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Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Seattle–Tacoma–Bremerton, WA, Consolidated Metropolitan Area, November 1996  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin 3085-48  ________________________________________________________________ Preface This bulletin provides results of a November 1996 survey of occupational pay in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area. This survey was conducted as part of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Compensation Survey Program. Data from this program are for use in implementing the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990. The survey was conducted by the Bureau's regional office in San Francisco, under the direction of Caryl O’Keefe, Assistant Regional Commissioner for Operations. The survey could not have been conducted without the cooperation of the many private firms and government jurisdictions that provided pay data included in this bulletin. The Bureau thanks these respondents for their cooperation.  For additional information regarding this survey or similar surveys conducted in this regional area, please contact the BLS San Francisco Regional Office at (415) 975-4350. You may also write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at: Office of Compensation Levels and Trends, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Room 4175, Washington, D.C. 20212-0001 or call the Occupational Compensation Survey Program information line at (202) 606-6220. Material in this bulletin is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission. This information will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 606-STAT; TDD phone: (202) 606-5897; TDD message referral phone: 1-800-326-2577.  For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government  For an account of a similar survey conducted in 1995, see  Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, GPO bookstores, and the  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay and Benefits, SeattleTacoma-Bremerton, WA, BLS Bulletin 3080-46.  Bureau of Labor Statistics, Publications Sales Center, P.O. Box 2145, Chicago, IL 60690-2145.  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Seattle–Tacoma–Bremerton, WA, Consolidated Metropolitan Area, November 1996  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Alexis M. Herman, Secretary Bureau of Labor Statistics Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner May 1997 Bulletin 3085-48  Contents Page  Page  Introduction ..............................................................................................................  2  Tables—Continued A-5.  Tables:  Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations ................................................................................  18  A.  Scope and method of survey .........................................................  A-1  B.  Occupational descriptions .............................................................  B-1  All establishments: A-1.  administrative occupations ........................................................ A-2.  Appendixes:  Weekly hours and pay of professional and 3  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations ...................................................................  10  A-3.  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ..............................  12  A-4.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations ................................................................................  16  Introduction  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 Seattle–Tacoma–Bremerton, WA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston Counties) was conducted as part of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Compensation Survey Program. The survey is one of a number conducted annually in metropolitan areas throughout the United States. (See listing of reports for other surveys at the end of this bulletin.) A major objective of the Occupational Compensation Survey Program is to describe the level and distribution of occupational pay in a variety of the Nation's local labor markets, using a consistent survey approach. Another Program objective is to provide information on the incidence of employee benefits among and within local labor markets. However, no benefits data were collected for this survey. The Program develops information that is used for a variety of purposes, including wage and salary administration, collective bargaining, and assistance in determining business or plant location. Survey results also are used by the U.S. Department of Labor in making wage determinations under the Service Contract Act, and by the President's Pay Agent (the Secretary of Labor and Directors of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget) in determining local pay adjustments under the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act of 1990. This latter requirement resulted in: (1) Expanding the survey's industrial coverage to include all private nonfarm establishments (except households)  Pay The A-series tables provide estimates of straight-time weekly or hourly pay by occupation. Tables A-1 through A-5 provide data for selected white- and bluecollar occupations common to a variety of industries. Occupational pay information is presented for all industries covered by the survey and, where possible, for private industry (e.g., for goods- and service-producing 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, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  350 and under 400  400 450  450 500  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 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants ................................................ Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  3,354 2,539 851 821 1,688 815  39.8 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.8 39.8  $763 790 859 860 756 680  $712 745 817 836 712 623  $623 634 662 662 615 579  – – – – – –  $854 891 1,062 1,062 854 756  – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – ( 3)  3 4 1 1 5 3  17 14 8 9 17 26  27 25 23 24 26 32  18 17 12 12 20 21  15 16 21 19 14 10  6 7 7 7 8 3  4 5 7 7 3 1  5 6 9 9 5 1  3 4 8 8 1 1  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 3 ( ) ( 3)  1 1 2 2 1 ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  199 157 146  39.9 39.9 39.9  521 518 515  519 519 519  481 481 481  – – –  547 538 524  – – –  2 – –  29 31 32  65 64 65  5 5 3  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,524 1,037 345 338 692 487  39.8 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.7 39.9  633 645 667 666 633 610  623 652 642 642 654 623  571 582 615 611 577 552  – – – – – –  677 688 722 711 687 623  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  4 4 2 2 5 4  28 23 19 20 25 37  53 55 51 52 56 48  12 13 12 10 13 9  4 5 16 16 ( 3) 2  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,138 886 607 252  39.8 39.8 39.8 39.8  843 859 827 787  817 824 808 778  750 769 750 705  – – – –  908 915 891 854  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 ( 3) ( 3) 3  6 4 4 10  34 29 37 49  33 36 37 25  14 15 15 10  5 6 7 3  5 6 ( 3) –  3 3 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  330 302 155 155 147 28  39.8 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.7 39.6  1,055 1,060 1,024 1,024 1,098 1,004  1,064 1,081 1,029 1,029 1,154 –  911 911 849 849 969 –  – – – – – –  1,170 1,170 1,172 1,172 1,170 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  10 9 15 15 3 18  14 13 21 21 5 21  15 16 11 11 22 7  15 14 19 19 9 18  31 32 16 16 49 21  6 6 8 8 3 11  3 4 6 6 1 –  5 5 3 3 7 4  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 5: Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  101 6  40.0 39.2  1,308 1,338  1,250 –  1,202 –  – –  1,435 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  22 –  3 –  43 33  – 50  16 17  4 –  5 –  5 –  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Accountants, Public ................................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................  