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Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Corpus Christi, Texas, Metropolitan Area, September 1995  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin 3080-37  ________________________________________________________________ Preface This bulletin provides results of a September 1995 survey of occupational pay in the Corpus Christi, TX 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 Dallas, under the direction of Hal R. Corley, 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 Dallas Regional Office at (214) 767-6970. 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 1994, see  Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, GPO bookstores, and the  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only, Corpus Christi, TX.  Bureau of Labor Statistics, Publications Sales Center, P.O. Box 2145, Chicago, IL 60690-2145.  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Corpus Christi, Texas, Metropolitan Area, September 1995  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Robert B. Reich, Secretary Bureau of Labor Statistics Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner February 1996 Bulletin 3080-37  Contents  Page  Page  Introduction ..............................................................................................................  2  Tables—Continued  Tables:  A-4.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom  All establishments:  A-5.  Hourly pay of material movement and custodial  occupations ................................................................................  A-1.  administrative occupations ........................................................ A-2.  A-3.  occupations ................................................................................  Weekly hours and pay of professional and  10  11  3 Appendixes:  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations ...................................................................  6  A.  Scope and method of survey .........................................................  A-1  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ..............................  8  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 Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area (Nueces and San Patricio Counties) 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 pay 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. 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 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, Corpus Christi, TX, September 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $606 638 552  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  300 and under 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 and over  4 5 –  5 3 12  7 7 7  10 9 12  5 1 17  18 18 19  10 10 10  6 6 7  3 1 7  4 4 2  21 26 7  3 4 –  2 3 –  2 3 –  – – –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants ................................................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  159 117 42  39.9 40.0 39.4  $649 679 565  $462 551 456  – – –  $825 836 628  Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  22 12  40.0 40.0  411 441  – –  – –  – –  – –  27 –  36 42  14 25  5 8  9 17  9 8  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  64 52 12  39.8 40.0 39.2  561 569 525  574 577 –  462 462 –  – – –  606 627 –  – – –  – – –  13 15 –  23 21 33  6 2 25  25 23 33  20 23 8  3 4 –  – – –  6 8 –  3 4 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  44 32 12  39.7 40.0 38.9  735 765 656  707 823 –  582 605 –  – – –  875 885 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 – 17  23 25 17  5 – 17  18 16 25  5 3 8  2 3 –  32 38 17  11 16 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  26 22  40.0 40.0  884 920  851 –  836 –  – –  885 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 –  4 –  – –  4 –  – –  65 73  – –  12 14  12 14  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Attorneys ..................................................... State and local government ......................  52 51  39.9 39.9  725 726  660 660  628 628  – –  802 805  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  12 12  27 27  21 22  6 4  10 10  10 10  12 12  4 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  18 17  39.7 39.7  702 702  – 659  – 646  – –  – 733  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  28 29  39 41  11 6  11 12  6 6  6 6  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3: State and local government ..................  12  40.0  809  Engineers .................................