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Area Wage Survey
Boston, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Area,
August 1976
Bulletin 1900-53
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U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics




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Preface
This bulletin provides results of an August 1976 survey
of occupational earnings in the Boston, Massachusetts, Standard
Metropolitan Statistical Area (Suffolk County, 16 communities in
Essex County, 34 in Middlesex County, 26 in Norfolk County,
and 12 in Plymouth County). The survey was made as part of the
Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual area wage survey program,
which is designed to yield data for individual metropolitan areas
as well as national and regional estimates for all Standard
Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States, excluding
Alaska and Hawaii.
A major consideration in the area wage survey program
is the need to describe the level and movement of wages in a
variety of labor markets, through the analysis of ( 1 ) the level
and distribution of wages by occupation, and (2 ) the movement
of wages by occupational category and skill level. The program
develops information that may be used for many purposes, in­
cluding wage and salary administration, collective bargaining,
and assistance in determining plant location. Survey results also
are used by the U.S. Department of Labor to make wage deter­
minations under the Service Contract Act of 1965.
Currently, 84 areas are included in the program. (See
list of areas on inside back cover.) In each area, occupational
earnings data are collected annually. Information on establish­
ment practices and supplementary wage benefits is obtained every
third year.




Each year after all individual area wage surveys have
been completed, two summary bulletins are issued. The first
brings together data for each metropolitan area surveyed; the
second presents national and regional estimates, projected from
individual metropolitan area data.
The Boston survey was conducted by the Bureau's re­
gional office in Boston, M ass., under the general direction of
Paul V. Mulkern, Assistant Regional Commissioner for Opera­
tions. The survey could not have been accomplished without the
cooperation of the many firms whose wage and salary data pro­
vided the basis for the statistical information in this bulletin.
The Bureau wishes to express sincere appreciation for the
cooperation received.

N o te ;

Reports on occupational earnings and supplementary wage
provisions in the Boston area are available for electrical appli­
ance repair (November L975) and women's and m isses' dresses
(August 1974); and on' occupational earnings only for selected
laundry and dry cleaning occupations (August 197 6 ). Also availa­
ble are listings of union wage rates for building trades, printing
trades, local-transit operating employees, local truckdrivers and
helpers, and grocery store employees. Free copies of these are
available from the Bureau's regional offices. (See back cover
for addresses.)

Area W age Survey:

Bulletin 1900-53

Boston, Massachusetts,
Metropolitan Area
August 1976

Contents

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, W. J. Usery, Jr., Secretary
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, Julius Shiskin, Commissioner

2

Tables— Continued

Tables:
A. Earnings:
A-l.
Weekly earnings of office
workers__________________________
A- l a. Weekly earnings of office
workers—
large establishments___
A-2.
Weekly earnings of professional
and technical workers____________
A -2 a .

A -3 .

3
6
9

W e e k ly earn ings of p r o fe s s io n a l
and t e c h n i c a l w o r k e r s —l a r g e

establishments___________________
Average weekly earnings of office,
professional, and technical
w orkers,

11

b y s e x ________________________ 13

A-3a. Average weekly earnings of office,
professional, and technical
workers, by sex—
large
establishments___________________ 15
A -4.
Hourly earnings of maintenance,
toolroom, and powerplant
workers__________________________ 17
A-4a. Hourly earnings of maintenance,
toolroom, and powerplant
workers—
large establishments___ 18
A-5.
Hourly earnings of material
movement and custodial
workers__________________________ 1 9




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Introduction ____________________________________

December 1976

A. Earnings— Continued
A-5a. Hourly earnings of material
movement and custodial
workers—
large
establishments__________________ 2 1
A - 6 . Average hourly earnings of
maintenance, toolroom,
powerplant, material
movement, and custodial
workers, by sex_________________ 23
A - 6 a. Average hourly earnings of
maintenance, toolroom,
powerplant, material
movement, and custodial
workers, by sex—
large
establishments__________________ 25
A- 7.
Percent increases in average
hourly earnings for selected
occupational groups, adjusted
for employment shifts____________ 26
Appendix A.
Appendix B.

Scope and method of survey____ 27
Occupational descriptions________ 30

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Introduction
(c) maintenance, toolroom, and powerplant, and (d)
material movement and custodial. In the 31 largest
survey areas, tables A - l a through A -6a provide
similar data for establishments employing 500 work­
ers or more.

This area is 1 of 84 in which the U.S.
Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics
conducts surveys of occupational earnings and re­
lated benefits. In this area, data were obtained by
a combination of personal visit, mail questionnaire,
and telephone interview. Representative establish­
ments within six broad industry divisions were con­
tacted: Manufacturing; transportation, communica­
tion, and other public utilities; wholesale trade;
retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate;
and services. Major industry groups excluded from
these studies are government operations and the
construction and extractive industries. Establish­
ments having fewer than a prescribed number of
workers are omitted because of insufficient employ­
ment in the occupations studied. Separate tabula­
tions are provided for each of the broad industry
divisions which meet publication criteria.

Table A -7 provides percent changes in av­
erage hourly earnings of office clerical workers,
electronic data p r o c e s s i n g workers, industrial
nurses, skilled maintenance trades workers, and
unskilled plant workers. Where possible, data are
presented for all industries, manufacturing, and
nonmanufacturing. This table provides a measure of
wage trends after elimination of changes in average
earnings caused by employment shifts among estab­
lishments as well as turnover of establishments in­
cluded in survey samples. For further details, see
appendix A.
Appendixes

A -series tables
Appendix A describes the methods and con­
cepts used in the area wage survey program and
provides information on the scope of the survey.

Tables A - 1 through A-6 provide estimates
of straight-time weekly or hourly earnings for work­
ers in occupations common to a variety of manu­
facturing and nonmanufacturing industries. Occupa­
tions were selected from the following categories:
(a) Office clerical, (b) professional and technical,

Appendix B provides job descriptions used
by Bureau field economists to classify workers by
occupation.

2

A. Earnings
Table A-1. Weekly earnings of office workers in Boston, Mass., August 1976
Weekly earnings
(standard)

Occupation and industry division

Number
of

1
S

weekly
hours 1
(standard

S

80
Mean

*
*

Median *

Middle ranged

100

no

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earning s ofS
S
S
S
s
s
s
S
S
S
S
$
s
$
“
5--$
160
120 130 140 150
170 180 190 200 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280

90

no

120

130

140

150

160

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

260

270

280 over

71

223
37
186

373
44
329

620
183
437

881 1206 1012 1153
290 426 349 467
591 780 663 686
4
3
7
13
46 106
42
69
39
42
37
50
362 443 397 327
188 175 240
130

936
313
623
25
65
40
293
200

996 1074
443 670
553 404
39
80
53
112
22
15
232 158
98
148

588
195
393
85
18
14
179
97

451
238
213
32
30
6
87
58

352
154
198
21
13
8
101
55

311
137
174
78
8
4
45
39

139
37
102
40
15
6
34
7

122
69
S3
24
17
5
5
2

201
106
95
27
24
2
26
16
*69
28
41
1
26
6

$

$

S

and
under

and

90

100

-

2
2

5
5

170

180

ALL WORKERS
SECRETARIES ------------------------ 10,716
MANUFACTURING-------------- ---- A,158
6,558
NONMANUFACTURING --------------478
PUBLIC UTILITIES ------ — ----698
WHOLESALE TRADE -------------430
RETAIL TRADE ----------------FINANCE ----------------------- 3,341
1,611
SERVICES ----------------------

38.0
39.0
37.5
38.5
38.5
37.5
36.0
39.0

191.00
198.50
186.00
232.50
192.50
170.00
179.00
188.00

$
187.50
198.00
182.00
226.00
191.00
165.00
175.00
185.00

$
$
164.50-214.00
171.00-218.00
160.00-209.50
211.50-252.00
165.00-210.00
141.00-192.50
153.00-200.00
165.00-208.00

-

-

-

-

-

*

2
“

3
2
*

582
250
332
S3
155
74

38.0
38.5
37.5
37.5
36.5
38.5

227.50
228.50
227.00
206.00
227.00
233.50

224.50
227.00
220.00
200.00
216.50
227.00

202.50-260.00
210.00-264.00
200.00-255.00
185.00-225.00
202.50-241.00
211.50-252.00

-

-

_
*

185.00-235.00
197.00-237.00
180.00-230.00
258.00-271.50
160.00-230.00
173.00-205.00
183.00-219.50
190.00-234.00

.
“

-

-

-

-

-

-

8
8
2

-

“

6

.

-

_

17

-

-

-

-

4

17

12

-

-

-

-

-

17

2

SECRETARIES. CLASS A ---------- -MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------SERVICES ---------------------SECRETARIES. CLASS B -----------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------WHOLESALE TRADE -------------RETAIL TRADE ---------------- F I N A N C E ---------------------—
S E R V I C E S ----------------- ----

2,270
981
1,289
91
179
99
583
337

38.0
39.0
37.5
38.5
38.5
37.5
36.0
39.0

210.00
216.00
205.50
262.00
19A,50
187.50
199.50
212.00

209.00
214.00
204.00
260.50
185.50
183.00
199.50
212.50

SECRETARIES, CLASS C -----------MANUFACTURING---------------- —
NONMANUFACTUPING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------WHOLESALE TRADE -------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

3,583
1,490
2,093
204
296
137
987
467

38.0
39.0
37.5
38.5
38.5
37.5
36.5
38.5

192.00
198.00
188.00
233.50
195.00
165.50
178.00
190.50

188.00
196.00
183.00
226.00
193.00
160.00
173.50
190.00

168.50-212.00
175.00-214.50
165.00-207.00
222.50-250.50
167.50-210.00
145.00-180.00
160.00-192.00
175.00-205.00

SECRETARIES. CLASS 0 -----------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------WHOLESALE TRADE -------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

4,257
1,437
2,820
174
180
117
1,616
733

37.5
39.0
37.0
38.5
38.5
36.0
36.0
39.0

175.00
182.50
171.00
213.50
176.00
138.50
168.00
171.50

170.00
177.00
166.00
211.50
175.00
136.00
163.00
170.00

150.00-196.00
160.00-203.00
148.50-193.50
203.00-221.50
150.50-203.00
125.00-150.00
145.00-190.00
152.00-186.50

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL ----MANUFACTURING ----------NONMANUFACTURING -------PUBLIC UTILITIES -----WHOLESALE TRADE ------FINANCE ---------------SERVICES ---------------

656
236
420
120
58
128
92

38.5
39.5
37.5
38.5
39.0
36.5
37.0

170.00
173.50
168.00
208.50
145.00
147.50
152.00

165.50
190.00
159.50
211.50
150.00
138.00
150.50

141.50-190.50
153.50-190.50
135.00-194.50
102.00-233.00
130.00-159.00
129.00-163.00
141.50-160.50

STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR
MANUFACTURING ---NONMANUFACTURING PUBLIC UTILITIES
SERVICES -------

803
183
620
33
330

38.5
39.0
38.0
39.0
38.0

173.00
171.00
173.50
229.00
171.50

174.50
162.00
174.50
225.50
175.00

154.00-185.50
153.00-186.50
155.00-185.50
205.00-262.00
159.50-179.00

-

-

-

71
-

4
8
59
*
.
-

-

41
38
276
82

-

-

21
19
2
2

-

“

16

*

3
3
1
2
*

21
12
9
5
4
*

35
19
16
1
6
1

24
1
23
8
7
8

31
1
30
10
15
-

58
4
54
6
36
7

64
41
23
2
12
9

72
30
42
8
20
14

41
18
23
1
10
5

45
24
21
2
8
11

20
12
8
1
2
5

56
31
25
2
4
7

22
10
12
3
3
1

52
11
41
12
6
23
-

70
28
42
25
6
8
3

30
9
21
4
13
4

102
11
91
37
6
21
27

150
37
113
1
9
18
69
16

255
111
144
10
16
94
24

175
59
116

311
167
144

-

-

11
68
37

15
8
79
42

235
118
117
4
15
6
66
26

203
77
126
5
9
5
57
50

245
153
92
6
15
2
32
37

181
96
85
1
7
4
36
37

89
35
54
25
7
1
1
20

44
3
41
21
5
1
14
-

27
93
7
59
34
20
9 **19
7
6
2
1
2
8
*

87
14
73

120
14
106

282
115
167

426
129
297

418
164
254
10
15
185
44

423
310
113
13
38
3
17
42

91
42
49
10
10
2
18
9

91
34
57
18
6

138
55
83
50
1

28
8
2

65
51
14
8
5

26
7
19
5
12

2

2

2

25
6

16
14

16

-

-

22

54
20
181
42

321
157
164
3
43
6
52
60

28

12
25
108

402
148
254
15
44
10
91
94

167
50
117
67
4

16
81
9

465
196
269
7
45
9
120
88

-

1

2

409
122
287

566
166
400
3
34
20
239
104

654
274
380
4
15
5
237
119

408
129
279
6
15
7
137
114

407
159
248
6
14
2
106
120

320
105
215
10
16
1
119
69

304
115
189
36
49

348
201
147
63

73
25
40
14

35

64
35
29
3

8
1
7
7

13
12
1
1

-

-

-

-

-

63
21

•
27
7

.
32
1

26
-

10
3
7
6
1
-

65
39

145
38
107
13
5
74
15

93

53
20
33
1
11
10

46
18
28
5

119

24

30

9

20

8

10
4
6
6

*

1

12
16
30
15

5

54

198
33
165

234
19
215

.

2

-

2

-

-

5

54

-

-

-

-

2
-

2
-

-

8
8

-

-

-

-

9

-

-

113
12

4
24
145
42

16
14
187
70

14
14

61
13
48

65
8
57

50
13
37

60

2

16

9

*

5

.

.

.

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

-

4
8
42
*

3

-

-

-

28
46
198
57

*

“

-

-

7
45
115
19

33

-

-

13
27
5

12
30
11

17
17

27

9

34
4
30
20
2
3
4

10
3
7

59
7
52

85
27
58

113
41
72

111
29
82

197
24
173

65
10
55

9

20

55

50

120

19

33

7
9

13
10

2

7

-

-

-

28
18

-

-

2

•

30
28
1

7
7

20

2

24
12
1
10
1

39
10
29
2
13

56
13
43
5
37

34
12
22
5

no
9

7
-

-

1




3

-

8
8

-

*

*

3

3

-

-

-

1
1

-

-

15
10

-

1
1

-

-

-

2
1
1
1

15

-

•
-

*

7
2
5

4
4

-

-

-

-

-

11
8

-

-

-

2
2

-

-

-

IS
•
-

11

-

-

-

-

* Workers were distributed as follows: 34 at $280 to $290; 7 at $290 to $300; 1 at $300 to $310; 4 at $310 to $320; 19 at $320 to $330; 3 at $330 to $340; and 1 at $340 to $ 350.
** Workers were distributed as follows: 5 at $ 280 to $290; 2 at $290 to $ 300; 9 at $ 300 to $310; and 3 at $310 to $320.
See fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s.

-

35
2

-

-

3

1

T able A-1. W eekly earnings of o ffice w orkers in Boston, M ass., A ugust 1 9 7 6 — Continued
Weekly e r i g 1
anns
(tnad
sadr)
90

100

no

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of-S
S
I
$
S
$
s
$
3--s
S
S
120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280

90

100

no

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

$
$
$
$
37.5 153.00 150.00 134.00-163.00
37.5 153.50 149.50 130.00-168.00
36.5 141.50 140.00 128.00-157.00

-

3
3
3

7
7
7

3
3
3

32
32
31

28
28
28

62
34
34

49
33
32

42
25
24

9
9
4

6
6
-

3
3
1

26
26
-

5
5
-

-

38.0
39.5
37.5
38.5
36.5
38.5

151.00
146.50
152.00
211.00
136.50
162.00

145.00
144.00
147.00
208.50
135.00
160.00

132.00-165.00
132.00-155.00
131.50-165.50
189.50-228.50
124.00-150.00
145.00-178.50

-

1
1
-

9
9
3
-

76
4
72
61
2

177
52
125
112
13

226
88
138
89
47

222
71
151

136
31
105
39
63

133
19
114
49
60

72
4
68
4
6
50

92
43
49
8
1
31

36
2
34
1
1
32

35
35
11
20

14
1
13
3
6

37.5
39.5
37.0
39.0
36.5

128.50
131.50
127.50
219.50
121.00

123.00
130.00
120.00
211.50
115.00

110.00-140.50
120.00-143.00
109.00-140.00
206.50-245.00
106.00-131.00

-

37
3
34
31
1

276
24
252
211
35

257
40
217
175
25

264
96
168
120
43

155
59
96
53
34

182
81
101
2
75
12

85
22
63
47

36
3
33
1
19

6
1
5
4

8
4
4
2
2

6
3
3
2
1

10
10
10
-

445
61
384

38.0 139.50 136.50 121.00-153.00
38.0
38.0 141.00 137.00 123.00-153.50

-

11

13

84

69

53

14

20

26

4

6

11

60

80
8
72

61

13

47

64

44

14

19

26

4

6

SERVICES ----------------------

91

39.0 158.00 153.50 136.50-176.00

-

6

12

6

15

13

9

12

5

4

FILE CLERKS, CLASS B --------------

687
71
616
531

37.5 118.50 110.00 102.50-127.00
39.0
37.5 116.00 110.00 102.00-125.00
37.0 112.50 107.00 101.50-125.00

_

78

231

92

10

17

11

222
198

92
87

21
17

9
4

15
3

8
*

17
12
5

3

78
78

78
18
60
55

21

“

128
26
102
89

FILE CLERKS, CLASS C --------------

765

37.5 120.00 117.00 105.00-129.00

-

94

161

167

158

76

62

15

5

1

NONMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------FINANCE -----------------------

575
92
358

37.5 121.00 112.50 105.00-132.00
39.0 153.50 140.00 132.00-190.50
37.0 108.50 105.00 100.00-112.50

*

94
94

143
131

88
7
66

76
«
49

65
31
12

62
24
3

15
2
2

5
1
1

1
1
-

MESSENGERS ------------------------MANUFACTURING- ---— -— — ---—
NONMANUFACTURING --------------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

842
207
635
363
198

37.5
38.5
37.5
36.5
38.5

125.00
137.00
121.00
117.50
123.50

120.00
127.00
118.00
115.00
120.00

108.50-135.00
117.50-156.00
107.00-132.00
107.00-125.00
107.00-135.00

3
3
*

31
31
19
5

200
20
180
114
58

178
45
133
93
28

156
42
114
82
19

92
5
87
29
52

75
41
34
6
22

33
15
18
10
3

35
8
27
10
5

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS ------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------WHOLESALE TRADE -------------RETAIL T R A D E ------ ----------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

792
175
617
41
89
85
188
214

38.5
39.5
38.0
40.0
39.0
37.5
36.5
38.5

150.00
164.00
146.00
190.00
150.50
150.00
145.00
135.00

146.50
160.00
140.50
179.50
138.00
137.00
144.50
133.00

128.00-167.00
144.00-177.50
125.00-160.00
171.00-218.00
130.00-159.00
130.00-164.00
128.00-160.00
112.00-155.00

.
*

14
14
-

34
34
1
2
31

48
48
16
2
7
23

105
6
99
“

123
19
104

5

112
21
91
1
11
8
31
40

77
36
41
-

35

24
26
35
14

99
38
61
11
8
15
27

25
11

20
14

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTSMANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------WHOLESALE TRADE -------------RETAIL T R A D E ----------------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

808
351
457
144
82
70
137

38.5
38.5
38.0
39.0
37.5
35.5
38.0

147.50
146.50
149.00
141.50
140.00
163.00
144.00

145.00
145.00
145.00
133.50
140.00
170.00
150.00

130.00-160.00
132.00-158.00
125.00-165.00
124.00-146.00
118.00-145.50
150.00-178.00
132.00-152.00

.
-

20
20
7
2

71
11
60
25
20
1
14

98
55
43
35
4
4

119
69
50
24
8
1
12

174
76
98
29
31
12
26

105
47
58
“
2
17
39

32
16
16
5
2
9

76
30
46
8
21
17

Occupation and industry division

Number
o
f
wree
okr

Average
weekly
hours1
( t n a d Mean ^
sadr'

$

$
80

Median l

Middle ranged

s

S

and
under

and
280 over

250

260

270

•
•
-

-

-

-

-

-

10
•
10
10
.
-

•
•
•
•
-

2
2
•
2

1
•
1
1
.
-

7
7
2
•
-

1
1
1
•
-

.
•
-

17
17
17
-

•
-

•
-

24
24
24
-

-

-

•
-

-

2

_

1

1

•

2

•

1

.

-

•

1

•

6

2

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

.

3
-

1
-

*

-

-

-

-

-

*

-

3

7

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3
3
“

7
7
-

16
16
-

-

-

•
-

-

-

-

*

-

16
15
1
1

22
16
6
5

-

1
1
-

.
-

_
-

•
•
-

•
-

-

-

-

-

72
12
60
18

26
17
9
1
-

37
14
23
8
12

11
1
10
1

10
1
9

1
1
1
-

7
7
•
•
-

-

-

-

13
13
•
5
*

1
1

”

.
*

•

ALL WORKERS—
CONTINUED
TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE TYPISTS — ---NONMANUFACTURING --------------FINANCE -----------------------

275
214
167

TYPISTS. CLASS A -----------------m a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------f i n a n c e ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

1 ,250

TYPISTS. CLASS B ------------------MANUFACTURING------------ -----n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------FINANCE -----------------------

i ,363

FILE CLERKS. CLASS A ------------ —
NONMANUFACTURING ---------------

NONMANUFACTURING--------- -----FINANCE -----------------------

315
935
41
448
388
336
i ,027

56
738
161

-

14
12
12
*

11

See fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s .




4

15
4 4

5

87
62

5

4
4

6

3

2

-

38
19
19
-

20
15
5
5
*

3

16

-

5

4
4
1

2
3

2
2
-

-

12
3
9
8
1
•
-

22

2
•
*

5
•
5
•
*

4

1
21
12
5

-

2
-

3

1

“

Table A-1. W eekly earnings of office w orkers in Boston, M ass., August 1 9 7 6 — Continued
Weekly e r i g 1
anns
(tnad
sadr)
Occupation and industry division

Number
o
f
wree
okr

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of-$

weekly
h urs1
o
(tnad
sadr

80

Mean ^

Median ^

90

$

$

t

100

no

S

$
120

130

s
140

150

160

no

180

190

»

S

200

210

S

220

S

S
230

240

S
250

"5---

S
260

270

and
under

Middle r n e^
ag

280

and

90
all

100

no

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

260

270

280

-

21
8
13
-

24
-

136
61
75
47

171
88
83
81

211
81
130
126

89
47
42
31

158
66
92
92

77
33
44
44

87
56
31
31

81
53
28
28

56
12
44
44

21
11
10
10

8
-

1
-

-

-

20
20

8
8

19
12
7
7

•

24
5

31
3
28
27

20
-

-

1
1

-

•

•
-

-

2
-

3
-

16
-

85
-

3
-

16
5

85
-

127
28
99
-

182
48
134

174
81
93
4
23
5
39
22

127
‘ ♦O
87
2
30
3
21
31

88
36
52
20
4
3
18
7

68
27
41
14
2
2

52
3
49
47
2

52
10
42
39
-

19
5
14
14
-

-

23

5

•
-

•
-

•

-

1

293
108
185
9
49
49
33
45

401
339
15
14

*

279
41
238
51
34
36
63
54

27
12
15
11
4

25
59

339
63
276
17
87
44
71
57

48
10
38
29
4

8
3

322
85
237
15
61
37
63
61

429
28

2
-

-

•
•
-

307
33
274
25

475
144

359
107
252
4
67
34
84
63

271
82
189
6
60

149
60
89
25
10

53
15
38
22
7

79
16
63
19
11

112
5
107
98
6

177
19
158
158
-

25
5
20
20
-

7
4
3
3
•

-

-

-

-

•
•

•
-

22
51

23
22

7
1

32
1

3

-

•

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

•

-

-

-

-

-

_

.

2

-

2

1

-

-

-

4
1
3

over

workers—

CONTINUED
$

3 9 .0
3 8 .0
3 9 .0
3 9 .5

$
1 5 7 .0 0
1 5 8 .5 0
1 5 6 .0 0
16 0 .5 0

$

1.211
531
680
602

150 .0 0
153 .0 0
147 .5 0
1 5 0 .0 0

1 3 5 .0 0 -1 7 6
1 3 5 .0 0 -1 8 1
1 3 4 .5 0 -1 7 3
1 3 7 .0 0 -1 7 9

ACCOUNTING CLERKS. CLASS A -------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------ —
PUBLIC UTILITIES --------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------------RETAIL TRADE -------------------------------------------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

2 ,7 3 2
625
2 ,1 0 7
626
335
299
489
358

3 8 .0
3 9 .0
3 8 .0
3 8 .5
3 9 .0
3 8 .0
3 6 .5
3 8 .0

1 8 4 .5 0
1 8 5 .5 0
1 8 4 .5 0
22 0 .0 0
1 7 5 .5 0
1 6 0 .0 0
1 6 3 .0 0
1 8 0 .0 0

1 8 0 .0 0
1 8 4 .0 0
17 9 .5 0
2 1 9 .5 0
1 6 5 .5 0
1 6 2 .0 0
1 6 0 .0 0
17 5 .0 0

1 5 7 .0 0 -2 1 5 .0 0
1 5 9 .0 0 -2 0 2 .0 0
1 5 6 .5 0 -2 1 7 .5 0
2 1 5 .0 0 -2 2 5 .0 0
1 6 0 .0 0 -1 8 7 .5 0
1 4 0 .0 0 -1 8 0 .0 0
1 4 4 .0 0 -1 8 0 .0 0
1 5 9 .5 0 -1 9 8 .0 0

-

-

3

*

2

-

“

ACCOUNTING CLERKS. CLASS 8 -------MANUFACTURING ------------------

3 ,4 8 7

3 7 .5
3 7 .5

1 4 0 .0 0
1 4 0 .0 0
14 0 .0 0
2 0 6 .5 0
14 5 .0 0

1
1
1
1
1

4
-

79
-

4
-

79
-

ORDER CLERKS ----------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------- -----------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------------C 1 A X*•
.