493 493 493  40.0 40.0 40.0  713 713 713  654 654 654  571 571 571  – – –  815 815 815  – – –  1 1 1  3 3 3  34 34 34  18 18 18  18 18 18  11 11 11  5 5 5  8 8 8  1 1 1  1 1 1  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  110 110 110  40.0 40.0 40.0  533 533 533  536 536 536  510 510 510  – – –  563 563 563  – – –  3 3 3  13 13 13  85 85 85  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  167 167 167  40.0 40.0 40.0  618 618 618  615 615 615  577 577 577  – – –  652 652 652  – – –  – – –  – – –  46 46 46  40 40 40  14 14 14  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  141 141 141  40.0 40.0 40.0  785 785 785  796 796 796  715 715 715  – – –  846 846 846  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  15 15 15  45 45 45  35 35 35  4 4 4  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  3  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  350 and under 400  400 450  450 500  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 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  75 75 75  40.0 40.0 40.0  $1,049 1,049 1,049  $1,038 1,038 1,038  $952 952 952  – $1,096 – 1,096 – 1,096  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  7 7 7  24 24 24  49 49 49  8 8 8  8 8 8  1 1 1  3 3 3  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Attorneys ..................................................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  1,167 201 171 966  38.6 39.9 39.9 38.3  1,191 1,655 1,614 1,094  1,148 1,611 1,565 1,079  917 1,385 1,369 871  – – – –  1,397 2,000 1,886 1,263  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  6 – – 7  7 – – 8  11 ( 3) 1 14  8 – – 10  12 7 6 13  13 4 5 15  9 4 5 10  8 12 13 7  5 7 8 5  8 14 16 7  3 9 11 2  1 4 5 1  2 8 10 1  1 2 2 ( 3)  3 17 8 –  1 6 8 ( 3)  1 3 2 –  Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  136 136  37.1 37.1  739 739  719 719  668 668  – –  803 803  – –  – –  – –  – –  46 46  29 29  25 25  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  385 373  38.2 38.2  973 969  964 958  856 856  – –  1,088 1,076  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 3  11 11  25 26  23 24  14 13  19 18  1 1  1 1  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  402 72 70 330  38.9 39.9 39.9 38.7  1,254 1,446 1,443 1,213  1,235 – – 1,201  1,114 – – 1,096  – – – –  1,367 – – 1,287  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 – – 2  21 10 10 23  19 – – 23  25 10 10 28  15 28 29 12  7 19 19 4  7 13 13 5  3 10 9 1  1 7 7 –  ( 3) 3 3 –  ( 3) 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  187 67 120  39.2 40.0 38.7  1,630 1,835 1,515  1,564 – 1,523  1,458 – 1,405  – – –  1,695 – 1,584  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 – 1  1 1 1  14 – 22  12 – 19  34 27 38  13 18 11  3 – 5  3 1 3  1 3 –  12 34 –  3 9 –  2 6 –  Engineers: State and local government ......................  2,186  39.9  971  972  828  –  1,072  –  –  –  ( 3)  1  23  17  19  19  12  5  3  1  ( 3)  ( 3)  –  ( 3)  –  –  –  –  Level 1: Private industry: Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  245 63  40.0 40.0  622 692  600 723  600 623  – –  626 723  – –  – –  – –  24 14  56 21  20 65  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2: Private industry: Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  349 550  40.0 40.0  764 809  763 797  680 797  – –  786 797  – –  – –  – –  – –  49 1  30 79  11 10  3 9  5 1  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3: Private industry: Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,211 713  39.9 40.0  912 946  880 944  815 880  – –  1,005 1,012  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) –  18 3  35 42  17 28  23 22  4 5  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4: Private industry: Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  887 719  40.0 39.8  1,099 1,081  1,114 1,072  977 972  – –  1,180 1,152  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – 1  – 1  39 24  7 35  32 26  14 10  2 3  5 –  1 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 5: Private industry: Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  601 140  40.0 39.8  1,261 1,286  1,179 1,249  1,118 1,182  – –  1,387 1,379  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  14 3  38 29  14 21  11 24  6 17  12 3  7 3  – –  – 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  See footnotes at end of table.  4  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  – $1,230 – 1,264 – 1,275 – 1,275 – 1,263 – 925  350 and under 400  400 450  450 500  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 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) – – 1 –  1 1 1 1 1 1  4 4 2 2 5 5  11 11 18 18 10 9  10 8 8 8 8 31  11 10 8 8 11 20  11 10 8 8 10 23  12 12 9 9 13 8  11 12 11 11 12 3  8 9 14 14 8 1  7 8 9 9 7 ( 3)  4 4 1 1 5 –  3 3 4 4 3 –  2 3 4 4 2 –  1 1 1 1 2 –  1 1 1 1 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  1 1 ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  Scientists ..................................................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  6,405 5,779 943 943 4,836 626  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9  $1,036 1,058 1,055 1,055 1,059 838  $1,003 1,038 1,080 1,080 1,034 838  $789 794 717 717 803 741  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  554 504 295  40.0 40.0 40.0  647 649 626  657 673 639  615 615 521  – – –  685 692 680  – – –  3 3 6  7 6 8  12 11 16  56 58 53  13 12 14  9 10 3  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,444 1,303 1,210 141  40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9  800 808 807 727  806 816 823 723  690 695 713 688  – – – –  886 898 893 766  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  10 10 9 11  17 16 15 20  22 19 19 52  28 30 33 11  15 15 17 6  5 5 6 –  4 4 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,943 1,621 250 250 1,371 322  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,016 1,049 1,027 1,027 1,052 850  1,028 1,059 984 984 1,063 838  902 967 874 874 976 797  – – – – – –  1,127 1,151 1,214 1,214 1,139 902  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) 1  1 1 – – 1 2  12 8 14 14 7 33  11 6 15 15 5 34  19 17 23 23 16 28  23 27 6 6 31 1  21 25 6 6 28 1  11 13 36 36 9 –  1 2 – – 2 –  1 1 – – 1 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  1,174 1,070 225 225 104  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.6  1,252 1,273 1,158 1,158 1,033  1,264 1,280 1,118 1,118 1,021  1,116 1,154 1,080 1,080 972  – – – – –  1,367 1,380 1,263 1,263 1,081  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) – – – 1  – – – – –  6 2 7 7 42  16 13 32 32 41  18 18 25 25 12  19 21 16 16 4  23 25 16 16 –  13 15 3 3 –  4 4 1 1 –  1 1 – – –  1 1 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Scientists, Computer/Engineering ............ Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................  3,583 3,568 381 381 3,187  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,119 1,120 1,104 1,104 1,122  1,087 1,087 1,116 1,116 1,081  921 922 943 943 918  – – – – –  1,272 1,274 1,216 1,216 1,282  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3)  4 4 2 2 4  7 7 7 7 7  12 12 13 13 12  12 12 6 6 13  16 16 15 15 16  15 15 15 15 15  11 11 30 30 9  8 8 7 7 9  5 5 1 1 6  2 2 1 1 3  2 2 ( 3) ( 3) 2  1 1 1 1 1  1 1 1 1 1  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3)  1 1 – – 1  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  804 795  40.0 40.0  871 870  861 860  806 806  – –  923 923  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  22 23  45 45  24 23  7 7  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  806 805  40.0 40.0  1,285 1,285  1,298 1,299  1,177 1,188  – –  1,390 1,390  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  11 11  15 15  23 23  28 28  17 17  3 3  1 1  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Scientists, Physical/Biological .................