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MAY 2 21972
DOCUMENT COLLECTION

EA WAGE SURVEY
T h e N e w O rl ans, Louisiana, M e tro p o lita n A re a ,
Jan u ary 1 9 7 2

Bulletin 1 7 2 5 - 3 5
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

/ Bureau of Labor Statistics

B U R E A U

O F

L A B O R

S T A T IS T IC S

R E G IO N A L

O F F IC E S

ALASKA

Region II
1515 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10036
Phone: 971-5405 (Area Code 212)

Region III
406 Penn Square Building
1317 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107
Phone: 597-7796 (Area Code 215)

Region IV
Suite 540
1371 Peachtree St. NE.
Atlanta, Ga. 30309
Phone: 526-5418 (Area Code 404)

Region VI
Region V
8th Floor, 300 South Wacker Drive
1100 Commerce St., Rm. 6B7
Dallas. Tex. 75202
Chicago, III. 60606
Phone: 749-3516 (Area Code 214)
Phone: 3 5 3 -1880 (Area Code 312)

Regions V II and V III
Federal Office Building
911 Walnut St., 10th Floor
Kansas City, Mo. 64106
Phone: 374-2481 (Area Code 816)

Regions IX and X
450 Golden Gate Ave.
Box 36017
San Francisco, Calif. 94102
Phone: 556-4678 (Area Code 415)

Region I
1603-JFK Federal Building
Government Center
Boston, Mass. 02203
Phone: 223-6761 (Area Code 617)




Regions V II and V III will be serviced by Kansas City.
Regions IX and X will be serviced by San Francisco.

AREA WAGE SURVEY

B u lle tin 1 7 2 5 -3 5
A p r il 1 9 7 2

v
U.S. DEPARTM ENT OF LABOR, J. D. Hodgson, Secretary
B U R EA U OF LAB OR S TA TIS TIC S , Geoffrey H. Moore, Commissioner

The N ew

O r le a n s , L ou isia n a, M etrop olitan A r e a , J a n u a ry 1 9 7 2

CONTENTS
Page

1.
4.

Introduction
W age trends fo r s e le c te d occupational groups

T a b le s :

6.

9.
10 .
11 .
12 .

15.

1.
2.

E stablish m en ts and w o rk e rs within scope o f s u rv e y and num ber studied
Indexes o f standard w eek ly s a la r ie s and s tra ig h t-tim e h ou rly earnings fo r s e le c te d occupational
grou p s, and p ercen ts o f change fo r sele c te d p eriod s

A.

3.
5.

O ccupational earn in gs:
A - l . O ffic e occupations— en and wom en
m
A - 2. P r o fe s s io n a l and tech n ica l occupations— en and wom en
m
A - 3. O ffic e , p ro fe s s io n a l, and tech n ical occupations— en and wom en com bined
m
A -4 . M aintenance and p ow erplan t occupations
A - 5. C u stodial and m a te r ia l m ovem en t occupations

Appendix.




Occupational d e scrip tio n s

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 2 0 4 0 2 -P ric e 30 cents

Preface
T h e Bureau o f L a b o r S tatistics p ro g ra m o f annual occu pa­
tion al w age su rveys in m etro p o lita n a re a s is d esign ed to p ro v id e data
on occupational ea rn in gs, and establish m en t p ra c tic e s and supplem en­
ta r y w age p ro v is io n s .
It y ie ld s d eta iled data by s e le c te d industry
d iv is io n fo r each o f the a re a s studied, fo r geo gra p h ic re g io n s , and
fo r the U nited States. A m a jo r con sid era tion in the p ro g ra m is the
need fo r g r e a te r in sigh t into (1) the m ovem en t o f w ages by occu pa­
tion al c a te g o ry and s k ill le v e l, and (2) the stru ctu re and le v e l o f wages
am ong a re a s and indu stry d iv is io n s .
A t the end o f each s u rv e y , an individu al a re a bu lletin p r e ­
sents the re s u lts .
A fte r com p letion o f a ll individual a re a bulletins
fo r a round o f s u rv e y s , two su m m ary bu lletin s a re issu ed. T h e fir s t
brin gs data fo r each o f the m etro p o lita n a re a s studied into one bu lletin .
T h e second p resen ts in fo rm a tio n which has been p ro je c te d fr o m in d i­
vidu al m e tro p o lita n a re a data to r e la te to geo g ra p h ic regio n s and the
United States.
N in ety a rea s c u rre n tly a re included in the p ro g ra m . In each
a r e a , in fo rm a tio n on occupational earnings is c o lle c te d annually and on
estab lish m en t p ra c tic e s and su pplem en tary w age p ro v is io n s b ien n ia lly.
T h is bu lletin p resen ts resu lts o f the su rvey in N ew O rle a n s ,
L a . , in January 1972.
T h e Standard M e tro p o lita n S ta tis tic a l A r e a ,
as defin ed by the O ffic e o f M anagem ent and Budget (fo r m e r ly the
Bureau o f the Budget) through January 1968, consists o f J e ffe rs o n ,
O rle a n s , St. B e rn a rd , and St. Tam m an y P a r is h e s .
T h is study was
conducted by the B u reau 's re g io n a l o ffic e in D a lla s , T e x . , under
the g e n e ra l d ire c tio n o f Boyd B. O 'N e a l, A s s is ta n t R e g io n a l D ir e c to r
fo r O p eration s.




N o te :
S im ila r re p o rts a re a v a ila b le fo r oth er a re a s .
back c o v e r .)

(See in sid e

Union w age r a te s , in d ic a tiv e o f p re v a ilin g pay le v e ls in
the N ew O rlean s a r e a , a re a v a ila b le fo r building construction;
p rin tin g; lo c a l- tr a n s it operatin g em p lo yees; lo c a l tru c k d riv e rs
and h e lp e rs ; and g r o c e r y s to re e m p lo y ees.

Introduction
the A - s e r ie s ta b les, b ecau se e ith er (1) em ploym en t in the occupation is
too s m a ll to p ro v id e enough data to m e r it p resen tation , o r (2) th ere is
p o s s ib ility o f d is c lo s u re o f in d ivid u al establish m en t data. E arn in gs
data not shown s e p a ra te ly fo r in du stry d ivisio n s a re included in the
o v e r a ll c la s s ific a tio n when a su b cla ssifica tio n o f s e c r e ta r ie s or tru ck d r iv e r s is not shown o r in fo rm a tio n to s u b cla ssify is not a va ila b le.

This are a is 1 of 90 in which the U.S. Department of L a b o r's
Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts surveys of occupational earnings
and related benefits on an areaw ide b a s is .1
This bulletin presents current occupational employment and
earnings information obtained la rg e ly by m ail from the establishments
visited by Bureau field economists in the last previous survey for
occupations reported in that e a rlie r study. P e rso n a l visits w ere made
to nonrespondents and to those respondents reporting unusual changes
since the previous survey.

O ccu pational em ploym en t and earn in gs data a re shown fo r
fu ll-tim e w o r k e r s , i.e ., those h ire d to w o rk a re g u la r w e e k ly schedule.
E arn in gs data exclude p rem iu m pay fo r o v e rtim e and fo r w o rk on
w eeken ds, h o lid a ys, and late sh ifts. N onproduction bonuses a re e x ­
cluded, but c o s t - o f- liv in g allow an ces and in cen tive earnings a re in ­
clu ded.2 W here w e e k ly hours a re re p o rte d , as fo r o ffic e c le r ic a l
occupations, re fe r e n c e is to the standard w ork w eek (rounded to the
n e a re s t h a lf hour) fo r w hich em p lo yees r e c e iv e th e ir re g u la r stra ig h ttim e s a la rie s (e x c lu s iv e o f pay fo r o v e rtim e at re g u la r and/or p r e ­
m ium ra te s ). A v e r a g e w e e k ly earn in gs fo r these occupations have
been rounded to the n ea rest h a lf d o lla r.

In each area, data are obtained from representative estab­
lishments within six broad industry divisions: Manufacturing; tra n s­
portation, communication, and other public utilities; wholesale trade;
retail trade; finance, insurance, and re a l estate; and services. M ajor
industry groups excluded from these studies are government opera­
tions and the construction and extractive industries. Establishm ents
having few er than a p rescrib ed number of w ork ers are omitted because
they tend to furnish insufficient employment in the occupations studied
to w arran t inclusion. Separate tabulations are provided for each of
the broad industry divisions which meet publication criteria.

T h ese su rveys m ea su re the le v e l of occupational earnings in
an a rea at a p a rtic u la r tim e . C om p arison s o f in dividu al occupational
a v e ra g e s o v e r tim e m ay not r e fle c t expected w age changes.
The
a v e ra g e s fo r in d ivid u al jobs a re a ffe c te d by changes in w ages and
em ploym en t pattern s. F o r exam p le, p rop ortion s of w o rk e rs em p loyed
by h igh - o r lo w -w a g e fir m s m ay change o r h igh -w age w o rk e rs m ay
advance to b e tte r jobs and be re p la c e d by new w o rk e rs at lo w e r ra tes.
Such shifts in em ploym en t could d e c re a s e an occupational a v e ra g e even
though m ost establish m en ts in an a re a in c re a s e w ages during the yea r.
T ren d s in earnings o f occupational grou ps, shown in table 2, a re b etter
in d ica to rs o f w age trends than individu al jobs w ithin the groups.

These surveys are conducted on a sample basis because of
the unnecessary cost involved in surveying a ll establishments.
To
obtain optimum accuracy at minimum cost, a greater proportion of
large than of sm all establishments is studied. In combining the data,
however, a ll establishments are given their appropriate weight. E s ­
timates based on the establishments studied are presented, therefore,
as relating to a ll establishments in the industry grouping and area,
except fo r those below the minimum size studied.

Th e a v e ra g e s p resen ted r e fle c t com p osite, areaw id e e s t i­
m ates.
In du stries and establish m en ts d iffe r in pay le v e l and job
staffin g and, thus, contribute d iffe r e n tly to the estim a tes fo r each job.
Th e pay rela tio n sh ip obtainable fr o m the a v e ra g e s m ay fa il to r e fle c t
a c c u ra te ly the w age spread o r d iffe r e n tia l m aintained among jo b s in
in dividu al estab lish m en ts. S im ila rly , d iffe re n c e s in a v e ra g e pay le v e ls
fo r m en and w om en in any o f the s e le c te d occupations should not be
assum ed to r e fle c t d iffe re n c e s in pay trea tm en t o f the sexes w ithin
in dividu al establish m en ts.
O th er p o ssib le fa c to rs which m ay con ­
tribu te to d iffe re n c e s in pay fo r m en and wom en include: D iffe re n c e s
in p r o g r e s s io n w ithin esta b lish ed rate ra n ges, since only the actual
rates paid incum bents a re c o lle c te d ; and d iffe re n c e s in s p e c ific duties
p e rfo rm e d , although the w o rk e rs a re c la s s ifie d a p p ro p ria te ly w ithin
the sam e su rvey jo b d escrip tio n . Job d escrip tio n s used in c la s s ify in g

Occupations and Earnings
The occupations selected for study are common to a variety
of manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries, and are of the
following types: (1) Office c lerical; (2) professional and technical;
(3) maintenance and powerplant; and (4) custodial and m aterial m ove­
ment. Occupational classification is based on a uniform set of job
descriptions designed to take account of interestablishm ent variation
in duties within the same job.
The occupations selected fo r study
are listed and described in the appendix. Unless otherwise indicated,
the earnings data following the job titles are for all industries com ­
bined. Earnings data for some of the occupations listed and described,
or fo r some industry divisions within occupations, are not presented in
1 Included in the 90 areas are four studies conducted under contract with the New York State
Department o f Labor. These areas are Binghamton (New York portion only) Rochester (office occupa­
tions only); Syracuse; and Utica-Rom e. In addition, the Bureau conducts more lim ited area studies in
65 areas at the request of the Employment Standards Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.




2
Special payments provided for work in designated parts of the area by companies not con­
sidering such payments a part of the regular salary or hourly rate were not included because of reporting
problems. Such instances are few and do not have a large impact on the published data.

1

2

employees in these surveys are usually m ore generalized than those
used in individual establishments and allow for m inor differences
among establishm ents in the specific duties perform ed.
Occupational employment estimates represent the total in all
establishments within the scope of the study and not the number actu­
ally surveyed. Because of differences in occupational structure among
establishm ents, the 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 m aterially the accuracy of the earnings data.




Establishm ent P ra c tic e s and Supplementary W age Provision s

Tabulations on selected establishment practices and supple­
m entary wage provisions (B -s e r ie s tables) are not presented in this
bulletin.
Information for these tabulations is collected biennially.
These tabulations on minimum entrance salaries for inexperienced
women officew orker s; shift differentials; scheduled weekly hours;
paid holidays; paid vacations; and health, insurance, and pension
plans are presented (in the B -s e r ie s tables) in previous bulletins
for this area.




