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Area Wage Survey

The St. Louis, Missouri—Illinois, Metropolitan Area
January 1968
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Bulletin No. 1575-39




FRANKLIN

JEFFERSON

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

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Area Wage Survey
The St. Louis, Missouri—Illinois, Metropolitan Area




January 1968

Bulletin No. 1575-39
April 1968

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Willard Wirtz, Secretary
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
Arthur M. Ross, Commissioner

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Contents

P re fa c e

Page
The B ureau of Labor S ta tistics p rogram of annual
occupational wage su rv e y s in m etropolitan a re a s is d e ­
signed to provide data on occupational earn in gs, and e s ta b ­
lish m en t p r a c tic e s and supplem entary wage pro vision s. It
y ie ld s detailed data by se le c te d industry division for each
of the a r e a s stu died, fo r geographic re g io n s, and for the
United S ta te s.
A m a jo r con sideration in the program is
the need fo r g re a te r insight into ( l ) the m ovem en t of w ages
by occupational c a te g o r y and sk ill le v e l, and (Z) the s tr u c ­
tu re and le v e l of w a g es am ong a re a s and industry d iv isio n s.
At the end of each su rv ey , an individual area b u l­
letin p rese n ts su rv ey r e s u lts fo r each a rea studied. A fte r
com p letion of a ll of the individual area bulletins for a
round of s u r v e y s , a tw o -p a r t su m m ary bulletin is issu ed .
The fir s t part b rin g s data fo r each of the m etropolitan
a r e a s studied into one b u lletin . The second part p resen ts
in fo rm a tio n which h as been p ro jec ted fro m individual m e t ­
rop olitan a re a data to rela te to geographic region s and the
United S ta tes.

In tro d u c tio n _____________________________________________ ____________________________
W age trends for selec ted occupational g r o u p s ________________________________
T a b le s:
1.
Z.

A.

E sta b lish m en ts and w o rk ers within scope of su rvey
and num ber s tu d ie d ________________________________________________________
Z
Indexes of standard w eekly s a la r ie s and s tr a ig h t-tim e
hourly earnings fo r selec ted occupational g ro u p s, and
percen ts of in c re a se for selected p erio d s __________________________
3
O ccupational e a r n in g s:*
A - 1. O ffice occupations— en and wom en ___________________________
m
5
A - Z . P ro fe ssio n a l and tech n ical occupations— en
m
and wom en _______________________________________________________ 10
A - 3. O ffic e , p r o fe ssio n a l, and tech n ica l occupations—
m en and w om en co m b in e d ______________________________________ 11
A - 4 . Maintenance and power plant o cc u p a tio n s______________________ 13
A -5 .
C ustodial and m a te r ia l m ovem en t o c c u p a tio n s ______________ 14

Appendix.

O ccupational d e scrip tio n s

_________________________________________

E ig h t y -s ix a r e a s c u rren tly are included in the
p r o g r a m . In each a r e a , inform ation on occupational e a r n ­
ings is c o lle c te d annually and on establish m en t p ra ctic es
and su pp lem en tary wage p ro v isio n s biennially.
*

T h is b u lletin p r e se n ts resu lts of the survey in
St. L o u is , M o . —
111. , in January 1968. The Standard M e t ­
rop olitan S ta tistic a l A r e a , a s defined by the Bureau of the
Budget through A p r il 19 67 , c o n sists of the city of St. L o u is;
the cou n ties of F ra n k lin , J e ffe r so n , St. C h a r le s, and St.
L o u is , M o . ; and the cou n ties of M adison and St. C la ir, 111.
T h is study was conducted in the B u reau ’s region al office in
K a n sa s C ity , M o . , John W . L eh m an , D irec to r. The study
w as under the g en era l d irec tio n of E lliott A . B row ar, A s ­
sistan t R egion al D ir e c to r of O perations.




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areas.

NOTE:
S im ila r tabulations a re a va ilab le for other
(See inside back c o v e r . )

C urrent re p o r ts on occupational earnin gs and su pp le­
m en tary wage p ro v isio n s in the St. Louis a re a a re a lso
availab le fo r h osp ita ls (July 1966), the m ach in ery in du s­
t r ie s (July 1966), and m e n ’ s and b o y s ’ suits and coats
(A p ril 1967); and on earnin gs only fo r s elec ted food s e r v ­
ice occupations (January 1968).
Union s c a le s , indicative
of prevailin g pay le v e ls , a re a vailab le for building c on ­
stru ction ; printing; lo c a l-t r a n s it operating e m p lo y e e s ; and
m o to rtru ck d r iv e r s , h e lp e r s , and a llied occu pation s.

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Area Wage Survey
The St. Louis, Mo.—111., Metropolitan Area
Introduction
O ccupational em ploym en t and earnings data are shown for
fu ll-tim e w o r k e r s, i .e ., those hired to w ork a regular w eek ly schedule
in the given occupational c la ssific a tio n .
E arn in gs data exclude p r e ­
m iu m pay for o vertim e and for work on w eek en ds, h olid ay s, and late
sh ifts. Nonproduction bonuses are excluded, but c o s t -o f-liv in g allow ­
ances and incentive earnings are included. W here w eek ly hours are
rep o rted , as for office c le r ic a l occupations, re fe re n c e is to the stand­
ard w orkw eek (rounded to the n ea re st half hour) for which em ployees
re c e iv e their regular stra ig h t-tim e s a la r ie s (exclu siv e of pay for
o vertim e at regular a n d /o r p rem iu m r a te s ). A v erag e w eek ly earnings
for these occupations have been rounded to the n ea re st half dollar.

T h is area is 1 of 86 in which the U .S. D epartm ent of L a b o r 's
Bureau of Labor S ta tistic s conducts su rveys of occupational earnings
and rela ted b en efits on an areaw ide b a s is .
This bu lletin p r e se n ts current occupational em ploym ent and
earnings in form ation obtained la rg e ly by m ail fro m the esta blish m en ts
v isited by B ureau fie ld eco n om ists in the la st previous su rvey for
occupations reported in that e a r lie r study. P erso n al v is its w ere made
to nonrespondents and to those respondents reporting unusual changes
since the p rev iou s su rv ey .
In each a r e a , data are obtained fro m represen tative e sta b ­
lish m en ts within six b road industry d iv isio n s: M anufacturing; tr a n s­
portation , com m u n ication , and other public u tilities; w h olesale trade;
r eta il tra d e ; fin an ce, in su ra n ce, and rea l estate; and s e r v ic e s . M ajor
industry groups excluded fr o m these studies are governm ent o p era ­
tions and the con stru ction and extractive in du stries. E stab lish m en ts
having few er than a p r e s c r ib e d number of w orkers are om itted b ecau se
they tend to fu rn ish in su fficien t em ploym ent in the occupations studied
to w arran t in clu sion . Separate tabulations are provided for each of the
broad industry div isio n s which m eet publication c r ite r ia .

The a vera ge s presen ted r e fle c t co m p o site, areaw ide e s t i­
m a te s.
Industries and esta b lish m en ts differ in pay le v e l and job
staffing and, thus, contribute d ifferen tly to the estim a te s for each job.
The pay relation sh ip obtainable fro m the a vera ge s m ay fa il to reflect
a ccu rately the wage spread or differen tial m aintained among jobs in
individual esta b lish m e n ts. S im ila r ly , d iffe re n ce s in average pay le ve ls
fo r m en and w om en in any of the selected occupations should not be
a ssu m e d to r e fle c t d iffe re n ce s in pay treatm en t of the sex es within
individual esta b lish m en ts. Other p o ssib le fa c to rs which m ay contrib­
ute to d iffe re n ce s in pay for m en and w om en include: D iffe re n ces in
p r o g r e ssio n within esta blish ed rate ra n g es, since only the actual rates
paid incum bents are collected ; and d iffe re n ce s in sp e cific duties p e r ­
fo r m e d , although the w o rk ers are c la s s ifie d a pprop riately within the
sam e su rvey job d escrip tion . Job d escrip tion s used in cla ssifyin g e m ­
p loy ees in these su rvey s are u su ally m o re g en eralized than those used
in individual esta b lish m en ts and allow for m inor d iffe re n ce s among
esta b lish m en ts in the sp e cific duties p e rfo rm ed .

T h ese su rvey s are conducted on a sam ple b a sis becau se of
the u n n e c e ssa ry c o st involved in surveying all esta b lish m en ts.
To
obtain optim um a c c u r a c y at m in im u m c o st, a greater proportion of
la rg e than of s m a ll esta b lish m en ts is studied. In combining the data,
h ow ev er, a ll esta b lish m e n ts are given their appropriate w eight. E s ­
tim a tes b ase d on the esta b lish m en ts studied are presen ted, th e r e fo r e ,
as relating to all esta b lish m e n ts in the industry grouping and a re a ,
except for those below the m in im u m size studied.

O ccupational em ploym ent estim a te s rep rese n t the total in all
esta b lish m en ts within the scope of the study and not the number a c ­
tually su rveyed .
B ecau se of d ifferen ces in occupational structure
among e sta b lish m e n ts, the estim a tes of occupational em ploym ent ob­
tained fro m the sam ple of esta b lish m en ts studied serv e only to indicate
the rela tiv e im portance of the jo b s studied. T h ese d iffe re n ce s in o ccu ­
pational stru ctu re do not affect m a te r ia lly the a ccu racy of the ea rn ­
ings data.

O ccupations and E arn in gs
The occupations se le c te d for study are com m on to a v a riety of
m anufacturing and nonm anufacturing in d u stries, and are of the fo llo w ­
ing typ es: (l) O ffice c le r ic a l; (2) p ro fessio n a l and technical; (3) m a in ­
tenance and pow erplant; and (4) custodial and m aterial m ovem en t. O c ­
cupational c la s s ific a tio n is b ased on a uniform set of job d escrip tion s
design ed to take account of in terestab lish m en t variation in duties within
the sam e jo b . The occupations selected for study are listed and d e­
s c rib ed in the appendix. The earnings data follow ing the job title s are
for a ll in d u stries com bin ed. E arnings data for som e of the occupations
lis te d and d e s c rib e d , or for som e industry divisions within occupations,
are not p rese n te d in the A - s e r i e s tables because either (1) e m p lo y ­
m ent in the occupation is too sm a ll to provide enough data to m e r it
p resen ta tio n , or (2) th ere is p o ssib ility of disclo su re of individual e s ­
tab lish m en t data.




E stab lish m en t P r a c tic e s and Supplem entary W age P ro v isio n s
Tabulations on selec ted esta b lish m en t p ra ctic e s and supple­
m en tary wage p ro vision s ( B -s e r i e s tables) are not p resen ted in this
bulletin.
Inform ation for these tabulations is c ollected biennially.
T h ese tabulations on m in im u m entrance s a la r ie s for inexperienced
w om en office w o r k e r s; shift d iffe re n tia ls; scheduled w eekly h ours; paid
h olid ay s; paid v acation s; and health, in su ran ce, and pension plans are
presen ted (in the B - s e r i e s tables) in previou s bulletins for this area.

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T a b le 1.

E s t a b l i s h m e n t s a n d W o r k e r s W ith in S c o p e o f S u r v e y a n d N u m b e r S tu d ie d in S t. L o u i s , M o . —111. , 1
b y M a j o r I n d u s t r y D i v i s i o n , 2 J a n u a r y 1968

M i n im u m
e m p lo y m e n t
in e s t a b l i s h ­
m e n t s in s c o p e
o f s tu d y

In d u s try d iv is io n

A ll d iv is io n s

...

_

N u m b e r o f e s t a b l is h m e n t s

W ith in s c o p e o f s tu d y 4

M a n u fa c t u r in g
.
. . .
N o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g __________________________________
T r a n s p o r t a t io n , c o m m u n ic a t io n , and
o t h e r p u b l i c u t i l i t i e s 5 ________________________
W h o l e s a l e t r a d e _________________________________
R e t a il t r a d e __________ _________________________
F i n a n c e , i n s u r a n c e , a n d r e a l e s t a t e ________
S e r v i c e s 6 7 ____________ ___________________________

W ith in s c o p e
o f s tu d y 3

S tu d ie d

-

................ ...

W o r k e r s in e s t a b l i s h m e n t s

1 ,0 5 5

100
-

100
50
100
50
50

S t u d ie d
N u m ber

P ercen t

272

4 0 7 ,6 0 0

100

2 5 0 ,5 9 0

418
637

107
165

2 4 6 ,0 0 0
1 6 1 ,6 0 0

60
40

1 6 0 ,0 1 0
9 0 ,5 8 0

95
169
88
149
136

39
31
27
31
37

5 1 ,4 0 0
2 1 ,2 0 0
4 4, 600
2 2 , 100
2 2 ,3 0 0

13
5
11
5
6

3 7 , 420
6 , 250
27, 300
9, 420
1 0 ,1 9 0

1 T h e S t. L o u i s S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a , a s d e f in e d b y th e B u r e a u o f the B u d g e t t h r o u g h A p r i l 1 9 6 7 , c o n s i s t s o f t h e c i t y o f S t. L o u i s ;
t h e c o u n t i e s o f F r a n k l in , J e f f e r s o n , S t. C h a r l e s a n d S t. L o u i s , M o . ; a n d t h e c o u n t i e s o f M a d i s o n a n d St. C l a i r , 111. T h e " w o r k e r s w it h in s c o p e o f s t u d y "
e s t i m a t e s s h o w n in t h is t a b l e p r o v i d e a r e a s o n a b l y a c c u r a t e d e s c r i p t i o n o f th e s i z e a n d c o m p o s i t i o n o f th e l a b o r f o r c e in c l u d e d in t h e s u r v e y .
The e s ti­
m a t e s a r e n o t in t e n d e d , h o w e v e r , to s e r v e a s a b a s i s o f c o m p a r i s o n w it h o t h e r e m p l o y m e n t in d e x e s f o r th e a r e a to m e a s u r e e m p l o y m e n t t r e n d s o r l e v e l s
s i n c e (1 ) p la n n in g o f w a g e s u r v e y s r e q u i r e s t h e u s e o f e s t a b l i s h m e n t d a ta c o m p i l e d c o n s i d e r a b l y in a d v a n c e o f th e p a y r o l l p e r i o d s t u d ie d , a n d (2 ) s m a l l
e s t a b l i s h m e n t s a r e e x c l u d e d f r o m th e s c o p e o f th e s u r v e y .
2 T h e 196 7 e d i t io n o f th e S t a n d a r d I n d u s t r ia l C l a s s i f i c a t i o n M a n u a l w a s u s e d in c l a s s i f y i n g e s t a b l is h m e n t s b y i n d u s t r y d i v i s i o n .
3 I n c l u d e s a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w ith t o t a l e m p l o y m e n t at o r a b o v e th e m i n i m u m l i m i t a t i o n . A l l o u t le t s (w ith in th e a r e a ) o f c o m p a n i e s in s u c h i n d u s ­
t r i e s a s t r a d e , f i n a n c e , a u to r e p a i r s e r v i c e , a n d m o t io n p i c t u r e s t h e a t e r s a r e c o n s i d e r e d a s 1 e s t a b l is h m e n t .
4 I n c l u d e s a l l w o r k e r s in a l l e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w it h t o t a l e m p l o y m e n t (w it h in th e a r e a ) at o r a b o v e th e m in i m u m l i m i t a t i o n .
5 T a x i c a b s a n d s e r v i c e s i n c i d e n t a l to w a t e r t r a n s p o r t a t i o n w e r e e x c l u d e d .
* T h is in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n i s r e p r e s e n t e d in e s t i m a t e s f o r " a l l i n d u s t r i e s " a n d " n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g " in th e S e r i e s A t a b l e s . S e p a r a t e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f
d a ta f o r t h is d i v i s i o n i s n o t m a d e f o r o n e o r m o r e o f th e f o l l o w i n g r e a s o n s :
(1 ) E m p lo y m e n t in th e d i v i s i o n is t o o s m a l l t o p r o v i d e e n o u g h d a ta to
m e r i t s e p a r a t e s t u d y , (2 ) th e s a m p l e w a s n o t d e s i g n e d i n i t i a l l y t o p e r m i t s e p a r a t e p r e s e n t a t i o n , (3 ) r e s p o n s e w a s i n s u f f i c i e n t o r in a d e q u a t e t o p e r m i t
s e p a r a t e p r e s e n t a t i o n , a n d (4 ) t h e r e i s p o s s i b i l i t y o f d i s c l o s u r e o f in d iv i d u a l e s t a b l is h m e n t d a t a .
7 H o t e l s a n d m o t e l s ; l a u n d r i e s a n d o t h e r p e r s o n a l s e r v i c e s ; b u s i n e s s s e r v i c e s ; a u t o m o b i le r e p a i r , r e n t a l, a n d p a r k in g ; m o t i o n p i c t u r e s ; n o n p r o f i t
m e m b e r s h i p o r g a n i z a t i o n s ( e x c l u d i n g r e l i g i o u s a n d c h a r i t a b l e o r g a n i z a t i o n s ) ; a n d e n g in e e r in g a n d a r c h i t e c t u r a l s e r v i c e s .

