eekly hours and earnings fo r selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenports—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iow a -Ill., October 1965)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)
Average
weekly
hours1
[standard)

Number
of
workers

Number of w orkers receivin g straight-tim e weekly earnings of—
$

$

$

Mean2

Median 2

Middle range 2

40
and
under

45

45

Sex, occupation, and industry division

50

$
50

$

$
55

60

$

$
65

70

$
75

$
80

t

$
85

9C

$
95

$
100

$

$
1C5

*
115

n o

$
120

$
125

$

$
130

140

150
and

70

75

8C

85

9C

95

ICC

1C5

$
$
$
$
126 .5C 109.50-136.00
40.0 126.CO
O
39.0 1 1 5 .C 119.00 104.00-128.00

”

~

2

“

1
1

fc
5
1

3
1
2

12
9
3

20

/a n , nr an 109.00
' C C 102* C
O

76.00-119 .50

*

1
1

22

40.0

103.50 104.50
98. j 0 97. j0

93.00-113.50
91.50-107.00

—
—

OFFICE BCYS -------------------------------------

20

39.5

6 8 .0 0

6 4 .0 0 - 8 1 .0C

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A ----------MAKIIPAfTliPI M
f,
rai\urMt# i uiMno • •

17

121.50 1 0 9 .C0-128.00
40.0 121.C 123.00 109.00-129.00
O

18

1 0 6 .C 106.00
O
4 o Io 1C8.C0 107.50

96.00-119.00
99.50-120.50

18

40*0

88* C
O

89.00
90.50

8 0 .50- 96.00
8 1 .CO- 97.00

BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
UATLIIMC % ___ ________ _ _____________ _ _
II AMlIC ATTIID f Mj — — — — — — — —
_
HflnUrflt 1UKIINr* — —r—
v
— --_
—»—
uni uALiaieiCTtin v i t
NUn“ ANUr AU I UK IISU

16
24

39# 0
Af) V
•Iv# A
38.5

71*50
61. 50

64.00
64.CC

s i cn_
34*3U
5 6 .5C50 .0 0 -

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A — — — ---- ------- — — —
—
— —
u < i m r l r < m INb —
*
NONrANUr Atr 1UK Tki s — — ..........

1Q
lo

41.0

fln * C
8 8 . rn
O

81.50

7 4 .CO-108.00
72.50-112 .50

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE CPERATGRS,
n ic e O
i.
bLAoo d
— — — ——— •

oc

39.5

7C.C0

6 8 .CC

6 5 .0 0 - 72.CC

c ■ rni/r
i/ r r i M I mr * i A i^ A
•
CLcKVsSt A lt lU ik>ri N l f g*L arc A
MANUFACTURING-------------------------------------u n i u kk'iic Ar T i m t k.r
NUNr AISUrAUT UK 1 IS — —— —— —— — —
**

123
72
51

55

60

65

115

12C

12 5

13C

140

5
6
3

4
2
2

7
5
2

15
12
3

15
9
6

42
4C
2

7
5
2

4
4
“

“

3
1

2
2

3
3

2
2

2
2

“

~

_

5
5

3
)

6
”

1
1

~

“
~

3
2

“
”

1
~

3

2
1

1

5
5

3
3

1
1

2
2

~

-

n o

150 over

M
EN
*99

7C.50

2
1
1

2
8
8

3
3
1

-

1

1

3

7

1

1

3

2
—
3

TABULATING-HACHINE CPERATCRS,
MANUFACTURING ----------------------------TABULATING-MACHINE CFERATORS,
CLASS C — ——— — — — — — — —
—
—
—
—
llAfc'IIC ATTIIDT Mr .-.-rrTAnUrALIUni Nb — — .. — — —
——
—

i
-

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

-

1

1

3
3

3
3

3
2

3
3

2
2

3
3

4
3

1
1

2
2

2
2

2
2

-

-

4
4

3
3

1
1

l
1

-

“

“

~

~

-

13
13

1
1

"

W EN
OM

r*t Ab o t; —— — ——
acc o
— —
y A N u r f ls* t U K I N o — — — —— — _ _—
R Akil>C a U 110 t wr
— —
—— —

39.5 107.50 105.00 93.CC-118. 50
40.0 116.C 116.00 102.50-130.50
O
39.0 95.50 9 5 .0C 86.CC-105.00

ri cot/f
bLcKIsoi A r r n i i i T i kIH * b f
AlbLUM N

NONMANUFACTURING

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

r * c o y c y r ltL c | t L A c b u
n ib c
bLcKKb c i t
o
u u m c r
n
fl AN Ur iA tn1UKt1 k r* —
M?
—— — — — —— — ——
— —
—
— —

NONMANUFACTURING------—

—

—

—

CLERKS y FIL Ey CLASS C
NONMANUFACTURING ----------------------------------Ci e n i / r
nnnen
v L c K I \ b i UKUrK

See footnotes at end of table.




72.50

73.50
75.00
72.00

66.50- 86.00
6 8 .CC- 96.50
6 5 .5 0 - 81.50

65.50
7 7 .5C

64.CC
75.CC

5 6.00- 74.00
70.50- 89. CO

77.CC
8 Z- 40*0
107 39.0
72
21
ti 1
Z
>

3 8 .C

43

38.0

1

A9

cr

37*0
IQ

27

7a nn
fJ.UU
89.50
71.00

C

4C 0

cc #t j l.
3? D'*

c o DU“
D/ « c n _

61.00
78.CC

z.Q» U V
07 nn

2 LA
CA
OH*!>U

61.CC

56.50- 64.50

75.00

6 6 . CO- 92.50

~

8
3

_

4
2
2

5

2
*

1
1
i

-

12

-

-

5

:

7
£
.
2

£

~

1
5
5

~
L

'

-

10

-

7

1

1
7
3

14
4
1C

5

21
10
11

42
19
23

29
15
14

14

14

9

7

12

4

3

9

:

7
7

3

g

14

:

8

n

9

2

15
s

6

y

4

19
2
17

1C

12
1C
2

4
4

2
2

1
1

1

3

4

13
a

5

15

3
3
£

2

**

1
1

10
4

6

16
9

11
4

7

5

6
-

2

2

2

2

1
1

1
1

1

1

15
13

*

i
i

6

2

7
*
*

2

10
3

7

-

*

5

39

7
-

1

2

2
2

5

3

4
1

3

2
2

4

5
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women— Continued
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t - t im e w e e k ly h o u rs and e a r n in g s f o r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n s stu d ie d on an a r e a b a s i s
b y in d u s tr y d iv isio n , D av e n p o rt— o ck Isla n d — o lin e , Iow aH U l., O c to b e r 1965)
R
M
Weekly earnings1
(standard)
Number
of
workers

Average
weekly
hours1
( standard)