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  2,822 2,211 562 562 611  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9  932 958 1,022 1,022 835  820 817 971 971 838  662 639 680 680 741  – – – – –  1,149 1,231 1,330 1,330 925  1 1 – – –  1 1 – – –  2 2 1 1 1  10 11 3 3 5  19 22 28 28 9  15 10 8 8 31  10 7 5 5 20  9 6 9 9 22  6 6 5 5 9  6 7 9 9 3  4 5 2 2 1  5 7 11 11 ( 3)  2 3 2 2 –  3 3 6 6 –  3 4 7 7 –  1 2 1 1 –  1 1 1 1 –  ( 3) 1 1 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  1 1 1 1 –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  314 264  40.0 40.0  594 588  623 623  515 506  – –  678 678  – –  5 6  12 12  21 20  59 62  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  See footnotes at end of table.  5  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  350 and under 400  400 450  450 500  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 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  640 508 132  40.0 40.0 39.9  $711 710 713  $673 658 723  $608 600 688  – – –  $741 731 741  – – –  – – –  ( 3) ( 3) –  22 24 11  37 41 21  22 13 56  8 7 11  3 3 1  2 3 –  6 7 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  765 448 137 137 317  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  893 924 899 899 849  859 898 919 919 838  797 774 807 807 797  – – – – –  953 1,048 974 974 902  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 ( 3) – – 1  2 3 – – 2  31 29 25 25 34  25 19 22 22 34  22 18 36 36 28  7 10 11 11 1  6 9 6 6 1  4 7 – – –  2 4 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level 4: State and local government ..................  103  39.6  1,032  1,021  972  –  1,081  –  –  –  –  –  1  –  43  42  11  4  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Budget Analysts ......................................... State and local government ......................  749 167  39.9 39.5  803 818  797 817  696 729  – –  916 862  – –  1 –  2 –  9 4  16 17  24 25  19 32  15 8  10 13  3 2  ( 3) –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  179 30  39.9 39.7  652 646  639 638  585 623  – –  699 684  – –  – –  – –  34 23  42 67  18 10  6 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  88 72  39.5 39.4  841 822  810 797  759 759  – –  913 874  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 8  40 43  23 26  24 17  5 6  – –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4: State and local government ..................  64  39.5  899  838  838  –  1,004  –  –  –  –  2  13  53  2  27  5  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Buyer/Contracting Specialists: Private industry: Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  246 276  39.9 39.8  678 737  650 741  631 667  – –  734 807  1 –  – ( 3)  1 1  9 8  58 27  21 38  7 20  2 3  1 1  – ( 3)  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 1: Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  191 174 174 37  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  555 557 557 591  577 577 577 604  444 444 444 539  – – – –  644 644 644 635  1 – – –  26 28 28 3  3 2 2 5  39 38 38 35  31 32 32 54  – – – 3  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  813 667 457 400 210 146  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9 39.6  700 697 708 714 671 716  699 699 706 724 650 705  650 650 666 666 638 667  – – – – – –  755 734 755 755 722 766  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  11 12 14 13 7 7  42 43 32 33 66 38  32 31 35 33 22 39  14 14 18 20 5 16  1 1 1 1 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 3: State and local government ..................  89  40.0  816  797  770  –  830  –  –  –  –  –  54  36  10  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  See footnotes at end of table.  6  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  350 and under 400  400 450  450 500  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 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  Computer Programmers ............................ Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  382 298 277 84  39.7 39.7 39.6 39.8  $729 764 770 604  $703 732 741 593  $587 615 617 514  – – – –  $817 833 833 710  – – – –  3 ( 3) – 13  3 1 – 11  21 18 18 31  23 23 23 20  17 18 18 13  20 22 23 11  2 2 3 1  6 7 7 –  4 5 5 –  1 2 2 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  146 104 100 42  39.8 39.7 39.6 40.0  622 624 626 616  613 610 610 623  558 558 558 574  – – – –  644 644 644 664  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 5  45 48 48 38  36 34 33 40  14 13 13 17  4 6 6 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  132 118 104  39.6 39.7 39.7  792 789 792  800 800 800  734 741 743  – – –  836 833 826  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 2 –  8 9 7  31 31 33  53 52 56  4 3 4  2 3 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Computer Systems Analysts ..................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  5,323 4,454 2,094 2,094 2,360 869  39.7 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.5 39.5  943 958 949 949 966 868  934 950 942 942 962 838  832 852 835 835 871 759  – – – – – –  1,053 1,067 1,058 1,058 1,073 962  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) 2  4 4 4 4 3 7  15 11 14 14 9 35  22 22 23 23 21 20  24 26 23 23 28 17  18 19 18 18 20 12  10 11 11 11 12 5  4 5 5 5 5 2  1 2 2 2 1 ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  545 352 63 63 289 193  39.6 39.6 40.0 40.0 39.5 39.7  780 802 750 750 814 740  777 817 – – 832 723  714 730 – – 769 688  – – – – – –  871 874 – – 875 817  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  4 1 – – 1 9  17 14 24 24 12 22  36 33 62 62 27 42  32 37 5 5 44 23  11 14 10 10 16 4  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  2,485 1,939 837 837 1,102 546  39.7 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.6 39.5  896 903 836 836 955 870  881 900 838 838 950 838  801 825 764 764 877 797  – – – – – –  973 980 896 896 1,027 947  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  4 4 9 9 1 3  20 14 26 26 6 40  29 31 40 40 24 24  29 32 21 21 40 17  12 12 2 2 20 10  5 5 1 1 8 4  1 1 – – 1 1  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,939 1,812 737 127  39.8 39.9 39.7 39.2  1,043 1,043 1,080 1,044  1,040 1,043 1,083 1,022  962 962 1,000 964  – – – –  1,123 1,123 1,154 1,146  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 ( 3) –  10 10 5 1  25 24 18 35  33 32 33 37  21 21 27 18  9 9 13 9  1 1 3 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Computer Systems Analyst Supervisors/Managers ............................. Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................  496 476 236  39.7 39.8 39.6  1,331 1,330 1,251  1,314 1,308 1,212  1,155 1,152 1,125  – – –  1,465 1,471 1,358  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 3 4  9 10 16  21 21 29  16 16 15  16 16 14  14 12 11  11 12 9  5 6 3  1 1 ( )  1 1 ( )  ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) –  1 1 –  – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  187 181 180  39.4 39.5 39.5  1,200 1,199 1,199  1,167 1,167 1,160  1,115 1,115 1,115  – – –  1,314 1,327 1,327  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  4 4 4  19 19 19  35 36 36  16 14 14  13 13 13  7 8 8  5 6 6  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  197 183  39.7 39.9  1,350 1,345  1,344 1,335  1,230 1,212  – –  1,465 1,471  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  6 6  13 14  19 20  20 21  23 18  11 11  6 6  1 1  – –  1 1  – –  – –  – –  See footnotes at end of table.  7  3  3  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  350 and under 400  400 450  450 500  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 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  Personnel Specialists ................................ Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  2,266 1,750 1,119 516  39.9 39.9 39.8 39.8  $802 790 854 843  $750 731 808 823  $620 602 675 727  – – – –  $962 971 990 910  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  5 6 2 –  15 19 8 3  17 17 21 16  21 19 18 28  12 9 10 21  13 12 17 16  8 7 10 9  5 6 8 3  2 2 4 2  1 1 1 2  ( 3) ( 3) – –  ( 3) ( 3) – –  ( 3) 1 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  818 680 353 353 327 138  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0  615 602 571 571 635 679  602 597 575 575 635 670  556 550 508 508 577 608  – – – – – –  675 646 597 597 692 727  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  11 13 23 23 2 –  39 44 60 60 27 13  32 28 8 8 49 51  16 15 9 9 21 20  3 ( 3) – – 1 15  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  895 592 213 192 379 303  39.8 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.7 39.8  809 787 736 735 816 850  797 750 744 733 790 845  731 718 658 639 731 797  – – – – – –  890 846 798 798 907 908  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  3 5 12 14 1 –  13 18 18 20 17 3  38 38 48 43 32 38  23 21 15 17 24 26  17 13 3 4 18 26  5 5 2 3 7 6  1 1 ( ) 1 1 1  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  472 400 63 63 337 72  39.8 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 39.8  1,072 1,065 1,044 1,044 1,069 1,111  1,035 1,010 – – 1,012 1,097  990 990 – – 990 1,016  – – – – – –  1,156 1,156 – – 1,156 1,234  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 1 – – 2 –  9 8 33 33 4 13  27 31 16 16 34 8  24 22 17 17 23 36  22 23 27 27 23 14  11 10 – – 12 15  5 4 2 2 4 14  – – – – – –  1 1 5 5 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Personnel Supervisors/Managers ............. Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  225 196 84 29  39.9 39.9 39.7 39.7  1,214 1,213 1,231 1,220  1,165 1,165 1,154 1,154  1,144 1,144 1,144 1,116  – – – –  1,245 1,201 1,211 1,372  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 4 – –  3 3 – 7  10 9 7 17  56 60 67 34  4 4 5 3  8 7 8 14  8 5 6 24  2 3 2 –  2 2 1 –  1 1 – –  1 2 – –  ( 3) 1 1 –  – – – –  ( 3) 1 1 –  ( 3) 1 1 –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  179 161 71 18  39.9 39.8 39.7 40.0  1,155 1,159 1,180 1,122  1,154 1,165 – 1,141  1,141 1,144 – 1,050  – – – –  1,165 1,165 – 1,154  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 5 – –  3 2 – 11  12 10 7 28  66 68 76 50  2 2 1 6  6 6 8 6  4 4 7 –  1 1 – –  1 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 2: State and local government ..................  9  39.2  1,380  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  11  –  22  67  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  See footnotes at end of table.  8  3  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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— 350 and under 400  400 450  450 500  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 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  – $1,539 – 1,744 – 1,539  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  10 5 19  1 – 2  6 2 13  23 29 13  28 34 17  12 2 30  3 1 7  1 1 –  1 2 –  – – –  9 15 –  – – –  5 7 –  Middle range  Director of Personnel ................................. Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  150 96 54  39.9 40.0 39.8  $1,512 1,587 1,378  $1,463 1,463 1,400  $1,342 1,346 1,201  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  61 26  40.0 40.0  1,398 1,415  – 1,400  – 1,294  – –  – 1,530  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  11 27  49 8  18 31  16 31  3 4  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Tax Collectors: Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  7 7  40.0 40.0  521 521  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  43 43  57 57  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  40 40  40.0 40.0  635 635  655 655  608 608  – –  655 655  – –  – –  – –  17 17  75 75  7 7  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  56 56  40.0 40.0  733 733  750 750  688 688  – –  797 797  – –  – –  – –  – –  30 30  68 68  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 3 Less than 0.5 percent. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  9  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 1996  Occupation and level  Number of workers  Average weekly hours1 (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  Under 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 1050  1050 1100  1100 1150  1150 1200  1200 1250  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators .................................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  801 618 58 58 560 183  39.8 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.7 39.8  $532 520 539 539 518 574  $522 520 – – 520 552  $460 460 – – 460 503  – – – – – –  $600 576 – – 576 622  1 2 – – 2 –  2 2 10 10 1 1  3 4 – – 4 2  9 10 2 2 11 7  2 2 5 5 2 2  21 25 12 12 26 7  18 18 28 28 17 21  17 16 19 19 16 22  15 15 7 7 16 16  4 3 10 10 2 9  4 3 7 7 3 7  2 1 – – 1 5  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  377 266 245 111  39.8 39.7 39.7 39.9  487 473 470 519  484 480 480 527  418 414 414 480  – – – –  528 512 510 552  – – – –  1 1 – 1  5 6 7 4  20 23 25 11  3 3 2 3  30 38 40 10  23 19 19 32  15 7 7 33  2 1 1 5  2 2 – 3  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  368 301 267 67  39.8 39.8 39.8 39.6  592 575 575 667  581 560 560 659  530 520 520 608  – – – –  635 626 626 735  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  13 15 16 3  16 19 17 4  22 25 25 6  30 29 31 34  6 3 3 18  9 7 6 19  4 1 1 15  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Drafters ........................................................ Private industry .........................................  2,920 2,905  40.0 40.0  677 677  670 668  567 567  – –  778 778  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  13 13  7 7  18 18  9 9  12 11  8 8  13 13  7 7  5 5  4 4  3 3  1 1  1 1  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  832 829 732  40.0 40.0 40.0  525 525 525  511 510 500  462 462 462  – – –  569 569 569  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  44 44 49  23 23 15  16 16 17  13 13 15  2 2 2  1 1 2  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3: Private industry: Service-producing industries ............  198  40.0  646  664  596  –  680  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  39  9  43  –  8  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Engineering Technicians: State and local government ......................  122  39.9  787  778  705  –  846  –  –  –  –  –  –  2  7  8  6  17  16  20  13  –  5  2  2  –  –  2  Level 3: State and local government ..................  27  40.0  708  705  680  –  747  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  4  26  70  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 4: State and local government ..................  52  40.0  819  815  778  –  846  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  4  37  44  15  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  See footnotes at end of table.  10  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Number of workers  Average weekly hours1 (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  Under 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 1050  1050 1100  1100 1150  1150 1200  1200 1250  Engineering Technicians, Civil ................. State and local government ......................  773 621  39.9 39.8  $828 819  $815 810  $724 729  – –  $905 893  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  1 1  2 2  6 5  11 11  11 10  11 13  13 14  18 20  8 8  8 9  1 1  4 4  1 ( 3)  3 ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  64 64  40.0 40.0  697 697  685 685  652 652  – –  781 781  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  2 2  6 6  8 8  39 39  16 16  28 28  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  285 253  39.9 39.9  775 788  786 805  696 738  – –  837 868  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  2 2  8 3  13 12  14 12  15 17  21 24  15 17  4 4  5 6  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  260 216  39.7 39.7  814 825  831 863  724 749  – –  885 889  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  7 8  8 6  14 10  11 9  10 11  32 34  15 18  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  2 2  – –  – –  – –  Level 5 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  98 54  40.0 40.0  930 941  956 956  865 956  – –  956 956  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  17 2  17 17  11 2  43 78  2 2  1 –  8 –  – –  – –  Level 6 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  63 31  39.9 39.8  1,116 1,086  – 1,071  – 1,071  – –  – 1,071  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  6 13  46 68  5 10  40 3  3 6  Corrections Officers ................................... State and local government ......................  