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Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  West Palm Beach—Boca Raton, Florida, Metropolitan Area, February 1996  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin 3085-10  ________________________________________________________________ Preface This bulletin provides results of a February 1996 survey of occupational pay in the West Palm Beach—Boca Raton 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 Atlanta, under the direction of Dianne R. Farrior, 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 sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, GPO bookstores, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Publications Sales Center, P.O. Box 2145, Chicago, IL 60690-2145.  For additional information regarding this survey or similar surveys conducted in this regional area, please contact the BLS Atlanta Regional Office at (404) 347-4416. 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.  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  West Palm Beach—Boca Raton, Florida, Metropolitan Area, February 1996  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Robert B. Reich, Secretary Bureau of Labor Statistics Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner July 1996 Bulletin 3085-10  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  8  9  3 Appendixes:  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations ....................................................................  5  A.  Scope and method of survey .........................................................  A-1  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ...............................  6  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 West Palm Beach—Boca Raton Metropolitan Statistical Area (Palm Beach County) was conducted as part of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Compensation Survey Program. The survey is one of a number conducted annually in metropolitan areas 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. 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. Occupational pay information is presented for all industries covered by the survey and, where possible, for private industry 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, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL, February 1996  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $827 858 566  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of— 350 and under 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 and over  – $1,000 – 1,058 – 718  2 – 11  2 – 11  2 1 6  5 3 15  10 8 20  7 7 4  2 2 5  14 14 11  5 5 5  8 8 4  9 10 1  8 8 3  ( 3) 1 –  7 9 –  11 13 –  4 4 2  4 4 –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) 1 –  Middle range  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants ................................................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  614 518 96  40.0 40.0 40.0  $840 885 596  $640 700 482  Level 1: State and local government ..................  25  40.0  441  –  –  –  –  32  24  16  20  8  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  202 175 27  40.0 40.0 40.0  669 689 544  640 700 –  596 614 –  – – –  731 731 –  1 – 11  1 – 11  ( 3) – 4  9 9 11  20 14 56  18 21 –  4 5 –  26 29 7  1 1 –  11 13 –  4 5 –  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  199 167 32  40.0 40.0 40.0  829 853 703  827 847 –  747 750 –  – – –  921 941 –  – – –  1 – 6  – – –  1 – 6  8 8 3  2 – 13  3 – 16  16 14 28  14 15 9  13 13 9  10 12 –  19 21 9  – – –  9 10 –  6 7 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  117 107  40.0 40.0  1,018 1,045  1,058 1,061  890 903  – –  1,126 1,126  – –  – –  1 –  3 –  1 –  – –  – –  – –  2 –  – –  21 23  3 4  3 3  24 26  33 36  4 3  4 5  – –  – –  – –  – –  Attorneys ..................................................... State and local government ......................  168 85  40.0 40.0  1,554 916  1,346 931  865 596  – –  2,535 1,218  – –  – –  7 13  3 6  7 13  1 2  1 1  3 6  3 6  1 1  2 –  2 5  4 7  6 7  2 5  6 12  8 11  4 1  1 1  1 2  Engineers .................................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  1,058 991 67  40.0 40.0 40.0  1,165 1,178 974  1,154 1,167 948  948 989 813  – – –  1,316 1,323 1,129  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 2 3  4 4 1  2 2 1  2 1 6  2 2 6  3 2 16  5 5 6  7 6 13  3 2 10  14 14 6  15 16 13  17 17 6  8 8 9  5 5 –  5 5 1  2 3 –  Level 2 ......................................................  76  40.0  745  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  29  17  1  18  21  8  –  4  1  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ......................................................  293  40.0  956  948  880  –  1,088  –  –  –  –  5  5  –  ( 3)  1  3  17  22  6  20  15  5  1  –  –  –  –  Level 4: State and local government ..................  23  40.0  1,053  988  885  –  1,271  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  22  4  4  26  4  9  9  22  –  –  –  –  4  39 1 6 7 –  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS Budget Analysts: Level 2: State and local government ..................  12  40.0  705  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  17  17  17  17  25  8  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Buyer/Contracting Specialists .................. Private industry .........................................  