Number of w orkers receivin g straight-tim e w eekly earnings of—
$

$

S

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

*

$

$

S
$
$
$
$
$
120
115
125 130 140 15C

45

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

9C

95

ICC

1C5

110

45

Sex, occupation, and industry division

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

9C

95

100

105

no

115

120

125

130

140

-

-

-

3

5
4
1

14
7
7

3
2
1

1
1

-

6
5
1

6
6
-

5
5

4
3
1

9
3
6

7
7
-

-

3

8
6
2

-

-

1
1
-

-

-

6
5
1

3
2
1

_

_

4
4

2
1

6
5

7
5

2
2

_

3
-

2
2

_

_

_

1

_

_

_

_

_

-

2
2
_

_

-

-

_
-

4

~

2
2

_

-

10
9

6
R

30
27

20
18

15
15

25
26

10
10

_
-

17
5
12

6
2
4

20
5
lb

21
16
5

7
1
6

12
1C
2

12
1C
2

7
5
2

2
2

3
3

2
1
1

1

7
4
3

4
4
-

2
1
1

_

_

_

-

-

-

1

7
4
3

_

-

5
2
3

-

5
-

1i
2
11
~

12
4
8
1

21
6
15
4

19
R
14
-

29
17
12
1

27
11
16
1

30
23
7
3

15
2
13
“

26
7
19
9

47
34
13
6

24
2C
4
1

37
17
20
12

31
25
2
-

36
35
1

26
26

2
2

3
3

6
-

6

5
1
4

12
6
6

6
2
4

-

-

-

-

1
1

40
Me an 23
1

Me di an 2

Middle range 2

and
under

and
15C over

W EN - CCNTINUED
OM
$
$
9 9 . CO
1 0 1 . CO 1 0 8 . 0 0
84.0 0
9 5 . 50

100.00

$
$
7 7 . 5 0 - 1 2 4 . 50
7 8 .0 0 -1 2 2 .5 0
7 6 .0 0 -1 2 6 .5 0

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

81
57
24

40.0
4 0 .0
39 .0

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

29

3 9 .5
39.5

7 1 . CC
6 7 .5 0

7 0 .5 0
6 9 .0 0

6 4 .0 0 5 9 .5 0 -

4 0 .0
4 0 .C

9 7 .5 0
98.0 0

9 8 .0 0
99.0 0

9 1 .5 0 -1 0 6 .5 0
9 2 . 5 0 - 1 0 6 . 5C

_

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

7 7 . CC
8 1 . CC
7 2 .5 0

7 6 .5 0
7 9 .5 0
7 2 . CC

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

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

-

_
-

_

7

-

-

-

-

3
4

39 .5
4 0 .0
38.5

68 .5 0
7 0 .5 0
. CO

6 5 . CC
7 6 .0 0
6 2 . 5C

5 6 .0 0 5 6 .5 0 5 6 . CO-

8 2 .0 0
8 5 .0 0
7 9 .0 0

_
-

_
-

10

12

4 0 .0

9 4 .0 0 -1 2 7 .0 0
1 0 4 .5 0 -1 3 2 .0 0
8 1 .C 0-1 1 4 .0 0
1 0 1 . C O - 1 2 5 .50

-

_
-

-

39.5
40 .0

111.C O
119 .0 0
9 5 .5 0
111.C O

-

-

-

8 3 . CO
. 5C
7 3 .5 0
8 3 .5 0

_
-

_
-

5

23
23

36

3 9 .5
4 0 .0
3 8 .5
4 0 .0

-

-

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

121
55
66

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

9 9 .5 0 1 0 3 .5 0
1 0 5 . CO 1 0 9 . 0 0
9 5 . CO 1 0 1 . 5 0

8 7 .0 0 -1 1 1 .5 0
9 4 .0 0 -1 1 6 .5 0
8 1 .5 0 -1 0 8 .0 0

_

_

SWITCHBOARD CPERATORS, CLASS A -----NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------

26
15

4 0 .0
4 C .0

102 .5 0
9 8 .5 0

9 7 . C 0 - 1 0 8 .50
9 0 .0 0 -1 0 7 .0 0

SWITCFBOARO OPERATORS, CLASS B -----NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------

36
33

4 0 .5
4 1 .0

5 8 . 5C
5 8 . CO

5 8 .5 0
5 8 .0 0

5 0 .0 0 4 9 .0 0 -

6 9 .0 0
6 7 .5 0

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

74.0 0
7 9 .0 0
. CO

68

72.5 0
7 6 . CO
6 7 .0 0

6 5 .5 0 7 1 .0 0 59 .5 0 -

8 2 .5 0
9 1 .0 0
77.0 0

16

3 9 .0
3 9 .0

7 4 .0 0
74.5 0

7 5 . 5C
7 6 . SC

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

181
133
48

39 .5
40 .0
3 8 .5

92.5 0
9 8 . CO
77.5 0

9 3 .5 0
9 7 .0 0
7 3 . CC

8 5 . 5 C - 1 0 5 . 50
9 C .5 0 -106.50
6 6 .0 0 - 8 8 .5 0

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

266
184
82

3 9 .5
4 0 .0
3 8 .5

7 3 . 5C
7 8 . CO
64.5 0

7 2 .5 0
8 0 . 50
62.0 0

6 4 . CO6 8 .5 0 5 7 .5 0 -

KEYPUNCH CPERATORS* CLASS A ----------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B ----------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------

21

126

112
111
59
52

OFFICE GIRLS -----------------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------

49
27

SECRETARIES ------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------PUBLIC U TILITIE S 3---------------------

405
272
133
30

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL ------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING — --------------------PUBLIC U TILITIE S 3---------------------

325
213

SWITCHBGARD OPERATCR-RECEPTIONISTSMANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE CPERATORS,
GENERAL ------------------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ------------------------

22

112

66
37
29

20

40 .0

66

88

112.00
1 1 8 .5 0
9 3 .5 0
1 1 6 .0 0
8
8
6
8

3
9
9
1

.0
.5
.0
.0

0
0
0
0

1 0 3 .0 0
. 5G

101

7
7
6
7

1 .5 0 7 .5 0 0 .0 0 0 . CO-

68. C O 7 0 .5 0 -

7 9 .0 0
7 4 .5 0

9 5 . CO
98.0 0
8 2 .0 0
85.0 0

8 4 . CO
8 4 .0 0

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

-

“

-

-

5
5

1
1

-

5
_
-

-

_

_

7

5

2
-

2

_
-

_

-

5

7
7

2
2

6

5
5

7
6

1
1

2

_
-

_
-

12

3

10

2

11
11

~

12
4
8

4

~

_

_

_
_

-

-

2
2

-

_
-

5

-

—

1

2
1

-

-

-

-

-

“

-

-

1
1

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

_
-

24
2C
4
2

36
33
3
2

36
2C
16
8

33
31
2
1

26
21
5
3

43
37
6
2

19
17
2
2

24
23
1
-

21
16
5
3

6
2
4
4

2
2

_

-

-

-

~

26
23
3
1

-

-

-

~

7
6
1

11
7
4

13
1
1?