A b o u t t h r e e - f i f t h s o f th e w o r k e r s w it h in s c o p e o f th e s u r v e y in th e St. L o u i s a r e a
w e r e e m p l o y e d in m a n u f a c t u r i n g f i r m s .
T h e f o l l o w i n g t a b le p r e s e n t s th e m a j o r in d u s t r y
g r o u p s a n d s p e c i f i c i n d u s t r i e s a s a p e r c e n t o: a l l m a n u fa c t u r i n g :
In d u stry g ro u p s
T r a n s p o r t a t i o n e q u i p m e n t ________ 27
P r i m a r y m e t a l i n d u s t r i e s ________ 11
F o o d a n d k i n d r e d p r o d u c t s ________10
C h e m ic a ls and a llie d
p r o d u c t s ____________________________ 9
E l e c t r i c a l e q u ip m e n t
a n d s u p p l i e s _______________________ 6
F a b r i c a t e d m e t a l p r o d u c t s ______ 6
M a c h i n e r y , e x c e p t e l e c t r i c a l ___ 6

S p e c i f i c in d u s t r i e s
A i r c r a f t a n d p a r t s ____________________15
M o to r v e h ic le s and
e q u i p m e n t ____________________________ 10
I n d u s t r ia l c h e m i c a l s ________________ 6
B e v e r a g e i n d u s t r i e s ________________ 4
B l a s t fu r n a c e a n d b a s i c
s t e e l p r o d u c t s ______________________ 4
I r o n a n d s t e e l f o u n d r i e s ____________ 4

T h is i n f o r m a t i o n i s b a s e d o n e s t i m a t e s o f t o t a l e m p l o y m e n t d e r i v e d f r o m u n i v e r s e
m a te r ia ls c o m p ile d p r io r to a ctu a l s u r v e y .
P r o p o r t i o n s in v a r i o u s in d u s t r y d i v i s i o n s m a y
d i f f e r f r o m p r o p o r t i o n s b a s e d o n th e r e s u l t s o f th e s u r v e y a s s h o w n in t a b l e 1 a b o v e .

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Wage Trends for Selected Occupational Groups
P r e s e n te d in tab le 2 a re indexes and percen tages of change
in a vera g e s a la r ie s o f o ffic e c le r ic a l w o rk ers and in d u stria l n u r s e s ,
and in a v e r a g e earn in gs o f selec ted plant w orker g rou p s. The indexes
a re a m e a s u r e o f w a g e s at a given tim e , ex p re sse d as a percen t of
w ages during the b a s e p e rio d (date of the a re a su rvey conducted
betw een July I9 6 0 and June 1961).
Subtracting 100 fr o m the index
y ie ld s the p e rce n ta ge change in w ages fr o m the b a se perio d to the
date o f the in dex.
The p e rc e n ta g e s of change or in c r e a se rela te to
w age changes betw een the indicated d a tes.
T h ese e stim a te s a re
m e a s u r e s o f change in a v e r a g e s fo r the a re a ; they a re not intended
to m e a s u re a v e r a g e pay changes in the esta blish m en ts in the a re a .

in the occupational group. T h e se constant w eights r e fle c t base y ear
em p loym en ts w h e re ve r p o s s ib le .
The a vera ge (m ean) earnings fo r
each occupation w ere m u ltip lied by the occupational weight, and the
produ cts fo r a ll occupations in the group w e re totaled. The aggregates
fo r 2 con secu tive y e a r s w e r e rela ted

by

dividing

the

aggregate fo r

the la te r y ea r by the agg rega te for the e a r lie r y e a r .
The resultant
r e la tiv e , le s s 100 p e rce n t, shows the p ercen tage change. The index
is the product of m ultiplying the b a se y ear rela tiv e (100) by the relative
fo r the next su cceedin g y e a r and continuing to m u ltiply (compound)
each y e a r 's re la tiv e by the p reviou s y e a r 's index.
A v e r a g e earnings
fo r the follow ing occupations w e re u sed in com puting the wage tren ds:

M ethod of Com puting
Each of the se le c te d key occupations within an occupational
group w as a s s ig n e d a w eight b ased on its proportionate em ploym en t
O ffice clerical (men and women):
Bookkeeping-machine operators,
class B
Clerks, accounting, classes
A and B
Clerks, file, classes
A, B, and C
Clerks, order
Clerks, payroll
Comptometer operators
Keypunch operators, classes
A and B
O ffice boys and girls

Table 2.

O ffice clerical (men and women)—
Continued
Secretaries
Stenographers, general
Stenographers, senior
Switchboard operators, classes
A and B
Tabulating-machine operators,
class B
Typists, classes A and B

Skilled maintenance (men):
Carpenters
Electricians
Machinists
Mechanics
Mechanics (automotive)
Painters
Pipefitters
T ool and die makers
Unskilled plant (men):
Janitors, porters, and cleaners
Laborers, material handling

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

Indexes o f Standard Weekly Salaries and Straight-Time Hourly Earnings for Selected Occupational Groups in St. Louis, Mo. -111.,
January 1968 and October 1966, and Percents o f Increase for Selected Periods
Indexes
(October 1960=100)

Industry and occupational group

Percents o f increase

October 1966 October 1965 October 1964 October 1963 October 1962 October 1961 October 1960 October 1959
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
January 1968 October 1966
lanuary 1968 October 1966 October 1965 October 1964 October 1963 October 1962 October 1961 October 1960

All industries:
O ffice clerical (men and w om en )-------Industrial nurses (men and w om en )-----Skilled maintenance ( m e n ) ----------------Unskilled plant (m e n )--------------------------

127.1
138.3
127.8
130.9

119.6
125.5
119.5
122. 3

6 .2
10.2
7 .0
7 .0

4 .7
4 .9
3.3
3 .6

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

2.3
3 .4
2 .7
2 .6

3. 1
3 .0
3 .3
2. 2

2 .6
2.6
2.6
3 .5

3 .0
4.3
3 .7
3 .6

2 .9
5 .6
2 .8
4 .7

Manufacturing:
O ffice clerical (men and w om en )-------Industrial nurses (men and w om en )-----Skilled maintenance ( m e n ) ----------------Unskilled plant (men) ------------------------

127.1
138.8
127.4
130.2

119.5
126. 1
118.8
120.9

6 .3
10.1
7 .2
7 .7

3 .6
4 .9
3 .2
2 .9

3. 1
4 .6
2. 8
3 .9

2 .3
3 .8
2 .7
2. 9

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

2. 1
2 .6
2 .2
3 .5

3 .5
4.3
3 .6
3 .7

3 .4
5 .6
2 .4
3. 7




4
F or office c le r ic a l w o rk ers and in du strial n u r se s, the wage
trends relate to regular w eekly sa la r ie s for the n orm al workw eek,
ex clu sive of earnings for o v e rtim e .
F o r plant w orker g ro u p s, they
m ea su re changes in average stra ig h t-tim e hourly ea rn in g s, excluding
prem iu m pay for overtim e and for work on w eek en ds, h olid ay s, and
late sh ifts. The p ercen tages are based on data for selec ted key o ccu ­
pations and include m o st of the n u m eric a lly im portant jo b s within
each group.

Changes in the labor force can cause in c r e a s e s or d e c r e a s e s in the
occupational a verages without actual wage ch an ges. It is con ceivable
that even though all esta b lish m en ts in an area gave wage in c r e a s e s ,
average wages m ay have declined b ecau se low er paying esta b lish m en ts
entered the area or expanded their w ork fo r c e s .
S im ila r ly , w ages
m ay have rem ained r e la tiv ely constant, yet the a vera ge s for an area
m ay have rise n con siderab ly b ecau se higher paying esta b lish m en ts
entered the a rea.

L im ita tio n s of Data
The indexes and p ercen ta ges of change, as m e a su re s of
change in area a v e r a g e s, are influenced by:
(1) gen eral sa la ry and
wage cha.nges, (Z) m e r it or other in c re a se s in pay rec eiv ed by indi­
vidual w o rk ers while in the sam e jo b , and (3) changes in average
w ages due to changes in the labor force resu ltin g fro m labor turn­
o v e r, fo rce expan sion s, fo rce red u ction s, and changes in the p ro p o r­
tions of w o rk ers em ployed by esta b lish m en ts with different pay le v e ls .




The use of constant em p loym en t w eights elim in a te s the effe ct
of changes in the proportion of w o r k e r s r ep rese n te d in each job in ­
cluded in the data.
The p ercen tages of change r e fle c t only changes
in average pay for stra ig h t-tim e h o u rs.
T h ey are not influenced by
changes in standard work sc h ed u les, as such, or by p rem iu m pay
for o vertim e. W here n e c e s s a r y , data w ere adjusted to rem ov e fro m
the indexes and percentages of change any sign ifican t effect caused
by changes in the scope of the su rvey .

5

A. Occupational Earnings
Table A-l. Office Occupations—
Men and Women
( A v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t im e w e e k l y h o u r s and e a rn i n gs f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stud ied on an a r e a b a s i s
by in du st r y d i v is i o n , St. L o u i s , M o . —111. , Janu ar y 1968)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)
um
ber
Sex, o cc u p a t io n , and in du st r y d i v is i o n

oikers

$
50

weekly
(standard)

Mean2

Median 2

Middle range2

*
55

3

3
60

65

70

N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s r e c e i v i n g s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y ea rn in gs o f—
3
1
t
$
S
S
s
$
$
$
3
$
3
75
105
110
115
80
95
12C
85
90
100
125
130
140

%
150

$

$
160

and
und er

170
and

80

85

55

60

65

70

75

-

-

-

-

-

1
1
1

~

_
-

-

9
9

31
31

6
6

28
28

9

31

6

2

7

13

_
-

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

130

140

150

160

170

over

MEN
$
$
1 31 .00 130.00
134.50 133.00
125.50 126.00
132.00 128 .50
116.00 117.00

$
$
1 1 7 .00 -1 43 .00
1 21 .00 -1 45 .00
1 08 .50 -1 38 .50
1 25 .00 -1 39 .00
9 9.0 0-13 2.0 0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A --------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3---------------------------FINANCE4------------------------------------------------

489
306
183
64
51

39.5
4 0.0
39.0
4 0.0
37.0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS E --------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3---------------------------FINANCE4------------------------------------------------

288
122
166
29
110

3 9.0 1 0 7 . oa 108.50
8 4.5 0-12 5.5 0
3 9 . 5 1 2 5 . 5 0 12'8.0 0 1 1 2 . 5 0 - 1 4 0 . 5 0
7 6.5 0-11 3.0 0
38. 5
93.00
87.50
4 0.0 120.50 120.00 1 1 6 .5 0 -1 2 3 .0 0
81.50
7 3 .0 0 - 87.50
38.0
81.50

_
-

B ----------------------------

59

4 0.0

88.50

86.00

7 7 .5 0 -1 0 0 .0 0

-

-

CLERKS, OROER ---------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ------------------------------

387
177
210
204

40.0
39.5
4 0.0
4 0.0

120.50
121.50
119.50
120.50

118.00 1 0 6 . 0 0 - 1 3 4 . 0 0
115.50
9 7 .0 0 -1 4 7 .5 0
119.00 1 1 1 .0 0 -1 3 2 .0 0
119.00 1 1 1 .5 0 -1 3 2 .0 0

-

-

-

_
-

“

-

-

-

-

7
3
4
-

CLERKS, PAYROLL -----------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

75
55

39.5
39.5

122.00
124.00

123.00 1 0 5 .0 0 -1 3 0 .0 0
121.50 1 0 6 .5 0 -1 3 7 .5 0

_

_

-

_

_

-

"

-

CLERKS,

F IL E ,

CLASS

OFFICE BOYS ------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3---------------------------FINANCE4------------------------------------------------

345
173
172
43
70

39.0
39.5
38.5
40.0
37.5

79.00
77.50
80.00
99.00
74.50

TA8ULATING-KACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS A --------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------

192
68
124

39.0
40.0
38.5

134.50
134.50
134.50

130.50 1 2 1 . 0 0 - 1 5 1 . 0 0
133.00 1 2 0 .0 0 -1 5 1 .5 0
130.00 1 2 1 .5 0 -1 5 0 .0 0

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B --------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3 ----------------------------

186
103
83
29

39.5
40.0
39.0
40.0

113.50
116.00
110.00
129.50

116.00
9 9.5 0 -1 2 8 .0 0
115.50 1 0 3 .0 0 -1 3 0 .0 0
118.50
9 1.0 0 -1 2 8 .0 0
128.00 1 2 3 .5 0 -1 3 6 .0 0

55

3 9.0

9 2.50

188
104
84
68

4 0.0
40.0
4 0.0
40.0

92.00
78.00
110.00
115.50

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS C --------------------------------------------------------WOMEN
BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
MACHINE) -----------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3 --------------BI LLERS, MACHINE (BOOKKEEPING
MACHINE) -----------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------

S ee fo o t n o t e s at en d o f ta b le




137
123

39.5
40.0

83.00
79.00

74.50
72.50
77.50
102.50
75.50

92.00

6 7 .5 0 - 88.00
6 7 .0 0 - 85.00
6 7 .5 0 - 96.50
1 00 .50 -1 04 .50
6 6 .5 0 - 83.00

_
-

_
-

19
1
18
13

34
19
15
3
2

72
52
20
9

_
-

_
~

-

“

_
-

-

_
-

_

54
28
26
1
11

69.0 06 7.5 0-

94.00
91.50

22
8
14
1
6

18
4
14
14

31
12
19
5

25
10
15
2

25
16
9
3
1

38
23
15
2
11

46
34
12
9
2

56
26
20
23
-

89
61
28
12
10

77
50
27
8
6

28
22
6
5
-

23
23
-

-

2
1
1
1

-

-

21
21

16
9
7

11
1
10

12
2
10

15
14
1

14
10
4
4

18
7
11
11

33
7
26
12

20
20
-

22
20
2
2

26
26
-

4
4
-

2
2
-

_
-

28

20

4

9

2

1

6

12

4

1

-

9

4

-

1

-

-

-

-

19
19
-

4
4
-

22
16
6
5

26
6
20
20

11
1
10
10

39
29
10
10

28
10
18
18

60
10
50
50

15
1
14
14

15
7
8
8

63
6
57
56

36
33
3
3

27
17
10
10

9
9
-

6
6
-

-

-

1
-

6
6

2
2

6
3

4
2

3
3

8
8

3
2

8
7

16
5

7
6

1
l

1
1

2
2

7
7

1
1
-

_
-

_

_

-

-

11
4
7

4P
23
25
19

_

_
-

_
-

“

-

_
"

7
1
6

1
1

9
1
8

_
-

7 7 .5 0 -1 0 1 .0 0

89.00
7 1 .5 0 -1 1 1 .0 0
73.00
6 7 . 0 0 - 86.00
111.00 1 0 4 . 0 0 - 1 2 2 . 0 0
117.50 1 0 7 . 5 0 - 1 2 3 . 5 0

80.00
78.00

-

-

_

4
4
-

12
12
-

”

“

_

24
24

26
25
1

13
13

19
18
1
“
13
13

16
14
2
~
20
20

18
11
7
5

12
10
2
~

13
4
9
4
5

30
2
28
28

14
8
6
4

8
6
2
2

_
-

1
1
~

7
2
5

3
3
'

6
1
5

3
1
2

2
2
“

20
7
13

34
11
23

5
5

11
7
4

15
10
5

14
11
3

21
14
7
1

7
6
1
“

20
17
3
1

15
6
9
8

_

_
-

_
-

19
4
15

25
4
21

20
10
10

20
18
2

21

25
5
20
9

23
14
9
9

8
7
1

3
3
_

2
1
1
1

1

5

1

8
3
8
1

16
16

7

9

6

12
12
-

16
7
9
3

2
2
-

4
_
4
4

22
2
20
20

3
1
2
-

15
1
14
14

15
1
14
14

11
1
10
10

2

22
22

8
8

2
2

1
1

4
4

“

14
“

“

~

”

_

l

26
20
6
-

-

-

3

11

“

4
4
-

2
2

-

1

_
-

"

_

21

_
_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

6
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women— Continued
(A v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t im e w e e k ly h o u r s an d e a rn in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u s tr y d iv is io n , St. L o u is , M o . —111. , J anua ry 1968)

N u mb er o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s o f —
Number
Sex, oc c u p a t io n , and in du str y d i v is i o n

woikers

$
weekly
hours1
( standard]

$
50

Mean2

Median 2

Middle range 2

55

$
60

$
65

$

$
70

75

%

$
80

85

$

i
90

95

$

$

$
100

105

110

$

$

$
115

120

125

130

140

%
150

%
160

and
und er
55

WOMEN -

$

i
170
and

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

11C

115

120

125

18
8

3
3

13
5

10
3

25
14

10
9

5
5

29
29

10
2

9
9

4
1

170

over

-

-

-

“

"

140

150

160

-

-

-

~

1
~

12 0

CONTINUED

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

137
88

39.5
40.0

$
9 5.50
9 8.00

$
9 5.00
102.50

$
$
8 5.0 0 -1 0 8 .5 0
9 1.0 0-10 8.5 0

QGCKKtEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS 0 -------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING -------------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------------FINANCE 4-----------------------------------------------

737
178
559
101
374

38.5
39.5
38.5
4 0.0
38.0

78.0 0
91.50
7 3.50
86.00
66.50

7 4.00
85.50
70.00
83.50
66.00

6 5 .5 0 - 85.50
7 8 .5 0 -1 0 2 .5 0
6 3 .0 0 - 81.00
7 5 .5 0 - 97.00
5 9 .5 0 - 71.00

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A -------------MANUFACTURING---------------------------------- —
NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L IT I E S 3 --------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------------------------FINANCE 4-----------------------------------------------