3

T a b le 1. E stab lishm ents and w o rk e rs within scope of survey and nu m b er studied in N e w O rle a n s , L a .,1
by m a jo r industry d iv is io n ,2J an u a ry 1 9 7 2
Minimum
employment
in establishments in scope
of study

Industry division

Num ber of establishm ents
Within scope
o f study*

A ll d ivision s__________________ _______________
Manufacturing- _____________ _ ________________
Nonmanufacturing________________________________
Transportation, com m unication, and
other public u tilities 5 _ __________
______
W holesale trade 6 ____________________________ R eta il trade------------ ------------------------------Finance, insurance, and rea l e s ta te 6 ______
S e r v ic e s 6 ’ ----------------------------------------------

W ork ers in establishm ents
Within scope o f study4
Studied

Studied
Number

P erc e n t

773

184

153,192

100

83,640

-

175
598

52
132

48, 817
104,375

32
68

29,584
54,056

50
50
50
50
50

118
130
163
82
105

30
18
34
16
34

30,775
13, 102
34,273
10,549
15,676

20
9
22
7
10

20,412
2,619
19,219
4,403
7,403

50

1 The New O rleans Standard M etropolitan S tatistical A r e a , as defined by the O ffice of Managem ent and Budget through January 1968, consists
of J efferson , O rleans, St. B ernard, and St. Tam m any P a rish es. The "w o rk ers within scope of study" estim ates shown in this table p rovid e a
reasonably accurate description of the s ize and com position of the labor fo rc e included in the survey. The estim ates are not intended, h ow ever, to
s erve as a basis of com parison with other em ploym ent indexes fo r the area to m easure em ploym ent trends or le v e ls since (1) planning of wage surveys
requ ires the use of establishm ent data com piled considerably in advance of the p a y ro ll p eriod studied, and (2) sm all establishm ents a re excluded from
the scope o f the survey.
2 The 1967 edition o f the Standard Industrial C la ssification Manual was used in cla ssifyin g establishm ents by industry division.
3 Includes a ll establishm ents with total em ploym ent at o r above the m inim um lim itation . A ll outlets (within the a rea ) of companies in such
industries as tra d e, finance, auto rep a ir s e rv ic e , and motion picture th eaters a re con sidered as 1 establishm ent.
4 Includes a ll w o rk ers in a ll establishm ents with total em ploym ent (within the a re a ) at or above the m inim um lim itation.
5 A b b reviated to "public u tilitie s " in the A - s e r ie s tables. T axicabs and s e rv ic e s incidental to w ater transportation w e re excluded.
6 This industry division is represented in estim ates fo r " a ll in d u stries" and "nonm anufacturing" in the S eries A tables. Separate presentation
o f data fo r this d ivision is not made fo r one or m ore of the follow ing reasons: (1) Em ploym ent in the d ivision is too sm a ll to provide enough data to
m e rit separate study, (2) the sam ple was not designed in itia lly to p erm it separate presentation, (3) response was insu fficient or inadequate to p erm it
separate presentation, and (4) there is p ossib ility o f disclosu re of individual establishm ent data.
7 H otels and m otels; laundries and other personal s e rv ic e s ; business s e rv ic e s ; autom obile re p a ir, rental, and parking; m otion pictures; nonprofit
m em bership organizations (excluding religiou s and charitable organ ization s); and engineering and a rch itectu ral s e rv ic e s .

A lm o st one-third of the w o rk ers within scope o f the su rvey in the New Orleans area
w ere em ployed in m anufacturing firm s . The follow in g presents the m a jo r industry groups and
sp ecific industries as a percent of a ll manufacturing:
Industry groups
Transportation equipm ent_______27
Food and kindred p rodu cts------ 22
A p p a rel and other te x tile
products_______________________
9
Stone, clay, and glass
products_______________________
8
Fab ricated m etal p rodu cts____
6
Ordnance and a c c e s s o rie s ------- 6
P r im a r y m etal in d u stries_____
6

S p ecific industries
Ship and boatbuilding and
re p a irin g -----------------------------B evera g es_______________________
Ordnance___________
Secondary nonferrous
m etals__________________________

27
6
6
6

This inform ation is based on estim ates of total em ploym ent d erived fro m universe
m a teria ls com piled p rio r to actual survey. P roportion s in variou s industry divisions may
d iffe r fro m proportions based on the results of the survey as shown in table 1 above.

W a g e T re n d s fo r S e le c te d O c c u p a tio n a l G ro u p s
Presen ted in table 2 are indexes and percentages of change
in average salaries of office c le ric a l w o rk ers and industrial nurses,
and in average earnings of selected plantworker groups. The indexes
are a m easure of w ages at a given tim e, expressed as a percent of
wages during the base period. Subtracting 100 from the index yields
the percentage change in w ages from the base period to the date of
the index.
The percentages of change or increase relate to wage
changes between the indicated dates. Annual rates of in crease, where
shown, reflect the amount of increase for 12 months when the time
period between surveys was other than 12 months. These computations
w ere based on the assumption that w ages increased at a constant rate
between surveys. These estimates are m easures of change in a v e r­
ages for the area; they are not intended to m easure average pay
changes in the establishments in the area.

shows the percentage change. The index is the product of multiplying
the base year relative (100) by the relative for the next succeeding
year and continuing to multiply (compound) each y e a r's relative by the
previous y e a r's index.
F o r office c le ric a l w o rk ers and industrial n u rses, the wage
trends relate to regu lar weekly salaries for the norm al workweek,
exclusive of earnings for overtim e.
F o r plantworker groups, they
m easure changes in average straight-tim e hourly earnings, excluding
prem ium pay for overtim e and for w ork on weekends, holidays, and
late shifts. The percentages are based on data for selected key occu­
pations and include most of the num erically important jobs within
each group.
Limitations of Data

Method of Computing
The indexes and percentages of change, as m easures of
change in area av erages, are influenced by: ( l ) general salary and
wage changes, (2) m erit or other increases in pay received by indi­
vidual w o rk ers while in the same job, and (3) changes in average
w ages due to changes in the labor force resulting from labor turn­
over, force expansions, force reductions, and changes in the p ro p o r­
tions of w ork ers employed by establishments with different pay levels.
Changes in the labor force can cause increases or decreases in the
occupational averages without actual wage changes. It is conceivable
that even though all establishments in an area gave wage increases,
average wages may have declined because low er-paying establishments
entered the area or expanded their w ork forces.
S im ilarly, wages
may have rem ained relatively constant, yet the averages for an area
m ay have risen considerably because higher-paying establishments
entered the area.

Each of the following key occupations within an occupational
group was assigned a constant weight based on its proportionate em ­
ployment in the occupational group:
Office clerical (men and women): Office clerical (men and women)— Skilled maintenance (men):
Carpenters
Continued
Bookkeeping-machine
operators, class B

Clerks, accounting, classes
A and B
Clerks, file, classes
A , B, and C
Clerks, order
Clerics, payroll
Comptometer operators
Keypunch operators, classes
A and B
Office boys and girls

Secret ar ies

Ele ctricians

Stenographers, general
Stenographers, senior
Switchboard operators, classes
A and B
Tabulating-m achine operators,
class B
Typists, classes A and B

Machinists
Mechanics
Mechanics (automotive)
Painters
Pipefitters
Tool and die makers

Industrial nurses (men and women):
Nurses, industrial (registered)

Unskilled plant (men):
Janitors, porters, and cleaners
Laborers, m aterial handling

The use of constant employment weights eliminates the effect
of changes in the proportion of w o rk ers represented in each job in­
cluded in the data.
The percentages of change reflect only changes
in average pay for straight-tim e hours.
They are not influenced by
changes in standard work schedules, as such, or by prem ium pay
for overtim e. W here necessary, data w ere adjusted to remove from
the indexes and percentages of change any significant effect caused
by changes in the scope of the survey.

The average (mean) earnings for each occupation w ere m ulti­
plied by the occupational weight, and the products for all occupations
in the group w ere totaled.
The aggregates for 2 consecutive years
w ere related by dividing the aggregate for the later year by the a g g re ­
gate for the e a rlie r year.
The resultant relative, less 100 percent,




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5

T a b le 2 .

In d e xe s o f standard w e e k ly s a la ries and s tra ig h t-tim e hourly earnings fo r s e le cte d occupational groups

in N e w O rle a n s , La., J an u a ry 1971 and J an u a ry 1 9 7 2 , and p e rce n ts o f c h a n g e ‘ fo r s ele c te d p eriod s
A ll industries
P e rio d

O ffice
c le ric a l
(men and
wom en)

Industrial
nurses
(men and
wom en)

Manufacturing

Skilled
maintenance
trades
(men)

Unskilled
plantw orkers
(men)

O ffic e
c le ric a l
(men and
wom en)

Industrial
nurses
(men and
wom en)

Skilled
mai ntenance
trades
(men)

Unskilled
plantw orkers
(men)

123. 5
130. 4

122. 1
128. 2

127. 0
136. 7

Indexes (F eb ru a ry 1967=100)
January 1971
January 1972------------------------------------------------

121.4
127. 2

126. 3
133. 4

123. 8
130. 6

121. 0
127. 3

117. 3
120. 6

P erc e n ts o f ch an ge1
3
*
F eb ru ary I960 to M arch 1961:
13-month in c re a s e -----------------------------------Annual rate o f in c r e a s e ______________________

2. 5
2. 3

9-9
9. 1

5. 7
5. 3

4. 4
4. 1

4. 3
4. 0

12. 0
11. 0

5. 2
4. 8

8. 6
7.9

M arch 1961 to F eb ru ary 1962:
11-month in crea se-----------------------------------Annual rate o f in c r e a s e ______________________

3.4
3. 7

1. 5
1.6

3. 5
3. 8

2. 0
2. 2

2. 8
3. 1

.5
.6

3.4
3. 7

.8
.9

3
2
3
3
8
3
1

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

2—
.9
2. 3
.9
1. 8
4. 0
10. 7
.4

4. 3
2.9
1.9
2.9
3. 7
4. 3
6. 5

3. 2
1. 1
7. 2
3.6
2. 6
5.9
7. 3

---- ------F eb ru ary 1962 to F eb ru ary 1963
F eb ru a ry 1963 to F eb ru ary 1964-------------------F eb ru ary 1964 to F eb ru ary 1965________________
F eb ru ary 1965 to F eb ru a ry 1966-------------------F eb ru ary 1966 to F eb ru ary 1967
F eb ru ary 1967 to F eb ru ary 1968________________
F eb ru ary 1968 to F eb ru ary 1969________________
F eb ru ary 1969 to January 1970:
11-month in crea se -----------------------------------Annual rate o f in crease — _
-----

4. 5
4. 1
2. 5
4.4
5. 3
5. 8
5. 3

1. 5
2. 0
0
3. 3
5. 1
9.7
3. 6

4.
3.
2.
3.
4.
4.
6.

2
4
5
8
5
3
7

4.
4.
6.
3.
310.
6.
5.

3. 8
4. 2

5. 8
6. 3

5. 2
5. 7

4. 7
5. 1

4. 7
5. 1

6.6
7. 2

5. 7
6.2

8. 0
8. 8

January 1970 to January 1971
---_ _
January 1971 to January 1972------------------------

5. 0
4. 8

5. 1
5.6

5.7
5. 5

3. 5
5. 2

1.9
2. 8

4. 3
5.6

4. 0
5. 0

3. 5
7. 6

1 A ll changes a re in creases unless oth erw ise indicated.
Th is d ecrea se refle c ts changes in em ploym ent among establishm ents with d ifferen t pay le v e ls , rather than s a la ry decrea ses.
3 In addition to g en era l wage in c re a s e s , this in crease re fle c ts amendments to the F a ir Labor Standards A c t and changes in employment
between high- and low -w age establishm ents.

6

A.

O ccupational earnings

T a b le

A -1.

O ffic e

o c c u p a tio n s —m en

and

wom en

(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t- tim e w e e k ly h ou rs and e a rn in g s fo r s e le c te d occu p ation s studied on an a r e a b a s is b y in d u stry d iv is io n , N e w O rle a n s , L a ., Janu ary 1972)
Weekly earnings 1
lard)

S ex , occupation, and indu stry division

Number
of
work ere

$

$
Average
weekly
hours1
[standard)

M ean2

M edian2

Middle range2

60
and
under

t

65

$

S

70

75

80

Num ber of w o r k e r s re c ei vi ng st ra ig h t -t i m e w ee k l y earning o f ---S
*
t
I
S
$
$
%
s
*
$
85
90
95
100
105
11 0
115
125
140
120
130

$

t

150

$

s

160

170

$

180

190
and

65

70

-

-

-

-

-

“

2
2
2

1
1
1

-

-

_

-

-

4
2

16
16
10

*

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

-

2
1
1
-

26
5
21
2

6
6
2

6
1
5
4

11
2
9
9

15
3
12
3

25
2
23
7

49
4
45
38

34
8
26
12

52
10
42
31

8
3
5
2

17
4
13
11

7
4
3
3

1
1

-

-

_

-

-

HEN
$

$

143.50
15 1 .5 0
14 1 .5 0
149.50

140 .0 0 1 2 5 . 5 0 - 1 5 5 . 0 0
150.50 12 8 .0 0 -17 4.0 0
13 8 .0 0 1 2 5 . 5 0 - 1 5 4 . 0 0
143.50 132.0 0 -15 8.50

$

$

CLERKS* ACCOUNTING, CLASS A -----------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UTIL ITIE S ----------------------

282
52
230
137

3 9. 0
39.5
3 9. 0
39.0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B -----------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UT ILI TI ES ----------------------

128
118
69

3 9 . 5 1 0 5 . 5 0 10 2. 00
3 9. 0 10 6. 00 10 2. 00
38.5 113.0 0 115.0 0

CLERKS, ORDER -----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

113
103

40 .0 12 4 .0 0 1 2 4 . 5 0 1 0 2 . 5 0 - 1 3 5 . 0 0
40 .0 1 2 3 . 0 0 12 4 . 0 0 1 0 0 . 5 0 - 1 3 5 . 0 0

MESSENGERS (OFFICE BOYSI ----------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UT ILI TI ES ----------------------

120
108
70

39.5
3 9. 0
3 9. 0

82.50
83.00
83.00

77.0 0
77.0 0
74 .0 0

7 1 . 5 0 - 89 .50
7 1 . 5 0 - 90.00
7 1 . 5 0 - 89 .5 0

BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
MACHINE) -------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

91
87

4 0 .0
4 0 .0

86.00
85.0 0

83. 00
8 2. 50

7 5 . 0 0 - 94.00
7 4 . 5 0 - 93 . 5 0

BILLERS, MACHINE (BOOKKEEPING
MACHINE) -------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

57
57

3 9 . 0 10 0 . 5 0 1 0 4. 00
3 9 . 0 1 0 0 . 5 0 10 4. 00

8 4 .0 0 -117.5 0
8 4 .0 0 -117.5 0

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A ---------------------------------------------

42

40 .0 1 1 1 . 5 0

94.00-135.00

9 2 .0 0 -119.0 0
92 .0 0-119.00
9 8 .0 0 -13 1.50

1
1
-

-

-

1
~

-

3
1

3
3
2

15
15
4

21
20
5

12
11
6

18
18
8

7
7
6

5
2
1

13
11
11

7
6
3

2
2
2

15
15
15

1
1
1

~

2
2
2

~

-

-

-

_

9

2
2

1
1

14
10

10
10

18
14

10
10

2
2

8
6

7
7

_

-

7
7

-

-

2
2

9

-

23
23

-

-

34
30
30

15
15
2

8

7
6
5

5
5
2

8
8
2

-

_

3
3
3

_

-

1
1
1

_

-

-

-

4

16
11
8

3
3
3

9
9

14
14

9
9

24
24

2

14
14

“

“

_

_
”

