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Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Parkersburg—Marietta, West Virginia—Ohio, Metropolitan Area, August 1995  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin 3080-21  ________________________________________________________________ Preface This bulletin provides results of an August 1995 survey of occupational pay in the Parkersburg—Marietta, WV—OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. This survey was conducted as part of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Compensation Survey Program. Data from this program are for use in implementing the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990. The survey was conducted by the Bureau's regional office in Philadelphia, under the direction of John Filemyr, Assistant Regional Commissioner for Operations. The survey could not have been conducted without the cooperation of the many private firms and government jurisdictions that provided pay data included in this bulletin. The Bureau thanks these respondents for their cooperation.  For additional information regarding this survey or similar surveys conducted in this regional area, please contact the BLS Philadelphia Regional Office at (215) 596-1154. You may also write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at: Division of Occupational Pay and Employee Benefits, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20212-0001 or call the Occupational Compensation Survey Program information line at (202) 606-6220. Material in this bulletin is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission. This information will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 606-STAT; TDD phone: (202) 606-5897; TDD message referral phone: 1-800-326-2577.  For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government  For an account of a similar survey conducted in 1993, see  Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, GPO bookstores, and the  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only, ParkersburgMarietta, WV-OH, BLS Bulletin 3070-37.  Bureau of Labor Statistics, Publications Sales Center, P.O. Box 2145, Chicago, IL 60690-2145.  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Parkersburg—Marietta, West Virginia—Ohio, Metropolitan Area, August 1995  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Robert B. Reich, Secretary Bureau of Labor Statistics Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner October 1995 Bulletin 3080-21  Contents  Page  Page  Introduction ...............................................................................................................  2  Tables—Continued  Tables:  Health services:  All establishments: A-1.  Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations .........................................................  A-2.  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations ....................................................................  5  A-3.  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ...............................  6  A-4.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom  A-5.  Hourly pay of material movement and custodial  occupations ................................................................................  occupations ................................................................................  A-6.  Weekly hours and pay of professional, administrative,  A-7.  Hourly pay of maintenance, toolroom, material movement,  technical, protective service, and clerical occupations ..............  3  7  8  and custodial occupations ..........................................................  9  10  Appendixes: A.  Scope and method of survey .........................................................  A-1  B.  Occupational descriptions ..............................................................  B-1  Introduction  households) employing 50 workers or more and to State and local governments and (2) adding more professional, administrative, technical, and protective service occupations to the surveys.  This survey of occupational pay in the Parkersburg—Marietta, WV—OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (Wood County, WV; and Washington County, OH) was conducted as part of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Compensation Survey Program. The survey is one of a number of metropolitan areas surveyed annually throughout the United States. (See listing of reports for other surveys at the end of this bulletin.) A major objective of the Occupational Compensation Survey Program is to describe the level and distribution of occupational pay in a variety of the Nation's local labor markets, using a consistent survey approach. Another Program objective is to provide information on the incidence of employee benefits among and within local labor markets. However, no benefits data were collected for this survey. The Program develops information that is used for a variety of purposes, including wage and salary administration, collective bargaining, and assistance in determining business or plant location. Survey results also are used by the U.S. Department of Labor in making wage determinations under the Service Contract Act, and by the President's Pay Agent (the Secretary of Labor and Directors of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget) in determining local pay adjustments under the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act of 1990. This latter requirement resulted in: (1) Expanding the survey's industrial coverage to include all private nonfarm establishments (except  Pay The A-series tables provide estimates of straight-time weekly or hourly pay by occupation. Tables A-1 through A-5 provide data for selected white- and bluecollar occupations common to a variety of industries. Tables A-6 and A-7 present separate occupational pay information for the health services industry. Occupational pay information is presented for all industries covered by the survey and, where possible, for private industry (e.g., for goods- and serviceproducing industries) and for State and local governments. Within private industry, more detailed information is presented to the extent that the survey establishment sample can support such detail. Appendixes Appendix A describes the concepts, methods, and coverage used in the Occupational Compensation Survey Program. It also includes information on the area's industrial composition and the reliability of occupational pay estimates. Appendix B includes the descriptions used by Bureau field economists to classify workers in the survey occupations.  