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Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Houston–Galveston–Brazoria, TX, Consolidated Metropolitan Area, April 1996  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin 3085-24  ________________________________________________________________ Preface This bulletin provides results of an April 1996 survey of occupational pay in the Houston–Galveston–Brazoria, TX Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area, which combines the Houston, Galveston–Texas City, and Brazoria Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas. A bulletin providing results of the survey for only the Houston Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area has been published as Bulletin 3085-21. 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  For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, GPO bookstores, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Publications Sales Center, P.O. Box 2145, Chicago, IL 60690-2145.  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.  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Houston–Galveston–Brazoria, TX, Consolidated Metropolitan Area, April 1996  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Robert B. Reich, Secretary Bureau of Labor Statistics Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner October 1996 Bulletin 3085-24  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 ..............................  11  A-4.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations ................................................................................  A-5.  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations ...................................................................  24  A-8.  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ...............................  26  A-9.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom  A-10.  Hourly pay of material movement and custodial  occupations ................................................................................ occupations ................................................................................  29 30  14  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  households) employing 50 workers or more and to State and local governments and (2) adding more professional, administrative, technical, and protective service occupations to the surveys.  This survey of occupational pay in the Houston–Galveston–Brazoria, TX Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, 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  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-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  660 570 480 33 90  39.8 39.7 39.7 40.0 40.0  $574 587 549 523 490  $552 596 529 – 475  $471 473 468 – 447  – – – – –  $654 654 654 – 525  2 2 2 – 2  38 34 40 42 62  18 16 18 42 28  31 35 37 12 8  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 ..................  1,212 1,068 487 171 581 60 144  39.8 39.8 39.9 40.0 39.7 40.0 39.6  670 680 725 680 642 659 595  660 672 674 660 635 645 576  577 590 652 635 576 596 533  – – – – – – –  727 731 802 688 704 731 655  – – – – – – –  4 3 1 2 5 – 10  28 25 15 18 33 42 49  38 40 45 57 35 18 26  17 18 13 9 22 38 8  8 9 14 7 4 2 6  3 4 8 6 ( 3) – 1  1 2 3 – ( 3) – –  ( 3) 1 1 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries: Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,676 1,572 747 286  39.9 39.8 39.9 40.0  888 900 941 939  863 875 934 911  757 769 816 823  – – – –  993 997 1,013 1,003  – – – –  – – – –  3 2 – –  11 9 4 10  21 21 14 12  24 24 25 21  18 20 25 23  10 11 17 20  5 5 9 7  2 2 4 3  5 6 1 –  1 1 2 4  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  133 104  40.0 39.9  753 710  750 688  656 638  – –  813 784  – –  – –  13 10  21 44  41 24  7 20  17 2  2 –  1 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,190 1,144 741 106 403 80 46  39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0 39.9 40.0 39.6  1,170 1,179 1,225 1,116 1,095 951 929  1,139 1,148 1,215 1,103 1,085 939 924  1,019 1,029 1,066 1,018 955 797 855  – – – – – – –  1,317 1,334 1,369 1,135 1,238 1,076 959  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – – 2  ( 3) – – – – – 7  3 3 – – 8 26 9  4 3 – – 9 13 26  14 13 10 23 17 32 41  22 22 24 23 20 15 –  13 13 13 37 12 6 9  16 17 17 6 17 5 2  15 16 19 1 9 2 4  6 7 9 4 3 – –  4 4 5 – 3 – –  2 2 3 8 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  ( 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  17 17 16 19 21  6 6 7 – 3  5 5 5 – 5  11 11 14 – –  4 4 5 – –  1 1 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Attorneys Level I: State and local government ..................  31  39.8  722  713  713  –  733  –  –  10  –  84  3  3  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  110 76 34  39.4 39.2 39.9  1,163 1,289 883  1,224 – 879  951 – 694  – – –  1,313 – 961  – – –  – – –  – – –  8 – 26  1 – 3  7 – 24  14 9 24  8 9 6  5 – 18  28 41 –  14 20 –  5 8 –  4 5 –  3 4 –  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  214 157 79 78 57  39.7 39.6 39.7 39.6 39.8  1,411 1,542 1,701 1,381 1,050  1,462 1,567 – – 1,052  1,200 1,437 – – 922  – – – – –  1,696 1,696 – – 1,195  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 – – – 5  4 – – – 16  – – – – –  7 4 – 8 14  7 – – – 28  4 1 – 1 14  18 19 4 35 16  ( 3) – – – 2  10 13 6 21 2  17 22 14 31 4  18 24 43 5 –  5 7 14 – –  2 3 5 – –  3 4 8 – –  2 3 6 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  3  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  – $2,067 – 2,154 – 2,170 – – – 1,567  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 – – – 5  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 – 3 –  3 – – – 15  10 2 – 5 49  4 1 – 3 18  14 16 5 32 5  14 16 18 15 3  17 20 21 19 3  4 4 5 3 –  22 26 37 8 3  8 10 10 11 –  3 3 4 3 –  – – – – –  5 5 9  – – –  12 12 23  19 19 26  25 25 –  30 30 33  Middle range  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  227 188 113 75 39  39.7 39.7 39.8 39.5 40.0  $1,845 1,921 1,995 1,809 1,477  $1,827 1,837 2,000 – 1,464  $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 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Engineers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  1,161 1,126 481 435  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  712 716 792 794  741 741 773 773  612 623 741 741  – – – –  788 788 831 831  – – – –  1 1 – –  19 19 – –  19 18 2 1  38 39 56 56  18 19 34 34  3 3 8 9  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3) – –  ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,393 2,339 1,265 1,119 1,074 107 54  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  852 856 910 913 791 834 676  859 863 926 935 779 831 688  738 740 849 850 700 736 688  – – – – – – –  950 951 981 981 862 909 693  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) – –  2 1 – – 3 – 20  14 13 5 5 22 13 57  21 22 13 13 31 34 17  23 24 23 21 25 28 6  29 30 42 43 16 25 –  9 9 16 16 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 ( 3) – –  1 1 ( 3) – 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  4,507 4,391 2,217 1,861 2,174 325 116  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  994 1,000 1,047 1,051 952 937 786  1,006 1,012 1,058 1,058 946 955 741  883 894 950 962 842 819 650  – – – – – – –  1,097 1,100 1,141 1,142 1,039 1,021 975  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) – 12  2 1 ( 3) ( 3) 3 – 24  8 7 3 4 12 14 22  18 18 15 15 21 27 9  20 20 13 11 26 24 30  28 28 31 32 26 23 3  16 17 26 27 7 11 1  5 6 9 9 2 – –  2 2 2 2 2 – –  1 1 1 ( 3) 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  6,147 5,944 2,359 1,514 3,585 357 203  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,221 1,232 1,261 1,240 1,213 1,123 896  1,227 1,235 1,269 1,245 1,223 1,112 874  1,090 1,100 1,131 1,096 1,082 996 766  – – – – – – –  1,360 1,364 1,370 1,360 1,360 1,246 999  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) ( 3) 10  2 1 – – 2 1 23  3 3 ( 3) 1 4 6 27  8 8 6 8 9 19 16  13 13 14 18 13 23 11  15 15 13 11 17 19 5  22 23 24 24 22 15 7  17 17 22 19 14 9 1  12 13 13 11 13 7 –  6 6 6 8 5 – –  1 1 1 ( 3) 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  5,315 5,246 2,037 1,007 3,209 69  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,519 1,526 1,554 1,514 1,508 1,000  1,542 1,544 1,554 1,481 1,542 934  1,394 1,399 1,413 1,369 1,385 874  – – – – – –  1,659 1,661 1,664 1,627 1,656 1,134  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) 6  1 1 – – 1 23  2 2 ( 3) ( 3) 2 35  2 2 – – 4 3  2 2 1 3 3 16  6 6 5 9 6 10  13 13 14 19 12 6  16 16 19 22 14 1  21 21 21 15 22 –  20 20 20 14 20 –  7 7 6 3 8 –  7 7 10 12 5 –  3 3 2 2 3 –  1 1 ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  4  10 10 9  4  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  – $1,925 – 1,927 – 1,906 – 1,776 – 1,939 – 997  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – 5  ( 3) – – – – 9  1 ( 3) – – ( 3) 82  1 1 – – 1 –  2 2 – – 3 –  2 2 ( 3) ( 3) 3 –  3 3 4 10 2 –  6 6 9 20 4 –  9 9 12 22 5 –  11 11 7 12 14 –  16 16 19 11 13 –  22 22 22 8 22 –  12 12 13 9 12 5  13 13 12 3 15 –  3 4 2 4 5 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – 1 –  – – – – – –  Middle range  Level VI ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  2,213 2,191 995 391 1,196 22  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0  $1,771 1,778 1,769 1,645 1,786 995  $1,806 1,812 1,788 1,548 1,815 981  $1,632 1,640 1,596 1,480 1,648 934  Level VII .................