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AREA WAGE SURVEY
T h e H o u sto n , Texas, M e tro p o lita n Area,
A pril 1972

B u ll e t in 1 7 2 5 - 7 9
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR / Bureau of Labor Statistics

New York. N.Y. 10036
Phone: 971-5405 (Area Code 212)

1317 Filbert St.
Philadelphia. Pa. 19107
Phone: 597-7796 (Area Code 215)

1371 Peachtree St. NE.
Atlanta, Ga. 30309
Phone: 526*5418 (Area Code 404)

Region VI
Region V
8th Floor, 300 South Wacker Drive
1100 Commerce St., Rm. 6B7
Chicago, III. 60606
Dallas. Tex. 75202
Phone: 3 5 3 -1 880(Area Code 312)
Phone: 749-3516 (Area Code 214)

Regions V II and V III
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)

Government Center
Boston, Mass. 02203
Phone: 223-6761 (Area Code 617)

* Regions V II and V III will be serviced by Kansas City.
’ * Regions IX and X will be serviced by San Francisco.




AREA WAGE SURVEY

B ulle tin 1 7 2 5 - 7 9
S e p te m b e r 19 7 2

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, J. D. Hodgson, Secretary
BU R E A U OF L A B O R STATISTICS, Geoffrey H. Moore, Commissioner

T h e H o u s to n , T e x a s , M e tro p o lita n A re a , A p ril 1 9 7 2
CONTENTS
Page
1.
4.

I n tr o d u c tio n
W a g e tren ds f o r s e le c te d occu pational groups

T ab les:

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E s t a b l i s h m e n t s and 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 stu d ied
I n d e x e s o f s tan d a rd w e e k l y s a l a r i e s and s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a ti o n a l
g r o u p s , and p e r c e n t s o f i n c r e a s e f o r s e l e c t e d p e r i o d s

A.

3.
5.

O c c u p a tio n a l e a r n i n g s :
A -l.
O f f i c e o c c u p a tio n s —m e n and w o m e n
A - l a . O f f i c e o c c u p a ti o n s —l a r g e e s t a b l i s h m e n t s —m e n and w o m e n
A -2.
P r o f e s s i o n a l and t e c h n i c a l oc c u p a tio n s —m e n and w o m e n
A - 2 a . 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 tio n s —l a r g e e s t a b l i s h m e n t 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 oc c u p a tio n s —m e n and w o m e n c o m b i n e d
A - 3 a . 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 tio n s —l a r g e e s t a b l i s h m e n t s —m e n and w o m e n c o m b i n e d
A -4.
M a i n t e n a n c e and p o w e r p l a n t o c c u p a tio n s
A - 4 a , M a i n t e n a n c e and p o w e r p l a n t oc c u p a tio n s —l a r g e e s t a b l i s h m e n t s
A -5.
C u s t o d i a l and m a t e r i a l m o v e m e n t o c c u p a tio n s
A - 5 a . C u s t o d i a l and m a t e r i a l m o v e m e n t oc c u p a tio n s —l a r g e e s t a b l i s h m e n t s

A ppendix.




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Preface
T h e B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s p r o g r a m o f annual o c c u p a ­
t i o n a l w a g e s u r v e y s in m e t r o p o l i t a n a r e a s i s d e s i g n e d t o p r o v i d e data
on o c c u p a t i o n a l e a r n i n g s , and e s t a b l i s h m e n t p r a c t i c e s and s u p p l e m e n ­
tary wage p ro visio n s.
It y i e l d s d e t a i l e d data by s e l e c t e d i n d u s tr y
d i v i s i o n f o r e a c h o f the a r e a s s tud ie d , f o r g e o g r a p h i c r e g i o n s , and f o r
the 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 th e n e e d
f o r g r e a t e r i n s i g h t in to (1) th e m o v e m e n t o f w a g e s by o c c u p a tio n a l
c a t e g o r y and s k i l l l e v e l , and (2) th e s t r u c t u r e and l e v e l o f w a g e s a m o n g
a r e a s and i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s .
A t the end o f e a c h s u r v e y , an i n d i v i d u a l a r e a b u lle tin p r e ­
sents th e 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 l l i n d iv id u a l a r e a b u lle tin s
f o r a round o f s u r v e y s , tw o s u m m a r y b u l l e t i n s a r e is s u e d . T h e f i r s t
b r i n g s data f o r e a c h o f the m e t r o p o l i t a n a r e a s stu d ied into one b u lle tin .
T h e s e c o n d p r e s e n t s i n f o r m a t i o n w h i c h has b e e n p r o j e c t e d f r o m i n ­
d i v i d u a l m e t r o p o l i t a n a r e a data to r e l a t e t o g e o g r a p h i c r e g i o n s and the
U n i t e d S ta te s .
N i n e t y - f o u r a r e a s c u r r e n t l y a r e in c l u d e d in the p r o g r a m . In
e a c h a r e a , i n f o r m a t i o n on o c c u p a ti o n a l e a r n i n g s is c o l l e c t e d an nuall y
and on e s t a b l i s h m e n t p r a c t i c e s and s u p p l e m e n t a r y w a g e p r o v i s i o n s
biennially.
T h i s b u l l e ti n p r e s e n t s r e s u l t s o f the s u r v e y in H ou ston ,
T e x . , in A p r i l
1972.
T h e S tan d ard M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a ,
as d e fi n e d by th e O f f i c e o f M a n a g e m e n t and B u d g e t ( f o r m e r l y the
B u r e a u o f the B u d g e t ) th ro u g h J a n u a r y 1968, c o n s i s t s o f B r a z o r i a ,
F o r t B en d , H a r r i s , L i b e r t y , and M o n t g o m e r y C o u n tie s .
T h i s study
was
c o n d u c t e d by th e B u r e a u 's
r e g i o n a l o f f i c e in D a l l a s , T e x . ,
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 B o y d B. O ' N e a l , A s s i s t a n t R e g i o n a l
D ir e c t o r f o r O peration s.




Note:
S im ila r rep o rts a re availab le fo r other a re a s .
back c o v e r . )

(See i n s i d e

A c u r r e n t r e p o r t on o c c u p a t i o n a l e a r n i n g s and s u p p l e m e n ­
t a r y w a g e p r o v i s i o n s in th e H ou ston a r e a is a l s o a v a i l a b l e f o r
m a c h i n e r y m a n u f a c t u r i n g ( N o v e m b e r 1970).
Union w a g e r a t e s ,
i n d i c a t i v e o f p r e v a i l i n g p ay l e v e l s , a r e a v a i l a b l e f o r b u ild in g
con struction; printing; lo c a l- t r a n s it o p era tin g e m p lo y e e s ; lo c a l
t r u c k d r i v e r s and h e l p e r s ; and g r o c e r y s t o r e e m p l o y e e s .

In tro d u c tio n
T h i s a r e a is 1 o f 94 in w h ic h the 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 i s t i c s con duct s s u r v e y s o f o c c u p a ti o n a l e a r n i n g s
and r e l a t e d b e n e f i t s on an a r e a w i d e b a s i s . 1

bined . E a r n i n g s data f o r s o m e o f the o c c u p a tio n s l i s t e d and d e s c r i b e d ,
o r f o r s o m e i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s within o c c u p a tio n s , a r e not p r e s e n t e d in
the A - s e r i e s t a b l e s , b e c a u s e e i t h e r ( l ) e m p l o y m e n t in the oc c u p atio n is
to o s m a l l to p r o v i d e eno ugh data to 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 is
p o s s i b i l i t y o f d i s c l o s u r e o f i n d i v i d u a l e s t a b l i s h m e n t data.
E arnings
data not shown s e p a r a t e l y f o r i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s a r e includ ed in the
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 l a s s i f i c a t i o n o f s e c r e t a r i e s o r t r u c k d r i v e r s is not sho wn o r i n f o r m a t i o n to s u b c l a s s i f y is not a v a i l a b l e .

T h i s b u l l e t i n p r e s e n t s c u r r e n t o c c u p a ti o n a l e m p l o y m e n t and
e a r n i n g s i n f o r m a t i o n o b ta in e d l a r g e l y b y m a i l f r o m the e s t a b l i s h m e n t s
v i s i t e d b y B u r e a u f i e l d e c o n o m i s t s in the l a s t p r e v i o u s s u r v e y f o r
o c c u p a tio n s r e p o r t e d in that e a r l i e r study. 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 ts and to t h o s e r e s p o n d e n ts r e p o r t i n g unusual c han ges
s i n c e the 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 l o y m e n t and e a r n i n g s data a r e shown f o r
f u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s , i . e . , th ose h i r e d to w o r k a r e g u l a r w e e k l y sc h e d u le .
E a r n i n g s data e x c l u d e p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e and f o r w o r k on
w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , and late s h ifts . N o n p r o d u c t i o n b on uses a r e e x ­
c lu d e d, but c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e s and i n c e n t i v e e a r n in g s a r e i n ­
cluded.
W h e r e w e e k l y h o u r s a r e r e p o r t e d , as f o r o f f i c e c l e r i c a l
o c c u p a t i o n s , r e f e r e n c e is to the sta n d a rd w o r k w e e k (r ou n d e d to the
n e a r e s t h a l f hour) 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 i r 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 an d/or p r e ­
m ium r a te s ).
A v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s f o r th es e o c c u p a tio n s h a ve
b e e n roun ded to the n e a r e s t h a l f d o l l a r .

In e a c h a r e a , data a r e ob ta 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 i s h m e n t s w i th i n s i x b r o a d i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s : M a n u fa c t u r i n g ; t r a n s ­
p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n i c a t i o n , 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 ; fi n a n c e , i n s u r a n c e , and r e a l e s t a t e ; and s e r v i c e s .
M a jor
i n d u s t r y g ro u p s e x c l u d e d f r o m th e s e stud ie s a r e g o v e r n m e n t o p e r a ­
tio n s and the c o n s t r u c t i o n and e x t r a c t i v e i n d u s t r i e s . E s t a b l i s h m e n t s
h a v in g f e w e r than 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 tend to f u r n i s h i n s u f f i c i e n t e m p l o y m e n t in the oc c u p a tio n s stu died
to w a r r a n t in c lu s io n .
S e p a r a t e ta b u la tio n s a r e p r o v i d e d f o r e a c h of
the b r o a d i n 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 l i c 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 the l e v e l o f o c c u p a ti o n a l e a r n i n g s in
an a r e a at 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 i v i d u a l oc c u p a tio n a l
a v e r a g e s o v e r t i m e m a y not r e f l e c t e x p e c t e d w a g e c h an ges.
The
a v e r a g e s f o r i n d i v i d u a l jo b s a r e a f f e c t e d b y ch an ge s in w a g e s and
e m p lo ym e n t patterns.
F o r exam p le, p ro p ortion s of w o r k e r s em ployed
b y h i g h - o r l o w - w a g e f i r m s m a y c han ge o r h i g 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 and be r e p l a c e d b y ne w w o r k e r s at l o w e r r a t e s .
Such s hifts in e m p l o y m e n t c ould d e c r e a s e an o c c u p a tio n a l a v e r a g e e v e n
though m o s t e s t a b l i s 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 during the y e a r .
T r e n d s in e a r n i n g s o f o c c u p a t i o n a l g r o u p s , shown in ta 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 than i n d iv id u a l j o b s w ith in the g ro u p s.

T h e s e s u r v e y s a r e con d u cted on a s a m p l e b a s i s b e c a u s e of
the u n n e c e s s a r y c o s t i n v o l v e d in s u r v e y i n g a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s .
To
ob ta in o p ti m u m a c c u r a c y at m i n i m u m c o s t , a g r e a t e r p r o p o r t i o n o f
l a r g e than o f s m a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s is stu died. In c o m b i n i n g the data,
h o w e v e r , a ll estab lish m en ts a r e g iv e n th e ir a p p ro p ria te w eight. E s ­
t i m a t e s b a s e d on the e s t a b l i s h m e n t s stu d ie d a r e p r e s e n t e d , t h e r e f o r e ,
as r e l a t i n g to a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in the i n d u s t r y g ro u p in g and a r e a ,
e x c e p t f o r th os e b e l o w the m i n i m u m s i z e studied.
O c c u p a ti o n s and E a r n i n g s
T h e o c c u p a tio n s s e l e c t e d f o r study a r e c o m m o n to a v a r i e t y
o f m a n u f a c tu r i n g and n o n m a n u fa c t u rin g i n d u s t r i e s , and a r e o f the
follo w in g types:
( l ) 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 and t e c h n i c a l ;
(3) m a i n te n a n c e and p o w e r p l a n t ; and (4) c u s t o d i a l and m a t e r i a l m o v e ­
m e n t.
O c c u p a t i o n a l c l a s s i f i c a t i o n is b a s e d on a u n i f o r m set o f job
d e s c r i p t i o n s d e s i g n e d to take ac c ou n t o f i n t e r e s t a b l i s h m e n t v a r i a t i o n
in d uties w i th i n the s a m e jo b .
T h e o c c u p a tio n s s e l e c t e d f o r study
a r e l i s t e d and d e s c r i b e d in the a p p e nd ix . U n l e s s o t h e r w i s e in d i c a t e d ,
the e a r n i n g s data f o l l o w i n g the j o b t i t l e s a r e f o r a l l i n d u s t r i e s c o m ­

T h e a v e ra g e s p resen ted r e fle c t co m p o site, areaw ide e s t i­
m ates.
I n d u s t r i e s and e s t a b l i s h m e n t s d i f f e r in p ay l e v e l and job
s t a f f i n g and, thus , c o n tr i b u t e d i f f e r e n t l y to the e s t i m a t e s f o r e ach job.
T h e p a y r e l a t i o n s h i p ob ta in a b le f r o m the a v e r a g e s m a y f a i l to r e f l e c t
a c c u r a t e l y the w a g e s p r e a d o r d i f f e r e n t i a l m a i n t a i n e d am on g j o b s in
i n d i v i d u a l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s . S i m i l a r l y , d i f f e r e n c e s in a v e r a g e p ay l e v e l s
f o r m e n and w o m e n in any o f the s e l e c t e d oc c u p a tio n s should not be
a s s u m e d to r e f l e c t d i f f e r e n c e s in p a y t r e a t m e n t o f the s e x e s w ith in
individual estab lish m en ts.
O t h e r p o s s i b l e f a c t o r s w h ich m a y c o n ­
t r i b u t e to d i f f e r e n c e s in p a y f o r m e n and 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 i th i n e s t a b l i s h e d r a te r a n g e s , s in c e on ly the ac tu a l
r a t e s p a id in c u m b e n ts a r e c o l l e c t e d ; and d i f f e r e n c e s in s p e c i f i c duties
p e r f o r m e d , although the w o r k e r s a r e c l a s s i f i e d a p p r o p r i a t e l y w i th i n
the s a m e s u r v e y j o b d e s c r i p t i o n . Job d e s c r i p t i o n s used in c l a s s i f y i n g

1 Included in the 94 areas are eight studies conducted by the Bureau under contract.
These
areas are Binghamton, N . Y . (N ew York portion only); Durham, N. C . ; Fort Lauderdale—H ollyw ood and
West Palm Beach, F la .; Huntsville, A l a .; Poughkeepsie—Kingston—Newburgh, N . Y . ; Rochester, N . Y .
(o ffic e occupations only); Syracuse, N . Y . ; and U tica — Rom e, N . Y .
In addition the Bureau conducts
more lim ite d area studies in 64 areas at the request o f the Em ploym ent Standards Adm inistration of
the U. S.

Department o f Labor.




1

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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 l l y m o r e g e n e r a l i z e d than th ose
u s e d in i n d i v i d u a l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s and a l l o w f o r m i n o r d i f f e r e n c e s
a m o n g e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in the s p e c i f i c du tie 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 l o y m e n t e s t i m a t e s r e p r e s e n t the to ta l in a l l
e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w i t h i n the s c o p e o f the study and not the n u m b e r a c t u ­
a l l y s u r v e y e d . B e c a u s e o f d i f f e r e n c e s in o c c u p a t i o n a l s t r u c t u r e am o n g
e s t a b l i s h m e n t s , the e s t im a te s o f o c c u p a t i o n a l e m p l o y m e n t obtained f r o m
the s a m p l e o f e s t a b l i s h m e n t s stu d ie d s e r v e o n l y to in d i c a te the r e l a t i v e
i m p o r t a n c e o f the j o b s stu 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 i o n a l
s t r u c t u r e do not a f f e c t m a t e r i a l l y the a c c u r a c y o f the e a r n i n g s data.




E stab lishm en t P r a c t ic e s

and S u p p l e m e n t a r y W a g e P r o v i s i o n s

T a b u l a t i o n s on s e l e c t e d e s t a b l i s h m e n t p r a c t i c e s and s u p p l e ­
m e n t a r y w a g e p r o v i s i o n s ( B - s e r i e s t a b l e s ) a r e not p r e s e n t e d in this
b u lle tin .
I n f o r m a t i o n f o r t h e s e t a b u la tio n s is c o l l e c t e d b i e n n i a l l y .
T h e s e ta b u la tio n s on m i n i m u m e n t r a n c e s a l a r i e s f o r i n e x p e r i e n c e d
w o m e n o f f i c e w o r k e r s ; s h ift d i f f e r e n t i a l s ; s c h e d u le d w e e k l y h o u r s ;
p a id h o l i d a y s ; p a i d v a c a t i o n s ; and h e a lt h , i n s u r a n c e , and p e n s i o n
p lans a r e p r e s e n t e d ( i n the B - s e r i e s t a b l e s ) in p r e v i o u s b u lle tin s
f o r th is a r e a .




3

T a b l e 1. E s t a b li s h m e n t s a n d w o r k e r s w ithin s c o p e o f s u r v e y a n d n u m b e r s t u d ie d in
H o u s to n , T e x .,1 b y m a jo r in d u str y d iv isio n ,2 A p ril 1 9 7 2
Minimum
employment
in establishments in scope
of study

Industry division

A ll establishments
A ll divisions______
___________ _______
Manufacturing-------- —
— --Nonmanufacturing_______________ ____ __ __
Transportation, communication, and
other public utilities 5_______ ____ _
_ _
Wholesale trade______________ ____ _ _ _
Retail trade___________- — - ______, _____
_
Finance, insurance, and real estate 6 ------Services 7-----------------------------------------Large establishments
A ll divisions________ ___________ _________
Manufacturing______ __ ______ __ ___
N onmanufactur ing____
____
____
Transportation, communication, and
other public utilities s „ __ _ __ __ _ ..
Wholesale trade_____________ ___
Retail trade___ _
_
_ ____ _ ________ _
Finance, insurance, and real estate 6_____
Services7__ ____
__
___ _ „

Number of establishments

Workers in establishments
Within scope of study4

Within 8cope
of study *

Studied

Studied
Number

Percent

-

1,675

293

352,886

100

166.427

50
-

485
1, 190

96
197

124,819
228,067

35
65

60,575
105,852

50
50
50
50
50

161
283
332
166
248

38
42
48
24
45

47, 346
39,651
73,363
26, 786
40, 921

13
1
1
21
8
12

31,664
13,746
35,813
10,310
14,319

-

129

92

157,670

100

130,510

500
-

47
82

32
60

59,012
98,658

37
63

47, 010
83,500

500
500
500
500
500

20
8
36
6
1
2

16
7
22
6
9

30,307
8, 747
42,785
7,203
9, 616

19
6
27
5
6

28, 137
8, 120
32,154
7,203
7,886

1 The Houston Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (form erly the Bureau of the Budget)
through January 1968, consists of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, and Montgomery Counties. The "workers within scope of study" estimates
shown in this table provide a reasonably accurate description of the size and composition of the labor force included in the survey. The estimates
are not intended, however, to serve as a basis of comparison with other employment indexes for the area to measure employment trends or levels
since (1) planning of wage surveys requires the use of establishment data compiled considerably in advance of the payroll period studied, and (2) small
establishments are excluded from the scope of the survey.
2 The 1967 edition of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual was used in classifying establishments.
3 Includes all establishments with total employment at or above the minimum limitation. A ll outlets (within the area) of companies in such
industries as trade, finance, auto repair service, and motion picture theaters are considered as 1 establishment.
4 Includes all workers in all establishments with total employment (within the area) at or above the minimum limitation.
5 Abbreviated to "public utilities" in the A-series tables. Taxicabs and services incidental to water transportation were excluded.
6 This industry division is represented in estimates for "all industries" and "nonmanufacturing" in the Series A tables. Separate presentation of
data for this division is not made for one or more of the following reasons: (1) Employment in the division is too small to provide enough data to merit
separate study, (2) the sample was not designed initially to permit separate presentation, (3) response was insufficient or inadequate to permit separate
presentation, and (4) there is possibility of disclosure of individual establishment data.
7 Hotels and motels; laundries and other personal services; business services; automobile repair, rental, and parking; motion pictures; nonprofit
membership organizations (excluding religious and charitable organizations); and engineering and architectural services.

Almost two-fifths of the workers within scope of the survey in the Houston area were employed in manufacturing firms.
following presents the major industry groups and specific industries as a percent of all manufacturing:
Industry groups

The

Specific industries
19
__________ _ 18
________14

1^
- 12
..........6

____________ 9
Primary metal industries________________
Printing and publishing___________________ ____________ 5
Instruments and related products ----------- ---------------- 4

5

This information is based on estimates of total employment derived from universe materials compiled prior to actual survey.
Proportions in various industry divisions may differ from proportions based on the results of the survey as shown in table
above.

