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E M P L O Y E E E A R N IN G S A N D H O U R S in

retail general
merchandise stores

JUN E 1966

• departm en t stores
lim ited price variety stores

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OE LABOR




BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

E M P L O Y E E E A R N IN G S A N D H O U R S in

retail general
merchandise stores

JUNE 1 9 6 6

• department stores
• limited price variety stores

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June 1968

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

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Preface
The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducted a nation­
wide survey of retail general m erchandise stores for a
June 1966 payroll period.
Data on em ploym ent, average
hourly and weekly earnings, and weekly hours of work of
nonsupervisory em ployees were obtained and are presented
in this bulletin. This inform ation bridges the period since
June 1965 when a sim ila r survey was conducted.
In ad­
dition to data for 1966, the bulletin provides an analysis
of changes in em ployee
earnings and hours between the
two survey p erio d s, during which tim e a F ed eral m inim um
wage of $ 1 . 2 5 an hour and a 4 0 -h ou r standard workweek
were applied to certain large retail enterprises which were
subject to the F air Labor Standards Act.
The change in
the earnings and hours structure recorded by sim ila r su r ­
veys conducted in 1956, 1961, and 1962 is also examined.
Data are provided for the United States; the N ortheast,
South, North Central, and W est regions; m etropolitan and
nonmetropolitan a re a s; men and women; and for retail
enterprises and establishm ents by their annual volume of
sa le s .
Appendix A provides technical inform ation on the
scope and method of the survey, as w ell as definitions
of te r m s . A copy of the questionnaire used in the survey
is shown in appendix B.
Com prehensive statistical data for all retail trade
and for each of the m ajor retail groups which retail trade
co m p rise s, and fo r selected lines of retail business w ill
be available in the individual bulletins listed on the in­
side back cover.
The survey was part of a broad p rogram of studies
initiated by the U. S. Department of L ab o r's Wage and Hour
and Public Contracts D ivisions for continuing appraisal of
F ed eral legislation relating to m inim um wages and m a x i­
m um hours standards. In this connection, data fro m the
survey were published in the Report Submitted to the Con­
g re ss in Accordance with the Requirements of Section 4(d)
of the F air Labor Standards Act— January 1967.
This study was conducted in the B ureau's Office of
W ages and Industrial R elations.
The analysis was p r e ­
pared by Joseph K. Cocco, under the general direction
of Alvin Bauman.




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Contents
Page
Summary ____________________________________________________________
Characteristics _____________________________________________
Average hourly earnings ________________________________________________________________________
General merchandise stores ________________________________________________________________
Regions ____________________________________________________________________________________
Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas ________________________________________________
Men and w om en___________________________________________________________________________
Sales volume _________________________________
The Fair Labor Standards Act ________________________________________________________ _
Lines of business ___________________
Regions and metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas __________________ _______________
Men and w om en______________________________
Sales volume ______________________________________________________________________________
The Fair Labor Standards Act ___________________________________________________________
Weekly hours of w o r k ___________________________________________ ._______________________________
General merchandise stores ____________________________________________________
Lines of business _____
Weekly earnin gs_________
Hourly earnings and weekly hours _____________________________________________________
Changes in average hourly earnings _____________________________________________________
General merchandise s t o r e s _________________________________________________________________
Lines of business _____________________________________________________________________________
Changes in weekly hours of w o rk ________________________________________________________
General merchandise stores™__________________________________
Lines of business ____
Changes in weekly earnings _____________________________________________________________________
Changes in weekly hours by hourly earnings ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Changes in hourly earnings by weekly hours _____________________________
Changes in earnings and hours, October1956 to June 1966 -----------------------------------------------------

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Tables:
General merchandise stores—
1. Average straight-time hourly earnings of nonsupervisory employees by
selected characteristics, United States, June 1966 ------- --------- --------------------------2. Cumulative numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees
by average straight-time hourly earnings, United States and regions,
June 1966 ______________________________________________________ .____________________
3. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by
average straight-time hourly earnings, by metropolitan and
nonmetropolitan areas, United States and regions, June 1966 __ _____ _________
4. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by
average straight-time hourly earnings, by sex, United States
and regions, June 1966 _______________________ —------—------------------------------------------5. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average
straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise sa le s-siz e cla sses,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions,
June 1966 _____ ____ _______________________________ ________ ______— — ----------------------6. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average
straight-time hourly earnings, by establishment sa le s-siz e classes,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions,
June .1966 ----------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- ------ —
7. Numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees by
weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966 _____________ _____
8. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, United States and regions,
June 1966 ____ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




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T abl e s— C ont inu ed
General merchandise stores— Continued
9. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of
work, by sex, United States and regions, June 1966 ___________________________
10. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of
work, by enterprise sa le s-size classes, United States, metropolitan
and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966 ___________________________
11. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of
work, by establishment sa le s-siz e clas&es, United States, metropolitan
and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966 __________________ - ________
12. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees having specified
average straight-time hourly earnings by weekly hours of work,
United States and regions, June 1966 ________________________________________ ____
13. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees working specified
weekly hours by average straight-time hourly earnings,
United States and regions, June 1966 ___________________________________________
14. Average straight-time hourly and weekly earnings of nonsupervisory em ­
ployees by weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966 _____
Department stores—
15. Average straight-time hourly earnings of nonsupervisory employees by
selected characteristics, United States, June 1966 ____________________________
16. Cumulative numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory
employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, United States
and regions, June 1966 ____________ _____________________________ _________________
17. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by
average straight-time hourly earnings, by metropolitan and
nonmetropolitan areas, United States and regions, June 1966 ________________
18. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by
average straight-time hourly earnings, by sex, United States
and regions, June 1966 ___________________________________________________________
19. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average
straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise sa le s-size cla sses,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and
regions, June 1966 ________________________________________________________________
20. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average
straight-time hourly earnings, by establishment sa le s-siz e cla sses,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions,
June 1966 _______________________________________
21. Numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees by
weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966 __________________
22. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, United States and regions,
June 1966 ___________________________________________________________________________
23. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of
work, by sex, United States and regions, June 1966 ___________________________
24. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of
work, by enterprise sa le s-size classes, United States, metropolitan
and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966 ___________________________
25. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of
work, by establishment sa le s-size classes, United States, metropolitan
and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966 ----------------------------------------26. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees having specified
average straight-time hourly earnings by weekly hours of work,
United States and regions, June 1966 -----------------------------------------------------------------




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Tables— Continued

Department stores— Continued
27. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees working specified
weekly hours by average straight-time hourly earnings,
United States and regions, June 1966 -----------------------------------------------------------------28. Average straight-time hourly and weekly earnings of nonsupervisory em ­
ployees by weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966 _____
Limited price variety stores—
29. Average straight-time hourly earnings of nonsupervisory employees by
selected characteristics, United States, June 1966 ____________________________
30. Cumulative numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory
employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, United States
and regions, June 1966 ___________________________________________________________
31. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by
average straight-time hourly earnings, by metropolitan and
nonmetropolitan areas, United States and regions, June 1966 ________________
32. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by
average straight-time hourly earnings, by sex, United States
and regions, June 1966 ____________________________________________________________
33. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average
straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise sa le s-size cla sses,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and
regions, June 1966 _________________________________________________________________
34. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average
straight-time hourly earnings, by establishment sa le s-size cla sses,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions,
June 1966 ___________________________________________________________________________
35. Numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees by
weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966 __________________
36. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, United States and regions,
June 1966 ________________________________________________________________-__________
37. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of
work, by sex, United States and regions, June 1966 ___________________________
38. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of
work, by enterprise sa le s-size cla sses, United States, metropolitan
and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966 ___________________________
39. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of
work, by establishment sa le s-siz e classes, United States, metropolitan
and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966 ___________________________
40. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees having specified
average straight-time hourly earnings by weekly hours of work,
United States and regions, June 1966 -----------------------------------------------------------------41. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees working specified
weekly hours by average straight-time hourly earnings,
United States and regions, June 1966 -----------------------------------------------------------------42. Average straight-time hourly and weekly earnings of nonsupervisory em ­
ployees by weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966 _____

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Appendixes:
A.
B.