678
277
401
83
54
50
134

39.0
4 0.0
38.5
39.0
4 0.0
40.0
38.0

111.50
118.00
107.00
125.50
105.00
100.00
9 9.00

111.00
117.50
106.00
125.50
111.00
94.00
101.00

9 5.5 0-12 4.5 0
1 04 .00 -1 29 .00
9 1.5 0 -1 2 1 .0 0
116 .50 -1 30 .00
8 4.0 0-12 2.0 0
8 9 .0 0-11 3.5 0
8 8.5 0-10 9.5 0

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS B --------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NCNMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L IT I E S 3---------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------------------------FINANCE 4-----------------------------------------------

1,958
97 8
980
164
166
240
250

3 9.0
3 9.5
38.5
39.0
39.0
4 0.0
37.5

8 6.50
83.00
8 9 . 00
8 5.50
8 4.00
79.50
102.00 103.00
91.00
93.00
77.50
7 6.50
7 5.50
74.50

CLERKS, F IL E, CLASS A ---------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------ -------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------FINANCE 4-----------------------------------------------

23 0
112
118
53

3 9.0
4 0.0
3 8.0
36.5

93.0 0
95.00
91.00
7 8.00

CLERKS, F IL E , CLASS B ---------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L IT I E S 3 --------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------FINANCE 4----------------------- ------------------------

9 05
41 4
491
34
107
208

3 9.0
39.5
38.5
3 9.5
4 0.0
37.0

CLERKS* F IL E , CLASS C ---------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L IT I E S 3 --------------------------FINANCE 4-----------------------------------------------

554
107
44 7
47
284

CLERKS, ORDER --------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------WHOLESALE T R A D E ------- ----------------------

-

“

~

-

~

1
1
-

63
63
62

120
5
115
107

94
17
77
24
41

76
28
48
12
34

91
34
57
22
20

22
13
9
7
1

25
15
10
3
-

51
10
41
21
6

29
18
11
-

19
6
13
12

13
2
11
_

2
2
_

1
1
-

7
7
-

16
16
-

-

-

.
-

.
-

-

107
4
103
103

_
-

_
-

-

5
3
2
2

14
2
12
12

38
3
35
18
6
7

44
8
36
7
19

63
12
51
2
14
18

40
15
25
1
2
3
5

65
33
32
9
3
18

62
23
39
4
5
22

39
17
22
3
10
6
2

81
45
36
7
3
22

67
23
44
14
16
2
6

56
21
25
24
1

36
3C
6
3
1
2
-

29
9
20
l
2
3
~

27
12
15
15
-

9
9
-

2
2
-

-

l
1
1
-

7 3 .0 0 - 9 7.50
7 5 .5 0 - 9 8.50
7 1 .5 0 - 95.00
8 7.5 0-11 7.5 0
79.0 0-10 2.0 0
6 9 .5 0 - 85.00
6 8 . 0 0 - 82.00

2
2
2

38
12
26
5
5

73
23
50
10
30

229
111
118
7
5
49
46

253
90
163
8
18
42
49

257
117
140
13
24
49
41

231
124
107
9
21
26
38

186
117
69
9
17
30

130
70
60
15
27
10
1

150
95
55
12
20
17
-

89
31
58
16
28
6
2

94
58
36
1C
4
9
-

61
22
39
13
19
1

30
8
22
22
-

31
7
24
19
-

74
74
-

22
11
11
11
-

8
8
-

-

-

_
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

9 4.00
97.50
9 0.50
7 6.50

7 9.5 0-10 6.5 0
8 5.0 0 -1 0 5 .5 0
7 5 .5 0 -1 1 0 .5 0
6 9 .0 0 - 89.00

_

-

19
9
10
4

20
14
6
3

19
8
11
6

22
12
10
5

27
21
6
l

33
12
21

6
6

1
1

_

_

-

2
2

-

-

-

-

23
15
13
10

_

-

7
7
6

2C
17
3

“

21
21
18

_

-

5
4
1
“

7 6.50
78.0 0
7 5.00
9 7.5 0
80.00
6 8.00

7 1.50
7 6.00
69.50
102.00
7 3.50
66.00

6 5 .0 0 - 84.00
6 5 .0 0 - 85.50
6 5 .0 0 - 82.00
8 2.5 0-11 6.0 0
6 7 .0 0 - 97.00
6 2 .5 0 - 70.00

191
81

188
61
127
2
27
63

116
31
85

80
62
13
3

55
39
16

30
20
10
3

29
8
21
3

2
2
-

_

_

_

_

_

_
-

_

-

_

-

-

-

-

16
15
1
1

-

-

-

8
8
8

-

-

1
5

-

60
19
41
41

9
2
7
7

15
28

84
53
31
7
6
6

39.5
40.0
39.5
4 0.0
3 9.5

64.50
62.50
6 4.5 0
7 8.00
61.50

63.00
62.00
63.00
7 5.00
62.00

6 0 .0 0 - 6 7.00
5 9 .0 0 - 65.00
6 0 .5 0 - 67.50
6 8 .0 0 - 87.00
5 9 .5 0 - 64.50

77
15
62
16
30

37
9
28
5
3

9
1
8
4
2

13
1
12
5

19

1

l

1

10

_

_

_

-

_

_

_

_

19
7
12

1
1

1
1

1
1

10
4

-

-

-

-

-

-

_
-

-

-

-

-

-

623
368
255
169

4 0.0
3 9.5
40.0
40.0

8 9.50
8 7.50
93.00
101.00

90.00
83.00
9 5.50
98.00

7 4 .0 0 - 99.50
7 3 .5 0 - 9 6.00
7 6.5 0-10 4.0 0
9 3.5 0 -1 1 2 .0 0

40
26
14
-

75
54
21
14

65
59
6
-

42
31
11
6

33
22
11
6

85
53
32
24

79
19
60
58

27
15
12
9

5
4
1
1

38
13
25
24

17
2
15
12

9
2
7
2

A3
28
5
5

10
3
7
7

CLERKS* PAYROLL ----------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L IT I E S 3 ---------------------------

639
425
214
79

3 9.5
4 0.0
3 9.0
4 0.0

96.50
93.50
103.00
118.00

96.00
94.00
9 9.50
120.00

8 1.0 0-11 2.0 0
7 8.0 0-10 9.0 0
8 6 .0 0-11 9.0 0
1 11 .00 -1 30 .50

29
20
9
3

53
32
21
4

46
27
19

66
47
19
1

45
23
22
~

54
35
19
8

58
49
9
2

31
24
7
~

69
52
17
9

32
9
23
13

17
12
5
4

36
21
15
14

27
2
25
18

-

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

755
309
446
372

40.0
40.0
3 9.5
4 0.0

8 6.50
93.00
8 2.50
80.00

8 0.50
88.00
77.50
74.50

6 9.0 0 -1 0 5 .5 0
7 2 .0 0 -1 1 2 .0 0
6 5.0 0 -1 0 2 .0 0
6 4 .0 0 - 98.00

96
45
51
47

67
20
47
37

45
22
23
18

46
17
29
16

39
27
12
10

33
18
15
9

27
8
19
18

37
8
29
24

84
22
62
46

8
5
3
-

5
2
3
-

37
25
2

12
12

10
10

S ee fo o t n o t e s at end o f ta b le,




_
-

37
21
16

-

-

-

-

4
12

13
83

128
36
92
3
67

250
45
20 5

11

43
27
16

-

8
-

8
-

8
_
-

_

-

11
-

no

-

162

-

20
20
-

-

-

47
46
1
“

-

15

-

15
15

105
10
95
95

89
48
41
36

-

-

-

2
2

-

-

6

-

_
-

-

“

-

_

-

-

_
-

5

I

-

1

_

_

_

_

_

1

-

-

_
-

L

-

-

-

3
3

1
1

3

_

-

-

3
3

-

_

_

-

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women— Continued
(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 rn in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ie d on an a r e a b a s is
by in d u str y d iv is io n , St. L o u is , M o . —
111. , J an u a ry 1968)

N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y ea rn i n gs o f —

Sex, oc c u p a t io n , and in du st r y d i v i s i o n

Number
of
workers

Average
weekly
hours1
( standard)

$

i
50
Mean2

Median 2

Middle range 2

$
55

60

$

$

%
65

70

i

%

$
75

80

85

%
90

$
93

$
100

$
110

$

t

$
115

120

125

$

$
130

140

t

$
150

160

170
and

55
WOMEN -

$
105

and
unde r
60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

-

-

1
1
-

17
7
10
3
7

36
16
20
20

38
28
10
7

77
56
21
15

101
82
19
5
14

79
59
20
8
7
5

33
32
21
3
7
9

171
51
120
22
39
15
33

133
61
72
2
29
7
26

114
66
48
3
28
5
3

92
69
23
7
2
14

lie

170 o v e r

115

120

125

130

140

150

160

31
25
6
6

125
33
92
29
62

101
22
79
79
-

30
3
27
17
10

44
44
-

-

3
1
2
2
-

3
3
-

-

-

78
49
29
19
4
5

48
17
31
11
1C
10

52
4
48
13
26
9

16
9
7
6
1

18
9
9
8
-

12
3
9
9
-

12
12
-

5
5
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

CONTINUED
$
$
103.00 102.00
100.00
96.50
106.50 112.00
115.50 117.00
111.50 112.00
87.50
88.00

$
$
9 1 .0 0-11 5.0 0
8 9.5 0 -1 1 0 .5 0
9 5 .5 0-11 6.5 0
1 1 3 .50 -1 19 .00
1 10 .50 -1 14 .00
7 8 .5 0 - 95.00

“

“

-

85.50
88.00
83.50
92.00
87.50
81.00
76.00

83.50
87.00
81.50
34.00
85.00
78.00
74.00

7 3 .0 0 - 9 6.00
7 5 . 0 0 - 98.00
7 1 .5 0 - 92.50
74.5 0-10 9.5 0
7 9 .0 0 - 93.00
6 9 .0 0 - 93.50
6 5 .5 0 - 84.50

1
I
1

21
21
2
19

88
23
65
5
20
38

103
43
60
16
10
8
26

180
75
105
25
9
22
49

134
62
72
18
26
8
19

69.50
71.00
6 8.00
63.00

66.50
68.50
64.50
64.00

6 2 .5 0 - 73.50
6 4 .0 0 - 76.50
6 1 .0 0 - 70.50
6 0 .0 0 - 6 7.50

7
7
7

29
9
20
9

106
47
59
22

86
52
34
25

40
25
15
“

18
8
10
2

22
21
L

8
8
-

2
2
-

2
2
-

16
1
15

5
5

39.0
39.0
38.5
39.5
40.0
40.0
3 8 .C

110.00 106.00
110.50 107.00
108.50 105.00
123.50 1 25 .00
112.00 107.50
93.50
94.50
98.00
99.00

9 3 .5 0-12 5.0 0
9 4.5 0-12 4.0 0
9 1.5 0-12 6.0 0
1 10 .00 -1 37 .50
9 7 .0 0-12 6.0 0
86.5 0-10 3.5 0
86.0 0-11 0.5 0

_
-

2
2
-

58
5
53
2
3
34

113
61
52
2
11
18

96
54
42
9
29

227
117
110
9
2
14
40

338
191
147
5
26
25
61

38 4
232
152
32
11
35
39

447
2 54
193
27
53
19
72

456
307
149
25
21
22
54

314
198
116
21
24
11
43

283
199
84
35
24
4
19

322
198
124
47
14
5
43

254
152
102
37
13
4
19

265
116
149
71
16
l
28

361
20 7
154
63
22
3
15

2 47
145
102
71
7
7
2

103
70
33
14
12
1

87
59
28
12
11
5

31
19
12
6
i
-

“

_
-

524
285
239
74
63

39.5
39.5
39.5
40.0
39.5

130.00
129.50
130.50
140.50
129.00

127.00
126.00
127.50
133.50
127.50

1 15 .00 -1 48 .00
110 .00 -1 50 .00
1 1 7 . 0 0 —1 4 5 . 5 0
1 27 .00-156.00
1 15 .00 -1 51 .00

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

10
10
-

8
8
-

9
9
-

30
13
12
1
9

27
23
4
1
~

24
20
4
-

-

-

21
13
8
7

52
17
35
5
10

57
35
22
5
4

68
34
34
19
4

59
26
33
15
6

39
19
20
R
5

44
22
22
3
12

56
40
16
11
5

20
8
12
6
1

SECRETARIES, CLASS & ------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3---------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------------FINANCE4 ------------------------------------------------

968
444
524
124
108
212

39.0
39.5
39.0
39.5
4 0.0
38.0

119.00
122.00
116.00
126.00
111.50
109.50

116.50
118.50
113.50
126.50
104.50
106.50

1 0 3 .00 -1 34 .00
1 06 .00 -1 40 .50
1 00 .50 -1 30 .00
1 12 .50 -1 41 .50
9 8 .0 0-12 6.5 0
9 9 .0 0-11 9.5 0

_
-

_
-

_
-

1
1
~

4
2
2
“

2
2
“

4
4
4

32
23
9
1
7

30
6
24
2
5
16

105
23
82
12
36
33

Ill
48
63
7
15
37

93
47
46
5
8
29

72
31
41
9
13
15

95
6C
35
6
21

62
35
27
14
1
11

74
15
59
20
12
27

ill
41
70
15
10
7

109
71
38
23
2

34
25
9
9
-

23
11
12
1
6
5

6
6
-

SECRETARIES, CLASS C ------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANL'F ACTUR I NG - - ---------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S ---------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------------FINANCE 4------------------------------------------------

1 ,4 1 8
862
556
208
61
132

39.0
39. C
38.5
39.5
4 0.0
37.5

111.00
113.00
108.50
120.00
104.00
93.00

109.50
111.00
106.50
121.00
104.00
91.50

9 5 .0 0-12 6.5 0
9 6 .5 0-12 8.0 0
9 2.0 0 -1 2 4 .5 0
1 0 9 .50 -1 36 .50
8 9.5 0 -1 1 2 .5 0
8 5 .0 0-10 1.0 0

_
-

_
-

-

4
2
2
-

44
19
25
3
2
11

108
46
62
4
15
29

148
92
56
20
4
19

119
83
36
8
5
16

143
85
58
11
6
15

102
58
44
7
13
II

109
83
26
20
3
3

107
65
42
29
4
6

101
57
44
16
3
1

162
114
48
31
6

88
48
40
36
-

25
23
2
2
~

8
8
-

5
5
-

-

21
1
20
19

91
46
45
21
-

-

33
27
6
2

SECRETARIES, CLASS D -------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L IT I ES 3 ---------------------------RETAIL TRACE ------------------------------------FINANCE 4 ----------------------------------------------

1 .4 1 2
995
417
61
56
136

3 9 . C 95.50
3 9 . C 98.50
38.0
88.50
3 8.5 107.00
4 0 . C 91.00
37.5
81.00

94.50
97.50
87.50
106.50
92.50
81.50

8 5.0 0-10 4.5 0
88.0 0-10 7.0 0
8 0 .0 0 - 97.00
9 5.0 0-12 1.0 0
8 7 .5 0 - 98.00
7 0 .0 0 - 88.50

_

_

-

72
32
40

68
53
15

160
88
72

-

-

-

-

-

-

34

5
16

2
10

134
122
62
8
25

191
134
57
10
20
3

185
130
53
6
3
21

16 7
151
16
6
4
l

89
73
16
9
2
1

79
72
7
6
-

62
56
6
3
2

34
25
9
2
2

22
21
11
11
-

29
26
3
2
-

7
7
-

_
-

_

-

51
3
48

_

-

2
2

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A --------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S 3---------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------FINANCE4------------------------------------------------

739
412
327
141
91
83

39.5
39.5
3 9.0
4 0.C
40.0
37.5

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B --------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC UT I L IT I E S3 ---------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------RETAIL TRACE ------------------------------------FINANCE4------------------------------------------------

1 ,2 7 8
558
720
152
179
113
245

39.5
40.0
39.0
39.5
4C.C
40.0
37.5

OFFICE GIRLS -r--------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------FINANCE4— \-----------------------------------------

341
180
161
65

39.5
40.0
39.C
3 8.0

SECRETARIES 5-------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING T------------------------------------NONMANUFACTUPING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3---------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------RETAIL TRACE ------------------------------------FINANCE4------------------------------------------------

4,3 8 8
2,5 8 6
I , 8G2
475
266
173
522

SECRETARIES, CLASS A -------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3---------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ------------------------------

S ee fo o t n o t e s at en d o f ta b le .




