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AREA WAGE SURVEY
Davenport—Rock Island —Moline, Io w a—Illinois,
Metropolitan Area, February 1973
Bulletin 1775-57




U S DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
____ Bureau of Labor Statistics




Preface
T h is b u lle tin p r o v id e s r e s u lts o f a F e b r u a r y 1973 s u r v e y o f oc c u p a tio n a l
e a r n in g s in th e D a v e n p ort— o c k Is la n d — o lin e , Io w a — l l in o i s , Standard M e t r o ­
R
M
I
p o lita n S ta tis tic a l A r e a (S co tt C ou n ty, Io w a ; and H e n r y and R o c k Is la n d C o u n tie s,
I llin o is ).
T h e s u r v e y w as m ad e as p a rt o f the B u re a u o f L a b o r S ta tis tic s ' annual
a rea w age su rvey p ro gra m .
T h e p r o g r a m is d e s ig n e d to y ie ld data f o r in d iv id u a l
m e tr o p o lita n a r e a s , as w e ll as n a tio n a l and r e g io n a l e s tim a te s f o r a ll Standard
M e tro p o lita n A r e a s in the U nited S ta te s , e x c lu d in g A la s k a and H a w a ii, (a s d e fin e d
by the U.S. O ffic e o f M a n a ge m en t and B u d get th ro u gh N o v e m b e r 1971).
A m a jo r c o n s id e r a tio n in the a r e a w a g e s u r v e y p r o g r a m is th e n eed to
d e s c r ib e the l e v e l and m o v e m e n t o f w a g e s in a v a r i e t y o f la b o r m a r k e ts , th rou gh
th e a n a ly s is o f (1 ) the l e v e l and d is trib u tio n o f w a g e s by oc c u p a tio n , and (2 ) the
m o v e m e n t o f w a g e s b y o c c u p a tio n a l c a te g o r y and s k ill l e v e l .
The p ro gra m d e­
v e lo p s in fo rm a tio n that m a y be u sed f o r m an y p u r p o s e s , in clu d in g w a g e and s a la r y
a d m in is tr a tio n , c o lle c t iv e b a r g a in in g , and a s s is ta n c e in d e te rm in in g plant lo c a tio n .
S u rv e y r e s u lts a ls o a r e u sed b y the U.S. D e p a rtm e n t o f L a b o r to m a k e w age
d e te rm in a tio n s under the S e r v ic e C o n tra c t A c t o f 1965.
C u r r e n tly , 96 a r e a s a r e in c lu d e d in the p r o g r a m .
(S e e l is t o f a r e a s
on in s id e b ack c o v e r . )
In each a r e a , o c c u p a tio n a l e a r n in g s data a r e c o lle c te d
an n u ally. In fo r m a tio n on e s ta b lis h m e n t p r a c t ic e s and s u p p lem e n ta ry w a g e b e n e ­
f it s , c o lle c t e d e v e r y seco n d y e a r in the p a s t, i s n ow o b ta in ed e v e r y th ir d y e a r .
E ach y e a r a ft e r a ll in d iv id u a l a r e a w a g e s u r v e y s h a ve b een c o m p le te d ,
tw o s u m m a ry b u lle tin s a r e is s u e d .
T h e f i r s t b r in g s to g e th e r data f o r each
m e tr o p o lita n a r e a s u r v e y e d .
T h e secon d s u m m a ry b u lle tin p re s e n ts n a tio n a l
and r e g io n a l e s tim a te s , p r o je c t e d f r o m in d iv id u a l m e tr o p o lita n a r e a data.
T h e D a ven p ort—R o c k Isla n d — o lin e s u r v e y w as con du cted by th e B u re a u 's
M
r e g io n a l o ffic e in K a n s a s C it y , M o ., u n der the g e n e r a l d ir e c tio n o f E d w a rd
C h aik en , A s s is ta n t R e g io n a l D ir e c t o r fo r O p e ra tio n s .
T h e s u r v e y cou ld not h a ve
b een a c c o m p lis h e d w ith out the c o o p e r a tio n o f the m a n y f i r m s w h ose w a g e and
s a la r y data p r o v id e d the b a s is fo r the s ta tis tic a l in fo rm a tio n in th is b u lle tin .
T h e B u rea u w is h e s to e x p r e s s s in c e r e a p p re c ia tio n f o r th e c o o p e r a tio n r e c e iv e d .

Note:
A ls o a v a ila b le f o r th e D a ven p ort—R o c k Is la n d — o lin e a r e a a r e lis tin g s o f
M
union w a g e r a te s f o r s e v e n s e le c te d b u ild in g tr a d e s .
F r e e c o p ie s o f th e s e a r e
a v a ila b le fr o m th e B u re a u 's r e g io n a l o f f i c e s .
(S ee b ack c o v e r fo r a d d r e s s e s .)

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V

Bulletin 1775-57
June 1 97 3

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Peter J. Brennan, Secretary
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTIC S, Ben Burdetsky, Deputy Commissioner

D avenport—Rock Island—M oline, Io w a —Illinois, M etropolitan A rea, February 1973
CONTENTS
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2 In tro d u c tio n
5 W a ge tr e n d s f o r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n a l gro u p s

T a b le s :
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E s ta b lis h m e n ts and w o r k e r s w ith in s cop e o f s u r v e y and n u m b er stu d ied
In d e x e s o f e a r n in g s f o r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n a l g ro u p s , and p e r c e n ts o f ch an ge f o r s e le c te d p e r io d s
P e r c e n ts o f in c r e a s e in a v e r a g e h o u r ly e a rn in g s f o r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n a l g ro u p s , ad ju sted f o r e m p lo y m e n t s h ifts

A.

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3.

O ccu p a tion a l e a r n in g s :
A - l . O ffic e o c c u p a tio n s : W e e k ly e a r n in g s
A - 2 . P r o fe s s io n a l and te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s : W e e k ly e a rn in g s
A - 3 . O ffic e , p r o fe s s io n a l, and te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s : A v e r a g e w e e k ly e a r n in g s , by s e x
A - 4 . M a in ten a n ce and p o w e rp la n t o c c u p a tio n s : H o u rly e a rn in g s
A - 5 . C u s to d ia l and m a t e r ia l m o v e m e n t o c c u p a tio n s : H o u rly e a r n in g s

15 A p p e n d ix .

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In tro d u c tio n
T h i s a r e a is 1 o f 96 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 c on du cts s u r v e y s o f o c c u p a tio n a l e a r n in g s
on an a r e a w i d e b a s i s a n n u a lly . 1 F i e l d r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s , in p e r s o n a l
v i s i t s to e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in the a r e a , c o l l e c t e m p l o y m e n t , e a r n i n g s ,
e s t a b l i s h m e n t p r a c t i c e s , and r e l a t e d b e n e f i t s i n f o r m a t i o n e v e r y th ir d
year.
In each o f the i n t e r v e n i n g y e a r s , i n f o r m a t i o n on e m p l o y m e n t
and e a r n i n g s is c o l l e c t e d b y m a i l q u e s t i o n n a i r e s f r o m e s t a b l i s h m e n t s
p a r t i c i p a t i n g in the p r e v i o u s s u r v e y . T h i s b u lle tin p r e s e n t s the r e s u l t s
o f the l a t t e r ty pe s u r v e y .

(3) m ain te n a n c e and p o w e r p l a n t ; and (4) c u s to d i a l and m a t e r i a l m o v e ­
m en t.
O c c u p a tio 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 tak e account 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 duties w ith in the s a m e j o 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 appendix. U n l e s s o t h e r w i s e in d ic a te d , the
e a r n in 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 in d u s tr i e s c om b in e d .
E a r n i n g s data f o r s o m e o f the o c c u p a 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 in d u s tr y d i v i s i o n s w i th i n 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 (1) e m p l o y m e n t in the occup ation
is to o s m a l l to p r o v i d e enough 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 in d i v i d u a l e s t a b l i s h m e n t data. E a r n i n g s
data not shown s e p a r a t e l y f o r in d u s tr y d i v i s i o n s a r e in clu d ed in a l l
i n d u s t r i e s c o m b i n e d data, w h e r e shown. L i k e w i s e , data a r e included
in the o v e r a l l c l a s s i f i c a t i o n wh 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 shown 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
available.

In eac 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 ith in s ix b r o a d in d u s tr y d i v i s i o n s : M a n u fa c t u rin g ; t r a n s ­
p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n i c a t i o n , and o t h e r p u b lic u t i l i t i e s ; w h o l e s a l e t r a d e ;
r e t a i l t r a d e ; f i n a n c e , in s u r a n c e , and r e a l e s ta te ; and s e r v i c e s . M a j o r
i n d u s t r y g r o u p s e x c lu d e d f r o m th e s e stu d ies 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 in d u s t r i e s . E s t a b l i s h m e n t s
h a vin 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
th e y te nd to f u r n i s h in 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 atio n s studied
to w a r r a n t in c lu s io n .
S e p a r a t e tab u la tion s a r e p r o v i d e d f o r eac h o f
the b r o a d in d u s tr y d i v i s i o n s w h ic h m e e t p u b lic a tio n c r i t e r i a .

O c c u p a tio 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 os e h i r e d to w o r k a r e g u l a r w e e k l y schedule.
E a r n i n g s data e x c lu d e p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e 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 la te shifts . N o n p r o d u c ti o n bon u s es a r e e x ­
cluded, 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 hours 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 tio n s , r e f e r e n c e is to the stan da rd w o r k w e e k (r o u n d e d to th e n e a r e s t
h a l f ho ur) 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 i u m
rates).
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 a r e rounded
to the n e a r e s t h a l f d o l l a r .

T h e s e s u r v e y s a r e c on du cted on a s a m p le b a s i s . T h e s a m ­
p lin g p r o c e d u r e s i n v o l v e d e t a i l e d s t r a t i f i c a t i o n o f a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s
w i th i n the s c o p e o f an in d i v i d u a l a r e a s u r v e y b y i n d u s t r y and n u m b e r
of em p loyees.
F r o m this s t r a t i f i e d u n i v e r s e a p r o b a b i l i t y s a m p l e is
s e l e c t e d , w i t h e ach e s t a b l i s h m e n t ha vin g a p r e d e t e r m i n e d chance o f
selection.
T o ob ta in o p tim 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 s m a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s is s e l e c t e d . W hen data
a r e c o m b i n e d , e ach e s t a b l i s h m e n t is w e i g h t e d a c c o r d i n g to its p r o b a ­
b i l i t y o f s e l e c t i o n , so that u n bia se d e s t i m a t e s a r e g e n e r a t e d . F o r e x ­
a m p l e , i f one out o f f o u r e s t a b l i s h m e n t s is s e l e c t e d , it is g i v e n a
w e i g h t o f f o u r to r e p r e s e n t i t s e l f plus t h r e e o t h e r s . A n a l t e r n a t e o f the
s a m e o r i g i n a l p r o b a b i l i t y is c h o se n in the s a m e i n d u s t r y - s i z e c l a s s i f i ­
c a tio n i f data a r e not a v a i l a b l e f o r the o r i g i n a l s a m p l e m e m b e r .
If
no s u it ab le sub stitute is a v a i l a b l e , ad d itio n a l w e i g h t is a s s i g n e d to a
s a m p l e m e m b e r that is s i m i l a r to the m i s s i n g unit.

T h e o c c u p atio 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 fa c tu rin g and no n m an u fa ctu rin g i n d u s t r i e s , and a r e o f the
fo llo 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 ;

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 tio 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 i n d iv id 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 ch an ge s . T h e a v e r ­
a g e s f o r i n d iv id 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 l o y ­
m en t p a tte r n s .
F o r e x a m p l e , p r o p o r t i o n s o f w o r k e r s e m p l o y e d by
h i g h - o r l o w - w a g e f i r m s m a y chan 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 could 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 dur ing
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 tio n a l g r o u p s , shown in t a b le 2,
a r e b e t t e r i n d i c a t o r s o f w a g e t r e n d s than i n d iv id u a l jo b s w ith in the
g ro u p s.

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Included in the 96 areas are 10 studies conducted by the Bureau under contract. These areas
are Austin, T e x .; Binghamton, N .Y . (New York portion only); Durham, N. C .; Fort Lauderdale—
Hollywood and West Palm Beach, F la .; Huntsville, A la .; Lexington, K y .; Poughkeepsie—
Kingston—
Newburgh, N. Y . ; Rochester, N .Y . (office occupations only); Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Utica—
Rome, N.Y.
In addition, the Bureau conducts more lim ited area studies in approximately 70 areas at the request
of the Employment Standards Administration of the U. S. Department of Labor.

A v e r a g e e a r n i n g s r e f l e c t c o m p o s i t e , a r e a w i d e e s t i m a t e s . In ­
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 pay l e v e l and j o b s ta ffin g , and
thus c o n trib u te 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 each job. P a y 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 d i f f e r e n t i a l am ong j o b s in
i n d iv id u a l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s .

O c c u p a tio n s and E a r n i n g s




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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 s e l e c t e d o c c u p a ­
tions 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 o f the s e x e s
w ith in in d iv id u a l e s ta b lis h m e n ts .
F a c t o r s w h ich m a y c on trib u te to
d i f f e r e n c e s in clu d e p r o g r e s s i o n w ith in e s t a b l i s h e d r a te r a n g e s , sin c e
o n ly the r a te s p aid in cum bents a r e c o l l e c t e d , and p e r f o r m a n c e o f s p e ­
c i f i c duties w ith in the g e n e r a l s u r v e y j o b d e s c r i p t i o n s . Job d e s c r i p ­
tions used to c l a s s i f y e m p l o y e e s in th e s e s u r v e y s u s u a lly a r e m o r e
g e n e r a l i z e d than th ose used in i n d iv id u a l e s ta b l i s h m e n ts 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 am on g e s t a b l i s h m e n t s in s p e c i f i c duties p e r f o r m e d .
O c c u p a tio 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 t o ta l in a l l
e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w ith in the s c o p e o f the study and not the nu m b e r a c tu ­
a l l y s u r v e y e d . B e c a u s e o c c u p a tio n a l s t r u c t u r e s am ong e s t a b lis h m e n ts
d i f f e r , e s t i m a t e s o f o c c u p a tio n a l e m p l o y m e n t ob ta in ed f r o m the s a m p le




o f e s t a b l i s h m e n t s stu died s e r v e on ly to i n d ic a te the r e l a t i v e i m p o r ­
tance o f the j o b s studied. T h e s e d i f f e r e n c e s in oc c u p atio n al s tru c tu re
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 in g s data.
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 le m e n ta r y W a g e P r o v i s i o n s
T a b u la tio n s on s e l e c t e d e s ta b l i s h m e n t p r a c t i c e s and s u p p le ­
m e n t a r y w a g e p r o v i s i o n s ( B - s e r i e s t a b l e s ) a r e not p r e s e n t e d in this
b u ll e tin .
I n f o r m a t i o n f o r th es e tab u la tio n s, c o l l e c t e d e v e r y 2 y e a r s
in the p ast, is now c o l l e c t e d e v e r y 3 y e a r s .
T h e s e tabulation s on
m i n i m u m e n tr 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 ;
shift d i f f e r e n t i a l s ; s c hed uled w o r k w e e k ; paid h o lid a y s ; paid v a c a t i o n s ;
and health, in s u r a n c e , and p e n s ion plans a r e p r e s e n t e d (in the B - s e r ie s
ta b l e s ) in p r e v i o u s b u lle tin s f o r this a r e a .