Scope and method of survey ____________________________________________________________
Questionnaire____________________________________________________________________________

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Employee Earnings and Hours in General
Merchandise Stores, June 1966
Summary
Nonsupervisory employees in general merchandise stores averaged $1.77
an hour, or $59. 23 a week, at straight-time rates in June 1966. According to
the Bureau*s survey, the one and three-quarter million employees studied worked
an average of 33. 5 hours during the selected week.
Employee earnings were broadly distributed; 9 out of 10 earned between
$ 1 and $ 3 an hour, and earnings for the middle half of the work force ranged
between $ 1. 32 and $ 1. 92 an hour.
Among the four broad geographic regions, earnings ranged from $1. 58 an
hour in the South to $ 2 . 0 7 an hour in the West.
Employees in metropolitan
areas, as a group, averaged $ 1 .8 4 an hour, 37 cents an hour more than those
in nonmetropolitan areas.
Men averaged 64 cents an hour more than women,
$2. 20 compared with $1. 56 an hour. Employees in enterprises having $1 million
or more in annual sales earned $ 1 . 8 2 an hour; those in enterprises having be­
tween $ 5 0 0 , 000 and $1 million in sales averaged $1. 59 an hour; those in enter­
prises having $ 2 5 0 , 000 to $500, 000 in sales averaged $1. 51 an hour; and those
in enterprises with less than $250, 000 in sales averaged $ 1 .30 an hour.
Employees in establishments within the scope of the $ 1. 25 an hour minimum
wage provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) averaged $1.86 an hour,
39 cents an hour more than all other employees.
The average hourly pay level was $1.89 in department stores, which ac­
counted for three-fifths of the general merchandise employment and $ 1. 43 in
limited price variety stores, which constituted one -sixth.
During the survey week, employees in general merchandise stores worked
33. 5 hours, on the average.
Employees in the Northeast worked the shortest
average week, 31. 8 hours, while those in the South worked the longest, 35. 1 hours.
The average workweek in nonmetropolitan areas was 2. 2 hours longer than
in metropolitan areas, 35. 3 compared with 33. 1 hours. Men worked 3 hours a
week longer than women; 35. 6 hours and 32. 6 hours, respectively.
Among the enterprise sales classes, the length of the average workweek
ranged from 32. 8 hours in those having less than $250, 000 in annual sales to
38. 4 hours in those having between $250, 000 and $ 500, 000 in annual sales.
Employees in general merchandise stores subject to the 40-hour maximum
straight-time workweek provided for in the FLSA worked 33. 3 hours a week,
0. 3 hours less than employees in non subject general merchandise stores.
In department stores, the workweek averaged 33. 1 hours,
price variety stores, 31. 9 hours.




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The average pay level in general merchandise stores increased 14 cents
since June 1965, when a similar survey was conducted.
Between October 1956
and June 1965, however, the average hourly pay level advanced 43 cents, from
$ 1 .2 0 to $ 1 .6 3 , or only 4 .8 cents a year.
In department stores earnings ad­
vanced 14 cents an hour, and in variety stores the increase was 12 cents an hour,
over this 12-month period.
The length of the workweek declined by 0.5 hours in general merchandise
stores since June 1965.
It also declined in department stores by 0.5 hours but
rose in variety stores by 0. 2 hours.

Characteristics
Retail stores in the general merchandise group, although similar in their
practice of selling a number of distinct lines of merchandise, include stores
that differ in many characteristics which affect the level and distribution of
earnings and hours of work.
For example, department stores make wide use
of the commission or bonus form of wage payment, whereas limited price va­
riety stores use the time-rate method of wage payment almost exclusively.
Some general merchandise stores have only a few employees; others, such as
the large department stores and mail-order houses, may have several thousands.
In small stores some functions, such as selling, buying, recordkeeping, and
advertising, may be handled by one or two employees; in larger stores, many
employees may specialize in only one of these functions.
Occupational require­
ments vary even among sales positions, some of which require substantial skill
and experience whereas others are largely routine.
These and other factors
are interrelated, but the extent to which any one of them influences earnings
has not been determined in this survey.
Three-fifths of the one and three-quarter million nonsupervisory general
merchandise store employees included in the survey worked in department stores,
about one-sixth in limited price variety stores, and the remainder in mail-order
houses, merchandise vending machine operations, direct selling organizations,
and miscellaneous general merchandise stores.
Approximately one-sixth of the nonsupervisory employees in general m er­
chandise stores were in the West, more than one-fourth were in the Northeast,
and about three-tenths each were in the North Central region and the South.
The regional distribution of employment for department stores and for limited
price variety stores generally paralleled that for all general merchandise stores.
Women accounted for seven-tenths of the employees in general merchandise
stores and in department stores, and almost nine-tenths of those in limited price
variety stores.
Four-fifths of the workers in general merchandise stores were employed
in metropolitan areas.
Nine-tenths of those who worked in department stores
and more than seven-tenths of those in limited price variety stores were em­
ployed in these areas.
Four-fifths of the employees in general merchandise stores worked in estab­
lishments subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. All but a
twentieth of those employed in department stores and three-fifths of those in
limited price variety stores were in such establishments.




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Average Hourly Earnings

General Merchandise Stores
Nonsupervisory employees in the Nation's general merchandise stores earned
an average of $1.77 an hour at straight-time rates in June 1966. Earnings for
the one and three-quarter million employees within the
scope of the survey were
broadly distributed; 9 out of 10 earned between $1 and $ 3 an hour, and earnings
for the middle half of the work force ranged between
$ 1 .3 2 and $ 1 .9 2 an hour
(table 2). Median earnings1 were 25 cents below the mean, reflecting the dis­
proportionate concentration of employees at the lower end of the pay scale.
Nearly one-fourth of the employees earned less than $1.30 an hour— although
about two-thirds of these earned at least $ 1 .25 an hour. However, higher paid
employees were not uncommon. More than one-tenth (11 percent) earned $2.50
an hour or more.
Regions. Geographic location plays a role in the determination of the level
of employee earnings in the industry. The average pay level ranged from $ 1 .58
an hour in the South to $2.07 an hour in the West.
The low level of earnings
of the 489,400 employees in the South exerted a 7 -cent downward pull on the
industry’ s overall average. The wage level in the three other regions combined
was $ 1 .8 4 an hour.
In the South, more than one-third of the employees were paid less than
$ 1 .3 0 an hour, and slightly less than one-sixth earned as much as $2 an hour.
Forty-five percent of the 397,700 employees in the Nation's general merchandise
stores paid less than $1.30 an hour were in the South, which accounted for
28 percent of the industry's work force. In the West, by contrast, only 8 percent
of the employees earned less than $1.30 an hour; two-fifths earned $ 2 an hour
or more, and half of these averaged at least $2.50 an hour. Although employees
in the West constituted only one-sixth of the work force, they accounted for 1 out
of 4 general merchandise employees having earnings of $2.50 an hour or more.
Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas. The population of the community
in which a general merchandise store is located also appears to influence the
employee earnings level.
In metropolitan areas, where about 4 out of 5 em­
ployees were located, the average pay level was $ 1 .8 4 an hour, 37 cents more
than the average pay level in nonmetropolitan areas (table 3). This differential
reflects sharp contrasts between the earnings distributions, particularly at the
lower end of the pay s c a l e .
In nonmetropolitan areas, there was a pre­
ponderance of low paid employees. Forty-six percent of the nonurban area em­
ployees earned less than $ 1 .30 an hour, compared with only 18 percent of the
urban area employees. Differences become less marked toward the middle and
the upper end of the pay scale; one-fourth of the metropolitan area employees
and one-eighth of the nonmetropolitan area employees earned $ 2 an hour or
more, while 12 and 6 percent, respectively, earned $2.50 an hour or more.
Within each region employees in metropolitan areas averaged more than
those in nonmetropoliatn areas; the spread in their earnings ranged from 18 cents
an hour in the Northeast to 37 cents an hour in the North Central region. Little
relationship appeared to exist between this differential and the regional level of
earnings.
For example, the differential was 33 cents in the South, the lowest
paying region, and 32 cents in the West, the highest paying region.

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Although employees in metropolitan areas earned more than those in non­
metropolitan areas in each region, on an interregional basis, earnings of em­
ployees in metropolitan areas of the South were 12 cents an hour below the
average of employees in nonmetropolitan areas of the West.
In each region, earnings in metropolitan areas were more widely distributed
than in nonmetropolitan areas.
Even in the Northeast, where the differential
between the area earnings was narrowest, this pattern existed. The middle half
of the workers in this region's metropolitan areas earned from $ 1 .3 6 to $1.9 7
an hour, while in nonmetropolitan areas the middle half earned from $ 1 . 29 to
$ 1.68 an hour.
Men and Women. Men, who constituted only three-tenths of the industry's
work force, averaged $2.20 an hour, 64 cents an hour more than women. This
substantial spread in pay levels reflects the differences that exist throughout
this earnings distributions (table 4). Women were concentrated toward the lower
and middle portions of the pay scale.
More than one-fourth earned less than
$ 1 .3 0 ; three-fourths earned less than $ 1 .7 5 an hour; and only about one-eighth
earned as much as $ 2 an hour. On the other hand, only one-eighth of the men
earned less than $ 1 .3 0 , while nearly one-half (46 percent) earned $ 2 an hour or
more.
Five out of 6 employees paid less than $ 1 .3 0 an hour were women,
whereas, 4 out of 5 receiving $2.50 an hour or more were men.
Men earned substantially more than women in each region; the differential
ranged from 54 cents in the South to 78 cents in the West.
However, no con­
crete relationship appeared to exist between the magnitude of the differential and
the regional pay level.
For example, in the Northeast, where the pay level
was 24 cents above that in the South, the pay advantage of men over women
was only 2 cents greater than it was in the South.
Sales Volume.
The annual volume of sales of the enterprise
works also has a bearing on an employee's earnings.
Employees
in enterprises having $1 million or more in sales earned $ 1 .8 2
the average, whereas employees in enterprises having less than
sales averaged only $1.30 an hour. In the two intermediate sized
average earnings fell between these averages (table 5).

in which he
who worked
an hour, on
$250,000 in
enterprises,

Certain earnings relationships become evident when employees are grouped
by enterprise sales volume.
The proportion earning less than $1.30 an hour,
for example, increased as the volume of sales decreased. Similarly, the pro­
portions having earnings of $2 an hour or more and $ 2 .50 or more generally
increased as sales volume increased.

