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Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  New Orleans, Louisiana, Metropolitan Area, July 1995  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin 3075-66  ________________________________________________________________ Preface This bulletin provides results of a July 1995 survey of occupational pay in the New Orleans, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area. This survey was conducted as part of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Compensation Survey Program. Data from this program are for use in implementing the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990. The survey was conducted by the Bureau's regional office in Dallas, under direction of Hal Corley, Acting 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 and benefit data included in this bulletin. The Bureau thanks these respondents for their cooperation.  For additional information regarding this survey or similar surveys conducted in this regional area, please contact the BLS Dallas Regional Office at (214) 426-6970. You may also write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at: Division of Occupational Pay and Employee Benefits, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20212-0001 or call the Occupational Compensation Survey Program information line at (202) 606-6220. Material in this bulletin is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission. This information will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 606-STAT; TDD phone: (202) 606-5897; TDD message referral phone: 1-800-326-2577.  For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government  For an account of a similar survey conducted in 1993, see  Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, GPO bookstores, and the  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only, New Orleans, LA, BLS Bulletin 3075-28.  Bureau of Labor Statistics, Publications Sales Center, P.O. Box 2145, Chicago, IL 60690-2145.  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  New Orleans, Louisiana, Metropolitan Area, July 1995  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Robert B. Reich, Secretary Bureau of Labor Statistics Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner October 1995 Bulletin 3075-66  Contents  Page  Page  Introduction ..............................................................................................................  2  Tables—Continued  Tables:  A-7.  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations ................................................................................  22  All establishments:  A-8.  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ...............................  24  A-9.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations .................  26  A-10.  Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations .........  27  A-1.  Weekly hours and earnings of professional and administrative occupations ................................................................................  3  A-2.  Weekly hours and earnings of technical and protective service occupations ................................................................................  8  A-3.  Weekly hours and earnings of clerical occupations ......................  11  A-4.  Hourly earnings of maintenance and toolroom occupations ..........  14  A-5.  Hourly earnings of material movement and custodial occupations  16  Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations ................................................................................  A-11.  Weekly hours and pay of professional, administrative  A-12.  Hourly pay of maintenance, toolroom, material  technical, protective service, and clerical occupations ...............  34  movement, and custodial occupations .......................................  41  A.  Scope and method of survey .........................................................  A-1  B.  Occupational descriptions ..............................................................  B-1  Appendixes:  Establishments employing 500 workers or more: A-6.  Health services:  18  Introduction  Earnings The A-series tables provide estimates of straight-time weekly or hourly earnings by occupation. Tables A-1 through A-5 provide data for selected white- and bluecollar occupations common to a variety of industries. Tables A-6 through A-10 include similar information, but are limited to establishments employing 500 workers or more. Tables A-11 and A-12 present separate occupational pay information for the health services industry. Occupational earnings information is presented for all industries covered by the survey and, where possible, for private industry (e.g., for goods- and serviceproducing industries) and for State and local governments. Within private industry, more detailed information is presented to the extent that the survey establishment sample can support such detail.  This survey of occupational pay in the New Orleans, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area (Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. Tammany Parishes) was conducted as part of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Compensation Survey Program. The survey is one of a number of metropolitan areas surveyed annually throughout the United States. (See listing of reports for other surveys at the end of this bulletin.) A major objective of the Occupational Compensation Survey Program is to describe the level and distribution of occupational pay in a variety of the Nation's local labor markets, using a consistent survey approach. Another Program objective is to provide information on the incidence of employee benefits among and within local labor markets. However, no benefits data were collected for this survey. The Program develops information that is used for a variety of purposes, including wage and 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 more professional, administrative, technical, and protective services occupations in the tables specific to State and local governments.  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, New Orleans, LA, July 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 and over  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. State and local government ..................  151 99 57 52  39.1 39.8 40.0 38.0  $458 499 509 380  $457 471 – 354  $376 442 – 306  – – – –  $542 577 – 440  – – – –  7 – – 21  10 – – 29  12 9 14 17  38 48 39 17  23 26 21 15  11 16 26 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  310 239 92 61 147 42 71  39.3 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 40.0 37.3  558 591 607 578 582 654 446  557 576 577 – 562 693 433  485 520 538 – 510 577 372  – – – – – – –  632 654 673 – 632 739 531  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 – – – – – 8  7 – – – – – 30  18 13 9 11 16 10 32  41 44 50 62 41 21 28  20 26 22 15 29 21 1  11 15 15 10 14 48 –  1 1 3 2 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  421 368 149 93 219 96 53  39.5 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.7 40.0 37.4  751 783 815 800 761 770 530  767 778 783 769 775 821 515  663 693 740 673 692 693 478  – – – – – – –  831 846 913 923 827 843 571  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  5 – – – – – 38  10 5 5 9 5 6 43  22 22 13 20 28 26 19  24 28 34 31 24 14 –  25 28 21 12 33 49 –  11 12 19 15 8 4 –  2 3 5 8 1 1 –  1 1 3 4 – – –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  182 168 82 86  39.8 40.0 40.0 39.9  1,010 1,031 1,074 991  980 988 1,058 961  865 892 920 888  – – – –  1,160 1,174 1,221 1,100  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 – – –  2 1 – 1  6 4 1 6  20 22 22 22  24 26 20 31  13 14 15 14  15 15 13 16  10 11 16 7  3 3 5 1  4 5 9 1  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Accountants, Public Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  31 31 31  40.0 40.0 40.0  529 529 529  510 510 510  510 510 510  – – –  558 558 558  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  13 13 13  87 87 87  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  51 51 51  40.0 40.0 40.0  676 676 676  654 654 654  635 635 635  – – –  692 692 692  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  16 16 16  61 61 61  18 18 18  4 4 4  – – –  2 2 2  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  22 22 22  40.0 40.0 40.0  988 988 988  939 939 939  875 875 875  – – –  1,038 1,038 1,038  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  32 32 32  41 41 41  9 9 9  – – –  9 9 9  – – –  9 9 9  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Attorneys Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  110 52 50 58  38.3 39.2 39.2 37.5  868 1,070 1,074 686  813 – – 708  694 – – 569  – – – –  1,066 – – 813  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  20 – – 38  5 – – 10  11 – – 21  21 10 8 31  16 35 36 –  4 8 8 –  15 33 32 –  4 8 8 –  2 4 4 –  2 4 4 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  88 56 51 32  38.6 39.5 39.5 37.0  1,129 1,319 1,307 796  1,254 – – 669  870 – – 644  – – – –  1,369 – – 1,005  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  19 – – 53  2 – – 6  6 – – 16  5 7 8 –  7 – – 19  6 9 10 –  8 9 8 6  38 59 65 –  6 9 4 –  5 7 6 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  3  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  – – – –  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 and over  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 17  1 – – 17  4 – – 50  1 2 2 –  1 – – 17  13 14 15 –  20 22 23 –  12 13 12 –  23 25 25 –  6 6 7 –  9 10 8 –  – – – –  7 8 8 –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  69 63 60 6  39.4 39.5 39.5 37.5  $1,544 1,594 1,590 1,024  Engineers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  143 131 98 76 12  39.7 40.0 40.0 40.0 36.7  711 724 766 762 563  $687 725 810 – –  $621 623 650 – –  – – – – –  $846 848 864 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  7 5 2 – 33  11 10 3 1 25  34 33 28 36 42  11 12 13 13 –  35 38 51 49 –  2 2 3 1 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  496 475 376 293 99 21  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.1  836 840 877 865 702 741  848 854 927 915 700 786  692 692 725 712 635 631  – – – – – –  971 975 990 990 750 806  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  3 3 4 4 – 10  23 23 16 19 48 19  19 18 13 15 36 43  11 11 10 9 15 29  26 27 34 31 – –  17 17 22 22 – –  1 1 1 1 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  617 602 457 344 145 15  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.0  954 958 986 968 871 775  920 920 997 951 880 775  828 830 846 829 820 676  – – – – – –  1,079 1,081 1,125 1,120 920 876  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – 7  3 2 2 2 1 27  11 10 9 11 14 20  33 33 26 31 54 33  16 16 13 12 25 13  17 17 21 17 6 –  16 16 21 22 1 –  5 5 6 4 – –  1 1 2 1 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  880 852 648 408 204 54 28  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 37.5  1,193 1,202 1,241 1,169 1,078 1,123 919  1,171 1,180 1,256 1,161 1,077 1,118 902  1,040 1,055 1,075 1,029 1,011 1,065 823  – – – – – – –  1,360 1,363 1,395 1,321 1,148 1,149 1,002  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 ( 3) 3 ( ) 1 – – 14  5 4 5 7 4 – 36  11 11 9 14 16 9 25  19 19 13 18 38 24 18  18 18 15 17 29 48 7  12 13 13 15 12 15 –  15 15 20 16 ( 3) 2 –  11 12 15 10 ( 3) 2 –  5 5 7 2 – – –  1 2 2 – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  701 668 522 271 146 27 33  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 38.3  1,455 1,477 1,526 1,452 1,303 1,329 1,003  1,446 1,469 1,538 1,456 1,288 – 931  1,280 1,317 1,363 1,317 1,220 – 931  – – – – – – –  1,635 1,642 1,685 1,624 1,380 – 1,114  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – – 3  1 – – – – – 18  2 ( 3) 1 1 – – 39  3 3 2 3 8 4 9  9 8 8 14 10 22 27  11 12 5 5 34 30 3  16 17 15 18 27 19 –  14 15 15 18 15 7 –  13 13 16 13 3 7 –  13 13 16 14 2 – –  10 11 13 11 2 11 –  4 4 5 1 – – –  2 2 3 1 – – –  1 1 1 1 – – –  Level VI ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  271 265 230 73  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,758 1,774 1,806 1,636  1,744 1,746 1,782 –  1,546 1,556 1,558 –  – – – –  2,019 2,019 2,044 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – –  1 – – –  1 2 ( 3) –  1 2 2 4  5 5 5 12  8 9 8 22  15 15 13 15  13 14 12 16  11 11 12 7  8 8 9 1  7 8 8 5  27 28 31 4 16  Registered Nurses Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  259 216  39.9 39.9  598 589  593 593  580 580  – –  605 603  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  53 61  43 38  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ......................................................  