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T h e

D a v e n p o r t — R o c k

I s l a n d — M o l i n e ,

M e t r o p o l i t a n

A r e a ,

I o w a —

Illin o is ,

F e b r u a r y

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U.s. DEPARTMENT

OF LABOR / Bureau of Labor Statistics

BUREAU

OF

LABOR

S T A T IS T IC S

R E G IO N A L

O F F IC E S

ALASKA

Region I
1603-A Federal Building
Government Center
Boston, Mass. 02203
Phone: 223-6761 (Area Code 617)

Region I
I
341 Ninth Ave., Rm. 1025
New York, N.Y. 10001
Phone: 971-5405 (Area Code 212)

Region 1 1
1
406 Penn Square Building
1317 FilbertSt.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107
Phone: 597-7796 (Area Code 215)

Region IV
Suite 540
1371 Peachtree St. NE.
Atlanta, Ga. 30309
Phone: 526-5418 (Area Code 404)

Region V
219 South Dearborn St.
Chicago, II 60604
I.
Phone: 353-7230 (Area Code 312)

Region VI
1100 Commerce St., Rm. 6B7
Dallas, Tex. 75202
Phone: 749-3516 (Area Code 214)

Regions VII and VIII
Federal Office Building
911 Walnut St., 10th Floor
Kansas City, Mo. 64106
Phone: 374-2481 (Area Code 816)

Regions IX and X
450 Golden Gate Ave.
Box 36017
San Francisco, Calif. 94102
Phone: 556-4678 (Area Code 415)

* Regions VII and VIII will be serviced by Kansas City.
** Regions IX and X will be serviced by San Francisco.




U.S. DEPARTM ENT OF LABOR
J. D. Hodgson, Secretary

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
Geoffrey H. Moore, Commissioner




AR EA WAGE SURVEY
T h e

D a v e n p o r t — R o c k

I s l a n d — M o l i n e ,

M e t r o p o l i t a n

A r e a ,

I o w a — Illin o is ,
F e b r u a r y

1 9 7 1

B u lle tin 1 6 8 5 -5 1
May 1971
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing O ffice, Washington, D.C., 20402 — Price 30 cents




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T h e B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t is t ic s p r o g r a m o f a n n u a l
o c c u p a t io 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 ig n e d to p r o v id e d a ta on o c c u p a t io n a l e a r n in g s , an d e s t a 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 .
It
y ie ld s d e t a ile d d a ta b y s e l e c t e d in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n f o r e a c h
o f th e a r e a s s t u d ie d , f o r g e o g r a p h ic r e g i o n s , and f o r th e
U n ite d S t a te 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 is
the n e e d f o r g r e a t e r in s ig h t in to ( 1 ) th e m o v e m e n t o f w a g e s
b y o c c u p a t io n a l c a t e g o r y and s k i l l l e v e l , and ( 2 ) th e s t r u c ­
tu 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 s t r y d i v i s i o n s .

I n t r o d u c t io 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 io n a l g r o u p s _______________________________
T a b le s :
1.
2.

A t th e e n d o f e a c h s u r v e y , an in d iv id u a l a r e a b u l ­
le t in p r e s e n t s th e s u r v e y r e s u l t s .
A f t e r c o m p l e t i o n o f a ll
o f th e in d iv id u a l a r e a b u lle t in s f o r a r o u n d o f s u r v e y s , tw o
s u m m a r y b u lle t in s a r e i s s u e d .
T h e f i r s t b r i n g s d a ta f o r
e a c h o f th e m e t r o p o l i t a n a r e a s s tu d ie d in to o n e b u ll e t in .
T h e s e c o n d p r e s e n t s in f o r m a t i o n w h ic h h a s b e e n p r o j e c t e d
f r o m in d iv id u a l m e t r o p o l i t a n a r e a d a ta t o r e l a t e t o g e o ­
g r a p h ic r e g i o n s and th e U n ite d S t a te s .
N in e ty a r e a s c u r r e n t l y a r e in c lu d e d in th e p r o ­
gram .
In e a c h a r e a , in f o r m a t i o n on o c c u p a t io n a l e a r n in g s
is c o l l e c t e d a n n u a lly an d on e s t a 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 ie n n ia lly .

A.

E s t a b lis h m e n t s an d w o r k e r s w ith in s c o p e o f s u r v e y and
n u m b e r s tu d ie d ____________________________________________________________
I n d e x e s o f s t a n d a r d w e e k ly s a l a r i e s an d s t r a i g h t - t i m e
h o u r l y e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n 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 ____________________________
O c c u p a t io n a l e a r n i n g s :
A - l . O f f ic e o c c u p a t io n s —m e n and w o m e n ____________________________
A - 2. P r o f e s s i o n a l a nd t e c h n i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s —m e n and
w o m e n ______________________________________________________________
A - 3. O f f i c e , p r o f e s s i o n a l , and t e c h n i c a l o c c u p a t io n s —
m e n and w o m e n c o m b i n e d _____________________________________
A - 4 . M a in t e n a n c e an d p o w e r p la n t o c c u p a t i o n s _____________________
A - 5. C u s t o d ia 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 s ______________

A p p e n d ix .

T h is b u lle t in 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 la n d — o lin e , Io w a —
M
111., in F e b r u a r y 1 9 7 1.
T h e S ta n d a rd M e t r o p o lit a n S t a t is t ic a l A r e a , a s d e f in e d b y
th e B u r e a u o f th e B u d g e t th r o u g h J a n u a r y 1 9 6 8, c o n s i s t s o f
S c o t t C o u n t y , Io w a ; an d H e n r y and R o c k I s la n d C o u n t ie s , 111.
T h is s tu d y w a s c o n d u c t e d b y th e B u r e a u 's r e g i o n a l o f f i c e in
K a n s a s C it y , M o ., 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 E d w a r d
C h a ik e n , A s s i s t a n t R e g io n a l D i r e c t o r f o r O p e r a t io n s .




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O c c u p a t i o n a l d e s c r i p t i o n s _________________________________________

areas.

NOTE:
S im ila r t a b u la t io n s
(S e e i n s i d e b a c k c o v e r . )

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U n io n s c a l e s , in d ic a t iv 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 R o c k I s la n d a r e a , a r e a l s o a v a ila b le f o r s e v e n s e l e c t e d
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T h is a r e a is 1 o f 9 0 in w h ic h th e U .S . D e p a r t m e n t o f L a b o r 's
B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t is t ic s c o n d u c t s s u r v e y s o f o c c u p a t io n a l e a r n in g s
and r e la t e d b e n e f it s o n an a r e a w id e b a s i s . 1

e it h e r ( 1 ) e m p lo y m e n t in th e o c c u p a t io n is t o o s m a l l t o p r o v i d e e n o u g h
d a ta t o m e r i t p r e s e n t a t i o n , o r ( 2 ) t h e r e i s p o s s i b i l i t y o f d i s c l o s u r e
o f in d iv id u a l e s t a b lis h m e n t d a ta . E a r n in g s d a ta n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y
f o r in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s a r e in c lu d e d in a l l in d u s t r i e s c o m b i n e d d a ta ,
w h e r e s h o w n . L i k e w i s e , d a ta a r e in c lu d e d in th e o v e r a l l c l a s s i f i c a t i o n
w h en a s u b c la s s ific a t io n o f s e c r e t a r ie s o r t r u c k d r iv e r s is n ot sh ow n
o r in f o r m a t i o n t o s u b c l a s s i f y is n o t a v a ila b le .

T h is b u ll e t in p r e s e n t s c u r r e n t o c c u p a t io n a l e m p lo y m e n t a nd
e a r n in g s in f o r m a t i o n o b t a in e d l a r g e l y b y m a i l f r o m th e e s t a b lis 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 th e 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 io n s r e p o r t e d in th a t e a r l i e r s tu d y . 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 in g u n u s u a l c h a n g e s
s i n c e th e p r e v i o u s s u r v e y .

O c c u p a t i o n a l e m p lo y m e n t a n d e a r n in g s d a ta 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 le
in th e g iv e n o c c u p a t io n a l c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .
E a r n in g s d a ta e x c lu d e p r e ­
m 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 t e s h if t s .
N o n p r o d u c t io n b o n u s e s a r e e x c lu d e d , b u t c o s t - o f - l i v i n g
a llo w a n c e s a n d in c e n t iv e e a r n in g s a r e in c lu d e d . W h e r e w e e k ly h o u r s
a r e 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 th e
s t a n d a r d w o r k w e e k ( r o u n d e d t o th e n e a r e s t h a l f h o u r ) f o r w h ic h e m ­
p l o y e e s r e c e i v e t h e ir r e g u l a r s t r a i g h t - t i m e s a l a r i e s ( e x c l u s i v e o f p a y
f o 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 ly e a r n ­
in g s f o r t h e s e o c c u p a t io n s h a v e b e e n r o u n d e d t o th e n e a r e s t h a lf d o l l a r .

In e a c h a r e a , d a ta a r e o b t a in 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 ­
l is h m e n t s w ith in s i x b r o a d in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s : M a n u fa c t u r in g ; t r a n s ­
p o r t a t io n , c o m m u n ic a t io n , and o t h e r p u b lic u t i l i t i e s ; 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 , a n d r e a l e s t a t e ; a n d s e r v i c e s . M a jo r
in d u s t r y g r o u p s e x c lu d e d f r o m t h e s e s t u d ie s a r e g o v e r n m e n t o p e r a ­
t io n s an d th e c o n s t r u c t i o n a n d 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 lis h m e n t s
h a v in 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 te n d to f u r n is h in s u f f i c i e n t e m p lo y m e n t in th e o c c u p a t io n s s tu d ie d
t o w a r r a n t in c l u s i o n .
S e p a r a t e t a b u la t io n s a r e p r o v i d e d f o r e a c h o f
th e b r o a d in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s w h ic h m e e t p u b lic a t i o n c r i t e r i a .

T h e s e s u r v e y s m e a s u r e th e l e v e l o f o c c u p a t i o n a l e a r n in g s in
an a r e a a t a p a r t i c u l a r t i m e . C o m p a r i s o n s o f in d iv id u a l o c c u p a t io n a l
a v e r a g e s o v e r tim e m a y n ot r e fle c t e x p e c te d w age ch a n g e s.
The
a v e r a g e s f o r in d iv id u a l j o b s a r e a f f e c t e d b y c h a n g e s in w a g e s an d
e m p lo y m e n t p a t t e r n s . F o r e x a m p le , p r o p o r t i o n s o f w o r k e r s e m p lo y e d
b y h ig h - o r lo w - w a g e f i r m s m a y c h a n g e o r h ig h - w a g e w o r k e r s m a y
a d v a n c e to b e t t e r j o b s a n d b e r e p l a c e d b y n e w w o r k e r s a t l o w e r r a t e s .
S u ch s h ift s in e m p lo y m e n t c o u ld d e c r e a s e an o c c u p a t io n a l a v e r a g e e v e n
th o u g h m o s t e s t a b lis h m e n t s in an a r e a i n c r e a s e w a g e s d u r in g th e y e a r .
T r e n d s in e a r n in g s o f o c c u p a t io n a l g r o u p s , s h o w n in t a b le 2 , a r e b e t t e r
i n d i c a t o r s o f w a g e t r e n d s th a n in d iv id u a l j o b s w ith in th e g r o u p s .

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 le b a s i s b e c a u s e o f
th e u n n e c e s s a r y c o s t i n v o lv e d in s u r v e y in g a l l e s t a b lis h m e n t s .
To
o b ta in o p t im u m a c c u r a c y at m in im u m c o s t , a g r e a t e r p 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 lis h m e n t s is s tu d ie d . In c o m b i n in g th e d a ta ,
h o w e v e r , a l l e s t a b lis h m e n t s a r e g iv e n t h e ir a p p r o p r ia t e w e ig h t . E s ­
t i m a t e s b a s e d o n th e e s t a b lis h m e n t s s t u d ie 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 la t in g t o a l l e s t a b lis h m e n t s in th e in d u s t r y g r o u p in g a n d a r e a ,
e x c e p t f o r t h o s e b e lo w th e m in im u m s i z e s tu d ie d .
O c c u p a t i o n s a nd E a r n in g s
T h e o c c u p a t io 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 t o a v a r i e t y
o f m a n u fa c t u r in g a n d n o n m a n u fa c t u r in g i n d u s t r i e s , a n d a r e o f th e
f o llo w in g t y p e s :
(1) O f f i c e c l e r i c a l ; ( 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 ;
(3 ) m a in t e n a n c e a nd p o w e r p la n t ; a n d (4) 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 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 if o r m s e t o f jo b
d e s c r i p t i o n s d e s ig n e d t o ta k e a c c o u n t o f in t e r e s t a b lis h m e n t v a r i a t i o n
in d u tie s w ith in th e s a m e j o b .
T h e o c c u p a t io 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 n d d e s c r i b e d in th e a p p e n d ix . T h e e a r n in g s d a ta f o llo w in g
th e j o b t i t l e s a r e f o r a l l in d u s t r i e s c o m b i n e d . E a r n in g s d a ta f o r s o m e
o f th e o c c u p a t io n s l i s t e d a n d d e s c r i b e d , o r f o r s o m e in d u s t r y d iv i s i o n s
w ith 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

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In clu d ed in the 9 0 areas are four studies con d u cted under con tract w ith the N ew Y ork
D epartm ent o f L<,bor. These areas are Bingham ton (N ew Y ork p ortion on ly); R ochester ( o f f i c e o c c u ­
pations on ly): Syracuse; and U tica —R om e. In addition, the Bureau conducts m ore lim ite d area studies
in 77 areas at d ie request o f the W age and H our D ivision o f the U. S. D epartm ent o f Labor.




T h e a v e r a g e s p r e s e n t e d r e f l e c t c o m p o s i t e , a r e a w id e e s t i ­
m a tes.
I n d u s t r ie s a n d e s t a b lis h m e n t s d i f f e r in p a y l e v e l an d jo b
s t a ffin g a n d , th u s , c o n t r ib u t e d i f f e r e n t l y t o th e e s t i m a t e s f o r e a c h jo b .
T h e p a y r e la t io n s h ip o b t a in a b le f r o m th e a v e r a g e s m a y f a i l t o r e f l e c t
a c c u r a t e l y th e 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 in t a in e d a m o n g j o b s in
in d iv id u a l e s t a b lis 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 th e s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s s h o u ld n o t b e
a s s u m e d t o 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 th e s e x e s w ith in
in d iv id u a l e s t a b lis h m e n t s .
O t h e r p o s s i b l e f a c t o r s w h ic h m a y c o n ­
t r ib u t e t o d i f f e r e n c e s in p a y f o r m e n an d w o m e n in c lu 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 ith in e s t a b lis h e d r a t e r a n g e s , s i n c e o n ly th e a c tu a l
State
r a t e s p a id in 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 tie s
p e r f o r m e d , a lth o u g h th e 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
th e 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

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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 lly m o r e g e n e r a l i z e d th a n t h o s e
u s e d in in d iv id u a l e s t a b lis h m e n t s a n d a llo 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 lis h m e n t s in th e s p e c i f i c d u t ie s p e r f o r m e d .
O c c u p a t i o n a l e m p lo y m e n t e s t i m a t e s r e p r e s e n t th e t o t a l in a ll
e s t a b lis h m e n t s w ith in th e s c o p e o f th e s tu d y a n d n o t th e n u m b e r a c t u ­
a lly 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 io n a l s t r u c t u r e a m o n g
e s t a b lis h m e n t s , th e e s t im a t e s o f o c c u p a t i o n a l e m p lo y m e n t o b t a in e d f r o m
th e s a m p le o f e s t a b lis h m e n t s s t u d ie d s e r v e o n ly to in d ic a t e th e r e l a t i v e
i m p o r t a n c e o f th e j o b s s t u d ie 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 io n a l
s t r u c t u r e d o n o t a f f e c t m a t e r i a l l y th e a c c u r a c y o f th e e a r n in g s d a ta .




Establishment Practices and Supplementary Wage Provisions
Tabulations on selected establishment practices and supple­
mentary wage provisions (B -series tables) are not presented in this
bulletin.
Information for these tabulations is collected biennially.
These tabulations on minimum entrance salaries for inexperienced
women office workers; shift differentials; scheduled weekly hours;
paid holidays; paid vacations; and health, insurance, and pension
plans are presented (in the B -series tables) in previous bulletins for
this area.

T a b le 1. Establishm ents and w o rk e rs within scope of survey and n um ber studied in D a v e n p o r tR o c k Is la n d —M o lin e , Io w a —III.,1 by m ajo r industry d ivision ,2 F eb ru ary 1971
Minimum
employment
in establishments in scop6
of study

Industry division

A ll d ivision s___________________________________
Manufacturing----------------------------------------------------------Nonmanufacturing__________________________________
Transportation, com m unication, and
other public u tilitie s 5 -----------------------------------W holesale trade 6 ----------------------------------------------Retail trade 6------------------------------------------------------Finance, insurance, and real e s ta te 6 7_____
Services 6 8----------------------------------------------------------

Number of establishm ents

W orkers in establishm ents
Within scope of study4

Within scope
of study3

Studied

Studied
Number

Percent

.

223

96

56, 170

100

4 1 ,2 1 1

50
“

105
118

46
50

37, 595
18, 575

67
33

28, 751
12,4 6 0

21
18
49
15
15

11
6
17
8
8

9
4
13
4
3

4 , 269
839
4, 696
1,461
1, 195

50
50
50
50
50 ■

5,
2,
7,
2,
1,

094
007
550
078
846

1 The Davenport—
Rock Island— oline Standard M etropolitan Statistical A r ea , as defined by the Bureau of the Budget through January 1968,
M
con sists of Scott County, Iowa; and Henry and Rock Island Counties, Illinois.
The "w o rk ers within scope of study" estim ates shown in this table
provide a reasonably accurate description of the size and com position of the labor force included in the survey. The estim ates are not intended,
how ever, to serve as a basis of com parison with other em ployment indexes for the area to m easu re employment trends or levels since (1) planning
of wage surveys requires the use of establishm ent data com piled considerably in advance of the payroll period studied, and (2) sm all establishm ents
are excluded from the scope of the survey.
2 The 1967 edition of the Standard Industrial C lassification Manual was used in classifying establishm ents by industry division.
3 Includes all establishm ents with total employment at or above the m inim um lim itation. A ll outlets (within the area) of companies in such
industries as trade, finance, auto repair s erv ice , and m otion picture theaters are considered as 1 establishm ent.
4 Includes all w orkers in all establishm ents with total employment (within the area) at or above the m inim um lim itation.
5 Abbreviated to "pub lic u tilitie s " in the A -s e r i e s ta b les. Taxicabs and s erv ice s incidental to water transportation w ere excluded.
6 This industry division is represented in estim ates for " a l l in d u strie s" and "nonm anufacturing" in the Series A tab les. Separate presentation
of data for this division is not m ade for one or m ore of the following reasons: (1) Em ploym ent in the division is too sm all to provide enough data
to m erit separate study, (2) the sam ple was not designed initially to perm it separate presentation, (3) response was insufficient or inadequate to
perm it separate presentation, and (4) there is p o ssib ility of disclosu re of individual establishm ent data.
7 Abbreviated to "fin a n c e " in the A -s e r i e s tab les.
8 H otels and m o tels; laundries and other personal se rv ice s; business s e rv ic e s ; automobile rep air, rental, and parking; m otion pictures;
nonprofit m em bership organizations (excluding religious and charitable organizations); and engineering and architectural se rv ice s.