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  396 395 136  40.0 40.0 40.0  2,149 2,149 2,233  2,151 2,151 2,227  2,005 2,004 2,063  – – –  2,332 2,332 2,345  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  1 1 –  1 1 –  1 1 –  2 2 1  3 3 1  5 5 5  13 13 10  33 33 27  27 27 40  12 12 11  3 3 5  Budget Analysts Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  55 10  40.0 40.0  682 608  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 20  18 20  45 40  22 20  5 –  4 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  64 17  40.0 40.0  878 721  – 669  – 660  – –  – 812  – –  – –  2 6  31 59  9 6  16 24  8 6  22 –  8 –  3 –  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 –  12 –  4 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Buyers/Contracting Specialists Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  323 265 152 136 113 58  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 40.0  528 532 499 485 577 509  500 500 500 500 542 500  463 437 424 424 508 486  – – – – – –  580 606 500 500 667 526  ( 3) ( 3) – – 1 –  33 31 40 45 18 47  43 43 41 42 45 47  17 20 18 13 23 5  5 6 1 – 12 2  ( 3) ( 3) – – 1 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  444 366 218 95 148 78  39.8 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.1  723 744 784 756 683 628  703 712 804 802 658 625  638 658 693 692 607 578  – – – – – –  808 816 838 816 720 663  – – – – – –  2 1 – – 1 6  15 10 4 6 19 40  33 33 26 20 44 32  21 20 18 22 24 22  20 25 38 49 5 –  6 7 10 2 2 –  2 3 4 – 1 –  1 1 ( 3) – 1 –  1 1 – – 2 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  776 726 473 228 253 72 50  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  961 976 1,023 915 886 768 749  951 954 1,027 881 883 740 694  816 841 881 808 767 724 588  – – – – – – –  1,092 1,092 1,129 967 976 837 908  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  3 1 – – 3 11 26  4 2 ( 3) ( 3) 6 11 26  14 15 9 18 26 50 8  19 20 18 34 23 17 14  18 18 19 23 17 1 14  18 19 20 11 16 10 8  15 16 21 12 6 – 4  4 4 6 2 1 – –  2 2 3 – 2 – –  2 2 3 – ( 3) – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  407 407 193 214  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0  1,312 1,312 1,429 1,207  1,302 1,302 1,332 1,200  1,095 1,095 1,240 1,038  – – – –  1,450 1,450 1,608 1,337  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – 1  2 2 1 4  9 9 5 13  14 14 6 21  11 11 12 9  13 13 5 19  22 22 30 15  7 7 6 8  8 8 10 5  3 3 5 1  4 4 5 2  3 3 5 1  2 2 5 –  2 2 5 –  ( 3) ( 3) 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-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  Computer Programmers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  409 381 299 62 28  39.4 39.5 39.4 38.0 38.7  $608 615 582 573 510  $600 604 591 577 499  $546 548 546 529 499  – – – – –  $653 658 623 618 537  – – – – –  8 4 6 3 57  39 38 49 63 43  41 44 43 34 –  8 9 2 – –  4 4 – – –  ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  786 722 214 150 508 64  39.1 39.0 39.7 40.0 38.8 39.2  706 717 816 786 675 590  675 684 841 803 658 586  635 640 736 687 635 540  – – – – – –  770 792 880 867 704 649  – – – – – –  2 – – – – 19  12 9 – – 13 39  47 48 21 29 60 36  18 19 15 21 20 5  17 18 49 40 5 2  5 5 13 10 2 –  1 1 2 – ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,167 1,112 229 883 55  39.8 39.8 40.0 39.8 39.3  877 887 931 876 676  865 870 962 865 665  798 812 865 789 635  – – – – –  969 969 985 950 701  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 ( 3) – 1 4  10 7 2 8 69  16 15 2 19 27  32 34 29 35 –  24 25 47 19 –  14 15 18 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  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  68 68 68  40.0 40.0 40.0  1,155 1,155 1,155  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  13 13 13  15 15 15  38 38 38  15 15 15  19 19 19  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Computer Systems Analysts Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  467 414 241 65 173 100 53  39.1 39.0 39.5 40.0 38.1 37.3 39.9  846 867 927 925 783 772 682  858 877 932 – 756 725 674  719 752 880 – 712 705 629  – – – – – – –  938 952 1,005 – 860 767 725  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 ( 3) 1 3 – – 9  15 10 5 11 16 15 58  25 26 10 8 49 63 21  19 21 18 6 24 11 9  23 26 41 37 4 – 2  12 14 19 22 6 11 –  3 4 7 14 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,431 1,365 442 110 923 116 66  39.6 39.6 39.8 40.0 39.5 37.8 39.4  1,020 1,031 1,065 1,048 1,015 871 800  1,017 1,029 1,049 1,015 1,010 858 817  913 929 1,002 1,002 887 824 730  – – – – – – –  1,125 1,132 1,117 1,095 1,144 910 851  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 1 – – 1 – 12  6 5 2 5 7 18 29  16 14 1 2 20 53 53  19 20 19 13 20 22 5  27 28 47 58 19 5 2  18 19 17 11 20 1 –  10 10 11 5 10 – –  3 3 3 7 3 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – ( 3) – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,267 1,248 445 64 803 90 19  39.8 39.8 39.9 40.0 39.7 38.9 40.0  1,197 1,202 1,236 1,172 1,182 1,026 907  1,190 1,191 1,223 – 1,168 1,053 910  1,066 1,078 1,154 – 1,033 873 846  – – – – – – –  1,317 1,317 1,327 – 1,309 1,169 977  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – – 5  5 4 1 5 7 29 42  12 12 4 28 16 19 32  14 14 6 11 18 9 21  22 22 34 13 16 30 –  20 20 24 5 18 13 –  13 13 20 22 9 – –  7 7 7 17 7 – –  6 6 3 – 8 – –  1 1 ( 3) – 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – ( 3) – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  6  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  – $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  15 15 27 4  11 11 6 16  11 11 12 11  3 3 5 2  1 1 1 1  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Middle range  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  Computer Systems Analyst Supervisors/Managers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  204 201 59 142  39.5 39.5 39.8 39.4  1,335 1,339 1,417 1,307  1,307 1,307 – 1,295  1,198 1,198 – 1,173  – – – –  1,442 1,442 – 1,387  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 – 1  4 3 2 4  22 22 14 25  20 19 20 19  24 24 15 28  11 11 12 11  5 5 12 2  9 9 17 6  2 2 5 1  1 1 2 1  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  233 231 141 52  39.8 39.8 39.7 39.0  1,451 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  12 13 1 2  21 21 13 –  8 8 6 –  2 2 3 –  1 1 1 –  2 2 1 –  5 5 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – –  – – – –  Personnel Specialists Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  164 133 112  39.5 39.4 39.5  562 569 540  541 548 530  500 488 462  – – –  600 623 593  – – –  23 27 32  48 38 44  19 23 19  7 8 4  3 4 1  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  517 429 139 57 290 88  39.9 39.8 39.9 40.0 39.8 40.0  656 670 762 754 626 589  646 669 749 – 596 593  577 577 701 – 577 520  – – – – – –  716 749 823 – 681 650  – – – – – –  5 4 – – 6 8  35 32 6 11 44 50  25 22 9 23 28 40  26 30 56 30 18 2  6 7 17 30 2 –  2 3 6 7 1 –  1 1 2 – ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  1 1 2 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  533 475 218 84 257 74 58  39.8 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 40.0 39.6  872 886 977 873 809 847 761  842 846 984 842 808 840 762  762 785 842 796 692 808 663  – – – – – – –  962 1,000 1,139 925 894 894 862  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 1 – – 2 – 9  16 15 4 7 24 1 29  17 16 11 29 19 15 26  29 29 28 33 30 62 24  14 14 7 14 20 22 12  8 8 15 7 3 – –  12 14 28 7 1 – –  2 3 6 2 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  676 631 407 123 224 41 45  39.9 39.8 39.9 40.0 39.7 40.0 39.9  1,139 1,153 1,222 1,220 1,028 1,010 933  1,127 1,135 1,228 1,280 995 953 925  990 999 1,069 1,010 880 871 850  – – – – – – –  1,281 1,333 1,372 1,385 1,142 1,101 1,039  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) 2 4  4 3 ( 3) – 8 7 11  8 7 1 – 17 20 24  16 15 10 15 24 27 29  18 18 18 19 18 17 20  15 15 16 11 14 10 9  14 15 18 17 11 7 2  15 16 23 29 4 10 –  5 6 8 2 2 – –  2 2 2 7 1 – –  1 2 2 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – 1 – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  230 227 162 84 65  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0  1,412 1,416 1,470 1,408 1,281  1,416 1,429 1,481 1,481 –  1,228 1,228 1,254 1,154 –  – – – – –  1,519 1,567 1,652 1,498 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) – – – –  8 8 3 6 20  13 13 14 27 9  13 14 10 – 22  12 11 5 10 28  20 21 25 32 9  11 11 11 6 12  7 7 10 4 –  8 8 12 6 –  4 4 6 10 –  2 2 2 – –  ( 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-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 ..................  14  40.0  $973  –  –  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 ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  79 79 58  39.5 39.5 39.6  1,956 1,956 1,938  – – –  Tax Collectors Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  15 15  40.0 40.0  536 536  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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  –  –  –  7  14  –  29  36  –  14  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – $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  4 4 6 –  1 1 2 –  1 1 – –  4 4 – –  5 6 – –  – – – –  1 1 2 –  – – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 3 3  8 8 10  6 6 9  9 9 7  11 11 14  10 10 3  37 37 34  15 15 19  1 1 –  – – –  596 596  453 453  – –  596 596  – –  40 40  60 60  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  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 4  Less than 0.5 percent. Workers were distributed as follows: 9 percent at $2,600 and under $2,800 and 1 percent at $2,800 and under $3,000.  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-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  900 950  950 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 ..................  109 82 72 27  39.6 39.5 39.4 40.0  $403 417 397 362  $371 372 – 363  $345 340 – 346  – – – –  $446 495 – 382  3 4 4 –  4 4 4 4  24 23 24 26  37 26 29 70  8 11 13 –  6 9 10 –  10 13 15 –  1 1 1 –  7 10 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  545 450 74 376 56 95  39.8 39.9 39.8 39.9 40.0 39.3  455 468 526 456 525 397  440 443 – 440 557 411  387 387 – 387 444 357  – – – – – –  504 524 – 503 593 440  – – – – – –  3 – – – – 15  3 2 – 3 – 6  25 26 – 31 9 21  28 25 27 25 18 41  15 16 20 15 – 12  8 9 3 10 20 3  14 17 45 11 41 2  2 2 – 2 13 –  1 1 5 – – –  1 1 – 1 – –  – – – – – –  1 1 – 1 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  380 345 144 103 201 92 35  39.5 39.6 40.0 40.0 39.3 38.9 38.8  567 576 599 576 560 538 474  578 578 626 520 578 578 –  513 516 520 513 510 494 –  – – – – – – –  626 626 652 647 589 578 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 – – – – – 20  3 2 – – 4 5 9  15 12 8 12 15 20 43  25 27 37 51 20 24 9  22 23 1 – 39 51 17  20 22 29 18 16 – –  8 8 14 10 4 – 3  3 3 4 – 2 – –  2 2 6 8 – – –  ( 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  – –  10 11  3 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Drafters Level I ....................................................... Private industry .....................................  