3,762  40.0  756  750  670  –  835  –  –  –  –  ( 3)  2  32  31  24  10  ( 3)  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  See footnotes at end of table.  4  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 and over  Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  2,729 2,718 1,033  40.0 40.0 39.9  $758 758 751  $749 749 759  $664 664 687  – – –  $845 846 801  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – ( 3)  2 2 2  33 33 28  26 26 44  26 26 20  12 12 6  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II specialists .................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  608 376 376 232  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  821 807 807 844  823 804 804 832  756 735 735 786  – – – –  882 879 879 917  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 1 –  10 14 14 4  30 32 32 27  40 39 39 41  16 14 14 19  3 – – 9  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  51 51  39.9 39.9  1,057 1,057  1,054 1,054  989 989  – –  1,140 1,140  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  8 8  – –  18 18  45 45  24 24  – –  – –  6 6  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Buyers/Contracting Specialists Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  117 101 68 62  39.4 39.9 40.0 40.0  580 601 612 596  540 557 – –  485 506 – –  – – – –  638 654 – –  – – – –  – – – –  3 – – –  5 3 3 3  18 18 18 19  44 46 46 48  12 13 10 11  9 10 9 6  3 4 4 2  3 4 6 6  3 3 4 3  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  114 114 98 84  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  838 838 836 804  808 808 808 767  672 672 656 656  – – – –  956 956 952 904  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 4 5 6  24 24 26 30  21 21 18 21  14 14 14 17  21 21 21 17  5 5 3 –  4 4 5 4  4 4 5 4  2 2 2 2  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Computer Programmers Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  111 97 60  39.7 39.9 39.9  573 590 536  544 563 –  498 498 –  – – –  620 625 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 – –  28 27 38  33 34 43  20 23 18  9 10 –  3 3 –  3 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  153 131 55 76  39.5 39.7 40.0 39.5  706 732 791 690  694 714 – –  633 652 – –  – – – –  769 786 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – –  4 – – –  13 8 – 13  34 37 29 43  29 32 31 33  13 15 22 11  3 4 9 –  3 4 9 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Computer Systems Analysts Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  88 74 57 14  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  688 717 687 536  660 – – –  605 – – –  – – – –  747 – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  8 1 2 43  16 11 14 43  36 43 42 –  23 24 26 14  9 11 12 –  2 3 4 –  2 3 – –  2 3 – –  1 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  385 368 127 89 241  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  905 913 953 903 891  892 900 924 898 887  806 808 821 808 806  – – – – –  1,005 1,012 1,064 960 1,000  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) – – – –  7 6 – – 10  17 15 17 17 15  28 29 28 34 29  22 23 24 31 22  17 18 13 15 20  5 6 9 3 4  2 2 5 – 1  1 1 3 – –  1 1 2 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  122 118 83  39.9 39.9 39.9  1,082 1,087 1,029  1,088 1,103 1,016  951 951 922  – – –  1,210 1,211 1,146  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 3 4  12 12 17  22 20 29  14 14 16  23 24 23  18 19 8  6 6 4  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Personnel Specialists Level I .......................................................  61  39.9  427  –  –  –  –  –  25  5  51  16  3  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  –  See footnotes at end of table.  5  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 and over  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  154 132 100 22  39.8 40.0 40.0 38.9  $580 592 568 505  $552 557 550 514  $529 529 529 454  – – – –  $615 627 611 579  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 5  – – – –  15 11 14 41  58 58 61 55  17 20 20 –  5 6 3 –  3 4 2 –  – – – –  1 2 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  189 145 53 92 44  39.5 39.6 40.0 39.3 39.4  777 815 908 762 650  738 789 – 740 667  654 692 – 624 590  – – – – –  887 946 – 822 710  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  3 – – – 14  9 8 2 11 14  23 22 15 26 25  27 23 9 30 41  15 17 17 17 7  12 16 26 10 –  6 8 19 1 –  3 4 11 – –  2 3 – 4 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  88 67 37  39.8 40.0 39.9  989 1,044 950  962 – –  835 – –  – – –  1,106 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  19 3 5  17 18 24  20 27 43  18 21 16  10 13 11  7 7 –  5 6 –  2 3 –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Tax Collectors Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  16 16  35.3 35.3  273 273  257 257  252 252  – –  257 257  6 6  81 81  6 6  – –  6 6  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  9 9  35.6 35.6  337 337  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  89 89  – –  11 11  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  10 10  35.5 35.5  453 453  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  90 90  – –  10 10  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  3 4  Less than 0.5 percent. Workers were distributed as follows: 14 percent at $2,000 and under $2,100 and 3 percent at $2,500 and under $2,600.  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.  6  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 and over  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  144 119 81 25  39.7 39.8 39.7 39.5  $403 410 398 368  $405 412 385 –  $357 363 362 –  – – – –  $457 462 420 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 – – 12  1 – – 8  5 3 5 12  12 12 10 12  17 19 25 4  12 13 16 8  18 16 21 28  7 8 5 4  22 25 17 8  3 3 1 4  – – – –  1 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  66 20  39.5 38.4  465 439  – 422  – 392  – –  – 473  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 –  – –  – –  8 15  9 15  8 20  20 10  20 30  20 –  9 5  5 5  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Drafters Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  106 106 94  38.9 38.9 38.7  425 425 433  445 445 508  320 320 320  – – –  521 521 521  – – –  – – –  – – –  4 4 4  – – –  6 6 6  18 18 18  6 6 6  10 10 2  – – –  5 5 5  2 2 2  4 4 4  45 45 50  – – –  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  210 202 55 147 8  39.6 39.6 40.0 39.5 38.1  506 513 486 524 328  520 520 – 536 –  442 462 – 480 –  – – – – –  560 560 – 560 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 – – – 25  ( 3) – – – 13  1 ( 3) – 1 13  – – – – –  5 4 9 3 13  3 2 5 1 38  9 9 13 7 –  8 8 16 5 –  13 14 13 14 –  29 30 15 36 –  19 19 24 18 –  10 11 5 13 –  2 2 – 3 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III: Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  200 77 54 10  40.0 40.0 40.0 38.0  653 613 590 432  639 – – –  571 – – –  – – – –  755 – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – 30  – – – 10  ( 3) 1 2 40  8 9 13 20  7 5 6 –  22 38 41 –  33 36 35 –  10 6 2 –  14 1 2 –  3 3 – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  78 78  40.0 40.0  720 720  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 3  14 14  47 47  9 9  10 10  13 13  4 4  – –  Engineering Technicians Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  158 150 89  39.8 40.0 40.0  644 654 595  676 681 588  529 563 488  – – –  744 749 690  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  8 7 11  3 – –  13 13 22  4 3 6  10 11 13  23 24 26  25 27 17  14 15 4  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  207 207 98 64 109  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  829 829 806 759 850  810 810 786 – 831  740 740 682 – 770  – – – – –  930 930 946 – 908  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  3 3 6 9 –  13 13 20 28 6  27 27 31 36 24  29 29 14 6 42  16 16 15 13 17  9 9 11 8 7  3 3 2 – 4  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............  133 133 60 73  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  991 991 1,063 931  969 969 – –  880 880 – –  – – – –  1,144 1,144 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 – 4  6 6 8 4  20 20 10 29  28 28 13 40  15 15 10 19  29 29 58 4  4  Engineering Technicians, Civil Level II: State and local government ..................  7  40.0  332  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  14  29  –  –  29  29  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III .....................................................  64  40.0  430  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  8  17  22  23  16  2  2  –  6  5  –  –  –  –  See footnotes at end of table.  7  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 and over  State and local government ..................  20  40.0  $421  $442  $378  –  $442  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  5  15  10  10  50  5  5  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level IV: State and local government ..................  