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Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Houston, Texas, Metropolitan Area, March 1996  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin 3085-21  ________________________________________________________________ Preface This bulletin provides results of a March 1996 survey of occupational pay in the Houston, TX Primary 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: Office of Compensation Levels and Trends, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Room 4175, 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 1995, see  Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, GPO bookstores, and the  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only, Houston, TX, BLS Bulletin 3080-22.  Bureau of Labor Statistics, Publications Sales Center, P.O. Box 2145, Chicago, IL 60690-2145.  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Houston, Texas, Metropolitan Area, March 1996  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Robert B. Reich, Secretary Bureau of Labor Statistics Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner September 1996 Bulletin 3085-21  Contents Page  Page  Introduction ..............................................................................................................  2  Tables—Continued  Tables: Establishments employing 500 workers or more: All establishments: A-1.  administrative occupations ......................................................... A-2.  3  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations ...................................................................  9  A-3.  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ..............................  12  A-4.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations ................................................................................  A-5.  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations ...................................................................  23  A-8.  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ...............................  25  A-9.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom  A-10.  Hourly pay of material movement and custodial  occupations ................................................................................ occupations ................................................................................  28 29  15  Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations ................................................................................  16 Appendixes:  Establishments employing 500 workers or more: A-6.  A-7.  Weekly hours and pay of professional and  Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations .........................................................  18  A.  Scope and method of survey .........................................................  A-1  B.  Occupational descriptions ..............................................................  B-1  Introduction  (2) adding more professional, administrative, technical, and protective service occupations to the surveys.  This survey of occupational pay in the Houston, TX Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties) 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. However, no benefits data were collected for this survey. The Program develops information that is used for a variety of purposes, including wage and salary administration, collective bargaining, and assistance in determining business or plant location. Survey results also are used by the U.S. Department of Labor in making wage determinations under the Service Contract Act, and by the President's Pay Agent (the Secretary of Labor and Directors of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget) in determining local pay adjustments under the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act of 1990. This latter requirement resulted in: (1) Expanding the survey's industrial coverage to include all private nonfarm establishments (except households) employing 50 workers or more and to State and local governments and  Pay The A-series tables provide estimates of straight-time weekly or hourly pay by occupation. Tables A-1 through A-5 provide data for selected white- and bluecollar occupations common to a variety of industries. Tables A-6 through A-10 include similar information, but are limited to establishments employing 500 workers or more. Occupational pay information is presented for all industries covered by the survey and, where possible, for private industry (e.g., for goods- and serviceproducing industries) and for State and local governments. Within private industry, more detailed information is presented to the extent that the survey establishment sample can support such detail. Appendixes Appendix A describes the concepts, methods, and coverage used in the Occupational Compensation Survey Program. It also includes information on the area's industrial composition and the reliability of occupational pay estimates. Appendix B includes the descriptions used by Bureau field economists to classify workers in the survey occupations.  2  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  637 570 480 33 67  39.8 39.7 39.7 40.0 40.0  $575 587 549 523 475  $558 596 529 – 463  $471 473 468 – 440  – – – – –  $654 654 654 – 499  2 2 2 – 3  38 34 40 42 73  16 16 18 42 18  32 35 37 12 6  6 6 3 – –  2 2 ( 3) 3 –  3 4 – – –  1 1 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,130 1,025 453 137 572 60 105  39.8 39.8 39.9 40.0 39.7 40.0 39.8  670 678 721 655 643 659 592  660 669 674 658 642 645 570  577 590 652 635 577 596 538  – – – – – – –  720 731 800 684 708 731 618  – – – – – – –  3 3 1 2 5 – 6  28 25 16 23 32 42 58  39 40 46 64 36 18 25  17 18 12 6 22 38 5  8 8 13 3 4 2 7  3 3 7 2 ( 3) – –  2 2 4 – ( 3) – –  1 1 1 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries: Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,575 1,488 671 227  39.8 39.8 39.9 40.0  881 892 927 886  860 865 911 893  757 769 816 772  – – – –  976 993 1,003 1,003  – – – –  – – – –  3 2 – –  11 9 4 13  21 21 14 13  24 25 27 26  19 20 25 22  10 11 18 23  4 4 7 ( 3)  2 2 3 2  6 6 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  131 87  40.0 40.0  751 703  750 681  656 635  – –  795 784  – –  – –  13 10  21 48  41 21  7 18  15 2  2 –  1 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,166 1,126 724 90 402 80 40  39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0 39.9 40.0 39.5  1,166 1,176 1,221 1,060 1,095 951 889  1,137 1,148 1,215 1,095 1,085 939 901  1,019 1,029 1,064 931 955 797 851  – – – – – – –  1,315 1,321 1,357 1,103 1,238 1,076 959  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – – 2  ( 3) – – – – – 7  3 3 – – 8 26 10  4 3 – – 9 13 30  14 13 11 27 17 32 47  22 22 24 24 20 15 –  12 13 13 41 12 6 –  17 17 17 7 17 5 2  16 16 20 1 9 2 –  6 6 8 – 3 – –  4 4 5 – 3 – –  2 2 2 – 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  323 318 240 68 78  39.8 39.8 39.8 40.0 39.6  1,544 1,548 1,570 1,239 1,482  1,581 1,584 1,598 – –  1,373 1,385 1,385 – –  – – – – –  1,714 1,714 1,804 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  2 2 2 7 –  – – – – –  3 3 2 7 5  14 14 17 60 3  2 1 – – 4  13 13 10 4 22  12 13 12 1 15  12 12 8 – 23  23 23 23 19 23  16 16 20 – 5  4 4 5 – –  1 1 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Attorneys Level I: State and local government ..................  29  40.0  719  713  713  –  733  –  –  10  –  83  3  3  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  107 76 31  39.5 39.2 40.0  1,172 1,289 884  1,231 – 879  974 – 694  – – –  1,346 – 1,046  – – –  – – –  – – –  7 – 26  1 – 3  7 – 26  12 9 19  8 9 6  6 – 19  29 41 –  14 20 –  6 8 –  4 5 –  5 7 –  – – –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  199 157 79 78 42  39.7 39.6 39.7 39.6 40.0  1,430 1,542 1,701 1,381 1,010  1,499 1,567 – – 1,052  1,234 1,437 – – 791  – – – – –  1,696 1,696 – – 1,189  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  2 – – – 7  5 – – – 21  – – – – –  6 4 – 8 14  5 – – – 21  4 1 – 1 14  19 19 4 35 19  1 – – – 2  11 13 6 21 –  18 22 14 31 –  25 31 57 5 –  5 6 13 – –  3 3 6 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  3  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 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— 300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  – $2,059 – 2,154 – 2,170 – – – 1,559  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 – – – 5  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 – 3 –  3 – – – 16  10 2 – 5 50  4 1 – 3 18  28 32 23 47 8  21 24 27 21 3  21 26 37 8 –  8 10 10 11 –  3 3 4 3 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Middle range  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  226 188 113 75 38  39.7 39.7 39.8 39.5 40.0  $1,843 1,921 1,995 1,809 1,460  $1,827 1,837 2,000 – 1,462  $1,635 1,788 1,837 – 1,425  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  110 110 57  39.4 39.4 39.7  2,286 2,286 2,209  2,302 2,302 –  2,115 2,115 –  – – –  2,500 2,500 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 5 9  12 12 23  19 19 26  25 25 –  30 30 33  9 9 9  1 1 –  Engineers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  1,050 1,015 371  40.0 40.0 40.0  699 703 778  729 739 757  606 610 741  – – –  769 769 802  – – –  1 1 –  21 21 –  21 19 1  40 42 69  14 14 25  2 2 4  ( 3) ( 3) 1  ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,162 2,109 1,067 921 1,042 104 53  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  848 852 909 912 795 837 679  852 854 937 944 785 845 688  735 736 829 829 702 736 688  – – – – – – –  951 952 983 986 875 925 693  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) – –  2 1 – – 2 – 19  15 14 6 6 22 13 58  23 23 16 16 31 32 17  22 22 19 16 26 29 6  28 28 40 42 16 26 –  10 10 18 19 2 – –  1 1 1 1 ( 3) – –  1 1 ( 3) – 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  4,007 3,894 1,777 1,421 2,117 298 113  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  985 990 1,033 1,035 955 943 787  991 998 1,039 1,048 954 960 741  866 875 914 910 848 827 650  – – – – – – –  1,087 1,091 1,131 1,132 1,039 1,021 975  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) – 12  2 1 ( 3) ( 3) 3 – 24  8 8 4 5 11 11 21  20 20 19 20 21 27 9  21 21 14 12 27 26 30  27 28 29 30 27 23 3  14 14 22 22 7 12 1  5 5 8 9 2 – –  2 2 2 2 2 – –  1 1 1 1 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  5,673 5,485 1,961 1,126 3,524 313 188  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,218 1,229 1,255 1,223 1,215 1,125 888  1,223 1,227 1,267 1,224 1,223 1,110 874  1,081 1,092 1,113 1,063 1,082 996 766  – – – – – – –  1,362 1,367 1,375 1,360 1,362 1,252 998  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 ( 3) – – ( 3) ( 3) 11  2 1 – – 2 1 23  4 3 1 1 4 6 28  8 8 7 11 9 19 14  14 14 16 22 13 24 12  15 15 13 10 17 18 4  21 22 21 19 22 14 8  16 17 21 17 15 10 –  12 13 13 10 13 8 –  6 6 7 9 5 – –  1 1 2 1 1 – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  4,982 4,915 1,807 777 3,108 92 67  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,523 1,530 1,561 1,517 1,512 1,372 1,005  1,546 1,550 1,560 1,462 1,546 1,326 934  1,396 1,406 1,417 1,366 1,391 1,219 874  – – – – – – –  1,662 1,664 1,669 1,635 1,659 1,474 1,150  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) – 6  1 1 – – 1 – 22  2 2 ( 3) 1 2 – 34  2 2 – – 4 – 3  3 2 2 4 3 12 16  5 5 5 11 5 22 10  12 12 13 18 11 24 6  15 15 18 22 14 22 1  21 22 21 14 22 11 –  28 28 26 14 29 9 –  10 10 14 18 8 1 –  1 1 ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level VI ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  2,138 2,119 929 325 1,190  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0  1,768 1,775 1,758 1,588 1,787  1,802 1,806 1,780 1,507 1,815  1,631 1,637 1,565 1,477 1,648  – – – – –  1,922 1,924 1,900 1,708 1,939  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) – – – –  ( 3) – – – –  1 ( 3) – – ( 3)  1 1 – – 1  2 2 – – 3  2 2 ( 3) ( 3) 3  3 3 4 13 2  6 6 9 23 4  9 9 13 26 5  27 27 26 24 27  34 34 34 12 34  13 14 12 1 15  3 3 1 2 5  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – 1  – – – – –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  4  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Level VII .................