2C
6
14

19
10
9

12
11
1

2
2
-

1
1

2
2
-

2

1

2

_

_

1

-

6
3

6

3

5
3

3
1

3

_

4
4

_

_

_

_

-

3

2

3

-

-

-

-

21
20
1

14
13
1

28
23
5

16
15
1

1
1

_

1
1

_

_

_

-

-

-

~

-

-

2
2
~

3
2
1

-

~

8
4
4

6
5
1

2

4
3

5
5

1
1

10

1

3

1

6

9

-

-

-

23
19

9

10

4
3
1

11
7

6

4

4

36
16
20

48
40

23
14
9

17
15
2

48
42
6

3C
28
2

8

-

29

8

25

4

8

_

_

-

-

-

-

_

_

-

-

-

-

1

_

_

-

-

5

_

-

-

-

_

_

_

-

-

-

3

1

-

4

-

_

6
6

4

-

_
-

2

l

-

1
1
33

31
2
21
21

-

-

1 Standard hours re fle c t the workweek fo r which em ployees re ceive their regular straight-tim e salaries and the earnings correspond to these w eekly hours.
2 The mean is computed fo r each job by totaling the earnings of all w orkers and dividing by the number of w orkers. The median designates position— half of the em ployees surveyed receive m ore
than the rate shown; half re ceive less than the rate shown. The m iddle range is defined by 2 rates of pay; a fourth of the w orkers earn less than the low er of these rates and a fourth earn m ore than
the higher rate.
3 Transportation, communication, and other public u tilities.




6
Table A-2. Professional and Technical Occupations—Men and Women
(A vera g e straight-tim e weekly hours and'earnings fo r selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Is land—
Moline, Iowa—
111., October 1965)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)
Number
of
workers

Number o f w orker s receivin g straight -tim e w eekly earnings of—
$

Average
weekly

$

$

%

$

$

$

$

125

%
130

130

*35

11
11

18
18

9
9

9
7

16
16

(standard)

Mean1
2

Median 2

Middle range 2

“

85

90

95

100

105

110

85

90

95

100

}05

l \C

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

-

1
1

8
8

4
4

3
2

10

14
14

14

10

$

H5

115

120

$

S

7
7

$

8C

80

Sex, occupation, and industry division

75

$

135

$
140

145

150

%
155

140

145

150

155

11

12

11

13
12

4
3

2

11

_

l
1

$

$

$

t

$

160

165

170

175

160

165

170

175

180

6
4

6
6

2

2

l

4
4

1
1

2

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

_

_

_

-

_

~

~

~

“

~

“

and
under

PEN
DRAFTSKEN, CLASS A -------------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------------------

100

94

$
$
$
$
40.0 138.00 135.00 126 .00-146.00
40.0 1 3 7 .C 134.00 1 2 6 .CO-144. 50
O

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS B -------------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------------------

93
86

40.0 113.50 114.00 105.50-126.00
4C.0 113 .C 113 .5C 105.50-125.50
O

_

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS C -------------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------------------

92
92

40.0
40.0

6
6

11
11

32
32

9
9

5
5

7
7

8
8

1
1

2
2

2
2

4
4

38
38

40 .0 114.00 114.50 1 0 5 .0 0 40.0 114 .CO 114.50 1 0 5 .0 0 -

124 .5C 124.50

1
1

1
1

2
2

1
1

5
5

3
3

7
7

4
4

6

6

1
1

9 6 .CO
9 6 .CO

89.50
89.50

86.00-105 .00
8 6 .C0-105.00

5

_

b

12

_

4
4

WOMEN
NURSES, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED) ----n A riU rA l TU K I n u

—————

—

—

—

————

6

1
1

1 Standard hours re flect the workweek for which em ployees re ceive their regu lar straight-tim e salaries and the earnings correspond to these w eekly hours.
2 F o r definition o f term s, see footnote 2, table A - l .




7
Table A-3. Office, Professional, and Technical Occupations—Men and Women Combined
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t - t im e w ee k ly h o u rs and e a r n in g s fo r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n s stu d ie d on an a r e a b a s i s
by in d u s try d iv isio n , D av e n p o rt— o ck Isla n d — o lin e , Iow a—
R
M
111. , O cto b e r 1965)
Average

Occupation and industry division

Number
of
workers

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

Average

Occupation and industry division

Number
of

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

Average

Occupation and industry division

Number
of
workers

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

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - CONTINUED

BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
MACHINE) ----------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NGNMANUFACTURING ------------------------

41
16
25

39.0
4C.0
38.5

$ 6 . 50
6
71.50
6 3 .CO

DUPLICATING-MACHINE OPERATORS
(MIMLCGRAPH UR OITTC) ----------------------

16

39.0

$
75.50

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

128
114

40.0
40.0

97.50
98.50

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

26
18

40.5
41.0

9 3 .CO
88.00

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B ------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ------------------------

112
60
52

39.5
4 0 .C
39.0

7 7 .C
O
8 1 .C
O
72.50

BCOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B ------------------------------------------

83

39.5

7C.C0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A ----------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S 2---------------------

250
171
79
24

39.5
4C.C
39.0
40.0

115.50
122 .CO
102.50
1C7.C0

OFFICE BOYS ANC GIRLS----------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ------------------------

69
34
35

39.5
40.0
39.0

6 9 .CC
7 2 .C
O
66.50

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B ----------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTUPING ------------------------

214
103
111

39.5
40.0
39.0

79.00
85.50
7 3 .5C

SECRETARIES ------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------NONMAN'UFAC TURING ---------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S 2------------------------

40 5
27 2
133
30

4C.C 111.CO
40.0 1 1 9 .CO
39.5
95.50
4C.C 111.CO

CLERKS, FILE , CLASS A ---------------------

16

39.0

96. C
O

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS P --------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------

72
21
51

38.0
40.0
37.0

65.50
7 7 .5C
6 0 .5C

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL ---------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S 2------------------------

326
213
113
37

39.5
40.0
38.5
40.0

CLERKS, FILE , CLASS C --------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ------------------------

49
43

38.5
38.0

61.00
61.00

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

121
55
66

99. 50
39.5
4C.0 105.00
39.0 9 5 .CC

PROFESSIONAL ANO TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS

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

57
35
22

4C.0
40.0
40.0

91.50
95.50
8 5 .C
O

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS A ------NCNMANUFACTURING ----------------------------

26
15

40.0 102.50
4 0 .C 98.50

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS A -----------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------

101
95

40.0 138.CO
40.0 137.CO

SW1TCHBGARD OPERATORS, CLASS 8 -----NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------

36
33

4C.5
41.0

58.50
5 8 .C
O

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS B -----------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------

94
87

40.0 114.CO
4C.0 113.50

CLERKS, PAYROLL ------------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ------------------------

95
69
26

4C.0 IO C .50
40.0 102.50
39.5
9 5 .CO

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECtPTIONISTSMANUFACTURING ----------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ------------------------

66
37
29

40.0
40.0
4C.0

7 4 .C
O
79.00
68.00

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS C -----------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------

93
93

40.0
40.0

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS --------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------ 1
2

29
21

39.5
39.5

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

40
40

40.0 114.00
40.0 114 .CO

7 1 .C
O
67.50

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - CONTINUED

8 3 .CO
88.50
7 3 .5C
8 4 .5C

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

25
22

$
3 9 .5k 120.50
40.0 121.50

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B -------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------

30
23

39.5 103 .CC
40*0 107.50

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS C ------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------------------

26
21

39.5
40.0

84.50
88. CO

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
GENERAL -----------------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ------------------------

20
16

39.0
39.0

74.00
74.50

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

183
135
48

39.5
40.0
38.5

92.50
98.00
77.50

TYPISTS, CLASS B ---------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ----------------------------

267 39.5
185 40.0
82 , 38.5

73.50
78.00
64.50

1 Standard hours re flect the workweek fo r which em ployees re ceive their regular straight-tim e salaries and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours.
2 Transportation, communication, and other public utilities.