Sales size
Enterprises having annual sales of—
$1, 000, 000 or m o re -----------------------$ 50 0 ,00 0 to $1, 0 00 ,0 00 -------------- $250, 000 to $500, 000 ---------------- —
Less than $250, 000 --------------------------

Average
hourly
earnings
$ 1 .8 2
1 .5 9
1.51
1 .3 0

Percent of employees earning—
Less than
$ 1 .3 0
1 8.3
33. 1
5 0 .4
6 0 .6

$2. 00 or
more
2 4 .4
1 9 .2
1 5.8
1 7.3

$2. 50 or
more
11. 9
6 .7
9. 1
3 .7

Employees in enterprises having annual sales of $ 1 million or more main­
tained their higher pay levels throughout each of the regions, as well as in both
metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Among the three lower volume enter­
prises, however, there was no consistent pattern of earnings by sales volume
for the above characteristics.




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Employees in establishments having $250,000 or more in annual sales
averaged $ 1 .8 2 an hour, 40 cents more than those in establishments having be­
tween $150,000 and $250,000 in annual sales, and 64 cents more than those in
establishments having less than $150,000 in annual sales (table 6).
Thus, the
earnings sales volume relationship found for enterprises is also applicable to
establishments.
An examination of the distribution of employees in each estab­
lishment group revealed sharp contrasts.
Seven-tenths of the employees in e s­
tablishments having less than $150,000 in annual sales were paid less than $1. 30
an hour, compared with only about one-sixth of those in establishments having
$250,000 or more in annual sales.
The largest proportion of employees paid
$2 an hour or more (one-fourth) was found in the highest sales volume estab­
lishments group, and the smallest proportion (one-twentieth) was found in those
establishments having less than $150,000 in annual sales.
Among the regions and in both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas,
employees in establishments having $250,000 or more in annual sales maintained
their pay advantage over those in the two lower sales volume establishment groups.
The Fair Labor Standards Act.
Earnings were also tabulated for employees
generally subject to and those generally not subject to the $1. 25 minimum hourly
wage provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 2 Approximately 1 .4 million
employees in general merchandise stores were in establishments which were
within the scope of the act, and they averaged $ 1 .8 6 an hour, 39 cents more
than the rest of the employees in this industry, reflecting, in part, the influence
of legislated minimum wages on employee earnings.
As expected, virtually none
of the employees in the subject group earned less than $1. 25 an hour, but more
than one-third (36 percent) of those in the nonsubject group had such earnings.
Although differences were evident throughout the earnings distribution, th e y
tended to become smaller toward the upper end.
For example, one-eighth of
the subject and one-tenth of the nonsubject employees earned $2.50 or more
an hour.
Average
hourly
earnings

Percent of employees earning—
Less than $1. 25

Less than $1. 30

Less than $1. 40

Less than $1. 60

In establishments generally—

Area

Subject
to the
FLSA

United States-------------------- — $ 1 .8 6
Metropolitan a r e a s ----- —
1 .8 8
Nonmetropolitan areas —
1 .6 6
Northeast-------------------- - - - S o u th -------------- ----------------- North C en tral------------------ —
W e s t------------------ ---------------

1 .8 6
1 .71
1 .8 4
2..13

Not
subject
to the
FLSA

Subject
to the
FLSA

Not
subject
to the
FLSA

Subject
to the
FLSA

Not
subject
to the
FLSA

Subject
to the
FLSA

Not
subject
to the
FLSA

Subject
to the
FLSA

Not
subject
to the
FLSA

$ 1 .4 7
1 .5 4
1. 42

1 .2
1 .2
1 .3

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

15. 7
14. 2
2 8 .0

4 9 .0
3 8 .4
56. 7

31. 7
2 9 .7
4 8 .6

61. 1
55. 7
6 5 .0

52. 7
5 0 .9
6 8 .0

7 3 .8
7 2 .5
74. 8

1 .63
1 .3 9
1 .3 9
1 .7 4

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

9 -2
4 9 .8
4 4 .8
1 4 .2

11. 5
2 5 .2
1 7 .4
4. 7

2 5 .2
61. 1
57. 1
2 6 .4

2 9 .6
44. 1
3 3 .7
1 2 .6

4 7 .6
6 7 .7
6 8 .3
41. 9

53. 9
6 3 .2
55. 7
2 9 .0

6 8 .6
74. 1
8 1 .4
62. 1

2
At the time of the survey, employees in retail establishments having at least $25 0 ,00 0 in annual sales which
were part of enterprises with at least $1 million in annual sales were generally included under the $1. 25 an hour
minimum wage provisions o f the 1961 amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Data for food service employees
who were generally exempt, regardless of the enterprise's sales, are included in the data for employees in nonsub­
ject establishments.




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In metropolitan areas, subject establishment employees earned 34 cents
more than nonsubject establishment employees, whereas in the less populated
areas they averaged 24 cents more. As shown in the tabulation on page 5, in
every region subject establishment employees not only averaged more than other
employees, but the earnings of the latter group were heavily concentrated toward
the lower end of the pay scale.
Lines of Business
The general merchandise stores major retail group is composed mainly
of two lines of business: Department stores, which accounted for three-fifths
of the general merchandise employment, and limited price variety stores, which
accounted for one-sixth.
Although they are part of the same retail group, the
pay structures of these two lines differed markedly (tables 16 and 30).
The
average hourly pay level in department stores was $ 1 .8 9 , 12 cents above the
all industry average; in limited price variety stores the average was $ 1 .4 3 ,
34 cents less than the general merchandise average. The difference between the
wage levels of these lines of business may be attributed to a variety of factors:
Differing occupational requirements (degree of sales skill required); method of
wage payment (e. g. , hourly rated versus commission); type of product handled
(e. g. , furniture versus novelties), etc.
Earnings of department store employees were concentrated toward the
middle and the upper end of the pay scale, whereas those of limited price variety
store employees were compressed toward the lower end of the scale.
About
one-eighth of the employees in department stores, compared with one-fourth in
limited price variety stores, earned less than $ 1 .30 an hour.
On the other
hand, more than one-fourth of the department store employees, but fewer than
one-tenth (7 percent) of the variety store employees, had earnings of $2 an hour
or more. Of the 397,700 employees in the general merchandise group paid less
than $ 1.30 an hour, three-tenths worked in variety stores— a sector which ac­
counted for only one-sixth of the total general merchandise employment.
The contrast between the earnings distributions of these two major lines
is illustrated by examining the spread between the top earnings of the lowest
paid fourth and the bottom earnings of the highest paid fourth of the employees.
In department stores, earnings for the middle half of the work force ranged
between $ 1 .3 8 and $ 2 .0 4 an hour, a 66-cent spread. In variety stores, earnings
for the same group of employees ranged from $1. 26 to $1. 50 an hour, a 24-cent
spread.
Regions and Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas.
Department store
employees' earnings among the four regions ranged from $1.75 an hour in the South
to $2.19 an hour in the West. In variety stores, average earnings ranged from
$ 1 .2 7 an hour in the South to $1.61 an hour in the Northeast— a smaller vari­
ation than in department stores on an absolute basis but in percentage term s,
about the same.
As shown in the following tabulation, variety store employees tended to
group toward the lower end of the pay scale in each of the regions, although to
a lesser extent in the West.
Employees in department stores, on the other
hand, were more evenly distributed through the pay scale.
Even earnings of
department store employees in the South were more evenly distributed than
earnings of variety store employees in the Northeast.