$
.5
.5
.5
.5

0
0
0
0

-

•

I i' F Uw
*

1,000
2 ,4 8 7
407
358

3 7 .0
3 8 .5
3 8 .5

1 4 5 .5 0
1 4 5 .5 0
1 4 5 .5 0
194 .0 0
1 4 6 .0 0

714
388

3 6 .0
3 7 .5

138^50
1 4 3 .0 0

13 8 .0 0
14 1 .5 0

1 2 5 .0 0 -1 4 9 .5 0
1 3 0 .0 0 -1 5 4 .0 0

90
58

3 7 .5
3 6 .5

1 7 2 .0 0
175 .5 0

1 7 5 .0 0
17 6 .0 0

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS.
CLASS B ------------------------------------------------------------------

144

3 7 .5

1 3 4 .5 0

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE BILLERS ------NONMANUFACTUPING---------------

95
68

3 7 .0
3 7 .5

PAYROLL CLERKS --------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------RETAIL t r a d e ----------------SERVICES ----------------------

590
332
258
96
63

3 8 .5
3 8 .5

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS. CLASS A ------MANUFACTURING- — — ----- ---—
NONMANUFACTURING ---------------

1 ,3 3 5
651
684

3 8 .0
3 8 .5

RETAIL TRADE ----------------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

101
294

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS. CLASS B ------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------WHOLESALE TRADE -------------FINANCE -----------------------

-------------------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES --------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------------Q I A XL 1 *’ R UC
i
FINANCE --------------------------------------------------------SERVICES ------------------------------------------------------

nonmanufactuping

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS.
CLASS A --------------------------------------------------------------------

3 8 .0
3 7 .5
3 8 .5

38.0

2
3
2
8
3

5
2
1
4
0

.0
.0
.0
.0
.0

0
0
0
0
0

-1
-1
-1
-2
-1

6
5
6
1
6

0
7
2
1
2

.0
.5
.0
.5
.5

0
0
0
0
0

-

161
11
150
-

62

177
79

-

-

21
1

11
11

34
34

12
12

12

42

50

-

8

9

-

7

1

_

.

.

6
6

40
29

“

2
2

12
1

1
1

24
24

-

5
5

-

-

45
20
25
14
6

42
13
29
17
2

71
29
42
7
1

65
33
32
13
15

106
73
33
14
17

59
37
22

30
23
7

1

2

•

•

1

2

143
72
71

243
127
116
23

200
76
124

213
133
80

150
68
82

93
60
33

15

17
66

27

7

50
26

43
24

19
34
7

4
5
8

11

25
2
23

34
19
15

18
3
15

3
2
1

2

10

9

30
79
20

121
45

“

1 6 1 .5 0 -1 8 8 .5 0
1 7 5 .0 0 -1 7 6 .5 0

-

-

-

-

13 5 .0 0

1 2 0 .0 0 -1 3 9 .0 0

-

-

-

25

1 6 3 .0 0
1 6 0 .0 0

15 0 .0 0
1 3 8 .0 0

1 3 5 .0 0 -1 8 8 .5 0
1 3 5 .0 0 -1 8 8 .5 0

“

“

1 6 b . 50
1 6 8 .0 0
1 6 4 .0 0
1 4 5 .0 0
1 6 9 .5 0

1 6 6 .0 0
1 7 1 .0 0
1 6 0 .0 0
14 2 .5 0
1 7 2 .5 0

1
1
1
1
1

0
0
0
0
0

*

3
3

25
17
8
5

24
10
14
13

*

“

*

25
17
8
4
3

1 6 2 .5 0
1 6 1 .0 0
1 6 4 .0 0

1 5 8 .0 0
16 0 .0 0
1 5 7 .0 0

1 4 6 .0 0 -1 7 5 .0 0
1 4 6 .0 0 -1 7 4 .0 0
1 4 5 .0 0 -1 7 8 .0 0

-

-

4

4

7
1
6

81
43
38

15 0 .0 0
1 4 9 .0 0
1 6 3 .5 0

1 3 8 .0 0 -1 6 6 .0 0
1 3 8 .0 0 -1 6 5 .0 0
1 5 3 . 0 0 - ) 7 1 .0 0

~

-

-

-

4

6

12
25

1 3 5 .0 0
1 3 1 .0 0

0
0
0
0
0

-

4

26

-

.

2

5
0
0
7
2

.0
.0
.5
.5
.5

0
0
0
0
0

-1
-1
-1
-1
-1

8
8
7
6
8

5
6
9
2
2

.0
.5
.0
.5
.0

3 8 .5

1 4 9 .5 0

95

3 7 .0
3 8 .5

151 .0 0
1 6 4 .5 0

805
133
672
82
132

3 7 .5
3 8 .5
3 7 .0
3 9 .5
3 9 .5

1 4 1 .0 0
1 4 1 .0 0
1 4 1 .0 0
1 7 5 .0 0
1 4 9 .0 0

1 4 4 .0 0

1
1
1
1
1

227

3 5 .5

1 3 2 .5 0

1 3 2 .5 0

1 1 9 .5 0 -1 4 1 .5 0

1 3 5 .0 0
1 7 5 .5 0

2 4 .5 0 -1 4
2 2 .0 0 -1 5
2 5 .0 0 -1 4
4 0 .5 0 -2 1
3 3 .0 0 -1 4

9
5
9
4
9

.5
.0
.5
.5
.5

3

-

4

-

26

5

1

90
12
78

-

152
35
117

12
46

13

2
41

33
S ee fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s.




5

10
23

122
101

6
44
5

“

4
5
4
2
6

10
8
33
61
22
636
259
377
7
63

331
20
36

*

12
37
43
7
593
240
353
-

50
6

10

20

200
30
170
12
34

142
17
125
15
54

77
13
64

65

17
16

26

7
11

14

28
21
7
3
2

43
37
6
3

142

18
6
12

55
87

5
5

-

_
8

1

4

-

6

1
-

-

4

-

.

•

-

-

-

1

-

-

*

•
-

16

-

2

16

1
1

5

-

.
-

23
1
22

•

.
•
-

•
-

•
-

-

-

•
•
-

•
•
*

.
.
•
•

-

.
-

-

•

•

-

-

8
3

3
3

1

-

-

4

-

-

•

14

13

-

3

15

14
14

-

•
•
-

•

.

5

15
10

5
-

5

5

3
3

Table A-1a.

W eekly earnings of office w o rke rs —large establishm ents in Boston, M ass., A ugust 1976
Weekly e r i g 1
anns
(tnad
sadr)
Average
weekly
hours1
wree
okr
( t n a d Mean *
sadr)

Num b e
$

Number

S

S

s

S

*

of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings ofs

s

s

j

$

$

S

!

S

S

$

$

5

S

S

Median£

Middle ranged

90

100

no

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

260

270

280

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

and

90

Occup ation and in du st ry di v i si o n

100

no

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

24 0

260

270

280

over

-

2
2
2
-

5
5
3
2
-

41
41
8
33
*

135
17
118
40
77
1

223
33
190
45
139
6

354
113
241
38
180
23

469
190
279
42
194
42

573
276
297
39
203
55

594
262
332
35
204
92

653
355
298
27
146
120

572
258
314
34
135
123

596
355
241
18
107
83

809
584
225
15
73
65

290
152
138
14
32
53

280
199
81
6
34
28

227
138
89
8
30
26

225
123
102
4
3
19

61
26
35
6
6
7

111
69
42
5
5
2

142
95
47
2
4
4

17
10
7
3

*41
28
13
4

80
and
under

ALL WORKERS
SECRETARIES -----------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------------FINANCE ---------------------------------------------SERVICES --------------------------------------------

6,362
3,245
3,117
389
1,609
749

38.5
39.0
38.0
37.0
37.0
40.0

I9 3 .5 0 f 91.50
2 0 2 . 0 0 202.00
185.00 182.00
169.50 164.50
171.50 169.00
195.50 192.50

f65.50-ll6.00
175.50-219.00
156.00-209.00
140.00-192.50
148.00-192.00
177.50-211.50

SECRETARIES, CLASS A ------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------FINANCE ----------------------------------------------

281
103
178
97

38.0
39.0
37.5
37.0

235.00
259.50
221.00
214.00

231.50
265.00
214.50
209.50

205.50-265.00
239.50-280.00
195.00-243.50
193.00-231.50

-

•

-

.

_

•

2

3

9

7

10

*

*

-

*

*

-

2
“

3
2

9
4

7
6

10
7

25
1
24
15

26
4
22
15

31
10
21
12

21
5
16
8

20
7
13
10

20
9
11
5

16
9
7
2

33
20
13
4

SECRETARIES, CLASS R ------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES --------------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------------FINANCE ---------------------------------------------SERVICES --------------------------------------------

1,217
658
559
56
78
263
135

38.5
39.0
38.0
38.5
37.5
37.0
40.0

220.00
226.00
213.00
273.00
188.00
202.00
215.50

219.50
228.00
211.50
269.50
183.50
205.00
214.50

198.00-240.00
206.00-241.50
187.50-237.00
258.00-288.50
163.50-211.50
184.50-219.50
197.50-233.00

•
“

*

.
-

_
-

2
2
2
-

8
8
6
2
-

14
«
14
6
8

20
3
17
13
*

37
11
26
6
11
9

62
26
36
1
11
22
2

87
41
46
11
25
10

93
34
59
6
34
19

153
91
62
4
40
18

142
75
67
6
45
16

106
59
47
5
19
20

171
133
38
2
19
13

141
95
46
1
4
20
16

65
24
41
25
1
1
12

8
3
5
1
1
2
-

SECRETARIES, CLASS C ------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES --------------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------------FINANCE ---------------------------------------------SERVICES --------------------------------------------

2,417
1,254
1,163
142
133
644
221

38.5
39.5
38.0
38.5
37.5
37.0
39.5

194.00
202.50
185.50
238.00
166.00
172.50
197.00

192.00
203.00
181.00
244.00
161.00
172.00
195.00

170.50-214.00
182.00-215.00
160.50-203.00
226.00-250.50
145.00-180.00
157.00-188.00
183.00-211.00

•
-

•
-

-

1
1

15
4
11

59
14
45

107
14
93

162
48
114

221
76
145

278
124
154

-

-

-

1

9
2
*

15
30
-

16
70
7

22
88
4

20
107
18

15
118
21

296
163
133
5
9
84
35

254
118
136
15
10
68
40

254
156
98
3
6
45
36

356
298
58
8
3
16
24

98
50
48
22
5
18

63
42
21
6
2
5
7

63
34
29
16
2
5
5

106
55
51
46
2
3

10
10
8
2
-

60
51
9
8
1

14
7
7
5
.
2

SECRETARIES, CLASS 0 ------------------------MANUFACTURING------------ ------ — — ----- —
NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------------FINANCE ---------------------------------------------SERVICES --------------------------------------------

2,423
1,230
1,193
107
605
365

38.5
39.0
38.0
36.0
37.0
40.0

175.50
184.50
166.00
139.00
149.50
183.50

172.50
183.00
163.00
136.00
148.00
184.50

150.00-198.50
160.00-203.00
140.00-187.50
123.50-150.00
135.00-165.00
171.50-196.00

*

2
2
2
*

5
5
3
2
-

40
40
8
32
*

117
13
104
28
75
1

156
19
137
24
107

231
99
132
14
102
16

284
139
145
15
91
38

303
189
114
5
81
28

246
112
134
7
58
69

258
151
107
2
30
75

192
105
87
1
18
64

161
104
57
7
28

276
201
75
18

64
38
26
15

25
17
8
-

3
3
1

38
35
3
-

9
3
-

8
1
7
-

5
4
1
-

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL ------------------------MANUFACTURING------------ ------— — ----- —
NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES --------------------------FINANCE ----------------------------------------------

413
205
208

39.0
39.5
38.0
38.5
37.0

179.50
180.00
179.00
206.00
141.00

186.50
190.50
176.00
211.00
137.00

156.50-190.50
160.00-190.50
149.50-211.50
177.50-227.50
125.00-156.50

.
*

.
*

_
-

9
9
9

16
2
14

27
8
19
14

24
13
11

37
21
16
7

31
18
13
5
3

29
29
28

7
2
5
5

15

9
7

13
13
12

15
15

•
-

6
6

2
2
-

2
1
1
1

3
3
3

6

34
4
30
20
3

119

7

35
20
15
1
7

STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR --------------------------MANUFACTURING--------------------------------- —

284
140

39.5 169.00 163.00 153.00-179.03
40.0 170.00 161.00 154.00-185.00

_
“

-

_
-

*

3

20
7

38
19

52
29

60
29

42
13

22
10

14
10

14
13

1
-

8
-

-

2
2

4
4

2
-

1
1

1
-

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE TYPISTS -----------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------FINANCE ----------------------------------------------

78
78
71

37.0 138.50 140.00 125.00-151.50
37.0 138.50 140.00 125.00-151.50
37.0 136.50 136.00 125.00-148.00

*

3
3

2
2
2

3
3
3

22
22
21

8
8
8

19
19
19

7
7

7
7

6

6

5
5
2

1
1
-

1
1
1

„
-

-

-

•
-

-

-

-

•
-

-

TYPISTS, CLASS A ------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------FINANCE ---------------------------------------------SERVICES --------------------------------------------

483
152
331

38.5
39.5
38.0
36.5
40.0

-

1
-

3
3
3

52
4
48
45

62
8
54
52

69
27
42
32

52
9
43

40
19

25
4

45
35

7
2

1

2

1

9

•
-

1
•

5

•
•
•

2

-

-

•

2

10
1

3
3
-

.

21
2

12

9

4

3

15
15
4

-

21

2

95
44
51
33
18

no

60

200
85

150.00
154.00
148.00
132.50
155.00

143.50
144.00
142.00
129.50
150.00

130.00-165.00
137.00-179.00
125.00-163.00
120.00-143.00
137.00-166.00

3

1

11
3

6

10

22
21

no

1

6

10

-

10

-

10
4

1

*
'

allows:
** Workers were distributed as follows:

22 at $280 to $290; 5 at $290 to $300; 1 at $300 to $310; 4 at $310 to $320 5 at $320 to $330; 3 at $330 to $340; and 1 at $340 to $350.
5 at $280 to $290; 2 at $290 to $300; 9 at $300 to $310; and 3 at $310 to $320.

See fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s .




6

6

26
82
7
56
19
26
9 **19
2
1
2
-

"

.
-

Table A-1a.

W eekly earnings of office w o rke rs —large establishm ents in Boston, M ass., August 1 97 6 — Continued
W eek ly earnings 1
(standard)

S

80

Occupation and industry division
workers

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of—
s

Number
M ean *

(standard)

M edian £

M id d le ranged

90

100

s

S

S

S

110

120

S

130

S

s

S

160

$

$

$

S

S

140

150

170

180

190

200

210

220

6
3
3
1

10

17

-

-

10
-

17
-

170

180

190

200

210

S

220

$

$

230

240

$

S

250

260

S
270

and
under
90

280
and

100

120

no

130

140

150

160

230 _24fl_

280

over

250

260

270

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

ALL WORKERS—
CONTINUED

$

TYPISTS. CLASS 0 -----------------MANUFACTURING -----------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

583
156
A 27
319
53

38.0
39.5
37.0
36.5
39.0

128.50
129.50
128.50
120.50
128.00

$
122.00
126.00
119.00
113.50
126.00

$
$
109.00-140.00
120.00-136.00
105.50-142.00
105.00-134.00
120.00-135.00

-

27
3
24
21
1

133
13
120
112
6

97
22
75
69
4

100
56
44
22
19

77
30
47
30
12

52
16
36
29
7

35
5
30
21
4

15
3
12
8

6
1
5
4

8
4
4
2

FILE CLERKS, CLASS A -------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------FINANCE -----------------------

324
61
263
193

38.0
38.0
37.5
37.0

133.50
130.00
134.50
126.50

129.00
129.00
129.50
124.50

117.00-143.50
117.00-139.00
116.50-145.00
113.50-139.00

•
-

11
11
11

13
13
13

84
24
60
54

62
8
54
41

47
14
33
27

49
5
44
33

27
9
18
6

5
5
3

7
1
6
4

6

3

6

2

-

1

-

.

•

1

.

6
1

3

6

2

-

1

-

-

-

1

-

FILE CLERKS, CLASS B -------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------FINANCE -----------------------

398
374
329

37.5 117.50 107.00 101.00-127.50
37.5 114.50 107.00 100.00-123.00
37.5 109.50 105.00 100.00-117.00

•
-

78
78
78

137
136
130

52
52
47

39
35
34

28
27
24

12
12
10

9
8
3

15
13
3

11
8

15
3

1
1

1
1

-

.
-

•

.
-

.
-

-

_
-

•
-

FILE CLERKS, CLASS C -------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------FINANCE -----------------------

355
304
162

38.0 126.50 120.09 107.50-140.00
38.0 128.50 125.00 107.50-140.50
37.0 109.00 108.00 97.50-114.50

.
-

51
51
51

63
45
45

62
35
34

33
27
18

44
44
8

59
59
3

11
11
2

5
5
1

1
1

3
3

7
7

16
16

-

.
-

-

•
-

•
-

•
-

-

-

MESSENGERS ------------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------FINANCE -----------------------

418
136
282
208

38.0
39.0
37.5
37.0

122.50
140.00
114.50
113.00

116.50
127.50
110.00
108.50

105.00-131.00
117.00-163.50
103.00-122.00
103.00-122.00

3
3
-

18
18
16

137
20
117
100

92
29
63
36

56
20
36
24

38
5
33
26

16
8
8
6

15
15
-

10
8
2

15
15
-

17
16
1

-

1

-

-

•

-

•

.

_

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SWITCHROARD OPERATORS ------------MANUFACTURING ------- ----------NONMANUFACTURING --------—
PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------RETAIL TRADE ----------- -----FINANCE ----------------------S E R V I C E S --------------------—

403
159
244
32
57
85
63

39.0
39.5
38.5
40.0
38.0
37.0
39.5

160.00
167.00
155.00
199.00
159.50
143.50
138.00

156.00
161.00
150.00
194.50
156.00
144.50
139.50

139.50-174.00
147.50-181.00
131.00-171.00
171.00-233.00
136.00-190.50
125.00-156.50
120.50-155.00

_
-

14
14
1
2
11

14
14
«
2
7
5

39
6
33

-

-

5
16
12

36
11
25
8
13
4

62
30
32
8
14
10

52
21
31
1
8
12
10

57
36
21
5
10
6

38
12
26
14
4
5
3

25
17
8
1
6
1

28
14
14
12

6
1
5
1
2

9
1
8
5
2

3
3
1
-

12
3
9
8
•

1
1
1
-

7
7
•

-

-

-

*

1

*

-

-

-

-

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTSMANUFACTURING ------------------

87
50

38.5 147.50 148.50 125.00-162.00
39.5 158.50 160.00 147.00-169.00

.
-

•
-

9
-

7
3

7
•

9
6

15
10

8
4

18
16

•
“

10
7

3
3

1
1

.

.
-

•
-

•
-

•
-

*

-

ORDER CLERKS ----------------------MANUFACTURING ---------- --------

158
138

38.0 142.00 132.00 122.00-152.50
38.0 143.00 131.00 122.00-156.00

.

.

6
-

4
3

58
56

23
21

21
17

12
10

5
5

7
7

7
6

6
6

<
s
4

3
3

_
-

-

•
-

.
-

*

.
-

ACCOUNTING CLERKS, CLASS A -------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------ —
RETAIL TRADE ----------------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ----------------------

1,318
354
964
127
249
112

38.5
39.5
38.0
37.5
36.5
39.5

195.00
192.00
196.50
156.00
157.00
178.00

196.00
186.00
215.00
151.00
156.00
174.50

161.00-219.50
165.50-213.50
160.00-219.50
135.50-179.00
139.00-173.00
158.50-190.00

.
-

2
2
2
-

3
3
3
-

11
-

62
16
46
13
33
-

79
16
63
21
32
10

102
29
73
13
40
20

120
47
73
19
38
16

105
41
64
10
30
23

101
54
47
13
18
13

61
29
32
5
15
10

40
23
17
3
6
8

345
24
321

8
3
-

41
41
13
28
-

4
2

26
19
7
3
2

35
16
19
2
3

40
10
30
5

27
12
15
-

50
3
47
-

49
10
39
*

19
5
14
*

ACCOUNTING CLERKS, CLASS B -------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------FINANCE ----------------------SERVICES ---------------------

1,412
325
1,087
429
249
84

37.5
38.0
37.5
37.0
37.0
39.5

152.00
155.50
150.50
124.00
130.50
143.50

140.00
147.00
140.00
120.00
129.00
144.00

121.00-182.00
137.00-175.00
118.50-188.50
109.00-137.00
117.00-140.00
135.00-150.00

4
4
4

27
27
27
-

114

156
10
146
99
45
2

187
49
138
69
58
11

152
29
123
52
48
23

168
65
103
35
38
29

103
42
61
23
25
9

75
21
54
31
7
10

69
35
34
9

40
15
25
1
4

35
16
19

96
4
92

171
19
152

10
5
5

5
4
1

-

.
-

-

•
-

-

-

11

11

103
79
24

See footnotes at end of tables.




7

-

1

-

-

-

-

Table A-1a.

W eekly earnings of office w o rke rs —large establishm ents in Boston, M ass., A ugust 1 9 7 6 — C ontinued
W eek ly earnings 1
(standard)
Average
w eek ly
h ours1
(standard)

Occupation and industry division

Number of worker s receiving straight-time weekly earnings of—

%

M iddle range *

90
and
under
90

%

%

%

1

$
120

$
130

S
1^0

S
150

s
160

$
170

I
180

$
190

1
200

s
210

$
220

1---- 5
--- 1---- 3---

s

230

90

100

110

-

-

-

100

110

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

2lQ

220

230

24Q

3

9

16
2
14
13

14
9
5
4

38
17
21
14

35
13
22
13

12
1
11
3

26
14
12
8

24
10
14
8

7
1
6
-

13
10
3
3

22
18
4
3

12
12

-

•

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

7
1
6

122
40
82
12
63

123
56
67
10
45

107
72
35
7
22

81
49
32
14
15

56
41
15
4
2

8
6
2

-

89
36
53
3
48

128
55
73

-

35
10
25
25

74

42

10

11

64

31

12
2
10
2
6
-

30
19
11
8
1
2

12
3
9
9

3
2
1
1

29
34

29
7
22
1
17
3

240

250

260

270

280

250

260

and

27p

280

over

ALL WORKERS—
C0NTINUE0
$

PAYROLL CLERKS ---MANUFACTURING -NONMANUFACTURING
RETAIL TRA0E -

238
110
128
77

38.0
38.5
38.0
37.5

159.00
169.50
150.00
141.50

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A
MANUFACTURING ---------NONMANUFACTURING ------RETAIL TRADE --------FINANCE ---------------

799
376
423
50
231

38.5
39.0
37.5
38.5
37.0

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS 6
MANUFACTURING ---------NONMANUFACTURING ------PUBLIC UTILITIES ----RETAIL TRADE --------FINANCE ---------------

372
58
314
35
128
138

38.0
40.0
37.5
40.0
36.5
37.0

$

157.00
167.00
145.09
138.50

132.00180.00
137.00- 200.00
130.09-168.50
118.03-160.00

166.50
167.50
165.00
159.00
145.50

160.50
166.00
154.59
157.50
145.00

146.50184.00
151.50183.00
142.00-186.00
147.50170.00
135.50154.50

140.00
158.00
136.50
193.00
131.00
126.00

133.00
156.00
130.00
182.50
129.50
125.00

121.09-152.50
141.50177.50
120.00145.00
176.00214.50
121.00140.00
116.50134.50

1

3
3

8

5
4
-

4

6

4

21

48

4

21

48

83
4
79

2

8
13

18
30

36
39

2

See footnotes at end of tables.




8

11
15

2

-

-

-

2

-

-

14

-

14
14

3
1
2
-

-

3

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

-

-

-

3
-

-

-

-

-

8
3
5

3
3

-

-

-

-

-

23
1
22

•

3
3

-

•

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

T ab le A -2 . W eekly earnings of professional and technical w orkers in Boston, M a s s., A ugust 1976
W eek ly earnings *
(standard)
Number
of
workers

Occupation and industry division

ALL
COMPUTER

SYSTEMS

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of—
S

$

A verage
w eek ly
hours*
(standard)

M ean 2

M edian 2

M iddle ran ge2

130
and
S
under
130
140

S

E

140

150

160

S

E ----

E

170

180

190

200

E

210

s

E

220

230

240

250

E

260

S

320

S

E

340

360

380

160

150

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

26Q

280

300

320

31
-

4

360

380 over

50

-

340

WORKERS
ANALYSTS

$

___

$

$

$

15
J i Ji

j

U " J ( J»ilO

-----------------------------

51

39.0 423.00 415.50 372.50-509.50

-

-

-

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
( B U S I N E S S ) , C L A S S B -------------------

576

38.0 316.50 313.00 278.00-348.50

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

*

-

-

37.5 318.00 313.00 278.50-348.50
37.0 293.50 288.00 268.50-318.50

-

-

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
( B U S I N E S S ) . C L A S S C ------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------F I N A N C E -----------------------

94
82
71

37.5 228.00 228.00 209.00-243.00
37.5 224.00 224.50 203.50-238.00
37.0 221.00 217.00 197.50-237.50

-

-

-

•
-

-

-

-

-

1
1
1

2
2
2

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS (BUSINESS).
C L A S S A --------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------F I N A N C E ------------------------------

629
267
362
235

38.0
39.0
37.5
36.5

291.00
296.00
288.00
289.00

294.00
301.50
285.00
288.00

259.00-326.00
263.00-328.50
253.50-316.50
257.50-315.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

“

*

*

-

*

38.0
39.5
37.5
37.0

254.00
267.00
247.00
236.50

249.50
262.50
242.00
234.00
286.50

226.50-278.00
239.50-294.00
219.00-268.50
215.00-255.00
252.50-337.00

-

-

4

11

19

11
11

19
19

-

-

-

5

10

19

22

34

72

79

2
2

16
13

19
11

33
23

63
54

65
45

*

577
204
373
267

-

-

495
260

N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------F I N A N C E ------------------------------

PROGRAMMERS
—
—
—
—

(BUSINESS).
—
—
—
—

—

M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------F I N A N C E ------------------------------

-

212
188
162

37.5 195.50 192.00 169.00-218.50
37.5 192.00 188.00 168.00-213.00
37.0 190.00 188.00 165.50-211.50

C O M P U T E R O P E R A T O R S , C L A S S A --------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------F I N A N C E -----------------------------S E R V I C E S ----------------------

663
223
440
192
100

38.0
39.5
37.5
36.5
39.0

223.50
240.00
215.00
217.00
207.00

219.50
236.00
219.50
214.00
198.00

200.50-241.50
218.00-271.00
195.50-230.50
199.50-235.50
193.00-225.50

C O M P U T E R O P E R A T O R S , C L A S S B ------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------ -----N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E -------------R E T A I L T R A D E ----------------F I N A N C E ----------------------S E R V I C E S -----------------------------

740
223
517
76
72
216
143

38.0
39.0
37.5
38.0
38.5
36.0
39.5

186.50
193.50
183.00
179.00
177.50
188.00
178.50

180.00
186.00
178.00
164.50
176.00
185.00
172.50

165.00-200.00
170.00-209.00
162.00-200.00
150.00-200.00
165.00-182.00
169.50-201.50
154.50-197.50

1
1
1
-

20
20

C O M P U T E R O P E R A T O R S , C L A S S C --------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------

294
57
237

37.5 160.00 155.50 143.00-171.00
38.5 164.00 166.00 146.00-182.50
37.5 159.00 155.00 142.00-169.00

24
4
20

-

35

73

79

60

48 **75

69
43

62
35

51
17

37
10

73
2

-

*

*

11
11
11

6
6
6

4
4
4

17
13
13

14
13
6

13
13
12

6
4
4

6
6
5

8
7
6

1
-

3
-

2
2
1

-

-

-

16
16

-

13
8
5

11
11
11

22
22
10

35
6
29
15

24
9
15
12

46
16
30
22

95
38
57
32

89
37
52
36

103
47
56
42

77
46
31
22

43
20
23
17

27
14
13
10

28
10
18
6

13
1
12
12

60
11
49
47

63
24
39
23

60
15
45
38

63
13
50
38

71
36
35
26

80
37
43
21

69
35
34
27

24
16
8
2

20
9
11
1
10

16
5
11

1
1

3
1
2

-

•

-

-

3
1
-

2

-

•
•

_
-

•
-

•

-

-

-

-

-

-

90
64
26
12
2

23
11
12
5
2

1
•
•

-

•

•

-

.
-

-

-

2
2

5
2
3
•
-

-

1
1

-

-

-

-

-

-

21
21
12

29
17
15

22
21
21

22
22
19

14
13
12

9
8

12

22

-

-

3
2

10
10
3
2

12
3
2

22
10
3

34
3
31
14
13

79
17
62
21
32

68
17
51
35
10

125
22
103
36
8

58
24
34
14
7

74
38
36
16
6

46
16
30
16
10

18
11
7
6
1

60
1
59
25
1
18
15

100
46
54
2
17
27
8

140
44
96
7
22
31
36

86
31
55
12
34
9

79
30
49
6
3
29
11

79
16
63
19
3
35
6

44
23
21
6
9
6

30
12
18
2
12
4

25
6
19

11
4
7

-

-

4
2
14

42
42
12
7
21

1
6
5

4
3

7
2
5
2
3

36
8
28

46
3
43

54
11
43

56
9
47
27

28
7
21

19
4
15
13

8
5
3

9
2
7

9
4
5

.