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  623 566 57  40.0 40.0 40.0  1,144 1,183 751  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  20 20  40.0 40.0  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  46 38 8  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  17  8  25  33  17  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  1,154 1,166 741  944 1,004 650  – – –  1,350 1,360 818  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) 1 –  1 1 7  1 ( 3) 7  1 – 16  1 – 14  2 1 18  4 3 9  9 9 12  10 10 14  12 13 –  14 16 –  13 14 2  12 13 –  10 11 2  3 3 –  2 3 –  2 2 –  1 1 –  693 693  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  15 15  20 20  5 5  – –  – –  – –  25 25  30 30  5 5  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  40.0 40.0 40.0  790 829 608  817 822 –  759 817 –  – – –  846 858 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  9 – 50  2 – 13  2 – 13  – – –  9 11 –  7 5 13  57 66 13  15 18 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  144 126  40.0 40.0  936 972  962 975  875 904  – –  1,037 1,044  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 –  5 –  1 –  3 –  7 8  14 16  33 37  26 29  9 10  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  261 243  40.0 40.0  1,182 1,214  1,195 1,202  1,110 1,144  – –  1,280 1,289  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) –  3 –  2 –  1 –  1 –  2 1  14 15  29 31  26 28  15 16  7 7  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 5 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  128 119  40.0 40.0  1,417 1,456  1,420 1,440  1,360 1,375  – –  1,500 1,500  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  2 –  2 –  2 –  – –  – –  9 9  26 28  31 34  12 13  10 11  5 5  1 1  Level 6 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  23 19  40.0 40.0  1,559 1,668  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 –  9 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  22 21  13 16  9 11  30 37  See footnotes at end of table.  3  13 16  4  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Corpus Christi, TX, September 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— 300 and under 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 and over  – $1,559 – 1,674  – –  – –  – –  1 –  2 –  2 –  2 –  4 1  3 1  3 3  8 9  9 10  14 15  3 3  7 8  5 5  1 1  15 17  5 5  14 16  5 5  Middle range  Scientists ..................................................... Private industry .........................................  111 99  40.0 40.0  $1,247 1,324  $1,273 1,299  $964 1,035  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  28 26  40.0 40.0  955 976  995 995  883 883  – –  1,048 1,050  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 –  – –  – –  29 31  36 38  29 31  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  35 35  40.0 40.0  1,346 1,346  1,308 1,308  1,135 1,135  – –  1,554 1,554  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  20 20  9 9  20 20  9 9  – –  43 43  – –  – –  – –  Scientists, Physical/Biological .................. Private industry .........................................  110 99  40.0 40.0  1,254 1,324  1,279 1,299  987 1,035  – –  1,559 1,674  – –  – –  – –  1 –  2 –  1 –  2 –  4 1  3 1  3 3  8 9  9 10  14 15  3 3  7 8  5 5  1 1  15 17  5 5  15 16  5 5  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  28 26  40.0 40.0  955 976  995 995  883 883  – –  1,048 1,050  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 –  – –  – –  29 31  36 38  29 31  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  35 35  40.0 40.0  1,346 1,346  1,308 1,308  1,135 1,135  – –  1,554 1,554  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  20 20  9 9  20 20  9 9  – –  43 43  – –  – –  – –  Buyer/Contracting Specialists .................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  49 38 11  39.7 40.0 38.5  768 820 589  700 782 –  626 673 –  – – –  923 966 –  – – –  – – –  2 – 9  16 16 18  4 – 18  2 – 9  2 – 9  22 24 18  4 3 9  12 13 9  8 11 –  10 13 –  6 8 –  8 11 –  – – –  – – –  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ......................................................  17  39.2  714  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  12  –  –  6  29  6  35  6  –  6  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  20 17  40.0 40.0  873 910  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  5 –  – –  30 29  5 –  – –  15 18  25 29  10 12  10 12  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Computer Programmers ............................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  65 45 20  39.7 40.0 39.1  647 621 706  606 597 719  557 534 574  – – –  753 653 848  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  25 27 20  25 31 10  15 16 15  5 7 –  5 2 10  11 11 10  14 7 30  2 – 5  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  33 10  39.6 38.6  564 584  571 –  519 –  – –  597 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  48 40  36 20  12 30  – –  3 10  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  30 22  39.9 40.0  720 688  732 –  619 –  – –  808 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  13 18  20 27  10 14  7 5  23 23  27 14  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Computer Systems Analysts ..................