7

Department stores________

Average hourly earnings
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

North­
east

South

North
Central
0 .4
1 .4
2 .0
1 6 .9
3 2 .3
4 3 .2
5 4 .6
7 5 .0
9 2 .6

.3
3 .5
1 0 .0
1 6.8
2 5 .8
5 6 .2
8 7.3

$1. 87

$2. 19

$1. 0 0 -------------------------$1. 15 — ...........................
$1. 25 — - ........................
$ 1 . 3 0 .......... ....................
$ 1 . 4 0 -------------------------$ 1 . 5 0 -------------------------$ 1 . 6 0 -------------------------$2. 0 0 -------------------------$3. 0 0 --------------------------

1 .7
9 .3
2 7 .9
42. 7
54. 5
7 5 .5
9 4.3

0 .9
1 .4
1 .9
2 2 .9
41. 1
5 1 .0
6 1 .4
80. 1
9 4 .5

Average hourly earnings-------

$ 1.8 6

$1. 75

0 .6

1. 1

West

P)
0. 1

Limited price variety stores
North­
east

South

North
Central

West

0 .1
3. 1
5 .0
30. 1
5 5 .3
6 5 .3
72. 5
85. 5
9 7 .3

17. 1
2 7 .6
31. 7
58. 1
7 8 .7
8 4 .9
9 0 .8
9 6 .9
9 9 .6

5 .2
1 6.2
2 0 .4
50. 7
7 0 .4
80. 7
8 7 .5
96. 1
9 9.3

1 .3
4 .0
5 .6
15. 7
44. 1
5 9 .6
7 2 .9
9 1 .4
9 8 .5

$1. 27

$1. 37

$1. 55

$1.6 1

1 Less than 0. 05 percent.

In both lines of business, employees in metropolitan areas earned more,
on the average, than those in nonmetropolitan areas (tables 17 and 31).
The
wage advantage of employees in department stores over those in variety stores
persisted in both population size groups.
Men and Women. In department stores, men averaged 72 cents an hour
more than women, $"2 . 37 compared with $ 1 .6 5 an hour (tables 18 and 32).
~
In
variety stores men's pay advantage was 37 cents an hour, $ 1 .7 4 compared with
$ 1 .3 8 an hour.
The greater differential in department than variety stores re­
flects sharper differences in the distributions of earnings, with the most pro­
nounced occurring toward the upper end of the wage scale. In department stores,
• percent of the men and 17 percent of the women earned less than $ 1. 30 an
8
hour, but more than one-half the men (52 percent) compared with fewer than onesixth of the women (15 percent) earned $ 2 an hour or more.
In variety stores,
one-third of the men compared with somewhat more than two-fifths of the women
were paid less than $ 1 .30 an hour, while about one-fourth and one-twentieth,
respectively, earned $ 2 an hour or more. Four out of 5 women but only 1 out
of 2 men in variety stores had earnings which fell below $ 1 .50 an hour.
Among the regions, men maintained their pay advantage over women, the
differential in department stores ranging from 57 cents in the Northeast to
88 cents in the North Central region.
For limited price variety stores, this
differential was significantly narrower, ranging from 30 cents in the North Central
region to 42 cents in the Northeast.
Sales Volume. Most department stores are large and usually generate a
high volume of annual sales, and enterprises having $1 million or more in an­
nual sales employed all but 1 percent of the employees. Consequently* both the
level ($ 1 .9 0 an hour) and distribution of the earnings of employees in such en­
terprises were similar to those noted previously for all department store em­
ployees.
The same pattern was maintained in metropolitan areas (where ninetenths of the employees in such enterprises were located), nonmetropolitan areas,
and in each of the regions (table 19).
In variety stores, five-sixths of the employees were in enterprises having
$1 million or more in annual sales; they averaged $ 1 .4 8 an hour (table 33).
About seven-tenths of the remaining employees were in enterprises having less
than $250,000 in annual sales, where they averaged $ 1 .1 2 an hour. In each of
the enterprise groups at least seven-tenths of the employees earned less than
$1.50 an hour. This pattern was maintained throughout the regions, in metro­
politan as well as in nonmetropolitan areas.




8

All but a very few of the department store employees were in establishments
having $250,000 or more in sales, and both the level and distribution of their
earnings paralleled those in the high volume enterprises for the selected char­
acteristics (table 20).
Employees in variety stores, on the other hand, were somewhat more
broadly distributed among the three establishment classes (table 34).
Threefourths of the employees were in establishments having $250,000 or more in
sales, where earnings averaged $1.51 an hour; and somewhat more than oneeighth were in establishments having less than $150,000 in sales, where earnings
averaged only $1.07 an hour.
The remaining employees averaged $1.31 an
hour.
Again, the bulk of the employees, regardless of establishment sales,
were concentrated at the lower end of the pay scale.
For example, the pro­
portion paid less than $1.50 an hour ranged from seven-tenths to nine-tenths
among the three groups.
No significant deviation from the overall pattern was
found in the regions or metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
The Fair Labor Standards Act.
The great majority of the department
store employees were in establishments generally subject to the minimum wage
provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 3 Both the level and distribution of
earnings of such employees were similar to those noted previously.
On the other hand, in variety stores two-fifths of the employees were in
establishments generally not within the scope of the act, and they averaged $ 1 .1 8
an hour, 36 cents less than those in subject variety stores.
As shown below
only 4 percent of the employees in subject variety stores earned less than $1. 25
an hour, compared with 55 percent of those in nonsubject stores.
The sharp
contrast in the level and distribution of subject and nonsubject employee1s earnings
was maintained in each of the regions, as well as in both metropolitan and non­
metropolitan areas.
Department stores

Limited priced variety stores

Percent of employees in establishments generally—

Average hourly earnings
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

Subject
to the
FLSA

Not subject
to the
FLSA

Subject
to the
FLSA

Not subject
to the
FLSA

(M

(»)
(>)
<*>

0. 1
2 .9
4 .0
32. 3
57. 1
6 8 .3
7 7 .0
90. 1
9 8 .2

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

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

0. 1
.3
.6
1 3 .0
2 8 .4
3 9 .4
5 0.3
8 2 .3
92. 3

Average hourly earnings----------

$1.91

( !)

$1. 54

$1. 18

1 ,0 4 9 .9

( !)

181. 2

69. 8

Number of employees
(in thousands)-------------------------- -

(M
(M

(»)
l1 )
<M

1 Insufficient data to warrant presentation.

Ninety-five percent of the employees in department stores were included under the protection of the Fair
Labor Standards Act.
Most of the remaining employees were in food service occupations, which are specifically
exempt from coverage.
Data for these employees are included in the nonsubject establishment data.




9

Weekly Hours of Work

General Merchandise Stores
Employees in general merchandise stores worked an average of 33. 5 hours
during the week of the survey (table 7).
Almost two-fifths of the work force
(37 per cent) or about 640, 100 employees worked less than 35 hours a week,
one-sixth worked between 35 and 40 hours, and almost one-third worked a
40-hour week.
Long workweeks were not common to the general merchandise
group— only about one-eighth of the employees worked more than 40 hours during
the selected week.
Employees in the South had the longest average workweek, 35. 1 hours,
whereas those in the Northeast had the shortest, 31.8 hours.
Nearly identical
workweeks were found in the North Central region and the West, 33. 3 and 33. 8
hours, respectively.
The longer workweek in the South was the result of two
factors: The largest proportion of employees in any region who worked over
40 hours (one-fifth), and the smallest proportion who worked less than 35 hours
(three-tenths). On the other hand, long hours were least common in the North­
east, but part-time employment and a workweek of between 35 and 40 hours
were more prevalent in this region than in the three others.
In the West, the
largest proportion of employees in any of the four regions (nearly two-fifths)
worked a 40-hour week, thus making this the only region in which substantially
more employees worked exactly 40 hours than part time (less than 35 hours).
Employees in nonmetropolitan areas worked 2. 2 hours a week longer, on
the average, than those in metropolitan areas; 35. 3 hours compared with 33. 1
hours, respectively (table 8).
One-fourth of the employees in nonmetropolitan
areas, about twice the proportion in metropolitan areas, worked in excess of
40 hours a week.
However, in metropolitan areas, one-third of the employees
worked 40 hours and nearly two-fifths worked part time.
This compares with
one-fourth and one-third of the employees in nonmetropolitan areas who worked
these respective hours.
Also, over one-sixth of the employees in metropolitan
and nonmetropolitan areas worked between 35 and 40 hours a week.
Among the regions, the length of the workweek in metropolitan areas ranged
from 31.7 hours in the Northeast to 34.9 hours in the South; and in nonmetro­
politan areas, from 32.8 hours in the Northeast to 35.8 hours in both the South
and North Central regions. In each of the regions, employees in nonmetropolitan
areas worked longer hours, on the average, than those in metropolitan areas
(table 8). Long hours were most common among employees in nonmetropolitan
areas of the South; one-third worked in excess of 40 hours compared to no more
than one-fourth in nonmetropolitan areas of the other regions.
However, their
impact on the average length of the workweek in nonmetropolitan areas was off­
set by the large proportion of employees on a part-time basis (29 percent).
Men worked 3 hours a week longer than women, 35. 6 compared with 32. 6
hours (table 9).
Women constituted a disproportionately large segment of the
part-time work force, whereas men generally worked the longer hours.
Twofifths of the women, compared with three-tenths of the men, worked less than
35 hours a week.
Also, twice the proportion of women than men worked be­
tween 35 and 40 hours, 20 and 10 percent, respectively.
On the other hand,
one-fourth of the men but only one-tenth of the women worked in excess of
40 hours a week.
Although men accounted for only three-tenths of the work
force, they made up more than one-half (52 percent) of the employees working
over 40 hours.