35  40.0  483  506  469  –  506  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  9  3  –  6  14  69  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Licensed Practical Nurses Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  525 498 498 27  39.9 40.0 40.0 37.6  397 400 400 354  383 386 386 355  364 368 368 345  – – – –  430 430 430 358  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – 4  – – – –  13 11 11 41  24 22 22 44  24 25 25 4  15 15 15 4  8 8 8 4  15 16 16 –  2 2 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,510 1,123 1,122 387  39.9 40.0 40.0 39.6  463 463 463 462  458 454 454 466  417 416 416 421  – – – –  501 502 502 495  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – 1  ( 3) ( 3) – 2  3 2 2 3  8 8 8 10  16 19 19 11  14 14 14 14  32 31 31 36  17 18 18 15  8 8 8 9  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  131 95  40.0 40.0  502 491  512 512  485 471  – –  518 518  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  2 2  4 5  4 5  1 1  21 20  59 64  9 –  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Nursing Assistants Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,525 1,469 1,469 56  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  196 195 195 204  188 188 188 177  174 176 176 170  – – – –  204 204 204 240  25 25 25 34  46 47 47 25  12 13 13 –  11 11 11 21  3 2 2 20  1 1 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  2,332 1,933 1,933 399  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  218 211 211 248  202 191 191 246  180 176 176 221  – – – –  254 245 245 281  17 21 21 –  30 35 35 6  16 14 14 25  10 7 7 23  11 9 9 19  14 11 11 27  2 3 3 1  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  121 97  40.0 40.0  303 302  306 306  260 276  – –  337 334  – –  – –  2 2  7 8  23 14  11 12  26 33  19 24  8 4  2 2  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters .................................................. State and local government ..................  422 418  52.8 53.0  423 421  422 422  392 392  – –  460 460  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 4  – –  – –  6 6  1 1  34 34  7 7  17 17  25 25  4 4  1 1  2 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Police Officers Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  1,964 1,908  41.4 41.5  413 414  384 385  359 360  – –  472 472  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  3 2  11 11  31 31  5 5  11 11  5 6  20 21  9 9  1 1  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  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 4  Less than 0.5 percent. Workers were distributed as follows: 38 percent at $1,100 and under $1,200 and 20 percent at $1,200 and under $1,300.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  8  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995  Occupation and level  Clerks, Accounting Level I .......................................................  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  63  38.5  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  $273  Median  –  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  –  –  –  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  –  6  17  6  14  41  2  –  2  11  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  3  3  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  1,068 874 215 180 659 105 194  39.7 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 40.0 39.0  341 349 349 347 348 370 310  $333 340 340 340 336 368 312  $300 308 320 320 300 320 258  – – – – – – –  $380 385 388 383 385 409 359  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 1 – – 1 – 3  4 2 1 1 2 – 18  5 3 1 1 3 2 15  12 13 7 8 14 13 9  21 22 16 16 24 27 14  16 17 33 35 12 7 12  14 14 11 9 15 14 12  10 10 12 13 9 1 13  12 14 17 16 13 22 2  2 2 1 1 3 4 2  2 3 ( 3) 1 3 10 –  ( ) ( 3) – – ( 3) – –  ( ) ( 3) – – 1 – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  467 339 86 53 253 61 128  39.9 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.9 40.0 39.9  407 419 433 428 414 443 373  404 410 426 – 410 410 384  359 368 390 – 360 384 323  – – – – – – –  442 462 469 – 444 511 414  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 – – – – – 3  6 2 – – 3 – 15  7 6 1 2 8 – 10  8 7 3 6 9 – 9  10 10 10 9 10 – 12  11 12 16 11 10 34 9  35 34 30 40 36 30 38  10 12 24 21 8 7 2  6 8 12 8 7 25 2  6 7 2 4 9 5 2  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  110 77  39.9 40.0  453 412  465 418  382 368  – –  473 473  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  9 13  3 4  13 18  5 6  15 19  35 39  6 –  10 –  3 –  – –  1 –  – –  1 –  – –  – –  Clerks, General Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  227 181  37.1 36.5  209 196  181 168  160 160  – –  245 210  48 60  5 6  16 11  7 6  2 2  7 2  12 13  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  629 232 84 77 148 397  39.0 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 38.4  272 302 311 302 296 255  260 288 290 – 283 232  225 260 280 – 258 216  – – – – – –  321 340 346 – 338 306  1 ( 3) – – 1 2  7 2 – – 3 10  23 3 – – 4 35  12 10 10 9 10 13  13 21 7 8 29 9  14 28 40 44 22 6  6 9 14 16 6 5  13 8 11 12 7 16  4 3 2 3 3 5  2 6 7 6 5 –  3 7 6 3 7 –  1 2 1 – 3 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  826 330 178 89 152 496  39.2 39.5 40.0 40.0 38.8 39.0  362 450 458 460 442 303  356 459 457 485 468 296  277 383 422 383 332 250  – – – – – –  422 521 512 529 521 361  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  13 – – – – 22  11 – – – – 19  7 1 2 4 – 10  5 4 1 – 7 6  10 12 2 4 22 9  21 4 4 8 3 32  5 8 8 12 8 2  8 19 29 8 7 –  6 16 25 22 5 –  13 32 22 36 45 –  2 4 4 4 3 –  ( 3) 1 2 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  295 172 98 74 123  39.8 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.4  451 539 579 487 329  441 544 578 – 324  336 473 518 – 285  – – – – –  560 584 633 – 386  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) – – – 1  2 – – – 5  5 1 – 3 11  6 – – – 15  8 – – – 19  5 1 – 3 11  3 1 1 – 7  16 5 1 9 31  5 7 4 11 2  11 18 10 28 –  11 19 21 16 –  15 26 22 30 –  7 12 20 – –  2 3 5 – –  3 6 10 – –  1 2 4 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Clerks, Order Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  86 86 55  40.0 40.0 40.0  292 292 290  292 292 –  260 260 –  – – –  330 330 –  – – –  – – –  9 9 –  8 8 5  19 19 29  23 23 36  14 14 5  20 20 24  5 5 –  – – –  – – –  2 2 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  9  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  Key Entry Operators Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  241 201 188 40  39.2 39.7 39.7 36.6  $282 292 292 235  $280 280 280 210  $239 240 240 192  – – – –  $309 317 317 272  ( 3) – – 2  6 – – 35  8 5 5 20  18 21 21 5  15 14 15 15  16 17 18 7  19 21 20 7  9 9 9 5  4 4 5 2  1 1 2 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  4 5 5 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  185 81 62 104  39.0 39.6 39.5 38.4  325 375 386 286  346 346 – 271  268 346 – 244  – – – –  361 409 – 357  – – – –  2 – – 4  3 – – 6  10 – – 17  15 – – 26  10 7 10 13  8 14 5 4  17 35 37 4  21 19 16 23  2 – – 4  2 5 5 –  7 16 21 –  2 5 6 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Secretaries Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  506 332 100 73 232 174  39.6 39.5 40.0 40.0 39.3 39.7  347 361 372 346 357 319  346 352 357 – 349 323  300 324 321 – 329 271  – – – – – –  383 390 404 – 385 361  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  5 – – – – 15  5 1 – – 1 11  11 9 9 12 9 16  13 15 19 26 13 9  19 24 12 14 29 10  15 12 20 27 9 20  17 17 14 10 19 17  10 14 14 8 14 2  3 5 5 1 4 1  1 2 5 1 ( 3) –  1 1 2 – ( 3) –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  905 552 193 119 359 48 353  39.8 39.9 40.0 40.0 39.8 40.0 39.8  415 455 480 470 441 438 353  413 458 481 464 437 431 350  362 404 445 440 398 390 308  – – – – – – –  471 493 505 500 481 481 413  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  2 – – – – – 6  6 – – – – – 16  6 ( 3) – – 1 – 16  7 4 3 4 4 – 12  6 4 – – 6 – 10  10 11 4 7 15 40 7  28 27 20 23 30 15 30  20 32 38 39 28 42 2  11 18 28 23 12 2 ( 3)  2 3 3 1 3 2 –  1 2 3 1 2 – –  ( 3) 1 2 3 – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  943 656 160 106 496 93 287  39.6 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.7 40.0 39.0  500 537 580 552 523 538 415  496 533 580 542 518 538 421  434 476 520 504 463 443 364  – – – – – – –  565 595 644 606 577 615 473  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – – ( 3)  ( 3) – – – – – 1  2 – – – – – 6  3 ( 3) – – ( 3) – 9  5 ( 3) – – ( 3) – 17  4 2 2 3 2 – 9  17 15 7 11 18 28 22  19 15 3 5 19 11 30  19 26 29 37 25 15 3  13 17 17 13 17 17 2  11 15 20 18 14 23 –  4 5 13 9 3 4 –  1 2 4 2 1 1 –  1 2 4 2 1 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  202 136 63 73 66  39.8 39.7 40.0 39.4 40.0  604 656 712 608 496  560 643 – – 518  527 550 – – 449  – – – – –  678 749 – – 542  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  2 – – – 6  8 3 2 4 20  10 4 3 5 21  28 18 16 19 48  10 13 6 18 5  10 15 5 25 –  10 15 16 15 –  4 7 2 11 –  5 7 14 1 –  7 10 21 1 –  2 4 8 – –  2 4 8 – –  Switchboard Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  439 424 95 70 329 58 15  39.8 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.7 40.0 39.3  302 302 311 308 299 304 305  287 282 290 – 280 287 308  260 260 270 – 260 260 301  – – – – – – –  346 346 346 – 348 375 315  – – – – – – –  1 1 – – 1 – –  5 6 2 1 7 – –  7 6 3 1 7 – 13  26 27 24 29 28 33 7  20 21 22 26 20 36 –  12 9 17 19 7 5 73  7 7 14 4 5 – –  8 8 7 9 9 – –  8 8 5 6 9 24 –  5 5 – – 6 2 7  1 1 2 3 ( 3) – –  1 1 3 3 1 – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  Word Processors Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  204 186  36.6 36.3  267 259  257 250  238 238  – –  284 277  – –  – –  4 4  33 36  29 32  21 22  5 3  3 1  2 2  3 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  See footnotes at end of table.  10  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  203 52 151  38.3 40.0 37.7  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $366 524 311  $313 – 298  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  $291 – 290  – – –  $386 – 329  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 – 2  8 – 11  28 – 38  17 – 23  6 – 9  1 4 1  15 6 18  8 33 –  3 12 –  4 15 –  – – –  – – –  4 15 –  4 15 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  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-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  5.00 and under 5.50  5.50 6.00  6.00 6.50  6.50 7.00  7.00 7.50  7.50 8.00  8.00 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 9.50  9.50 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 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  General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  595 351 52 52 299 244  $8.58 8.84 7.89 7.89 9.01 8.21  $8.17 8.75 – – 8.95 7.86  $7.16 7.16 – – 7.50 6.95  – – – – – –  $9.85 10.39 – – 10.50 9.31  1 1 – – 1 2  2 3 10 10 2 1  1 2 – – 2 –  18 15 15 15 14 23  11 8 31 31 4 14  13 14 – – 16 11  9 5 10 10 4 15  7 7 10 10 6 7  9 12 13 13 12 3  6 4 2 2 5 8  13 13 8 8 14 13  5 7 – – 8 1  6 8 – – 10 2  1 2 2 2 2 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  342 263 200 194 63 79  15.74 17.03 17.91 18.06 14.25 11.45  15.03 16.99 20.12 20.12 – 10.38  12.91 13.65 14.68 14.68 – 9.32  – – – – – –  20.12 20.16 20.53 20.53 – 14.41  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 – – – – 3  1 – – – – 6  – – – – – –  3 – – – – 11  2 – – – – 8  1 – – – – 6  6 2 ( ) 1 5 20  4 2 – – 6 10  11 12 8 5 24 9  8 11 7 7 24 –  13 14 12 12 22 8  4 3 3 4 – 8  10 10 13 13 – 11  – – – – – –  1 2 2 2 2 –  3 3 – – 14 –  32 42 54 56 2 –  ( 2) ( 2) – – 2 –  Maintenance Electronics Technicians Level II: State and local government ..................  