252 252  40.0 40.0  443 443  360 360  360 360  – –  549 549  – –  – –  23 23  32 32  2 2  3 3  37 37  – –  2 2  – –  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II: Private industry: Service-producing industries ............  172  40.0  505  508  460  –  537  –  –  –  3  6  38  31  14  5  2  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  981 958 23  40.0 40.0 40.0  726 730 560  720 720 546  680 680 486  – – –  780 780 617  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 1 30  1 1 26  7 7 –  8 7 39  12 13 4  28 28 –  19 19 –  18 18 –  2 2 –  – – –  4 4 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  260 255 149  40.0 40.0 40.0  813 815 800  833 844 809  680 680 680  – – –  911 912 907  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 – –  28 28 32  10 10 9  6 6 5  8 8 11  9 9 7  29 30 34  5 5 1  4 4 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Engineering Technicians Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  54 54 53  40.0 40.0 40.0  476 476 478  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  4 4 2  26 26 26  50 50 51  17 17 17  4 4 4  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  229 225 125 100  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  558 559 568 547  564 565 570 542  500 500 517 490  – – – –  617 619 624 615  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – 1  1 1 – 3  10 10 10 10  13 12 10 13  23 23 22 24  26 26 30 22  20 20 18 23  3 3 4 1  1 1 – 3  3 3 6 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  9  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  900 950  950 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  601 592 306 286  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  $664 664 665 663  $672 672 671 673  $602 602 600 602  – – – –  $714 714 721 709  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 2 ( 3)  2 2 3 1  7 7 8 6  13 13 12 14  19 19 21 17  27 27 20 35  16 16 16 16  9 9 11 7  4 4 5 3  ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  1 1 1 ( 3)  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  1,523 1,515 888 625 627  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  821 822 791 759 864  808 808 792 760 854  727 727 720 693 746  – – – – –  914 914 860 820 960  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 2 2 –  2 2 4 5 1  3 3 3 4 2  11 11 13 17 8  19 19 17 20 20  12 12 15 19 8  13 13 15 13 10  11 11 10 4 12  14 14 14 14 13  5 5 5 ( 3) 5  8 8 2 – 16  2 2 – – 6  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  1,109 1,109 378  40.0 40.0 40.0  1,078 1,078 1,014  1,087 1,087 1,012  995 995 944  – – –  1,174 1,174 1,087  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  1 1 –  5 5 7  4 4 7  1 1 ( 3)  6 6 16  8 8 11  29 29 39  26 26 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)  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  12 12 –  9 9 4  16 16 17  34 34 40  22 22 29  7 7 9  Engineering Technicians, Civil Level I: State and local government ..................  20  32  36  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  25  40.0  376  395  310  –  426  –  12  Level II: State and local government ..................  52  40.0  415  397  374  –  433  –  –  2  50  29  4  15  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  253 184  40.0 40.0  529 492  500 468  453 442  – –  590 506  – –  – –  – –  – –  18 25  36 49  11 15  19 1  3 4  6 3  2 3  4 1  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  236 224  40.0 40.0  581 567  551 551  534 516  – –  588 588  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  15 16  23 24  39 42  10 10  2 2  2 1  2 2  3 2  4 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level V ...................................................... State and local government ..................  119 119  40.0 40.0  632 632  629 629  588 588  – –  694 694  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  29 29  37 37  34 34  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Corrections Officers ................................... State and local government ......................  4,127 4,127  40.0 40.0  442 442  468 468  411 411  – –  468 468  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  12 12  33 33  54 54  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters .................................................. State and local government ......................  1,999 1,915  46.8 47.1  617 611  620 612  550 550  – –  683 683  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  11 11  18 19  9 9  17 18  22 23  19 19  4 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Police Officers Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  8,580 8,506  40.0 40.0  602 603  608 608  550 557  – –  655 655  – –  – –  ( 3) –  2 2  1 1  10 10  12 11  15 15  28 28  18 18  14 14  ( 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.  10  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  563 442 377 121  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  $406 416 444 368  $369 385 546 357  $326 316 340 330  – – – –  $546 546 546 394  4 5 – –  5 6 1 –  1 1 – 1  1 1 1 –  4 5 6 –  22 16 19 42  22 19 18 34  5 2 3 17  1 – – 6  35 44 52 1  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries: Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,556 2,307 680 443  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  401 404 409 397  394 400 420 420  340 340 360 346  – – – –  448 459 441 430  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – –  2 2 ( 3) ( 3)  4 4 3 5  23 24 18 21  22 19 11 11  24 25 49 52  12 13 14 9  9 10 3 1  4 4 2 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  336 249  40.0 40.0  416 371  386 375  344 342  – –  490 395  – –  – –  – 2  – ( 3)  – 10  28 17  27 48  14 14  7 4  4 4  21 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,529 2,302 1,225 535 1,077 151 227  39.8 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 39.7 38.9  494 499 537 524 457 451 436  481 485 525 523 442 451 423  433 438 476 473 414 401 391  – – – – – – –  541 546 580 548 490 491 483  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 2 ( ) – 4 7 8  11 10 5 5 15 18 22  22 21 9 14 35 25 33  23 23 20 15 26 27 21  20 22 31 41 10 14 8  10 10 13 14 7 8 5  5 5 8 3 2 1 2  3 4 5 3 2 – –  3 4 7 5 – – –  1 1 1 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,093 1,034 547 487 187 59  39.8 39.8 40.0 39.6 39.3 39.5  581 590 636 538 501 425  572 577 625 532 499 425  503 509 556 478 435 328  – – – – – –  632 632 696 602 568 480  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 – – – – 32  3 3 – 6 16 3  6 4 1 8 13 29  14 13 7 20 22 19  16 16 11 22 17 7  20 20 22 18 19 10  20 21 25 17 12 –  7 7 9 6 2 –  3 3 5 2 – –  4 4 7 1 – –  3 3 6 – – –  3 3 5 – – –  1 1 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Clerks, General Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  280 95 185  39.9 39.6 40.0  311 325 305  290 315 286  271 279 266  – – –  334 350 310  – – –  1 2 –  4 8 2  25 9 34  28 25 30  24 31 21  6 11 4  2 4 1  9 8 9  ( 3) 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,881 1,156 948 68 725  39.8 39.7 39.7 40.0 40.0  344 353 346 358 330  333 340 341 346 318  304 309 309 318 300  – – – – –  366 385 381 382 346  ( 3) – – – ( 3)  ( 3) 1 1 – –  1 2 3 – ( 3)  6 7 8 1 6  11 7 5 10 19  45 42 42 40 51  19 22 22 32 15  8 10 12 1 4  4 5 6 15 2  2 3 1 – 2  1 1 – – –  1 1 ( 3) – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,167 991 340 115 651 204 176  39.7 39.6 39.5 40.0 39.7 39.9 40.0  465 478 527 431 452 494 393  450 457 501 444 435 546 376  387 390 448 400 385 439 328  – – – – – – –  545 546 617 450 544 560 456  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 – – – – – 5  ( 3) – – – – – 1  1 – – – – – 5  12 9 4 10 12 9 28  17 17 6 13 23 12 19  19 20 22 52 19 4 12  13 13 18 16 10 4 17  16 17 14 9 18 35 14  12 14 9 – 17 35 –  3 4 9 – 1 – –  2 2 5 – ( 3) – –  3 3 9 – – – –  1 1 2 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  11  3  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,885 943 338 605 942  39.9 39.8 40.0 39.7 40.0  $429 550 570 539 308  $409 560 571 560 291  $291 499 524 477 290  – – – – –  $560 592 627 570 300  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  38 – – – 76  8 ( 3) – 1 16  3 3 1 5 2  5 9 4 12 1  8 13 14 13 2  7 14 22 9 1  20 38 29 43 1  6 13 18 10 –  3 6 12 2 –  2 3 – 5 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Key Entry Operators Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  746 349 307 397  39.9 39.9 39.8 40.0  341 354 356 329  333 342 342 328  317 321 321 307  – – – –  348 360 360 343  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 – –  10 5 5 15  67 62 64 71  14 17 16 12  3 5 6 1  3 6 6 1  1 3 3 3 ( )  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  842 550 493 292  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  396 403 401 382  398 400 398 366  355 368 368 339  – – – –  439 450 444 406  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  4 4 3 5  18 12 13 28  34 33 36 37  22 25 23 17  16 21 21 7  4 5 4 3  1 – – 2  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Personnel Assistants (Employment) Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  202 134 116 68  39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0  396 413 399 362  384 385 385 369  327 330 330 291  – – – –  421 490 447 405  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  14 5 6 31  20 25 26 12  22 23 25 21  21 16 19 31  8 11 11 1  3 3 3 4  8 13 10 –  2 4 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  110 71 35  40.0 39.6 39.8  575 448 411  576 – 415  436 – 339  – – –  682 – 469  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – 43  – 42 3  28 13 26  6 20 14  12 4 6  9 18 –  10 1 9  19 1 –  9 – –  6 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Secretaries Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  984 719 196 166 523 265  39.5 39.7 40.0 40.0 39.6 38.8  425 432 458 454 422 406  440 440 467 464 431 417  364 379 426 426 364 320  – – – – – –  483 485 489 489 468 476  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 – – – – 3  5 3 – – 4 11  15 14 5 5 17 19  13 14 5 6 17 11  25 27 24 25 28 18  25 25 49 55 16 25  12 12 14 6 11 12  3 4 1 1 6 ( 3)  1 1 – – 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,549 1,706 471 1,235 67 843  39.7 39.5 39.7 39.5 39.6 39.9  495 515 552 501 526 455  493 510 560 508 533 456  442 464 479 455 441 386  – – – – – –  552 567 606 537 600 513  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  4 1 – 1 – 11  10 6 – 9 7 18  13 11 7 12 22 19  25 25 25 25 9 24  22 27 15 32 12 13  15 16 22 13 24 13  7 10 21 6 16 2  2 3 6 2 9 –  ( 3) 1 1 ( 3) – –  ( 3) 1 1 ( 3) – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,933 2,425 686 234 1,739 460 508  39.7 39.7 39.7 40.0 39.7 39.6 39.7  572 596 682 651 563 552 456  572 597 692 651 561 555 466  493 519 629 609 496 470 350  – – – – – – –  654 673 724 704 628 644 534  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – – ( 3)  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  5 ( 3) – – ( 3) 2 25  2 1 – – 1 3 6  7 6 – – 8 12 14  13 12 1 3 17 22 18  17 17 11 14 20 10 18  14 14 5 7 18 15 11  16 18 19 25 17 17 6  14 17 25 23 13 12 2  8 9 24 22 4 7 1  2 2 6 – 1 – ( 3)  1 2 5 2 ( 3) – –  ( 3) 1 2 1 – – –  1 1 3 3 – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  12  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  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 ..................  