-

-

-

.

-

-

-

-

-

*

-

-

.
-

3

-

6
6
2

12
12
12

-

9
4
2

35
35
31

-

-

0

28
28
28

-

-

-

-

8

1
1
1
1
-

7
2
5
5
.
-

-

_

-

-

-

-

5

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

5

73 at $ 380 to $400; 57 at $400 to $420; 20 at $420 to $440; 17 at $440 to $460; 28 at $460 to $480; 9 at $480 to $500; 34 at $500 to $520; and 3 at
33 at $ 380 to $400; 29 at $400 to $420; 10 at $420 to $440; 2 at $440 to $460; and
7 at $ 110 to $ 120; and 12 at $ 120 to $ 130.

See fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s .




-

2

5
5

-

4
2

5

5

1

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS (BUSINESS).
C L A S S C -----------------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------F I N A N C E ---------------- ---------- —

*
Workers were distributed as follows:
$520 to $540.
** Workers were distributed as follows:
*** Workers were distributed as follows:

-

-

-

-

-

-

COMPUTER
CLASS B

300

and

3 73 • 0C
355.00
SERVICES

E

E

280

Under

9

at $480 to $500.

T ab le A -2 . W e e kly earnings of professional and technical w orkers in Boston, M ass., A ugust 197 6 — C ontinued
Weekly e r i g 1
anns
(tnad
sadr)
Number
o
f
wres
okr

Occupation and industry division

Average
weekly
hus
or*
( t n a d Mean ^
sadr)

S

Median*

Middle ranged

S

130
Under
and
S
under
130
140

$
140

150

Number of workers receiving traight-time weekly earnings of—
i
i
S
s
t
S
s
$
160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230 240 250 260 280

$
300

S
320

$
340

“
1
360

380
and

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

260

280

300

320

340

360

380 over

ALL WORKERS—
CONTINUED
DRAFTERS. CLASS A --------------MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTUPING ------------SERVICES -------------------

1,191
550
641
590

39.5
40.0
39.5
39.5

$
282.00
283.00
281.00
278.00

$
278.00
278.50
275.00
273.50

$
$
257.50-308.00
260.00-303.00
257.50-309.00
256.00-298.00

*

2
2

*

“

-

-

*

2
2
2

20
12
8
8

22
7
15
15

71
32
39
39

46
25
21
20

81
29
52
52

80
34
46
46

317
146
171
170

216
119
97
95

87
23
64
46

132
59
73
49

58
29
29
26

30
24
6
6

27
11
16
16

DRAFTERS. CLASS B --------------MANUFACTURING ------------ -—
NONMANUFACTURING ------------- —
PUBLIC UTILITIES ----------SERVICES ------------------- —

1,179
503
676
65
576

39.0
40.0
38.5
39.5
38.5

238.50
236.00
240.50
282.00
240.00

244.00
230.00
244.50
273.00
244.00

210.00-273.50
203.00-273.50
215.00-272.00
272.00-288.00
215.00-264.50

4
4
-

8
8
-

5
5
-

10
10
6

32
24
8
6

46
27
19
18

56
45
11
10

63
17
46
46

66
34
32
29

139
75
64
61

71
22
49
2
46

61
22
39
39

119
27
92
92

79
33
46
1
44

224
103
121
30
89

104
42
62
17
45

92
32
60
15
45

•
•
-

•
•
-

•
-

•
•
-

DRAFTERS. CLASS C ------------ --MANUFACTURING ------------ ---- —
NONMANUFACTURING ------------- —
SERVICES ------------------- —

599
254
345
310

39.5
40.0
39.0
39.5

181.50
182.00
181.50
180.00

181.50
176.00
182.00
182.00
-_

162.00-204.00
149.50-210.00
166.00-199.50
170.00-194.00

48
18
30
18

16
10
6
6

44
40
4
4

15
3
12
12

64
27
37
37

106
33
73
73

89
18
71
71

52
26
26
26

31
11
20
20

61
30
31
27

15
14
1
1

28
11
17
15

15
2
13
“

12
10
2
*

3
1
2
*

-

-

•
-

•
-

-

•
•
-

102
83
19
16

89
85
4
4

140
112
28
4

171
146
25
10

160
143
17
2

176
158
18
18

122
106
16
10

130
96
34
23

87
58
29
18

105
80
25
16

139
96
43
30

156
55
101
15

285
12
273
7

-

-

•
-

*

31
14
17
2

46
40
6
“

25
9
16
1

56
41
15
15

75
t2
>
13
7

94
68
26
17

63
45
18
12

80
63
17
8

128
94
34
28

84
55
29
15

285
12
273
7

-

.
-

•
-

22
16
6

10
2
8

72
•
72

•
-

-

-

-

.

1

8
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS --------- _
MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------SERVICES --------------------

1,960
1,312
648
183

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

244.00
223.50
286.00
245.00

232.50
220.00
306.50
248.50

202.50-293.00
198.00-247.00
244.00-334.50
218.50-282.00

3
3
-

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS. CLASS AMANUFACTURING ------- ----- ---- —
NONMANUFACTURING ------------SERVICES -------------------- —

974
504
470
118

40.0
40.0
40.0
39.5

277.50
257.50
299.00
262.00

280.00
254.00
327.50
254.50

240.00-327.50
233.00-290.00
260.00-334.50
234.50-292.00

-

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS. CLASS BMANUFACTURING --------- — ----- —
NONMANUFACTUPING ------------- —

735
580
155

40.0 220.50 216.00 198.00-230.00
40.0 209.50 213.00 197.00-225.00
40.0 260.50 283.00 208.50-306.50

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS. CLASS CMANUFACTURING ----------------

177
160
166
109
57

_

REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL NURSES ---MANUFACTURING --------- ------ - —
NONMANUFACTURING -------------

1

26
22
4
4

23
18
5
2

.
*

.
-

.
*

-

-

7
1
6
6

•
-

-

•
-

15
12
3

25
22
3

50
43
7

45
41
4

64
53
11

105
87
18

127
126
1

114
111
3

37
35
2

29
23
6

20
9
11

40.0 174.00 178.00 157.50-194.00
40.0 174.50 180.00 158.00-195.00

3
3

12
12

26
22

8
6

9
5

36
30

34
34

31
31

14
13

1
1

2
2

1
1

.

*

_

*

-

-

-

-

-

-

39.0 233.50 237.00 211.50-246.50
39.5 234.00 237.00 215.00-246.00
37.5 233.00 237.00 202.00-263.00

•

-

.

-

-

-

-

-

1
1

7
1
6

6
4
2

1
1

23
14
9

20
16
4

14
12
2

27
22
5

28
23
5

12
5
7

17
3
14

5
5

5
4
1

-

-

•

•

-

-

See footnotes at end of tables.




34
27
7
4

12
12
-

10

-

Table A -2 a .

W e e kly earnings of professional and technical w o rke rs —large establishm ents

in Boston, M ass., August 1976
Weekly earnings 1
(standard)

Occupation and industry division

of
orkeis

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earning
140

Mean *

Median 2

Under

Middle range2

S
140

s

$

S

Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

150

160

170

180

190

s

200

s

210

i

$

220

230

240

250

260

of----$

270

1 -------

S
280

300

320

340

360

and
under

380

and

150

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

-

-

-

-

“
-

-

-

-

-

•
-

240

260

over

-

-

270

280

300

320

340

360

380

8
3

6
-

5

6
5

31
3
28
27

49
6
43
38

61
15
46
40

71
28
43

5

250

40

67
38
29
26

*182
80
102
32

56
14
42
21

57
6
51
17

39
11
28
8

**75
2
73
2

ALL WORKERS
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
(BUSINESS) , CLASS A ----------MANUFACTURING --------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------FINANCE --------------------

$
302
213

3 8 .0
4 0 .0
3 7 .5
3 7 .0

3 7 2 .0 0
3 7 5 .5 0
3 6 9 .5 0
3 3 8 .0 0

$
3 6 4 .5 0
3 7 5 .0 0
3 5 0 .5 0
3 3 7 .0 0

$
3
3
3
3

2
5
1
0

8
1
7
8

.0 0
.0 0
.0 0
.0 0

$
-40
-40
-40
-3 6

2
0
5
3

.0
.0
.0
.0

0
0
0
0

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
(BUSINESS). CLASS B ----------MANUFACTURING -------- ------NONMANUFACTURING -----------FINANCE --------------------

460
61
399
215

3 8 .0
4 0 .0
3 7 .5
3 7 .0

3 2 1 .0 0
316 .5 0
3 2 1 .5 0
2 8 9 .5 0

3 1 8 .5 0
3 2 7 .0 0
3 1 7 .5 0
2 8 4 .5 0

2
2
2
2

7
7
7
6

8
8
7
0

.0
.0
.0
.0

-3
-3
-3
-3

9
8
0
7

.0
.5
.0
.0

0
0
0
0

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
(BUSINESS). CLASS C ----------NONMANUFACTURING -----------FINANCE --------------------

80
71
68

3 7 .5
3 7 .5
3 7 .5

2 2 5 .0 0
2 1 9 .5 0
2 1 8 .0 0

2 2 1 .0 0
2 1 7 .0 0
2 1 6 .5 0

2 0 2 .0 0 -2 4 3 .0 0
1 9 7 .5 0 -2 3 6 .0 0
1 9 6 .0 0 -2 3 5 .0 0

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS (BUSINESS).
CLASS A -----------------------MANUFACTURING --------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------FINANCE --------------------

431
203
228
172

3
3
3
3

8 .5
9 .5
7 .5
7 .0

3 0 0 .0 0
3 1 2 .0 0
2 8 9 .5 0
2 8 3 .5 0

2 9 9 .0 0
309 .0 0
2 8 4 .5 0
2 7 3 .5 0

2
2
2
2

6 5 .5 0 -3 3 0
8 5 .5 0 -3 3 5
5 5 .5 0 -3 1 7
4 9 .5 0 -3 1 3

.5
.5
.5
.5

0
0
0
0

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS (8USINESS).
CLASS B -----------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------FINANCE --------------------

408
152
256
224

3
3
3
3

8 .0
9 .5
7 .5
7 .0

2 5 1 .0 0
2 7 4 .5 0
2 3 7 .5 0
2 3 4 .5 0

2
2
2
2

2
2
2
2

2
5
1
1

.0
.5
.0
.5

0
0
0
0

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS (BUSINESS).
CLASS C -----------------------NONMANUFACTURING — ---------FINANCE --------------------

174
161
156

3 7 .5
3 7 .5
3 7 .5

19 5 .0 0
1 9 1 .0 0
1 9 0 .0 0

1 9 2 .0 0
1 8 8 .0 0
187 .0 0

1 6 9 .0 0 -2 1 7 .0 0
1 6 5 .5 0 -2 1 3 .0 0
1 6 5 .5 0 -2 1 2 .5 0

FINANCE --------------------

461
174
287
159

3 8 .0
4 0 .0
3 7 .0
3 6 .5

2 2 3 .5 0
2 4 5 .0 0
2 1 0 .5 0
2 1 2 .0 0

2 1 9 .5 0
2 4 0 .0 0
2 1 5 .0 0
2 0 8 .0 0

2 0 3 .0 0 -2 4 0 .0 0
2 2 6 .5 0 -2 7 1 .0 0
1 9 5 . 0 0 - 2 2 0 . CO
1 9 4 .5 0 -2 3 1 .0 0

COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLASS b ---MANUFACTURING --------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------FINANCE --------------------

332
151
181
107

3 8 .0
3 9 .0
3 7 .5
3 7 .0

1 9 4 .5 0
2 0 1 .0 0
1 8 9 .0 0
1 8 4 .5 0

1 8 9 .5 0
1 9 3 .0 0
1 8 4 .0 0
1 7 9 .5 0

1 7 2 .5 0 -2 1 2 .0 0
1 7 6 .5 0 -2 1 4 .5 0
1 7 1 .0 0 -2 0 6 .5 0
1 6 7 .0 0 -1 9 9 .0 0

COMPUTER OPERATORS, CLASS C ---NONMANUFACTURING -----------FINANCE --------------------

192
152
127

3 8 .0
3 7 .5

16 1 .0 0
15 8 .0 0
1 6 0 .0 0

1 4 2 .0 0 -1 7 9 .0 0
1 4 0 . 0 0 - 1 7 3 . 0C
1 3 7 .0 0 -1 7 3 .0 0

*** 3 9

3 7 .0

1 6 1 .5 0
1 5 8 .0 0
1 5 8 .0 0

DRAFTERS, CLASS A -------------MANUFACTURING ---------------

627
364

3 9 .5
4 0 .0

2 9 0 .0 0
2 9 2 .5 0

2 8 2 .5 0
2 8 5 .5 0

2 6 2 .0 0 -3 2 2 .5 0
2 6 2 .0 0 -3 2 8 .5 0

2

DRAFTERS, CLASS B -------------MANUFACTURING --------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------PUBLIC UTILITIES ----------

519
300
219
48

3 9 .5
4 0 .0
3 9 .0
4 0 .0

2 5 2 .5 0
2 5 6 .5 0
2 4 6 .5 0
2 7 7 .0 0

2
2
2
2

23
22
23
27

COMPUTER OPERATORS. CLASS A ---MANUFACTURING ----------- ---NONMANUFACTUPING

-----------------

475
173

4
7
3
3

6
7
5
7

8
3
6
4

.5
.0
.0
.0

0
0
0
0

9 .0 0
3 .5 0
9 .0 0
2 .0 0

6
1
5
1

2
9
2
2

0
0
0
0

.0 0
.0 0
.0 0
.0 0

.0
.0
.5
.0

0
0
0
0

-2
-2
-2
-2

-2
-2
-2
-2

5
4
6
1

7
9
5
5

7
7
7
8

5
6
5
2

4
7
2
8

.5 0
.5 0
.0 0
.0 0

-

•
-

-

•

-

-

-

_

"

1
1
1

2
2
2

11
11
11

-

-

-

-

*

“

_

“

-

-

*

"

-

-

28
28
28

31
31
31

1

8

10

-

-

-

1

-

49
4
45
28

6
6
6

4
4
4

14
13
13

7
6
6

13
13
12

6
4
4

5
5
4

4
3
2

3
3
3

1
-

3
-

-

11

10

11
11

10
10

23
6
17
15

19
9
10
9

32
8
24
22

30
14
16
13

27
8
19
13

65
29
36
23

76
47
29
18

62
38
24
16

29
20
9
6

25
14
11
10

22
10
12
6

21
16
5
2

10
9
1
1

5
5
•

1
1
-

3
1
2

-

-

-

.

.

•

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

•

•

1
1

-

-

•
-

•
•
-

1
1

2
2

-

-

.
-

_

60

57
23

86
59

45
29

25
24

11

•
.

-

-

•
.

-

-

“

-

40
13
27
23

49
12
37
36

45
6
39

56
24
32

25
10
15

36
24
12

35

26

11

10

40
27
13
11

12
12
12

12
12
12

12
11
9

22
21
21

20
20
19

13
12
12

9
8
8

8
3
2

2
2
2

2
1
-

1

2

14

23
3
20
14

43
9
34
21

50
6
44
34

93
11
82
19

42
16
26
14

53
38
15
13

35
16
19
16

17
11
6
6

19

13

10
4

1

3

4

5
2
3
2

2
2

4

17
6
11

-

-

37
28
24

22

8
3
3

9

9

15
13

19
15
13

7
6

5
4

*

*

-

“

2
“

10
6

7
7

8
8

2

18
17

27
19

22

5
2

16
10

1

12
11
1

7

2

6

8

8

9

6

14

IS
4
3

-

-

-

-

39
38
1

13
11
2
2

.
.
-

3
2
1

_

1

1
1

-

-

.
.
-

.
-

-

.
-

•
.

.

*

-

-

-

-

23

22

39
17

57
26

24
10
14

39
15
24

31

*

4
4

*

30
3
27
25

9

-

-

*

13
1
12
12

40
23
17
6

-

-

-

19
19
19

11
-

34
16
18

*

-

-

11
11

38
19
19
15

23
21
15

-

-

4
4
2

44
19
25
12

26
23
16

5

61
8
53
42

60
26
34
23

7
7

5

31
7
24
23

39
18
21
16

7
2

-

27
2
25
20

10
3

9
1
8
7

12

27
1
26
23

8
3

7

12

15
3
12
11

14
10

7

35
33

16
3
13
13

*

-

-

2
2

-

-

-

5
5
5

-

*

-

-

-

2
-

-

•

”

“

-

1

64
40

53

26

22

6
20
2

.
-

-

81
32

107

149
97

65
23
17

32
6
-

14

38

42

52
28

-

*
Workers were distributed as follows: 59 at $ 380 to $400; 37 at $400 to $420; 15 at $420 to $440; 18 at $440 to $460; 26 at $460 to $480; 8 at $480 to $500; 16 at $ 500 to $ 520; and 3 at $520
to $ 540.
** Workers were distributed as follows: 33 at $ 380 to $400; 29 at $400 to $420; 10 at $420 to $440; 2 at $440 to $460; and 1 at $480 to $500.
*** Workers were distributed as follows: 8 at $110 to $120; 16 as $120 to $130; and 15 at $130 to $140.
See fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s.




11

Table A -2 a .

W e e k ly earnings of professional and technical w o rke rs —large establishm ents

in Boston, Mass., August 1976— Continued
W e e k l y e a r n in g s 1
(sta n d a rd )

Occupation and industry division

N um ber
of
w o rk e re

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of—
150

160

170

180

190

S
200

210

160

170

180

190

200

210

220

230

240

250

260

-

7
3
4

21
19
2

16
13
3

27
18
9

27
18
9

21
11
10

43
30
13

15
14
1

15
11
4

3
2
1

12
10
2

6
4
4
4

8
6
2
2

19
15
4
4

59
43
16
16

45
41
4
4

75
71
4
4

116
106
10
10

107
105
2
2

no
106
4
4

91
82
9
9

no
96
14
14

68
58
10
10

44
38
6
6

36
28
8
8

103
78
25
21

130
43
87
15

48

-

-

_
-

-

*

“

30
29
1
1

45
38
7
7

78
68
10
10

49
45
4
4

35
31
4
4

96
76
20
20

58
43
15
15

48

*

10
9
1
1

30
26
4

*

4
2
2
2

28
28

*

7
1
6
6

-

_

-

-

10
10
“

19
15
4

21
17

26
24
2

68
59
9

89
88
1

74
71
3

37
35
2

27
23

8
6
2

6
2

4

15
9
6

7
2
5

72
72

8

9

24

14

31
31

14
13

1
1

2

1

1
1

2
1
1

2
2

23
14
9

9
5
4

10
8
2

15
11
4

27
23
4

12
5
7

6
3
3

2
2

5
4
1

$

A v erag e
w e e k ly
h o u rs1
(s ta n d a rd ]

M e d ia n

*

M id d l e r a n g e *

$

140
Under
,
j
and
140 under
150

$

S

*
S
S
S
3
220 230 240 250 260

$
270

280

S
300

S
320

s
340

360

3 --380
and

280

300

320

340

360

380

over

-

2

1
1

.
•

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

.
-

-

-

270

ALL WORKERS—
CONTINUEO
DRAFTERS, CLASS C -------MANUFACTURING --------NONMANUFACTURING -----ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS —
MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------- ------------------------ --SERVICES -------------------------------------------

237
165
72

$
$
$
$
39.5 194.50 196.50 172.00-217.50
40.0 196.50 196.50 172.00-219.00
39.0 189.00 197.00 171.00-214.50

22
10
12
3
3

5
5

1,180
923
257
140

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

239.50
230.00
275.00
244.00

234.00
225.00
301.00
245.00

207.50-275.00
203.00-254.00
243.00-306.50
202.50-290.00

518
396
122
81

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

266.00
258.50
269.00
269.50

262.50
254.00
301.50
282.00

240.00-293.00
238.00-288.00
256.50-327.50
243.00-300.00

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS, CLASS BMANUFACTURING --------NONMANUFACTURING ------

479
361
118

40.0 230.00 220.00 205.50-242.50
40.0 215.00 216.00 202.00-226.00
40.0 276.50 306.50 252.50-306.50

.
-

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS, CLASS C-

115

40.0 181.50 182.00 170.00-196.00
u •u

3

39.0 237.50 240.00 211.00-253.00
40.0 237.00 239.50 214.50-246.00
38.0 238.50 245.00 209.50-269.00

_

-

-

-

-

-

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS, CLASS AMANUFACTURING -------------------------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------------SERVICES -------------------------------------------

REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL NURSES --MANUFACTURING --------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------

126
76
50

-

8

-

4

0

See footnotes at end of tables.




-

-

12

1
1

-

4

4

11
-

11

-

-

-

48
7
-

48
7
-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

*

-

-

-

-

Table A -3 . Average w eekly earnings of office, professional, and technical w orkers, by sex.

in Boston, Mass., August 1976
Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

Number
o
f
wies
okr

Weekly
Weekly
hu*
a r * erig 1
anns
(tnad (tnad
sadr) sadr)

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - HEN
$

Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

Average
(mean2)
Number
Weekly
o
f
Weekly
anns
w i e s h u s1 e r i g 1
oki
or
sadr) (tnad
tnad sadr)

,T J '
A
m
Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

36.5 121.50
38.5 121.50

212
180
180

40.0 174.50
166.00
40.0 166.00

412

270

38.0 122.00

205

37.5 117.50
37.0 111.00

176.00
138.50
168.00
171.50

175
41
88

39.5 164.00
146.00
190.00
39.0 149.50

38.0 201.50
36.0 176.00
38.5 186.00

236

38 •5 169.00
39.5 173.50

187
212

16*5 145*00
36.5 135.00

178
142

808

56
128
92

39.0 142.50
36.5 147.50
37.0 152.00

803
183

38.5 173.00
39.0 171.00

38.5 147.50
146.50
38.0 149.00
141.50
37.5 140.00
35.5 163.00
38.0 144.00

330

171.50

274

37.5 153.00

1,211

4,257
1,437

SECRETARIES* CLASS 0
manufacturing

RETAIL TRADE —

—

—

—

—

38.5 203.00

301
102
58

38.0 146.00
38.0 140.50

STENOGRAPHERS* GENERAL — —
MANUFACTURING — — —— —
NONMANUFACTURING —
— —

—
— —
— —

$
37.5 175.00
39.0 182.50

180
117
1,616
733

38.5
38.5
36.0
36.0
39.0

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTS-

SERVICES

457
nu I

STENOGRAPHERS* SENIOR
OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - WOMEN
NUNnANUr

Weekly
erig *
anns
|t n a d ( t n a d
sadr) sadr)
Weekly

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS WOMEN— CONTINUED

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS WOMEN— CONTINUED
SECRETARIES - CONTINUED

229
169

Number
o
f

ML 1UK1No

""

A iL

1K

m

82
70
137

UL

""

ORDER CLERKS

MI^L

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE TYPISTS —

3.339
1.601

1m

37.5 186.00
38.5 232.50
38.5 192.00
36 •0 179.00
39*0 188.00

typists* class

V m MI/
u

38.0 210.00
39.0 216.00
38.5 262.00
38.5 194.50
187.50
36.0 199.50
39.0 211.50

3.572
1.488
2.084
204

1 IM LL
' J.

37.5 206.00
36.5 227.00
38.5 233.50

38.0
39.0
37.5
38.5

a

38.0 227.50
38.5 228.50

2.265
981
1.284
91
179
99
582
333

1 1* U L
M

™nwLLwMLL

514

37.5 152.00
36.5 136.50
163.00

547

39.0
38.0
38.5
39.0

TYPISTS* CLASS B —————— ———

— — —

1,349

37.5 128.00
37.0
38.5
36.5
37.0

M L 1M I L

A

IKMUL

181.00
181.50
213.50
174.50
159.00
160.00
179.00

161
FILE CLERKS* CLASS A — — — —

— —

430
60

682
370

126.50
215.50
121.00
123.00

90

37.5 172.00

37.5 134.50
36.5 129.50

77
53

37.5 163.50
36.0 166.50

964
2,345

38.0 139.50
38.0 130.00
38.0
158.00

145.50
37.5 144.50
37.0 146.00
147.50
122.50
36.0 139.00
37.5 143.00

144
115

NONMANUFACTURING

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
LLAbb A

664

192.00
198.00
188.00
233.50

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,

®
137
986
461

37.5 165.50
36.5 178.00
38.5 191.00

FILE CLERKS* CLASS C —

— —

—

F I N A N C E ----------- -----------

See footn otes at end o f ta b le s .




38.0 150.50

ACCOUNTING* CLERKb* CL®bb

53
155
74

w 1M X L

—

FINANCE

1 ■

581
250

™ »V Lk H L^
■.b
.