T a b le 1. E s ta b lis h m e n ts an d w o r k e r s w ith in s c o p e o f s u rv e y an d n u m b e r s tu d ie d in D a v e n p o r t—
R o c k Is la n d —M o lin e , Io w a —III.,1 by m a jo r in d u s try d iv is io n ,2 F e b r u a r y 1 9 7 3
Minimum
employment
in e stab lish m ents in scope
of study

Industry d ivision

Within scope
of stud y3

W orkers in establish m ents
Within scope of stud y4

Studied

Number

P ercen t

Studied

240

98

60,445

100

44,355

50
“

105
135

45
53

40, 753
19,692

67
33

31,515
12, 840

50
50
50
50
50

22
25
55
15
18

11
8
18
7
9

4 ,9 2 9
2 ,928
7, 676
2, 103
2, 056

8
5
13
4
3

4, 078
1,432
4,613
1,465
1,252

A ll d iv isio n s_____________________________
M anufacturing _______ ________________________
Nonmanufacturing
_________________________
T ran sp o rtatio n , com m unication, and
other public u tilities ! ________ __________
W holesale trad e 6__________________________
R etail trad e 6 ___________ _______________
Fin an ce, in su ran ce, and re a l e s t a t e 6______
S e r v ic e s 6 7_
_ ________________ ________

Number of establish m ents

1 The Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline Standard M etropolitan S ta tistic a l A re a , a s defined by the Office of Management and Budget through
Novem ber 1971, c o n sists of Scott County, Iowa; and Henry and Rock Islan d C ounties, 111. The "w o rk e rs within scope of study" e stim a te s shown in
th is table provide a reaso n ab ly accu rate descrip tion of the size and com position of the labor force included in the survey . The e stim a te s a re not
intended, how ever, to se rv e a s a b a sis of com parison with other employment indexes fo r the a r e a to m e a su re employment tren d s or levels
since (1) planning of wage su rvey s req u ires the use of establishm ent data com piled con sid erably in advance of the p ay roll p eriod studied, and (2) sm a ll
estab lish m en ts a re excluded from the scope of the survey.
2 The 1967 edition of the Standard In d ustrial C la ssificatio n Manual w as used in cla ssify in g estab lish m en ts by in dustry division.
3 Includes a ll e stablish m en ts with total employment at or above the m inim um lim itation. A ll outlets (within the a re a ) ofcom panies
in such
in d u strie s a s tra d e , finance, auto re p a ir se r v ic e , and motion picture th e ate rs a re con sid ered a s 1 establishm ent.
4 Includes a ll w o rk ers in a ll establish m en ts with to tal employment (within the a re a ) at or above the m inim um lim itation.
5 A bbreviated to "public u tilitie s" in the A - s e r ie s ta b le s. T ax ica b s and s e r v ic e s incidental to w ater tran sp ortation w ere excluded.
6 This industry division is rep resen ted in e stim a te s for " a ll in d u strie s" and "nonm anufacturing" in the S e r ie s A ta b le s. S ep arate p resentation of
data fo r this division is not m ade fo r one or m ore of the following re a so n s: (1) Em ploym ent in the d ivision i s too sm a ll to provide enough data to
m erit sep a rate study, (2) the sam ple was not designed in itially to p erm it sep a rate presentation, (3) resp on se was in sufficien t or inadequate to p erm it
sep a rate presentation, and (4) there is p o ssib ility of d isc lo su re of individual establishm ent data.
7 H otels and m o tels; laun dries and other p e rso n al s e r v ic e s; b u sin e ss s e r v ic e s; autom obile r e p a ir , ren tal, and parking; motion p ictu re s; nonprofit
m em bersh ip organ izations (excluding relig io u s and charitable organ ization s); and engineering and arch ite ctu ra l s e r v ic e s.

In d ustrial com position in m anufacturing
Over th re e-fifth s of the w ork ers within scope of the survey in the Davenport—
Rock
Island-M oline a re a w ere employed in m anufacturing fir m s. The following p rese n ts the m ajor
industry groups and sp ecific in d u stries a s a p ercent of a ll m anufacturing:
Industry groups
M achinery, except
e le c t r ic a l____________________ 50
P rim a ry m etal in d u strie s______ 16
Food and kindred products_____ 12

Sp ecific in d u strie s
F a r m m achinery_______________ 35
N onferrous rollin g and
Iron and ste e l fo u n d ries_______ 7
Construction and related
m ach in ery _____________
6
Meat p ro d u c ts_________________ ‘6

Th is inform ation is b ased on e stim a te s of to tal employment derived fro m un iverse
m a te ria ls com piled p rio r to actu al survey. P roportion s in v a rio u s industry division s m ay
differ from proportions b a se d on the re su lts of the su rvey a s shown in table 1 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 ta b le 2 a r e i n d e x e s and p e r c e n t s o f chan ge in
a v e r a g e w e e k l y 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 in d u s tr i a l
n u r s e s , and in a v e r a g e h o u r ly 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 in d e x e s a r e a m e a s u r e o f w a g e s at a g 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 durin g the b a s e p e r i o d .
Su btractin 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 change in w a g e s f r o m the b as 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 s o f chan ge o r i n c r e a s e r e l a t e to w a g e
c h a n ge s b e t w e e n the i n d ic a te d date s. Annual r a te 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 amount o f i n c r e a s e f o r 12 m onths wh en 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 onths.
T hese com pu­
tation s a r e b a s e d on the as s u m p t io n that w a g e s i n c r e a s e d at a constant
r a te b e t w e e n s u r v e y s .
T h e s e e s t i m a t e s a r e m e a s u r e s o f chan 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 inten ded to m e a s u r e a v e r a g e p ay
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 .

T h e in d e x is 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 and is 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 in the b as e y e a r .
T h e b a s e y e a r is
a s s i g n e d the v a lu e o f 100 p e r c e n t . T h e in d e x is c om p u te d by m u l t i ­
p ly in g the b a s e y e a r r e l a t i v e (100 p e r c e n t ) b y the r e l a t i v e (the p e r c e n t
chan ge plus 100 p e r c e n t ) f o r the next s u c c e e d in g y e a r and then c o n ­
tinuing to m u l t i p l y (com p oun d) e ach 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 l u s i v e o f e a r n in g s f o r o v e r t i m e .
F o r p l a n t w o r k e r g r o u p s , th e y
m e a s u r e chan ges 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 xclud 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
late shifts .
T h e p e r c e n t 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 ­
pations and inclu d e m o s t o f the n u m e r i c a l l y im p o r t a n t jo b s with in
e ach gro up.

M e th o d o f C om pu tin g
E a c h o f the f o l l o w i n g k e y oc c up atio ns w ith in an o c c u p a tio n a l
g ro u p is a s s i g n e d a con st ant 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 tio n a l group :
Office clerical (men and
women):
Bookkeeping-machine
operators, class B
Clerks, accounting, classes
A and B
Clerks, file, classes
A, B, and C
Clerks, order
Clerks, payroll
Keypunch operators, classes
A and B
Messengers (office boys or
girls)

Office clerical (men and
women)— Continued
Secretaries
Stenographers, general
Stenographers, senior
Switchboard operators, classes
A and B
Tabulating-machine operators,
class B
Typists, classes A and B
Industrial nurses (men and
women):
Nurses, industrial (registered)

L i m i t a t i o n s o f Data
T h e in d e x e s and p e r c e n t s o f chan ge, 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 flu 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 ge 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 ay r e c e i v e d b y ind ivid ual
w o r k e r s w h i l e in the s a m e j o b , and (3) c han ges in a v e r a g e w a g e s due
to c han ges 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 xp a n s io n s , f o r c e r e d u c tio n s , and chan ges in the p r o p o r t i o n s o f w o r k ­
e r s e m p l o y e d by e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w ith d i f f e r e n t p a y l e v e l s . Changes in
the l a b o r f o r c e can cause i n c r e a s e s o r d e c r e a s e s in the. occup ational
a v e r a g e s with ou t actu al w a g e chan ges.
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 r a g e
w a g e s m a y h a ve d e c l i n e d b e c a u s e l o w e r - p a y i n g e s t a b lis h m e n ts e n te r e d
the a r e a o r e xpanded t h e i r w o r k f o r c e s . S i m i l a r l y , w a g e s m a y have
r e m a i n e d r e l a t i v e l y con stant, y e t a v e r a g e s f o r an a r e a m a y have 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 te r e d the a r e a .

Skilled maintenance (men):
Carpenters
Electricians
Machinists
Mechanics
Mechanics (automotive)
Painters
Pipefitters
Tool and die makers
Unskilled plant (men):
Janitors, porters, and
cleaners
Laborers, material handling

NOTE: Comptometer operators, used in the computation of previous trends, are no longer
surveyed by the Bureau.

T h e use o f con stant 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 changes 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 each job i n ­
clud ed in the data.
T h e p e r c e n t s o f chan ge r e f l e c t on ly changes in
a v e r a g e p a y f o r s t r a i g h t - t i m e ho urs.
T h e y a r e not in flu e n ce d b y
changes in s tan da rd w o r k s c h e d u le s , as such, o r b y p r e m i u m pay
for overtim e.
W h e r e n e c e s s a r y , data a r e adjuste 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 s o f chan ge any s i g n i f i c a n t e f f e c t caused b y
changes 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 ea n ) e a r n i n g s f o r eac h oc c up atio n a r e m u l t i ­
p l i e d b y the o c c u p a tio n a l w e i g h t , and the p ro d u c ts f o r a l l oc c up atio ns
in the g ro u p a r e to ta le d . T h e a g g r e g a t e s f o r 2 c o n s e c u t i v e y e a r s a r e
r e l a t e d b y s u b trac tin g the a g g r e g a t e f o r the e a r l i e r y e a r f r o m the
a g g r e g a t e f o r the l a t e r y e a r and d iv id in g the r e m a i n d e r b y the a g g r e ­
g ate f o r the e a r l i e r y e a r .
T h e r e s u l t t i m e s 100 shows the p e r c e n t
o f change.




5

N




T a b le 2 . In d e x e s o f e a rn in g s fo r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n a l g ro u p s in D a v e n p o r t—R o c k Is la n d —M o lin e , Io w a — III.,
F e b r u a r y 1 9 7 2 a n d F e b r u a r y 1 9 7 3 , and p e rc e n ts o f c h a n g e 'f o r s e le c te d p e rio d s
All in du stries
Weekly earnings
P eriod

Office
c le ric a l
(men and
women)

Industrial
n urses
(men and
women)

Manufacturing

Hourly earnings
Skilled
maintenance
trad es
(men)

Unskilled
plantw orkers
(men)

Weekly earnings
Office
c le r ic a l
(men and
women)

Ind ustrial
n u rses
(men and
women)

Hourly earnings
Skilled
m aintenance
trad es
(men)

Unskilled
plantw orkers
(men)

Indexes (October 1967=100)
F eb ru ary 1972 _______________________________
F eb ru ary 1973 _______________________________

129.7
137.7

142.6
149.4

137.9
145.9

134.1
140.9

128.6
135.5

142.6
149.4

138.5
146.4

134.6
141.5

P ercents of change 1
October I960 to October 1961_________________
October 1961 to October 1962----------------------October 1962 to October 1963----------------------October 1963 to October 1964----------------------October 1964,1o October 1965----------------------October 1965 to October 1966_________________
October 1966 to October 1967----------------------October 1967 to October 1968_________________
October 1968 to October 1969----------------------October 1969 to F eb ru ary 1971:
16-month in c r e a s e ________________________
Annual rate of in c re a se ---------------------------

3.6
2.2
2.4
1.5
4.4
5.9
3.2
7.7
5.4

6.5
1.4
3.3
2—
.5
3.2
3.1
4.7
12.2
6.9

3.6
2.7
2.9
.6
3.7
4.4
3.1
12.0
5.4

1.5
2.6
4.3
2.7
3.5
3.9
5.0
7.8
5.3

5.2
1.4
2.8
1.8
3.3
4.0
3.3
8.8
4.2

6.5
1.4
3.3
2—
.5
3.2
3.1
4.7
12.2
6.9

3.7
2.6
2.8
.5
3.6
4.4
2.8
12.4
5.3

3.7
1.8
4.0
2.4
2.9
3.9
4.1
9.6
4.0

10.3
7.6

14.6
10.8

8.3
6.2

12.4
9.2

10.2
7.6

14.6
10.8

8.2
6.1

10.8
8.0

F eb ru ary 1971 to F ebru ary 1972 -----------------F eb ru ary 1972 to F eb ru ary 1973 _____________

3.6
6.2

3.8
4.8

7.9
5.8

5.1
5.1

2.9
5.4

3.8
4.8

8.1
5.7

6.6
5.1

1 All changes a re in c re a se s un less otherwise indicated.
2 This d ec re ase p rim arily re fle c ts turnover and changes in employment rather than wage d e c r e a se s.




T a b le 3 . P e r c e n t s o f in c re a s e in a v e ra g e h o u rly e a rn in g s fo r s e le c te d o c c u p a tio n a l g ro u p s ,
a d ju s te d fo r e m p lo y m e n t s h ifts , in D a v e n p o r t—R o c k Is la n d —M o lin e ,
Io w a —III., F e b r u a r y 1 9 7 2 to F e b r u a r y 1 9 7 3
Occupational group

A ll
in du stries
5.4
4.6
5.5
6.4

M anufac­
turing
4.8
4.6
5.3
5.6

1 Data do not m eet publication c r ite r ia .

NOTE: Table 3 provides p ercen ts of change in a verage hourly earn in gs for selected
occupational gro up s, adjusted to exclude the effect of employment sh ifts. The new method
for computing wage trends is based on changes in a verage hourly earn ings for establish m en ts
reporting the index jobs in both the curren t and p revious year (m atched establish m ents)
holding establishm ent employment in the jobs constant.
The new wage trends a re not linked to the curren t indexes becau se the new wage
trends m easu re changes in m atched establish m ent a v e ra g e s w hereas the curren t indexes
m ea su re changes in a re a a v e r a g e s. Other c h a ra c te ristic s of the new wage trends which
d iffer from the curren t ones include (1) earn ings data of office c le r ic a l w orkers and in dus­
tr ia l n u rse s a re converted to an hourly b a s is , and (2) trend e stim a te s a re provided for
nonmanufacturing e stablish m en ts.
F o r a m ore detailed d escrip tion of the new method used to compute a re a wage survey
in dexes, see "Im proving A rea Wage Survey In d e x e s," Monthly Labor R eview , Jan u ary 1973,
pp. 52-57.