W a g e T re n 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
P r e s e n t e d in t a b le 2 a r e i n d e x e s and p e r c e n t a g e s o f chan ge
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 i a l n u r s e s ,
and in a v e r a g e e a r n i n g s o f s e l e c t e d p l a n t w o r k e r g ro u p s . T h e i n d e x e s
a r e a m e a s u r e o f w a g e s at a g i v e n t i m e , e x p r e s s e d as a p e r c e n t o f
w a g e s d u r in g the b a s e p e r i o d . S u b t r a c ti n g 100 f r o m the in d e x y i e l d s
the p e r c e n t a g e change in w a g e s f r o m the b a s e p e r i o d to the date o f
the in dex.
T h e p e r c e n t a g e s o f c h an ge o r i n c r e a s e r e l a t e to w a g e
c han ges b e t w e e n the i n d i c a t e d d a te s . A n n u a l r a t e s o f i n c r e a s e , w h e r e
shown, r e f l e c t the am oun t o f i n c r e a s e f o r 12 m onths w h e n the t i m 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 than 12 m on th s . T h e s e c o m p u ta tio n s
w e r e b a s e d on the a s s u m p t i o n that w a g e s i n c r e a s e d at a con stant r a te
between su rve 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 han ge in a v e r ­
a g e s f o r the a r e a ; th e y a r e not i n ten d ed to m e a s u r e a v e r a g e p a y
c han ges in the e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in the a r e a .

shows the p e r c e n t a g e c han ge. T h e i n d e x is the p r o d u c t o f m u l t i p l y i n g
the b a s e y e a r r e l a t i v e (100) b y the r e l a t i v e f o r the n ext s u c c e e d i n g
y e a r and c on tin uin g to m u l t i p l y (c om p ou 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 ' s index.
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 i n d u s t r i a l n u r s e s , the w a g e
t r e n d s r e l a t e to r e g u l a r w e e k l y s a l a r i e s f o r the n o r m a l w o r k w e e k ,
e x c lu s iv e of earnings fo r o v e r tim e .
F o r p l a n t w o r k e r g r o u p s , th ey
m e a s u r e c h a n ge s in a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s , e x c lu d in g
p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e and f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , and
l a te s h ifts .
T h e p e r c e n t a g e s a r e b a s e d on data f o r s e l e c t e d k e y o c c u ­
p atio n s and i n c lu d e m o s t o f the n u m e r i c a l l y i m p o r t a n t jo b s w ith in
e a c h g ro u p .
L im itation s

o f Data

M e th o d o f C o m p u tin g
T h e i n d e x e s and p e r c e n t a g e s o f c h a n g e , as m e a s u r e s o f
change in a r e a a v e r a g e s , a r e i n f l u e n c e d b y :
(1) g e n e r a l s a l a r y and
w a g e c h a n g e s , (2) m e r i t o r o t h e r i n c r e a s e s in p a y r e c e i v e d b y i n d i ­
v i d u a l w o r k e r s w h i l e in the s a m e j o b , and (3) c h a n g e s in a v e r a g e
w a g e s due to c h a n ge s in the l a b o r f o r c e r e s u l t i n g f r o m l a b o r t u r n ­
o v e r , f o r c e e x p a n s i o n s , f o r c e r e d u c t i o n s , and c h a n ge s in the p r o p o r ­
tio n s o f w o r k e r s e m p l o y e d b y e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w i t h d i f f e r e n t p a y l e v e l s .
C h a n g e s in the l a b o r f o r c e can c a u s e i n c r e a s e s o r d e c r e a s e s in the
o c c u p a t i o n a l a v e r a g e s with ou t a c tu a l w a g e c h a n g e s .
It is c o n c e i v a b l e
that e v e n though a l l 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 ra g e w a ges m a y have d eclin ed beca u se lo w e r -p a y in g establishm en ts
e n t e r e d the a r e a o r e xp an d e d t h e i r w o r k f o r c e s .
S im ilarly, wages
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 on stan t, y e t the a v e r a g e s f o r an a r e a
m a y h a ve 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 l i s h m e n t s
e n t e r e d the a r e a .

E a c h o f the f o l l o w i n g k e y o c c u p a tio n s w ith in an o c c u p a ti o n a l
g ro u p w a s a s s i g n e d a c on stan t w e i g h t b a s e d on its p r o p o r t i o n a t e e m ­
p l o y m e n t in the o c c u p a t i o n a l g r o u p ;

Office clerical (men and women): Office clerical (men and women)— Skilled maintenance (men):
Carpenters
Continued
Bookke eping- machine
Electricians
Secretaries
operators, class B
Machinists
Clerks, accounting, classes
Stenographers, general
Mechanics
Stenographers, senior
A and B
Mechanics (automotive)
Switchboard operators, classes
Clerks, file, classes
Painters
A and B
A , B, and C
Pipefitters
Tabulating-machine operators,
Clerks, order
Tool and die makers
class B
Clerks, 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, m aterial handling
Nurses, industrial (registered)
Office boys and girls

T h e use o f c on stan t e m p l o y m e n t w e i g h t s e l i m i n a t e s the e f f e c t
o f c h a n ge s in the p r o p o r t i o n o f w o r k e r s r e p r e s e n t e d in eac h j o b i n ­
c lu d e d in the data.
T h e p e r c e n t a g e s o f ch an ge r e f l e c t o n ly chan ge 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 not i n f l u e n c e d b y
c h a n ge s in s ta n d a rd w o r k s c h e d u l e s , as such, o r b y p r e m i u m p a y
f o r o v e r t i m e . W h e r e n e c e s s a r y , data w e r e a d j u s t e d to r e m o v e f r o m
the i n d e x e s and p e r c e n t a g e s o f c han ge any s i g n i f i c a n t e f f e c t c a u s e d
b y ch an ge s in the s c o p e o f the s u r v e y .

T h e a v e r a g e (m e a n ) e a r n i n g s f o r e a c h oc c u p a tio n w e r e m u l t i ­
p l i e d b y the o c c u p a t i o n a l w e i g h t , and the p r o d u c t s f o r a l l oc c u p a tio n s
in the g ro u p w e r e t o t a l e d .
T h e a g g r e g a te s f o r 2 con secu tive y ea rs
w e r e r e l a t e d b y d i v i d i n g the a g g r e g a t e f o r the l a t e r y e a r b y the a g g r e ­
g a te f o r the e a r l i e 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




5

T a b le 2 .
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 a n d str a ig h t- tim e h ou rly e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n a l g r o u p s in
H o u s t o n , T e x ., A p ril 1 9 7 1 a n d A p ril 1 9 7 2 , a n d p e r c e n t s o f i n c r e a s e fo r s e l e c t e d p e r io d s
Manufacturing

All industries
Period

Office
clerical
(men and
women)

Industrial
nurses
(men and
women)

Skilled
maintenance
trades
(men)

Unskilled
plantworkers
(men)

Office
clerical
(men and
women)

Industrial 1 Skilled
nurses
maintenance
(men and
trades
women)
(men)

Unskilled
plantworkers
(men)

Indexes (June 1967=100)
April 1971___________________________________
April 1972___________

122.9
129.5

127.0
132.2

127.4
137.3

122.6
130.1

123.7
130.3

123.5

129.2

125.5
135.3

128.8
140.4

Percents of increase
May I960 to May 1961________________________
May 1961 to June 1962:
13-month increase________________________
Annual rate of increase. _________________

3.2

4.9

2.8

1.1

3.2

6.6

1.6

2.2

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.8

4.0
3.7

7.3
6.7

2.9
2.7

.9

.8

3.1
2.9

8.0

June
June
June
June
June
June
June

3.3
1.5
2.5
4.0
3.8
5.0

1.8

2.1

2.3
.9
4.4
5.9
4.8

1.9
1.9
5.7
3.1
4.1

.9
5.5
3.4
1.4
7.1
5.6

5.4
.5

3.1
3.0

1.3
1.7

6.6

4.3
4.9

4.6
3.2
4.3

1.5
4.0
3.4
3.9
3.0

10.1

6.4
7.0

7.6
8.3

8.1
8.9

5.1
5.6

5.8
6.3

6.5
7.1

7.1
7.8

5.3
5.8

May 1969 to April 1970:
11-month increase________________________
Annual rate of increase____________________

4.9
5.4

7.0
7.7

5.2
5.7

6.5
7.1

4.1
4.5

5.4
5.9

5.0
5.5

8.0

April 1970 to April 1971______________________
April 1971 to April 1972_____ _______________

4.9
5.4

5.3
4.1

7.6
7.8

6.1

3.8

5.4
5.3

4.8
4.6

7.0
7.8

3.6
9.0

1962 to June 1963_______________________
1963 to June 1964. ______ _____________
1964 to June 1965_______________________
1965 to June 1966__________________ ___
1966 to June 1967 _____ ________________
1967 to June 1968-----------------------------1968 to May 1969:
11-month increase________________________
_
Annual rate of increase___ _ _____________

2.1
.7
3.7

0
6.2

1.8

7.4

7.3

6

A.

O c c u p a tio n a l earn ings

T a b le A-1.

O ffic e occupations—men and women

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e w e e k ly hours and e a rn in g s f o r s e le c te d occu pation s studied on an a r e a b a s is b y in d u stry d iv is io n , Houston, T e x ., A p r il 1972)
W eekly earnings
Sard)
Number

A verag e
w e ek ly
hours1
standard)

1
*

*

*

$

$

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earning s of—
*
*
$
t
*
t
i
S
i
t
*
*
s
120
130
110
140
170
ISO 1 6 0
180
190
200
210
220
230

of
w oike n

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS
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 in g

PUBLIC UTILITIES
UHULESALE TRADE CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B
M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------PUBLIC UTILITIES
W H OL ES AL E TRADE
CLERKS, ORDER
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 ---------WHOLESALE

TRADE ---------------

M E S S E N G E R S ( O F F I C E B U Y S ! ---------- —
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 ------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -----

BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
M A C H I N E ) ------ ---- ----------M A N U F A C T U R I N G --NONMANUFACTURING
W H O L E S A L E T R A D E --------------

70

80

90

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

70

Sex, occupation, and industry division

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

1

27

67

49

-

-

-

17

-

24

26

32
16
15

66

~

-

2
25

32

-

12
1

24

60
M e an 2

M ed ia n 2

M iddle ran g e2

and
under

59 a

1 6 7 .5 0

$
1 6 1 .0 0

$

4 0 .0

196

4 0 .0

1 7 2 .0 0

1 6 5 .5 0

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

402

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

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

1 4 1 .0 0 - 1 8 6 .0 0

21?
146

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

226

3 9 .5

1 3 1 .5 0

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

75
151
67
54

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

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

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

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

1 2 3 .5 0

1 2 5 .0 0

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

569

4 0 .0

1 4 8 .0 0

1 4 5 .0 0

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

-

_

-

274
295
295

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

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

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

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

-

-

-

$

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

~
-

-

-

-

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

“
-

3
3
-

18
13
5
3

21

52

54

12
9

5
47

16
38

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

74

72

93

45

26

20

46

18

7

26

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19

39

16

23
16

29
10
16

22
24

5
13
9
4

1
6
6

5

53
17

7
19
5

5

54

4

5

1

-

12
15

5
32

-

40

51

22
18
18

18
33
33
12
5
7

3
6

~

~

33

74

44

29

8
25
16

15
59
8

5
39
19

5
24

“

39
26

27
4
4
-

15
—

a

13

11
13

5

19

2

2

2
2
2

1
4
4

7

2
—

2
-

6
-

-

21
21
-

-

-

—
-

-

11
9

10
14
9

1

5

36

120

109

54

34

27

57

5

6
30
30

69
51
51

48
61
61

20
34
34

15
19
19

14

42
15
15

4

9

4

3
-

13
13

1
1

17
17

“

3
3

_

3

4 0 .0

9 4 .5 0

9 0 .0 0

8 2 .5 0 - 1 0 2 .5 0

50
165

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

1 0 0 .0 0
9 3 .0 0

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

8 2 .5 0 - 1 2 0 .5 0
8 2 .5 0 - 1 0 0 .5 0

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

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

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

3
-

6
-

51

19

1 0 1 .5 0

3

6

26
25

1
18

5
3
2

12
14

1 0 4 .5 0

1 0 1 .0 0

3

6

24

16

15

~

14

1
1

17
17

21

9

5

1

_

21

9

_

2

45

38

3

18

45

26

-

26

6

4

3
3

-

5

_

12
12

24

174
53
121
102

9 3 .0 0

7 8 .5 0 -

9 4 .0 0

4 0 .0

1 0 3 .0 0

9 5 .0 0

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

9 3 .0 0

9 2 .5 0

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

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
C L A S S A -----NONMANUFACTURING

123

3 9 .0

1 2 0 .5 0

1 1 3 .5 0

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

104

3 9 .0

1 2 0 .5 0

1 1 2 .0 0

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

177
61
116

4 0 .0

1 0 2 .5 0

1 0 3 .0 0

9 0 .0 0 - 1 1 2 .0 0

40. U
4 0 .0

1 0 1 .5 0

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

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

-

1 0 3 . 30

1 ,2 4 4

3 9 .5

1 3 6 .0 0

1 3 3 .0 0

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

-

312

4 0 .0

1 3 4 .5 0

1 2 9 .0 0

1 1 3 .U 0 - 1 4 o .0 0

932
174

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

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

1 3 O .0 0
1 4 1 .5 0

1 1 3 .0 0 - 1 5 5 .5 0

-

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

-

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

-

410

4 0 .0

1 3 9 .0 0

1 4 0 .0 0

103
89

4 0 .0
3 9 .0

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

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

_

_

_

1 2 7 . 0 0 —1 5 0 . 0 0
'

_

9

-

6

3
24

4 0 .0

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

37
8
29

26

4 0 .0

52

4 0 *0




a

-

215

53

See fo o tn o tes at end o f ta b les.

1
1

35

-

-

6 ti

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A —
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 -----------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ---------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ----------R E T A I L T R A D E ---------- ---S E R V I C E S ---------- ----------

150

$

1 4 0 .5 0 - 1 & 9 .0 0

BILLERS, M A CH IN E (BOOKK EE PI NG
M A C H I N E ) ----— --------------- ----NONMANUFACTURING

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE UPERATORS,
C L A S S B --------------------------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 -------------

100

i

-

i

4

i

5

i

1
4
4

i

27

14

18

43

30

49

37

_

13
30

~

7
7

-

18
18

13
36

17
20

73

156

167

161

_

11

1

11

1

165

110

“

11

_
~

181

13
12

i

3

"

18

13

9

44

71

38

61

28

16

8

18

1

1

64

96
19

123
19

120
41

137

94

2

i

1

1

-

9
9

48

34

43

35

45

32
45

42
-

12

28
59

67
19

26

-

112
3

2
16

4
3

12

11

38

14

21

15

i

-

5

7
0

11
7

24

9
4

5
id

10

11

20
5

4

10

12

2

75

“

—

60

30
4

2
10

3

2

3

14
8
6

7

T ab le A-1.

O ffice occupations—men and w om en---- Continued

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e w e e k ly hours and ea rn in gs fo r s e le c te d occu pation s studied on an a re a b a s is b y in d u stry d iv is io n , Houston, T e x ., A p r il 1972)
Weekly earnings 1
( standard)
Number

Sex, occupation, and industry division
workers

N u m b er o f w o rk e rs
4

Average
weekly
hours
(standard)

60
Mean 2

M edian2

Middle range2

4

*
70

$
80

4
90

4
100

4
110

4
120

r e c e iv in g

4
130

4
140

s t r a ig h t - t im e w e e k ly e a r n in g s
4

4
150

160

4

4
170

180

4
190

of—

4
200

4
210

4
220

1 --------

4
230

240

250

and
u nder
70

4
260
and

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

L01

434

339

219

87

99

13
-

347

512
106
406

614

15
86
-

80
139

13

8
122

59
133

90
123

1

33

107

98

110

21

41

30

35

34

7

~

1

-

-

3

32

13

14

13

11

3

27

10

13

13

150

160

170

180

116

58

16

9
49

43

45

11
5
—

30
18

6

41
75
17

32
31

53
4

3

5

12
2
10

5
2
3
-

190

200

210

220

230

1
-

—

6
—

—

—

—
-

—

—

—

-

-

240

250

260

over

WOMEN - CUNTINUEO
46 7
64* 1

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

$
1 0 2 .5 0

$
$
9 1 .0 0 - 1 1 5 .5 0

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

1 0 6 .0 0

9 6 .0 0 - 1 2 0 .0 0

1 0 1 .0 0

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

Ui
c

2

G
*

C L E R K S , A C C O U N T I N G , C L A S S 6 ------- —
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------- -----—
N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------W H U L E S A L E T R A D E ------------*
----R E T A I L T R A D E ----------------—
S E R V I C E S ----- ---------------- ---- —

B2b

4 0 .0

327
!> 7 3
440

I

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

1 1 7 .0 0
1 0 4 .5 0

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

4 0 .0

9 7 .5 0

9 7 .5 0

169

9 7 .0 0

9 8 .0 0

8 7 .0 0 - 1 1 0 .5 0

3 9 .0

1 2 9 .5 0

1 2 2 .5 0

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

B4

C L E R K S , F I L E , C L A S S b ----------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------------n u n m a n u f a c t u k l n g ------------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ------------------

4 0 .0

1U 1

C L E R K j , F I L E , C L A S S A ----------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------- —

3 9 .0

1 2 7 .5 0

1 2 2 .0 0

13
—

1 0 8 .5 0 - 1 3 9 .0 0

364
74

3 9 .0
4 0 .0

9 7 .0 0
9 9 .5 0

9 2 .0 0
9 7 .0 0

290

3 9 .0

9 6 .5 0

9 1 .0 0

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

-

_
—
-

75

4 0 .0

1 0 2 .5 0

1 0 0 .0 0

8 7 .0 0 - 1 1 3 .5 0

521
50
471

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

8 3 .5 0
9 1 .5 0

B 2 .50
8 9 .5 0

T R A D E ------------------

122

3 9 .5

8 2 . 50
B 4 .5 0

8 2 .0 0
8 1 .0 0

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

C L E R K S , O R D E R --------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------—
N U N M A N U F A C T O R I N G ------------------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 ----------------------

493

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

1 0 7 .5 0
1 1 3 .0 0
1 0 5 .5 0

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

3 9 .5

1 1 2 .0 0

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

3 9 .5

9 3 .0 0

9 3 .0 0

1 0 1 .0 0 - 1 2 1 .0 0
8 1 .0 0 - 1 0 5 .3 0

1 2 6 .0 0
1 3 1 .5 0
1 2 5 .0 0

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

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

25
4
21

-

C L E R K S , F I L E , C L A S S C ----------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------- >
—
NUN M ANU FACTU RING --------------------------

WHOLESALE

111
3B2
236
63

94

71

10

8

22
72

20
51

3
7

5

13

17

8

17

7

1

67

51
9
42

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

12

43

29

3

1
-

21
-

1
-

21

53
12
41

67
1
66

209
46
163

3
18

6
19

37
13

_

3

-

3
~

17
2
15

65
19
46

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

1

62
54
54

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 5 9 .5 0

1 8 5 .3 0

4 0 .0

1 1 5 .0 0
1 0 3 .5 0

1 1 8 .0 0
1 0 2 .0 0

C O M P T O M E T E R O P E R A T U R S ---------------N u N M A N U F A c T U R I N G ------------------RET A I L T R A O t ----------------------

201
172
137

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 0 5 .0 0
1 0 3 .0 0

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

_

3

33

39

-

3

33

4 0 .0

1 0 0 .5 0

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

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

“

3

30

35
30

K E Y P U N C H O P E R A T O R S , C L A S S A --------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------ P U b L I C U T I L I T I E S -------------- —
W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ----------R E I A I L T R A D E -------------------- —
S E R V I C E S ---------------------------

y*6

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

1 1 6 .0 0

1 1 3 .0 0

I0 3 .0 u - 1 2 6 .0 0

-

1 1 9 .0 0

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

1 1 4 .5 0
12 b . 50

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

1 0 2 . 5 6 —1 2 4 * 5 0
1 0 2 .5 0 - 1 6 5 .3 0

~

10
~

35

122.50

10
—

35

102
8
94

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

1 1 2 .3 0

1 0 0 .3 0 - 1 3 4 .0 0
1 0 1 .0 0 - 1 2 9 .0 0
1 1 1 .0 0 - 1 2 3 .0 0

-

-

1
20

-

4
6

K E Y P U N C H u P E R A T U R S , C L A S S B --------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 ------- -----------P U b L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E -----------------R E T A I L T R A D E --------------- ------M E S S E N G E R S ( U F F I C E G I R L S I ----------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------

See footn otes at end o f tab les.




772
lO o

*0 .0
4 0 .0

22 8
50
247

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

1 1 4 .0 0

447

4 0 .0

1 0 3 .0 0

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

19 7

4 0 .0

1 0 7 .5 0

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

750

4 0 .0

1 0 4 .5 0

1 0 3 .0 0

120

40.0 111.U0 106.30

2o7
127

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

2i 2 39. b
7U 4 U . 0
142
39.0

1 1 0 .0 0
9 7 .5 0

1 0 7 .0 0
1 0 0 .5 0

“

2
-

6
—

6
-

-

4

3

9

“

2

3

7
—

3
—

4
-

7
6

3

4

3

—

—
—

-

—
-

-

—
—

-

-

*•

“

2

-*

2
2

-

4

“*

2

-

-

-

“

-

“

*

3

3

3

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

2
1

1
2

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

10
—

1
—

11
—

1
-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

—

-

—

—

-

—

—

10
10

1

11

1

1

11

1

5

18
13

17
17
—

4
4
—

-

-

-

-

—
—

—

-

20

1
1
—

-

24

“
—

—

24

-

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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

1

4
“

3

3

13

35
21
14

17
5
12

22

115

18

12

12

12

19

11

2

*6
6
40

113

68

50
63

17
11

29

3

29
17
12
5

1

4

i

4

5

6

39

6

10
12

4
1
-

5
4

1
12

11

1

47
44
39

38
31
17

22
13
10

13
7
6

4

1
1

1

238

130

96

38

18

41

9

-

25
213
13

37

22

5

-

93

74
6

33

18

3

8
8

34

43

56

15

23

2
20

15
26
26

1

17

58
168
29

17

2
9

19
18

8

118

65

LI
24

253
48

196

18
8

25

-

6

9

55
141

67
14
53

10

22

-

6

-

-

9

2

2
2

3

1

226

23

2

3

1

i
i

199

6

11

12

143

63
136

18
18

18

30

3

13

83

26
64

10

44

18

7

9

24

25

31

22

11

20

205

8 6 .5 0 - 1 1 0 .5 0

11

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

36

40

66

13

23

9 3 .3 0

89.50
65.30

7 d .5 0 -1 0 9 .0 0

10
26

10

18
48

2
11

16
7

5
15

3
3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

—

4

149

3U

4

25

12
-

9
3

28

2
20

5
20

6 6 .5 0

9 3 .0 0

44

11
-

9 8 .0 0 - 1 1 9 .0 0
9 9 .3 0 - 1 1 6 .3 0

7 3 .0 0 -

3

2

15
29

90. 00
8 7 .0 0

“

2
—

35

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

-

1

2

1

3

11
56

2
-

42

213
25
188

* 0 .0

—

3

143
2
141

42

* 0 .0
4 0 .0

174

74
56

19
114

*5*

P A V K U L L ------------------ ----- —
m a n u f a c t u r i n g ---------------------—
N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------R E T A I L T R A D E ----------------------

240
55

133

193
261

CLERKS,

173
441

2

3

7

3

-

5
2

2
1

-

-

2

6

9

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

\

8
T a b le A -1.

O f f i c e o c c u p a t i o n s — m e n a n d w o m e n ----- C o n t i n u e d

(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, Houston, Tex., April 1972)
Weekly earnings 1
( standard)
Number
of

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

s
Average
weekly
hours 1
standard)

$

1

t

i

i

*

*

*

*

S

*

t

4

*

4

*

$

4

$

"
260

WOMEN -

Mean 2

M edian2

Middle range2

70

80

90

100

110

120

13 0

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

23 0

240

250

70

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

60

$

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

22 0

238

240

250

260

o v er

-

11
10
1

6
1
5

143
24
119

377
67
310

705
193
512

758
143
61 5

78 4
199
58 5

57 8
130
44 8

382
111
271

290
55
235

152
38
114

84
27
57

96
14
82

99
21
78

52
3
49

10
8
62

9
2
7

3

10
1

3

9

3

49

72

125

251

173

53

26

33

48

29

9

3

10 2

148

80

98

79
21
50

50

39

168
16
63

332
10 3
229
72
63
11
22

33

19
3

-

9

and
un der

and

CONTINUED

A , 941
1 , IS O
3 , 711

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

$
1 4 2 .5 0
1 4 1 .5 0
1 4 2 .5 0

$
1 3 5 .5 0
1 3 6 .5 0
1 3 5 .5 0

$
$
1 2 0 .0 0 1 5 9 .0 0
1 1 9 .5 0 -1 5 9 .0 0
1 2 0 .0 0 1 5 9 .5 0

1 ,2 3 4

4 0 .0

1 4 4 .5 0

1 3 O .0 0

1 2 2 .0 u -1 6 l.0 0

bb4

S E C R E T A R I E S --------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------NUNMANUFACTORING --------------------------------P U B L 1C U T I L I T I E S
WHOLESALE T R A D E ----------------------------------------

3 9 .5

1 3 0 .5 0

1 2 5 .0 0

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

-

45
64

4 0 .0

1 5 3 .5 0

1 4 8 .0 0

15

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

13

27

18

19

LS

29

16

41
7

20
5

12
2

19
9

15
1
12

29
10

135
41

116
13

61
12

26

23

22

27

17

15

12

23
11
12

39
18
21

16

LS

12

23

2

8
36

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

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

lo 5 .5 0 -2 3 2 .5 0

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

1 5 8 .5 0
1 5 3 .5 0

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

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

55

'0 0
3 8 .5

16 3 *5 0
1 6 4 .5 0

15 8*50
1 7 7 I 00

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

1 ,4 1 5
345
1 , 070

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

1 4 4 .5 0
1 4 7 .5 0
1 4 3 .5 0

1 3 8 .0 0
1 3 9 .0 0
1 3 8 .0 0

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

^03
58
13-r

4 0 *0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

14 7 *0 0
1 3 6 .5 0
1 4 < ..5 0

1 4 0 *5 0
1 3 7 .3 0
1 4 1 .3 0

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

155
5SB
1 ,5 9 7
361

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

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

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

12 0*00

U T IL IT IE S

60

1 ,0 0 5
1B5

P U B L IC

1 1 6 *5 0
1 1 8 .0 0

1 0 8 .0 0 -1 3 2 .0 0

------------------------------—

S c K V ith b

SLCKET A K lL u *

C LA Sj U

NUNMANUFACTURING -----------------------------—

, c l a s s d -------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------------

s e c r e t a r ie s

P U B L IC

U T lL I T lt S

i t

4 0 .0

-

-

1

-

20

66
12

76
12

i n

36

27

22
*5

-

-

25
10
15

125
28

30
15
15

162
67
95

19
16

8
263
32
231

279
53
226

229
33
196

119
33
86

80
16
64

74
21
53

78

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

2

6
1

105
14
91

37
15
22

23
14
9

17
19

3
316
52
264
26

47 6
114
361
40

102

122

*2 5
148

2 59
170

107

398
84
31 4
48

18
6

3

-

5

2
1

-

12
10

L9

34

11
10
1

27

3

_

-

164
22

52
26

68
42
26
24

55
17
38
37

27
4
23
15

12

14

14

29

137
42
95

74
43

63
17
46

67
26
41

29
12
17

36

19

37

20

41
1

37

11

36

19

2

_

351
97
254
63

167
67
100
24

34

58

17
2
15
13

31

31

104

96
44

3

3

3

28
26

20
14

-

1

1 O O rtrt 1 1 U Krt
759

3 9 .5

126 00
1 2 0 .0 0

124 00
1 1 4 .0 0

10
19

1 0 1 .0 0 -1 3 3 .5 0

79

1

, JJ*J{

See fo o tn o tes at end o f tables.




