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The Davenport—Rock Island—Moline, Iowa—Illinois,
Metropolitan Area
October 1967

Bulletin No. 1575-12




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ROCK ISLAND

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

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Mid-Atlantic
341 Ninth A v e .
New Y o r k , N . Y . 10001
T e l . : 9 7 1 -5 4 0 5

Southern
1371 P e a c h t r e e S t . , N E .
A tla n ta , G a . 3 0309
T e l . : 5 2 6 -5 4 1 8

North Central
219 South D e a r b o r n St.
C h i c a g o , 111. 60604
T e l . : 3 5 3 -7 2 3 0

Pacific
450 G o ld e n G a te A v e .
B o x 36017
San F r a n c i s c o , C a li f. 9 4 1 0 2
T e l . : 5 5 6 -4 6 7 8

Mountain-Plains
F e d e r a l O f f i c e B u ild in g
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Area Wage Survey
The Davenport—Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—Illinois,
Metropolitan Area

Bulletin No. 1575-12
Decem ber 1967

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Willard Wirtz, Secretary
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
Arthur M. Ross, Commissioner

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Preface

Contents
Page

Th e B u re a u o f L a b o r S ta tistics p r o g r a m o f annual
o c c u p a t i o n a l w a g e s u r v e y s in m e t r o p o l i t a n a r e a s i s d e ­
s i g n e d to p r o v i d e d a t a o n o c c u p a t i o n a l e a r n i n g s , a nd e s t a b ­
l i s h m e n t p r a c t i c e s a n d s u p p l e m e n t a r y w a g e p r o v i s i o n s . It
y i e l d s d e t a ile d data b y s e l e c t e d in d u stry d iv is io n fo r e a ch
o f t h e a r e a s s t u d i e d , f o r g e o g r a p h i c r e g i o n s , and f o r th e
U n i t e d S t a t e s . A m a j o r c o n s i d e r a t i o n in th e p r o g r a m i s th e
n e e d f o r g r e a t e r i n s i g h t i n t o ( l ) th e m o v e m e n t o f w a g e s b y
o c c u p a t i o n a l c a t e g o r y a n d s k i l l l e v e l , a n d (2) th e s t r u c t u r e
and l e v e l o f w a g e s a m o n g a r e a s and in d u stry d iv is io n s .
A t th e e n d o f e a c h s u r v e y , a n i n d i v i d u a l a r e a
b u lle tin p r e s e n t s s u r v e y r e s u l t s f o r e a ch a r e a studied.
A f t e r c o m p l e t i o n o f a l l o f th e i n d i v i d u a l a r e a b u l l e t i n s f o r
a round o f s u r v e y s , a t w o - p a r t s u m m a r y bulletin is is s u e d .
T h e f i r s t p a r t b r i n g s d a t a f o r e a c h o f the m e t r o p o l i t a n
a r e a s stu d ied in to on e b u lle tin . The s e c o n d pa rt p r e s e n t s
in f o r m a t io n w h ic h h as b e e n p r o j e c t e d f r o m in dividual m e t ­
r o p o l i t a n a r e a d a t a t o r e l a t e to g e o g r a p h i c r e g i o n s and th e
U n ited S ta tes.

I n t r o d u c t i o n ________________________________________________________________________
W a g e t r e n d s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n a l g r o u p s ______________________________
T a b les:
1.
2.

A.

E s t a b lis h m e n ts and w o r k e r s w ith in s c o p e o f s u r v e y
a n d n u m b e r s t u d i e d ___________________________________________________
In d ex es o f sta n d a rd w e e k ly s a la r ie s and s t r a ig h t -t im e
h o u r ly e a rn in gs f o r s e le c t e d o ccu p a tio n a l g r o u p s , and
p e r c e n t s o f c h a n g e f o r s e l e c t e d p e r i o d s __________________________

A ppendix.




2

3

O ccu pational earn ings: *
A - 1.
O f f i c e o c c u p a t i o n s —m e n a n d w o m e n _______________________
5
A -2.
P r o f e s s i o n a l a n d t e c h n i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s —m e n
a n d w o m e n ______________________________________________________
7
A -3 .
O f fic 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 t io n s —
m e n a n d w o m e n c o m b i n e d __________________________________ • 8
A -4.
M a i n t e n a n c e a n d p o w e r p l a n t o c c u p a t i o n s _________________
9
A -5 .
C u s t o d i a l a n d m a t e r i a l m o v e m e n t o c c u p a t i o n s ____________ 10
O c c u p a t i o n a l d e s c r i p t i o n s ________________________________________

E i g h t y - s i x a r e a s c u r r e n t l y a r e i n c l u d e d in th e
p r o g r a m . In e a c h a r e a , i n f o r m a t i o n o n o c c u p a t i o n a l e a r n ­
in g s is c o l l e c t e d annually and on esta 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 a g e p r o v is io n s bienn ially.
T h i s b u l l e t i n p r e s e n t s r e s u l t s o f th e s u r v e y in
D a v e n p o r t —R o c k I s l a n d — o l i n e , I o w a — l l i n o i s , in O c t o b e r
M
I
1967.
T h e S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a , as d e ­
f i n e d b y th e B u r e a u o f th e B u d g e t t h r o u g h A p r i l 1967, c o n ­
s i s t s o f S co tt C ou n ty, Io w a , and H en ry and R o c k Is la n d
C o u n t i e s , 111.
T h i s s t u d y w a s c o n d u c t e d in th e B u r e a u * s
r e g i o n a l o f f i c e i n C h i c a g o , 111. , T h o m a s J. M c A r d l e ,
D irector.
T h e s t u d y w a s u n d e r th e g e n e r a l d i r e c t i o n o f
W o o d r o w C. L in n , A s s is ta n t R e g io n a l D ir e c t o r of O perations .

1
3

* NOTE:
S im ila r tabu lation s a r e
other a r e a s .
(See in sid e b a c k c o v e r . )

available

for

U n io n s c a l e s , i n d i c a t i v e o f p r e v a i l i n g p a y l e v e l s
in th e D a v e n p o r t —R o c k I s l a n d — o l i n e a r e a , a r e a l s o a v a i l ­
M
a ble f o r se v e n s e le c t e d buildin g t r a d e s .

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Area Wage Survey---The Davenport—Rock Island—Moline, Iowa—111., Metropolitan Area
Introduction
O c c u p a t i o n a l e m p l o y m e n t a nd e a r n i n g s d a t a a r e s h o w n f o r
f u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s , i . e . , t h o s e h i r e d to w o r k a r e g u l a r w e e k l y s c h e d u l e
in the g i v e n o c c u p a t i o n a l c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .
E a r n in g s data e x clu d e p r e ­
m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a nd f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , and la te
s h i f t s . N o n p r o d u c t i o n b o n u s e s a r e e x c l u d e d , but c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w ­
a n c e s and in ce n tiv e e a rn in g s a re in clu d e d . W h e re w e e k l y h ou rs a re
r e p o r t e d , a s f o r o f f i c e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s , r e f e r e n c e is to the s t a n d ­
a r d w o r k w e e k ( r o u n d e d to the n e a r e s t h a l f h o u r ) f o r w h i c h e m p l o y e e s
r e c e i v e th eir r e g u la r s tr a ig h t -t im e s a la r ie s (e x c lu s iv e of pay fo r
o v e r t i m e at r e g u l a r a n d / o r p r e m i u m r a t e s ) . A v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s
f o r t h e s e o c c u p a t i o n s h a v e b e e n r o u n d e d to the n e a r e s t h a l f d o l l a r .

T h i s a r e a is 1 o f 86 in w h i c h the U.S. D e p a r t m e n t o f L a b o r ' s
B u rea u of L a b o r S ta tistics con du cts su rv e ys of occu pational earn ings
a n d r e l a t e d b e n e f i t s o n an a r e a w i d e b a s i s .
T h i s b u l l e t i n p r e s e n t s c u r r e n t o c c u p a t i o n a l e m p l o y m e n t and
e a r n i n g s i n f o r m a t i o n o b t a i n e d l a r g e l y b y m a i l f r o m the e s t a b l i s h m e n t s
v i s i t e d b y B u r e a u f i e l d e c o n o m i s t s in the l a s t p r e v i o u s s u r v e y f o r
o c c u p a t i o n s r e p o r t e d in th at e a r l i e r s tu dy. P e r s o n a l v i s i t s w e r e m a d e
to n o n r e s p o n d e n t s a n d to t h o s e r e s p o n d e n t s r e p o r t i n g u n u s u a l c h a n g e s
s i n c e the p r e v i o u s s u r v e y .
In e a c h a r e a , d a t a a r e o b t a i n e d f r o m r e p r e s e n t a t i v e e s t a b ­
lis h m e n t s w ith in s ix b r o a d in d u st ry d iv is io n s : M an u factu rin g ; t r a n s ­
p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n i c a t i o n , a nd o t h e r p u b l i c u t i l i t i e s ; w h o l e s a l e t r a d e ;
r e t a i l t r a d e ; f i n a n c e , i n 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 j o r
in d u st ry g r o u p s e x c lu d e d f r o m th ese studies a re g o v e r n m e n t o p e r a ­
t i o n s a nd the c o n s t r u c t i o n a nd e x t r a c t i v e i n d u s t r i e s . E s t a b l i s h m e n t s
h a v i n g f e w e r th a n a p r e s c r i b e d n u m b e r o f w o r k e r s a r e o m i t t e d b e c a u s e
t h e y t e n d t o f u r n i s h i n s u f f i c i e n t e m p l o y m e n t in the o c c u p a t i o n s s t u d i e d
to w a r r a n t i n c l u s i o n . S e p a r a t e t a b u l a t i o n s a r e p r o v i d e d f o r e a c h o f the
b r o a d in d u stry d iv is io n s w h ich m e e t pu blica tion c r it e r ia .

The a v e ra g e s p r e se n te d r e f le c t co m p o s ite , a rea w ide e s ti­
m ates.
I n d u s t r i e s a nd e s t a b l i s h m e n t s d i f f e r in p a y l e v e l and j o b
s t a f f i n g a nd , t h u s , c o n t r i b u t e d i f f e r e n t l y to the e s t i m a t e s f o r e a c h j o b .
T h e p a y r e l a t i o n s h i p o b t a i n a b l e f r o m the a v e r a g e s m a y f a i l to r e f l e c t
a c c u r a t e l y the w a g e s p r e a d o r d i f f e r e n t i a l m a i n t a i n e d a m o n g j o b s in
i n d i v i d u a l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s . S i m i l a r l y , d i f f e r e n c e s in a v e r a g e p a y l e v e l s
f o r m e n a n d w o m e n in a n y o f the s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s s h o u ld n ot b e
a s s u m e d to r e f l e c t d i f f e r e n c e s in p a y t r e a t m e n t o f the s e x e s w it h in
in divid u a l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s . O ther p o s s i b l e f a c t o r s w h ich m a y c o n t r i b ­
ute to d i f f e r e n c e s in p a y f o r m e n a nd w o m e n i n c l u d e : D i f f e r e n c e s in
p r o g r e s s i o n w i t h i n e s t a b l i s h e d r a t e r a n g e s , s i n c e o n l y the a c t u a l r a t e s
p a i d i n c u m b e n t s a r e c o l l e c t e d ; a nd d i f f e r e n c e s in s p e c i f i c d u t ie s p e r ­
f o r m e d , a l t h o u g h the w o r k e r s a r e c l a s s i f i e d a p p r o p r i a t e l y w ith in the
s a m e s u r v e y j o b d e s c r i p t i o n . J o b d e s c r i p t i o n s u s e d in c l a s s i f y i n g e m ­
p l o y e e s in t h e s e s u r v e y s a r e u s u a l l y m o r e g e n e r a l i z e d th an t h o s e u s e d
in i n d i v i d u a l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s a nd a l l o w f o r m i n o r d i f f e r e n c e s a m o n g
e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in the s p e c i f i c d u t i e s p e r f o r m e d .