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  53 44 9  39.9 40.0 39.5  957 1,000 747  933 957 –  871 887 –  – – –  1,077 1,127 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  9 – 56  6 7 –  2 – 11  – – –  26 32 –  25 23 33  11 14 –  9 11 –  6 7 –  2 2 –  – – –  4 5 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  31 25 6  39.9 40.0 39.2  862 887 756  890 890 –  817 871 –  – – –  940 940 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  10 – 50  10 12 –  3 – 17  – – –  42 52 –  26 24 33  10 12 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  15 15  40.0 40.0  1,132 1,132  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  20 20  20 20  33 33  20 20  7 7  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  See footnotes at end of table.  4  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Corpus Christi, TX, September 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  300 and under 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 and over  Personnel Specialists ................................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  116 85 31  39.8 40.0 39.2  $740 738 746  $671 671 660  $555 577 554  – – –  $847 847 845  – – –  – – –  1 – 3  8 8 6  10 9 13  16 18 13  6 4 13  15 18 6  11 9 16  1 – 3  10 13 3  6 8 –  6 6 6  3 4 3  3 – 13  – – –  2 2 –  – – –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  39 34  40.0 40.0  572 573  555 555  517 517  – –  600 600  – –  – –  3 –  18 21  18 21  31 26  8 9  18 18  – –  – –  5 6  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  41 28 13  40.0 40.0 40.0  693 711 654  669 675 –  621 654 –  – – –  739 802 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 – 15  17 21 8  10 – 31  24 32 8  24 18 38  – – –  15 21 –  5 7 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  19 15  39.9 40.0  964 974  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  11 13  5 –  21 20  16 20  32 27  16 20  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  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 4  Less than 0.5 percent. Workers were distributed as follows: 11 percent at $1,800 and under $1,900 and 5 percent at $2,200 and under $2,300.  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-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Corpus Christi, TX, September 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  275 and under 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  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 and over  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators .................................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  59 40 19  39.8 40.0 39.5  $416 398 455  $390 350 439  $325 298 368  – – –  $500 487 548  19 27 –  5 7 –  14 15 11  8 5 16  7 7 5  5 2 11  8 5 16  5 2 11  5 5 5  3 5 –  5 5 5  10 7 16  2 – 5  – – –  3 5 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  41 24 17  39.8 40.0 39.5  390 354 441  369 – 435  331 – 368  – – –  442 – 473  20 33 –  – – –  20 25 12  12 8 18  10 13 6  7 4 12  12 8 18  5 – 12  – – –  2 4 –  5 4 6  7 – 18  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Drafters ........................................................ Private industry .........................................  140 131  40.0 40.0  576 584  580 589  480 500  – –  678 680  4 4  3 3  – –  5 3  4 4  4 3  4 3  2 2  2 2  4 4  11 11  13 12  16 18  8 8  9 9  8 8  2 2  2 2  1 1  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  36 36  40.0 40.0  522 522  520 520  445 445  – –  600 600  – –  – –  – –  8 8  8 8  3 3  6 6  6 6  8 8  14 14  6 6  11 11  28 28  3 3  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  60 51  40.0 40.0  627 655  635 640  567 588  – –  696 720  – –  – –  – –  5 –  – –  2 –  2 –  – –  – –  2 –  7 6  23 24  20 24  15 18  12 14  10 12  2 2  – –  2 2  – –  – –  Engineering Technicians ........................... Private industry .........................................  139 139  40.0 40.0  933 933  900 900  780 780  – –  1,120 1,120  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  – –  – –  – –  2 2  – –  2 2  – –  6 6  2 2  11 11  21 21  3 3  6 6  4 4  Engineering Technicians, Civil: State and local government ......................  95  40.0  515  497  424  –  609  1  1  4  2  4  15  5  9  12  3  7  9  12  11  4  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 2: State and local government ..................  13  40.0  401  –  –  –  –  –  8  –  15  31  31  –  8  8  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  25 25  40.0 40.0  452 452  438 438  424 424  – –  468 468  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  40 40  20 20  20 20  8 8  4 4  8 8  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4: State and local government ..................  