10
10

3
3

2
2

5
5

_

“

-

-

2

-

-

2

_

9

_

-

-

-

-

9
-

-

6
4
2
-

16
4
12
1

11
3
8
1

-

-

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

8

1

22
5
17
13

-

_

_

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

”

2
2
_

W EN
OM

10 7 . 0 0

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B --------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------------------

115
33
82
32

4 0 .0
94 .0 0
94 .0 0
97.50
4 0 .0
9 7.50
93 .0 0
4 0 .0
9 2 .5 0
40 .0 1 0 2 . 5 0 10 2. 00

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A -----------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UTI LITIES ---------------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------------------

277
37
240
78
33

39.5
4 0 .0
39.5
38.5
4 0 .0

13 3 .50
12 4 . 0 0
135.00
139.50
123.00

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B -----------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ---------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------SERVICES ------------------------------------

739
127
612
245
213
62

39.0
39.5
39.0
3 8 .0
39.5
40 .0

10 0.0 0
9 7 .0 0
101.00
9 7.50
9 7 .0 0
10 0.0 0
111.5 0 111.5 0
91.00
91.50
91.00
89 .00

8 6 .5 0 -113.0 0
8 6.0 0 -117.0 0
8 6 .5 0 -112 .0 0
95.50-132.00
81.5 0-102.0 0
8 6 . 5 0 - 94.00

CLERKS, FI LE , CLASS A ---------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

56
34

39.5
39.0

114.0 0 116.0 0
1 0 6. 00 1 1 0 . 5 0

10 0 .50 -127 .50
9 2 .50 -116 .50

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




8 4.50 -10 3 .0 0
8 6.0 0 -109 .50
8 4.0 0 -10 1.0 0
93.00-113.00

13 3 .0 0 1 1 8 . 5 0 - 1 4 8 . 5 0
1 2 5 .0 0 1 1 2 . 0 0 - 1 3 4 . 5 0
134.50 11 9 .5 0 -14 9 .5 0
143.50 11 8 .5 0 -15 3 .0 0
1 2 5 .0 0 1 1 7 . 5 0 - 1 2 9 . 0 0

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

57
3
54

-

30

“
-

-

-

16
2
14
1
12
1
-

81
25
56
6
35

“

“

14
14

“

“

"

1
1

10
10

5
5

5
5

5
5

_

“

11
11

_

”

*

“

9

3

2

8

2

-

-

-

9

2

21
4
17
10

16
4
12
2

13
3
10
6

4
4
-

-

4
4

-

-

3
2
1

6
1
5

_

8

3

-

-

8

8

3
3

19
19
7
2

23
6
17
5
3

21
21
11
7

16
6
10

54
7
47
27
8

40
15
25
10
5

21
6
15
11

8

10
10

89
9
80
13
42
11

74
29
45
13
16
6

57
4
53
22
27

4

95
10
85
36
16
33

4

55
1
54
21
16
3

2
2

2
2

9
9

1
1

2
1

2
2

6

2
1
1
1

6
6

1
1

5

-

-

-

-

_
“

_

-

_
“

_
-

“

_

-

-

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

“

-

-

-

-

31
1
30
6
11

42
10
32
2
2

48
1
47
13
3

41
4
37
28

7
1
6
1

11
1
10

5
5
5

-

-

-

-

-

-

83
6
77
77

1
1

-

•

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

2
1
1
1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

14
8
6
3
2

2

10

7

_

-

1
1

_

_

_

-

5

-

-

-

-

_

7
T a b le

A -1 .

O ffic e

o c c u p a tio n s —m en

a n d w o m e n ------C o n t i n u e d

(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, New Orleans, La., January 1972)
Weekly earnings 1
(stan dard)

Number of workers receiving straight-time weekly earnings of—

*

*

*

*

*

Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

$

*

$

i

i

$

$

*

r

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

11 0

115

120

125

1 30

1 60

*
1 50

*
1 60

*
1 70

*
180

1 90

65

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

11 0

115

120

125

130

1 60

150

1 60

1 70

1 80

1 90

over

2
2

2

26
3
5

21
1
20
11
6

138
21
117
32
7
10

102
16
86
28
16
25

106
16

82
20
62
37
1
7

50
5
65
26
3
10

20
15

19
16
1

67
18
29
13
1

3
3
3

2
2
1

17
17
6

66
1
65
17
3

31
3
28
10
11

60
M ean*

M edian*

Middle range*

*

*

and
under

W EN - CONTINUED
OM
CLERKS. F IL E , CLASS B -------NONMANUFACTURING ------------

167
155

38.5
38.5

$
83.00
8 1 .0 0

$
79.50
7 7 .0 0

$
$
7 0 . 5 0 - 93.00
7 0 .0 0 - 92.00

20
20

20
20

35
35

10
8

19
19

10
8

20
20

7
6

CLERKS, F IL E , CLASS C -------NONMANUFACTURING ------------

189
187

38 .0
38.0

81.50
81.50

8 1. 0 0
8 1 .0 0

7 5 . 5 0 - 86.50
7 5 . 5 0 - 86.50

5
5

1
1

36
36

66
66

66
66

61
60

7
6

i
i

CLERKS, ORDER ---------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------RETAIL TRADE ---------------

226
210
61

60 .0 10 2. 00 1 1 0 . 5 0
60 .0 10 2.0 0 1 1 0 . 5 0
60 .0
95.50
98.00

93 .5 0 -1 13 .0 0
9 6 .0 0 -113 .5 0
8 7.5 0-107.00

_
-

22
22
2

11
11
4

2
2
2

2
2
2

12
8
1

10
10
3

16
12
12

CLERKS, PAYROLL ------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------RETAIL TRADE ---------------

156
52
106
36

3 9. 0
60 .0
3 9. 0
39.5

109.50 1 1 1 .5 0
10 3. 0 0 1 0 1 . 0 0
11 2 .5 0 115.0 0
10 2. 00
9 9 .5 0

98 .5 0 -123 .0 0
9 5 .5 0 -111.5 0
106.00-126.00
8 6 .0 0 -116 .50

-

_
-

5
5
5

6
6
-

7
3
6
6

2
1
1
1

8
6
6
6

19
13
6
5

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS -------NONMANUFACTURING -----------RETAIL TRADE ---------------

166
161
65

3 9 . 5 1 0 1 . 0 0 10 3. 0 0
3 9 . 5 100.00 1 0 2 . 5 0
3 9. 0
9 2 .5 0
90.00

88.50-109.0 0
8 8.50-108.50
8 3.50 -106 .0 0

-

2
2
-

2
2
2

13
13
6

10
10
8

13
13
9

16
16
7

7
7
3

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A
MANUFACTURING ----------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------PUBLIC UTI LITIES --------

215
29
186
66

39.5 113.00 110.00
99 .0 0 -125.0 0
60 .0 1 2 3 . 5 0 1 2 5 .0 0 1 1 5 . 5 0 - 1 3 6 . 0 0
9 7 .50 -12 2.0 0
3 9 . 5 1 1 1 . 0 0 10 8. 50
3 8 . 5 10 3. 0 0
9 7.50
88.50-126 .50

-

-

-

1

1

16

19

23

“

-

-

1
1

1
1

16
16

19
1

23
11

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B
MANUFACTURING ----------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------PUBLIC UTILITIES -------RETAIL TRADE ----------------

651
39
612
70
85

3 9 . 5 10 2. 00 10 0 . 5 0
40 .0 10 7 . 0 0 10 2. 00
3 9 . 5 1 0 1 . 5 0 1 0 0. 50
38.5 118.00 122.00
60 .0
9 2 .5 0
95 .0 0

2

8
-

16
16
4
6

33
1
32
3
13

55

89

8

4

67
10

85
3
16

MESSENGERS I0FFICE GIRLS) NONMANUFACTURING ------------

81
79

39.0
3 9. 0

7 6 .5 0
7 6 .5 0

69 .00
69 .00

-

i
i

SECRETARIES -------------------------MANUFACTURING ----------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------PUBLIC UTILI TI ES --------RETAIL TRADE ---------------S E R V I C E S -----------------------

1,216
217
997
331
159
17 6

3 9. 0
60 .0
3 9. 0
38.5
60 .0
3 9. 0

128.50
137.50
12 7 . 0 0
135.00
115.0 0
12 6 .0 0

1 2 5 .0 0
136.50
12 3 . 0 0
130.50
113.50
122.50

69
2
67
22
5
17

33
6
27
18
7

SECRETARIES, CLASS A ------NONMANUFACTURING -----------PUBLIC UTI LITIES ---------

129
106
65

3 9. 0 160 .0 0 1 3 6 . 5 0 1 2 6 . 0 0 - 1 5 2 . 0 0
3 9. 0 13 6 . 0 0 1 3 3 . 5 0 1 1 9 . 5 0 - 1 6 9 . 5 0
38 .0 1 6 0 . 5 0 1 3 9 . 5 0 1 2 8 . 0 0 - 1 5 6 . 0 0

SECRETARIES, CLASS B ------MANUFACTURING ----------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------PUBLIC UTI LITIES --------RETAIL TRADE ---------------SERVICES -----------------------

260
29
231
78
28
33

3 9. 0
6 0 .0
3 9. 0
38 .0
60 .0
39.0

* Workers were distributed as follows:
See fo o tn o tes at end o f ta b le s .




13 8 .0 0
158.50
135.50
139.50
12 6 . 0 0
153.00

1 2 8. 00
15 0 . 0 0
127.00
1 2 5 .0 0
123.50
1 6 0. 00

*

2
“

5

6

7
2
5
3

6 5 . 0 0 - 8 3. 50
6 5 . 0 0 - 83.00

20
20

25
25

i
i

3
3

19
17

8

111.0 0-16 3 .0 0
118.50-169.50
109.50-161.50
11 5 .5 0 -15 7 .0 0
100.50-136.00
105.50-138.50

-

-

-

10
10
3
7

20
1
19
17
2

19
1
18
7

93.50-108 .50
93.00 -10 8.50
93.50-109.00
9 6 .0 0 -133 .0 0
8 5.50 -10 2.50

118.50-156.00
12 6.00 -199 .0 0
118.50-167.00
117.0 0 -166.0 0
12 0.00-138.00
128.00-169.50

-

8

10
2
8

6

10

10
10
16
10
3

16
16
7

27
8
19
39
39

67
13

88
18

10
10
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

7

2

-

7
6

2
2

17 at $ 190 to $ 200; 11 at $ 200 to $210; 3 at $210 to $ 220; and 1 at $ 220 to $ 230.

10 1
101
3

13
1
12
2

82
11
71

10
10

23
20

63
107
35
16
18
27
19
10
29
3
26
5
6

32
93
25

2
2
17
20
16
2

18
16
16

5
3
1

7
6
1
*32
16
18
7

8
T a b le

A -1.

O ffic e

o c c u p a tio n s —m en

a n d w o m e n ----- C o n t i n u e d

(Av er ag e s t ra ig h t -t i m e w ee k l y hou rs and earn ings for se le c t e d occupations studied on an a r e a b as is by indu stry divis ion. New O rl e an s , L a . , Jan ua ry 1972)
Weekly earnings
(stan dard)

S ex , occupation, and in du str y division

Number
of
wodcerc

1
65

70

75

Number of w o r k e r s r ec ei vi n g s t ra ig h t -t i m e we ek ly ea rni ng s of—
i
*
S
S
S
*
S
t
S
$
*
S
*
*
*
s
85
100
115
80
90
95
120
105
11 0
125
130
1A0
150
160
170
180
190

70

75

80

85

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

s
Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

s
60

M eant

Median2

Middle range2

S

s

and
under
65

90

95

and

100

105

110

115

120

125

130

1 AO

150

160

170

180

190

ov er

W EN - CONTINUED
OM
SECRETARIES - CONTINUED
SECRETARIES. CLASS C -------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING-------------------------PUBLIC UT ILI TI ES ---------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------SERVICES -------------------------------------

399
85
31A
86
51
63

$
3 9. 0 L29.00
3 9 . 5 135.00
3 9. 0 L28.00
38 .0 LAB.00
AO.O L1 3.50
AO.O 12 A .5 0

$
13 0 . 0 0
13 A.0 0
127.00
1A 8 .5 0
113.50
12 6 . 0 0

$
$
1 0 9 . 5 0 - 1 A7.00
1 1 9 . 0 0 —1 A 8 . 00
10 7. 0 0 —1 A 7 . 00
1 3 2 . 5 0 —1 6 A . 50
8 A.50-1A1.50
1 1 1 . 0 0 - 1 A 1 .5 0

SECRETARIES. CLASS D --------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UTILI TI ES ---------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------SERVICES ------------------------------------

A2A
80
3AA
122
56
7A

39.0
AO.O
3 9. 0
38.5
AO.O
38.5

11 7 .5 0
12 A .5 0
116.5 0
118.50
111.0 0
108.50

106.00-130.00
1 1 2 . 0 0 - 1 A 1 .00
10 5.50-127.00
10 3.5 0 -13 3 .5 0
96 .0 0 -115.0 0
10 2.00 -122.00

-

_
-

_
-

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL --------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UT ILI TI ES ---------------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------------------

587
81
506
195
35

3 9 . 0 1 0 5 . 5 0 10 2. 00
AO.O
96 .00
9 2 .5 0
3 9. 0 10 7. 0 0 10 3. 0 0
38.5 116 .5 0 11 7 .5 0
39.5
9 7 .0 0
93.50

9 1.0 0 -120 .0 0
8 7.5 0 -10 6.0 0
92.00-122.00
96.0 0-132 .50
8 9 .0 0 -112 .50

-

5
4
i

7
7
2
3

STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR ---------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UT ILI TI ES ----------------------

2A9
91
158
77

39.5
AO.O
39.5
39.5

-

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS A -----NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

55
37

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS B -----NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------SERVICES ------------------------------------