T h e s e s u r v e y s a r e c o n d u c t e d on a s a m p l e b a s i s b e c a u s e o f
the u n n e c e s s a r y c o s t i n v o l v e d in s u r v e y i n g a ll e s t a b l i s h m e n t s .
To
o b t a i n o p t i m u m a c c u r a c y at m i n i m u m c o s t , a g r e a t e r p r o p o r t i o n o f
l a r g e th a n o f s m a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s is s t u d ie d . In c o m b i n i n g the d a t a ,
h o w e v e r , all e s t a b lis h m e n t s a r e given their a p p ro p ria t e w eigh t. E s ­
t i m a t e s b a s e d o n the e s t a b l i s h m e n t s s t u d i e d a r e p r e s e n t e d , t h e r e f o r e ,
a s r e l a t i n g to a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in the i n d u s t r y g r o u p i n g and a r e a ,
e x c e p t f o r t h o s e b e l o w the m i n i m u m s i z e s tu d ie d .
O ccupations

O c c u p a t i o n a l e m p l o y m e n t e s t i m a t e s r e p r e s e n t the to t a l in a ll
e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w it h i n the s c o p e o f the s tu d y and n ot the n u m b e r a c ­
tu ally s u r v e y e d .
B e c a u s e o f d i f f e r e n c e s in o c c u p a t i o n a l s t r u c t u r e
a m o n g e s t a b l i s h m e n t s , the e s t i m a t e s o f o c c u p a t i o n a l e m p l o y m e n t o b ­
t a i n e d f r o m the s a m p l e o f e s t a b l i s h m e n t s s t u d i e d s e r v e o n l y to i n d i c a t e
the r e l a t i v e i m p o r t a n c e o f the j o b s s t u d i e d . T h e s e d i f f e r e n c e s in o c c u ­
p a t i o n a l s t r u c t u r e d o n ot a f f e c t m a t e r i a l l y the a c c u r a c y o f the e a r n ­
in g s da ta .

a nd E a r n i n g s

T h e o c c u p a t i o n s s e l e c t e d f o r s tu d y a r e c o m m o n to a v a r i e t y o f
m a n u f a c t u r i n g a n d n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g i n d u s t r i e s , and a r e o f the f o l l o w ­
in g t y p e s : ( l ) O f f i c e c l e r i c a l ; (Z) p r o f e s s i o n a l and t e c h n i c a l ; (3) m a i n ­
t e n a n c e a nd p o w e r p l a n t ; a n d (4) c u s t o d i a l and m a t e r i a l m o v e m e n t . O c ­
c u p a t i o n a l c l a s s i f i c a t i o n is b a s e d o n a u n i f o r m s e t o f j o b d e s c r i p t i o n s
d e s i g n e d to ta k e a c c o u n t o f i n t e r e s t a b l i s h m e n t v a r i a t i o n in d u t i e s w it h in
the s a m e j o b . T h e o c c u p a t i o n s s e l e c t e d f o r s tu d y a r e l i s t e d a nd d e ­
s c r i b e d in the a p p e n d i x . T h e e a r n i n g s da ta f o l l o w i n g the j o b t i t l e s a r e
f o r a l l i n d u s t r i e s c o m b i n e d . E a r n i n g s data f o r s o m e o f the o c c u p a t i o n s
l i s t e d a nd d e s c r i b e d , o r f o r s o m e i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s w it h in o c c u p a t i o n s ,
a r e n o t p r e s e n t e d in th e A - s e r i e s t a b l e s b e c a u s e e i t h e r (1) e m p l o y ­
m e n t in the o c c u p a t i o n is t o o s m a l l to p r o v i d e e n o u g h da ta to m e r i t
p r e s e n t a t i o n , o r (Z) 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 i n d i v i d u a l e s ­
t a b lis h m e n t data.




E stablish m en t P r a c t ic e s

a nd S u p p l e m e n t a r y W a g e

P ro visio n s

T a b u la tio n s on s e l e c t e d e s ta b lis h m e n t p r a c t i c e s and s u p p le ­
m e n t a r y w a g e p r o v i s i o n s ( B - s e r i e s t a b l e s ) a r e not p r e s e n t e d in th is
b ulletin .
I n f o r m a t i o n f o r t h e s e t a b u l a t i o n s is c o l l e c t e d b i e n n i a l l y .
T h e s e tabulations on m in im u m e n tra n ce s a la r ie s fo r in e x p e r ie n c e d
w o m e n o f f i c e w o r k e r s ; s h if t d i f f e r e n t i a l s ; s c h e d u l e d w e e k l y h o u r s ; p a id
h o l i d a y s ; p a i d v a c a t i o n s ; a nd h e a l t h , i n s u r a n c e , a nd p e n s i o n p la n s a r e
p r e s e n t e d (in the B - s e r i e s t a b l e s ) in p r e v i o u s b u l l e t i n s f o r th is a r e a .

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T a b le 1.

E s ta b lis h m e n ts and W o r k e r s W ith in S co p e o f S u rv ey and N u m b e r Stu died in D av en p ort—R o c k Isla n ck -M olin e, Iow a —
111. , 1
b y M a jo r I n d u s try D iv is io n , 2 O c t o b e r 1967

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c o m m u n ic a t io n , and
o t h e r p u b lic u t ilit ie s 5 ______________________
W h o le s a le tr a d e 6 ______________________________ _
R e ta il t r a d e 6____________________________________
F in a n c e , in s u r a n c e , and r e a l e sta te 6 ---------S e r v i c e s 6 7 _____________________________________

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1 T h e D a v en p ort—R o c k Isla n d —M o lin e S ta n d a rd M e t r o p o lit a n S t a tis t ic a l A r e a , a s d e fin e d b y the B u rea u o f the B u d get th ro u g h A p r i l 1 96 7, c o n ­
s i s t s o f S co tt C ou n ty , I o w a , and H en ry and 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 ith in s c o p e o f stu d y " e s t im a t e s show n in 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 o n o f the s iz e and c o m p o s i t i o n o f the la b o r f o r c e in c lu d e d in the s u r v e y . T he e s t im a t e s a r e not in te n d e d , h o w e v e r , to
s e r v e a s a b a s is o f c o m p a r is o n w ith o t h e r e m p lo y m e n t in d e x e s f o r the a r e a to m e a s u r e e m p lo y m e n t tr e n d s o r le v e l s s in c e ( l ) 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 the u s e o f e s t a b lis h m e n t data c o m p il e d c o n s id e r a b l y in a d v a n c e o f the p a y r o l l p e r io d stu d ie d , and (2) s m a ll e s t a b lis h m e n t s a r e e x c lu d e d
f r o m the s c o p e o f the s u r v e y .
2 T he 1967 e d itio n o f the S ta n d a rd In d u s t r ia l C l a s s if ic a t i o n M a nua l w a s u s e d in c la s s ify in g e s ta b lis h m e n ts b y in d u str y d i v is i o n .
3 I n clu d e s a ll e s t a b lis h m e n t s w ith to ta l e m p lo y m e n t at o r a b o v e th e m in im u m lim it a t io n .
A ll o u tle ts (w ith in the a r e a ) o f c o m p a n ie s in su ch
in d u s t r ie s a s t r a d e , fin a n c e , auto 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 th e a t e r s a r e c o n s id e r e d as 1 e s ta b lis h m e n t.
4 I n c lu d e s a ll w o r k e r s in a ll e s t a b lis h m e n t s w ith to t a l e m p lo y m e n t (w ith in the a r e a ) at o r a b ov e the m in im u m li m it a t io n .
5 T a x ic a b s and s e r v i c e s in c id e n t a l to 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 .
6 T h is in d u s t r y d iv is io n is r e p r e s e n t e d in e s t im a t e s f o r " a ll in d u s t r ie s " and " n o n m a n u fa ctu rin g " in the S e r ie s A t a b le s . S e p a ra te p r e s e n t a t io n
o f data f o r th is d iv is io n is n ot m a d e f o r on e o r m o r e o f the fo llo w in g r e a s o n s : (1) E m p lo y m e n t in the d iv is io n is to o s m a ll to p r o v id e en ou g h data
to m e r i t s e p a r a t e stu d y, (2) the s a m p le w a s not d e s ig n e d in it ia lly to p e r m it 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 in s u ffic ie n t o r in a d e q u a te to p e r ­
m it s e p a r a t e p r e s e n t a t io n , and (4) t h e r e is p o s s ib i li 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 data.
'
H o t e ls and m o t e ls ; la u n d r ie s and o t h e r 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 to m o b ile r e p a i r , r e n ta l, and p a rk in g ; m o t io n p i c t u r e s ; n o n ­
p r o fit m e m b e r s h ip o r g a n iz a t io n s (e x c lu d in g r e l ig i o u s and c h a r it a b le o r g a n iz a t io n s ); and e n g in e e r in g and a r c h it e c t u r a l s e r v i c e s .

A lm o s t t h r e e - fo u r t h s o f the w o r k e r s w ith in s c o p e o f the s u r v e y in the 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 ctu rin g f i r m s .
The fo llo w in g ta b le p r e ­
se n ts the m a jo r in d u s tr y g r o u p s and s p e c i f i c in d u s t r ie s a s a p e r c e n t o f a ll m a n u fa ctu rin g :
In d u s try g r o u p 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 ) ________________________ 55
P r i m a r y m e t a l s ___________________ 15
F o o d p r o d u c t s ____________________
9

S p e c if ic in d u s t r ie s
F a r m m a c h in e r y and
e q u ip m e n t __________________________43
R o llin g , d r a w in g , and ex tru d in g
o f n o n fe r r o u s m e t a l s ____________
9
I r o n and s t e e l f o u n d r i e s ___________ 6

T h is in fo r m a t io n is b a s e d on e s t im a t e s o f to ta l e m p lo y m e n t d e r iv e d f r o m u n iv e r s e
m a t e r ia ls c o m p ile d p r i o r to a c t u a l s u r v e y .
P r o p o r t io n s in v a r io u s in d u s tr y d iv is io 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 on the r e s u lt s o f the s u r v e y a s show n in ta b le 1 a b o v e .

3

Wage Trends for Selected Occupational Groups
P r e s e n t e d in t a b le 2 a r e in d e x e s and p e r c e n t a g e s o f ch a nge
i n a v e r a g e s a l a r i e s o f o f f i c e c l e r i c a l w o r k e r s and i n d u s t r i a l n u r s e s ,
a n d in a v e r a g e e a r n i n g s o f s e l e c t e d p la n t w o r k e r g r o u p s . T h e i n d e x e s
a r e a m e a s u r e o f w a g e s at a g i v e n t i m e , e x p r e s s e d a s a p e r c e n t o f
w a g e s d u r i n g th e b a s e p e r i o d ( d a t e o f th e a r e a s u r v e y c o n d u c t e d
b e t w e e n J u l y I 9 6 0 a n d J u n e 1 9 6 1).
S u b t r a c t i n g 100 f r o m th e i n d e x
y i e l d s th e p e r c e n t a g e c h a n g e in w a g e s f r o m th e b a s e p e r i o d t o th e
d a t e o f th e i n d e x .
T h e p e r c e n t a g e s o f c h a n g e o r i n c r e a s e r e l a t e to
wage
ch a n g es b e tw e e n th e in d ica ted d a tes.
T hese estim ates are
m e a s u r e s o f c h a n g e i n a v e r a g e s f o r th e a r e a ; t h e y a r e n o t i n t e n d e d
t o m e a s u r e a v e r a g e p a y c h a n g e s i n th e e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in th e a r e a .

in th e o c c u p a t i o n a l g r o u p . T h e s e c o n s t a n t w e i g h t s r e f l e c t b a s e y e a r
em p loym en ts w h e r e v e r p o s s ib le .
The a v e r a g e (m ean) earn ings fo r
e a c h o c c u p a t i o n w e r e m u l t i p l i e d b y th e o c c u p a t i o n a l w e ig h t , a nd th e
p r o d u c t s f o r a l l o c c u p a t i o n s i n th e g r o u p w e r e t o t a l e d . T h e a g g r e g a t e s
for

2 con secu tiv e y e a r s w e r e

rela ted

by

dividing

th e

aggregate for

th e l a t e r y e a r b y the a g g r e g a t e f o r th e e a r l i e r y e a r .
Th e resultant
r e l a t i v e , l e s s 100 p e r c e n t , s h o w s th e p e r c e n t a g e c h a n g e . T h e i n d e x
i s th e p r o d u c t o f m u l t i p l y i n g th e b a s e y e a r r e l a t i v e (1 0 0 ) b y th e r e l a t i v e
f o r th e n e x t s u c c e e d i n g y e a r a n d c o n t i n u i n g to m u l t i p l y ( c o m p o u n d )
e a c h y e a r ’ s r e l a t i v e b y th e p r e v i o u s y e a r ’ s i n d e x .
A v e r a g e earn ings
f o r t h e f o l l o w i n g o c c u p a t i o n s w e r e u s e d in c o m p u t i n g th e w a g e t r e n d s :

M eth od o f C om putin g
E a c h o f th e s e l e c t e d k e y o c c u p a t i o n s w i t h i n a n o c c u p a t i o n a l
g r o u p w a s a s s i g n e d a w e i g h t b a s e d o n it s p r o p o r t i o n a t e e m p l o y m e n t

Table 2.

Skilled maintenance (men):
Carpenters
Electricians
Machinists
Mechanics
Mechanics (automotive)
Painters
Pipefitters
T ool and die makers

O ffice clerical (men and women)—
Continued
Secretaries
Stenographers, general
Stenographers, senior
Switchboard operators, classes
A and B
Tabulating-machine operators,
class B
Typists, classes A and B

O ffice clerica l (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
O ffice boys and girls

Unskilled plant (men):
Janitors, porters, and cleaners
Laborers, material handling

Industrial nurses (men and women):
Nurses, industrial (registered)

Indexes of Standard Weekly Salaries and Straight-Time Hourly Earnings for Selected Occupational Groups in Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Io w a -Ill.,
October 1967 and October 1966, and Percents o f Change ^ for Selected Periods
Indexes
(October 1960=100)

Industry and occupational group
October 1967

October 1966

Percents of change*
October 1966
to
October 1967

October 1965
to
October 1966

October 1964
to
October 1965

October 1963
to
October 1964

October 1962
to
October 1963

October 1961
to
October 1962

October 1960
to
October 1961

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

125.6
123.6
123.1
126.0

121.8
118. 1
119.3
119.9

3 .2
4 .7
3.1
5 .0

5 .9
3. 1
4 .4
3 .9

4 .4
3 .2
3.7
3 .5

1.5
2 -.5
.6
2 .7

2.4
3.3
2.9
4 .3

2 .2
1.4
2.7
2 .6

3 .6
6 .5
3 .6
1.5

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

123.7
123.6
122.4
125.2

119.8
118. 1
119.0
120.3

3 .3
4.7
2.8
4.1

4 .0
3. 1
4 .4
3 .9

3 .3
3 .2
3 .6
2 .9

2 1* 8
^— 5
w
.5
2.4

2.8
3.3
2.8
4 .0

1.4
1.4
2 .6
1.8

5 .2
6. 5
3.7
3 .7

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




4
F o r o f f i c e c l e r i c a l w o r k e r s a nd i n d u s t r i a l n u r s e s , th e w a g e
t r e n d s r e l a t e to r e g u l a r w e e k l y s a l a r i e s f o r the n o r m a l w o r k w e e k ,
e x clu s iv e of earn ings fo r o v e r t im e .
F o r p la n t w o r k e r g r o u p s , th e y
m e a s u r e c h a n g e s in a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s , e x c l u d i n g
p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k o n w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , and
la te s h i f t s . T h e p e r c e n t a g e s a r e b a s e d o n d a t a f o r s e l e c t e d k e y o c c u ­
p a t i o n s a nd i n c l u d e m o s t o f the n u m e r i c a l l y i m p o r t a n t j o b s w it h in
each group.
L im itations