9 6 .CO
96.00

8
Table A-4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t- tim e h o u rly e a r n in g s f o r m e n 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 i s
by in d u stry d iv isio n , D av e n p o rt— o ck Isla n d — o lin e , Iowa—
R
M
111. , O cto b e r 1965)
N um ber of w o rk ers

Hourly earnings1
4
2 .0 0

of
workers

Mean13 Median 2
2

Middle range 2

Under
$

$
2.90

$
3.CC

$
3 .1C

1;
2.2 0
(

$

2! . 7 C

2( . 3 0

4
3 .4 r

4
3.5C

4
3 .6 0

$
3.7C

S
3.80

4
4 . CO

4
4,. 2 0

$
4.4C

2 .0 0

2 .70

2! . 8 0

2.9 C

3 .0C

3.1C

3 .2C

3 .3 0

1> . 4 C

3.50

3.6C

3 .70

3 .80

4.GC

4 .2 0

4 .40

over

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

82
81

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

254
24 1

ENGINEERS, STATIONARY ---------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------NGNMANUFACTURING --------------------

62
18

FIREMEN, STATIONARY BOILER -------MANUFACTURING -----------------------HELPERS, MAINTENANCE TRACES -----MANUFACTURING ------------------------MACHINE-TOOL CPERATCRS, TOOLROOM
MANUFACTURING -----------------------MACHINISTS, MAINTENANCE ------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------

184

8C

$
3.33
3.3 3

$
3.3 6
3.3 6

$
3 .1 9 -

$
3.58

3 .2 2 -

3 .5 8

3.67
3.6 6

3.75
3.75

3 .7 C 3 .7 C -

3 .8 0
3.80

-

2
2

1
1

4
4

1
1

2
1

5

4
4

3
3

30
30

6
6

3
3

16
16

-

2
2

1
1

-

5

_

_

1
1

1

6
6

2
2

7
7

13
13

10
9

5
5

3
3

5
5

4
4

133
125

48
48

2
2

10
6

_

-

-

11
9

1
1

1

1
1

3
-

1
-

1
1

28
26

16
16

4
4

1
-

_

-

6
-

_

-

1
1

_

“

-

-

6

-

-

2

"

-

-

3

1

-

2

i

-

1

-

-

4
4

3
3

1
1

1
1

1
1

14
14

5

6
6

_

4

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

3

28
28

69
68

43
42

12
12

_

1C

1
1

1
1

1
1

11
11

11

-

_

-

-

14
14

4

11

4

1C3
103

46
46

_

1C
1C

8
8

5
5

6
6

3
3

5
5

10
1C

1

8
5
3

16
14
2

36
5
31
28

5
3
2

8
8
-

1

35
5
30
30

_

4

6

3

-

4

6

3

2
2

29

_

29

-

2
2

-

$
2.2 5

$
2 .3 0

$
2 .4 0

$
2 .50

$
2.60

2 .1 0

Occupation and industry division

2 .2 0

2 .3C

2.4 0

2.5 0

2 .6 0

-

-

-

1
1

1
1

3
3

and

-

_

_

1
-

1
-

-

1

1

-

H i
5

4
4

-

2 .9 8 -

3.71
3.73
3.5 3

3.C 2

2 .0 9 2 .2 9 -

3 .12
3 .1 5

2.76

2 .76

2 .6 9 -

2 .8 5

1

3

1

2.76

2.7 6

2 .7 C -

2.8 3

-

2

20S
209

3.49
3.49

3.56
3.56

3 .5 1 -

3 .63

-

-

3 .5 1 -

3 .6 3

186

3 .5 7
3.57

3 .65
3 .65

3.3 6
3.54

3.6 3
3 .66
2.98

53

2.63
2.77

1 81
164

59

2.9 9

_

-

2
1

2
1

7
7

3

-

-

-

-

-

“

-

-

3 .70

_

_

-

_

_

3.70

“

“

~

~

“

3
3
3
3

-

3 .57
3 .62
3 .3 4
3 .35

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

“

“

3 .7 0
3 .71

-

_

_

_

-

-

3.7 0
3.70

-

68

3.31
3.4 6
3.11
3.13

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

32 7
320

3.52
3.5 2

3.5 9
3.59

3 .5 2 3 .5 2 -

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

148
14 8

3.52
3 .52

3.63
3.63

3 .3 4 3 .3 4 -

OILERS ----------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------

81
81

2.86
2.86

2.93

2 .7 2 -

3.0 1

2.9 3

2 .7 2 -

3 .01

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

26

3.21

3.2 6

3 .1 7 -

3 .35

25

3.24

3.27

3 .1 8 -

3 .3 5

154

.1
.3
.1
.1

4
1
2
4

7
7

_

1

3

”

1

3

-

2
2
-

2
-

3
3

_

2

.
-

_
-

2
2

_

-

-

-

4

"

4

6
6

5
5

3
3

2
2

-

_

_

2
2

1

_

1

-

2
2

_

-

-

1
1

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

5

-

-

-

-

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

3.51
3.51

3.56
3.56

3 .5 2 -

3 .62

_

154

3 .5 2 -

3 .6?

-

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

19

3.50

3 .3 2 3 .3 2 -

3 .6 8
3.6 8

-

3.50

3.6 1
3 .61

-

19

-

“

TOOL ANC CIE MAKERS -------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------

376
376

3.8C

3.86

3 .6 3 -

4.1 3

-

-

3.80

3.86

3 .6 3 -

4.13

_

•

-

-

_

“
-

8

-

-

-

_

_

-

-

6
6

16
16

l

3

4

1

1

4

7

1

4

1

1

4

7

1

3
3

7
7

1C
10

3
3

27
27

18
18

-

1

_

_

_

_

_

7

“

-

_

_

_

-

-

9

Excludes premium pay fo r overtim e and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
F o r definition of term s, see footnote 2, table A - l .
W orkers w ere distributed as follow s: 3 at $1. 20 to $1. 30; 3 at $1. 50 to $1.60; 4 at $1. 70 to $1. 80; and 1 at $1. 90 to $2.
Transportation, communication, and other public u tilities.




1
-

6
6

-

_

7
-

~

1

-

_
-

_

-

5
5

-

3 .5 3 -

196
116
8 C

1
2
3
*

3
3

_

3 .5 2 -

MECHANICS, AUTOMOTIVE
(MAINTENANCE) ---------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------NGNMANUFACTURING -------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S 4----------------

3.13
3.2C

-

3 .2 8 2 .6 5 -

3.3 6
3 .48
2 .9 8

\

and
under

_

r e c e iv in g s t r a ig h t -t im e h o u rly e a rn in g s i of—

$
2 .80

$
2 .1 0

_

7
_
-

1
1

_

_

_

-

-

2

9

-

_

_

2

-

7
7

3
3

7
7

-

_

10

_

_

1C

-

-

85

9
9

37
36

41
39
2
2

28
28
-

-

-

-

12 7
120

60

81

60

81

-

7
7

50
50

2 r>
2 5

3
3

1
1

86

_

_

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

83
83

39
39

1
1

_

_

8

-

-

8

20

14

?4

16

20

14

'4

16

10
10

_

4
4
-

3
3
-

_

9

_
_

_

9

12
12

1
1

-

7

-

_

-

7

5
5

1

-

3
3
3
3

5
f

2
2

_

_

1

-

-

3

2

_

i

3

2

-

1

1

_

-

1

-

-

1

12
12

128

1 35

1 28

135

1
1
_

Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t- tim e h o u rly e a rn in g s fo r 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 i s
by in d u stry d iv isio n , D av e n p o rt— o ck Isla n d — o lin e , Iowa—
R
M
111. , O cto b e r 1965)
Hourly earnings 2