2  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH, August 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  400 and under 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 1050  1050 1100  1100 1150  1150 1200  1200 1250  1250 1300  1300 1350  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  23 23  39.6 39.6  $599 599  $553 553  $526 526  – –  $621 621  – –  4 4  9 9  – –  26 26  26 26  17 17  – –  – –  – –  13 13  4 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  20 20  40.0 40.0  809 809  879 879  699 699  – –  906 906  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  20 20  20 20  – –  – –  5 5  30 30  20 20  5 5  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  7 7  39.3 39.3  1,021 1,021  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  29 29  – –  – –  – –  – –  43 43  14 14  14 14  – –  – –  – –  Engineers Level I .......................................................  13  40.0  683  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  23  8  15  23  –  –  15  15  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  47 37 10  40.0 40.0 40.0  790 829 646  769 814 –  741 750 –  – – –  894 897 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 – 10  – – –  4 – 20  6 – 30  2 – 10  21 24 10  23 24 20  2 3 –  19 24 –  17 22 –  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  82 63 19  40.0 40.0 40.0  956 946 991  957 953 1,012  881 881 867  – – –  1,024 995 1,163  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 – 11  – – –  4 3 5  1 – 5  29 37 5  1 2 –  29 35 11  17 14 26  9 10 5  1 – 5  6 – 26  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  75 68  40.0 40.0  1,123 1,125  1,116 1,114  1,064 1,069  – –  1,219 1,207  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 6  1 –  1 –  5 6  3 3  25 28  12 13  15 16  15 15  11 7  5 6  Registered Nurses Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  27 20 7  39.5 40.0 38.2  532 521 564  512 512 –  490 490 –  – – –  577 560 –  4 – 14  – – –  – – –  22 30 –  30 40 –  37 30 57  7 – 29  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  635 578  40.0 40.0  592 599  581 595  516 516  – –  670 682  – –  ( 3) 1  3 3  10 10  28 24  14 15  13 14  12 13  18 20  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Buyers/Contracting Specialists Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  21 20  39.8 39.8  587 591  600 600  540 542  – –  645 645  – –  – –  – –  – –  38 35  10 10  52 55  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Computer Programmers Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  15 12  39.0 38.8  673 703  667 –  649 –  – –  713 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  13 –  7 –  13 17  40 50  13 17  – –  7 8  7 8  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  See footnotes at end of table.  3  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH, August 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  400 and under 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 1050  1050 1100  1100 1150  1150 1200  1200 1250  1250 1300  1300 1350  Personnel Specialists Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  9 8  39.7 39.7  $653 626  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  11 13  22 25  11 13  44 50  – –  – –  – –  11 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  14 10  39.8 40.0  715 765  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 –  14 10  21 10  29 40  7 10  7 10  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  14 20  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  10 10  40.0 40.0  1,189 1,189  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  10 10  – –  – –  10 10  20 20  40 40  10 10  10 10  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 3 Less than 0.5 percent. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  4  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH, August 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $356 356  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  175 and under 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 and over  – –  – –  – –  – –  6 6  18 18  6 6  29 29  29 29  – –  – –  12 12  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  17 17  39.5 39.5  $365 365  Engineering Technicians, Civil Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  14 14  40.0 40.0  428 428  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 7  7 7  14 14  21 21  7 7  14 14  29 29  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  29 29  40.0 40.0  436 436  416 416  384 384  – –  469 469  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  10 10  38 38  10 10  10 10  7 7  – –  10 10  – –  14 14  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  45 45  40.0 40.0  577 577  607 607  550 550  – –  623 623  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  – –  9 9  4 4  7 7  4 4  16 16  58 58  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  10 10  40.0 40.0  661 661  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  40 40  10 10  30 30  – –  10 10  10 10  Licensed Practical Nurses Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  345 335  40.0 40.0  409 411  396 400  347 349  – –  487 487  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  26 24  10 10  14 14  9 9  8 8  5 5  26 27  2 1  – –  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Nursing Assistants Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  230 230  40.0 40.0  263 263  243 243  210 210  – –  330 330  15 15  20 20  18 18  8 8  8 8  4 4  20 20  1 1  5 5  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters .................................................. State and local government ..................  