119.0 0
127.00
L1 7 .0 0
121.50
L07.00
109.50

128.50
136.50
123.50
115 .5 0

126.50 1 1 1 .5 0 -1 A 2 .5 0
1 3 1 . 0 0 1 2 2 . 0 0 - 1 A 8 . 00
12 1.0 0 10 5.50-139 .0 0
110.00
99 .0 0-129.50

39.0 105.50 102.00
99 .00
39.0 103.50

9 2 .5 0 —1 1 A . 00
92.0 0-112.50

231
230
85
76

AO.O
AO.O
AO.O
A 1.5

8 2 .5 0
82.00
79 .0 0
76 .0 0

80.00
80. 00
7 7 .0 0
76.50

73.5073.5070 .5071.5 0 -

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTSMANUF ACTUR I N G ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UTIL ITIE S ---------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------SERVICES ------------------------------------

223
69
15A
28
30
26

3 9. 0
95 .0 0
AO.O 10 A.5 0
91.00
3 9. 0
99 .00
38.5
AO.O
89.00
38.5
8 8. 50

95.50
9 9 .5 0
9 1.50
98.00
83. 00
8A.50

82.00-106.50
93.50-118.50
8 0 . 5 0 - 1 OA.00
93.00-108.00
7 9 . 0 0 - 96 .00
80.00-102.00

TRANSCRIBING-HACHINE OPERATORS,
GENERAL --------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------

79
79

38 .0
3 8 .0

83.00
83. 00

7 A . 0 0 - 97 .00
7A.OO- 97 .0 0

TYP IST S, CLASS A ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UT ILI TI ES ----------------------

269
2A7
136

38 .0 1 0 2 . 5 0 10 0 . 5 0
99 .0 0
3 8 .0 10 0 . 5 0
38 .0 10 A .5 0 1 0 1 . 5 0

93.00-108.00
9 2 .50 -10 6.50
95.0 0 -10 8 .50

TYPIST S. CLASS B ------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UTILITIES ---------------------RETAIL TRADE ----------------------------SERVICES ------------------------------------

577
AO
537
132
163
31

3 9. 0
AO.O
38.5
38 .0
AO.O
AO.O

83. 00
93 .0 0
8 2 .5 0
91.0 0
8 2. 50
90.00

7 5 . 0 0 - 9A.00
8 6 .5 0 - 97 .0 0
7 5 . 0 0 - 93.00
8 A . 5 0 - 9 9 .5 0
7 A . 0 0 -1 0 2 . 0 0
8 2 . 0 0 - 98.00

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8A.50
8A.50

86 .5 0
9 1 .0 0
86.00
9A. 50
8 7.0 0
8 9 .5 0

89.00
89.00
86.00
80.00

-

-

-

-

-

15

13

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3

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6
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11
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39
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15
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15
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-

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25
25
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33
33
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16

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28

29
29
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36
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17

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T a b le

A -2 .

P ro fe s s io n a l

and te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s —m e n

and

wom en

(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t -t im e w e e k ly h o u r s a n d e a r n in g s f o r s e le c t e d o c c u p a t io n s s tu d ie d on an a r e a b a s is b y in d u s t ry d iv is io n ,
W eekly earnings 1
(standard)
Number
of
woikers

N ew

O r le a n s ,

L a . , J an u a ry

1972)

Nu m ber of w o r k e r s re c ei vi ng s t r a ig h t -t i m e we ek ly hours of—
*

t
70

Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

$

$

i

t

$

f

*

t

t

S

t

t

M ean2

90

100

110

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

90

100

11 0

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

I9Q

200

210

24

28
17

34
34

26
23

31
31

14
12

15
14

10
10

1
1

$
t
t
s
s
*
*
210
220 230 240 250
260 270

5

and
under

Middle range2

M edian2

80

8

S ex , occupation, and indu stry division

80

and
220

250

230

260

270

ov er

MEN

$
COMPUTER OPERATORS* * CLASS B
NONHANUF AC TUR 1 N6 ——
— — —— —

—

COHPUTER OPERATORS* CLASS C
NONMANUFACTURING —— — —— — — —
— — — ——
—

17 9
162
92

$

$

$

40 .0 1 4 5 . 5 0 1 4 4 .0 0 1 3 0 . 0 0 3 9 . 5 1 4 6 .0 0 1 4 5 .0 0 1 3 5 . 0 0 39.5 114.0 0 12 1.00
39.5 1 1 5 .5 0 122.50

9 2 .0 0 93 .00 -

159.50
160 .0 0
135.50
136.00

18
15

18
14

8
11

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS*

54

3 9 . 5 24 7. 0 0 2 5 7 .0 0 2 1 1 . 0 0 205.0039.5

275.50
26 8. 50

*16
1

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,

16 6.5 0-2 02 .50

DUdlNc^w* LL n j j D

14

11

13

39 5 183 00 19 4 50
COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS* CLASS C

71

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

65
64

3 9 . 5 2 4 2 . 5 0 2 3 3 .5 0 2 1 5 . 5 0 - 2 6 4 . 5 0
3 9 . 5 2 4 3 . 5 0 2 3 4. 00 2 1 6 . 0 0 - 2 6 5 . 0 0

74

40 .0 2 0 7. 00 20 9. 50 2 0 0 . 5 0 - 2 1 5 . 5 0

160.00 -184.0 0

6

1

12

2

7

22

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS,

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS A ---------------------------

in i

4 0 .0 1 6 5 . 5 0

DRAFTSMEN* CLASS C — — —
— —

—

— — —
— — —

4 0 .0

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

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

40 .0 1 2 3 . 5 0 1 2 3 . 0 0 1 1 5 . 0 0 121.50

1 3 3 .5 0

29
26

40 .0 1 2 0 . 5 0 1 1 8 . 0 0 1 1 5 . 5 0 4 0 .0 1 1 9 . 5 0 1 1 7 . 5 0 1 1 5 . 5 0 -

1 2 5 .0 0
12 0.0 0

4 0 .0

127.00

122.00 11 8 .0 0 -1 3 3 .5 0

55

4 0 .5

15 1 .5 0

147.50 135.00 -170 .00
15 0 . 0 0 1 3 6 . 5 0 - 1 6 5 . 0 0

2

**12
12

11
11

-

2

-

4

-

24

181.50

48
27

8
1

15 7 .0 0 -172 .0 0

59

36

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

1

19

68

18

11

1
0

14

6

7

5

3

-

-

5

9

2

-

-

-

_

i
i

-

-

-

-

-

4

9

20

7

1
1

16

11

21

1

WOMEN

COMPUTER OPERATORS* CLASS B
NONHANUF ACTURI No — — — — — —
— — — —

NURSES,

INDUSTRIAL

—

(REGISTERED) ----

18
18
14
-

-

-

*

W ork ers

w e r e d is t r ib u t e d a s fo llo w s :

6 a t $ 2 70 to $2 80 ;

1 a t $ 2 8 0 to $2 90 ; 7 a t $ 2 90 to $3 0 0 ;

**

W ork ers

w ere

3 a t $ 2 80 to $2 9 0 ;

3 a t $2 90 to $3 00 ; a n d 6 a t $3 10 to $ 3 2 0 .

d is t r ib u t e d a s fo llo w s :

S ee footn otes at end o f ta b le s .




-

1
0

*

7

1
1

2

1 at $3 10 to $3 2 0 ; a n d

5
9

1 a t $ 3 50 to $3 60 .

2

5

8

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T a b le

A -3 .

O ffic e ,

p ro fe s s io n a l, a n d te c h n ic a l o c c u p a tio n s —m e n

and w o m e n

c o m b in e d

(Average straight-time weekly hours and earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, New Orleans, La. , January 1972)
Average
Nm
u ber
of

Occupation and industry division

eekly
W
eekly W
in
h u * earn gs 1
o rs
d )
sta d rd (stan ard
na )

Average
N m er
u b
of

Occupation and industry division

W
eekly
W
eekly
in
h u 1 earn gs 1
o rs
d )
(stan ard (stan ard
d )

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - CONTINUED

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS
BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
AO.O
AO.O

BILLERS, MACHINE (BOOKKEEPING

An
BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A --------------------------------------------BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B ---------------------------------------

3 *

n 100 00
100.00

NONMANUFACTURING — — ——
— — —
PUBLIC UTI LITIES
RETAIL TRADC

MESSENGERS (OFFICE BOYS AND G I RL S )PUBLIC UTIL ITIE S ----------------------

A*
25

AO.O 1 1 2 . 5 0
AO.O 108.0 0

j L LKL

1 AK1 L3

LL tKI\ o i 1 1Lt t LLA jo A

AO.O
98 .50
AO.O
9 7 .5 0
AO.O 98 .5 0
AO.O 10 3. 0 0
3 9 . 5 13 8 .5 0
AO.O 1AO.OO
38.5
40 .0

146 .00
131.00

867
13 7
730
31A
230
69

3 9 .0
39.5
3 9 .0
38 .0
39.5
AO.O

1 0 1 .0 0
1 0 1 .0 0
1 0 1 .0 0
112.00
9 1 .5 0
9 1 .5 0

201
187
77

3 9. 0

79.50

3 9. 0

8A.00

40 .0 13 7* j 0
3 9. 0 1 2 7 . 0 0
38.5 135.50
115.0 0
3 9.0 12 4 .0 0

* UuL 1L U1i L 1 I 1L j

57
35

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10 3 . 0 0
10 7. 0 0
10 3 . 0 0
122.00
9 2 .5 0

39.5
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114.50
1 0 7 .5 0

rUdL1L U11LI 11t j

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174
129
106

29
231
28
33
85
31 5

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T
63

3 9.0

3 9 .0
38. 0
AO.O
3 9.0

3 9 .0
3 9 . 5 1 3 5 .0 0
3 9 .0 12 8. 00
38. 0 1A8.00
AO.O 12 A .50
3 9.0

190
188

3 8 .0
3 8 .0

81.50
81.50

3A5
123

39.0 11 7 .0 0

337

AO.O 10 9 .5 0

71

AO.O 100.00

593

39.5
AO.O
39.0
39.5

512

109
36

Com pt ome te r o p e r a t o r s — —— — — —
—
NONMANUFAClURING — —
— —
— — —
RETAIL TRAd E —
—

1 1 9 .0 0

— ——
—

—

—

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

1A7
1AA

39.5
39.5

10 2. 00
101.00

A5

3 9. 0
39.5
AO.O
39.5
39.0

119.0 0
123.50
118.50
12 9 .0 0

TYPIST S, CLASS A ------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------PUBLIC UTIL ITIE S -------------------

3 6. 0
38. 0

8A.50
8 4 ,5 0

278

38.0 1 0 3 . 0 0

136

38.0

38^5
38.0

8 7 .5 0

——
——

1— — — — — —
——————

163

8 7.0 0
98.0 0
8 7.0 0

119

MANUFACTURING — ———
—

— ——
—

—

—
—

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,
BUSINESS* CLASS A —
——— — — — — —
—— —— — — —
NONMANUFACTURING ------------------ —

AO.O 1 7 4 .0 0

208
188

40 .0 14 2 .0 0
40.0 1 4 2 . 5 0
1 5 2 .5 0

32
106

AO.O 1 1 7 . 5 0
AO.O 1 2 0 .5 0
3 9 .5 1 1 6 . 5 0

59
25
3A

3 9 .5 24 3. 5 0
AO.O 25 6.0 0
3 9 . 5 234 .0 0

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,
181.50

COMPUTER PROGRAMERS,

KL1A1L 1KAUt

35

3 9. 0 1 0 6. 00
AO.O
3 9. 0 1 0 7 . 5 0

80
78

3 9. 0 1 6 7 . 5 0
3 9. 0 16 8 .0 0

39.5

68

3 9 . 5 24 0 .5 0
39.5 24 1.50
40 .0 207 .0 0
40 .0 2 1 4 . 5 0

MANUFACTURING — — — — — — —
——
—
—
NONMANUFACTURING — — —— — — — —
—
—
—— —

*'49
91
158

0 "0
AO.O 1 3 6 . 5 0
39*5 1 2 3 . 5 0
39*5 1 I J • j O

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS A --------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------

74
28

DRAFTSMEN* CLASS B ---------------------------

163

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS A -----n o nm a n uf a c t u r i n g — — —— — — —
— — —
—

55
37

39.0 105.50
3 9 . 0 103* 50

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

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS B -----NONMANUFAC f URING —— — — —— —
— —— — ——
SERVICES — —

233
232

AO.O
AO.O

83.00
82.50

—

— — —

—

76

A 1.5

76 .0 0

40 .0 165*00

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

27

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS --------------------

164

40 .0 1 6 7 . 5 0

55
39

AO .5 1 5 1 . 5 0
A1.0

NURSES,




79
79

39.5

A AL 1 A

See footn otes at end o f ta b les.

nn*'n

An n

m
—

92 .5 0

235
29
206
6A

TRANSCRI BING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
GENERAL --------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTUK1 NG ——— —— ——— — —
— ——
— —

99 .0 0

* *
38*5

rlw IH , AL 1U A
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— ——

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,

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135.50
139.50
12 6 .0 0
1 5 3 .0 0

A25

115.0 0
117.5 0
113.00
10 2. 00

95.00

1^4

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83*00

180

$

39 .0

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS

38.5

LLLKKj f rATKULL

223

140. 00

163

NONHANUF ACTURING —

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTS-

5A2

126
33
93
33

21 5
50

NONHANUFACTURING ——— —
— —
PUBLIC UTILI TIES
— — — — —
—

39.5
AO.O
39.5
38.5
AO.O

m

NONMANUFACTURING — — — — — —
———

559
89

KL 1AIL 1KAUL “ "

— ——
—

A59
39
A20
78
85

917
999
333

U .,0

88. 50

W
eekly W
eekly
h u 1 earn gs 1
o rs
in
(stan ard (stan ard
d )
d )

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - CONTINUED

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B -----------96
92

Average
Nm
u ber
of

Occupation and industry division

INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED) -----

40 .0 1 2 1 . 5 0

11
T a b le A -4 .

M a in te n a n c e

and

p o w e rp la n t o c c u p a tio n s

(Average straight-time hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, New Orleans, La., January 1972)
Slumber of workers receiving straight -time hourly earnings of—