82 66  40.0 40.0  629 651  577 –  534 –  – –  637 –  5 5  6 6  5 3  21 17  28 32  20 21  2 –  2 3  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 5  7 9  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Computer Programmers ............................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  559 504 55  40.0 40.0 40.0  790 803 673  714 737 652  606 615 584  – – –  972 993 783  – – –  – – –  1 – 5  6 7 –  17 15 33  9 9 11  9 8 18  11 11 5  5 4 9  4 4 5  7 6 13  4 4 –  6 7 –  13 14 –  8 9 –  1 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  99 19  40.0 40.0  666 660  643 643  590 594  – –  717 698  – –  – –  – –  – –  35 47  27 5  5 26  12 –  8 11  8 11  2 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ......................................................  139  40.0  682  673  652  –  707  –  –  –  2  6  17  29  33  9  2  3  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  See footnotes at end of table.  3  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL, February 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Computer Systems Analysts: State and local government ......................  34  40.0  $748  Level 1: State and local government ..................  16  40.0  679  Median  –  $690  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  –  $630  –  –  –  $692  350 and under 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 and over  –  –  –  –  3  18  21  26  3  15  –  9  6  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  6  31  44  13  –  –  –  6  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  3  Level 2 ......................................................  465  40.0  946  962  885  –  1,000  –  –  –  –  –  ( )  3  3  12  11  5  31  36  –  –  –  –  –  Personnel Specialists ................................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  346 284 62  40.0 40.0 39.8  783 799 712  731 731 677  577 577 571  – – –  904 946 881  1 – 8  1 1 3  8 7 10  6 6 3  17 17 16  9 10 6  4 4 6  7 8 3  12 13 6  8 7 10  2 1 5  5 4 10  2 2 3  4 4 3  6 6 3  1 1 2  3 4 –  4 5 –  ( 3) – 2  – – –  1 1 –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  116 98 18  40.0 40.0 40.0  586 581 614  577 577 571  538 538 571  – – –  635 635 678  – – –  2 – 11  17 18 11  16 18 –  28 23 50  23 28 –  9 9 6  3 3 6  – – –  1 – 6  1 – 6  – – –  1 – 6  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  149 121 28  39.9 40.0 39.5  765 771 737  769 769 –  675 717 –  – – –  830 820 –  – – –  – – –  3 – 14  1 – 7  17 21 4  3 – 14  1 1 4  13 17 –  27 31 11  12 12 14  2 2 4  7 3 21  4 4 4  8 9 4  1 2 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 4: State and local government ..................  10  40.0  906  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  20  10  10  10  10  –  –  10  20  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.  4 Workers were distributed as follows: 3 percent at $1,700 and under $1,800; 5 percent at $1,800 and under $1,900; 2 percent at $1,900 and under $2,000; 2 percent at $2,000 and under $2,100; 5 percent at $2,500 and under $2,600; 7 percent at $2,600 and under $2,700; 7 percent at $2,700 and under $2,800; 2 percent at $2,800 and under $2,900; and 5 percent at $3,100 and under $3,200.  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, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL, February 1996  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $504 504 –  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  300 and under 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 1050  1050 1100  4 5 –  8 10 –  7 9 –  2 2 3  6 7 3  8 5 18  3 2 6  8 7 12  9 7 15  11 12 6  3 2 6  24 24 24  4 3 6  – – –  3 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators .................................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  154 121 33  40.0 40.0 40.0  $505 499 525  $411 397 –  – – –  $601 600 –  Level 2 ......................................................  71  40.0  467  –  –  –  –  4  –  13  4  6  17  7  13  18  7  1  10  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ......................................................  59  40.0  607  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  7  2  20  5  49  10  –  7  –  –  –  –  –  –  Engineering Technicians ...........................  119  40.0  712  711  616  –  803  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  3  3  1  15  23  6  15  10  6  8  12  –  –  –  Engineering Technicians, Civil: State and local government ......................  32  40.0  488  –  –  –  –  –  –  3  31  3  13  9  13  –  3  6  6  6  –  6  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 4 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  7 7  40.0 40.0  482 482  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  43 43  14 14  14 14  – –  14 14  14 14  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Corrections Officers ................................... State and local government ......................  1,356 1,356  40.0 40.0  623 623  594 594  521 521  – –  736 736  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 3  1 1  9 9  15 15  4 4  24 24  9 9  – –  20 20  12 12  4 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters .................................................. State and local government ......................  