Nonmanu­
facturing
6.2

(|>
8.4

8

A. Occupational earnings
Table A-1. Office occupations: Weekly earnings
(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings of workers in selected occupations by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111., February 1973)
Weekly earnings
(standard)

Occupation and industry division

N ber
um
of
workers

*

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

weekly
(standard]

NW

Median 2

Middle ranged

*

t

75

Under
and
$
under
75
80

$

$

S

*

t

t

t

$

$

*

»

*

85

85

90

95

95

1 00

100

10 5

105

110

110

120

1 30

120

1 30

140

1

a

140

150

160

170

180

$

*

190

200

-

80

90

-

$

$

210

220

-

-

230

230 over

and

150

1 60

170

1 80

1 90

200

210

220

20
11
9
9

25
24
1
1

2
2
-

2

_

_

-

-

-

17

HEN AND W EN COMBINED
OM
BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS*
CLASS A ------------------------------------------

26

$
128 .50-137.50
38.5 132.00 134.50 $

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B -----------------------------------------NONMAMJFAC TURING------------------------

A0
30

39.5
39.5

97.50
97.00

96.00
93.50

88.00-104.00
86.00-106.00

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A ----------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NUNMANUFACTURING -----------------------PUBLIC U TILITIE S ---------------------

214
131
83
28

39.5
40.0
39.0
40.0

162.00
171.00
148.50
174.00

161.50
170.00
143.00
187.00

134.00-197.00
142.00-206.00
123.50-172.50
148.00-202.00

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B ----------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING ------------------------

282
115
167

39.5 113.50 114.00
40.0 118.00 117.00
39.5 110.50 111.50

93.50-127.50
98.00-129 .50
92.00-125 .50

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

66
16
50

39.0 107.50 99.00 88.00-126.00
40.0 134.50 139.00 108.00-167.50
38.5
99.00 94.50 86.50-104.50
85.00

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

15

38.0

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

85
22
63

40.0 139.50 147.50 125.50-154.50
40.0 114.00 104.00 97.00-129.00
40.0 148.50 149.00 146.50-166.00

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

91
65
26

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

83.50

8 0 .5 0 - 88.50

1
1

-

6
6

5
5

7
5

6
“

7
6

1
1

3
2

4
4

-

-

3
2
1

-

6

9

6

3
6

20
8
12
3

25
11
14
“

22
10
12
6

13
8
5

22
18
4
”

12
6
6
4

14
8
6
4

15
14
1
1

17
8
9

8
4
4

15
5
10

59
26
33

45
21
24

22
6
16

ii

10
4
6

7
7

6
4
2

-

-

-

4
4

-

-

-

6

"

-

-

_

-

-

-

6
6

-

-

1
1
-

8
2
6

23
4
19

15
7
8

2

-

-

2

“

11
2
9

6

33
10
23

9

6

-

-

9

7
7

-

6

6

5
4
1

3

-

3

2

5
4

a

1
1
-

6
5

8
5
3

5
4
1
7
2
5

2

1

7

_

1

-

-

-

2
2
-

2
2
-

8
6
2

5
1
4

4
3
1

5
4
1

1

-

-

-

1

40.0 133.50 119.00 100.00-171.50
40.0 136.50 120.00 97.50-176.00
39.5 126.00 119.00 106.00-155.50

-

-

-

-

7
7
-

7
?
-

160
127
33

40.0 161.00 169.00 150.00-174.00
40.0 164.00 170.50 156.00-174.50
39.0 149.00 155.00 128.00-171.00

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

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

132
54
78

39.5 116.00 108.50 99.50-127.00
40.0 109.00 108.00 100.00-119.50
39.5 121.00 114.00 99.50-138.50

_

MESSENGFRS (OFFICE BOYS AND G IR LSIMANUFACTUR1NG ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------

45
21
24

SECRETARIES ------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ---------------------

538
371
167
44

SECRETARIES, CLASS A -------------------

19

39.5 156.00 170.00 133.50-180.00

SECRETARIES, CLASS B ------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING--------------- 1
-------

111
75
36

39.5 186.50 203.00 148.50-221.00
40.0 195.00 212.50 154.00-226.00
39.0 168.00 167.50 138.00-201.50

All workers were at $70 to $75,




40.0
40.0
39.5
40.0

167.50
172.50
155.00
152.00

177.50
183.00
155.00
174.00

87.50-136.50
74.50-142.50
90.50-119.00
138.00-197.50
145.50-201.00
130.00-189.50
113.00-189.50

5
3
2

3
2
1

3
1
2

32
32

6
6

13
1
12

3
1
2

10
4
6

-

12

11
11

4

-

2

*

3

-

3
3
-

39.5 111.50 111.50
40.0 120.O 132.50
C
38.5 104.00 101.O
C

2

-

6
5

3

n

i

2
2.
1

-

1

-

1

9

1

9
“

19
16
3

25
18
7

65
56
9

3

_

-

-

1

-

1

6
3
3

2
1
1

9
2
7

7
5
2

17
5
12

21
15
6

17
8
9

12
7
5

14
4
10

6
1
5

4

2

1

3

1

3

11
8
3

4
2
2

1
1

2

2
1
1

6

45
25
20

19
12

1

9
8
1

47
22
25

“

2

3

30
22
8

*

50
37
13
2

*

19
11
8
1

6

1

1

1

8

12

7

8

5

4

6

3

8

1

5
3

-

-

*

-

16
6
10

*8
6
2

2

1

1

-

-

-

-

2

1

1

4

3
1
2

-

-

4

2

-

-

-

-

12
5

-

-

-

-

-

4
4

2
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

4

-

”
-

5

1
1

-

-

-

5

1

-

1

7

8

“

3

-

6
5
1

6
6

-

4

4

“

-

2
2

1

-

i
i

ii
ii

“

1

6

“

4

4

1
1

i
i

33
23
10

64
43
21

23
20
3

7
7
-

7

74
58
16
3

15
15

6

79
58
21
7

5

4
17
10
7

15
15

22
19
3

7
7

i
i
-

-

-

-

-

2

4

3
-

4

2

3
1

4

2
2
-

3

-

:
-

“

T a b le A -1. O ffic e occupations: W e e k ly earnings— C ontinued e e n im a e yl><8«W :®nofi»quood tsoindoaf bna le n o ia e e to i^ .S -A * ld « T
(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings 6f workers in selected occupations by industry division, Davenport-Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa— February 1973)
IUv.,
s5
JJum ber
of
workers

O c c u p a t i o n a r id ' i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n

’'A verage
w eekly

Ot
M edian *

go i

(standard

OT1

. H»
Di

*
061

M iddle ranged

C Under
i
75

75
and
under

*

*

$

100

120

130

1A0

U

_

-

on'

20

130

1AO

150

*] ..

II

105

10

. *ih\

*

-

105 i m

-aai

150

170

160

16C

-

17C

180

M
EN AND W EN COMBINED—
OM
CONTINUED
SECRETARIES - CONTINUED

i

1

E

»

€

l

~

2A3
167
76
19

AO.O
AO.O
AO.O
AO.O

SECRETARIES, CLASS D
MANUFACTURING --------NONMANUFACTURING ---PUBLIC UTILITIES -

165
117
A8
15

39.5
AO.O
39.0
AO.O

138.00 137.50 114.50-154.50
1A3.00 1A3.00 117.00-162.00
126.00 131.00 94.50-146.00
113.00 95.00 85.00-135.00

.STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL
MANUFACTURING --------NONMANUFACTURING ---PUBLIC UTILITIES -

20A

AO.O
AO.O
39.5
AO.O

1A2.00
1A6.50
135.00
158.50

7*
21

$
190.00
191.50
18A.00
185.00

1A8.50
159.00
126.50
150.00

it 0C.O t!
n 0? n s :

!o e *,**s -o e .

s

SECRETARIES* CLASS C MANUFACTURING ---- -----NONMANUFACTURING -----PUBLIC UTILITIES —

$
$
171.50-199.00
179.00-201.00
1A6.00-193.50
150.00-191.00

i 1
7

12

it
T4

11A.00-171.00
124.50-171.50
104.50-170.00
126.00-194.50

A
"

8
1

A

5

3 * 3
i
3

A

"
12

5
7_

*

1

39.5 151.00 153.00 121.50-184.50
AO.O 155.50 159.50 120.50-189.00
39.5 1AA.50 140.00 125.00-163.50

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS A -----

18

AO.O 15A.OO 165.50 134^.50-176.00

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS B ----NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------

AA
AA

A1.0
A l.O

80.00-112.00
80.00-112.00

"10
10

1A
1A,

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTSMANUFACJURING--------------;-------------

95
56
39

39.5 105.00 104.00 92.00-117.00
AO.O 110.00 107.50 100.00-118.00
39.5
98.00
99.00 85.00-11A .00

7
**7

A

2

7

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

92.00
92.00

87.00
87.00

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

19

o
O'
*

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
GENERAL --------- --------------- ---------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------

A7
35

38.5 10A.50 10A.O0
38.5 107.50 110.00

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

159

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

159
10A
55

61

* Workers were distributed as follows:
* * All workers were at $70 to $75.

S footnotes at end of tables.
ee




190

200

210

220

230

r.otJ aqijDzd

and

210

220

1A8.00 133.50 126.00-150.00

-

4 at $65 to $70; and 6 at $70 to $75.

_

-

.

?

4

7

2

20

1
1

15
5

3
id FT
17

11

ieo.cn-oov
Th QeSfi-QiA

A
A
3

t.

1
T

26

13

—. . s ■

it i i

230 over

i s f;

5

2
"1 0
1fn . ^

6
5

A
3'

■

3

2

5

6

9

2

5

5

9

ijU ’ bryi.
13

A

8
2
6

8
5
3
2

9
6
3

"12
12

31
2A
7

33
25
8

16
7
,
9“

7
3
A

5
2
3

20
1A
6

2

i

_

13
13

H

4|,< ’

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}

:
103

2

I

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I

I

i ; “■ ■

I

1<se

v ig
L

l

3

0 .0 *

29
28
1

3i»lSUT0A3i>iiAM

11

11
11
■ -

“

6
2A
A*’ 1 0
2
14

0SM M i

5
5
- „

;U

VJV

O.CF
2A
1A
10

l'2:
9
3

%

1A
10
♦
1

se.rtfiorw

3
2

3

A7
31
16
6

6A
A6
18
4

> .w

6

5« v? 2

7
2
“

18
1A
A
3

,.0 b

>;

83TU9M0C
—

9
6
3
-

2
1
1

28

7
g is m - v

(k ,

28
2A

l

'21

»
■>

*

2

2

“
,C "
:
*
_ / - it ■ ' _

\

91.00-120.00
96.00-122.50

88.00-130.50
88.00-133.00
89.00-110.00

-

1A

1 ]

20

39.5 1A3.00 1A1.50 117.50-170.00
40.0
39.0 123.50 117.00 105.50-138.00
39.5 106.00 103.00
AO.O 109.50 107.00
38.5 100.50
98.50

2A
19
5

I _ --------- A 22AJ3

i.a * : IF
;,0 * ji ?S

20

hk«. - 1

115
68
A7

NONMANUFACTURING

180 190 200
6iv«fc yiH itt
-

02*10*00 >*3M
0W 0»U H
3M

$‘
179.00
18A.50
168.00
169.00

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

lS- ,v^:

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of—

W eekly earnings 1
(standard)
5 • — *....... V

oroii -3

8

ijftf i
10
8
2

—

10
10

_

... i

3

1A
14
“

6_
rawT;I ■; W N
• f ".'^Cdvn'A '">VX:

3

■

u* - t.Ud

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; _
_

•'

1
2
_ _ X ___

’i-.min3.ntJi--

Si
-

1

.

-

2

A

JO
"
4
35
21
19
2 ••••)> 6
~
, veiC ■ " A •uttrcrtiaib a

AR0

10
T a b le A - 2 . P r o fe s s io n a l an d te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s : W e e k ly e a rn in g s
(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings of workers in selected occupations by industry division. Davenport—
Rock Island-Moline. Iowa—1 .. February 1973)
11
W eekly earnings
(standard)

Occupation and industry division

Num ber
workers

1

N u m b e r of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnirlgp of—

S

A verage
w eekly
hours1
(stan dard

M ean 1

M edian

£

M iddle ranged

«
$10

110
and
under

*

t

120

130

»

140

$

150

$

160

t

170

1

180

»

190

$

200

t

210

i

220

*

230

*

s
240

250

*

260

t

270

S

280

*

290

S

300

and

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

-

-

3

5
4

4
4

260

over

270

280

290

5
5

1

•

-

-

-

-

-

-

2
2

2
2

4
2

*7
7

9

1
1

_

300

MEN AND WOMEN COMBINED

$

$

$

$

COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLASS A ---MANUFACTURING -----------------

31
25

40.0 221.50 230.00 192.50-248.50
40.0 221.50 231.50 187.50-249.00

“

*

-

“

1
1

2
2

-

1
1

2

2
1

1
1

1
1

5
3

COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLASS B ---MANUFACTURING ----------------NO NMANUFACTURING -------------

75
49
26

39.5 179.00 185.00 155.00-207.50
40.0 179.50 188.50 155.00-208.50
39.0 178.00 174.50 154.50-205.50

2
2
*

5
5
“

_
*

3
1
2

7
4
3

4
4

3
3

8
2
6

9
9
-

6
3
3

15
11
4

8
5
3

5
4
1

1

-

3

2

2

2

*

2

-

1

_

1

1

_

5
1

6
3

2
2

1
*

6
6

3
3
*

2
2
“

4
4
*

4
2
2

1
1

1
1

-

-

-

3
3

COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLASS C ----

16

39.5 149.50 147.50 131.00-169.00

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS, CLASS A --------------MANUFACTURING -----------------

45
33

40.0 254.50 256.00 217.50-287.50
40.0 267.50 261.50 242.50-297.50

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS, CLASS B --------------MANUFACTURING ----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------

72
48
24

39.5 204.00 199.50 163.00-242.00
40.0 221.50 217.50 184.00-262.00
39.0 169.00 161.50 154.00-174.00

*

*

“
“

*

2
2

9
9

15
8
7

2
1
1

5
4
1

4
3
1

7
6
1

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS, CLASS C ---------------

28

39.5 144.00 132.50 120.00-183.00

1

6

7

1

5

*

-

-

4

1

_

_
*

_

_

2

1

-

3

_

•

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS,
BUSINESS, CLASS B --------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------ ----------

40
36

40.0 277.00 287.50 241.00— 320.501
40.0 279.50 299.00 241.00-321.50j

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

43
35

40.0 205.50 199.50 185.00-222.00
40.0 208.50 211.00 185.00-224.00

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

127
127

40.0 177.50 172.00 159.00-199.00
40.0 177.50 172.00 159.00-199.00

*
•
*
.
-

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

65
50

40.0 134.00 130.00 125.00-143.00
40.0 134.00 132.50 125.50-142.00

6
5

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

33
33

40.0 184.00 188.50 162.50-209.00
40.0 184.00 188.50 162.50-209.00

•
*




2

“

1
1

1
1

3
3

1
1

_
*

1
1

11
8

11
8

2

-

6
6

9

30
30

18
18

18
18

15
15

7
7

13
13

10
10

4
4

2

*

2
2

2
2

1
1

3
3

6
6

3
3

5
5

6
6

1
1

*
.
*

.