C h a n g e s in the l a b o r f o r c e c a n c a u s e i n c r e a s e s o r d e c r e a s e s in the
o c c u p a t i o n a l a v e r a g e s w it h o u t a c t u a l w a g e c h a n g e s . It is c o n c e i v a b l e
th at e v e n th o u gh a ll e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in an a r e a g a v e w a g e i n c r e a s e s ,
a v e r a g e w a g e s m a y have d e c lin e d b e c a u s e l o w e r - p a y i n g e s ta b lis h m e n ts
e n t e r e d the a r e a o r e x p a n d e d t h e i r w o r k f o r c e s .
S im ila rly , w ages
m a y h a v e r e m a i n e d r e l a t i v e l y c o n s t a n t , y e t the a v e r a g e s f o r an a r e a
m a y have r is e n c o n s i d e r a b ly b e c a u s e h ig h e r - p a y in g e s ta b lis h m e n ts
e n t e r e d the a r e a .

o f D a ta

T h e i n d e x e s a nd p e r c e n t a g e s o f c h a n g e , as m e a s u r e s o f
c h a n g e in a r e a a v e r a g e s , a r e i n f l u e n c e d b y :
(1) g e n e r a l s a l a r y and
w a g e c h a n g e s , (2) m e r i t o r o t h e r i n c r e a s e s in p a y r e c e i v e d b y i n d i ­
v i d u a l w o r k e r s w h i l e in the s a m e j o b , and (3) c h a n g e s in a v e r a g e
w a g e s du e to c h a n g e s in the l a b o r f o r c e r e s u l t i n g f r o m l a b o r t u r n ­
o v e r , f o r c e e x p a n s i o n s , f o r c e r e d u c t i o n s , a nd c h a n g e s in the p r o p o r ­
ti o n s o f w o r k e r s e m p l o y e d b y e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w i t h d i f f e r e n t p a y l e v e l s .




T h e u s e o f c o n s t a n t e m p l o y m e n t w e i g h t s e l i m i n a t e s the e f f e c t
o f c h a n g e s in the p r o p o r t i o n o f w o r k e r s r e p r e s e n t e d in e a c h j o b i n ­
c l u d e d in the da ta .
The p e r ce n ta g e s of change r e f le c t on ly changes
in a v e r a g e p a y f o r s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r s .
T h e y a r e not in flu e n c e d b y
c h a n g e s in s t a n d a r d w o r k s c h e d u l e s , a s s u c h , o r b y p r e m i u m p a y
f o r o v e r t i m e . W h e re n e c e s s a r y , data w e r e a d ju s te d to r e m o v e f r o m
the i n d e x e s and p e r c e n t a g e s o f c h a n g e a n y s i g n i f i c a n t e f f e c t c a u s e d
b y c h a n g e s in the s c o p e o f the s u r v e y .

D a ta p r e s e n t e d in t a b l e 2 a n d a ll A - s e r i e s
t a b l e s r e f l e c t p a y r a t e s in e f f e c t O c t o b e r 31, 1 9 6 7.
L a b o r - m a n a g e m e n t c o n t r a c t s r e p r e s e n t i n g tw o l a r g e
m a n u f a c t u r i n g c o m p a n i e s w e r e in n e g o t i a t i o n s w e l l b e ­
y o n d th at d a t e and , c o n s e q u e n t l y , t h e s e s e t t l e m e n t s
a r e n o t r e f l e c t e d in the da t a .

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A. Occupational Earnings
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t -t im e w e e k ly h o u r s and e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ie d on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u stry d iv is io n , D a v en p ort—R o c k Isla n d — o lin e , Iow a —
M
111,, O c t o b e r 1967)
N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g s t r a i g h t - t im e w e e k ly e a r n in g s o f —

S ex , o c c u p a t io n , and in d u s tr y d i v is i o n

Number Average
weekly
of
hours1
workers (standard) Mean2 Median 2

$

i

Middle range 2

55
U n d er 50
an d
$
under
50
55
60

t

60

i

65

$

70

$

75

$

80

*

85

$

90

$

95

$

100

$

105

S

110

i

115

1

120

S

125

(

130

$

140

S

150

S

160
and
160 o v e r

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

130

140

150

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2
2
7
5

1
1
5
5

5
5

10
9
_

7
4
16
15

7
4

25
22
2
~

13
12
_
~

1
1

13
10

18
16
2

1
1

_

_

l
1

2
1

3
2

6
6

2
2

2
2

_

4
4

5
3

2
2

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

13
11
2
2
4
4
-

7
7
-

-

6
6
1
1
_
-

2
2
_
_
-

7
6
1

15
9
6

-

MEN

89
76

$
1 3 5 .0 0
1 3 5 .0 0
1 1 9 .5 0
1 1 9 .0 0

$
1 3 7 .0 0
1 3 8 .0 0
1 2 2 .5 0
1 2 2 .0 0

$
$
1 2 3 .0 0 - 1 4 7 .5 0
1 2 3 .0 0 - 1 4 8 .0 0
1 1 0 .5 0 - 1 2 7 .0 0
1 1 0 .5 0 - 1 2 6 .0 0

CLERKS, ORDER -----------------NO NM AN U F A C T U R I N G ----------

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
54 4 0 .0
41 4 0 .0

TA BU L A T I N G - M A C H I N E OPERATORS,
CLASS A -----------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------- -------

17
15

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

TA BU LA T I N G - M A C H I N E OPERATORS,
CLASS B -----------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G --------------

24
19

BILLERS, MA CHINE (BILLING
MACHINE) ------------------------------

27

4 0 .0

BO OK KE EP I N G - M A C H I N E OPERATORS,
CLASS B ------------------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NO N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A -------MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------N O N M A N UF AC TU RI NG ----------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3---------------

47
25
22
135
65
70
17

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B -------MANU FA CT UR IN G --------------------N O NM AN UF AC TU RI NG -----------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3---------------

304
134
170
37

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

-

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

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A MANU FA CT UR IN G --------------

-

-

1

~

”

~

_

_

_

_

~

“
2

_

6

4
2
2
_
-

45
20
25
4

49
20
29
2
15
2
13
3
3
4
5
4
1
1
1
17
2
15

~

~

_

_

_

1
1

_

2
l

8
8

2

_

3

24
9
15
_
-

~

7
5

4

8

1
-

1
1

WOME N

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS B --------------MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------CLERKS, FILE, CLASS C --------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------CLERKS, ORDER ------------------------CLERKS, PAYROLL ---------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------KEYP UN CH OP ERATORS, CLASS A -------MANU FA CT UR IN G --------------------N O N M AN UF AC TU RI NG -----------------KEYP UN CH OPERATORS, CLASS B -------MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG -----------------S ee fo o t n o t e s at en d o f t a b le .




58
17
41
53
47
21
94
65
29
155
135
20
138
66
72

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

7 3 .5 0 - 1 1 2 .0 0

-

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

_
_
~
_
-

.
-

_
_

_
-

-

9 2 .5 0 1 0 5 .0 0
7 6 .0 0
7 9 .5 0
7 2 .0 0
1 1 4 .5 0
1 2 6 .0 0
1 0 4 .0 0
1 1 6 .0 0
8 4 .0 0
8 8 .5 0
8 0 .0 0
9 0 .5 0
7 6 .0 0
8 2 .0 0
7 3 .0 0
6 6 .5 0
6 7 .0 0
8 5 .0 0
1 0 2 .5 0
1 0 4 .5 0
9 8 .5 0
1 0 6 .5 0
1 0 7 .5 0
1 0 0 .5 0
8 2 .5 0
8 5 .5 0
8 0 .5 0

_

-

-

3
5
2
3
27
7
20
19
3
16

5
4

4
3
1
_
13
1
12
1
_
23
23

_
_
-

_
-

11
5
6

2
2
2
-

_

_

_

_

_

_
-

-

_

_
7
1
6
"
_
-

-

-

-

12
4
8

12
7

~
15
8
7

11
4
7
6
6
3
7
6
1
_

16
7
9

3
3
11
11
2
45
20
25
7
6
2
4
1
1
3
14
9
5
1
1
26
13
13

.

"
4
4
2
33
22
11
"
1
1
"
3
3
4
3
3
5
5
8
2
6

2
1
1

-

_
-

2
2

3
3

11
3
8

16
7
9

14
3
11

4
1
3

18
8
10
5

18
2
16
8
_
-

14
7
7
1
2
2

5
2
3
14
9
5
5

1
7
5
2
25
18
7
6
5
1

3
3
2
1
17
13
4
14
8
6

3
2
1

4
3
l
14
12
2
17
13
4

1
1

2
2
32
28
4
6
4
2

9
5
4
4
_
-

_

-

37
35
2
1
1

.

_

-

.
-

9
6
3
2
4
4
-

7
4
3

26
13
13
9

1
1
-

2
2
_
-

-

1
4
3
l
13
13
_
-

_
-

3
3
9
9
_

-

4
4
*
1
1
_

-

_

_

_

-

-

_

_

-

-

_
-

_

3
2
1

_

_

-

*
_

-

-

_

-

6

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 r s and e a r n in g s fo r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u s tr y d iv is io n , D a v en p ort—R o c k Isla n d r-M olin e, Iow a—
111. , O c t o b e r 1967)

S ex , o c c u p a t io n , and in d u str y d iv is io n

Number Average
weekly
of
hours1
woikers (standard) Mean1* Median 2
24

$

Middle range 2

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

$

55
TTnder 50
U J
$
an d
q
under
55
60
5

$

60

$

65

$

70

$

75

$

80

$

85

$

90

$

95

S

100

$

105

$

110

*

115

$

120

1

125

$

130

t

140

$

*

160
and
160 o v e r
150

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

130

140

150

6
5
1

10
5
5

13
6
7

5
1
4

3
1
2

8
1
7

8
7

3
3

-

-

2
2

1
1

-

1
1

-

-

-

-

-

_
-

_
-

-

-

1
1
-

11

-

6
6

16
6
10
“

20
5
15
3

23
14
9
-

17
5
12
5

20
8
12
4

36
25
11
2

52
35
17
6
5

64
52
12
9

6
6

_
-

4
4

2

2
2
1
1
28
9
19
2

5
5
3
1
2

5
5

-

3
2
1
6
2
4
3
2
1
42
29
13
3
7
1
6

4
2
2
21
18
3
1
9
8
1
5
1

8
4
4
36
27
9
5

43
36
7
5
7
6
1

38
33
5
2
2
17
15
2
18
17
1
1
1

26
24
2
1
1
24
23
1
1
1

10
9
1
9
8
1
1
1

-

_
-

-

-

-

3
3
4

40

1

-

-

-

3
3
“
1

_
-

-

49
38
11
3
3
3
2
1
39
32
7
3
4
2
2
4
3
1
13
7
6
4

41
35
6
2
7

_
-

30
24
6
“
1
4
3
1
13
11
2
~
12
9
3
21
17

WOMEN - CO NTINUED
OFFICE GIRLS -------------------------MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NONMANUF AC TU RI NG -----------------

60
33
27

S E C R E T A R I E S 4--------------------------MA NUFACTURING --------------------NONM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3---------------

460
313
147
37

SECRETARIES, CLASS A -------------SECRETARIES, CLASS B -------------MANUFA CT UR IN G ---------------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------SECRETARIES, CLASS C -------------MA NUFACTURING --------------------NONM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3--------------SECRETARIES. CLASS D -------------MA NUFACTURING --------------------NONMANUF AC TU RI NG ----------------STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL -------------MA NUFACTURING --------------------NONMANUF AC TU RI NG ----------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3--------------STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR --------------MA NUFACTURING --------------------NONMANUF AC TU RI NG -----------------

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS B ---NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------SWITCHBOARD O P ER AT OR -R EC EP TI ON IS TS MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NONMANUF AC TU RI NG ----------------TR AN SC RI BI NG -M AC HI NE OPERATORS,
GENERAL -------------------------------

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

216
169
47
19
84
55
29
283
176
107
30
133
66
67

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

20
31
27
74
35
39

TYPISTS, CLASS A --------------------MA NUFACTURING --------------------NONMANUF AC TU RI NG -----------------

23
196
139
57

TYPISTS, CLASS B --------------------MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG -----------------

339
194
145

<4-

CLASS A ----

21
115
75
40

o
o

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS,

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

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

$
7 5 .5 0
7 8 .0 0
7 2 .5 0
1 1 9 .0 0
1 2 5 .5 0
1 0 6 .0 0
1 1 8 .0 0
1 2 7 .5 0
1 2 9 .0 0
1 3 9 .5 0
1 0 9 .5 0
1 2 2 .5 0
1 2 5 .0 0
1 1 3 .5 0
1 2 0 .5 0
1 0 4 .5 0
1 0 8 .0 0
9 8 .5 0
9 0 .5 0
9 4 .0 0
8 5 .0 0
9 7 .5 0
1 1 2 .5 0
1 1 6 .0 0
1 0 9 .5 0
1 0 9 .0 0
6 8 .5 0
6 9 .0 0
8 0 .0 0
8 5 .0 0
7 6 .0 0

$
7 1 .5 0
7 5 .0 0
7 1 .0 0
1 2 0 .0 0
1 2 4 .5 0
1 0 4 .0 0
1 2 5 .0 0
1 2 5 .0 0
1 3 6 .5 0
1 4 5 .5 0
1 1 1 .0 0