6

3
2>

-

-

-

-

8
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women— Continued
(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 and e a r n in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u str y d iv is io n , St. L o u is , M o . —
111. , J anuary 1968)
Weekly earnings1
(standard)
Average
weekly
hours1
( standard)

Numbe r o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y ea rn i n gs o f—
*

$

$

$

5

Sex, o cc u pa t io n , and in du st r y di v is i o n

$

%

$

5

$

$

$

S

$

1

*• *“

WOMEN -

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

%
125

55

Number

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

40
11
29
24
1
_

15
6
9
9
_
_

50
Mean2

Median 2

Middle range 2

$

$

$

$

1

130

140

150

160

170

130

140

150

160

170

over

68
fcl
7
5
2
_

1
1
_
-

_
-

_
-

-

-

-

-

3
3
-

17
12
5
“

4
4
4

-

and
und er

and

CONTINUED

STENOGRAPHERS, GENERAL -----------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3-------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ---------------------------RETAIL TRACE ----------------------------------FINANCE4 ----------------------------------------------

1 ,9 2 4
955
969
214
123
72
335

3 9 .C
4 0.0
33.5
4 0.0
40.0
4 0.0
37.5

$
88.00
9 2.00
84.00
9 a . 00
88.50
80.50
74.00

$
84.00
88.00
79.50
102.50
88.50
81.00
73.00

$
$
7 4 .5 0 - 99.50
7 9 .0 0-10 3.0 0
7 1 .5 0 - 9 3.50
7 9.0 0-11 3.5 0
7 8 .0 0 - 9 8.50
7 2 .5 0 - 87.50
6 8 .0 0 - 78.50

-

10
10
10

38
6
32
1
23

16 3
24
139
16
10
83

296
114
182
24
14
16
87

251
112
139
17
28
5
70

249
154
95
11
4
19
25

201
116
85
10
22
7
20

149
83
66
9
17
6
8

101
65
36
2
12
2
7

130
67
63
39
16
2
1

114
71
43
21
5
4
1

74
49
25
18
2
_
-

-

-

-

24
15
9
9
-

STENOGRAPHERS, SENIOR -------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3-------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ---------------------------FINANCE4----------------------------------------------

1, 6C8
843
765
175
117
339

39.5
9 8.00
4 0.0
99.50
38.5
96.50
4C .C 1 0 8 . 5 0
4 0 . C L C6 .00
3 7 .5
84.50

94.50
95.50
93.50
112.00
1C6.00
84.00

8 5 .0 0-11 0.0 0
8 7.0 0-11 2.0 0
8 2 .0 0-10 7.0 0
8 6 .5 0-12 6.5 0
9 8 .0 0 -1 1 6 .0 0
7 7 .0 0 - 9 2.50

_
“

_
-

16
8
8
8

42
4
38
37

47
16
31
3
25

109
42
67
16
15
34

190
79
111
23
83

236
157
79
6
52

179
105
74
4
11
35

160
85
75
5
6
43

142
64
78
23
25
12

83
51
32
3
11
5

95
62
33
13
16
-

85
47
38
8
23
5

74
49
25
24
1
-

59
40
19
13
1
“

67
19
48
34
4
“

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS A -----MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3--------------------------

266
134
132
38

39.5
39.5
39.5
4 0.0

9 7.00
102.50
9 1.00
114.00

96.50
102.50
90.50
115.50

8 1.5 0-11 3.5 0
9 0.0 0-11 5.5 0
7 2.5 0-11 1.0 0
104.00 -1 29 .00

-

-

16
16

12
12
-

11
1
10

21
11
10
1

23
13
10
~

16
9
7
1

29
17
12
5

18
3
15
2

31
27
4
1

13
11
2
2

15
7
8
7

31
19
12
6

1
1
1

13
9
4
4

12
3
9
8

4
4
-

“

“

-

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS 8 -----NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------RETAIL TRACE ----------------------------------FINANCE4----------------------------------------------

334
29C
51
101

39.0
3 9.C
40.0
37.5

76.00
73. 50
7 0.00
76.50

72.00
68.50
68.00
7 5.00

89.00
86.50
85.50
88.50

_
-

67
67
3
3

66
66
14
27

23
17
7
4

29
28
6
17

17
14
3
5

16
14
-

43
39
13
22

31
19

5
4

6
5

20
12

7
4

2
1

_
-

2
-

-

-

-

-

-

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONISTS
MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ---------------------------FINANCE4---------------------------------------------

622
318
304
53
131
58

39.5
87.00
9C .00
86.50
4 0 . C 8 8 . 50
89.00
39.5
9 1.00
3 9.0 104.50 1 15.00
91.00
89.00
40.0
76.00
7 8.00
38.5

7 9 .0 0 - 99.00
7 7 .0 0 - 9 6.00
80.0 0-10 3.0 0
8 5 .5 0-11 9.5 0
8 1.5 0-10 1.0 0
6 9 .0 0 - 90.50

_
-

4
4
-

43
21
22
3
13

59
44
15
3
10

55
24
31
23
7

103
48
55
10
24

101
73
28
5
19
“

62
20
42
2
22
15

42
22
20
3
6

29
17
12
2
10

18
10
8
2

35
4
31
2
22

21
21
15
-

4
1
3
3
-

37
29
8
8
-

-

1
1
-

-

-

-

“

3
0
~

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B -----------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------

123
76

3 9.5
39.0

103.00 104.00
1 C 2 . 50 1 0 3 . 0 0

9 0 .0 0 -1 1 4 .0 0
9 1.0 0 -1 1 2 .0 0

_

2

_

_

4
3

1
1

-

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS C ------------------- -/•-----------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------

95
64

39.0
39.0

96.50
1C3.00

101.00
107.00

7 9 .5 0-11 1.0 0
8 6.0 0 -1 1 2 .0 0

_

-

-

-

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
GENERAL -----------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3------------------------FINANCE4---------------------------------------------

44 5
234
211
34
125

39. 5
8 5.00
40.0
82.00
39. C 8 8.50
40 . G 1 1 8 . 0 0
78.00
39.0

81.00
80.00
82.00
119.50
7 8.00

7 3 .5 0 - 92.00
7 2 .0 0 - 89.00
7 5.5 0-10 3.5 0
115 .00 -1 22 .50
7 0 .0 0 - 84.00

_

TYP ISTS, CLASS A -----------------------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ---------------------------FINANCE4---------------------------------------------

954
54 9
4C5
127
167

91.50
92.00
39.5
95.50
4 0 . C 9 4.00
88.00
8 9 . 50
39.0
4 0.0 101.00 105.00
7 7.00
3 8 .C 7 8.50

7 8 .0 0 -1 0 5 .0 0
79.0 0-10 5.5 0
7 6 .0 0-10 4.0 0
9 1 .5 0 -1 1 2 .5 0
6 9 .0 0 - 87.00

S ee fo o t n o t e s at end o f ta b le




61.5 06 0.5 062.0 06 4.0 0-

5

~

~

-

-

18

_

_

”

~

1
1

3
3

14
2

7
7

6
5

7
6

7
5

21
15

6
5

25
21

13
1

6
1

_

_

_

16
11

1
1

1
1

2
”

10
10

10
10

24
24

2

-

-

~

24
3

1

~

2
2

2
2

1
1
1

19
15
4
4

58
31
27
26

47
29
18
16

90
44
46
29

51
23
28
1
23

58
42
16
11

25
22
3
~

9
5
4
3

24
7
17
2
12

9
7
2
-

9
1
8
6

11
2
9
9

18
18
16

16
6
10
-

-

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

7
7
6

20
a
12
2
9

63
27
36
2
32

78
39
39
2
26

123
80
48
31

8?
46
36
17
14

80
38
42
1
22

70
30
40
31
8

66
51
15
4
7

12 0
85
35
5
11

83
72
11
1

109
32
77
63

5
3
2
-

5
2
3
-

35
33
2
-

2
2
-

1
1
-

-

-

-

-

-

~

_
-

-

'

"

9
Table A-l. Office Occupations—Men and Women— Continued
(A v e r a g e st r a i g h t - t im e w e e k l y h o u r s and e a rn i n gs f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s studied on an a r e a b a s i s
by in dus tr y d i v is i o n , St. L o u i s , M o . —
111. , Janua ry 1968) 1
5
4
*
2
Weekly earnings1
(standard)
Sex, o cc u p a t io n , and in du st r y d i v is i o n

Number
of
workers

Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g straight - t i m e w e e k l y ea rn in gs o f —
S

i
50
Mean2

Median 2

Middle range 2

S

$
55

60

$

i
65

7C

S

h
75

«u

i
85

$

$
90

95

$

$

100

105

$
no

115

$
120

$
125

t
13C

t
140

160

170
and

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

9C

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

120

140

150

160

8

209

4 64

194
127
67

173
128
45

20
2

45

4

-

_

-

12

22
239

30
216

7
llo

12
34

14
1
i0
2

34
io
18

41

7nn
3i w

3 71
197
174

20

3 j

273
152
121

65

177

411
107
3 04

49 4

1C 1
O

WOMEN -

t

$
150

and
un d er

170 o v e r

CONTINUED

T Y P I ST S, CLASS 6 --------------------------------------MANUFACTURING — — — — — — — — —
— — — — — — —
NONMANUFACTURING — —
— — — — — —
—
— —
miQl i t IITTI l i ! Cf3 — — — — — —
r U D LTr U l l L I T l c o — — — — — — —
ijuni r r a» r* IKAbfc
*
WnULcS ALfc to Arc
— — — — — —
— — — —
octa ti
K t 1 AlL t n * pc
IKAbfc
r l m*
r
r f NANCE 4— — — — — — — — — —
— — — — — —
— — —

2,826
1,1 5 1
1 ,6 7 5

39. G
39.5

175
126
1,036

*
38*0

$
76.00

$
73.00

77* en

70.00
85.00
74.00

93 50
80.50
69* 00

67l50

$
$
6 6 .0 0 - 83.50
7 0 .0 0 - 87.50
7 4 . 5 0 - 121*00
6 9 .5 0 - 88.50
8 7.50
6 1 .5 0 - 7 4.00

_
~

172

7
172

3

15
58

~
17

1

*

6

32
12

41
39

-

-

*

15
1

1 St andard h o u r s r e f l e c t the w o r k w e e k f o r wh ic h e m p l o 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 pay f o r o v e r t i m e at r e g u l a r a n d / o r p r e m i u m ra t e s ) , and the earn in gs c o r r e ­
sp on d to t h e s e w e e k l y h o u r s .
2 Th e m e a n i s co m p u t e d f o r e a ch jo b by totaling the ea rn in gs o f all w o r k e r s and di viding by the n u m b e r o f w o r k e r s .
The m e d i a n d e s ig n a t es p o s it i o n — ha lf o f the e m p l o y e e s s u r v e y e d r e c e i v e m o r e
than the rate sho w n; ha lf r e c e i v e l e s s than the rate shown.
The m id dl e ra nge is de f in ed by 2 ra te s o f pa y; a fou rt h o f the w o r k e r s e a rn l e s s than the l o w e r o f t h es e ra te s and a fourth earn m o r e than
the h i g h e r ra t e.
° T r a n s p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n i c a t i o n , and o th e r pu blic ut il iti es.
4 F in a n c e , i n s u r a n c e , and re a l e st a te .
5 M a y in cl u d e w o r k e r s o t h e r than th o se p r e s e n t e d se p a r a t e l y .




10

Table A-2. Professional and Technical Occupations—Men and Women
( A v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y h o u r s and e a rn in gs f o r s e l e c t e d o cc u p a t io n s studied on an a r e a b a s i s
by in du str y d i v is i o n , St. L o u i s , M o . —
111. , January 1968)
W eekly earnings1
(standard)

N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s r e c eivi ng s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y e a rn i n g s o f —
$

t

%

Average
weekly
hours1
(standard)

S

S

J.

$

t

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

2 00

2 10

2 20

$
2 30

80

Sex, o c c u p a t io n , and in du str y di v is i o n

Number
of
workers

85

90

95

100

105

110

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

19Q _ ^ 0 0 __2 10

22 0

2 30

2 40

-

-

7
7
“

6
5
l

43
43
“

27
18
9

85
69
16

94
86
8

67
52
15

22
32
~

31
23
8

37
34
3

9
8
1

34
6
28

-

26
17
9

20
20
-

3
3

1
1

-

-

-

-

-

-

75
M ean 2

Median 2

M iddle range2

Unde
75

$

$

$

190

r and
und er

M
EN

482
384
98

40.0
40.0
40.0

$
$
170.00 1 66.50
168.50 165.50
176.50 1 7 2 .00

$

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS A •
---------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------

1 56 .00 -1 87 .50
1 5 6 .00 -1 82 .50
155 .50 -2 21 .00

-

-

-

“

~

-

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

803
684
119

3 9.5
39.5
40.0

143.50
144.00
142.00

145.50
146.00
140.00

1 2 8 .00 -1 58 .50
1 28 .50 -1 57 .50
1 2 2 .50 -1 65 .00

_

-

“

2
2

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS C ---------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------

716
663
53

3 9.5 115.00
3 9.5 115.00
4 0 . C 116.50

115.50
115.00
131.50

1 03 .00 -1 28 .00
1 03 .50 -1 27 .00
8 8.5 0-14 1.5 0

4
4

6
1
5

DRAFTSMEN-TRACERS -----------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------

148
126

3 9.5
39.5

104.50
101.00

1 10.50
1 06.50

8 7 .5 0-11 8.5 0
8 5.0 0 -1 1 5 .0 0

1
1

13
13

2C3
189

4 0.0
4 0.0

129.50
130.00

129.00
129.50

118.50 -1 41 .00
1 18 .50 -1 41 .50

“

~

$

-

-

2

2

5

-

-

-

-

-

2

2

5

2
2

3
3

4
4
~

30
27
3

15
14
1

56
48
8

121
99
22

1 06
87
19

150
138
12

133
129
4

73
53
20

58
44
14

4
3
1

32
27
5

16
15
1

58
52
6

100
100
-

91
91
“

104
102
2

158
158
-

99
84
15

38
28
10

5
1
4

1
1

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

18
18

10
10

3
3

8
8

7
7

11
11

49
47

25
8

1

2

1
1

”

2
2

4
3

12
12

38
35

52
46

39
36

42
41

pay

for

-

1
1

~

-

WOMEN

NURSES, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED) -----MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------1
2

1 St an dar 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 hi c h e m p l o y e e s
spond to t h es e w e e k l y h o u r s .
2 F o r d e fi ni t io n o f t e r m s , s e e fo ot not e 2, tabl e A - l .




r e c e i v e th e ir r e g u l a r

straight-tim e salaries (exclusive

of

overtime

at

regular

7
7
and/ o

1
1

5
5

prem ium

~
rates),

—

"

and the e a r n i n g s c o r r e -

11

Table A-3. Office, Professional, and Technical Occupations—Men and Women Combined
(A v e r a g e s tr a ig h t -t im e w e e k ly h o u r s and e a rn in g s fo r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
by in d u str y d iv is io n , St. L o u is , M o . —111. , J a n u a ry 1968)

Average
Weekly
Weekly
hours 1 earnings 1
(standard) (standard)

O cc u p a t io n and in d u st r y d i v i s i o n

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS
BILLERS, MACHINE (BILLING
MACHINE) -----------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------PUBLIC U T I L IT I E S 2 --------------BILLERS, MACHINE (ECOKKEEPING
MACHINE) -----------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------

Average

-

137
123

40.0
96.00
40. C 78.00
40. C 112.00
4 0 .0 115.50

39.5
40. C

83.00
79.00

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

CONTINUED

CLERKS,
226
104
122
1C6

Weekly
hours 1
(standard)

O cc up a tio n and in du str y d i v is i o n

ORDER ---------------------------------------m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------------------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ------------------------

CLERKS, PAYROLL ----------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2----------------------

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS 1,0 1 0
545
463
373
714
480
234
93

4 0 . 0 1 C 1 . 50
39. 5
9 8.50
4 0 . C 105.00
4G . C 1 1 1 . 5 0
39.5
9 9.50
4 0 . C 97.00
39. 5 1 0 4 .5 0
4 0 . 0 LI 9 . 0 0

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE CPFRATORS
CLASS A -------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------

148
88
60

39.5
40.0
38.5

97.50
98.00
96.50

COMPTOMETER OPERATORS ---------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------RETAIL TRACE -------------------------------

756
310
446
372

4G.C
4 0 .G
39.5
4 0.0

86.50
9 3 . 00
8 2 . 50
8C.00

BCOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATORS
CLASS B -------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ----------------FINANCE3-----------------------------------

737
178
559
101
374

38.5
39.5
38.5
40.0
3 8 .C

78.00
91.50
73.50
86.00
66.50

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS A --------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g -------------------------PUBLIC UT IL ITI ES ---------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------FINANCE3------------------------------------------

742
414
328
142
91
83

39.5
39.5
39.0
4C.0
4 0 .C
37.5

1C 3 . 0 0
100.00
106.50
115.50
111.50
88.00

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING, CLASS A MANUFACTURING ------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2 -------------WHOLESALE TRACE ----------------RETAIL TRACE ----------------------FINANCE3 ----------------------------------

1, 167
583
534
147
1C6
55
185

39.5
40.0
39.0
39.5
39.5
40.0
37.5

120.00
127.00
113.00
128.50
116.00
102.00
104.00

KEYPUNCH OPERATORS, CLASS B --------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g -------------------------PUBLIC UTIL ITIES 2---------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------RETAIL TRACE -----------------------------FINANCE3-----------------------------------------

1, 334
559
775
2C7
179
113
24 5

39. 5
4 0 .C
3 9.0
39. 5
40. C
4 0 .C
37.5

8 6 . 50
38.00
85.50
9 8 . 50
87.50
81.00
76.00

CLERKS, ACCOUNTING* CLASS B MANUFACTURING -------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2--------------WHOLESALE TRACE ----------------RETAIL TRACE ----------------------FINANCE3-----------------------------------

2 ,2 4 6
1, ICC
1, 146
193
185
240
360

3 9. C 8 9 . 0 0
39. 5
93.00
38.5
85.00
3 9 . C 104.50
9 3 . 50
39.0
77.50
40.0
33.0
77.50

OFFICE BOYS AND GIRLS-----------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UTI LIT IE S 2---------------------FINANCE3 -----------------------------------------

686
353
333
63
135

3 9 .C
39. 5
3 8.5
40.0
37.5

74.00
7 4.00
7 4.00
91.00
6 9.00

CLERKS, F IL E , CLASS A -------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2--------------FINANCE 3----------------------------------

263
122
141
27
59

95.00
39.0
40. C 95.5 0
95.00
38.0
4 0 .0 125.00
3 6.5
77.00

SECRETARIES4-------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------PUBLIC UTIL ITI ES 2---------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------RETAIL TRACE -----------------------------FINANCE 3----- ----------------------------------

4,421
2, 594
1 ,B 27
5CC
266
173
522

39.0
3 9.0
3 9.0
39.5
4 0.C
4 0.C
38.0

110.00
111.00
1C9.00
124.50
112.00
9 4.50
99.00

CLERKS, F IL E , CLASS B --------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------PUBLIC UT I L IT I E S 2-------------WHOLESALE TRACE ----------------FINANCE3 -----------------------------------

964
44 9
515
44
1C 7
220

3 9 .C
39.5
38.5
39.5
4C.C
37.0

77.00
78.00
76.00
99.50
80.00
69.00

SECRETARIES, CLASS A ------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------PUBLIC U T I L IT I E S 2 --------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------

537
286
251
86
63

39. 5
39.5
39.5
40.0
39.5

131.00
130.00
132.00
143.00
129.00

CLERKS, F IL E , CLASS C -------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2 -------------FINANCE3-----------------------------------

589
116
473
73
284

39.5
4 0.C
39 . 5
40.0
39.5

66.50
6 4 . 50
6 7 . CO
87.50
61.50

SECRETARIES, CLASS 8 ------------------MANUFACTURING ----- -------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S * - -----------------WHOLESALE TRACE ----------------------FINANCE3------------------------- --— --------

976
447
529
129i
108
212

39.0
39.5
3 9 .C
39.5
4 0.0
3 8.0

119.00
122.00
116.50
127.00
111.50
1G9.50

S ee fo o t n o t e s at en d o f t a b le .