674 674  50.6 50.6  751 751  794 794  631 631  – –  839 839  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  12 12  1 1  2 2  6 6  4 4  10 10  6 6  18 18  17 17  6 6  5 5  10 10  1 1  ( 3) ( 3)  Police Officers ............................................ State and local government ......................  1,775 1,775  40.0 40.0  730 730  741 741  594 594  – –  829 829  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  6 6  8 8  11 11  10 10  7 7  10 10  16 16  11 11  6 6  9 9  4 4  2 2  1 1  Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  1,293 1,293  40.0 40.0  669 669  671 671  569 569  – –  774 774  – –  – –  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  8 8  11 11  16 16  13 13  9 9  12 12  18 18  7 7  5 5  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  482 482  40.0 40.0  892 892  923 923  809 809  – –  923 923  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 4  8 8  24 24  6 6  32 32  15 15  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  8 8  2 2  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.  5  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL, February 1996  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  225 and under 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  650 675  675 700  700 725  725 and over  2 3 1  3 3 1  1 1 –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) – 3  – – –  – – –  – – –  Clerks, Accounting ..................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  1,226 1,039 187  40.0 39.9 40.0  $396 399 383  $391 392 374  $360 360 326  – – –  $430 432 430  – – –  3 3 6  4 4 7  8 7 11  6 5 16  17 18 12  15 15 11  20 22 10  6 5 10  8 8 8  5 5 5  2 2 1  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  716 696  40.0 40.0  376 375  380 380  348 348  – –  400 400  – –  4 4  6 6  9 9  7 7  21 21  19 20  20 21  6 5  4 4  3 2  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  383 272 111  40.0 40.0 40.0  415 425 388  412 416 368  366 394 329  – – –  455 460 443  – – –  – – –  2 – 7  7 4 14  6 – 22  13 13 14  9 8 14  23 32 1  7 7 7  19 21 12  8 10 3  ( 3) – 1  1 1 1  2 2 1  – – –  – – –  1 2 –  2 – 5  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  68 68  39.1 39.1  541 541  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 4  24 24  35 35  37 37  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Clerks, General ........................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  1,407 296 1,111  39.9 40.0 39.8  384 360 391  360 356 360  315 320 312  – – –  429 400 449  ( 3) 1 ( 3)  3 9 1  7 – 8  22 22 22  11 10 12  12 18 11  9 15 8  8 15 6  7 5 8  3 2 4  5 3 6  2 – 3  3 1 4  1 – 1  3 – 4  1 – 1  1 – 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) – ( 3)  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  363 80 283  39.9 40.0 39.8  368 301 387  360 300 376  300 272 345  – – –  411 320 429  1 – 1  9 31 3  10 – 13  16 57 4  9 6 9  15 4 18  12 – 15  7 1 8  8 – 10  2 – 2  5 – 6  4 – 6  3 – 4  1 – 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  700 179 521  39.8 40.0 39.8  394 375 400  376 376 377  323 356 312  – – –  442 400 472  – – –  1 – 1  8 – 11  17 11 20  12 13 11  11 25 7  11 22 7  10 21 6  8 4 9  3 – 4  7 3 8  2 – 2  3 – 4  1 – 2  6 – 8  1 – 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 4: State and local government ..................  234  40.0  380  324  305  –  420  –  –  –  53  12  5  3  3  3  1  3  2  5  2  2  3  4  –  –  –  1  Key Entry Operators ................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  375 303 72  39.7 40.0 38.5  336 322 394  309 300 407  288 280 354  – – –  375 375 441  – – –  1 1 –  39 46 7  14 15 11  7 7 7  6 6 10  16 19 1  10 6 28  5 1 19  3 – 15  ( 3) – 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ......................................................  135  39.2  392  388  375  –  407  –  –  2  2  2  6  42  27  11  7  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Personnel Assistants ................................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  262 211 51  39.9 39.9 40.0  434 440 408  440 442 377  390 396 363  – – –  470 470 450  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 1 12  2 3 –  7 1 31  24 26 18  7 7 6  22 26 8  13 15 6  8 8 8  3 3 4  5 6 –  1 1 –  3 3 4  1 – 4  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  96 75  40.0 40.0  395 400  396 –  376 –  – –  409 –  – –  – –  – –  9 4  6 8  5 4  53 57  8 9  4 3  – –  11 15  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  137 113  39.8 39.7  445 448  442 442  427 427  – –  470 470  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 –  9 10  7 7  39 46  20 22  7 5  1 2  7 8  – –  – –  1 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  See footnotes at end of table.  6  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL, February 1996 — 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  225 and under 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  650 675  675 700  700 725  725 and over  Secretaries .................................................