1,879 1,879  40.0 40.0  624 624  593 593  565 565  – –  703 703  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 4  7 7  10 10  41 41  8 8  4 4  8 8  7 7  11 11  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters .................................................. State and local government ......................  2,040 1,984  48.6 48.8  918 925  925 925  873 878  – –  987 987  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  1 1  1 1  2 2  3 3  9 8  5 5  16 16  15 16  30 31  7 7  9 9  ( 3) ( 3)  2 2  – –  Police Officers ............................................ State and local government ......................  3,399 3,399  40.0 40.0  860 860  882 882  832 832  – –  899 899  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  2 2  5 5  8 8  14 14  48 48  13 13  5 5  1 1  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  3,087 3,087  40.0 40.0  854 854  873 873  825 825  – –  899 899  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  3 3  6 6  9 9  15 15  48 48  12 12  3 3  1 1  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  312 312  40.0 40.0  918 918  900 900  898 898  – –  938 938  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  53 53  28 28  18 18  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  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.  11  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  250 and under 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 575  575 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 and over  Clerks, Accounting ..................................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  6,393 5,391 1,096 836 4,295 1,002  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.9 39.9  $455 442 487 487 430 524  $460 452 491 496 439 517  $399 383 423 423 380 469  – – – – – –  $500 485 552 542 475 610  ( 3) ( 3) – – 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  6 7 ( 3) ( 3) 8 ( 3)  4 4 ( 3) ( 3) 5 ( 3)  6 7 8 10 6 2  10 10 7 8 11 6  13 14 12 7 15 3  7 7 5 5 8 6  18 18 7 8 21 20  11 12 16 13 11 7  9 8 15 20 6 12  4 4 5 6 4 6  5 4 17 11 1 8  1 1 2 2 1 3  4 1 4 6 1 19  1 1 3 4 ( 3) 5  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) 1  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  ( 3) – – – – ( 3)  ( 3) – – – – ( 3)  – – – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  2,857 2,805 2,553 52  39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0  406 405 404 457  412 411 413 460  360 360 360 398  – – – –  460 460 460 517  1 1 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  13 13 14 2  6 6 7 4  10 10 8 4  13 13 12 15  16 16 16 12  7 7 8 10  24 24 26 10  6 6 6 6  3 2 1 31  1 1 1 –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – 8  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  2,865 2,219 666 413 1,553 646  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 39.9  477 472 492 494 463 497  479 479 495 496 475 469  432 424 456 469 414 458  – – – – – –  514 510 527 512 503 562  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  – – – – – –  2 2 – – 3 –  2 1 1 – 1 4  8 8 – – 11 8  12 14 14 4 15 4  8 7 6 8 8 8  17 13 10 15 15 29  18 21 25 24 19 9  13 15 18 29 13 5  8 8 7 11 9 7  8 7 18 6 3 11  2 2 1 2 2 2  3 1 ( 3) 1 1 10  1 – – – – 2  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  591 292 135 299  39.9 40.0 39.9 39.9  588 585 572 591  601 558 540 610  526 540 504 525  – – – –  619 630 619 610  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) 1 1 –  ( 3) – – 1  2 1 3 2  5 8 16 2  17 10 21 24  7 9 16 4  15 27 7 3  4 4 2 4  31 21 13 41  12 12 4 12  5 4 8 5  2 4 8 –  ( 3) – – ( 3)  ( 3) – – 1  – – – –  Clerks, General ........................................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  5,380 2,540 203 203 2,337 2,840  39.7 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.8 39.7  449 414 437 437 412 480  438 400 423 423 399 469  381 360 398 398 360 422  – – – – – –  513 464 482 482 464 558  3 6 – – 6 ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  2 3 12 12 2 1  7 11 1 1 12 4  9 13 4 4 13 5  13 16 14 14 16 10  7 10 30 30 8 5  13 13 8 8 13 13  11 6 5 5 6 16  5 5 6 6 5 5  8 5 5 5 5 10  5 6 2 2 6 5  10 5 3 3 5 15  2 1 4 4 1 2  4 1 2 2 3 ( ) 7  ( 3) ( 3) 2 2 – ( 3)  ( 3) – – – – ( 3)  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  158 154  39.9 39.9  369 371  381 384  333 333  – –  399 399  1 1  – –  18 18  11 10  11 12  57 58  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  901 785 120 120 116  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.5  363 358 385 385 397  366 361 398 398 395  325 306 353 353 356  – – – – –  406 398 423 423 439  17 19 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – –  8 9 20 20 –  15 14 2 2 23  14 14 6 6 20  19 20 23 23 14  15 15 48 48 15  6 6 – – 5  4 1 – – 21  1 1 – – –  2 2 – – 2  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) – – – 1  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  2,553 1,578 51 51 1,527 975  39.8 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.8 39.7  445 436 493 493 434 460  437 427 – – 427 437  383 379 – – 377 418  – – – – – –  500 488 – – 486 503  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  9 10 – – 10 6  10 13 2 2 13 6  13 16 2 2 16 10  7 8 4 4 8 7  20 16 31 31 16 25  9 8 10 10 8 10  7 6 14 14 6 7  8 5 12 12 5 14  7 8 6 6 8 5  6 8 8 8 8 2  1 1 – – 1 1  3 1 2 2 1 7  ( 3) ( 3) 10 10 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  1,690 95 1,595  39.6 40.0 39.6  510 519 509  513 515 513  469 483 469  – – –  566 534 566  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 1 3  5 – 6  3 1 4  7 – 7  21 5 21  6 22 5  11 36 9  7 19 6  24 3 25  3 8 3  9 4 9  1 – 1  ( 3) – 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  12  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  250 and under 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 575  575 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 and over  Clerks, Order ............................................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................  647 647 536  40.0 40.0 40.0  $485 485 502  $500 500 500  $404 404 404  – – –  $550 550 550  – – –  – – –  – – –  4 4 –  – – –  8 8 –  23 23 28  – – –  14 14 12  – – –  21 21 25  ( 3) ( 3) –  10 10 12  10 10 12  – – –  10 10 12  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Key Entry Operators ................................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  639 360 69 69 291 279  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.9 39.8  427 436 388 388 448 416  442 442 – – 460 418  372 370 – – 380 372  – – – – – –  460 466 – – 503 448  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 1 – – 1 ( 3)  10 14 42 42 8 3  18 15 28 28 12 23  10 4 1 1 5 16  6 4 13 13 2 8  26 14 – – 18 41  14 24 6 6 28 2  1 1 – – 1 1  5 8 3 3 9 1  3 5 1 1 5 2  5 9 – – 11 1  ( 3) – – – – 1  – – – – – –  1 1 6 6 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  185 157 99 28  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  402 405 430 386  402 418 442 356  356 357 427 340  – – – –  442 442 460 415  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 3 4  21 18 – 32  17 15 6 29  8 8 12 7  7 7 3 7  26 31 48 4  15 18 26 –  2 – – 11  2 1 1 7  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  450 199 188 251  39.8 39.8 39.8 39.8  438 462 457 419  448 460 460 428  379 370 370 390  – – – –  460 534 534 448  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  5 12 12 –  19 15 15 23  10 2 2 17  6 2 2 8  25 – – 45  14 29 30 2  1 1 1 ( 3)  6 14 13 –  5 9 9 2  8 16 17 1  ( 3) – – 1  – – – –  1 2 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Personnel Assistants ................................