$
$
6 4 .5 0 - 8 5 .5 0
6 3 .5 0 - 8 9 .5 0
6 5 .5 0 - 8 1 .5 0
1 0 5 .0 0 - 1 3 5 .0 0
1 1 3 .5 0 - 1 3 8 .0 0
8 8 .0 0 - 1 2 5 .5 0
1 0 2 .0 0 - 1 3 4 .5 0
1 2 1 .0 0 - 1 3 2 .5 0

-

-

-

_

-

-

-

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

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

-

_
-

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

_
-

-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_

1 2 3 .0 0
1 2 4 .5 0
1 1 8 .0 0
1 2 6 .0 0

3 9 .0 8 0 .5 0 8 3 .5 0
3 9 .5 1 0 0 .5 0 1 0 1 .0 0
4 0 .0 1 0 6 .5 0 1 0 6 .0 0
3 8 .5 8 6 .0 0 8 2 .0 0
3 9 .5 8 0 .5 0 7 8 .0 0
4 0 .0 8 5 .5 0 8 6 .0 0
3 9 .5 7 3 .5 0 6 9 .0 0

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

-

-

-

-

*

-

-

4
4
_
“
_
_
-

2
2

2
1
_

-

-

-

_
-

_
-

_

-

1
1

1

7
6
14
1
13

2
5
5
9
6
3

1
1
10
6

2
20

-

-

6
3
3

1

1

1

-

_
-

_
-

_
-

12

28
6
22

60
12
48

-

1
1
38
22
16
2

16
1
15
-

”

12

-

-

5
3
2
-

-

-

11
-

-

20
51
38
13

-

-

1

1
1
11
5
6
12
8

4

2
13
3
10

2
1

1
7
7

4

12
5
7

11
7

3
6
6
34
23
11

6
8
8
18
13
5

6
5
5
34
24
10

4

-

9
3
6

2
12
8
4

3
1
2
2

8
2
6

2
7
2
5
4
7
6
1
24
21
3
~
11
8
3

1

1

3
3

3
1
2

1

-

1
1

1
1

3
3

_
-

_
-

-

-

-

1
23
19
4

2
33
31
2
25
24
1

18
14
4
20
12
8

28
25
3
10
10

32
28
4
5
4
1

10
9
1

12
12

1
1

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

-

_
-

14
8
6
27
14
13
7

-

42
28
14

3
2
1
"
6
3
3
30
23
7
5

l

4

“
7
4
3
3

-

22
19
3
l
5
3
2
27
21
6
5
18
14
4

4
4

3
3
“
4

4
-

“
20
20

6
-

6

“
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1 S ta n da rd h o u r s r e f le c t the w o r k w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p lo y e e s r e c e iv e t h e ir r e g u la r s t r a ig h t - t im e s a la r i e s (e x c l u s i v e o f pay f o r o v e r t im e at r e g u la r a n d / o r p r e m iu m r a t e s ) , and the e a r n in g s c o r r e s p o n d
to th e s e w e e k ly h o u r s .
2 T h e m e a n is co m p u te d fo r e a ch jo b b y t o ta lin g the e a rn in g s o f a ll w o r k e r s and d iv id in g b y the n u m b e r o f w o r k e r s .
T h e m e d ia n d e s ig n a t e s p o s it i o n — h a lf o f th e e m p lo y e e s s u r v e y e d r e c e i v e m o r e
than the ra te sh ow n ; h a lf r e c e iv e l e s s than the ra te sh ow n .
T h e m id d le ra n g e is d e fin e d b y 2 r a t e s o f p a y ; a fo u r th o f the w o r k e r s e a r n l e s s than th e l o w e r o f t h e s e r a t e s and a fo u r t h e a r n m o r e than
the h ig h e r ra te .
2 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 il it i e s .
4 M a y in c lu d e w o r k e r s o t h e r than th o s e p r e s e n t e d s e p a r a t e ly .




7

Table A-2. Professional and Technical Occupations—Men and Women
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t -t im e w e e k ly h o u r s and e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u stry d i v is i o n , D a v en p ort—R o c k Isla n d — o l in e , Iow a—
M
111, , O c t o b e r 1967)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)

S ex , o c c u p a t io n , and in d u s t r y d iv is io n

Number
of
workers

Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

M ean2

Median

2

$

M iddle range 2

80

$

85

$

and
u n d er

90

t

95

S

100

$

N u m b e r of w o rk e rs re c e iv in g s tr a ig h t- tim e w e e k ly e a rn in g s of$
*
t
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
t
110 115 120 125 130 135 140 145 150 155 160

105

$

165

$

170

$

175

$

180
and

85

90

1 3 5 .5 0 - 1 6 7 .5 0
1 3 5 .5 0 - 1 6 7 .5 0

-

-

-

_

5
5

5
5

_

_

95

105

110

115

-

100

-

5
5

120

125

130

135

140

145

150

155

160

165

170

175

180

over

4
4

10
9
6
6

15
15

15
15

9
9

9
8

3
3

2
2

9
8

6
5

6
6

11
11

4
4

5
5
15
15

_

-

1
1

_

10
6
1
1

1
1

4
4

10
10
1
1

10
10

6
6

1
1

3
3

4
4

MEN

$
$
4 0 .0 1 4 9 .5 0 1 4 5 .0 0
4 0 .0 1 4 9 .0 0 1 4 4 .5 0
4 0 .0 1 2 0 .5 0 1 1 8 .5 0
4 0 .0 1 1 9 .0 0 1 1 8 .0 0

$

$

DRAFTS ME N, CLAS S A ------------------M A N U F A CT UR IN G ---------------------

112
108

B --------------------------------------------------------------------C ---------------------------------------------------------------------

103
97
67
65

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

43

4 0 .0 1 2 2 .5 0 1 2 2 .5 0 1 1 4 .0 0 - 1 3 0 .0 0
4 0 .0 1 2 2 .5 0 1 2 2 .5 0 1 1 4 .0 0 - 1 3 0 .0 0

DR AF TS ME N, CLASS
M A NU FA CT UR IN G
DR AF TS ME N, CLAS S
M A NU FA CT UR IN G

12
12
14
14

14
14

10
10

3
10
8

2
2

3
3
14
14
7
7

2
2

4
4

2
2

4
4

5
5

4
4

8
8

4
4

4

_

~

_

“
3
3

1
*
-

-

-

-

-

-

_

-

-

-

"

-

-

“

~

WOMEN
NURSES, INDU ST RI AL (REGISTERED) -------M A NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------------------------------------

43

1 S ta n d a rd h o u r s r e f l e c t the w o r k w e e k f o r w h ich e m p lo y e e s
to t h e s e w e e k ly h o u r s .
2 F o r d e fin it io n o f t e r m s , s e e fo o t n o t e 2, ta b le A - l .




~

r e c e iv e t h e ir r e g u la r s t r a ig h t - t im e

_

~

1
1

s a la r i e s (e x c l u s i v e o f pay f o r o v e r t i m e at r e g u la r a n d / o r p r e m iu m

1
l

_

_

_

_

’

ra te s),

and the e a rn in g s c o r r e s p o n d

8

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 e e k ly h o u r s and e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u s tr y d iv is io n , D a v en p ort—R o c k Isla n d —M o lin e , I o w a - I l l . , O c t o b e r 1967)
Average
Number
of

O c c u p a t io n and in d u s tr y d iv is io n

O F F IC E

B O O K K E E P IN G -M A C H IN E

4 0 .0

ZZ

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C L E R K S * F I L E * CLASS
N O N M A N U FA CTURING

D

n
D

314
—
173
37

*

58
17
41

~

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MUM P A MU r A l 1 UK 1 Mb
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KEYPUNCH O P E R A T O R S ,

CLASS

7 6 .0 0
7 9 .5 0
7 2 .0 0
l —

Average

$

71
f 1
38
33

4 0 .0
3 9 .0

7 9 .0 0
7 4 .0 0

460
313
1 /1
f
37

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

1 1 9 .0 0
1 2 5 .5 0
1 0 6 .0 0
1 1 8 .0 0

71

3 9 .5

1 2 7 .5 0

In

1 2 9 .0 0
1 3 9 .5 0
1 0 9 .5 0

in

e
5

Number
of
workers

O c c u p a t io n a n d in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n

O F F IC E

5cU K c 1 AKl t o

’**

——

T-Q

40*0
3 9 .5
4 0 .0
38 5
4 0 .0
3 8 .0

1 3 1 .0 0

j

1 1 8 .0 0

S E C R E T A R IE S , CLA SS
u a m iic i m
n nr
P lA M U rA l 1iUK fi Mb
kinn nAM i r a 1 in i Kir
MUM u i m iUr A rl TiUK t Mb

B ----------------------------" ~
.. .
•

8 0 .5 0
9 0 .5 0

fC fn r T in ir f
r i iff
o t U K t I A K l t o t IL A o b
U A M lIC ftrT UK T M r
PiANUP A l 1 IlD 1 Mb

r
l

76 00
8 2 .0 0
7 3 .0 0

3 9 .0
3 8 .5

6 6 .5 0
6 7 .0 0

75
27
48

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

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

101
71
30

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

1 0 4 .0 0
1 0 6 .0 0
1 0 0 .0 0

155

4 0 .0

1 0 6 .5 0

ZO

■^o* 0
39.n

l'n n * ^
1 0 0 .5 0

B -----------------

138

3 9 .5

8 2 .5 0

"

72

39*5

L v K L 1A K l L u f

U L A jj

A

c 1

^

A
M
™

tic

1 L5

75

o

216
169

n
*e

4 0 .0

19

39*5
4 0 .0

1 2 2 . 50
1 2 5 .0 0
1 1 3 .5 0
1 2 0 .5 0

o4
55
29

39 • 5
4 0 .0
3 8 .5

1 0 4 .5 0
1 0 8 .0 0
9 8 . 50

STEN O G R A PH ER S* GENERAL ----------------------------M A N U F A C T U R IN G ---------— ------------------- --------NO NM ANUFACTURING - — --------------------------mUn i L tir U t i i It T t c c 2 — — ——
r i b
l ii 1 H
1 1 fco
—
———— ——
—

283
176
107
30

3 9 .5
4 0 .0
39. 0
4 0 .0

9 0 .5 0
9 4 . 00
8 5 . 00
9 7 .5 0

STEN O G R A PH ER S* S E N IO R — -------------------------M AN U FA C TU R IN G -------------------------------------------KinKiu A M i i cAi r T i i n r Mb * • *
/
nr
MUMMAMUi
l 1U K 1
• *• * “ *•

134
67

3 9 .5
40. 0

1 1 2 .5 0
1 1 6 .0 0

20

4 0 .0

1 0 9 .0 0

.

————

..........
KiriKiu a mi ic Ar 1U K t Mr
MUMMAMUr A l t u n I Mb • —
P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S 2----------------------------------r K c AK 1 C o
j tetr nfc T1A n t e r 9

r i io r
ILAr o

n
U

.
...
—
— — —... ——
M AN U FA C TU R IN G -------------- ----------------------------N O NM ANUFACTURING ------------------------------------

80*50

mwnru i
rAT KULL

SW ITCHBO ARD

O P E R A TO R S ,

CLASS

A ---------

SW ITCHBO ARD O P E R A TO R S , CLASS B --------NO NM ANUFACTURING ———— _ _________
_

1 S ta n da rd h o u r s r e f l e c t the w o r k w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p lo y e e s r e c e i v e t h e ir r e g u la r s t r a i g h t - t im e
c o r r e s p o n d to th e s e w e e k ly h o u r s .
2 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 ilit ie s .
3 M a y in c lu d e w o r k e r s o t h e r than th o s e p r e s e n t e d s e p a r a t e ly .




Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

C O N T IN U E D

$
9 2 .5 0

53
47

C —
— ——
—— —
- — ------------------- ---------

M A N U F A C T U R IN G — — ——
—— — — — —— —
—— —
NO N M A N U FA CTURING - — — -------— — —

UAkinc A l 1 i m f Kir
M A M U i A T T UK 1 Mb
KinMUAMiir A r 1 UK 1 i r
NUMPIAMUr A l r i m M MU

-

8 4 .5 0

0.