49 49  53.0 53.0  475 475  479 479  455 455  – –  492 492  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  22 22  18 18  41 41  18 18  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Police Officers Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  72 72  40.0 40.0  502 502  466 466  441 441  – –  500 500  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  4 4  29 29  24 24  17 17  8 8  – –  1 1  – –  3 3  7 7  6 6  – –  $336 336  – –  $390 390  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  5  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH, August 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  175 and under 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 575  575 600  600 625  625 650  –  75  8  –  17  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Clerks, Accounting Level I .......................................................  12  40.0  $221  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  110 95 15  39.9 39.9 39.8  338 334 364  $316 316 351  $274 274 287  – – –  $397 396 434  – – –  4 4 –  5 6 –  18 21 –  13 8 40  12 14 –  3 2 7  8 6 20  15 17 –  9 9 7  9 9 7  2 1 7  2 – 13  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  40 35  39.8 39.7  417 408  409 409  324 324  – –  512 508  – –  – –  2 3  2 3  5 6  17 17  10 11  – –  – –  20 23  – –  2 3  – –  27 23  13 11  – –  – –  – –  – –  Clerks, General Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  56 25 31  39.8 39.8 39.8  269 258 277  270 262 270  240 202 265  – – –  298 304 283  5 12 –  9 20 –  13 16 10  32 4 55  18 12 23  18 36 3  4 – 6  2 – 3  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  43 21  39.7 39.3  343 389  321 417  265 321  – –  417 475  – –  – –  16 10  21 –  9 10  7 14  5 10  2 –  5 –  12 19  5 –  9 19  9 19  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  15 10  40.0 40.0  387 376  390 –  330 –  – –  448 –  – –  – –  – –  7 10  7 10  7 10  13 20  – –  20 10  13 –  13 20  13 10  7 10  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Key Entry Operators Level I ....................................................... Private industry .....................................  20 20  39.5 39.5  272 272  250 250  250 250  – –  294 294  – –  10 10  – –  65 65  – –  15 15  – –  5 5  – –  5 5  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Secretaries Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  31 8  39.9 39.7  388 384  409 –  334 –  – –  428 –  – –  – –  – –  6 –  3 –  – –  19 25  – –  10 38  32 38  19 –  10 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  64 44 20  39.6 39.7 39.4  445 435 467  459 429 504  389 387 412  – – –  526 526 527  5 7 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 2 5  3 5 –  8 7 10  16 20 5  6 7 5  8 5 15  9 11 5  6 9 –  9 – 30  17 14 25  9 14 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  53 41 12  39.3 39.3 39.4  471 469 479  490 493 –  417 446 –  – – –  533 533 –  – – –  – – –  6 7 –  – – –  4 5 –  – – –  9 5 25  2 2 –  4 5 –  2 – 8  4 2 8  2 2 –  21 22 17  19 20 17  11 15 –  2 2 –  6 5 8  6 7 –  4 – 17  Switchboard Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry .....................................  41 37  39.8 39.9  301 293  292 288  260 260  – –  357 357  – –  15 16  7 8  17 19  15 16  12 14  5 –  10 8  17 19  – –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  –  –  –  –  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A  for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  6  Table A-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH, August 1995 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  5.00 and under 5.50  5.50 6.00  6.00 6.50  6.50 7.00  7.00 7.50  7.50 8.00  8.00 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 9.50  9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00  General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  56 45 11  $9.47 9.41 9.71  $10.11 9.19 –  $6.50 6.50 –  – $11.56 – 11.56 – –  5 7 –  4 2 9  5 7 –  16 20 –  2 2 –  – – –  7 9 –  5 2 18  4 2 9  2 2 –  13 4 45  9 9 9  – – –  11 11 9  4 4 –  4 4 –  4 4 –  7 9 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry .....................................  32 29  14.38 14.68  13.01 13.01  12.23 12.23  – –  18.22 19.19  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 –  3 3  – –  6 –  34 38  – –  9 10  9 10  9 10  – –  – –  – –  25 28  Maintenance Electronics Technicians Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  50 49  17.37 17.41  19.69 19.69  14.35 14.35  – –  19.69 19.69  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  – –  22 22  – –  – –  – –  4 4  2 –  – –  2 2  – –  68 69  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry .....................................  134 134  14.24 14.24  14.14 14.14  12.23 12.23  – –  14.14 14.14  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  36 36  – –  1 1  39 39  9 9  – –  – –  15 15  – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle: State and local government ..................  