10

Regionally, the length of the workweek ranged from 34. 3 to 36. 8 hours
for men, and from 30. 6 to 34. 3 hours for women in the Northeast and South,
respectively.
The regional pattern of weekly hours of work for men and women
differed only in degree from the nationwide pattern.
Except in the South, where
the proportion of men working long hours was greater than the proportion working
part time, part time and standard hours were generally the rule.
There appeared to be little relationship between the length of the average
workweek and enterprise sales volume, as shown in the following tabulation.
Percent of employees working—

Sales size
Enterprises having annual sales of—
$ 1 ,0 0 0 , 000 or m o re -------------------$ 500,000 to $ 1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 -----------$ 250,000 to $50 0 ,00 0 ---------------Less than $ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 ----------------------

Average
weekly
hours

Under
35
hours

3 3.3
3 7 .0
3 8 .4
3 2 .8

3 6 .7
3 0 .0
2 7 .2
4 2 .1

40
hours

3 3 .5
1 9.2
2 1 .7
21. 1

Over
40
hours

1 1 .8
3 6 .3
42. 1
2 5 .2

It can be seen that employees in both the highest and the lowest sales
volume enterprises were more likely to work a short week than those in the
intermediate size enterprises.
Similarly, a workweek of over 40 hours was
most common among employees in the intermediate size enterprises, whereas
the highest sales volume enterprise group had the largest proportion of40-houra-week employees (table 10).
Generally, the pattern of hours by enterprise size noted above also was
repeated on a regional, as well as on a metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area
basis.
A slightly different picture emerges from an examination of the relationship
between establishment sales volume and the length of the workweek (table 11).
The longer average workweek in establishments having $250,000 or more in
sales, than in the two lower sales volume establishment groups, reflects the
greater incidence of a 40-hour workweek and part-time work, rather than work in
excess of 40 hours.
Percent of employees working—

Sales size
Enterprises having annual sales of—
$250, 000 or m o re -----------------------$15 0 ,00 0 to $250, 000 ---------------Less than $150, 000 ----------------------

Average
weekly
hours

Under
35
hours

40
hours

Over
40
hours

3 3 .6
3 3 .0
33. 1

36. 1
4 0 .5
4 1 .4

3 3 .2
23. 8
1 7 .9

1 3.2
2 1 .0
2 8 .4

It appears that as establishment sales decrease, the proportions of employees
who work part time and over 40 hours increase while the proportion on a 40hour week decreases.
Again the regional and area patterns closely followed the
nationwide pattern.




11

Employees in general merchandise stores, generally subject to the maximum
hours provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 4 worked an average of 33. 3
hours a week, 0. 3 hours less than the rest of the general merchandise employees.
Of special interest in this context are the proportions of employees in subject and
nonsubject establishments who worked over 40 hours a week—one-eighth and nearly
three-tenths, respectively— and the heavier concentration of subject rather than
nonsubject establishment employees who worked exactly 40 hours— about one-third
and one-fifth, respectively.
Similar proportions in subject and nonsubject e s­
tablishments worked on a part-time basis, 36 and 40 percent, respectively.
Lines of Business
The length of the average workweek was 33. 1 hours in department stores
and 31.9 hours in limited price variety stores.
Part-time employment was
common to both lines of business.
Approximately two-fifths of the employees
in each group worked less than 35 hours a week (tables 21 and 35).
One-third
of the employees in department stores and one-fourth of those in variety stores
worked a 40-hour week.
Workweeks of more than 40 hours were rare, account­
ing for only slightly more than one-tenth of the employees in each line.
Regionally, the average workweek in department stores ranged from 31.6
hours in the Northeast to 34. 5 hours in the South. In variety stores the work­
week ranged from 30. 2 to 33. 9 hours in the same two regions.
The pattern
of interregional differences showed no important variation from that already
noted for all general merchandise stores.
Employee workweeks were longer on the average in nonmetropolitan than
in metropolitan areas— 1.1 hours longer in department stores and 2.1 hours
longer in variety stores ( tables 22 and 36).
The reasons behind these higher
averages differed.
In both lines, part-time employment was more common in
metropolitan areas.
In department stores, the longer average workweek was a
reflection of the higher proportion of nonmetropolitan than metropolitan area
employees who worked exactly 40 hours.
In variety stores, on the other hand,
the higher average was a reflection of the greater proportion who worked longer
than 40 hours (nearly one-fifth in nonmetropolitan areas, compared with fewer
than one-tenth in metropolitan areas).
The longer average workweek in nonmetropolitan areas persisted in each
of the four regions for both lines, except for variety stores in the South, where
equal proportions worked part time in both areas.
The greater proportions in
metropolitan areas who worked from 35 to 40 hours, inclusive, counter balanced
the greater proportions in nonmetropolitan areas who worked longer than 40 hours.
The average workweeks in the two areas were equal.
The average workweek for men exceeded that for women by 2. 4 hours in
department stores and by 0. 7 hours in variety stores.
In both lines a greater
proportion of men than women worked in excess of 40 hours a week (tables 23
and 37). In department stores, a larger proportion of men than of women worked
exactly 40 hours, but a shorter week occupied three-fifths of the women as com­
pared with two-fifths of the men.
In variety stores, equal proportions of men
and women worked part time, as well as exactly 40 hours; the longer average
workweek for men reflected the smaller proportion who worked between 35 and
40 hours and the greater proportion who worked over 40 hours.

4 a 40-hour workweek standard (after which time and one-half pay was required) was implemented for most
large retail operations in September 1965.




12

In department stores of every region, and in variety stores of three r e ­
gions, men worked a longer week than women, on the average.
In variety
stores in the West, men averaged 29. 9 hours a week, 2. 1 hours less than
women.
Although a greater proportion of men than women worked more than
40 hours (17 and 7 percent, respectively), their impact on the average work­
week was offset by the unusually large concentration of men working part-time—
slightly more than half compared with about two-fifths of the women.
Department store enterprises having $1 million or more in annual sales
accounted for almost all the employees in that line of business.
Thus, the
average and distribution of weekly hours was nearly identical to that in the en­
tire line (table 24).
In variety stores, the average workweek ranged from 31.8 hours for em ­
ployees in enterprises having $1 million or more in annual sales to 32.9 hours
for those in enterprises having less than $250,000 in annual sales (table 38).
Among the four enterprise groups, nearly equal proportions worked on a parttime basis.
In the largest enterprise, however, a workweek of between 35 and
40 hours, inclusive, applied to one-half the employees, compared with fewer than
two-fifths in each of the other groups.
Moreover, only one-tenth of the larger
group, but at least one-fifth in each of the smaller groups worked more than
40 hours.
Percent of limited price variety store
________ employees working—_________
Average
weekly
hours

Sales size
Enterprises having annual sales of—
$1, 000, 000 or m o re ------------------$50 0 ,00 0 to $ 1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 ----------$25 0 ,00 0 to $50 0 ,00 0 --------------Less than $250, 000 ---------------------

c o n siste n t

p attern

of

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

w e e k ly

Under
35
hours

Between
35 and 40
hours

40
hours

4 1 .4
4 4 .3

2 4 .4

25. 1

11.2

41. 1

25. 5
1 3 .4

11.2
11.2

40. 9

hours

by

en te rp rise

1 8 .0

sa le s

Over
40
hours

9 .2
3 3 .2
21. 9
2 7 .6

v o lu m e

found among the regions or in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
The average workweek was 33. 1 hours in department store establishments
having $250,000 or more in annual sales.
Since virtually all of the department
store employment was restricted to such establishments, the distribution of em­
ployees by their hours of work was similar to the overall pattern (table 25).
This also was true in varying degrees among the various characteristics.
Little relationship was found in variety stores between establishment sales
volume and weekly hours of work.
Employees in establishments having $250, 000
or more in sales averaged 31.8 hours, compared with 32.2 and 32.1 hours for
employees in the two lower volume establishment groups (table 39).
Some dif­
ferences did exist, however, in the hours distribution.
The proportion working
more than 40 hours a week ranged from one-tenth of the employees in estab­
lishments having $250,000 or more in annual sales to one-fourth of those in
establishments having less than $150,000 in annual sales. The proportion working
from 35 to 40 hours, inclusive, however, ranged from one-third of those in the
lowest sales volume establishments to one-half of those in the highest. Nearly
equal proportions worked on a part-time basis.




13

Employees in department stores generally subject to the maximum hours
provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act worked 33 hours a week.
During
the survey week, one-tenth of the department store employees worked longer
than the 40-hour standard workweek.
Since all but 5 percent of the employees
in this retail line were in establishments subject to the act, no comparison can
be made with the nonsubject sector of the industry.
In variety stores slightly more than three-fifths of the employees were in
establishments subject to the act.
These employees averaged 31. 9 hours of
work a week, 0. 3 hours less than the other employees.
Fewer than one-tenth
(9 percent) of the employees in the subject group, but more than one-fifth of
those in the nonsubject group, worked more than 40 hours a week.
Similarly,
a greater proportion of employees in the subject rather than in the nonsubject
group worked a 40-hour week, 26 and 19 percent, respectively.