A lm ost three-fou rth s of the w orkers within scope of the survey in the D avenportRock Island— oline area w ere employed in manufacturing fir m s . The following presents the
M
m ajor industry groups and specific industries as a percent of all manufacturing:
Industry groups

Specific industries

M achinery, except e lectrica l— 56
P rim ary m etal in d u strie s--------- 14
Food and kindred p ro d u cts--------10

F a rm m ach in ery -------------------------- 41
N onferrous rolling and
draw ing--------------------------------------- 8
Construction and related
m achinery----------------------------------- 5
Iron and steel foundries------------- 5

This inform ation is based on estim ates of total employment derived from universe
m aterials com piled prior to actual survey.
Proportions in various industry divisions m ay
differ from proportions based on the resu lts of the survey as shown in table 1 above.

W age

T ren d s

fo r S e le c te d

O c c u p a tio n a l

G ro u p s

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 in d e x i s th e p r o d u c t o f m u lt ip ly in 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 and c o n t in u in g to m u lt ip ly ( 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 the
p r e v i o u s y e a r 1 s in d e x .

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 c h a n g e
in 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 ia l n u r s e s ,
and in a v e r a g e e a r n in 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 in 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 iv 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 in g th e b a s e p e r i o d .
S u b t r a c t in g 100 f r o m th e in 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 to th e d a te o f
the in 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 w a g e
c h a n g e s b e t w e e n th e in d ic a t e d d a t e s .
A nnual ra te s o f in c r e a s e , w h ere
s h o w n , r e f l e c t th e a m o u n t o f i n c r e a s e f o r 1 2 m o n th s w h e n th e t im e
p e r i o d b e t w e e n s u r v e y s w a s o t h e r th an 12 m o n t h s . T h e s e c o m p u t a t io n s
w e r e b a s e d o n th e a s s u m p t io n th a t w a g e s i n c r e a s e d at a c o n s t a n t r a te
b e tw e e n s u r v e y s .
T h e s e e s t i m a t e s a r e m e a s u r e s o f c h a n g e in a v e r ­
a g e s f o r th e a r e a ; th e y a r e n ot in te n d e d to m e a s u r e a v e r a g e p a y
c h a n g e s in th e e s t a b lis h m e n t s in th e a r e a .

F o r o f f i c e c l e r i c a l w o r k e r s and in 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 t o r e g u l a r w e e k ly s a l a r i e s f o r th e n o r m a l w o r k w e e k ,
e x c l u s i v e o f e a r n in g s f o r o v e r t i m 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 ly e a r n in g s , e x c lu d in g
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 o n w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , and
la t e 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 ta f o r s e l e c t e d k e y o c c u ­
p a t io n s and in c lu d e m o s t o f th e n u m e r i c a l l y im p o r t a n t j o b s w ith in
ea ch grou p .
L im it a t io n s

o f D a ta

M e th o d o f C o m p u t in g
T h e in 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 ,
as m e a s u r e s
of
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 lu e n c e d b y :
( l ) 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 id u a l w o r k e r s w h ile in th e 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 th e l a b o r f o r c e r e s u l t in 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 io n s , f o r c e r e d u c t i o n s , and c h a n g e s in th e p r o p o r ­
t io 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 ith d i f f e r e n t p a y l e v e l s .
C h a n g e s in th e 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 th e
o c c u p a t i o n a l a v e r a g e s w ith o u t a c t u a l w a g e c h a n g e s .
It i s c o n c e i v a b l e
th a t e v e n th o u g h 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 h a v e d e c l i n e d b e c a u s e l o w e r - p a y i n g e s t a b lis h m e n t s
e n t e r e d th e a r e a o r e x p a n d e d t h e ir w o r k f o r c e s .
S im ila r ly , 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 th e a v e r a g e s f o r an a r e a
m a y h a v e r i s e n c o n s i d e r a b l y b e c a u s e h i g h e r - p a y i n g e s t a b lis h m e n t s
e n t e r e d th e a r e a .

E a c h o f th e f o l l o w i n g k e y o c c u p a t i o n s w ith in an o c c u p a t io n a l
g r o u p w a s a s s i g n e d a c o n s t a n t w e ig h t b a s e d o n i t s p r o p o r t i o n a t e e m ­
p lo y m e n t in th e o c c u p a t io n a l g r o u p :
Office clerical (men and women): Office clerical (men and women)— Skilled maintenance (men):
Carpenters
Continued
Bookkeeping-machine
Electricians
Secretaries
operators, class B
Machinists
Stenographers, general
Cleiks, accounting, classes
Mechanics
Stenographers, senior
A and B
Mechanics (automotive)
Switchboard operators, classes
Cleiks, file, classes
Painters
A and B
A , B, and C
Pipefitters
Tabulating-machine operators,
Cleiks, order
Tool and die makers
class B
Cleiks, payroll
Typists, classes A and B
Comptometer operators
Unskilled plant (men):
Keypunch operators, classes
Janitors, porters, and cleaners
Industrial nurses (men and women):
A and B
Laborers, material handling
Nurses, industrial (registered)
Office boys and girls

The
p lie d b y th e
in th e g r o u p
w e r e r e la t e d
g a te f o r th e




T h e u s e o f c o n s t a n t e m p lo y m e n t w e ig h t s e l i m i n a t e s th e e f f e c t
o f c h a n g e s in th e 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 lu d e d in th e d a t a .
T h e p e r c e n t a g e s o f c h a n g e r e f l e c t o n ly c h a n g e s
in a v e r a g e 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 n o t 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 iu m p a y
fo r o v e r tim e .
W h e r e n e c e s s a r y , d a ta w e r e a d ju s t e d to r e m o v e f r o m
th e in 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 ig n if ic 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 th e s c o p e o f th e s u r v e y .

a v e r a g e (m e a n ) e a r n in g s f o r e a c h o c c u p a t io n w e r e m u l t i ­
o c c u p a t io n a l w e ig h t , and th e p r o d u c t s f o r a ll o c c u p a t io n s
w e r e t o t a le d .
The a g g re g a te s fo r 2 c o n s e c u tiv e y e a r s
b y d iv id in g th e a g g r e g a t e f o r th e l a t e r y e a r b y th e a g g r e ­
e a r lie r y e a r.
T h e r e s u l t a n t r e l a t i v e , l e s s 100 p e r c e n t ,

4

T a b le 2.
Ind exes of standard w e e kly s a laries and straig h t-tim e hourly earnings fo r selected occupational
groups in D a v e n p o rt—R o c k Island—M o line, Io w a —III., O c to b e r 1 9 6 9 and F eb ru ary 1971,
and p erc e n ts of c h a n g e 1fo r s e lec te d p eriod s
A ll industries
O ffice
clerical
(men and
women)

Period

Industrial
nurses
(men and
women)

Skilled
maintenance
trades
(men)

Manufacturing
Unskilled
plant
workers
(men)

Office
clerical
(men and
women)

Industrial
nurses
(men and
women)

Skilled
maintenance
trades
(men)

Unskilled
plant
workers
(men)

119. 9
1 3 7 .4

1 1 8 .4
128. 1

114. 0
126. 3

123. 6
169 .9

1 2 2 .4
156. 8

125. 2
158. 3

Indexes (October 1967-100)
October 1 9 6 9 ________________________________________
F ebruary 1 9 7 1 ----------------------------------------------------------

113. 5
125. 2

118. 0
127. 8

119- 9
137. 4

113. 5
127. 6

113. 4
125. 0

Indexes (October 1960=100)
October 1 9 6 7 ------------------------------------------------------------February 1 9 7 1 -------- -----------------------------------------------

125. 6
157 .4

123. 6
169. 9

123. 1
157. 3

126. 0
160. 7

123. 7
154. 5

P ercents of change 1
October I960 to October 1 9 6 1 ____________________
October 1961 to October 1 9 6 2 ____________________
October 1962 to October 1 9 6 3 ____________________
October 1963 to October 1 9 6 4 ____________________
October 1964 to October 1 9 6 5 ------------------------------October 1965 to October 1 9 6 6 ____________________
October 1966 to October 1 9 6 7 ____________________
October 1967 to October 1 9 6 8 ------------------------------October 1968 to October 1 9 6 9 ____________________
October 1969 to February 1971:
16-m onth in cre ase______________________________
Annual rate of in c r e a s e ------------------------------------




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

6. 5
1 .4
3. 3
2- . 5
3. 2
3. 1
4. 7
12. 2
6 .9

10. 3
7. 6

14. 6
10. 8

3. 6
2. 7
2. 9
.6
3. 7
4 .4
3. 1
12. 0
5 .4
,

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

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

6. 5
1 .4
3. 3
2- . 5
3. 2
3. 1
4. 7
12. 2
6 .9

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

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

8. 3
6. 2

1 2 .4
9. 2

10. 2
7. 6

14. 6
10. 8

8. 2
6. 1

10. 8
8. 0

1 A ll changes are in creases unless otherwise indicated.
2 This decrease p rim arily reflects turnover and changes in employment rather than wage d ecrea ses.

N O T E: P reviously published indexes for the Davenportr-Rock Island— oline area used October I960
M
as the base period.
They can be converted to the new base period by dividing them by the corresponding
index numbers for October 1967 on the October I960 base period as shown in the table.
(The result
should be multiplied by 100.)

6

A.

Occupational earnings

T a b le A -1 .

O f f ic e o c c u p a tio n s —m e n a n d w o m e n

(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111. , February 1971)
Weekly earnings 1
(standard)

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Average
weekly
hours 1
(standard)

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings o f—
$

M ean 2

M edian2

55
and
under

Middle range2

60

t

$

%

60

65

$
70

$
75

$
80

*
85

*
90

t

$
95

100

t

110

*

i

120

130

s
140

$
150

t
160

t
170

(
18C

t

%

190

2C0

210
and

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

no

120

130

J4C

1

1
1

10
10

160

170

180

10

150

190

11

200

210

over

M
EN
$
$
$
$
1 6 6 .5 0 1 6 9 .5 0 1 4 5 .0 0 1 7 0 .0 0 1 4 3 .0 0 -

74

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

52

4 0 .0

1 2 7 .0 0

1 2 4 .0 0

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

19

4 0 .0

1 2 7 .0 0 1 3 0 .0 0

1 0 5 .0 0 - 1 4 8 .0 0

60
15

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

9 4 .5 0
9 3 .0 0

153

3 9 .5

54
15

3 9 .0

1 4 6 .0 0
1 5 3 .0 0
1 3 3 .0 0
1 5 1 .0 0

l
l
1

l

6

24

17
15

13

W EN
OM
BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
l
15

10

8

1

1

23

18
14

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,

281
139
142
46

1 0 ° 50 100 50
1 0 3 .5 0 1 0 1 .0 0
1 0 0 .0 0
? !!*
40 » 1 1 ^ .0 0 1 1 2 .0 0

3 8 .0

27
CLERKS, PAYROLL --------------------------------------

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

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

3 9 .5

3 8 .5
t5
44

9 2 .5 0
9 0 .0 0
9 5 .0 0

8 8 .5 0 - 1 0 9 .5 0

8 9 .5 0

fr

*
**

2

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

97
70
27

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

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

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

r9
[

9
fjj

I
7

2

3
1

8

3

-

8
8

3

5

6

358
141

1

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

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

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

3 9 .0 1 5 3 .5 0 1 5 6 .0 0
3 9 . ^ 1 3 0 .0 0 1 ^ . 0 0

1 5 1 .0 0 1 5 1 .0 0 -

1 8 1 .0 0
1 6 3 .0 0

24
21

19
16

7

4
1
3

2

16
11
5

14
8

1

1 5 3 .5 0
1 4 0 .0 0 1 5 0 .5 0 1 2 0 .0 0 1 4 2 .5 0 1 5 1 .0 0 1 3 6 .5 0 - 1 5 4 .0 0
3 8 .5 1 2 8 . j O 1 2 7 .5 0 1 1 4 .0 0 1 5 1 .0 0

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

19
11
8

14

6

1

1
1

n
n

3

18

60
53

4

10
1

8

14
1

"

-

50
46

21
20

23
22

7

1

11

7

18
18

2

7

1

1

a

1
1

1

9

1

3

43/
21'
22

19

32
r?

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

in

1
1

1
1

7
3

2

24
17

12
7

2

5

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

42
24
18

1

7

3

3

2
-

13

8
3

SrZ

3
*

13

13

-

*5

8
2

i

3 9 .5

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

7"

8

.

13

8 5 .0 0 - 1 0 5 .0 0 4 0 .0

117
63
54




7
IZ

8

1
1

12
14
1
13

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

15
8

8

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

146
120
26

See footnotes at end of tables.

8
1

a
:

1

47

49
13
w

73
20

.
1

1

-

7
T ab le A -1.

O ffic e occupations—men and w om en-----Continued

(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111. , February 1971)
Weekly earning^"™"™
(standard)

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
woikere

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings o
J
*

Average

s
55

[standard]

Mean ^

Median2

Middle range2

WOMEN -

»
65

$
70

*

$
75

80

S
85

$

$
90

95

$
100

11C

$

t

120

13C

*
140

*
150

$
160

s

t
170

180

s

s
190

200

and
unde r

210
and

70

95

3
1
2

1
1

1

6
6

4

1

1

4

1

3

65

90

1

60

3
2
1

6
1
5

-

-

-

1

75

80

“

“

-

_

85

110

120

130

140

150

160

1,70

18C

19C

2C0

1
~
1

9
9

8
6
2

7
5
2

3
1
2

6
3
3

3
3

10
6
4

10
3
7

17
16
1

20
19
1

22
22
-

4
4
-

-

_

3
3

15
3
12
4

7
3
4
*

5
1
4
2

14
10
4
1

37
28
9
6

41
33
8
6

77
67
10
4

33
3C
3

1
1
-

_
-

_
-

4
3
1

21
11
10

19
11
8

13
10
3

15
10
5

11
11
-

12
10
2

7
7
-

6
3
3

_
-

-

_

1

2
1
1

-

-

-

-

19
10
9

7
4
3

14
13
I

27
11
16
13

5
1
4
1

9
4
5
3

22
19
3
-

18
16
2
-

52
38
14
9

4
4
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

28
7
21

21
14
7

25
9
16

10
2
8

15
11
4

6
4
2

14
6
8

17
17
”

_
*

_
-

*

_
-

1

3

3

2

3

-

1

-

-

-

3
1
2

4
2
2

1
1

2
2

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

-

-

-

100

210 o v e r

CO NTINUED

- CO NTINUED

S E C R E T A R IE S , C LA SS B --------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

124
87
37

$
$
$
$
40.0 168.00 181.00 13 8.00-197.50
40.0 180.00 191.00 16 9.00-203.00
39.5 139.50 141.50 108.00-172.50

S E C R E T A R IE S , C LA SS C --------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S ----------------------

240
179
61
23

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

15 3.00-175.00
159.00-177.00
118.50-168.50
13 5.00-169.00

-

S E C R E T A R IE S , C LA SS D --------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

116
77
39

39.5 127.00 126.50 10 8.50-145.00
40.0 133.00 132.50 11 6.00-151.50
38.5 115.50 113.50 10 2.00-132.50

“

STEN O G R A P H ER S, GENERAL -------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S ----------------------

190
124
66
26

39.5
40.0
39.5
40.0

130.50
98 .0 0- 15 1. 00
138.00 10 0.00-151.50
108.00
89.5 0- 13 7. 50
112.50 106.00-156.50

-

-

STEN O G R A P H ER S, SE N IO R ---------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

137
70
67

39.5 132.50 128.00 11 5.00-156.00
40.0 140.50 143.00 11 8.50-170.00
39.0 124.50 125.00 10 7.00-135.00

-

-

“

“

C LA SS A ------

16

o
o
*

S E C R E T A R IE S

t
60

141.50 144.00 13 0. 50-159.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

1

SW ITCHBOARD O P ER A TO R S, C LA SS 8 -----NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

33
33

39.5
39.5

81.50
81.50

75.00
75.00

64 .0 0- 10 6. 00
64 .0 0- 10 6. 00

4
4

6
6

-

1
1

-

-

“

5
5

-

-

7
7

-

9
9

1
1

SWITCHBOARD O PER A TO R -R E C E P TIO N I S T S MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

92
49
43

94.50
39.5
40.0 102.00
39.5
86.00

93.00
96.50
81.50

81.5 0- 10 5. 00
91 .0 0- 11 2. 00
71.50- 10 0. 50

-

_
~

8
8

9
9

3
3

10
4
6

5
5
~

18
14
4

8
6
2

13
6
7

8
8
“

TRA N SC R IB IN G -M A C H IN E O PER A TO R S,
GENERAL --------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

40
25

38.5
98.00 101.00
38.0 102.00 103.00

91 .0 0- 10 7. 00
97 .5 0- 10 8. 50

_

_

_

-

“

i
-

2

-

4
i

2
-

6
4

3
3

16
13

6
4

T Y P I S T S , C LA SS A ------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

167
110
57

39.5 130.50 136.00 113.50-151.50
40.0 142.50 146.50 13 4.00-153.00
38.5 107.00 106.50
92 .5 0- 11 7. 50

-

_

-

-

-

4

4

*

-

4

4

4

7
1
6

18
6
12

24
16
8

20
18
2

20
19
1

42
39
3

10
10
“

*

-

-

14
1
13

4

-

T Y P I S T S , C LA SS B ------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

143
77
66

39.5
98.50
95.00
40.0 103.00 102.50
39.0
92.50
91.00

1
1

_
“

3
3

8
4
4

7
3
4

18
6
12

24
9
15

10
8
2

28
20
8

10
4
6

14
11
3

9
7
2

_
-

-

-

_
-

_

SWITCHBOARO O P ER A TO R S,

See footnotes at end of tables




160.00
166.50
140.50
150.50

123.50
128.50
114.00
125.50

167.00
171.00
150.00
157.50

86.50- 10 9. 50
91.00- 11 9. 50
83 .5 0- 10 2. 50

-

“
-

-

-

-

~
1
1

-

~

3

ii
2
9

1

“

“
-

_
-

_
-

8

T a b le A -2 .

P rofessional and technical occupations—men and wom en

(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111., February 1971)
Weekly earnings *
(standard)
Number

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of—
$

Average

of

U n der

[standard)

Mean ^

M edian2

Middle range2

S

110

*
115

$
120

*
125

s

$
130

135

s

s
140

150

$
160

*
1 7 C

s

$
180

190

S

$
2 0 0

210

$
22 0

$
23 0

1
24 0

$
250

$
26 0

27 0

and

11C

-

u n der
120

125

130

135

140

150

-

115

-

2

-

-

160

170

6

5

2

2

5

20C

21 0

5

5

2

8

3

1

8

3

1

180

190

3

5

7

7
6

22 0

230

240

25 0

260

and

270

ov er

MEN
O

O

TER OPERATORS, CLASS A

$
$
$
$
191.50 195.00 17 6.50-213.50

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

31

C O MP UT ER OPERATORS, CLASS B ------------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

39
27

39.5 167.50 170.00 156.00-186.00
40.0 175.00 175.00 16 5.00-188.50

C O MP UT ER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS, CLASS A ------------------MA N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------------------------------------

33
30

40.0 230.50 235.00 21 C.00-252.50
40.0 232.00 236.00 21 2. 50-257.00

COMP UT ER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS, CLASS 8 -------------------------------------------MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------------------------------------

29
19

39.5 192.50 191.00 17 7.00-209.00
40.0 195.50 195.00 17 7.50-215.00

COMP UT ER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS,
BUSINESS, CLASS B -------------------------------------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G --------------------------------------------------

37
34

40.0 259.00 271.00 23 0. 50-288.00
40.0 262.00 272.50 23 2. 00-289.00

2

-

“

2

_

_

2

1

6

6

4

3

4

i

2

1

5

5

4

3

4

i

.