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $2,158 2,158 2,269  $2,008 2,008 2,119  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of— 300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  – $2,342 – 2,342 – 2,346  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  1 1 –  1 1 –  1 1 –  4 4 2  17 17 13  32 32 23  28 28 44  13 13 12  3 3 6  – – –  Middle range  382 381 124  40.0 40.0 40.0  $2,154 2,154 2,251  Budget Analysts Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  54 9  40.0 40.0  684 614  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 22  17 11  46 44  22 22  6 –  4 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  54 15  40.0 40.0  862 734  – 688  – 669  – –  – 830  – –  – –  2 7  33 53  11 7  19 27  9 7  11 –  9 –  4 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  50 7  40.0 40.0  1,248 897  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  6 43  8 14  22 14  – –  6 29  14 –  2 –  12 –  12 –  16 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Buyers/Contracting Specialists Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  312 262 150 134 112 50  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 40.0  529 532 497 483 578 516  500 500 500 500 545 500  465 437 424 424 508 488  – – – – – –  580 603 500 500 676 540  ( 3) ( 3) – – 1 –  32 31 41 46 18 40  44 43 41 43 45 52  17 19 17 12 23 6  5 6 1 – 13 2  ( 3) ( 3) – – 1 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  411 342 194 71 148 69  39.8 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.2  722 738 779 732 683 641  693 706 792 – 658 636  638 648 693 – 607 585  – – – – – –  808 816 816 – 720 675  – – – – – –  ( 3) 1 – – 1 –  16 11 4 8 19 42  35 36 29 27 44 33  21 21 19 24 24 25  17 20 32 38 5 –  6 7 11 3 2 –  2 3 4 – 1 –  1 1 1 – 1 –  1 1 – – 2 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  715 666 416 172 250 70 49  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  954 969 1,017 863 887 769 751  946 951 1,006 841 884 739 694  808 837 866 802 767 723 588  – – – – – – –  1,086 1,092 1,120 930 1,004 844 908  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  3 1 – – 3 11 27  4 2 ( 3) 1 6 11 24  15 16 10 24 25 49 8  21 21 21 45 23 17 14  18 18 19 23 18 1 14  17 18 19 5 16 10 8  13 14 18 2 6 – 4  3 4 6 – 1 – –  3 3 3 – 2 – –  2 3 4 – ( 3) – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  399 399 193 206  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0  1,317 1,317 1,429 1,212  1,304 1,304 1,332 1,202  1,096 1,096 1,240 1,038  – – – –  1,460 1,460 1,608 1,340  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 – 1  2 2 1 4  9 9 5 13  14 14 6 21  10 10 12 9  13 13 5 19  23 23 30 16  7 7 6 8  8 8 10 5  7 7 10 3  5 5 9 1  2 2 5 –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  See footnotes at end of table.  5  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  Computer Programmers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  408 381 299 62 27  39.4 39.5 39.4 38.0 38.7  $608 615 582 573 512  $600 604 591 577 499  $546 548 546 529 499  – – – – –  $654 658 623 618 538  – – – – –  8 4 6 3 56  39 38 49 63 44  41 44 43 34 –  8 9 2 – –  4 4 – – –  ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  750 688 181 507 62  39.0 39.0 39.6 38.8 39.1  703 713 819 675 590  674 682 848 658 586  635 639 746 635 539  – – – – –  763 770 882 704 649  – – – – –  2 – – – 19  12 9 – 13 37  48 49 20 60 37  18 19 16 20 5  15 16 46 5 2  5 5 15 2 –  1 1 2 3 ( ) –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,153 1,098 219 879 55  39.8 39.8 40.0 39.8 39.3  877 887 932 876 676  865 867 969 865 665  798 812 858 791 635  – – – – –  969 969 988 952 701  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 ( 3) – 1 4  10 7 2 8 69  16 15 2 19 27  33 34 30 35 –  23 24 44 19 –  14 15 19 14 –  3 3 2 3 –  1 1 – 1 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  520 509 431  40.0 40.0 40.0  977 979 972  939 939 939  901 901 893  – – –  1,018 1,018 1,004  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 ( 3) 3 ( )  24 23 27  49 50 48  7 7 7  13 14 11  5 5 6  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Computer Systems Analysts Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  393 362 190 172 31  38.9 38.8 39.4 38.1 40.0  835 849 909 783 674  853 860 917 756 675  717 731 852 710 625  – – – – –  934 939 979 860 700  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 1 – 6  16 11 6 16 68  29 30 12 49 19  21 22 21 24 3  21 23 39 4 3  11 12 16 6 –  2 2 4 – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,340 1,297 375 922 115 43  39.6 39.6 39.8 39.5 37.8 39.4  1,021 1,028 1,060 1,015 872 807  1,019 1,029 1,049 1,010 858 829  913 923 1,000 888 825 740  – – – – – –  1,127 1,135 1,118 1,144 910 862  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 1 – 1 – 9  6 6 2 7 17 28  16 15 1 20 54 53  20 20 21 20 23 7  25 26 44 19 5 2  19 19 18 20 1 –  10 10 12 10 – –  3 3 2 3 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,234 1,228 425 803 90 6  39.8 39.8 39.9 39.7 38.9 40.0  1,198 1,200 1,232 1,182 1,026 917  1,190 1,190 1,212 1,168 1,053 –  1,070 1,075 1,154 1,033 873 –  – – – – – –  1,309 1,311 1,313 1,309 1,169 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  5 5 1 7 29 33  12 12 4 16 19 50  14 14 6 18 9 17  22 23 36 16 30 –  20 20 25 18 13 –  12 12 19 9 – –  7 7 6 7 – –  6 6 3 8 – –  1 1 1 2 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  372 372 173 199  39.9 39.9 39.8 40.0  1,503 1,503 1,613 1,408  1,531 1,531 1,600 1,235  1,209 1,209 1,494 1,188  – – – –  1,709 1,709 1,699 1,731  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – 1  21 21 – 40  11 11 3 18  5 5 5 6  9 9 20 1  11 11 21 2  26 26 33 20  15 15 17 13  1 1 1 1  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  6  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 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— 300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  – $1,442 – 1,442 – 1,387  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 1 1  4 4 4  21 21 25  16 16 19  26 26 28  12 12 11  5 5 2  13 13 8  1 1 1  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Middle range  Computer Systems Analyst Supervisors/Managers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  190 187 142  39.5 39.4 39.4  $1,345 1,349 1,307  $1,317 1,321 1,295  $1,189 1,198 1,173  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  231 231 141 52  39.8 39.8 39.7 39.0  1,455 1,455 1,364 1,239  1,417 1,417 1,329 1,329  1,302 1,302 1,265 1,128  – – – –  1,562 1,562 1,444 1,378  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  3 3 4 12  3 3 4 12  3 3 4 10  12 12 20 13  28 28 41 52  13 13 1 2  21 21 13 –  10 10 9 –  3 3 1 –  5 5 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Personnel Specialists Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  158 127 110  39.5 39.4 39.5  558 564 539  541 542 530  500 481 462  – – –  600 620 587  – – –  23 28 32  50 39 45  17 20 19  6 8 3  3 4 1  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  450 388 109 279 62  39.8 39.8 39.9 39.8 40.0  658 666 750 633 604  646 658 705 615 601  577 577 701 577 567  – – – – –  705 716 749 690 650  – – – – –  2 2 – 3 6  36 35 8 46 44  28 24 12 29 50  26 30 59 19 –  3 4 7 2 –  2 3 7 1 –  1 1 3 ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  1 1 3 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  509 461 210 78 251 73 48  39.8 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 40.0 39.6  877 889 981 870 812 849 765  842 846 1,008 – 808 846 776  769 785 842 – 693 808 673  – – – – – – –  973 1,008 1,139 – 904 894 864  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 1 – – 1 – 10  16 15 4 8 24 1 27  16 16 12 31 19 14 21  29 29 27 33 31 63 29  14 14 6 10 21 22 13  8 9 15 8 3 – –  13 14 30 8 1 – –  2 3 6 3 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  637 600 381 98 219 36 37  39.8 39.8 39.9 40.0 39.7 40.0 39.9  1,135 1,145 1,215 1,192 1,025 988 967  1,116 1,135 1,228 1,252 990 – –  990 998 1,062 1,001 871 – –  – – – – – – –  1,281 1,281 1,349 1,385 1,142 – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) 3 –  4 3 1 – 9 8 8  8 7 1 – 17 22 19  17 16 10 18 25 31 35  19 19 20 23 18 17 24  14 14 15 7 13 6 11  15 15 18 17 11 6 3  15 16 23 31 3 8 –  6 6 8 3 2 – –  1 1 1 – 1 – –  2 2 3 – 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  211 208 143 65  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0  1,386 1,390 1,439 1,281  1,393 1,401 1,481 –  1,204 1,204 1,250 –  – – – –  1,508 1,508 1,601 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – –  9 9 3 20  14 14 16 9  15 15 12 22  13 13 6 28  21 22 27 9  10 11 10 12  15 15 22 –  2 2 3 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  7  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  Personnel Supervisors/Managers Level I: State and local government ..................  9  40.0  $979  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. State and local government ..................  83 71 50 12  39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0  1,416 1,459 1,361 1,160  $1,325 – – –  $1,235 – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  74 74  39.5 39.5  1,948 1,948  – –  Tax Collectors Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  6 6  40.0 40.0  446 446  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  7 7  40.0 40.0  502 502  –  –  300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  –  –  –  11  22  –  –  44  –  22  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – $1,532 – – – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 8  1 – – 8  1 – – 8  – – – –  2 – – 17  17 18 26 8  6 6 8 8  28 28 40 25  6 6 6 8  22 24 10 8  5 6 8 –  5 6 – –  5 6 – –  – – – –  1 1 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 3  8 8  16 16  23 23  32 32  16 16  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  100 100  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  71 71  29 29  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  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.  8  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  97 72 72 25  39.5 39.4 39.4 40.0  $389 397 397 366  $371 – – 377  $346 – – 350  – – – –  $446 – – 382  3 4 4 –  3 4 4 –  24 24 24 24  41 29 29 76  9 13 13 –  7 10 10 –  11 15 15 –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  521 436 60 376 56 85  39.8 39.9 39.7 39.9 40.0 39.3  453 464 510 456 525 399  440 443 – 440 557 414  387 387 – 387 444 353  – – – – – –  498 513 – 503 593 440  – – – – – –  3 – – – – 16  3 3 – 3 – 7  25 27 – 31 9 15  28 26 30 25 18 42  16 16 25 15 – 13  8 9 3 10 20 4  13 15 42 11 41 2  2 2 – 2 13 –  – – – – – –  1 1 – 1 – –  – – – – – –  1 1 – 1 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  360 333 132 91 201 92 27  39.5 39.5 40.0 40.0 39.3 38.9 38.7  565 572 591 561 560 538 480  578 578 615 520 578 578 –  513 513 515 513 510 494 –  – – – – – – –  626 626 647 630 589 578 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 – – – – – 22  2 2 – – 4 5 4  14 12 8 11 15 20 44  26 27 39 56 20 24 4  24 24 1 – 39 51 22  21 23 32 21 16 – –  8 8 15 11 4 – 4  3 3 5 – 2 – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  58 57  39.5 39.5  720 722  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  16 16  21 19  7 7  24 25  16 16  3 4  – –  14 14  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Drafters Level I ....................................................... Private industry .....................................  