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  1,704 1,077 627  39.9 39.9 39.9  $468 479 449  $462 478 441  $391 404 369  – – –  $532 542 515  – – –  1 1 1  4 3 7  3 1 5  6 5 8  7 6 9  6 5 6  9 8 10  10 11 7  8 8 8  9 10 8  10 10 9  7 8 5  5 5 4  6 6 5  4 4 2  3 3 2  1 1 1  1 1 2  1 1 ( )  1 1 1  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  396 220 176  39.7 39.6 39.9  356 367 342  352 356 333  308 346 297  – – –  393 404 372  – – –  6 6 5  16 10 23  7 – 15  20 20 20  19 22 15  11 15 7  11 14 7  4 3 5  3 3 3  3 5 1  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  549 310 239  40.0 40.0 39.9  440 435 448  436 440 426  400 401 391  – – –  476 470 483  – – –  – – –  2 3 –  3 3 3  3 – 6  8 6 12  7 5 9  17 15 20  21 30 10  14 15 11  10 11 8  5 7 1  5 4 5  1 – 2  3 – 6  1 – 2  1 – 3  1 – 2  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  452 273 179  40.0 40.0 40.0  518 509 531  515 518 515  481 476 494  – – –  560 560 571  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 4 –  1 ( 3) 2  3 4 2  3 4 1  5 5 4  8 7 9  15 17 13  20 14 28  12 15 6  13 15 11  4 3 7  7 9 4  3 2 4  1 – 2  3 – 7  – – –  – – –  Switchboard-Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry .........................................  320 298  39.9 39.9  339 332  326 326  292 292  – –  356 356  – –  19 20  8 8  18 19  24 24  10 11  – –  13 13  – –  5 4  – –  2 –  – –  1 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Word Processors: State and local government ......................  91  40.0  341  329  308  –  357  –  –  18  30  23  10  9  5  –  3  1  1  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  43 43  40.0 40.0  366 366  349 349  333 333  – –  385 385  – –  – –  – –  16 16  35 35  19 19  14 14  5 5  – –  7 7  2 2  2 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  3  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.  7  Table A-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL, February 1996 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of— 6.00 and under 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  – $11.09 – 10.92 – 12.59  4 5 –  1 2 –  3 4 1  7 8 –  8 9 8  11 9 21  15 15 15  6 7 1  12 13 8  6 5 10  6 6 3  5 6 3  5 5 3  3 3 7  3 2 11  ( 2) – 1  2 1 5  1 1 1  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Middle range  9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 13.50 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 and 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 13.50 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 over  General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  979 830 149  $9.87 9.73 10.66  $9.51 9.50 10.16  $8.50 8.41 8.77  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  667 581 86  8.85 8.79 9.28  8.98 8.98 8.98  8.00 7.81 8.73  – – –  9.57 9.57 10.06  6 7 –  2 2 –  5 5 1  10 12 –  12 12 14  15 12 35  21 21 24  8 10 –  9 9 8  8 7 14  3 3 3  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  312 249 63  12.05 11.93 12.54  11.81 11.75 12.94  11.00 11.00 11.59  – – –  12.94 12.70 13.37  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 – 3  ( 2) – 2  2 2 2  18 21 8  3 2 5  11 13 3  16 18 8  16 18 8  10 8 17  10 6 27  ( 2) – 2  6 4 13  2 2 2  4 5 2  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... State and local government ......................  85 44  15.24 16.53  14.55 16.83  13.00 13.98  – –  16.91 19.51  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 7  1 2  1 2  1 2  – –  – –  12 5  1 2  18 –  4 7  12 5  15 7  8 16  5 9  4 7  4 7  Maintenance Electronics Technicians ...... Private industry .........................................  163 121  17.02 16.99  17.63 18.67  15.16 15.16  – –  19.30 19.30  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  – –  – –  2 2  – –  5 7  – –  9 9  4 4  17 19  7 –  6 2  9 7  36 45  3 2  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  146 104  16.99 16.94  17.60 18.67  15.16 15.16  – –  19.30 19.30  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 3  – –  – –  2 3  – –  3 5  – –  10 11  3 2  18 20  8 –  7 3  10 8  36 46  1 –  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry .........................................  177 177  13.48 13.48  12.15 12.15  12.15 12.15  – –  15.87 15.87  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  5 5  2 2  – –  2 2  55 55  5 5  2 2  – –  – –  23 23  5 5  – –  – –  – –  3 3  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  269 234 35  12.09 11.89 13.43  11.75 11.75 –  10.65 10.65 –  – – –  13.08 13.00 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  10 11 6  – – –  10 11 3  10 12 –  10 11 3  16 16 20  13 14 9  1 1 3  9 9 9  4 4 6  4 3 17  10 9 17  1 – 6  ( 2) – 3  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  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  12 23  All workers were at $21.00 and under $22.00.  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.  8  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL, February 1996 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  4.50 and under 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 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 9.50  9.50 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 and 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 over  Guards ......................................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  1,341 1,297 44  $7.13 7.08 8.48  $7.02 7.02 8.44  $5.35 5.35 8.08  – – –  $8.00 8.00 9.02  – – –  – – –  20 20 –  10 10 –  4 4 –  3 3 2  1 1 2  ( 2) – 5  5 5 2  4 4 –  5 5 –  1 1 2  2 2 –  1 1 2  29 28 36  2 2 23  3 3 11  1 1 9  8 8 –  1 1 5  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  1,303 1,263  7.02 6.98  7.02 7.00  5.35 5.30  – –  8.00 8.00  – –  – –  20 21  10 10  4 4  3 3  1 1  ( 2) –  5 5  4 4  5 5  1 1  2 2  1 1  29 28  3 2  3 3  2 1  8 8  – –  – –  – –  – –  Janitors ........................................................