C L E R K S t ORDER
M A N U F A C T U R IN G ------ ------------------- ——
—— —
—
NO N M A N U FA CTURING
— -----------------—
n cni/r
L L C K n j•

39 5
4 0 .0

^

r tn N j
A r r m u iT r u r
Ui L e K»/c v ALbUUiNI iIMby n a oo
ULA c c
ii ami ir Ar
MANUP A l t UK i1 Mb
1 i i d Kir*
~
AIHMUA Ml 1C Ar*T! in i Kir'
MUIN nAliUr AL 1 U n T Mb
"
m m i Lvlr U T f 1 I T IClC 1 3
rU D
l l l 1 111 1 1 5 2
d

4 0 .0
3 9 .0

141
N inktlnK inr A /'T iim Mb
NUNMAMUP AC T UK I Mr
n ilO 1 r U 1 i T 1 I o
r U D lL T L IIT T IL 1 T I tCC 2

r i a «t
ILAob

O C C U P A T IO N S

Weekly
hours 1
(standard)

O C C U P A T IO N S

-

Weekly
hours 1
(standard)

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

C O N T IN U E D

c W ltln D n A o n n r o A T K o c U r 1 l h M c l c
^ u i T r u aU A K U U Dt cK A 1 Un o*.l\C r ctD T tU m v i d to u ANUPAl l i K M r
MftM iic A r nU n fIN b
KinKI A AKll ir ftP 1 llO | Kir
J
NUNMANUP A l T U K t Mb

A0* 0

T t

$

40*0

85*00
7 6 .0 0

20

2 n *0
4 0 .n

130 50
1 3 1 .5 0

T A B U L A T IN G -M A C H IN E O P E R A T O R S ,
C LASS B ——
———————————
— —————
M A N U F A C T U R IN G ———— —
— — — —

aI
i
3
Z3

39* 5
4 0 .0

1 1 h * 50
121•00

T R A N S C R IB IN G -M A C H IN E O P E R A T O R S ,
GENERAL — ———
—
—————
—— — ——— —
——

, a
Z3

3 9 .0

8 0 . 50

39

O PERATO RS*
47

m e
P lL tt

Number
of
workers

O c c u p a t io n a n d in d u s t r y d i v is i o n

O F F IC E

O C C U P A T IO N S

_
Z i

r i r n i/f
L lcK Isbf

Average

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard) (standard)
Weekly

31
27

3 9 .5
40. 0

6 8 .5 0
6 9 . 00

T A B U L A T IN G -M A C H IN E

OPERATORS,

u f tM iiC l r n o 1 n r
nAMUP AA r1 UK f N b

zz

—

TWP ITClT f f
IT O S S

r A c A
I L1A 5rS A —
AiAAme i r m n r Kir
PIANUP AC I UK i Mb

—— — —— —— —

Mflki k AMI IC Ar 1 U K 1 Kir
l
NLlNMANUP A l Tl ID T Mb

__ _ ______ —— ———
————— ____________ _

——
ill

T Y P IS T S » C LA S S B
M A N U F A C T U R IN G — ————— — —
—— ——
KinKiu a hinc a r 1U K t Kir*
N UNMAMUPAl t i m l Mb — ——
— ———— ——— ——

40*0

339
194
1 /. C
1*15

39. 5
4 0 .0

113
109

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

cn
nn

8 0 . 50
8 5 .5 0
7 3 .5 0

P R O F E S S IO N A L AND T E C H N IC A L
O C C U P A T IO N S
nn a r Tr
UK A P I u rk i 9
N

r i A rc
CLASS

M A N U F A C T U R IN G

a
A ————
— —
—— — —
—
--------------------------------------------

HRACT^MFM
PI
P
UK A r 1 o HC Mf I L A j j D
y AAll IC Ar 1 ID 1 Mr
MANUr At, TlUK T 1 1
, a

1 4 9 .5 0
1 4 9 .0 0

-*■
. ...

OT
97

C L A S S C --------------------------------------u a m i i c a l 1 i d r Mr
MANUP A t t iUK i Mb — ——— —— ——
— — ———— ——

(e x c lu s iv e o f pa y f o r o v e r t im e at r e g u l a r a n d /o r p r e m iu m

ra tes),

4 0 .0

1 1 9 .0 0

69
67

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 0 6 .5 0
1 0 6 .5 0

44

D R A FTS M E N ,

KIIIDCCC f I M U U o l K l A L l K C P T C T fcKfcUJ _ _ _
I Wni lCTO 1 Al
f Q t b l S 1 CO CT 1
>
MU KS cS
u
Ma m i i cr* rl t iUK 1M r — —— —
A M U A 1 i o i Mb
— — — —— —— — —
—

s a la r i e s

-*

1 HA

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 2 3 .0 0
1 2 3 .0 0

and the e a r n in g s

9
Table A-4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t -t im e h o u r ly e a r n in g s f o r m e n in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s s tu d ie d on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u str y d iv is io n , D a v e n p o rt—R o c k I s la n d r-M o lin e , Iow a —
111. , O c t o b e r 1967)

N um be r of w o rk e rs re c e iv in g s tr a ig h t-tim e h o u rly e a rn in g s of—
$
$
*
$
$
$
$
t
$
$
t
$
$
&
t
S
%
S
$
$
%
2 .5 0 2 .6 0 2 .7 0 2 .8 0 2 .9 0 3 . 00 3 .1 0 3 .,20 3 .3 0 3 .4 0 3 .5 0 3 .6 0 3 .7 0 3 .8 0 3 .9 0 4 .0 0 4 .1 0 4 .2 0 4 .3 0 4 .4 0 4 .5 0 4 .6 0
Mean13 Median 2 Middle range2 $
24
and
and
2 .5 0 u n d e r
2 .6 0 2 .7 0 2 .8 0 2 .9 0 3 .0 0 3 . 10 3 .2 0 3 .,30 3 .4 0 3 .5 0 3 .6 0 3 .7 0 3 .8 0 3 .9 0
4 .1 0 4 .2 0 4 .3 0 4 .4 0 4 .5 0 4 .6 0 o v e r
$
$
$
$
3 .5 8 3 .6 4 3 .5 3 - 3 .7 5
9 42
8
2
2
1
2
3
3
1
18
l
1
4
3 .5 7 3 .6 4 3 .5 3 - 3 .6 9
8
9 42
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
4
18
1
~
3 .9 1 3 .8 9 3 .8 1 - 4 .1 1
3
1
2
3
6
1
7
7
6
5
6
12
25 109
51
15
55
1
23
3 .8 9 3 .8 7
6
l
2
7
3
5
12
25 109
55
7
3
6
6
15
51
“
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
3 .6 6 3 .8 6 3 .2 7 - 4 .0 4
9
7
2
1
1
3
2
1
2
17
2 23
5
3 .8 0 3 .8 9 3 .7 8 - 4 .0 5
8
1
3
l
4
1
1 17
1 21
3 .1 6 2 .8 9 2 .8 4 - 3 .8 5
7
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
"
"
“
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
5
_
2 .8 6 3 .1 5 2 .2 8 - 3 .4 2 3 17
10
2
3
4
2
10
10
4
3 .1 8 3 .3 2 2 .8 8 - 3 .4 5
3
3
6
10
4
2
10
10
2
4
“
'
_
2 .9 8 2 .9 4 2 .8 9 - 2 .9 9
5 25
4
8
16
3
10
90
1
11
2 .9 6 2 .9 4 2 .8 9 - 2 .9 8
9
25
88
2
4
6 16
1
_
_
_
_
_
_
3 .6 9 3 .7 1 3 .5 6 - 3 .8 4
19
18
6
4
28
2
73
22
4
5
62
92
1 23
3 .6 9 3 .7 1 3 .5 6 - 3 .8 4
4
19
6
18
28
2
73
22
4
5
62
92
1 23
"
_
_
_
_
l
2
2
3 .8 4 3 .7 7 3 .7 1 - 4 .1 5
9
12
68
1
11
l
21
4
2
4
3 35
2
12
2
2
9
68
4
3
3 .8 3 3 .7 7 3 .7 1 - 4 .1 5
l
11
1
21
2
2 35
~
“
“
~
~
Hourly earnings 1

MA CHINISTS, M A I N TE NA NC E ---------M A NU FA CT UR IN G ------------------

177
175

EL EC TRICIANS, M A IN TE NA NC E ------M A NU FA CT UR IN G -----------------ENGINEERS, ST AT IO NA RY -----------M A NU FA CT UR IN G -----------------NO NM A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------FIREMEN, STAT IO NA RY BOILER -----M A NU FA CT UR IN G -----------------HELPERS, M A I N TE NA NC E TRADES ----MA NU F A C T U R I N G ------------------

MECHANICS, AUTOMO TI VE
(MAINTENANCE) --------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G -----------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------PU BL IC U T I L I T I E S 4 -----------ME CHANICS, M A IN TE NA NC E ----------M A NU FA CT UR IN G -----------------M I LL WR IG HT S -----------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G -----------------OILERS -----------------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G -----------------PAINTERS, M A IN TE NA NC E -----------M A N U F A CT UR IN G -----------------PIPE-FITTERS, M A I N T E N A N C E -------M A NU FA CT UR IN G -----------------SHEET- ME TA L WO RK ER S, M A IN TE NA NC E
MA NU F A C T U R I N G -----------------TOOL AND DIE MAKERS -------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G ------------------

208
132
76
61
428
421
91
91
82
82
32
31
156
156
15
15
377
37 7

3 .6 0
3 .6 9
3 .4 5
3 .4 8
3 .7 4
3 .7 3
3 .7 9
3 .7 9
3 .1 1
3 .1 1
3 .4 9
3 .4 9

3 .6 5
3 .8 0
3 .5 6
3 .5 9
3 .8 5
3 .8 3
3 .9 1
3 .9 1
3 .1 4
3 .1 4
3 .4 7
3 .4 8

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

3 .6 8
3 .6 8
3 .6 9
3 .6 9
4 .2 2
4 .2 2

o

MACH IN E- TO OL OPERATORS, TO O L R O O M
M A NU FA CT UR IN G ------------------

97
95
338
313
75
58
17
68
54
173
151
359
359

CARP EN TE RS , M A IN TE NA NC E ---------M A NU FA CT UR IN G ------------------

<X
o

o
o

O c c u p a t io n and in d u s t r y d iv is io n

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

3 .8 2
3 .8 5
3 .6 4
3 .6 5
4 .0 1
4 .0 0
3 .9 7
3 .9 7
3 .2 4
3 .2 4

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

3 .6 3
3 .6 3
3 .8 6
3 .8 6
3 .9 8
3 .9 8
4 .4 5
4 .4 5

_

-

5
5
5

1
l
5
5

2
2
_

-

_

1
1
2
2

_

_

1
1
“
3
3

“
2
2

3
2
1
1
7
7
2
2
20
20

4
4

22
22

_

_

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

-

“

-

-

_

-

1
1

“

3
3

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

_

-

_

_

“

-

“

-

“

-

-

-

-

-

-

1 E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e and f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , and la te s h ift s .
2 F o r d e fin it io n o f t e r m s , s e e fo o t n o t e 2, ta b le A - l .
3 W o r k e r s w e r e d is t r ib u t e d a s f o l l o w s :
4 at $ 1 .2 0 to $ 1 .3 0 ; 4 at $ 1 .6 0 to $ 1 . 7 0 ; 6 at $ 2 to
4 T r a n s p o r t a t io n , c o m m u n ic a t io n , an d o th e r p u b lic u t ilit ie s .




7
7
12
12
4
4

2
2
1
1
1
1
2
2

13
13
_
2
2

_

2

14
12
2
1
16
16
_

23
23
1
1
1
1
i
1
17
17

$ 2 . 1 0 ; and 3 at $ 2 .1 0 to

12
3
9
8
12
12
3
3
3
3
2
1
2
2

15
10
5
12
12
3
3
l
1
17
17
4
4

18
2
16
16

1 123
1 123
3
1
3
1
_

83
83
5
5

~

-

-

_

'
$ 2 .2 0 .

7
7

2
2
1
1

~

-

_

13
11
2
1
4
4

63
63
18
18

_

20
20

_

_

-

2
2

-

53
24
29
29

"

1
1

_

-

91
91
38
38

_
-

_

_

_

~
4
4

27
27

-

_

31
31

9
9

21
21
5
5
6
6

1
1
99
92

.
3
3

_

_

-

-

_

_

2
2
2
2

-

-

_

96
96

_
1
1
4
4

_

_

_

22
22

3
3
1
1

_

_

-

-

_

_

-

-

2
2

2

l
1
4
4

4
4

2
2
2

1
1

_

_

-

-

_

_

_

_

2

-

-

-

1
1

_

_

_

-

140
140

21
21

_

-

2

27
27

_

5
5

_

2
2
2
2
_
~

10

Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t - t im e h o u r ly e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u s tr y d iv is io n , D a v en p ort—R o c k Isla n d r-M o lin e , Iow a—
111., O c t o b e r 1967)
Hourly earnings2

N u m b e r of w o rk e rs re c e iv in g s tr a ig h t-tim e h o u rly e a rn in g s of—
V
$
$
$
$
S
$
$
$
S
$
i
$
t
$
S
$
$
%
$
U nder 1 .4 0 1 .5 0 1 .6 0 1 .7 0 1 .8 0 1 .9 0 2 .0 0 2 .1 0 2 .2 0 2 .3 0 2 .4 0 2 .5 0 2 .6 0 2 .7 0 2 .8 0 2 .9 0 3 .0 0 3 .1 0 3 .2 0 3 .4 0 3 .6 0 3 . 80
and
$
an d
1 .4 0 u n d e r
1 .5 0 1 .6 0 1 .7 0 1 .8 0 1 .9 0 2 .0 0 2 .1 0 2 .2 0 2 .3 0 2 .4 0 2 .5 0 2 .6 0 2 .7 0 2 .8 0 2 .9 0 3 .0 0 3 .1 0 3 .2 0 3 .4 0 3 .6 0 3 .8 0 o v e r
%

O c c u p a tio n 1 and in d u s try d iv isio n

Number
M ean3

M edian3

M iddle range3

375
150

2 .0 9
2 .9 0

$

GUARDS AND WA TCHMEN ----------------MANU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

1 .6 1
3 .0 3

$
$
1 .4 9 - 2 .9 4
2 .5 4 - 3 .3 2

GUARDS:
MANUFA CT UR IN G ---------------------

116

3 .1 0

3 .1 4

2 .9 7 - 3 .3 4

WATCHMEN:
MANUFA CT UR IN G --------------------JANITORS* PORTERS. AND CLEANERS --MANUFA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4 ---------------

34
60 7
502
105
37

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

2 .2 4
2 .8 1
2 .8 3
2 .0 5
2 .7 5

1 .9 0 2 .2 8 2 .4 1 1 .5 8 2 .1 5 -

2 .4 8
2 .8 9
2 .9 0
2 .7 4
2 .8 3

8
8
”

9
9
“

JANITORS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS
(WOMEN) ------------------------------MANUFA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG -----------------