242 242  40.0 40.0  441 441  360 360  360 360  – –  549 549  – –  – –  24 24  33 33  – –  3 3  36 36  – –  2 2  – –  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II: Private industry: Service-producing industries ............  170  40.0  506  508  460  –  537  –  –  –  4  5  38  32  14  5  2  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  942 933  40.0 40.0  734 735  720 720  680 680  – –  780 780  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  – –  6 6  8 7  13 13  29 29  19 20  18 18  2 2  4 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  251 246 142  40.0 40.0 40.0  817 819 805  844 852 833  677 680 674  – – –  912 919 907  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 – –  29 29 33  7 7 5  6 6 6  8 9 11  10 10 8  35 36 37  4 4 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  9  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  – –  – –  – –  4 4  28 28  50 50  14 14  4 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Engineering Technicians Level I ....................................................... Private industry .....................................  50 50  40.0 40.0  $473 473  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  176 176 99 77  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  580 580 598 558  $577 577 577 –  $536 536 542 –  – – – –  $640 640 624 –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 – 1  2 2 – 4  6 6 – 13  4 4 3 5  19 19 23 13  34 34 37 29  26 26 22 30  3 3 5 1  2 2 – 4  4 4 7 –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  463 463 206 257  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  689 689 715 669  683 683 703 673  644 644 667 632  – – – –  739 739 762 715  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – ( 3)  1 1 – 1  3 3 – 6  8 8 5 11  16 16 16 16  33 33 28 37  20 20 24 17  12 12 17 8  5 5 7 4  ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  1 1 1 ( 3)  – – – –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  1,331 1,331 752 489 579  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  837 837 810 780 871  824 824 814 785 874  741 741 727 715 746  – – – – –  919 919 896 838 990  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 –  2 2 3 4 1  2 2 1 2 2  10 10 12 16 9  15 15 12 13 18  12 12 17 22 7  13 13 17 17 8  12 12 12 5 13  21 21 22 19 19  9 9 3 – 17  3 3 – – 6  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  1,089 1,089 378  40.0 40.0 40.0  1,083 1,083 1,014  1,087 1,087 1,012  1,010 1,010 944  – – –  1,175 1,175 1,087  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  1 1 –  4 4 7  4 4 7  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  14 14 27  29 29 39  27 27 14  14 14 3  5 5 1  ( 3) ( 3) 1  Level VI ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  799 799 615  40.0 40.0 40.0  1,220 1,220 1,268  1,243 1,243 1,269  1,129 1,129 1,214  – – –  1,325 1,325 1,337  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  12 12 ( 3)  9 9 4  16 16 17  34 34 40  22 22 29  7 7 9  Engineering Technicians, Civil Level I: State and local government ..................  24  40.0  378  395  307  –  429  –  13  17  33  38  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II: State and local government ..................  39  40.0  415  397  372  –  466  –  –  3  56  15  5  21  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  238 169  40.0 40.0  532 493  500 468  453 438  – –  590 506  – –  – –  – –  – –  18 26  34 48  10 14  21 1  3 4  6 4  3 4  4 1  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  217 205  40.0 40.0  581 566  551 551  534 516  – –  588 588  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  16 17  24 25  39 41  10 10  – –  2 1  2 2  3 2  4 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level V ...................................................... State and local government ..................  109 109  40.0 40.0  631 631  629 629  588 588  – –  694 694  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  31 31  37 37  32 32  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  See footnotes at end of table.  10  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS Corrections Officers ................................... State and local government ......................  2,039 2,039  40.0 40.0  $441 441  $468 468  $422 422  – –  $468 468  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  12 12  35 35  53 53  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  Firefighters .................................................. State and local government ......................  1,947 1,863  46.7 47.0  617 611  627 612  550 550  – –  683 683  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  11 11  19 19  8 9  16 16  23 24  19 20  4 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Police Officers Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  8,041 7,967  40.0 40.0  603 604  608 608  558 559  – –  655 655  – –  – –  ( 3) –  2 2  1 1  10 10  11 11  15 15  28 29  17 18  15 15  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  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.  11  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston, TX, March 1996  Occupation and level  Clerks, Accounting Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  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  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  548 434 377 114  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  $409 419 444 369  $371 388 546 357  $327 320 340 329  – – – –  $546 546 546 395  4 5 – –  4 5 1 –  ( 3) – – 1  1 1 1 –  4 6 6 –  22 17 19 41  22 19 18 34  5 2 3 17  1 – – 6  36 45 52 1  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries: Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,284 2,118 613 385  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  406 408 414 402  400 400 430 430  346 346 365 356  – – – –  456 460 441 430  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 – –  3 3 – –  21 22 19 23  22 20 11 12  25 26 50 54  13 14 14 10  9 10 3 1  4 4 3 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  325 166  40.0 40.0  418 381  392 375  349 357  – –  490 400  – –  – –  – –  – –  – 10  26 11  28 53  14 16  8 6  4 5  21 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,332 2,179 1,123 458 1,056 151 153  39.8 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 39.7 38.3  493 498 536 513 457 451 432  482 485 523 523 442 451 415  433 438 476 462 414 401 388  – – – – – – –  541 542 572 547 490 491 478  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 1 – – 3 7 9  11 10 5 5 15 18 26  22 21 8 15 35 25 32  22 23 20 14 26 27 14  21 22 33 46 10 14 8  10 11 14 15 7 8 8  5 5 7 2 2 1 3  3 4 5 2 2 – –  3 3 7 1 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,071 1,017 531 486 187 54  39.8 39.8 40.0 39.6 39.3 39.4  580 587 633 538 501 434  571 577 620 533 499 428  503 509 555 478 435 339  – – – – – –  632 632 684 602 568 482  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 – – – – 26  3 3 – 6 16 4  6 4 1 8 13 31  14 13 8 20 22 20  16 16 12 22 17 7  20 20 22 19 19 11  21 22 26 17 12 –  7 7 9 6 2 –  6 6 9 3 – –  6 6 12 – – –  1 1 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Clerks, General Level I ....................................................... Private industry .....................................  190 64  39.8 39.4  328 350  301 –  281 –  – –  348 –  – –  – –  2 –  16 5  30 20  29 45  7 9  3 6  13 13  1 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,515 1,006 201 805 68 509  39.8 39.7 39.7 39.7 40.0 40.0  349 352 388 343 358 342  334 337 337 337 346 325  309 301 304 300 318 310  – – – – – –  371 382 502 375 382 357  ( 3) – – – – 1  ( 3) 1 – 1 – –  2 3 – 3 – –  5 8 ( 3) 9 1 ( 3)  8 8 13 6 10 9  46 38 40 38 40 60  22 25 18 26 32 18  7 7 2 8 1 5  5 5 – 7 15 4  3 3 12 1 – 3  1 1 7 – – –  1 1 5 3 ( ) – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  1,020 930 291 639 192  39.6 39.6 39.4 39.7 39.9  479 483 546 455 506  462 466 530 440 546  394 397 450 386 481  – – – – –  546 557 631 546 560  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 – – – –  ( 3) – – – –  ( 3) – – – –  8 8 1 11 3  17 18 5 23 13  18 19 17 19 5  15 14 21 10 4  18 17 15 18 38  14 15 10 17 38  4 4 11 1 –  2 2 6 3 ( ) –  4 4 14 – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  1,694 929 328 601  39.9 39.8 40.0 39.7  442 549 567 539  451 560 571 560  291 499 524 477  – – – –  560 590 625 571  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  33 – – –  8 ( 3) – 1  3 3 1 5  6 9 5 12  9 13 14 12  8 14 23 9  22 39 30 43  7 12 17 10  3 5 11 2  2 3 – 5  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  12  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  175 and under 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  Key Entry Operators Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  683 326 307 357  39.9 39.9 39.8 40.0  $341 355 356 328  $333 342 342 327  $318 321 321 307  – – – –  $346 360 360 343  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  11 5 5 16  69 64 64 72  13 15 16 10  3 5 6 1  4 7 6 1  2 3 3 ( 3)  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  760 481 466 279  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  396 403 401 384  398 398 398 372  355 377 375 349  – – – –  439 450 441 408  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  4 3 3 5  17 13 13 25  36 35 36 38  22 23 24 18  16 21 20 7  5 5 4 4  1 – – 3  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  158  39.9  408  385  330  –  462  –  –  –  –  12  17  23  20  10  4  11  3  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  107 36  39.9 40.0  403 367  385 376  330 291  – –  462 406  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 33  23 6  24 25  20 28  12 3  3 6  11 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  97 69 25  40.0 39.6 39.8  584 447 405  600 – 339  436 – 339  – – –  690 – 482  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – 60  – 43 4  31 13 –  3 17 16  5 4 8  10 19 –  11 1 12  22 1 –  18 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Secretaries Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  927 691 182 152 509 236  39.5 39.7 40.0 40.0 39.6 38.7  429 432 465 462 420 420  440 440 467 467 424 433  374 381 427 426 364 346  – – – – – –  485 485 489 489 466 485  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  4 3 – – 4 7  15 13 2 2 18 19  13 14 3 4 17 12  26 27 24 25 28 20  26 25 53 60 15 28  12 12 15 7 11 14  3 4 1 1 6 ( 3)  1 1 – – 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,343 1,672 437 206 1,235 67 671  39.6 39.5 39.7 40.0 39.5 39.6 39.9  496 515 553 512 501 526 451  496 510 565 482 508 533 451  444 464 479 464 455 441 376  – – – – – – –  557 567 606 565 537 600 517  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  5 1 – – 1 – 14  10 6 – – 9 7 20  13 11 7 15 12 22 16  25 25 27 47 25 9 24  22 26 11 6 32 12 10  16 16 22 11 13 24 15  7 10 22 21 6 16 1  2 3 7 ( 3) 2 9 –  1 1 3 – ( 3) – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,787 2,372 664 212 1,708 443 415  39.7 39.7 39.7 40.0 39.7 39.6 39.7  573 596 684 656 562 550 444  575 595 692 652 559 555 452  493 518 631 623 494 470 339  – – – – – – –  655 673 724 704 627 644 520  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  4 ( 3) – – ( 3) 2 27  2 1 – – 1 4 6  8 6 – – 8 12 16  13 12 1 2 17 23 19  18 17 11 15 20 10 19  13 14 5 7 18 14 8  15 17 17 21 18 17 4  14 16 25 25 13 12 1  10 12 31 24 5 7 –  2 2 7 3 3 ( ) – –  1 1 3 3 – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Personnel Assistants (Employment) Level II ...................................................... Private industry: Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  See footnotes at end of table.  