Average

O cc u p a t io n and in du str y d i v is i o n

Weekly
hours 1
(standard)

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

CONTINUED

rONTINUFD
SECRETARIES, CLASS C -----------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S2 --------------------------

wholesale trace

Number
of
workers

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

1 ,4 2 6
866

560
212
61

3 9 .C
39.0
38.5
39.5
40. C
37.6

$
111.50
113.00
108.50
120.50
1C4.G0
93.00

F I N A N C t ----------------------------------------------

132

SECRETARIES, CLASS 0 -----------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------PUBLIC UTI LITIES -------------------------RETAIL TRACE ----------------------------------FINANCE3 ----------------------------------------------

1 ,4 1 6
99 5
421
65
56
136

95.50
39.0
39.0
98.50
38. C 88.50
3 9 . C 107.00
4G.C
91.00
37.5
81.00

STENOGRAPHERS» GENERAL -----------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2-------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ---------------------------RETAIL TRACE ----------------------------------FINANCE3----------------------------------------------

1 ,9 3 9
955
984
229
12 3
72
335

3 9 .C
4C.C
38. 5
4 0 .C
4 0 .U
4C.C
37.5

STENOGRAPHERS, SENICR -------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2-------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ---------------------------FINANCE3----------------------------------------------

1,611
844
767
177
117
339

39.5
9 8.0 0
4 0 . C 9 9 . 50
38.5
9 6 . 50
4G.0 1 0 8 .5 0
4 0 . C 1 C 6 .0 0
37.5
8 4 . 50

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, CLASS A -----MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 2--------------------------

266
134
132
38

97.00
3 9. 5
3 9 .5 1C2.50
91.00
39.5
40. C 114.00

SWITCHBOARD OPERATCRS, CLASS B -----NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------RETAIL TRACE ----------------------------------FINANCE3 ---------------------------------------------

335
291
51
101

39. C
39.0
40. C
37.5

SWITCHBOARD OPERATCR-RECEPTICNI STS
MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------PUBLIC UT IL IT IE S2 -------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE --------------------------FINANCE ---------------------------------------------

622
318
304
53
131
58

90.00
39.5
4 0 . C 88.50
91.00
39.5
3 9 . C 104.50
91.00
4 0.0
38.5
78.00

TABULATING-MACHINE CPFRATORS,
CLASS A ----------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ----------------------------FINANCE3---------------------------------------------

203
72
131
73

3 9 .C
40.0
38.5
38.0

134.00
134.50
134.00
1 2 2 . 5o

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS,
CLASS B ----------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING----------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ----------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S -------------------------

309
150
159
63

39.6
4 0.C
3 9.C
40. C

109.50
112.00
1C6 . 50
114.50

nonmanufacturing

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

88.00
92.00
84.50
99.00
88.50
80.50
74.00

76.00
7 3.t>0
7C.OO
7 6 . 50

12

Table A-3. Office, Professional, and Technical Occupations—Men and Women Combined— Continued
( A v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y h o u r s and ea rn in gs f o r s e l e c t e d o cc u pa t io n s studied on an a r e a b a s i s
by in du st r y di v is i o n , St. L o u i s , M o . —111. , January 1968)
Average

O c c u p a t io n and in du st r y d i v is i o n

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS -

Number
of
workers

Weekly
Weekly
hours 1 earnings 1
(standard) (standard)

CONTINUED

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS

TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATORS »
CLASS C -------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------n o n m a n u f a c t u r i n g --------------------------------

150
66
84

3 9.C
4 0 .C
3 8.5

TRANSCRIB 1NG-MACHINE OPERATORS,
GENERAL -------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING - - ----------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S ----------------------------------FINANCE3 ------------------------------------------------------------

4 45
234
2 11
34
125

39.5
85.00
4 0 . C 82.00
3 9 .C 8 8.50
4 0 . C 118.00
3 9 . C 78.00

972
556
416
137
167

92.50
3 9.5
4 0 . C 94.00
3 9 . C 9 0.00
4 0.0 101.50
78.50
3 8.0

TYPISTS, CLASS A
MANUFACTURING

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

WHOLESALE TRACE

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

f i n a n c e 3------------------------------------------------------------

Average

O c c u p a t io n and in du st r y d i v is i o n

$
9 5.00
91.00
9 8.50

Weekly
hours 1
(standard)

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

2, 834
1, 152
1 .6 8 2
141
172
126
1 ,0 3 6

3 9 .C
39. 5
38.0
39.5
4C.C
39.5
38. C

$
76.00
79.00
74.00
95.50
80.50
77.00
69.00

W eekly
hours 1
(standard)

Weekly
earnings 1
(standard)

815
694
121

DRAFTSMEN, CLASS B ------------- -----------------------------MANUFACTURING — —— — --------------------- ——
NONMANUFACTURING -----------------------------------------

$
4 0.0 143.50
39.5 144.00
40. C 141.50

482
384
98

straight-tim e salaries

4 0 . C 170.00
4C.C 1 6 8 . 5 0
40. C 176.50

743

3 9.5

&57

40* C 1 1 5 . 0 0

n o A r t c nCIm x o A r r n r
.. .
..........
Un a c 1j u c N 1n
Kj
MAINUi L A r n m ilM r ——————————————————
...
...
..................
P A u m AC 1 UK iiU

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS

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

Average
Number
of
workers

O cc u p a t io n and in d u st r y d i v i s i o n

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
OCCUPATIONS - CONTINUED

CONTINUED

T YP IS TS, CLASS 6 ------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING ------------------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 1 ----------------------------------- 3
2
4
WHOLESALE TRACE ------------------------------------RETAIL TRACE ---------------------------------------------FINANCE3 ------------------------------------------------------------

1 St andard 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 hi ch e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v e th e ir r e g u l a r
c o r r e s p o n d to th e se w e e k l y h o u r s .
2 T r a n s p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n i c a t i o n , and o t h e r p u bl ic u t ili t ie s.
3 F in a n c e , i n s u r a n c e , and re a l e st a te .
4 Ma y in cl u de w o r k e r s o t h e r than th o se p r e s e n t e d s e p a r a t e l y .




-

Number
of
workers

159

3 9.5
3 9.5

105.00
1C1.5 0

NURSES, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED) -----MANUFACTURING — — — — — — — — —
— — —— — — — — —

206
192

40.0
40.0

130.00
130.50

DRAFTSMEN,

CLASS C

u a mi tc a r 1 « in r ft;/*
rM'YUr ML r U n 1 IN
v;
KIPMMAMliC A f l I D I AiP
INUiNnAlNUrAUT1 UK L Wl;

— -------------------------------------. . .....
" —“

(e x cl u si v e o f pay f o r o v e r t i m e at r e g u l a r a n d / o r p r e m i u m

1 14.00

r a t e s ) , and the e a rn i n g s

13
Table A-4. Maintenance and Powerplant Occupations
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t - t im e h o u r ly e a rn in g s f o r m en in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ie d on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u s tr y d iv is io n , St. L o u is , M o . —
111. , J an u a ry 1968)
N u m b e r of w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g s t r a i g h t - t im e ho ur ly ea rn in gs o f —

Hourly earnings1

O cc u p a t io n and in d u s t r y d i v is i o n

Number
of
workers

M ean13 Median 2
2

Middle range2

CARPENTERS* MAINTENANCE ----------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3----------------------------

465
402
63
41

$
3.6 3
3.6 5
3 .5 2
2.8 7

ELECTRICIANS* MAINTENANCE ------------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

1 ,8 4 1
1,613

4 .0 3
3 .9 9

4.0 5
3 .98

3 .6 7 3 .6 6 -

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

464
382
82

3 .9 9
4.1 1
3 .4 3

4 .0 9
4 .3 0
3 .3 2

FIREMEN, STATIONARY BOILER ----------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

343
27C

3.71
3.63

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

833
773
60

MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS, TOOLROOM —
MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

t
2.5 0

S
2.60

$
2 .7 0

$
2 .8 0

$
2 .9 0

$
3 .0 0

s
t
3., 10 3 . 2 0

1
.
3 .40

$
3 .6 C

t
3.80

$
4 ,0 C

4 .20

S
4 .40

*
4 .60

1
4r.8 0

5.0 0

S
5.20

*
5 .4 0

2.60

2 .7 0

2 .8 0

2 .9 0

3 .0 0

3 .1 0

3,.20

3.4 0

3 .60

3 .8 0

4 .0 0

4 .20

4 .40

4 .60

4 .80

5 00 5 . 2 0
i.

5.4 0

5 .6 0

14
14
14

4
4
-

1
1
1

8
8
-

20
20
20

34
34
-

12
12
-

63
59
4
4

35
34
l
l

134
134
-

77
75
2
1

-

6
4
2
“

14
14
-

25
23
2
-

-

-

_
_
-

14
1
13
"

2
“

-

-

_

_

3
3

1
1

230
199

114
112

225
222

280
276

119
119

309
306

351
182

185
174

4
4

4
4

-

-

12
11

2

~

-

1
1

_
-

5
5
“

18
5
13

-

9
9

17
17

27
23
4

11
9
2

67
59
8

62
45
17

23
13
10

166
165
1

50
50

-

4
4

-

4
4

_
“

7
5

_

10

9
9

_

19
19

4
4

12
12

14
14

51
45

34
32

78
76

_

32
4

21
-

_

_

_

-

42
42

_

-

2
2

-

-

4
4

_
-

14
14

81
81

38
26
12

146
146

7
7

51
51

184
175
9

2 37
2 L8
19

_
-

-

8
8

-

_
-

-

-

_
-

_
-

-

75
75

151
151

57
57

6
6

182
182

10
10

_

-

"

12
12

_

-

-

_
-

9
9
-

218
156
62
62

222
212
10
10

361
361
“

357
353
4
2

62
62
“

92
89
3
3

1C4
4
ICO
ICO

t
$
2 .20 2.30 2.4 0
Unde r
and
2 . 2 0 under
2 .30 2 .40 2 .5 0

$
3.70
3 .7 2
2 .9 7
2 .9 3

$
$
3 .2 7 - 3 .8 4
3 .3 5 - 3 .8 4
2 .5 9 - 4 .3 9
2.5 E - 2 .9 8

-

-

4
4
-

4 .4 5
4 .3 9

-

-

-

3 .7 1 3 .7 9 3 .0 8 -

4 .3 6
4 .3 7
3 .8 6

-

-

3 .8 1
3.7 3

3 .4 0 3 .3 7 -

4 .2 5
3 .9 7

8
6

_
-

3.12
3.13
2.9 3

3.2 1
3 .2 1
2 .8 9

2 .9 1 2 .9 2 2 .5 2 -

3.43
3.43
3 .4 3

29
27
2

12
12

493
493

3 .8 7
3 .8 7

3.83
3 .8 3

3 .6 4 3 .6 4 -

4 .2 4
4 .2 4

-

MACHINISTS, MAINTENANCE ----------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3----------------------------

1, 771
1, 592
179
177

3.8 9
3 .8 8
4.02
4.02

3.8 2
3 .8 1
4 .5 1
4 .5 1

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

4 .2 9
4 .2 0
4 .5 6
4 .5 6

_
-

MECHANICS, AUTOMOTIVE
(MAINTENANCE) ------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3----------------------------

1, 183
179
1 ,0 0 4
857

3.7 3
3 .7 9
3 .7 2
3.7 1

3 .8 2
3.82
3 .8 2
3.8 2

3 .4 8 3 .6 6 3 .4 7 3 .4 5 -

3 .8 8
3 .9 0
3.89
3 .8 7

_
-

MECHANICS, MAINTENANCE -------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 3- ------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ------------------------------

2 , 125
1,951
174
81
52

3 .61
3.63
3.44
3 .7 9
3.3 4

3 .6 1
3.62
3.37
3 .7 5
3 .2 5

3 .3 4 3 .3 5 2 .8 7 3 .3 8 2 .8 9 -

3 .9 9
3 .9 9
4.01
4 .2 0
3 .8 6

MILLWRIGHTS --------MANUFACTURING

740
738

3.9 4
3 .9 4

3 .8 4
3 .84

3 .5 8 3 .5 9 -

4 .3 7
4 .3 7

O I L E R S ------------------------------------------- -----------------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

515
5C9

3 .4 2
3 .4 2

3 .4 3
3.4 2

2 .8 8 2 .8 8 -

4 .0 7
4 .0 7

10
10

10
10

_

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

353
292
61

3 .6 4
3 .7 5
3.1 3

3.60
3 .6 4
2 .6 7

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

3.9 6
3.9 7
3 .3 5

_
-

2
2

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

1 ,3 1 0
1, 211

3.8 6
3 .8 4

3.7 3
3 .7 7

3 .6 3 3 .6 4 -

4 .1 4
3.98

_

ShEET-METAL WORKERS, MAINTENANCE —
MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

218
212

3.9 C
3.9 2

3.8 4
3 .8 4

3 .6 4 3 .6 7 -

4 .3 8
4 .4 1

_

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

987
987

4 .2 6
4 .2 6

4 .2 5
4 .2 5

4.C 74 .C 7 -

4 .3 7
4 .3 7

1 E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m pay f o r o v e r t i m e and f o r w o r k on w e e ke nd s,
2 F o r de fi ni tio n o f t e r m s , se e footno te 2, table A - l .
3 T r a n s p o r t a t i o n , c o m m u n i c a t i o n , and o the r publ ic u til iti es.




-

-

“

~

_
-

_
-

-

-

_
-

-

_
-

_
-

_
-

3
3
-

-

10
10
-

_

6
6
-

20
20
-

4
4
-

“

~

~

_

_

_

_

_

-

~

-

-

-

4
4
-

_
-

_

-

5
1
4
4

7
7
-

21
16
5

171
18
153
153

153
5
148
127

132
37
95
37

611
76
535
495

22
22
6

38
4
34
34

22
22
-

15
5
10

22
17
5

16
7
9

22
12
10

39
24
15

38
38
-

37
37
-

49
39
10

489
450
39
27
10

319
314
5
5

26 7
250
17
14
3

295
285
10
5
5

462
441
21
11
10

31
12
19
19

7
3
4
-

6
6
-

4
4
-

168
168

129
129

134
134

25
25

93
93

133
133

24
24

8
8

-

-

-

-

“

“

5

10

-

2
2

21
21

36
36

43
43

16
16

31
31

25
25

43
43

57
51

14
14

22
22

171
171

15
15

-

9
9

2
2

5
3

11
5
6

8
8
-

27
25
2

23
28
-

64
63
1

61
61

30
30
“

-

27
22
5

11
11
~

36
36
“

_
-

-

8
8

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

162
133

105
104

452
452

213
213

48
48

36
36

180
111

102
102

_

“

12
12

-

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

29
25

18
16

25
25

87
87

_

~

3
3

-

3
3

23
23

30
30

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

23
28

-

89
89

327
327

370
37G

18
18

152
152

_

ho l id a y s,

and late sh ifts.