Weekly Earnings
Employees in general merchandise stores, as a group, averaged $59.23
a week at straight-time rates in June 1966.
Average weekly earnings ranged
from $13. 60 for employees who worked less than 15 hours a week to $88. 45 for
those who worked 48 hours or more a week (table 14).
Weekly earnings are
dependent upon two variables: Average hourly earnings and the number of hours
worked during the week.
Therefore, it is not surprising to find that average
weekly earnings did not vary directly with the number of hours worked during
the week. Employees who worked a 40-hour week, for example, averaged $79. 98
a week, while those who worked over 40 but less than 48 hours a week averaged
18 cents less a week.
Employees in the former group had average earnings of
$2 an hour, whereas those in the latter group averaged $1.86 an hour.
Thus,
the longer hours did not compensate for the lower hourly earnings level.
Among the regions, average weekly earnings ranged from $55. 64 in the
South to $69. 99 in the West.
The earnings differential between the South and
each of the other regions was narrower on a weekly than on an hourly basis,
reflecting the effect of the longer average workweek in the South on the weekly
wage level there.
Employees in department stores averaged $62.53 a week (table 28). Con­
trary to the pattern found in all general merchandise stores, department store
employees in the Northeast— not the South— had the lowest earnings on a weekly
basis, $58. 75. Employees in the Northeast worked 3. 3 hours a week less than
those in the South, and their 11-cent -an-hour pay advantage did not offset this
shorter workweek. Weekly earnings were highest for department store employees
in the West.
In variety stores the average weekly pay level was approximately $17 less
than in department stores— the result of a much lower hourly pay level combined
with a shorter average workweek (table 42).
Almost identical weekly earnings
were found for variety store employees in the North Central and Southern regions,
$43. 18 and $43. 22, respectively. Although average hourly earnings were higher
in the North Central region, the average workweek was 1. 8 hours shorter than
in the South. Similarly, only 84 cents separated the average weekly pay levels
of the Northeast and West, $48. 49 and $49. 33 a week, respectively.
Here,
again, the average hourly pay level was higher in the Northeast, but the average
workweek was 1. 6 hours longer in the West than in the Northeast.




14

Hourly Earnings and Weekly Hours
Employees in general merchandise stores were grouped by their average
hourly earnings and, within each earnings group, were distributed by their weekly
hours of work.
Tabulating the data in this manner revealed that among lower
paid employees (e. g. , those paid less than $ 1 .35 an hour), part-time work was
widespread, whereas among higher paid employees ($2 an hour or more), such
working hours were rare. One-half of the employees paid less than $1. 35 an hour,
but only one-seventh of those paid $ 2 an hour or more, worked less than 35
hours a week.
At the same time, the proportion of employees having work­
weeks of from 40 to 42 hours, inclusive, increased at each progressively higher
point on the pay scale, and these hours were most common among the highest
paid employees.
For example, seven-tenths of the employees paid $3 an hour
or more worked such hours.
Workweeks as long as 48 hours, although some­
what more common among the very lowest paid employees (those paid less than
$1. 25 an hour), applied to fewer than one-fifth of the employees within any
earnings group, as shown in the following tabulation.
Percent of employees earning—

Weekly hours

Under
$ 1 .0 0

Under
$1. 15

Under
$ 1 .2 5

Under
$ 1 .3 5

Under 35 ------------35 to 40 -------------------------------40 to 42 -------------------------------48 and o v e r --------------------------

4 4 .8
7 .9
1 6 .7
1 7 .6

4 5 .9
9 .6
1 7 .9
1 6 .5

4 4 .7
11.6
1 8.2
1 4 .8

5 1.3
1 8.2
2 0 .0
5 .7

Under
$ 2 .0 0
$2. 50
$ 3 .0 0
$ 1 .5 0 or more or more or more
4 9 .2
1 9 .4
2 2 .2
4 .8

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

8 .8
9 .4
67. 2
6 .1

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

When employees within each region were distributed in a like manner,
the earnings and hours relationships that developed generally followed the national
pattern.
Some differences are significant, however, and require amplification.
From the tabulation below it is apparent that among lower paid employees (those
paid less than $1.35 an hour), part-time employment was extremely common in
each of the regions, although to a greater extent in the Northeast and to a lesser
extent in the South.
In the South and West, however, a significant proportion
of these employees (one-fifth) were also found working longer hours (over 40).
The probability of employees earning $2 an hour or more working part
time was lower in the South than in any other region. About equal proportions
having such earnings worked 40 hours a week or more in each region except
the Northeast, where only two-fifths worked these hours.




Employees having average hourly earnings of—
Less than $ 1 .3 5

$2. 00 or more

________ Percent of employees working—_______

Regions
Northeast----------------------------------S o u th ----------------------------------------North C en tral---------------------------W e s t-------------------------------

Under
35 hours
68
39
55

40 hours
or more
9
21
14
5620

Under
35 hours
15
8
15
17

40 hours
or more
40
59
59
54

15

Much the same picture emerged when employees were grouped according
to the number of hours they worked each week and then distributed by their
average hourly earnings.
That is, average hourly earnings were substantially
lower for employees working less than 35 hours a week than for those working
exactly 40 hours a week.
Employees who worked more than 40 hours a week
also earned somewhat less, on an hourly basis, than those who worked 40 hours.

Percent of employees having earnings of—
Average
hourly
earnings

Average weekly hours
Under 15 -----------------------------15 and under
3 5 --------35 and under
4 0 ---------

40

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

Under
$ 1 .3 5

$ 1 .4 3
1 .4 9
1 .6 2

$ 2 .0 0
or more

5 1 .4
3 9 .5
3 2 .2
1 5.6
2 4 .9

.

2 00

$ 3 .0 0
or more

9 .0
9 .0
17. 2
3 7 .5
3 5 .2

1 .6
1. 1
2 .8
1 1.4
9 .7

Over 40 and under 4 4 ----------44 and under
4 8 ---------

1 .90
1 .8 0

31. 1

3 1 .3

9 .8

48 and o v e r -------------------------

1 .7 0

3 3 .5

2 8 .0

6. 1

As the distributions below show, the relationships between weekly hours
and hourly earnings in each of the lines of business were similar to those noted
for all general merchandise stores.
The only noteworthy deviation from the
overall pattern occurred in limited price variety stores, where a much greater
proportion of higher paid employees worked between 35 and 40 hours a week.
For example, 13 percent each of the general merchandise store and department
store employees who were paid $2 an hour or more worked between 35 and 40
hours a week; but 31 percent of variety store employees paid $2 an hour or more
worked such hours.

Percent of employees earning—

Weekly hours

Under
$1. 15

Under
$1. 25

Under
$ 1 .3 5

Under
$ 1 .5 0

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

60. 2
1 6.9
17.8
2 .6

5 8 .6
17.8
1 7.2
2 .5

5 6.3
2 1.3
18.3
1 .7

5 3 .8
21. 2
2 0 .9
1 .7

4 9 .7
6 .9
1 5.0
1 3 .9

51. 2
1 1 .4
1 4 .2
9 .7

51. 1
1 4 .6
1 4.4
8 .4

5 4 .2
1 9 .8
17.7
3 .3

48. 2
2 2 .6
2 1 .6
3. 1

Under
$ 1 .0 0

$ 2 .5 0
or more

$ 3 .0 0
or more

1 3.8
1 2.7
6 3 .9
4. 1

8 .1
9 .0
72. 1
4 .3

6 .8
7 .6
7 5 .6
3 .5

1 4.4
3 1.1
4 0 .2
8 .6

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

13.8
4 1 .2
3 4 .1
6 .0

$ 2 .0 0
or more

Department stores
Under 3 5 ---------------------------------35 and under 4 0 ---------------------40 and under 4 2 ---------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------Limited price variety stores
Under 35 -------------------------------35 and under 4 0 ---------------------40 and under 4 2 ---------------------48 and o v e r ----------------------------




16

Changes in Average Hourly Earnings
General Merchandise Stores
The Bureau's 1965 survey5 of employee earnings and hours in general
merchandise stores makes possible a measurement of the change in employee
pay levels and distributions over a 12-month period.
During this time, em ­
ployment in general merchandise stores increased over 100, 000, from about
1. 6 million employees in 1965; and average straight-time hourly earnings rose
14 cents, from $1. 63 to $1.77.
This advance of 9 percent in the pay level
reflects changes throughout the earnings distribution, although the magnitude of
wage increases was somewhat greater at* the upper than the lower end of the pay
scale.
The change in earnings for the middle 50 percent of the work force best
illustrates this greater advance.
Earnings for this group in June 1965 ranged
from $1. 26 to $1. 78 an hour.
By June 1966, the same group was earning be­
tween $1.32 and $1.92 an hour.
Thus, the top earnings limit of the lowest
paid fourth of the employees advanced 6 cents and the bottom earnings limit of
the highest paid fourth climbed 14 cents.
The single most noteworthy change
in the earnings distribution, however, was the increase from about three-fourths
to more than nine-tenths in the proportion earning at least $1.25 an hour, r e ­
flecting, in part, the influence of the $ 1 .25 an hour minimum wage for large
retail enterprises.