SERVICES —

154.50
39.0 151.50
157.00
117.50

1,013
50

6.542
478
695
'Ll M I L

38.0 191.00

499
496

896
448

10.698

13

743
75
358

37.5 120.00
118.50
37.0 108.50

Table A -3 . A verage w ee k ly earnings of office, professional, and technical w orkers, by sex,
in Boston, M ass., August 197 6 — Continued
Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS
WOMEN— CONTINUEO

N um ber
of
w o rk e rs

A v erag e
(m e a n 2 )
W e e k ly
h e u rs 1
[s ta n d a rd )

W e e k ly
e a r n in g s 1
(sta n d a rd )

Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

professional

-

and

N um ber
of
w o ik e n

A v e ra g e
(m e a n 2 )
W e e k ly
h o u rs 1
[sta n d a rd )

W e e k ly
e a rn in g s 1
(sta n d a rd )

Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

A v e ra g e
(m e a n 2 )

N um ber
of
w o rk e rs

W e e k ly
h o u rs 1
s ta n d a r d )

W e e k ly
e a r n in g s 1
[s ta n d a rd )

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - MEN— CONTINUED

technical

OCCUPATIONS - MEN— CONTINUED
$

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS— CONTINUED
311

$

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS. CLASS CH f_ I AIL
c

1H A U t

SERVICES

■■■■ ■

---------------------------------

60

14s !o 0
38.5 169.50

37.0 191.00

1

162.50
160.50
164.00
161.50
149.50
151.00
164.50

801
133
668
82
130
153

HL 1

38.0
38.5
38.0
39.5
38.5
37.0
38.5
37.5
38.5
37.0
39.5
39.5
37.0

141.00
141.00
141.00
175.00
148.50
132.00

92

40.0 174^50

PROFESSIONAL ANO TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - WOMEN

3 iJ

1.330
649
681
83
101
291
95

164
ijj

37 • 5
36 • 5
39.0 206.00
92
57

NONMANUFACTURING
38.0 188.50

366.00
369.50
37.0 333.00

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
R t T AIL

TK

Aufc

"

193

37.5 298.50

38 «5 181.00
36,0 188.50

37.0 271.50

50

37.5 220.50

154

37.5 280.00

75

36.5 280.00

40.0 238.00
39.0

77

97

148

38.0 249.00

73

37.0 232.00

96

37.5 192.00
188.00

160.00
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
127

FINANCE —

36.5 132.50

37.0 155.00
COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS (BUSINESS).

1.163
40.0 283.50
282.50
279.00

NONMANUi A L 1UKINu

vLAbb

A

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - MEN
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
529

38.5 375.50

552

39.0 241.00

339
199

37.5 375.50
36.5 348.00

rj
-

39.5
40.0 181.00
39.0 183.00

222
321

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS (BUSINESS).
niUnMAriUr A v 1U H I n u

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
*D U j 1 Il. i / . UL A J j
'Cj j
"
63
344
163
CLASS A ---------------------------

39.5 316.50 ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS —
37.5 325.50
37.0 306.50
NONMANUF"ACTURING

475
219
256
160

38.0
39.0
37.5
36.5

295.00
298.00
292.50
293.00

—— —— —

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS. CLASS A-

951

40.0 277.00
40.0 257.50

708
429
151
278

38.0
39.5
37.5
37.0

215.00

40.0 244.50
40.0 286.50

COMPUTER 0» ERAlUKif CLA j j v

264.00

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS (BUSINESS).
NONMANUFACTURING ------------- —
FINANCE

1.894
1.274
620

255.50
270.00
247.50
238.00

82

38.5 200.50

40.0 221.00
210.50
40.0 260.00

56

39.5 178.00

U K Ar T t K b v

CL A

jj

V*

229.00

nonmanufacturing

See footnotes at end of tables.




14

**

— — —

—

—

—

57

233.50
233.50
37.5 233.00

Table A -3 a .

A verage w e e k ly earnings of office, professional, and technical w o rkers, by s e x -

large establishments in Boston, Mass., August 1976
Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

A v erag e
(m e a n 2 )

N um ber
of
w o ik e n

W e e k ly
h o u rs1
(sta n d a rd )

W e e k ly
e a r n in g s 1
(sta n d a rd )

Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - MEN
MESSENGERS

-------------------------------------

215
85

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS
WOMEN — CONTINUED

$
38.0 125.50

N um ber
of
w o ik e n

A v e ra g e
(m e a n 2 )
W e e k ly
h o u rs 1
(sta n d a rd )

W e e k ly
e a r n in g s 1
(sta n d a rd )

Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

btrliUK

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS
WOMEN— CONTINUED

-

$

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE
NONMANUFACTURING

-------------------- —

IC

j

.j 0

typists

N t 1A l t

tLA^b

IKAUt

N L 1A I w

™ "

1K A U L

138 50
136.50

70
IT, 1 5 1 5 ^

155.00
151.00

JVb

_

214.00
38*5 213.50

W e e k ly
e a r n in g s *
(sta n d a rd )

1,349

1 0.00

55
155

W e e k ly

-

■"

84

A v e ra g e
(m e a n 2 )

(sta n d a rd )

$
b It N U u K A r n L K b f

N um ber
of

A

r
_n

154.50
132.50

—

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - WOMEN

j l v

K

c 1

374

t IA X C

319

193.50
202.00

AK itj

JJ

36.5 120.50
39.0 1..O.00

1 *»A U t

1.607

N U N M A N U ’ A t 1U K i l i u
H t 1A I L

i L L i ’L 1 A K 1 1

jj

j

—

n

u

.

J7.0

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
lDUj

51
152

N L j j /9

tL Abb

A

tLAbb

D

113.50

159
241

39 ^
38.5 155.50

61

39.5 138^00

153
134

38.0 141.50

. I'WIVL

n

238.00
* t r A X I.
*

1

38

ijb

38.5 194.00

"”*™**""

162 00

n

202.00
2,408
1.252
1.156

""""

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - MEN

220.00
226.00
213.00
273.00

U

|HAUt

"""

1K A U C

lDUb1 NLbb >i

38 0

"

J J X .UU

173.00
K L 1A I L

1K A U t
J•J
J

LL Abb

175.50

U

1.230
N U N M A I N U r A L 1U K i n o
m

t 1A I L

1K A U L

J

m

m

JO •u

139.00

40.0 183.50
408
205
N U N n A N U r A v 1U K i N o

105
60

179.00
180.00
178.00
204.50
37.0 141.00

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS (BUSINESS).
K

l

1A 1 U

1K A U t

193
94
See fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s .




15

154.00
178.00

96
87
83

37.5 192.50
37.0

Table A -3 a . A verage w e e k ly earnings of office, professional, and technical w o rkers, by s e x -

large establishments in Boston, Mass., August 1976— Continued
Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

N um ber
of
w o rk e rs

A v e ra g e
(m e a n 2 )
W e e k ly
h o u rs 1
s ta n d a r d )

W e e k ly
e a r n in g s 1
(sta n d a rd )

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - MEN — CONTINUED

Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

N um ber
of
w o rk e rs

A v e ra g e
(m e a n 2 )
W e e k ly
h o u rs *
sta n d a r d )

W e e k ly
e a r n in g s *
(sta n d a rd )

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - MEN— CONTINUED

Sex, 3 occupation, and industry division

N um ber
of
w o rk e rs

(m e a n 2 )
W e e k ly
h o u rs 1
s ta n d a r d )

W e e k ly
e a r n in g s 1
(sta n d a rd )

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - WOMEN— CONTINUED
$

COMPUTER OPERATORS. CLASS

Jj j
161

CLASS
inn

195.50

1.144
896

JO •J §25.50
40.0 245.50
37 •0 208.50
212.50

vUr"' L 1
I

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS. CLASS
vwAj3 A

^ 1j 1L. AriAL 1j 1j
..

/..
-r

288.00

NONMANUFACTURING
CLA oj

C

LLtL 1

1

v LA JJ
i

0

g/ /
74

118
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS. CLASS
361

r

2 3 2 I00

102
40.0
192.00
37 1 5

NONMANUFACTURING

201
47

3 9 ) 5 254.50
40.0 277.00

*66

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - WOMEN

39 r
40.0 197.50
39.0 ID^.^0

__

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS
NONMANUFACTURING

..3Q.-.0

See footnotes at end of tables.




190.50

16

Table A -4 .

H ourly earnings of m a in ten an ce, toolroom , and p o w e rp la n t w orkers in Boston, M ass., August 1976
Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—
--- $
s
5
$
S
I
T --- T --$
5
S
$
$
$
S
i
$
S
s
$
S
3.80 4.00 4.20 4.40 4.60 4 .80 5 .00 5 .20 5.40 5.60 5.80 6 .00 6.20 6.40 6.60 6.80 7.00 7.20 7.40 7.60 7.80 8.20

Hourly earnings

un e
r Li
Occupation and industry division
wres
okr

Mean 2 Median2

Middle r n e 2
ag

Under

and
$
3.80 under
4.00 4.20 4.40 4.60 4.80 5 .00 5 .20 5 .40 5.60 5.80 6.00 6 .20 6.40 6.60 6.80 7.00 7.?0 7.40 7.60 7.80 8.20 over

ALL WORKERS
MAINTENANCE CARPENTERS ---------MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------r e t a i l t r a d e ---------------

345
183
162
59

$
6.30
6.20
6.41
6.95

$
5.93
5.92
6.23
7.23

$
5.675.755.504.98-

$
6.94
6.62
6.94
8.48

e l e c t r i c i a n s -------MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------SERVICES -------------------

1.007
774
233
59

6.52
6.44
6.80
5.99

6.47
6.47
6.79
6.00

5.735.676.405.35-

7.05
6.8S
7.40
6.23

MAINTENANCE PAINTERS -----------MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------

198
81
117

6.00
6.05
5.97

5.87
5.84
5.89

5.23- 6.88
5.65- 5.93
4.93- 6.95

MAINTENANCE MACHINISTS ---------MANUFACTURING------------ ----

765
747

6.33
6.31

6.32
6.27

5.67- 6.66
5.67- 6.66

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS (MACHINERY)
MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------RETAIL TRADE ---------------

2,177
1,782
395
64
163

6.15
6.09
6.41
6.33
6.11

6.40
6.33
6.79
6.68
5.67

5.415.435.404.755.40-

6.88
6.88
7.38
7.50
6.87

11
11

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS
(MOTOR VEHICLES) --------------MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ----------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------RETAIL TRADE ---------------

770
136
634
410
61
156

6.98
6.34
7.11
7.41
7.48
6.31

7.20
6.40
7.20
7.50
7.42
7.20

6.435.696.566.607.175.16-

7.73
6.60
7.90
8.11
7.96
7.20

5
5
-

MAINTENANCE PIPEFITTERS --------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------

344
330

6.46
6.45

6.63
6.63

5.67- 6.88
5.67- 6.88

MAINTENANCE SHEET-METAL WORKERS MANUFACTURING ----------------

107
84

6.46
6.49

6.49
6.63

6.02- 6.88
5.67- 6.88

.
-

-

MILLWRIGHTS ---------------------MANUFACTURING ----— ----------

146
140

5.90
5.92

5.92
5.92

5.38- 6.37
5.45- 6.37

-

-

MAINTENANCE TRAOES HELPERS -----MANUEACTURING----------- ----NONMANUFACTURING ------------PUBLIC UTILITIES -----------

211
120
91
36

4.73
4.56
4.94
5.50

4.50
4.56
4.49
6.40

4.034.153.913.00-

17
8
9
*

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS (TOOLROOM)
MANUFACTURING ----------------

150
150

5.76
5.76

6.08
6.08

5.40- 6.22
5.40- 6.22

12
12

TOOL »N0 DIE MAKERS ------------MANUFACTURING ----------------

689
689

6.62
6.62

6.40
6.40

6.08- 7.32
6.08- 7.32

.

.

.

-

*

-

-

-

STATIONARY ENGINEERS -----------MANUFACTURING ---------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------BOILER TENDERS -----------------MANUFACTURING ----------------

227
153
74
315
273

6.94
7.09
6.64
5.53
5.55

6.87
7.20
6.70
5.46
5.67

5.795.796.384.584.58-

•

-

-

-

-

—
•

-

-

-

-

-

8
3

9
9

maintenance

*
**
***
t

Workers
Workers
Workers
Workers

were
were
were
were

distributed
distributed
distributed
distributed

as
as
as
as

follows:
follows:
follows:
follows:

6
6

-

*

5.20 *** 29
9
4.98
6.40
20
10
6.40

8.00
8.29
6.98
6.10
6.10

2
2
2

-

2
2
-

n
4
7
2

17
17
13

9
8
1
-

15
7
8
*

11
4
7
5

51
27
24
5

55
50
5
-

39
33
6
-

8
8
-

11
11
-

22
14
8
*

17
17
-

25
24
1
1

8
8
4

6
6
-

3
3
-

9
3
6
6

24
3
*21
21

_
-

_
-

12
12
-

16
15
1
-

6
6
-

17
17
-

30
29
1
1

30
14
16
15

57
55
2
*

102
96
6
5

28
20
8
7

73
60
13
13

25
14
11
6

152
141
11
1

71
15
56
2

115
89
26
6

63
53
10
1

39
39
2

65
64
1

24
24
*

54
53
1
*

28
21
7
*

*

6
6

1
1

6
1
5

4

9
1
8

11
3
8

10
10

4
4

33
29
4

32
29
3

3
3
“

4
4

2
2
-

12
3
9

21
21

2
2
-

10
10

6
6

10
6
4

3
3

3
2
1

-

-

6
6

4
4

52
52

28
27

31
31

26
23

84
83

98
95

34
34

70
70

3
3

186
186

13
12

13
13

_
-

42
42

•
-

1
*

74
66

14
14
“

81
81
“

19
17
2
*

32
26
6
*

160
137
23
22
”

77
70
7
1

25
16
9
•
"

33
31
2
1

186
106
80
79

164
154
10
10

154
150
4
1

62
47
15
3

211
210
1

80
34
46
10
3

273
235
38
36

95
93
2
*

119
16
103
20

209
177
32
27
“

.
*

70
70
*

3

1

99
87
12
5
5

24
24
-

12

3
3
-

23

20
19
1
-

20
14
6
4

•
-

23
12
11
10

-

-

24

-

12

74
17
57
56
1

37
33
4
4

27
27
8
19

37
37
13
24
-

121

-

121
41
80

88
11
77
72
5
-

23
21
2
-

.
-

-

-

-

-

•

.

.
-

18
18

-

28
28

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

“

-

-

25
25

9
7
2
*

39
20
19

_
-

-

*

-

_

-

*

2

-

1

-

8
8

34
31

33
33

4
4

13
13

26
25

13
13

79
79

12
8

“

1
1

12
10

*

13
13

1
1

7
7

5
4

20
3

10
7

24
24

1
1

27
27

_

-

10
7

6
5

6
6

55
55

2
*

13
13

*

8
8

1
1

-

12
12
-

12
11
1
“

14
13
1

2

7

1

-

-

17

1

4

2
*

16
15
1
1

7
4

1
“

“

~

17
17

1
*

*

13
13

1
1

7
7

25
25

7
7

5
5

33
33

23
23

1
1

23
23

.

-

12
-

.

*

69
69

-

23
10

-

13
19
19

-

17

-

-

-

-

1
1
30
30

36
36

6
2
1
1

18
18

.

*

*

-

*

2

•

.

4

.

•

2
-

-

-

4

-

“

-

.

-

•

_

-

-

-

-

-

*

9
9

5
5

30
30

26
26

1

t47
80
7

.

-

-

*

64
64

2
2

86
86

94
94

68
68

78
78

35
35

12
12

59
59

121
121

8

4
3
1
21
13

12
9
3
9
6

16
13
3
22
6

18
16
2
4
3

4
4

11
11
-

14
1
13

5
1
4

12
2
10

24
10
14

2
2

-

17
11
6

34
33

38
38

26
26

1
1

4
4

29
24

-

74
105
6
99 **74
74
74
25
*
*

1
1

_

8
3

-

.

-

-

23

3

11
11

-

“

.

9 at $8.20 to $8.60; 1 at $8.60 to $9; 10 at $ 9 to $9.40; and 1 at $9.40 to $9.80.
52 at $8.20 to $8.60; and 22 at $8.60 to $9.
1 at $2.80 to $3; 16 at $3 to $3.20; 1 at $3.20 to $3.40; and 11 at $3.60 to $3.80.
16 at $8.20 to $8.60; 25 at $8.60 to $9; 1 at $9 to $9.40; and 5 at $9.40 to $9.80.

See fo o tn o te s at end of ta b le s .




*
15
13

-

-

_

54
21
33
27
5
*

-

3

-

8
8

*

-

*

6
6

-

-

1

25
24
1

.

-

-

-

-

•

-

T a b le A -4 a .

Hourly earnings of m aintenance, toolroom , and pow erp lan t w o rke rs —large establishm ents

in Boston, M ass., August 1976
H u l erig 4
o r y anns
Occupation and industry division
wres
okr

Mean * Median*

Middle r n e *
ag

Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—
S
S
%
S
S
S
s
T~
S
$
$
S
i
S
S
$
$
$
S
%
S
$
4.00 4.20 4 .40 4.60 4 .eo 5 .00 5 .20 5.40 5.60 5.80 6 .00 6.20 6.40 6.60 6.80 7.00 7.20 7.40 7.60 7.60 8.00 8.20
U “der and
4.00Under
*♦.20 4.40 4 .60 4.80 5 •00 5 .20 5 .00 5.60 5.80 6.00 6 •2JL 6.00 6.60 6.80 .7»aii-UZSL-IxAfl 7.60

'.80 8 ,00 8.20 over

ALL WORKERS
MAINTENANCE CARPENTERS -----------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------

261
156
105

$
6.39
6.22
6.65

$
6.06
5.92
6.23

$
5.695.895.65-

$
6.77
6.29
8.00

-

MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIANS ---------MANUFACTURING ------------ -----NONMANUFACTURING --------------SERVICES ----------------------

734
559
175
55

6.67
6.67
6.66
6.01

6.61
6.50
6.79
6.08

6.005.806.235.40-

7.05
7.05
7.36
6.28

-

-

-

-

-

MAINTENANCE PAINTERS -------------MANUFACTURING --------- ------- —
NONMANUFACTURING ---------------

174
01
93

6.17
6.05
6.28

5.93
5.84
6.67

5.65- 6.93
5.65- 5.93
5.20- 7.39

-

m a i n t e n a n c e m a c h i n i s t s -----------m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------- --------- —

600
590

6.39
6.40

6.35
6.35

5.81- 6.66
5.81- 6.66

.
-

1,138
971
167

6.46
6.39
6.87

6.44
6.40
6.87

5.84- 7.11
5.84- 6.ea
6.79- 7.40

3
3
*

NONMANUFACTURING -------- ------PUBLIC UTILITIES -------------

233
82
151
122

7.14
6.55
7.46
7.65

6.84
6,50
7.28
7.50

6.556.406.847.28-

7.50
6.60
8.37
8.37

-

MAINTENANCE PIPEFITTERS ----------MANUFACTURING -------------------

293
285

6.67
6.67

6.88
6.88

5.92- 7.11
5.92- 7.11

MAINTENANCE SHEET-METAL WORKERS --MANUFACTURING ---------------- —

107
84

6.46
6.49

6.49
6.63

6.02- 6.88
5.67- 6.88

MILLWRIGHTS ------------------------

89

5.90

5.92

5.86- 5.92

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS (MACHINERY) m a n u f a c t u r i n g -------- ----— ---NONMANUFACTURING --------------MAINTENANCE MECHANICS
(MOTOR VEHICLES) ----------------m a n u f a c t u r in g

-----------------------------------------------------------------

2

-

2
-

2

3
3

2
2

9
8
1

11
3
8

6
4
2

38
19
19

51
50
1

39
33
6

8
8

11
11

18
14
4

1
1

14
13
1

4
•
4

6
6
-

3
3

3
3
-

6
6

24
3
*21

.

6
6
-

4
3
1
1

20
6
14
13

30
28
2
“

88
82
6
5

28
20
8
7

23
12
11
11

23
14
9
6

136
125
11
1

62
15
47
2

99
89
10
6

53
45
8
1

39

4
4

38
37
1
-

-

39
2

54
53
1
*

*

23
21
2
*

-

*

4
3
1
-

1
1

6
1
5

4
4

9
1
8

3
3
*

10
10

4
4

33
29
4

32
29
3

3
3
“

4
4

2
2

8
3
5

21
21

2
2
-

10
10

6
6

10
6
4

3
3

-

3
2
1

.
-

6
6

4
4

12
12

16
15

23
23

26
23

61
60

74
71

14
14

70
70

3
3

186
186

13
12

13
13

-

36
36

-

1
*

.
-

42
42

9
9
~

8
6
2

8
2
6

67
66
1

4
2
2

4
4
“

8
7
1

77
76
1

33
33
“

129
127
2

26
25
3

178
177
1

20
13
7

59
23
36

201
163
38

45
45

6?
62
*

*

3
3

_

-

-

-

-

_
-

-

-

-

-

3
2
1

4
2
2

•
•
-

4
1
3
2

25
21
4
3

36
17
19
18

37
33
4

*

**46
46
46

*

*

.
-

*

“

*

13
13

8
a

34
31

33
33

4
4

5
5

26
25

*

•

.
*

-

*

1
1

12
10

*

13
13

1
1

7
7

5
4

20
3

-

-

-

-

-

10

6

6

55

2

1

-

-

14
13
1

2
2

15
15
*

3

1

_

-

17

3

1

7
7

10
10

7
7

5
5

33
33

23
23

1
1

23
23

*

2
2

15
15

18
18

46
46

36
36

11
11

12
12

59
59

9
1
8

5
1
4

11
2
9

24
10
14

2
2
-

13
8
5

-

2
2

1
1

-

5

-

“

-

31
12
19

*

9
8
1

-

•
*

•
-

“

1
1

1
1

_

•

.

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

*

*

-

4
4

-

.

.

1

.

-

*

-

*

4
3
1

6
3
3

4
1
3

6
4
2

1
1
“

11
11
*

-

9
9

9
1

9
6

7
6

4
3

34
33

5
5

155
85
70

4.76
4.60
4.96

4.50
4.57
4.49

4.00- 5.52 ***36
17
4.00- 5.13
19
3.91- 6.40

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS (TOOLROOM) MANUFACTURING ------------------

111
111

6.10
6.10

6.18
6.18

5.91- 6.25
5.91- 6.25

•

TOOL AND DIE MAKERS --------------MANUFACTURING ------------------

391
391

7.05
7.05

7.19
7.19

6.42- 7.32
6.42- 7.32

STATIONARY ENGINEERS -------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------

122
66
56

6.79
6.78
6.81

6.87
6.87
6.70

6.18- 7.22
6.15- 7.44
6.39- 6.98

BOILER TENDERS --------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------

91
69

5.61
5.61

5.83
5.90

5.15- 5.93
5.27- 5.93

13
13

*
3
3

-

1

3

18

-

•

59

19
-

133
128
5

31
31
31

19
19
19

“

9
6
3
3

.
*

36
36

-

1
1

59
-

-

-

19
*

”

13
13

79
79

12
8

-

28
28

10
7

24
24

1
1

-

11
11

8

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

2

-

-

-

-

.

-

3

2

-

*

-

•

17

4 at $8.20 to $8.40; 5 at $8.40 to $8.60; 1 at $8.60 to $8.80; 10 at $9.20 to $9.40; and 1 at $9.40 to $9.60.
17 at $8.20 to $8.40; 7 at $8.40 to $8.60; 20 at $8.60 to $8.80; and 2 at $8.80 to $9.
1 at $2.80 to $3; 6 at $3 to $3.20; 1 at $3.20 to $3.40; 11 at $3.60 to $3.80; and 17 at $3.80 to $4.

See footnotes at end of tables.




-

9
7
2

MAINTENANCE TRADES HELPERS -------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------

*
Workers were distributed as follows
** Workers were distributed as follows
*** Workers were distributed as follows

2

-

“
-

2
2
1
1

-

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

*

-

121
121

9
9

5
5

5
5

22
22

26
26

6
6
-

1
-

7
7
-

6
6
-

1

-

-

.

.

•

5
-

5

T a b le A -5 .

Hourly earnings of m aterial m ovem ent and custodial w orkers in Boston, M ass., August 1976
Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—

Hourly earnings 4

S

$

workers

Mean 2

M e di a n2

Middle range 2

S

S

t

s

s

s

s

s

$

S

$

S

%

f

2 .4 0

2 .6 0

2 .8 0

3 .0 0

3 .2 0

3 .4 0

3 .6 0

3 .8 0

4 .0 0

4 .2 0

4 .4 0

4 .6 0

4 .8 0

5 .0 0

*
5 .2 0

$

2 .2 0

Occupation and industry division

$

5 .4 0

5 .8 0

6 .2 0

6 .6 0

7.0 0

7.4 0

7.8 0

2 .6 0

2 .8 0

3 .0 0

3 .2 0

3 .4 0

3 .6 0

3 .8 0

4 .0 0

4 .2 0

4 .4 0

4 .6 0

4 .8 0

5 .0 0

5 .2 0

5 .4 0

5 .8 0

6 .2 0

6 ,6 0

7.0Q

7 .4 0

7.8 0

8 .2 0

390
193

388

536

278

20
516

1763
155

236

no

197

1608

161

1365

176
172

T

T ---------- $

and
under
2 .4 0

ALL

T

WORKERS
$
6 .5 9

$
7 .0 8

$
5 .8 0 5 .2 3 -

$
7 .7 3
6 .9 9

22
-

18
8

53
-

9
-

181

49

44

27

32

56
33

226

12

43
22

292

29

51
29

168

11

27
-

68

-

12
-

82

6 .2 5

57

132

3,73 *.