O c c u p a tio n 1 and industry division

G UAR DS AND k A T C H M t N ------------------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------------------------------

Number
of
workers

173
1 59

TTnH

Mean3

Median3

1 , 7
2.64

$
2 .83
2.8 5

GU AR CS :
MANUFACTU RING

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

InA T C H p EN:
MA NU FAC TU RING

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

39

1 .8 8

JAMTLRS,
PCR TE RS ,
ANC C L t A N E R S ------M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------------------NUN MAN UF A C T U R I N G -------------------------------------

6 30

2 .31
2.46

120

N u m ber of w o rk e rs

2.8 9

2.93

Middle range3

$
2 .0 7 2 .3 3 -

$
3.C2
3.0 3

r e c e iv in g s tr a ig h t -t im e h o u r ly e a rn in g s of—

$
$
$
$
t
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
*
1.20 1. 30 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.70 1.80 1.9C 2.00 2.10 2 • 2C 2.30 2. 40 2.50 2.60 2.70 2.80 2.90 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.30

$
and
and
1.20 under
1.30 1. 40 1.5C 1.60 1.70 1.80 1.90 2.0C 2.10 2.2C 2. 3C 2.4C 2. 50 2.6C 2.70 2.80 2.90 3.00 3.1C 3.20 3.30 over

“

4
4

-

-

~

2 .8 2 -

3.C 5

1.87

1 .6 9 -

2.0 7

-

4

-

-

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

2.67
2.6 9
2.23
2 .4 e

14
14

4
4
”

6

_

15
15
~

1 .4 5 2 .1 3 -

2.65
2 .68
1.68

4
4

13
3
10

-

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

2 .7 9
2 .7 7
3.12
3.1 6

-

-

-

-

-

-

~

9
6

3
3

14
14

-

6
”

3

-

9
9

3
3

-

1
“

-

185
181
4
3

55
54
1
“

29
28
1
~

~

2
1
1
~

10
7

1

2
2
-

1
1

6
6
-

8
7
1

27
27
-

12
12

1
1

_

_

_

-

4
2
2

_

-

-

*

-

-

-

18
15
3

14
13
1

46
44
2

38
1C
28

138
90
48
34

Ill
1C9
2

542
538
4

115
65
50

5
5

21
5
16
16

74
2
72
64

15
7
8

2 .8 2
2.32
? .8 3

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

2.8 7
2 .8 6
2 .8 7

-

-

-

P A C K E R S , ^ H I P P I N G -----------------------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------------------------------

193
17 7

2.76

2 .8 1 -

2 .96

-

2 .8 1 -

2 .96

-

3
3

_

2 .7 7

2.92
2.92

R E C E I V I N G C L t l K S --------------------------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N C -------------------------------------------NUN NAMJ F A C T O R I N G -------------------------------------

60
27
33

2.4C
2.52
2.30

2.53
2.55
2 .28

2 .1 3 2 .4 3 1 .8 8 -

? .8 0
2.7 3
2.85

-

2

-

-

2

_

-

-

-

-

-

—

*

2

“

-

2

-

2

3

S H I P P I N G C L E R K S ----------------------------------------------MAT U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------------------

42
33

2.78
2.85

2 .73
2 .79

2 .5 5 2 .5 9 -

3.11
3.09

S H I P P I N G A,\C R E C E I v l N i C L E R K S -----------M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------------------

37
25

2.60
2 .58

2.5 5
2.56

2 .4 4 2 .5 C -

2 .6 7
2.65

TRUCK L U V C 1 S 6 ---------------------------------------------------'
M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------------------

457
1 41
316
1 33

2 . 1 C

MI N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I F S 4 --------------------------------

2.92

? .8 C
2.61
2 .92
3.22

2 .3
2 .2
2 .5
2 .3

7C07-

3.05
2 .9 *
3 .2 1
3.2 6

T R U C K C R I V F RS » L I G H T ( U V . t R
1-1/?
T U N S ) --------------------------------------------------

49

2 . C2
2.19

2.05
2.27

1 .7 1 1 .4 8 -

2.3 1
2.8 3

2 .3 7 -

2 .60

2 .1 5 -

2 .65

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

21

T R U C K C R I V E R S , M C l U M ( 1 - 1 / 2 TC
<
ANT. I N C L U D I N G A T C . \ S ) -----------------------W A N U F A C T U K I N G --------------------------------------------

46
17

2.52
2 .42

2.55
2.36

25 1
54

2 .5 1 -

3.09

197

2.7 9
2.79
2.79

2 .9 2

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

Mj NMANU’F A C T U P I . i C -------------------------------------

2.78
? .9 3

2 .4 8 2 .5 1 -

3.24
2 .9 9

MANUF ACTURING

T R U C K C R I V E R S , H'. AVY ( T V E R 4 T O N S ,
T R M L E i T V P c ) -------------------------------------------manufacturing

See

footnotes

at




en d

of table.

_

1

5
1
4

6
4
2

l
1
-

“

l
1

-

9
3
6

15
15

17
8
9

8
5

13
10

3

3

-

-

3

_

3

4

_

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

3

4

6
3

_

_

-

-

1
1

4
3

2

3

-

-

5
4
1

3
3

6
3
3

2
2

_
-

9
8

_

23
23
-

_

19

-

3

16

“

“

1

-

6
6

3

-

1
1

3

11
11

9
9

_
-

4

5

-

1

4
4

-

4

4

1
1

1C
8
2

3

_

-

2

1

_

_

-

3

3
3

5

3

3
}

_

3

4

3

-

-

-

-

3
-

3

4

3

3

-

3

4

3

21
1C
11

3

5
4

3
3

9
9

-

47
1
46

4

_

-

-

-

-

2

4

-

“

_

1
1

33
31

106
98

-

_

_

“

-

“

7
7

5
4
1

7

5

_

-

_
-

7

3

-

2
1
1

_

-

2
2

2
2

5
5

3
2

1
1

6
s4

1

2

-

“
3

2
l

2

-

-

1

3

-

-

2
2

67
14
53
~

13
9
4
~

100
22
78
“

1
1

1
1

-

-

~

2?
11
11
2

_

1
1

1
1

5
5

1
1

-

23
3

~

4
1

"

3
3

~

34
ln
24

-

-

1
1

2
-

3

3

~

1
1

3

-

97
39
58

-

4

-

6C
9
51
46

4
4

4

-

9
9

-

“

_
-

-

3
2

-

5

-

“

-

5
5

-

16
13

_

11
11

?C
20

4

“

8
5

-

6
6

-

2
2

3

1
1

11
_

“

~

1C
10

1

-

-

3

_

3

-

10
1C
”

1
5
~

46
41
5
4

3

3
3

4
4
~

3

36
19
17
16

2.6C
2.48

3

_

-

4
4
~

165
67
98

3

3

-

ORDER
F I L L E R S ------------------------------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------------------NUNMAN UF A C T U f t I N C -------------------------------------