3 9 .0

1 1 6 .5 0

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

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

1 1 8 .0 0 1 2 2 .0 0 1 1 7 .0 0 -

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

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

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

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

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

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

150
106

NUNMANUFACTURING -----------------------------—

tH.
1 ,0 5 1
272
779
267
106

SE R V IC E S

, 7 , *^5;
1 1 8 .0 0

39 5 1 1 9 00
3 9 . 5 1 2 0 .0 0
4 0 . 0 1 2 1 .0 0

116 00
1 1 6 .5 0
1 1 6 .0 0

-

16

7
1
1

15
155
28
127

212
32
180

24
73

^9
52

30
13

31

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

3

18
125
28
97

23
to

t t

16

18
12

17
8

12
1

18
12

32

97

1

6

31

3

-

16

12

11

9

1

1
1

3
3

44

23

8

1
1
-

-

-

-

-




9
— m e n a n d w o m e n -----C o n t i n u e d
lin g s

for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, Houston, Tex., April 1972)
Weekly earnings 1
(standard)

of
sriteis

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

Average
weekly

$
60

Middle range 2

hours1

(standard)

and
under
70

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

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

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

$
S
8 5 .0 0 -1 U .5 0
9 6 .5 0 -1 2 1 .5 0
8 4 .0 0 -1 1 0 .5 0
1 0 2 .5 0 -1 1 4 .5 0
8 1 .0 0 -1 0 7 .5 0
8 0 . 0 0 - 9 1 .5 0

72

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

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

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

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

160
128

3 8 .5
3 8 .0

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

9 9 .5 0
9 9 .5 0

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

430
142
308
74
131

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

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

• 155
343
812
184
134

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

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

476
66
410
69

111
138
67 2
244
428
29
163
107

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

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

1
—
1
-

t

%

$
170

130

140

150

160

170

160

56
—
56

95
1
94
4
24
62

110
29
81
6
27
27

81
10
71
18
11
12

68
9
59
28
16
1

30
7
23
1
4
2

5
3
2
2

16
6
10
6
4

4
i
3
3

7

180

190

200

210

220

230

$

$

7
—

3
3

111
34
77
-

111
19
92
6
20
54
11

121
41
80
11
28
7
20

45
23
22

29
11
18

15
15

5
3
2

3
3

6
6

47
16

159
79
80
12
24
5
25

21
1

18

-

2

17
15

66
52

17
14

25
18

35
29

41
4
37

116
30
86
41
37

97
36
61
15
32

51
17
34
3
22

20
12
8
2
4

14
7
7
6

10
10

201
75
126
6
19

93
44
49
26
6

47
24
23
18
5

22
2
20
14

10

6

10
9

6
6

-

-

3
40

_

-

-

-

“

16

100
25
75
7
20

129
62
67
16

357
79
278
39
34

286
57
22 9
50
66

1
1

19 0

2 00

210

220

230

240

240

25 0

260

—

and

250

260

over

3

-

4

$
160

120

-

-

150

110

~

4

140

100

“

4

13 0

90

67
10
57

-

120

60

-

-

110

—

22
34

_

100

_

1

—
-

90

70

_
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

—

-

-

-

-

10
T a b le A -1 a .

O f f i c e o c c u p a t i o n s — la r g e e s t a b l i s h m e n t s —m e n a n d w o m e n

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e w e e k ly hours and ea rn in gs fo r s e le c te d occu pation s studied in esta b lish m en ts e m p lo y in g 500 w o r k e r s o r m o r e b y in d u stry d iv is io n , H ouston, T e x ., A p r i l 1972)

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of—
Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of

t
Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

60
Mean*

Middle range*

Median*

t

*

*
70

80

90

*

s

1
100

110

t
120

*
130

1 -------- ~l---------1--------

*
160

150

160

170

180

i

T
190

------ ~i-------2EO

200

t

- t
220

$

*
230

260

250

260

and
and

un d er
70

80

90

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

-

—

-

—

-

8
5
3

100

110

120

130

160

150

160

170

67

33

18Q

190

200

210

220

230

260

250

260

over

MEN

6 0 .0

1 8 6 .0 0

1 6 9 .0 0

6 0 .0
6 0 .0

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

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

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

-

6 0 .0
6 0 .0

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

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

_

_

-

—

3
3

6 0 .0

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

-

-

-

*
O

1 3 5 .0 0 - 1 8 6 .5 0

6 0 .0

86
177

C LE R K S , A C C O U N T IN G , C LA SS B --------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S -----------------------------

100
72
53

1 3 6 .5 0 - 1 Z 6 .0 8

1
-

27

37

16

11

11

10

5

8

2

8

3

1

8

16

16

27
26

11
10

39

21
17

6
7

8

6

1
—

5
—

8
—

2
—

8
—

37

17
16

6
5

2

25
26

6
12

6
-

1

2

1

10

2

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

~

12
10
6

10
8
5

12
11

10
10

6
—

2
-

5

19

2
—

_

_

-

-

_

_

-

—

—

—

—

—

9

9

-

-

6
6

2
—

12

2

12

5

8

6

-

-

-

-

-

13
3
10

5
1
4

9
1
8

3
i
2

6
3

3
3
-

2
2
—

1
1
—

2
2
—

1
11
9
5

30

12

ORDER -----------------------------------------------

91

1 5 9 .0 0

1 6 1 .0 0

-

-

-

-

3

9

7

5

12

9

15

MESSENGERS (O F F I C E B O Y S ) ---------------------NUNMANUFACTURING --------------------------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S ----------------------------

122

6 0 .0

9 1 .0 0

8 5 .5 0

8 0 .5 0 -

9 6 .5 0

_

27

21

9

3

_

9 0 .0 0
9 2 .5 0

8 5 .5 0
8 0 .5 0

8 0 .5 0 7 6 .0 0 -

9 2 .5 0
9 2 .5 0

-

19
16

16
3

4

1

—

1
—

1

6
6

365
115
250

6 0 .0
6 0 .0
6 0 .0

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

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

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

—

13
6
7

36
16
18
3

58
19
39

35
119

211
37
176

22
63

12
70

22
56

137
66
91
19
28

5

23
16

12

6

6 0 .0
6 0 .0

6
—

1

85
33

52
60

©

C LE R K S ,

$

$
1 5 3 .5 0

263

163

$

$
1 6 2 .0 0

C LE R K S , A C C O U N T IN ',, C LA SS A --------------M A N U F A C T U R IN G -----------------------------------—
N U N M A N U F A C T U R IN G --------------------------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S ----------------------- —

8

i

1

WOMEN

C LE R K S , A C C O U NT IN G , C LASS A --------------M A N U F A C T U R IN G ----------------------------- ----------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S -----------------------------

137

6 0 .0

1 6 2 .0 0

1 6 2 .5 0

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

“

C LE R K S , A C C O U N T IN G , C LASS B --------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------NUNMANUFACTURING --------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ----------- -------------------R E T A IL TRADE --------------------------------------

867
209

6 0 .0
6 0 .0

1 0 6 .5 0

6 0 .0
6 0 .0
6 0 .0

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

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

i
-

658
97
253

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

1 1 6 .5 0
9 5 .0 0

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

CLE R K S , F I L E , C LA S S B --------------------------—
NONMANUFACTURING ------------- --------- -----------

138

3 9 .5
3 9 .0

9 9 .5 0

9 2 .5 0

105

9 8 .5 0

9 0 .0 0

C LE R K S ,

—
—

1
—
1
“

~

120
30
90
4
68

156

i
-

28
2
26
-

i

23

8 3 .5 0 - 1 0 6 .0 0

_

13

-

9

50
44

29

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

19

19

63
6
37
19
85

16

66
12

60
9

32
19

31
22

50
19
31

58
9
69

9
4

3

28
8

11
9
2

32

20
19

~

1

i

2

7

9

6

_

-

_

-

-

-

5
6

—
—

—

—

-

-

—

-

—

—

5

6

1
3
3

i
i
-

-

2
5

2
—

-

_

-

-

_

-

51
13
38

2
2

i

4

8

i

-

1

3

6

5

i

-

1

1

3
2

1
1

2
2

*

2

2
-

_

-

1

1

1

1

-

-

-

1

1

1

7
7
-

3
3

11

-

i

-

-

-

-

6

3

-

-

—

8
8

-

i
-

—

26

-

-

—
-

-

-

•

8 7 .5 0

8 7 .5 0

8 6 .0 0 -

9 1 .5 0

-

9

66

28

2

2

96

6 0 .0

9 7 .5 0

9 5 .5 0

8 2 .0 0 - 1 0 7 .0 0

i

18

16

27

82
79

3 9 .5

9 5 .0 0

i
i

18
18

13

9 2 .0 0

8 0 .5 0 - 1 0 5 .0 0
8 0 .5 0 - 1 0 6 .0 0

19

13

19
19

7
7

3 9 .5

9 2 .5 0
9 1 .5 0

21
19

C L E R K S , P A Y R O L L -----------------------------------------M ANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R IN G --------------------------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S ------------------ ----------

172

3 9 .5

1 3 9 .5 0

1 3 5 .0 0

1 0 9 .0 0 - 1 8 2 .0 0

-

-

16

17

13

65
107

3 9 .5
3 9 .5

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

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

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

-

~

-

58

6 0 .0

1 6 2 .5 0

1 8 5 .5 0

1 3 2 .0 0 - 1 8 9 .0 0

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------- ----------R E T A IL TRADE --------------------------------------

157

6 0 .0

1 0 2 .0 0

1 0 1 .0 0

9 1 .0 0 - 1 1 6 .0 0

_

155
137

6 0 .0
6 0 .0

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

1 0 1 .0 0

9 0 .5 0 - 1 1 3 .0 0

-

1 0 1 .0 0

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

KEYPUNCH O PERATORS, C LA SS A --------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------n u n m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------------------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S ------------------------

326

3 9 .5

1 2 3 .0 0

1 1 8 .5 0

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

105
219

6 0 .0

1 2 5 .0 0

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

1 1 1 .0 0 - 1 3 1 .5 0

KEYPUNCH O PERATORS, C LA SS B --------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------P U B L IC U T I L I T I E S ----------------------------R E T A IL TRADE --------------------------------------

See footn otes at end of ta b le s .




o

105

F I L E , C LA SS

*
©

C ---------------------------—

C LE R K S , O R D E R --------- ---------------------------------—
NONMANUFACTURING ----------- ---------------------R E T A IL TRADE --------------------------------------

“

2

7

12
6

15

13

5

6

2

1

3

13

9

8

12

16

10

6

6

6
1

1
5

1

5

1

3

-

6

61
61

21
20

13

1
1

1
1

1

13

8
7

30

30

39

17

10

6

1

1

27

82

55

66

50

9

3

32

9

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

23
59

23

16

5

-

6

1
8

-

3

-

—

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

—

-

-

6

4

~

-

4

4

2
25

32

28
18

36

4

3

26

i

6

7

13

3

6

2

1

26

15
8

22

-

3

-

-

7

19
13

—

—

62

82

135

108

67

1 0 8 .0 0

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

6
~

6

27

60

33

i
-

6
-

56

55

95

75

12
35

i

3

18
16

12
17

30
12

26
16

129
369

6 0 .0
4 0 *0

1 0 9 .0 0
1 0 7 .0 0

116

6 0 .0

1 1 2 .0 0

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

66

6 0 .0

9 8 .0 0

9 9 .0 0

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

26

1

-

i
-

1 0 7 .5 0

28

35
35

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

6 0 .0

-

33
33

1 0 6 .0 0

678

-

1

3
3
3

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

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

-

5
5

1 6 2 .5 0

3 9 .5
4 0 *0

-

16
6

-

73

-

2

27

-

10

3

3

_

8
-

2

-

-

-

-

—

2

—

-

2

-

—

-

-

-

_
-

-

-

—

-

11
T ab le A-1a.

O ffice occupations—large establishm ents—men and w om en---- Continued

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e w e e k ly hours and e a rn in g s fo r s e le c te d occu pation s studied in e sta b lish m en ts e m p lo y in g 500 w o r k e r s o r m o r e by in d u stry d iv is io n , H ouston, T e x ., A p r i l 1972)
Weekly earnings 1
(star dard)

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
woikers

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

Average
M ean2

M edian2

Middle range2

$

*

*

t

*

»

$

t

s

$

t

»

$

S

*

t

70

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

150

160

no

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

23
18

10

9

17

7

3

-

2

2

8

6

12

2

1

-

2

3

28

149

290

324

393

288

258

189

38
111

91
199

101
223

82
206

85
173

60
129

57

88

78

80

50

17
8
9
-

2

27
17

112
53

22
3
19

2
5

92
301
96

62
24
38

6

1
27

157
45

91

1
2
-

31

25

41

12

17

6

60

(standard)

$

t

15

18

25

58

37

20

7
17

4
4

1

2

1

2

8
7
5

21
20
7

and
under
70

WOMEN - CONTINUED
M E S S E N G E R S (ORE-ICE G I R L S )
N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------SECRETARIES
M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----NONMANUFACTURING —
PUBLIC UTILITIES
R E T A I L T R A D E ----S E R V I C E S ---------SECRETARIES* CLASS A
N O N M A N U F AC T U R I N G --PUBLIC UTILITIES SECRET AR IE S. CLASS B
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 --PUBLIC UTILITIES SECRETARIES* CLASS C
M A N U F A C T U R I N G — ----NONMANUFACTURING — PUBLIC UTILITIES S E R V I C E S ----------SECRETARIES. CLASS 0
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------NO NMANUFAC TU R IN G

PUBLIC UTILITIES
R E T A I L T R A D E ----S E R V I C E S — -------STENOGRAPHERS* GENERAL
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------NONMANUFACTURING
PUBLIC UTILITIES
STENOGRAPHERS. SENIOR
M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----NONMANUFACTURING
PUBLIC UTILITIES

$

$
$
7 9 .0 0 - 1 1 6 .0 0

1

28

7 8 .0 0 - 1 1 0 .0 0

1

21

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$
9 7 .0 0

3 9 .5

9 3 .0 0

9 0 .0 0
8 8 .0 0

2 .3 9 S

4 0 .0

1 4 6 .0 0

1 4 0 .5 0

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

-

693
1 .7 0 2
611
166

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 4 7 .5 0
1 4 5 .5 0

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1 3 9 .5 0

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

-

4 0 .0

1 4 8 .5 0

1 4 4 .5 0

-

4 0 .0

1 2 9 .0 0

-

1

208

4 0 .0

1 3 8 .5 0

1 3 0 .5 0
1 3 8 .0 0

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

1
-

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121

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

1 8 4 .0 0
1 8 7 .5 0
1 8 5 .0 0

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

-

-

-

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1 8 7 .0 0
1 8 7 .0 0

-

—

—

-

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

-

-

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-

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-

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3
-

102
71

101
29

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1
-

4 0 .0

1 4 7 .0 0

1 6 3 .0 0

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4 0 .0

1 6 3 .0 0

1 6 4 .5 0

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

1 6 7 .5 0

1 6 2 .5 0

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

140

4 0 .0

1 6 0 .0 0

1 5 7 .5 0

1 4 7 .0 0 - 1 7 1 .5 0

-

788

4 0 .0

1 4 7 .0 0

1 4 1 .5 0

1 3 0 .0 0 - 1 5 8 .5 0

_

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230
558
1ST

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4
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1 5 0 .5 0

1 3 2 .5 0 - 1 8 3 .0 0

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1 5 0 .0 0

1 3 9 .5 0
1 3 5 .5 0
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1 2 9 .5 0 - 1 5 3 .5 0
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—
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4 0 .0

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1 3 0 .5 0
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—

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1 1 8 .0 0 - 1 5 0 .5 0
1 1 4 .0 0 - 1 3 9 .0 0
1 1 9 .5 0 - 1 6 6 .5 0
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82
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360
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62

81

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13

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14

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6

23
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121
611

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1 1 5 .0 0

1 0 1 .0 0 - 1 3 5 .0 0

-

225
386

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4 0 .0

1 3 1 .0 0
1 1 7 .5 0

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

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

260

4 0 .0

1 1 8 . 00

1 0 4 .5 0

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 3 7 .0 0
1 4 4 .5 0

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

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

4 0 .0

1 3 4 .0 0

1 2 6 .0 0

4 0 .0

1 2 4 .5 0

1 1 9 .5 0

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

1
-

-

248

1
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617
180
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15
6

2

1

9

37

28
54
20

13

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1

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70

176

133

100

53

43

25

23

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21

3

3

1

t
i

2

19
51

33
100
33
15

30
70
20
16

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42
i
17

12
13

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10
3

2
3

10
3
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2

9
4

18
3

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32
144
50
13

14
29

1

110
28
82
44
6

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1
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i

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136

217

197

177

89

46

35

13

6

13

14

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55
122
33

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49
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9

2
4
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26
24

17
18
17

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30
23

11
11

11
11

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15

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12

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132
42
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100
26

72
145
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68
38

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84

36

31
53

21
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105
73

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43
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127
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42
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29
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10
47

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3
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126
19
107

13

SW ITCHBOARD OPERATORS* CLASS A
NONMANUFACTURING
P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----- ---------

111

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1 1 8 .0 0

9 7 .0 0 - 1 3 8 .0 0

-

-

15

24

8

13

79

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

-

-

12
12

13
ti

6

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i

10
4

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS. CLASS B —
M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------NONMANUFACTURING
RE TA IL TRADE —

210

4 1 .0

1 0 1 .0 0

9 7 .0 0

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

31

69

31

25

12

5

6

1

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22

1
30

29
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24

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PUBLIC UTILITIES
S E R V I C E S ----------

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53

4 0 .0

1 1 7 .5 0

1 1 6 .5 0

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

-

4

-

220

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

1 1 0 .0 0

1 1 0 .5 0

9 7 .0 0 - 1 2 1 .0 0

-

1

1 2 0 .5 0

1 2 1 .5 0

1 1 0 .0 0 - 1 3 5 .0 0

-

1

3 9 .5

1 0 6 .5 0

1 0 7 .5 0

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

-

1
21

1 0 6 .0 0 - 1 1 9 .0 0
1 0 0 .5 0 - 1 1 9 .5 0

-

29

4 0 .0

1 1 1 .5 0

1 1 3 .5 0

82

4 0 .0

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4
41
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6

5

3

4

6

4

4

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1

20

8

6

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39

22

51
169

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53

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14

7

10
43

14
23
3
14

2
4

32

4
22

14

22

1
1

-

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T ab le A-1a.