22  11.67  11.57  9.03  –  13.12  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  23  5  5  14  14  14  9  –  5  14  –  –  –  –  –  Maintenance Machinists ............................ Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  174 169 160 94  17.83 18.09 18.39 17.78  19.25 19.25 19.25 20.20  14.85 18.45 19.25 13.67  – – – –  20.20 20.20 20.20 20.20  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 – – –  – – – –  1 – – –  – – – –  2 2 1 1  10 10 9 15  6 6 6 11  5 5 3 5  1 1 1 2  – – – –  – – – –  3 4 4 6  38 39 41 –  32 33 35 60  – – – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  606 587 525 486 62  15.73 15.79 16.10 16.25 13.22  14.97 15.00 15.31 18.45 –  12.00 12.00 12.25 12.00 –  – – – – –  20.12 20.12 20.12 20.12 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 2 2 2 –  4 4 4 4 5  1 1 2 2 –  9 8 8 8 10  9 9 5 5 44  11 11 11 11 10  7 7 7 5 10  8 8 9 10 –  5 5 5 1 2  2 2 1 1 5  ( 2) – – – –  1 1 2 2 –  ( 2) ( 2) – – 3  40 42 45 49 11  ( 2) ( 2) – – 2  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  499 371 70 65 301 227 128  13.05 14.13 15.03 15.19 13.92 14.35 9.91  13.00 14.31 – – 13.75 14.80 9.68  10.78 12.50 – – 12.50 13.00 8.28  – – – – – – –  14.86 14.86 – – 14.86 15.00 11.31  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  – – – – – – –  1 – – – – – 2  2 – – – – – 9  4 – – – – – 16  3 – – – – – 11  2 ( 2) 1 – – – 9  2 1 – – 1 – 7  12 9 7 8 10 10 19  10 7 1 – 8 10 20  12 15 6 6 17 2 2  12 15 17 18 15 15 2  22 28 30 28 28 37 2  8 11 10 11 11 11 –  2 2 13 14 – – 2  3 4 – – 4 6 –  – – – – – – –  4 5 – – 6 8 –  2 3 14 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  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.  12  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of— 4.25 and under 4.50  4.50 4.75  4.75 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  – $11.35 – 11.35 – 12.33 – 12.33 – 10.96  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 2 2 –  5 5 13 13 –  2 2 3 3 2  8 8 9 9 7  3 3 4 3 2  – – – – –  3 3 2 2 4  5 5 1 1 7  7 7 14 14 3  24 24 13 13 31  15 15 2 2 23  6 6 2 2 8  7 7 19 19 –  9 9 13 13 7  3 3 4 4 2  2 2 – – 2  2 2 – – 2  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  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 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00  Forklift Operators ....................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  710 710 257 254 453  $9.80 9.80 9.37 9.40 10.04  $9.50 9.50 9.25 9.25 9.58  $8.40 8.40 6.25 6.25 9.00  Guards Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  3,274 2,983 136 130 2,847 291  5.66 5.54 7.74 7.58 5.44 6.93  5.00 5.00 7.92 7.47 5.00 6.70  4.50 4.35 5.55 5.55 4.35 6.30  – – – – – –  6.45 6.00 8.35 7.92 6.00 7.25  25 27 – – 28 –  8 9 – – 9 1  4 5 – – 5 ( 2)  22 23 21 22 23 8  8 8 14 15 8 10  8 7 10 10 7 18  4 2 – – 2 28  6 5 5 5 5 10  6 5 25 26 4 8  5 5 7 8 5 5  2 2 4 4 2 1  2 1 – – 1 11  ( 2) ( 2) 4 1 ( 2) –  ( 2) ( 2) 4 3 – –  ( 2) ( 2) 3 3 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) 4 4 – –  Janitors ........................................................ Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  4,389 3,432 92 86 3,340 957  5.24 5.04 6.12 6.03 5.01 5.96  4.75 4.60 5.35 5.25 4.55 6.04  4.25 4.25 4.82 4.82 4.25 5.03  – – – – – –  5.96 5.50 6.50 5.50 5.44 6.55  38 45 14 15 46 15  9 10 2 2 10 5  7 8 12 13 8 5  12 12 26 28 12 12  9 8 17 19 7 13  8 4 2 2 5 21  10 7 8 5 7 19  2 2 1 1 2 1  2 2 2 1 2 1  1 1 – – 1 3  ( 2) ( 2) 4 2 2 ( ) –  1 ( 2) 2 2 2 ( ) 4  ( 2) ( 2) – – ( 2) ( 2)  – – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) 9 9 – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Order Fillers ................................................ Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  691 691 109 109 582  7.78 7.78 5.97 5.97 8.12  7.50 7.50 5.75 5.75 7.50  6.35 6.35 5.00 5.00 6.80  – – – – –  8.61 8.61 6.50 6.50 9.25  – – – – –  2 2 11 11 –  – – – – –  5 5 20 20 2  5 5 27 27 2  17 17 15 15 17  6 6 10 10 5  13 13 3 3 15  14 14 5 5 15  12 12 6 6 14  2 2 – – 3  4 4 5 5 4  16 16 – – 19  3 3 – – 4  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Shipping/Receiving Clerks ........................ Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  335 323 75 66  8.68 8.70 7.80 7.86  8.00 8.00 – –  6.51 6.60 – –  – – – –  10.15 10.15 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 – –  3 2 – –  10 11 13 12  14 15 19 21  4 5 16 14  16 16 9 8  8 9 12 11  2 2 4 5  12 13 19 21  15 14 7 8  2 2 – –  3 3 1 2  4 4 – –  3 3 – –  2 2 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Truckdrivers Light Truck ................................................ Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  122 118 102  6.90 6.91 6.97  7.10 7.10 7.10  6.00 6.00 6.13  – – –  7.45 7.45 7.45  – – –  – – –  1 – –  14 14 15  2 2 2  11 12 9  6 4 4  44 46 46  7 7 8  7 7 8  8 8 9  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Medium Truck ........................................... Private industry: Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  604  12.63  11.00  8.40  –  18.87  –  –  –  –  –  9  5  4  1  7  6  9  7  3  3  11  2  –  –  –  33  –  –  424 51  14.60 9.38  13.40 9.83  9.85 8.85  – –  18.87 9.83  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  1 6  1 2  1 4  9 12  8 2  6 65  2 8  4 –  4 –  15 2  2 –  – –  – –  – –  47 –  – –  – –  Heavy Truck ............................................. Private industry .....................................  339 334  8.91 8.91  9.05 9.05  8.86 8.86  – –  9.62 9.60  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  16 15  ( 2) –  7 7  7 7  66 67  2 2  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Tractor Trailer ........................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  903 903 62 57 841 228  12.21 12.21 11.08 10.75 12.30 16.89  11.05 11.05 – – 11.05 18.97  10.55 10.55 – – 10.55 14.00  – – – – – –  14.00 14.00 – – 14.00 18.97  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) – – ( 2) –  1 1 – – 1 –  – – – – – –  1 1 – – 1 –  2 2 10 11 2 –  7 7 8 9 7 –  10 10 27 28 8 –  10 10 2 2 11 2  41 41 19 21 42 –  2 2 13 14 1 –  1 1 13 14 ( 2) –  10 10 2 2 10 38  1 1 3 – 1 4  – – – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) 3 – – –  11 11 – – 12 45  3 3 – – 3 12  – – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  13  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Warehouse Specialists .............................. Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  Number of workers  447 344 146 142 198 103  Mean  Median  $10.13 11.01 13.17 13.33 9.42 7.17  $8.70 9.71 12.59 12.59 8.57 7.23  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  $7.40 7.61 10.35 10.35 7.40 6.26  – $12.59 – 13.50 – 15.81 – 15.81 – 11.95 – 7.89  4.25 and under 4.50  4.50 4.75  4.75 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  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 2) – – – – 1  3 – – – – 13  2 – – – – 8  4 1 3 3 1 14  4 2 3 3 2 10  14 14 1 – 23 17  12 9 2 1 14 23  6 7 3 4 9 4  5 7 2 1 10 1  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  2  9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00  10 12 10 10 13 4  6 7 16 16 – 6  4 4 4 4 5 1  6 7 13 13 3 –  9 12 – – 20 –  6 7 17 18 – –  1 2 4 4 – –  1 1 2 2 – –  – – – – – –  2 3 7 7 – –  2 2 5 6 – –  3 3 8 8 – –  Less than 0.5 percent.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  14  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 and over  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  100 52  38.7 38.0  $420 380  $407 354  $347 306  – –  $480 440  – –  11 21  15 29  16 17  38 17  19 15  1 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  136 70 50 66  38.4 39.5 39.4 37.2  532 617 583 441  535 – – 427  432 – – 364  – – – –  616 – – 520  – – – –  – – – –  4 – – 9  15 – – 32  21 11 16 30  31 34 42 27  17 31 30 2  10 19 12 –  1 3 – –  1 1 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  173 124 50 74 49  39.1 39.9 40.0 39.8 37.1  720 794 852 754 534  715 779 – – 515  577 696 – – 478  – – – – –  830 899 – – 574  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  10 – – – 37  19 10 6 12 43  18 17 10 22 20  19 27 28 26 –  16 22 12 28 –  12 16 26 9 –  5 6 12 3 –  1 2 4 – –  1 1 2 – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  95 81  39.6 39.9  1,030 1,078  1,033 1,090  858 913  – –  1,196 1,218  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  4 –  3 1  8 4  15 17  17 19  8 10  21 22  14 16  1 1  8 10  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Attorneys Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  64 58  37.7 37.5  721 686  – 708  – 569  – –  – 813  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  34 38  9 10  19 21  30 31  3 –  – –  2 –  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III: State and local government ..................  25  36.4  712  660  644  –  763  –  –  –  –  –  –  68  8  20  –  4  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level IV: State and local government ..................  6  37.5  1,024  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  17  17  50  –  17  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Engineers Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  80 70 67 62 10  39.6 40.0 40.0 40.0 37.0  764 790 792 786 580  800 – – – –  650 – – – –  – – – – –  875 – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  2 – – – 20  5 1 1 2 30  26 23 24 26 50  15 17 13 13 –  47 54 57 58 –  4 4 4 2 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  270 253 245 214 17  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 38.8  915 924 929 923 769  959 962 962 962 786  847 871 890 864 748  – – – – –  1,006 1,010 1,014 1,010 806  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  5 4 4 5 12  2 2 2 2 –  13 11 9 10 53  14 13 12 11 35  37 40 41 40 –  27 29 30 30 –  1 1 1 1 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  288 273 265 231 15  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.0  1,007 1,020 1,024 1,020 775  1,033 1,052 1,056 1,058 775  878 900 902 893 676  – – – – –  1,144 1,144 1,150 1,150 876  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) 7  4 3 3 3 27  7 7 7 7 20  16 15 14 16 33  15 15 14 13 13  22 23 23 22 –  27 29 29 32 –  7 7 8 6 –  1 1 2 1 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  449 423 397  39.8 40.0 40.0  1,245 1,265 1,275  1,279 1,300 1,317  1,090 1,130 1,148  – – –  1,396 1,404 1,404  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 ( 3) 1  6 4 4  6 5 5  13 12 11  14 14 13  13 13 14  23 24 26  17 18 19  6 7 7  1 1 1  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3)  – – –  – – –  – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  15  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of— 200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 and over  – $1,378 – 1,008  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 8  5 38  7 27  14 19  14 8  16 –  24 –  15 –  4 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – – 1 1 1 1 –  Middle range  Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  251 26  40.0 37.3  $1,226 932  $1,248 936  $1,071 854  Level V ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  389 358 340 179 31  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 38.2  1,510 1,554 1,570 1,510 1,003  1,558 1,578 1,594 1,548 931  1,373 1,427 1,467 1,363 902  – – – – –  1,692 1,712 1,714 1,692 1,141  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) – – – 3  2 – – – 19  4 1 1 2 35  3 3 2 4 10  7 5 4 7 29  6 6 5 7 3  6 7 6 9 –  13 14 14 16 –  18 19 20 15 –  19 20 21 20 –  15 16 17 17 –  5 5 6 2 –  3 3 3 1 –  Level VI ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  128 122 116  40.0 40.0 40.0  1,868 1,909 1,929  1,956 1,981 2,014  1,676 1,698 1,751  – – –  2,110 2,115 2,126  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 – –  3 – –  – – –  2 2 3  7 7 8  2 2 –  3 3 1  11 11 11  5 5 5  7 7 8  12 12 13  Registered Nurses Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  217 215  39.9 39.9  589 589  593 593  580 580  – –  603 603  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  60 61  38 38  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  3,084 2,081 2,074 1,003  40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9  757 759 759 752  749 746 747 760  666 648 648 687  – – – –  838 859 859 802  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – ( 3)  2 2 2 1  32 35 35 27  31 24 24 45  24 25 25 20  10 13 13 6  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II specialists .................................... State and local government ..................  