8
8
8

-

-

*

*

1
1

*
_
-

4
4

23
14

13
13

7

5
3

•

2
2

2
2

2
2

2
2

-

* Workers were distributed as follows: 3 at $300 to $320; and 4 at $320 to $340.
* * Workers were distributed as follows: 7 at $300 to $320; 9 at $320 to $340; and 1 at $340 to $360.
See footnotes at end of tables.

-

4

4

4

4

3

2
2

3

9

-

9

_
-

3
3
3
3

-

4

2

3

3

3

_
-

•
-

-

_
-

_
-

**17
17

-

T a b l e A - 3 . O f fic e , p ro fe s s io n a l, a n d te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s : A v e r a g e w e e k ly e a rn in g s , b y s e x
(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings of workers in selected occupations by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa— February 1973)
111.,
N um ber
of

W eekly
hours *
(standard )

W eekly
e arn in g s1
(standard )

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - MEN

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

41

4 0 .0

$
1 9 0 .5 0

37

4 0 .0

I

1 9 2 .0 0

54

*
O
o

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A —
MA NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------

1 5 0 .0 0

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - WOMEN
BO OK KE EPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A -------------------------

Sex, occupation, and industry division

3 8 .5

1 3 2 .0 0

BO OK KEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B -----------------------NONMAN UF AC TU RI NG -----------

40
30

3 9 .5
3 9 .5

9 7 .5 0
9 7 .0 0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A —
MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------NONMAN UF AC TU RI NG ----------PUBLIC UTILITIES ---------

173
94
79
26

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

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

4 0 .0

1 7 1 .5 0

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

274

CLERKS, FILE, CLASS B --------MA NU FACTURING --------------NONMANUF AC TU RI NG ------------

66

112
162

16
50

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

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

3 9 .0
4 0 .0

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

3 8 .5

N um ber
of

Weekly
houn *
(standard)

W eekly
earnings1
(standard)

SECRETARIES --------------------MA NUFACTURING --------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG -----------PUBLIC UTILITIES ---------

538

$

371

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

167

3 9 .5

46

4 0 .0

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

19

3 9 .5

1 5 6 .0 0

SECRETARIES, CLASS B -------------MANUFACTURING --------------------NO NM ANUFACTURING -----------------

111

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

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

3 9 .0

1 6 8 .0 0

SECRETARIES, CLASS C -------------MA NUFACTURING --------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------- ------PUBLIC UTILITIES ---------------

243
167
76
19

4 0 .0

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

SECRETARIES, CLASS D --------MA NUFACTURING ----------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ------------PUBLIC UTILITIES -----------

165
117

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

1 3 8 .0 0

48

3 9 .0
4 0 .0

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

4
4
3
4

.0
.0
.5
.0

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

68

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

47

3 9 .5

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

75
36

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

1 4 3 .0 0

9 9 .0 0

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

15

3 8 .0

8 5 .0 0

CLERKS, OROER -------------------

31

4 0 .0

15

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL -----MA NUFACTURING ------------NONMANUF AC TU RI NG --------PUBLIC UTILITIES -------

203
129
74

STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR --------------MA NUFACTURING --------------------NONMANUF AC TU RI NG -----------------

115

21

0
0
9
0

1 2 2 .0 0

89
64
25

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

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A MANUFACTURING --------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ------------

159
126
33

3 9 .0

KE YPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B MA NUFACTURING --------------NONMAN UF AC TU RI NG ------------

131
54

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

77

3 9 .5

MESSENGERS (OFFICE GIRLS) ----MA NU FA CT UR IN G --------------NONMAN UF AC TU RI NG ------------

34

3 9 .0
4 0 .0

See footnote at end of tables




15
19

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

3 8 .5

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

18

SW ITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS B
N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---- -— - — ----SW ITCHBOARD OPER AT OR -R EC EP TI ON IS TS MA NUFACTURING --------------------NONM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------TR AN SC RI BI NG -M AC HI NE OPERATORS,
G E N E R A L -----------------------------NONMAN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------TYPISTS, CLASS A MA NU FA CT UR IN G -NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG

o
o

CLERKS, PAYROLL ---------------MA NUFACTURING --------------NO NM AN UF AC TU RI NG ------------

SW ITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS A

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Num ber
of
w orkers

W eekly
standard)

W eekly
e arn in gs1
(standard)

OFFICE OC CUPATIONS WOMEN— CONTINUEO

OFFICE OC CUPATIONS WOMEN— CONTINUEO

SECRETARIES, CLASS A
26

A verage

Average

A ve rage

Sex, occupation, and industry division

4 1 .0
4 1 .0

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

$
158

1 0 6 .0 0

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

1 0 9 .0 0

3 8 .5

1 0 0 .5 0

29

4 0 .0

25

4 0 .0

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

62

103
55

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - MEN
COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLASS A -------MA NU FACTURING --------------------COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLASS B -------MA NU FACTURING --------------------N O NM AN UF AC TU RI NG -----------------

41
21

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

1 8 7 .0 0
1 8 7 .5 0
1 8 6 .0 0

CO MPUTER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS, CLASS A -----------------MANUFA CT UR IN G ---------------------

40
30

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

2 5 5 .0 0

60

4 0 .0

2 1 0 .5 0

45
15

4 0 .0
3 9 .0

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

39

4 0 .0

36

4 0 .0

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

CO MPUTER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS, CLASS B ----------- r ----MANUFA CT UR IN G --------------------NONM AN UF AC TU RI NG ----------------CO MPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS,
BUSINESS, CLASS B -----------------MANUFA CT UR IN G ---------------------

2 6 4 .5 0

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS A -----------------MA NU FACTURING ---------------------

42

4 0 .0

2 0 6 .0 0

35

4 0 .0

2 0 8 .5 0

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS B -----------------MA NU FACTURING ---------------------

126
126

4 0 .0

1 7 7 .5 0

4 0 .0

1 7 7 .5 0

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS C -----------------MANUFA CT UR IN G ---------------------

62
49

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

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

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

95

3 9 .5

56
39

4 0 .0
3 9 .5

47
35

3 8 .5
3 8 .5

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

159
98
61

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

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

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

PROFESSIONAL ANO TECHNTCAL
OCCUPATIONS - WOMEN

1 2 3 .5 0

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS, CLASS C -----------------NURSES, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED) --MA NU FA CT UR IN G ---------------------

19

3 9 .5

1 3 3 .5 0

33

4 0 .0

1 8 4 .0 0

33

4 0 .0

1 8 4 .0 0

12

OC
Table A-4. Maintenance and poWerplant occupations: Hourly earningsac!U O !

t x u .€*A s ■1 s
'. is

fcns .lanoiaaeloic

0 9 i

(Average straight-time hourly earnings of workers in selected joccupations by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Mdiine; Iowa—
111., February 1973)

.

w

I " c /s iv

Number
of

Sex, occupation, and industry divisioi

1 **

Mean 2

Median2

Middle range 2

3 3 1 -M i

.. .__

OO.dOSj 2,PE j821
50.PO

0 HEN

oc.oo.; ?.a£ lea
CARPENTERS, MAINTENANCE
MANUFACTURING -------

70
390

ELECTRICIANS, MAINTENANCE
MANUFACTURING ---------!. IS
ENGINEERS, STATIONARY ---MANUFACTURING ----------

A

366
60
68

FIREMEN, STATIONARY BOILER
MANUFACTURING -----------

62
62

ifjA R U V
■ 37! I
$
$
5 .2 1
5 .5 3
5 .5 4
5 . 32

3 .4 0

3 .5 0

*

1

i

i

5

s

3 .8 0

i

3 .6 0 3 .7 0

3 .9 0

6 .0 0

6 .1 0

6 .2 0

3 ... 5 0 , 3^.6 0

3 .7 0

3 .8 0

d
..
i
,S T l

5 .7 0 5 .7 2 -

6 . 05
6 . 05

5 .8 2
5 .8 5

5 .3 6 -

5 .9 0

5 .6 7 -

5. 96

2

HELPERS, MAINTENANCE TRADES ----MANUFACTURING ---------------; -

71
66

4 .4 8
4 .3 2

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS, TOOLROOM
MANUFACTURING ------------------

265
265

5 .4 5
5 .4 5

5 .5 9
5 .5 9

MACHINISTS, MAINTENANCE ---------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------- -

173
171

5 .4 7
5 .4 7

5 . 85
5 . 85

5 .5 7

5 .5 2 -

5 .5 7

5 .5 2 -

5 . 86
5 . 86

? 3 T U 4 «0 3 j

c

218
122
96
81

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

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

4
4
4
4

MECHANICS, MAINTENANCE
MANUFACTURING

653
664

5 .4 6
5 .4 6

5 .5 8
5 .5 8

5 .5 0 5 .5 1 -

5 . 89
5. 89

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

107
107

5 .6 6
5 .6 6

5 .8 9

5 .3 9 5 .3 9 -

5 .9 6
5 . 96

5 .8 9

.8
.8
.7
.7

1
8
6
4

-

5.
5.
5.
6.

83
58
89
00

30
26
itV -Q -s T

4 .7 8
5 .0 2

5 .0 3
5 .0 6

4 .8 3 4 .8 7 -

166
166

5 .5 5

5 .5 9

5 .5 5

5 .5 9

306
'

6 .1 4

6 .2 4

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

S

5 .2 0

5 .6 0

6 .8 0

_

5 .0 0

_

5 .2 0

....... ..

* All workers were at $6.40 to $6.60.

See footnotes at end of tables.




**'

,T “

-

5 .8 0

_

5 .8 0

i

6 .0 0

_

6 .0 0

*

6 .2 0

6 .6 0

-

and
over

6 .2 0

6 .6 0

100

10

30

1

-

, 0 / 1 Ti-

2
1

22
22

1
-

1

-

ft
14

r

6
6

-

13
13

-

11
11

I

_

16
6
1 6 ------ V

-

“
-

35
35

5
5

-

“

2
2

6
6

-

-

3

_

_

-

"

3

“

“

■

*

A

7■
7

18
18

27
27

10
10

22

-

-

_

-

9
9

168
128
9
9

2

RUT3A
-

.p r

”

31
31

52
52

4
4

-

”

22
-

-

_

-

-

104
104

10
10

5
5

37
36

8
a

19
19

; r;

7
~

13
13

13
13

80
80

1

-

, * it
-

15
15
_

-

? ?Ajr

_

1

-

5 .5 3 -

5. 86

5 .5 3 -

5 . 86

-

6 .1 4 ■
t

6 . 43

1

5

•

i

i

1
1
:7

_

380 i » S -_

c

_
•±

6
6

6
6

35

3

31
31

157
168

PIF
I
_

20
20

3
-

7
7

OR A O iU jT .

11
11

121
121

54
54

3
3

6
6

5
5

58
58

4
4

1
1

5

5

_

1

iG.PE
6

" -

i
■ |

_

5 .6 0

-

fl

-

' —

5 . 28
5. 30

I R U I 3 A 3 U / IA *

5 .6 0

A 22A J0

-

1

4

6

-

1

_

4

, s s i;

- , ••A.L.
■ - Diilfl'JTOATiivlA
91 I RUTDAdUHAM
HO

8

-

8

8

72

19

53

2

8

-

• I03f

1 ------$----- 1
_

5 .6 0

i 10.08
S i 0.07

2

JT A P79 0

PAINTERS, MAINTENANCE
MANUFACTURING -----

$

5 .0 0

_

6 .6 0

“

-

i

_

4 ,3 0 .4 .4 0 ,

12

12
- OKI UT3A3

2
2

3
3

1

-

; V6I

5 . 52
5 . 52

5 .1 0 5 .1 0 -

"T 8 Y 2

,2 t2 Y

4 .6 5 4 .6 5 -

7 r ? ? : * K n 'v
4 .1 6 - 4 . 49
4 .1 4 - 4 . 47
■
„

4 ,2 0

t
6 .8 0

1

2

-

4 .9 8
4 .9 8

]*■
+

—

; *H»T
5 .1 4
5 .1 4

’ ! 1>;li

6 .1 0

* --------6 .6 0 6 . 60

— SHIRUTDAHUMAMMOM
23STIJSTU 0JJSU«

IT6I

“
-

5 .4 8
5 .6 6

6 .0 0

...--------- c.^3>iUT3A3oMAM

i.e e i
u ser
$
5. 60
41
5. 60 i ,

5 .7 8
5 .7 9

3 .9 0

-------------— —

$
4 .7 9 5 .0 4 -

ft

*
6 .3 0

l|(»

and
under

5 .7 2
5 *7 4

V' . 1
4 .4 3
4 .4 2

MECHANICS, AUTOMOTIVE
(MAINTENANCE! --------------------MANUFACtURING -----------------NO NMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------

T ---- 1

*
.
3 .2 0

3 .3 0

2 2 A J 3 ,2 T £ »Y T T
. 0
’ H J T 3 4 1UMAM

-«

te n

Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings o:

**««

Hourly earnings3

j

72

19

53

2

2
2

10
10

2
2

14

14

78
78

78

*1 0 2

78

102

13
T a b le A - 5 . C u s to d ia l and m a te ria l m o v e m e n t o c c u p a tio n s : H o u rly e a rn in g s
(Average straignt-time hourly earnings of workers in selected occupations by industry division, Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa— February 1973)
111.,
N u m b e r of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—

Hourly earnings *

Sex, occupation, and industry division

---- i------i ------ 1-----i------i

Number
of

t

1.60 1.80 2.00 2.20 2.60 2.60

*

and
under

_

_

_

_

_

i

i

»