124
73
51

2 .2 2
2 .4 8
1 .8 5
2 .8 7
2 .8 6
2 .8 9
3 .3 7

2 .2 5
2 .5 4
1 .8 9

1 .8 1 - 2 .8 2
2 .3 3 - 2 .8 7
1 .4 7 - 2 .1 4

8
5 8

10
3
7

2 .9 2
2 .9 2
2 .9 5
3 .5 4

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

3 .0 0
2 .9 8
3 .5 2
3 .5 7

3 .0 4
3 .1 1
3 .0 2
3 .1 3
3 .1 3
2 .5 5
2 .5 5
3 .0 2
2 .9 2
3 .0 8
2 .9 9
3 .1 5
2 .5 6

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

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

1 .8 8 1 .8 8 2 .5 6 2 .5 9 2 .5 3 2 .5 8 2 .7 9 2 .5 0 -

3 .1 3
3 .1 3
3 .2 0
3 .3 4
3 .1 8
3 .5 2
3 .5 4
2 .9 8

$

PACKERS, SHIPPING (WOMEN) ---------MANU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

1 ,1 0 7
806
301
104
229
83
146
189
175
35
35

RECEIVING CLERKS --------------------MANU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG -----------------

65
22
43

2 .8 5
2 .9 3
2 .8 1
3 .0 3
3 .1 8
2 .7 4
2 .8 4
2 .7 5
3 .1 4
3 .0 4
3 .2 3
3 .5 5

2 .7 8
2 .7 6

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

T R U C K D R I V E R S 6 ------------------------MANUFA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------PUBLIC UT I L I T I E S 4 ---------------

53
35
18
36
31
678
304
374
183

3 .1 9
3 .1 4
3 .5 0
3 .5 5

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

TRUCKDRIVERS, LIGHT (UNDER
1-1/2 TONS) ----------------------MANUFA CT UR IN G ---------------------

57
32

2 .4 1
2 .7 3

2 .2 4
3 .1 4

1 .8 8 - 3 .1 9
2 .2 3 - 3 .3 3

TRUCKDRIVERS, MEDIUM (1-1/2 TO
AND INCLUDING 4 TONS) ----------MANU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NONM AN UF AC TU RI NG -----------------

43
22
21

2 .8 2
2 .7 0
2 .9 4

2 .8 1
2 .7 1
2 .8 8

2 .6 9 - 2 .9 5
2 .4 9 - 2 .8 6
2 .8 1 - 3 .0 5

LABORERS, MATERIAL HAND LI NG -------MANU FA CT UR IN G --------------------N O NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4 --------------ORDER FILLERS ----------------------MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NONM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------PACKERS, SHIPPING -------------------MANUFA CT UR IN G ---------------------

SHIPPING CLERKS ---------------------MA NU FACTURING --------------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------SHIPPING AND RE CEIVING CLERKS ----MANUFA CT UR IN G ---------------------

See fo o tn o te s a t end of ta b le .




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2 .8 1
2 .9 1
3 .0 3
3 .0 5
2 .5 1
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3 .1 9
3 .5 5
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Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations— Continued
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t -t im e h o u r ly e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s s tu d ie d on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u str y d iv is io n , D a v en p ort—R o c k Isla n d r-M o lin e , Iow a —
111. , O c t o b e r 1967)
Hourly earnings 1
2

O c c u p a t io n 1 and in d u s t r y d i v is i o n

Number
of
workers

M edian 3
5
4

Middle range3

N u m b e r of w o rk e rs re c e iv in g s tr a ig h t-tim e h o u rly e a rn in g s
$
$
t
$
$
$
$
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%
$
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U n d er 1 .4 0 1 .5 0 1 i 60 1 .7 0 1 .8 0 1 .9 0 2 .0 0 2 .1 0 2 .2 3 2 .3 0 2 .4 0 2 .5 0 2 .6 0 2.,7 0 i>.80
S
and
1 .4 0 u n d e r
1 .5 0 1 .6 0 U 7 0 1 . 8 0 1 .9 0 2 .0 0 2 .1 0 2 .2 0 2 .3 0 2 .4 0 2 .5 0 2 .6 0 j > f 70 2-.8 0 2 .9 0

of—
$
1
%
S
$
$
2 .9 0 3 .0 0 3 .1 0 3 .2 0 3 .4 0 I1.60 3 .8 0
and
3 .0 0 3 .1 0 3 .2 0 3 .4 0 3 .6 0 3 .8 0 o v e r

rRUCKDRI V E R S 6 - C O NT IN UE D
TR UCKORiVERS, HE AV Y (OVER 4 TONS,
TR AI LE R TYPE) --------------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM AN U F A C T U R I N G -----------------TRUCKERS, POWER (FORKLIFT) --------M A NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------

265
47
218
1 ,2 8 3
1 ,2 4 1
42

TRUCKERS, POWER (OTHER THAN
FORKLIFT) ----------------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

82
76

$
3 .2 4
3 .1 4
3 .2 6

$
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3 .0 0
3 .2 7

$
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3 .5 4

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3 .0 9
2 .9 6

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3 .0 4 - 3 .2 2
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3 .1 5

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1 D ata li m it e d to m e n w o r k e r s e x c e p t w h e r e o t h e r w is e in d ic a te d .
2 E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e and f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , and la te s h ift s .
3 F o r d e fin it io n o f t e r m s , s e e fo o t n o t e 2, ta b le A - l .
4 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 ilit ie s .
5 W o r k e r s w e r e d is t r ib u t e d a s f o l lo w s :
6 at $ 1 .1 0 to $ 1 .2 0 ; and 2 at $ 1 .2 0 to $ 1 . 3 0 .
6 I n c lu d e s a ll d r i v e r s , a s d e fin e d , r e g a r d le s s o f s iz e and ty p e o f t r u c k o p e r a t e d .




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Appendix. Occupational D escriptions

The primary purpose of preparing jo b descriptions for the Bureau's wage surveys is to assist its field
staff in classifying into appropriate occupations workers who are em ployed under a variety of payroll titles
and different work arrangements from establishment to establishment and from area to area.
This permits
the grouping o f occupational wage rates representing comparable job content.
Because o f this emphasis on
interestablishment and interarea com parability o f 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; and handicapped, part-tim e, temporary, and probationary workers.

OFFICE
BILLER, MACHINE

BILLER, MACHINE— Continued

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 clas­
sified by type o f m achine, as follows:

columns and computes, and usually prints automatically the debit or
credit balances.
Does not involve a knowledge o f bookkeeping.
Works from uniform and standard types of sales and credit slips.
BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates a bookkeeping machine (Remington Rand, Elliott Fisher,
Sundstrand, Burroughs, National Cash Register, with or without a type­
writer keyboard) to keep a record o f business transactions.

Biller, machine (billin g m achine). Uses a special billing m a­
chine (M oon Hopkins, Elliott Fisher, Burroughs, etc. , which are
com bination typing and adding machines) to prepare bills and
invoices from customers' purchase orders, internally prepared orders,
shipping memorandums, etc.
Usually involves application o f pre­
determined discounts and shipping charges, and entry o f necessary
extensions, which may or may not be computed on the billing ma­
chine, and totals which are automatically accumulated by machine.
The operation usually involves a large number o f carbon copies o f the
bill being prepared and is often done on a fanfold machine.

Class A . Keeps a set o f records requiring a knowledge o f and
experience in basic bookkeeping principles, and familiarity with the
structure of the particular accounting system used. Determines proper
records and distribution o f debit and credit items to be used in each
phase of the work. May prepare consolidated reports, balance sheets,
and other records by hand.
Class B. Keeps a record o f one or more phases or sections of
a set o f records usually requiring little knowledge o f basic book­
keeping. Phases or sections include accounts payable, payroll, cus­
tomers' accounts (not including a simple type of billing described
under biller, m achine), cost distribution, expense distribution, in­
ventory control, etc.
May check or assist in preparation o f trial
balances and prepare control sheets for the accounting department.

Biller, machine (bookkeeping machine). Uses a bookkeeping
machine (Sundstrand, Elliott Fisher, Remington Rand, etc. , which
may or may not have typewriter keyboard) to prepare customers' bills
as part o f the accounts receivable operation. Generally involves the
simultaneous entry o f figures on customers' ledger record. The m a­
chine autom atically accumulates figures on a number o f vertical




Note: Since the last survey in this area, the Bureau has discontinued collectin g data for duplicatingmachine operators and elevator operators.

13

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CLERK, ACCOUNTING
Class A . Under general direction o f a bookkeeper or accountant,
has responsibility for keeping one or more sections o f a com plete set
of books or records relating to one phase o f an establishment’ s busi­
ness transactions.
Work involves posting and balancing subsidiary
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 o f 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
o f varied subject matter files, classifies and indexes file material
such as correspondence, reports, technical documents, etc.
May
also file this material.
May keep records o f various types in con­
junction with the files. May lead a small group o f lower level file
clerks.
Class B. Sorts, codes, and files unclassified material by simple
(subject matter) headings or partly classified material by finer sub­
headings. Prepares simple related index and cross-reference aids.
As requested, locates clearly identified material in files and forwards
material.
May perform related clerica l tasks required to maintain
and service files.

CLERK, ORDER

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

CLERK, PAYROLL

Computes wages of company em ployees 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, tim e,
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 Com ptom eter to perform mathe­
m atical computations. This job is not to be confused with that o f statis­
tical or other type o f clerk, which may involve frequent use o f a C om p­
tometer but, in which, use of this m achine is incidental to performance
of other duties.

KEYPUNCH OPERATOR
Class C.
Performs routine filing o f material that has already
been classified or which is easily classified in a simple serial classi­
fication system (e. g. , alphabetical, chronological, or numerical).
As requested, locates readily available material in files and forwards
material; and may fill out withdrawal charge.
Performs simple
clerica l and manual tasks required to maintain and service files.




Class A .
Operates a num erical and/or alphabetical or com bina­
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, woik requires application

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KEYPUNCH OPERATOR— Continued
of coding skills and the making of some determinations, for exam ple,
locates on the source document the items to be punched; extracts
inform ation from several documents; and searches for and interprets
information on the document to determine information to be punched.
May train inexperienced operators.
Class B. Under close supervision or following specific procedures
or instructions, transcribes data from source documents to punched
cards.
Operates a numerical and/or alphabetical or combination
keypunch m achine to keypunch tabulating cards. May verify cards.
Working from various standardized source documents, follows specified
sequences which have been coded or prescribed in detail and require
little or no selecting, coding, or interpreting of data to be punched.
Problems arising from erroneous items or codes, missing information,
etc. , are referred to supervisor.
OFFICE BOY OR GIRL
Performs various routine duties such as running errands, operating
minor o ffice machines such as sealers or mailers, opening and distributing
m ail, and other minor cle rica l work.
SECRETARY
Assigned as personal secretary, normally to one individual. Main­
tains a close and highly responsive relationship to the day-to-day work
activities o f the supervisor. Works fairly independently receiving a m ini­
mum o f detailed supervision and guidance. Performs varied clerical and
secretarial duties, usually including most o f the following: (a) Receives
telephone calls, personal callers, and incoming mail, answers routine
inquiries, and routes the technical inquiries to the proper persons; (b)
establishes, maintains, and revises the supervisor's files; (c ) maintains the
supervisor's calendar and makes appointments as instructed; (d) relays
messages from supervisor to subordinates; (e) reviews correspondence, m em ­
oranda, and reports prepared by others for the supervisor's signature to
assure procedural and typographic accuracy; and (f) performs stenographic
and typing work.
May also perform other clerical and secretarial tasks o f co m ­
parable nature and difficulty. The woik typically requires knowledge o f
o ffic e routine and understanding of the organization, programs, and pro­
cedures related to the work o f the supervisor.




SECRETARY— Continued
Exclusions
Not all positions that are titled "secretary" possess the above
characteristics. Examples of positions which are excluded from the def­
inition are as follows: (a) Positions which do not m eet the "personal"
secretary concept described above; (b) stenographers not fully trained in
secretarial type duties; (c ) stenographers serving as office assistants to a
group of professional, technical, or managerial persons; (d) secretary posi­
tions in which the duties are either substantially more routine or substan­
tially more com plex and responsible than those characterized in the def­
inition; and (e) assistant type positions which involve more difficult or more
responsible technical, administrative, supervisory, or specialized clerical
duties which are not typical of secretarial work.
NOTE: The term "corporate officer," used in the level definitions
follow ing, refers to those officials who have a significant corporate-wide
policym aking role with regard to major company activities.
The title
"v ice president," though normally indicative o f this role, does n o tin all
cases identify such positions. V ice presidents whose primary responsibility
is to act personally on individual cases or transactions (e. g. , approve or
deny individual loan or credit actions; administer individual trust accounts;
directly supervise a clerica l staff) are not considered to be "corporate
officers" for purposes o f applying the follow ing level definitions.
Class A
a.
Secretary to the chairman o f the board or president o f a
company that employs, in all, over 100 but fewer than 5, 000 persons; or
b.
Secretary to a corporate officer (other than the chairman of
the board or president) o f a company that employs, in all, over 5,000 but
fewer than 25,000 persons; or
c.
Secretary to the head (im m ediately below the corporate
officer level) o f a m ajor segment or subsidiary o f a company that employs,
in all, over 25, 000 persons.
Class B
a.
Secretary to the chairman of the board or president o f a
company that employs, in all, fewer than 100 persons; or
b.
Secretary to a corporate officer (other than chairman o f the
board or president) o f a company that employs, in all, over 100 but fewer
than 5,000 persons; or

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SECRETARY— C ontinued

STENOGRAPHER, GENERAL— Continued

c.
Secretary to the head (im m ediately below the officer lev el)
over either a m ajor corporate - wi de functional activity (e .g . , marketing,
research, operations, industrial relations, e t c .) or a m ajor geographic or
organizational segment (e. g. , a regional headquarters; a major division)
o f a com pany that em ploys, in all, over 5 ,0 0 0 but fewer than 25,000
employees; or

May maintain files, keep simple records, or perform other relatively rou­
tine clerical tasks.
May operate from a stenographic p ool.
Does not
include transcribing-machine work. (See transcribing-machine operator. )

d.
Secretary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc.
(or other equivalent lev el o f o fficia l) that em ploys, in all, over 5 ,000
persons; or

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

OR
e.
Secretary to the head o f a large and important organizational
Performs stenographic duties requiring significantly greater inde­
segment ( e .g . , a middle management supervisor o f an organizational seg­
pendence and responsibility than stenographers, general as evidenced
ment often involving as many as several hundred persons) o f a company
by the following: Woik requires high degree o f stenographic speed and
that employs, in all, over 25,000 persons.
accuracy; and a thorough working knowledge o f general business and
Class C
o ffic e procedures and of the sp ecific business operations, organization,
p olicies, procedures, files, workflow, etc. Uses this knowledge in per­
a.
Secretary to an executive or managerial person whose respon­
forming stenographic duties and responsible clerical tasks such as, main­
sibility is not equivalent to one o f the sp ecific lev el situations in the def­
taining followup files; assembling material for reports, memorandums,
inition for class B, but whose subordinate staff normally numbers at least
letters, e t c .; composing simple letters from general instructions; reading
several dozen em ployees and is usually divided into organizational segments
and routing incoming mail; and answering routine questions, etc.
Does
which are often, in turn, further subdivided. In some companies, this lev el
not include transcribing-machine work.
includes a wide range o f organizational echelons; in others, only one or
two; or

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR

b.
Secretary to the head o f an individual plant, factory, etc.
(or other equivalent lev el o f o fficia l) that employs, in all, fewer than
5,000 persons.