490 186  40.0 40.0  832 866  832 840  770 815  – –  895 938  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  11 3  22 16  42 47  20 24  4 11  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  44 44  39.9 39.9  1,062 1,062  1,054 1,054  989 989  – –  1,140 1,140  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  9 9  – –  18 18  43 43  23 23  – –  – –  7 7  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Buyers/Contracting Specialists Level II ......................................................  60  39.0  551  –  –  –  –  –  –  7  10  15  38  15  10  3  –  2  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  70 70 67 61  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  859 859 864 840  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  7 7 7 8  14 14 13 15  23 23 21 23  19 19 19 21  20 20 21 23  4 4 4 –  4 4 4 2  6 6 6 5  3 3 3 3  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Computer Programmers Level III ..................................................... Private industry .....................................  90 70  39.1 39.4  713 758  717 –  635 –  – –  781 –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  4 –  16 6  21 23  37 44  16 20  2 3  3 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Computer Systems Analysts Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  62 14  40.0 40.0  681 536  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  10 43  19 43  32 –  24 14  8 –  – –  2 –  3 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  257 240 163  39.8 40.0 40.0  931 945 918  935 945 937  818 827 819  – – –  1,027 1,034 1,011  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  ( 3) – –  5 4 6  14 11 12  24 25 26  25 27 28  19 20 22  7 8 6  2 2 1  2 2 –  1 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  88 84 65  39.8 39.9 39.9  1,097 1,104 1,057  1,108 1,120 –  961 965 –  – – –  1,230 1,230 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  16 15 20  17 14 18  14 14 17  24 25 29  19 20 11  8 8 5  2 2 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  47 49 52  4  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  See footnotes at end of table.  16  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  200 and under 250  250 300  300 350  350 400  400 500  500 600  600 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 and over  Personnel Specialists Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  78 57 21  39.7 40.0 38.8  $592 626 501  – – $514  – – $454  – – –  – – $564  – – –  – – –  1 – 5  – – –  21 12 43  47 46 52  14 19 –  8 11 –  6 9 –  – – –  3 4 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  115 77 38  39.7 39.8 39.3  757 796 679  710 – 710  625 – 625  – – –  854 – 710  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 – 3  14 14 13  24 22 29  29 19 47  12 14 8  10 16 –  6 9 –  3 5 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level IV .....................................................  52  39.7  991  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  25  21  10  15  10  8  6  4  2  –  –  –  –  –  Tax Collectors Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  16 16  35.3 35.3  273 273  257 257  252 252  – –  257 257  6 6  81 81  6 6  – –  6 6  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  9 9  35.6 35.6  337 337  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  89 89  – –  11 11  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  10 10  35.5 35.5  453 453  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  90 90  – –  10 10  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  3  Less than 0.5 percent. Workers were distributed as follows: 23 percent at $2,000 and under $2,100; 16 percent at $2,100 and under $2,200; 9 percent at $2,200 and under $2,300; 3 percent at $2,300 and under $2,400; and 2 percent at $2,400 and under $2,500. 4  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-7. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  88 63 25  39.6 39.6 39.5  $400 412 368  $411 – –  $356 – –  – – –  $442 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 – 12  2 – 8  5 2 12  9 8 12  19 25 4  7 6 8  25 24 28  9 11 4  16 19 8  5 5 4  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  62 20  39.5 38.4  461 439  – 422  – 392  – –  – 473  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 –  – –  – –  8 15  10 15  8 20  21 10  21 30  15 –  10 5  3 5  2 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Drafters Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  67 60 7  38.7 38.8 38.6  514 537 324  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  3 – 29  1 – 14  1 – 14  – – –  1 2 –  4 – 43  1 2 –  6 7 –  7 8 –  48 53 –  19 22 –  4 5 –  1 2 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  53 6  39.6 36.7  597 408  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  6 50  2 17  6 33  13 –  6 –  15 –  23 –  19 –  6 –  2 –  4 –  – –  Engineering Technicians Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries ..............  72 72 72  40.0 40.0 40.0  815 815 815  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  8 8 8  7 7 7  11 11 11  24 24 24  17 17 17  21 21 21  13 13 13  Engineering Technicians, Civil Level II: State and local government ..................  7  40.0  332  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  14  29  –  –  29  29  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III: State and local government ..................  20  40.0  421  442  378  –  442  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  5  15  10  10  50  5  5  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level IV: State and local government ..................  –  –  –  9  3  –  6  14  69  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  35  40.0  483  506  469  –  506  –  –  –  –  –  Licensed Practical Nurses Level I: State and local government ..................  25  37.4  355  355  346  –  358  –  –  –  –  –  4  –  40  44  4  4  4  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  757 429 429 328  39.8 40.0 40.0 39.5  475 481 481 467  478 490 490 467  431 438 438 423  – – – –  520 528 528 505  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – 1  ( 3) – – 1  2 2 2 2  10 10 10 10  11 11 11 12  10 9 9 11  28 22 22 36  25 31 31 17  12 14 14 10  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III: State and local government ..................  94  40.0  490  512  471  –  518  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  1  2  5  5  1  20  65  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Nursing Assistants Level I: State and local government ..................  56  40.0  204  177  170  –  240  34  25  –  21  20  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  281 281 281  3  2 3 3  3  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  857 467 467  40.0 40.0 40.0  255 260 260  259 269 269  229 240 240  – – –  ( ) 1 1  3 – –  20 16 16  19 16 16  See footnotes at end of table.  18  25 31 31  30 33 33  ( ) ( 3) ( 3)  Table A-7. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of— 150 and under 175  Middle range  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  State and local government ..................  390  40.0  $249  $247  $221  –  $281  –  6  25  22  19  28  1  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government ..................  97 82  40.0 40.0  293 299  306 306  256 274  – –  320 327  – –  – –  2 2  6 7  28 16  9 10  32 38  23 27  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters: State and local government ..................  382  53.0  428  433  392  –  460  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  5  1  36  7  19  28  4  ( 3)  1  –  –  –  –  –  Police Officers Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  1,646 1,601  41.7 41.7  421 424  417 422  360 360  – –  484 484  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  1 1  4 3  37 37  5 5  12 12  6 7  23 23  10 10  1 1  ( 3) ( 3)  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.  19  Table A-8. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  Clerks, Accounting Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  346 171 147 175  39.4 39.9 39.9 38.9  $332 355 353 308  $330 346 346 303  $290 320 320 257  – – – –  $374 387 386 359  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 3  10 – – 19  8 2 2 15  7 5 5 10  19 23 24 15  17 23 25 11  13 16 14 9  14 14 14 15  7 12 12 2  2 3 3 2  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  209 128 114 81  39.8 39.8 39.8 39.9  383 399 392 358  373 390 368 345  323 335 328 310  – – – –  424 441 433 413  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 4  11 6 7 20  14 14 15 14  11 10 11 14  13 16 18 7  6 5 5 9  29 27 26 32  5 7 4 1  7 11 9 –  2 4 4 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... State and local government ..................  90 74  39.9 40.0  441 414  458 419  371 369  – –  473 473  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  9 11  3 4  16 19  6 7  16 19  37 41  4 –  7 –  2 –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  – –  – –  Clerks, General Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  181 178  36.6 36.5  196 196  168 164  160 160  – –  210 210  60 61  5 5  12 11  6 6  2 2  2 2  13 13  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  485 93 392  38.7 40.0 38.4  263 299 255  244 290 233  216 256 216  – – –  313 324 305  2 1 2  9 1 10  29 6 35  12 6 13  12 23 9  11 30 6  6 9 5  13 5 15  5 2 5  2 9 –  1 5 –  ( 3) 1 –  ( 3) 1 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. State and local government ..................  666 199 115 467  39.1 39.4 40.0 39.0  353 478 484 300  350 490 487 293  262 437 452 250  – – – –  412 521 531 361  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  16 – – 23  14 – – 20  8 2 3 11  4 – – 6  8 4 – 9  21 4 2 28  3 5 2 3  4 14 15 –  7 24 37 –  13 44 34 –  1 4 5 –  ( 3) 2 3 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. State and local government ..................  