_

_

_

5

i

_

2.80 3.00 3.20

_

*

3.60 3.60

*

*

i

*

*

_

_

1.80 2.00 2.20 2.60 2.60 2.80 3.00 3.20 3.60 3.60 3.80 6.00 6.20

_

_

_

*

*

*

*

_

3.80 6.00 6.20 6.60 6.60 6.80
_

_

_

_

*

5.00 5.20 5.60 5.60

*

5.80 6.00

_

and

6.60 6.60 6.80 5.00 5.20 5.60 5.60 5.80 6.00 o v e r

HEN
JANITORS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS --MANUFACTURING --------------------NONMANUFACTURING ----------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ---------------

555
375
180
32

3.61
3.80
2.59
3.62

3.68
6.05
2.35
3.72

$
2.663.231.983.55-

LABORERS, MATERIAL HANDLING
MANUFACTURING -----------NONMANUFACTURING --------

667
661
186

6.19
6.07
6.67

6.63
6.61
6.56

3.58- 6.56
3.59- 6.68
3.30- 5.92

ORDER
FILLERS MANUFACTURING

229
121

6.06
3.93

6.99
3.59

3.58- 6.56
3.35- 6.62

PACKERS, SHIPPING
MANUFACTURING ■

166
165

6.31
6.32

6.66
6.66

RECEIVING CLERKS MANUFACTURING —
NONMANUFACTURING

78
23
55

3.99
6.11
3.96

SHIPPING CLERKS --MANUFACTURING —
NONMANUFACTURING

56
37
19

SHIPPING AN0 RECEIVING CLERKS
MANUFACTURING --------------

$

TRUCKDRIVERS -------MANUFACTURING ---NONMANUFACTURING —
PUBLIC UTILITIES
TRUCKDRIVERS, LIGHT (UNDER
1-1/2 TONS) --------------TRUCKDRIVERS, MEDIUM (1-1/2 TO
AND INCLUDING 6 TONS) ----------MANUFACTURING -------------------NONMANUFACTURING ----------------TRUCKDRIVERS, HEAVY (OVER 6 TONS,
TRAILER TYPE) -------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------NONMANUFACTURING ----------------TRUCKERS, POWER (FORKLIFT)
MANUFACTURING ---------TRUCKERS, POWER (OTHER THAN
FORKLIFT) ------------------MANUFACTURING ------------

$

$
6.36
6.39
3.32
3.80

23
2
21
1

19
2
17

36
6
30
”

27
17
10

21
12
9
*

27
18
9
“

36
26
10
5

57
66
11
“

12
6
8
5

29
13
16
16

37
32
5
4

17
16
1
1

102
97
5
1

83
82
1
1

2
2
*

32
1
31

10
4
6

7
7
-

12
6
8

3
2
1

26
26

63
63

11
9
2

6
6

61
59
2

10
8
2

36
29
5

282
226
56

9
9
-

-

3
3
-

6
6

1
1

-

-

3
3

26

“

10
9

-

"

66
17

6
6

58
4

21
21

4
4

-

-

3.60- 6.66
3.65- 6.65

_

-

-

1

-

_

2
2

3
3

67
67

66
66

3
3

4
4

6.18
6.61
6.17

3.56- 6.55
3.59- 6.69
3.39- 6.56

-

-

-

_

-

-

-

26
8
18

1

-

-

7

1

6
3
3

2
1
1

6.08
6.26
3.77

6.13
6.18
3.17

3.68- 6.69
3.98- 6.65
3.08- 5.05

.

60
35

3.86
3.91

3.83
3.83

3.62- 6.09
3.65- 6.05

•

586
172
616
193

6.82
6.51
6.95
5.86

6.79
6.79
5.92

6.663.916.715.77-

5.77
5.06
5.92
5.96

50

2 .8 6

2.65

2.18- 3.78

6 .8 6

15

3.90
3.69
6.18

3.68
3.68
3.69

3.68- 6.63
3.55- 6.08
3.65- 6.77

289
38
251

6.98
6.12
5.11

6.77
3.88
6.78

6.62
6.61

6.62
6.63

6.21- 6.70
6.20- 6.70

57
53

6.76
6.76

6.66
6.65

2.76
3.29
2.27

2.52
3.29
2.25

2 .2 2 - 3.27
2.63- 6.36
1.89- 2.67

-

-

-

-

-

_

*

6
6

5
1
6

_

_

-

-

_

.

-

12

35
20

_

21
21

21
21

“

9
9

27
27

2
2

-

4
4

13
5
8

3
2
1

3
3
-

-

-

-

6

10
10

12
12

5
3
2

1
1

1
1

65
32
13

10
5
5

11
5
6

13
13
-

6

7
1
6

8

-

12

2

-

1

-

-

6

-

3

-

-

3
3
*

_

_

6

“

-

-

-

*

-

“

1
1

6
5
1

18
18

2
2
"
"

2
2
*

”

-

11
5
6

2
2

3
3

6
•

6
-

-

-

*

“

2
2

6
6

•

*

2
2

2
2

18
18

56
51
3
3

70
70

3
3
_

116
116
2
2

See footnotes at end of tables.




8
1
7

22

1

21

1

-

1

27
13
16

17
10
7

5
5

16
16

6
5
1

12
12

2

2

1

1

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6
6

-

-

6
6

_

-

-

8

-

6

-

-

18
18
*

8
8

_

-

-

176
22
152
3

-

4
3

-

-

“

-

10
10

160
160

"
«

8

7
2
5

2
2

151
4
167

8
8

71
30

662
660

1
1

7
3

61
61

12

-

2

-

-

73
73
*

-

-

“

-

-

-

-

-

“

64
66
66

126
126
126

“

-

-

-

-

~

2
2

~

64

32

_

1
1
“

12

-

-

-

_

-

6

-

10
10

-

2

“

1

3
3

_

-

-

-

-

4
3

_

*

_

i
-

-

-

7
7

2

6
6

12

_

_

2
2

-

-

1
~

1
1

2
2

-

-

1
-

4
4
-

-

_

-

74
i
73

_

_

6
2
4

-

_
-

-

6
4
-

-

_
-

-

1
1
-

-

“

_
-

-

3
3
-

-

~

-

_
-

7
7
“

-

-

WOMEN
JANITORS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS
MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------

-

7

6

5
6

6.61- 6.68
6.61- 6.68

135
65
70

-

6.72- 5.76
3.68- 6.93
6.73- 5.75

1,163
1,097

31
6
27
-

_

_

-

-

-

*

-

_

3
3
"

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

66

32

-

1
1

1
1

3
3

2
2

_

*

9
9

_

_

_
“

4
6

"

14

Footnotes

1 S t a n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t the w o r k w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p 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
a t r e g u l a r a n d / o r p r e m i u m r a t e s ) , a n d the e a r n i n g s c o r r e s p o n d to t h e s e w e e k l y h o u r s .
2 T h e m e a n i s c o m p u t e d f o r e a c h j o b by t o t a l i n g the e a r n i n g s o f a l l w o r k e r s a n d d i v i d i n g b y th e n u m b e r o f w o r k e r s ,
The m e d ian
d e s i g n a t e s p o s i t i o n — h a l f of th e e m p l o y e e s s u r v e y e d r e c e i v e m o r e t h a n the r a t e sh o w n ; h a l f r e c e i v e l e s s t h a n the r a t e show n ,
The m id d le
r a n g e i s d e f i n e d b y 2 r a t e s o f p a y ; a f o u r t h o f the w o r k e r s e a r n l e s s th a n the l o w e r o f t h e s e r a t e s a n d a f o u r t h e a r n m o r e t h a n the h i g h e r r a t e .
3 E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e an d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , an d l a t e s h i f t s .




Appendix. Occupational Descriptions
The prim ary purpose of preparing job descriptions for the B u reau 's wage surveys is to a s s is t its field staff in classify in g into appropriate
occupations w orkers who are employed under a variety of payroll title s and different work arrangem ents from establishm ent to establishm ent and
from a re a to a re a . This perm its the grouping of occupational wage rate s representing com parable job content. B ecau se of this em phasis on
interestablishm ent and in terare a com parability of occupational content, the B u reau 's job descriptions m ay differ significantly from those in use in
individual establishm ents or those prepared for other p urp oses. In applying these job d escrip tion s, the B u reau 's field econom ists are instructed
to exclude working su p e rv iso rs; apprentices; le arn e rs; beginners; train e es; and handicapped, p art-tim e, tem porary, and probationary w orkers.

OFFICE
C LER K, ACCOUNTING— Continued

B IL L E R , MACHINE
P re p a re s statem ents, b ills, and invoices on a machine other than an ordinary or electrom atic typew riter. May also keep reco rd s as to billings or shipping charges or perform other
c le rical work incidental to billing operations. F o r wage study p u rp oses, b ille rs, m achine, are
cla ssifie d by type of m achine, as follows:

P osition s a re c la ssifie d into levels on the b a sis of the following definitions.
C la ss A . Under general supervision, p erform s accounting c le ric a l operations which
require the application of experience and judgment, for exam ple, cle rically p rocessin g com ­
plicated or nonrepetitive accounting tran saction s, selecting among a substantial variety of
p rescrib e d accounting codes and c la ssifica tio n s, or tracin g tran saction s through previous
accounting actions to determ ine source of d iscre p an cies. May be a ssiste d by one or m ore
c la s s B accounting cle rk s.
C la ss B . Under close supervision, following detailed instructions and standardized pro­
cedu res, p erform s one or m ore routine accounting c le rical operations, such as posting to
le d g e rs, c a rd s, or w orksheets where identification of item s and locations of postings are
cle arly indicated; checking accu racy and com pleteness of standardized and repetitive record s
or accounting documents; and coding documents using a few p rescrib e d accounting codes.

B iller, machine (billing m achine). U ses a sp ecial billing machine (combination typing
and adding machine) to prepare bills and invoices from cu sto m ers' purchase o rd e rs, in ter­
nally prepared o rd e rs, shipping m em orandum s, etc. U sually involves application of p re ­
determined discounts and shipping charges and entry of n ec e ssa ry extensions, which m ay or
m ay not be computed on the billing machine, and totals which are'Autom atically accum ulated
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 ille r, machine (bookkeeping m achine). U ses a bookkeeping machine (with or without
a typew riter keyboard) to prepare c u sto m ers1 bills as part of the accounts receivable op era­
tion. Generally involves the simultaneous entry of figu res on c u sto m e rs’ ledger record. The
machine autom atically accum ulates figu res on a number of v ertical columns and computes
and usually prints autom atically the debit or credit balan ces. Does not involve a knowl­
edge of bookkeeping. Works from uniform and standard types of sale s and credit slip s.
BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR
O perates a bookkeeping machine (with or without a typew riter keyboard) to keep a record
of bu sin ess tran sactio n s.
C la ss A. Keeps a set of records requiring a knowledge of and experience in basic
bookkeeping p rin cip les, and fam iliarity with the structure of the particular accounting system
used. Determ ines proper reco rd s and distribution of debit and credit item s to be used in each
phase of the work. May p rep are consolidated rep o rts, balance sheets, and other record s
by hand.
C la ss B. Keeps a record of one or m ore phases or sections of a set of record s usually
requiring little knowledge of basic bookkeeping. P h ases or sections include accounts payable,
payroll, custo m ers' accounts (not including a sim ple type of billing described under biller,
machine), cost distribution, expense distribution, inventory control, etc. May check or a s s is t
in preparation of trial balances and prepare control sheets for the accounting departm ent.
C LER K, ACCOUNTING
P erfo rm s one or m ore accounting c le ric al task s such as posting to r e g iste rs and le d g e rs;
reconciling bank accounts; verifying the internal consistency, com pleteness, and m athem atical
accu racy of accounting documents; assignin g p rescribed accounting distribution codes; examining
and verifying for c le ric al accuracy various types of rep o rts, lis t s , calculations, posting, etc.;
or preparing sim ple or a ssistin g in preparing m ore com plicated journal vouchers. May work
in either a manual or automated accounting system .
The work req u ires a knowledge of c le ric al methods and office p ractices and procedures
which relate s to the c le ric al p ro cessin g and recording of tran saction s and accounting information.
With experience, the worker typically becom es fam iliar with the bookkeeping and accounting term s
and procedures used in the assign ed work, but is not required to have a knowledge of the form al
principles of bookkeeping and accounting.




C LE R K , F IL E
F ile s , c la s s ifie s , and retrieves m aterial in an established filing system . May perform
cle ric al and manual task s required to m aintain file s. Positions are c la ssifie d into levels on the
b a sis of the following definitions.
C la ss A . C la s sifie s and indexes file m ate rial such a s correspondence, rep orts, tech­
nical docum ents, e tc., in an established filing system containing a number of varied subject
m atter file s. May also file this m ate rial. May keep record s of various types in conjunction
with the file s. May lead a sm all group of lower level file c le rk s.
C la ss B . S o rts, codes, and file s un classified m aterial by sim ple (subject m atter) head­
ings or partly c la ssifie d m ate rial by filler subheadings. P re p a re s sim ple related index and
c r o ss-re fe re n c e aid s. ’ As requested, locates cle arly identified m aterial in files and fo r ­
w ards m ate rial. May perform related cle ric al task s required to m aintain and service file s.
C la ss C . P erfo rm s routine filing of m ate rial that has already been cla ssifie d or which
is e asily c la ssifie d in a sim ple se r ia l classificatio n system (e.g., alphabetical, chronological,
or num erical). As requested, locates readily available m aterial in file s and forw ards m a ­
te ria l; and m ay fill out withdrawal charge. May perform sim ple c le ric a l and manual task s
required to m aintain and serv ice file s.
C LER K , ORDER
R eceives cu stom ers' ord e rs for m ate rial or m erchandise by m ail, phone, or personally.
Duties involve any combination of the following: Quoting p rice s to custom ers; making out an order
sheet listing the item s to m ake up the o rder; checking p rice s and quantities of item s on order
sheet; and distributing order sheets to resp ective departm ents to be filled. May check with credit
departm ent to determ ine credit rating of custom er, acknowledge receipt of ord e rs from custom ers,
follow up ord e rs to see that they have been filled, keep file of ord ers received, and check shipping
invoices with original o rd e rs.
C LE R K , PAYROLL
Computes wages of company em ployees and enters the n ece ssa ry data on the payroll
sheets. Duties involve: Calculating w ork ers' earnings based on tim e or production reco rd s; and
posting calculated data on payroll sheet, showing information such a s w ork er's nam e, working
days, tim e, rate, deductions for in suran ce, and total wages due. May make out paychecks and
a s s is t paym aster in making up and distributing pay envelopes. May use a calculating machine.

NOTE: The Bureau has discontinued collecting data for com ptom eter op erators.

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KEYPUNCH OPERATOR

SECRETARY— Continued

O perates a keypunch m achine to reco rd or verify alphabetic and/or num eric data on
tabulating ca rd s o r on tape.