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

(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied in establishments employing 500 workers or more by industry division, Houston, Tex,, April 1972)
Weekly earnings 1
( standard)
Number
of

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings
*

Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

*

*

Middle range2

M edian2

S

i

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5

*

I

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I

i

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$

i

I

1

J

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80

90

100

110

120

13 0

1*0

150

16 0

17 0

180

190

200

210

220

230

2 *0

250

2 *0

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

130

16 0

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

260

over

15

173
25

90
16

10*
1*

39
13

2
2

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7*

90

26

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70

WOMEN -

i

70

60
M ean2

*

CONTINUED

$
*3 2
72

T Y P I S T S . C LA SS 8 ----------------------------------------M ANUFACTURING -----------------------------------------

$

$

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9 8 .5 0
9 3 .5 0

* 0 .0
* 0 .0

9 2 .5 0
9 7 .0 0
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88. 0 0 - 1 1 0 . 0 0
8* . 0 0 - 1 0 2 . 0 0

$

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-

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Weekly earnings 1
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$

Number

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of

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90

weekly
Mean
standard)

2

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2

Middle range

2

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130

140

150

160

170

180

190

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270

and
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100

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280

290

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150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

14

130

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280

290

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P ro fe s s io n a l and tec h n ica l o c c u p a tio n s —men and w o m e n -----C ontinued

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Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of—
Sex, occupation, and industry division
woiken

hours1
(standard)

*

*

Average

90
Mean 2

Median2

Middle range2

*

*
100

110

*
120

*
130

*
140

*
150

$
160

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$

170

180

S
190

S

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200

210

*

220

*
230

t

240

s

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250

260

S

270

*

280

and
under

290
and

100

110

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

260

270

280

290

over

—
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11

16
14

26
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37

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6

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16

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6
5

5
2

10
8

17
17

5
4

72
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1
1

5
5

1
1

6
3

28
12

11
11

11
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16
15

22
20

6
3

5
5

7

1

5

6

4

7

4

1

2

3

7

2
-

MEN - CONTINUED

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S B -------------------—
N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------- -----------C O M P U T E R PROGRAMERS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S C ------------------—
N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------

166
130

39.6
39.5

$
$
198.50 194.00
195.00 194.00

$
$
184.00-209.00
182.00-206.00

78
74

39.5
39.5

156.00
156.50

145.50-164.00
146.00-164.50

149.50
149.50

CO MP U T E R SY ST EM S ANALYSTS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S A --------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------ -------------

116
102

40.0 306.50 304.00 273.50-336.00
40.0 307.50 305.50 275.00-336.50

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S B --------------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------

138
105

40.0 248.00 243.00 218.50-266.50
39.5 249.50 247.00 223.00-271.00

C O M P U T E R SYSTEMS ANALYSTS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S C ---------------------

53

40.0

230.50 230.00

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

3
3

_

_

_

_

1

1

2

32
13
19
6

62
28
34
3

114
76
38
12

40
25
15
10

45
27
18
3

47
32
15
7

29
19
10
5

16
11
5
3

10
3
7
7

9
6
3
1

9
8
i

17
5
12
12

7
1
6
6

-

-

-

205.50-267.50

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_
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-

6
2
4
3

17
17
5

29
10
19
5

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36
28
4

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1
1

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23
3
3 **18

D R A F T S M E N , C L A S S A --------------------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 ------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -------------- —

529
296
233
74

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

206.50 203.50
211.50 207.00
20 0 . 0 0 199.50
208.50 209.00

187.00-228.00
196.00-232.00
177.00-224.00
186.50-237.00

-

D R A F T S M E N , C L A S S B --------- ---------- M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------ ----------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------- ------P U B L I C U T 1 L L T I E S ----- --------- —
S E R V I C E S ---------------------------

681
3J9
342
210
96

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

175.50 168.50
1 7t». 00 1 7 2 . 5 0
175.00 163.00
I B B . 50 1 7 b . 0 0
133.00 149.50

149.50-194.50
156.50-193.50
145.50-204.00
156.00-232.00
143.50-16^.00

1
1
1
-

1
1
1
-

8
2
-

27
1
26
12
10

27
6
21
12
4

114
55
59
17
36

79
41
38
16
17

93
50
43
26
15

96
59
37
30
6

38
27
11
8
3

43
33
10
7
2

28
25
3
2

30
15
15
12
1

32
18
14
12

13
1
12
11

27
2
25
25

D R A F T S M E N , C L A S S C --------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------- —
P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -----------------

424
270
154
BB

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

136.50
139.00
131.50
132.50

iil.OO 1 19.00-152.50
135.50 Il9.00-lo0.0U
129.00 1 1 9 . 0 0-141.00
129.50 1 1 5 . 00-141.00

35
29
6
i

19
3
16
11

57
59
18
15

97
53
44
19

49
19
30
19

54

39
33
6
6

32
32
-

4
4
-

17
17
-

11
7
4
3

4
4
3

2
2

_
—

4
4

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

26
ii

D R A F T S M E N - T R A C E R S ---------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------- -

112
64

40.0
40.0

117.50
115.50

120.50
117.00

110.00-126.00
107.00-124.00

12
12

16
8

27
20

44
11

13
13

E L E C T R O N I C T E C H N I C I A N S ---------------

308

4C.0

175.50 178.00

152.00-198.50

14

30

27

26

36

27

41

36

23

36

11

i

-

1
1

6
6

11
9

7
6

9
9

8

13
13

10
10

i

“

—

~

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

13
10

10
9

4
2

a

-

-

-

-

“

-

-

1
1

-

8

6
-

-

RUMEN

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S A --------- -----------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------■
—

60
63

40.0 227.50 229.50 209.00-247.00
4 U . 0 2 2 B . 50 2 3 1 . 5 0 2 1 0 . 0 0 - 2 4 7 . 5 0

-

~

-

-

“

-

-

DRAFTSMEN,

55

40.0

133.50

128.00

121.00-151.50

5

1

5

19

7

1

14

-

2

123
d5

40.0
40.0

lo7.0o
1 7 1 .00

166.^0
luB.50

130.00-184.00
155.50-IB9.50

-

-

2

6
4

7
1

16
10

13
13

31
19

12

C L A S S C --------------------

N U R S E S , I N D U S T R I A L (K E G I S T E K E D J --M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------- *

-

6

* Workers were distributed as follows; 8 at $ 290 to $ 300; 18 at $ 300 to $ 320; 17 at $ 320 to $ 340, 13 at $ 340 to $ 360; 8 at $ 360 to $ 380; and 1 at $ 380 to $ 400,
* * Workers were distributed as follows: 5 at $ 290 to $ 300; 6 at $ 300 to $ 320; and 7 at $ 320 to $ 340.
See fo o tn o tes at end o f tables,




a

i

“

14
T a b le A -2 a .

P ro fe s s io n a l and tech nical o c c u p a tio n s —large e s ta b lis h m e n ts —men and w o m en

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e w e e k ly hours and ea rn in gs fo r s e le c te d occupations studied in esta b lish m en ts em p lo y in g 500 w o r k e r s o r m o r e by in d u stry d iv is io n , Houston, T e x ., A p r il 1972)
Weekly earnings 1
(standard)

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
woikers

Average
weekly
hours1
standard)

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of
$

$
90

M ean2

Median2

Middle range2

128
94

40.0
40.0

$
185.00
185.50

$
$
$
181.00 166.00-211.00
182.00 170.50-211.00

COMPUTER OPERATORS. CLASS B
N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------PUBLIC UTILITIES

186
138
25

40.0
39.5
40.0

149.50
148.00
158.50

148.00 1 34.00-162.00
145.50 1 3 4 . 0 0 - 1 5 9 . 5 0
L 5 7 .00 1 4 2 . 5 0 - 1 7 8 . 0 0

COMPUTER OPERATORS. CLASS C
N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------*PUBLIC UTILITIES

97
89
29

40.0
40.0
40.0

129.50
129.00
136.00

130.50 118.00-142.00
130.50 118.00-141.00
133.50 120.50-148.00

C O M P U T E R PROG RAMERS.
BUSINESS. CLASS B NONMANUFACTURING

105
69

4 0 . 0 2 0 3 . 0 0 2 0 0 . 0 0 1 7 9 . 5 0 — 2 L 8 .00
40.0 198.50 200.50 175.50-211.00

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS,
B U S I N E S S , C L A S S A --------- N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------

89
75
106
86

[dr
ne

263
174
89
65

40.0 206.00
40.0 207.50
40.0 202.50
40.0 201.00

204.50 186.00-221.00
205.50 188.00-222.00
204.00 179.50-221.00
204.00 179.00-224.00

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS B
MANUFACTURING —
N Q N M A N U F AC I UR L N G
PUBLIC UTILITIES

286
139
147
123

40.0 167.00
40.0 171.00
40.0 163.50
40.0 159.00

164.50
167.00
163.00
160.50

147.50-180.00
151.00-183.00
142.50-117.50
141.50-174.00

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS C
MANUFACTURING —
NONMANUFACTURING
PUBLIC UTILITIES —

199
105
94
85

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

138.00 133.00
143.00 138.00
132.00 129.00
130.00 128.50

120.50-148.50
122.50-154.50
117.00-140.50
115.00-140.00

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS

243

40.0

177.50

182.00

148.00-204.50

NURSES, IN DUSTRIAL (REGISTERED)
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------- —

113
79

40.0
40.0

166.50
171.00

166.00
168.50

149.00-185.50
154.00-190.50

_
n o

*

*

120
_

120

_
130

-

*

*

130140
_

*

*

*

150

_

140150

$

$

_

160

_

170

~

_

$

$

200

210

_

_

210

220

_

180190

~

2
2

3
3

8
3

9
3

14
12

26
21

16
14

5
5

10
5

2
2

6
6
i

22
13
2

32
28
2

36
29
4

38
27
7

22
17
1

13
8
4

6
i
-

4
3
1

13
13
1

13
11
6

19
16
6

23
23
3

19
18
8

3
2
2

2
1
1

_
-

_
~

2
2
2

10
7

13
11

10
4

16
8




$

_

_

230

240

240
_

250

20
18

_

_

_

_

21

57

*50

1
1

_
—
—

_
—
-

_
-

-

-

-

6
3

21
13
8
6

26
22
3

54
37
17
12

26
18
8
5

16
y
7
4

4
i
3
-

1
1

7

17
10

7

7

5

5

28
23
b
4

42
19
23
20

52
24
28
27

20
6
14
12

46
26
20
17

39
23
16
16

-

-

-

1
1

1
1

2
2

1
1
1

14
3
11
11

32
17
15
15

45
22
23
19

33
13
20
19

28
15
13
11

23
17
6
6

~

~

“

14

29

22

14

2

6
4

7
1

16
10

13
13

1

i
i

~

13
1
12
12

1

2

6
2
4
3

5
5

4
4

4

-

5
4
i

16

21

20

36

12
8

9
7

10
9

15

10

23

25
16

22

-

-

37

4
2

—

3
3

4

4
3

250

ad
n

24

* Workers were distributed as follows: 8 at $290 to $300; 17 at $300 to $320; 17 at $320 to $340; 4 at $340 to $360; 3 at $360 to $380; and 1 at $380 to $400.
See footnotes at end of tables.

200

$
230

~

4
4

_

*
220

5
4
3

“
3
3

$
190

_

-

*

170180

160
_

39.5 245.50 244*00 221.50-259.50
3 9 . 5 2 4 2 . 5 0 2 4 3 . Q0 2 2 2 . 5 0 - 2 5 7 . 5 0

DRAFTSMEN. CLASS
MANUFACTURING
N O N M A N O F AC T U R I N G
PUBLIC UTIL IT IE S

$

40.0 303.00 302.50 27^.50-330.50
40.0 303.50 304.00 276.50-330.00

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS.
B U S I N E S S . C L A S S B ---------NONMANUFACTURING —

*

110

and

too

C O MP UT ER OPERATORS, CLASS A
N Q N M A N U F A C I U R J N G --------—

*
100

260

15
T a b le A -3 .

O ffic e , p rofessional, and tech n ical o cc u p atio n s —m en and w o m e n com bined

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e w e e k ly hours and ea rn in gs fo r s e le c te d occupations studied on an a r e a b a s is b y in d u stry d iv is io n , H ouston, T e x ., A p r i l 1972)
Average

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

OFFICE

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

174
53

121
102

B I L L t R S , MACFilNt ( B u U K K t t P I N G
M A C H I N E ! ------ ’
------------------------N U N M A N U F A L T U R I N U -------------------

$
4 0 . U 1 0 3 .5 0
4 0 .0 1 0 2 .5 0
1 0 4 .0 0
4 0 .0
1 0 4 .5 0
4 0 .0

4 0 .0

1 0 3 .0 0

4 0 .0

9 3 .0 0

BUUK K t t P l N G — MACHINE OPERATORS,
C L A S S A ----------------------------------

123

3 9 .0

NGNMANUFA l TURING --------------------------------

104

3 9 .0

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

177

4 0 .0

1 0 2 .5 0

61

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 0 1 .5 0

3 9 .5
4 0 .U

1 4 6 .0 0

B U U K K t t P ING— M A C H I N E U P E R A T U R S t
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------ -----------N G N M A N U F A L T U R I N G -------------------

Lib

C L E R K S , A C C O U N T I N G , C L A S S A --------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------- ------N G N M A N U F A L T U R I N G ------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ---------------W H O L E S A L E T R A U E -----------------R E T A I L T R A U E ---------- ----------S E R V I C E S ---------------------------

1, B 4 2
50B
1, 3 3 4
391
556
103
95

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------N U N M A N U F A L T U R I N G ------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ---W H O L E S A L E T R A U E -----R E T A I L T R A U E -----------S E R V I C E S --------------- —
CLERKS, FILE, CL A S S A
NGNMANUFALTURING —

2, 6 9 3
716
1,977
394
627
442

167
103
85

3 9 .5

1 0 3 .0 0

1 4 9 .0 0

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 4 5 .0 0
1 5 7 . 00
1 4 5 .5 0

4 U .0

1 4 2 .5 0

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0
3 9 .3
4 0 .0
A U .O
3 9 .3

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

3 9 .0

1 3 0 . OU

3 9 .0

1 2 7 .5 0

9 0 .3 0

C L E R K S , F I LE, C L A S S 0
M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----nunmanufalturing —
WHOLESALE TRAUt -

376
75
3ui
79

CLERKS,

CLASS C
m a n u f a c t u r i n g -----nunmanufalturing —
WHOLESALE TRAUE -

527
50
477
122

C L E R K S , U R U t R ---------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----N U n MANUFAC TORING —
W H O L ESALE TRAUE R E T A I L T R A U t ----

1,062

4 0 .0

1 2 9 .0 0

385
677
533

4 0 .0
3 9 .3

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

4 0 .0

1 3 0 .5 0

83

3 9 .3

9 3 .0 0

499

4 0 .O

223

< ♦ 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 3 1 .0 0
1 3 3 .5 0

FILE,

C L E R K S , P A Y R O L L ------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----nunmanufalturing —
P U B L I C U T I L II i t s
R E T A I L T R A U E ---S E R V I C E S --------See footn ote at end o f ta b le s .




2/6

OCCUPATIONS

-

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

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

201
137

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

K EYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A
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 ---------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ------W H u L E S A L E T R A U t -------R E T A I L T R A U E -----------S E R V I C E S ------------------

948

4 0 .0

176

772

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

106
228

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

50
247

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

K E Y P U N C H O P E R A T O R S , C L A S S B ------- *M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------- N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------- -----P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------W h U L t S A L E T R A O E ------—
R E T A I L T R A O E ----------------------

951
197

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 0 7 .5 0

754

4 0 .0

1 0 5 .0 0

124
26 7

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

1 1 3 .5 0
1 1 0 .0 0
9 7 .5 0

M E SSENGERS (OFFICE BOYS AND GIRLS1M A N U F A C T U K I N G ----------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------- --------- ■
—
P u b l i c u t i l i t i e s ----------------W H O L E S A L E T R A O E ------------------

42 7

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

9 2 .5 0

172

127

120

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

3 9 .0

4 0 .0

9 9 .0 0
9 6 .0 0
1 0 2 .0 0

3 9 .3

8 4 .0 0

4 0 .0
39. b

9 1 .5 0

3 9 .5

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

BB

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

4 , 961

4 0 .0

1 4 2 .3 0

l , 155
3 , 806
932
1 ,2 3 6

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

204
664

4 0 .0
3 9 .5

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

SECRET ARIES, CLASS A
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------NUNMANUFALTURING —
PUOL1C UTILITIES W H O LtSALE TRAUt —

366

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

1 5 3 .3 0
1 7 4 .5 0

40. u
4 0 .0

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

SECRETARIES, CLASS B
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --PUBLIC UTILITIES W H U L E S A L E TRAUt —
S E R V I C E S -----------

1 ,0 0 7
183
824

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

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

233

4 0 .0

35

4 0 .0
3 8 .5

3 9 .5

97

< * 0 .0

34
54

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

8 3 .0 0
8 4 .5 0

1 ,4 1 7

4 0 .0

1 4 4 .3 0

346

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 2 7 .0 0
1 6 0 . UO
1 l b . 00
1 0 3 .3 0

-

-

CONTINUED

CONTINUED

SECRETARIES, CLASS 0
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --PUBLIC UTILITIES WH O L E S A L E TRADE —
R E T A I L T R A O E -----S E R V I C E S ---------- -

2,17]
56.
1 , 60 S
373
452
75
439

40.0
40.0
39.5
4 0 .0
4 0 .0
40 .0
3 9 .0

129.50
133.50
128.00
152.00
123.50
117.00
120.00

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---PUBLIC UTILITIES —
W H O L E S A L E T R A O E --S E R V I C E S ------------

1 , 16C
394
766
328
178
81

40 .0
4 0 .0
39.5
4 0 .0
4 0 .0
3 9 .0

122.50
1 2 6 . 00
120.50
121.50
122.50
116.50

STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR
M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----NUNMANUFACTURING —
PUBLIC UTILITIES
WHOLESALE TRAUE S E R V I C E S ----------

1, 05 1
272
779
30 3
267
106

4 0 .0 138.00
4 0 .0 143.50
4 0 .0 136.00
4 0 .0 124.50
3 9 .5 160.50
4 0 .0 124.50

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

S E CRETARIES, CLASS C
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------N U N M A N U F A L T U R I N G --PUBLIC UTILITIES W H U LESALE TRAUE —
R E T A I L T R A U E -----S E R V I C E S -----------

OCCUPATIONS

SECRETARIES

l 7 0 .0 0

286

1 4 7 .5 0
1 4 3 .5 0

S E C R E T A R I E S ------------------ ----------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------N U N M A N U F A L T U R I N G ------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S --------------- —
W H O L E S A L E T R A U E -----------------R E T A I L T R A U t ---------- ----- ■
-----S E R V I C E S ----- ----------------------

92

9 8 .5 0

1 7 0 .5 0

9 8 .0 0

4 0 .0
3 9 .0

30 7
76

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

O cc u p a t i o n and i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n

OFFICE

CONTINUED

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS
NUNMANUFACTURING —
R E T A I L T R A U E ----

1 3 3 .0 0

3 9 .0

hours 1
(standard)

OFFICE

OCCUPATIONS

BILLtRS, M A C HINE (SILLING
M A C H I N E ) ----------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ----------------- -

Average
Weekly

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

1 ,0 7 1
26b

4 0 .0

1 4 8 .5 0

36

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

135

4 0 .0

1 4 2 .3 0

404

SWITCHBOARD UPERATURS, CLASS A
N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------- .
-----P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -----------

150
106
46

3 9 .5
39.5
40.0

119.00
120.00
121.00

SWITCHBOARD UPERATURS, CLASS B
M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------W H O L E S A L E T R A O E -----R E T A I L T R A U E ---------S E R V I C E S ---------------

479
67
412
71
111
138

4 0 .5
40.0
41.0
39.5
39.5
43.0

100.00
109.50
98.50
1 1 4 . 50
93.50
86.50

SWlTCHBGARD OPERATUR-RECEPTIUNISTSM A N U F A C T U R I N g -----------------------

682
254
428
29
163
107
72

39.5 103.00
4 0 .0 108.50
39.5
99.50
39.0 105.50
4 0 . 0 10 5.50
40.0
91 .0 0
39.5 101.00

nunmanufacturing

PUBLIC UTILITIES —
W H U L E S A L E T R A D E --R E T A I L T R A D E ---------- ---------- _
S E R V I C E S --------------- ----------,
—

N u N M A N g F A C T U R I N G --------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -------

GENERAL
NUNMANUFALTURING
P I S I S , C L A S S A -------------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 ---------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ------S E R V I C E S ------------------

77
71
26

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
40.0

132.00
129.50
14 6.00

160
128

38.5
38.0

10 5.00
105.00

45 2
144
30 8
74
131

40 .0
40.0
39.5
40.0
39.5

109.00
115.00
10 6.00
109.50
109.00

16
O ffic e , p ro fe s sio n a l, and tech nical o c c u p a tio n s — men and w o m e n c o m b in e d ----- Continued

T a b le A-3.
(A v e r a g e

s t r a ig h t - t im e w e e k ly h o u r s an d e a r n in g s f o r

s e le c t e d o c c u p a tio n s

s tu d ie d on an a r e a b a s is

b y in d u s t r y d iv is io n ,

Number
of
workers

Weekly

Weekly

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

(standard) (standard)

OFFICE

OC CU PA TI ON S

-

1, 159
34 6
B id
184
134

95.00
39.5
40.0
95.50
39 . 5
95.00
40 .0 103.50
4 0 .0
94.50

COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLA SS A ---------- —
MANUFACTURI NG ---------------------------------------NUNMANUFACTURI NG ----------------------------- —

212
52
lou

*0 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

168.00
169.50
167.50

COMPUTER OPERATORS, C LA SS B --------------MANUFACTURI NG ----------------------------- ----------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------------P U B L I C U I I L I T I E S ----------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ----------------------------—
S E R V I C E S --------------------------- -------------------

332
dO
252
2d
61
97

39.5
4 0 .0
39.5
40.0
4 0 .0
39.3

147.00
1 5 6 . 50
144.00
160.50
14 5.00
143.00

COMPUTER OPERATORS. CLASS C --------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -------------------------- —

216
203
48

4 0 .0
40.0
40.0

120.00
120.00
134.50

__________




at

end

o f t a b le s .