Percent of employees earning—
Average
hourly
earnings
Area

Under $1. 00

1965

1966

United States ------------------------

$ 1.6 3

$1. 77

Northeast-------------------------------S ou th ------------------------------------North C en tral-----------------------W e s t---------------------------------------

1. 70
1 .42
1 .65
1 .89

1.
1.
1.
2.

82
58
75
07

Under $1. 15

Under $ 1 .2 5

$1. 25 and
under $3. 00

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

4. 8

2 .9

9 .4

6 .4

2 2 .6

8 .0

13. 5

14. 7

.8
12. 9
3 .0
.7

.4
7 .4
2 .2
.4

3. 8
1 8.8
8 .4
4. 1

1. 7
12. 9
7 .3
1 .2

1 0.3
42. 2
2 2 .6
7 .8

2. 8
1 4.6
9. 2
2 .6

1 9 .0
1 4 .0
13.3
4. 2

1 1 .4
2 1 .8
16. 1
4. 9

Under $1. 50

Under $2. 00

United States --------------------------

5 7 .0

4 8 .2

8 2 .3

7 7.3

9 1 .6

8 8.9

4. 1

5. 8

Northeast--------------------------------S ou th --------------------------------------North C en tral-------------------------W e st-----------------------------------------

54. 9
7 2 .2
5 6 .4
3 4 .9

16.0
6 0 .9
5 0.8
2 4 .5

8 1 .2
8 9 .4
82. 5
71.3

7 6 .6
8 4 .8
7 9 .2
6 1 .2

9 1 .3
9 4 .9
9 1 .9
85. 5

89. 1
92. 5
8 9 .4
8 1 .5

4 .0
2 .2
4. 1
7 .7

5. 2
3 .5
6. 1
10. 1

Under $2. 50

$3. 00 or more

Average pay levels advanced in each of the four regions; the increases
ranged from 10 cents an hour in the North Central region to 18 cents an hour
in the West.
In relative terms, however, these increases ranged from 6 per­
cent in the North Central region to 11 percent in the South.
Although the pay
differential between the lowest and highest paying regions widened slightly on
an absolute basis, it narrowed somewhat on a relative basis.

^ ^ee Employee Earnings and Hours in Retail General Merchandise Stores,




Tune 1965. BLS Bulletin 1501-2.

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Changes in the distribution were evident in each region.
At the lower
end of the pay scale, the sharpest changes occurred in the South.
The pro­
portion of southern employees paid less than $ 1 .2 5 an hour dropped 27 per­
centage points (from 42 to 15 percent), accounting for more than one-half (53 per­
cent) of the nationwide decline at this pay level.
The proportion of employees
earning between $1. 25 and $1. 30 an hour increased in every region except the
Northeast. In the South the increase was 8 percentage points (from 14 to 22 per­
cent); in the North Central and West it was smaller (less than 3 percentage
points).
In the Northeast the proportion having such earnings declined 8 per­
centage points (from 19 to 11 percent).
Further up the pay scale, changes in
the distribution were more alike. For example, the proportions earning $2 an
hour or more increased from 3 to 5 percentage points in three regions, and by
10 percentage points in the West.
Earnings for the Nation’ s general merchandise employees in metropolitan
areas advanced 14 cents an hour, to $1.84, compared with a 12-cent increase,
to $1.47 for those in nonmetropolitan areas.
Although the difference between
the two areas widened slightly on an absolute basis, it narrowed by a single
point on a relative basis.
The proportion of employees paid less than $1.25 an hour decreased in
both areas— from 17 to 4 percent in urban areas and from 47 to 26 percent in
less urbanized areas.
Although employees in nonmetropolitan areas accounted
for only about one-sixth of the general merchandise work force, these employees
represented more than three-tenths of the reduction in the proportion earning
less than $1. 25 an hour.
No change was found in the proportion of employees
in metropolitan areas having earnings between $1.25 and $1.30 an hour.
On
the other hand, in nonmetropolitan areas the proportion having such earnings
increased from 14 to 20 percent.
Changes towards the upper end of the pay
scale were similar.
Percent of employees earning—
Average
hourly
earnings
Characteristics

1965

M etropolitan a r e a s ---------------------- $ 1. 70

Nonmetropolitan areas--------------M e n ------------------------------------------W om en---------------------------------------

1966
$ 1. 84

1 .3 5
2. 05

1 .4 7
2. 20

1 .4 6

1 .5 6

Under $1. 00

Under $1. 15

Under $1. 25

$1. 25 and
under $1. 30

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

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

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

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

2. 9
2 3 .0
3 .6
7 .7

16. 7
4 7 .4
13. 5
26. 1

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

1 3 .5
13. 5
8. 7
1 5 .4

13. 5
20. 1
8. 7
1 7 .4

Under $1. 50
Metropolitan areas----Nonmetropolitan areas
M e n ---------------------------W om en------------------------

Under $2. 00

Under $2. 50

52. 7
7 5.6
3 4 .2
6 5 .9

8 0.2
9 1.3
59. 5
91. 2

9 0 .6
95. 9
7 5 .6
9 7 .8

43. 8
6 9 .0
2 7 .4
5 7.3

7 4 .9
8 8 .0
53. 8
8 7 .4

87. 8
9 4 .0
7 1 .2
9 6 .6

$3. 00 or more
4.
1.
12.
.

7
8
9
7

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

The average pay level for men increased 15 cents an hour between surveys,
5 cents more than the increase for women.
Each group showed marked changes
at the lower end of the wage distribution.
For example, the proportions paid
less than $1. 25 an hour declined 9 percentage points (from 14 to 5 percent) for
men and by 16 percentage points (from 26 to 10 percent) for women.
At the
upper end of the pay scale, the movement in men’ s and women’ s earnings was
about the same; the proportion paid $2 an hour or more increased 6 and 4 per­
centage points, respectively.




18

Earnings of employees in general merchandise stores, generally subject to
the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, advanced 13 cents
an hour compared with a 16-cent advance for employees in nonsubject stores.
The magnitude of the increase in the nonsubject sector highlights the influence
of factors other than the statutory Federal minimum wage, such as type of r e ­
tail activity, occupational requirements, and methods of wage payment on the
level of employee earnings in general merchandise stores.
In subject stores
the proportion of employees having earnings of less than $1. 25 an hour (the
statutory minimum wage in effect at the time) declined 13 percentage points
(from 14 to 1 percent).
However, the nonsubject sector had an even greater
decrease in the proportion below this pay level, 16 percentage points (from 52 to
36 percent).
Subject establishments showed no changes in the proportion at
$1. 25 and under $1. 30, but, in nonsubject establishments the proportion at this
pay interval advanced from 9 to 13 percent, almost equaling the proportion in
subject establishments.
Changes in the distribution of nonsubject employees1
earnings generally paralleled those of the subject group at the middle and upper
pay levels, except at the very top of the pay scale, where the proportion in non­
subject establishments advanced 6 percentage points to surpass the percentage in
subject establishments above $3 an hour.

_______________ Percent of employees earning—______________
Average
hourly
earnings
Characteristics
Employees in establishments generally—
Subject to the F L S A -------------------------------Not subject to the FLSA--------------------------

Under $1. 00

Under $1. 15

Under $1. 25

$1. 25 and
under $1. 30

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

$1. 73
1.31

$ 1.8 6
1 .4 7

0 .3
2 2.3

0. 1
1 4 .4

1 .2
4 0 .3

0 .6
3 0 .8

1 4.2
5 2 .0

1 .2
3 6 .4

1 4 .5
9. 1

1 4 .5
1 2.6

Under $ 1 .4 0
Subject to the F L S A ---Not subject to the FLSA

Under $1. 50

Under $2. 00

4 2 .6
7 0.6

5 1 .4
7 5.3

7 9 .4
9 1 .8

31. 7
61. 1

4 2 .3
6 6 .7

7 4 .0
8 4 .5

$ 3 .0 0 or more
A Q
ft* y
1 .6

6. 7
7 .6

Lines of Business
Average hourly earnings advanced 14 cents in department stores, from
$1. 75 in June 1965, and by 12 cents in limited price variety stores, from $1. 31.
Changes in the earnings distributions were apparent in both lines of business.
The proportion of employees paid less than $1. 25 an hour declined 11 percentage
points (from 13 to 2 percent) in department stores and 29 percentage points
(from 47 to 18 percent) in variety stores. Changes toward the upper end of the
pay scale were less pronounced.
For example, the proportion earning $2 an
hour or more increased 5 percentage points in department stores and 2 percentage points in variety stores.
In department stores, the advance in the average pay level ranged from
10 cents an hour in the North Central region to 21 cents an hour in the West.
On the other hand, in variety stores the smallest increase was recorded in the
West, 8 cents an hour, whereas the largest took place in the South, 13 cents
an hour.