NOTE: The term "corp orate officer, " used in the level definitions following, re fe r s to
those officials who have a significant corporate-w ide policymaking role with regard to m ajor
company a ctiv ities. The title "v ice p re sid e n t," though norm ally indicative of this role, does not
in all cases'id en tify such positions. Vice p residen ts whose p rim ary respon sibility is to act p e r­
sonally on individual c a se s or tran saction s (e.g ., approve or deny individual loan or cred it actions;
adm in ister individual tru st accounts; directly sup ervise a c le ric a l staff) a re not considered to be
"corp orate o ffic e rs" for p urp oses of applying the following level definitions.

P ositions are c la ssifie d into lev els on the b a sis of the following definitions.
C la ss A . Work req u ires the application of experience and judgment in selectin g p ro ce ­
dures to be followed and in searching fo r, interpreting, selecting, or coding item s to be
keypunched from a variety of so urce docum ents. On occasion may a lso perform some routine
keypunch work. May train inexperienced keypunch op erators.
C la ss B . Work is routine and rep etitive. Under clo se supervision or following specific
proced ures or in struction s, works from v ario u s standardized source documents which have
been coded, and follows specified procedures which have been p rescrib e d in detail and require
little or no selectin g, coding, or interpreting of data to be recorded. R e fe rs to su p erv iso r
problem s a risin g from erroneous item s or codes or m issin g inform ation.
MESSENGER (Office Boy o r G irl)
P erfo rm s variou s routine duties such a s running e rran d s, operating m inor office m a ­
chines such a s s e a le r s or m a ile r s , opening and d istributing m ail, and other m inor c le ric a l work.
Exclude positions that require operation of a m otor vehicle as a significant duty.
SECRETARY
A ssigned a s p erso n al se c re ta ry , norm ally to one individual. Maintains a close and highly
respon sive relationship to the day-to-day work of the su p e rv iso r. Works fairly independently r e ­
ceiving a minimum of detailed supervision and guidance. P erform s varied c le ric a l and s e c r e ta r ia l
duties, usually including m o st of the following:
a. R eceives telephone c a lls , p erson al c a lle r s , and incoming m ail, answ ers routine
in q uires, and routes technical in quiries to the proper person s;
b.

E sta b lish e s, m ain tain s, and r e v ise s the su p e rv iso r's files;

c.

M aintains the su p e rv iso r's calendar and m akes appointments as instructed;

d.

R elays m e ssa g e s from su p e rv iso r to subordinates;

e. Reviews correspondence, m em orandum s, and reports prepared by others for the
su p e rv iso r's signature to a ssu r e procedural and typographic accuracy;
f.

P erfo rm s stenographic and typing work.

May a lso perform other c le r ic a l and s e c r e ta r ia l ta sk s of com parable nature and difficulty.
The work typically req u ires knowledge of office routine and understanding of the organization,
p ro g ra m s, and procedures related to the work of the su p e rv iso r.
Exc lusions
Not a ll positions that are titled "s e c re ta r y " p o s s e s s the above c h a ra c te ristic s. Exam ples
of positions which are excluded from the definition are a s follows:
a.

P osition s which do not m eet the "p e rso n a l" secre tary concept d escribed above;

b.

Stenographers not fully train ed in s e c r e ta r ia l type duties;

c. Stenographers servin g a s office a ss is ta n ts to a group of p ro fessio n al, technical, or
m an agerial p erso n s;
d. S ec re ta ry positions in which the duties a re either substantially m ore routine or
'substantially m ore com plex and resp on sible than those ch aracterized in the definition;
e. A ssista n t type positions which involve m ore difficult o r m ore respon sible tech­
n ical, adm in istrativ e, sup erv iso ry , or sp ecialized c le ric a l duties which are not typical of
s e c r e ta r ia l work.




G la ss A
1. S ecre ta ry to the chairm an of the board or president of a company that em ploys, in
a ll, over 100 but fewer than 5,000 p e rso n s; or
2. S ecre ta ry to a corporate officer (other than the chairm an of the board or president)
of a company that em ploys, in all, over 5,000 but fewer than 25,000 p e rso n s; or
3. S ecre ta ry to the head, im m ediately below the corporate officer level, of a m ajor
segm ent or su b sid iary of a company that em ploys, in a ll, over 25,000 p e rso n s.
C la ss B
1. S ecre tary to the chairm an of the board or presiden t of a company that em ploys, in
a ll, fewer than 100 p e rso n s; or
2. S ecre tary to a corporate officer (other than the chairm an of the board or president)
of a company that em ploys, in a ll, over 100 but fewer than 5,000 p e rso n s; or
3. S ecre tary to the head, im m ediately below the officer lev el, over either a m ajor
corporate-w ide functional activity (e.g ., m arketing, re se a rc h , operations, in dustrial relations, etc.) or~a m ajo r geographic or organizational segm ent (e.g ., a regional head quarters;
a m ajor division) of a company that em ploys, in a ll, over 5,000 but fewer than 25,000
em ployees; or
4. S ecre tary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc. (or other equivalent level
of official) that em ploys, in a ll, over 5,000 p e rso n s; or
5. S ecre tary to the head of a la rge and im portant organizational segm ent (e.g ., a middle
m anagem ent su p e rv iso r of an organizational segm ent often involving a s many a s sev e ral
hundred p erson s) or a company that em ploys, in a ll, over 25,000 p e rso n s.
C la ss C
1. S ecre tary to an executive or m an agerial person whose respon sibility is not equivalent
to one of the sp ecific level situations in the definition for c la ss B , but whose organizational
unit norm ally num bers at le a st sev e ral dozen em ployees and is usually divided into o rg an iza­
tional segm ents which a re often, in turn, further subdivided. In some com panies, this level
includes a wide range of organizational echelons; in oth ers, only one or two; o r
2. S ecre ta ry to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc. (or other equivalent level
of official) that em ploys, in a ll, fewer than 5,000 p e rso n s.
C la ss D
1. S ecre ta ry to the su p e rv iso r or head of a sm all organizational unit (e.g ., fewer than
about 25 or 30 p erso n s); m:
2. S ecre tary to a n onsupervisory staff sp e c ia list, p rofession al employee, a d m in istra­
tive o fficer, or a ssista n t, skilled technician o r expert. (NOTE: Many com panies assig n
sten ograp h ers, rath er than se c r e ta r ie s as d escribed above, to this level of su p ervisory or
nonsupervisory w orker.)
STENOGRAPHER
P rim ary duty is to take dictation using shorthand, and to tran scrib e the dictation. May
a lso type from written copy. May operate from a stenographic pool. May occasion ally tran scrib e
from voice recordings (if p rim ary duty is tran scrib in g from reco rd in g s, see Transcribing-M achine
O perator, G eneral).
NO TE: This job is distinguished from that of a se c re ta ry in that a secre tary norm ally
works in a confidential relationship with only one m an ager or executive and perform s m ore
respon sible and d iscretion ary task s as d escribed in the se c re ta ry job definition.
Stenographer, General
Dictation involves a norm al routine vocabulary. May m aintain file s, keep sim ple reco rd s,
or perform other relatively routine c le ric a l ta sk s.

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

STENOGRAPHER— Continued
Stenographer, Senior
Dictation involves a varied technical or sp ecialized vocabulary such a s in legal briefs
or reports on scientific rese arc h . May also set up and m aintain file s, keep reco rd s, etc.
OR
P erfo rm s stenographic duties requiring significantly g reater independence and respon ­
sibility than stenographer, general, a s evidenced by the following:. Work requ ires a high
degree of stenographic speed and accuracy; a thorough working knowledge of general bu sin ess
and office procedure; and of the specific bu sin ess operations, organization, p o licie s, p roce­
d ures, file s, workflow, etc. U ses this knowledge in perform ing stenographic duties and
responsible c le ric al task s such a s m aintaining followup files; assem bling m aterial for rep orts,
m em orandum s, and le tte rs; com posing sim ple le tters from general instructions; reading and
routing incoming m ail; and answering routine questions, etc.
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR
C la ss A. O perates a single- or m ultiple-position telephone switchboard handling incoming,
outgoing, intraplant or office c a lls. P erfo rm s full telephone information serv ice or handles
com plex c a lls, such as conference, collect, o v e rse a s, or sim ilar c a lls, either in addition to
doing routine work as described for switchboard operator, c la ss B, or a s a full-tim e
assignm ent. ("F u ll" telephone information serv ice occurs when the establishm ent has varied
functions that are not readily understandable for telephone information p urposes, e .g ., because
of overlapping or in terrelated functions, and consequently present frequent problem s as to
which extensions are appropriate for c a lls.)
C la ss B . O perates a single- or multiple-position telephone switchboard handling incoming,
outgoing, intraplant or office c a lls. May handle routine long distance calls and record to lls.
May perform lim ited telephone information serv ic e . ("L im ite d " telephone information service
occurs if the functions of the establishm ent serviced are readily understandable for telephone
information p urposes, or if the requ ests are routine, e .g ., giving extension numbers when
specific names are furnished, or if com plex c alls are referre d to another operator.)
These c la ssific a tio n s do not include switchboard o p erato rs in telephone com panies who
a s s is t custom ers in placing c a lls.
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 m ay also type or perform routine c le ric al work as part of regular
duties. This typing or c le ric al work m ay take the m ajo r part of this w orker's tim e while at
switchboard.
TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (E lectric Accounting Machine Operator)
O perates one or a variety of m achines such as the tabulator, calculator, collator, in ter­
p reter, so rte r, reproducing punch, etc. Excluded from this definition are working su p e rv iso rs.
Also excluded are operators of electronic digital com puters, even though they m ay a lso operate
EAM equipment.

Positions are c la ssifie d into levels on the b a sis of the following definitions.
C la ss A. P erfo rm s com plete reporting and tabulating assignm ents including devising
difficult control panel wiring under general supervision. Assignm ents typically involve a
variety of long and ‘ com plex rep orts which often are irreg u lar 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 op erators in wiring from d iag ram s and in the operating sequences of long and
com plex rep o rts. Does not include positions in which wiring responsibility is lim ited to
selection and insertion of prew ired boards.
C la ss B . P erform s work according to established procedures and under specific in­
stru ctions. A ssignm ents typically involve complete but routine and recu rrin g rep orts or p arts
of la rg e r and m ore com plex rep orts. O perates m ore difficult tabulating or ele ctrical a c ­
counting m achines such a s the tabulator and calculator, in addition to the sim pler m achines
used by c la ss C o p e rato rs. May be required to do some wiring from d iag ram s. May train
new em ployees in basic machine operations.
C la ss C. Under specific in struction s, operates sim ple tabulating or ele ctrical accounting
m achines such a s the so rte r, in terp reter, reproducing punch, collator, etc. Assignm ents
typically involve portions of a work unit, for exam ple, individual sorting or collating runs,
or repetitive operations. May perform sim ple wiring from d iag ram s, and do some filing work.
TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
P rim ary duty is to tran scrib e dictation involving a norm al routine vocabulary from
transcribing-m achine reco rd s. May a lso type from written copy and do sim ple c le rical work.
Workers tran scrib in g dictation involving a varied technical or sp ecialized vocabulary such as
legal b riefs or rep orts on scientific rese arch are not included. A worker who takes dictation
in shorthand or by Stenotype or sim ilar machine is cla ssifie d as a stenographer.
TYPIST
U ses a typew riter to m ake copies of various m ate rials or to m ake out bills after ca lcu la­
tions have been made by another person . May include typing of sten cils, m ats, or sim ilar m ate ­
r ia ls for use in duplicating p r o c e sse s. May do c le rical work involving little sp ecial training, such
a s keeping sim ple re co rd s, filing record s and rep orts, or sorting and distributing incoming m ail.
C la ss A. P erfo rm s one or m ore of the following: Typing m aterial in final form when
it involves combining m aterial from sev e ral so u rces; or respon sibility for co rrect spelling,
syllabication, punctuation, e tc., of technical or unusual words or foreign language m ate ­
rial; or planning layout and typing of com plicated statistical tab les to m aintain uniformity
and balance in spacing. May type routine form le tte r s, varying details to suit circum stan ces.
Class B . P e r f o r m s one or m o r e of the following: C o p y typing f r o m rough or clear
drafts; or routine typing of forms, insurance policies, etc.; or setting up simple standard
tabulations; or copying m o r e c o m p l e x tables already set up and spaced properly.

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
COMPUTER OPERATOR
Monitors and operates the control console of a digital com puter to p ro cess data according
to operating instructions, usually prepared by a p ro gram er. Work includes m ost of the following:
Studies instructions to determ ine equipment setup and operations; loads equipment with required
item s (tape re e ls, ca rd s, etc.); switches n ec e ssa ry auxiliary equipment into circu it, and sta rts
and operates com puter; m akes adjustm ents to computer to co rrect operating problem s and m eet
sp ecial conditions; reviews e rr o r s made during operation and determ ines cause or re fe r s problem
to su p erv iso r or p ro gram er; and m aintains operating re c o rd s. May te st and a s s is t in correcting
program .
F or wage study p u rp o ses, computer o p erato rs are c la ssifie d as follows:
C la ss A. O perates independently, or under only general direction, a computer running
p rogram s with m ost of the following c h a ra c te ristic s: New p rogram s are frequently tested
and introduced; scheduling requirem ents a re of c ritic al im portance to m inim ize downtime;
the p rogram s are of com plex design so that identification of e rr o r source often requ ires a
working knowledge of the total program , and alternate p ro gram s m ay not be available. May
give direction and guidance to lower level o p erato rs.
C la ss B. O perates independently, or under only general direction, a computer running
p rogram s with m ost of the following c h a ra c te ristic s: Most of the p rogram s are established
production run s, typically run on a regu larly recu rrin g b a sis; there is little or no testing




COMPUTER OPERATOR— Continued
of new p rogram s required; alternate p ro g ram s are provided in ca se original program needs
m ajor change or cannot be corrected within a reasonable tim e. In common e rro r situ a­
tions, diagnoses cause and takes corrective action. This usually involves applying previously
program ed corrective step s, or using standard correction techniques.
OR
O perates under direct supervision a computer running p rogram s or segm ents of program s
with the ch a ra c te ristic s described for c la s s A. May a s s is t a higher level operator by inde­
pendently perform ing le s s difficult task s assig n ed , and perform ing difficult task s following
detailed instructions and with frequent review of operations perform ed.
C la ss C . Works on routine p rogram s under close supervision. Is expected to develop
working knowledge of the com puter equipment used and ability to detect problem s involved in
running routine p ro g ram s. Usually has received some form al training in computer operation.
May a s s is t higher level operator on com plex p rog ram s.
COMPUTER PROGRAMER, BUSINESS
Converts statem ents of bu sin ess problem s, typically prepared by a system s analyst, into
a sequence of detailed instructions which a re required to solve the problem s by automatic data
p rocessin g equipment. Working from charts or d iag ram s, the p rogram er develops the p recise in­
structions which, when entered into the computer system in coded language, cause the manipulation

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COMPUTER PROGRAMER, BUSINESS— Continued

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST, BUSINESS— Continued

of data to achieve d esired r e su lts. Work involves m ost of the following: Applies knowledge of
com puter capab 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 program step s; w rites detailed flow charts to show order in which data will be p ro cessed ;
converts these ch arts to coded instructions for machine to follow; te sts and co rrects p rogram s;
p rep ares instructions for operating personnel during production run; analyzes, review s, and a lte rs
p ro gram s to in crease operating efficiency or adapt to new requirem ents; • m aintains record s of
program development and rev isio n s. (NOTE: W orkers perform ing both sy stem s an alysis and p ro ­
gram ing should be c la ssifie d as system s an alysts if this is the skill used to determ ine their pay.)
Does not include em ployees p rim arily resp on sible for the management or supervision of
other electronic data p ro cessin g em ployees, or p ro g ram ers p rim arily concerned with scientific
and/or engineering problem s.
F o r wage study p u rp o ses, p ro g ra m ers are c la ssifie d as follows:
C la ss A. Works independently or under only general direction on com plex problem s which
require competence in all phases of program ing concepts and p ractice s. Working from d ia­
gram s and charts which identify the nature of d esired r e su lts, m ajor p ro cessin g steps to be
accom plished, and the relationsh ips between variou s step s of the problem solving routine;
plans the full range of program ing actions needed to efficiently utilize the computer 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 as 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 storage capacity, and substantial manipulation and resequencing of data elem ents
to form a highly integrated p ro gram .
May provide functional direction to lower level p ro g ram ers who are assign ed to a s s is t .
C la ss B .~ Works independently or under only general direction on relatively sim ple
p ro g ram s, or on sim ple segm ents of com plex p ro g ram s. P rogram s (or segm ents) usually
p ro c e ss information 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 available. While numerous reco rd s m ay be
p ro c essed , the data have been refined in p rio r actions so that the accu racy and sequencing
of data can be tested by using a few routine checks. Typically, the program d eals with
routine record-keeping type operations.