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  3,155 2,443 712  6.99 6.86 7.44  6.61 6.48 7.11  5.50 5.25 6.57  – – –  7.82 7.80 8.06  ( 2) – ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2) –  16 20 1  6 7 ( 2)  5 6 2  3 4 ( 2)  8 10 2  6 3 18  7 6 8  6 3 15  8 5 22  3 4 1  5 6 3  3 2 3  6 8 3  3 2 8  2 1 5  2 2 3  10 12 3  1 – 3  – – –  ( 2) – ( 2)  – – –  Material Movement and Storage Workers ....................................... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  825 800 25  9.49 9.40 12.31  9.50 9.28 12.07  7.50 7.50 10.64  – – –  11.30 11.30 13.83  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 3 –  ( 2) ( 2) –  – – –  ( 2) ( 2) –  – – –  7 7 –  2 2 –  20 21 –  4 4 4  3 3 –  5 5 –  4 4 –  11 11 8  8 7 16  20 20 20  6 6 8  3 2 28  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  648 623 25  9.84 9.75 12.31  9.75 9.73 12.07  7.50 7.50 10.64  – – –  11.30 11.30 13.83  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 3 –  1 1 –  23 24 –  3 3 4  1 1 –  5 5 –  4 4 –  14 14 8  9 9 16  22 22 20  8 8 8  3 2 28  Shipping/Receiving Clerks .................... Private industry .................................  291 291  10.88 10.88  11.30 11.30  9.75 9.75  – –  11.30 11.30  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 3  3 3  1 1  2 2  2 2  3 3  2 2  14 14  10 10  42 42  7 7  5 5  6 6  Truckdrivers ................................................  1,188  10.65  11.15  9.35  –  12.20  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  11  –  2  –  –  –  3  3  9  10  12  12  29  6  4  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  3  3 2 16 3 3 16  Workers were distributed as follows: 4 percent at $14.00 and under $15.00 and 12 percent at $15.00 and under $16.00.  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.  9  Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey  Scope This survey of the West Palm Beach—Boca Raton, FL 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; 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 West Palm Beach—Boca Raton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collection for the survey was from February 1996 through May 1996 and reflects an average payroll reference month of February 1996. Data obtained for a payroll period prior to the end of February 1996 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 West Palm Beach—Boca Raton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area (March 1994). 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  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  of the sample establishments (representing 8,885 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  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 19.0 percent of the sample establishments (representing 46,577 employees covered by the survey). An additional 4.2 percent  A-2  Appendix table 1. Establishments and workers within scope of survey and number studied, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL1, February 1996 Number of establishments Industry  Workers in establishments  division2  Within scope of survey4 Within scope of survey3  Studied  Studied Number  Percent  All divisions .........................................................................................  937  91  208,287  100  70,747  Private industry ............................................................................. Goods producing .................................................................... Manufacturing ................................................................... Construction5 .................................................................... Service producing ................................................................... Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ....................................................... Wholesale trade7 .............................................................. Retail trade7 ...................................................................... Finance, insurance, and real estate7 ................................ Services7 ..........................................................................  902 133 87 46 769  78 14 11 3 64  167,151 28,521 25,686 2,835 138,630  80 14 12 1 67  38,176 5,650 5,469 181 32,526  54 38 303 63 311  5 3 22 5 29  12,258 6,425 43,113 14,976 61,858  6 3 21 7 30  3,029 2,735 9,375 1,919 15,468  State and local government ..........................................................  35  13  41,136  20  32,571  Health services8 ............................................................................ Private industry ................................................................. Hospitals ................................................................................. Private industry .................................................................  113 112 13 12  14 13 7 6  32,004 31,821 15,768 15,585  15 15 8 7  10,235 10,052 8,468 8,285  1 The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget through October 1984, consists of Palm Beach County. 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.  A-3
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