6 .1 0
6 .7 2

7 .0 8

6 .1 4 -

7 .7 3

-

12

22

10

53

71

27

9

39

169

22

12

22

21

23

111

160

50
176

1 .6 3 5

7 .4 9

7 .7 3

1

32

T R U C K O R I V E R S -----------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------- --------- ----N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------ --------- ---P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ---------------- —
R E T A I L T R A D E ----------------------S E R V I C E S -----------------------------

4 ,7 1 4
980

-

2

60

55

1 .3 0 6

6 .3 3

7 .0 3

5 .5 7 -

7 .7 3

-

10

53

24

“

-

-

-

3

102

122

51

129

5
-

347

186

6 .8 4

4 .1 0 -

6 .9 5

-

12

5

-

-

5
-

21

5 .9 2

10
-

48

653

12
-

11
5

3

2

162

14

5

6

14

4

4

3

15

65

273

8

57

4

92

5 .3 9

6 .1 4

4 .6 2 -

6 .1 4

-

-

-

-

-

9

*

-

7

*

2

5

8

1

1

3

1

55

-

-

-

-

-

T R U C K D R I V E R S . L I G H T T R U C K --------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------ — -------—
n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g
-------------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E -------------------

436

4 .8 7

3 .2 0 3 .9 9 -

7 .7 3
7 .9 6

22

18

53

68

13

8

22

21

8

20

14

2

-

-

8

-

-

-

17

11

2

-

309

4 .4 8

3 .5 0

3 .1 3 -

5 .2 0

8

5

10

11
9

-

13

1
7

11
4

6

5 .8 3

4 .0 0
4 .8 1

12

127
228

4 .6 5

3 .2 0

3 .1 3 -

7 .7 3

12

5

*

*

*

-

.
-

T R U C K D R I V E R S . M E D I U M T R U C K -------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E --------- — ----"
R E T A I L T R A D E --------- -------- -----

1 .41 0
545

6 .0 4

1

14

159

28

-

12

1
158

TRUCKDRIVERS. HEAVY TRUCK
( T R A I L E R ) -----------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S -----------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E -------------------

865

7 .4 0 -

7 .7 3

6 .1 4

5 .3 3 -

7 .0 3

6 .2 9

6 .5 3

5 .5 0 -

7 .4 3

5 .8 7

6 .1 4

4 .7 5 -

7 .0 3

320

6.3 1

6 .6 0

5 .7 1 -

7.0 3

240

4 .7 0

4 .1 0

4 .1 0 -

4 .8 3

1.56 7

7 .1 3

7 .7 3

6 .8 4 -

6 .1 3

6 .2 5

6 .2 5 -

12

22

10

53

11
57

12

10

10

48

48

*

*

.
“

*

.
*

-

-

-

-

-

9

14

7

2
4

6

12

2

•
•
•

-

*

3

-

8

-

-

.
-

10
7

32

37

13

17

3

15

20
17

33
33

15

-

-

4

14

-

«

9

14

1

2

-

12

-

-

-

-

2

157

9

*

_
-

-

6

•

-

-

7 .3 0
7 .7 2

7 .7 3

7 .0 8 -

7 .7 3

582

7 .7 3

7 .7 3 -

7 .0 4

7 .2 9

7 .0 8 -

7 .8 4

542

6 .6 4

7 .4 0

4 .6 0 -

P U B L I C U T I L I T I E S ----------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ------------------

322
108

S H I P P I N G C L E R K S ------------- --------- —
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------- -------

-

-

-

10

•

10

-

5 .6 7

NONMANUFACTUPING ---------------

5 .2 9
6 .8 6

7 .4 0
5 .5 5

5 .9 4 -

73
469

163

132

95

306

80

50

95

113

40
92

TRUCKDRIVERS. HEAVY TRUCK
( O T H E R T H A N T R A I L E R ) ------ ------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------------

N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ------------------R E T A I L T R A D E ------------- --------R E C E I V I N G C L E R K S ------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------- ----N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------ ------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ------------------R E T A I L T R A D E --------- ----- — -----

5

92

24

62

3

3

28

5

-

S H I P P I N G A N D R E C E I V I N G C L E R K S ----—
M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ------------------W A R E H O U S E M E N -----------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----— --------- ---W H O L E S A L E T R A D E ------------------R E T A I L T R A D E -----------------------

*

-

-

6 .2 5 -

7 .4 0

7.3 0
5 .7 1

7.4 0
6 .2 5

7 .4 0 5 .0 3 -

7 .7 3
6 .2 5

*

535
356

4 .5 3
4 .3 8

4 .2 7

3 .7 8 -

5 .2 6

4 .2 3

3 .7 8 -

4 .7 3

179

5 .2 6

3 .2 8 -

6 .2 6

74

4 .8 3
5 .3 4

5 .3 5

5 .1 3 -

5.7 0

100

4 .5 2

3 .8 8

2 .8 0 -

6 .4 7

543
266

4 .4 1
4 .5 7

4 .2 3
4 .5 6

3 .5 0 3 .7 5 -

5 .1 2
5.1 0

12

-

277
79

4 .2 5

4 .0 0
4 .9 7

3 .2 0 -

5 .1 2

12

4 .0 0 -

5 .6 6

-

-

3 .6 5

2 .9 1 -

4 .8 0

12

12

4 .2 9 -

6 .1 3

.
*

5.1 1

4 .3 0 -

5 .3 5

-

5 .3 0

5 .1 0

4 .2 9 -

6 .2 8

12

5 .3 0

5 .1 0

4 .8 0 -

6 .1 2

4 .8 7

5 .1 7

3 .6 3 -

5 .6 6

297

4 .6 7

4 .9 4

4 .2 5 -

5 .2 5

1 ,6 2 4

4 .9 1

5 .3 2

3 .4 5 -

5 .8 2

1 ,2 7 4

4 .8 0

5 .1 5

3 .2 5 -

5 .6 6

265

5 .1 3

5 .6 6

4 .2 2 -

4

-

-

23
16

13

10

4

7

134

29

15

183

3

•

153

5

45
89

26

15

30

“

1

2

14
14

8

22

1

-

*

“

*

“

-

*

5

89

1

-

-

-

8

5

“

*

24

42

54

58

14

47

20

25

38

40
38

23

10
14

17

41

58

14

47

20

4

2

6

13

*

*

-

11
14

22

44

21

5

-

22

1
1

25

60

72

-

159

4

12

155

-

294

4

4

125

-

-

8

4

4

102
15

230

696

163

8

-

-

87

222

696

163

-

222

114

163

•
-

“

9

-

•
•
-

-

-

15

12

66

48

75

5

49
17

-

•

48

75

5

•

12
5

24

*

12

1
55

-

18

35

24

29

-

18

-

21

17

18

18

6

29

21

12

18

17

5

2

-

1

1

10
19

21

37
24

29

25
17

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

13

10

4

6

13

2

1

6

1

12

17

5

-

-

-

39
16

20
13

41
19

76
45

2

25
7

33
26

22
8

26

40
17

12

17

5

23

7

22

31

2

18

7

14

1

18

23

13

26

-

-

-

-

5

12

-

12

-

5

-

13

-

5

17

5

23

1

14

18

2

6

7

8

1

4

13

3

10
15

3

•
-

.
-

6

24

28

10

49

61

1

4

68

64

81

47

6

11
3

7

3

-

23

31

-

3

23

17

65

20

40
16

-

8

17

25

10

26

30

1

1

45

47

16

27

24

96

12

-

95

A

“

16

24

10

12

*

203

134

42

36

32

-

-

99

11

48

-

7

-

-

92

11

48

45

6

24

18

381

110

63

170
14

11

2

156

313

110

10

-

143

180

2

12

107

-

18

8

10

38

35

11
123

11

185

31

28

22

38

11
69

96

12

94

180

24

102

16
15

12
8

55

20

11
17

25

10

12

14

19

-

6

•
-

65

95

4

6

-

30
19

-

68

•
-

-

8

43

12

-

11
11

-

5

*

-

•

9

-

11
11

80

-

96

5 .6 6

3

5

286
286
279

6

76

61
26

See fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s.




*

*

•
-

4 .9 1

257

10

-

224
440

1,92 1

12

“

-

•
-

5 .1 7

*

13

.
-

6b4

5 .1 1

*

*

22

*

5

7 .4 0

170

“

*

5

2

*

-

5 .1 0
3 .8 2

60

-

*

7 .7 3

650

195
115

4

6 .3 5

1,34 3

19
10
9

72
72

582

_

7 .7 3

224

•
-

-

89

11
11

11

48

10

193

-

-

-

89

10

193

65

52

-

191

17

27

•

12

12
12

9

-

-

•
-

-

-

-

-

6
6
6

T ab le A -5 .

Hourly earnings of m a te ria l m ovem ent and custodial w orkers in Boston, M ass., August 1 97 6 — Continued
Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—
1 ---------- 1 ---------- T
£
$
i —
S
£
£
£
£

Hourly earnings

S

Occupation and industry division
workers

Mean2

M e di a n2

Middle range 2

i

$

$

$

s

£

£

t

a

5

2 .2 0

r w u i

2 .4 0

2 .6 0

2 .8 0

3 .0 0

3 .2 0

3 .4 0

3 .6 0

3 .8 0

4 .0 0

4 .2 0

4 .4 0

4 .6 0

4 .8 0

5 .0 0

5 .2 0

5 .4 0

5 .8 0

6 .2 0

6 .6 0

7 .0 0

7 .4 0

7.8 0

2 .6 0

2 .8 0

3 .0 0

3 .2 0

3 .4 0

3 .6 0

3 .8 0

4 .0 0

4 .2 0

4 .4 0

4 .6 0

4 .8 0

5 .0 0

5 .2Q

5 .4 0

5 .8 0

6 .2 0

6 .6 0

7 .0 0

7 .4 0

7 .8 0

8.2 0

35
-

77

36

74

61

87

79

35

69

86

8

64

20

17

2
59

28

16

3

9

34

28
-

42

18

30
6

31

3

2

52

1

23

12

485
4

28

26

41

33
33
-

45
-

59

45

3 --------

and
under
2 .4 0

ALL WORKERS—
CONTINUED
ORDER FILLERS ------------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ---------------------------------------RETAIL TRADE -------------------------------------------------

$
4 .9 5

$
5 .0 3

$
3 .5 6 -

$
6 .4 1

263
1 ,1 6 4

4 .6 7

4 .4 7

3 .5 5 -

5 .4 1

1 ,4 2 7

2
-

5 .0 1

5 .1 3

18

57

63

35

28

40

34

7

8

481

4 .9 9

5 .0 3

3 .4 1 -

6.4 1

35
-

74

731

2
-

24

63

12

49

44

15

3

21

21

13

33

33

6

3

8

281

-

5 .1 2

6 .4 0

3 .7 5 -

6.4 1

2

26

8

6

4

40
19

41

396

18

19

8

24

5

14

15

7

1

21

-

199

-

677

4 .2 9

3 .4 7 -

4 .9 5

.

12

28

25

42

47

38

138

42

37

30

4

28

41

37

91

37

36

26

28

30

113

11

3 .5 8

3 .6 5

3 .1 3 -

3 .8 0

12

11
14

26

129

*

1
1

16

6

1

47

5

1

18

2

2

1

4

-

-

MATERIAL HANDLING LABORERS -------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ---------------------------------------RETAIL TRAOE -------------------------------------------------

2 ,5 6 3
1 ,6 6 4

4 .5 9

4 .3 1

130
98

118

268

46

190
151

513
507

67

259

13

4 .2 8

5 .2 9
4 .4 5

56

4 .2 0

3 .7 2 3 .7 2 -

899

5 .3 0

5 .8 5

4 .6 7 -

509

5 .8 5

5 .0 5 -

355

5 .5 0
4 .9 5

5 .5 5

3 .9 2 -

6 .4 0

FORKLIFT OPERATORS ---------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ----------------------------------------

1 ,5 0 4

5 .3 8

4 .8 8

4 .1 7 -

6 .4 6

-

11

5.1 1

4
4

113

3 .5 8 -

26
24

29

4 .4 5

22
4

28

548

3 .8 0
4 .0 3

-

SHIPPING PACKERS -----------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------

3 .5 6 -

6.4 1

-

20
-

24

38

8

19

45
27

45

93

254

31

63

229

6 .4 1

20

16

19

18

32

14

10
6

10
9

5

22

5

5

15
-

39

20

11
-

25

6 .4 1

-

6
-

4
-

30
-

12

10

11

20

8

15

39

6

4

_

-

-

_

3

32

17

67

271

18

3
-

30

16

19

267

-

12
12
-

2

48

4

11
7

-

-

-

1
-

48

4

6

929

4 .6 8

4 .6 5

4 .0 8 -

5 .1 1

-

-

575

6 .5 2

6 .5 0

6 .2 8 -

7 .7 3

-

-

155

5 .0 4

4 .7 0

3 .8 0 6 .2 8 -

6 .5 0
6 .4 6

-

-

2 .4 0 3 .9 8 -

3 .0 0
4 .9 7

1437
-

2 .4 0 -

3 .0 0

1437

5 .0 5 -

GUARDS AND WATCHMEN -------- -- -------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------- -------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------------—

*

116

26

12

12

14

1
-

104

12

100

30

1

72
66

153
139

9 ,4 1 5

2 .9 4
4 .5 1

2 .7 0
4 .3 8

2 .8 0

2 .6 4

-

6

14

2

6

12

3210

1503
12
1491

120
120

1770
12
1758

154
8

784
23

146

761

171
130
41

65
23
42

67
6

371
314

35
9

61

57

26

92
20
72

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

146
•

255

151

35

66

-

-

-

82
-

146

-

-

-

144

220
95

85

8

85

-

-

-

-

2

82

1

99

-

-

-

122

68

52

119

5

234

13

6

90

52
-

101
18

4

32
202

6
-

14

-

-

12

1
-

13
-

-

32

68
-

240
-

51

-

-

20
20
•

-

-

-

-

-

-

240
-

•
•
-

151

C
3210
-

-

45

82
-

5 .7 5

1 0 ,2 4 2
827

-

-

80
72
8

80
52
28

109
59
50

125
53
72

34
14

15
-

20

15

•

64

4 .8 7

5 .4 7

4 .1 1 -

5 .4 7

-

2

-

5

.

-

-

-

1

5

5

23

58

38

21

8

5

19

20

2

-

-

•
-

-

-

1
3

34

4 .7 5

3
49

-

4 .0 3 -

2
29

-

4 .3 1

2
-

-

4 .4 7

2
-

4

286
9 ,0 2 0

2 .7 2

2 .5 4

2 .4 0 -

3 .0 0

1437

3208

1491

118

1753

141

756

12

11

3

17

5

20

-

-

45

3

-

-

-

-

-

543

4 .6 8

4 .3 8

4 .3 8 -

5 .1 5

*

“

*

"

12

50

10

2

272

2

37

44

27

53

14

-

20

-

“

-

-

12

“

12

8

11

80

13

4

42

7

20

35

8

32

*

“

-

-

-

421
-

699

2039

1094

358

279

185

303

335

114

203

51

65

365

26

9

44

135

141

102

245

252

43

181

20

2

159

3

20
-

172

2

280
169

421

697
-

2030
24

1050
25

223

111

138

83

58

83

71

31

63

206

23

20

45

12

12

6

22
-

42

38

28

22

63

30

20

11

4

10

2

8

RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------------------------FINANCE ---------------------------------------------------------------SERVICES -------------------------------------------------------------

10
3

12

8

-

6

-

guards:

MANUFACTURING

----------------------------------------------------

watchmen:
m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------------- — -- -----------------

JANITORS. PORTERS. AND CLEANERS -------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------- -------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ---------------------------------------RETAIL TRADE -------------------------------------------------

284

4 .1 9

4 .2 4

3 .7 4 -

4 .9 7

7 ,1 6 8

3.4 1

2 .8 5 -

3 .8 9

1 ,6 5 3

4 .3 1

3.0 0
4 .1 6

3 .6 4 -

4 .7 9

139
-

5 ,5 1 5

3 .1 4

2 .8 5

2 .8 5 -

3.1 0

139

112

3 .6 9

3 .0 0 -

3 .8 0

386

3 .7 1

3 .2 0
3 .5 4

2 .9 3 -

4 .0 0

36

5

18
23

-

-

57

See footnotes at end of tables.




20

-

-

-

_

17

-

-

-

1
•

-

-

-

15

5

20
19

•

-

-

-

30

•

-

-

•

127

Table A -5 a .

Hourly earnings of m a te ria l m ovem ent and custodial w o rke rs —large establishm ents

in Boston, Mass., August 1976
H o u rly e a r n in g s

Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—

4

$
2.20

Occupation and industry division

w o rk e r s

M em 2

M e d ia n 2

M id d l e r a n g e 2

s
4.00

s
4.20

s
4.40

$
4.60

$
4.80

$
5.00

$
5.20

$
5.40

$
5.60

$
5.80

s

S------ S ----

6.00

6.20

6.60

7.00

2.60

4.00

4.20

4.40

4.60

4.80

5.00

5.20

5.40

5.60

5.80

6.00

6.20

6.60

7.00

over

6

8
1
7

22
5
17

19
12
7

27
9
18

14
10
4

35
17
18

25
16
9

46
27
19

45
26
19

62
7
55

3
3

209
153
56
53

106
13
93
88

*469
223
246
53

3
3
3

30
30
28

-

-

316
161
-

100

40

7

and
under
2.40

ALL

$
$
s
$
$
s
$
s
s
2.40 2.60 2.80 3.00 3.20 3.40 3.60 3.80

171

N um ber

2.80

3.00

1,112
519
593
225

$
6.47
6.58
6.38
6.61

$
6.81
6.35
6.84
6.84

$
5.946.065.946.30-

$
7.43
7.43
7.08
6.84

-

-

-

-

----------

111

6.42

7.96

4.75-

7.96

-

-

-

T R U C K D R I V E R S . M E D I U M T R U C K --------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------R E T A I L T R A D E --------------------------

535
299
53

6.44
6.27
5.63

7.08
7.08

5.435.954.75-

7.43
7.08
6.30

TRUCKDRIVERS.
1 I K A 1 Lt.K ;

3.60

LIGHT

HEAVY

TRUCK

6.30

9
-

-

-

-

3.80

-

-

-

-

-

-

9
9

2

3

—

6

-

1

-

—

-

4

-

-

-

—

4
-

3

-

-

-

—

2

-

4
1
1
—

2
—

9

5

-

3

2
2
2

6

7

2
1
—

-

4

11

17
15
9

16
11
4

10
3
—

3
11
3
—

4

-

6

6

17
-

3
2

14
4
4

-

37
14
—

3
-

10
9
3

-

60

38
31
—

TRUCK

89

5.92

5.70

5.67-

5.94

-

-

-

S H I P P I N G C L E R K S -------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------R E T A I L T R A D E -----------------------

168
109
59
54

4.97
4.61
5.64
5.85

4.71
4.41
6.47
6.47

4.234.234.595.98-

5.87
5.06
6.67
6.67

—
-

—
-

-

R E C E I V I N G C L E R K S ------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -----------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------R E T A I L T R A D E -----------------------

197
135
62
57

4.82
4.72
5.04
5.09

4.87
4.85
5.03
5.03

4.234.234.454.51-

5.28
5.28
5.66
5.66

-

-

S H I P P I N G A N D R E C E I V I N G C L E R K S -----M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------------

240
136

5.57
5.11

5.50
5.20

5.205.11-

6.28
5.40

-

-

W A R E H O U S E M E N -----------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------- ------ --------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G -------------------R E T A I L T R A D E -----------------------

460
178
282
209

5.23
4.72
5.54
5.40

5.47
4.62
5.66
5.66

4.584.355.405.25-

5.66
5.47
5.95
5.73

-

-

-

-

-

-

O R D E R F I L L E R S ----------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g -------------------R E T A I L T R A D E -----------------------

535
162
373
357

5.17
4.73
5.36
5.39

5.40
5.03
6.40
6.40

4.154.364.104.10-

6.41
5.16
6.41
6.41

SHIPPING PACKERS
MANUFACTURING

-------------------------------------------------

244
212

4.26
4.33

4.36
4.45

3.723.79-

4.86
4.94

M A T E R I A L H A N D L I N G L A B O R E R S ----------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------

1,438
1.076
362

4.42
4.19
5.09

4.31
4.31

331

5.01

5.55
5.55

4.014.053.913.88-

4.65
4.55
6.40
6.45

544
364

5.42
5.05
6.17

5.43
5.11
6.37

4.844.566.286.28-

6.37
5.43
6.46
6.46

T R A D E -------------------- —

F O R K L I F T O P E R A T O R S ---------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G --------------------

180

* Workers were distributed as follows:

2
2

4
—
4

-

-

-

-

-

-

7
6
1

2

2
2

10
8
2
2

-

3
-

23
11
12
12

16
5
11
11

21
8
13
13

6
6
6

-

-

6
6

7
1
6
4

8
2
6
6

30
12
18
18

27
8
19
19

15
6
9
8

10
6

12
6

27
26

14
12

40
27
13
12

69
59
10
10

13
2
11
11

73
53
20
20

63
54

6
6
-

2
9
8

28
19

9
9

-

-

-

-

169 at $ 7 to $7.40; 240 at $7.40 to $7.80; and 60 at $7.80 to $8.20.

21

2

-

-

-

1

5

14
14
—
-

11
11
—
-

4
4
—

13
11
2

—

3
3
—

12
8

4

4
3

1
-

3
3

3
-

2
2

-

5
3

2

-

28
26

6
6

2
4
3

34
34
—
-

13
7

4

-

2

i
1

1

10
9
1

7
7

-

1
6
5

1
10
7
3
2

7
6
1

8

4
2
4

3
3

-

-

12

1
6
6

-

-

2
3
2
1

-

-

-

7
3
1

-

-

-

3
2

-

-

-

-

2
2
1

4

-

-

-

S ee fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s .




3

-

9

TRUCKDRIVERS. HEAVY TRUCK
( O T H E R T H A N T R A I L E R ) -----------------

RETAIL

3.40

WORKERS

T R U C K D R I V E R S ---------------------------------M A N U F A C T U R I N G ---------------------------N O N M A N U F A C T U R I N G ----------------------R E T A I L T R A D E -------------------------TRUCKDRIVERS.

3.20

-

3
1
1

4

4

26
17
9

9

8
3
5

3

8

5

15
14
1
1

—

19
19
19

21
21

17
17
-

3
3
3

6
6
6

-

-

-

-

1
1
1

27
24
3

-

11
11

-

24

4

11
-

-

-

3

10
8

19
17

46
46

21
20

1
-

5
5

11
11

99
7

-

-

36
35
1
-

13
11
2
2

20
19
1
-

7
5
2
2

16
3
13
12

76
54
22
9

114
3
111
98

24
24
1

16
16
16

35
35
27

10
10
-

2
2
-

14

2
2
-

204
-

-

133
8
125

-

-

99

-

-

174
23
1 51

2
2

6
6

25
24

5
5

36
22
14
14

15
15
15

9
2
7
7

53
52
1
-

2
1
1
1

28
19
9
-

25
4
21
21

10
10
-

30
25

17
16

10
4

26
24

28
26

29
28

30
30

-

2
2

2
2

1
1

70
55
15
15

513
507
6
6

31
27

13
12
1
1

12
12
-

82

-

1

1

4
4

235
205
30
30

18
14

4

8

37
22
15
15

2

82
82

-

1
-

1
1

17
16

8
8

24
24

4
3

50
50

3
1

48
30

62
62

37
37

89
89

6
-

2
2

3
2

1

-

-

1

-

18

-

-

6

“

1

9

3

21

14
10
4
4

28

-

2
15
10
5

34

9

2

-

4
200
199
1
1

T able A -5 a .

Hourly earnings of m a te ria l m ovem ent and custodial w o rke rs —large establishm ents

in Boston, Mass., August 1976— Continued
H o u r ly e a r n in g s 4

Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—
%

M ean *

M e d ia n *

M id d l e r a n g e 2

S

S

S

s

S

s

s

S

S

J

S

S

S

S

S

2.40

2.60

2.80

3.00

3.20

3.40

3.60

3.80

4.00

4.20

4.40

4.60

4.80

5.00

5.20

5.40

5.60

5.80

6.00

6.20

6.60

7.00

2.40

Occupation and industry division

S

2.20

N um ber
of

2.60

2.80

3.00

3.20

3.40

3.60

3.80

4.00

4.20

4.40

4.60

4.80

5.00

5.20

5.40

5.60

5»8n 6 . 0 0 6 f ? Q 6 . 6 0

7.99

over

45

119

206

99

105

10

12

29

51

352

30

88

69

54

32

80

1

J

1

1

1

1 ------- S

1 ------

and
under

and

ALL W O R K E R S —
CONTINUED
AND

-------------------------------

WATCHMEN

1.523

$
3.97

$
4.25

$

$
2.84-

4.69

4.114.06-

6UARDS

5.47
4.75

26

33

1

15

20

NONMANUFACTURINGi
1

16

9

10

10
19

GUAROSS
14

20

WATCHMEN:
4.25
JANITORS.

PORTERS.

” C 1AIL

1KA L/C.

AND

CLEANERS

-----

3*095

3.92

3.75

3.00-

4.68

24

27

142

571

139

193

189

100

189

23
8

308

25

330

"
A—

C
—

See footnotes at end of tables.




22

8

78

183

51

55

342

7

10

3

17

117

20

-




Table A-6. Average hourly earnings of maintenance, toolroom
powerplant, material movement, and custodial workers,
by sex, in Boston, Mass., August 1976
S ex , 3 oc cu p ation , and in d u stry d iv isio n

Number
of
woikers

A verage
(m ea n 2 )
hourly
earnings4

MAINTENANCE, TOOLROOM, AND
POWERPLANT OCCUPATIONS - MEN

S ex, 3 oc cu p ation , and in d u stry d ivision

Number
of
workers

A verage
(m e a n * )
hourly
earnings 4

MATERIAL m o v e m e n t a n d c u s t o d i a l
OCCUPATIONS - MEN
4
TRUCK0RIVERS --------------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES -----------------— ----WHOLESALE TRADE -------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------SERVICES ------------------------------------------------------------

4,666
980
3,686
1,634
1,259
653
92

6.58
6.10
6.71
7.49
6.30
5.92
5.39

TRUCKDRIVERS, LIGHT TRUCK -------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ----------------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ----------------------------------------

436
127
309
228

4.87
5.83
4.48
4.65

TRUCKDRIVERS, MEDIUM TRUCK ----------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ---------------------------------------RETAIL TRADE -------------------------------------------------

1,409
545
864
320
240

6.03
6.29
5.87
6.31
4.70

TRUCKDRIVERS, HEAVY TRUCK
(TRAILER) --------------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ----------------------------------------

1,520
224
1,296
582
603

7.13
6.13
7.30
7.72
7.02

TRUCKDRIVERS, HEAVY TRUCK
(OTHER THAN TRAILER) ------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------- -----NONMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------WHOLESALE TRADE ----------------------------------------

542
73
469
322
108

6.64
5.29
6.86
7.30
5.71

MAINTENANCE CARPENTERS -----—
MANUFACTURING -----------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------

345
183
162
59

$
6.30
6.20
6.41
6.95

MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIANS ---------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------SERVICES ---------------------

1,007
774
233
59

6.52
6.44
6.80
5.99

MAINTENANCE PAINTERS -------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------- —

197
81
116

6.00
b.05
5.96

MAINTENANCE MACHINISTS -----------MANUFACTURING ------------------

765
747

6.33
6.31

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS (MACHINERY) MANUFACTURING ------------ -— —
NONMANUFACTURING --------------w h o l e s a l e t r a d e -------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------

2,173
1,781
392
61
163

6.15
6.09
6.40
6.27
6.11

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS
(MOTOR VEHICLES) ----------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------

765
136
629
410
156

6.97
6.34
7.11
7.41
6.31

MAINTENANCE PIPEFITTERS ----------MANUFACTURING ------------------

344
330

6.46
6*45

MAINTENANCE SHEET-METAL WORKERS --MANUFACTURING---------------- —

107
84

MILLWRIGHTS -----------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------

146
140

6.46 SHIPPING CLERKS ------------------------------------------------------6.49
MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ---------------------- --------- —
5.90
5.92
RETAIL TRADE -------------------------------------------------

477
325
152
74
73

4.67
4.44
5.16
5.34
5.11

MAINTENANCE TRADES HELPERS -------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING — ------------PURLIC UTILITIES -------------

210
120
90
36

529
263
266
74
164

4.42
4.57
4.27
5.13
3.85

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS (TOOLROOM) MANUFACTURING- — — — — — — —
-

150
150

TOOL AND DIE MAKERS --------------MANUFACTURING ------------------

689
689

4.73 RECEIVING CLERKS ---------------------------------------------------4.56
MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------- — -------4.96
NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------5.50
WHOLESALE TRADE ---------------------------------------RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------------------------5.76
5.76 SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERKS ---—
MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------6.62
6.62
WHOLESALE TRADE --------------

645
207
438
257

5.21
5.02
5.29
5.30

STATIONARY ENGINEERS -------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING------------- —

227
153
74

BOILER TENDERS -------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------

315
273

6.94 WAREHOUSEMEN ----------------------7.09
MANUFACTURING -----------------6.64
NONMANUFACTURING --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ------------WHOLESALE TRADE -------- -----5.53
5.55
RETAIL T R A D E --------------- —

1,849
295
1,554
67
1,232
245

4.88
4.67
4.92
6.06
4.80
5.23

See fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le s .