Hourly earnings 3

Sex, occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

s
%
i
$
*
S
t
$
$
*
t
*
s
t
$
$
$
*
S
t
t
S
$
1 . 9 0 2.0 0 2 . 1 0 2 . 2 0 2 . 3 0 2 . 4 0 2 . 5 0 2. 60 2 . 7 0 2. 8 0 3.0 0 3.2 0 3 40 3 .60 3 .8 0 4 . 0 0 4 . 2 0 4 . 4 0 4 .6 0 4 .80 5. 00 5. 2 0 5 . 4 0
Mean 2

M edian2

Middle range 2

and
under

and

2.0 0 2 . 1 0 2 .2 0 2. 3 0 2 . 4 0 2 . 5 0 2 . 6 0 2 . 7 0 2. 80 3.0 0 3 .2 0 3 .4 0 3 60 3 80 4.00 4 . 2 0 4 . 4 0 4 . 6 0 4.80 5 .00 5. 2 0 5. 4 0

over

MEN

$
*52

4.27

$

$

$

J9

9

a” 8
4 . 9on
MAINTENANCE ---------------

NONMANUFACTURING

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

3 .5 5

413
284
129

4.39
4.42
4 .31

4.43
4.43
4.42

4 .0 6 - 4.74
4.00 - 4.76
4 .1 4 - 4.69

^69
151

E L E C T R IC IA N S ,

14
6.16

3 99
4.13

3 09
3 .9 2

3 70
^ ,o
3 .8 5 - 4.39

6«25

40

1 ^ A1. 1L NWItw L 1KA U
1^
--------------------------------------

m a n u f a c t u r in g

4.54

3 .56

3.6 5

3 .3 6

285
112
173

3 .3 6
3.8 1
3 .0 6

3.23
4 .17
3 .0 6

227
209

4.52
4.49

646
107
539
486
29

4.24

4.30

4.34
4.41

4.50
4.53

3.4 8 3 .3 8 3 .7 3 3 .8 53.2 6 -

4.10
4.10
4.13

4 .14
4.16
4. 0 8

4.50
4.70

80

66

4.03
4 .31
3 .7 7

4.13
4.22
3 .6 2

MAINTENANCE ---------------------

SHEET-METAL WORKERS, MAINTENANCE —

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

-

■

8

*j?2

124
115

4.62
4.63

4 .74
4.75

4 . 2 9 - 4. 80
4 .3 5 - 4.79

46
30

4.02
4.09

4.21
4.25

-

-

4
22
20

33
4
29
29

18
4
14
14

3 .7 1 - 4.29
3 .5 4 - 4.34

4.61
4.29
4.65
4.70
3.55

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

18

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

10
10

10
10

t*7^




6

13

1?

43
17
26

100
17
83

21

25

-

-

-

-

-

11

16
16

50
50

i

-

-

-

-

28
26

31
18

45
45

12
12

20
20

20
20

20
20

1

-

.

:
1

1

8

20

8

10
10

12
12

53
51

54
27
27
19
8

16

60

14

64

142

52

-

-

40 **71

8

45
42

13

51
40

142
142

38
38

-

-

40
40

21 7
209
8

7

92
13

8

8

1

130
126

144
92
52

13
8
26
24

14

-

10

-

12

-

-

-

-

2

71
71

2

24

2

31

19

12

14

11

-

-

1

11

-

t9
8

22
15
7

5

18
-

36
25

8

re

16

-

66
38
28

10
10

*05

-

110
73
37

ii
i

9

-

21

51
32
19

ii

g

69
60

3.8 0 - 4 .37
3 .7 8 - 4.37
4 .0 1 - 4.52

24
14
10

10

15

* Workers were distributed as follows: 4 at $6.00 to $6.20; and 17 at $6.20 to $6.40.
** Workers were distributed as follows: 1 at $5.40 to $5.60; 65 at $5.60 to $5.80; 3 at $5.80 to $ 6; and 2 at $ 6 to $6.20.
See footn otes at end o f ta b le s .

46
10
36
36

41
37
4
82
78

5

;
*

8

42
22
20

1

8
22

-

10
8
2

2

6

3 .5 5 - 4.43
4 . 0 8 - 4 .6 0
3 . 1 7 - 4.25

127

P IP E F IT T E R S ,

-

3.8 8 - 4 .9 1
3 .8 7 - 4.93

90

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

4.44
4*43

883
770
113

MECHANICS, AUTOMOTIVE
(MAINTENANCE) -------------------------------------------

-

3 .9 6

2 . 8 8 - 3 .9 6
3 .2 4 - 4.35
2 . 6 6 - 3 .2 8

-

1

-

3.6 4- 4.73

94
VILLI Ln j |

4.25

30

3

1

24
17

-

18
15

-

12

2
56
56
5

3

*
*

1
1

3

3

6

-

20

4

-

-

-

*
i
i

12
T a b le

A -5 .

C u s to d ia l

and

m a te ria l

m o v e m e n t o c c u p a tio n s

(Average straight-time hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area basis by industry division, New Orleans, La., January 1972)
Number of workers receiving straight-time hourly earnings of—
*
t
$
$ i
Tt
*
i
I
*
*

Hourly earnings ^

Sex, occupation, and industry division

i
Mean 2

Median2

Middle range 2

»

$

1 .5 0

Number
of

i

1 .6 0

$

1 .7 0

t

1 .8 0

1 .9 0

2 . 2 0 2 ..0 0
2 30

2 5
2 . 4 0 2 ..1 0

2 .6 0 2 .8 0

*

s

*

3 .2 0

3 .0 0

3 .4 0

3 .6 0

3 .8 0

4 .0 0

4 .2 0 4 .4 0

i

i

i

4 .6 0

4 .8 0

and
under

and

1 ,6 0

1 .7 0

1>80

1 ,9 0

2 *0 0

2 ,1 0

2 .2 0

2 ,3 0

-

11 20
11 20

12 7
127

271
271

20
20

47
1
46

18
18

16
10
6

60
60
60

4 77
4
473
126
346

598
11
587
“
204
377

253
4
249
113
92

111
6
105
37
60

202
4
198
65
114

-

106
8
98
20

223
21
202
77

166
84
82
58

37
24
13
6

9
9
*

26
26
“

73

35

3 20

*

73
“

35
“

*

43
43
7

12
4
8
6

14
14
1

31
1

2 .4 0

2 *5 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 ,6 0

6 ,6 0

4 ,8 0

over

12
11
1

13
13

37
37

16
3
13

26
4
22

16
16

13
13

-

-

-

-

-

8
8
-

-

-

-

_
-

-

-

-

HEN
$

$

$

$

2 .4 3 -

3 .4 6

7
2
5

57
57

15
9
6

HATCHHEN

4

29

2 ,6 4
2 .0 6

1 .8 3

1 .7 1 -

2 .2 6

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

2 ,0 9 2

1 .9 2

1 .7 9

1 .7 0 -

2 .0 5

1T 8

W 88

1 *6 0

*'*0 1

2 .2 4 -

3 .0 9

nnn

AND CLEANERS

NONMANUFACTURING

?*TQ

l|
ORDER

F IL L E R S

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

1 76

2 .3 2
717

2.22

1 .0 3

2 .7 1

2 .5 6

2 .4 3

2 .0 8 -

3 .3 1

673
iv tT w 1L

1 I\A U

A

2 .2 7

2^12

1 . 7 7 — 2 .5 4

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

1 42

2 .8 0

2 .7 4

2 .2 0 -

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

1 16
80

’ *6 7
2 .5 6

2 .3 5

32

KL T A I L

2

9

11

87
8
79
4
4
48

72
2
70
12
36
21

46
4
42
3
7
23

43
11
32
2
7
8

46
8
38
9
21

101
60
41
12
2
11

99
45
54
10
42

136
11 8
18
8
5
5

20
4
16
14
2

56
47
9
1
2

25
4
21
4
6

-

-

125
125
74

35
16
19
5

13 1
22
109
82

33
28
5
5

4
2
2
2

77
28
49
49

63
45
18
17

93
59
34
4

194
182
12
12

130
14
116
97

25
20
5
i

15 7
74
83
-

38
10
28
“

8
8
“

43
43

85
4
81

50
50
3

25
25
2

47
10
37
10

38
38
3

34
4
30
9

32
32
32

10
4
6
6

16 1
22
139
139

28

19

1

1

-

-

-

-

28
28

19
9

1
1

-

-

-

-

10
4
6
6

15
15
8

10
10
1

-

21
21
3

2
2
2

10
10
~

58
58
-

-

3

6

-

-

-

-

-

•

-

-

3
3

6
6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2 ,5 9

2 ,4 4 0

i

PORTERS.

-------

1

JA N ITO R S .

3 *6 **
3 .3 5

1

31

3

1
1

“

R E TA IL TRA0E

10 2
2

3 .4 2

-

-

1

6

1

18

10

9

3

12

7

1
1

6
5

18
15

10
9

9
9

3
3

12
2

7
7

7
2
5
5

4
2
2
2

11
4
7
1

16
7
9
2

22
5
17
17

6
6
2

4
4
“

5
2
3
-

_
-

-

•
-

-

3 .3 8

-

1

2 .1 0 -

“
-

R E C E IV IN G CLERKS

-

-

-

-

-

3 *4 5
3 I 47

^ *9 9
3 .3 3 -

1 *^ 7
3 .6 5

“

“

4
4
“

6
6
-

9
9

_

-

-

TRUCKDRIVERS

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

162
162
15 7
5

25
25
15
”

256
47
209
145
”

30
4
26
10

57
1
56
7
7

162
162

-

98
42
56

24
24

40
40

0'
2 .7 6

2 07
2 .8 9

' 0
2 .2 6 -

3 30
3 .3 4

-

89
3 .2 5 8

3 .7 0

3 .5 6

2 .4 1 -

5 .1 6

*7n

7*n3

1 .7 0 2 .5 5 -

2 .7 7
2 .6 9

-

t

R E TA IL TRADE

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

TRUCKDRIVERS. LIG H T

613
75

5 *0 7
2 .2 8

2.68

"10
1 .8 9
2 .6 4

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

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




*

9
9

-

1

1

1

1

9
8
1

-

5
4
1

3
2
1

11
9
2

18
6
12

14
4
10

1
1

2
1
1

_
-

3
3

-

_

7
7

-

7
7

-

7
7

31
7

10
10

18
16

13
13

4
4

*

5
“

-

-

-

143
9
134
13

87
87
28
“

48
5
43
10
10
“

46
46
2

101
21
80
30
15

27 1
46
225
1
61
30

28
14
14
2
3

217
110
107
92
8
7

48
16
32
4
28
”

154
50
104
9
84
11

55
31
24
12
12
“

177
37
140
-

14
12
2
2
-

18
18
18
”

28
28

43
43

7
-

29
5
24
10

35
35

69
19
50

135
10
125
1

17
6
11
2

15
13
2

5
4
1
-

21
2
19
8

20
20
12

-

*

CUNDER
1 . 8 2 - 2 .6 6

NONMANUFACTURING

-

1
1

619

2 .2 3

2 .1 7

1 .7 0 -

2 .6 4

-

7

“

*

*

1293
1293
1230
-

-

-

-

_
-

-

_

13

T a b le

A -5 .

C u s to d ia l

and

m a te ria l

m o v e m e n t o c c u p a t i o n s ----- C o n t i n u e d

(A ve rag e s t ra ig h t -t i m e hou rly earnings f or s el ec te d occupations studied on an ar e a b as is by indu stry div ision , New O rl e an s , L a ., Janu ary 1972)
Nu m ber of w o r k e r s re c e i v in g s t r a ig h t -t i m e hou rly earn ings of—

Hourly earnings3

S ex , occupation, and industry division

Number
of
workers

*
(
$
1 .5 0 1 .6 0
M ean2

M edian2

Middle range 2

and
under

_

$
1 .7 0

*
$
$
$
$
1 .8 0 1 .9 0 2 .0 0 2 .1 0 2 .2 0

_

_

_

1 .6 0

1 .7 0

1 .8 0

-

-

28
5
23

*

15
15
5

1
0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

1 .9 0 2 .0 0 2 .1 0

_

2 .2 0

$
$
2 .3 0 2 .4 0

_

2 .3 0

2 .5 0

$
%
%
%
$
%
$
2 .6 0 2 .8 0 3 .0 0 3 .2 0 3 .4 0 3 .6 0

2 .6 0

2 .8 0 3 .0 0

%
%
%
%
%
3 .8 0 4 .0 0 4 .2 0 4 .4 0 4 .6 0 4 .8 0

_
2 .4 0 2 .5 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

50
2A
26
3

28
12
16
12

50
35
15
1A

79
1
78
76

13

83
13
70
-

over

MEN - CONTINUED

TRUCKDRIVERS -

CONTINUED

TRUCKDRIVERS, MEDIUM (1 - 1 / 2 TO
AND INCLUDING A TONS) --------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ----------------------R ETA IL TRADE --------------------------

1 ,1 75
167
1 ,0 08
185

$
3 .8 7
3 .2 A
3 .9 8
2 .6 2

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

$
$
2 .6 A - 5 .1 A
2 .7 6 - 3 .7 7
2 .5 A - 5 .1 5
2 .3 0 - 2 .7 8

TRUCKDRIVERS, HEAVY (OVER A TONS,
TRAILER TYPE) ---------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ----------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S --------------------

663
56
607
516

A . 66
3 .7 0
A . 75
A . 98

5 .1 6
A . 00
5 .1 8
5 . AO

3 .5 6 - 5.AA
3 .0 3 - A . 55
3 .5 8 - 5.AA
5 .1 3 - 5 .A 5

TRUCKDRIVERS, HEAVY (OVER A TONS,
OTHER THAN T RA ILER TYPE) ----------

365

2 .8 A

3 .0 5

1 .8 6 -

3 .8 A

TRUCKERS, POWER (F O R K LIF T) -----------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------

821
607
21A

3 .1 8
3 .2 6
2 .9 3

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

2 .7 9 3 .0 2 2 .A 7 -

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

TRUCKERS, POWER (OTHER THAN
FO R K LIFT ) --------------------------------------

105

3.2 1

2 .9 9

2 .9 5 -

3 .5 0

6A7
620
96
A77

1 .8 5
1 .8 A
1 .7 6
1 .8 3

1.7 6
1.7 6
1.7 5
1 .7 5

1 .6 8 - 2.0 3
1 .6 8 - 2 .0 3
1 .7 1 - 1.79
1 .6 7 - 2 .0 3

9A

2 .3 0

2 .A 7

1 .9 6 -

2

17

2

16

”

2

80
5
75

2

80
28

4

-

1
0

-

—

4

*

1
0

-

3

5

-

-

-

A

4

80

-

-

6

-

*

1
0

-

1
1

2
1
1

1
1

15

-

-

1

-

19
19
10

11
11
2

_

-

-

-

30
30
2

136
36
100
60
_

7

4
3
3
4

2

A

-

-

-

13
“

10

6

4
4

27
27
-

14
12
2
”

-

-

3

1

-

-

A

1
1

A
A

18
18
_

-

-

-

-

-

73

2

-

1A0

-

71
61
10

27

63
29
3A

L17

7

100

10
17

26A
216
A8

81
36

7

100

33
32

-

5

28

12

1A
1A
1

-

6

-

-

-

-

3
3
1
2

-

-

28
28
-

_

-

-

-

“

*553
553

-** A A 0
AA0
AA0

-

108
56
52

58

-

130

-

30

-

-

-

-

-

—

1

“

“

“

2

-

*

-

-

-

-

-

WOMEN

JA N ITO R S, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS ---NONMANUFACTURING ----------------------RETAIL TRADE -------------------------SERVICES --------------------------------PACKERS,

SHIPPING ---------------------------

* A ll w o r k e r s w e r e at $5 to $5.20.
** Wo rk er s w e r e distributed as fol low s:
See footnotes at end of ta b le s.