_

2

-

-

-

“

14
14

-

-

_
-

-

9

-

29
29
-

1
1
1

-

_

_
-

277
277
-

_
-

-

_
-

~

-

%

-

26
24

“

_

22
16
6

-

%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

“
-

“

“

9
9

~

_

_

-

-

-

*

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

3
3

-

_

-

-

-

14
Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations
(A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t - t im e h o u r ly e a rn in g s f o r s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t io n s stu d ied on an a r e a b a s is
b y in d u s t r y d iv is io n , St. L o u is , M o . —
111. , J a n u a ry 1968)
N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g st r a i g h t - t im e h o u r ly ea r n i n g s o f —

Hourly earnings

O c c u p a t i o n 1 and in du str y di v is i o n

workers

Mean3

Median3

Middle range3

2,031
1 ,1 9 2
839

$
2-38
2 .8 4
1 .7 2

$
2 .4 4
2 .8 9
1 .5 6

$
1 .5 8 —
2 .5 0 1 .4 9 -

$
3 .1 8
3 .2 7
1 .7 3

-

GUARDS:
MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------

763

3 .C 5

3 .1 9

2 .7 6 -

3 .2 9

-

WATCHMEN:
MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------

24
24

213
10
203

-

*
1.60

$
1.70

$
1 .8 0

$
1.90

$
2.0 0

*
2 .1 0

*
2 .2 0

S
2.30

%
2 .4 0

$
2.5 0

$
2 .6 0

$
2 .8 0

$
3 .0 0

$
3 .2 0

*
3 .4 0

%
3 .6 0

1 .6 0

1.7 0

1 .8 0

1 .9 0

2 .00

2 .1 0 -2 ,20

2 .3 0

2.40

2.5 0

2 .6 0

2 .8 0

3 .0 0

3 .2 0

3 . AO 3 . 6 0

3 .8 0

338
19
319

89
16
73

44
11
33

37
20
17

45
33
12

22
15
7

31
20
11

50
39
11

53
35
18

176
165
11

167
138
29

88
73
15

329
3C8
21

110
110

15

36

33

137

107

46

227

89

$
3 .8 0

S

$
4 .2 0
and

10

66
49
17

86
68
18

63
63

*

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

«
1.50

o
o

$
%
1 .3 0 1 .4 0
Under and
$
under
1.30
1.40 1.50

O
o

Number

-

4 .2 0

over

~

“

63

4 29

2 .4 8

2 .2 0

2 .0 2 -

3 .1 1

-

-

-

19

16

11

20

33

49

68

15

5

3

2

28

31

27

81

21

-

-

-

-

JANITORS, PORTERS* AND CLEANERS -----MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING ------------------------------PUBLIC UT I L IT I E S 4 --------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------------RETAIL T R A D E ------------------------------------■
FINANCE 5-----------------------------------------------

4 ,9 3 8
2,500
2 ,438
306
122
62 7
356

2. 27
2 .7 0
1 .8 2
2 .7 6
2 .5 1
1.79
1.71

2. 29
2 .7 4
1.6 5
2 .8 6
2 .5 8
1 .6 7
1 .5 8

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

2 .8 5
3 .1 2
2.04
3 .0 5
2 .8 3
2 .0 7
1 .8 8

69
-

83
83
-

46 7
5
462
120
99

212
32
180
7
1
75
97

876
50
826
2
5
177
22

120
60
60
31
17

126
47
79
17
22
40

71
21
50
7
6
22
15

141
86
55
7
6
34
8

124
17
107
2
1
88
16

205
156
49
1
6
8
34

154
118
36
29
3
4

25 8
2 09
49
10
36
3

198
165
33
7
24
2
~

457
3 70
87
63
19
4
1

479
4 15
64
37
27
-

539
408
131
131
-

2A4
2 39
5
3
2

99
96
3
3
~

16
6
10
10
~

_
-

-

-

-

~

*
■

JANITORS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS
{ WOMEN) -------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L IT I ES 4 --------------------------RETAIL TRADE -----------------------------------FINANCE5 -----------------------------------------------

1 ,4 0 2
156
1 ,2 4 6
100
63
543

1.63
2.2 8
1 .5 4
2 .3 0
1 .5 7
1 .4 5

1 .4 9
2 .4 4
1 .4 7
2 .2 0
1.5 0
1.43

1 .4 2 1 .6 8 1 .4 2 2 .1 2 1 .4 5 1 .3 7 -

1 .6 7
2.81
1 .6 4
2 .6 1
1 .6 6
1 .4 8

19
19
-

559
559
4
33
256

47
7
40
7
29

327
40
287
2
13
27

25
6
19
7
2
10

20
3
17
3
14

6
2
4
3
1

7
2
5
2
2
1

43
1
42
33
3
-

29
29

23
1
22
22

38
18
20
20

39
32
7
7

_

_

-

8
7
1
-

-

-

“

204
204
204

LABORERS, MATERIAL HANDLING -------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T I L I T I E S 4--------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------------

6 ,419
3 ,7 8 2
2,6 3 7
1 ,6 4 6
62 7
314

2 .8 7
2 .7 0
3 .1 1
3 .2 8
2 .9 9
2 .6 2

2 .8 7
2 .5 9
3 .3 9
3 .4 2
3 .2 1
3 .0 2

2 .4 6 2 .4 0 2 .9 4 3 .1 3 2 .3 8 1 .8 3 -

3 .3 8
3 .0 6
3.4 8
3 .4 7
3 .5 5
3 .3 3

_

2

12

48
9
39

33
13
20

230
122
108
9
85
14

58
44
14

134
124
10

78
66
12

465
40 9
56

177
131
46

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

35
21

18

-

-

-

26
4

-

6

5
7

3

4 10
156
2 54
176
73
2

155
155
-

-

757
6 29
128
123

-

-

568
542
26
18
7
1

-

-

ORDER FILLERS ------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------------RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------------

2 ,4 5 3
615
1 ,8 3 8
1 ,0 8 2
69 7

3 .1 6
3 .0 3
3 .2 0
3 .2 0
3 .2 1

3 .3 4
2 .8 9
3 .3 6
3 .2 9
3 .3 8

2 .7 7 2 .3 8 2 .9 3 2 .9 2 3 .1 5 -

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

20
4
16
6
10

66
29
37
14
19

120
86
34
4
30

20
1
19
5
14

24

7

54
46
8
6
2

24
4
20

3 25
100
225
196
25

PACKERS, SHIPPING -----------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ----------------------------RETAIL TRADE ------------------------------------

1 ,3 7 8
858
520
143
175

2 .8 0
2 .8 9
2 .6 4
3.1 9
2 .5 1

2 .7 1
2 .7 6
2 .3 9
3 .1 4
2.3 1

2 .3 9 2 .6 3 2 .3 2 3 .0 2 1 .9 8 -

3 .1 3
3 .1 7
3.11
3.72
3 .0 9

30
11
19

21
14
7

16
6
10

35
11
24

J04
12
192

50
46
4

34 9
326
23

PACKERS, SHIPPING (WOMEN) ------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------

894
773

2 .4 4
2 .4 8

2.3 1
2 .3 2

2 .1 0 2 .1 3 -

2 .5 8
2.71

RECEIVING CLERKS -------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------WHOLESALE TRADE -----------------------------RETAIL TRACE ------------------------------------

755
4 99
256
90
148

2 .9 9
3 .0 2
2 .9 4
3.2 0
2.81

2 .9 9
3.0 3
2 .8 5
3 .1 9
2 .7 4

2 .7 6 2 .8 3 2 .5 8 2 .7 8 2 .4 8 -

3 .2 8
3 .2 7
3 .3 5
3.4 3
3 .0 7

SHIPPING CLERKS ---------------------------------------MANUFACTURING -------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE ------------------------------

416
308
108
94

2.97
2 .8 8
3.2 3
3.2 9

2 .9 6
2.9 1
3.27
3 .2 9

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

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

See fo o t n o t e s at end o f ta b le .




69
“

-

-

-

-

2

12

-

-

-

12

-

-

-

50
24
26
1

13
24

-

-

16

23

5
9

_

_

9

5

_

7

-

-

-

9

5

-

-

-

-

12
8
4

_

-

-

-

7

-

-

-

~
5
5

3
3

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

661
266
395
268
45
79

6 99 1311
542
52
157 1 25 9
69
980
2 47
32
56
32

60
17
43
2
36
5

266
38
228
217
8

107
8
99
62
29

357
54
3C3
53
2C2

669
81
5 88
3 57
199

266
34
232
118
114

18
18

64
64

4
4

-

-

-

114
43
71
69
2

71
63
8

46
46

10
10

16
16

14
14

-

-

-

14

120
105
15
4
7

4
4

1
511
481
30

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

5

-

4

_

_

19
5
14

6
5
1

2

19
8
11

9
8
1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

1

2

11

1

19

7

10

21

15

3

90
49
41
28
5

49
46

4
4

79
79

12
12

83
6

155
155

57
57

160
160

42
35

40
24

27
16

7
-

17
12
5

8
5
3

35
11
24

42
23
19

157
135
22

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_
-

-

_

-

-

-

2

_

1

2

1

6

-

-

-

-

-

3
3

1

2

1

6

-

-

-

6
5
1

1

2

1

_

_

-

-

-

3
3

-

-

-

-

-

5

3

24

19

2

-

51
51

-

24
22
2

-

-

-

-

18
13
5
5

62
48
14
14

6

3
3

94
44
50
28
22

2

6
6

-

-

-

1

-

_

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

-

-

-

-

8

-

137
60
77
42
35

27
27

50
50

32
32

18
18

44
44

4
4

124
98
26
20
-

99
74
25
3
17

39
9
30
14
16

8
3
5
5

_

_

-

-

21

107
77
30
20
10

65
56
9
5

32
27
5
1

65
28
37
25

46
36
10
10

39
15
24
24

1
1

5
5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

15
Table A-5. Custodial and Material Movement Occupations— Continued
(A verage stra igh t-tim e hourly earnings for selected occupations studied on an area b asis
by industry division, St. L ou is, M o .—
111., January 1968)
Hourly earnings 1
2

N u m b er o f w o r k e r s r e c e iv in g s t r a ig h t - t im e h o u r ly e a r n in g s o f —

$
3 .3 5
3 .3 4

Middle range3

$
$
3 .0 6 - 3 .4 5
3 .0 2 - 3 .4 3

$
1 .7 0

$
1 .8 0

$
1 .9 0

*

$

$

$

2 .0 0

2 .1 0

2 .2 0

2 ..3 0

$
2 .4 0

$
2 .5 0

$
2 .6 0

S
2 .8 0

$
3 .2 0

$
3 .4 0

S
3 .6 0

S
3 .8 0

s
4 .0 0

1 .5 0

1 .6 0

1 .7 0

1 .8 0

1 .9 0

2 .0 0

2 .1 0

2 .2 0

2 .3 0

2 ii 4Q 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 .2 0

-

-

10
10

-

-

-

-

2
2

_

_
_

4
-

20

117
61
56

92
91

65
4
61

2

-

2

-

-

13
13

1

5 ,6 6 1
9 31
4 ,7 3 0
3 ,0 3 9
1 ,2 3 3
4 14

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

3 .5 4
3 .5 4
3 .5 4
3 .5 3
3 .6 5
3 .6 0

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

TRUCKDRIVERS, MEDIUM ( I - I / 2 TO
AND INCLUDING 4 TONS > --------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING --------------------------------

2 ,5 9 2
442
2 ,1 5 0

3 .5 2
3 .6 6
3 .4 9

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

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

TRUCKDRIVERS, HEAVY (OVER 4 TONS,
TRAILER TYPE) --------------------------------------F ANUFACTURING — — — — ---------------— —
NONMANUFACTURING -------------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S 4— — ------------------WHOLESALE TRADE ------------------------------

1 ,3 3 2
QS
1 ,2 3 7
699
383

3 .5 6
3 .3 3
3 .5 7
3 .5 6
3 .5 5

3 .5 8
3 .2 6
3^58
3 .5 5
3 .6 8

3 .5 2 - 3 .6 9

TRUCKDRIVERS, HEAVY (OVER 4 TONS,
OTHER THAN TRAILER TYPE) ---------------

228

3 .4 8

TRUCKERS, POWER (F C R K L IFT ) ----------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------M MANI1P mu Ti IQ TiN
DM
C
niUiiriMJiur AT I Un i Mu
PUBLIC U T I L IT I E S 4 ---------------------------RETAIL TRACE -------------------------------------

3 ,3 1 7
2 ,3 8 4
933
359
117

3 .C 6
3 .0 6

219

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

-

-

-

e

-

a

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

-

-

-

"

-

_

-

_

_

_

-

8

10

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_
-

-

-

-

3 .6 0

3 .5 2 - 3 .6 5

-

-

-

-

-

2 .8 1 - 3 .4 6
2 .8 5 - 3 .3 9

_

_

_

_
-

8
8

-

3 .4 7
3 .5 9

3 .0 6
3 .0 3
3 .5 2
3 .5 5
3 .6 3

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

-

-

-

-

-

-

3 .2 G

3 .1 7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_
-

-

40

_

-

-

-

46
18
-

-

10

-

70
70
-

280




'

25
19

14
12
2

10
10

40
40

-

93
52
41

175

48
18

109
63
46
27
14
5

85
49
36

80
36
44

119
34
85

-

6
6

27
27

131
65
66

_
-

88

87
4
80
3

'

2

98
98
-

2 57
257
-

323
35
288

-

239
239
-

370 1350
28
9
361 132 2

9
9

-

740
26
714
689
25

482
4 82

-

18
18

—

9

318

-

-

16

15

8

79

1 14
104

632
617
15

397
3 72
25

3 92
350

800
438

-

10

2

12

30

335
3

177
3
174
84

42

43
43

91
28

60
60

6

20
20

-

-

10
10

107
107

-

_

110

1 74
1 67

1
1

over

2

4 3 5 3 23 7 1 0 6 7
71
40
185
3 64 3 0 5 2 1 02 7
1 48 2 82 5
23
7 95
216
40
209
177

110
110
-

and

48

1

-

-

$
4 .2 0

■
j

1

-

2

'
1 Data lim ited to m en w ork ers except where otherw ise indicated.
2 E xcludes p rem iu m pay for overtim e and for work on weekends, h olid ays, and late sh ifts.
3 For definition of t e r m s , see footnote 2, table A - l .
*
T ran sportation, com m unication, and other public u tilities.
5 Finance, in su ran ce, and real estate.
6 Includes all d r iv e r s , as defined, regard less of size and type of truck operated.

2

-

-

-

~

-

-

2 .8 7 - 3 .3 8

-

-

22
10

_

_

-

28
40
40

*

-

-

6
20
12

12

_
-

-

-

_
-

32

12

-

-

68

-

-

3 .5 3 - 3 .7 0
3 *5?— 3 t S 7
3 .6 2 - 3 .7 4

-

26

TRUCKERS, POWER (OTHER THAN
CnDI/ 1 Tr T %
rUKIxL. i c 1 /
MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

17

6

26

TRUCKDRIVERS 6 ---------------------------------------------MANUFACTURING --------------------------------------NONMANUFACTURING - - ---------------------------PUBLIC U T IL IT IE S ---------------------------WHOLESALE TRACE -----------------------------RETAIL TRADE -------------------------------------

$
3 .0 0

and
l . 30 u n d e r
5

$
3 .2 2
3 .1 2

Median35

$
1 ,6 0

©1

443
2 69

Mean3

$
1 .5 0

A6

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERKS ---------MANUFACTURING ---------------------------------------

of
woriters

S
1 .4 0

1 .4 0

O c c u p a t io n 1 and in d u s t r y d i v is i o n

$
1 .3 0

:

-

17
17

-




Appendix. Occupational Descriptions

The primary purpose of preparing job descriptions for the Bureaufs 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-time, temporary, and probationary workers.

OFFICE
BILLER, MACHINE— Continued

BILLER, MACHINE

columns and computes, and usually prints automatically the debit or
credit balances. Does not involve a knowledge of bookkeeping.
Works from uniform and standard types of sales and credit slips.

Prepares statements, bills, and invoices on a machine _other than
an ordinary or electromatic typewriter. May also keep records as to
billings or shipping charges or perform other clerical work incidental to
billing operations. For wage study purposes, billers, machine, are clas­
sified by type o f machine, as follows:

BOOKKEEPING-MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates a bookkeeping machine (Remington Rand, Elliott Fisher,
Sundstrand, Burroughs, National Cash Register, with or without a type­
writer keyboard) to keep a record of business transactions.

Biller, machine (billing machine). Uses a special billing ma­
chine (Moon Hopkins, Elliott Fisher, Burroughs, etc. , which are
combination typing and adding machines) to prepare bills and
invoices from customers* purchase orders, internally prepared orders,
shipping memorandums, etc. Usually involves application of pre­
determined discounts and shipping charges, and entry of necessary
extensions, which may or may not be computed on the billing ma­
chine, 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 A . Keeps a set of records requiring a knowledge of and
experience in basic bookkeeping principles, and familiarity with the
structure of the particular accounting system used. Determines proper
records and distribution of debit and credit items to be used in each
phase of the work. May prepare consolidated reports, balance sheets,
and other records by hand.
Class B. Keeps a record of one or more phases or sections of
a set of records usually requiring little knowledge of basic book­
keeping. Phases or sections include accounts payable, payroll, cus­
tomers* accounts (not including a simple type o f billing described
under biller, machine), cost distribution, expense distribution, in­
ventory control, etc.
May check or assist in preparation of trial
balances and prepare control sheets for the accounting department.

Biller, machine (bookkeeping machine). Uses a bookkeeping
machine (Sundstrand, Elliott Fisher, Remington Rand, e t c ., which
may or may not have typewriter keyboard) to prepare customers* bills
as part of the accounts receivable operation. Generally involves the
simultaneous entry o f figures on customers* ledger record. The ma­
chine automatically accumulates figures on a number o f vertical




Note: Since the last survey in this area, the Bureau has discontinued collecting data for duplicatingmachine operators and elevator operators.
17

18

CLERK, ACCOUNTING
Class A , Under general direction of a bookkeeper or accountant,
has responsibility for keeping one or more sections of a complete set
of books or records relating to one phase of an establishment's busi­
ness transactions. Work involves posting and balancing subsidiary
ledger or ledgers such as accounts receivable or accounts payable;
examining and coding invoices or vouchers with proper accounting
distribution; and requires judgment and experience in making proper
assignations and allocations. May assist in preparing, adjusting, and
closing journal entries; and may direct class B accounting clerks.
Class B. Under supervision, performs one or more routine ac­
counting operations such as posting simple journal vouchers or accounts
payable vouchers, entering vouchers in voucher registers; reconciling
bank accounts; and posting subsidiary ledgers controlled by general
ledgers, or posting simple cost accounting data. This job does not
require a knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles but
is found in offices in which the more routine accounting woik is
subdivided on a functional basis among several woikers.