886 703 160 543 50 183  39.7 39.7 40.0 39.7 40.0 39.8  $671 710 787 688 633 521  $659 694 766 662 606 529  $577 601 701 586 526 384  – – – – – –  $766 788 869 770 702 635  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  4 – – – – 20  1 – – – – 5  2 1 – 1 2 5  4 2 – 3 16 10  9 8 – 11 20 14  13 14 3 17 12 13  14 13 5 15 22 17  14 14 16 14 2 11  10 12 16 11 2 3  12 14 21 12 8 1  5 7 12 5 2 –  2 2 4 1 4 –  9 12 21 9 10 –  1 1 – 1 – –  ( 3) 1 2 – – –  – – – – – –  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  22 21 28 57  10 10 8 –  14 14 8 –  8 8 8 –  14 14 8 4  4 5 5 7  4 4 3 –  1 1 1 –  Switchboard Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  1,606 1,533 396 265 1,137 121 73  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 39.9 39.2  361 362 395 401 351 349 336  356 360 384 380 340 340 306  320 322 380 380 310 307 291  – – – – – – –  408 412 441 462 406 369 367  – – – – – – –  5 5 – – 7 – 1  2 1 – – 2 – 4  4 4 3 4 4 15 8  7 7 – – 9 – 25  31 31 13 7 37 53 26  20 20 41 48 13 7 18  18 19 25 15 17 16 15  9 9 16 24 7 7 1  3 3 ( ) – 4 2 –  1 1 2 3 ( 3) – –  ( 3) – – – – – 1  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Word Processors Level I .......................................................  98  40.0  392  385  362  –  424  –  –  –  –  –  19  47  28  –  6  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  152 121 66  39.9 39.9 39.8  474 487 484  473 481 –  417 448 –  – – –  517 523 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  8 3 6  32 26 17  30 34 44  18 22 24  8 10 9  4 5 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  93 73 20  39.2 39.0 40.0  620 652 502  619 – 517  554 – 461  – – –  683 – 549  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 – 10  1 – 5  3 3 5  5 1 20  10 3 35  22 22 20  22 26 5  13 16 –  5 7 –  15 19 –  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 for definitions and methods used to  3  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 3 Less than 0.5 percent. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  13  Table A-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 ......................  1,907 1,430 1,056 477  $9.18 8.99 8.19 9.74  $8.67 8.49 7.50 9.12  $7.50 7.25 7.04 8.63  – $11.00 – 11.30 – 9.00 – 10.54  1 1 1 –  2 2 3 –  6 8 11 –  22 29 39 4  24 17 19 44  11 11 14 14  9 6 2 18  14 16 2 8  7 7 9 10  1 1 – 2  2 3 ( ) 2 ( )  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  2,609 2,228 1,680 1,503 381  18.86 19.51 19.48 19.63 15.02  19.80 20.54 20.07 20.37 15.20  17.91 18.56 18.25 19.80 14.46  – – – – –  20.75 20.75 20.62 20.62 15.78  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – – ( 2)  3 3 3 4 1  1 1 – – 5  2 1 – – 13  5 1 ( 2) ( 2) 30  9 3 2 2 41  2 1 1 1 7  6 7 9 10 1  8 10 11 1 1  15 17 23 26 –  46 53 50 56 1  3 3 – – –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  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 ..................  2,002 1,922 1,286 1,126 80  19.08 19.22 19.58 20.22 15.51  19.76 19.76 19.76 19.76 15.93  17.49 19.09 19.69 19.76 13.91  – – – – –  21.20 21.20 21.06 21.25 17.16  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 1 2 –  2  4 4 ( ) 1 –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) – 5  5 5 2 ( 2) 5  4 4 5 ( 2) 16  1 1 1 ( 2) 14  6 6 6 6 10  2 1 2 – 11  3 1 2 2 34  2 2 3 2 5  31 32 46 51 –  5 5 7 8 –  24 25 5 6 –  3 3 5 6 –  6 6 9 10 –  3 3 4 5 –  1 1 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 Machinists ............................ Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  1,001 1,001 987 979  19.86 19.86 19.88 19.87  19.50 19.50 19.50 19.50  19.50 19.50 19.50 19.50  – – – –  20.62 20.62 20.62 20.62  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 2 2  – – – –  – – – –  3 3 2 2  1 1 1 1  1 1 – –  49 49 50 50  35 35 36 36  9 9 9 8  1 1 1 1  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  3,094 3,079 2,532 2,532  18.62 18.64 18.28 18.28  19.35 19.35 19.35 19.35  19.35 19.35 19.35 19.35  – – – –  19.89 19.89 19.89 19.89  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 4 5 5  3 3 3 3  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  2 2 2 2  3 3 3 3  3 3 4 4  5 5 6 6  1 1 1 1  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  55 56 68 68  20 20 8 8  3 3 – –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  2,305 1,466 228 179 1,238 585 839  14.59 14.69 13.39 14.37 14.93 16.54 14.42  14.00 13.71 13.00 14.00 13.71 15.50 14.57  13.11 13.11 10.85 11.38 13.65 14.50 13.34  – – – – – – –  15.93 15.50 15.70 16.15 15.41 20.25 15.93  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  3 4 19 2 2 3 ( 2)  2 1 9 11 – – 3  7 8 15 20 6 8 5  6 4 6 7 4 4 10  31 40 9 6 45 5 16  17 11 13 17 11 12 26  18 9 8 10 9 19 33  3 2 8 10 1 1 4  2 2 ( 2) 1 3 5 1  2 2 – – 3 5 1  3 5 ( 2) 1 5 11 –  7 12 13 16 11 24 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 2) 1 – – 1 2 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Maintenance Pipefitters ............................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  1,880 1,880 1,856 1,363  19.39 19.39 19.44 20.34  19.89 19.89 19.89 20.87  16.93 16.93 16.93 19.89  – – – –  20.96 20.96 20.96 20.97  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 ( 2) 1  26 26 26 –  – – – –  3 3 3 3  31 31 31 43  39 39 39 54  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  14  2  Table A-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 1996 — Continued Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Tool and Die Makers ................................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  Number of workers  320 320 320 320  Mean  Median  $17.61 17.61 17.61 17.61  $16.61 16.61 16.61 16.61  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  $16.35 16.35 16.35 16.35  – $19.22 – 19.22 – 19.22 – 19.22  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  – – – –  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  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  13 13 13 13  48 48 48 48  – – – –  – – – –  37 37 37 37  2 2 2 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-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 ................  1,993  $11.89  $11.01  $11.00  Guards Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  5,010 4,786 108 86 4,678 224  6.59 6.50 13.70 14.47 6.34 8.49  6.25 6.20 11.08 18.20 6.00 8.37  5.50 5.50 9.95 9.90 5.50 7.91  – – – – – –  7.15 7.00 18.20 18.20 6.75 8.65  2 2 – – 2 –  2 2 – – 2 –  16 16 – – 17 –  16 16 – – 17 –  21 22 – – 23 –  15 15 – – 15 2  8 8 – – 9 2  5 5 1 1 5 25  4 3 5 6 3 25  4 3 1 1 3 25  Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  302 277  10.33 10.34  9.89 9.84  8.90 8.90  – –  11.39 11.39  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 4  1 1  13 13  2 2  Janitors ........................................................ 22,026 Private industry ......................................... 18,256 Service-producing industries ................ 17,727 State and local government ...................... 3,770  5.40 4.92 4.80 7.73  4.55 4.50 4.35 7.29  4.25 4.25 4.25 6.26  – – – –  5.94 5.00 5.00 8.95  41 50 51 –  17 20 21 ( 2)  10 11 11 6  7 7 6 9  6 4 4 15  4 2 2 13  4 2 3 9  2 1 1 8  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  – –  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  Shipping/Receiving Clerks ........................ Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  1,784 1,712 1,250 72  10.59 10.66 10.74 8.84  12.12 12.14 12.14 8.71  8.50 8.50 9.00 7.34  – – – –  12.14 12.14 12.14 10.23  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 1 –  1 1 1 –  1 1 1 11  Truckdrivers Light Truck: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  277 240 31  9.40 10.75 7.91  8.00 11.25 8.20  8.00 6.50 6.54  – – –  11.25 14.13 9.27  – – –  – – –  3 – –  – – –  Medium Truck ........................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  2,002 1,991 77 71 1,914  15.02 15.06 9.87 9.96 15.26  15.58 15.58 – – 15.58  13.61 13.68 – – 13.80  – – – – –  15.73 15.73 – – 16.04  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Heavy Truck ............................................. Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  1,476 1,187 761 679 289  10.25 10.50 9.62 9.80 9.25  9.36 10.20 9.36 9.36 8.63  8.80 9.15 8.80 8.93 8.63  – – – – –  11.45 12.00 9.95 10.10 9.71  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  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  64  4  2  18  –  2  –  3  –  –  2 2 7 8 2 7  2 2 16 13 2 7  2 1 20 10 1 4  ( 2) ( 2) 4 5 ( 2) 2  ( 2) ( 2) 1 – ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 1 44 56 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  7 8  12 12  16 17  11 10  18 16  6 6  4 4  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 4  – –  2  2 1 ( ) 8  2 ( 2) 2 ( ) 8  2 1 2 ( ) 7  1 ( 2) 2 ( ) 6  1 ( 2) 2 ( ) 6  1 ( 2) 2 ( ) 3  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) 1  ( 2) – – 1  ( 2) – – ( 2)  ( 2) – – ( 2)  – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1  16 16  61 61  1 1  – –  4 4  6 6  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2)  – –  2 2  1 1  6 6  24 24  4 4  4 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  9 9 8 3  2 1 2 13  6 6 8 10  4 4 3 13  5 4 2 14  5 5 3 6  6 6 2 4  7 7 5 8  3 3 2 19  44 46 61 –  4 5 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – –  – – – –  1 1 – –  1 1 – –  – – – –  1 – 19  1 32 19  – 1 3  – 6 6  48 2 19  – 2 –  3 – 13  – 3 19  4 3 –  36 10 –  – 10 –  4 4 –  – 17 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – 9 –  – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 16 17 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 22 18 –  1 1 – – 1  1 1 5 6 ( 2)  – – – – –  15 15 45 46 14  1 1 – – 1  2 2 – – 2  10 10 6 7 11  3 3 – – 3  41 41 – – 43  4 4 – – 4  – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) 5 6 –  20 20 – – 21  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  2 ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) 10  8 8 13 3 9  20 13 20 23 47  21 26 40 45 3  3 2 2 3 7  13 13 7 8 11  13 14 9 11 9  15 18 6 7 3  2 2 1 1 1  2 2 – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – – –  2 3 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) 1 1 –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  16  1 1  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 – 17.11  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 2 – – 2 3  5 5 17 – 2 3  ( 2) – – – – –  2 2 10 2 – –  4 4 16 25 1 1  6 6 29 34 1 –  3 3 1 2 3 1  28 28 8 14 33 ( 2)  19 19 6 6 22 34  15 15 4 6 17 28  1 1 2 4 ( 2) 1  2 2 2 2 2 3  1 1 2 2 ( ) 1 1  12 12 1 1 15 24  ( 2) ( 2) 1 2 – –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) 1 – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – 12  – 3  – 3  3 13  1 11  2 9  5 11  2 5  1 5  4 15  21 12  2 –  4 –  18 –  – –  – –  37 –  – –  – –  – –  Middle range  Tractor Trailer ........................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  4,311 4,308 819 509 3,489 2,185  $13.26 13.26 10.94 11.76 13.80 14.80  $13.50 13.50 10.25 10.59 13.80 14.95  $12.15 12.15 9.25 9.84 12.15 13.80  Warehouse Specialists: Private industry: Service-producing industries: Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  349 92  13.80 8.63  14.14 8.41  11.43 7.28  17.38 10.26  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  2  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  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-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  398 308 218 33 90  39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0  $606 639 577 523 490  $596 615 577 – 475  $499 527 510 – 447  – – – – –  $673 692 644 – 525  1 – – – 2  25 14 20 42 62  28 28 36 42 28  28 34 38 12 8  9 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 ..................  852 710 271 125 439 44 142  39.8 39.8 39.9 40.0 39.8 40.0 39.6  687 705 792 696 651 629 595  666 684 784 684 645 599 576  583 600 683 651 577 590 533  – – – – – – –  769 779 885 772 721 670 654  – – – – – – –  4 3 1 2 4 – 11  26 22 9 18 30 57 49  30 31 26 48 34 25 27  19 22 16 13 25 16 7  12 13 25 10 6 2 6  5 5 14 9 ( 3) – 1  2 3 6 – ( 3) – –  1 1 2 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,085 989 435 207 554 99 96  39.8 39.8 39.8 40.0 39.8 40.0 39.9  881 898 994 945 823 739 708  865 888 996 911 808 739 681  747 769 883 772 718 652 638  – – – – – – –  999 1,010 1,115 1,043 923 813 794  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  3 3 – – 5 17 10  15 12 7 14 15 28 46  18 18 6 12 27 29 20  21 21 16 18 24 9 22  19 21 24 24 19 13 2  13 14 22 13 7 2 –  7 8 16 10 2 1 –  3 3 6 4 1 – –  ( 3) 1 1 – – – –  1 1 3 6 – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  862 817 486 94 331 45  39.9 39.9 39.8 40.0 39.9 39.6  1,198 1,213 1,270 1,129 1,129 927  1,200 1,213 1,245 1,103 1,125 923  1,048 1,073 1,115 963 972 855  – – – – – –  1,348 1,356 1,406 1,169 1,250 959  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – 2  ( 3) – – – – 7  3 3 – – 7 9  4 2 – – 6 27  12 10 8 26 14 40  14 15 11 13 21 –  16 16 20 41 11 9  20 21 21 6 21 2  13 14 15 1 11 4  9 9 13 4 4 –  5 6 7 – 3 –  3 3 4 9 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  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  16 16 16 16  8 8 10 3  7 7 8 5  14 14 20 –  5 5 8 –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  Attorneys Level I: State and local government ..................  31  39.8  722  713  713  –  733  –  –  10  –  84  3  3  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  104 70 34  39.4 39.2 39.9  1,158 1,292 883  1,212 – 879  945 – 694  – – –  1,346 – 961  – – –  – – –  – – –  9 – 26  1 – 3  8 – 24  14 10 24  9 10 6  6 – 18  24 36 –  14 21 –  6 9 –  4 6 –  3 4 –  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  153 102 53 51  39.6 39.4 39.4 39.8  1,394 1,565 1,437 1,050  1,442 1,538 – 1,068  1,195 1,442 – 903  – – – –  1,578 1,704 – 1,204  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 – – 6  6 – – 18  – – – –  5 – – 16  7 – – 20  6 1 2 16  16 15 23 18  1 – – 2  14 21 30 2  24 34 45 4  3 4 – –  7 11 – –  3 4 – –  4 6 – –  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-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly of hours1 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  – $2,058 – 2,114 – – – 1,567  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 5  – – – –  – – – –  1 2 3 –  4 – – 15  14 3 6 49  6 2 3 18  20 25 36 5  3 2 4 3  12 15 21 3  5 7 3 –  18 23 9 3  12 16 12 –  4 5 3 –  – – – –  Middle range  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  159 120 67 39  39.6 39.5 39.4 40.0  $1,815 1,924 1,811 1,477  $1,800 1,923 – 1,464  $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  Engineers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  837 802 414 368 388  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  734 741 788 790 690  748 750 768 770 727  692 715 741 741 561  – – – – –  802 802 831 831 773  – – – – –  2 2 – – 4  14 13 – – 26  10 7 2 1 13  49 51 60 60 42  21 22 31 31 13  3 4 7 7 1  ( 3) ( 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 ..................  1,356 1,302 868 725 434 65 54  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  883 891 920 925 834 764 676  889 894 933 946 837 758 688  785 796 854 859 769 719 688  – – – – – – –  973 977 990 997 891 789 693  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) – –  1 1 – – 2 – 20  6 4 ( 3) – 11 22 57  21 21 19 20 25 55 17  25 25 19 15 38 14 6  30 31 39 41 16 9 –  14 15 21 22 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 .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,966 2,850 1,362 1,046 1,488 318 116  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,032 1,042 1,104 1,120 985 934 786  1,043 1,049 1,110 1,121 992 933 741  946 960 1,038 1,056 884 819 650  – – – – – – –  1,131 1,133 1,177 1,186 1,073 1,021 975  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 ( 3) – – ( 3) – 12  2 1 3 ( ) ( 3) 2 – 24  6 5 1 1 9 14 22  9 9 3 2 15 27 9  19 18 10 5 26 25 30  30 31 30 31 31 22 3  23 24 40 44 10 12 1  7 8 13 14 3 – –  2 3 3 3 3 – –  1 1 1 1 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  4,638 4,443 1,870 1,154 2,573 195  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,233 1,248 1,247 1,217 1,248 891  1,255 1,265 1,267 1,231 1,262 874  1,110 1,125 1,113 1,078 1,137 766  – – – – – –  1,373 1,379 1,357 1,337 1,391 999  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 ( 3) – – ( 3) 11  2 1 – – 2 24  3 2 1 1 3 28  6 6 6 9 5 13  12 12 16 21 9 11  15 15 13 12 17 4  22 22 25 24 21 8  19 20 23 19 18 1  13 14 10 8 16 –  6 6 5 5 7 –  1 1 1 1 ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  4,136 4,067 1,533 748 2,534 69  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,527 1,536 1,537 1,499 1,535 1,000  1,549 1,553 1,531 1,459 1,569 934  1,413 1,420 1,413 1,371 1,436 874  – – – – – –  1,662 1,662 1,640 1,592 1,676 1,134  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) 6  1 1 – – 1 23  2 2 – – 3 35  2 2 – – 3 3  2 2 1 1 2 16  5 5 5 9 4 10  10 10 14 21 7 6  17 17 23 27 13 1  24 25 25 18 25 –  20 20 17 12 22 –  9 10 8 4 11 –  5 5 5 4 5 –  2 2 2 3 3 –  1 1 1 ( 3) 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  19  10 10 9  4  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly of hours1 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  – $1,971 – 1,973 – 1,952 – 1,825 – 2,008 – 997  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – 5  ( 3) – – – – 9  1 ( 3) – – ( 3) 82  1 1 – – 2 –  2 2 – – 4 –  2 2 ( 3) ( 3) 3 –  1 1 1 2 2 –  4 4 7 15 3 –  6 6 12 22 2 –  9 9 10 15 8 –  14 14 20 16 11 –  21 22 14 12 27 –  15 15 18 9 14 5  17 17 15 4 18 –  5 5 3 5 6 –  1 1 ( 3) – 1 –  – – – – – –  Middle range  Level VI ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,634 1,612 656 278 956 22  39.9 39.9 39.8 40.0 40.0 40.0  $1,805 1,816 1,807 1,708 1,823 995  $1,831 1,837 1,800 1,653 1,857 981  $1,680 1,685 1,653 1,507 1,723 934  Level VII .................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  362 361 116  40.0 40.0 40.0  2,139 2,139 2,214  2,135 2,135 2,199  1,986 1,986 2,035  – – –  2,308 2,308 2,346  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  1 1 –  1 1 –  1 1 –  2 2 1  3 3 1  5 5 6  14 14 11  35 35 32  22 22 30  13 13 13  3 3 6  Budget Analysts Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  55 10  40.0 40.0  682 608  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 20  18 20  45 40  22 20  5 –  4 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  64 17  40.0 40.0  878 721  – 669  – 660  – –  – 812  – –  – –  2 6  31 59  9 6  16 24  8 6  22 –  8 –  3 –  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 –  12 –  4 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Buyers/Contracting Specialists Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  151 93 72 58  39.8 39.7 39.6 40.0  575 617 624 509  552 615 – 500  497 552 – 486  – – – –  662 698 – 526  – – – –  26 13 13 47  36 29 31 47  26 40 36 5  11 17 19 2  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  313 235 138 65 97 78  39.7 39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.1  733 768 801 743 722 628  712 730 797 – 707 625  638 675 705 – 638 578  – – – – – –  823 852 898 – 750 663  – – – – – –  2 1 – – 2 6  16 8 6 9 10 40  26 24 15 20 36 32  28 31 29 32 33 22  15 20 28 35 8 –  8 11 16 3 3 –  3 4 6 – 2 –  1 1 1 – 2 –  1 1 – – 3 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  603 553 356 212 197 50  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  953 972 1,006 916 909 749  935 949 961 881 909 694  810 841 843 808 769 588  – – – – – –  1,061 1,080 1,145 967 1,052 908  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  3 1 – – 4 26  4 2 ( 3) ( 3) 5 26  14 14 10 17 21 8  22 22 24 36 19 14  21 22 23 22 20 14  14 15 12 9 21 8  11 12 14 13 8 4  5 5 8 2 1 –  3 3 4 – 2 –  3 3 4 – 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  380 380 170 210  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0  1,315 1,315 1,446 1,210  1,293 1,293 1,379 1,200  1,095 1,095 1,192 1,038  – – – –  1,484 1,484 1,648 1,340  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 – 1  2 2 1 4  10 10 6 13  14 14 6 20  11 11 14 10  13 13 6 20  18 18 21 15  7 7 6 8  8 8 12 5  3 3 6 1  4 4 6 2  3 3 5 1  2 2 5 –  2 2 5 –  1 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-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly of hours1 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  Computer Programmers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  276 248 166 62 28  39.1 39.2 39.0 38.0 38.7  $638 652 612 573 510  $625 635 618 577 499  $577 602 577 529 499  – – – – –  $692 692 637 618 537  – – – – –  7 1 1 3 57  25 23 34 63 43  50 56 61 34 –  12 13 4 – –  6 7 – – –  1 1 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  579 515 191 324 64  38.8 38.8 39.7 38.3 39.2  728 745 827 696 590  700 715 848 681 586  649 659 769 640 540  – – – – –  832 841 882 730 649  – – – – –  2 – – – 19  9 5 – 8 39  38 38 14 53 36  22 24 17 27 5  22 24 52 8 2  6 7 14 3 –  1 1 2 ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  802 747 568 55  39.7 39.8 39.7 39.3  885 900 893 676  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 32 31 –  24 26 24 –  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 .