.

_

6

4

5

4

4

1

1

3

2

3

3

3

1

1

~

1

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS B -------------------------------------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G --------------------------------------------------

105
105

40.0 162.00 162.00 1 4 7 . 50 -1 82 .0C
40.0 162.00 162.00 147.50-182.00

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS C ------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------------------------------------

57
52

40.0 131.50 124.50 11 6.50-151.00
40.0 132.50 126.50 116.00-153.00

5
5

36
36

40.0 170.00 174.00 16 2.00-192.00
40.0 170.00 174.00 16 2.00-192.00

i
i

220.50 232.50 19 1.00-251.00

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

8

2

1

5

-

8

2

l

5

5

13

7

5

5

13

2

5

3

10

13

9

4
4

-

12

1

18

14

12

15

1

18

14

12

15

4

5

6

2

4

5

6

i

2

5

4

1

1

40.0 188.00 186.50 171.00-205.50
40.0 191.00 190.00 17 2.00-206.50

i

2

4

2

1

2
2

i
i

1

1

2

3

13

1

1

2

3

13

8 at $2 70 to $280; 4 at $280 to $290; 6 at $ 290 to $ 300; and 1 at $ 300 to $310.

“

4

*19

4

19

2

3

i

-

1

2

3

3

1

-

7

12

3

1

1

2

-

-

_

6

7

12

3

1

1

2

18

6

5

-

_

-

-

-

_

_

18

6

5

-

-

i
i

-

_

_

-

3
3

7
7

i
i

i
i

2

-

_

9

-

WOMEN




_

1

3

18

See footnotes at end of tables

_

1

4
'

61
53

* Workers were distributed as follows:

_

*

5

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS A -------------------------------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------------------------------------

N U R S E S , INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED) -------M A N U FA CT UR IN G --------------------------------------------------

_

4

COMP UT ER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS,
BUSINESS, CLASS C --------------------------------------------

o
o

7

_

-

-

-

T a b le A -3 .

O ffic e , p ro fe s s io n a l, and te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s —m en and w o m e n co m b in ed

(Average straight-tim e weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, Davenport-Rock Island—Moline, Iowa—111. , February 1971)
A verage

Occupation and industry division

O F F IC E

Number
of
workers

W eek ly
W eek ly
hours 1 earnings 1
[standard) (standard)

A verage

Occupation and industry division

O F F IC E

O C C UPA TIO N S

19

O

127.00

B O O K K E E P IN G -M A C H IN E O P E R A T O R S ,
C L A S S B --------------------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------NONM ANUFACTURING ------------------

60
15
45

39 . 5
39 .5
39 . 5

94.50
93.00
95.00

C L E R K S , A C C O UN TIN G , C LA S S A —
M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------NO NM ANUFACTURING -----------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S --------------

227
164
63
17

39 . 5
40 . 0
39.0
40.0

15 2 . 5 0
158.00
139.00
152.50

*

O

B I L L E R S , M ACHINE ( B I L L I N G
M A C H IN E) -------------------------------------

O C C U PA TIO N S

-

Number
of
workers

W eekly
hours 1
(standard)

W eekly
earnings 1
(standard)

C O N TIN U ED

O F F IC E

499
358
141
44

S E C R E T A R I E S ----------------M A N U FA C TU RIN G ------NONM ANUFACTURING P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S

A verage

Occupation and industry division

40.0
40 . 0
39 . 5
40.0

$
15 4 . 0 0
16 2 . 0 0
13 4 . 0 0
139.00

S E C R E T A R I E S , C LA S S A
M A N U FA C TU RIN G ---------

19
15

39 . 0
39.5

15 3. 50
150.00

S E C R E T A R I E S , C LA S S B
M A N UFA C TURIN G --------NO NM ANUFACTURING ----

124
87
37

40.0
40 . 0
39 . 5

16 8 . 0 0
1 8 0. 00
139.50

S E C R E T A R IE S , C LA SS C
M A N UFA C TURIN G --------NO NM ANUFACTURING ---P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S

240
179
61
23

40.0
40.0
40.0
40 . 0

16 0 . 0 0
166.50
14 0 . 5 0
150.50

S E C R E T A R I E S , C LA S S D
M A N U FA C TU RIN G --------NO NM ANUFACTURING —

116
77
39

39.5
40.0
38 . 5

127.00
1 3 3. 00
11 5 . 5 0

O C C UPA TIO N S -

Number
of
worker,

W eekly
hours 1
(standard)

W eekly
earnings 1
(standard)

C O N TIN U ED

$
39 . 5 13 0 . 5 0
4 0 . 0 14 2 . 5 0
38 .5 1 0 7 . 0 0

T Y P I S T S , C LA S S A ----------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G ----------------------------NONM ANUFACTURING ------------------------

167

T Y P I S T S , C LA S S B ----------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------------

143
77
66

39 . 5
40.0
39 . 0

98.50
103.00
92.50

M U N M A N I I F A C T U R I N G ----------------

110
57

P R O F E S S IO N A L AND TE C H N IC A L
O C C UPA TIO N S

289
145
144
46

39 . 5
39 . 5
39 . 5
40.0

102.50
103.50
101.50
11 5 . 0 0

C O M PUTER O P E R A T O R S ,

C L E R K S , F I L E , C LA S S B -------------M A N U FA C TU RIN G -----------------------NO NM ANUFACTURING ------------------

59
15
44

38 . 5
40.0
38 . 0

95.00
12 1 . 5 0
86 . 0 0

C L E R K S , O RD ER ----------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------NO NM ANUFACTURING ------------------

79
23
56

40.0
40.0
40.0

117.00
96.50
12 5 . 5 0

S T E N O G R A P H E R S , G EN ER A L
M A N UFA C TURIN G --------NONM ANUFACTURING ---P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S ■

191
125
66
26.

39 .5 1 2 3 . 5 0
4 0 . 0 12 9 . 0 0
39 . 5 11 4 . 0 0
40.0 125.50

C L E R K S , P A Y R O L L -------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------NONM ANUFACTURING ------------------

101
73
28

40.0
40.0
39 .5

12 7 . 5 0
129.00
12 3 . 0 0

S T E N O G R A P H E R S , S E N IO R -----------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G --------------------------------NONM ANUFACTURING ---------------------------

138
71
67

39 . 5
40.0
39 . 0

13 2 . 5 0
140.50
12 4 . 5 0

SW ITC H B O A R D O P E R A T O R S ,

16

40.0

33
33

39 .5
39 .5

81 . 5 0
81.50

S W ITC H B O A R D O P E R A T O R - R E C E P T IO N IS T S M A N U FA C TU RIN G --------------------------------NO NM ANUFACTURING ---------------------------

92
49
43

39 . 5
40.0
39 . 5

94.50
102.00
8 6 . OC

T R A N S C R IB IN G - M A C H IN E O P E R A TO R S
G E N E R A L --------------------------------------N O N M A N IIFA C TU R IN G ------------------

40
25

38 . 5
38 . 0

98.00
102.00

C LA SS

40.0

1 9 1. 50

44
30

39 .5
40.0

16 4. 00
17 1 . 5 0

C O M PUTER P R O G RA M ERS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S A ---------- --------------M A N U FA C TU RIN G -----------------------------

35
31

40.0 228.50
40.0 232.00

C O M PUTER P R O G RA M ERS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S B ------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------------

36
23

39 . 5
40.0

19 1 . 0 0
198.00

C O M PUTER P R O G RA M ERS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S C -------------------------

15

39 . 5

144.50

C O M PUTER S Y S T E M S A N A L Y S T S ,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S B ------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------------

39
36

40 .0 2 5 8 . 0 0
40.0 260.00

C O M PUTER S Y S T E M S A N A L Y S T S ,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S C -------------------------

18

40.0 220.50

D R A F T S M E N , C L A S S A ------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------------

61
53

4 0 . 0 18 8 . 0 0
40.0 191.00

D R A F T S M E N , C L A S S B ------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------------

106
106

40 . 0
40.0

16 2 . 0 0
162.00

D R A F T S M E N , C L A S S C ------------------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------------

59
54

40.0
40.0

13 1 . 0 0
13 2 . 0 0

38
38

40.0
40.0

16 9 . 0 0
169.00

141.50

SW ITC H B O A R D O P E R A T O R S , C L A S S B ------NONM ANUFACTURING ---------------------------

31

N U R S E S , IN D U S T R IA L ( R E G IS T E R E D ) M A N U FA C TU RIN G -----------------------------

C L E R K S , A C C O UN TIN G , C L A S S B —
M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------NONM ANUFACTURING -----------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S --------------

A --------

C O M PUTER O P E R A T O R S , C LA S S B -------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------------

K EY PU N C H O P E R A T O R S , C L A S S A —
M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------NONM ANUFACTURING ------------------

147
121
26

39 . 5
40 . 0
38 . 5

140.00
142.50
128.50

KEYPU N C H O P E R A T O R S , C L A S S B - M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------NONM ANUFACTURING ------------------

117
63
54

39 . 5
39 .5
39 .5

100.50
103.00
98.00

O F F IC E BO YS AND G I R L S -------------M A N UFA C TURIN G -----------------------NONM ANUFACTURING ------------------

51
28
23

39.0
39 . 5
38 .5

95.50
99.50
91.00

See footnotes at end of tables,




C LA S S A

10

T a b le A -4 .

M aintenance and pow erplant occupations

(Average straight-time hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111., February 1971)
Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—

Hourly ea m ings3

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Median^

Middle range ^

t

i

$
3.4C

$
3.50

s

$

*

s

3.20

*
3.30

s

10

3.60

3

70

3.80

3.90

A

00

A

10

$
4.20

4.40

t
4.60

$
4.80

$
5.00

$
5.2C

t
5.40

t
5.60

20

3.30

3.40

3.50

3.60

3.70

3

80

3.90

4.00

A

10

A

20

4.40

4.60

4.80

5.0C

5.20

5.40

5.60

5.80

6.00

over

1
l

2
2

6

”

”

2
2

-

-

-

1

-

A

1

1

Under
Mean ^

s
3 .0 0

“

A

i
i

-

-

-

$

i

and
under

3.0C

3 .1 0

$
5.80

i
6.00

and

-

MEN
CA RPENTERS, MA IN TE NA NC E ------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

94
93

$
4.7 2
4.7 4

$
4 .9 4
4.94

$
4 .3 0 4 .3 5 -

$
5.00
5.00

2

4 .9 5
4.9 5

4 .8 3
4.7 0

4 .6 3 -

5.51

-

4 .6 3 -

5.52

5.01
5.2 4

5.25
5.28

4 .8 5 -

5.35

_

_

-

5 .2 3 -

5.41

*

-

-

4
4

5
5

-

-

-

3

EL EC TR IC IA NS , MA IN TE NA NC E ---------M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

348

ENGINEERS, S T A T IO NA RY --------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

61

FIREMEN, ST AT IO NA RY BOILER --------M A NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

63
59

4.1 0

4.51

3 .1 9 -

4 .6 8

7

4.2 4

4.53

4 .0 4 -

4 .6 9

3

HELPERS, M A I N TE NA NC E TRADES -------MA N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------

71
61

3.75
3.69

3.71
3.71

3 .4 7 3 .4 6 -

3.97
3.94

-

1

MA CH IN E- TO OL OPERATORS, T O OL RO OM —
M A NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

230
230

4.9 3
4.93

5.12

4 .4 8 -

5.25

-

-

5.12

4 .4 8 -

5.25

MACHINISTS, M A IN TE NA NC E ------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

166

4 .6 1

4.5 6

4 .5 0 -

5.22

164

4 .6 0

4 .5 6

4 .5 0 -

5.22

MECHANICS, AU TOMOTIVE
(MAINTENANCE) -----------------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G --------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------PUBLIC UTIL IT IE S ---------------

181
124
57

4.6 4
4.7 0
4 .5 1

4 .9 0
4.91
A .90

4 .3 9 4 .4 2 -

4 .9 7
4 .9 9

46

4 .5 5

4.92

4 .1 5 4 .0 7 -

4 .9 5
4 .9 6

MECHANICS, M A I N TE NA NC E -------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

423
A1A

4.7 6
4.7 6

5.02
5.04

4 .3 4 4 .3 4 -

5.26
5.26

332

47

_

I

-

_

-

-

_

-

-

5.03
5.0 3

5.32
5.32

4 .7 8 -

5.37

-

4 .7 8 -

5.37

73
73

4 .0 4
4.0 4

4.2 2
4.2 2

3 .6 0 3 .6 0 -

4.31
4.3 1

-

PAINTERS, MA IN TE NA NC E --------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

24

4.3 7

4 .3 8

4 .0 7 -

4 .7 5

-

23

4 .4 1

4 .3 9

4 .0 8 -

155
155

4.7 9
4.7 9

4 .6 7
4.6 7

4 .3 5 -

5.28

-

4 .3 5 -

5 .2 8

”

TOOL AND DIE MAKERS ----------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

317

5.5 4

317

5.5 4

5.68
5.68

A6

-

18
18

2

5

-

-

11

5

-

121

25
9

-

2

15
15

121

15

3
3

~

2

-

1

6

-

3

1

2

i

1
1

7

15

-

-

_

_

-

_

26

-

-

*

2
2

-

15
15

-

6
6

-

-

6

1

A

_

6

2

1

4

-

10

2
2

“

1
-

5
5
5

1
1
-

-

19
19

_

_

-

-

5
5

8
8

6

_

26
-

2

_

-

-

10

10

_

-

2
2

7
7

A
A

1

9

_

8

10
10

7
7

-

_

3
3
-

_

8

-

-

-

i
8
8

1

_

-

-

-

13
13

8
8

22
22

-

-

“

“

23
23

_

_

-

-

41
41

4
A

6

1

5

-

-

_

18
18

4
4

1
1

46

3
3

-

46

6
6

-

“

37

-

_

-

-

-

_

37

~

-

*

1

2

3

1

2

3

_

_

-

-

6
6

-

_

-

39
30
9

5 .5 7 -

5.84

15

5.84

15

_

-

3
3

1
1
-

A
4
-

*

2

-

2

“

-

5

5

_

5

-

_

1

_

_

_

5

5

-

5

-

-

1

*

-

“

69

_

6

1
1

2
2

68

1
1

3

-

-

68

3

“

8

4

-

86

8

4

141
141

69

5 .5 7 -

_

1
1

3

-

22
22

“

"

i

2

-

3

-

3
3

2

8
8

6
6

i
i

1C
10

17
17

-

-

-

90
90

2
29
29

-

15

-

_

*

-

_

_

-

1
1

-

_

*

-

2
2

-

179
179

_

-

_

*

-

-

_

26
26

-

2
2

4

3
3

-

-

_

*

-

-

-

17
8

2

-

-

2

2
2

2

-

-

-

2

-

_

-

137
137

_

2

-

_

*

“

-

1

-

5
3

_

i

_
-

65
36
29
29

4

-

_

-

8
3

A

15

_
-

-

A
4

-

_

_
-

13

73

-

“

_
-

13

73

-

i

12
12

9
9

3

-

i

32
32

1

17

3

*

2
2

8
8

17

-

5
5
-

10
-

11

129
129

-

“

3
3

I
1

-

8
8

8
8

4 .8 2

PIPEFITTERS, MA IN TE NA NC E ----------M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

1
1

4
A

“

OILERS --------------------------------MA N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------

6

“

-

1

*

86
86




-

1

_

M I L L WR IG HT S --------------------------MA NU F A C T U R I N G ---------------------

See footnotes at end of tables.

.

“

-

“

7

-

-

“

-

2
2

A6

"

“

2

*
-

12
12

-

2
2

6

13
13

7
7

41
41

86

-

11

Table A -5 .

Custodial and m aterial m ovem ent occupations

(Average straight-time hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111. , February 1971)
Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of-

Hourly earnings3

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Mean 2

M edian2

*
1 .7 0

(
1 .8 0

%

i

*
2 .2 0

$
2.3 0

s
2.4 0

$
2 .6 C

%

3 .0 0

$
3.4 0

3.6C

*
3.8 0

$
4.0 0

%

2 .8 C

$
3.2 0

%

2 .0 C

S
2.1 0

%

1 .9 0

4.2C

4.4C

1
4 .6 0

s
$
A . 80 5 . 0 0

1.8 0

1 .9 0

2.0 0

2.1 0

2.2 0

2.3 0

2 .4 0

2.6 0

2.8 0

3 .0 0

3 .2 0

3 .4 0

3 .6 0

3.8 0

4 .0 0

4.2 0

4.4 0

4 .6 C

4.8 0

5 .0 0 over

6

7

28

5

4

5

4

36

45

7

A

$
1 .6 C

,

-

-

4

5

4

36

45

7

-

-

-

-

-

_

-

_
-

and
60 un de r

Middle range 2

1 .7 C

and

MEN
GU AR DS AND WATC HM EN
MA NU FA CT UR IN G — -------------------

156

$
3.68

$
4.12

$
$
2.87- 4.32

GUARDS
M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

4.19

4.11- 4.35

9

105

4.16

WA TCHMEN
MA N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------

51

2.69

2.82

2.47- 2.87

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

-

-

6

7

24

5

JANITORS, PORTERS, AND CLEA NE RS --M A N U FA CT UR IN G --------------------NONMAf FACT UR IN G ----------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S ---------------

500
388
112
38

3.21
3.40
2.55
3.10

3.24
3.49
2.56
3.32

2.662.842.082.83-

5

9
i
8

2
2
2

-

4

5
-

1C
1C
-

i
i
-

19
3
16
-

12
6
6
-

39
32
7
1

49
41
8
A

63
45
18
10

31
28
3
"

33
20
13
13

27
23
4
4

9
5
4
4

159
156
3
-

28
28
-

-

-

LABORERS, M A TE RI AL H A ND LI NG -------M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------

695
456
239

3.72
3.63
3.90

3.97
3.95
4.09

3.04- 4.08
3.03- 4.05
3.35- 4.75

-

-

3
3
-

-

2
1
1

_
-

18

-

18

9
3
6

35
15
20

13
11
2

78
78
-

18
18
*

9
7
2

64
51
13

10
7
3

107
65
42

179
178
1

10
9
1

10
3
7

OROER
FI LL ER S -----------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

151
60

3.82
3.89

3.95
4.09

3.57- 4.03
3.24- 4.23

-

_

-

“

“

68
“

23
23

8
8

-

"

11
8

18

“

14
12

_

”

PACKERS, S H IP PI NG -------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

109
108

4.04
4.05

4.14
4.14

4.12- 4.17
4.12- 4.17

-

-

-

-

-

6
6

1
1

R E CE IV IN G C L E R K S -------- ------------ —
MA N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------

65
20
45

3.50
3.52
3.49

3.76
3.39
3.77

3.15- 3.95
3.09- 3.90
3.22- 3.96

1
1
-

3
3

1
1

5
5
-

SHIP PI NG CL ER KS ---------------------M A NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------NO NM A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------

47
31
16

3.77
3.93
3.45

3.49
3.59
3.25

3.26- 4.39
3.41- 4.49

6

SHIP PI NG AND RECE IV IN G C L ER KS -----M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

41
38

3.35
3.29

3.44
3.43

2.98- 3.54
2.96- 3.50

TRUCKD RI VE RS
------------------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G --------------------N O NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------PUBLIC UT ILITIES ---------------

483
121
362
182

4.17
3.88
4.26
4.82

4.08
4.04
4.15
4.85

4.013.684.034.82-

TRUCKDRIVERS, LIGHT IUNOER
1 - 1 / 2 TONS) --------------------------------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

38
17

2.87
3.61

3.08
3.19

2.08- 3.38
3.13- 4.21

_

TR UC KDRIVERS, ME DI UM (1-1/2 TO
AND INCLUDING 4 TONS) ----------MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------------N O N M A N UF AC TU RI NG -----------------

39
23
16

3.50
3.40
3.66

3.34
3.34
3.40

3.18- 3.69
3.14- 3.66
3.24- 4.05

.