16  40.0  505  488  484  –  516  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  19  50  13  6  6  6  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 5 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  36 36  40.0 40.0  631 631  629 629  591 591  – –  676 676  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  11 11  22 22  28 28  28 28  11 11  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  See footnotes at end of table.  6  41 41  3  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Corpus Christi, TX, September 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  275 and under 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  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 and over  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS Corrections Officers ................................... State and local government ......................  194 194  42.4 42.4  $403 403  $403 403  $403 403  – –  $403 403  – –  – –  – –  5 5  6 6  82 82  6 6  – –  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters .................................................. State and local government ......................  263 263  48.0 48.0  658 658  660 660  645 645  – –  685 685  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  9 9  26 26  65 65  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Police Officers ............................................ State and local government ......................  561 561  41.2 41.2  595 595  699 699  424 424  – –  745 745  – –  3 3  2 2  4 4  2 2  21 21  4 4  6 6  ( 4) ( 4)  – –  ( 4) ( 4)  2 2  2 2  7 7  34 34  14 14  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  561 561  41.2 41.2  595 595  699 699  424 424  – –  745 745  – –  3 3  2 2  4 4  2 2  21 21  4 4  6 6  ( 4) ( 4)  – –  ( 4) ( 4)  2 2  2 2  7 7  34 34  14 14  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  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 Workers were distributed as follows: 9 percent at $1,000 and under $1,050; 4 percent at $1,050 and under $1,100; 6 percent  at $1,100 and under $1,150; 3 percent at $1,150 and under $1,200; 13 percent at $1,200 and under $1,250; 3 percent at $1,250 and under $1,300; 1 percent at $1,300 and under $1,350; 1 percent at $1,350 and under $1,400; and 1 percent at $1,400 and under $1,450. 4 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.  7  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Corpus Christi, TX, September 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  650 700  700 750  Clerks, Accounting ..................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  576 411 165  39.9 40.0 39.7  $345 342 353  $320 314 339  $290 280 301  – – –  $397 381 411  – – –  1 1 1  3 4 3  14 17 4  18 18 15  16 15 18  8 6 14  10 9 11  6 7 4  6 5 7  7 5 12  4 2 10  2 3 –  2 3 –  1 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) –  1 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) –  – – –  – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  45 30  40.0 40.0  278 289  294 294  240 294  – –  294 301  – –  4 7  27 17  9 –  40 47  9 13  7 10  4 7  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  304 247 57  40.0 40.0 39.8  318 312 340  297 290 316  272 271 308  – – –  342 330 393  – – –  2 2 –  3 3 –  24 27 11  24 28 5  18 13 40  6 5 9  6 5 7  3 2 5  7 4 16  5 4 7  1 2 –  1 2 –  1 2 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  205 135 70  39.8 40.0 39.4  389 387 393  378 370 405  335 332 335  – – –  439 422 442  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) – 1  5 2 11  16 22 4  9 8 11  18 19 16  13 17 6  7 8 4  13 7 23  8 – 23  3 5 –  4 6 –  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  2 4 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 4 ......................................................  22  40.0  457  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  32  5  –  –  –  18  5  –  27  5  –  5  5  –  –  3  3  3  Clerks, General ........................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  616 149 467  39.8 39.6 39.8  300 311 296  287 312 287  283 280 285  – – –  316 355 316  4 17 –  1 3 –  3 – 4  9 4 11  42 13 52  21 23 21  9 13 8  6 13 4  2 4 1  1 5 ( 3)  ( ) 2 –  ( ) 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( ) 2 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  15 15  39.4 39.4  245 245  235 235  235 235  – –  256 256  – –  – –  73 73  20 20  7 7  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  168 95 73  39.2 39.3 39.0  278 274 284  280 283 268  259 197 268  – – –  310 310 299  15 26 –  2 4 –  – – –  27 6 53  22 20 25  17 26 5  14 13 15  1 1 1  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  195 163  40.0 40.0  304 295  287 287  287 287  – –  314 294  – –  – –  2 2  4 5  61 73  13 11  5 2  11 3  3 4  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  238 216  40.0 40.0  315 305  309 307  285 285  – –  318 316  – –  – –  1 1  – –  43 48  32 34  11 11  5 5  2 ( 3)  2 ( 3)  1 –  ( 3) –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Key Entry Operators ................