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  444 391 230 54 161 100 53  39.0 38.9 39.5 40.0 38.0 37.3 39.9  844 866 922 907 786 772 682  857 867 932 – 756 725 674  720 752 875 – 712 705 629  – – – – – – –  939 952 998 – 860 767 725  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 1 1 4 – – 9  15 9 5 13 14 15 58  26 27 10 9 51 63 21  20 22 19 7 26 11 9  22 25 40 33 2 – 2  13 14 20 26 7 11 –  2 3 5 7 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,279 1,213 371 99 842 116 66  39.6 39.6 39.8 40.0 39.5 37.8 39.4  1,011 1,022 1,063 1,034 1,004 871 800  1,014 1,025 1,050 1,014 990 858 817  898 922 1,010 1,002 881 824 730  – – – – – – –  1,117 1,120 1,112 1,090 1,127 910 851  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 1 – – 1 – 12  7 6 2 5 8 18 29  17 15 1 2 21 53 53  20 20 17 14 22 22 5  27 28 51 65 18 5 2  17 18 18 6 18 1 –  8 8 6 – 9 – –  3 3 4 8 2 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  916 897 387 510 90 19  39.8 39.8 39.9 39.8 38.9 40.0  1,227 1,234 1,260 1,214 1,026 907  1,224 1,229 1,250 1,212 1,053 910  1,127 1,135 1,177 1,066 873 846  – – – – – –  1,347 1,347 1,333 1,385 1,169 977  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – 5  6 5 1 8 29 42  7 7 ( 3) 11 19 32  7 7 2 11 9 21  24 25 34 18 30 –  21 22 27 18 13 –  16 17 23 12 – –  9 9 8 10 – –  8 8 3 11 – –  1 1 1 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  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  19 19 27  15 15 6  15 15 12  5 5 5  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  21  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly of hours1 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  – $1,442 – 1,442 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 1 –  5 4 2  21 21 14  23 23 20  19 20 15  11 11 12  6 6 12  9 9 17  3 3 5  1 1 2  – – –  1 1 2  – – –  – – –  – – –  Middle range  Computer Systems Analyst Supervisors/Managers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  172 169 59  39.4 39.4 39.8  $1,333 1,337 1,417  $1,290 1,300 –  $1,198 1,198 –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  164 162 72 52  39.7 39.7 39.3 39.0  1,459 1,465 1,301 1,239  1,443 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 –  – – – –  2 2 1 –  2 2 1 –  7 7 1 –  1 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  Personnel Specialists Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  145 114 93  39.5 39.3 39.4  579 592 563  551 577 548  514 512 510  – – –  620 646 600  – – –  12 15 18  54 44 53  21 26 23  8 10 4  3 4 1  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  283 211 62 149 72  39.9 39.9 39.8 39.9 40.0  668 697 816 647 584  648 681 – 635 581  547 576 – 547 515  – – – – –  750 770 – 717 650  – – – – –  4 3 – 4 8  32 27 10 34 49  31 27 18 32 40  16 20 10 24 3  11 14 39 4 –  4 5 13 2 –  1 2 5 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 2 – –  1 1 5 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  372 316 138 80 178 65 56  39.8 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 40.0 39.6  851 866 912 874 831 853 765  842 842 842 842 840 846 779  768 793 808 796 750 817 673  – – – – – – –  914 929 1,008 925 913 894 863  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 1 – – 2 – 9  13 11 6 7 15 2 27  22 21 18 30 23 17 27  34 35 39 31 33 57 25  17 17 11 14 22 25 13  5 6 9 7 4 – –  3 4 7 7 2 – –  3 4 9 2 – – –  1 1 1 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  503 458 267 191 32 45  39.8 39.8 39.9 39.7 40.0 39.9  1,118 1,137 1,220 1,020 1,026 933  1,095 1,108 1,221 990 – 925  968 981 1,069 869 – 850  – – – – – –  1,250 1,266 1,377 1,142 – 1,039  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 ( 3) – 1 3 4  5 5 1 10 9 11  11 9 1 20 25 24  16 14 9 21 6 29  20 20 21 19 22 20  14 14 15 13 13 9  15 16 21 8 9 2  7 8 10 4 13 –  7 8 12 2 – –  2 3 4 1 – –  2 2 4 – – –  1 1 3 ( ) 1 – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  221 218 157 79 61  40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.0  1,409 1,413 1,462 1,387 1,288  1,416 1,422 1,481 – –  1,228 1,228 1,254 – –  – – – – –  1,519 1,519 1,627 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) – – – –  8 8 3 6 21  12 11 15 29 3  14 14 11 – 23  12 12 5 10 30  21 22 26 34 10  12 12 11 6 13  8 8 11 4 –  6 6 9 – –  4 4 6 10 –  2 2 3 – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  22  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly of hours1 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 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2200  2200 2400  2400 2600  2600 and over  Personnel Supervisors/Managers Level I: State and local government ..................  14  40.0  $973  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  7  14  –  29  36  –  14  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  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  7 7  6 6  13 13  11 11  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 4  Less than 0.5 percent. Workers were distributed as follows: 9 percent at $2,600 and under $2,800 and 1 percent at $2,800 and under $3,000.  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.  23  Table A-7. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  900 950  950 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 ..................  95 69 59 26  39.8 39.8 39.8 40.0  $404 418 395 365  $373 – – 370  $340 – – 348  – – – –  $446 – – 382  3 4 5 –  3 4 5 –  26 26 27 27  36 22 25 73  9 13 15 –  1 1 2 –  12 16 19 –  1 1 2 –  8 12 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  369 275 66 209 56 94  39.7 39.9 39.7 39.9 40.0 39.3  472 498 536 486 525 398  454 492 – 489 557 412  404 420 – 406 444 358  – – – – – –  547 565 – 551 593 440  – – – – – –  4 – – – – 15  3 2 – 2 – 6  15 13 – 17 9 20  27 22 18 23 18 41  15 16 23 14 – 12  11 14 3 18 20 3  19 25 50 17 41 2  2 3 – 4 13 –  1 1 6 – – –  1 1 – 2 – –  – – – – – –  1 1 – 2 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  335 300 124 103 176 92 35  39.6 39.6 40.0 40.0 39.4 38.9 38.8  562 573 595 576 557 538 474  553 578 521 520 578 578 –  510 513 513 513 500 494 –  – – – – – – –  616 620 668 647 585 578 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 – – – – – 20  3 3 – – 5 5 9  17 14 10 12 17 20 43  27 29 43 51 19 24 9  22 22 1 – 38 51 17  15 16 18 18 15 – –  9 9 16 10 5 – 3  3 3 5 – 2 – –  2 3 6 8 – – –  ( 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  – –  10 11  3 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  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 ..............  197 188 124  40.0 40.0 40.0  656 658 643  661 663 630  598 595 581  – – –  717 717 706  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 5 7  1 1 2  24 25 32  13 10 13  23 23 10  18 19 22  13 14 10  2 2 2  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level IV .....................................................  122  40.0  863  867  799  –  931  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  2  2  12  12  17  15  21  11  8  –  –  –  –  Engineering Technicians Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  159 155 119  40.0 40.0 40.0  551 552 568  542 544 564  480 478 517  – – –  602 617 624  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  2 2 –  14 14 10  13 12 11  23 23 23  21 22 26  14 15 18  4 4 4  2 2 –  4 5 6  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 1 2  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  477 468 306 162  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  664 664 665 661  670 669 671 669  597 597 600 593  – – – –  722 723 721 727  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 2 1  2 2 3 2  8 9 8 10  14 13 12 15  19 20 21 17  21 21 20 23  15 15 16 13  12 12 11 12  5 5 5 6  ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  1 1 1 1  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  1,288 1,280 766 589 514  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  822 822 781 757 883  798 798 768 740 875  727 727 705 692 746  – – – – –  919 919 877 824 1,003  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 2 3 –  3 3 4 5 1  3 3 4 5 2  11 11 15 18 5  20 20 20 22 21  12 12 16 17 7  10 10 12 11 8  8 8 5 3 13  15 15 16 15 12  4 4 3 1 6  9 10 3 – 20  3 3 – – 7  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  24  Table A-7. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly of hours1 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  900 950  950 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  1,057 1,057 348  40.0 40.0 40.0  $1,083 1,083 1,009  $1,093 1,093 1,012  $999 999 940  – $1,177 – 1,177 – 1,087  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  1 1 –  5 5 8  4 4 7  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  7 7 17  8 8 12  27 27 34  28 28 16  15 15 3  5 5 1  ( 3) ( 3) 1  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)  ( 3) ( 3)  12 12  7 7  13 13  35 35  24 24  8 8  Engineering Technicians, Civil Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  25 25  40.0 40.0  376 376  395 395  310 310  – –  426 426  – –  12 12  20 20  32 32  36 36  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  85 46  40.0 40.0  487 412  505 397  397 372  – –  570 424  – –  – –  1 2  31 57  11 20  6 4  13 17  25 –  14 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  205 184  40.0 40.0  518 492  484 468  453 442  – –  534 506  – –  – –  – –  – –  22 25  44 49  13 15  ( 3) 1  3 4  7 3  3 3  4 1  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  229 220  40.0 40.0  577 565  551 551  534 516  – –  588 588  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  16 16  24 25  41 42  10 10  – –  1 1  2 2  3 2  4 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level V ...................................................... State and local government ..................  119 119  40.0 40.0  632 632  629 629  588 588  – –  694 694  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  29 29  37 37  34 34  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Corrections Officers ................................... State and local government ......................  4,067 4,067  40.0 40.0  441 441  468 468  411 411  – –  468 468  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  12 12  33 33  54 54  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 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 ..................  7,625 7,557  40.0 40.0  607 608  608 608  560 560  – –  655 655  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  1 1  10 10  11 11  15 15  29 29  18 18  15 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.  25  Table A-8. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  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 ..................  512 391 377 121  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  $424 442 444 368  $384 528 546 357  $340 341 340 330  – – – –  $546 546 546 394  – – – –  1 1 1 –  ( 3) – – 1  1 1 1 –  5 6 6 –  24 18 19 42  24 21 18 34  6 3 3 17  1 – – 6  38 50 52 1  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,015 813 176 79 637 290 202  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  409 415 447 412 406 426 382  395 400 443 – 390 398 379  361 362 420 – 359 358 361  – – – – – – –  443 451 473 – 440 513 398  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) – ( 3)  2 2 3 8 2 – 1  15 16 5 8 19 21 14  34 28 4 6 34 30 59  26 28 48 68 23 16 18  8 9 18 3 7 6 5  5 5 12 8 4 4 2  9 11 9 – 12 23 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,729 1,526 832 411 694 203  39.8 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9 38.8  505 515 561 526 459 433  490 508 539 519 455 423  435 442 509 451 417 394  – – – – – –  557 567 620 562 490 478  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 1 – – 2 8  9 8 3 6 14 22  21 19 9 17 30 35  20 19 9 12 32 24  23 25 35 40 13 6  11 12 16 11 7 3  6 6 9 4 3 2  4 4 8 4 – –  5 6 10 7 – –  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 ..................  932 873 435 438 178 59  39.8 39.8 40.0 39.7 39.3 39.5  578 588 642 534 497 425  561 568 615 525 498 425  487 502 550 475 431 328  – – – – – –  640 652 752 602 568 480  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 – – – – 32  3 3 – 7 17 3  7 5 1 9 13 29  16 16 9 22 23 19  17 18 14 21 17 7  18 19 23 15 15 10  12 13 11 16 13 –  8 9 11 6 2 –  4 4 6 2 – –  5 5 9 1 – –  4 4 8 – – –  3 3 7 – – –  1 1 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Clerks, General Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  273 88 185  39.9 39.7 40.0  312 327 305  290 320 286  271 277 266  – – –  335 359 310  – – –  1 2 –  4 9 2  26 10 34  26 19 30  25 33 21  7 11 4  2 5 1  9 9 9  ( 3) 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,393 678 95 583 66 715  39.9 39.8 39.4 39.8 40.0 40.0  348 366 471 349 359 331  331 351 503 340 349 318  303 313 370 303 318 300  – – – – – –  375 400 563 388 382 348  ( 3) – – – – ( 3)  – – – – – –  2 4 – 4 – ( 3)  6 8 1 9 2 5  12 4 1 5 11 19  43 33 6 38 38 52  20 25 33 23 33 15  6 9 5 9 2 4  5 8 – 9 15 3  3 5 26 1 – 2  1 2 15 – – –  1 2 11 3 ( ) – –  ( 3) ( 3) 2 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  923 753 299 454 170  39.7 39.6 39.4 39.7 40.0  476 494 535 467 395  461 489 527 469 379  386 400 442 385 327  – – – – –  557 560 625 556 456  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 – – – 5  ( 3) – – – 1  1 – – – 5  12 9 5 12 25  15 14 7 19 19  15 15 19 13 12  13 12 14 11 18  16 17 14 19 14  15 18 10 24 –  4 5 11 2 –  2 3 6 3 ( ) –  3 4 11 – –  1 1 3 – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,702 760 231 529 942  40.0 39.9 40.0 39.9 40.0  410 537 549 531 308  339 560 552 560 291  291 490 500 477 290  – – – – –  558 572 588 560 300  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  42 – – – 76  9 1 – 1 16  3 4 1 5 2  6 11 6 13 1  7 13 19 10 2  7 14 23 11 1  20 44 35 48 1  3 8 8 7 –  2 4 8 3 –  1 1 – 2 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  26  Table A-8. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  700 750  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 ..................  476 80 52 396  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  $331 341 346 329  $328 330 – 328  $307 307 – 307  – – – –  $343 384 – 343  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 5 – –  15 15 19 15  67 42 42 71  14 27 27 12  3 10 12 1  1 – – 1  ( 3) – – ( 3)  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  627 335 286 292  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  386 389 385 382  381 396 388 366  340 344 344 339  – – – –  414 415 414 406  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  6 7 5 5  24 19 21 28  31 25 29 37  28 36 35 17  6 4 3 7  5 7 6 3  1 – – 2  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Personnel Assistants (Employment) Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  129 76 62 53  39.9 39.9 39.8 40.0  421 465 445 358  405 – – 365  360 – – 291  – – – –  494 – – 405  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  17 1 2 40  5 7 8 4  25 24 27 26  18 14 18 23  12 20 21 2  5 5 5 6  13 22 19 –  4 7 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. State and local government ..................  138 103 76 35  39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8  555 603 631 411  552 599 – 415  477 533 – 339  – – – –  679 690 – 469  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  11 – – 43  1 – – 3  9 3 – 26  13 13 9 14  13 16 17 6  14 19 9 –  11 12 14 9  16 21 28 –  7 10 13 –  5 7 9 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Secretaries Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  555 355 262 200  39.4 40.0 40.0 38.4  440 452 450 419  439 447 440 418  385 398 394 350  – – – –  493 495 485 487  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – ( 3)  3 – – 9  8 4 3 14  20 22 26 15  24 25 25 21  24 25 24 23  14 13 8 16  6 8 11 ( 3)  1 2 3 –  ( 3) 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,859 1,051 262 789 67 808  39.7 39.6 39.4 39.6 39.6 39.9  497 528 584 509 526 457  497 534 579 510 533 456  435 463 540 450 441 395  – – – – – –  567 587 629 572 600 517  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  6 1 – 2 – 12  11 6 – 9 7 17  14 12 1 15 22 17  20 16 9 18 9 25  19 24 23 24 12 14  19 23 29 21 24 14  8 12 22 9 16 2  3 5 11 3 9 –  1 1 2 1 – –  ( 3) 1 3 3 ( ) – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  2,269 1,778 417 1,361 449 491  39.7 39.7 39.5 39.7 39.6 39.7  561 590 710 553 549 454  558 586 704 549 555 463  478 504 646 483 470 344  – – – – – –  644 655 758 617 628 535  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – ( 3)  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  6 ( 3) – 1 2 26  2 1 – 2 4 6  9 8 – 10 12 14  15 14 ( 3) 18 22 18  16 15 2 19 11 16  14 14 5 17 15 11  16 19 21 19 18 5  8 10 13 9 10 2  9 11 31 5 7 1  2 3 11 1 – ( 3)  2 2 8 ( 3) – –  1 1 3 – – –  1 1 4 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  728 545 104 441 50 183  39.8 39.8 40.0 39.7 40.0 39.8  645 686 762 668 633 521  643 674 736 657 606 529  557 601 681 577 526 384  – – – – – –  734 770 835 745 702 635  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  5 – – – – 20  1 – – – – 5  2 1 – 1 2 5  5 3 – 3 16 10  11 10 – 12 20 14  11 11 5 12 12 13  17 17 8 19 22 17  15 16 18 16 2 11  12 14 24 12 2 3  10 13 13 13 8 1  6 8 18 6 2 –  2 3 7 2 4 –  2 2 3 2 10 –  1 1 – 1 – –  1 1 4 – – –  – – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  27  Table A-8. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  700 750  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 ......................  483 442 63 379 51 41  39.7 39.8 40.0 39.8 40.0 38.6  342 342 402 332 356 339  346 346 – 335 346 322  277 277 – 252 307 291  – – – – – –  404 404 – 388 400 375  – – – – – –  15 16 – 18 – 2  5 5 – 6 – 7  4 3 – 3 – 15  10 8 – 10 – 22  19 20 6 22 53 5  20 19 27 17 10 32  17 17 57 10 37 12  6 6 8 6 – 2  5 5 2 6 – –  1 1 – 1 – –  ( 3) – – – – 2  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  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 ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  73 53 20  39.0 38.6 40.0  611 652 502  – – 517  – – 461  – – –  – – 549  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 – 10  1 – 5  4 4 5  7 2 20  12 4 35  27 30 20  14 17 5  3 4 –  7 9 –  19 26 –  3 4 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  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.  28  Table A-9. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  5.00 and under 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 25.00 26.00 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 25.00 26.00 27.00  General Maintenance Workers .................. State and local government ......................  