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.) Confers with persons concerned to
determine the data p ro cessin g problem s and a d vises subject-m atter personnel on the im p lica­
tions of new or rev ised system s of data p rocessin g operations. M akes 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. P roblem s are of lim ited
com plexity because so u rces of input data are homogeneous and the output data are closely
related. (For exam ple, develops sy stem s for m aintaining d epositor accounts in a bank,
maintaining accounts receivable in a reta il establishm ent, or m aintaining inventory accounts
in a m anufacturing or w holesale establishm ent.) Confers with p erson s concerned to determ ine
the data p ro cessin g problem s and ad v ise s su bject-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 d escribed for
c la ss A. Works independently on routine assignm ents and rece iv e s instruction and guidance
on com plex assign m en ts. Work is reviewed for accu racy of judgment, com pliance with in­
stru ctions, and to insure proper alinement with the overall system .
C la ss C . Works under im m ediate supervision, carryin g out an alyses as assign ed , usually
of a single activity. A ssignm ents are designed to develop and expand p ractical experience
in the application of proced ures and sk ills required for sy stem s an alysis work. F or exam ple,
m ay a s s is t a higher level sy stem s analyst by preparing the detailed specification s required
by p ro g ra m ers from inform ation developed by the higher level analyst.
DRAFTSMAN
C la ss A. Plans the graphic presentation of com plex item s having distinctive design
featu res that differ significantly from established drafting p receden ts. Works in clo se sup­
port with the design o rigin ator, and m ay recommend m inor design changes. A nalyzes the
effect of each change on the details of form , function, and positional relationsh ips of com ­
ponents and p a rts. Works with a minimum of su p 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 assign m en ts that require the app li­
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 a sse m b lie s with irre g u la r shapes,
m ultiple functions, and p re c ise positional relationsh ips between components; p rep a re s a rc h i­
tectu ral drawings for construction of a building including detail draw ings of foundations, wall
section s, floor plans, and roof. U ses accepted form ulas and m anuals in making n ece ssa ry
com putations to determ ine quantities of m a te ria ls to be used, load cap acitie s, stren gth s,
s t r e s s e s , etc. R eceives initial in struction s, requ irem ents, and advice from su p e rv iso r.
Com pleted 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 u rp oses. Types of drawings p repared 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 on solidates d etails from a number of sou rces
and adju sts or tran sp o se s scale as required. Suggested m ethods of approach, applicable
preced en ts, and advice on source m ate rials a re given with initial assign m en ts. Instructions
a re le s s com plete when assignm ents recu r. Work m ay be spot-checked during p r o g re ss.

OR
Works on com plex p ro gram s (as described for c la ss A) under clo se direction of a higher
level p ro g ram er or su p erv iso r. May a s s i s t higher level p rogram er by independently p e r ­
form ing le s s difficult task s assign ed , and perform ing m ore difficult task s under fa irly close
direction.
May guide or in struct lower level p ro g ra m ers.
C la ss C . M akes p ractical applications of program ing p ractice s 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 problem s. R eceives close supervision on new
a sp e cts of assign m en ts; and work is reviewed to verify its accuracy 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 specification s needed to enable
p ro g ra m ers to p rep are required digital computer p ro g ram s. Work involves m ost of the following:
Analyzes subject-m atter operations to be automated and identifies conditions and c rite ria required
to achieve satisfa c to ry resu 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
presentation to m anagem ent and for program ing (typically this involves preparation of work and
data flow charts); coordinates the development of te st problem s and p articip ates in tr ia l runs of
new and revised sy stem 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 as sy stem s an alysts if this is the sk ill used to determine 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 analysts p rim arily concerned with
scien tific or engineering problem s.
F o r wage study p u rp o ses, sy stem s analysts are c la ssifie d as follows:
C la ss A. Works independently or under only general direction on com plex problem s in­
volving all phases of sy stem s a n aly sis. P roblem s are com plex because of d iv erse so u rces of
input data and m ultiple-u se requirem ents of output data. (For exam ple, develops an integrated
production scheduling, inventory control, cost an a ly sis, and sa le s an alysis record in which




DRAFTSMAN- TRACER
Copies plans and drawings p repared by others by placing tracin g cloth or paper over
drawings and tracin g with pen or pencil. (Does not include tracin g lim ited to plans p rim arily
consisting of straigh t lines and a la rge 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.
ELECTRO N ICS TECHNICIAN
Works on various types of electronic equipment or sy stem s by perform ing one or m ore
of the following operations: Modifying, in stallin g, rep airin g, and overhauling. These operations
require the perform ance of m ost or all of the following ta sk s: A ssem blin g, testin g, adjusting,
calibratin g, tuning, and alining.
Work is nonrepetitive an d ‘ requ ires a knowledge of the theory and p ractice of electron ics
pertaining to the use of general and sp ecialized electronic te st equipment; trouble a n aly sis; and
the operation, relation sh ip, and alinement of electronic sy ste m s, su b sy stem s, and circu its having
a variety of component p a rts.

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ELECTRO N ICS TECHNICIAN— Continued

NURSE, INDUSTRIAL (R egistered)

E lectron ic equipment or system 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 stem s, navigation aid s;
airborne or ground rad ar sy stem s; radio and television transm itting or recording sy stem s; e le c ­
tronic com puters; m iss ile and sp acecraft guidance and control sy ste m s; in dustrial and m edical
m easuring, indicating and controlling d ev ices; 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 person 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; attenjding to subsequent d ressin g of em ployees’ in ju ries; keeping records
of patients treated ; preparing accident rep orts for com pensation or other purp 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 ervisors
or head n u rses in establishm ents employing m ore than one n urse a re excluded.

(Exclude production a sse m b le r s and t e s t e r s , craftsm en , d raftsm en , d esig n e rs, engin eers,
and repairm en of such standard electron ic equipment a s office machines,' radio and television
receiving s e t s .)

MAINTENANCE AND POWERPLANT
CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE

P erfo rm s the carpentry duties n e c e ssa ry to con struct and m aintain in good rep a ir build­
ing woodwork and equipment such as bins, c r ib s, coun ters, benches, partition s, d oors, flo o rs,
s t a ir s , c a sin g s, and trim m ade of wood in an establishm ent. Work involves m ost of the following:
Planning and laying out of work from blueprints, draw ings, m odels, or verbal instruction s; using a
variety of c arp e n te r's handtools, portable power tools) and standard m easuring in strum 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 gen eral, the work of the maintenance carpenter requ ires rounded training and
experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

P roduces replacem ent p arts and new p arts in making re 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 achinist's
handtools and p recision m easuring instrum ents; setting up and operating standard machine tools;
shaping of m etal p arts to clo se toleran ces; making standard shop computations relating to dim en­
sions of work, tooling, feed s, and speeds of machining; knowledge of the working p roperties of
the common m etals; selectin g standard m a te ria ls, p a rts, and equipment required for his work;
and fitting and assem blin g p arts into m echanical equipment. In general, the m achinist's work
norm ally req u ires a rounded training in m achine-shop practice 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 trad e functions such a s the in stallation, m aintenance, or
rep air of equipment for the generation, distribution, or utilization of e le ctric 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 as gen erato rs, tr a n sfo rm e rs, sw itchboards, con trollers, circuit b re ak e rs,
m otors, 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 specification s; locating and diagnosing trouble in the e le ctrica l
system or equipment; working standard computations relating to load requirem ents of wiring or
e le ctrical equipment; and using a variety of e le ctric ia n 's handtools and m easuring and testing
instrum ents. In general, the work of the m aintenance electrician req u ires rounded training and
experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
ENGINEER, STATIONARY
Operates and m aintains and may a lso sup erv ise the operation of stationary engines and
equipment (mechanical 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 m aintaining equipment
such as steam engines, air c o m p re sso rs, g en erato rs, m o to rs, turbines, ventilating and r e fr ig ­
erating equipment, steam bo ilers and boiler-fed w ater pum ps; making equipment r e p a irs; and
keeping a record of operation of m achinery, tem perature, and fuel consumption. May a lso su ­
p ervise these operations. Head or chief engineers in establishm ents employing m ore than one
engineer are excluded.
FIREMAN, STATIONARY BOILER
F ir e s stationary b o ilers to furnish the establishm ent in which employed with heat, power,
or steam . F eeds fuels to fire by hand or op erates a m echanical stoker, g as, or oil burner; and
checks w ater and safety v alv es. May clean, oil, or a s s i s t in repairing boilerroom equipment.
H E L P E R , MAINTENANCE TRADES
A s s is t s one or m ore w orkers in the skilled maintenance tra d e s, by perform ing sp ecific
or general duties of le s s e r sk ill, such as keeping a worker supplied with m ate rials and tools;
cleaning working a re a , machine, and equipment; a ssistin g journeym an by holding m ate rials or
tools; and perform ing other unskilled ta sk s as d irected by journeym an. The kind of work the
helper is perm itted to perform v a rie s from trad e to trad e: In som e trad es 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 p arts of a trad e that are a lso
perform ed by w orkers on a full-tim e b a sis.
MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR, TOOLROOM
Sp ecializes in the operation of one or m ore types of machine to o ls, such a s jig b o r e rs,
cylindrical or surface grin d e rs, engine lath es, or m illing 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 accuracy; using a variety of p recisio n m easuring instrum ents; selectin g feeds,
sp eed s, tooling, and operation sequence; and making n e c e ssa ry adjustm ents during operation
to achieve requ isite toleran ces or dim ensions. May be required to recognize when tools need
d re ssin g , to d re ss 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 tra c to r s of an establishm ent. Work in­
volves most_of_the_following: Exam ining automotive equipment to diagnose source of trouble; d is ­
assem blin g 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 blin g or fitting p a rts; replacing broken or
defective p arts from stock; grinding and adjusting v alv es; reassem blin g and installing the various
a sse m b lie s in the vehicle and m aking n e c e ssa ry adjustm ents; and alining w heels, adjusting brakes
and lights, or tightening body bolts. In gen eral, the work of the automotive 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 air cu sto m ers' vehicles in auto­
m obile rep air shops.
MECHANIC, MAINTENANCE
R e p airs 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 p artly dism antling m achines and perform ing r e p a irs that m ainly involve the use
of handtools in scrap in g and fitting p a rts; replacing broken or defective p arts with item s obtained
from stock; ordering the production of a replacem ent p art by a machine shop or sending of the
machine to a m achine shop for m ajor r e p a irs; preparing written specification s for m ajor rep a irs
or for the production of p arts ordered from machine shop; reassem blin g m achines; and making
a ll n e c e ssa ry adjustm ents for operation. In gen eral, 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 experien ce. 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 dism antles and in sta lls m achines or heavy
equipment when changes in the plant layout a re required. Work involves m ost of the following:
Planning and laying out of the work; interpreting blueprints or other specification 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 p arts to be used; and in stallin g and ^maintaining in good order power tran sm issio n
equipment such a s d riv es and speed red u ce rs. In gen eral, the m illw righ t's work norm ally requ ires
a rounded training and experience in the trade acquired through a form al apprenticeship or
equivalent training and experience.
PAINTER, MAINTENANCE
Paints and red ecorates w a lls, 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 applica­
tions; preparing su rface for painting by rem oving 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 c o lo rs, o ils, white
lead, and other paint ingredients to obtain p roper color or consistency. 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 experien ce.

types of sheet-m etal m aintenance work from blueprints, m odels, or other specification s; setting
up and operating a ll 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 sh eet-m etal a rtic le s
as required. In g e n e r a l,' the work of the m aintenance sh eet-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
Installs or r e p 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 sp ecification s; cutting variou s s iz e s of pipe to
c o rre c t lengths with chisel and ham m er o r oxyacetylene torch or pipe-cutting m achines; threading
pipe with stocks and d ies; bending pipe by hand-driven or pow er-driven m achines; assem bling
pipe with couplings and fastening pipe to h an gers; m aking standard shop computations relatin g 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 gen eral, the work of the maintenance pipefitter requ ires
rounded training and experience u su ally acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experien ce. W orkers p rim a rily engaged in in stallin g and repairing building sanitation
or heating sy stem s are excluded.
SH E ET -M E T A L WORKER, MAINTENANCE
F a b r ic a te s, in sta lls, and m aintains in good rep a ir the sh eet-m etal equipment and fixtures
(such a s machine g u a r d s, g re a se pan s, sh e lv es, lo c k e rs, tan ks, ventilators, chutes, ducts, m etal
roofing) of an establishm ent. Work involves m o st of the following: Planning and laying out all

TOOL AND DIE MAKER
Constructs and r e p a irs m achine-shop to o ls, g ag e s, jig s , 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 o ral and written specification s;
using a variety of tool and die m a k e r's handtools and p recision m easuring instrum ents; under­
standing of the working p rop erties of common m etals and a lloys; setting up and operating of
machine tools and related equipment; making n e c e ssa ry shop com putations relating to dim ensions
of work, sp eed s, fe e d s, and tooling of m achines; heat-treating of m etal p arts during fabrication
a s well as of finished tools and dies to achieve required q u alities; working to close toleran ces;
fitting and assem blin g of p arts to p rescrib e d toleran ces and allow ances: and selecting appropriate
m a te r ia ls, to o ls, and p r o c e s s e s . In gen eral, 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 experien ce.
F or c ro ss-in d u stry wage study p u rp o ses, tool and die m ak ers in tool and die jobbing
shops are excluded from this c la ssifica tio n .