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  112 53 59  39.9 40.0 39.8  314 295 331  294 280 307  280 240 294  – – –  359 312 365  – – –  4 8 –  10 21 –  8 17 –  31 26 36  15 6 24  4 – 7  12 4 19  5 4 7  8 9 7  – – –  4 6 2  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  68 31  40.0 40.0  294 268  294 250  250 240  – –  306 280  – –  6 13  9 19  13 29  43 26  10 –  1 –  10 6  7 6  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  44 22  39.8 39.6  345 358  343 356  294 319  – –  409 383  – –  – –  11 –  – –  14 –  23 32  7 14  14 27  2 5  20 18  – –  9 5  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  See footnotes at end of table.  8  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Corpus Christi, TX, September 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $354 350 366  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  $318 300 318  – – –  $420 401 428  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  650 700  700 750  – – –  – – –  – – –  8 10 5  12 15 5  7 – 20  22 25 15  12 13 10  7 7 5  10 7 15  10 10 10  – – –  2 – 5  3 2 5  – – –  2 – 5  – – –  – – –  – – –  7 10 –  – – –  Personnel Assistants ................................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  60 40 20  39.8 40.0 39.3  $380 381 378  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  19 16  40.0 40.0  333 338  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  11 13  21 25  16 –  11 13  21 25  16 19  – –  5 6  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  25 17 8  39.6 40.0 38.9  392 399 376  372 – –  337 – –  – – –  424 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  4 – 13  40 47 25  12 6 25  4 – 13  16 18 13  12 18 –  – – –  4 – 13  4 6 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  4 6 –  – – –  Level 4: State and local government ..................  7  39.3  441  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  14  –  –  29  29  –  –  14  –  14  –  –  –  –  –  3  3  Secretaries .................................................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  418 200 218  39.5 40.0 39.0  408 437 381  377 402 360  328 343 309  – – –  479 531 440  – – –  ( ) 1 –  – – –  2 3 ( 3)  7 – 14  14 9 18  13 15 12  12 14 10  9 5 13  8 10 6  4 2 5  5 5 4  5 3 7  4 3 5  4 7 1  ( ) 1 –  5 8 2  2 4 –  1 2 –  1 ( 3) 1  2 4 ( 3)  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  116 67 49  39.4 40.0 38.7  327 342 307  320 343 288  278 314 278  – – –  355 363 309  – – –  2 3 –  – – –  6 9 2  25 – 59  20 19 20  16 25 2  18 27 6  3 1 4  6 9 2  2 – 4  3 6 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  120 58 62  39.7 40.0 39.3  433 447 419  410 404 426  360 364 354  – – –  488 528 485  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 – 3  2 – 5  14 19 10  15 14 16  13 14 11  7 10 5  5 – 10  13 12 15  7 2 13  8 3 13  2 3 –  1 2 –  2 3 –  6 12 –  2 5 –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  162 68 94  39.4 40.0 39.0  437 505 388  406 525 377  346 421 318  – – –  530 595 409  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  20 9 29  9 3 14  5 3 6  12 3 19  10 12 9  5 7 3  – – –  8 7 9  4 6 3  9 18 3  – – –  10 16 5  1 3 –  1 3 –  – – –  4 10 –  Switchboard-Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  92 79 13  39.7 39.8 38.7  270 264 306  277 265 –  240 224 –  – – –  289 282 –  – – –  23 27 –  8 9 –  15 16 8  33 29 54  10 9 15  8 9 –  3 1 15  – – –  1 – 8  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  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-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Corpus Christi, TX, September 1995  Occupation and level  Number of workers  Hourly pay (in dollars)1  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  Under 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 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 10.00 10.50 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00  General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  254 157 97  $8.38 8.47 8.24  $8.29 8.25 8.29  $7.08 6.50 7.21  – – –  $9.68 10.22 9.15  5 8 –  6 9 2  3 4 2  4 3 6  7 5 9  6 3 10  9 9 9  13 11 16  10 8 13  10 8 14  4 3 7  8 11 4  3 3 3  10 15 2  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 2 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  198 130 68  7.76 7.79 7.70  8.01 8.16 7.59  6.50 6.00 6.78  – – –  8.93 9.17 8.51  6 9 –  8 11 3  4 5 3  5 3 9  9 6 13  8 4 15  10 9 10  15 13 19  12 10 15  8 9 4  5 3 9  8 12 –  – – –  4 6 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  56 27 29  10.59 11.75 9.51  10.49 11.98 9.48  9.15 10.51 8.72  – – –  11.98 11.98 10.46  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  7 7 7  5 – 10  5 – 10  20 – 38  2 – 3  11 7 14  13 15 10  32 59 7  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 11 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  167 145 22  16.80 17.15 14.50  16.75 16.75 15.38  13.85 13.85 11.26  – – –  20.73 20.73 16.51  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 – 9  2 – 18  2 – 14  28 32 –  7 7 5  7 6 14  16 14 23  1 – 5  2 – 14  – – –  35 41 –  Maintenance Machinists ............................ Private industry .........................................  132 132  18.04 18.04  20.25 20.25  15.21 15.21  – –  20.89 20.89  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  2 2  9 9  – –  – –  – –  22 22  – –  – –  9 9  – –  55 55  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry .........................................  183 182  18.15 18.18  20.44 20.44  13.85 13.85  – –  20.44 20.44  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  1 –  3 3  28 29  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  66 66  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  134 94 40  11.23 10.87 12.06  10.32 9.10 11.95  8.10 7.60 10.59  – – –  13.73 16.75 13.49  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  13 19 –  8 10 5  7 10 –  7 10 –  10 13 5  4 3 5  2 – 7  4 3 7  7 1 22  9 4 20  4 2 7  2 – 7  4 – 13  16 22 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 3 –  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  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Corpus Christi, TX, September 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 5.25  5.25 5.50  5.50 5.75  5.75 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 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 and 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 over  Guards ......................................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  370 342 28  $6.34 6.31 6.70  $5.79 5.50 6.74  $5.00 5.00 5.96  – – –  $7.14 6.75 7.15  5 5 –  6 6 4  5 6 –  23 25 –  7 8 –  4 4 –  2 ( 2) 21  14 14 11  9 7 25  3 1 25  4 4 11  3 3 –  2 2 4  1 1 –  2 2 –  8 9 –  1 1 –  ( 2) ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  334 316 18  6.01 5.98 6.49  5.25 5.25 6.67  5.00 5.00 6.18  – – –  6.60 6.58 7.00  5 5 –  7 7 6  6 6 –  25 27 –  8 9 –  4 4 –  1 ( 2) 17  15 15 17  9 8 33  3 2 22  4 4 6  3 3 –  2 2 –  1 1 –  2 2 –  3 3 –  1 1 –  ( 2) ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2: State and local government ..................  10  7.07  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  30  –  10  30  20  –  10  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Janitors ........................................................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  1,245 699 546  5.84 5.35 6.46  5.73 5.00 6.02  4.74 4.38 5.73  – – –  6.46 5.79 7.15  18 31 1  7 13 2 ( )  3 5 2  10 15 3  5 8 2  11 2 22  10 3 17  11 6 17  7 7 7  4 3 5  4 3 6  6 ( 2) 13  2 2 1  ( 2) – 1  ( 2) – 1  ( 2) – ( 2)  – – –  1 2 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Material Movement and Storage Workers ....................................... Private industry .........................................  268 262  9.37 9.36  8.80 8.80  7.12 7.12  – –  9.68 9.68  – –  1 2  – –  1 2  1 1  – –  1 2  1 1  12 11  19 19  ( 2) ( 2)  3 3  15 15  17 17  10 10  – –  3 3  ( 2) ( 2)  3 3  1 2  – –  4 5  6 6  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  239 236  9.46 9.49  8.80 8.85  7.47 7.47  – –  9.68 9.68  – –  – –  – –  2 2  – –  – –  2 2  – –  9 8  21 21  ( 2) ( 2)  4 3  17 17  19 19  11 11  – –  1 1  ( 2) ( 2)  3 3  – –  – –  5 5  6 6  Shipping/Receiving Clerks ........................ Private industry .....................................  46 46  10.41 10.41  9.68 9.68  8.50 8.50  – –  13.05 13.05  – –  – –  – –  9 9  – –  – –  9 9  – –  – –  4 4  – –  – –  7 7  7 7  28 28  – –  7 7  2 2  15 15  – –  – –  – –  Truckdrivers ................................................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  658 572 86  9.07 9.32 7.40  9.00 9.27 7.53  6.95 6.95 6.36  – – –  11.12 11.12 8.00  1 1 –  1 1 –  – – –  1 1 –  ( 2) 1 –  1 1 –  2 2 –  13 11 27  11 10 15  4 4 7  7 5 22  4 3 10  5 4 16  8 9 1  3 3 1  ( 2) 1 –  26 30 –  12 14 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Medium Truck ...........................................  37  8.04  8.00  7.49  –  8.53  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  5  22  11  32  14  8  –  8  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Tractor Trailer: Private industry .....................................  42  9.69  9.38  8.50  –  11.81  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  5  –  31  14  24  –  26  –  –  –  –  –  –  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.  3  3  13 13  All workers were at $17.00 and under $18.00.  