13  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  175 and under 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  855 700 158 542 49 155  39.7 39.7 40.0 39.6 40.0 39.8  $676 710 786 687 629 525  $662 694 766 662 598 529  $578 601 700 586 526 411  – – – – – –  $769 787 870 769 697 637  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  3 – – – – 17  1 – – – – 6  1 1 – 1 2 5  4 2 – 3 16 11  9 8 – 11 20 14  13 14 3 17 12 12  14 13 5 15 22 17  14 14 16 14 2 13  22 26 37 23 10 4  7 8 15 6 4 –  10 12 21 9 10 –  1 1 – 1 – –  ( 3) 1 3 – – –  – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  158 155 118 28  39.7 39.7 39.6 40.0  808 810 779 732  776 784 737 –  704 704 684 –  – – – –  879 881 850 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  3 3 4 7  9 10 13 11  10 10 13 14  32 32 36 57  22 22 16 –  14 14 8 4  4 5 5 7  4 4 3 –  1 1 1 –  Switchboard Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  1,523 1,473 368 1,105 121 50  39.8 39.9 40.0 39.8 39.9 38.9  363 363 398 352 349 338  358 360 395 340 340 293  322 325 380 312 307 291  – – – – – –  412 412 441 408 369 375  – – – – – –  5 5 – 7 – 2  2 1 – 2 – 6  4 4 2 4 15 10  8 7 – 9 – 34  30 31 12 37 53 4  20 19 40 12 7 26  19 19 26 17 16 14  10 10 17 7 7 2  3 3 ( ) 4 2 –  1 1 2 ( 3) – –  ( 3) – – – – 2  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Word Processors Level I .......................................................  98  40.0  392  385  362  –  424  –  –  –  –  –  19  47  28  –  6  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  148 117 62  39.9 39.9 39.8  477 492 492  473 484 –  425 448 –  – – –  517 523 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 – –  32 26 18  31 35 47  19 23 26  8 10 10  4 5 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  90 70 20  39.2 39.0 40.0  626 661 502  628 – 517  561 – 461  – – –  683 – 549  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 – 10  1 – 5  1 – 5  4 – 20  10 3 35  22 23 20  22 27 5  13 17 –  21 27 –  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  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  3  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.  14  Table A-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Houston, TX, March 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 5.00  5.00 6.00  6.00 7.00  7.00 8.00  8.00 9.00  9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 26.00 28.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 26.00 28.00 30.00  General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  1,657 1,224 934 433  $9.22 9.02 8.37 9.77  $8.81 8.50 8.00 9.15  $7.50 7.31 7.25 8.63  – $11.13 – 11.30 – 9.00 – 10.81  1 1 1 –  1 1 1 –  4 6 7 –  24 31 40 3  23 16 20 43  12 12 14 15  10 7 2 17  16 19 3 9  8 8 10 10  1 ( 2) – 2  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  1,964 1,640 1,190 1,173 450 324  18.67 19.39 19.32 19.35 19.56 15.06  19.80 20.37 19.80 19.80 20.75 15.25  16.77 19.80 19.80 19.80 20.59 14.81  – – – – – –  20.62 20.70 20.54 20.54 20.75 15.78  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 2) – – – – ( 2)  3 4 5 5 1 1  2 1 – – 3 6  2 1 – – 3 11  5 1 ( 2) ( 2) 2 29  10 3 3 3 5 45  2 2 2 1 2 5  8 10 12 12 3 1  2 2 1 – 4 1  18 22 30 30 – –  46 55 47 48 74 1  1 1 – – 4 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Maintenance Electronics Technicians Level I ....................................................... Private industry .....................................  301 297  11.88 11.88  11.37 11.37  11.30 11.30  – –  12.23 12.23  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  68 68  15 15  11 11  3 3  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,529 1,454 1,260 1,100 75  18.51 18.66 19.59 20.24 15.60  19.76 19.76 19.76 19.76 16.34  15.56 15.56 19.76 19.76 14.00  – – – – –  20.34 20.58 21.06 21.78 17.16  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 2 2 –  2  5 5 ( ) 1 –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) – 5  7 7 2 ( 2) 5  6 5 5 ( 2) 13  2 1 1 ( 2) 13  7 7 6 6 9  2 2 2 – 12  4 2 2 2 36  2 2 3 2 5  37 39 45 50 –  6 6 7 8 –  4 4 5 6 –  4 4 5 6 –  8 8 9 11 –  4 4 4 5 –  1 2 2 2 –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  210 188 180  20.99 21.72 21.87  18.70 19.24 19.32  17.15 17.15 17.15  – – –  28.37 28.37 28.48  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 2) – –  1 – –  3 – –  1 1 1  2 – –  1 – –  12 13 13  26 29 29  5 5 4  7 7 7  3 3 3  4 4 4  1 – –  2 2 2  1 1 1  4 5 5  26 29 30  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  2,889 2,874 2,415 2,415  18.46 18.48 18.17 18.17  19.35 19.35 19.35 19.35  19.35 19.35 18.12 18.12  – – – –  19.89 19.89 19.35 19.35  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 4 5 5  3 3 3 3  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  2 2 2 2  3 3 4 4  3 3 4 4  6 6 7 7  1 1 1 1  1 1 ( 2) ( 2)  59 60 71 71  17 17 4 4  – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries: Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  2,165 1,397  14.63 14.70  14.00 13.71  13.33 13.11  – –  15.93 15.50  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 5  2 1  7 8  5 3  32 41  16 10  18 9  2 2  2 2  2 2  3 5  7 11  – –  – –  ( 2) 1  – –  – –  – –  163 1,194 557 768  14.40 14.93 16.57 14.51  13.56 13.71 15.50 14.65  11.38 13.71 14.95 13.46  – – – –  16.15 15.41 19.72 15.93  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 4 ( 2)  12 – – 3  21 6 8 5  8 2 2 8  7 47 5 16  9 10 13 27  11 9 20 35  11 1 1 3  1 3 6 1  – 3 5 1  1 6 12 –  18 11 23 –  – – – –  – – – –  – 1 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Tool and Die Makers ................................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  264 264 264 264  17.22 17.22 17.22 17.22  16.50 16.50 16.50 16.50  16.35 16.35 16.35 16.35  – – – –  19.65 19.65 19.65 19.65  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  15 15 15 15  58 58 58 58  – – – –  – – – –  27 27 27 27  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  2  Less than 0.5 percent.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  15  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Houston, TX, March 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— 4.25 and under 4.50  4.50 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  – $13.09  –  –  –  –  –  1  1  ( 2)  4  –  –  Middle range  Forklift Operators: Private industry: Service-producing industries ................  1,986  $11.89  $11.01  $11.00  Guards Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  4,848 4,657 98 4,559 191  6.55 6.47 14.13 6.31 8.46  6.25 6.00 12.55 6.00 8.37  5.50 5.50 9.95 5.50 7.89  – – – – –  7.00 6.85 18.20 6.75 8.62  2 2 – 3 –  2 2 – 2 –  16 17 – 17 –  16 17 – 17 –  21 22 – 23 –  15 15 – 16 3  8 8 – 9 3  5 4 – 5 25  4 3 3 3 23  3 2 1 2 27  Level II ......................................................  271  10.17  9.89  9.14  –  11.39  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  13  3  8  9.50 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 and 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 over  1  1  63  4  2  18  –  2  –  3  –  –  2 2 6 1 7  2 2 16 2 8  1 1 18 1 3  ( 2) ( 2) 4 ( 2) 2  ( 2) ( 2) 1 ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 49 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  13  18  12  20  –  –  –  –  –  ( ) ( 2) 16 16 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  7  5  2  –  2  2  2  2  2  Janitors ........................................................ 20,727 Private industry ......................................... 17,803 Goods-producing industries .................. 433 Manufacturing ................................... 432 Service-producing industries ................ 17,370 State and local government ...................... 2,924  5.34 4.90 9.28 9.28 4.79 8.02  4.50 4.45 9.39 9.39 4.35 7.79  4.25 4.25 5.25 5.25 4.25 6.51  – – – – – –  5.70 5.00 10.86 10.86 5.00 9.34  43 51 – – 52 –  18 21 13 13 21 ( 2)  10 11 15 15 11 4  7 7 13 13 6 6  5 4 ( 2) ( 2) 4 13  4 2 – – 2 12  4 2 – – 3 10  2 1 – – 1 8  2 1 2 2 ( 2) 9  1 ( 2) – – ( 2) 9  2 1 13 13 ( 2) 8  1 ( 2) 11 11 ( 2) 7  1 ( 2) 14 14 ( 2) 6  1 ( 2) 2 2 ( 2) 4  ( ) ( 2) – – ( 2) 1  ( ) – – – – 1  ( ) – – – – ( 2)  ( ) – – – – ( 2)  Material Handling Laborers: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  160 160  8.85 8.85  8.67 8.67  8.48 8.48  – –  8.67 8.67  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 7  – –  1 1  16 16  61 61  1 1  – –  4 4  6 6  2 2  – –  – –  – –  Order Fillers ................................................ Private industry .........................................  744 744  8.19 8.19  6.75 6.75  6.00 6.00  – –  11.00 11.00  – –  – –  15 15  1 1  24 24  17 17  ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2)  – –  2 2  1 1  6 6  24 24  4 4  4 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Shipping/Receiving Clerks ........................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  1,595 1,527 68  10.94 11.03 8.93  12.14 12.14 8.84  9.25 9.50 7.70  – – –  12.14 12.14 10.23  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  ( 2) ( 2) –  1 1 12  5 5 3  2 2 7  3 2 10  4 3 13  5 4 15  6 6 6  6 6 4  8 8 9  4 3 21  49 52 –  4 4 –  – – –  – – –  ( 2) ( 2) –  – – –  1 1 –  1 1 –  – – –  Truckdrivers Light Truck: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  261 239 31  9.32 10.76 7.91  8.00 11.25 8.20  8.00 6.50 6.54  – – –  11.25 14.13 9.27  – – –  – – –  3 – –  – – –  – – 19  – 32 19  – 1 3  – 6 6  51 2 19  – 3 –  3 – 13  – 3 19  5 3 –  38 10 –  – 10 –  – 4 –  – 17 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – 9 –  – – –  Medium Truck: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  75 71  9.86 9.96  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  16 17  – –  – –  23 18  – –  5 6  – –  44 46  – –  – –  7 7  – –  – –  – –  – –  5 6  – –  – –  Heavy Truck ............................................. Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. State and local government ..................  1,335 1,114 747 221  10.09 10.34 9.57 8.82  9.36 9.80 9.36 8.63  8.78 9.05 8.80 8.63  – – – –  11.40 11.55 9.95 8.63  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 – – 13  9 9 13 11  22 14 20 62  23 27 40 4  2 2 2 1  11 12 7 2  13 14 10 6  16 19 6 2  2 2 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  16  – – – – – –  1 1  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Houston, TX, March 1996 — Continued Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of— 4.25 and under 4.50  4.50 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  – $14.95 – 14.95 – 12.30 – 12.30 – 14.95 – 17.21  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 2 – – 2 3  5 5 17 – 2 3  ( 2) – – – – –  2 2 9 2 – –  3 3 16 26 – –  6 6 29 34 1 –  3 3 1 2 3 1  28 28 9 14 33 ( 2)  19 19 6 6 23 35  15 15 4 6 18 28  1 1 2 4 ( 2) 1  2 2 2 2 2 3  Middle range  9.50 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 and 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 over  Tractor Trailer ........................