23

$




T able A -6 . A verage hourly earnings of m aintenance, toolroom ,
p o w e rp la n t, m a te ria l m o vem en t, and custodial w o rkers.

by sex, in Boston, Mass., August 1976— Continued
S ex ,

3 oc cu p ation , and in du stry d iv isio n

Number
of
woikers

A vera ge
(m e a n 2 )
hourly
earnings4

S ex, 3 occu p ation , and in d u stry d ivision

Number
of
workers

A verage
(m e a n 2 )
hourly
earnings 4

MATERIAL m o v e m e n t a n d c u s t o d i a l
OCCUPATIONS - MEN— CONTINUED

MATERIAL MOVEMENT ANO CUSTODIAL
OCCUPATIONS - MEN— CONTINUED
1.175

$ ^
L-49
1*546

wnULt. j A L L

578

1 I'ALJE.

- •nr
» JO

r L IM 4L 1 I'rUL
*
JM

1r r 1liv *

j

"
'ton
IOC

rIA 1 tK 1A L

nAliUL

LArJ U K L H j

frrtULL w A L L

1 1 AUC.
.

*

/ «

a
:,

e

"""

NONMANUFACTURING ---------------

1^435
882

5.33

RETAIL TRADE -----------------

338

5.01

FORKLIFT OPERATORS ----------------

1.498

5.38
4.67

OCCUPATIONS - WOMEN

IT,

460
441

nTT^™A X L

1H A u C
.

1,548
4.19
1.456
■ Ll A1W 1n r Uu
’

— B

SERVICES ---------------------watchmen:

See footnotes at end o f t a b le s .

24

1,185

3.71
2.84

Table A-6a. Average hourly earnings of maintenance, toolroom, powerplant, material movement
and custodial workers, by sex—large establishments in Boston, Mass., August 1976
S ex, 3 oc cu p ation , and in d u stry d iv isio n

Num ber
of

wres
okr

Average
(mean2)
hourly

S ex , 3 occu p ation , and in d u stry d iv isio n

erig 4
anns

Number
of
workers

A vera ge
[ ea n 2 )
m
hourly
earnings4

MAINTENANCE, TOOLROOM, AND
POWERPLANT OCCUPATIONS MEN— CONTINUED

MAINTENANCE , TOOLROOM, AND
POWERPLANT OCCUPATIONS - MEN

S ex , 3 oc cu p ation , and in d u stry d ivision

MAINTENANCE c a r p e n t e r s -----------MANUFACTURING -------- ---------n o n m a n u f a c t u k i n g -— --- — -—
—

261
156
105

MAINTENANCE e l e c t r i c i a n s ---------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------SERVICES ----------------------

734
559
175
55

6.67
6.67
6.66
6.01

MAINTENANCE PAINTERS -------------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTUSING ---------------

173
81
92

6.17
6.05
6.28

TRUCKORIVERS --------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------

MAINTENANCE m a c h i n i s t s -----------MANUFACTURING ------------------

600
590

6.39
6.40

TRUCKORIVERS, LIGHT TRUCK -----

111

TRUCKORIVERS, MEDIUM TRUCK ---NONMANUFACTUPING --------- ---RETAIL TRADE ----------------

534
298
53

6.42 GUARDS AND WATCHMEN --------------MANUFACTURING -----------------6.44
NONMANUFACTUHING:
6.27
PURLIC U T I L I T I E S ------------5.63
RETAIL TRADE ----------------FINANCE -----------------------

TRUCKORIVERS, HEAVY TRUCK
(TRAILER) --------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------

318
180

6.60
6.33

GUARDS!
MANUFACTURING ------------------

5.92

WATCHMEN!
MANUFACTURING ------------------

91
69

MATERIAL MOVEMENT ANO CUSTODIAL
OCCUPATIONS - MEN

1,137
970
167

6.46
6.39
6.87

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS
(MOTOR VEHICLES) ----------------MANUFACTURING --------- ------- ~
n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------PUBLIC UTILITIES -------------

233
82
151
122

7.14
6.55
7.46
7.65

m a i n t e n a n c e p i p e f i t t e r s ----------m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------

293
285

m a i n t e n a n c e s h e e t - m e t a l WORKERS —
m a n u f a c t u r i n g ------------------

107
84

6.67 SHIPPING CLERKS -----------------6.67
MANUFACTURING ------------ ---NONMANUFACTURING -------------6.46
6.49 RECEIVING CLERKS ----------------MANUFACTURING ----------------5.90
NONMANUFACTURING---- — — ----RETAIL TRADE ---------------4.77
4.60 SHI°PING AND RECEIVING CLERKS --4.98
MANUFACTURING -----------------

MILLWRIGHTS ------------------------

89

m a i n t e n a n c e t r a d e s h e l p e r s -------m a n u f a c t u r i n g -— --------- ---- —
n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ---------------

154
85
69

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS (TOOLROOM) MANUFACTURING ------------------

111
111

TOOL AND DIE MAKERS --------------MANUFACTURING-------— ------- —

391
391

e n g i n e e r s -------------m a n u f a c t u r i n g -----------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g ---------------

STATIONARY




122
66
56

TRUCKDRIVERS, HEAVY TRUCK
(OTHER THAN TRAILER) ----------

6.10 WAREHOUSEMEN---------------- ---MANUFACTURING------------------— - — —
6.10
NONMANUFACTURING -------------7.05
RETAIL TRADE ---------------7.05
ORDER FILLERS -------------------6.79
MANUFACTURING ----------------6.78
NONMANUFACTURING -------------6.81
RETAIL TRADE ----------------

See footn otes at end of ta b le s.

25

A verage
(m ea n 2 )
hourly
earnings4

MATERIAL MOVEMENT AND CUSTODIAL
OCCUPATIONS - MEN--CONTINUED

$
6.39
6.22 BOILER TENDERS —
MANUFACTURING
6.65

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS (MACHINERY) MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------

Number
of
workers

1,111
519
592
225

89
167
109
58

$
SHIOPING PACKERS -----------------5.61
MANUFACTURING -----------------5.61
MATERIAL HANDLING LABORERS -------MANUFACTURING -----------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------

160
139

$
4.55
4.64

1,240
895
345
314

4.43
4.15
5.16
5.08

6.47 FORKLIFT OPERATORS ---------------6.58
MANUFACTURING -----------------6.38
NONMANUFACTUPING --------------6.61
RETAIL TRADE -----------------

541
361
180
178

5.42
5.05
6.17
6.19

1,477
584

3.98
4.65

26
61
227

6.01
4.95
4.55

460

4.76

193
132
61
56

4.97 JANITORS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS --4.61
MANUFACTURING -----------------5.65
NONMANUFACTURING --------------PET AIL T R A D E ----------------4.84
FINANCE ---------------------4.74
SERVICES --------------------5.06
5.12

221
119

5.72
5.34

432
176
256
189

5.29
4.73 SHIPPING PACKERS -----------------5.67
5.57 JANITORS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS --MANUFACTURING -----------------5.36
NONMANUFACTURING --------------4.74
FINANCF ----------------------5.67
5.71

473
161
312
296

124

4.26

2,401
1,129
1,272
211
119
704

4.06
4.45
3.71
4.17
4.11
2.97

84

3.70

679
81
598
103

3.42
3.93
3.35
3.74

MATERIAL MOVEMENT AND CUSTODIAL
OCCUPATIONS - WOMEN

Table A -7.

Percent increases in average hourly earnings for selected

occupational groups, adjusted fo r em plo ym ent shifts.

in Boston, Mass., for selected periods
Industry and occu p ation al group
(m en and w om en com bined)

August 1972
to
August 1973

A ll in d u s tr ie s :
O ffice c l e r i c a l ____________________________________________
E le ctr o n ic data p r o c e s s in g _
__________________ _ _
In d u strial n u r s e s _______________ _______ ____________ ____
Skilled m ain tenan ce tra d e s * * _ __ . __ _ __ ____
U n sk illed plant w o r k e r s * * ______________ _____
___

5.5
*

6.2
6.6
6.1

M an u fac tu rin g:
O ffic e c l e r i c a l ____________________________________________
E le ctr o n ic data p r o c e s s i n g ____________________________
In d u strial n u r se s _______ _____ _________ __________ ____ _
S killed m ain tenan ce tra d e s * * ___ ____ _____ __ _ _ _
U n sk illed plant w o rk ers * * ______________ __________

5.9
*

6.8
6.4
6.3

N on m an ufactu ring;
O ffice c le r ic a l _______________ _________________ ______
E le c tr o n ic data p r o c e s s i n g _______
_________ „ _
_
. . . . _______
In d u strial n u r se s _______________
S killed m ain tenan ce tra d e s * * _______
__ __________
U n sk illed plant w o r k e r s * * ______ ______
____
___

*
**
***

5.2

August 1973
to
August 1974

August 1974
to
August 1975

August 1975
to
August 1976

7.6
6.5
7.5
8.5
9.1

8.1

6.9

6.3
9.2
7.9

7.4

8.2

8.6
8.0

7.2
7.4

7.7
7.7
9.9
7.6
8.4

6.9
7.8
9.1
8.5
6.3
5.8
6.7

8.1
8.1
9.1

8.2

*

6.1

5.1

60
4

8.3
5.5
7.8

***

***

***

***

5.4

Data not a v a ila b le.
P e r c e n t in c r e a s e s for p eriod s ending p r io r to
Data do not m e et publication c r it e r ia .

7.8

6.1

9.1

8.2

7.7

1976 r ela te to m e n on ly.

Footnotes
1 Standard hours r e fle c t the w ork w eek for which em p lo y e e s r e c e iv e th eir regu lar s t r a ig h t -t im e s a la r ie s (e x c lu siv e of pay fo r o v e r tim e at reg u la r a n d /o r p r em iu m r a t e s ) , and the ea rn in g s co rresp o n d
to these w eekly h ours.
2 The m ean is com puted for each jo b by totaling the ea rn in g s of a ll w o r k e r s and dividing by the num ber o f w o r k e r s .
The m ed ia n d e sig n a te s p osition — h alf of the e m p lo y e e s su rveyed r e c e iv e m o re
and half r e c e iv e le s s than the rate show n.
The m id d le range is defined by 2 ra te s of pay; a fourth of the w o r k e r s earn le s s than the low er of th e se r a te s and a fourth ea rn m o r e than the higher rate.
E arnin gs data r e la te only to w o r k e r s w hose sex id en tificatio n w as p rovided by the e sta b lish m e n t.
4 E xclu d es p rem iu m pay for o v e rtim e and for w ork on w ee k e n d s, h o lid a y s, and late sh ifts.




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Appendix A
Area wage and related benefits data are obtained by personal visits
of Bureau field representatives at 3-year intervals. 1 In each of the inter­
vening years, information on employment and occupational earnings is col­
lected by a combination of personal visit, mail questionnaire, and telephone
interview from establishments participating in the previous survey.
In each of the 84 2 areas currently surveyed, data are obtained from
representative establishments within six broad industry divisions: Manufac­
turing; transportation, communication, and other public utilities; wholesale
trade; retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services. Major
industry groups excluded from these studies are government operations and
the construction and extractive industries. Establishments having fewer than
a prescribed number of workers are omitted because of insufficient employ­
ment in the occupations studied. Separate tabulations are provided for each
of the broad industry divisions which meet publication criteria.
These surveys are conducted on a sample basis. The sampling
procedures involve detailed stratification of all establishments within the
scope of an individual area survey by industry and number of employees.
From this stratified universe a probability sample is selected, with each
establishment having a predetermined chance of selection. To obtain optimum
accuracy at minimum cost, a greater proportion of large than small estab­
lishments is selected. When data are combined, each establishment is
weighted according to its probability of selection, so that unbiased estimates
are generated. For example, if one out of four establishments is selected,
it is given a weight of four to represent itself plus three others. An alternate
of the same original probability is chosen in the same industry-size classi­
fication if data are not available from the original sample member. If no
suitable substitute is available, additional weight is assigned to a sample
member that is similar to the missing unit.
Occupations and earnings
Occupations selected for study are common to a variety of manufac­
turing and nonmanufacturing industries, and are of the following types:
(1) Office clerical; (2) professional and technical; (3) maintenance, toolroom,
and powerplant; and (4) material movement and custodial. Occupational
classification is based on a uniform set of job descriptions designed to take
account of interestablishment variation in duties within the same job. Occu­
pations selected for study are listed and described in appendix B. Unless
otherwise indicated, the earnings data following the job titles are for all
industries combined. Earnings data for some of the occupations listed and
1 Personal visits were on a 2-year cycle before July 1972.
^ Included in the 84 areas are 14 studies conducted by the Bureau under contract. These areas are
Akron, Ohio; Austin, T ex .; Binghamton, N .Y . — a.; Birmingham, A la .; Fort Lauderdale—
P
Hollywood and West
Palm Beach—
Boca Raton, Fla.; Lexington—
Fayette, Ky. ; Melbourne—Titusville—Cocoa, Fxa.; Norfolk—
Virginia
Beach—
Portsmouth and Newport News—
Hampton, Va. — C .; Poughkeepsie—
N.
Kingston—
Newburgh, N .Y. ; Raleigh—
Durham, N. C .; Stamford, Conn.; Syracuse, N .Y .; Utica—
Rome, N .Y .; and Westchester County, N .Y .
In
addition, the Bureau conducts more limited area studies in approximately 100 areas at the request of the
Employment Standards Administration of the U. S. Department of Labor.




27

described, or for some industry divisions within the scope of the survey, are
not presented in the A-series tables, because either (1) employment in the
occupation is too small to provide enough data to merit presentation, or
(2) there is possibility of disclosure of individual establishment data. Sepa­
rate men's and women's earnings data are not presented when the number of
workers not identified by sex is 20 percent or more of the men or women
identified in an occupation. Earnings data not shown separately for industry
divisions are included in data for all industries combined. Likewise,
data are included in the overall classification when a subclassification of
electronics technicians, secretaries, or truckdrivers is not shown or infor­
mation to subclassify is not available.
Occupational employment and 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. Nonproduction bonuses are excluded, but cost-of-living allowances
and incentive bonuses are included. Weekly hours for office clerical and
professional and technical occupations refer to the standard workweek
(rounded to the nearest half 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 half dollar.
These surveys measure the level of occupational earnings in an area
at a particular time. Comparisons of individual occupational averages over
time may not reflect expected wage changes. The averages for individual jobs
are affected by changes in wages and employment patterns. For example,
proportions of workers employed by high- or low-wage firms may change, or
high-wage workers may advance to better jobs and be replaced by new
workers at lower rates. Such shifts in employment could decrease an occu­
pational average even though most establishments in an area increase wages
during the year. Changes in earnings of occupational groups, shown in table
A -7 , are better indicators of wage trends than are earnings changes for
individual jobs within the groups.
Average earnings reflect composite, areawide estimates. Industries
and establishments differ in pay level and job staffing, and thus contribute
differently to the estimates for each job. Pay averages may fail to reflect
accurately the wage differential among jobs in individual establishments.
Average pay levels for men and women in selected occupations should
not be assumed to reflect differences in pay of the sexes within individual
establishments. Factors which may contribute to differences include pro­
gression within established rate ranges (only the rates paid incumbents are
collected) and performance of specific duties within the general survey job
descriptions. Job descriptions used to classify employees in these surveys
usually are more generalized than those used in individual establishments
and allow for minor differences among establishments in specific duties
performed.

Occupational employment estimates represent the total in all estab­
lishments 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. These
differences in occupational structure do not affect materially the accuracy of
the earnings data.
Wage trends for selected occupational groups
The percent increases presented in table A-7 are based on changes
in average hourly earnings for establishments reporting the trend jobs in both
the current and previous year (matched establishments). The data are
adjusted to remove the effects on average earnings of employment shifts
among establishments and turnover of establishments included in survey
samples. The percent increases, however, are still affected by factors
other than wage increases. Hirings, layoffs, and turnover may affect an
establishment average for an occupation when workers are paid under plans
providing a range of wage rates for individual jobs. In periods of increased
hiring, for example, new employees enter at the bottom of the range,
depressing the average without a change in wage rates.
The percent changes relate to wage changes between the indicated
dates. When the time span between surveys is other than 12 months, annual
rates are shown. (It is assumed that wages increase at a constant rate
between surveys.)
Occupations used to compute wage trends are:
Office clerical (men and
women):

Office clerical (men and
women)— Continued

Secretaries
Stenographers, general
Stenographers, senior
Typists, classes A and B
File clerks, classes A,
B, and C
Me ssengers
Switchboard operators
Order clerks

Accounting clerks,
classes A and B
Bookkeeping-machine
operators, class B
Payroll clerks
Keypunch operators,
classes A and B
T abulating - m ac hine
operators, class B

Electronic data processing
(men and women):

Skilled maintenance (men
and women):

Computer systems
analysts, classes
A, B, and C
Computer programmers,
classes A, B, and C
Computer operators,
classes A, B, and C

Carpenters
Electricians
Painters
Machinists
Mechanics (machinery)
Mechanics (motor vehicle)
Pipefitters
Tool and die makers

Industrial nurses (men and
women):

Unskilled plant (men and
women):

Registered industrial
nurses

Janitors, porters, and
cleaners
Material handling laborers

Percent changes for indiv:
as follows:

areas in the program are computed

1. Each occupation is assigned a weight based on its pro­
portionate employment in the occupational group in the
base year.
2. These weights are used to compute group averages.
Each occupation's average (mean) earnings is multiplied
by its weight. The products are totaled to obtain a
group average.
3. The ratio of group averages for 2 consecutive years is
computed by dividing the average for the current year
by the average for the earlier year. The r e s u lt expressed as a percent--- less 100 is the percent change.
For a more detailed description of the method used to compute these
wage trends, see "Improving Area Wage Survey Indexes, " Monthly Labor
Review, January 1973, pp. 52-57.
Establishment practices and supplementary wage provisions




Tabulations on selected establishment practices and supplementary
wage provisions (B-series tables) are not presented in this bulletin. Infor­
mation for these tabulations is collected at 3-year intervals. 1 These tabu­
lations on minimum entrance salaries for inexperienced office workers; shift
differentials; scheduled weekly hours and days; paid holidays; paid vacations;
and health, insurance, and pension plans are presented (in the B-series tables)
in previous bulletins for this area.
1 Personal visits were on a 2-year cycle before July 1972.

Appendix table 1. Establishments and workers within scope of survey and number studied
in Boston, Mass., August 1976
In d ustry d iv isio n 2

M in im u m
em ploym en t
in e s t a b lis h m e n ts in scope
of study

N u m b er of e sta b lish m e n ts

W o r k e r s in e sta b lish m e n ts
W ithin scope of study 4

W ithin scope
of study 3

Studied

Studied
N u m ber

P erc en t

ALL ESTABLISHMENTS
1,684

325

495,459

100

264,900

------------------------------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------------------------------------------TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATION, a n d

100

458
1,226

79
246

197,077
298,382

40
60

100*107
164,793

OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES5 ------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ---------------------------RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------FINANCE, INSURANCE, AND REAL ESTATE6 ------SERVICES7 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

100

28
50
43
43
82

42,712
30,203
83,455
65,176
76,836

9

50
50

71
309
191
256
399

17
13
16

36,559
7,411
50,135
39,787
30,901

-

176

no

269,815

100

225,190

73
103

36
74

117,854
151,961

44
56

90,572
134,618

10
1

1
0
1

43
25
24

27
19
17

32,738
1,600
56,311
39,028
22,284

12
1
21

ALL DIVISIONS ---------------------------------------------------------------manufacturing

-

-

50

100

6

LARGE ESTABLISHMENTS
ALL DIVISIONS ---------------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -— ------ ------ -------------------------------------------TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATION, AND
OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES5 ------------------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ------------------------------------------------------------RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------FINANCE, INSURANCE, AND REAL ESTATE6 ------SERVICES7 -----------------------------------

500
-

500
500
500
500
500

14

8

32.738

1,600

46,836
35,400
18,044

1 The B o sto n Standard M e tr o p o lita n S ta tistica l A r e a , as defined by the O ffic e of M an agem en t and B udget through F e b r u a r y 19 74 , c o n sists o f Suffolk C ounty, 16
co m m u n ities in E s s e x County, 34 in M id d le se x County, 26 in N o r fo lk C ounty, and 12 in P lym outh C ounty.
T h e "w o r k e r s w ithin scop e of stu d y " e s tim a te s shown in
this table provide a r ea so n a b ly accu rate d e sc r ip tio n o f the s iz e and c o m p o sitio n o f the lab or fo r c e included in the su r v e y .
E s tim a te s are not intended, h ow ever, for
c o m p a r iso n with other em p loym en t in dexes to m e a s u r e em p loym en t trend s o r le v e ls sin ce (1) planning of w age su rv e y s r e q u ir e s e sta b lish m e n t d ata com p iled c o n sid era b ly
in advance of the p a y r o ll period stud ied , and (2) sm a ll esta b lish m e n ts are excluded fr o m the sc o p e of the s u r v e y .
2 The 1967 edition of the Standard In d u strial C la s s ific a tio n M anual w as u sed in c la s s ify in g esta b lish m e n ts by in du stry d iv isio n .
3 Includes all e sta b lish m e n ts with total em p loym en t at o r above the m in im u m lim ita tio n .
A ll ou tle ts (within the area) o f co m p a n ie s in in d u strie s such as tra de,
fin a n ce, auto re p a ir s e r v ic e , and m otion p ictu re th e ate rs are co n sid ere d as 1 e sta b lish m e n t.
4 Includes all w o r k e r s in all esta b lish m e n ts with total em p lo y m en t (within the area) at o r above the m in im u m lim ita tio n .
5 A b b re v ia ted to "p u b lic u t ilit ie s " in the A - s e r i e s t a b le s .
T a x ic a b s and s e r v ic e s incidental to w a ter tra n sp o rta tio n are ex clu d ed .
B o s to n 's tra n sit sy s te m is
m u n ic ip a lly op erated and is excluded by d efin ition fr o m the scop e o f the su rv e y .
6 A b b re v ia ted to "f in a n c e " in the A - s e r i e s ta b le s.
7 H o tels and m o t e ls ; lau n d ries and other p erso n a l s e r v ic e s ; b u sin e ss s e r v i c e s ; au tom obile r e p a ir , r en ta l, and p arkin g; m otion p ic tu r e s ; nonprofit m e m b e r sh ip
o r g an ization s (exclu din g r e lig io u s and ch a rita b le o r g a n iza tio n s); and en gin eerin g and a rc h ite c tu r a l s e r v ic e s .




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Appendix B.

Occupational Descriptions

The primary purpose of preparing job descriptions for the Bureau's wage surveys is to assist
its field staff in classifying into appropriate occupations workers who are employed under a variety of
payroll titles and different work arrangements from establishment to establishment and from area to
area. This permits the grouping of occupational wage rates representing comparable job content.
Because of this emphasis on interestablishment and interarea comparability of occupational content, the
Bureau's job descriptions may differ significantly from those in use in individual establishments or those
prepared for other purposes. In applying these job descriptions, the Bureau's field economists are
instructed to exclude working supervisors; apprentices; learners; beginners; trainees; and handicapped,
part-time, temporary, and probationary workers.

OFFICE
SECRETARY

SECRETAR Y— Continued

Assigned as personal secretary, normally to one individual. Main­
tains a close and highly responsive relationship to the day-to-day work of the
supervisor.
Works fairly independently receiving a minimum of detailed
supervision and guidance. Performs varied clerical and secretarial duties,
usually including most of the following:

May also perform other clerical and secretarial tasks of comparable
nature and difficulty. The work typically requires knowledge of office routine
and understanding of the organization, programs, and procedures related to
the work of the supervisor.
Exclusions

a. Receives telephone calls, personal callers, and incoming mail,
answers routine inquiries, and routes technical inquiries to the proper
persons;

Not all positions that are titled "secretary" possess the above char­
acteristics. Examples of positions which are excluded from the definition are
as follows:

b. Establishes, maintains, and revises the supervisor's files;
c. Maintains the supervisor's calendar and makes appointments as
instructed;

a. Positions which do not meet the "personal" secretary concept
described above;
b. Stenographers not fully trained in secretarial-type duties;

d. Relays messages from supervisor to subordinates;

c. Stenographers serving as office assistants to a group of profes­
e.
Reviews correspondence, memorandums, and reports prepared by
sional, technical, or managerial persons;
others for the supervisor's signature to assure procedural and typographic
accuracy;
d. Secretary positions in which the duties are either substantially
more routine or substantially more complex and responsible than those char­
f. Performs stenographic and typing work.
acterized in the definition;




Beginning with calendar year 1976 surveys, the Bureau has grouped occupations studied in its
area wage surveys into job families in order to present information on related occupations in sequence.
Job families have not been titled, however, since doing so might have added extraneous elements to the
job matching process.
The Bureau has also revised several occupational titles.
word order and are more descriptive of the survey jobs.

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The titles more nearly reflect usual

SEC R E T A R Y— C ontinued

Exclusions— Continued

S E C R E T A R Y — Continued

Class C

e.
Assistant-type positions which involve more difficult or more
1. Secretary to an executive or managerial person whose respon­
responsible technical, administrative, supervisory, or specialized clerical
sibility is not equivalent to one of the specific level situations in the definition
duties which are not typical of secretarial work.
for class B, but whose organizational unit normally numbers at least several
dozen employees and is usually divided into organizational segments which are
often, in turn, further subdivided. In some companies, this level includes a
NOTE: The term "corporate officer, " used in the level definitions
wide range of organizational echelons; in others, only one or two; cn:
following, refers to those officials who have a significant corporatewide
policymaking role with regard to major company activities. The title "vice
2. Secretary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc. (or
president, " though normally indicative of this role, does not in all cases
other equivalent level of official) that employs, in all, fewer than 5,000
identify such positions. Vice presidents whose primary responsibility is to
persons.
act personally on individual cases or transactions [e.g., approve or deny
individual loan or credit actions; administer individual trust accounts; directly
Class D
supervise a clerical staff) are not considered to be "corporate officers" for
1. Secretary to the supervisor or head of a small organizational unit
purposes of applying the following level definitions.
(e.g., fewer than about 25 or 30 persons); ojr
Class A
1. Secretary to the chairman of the board or president of a company
that employs, in all, over 100 but fewer than 5, 000 persons; or

2. Secretary to a nonsupervisory s t a f f specialist, professional
employee, administrative officer, or assistant, skilled technician, or expert.
(NOTE: Many companies assign stenographers, rather than secretaries as
described above, to this level of supervisory or nonsupervisory worker.)
STENOGRAPHER

2. Secretary to a corporate officer (other than the chairman of the
board or president) of a company that employs, in all, over 5, 000 but fewer
than 25,000 persons; or
3. Secretary to the head, immediately below the corporate officer
level, of a major segment or subsidiary of a company that employs, in all,
over 25,000 persons.
Class B
1. Secretary to the chairman of the board or president of a company
that employs, in all, fewer than 100 persons; or
2. Secretary to a corporate officer (other than the chairman of the
board or president) of a company that employs, in all, over 100 but fewer
than 5,000 persons; or
3. Secretary to the head, immediately below the officer level, over
either a major corporationwide functional activity (e.g., marketing, research,
operations, industrial relations, etc.) or a major geographic or organizational
segment (e.g., a regional headquarters; a major division) of a company that
employs, in all, over 5, 000 but fewer than 25,000 employees; or
4. Secretary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc. (or
other equivalent level of official) that employs, in all, over 5,000 persons; or
5. Secretary to the head of a large and important organizational
segment (e.g., a middle management supervisor of an organizational segment
often involving as many as several hundred persons) or a company that
employs, in all, over 25, 000 persons.