CLERK, FILE
Class A . In an established filing system containing a number
of varied subject matter files, classifies and indexes file material
such as correspondence, reports, technical documents, etc. May
also file this material. May keep records of various types in con­
junction with the files. May lead a small group of lower level file
cleiks.
Class B. Sorts, codes, and files unclassified material by simple
(subject matter) headings or partly classified material by finer sub­
headings. Prepares simple related index and cross-reference aids.
As requested, locates clearly identified material in files and forwards
material. May perform related clerical tasks required to maintain
and service files.

CLERK, ORDER

Receives customers' orders for material or merchandise by mail,
phone, or personally. Duties involve any combination of the following:
Quoting prices to customers; making out an order sheet listing the items
to make up the order; checking prices and quantities of items on order
sheet; and distributing order sheets to respective departments to be filled.
May check with credit department to determine credit rating o f 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, PAYROLL

Computes wages of company employees and enters the necessary
data on the payroll sheets. Duties involve: Calculating workers' earnings
based on time or production records; and posting calculated data on payroll
sheet, showing information such as worker's name, working days, time,
rate, deductions for insurance, and total wages due. May make out paychecks and assist paymaster in making up and distributing pay envelopes.
May use a calculating machine.

COMPTOMETER OPERATOR

Primary duty is to operate a Comptometer to perform mathe­
matical computations. This job is not to be confused with that of statis­
tical or other type of clerk, which may involve frequent use o f a Comp­
tometer but, in which, use of this machine is incidental to performance
of other duties.

KEYPUNCH OPERATOR
Class C. Performs routine filing of material that has already
been classified or which is easily classified in a simple serial classi­
fication system (e. g . , alphabetical, chronological, or numerical).
As requested, locates readily available material in files and forwards
material; and may fill out withdrawal charge.
Performs simple
clerical and manual tasks required to maintain and service files.




Class A. Operates a numerical and/or alphabetical or combina­
tion keypunch machine to transcribe data from various source docu­
ments to keypunch tabulating cards. P erform s sa m e tasks as lower
level keypunch operator but, in addition, woik requires application

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KEYPUNCH OPERATOR— Continued

of coding skills and the making of some determinations, for example,
locates on the source document the items to be punched; extracts
information from several documents; and searches for and interprets
information on the document to determine information to be punched.
May train inexperienced operators.
Class B. Under close supervision or following specific procedures
or instructions, transcribes data from source documents to punched
cards.
Operates a numerical and/or alphabetical or combination
keypunch machine to keypunch tabulating cards. May verify cards.
Working from various standardized source documents, follows specified
sequences which have been coded or prescribed in detail and require
little or no selecting, coding, or interpreting of data to be punched.
Problems arising from erroneous items or codes, missing information,
e t c ., are referred to supervisor.
OFFICE BOY OR GIRL
Performs various routine duties such as running errands, operating
minor office machines such as sealers or mailers, opening and distributing
mail, and other minor clerical work.
SECRETARY
Assigned as personal secretary, normally to one individual. Maintains a close and highly responsive relationship to the day-to-day work
activities of the supervisor. Woiks fairly independently receiving a mini­
mum of detailed supervision and guidance. Performs varied clerical and
secretarial duties, usually including most of the following: (a) Receives
telephone calls, personal callers, and incoming mail, answers routine
inquiries, and routes the technical inquiries to the proper persons; (b)
establishes, maintains, and revises the supervisor's files; (c) maintains the
supervisor's calendar and makes appointments as instructed; (d) relays
messages from supervisor to subordinates; (e) reviews correspondence, mem­
oranda, and reports prepared by others for the supervisor's signature to
assure procedural and typographic accuracy; and (f) performs stenographic
and typing work.
May also perform other clerical and secretarial tasks o f com ­
parable nature and difficulty. The work typically requires knowledge of
office routine and understanding of the organization, programs, and pro­
cedures related to the work of the supervisor.




SECRETARY— Continue d
Exclusions
Not all positions that are titled "secretary" possess the above
characteristics. Examples of positions which are excluded from the def­
inition are as follows: (a) Positions which do not meet 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 posi­
tions in which the duties are either substantially more routine or substan­
tially more complex and responsible than those characterized in the def­
inition; and (e) assistant type positions which involve more difficult or more
responsible technical, administrative, supervisory, or specialized clerical
duties which are not typical of secretarial work.
NOTE: 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 major company activities.
The title
"vice president," though normally indicative of this role, does notin all
cases identify such positions. Vice presidents whose primary responsibility
is to act personally on individual cases or transactions (e. g. , approve or
deny individual loan or credit actions; administer individual trust accounts;
directly supervise a clerical staff) are not considered to be "corporate
officers" for purposes o f applying the following level definitions.
Class A
a. 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
b. Secretary to a corporate officer (other than the chairman of
the board or president) of a company that employs, in all, over 5,000 but
fewer than 25,000 persons; or
c. Secretary to the head (immediately below the corporate
officer level) of a major segment or subsidiary of a company that employs,
in all, over 25,000 persons.
Class B
a. Secretary to the chairman of the board or president of a
company that employs, in all, fewer than 100 persons; or
b. Secretary to a corporate officer (other than chairman of the
board or president) of a company that employs, in all, over 100 but fewer
than 5,(300 persons; or

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SECRETA RY— Continued

STENOGRAPHER, GENERAL— Continued

c.
Secretary to the head (immediately below the officer level)
over either a major corporate - wi de functional activity (e .g . , marketing,
research, operations, industrial relations, e tc.) or a major geographic or
organizational segment ( e .g ., a regional headquarters; a major division)
of a company that employs, in all, over 5,000 but fewer than 25,000
employees; or

May maintain files, keep simple records, or perform other relatively rou­
tine clerical tasks. May operate from a stenographic pool. Does not
include transcribing-machine work. (See transcribing-machine operator. )

d. Secretary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc.
(or other equivalent level of official) that employs, in all, over 5,000
persons; or

STENOGRAPHER, SENIOR
Primary duty is to take dictation involving a varied technical or
specialized vocabulary such as in legal briefs or reports on scientific re­
search from one or more persons either in shorthand or by Stenotype or
similar machine; and transcribe dictation.
May also type from written
copy. May also set up and maintain files, keep records, etc.

OR
e.
Secretary to the head of a large and important organizational
Performs stenographic duties requiring significantly greater inde­
segment (e. g. , a middle management supervisor of an organizational seg­
pendence and responsibility than stenographers, general as evidenced
ment often involving as many as several hundred persons) o f a company
by the following: Work requires high degree of stenographic speed and
that employs, in all, over 25,000 persons.
accuracy; and a thorough working knowledge o f general business and
Class C
office procedures and of the specific business operations, organization,
policies, procedures, files, workflow, etc. Uses this knowledge in per­
a. Secretary to an executive or managerial person whose respon­
forming stenographic duties and responsible clerical tasks such as, main­
sibility is not equivalent to one of the specific level situations in the def­
taining followup files; assembling material for reports, memorandums,
inition for class B, but whose subordinate staff normally numbers at least
letters, e t c .; composing simple letters from general instructions; reading
several dozen employees and is usually divided into organizational segments
and routing incoming mail; and answering routine questions, etc. Does
which are often, in turn, further subdivided. In some companies, this level
not include transcribing-machine work.
includes a wide range of organizational echelons; in others, only one or
two; or

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR

b. Secretary to the head of an individual plant, factory, etc.
(or other equivalent level of official) that employs, in all, fewer than
5, O X persons.
C)

Class A . Operates a single- or multiple-position telephone
switchboard handling incoming, outgoing, intraplant or office calls. Per­
forms full telephone information service or handles complex calls, such as
conference, collect, overseas, or similar calls, either in addition to doing
routine woik as described for switchboard operator, class B, or as a full­
time assignment. ("Full" 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 exten­
sions are appropriate for ca lls.)

Class D
a. Secretary to the supervisor or head of a small organizational
unit (e .g . , fewer than about 25 or 30 persons); or
b. Secretary to a nonsupervisory staff specialist, professional
employee, administrative officer, or assistant, skilled technician or expert.
(NOTE: Many companies assign stenographers, rather than secretaries as
described above, to this level of supervisory or nonsupervisory worker.)
STENOGRAPHER, GENERAL
Primary duty is to take dictation involving a normal routine vo­
cabulary from one or more persons either in shorthand or by Stenotype or
similar machine; and transcribe dictation. May also type from writ­
ten copy.




Class B. Operates a singler or multiple-position telephone
switchboard handling incoming, outgoing, intraplant or office calls. May
handle routine long distance calls and record tolls. May perform limited
telephone information service. ("Limited" telephone information service
occurs if the functions of the establishment serviced are readily understand­
able 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.)

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SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR-RECEPTIONIST

In addition to performing duties of operator on a single-position
or monitor-type switchboard, acts as receptionist and may also type or
perform routine clerical work as part of regular duties. This typing or
clerical work may take the major part of this workers time while at
switchboard.

TABULA TING-MACHINE OPERATOR— Continued

some filing work. The work typically involves portions of a woik
unit, for example, individual sorting or collating runs or repetitive
operations.

TRANSCRIBING-MACHINE OPERATOR, GENERAL
TABULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR

Class A. Operates a variety of tabulating or electrical account­
ing machines, typically including such machines as the tabulator,
calculator, interpreter, collator, and others. Performs complete
reporting assignments without close supervision, and performs difficult
wiring as required. The complete reporting and tabulating assign­
ments typically involve a variety of long and complex reports which
often are o f irregular or nonrecurring type requiring some planning and
sequencing of steps to be taken. As a more experienced operator,
is typically involved in training new operators in machine operations,
or partially trained operators in wiring from diagrams and operating
sequences of long and complex reports. Does not include working
supervisors performing tabulating-machine operations and day-to-day
supervision of the work and production of a group of tabulatingmachine operators.

Class B. Operates more difficult tabulating or electrical account­
ing machines such as the tabulator and calculator, in addition to the
sorter, reproducer, and collator. This work is performed under specific
instructions and may include the performance of some wiring from
diagrams. The work typically involves, for example, tabulations
involving a repetitive accounting exercise, a complete but small
tabulating study, or parts of a longer and more complex report. Such
reports and studies are usually of a recurring nature where the pro­
cedures are well established. May also include the training of new
employees in the basic operation of the machine.

Class C. Operates simple tabulating or electrical accounting
machines such as the sorter, reproducing punch, collator, etc. , with
specific instructions. May include simple wiring from diagrams and




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

TYPIST
Uses a typewriter to make copies of various material or to make
out bills after calculations have been made by another person. May in­
clude typing of stencils, mats, or similar materials for use in duplicating
processes. May do clerical work involving little special training, such
as keeping simple records, filing records and reports, or sorting and dis­
tributing incoming mail.

Class A . Performs one or more of the following: Typing ma­
terial in final form when it involves combining material from several
sources or responsibility for correct spelling, syllabication, punctu­
ation, etc. , of technical or unusual words or foreign language ma­
terial; and planning layout and typing of complicated statistical tables
to maintain uniformity and balance in spacing. May type routine
form letters varying details to suit circumstances.

Class B. Performs one or more of the following: Copy typing
from rough or clear drafts; routine typing of forms, insurance policies,
e t c .; and setting up simple standard tabulations, or copying more
complex tables already setup and spaced properly.

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PROFESSI ONAL AND TECHNI CAL
DRAFTSMAN— Continued

DRAFTSMAN
Class A . Plans the graphic presentation of complex items having
distinctive design features that differ significantly from established
drafting precedents. Woiks in close support with the design originator,
and may recommend minor design changes. Analyzes the effect of
each change on the details of form, function, and positional relation­
ships of components and parts. Works with a minimum of supervisory
assistance. Completed work is reviewed by design originator for con­
sistency with prior engineering determinations. May either prepare
drawings, or direct their preparation by lower level draftsmen.
Class B. Performs nonroutine and complex drafting assignments
that require the application of most of the standardized drawing tech­
niques regularly used. Duties typically involve such work as: Prepares
working drawings of subassemblies with irregular shapes, multiple
functions, and precise positional relationships between components;
prepares architectural drawings for construction of a building including
detail drawings o f foundations, wall sections, floor plans, and roof.
Uses accepted formulas and manuals in making necessary computations
to determine quantities of materials to be used, load capacities,
strengths, stresses, etc. Receives initial instructions, requirements,
and advice from supervisor. Completed work is checked for technical
adequacy.
Class C. Prepares detail drawings of single units or parts for
engineering, construction, manufacturing, or repair purposes. Types
of drawings prepared include isometric projections (depicting three
dimensions in accurate scale) and sectional views to clarify positioning
of components and convey needed information. Consolidates details
from a number of sources and adjusts or transposes scale as required.

Suggested methods of approach, applicable precedents, and advice on
source materials are given with initial assignments. Instructions are
less complete when assignments recur. Woik may be spot-checked
during progress.
DRAFTSMAN-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 limited to plans primarily consisting o f straight lines and
a large scale not requiring close delineation. )
and/or
Prepares simple or repetitive drawings of easily visualized items.
is closely supervised during progress.

Work

NURSE, INDUSTRIAL (REGISTERED)
A registered nurse who gives nursing service under general medi­
cal direction to ill or injured employees or other persons who become ill or
suffer an accident or* the premises of a factory or other establishment.
Duties involve a combination of the following: Giving first aid to the ill
or injured; attending to subsequent dressing of employees' injuries; keeping
records of patients treated; preparing accident reports for compensation
or other purposes; assisting in physical examinations and health evaluations
of applicants and employees; and planning and carrying out programs
involving health education, accident prevention, evaluation of plant en­
vironment, or other activities affecting the health, welfare, and safety
of all personnel.

M A I N T E N A N C E A N D P O WE R P L A N T
CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE

CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE— Continued

Performs the carpentry duties necessary to construct and maintain
in good repair building woodwoik and equipment such as bins, cribs,
counters, benches, partitions, doors, floors, stairs, casings, and trim made
of wood in an establishment. Work involves most o f the following: Plan­
ning and laying out o f work from blueprints, drawings, models, or verbal
instructions using a variety of carpenter's handtools, portable power tools,

and standard measuring instruments; making standard shop computations
relating to dimensions of work; and selecting materials necessary for the
work. In general, the work of the maintenance carpenter requires
rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal ap­
prenticeship or equivalent training and experience.




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ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE

HELPER, MAINTENANCE TRADES— Continued

Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the in­
stallation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generation, dis­
tribution, or utilization of electric energy in an establishment. Work
involves most of the following: Installing or repairing any of a variety of
electrical equipment such as generators, transformers, switchboards, con­
trollers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other
transmission equipment; working from blueprints, 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 woik of the maintenance electrician requires rounded training and
experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

a worker supplied with materials and tools; cleaning working area, ma­
chine, and equipment; assisting journeyman by holding materials or tools;
and performing 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 ma­
terials and tools and cleaning working areas; and in others he is permitted
to perform specialized machine operations, or parts of a trade that are
also performed by workers on a full-time basis.

ENGINEER, STATIONARY
Operates and maintains and may also supervise the operation of
stationary engines and equipment (mechanical or electrical) to supply the
establishment in which employed with power, heat, refrigeration, or
air-conditioning. Work involves: Operating and maintaining equipment
such as steam engines, air compressors, generators, motors, turbines,
ventilating and refrigerating equipment, steam boilers and boiler-fed
water pumps; making equipment repairs; and keeping a record of operation
of machinery, temperature, and fuel consumption. May also supervise
these operations. Head or chief engineers in establishments employing
more than one engineer are excluded.

FIREMAN, STATIONARY BOILER
Fires stationary boilers to furnish the establishment in which
employed with heat, power, or steam. Feeds fuels to fire by hand or
operates a mechanical stoker, or gas or oil burner; and checks water
and safety valves.
May clean, oil, or assist in repairing boilerroom
equipment.
HELPER, MAINTENANCE TRADES
Assists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades,
by performing specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as keeping




MACHINE-TOOL OPERATOR, TOOLROOM
Specializes in the operation of one or more types of machine
tools, such as jig borers, cylindrical or surface grinders, engine lathes,
or milling machines, in the construction of machine-shop tools, gages,
jigs, 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 pre­
cision measuring instruments; selecting feeds, speeds, tooling, and oper­
ation 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 ex­
cluded from this classification.

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

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MECHANIC, AUTOMOTIVE (MAINTENANCE)

OILER

Repairs automobiles, buses, motortrucks, and tractors of an es­
tablishment. Work involves most of the following: Examining automotive
equipment to diagnose source of trouble; disassembling equipment and
performing repairs that involve the use of such handtools as wrenches,
gages, drills, or specialized equipment in disassembling or fitting parts;
replacing broken or defective parts from stock; grinding and adjusting
valves; reassembling and installing the various assemblies in the vehicle
and making necessary adjustments; and alining wheels, adjusting brakes
and lights, or tightening body bolts. In general, the work of the auto­
motive mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually acquired
through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

Lubricates, with oil or grease, the moving parts or wearing sur­
faces of mechanical equipment of an establishment.