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  4,256 4,255 811 501 3,444 2,156  $13.30 13.30 10.95 11.79 13.85 14.87  $13.58 13.58 10.25 10.84 13.80 14.95  $12.15 12.15 9.25 9.84 12.15 13.80  Warehouse Specialists: Private industry: Goods-producing industries: Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries: Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  1,203  13.98  13.29  10.00  –  18.61  –  –  –  –  –  –  5  –  6  –  1  7  13  1  5  24  ( 2)  –  314 53  13.40 9.75  13.84 9.83  11.43 8.53  – –  17.38 10.90  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 6  1 9  2 8  5 13  3 9  1 8  4 26  23 21  2 –  4 –  20 –  – –  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  1 1 2 2 ( ) 1 1  13 13 1 1 15 25  ( 2) ( 2) 1 2 – –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) 1 – –  –  –  36  –  2  – –  30 –  – –  – –  – –  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.  17  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  375 308 218 33 67  39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0  $610 639 577 523 475  $596 615 577 – 463  $499 527 510 – 440  – – – – –  $673 692 644 – 499  1 – – – 3  25 14 20 42 73  26 28 36 42 18  29 34 38 12 6  10 12 6 – –  3 4 ( 3) 3 –  5 6 – – –  2 2 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  785 682 243 97 439 44 103  39.8 39.8 39.8 40.0 39.8 40.0 39.8  686 700 789 660 651 629 591  665 678 784 658 645 599 570  583 599 673 590 577 590 538  – – – – – – –  750 772 885 684 721 670 618  – – – – – – –  4 3 1 3 4 – 6  27 23 10 24 30 57 58  31 32 27 58 34 25 25  19 22 15 8 25 16 4  12 13 25 4 6 2 7  4 5 12 3 ( 3) – –  2 3 7 – 3 ( ) – –  1 1 2 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,020 933 381 552 97 87  39.8 39.8 39.8 39.8 40.0 40.0  867 882 968 823 736 703  858 871 960 808 739 681  741 761 861 718 652 635  – – – – – –  975 995 1,071 923 781 784  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  3 3 – 5 18 10  15 12 8 15 29 48  19 19 7 27 30 21  21 22 18 24 9 18  19 21 23 19 11 2  13 14 24 7 2 –  6 6 13 2 1 –  3 3 6 1 – –  ( 3) 1 1 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  840 801 470 78 331 39  39.9 39.9 39.8 40.0 39.9 39.5  1,194 1,209 1,265 1,067 1,129 886  1,200 1,210 1,232 – 1,125 891  1,041 1,070 1,111 – 972 850  – – – – – –  1,339 1,348 1,389 – 1,250 959  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – 3  ( 3) – – – – 8  3 3 – – 7 10  4 2 – – 6 31  12 10 8 31 14 46  15 15 11 13 21 –  16 16 20 47 11 –  20 21 21 8 21 3  13 14 16 1 11 –  9 9 13 – 4 –  5 6 7 – 3 –  2 2 3 – 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  246 241 167 74  39.7 39.7 39.8 39.6  1,589 1,595 1,650 1,473  1,607 1,630 1,689 –  1,373 1,385 1,507 –  – – – –  1,804 1,804 1,912 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 3 –  – – – –  4 4 3 5  11 10 14 3  2 1 – 4  9 8 2 23  7 7 3 16  15 16 12 24  24 24 26 19  21 21 28 5  5 5 8 –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Attorneys Level I: State and local government ..................  29  40.0  719  713  713  –  733  –  –  10  –  83  3  3  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  101 70 31  39.4 39.2 40.0  1,167 1,292 884  1,212 – 879  961 – 694  – – –  1,346 – 1,046  – – –  – – –  – – –  8 – 26  1 – 3  8 – 26  13 10 19  9 10 6  6 – 19  25 36 –  15 21 –  6 9 –  4 6 –  5 7 –  – – –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  144 102 53 42  39.6 39.4 39.4 40.0  1,403 1,565 1,437 1,010  1,462 1,538 – 1,052  1,200 1,442 – 791  – – – –  1,579 1,704 – 1,189  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 – – 7  6 – – 21  – – – –  4 – – 14  6 – – 21  5 1 2 14  16 15 23 19  1 – – 2  15 21 30 –  24 34 45 –  10 15 – –  7 10 – –  3 5 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  18  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 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— 300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  – $2,058 – 2,114 – – – 1,559  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 5  – – – –  – – – –  1 2 3 –  4 – – 16  15 3 6 50  6 2 3 18  23 27 40 8  17 22 24 3  18 23 9 –  12 16 12 –  4 5 3 –  – – – –  – – – –  Middle range  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  158 120 67 38  39.6 39.5 39.4 40.0  $1,813 1,924 1,811 1,460  $1,800 1,923 – 1,462  $1,571 1,654 – 1,425  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  110 110 57  39.4 39.4 39.7  2,286 2,286 2,209  2,302 2,302 –  2,115 2,115 –  – – –  2,500 2,500 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 5 9  12 12 23  19 19 26  25 25 –  30 30 33  9 9 9  1 1 –  Engineers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  776 741 354 387  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  726 733 780 690  744 748 757 727  692 715 741 560  – – – –  788 788 802 773  – – – –  2 2 – 4  15 14 – 26  10 7 1 13  52 54 67 42  19 19 27 13  2 2 4 1  ( 3) ( 3) 1 ( 3)  1 1 – 1  ( 3) ( 3) – ( 3)  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,254 1,201 770 627 431 62 53  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  879 888 918 924 835 766 679  889 892 933 948 837 764 688  782 785 844 828 770 719 688  – – – – – – –  971 975 998 1,004 891 799 693  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) – –  1 1 – – 2 – 19  7 4 ( 3) – 11 23 58  22 22 21 23 25 53 17  23 24 16 11 39 15 6  29 30 37 39 16 10 –  15 15 22 24 4 – –  1 1 1 1 ( 3) – –  1 1 ( 3) – 3 – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,557 2,444 976 1,468 298 113  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,021 1,032 1,099 988 943 787  1,032 1,039 1,108 992 960 741  929 941 1,025 900 827 650  – – – – – –  1,121 1,126 1,176 1,073 1,021 975  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 ( 3) – ( 3) – 12  2 1 3 ( ) 2 – 24  6 5 1 8 11 21  10 10 4 14 27 9  21 20 11 26 26 30  29 31 29 32 23 3  20 21 37 10 12 1  7 7 13 3 – –  3 3 3 3 – –  1 1 1 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  4,275 4,087 1,558 842 2,529 292 188  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,229 1,245 1,235 1,184 1,250 1,101 888  1,250 1,261 1,250 1,188 1,267 1,087 874  1,099 1,115 1,090 1,041 1,139 985 766  – – – – – – –  1,375 1,382 1,357 1,310 1,392 1,226 998  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 ( 3) – – ( 3) ( 3) 11  2 1 – – 2 1 23  3 2 1 1 3 7 28  6 6 7 13 5 21 14  12 13 19 28 9 25 12  15 16 13 12 17 19 4  21 21 22 19 21 15 8  19 20 22 16 19 11 –  13 14 9 5 17 1 –  6 7 5 5 7 – –  1 1 2 1 ( 3) – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  3,849 3,782 1,341 556 2,441 92 67  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,531 1,540 1,539 1,490 1,540 1,372 1,005  1,554 1,558 1,531 1,415 1,576 1,326 934  1,417 1,429 1,413 1,366 1,443 1,219 874  – – – – – – –  1,664 1,667 1,646 1,579 1,684 1,474 1,150  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) – 6  1 1 – – 1 – 22  2 2 – – 3 – 34  2 2 – – 3 – 3  2 2 1 2 2 12 16  4 4 6 12 3 22 10  9 9 13 21 7 24 6  16 16 23 27 12 22 1  25 25 25 16 25 11 –  30 31 24 12 34 9 –  8 8 7 9 8 1 –  1 1 1 1 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level VI ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  1,571 1,552 596 218 956  39.9 39.9 39.8 40.0 40.0  1,801 1,811 1,792 1,641 1,823  1,831 1,835 1,788 1,616 1,857  1,678 1,685 1,653 1,507 1,723  – – – – –  1,971 1,971 1,949 1,746 2,008  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) – – – –  ( 3) – – – –  1 ( 3) – – ( 3)  1 1 – – 2  2 2 – – 4  2 2 ( 3) ( 3) 3  2 2 1 2 2  4 4 7 17 3  6 6 14 28 2  23 24 31 35 19  36 36 30 12 40  17 17 15 1 18  4 4 2 3 6  1 1 ( 3) – 1  – – – – –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  19  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Level VII .................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $2,141 2,141 2,223  $1,986 1,986 2,063  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of— 300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  – $2,308 – 2,308 – 2,375  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  1 1 –  1 1 –  1 1 –  5 5 2  18 18 15  34 34 28  23 23 34  14 14 14  3 3 7  – – –  Middle range  350 349 104  40.0 40.0 40.0  $2,142 2,142 2,233  Budget Analysts Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  54 9  40.0 40.0  684 614  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 22  17 11  46 44  22 22  6 –  4 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  54 15  40.0 40.0  862 734  – 688  – 669  – –  – 830  – –  – –  2 7  33 53  11 7  19 27  9 7  11 –  9 –  4 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  50 7  40.0 40.0  1,248 897  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  6 43  8 14  22 14  – –  6 29  14 –  2 –  12 –  12 –  16 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Buyers/Contracting Specialists Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  141 91 72 50  39.8 39.7 39.6 40.0  581 617 624 516  558 633 – 500  500 552 – 488  – – – –  667 698 – 540  – – – –  23 13 13 40  38 30 31 52  27 38 36 6  12 18 19 2  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  280 211 114 97 69  39.7 39.9 39.9 40.0 39.2  732 762 796 722 641  707 720 775 707 636  638 665 694 638 585  – – – – –  792 871 910 750 675  – – – – –  1 1 – 2 –  17 9 7 10 42  28 27 18 36 33  30 32 32 33 25  9 12 16 8 –  9 12 19 3 –  4 5 7 2 –  1 1 1 2 –  1 1 – 3 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  544 495 300 156 195 49  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  942 961 993 859 911 751  918 932 951 841 909 694  808 833 841 808 771 588  – – – – – –  1,052 1,061 1,142 929 1,052 908  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  4 2 – – 4 27  4 2 ( 3) 1 5 24  15 15 12 24 20 8  24 25 29 49 19 14  22 22 24 22 20 14  13 13 8 2 21 8  8 8 8 3 8 4  5 5 8 – 1 –  3 4 5 – 2 –  3 3 5 – 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  373 373 170 203  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0  1,320 1,320 1,446 1,214  1,298 1,298 1,379 1,205  1,095 1,095 1,192 1,038  – – – –  1,486 1,486 1,648 1,340  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 – 1  2 2 1 4  10 10 6 13  14 14 6 20  11 11 14 9  13 13 6 20  18 18 21 16  8 8 6 8  8 8 12 5  7 7 12 3  5 5 11 1  2 2 5 –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Computer Programmers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  275 248 166 62 27  39.1 39.2 39.0 38.0 38.7  639 652 612 573 512  625 635 618 577 499  577 602 577 529 499  – – – – –  692 692 637 618 538  – – – – –  6 1 1 3 56  25 23 34 63 44  50 56 61 34 –  12 13 4 – –  6 7 – – –  1 1 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  See footnotes at end of table.  