-

3

-

7 .83
3.11

_

7

23
14
9
8

U T I L I T I E S 4 --------------------------------

-

39

3

2
2
2
2

2 , 1 5

14

43
37
6
~

2,73
2.73

2.5P

35

9

5

3
3

14

30
16
14
“

2.67
2.6 7
2 .67
2.9 6

3
3

1

7
3
4
~

1,239
965
27 4
11 6

-

-

-

? . 61
1.37

2 .67

-

~

14

2.29

1U 0 L I C
3

3
3

11
4
7
1

2.32

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

7
7

-

2.C 7

5

39
39

57
46
11
7

72
34

1 .52

14
14

6

lo t

U T I L I T I t S 4 --------------------------------

35
35

1

11
3
8
“

2.22

PieUIC

4

14
14

1
3

-

485
1 45
43

J A N I T C R S , ° l R T t R S » « NC C L E A N E R S
( w C M c N ) ----------------------------------------------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------------------------

4
4

35
16
19
4

2 .54
2.62
1.77
2.4 1

1.31

4
“

5

7
7
-

_
-

14
6
8

_

81

-

3

-

78

-

“

1
1
-

-

112
20
92
85

_
-

“

1
1
-

-

-

4
”

_

~

61
20
41

_
-

-

10
Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations— Continued
(A verage straight-tim e hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis
by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa— 1 , October 1965)
1 1.
Number of w orkers receiving straight-tim e hourly earnings of—

Occupation1 and industry division

$

Number
of
workers

*

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

*

$

$

1.20 1.30 1.4C 1.50 1.60 1.70 1.80 1.90 2.CC 2.10 2.20 2.30 2.40 2.50 2.60 2.70 2.80 2.90 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.30
Under
$
and
.
1.20 under - - - - - and
_______ 1.30 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.70 1.80 l.S C 2.00 2.10 2.20 2.30 2.40 2.50 2.60 2.70 2.80 2.90 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.30 over

TRUCKCRIVERS1 - CONTINUED
6
5
4
3
2
T R U C K D R I V E R S , H EA VY ( C V L R 4 T C N S ,
OTHER THAN T R A I L E R T Y P E ) ----------------P AN U F A C TL R I N G --------------------------------------------T R U C K E R S , PCWFK ( F L R K L I F T ) ------------------I F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------------------N U N P A N U F A C T L R I N C ------------------------------------T R U C K t R S , POWER { L T F E R THAN
F G R K L I E T ) -----------------------------------------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------------------------------

1
2
3
4
5
6

$
2.50
2.28

$
2.28
2.18

$

26
2C

2 .1 A- 2.90
2 .1 3 - 2.49

-

1,081
l , C4C
41

2.87
2.88
2.68

2.93
2.93
2.81

2 .8 6 - 2.97
2 .8 8 - 2.97
2 .6 2 - 2.86

2
1
1

2.82
2.85

$

2 .8 1 - 2.88
2.6 2 - 2 .

Data lim ited to men w orkers except where otherwise indicated.
Excludes premium pay for overtim e and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
For definition o f term s, see footnote 2, table A - l .
Transportation, communication, and other public u tilities.
W orkers w ere distributed as follow s: 3 at $3. 30 to $3.40; and 1 at $3.40 to $3.50.
Includes a ll d rivers regardless o f size and type of truck operated.




3
3

9
9

2

8
7
1

5
5
“

11
11
~

6
6

-

2

_

2
2

*

3
3

1
1

-

1?
16
1

6
6
—

18
12
6

49
40
9

83
83

123
102
21

1
1

60
60

-

_
-

_

-

-

9
-

2

-

_

_
-

-

6
-

-

741
740
1

8
8
“

4
3
1

1
1
-

5
5
“

4
4

1
1

-

1
l

3
3

-

_

Appendix. Occupational Descriptions

The primary purpose of preparing job descriptions for the Bureau's wage surveys is to assist its field
staff in classifying into appropriate occupations workers who are employed under a variety of payroll titles
and different work arrangements from establishment to establishment and from area to area. This permits
the grouping of occupational wage rates representing comparable job content. Because of this emphasis on
interestablishment and interarea comparability of occupational content,/ the 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-tim e, temporary, and probationary workers.
OFF IC E

BILLER, MACHINE

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR

Prepares statements, bills, and invoices on a machine other than
an ordinary or electrom atic 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 fam iliarity 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 1. Uses a special billing m a­
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 m a­
chine autom atically accumulates figures on a number of vertical
columns and computes, and usually prints autom atically 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

11

12
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 a c ­
counting operations such as posting simple journal vouchers or accounts
payable vouchers, entering vouchers in voucher registers; reconciling
bank accounts; and posting subsidiary ledgers controlled by general
ledgers, or posting simple cost accounting data. This job does not
require a knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles but
is found in offices in which the more routine accounting work is
subdivided on a functional basis among several woikers.
CLERK, FILE
Class A . In an established filing system containing a number
of varied subject matter files, classifies and indexes file m aterial
such as correspondence, reports, technical documents, etc. May
also file this m aterial. May keep records of various types in con­
junction with the files. May lead a small group of lower level file
cleiks.
Class B. Sorts, codes, and files unclassified m aterial by simple
(subject matter) headings or partly classified m aterial by finer sub­
headings. Prepares simple related index and cross-reference aids.
As requested, locates clearly identified m aterial in files and forwards
m aterial. May perform related clerical tasks required to maintain
and service files.
Class C . Performs routine filing of m aterial 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 m aterial in files and forwards
m aterial; 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, follow up orders to see
that they have been filled, keep file of orders received, and check shipping
invoices with original orders.
CLERK, PAYROLL
Computes wages of company employees and enters the necessary
data on the payroll sheets. Duties involve: Calculating workers' earnings
based on time or production records; and posting calculated data on payroll
sheet, showing information such as worker's name, working days, time,
rate, deductions for insurance, and total wages due. May make out paychecks and assist paymaster in making up and distributing pay envelopes.
May use a calculating machine.
COMPTOMETER OPERATOR
Primary duty is to operate a Comptometer to perform mathe­
m atical 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 m aterial.
KEYPUNCH OPERATOR

CLERK, ORDER
Receives customers' orders for material or merchandise by m ail,
phone, or personally. Duties involve any combination of the following:
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 the making of some determinations, for exam ple,
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 set up 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
m ail, and other minor clerical work.

Performs stenographic duties requiring significantly greater inde­
pendence and responsibility than stenographers, general as evidenced by
the following: Work requires high degree of stenographic speed and accu­
racy; and a thorough working knowledge of general business and office
procedures and of the specific business operations, organization, policies,
procedures, files, workflow, etc. Uses this knowledge in performing
stenographic duties and responsible clerical tasks such as, maintaining
followup files; assembling m aterial for reports, memorandums, letters,
e t c .; composing simple letters from general instructions; reading and
routing incoming m ail; 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 m ail, and
writing routine correspondence on own initiative; and taking dictation
(where transcribing machine is not used) either in shorthand or by
Stenotype or sim ilar 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 a lls .)

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 sim ilar machine; and transcribe dictation. May also type from written
copy. May maintain files, keep simple records, or perform other rela­
tively routine clerical tasks. May operate from a stenographic pool.
Does not include transcribing-machine work. (See transcribing-machine
operator.)