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  1,061 711 164 164 547 350  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0  525 507 549 549 495 561  520 508 529 529 502 552  460 446 500 500 426 514  – – – – – –  566 565 635 635 536 579  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 3 ( ) –  1 1 – – 1 –  5 8 1 1 10 –  5 7 1 1 9 1  9 12 3 3 14 3  8 8 12 12 6 8  8 9 13 13 8 5  15 18 6 6 22 9  9 10 23 23 7 6  19 8 2 2 10 42  5 5 12 12 3 3  10 10 21 21 6 11  3 2 4 4 1 7  1 2 1 1 2 –  1 1 1 1 1 2  1 ( 3) 1 1 – 2  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  246 238 58 58 180  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  439 438 505 505 417  426 426 – – 404  404 404 – – 388  – – – – –  462 462 – – 427  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 – – 1  – – – – –  20 20 – – 27  19 20 – – 26  24 25 2 2 32  15 13 21 21 10  6 6 26 26 –  2 2 – – 3  13 13 52 52 1  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  525 410 98 98 312 115  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 39.9  529 525 560 560 514 541  520 520 576 576 508 514  481 481 500 500 481 460  – – – – – –  575 569 635 635 540 616  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – –  2 2 – – 3 –  1 2 2 2 2 –  2 1 1 1 1 4  6 6 4 4 6 7  8 6 8 8 5 17  12 12 6 6 14 10  27 30 10 10 36 17  9 10 7 7 11 3  8 9 3 3 10 8  8 9 19 19 5 6  13 13 35 35 7 11  4 1 3 3 – 17  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  287 60 52 227  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  591 656 646 574  552 – – 552  552 – – 552  – – – –  635 – – 552  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 1  1 – – 1  2 – – 2  3 – – 4  6 – – 7  55 32 37 61  2 – – 2  14 20 21 12  5 17 13 2  5 22 21 –  4 8 8 3  3 2 – 4  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  13  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  250 and under 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 575  575 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 and over  Secretaries .................................................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  6,565 4,925 2,006 1,997 2,919 1,640  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.9 39.9  $561 561 564 564 560 560  $543 546 552 552 546 537  $496 485 480 480 490 503  – – – – – –  $618 622 626 628 622 585  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) 1 1 1 1 –  1 2 2 2 1 ( 3)  4 6 5 5 6 1  4 5 7 7 4 2  7 7 6 6 7 7  10 12 10 10 13 5  13 11 9 9 12 20  13 10 9 9 11 20  10 7 8 8 7 19  7 8 9 9 7 2  11 12 12 12 12 8  8 9 11 11 7 6  6 6 6 6 6 6  2 3 2 2 3 2  1 2 2 2 1 1  1 1 1 1 1 1  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  230 206 114  39.7 39.7 39.5  431 429 453  423 423 452  392 392 423  – – –  460 456 519  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 2 –  11 12 12  19 21 –  23 26 33  8 6 1  20 14 21  3 4 5  13 15 27  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,630 1,155 116 115 1,039 475  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9 39.9  491 487 493 494 486 500  496 482 480 480 488 503  459 442 434 434 442 480  – – – – – –  514 520 576 581 519 514  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 ( 3) –  2 2 3 3 2 1  10 13 3 2 14 2  10 12 25 25 11 5  14 14 10 10 15 13  18 21 23 23 21 9  26 14 3 3 15 54  9 10 5 5 10 9  5 5 2 2 5 5  4 5 23 23 3 ( 3)  2 2 2 2 2 2  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) ( 3)  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  2,961 2,379 1,216 1,215 1,163 582  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 40.0  563 560 540 540 582 573  552 554 527 527 576 552  508 498 479 479 522 552  – – – – – –  616 618 609 609 630 602  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  3 3 7 7 – –  3 4 8 8 1 1  5 5 9 9 2 1  10 12 13 13 12 2  10 11 12 12 11 6  11 11 11 11 11 13  17 10 8 8 12 47  8 10 7 7 12 4  16 17 12 12 21 13  11 12 14 14 10 8  3 2 ( 3) ( 3) 4 4  1 1 – – 3 –  ( 3) 1 – – 1 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,562 1,018 534 527 484 544  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9 39.7  629 647 647 648 647 596  612 635 629 632 646 537  537 562 566 565 546 537  – – – – – –  713 719 719 719 713 674  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – 1  2 ( 3) 1 1 – 5  4 2 3 3 2 6  7 7 6 6 8 7  22 13 8 8 18 38  5 6 10 11 1 2  7 9 11 10 8 2  13 16 16 17 15 9  12 13 10 10 17 10  17 20 22 22 19 12  5 5 4 4 7 4  3 3 4 5 2 2  3 4 4 4 4 1  ( 3) – – – – ( 3)  Level 5 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  158 143 95  39.8 39.9 39.9  766 761 770  770 769 770  740 732 750  – – –  802 801 801  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 6 1  7 8 7  5 6 4  20 21 24  32 32 38  20 20 15  8 5 6  3 3 4  Switchboard-Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  2,038 1,946 529 427 1,417 92  39.7 39.7 40.0 40.0 39.6 39.8  400 399 408 394 396 416  385 385 424 385 380 404  360 360 365 353 360 383  – – – – – –  442 442 462 431 442 445  – – – – – –  3 3 – – 4 1  6 6 12 14 4 –  10 10 7 9 11 3  22 22 18 21 24 15  14 13 9 11 15 28  9 9 7 8 10 11  15 15 20 23 12 24  10 10 14 2 9 10  5 6 7 9 5 –  5 5 5 1 4 7  1 1 ( ) ( 3) 1 1  ( 3) ( 3) – – ( 3) –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  14  3  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  250 and under 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 575  575 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 and over  Word Processors: State and local government ......................  178  39.7  $480  $491  $428  –  $491  –  –  –  –  1  6  13  12  6  40  7  1  8  3  4  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  92 76 76 16  39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0  433 431 431 446  421 – – 414  414 – – 392  – – – –  462 – – 543  – – – –  – – – –  2 3 3 –  – – – –  2 1 1 6  5 – – 31  51 55 55 31  1 1 1 –  34 39 39 6  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 – – 25  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  552 402 400 150  39.6 39.6 39.6 39.7  476 475 475 479  473 473 473 491  452 458 456 437  – – – –  491 492 492 491  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  1 – – 3  19 21 21 12  4 ( 3) ( 3) 15  27 34 34 6  29 22 22 45  8 8 8 8  4 5 5 1  3 3 3 1  4 4 4 3  2 1 ( 3) 5  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  350 338 324  38.5 38.5 38.4  615 617 619  634 646 646  554 554 554  – – –  684 684 684  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 2 2  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  2 1 1  3 3 3  2 2 1  38 37 38  ( 3) ( 3) –  18 19 18  32 33 34  3 3 3  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 3 Less than 0.5 percent. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  15  Table A-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  8.00 and under 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 9.50  9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 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 and 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 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 over  General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  2,100 1,734 347 347 366  $12.98 12.57 13.69 13.69 14.91  $13.43 12.50 12.78 12.78 15.04  $9.89 9.75 12.25 12.25 13.84  – $15.00 – 14.00 – 15.00 – 15.00 – 16.67  2 2 – – –  ( 2) 1 – – –  16 19 – – –  9 11 ( 2) ( 2) –  5 6 8 8 ( 2)  2 2 – – –  3 3 ( 2) 2 ( ) 2  1 ( 2) – – 4  11 10 44 44 15  6 5 15 15 10  20 20 2 2 19  8 5 11 11 22  4 3 2 2 6  8 6 18 18 20  1 1 – – 1  3 3 – – 1  2 2 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  1,381 1,232 141 141 149  11.53 11.30 12.46 12.46 13.37  10.93 10.00 12.58 12.58 13.66  9.25 9.20 12.25 12.25 12.31  – – – – –  14.00 14.00 13.46 13.46 14.47  3 3 – – –  1 1 – – –  24 27 – – –  14 16 – – –  7 8 19 19 1  2 3 – – –  1 1 – – 4  2 1 – – 9  10 7 40 40 34  8 7 35 35 11  28 27 1 1 37  ( 2) ( 2) 1 1 1  1 ( 2) 3 3 2  – – – – –  ( 2) – – – 2  1 1 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  713 496 206 206 290 217  15.75 15.65 14.53 14.53 16.45 15.97  15.87 15.87 14.48 14.48 16.99 15.59  14.14 12.50 12.50 12.50 15.20 15.29  – – – – – –  17.43 17.77 17.23 17.23 19.00 17.15  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) – –  – – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – – 1 –  7 10 ( 2) ( 2) 16 –  – – – – – –  14 20 47 47 – 2  4 1 1 1 1 10  5 4 3 3 6 7  23 17 17 17 17 36  9 9 1 1 15 9  24 20 30 30 13 33  2 2 – – 3 1  6 8 – – 14 1  6 8 – – 14 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  756 385 343 343 371  21.59 21.86 22.23 22.23 21.32  22.66 23.27 23.33 23.33 19.93  19.50 20.47 20.47 20.47 19.15  – – – – –  23.39 23.33 23.33 23.33 24.44  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 2) – – – 1  5 – – – 11  1 1 1 1 2  6 9 2 2 2  5 2 2 2 7  15 4 4 4 27  12 22 20 20 2  3 4 5 5 2  3 4 4 4 2  30 54 61 61 4  8 1 1 1 16  11 ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) 23  – – – – –  Maintenance Electronics Technicians ...... Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  1,028 730 298  20.93 20.54 21.86  20.67 19.41 23.02  19.05 19.05 18.52  – – –  23.76 23.76 25.37  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2) –  2 2 2  2 1 4  4 4 4  8 9 6  6 4 9  25 33 4  6 6 6  6 4 9  1 ( 2) 3  31 35 21  1 – 2  8 – 28  ( 2) – 1  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  566 417 149  19.19 18.70 20.58  19.05 19.05 21.27  17.93 18.20 17.62  – – –  20.04 19.14 23.50  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 2) ( 2) –  – – –  2 3 –  3 1 7  8 8 9  12 12 12  8 7 12  41 55 1  7 8 3  7 5 14  – – –  10 – 37  1 – 5  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  453 142  23.23 23.58  23.76 25.37  23.76 21.47  – –  23.76 25.37  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 2) –  – –  4 1  2 6  5 8  5 10  4 4  2 6  59 6  – –  19 59  ( 2) 1  Maintenance Machinists ............................ Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  165 115 115 110 50  20.26 19.99 19.99 19.97 20.88  19.97 19.97 19.97 19.97 21.27  19.97 19.97 19.97 19.97 19.95  – – – – –  21.27 19.97 19.97 19.97 22.01  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 – – – 2  1 – – – 4  15 20 20 21 2  3 – – – 10  43 57 57 59 12  9 10 10 6 6  6 – – – 20  17 5 5 5 44  5 8 8 8 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  550 486 461 459 64  20.12 19.98 20.10 20.09 21.19  20.47 20.47 20.47 20.47 21.86  17.75 17.09 17.09 17.09 19.93  – – – – –  23.33 23.33 23.33 23.33 21.86  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  9 10 11 11 –  – – – – –  8 9 10 10 –  11 13 8 8 –  6 6 6 6 3  5 2 2 2 25  20 21 23 23 8  7 1 2 1 52  5 5 5 5 9  28 32 33 34 3  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  16  Table A-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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— 8.00 and under 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 9.50  – $20.88 – 20.88 – 23.33 – 23.33 – 19.74 – 21.27  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – – ( 2) –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – – ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) 1 1 – –  3 1 3 3 – 4  4 3 2 2 3 4  5 2 2 2 2 8  21 39 9 9 46 10  21 16 34 34 12 25  7 11 – – 14 5  14 13 4 4 15 14  13 – – – – 23  4 7 3 3 8 2  6 8 39 39 – 5  ( 2) 1 3 3 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Middle range  9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 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 and 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 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 over  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  1,532 622 126 126 496 910  $19.22 19.05 20.40 20.40 18.71 19.34  $18.96 18.65 18.65 18.65 17.75 18.96  $17.71 17.71 18.65 18.65 17.71 17.79  Maintenance Pipefitters ............................. Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ...................................  178 171 169 169  21.68 21.88 21.93 21.93  22.54 22.54 22.54 22.54  22.10 22.44 22.44 22.44  – – – –  22.54 22.54 22.54 22.54  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  3 – – –  1 1 1 1  2 2 1 1  1 1 1 1  13 13 14 14  3 4 4 4  2 2 2 2  74 76 77 77  2 2 2 2  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Skilled Multi-Craft Maintenance Workers ..................................................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  489 269 227 226 220  18.88 19.02 19.32 19.30 18.70  19.19 19.19 19.31 19.31 18.29  16.97 18.85 19.19 19.19 15.96  – – – – –  19.81 19.31 19.31 19.31 21.20  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 2) – – – 1  ( 2) – – – 1  12 2 1 1 25  12 8 2 2 17  7 8 1 1 5  8 9 9 9 8  38 63 75 75 7  9 7 8 8 10  7 2 2 2 14  1 ( 2) ( 2) – 1  5 1 1 1 10  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  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.  17  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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  4.75 and under 5.00  5.00 5.50  5.50 6.00  6.00 6.50  6.50 7.00  7.00 7.50  7.50 8.00  8.00 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 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 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  Guards ......................................................... Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  3,685 3,526 164 164 3,362 159  $7.38 7.18 14.39 14.39 6.83 11.90  $6.50 6.50 12.72 12.72 6.50 11.99  $6.00 6.00 10.76 10.76 6.00 10.45  – – – – – –  $7.50 7.50 19.45 19.45 7.00 13.13  2 2 – – 2 –  12 12 – – 13 –  8 9 – – 9 –  22 23 – – 24 –  16 17 – – 18 –  12 12 – – 13 –  5 6 – – 6 –  4 4 3 3 4 –  1 1 – – 2 –  2 1 – – 1 19  5 5 23 23 4 13  4 3 15 15 2 22  2 2 16 16 1 15  1 ( 2) 2 2 ( 2) 18  1 ( 2) – – ( 2) 12  1 1 1 1 1 1  ( 2) ( 2) 2 2 ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) 2 2 ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) 2 2 – –  2 2 34 34 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  3,360 3,263 61 61 3,202 97  6.76 6.64 10.43 10.43 6.56 11.10  6.50 6.50 – – 6.25 11.19  6.00 6.00 – – 5.75 9.97  – – – – – –  7.00 7.00 – – 7.00 12.28  2 2 – – 2 –  13 13 – – 13 –  9 9 – – 9 –  24 25 – – 25 –  18 18 – – 19 –  13 13 – – 13 –  6 6 – – 6 –  5 5 8 8 5 –  2 2 – – 2 –  2 1 – – 1 31  3 3 54 54 2 18  3 2 38 38 1 22  1 ( 2) – – ( 2) 18  ( 2) ( 2) – – ( 2) 11  ( 2) ( 2) – – ( 2) –  ( 2) – – – – 1  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  303 241 139 62  13.89 14.08 12.08 13.14  12.79 12.72 11.22 13.47  11.00 10.98 10.50 11.99  – – – –  15.23 17.60 15.23 14.14  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 1 –  23 27 45 6  14 12 20 23  15 16 8 11  7 2 1 29  6 – – 31  11 14 24 –  1 2 1 –  2 2 1 –  1 1 – –  18 23 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Janitors ........................................................ Private industry ......................................... Goods-producing industries: Manufacturing ................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  9,787 6,815  9.21 8.27  8.90 7.53  7.00 6.60  – –  11.19 9.40  – –  ( 2) ( 2)  4 5  3 5  16 23  11 16  7 10  6 9  4 4  13 15  10 7  15 2  8 1  1 ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2)  2 4  – –  ( 2) ( 2)  ( 2) ( 2)  – –  – –  654 6,160 2,972  12.35 7.84 11.37  10.11 7.40 11.42  7.85 6.60 10.85  – – –  17.89 9.00 12.02  – – –  – ( 2) –  – 6 –  6 5 –  – 25 –  18 15 ( 2)  5 11 2 ( )  1 10 2 ( )  8 3 3  9 15 8  6 7 17  3 2 44  – 1 23  ( 2) ( 2) 3  1 – ( 2)  2 – 1  2 – ( 2)  37 – –  – – –  1 – –  ( 2) – –  – – –  – – –  Material Movement and Storage Workers ....................................... 11,057 Private industry ......................................... 10,485 Service-producing industries ................ 7,933 State and local government ...................... 572  11.97 11.77 11.62 15.70  11.90 11.54 11.54 16.62  10.00 9.90 10.00 11.99  – – – –  13.76 13.50 13.50 18.58  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 2 – –  ( 2) ( 2) – –  1 2 2 –  3 3 3 –  4 4 4 –  6 6 7 –  8 9 8 6  13 14 15 3  14 14 15 19  11 12 13 2  13 13 16 3  12 12 14 3  4 3 2 10  3 3 1 8  1 1 – 3  2 ( 2) ( 2) 33  3 2 1 10  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 1: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  371 364  7.45 7.41  7.00 7.00  6.00 6.00  – –  7.95 7.95  – –  – –  – –  44 45  – –  8 8  38 39  – –  – –  6 4  – –  – –  – –  1 1  – –  ( 2) ( 2)  – –  3 3  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  7,077 6,538 4,684 539  12.54 12.28 11.95 15.64  12.03 12.00 12.00 16.92  10.38 10.20 10.30 11.99  – – – –  14.72 14.52 13.55 18.58  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 2) 1 – –  1 1 1 –  1 1 2 –  5 5 5 –  5 5 5 –  8 8 7 6  10 11 12 3  12 12 12 20  16 17 21 2  10 10 12 3  15 16 19 3  3 3 1 11  5 5 1 3  1 1 – 3  3 1 ( 2) 35  4 3 1 11  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Forklift Operators: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .......... Manufacturing ...........................  