Primary duty is to take dictation using shorthand, and to transcribe
the dictation. May also type from written copy. May operate from a steno­
graphic pool. May occasionally transcribe from voice recordings (if primary
duty is transcribing from recordings, see Transcribing-Machine Typist).
NOTE: This job is distinguished from that of a secretary in that a
secretary normally works in a confidential relationship with only one manager
or executive and performs more responsible and discretionary tasks as
described in the secretary job definition.
Stenographer, General
Dictation involves a normal routine vocabulary. May maintain files,
keep simple records, or perform othdr relatively routine clerical tasks.
Stenographer, Senior
Dictation involves a varied technical or specialized vocabulary such
as in legal briefs or reports on scientific research. May also set up and
maintain files, keep records, etc.
OR
Performs stenographic duties requiring significantly greater inde­
pendence and responsibility than stenographer, general, as evidenced by the
following: Work requires a high degree of stenographic speed and accuracy;
a thorough working knowledge of general business and office procedure; and
of the specific business operations, organization, policies, procedures, files,
workflow, etc. Uses this knowledge in performing stenographic duties and
responsible clerical tasks such as maintaining followup files; assembling
material for reports, memorandums, and letters; composing simple letters
from general instructions; reading and routing incoming mail; and answering
routine questions, etc.

T R A N S C R IB I N G -M A C H I N E T Y P I S T

S W IT C H B O A R D O P E R A T O R

Primary duty is to transcribe dictation involving a normal routine
vocabulary from transcribing-machine records. May also type from written
copy and do simple clerical work. Workers transcribing dictation involving
a varied technical or specialized vocabulary such as legal briefs or reports
on scientific research are not included. A worker who takes dictation in
shorthand or by Stenotype or similar machine is classified as a stenographer.

Operates a telephone switchboard or console used with a private
branch exchange (PBX) system to relay incoming, outgoing, and intrasystem
calls. May provide information to callers, record and transmit messages,
keep record of calls placed and toll charges. Besides operating a telephone
switchboard or console, may also type or perform routine clerical work
(typing or routine clerical work may occupy the major portion of the worker's
time, and is usually performed while at the switchboard or console). Chief
or lead operators in establishments employing more than one operator are
excluded. For an operator who also acts as a receptionist, see Switchboard
Operator-Receptionist.

T YPIST
Uses a typewriter to make copies of various materials or to make
out bills after calculations have been made by another person. May include
typing of stencils, mats, or similar materials for use in duplicating pro­
cesses. May do clerical work involving little special training, such as
keeping simple records, filing records and reports, or sorting and distributing
incoming mail.
Class A. Performs one or more of the following: Typing material
in final form when it involves combining material from several sources; or
responsibility for correct spelling, syllabication, punctuation, etc., of tech­
nical or unusual words or foreign language material; or planning layout and
typing of complicated statistical tables to maintain uniformity and balance in
spacing. May type routine form letters, varying details to suit circumstances.
Class B. Performs one or more of the following: Copy typing from
rough or clear drafts; or routine typing of forms, insurance policies, etc.;
or setting up simple standard tabulations; or copying more complex tables
already set up and spaced properly.
FILE CLERK
Files, classifies, and retrieves material in an established filing
system. May perform clerical and manual tasks required to maintain files.
Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following definitions.
Class A. Classifies and indexes file material such as correspond­
ence, reports, technical documents, etc., in an established filing system
containing a number of varied subject matter files. May also file this
material. May keep records of various types in conjunction with the files.
May lead a small group of lower level file clerks.
Class B. Sorts, codes, and files unclassified material by simple
(subject matter) headings or partly classified material by finer subheadings.
Prepares simple related index and cross-reference aids. As requested,
locates clearly identified material in files and forwards material. May
perform related clerical tasks required to maintain and service files.
Class C. Performs routine filing of material that has already been
classified or which is easily classified in a simple serial classification
system (e.g., alphabetical, chronological, or numerical). As requested,
locates readily available material in files and forwards material; and may
fill out withdrawal charge. May perform simple clerical and manual tasks
required to maintain and service files.
MESSENGER
Performs various routine duties such as running errands, operating
minor office machines such as sealers or mailers, opening and distributing
mail, and other minor clerical work. Exclude positions that require operation
of a motor vehicle as a significant duty.




SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONIST
At a single-position telephone switchboard or console, acts both as
an operator— see Switchboard Operator— and as a receptionist. Receptionist's
work involves such duties as greeting visitors; determining nature of visitor's
business and providing appropriate information; referring visitor to appro­
priate person in the organization or contacting that person by telephone and
arranging an appointment; keeping a log of visitors.
ORDER CLERK
Receives customers' orders for material or merchandise by mail,
phone, or personally. Duties involve any combination of the following:
Quoting prices to customers; making out an order sheet listing the items to
make up the order; checking prices and quantities of items on order sheet;
and distributing order sheets to respective departments to be filled. May
check with credit department to determine credit rating of customer, acknowl­
edge receipt of orders from customers, follow up orders to see that they
have been filled, keep file of orders received, and check shipping invoices
with original orders.
ACCOUNTING CLERK
Performs one or more accounting clerical tasks such as posting to
registers and ledgers; reconciling bank accounts; verifying the internal con­
sistency, completeness, and mathematical accuracy of accounting documents;
assigning prescribed accounting distribution codes; examining and verifying
for clerical accuracy various types of reports, lists, calculations, posting,
etc.; or preparing simple or assisting in'preparing more complicated journal
vouchers. May work in either a manual or automated accounting system.
The work requires a knowledge of clerical methods and office prac­
tices and procedures which relates to the clerical processing and recording
of transactions and accounting information. With experience, the worker
typically becomes familiar with the bookkeeping and accounting terms and
procedures used in the assigned work, but is not required to have a knowTedge
of the formal principles of bookkeeping and accounting.
Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following
definitions.
Class A. Under general supervision, performs accounting clerical
operations which require the application of experience and judgment, for
example, clerically processing complicated or nonrepetitive accounting trans­
actions, selecting among a substantial variety of prescribed accounting codes
and classifications, or tracing transactions through previous accounting
actions to determine source of discrepancies. May be assisted by one or
more class B accounting clerks.

A C C O U N T IN G C L E R K — C ontinued

KEYPUN CH OPERATOR

Class B. Under close supervision, following detailed instructions
and standardized procedures, performs one or more routine accounting cler­
ical operations, such as posting to ledgers, cards, or worksheets where
identification of items and locations of postings are clearly indicated; checking
accuracy and completeness of standardized and repetitive r e c o r d s or
accounting documents; and c o d i n g documents using a few prescribed
accounting codes.

Operates a keypunch machine to record or verify alphabetic and/or
numeric data on tabulating cards or on tape.

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates a bookkeeping machine (with or without a typewriter key­
board) to keep a record of business transactions.
Class A . Keeps a set of records requiring a knowledge of and
experience in basic bookkeeping principles, and familiarity with the structure
of the particular accounting system used. Determines proper records and
distribution of debit and credit items to be used in each phase of the work.
May prepare consolidated reports, balance sheets, and other records by hand.
Class B. Keeps a record of one or more phases or sections of a
set of records usually requiring little knowledge of basic bookkeeping. Phases
or sections include accounts payable, payroll, customers' accounts (not
including a simple type of billing described under machine biller), cost dis­
tribution, expense distribution, inventory control, etc. May check or assist
in preparation of trial balances and prepare control sheets for the accounting
department.
MACHINE BILLER
Prepares statements, bills, and invoices on a machine other than an
ordinary or electromatic typewriter. May also keep records as to billings
or shipping charges or perform other clerical work incidental to billing
operations. For wage study purposes, machine billers are classified by type
of machine, as follows:
Billing-machine biller. Uses a special billing machine (combination
typing and adding machine) to prepare bills and invoices from customers'
purchase orders, internally prepared orders, shipping memorandums, etc.
Usually involves application of predetermined discounts and shipping charges
and entry of necessary extensions, which may or may not be computed on
the billing machine, and totals which are automatically accumulated by
machine. The operation usually involves a large number of carbon copies
of the bill being prepared and is often done on a fanfold machine.
Bookkeeping-machine biller. Uses a bookkeeping machine (with or
without a typewriter keyboard) to prepare customers' bills as part of the
accounts receivable operation. Generally involves the simultaneous entry of
figures on customers' ledger record. The machine automatically accumulates
figures on a number of vertical columns and computes and usually prints auto­
matically the debit or credit balances. Does not involve a knowledge of book­
keeping. Works from uniform and standard types of sales and credit slips.
PAYROLL CLERK
Computes wages of company employees and enters the necessary
data on the payroll sheets. Duties involve: Calculating workers' earnings
based on time or production records; and posting calculated data on payroll
sheet, showing information such as worker's name, working days, time, rate,
deductions for insurance, and total wages due. May make out paychecks and
assist paymaster in making up and distributing pay envelopes. May use a
calculating machine.




Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following
definitions.
Class A . Work requires the application of experience and judgment
in selecting procedures to be followed and in searching for, interpreting,
selecting, or coding items to be keypunched from a variety of source docu­
ments. On occasion may also perform some routine keypunch work. May
train inexperienced keypunch operators.
Class B. Work is routine and repetitive. Under close supervision
or following specific procedures or instructions, works from various stan­
dardized source documents which have been coded, and follows specified
procedures which have been prescribed in detail and require little or no
selecting, coding, or interpreting of data to be recorded. Refers to supervisor
problems arising from erroneous items or codes or missing information.
TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates one or a variety of machines such as the tabulator, calcu­
lator, collator, interpreter, sorter, reproducing punch, etc. Excluded from
this definition are working supervisors. Also excluded are operators of
electronic digital computers, even though they may also operate electric
accounting machine equipment.
Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following
definitions.
Class A . Performs complete reporting and tabulating assignments
including devising difficult control panel wiring under general supervision.
Assignments typically involve a variety of long and complex reports which
often are irregular or nonrecurring, requiring some planning of the nature
and sequencing of operations, and the use of a variety of machines. Is
typically involved in training new operators in machine operations or training
lower level operators in wiring from diagrams and in the operating sequences
of long and complex reports. Does not include positions in which wiring
responsibility is limited to selection and insertion of prewired boards.
Class B. Performs work according to established procedures and
under specific instructions. Assignments typically involve complete but rou­
tine and recurring reports or parts of larger and more complex reports.
Operates more difficult tabulating or electrical accounting machines such as
the tabulator and calculator, in addition to the simpler machines used by
class C operators. May be required to do some wiring from diagrams.
Class C . Under specific instructions, operates simple tabulating
or electrical accounting machines such as the sorter, interpreter, reproducing
punch, collator, etc. Assignments typically involve portions of a work unit,
for example, individual sorting or collating runs, or repetitive operations.
May perform simple wiring from diagrams, and do some filing work.

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST, BUSINESS

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST, BUSINESS— Continued

Analyzes business problems to formulate procedures for solving
them by use of electronic data processing equipment. Develops a complete
description of all specifications needed to enable programmers to prepare
required digital computer programs. Work involves most of the following:
Analyzes subject-matter operations to be automated and identifies conditions
and criteria required to achieve satisfactory results; specifies number and
types of records, files, and documents to be used; outlines actions to be
performed by personnel and computers in sufficient detail for presentation
to management and for programming (typically this involves preparation of
work and data flow charts); coordinates the development of test problems and
participates in trial runs of new and revised systems; and recommends equip­
ment changes to obtain more effective overall operations. (NOTE: Workers
performing both systems analysis and programming should be classified as
systems analysts if this is the skill used to determine their pay.)

Class C. Works under immediate supervision, carrying out analy­
ses as assigned, usually of a single activity. Assignments are designed to
develop and expand practical experience in the application of procedures and
skills required for systems analysis work. For example, may assist a higher
level systems analyst by preparing the detailed specifications required by
programmers from information developed by the higher level analyst.

Does not include employees primarily responsible for the manage­
ment or supervision of other electronic data processing employees, or sys­
tems analysts primarily concerned with scientific or engineering problems.
For wage study purposes, systems analysts are classified as follows:
Class A. Works independently or under only general direction on
complex problems involving all phases of system analysis. Problems are
complex because of diverse sources of input data and multiple-use require­
ments of output data. (For example, develops an integrated production sched­
uling, inventory control, cost analysis, and sales analysis record in which
every item of each type is automatically processed through the full system
of records and appropriate followup actions are initiated by the computer.)
Confers with persons concerned to determine the data processing problems
and advises subject-matter personnel on the implications of new or revised
systems of data processing operations. Makes recommendations, if needed,
for approval of major systems installations or changes and for obtaining
equipment.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMER, BUSINESS
Converts statements of business problems, typically prepared by a
systems analyst, into a sequence of detailed instructions which are required
to solve the problems by automatic data processing equipment. Working from
charts or diagrams, the programmer develops the precise instructions which,
when entered into the computer system in coded language, cause the manipu­
lation of data to achieve desired results. Work involves most of the following:
Applies knowledge of computer capabilities, mathematics, logic employed by
computers, and particular subject matter involved to analyze charts and
diagrams of the problem to be programmed; develops sequence of program
steps; writes detailed flow charts to show order in which data will be
processed; converts these charts to coded instructions for machine to follow;
tests and corrects programs; prepares instructions for operating personnel
during production run; analyzes, reviews, and alters programs to increase
operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements; maintains records of
program development and revisions. (NOTE: Workers performing both
systems analysis and programming should be classified as systems analysts
If this is the skill used to determine their pay.)
Does not include employees primarily responsible for the manage­
ment or supervision of other electronic data processing employees, or pro­
grammers primarily concerned with scientific and/or engineering problems.
For wage study purposes, programmers are classified as follows:

May provide functional direction to lower level systems analysts
who are assigned to assist.
Class B. Works independently or under only general direction on
problems that are relatively uncomplicated to analyze, plan, program, and
operate. Problems are of limited complexity because sources of input data
are homogeneous and the output data are closely related. (For example,
develops systems for maintaining depositor accounts in a bank, maintaining
accounts receivable in a retail establishment, or maintaining inventory
accounts in a manufacturing or wholesale establishment.) Confers with per­
sons concerned to determine the data processing problems and advises
subject-matter personnel on the implications of the data processing systems
to be applied.
OR
Works on a segment of a complex data processing scheme or system,
as described for class A. Works independently on routine assignments and
receives instruction and guidance on complex assignments. Work is reviewed
for accuracy of judgment, compliance with instructions, and to insure proper
alignment with the overall system.




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Class A . Works independently or under only general direction on
complex problems which require competence in all phases of programming
concepts and practices. Working from diagrams and charts which identify
the nature of desired results, major processing steps to be accomplished,
and the relationships between various steps of the problem solving routine;
plans the full range of programming actions needed to efficiently utilize the
computer system in achieving desired end products.
At this level, programming is difficult because computer equipment
must be organized to produce several interrelated but diverse products from
numerous and diverse data elements. A wide variety and extensive number
of internal processing actions must occur. This requires such actions as
development of common operations which can be reused, establishment of
linkage points between operations, adjustments to data when program require­
ments exceed computer storage capacity, and substantial manipulation and
resequencing of data elements to form a highly integrated program.
May provide functional direction to lower level programmers who are
assigned to assist.

COM PUTER PROGRAM M ER,

B U S IN E SS — Con tin u ed

Class B. Works independently or under only general direction on
relatively simple programs, or on simple segments of complex programs.
Programs (or segments) usually process information to produce data in two
or three varied sequences or formats. Reports and listings are produced by
refining, adapting, arraying, or making minor additions to or deletions from
input data which are readily available. While numerous records may be
processed, the data have been refined in prior actions so that the accuracy
and sequencing of data can be tested by using a few routine checks. Typically,
the program deals with routine recordkeeping operations.
OR
Works on complex programs (as described for class A) under close
direction of a higher level programmer or supervisor. May assist higher
level programmer by independently performing less difficult tasks assigned,
and performing more difficult tasks under fairly close direction.
May guide or instruct lower level programmers.
Class C. Makes practical applications of programming practices
and concepts usually learned in formal training courses. Assignments are
designed to develop competence in the application of standard procedures to
routine problems. Receives close supervision on new aspects of assignments;
and work is reviewed to verify its accuracy and conformance with required
procedures.
COMPUTER OPERATOR
Monitors and operates the control console of a digital computer to
process data according to operating instructions, usually prepared by a pro­
grammer. Work includes most of the following: Studies instructions to
determine equipment setup and operations; loads equipment with required
items (tape reels, cards, etc.); switches necessary auxiliary equipment into
circuit, and starts and operates computer; makes adjustments to computer to
correct operating problems and meet special conditions; reviews errors made
during operation and determines cause or refers problem to supervisor or
programmer; and maintains operating records. May test and assist in
correcting program.
For wage study purposes, computer

operators are classified as

follows:
Class A . Operates independently, or under only general direction,
a computer running programs with most of the following characteristics:
New programs are frequently tested and introduced; scheduling requirements
are of critical importance to minimize downtime; the programs are of
complex design so that identification of error source often requires a working
knowledge of the total program, and alternate programs may not be available.
May give direction and guidance to lower level operators.
Class B. Operates independently, or under only general direction,
a computer running programs with most of the following characteristics:
Most of the programs are established production runs, typically run on a
regularly recurring basis; there is little or no testing of new programs
required; alternate programs are provided in case original program needs




C O M P U T E R O P E R A T O R — Continued

major change or cannot be corrected within a reasonably short time. In
common error situations, diagnoses cause and takes corrective action. This
usually involves applying previously programmed corrective steps, or using
standard correction techniques.
OR
Operates under direct supervision a computer running programs or
segments of programs with the characteristics described for class A. May
assist a higher level operator by independently performing less difficult task's
assigned, and performing difficult tasks following detailed instructions and
with frequent review of operations performed.

expected
ability to
received
operator

Class C. Works on routine programs under close supervision. Is
to develop working knowledge of the computer equipment used and
detect problems involved in running routine programs. Usually has
some formal training in computer operation. May assist higher level
on complex programs.

DRAFTER
Class A . Plans the graphic presentation of complex items having
distinctive design features that differ significantly from established drafting
precedents. Works in close support with the design originator, and may
recommend minor design changes. Analyzes the effect of each change on the
details of form, function, and positional relationships of components and parts.
Works with a minimum of supervisory assistance. Completed work is
reviewed by design originator for consistency with prior engineering deter­
minations. May either prepare drawings or direct their preparation by lower
level drafters.
Class B. Performs nonroutine and complex drafting assignments
that require the application of most of the standardized drawing techniques
regularly used. Duties typically involve such work as: Prepares working
drawings of subassemblies with irregular shapes, multiple functions, and
precise positional relationships between components; prepares architectural
drawings for construction of a building including detail drawings of foun­
dations, wall sections, floor plans, and roof. Uses accepted formulas and
manuals in ma k i n g necessary computations to determine quantities of
materials to be used, load capacities, strengths, stresses, etc. Receives
initial instructions, requirements, and advice from supervisor. Completed
work is checked for technical adequacy.
Class C . Prepares detail drawings of single units or parts for
engineering, construction, manufacturing, or repair purposes. Types of
drawings prepared include isometric projections (depicting three dimensions
in accurate scale) and sectional views to clarify positioning of components
and convey needed information. Consolidates details from a number of
sources and adjusts or transposes scale as required. Suggested methods of
approach, applicable precedents, and advice on source materials are given
with initial assignments. Instructions are less complete when assignments
recur. Work may be spot-checked during progress.

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Copies plans and drawings prepared by others by placing tracing
cloth or paper over drawings and tracing with pen or pencil. (Does not
include tracing limited to plans primarily consisting of straight lines and a
large scale not requiring close delineation.)

Work may be reviewed by supervisor (frequently an engineer or
designer) for general compliance with accepted practices. May provide
technical guidance to lower level technicians.

AND/OR
Prepares simple or repetitive drawings of easily visualized items.
Work is closely supervised during progress.
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
Works on various types of electronic equipment and related devices
by performing one or a combination of the following: Installing, maintaining,
repairing, overhauling, troubleshooting, modifying, constructing, and testing.
Work requires practical application of technical knowledge of electronics
principles, ability to determine malfunctions, and skill to put equipment in
required operating condition.
The equipment— consisting of either many different kinds of circuits
or multiple repetition of the same kind of circuit— includes, but is not limited
to, the following: (a) Electronic transmitting and receiving equipment (e.g.,
radar, radio, television, telephone, sonar, navigational aids), (b) digital and
analog computers, and (c) industrial and medical measuring and controlling
equipment.
This classification excludes repairers of such standard electronic
equipment as common office machines and household radio and television
sets; production assemblers and testers; workers whose primary duty is
servicing electronic test instruments; technicians who have administrative
or supervisory responsibility; and drafters, designers, and professional
engineers.
Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following
definitions.
Class A. Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually
complex problems (i.e., those that typically cannot be solved solely by refer­
ence to manufacturers' manuals or similar documents) in working on elec­
tronic equipment. Examples of such problems include location and density of
circuitry, electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and frequent
engineering changes. Work involves: A detailed understanding of the inter­
relationships of circuits; exercising independent judgment in perxorming such
tasks as making circuit analyses, calculating wave forms, tracing relation­
ships in signal flow; and regularly using complex test instruments (e.g., dual
trace oscilloscopes, Q-m eters, deviation meters, pulse generators).

Class B. Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to solve com­
plex problems (i.e., those that typically can be solved solely by properly
interpreting manufacturers' manuals or similar documents) in working on
electronic equipment. Work involves: A familiarity with the interrelation­
ships of circuits; and judgment in determining work sequence and in selecting
tools and testing instruments, usually less complex than those used by the
class A technician.
Receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher
level technician, and work is reviewed for specific compliance with accepted
practices and work assignments. May provide technical guidance to lower
level technicians.
Class C. Applies working technical knowledge to perform simple or
routine tasks in working on electronic equipment, following detailed instruc­
tions which cover virtually all procedures. Work typically involves such
tasks as: Assisting higher level technicians by performing such activities as
replacing components, wiring circuits, and taking test readings; repairing
simple electronic equipment; and using tools and common test instruments
(e.g., multimeters, audio signal generators, tube testers, oscilloscopes).
Is not required to be familiar with the interrelationships of circuits. This
knowledge, however, may be acquired through assignments designed to
increase competence (including classroom training) so that worker can
advance to higher level technician.
Receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher
level technician. Work is typically spot checked, but is given detailed review
when new or advanced assignments are involved.
REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL NURSE
A registered nurse who gives nursing service under general medical
direction to ill or injured employees or other persons who become- ill or
suffer an accident on the premises of a factory or other establishment.
Duties involve a combination of the following: Giving first aid to the ill or
injured; attending to subsequent dressing of employees' injuries; keeping
records of patients treated; preparing accident reports for compensation or
other purposes; assisting in physical examinations and health evaluations of
applicants and employees; and planning and carrying out programs involving
health education, accident prevention, evaluation of plant environment, or
other activities affecting the health, welfare, and safety of all personnel.
Nursing supervisors or head nurses in establishments employing more than
one nurse are excluded.

MAINTENANCE, TOOLROOM, AND POWERPLANT
MAINTENANCE CARPENTER

MAINTENANCE CARPENTER— Continued

Performs the carpentry duties necessary to construct and maintain
in good repair building woodwork and equipment such as bins, cribs, counters,
benches, partitions, doors, floors, stairs, casings, and trim made of wood
in an establishment. Work involves most of the following: Planning and
laying out of work from blueprints, drawings, models, or verbal instructions;

using a variety of carpenter's handtools, portable power tools, and standard
measuring instruments; making standard shop computations relating to dimen­
sions of work; and selecting materials necessary for the work. In general,
the work of the maintenance carpenter requires rounded training and experi­
ence usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training
and experience.




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M A I N T E N A N C E M E C H A N IC (M o to r v e h ic le )

Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the instal­
lation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generation, distribution,
or utilization of electric energy in an establishment. Work involves most
of the following: Installing or repairing any of a variety of electrical equip­
ment such as generators, transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit
breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other transmission
equipment; working from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or other specifi­
cations; locating and diagnosing trouble in the electrical system or equip­
ment; working standard computations relating to load requirements of wiring
or electrical equipment; and using a variety of electrician's handtools and
measuring and testing instruments. In general, the work of the maintenance
electrician requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through
a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

Repairs automobiles, buses, motortrucks, and tractors of an estab­
lishment. Work involves most of the following; Examining automotive equip­
ment to diagnose source of trouble; disassembling equipment and performing
repairs that involve the use of such handtools as wrenches, gauges, drills,
or specialized equipment in disassembling or fitting parts; replacing broken
or defective parts from stock; grinding and adjusting valves; reassembling and
installing the various assemblies in the vehicle and making necessary adjust­
ments; and aligning wheels, adjusting brakes and lights, or tightening body
bolts. In general, the work of the motor vehicle maintenance mechanic
requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
This classification does not include mechanics who repair customers'
vehicles in automobile repair shops.

MAINTENANCE PAINTER

MAINTENANCE PIPEFITTER

Paints and redecorates walls, woodwork, and fixtures of an estab­
lishment. Work involves the following: Knowledge of surface peculiarities
and types of paint required for different applications; preparing surface for
painting by removing old finish or by placing putty or filler in nail holes and
interstices; and applying paint with spray gun or brush. May mix colors,
oils, white lead, and other paint ingredients to obtain proper color or
consistency. In general, the work of the maintenance painter requires rounded
training and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or
equivalent training and experience.

Installs or repairs water, steam, gas, or other types of pipe and
pipefittings in an establishment. Work involves most of the following; Laying
out work and measuring to locate position of pipe from drawings or other
written specifications; cutting various sizes of pipe to correct lengths with
chisel and hammer or oxyacetylene torch or pipe-cutting machines; threading
pipe with stocks and dies; bending pipe by hand-driven or power-driven
machines; assembling pipe with couplings and fastening pipe to hangers;
making standard shop computations relating to pressures, flow, and size of
pipe required; and making standard tests to determine whether finished pipes
meet specifications. In general, the work of the maintenance pipefitter
requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience. Workers primarily
engaged in installing and repairing building sanitation or heating systems
are excluded.