2.6 3

22
0

15

27
27
3
16

12
0
12
0
1
11
0

-

3

2

189
18
171

189
189
60
129

3A
3A

1
1

1
1

180 at $5 to $5.20 and 260 at $5.40 to $5.60.

8

3A
3A

-

16

1

17
17

1

16

-

1
1
1

13
5
3

3
3
-

2

2

4

-

28

7

31

2
2
2

-

-

14

F o o tn o te s

1 S t a n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t the w o r k w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p lo y e e s r e c e i v e t h e ir r e g u l a r s t r a i g h t - t i m e s a l a r i e s ( e x c l u s i v e o f p a y f o r o v e r t im e
at r e g u l a r a n d / o r p r e m i u m r a t e s ) , an d the e a r n in g s c o r r e s p o n d to t h e s e w e e k ly h o u r s .
2 T h e m e a n is c o m p u t e d f o r e a c h jo b b y t o t a lin g the e a r n i n g s o f a l l w o r k e r s a n d d iv id in g b y the n u m b e r o f w o r k e r s ,
T h e m e d ia n
d e s ig n a t e s p o s it io n — h a lf o f the e m p lo y e e s s u r v e y e d r e c e i v e m o r e th an the r a t e s h o w n ; h a lf r e c e i v e l e s s th an the r a t e sh o w n ,
T h e m id d le
r a n g e i s d e fin e d b y 2 r a t e s o f p a y ; a fo u r t h o f the w o r k e r s e a r n l e s s th a n the lo w e r o f t h e s e r a t e s an d a fo u r t h e a r n m o r e th a n the h i g h e r r a t e .
3 E x c lu d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t im e an d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o li d a y s , an d la te s h ift s .




A p p e n d ix . O c c u p a t io n a l D e s c r ip t io n s
The prim ary 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 o f 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-tim e, tem porary, and probationary workers.

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CLERK, ACCOUNTING— Continued

B ILLER, MACHINE

Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following definitions.

Prepares statements, bills, and invoices on a machine other than an ordinary or electromatic typew riter. May also keep records as to billings or shipping charges or perform other
clerical work incidental to billing operations. For wage study purposes, b ille rs, machine, are
classified by type of machine, as follows:

Class A . Under general supervision, perform s accounting clerica l operations which
require the application of experience and judgment, for example, cle rica lly processing com­
plicated or nonrepetitive accounting transactions, 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 m ore
class B accounting clerks.

B iller, machine (billing machine). Uses a special billing machine (combination typing
and adding machine) to prepare bills and invoices from customers' purchase orders, inter­
nally prepared orders, shipping memorandums, etc. Usually involves application of p re­
determined 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.

Class B . Under close supervision, following detailed instructions and standardized pro­
cedures, perform s one or m ore routine accounting clerica l 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 records
or accounting documents; and coding documents using a few prescribed accounting codes.

B iller, machine (bookkeeping machine). Uses a bookkeeping machine (with or without
a typew riter keyboard) to prepare customers' bills as part of the accounts receivable opera­
tion. 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 automatically the debit or credit balances. Does not involve a knowl­
edge of bookkeeping. Works from uniform and standard types of sales and credit slips.

CLERK, F ILE
F iles, classifies, and retrieves m aterial 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 m aterial such as correspondence, reports, tech­
nical documents, etc., in an established filing system containing a number of varied subject
matter file s. May also file this m aterial. May keep records of various types in conjunction
with the files. May lead a small group of lower level file clerks.

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates a bookkeeping machine (with or without a typew riter keyboard) to keep a record
of business transactions.

Class B . Sorts, codes, and files
ings or partly classified m aterial by
cross-referen ce aids. As requested,
wards m aterial. May perform related

Class A. Keeps a set of records requiring a knowledge of and experience in basic
bookkeeping principles, and fam iliarity 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 C . Perform s routine filing of m aterial 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 m aterial in files and forwards m a­
terial; and may fill out withdrawal charge. May perform simple clerical and manual tasks
required to maintain and service files.

Class B. Keeps a record of one or m ore 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 biller,
machine), cost distribution, expense distribution, inventory control, etc. May check or assist
in preparation of tria l balances and prepare control sheets for the accounting department.
CLERK, ACCOUNTING
Perform s one or m ore accounting clerica l tasks such as posting to registers and ledgers;
reconciling bank accounts; verifying the internal consistency, 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 m ore complicated journal vouchers. May work
in either a manual or automated accounting system.
The work requires a knowledge of clerical methods and office practices and procedures
which relates to the clerica l processing and recording of transactions and accounting information.
With experience, the worker typically becomes fam iliar with the bookkeeping and accounting terms
and procedures used in the assigned work, but is not required to have a knowledge o f the formal
principles of bookkeeping and accounting.




unclassified m aterial by simple (subject matter) head­
finer subheadings. Prepares simple related index and
locates clearly identified m aterial in files and fo r ­
clerica l tasks required to maintain and service files.

CLERK, ORDER
Receives customers' orders for m aterial or merchandise by m ail, 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 o { customer, acknowledge 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.
CLERK, P A Y R O L L
Computes wages of company employees and enters the necessary data on the payroll
sheets. Duties involve: Calculating w orkers' earnings based on time or production records; and
posting calculated data on payroll sheet, showing information such as w orker's name, working
days, time, rate, deductions fo r insurance, and total wages due. May make out paychecks and
assist paymaster in making up and distributing pay envelopes. May use a calculating machine.

NOTE: The Bureau has discontinued collecting data for oilers and plumbers.

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COMPTOMETER OPERATOR

SECRETARY— Continued

Prim a ry duty is to operate a Comptometer to perform mathematical computations. This
job is not to be confused with that o f statistical or other type of clerk, which may involve fr e ­
quent use of a Comptometer but, in which, use of this machine is incidental to perform ance of
other duties.

N O TE: The term "corporate officer, " used in the level definitions following, refers to
those officials who have a significant corporate-wide policymaking role with regard to m ajor
company activities. The title "vice presiden t," though norm ally indicative of this role, does not
in all cases identify such positions. Vice presidents whose prim ary responsibility is to act p er­
sonally on individual cases or transactions (e.g., approve or deny individual loan or credit actions;
administer individual trust accounts; directly supervise a clerica l staff) are not considered to be
"corporate o ffic e rs " for purposes of applying the following level definitions.

KEYPUNCH OPERATOR
Operates a keypunch machine to record or v e rify alphabetic and/or numeric data on
tabulating cards or on tape.
Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following definitions.

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

Class A . Work requires the application o f experience and judgment in selecting proce­
dures to be followed and in searching fo r, interpreting, selecting, or coding items to be
keypunched from a variety of source documents. 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 standardized 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. R efers to supervisor
problems arising from erroneous items or codes or m issing information.

Perform s various routine duties such as running errands, operating m inor office m a­
chines such as sealers or m ailers, opening and distributing m ail, and other minor clerica l work.
Exclude positions that require operation o f a m otor vehicle as a significant duty.
SECRETARY
Assigned as personal secretary, norm ally to one individual. Maintains a close and highly
responsive relationship to the day-to-day work of the supervisor. Works fa irly independently r e ­
ceiving a minimum of detailed supervision and guidance. Perform s varied clerica l and secretarial
duties, usually including most of the following:
a. Receives telephone calls, personal callers, and incoming m ail, answers routine in­
quiries, and routes technical inquiries to the proper persons;
b.

Establishes, maintains, and revises the supervisor's files;

c.

Maintains the su pervisor's calendar and makes appointments as instructed;

d.

Relays messages from supervisor to subordinates;

e. Reviews correspondence, memorandums, and reports prepared by others for the
supervisor's signature to assure procedural and typographic accuracy;

3. Secretary to the head, im m ediately below the corporate office r level, of a m ajor
segment or subsidiary of a company that employs, in all, over 25,000 persons.
Class B
1. Secretary to the chairman o f the board or president of a company that employs, in
all, fewer than 100 persons; or

3. Secretary to the head, imm ediately below the office r le v e l, over either a m ajor
corporate-wide functional activity (e.g., marketing, research, operations, industrial relations, etc.) or~a m ajor geographic or organizational segment (e.g., a regional headquarters;
a m ajor division) o f a company that employs, in all, over 5,000 but fewer them 25,000
em ployees; or
4. Secretary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc. (or other equivalent level
of officia l) 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.
Class C
1. Secretary to an executive or managerial person whose responsibility is not equivalent
to one o f the specific level situations in the definition for class B, but whose organizational
unit norm ally numbers at least several dozen employees and is usually divided into organiza­
tional segments which are often, in turn, further subdivided. In some companies, this level
includes a wide range of organizational echelons; in others, only one or two; or
2. Secretary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc. (or other equivalent level
of o fficia l) that employs, in all, few er than 5,000 persons.
Class D

Perform s stenographic and typing work.

May also perform other clerica l and secretarial tasks of comparable nature and difficulty.
The work typically requires knowledge of office routine and understanding of the organization,
program s, and procedures related to the work of the supervisor.
Exclusions
Not all positions that are titled "sec reta ry " possess the above characteristics.
of positions which are excluded from the definition are as follows:

2. Secretary to a corporate office r (other than the chairman of the board or president)
of a company that employs, in all, over 5, 000 but few er than 25,000 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 few er than 5,000 persons; or

MESSENGER (O ffice Boy or G irl)

f.

Class A

1. Secretary to the supervisor or head of a small organizational unit (e.g., few er than
about 25 or 30 persons); or
2. Secretary to a nonsupervisory staff specialist, professional employee, administra­
tive office r, or assistant, skilled technician or expert. (NOTE: Many companies assign
stenographers, rather than secretaries as described above, to this level of supervisory or
nonsupervisory w orker.)

Examples

a.

Positions which do not m eet the "personal" secretary concept described above;

b.

Stenographers not fully trained in secretarial type duties;

c. Stenographers serving as office assistants to a group of professional, technical, or
managerial persons;
d. Secretary positions in which the duties are either substantially m ore routine or sub­
stantially m ore complex and responsible than those characterized in the definition;

STENOGRAPHER
P rim a ry duty is to take dictation using shorthand, and to transcribe the dictation. May
also type from written copy. May operate from a stenographic pool. May occasionally transcribe
from voice recordings (if prim ary duty is transcribing from recordings, see Transcribing-Machine
Operator, General).
N O TE: This job is distinguished from that of a secretary in that a secretary norm ally
works in a confidential relationship with only one manager or executive and perform s m ore
responsible and discretionary tasks as described in the secretary job definition.
Stenographer, General

e. Assistant type positions which involve m ore difficult or m ore responsible tech­
nical, administrative, supervisory, or specialized clerica l duties which are not typical of
secretarial work.




Dictation involves a normal routine vocabulary. May maintain files, keep simple records,
or perform other rela tively routine clerica l tasks.

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S T E N O G R A P H E R — C o n tin u ed

T A B U L A T I N G - M A C H I N E O P E R A T O R ( E l e c t r i c A c c o u n tin g M a c h in e O p e r a t o r )— C on tin u ed

Stenographer, Senior

Positions are classified into levels on the basis of the following definitions.

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
Perform s stenographic duties requiring significantly greater independence and respon­
sibility 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, proce­
dures, file s, workflow, etc. Uses this knowledge in perform ing stenographic duties and
responsible clerical tasks such as maintaining followup files; assembling m aterial for reports,
memorandums, and letters; composing simple letters from general instructions; reading and
routing incoming mail; and answering routine questions^ etc.
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR
Class A . Operates a single- or multiple-position telephone switchboard handling incoming,
outgoing, intraplant or office calls. Perform s full telephone information service or handles
complex calls, such as conference, collect, overseas, or sim ilar calls, either in addition to
doing routine work as described for switchboard operator, class B, or as a full-tim e
assignment. ("F u ll" telephone information service occurs when the establishment has varied
functions that are not readily understandable for telephone information purposes, e.g., because
of overlapping or interrelated functions, and consequently present frequent problems as to
which extensions are appropriate for calls.)
Class B . Operates a single- or multiple-position telephone switchboard handling incoming,
outgoing, intraplant or office calls. May handle routine long distance calls and record tolls.
May perform lim ited telephone information service. ("L im ited " telephone information service
occurs if the functions of the establishment serviced are readily understandable for telephone
information purposes, or if the requests are routine, e.g., giving extension numbers when
specific names are furnished, or if complex calls are referred to another operator.)
These classifications do not include switchboard operators in telephone companies who
assist customers in placing calls.
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONIST
In addition to performing duties of operator on a single-position or monitor-type switch­
board, acts as receptionist and may also type or perform routine clerica l work as part of regular
duties. This typing or clerical work may take the m ajor part of this w orker's time while at
switchboard.
TABULATING-M ACHINE OPERATOR (E lectric Accounting Machine Operator)
Operates one or a variety of machines such as the tabulator, calculator, collator, inter­
preter, 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
EAM equipment.