278 157 93 121  39.8 40.0 40.0 39.4  451 545 584 329  420 554 579 324  332 486 519 290  – – – –  565 595 633 386  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – 1  2 – – 4  6 1 – 12  6 – – 15  8 – – 19  5 1 – 10  3 1 1 7  17 5 1 31  4 6 4 2  8 15 6 –  11 19 23 –  15 27 23 –  7 13 22 –  2 3 5 –  4 6 11 –  1 3 4 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Key Entry Operators Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  97 57 51 40  38.3 39.5 39.5 36.6  290 329 338 235  275 – – 210  220 – – 192  – – – –  318 – – 272  1 – – 2  14 – – 35  11 5 4 20  5 5 – 5  19 21 24 15  10 12 14 7  14 19 18 7  6 7 8 5  5 7 8 2  2 4 4 –  1 2 2 –  10 18 20 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  118 104  38.6 38.4  301 286  278 271  250 244  – –  361 357  – –  3 4  5 6  15 17  23 26  12 13  5 4  4 4  24 23  3 4  1 –  1 –  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Secretaries Level I ....................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  315 149 108 166  39.8 40.0 40.0 39.7  348 378 376 320  353 378 378 323  293 331 340 271  – – – –  392 400 400 361  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  8 – – 14  7 2 3 12  13 9 6 16  8 7 6 8  14 20 19 8  14 6 6 20  21 26 31 17  8 15 19 2  4 9 8 1  2 4 1 –  1 2 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............  640 303 117 99 186  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  397 443 480 477 420  406 440 473 472 417  342 404 444 441 385  – – – – –  441 473 504 504 453  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  3 – – – –  8 – – – –  9 1 – – 1  8 3 – – 5  8 6 – – 9  10 14 7 8 18  32 33 21 23 40  15 29 41 39 22  5 11 25 24 3  ( 3) 1 2 1 –  1 2 2 1 2  ( 3) 1 3 3 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  See footnotes at end of table.  20  Table A-8. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  State and local government ..................  337  39.8  $355  $352  $310  –  $413  –  –  –  –  5  15  16  12  11  7  31  2  ( 3)  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  715 447 105 75 342 268  39.5 39.8 40.0 40.0 39.7 38.9  488 532 579 559 518 414  476 519 594 – 511 423  424 475 504 – 469 364  – – – – – –  544 591 650 – 563 473  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) – – – – ( 3)  ( 3) – – – – 1  2 – – – – 6  3 – – – – 9  7 ( 3) – – 1 17  6 3 3 4 3 10  17 14 10 15 15 22  23 18 5 7 22 31  18 28 24 24 29 2  10 15 10 9 16 2  8 12 22 23 9 –  4 6 18 13 2 –  1 2 6 3 1 –  1 1 2 3 1 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  153 87 50 66  39.7 39.5 39.2 40.0  577 638 607 496  542 641 – 518  500 538 – 449  – – – –  663 727 – 542  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  3 – – 6  11 5 6 20  13 7 8 21  31 18 22 48  8 11 12 5  7 13 18 –  10 18 16 –  5 9 14 –  5 8 2 –  3 6 2 –  1 2 – –  1 2 – –  Word Processors Level I ....................................................... State and local government ..................  195 186  36.5 36.3  263 259  257 250  238 238  – –  277 277  – –  – –  4 4  34 36  31 32  22 22  4 3  2 1  2 2  2 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... State and local government ..................  176 151  38.0 37.7  329 311  306 298  290 290  – –  386 329  – –  – –  – –  2 2  9 11  32 38  19 23  7 9  1 1  16 18  9 –  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.  21  Table A-9. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  5.00 and under 5.50  5.50 6.00  6.00 6.50  6.50 7.00  7.00 7.50  7.50 8.00  8.00 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 9.50  9.50 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 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  General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  342 101 99 241  $8.69 9.87 9.84 8.20  $8.18 10.22 10.22 7.78  $7.17 7.89 7.89 6.95  – $10.15 – 11.20 – 11.20 – 9.31  1 – – 2  1 2 2 1  1 2 2 –  19 10 10 23  13 8 8 15  10 7 7 12  11 1 1 15  7 10 10 6  3 3 3 3  7 5 4 8  12 11 11 13  6 19 19 1  7 18 18 2  1 5 4 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  203 132 71  15.56 17.93 11.17  16.28 20.12 10.37  11.07 16.99 9.21  – – –  20.12 20.12 12.48  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 – 3  2 – 6  – – –  4 – 13  2 – 7  2 – 7  9 2 23  5 2 11  6 5 10  4 7 –  7 6 8  2 2 3  16 19 10  – – –  ( 2) 1 –  4 7 –  33 50 –  ( 2) 1 –  Maintenance Electronics Technicians Level II: State and local government ..................  22  11.67  11.57  9.03  –  13.12  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  23  5  5  14  14  14  9  –  5  14  –  –  –  –  –  2  Maintenance Mechanics, Machinery ......... Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ...............................  348 329 318 296  18.23 18.48 18.43 18.67  20.12 20.12 20.12 20.12  15.56 19.04 16.99 20.12  – – – –  20.16 20.16 20.16 20.16  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( ) ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  1 1 1 1  2 2 2 2  5 5 5 5  7 6 7 7  1 ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  2 2 2 2  8 7 7 –  3 2 2 2  1 – – –  – – – –  1 1 – –  70 74 75 80  ( 2) ( 2) – –  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  208 101 68 107  12.67 15.65 15.17 9.86  11.68 16.69 – 9.68  9.64 12.50 – 8.54  – – – –  16.28 19.04 – 10.68  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 – – 3  3 – – 6  8 – – 15  7 – – 13  6 1 – 10  4 – – 7  12 1 1 22  10 1 1 19  17 34 50 1  5 9 – 1  1 1 – 1  1 3 – –  5 9 – 2  6 13 19 –  – – – –  9 19 28 –  5 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.  22  Table A-10. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of— 4.25 and under 4.50  4.50 4.75  4.75 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  – $11.35 – 11.35  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  – –  – –  2 2  18 18  4 4  44 44  24 24  – –  1 1  6 6  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  –  –  1  1  16  18  13  13  7  1  4  1  23  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  2  2  Middle range  Forklift Operators ....................................... Private industry .....................................  143 143  $10.74 10.74  $10.96 10.96  $9.83 9.83  Guards Level I: State and local government ..................  135  6.98  6.50  5.62  8.49  9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00  Janitors ........................................................ Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  1,596 715 685 881  5.93 5.83 5.85 6.01  5.96 5.71 5.75 6.08  5.03 4.97 5.00 5.10  – – – –  6.55 6.50 6.50 6.55  9 4 4 13  7 11 11 5  7 10 9 5  13 17 16 11  15 16 16 14  19 16 17 22  18 13 14 21  3 6 7 1  3 4 4 1  2 1 1 4  ( ) 1 ( 2) –  3 1 1 4  ( ) ( 2) ( 2) –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Shipping/Receiving Clerks ........................ Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  142 130 126  10.21 10.41 10.43  10.43 10.81 10.81  7.65 7.85 7.75  – – –  12.10 12.35 12.65  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  4 – –  9 10 10  8 8 9  1 1 1  6 7 7  3 3 3  4 4 2  4 4 4  31 29 30  5 5 6  6 7 6  8 9 10  7 8 8  4 5 5  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Truckdrivers Medium Truck: State and local government ..................  51  9.38  9.83  8.85  –  9.83  –  –  –  –  –  –  6  2  4  12  2  65  8  –  –  2  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Tractor Trailer ........................................... Private industry .....................................  328 328  14.54 14.54  11.90 11.90  11.40 11.40  – –  18.97 18.97  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  1 1  3 3  50 50  3 3  1 1  1 1  – –  – –  – –  31 31  8 8  – –  Warehouse Specialists .............................. Private industry ..................................... Goods-producing industries .............. Manufacturing ............................... State and local government ..................  221 120 94 94 101  10.47 13.30 14.78 14.78 7.10  8.57 12.59 14.67 14.67 7.15  7.17 9.75 12.59 12.59 6.26  – – – – –  14.29 15.81 18.56 18.56 7.89  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 2) – – – 1  6 – – – 13  4 – – – 8  6 – – – 14  6 3 – – 10  10 5 – – 17  12 2 – – 24  3 2 – – 4  4 7 – – 1  6 7 5 5 4  8 11 14 14 4  ( 2) – – – 1  9 16 20 20 –  – – – – –  11 21 27 27 –  3 5 6 6 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  5 8 11 11 –  4 7 9 9 –  4 7 9 9 –  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  2  Less than 0.5 percent.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  23  Table A-11. Health services: Weekly hours and pay of professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 and over  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants Level I .......................................................  9  40.0  $443  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  11  11  56  11  11  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  18 9 11 9  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  509 516 527 516  $523 – – –  $454 – – –  – – – –  $551 – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  6 – – –  11 22 18 22  22 – – –  28 33 36 33  28 44 36 44  6 – 9 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  27 20 17 15  39.5 39.4 40.0 40.0  644 677 660 677  663 676 656 674  610 631 610 622  – – – –  676 698 698 710  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  7 – – –  – – – –  7 – 12 –  4 5 6 7  22 20 24 27  44 55 35 40  7 10 12 13  7 10 12 13  – – – –  – – – –  Registered Nurses Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government .............. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government ..............  3,371 2,707 664 3,230 2,600 630  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  761 759 768 762 759 773  754 749 770 753 746 772  666 664 691 666 660 702  – – – – – –  843 846 826 845 850 833  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) – – – –  2 2 1 2 2 1  19 21 11 19 21 10  13 13 14 13 13 13  27 26 34 27 25 33  27 26 31 27 25 33  11 12 9 12 12 10  1 1 – 1 1 –  Level II specialists .................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government .............. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  530 376 154 490 358  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  828 807 879 831 807  832 804 867 840 811  760 735 818 761 734  – – – – –  893 879 948 895 878  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 – 1 1  4 5 1 4 5  7 9 1 7 9  27 32 16 24 30  39 39 40 40 39  18 14 29 20 15  Computer Programmers Level III .....................................................  17  40.0  722  725  694  –  784  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  12  –  6  –  18  41  24  –  Computer Systems Analysts Level II ...................................................... Hospitals ...............................................  