TR UC KD RI VE RS , HEAVY (OVER 4 TONS,
TR AI LE R TYPE) --------------------M A N U FA CT UR IN G --------------------N U N M A N UF AC TU RI NG -----------------

228
15
213

4.29
4.30
4.29

4.08
4.45
4.08

4.03- 4.83
3.99- 4.49
4.04- 4.83

TRUCKERS, POWER (FORKLIFT) --------MA NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

1,008
966

3.88
3.89

4.11
4.11

3.56- 4.18
3.56- 4.19

-

-

4
12
12

“

4.83
4.10
4.85
4.88

-

_

“
2
2
*

4
A

-

-

9
9

112
1
111

*

-

2
2

-

-

6

2

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

*

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

-

_

_

6

5

-

_

-

_

-

_

-

-

99
99

-

-

-

-

-

13
5
8

-

7
7

20
5
15

3
3

6
4
2

-

-

-

-

*

*

1
1
-

11
6
5

9
9
-

1
1

5
3
2

A
3
1

3
3

2
1
1

2
2

-

3
3
-

6
6

A
4

-

-

1

-

4
2

-

-

-

-

-

”

i

22
19
3

180

-

1
-

6

-

-

6

-

C
D




<■
*
1
rO
'

See footnotes at end of tables.

3.94
3.95
3.0C
3.39

6

_

_

-

1
1

-

-

4
4

-

-

6

_

_

-

_

-

_

6

-

_

-

_

i

_

20
5
15

.

_

_

.

6

_

_

_

6

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

6
6

_

_

_

9
9

4
"

i

5

ii
10
1

11
5
6

i

-

-

-

_

7
7

29
29

9
2
7

“
14
8
6

_

_

~

6
6

184
56
128
~

11
11

4
4

4
4

2
2

3
2
1

_

“

2
2

14
9
5
2

6

*

_

84
81

127

11
11

-

180
180

_

_

_

_

_

3

_

*

”

_

“

-

5
2
3

127

-

11
11
“

196
196

104
100

38
4

343
342

185
185

1
1

-

-

*

-

6

-

-

~

2
2
-

-

_

21
21

-

_

3

77

_

77

2
2

“

5
5

8
8

12

T a b le A -5 .

Custodial and m aterial m ovem ent occupations---- Continued

(Average straight-time hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111. , February 1971)




13

F o o tn o te s

1 S t a n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t th e w o r k w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p l o 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 i m e s a l a r i e s ( e x c l u s i v e o f p a y f o 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 n d th e e a r n in g s c o r r e s p o n d to t h e s e w e e k ly h o u r s .
2 T h e m e a n is c o m p u t e d f o r e a c h j o b b y t o t a lin g th e e a r n in g s o f a l l w o r k e r s a n d d iv id in g b y th e 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 i t i o n — h a lf o f th e e m p l o y e e s s u r v e y e d r e c e i v e m o r e th a n th e r a t e s h o w n ; h a lf r e c e i v e l e s s th a n th e r a t e s h o w n . T h e m i d d le r a n g e is d e f in e d b y
2 r a t e s o f p a y ; a f o u r t h o f th e w o r k e r s e a r n l e s s th a n th e l o w e r o f t h e s e r a t e s a n d a fo u r t h e a r n m o r e th a n th e h ig h e r r a t e .
3 E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a nd la t e s h if t s .




A p p e n d ix .

O c c u p a tio n a l D e s c rip tio n s

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

OFFICE
BILLER,

MACHINE

CLERK,

FILE

Prepares statements, b ills, and invoices on a machine other than an ordinary or electromatic typewriter.
May also keep records as to billings or shipping charges or perform other
clerical work incidental to billing operations. For wage study purposes, b ille rs, machine, are
classified by type of machine, as follows:
B iller, machine (billing machine). Uses a special billing machine (Moon Hopkins, Elliott
Fisher, Burroughs, etc., which are combination typing and adding machines) to prepare bills
and invoices from custom ers' purchase ord ers, internally prepared orders, shipping m em o­
randums, etc. Usually involves application of predetermined discounts and shipping charges,
and entry of n ecessary extensions, which m ay or may not be computed on the billing machine,
and totals which are automatically accumulated by machine. The operation usually involves
a large number of carbon copies of the bill being prepared and is often done on a fanfold
machine.
B iller, machine (bookkeeping machine). U ses a bookkeeping machine (Sundstrand, Elliott
F ish er, Remington Rand, e tc., which m ay or m ay not have typewriter keyboard) to prepare
custom ers' bills as part of the accounts receivable operation. Generally involves the sim ulta­
neous entry of figures on custom ers' ledger record. The machine automatically accumulates
figures on a number of vertical columns and computes, and usually prints automatically the
debit or credit balances. Does not involve a knowledge of bookkeeping. Works from uniform
and standard types of sales and credit slips.

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates a bookkeeping machine (Remington Rand, Elliott F ish er, Sundstrand, Burroughs,
National Cash R egister, with or without a typewriter keyboard) to keep a record of business
transactions.
C lass A .
Keeps a set of records requiring a knowledge of and experience in basic
bookkeeping principles, and fam iliarity with the structure of the particular accounting system
used. Determines proper records and distribution of debit and credit items to be used in each
phase of the work. May prepare consolidated reports, balance sheets, and other records
by hand.
Class B. Keeps a record of one or more phases or sections of a set of records usually
requiring little knowledge of basic bookkeeping. Phases or sections include accounts payable,
payroll, custom ers' accounts (not including a simple type of billing described under biller,
machine), cost distribution, expense distribution, inventory control, etc. May check or assist
in preparation of trial balances and prepare control sheets for the accounting department.
CLERK,

ACCOUNTING

C lass A . Under general direction of a bookkeeper or accountant, has responsibility for
keeping one or more sections of a complete set of books or records relating to one phase
of an establishm ent's business 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 experi­
ence in making proper assignations and allocations. May a ssist in preparing, adjusting, and
closing journal entries; and m ay direct class B accounting clerks.
C lass B. Under supervision, perform s one or more routine accounting operations such
as posting iim ple 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 knowl­
edge of accounting and bookkeeping principles but is found in offices in which the m ore routine
accounting work is subdivided on a functional basis among several workers.




14

C lass A . In an established filing system containing a number of varied subject matter
file s , classifies and indexes file m aterial such as correspondence, reports, technical docu­
m ents, etc. May also file this m aterial. May keep records of various types in conjunction
with the files.
May lead a sm all group of lower level file clerks.

C lass B. Sorts, codes, and files unclassified m aterial by simple ( subject matter) head­
ings or partly classified m aterial by finer subheadings. Prepares simple related index and
cro ss-refere n ce aids. As requested, locates clearly identified m aterial in files and forwards
m aterial.
May perform related clerical tasks required to maintain and service files.
C lass C . Perform s routine filing of m aterial that has already been classified or which
is easily classified in a simple serial classification system (e .g ., alphabetical, chronological,
or numerical). As requested, locates readily available m aterial in files and forwards m a­
terial; and may fill out withdrawal charge. Perform s simple clerical and manual tasks re­
quired to maintain and service files.
CLERK,

ORDER

Receives custom ers' orders for m aterial or merchandise by m ail, phone, or personally.
Duties involve any combination of the following: Quoting prices to custom ers; making out an order
sheet listing the item s to make up the order; checking prices and quantities of items on order
sheet; and distributing order sheets to respective departments to be filled. May check with credit
department to determine credit rating of custom er, acknowledge receipt of orders from custom ers,
follow up orders to see that they have been filled, keep file of orders received, and check shipping
invoices with original orders.

CLERK,

PAYR O LL

Computes wages of company employees and enters the necessary data on the payroll
sheets. Duties involve: Calculating workers' earnings based on time or production records; and
posting calculated data on payroll sheet, showing information such as w orker's name, working
days, time, rate, deductions for insurance, and total wages due. May make out paychecks and
a ssist paymaster in making up and distributing pay envelopes. May use a calculating machine.

COM PTOM ETER OPERATOR
Prim ary duty is to operate a Comptometer to perform mathematical computations. This
job is not to be confused with that of statistical or other type of clerk, which may involve fr e ­
quent use of a Comptometer but, in which, use of this machine is incidental to performance of
other duties.
KEYPUNCH OPERATOR

C lass A . Operates a numerical and/or alphabetical or combination keypunch machine to
transcribe data from various source documents to keypunch tabulating cards. Perform s same
tasks as lower level keypunch operator but, in addition, work requires application of coding
skills and the making of some determinations, for example, locates on the source document
the items to be punched; extracts information from several documents; and searches for and
interprets information on the document to determine information to be punched. May train
inexperienced operators.

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S E C R E T A R Y ----Continued

iontinued

C la s s B.
U nder c lo s e s u p e r v is io n o r fo llo w in g s p e c ific p r o c e d u r e s o r in s tru ctio n s ,
t r a n s c r ib e s data fr o m s o u r c e d o cu m e n ts to punched c a r d s .
O p e ra te s a n u m e r ica l a n d /o r
a lp h a b e tica l o r c o m b in a tio n keypunch m a ch in e to keypunch tabulating c a r d s . M ay v e r ify c a r d s .
W orking f r o m v a r io u s sta n d a rd ize d s o u r c e d o c u m e n ts , fo llo w s s p e c ifie d s e q u e n c e s w hich have
been c o d e d o r p r e s c r ib e d in d e ta il and r e q u ir e little o r no s e le c t in g , c o d in g , o r in te rp re tin g
o f data to be punched. P r o b le m s a r is in g fr o m e r r o n e o u s ite m s o r c o d e s , m is s in g in fo r m a tio n ,
e t c ., a r e r e fe r r e d to s u p e r v is o r .

d.
S e c r e t a r y to the h ead o f an in divid u al plant, fa c t o r y , etc. (o r oth er equ ivalent le v e l
o f o ffic ia l) that e m p lo y s , in a ll, o v e r 5, 000 p e r s o n s ; o r
e. S e c r e t a r y to the head o f a la r g e and im p ortan t o rg a n iz a tio n a l segm en t ( e .g ., a m id dle
m an agem en t s u p e r v is o r o f an o rg a n iz a tio n a l segm en t often in volvin g as m any as s e v e r a l
hun dred p e r s o n s ) o f a co m p a n y that e m p lo y s , in a ll, o v e r 25, 000 p e r s o n s .
C la s s C

O F F IC E BOY OR G IR L
P e r f o r m s v a rio u s rou tin e duties such as running e r r a n d s , o p e ra tin g m in o r o ffic e m a ­
c h in es such as s e a le r s o r m a ile r s , opening and d istrib u tin g m a il, and o th e r m in o r c l e r i c a l w ork .

SECR ETA RY
A s s ig n e d as p e r s o n a l s e c r e t a r y , n o r m a lly to one in divid u al. M aintains a c lo s e and highly
r e s p o n s iv e r e la tio n s h ip to the d a y - t o -d a y w o r k a c t iv it ie s o f the s u p e r v is o r . W orks f a ir ly in d e ­
pend ently r e c e iv in g a m in im u m o f d e ta ile d s u p e r v is io n and gu id a n ce .
P e r f o r m s v a r ie d c le r i c a l
and s e c r e t a r ia l d u tie s , u s u a lly in clu d in g m o s t o f the fo llo w in g : (a) R e c e iv e s telep h on e c a lls ,
p e r s o n a l c a l le r s , and in co m in g m a il, a n s w e r s rou tin e in q u ir ie s , and r o u te s the te c h n ica l in q u irie s
to the p r o p e r p e r s o n s ; (b) e s t a b lis h e s , m a in ta in s, and r e v is e s the s u p e r v is o r 's f il e s ; (c) m aintain s
the s u p e r v is o r 's ca le n d a r and m ak es app oin tm en ts as in s tru cte d ; (d) r e la y s m e s s a g e s f r o m s u p e r ­
v is o r to s u b o r d in a te s ; (e) r e v ie w s c o r r e s p o n d e n c e , m e m o ra n d u m s , and r e p o r t s p r e p a r e d by o th e rs
fo r the s u p e r v is o r 's sign atu re to a s s u r e p r o c e d u r a l and ty p o g ra p h ic a c c u r a c y ; and (f) p e r fo r m s
s te n o g ra p h ic and typing w o rk .
M ay a ls o p e r fo r m o th er c l e r i c a l and s e c r e t a r ia l task s o f c o m p a r a b le nature and d iffic u lty .
The w ork t y p ic a lly r e q u ir e s k n ow ledge o f o ffic e rou tin e and u n d erstand ing o f the o rg a n iz a tio n ,
p r o g r a m s , and p r o c e d u r e s re la te d to the w o rk o f the s u p e r v is o r .
E x clu s io n s
Not a ll p o s itio n s that a r e title d " s e c r e t a r y " p o s s e s s the a b ove c h a r a c t e r is t i c s . E x a m p le s
of p o s itio n s w h ich a r e e x clu d e d fr o m the d e fin itio n a r e as fo llo w s ; (a) P o s itio n s w h ich d o not m e e t
the " p e r s o n a l ” s e c r e t a r y c o n c e p t d e s c r ib e d a b o v e ; (b) s te n o g r a p h e r s not fu lly tra in e d in s e c r e t a r ia l
type d u ties ; (c) s te n o g r a p h e r s s e r v in g as o ffic e a s s is ta n ts to a g r o u p o f p r o fe s s io n a l, t e c h n ica l,
o r m a n a g e r ia l p e r s o n s ; (d) s e c r e t a r y p o s itio n s in w h ich the d u ties a r e e ith e r su b sta n tia lly m o r e
rou tin e o r s u b sta n tia lly m o r e c o m p le x and r e s p o n s ib le than th o se c h a r a c t e r iz e d in the d e fin itio n ;
and (e) a s s is ta n t type p o s itio n s w h ich in v o lv e m o r e d iffic u lt o r m o r e r e s p o n s ib le t e c h n ica l, ad m in ­
is tr a t iv e , s u p e r v is o r y , o r s p e c ia liz e d c l e r i c a l du ties w h ich a r e not ty p ic a l o f s e c r e t a r ia l Work.
N O T E : The t e r m " c o r p o r a t e o f f i c e r , " u se d in the le v e l d e fin itio n s fo llo w in g , r e fe r s to
th ose o f fic ia ls w ho have a s ig n ific a n t c o r p o r a t e -w id e p o licy m a k in g r o le w ith r e g a r d to m a jo r
co m p a n y a c t iv it ie s . The title " v i c e p r e s id e n t ," though n o r m a lly in d ica tiv e o f this r o le , d o e s not
in a ll c a s e s id en tify such p o s itio n s . V ic e p r e s id e n ts w hose p r im a r y r e s p o n s ib ilit y is to a c t p e r ­
s o n a lly on individ ual c a s e s o r tr a n s a c tio n s ( e .g ., a p p ro v e o r deny in divid u al loan o r c r e d it a c tio n s ;
a d m in is te r individ ual tru s t a c c o u n ts ; d ir e c t ly s u p e r v is e a c l e r i c a l staff) a r e not c o n s id e r e d to be
" c o r p o r a t e o f f i c e r s " f o r p u rp o s e s o f app lyin g the fo llo w in g le v e l d e fin it io n s .
C la s s A
all,

a. S e c r e t a r y to the c h a irm a n o f the b o a r d o r p r e s id e n t o f a co m p a n y that e m p lo y s , in
o v e r 100 but fe w e r than 5 ,0 0 0 p e r s o n s ; o r

b. S e c r e t a r y to a c o r p o r a t e o f f i c e r (o th e r than the ch a ir m a n o f the b o a r d o r p re s id e n t)
o f a com p a n y that e m p lo y s , in a ll, o v e r 5, 000 but fe w e r than 25, 000 p e r s o n s ; o r
c.
S e c r e t a r y to the head (im m e d ia te ly b e lo w
segm en t o r s u b s id ia r y o f a co m p a n y that e m p lo y s ,

the c o r p o r a t e o f f i c e r le v e l) o f a m a jo r
in a ll, o v e r 2 5 ,0 0 0 p e r s o n s .

C la s s B

a ll,

a. S e c r e t a r y to the c h a irm a n o f the b o a r d o r p r e s id e n t o f a co m p a n y that e m p lo y s , in
fe w e r than 100 p e r s o n s ; o r

b. S e c r e t a r y to a c o r p o r a t e o f f i c e r (o th e r than the ch a irm a n o f the b o a r d o r p r e s id e n t)
o f a com p a n y that e m p lo y s , in a ll, o v e r 100 but fe w e r than 5 ,0 0 0 p e r s o n s ; o r
c . S e c r e t a r y to the head (im m e d ia te ly b e lo w the o f f i c e r le v e l) o v e r e ith e r a m a jo r
c o r p o r a t e -w id e fu n ctio n a l a ctiv ity ( e .g ., m a r k e tin g , r e s e a r c h , o p e r a t io n s , in d u s tr ia l r e la tio n s , e tc .) or~a m a jo r g e o g r a p h ic o r o rg a n iz a tio n a l se g m e n t ( e .g ., a r e g io n a l h e a d q u a r te r s;
a m a jo r d iv isio n ) o f a co m p a n y that e m p lo y s , in a ll, o v e r 5, 000 but fe w e r than 2 5 ,0 0 0
e m p lo y e e s ; o r




a. S e c r e t a r y to an e x e c u tiv e o r m a n a g e r ia l p e r s o n w h ose r e s p o n s ib ilit y is not equ ivalent •
to one o f the s p e c ific le v e l situ ation s in the d efin ition f o r c la s s B, but w h ose su bordin ate staff
n o r m a lly n u m b e rs at le a s t s e v e r a l d oz en e m p lo y e e s and is u su a lly d iv id ed into o rg a n iz a tion a l
se gm e n ts w h ich a r e often , in turn, fu r th e r su bd ivid ed . In s om e c o m p a n ie s , this le v e l in clu d es
a w id e ran ge o f o rg a n iz a tio n a l e c h e lo n s ; in o t h e r s , on ly on e o r tw o; o r
b. S e c r e t a r y to the h ead o f an in divid u al plant, fa c t o r y , e tc. (o r o th e r equ ivalen t le v e l
o f o ffic ia l) that e m p lo y s , in a ll, fe w e r than 5, 000 p e r s o n s .
C la s s D
a. S e c r e t a r y to the s u p e r v is o r o r head o f a sm a ll or g a n iz a tio n a l unit ( e .g ., fe w e r than
about 25 o r 30 p e r s o n s ); o r
b.
S e c r e t a r y to a n o n s u p e r v is o r y sta ff s p e c ia lis t , p r o fe s s io n a l e m p lo y e e , a d m in is tr a ­
tiv e o f f i c e r , o r a s s is ta n t, s k ille d te c h n icia n o r ex p e r t.
(N O T E ; M any c o m p a n ie s a s s ig n
s te n o g r a p h e r s , ra th e r than s e c r e t a r ie s as d e s c r ib e d a b o v e , to this le v e l of s u p e r v is o r y o r
n o n s u p e r v is o r y w o r k e r .)
S T E N O G R A PH E R ,

GENERAL

P r im a r y duty is to take d icta tion in v olv in g a n o r m a l rou tin e v o c a b u la r y fr o m one o r m o r e
p e r s o n s e ith e r in shorthand o r b y Stenotype o r s im ila r m a ch in e; and t r a n s c r ib e d icta tion . M ay
a ls o type fr o m w ritte n c o p y . M ay m aintain f i l e s , k eep s im p le r e c o r d s , o r p e r fo r m oth er r e la tiv e ly
rou tin e c le r i c a l ta s k s .
M ay op e ra te fr o m a sten og ra p h ic p o o l.
D oes not in clu d e tr a n s c r ib in g m a ch in e w o rk . (See tr a n s c r ib in g -m a c h in e o p e r a t o r .)