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.  11  Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey  Scope This survey of the Corpus Christi, TX 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.  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 Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collection for the survey was from July 1995 through October 1995 and reflects an average payroll reference month of September 1995. Data obtained for a payroll period prior to the end of August 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 Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area (September 1993). 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 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.  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 professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations. A-1  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 which affected one of the occupational work levels published in this bulletin. The proportion of employees for whom pay data were not available was less than 5 percent  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 8.3 percent of the sample establishments (representing 8,219 employees covered by the survey). An additional 4.1 percent of the sample establishments (representing 2,411 employees) were either out of  A-2  Appendix table 1. Establishments and workers within scope of survey and number studied, Corpus Christi, TX 1, September 1995 Number of establishments Industry  Workers in establishments  division2  Within scope of survey4 Within scope of survey3  Studied  Studied Number  Percent  All divisions .........................................................................................  363  119  76,595  100  41,763  Private industry ............................................................................. Goods producing .................................................................... Manufacturing ................................................................... Mining5 .............................................................................. Construction5 .................................................................... Service producing ................................................................... Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ....................................................... Retail trade7 ...................................................................... Finance, insurance, and real estate7 ................................ Services7 ..........................................................................  328 70 33 10 27 258  97 23 14 3 6 74  53,965 12,550 9,500 590 2,460 41,415  70 16 12 1 3 54  21,604 5,472 4,671 217 584 16,132  24 86 21 118  10 17 4 42  3,320 15,954 2,208 19,645  4 21 3 26  2,015 3,945 506 9,634  State and local government ..........................................................  35  22  22,630  30  20,159  1 The Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area,as defined by the Office of Management and Budget through June 1994, consists of Nueces and San Patricio Counties. The "workers within scope of survey" estimates provide a reasonably accurate description of thesize and composition of the labor force included in thesurvey. Estimates are not intended, however, for comparison with other statistical series to measureemployment trends or levels since (1) planning ofwage surveys requires establishment data compiled considerably in advance of the payroll periodstudied, and (2) establishments employing fewer than 50workers are excluded from the scope of the survey. 2 The Standard Industrial ClassificationManual was used in classifying establishments by industry. 3 Includes all establishments with at least 50 totalemployees. In goods producing, an establishment isdefined as a single physical location whereindustrial operations are performed. In service producing industries, an establishment is defined as alllocations of a  company in the area within the same industry division. In government, an establishment isgenerally defined as all locations of a government entity. 4 Includes all workers in all establishments withtotal employment (within an area) at or above the minimumlimitations. 5 Separate data for this division are not shown inthe A-series tables, but the division is represented inthe "all industries" and "goods producing"estimates. 6 Abbreviated to "Transportation and utilities" in the A-series tables. This division is representedin the "all industries" and "service producing"estimates. 7 Separate data for this division are not shown inthe A-series tables, but the division is represented inthe "all industries" and "service producing"estimates. Note: Overall industries may include data forindustry divisions not shown separately.  A-3
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