Class A . Perform s 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 m a­
chines. 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 lim ited to
selection and insertion of prewired boards.
Class B . Perform s work according to established procedures and under specific in­
structions. Assignments typically involve complete but routine and recurring reports or parts
of la rger and m ore complex reports. Operates m ore difficult tabulating or electrical ac­
counting 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. May train
new employees in basic machine operations.
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.
TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
Prim a ry 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 sim ilar machine is classified as a stenographer.
TY P IS T
Uses a typew riter to make copies of various m aterials or to make out bills after calcula­
tions have been made by another person. May include typing of stencils, mats, or sim ilar m ate­
rials for use in duplicating processes. May do clerica l work involving little special training, such
as keeping simple records, filing records and reports, or sorting and distributing incoming mail.
Class A . Perform s one or m ore of the following: Typing m aterial in final form when
it involves combining m aterial from several sources; or responsibility for correct spelling,
syllabication, punctuation, etc., of technical or unusual words or foreign language m ate­
rial; 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 . Perform s one or m ore of the following: Copy typing from rough or clear
drafts; or routine typing of form s, insurance policies, etc.; or setting up simple standard
tabulations; or copying m ore complex tables already set up and spaced properly.

P R O F E S S IO N A L A N D T E C H N IC A L
COMPUTER OPERATOR
Monitors and operates the control console of a digital computer to process data according
to operating instructions, usually prepared by a program er. 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 program er; 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 m inim ize downtime;
the programs are of complex design so that identification of e rro r 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




COMPUTER OPERATOR— Continued
of new programs required; alternate programs are provided in case original program needs
m ajor change or cannot be corrected within a reasonable tim e. In common erro r situa­
tions, diagnoses cause and takes corrective action. This usually involves applying previously
programed 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 inde­
pendently perform ing less difficult tasks assigned, and perform ing difficult tasks following
detailed instructions and with frequent review of operations performed.
Class C . Works on routine programs under close supervision. Is expected to develop
working knowledge o f the computer equipment used and ability to detect problems involved in
running routine program s. Usually has received some form al training in computer operation.
May assist higher level operator on complex programs.
COMPUTER PROGRAMER, 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 program er develops the precise in­
structions which, when entered into the computer system in coded language, cause the manipulation

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COMPUTER PROGRAMER, BUSINESS— Continued
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 programed; develops sequence
of program steps; writes detailed flow charts to show order in which data w ill 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, review s, and alters
programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements; maintains records of
program development and revisions. (NOTE: Workers perform ing both systems analysis and pro­
graming should be classified as systems analysts if this is the skill used to determine their pay.)
Does not include employees prim arily responsible for the management or supervision of
other electronic data processing employees, or program ers prim arily concerned with scientific
and/or engineering problems.
For wage, study purposes, program ers are classified as follows:
Class A . Works independently or under only general direction on complex problems which
require competence in all phases of programing concepts and practices. Working from dia­
grams and charts which identify the nature of desired results, m ajor processing steps to be
accomplished, and the relationships between various steps of the problem solving routine;
plans the full range of programing actions needed to efficiently utilize the computer system
in achieving desired end products.
At this level, programing 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 requirements exceed
computer storage capacity, and substantial manipulation and re sequencing of data elements
to form a highly integrated program.
May provide functional direction to low er level programers who are assigned to assist.
Class B . Works independently or under only general direction on relatively simple
programs, or on simple segments of complex programs. Program s (or segments) usually
process information to produce data in two or three varied sequences or form ats. 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 record-keeping type operations.
OR
Works on complex programs (as described fo r class A) under close direction of a higher
level program er or supervisor. May assist higher level program er by independently p er­
form ing less difficult tasks assigned, and perform ing m ore difficult tasks under fa irly close
direction.
May guide or instruct lower level program ers.
C la s s C . Makes practical applications of programing practices and concepts usually
learned in form al 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 v e rify its accuracy and conformance with
required procedures.
COMPUTER SYSTEMS A N A LY ST, BUSINESS
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
program ers 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, file s, and documents to
be used; outlines actions to be perform ed by personnel and computers in sufficient detail for
presentation to management and for programing (typically this involves preparation of work and
data flow charts); coordinates the development of test problems and participates in tria l runs of
new and revised systems; and recommends equipment changes to obtain m ore effective overall
operations. (NOTE: Workers perform ing both systems analysis and programing should be clas­
sified as systems analysts if this is the skill used to determine their pay.)
Does not include employees prim arily responsible fo r the management or supervision
of other electronic data processing em ployees, or systems analysts prim arily 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 in­
volving all phases o f systems analysis. Problem s are complex because of diverse sources of
input data and m ultiple-use requirements of output data. (F or example, develops an integrated
production scheduling, inventory control, cost analysis, and sales analysis record in which




COMPUTER SYSTEMS A N A LYST, BUSINESS— Continued
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 im plica­
tions of new or revised systems of data processing operations. Makes recommendations, if
needed, for approval of m ajor systems installations or changes and for obtaining equipment.
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. Problem s are of lim ited
complexity because sources of input data are homogeneous and the output data are closely
related. (F or 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 persons 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 in­
structions, and to insure proper alinement with the overall system.
Class C . Works under immediate supervision, carrying out analyses 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. F or example,
may assist a higher level systems analyst by preparing the detailed specifications required
by program ers from information developed by the higher level analyst.
DRAFTSMAN
Class A . Plans the graphic presentation of complex items having distinctive design
features that differ significantly from established drafting precedents. Works in close sup­
port with the design originator, and may recommend m inor design changes. Analyzes the
effect of each change on the details of form , function, and positional relationships of com ­
ponents and parts. Works with a minimum of supervisory assistance. Completed work is
reviewed by design originator for consistency with prior engineering determinations. May
either prepare drawings, or direct their preparation by lower level draftsmen.
Class B. Perform s nonroutine and complex drafting assignments that require the appli­
cation of most of the standardized drawing techniques regularly used. Duties typically in­
volve such work as: Prepares working drawings of subassemblies with irregu lar shapes,
multiple functions, and precise positional relationships between components; prepares archi­
tectural drawings for construction of a building including detail drawings of foundations, wall
sections, floor plans, and roof. Uses accepted formulas and manuals in making necessary
computations to determine quantities o f m aterials 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 isom etric projections
(depicting three dimensions in accurate scale) and sectional views to cla rify 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 m aterials are given with initial assignments. Instructions
are less complete when assignments recur. Work may be spot-checked during progress.
DRAFTSM AN- TRACER
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 lim ited to plans prim arily
consisting of straight lines and a large scale not requiring close delineation.)
AND/OR
Prepares simple or repetitive drawings of easily visualized item s. Work is closely supervised
during progress.
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN
Works on various types of electronic equipment or systems by performing one or m ore
of the following operations: Modifying, installing, repairing, and overhauling. These operations
require the performance of most or all of the following tasks: Assembling, testing, adjusting,
calibrating, tuning, and alining.
Work is nonrepetitive and requires a knowledge o f the theory and practice of electronics
pertaining to the use o f general and specialized electronic test equipment; trouble analysis; and
the operation, relationship, and alinement of electronic systems, subsystems, and circuits having
a variety of component parts.

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ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN— Continued

NURSE, INDUSTRIAL (Registered)

Electronic equipment or systems worked on typically include one or m ore of the following;
Ground, vehicle, or airborne radio communications systems, relay systems, navigation aids;
airborne or ground radar systems; radio and television transmitting or recording systems; e le c ­
tronic computers; m issile and spacecraft guidance and control systems; industrial and medical
measuring, indicating and controlling devices; etc.

A registered nurse who gives nursing service under general medical direction to i l l 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 ca rry ­
ing out programs involving health education, accident prevention, evaluation of plant environment,
or other activities affecting the health, w elfare, and safety of all personnel. Nursing supervisors
or head nurses in establishments employing m ore than one nurse are excluded.

(Exclude production assem blers and testers, craftsmen, draftsmen, designers, engineers,
and repairmen of such standard electronic equipment as office machines, radio and television
receiving sets.)

M A IN T E N A N C E A N D P O W E R P L A N T
CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

MACHINIST, MAINTENANCE

Perform s the carpentry duties necessary to construct and maintain in good repair build­
ing 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; mak­
ing standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work; and selecting m aterials necessary
for the work. In general, the work of the maintenance carpenter requires rounded training and
experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

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 specifications; 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 m etal parts to close tolerances; making standard shop computations relating to dimen­
sions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds of machining; knowledge of the working properties of
the common m etals; selecting standard m aterials, parts, and equipment required for his work;
and fitting and assembling parts into mechanical equipment. In general, the machinist's work
norm ally requires a rounded training in machine-shop practice usually acquired through a form al
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

ELE C TRIC IAN , MAINTENANCE
Perform s a variety of electrical trade functions such as the installation, maintenance, or
repair of equipment for the generation, distribution, or utilization of electric energy in an estab­
lishment. Work involves most of the following: Installing or repairing any of a variety of e le c­
trical equipment such as generators, transform ers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers,
motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other transmission equipment; working from blue­
prints, drawings, layouts, or other specifications; locating and diagnosing trouble in the electrical
system or equipment; 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 form al apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
ENGINEER, STATIONARY
Operates and maintains and may also supervise the operation of stationary engines and
equipment (mechanical or electrica l) to supply the establishment in which employed with power,
heat, refrigeration, or air-conditioning. Work involves: Operating and maintaining equipment
such as steam engines, air com pressors, generators, m otors, turbines, ventilating and r e fr ig ­
erating 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 su­
pervise these operations. Head or chief engineers in establishments employing m ore than one
engineer are excluded.
FIREM AN, STATIONARY BOILER
F ires 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.
H ELPER , MAINTENANCE TRADES
A ssists one or m ore workers in the skilled maintenance trades, by perform ing specific
or general duties of lesser skill, such as keeping a worker supplied with m aterials and tools;
cleaning working area, machine, and equipment; assisting journeyman by holding m aterials or
tools; and perform ing 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
perform ed by workers on a full-tim e basis.
MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR, TOOLROOM
Specializes in the operation of one or m ore types of machine tools, such as jig borers,
cylindrical or surface grinders, engine lathes, or m illing machines, in the construction of
machine-shop tools, gages, jig s, fixtures, or dies. Work involves most of the following: Planning
and performing difficult machining operations; processing items requiring complicated setups or
a high degree of accuracy; using a variety of precision measuring instruments; selecting feeds,
speeds, tooling, and operation sequence; and making necessary adjustments during operation
to achieve requisite tolerances or dimensions. May be required to recognize when tools need
dressing, to dress tools, and to select proper coolants and cutting and lubricating oils. For
cross-industry wage study purposes, machine-tool operators, toolroom , in tool and die jobbing
shops are excluded from this classification.




MECHANIC, AUTOM OTIVE (Maintenance)
Repairs automobiles, buses, motortrucks, and tractors of an establishment. Work in­
volves most of the following: Examining automotive equipment to diagnose source of trouble; dis­
assembling equipment and perform ing repairs that involve the use of such handtools as wrenches,
gages, d rills , 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 adjustments; and alining wheels, adjusting brakes
and lights, or tightening body bolts. In general, the work of the automotive mechanic requires
rounded training and experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.
This classification does not include mechanics who repair customers' vehicles in auto­
m obile repair shops.
MECHANIC, MAINTENANCE
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 perform ing 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 of the
machine to a machine shop for m ajor repairs; preparing written specifications for major repairs
or for the production of parts ordered from machine shop; reassembling machines; and making
all necessary adjustments fo r operation. In general, the work of a maintenance mechanic requires
rounded training and experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience. Excluded from this classification are workers whose prim ary 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 of the work; interpreting blueprints or other specifications; using a variety
of handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations relating to stresses, strength of
m aterials, and centers of gravity; alining and balancing of equipment; 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 m illw right's work normally requires
a rounded training and experience in the trade acquired through a form al apprenticeship or
equivalent training and experience.
PA IN TER , M AINTENANCE
Paints and redecorates walls, woodwork, and fixtures of an establishment. Work involves
the following: Knowledge of surface peculiarities and types of paint required for different applica­
tions; preparing surface for painting by removing old finish or by placing putty or fille r in nail

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PA IN TE R , M AINTENANCE— Continued

S H E E T-M E TAL WORKER, MAINTENANCE— Continued

holes and interstices; and applying paint with spray gun or brush. May m ix 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 form al
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

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 form al apprenticeship or equivalent training
and experience.

P IP E F IT T E R , M AINTENANCE
Installs or repairs water, steam, gas, or other types of pipe and pipefittings in an
establishment. Work involves most of the following: Laying out of 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 fin­
ished pipes m eet specifications. In general, the work of the maintenance pipefitter requires
rounded training and experience usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience. Workers prim a rily engaged in installing and repairing building sanitation
or heating systems are excluded.
S H E E T-M E TAL WORKER, M AINTENANCE
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 specifications; setting

TOOL AND DIE MAKER
(Die maker; jig maker; tool maker; fixture maker; gage m aker)
Constructs and repairs machine-shop tools, gages, jigs,' fixtures or dies for forgings,
punching, and other m etal-form ing work. Work involves most of the following: Planning and
laying out of work from models, blueprints, drawings, or other oral and written specifications;
using a variety of tool and die m aker's handtools and precision measuring instruments; under­
standing of the working properties of common metals and alloys; setting up and* operating of
machine tools and related equipment; making necessary shop computations relating to dimensions
of work, speeds, feeds, and tooling of machines; heat-treating of m etal parts during fabrication
as w ell as of finished tools and dies to achieve required qualities; working to close tolerances;
fitting and assembling of parts to prescribed tolerances and allowances; and selecting appropriate
m aterials, tools, and processes. In general, the tool and die m aker's work requires a rounded
training in machine-shop and toolroom practice usually acquired through a form al apprenticeship
or equivalent training and experience.
For cross-industry wage study purposes, tool and die makers in tool and die jobbing
shops are excluded from this classification.