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

Number
of
worker*

Weekly
Weekly
hour* I
eeralage 1
standard) (standard)

P R O F E S SI O N AL ANO T ECH NI CA L
OC CU P AT I ON S - C ONTI NUE D

$
COMPUTER PROORAMERS.
B U S I N E S S • CLA SS A ------------------------------NUNMANUFACTURI NG ---------------------------------

289
264

$
40.0 233.50
40.0 234.00

DRAFTSMEN, C L AS S A ---MANUFACTURING — ■
—
NONMANUFACTURI NG —
PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S

53 8
2 9B
240
74

4 0 .0
40 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

206.00
211.50
199.00
208.50

207
162
32

39.5 196.50
39.5 193.50
40.0 197.00

COMPUTER PROORAMERS.
B U S I N E S S , C LA SS C ----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------------------

DRAFTSMEN, CLA SS B ----------------■
MANUFACTURING — --------------- N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ---------S E R VI C E S ---------------------------

70 6
346
360
225
98

40.0
4 0 .0
40 .0
40 .0
4 0 . 0|

176.00
176.00
116.00
189.00
15 3.00

99
95

39.5 155.50
39.5 155.30

COMPUTER SYSTEMS A N A L Y S T S ,
B U S I N E S S . CLA SS A ------------------------------- —
NUNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------------

136
122

39.5 312.50
39.5 314.00

DRAFTSMEN, C L AS S C ----MANUFACTURI NG -- ----- NONMANUFACTURING —
PU BLIC U T I L I T I E S
S E R V I C E S ----------------

479
28 8
191
98
70

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0
40.0
4 0 .0

136.00
138.00
132.50
132.00
129.50

149
116
25
52

40.0 247.00
39.5 247.50
40.0 231.00
40.0 263.00

DRAFTSMEN-TRACERS —
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----NUNMANUFACTURI NG

127
65
62

40.0
40 .0
40 .0

117.50
115.50
119.50

ELECTRONIC

317

40.0 1 7 6 . 0 0

127
89

4 0 .0
40 .0

COMPUTER SYSTEMS A N A L Y S T S ,
B U S I N E S S , CLASS B --------------------------------- NUNMANUFACTORING --------------------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -----------------------------

WHOLESALE

fo o tn o te

1972)

COMPUTER PROORAMERS.
B U S I N E S S . CLA SS B ----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------P U B L I C O T I L I T I E S ------------------'----------

P RO FE SS ION AL ANO TECHNICAL
O CCUPATIONS

See

A p r il

Average

Number
Weekly
Weekly
o
f
anns
hus1erig '
or
(
|s a d r ) t n a d
tnadsadr)

P ROF ES SI ON AL ANO TECHN ICA L
OC CU PA TI ON S - CONT IN UE D

CONTINUEO

T Y P I S T S , CL AS S B ---------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NUNMANUF A C T U R 1 N G -------------- ------------------WHOLESALE T R A D E ------------ -----------------S ER V IC E S ----------------------------------------------

T e x .,

Aver g
ae

Average

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

H o u sto n ,

t r a d e

------ --------- —

COMPUTER

SYSTEMS A N A L Y S T S ,
b u s i n e s s , c l a s s c ----------------------------------NUNMANUFAC T U R I N G ---------------------------------

o3
53

40.0 224.00
40.0 218.00

TECHNICIANS

N UR S E S , I N D U S T R I A L t R E G I S T E R E D ! -----MANUFACTURI NG —---------------------------------

166.50
170.50

17
T a b le A -3 a .

O ffic e , p ro fessio n al, and tech n ical o c c u p a tio n s —large e s ta b lis h m e n ts —m en and w o m e n com bined

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e w e e k ly hours and ea rn in gs fo r s e le c te d occupations studied in esta b lish m en ts em p lo yin g 500 w o r k e r s or m o r e by in d u stry d iv is io n , H ouston, T e x ., A p r il 1972)
A v erage

Average

Occupation and industry division

Weekly
Weekly
hours > earnings 1
(standard' (standard)

O CCUPATIONS

OF FI CE
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

$
1 5 0 .5 0
1 6 3 .5 0

280

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

967

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 1 6 .5 0

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

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

C LE RK S, F I L E , C LA SS B -------- ■
--------------- —
NONMANUFACTURING ---------- — ------ -----------

148

3 9 .5

1 0 2 .5 0

114

3 9 .0

1 0 2 .5 0

C LERKS ,

CL AS S C ----------------------------

111

4 0 .0

8 8 . 00

C LE R KS . ORDER ---------------------------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------R E T AI L TRADE -------------------------------------

187

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

4 0 .0

1 1 4 .5 0

3 9 .5

9 2 .0 0

-

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

CONTINUED

FILE,

201
427

52
135
79

CLE RKS . PAYROLL ---------------------------------------- MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURINC --------------------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S — -------------------- —

207

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS ----------------------------N O NM AN U F A CT U R I N G --------------------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------- -------------------KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A ------------ M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------------------- -NUNMANUFACTURING ------------- ------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -------- * -----------------

3 9 .5
3 9 .5

9 4 .5 0

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

85
12 2

3 9 .5

73

4 0 .0

1 6 3 .0 0

157

4 0 .0

1 0 2 .0 0

155
137

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

326
107
219

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

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

73

3 9 .5
4 0 .8

S EC RETARI ES j

S E C R E T A R I E S , C L AS S A -------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------->
-------------- —
P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ------------------------ —

121

4 0 .0

$
1 8 4 .0 0

101
29

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 8 7 .0 0
1 8 7 .0 0

S E C R E T A R I E S , C L A SS B ---------------------- —
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------------------------NONMANUF A C T U R L N G ---------------------- ---------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------------------

443
83

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 6 7 .0 0

360

4 0 .0

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

141

4 0 .0

MESSENGERS ( O F F I C E BOYS AND G 1 B L S 1 MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------N O N M A N UF A CT U RI N C -----------------------------—
P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------------------

482
129
353

4 0 .0

S E C R E T A R I E S , C LA SS C ------ -------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUF A C T U R L N G -----------------------------—
P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------------------S E R VI C E S ----------------------------------------------

789

4 0 .0

1 4 7 .0 0

230
559

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

1B7
82

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

S E C R E T A R I E S , CLASS D -----------------MANUFACTURI NG --------------------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N C --------------------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ---------------------------R E T A I L TRADE ------------------------------------SE RV I CE S ----------------------------------------------

1 ,0 6 1

4 0 .0

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

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .Q

1 1 4 .0 0

See footnote at end of tables.




4 0 .0

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

206

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 3 8 .5 0

COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLA SS C
NONMANUFACTURING ----------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ------------------ ---------

122
109
48

40 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

128.50
129.50
134.50

12 7
84
32

40.0
39.5
4 0 .0

201.00
19 7.50
19 7.00

93
79

40.0
40 .0

302.00
302.50

COMPUTER SYSTEMS A N A L Y S T S ,
B U S I N E S S . CL AS S B ----------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ---------------------

114
94
25

39.5
39.5
40 .0

244.00
241.00
231.00

DRAFTSMEN, CLA SS A -----MANUFACTURING ---------NONMANUFACTURING —
PU BLIC U T I L I T I E S

26 9
176
93
65

40.0
4 0 .0
40.0
40.0

205.00
207.50
201.00
201.00

DRAFTSMEN, CLA SS B -----MANUFACTURI NG ---------NONMA NU FA CI UKI NG —
PU BLIC U T I L I T I E S

302
146
156
129

4 0 .0
40.0
40.0
40.0

16 6.50
170.00
16 2.50
158.00

DRAFTSMEN, CLA SS C -------MANUFACTURING -----------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----PU BLIC U T I L I T I E S -

21 8
110
108
95

40 .0
4 0 .0
40.0
4 0 .0

13 7.50
1 4 2 . 00
133.00
130.00

ELE CTRON IC

252
115
81

4 0 .0
40 .0

STENOGRAPHERS, S E N I OR ------ --------------------MANUFACTURI NG — -------------------------------- —
N O NM A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------------------

617

225
393
267

180
437
248

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

1 4 7 .5 0
1 1 5 .5 0

120.00
1 3 7 .0 0
1 4 4 .5 0
1 3 4 .8 0

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

-------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -----------------------------

111
79
43

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

213

4 1 .0

101.00

61

4 0 .0
4 1 .0

1 0 9 .0 0

152
65

3 9 .5

53

operators,

class

a

9 1 .5 0

4 0 .0

15 1.00
157.00
149.00
160.50

COMPUTER SYSTEMS A NA L Y S T S ,
B U S I N E S S , CL AS S A —
NUNMANUFACTURING -

3 9 .5

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

40.0
40.0
39.5
40 .0

1 2 3 .5 0
1 3 1 .0 0
1 1 6 .5 0

4 0 .0

1 4 6 . 00

201
56
145
26

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

57

4 0 .0

COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLASS B
MANUFACI UR IMG -------- --------------NONMANUFACTURING
P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ------------

618

SWITCHBOARD O P E R A T O R - R E C E P T I O N I S T S -

4 0 .0

184.00
184.50

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL -------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------------------

9 9 .5 0
9 1 .5 0

4 0 .0

4 0 .0
40 .0

1 2 9 .0 0

9 4 .0 0

697

131
96

P ROFESSIONAL AND TECHNI CAL
OCCUPATI ONS

4 0 .0

4 0 .0

1 , 717
624
164

COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLA SS A
NONMANUFACTURING

NONMANUFACTURING

121

4 0 .0

2 ,4 1 4

$
9 4. 50
96.50
93.50

COMPUTER PROG8AMERS,
B U S I N E S S , CL AS S B —
NUNMANUFACTURI NG PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S

68
156

9 8 .0 0

40 .0
40 .0
4 0 .0

CONTI NUED

1 3 1 .5 0

224

4 0 .0

433
72
361

OC CU PA TI ON S -

T Y P I S T S , C LA SS B —
MANUFACTURI NG

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

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, C LA S S B -------MANUFACTURING ---- ----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------- ------------------RE T AI L T R A D E -------------------------------------

118
64

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

267
71

TYPISIS,
S E C RE T AR IE S --------------- ---------------------------------—
MANUFACTURING ----------—
NONMANUF AC T U R I N G ------------- -------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ---------------------------R E T A I L T R A D E -------------------- ----------- —
S E R V I C E S ----------------- -----------------------------

364
697

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

Weekly
hours 1
(standard)

of

1 6 0 .5 0

sw itchboard

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B ----------—
MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------N ONMA NU F AC TU R LN C------------------------------—
P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S --------- ------- ----------R E T A I L TRADE -------------------------------------

C ONTINUED

C L A SS

A -------------m a n u f a c t u r i n g -------------NONMANUFACTURING ------PU B LI C U T I L I T I E S —
S E R VI C E S —-----------------

222
53
169

c
o

C LE RK S. A C C O U NT I N G, C LA SS B ---------- —
MANUFACTURI NG ---------------------------------------N O N MA NU FA CT U RL NC -------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------R E T A I L TRADE — ------------------------------- >-

628

9 6 .0 0
9 0 .0 0

*

CLERK Sr A CC OU NT IN G* C LA SS A --------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------—
N O NM ANU FA CT URL NC--------------------------------P U B L I C U11L-1T1ES -------- ■
-----------------r-

Occupation and industry division

OF FI C E

1 1 2 .0 0

237
730
105
255

OCCU PATI ON S

Weekly
hours *
(standard)

1 1 7 .5 0

3 9 .5

110.00
121.00

4 0 .0

1 0 6 .5 0

29

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

1 1 1 .5 0

82

4 0 .0

110.00

TECHNICIANS

N UR S E S , I N D U S T R I A L ( R E G I S T E R E D !
MANUFACTURI NG --------------------------------

o

OF FI C E

Number
of

*
O

Occupation and industry division

178.00
16 5.50
170.00

18
T a b le A -4 .

M a i n t e n a n c e a nd p o w e r p l a n t o c c u p a t i o n s

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e h o u rly e a rn in g s fo r s e le c te d occupations studied on an a re a b asis by in d u stry d iv is io n , Houston, T e x ,, A p r il 1972)

Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—

Hourly earnings^

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

5

*

Under2*20
Mean 2

Median2

$

i

*

s

i

I

t

1

»

F

5

I

$

*

V~

T

I

*

T

I

2- * ° 2» 60 2* 80 3* ° ° 3* 20 3* * ° 3* 80 3 -8 0 4 .0 0 4 .2 0 4 .4 0 4 .4 0 4.00 5.00 5.20 5.40 5.60 5.00 6.00 6.20 6.4ft

Middle range 2

2*20 under
2,40 2,60 2-dO 3,00

3,20 3.40 3 , 6 0 3,60

4,00 4 » 2 Q 4,40 4 , 6 0 4.80 5.00 5,20 5.40 5,60 5*80 6*00 6*20 6.40 over

M
EN
C A R P E N T E R S , M A I N T E N A N C E -------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------n u n m a n u f a c t u r i n g -------------------

351
237
114

$
4.84
4.90
4.71

$
4.88
4.99
4.47

$
$
4.45— 3*25
4.80- 5.25
3.85- fa.Jl

, m a i n t e n a n c e ----------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------—
N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------

1,113
991
122

5,04
4.98
5.54

5.05
5.02
6.08

4.66- 5.40
4.80- 5.36
3.84- 7.04

415 4.34
137 4.80
278 4.12
10 7 4.39

4.02
4.78
3.79
3.95

3.54- 5.09
3.93- 5.30
3.46- 4.62
3.28- f a . 01

4.63
4.65

4.55
4.58

4.27- 5.25
4.28- 5.25

-

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

42 7 3.74
331 3.61
4.17

3.64
3.62
5.21

3.29- 4.19
3.29- 4*15
3.17- 5„2o

Ll
LI
-

24
11
13

23
16

M A C H I N E — T GUL uPERATURS, TUULROUM —
M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------------

J9b

4.28
4.28

3.84- 4*44
3.84- 4.44

-

-

_

398

4.14
4.14

-

“

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

b9fa
6t>9

5.07
5.06

5.22
5.22

4.85- 5.33
4.84- 5.33

_

_

_

MECHANICS, AUICMUIIVE
----( M A I N T E N A N C E ) --------------------*
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------n u n m a n u f a c i u r i n g -------------------P U 8 L 1 C U T I L I T I E S ----------------W H O L E S A L E T R A C E ------------------

1,038
197
841
730
82

4.54
4.17
4.62
4. 72
3.98

4.66
3.97
4. 71
5.40
4.05

3.67- 5.47
3.43- 4.92
3.78— 3.50
i.d d — 5.61
3.30- 4.62

M E C H A N I C S , M A I N T E N A N C E --------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------N u N M A N U F A C T U R I N g -------------------

1,841
1, o39
202

4. 74
4.72
4.87

4.90
4.89
5.24

4.36- 5.25
4.39- 3.24
3.99- 3.40

_

139
129

5.24
5.15

5.4U
5.09

3.02- 3.48
3.01- 3.40

-

4.79
5.00
4.48
4.54

4.93
H ■94
4.91
3.81

4.754.843.112.88-

_

159
10b
63
774
732

3.22
3.12

5.23
5.23

4.89- 3.29
4.89- 5.28

36
3h

5.11
5.04

3.22
3.21

4.82- 3.27
4. 78- 3*26

_

24i>
237

4 .62
4.65

4.65
4.66

*♦.31- ‘♦•94
4.32- 4.94

-

electricians

E N G I N E E R S , S T A T I O N A R Y ----- ----------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R 1 N G ----------------- —
S E R V I C E S ---------------------------F I R E M E N , S T A T I O N A R Y 8 U 1 L E R ---------M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------- —

M I L L W R I G H T S -----------------------------m a n u f a c t u r i n g ----------------------PAINTERS,

51
50

M A I N T E N A N C E ----- -----------

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

S E R V I C E S --------------------------PIPEl-ITTERS, M A I N T E N A N C E ------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------jHEET-MEIAL x c RKERj , MAINTENANCE —
m a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------

TU U L

A N C C I E M A K E R S ------------- -----m a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------------

* All workers were at $7 to $7.20.
See footn otes at end o f ta b le s .




3.30
3.2b
3.85
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12
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32
16
16

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24

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73
57
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7

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32

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17
13

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50
11
39
35
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121
48
73
57
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30
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158
126
32

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82
82

11
11

22
22

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6
4
2

42
42

52
52

25
25

89
89

132
132

4
4

4
4

23
23

14
14

64
64

15
15

124
124

75

56
32
24
23

106

31

118
22
96
59
24

19
19

31
20
8

12
5
7
3
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65
55
10

75
72

5b
48
8

107
100
7

100
98
2

421
415
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88
88

4

71
63

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102
89

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16

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24
28
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52

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268
256

72
72

39
36

36
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164

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164
164

203
3
200
200

438
362
76

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10
10

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190
156
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16
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40

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48
48

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81
69
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54
54

12
12

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4

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9
7
2

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3

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47
47

4
4

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17
17

219
219

10
10

40
40

6
6

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50

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426
426
27
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20

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6
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19
T a b le A -4 a .

M a i n t e n a n c e an d p o w e r p l a n t o c c u p a t i o n s — la r g e e s t a b l i s h m e n t s

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e h o u rly ea rn in gs fo r s e le c te d occu pation s studied in esta b lish m en ts em p lo yin g 500 w o r k e r s o r m o r e b y in d u stry d iv is io n , Houston, T e x ., A p r il 1972)

Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—

Hourly earnings3

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

Under
M ean2

M edian2

Middle range 2

$
3.20

*
3.20

*
3.30

s
3 .40

*
3.50

$
3.60

s
3.70

$
3 . 60

*
3.90

4.00

3.40

3.50

3.60

3.70

3.80

3 . 90

4.00

4 . 10 4 . 2 0

t

$
*
*
4 . 10 4 .20 4 . 4 0

*

$

4.60

4.80

*
5.00

i
5.20

*
5 .40

*
5.60

*
5.80

5.20

5.40

5 .60

5 .80

6.00 6.20 6 .4 0

»

5

and
under
3.30

5

6.00 6.20 6 .4 0
and

4 .40

4.60

4.80

5.00

over

MEN

C AR P ENT ERS , MAINTENANCE -----------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------------------

281
21 8
63

$
5.08
4.98
5.41

$
5.20
5.20
6.09

$
4.81 4.82 4.46 -

$
5.27
5.25
6.35

E L E C T R I C I A N S , MAI NTENANCE ------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------- --------------------

803
744

5.25
5.12

5.25
5.23

4.87 4.86 -

5.44
5.39

E N G I N E E R S , STA TI ON ARY -------- ■
------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NUNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------------

23 5
79
156

4.46
4.62
4.38

4.33
4.76
4.06

3.75 3 .94 3.72 -

5.28
5.33
4.78

F IR E ME N, STA TI ON ARY B OI LE R ----------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------------

51
50

4.63
4.65

4.55
4.58

4.27 4.28 -

5.25
5.25

H ELP ER S, MAINTENANCE TRAOES ------------- MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------------

145
141

3.76
3.78

3.82
3.83

3 .49 3.50 -

4.19
4.19

M AC HI NE -TO OL OPERATORS, TOOLROOM —
MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

190
190

4.40
4.40

4.44
4.44

4.36 4.38 -

M A C H I N I S T S , MAI NTENANCE -----------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------------------- --

571
544

5.08
5.07

5.23
5.23

4.87 4.86 -

ME CH A NI C S, AUTOMOTIVE
( M A I N T E N A N C E ! --------------------------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------------------- —
N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------------------—
P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------------------

363
24 2
204

4.36
4.45
4.32
4.30

4.27
4. 77
4.20
4.18

4 .1 2 - 4.76
3 .4 8 - 5.22
4 . 1 3 - 4.71
4 .1 2 - 4.72

5.20
3.06
5.25

4.87 4.874.98 -

5.29
5.28
5.71

i
i

121

2

2

-

-

1

1

2

-

_

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-

-

-

-

3

2

1
2

-

15
-

2

15

7
4
3

8
2
6

26

1

-

-

8
8

-

-

2
2

3
3

12
12

32
32

2
2

4*48
4.48

-

-

-

_

-

2
2

5
5

5.31
5.31

_

_

_

_

_

4
4

_

4

30
30

-

1
1

3
3
3

21
19

_

-

-

121

5.07
5.06
5.16

MI LL WR IGH TS ---------------------------------------------------

102

5.33

5.42

5 .05 -

5.47

-

P A I N I E R S , MAINTENANCE ---------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

208
149

3.04
5.01

5.20
4.93

4.84 4.84 -

5.30
5.25

i

P I P E F I T T E R S , MAINTENANCE ---------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------------------—

743
701

5.22
5.11

5.23
5.23

4.89 4.88 -

5.29
5.28

TOOL ANO D I E M A K E R S --------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

134
134

4.84
4.64

4.91
4.91

4.66 4.66 -

4.98
4.96

i

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9
9
9

3
3

_

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26

2

_

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3
3

2
2

5

1

31
23

9
7

-

8

6

2

103
103
-

-

4

16
15
3

63
57

~

-

-

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2

31
31

-

8
8

10
8

2
2

16
16

21
21

29
29

217
21 7

22
22

248
248

73
72

97
97

_

2

-

56

17

16
-

5
-

8

21

23
16
7

3
-

2
-

25
24

12
8

-

-

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-

28
-

-

-

3

-

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11
6

16

8

4
17

-

-

-

-

10
10

6
8

6

_

12
12

22
22

11
11

7
7

3
3

3
3

33
33

119
119

2
2

8
8

_

14
14

34
34

3
3

114
114

8

4
4
4

6

86

23
-

107

19
19

87
59

—

354
34 8

-

6
7

-

4

-

2
1

88
88

23

20

9
5
4
3

14

2
2

12

19

10 0

4

12

96

20

3

2

-

-

57
45

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—

1
1

3

9

3

8
1

8
6
2

6

7

2

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

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2
2

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3

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a
a
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1
24
24

268
25 6

36
36

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4
-

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—

—

-

-

-

62
62

-

-

-

2

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28

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-

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2
2

2
2

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-

-

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18
18

2
2

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22
22

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5

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4

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4

6
6

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4

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1,170
1,049




1

-

2

MEC HA NI CS, MAINTENANCE -------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------- —
NUNMANUFACTURING ---------------------------------

See fo o tn o tes at end o f tables.

1

-

~

46
46

396
341
55

10
10

-

40

-

48

9
7

75
69

-

54
54

12
12

17
17

21 9
21 9

-

41 1
411

40
40

30
30

64
64

-

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20
20

19 0
15 6
34

2

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T a b le A -5 .

C u sto d ial and m aterial m o v em e n t o ccupations

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e h o u rly e a rn in g s fo r s e le c te d occu pation s studied on an a r e a b asis by in d u stry d iv is io n , Houston, T e x ., A p r il 1972)

— — — —|—j—r— t—
r— —t—i—i—i—i—r—

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

Hourly earnings^

$

1.60

S e x , occupation, and industry division

1.70 1.60 1.90 2.00 2 .10

and

$
_

*
_

$

-

$

_

$

_

2 .2 0

i

i

i

i

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 0 4 .8 0

5 .0 0 5 .2 0 5 .4 0

_

u n der
1.70

G U A R D S A N D W A T C H M t N ---------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------n u i m m a n u f a c t u r i n o ----------

1 .8 8
3.03
1. 79

2 , d41
4 75
2, 3 6 6

GUARDS
MANUFACTURING

$
1 .7 2 2 .6 6 1 .7 1 -

$
2 .9 1
4 .2 9
2 .3 8

2 • 6 0 — 4 .4 9

l.dO

340
14
526

728
21
70 7

-

-

1.90 2.00

2.10 2 .20

2.90 2.o0

2.60

3.00

3 . 2 0 3 . 4 0 3 , 6 0 3 .8 0 4 . 0 0 4 .2 0 4 .4 0 4 .6 0 4 .8 0

5 .0 0 5 .2 0 5 .4 0 5 .6 0

199
21
178

43
45

243
243

21
10
11

86
7
79

55
19
36

150
121
29

474
24
450

21
7
14

42
34
8

34
20
14

52
47
5

23
4
19

6
4
2

10
10

27
27

52
52

13
13
*

5
5
”

14
14

1
1

-

-

-

10

7

19

46

4

7

14

2

43

4

4

8

23

37

9

3

11

-

WATCHMtN

2. 78

2 EM

MANUFACTURING

2 . 1 0 - 3 .3 8

14

21

21

-

75

20

1.90
2.98
1. 79
2. 70
2.32

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

iu 9 6
1096
60
693

1073
l
1072

455
35
420
12
99
241

212
18
194
ol
102

5 26
27
499
12
87
205

183
ll
172
26
49
29

318
69
249
1
33
76
39

253
123
130
17
33
46
ii

229
123
106
31
16
9
36

236
188
46
-

1. 74

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

23 1
59
192
6
132
34

400
200
200
48
71
81

139
59
60
12
56
10

521
55
406
216
180
70

332
181
151
19
89
43

36
10
28

6
6

75
10
65
53

-

4, 100
76
163
570
2, 5 0 4
3, 711
1, 5 4 4
2, lo7
646
/V6
725

2.73
2.96
2.5b
2.53
2. 7 1
2.43

2.36
2.69
2.37
2.40
2.3U
2.26

2 .1 0 2 .3 1 2 .0 o 2 .3 2 2 .0 9 1 .8 9 -

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

23
23
23

122
30
92
92

145
26
119
42
77

1, 3 7 V
257
I, L22
762

3.22
3.0o
3.26
3.39

3.