824 824  14.41 14.41  14.83 14.83  11.36 11.36  – –  16.16 16.16  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  – –  – –  6 6  8 8  1 1  15 15  4 4  11 11  6 6  5 5  21 21  ( 2) ( 2)  1 1  20 20  – –  – –  – –  Shipping/Receiving Clerks: State and local government ..............  67  18.48  19.51  19.51  –  19.51  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  1  1  3  3  –  3  3  –  –  –  85  –  –  –  Level 3: State and local government ..................  33  16.60  16.62  16.62  –  16.62  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  6  –  88  –  –  6  –  –  –  See footnotes at end of table.  18  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA, November 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— 4.75 and under 5.00  5.00 5.50  5.50 6.00  6.00 6.50  6.50 7.00  7.00 7.50  7.50 8.00  8.00 8.50  8.50 9.00  – $16.59 – 16.59 – 18.24  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 2 –  1 2 –  – – –  1 2 –  3 3 –  1 2 1  1 1 1  1 1 7  5 1 7  14 11 19  3 1 22  25 29 4  23 27 –  8 9 10  8 10 20  ( 2) – 4  ( 2) – –  3 – –  ( 2) – 5  Middle range  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 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  Truckdrivers: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .................. Manufacturing ................................... State and local government ......................  2,117 1,792 437  $15.16 15.16 15.63  $15.40 15.55 14.47  $13.86 14.20 13.17  Light Truck: State and local government ..................  80  13.05  13.17  11.46  –  14.13  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  4  5  27  5  22  30  –  –  –  6  –  –  –  –  Medium Truck: Private industry: Goods-producing industries .............. State and local government ..................  155 38  11.50 14.32  9.49 14.47  8.90 14.38  – –  15.96 14.65  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  39 –  19 –  – –  5 –  8 5  – 13  – 82  25 –  5 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Heavy Truck ............................................. State and local government ..................  1,645 163  15.22 15.60  15.40 13.30  13.86 13.17  – –  16.50 18.85  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 2) –  ( 2) –  1 –  2 –  2 6  8 13  19 32  1 3  28 –  21 –  11 3  4 41  ( 2) 2  – –  ( 2) –  ( 2) –  Tractor Trailer ........................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  5,418 5,262 604 471 4,658 156  14.35 14.27 17.08 16.93 13.90 17.31  14.89 14.85 17.67 17.67 14.10 17.45  12.00 12.00 16.03 16.59 12.00 14.47  – – – – – –  16.56 16.19 18.06 18.06 15.84 18.19  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – – ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) – – ( 2) –  1 2 – – 2 –  1 1 – – 1 –  3 3 2 3 3 –  30 31 4 1 34 1  8 9 5 2 9 6  19 19 5 2 21 22  10 10 7 10 10 12  20 20 24 31 20 –  2 1 12 15 ( 2) 25  4 3 29 37 ( 2) 10  ( 2) – – – – 9  ( 2) ( 2) 2 – – –  1 1 10 – – –  ( 2) – – – – 15  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.  19  Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey  Scope This survey of the Seattle–Tacoma–Bremerton, WA Consolidated 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.  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 Seattle–Tacoma–Bremerton, WA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collection for the survey was from August 1996 through January 1997 and reflects an average payroll reference month of November 1996. Data obtained for a payroll period prior to the end of October 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 Seattle–Tacoma–Bremerton, WA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (October 1993). Establishments with 50 workers or more during the sampling frame's reference period were included in the survey sample even if they employed fewer than 50 workers at the time of the survey. The sampling frame was reviewed for completeness and accuracy prior to the survey and, when necessary, corrections were made: Missing establishments were added; out-of-business and out-of-scope establishments were removed; and addresses, employment levels, industry classification, and other information were updated.  Occupational pay Occupational pay data are shown for full-time workers, i.e., those hired to work a regular weekly schedule. Pay data exclude premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases—but not bonuses—under cost-ofliving allowance clauses and incentive payments, however, are included in the pay data. Unless otherwise indicated, the pay data following the job titles are for all industries combined. Pay data for some of the occupations for all industries combined (or for some industry divisions within the scope of the survey) are not presented in the A-series tables because either (1) data did not provide statistically reliable results, or (2) there was the possibility of disclosure of individual establishment data. Pay data not shown separately for industry divisions are included in data for all industries combined.  Survey design The survey design includes classifying individual establishments into groups (strata) based on industry and employment size, determining the size of the sample for each group (stratum), and selecting an establishment sample from each stratum. The establishment sample size in a stratum was determined by expected number of employees to be found (based on previous occupational pay surveys) in professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations. In other words, the larger the number of employees expected to be found in designated 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 15.9 percent of the sample establishments (representing 126,186 employees covered by the survey). An additional 4 percent of the sample establishments (representing 18,637 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 10.7 62.2 20.9 6.1  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, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA1, November 1996 Number of establishments Industry  division2  Within scope of survey3  Workers in establishments Within scope of survey4  Studied  Studied Number  Percent  All divisions .........................................................................................  3,230  258  946,860  100  360,337  Private industry ............................................................................. Goods producing .................................................................... Manufacturing ................................................................... Construction5 .................................................................... Service producing ................................................................... Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ....................................................... Wholesale trade7 .............................................................. Retail trade7 ...................................................................... Finance, insurance, and real estate7 ................................ Services7 ..........................................................................  3,078 805 593 209 2,273  202 56 45 10 146  747,530 207,168 187,995 18,993 540,362  79 22 20 2 57  216,209 105,713 103,883 1,770 110,496  256 188 552 284 993  20 4 13 17 92  77,280 23,649 172,455 54,175 212,803  8 2 18 6 22  22,281 861 11,094 16,064 60,196  State and local government ..........................................................  152  56  199,330  21  144,128  1 The Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget through June 1994, consists of Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston 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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