11  10.91  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  9  –  9  –  18  18  –  18  27  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  7  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Parkersburg-Marietta-WV-OH, August 1995 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  4.25 and under 4.50  4.50 4.75  4.75 5.00  5.00 5.50  5.50 6.00  6.00 6.50  6.50 7.00  7.00 7.50  7.50 8.00  8.00 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 9.50  9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 13.50 14.00 14.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 13.50 14.00 14.50 15.00  Janitors ........................................................ Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  546 458 88  $6.38 5.97 8.52  $5.81 5.30 8.61  $4.50 4.50 7.02  – – –  $7.65 6.85 9.63  18 21 –  12 15 –  6 7 –  9 10 3  8 9 3  9 10 3  5 4 13  5 5 8  8 9 8  1 1 3  4 2 16  3 1 13  2 – 13  1 – 6  3 3 3  1 ( 2) 5  1 ( 2) 3  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  Shipping/Receiving Clerks ........................ Private industry .....................................  46 46  9.05 9.05  8.33 8.33  6.70 6.70  – –  10.00 10.00  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 7  7 7  33 33  – –  – –  4 4  9 9  9 9  7 7  2 2  – –  4 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  13 13  7 7  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  2  Less than 0.5 percent.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  8  Table A-6. Health services: Weekly hours and pay of professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations, Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH, August 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  175 and under 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 575  575 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Registered Nurses Level I ....................................................... Private industry .................................  16 16  40.0 40.0  $507 507  $512 512  $483 483  – –  $512 512  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  38 38  50 50  – –  13 13  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  607 571 535 535  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  593 598 600 600  585 595 595 595  516 516 516 516  – – – –  670 677 684 684  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) 1 – –  3 3 3 3  10 10 10 10  16 15 16 16  11 10 8 8  6 5 6 6  9 9 9 9  14 14 14 14  12 12 13 13  19 20 21 21  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  Licensed Practical Nurses Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  339 333 230 230  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  410 411 429 429  400 400 437 437  349 349 377 377  – – – –  487 487 490 490  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 – –  24 24 15 15  10 10 9 9  14 14 13 13  9 9 7 7  8 8 10 10  5 5 6 6  26 27 38 38  2 2 2 2  – – – –  1 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Nursing Assistants Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  230 230 87 87  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  263 263 320 320  243 243 330 330  210 210 294 294  – – – –  330 330 334 334  15 15 – –  20 20 – –  18 18 7 7  8 8 10 10  8 8 14 14  4 4 8 8  20 20 45 45  1 1 2 2  5 5 14 14  1 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  6  40.0  356  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  17  –  17  50  –  –  –  17  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS  CLERICAL OCCUPATIONS Clerks, Accounting Level II ......................................................  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 3 Less than 0.5 percent. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  9  Table A-7. Health services: Hourly pay of maintenance, toolroom, material movement, and custodial occupations, Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH, August 1995 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  $6.46 6.46 6.71 6.71  $6.15 6.15 6.75 6.75  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  4.25 and under 4.50  4.50 4.75  4.75 5.00  5.00 5.25  5.25 5.50  5.50 5.75  5.75 6.00  6.00 6.25  6.25 6.50  6.50 6.75  6.75 7.00  7.00 7.25  7.25 7.50  7.50 7.75  7.75 8.00  8.00 8.25  8.25 8.50  8.50 8.75  8.75 9.00  1 1 – –  – – – –  3 3 – –  3 3 2 2  13 13 8 8  11 11 12 12  10 10 9 9  11 11 12 12  4 4 3 3  4 4 4 4  2 2 3 3  8 8 9 9  4 4 5 5  4 4 5 5  18 18 23 23  3 3 4 4  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 – –  MATERIAL MOVEMENT AND CUSTODIAL OCCUPATIONS Janitors ........................................................ Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  180 180 130 130  $5.59 5.59 5.81 5.81  – – – –  $7.57 7.57 7.75 7.75  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  10  Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey  Scope This survey of the Parkersburg—Marietta, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area covered establishments employing 50 workers or more in goods producing industries (mining, construction, and manufacturing); service producing industries (transportation, communications, electric, gas, and sanitary services; wholesale trade; retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services industries, including health services); and State and local governments. 1 Private households, agriculture, the Federal Government, and the self-employed were excluded from the survey. Table 1 in this appendix shows the estimated number of establishments and workers within scope of the survey and the number actually included in the survey sample.  professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations. In other words, the larger the number of employees expected to be found in designated occupations, the larger the establishment sample in that stratum. An upward adjustment to the establishment sample size also was made in strata expected to have relatively high sampling error for certain occupations, based on previous survey experiences. (See section on "Reliability of estimates" below for discussion of sampling error.) Data collection and payroll reference Data for the survey were obtained primarily by personal visits of the Bureau's field economists to a sample of establishments within the Parkersburg—Marietta, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collection for the survey was from June 1995 through September 1995 and reflects an average payroll reference month of August 1995. Data obtained for a payroll period prior to the end of July 1995 were updated to include general wage changes, if granted, scheduled to be effective through that date.  Sampling frame The list of establishments from which the survey sample was selected (the sampling frame) was developed from the State unemployment insurance reports for the Parkersburg—Marietta, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (January 1992). Establishments with 50 workers or more during the sampling frame's reference period were included in the survey sample even if they employed fewer than 50 workers at the time of the survey. The sampling frame was reviewed for completeness and accuracy prior to the survey and, when necessary, corrections were made: Missing establishments were added; out-of-business and out-of-scope establishments were removed; and addresses, employment levels, industry classification, and other information were updated.  Occupational Pay Occupational pay data are shown for full-time workers, i.e., those hired to work a regular weekly schedule. Pay data exclude premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases—but not bonuses—under cost-ofliving allowance clauses and incentive payments, however, are included in the pay data. Unless otherwise indicated, the pay data following the job titles are for all industries combined. Pay data for some of the occupations for all industries combined (or for some industry divisions within the scope of the survey) are not presented in the A-series tables because either (1) data did not provide statistically  Survey design The survey design includes classifying individual establishments into groups (strata) based on industry and employment size, determining the size of the sample for each group (stratum), and selecting an establishment sample from each stratum. The establishment sample size in a stratum was determined by expected number of employees to be found (based on previous occupational pay surveys) in  A-1  of the sample establishments (representing 93 employees) were either out of business or outside the scope of the survey. If data were not provided by a sample member, the weights (based on the probability of selection in the sample) of responding sample establishments were adjusted to account for the missing data. The weights for establishments which were out of business or outside the scope of the survey were changed to zero. Some sampled establishments had a policy of not disclosing salary data for certain employees. No adjustments were made to pay estimates for the survey as a result of these missing data. The proportion of employees for whom pay data were not available was less than 5 percent. The two jobs were personnel specialists II (10.0 pecent) and personnel specialists III (6.7 percent).  reliable results, or (2) there was the possibility of disclosure of individual establishment data. Pay data not shown separately for industry divisions are included in data for all industries combined. Average pay reflect areawide estimates. Industries and establishments differ in pay levels and job staffing, and thus contribute differently to the estimates for each job. Therefore, average pay may not reflect the pay differential among jobs within individual establishments. A-series tables provide distributions of workers by pay intervals The mean is computed for each job by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number of workers. The median designates position—one-half of the workers receive the same as or more and one-half receive the same as or less than the rate shown. The middle range is defined by two rates of pay; one-fourth of the workers earn the same as or less than the lower of these rates and one-fourth earn the same as or more than the higher rate. Medians and middle ranges are not provided when they do not meet reliability criteria. Occupations surveyed are common to a variety of public and private industries, and were selected from the following employment groups: (1) Professional and administrative; (2) technical and protective service; (3) clerical; (4) maintenance and toolroom; and (5) material movement and custodial. Occupational classification was based on a uniform set of job descriptions designed to take account of interestablishment variation in duties within the same job. Occupations selected for study are listed and described in appendix B, along with corresponding occupational codes and titles from the 1980 edition of the Standard Occupational Classification Manual. Job descriptions used to classify employees in this survey usually are more generalized than those used in individual establishments to allow for minor differences among establishments in specific duties performed. Average weekly hours for professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations refer to the standard workweek (rounded to the nearest tenth of an hour) for which employees receive regular straight-time pay. Average weekly pay for these occupations are rounded to the nearest dollar. Occupational employment estimates represent the total in all establishments within the scope of the study and not the number actually surveyed. Because occupational structures among establishments differ, estimates of occupational employment obtained from the sample of establishments studied serve only to indicate the relative importance of the jobs studied.  