20  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  555 493 169 324 62  38.8 38.7 39.6 38.3 39.1  $725 742 829 696 590  $697 713 848 681 586  $648 658 769 640 539  – – – – –  $818 839 887 730 649  – – – – –  2 – – – 19  9 5 – 8 37  39 40 14 53 37  22 24 17 27 5  20 22 49 8 2  7 8 16 3 –  1 1 2 3 ( ) –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  799 744 565 55  39.7 39.8 39.7 39.3  886 901 894 676  882 890 885 665  804 817 808 635  – – – –  981 985 969 701  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 1 4  8 3 4 69  16 15 19 27  30 33 31 –  25 26 25 –  16 17 15 –  4 4 5 –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  168 157 102  40.0 40.0 40.0  957 964 969  942 958 942  924 935 913  – – –  976 981 1,018  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 1 1  17 15 20  60 62 48  12 12 16  10 10 16  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Computer Systems Analysts Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  381 350 190 160 31  38.9 38.8 39.4 38.0 40.0  838 853 909 786 674  853 863 917 756 675  717 740 852 712 625  – – – – –  936 939 979 860 700  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 1 – 6  14 10 6 14 68  29 30 12 51 19  22 23 21 26 3  21 23 39 2 3  11 12 16 7 –  2 2 4 – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,199 1,156 315 841 115 43  39.5 39.5 39.8 39.5 37.8 39.4  1,012 1,020 1,061 1,004 872 807  1,019 1,028 1,054 990 858 829  898 914 1,002 882 825 740  – – – – – –  1,118 1,125 1,117 1,127 910 862  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 1 – 1 – 9  7 6 2 8 17 28  17 16 1 21 54 53  21 21 19 22 23 7  25 26 46 18 5 2  18 19 22 18 1 –  9 9 8 9 – –  2 2 2 2 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  883 877 367 510 90 6  39.8 39.8 39.9 39.8 38.9 40.0  1,229 1,232 1,256 1,214 1,026 917  1,225 1,227 1,235 1,212 1,053 –  1,130 1,133 1,173 1,066 873 –  – – – – – –  1,337 1,339 1,327 1,385 1,169 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  5 5 1 8 29 33  7 7 ( ) 11 19 50  7 7 2 11 9 17  25 25 36 18 30 –  22 22 29 18 13 –  16 16 22 12 – –  8 9 7 10 – –  8 8 3 11 – –  1 1 1 1 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  288 288 173  39.9 39.9 39.8  1,598 1,598 1,613  1,621 1,621 1,600  1,439 1,439 1,494  – – –  1,769 1,769 1,699  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  3 3 –  10 10 3  7 7 5  12 12 20  14 14 21  34 34 33  19 19 17  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Computer Systems Analyst Supervisors/Managers Level I ....................................................... Private industry .....................................  158 155  39.3 39.3  1,344 1,349  1,308 1,308  1,189 1,198  – –  1,448 1,452  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 1  5 5  20 21  19 19  21 21  12 12  6 6  13 13  1 1  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  162 162 72 52  39.7 39.7 39.3 39.0  1,465 1,465 1,301 1,239  1,454 1,454 – 1,329  1,329 1,329 – 1,128  – – – –  1,538 1,538 – 1,378  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 4 8 12  4 4 8 12  4 4 8 10  9 9 19 13  23 23 42 52  18 18 3 2  21 21 6 –  7 7 1 –  4 4 3 –  7 7 1 –  1 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  21  3  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  300 and under 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1800  1800 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 2800  2800 3000  Personnel Specialists Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  140 109 92  39.5 39.3 39.4  $575 587 561  $548 558 548  $512 512 510  – – –  $600 623 600  – – –  13 16 18  56 46 53  19 24 23  7 9 3  4 5 1  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  240 193 149 47  39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0  668 685 647 598  649 658 635 605  553 560 547 547  – – – –  717 751 717 650  – – – –  4 3 4 9  31 29 34 38  35 30 32 53  17 21 24 –  6 7 4 –  5 6 2 –  2 2 1 –  ( 3) 1 – –  1 2 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  355 307 130 177 64 48  39.8 39.9 40.0 39.8 40.0 39.6  852 866 913 831 854 765  842 842 842 846 846 776  768 793 796 750 817 673  – – – – – –  914 940 1,008 913 909 864  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 1 – 2 – 10  13 11 6 15 2 27  21 21 19 23 16 21  34 35 38 33 58 29  16 17 8 23 25 13  5 6 9 4 – –  3 4 7 2 – –  3 4 9 – – –  1 1 2 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  476 439 253 186 27 37  39.8 39.8 39.9 39.7 40.0 39.9  1,116 1,128 1,211 1,016 1,000 967  1,088 1,096 1,212 981 – –  969 977 1,062 856 – –  – – – – – –  1,249 1,266 1,375 1,142 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – 1 4 –  5 5 1 10 11 8  10 10 2 20 30 19  16 15 10 22 7 35  21 21 23 19 22 24  14 14 15 12 7 11  14 15 21 8 7 3  7 8 11 4 11 –  8 8 13 2 – –  1 1 1 1 – –  3 3 4 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  207 204 143 61  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0  1,390 1,394 1,439 1,288  1,410 1,410 1,481 –  1,228 1,228 1,250 –  – – – –  1,508 1,511 1,601 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – –  9 9 3 21  13 12 16 3  15 15 12 23  13 13 6 30  22 22 27 10  11 11 10 13  15 15 22 –  2 2 3 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Personnel Supervisors/Managers Level I: State and local government ..................  9  40.0  979  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  11  22  –  –  44  –  22  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II: State and local government ..................  12  40.0  1,160  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  8  8  8  –  17  8  8  25  8  8  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  71 71  39.5 39.5  1,956 1,956  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 3  8 8  13 13  24 24  34 34  17 17  1 1  – –  – –  Tax Collectors Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  6 6  40.0 40.0  446 446  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  100 100  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  7 7  40.0 40.0  502 502  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  71 71  29 29  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  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.  22  Table A-7. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  84 59 59 25  39.8 39.8 39.8 40.0  $386 395 395 366  $371 – – 377  $340 – – 350  – – – –  $427 – – 382  4 5 5 –  4 5 5 –  26 27 27 24  40 25 25 76  11 15 15 –  1 2 2 –  13 19 19 –  1 2 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  345 261 52 209 56 84  39.7 39.8 39.7 39.9 40.0 39.3  470 493 521 486 525 400  454 490 – 489 557 414  406 419 – 406 444 353  – – – – – –  531 560 – 551 593 443  – – – – – –  4 – – – – 17  3 2 – 2 – 7  14 14 – 17 9 14  27 22 19 23 18 43  16 17 29 14 – 13  12 15 4 18 20 4  18 23 48 17 41 2  3 3 – 4 13 –  – – – – – –  1 2 – 2 – –  – – – – – –  1 2 – 2 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  315 288 112 91 176 92 27  39.5 39.6 40.0 40.0 39.4 38.9 38.7  560 568 584 561 557 538 480  563 578 521 520 578 578 –  510 513 513 513 500 494 –  – – – – – – –  615 616 652 630 585 578 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 – – – – – 22  3 3 – – 5 5 4  17 14 9 11 17 20 44  27 29 46 56 19 24 4  23 23 1 – 38 51 22  16 17 20 21 15 – –  9 10 18 11 5 – 4  3 3 5 – 2 – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  58 57  39.5 39.5  720 722  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  16 16  21 19  7 7  24 25  16 16  3 4  – –  14 14  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Drafters Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  205 199  40.0 40.0  516 518  508 509  467 471  – –  554 554  – –  – –  – –  3 3  12 9  25 26  33 34  17 17  4 5  7 7  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  190 181 118  40.0 40.0 40.0  661 664 650  663 666 630  599 598 584  – – –  717 719 706  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 3 4  – – –  24 25 34  14 10 14  24 24 11  19 20 23  14 14 11  2 2 3  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level IV .....................................................  120  40.0  865  867  799  –  934  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  2  2  11  13  17  15  32  8  –  –  –  –  Engineering Technicians Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  126 126 93  40.0 40.0 40.0  572 572 599  569 569 580  517 517 541  – – –  624 624 624  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  2 2 –  8 8 –  6 6 3  24 24 25  27 27 33  18 18 24  5 5 5  2 2 –  6 6 8  – – –  – – –  2 2 2  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  367 367 206 161  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  692 692 715 662  688 688 703 669  635 635 667 596  – – – –  746 746 762 727  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – 1  1 1 – 2  4 4 – 9  10 10 5 16  16 16 16 17  26 26 28 24  19 19 24 13  15 15 17 12  7 7 7 6  1 1 1 –  1 1 1 1  – – – –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  1,144 1,144 630 514  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  838 838 802 883  824 824 792 875  733 733 724 746  – – – –  919 919 900 1,003  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  2 2 3 1  2 2 2 2  10 10 14 5  17 17 15 21  13 13 18 7  12 12 15 8  9 9 6 13  21 21 23 18  11 11 3 20  3 3 – 7  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  23  Table A-7. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Houston, TX, March 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— 200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  – $1,177 – 1,177 – 1,087  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  1 1 –  5 5 8  4 4 7  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  15 15 30  27 27 34  28 28 16  15 15 3  5 5 1  ( 3) ( 3) 1  Middle range  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  1,053 1,053 348  40.0 40.0 40.0  $1,084 1,084 1,009  $1,094 1,094 1,012  $1,002 1,002 940  Level VI ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  739 739  40.0 40.0  1,227 1,227  1,248 1,248  1,134 1,134  – –  1,325 1,325  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  13 13  7 7  13 13  35 35  24 24  8 8  Engineering Technicians, Civil Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  24 24  40.0 40.0  378 378  395 395  307 307  – –  429 429  – –  13 13  17 17  33 33  38 38  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II: State and local government ..................  39  40.0  415  397  372  –  466  –  –  3  56  15  5  21  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  190 169  40.0 40.0  521 493  484 468  453 438  – –  534 506  – –  – –  – –  – –  23 26  43 48  12 14  1 1  4 4  7 4  3 4  5 1  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  214 205  40.0 40.0  579 566  551 551  516 516  – –  588 588  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  16 17  24 25  39 41  10 10  – –  1 1  2 2  3 2  4 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level V ...................................................... State and local government ..................  109 109  40.0 40.0  631 631  629 629  588 588  – –  694 694  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  31 31  37 37  32 32  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Corrections Officers ................................... State and local government ......................  2,039 2,039  40.0 40.0  441 441  468 468  422 422  – –  468 468  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  12 12  35 35  53 53  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters: State and local government ......................  1,581  46.1  615  627  522  –  683  –  –  –  –  –  12  20  6  12  28  22  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Police Officers Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  7,492 7,424  40.0 40.0  608 609  608 610  560 560  – –  655 655  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  1 1  10 10  11 11  15 15  29 29  18 18  16 16  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and  methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 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.  24  Table A-8. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  175 and under 200  200 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  Clerks, Accounting Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  505 391 377 114  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  $425 442 444 369  $388 528 546 357  $340 341 340 329  – – – –  $546 546 546 395  – – – –  1 1 1 1  6 7 8 –  24 18 19 41  24 21 18 34  6 3 3 17  1 – – 6  39 50 52 1  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  935 789 154 635 290 146  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  411 416 455 406 426 385  398 400 443 390 398 378  361 362 430 358 358 361  – – – – – –  444 451 476 440 513 400  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 2 – 3 – 1  15 16 5 19 21 12  33 28 3 34 30 60  27 28 51 23 16 18  9 9 19 7 6 7  4 5 11 3 4 2  10 11 10 12 23 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,611 1,464 772 353 692 147  39.8 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9 38.3  503 510 556 509 459 427  491 505 535 519 455 415  435 441 509 450 417 388  – – – – – –  548 561 605 547 490 476  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 1 – – 2 10  10 8 3 6 13 27  20 19 9 18 30 33  19 20 9 12 32 15  24 26 37 46 13 8  11 12 16 11 7 4  5 6 8 2 3 3  4 4 8 3 – –  4 4 8 1 – –  1 1 2 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  911 857 419 438 178 54  39.8 39.8 40.0 39.7 39.3 39.4  576 585 638 534 497 434  558 568 606 525 498 428  487 500 546 475 431 339  – – – – – –  631 640 735 602 568 482  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 – – – – 26  4 4 – 7 17 4  7 5 1 9 13 31  16 16 10 22 23 20  18 18 15 21 17 7  19 19 23 15 15 11  13 14 11 16 13 –  8 9 12 6 2 –  4 4 6 2 – –  3 3 5 1 – –  4 4 8 – – –  3 3 7 – – –  1 1 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Clerks, General Level I ....................................................... Private industry .....................................  184 58  39.9 39.6  329 356  304 –  281 –  – –  348 –  – –  2 –  45 17  30 50  7 10  3 7  13 14  1 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,182 675 93 582 66 507  39.9 39.8 39.4 39.8 40.0 40.0  356 366 473 349 359 342  335 351 503 340 349 325  312 313 370 304 318 310  – – – – – –  385 400 563 388 382 357  ( 3) – – – – 1  2 4 – 4 – –  11 12 2 14 12 9  45 33 6 38 38 61  22 25 33 24 33 18  7 9 3 9 2 5  6 8 – 9 15 4  4 5 27 1 – 3  1 2 15 – – –  1 2 11 ( 3) – –  ( 3) ( 3) 2 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  799 709 255 454  39.6 39.6 39.3 39.7  492 500 559 467  497 503 546 469  402 408 457 385  – – – –  560 560 647 556  – – – –  1 – – –  ( 3) – – –  8 8 1 12  14 14 5 19  13 13 13 13  15 13 16 11  19 18 17 19  17 19 12 24  5 6 13 2  2 3 7 ( 3)  4 5 13 –  1 1 3 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  1,525 760 231 529  40.0 39.9 40.0 39.9  424 537 549 531  408 560 552 560  291 490 500 477  – – – –  560 572 588 560  – – – –  – – – –  37 – – –  9 1 – 1  3 4 1 5  6 11 6 13  8 13 19 10  8 14 23 11  23 44 35 48  4 8 8 7  2 4 8 3  1 1 – 2  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  25  Table A-8. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  175 and under 200  200 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  Key Entry Operators Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  414 58 52 356  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  $330 343 346 328  $328 – – 327  $308 – – 306  – – – –  $343 – – 343  – – – –  – – – –  16 17 19 16  69 48 42 72  12 24 27 10  2 10 12 1  1 – – 1  ( 3) – – ( 3)  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  572 293 286 279  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  386 388 385 384  381 390 388 372  347 347 344 349  – – – –  413 415 414 408  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  5 5 5 5  23 21 21 25  33 28 29 38  26 34 35 18  5 3 3 7  6 8 6 4  1 – – 3  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Personnel Assistants (Employment) Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  109 73 59 36  39.9 39.9 39.8 40.0  435 468 448 367  420 – – 376  375 – – 291  – – – –  500 – – 406  – – – –  – – – –  12 1 2 33  6 7 8 6  23 22 25 25  18 14 17 28  15 21 22 3  6 5 5 6  16 23 20 –  5 7 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. State and local government ..................  114 89 64 25  39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8  572 619 654 405  582 604 – 339  497 552 – 339  – – – –  682 690 – 482  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  13 – – 60  1 – – 4  3 3 – –  10 8 5 16  9 9 8 8  18 22 11 –  13 13 17 12  19 25 33 –  9 11 16 –  6 8 11 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Secretaries Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  511 327 248 184  39.4 40.0 40.0 38.3  444 453 447 429  444 447 432 435  390 399 390 361  – – – –  495 496 485 493  – – – –  – – – –  2 – – 5  6 2 3 13  20 23 28 16  25 25 26 23  25 24 23 25  15 14 8 17  6 9 10 1  1 2 2 –  ( 3) 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,694 1,023 234 789 67 671  39.7 39.6 39.4 39.6 39.6 39.9  497 528 591 509 526 451  497 533 584 510 533 451  434 463 548 450 441 376  – – – – – –  575 588 632 572 600 517  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  6 1 – 2 – 14  12 7 – 9 7 20  14 12 ( 3) 15 22 16  19 16 9 18 9 24  17 22 17 24 12 10  20 23 32 21 24 15  8 12 24 9 16 1  3 5 12 3 9 –  1 1 3 1 – –  1 1 3 ( 3) – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,145 1,739 395 1,344 432 406  39.7 39.6 39.4 39.7 39.6 39.7  562 590 716 553 547 443  558 585 714 548 544 450  478 501 646 482 466 339  – – – – – –  645 656 760 617 628 520  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  6 ( 3) – 1 2 28  2 1 – 2 4 6  10 8 – 10 12 17  15 14 – 19 23 19  16 15 2 19 10 18  13 14 5 17 14 8  16 19 19 19 18 4  8 10 14 8 10 1  9 11 33 5 7 –  3 3 11 1 – –  2 2 9 ( 3) – –  1 1 3 – – –  1 1 5 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  697 542 102 440 49 155  39.8 39.8 40.0 39.7 40.0 39.8  650 685 760 668 629 525  645 673 734 656 598 529  566 600 680 577 526 411  – – – – – –  737 769 835 745 697 637  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  4 – – – – 17  1 – – – – 6  2 1 – 1 2 5  4 3 – 3 16 11  11 10 – 13 20 14  11 11 5 13 12 12  17 17 8 19 22 17  16 16 19 16 2 13  12 14 25 12 2 3  10 13 14 13 8 1  6 8 17 6 – –  2 3 7 2 4 –  2 2 3 2 10 –  1 1 – 1 – –  1 1 4 – – –  – – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  26  Table A-8. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  175 and under 200  200 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  149 146 109 28  39.7 39.7 39.6 40.0  $812 814 782 732  $784 800 735 –  $716 716 683 –  – – – –  $885 923 850 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  3 3 5 7  10 10 14 11  9 8 11 14  23 23 30 57  7 7 4 –  15 15 9 –  8 8 8 –  15 15 9 4  5 5 6 7  4 4 4 –  1 1 1 –  Switchboard Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  468 432 55 377 51 36  39.7 39.8 40.0 39.8 40.0 38.4  340 341 406 332 356 331  346 346 – 335 346 –  277 277 – 252 307 –  – – – – – –  400 404 – 383 400 –  – – – – – –  20 21 – 24 – 11  14 12 – 13 – 39  19 21 7 23 53 6  19 17 20 17 10 36  16 17 62 10 37 3  6 6 9 6 – 3  5 5 2 6 – –  1 1 – 1 – –  ( 3) – – – – 3  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Word Processors Level I .......................................................  56  40.0  368  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  34  50  16  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ......................................................  107  40.0  469  473  414  –  517  –  –  –  –  7  39  27  15  6  6  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  70 20  39.0 40.0  618 502  – 517  – 461  – –  – 549  – –  – –  – –  3 10  1 5  1 5  6 20  13 35  29 20  14 5  3 –  7 –  20 –  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  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.  27  Table A-9. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Houston, TX, March 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  5.50 and under 6.00  6.00 6.50  6.50 7.00  7.00 7.50  7.50 8.00  8.00 9.00  9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 and 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 over  General Maintenance Workers .................. State and local government ......................  984 383  $8.91 9.89  $8.63 9.15  $7.50 8.63  – –  $9.66 10.94  1 –  1 –  2 –  15 –  11 1  31 45  17 14  8 16  7 10  6 11  1 2  1 1  ( 2) 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  1,415 1,091 747 730 324  18.64 19.70 19.80 19.84 15.06  20.37 20.54 20.54 20.54 15.25  15.85 18.56 18.08 20.03 14.81  – – – – –  20.75 20.75 20.62 20.62 15.78  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 2) – – – ( 2)  1 1 – – 1  2 1 – – 6  3 1 – – 11  7 1 – – 29  13 3 2 2 45  2 2 2 2 5  12 15 20 20 1  2 3 2 – 1  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) –  58 74 73 75 1  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Maintenance Electronics Technicians Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,263 1,188 1,083 75  19.10 19.32 19.89 15.60  19.76 19.76 19.76 16.34  17.16 18.61 19.76 14.00  – – – –  20.58 20.58 20.82 17.16  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 2 –  ( 2) 1 1 –  1 ( 2) ( 2) 5  7 7 1 5  3 2 1 13  2 1 1 13  7 7 7 9  2 1 1 12  4 2 2 36  2 2 2 5  44 47 51 –  6 6 6 –  3 4 4 –  3 3 3 –  9 9 10 –  6 6 7 –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  75 53  18.09 19.46  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  3 –  8 –  3 4  7 –  4 –  3 2  16 23  15 19  12 15  8 11  11 15  3 –  5 8  3 4  Maintenance Machinists ............................ Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  255 255 241 241  19.89 19.89 19.99 19.99  20.62 20.62 20.62 20.62  19.89 19.89 19.99 19.99  – – – –  20.62 20.62 20.62 20.62  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  10 10 10 10  4 4 3 3  3 3 – –  15 15 14 14  69 69 73 73  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry .........................................  1,270 1,255  19.39 19.44  19.89 19.89  19.89 19.89  – –  20.75 20.75  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  ( 2) ( 2)  1 1  1 1  5 4  12 12  1 1  1 1  40 40  39 39  – –  ( 2) ( 2)  – –  – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  1,194 455 57 57 398 349 739  15.70 17.57 17.60 17.60 17.57 18.15 14.54  15.41 17.85 – – 17.85 18.36 14.66  14.06 15.41 – – 15.41 15.41 13.46  – – – – – – –  16.15 20.30 – – 20.30 20.30 15.93  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 2) – – – – – ( 2)  1 – – – – – 2  3 – – – – – 4  6 2 – – 3 1 8  14 9 – – 11 1 17  20 8 – – 9 10 28  30 20 32 32 19 21 36  4 5 28 28 2 2 3  4 7 2 2 8 9 1  3 7 – – 8 8 1  2 6 2 2 7 8 –  13 33 37 37 32 37 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 2 – – 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.  2  Less than 0.5 percent.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  28  Table A-10. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Houston, TX, March 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— 4.25 and under 4.50  4.50 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  – $14.58 – 14.58 – 12.84 – 12.84  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – –  ( 2) ( 2) – –  6 6 – –  – – – –  2 2 7 7  5 5 8 8  5 5 9 9  4 4 8 8  24 24 46 46  8 8 6 6  41 41 ( 2) ( 2)  – – – –  5 5 16 16  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) 1 ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  2 2 49 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Middle range  9.50 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 and 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 over  Forklift Operators ....................................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  886 886 292 292  $13.00 13.00 12.53 12.53  $13.09 13.09 12.55 12.55  $12.45 12.45 11.25 11.25  Guards Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  2,698 2,512 98 2,414 186  7.10 7.00 14.13 6.71 8.47  6.50 6.50 12.55 6.50 8.37  6.00 6.00 9.95 6.00 7.91  – – – – –  7.75 7.50 18.20 7.25 8.63  3 3 – 3 –  2 2 – 2 –  5 6 – 6 –  9 9 – 10 –  20 22 – 23 –  19 21 – 22 3  12 12 – 13 3  7 5 – 6 24  7 6 3 6 23  5 4 1 4 27  3 3 6 2 8  4 4 16 3 8  2 2 18 1 3  1 ( 2) 4 ( 2) 2  Level II ......................................................  