Class A . Operates a single- or m ultiple-position telephone
switchboard handling incom ing, outgoing, intraplant or o ffice calls. Per­
forms full telephone information service or handles com plex calls, such as
conference, co lle ct, overseas, or similar calls, either in addition to doing
routine work as described for switchboard operator, class B, or as a fu ll­
tim e assignment. ( ’’Full” telephone information service occurs when the
establishment has varied functions that are not readily understandable for
telephone information purposes, e .g ., because o f overlapping or interrelated
functions, and consequently present frequent problems as to which exten­
sions are appropriate for c a lls .)

Class D
a.
Secretary to the supervisor or head of a small organizational
unit (e .g . , fewer than about 25 or 30 persons); or
b.
Secretary to a nonsupervisory staff specialist, professional
em ployee, administrative officer, or assistant, skilled technician or expert.
(NOTE: Many companies assign stenographers, rather than secretaries as
described above, to this le v e l o f supervisory or nonsupervisory w oik er.)
STENOGRAPHER, GENERAL
Primary duty is to take dictation involving a normal routine v o ­
cabulary from one or more persons either in shorthand or by Stenotype or
similar m achine; and transcribe dictation.
May also type from writ­
ten copy.




Class B. Operates a single- or m ultiple-position telephone
switchboard handling incoming, outgoing, intraplant or o ffice calls. May
handle routine long distance calls and record tolls. May perform lim ited
telephone information service. ("L im ited" telephone information service
occurs if the functions of the establishment serviced are readily understand­
able for telephone information purposes, or if the requests are routine,
e . g . , giving extension numbers when sp ecific names are furnished, or if
com plex calls are referred to another operator. )

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SW ITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONIST

In addition to performing duties o f operator on a single-position
or m onitor-type switchboard, acts as receptionist and may also type or
perform routine clerica l woik as part o f regular duties.
This typing or
cle rica l work may take the major part of this worker* s time while at
switchboard.

TABULA TING-M ACHINE OPERATOR— Continued

some filing work.
The work typically involves portions o f a woik
unit, for exam ple, individual sorting or collating runs or repetitive
operations.

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
TABULATING-MA CHINE OPERATOR

Class A . Operates a variety o f tabulating or electrical account­
ing machines, typically including such machines as the tabulator,
calculator, interpreter, collator, and others. Performs com plete
reporting assignments without close supervision, and performs difficult
wiring as required.
The com plete reporting and tabulating assign­
ments typically involve a variety o f long and com plex reports which
often are o f irregular or nonrecurring type requiring some planning and
sequencing o f steps to be taken. As a more experienced operator,
is typically involved in training new operators in machine operations,
or partially trained operators in wiring from diagrams and operating
sequences o f long and com plex reports. Does not include working
supervisors performing tabula ting-machine operations and day-to-day
supervision o f the work and production of a group o f tabulating machine operators.

Class B. Operates more difficult tabulating or electrica l 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 example, tabulations
involving a repetitive accounting exercise, a com plete but small
tabulating study, or parts o f a longer and more com plex report. Such
reports and studies are usually o f a recurring nature where the pro­
cedures are w ell established. May also include the training o f new
em ployees in the basic operation o f the machine.

Class C.
Operates simple tabulating or electrical accounting
machines such as the sorter, reproducing punch, collator, etc. , with
sp ecific instructions. May include simple wiring from diagrams and




Primary duty is to transcribe dictation involving a normal routine
vocabulary from transcribing-machine records. May also type from written
copy and do simple clerical work. Workers transcribing dictation involving
a varied technical or specialized vocabulary such as legal briefs or reports
on scientific research are not included. A worker who takes dictation in
shorthand or by Stenotype or similar machine is classified as a stenog­
rapher, general.

TYPIST
Uses a typewriter to make copies o f various material or to make
out bills after calculations have been made by another person. May in­
clude typing o f stencils, mats, or similar materials for use in duplicating
processes.
May do clerical woik involving little special training, such
as keeping simple records, filing records and reports, or sorting and dis­
tributing incom ing m ail.

Class A . Performs one or more o f the follow ing: Typing ma­
terial in final form when it involves combining material from several
sources or responsibility for correct spelling, syllabication, punctu­
ation, etc. , of technical or unusual words or foreign language ma­
terial; and planning layout and typing o f com plicated statistical tables
to maintain uniformity and balance in spacing.
May type routine
form letters varying details to suit circumstances.

Class B. Performs one or more o f the following: Copy typing
from rough or clear drafts; routine typing o f forms, insurance policies,
e t c . ; and setting up simple standard tabulations, or copying more
com plex tables already setup and spaced properly.

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PROFESSIONAL* AND

TECHNICAL

DRAFTSMAN— Continue d

DRAFTSMAN
Class A . Plans the graphic presentation o f com plex items having
distinctive design features that differ significantly from established
drafting precedents. Works in close support with the design originator,
and may recom m end minor design changes. Analyzes the e ffect o f
each change on the details o f form , function, and positional relation­
ships o f components and parts. Works with a minimum o f supervisory
assistance. Com pleted 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 com plex drafting assignments
that require the application o f most o f the standardized drawing tech ­
niques regularly used. Duties typically involve such woik as: Prepares
working drawings o f subassemblies with irregular shapes, multiple
functions, and precise positional relationships between components;
prepares architectural drawings for construction of a building including
detail drawings o f 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. Com pleted work is checked for technical
adequacy.
Class C.
Prepares detail drawings o f single units or parts for
engineering, construction, manufacturing, or repair purposes.
Types
o f drawings prepared include isom etric projections (depicting three
dimensions in accurate scale) and sectional views to clarify positioning
o f components and convey needed information. Consolidates details
from a number o f sources and adjusts or transposes scale as required.

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

Work

NURSE, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED)
A registered nurse who gives nursing service under general m edi­
ca l direction to ill or injured em ployees or other persons who becom e ill or
suffer an accident on the premises o f a factory or other establishment.
Duties involve a combination of the follow in g: Giving first aid to the ill
or injured; attending to subsequent dressing o f em ployees' injuries; keeping
records o f 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 o f plant en­
vironment, or other activities affecting the health, welfare, and safety
o f all personnel.

MAINTENANCE AND POWERPLANT
CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE— Continued

Performs the carpentry duties necessaiy to construct and maintain
in good repair building woodwoik and equipment such as bins, cribs,
counters, benches, partitions, doors, floors, stairs, casings, and trim made
o f wood in an establishment. Woik involves most o f the fo llo w in g Plan­
ning and laying out o f work from blueprints, drawings, models, or verbal
instructions using a variety o f carpenter's handtools, portable power tools,

and standard measuring instruments; making standard shop computations
relating to dimensions o f woik; and selecting materials necessary for the
work.
In general, the work o f 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 o f electrical trade functions such as the in­
stallation, m aintenance, or repair o f equipment for the generation, dis­
tribution, or utilization o f electric energy in an establishment.
Work
involves most o f the follow ing; Installing or repairing any o f a variety o f
electrical equipm ent such as generators, transformers, switchboards, con ­
trollers, circu it 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 o f wiring or electrical equipment; and using a variety o f
electrician 's handtools and measuring and testing instruments. In general,
the work o f the maintenance electrician requires rounded training and
experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

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

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

FIREMAN, STATIONARY BOILER
Fires stationary boilers to furnish the establishment in which
em ployed with heat, power, or steam. Feeds fuels to fire by hand or
operates a m ech an ical stoker, or gas or o il burner; and checks water
and safety valves.
May clean, o il, or assist in repairing boilerroom
equipment.
HELPER, MAINTENANCE TRADES
Assists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades,
by performing sp ecific or general duties o f lesser skill, such as keeping




MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR, TOOLROOM
Specializes in the operation of one or more types o f machine
tools, such as jig borers, cylindrical or surface grinders, engine lathes,
or m illing 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
com plicated setups or a high degree o f 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,
m achine-tool operators, toolroom , in tool and die jobbing shops are ex­
cluded from this classification.

MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE
Produces replacem ent parts and new parts in making repairs o f
metal parts of m echanical equipment operated in an establishment. Work
involves most o f the following: Interpreting written instructions and speci­
fications; planning and laying out o f work; using a variety of machinist's
handtools and precision measuring instruments; setting up and operating
standard machine tools; shaping o f metal parts to close tolerances; making
standard shop computations relating to dimensions o f work, tooling, feeds,
and speeds o f machining; knowledge o f the working properties of the
com m on 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 m achine-shop practice usually acquired through a formal ap­
prenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

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MECHANIC, AUTOMOTIVE (MAINTENANCE)

OILER

Repairs automobiles, buses, motortrucks, and tractors of an es­
tablishment. Work involves most o f the following: Examining automotive
equipment to diagnose source o f trouble; disassembling equipment and
performing repairs that involve the use o f 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 veh icle
and making necessary adjustments; and alining wheels, adjusting brakes
and lights, or tightening body bolts. In general, the work o f the auto­
motive m echanic requires rounded training and experience usually acquired
through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

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

MECHANIC, MAINTENANCE
Repairs machinery or m echanical equipment o f an establishment.
Work involves most o f the following: Examining machines and m echanical
equipment to diagnose source o f trouble; dismantling or partly dismantling
machines and performing repairs that mainly involve the use o f handtools
in scraping and fitting parts; replacing broken or defective parts with items
obtained from stock; ordering the production of a replacem ent part by a
machine shop or sending o f the machine to a machine shop for major
repairs; preparing written specifications for major repairs or for the pro­
duction o f parts ordered from machine shop; reassembling machines; and
making all necessary adjustments for operation. In general, the work o f
a maintenance m echanic requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and e x ­
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 o f the following; Planning and laying
out o f the work; interpreting blueprints or other specifications; using a
variety o f handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations re­
lating to stresses, strength o f materials, and centers of gravity; alining
and balancing o f 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 m illw rights 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 o f an es­
tablishment. Work involves the follow ing: Knowledge of surface p ecu li­
arities and types o f 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 bmsh.
May m ix colors, oils, white lead, and other paint ingredients to obtain
proper color or consistency.
In general, the work o f 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 o f pipe and
pipefittings in an establishment.
Work involves most of the follow ing:
Laying out o f work and measuring to locate position o f 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 o f 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 o f an establishment in good order.
Work involves: Knowledge of sanitary codes regarding installation of vents
and traps in plumbing system; installing or repairing pipes and fixtures;
and opening clogged drains with a plunger or plumber's snake. In general,
the work of the maintenance plumber requires rounded training and ex­
perience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

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SHEET-METAL WORKER, MAINTENANCE

TOOL AND DIE MAKER— Continued

Fabricates, installs, and maintains in good repair the sheet-m etal
equipment and fixtures (such as machine guards, grease pans, shelves,
lockers, tanks, ventilators, chutes, ducts, metal roofing) o f an establish­
ment. Work involves most o f the following: Planning and laying out all
types of sheet-m etal maintenance work from blueprints, models, or other
specifications; setting up and operating all available types o f sheet-m etal­
working machines; using a variety o f handtools in cutting, bending, form ­
ing, shaping, fitting, and assembling; and installing sheet-m etal articles
as required. In general, the work o f the maintenance sheet-m etal worker
requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
TOOL AND DIE MAKER
(D ie maker; jig

maker; tool maker; fixture maker;

volves most of the follow ing: Planning and laying out o f work from
models, blueprints, drawings, or other oral and written specifications;
using a variety o f tool and die maker's handtools and precision measuring
instruments; understanding of the working properties of com m on metals
and alloys; setting up and operating of machine tools and related equip­
ment; making necessary shop computations relating to dimensions o f work,
speeds, feeds, and tooling o f machines; heattreating o f metal parts during
fabrication as w ell as o f finished tools and dies to achieve required qual­
ities; working to close tolerances; fitting and assembling of parts to pre­
scribed tolerances and allowances; and selecting appropriate materials,
tools, and processes. In general, the tool and die maker's work requires
a rounded training in m achine-shop and toolroom practice usually acquired
through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

gage maker)

Constructs and repairs machine-shop tools, gages, jigs, fixtures
or dies for forgings, punching, and other m etal-form ing work. Work in-

CUSTODIAL AND

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

MATERIAL

MOVEMENT

GUARD AND WATCHMAN

JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER— Continued

Guard. Performs routine p olice 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 o f employees
and other persons entering.

trash, and other refuse; dusting equipment, furniture, or fixtures; polishing
metal fixtures or trimmings; providing supplies and minor maintenance
services; and cleaning lavatories, showers, and restrooms.
Workers who
specialize in window washing are excluded.