-

-

10

2.98
3. 14
3.49

2 . 7 5 - l 3 .8 9
U
2 . 9 1 - 3 .1 9
2 . 7 3 - 3 .9 1
2 . 7 5 - 3 .9 8

-

10
-

-

, s h i p p i n g ----M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----NUNMANUFACTURING —
W H O L E S A L E TRADE -

*,03
282
121
74

2.73

2 .3 6 2 .4 8 2 .2 4 2 .3 4 -

2 .9 8
3 .5 d
2 .6 9
2 .9 4

21
21

1
1

12
10
2

-

-

-

-

2.43
2.65

2.63
2.71
2.44
2. 64

15
13
2

R E C E I V I N G C L E R K S -----MANUFACTURING ---------NUNMANUFACIURING —
WHOLESALE TRADE R E T A IL TRADE --------

423
148
275
126
125

3.30
3.71
3.08
2.93
3.29

3.31
3.55
3.06
2.93
3.37

2 .8 3 3 .2 1 —
2 .6 4 2 .2 6 2 .8 3 -

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

-

-

-

-

“
-

-

14
~
14
12

6
8
~
6

13
13
12
1

S H IP P IN G CLERKS -----------MANUFACTURING ---------NUNMANUFACTURING

192
H i

3.48
3.73
3.14

3.27
3.73
3.02

182
133

3.49
3.66

3.50
3.59

3 . 1 3 - 3 .8 0
3 . 1 8 - 4 .2 4

6,220
1, 6 4 0
4,580
1,962
1,696
709

3.61
2.94
3.85
4.93
2.99
2.97

3.10
2.85
3.83
5.43
2.89
2.89

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

18

4

144
133
11
10
1

22
21
1
1

126
76
50
7
10

12

59
45
14
2
3
9

266
69
199
172
27

543
311
232
92
21
119

42
6
34
18
16

51
30
21
2
1
18

246
222
26
1
—
25

159
69
90
1
34
55

99
10
89
69

248
20
228
128

208
102
106
46

85
45
40
20

31
10
21
21

52
—
52
52

22
22

71
43
28
28

72
56
16

88
62
26
24

26
13
13
12

3
3
-

1
~
1
~

27
16
11
10

_

-

~

14
~
14
12
2

22
11
11
9
2

31
6
25
7
18

42
3
39
22
7

39
15
24
8
6

67
28
39
8
31

31
11
20
15
5

36
20
16
16

35
6
29
6
23

51
13
38

9
3
6

53
23
30

1
—
1

26
26
-

10
10
-

9
9

31
31

24
12

15
15

33
21

88
34
54
—
20
29

46
14
32

-

-

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

S H IP P IN G AND R E C E IV IN G CLERKS
MANUFACTURING ---------------------------

20

168
141
27
5
1
5
16

2

-

2.13
3.03
1.91
2.95
2.43
2 .02
1. 8 0

J A N I I U R S , P O R T E R S , A N D C L E A N E R S --M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------n u n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ---------------- .
—
P U b L I C U T I L I T I 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 -------------------—
S E R V I C E S ---------------------------L A d U R C K S 9 M A T E R IA L

H A N D L IN U

—
M A N U F A C T U R I N U ------------ i
N U N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------P U b L I C U T I L I T I E S ------W H O L E S A L E T R A O t --------R E T A I L T R A D E ------------ORDER

F I L L E R S ------m a n u f a c t u k i n o ---NONMANUFACTURING W H U L E S A L t TRADE

packers

TRUCKURIVEKS
MANUFACTURING ------------------------NUNMANUFACTURING ------------------P U bLIC U T I L IT IE S -------------WHOLESALE TRADE ---------------R E T A IL TRADE ----------------- ------

See fo o tn o tes at end o f ta b le s .




5 , 221

1, 121

2.88

2 .0 0

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

12
o3
876

_
-

-

-

~

2
-

20
20
20

1

109
109
~
46
50

1

123
60
63
6
24
30

-

-

-

-

-

158
42
116
18
L3
85

-

208
130
78
18
19
41

-

215
63
150
30
92
23

-

289
137
152
12
124
16

23

a

347 1374
135
618
212
756
72
109
652
26
92

-

429
133
296
—
257
39

257
56
201
132
35
24

-

“
-

-

—

16
4

-

-

2

4

15

4

2

3

1

61
59
2
2

30
21
9
3
6

15
15
-

15
15
-

_

_

_

_

—
-

—
-*
—
-

-

-

229
71
158
13
142
3

53
15
38
18
15
5

30
22
8
1
2
5

36
3
35
33
2

114
114
4—

_
-

-r
-V
—

3
—
3
3
—

_
—
-

-

-

-*

-

-

330
16
314
212

125
12
113
113

4

44
44
44

—
—

_

_
-*
-

_

_

-

-

~

-

33

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

—

—

-

-

-

—

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

29
18
11
6
5

10
1
9
7
2

9
9
-

_

7
5
2
2
-

13
13
-

-

-

-

-

3
2
1
1

-

-

6
6
-

18
18
-

10
10
-

2
2
-

2
2

2

-

-

—

-

-

2

-

~

9
9

2
2

4
4

26
26

-

_

_

-

4
4

_

-

-

-

212
27
185
6
49

594
61
533
72
286
170

132
20
112
97
1
9

67
65
2
—
2

14
14

66
66

4
4

—

-

-

_
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5
5
—

—
-

_

—

-

_
-

44 1489
24
20 1489
10 1489
—

-

-

-

21
T a b le A -5 .

C ustodial and m a te ria l m o vem en t o c c u p a tio n s -----C ontinued

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e h o u rly ea rn in gs fo r s e le c te d occu pation s studied on an a r e a basis by in du stry d iv is io n , Houston, T e x ., A p r il 1972)

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

Hourly earnings3

*
1 .6 0

$
1
1 *9 0 2 .0 0 2 .1 0 2 .2 0

1 .7 0

Sex, occupation, and industry division

I
*
I . 70 1 .8 0

1 .8 0

1 .9 0

2»0Q 2 .1 0

20
20
20

99
99
48
40

77
40
37
24
10

$

l

$
t
2 .4 0 2 .6 0

*
2 .8 0

i
i
I
3 .0 0 3 .2 0 3 .4 0

$
3 .6 0

i
*
3 .8 0 4 .0 0

i
i
4 .2 0 4 .4 0

*
i
4 .6 0 4 .8 0

»
»
3 .0 0 3 .2 0

$
3 .4 0

5 .2 0 5 .4 0

5 .6 0

and
under

Median2

2 .2 0

2 .4 0

35
—
35
33

14
13
1
1

96
9
87
53
23

69
17
52
48
4

53
23
30
15
10

214
34
180
176
4

16
16

105
42
63
13
50

176
117
59
19
40

41
2
39
39

98
10
88
76
12

174
23
151
66
69
16

6
6
6

12
~
12
12

69
43
24
24

104
92
12
12

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 0 4 .8 0

5 .0 0

MEN - CONTINUED
TRUCKDRIVERS - CONTINUED
TRUCKDRIVERS. LIGHT lUNDER
1— 1/2 TONS!
MA NU FA CT UR IN G --NONMANUF AC TU RI NG
WHOLESALE TRADE
RETAIL TRADE ---

969
212
757
393
177

$
2 .7 B
2 .8 9
2 .7 5
2 .5 7
2 .3 1

$

2 .8 2
2 .8 1
2 .8 2
2 .8 1
2 .0 5

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

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

TRUCKDR1VERS, MEDIUM (1-1/2 TO
AND INCLUDING 4 TONS) --------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------NONM AN UF AC TU RI NG --------------PUBLIC UTIL L U E S
WHOLESALE TRADE RETAIL TRADE ----

3 ,3 5 2
620
2 ,7 3 2
1,2 6 1
964
473

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

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

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

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

TRUCKDRIVERS, HEAVY (OVER
TR AI LE R TYPE) -----------MA NU FA CT UR IN G -----------NONMAN UF AC TU RI NG ------ —
PUBLIC UT IL IT IE S ---- —
WH OLESALE T R A 0 E --------

1 ,3 0 4
350
954
566
339

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

4 .0 2
2 .7 4
4 .0 7
5 .4 2
4 .0 4

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

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

552
455

3 *0 9
2 .8 4

2*88
2 .8 6

2 . 8 3 - 2 .9 7
2 . 8 3 - 2^91

TRUCKERS, POWER (FORKLIFT) --MANUFA CT UR IN G
NONMAN UF AC TU RI NG
PUBLIC UTILITIES
WH OLESALE TRADE -

1 ,4 9 6
890
606
241
241

3 .3 5
3 .5 7
3 .0 3
3 .0 5
3 .3 4

3 .3 7
3 .5 2
2 .7 6
2 .7 3
3 .4 7

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

JANITORS, PORTERS, A N 0 CLEANERS
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------NONM AN UF AC TU RI NG
PUBLIC UTILITIES
RETAIL TRADE ---S E R V I C E S ---------

3 ,2 4 0
70
3 ,1 7 0
67
113
2, 532

1.70

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

1 . 6 4 - 1 .7 3 2235
26
1 .6 7 - 2 .3 5
1 .6 4 - 1 .7 3 2209
2 . 3 5 - 2 .7 5
11
1 .7 7 - 2 .0 9
7
1 .6 3 - 1 .7 1 1840

IROCXDRIVERS, HEAVY (OVER

OTHER THAN TRAILER TYPE)
MANUFA CT UR IN G ------------

See footnotes at end of tables.




2 .1 0

1.69
2.52
1.93
1.66

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

_

10

-

10
10

_

_

-

-

_

_

40
20
20
—
20

-

-

_

-

-

_

_

_

_

42
42
12

38
—
38
6
12

46
46
36
-

167
10
157
29
515

_

_

-

-

23
114

33
7
26
6
-

47
26
21
12
4

1
1

137
4
133

28
3
25

”

31
31
17
4

1

3

18

676
112
564
464
88

373
97
276
240
36

54
26
28
12
16

24
2
22
22

31
12
19
7
~

67
21
46
6
40

276
56
218
70
25
123

14
14
-

30
30
~

~

104
79
25
25

66
34
12

40
20
20
~
17

167
29
138
132
6

15
4
u
8

14
2
12
9

6
2
4
-

290

8
8
i

23
23
-

_

_

_

12

_

9
9

16
18

10
10

418
418

74
46
28
18
~

61
19
42
18
24

170
41
129
76
52

129
118
11
10
-

51
51

55
14
41

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

20
19

-

-

_
140
109
31
-

6
6
-

157
106
51
50

6
1
5
5

34
10
24
—
24

182
122
60
60

2
2
-

3
1
2
2

290
261

_
144
115
29
13
16

12
12
-

6
6
-

_

3
3

_

“

11
6
5

-

~

—
*

~

97

7
4
3
~
3

_

a
8
-

_
-

2
2
-

34 1119
24
10 1119
- 1119
—

_

_

_

10

370

~

~

~
~

10
10
~

370
370
“

_

_

_

_

67
87
-

-

30
30
-

16
16
-

9
9

-

-

-

-

-

_
46
46
46

22
T a b le A -5 a .

C u sto d ial and m aterial m o vem en t o cc u p atio n s —larg e e stab lish m en ts

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e h ou rly ea rn in gs fo r s e le c te d occu pation s studied in estab lish m en ts em p lo yin g 500 w o rk e rs o r m o r e by in d u stry d iv is io n , H ouston, T e x .,

N um ber o f w o rk e rs re c e iv in g s tra ig h t- tim e h o u rly e a rn in g s of—

Hourly earnings3

rJ

*
1 .6 0

Sex, occupation, and industry division
workers

Mean 2

Median2

A p r il 1972)

Middle range 2

*
*
S
s
*
*
*
$
*
i
%
*
t
*
$
*
$
S
$
»
*
i
1 .7 0 1 .8 0 1 .9 0 2 .0 0 2 .1 0 2 .2 0 2 • 40 2 • 60 2 . 80 3 . 00 3 .2 0 3 .4 0 3• 60 3 .8 0 4 . 00 4 .2 0 4 .4 0 4 -6 0 4 .8 0 5 .0 0 5 .2 0 5 .4 0

and
under
1 .7 0

1 .8 0 1 .9 0 2 .0 0 2 . 10 2 .2 0 2 .4 0 * .6 0 i .8 0 3 .0 0 3, 20 3 .4 0 3 .6 0

,8<? 4 .0 0 4 .2 0 4 .4 0 4 .6 0 4 .8 0 5 .0 0

5 .2 0 5 .4 0 5 .6 0

MEN
438
248
190

$
3 .4 3
4 .0 0
2 .6 8

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

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

GUARDS
MANUFACTURING-----------------------------------

191

3 .9 8

3 .9 9

3 . 5 5 - 4 .6 4

7

9

6

4

7

JANITORS. PORTERS. AND CLEANERS ----MANUFACTURING---------------------------------- NUNMANUFACTURING-----------—
PUBLIC U T IL I T I E S ----------------------—
RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------—

1 ,8 7 7
445
1 ,4 3 2
32
441

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

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

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

2—
50
3 -9 5
2 .0 2
3 .7 9
2 .2 4

278
278
50

448
i
44 7
21

238
16
222
99

109
109
45

134
14
120
56

69
2
o7
49

103
24
79
1
56

52
8
44
6
38

19
8
ii
i
9

30
22
8
8

47
36
ii
5
5

LABORERS, MATERIAL HANDLING ------------MANUFACTURING----------------- -----------------NONMANUFACTURING------------------------- —
RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------ —

737
269
468
315

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

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

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

3 .8 0
3 .7 9
3 .8 1
3 -4 8

3
3
3

2
2
2

7
7
7

14
14
14

91
40
51
51

10
10
10

22
22
22

28
8
20
7

27
27
15

139
60
79
67

19
8
11
8

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

409
369

3 .5 5
3 .5 2

3 .8 8
3 .8 7

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

_

_

10
10

-

28
2b

a
d

12
12

4

_

2
2

28
28

GUARDS AND WATCHMEN
MANUFACTURING ---NUNMANUFACTURING

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

—

-

17
3
14
-

17
1
16
-

3
3
-

15
15
-

4
4
-

30
7
23

35
9
26

83

3 .6 7

3 .8 5

3 . 8 1 - 3 .9 0

1

1

2

-

-

2

-

-

139
52
87
73

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

3 .8 7
4 .3 5
3 .3 4
3 .3 2

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

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

—
-

-

-

2
2

8
—
8
6

1
1
1

2
2

3
3

2

TRUCKDRIVERS —--------------------- -------------- —
MANUFACTURING ----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------------- RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------- —

1 ,0 0 6
295
711
313

3 .7 8
3 .5 5
3 .8 7
3 .7 5

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

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

4 -0 9
4 .3 8
4 .0 9
4 .0 6

_
—
~

_
—
-

—
-

—
~

8
b
i

10
5
5
4

TRUCKDR1VERS, LIGHT (UNDER
1 - 1 / 2 T O N S !------------------------------------—
NUNMANUFACTURING-------------------------- —
RETAIL TRADE --------------—

91
55
53

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

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

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

i
i
i

7
4
4

470
122
348
205

TRUCK0R1VERS. HEAVY (OVER 4 TONS,
TRAILER T Y R E ) ------------------------------- —
TRUCKERS, POWER (FO R K LIFT) --------------MANUFACTURING-----------------—
NONMANUFACTURING ------------ -------------—

4 -0 8
4 .5 3
4 -0 7
4 .0 7

_
~

-

_
-

_
~
—

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

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

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

222

3 .9 8

4 .0 4

603
492
111

3 .7 7
3 .7 7
3 .7 7

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

3 . 3 8 - 4 .1 1
3 . 3 8 - 4 -1 4
3 . 3 8 - 4 .0 2

_

819
97

1 .7 6
1 .9 5

1 .7 0
1 .9 8

1 . 6 5 - 1 .8 2
1 . 8 2 - 2 .1 2

417
7

13
13

_
~

_
“

_
-

_

~

13
13

—

7
7
“

3
2
1

“

16
4
12

-

-

21
8

27
20

93
76
17
7

24
7
17
14

53
27
26
25

113
56
57
55

113
39
74
3

21
21

-

12
-

183
167

See footn otes at end o f ta b les




174
13

109
23

3

11

-

~
-

_
-

_
-

-

-

—

—

“

_

-

-

_

7
5
2
-

13
13
-

_
-

2
2

20
—
20
“

—
-

_
~

_

_

4

8

23

37

61
59
2

15
15
-

-

_
-

50
12
38
5

20
12
8
5

2
2
2

-

98
86

1
1

2
2

13
13
“

—

7

-

29
6
23
23

16
15
1
1

10
1
9
2

6
6
-

3
2
1
1

-

2

1
1
“

18
4
14
12

43
ii
32
10

131
115
16
16

10
1
9
3

28
4
24
24

21

8
13
13

18
14
4
4

82
27
55
49

411
18
393
170

123
20
103
5

54
52

14
14
-

-

8
4
4

11
10
10

4
4
4

_
-

4
4
4

4
4
4

i
i
i

7
3
3

20
20
18

6
~

12
““

1
1

66

2
1
1
1

10
10
8

19
10
9
~

13
1
12
12
1

16
15
1

20
19
1

1
1

9
-

17
1
16
16
2
120
89
31

8
2
6
6
7
6b

67
1

12
12
—
“

2
1

6

5

2

-

2

67
21
46
40

236
18
218
123

14
14

30
30

-

-

6
“
8
8
—

-

_
-

“

_
_

2
2
—

10
10

—

-

-

”

5

6

155

4

10

-

-

-

10

-

10
10

125
80
45

130
101
29

7
4
3

87
87

-

-

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

2

3

WOMEN
JANITORS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS ----RETAIL TRADE —---------------------------- —

9
_
-

52
52

1

5
1

-

4

44
39
5
2
3

14
14
“

27
27
~

13
2
11
11

32
11

-

43

5
5
“

10
10
~

6
6
6

16
13

-

2
15
14
1
1

6
4
2

-

-

-

14
122
111
11
10
1

23
4
19

1

13
-

52
47
5

3
3
3

_

-

34
20
14

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F o o tn o te s

1 S ta n d a rd h o u rs r e f l e c t th e w o r k w e e k f o r w h ich e m p lo y e e s r e c e i v e th e ir r e g u la r s t r a ig h t - t im e s a la r ie s (e x c lu s iv e o f p a y f o r o v e r t im e
at r e g u la r a n d / o r p r e m iu m r a t e s ), and the e a r n in g s c o r r e s p o n d to th e s e w e e k ly h o u rs.
2 T h e m ea n is c o m p u te d f o r e a c h jo b b y to ta lin g the e a r n in g s o f a ll w o r k e r s and d iv id in g b y the n u m b e r o f w o r k e r s .
T h e m e d ia n
d e s ig n a te s p o s itio n — h a lf o f the e m p lo y e e s s u r v e y e d r e c e i v e m o r e than the r a te show n; h a lf r e c e iv e le s s than the r a te shown.
T h e m id d le
ra n g e is d e fin e d b y 2 r a te s o f p a y ; a fo u r th o f th e w o r k e r s e a r n le s s than th e lo w e r o f th e s e r a te s and a fo u rth e a r n m o r e than the h ig h e r ra te .
3 E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r t im e and f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , and la te s h ifts .




A p p e n d ix .

O c c u p a t io n a l D e s c r i p t i o n s

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

O F F IC E
CLERK, ACCOUNTING— Continued

B ILLER, MACHINE
Prepares statements, bills, and invoices on a machine other than an ordinary or electromatic typewriter. May also keep records as to billings or shipping charges or perform other
clerical work incidental to billing operations. F or wage study purposes, b illers, machine, are
classified by type of machine, as follows:
B iller, machine (billing machine). Uses a special billing machine (combination typing
and adding machine) to prepare bills and invoices from customers' purchase orders, inter­
nally prepared orders, shipping memorandums, etc. Usually involves application of p re­
determined discounts and shipping charges and entry of necessary extensions, which may or
may not be computed on the billing machine, and totals which are automatically accumulated
by machine. The 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). Uses a bookkeeping machine (with or without
a typew riter keyboard) to prepare customers' bills as part of the accounts receivable opera­
tion. Generally involves the simultaneous entry of figures on customers' 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 knowl­
edge of bookkeeping. Works from uniform and standard types of sales and credit slips.
BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates a bookkeeping machine (with or without a typewriter keyboard) to keep a record
of business transactions.
Class A. Keeps a set of records requiring a knowledge of and experience in basic
bookkeeping principles, and fam iliarity with the structure of the particular accounting system
used. Determines proper records and distribution of debit and credit items to be used in each
phase of the work. May prepare consolidated reports, balance sheets, and other records
by hand.
Class B. Keeps a record of one or m ore phases or sections of a set of records usually
requiring little knowledge of basic bookkeeping. Phases or sections include accounts payable,
payroll, customers' 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 tria l balances and prepare control sheets for the accounting department.
CLERK, ACCOUNTING
Perform s one or m ore accounting clerica l tasks such as posting to registers and ledgers;
reconciling bank accounts; verifying the internal consistency, completeness, and mathematical
accuracy of accounting documents; assigning prescribed accounting distribution codes; examining
and verifying for clerica l accuracy various types of reports, lists, calculations, posting, etc.;
or preparing simple or assisting in preparing more complicated journal vouchers. May work
in either a manual or automated accounting system.
The work requires a knowledge of clerical methods and office practices and procedures
which relates to the clerica l processing and recording of transactions and accounting information.
With experience, the worker typically becomes fam iliar with the bookkeeping and accounting terms
and procedures used in the assigned work, but is not required to have a knowledge of the formal
principles of bookkeeping and accounting.




Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following definitions.
Class A . Under general supervision, perform s accounting clerica l operations which
require the application of experience and judgment, for example, cle rica lly processing com­
plicated or nonrepetitive accounting transactions, selecting among a substantial variety of
prescribed accounting codes and classifications, or tracing transactions through previous
accounting actions to determine source of discrepancies. May be assisted by one or m ore
class B accounting clerks.
Glass B. Under close supervision, following detailed instructions and standardized pro­
cedures, perform s one or m ore routine accounting clerica l operations, such as posting to
ledgers, cards, or worksheets where identification of items and locations of postings are
clearly indicated; checking accuracy and completeness of standardized and repetitive records
or accounting documents; and coding documents using a few prescribed accounting codes.
CLERK, F ILE
F iles, classifies, and retrieves m aterial in an established filing system. May perform
clerical and manual tasks required to maintain files. Positions are classified into levels on the
basis of the following definitions.
Class A . Classifies and indexes file m aterial such as correspondence, reports, tech­
nical documents, etc., in an established filing system containing a number of varied subject
matter files. May also file this m aterial. May keep records of various types in conjunction
with the files. May lead a small group of lower level file clerks.
Class B . Sorts, codes, and files
ings or partly classified m aterial by
cross-referen ce aids. As requested,
wards m aterial. May perform related

Class 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. May perform simple clerica l and manual tasks
required to maintain and service files.
CLERK, ORDER
Receives customers' orders for m aterial or merchandise by m ail, phone, or personally.
Duties involve any combination of the following: Quoting prices to customers; making out an order
sheet listing the items 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 o( customer, acknowledge receipt of orders from customers,
follow up orders to see that they have been filled, keep file of orders received, and check shipping
invoices with original orders.
CLERK, P A Y R O L L
Computes wages of company employees and enters the necessary data on the payroll
sheets. Duties involve: Calculating w orkers' earnings based on time or production records; and
posting calculated data on payroll sheet, showing information such as w orker's name, working
days, tim e, rate, deductions for insurance, and total wages due. May make out paychecks and
assist paymaster in making up and distributing pay envelopes. May use a calculating machine.

NOTE: The Bureau has discontinued collecting data for oilers and plumbers.

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unclassified m aterial by simple (subject matter) head­
finer subheadings. Prepares simple related index and
locates clearly identified m aterial in files and fo r ­
clerical tasks required to maintain and service files.

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COMPTOMETER OPERATOR

SECRETARY— Continued

Prim a ry 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.

NO TE: The term "corporate officer, " used in the level definitions following, refers to
those officials who have a significant corporate-wide policymaking role with regard to major
company activities. The title "vice president, " though normally indicative of this role, does not
in all cases identify such positions. Vice presidents whose prim ary responsibility is to act p er­
sonally on individual cases or transactions (e.g., approve or deny individual loan or credit actions;
administer individual trust accounts; directly supervise a clerical staff) are not considered to be
"corporate o ffice rs" for purposes of applying the following level definitions.