CUSTODIAL AND MATERIAL MOVEMENT
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 e c e ssa ry . Includes gatem en who are stationed at gate and check
on identity of em ployees and other p erso n s entering.
Watchman. M akes rounds of p re m ise s p e rio d ically in protecting property again st fir e ,
theft, and illeg al entry.
JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER
Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition factory working a re a s and w ash room s, or
p re m ise s of an office, apartm ent house, or co m m ercial or other establishm ent. Duties involve
a combination of the following; Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and polishing flo o rs; rem oving
chips, trash , and other refu se; dusting equipment, furniture, or fix tu res; polishing m etal fix ­
tu re s or trim m in gs; providing supplies and m inor m aintenance s e rv ic e s; and cleaning la v ato rie s,
show ers, and restro o m s. W orkers who sp ecialize in window washing are excluded.
LABO RER, MATERIAL HANDLING
A w orker employed in a warehouse, m anufacturing plant, sto re , or other establishm ent
whose duties involve one or m ore of the following: Loading and unloading variou s m a te ria ls and
m erchandise on or from freight c a r s , tru c k s, or other tran sportin g devices; unpacking, shelving,
or placing m a te r ia ls or m erchandise in proper sto rage location; and tran sportin g m ate rials or
m erchandise by handtruck, c a r, or w heelbarrow . Longshorem en, who load and unload ships are
excluded.
ORDER F IL L E R
F ills shipping or tra n sfe r o rd e rs for finished goods from stored m erchandise in a cco rd ­
ance with sp ecificatio n s on sa le s slip s, c u 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 om itted, keep record s of outgoing o rd e rs, requ i­
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 fo r shipment or sto rag e by placing them in shipping con­
ta in e rs, the sp ecific operations perform ed being dependent upon the type, siz e , 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 variou s item s of stock in o rder to verify content; selection of appropriate type
and size of container; in sertin g en clo sures in container; using e x ce lsio r or other m ate rial to
prevent breakage or dam age; closing and sealing container; and applying lab e ls or entering
identifying data on container. P ack e rs 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 resp on sible for incoming ship­
m ents of m erchandise or other m a te r ia ls. Shipping work in volves: A knowledge of shipping p ro­
cedu res, p ra c tic e s, routes, available m eans of tran sportation, and r a te 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 re c o rd s. May d irect 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 re c o rd s; checking for sh ortages and rejecting dam ­
aged goods; routing m erchandise or m a te ria ls to proper departm ents; and m aintaining n e c e ssa ry
record s and file s.
F or wage study p u rp o se s, worker^ a re c la ssifie d a s follow s:
Receiving clerk
Shipping clerk
Shipping and receiving clerk
TRUCKDRIVER
D rives a truck within a city or in du strial a re a to tran sp o rt m a te r ia ls, m erch an d ise,
equipment, or m en between variou s types of establish m ents such a s : M anufacturing plants, freight
depots, w arehou ses, w holesale and re ta il establish m en ts, or between reta il establishm ents and
cu sto m ers' houses o r p laces of b u sin e ss. 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 ord e r. D riv e r-sa le sm e n and
over-th e-road d riv e rs a re excluded.
follow s:

F o r wage study p u rp o se s, tru ck d riv e rs a re 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 ruckdriver
T ruck d river,
T ruck d river,
T ruck d river,
T ru ck d river,

(combination of siz e s listed sep arately)
light (under IV2 tons)
m edium (IV 2 to and including 4 tons)
heavy (over 4 tons, tr a ile r type)
heavy (over 4 tons, other than tr a ile r type)

TRU CKER, POWER
O perates a m anually controlled gasoline- or electric-pow ered truck or tracto r to tran sp ort
goods and m a te ria ls of a ll kinds about a w arehouse, m anufacturing plant, or other establishm ent.
F o r wage study p u rp o se s, w orkers a re c la ssifie d by type of truck, as follow s:
T ruck er, power (forklift)
T ruck er, power (other than forklift)
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A re a W a g e S urveys
A l i s t o f the l a t e s t a v a i l a b l e b u l l e t i n s i s p r e s e n t e d b e lo w . A d i r e c t o r y of a r e a w a g e s t u d i e s in c lu din g m o r e l i m i t e d s t u d i e s con d u c ted at the
r e q u e s t o f the E m p l o y m e n t S t a n d a r d s A d m i n i s t r a t i o n of the D e p a r t m e n t of L a b o r i s a v a i l a b l e on r e q u e s t . B u l l e t i n s m a y be p u r c h a s e d f r o m any of the B L S
r e g i o n a l s a l e s o f f i c e s shown on the b a c k c o v e r , o r f r o m the S u p e r in te n d e n t of D o c u m e n t s , U .S . G o v e r n m e n t P r i n t i n g O f f i c e , W ashin gton , D . C . , 20402.
A rea
A k r o n , Ohio, D e c . 1 972-.
A l b a n y - S c h e n e c t a d y - T r o y , N . Y . , M a r . 1972.
A l b u q u e r q u e , N. M e x . , M a r . 1973___ _
A lle n tow n — e t h le h e m — a s t o n , P a . — . J . , M a y 1972 1
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N
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A t l a n t a , G a . , M a y 1972 1_______ _____________ ____—
A u s t i n , T e x . , D ec . 1 9 7 2 * _____________________________
B a l t i m o r e , M d ., Aug. 1972 *.
B e a u m o n t — o r t A rth ur— r a n g e , T e x . , M a y 1972.
P
O
B i n g h a m t o n , N .Y ., J u l y 1 9 7 2 ____ ________ — _____
B i r m i n g h a m , A l a . , M a r . 1972____ ___ -__ _____ ____
B o i s e C ity , Idaho, Nov. 1 9 7 2 1
B o s t o n , M a s s . , Aug. 1972 1___________________ ___
B u f f a l o , N . Y . , Oct. 1972 1.
B u r l i n g t o n , V t., D e c . 1972
C an to n , Ohio, M a y 1972 1
C h a r l e s t o n , W. V a . , M a r . 1972
C h a r l o t t e , N . C . , J a n . 1973____ _______
C h a t t a n o o g a , Tenn.— a . , S e p t. 1972 1.
G
C h i c a g o , 111., J u n e 1972,
C i n c in n a ti, Ohio—
Ky.— n d ., F e b . 1973.
I
C l e v e l a n d , Ohio, S e p t. 1 9 7 2 1
C o l u m b u s , Ohio, O ct. 1972 *.
D a l l a s , T e x . , O ct. 1972 1_ ~ .
D a v e n p o r t — o c k I s l a n d - M o l i n e , Iowa—
R
111., F e b . 1973____
D ay to n , Ohio, D e c . 1972----- --- --------------------------- ------D e n v e r , C o l o . , D e c . 1972
D e s M o in e s , Iow a, M a y 1972 1
D e t r o i t , M i c h ., F e b . 1972— —
D u r h a m , N . C . , A p r . 1972 I — _
F o r t L a u d e r d a l e — ollyw ood and W e st P a l m
H
B e a c h , F l a . , A p r . 1972 1___________________
F o r t Worth, T e x . , Oct. 1 9 7 2 1.
G r e e n B a y , W is ., J u l y 1972 1 —
G r e e n v i l l e , S . C . , M a y 1 9 7 2 ----H o u sto n , T e x . , A p r. 1972.
H u n t s v i l l e , A l a . , F e b . 1973----- I n d i a n a p o l i s , Ind., O ct. 1972 1
J a c k s o n , M i s s . , J a n . 1973___
J a c k s o n v i l l e , F l a . , D ec . 1972.
K a n s a s C ity , Mo.— a n s . , S e p t. 19 7 2 ---------------------K
L a w r e n c e — a v e r h i l l , M a s s . — .H ., J u n e 1 9 7 2 * — ___
H
N
----------------- ----—----L e x i n g to n , K y . , Nov. 1972
L i t t l e R o c k — o r th L i t t l e R o c k , A r k . , J u l y 1972 1 —
N
_
L o s A n g e l e s — o n g B e a c h and A n a h e im — a n t a A n a L
S
G a r d e n G r o v e , C a l i f . , Oct. 1 9 7 2 1 ---------------------L o u i s v i l l e , Ky.— n d ., Nov. 1972____. . . ----- — ----------I
L u b b o c k , T e x . , M a r . 1973___ . . . ----------- --------------M a n c h e s t e r , N .H ., J u l y 1972 1---------M e m p h i s , Tenn.— r k . , Nov. 1972-----A
M i a m i , F l a . , Nov. 1972 1_____________M id la n d and O d e s s a , T e x . , J a n . 1973.
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and p r i c e
1775-36,
1725-49,
1775-52,
1725-87,
1725-77,
177 5 -4 2 ,
1775-20,
172 5 -6 9 ,
1775-5,
1725-58,
1775-32,
1775-13,
1775-18,
1775-28,
1725-75,
172 5 -6 3 ,
1775-39,
1775-14,
1725-92,
177 5 -5 3 ,
1775-15,
1775-23,
1775-25,
177 5 -5 7 ,
1775-34,
1775-35,
1725-86,
1725-68,
1725-64,

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1775-24,
17 7 5 -1 ,
1725-66,
1725-79,
1 775-48,
1775-27,
177 5 -4 4 ,
1775-31,
1775-17,
1725-81,
1775-22,
1 775-2,

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1775-37,
1775-55,
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Data on establishment )>racticcs and supplementary wage provisions are also presented.




A rea

B u l l e t in n u m b e r
and p r i c e

M ilw au k ee, W is ., M a y 1972 1________________________ ___ — 1725-83,
M in n eapolis—St. P a u l, M inn ., Jan. 1973-------- ---- ---------- 1775-49,
M u sk egon -M u skegon H eigh ts, M ic h ., June 1972 1 -------- 1725-85,
N ew a rk and J e r s e y C ity , N .J ., Jan. 1973____ —— ------— 1775-50,
N ew H aven, Conn., Jan. 1973------------ ---- ---- ------------------ 1775-46,
N ew O rlea n s , L a ., Jan. 1973____------------------------- ---- — 1775-47,
N ew Y o rk , N .Y ., A p r . 1972 1
_______________________________ 1725-90,
N o r fo lk — ir g in ia B each— o rts m o u th and
V
P
N ew p o rt N ew s—Ham pton, V a ., Jan. 1973 1 ------------—— 1775-51,
O klahom a C ity , O k la ., July 1972---------------------- . . . . . . . . . . 1775-6,
Om aha, N e b r.—Iow a, Sept. 1972----- ----------- — -------------- 1775-16,
P a te r s o n — lifto n — a s s a ic , N .J ., June 1 9 7 2 * ----—— ----- 1725-88,
C
P
P h ila d e lp h ia , P a .- N .J ., N ov. 1972._______________________ 1775-45,
P h o en ix , A r i z . , June 1972 1___ ___ ___________________ —____ 1725-94,
P itts b u rg h , P a ., Jan. 1972----- ------- ----------------------------- 1725-46,
P o r tla n d , M a in e, N ov. 1972—______—_____________________ - 1775-21,
P o r tla n d , O r e g .—W ash ., M ay 1972 1 _____—_______________ 1725-89,
P ou g h k e e p s ie — in g ston -N ew b u rgh , N .Y .,
K
June 1972 * __________________________________________________ 1725-80,
P r o v id e n c e — a rw ic k — aw tu ck et, R .I.—M a s s .,
W
P
M ay 1972_____________________________________________________ 1725-70,
R a le ig h , N .C ., Aug. 1972___________________________________ 1775-7,
R ichm ond, V a ., M a r. 1972 1 ______________________________— 1725-72,
R iv e r s id e —San B e rn a rd in o -O n ta rio , C a lif.,
D ec. 1971____________________________________________________ 1725-43,
R o c h e s te r, N .Y . (o ffic e occupations on ly), Ju ly 1972—
1775-4,
R o c k fo rd , 111., June 1972 1 ------------------------------------------ 1725-84,
St. L o u is , M o.—I I I . , M a r. 1972------------------------------------- 1725-61,
Salt Lak e C ity , Utah, N ov. 1972 1_________________________ 1775-33,
San A n ton io, T e x ., M a y 1972--------------------------------------- 1725-67,
San D ie go , C a lif., N ov. 1972_______________________________ 1775-40,
San F r a n c is c o — akland, C a lif., O ct. 1971 1 ___— ____ — - 1725-33,
O
San J o s e , C a lif., M a r. 1972___________ — _________________ 1725-65,
Savannah, G a., M a y 1972 * ------------------------------------------ 1725-73,
Scranton, P a ., July 1972---------------------------------------------- 1775-10,
Seattle—E v e r e tt, W ash ., Jan. 1973---------------- ---- ---------- 1775-56,
Sioux F a lls , S. D ak., D ec. 1972*--------------------------------- 1775-43,
South B end, Ind., M a r. 1973---------------------------------------- 1775-54,
Spokane, W ash ., June 1972 * ____ ___________________ _____ 1725-91,
S y ra c u s e, N .Y ., Ju ly 1972_________________________________ 1775-11,
T am p a—
St. P e te r s b u r g , F la ., Aug. 1972____________________ 1775-9,
T o le d o , O hio— ic h ., A p r . 1972 1 __________________________ 1725-78,
M
T re n to n , N .J ., Sept. 1972 1_________________________________ 1775-12,
Utica—R om e, N .Y ., July 1972_________________ _____________ 1775-3,
W ashington, D .C .—Md.—V a . , M a r. 1972 1 _________________ 1725-93,
W a te rb u ry , C onn., M a r. 1972 1 ____________________________ 1725-53,
W a te rlo o , Iow a, N ov. 1972--------------------------------------- --- 1775-26,
W ich ita , K a n s ., A p r. 19721----------------------------------------- 1725-82,
W o r c e s te r , M a s s ., M ay 1972 1_____________________________ 1725-71,
Y o r k , P a ., F eb. 19721 ______________________________________ 1725-54,
Youngstown— a rr e n , O hio, N ov. 1972____________________ 1775-19,
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