S T E N O G R A PH E R ,

SENIOR

P r im a r y duty is to take d icta tion in v olv in g a v a r ie d te c h n ica l o r s p e c ia liz e d v o c a b u la r y
such as in le g a l b r ie fs o r r e p o r t s on s c ie n tific r e s e a r c h f r o m one o r m o r e p e r s o n s e ith e r in s h o r t ­
hand o r b y Stenotype o r s im ila r -m achine; and t r a n s c r ib e d icta tio n . M ay a ls o type fr o m w ritten
copy.
M ay a ls o s e t up and m aintain f il e s , k eep r e c o r d s , e tc .
OR
P e r fo r m s ste n o g ra p h ic d u ties r e q u ir in g s ig n ific a n tly g r e a te r in d epend ence and r e s p o n s i­
b ilit y than s te n o g r a p h e r s , g e n e r a l as ev id e n c e d b y the fo llo w in g : W ork r e q u ir e s high d e g r e e o f
s te n o g ra p h ic sp e e d and a c c u r a c y ; and a th orou gh w ork in g k n ow ledge o f g e n e r a l b u s in e s s and o ffic e
p r o c e d u r e s and o f the s p e c ific b u s in e s s o p e r a tio n s , o r g a n iz a tio n , p o l ic i e s , p r o c e d u r e s , f il e s ,
w o rk flo w , e t c .
U ses this know ledge in p e r fo r m in g s ten og ra p h ic duties and r e s p o n s ib le c le r i c a l
ta sk s such a s , m aintain ing fo llo w u p f il e s ; a s s e m b lin g m a t e r ia l f o r r e p o r t s , m e m o ra n d u m s , le tt e r s ,
e t c .; c o m p o s in g sim p le le tte r s fr o m g e n e r a l in s tru ctio n s ; read in g and routin g in com in g m a il; and
an sw e rin g rou tin e q u e s tio n s , e t c .
D oes not in clu d e tr a n s c r ib in g -m a c h in e w ork .
SW ITC H B O A RD O P E R A T O R
C la s s A . O p e r a te s a s in g le - o r m u ltip le -p o s itio n telep h on e sw itc h b o a r d handling in com in g ,
o u tgoin g, in tra pla n t o r o f fi c e c a lls . P e r f o r m s fu ll telep h on e in fo r m a tio n s e r v ic e o r han dles
c o m p le x c a l ls , su ch as c o n fe r e n c e , c o ll e c t , o v e r s e a s , o r s im ila r c a lls , e ith e r in add ition to
doing rou tin e w o rk as d e s c r ib e d f o r sw itc h b o a r d o p e r a t o r , c la s s B , o r as a fu ll-t im e
a s s ig n m e n t. ( " F u l l" te le p h o n e in fo r m a tio n s e r v ic e o c c u r s w hen the e s ta b lis h m e n t has v a r ie d
fu n ctio n s that a r e not r e a d ily u n d erstan d able f o r telep h on e in fo r m a tio n p u r p o s e s , e .g ., b e c a u s e
o f o v e r la p p in g o r in te r r e la t e d fu n c tio n s , and c o n s e q u e n tly p r e s e n t freq u en t p r o b le m s as to
w h ich e x te n s io n s a r e a p p ro p r ia te f o r c a lls .)
C la s s B . O p e r a te s a s in g le - o r m u ltip le -p o s itio n telep h on e s w itch b o a rd handling in com in g ,
o u tgo in g, in tra pla n t o r o f fi c e c a l ls . M ay han dle rou tin e lon g d is ta n ce c a lls and r e c o r d t o lls .
M a y p e r f o r m lim it e d tele p h o n e in fo r m a tio n s e r v ic e . ( " L im it e d " telep h on e in fo r m a tio n s e r v ic e
o c c u r s if the fu n ctio n s o f the e s ta b lis h m e n t s e r v ic e d a r e r e a d ily u n d erstan d able f o r telep h on e
in fo r m a tio n p u r p o s e s , o r i f the r e q u e s ts a r e rou tin e, e .g ., givin g e x te n s io n n u m b ers when
s p e c i fi c n a m e s a r e fu r n is h e d , o r if c o m p le x c a l ls a r e r e fe r r e d to an other o p e r a to r .)

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SW ITC H B O A RD O P E R A T O R -R E C E P T IO N IS T

TA B U L A T IN G -M A C H IN E O P E R A T O R — Continued

In add ition to p e r fo r m in g duties o f o p e r a t o r on a s in g le -p o s it io n o r m o n ito r -t y p e sw itc h ­
b o a r d , a c ts as r e c e p t io n is t and m a y a ls o type o r p e r fo r m rou tin e c le r i c a l w o rk as part o f re g u la r
d u tie s .
T h is typing o r c l e r i c a l w o rk m ay take the m a jo r part o f this w o r k e r 's tim e w h ile at
s w itch b o a rd .

C la s s C . O p e ra te s s im p le tabulating o r e le c t r ic a l accou n tin g m a ch in es such as the
s o r t e r , re p r o d u c in g punch, c o lla t o r , e t c ., with s p e c ific in s tru ctio n s . M ay include s im p le
w irin g fr o m d ia g r a m s and s o m e filin g w o rk . The w ork t y p ic a lly in v olv es p ortion s o f a w ork
unit, fo r e x a m p le , individual s o r tin g o r co lla tin g runs o r re p e titiv e o p era tion s.
TR A N SC R IB IN G -M A C H IN E O P E R A T O R ,

GENERAL

TA BU L A T IN G -M A C H IN E O P E R A T O R

C la s s A . O p e ra te s a v a r ie t y o f tabulating o r e l e c t r i c a l a cco u n tin g m a c h in e s , t y p ic a lly
in clu d in g such m a ch in e s as the ta b u la to r , c a lc u la t o r , in t e r p r e t e r , c o ll a t o r , arid o th e r s .
P e r f o r m s c o m p le te r e p o r tin g a s s ig n m e n ts w ithout c lo s e s u p e r v is io n , and p e r fo r m s d iffic u lt
w ir in g as r e q u ir e d .
The c o m p le te r e p o r tin g and tabulating a s s ig n m e n ts t y p ic a lly in v o lv e a
v a r ie t y o f lon g and c o m p le x r e p o r t s w h ich o fte n a r e o f ir r e g u la r o r n o n r e c u r r in g type r e ­
q u irin g s om e planning and se q u e n cin g o f step s to be taken. A s a m o r e e x p e r ie n c e d o p e r a t o r ,
is t y p ic a lly in v o lv e d in tra in in g new o p e r a t o r s in m a ch in e o p e r a t io n s , o r p a r tia lly tra in e d
o p e r a t o r s in w ir in g fr o m d ia g r a m s and o p e ra tin g s e q u e n c e s o f lo n g and c o m p le x r e p o r t s .
D oes not in clu d e w o rk in g s u p e r v is o r s p e r fo r m in g ta b u la tin g -m a ch in e o p e r a tio n s and d a y - t o day s u p e r v is io n o f the w o rk and p r o d u c tio n o f a g ro u p o f ta b u la tin g -m a ch in e o p e r a t o r s .

C la s s B . O p era te s m o r e d iffic u lt tabulating o r e l e c t r i c a l a cco u n tin g m a ch in e s such as the
tabu lator and c a lc u la t o r , in a d d ition to the s o r t e r , r e p r o d u c e r , and c o lla t o r .
T h is w o rk is
p e r fo r m e d under s p e c i fi c in s tru ctio n s and m ay in clu d e the p e r fo r m a n c e o f s o m e w ir in g fr o m
d ia g r a m s . The w o rk t y p ic a lly in v o lv e s , fo r e x a m p le , tabu lation s in volvin g a r e p e titiv e
a ccou n tin g e x e r c i s e , a c o m p le te but s m a ll tabulating study, o r p a rts o f a lo n g e r and m o r e
c o m p le x r e p o r t . Such r e p o r t s and stu d ie s a r e u su a lly o f a r e c u r r in g nature w h e re the p r o ­
c e d u r e s a r e w e ll e s ta b lis h e d . M ay a ls o in clu d e the tra in in g o f new e m p lo y e e s in the b a s ic
o p e r a tio n o f the m a ch in e .

P r im a r y duty is to t r a n s c r ib e d icta tion involving a n orm a l rou tin e v o c a b u la r y fr o m
t r a n s c r ib in g -m a c h in e r e c o r d s . M ay a ls o type fr o m w ritten c o p y and do s im p le c le r i c a l w o rk .
W o r k e r s tr a n s c r ib in g d icta tio n in volvin g a v a r ie d te c h n ica l o r s p e c ia liz e d v o c a b u la r y such as leg a l
b r ie fs o r r e p o r t s on s c ie n t ific r e s e a r c h a r e not in clu d ed . A w o rk e r who takes d icta tion in s h o r t ­
hand o r by Stenotype o r s im ila r m ach in e is c la s s if ie d as a s te n o g ra p h e r, g en era l.
T Y P IST
U ses a ty p e w rite r to m ake c o p ie s o f v a rio u s m a te r ia l o r to m ake out b ills a fter c a lc u la ­
tion s have been m ade by another p e r s o n . M ay includ e typing o f s t e n c ils , m a ts , o r s im ila r m a te ­
r ia ls f o r use in du p licatin g p r o c e s s e s . M ay do c le r i c a l w ork in volvin g little s p e c ia l tra in in g , such
as k eepin g s im p le r e c o r d s , filin g r e c o r d s and r e p o r t s , o r s o r tin g and d istrib u tin g in com in g m a il.
C la s s A . P e r f o r m s one o r m o r e o f the fo llo w in g : Typing m a te r ia l in final fo r m when it
in v o lv e s co m b in in g m a te r ia l fr o m s e v e r a l s o u r c e s o r r e s p o n s ib ilit y fo r c o r r e c t s p ellin g ,
s y lla b ic a tio n , punctuation, e t c ., o f tec h n ica l o r unusual w o rd s o r fo r e ig n language m a te r ia l;
and planning layout and typin g o f c o m p lic a te d s ta tis tic a l ta b les to m aintain u n iform ity and
ba la n ce in sp a cin g . M ay type rou tin e fo r m le tt e r s v a ryin g d eta ils to suit c ir c u m s ta n c e s .
C la s s B . P e r f o r m s one o r m o r e o f the fo llo w in g : C opy typing fr o m rou gh o r c le a r d ra fts;
rou tin e typing o f f o r m s , in s u ra n ce p o l ic i e s , e t c .; and settin g up sim p le standard tabu lation s,
o r co p yin g m o r e c o m p le x ta b le s a lr e a d y setup and s p a ce d p r o p e r ly .

P R O F E S S IO N A L A N D T E C H N IC A L
COM PUTER O PER ATO R

CO M PU TE R PR OG RA M ER ,

M o n ito r s and o p e r a te s the c o n t r o l c o n s o le o f a d ig ita l c o m p u te r to p r o c e s s data a c c o r d in g
to op era tin g in s t r u c t io n s , u su a lly p r e p a r e d b y a p r o g r a m e r . W o r k in clu d e s m o s t o f the f o llo w in g :
S tudies in s tru ctio n s to d e te r m in e e qu ip m en t setup and o p e r a tio n s ; lo a d s equ ipm en t w ith r e q u ir e d
ite m s (tape r e e ls , c a r d s , e t c .) ; s w itc h e s n e c e s s a r y a u x ilia r y equipm ent into c ir c u i t , and sta rts
and o p e r a te s c o m p u te r ; m a k e s a d ju stm e n ts to c o m p u te r to c o r r e c t o p e ra tin g p r o b le m s and m e e t
s p e c ia l c o n d itio n s ; r e v ie w s e r r o r s m a d e du rin g o p e r a tio n and d e te r m in e s c a u s e o r r e fe r s p r o b le m
to s u p e r v is o r o r p r o g r a m e r ; and m ain tain s o p e ra tin g r e c o r d s . M ay t e s t and a s s is t in c o r r e c t in g
program .

C o n v e r ts statem en ts o f b u s in e s s p r o b le m s , t y p ic a lly p r e p a r e d b y a s y s te m s a n a lyst, into
a s e q u e n ce o f d e ta ile d in s tru ctio n s w h ich a r e r e q u ir e d to s o lv e the p r o b le m s b y au tom atic data
p r o c e s s in g equipm ent.
W orkin g f r o m c h a r ts o r d ia g r a m s , the p r o g r a m e r d e v e lo p s the p r e c is e
in s tru ctio n s w h ich , w hen e n te re d into the c o m p u te r s y s t e m in c o d e d lan gu ag e, c a u s e the m an ip u ­
la tio n o f data to a c h ie v e d e s ir e d r e s u lts . W ork in v o lv e s m o s t o f the fo llo w in g : A p p lies know ledge
o f com pu ter c a p a b ilit ie s , m a th e m a tic s , lo g ic em p lo y e d b y c o m p u t e r s , and p a r tic u la r s u b je c t m atter
in v o lv e d to a n a ly z e c h a rts and d ia g r a m s o f the p r o b le m to be p r o g r a m e d .
D e v e lo p s seq u en ce
o f p r o g r a m s te p s , w r it e s d e ta ile d flo w c h a r ts to show o r d e r in w h ich data w ill be p r o c e s s e d ;
c o n v e r ts th e se c h a r ts to c o d e d in s tru ctio n s f o r m a ch in e to fo llo w ; te s t s and c o r r e c t s p r o g r a m s ;
p r e p a r e s in s tru ctio n s f o r o p e ra tin g p e r s o n n e l during p r o d u c tio n run; a n a ly z e s , r e v ie w s , and a lte r s
p r o g r a m s to in c r e a s e o p e ra tin g e f fic ie n c y o r adapt to new r e q u ir e m e n ts ; m ain tain s r e c o r d s o f
p r o g r a m d e v e lo p m e n t and r e v is io n s . (N O T E : W o r k e r s p e r fo r m in g both s y s te m s a n a ly s is and p r o ­
g ra m in g should b e c la s s i f ie d as s y s te m s a n a lysts if th is is the s k ill u s ed to d e te rm in e th e ir p a y.)

F o r w age study p u r p o s e s ,

co m p u te r o p e r a t o r s a r e c la s s i f ie d as f o llo w s :

C la s s A . O p e r a te s in d ep en d en tly, o r u nd er o n ly g e n e r a l d ir e c t io n , a c o m p u te r running
p r o g r a m s w ith m o s t o f the fo llo w in g c h a r a c t e r is t i c s : N ew p r o g r a m s a r e fre q u e n tly te s te d and
in tro d u c e d ; sch ed u lin g r e q u ir e m e n ts a r e o f c r it i c a l im p o rta n ce to m in im iz e do w n tim e ; the
p r o g r a m s a r e o f c o m p le x d e s ig n s o that id e n tific a tio n o f e r r o r s o u r c e o fte n r e q u ire s a w o rk in g
k n ow ledge o f the to t a l p r o g r a m , and a lte rn a te p r o g r a m s m a y not b e a v a ila b le . M ay give
d ir e c t io n and g u id an ce t o lo w e r l e v e l o p e r a t o r s .
G la s s B . O p e r a te s in d ep en d en tly, o r u nd er o n ly g e n e r a l d ir e c t io n , a c o m p u te r running
p r o g r a m s w ith m o s t o f the fo llo w in g c h a r a c t e r is t i c s : M o s t o f the p r o g r a m s a r e e s ta b lis h e d
p r o d u c tio n ru n s, ty p ic a lly run on a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g b a s i s ; th e r e is little o r no testin g
o f new p r o g r a m s r e q u ir e d ; alte rn a te p r o g r a m s a r e p r o v id e d in c a s e o r ig in a l p r o g r a m n eed s
m a jo r change o r cannot b e c o r r e c t e d w ithin a r e a s o n a b le t im e . In c o m m o n e r r o r s itu a tio n s,
d ia g n o s e s c a u s e and ta k es c o r r e c t i v e a ctio n . T h is u s u a lly in v o lv e s app lyin g p r e v io u s ly p r o ­
g r a m e d c o r r e c t i v e s te p s , o r usin g stan dard c o r r e c t i o n te ch n iq u e s.

BUSINESS

D o e s not in clu d e e m p lo y e e s p r im a r ily r e s p o n s ib le f o r the m an agem en t o r s u p e r v is io n o f
o th e r e le c t r o n ic data p r o c e s s in g (E D P ) e m p lo y e e s , o r p r o g r a m e r s p r im a r ily c o n c e r n e d w ith
s c ie n tific a n d /o r e n g in e e rin g p r o b le m s .
F o r w age study p u r p o s e s ,

p r o g r a m e r s a r e c la s s i f ie d as fo llo w s :

C la s s A . W o rk s in depen d en tly o r u nd er on ly g e n e r a l d ir e c t io n on c o m p le x p r o b le m s w h ich
r e q u ir e c o m p e te n c e in a ll p h a se s o f p r o g r a m in g c o n c e p ts and p r a c t ic e s . W ork in g fr o m d ia ­
g r a m s and c h a r ts w h ich id e n tify the nature o f d e s ir e d r e s u lts , m a jo r p r o c e s s in g step s to be
a c c o m p lis h e d , and the re la tio n s h ip s betw een v a r io u s step s o f the p r o b le m s o lv in g rou tin e;
p lan s the fu ll ra n g e o f p r o g r a m in g a ction s n eed ed to e ffic ie n tly u tiliz e the c o m p u te r sy s te m
in ach ie v in g d e s ir e d end p r o d u c ts .