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

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

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR—Continued

specific instructions. May include simple wiring from diagrams and
some filing work. The work typically involves portions of a work
unit, for exam ple, individual sorting or collating runs or repetitive
operations.

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
TABULA TING-MACHETE 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 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 work is performed under specific
instructions and may include the performance of some wiring from
diagrams. The work typically involves, for exam ple, 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 sim ilar machine is classified as a stenographer,
general.

TYPIST
Uses a typewriter to make copies of various m aterial or to make
out bills after calculations have been made by another person. May in­
clude typing of stencils, mats, or sim ilar 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 m ail.

Class A . Performs one or more of the following: Typing m a­
terial in final form when it involves ccombining m aterial from several
sources or responsibility for correct spelling, syllabication, punctu­
ation, etc. , of technical or unusual words or foreign language m a­
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 t c .; and setting up simple standard tabulations, or copying more
complex tables already setup and spaced properly.

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PROFESSIONAL

AND

TECHNICAL

D RAFTSMAN— Continue d

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.
D RAFTSMAN- 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 lim ited 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 m edical
direction to ill or injured employees or other persons who become ill or
suffer an accident on the premises of a factory or other establishment.
Duties involve a combination of the following: Giving first aid to the ill
or injured; attending to subsequent dressing of employees' injuries; keeping
records of patients treated; preparing accident reports for compensation
or other purposes; assisting in physical examinations and health evaluations
of applicants and employees; and planning and carrying out programs
involving health education, accident prevention, evaluation of plant en­
vironment, or other activities affecting the health, welfare, and safety
of all personnel.
AND

POWERPLANT

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE— Continued

Performs the carpentry duties necessary to construct and maintain
in good repair building woodwork and equipment such as bins, cribs,
counters, benches, partitions, doors, floors, stairs, casings, and trim made
of wood in an establishment. Work involves most of the 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 wodcer supplied with materials and tools; cleaning working area, m a­
chine, and equipment; assisting journeyman by holding materials or tools;
and performing otljer 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 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
m etal parts of mechanical equipment operated in an establishment. Work
involves most of the following: Interpreting written instructions and speci­
fications; planning and laying out of work; using a variety of machinist's
handtools and precision measuring instruments; setting up and operating
standard machine tools; shaping of metal parts to close tolerances; making
standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds,
and speeds of machining; knowledge of the 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 ♦ hrough 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 m ajor 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 m aterials, 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 woric 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 m eet 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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TOOL AND DIE MAKER—Continued

SHEET-METAL WORKER, MAINTENANCE
Fabricates, installs, and maintains in good repair the sheet-metal
equipment and fixtures (such as machine guards, grease pans, shelves,
lockers, tanks, ventilators, chutes, ducts, m etal 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-m etalworking machines; using a variety of handtools in cutting, bending, form­
ing, shaping, fitting, and assembling; and installing sheet-metal articles
as re quire d. 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 maker1s 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 m aterials, 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 inC USTODIA L

AND

I

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

MOVEMENT

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
m etal 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
m aterials or merchandise in proper storage location; and transporting m a­
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 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
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 cap acity .)
Truckdriver (combination of sizes listed separately)
Truckdriver, light (under 1 V2 tons)
Truckdriver, medium (lVa 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 m aterials. Shipping work
involves: A knowledge of shipping procedures, practices, routes, available
means of transportation, and rates; and preparing records of the goods
shipped, making up bills of lading, posting weight and shipping charges,
and keeping a file of shipping records. May direct or assist in preparing
the merchandise for shipment. Receiving work involves: Verifying or
directing others in verifying the correctness of shipments against bills of
lading, invoices, or other records; checking for shortages and rejecting
damaged goods; routing merchandise or materials to proper departments;
and maintaining necessary records and files.

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

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




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




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a v a i l a b l e b u l l e t i n s is

presented

below.

A

di r e c t o r y indicating da te s

request.
B u l l e t i n s m a y b e p u r c h a s e d f r o m the S u p e r i n t e n d e n t of D o c u m e n t s ,
of t h e B L S r e g i o n a l s a l e s offi ce s s h o w n o n the i n s i d e f r o n t c o v e r .

U . S.

of

earlier

studies,

Government

and

the

P r i n t i n g Office,

prices

Bulletin n u m b e r
Area

Area

1430-78,
1430-52,

25 cents
25 cents

Albuquerque,

1430-62,

20 cents

M i n n e a p o l i s — St. P a u l , M i n n . ,
M u s k e g o n — M u s k e g o n Heights,

M e x . , Apr.

Allentown— B e t h l e h e m — Easton,

1 9 6 5 -------------------------1965_
_

1430-48,

20 cents

Newark

1430-74,
1430-27,

25 cents
30 c e n t s

N e w

B e a u m o n t — P o r t A r t h u r , T e x . , M a y 1 9 6 5 -----------------B i r m i n g h a m , A l a . , A p r . 1 9 6 5 1 ______________________________

1430-66,
1430-60,

20 cents
25 cents

B o i s e City,

Wis.,

Apr.

1 9 6 5 1 ________________________________

a n d J e r s e y City,

Haven,

Conn.,

and price

Jan.

J a n . 1 9 6 5 1 ________________
M i c h . , a y 1 9 6 5 ___________
M

N.J.,

30 ce nt s
20 cents

F e b . 1 9 6 5 _________________

1430-45,

25 cents

1430-34,

25 cents

1430-53,
1430-80,

30 cents
40 cents

20 cents

1430-77,

25 cents

1465-12,

30 ce nt s

Oklahoma

1 9 6 5 ____________________________

1465-5,

20 cents

B u f f a l o , N . Y . , D e c . 1 9 6 4 1 ____________________________________
B u r l i n g t o n , V t . , M a r . 1 9 6 5 1 _________________________________
C a n t o n , O h i o , A p r . 1 9 6 5 --------------------------------------C h a r l e s t o n , W . V a . , A p r . 1 9 6 5 ______________________________

1430-36,
1430-51,
1430-59,
1430-65,

30
25
20
20

O m a h a , N e b r . — I o w a , O c t . 1 9 6 5 1 ____________________________
P a t e r s o n — C l i f t o n — P a s s a i c , N . J . , M a y 1 9 6 5 ______________
P h i l a d e l p h i a , P a . - N . J . , N o v . 1 9 6 4 1 _______________________

1465-13,
1430-71,
1430-28,

25 cents
25 cents
35 cents

Phoenix,

1430-56,

20 cents

Charlotte,

1 9 6 5 ___________________________________

1430-61,

25 cents

C h a t t a n o o g a , T e n n . - G a . , Sept.
1 9 6 5 _______________________
C h i c a g o , 111., A p r . 1 9 6 5 1 ------------------------------------C i n c i n n a t i , O h i o — K y . , M a r . 1 9 6 5 ____________________________
C l e v e l a n d , O h i o , S e p t . 1 9 6 5 ___________________________________

1465-7,
1430-72,
1430-55,
1465-8,

20
30
25
25

C o l u m b u s , O h i o , O c t . 1 9 6 5 ____________________________________
D a l l a s , T e x . , N o v . 1 9 6 4 1 _____________________________________

1465-15,
1430-25,

25 cents
30 c e nt s

D a v e n p o r t — R o c k Island— Mo li ne , I o w a Ill., O c t . 1 9 6 5 ____________________________________________________
D a y t o n , O h i o , J a n . 1 9 6 5 ---------------------------------------D e n v e r , C o l o . , D e c . 1 9 6 4 ------------------------------------D e s M o i n e s , I o w a , F e b . 1 9 6 5 _________________________________

1465-16,
1430-31,
1430-32,
1430-47,

20
25
25
20

1430-43,
1430-24,
1465-4,
1430-69,

30 c e nt s
30 cents
20 cents
20 cents

1430-82,
1430-30,

25 cents
25 cents

Oct.