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 performing repairs that mainly involve the use of handtools
in scraping and fitting parts; replacing broken or defective parts with items
obtained from stock; ordering the production of a replacement part by a
machine shop or sending of the machine to a machine shop for major
repairs; preparing written specifications for major repairs or for the pro­
duction of parts ordered from machine shop; reassembling machines; and
making all necessary adjustments for operation. In general, the work of
a maintenance mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and ex­
perience. Excluded from this classification are workers whose primary
duties involve setting up or adjusting machines.
MILLWRIGHT
Installs new machines or heavy equipment, and dismantles and
installs machines or heavy equipment when changes in the plant layout
are required. Work involves most of the following: Planning and laying
out of the work; interpreting blueprints or other specifications; using a
variety of handtools and rigging; making standard shop computations re­
lating to stresses, strength of materials, 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 millwright1s work normally requires a rounded training and experience
in the trade acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent train­
ing and experience.




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

PIPEFITTER, MAINTENANCE
Installs or repairs water, steam, gas, or other types o f 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
machine; threading pipe with stocks and dies; bending pipe by hand-driven
or power-driven machines; assembling pipe with couplings and fastening
pipe to hangers; making standard shop computations relating to pressures,
flow, and size of pipe required; and making standard tests to determine
whether finished pipes meet specifications. In general, the work of the
maintenance pipefitter requires rounded training and experience usually
acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and ex­
perience. Workers primarily engaged in installing and repairing building
sanitation or heating systems are excluded.

PLUMBER, MAINTENANCE
Keeps the plumbing system of an establishment in good order.
Work involves: Knowledge of sanitary codes regarding installation of vents
and traps in plumbing system; installing or repairing pipes and fixtures;
and opening clogged drains with a plunger or plumber's snake. In general,
the work of the maintenance plumber requires rounded training and ex­
perience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent
training and experience.

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SHEET-METAL WORKER, MAINTENANCE

TOOL AND DIE MAKER—C ontinued

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 establish­
ment. Work involves most of the following: Planning and laying out all
types of sheet-metal maintenance work from blueprints, models, or other
specifications; setting up and operating all available types of sheet-metal­
working machines; using a variety of handtools in cutting, bending, form­
ing, shaping, fitting, and assembling; and installing sheet-metal articles
as required. In general, the work of the maintenance sheet-metal worker
requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal
apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
TOOL AND DIE MAKER
(Die maker; jig maker, tool maker; fixture maker;

volves 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 maker's handtools and precision measuring
instruments; understanding of the working properties of common metals
and alloys; setting up and operating of xpachine tools and related equip­
ment; making necessary shop computations relating to dimensions of work,
speeds, feeds, and tooling o f machines; heattreating of metal parts during
fabrication as well as of finished tools and dies to achieve required qual­
ities; working to close tolerances; fitting and assembling of parts to pre­
scribed tolerances and allowances; and selecting appropriate materials,
tools, and processes. In general, the tool and die maker's work requires
a rounded training in machine-shop and toolroom practice usually acquired
through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

gage maker)

Constructs and repairs machine-shop tools, gages, jigs, fixtures
or dies for forgings, punching, and other metal-forming work. Work in-

For cross-industry wage study purposes, tool and die makers in
tool and die jobbing shops are excluded from this classification.

C US T O D I A L AND MA T E R I A L MOVEMENT

GUARD AND WATCHMAN

JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER— Continued

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

trash, and other refuse; dusting equipment, furniture, or fixtures; polishing
metal fixtures or trimmings; providing supplies and minor maintenance
services; and cleaning lavatories, showers, and restrooms. Workers who
specialize in window washing are excluded.

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

LABORER, MATERIAL HANDLING
(Loader and unloader; handler and stacker; shelver; trucker; stockman
or stock helper; warehouseman or warehouse helper)

JANITOR, PORTER, OR CLEANER
(Sweeper; charwoman; janitress)
Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition factory working areas
and washrooms, or premises of an office, apartment house, or commerical
or other establishment. Duties involve a combination of the following;
Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and polishing floors; removing chips,




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

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ORDER, FILLER

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK— Continued

For wage study purposes, workers are classified as follows:
(Order picker, stock selector; warehouse stockman)
Fills shipping or transfer orders for finished goods from stored
merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips, customers1
orders, or other instructions. May, in addition to filling orders and in­
dicating items filled or omitted, keep records o f outgoing orders, requi­
sition additional stock or report short supplies to supervisor, and perform
other related duties.

PACKER, SHIPPING
Prepares finished products for shipment or storage by placing them
in shipping containers, the specific operations performed being dependent
upon the type, size, and number of units to be packed, the type of con­
tainer employed, and method of shipment. Work requires the placing of
items in shipping containers and may involve one or more of the following:
Knowledge o f various items of stock in order to verify content; selection
of appropriate type and size of container; inserting enclosures in container;
using excelsior or other material to prevent breakage or damage; closing
and sealing container; and applying labels or entering identifying data on
container. Packers who also make wooden boxes or crates are excluded.

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK
Prepares merchandise for shipment, or receives and is responsible
for incoming shipments of merchandise or other materials. Shipping work
involves; A knowledge of shipping procedures, practices, routes, available
means of transportation, and rates; and preparing records of the goods
shipped, making up bills of lading, posting weight and shipping charges,
and keeping a file of shipping records. May direct or assist in preparing
the merchandise for shipment. Receiving work involves: Verifying or
directing others in verifying the correctness of shipments against bills of
lading, invoices, or other records; checking for shortages and rejecting
damaged goods; routing merchandise or materials to proper departments;
and maintaining necessary records and files.




Receiving clerk
Shipping clerk
Shipping and receiving clerk
TRUCKD RIVER
Drives a truck within a city or industrial area to transport ma­
terials, merchandise, equipment, or men between various types of es­
tablishments 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 minor mechanical repairs, and keep truck
in good working order. Driver-salesmen and over-the-road drivers are
excluded.
For wage study purposes, truckdrivers are classified by size and
type of equipment, as follows: (Tractor-trailer should be rated on the
basis of trailer capacity.)
Truckdriver (combination of sizes listed separately)
Truck driver, light (under 1 V 2 tons)
Truckdriver, medium ( 1 / 2 to and including 4 tons)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, trailer type)
Truckdriver, heavy (over 4 tons, other than trailer type)
TRUCKER, POWER
Operates a manually controlled gasoline- or electric-powered
truck or tractor to transport goods and materials of all kinds about a
warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other establishment.
For wage study purposes, workers are classified by type of truck,
as follows:
Trucker, power (forklift)
Trucker, power (other than forklift)




A v a i l a b l e O n R e q u e s t ----

T h e eighth annual re p o rt on s a la rie s fo r acco untants, a u d ito rs ,
a tto rn e y s , ch e m is ts , e n g in e e rs , e n g in ee rin g te c h n ic ia n s , d ra fts m e n ,
tr a c e r s , job a n a ly s ts , d ire c to rs of p e rs o n n e l, m a n a g e rs o f o ffic e
s e rv ic e s , b u y e rs , and c le r ic a l e m p lo y e e s .
O r d e r as B LS B u lle tin 1585, N a tio n a l S u rvey of P ro fe s s io n a l, A d ­
m in is tr a tiv e , T e c h n ic a l, and C le r ic a l P a y , June 1967"] F ifty cents
a copy.




Area Wage Surveys
A lis t o f the la te s t a v a ila b le b u lle tin s is p r e s e n te d b e lo w . A d i r e c t o r y in d ic a tin g d a te s o f e a r l i e r s t u d ie s , and the p r ic e s o f the b u lle tin s is
a v a ila b le on r e q u e s t . B u lle t in s m a y be p u rc h a s e d fr o m the S u p erin ten d en t o f D o c u m e n ts , U .S. G o v e r n m e n t P r in tin g O f f ic e , W a sh in g to n , D .C ., 20402,
o r f r o m any o f the B L S r e g io n a l s a le s o f f ic e s show n on the in s id e fr o n t c o v e r .

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B u lle tin n u m b er
and p r ic e

Akron, Ohio, July 1967 1_________________________________
Schenectadyr-Troy, N .Y ., A p r. 1967 ----------------Albany—
Albuquerque, N. M e x ., A pr. 1967 ______________________
Allentown—Bethlehem—Easton, P a.— J .,
N.
Feb. 1967 __________________________________________________
Atlanta, G a ., May 1967 ___________________________________
B altim ore, M d ., O ct. 1967______________________________ _
Beaumont—Port Arthur— range, T e x ., May 1 9 6 7 _____
O
B irm ingham , A la ., A p r. 1967 1__________________________
B oise C ity, Idaho, July 1967_____________________________
Boston, M a s s ., Sept. 1967 1----------------------------------------------

15 30 -8 6,
15 30 -6 2,
1530 -6 0,

25 cents
25 cents
20 cents

1530 -5 3,
1530 -7 1,
1 5 7 5 -1 8 ,
1 5 30 -7 4,
1530 -6 3,
1 5 7 5 -3 ,
1 5 7 5 -1 3 ,

25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
20 cents
30 cents
20 cents
30 cents

Buffalo, N .Y ., D ec. 1966 1_________________________________
Burlington, V t ., M ar. 1967 1 _____________________________
Canton, Ohio, A p r. 1967 __________________________________
C harleston, W . V a ., A p r. 1967 ---------------------------------------C harlotte, N .C ., A p r. 1967 _______________________________
Chattanooga, T e n n .-G a ., Aug. 1967-------------------------------C hicago, 111., A pr. 1967 1 _________________________________
Cincinnati, Ohio— y.— d., M ar. 1 9 6 7 ------------- -------------K
In
C leveland, Ohio, Sept. 1967______________________________
Colum bus, Ohio, O ct. 19.67_______________________________
D a lla s, T e x ., Nov. 1967__________________________________

1 5 3 0 -3 8 ,
1 5 30 -5 2,
15 30 -5 8,
15 30 -6 1,
15 30 -6 4,
157 5 -7 ,
1 5 30 -7 3,
15 30 -5 6,
1 5 7 5 -1 4 ,
1 5 7 5 -2 3 ,
1 5 7 5 -2 0 ,

Davenport—
Rock Island—M o lin e, Iowa—
111.,
Oct. 1967________ ___________________________________________
Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 1967 __________________________________
D en ver, C o lo ., D ec. 1967 1------------------------------------------------Des M oines, Iowa, Feb. 1 9 6 7 ---------------------------------------- —
D etroit, M ich ., Jan. 1967 1 ----------------------------------------------F ort W orth, T e x ., Nov. 1 967_______________ ______________
Green Bay, W i s ., July 1967---------------------------------------------G re en ville, S .C ., May 1967 ______________________________
Houston, T e x ., June 1967 ----------------------------------------- -------Indianapolis, Ind., D ec. 1967 1-----------------------------------------Jackson, M is s ., Feb. 1967 _______________________________
Jacksonville, F la ., Jan. 1968 ---------------------------------------Kansas C ity, Mo .—
Kan s ., Nov. 1 967 1----------------------------Lawrence— av erh ill, M a ss.—N .H ., June 1967 -------------H
Little Rock—
North Little Rock, A r k ., July 1967---------Los Angeles—Long Beach and Anaheim—
Santa A n a Garden G rove, C a lif., M a r . 1967 1 -----------------------------L o u isv ille, Ky.— d ., Feb. 1967 1 -----------------------------------In
Lubbock, T e x ., June 1 9 6 7 ________________________________
M anchester, N .H ., July 1967-------------------------------------------M em phis, T e n n .-A r k ., Jan. 1 968 1---------------------------------M iam i, F la ., D ec. 1967 1_________________________________
Midland and O d essa , T e x ., June 1967 ----------------------------

B u lle tin n u m b er
and p r ic e

Milwaukee, W is ., A pr. 1967 1_____________________________
Minneapolis—
St. Paul, M inn., Jan. 1967 1________________
Muskegon—Muskegon H eights, M ich ., May 1967 _________
Newark and J ersey C ity, N .J ., Feb. 1 9 6 7 ______________
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 1 9 6 8 1____________________________
New O rlean s, L a ., Feb. 1967 1 ___________________________
New York, N .Y ., Apr. 1967 1_______ ______________________
Norfolk—
Portsm outh and Newport News—
Hampton, V a ., June 1967 1_______________________________
Oklahoma C ity, O k la ., July 1967_________________________

15 3 0 -7 6 ,
15 3 0 -4 2 ,
15 30 -7 2,
15 3 0 -5 5 ,
1 5 7 5 -3 4 ,
1 5 30 -5 1,
15 30 -8 3,

30 cents
30 cents
20 cents
25 cents
25 cents
30 cents
40 cents

15 3 0 -8 2 ,
157 5 -4 ,

25 cents
20 cents

30 cents
25 cents
20 cents
20 cents
20 cents
25 cents
30 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents

Omaha, N eb r.-Io w a , Oct. 1 9 6 7 1_________________________
Pater son—
Clifton— a s s a ic , N .J ., May 1967 _____________
P
Philadelphia, P a.— .J ., Nov. 19 6 7 1______________________
N
Phoenix, A r i z ., M ar. 1 9 6 7 ________________________________
Pittsburgh, P a ., Jan. 1967 1_______________________________
Portland, Maine, Nov. 1 9 6 7 1--------------------------------------------Portland, O re g.— a sh ., May 1 9 6 7 _______________________
W
Providence—Pawtucket— arw ick, R .I.—M a s s .,
W
May 1967 1 __________________________________________________
Raleigh, N .C ., Aug. 1967 1------------------------------------------------Richmond, V a ., Nov. 1967 1_______________________________
Rockford, 111., May 1967 __________________________________

1 5 7 5 -2 1 ,
1 5 3 0 -6 7 ,
1 5 7 5 -4 0 ,
15 30 -5 9,
1 5 30 -4 6,
1 5 7 5 -1 6 ,
15 3 0 -7 9 ,

25 cents
25 cents
30 cents
20 cents
30 cents
25 cents
25 cents

1 5 3 0 -7 0 ,
1 5 7 5 -6 ,
1 5 7 5 -2 7 ,
15 3 0 -6 8 ,

30 cents
25 cents
25 cents
20 cents

1 5 7 5 -1 2 ,
1 5 30 -4 5,
15 75 -3 8,
15 3 0 -4 4 ,
1 5 30 -4 8,
1 5 7 5 -2 2 ,
1 5 7 5 -5 ,
15 30 -6 6,
15 30 -8 5,
15 75 -3 6,

25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents
30 cents
25 cents
20 cents
25 cents
25 cents
30 cents

111., Jan. 1968 ___________________________
St. L ou is, M o.—
Salt Lake C ity, Utah, D ec. 1967 _________________________
San Antonio, T e x ., June 1967 1 ___________________________
San Bernardino— iversid e— ntario, C a lif.,
R
O
Aug. 1967 1__________________________________________________
San D iego, C a lif., Nov. 1967---------------------------------------------San F ran cisco —
Oakland, C a lif., Jan. 1968 ______________
San Jose, C a lif., Sept. 1 967 1 --------------------------------------------Savannah, G a ., May 1 9 6 7 __________________________________
Scranton, P a ., July 1 967 1------------------------------- -----------------Seattle—E verett, W a sh ., Nov. 1967 1--------------------------------

15 7 5 -3 9 ,
1 5 7 5 -3 5 ,
1 5 30 -8 4,

30 cents
20 cents
25 cents

1 5 7 5 -1 0 ,
157 5 -1 9 ,
1 5 7 5 -3 7 ,
1 5 7 5 -1 5 ,
1 5 30 -6 9,
1 5 7 5 -9 ,
1 5 7 5 -2 9 ,

30
20
25
25
20
25
25

15 3 0 -4 3 ,
15 75 -3 3,
1 5 7 5 -3 0 ,
15 3 0 -7 7 ,
157 5 -2 ,

20 cents
20 cents,
2 5 cents
20 cents
25 cents

1 5 30 -6 5,
1 5 30 -4 9,
15 30 -7 5,
1 5 7 5 -1 ,
157 5 -3 2 ,
1 5 7 5 -2 8 ,
15 3 0 -7 8 ,

30
30
20
20
25
25
20

Sioux F a lls , S. D ak ., Oct. 1967 1__________________________
South Bend, Ind., M ar. 1 9 6 7 ______________________________
Spokane, W a sh ., June 1967 1 ______________________________
Tampa—
St. P etersb u rg, F l a ., Aug. 1967________________
Toledo, Ohio—M ich ., Feb. 1967 1__________________________
Trenton, N .J ., Nov. 1967— ----------------------------------------------Washington, D .C .—Md.— a ., Sept. 1967_________________
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W aterbury, Conn., M ar. 1 9 6 7 ------------------------------------------W aterloo, Iowa, Nov. 1967_________________________________
W ichita, K a n s ., D ec. 1967-------------------------------------------------W o rce ste r, M a s s ., June 1 9 6 7 ____________________________
York , P a ., Feb. 1967 ---------------------------------------------------------Youngstown— arren, Ohio, Nov. 1 967 1_________________
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1 5 7 5 -1 7 ,
15 30 -5 7,
15 3 0 -8 0 ,
1 5 7 5 -8 ,
15 3 0 -5 0 ,
1 5 7 5 -2 4 ,
1 575-1 1,
15 30 -5 4,
1 5 7 5 -2 6 ,
1 5 7 5 -3 1 ,
1 5 30 -8 1,
15 30 -4 7,
1 5 7 5 -2 5 ,

25 cents
20 cents
25 cents
25 cents
30 cents
20 cents
25 cents
20 cents
20 cents
20 cents
25 cents
25 cents
25 cents

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




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