KEYPUNCH OPERATOR
Operates a keypunch machine to record or verify alphabetic and/or numeric data on
tabulating cards or on tape.

Class A . Work requires the application of experience and judgment in selecting proce­
dures to be followed and in searching for, interpreting, selecting, or coding items to be
keypunched from a variety of source documents. On occasion may also perform some routine
keypunch work. May train inexperienced keypunch operators.
Class B . Work is routine and repetitive. Under close supervision or following specific
procedures or instructions, works from various standardized source documents which have
been coded, and follows specified procedures which have been prescribed in detail and require
little or no selecting, coding, or interpreting of data to be recorded. Refers to supervisor
problems arising from erroneous items or codes or m issing information.

2. Secretary to a corporate officer (other than the chairman of the board or president)
of a company that employs, in all, over 5,000 but fewer than 25,000 persons; or
3. Secretary to the head, immediately below the corporate officer level, of a m ajor
segment or subsidiary of a company that employs, in all, over 25,000 persons.
Class B
1. Secretary to the chairman of the board or president of a company that employs, in
all, fewer than 100 persons; or
2. Secretary to a corporate officer (other than the chairman of the board or president)
of a company that employs, in all, over 100 but fewer than 5,000 persons; or

MESSENGER (Office Boy or Girl)
Perform s various routine duties such as running errands, operating minor office m a­
chines such as sealers or m ailers, opening and distributing m ail, and other minor clerical work.
Exclude positions that require operation of a motor vehicle as a significant duty.
SECRETARY
Assigned as personal secretary, normally to one individual. Maintains a close and highly
responsive relationship to the day-to-day work of the supervisor. Wbrks fa irly independently r e ­
ceiving a minimum of detailed supervision and guidance. Perform s varied clerica l and secretarial
duties, usually including most of the following:
a. Receives telephone calls, personal callers, and incoming m ail, answers routine in­
quiries, and routes technical inquiries to the proper persons;
b.

Establishes, maintains, and revises the supervisor's files;

c.

Maintains the supervisor's calendar and makes appointments as instructed;

d.

Relays messages from supervisor to subordinates;

e. Reviews correspondence, memorandums, and reports prepared by others for the
supervisor's signature to assure procedural and typographic accuracy;
f.

ClassA
1. Secretary to the chairman of the board or president of a company that employs, in
all, over 100 but fewer than 5,000 persons; or *
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Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following definitions.

3. Secretary to the head, immediately below the officer level, over either a m ajor
corporate-wide functional activity (e.g., marketing, research, operations, industrial rela ­
tions, etc.) ^ r a m ajor geographic or organizational segment (e.g., a regional headquarters;
a m ajor division) of a company that employs, in all, over 5,000 but fewer than 25,000
em ployees; or
4. Secretary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc. (or other equivalent level
of official) that employs, in all, over 5,000 persons; or
5. Secretary to the head of a large and important organizational segment (e.g., a middle
management supervisor of an organizational segment often involving as many as several
hundred persons) or a company that employs, in all, over 25,000 persons.
Class C
1. Secretary to an executive or managerial person whose responsibility is not equivalent
to one of the specific level situations in the definition for class B, but whose organizational
unit normally numbers at least several dozen employees and is usually divided into organiza­
tional segments which are often, in turn, further subdivided. In some companies, this level
includes a wide range of organizational echelons; in others, only one or two; c>r
2. Secretary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc. (or other equivalent level
of official) that employs, in all, fewer than 5,000 persons.
Class D

Perform s stenographic and typing work.

May also perform other clerical and secretarial tasks of comparable nature and difficulty.
The work typically requires knowledge of office routine and understanding of the organization,
programs, and procedures related to the work of the supervisor.
Exclusions
Not all positions that are titled "secretary " possess the above characteristics.
of positions which are excluded from the definition are as follows:
a.

Positions which do not meet the "personal"

b.

1. Secretary to the supervisor or head of a small organizational unit (e.g., fewer than
about 25 or 30 persons);
2. Secretary to a nonsupervisory staff specialist, professional employee, administra­
tive officer, or assistant, skilled technician or expert. (NOTE: Many companies assign
stenographers, rather than secretaries as described above, to this level of supervisory or
nonsupervisory worker.)

Examples

secretary concept described above;

Stenographers not fully trained in secretarial type duties;

c. Stenographers serving as office assistants to a group of professional, technical, or
managerial persons;
d. Secretary positions in which the duties are either substantially m ore routine or sub­
stantially m ore complex and responsible than those characterized in the definition;

STENOGRAPHER
Prim ary duty is to take dictation using shorthand, and to transcribe the dictation. May
also type from written copy. May operate from a stenographic pool. May occasionally transcribe
from voice recordings (if prim ary duty is transcribing from recordings, see Transcribing-Machine
Operator, General).
N O TE: This job is distinguished from that of a secretary in that a secretary normally
works in a confidential relationship with only one manager or executive and performs more
responsible and discretionary tasks as described in the secretary job definition.
Stenographer, General

e. Assistant type positions which involve m ore difficult or m ore responsible tech­
nical, administrative, supervisory, or specialized clerical duties which are not typical of
secretarial work.




Dictation involves a normal routine vocabulary. May maintain files, keep simple records,
or perform other relatively routine clerical tasks.

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STENOGRAPHER— Continued

TABULATING-M ACHINE OPERATOR (E lectric Accounting Machine Operator)— Continued

Stenographer, Senior

Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following definitions.

Dictation involves a varied technical or specialized vocabulary such as in legal briefs
or reports on scientific research. May also set up and maintain file s, keep records, etc.
OR
Perform s stenographic duties requiring significantly greater independence and respon­
sibility than stenographer, general, as evidenced by the following: Work requires a high
degree of stenographic speed and accuracy: a thorough working knowledge of general business
and office procedure: and of the specific business operations, organization, policies, proce­
dures, files, workflow, etc. Uses this knowledge in performing stenographic duties and
responsible clerica l tasks such as maintaining followup files; assembling m aterial for reports,
memorandums, and letters; composing simple letters from general instructions; reading and
routing incoming m ail; and answering routine questions, etc.
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR
Class A . Operates a single- or multiple-position telephone switchboard handling incoming,
outgoing, intraplant or office calls. Perform s full telephone information service or handles
complex calls, such as conference, collect, overseas, or sim ilar calls, either in addition to
doing routine work as described for switchboard operator, class B, or as a full-tim e
assignment. ("F u ll" telephone information service occurs when the establishment has varied
functions that are not readily understandable for telephone information purposes, e.g., because
of overlapping or interrelated functions, and consequently present frequent problems as to
which extensions are appropriate for calls.)
Class B . Operates a single- or multiple-position telephone switchboard handling incoming,
outgoing, intraplant or office calls. May handle routine long distance calls and record tolls.
May perform lim ited telephone information service. ("L im ited " telephone information service
occurs i f the functions of the establishment serviced are readily understandable for telephone
information purposes, or if the requests are routine, e.g., giving extension numbers when
specific names are furnished, or if complex calls are referred to another operator.)
These classifications do not include switchboard operators in telephone companies who
assist customers in placing calls.
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONIST
In addition to perform ing duties of operator on a single-position or m onitor-type switch­
board, acts as receptionist and may also type or perform routine clerical work as part of regular
duties. This typing or clerica l work may take the m ajor part of this w orker's time while at
switchboard.
TAB ULATING-M ACHINE OPERATOR (E lectric Accounting Machine Operator)
Operates one or a variety of machines such as the tabulator, calculator, collator, inter­
preter, sorter, reproducing punch, etc. Excluded from this definition are working supervisors.
Also excluded are operators of electronic digital computers, even though they may also operate
EAM equipment.

Class A . Perform s complete reporting and tabulating assignments including devising
difficult control panel wiring under general supervision. Assignments typically involve a
variety of long and complex reports which often are irregular or nonrecurring, requiring
some planning of the nature and sequencing of operations, and the use of a variety of m a­
chines. Is typically involved in training new operators in machine operations or training
lower level operators in wiring from diagrams and in the operating sequences of long and
complex reports. Does not include positions in which wiring responsibility is lim ited to
selection and insertion of prewired boards.
Class B . Perform s work according to established procedures and under specific in­
structions. Assignments typically involve complete but routine and recurring reports or parts
of larger and m ore complex reports. Operates m ore difficult tabulating or electrical ac­
counting machines such as the tabulator and calculator, in addition to the simpler machines
used by class C operators. May be required to do some wiring from diagrams. May train
new employees in basic machine operations.
Class C. Under specific instructions, operates simple tabulating or electrical accounting
machines such as the sorter, interpreter, reproducing punch, collator, etc. Assignments
typically involve portions of a work unit, for example, individual sorting or collating runs,
or repetitive operations. May perform simple wiring from diagrams, and do some filing work.
TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
Prim a ry duty is to transcribe dictation involving a normal routine vocabulary from
transcribing-machine records. May also type from written copy and do simple clerical work.
Workers transcribing dictation involving a varied technical or specialized vocabulary such as
legal briefs or reports on scientific research are not included. A worker who takes dictation
in shorthand or by Stenotype or sim ilar machine is classified as a stenographer.
TY PIS T
Uses a typewriter to make copies of various m aterials or to make out bills after calcula­
tions have been made by another person. May include typing of stencils, mats, or sim ilar m ate­
rials for use in duplicating processes. May do clerica l work involving little special training, such
as keeping simple records, filing records and reports, or sorting and distributing incoming m ail.
Class A . Perform s one or m ore of the following: Typing m aterial in final form when
it involves combining m aterial from several sources; or responsibility fo r correct spelling,
syllabication, punctuation, etc., of technical or unusual words or foreign language m ate­
rial; or planning layout and typing of complicated statistical tables to maintain uniformity
and balance in spacing. May type routine form letters, varying details to suit circumstances.
Class B . Perform s one or m ore of the following: Copy typing from rough or clear
drafts; or routine typing of form s, insurance policies, etc.; or setting up simple standard
tabulations; or copying m ore complex tables already set up and spaced properly.

P R O F E S S IO N A L A N D T E C H N IC A L
COMPUTER OPERATOR
Monitors and operates the control console of a digital computer to process data according
to operating instructions, usually prepared by a program er. Work includes most of the following:
Studies instructions to determine equipment setup and operations; loads equipment with required
items (tape reels, cards, ets.); switches necessary auxiliary equipment into circuit, and starts
and operates computer; makes adjustments to computer to correct operating problems and meet
special conditions; reviews e rro rs made during operation and determines cause or refers problem
to supervisor or program er; and maintains operating records. May test and assist in correcting
program.
For wage study purposes, computer operators are classified as follows:
Class A. Operates independently, or under only general direction, a computer running
programs with most of the following characteristics: New programs are frequently tested
and introduced; scheduling requirements are of critical importance to minim ize downtime;
the programs are of complex design so that identification of erro r source often requires a
working knowledge of the total program, and alternate programs may not be available. May
give direction and guidance to lower level operators.
Class B. Operates independently, or under only general direction, a computer running
programs with most of the following characteristics: Most of the programs are established
production runs, typically run on a regularly recurring basis: there is little or no testing




COMPUTER OPERATOR— Continued
of new programs required; alternate programs are provided in case original program needs
m ajor change or cannot be corrected within a reasonable time. In common error situa­
tions, diagnoses cause and takes corrective action. This usually involves applying previously
programed corrective steps, or using standard correction techniques.
OR
Operates under direct supervision a computer running programs or segments of programs
with the characteristics described fo r class A. May assist a higher level operator by inde­
pendently performing less difficult tasks assigned, and performing difficult tasks following
detailed instructions and with frequent review of operations performed.
Class C . Works on routine programs under close supervision. Is expected to develop
working knowledge of the computer equipment used and ability to detect problems involved in
running routine programs. Usually has received some form al training in computer operation.
May assist higher level operator on complex programs.
COMPUTER PROGRAMER, BUSINESS
Converts statements of business problems, typically prepared by a systems analyst, into
a sequence of detailed instructions which are required to solve the problems by automatic data
processing equipment. Working from charts or diagrams, the program er develops the precise in­
structions which, when entered into the computer system in coded language, cause the manipulation

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COMPUTER PROGRAMER, BUSINESS— Continued
of data to achieve d esired r e su lts. Work involves m o st of the following: Applies knowledge of
com puter c a p a b ilities, m athem atics, logic employed by com puters, and p articu lar subject m atter
involved to analyze charts and d iagram s of the problem to be program ed; develops sequence
of p ro gram step s; w rites detailed flow charts to show order in which data will be p ro cessed ;
con verts these ch arts to coded instructions for machine to follow; te sts and c o rrects p rogram s:
p re p a re s instructions for operating personnel during production run; analyzes, review s, and a lte rs
p ro g ram s to in c re a se operating efficiency or adapt to new requirem ents; m aintains record s of
p rogram development and rev isio n s. (NOTE: W orkers perform ing both system s an alysis and p ro ­
gram ing should be c la ssifie d a s system s analysts if this is the sk ill used to determ ine their pay.)
Does not include em ployees p rim arily resp on sible for the m anagem ent or supervision of
other electronic data p ro c essin g em ployees, or p ro g ra m ers p rim arily concerned with scientific
and/or engineering p ro blem s.
F o r wage study p u rp o se s, p ro g ra m ers are c la ssifie d a s follows:
C la ss A. Works independently or under only general direction on com plex problem s which
require com petence in all phases of program ing concepts and p ra c tic e s. Working from d ia­
gram s and ch arts which identify the nature of d esired r e su lts, m ajor p ro cessin g steps to be
accom plished, and the relationships between variou s step s of the problem solving routine;
plans the full range of program ing actions needed to efficiently utilize the com puter system
in achieving d esired end products.
At this level, program ing is difficult because computer equipment m ust be organized to
produce sev e ral in terrelated but d iv erse products from numerous and d iv erse data elem ents.
A wide variety and extensive number of internal p ro cessin g actions m ust occur. This requ ires
such actions a s development of common operations which can be reused, establishm ent of
linkage points between operations, adjustm ents to data when program requirem ents exceed
com puter sto rage capacity, and substantial manipulation and resequencing of data elem ents
to form a highly integrated program .
May provide functional direction to lower level p ro g ra m ers who are assign ed to a s s is t .
C la s s B . Works independently or under only general direction on relatively sim ple
p ro g ra m s, or on sim ple segm ents of com plex p ro g ram s. P rog ram s (or segm ents) usually
p ro c e ss inform ation to produce data in two or three varied sequences or form ats. Reports
and listin g s are produced by refining, adapting, arrayin g, or making m inor additions to or
deletions from input data which are readily av ailable. While numerous reco rd s m ay be
p ro c essed , the data have been refined in p rior actions so that the accu racy and sequencing
of data can be tested by using a few routine checks. Typically, the program deals with
routine record-keeping type operations.
OR
Works on com plex p ro gram s (as described for c la ss A) under close direction of a higher
level p ro g ram er or su p erv iso r. May a s s is t higher level p rogram er by independently p e r­
form ing le s s difficult ta sk s assig n ed , and perform ing m ore difficult ta sk s under fairly close
direction.
May guide or in struct lower level p ro g ra m ers.
C la ss C . Makes p ractical applications of program ing p ractices and concepts usually
learn ed in form al training c o u rse s. A ssignm ents are designed to develop competence in the
application of standard procedures to routine p roblem s. R eceives close supervision on new
a sp e c ts of assign m en ts; and work is reviewed to verify its accu racy and conformance with
required p roced ures.
COMPUTER SYSTEM S ANALYST, BUSINESS
Analyzes bu sin ess problem s to form ulate procedures for solving them by use of electronic
data p ro cessin g equipment. Develops a com plete description of all sp ecification s needed to enable
p ro g ra m ers to p rep are required digital com puter p ro g ram s. Work involves m ost of the following:
A nalyzes su bject-m atter operations to be automated and identifies conditions and c rite r ia required
to achieve satisfa c to ry r e su lts; sp ecifies number and types of reco rd s, file s , and documents to
be used; outlines actions to . be perform ed by personnel and com puters in sufficient detail for
p resentation to m anagem ent and for program ing (typically this involves preparation of work and
data flow ch arts); coordinates the development of te st problem s and p articip ates in tr ia l runs of
new and rev ised sy ste m s: and recom m ends equipment changes to obtain m ore effective overall
operations. (NOTE: W orkers perform ing both sy stem s an alysis and program ing should be c la s ­
sified a s sy stem s an alysts if this is the sk ill used to determ ine their pay.)
Does not include em ployees p rim arily respon sible for the m anagem ent or supervision
of other electronic data p ro cessin g em ployees, or system s an alysts p rim arily concerned with
scientific or engineering p roblem s.
F o r wage study p u rp o ses, system s analysts a re c la ssifie d as follows:
C la s s A. Works independently or under only general direction on com plex problem s involving all phases of system s a n a ly sis. P roblem s a re com plex because of d iverse sou rces of
input data and m ultiple-u se requirem ents of output data. (F or exam ple, develops an integrated
production scheduling, inventory control, co st a n a ly sis, and sa le s an alysis record in which




COMPUTER SYSTEM S ANALYST, BUSINESS— Continued
every item of each type is autom atically p ro cessed through the full system of record s and
appropriate followup actions are initiated by the computer.) C onfers with p erson s concerned to
determ ine the data p ro cessin g problem s and advises subject-m atter personnel on the im p lica­
tions of new or revised system s of data p ro cessin g operations. Makes recom m endations, if
needed, for approval of m ajor sy stem s in stallations or changes and for obtaining equipment.
May provide functional direction to lower level system s analysts who are assign ed to
a s s is t .
C la ss B . Works independently or under only general direction on problem s that are
relatively uncom plicated to analyze, plan, program , and operate. Problem s are of lim ited
com plexity because so u rces of input data are homogeneous and the output data a re closely
related. (For exam ple, develops sy stem s for m aintaining depositor accounts in a bank,
m aintaining accounts receivable in a retail establishm ent, or m aintaining inventory accounts
in a m anufacturing or w holesale establishm ent.) Confers with person s concerned to determine
the data p ro cessin g problem s and a d vises subject-m atter personnel on the im plications of the
data p ro cessin g sy stem s to be applied.
OR
Works on a segm ent of a com plex data p ro cessin g schem e or system , as described for
c la ss A. Works independently on routine assignm ents and receives instruction and guidance
on com plex assign m en ts. Work is reviewed for accu racy of judgment, com pliance with in­
structions, and to insure proper alinement with the overall system .
C la ss C . Works under im m ediate supervision, carryin g out analyses as assigned, usually
of a single activity. A ssignm ents are designed to develop and expand p ractical experience
in the application of procedures and sk ills required for system s an alysis work. For exam ple,
m ay a s s is t a higher level sy stem s analyst by preparing the detailed specifications required
by p ro g ra m ers from information developed by the higher level analyst.
DRAFTSMAN
C la ss A. Plans the graphic presentation of complex item s having distinctive design
featu res that differ significantly from established drafting precedents. Works in close sup­
port with the design origin ator, and m ay recommend m inor design changes. Analyzes the
effect of each change on the details of form , function, and positional relationships of com ­
ponents and p a r ts. Works with a minimum of sup ervisory a ssista n c e . Completed work is
reviewed by design originator for consistency with prior engineering determ inations. May
either p rep are draw ings, or direct their preparation by lower level draftsm en.
C la s s B . P erfo rm s nonroutine and com plex drafting assignm ents that require the appli­
cation of m ost of the standardized drawing techniques regu larly used. Duties typically in­
volve such work a s: P re p a re s working drawings of su b assem b lies with irreg u lar shapes,
m ultiple functions, and p recise positional relationships between components; p rep ares arch i­
tectu ral drawings for construction of a building including detail drawings of foundations, wall
section s, floor plans, and roof. U ses accepted form ulas and m anuals in making n ecessary
com putations to determ ine quantities of m ate rials to be used, load capacities, strengths,
s t r e s s e s , etc. R eceives initial in struction s, requirem ents, and advice from su p ervisor.
Completed work is checked for technical adequacy.
C la ss C . P re p a re s detail drawings of single units or p arts for engineering, construction,
m anufacturing, or rep air p urp oses. Types of drawings prepared include isom etric projections
(depicting three dim ensions in accu rate scale ) and sectional views to clarify positioning of
components and convey needed inform ation. C onsolidates details from a number of sou rces
and adju sts or tran sp o se s scale as required. Suggested methods of approach, applicable
preceden ts, and advice on source m ate rials are given with initial assignm ents. Instructions
are le ss com plete when assignm ents recu r. Work m ay be spot-checked during p r o g re ss.
DRAFTSMAN-TRACER
Copies plans and drawings prepared by others by placing tracing cloth or paper over
drawings and tracin g with pen or pencil. (Does not include tracing lim ited to plans p rim arily
consisting of straight lines and a large scale not requiring close delineation.)
AND/OR
P re p a re s sim ple or repetitive drawings of e asily visualized item s. Work is closely supervised
during p r o g re ss.
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN
Works on various types of electronic equipment or sy stem s by perform ing one or m ore
of the following operations: Modifying, installing, repairing, and overhauling. These operations
require the perform ance of m ost or all of the following task s: A ssem bling, testing, adjusting,
calibratin g, tuning, and alining.
Work is nonrepetitive and requ ires a knowledge of the theory and practice of electron ics
pertaining to the use of general and sp ecialized electronic te st equipment; trouble an alysis; and
the operation, relationship, and alinement of electronic sy stem s, su bsystem s, and circuits having
a variety of component p arts.

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ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN— Continued

NURSE, INDUSTRIAL (R egistered)

E lectron ic equipment or sy stem s worked on typically include one or m ore of the following:
Ground, vehicle, or airborne radio com munications sy ste m s, relay sy ste m s, navigation aid s;
airborne or ground rad ar sy stem s; radio and television tran sm ittin g or recording sy stem s; e le c ­
tronic com puters; m iss ile and sp ac e c ra ft guidance and control sy stem s; in dustrial and m edical
m easuring, indicating and controlling devices; etc.

A reg iste re d n urse who gives nursing serv ice under general m edical direction to ill or
injured em ployees or other p erson s who becom e ill or suffer an accident on the p rem ises of a
factory or other establishm ent. Duties involve a combination of the following; Giving fir s t aid
to the ill or injured; attending tQ subsequent d ressin g of em ployees' in ju ries; keeping record s
of patients treated ; preparing accident rep orts for com pensation or other p u rp oses; a ssistin g in
physical exam inations and health evaluations of applicants and em ployees; and planning and c a r r y ­
ing out p rogram s involving health education, accident prevention, evaluation of plant environment,
or other a ctivities affecting the health, w elfare, and safety of a ll personnel. Nursing su p e rv iso rs
or head n u rse s in establishm ents employing m ore than one nurse a re excluded.

(Exclude production a sse m b le r s and t e s t e r s , craftsm en , draftsm en, d esig n e rs, engin eers,
and repairm en of such standard electronic equipment a s office m achines, radio and television
receiving s e ts .)