OR
O p e r a te s under d i r e c t s u p e r v is io n a co m p u te r running p r o g r a m s o r se gm e n ts o f p r o g r a m s
w ith the c h a r a c t e r is t ic s d e s c r ib e d fo r c la s s A. M ay a s s is t a h ig h e r le v e l o p e r a t o r b y in d e ­
p en d en tly p e r fo r m in g le s s d iffic u lt ta s k s a s s ig n e d , and p e r fo r m in g d iffic u lt task s fo llo w in g
d e ta ile d in s tru ctio n s and w ith fre q u e n t r e v ie w o f o p e r a tio n s p e r fo r m e d .
C la s s C . W ork s on rou tin e p r o g r a m s under c lo s e s u p e r v is io n .
Is e x p e c te d to d e v e lo p
w ork in g k n ow led ge o f the co m p u te r equipm ent u se d and a b ility to d e te c t p r o b le m s in v o lv e d in
running rou tin e p r o g r a m s . U su a lly has r e c e iv e d s o m e fo r m a l train in g in c o m p u te r o p e r a tio n .
M ay a s s i s t h ig h er l e v e l o p e r a t o r on c o m p le x p r o g r a m s .




A t th is le v e l, p r o g r a m in g is d iffic u lt b e c a u s e co m p u te r equ ipm en t m u st be o r g a n iz e d to
p r o d u c e s e v e r a l in te r r e la t e d but d iv e r s e p r o d u c ts fr o m n u m erou s and d iv e r s e data e lem en ts .
A w id e v a r ie t y and e x te n s iv e n u m b e r o f in tern a l p r o c e s s in g a c tio n s m u st o c c u r . T h is r e q u ir e s
s u ch a c tio n s as d e v e lo p m e n t o f c o m m o n o p e r a tio n s w h ich can be re u s e d , e s ta b lis h m e n t o f
lin k age po in ts be tw e e n o p e r a tio n s , a d ju stm en ts to data w hen p r o g r a m r e q u ir e m e n ts e x c e e d
c o m p u te r s to r a g e c a p a c it y , and su b stan tial m an ipu lation and r e s e q u e n c in g o f data e lem en ts
to f o r m a h ig h ly in te g ra te d p r o g r a m .
M ay p r o v id e fu n ctio n a l d ir e c t io n to lo w e r l e v e l p r o g r a m e r s w ho a r e a s s ig n e d to a s s is t.

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CO M PU TER PR O G RA M ER ,

BUSINESS— Continued

C O M P U T E R SY STE M S A N A L Y S T ,

C la s s B . W o rk s in depen d en tly o r under o n ly g e n e r a l d ir e c t io n on r e la tiv e ly s im p le
p r o g r a m s , o r on s im p le se g m e n ts o f c o m p le x p r o g r a m s .
P r o g r a m s (o r se g m e n ts) u su a lly
p r o c e s s in fo r m a tio n to p r o d u c e data in tw o o r th r e e v a r ie d s e q u e n c e s o r fo r m a t s . R e p o rts
and lis t in g s a r e p r o d u c e d by r e fin in g , adapting, a r r a y in g , o r m aking m in o r add ition s to o r
d e le tio n s fr o m input data w h ich a r e r e a d ily a v a ila b le .
W hile n u m e ro u s r e c o r d s m a y be
p r o c e s s e d , the data have be e n r e fin e d in p r i o r a ctio n s s o that the a c c u r a c y and seq u en cin g
o f data ca n b e te s te d b y using a few rou tin e c h e c k s .
T y p ic a lly , the p r o g r a m d e a ls w ith
rou tin e r e c o r d -k e e p in g type o p e r a tio n s .
OR
W ork s on c o m p le x p r o g r a m s (as d e s c r ib e d fo r c la s s A) u nd er c lo s e d ir e c t io n o f a h igh e r
le v e l p r o g r a m e r o r s u p e r v is o r .
M ay a s s is t h igh e r l e v e l p r o g r a m e r b y indepen d en tly p e r ­
fo rm in g l e s s d iffic u lt ta sk s a s s ig n e d , and p e r fo r m in g m o r e d iffic u lt ta sk s under f a ir ly c lo s e
d ir e c t io n .
M ay guide o r in s tr u c t lo w e r le v e l p r o g r a m e r s .

BUSINESS

A n a ly z e s b u s in e s s p r o b le m s to fo r m u la te p r o c e d u r e s fo r s o lv in g th em b y u se o f e le c t r o n ic
data p r o c e s s in g equ ipm en t. D e v e lo p s a c o m p le te d e s c r ip tio n o f a ll s p e c ific a t io n s n e e d e d to enable
p r o g r a m e r s to p r e p a r e r e q u ir e d d ig ita l c o m p u te r p r o g r a m s . W ork in v o lv e s m o s t o f the fo llo w in g ;
A n a ly z e s s u b je c t-m a t t e r o p e r a tio n s to be au tom ated and id e n tifie s c o n d itio n s and c r it e r i a r e q u ir e d
to a c h ie v e s a t is fa c t o r y r e s u lt s ; s p e c ifie s n u m b er and types o f r e c o r d s , f il e s , and d ocu m en ts to
be u s e d ; ou tlin es a c tio n s to be p e r fo r m e d b y p e r s o n n e l and co m p u te r s in s u ffic ie n t d e ta il f o r
p r e s e n ta tio n to m an agem en t and f o r p r o g r a m in g (ty p ic a lly th is in v o lv e s p r e p a r a tio n o f w o rk and
data flo w c h a r t s ); c o o r d in a t e s the d e v e lo p m e n t o f te st p r o b le m s and p a r t ic ip a t e s in t r ia l runs o f
new and r e v is e d s y s t e m s ; and r e c o m m e n d s equipm ent ch a n g e s to obtain m o r e e ffe c t iv e o v e r a ll
o p e r a tio n s . (N O T E : W o r k e r s p e r fo r m in g both s y s te m s a n a ly s is and p r o g r a m in g should be c l a s ­
s ifie d as s y s te m s a n a ly sts i f this is the s k ill u s e d to d e te r m in e th e ir p ay.)
D o e s not in clu d e e m p lo y e e s p r im a r ily r e s p o n s ib le f o r the m an agem en t o r s u p e r v is io n o f
oth er e le c t r o n ic data p r o c e s s in g (E D P) e m p lo y e e s , o r s y s te m s an a lysts p r im a r ily c o n c e r n e d w ith
s c ie n t ific o r e n g in ee rin g p r o b le m s .
F o r w age study p u r p o s e s ,

d ir e c t io n

C la s s C . W ork s under im m e d ia te s u p e r v is io n , c a r r y in g out a n a ly s e s as a s s ig n e d , u su ally
o f a s in g le a c tiv ity . A s s ig n m e n ts a re d es ig n e d to d ev e lo p and expand p r a c t ic a l e x p e r ie n c e
in the a p p lica tio n o f p r o c e d u r e s and s k ills r e q u ir e d f o r s y s te m s a n a ly s is w ork . F o r ex a m p le,
m ay a s s is t a h ig h e r le v e l s y s te m s an a lyst b y p r e p a r in g the d eta iled s p e c ific a t io n s re q u ir e d
b y p r o g r a m e r s fr o m in fo rm a tio n d ev e lo p e d b y the h ig h er le v e l analyst.

to lo w e r le v e l s y s te m s a n a lysts w ho a r e a s s ig n e d

C la s s A . P la n s the g ra p h ic p r e s e n ta tio n o f c o m p le x item s having d is tin c tiv e d esig n
fe a tu r e s that d iffe r s ig n ific a n tly fr o m e s ta b lis h e d d raftin g p r e c e d e n ts . W ork s in c lo s e su p­
p o r t w ith the d e s ig n o r ig in a to r , and m a y r e c o m m e n d m in o r d e s ig n ch a n g es.
A n a ly ze s the
e ffe c t o f ea ch change on the d e ta ils o f fo r m , fu n ction , and p o s itio n a l r e la tio n s h ip s o f c o m ­
pon en ts and p a r t s .
W o rk s w ith a m in im u m o f s u p e r v is o r y a s s is ta n c e .
C o m p leted w o rk is
r e v ie w e d b y d e s ig n o r ig in a to r f o r c o n s is t e n c y w ith p r i o r en gin eerin g d e te rm in a tio n s .
M ay
e ith e r p r e p a r e d ra w in g s, o r d ir e c t th e ir p r e p a r a tio n b y lo w e r le v e l d ra ftsm en .
C la s s B . P e r f o r m s n on routine and c o m p le x d raftin g a s s ig n m en ts that r e q u ir e the a p p li­
ca tio n o f m o s t o f the sta n d a rd iz ed draw in g tech n iq u es r e g u la r ly u sed.
D uties ty p ic a lly in ­
v o lv e such w o rk a s : P r e p a r e s w ork in g d raw in gs o f s u b a s s e m b lie s w ith ir r e g u la r sh apes,
m u ltip le fu n ctio n s , and p r e c is e p o s itio n a l r e la tio n s h ip s b etw een com p o n e n ts ; p r e p a r e s a r c h i­
te c tu ra l d raw in gs f o r c o n s tr u c tio n o f a buildin g in clu d in g d eta il draw in gs o f fou n d ation s, w a ll
s e c t io n s , f lo o r p la n s , and r o o f. U s e s a c c e p te d fo r m u la s and m anuals in m aking n e c e s s a r y
co m p u ta tio n s to d e te r m in e qu a n tities o f m a t e r ia ls to be u s e d , loa d c a p a c it ie s , stren gth s,
s t r e s s e s , e tc.
R e c e iv e s in itia l in s tr u c tio n s , r e q u ir e m e n ts , and a d v ic e fr o m s u p e r v is o r .
C o m p le te d w o rk is c h e c k e d f o r te c h n ic a l adeq u acy.
C la s s C . P r e p a r e s d e ta il d raw in gs o f s in g le units o r p a rts f o r en g in e e r in g , co n s tr u c tio n ,
m a n u fa ctu rin g , o r r e p a ir p u r p o s e s . T y p es o f d ra w in gs p r e p a r e d in clu d e is o m e t r i c p r o je c t io n s
(d e p ictin g th r e e d im in s io n s in a c c u r a te s c a le ) and s e c t io n a l v ie w s to c la r i f y p osition in g o f
c o m p o n e n ts and c o n v e y n e e d e d in fo r m a tio n . C o n s o lid a te s d e ta ils fr o m a n u m b er o f s o u r c e s
and ad ju sts o r tr a n s p o s e s s c a le as r e q u ir e d .
S u g gested m eth od s o f a p p ro a ch , a p p lica b le
p r e c e d e n t s , and a d v ic e on s o u r c e m a t e r ia ls a r e given w ith in itia l a s s ig n m e n ts . In stru ction s
a r e l e s s c o m p le te w hen a s s ig n m en ts r e c u r .
W ork m ay b e s p o t -c h e c k e d during p r o g r e s s .
D R A F T S M A N -T R A C E R

s y s t e m s a n a ly sts a re c la s s i f ie d as fo llo w s :

C la s s A . W o rk s indepen d en tly o r under o n ly g e n e r a l d ir e c t io n on c o m p le x p r o b le m s
in volvin g a ll p h a se s o f s y s te m s a n a ly s is . P r o b le m s a r e c o m p le x b e c a u s e o f d iv e r s e s o u r c e s
o f input data and m u ltip le -u s e r e q u ir e m e n ts o f output data. ( F o r e x a m p le , d e v e lo p s an in t e ­
g ra te d p r o d u c tio n sch e d u lin g , in v e n to r y c o n t r o l, c o s t a n a ly s is , and s a le s a n a ly s is r e c o r d in
w h ich e v e r y ite m o f e a ch type is a u to m a tica lly p r o c e s s e d through the fu ll s y s te m o f r e c o r d s
and a p p ro p ria te fo llo w u p a c tio n s a r e in itia te d b y the c o m p u te r .) C o n fe r s w ith p e r s o n s c o n ­
c e r n e d to d e te r m in e the data p r o c e s s in g p r o b le m s and a d v is e s s u b je c t-m a t t e r p e r s o n n e l on
the im p lic a tio n s o f new o r r e v is e d s y s te m s o f data p r o c e s s in g o p e r a tio n s .
M akes r e c o m ­
m en d a tion s, if n e e d e d , f o r a p p ro v a l o f m a jo r s y s te m s in s ta lla tio n s o r ch an ges and fo r
obtaining equipm ent.
M ay p r o v id e fu n ctio n a l
a s s is t.

OR
W orks on a se g m e n t o f a c o m p le x data p r o c e s s in g s c h e m e o r s y s te m , as d e s c r ib e d fo r
c la s s A. W ork s in depen d en tly on rou tin e a s s ig n m en ts and r e c e iv e s in s tru ctio n and guidance
on c o m p le x a s s ig n m e n ts . W ork is r e v ie w e d fo r a c c u r a c y o f ju dgm en t, c o m p lia n c e w ith in ­
s t r u c tio n s , and to in s u re p r o p e r alin em en t w ith the o v e r a ll sy s te m .

D R A F TSM A N

C la s s C . M akes p r a c t ic a l a p p lica tio n s o f p r o g r a m in g p r a c t ic e s and c o n c e p ts u su a lly
le a r n e d in f o r m a l tra in in g c o u r s e s . A s s ig n m e n ts a re d e s ig n e d to d e v e lo p c o m p e te n c e in the
a p p lica tio n o f stan dard p r o c e d u r e s to rou tin e p r o b le m s . R e c e iv e s c lo s e s u p e r v is io n on new
a s p e c ts o f a s s ig n m e n ts ; and w o rk is r e v ie w e d to v e r i fy its a c c u r a c y and c o n fo r m a n c e w ith
r e q u ir e d p r o c e d u r e s .

C O M P U T E R SY STE M S A N A L Y S T ,

BUSINESS— C ontinued

m aintain ing a cco u n ts r e c e iv a b le in a r e t a il es ta b lis h m e n t, o r m aintain ing in ven tory accou n ts
in a m an u factu rin g or. w h o le s a le es ta b lis h m e n t.) C o n fe r s with p e r s o n s c o n c e r n e d to determ in e
the data p r o c e s s in g p r o b le m s and a d v is e s s u b je c t-m a t t e r p e r s o n n e l on the im p lic a tio n s o f the
data p r o c e s s in g s y s te m s to be app lied.

to

C la s s B . W o rk s indepen d en tly o r under o n ly g e n e r a l d ir e c t io n on p r o b le m s that a r e
r e la tiv e ly u n c o m p lic a te d to a n a ly z e , plan , p r o g r a m , and o p e r a te . P r o b le m s a r e o f lim ite d
c o m p le x ity b e c a u s e s o u r c e s o f input data a r e h o m o g e n e o u s and the output data a r e c lo s e l y
r ela ted .
( F o r e x a m p le , d e v e lo p s s y s te m s fo r m ain tain in g d e p o s ito r a cco u n ts in a bank,

C o p ie s plans and draw in gs p r e p a r e d b y o th e rs b y p la c in g tr a c in g c lo th o r p a p er o v e r
d raw in gs and tr a c in g w ith p en o r p e n c il.
(D oes not in clu d e tr a c in g lim ite d to p lan s p r im a r ily
c o n s is tin g o f stra ig h t lin e s and a la r g e s c a le not re q u ir in g c lo s e d e lin e a tio n .)
a n d /o r
P r e p a r e s s im p le o r r e p e titiv e d raw in gs o f e a s ily v is u a liz e d ite m s .
during p r o g r e s s .

W ork is c lo s e l y su p e r v is e d

N URSE, IN D U STR IAL (R e g is te re d )
A r e g is t e r e d n u r s e w ho g iv e s n u rsin g s e r v ic e u nd er g e n e r a l m e d ic a l d ir e c t io n to i l l o r
in ju re d e m p lo y e e s o r o th e r p e r s o n s w ho b e c o m e i l l o r s u ffe r an a c c id e n t on the p r e m is e s o f a
fa c t o r y o r o th e r e sta b lis h m e n t. D uties in v olv e a co m b in a tio n o f the fo llo w in g : G ivin g f ir s t aid
to the i l l o r in ju re d ; attending t o subsequ en t d r e s s in g o f e m p lo y e e s ' in ju r ie s ; keepin g r e c o r d s
o f patien ts tr e a te d ; p r e p a r in g a c c id e n t r e p o r t s f o r c o m p e n s a tio n o r oth er p u r p o s e s ; a s s is tin g in
p h y s ic a l ex a m in a tio n s and health eva lu a tion s o f a p p lican ts and e m p lo y e e s ; and planning and c a r r y ­
ing out p r o g r a m s in v o lv in g health ed u ca tion , a c c id e n t p r e v e n tio n , evalu ation o f plant en viron m en t,
o r o th e r a c t iv it ie s a ffe c tin g the h ealth , w e lfa r e , and s a fe ty o f a ll p e r s o n n e l.

M A IN T E N A N C E A N D P O W E R P L A N T
CARPEN TER,

M AIN TE N A N C E

P e r f o r m s the c a r p e n t r y duties n e c e s s a r y to c o n s tr u c t and m a in ta in in g o o d r e p a ir buildin g
w ood w ork and equipm ent such as b in s , c r ib s , c o u n te r s , b e n c h e s , p a r titio n s , d o o r s , f lo o r s , s t a ir s ,
c a s in g s , and t r im m ade o f w o o d in an e s ta b lis h m e n t. W ork in v o lv e s m o s t o f the fo llo w in g : Plann ing
and laying out o f w o rk fr o m b lu e p r in ts , d ra w in g s, m o d e ls , o r v e r b a l in s tru ctio n s u sin g a v a r ie t y




CARPENTER,

M AIN TE N A N C E— Continued

o f c a r p e n t e r 's h a n d to o ls, p o r ta b le p o w e r t o o ls , and stan dard m ea s u rin g in s tru m e n ts ; m aking
standard shop co m p u ta tio n s re la tin g to d im e n s io n s o f w o rk ; and s e le ctin g m a t e r ia ls n e c e s s a r y
f o r the w o rk . In g e n e r a l, the w o rk o f the m ain ten an ce c a r p e n te r r e q u ir e s rou n ded train in g and
e x p e r ie n c e u s u a lly a c q u ir e d th rou gh a f o r m a l a p p re n tic e s h ip o r equ ivalen t tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e .

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E L E C T R IC IA N , M AIN TE N A N C E

M EC H A N IC ,

P e r f o r m s a v a r ie t y o f e l e c t r i c a l trade fu n ction s su ch as the in s ta lla tio n , m a in ten a n ce,
o r r e p a ir o f equipm ent fo r the g e n e r a tio n , d is trib u tio n , o r u tiliz a tio n o f e l e c t r i c e n e r g y in an
e s ta b lis h m e n t. W ork in v o lv e s m o s t o f the fo llo w in g : In sta llin g o r r e p a ir in g any o f a v a r ie t y o f
e l e c t r i c a l equipm ent su ch as g e n e r a t o r s , t r a n s f o r m e r s , s w itc h b o a r d s , c o n t r o ll e r s , c ir c u it b r e a k ­
e r s , m o t o r s , h eating u n its, conduit s y s t e m s , o r o th e r t r a n s m is s io n equipm ent; w o rk in g fr o m
b lu e p r in ts , d ra w in g s , la y o u ts , o r o th er s p e c ific a t io n s ; lo ca tin g and d ia gn o sin g tr o u b le in the
e l e c t r i c a l s y s te m o r equipm ent; w o rk in g stan dard com p u tation s r e la tin g to lo a d r e q u ir e m e n ts o f
w ir in g o r e l e c t r i c a l equipm ent; and u sin g a v a r ie t y o f e l e c t r i c ia n 's h an dtools and m e a s u r in g and
tes tin g in s tru m e n ts . In g e n e r a l, the w o rk o f the m ain ten an ce e l e c t r i c ia n r e q u ir e s rounded t r a in ­
ing and e x p e r ie n c e u s u a lly a c q u ir e d th rou gh a f o r m a l a p p re n tic e s h ip o r equ ivalen t tra in in g and
e x p e r ie n c e .

the v a r io u s a s s e m b lie s in the v e h ic le and m aking n e c e s s a r y a d ju stm en ts; and alin ing w h e e ls ,
adju stin g b ra k e s and lig h ts , o r tightenin g b o d y b o lt s . In g e n e r a l, the w o rk o f the au tom otive
m e c h a n ic r e q u ir e s rounded tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e u su a lly a c q u ir e d through a fo r m a l a p p re n ­
tic e s h ip o r equ ivalent tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e .