19 19  40.0 40.0  794 794  739 739  673 673  – –  950 950  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  21 21  26 26  21 21  – –  11 11  Personnel Specialists Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  20 19 9 9  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  518 524 508 508  539 539 – –  486 486 – –  – – – –  539 539 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  5 – – –  – – – –  25 26 56 56  70 74 44 44  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  23 21 17 16  39.5 39.4 40.0 40.0  641 635 636 629  654 647 616 603  588 588 588 588  – – – –  693 654 693 693  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  35 38 47 50  13 14 18 19  35 33 12 13  17 14 24 19  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level IV ..................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ...............................................  8 8 8  40.0 40.0 40.0  909 909 909  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  25 25 25  25 25 25  25 25 25  25 25 25  –  –  –  –  4 – 13 4 –  4  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  See footnotes at end of table.  24  –  21 21  5  Table A-11. Health services: Weekly hours and pay of professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Private industry .................................  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  –  –  –  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 and over  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  25  25  25  25  8  40.0  $909  Computer Operators Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  27 22 27 22  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  429 431 429 431  $416 416 416 416  $404 404 404 404  – – – –  $456 479 456 479  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 5 4 5  15 14 15 14  44 45 44 45  11 9 11 9  26 27 26 27  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Licensed Practical Nurses Level I ....................................................... Private industry .................................  491 488  40.0 40.0  399 400  384 384  368 368  – –  430 430  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  12 11  22 22  25 25  15 15  8 8  16 16  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government .............. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government ..............  1,339 1,101 238 721 526 195  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  466 463 478 484 483 486  460 454 478 488 490 488  420 416 433 441 442 440  – – – – – –  507 502 523 533 533 530  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  ( 3) – ( 3) – – –  2 2 1 1 1 –  8 8 9 8 8 7  17 18 13 12 11 12  13 14 11 9 9 9  30 31 28 25 24 29  19 18 24 30 32 25  9 8 14 15 14 17  ( 3) ( 3) – ( 3) ( 3) –  ( 3) 1 – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry .................................  38 36  40.0 40.0  533 531  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  21 22  45 44  32 33  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Nursing Assistants Level I ....................................................... Private industry .................................  1,413 1,383  40.0 40.0  196 196  188 188  176 176  – –  204 204  23 22  49 49  13 14  11 11  2 3  1 1  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government .............. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government ..............  2,159 1,930 229 863 654 209  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  214 211 240 258 264 242  200 191 238 260 270 240  176 176 220 236 240 222  – – – – – –  247 245 254 281 283 254  19 21 – ( 3) ( 3) –  31 35 1 ( 3) – ( 3)  16 14 33 19 16 31  10 7 32 21 17 33  10 9 20 25 25 22  11 11 11 28 33 11  3 3 2 6 8 2  ( 3) ( 3) – 1 1 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... State and local government .............. Hospitals ...............................................  79 70 46  40.0 40.0 40.0  313 305 325  306 306 306  280 280 306  – – –  337 330 361  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  5 6 4  13 14 2  9 10 9  37 41 50  16 19 2  13 6 22  3 3 4  4 – 7  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Clerks, Accounting Level II ...................................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government .............. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government ..............  93 72 21 70 56 14  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  345 345 342 349 347 353  346 344 351 360 360 –  308 307 318 311 307 –  – – – – – –  378 376 380 380 384 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  1 – 5 – – –  3 1 10 1 2 –  9 10 5 6 5 7  23 25 14 30 32 21  16 17 14 10 9 14  18 18 19 23 23 21  23 19 33 21 18 36  5 7 – 6 7 –  2 3 – 3 4 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ...............................................  31 16 11  40.0 40.0 40.0  357 373 364  385 400 –  297 312 –  – – –  413 418 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  6 – –  29 25 36  6 – –  – – –  6 13 18  3 – –  45 63 36  3 – 9  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS  CLERICAL OCCUPATIONS  See footnotes at end of table.  25  Table A-11. Health services: Weekly hours and pay of professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  150 and under 175  175 200  200 225  225 250  250 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 and over  Key Entry Operators Level I ....................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ...............................................  62 53 17  39.6 39.5 40.0  $269 269 288  $250 240 288  $236 236 272  – – –  $308 308 310  2 – 6  – – –  – – –  48 57 –  10 6 35  6 4 24  19 19 12  15 15 24  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Secretaries Level I ....................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  63 49 30 30  39.6 39.5 40.0 40.0  334 345 349 349  329 346 351 351  300 304 300 300  – – – –  375 375 394 394  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  5 – – –  8 6 10 10  11 6 10 10  17 20 20 20  22 27 10 10  10 6 10 10  21 27 27 27  5 6 10 10  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 3 3  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level II ...................................................... State and local government .............. Hospitals ...............................................  118 84 84  40.0 40.0 40.0  389 356 408  381 350 395  333 316 350  – – –  437 400 453  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 1 –  8 12 –  13 18 10  13 18 14  13 18 17  11 8 13  14 19 8  8 2 11  11 2 15  3 1 5  3 – 4  3 – 4  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level III ..................................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government .............. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry ................................. State and local government ..............  136 94 42 103 84 19  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  500 525 443 514 520 485  496 518 452 500 506 481  445 482 411 466 479 444  – – – – – –  543 568 478 543 543 502  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  2 – 7 – – –  1 – 5 – – –  3 – 10 – – –  1 – 2 – – –  9 10 7 10 11 5  10 7 14 11 8 21  28 22 40 28 25 42  23 30 7 30 33 16  17 21 7 13 12 16  1 1 – 1 1 –  2 3 – 3 4 –  4 5 – 5 6 –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  – – – – – –  Level IV .....................................................  13  40.0  537  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  31  –  46  8  –  15  –  –  –  –  Switchboard Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  32 31 18 17  39.6 39.6 40.0 40.0  255 254 257 256  265 265 260 260  221 220 223 223  – – – –  277 277 267 265  – – – –  – – – –  31 32 33 35  – – – –  41 39 44 41  22 23 11 12  – – – –  6 6 11 12  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  3 4 5  Less than 0.5 percent. All workers were at $1,000 and under $1,100. Workers were distributed as follows: 11 percent at $1,000 and under $1,100 and 11 percent at $1,100 and under $1,200.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  26  Table A-12. Health services: Hourly pay of maintenance, toolroom, material movement, and custodial occupations, New Orleans, LA, July 1995 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  4.25 and under 4.50  4.50 4.75  4.75 5.00  5.00 5.25  5.25 5.50  5.50 5.75  5.75 6.00  6.00 6.50  6.50 7.00  7.00 7.50  7.50 8.00  8.00 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 9.50  9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00  MAINTENANCE AND TOOLROOM OCCUPATIONS General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  74 65 48 39  $10.08 10.15 11.08 11.44  $10.46 10.47 11.50 12.30  $8.37 8.35 9.64 10.46  – $12.30 – 12.41 – 12.52 – 12.61  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  5 6 – –  – – – –  1 2 – –  8 9 – –  – – – –  – – – –  11 9 10 8  7 6 8 8  3 – 4 –  11 12 6 8  8 6 13 10  11 9 4 –  – – – –  8 9 13 15  22 25 33 41  5 6 8 10  – – – –  – – – –  Maintenance Electricians ........................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  30 18 30 18  13.40 13.58 13.40 13.58  13.11 13.49 13.11 13.49  12.51 12.79 12.51 12.79  – – – –  14.36 14.25 14.36 14.25  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  7 – 7 –  – – – –  37 28 37 28  17 28 17 28  33 44 33 44  7 – 7 –  Guards Level I ....................................................... Private industry ................................. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  117 94 108 85  7.53 7.58 7.58 7.65  7.70 7.89 7.70 7.88  6.70 6.70 6.73 6.73  – – – –  8.43 8.66 8.63 8.71  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  3 4 – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 5 5 6  9 11 10 12  18 13 19 14  9 5 9 6  18 20 19 22  15 14 11 9  22 28 24 31  2 – 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Janitors ........................................................ Private industry ................................. State and local government .............. Hospitals ............................................... Private industry .................................  896 786 110 552 465  5.41 5.38 5.62 5.78 5.79  5.25 5.14 5.84 5.84 5.84  4.74 4.70 5.10 5.12 5.11  – – – – –  6.10 6.05 6.20 6.36 6.43  17 18 15 3 3  10 11 3 9 11  14 16 3 8 9  7 8 7 8 8  10 11 8 10 10  5 5 8 8 8  7 5 20 10 8  15 13 30 23 22  9 10 4 14 16  3 3 2 4 5  1 1 – 1 2  1 1 – ( 2) ( 2)  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  MATERIAL MOVEMENT AND CUSTODIAL OCCUPATIONS  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.  27  Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey  Scope This survey of the New Orleans, LA 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; health services; 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 New Orleans, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collection for the survey was from May 1995 through September 1995 and reflects an average payroll reference month of July 1995. Data obtained for a payroll period prior to the end of July 1995 were updated to include general wage changes, if granted, scheduled to be effective through that date.  Sampling frame The list of establishments from which the survey sample was selected (the sampling frame) was developed from the State unemployment insurance reports for the New Orleans, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area (July 1991). 