267  10.15  9.89  9.14  –  11.34  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  13  3  8  13  18  12  19  Janitors ........................................................ 15,205 Private industry ......................................... 12,469 Service-producing industries ................ 12,407 State and local government ...................... 2,736  7  4  2  –  –  –  –  –  –  2  2  2  2  5.39 4.80 4.77 8.07  4.45 4.25 4.25 7.98  4.25 4.25 4.25 6.59  – – – –  6.08 5.00 5.00 9.39  51 62 62 –  10 13 13 ( 2)  7 7 7 4  6 6 6 5  6 4 4 12  4 3 3 12  5 3 3 10  2 ( 2) ( 2) 8  2 1 1 9  2 ( 2) ( 2) 10  2 ( 2) ( 2) 8  1 ( 2) ( 2) 8  2 1 ( 2) 6  1 ( 2) ( 2) 4  ( ) ( 2) ( 2) 1  ( ) – – 1  ( ) – – ( 2)  ( ) – – ( 2)  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Shipping/Receiving Clerks ........................ Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  415 347 76 271 68  10.27 10.53 15.81 9.06 8.93  9.25 9.28 – 8.50 8.84  7.88 7.90 – 7.50 7.70  – – – – –  12.00 12.95 – 11.00 10.23  – – – – –  – – – – –  3 4 – 5 –  2 2 – 3 –  4 2 – 3 12  3 3 – 4 3  7 7 – 8 7  10 10 – 12 10  11 11 – 14 13  4 2 – 3 15  9 10 – 13 6  5 5 – 6 4  5 4 4 4 9  10 8 8 8 21  7 8 9 7 –  12 14 29 10 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 2) 1 3 – –  – – – – –  4 5 24 – –  4 5 24 – –  – – – – –  Truckdrivers Light Truck ................................................ State and local government ..................  176 25  11.23 7.84  11.54 7.07  9.47 6.54  – –  13.57 9.44  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 24  3 24  2 4  8 8  2 –  3 –  2 16  7 24  11 –  14 –  14 –  6 –  23 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Heavy Truck ............................................. State and local government ..................  340 221  9.40 8.82  8.63 8.63  8.00 8.63  – –  8.63 8.63  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  8 13  31 11  40 62  2 4  1 1  1 2  4 6  1 2  4 –  – –  – –  8 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Tractor Trailer ........................................... Private industry .....................................  1,161 1,160  13.74 13.74  14.95 14.95  12.96 12.96  – –  14.95 14.95  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  12 12  ( 2) –  – –  – –  2 2  10 10  5 5  4 4  54 54  1 1  6 6  3 3  1 1  1 1  ( 2) ( 2)  Warehouse Specialists .............................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  1,175 1,122 808 314 314 53  15.27 15.53 16.35 13.40 13.40 9.75  14.65 14.81 18.61 13.84 13.84 9.83  13.05 13.29 13.29 11.43 11.43 8.53  – – – – – –  18.61 18.61 18.61 17.38 17.38 10.90  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 1 – 4 4 6  1 ( 2) – 1 1 9  1 1 – 2 2 8  2 2 – 5 5 13  1 1 – 3 3 9  1 ( 2) ( 2) 1 1 8  2 1 – 4 4 26  8 7 1 23 23 21  6 6 7 2 2 –  25 27 35 4 4 –  6 6 1 20 20 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  8 8 – 30 30 –  37 39 53 – – –  – – – – – –  2 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.  2  Less than 0.5 percent.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  29  Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey  Scope This survey of the Houston, TX Primary 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.  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 Houston, TX Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collection for the survey was from February 1996 through July 1996 and reflects an average payroll reference month of March 1996. Data obtained for a payroll period prior to the end of April 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 Houston, TX Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (March 1992). Establishments with 50 workers or more during the sampling frame's reference period were included in the survey sample even if they employed fewer than 50 workers at the time of the survey. The sampling frame was reviewed for completeness and accuracy prior to the survey and, when necessary, corrections were made: Missing establishments were added; out-of-business and out-of-scope establishments were removed; and addresses, employment levels, industry classification, and other information were updated.  Occupational pay Occupational pay data are shown for full-time workers, i.e., those hired to work a regular weekly schedule. Pay data exclude premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases—but not bonuses—under cost-ofliving allowance clauses and incentive payments, however, are included in the pay data. Unless otherwise indicated, the pay data following the job titles are for all industries combined. Pay data for some of the occupations for all industries combined (or for some industry divisions within the scope of the survey) are not presented in the A-series tables because either (1) data did not provide statistically 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. In other words, the larger the number of employees expected to be found in A-1  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. 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 data in this bulletin are estimates from a scientifically selected 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. A measure of the variation among these differing estimates is called the standard error or sampling error. It indicates the precision with which an estimate from a particular sample approximates the average result of all possible samples. The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error divided by the estimate. For example, if the estimated average weekly salary of Secretaries Level IV is $500 and the standard error is $8, the RSE is 1.6 percent, or $8/$500x100 = 1.6%. Estimates of relative standard errors for this survey vary among the occupational work levels depending on such factors as the frequency with which the job occurs, the dispersion of salaries for the job, and the survey design. The distribution of published work levels for one relative standard error was as follows:  Relative standard error Less than 1 percent 1 and under 3 percent 3 and under 5 percent 5 percent and over  Survey nonresponse Data were not available from 12.6 percent of the sample establishments (representing 154,008 employees covered by the survey). An additional 8.3 percent of the sample establishments (representing 59,901 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.  Percent of published occupational work levels 0.0 60.7 33.9 5.5  The standard error can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample estimate. For example, a 95 percent confidence interval is centered at the sample estimate and includes all values within 2 times the estimate's standard error. If all possible samples were selected to estimate the population value, the interval from each sample would include the true population value approximately 95 percent of the time.  A-2  reasons for, and sources of incorrect decisions made by Bureau field economists in matching company jobs to survey occupations. Once identified, the problems are discussed promptly with the field economists while the data are still being collected. Subsequently, the JMV results are tallied, reported to BLS staff, and become the basis for remedial action for future surveys. Approximately 2 percent of the 580 sampled job match decisions reviewed by the JMV reviewers and checked with the respondents were subsequently changed by the JMV reviewers. The results are from a similar survey conducted in 1994, see Occupational Comepensation Survey: Pay Only, Houston, TX, BLS Bulletin 307518.  Using the RSE example above, there is 95 percent confidence that the true population value for Secretaries Level IV is between $484 and $516 (i.e., $500 plus or minus 2 x $8). 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. To measure and better control nonsampling errors that occur during data collection, a quality control procedure was applied to the survey design. The procedure, job match validation (JMV), is designed to identify the frequency,  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.  A-3  Appendix table 1. Establishments and workers within scope of survey and number studied, Houston, TX1, March 1996 Number of establishments Industry  division2  Within scope of survey3  Workers in establishments Within scope of survey4  Studied  Studied Number  Percent  ALL ESTABLISHMENTS All divisions ...................................................................................  3,436  291  1,007,554  100  336,488  Private industry ....................................................................... Goods producing .............................................................. Manufacturing ............................................................. Mining5 ........................................................................ Construction5 .............................................................. Service producing ............................................................. Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ................................................. Wholesale trade7 ........................................................ Retail trade7 ................................................................ Finance, insurance, and real estate7 .......................... Services7 ....................................................................  3,340 1,018 620 113 285 2,322  263 77 49 9 19 186  828,216 215,066 140,315 30,275 44,476 613,150  82 21 14 3 4 61  218,844 49,428 30,218 9,745 9,465 169,416  255 345 531 191 1,000  30 9 16 17 114  82,385 34,933 201,980 42,416 251,436  8 3 20 4 25  35,146 2,909 40,982 15,484 74,895  State and local government ....................................................  96  28  179,338  18  117,644  All divisions ...................................................................................  380  111  645,884  100  307,302  Private industry ....................................................................... Goods producing .............................................................. Manufacturing ............................................................. Mining5 ........................................................................ Construction5 .............................................................. Service producing ............................................................. Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ................................................. Wholesale trade7 ........................................................ Retail trade7 ................................................................ Finance, insurance, and real estate7 .......................... Services7 ....................................................................  338 93 62 20 11 245  93 25 14 5 6 68  477,240 99,627 61,507 21,605 16,515 377,613  74 15 10 3 3 58  191,762 41,530 24,200 9,365 7,965 150,232  45 7 88 22 83  12 3 9 7 37  61,634 4,434 146,881 28,955 135,709  10 1 23 4 21  32,495 2,362 39,984 14,068 61,323  State and local government ....................................................  42  18  168,644  26  115,540  ESTABLISHMENTS EMPLOYING 500 WORKERS OR MORE  1 The Houston Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget through October 1984, consists of Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties. 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. Note: Overall industries may include data for industry divisions not shown separately.  A-4
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