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

LABORER, MATERIAL HANDLING
(Loader and unloader; handler and stacker; shelver; trucker; stockman
or stock helper; warehouseman or warehouse helper)

JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER
(Sweeper; charwoman; janitress)
Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition factory working areas
and washrooms, or premises o f an o ffice , apartment house, or com m erical
or other establishment.
Duties involve a combination o f the follow ing:
Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and polishing floors; removing chips,




A worker em ployed in a warehouse, manufacturing plant, store,
or other establishment whose duties involve one or more of the following:
Loading and unloading various materials and merchandise on or from
freight cars, trucks, or other transporting devices; unpacking, shelving,
or placing materials or merchandise in proper storage location; and trans­
porting materials or merchandise by handtruck, car, or wheelbarrow.
Longshoremen, who load and unload ships are excluded.

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ORDER, FILLER

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK— Continued
For wage study purposes, workers are classified as follows:

(Order picker; stock selector; warehouse stockman)
Fills shipping or transfer orders for finished goods from stored
merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips, customers1
orders, or other instructions. May, in addition to fillin g orders and in­
dicating items fille d or omitted, keep records o f 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 o f units to be packed, the type o f con ­
tainer em ployed, and method o f shipment. Work requires the placing o f
items in shipping containers and may involve one or more o f the following:
Knowledge o f various items o f stock in order to verify content; selection
o f appropriate type and size o f 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.

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK
Prepares merchandise for shipment, or receives and is responsible
for incom ing shipments o f merchandise or other materials. Shipping work
involves: A knowledge o f shipping procedures, practices, routes, available
means o f transportation, and rates; and preparing records o f the goods
shipped, making up bills o f lading, posting weight and shipping charges,
and keeping a file o f shipping records. May direct or assist in preparing
the merchandise for shipment.
R eceiving work involves: Verifying or
directing others in verifying the correctness o f shipments against bills o f
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.




Receiving clerk
Shipping clerk
Shipping and receiving clerk
TRUCKD RIVER
Drives a truck within a city or industrial area to transport m a­
terials, merchandise, equipment, or men between various types o f es­
tablishments such as: Manufacturing plants, freight depots, warehouses,
wholesale and retail establishments, or between retail establishments and
customers* houses or places o f business.
May also load or unload truck
with or without helpers, make minor m echanical repairs, and keep truck
in good working order. Driver-salesmen and over-th e-road drivers are
excluded.
For wage study purposes, truckdrivers are classified by size and
type o f equipment, as follows: (T ractor-trailer should be rated on the
basis o f trailer ca p a city .)
Truckdriver (com bination o f sizes listed separately)
Truck driver, light (under 1V2 tons)
Truckdriver, medium ( 1V2 to and including 4 tons)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, trailer type)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, other than trailer type)
TRUCKER, POWER
Operates a manually controlled gasoline- or electric-pow ered
truck or tractor to transport goods and materials o f all kinds about a
warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other establishment.
For wage study purposes, workers are classified by type o f truck,
as follows:
Trucker, power (forklift)
Trucker, power (other than forklift)




A v a i l a b l e O n R e q u e s t ----The seventh annual report on salaries for accountants, auditors,
attorneys, chemists, engineers, engineering technicians, draftsmen,
tr a ce rs, job analysts, directors of personnel, managers of office
se rv ice s, buyers, freight rate clerk s, and clerical em ployees.
Order as BBS Bulletin 1535, National
ministrative, Technical, and Clerical
50 cents a copy.

Survey of P rofessional, A d ­
P a y , February—
March 1966.

☆ U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1967 — 303-602/29

Area Wage Surveys
A lis t of the la t e st av ai la ble bulletins is prese nted be low . A d i r e c t o r y indicating dates of e a r l i e r stu d ie s, and the p r i c e s of the bulletins is
av a il a b le on r e q u e s t.
Bu llet in s m a y be purchased f r o m the Superintendent of D o c u m e n t s , U .S . G o v e r n m e n t Printing O f fi c e , W ash in g to n, D . C . , 2 0 4 0 2 ,
or f r o m any of the BL S re g io n a l sale s o ffic e s shown on the insid e front c o v e r .

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Bulletin nu mb er
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A k r o n , Ohio , July 1967 1___________________________________
Albany—Sch enectady—T r o y , N . Y . , A pr. 1967 ____________
A lb uque rq ue , N. M e x . , A p r . 1967 ________________________
Alle ntown—B e th le h em —E a s t o n , P a . —N. J . ,
F e b . 1 9 6 7 _____________________________________________________
A tl an ta, G a ., M ay 1967 --------------------------------------------------------B a l t i m o r e , M d ., No v. 1966 1________________________________
B eau mont —P or t A r th u r —O r a n g e , T e x . , May 1967 _____
B i r m i n g h a m , A l a . , A p r . 1967 1____________________________
B o is e C it y , Idaho, July 196 7 _______________________________
B o sto n , M a s s . , Oct. 1 9 6 6 ___________________________________

1530-86,
1530-62,
1530-60,

25 cents M ilw a u k e e , W i s . , A p r . 1967 1_____________________________
25cents M in n e a p o lis —
St. Paul, Min n., Jan, 1967 1________ ________
20 cents M u sk e g o n —M u sk e g o n H e ig h t s , M ic h . , M a y 1967 _________

15 30-53,
1 5 3 0 - 7 1,
1 530-30,
1 530-74,
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Bu ffa lo, N . Y . , D e c . 1966 1____________ ________ ______________
Bu rli ng to n, V t . , M a r . 1967 1 _______________________________
Canton, Ohio , A p r . 1967 ____________________________________
C h a r l e s t o n , W. V a . , A p r . 1967 -----------------------------------------C h a r l o t te , N . C . , A p r . 1967 _________________________________
Cha ttanoo ga, T e n n . - G a . , Au g. 196 7 _______________________
C h ic a g o , 111., A p r . 1967 1 ___________________________________
C incinna ti, Ohio—K y .—I n d ., M a r . 1967 ___________________
C l e v e la n d , Ohio, Sept. 1966 1______________________________
C o lu m b u s , O hio, O c t. 1966 1________________________________
D a l l a s , T e x . , Nov. 1966 1----------------------------------------------------

1530-38,
15 3 0 -5 2 ,
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1 530-61,
1 530-64,
157 5 -7 ,
15 3 0 - 7 3 ,
15 3 0 -5 6 ,
1 5 3 0 - 13,
1 530-20,
1530-25,

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25 cents
30cents
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30cents

D a ve np ort—Rock Island —M o l i n e , Iowa—111.,
O c t . 1967 ____________________________________________________
Da yton, Ohio , Jan. 1967 _____________________________________
D e n v e r , C o l o . , D e c . 1 9 6 6 ___________________________________
D e s M o i n e s , Iowa, F e b . 1967 --------------------------------------------D e tr o it , M ic h ., Jan. 1967 1 _________________________________
F o r t W orth, T e x . , N o v. 1966 1_____________________________
G r ee n Ba y, W i s . , July 1 9 6 7 ________________________________
G r e e n v i l l e , S . C . , M a y 1967 ________________________________
Ho uston, T e x . , June 1967 __________________________________
Indi anapolis, Ind., D e c . 1 96 6 _______________________________

1 5 7 5 - 12,
1530-45,
1 530-32,
1530-44,
1530-48,
1 530-28,
1575-5,
15 3 0 -6 6 ,
15 3 0 -8 5 ,
1 530-37,

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

Ja ck son , M i s s . , F eb. 1967 ________________________________
J a c k so n v ill e , F l a . , Jan. 1967 1 -----------------------------------------K an sa s C it y , M o . - K a n s . , Nov. 196 6 ______________________
L a w r e n c e —H a v e r h i l l , M a s s . —N . H . , June 1967 --------------Little Rock—North L itt le R oc k , A r k . , July 1967----------Santa A n a L o s A n g e l e s —Long B e a c h and A n ah e im —
Ga rd e n G r o v e , C a l i f . , M a r . 1967 1 _____________________
L o u i s v i l l e , K y.—Ind., F e b . 1967 1 _________________________
Lubbo ck, T e x . , June 1967 __________________________________
M a n c h e s t e r , N . H . , July 196 7 _______________________________
M e m p h i s , T e n n . - A r k . , Jan. 1967 -------------------------------------M i a m i . F l a . , D e c . 1 9 6 6 ______________________________________
Midland and O d e s s a , T e x . , June 1 9 6 7 -----------------------------

1 5 3 0-7 6 ,
1 5 3 0 -4 2 ,
1 5 3 0-7 2 ,
1 530- 55,
1 5 3 0 -4 1 ,
1 5 3 0-5 1 ,
1 5 3 0-8 3 ,

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1 5 3 0-8 2 ,
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O m a h a , N e b r . - I o w a , O ct. 1966___________________________
P a t e r s o n — l i f t o n — a s s a i c , N .J ., May 1967 _____________
C
P
P h ila d e lp h ia , P a .— .J ., Nov. 1966 1______________________
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P h o e n i x , A r i z . , M a r. 1967 _______________________________
P it t s b u r g h , P a . , Jan. 1 9 6 7 * ______________________________
P o r tla n d , M a in e , Nov. 1966_______________________________
P o r t la n d , O r e g . - W a s h , , May 1967 _______________________
P r o v i d e n c e —P a w t u ck e t—W a r w i c k , R . I . —M a s s . ,
May 1967 1 _________________________________________________
R a le ig h , N . C . , Aug. 1967 1
_________________________________
R ic h m o n d , V a ., Nov. 1966________________________________
R o c k f o r d , 111., Ma y 1967 __________________________________

1 5 3 0 -1 8 ,
1530-67,
1 5 3 0 -3 5 ,
1 5 3 0 -5 9 ,
1 5 3 0-4 6 ,
1530- 17,
1 5 3 0 -7 9 ,

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35 ce n ts
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1 5 3 0-7 0 ,
1575-6,
1 5 3 0 -2 3 ,
1 5 3 0-6 8 ,

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St. L o u i s , M o .—
111., O ct. 1966 1___________________________
Salt Lake C it y , Utah, D e c . 1966 1_____________________ ___
San A n to n io , T e x . , June 1 9 6 7 * ______- ____________________
R
O
San B e r n a r d i n o — i v e r s id e — n t a r io , C a l i f . ,
Aug. 1967 1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------San D i e g o , C a l i f . , Nov. 1966 1____________________________
San F r a n c i s c o —
Oakla nd, C a l i f . , Jan. 1967 1_____________
San J o s e , C a l i f . , Sept. 1966----------------------------------------------Savan nah, G a . , May 1 9 6 7 _________________________________
S c r a n to n , P a . , July 1967 1 ------------------------------------------------Sea ttle —E v e r e t t , W a s h ., O ct . 1966________________________

1 5 3 0 -2 7 ,
1 5 3 0 -3 3 ,
153 0-8 4 ,

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25 ce n ts
25 ce n ts

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

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1 5 3 0 -1 2 ,
1 5 3 0-5 7 ,
1 5 3 0-8 0 ,
1575-8,
1 5 3 0-50,
1 5 3 0 -3 4 ,
15 7 5- 1 1,
1 5 3 0-5 4 ,
1 5 3 0-2 1 ,
1 5 3 0 -1 1 ,
1 5 3 0-8 1 ,
1 5 3 0-4 7 ,
1 5 3 0 -2 9 ,

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N e w a rk and J e r s e y C it y , N .J ., F e b . 1967 ______________
N ew H aven, C o n n ., Jan. 1967 _____________________________
New O r l e a n s , L a ., F e b . 1967 1 ___________________________
New Y o r k , N . Y ., A p r . 1967 1_____________________________
P
N o r f o l k — o r t s m o u t h and N e w p o r t N ew s—
H am pton, V a ., June 1967 1______________________________
O k la h o m a C it y , O k la ., J uly 1967_________________________

1530-43,
15 3 0 -3 9 ,
1 530-26,
15 3 0 -7 7 ,
1575-2,

20 cents S io u x F a l l s , S. D a k., O ct. 1966___________________________
South Bend, Ind., M a r. 1967 ______________________________
25 cents
Sp okan e, W a s h ., June 1967 1 ______________________________
25 cents
Tampa—
St. P e t e r s b u r g , F l a . , Aug. 1967------------------------20 cents
25 cents T o l e d o , O h io —M ic h . , F e b . 1967 1_________________________

15 3 0 - 6 5 ,
1530-49,
15 3 0 - 7 5 ,
15 7 5 - 1 ,
1530-40,
1530-31,
1530-78,

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30 cents
20 cents
20 cents
25 cents
25 cents
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T r e n t o n , N . J . , D e c . 1966 1________________________________
W a sh in gto n, D . C . —M d.— a . , Sept. 1 9 6 7 _________________
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W a t e r b u r y , C o n n . , M a r. 1 9 6 7 ____________________________
W a t e r l o o , Iow a, Nov. 1966 1______________________________
W ic h it a , K a n s . , O ct. 1966 1_______________________________
W o r c e s t e r , M a s s . , June 1967 ____________________________
Y o r k , P a . , F e b . 1967 --------------------------------------------------------Y o u n g s to w n — a r r e n , O h io , Nov. 1966___________________
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