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 earnings 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. Unless otherwise indicated, the earnings data following the job titles are for all industries combined. Earnings 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. Earnings 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 which affected one of the occupational work levels published in this bulletin. The proportion of employees for whom data were not available was less than 5 percent.  Occupational earnings data are shown for full-time workers, i.e., those hired to work a regular weekly schedule. Earnings 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-of-living allowance clauses and incentive payments, however, are included in the earnings data. 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 salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates). Average weekly earnings for these occupations are rounded to the nearest dollar. A-series tables provide distributions of workers by earnings intervals. Average earnings 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 earnings may not reflect the earnings differential among jobs within individual establishments. 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. The mean is computed for each job by totaling the earnings 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. Occupational employment estimates represent the total in all establishments within the scope of the study and not the number actually surveyed. Because occupational structures among establishments differ, estimates of occupational employment obtained from the sample of establishments studied serve only to indicate the relative importance of the jobs studied.  Reliability of estimates The data in this bulletin are estimates from a scientifically selected probability sample. There are two types of errors possible in an estimate based on a sample survey—sampling and nonsampling. Sampling errors occur because observations come only from a sample, not the entire population. The particular sample used in this survey is one of a number of all possible samples of the same size that could have been selected using the sample design. Estimates derived from the different samples would differ from each other. A measure of the variation among these differing estimates is called the standard error or sampling error. It indicates the precision with which an estimate from a particular sample approximates the average result of all possible samples. The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error divided by the estimate. For example, if the estimated average weekly salary of Secretaries Level IV is $500 and the standard error is $8, the RSE is 1.6 percent, or $8/$500x100 = 1.6%. Estimates of relative standard errors for this survey vary among the occupational work levels depending on such factors as the frequency with which the job occurs, the dispersion of salaries for the job, and the survey design. The distribution of published work levels for one relative standard error was as follows: Relative standard error Less than 1 percent 1 and under 3 percent 3 and under 5 percent 5 percent and over  Survey nonresponse Data were not available from 12.3 percent of the sample establishments (representing 45,879 employees covered by the survey). An additional 6.9 percent of the sample establishments (representing 16,553 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 9.9 66.4 13.2 10.5  The standard error can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample estimate. For example, a 95 percent confidence interval is centered at the sample estimate and includes all values within 2 times the estimate's standard error. If all possible samples were selected to estimate the population value, the interval from each sample would include the true population value approximately 95 percent of the time. 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).  A-2  matching company jobs to survey occupations. Once identified, the problems are discussed promptly with the field economists while the data are still being collected. Subsequently, the JMV results are tallied, reported to BLS staff, and become the basis for remedial action for future surveys. Approximately 2 percent of the 845 sampled job match decisions reviewed by the JMV reviewers and checked with the respondents were subsequently changed by the JMV reviewers. These results are from a similar survey conducted in 1994, see Occupatonal Compensation Survey: Pay Only, New Orleans, LA, BLS Bulletin 3075-28.  Nonsampling errors can stem from many sources, such as inability to obtain information from some establishments; difficulties with survey definitions; inability of respondents to provide correct information; mistakes in recording or coding the data obtained; and other errors of collection, response, coverage, and estimation of missing data. Although not specifically measured, the survey's nonsampling errors are expected to be minimal due to the high response rate, the extensive and continuous training of field economists who gather survey data by personal visit, careful screening of data at several levels of review, annual evaluation of the suitability of job definitions, and thorough field testing of new or revised job definitions. To measure and better control nonsampling errors that occur during data collection, a quality control procedure was applied to the survey design. The procedure, job match validation (JMV), is designed to identify the frequency, reasons for, and sources of incorrect decisions made by Bureau field economists in  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, New Orleans, LA1, July 1995 Number of establishments Industry  division2  Within scope of survey3  Workers in establishments Within scope of survey4  Studied  Studied Number  Percent  ALL ESTABLISHMENTS All divisions ...................................................................................  1,238  340  304,568  100  173,805  Private industry ....................................................................... Goods producing .............................................................. Manufacturing ............................................................. Mining5 ........................................................................ Construction5 .............................................................. Service producing ............................................................. Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ................................................. Wholesale trade7 ........................................................ Retail trade7 ................................................................ Finance, insurance, and real estate7 .......................... Services7 ....................................................................  1,194 226 136 28 62 968  313 90 57 17 16 223  238,409 46,777 34,109 6,015 6,653 191,632  78 15 11 2 2 63  111,750 29,860 21,385 5,253 3,222 81,890  116 113 244 79 416  29 24 25 19 126  20,027 11,914 55,570 15,282 88,839  7 4 18 5 29  10,726 3,275 17,399 9,244 41,246  State and local government ....................................................  44  27  66,159  22  62,055  ESTABLISHMENTS EMPLOYING 500 WORKERS OR MORE All divisions ...................................................................................  111  75  169,830  100  129,502  Private industry ....................................................................... Goods producing .............................................................. Manufacturing ............................................................. Mining5 ........................................................................ Service producing ............................................................. Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ................................................. Retail trade7 ................................................................ Finance, insurance, and real estate7 .......................... Services7 ....................................................................  92 19 14 3 73  57 16 11 3 41  108,924 21,283 17,491 2,342 87,641  64 13 10 1 52  69,736 18,403 14,611 2,342 51,333  6 22 4 41  5 10 4 22  7,320 32,614 6,557 41,150  4 19 4 24  6,690 14,549 6,557 23,537  State and local government ....................................................  19  18  60,906  36  59,766  HEALTH SERVICES8 All divisions ...................................................................................  102  31  36,241  12  17,789  Private industry ................................................................. State and local government .............................................. Hospitals ................................................................................. Private industry ................................................................. State and local government ..............................................  97 5 27 23 4  27 4 15 12 3  29,841 6,400 26,628 21,478 5,150  10 2 9 7 2  12,529 5,260 14,145 10,135 4,010  1 The New Orleans, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget through October 1984, consists of Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John The Baptist, and St. Tammany Parishes. The "workers within scope of survey" estimates provide a reasonably accurate description of the size and composition of the labor force included in the survey. Estimates are not intended, however, for comparison with other statistical series to measure employment trends or levels since (1) planning of wage surveys requires establishment data compiled considerably in advance of the payroll period studied, and (2) establishments employing fewer than 50 workers are excluded from the scope of the survey. 2 The Standard Industrial Classification Manual was used in classifying establishments by industry. 3 Includes all establishments with at least 50 total employees. In goods producing, an establishment is defined as a single physical location where industrial operations are performed. In service producing industries, an establishment is defined as all locations of a company in the area within the same industry division. In government, an establishment is generally defined  as all locations of a government entity. 4 Includes all workers in all establishments with total employment (within an area) at or above the minimum limitations. 5 Separate data for this division are not shown in the A-series tables, but the division is represented in the "all industries" and "goods producing" estimates. 6 Abbreviated to "Transportation and utilities" in the A-series tables. This division is represented in the "all industries" and "service producing" estimates. 7 Separate data for this division are not shown in the A-series tables, but the division is represented in the "all industries" and "service producing" estimates. 8 Health services includes establishments primarily engaged in furnishing medical, surgical, and other health services to persons. Note: Overall industries may include data for industry divisions not shown separately.  A-4
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