Reliability of estimates The statistics in this bulletin are derived from a probability sample. There are two types of errors possible in an estimate based on a sample survey—sampling and nonsampling. Sampling errors occur because observations come only from a sample, not the entire population. The particular sample used in this survey is one of a number of all possible samples of the same size that could have been selected using the sample design. Estimates derived from the different samples would differ from each other. Nonsampling errors can stem from many sources, such as inability to obtain information from some establishments; difficulties with survey definitions; inability of respondents to provide correct information; mistakes in recording or coding the data obtained; and other errors of collection, response, coverage, and estimation of missing data. Although not specifically measured, the survey's nonsampling errors are expected to be minimal due to the high response rate, the extensive and continuous training of field economists who gather survey data by personal visit, careful screening of data at several levels of review, annual evaluation of the suitability of job definitions, and thorough field testing of new or revised job definitions.  1 For this survey, an establishment is an economic unit which produces goods or services, a central administrative office, or an auxiliary unit providing support services to a company. In manufacturing industries, the establishment is usually at a single physical location. In service-producing industries, all locations of an individual company in a Metropolitan Statistical Area are usually considered an establishment. In government, an establishment is defined as all locations of a government entity.  Survey nonresponse Data were not available from 17.2 percent of the sample establishments (representing 6,842 employees covered by the survey). An additional 1.0 percent  A-2  Appendix table 1. Establishments and workers within scope of survey and number studied, Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH1, August 1995 Number of establishments Industry  Workers in establishments  division2  Within scope of survey4 Within scope of survey3  Studied  Studied Number  Percent  All divisions .........................................................................................  189  80  32,932  100  20,241  Private industry ............................................................................. Goods producing .................................................................... Manufacturing ................................................................... Construction5 .................................................................... Service producing ................................................................... Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ....................................................... Retail trade7 ...................................................................... Finance, insurance, and real estate7 ................................ Services7 ..........................................................................  169 54 46 8 115  64 18 15 3 46  27,204 11,824 10,894 930 15,380  83 36 33 3 47  15,055 5,321 4,971 350 9,734  11 54 7 33  6 12 5 22  913 5,484 911 7,862  3 17 3 24  516 1,958 665 6,574  State and local government ..........................................................  20  16  5,728  17  5,186  Health services8 ............................................................................ Private industry ................................................................. Hospitals ................................................................................. Private industry .................................................................  16 15 5 5  10 9 4 4  4,903 4,636 3,537 3,537  15 14 11 11  4,106 3,839 3,337 3,337  1 The Parkersburg-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget through October 1984, consists of Wood County, WV; and Washington County, OH. The "workers within scope of survey" estimates provide a reasonably accurate description of the size and composition of the labor force included in the survey. Estimates are not intended, however, for comparison with other statistical series to measure employment trends or levels since (1) planning of wage surveys requires establishment data compiled considerably in advance of the payroll period studied, and (2) establishments employing fewer than 50 workers are excluded from the scope of the survey. 2 The Standard Industrial Classification Manual was used in classifying establishments by industry. 3 Includes all establishments with at least 50 total employees. In goods producing, an establishment is defined as a single physical location where industrial operations are performed. In service producing industries, an establishment is defined as all locations of a company in the area within the same industry division. In government, an establishment is  generally defined as all locations of a government entity. 4 Includes all workers in all establishments with total employment (within an area) at or above the minimum limitations. 5 Separate data for this division are not shown in the A-series tables, but the division is represented in the "all industries" and "goods producing" estimates. 6 Abbreviated to "Transportation and utilities" in the A-series tables. This division is represented in the "all industries" and "service producing" estimates. 7 Separate data for this division are not shown in the A-series tables, but the division is represented in the "all industries" and "service producing" estimates. 8 Health services includes establishments primarily engaged in furnishing medical, surgical, and other health services to persons. Note: Overall industries may include data for industry divisions not shown separately.  11
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