MAINTENANCE MACHINIST
Produces replacement parts and new parts in making repairs of
metal parts of mechanical equipment operated in an establishment. Work
involves most of the following: Interpreting written instructions and speci­
fications; planning and laying out of work; using a variety of machinist's
handtools and precision measuring instruments; setting up and operating
standard machine tools; shaping of metal parts to close tolerances; making
standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds,
and speeds of machining; knowledge of the working properties of the common
metals; selecting standard materials, parts, and equipment required for this
work; and fitting and assembling parts into mechanical equipment. In general,
the machinist's work normally requires a rounded training in machine-shop
practice usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

MAINTENANCE SHEET-METAL WORKER
Fabricates, installs, and maintains in good repair the sheet-metal
equipment and fixtures (such as machine guards, grease pans, shelves,
lockers, tanks, ventilators, chutes, ducts, metal roofing) of an establishment.
Work involves most of the following: Planning and laying out all types of
sheet-metal maintenance work from blueprints, models, or other specifi­
cations; setting up and operating all available types of sheet-metal working
machines; using a variety of handtools in cutting, bending, forming, shaping,
fitting, and assembling; and installing sheet-metal articles as required. In
general, the work of the maintenance sheet-metal worker requires rounded
training and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or
equivalent training and experience.

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC (Machinery)
Repairs machinery or mechanical equipment of an establishment.
Work involves most of the following; Examining machines and mechanical
equipment to diagnose source of trouble; dismantling or partly dismantling
machines and performing repairs that mainly involve the use of handtools in
scraping and fitting parts; replacing broken or defective parts with items
obtained from stock; ordering the production of a replacement part by a
machine shop or sending the machine to a machine shop for major repairs;
preparing written specifications for major repairs or for the production of
parts ordered from machine shops; reassembling machines; and making all
necessary adjustments for operation. In general, the work of a machinery
maintenance mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experi­
ence. Excluded from this classification are workers whose primary duties
involve setting up or adjusting machines.




MILLWRIGHT
Installs new machines or heavy equipment, and dismantles and
installs machines or heavy equipment when changes in the plant layout are
required. Work involves most of the following; Planning and laying out
work; interpreting blueprints or other specifications; using a variety of handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations relating to stresses,
strength of materials, and centers of gravity; aligning and balancing equip­
ment; selecting standard tools, equipment, and parts to be used; and installing
and maintaining in good order power transmission equipment such as drives
and speed reducers. In general, the millwright's work normally requires a
rounded training and experience in the trade acquired through a formal
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

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T O O L A N D D IE M A K E R

Assists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades, byperforming specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as keeping a
worker supplied with materials and tools; cleaning working area, machine,
and equipment; assisting journeyman by holding materials or tools; and per­
forming other unskilled tasks as directed by journeyman. The kind of work
the helper is permitted to perform varies from trade to trade: In some
trades the helper is confined to supplying, lifting, and holding materials and
tools, and cleaning working areas; and in others he is permitted to perform
specialized machine operations, or parts of a trade that are also performed
by workers on a full-time basis.

Constructs and repairs jigs, fixtures, cutting tools, gauges, or metal
dies or molds used in shaping or forming metal or nonmetallic material (e.g.,
plastic, plaster, rubber, glass). Work typically involves: Planning and laying
out work according to models, blueprints, drawings, or other written or oral
specifications; understanding the working properties of common metals and
alloys; selecting appropriate materials, tools, and processes required to
complete tasks; making necessary shop computations; setting up and operating
various machine tools and related equipment; using various tool and die
maker's handtools and precision measuring instruments; working to very
close tolerances; heat-treating metal parts and finished tools and dies to
achieve required qualities; fitting and assembling parts to prescribed toler­
ances and allowances. In general, the tool and die maker's work requires
rounded training in machine-shop and toolroom practice usually acquired
through formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR (Toolroom)
Specializes in operating one or more than one type of machine tool
(e.g., jig borer, grinding machine, engine lathe, milling machine) to machine
metal for use in making or maintaining jigs, fixtures, cutting tools, gauges,
or metal dies or molds used in shaping or forming metal or nonmetallic
material (e.g., plastic, plaster, rubber, glass). Work typically involves:
Planning and performing difficult machining operations which require com­
plicated setups or a high degree of accuracy; setting up machine tool or
tools (e.g., install cutting tools and adjust guides, stops, working tables,
and other controls to handle the size of stock to be machined; determine
proper feeds, speeds, tooling, and operation sequence or select those pre­
scribed in drawings, blueprints, or layouts); using a variety of precision
m easu rin g
instruments; making necessary adjustments during machining
opeiationto achieve requisite dimensions to very close tolerances. May be
required to select proper coolants and cutting and lubricating oils, to
recognize when tools need dressing, and to dress tools. In general, the work
of a machine-tool operator (toolroom) at the skill level called for in this
classification requires extensive knowledge of machine-shop and toolroom
practice usually acquired through considerable on-the-job training and
experience.

For cross-industry wage study purposes, this classification does not
include tool and die makers who (1) are employed in tool and die jobbing
shops or (2) produce forging dies (die sinkers). .
STATIONARY ENGINEER
Operates and maintains and may also supervise the operation of
stationary engines and equipment (mechanical or electrical) to supply the
establishment in which employed with power, heat, refrigeration, or airconditioning. Work involves: Operating and maintaining equipment such as
steam engines, air compressors, generators, motors, turbines, ventilating
and refrigerating equipment, steam boilers and boiler-fed water pumps;
making equipment repairs; and keeping a record of operation of machinery,
temperature, and fuel consumption. May also supervise these operations.
Head or chief engineers in establishments employing more than one engineer
are excluded.
BOILER TENDER
Fires stationary boilers to furnish the establishment in which
employed with heat, power, or steam. Feeds fuels to fire by hand or
operates a mechanical stoker, gas, or oil burner; and checks water and
safety valves. May clean, oil, or assist in repairing boilerroom equipment.

For cross-industry wage study purposes, this classification does not
include machine-tool operators (toolroom) employed in tool and die jobbing
shops.

MATERIAL MOVEMENT AND CUSTODIAL
TRUCK DRIVER— Continued

TRUCK DRIVER

Truckdriver,
Truckdriver,
Truckdriver,
Truckdriver,

Drives a truck within a city or industrial area to transport mate­
rials, merchandise, equipment, or workers between various types of estab­
lishments such as: Manufacturing plants, freight depots, warehouses, whole­
sale and retail establishments, or between r e t a i l establishments and
customers' houses or places of business. May also load or unload truck with
or without helpers, make minor mechanical repairs, and keep truck in good
wo r k i n g order. Sales-route and over-the-road drivers are excluded.

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK

For wage study purposes, truckdrivers are classified by size and
type of equipment, as follows: (Tractor-trailer should be rated on the basis
of trailer capacity.)




light truck (under 1V tons)
2
medium truck ( l 1 to and including 4 tons)
/?.
heavy truck (trailer) (over 4 tons)
heavy truck (other than trailer) (over 4 tons)

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Prepares merchandise for shipment, or receives and is responsible
for incoming shipments of merchandise or other materials. Shipping work
involves: A knowledge of shipping procedures, practices, routes, available
means of transportation, and rates; and preparing records of the goods

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shipped, making up bills of lading, posting weight and shipping charges, and
keeping a file of shipping records. May direct or assist in preparing the
merchandise for shipment. Receiving work involves: Verifying or directing
others in verifying the correctness of shipments against bills of lading,
invoices, or other records; checking for shortages and rejecting damaged
goods; routing merchandise or materials to proper departments; and main­
taining necessary records and files.

shipping containers and may involve one or more of the following: Knowledge
of various items of stock in order to verify content; selection of appropriate
type and size of container; inserting enclosures in container; using excelsior
or other material to prevent breakage or damage; closing and sealing con­
tainer; and applying labels or entering identifying data on container. Packers
who also make wooden boxes or crates are excluded.
MATERIAL HANDLING LABORER

For wage study purposes, workers are classified as follows:
A worker employed in a warehouse, manufacturing plant, store, or
other establishment whose duties involve one or more of the following:
Loading and unloading various materials and merchandise on or from freight
cars, trucks, or other transporting devices; unpacking, shelving, or placing
materials or merchandise in proper storage location; and transporting
materials or merchandise by handtruck, car, or wheelbarrow. Longshore
workers, who load and unload ships, are excluded.

Shipping clerk
Receiving clerk
Shipping and receiving clerk
WAREHOUSEMAN
As directed, performs a variety of warehousing duties which require
an understanding of the establishment's storage plan. Work involves most
of the following: Verifying materials (or merchandise) against receiving
documents, noting and reporting discrepancies and obvious damages; routing
materials to prescribed storage locations; storing, stacking, or palletizing
materials in accordance with prescribed storage methods; rearranging and
t a k i n g inventory of stored materials; examining stored materials and
reporting deterioration and damage; removing material from storage and
preparing it for shipment. May operate hand or power trucks in performing
warehousing duties.
Exclude workers whose primary duties involve shipping and receiv­
ing work (see Shipping and Receiving Clerk and Shipping Packer), order filling
(see Order Filler), or operating power trucks (see Power-Truck Operator).

Operates a manually controlled gasoline- or electric-powered truck
or tractor to transport goods and materials of all kinds about a warehouse,
manufacturing plant, or other establishment.
For wage study purposes, workers are classified by type of powertruck, as follows:
Forklift operator
Power-truck operator (other than forklift)
GUARD AND WATCHMAN
Guard. Performs routine police duties, either at fixed post or on
tour, maintaining order, using arms or force where necessary. Includes
guards who are stationed at gate and check on identity of employees and
other persons entering.

ORDER FILLER
Fills shipping or transfer orders for finished goods from stored
merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips, customers'
orders, or other instructions. May, in addition to filling orders and indi­
cating items filled or omitted, keep records of outgoing orders, requisition
additional stock or report short supplies to supervisor, and perform other
related duties.
SHIPPING PACKER
Prepares finished products for shipment or storage by placing them
in shipping containers, the specific operations performed being dependent
upon the type, size, and number of units to be packed, the type of container
employed, and method of shipment. Work requires the placing of items in




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Watchman. Makes rounds of premises periodically in protecting
property against fire, theft, and illegal entry.
JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER
Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition factory working areas and
washrooms, or premises of an office, apartment house, or commercial
or other establishment. Duties involve a combination of the following:
Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and polishing floors; removing chips, trash,
and other refuse; dusting equipment, furniture, or fixtures; polishing metal
fixtures or trimmings; providing supplies and minor maintenance services;
and cleaning lavatories, showers, and restrooms. Workers who specialize
in window washing are excluded.

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The follow in g a r e a s a r e su rv e y ed p e r io d ic a lly fo r u se in a d m in iste rin g the S e r v ic e
availa ble at no c o st fr o m any of the B L S r eg io n a l o ffic e s shown on the back c o v e r .

C ontract

A la sk a
A lb a n y , Ga.
A lb u q u erq u e , N . M ex.
A le x a n d r ia , La.
A lp e n a , S tan d ish , and Taw as C ity , M ic h .
Ann A r b o r , M ich .
A s h e v ille , N .C .
A tlan tic C ity , N .J .
A u g u sta , G a.—S .C .
B a k e r s fie ld , C a lif.
Baton R ouge, La.
B attle C r e e k , M ich .
B eaum ont—P ort A r th u r — r a n g e , T e x.
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B ilo x i—G u lfp ort and P a sc a g o u la , M is s .
B o ise C ity , Idaho
B r e m e r to n , W ash .
B r id g e p o r t, N o r w a lk , and S ta m fo r d , Conn.
B ru n sw ick , G a.
B u rlin g to n , V t.—N .Y .
C ape C od , M a s s .
C ed a r R a p id s, Iowa
C ham paign—Urbana—Rantoul, 111.
C h a r le s to n , S .C .
C h arlo tte—G asto n ia , N .C .
C h eyen n e, W yo.
C la r k s v ille —H o p k in sv ille, Tenn.—K y .
C o lo ra d o S p rin g s, C o lo .
C o lu m b ia , S .C .
C o lu m b u s, G a .— la .
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C o lu m b u s, M is s .
C r a n e , Ind.
D e ca tu r, 111.
D e s M o in e s, Iowa
Dothan, A la .
Duluth—S u p e r io r , M inn.—W is .
E l P a s o , T e x ., and A la m o g o r d o —Las C r u c e s , N. M ex.
E ugene—S p rin g field , O r e g .
F a y e tt e v ille , N .C .
F itch b u rg—L e o m in s te r , M a s s .
F o r t S m ith, A r k .—O k la.
F o r t W ayn e, Ind.
F r e d e r ic k — a g e r stown , M d .—C h a m b e r s b u r g , P a .—
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M a r tin s b u r g , W . V a .
G ad sd en and A n n isto n , A la .
G o ld sb o r o , N .C .
Grand Island—H a stin g s, N e b r.
G r e a t F a l ls , M ont.
G u am , T e r r it o r y of
H a r r isb u r g —Lebanon, P a.
Huntington—A sh la n d , W . V a .—K y .- Ohio
K n o x v ille , Tenn.
La C r o s s e , W is.
L aredo, T ex.
L as V e g a s , Nev.
Law ton, O k la.
L im a , Ohio
L ittle Rock—N orth Little R o ck , A r k .

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L ogan sp ort—P e r u , Ind.
Lorain —E ly r ia , Ohio
L ow er E a s te r n S h o re , M d.—V a .—D e l.
L yn ch b u rg, V a.
M a c o n , Ga.
M a d iso n , W is .
M a n sfie ld , Ohio
M a rq u e tte, E sca n a b a , Sault Ste. M a r ie , M ic h .
M c A lle n —P hari^-E dinbu rg and B r o w n sv ille —
H arlin gen —San B en ito, T e x .
M edford —K lam ath F a lls —G ran ts P a s s , O r e g .
M e rid ia n , M i s s .
M id d le s e x , M on m ou th , and Ocean C o s ., N .J .
M o b ile and P e n s a c o la , A la .—F la .
M o n tg o m e r y , A la .
N a sh v ille —D avid son , Tenn.
New B ern—J a c k so n v ille , N .C .
New London—N orw ich , Conn.—R .I.
N orth D ak ota, State of
O r la n d o , F la .
O xnard—Sim i V alle y—V en tu ra, C a lif.
P anam a C ity , F la .
P a r k e r sb u r g —M a r ie tta , W . V a .—Ohio
P e o r ia , 111.
P h oe n ix, A r iz .
Pine B lu ff, A r k .
P o c a te llo —Idaho F a l l s , Idaho
P o r tsm o u th , N .H .—M aine—M a s s .
P u e b lo, C o lo .
P uerto R ico
R eno, N ev.
Richland— enn ew ick—W a lla W alla—
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P en d leton , W a sh .—O r e g .
R iv e r sid e—San B ern ard in o—O n ta rio , C a lif.
S alin a, K a n s.
S alin as—S easid e—M o n te r e y , C a lif.
Sandusky, Ohio
Santa B a r b a r a —Santa M a r ia —L o m p o c , C a lif.
Savannah, Ga.
S e lm a , A la .
Sherm an —D e n iso n , T e x .
S h r e v e p o r t, La.
Sioux F a l ls , S. Dak.
Spokane, W a sh .
S p r in g fie ld , 111.
S prin gfield —C h icop ee—H olyok e, M a s s .—C onn.
Stockton , C a lif.
T a c o m a , W a sh .
T am pa—St. P e t e r s b u r g , F la .
T op ek a, K a n s.
T u c so n , A r iz .
T u ls a , O k la.
V a lle jo —F a ir fie ld —Napa, C a lif.
W aco and K ille e n —T e m p le , T e x .
W a te r lo o —C e d a r F a l l s , Iowa
W e st T e x a s P lain s
W ilm in g to n , D e l.—N .J .—M d.

An annual rep ort on s a la r ie s fo r a c co u n ta n ts, a u d ito r s , ch ie f acco u n ta n ts, a t to r n e y s , job a n a ly s t s , d ir e c to r s of p e r s o n n e l, b u y e r s , c h e m is ts , e n g in e e r s , en gin eerin g te c h n icia n s, d r a fte r s , and
c le r ic a l em p lo y e e s is a v a ila b le .
O rd er as B L S B u lletin 1 8 9 1 , N ation al S u rvey of P r o fe s s io n a l, A d m in is tr a tiv e , T e c h n ic a l, and C le r ic a l P a y , M a r c h 1 9 7 5 . $ 1 .3 0 a c o p y , fr o m any o f the B L S r eg io n a l sa le s
o ffic e s shown on the back c o v e r , o r fr o m the Superintendent of D o c u m en ts, U .S . G ove rn m en t P rinting O ffic e , W ash ington, D .C . 2 0 4 0 2 .




Area Wage Surveys
A list of the latest available bulletins is presented below. A directory of area wage studies including more limited studies conducted at the request ot tne
Employment Standards Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor is available on request. Bulletins may be purchased from any of the BLS regional offices shown
on the back cover or from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Area
A k r o n , O hi o, D e c . 1 97 5___________________________________________________
Al b an y^S ch ene cta dy—T r o y , N . Y . , Sept. 1 9 7 5 1________________________
An a h e im —Santa A n a - G a r d e n G r o v e , C a l i f . , O c t . 1 9 7 5 1____________
At la nta , G a. ,
M a y 1 9 7 6 ___________________________________________________
A u st i n , T e x . ,
Dec.
1 9 7 5 1 ______________________________________
B a l t i m o r e , M d . , A u g . 19 76______________________________________________
B i l l i n g s , M o n t . , Ju ly 1 9 7 6_______________________________________________
Bi ng ha mt on , N . Y ^ P a . , July 1976 1_____________________________________
B i r m i n g h a m , A l a . , M a r . 1 9 7 6 1_________________________________________
B o s to n , M a s s . , A u g . 1 9 7 6 ________________________________________________
Bu ffa lo , N . Y . , O c t. 1 9 7 5 1_________________________________________________
Canton, O hi o, M a y 1 9 7 6 ___________________________________________________
Chattanooga, Te nn.—G a . , Sept. 1 9 7 5 1__________________________________
C h ic a g o , 111., M a y 1 9 7 6 ___________________________________________________
Cin cinn ati, Ohio— y . —Ind., M a r . 1 9 7 6 _________________________________
K
Cl e v e la n d , O hio, Sept. 1 9 7 5 ______________________ ______________ _______
C o lu m b u s , O hio, O c t . 1 9 7 5 1 ____________________________________________
C o r p u s C h r i s t i , T e x . , Ju ly 19 76 ________________________________________
D a l l a s - F o r t W o r t h , T e x . , O c t . 1 9 7 5 1 _________________________________
D a v e n p o r t - R o c k Island—M o li n e , I o w a - I l l . , F e b . 1 9 7 6 ______________
Dayton, Ohio, D e c . 1 97 5__________________________________________________
Day tona B e a c h , F l a . , A u g . 1 9 7 6 _________________________________________
D env er—B o u ld e r , C o l o . , D e c . 1 9 7 5 _____________________________________
D e tr o it , M i c h . , M a r . 1 9 7 6 1______________________________________________
F o r t L a u d e rd a le —Hollywo od and W e s t P a l m Bea ch—
B o c a Raton, F l a . , A p r . 1 9 7 6 __________________________________________
F r e s n o , C a l i f . , June 1 9 7 6 _______________________________________________
G a i n e s v i l l e , F l a . , Sept. 1975____________________________________________
G r e e n Ba y, W i s . , July 1 9 7 6 ____
G r e e n s b o r o —W i n s t o n - S a l e m —High Po in t, N . C . , A u g . 1 9 7 6 ________
G r e e n v i l l e —Spartan bu rg, S . C . , June 1976 1___________________________
H a rt f or d , Co nn. , M a r . 1 9 7 6 _____________________________________________
Houston, T e x . , A p r . 1 9 7 6 ________________________________________________
Hu nt sv il le , A l a . , F e b . 19 76 _____________________________________________
Indianapolis, Ind., O c t . 1 9 7 5 1 ________________________ __________________
Ja ck so n , M i s s . , F e b . 1976_______________________________________________
J a c k s o n v il l e, F l a . , D e c . 1975___________________________________________
K a n s a s Ci ty, M o . - K a n s . , Sept. 1 9 7 5 ___________________________________
Le xington—F a y e t t e , K y . , N o v . 1 9 7 5 1__________________________________ _
L o s A n g e l e s —Long B e a c h , C a l i f . , O c t . 1975 1 _______________________
L o u i s v i l l e , K y . —Ind., N o v . 1 9 7 5 _________________________________________
M e l b o u r n e - T i t u s v i l l e - C o c o a , F l a . , A u g . 1 9 7 5 ______________________
M e m p h i s , Te nn.—A r k . —M i s s . , N o v . 19 75 ______________________________

* Prices are determined by the Government Printing Office and are subject to change.
* Data on establishment practices and supplementary wage provisions are also presented.




Bulletin number
and price*
1850-80,
1850-63,
1850-75,
1900-30,
1850-83,
1900-52,
1900-39,
1900-49,
1 9 0 0 - 11,
1900-53,
1850-69,
1900-28,
1850-67,
1900-32,
1900-7,
1850-64,
1850-78,
1900-41,
1850-59,
1900-25,
1850-73,
1900-45,
1850-82,
1900-15,

4 5 cents
$ 1 .2 0
8 5 cents
8 5 cents
75 cents
85 cents
55 cents
85 cents
95 cents
85 cents
95 cents
55 cents
85 cents
$1.05
75 cents
$ 1 .3 0
95 cents
55 cents
$ 1 .5 0
55 cents
4 5 cents
4 5 cents
75 cents
$ 1 .2 5

1900-20,
1900-29,
1850-57,
1900-37,
1900-47,
1900-36,
1 9 0 0 - 14,
1900-26,
1 9 0 0 - 17,
1850-66,
1900-8,
1850-81,
1850-55,
1850-84,
1850-86,
1850-79,
1850-54,
1850-85,

55 cents
55 cents
$ 1 .1 0
55 cents
65 cents
85 cents
55 cents
8 5 cents
55 cents
95 cents
55 cents
4 5 cents
80 cents
75 cents
$ 1 .1 5
4 5 cents
65 cents
4 5 cents

Area
M i a m i , F l a . , O c t . 19 75 ___________________ _____ __________ ________ _____
M il w a u k e e , W i s . , A p r . 1 9 7 6 ____________________________________________
Min n ea po li s—St. P au l, Minn.—W i s . , Jan. 1976_______________________
N a s s a u - S u f f o l k , N . Y . , June 1 9 7 6 _______________________________________
N e w a r k , N . J . , Jan. 1 9 7 6 _________________________________________________
Ne w O r l e a n s , L a . , Jan. 1 9 7 6 ___________________________________________
Ne w Y o r k , N . Y ^ N . J . , M a y 1 97 6_______________________________________
Nor folk—V i r g i n i a Be a ch —P o r t s m o u t h , V a . —N . C . , M a y 1 9 7 6 1_____
Nor fo lk—V i r g i n i a B e a c h ^ P o r t s m o u t h and N e w p or t N e w s —
Hamp ton , V a . —N . C . , M a y 1976 * ___________________ __________________
N o r t h e a s t Pen n sy lv a n ia , Au g . 1 9 7 6 ____________________________________
O k la h o m a Ci ty, O k la ., A u g . 19 76 ______________________________________
O m a h a , Nebr »—Iowa, O c t . 1975_________________________________________
P a t e r s o n - C l i f t o n - P a s s a i c , N . J . , June 1 97 6_________________________
Phi la de lp h ia , P a . —N . J . , N o v . 1 9 7 5 _____________________________________
Pi t ts b u rg h , P a . , Jan . 1 9 7 6 1 ____________________________________________
P or tl an d , M a in e , N ov . 1975_____________________________________________
P or tl an d , O r e g . —W a s h . , M a y 1 9 7 6 _____________________________________
Po u g h k e e p s ie , N . Y . , June 1 9 7 6__________________________________ _ ___
_
P ou gh k e e p s ie — in g s to n— ew bu rgh , N . Y . , June 1 9 7 5 1_____________
K
N
P r o v i d e n c e —W a rw ic k —Pawtu ck et, R .I .—M a s s . , June 1 97 6_________
R ale ig h—D u r h a m , N . C . , F e b . 1 9 7 6 _____________________________________
R ic h m on d , V a . , June 1 9 7 6 _______________________________________________
St. L o u i s , M o .—111., M a r . 1 9 7 6 1 _______________________________________
S a c r a m e n t o , C a l i f . , D e c . 1 9 7 5 _________________________________________
Saginaw, M i c h . , N o v . 1 9 7 5 ______________________________________________
Salt L ak e City—Ogden , Utah, N ov . 1 9 7 5 1_____________________________
San Anto nio , T e x . , M a y 1 9 7 6 ___________________________________________
San D ie g o , C a l i f . , N o v . 1975____________________________________________
San F r a n c i s c o —
Oakland, C a l i f . , M a r . 1 9 7 6 __________________________
San J o s e , C a l i f . , M a r . 1976_____________________________________________
Seattle—E v e r e t t , W a s h . , Jan. 1 9 7 6 _____________________________________
South Bend , Ind., M a r . 1 9 7 6 ____________________________________________
S ta m fo rd , C o n n ., M a y 1 9 7 6 * _______________________________________ ____
S y r a c u s e , N . Y . , July 1 9 7 6 _______________________________________________
T o le d o , Ohio—M i c h . , M a y 1976_________________________________________
T re nt on , N . J . , Sept. 1975 1 ______________________________________________
U ti c a — o m e , N . Y . , July 1 9 7 5 1_________________________________________
R
Wa sh in gt o n, D . C ^ M d ^ V a . , M a r . 1976_______________________________
W e s t c h e s t e r County, N . Y . , M a y 1 9 7 6 _________________________________
W ic h it a , K a n s . , A p r . 1 9 7 6_______________________________________________
W o r c e s t e r , M a s s . , A p r . 1 9 7 6 __________________________________________
Y o r k , P a . , F e b . 1 9 7 6 ___________ __________________________________________

Bulletin number
and price*
1850-76,
1900-22,
1900-3,
1900-35,
1900-10,
1900-2,
1900-48,
1900-27,

95 cents
8 5 cents
95 cents
85 cents
85 cents
75 cents
$ 1 .0 5
85 cents

1900-33,
1900-43,
1900-42,
1850-56,
1900-38,
1850-65,
1900-1,
1850-72,
1900-51,
1900-50,
1850-68,
1900-31,
1900-18,
1900-34,
1900-19,
1850-87,
1850-71,
1850-74,
1900-23,
1850-77,
1900-9,
1900-13,
1900-6,
1900-5,
1900-40,
1900-44,
1900-24,
1850-60,
1850-48,
1900-12,
1900-46,
1900-21,
1900-16,
1900-4,

85 cents
65 cents
55 cents
$ 1 .1 0
55 cents
8 5 cents
$ 1 .1 5
4 5 cents
75 cents
45 cents
7 5 cents
75 cents
55 cents
65 cents
$ 1 .2 5
45 cents
3 5 cents
7 5 cents
65 cents
4 5 cents
95 cents
75 cents
65 cents
55 cents
85 cents
55 cents
55 cents
$ 1 .2 0
80 cents
8 5 cents
55 cents
55 cents
55 cents
55 cents

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