N.C.,

Apr.

D e t r o i t , M i c h . , J a n . 1 9 6 5 1 ___________________________________
F o r t W o r t h , T e x . , N o v . 1 9 6 4 1 ------------------------------G r e e n Bay, Wis.,
A u g . 1 9 6 5 ---------------------------------G r e e n v i l l e , S. C . ,
M a y 1 9 6 5 ----------------------------------H o u s t o n , T e x . , J u n e 1 9 6 5 -------------------------------------Indianapolis,

In d. , D e c .

1 9 6 4 _________________________________

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

cents
cents
cents
cents

Va. , Ju ne

25 cents

1 9 6 5 ________________________________

N e w O r l e a n s , L a . , F e b . 1 9 6 5 1 ______________________________
N e w Y o r k , N . Y . , A p r . 1 9 6 5 1 _________________________________
Norfolk— Po r t s m o u t h and N e w p o r t N e w s —
Hampton,

1430-58,
1430-39,
1430-68,

1465-1,

Mass.,

1 9 6 5 ----------------------------------

is

20402,

1 9 6 5 1 ___________________________________

Boston,

July

Feb.

Milwaukee,

A t l a n t a , G a . , M a y 1 9 6 5 __________________________________________
B a l t i m o r e , M d . , N o v . 1 9 6 4 1 _________________________________

Idaho,

P a . — N.J.,

bulletins

D.C.,

Bulletin n u m b e r

an d price

A k r o n , O h i o , J u n e 1 9 6 5 __________________________________________
A l b a n y — S c h e n e c t a d y — T r o y , N . Y . , A p r . 1 9 6 5 _____________
N.

of th e

Washington,

City,

Ariz. , M a r .

Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Portland, M a i n e ,

R i c h m o n d , V a . , N o v . 1 9 6 4 ____________________________________
R o c k f o r d , 111., M a y 1 9 6 5 ---------------------------------------

1430-19,
1430-63,

25 cents
20 cents

St. L o u i s , M o . — 111., O c t . 1 9 6 4 1 _________ ___________________
S a l t L a k e C i t y , U t a h , D e c . 1 9 6 4 1 ___________________________

1430-22,
1430-33,

30 cents
25 cents

S a n A n t o n i o , T e x . , J u n e 1 9 6 5 1 ________________________________
S a n B e r n a r d i n o — R i v e r s i d e — O n t a r i o , Calif. ,
S e p t . 1 9 6 4 ---------------------------------------------------------S a n D i e g o , C a l i f . , S e p t . 1 9 6 4 1 ------------------------------S a n F r a n c i s c o — O a k l a n d , C a l i f . , J a n . 1 9 6 5 1 ________________
S a n J o s e , C a l i f _____________________________________________________

1430-37,

25 cents

S a v a n n a h , G a . , M a y 1 9 6 5 -------------------------------------Scranton, Pa., Aug.
1 9 6 5 1 -----------------------------------S e a t t l e — E v e r e t t , W a s h . , O c t . 1 9 6 5 1 _______________________

1430-64,
1465-3,
1465-9,
1430-15,

20 cents

S i o u x Falls,

S.

25 cents

South Bend,

Ind.,

1430-26,

25 cents

Spokane,

1 9 6 5 ___________

1430-75,

20 cents

Toledo,

1 9 6 5 __________

1465-6,

20

cents

Trenton,

cents

Washington,

M a s s . — N. H . , Ju ne

Li t t l e R o c k — N o r t h

Little R o c k , A r k .

Los Angeles— Long

Beach,

, ug.
A

Dak.,

Wash.,
Ohio,

Oct.

Mar.
June

1 9 6 4 _____________________________

1 9 6 5 ___________________________________

25 cents

1 9 6 4 1 ___________________________________

N . J. , D e c .

1430-50,
1430-35,

25 cents

1465-14,

25 cents

1430-57,

30

25 cents
20 cents

W a t e r b u r y , C o n n . , M a r . 1 9 6 5 _________________________________
W a t e r l o o , I o w a , N o v . 1 9 6 4 1 -----------------------------------

Manchester,

1465-2,

20 cents

Wichita,

1430-40,

25 cents

Worcester,

Mass.,

1430-29,

25 cents

York,

Feb.

N. H . , A u g .

T e n n . , Jan.

1 9 6 5 ________________________________

1 9 6 5 ___________________________________

M i a m i , F l a . , D e c . 1 9 6 4 ---------------------------------------M i d l a n d a n d O d e s s a , T e x ___________.....__________________ ....

( N o t p r e v io u s ly s u r v e y e d )

1 Data on establishment practices and supplementary wage provisions are also presented.
* Bulletins dated before July 1965 were entitled "Occupational Wage Surveys."




D . C. — M d . — V a . , Oct.

K a n s . , Oct.

Pa.,

20 cents
20 cents

1430-79,

1430-42,
1 4 3 0 - 7 3,

Memphis,

1430-54,

20 cents
25 cents
30 cents

1 9 6 5 1 __________________________________

1 __________

1965

(Not previously surveyed)

1 9 6 5 1 -------------------------------------

Feb.

L o u i s v i l l e , K y . — I n d . , F e b . 1 9 6 5 1 --------------------------L u b b o c k , T e x . , J u n e 1 9 6 5 _____________________________________

Calif.,M a r .

25 cents
20 cents
25 cents

1430-44,

L a w r e n c e — Haverhill,

1430-81,
1430-8,
1430-12,

1430-38,

Feb.

1 4 3 0 - 4 1 , 30ce nt s
1430-21,
25 cents
25 cents
30 ce nt s
25 cents

1 9 6 5 ------------------------------------

Miss.,

1 9 6 5 ____________________________________

J a n . 1 9 6 5 1 ----------------------------N o v . 1 9 6 4 ___________________________________

P o r t l a n d , O r e g . — W a s h . , M a y 1 9 6 5 __________________________
1430-70,
P r o v i d e n c e — P a w t u c k e t , R . I.— M a s s . , M a y 1 9 6 5 1 __________ 1 4 3 0 - 6 7 ,
1465-10,
R a l e i g h , N . C . , S e p t . 1 9 6 5 1 ___________________________________

J a c k s o n v i l l e , F l a . , J a n . 1 9 6 5 1 ______________________________
K a n s a s C i t y , M o . - K a n s . , N o v . 1 9 6 4 _______________________

Jackson,

1 9 6 5 1 __________________________________

Okla. , Au g.

1 9 6 5 ...................

1 9 6 5 _____________________________________

1465-11,

20 cents
25 cents
20 cents

1 9 6 5 ________________________________

1430-76,

25 cents

1 9 6 5 -------------------------------------------

1430-46,

20 cents

Youngstown— Warren,

June

1430-49,
1430-23,

25 cents

O h i o -------------------------------------

(Not previously surveyed)


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