1,014 406  $8.90 9.85  $8.63 9.15  $7.50 8.63  – –  $9.66 10.85  1 –  3 –  26 1  31 45  16 13  9 18  6 9  6 11  1 2  ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2)  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  1,947 1,572 1,139 994 375  18.85 19.76 19.81 20.05 15.03  20.54 20.54 20.54 20.54 15.18  17.69 18.25 18.25 20.16 14.46  – – – – –  20.80 20.90 20.96 20.96 15.78  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 2) – – – ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2) – – 1  1 1 – – 5  3 1 – – 13  6 1 – – 31  10 3 2 2 41  3 1 2 2 7  8 10 13 15 1  9 11 14 2 1  2 2 3 3 –  54 66 67 77 1  3 4 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Maintenance Electronics Technicians Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,704 1,624 1,083 80  19.60 19.80 19.89 15.51  19.76 19.76 19.76 15.93  19.76 19.76 19.76 13.91  – – – –  21.20 21.20 20.82 17.16  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 2 –  ( 2) ( 2) 1 –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) 5  5 5 1 5  2 2 1 16  2 1 1 14  5 5 7 10  1 1 1 11  3 1 2 34  2 2 2 5  34 36 51 –  4 4 6 –  27 28 4 –  2 2 3 –  6 7 10 –  3 3 4 –  1 1 1 –  1 1 2 –  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 ...................................  339 339 325 317  20.16 20.16 20.24 20.20  20.62 20.62 20.62 20.62  20.55 20.55 20.62 20.62  – – – –  20.87 20.87 20.87 20.87  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  8 8 7 8  3 3 2 3  2 2 – –  11 11 10 11  74 74 77 79  2 2 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry .........................................  1,357 1,342  19.51 19.56  19.89 19.89  19.89 19.89  – –  20.75 20.75  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  ( 2) ( 2)  1 1  1 1  4 4  11 11  1 1  1 1  37 38  37 37  6 6  ( 2) ( 2)  – –  – –  – –  – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  1,230 475 59 57 416 361 755  15.71 17.57 17.44 17.60 17.59 18.23 14.53  15.41 17.85 – – 17.95 18.36 14.66  14.00 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 3 – – 3 1 9  14 10 3 – 11 1 16  20 8 – – 9 10 27  29 19 31 32 18 20 35  4 5 27 28 2 2 4  3 7 2 2 7 9 1  3 7 – – 7 8 1  2 6 2 2 6 7 –  13 34 36 37 34 39 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 2 – – 2 2 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Maintenance Pipefitters ............................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  1,753 1,753 1,729 1,327  19.50 19.50 19.55 20.34  19.89 19.89 19.89 20.87  18.46 18.46 18.46 19.89  – – – –  20.96 20.96 20.96 20.97  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 1 1  23 23 23 –  – – – –  2 2 2 3  33 33 34 44  40 40 40 52  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  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  Table A-10. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, April 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  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  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 ..................  2,737 2,518 104 2,414 219  7.12 7.00 13.85 6.71 8.50  6.50 6.50 11.66 6.50 8.37  6.00 6.00 9.95 6.00 7.91  – – – – –  7.85 7.50 18.20 7.25 8.70  3 3 – 3 –  2 2 – 2 –  5 6 – 6 –  8 9 – 10 –  20 22 – 23 –  19 21 – 22 2  11 12 – 13 2  7 5 – 6 25  7 6 5 6 24  5 4 1 4 26  3 3 8 2 7  4 3 15 3 7  2 2 19 1 5  1 ( 2) 4 ( 2) 2  ( 2) ( 2) 1 ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) 1 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  2 2 46 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  298 277  10.32 10.34  9.89 9.84  8.90 8.90  – –  11.39 11.39  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 4  1 1  13 13  2 2  7 8  11 12  16 17  11 10  17 16  6 6  4 4  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 4  – –  Janitors ........................................................ 15,771 Private industry ......................................... 12,575 Goods-producing industries .................. 114 Service-producing industries ................ 12,461 State and local government ...................... 3,196  5.43 4.81 9.29 4.77 7.84  4.50 4.25 10.86 4.25 7.55  4.25 4.25 8.38 4.25 6.40  – – – – –  6.15 5.00 10.86 5.00 9.13  49 61 – 62 –  10 13 – 13 ( 2)  7 7 16 7 6  6 6 – 6 8  6 4 5 4 13  5 3 – 3 12  5 3 2 3 10  2 ( 2) – ( 2) 8  2 1 4 1 8  2 ( 2) 2 ( 2) 9  2 1 14 ( 2) 8  1 ( 2) – ( 2) 7  2 1 54 ( 2) 5  1 ( 2) 4 ( 2) 4  ( 2) ( 2) – ( 2) 1  ( 2) – – – 1  ( 2) – – – ( 2)  ( 2) – – – ( 2)  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Shipping/Receiving Clerks ........................ Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  430 358 86 272 72  10.32 10.62 15.58 9.05 8.84  9.25 9.88 13.87 8.50 8.71  7.88 7.90 13.18 7.50 7.34  – – – – –  12.26 13.00 18.95 10.96 10.23  – – – – –  – – – – –  3 4 – 5 –  2 2 – 3 –  4 2 – 3 11  3 3 – 4 3  7 6 – 8 13  9 9 – 12 10  11 11 – 14 13  4 2 – 3 14  9 9 – 13 6  5 5 – 6 4  5 4 3 4 8  10 8 7 8 19  6 8 8 7 –  13 16 37 10 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 2) 1 2 – –  – – – – –  4 5 21 – –  4 5 21 – –  – – – – –  Truckdrivers Light Truck ................................................ State and local government ..................  186 25  11.34 7.84  11.75 7.07  9.57 6.54  – –  13.36 9.44  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 24  3 24  2 4  8 8  2 –  3 –  2 16  6 24  11 –  13 –  13 –  11 –  22 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Heavy Truck ............................................. State and local government ..................  349 221  9.62 8.82  8.63 8.63  8.00 8.63  – –  8.92 8.63  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  8 13  30 11  39 62  2 4  1 1  1 2  4 6  1 2  3 –  ( 2) –  – –  9 –  – –  – –  1 –  – –  Tractor Trailer ........................................... Private industry .....................................  1,164 1,163  13.75 13.75  14.95 14.95  12.96 12.96  – –  14.95 14.95  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  12 12  ( 2) –  – –  – –  2 2  10 10  5 5  4 4  53 53  1 1  6 6  3 3  1 1  1 1  ( 2) ( 2)  Warehouse Specialists .............................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  1,444 1,352 1,000 998 352 349 92  15.67 16.15 16.98 17.00 13.76 13.80 8.63  17.38 17.43 18.61 18.61 14.14 14.14 8.41  13.24 13.29 13.82 13.95 11.43 11.43 7.28  – – – – – – –  18.61 18.61 18.61 18.61 17.38 17.38 10.26  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 – – – – – 12  ( 2) – – – – – 3  ( 2) – – – – – 3  2 1 – – 3 3 13  1 ( 2) – – 1 1 11  1 1 – – 2 2 9  2 1 – – 5 5 11  1 1 – – 3 2 5  1 ( 2) ( 2) – 1 1 5  2 1 – – 5 4 15  6 6 ( 2) 1 21 21 12  5 5 6 6 2 2 –  21 22 28 29 4 4 –  5 5 ( 2) 1 18 18 –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  9 10 – – 37 37 –  30 32 43 43 – – –  8 9 12 12 – – –  6 7 9 9 – – –  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.  30  Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey  Scope This survey of the Houston–Galveston–Brazoria, TX Consoliated 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–Galveston– Brazoria, TX Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collection for the survey was from February 1996 through July 1996 and reflects an average payroll reference month of April 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–Galveston–Brazoria, TX Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (March 1994). Establishments with 50 workers or more during the sampling frame's reference period were included in the survey sample even if they employed fewer than 50 workers at the time of the survey. The sampling frame was reviewed for completeness and accuracy prior to the survey and, when necessary, corrections were made: Missing establishments were added; out-of-business and out-of-scope establishments were removed; and addresses, employment levels, industry classification, and other information were updated.  Occupational pay Occupational pay data are shown for full-time workers, i.e., those hired to work a regular weekly schedule. Pay data exclude premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases—but not bonuses—under cost-ofliving allowance clauses and incentive payments, however, are included in the pay data. Unless otherwise indicated, the pay data following the job titles are for all industries combined. Pay data for some of the occupations for all industries combined (or for some industry divisions within the scope of the survey) are not presented in the A-series tables because either (1) data did not provide statistically reliable results, or (2) there was the possibility of disclosure of individual establishment data. Pay data not shown separately for industry divisions are 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 data. 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 12.5 percent of the sample establishments (representing 170,907 employees covered by the survey). An additional 7.9 percent of the sample establishments (representing 64,572 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 0.9 56.8 38.2 4.1  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  procedure, job match validation (JMV), is designed to identify the frequency, 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.  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  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-GalvestonBrazoria, TX1, April 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 ...................................................................................  3,855  371  1,109,508  100  377,219  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 ....................................................................  3,713 1,130 685 123 322 2,583  330 98 62 10 26 232  893,554 246,525 165,713 30,845 49,967 647,029  81 22 15 3 5 58  237,122 56,930 35,344 9,802 11,784 180,192  298 354 621 231 1,079  40 11 21 20 140  88,611 35,625 214,640 45,718 262,435  8 3 19 4 24  38,337 3,069 42,444 15,686 80,656  State and local government ....................................................  142  41  215,954  19  140,097  ESTABLISHMENTS EMPLOYING 500 WORKERS OR MORE All divisions ...................................................................................  408  122  697,890  100  337,329  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 ....................................................................  359 111 76 20 15 248  101 30 17 5 8 71  502,851 120,107 79,047 21,605 19,455 382,744  72 17 11 3 3 55  201,919 46,556 27,756 9,365 9,435 155,363  46 7 88 22 85  13 3 9 7 39  63,599 4,434 146,881 28,955 138,875  9 1 21 4 20  34,460 2,362 39,984 14,068 64,489  State and local government ....................................................  49  21  195,039  28  135,410  1 The Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Consoliated Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget through June 1994, consists of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, 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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