C U S T O D IA L A N D M A T E R IA L M O V E M E N T
GUARD AND WATCHMAN

PACKER, SHIPPING— Continued

Guard. Perform s routine police duties, either at fixed post or on tour, maintaining order,
using arms or force where necessary. Includes gatemen who are stationed at gate and check
on identity of employees and other persons entering.

and size of container; inserting enclosures in container; using excelsior or other m aterial to
prevent breakage or damage; closing and sealing container; and applying labels or entering
identifying data on container. Packers who also make wooden boxes or crates are excluded.

Watchman. Makes rounds of prem ises periodically in protecting property against fire ,
theft, and illegal entry.

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK

JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER
(Sweeper; charwoman; janitress)
Cleans and keeps in an o rd erly condition factory working areas and washrooms, or
prem ises of an office, apartment house, or com m ercial 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 fix ­
tures or trim m ings; providing supplies and m inor maintenance services; and cleaning lavatories,
showers, and restroom s. Workers who specialize in window washing are excluded.

Prepares merchandise for shipment, or receives and is responsible for incoming ship­
ments of merchandise or other m aterials. Shipping work involves: A knowledge o f shipping pro­
cedures, practices, routes, available means of transportation, and rates; and preparing records
of the goods 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: V erifyin g or directing others in verifying the correctness of shipments
against bills of lading, invoices, or other records; checking for shortages and rejecting dam­
aged goods; routing merchandise or m aterials to proper departments; and maintaining necessary
records and file s.
F or wage study purposes, w orkers are classified as follows:
Receiving clerk
Shipping clerk
Shipping and receivin g clerk

LABORER, M A TE R IA L HANDLING
(Loader and unloader; handler and stacker;
warehouseman or warehouse helper)

shelver; trucker; stockman or stock helper;

TRUCKDRIVER

A worker employed in a warehouse, manufacturing plant, store, or other establishment
whose duties involve one or m ore of the following: Loading and unloading various m aterials and
merchandise on or from freight cars, trucks, or other transporting devices; unpacking, shelving,
or placing m aterials or merchandise in proper storage location; and transporting m aterials or
merchandise by handtruck, car, or wheelbarrow. Longshoremen, who load and unload ships are
excluded.

Drives a truck within a city or industrial area to transport m aterials, merchandise,
equipment, or men between various types of establishments such as: Manufacturing plants, freight
depots, warehouses, wholesale and retail establishments, or between retail establishments and
customers' houses or places of business. May also load or unload truck with or without helpers,
make m inor mechanical repairs, and keep truck in good working order. D river- salesmen and
over-the-road drivers are excluded.

ORDER FILLE R

follows:

(Order picker; stock selector; warehouse stockman)
F ills shipping or transfer orders for finished goods from stored merchandise in accord­
ance with specifications on sales slips, custom ers' orders, or other instructions. May, in addition
to fillin g orders and indicating items filled or omitted, keep records of outgoing orders, requi­
sition additional stock or report short supplies to supervisor, and perform other related duties.

F or wage study purposes, truckdrivers are classified by size and type of equipment, as
(T ra c to r-tra ile r should be rated on the basis of tra ile r capacity.)
Truckdriver
Tru ckdriver,
Truckdriver,
Truckdriver,
Truckdriver,

(combination of sizes listed separately)
light (under 1 V2 tons)
medium (IV 2 to and including 4 tons)
heavy (over 4 tons, tra ile r type)
heavy (over 4 tons, other than tra ile r type)

TRUCKER, POWER
PACKER, SHIPPING
Prepares finished products for shipment or storage by placing them in shipping con­
tainers, the specific operations perform ed 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 shipping containers and may involve one or m ore of the following:
Knowledge of various items of stock in order to ve rify content; selection of appropriate type




Operates a manually controlled gasoline- or electric-powered truck or tractor to transport
goods and m aterials of all kinds about a warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other establishment.
F or wage study purposes, workers are classified by type o f truck, as follows:
Trucker, power (fork lift)
Trucker, power (other than forklift)

A v a ila b le O n R e q u e s t----The following areas are surveyed periodically for use in administering the Service Contract Act of 1965.
available at no cost while supplies last from any of the BLS regional offices shown on the inside front cover.

Alaska
Albany, Ga.
Alpena, Standish, and Tawas City, Mich.
Amarillo, Tex.
Asheville, N.C.
Atlantic City, N.J.
Augusta, G a —S.C.
Austin, Tex.
Bakersfield, Calif.
Baton Rouge, La.
Biloxi, Gulfport, and Pascagoula, Miss.
Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford, Conn.
Charleston, S.C.
Clarksville, Tenn., and Hopkinsville, Ky.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Columbia, S.C.
Columbus, G a —
Ala.
Crane, Ind.
Dothan, Ala.
Duluth-Superior, Minn.—Wis.
Durham, N.C.
El Paso, Tex.
Eugene, Oreg.
Fargo—
Moorhead, N. Dak.—
Minn.
Fayetteville, N.C.
Fitchburg—
Leominster, Mass.
Fort Smith, Ark.—
Okla.
Frederick—
Hagerstown, M d . - P a —W. Va.
Great Falls, Mont..
Greensboro—
Winston Salem—
High Point, N.C.
Harrisburg, Pa.
Huntsville, Ala.
Knoxville, Tenn.

Copies of public releases are

Laredo, Tex.
Las Vegas, Nev.
Lexington, Ky.
Lower Eastern Shore, Md.-Va.
Macon, Ga.
Marquette, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Meridian, Miss.
Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset
Cos., N.J.
Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla.
Montgomery, Ala.
Nashville, Tenn.
New London—
Groton—
Norwich, Conn.
Northeastern Maine
Ogden, Utah
Orlando, Fla.
Oxnard-Ventura, Calif.
Panama City, Fla.
Pine Bluff, Ark.
Portsmouth, N.H.—Maine—
Mass.
Pueblo, Colo.
Reno, Nev.
Sacramento, Calif.
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Shreveport, La.
Springfield—
Chicopee—
Holyoke, Mass.—Conn.
Stockton, Calif.
Tacoma, Wash.
Topeka, Kans.
Tucson, Ariz.
Vallejo—
Napa, Calif.
Wichita Falls, Tex.
Wilmington, Del.—
N.J —Md.

The eleventh annual report on salaries for accountants, auditors, chief accountants, attorneys, job analysts, directors of personnel,
buyers, chemists, engineers, engineering technicians, draftsmen, and clerical employees. Order as BLS Bulletin 1693, National
Survey of Professional, Administrative, Technical, and Clerical Pay, June 1970, $1.00 a copy, from the Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402, or any of its regional sales offices.




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the in sid e fro n t c o v e r .

A rea

B u lle tin num ber
and p r ic e

Akron, Ohio, July 1971 1
-------------------------------------------- 1685-87,
Albany—
Schenectady-Troy, N.Y., Mar. 1971 1----------- 1685-54,
Albuquerque, N. Mex., Mar. 1971____________________ 1685-58,
Allentown—
Bethlehem—
Easton, Pa.—
N.J., May 1971— 1685-75,
Atlanta, Ga., May 1971________________________________ 1685-69,
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 1971____________________________ 1725-16,
Beaumont—
Port Arthur—Orange, Tex., May 1971 1---- 1685-68,
Binghamton, N.Y., July 1971 1----------------------------------- 1725-6,
Birmingham, Ala., Mar. 1971 1 --------------------------------- 1685-63,
Boise City, Idaho, Nov. 1971------------------------------------- 1725-27,
Boston, Mass., Aug. 1971------------------------------------------ 1725-11,
Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 1971------------------------------------------- 1725-34,
Burlington, Vt., Dec. 1971----------------------------------------- 1725-25,
Canton, Ohio, May 1971_______________________________ 1685-71,
Charleston, W. V a., Mar. 1971---------------------------------- 1685-57,
Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 1971----------------------------------------- 1685-48,
Chattanooga, Tenn.—
Ga., Sept. 1971-------------------------- 1725-14,
Chicago, 111., June 1971 1_____ —--------------------—--------- 1685-90,
Cincinnati, Ohio—
Ky.—
Ind., Feb. 1971 1---------------------- 1685-53,
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 1971--------------------------------------- 1725-17,
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 1971 ---------------------------------------- 1725-19,
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 1971--------------------------------------------- 1725-26,
Davenport—
Rock Island—
Moline, Iowa—
111.,
Feb. 1971______________________________________________ 1685-51,
Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 1970*______________________________ 1685-45,
Denver, Colo., Dec. 1970______________________________ 1685-41,
Des Moines, Iowa, May 1971------------------------------------- 1685-70,
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 1971 1____________________________ 1685-77,
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 1971------------------------------------- 1725-21,
Green Bay, W is ., July 1971 --------------------------------------- 1725-3,
Greenville, S.C., May 1971 1------------------------------------- 1685-78,
Houston, Tex., Apr. 1971 1 ---------------------------------------- 1685-67,
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 1971------------------------------------- 1725-23,
Jackson, Miss., Jan. 1971 1 -------------------------------------- 1685-39,
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 1970 1---------------------------------- 1685-37,
Kansas City, Mo.-Kans., Sept. 1971 ------------------------- 1725-18,
Lawrence—
Haverhill, Mass.—
N.H., June 1971 ----------- 1685-83,
Little Rock—
North Little Rock, Ark., July 1971-------- 1725-4,
Los Angeles—Long Beach and Anaheim—
Santa AnaGarden Grove, Calif., Mar. 1971 1------------------------- 1685-66,
Louisville, Ky.—
Ind., Nov. 1971 1------------------------------ 1725-29,
Lubbock, Tex., Mar. 1971__________________ _______ _—- 1685-60,
Manchester, N.H., July 1971------------------------------------- 1725-2,
Memphis, Tenn.—
Ark., Nov. 1970------------------------------ 1685-30,
Miami, Fla., Nov. 1971---------------------------------------------- 1725-28,
Midland and Odessa, Tex., Jan. 1971------------------------ 1685-40,
Milwaukee, Wis., May 1971___________________________ 1685-76,
Minneapolis—
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 1971--------------------- 1685-44,

40cents
35cents
30cents
30cents
40cents
35cents
35cents
35cents
40cents
30cents
40cents
45cents
25cents
30cents
30cents
30cents
30cents
70 cents
45cents
40cents
30cents
35cents
30cents
40cents
35cents
30cents
50cents
30cents
30cents
35cents
50cents
30cents
35cents
35cents
35cents
30cents
30cents
50cents
35cents
30 cents
30cents
30cents
30cents
30cents
35cents
40cents

Data on establishment practices and supplementary wage provisions are also presented.




A rea

Muskegon—
Muskegon Heights, Mich., June 1971____
Newark and Jersey City, N.J., Jan. 1971____________
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 1971_________________________
New Orleans, La., Jan. 1972-----------------------------------New York, N.Y., Apr. 1971___________________________
Norfolk—
Portsmouth and Newport News—
Hampton, Va., Jan. 1971 1 __________________________
Oklahoma City, Okla., July 1971 1___________________
Omaha, Nebr.—
Iowa, Sept. 1971 1 ____________________
Paterson—
Clifton—
Passaic, N.J., June 1971-------------Philadelphia, Pa.-N .J., Nov. 1970___________________
Phoenix, A r i z . , June 1971____________________________
Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 1971 1__________________________
Portland, Maine, Nov. 1971 1
_________________________
Portland, Oreg.—
Wash., May 1971___________________
Providence—
Pawtucket^Warwick, R.I.— a ss.,
M
May 1971 1 -------------------------------------------------------------Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 1971_____________________________
Richmond, Va., Mar. 1971---------------------------------------Rochester, N.Y. (office occupations only),
July 1971 1 -------------------------------------------------------------Rockford, 111., May 1971______________________________
St. Louis, Mo.—
111., Mar. 1971 1---------------- -------------- Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 1971------------------------------San Antonio, Tex., May 1971 1________________________
San Bernardino-Riverside—
Ontario, Calif.,
Dec. 1970 1____________________________________________
San Diego, Calif., Nov. 1971 1________________________
San Francisco—
Oakland, Calif., Oct. 1971 1_________
San Jose, Calif., Aug. 1971 1-----------------------------------Savannah, Ga., May 1971_____________________________
Scranton, Pa., July 1971____________________________
Seattle—
Everett, Wash., Jan. 1971 1----------------- .
-------Sioux Falls, S. Dak., Dec. 1971------------------------------South Bend, Ind., Mar. 1971------------------------------------Spokane, Wash., June 1971-------------------------------------Syracuse, N.Y., July 1971 1 ------------------------------------Tampa—
St. Petersburg, Fla., Nov. 1971 1---------------Toledo, Ohio—
Mich., Apr. 1971 1_____________________
Trenton, N.J., Sept. 1971____________________________
Utica—
Rome, N.Y., July 1971 1 _______________________
Washington, D .C .-M d .-V a ., Apr. 1971______________
Waterbury, Conn., Mar. 1971----------------------------------Waterloo, Iowa, Nov. 1971---------------------------------------Wichita, Kans., Apr. 1971____________________________
Worcester, Mass., May 1971---------------------------------York, Pa., Feb. 1971__________________________________
Youngstown—
Warren, Ohio, Nov. 1970_______________

B u lle tin num ber
and p r ic e

1685-82,
1685-47,
1685-35,
1725-35,
1685-89,

30 cents
40 cents
30 cents
30 cents
65 cents

1685-46,
1725-8,
1725-13,
1685-84,
1685-34,
1685-86,
1685-49,
1725-22,
1685-85,

35 cents
35 cents
35 cents
35 cents
50 cents
30 cents
50 cents
35 cents
35 cents

1685-80,
1725-5,
1685-62,

40 cents
30 cents
30 cents

1725-7,
1685-79,
1685-65,
1725-24,
1685-81,

35 cents
30 cents
50 cents
30 cents
35 cents

1685-42,
1725-32,
1725-33,
1725-15,
1685-72,
1725-1,
1685-52,
1725-30,
1685-61,
1685-88,
1725-10,
1725-31,
1685-74,
1725-12,
1725-9,
1685-56,
1685-55,
1725-20,
1685-64,
1685-73,
1685-50,
1685-24,

40 cents
35 cents
50 cents
35 cents
30 cents
30 cents
35 cents
25 cents
30 cents
30 cents
35 cents
35 cents
40 cents
30 cents
35 cents
40 cents
30 cents
30 cents
30 cents
30 cents
30 cents
30 cents

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