EN G IN E E R , ST A T IO N A R Y
O p era tes and m ain tain s and m a y a ls o s u p e r v is e the o p e r a tio n o f s ta tio n a ry en gin es and
equipm ent (m e c h a n ic a l o r e le c t r ic a l) t o supply the e s ta b lis h m e n t in w h ich e m p lo y e d w ith p o w e r ,
heat, r e fr ig e r a t io n , o r a ir -c o n d it io n in g .
W ork in v o lv e s : O p e ra tin g and m ain tain in g equipm ent
such as stea m en g in e s , a ir c o m p r e s s o r s , g e n e r a t o r s , m o t o r s , t u r b in e s , ven tila tin g and r e f r i g ­
era tin g equ ipm en t, s te a m b o i le r s and b o i l e r - f e d w a te r pu m p s; m aking equipm ent r e p a ir s ; and
k eep in g a r e c o r d o f o p e r a tio n o f m a c h in e r y , t e m p e r a tu r e , and fu e l co n su m p tio n . M ay a ls o s u ­
p e r v is e th e s e o p e r a tio n s . H ead o r c h ie f e n g in e e r s in e s ta b lis h m e n ts e m p lo y in g m o r e than one
e n g in eer a r e e x c lu d e d .
F IR E M A N , ST A T IO N A R Y B O IL E R
F i r e s s ta tion a ry b o i le r s to fu rn is h the e s ta b lis h m e n t in w h ich e m p lo y e d w ith heat, p o w e r ,
o r stea m . F e e d s fu e ls to f ir e b y hand o r o p e r a te s a m e c h a n ic a l s t o k e r , o r gas o r o il b u rn e r;
and ch e ck s w a ter and s a fe ty v a lv e s . M a y c le a n , o i l, o r a s s is t in r e p a ir in g b o i le r r o o m equipm ent.
HELPER,

M A IN TE N A N C E TR AD ES

A s s is t s one o r m o r e w o r k e r s in the s k ille d m ain ten an ce t r a d e s , b y p e r fo r m in g s p e c ific
o r g e n e r a l duties o f l e s s e r s k ill, such as k e e p in g a w o r k e r su p p lie d w ith m a t e r ia ls and t o o ls ;
clea n in g .w ork in g a r e a , m a ch in e , and equ ipm en t; a s s is tin g jo u rn e y m a n b y holdin g m a te r ia ls o r
t o o ls ; and p e r fo r m in g o th e r u n s k ille d ta s k s as d ir e c t e d b y jo u rn e y m a n .
The kind o f w o rk the
h e lp e r is p e r m itte d to p e r f o r m v a r ie s fr o m tra d e to tr a d e : In so m e tr a d e s the h e lp e r is c o n ­
fin ed to su pplyin g, liftin g , and h oldin g m a t e r ia ls and t o o ls and clea n in g w o rk in g a r e a s ; and in
o th e r s he is p e r m itte d to p e r f o r m s p e c ia liz e d m a ch in e o p e r a t io n s , o r p a rts o f a tra d e that a re
a ls o p e r fo r m e d b y w o r k e r s on a fu ll- t im e b a s is .
M A C H IN E -T O O L O P E R A T O R ,

TOOLROOM

S p e c ia liz e s in the o p e r a tio n o f one o r m o r e ty p e s o f m a ch in e t o o ls , su ch as j i g b o r e r s ,
c y lin d r ic a l o r s u r fa c e g r in d e r s , engine la th e s , o r m illin g m a c h in e s , in the c o n s tr u c tio n of
m a c h in e -s h o p t o o ls , g a g e s , j i g s , fix t u r e s , o r d ie s . W ork in v o lv e s m o s t o f the fo llo w in g : P la n ­
ning and p e r fo r m in g d iffic u lt m a ch in in g o p e r a tio n s ; p r o c e s s in g ite m s r e q u ir in g c o m p lic a te d setups
o r a high d e g r e e o f a c c u r a c y ; u sin g a v a r ie t y o f p r e c is i o n m e a s u r in g in s tru m e n ts ; s e le ctin g fe e d s ,
s p e e d s , to o lin g , and o p e r a tio n se q u e n c e ; and m aking n e c e s s a r y adju stm en ts during o p e r a tio n to
a ch iev e r e q u is ite t o le r a n c e s o r d im e n s io n s . M ay be r e q u ir e d to r e c o g n iz e w hen t o o ls need d r e s s ­
in g, to d r e s s t o o ls , and to s e le c t p r o p e r co o la n ts and cutting and lu b r ic a tin g o i ls . F o r c r o s s ­
in d u stry w age study p u r p o s e s , m a c h in e -t o o l o p e r a t o r s , t o o lr o o m , in t o o l and d ie jo b b in g shops
a r e ex c lu d e d fr o m this c la s s ific a t io n .
M AC H IN IST, M AIN TE N A N C E
P r o d u c e s re p la c e m e n t p a rts and new p arts in m aking r e p a ir s o f m e ta l p a rts o f m e ch a n ­
ic a l equipm ent o p era ted in an e s ta b lis h m e n t. W ork in v o lv e s m o s t o f the fo llo w in g : In te rp re tin g
w ritte n in s tru ctio n s and s p e c ific a t io n s ; planning and laying out o f w o rk ; u sin g a v a r ie ty o f m a ­
c h in is t 's han dtools and p r e c is io n m e a s u r in g in s tru m e n ts ; settin g up and op e ra tin g stan dard m ach in e
t o o ls ; shaping of m eta l p a rts to c lo s e t o le r a n c e s ; m aking standard shop com pu tation s r e la tin g t o
d im en sion s o f w o r k , to o lin g , f e e d s , and s p e e d s o f m a ch in in g; k n ow ledge o f the w o rk in g p r o p e r t ie s
o f the c o m m o n m e ta ls ; s e le ctin g standard m a t e r ia ls , p a r t s , and equipm ent r e q u ir e d fo r h is w o rk ;
and fittin g and a s s e m b lin g p a rts into m e c h a n ic a l equipm ent. In g e n e r a l, the m a c h in is t 's w o rk
n o r m a lly r e q u ir e s a rou n ded tra in in g in m a c h in e -s h o p p r a c t ic e u s u a lly a c q u ir e d th rou gh a fo r m a l
a p p re n tic e s h ip o r equivalent tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e .
M EC H A N IC ,

A U TO M O T IV E (M aintenance)

R e p a ir s a u to m o b ile s , b u s e s , m o t o r t r u c k s , and t r a c t o r s o f an es ta b lis h m e n t. W ork in ­
v o lv e s m o s t of the fo llo w in g : E x am in in g au to m o tiv e equipm ent to dia g n o se s o u r c e o f tr o u b le ;
d is a s s e m b lin g equipm ent and p e r fo r m in g r e p a ir s that in v o lv e the u s e o f such h an dtools as
w r e n c h e s , g a g e s , d r i ll s , o r s p e c ia liz e d equipm ent in d is a s s e m b lin g o r fittin g p a r ts ; r e p la c in g
b r o k e n o r d e fe c tiv e p a rts f r o m sto ck ; grin din g and adjustin g v a lv e s ; r e a s s e m b lin g and in sta llin g




A U TO M O T IV E (M aintenance)---- C ontinued

M EC H A N IC , M AIN TE N A N C E
R e p a ir s m a c h in e r y o r m e c h a n ic a l equipm ent o f an es ta b lis h m en t. W ork in v olv es m o s t
of the fo llo w in g : E xam ining m a ch in e s and m ec h a n ic a l equipm ent to dia gn ose s o u r c e o f tr o u b le ;
dism a n tlin g o r p a r tly d ism an tlin g m a ch in es and p e r fo r m in g r e p a ir s that m a in ly in volve the use
o f h an dtools in s c r a p in g and fittin g p a r ts ; r e p la c in g b r o k e n o r d e fe c tiv e p arts w ith item s obtained
fr o m s to c k ; o r d e r in g the p r o d u ctio n of a re p la c e m e n t part b y a m ach in e shop o r sending o f the
m a ch in e to a m a ch in e shop fo r m a jo r r e p a ir s ; p re p a r in g w ritten s p e c ific a tio n s fo r m a jo r r e p a ir s
o r fo r the p r o d u c tio n of p a rts o r d e r e d fr o m m ach in e shop; r e a s s e m b lin g m a ch in e s ; and m aking
a ll n e c e s s a r y adju stm en ts f o r o p e r a tio n . In g e n e r a l, the w ork o f a m aintenance m ech a n ic r e ­
q u ir e s rou n ded tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e u su a lly a c q u ir e d through a fo r m a l a p p ren ticesh ip or
equ ivalen t train in g and e x p e r ie n c e . E x clu d ed fr o m this c la s s ific a t io n a r e w o r k e r s w h ose p r im a ry
duties in v o lv e settin g up o r adju stin g m a ch in e s .
M ILLW R IG H T
In sta lls new m a ch in e s o r h eavy equipm ent, and d is m a n tles and in sta lls m ach in es o r
h eavy equipm ent w hen ch anges in the plant layout a r e r e q u ir e d . W ork in v o lv e s m os t o f the f o l ­
lo w in g : P lann ing and layin g out o f the w o rk ; in terp retin g blu ep rin ts o r oth er s p e c ific a t io n s ; using
a v a r ie t y o f han dtools and rig g in g ; m aking standard shop com pu tation s rela tin g to s t r e s s e s ,
strength o f m a t e r ia ls , and c e n te r s o f g r a v ity ; alin in g and ba la n cin g o f equipm ent; s e le ctin g stand­
a rd t o o ls , equipm ent, and p a rts to be u sed ; and in sta llin g and m aintain ing in good o r d e r pow er
t r a n s m is s io n equipm ent such as d r iv e s and s p eed r e d u c e r s . In g e n e r a l, the m illw r ig h t's w ork
n o r m a lly r e q u ir e s a rounded tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e in the tra d e a c q u ir e d through a fo rm a l
a p p re n tic e s h ip o r equ ivalent tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e .
O IL E R
L u b r ic a t e s , w ith o il o r g r e a s e , the
equipm ent o f an e sta b lish m e n t.

m ov in g parts

o r w ea rin g s u r fa c e s

o f m ech a n ica l

P A IN T E R , M AIN TE N A N C E
P a in ts and r e d e c o r a t e s w a lls , w o o d w o r k , and fix tu r e s o f an e sta b lish m en t. W ork in ­
v o lv e s the fo llo w in g : K n ow ledge o f s u r fa c e p e c u lia r it ie s and typ es of paint r e q u ir e d fo r d ifferen t
a p p lic a tio n s ; p r e p a r in g s u r fa c e fo r painting by re m o v in g old fin is h o r b y p la cin g putty o r f ille r
in nail h o le s and in t e r s t ic e s ; and applying paint w ith s p r a y gun o r bru sh . M ay m ix c o l o r s , o ils ,
w hite le a d , and oth er paint in g re d ie n ts to obtain p r o p e r c o lo r o r c o n s is te n c y . In g e n e r a l, the
w o rk o f the m ain ten an ce pain ter r e q u ir e s rounded tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e u su a lly a c q u ir e d through
a fo r m a l a p p re n tic e s h ip o r equ ivalent tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e .
P IP E F IT T E R , M A IN TE N A N C E
In sta lls o r r e p a ir s w a te r, stea m , g a s , o r oth er ty p es of p ipe and pip efittin gs in an
es ta b lis h m e n t. W ork in v o lv e s m o s t o f the fo llo w in g : L a yin g out o f w o rk and m ea s u rin g to l o ­
cate p o s itio n o f pipe fr o m d raw in gs o r other w ritten s p e c ific a t io n s ; cutting v a r io u s s iz e s of pipe
to c o r r e c t lengths w ith c h is e l and h a m m er o r o x y a c e ty le n e t o r c h o r p ip e -cu ttin g m a ch in e; th r e a d ­
ing pipe w ith s to c k s and d ie s ; bending pipe b y h a n d -d riv e n o r p o w e r -d r iv e n m a ch in e s ; a s s e m b lin g
p ipe w ith co u p lin gs and fa ste n in g pipe to h a n g e rs ; m aking standard shop com pu tation s rela tin g
to p r e s s u r e s , flo w , and s iz e o f pipe r e q u ir e d ; and m aking standard te s ts to d eterm in e w hether
fin is h e d p ip e s m e e t s p e c ific a t io n s . In g e n e r a l, the w o r k of the m ain ten an ce p ip e fitte r r e q u ir e s
rounded tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e u su a lly a c q u ir e d th rou gh a fo r m a l a p p re n tic e s h ip o r equivalent
tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e . W o r k e r s p r im a r ily engaged in in sta llin g and r e p a ir in g buildin g san ita ­
tio n o r heating s y s te m s a r e e x c lu d e d .
PLUM BER,

M A IN T E N A N C E

K e e p s the plum bing s y s te m o f an esta b lish m en t in good o r d e r . W ork in v o lv e s : K now ledge
o f sa n ita ry c o d e s re g a r d in g in sta lla tio n o f vents and tra p s in plum bing s y s te m ; in sta llin g o r r e ­
p a irin g pipes and fix t u r e s ; and opening c lo g g e d d ra in s w ith a plunger o r p l u m b e r 's snake. In
g e n e r a l, the w o rk o f the m ain ten an ce plu m b er r e q u ir e s rou n ded train in g and e x p e r ie n c e u su a lly
a c q u ir e d through a fo r m a l a p p re n tic e s h ip o r equivalent tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e .
S H E E T -M E T A L W O R K E R , M AIN TE N A N C E
F a b r ic a t e s , in s t a lls , and m aintain s in good r e p a ir the s h e e t-m e ta l equipm ent and f ix ­
tu r e s (su ch as m ach in e g u a rd s , g r e a s e pan s, s h e lv e s , l o c k e r s , tan k s, v e n t ila to r s , ch u tes, d u cts,
m e ta l ro o fin g ) o f an es ta b lis h m e n t. W ork in v o lv e s m o s t o f the fo llo w in g : Plann ing and laying
out a ll typ es o f s h e e t-m e ta l m ain ten an ce w o rk fr o m b lu e p r in ts , m o d e ls , o r oth er s p e c ific a t io n s ;
settin g up and o p e ra tin g a ll a v a ila b le ty p es o f s h e e t-m e ta l w ork in g m a c h in e s ; u sin g a v a r ie t y o f

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S H E E T -M E T A L W O R K E R ,

M AIN TE N A N C E----Continued

T O O L AND DIE M AK ER----Continued

han dtools in cu ttin g , ben d in g, fo r m in g , shaping, fittin g , and a s s e m b lin g ; and in sta llin g s h e e tm etal a r t ic le s as r e q u ir e d . In g e n e r a l, the w o rk o f the m ain ten an ce s h e e t -m e t a l w o rk e r r e q u ir e s
rounded tra in in g and e x p e r ie n c e u su a lly a c q u ir e d through a fo r m a l a p p re n tic e s h ip o r equivalent
train in g and e x p e r ie n c e .
T O O L AND DIE M A K E R
(D ie m a k e r ; jig m a k e r; to o l m a k e r ; fix tu r e m a k e r ; gage m aker)
C o n s tr u c ts and r e p a ir s m a c h in e -s h o p t o o ls , g a g e s , j i g s , fix tu r e s o r d ie s fo r fo r g in g s ,
pun ch ing, and oth er m e t a l-fo r m in g w o rk .
W ork in v o lv e s m o s t o f the fo llo w in g ;
Plann ing and
laying out of w o rk fr o m m o d e ls , b lu e p r in ts , d ra w in g s , o r o th e r o r a l and w ritte n s p e c ific a t io n s ;

using a v a r ie ty of to o l and die m a k e r 's handtools and p r e c is io n m ea su rin g in stru m en ts; u n d er­
standing o f the w ork in g p r o p e r t ie s of com m on m eta ls and a llo y s ; setting up and op eratin g of
m ach in e t o o ls and r e la te d equipm ent: m aking n e c e s s a r y shop com pu tation s rela tin g to dim en sion s
o f w o rk , s p e e d s , f e e d s , and to o lin g o f m a ch in es ; h e a t-tre a tin g o f m etal parts during fa b r ic a tio n
as w e ll as o f fin ish e d t o o ls and d ie s to a ch ie v e r e q u ir e d q u a litie s ; w ork in g to c lo s e to le r a n c e s ;
fittin g and a s s e m b lin g o f parts to p r e s c r ib e d t o le r a n c e s and a llo w a n c e s ; and s e le ctin g a p p rop riate
m a t e r ia ls , t o o ls , and p r o c e s s e s . In g e n e r a l, the to o l and die m a k e r 's w o rk r e q u ir e s a rounded
train in g in m a c h in e -s h o p and t o o lr o o m p r a c t ic e u su a lly a c q u ir e d through a fo rm a l a p p ren ticesh ip
o r equ ivalent train in g and e x p e r ie n c e .
r
F o r c r o s s - in d u s t r y w age study p u r p o s e s ,
shops a re ex clu d e d fr o m this c la s s ific a t io n .

to o l and

die m a k ers m t o o l and die job b in g
5

C U S T O D IA L A N D M A T E R IA L M O V E M E N T
GUARD AND W ATCH M AN
G u a rd . P e r f o r m s rou tin e p o lic e d u tie s, e ith e r at fix e d p o s t o r on to u r , m aintain ing
o r d e r , u sin g a r m s o r f o r c e w h e re n e c e s s a r y .
In clu des ga te m e n w ho a r e station ed at gate
and c h e c k on id en tity o f e m p lo y e e s and oth er p e r s o n s e n te r in g .
W atch m an . M akes rounds o f p r e m is e s p e r io d ic a lly in p r o te c tin g p r o p e r ty against f ir e ,
th eft, and ille g a l en try.
JA N ITO R ,

PO RTER,

O R CL EA N E R

SHIPPING AND RE CE IVIN G C LER K
P r e p a r e s m e r ch a n d is e fo r shipm ent, o r r e c e iv e s and is r e s p o n s ib le fo r in com in g sh ip ­
m ents o f m e r ch a n d is e o r oth er m a t e r ia ls . Shipping w ork in v o lv e s : A know ledge of shipping
p r o c e d u r e s , p r a c t ic e s , r o u te s , a v a ila b le m eans of tr a n s p o r ta tio n , and ra te; and p rep a rin g r e c ­
o r d s o f the go o d s sh ipped, m aking up b ills of lading, postin g w eight and shipping c h a r g e s , and
k eepin g a file o f shipping r e c o r d s . M ay d ir e c t o r a s s is t in p rep a rin g the m e rch a n d is e fo r s h ip ­
m ent.
R e c e iv in g w o rk in v o lv e s : V e r ify in g o r d ir e ctin g oth ers in v e r ify in g the c o r r e c t n e s s of
sh ipm en ts against b ills o f la d in g, in v o ic e s , o r oth er r e c o r d s ; ch eck in g fo r sh o rta g e s and r e je c tin g
dam aged g o o d s ; routin g m e r ch a n d is e o r m a te r ia ls to p r o p e r dep a rtm en ts; and m aintaining n e c e s ­
s a r y r e c o r d s and file s .