M A IN T E N A N C E A N D P O W E R P L A N T
CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE

P erfo rm s the carpentry duties n e c e ssa ry to construct and maintain in good rep air build­
ing woodwork and equipment such as bins, c r ib s, counters, benches, p artition s, d oors, flo o rs,
s t a ir s , c a sin g s, and trim made of wood in an establishm ent. Work involves m ost of the following:
Planning and laying out of work from blueprin ts, draw ings, m odels, or verbal in struction s; using a
variety of ca rp e n te r's handtools, portable power to o ls, and standard m easuring instrum ents; m ak­
ing standard shop computations relating to dim ensions of work; and selecting m ate rials n ece ssa ry
for the work. In g en eral, the work of the m aintenance carpenter requ ires rounded training and
experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
ELECTRICIAN , MAINTENANCE
P erfo rm s a variety of e le ctric a l trade functions such a s the installation, m aintenance, or
rep air of equipment for the generation, distribution, or utilization of e lectric energy in an e sta b ­
lishm ent. Work involves m ost of the following: Installing or repairing any of a variety of e le c­
tr ic a l equipment such a s ge n e rato rs, tran sfo r m e r s, sw itchboards, con trollers, circuit b r e a k e r s ,
m o to rs, heating units, conduit sy ste m s, or other tran sm issio n equipment; working from blue­
p rin ts, draw ings, layouts, or other sp ecificatio n s; locating and diagnosing trouble in the e le ctrical
system or equipment; working standard computations relating to load requirem ents of wiring or
e le ctric a l equipment; and using a variety of e le ctric ia n 's handtools and m easuring and testing
instrum ents. In gen eral, the work of the m aintenance electrician requ ires rounded training and
experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
ENGINEER, STATIONARY
O perates and m aintains and may a lso sup erv ise the operation of stationary engines and
equipment (m echanical or e le ctric a l) to supply the establishm ent in which employed with power,
heat, refrigeratio n , or air-conditioning. Work involves: Operating and maintaining equipment
such as steam engines, a ir c o m p re sso rs, g e n e rato rs, m o tors, turbines, ventilating and r e fr ig ­
erating equipment, steam b o ilers and boiler-fed water pumps; making equipment r e p a irs; and
keeping a record of operation of m achinery, tem p erature, and fuel consumption. May also su ­
p e rv ise these operations. Head or chief engineers in establishm ents employing m ore than one
engineer are excluded.

P roduces replacem ent p arts and new p arts in making r e p a irs of m etal p arts of m echanical
equipment operated in an establishm ent. Work involves m ost of the following: Interpreting written
instructions and sp ecification s; planning and laying out of work; using a variety of m ach in ist's
handtools and precision m easuring instrum ents; setting up and operating standard machine tools;
shaping of m etal p arts to close toleran ces; making standard shop com putations relating to dimen­
sions of work, tooling, feed s, and speeds of machining; knowledge of the working p roperties of
the common m etals; selecting standard m a te ria ls, p a rts, and equipment required for his work;
and fitting and assem bling p arts into m echanical equipment. In gen eral, the m ach in ist's work
norm ally requ ires a rounded training in m achine-shop p ractice usually acquired through a form al
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

FIREM AN, STATIONARY BOILER
F ir e s stationary bo ilers to furnish the establishm ent in which employed with heat, power,
or steam . F eed s fuels to fire by hand or op erates a m echanical stoker, g a s, or oil burner; and
checks w ater and safety v alv es. May clean, oil, or a s s is t in repairing boilerroom equipment.
H E LPE R , MAINTENANCE TRADES
A s s is t s one or m ore w orkers in the skilled maintenance trad e s, by perform ing sp ecific
or general duties of le s s e r sk ill, such a s keeping a w orker supplied with m ate rials and tools;
cleaning working a re a , machine, and equipment; a ssistin g journeyman by holding m ate rials or
tools; and perform ing other unskilled ta sk s a s directed by journeym an. The kind of work the
helper is perm itted to perform v a rie s from trade to trad e: In som e trades the helper is confined
to supplying, lifting, and holding m ate rials and to o ls, and cleaning working a r e a s; and in others
he is perm itted to perform sp ecialized m achine operations, or parts of a trad e that are also
perform ed by w orkers on a full-tim e b a sis.
MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR, TOOLROOM
S p e cialize s in the operation of one or m ore types of m achine tools, such a s jig b o re rs,
cylindrical or su rface grin d e rs, engine lathes, or milling m achines, in the construction of
m achine-shop to o ls, g ag e s, jig s , fix tu res, or d ies. Work involves m ost of the following: Planning
and perform ing difficult machining operations; p ro cessin g item s requiring com plicated setups or
a high degree of accu racy; using a variety of p recision m easuring instrum ents; selectin g feeds,
sp eeds, tooling, and operation sequence; and making n ece ssa ry adjustm ents during operation
to achieve req u isite to leran ces or dim ensions. May be required to recognize when tools need
d re ssin g , to d re s s to o ls, and to select proper coolants and cutting and lubricating o ils. F or
c ro ss-in d u stry wage study p u rp o ses, m achine-tool o p e rato rs, toolroom , in tool and die jobbing
shops a re excluded from this c lassificatio n .




MECHANIC, AUTOMOTIVE (Maintenance)
R epairs autom obiles, b u se s, m otortruck s, and tr a c to r s of an establishm ent. Work in ­
volves m ost of the following: Examining automotive equipment to diagnose source of trouble; d is ­
assem bling equipment and perform ing re p a irs that involve the use of such handtools as w renches,
g ag e s, d r ills , or sp ecialized equipment in d isassem b lin g or fitting p a r ts; replacing broken or
defective p arts from stock; grinding and adjusting valv es; reasse m b lin g and in stallin g the various
a sse m b lie s in the vehicle and making n e c e ssa ry adjustm ents; and alining w heels, adjusting brakes
and lights, or tightening body bolts. In general, the work of the autom otive m echanic req u ires
rounded training and experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.
This cla ssifica tio n does not include m echanics who rep a ir c u sto m ers' vehicles in auto­
m obile rep air shops.
MECHANIC, MAINTENANCE
R epairs m achinery or m echanical equipment of an establishm ent. Work involves m ost
of the following: Exam ining m achines and m echanical equipment to diagnose source of trouble;
dism antling or partly dism antling m achines and perform ing re p a irs that m ainly involve the use
of handtools in scraping and fitting p arts; replacing broken or defective p arts with item s obtained
from stock; ordering the production of a replacem ent part by a m achine shop or sending of the
m achine to a machine shop for m ajor re p a irs; preparing written sp ecification s for m ajor rep airs
or for the production of p arts ordered from m achine shop; reassem b lin g m achines; and making
all n e c e ssa ry adjustm ents for operation. In general, the work of a m aintenance m echanic requ ires
rounded training and experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience. Excluded from this cla ssifica tio n are w orkers whose prim ary duties
involve setting up or adjusting m achines.
MILLWRIGHT
In stalls new m achines or heavy equipment, and d ism antles and in sta lls m achines or heavy
equipment when changes in the plant layout are required. Work involves m ost of the following:
Planning and laying out of the work; interpreting blueprints or other sp ecification s; using a variety
of handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations relating to s t r e s s e s , strength of
m a te r ia ls, and centers of gravity; alining and balancing of equipment; selectin g standard tools,
equipment, and parts to be used; and in stalling and maintaining in good order power tran sm issio n
equipment such as d rives and speed red u cers. In gen eral, the m illw righ t's work norm ally req u ires
a rounded training and experience in the trade acquired through a form al apprenticeship or
equivalent training and experien ce.
PAINTER, MAINTENANCE
Paints and red ecorates w alls, woodwork, and fixtures of an establishm ent. Work involves
the following: Knowledge of su rface p e cu liaritie s and types of paint required for different app lica­
tions; preparing su rface for painting by removing old finish or by placing putty or filler in nail

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PAINTER, MAINTENANCE— Continued

SH E ET -M E T A L WORKER, MAINTENANCE— Continued

holes and in te rstic e s; and applying paint with sp ray gun or brush. May m ix co lo rs, o ils, white
lead, and other paint ingredients to obtain proper color or con sisten cy. In general, the work of the
m aintenance painter req u ires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a form al
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

up and operating all available types of sh eet-m etal working m achines; using a variety of handtools
in cutting, bending, form ing, shaping, fitting, and assem blin g; and installing sheet-m etal a rtic le s
a s required. In general, the work of the maintenance sheet-m etal worker requ ires rounded
training and experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent training
and experience.

P IP E F IT T E R , MAINTENANCE
In stalls or rep a irs w ater, steam , g a s, or other types of pipe and pipefittings in an
establishm ent. Work involves m ost of the following: Laying out of work and m easuring to locate
position of pipe from drawings or other written specification s; cutting variou s siz e s of pipe to
co rrec t lengths with chisel and ham m er or oxyacetylene torch or pipe-cutting m achines; threading
pipe with stocks and d ies; bending pipe by hand-driven or power-driven m achines; assem bling
pipe with couplings and fastening pipe to hangers; making standard shop computations relating to
p r e s s u r e s , flow, and size of pipe required; and m aking standard te sts to determ ine whether fin­
ished pipes m eet sp ecificatio n s. In general, the work of the m aintenance pipefitter req u ires
rounded training and experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience. W orkers p rim arily engaged in installing and repairing building sanitation
or heating system s are excluded.
SH EET -M ET A L WORKER, MAINTENANCE
F ab ric a te s, in sta lls, and m aintains in good rep air the sheet-m etal equipment and fixtures
(such a s machine guards, g re a se pans, sh elv es, lo c k e rs, tanks, ventilators, chutes, ducts, m etal
roofing) of an establishm ent. Work involves m ost of the following: Planning and laying out all
types of sheet-m etal maintenance work from blueprints, m odels, or other specification s; setting

TOOL AND DIE MAKER
(Die m aker; jig m aker; tool m ak er; fixture m aker; gage m aker)
Constructs and re p a irs m achine-shop to o ls, g ages, jigs," fixtures or dies for forgin gs,
punching, and other m etal-form in g work. Work involves m ost of the following; Planning and
laying out of work from m odels, blueprints, draw ings, or other oral and written specification s;
using a variety of tool and die m ak e r's handtools and p recision m easuring instrum ents; under­
standing of the working p roperties of common m etals and alloys; setting up and operating of
m achine tools and related equipment; making n ece ssa ry shop computations relating to dim ensions
of work, sp eeds, feeds, and tooling of m achines; heat-treating of m etal p arts during fabrication
as well a s of finished tools and dies to achieve required qualities; working to close toleran ces;
fitting and assem bling of p arts to p rescrib e d toleran ces and allow ances; and selecting appropriate
m a te ria ls, tools, and p ro c e s s e s . In general, the tool and die m ak e r's work requ ires a rounded
training in m achine-shop and toolroom p ractice usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship
or equivalent training and experience.
F or cro ss-in d u stry wage study p urposes, tool and die m ak ers in tool and die jobbing
shops are excluded from this classification .

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 WATCHMAN
G uard. P erfo rm s routine police duties, either at fixed post or on tour, m aintaining o rder,
using arm s or force where n ec e ssa ry . Includes gatemen who a re stationed at gate and check
on identity of em ployees and other person s entering.
Watchman. M akes rounds of p re m ise s periodically in protecting property again st fire ,
theft, and illegal entry.
JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER
(Sweeper; charwoman; jan itre ss)
Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition factory working a re a s and w ashroom s, or
p rem ises of an office, apartment house, or com m ercial or other establishm ent. Duties involve
a combination of the following; Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and polishing flo o rs; removing
chips, trash , and other refuse; dusting equipment, furniture, or fixtures; polishing m etal fix ­
tu re s or trim m in gs; providing supplies and m inor m aintenance se rv ic e s; and cleaning la v ato rie s,
show ers, and restro o m s. Workers who sp ecialize in window washing are excluded.
LABORER, MATERIAL HANDLING
(Loader and unloader; handler and stack er; shelver; truck er; stockman o r stock helper;
warehouseman or warehouse helper)
A worker employed in a w arehouse, m anufacturing plant, store, or other establishm ent
whose duties involve one or m ore of the following: Loading and unloading various m a te ria ls and
m erchandise on or from freight c a r s , truck s, or other transporting devices; unpacking, shelving,
or placing m ate rials or m erchandise in proper storage location; and transporting m ate rials or
m erchandise by handtruck, c a r, or wheelbarrow. Longshorem en, who load and unload ships are
excluded.
ORDER F IL L E R
(Order pick er; stock selecto r; warehouse stockman)
F ills shipping or tra n sfe r o rd e rs for finished goods from stored m erchandise in acco rd ­
ance with sp ecification s on sa le s slip s, cu sto m ers' o r d e r s, or other in struction s. May, in addition
to filling o rd e rs and indicating item s filled or omitted, keep reco rd s of outgoing o rd e rs, requi­
sition additional stock or report short supplies to su p e rv iso r, and perform other related duties.
PACKER, SHIPPING
P re p a re s finished products for shipment or storage by placing them in shipping con­
tain e rs, the specific operations perform ed being dependent upon the type, size , and number
of units to be packed, the type of container employed, and method of shipment. Work requ ires
the placing of item s in shipping containers and m ay involve one or m ore of the following:
Knowledge of various item s of stock in order to verify content; selection of appropriate type




PACKER, SHIPPING— Continued
and size of container; in serting enclosures in container; using e xce lsio r or other m ate rial to
prevent breakage or dam age; closing and sealin g container; and applying lab els or entering
identifying data oil container. P ack ers who a lso m ake wooden boxes or crate s are excluded.
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK
P re p a re s m erchandise for shipment, or rece iv e s and is respon sible for incoming ship­
m ents of m erchandise or other m a te ria ls. Shipping work in volves: A knowledge of shipping p ro ­
cedu res, p ra c tic e s, routes, available m eans of transportation, and rate s; and preparing record s
of the goods shipped, making up bills of lading, posting weight and shipping ch arges, and keeping
a file of shipping reco rd s. May direct or a s s is t in preparing the m erchandise for shipment.
Receiving work involves; Verifying or directing others in verifying the co rrectn ess of shipments
again st bills of lading, in voices, or other reco rd s; checking for shortages and rejecting dam ­
aged goods; routing m erchandise or m a te ria ls to proper departm ents; and maintaining n ece ssary
reco rd s and file s.
For wage study p u rp oses, w orkers are c la ssifie d as follows:
Receiving clerk
Shipping clerk
Shipping and receiving clerk
TRUCKDRIVER
D rives a truck within a city or in dustrial a re a to tran sp ort m a te ria ls, m erchandise,
equipment, or men between variou s types of establishm ents such a s: Manufacturing plants, freight
depots, w arehouses, w holesale and retail establishm ents, or between retail establishm ents and
cu sto m ers' houses or p laces of b u sin ess. May a lso load or unload truck with or without h elp ers,
m ake m inor m echanical r e p a ir s, and keep truck in good working o rder. D riv er-salesm en and
over-th e-road d riv e rs are excluded.
F or wage study p u rp oses, tru ck d riv ers are c la ssifie d by size and type of equipment, as
(T r a c to r -tr a ile r should be rated on the b a sis of tr a ile r capacity.)
T ruck d river (combination of siz e s listed separately)
T ruck d river, light (under IV2 tons)
T ruck d river, m edium (lVz to and including 4 tons)
T ruckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, tr a ile r type)
T ruck d river, heavy (over 4 tons, other than tr a ile r type)
TRUCKER, POWER

follows:

O perates a m anually controlled gasoline- or electric-pow ered truck or tracto r to tran sport
goods and m ate rials of all kinds about a w arehouse, m anufacturing plant, or other establishm ent.
F or wage study p u rp oses, w orkers are c la ssifie d by type of truck, as follows:
T rucker, power (forklift)
T ruck er, power (other than forklift)

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The twelfth 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 1742, National
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Akron, Ohio, July 1971 1 ________________________________
Albany-Schenectady—Troy, N .Y ., Mar. 1972----------------Albuquerque, N. Mex., Mar. 1972 1
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N.J., May 1.971-----Atlanta, Ga., May 1971__________________________________
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 1971_______________________ . _____
Beaumont—Port Arthur—
Orange, Tex., May 1972_____
Binghamton, N .Y ., July 1971 1__________________________
Birmingham, A la., Mar. 1972___________________________
Boise City, Idaho, Nov. 1971____________________________
Boston, M ass., Aug. 1971_______________________________
Buffalo, N .Y ., Oct. 1971_________________________________
Burlington, Vt., Dec. 1971______________________________
Canton, Ohio, May 1972 1 _______________________________
Charleston, W. Va., Mar. 1972 1________________________
Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 1972 1_____________________________
Chattanooga, Tenn.—Ga., Sept. 1971------------------------------Chicago, III., June 1971 1 _______________________________
Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky.—
Ind., Feb. 1972----------------------------Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 1971_____________________________
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 1971_____________________________
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 1971__________________________________
Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
III., Feb. 1972 1__
Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 1971 1_______________________________
Denver, Colo., Dec. 1971 1 _____________________________
Des Moines, Iowa, May 1971____________________________
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 1972_______________________________
Durham, N .C ., Apr. 1972 1 _____________________________
Fort Lauderdale—
Hollywood and West Palm
Beach, F la., Apr. 1972 1 ______________________________
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 1971____________________________
Green Bay, W is., July 1971_____________________________
Greenville, S .C ., May 1972______________________________
Houston, Tex., Apr. 1971 1 _____________________________
Huntsville, Ala., February 1972 1 ---------------------------------Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 1971____________________________
Jackson, M iss., Jan. 1972______________________________
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 1971___________________________
Kansas City, M o —
Kans., Sept. 1971-----------------------------Lawrence—
Haverhill, M a s s —N.H., June 1971------- ------Little Rock—
North Little Rock, Ark., July 1971----------Los Angeles—Long Beach and Anaheim—
Santa AnaGarden Grove, Calif., Mar. 1971 1 ___________________
Louisville, Ky.—
Ind., Nov. 1971 1 ----------------------------------Lubbock, Tex., Mar. 1972 1
_____________________________
Manchester, N.H., July 1971________________ ___________
Memphis, Tenn.—
Ark., Nov. 1971 1_____________________
Miami, Fla., Nov. 1971________ ___________________ _____
Midland and Odessa, Tex., Jan. 1972 1-------------------------Milwaukee, W is., May 1971_____________________________

Bulletin number
and price
1685-87,
1725-49,
1725-59,
1685-75,
1685-69,
1725-16,
1725-69,
1725-6,
1725-58,
1725-27,
1725-11,
1725-34,
1725-25,
1725-75,
1725-63,
1725-48,
1725-14,
1685-90,
1725-56,
1725-17,
1725-19,
1725-26,
1725-55,
1725-36,
1725-44,
1685-70,
1725-68,
1725-64,

40 cents
30 cents
35 cents
30 cents
40 cents
35 cents
30 cents
35 cents
30 cents
30 cents
40 cents
45 cents
25 cents
35 cents
35 cents
35 cents
30 cents
70 cents
35 cents
40 cents
30 cents
35 cents
35 cents
35 cents
35 cents
30 cents
40 cents
30 cents

1725-74,
1725-21,
1725-3,
1725-66,
1685-67,
1725-50,
1725-23,
1725-38,
1725-39,
1725-18,
1685-83,
1725-4,

35 cents
30 cents
30 cents
30 cents
50 cents
35 cents
30 cents
30 cents
30 cents
35 cents
30 cents
30 cents

1685-66,
1725-29,
1725-57,
1725-2,
1725-40,
1725-28,
1725-37,
1685-76,

50 cents
35 cents
35 cents
30 cents
35 cents
30 cents
30 cents
35 cents

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




Area
Minneapolis—
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 1972 1------------------------Muskegon—
Muskegon Heights, Mich.,June 1971_________
Newark and Jersey City, N.J., Jan. 1972 1_____________
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 1972 1 __________________________
New Orleans, La., Jan. 1972____________________________
New York, N .Y ., Apr. 1971______________________________
Norfolk—Portsmouth and Newport News—
Hampton, Va., Jan. 1972_______________________________
Oklahoma City, Okla., July 1971 1_______________________
Omaha, Nebr.—Iowa, Sept. 1971 1 ________________________
Paterson-Clifton— assaic, N.J., June 1971-------------------P
Philadelphia, P a —N.J., Nov. 1971 1_____________________
Phoenix, A riz ., June 1971_______________________________
Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 1972_______________________________
Portland, Maine, Nov. 1971 1 ____________________________
Portland, Oreg.—Wash., May 1971_______________________
Poughkeepsie—
Kingston—
Newburgh,
N .Y. (to be surveyed in 1972)
Providence—Pawtucket—Warwick, R.I.— a ss.,
M
May 1972.........................................................................................
Raleigh, N .C ., Aug. 1971_________________________________
Richmond, Va., Mar. 1972 1--------------------------------------------Rochester, N.Y. (office occupations only), July 1971 1__
Rockford, 111., May 1971............................................................
St. Louis, Mo.—111., Mar. 1972___________________________
Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 1971_________________________
San Antonio, Tex., May 1972_____________________________
San Bernardino—
Riverside—
Ontario, Calif.,
Dec. 1971_________________________________________________
San Diego, C alif., Nov. 1971 1 ___________________________
San Francisco—
Oakland, C alif., Oct. 1971 1_____________
San Jose, Calif., M ar. 1972_____________________________
Savannah, Ga., May 1972 1_______________________________
Scranton, Pa., July 1971_________________________________
Seattle—
Everett, Wash., Jan. 1972_______________________
Sioux Falls, S. Dak., Dec. 1971_________________________
South Bend, Ind., Mar. 1972 1____________________________
Spokane, Wash., June 1971______________________________
Syracuse, N .Y ., July 1971 1 _________________ ____________
Tampa—
St. Petersburg, F la., Nov. 1971 1 ______________
Toledo, Ohio—
Mich., Apr. 1971 1________________________
Trenton, N .J., Sept. 1971 ------------------------------------------------Utica—
Rome, N .Y ., July 1971 1 _______________________ ___
Washington, D.C.—
Md.—Va., Apr. 1971__________________
Waterbuiry, Conn., Mar. 1972*__________________________
Waterloo, Iowa, Nov. 1971_______________________________
Wichita, Kans., Apr. 1971_______ ________________________
Worcester, M a ss., May 1972 1 __________________________
York, Pa., Feb. 1972 1........... ........................ ...................... .
Youngstown—
Warren, Ohio, Nov. 1971 1_________________

Bulletin number
and price
1725-45,
1685-82,
1725-52,
1725-41,
1725-35,
1685-89,

50 cents
30 cents
50cents
35 cents
30 cents
65cents

1725-42,
1725-8,
1725-13,
1685-84,
1725-62,
1685-86,
1725-46,
1725-22,
1685-85,

30cents
35cents
35cents
35cents
50cents
30cents
40cents
35cents
35cents

1725-70,
1725-5,
1725-72,
1725-7,
1685-79,
1725-61,
1725-24,
1725-67,

30cents
30cents
35cents
35cents
30cents
35cents
30cents
30cents

1725-43,
1725-32,
1725-33,
1725-65,
1725-73,
1725- 1,
1725-47,
1725-30,
1725-60,
1685-88,
1725- 10,
1725-31,
1685-74,
1725-12,
1725-9,
1685-56,
1725-53,
1725-20,
1685-64,
1725-71,
1725-54,
1725-51,

30cents
35cents
50cents
30cents
35cents
30cents
30cents
25cents
35cents
30cents
35cents
35cents
40cents
30cents
35cents
40cents
35cents
30cents
30cents
35cents
35cents
35cents

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FIRST CLASS MAIL

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
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O FF IC IA L BUSINESS
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