(S w eep er; ch arw om a n ; ja n itr e s s )
F o r w age study p u r p o s e s , w o r k e r s a r e c la s s if ie d as fo llo w s :
C lean s and k eep s in an o r d e r ly co n d itio n fa c t o r y w o rk in g a r e a s and w a s h r o o m s , o r
p r e m is e s o f an o f fi c e , apa rtm en t h o u s e , o r c o m m e r c ia l o r oth er e s ta b lis h m e n t. D uties in volve
a com b in a tion o f the f o llo w in g : S w eeping, m opping o r sc r u b b in g , and p o lish in g f lo o r s ; r e m o v in g
c h ip s , tr a s h , and oth e r r e fu s e ; dusting equ ipm en t, fu r n itu r e , o r fix t u r e s ; p o lish in g m etal fix tu r e s
o r t r im m in g s ; p rov id in g su p p lie s and m in o r m ain ten an ce s e r v ic e s ; and clea n in g la v a t o r ie s , sh o w ­
e r s , and r e s t r o o m s . W o r k e r s w ho s p e c ia liz e in w indow w ashin g a r e e x c lu d e d .
LABORER,

M A T E R IA L HANDLING

(L o a d e r and u n loa d e r; h a n d ler and s t a c k e r ; s h e lv e r ; t r u c k e r ; stock m an o r s to c k h e lp e r ; w a r e ­
h ou sem an o r w a re h o u s e h elp er)
A w o rk e r em p lo y e d in a w a r e h o u s e , m an u factu rin g plant, s t o r e , o r oth er esta b lish m e n t
w h ose duties in volve one o r m o r e o f the fo llo w in g : L oa din g and unloading v a r io u s m a te r ia ls and
m e r ch a n d is e on o r fr o m fre ig h t c a r s , tr u c k s , o r oth er tra n s p o rtin g d e v ic e s ; unpackin g, sh e lvin g,
o r p la cin g m a te r ia ls o r m e r ch a n d is e in p r o p e r sto r a g e lo ca tio n ; and tr a n s p o r tin g m a te r ia ls o r
m e r ch a n d is e b y h an dtru ck , c a r , o r w h e e lb a r ro w . L o n g s h o r e m e n , w ho lo a d and unload ships are
e x c lu d e d .

R e c e iv in g c le r k
Shipping c le r k
Shipping and r e c e iv in g c le r k

TR U C K D R IV E R
D riv e s a tru ck w ithin a city o r in d u stria l a r e a to tra n s p o rt m a t e r ia ls , m e r ch a n d is e ,
equipm ent, o r m en b etw een v a r io u s types o f es ta b lis h m en ts such a s: M anufacturin g plan ts, freig h t
d e p o ts , w a r e h o u s e s , w h o le s a le and r e ta il e s ta b lis h m e n ts , o r betw een r e ta il e sta b lish m en ts and
c u s to m e rs * h o u se s o r p la c e s o f b u s in e s s . M ay a ls o loa d o r unload tr u c k w ith o r w ithout h e lp e r s ,
m ake m in o r m e c h a n ic a l r e p a ir s , and k eep tru ck in good w ork in g o r d e r .
D r iv e r - s a le s m e n and
o v e r - t h e -r o a d d r iv e r s a r e e x c lu d e d .
F o r w age study p u r p o s e s , tr u c k d r iv e r s a r e c la s s if ie d b y s iz e and type o f equipm ent,
as fo llo w s :
( T r a c t o r - t r a i le r should be ra ted on the b a s is o f t r a ile r c a p a city .)

O RD ER F IL L E R
(O rd e r p ic k e r ; s to c k s e le c t o r ; w a re h o u se stockm an)
F ills shipping o r tr a n s fe r o r d e r s fo r fin ish e d go o d s fr o m s t o r e d m e r ch a n d is e in a c c o r d ­
ance w ith s p e c ific a t io n s on sa le s s lip s , c u s to m e rs * o r d e r s , o r oth er in s tru ctio n s . M ay, in add ition
to fillin g o r d e r s and indica ting ite m s fille d o r o m itte d , keep r e c o r d s o f outgoing o r d e r s , r e q u i­
s ition add itional s tock o r r e p o rt sh o rt su p p lies to s u p e r v is o r , and p e r fo r m oth er re la te d du ties.

T r u c k d r iv e r (co m b in a tio n o f s iz e s lis t e d s ep a ra tely )
T r u c k d r iv e r , light (under 1V2 tons)
T r u c k d r iv e r , m ediu m (1 V2 to and in clu d in g 4 tons)
T r u c k d r iv e r , h eavy (o v e r 4 to n s , t r a ile r type)
T r u c k d r iv e r , heavy (o v e r 4 to n s , oth er than t r a ile r type)

T R U C K E R , PO W ER
P A C K E R , SHIPPING
P r e p a r e s fin ish e d p ro d u cts fo r shipm ent o r s to r a g e by p la cin g them in shipping c o n ­
t a in e r s , the s p e c ific o p e ra tio n s p e r fo r m e d being dependent upon the ty p e , s iz e , and num ber o f
units to be p ack ed , the type o f con ta in er e m p lo y e d , and m eth od o f shipm ent. W ork r e q u ir e s the
placin g of item s in shipping co n ta in e rs and m ay in vo lve one o r m o r e o f the fo llo w in g : K n ow l­
edge o f v a r io u s item s o f sto ck in o r d e r to v e r ify content; s e le c t io n o f a p p ro p ria te type and s iz e
of c on ta in er; in sertin g e n c lo s u r e s in c o n ta in e r; using e x c e l s i o r o r oth er m a te r ia l to preven t
break a ge o r dam age; c lo s in g and sea lin g co n ta in e r ; and applying la b e ls o r e n terin g iden tifyin g
data on con ta in er. P a c k e r s who a ls o m ake w ooden b o x e s or c r a te s a re e xclu d e d .




O p e ra te s a m anua lly c o n t r o lle d g a s o lin e - o r e l e c t r ic -p o w e r e d tru ck o r t r a c to r to
tr a n s p o r t g o o d s and m a te r ia ls o f a ll kinds about a w a r e h o u s e , m an u factu rin g plant, o r oth er
e s ta b lis h m e n t.
F o r w age study p u r p o s e s , w o r k e r s ajre c la s s if ie d b y type o f tru ck , as fo llo w s :
T r u c k e r , p o w e r (fo rk lift)
T r u c k e r , po w e r (oth er than fo rk lift)

A v a ila b le O n

R e q u e s t -----

The following areas are surveyed periodically for use in administering the Service Contract Act of 1965.
available at no cost while supplies last from any of the BLS regional offices shown on the inside front cover.

Abilene, Tex.
Alaska
Albany, Ga.
Alexandria, La.
Alpena, Standish, and Tawas City, Mich.
Amarillo, Tex.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Asheville, N.C.
Atlantic City, N.J.
Augusta, Ga.—
S.C.
Austin, Tex.
Bakersfield, Calif.
Baton Rouge, La.
Billings, Mont.
Biloxi, Gulfport, and Pascagoula, Miss.
Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford, Conn.
Charleston, S.C.
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Clarksville, Tenn., and Hopkinsville, Ky.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Columbia, S.C.
Columbus, Ga.—
Ala.
Crane, Ind.
Decatur, 111.
Dothan, Ala.
Duluth—
Superior, Minn.—
Wis.
Durham, N.C.
El Paso, Tex.
Eugene, Oreg.
Fargor-Moorhead, N. Dak.—
Minn.
Fayetteville, N.C.
Fitchburg-Leominster, Mass.
Fort Smith, Ark.—
Okla.
Frederick—
Hagerstown, M d.-Pa.-W . Va.
Great Falls, Mont.
Greensboro—
Winston Salem-High Point, N.C.
Harrisburg, Pa.
Hartford, Conn.
Huntsville, Ala.

Copies of public releases are

Knoxville, Tenn.
Laredo, Tex.
Las Vegas, Nev.
Lexington, Ky.
Lower Eastern Shore, Md.-Va.
Lynchburg, Va.
Macon, Ga.
Madison, Wis.
Marquette, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich
Meridian, Miss.
Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset
Cos., N.J.
Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla.
Montgomery, Ala.
Nashville, Tenn.
New Londorr-Groton—
Norwich, Conn.
Northeastern Maine
Ogden, Utah
Orlando, Fla.
Oxnard—
Ventura, Calif.
Panama City, Fla.
Pine Bluff, Ark.
Portsmouth, N.H.—
Maine—
Mass.
Pueblo, Colo.
Reno, Nev.
Sacramento, Calif.
Salina, Kans.
Salinas—
Monterey, Calif.
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Shreveport, La.
Springfield—
Chicopee—
Holyoke, Mass.—
Conn.
Stockton, Calif.
Tacoma, Wash.
Topeka, Kans.
Tucson, Ariz.
Valdosta, Ga.
Vallejcr-Napa, Calif.
Wichita Falls, Tex.
Wilmington, Del.—
N.J.—
Md.

The eleventh annual report on salaries for accountants, auditors, chief accountants, attorneys, job analysts, directors of personnel,
buyers, chemists, engineers, engineering technicians, draftsmen, and clerical employees. Order as BLS Bulletin 1693, National
Survey of Professional, Administrative, Technical, and Clerical Pay, June 1970, $1.00 a copy, from the Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402, or any of its regional sales offices.



☆ u . S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE:

1971 0-432-468(36)

A rea

W age

S urveys

A list of the latest available bulletins is presented below. A directory of area wage studies including more limited studies conducted at the
request of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor is available on request. Bulletins may be purchased from the Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402, or from any of the BLS regional sales offices shown on the inside front cover

Area

Bulletin number
and price

Akron, Ohio, July 1970_______________________________ 1660-88, 30 cents
Albany—
Schenectady—
Troy, N.Y., Feb. 1970__________ 1660-51, 30 cents
Albuquerque, N. M ex., Mar. 1970 1 ___________________ 1660-55, 35 cents
Allentown—
Bethlehem—
Easton, Pa.—
N.J., May 1970 L- 1660-83, 35 cents
Atlanta, Ga., May 1970 1 ______________________________ 1660-76, 50 cents
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 1970 1 __________________________ 1685-18, 50 cents
Beaumont—
Port Arthui—Orange, Tex., May 1970____ 1660-84, 30 cents
Binghamton, N .Y., July 1970_________________________ 1685-6,
30 cents
Birmingham, Ala., Mar. 1970________________________ 1660-57, 30 cents
Boise City, Idaho, Nov. 1970 1 _______________________ 1685-21, 35 cents
Boston, M ass., Aug. 1970 1 ___________________________ 1685-11, 50 cents
Buffalo, N .Y., Oct. 1970* ____________________________ 1685-43, 50 cents
Burlington, Vt., Mar. 1970___________________________ 1660-53, 25 cents
Canton, Ohio, May 1970 1 _____________________________ 1660-81, 35 cents
Charleston, W. Va., Apr. 1970 1 ______________________ 1660-68, 35 cents
Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 1971____________________________ 1685-48, 30 cents
Chattanooga, Tenn.-Ga., Sept. 1970 1 ________________ 1685-10, 35 cents
Chicago, 111., June 1970______________________________
1660-90, 60 cents
Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky.—
Ind., Feb. 1970________________ 1660-49, 35 cents
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 1970 1 _________________________ 1685-28, 50 cents
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 1970 1 __________________________ 1685-33, 40 cents
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 1970 1 _____________________________ 1685-22, 50 cents
Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111.,
Feb. 1971____________________________________________ 1685-51, 30 cents
Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 1970 1 ____________________________ 1685-45, 40 cents
Denver, Colo., Dec. 1970_____________________________ 1685-41, 35 cents
Des Moines, Iowa, May 1970 1 _______________________ 1660-73, 35 cents
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 1970____________________________ 1660-58, 35 cents
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 1970 1 ________________________ 1685-25, 35 cents
Green Bay, W is., July 1970 1 _________________________ 1685-4,
35 cents
Greenville, S.C., May 1970___________________________ 1660-79, 30 cents
Houston, Tex., Apr. 1970_____________________________ 1660-67, 35 cents
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 1970 1 ________________________ 1685-31, 40 cents
Jackson, M iss., Jan. 1971 1 ___________________________ 1685-39, 35 cents
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 19701 ______________________ 1685-37, 35 cents
Kansas City, Mo.—
Kans., Sept. 1970 1 ________________ 1685-16, 45 cents
Lawrence—
Haverhill, Mass.—
N.H., June 1970 1 _______ 1660-82, 35 cents
Little Rock—
North Little Rock, Ark., July 1970 1 ____ 1685-1,
35 cents
Los Angeles—
Long Beach and Anaheirrr-Santa AnaGarden Grove, Calif., Mar. 1970___________________ 1660-64, 45 cents
Louisville, Ky.—
Ind., Nov. 1970_______________________ 1685-27, 30 cents
Lubbock, Tex., Mar. 1970 1 _________________ _________ 1660-50, 35 cents
Manchester, N.H., July 1970 1 _______________________ 1685-2,
35 cents
Memphis, Tenn.—
Ark., Nov. 1970_____________________ 1685-30, 30 cents
Miami, Fla., Nov. 1970 1 ______________________________ 1685-29, 40 cents
Midland and Odessa, Tex., Jan. 1971_________________ 1685-40, 30 cents
Milwaukee, W is., May 1970 1 _________________________ 1660-74, 50 cents
Minneapolis— Paul, Minn., Jan. 1971_______________ 1685-44, 40 cents
St.
l

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




Area
M u s k e g o n —M u s k e g o n H e i g h t s , M i c h . , J u n e 1 9 7 0 1______
N e w a r k an d J e r s e y C i t y , N . J . , J a n . 1 9 7 1 _________________
N e w H a v e n , C o n n . , J a n . 1 9 7 1 __________________________________
N e w O r l e a n s , L a . , J a n . 1 9 7 1 1 ________________________________
N e w Y o r k , N . Y . , A p r . 1 9 7 0 1 __________________________________
N o r f o l k —P o r t s m o u t h a n d N e w p o r t N e w s —
H a m p t o n , V a . , J a n . 1 9 7 1 1 ___________________________________
O k l a h o m a C i t y , O k l a . , J u l y 1 9 7 0 _____________________________
O m a h a , N e b r . - I o w a , S e p t . 1 9 7 0 1 ____________________________
P a t e r s o n —C l i f t o n —P a s s a i c , N . J . , J u n e 1 9 7 0 1____________
P h i l a d e l p h i a , P a . —N . J . , N o v . 1 9 7 0 ___________________________
P h o e n i x , A r i z . , M a r . 1 9 7 0 1 ___________________________________
P i t t s b u r g h , P a . , J a n . 1 9 7 1 1 ___________________________________
P o r t l a n d , M a i n e , N o v . 1 9 7 0 ____________________________________
P o r t l a n d , O r e g . —W a s h . , M a y 1 9 7 0 1 _________________________
P r o v i d e n c e —P a w t u c k e t —W a r w i c k , R . I . —M a s s . ,
M a y 1 9 7 0 ____________________________________________________________
R a l e i g h , N . C . , A u g . 1 9 7 0 1_____________________________________
R i c h m o n d , V a . , M a r . 1 9 7 0 1 ___________________________________
R o c h e s t e r , N . Y . (o ffice occu p a tio n s on ly),
A u g . 1 9 7 0 ____________________________________________________________
R o c k f o r d , 111., M a y 1 9 7 0 1 _____________________________________
S t. L o u i s , M o . —111., M a r . 1 9 7 0 ________________________________
S a l t L a k e C i t y , U t a h , N o v . 1 9 7 0 1 ____________________________
S a n A n t o n i o , T e x . , M a y 1 9 7 0 __________________________________
S a n B e r n a r d i n o —R i v e r s i d e —O n t a r i o , C a l i f . ,
D e c . 1 9 7 0 1 __________________________________________________________
S a n D i e g o , C a l i f . , N o v . 1 9 7 0 ___________________________________
S a n F r a n c i s c o —O a k l a n d , C a l i f . , O c t . 1 9 7 0 ________________
S a n J o s e , C a l i f . , A u g . 1 9 7 0 ____________________________________
S a v a n n a h , G a . , M a y 1 9 7 0 1 _____________________________________
S c r a n t o n , P a . , J u l y 1 9 7 0 1_______________________________________
S e a t t l e —E v e r e t t , W a s h . , J a n . 1 9 7 0 ___________________________
S i o u x F a l l s , S. D a k . , D e c . 1 9 7 0 1 ____________________________
S o u t h B e n d , I n d . , M a r . 1 9 7 0 1 _________________________________
S p o k a n e , W a s h . , J u n e 1 9 7 0 1 __________________________________
S y r a c u s e , N . Y . , J u l y 1 9 7 0 _____________________________________
T a m p a —St . P e t e r s b u r g , F l a . , N o v . 1 9 7 0 ________________ ___
T o 1e d o , O h i c r - M i c h . , F e b . 1 9 7 0 _______________________________
T r e n t o n , N . J . , S e p t . 1 9 7 0 1 ____________________________________
U t i c a —R o m e , N . Y . , J u l y 1 9 7 0 _________________________________
W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . —M d . —V a . , S e p t . 1 9 6 9 1 __________________
W a t e r b u r y , C o n n . , M a r . 1 9 7 0 1 _______________________________
W a t e r l o o , I o w a , N o v . 1 9 7 0 1___________________________________
W i c h i t a , K a n s . , A p r . 1 9 7 0 1 ___________________________________
W o r c e s t e r , M a s s . , M a y 1 9 7 0 1 _______________________________
Y o r k , P a . , F e b . 1 9 7 1 _____________________________________________
Y o u n g s t o w n —W a r r e n , O h i o , N o v . 1 9 7 0 ______________________

Bulletin number
and pric e
1660- 85,
1685- 47,
1685- 35,
1685- 36,
1 6 6 0 - 89,

35
40
30
40
75

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

1685- 46,
1685- 5,
1685- 14,
1 6 6 0 - 87,
1685- 34,
1660- 70,
1685- 49,
1685- 19,
1660- 77,

35
30
35
45
50
35
50
30
40

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

1660- 72, 30 cents
1685- 1 2 , 35 cents
1660- 65, 40 cents
1685- 7,
1660- 75,
1660- 6 6 ,
1685- 26,
1660- 71,

30
35
40
35
30

cents
cents
cents
cents
cents

1685- 42, 40 cents
1685- 2 0 , 30 cents
1685- 23, 40 cents
1685- 13, 30 cents
1660- 80, 35 cents
1685- 3,
35 cents
1660- 52, 30 cents
1685- 38, 35 cents
1660- 62, 35 cents
1660- 8 6 , 35 cents
1685- 8 ,
30 cents
1685- 17, 30 cents
1660- 56, 30 cents
1685- 15, 35 cents
1685- 9,
30 cents
1660- 19, 50 cents
1660- 54, 35 cents
1685- 32, 35 cents
1660- 69, 35 cents
1660- 78, 35 cents
1685- 50, 30 cents
1685- 24, 30 cents

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