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Percent of employees earning—
Average
hourly
earnings

Under $1. 00

Under $1. 15

Under $1. 25

$1. 25 and
under $1. 30

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

2 .0
21. 5

1. 1
14. 6

12. 8
4 7 .4

1 .6
17. 7

14. 7
1 5.4

12. 5
24. 8

Stores

1965

1966

1965

Department stores-------------------Limited price variety stores - -

$1. 75
1.31

$1. 89
1.43

0 .9
1 0.2

1966
0. 5
7 .0

Under $1. 50

Under $2. 00

Under $2. 50

4 9 .9
8 3 .0

Department stores---------------------Limited price variety sto re s-----

7 8 .4
9 5 .2

8 9 .6
9 8 .3

4 0 .6
7 4 .9

73.3
9 2 .8

$3. 00 or more

86. 5
9 6 .9

5. 2
.5

7 .4
1 .3

Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area earnings increased by about the
same amount in both lines of business— 14 cents in both areas in department
stores, and 11 cents in metropolitan areas and 12 cents in nonmetropolitan areas
in variety stores.
Similarly, in both lines men’ s earnings advanced 15 cents
an hour and women1s 11 cents.
In subject department stores the average hourly pay level increased 14 cents,
and the proportion of employees having earnings of less than $1. 25 an hour
dropped sharply, from 11 to 1 percent.
Changes of equal magnitude persisted
into the middle reaches of the pay scale. For example, the proportion paid less
than $1. 50 declined from nearly one-half to slightly fewer than two-fifths.

Percent of employees earning—
Average
hourly
earnings
Characteristics

1965

1966

$1. 77
(1)

$1. 91
(1)

Under $1. 00
1965

1966

Under $1. 15

Under $1. 25

$ 1 .2 5 and
under $1. 30

1965

1966

1965

1965

1966

1966

Department stores
Employees in establishments generally—
Subject to the F L S A -----------------------------Not subject to the FLSA------------------------

0. 1

0. 1

0 .4

0 .3

10. 7

0 .6

14. 7

1 2 .4

(1)

( !)

( !)

(M

( !)

(M

( !)

(M

$3. 00 or more

Under $1. 50

Under $2. 00

39. 2

2 8 .4

4 8 .2

3 9 .4

7 7 .5

7 2.3

5 .5

7. 7

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

( !)

Under $1. 40
Subject to the F L S A -------------------------------------------Not subject to the FLSA-------------------------------------1 Insufficient data to warrant presentation.

Earnings of employees in subject variety stores advanced 11 cents an hour,
3 cents more than the increase recorded by other variety store employees. The
implementation of the $1. 25 an hour minimum wage had a pronounced effect in
subject variety stores; 35 percent of the employees earned less than that amount
in June 1965, compared with only 4 percent the following year. Changes further
up the pay scale, although small by comparison, were significant. In the non­
subject sector, changes in the distribution were smaller than those in the subject




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sector and were confined mostly to employees paid $1 or more. The proportion
paid less than $1 declined only 3 percentage points from the relatively high level
of 30 percent.
On the other hand, the proportion paid between $1 and $1. 25
declined from two-fifths to fewer than three-tenths, and the proportion paid $1. 25
or more advance from three-tenths to almost one-half.

Percent of employees earning—
Average
hourly
earnings
Characteristics

1965

Under $1. 00

Under $1. 15

Under $1. 25

$ 1 .2 5 and
under $1. 30

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

$ 1 .5 4
1. 18

0. 5
29. 8

0. 1
2 6 .6

4 .0
5 5.3

2 .9
46. 9

3 5 .3
6 9 .2

4 .0
5 4 .5

1 7 .8
9 .2

2 8 .3
1 3 .2

Limited price variety stores
Employees in establishments generally—
Subject to the F L S A ---------------------------Not subject to the FLSA----------------------

$ 1.4 3
1. 10

Under $ 1 .4 0

Under $2. 00

6 9 .4
8 8 .4

Subject to the F L S A ----Not subject to the FLSA

Under $1. 50
7 6 .8
92. 1

9 2 .6
98. 7

57. 1
8 2 .2

6 8 .3
8 7 .6

90. 1
9 7 .6

$3. 00 or more
0 .8
.2

1 .8
.6

Changes in Weekly Hours of Work
General Merchandise Stores
General merchandise employees worked 0. 5 hours less, on the average,
in June 1966 than in June 1965.
The shortening of the average workweek from
34. 0 to 33. 5 hours reflects a small but noticeable movement away from longer
workweeks (over 40) and towards part-time employment (less than 3 5 hours a
week).
The proportion of employees on long workweeks declined from 17 to
14 percent, and the proportion on a part-time basis increased from 34 to 37 per­
cent.
There was no change in the proportion who worked 35 to 40 hours, in­
clusive.
Although employment in general merchandise stores increased about
103, 000 between surveys, the number of employees who worked more than
40 hours a week declined by 32, 000, while those on a part-time basis increased
by about 85, 900.
Percent of employees working—
Average
weekly
hours
Area
United States -------------------Northeast---------------------------S o u th ---------------------------------North C en tral-------------------W e s t------------------------------------




Under 35
hours

35 to 40
hours

40 hours

Over 40
hours

48 hours
and over

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

3 4 .0

3 3 .5

3 4 .4

36. 5

1 8.6

17.1

3 0 .0

3 1 .9

16. 9

14. 4

6 .3

5. 1

2 3 .4
1 6.2
1 4 .4
1 3 .8

23. 7
2 6 .0
3 3 .0
42. 0

2 3.3
3 3 .6
3 3 .0
39. 0

1 0 .7
26. 9
1 1 .5
1 6.3

1 0 .4
20. 4
1 3 .5
1 2 .4

3 .9
1 0 .4
3 .7
7. 9

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

32.
35.
33.
35.

3
7
3
1

3 1 .8
35. 1
3 3 .3
3 3 .8

40.
28.
36.
30.

0
9
8
3

42.9
29.9
38.2
34.8

2 5 .6
18.3
1 6 .8
1 1.3

1965

1966

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In every region but the North Central, employees worked fewer hours, on
the average, in June 1966 than in June 1965. The length of the average work­
week declined 0. 5 hours in the Northeast, 0. 6 hours in the South, and 1. 3 hours
in the West.
In the North Central region the average length of the workweek
did not change, and this was the only region in which the proportion of employees
who worked in excess of 40 hours a week increased (from 1Z to 14 percent).
In each of the regions however, the proportion of employees who worked less
than 35 hours a week increased from 1 to 5 percentage points.
The length of the workweek declined 0. 6 hours, on the average, in met­
ropolitan areas but was unchanged in nonmetropolitan areas, from respective
levels of 33. 7 and 35. 3 hours in June 1965. In both areas, however, the pro­
portion of employees who worked in excess of 40 hours declined, from 14 to
12 percent in metropolitan areas and from Z9 to Z6 percent in nonmetropolitan
areas; these declines were matched by increases in the proportion of employees
on a part-time basis.
Percent of employees working—
Average
weekly
hours
Characteristic
Metropolitan areas-----------Nonmetropolitan areas------M e n ----------------------------------W o m e n ------------------------------

Under 35
hours

35 to 40
hours

40 hours

Over 40
hours

48 hours
and over

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

33. 7
3 5 .3
3 6 .3
3 3.1

33. 1
3 5 .3
3 5 .6
3 2 .6

35. 1
3 1 .2
26. 7
3 7 .3

3 7 .5
3 2 .2
2 9.3
39. 7

19. 1
1 6.6
11. 1
21. 5

1 7.2
1 6.9
9. 5
2 0 .4

3 1 .6
2 3.3
3 2 .4
29. 1

3 3 .3
2 5 .3
36. 7
29. 8

14. 1
2 8 .9
29. 9
1 2 .0

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

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

3. 8
10.2
1 0.6
2. 7

The length of the average workweek declined 0.7 hours for men and 0.5 hours
for women from their June 1965 levels of 36. 3 and 33. 1 hours, respectively.
A marked decline was noted in the proportion of men who worked over 40 hours
a week, from 30 to Z5 percent. This was accompanied by increases in the pro­
portions who worked 40 hours and part time.
The proportion of women who
worked in excess of 40 hours dropped from 1Z to 10 percent, while the pro­
portion who worked part time increased from 37 to 40 percent.
The average number of hours worked by employees in general merchandise
establishments, generally subject to the maximum hours provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act, declined 0. 5 hours from 33. 8 in June 1965. Interestingly,
the workweek of those employees in establishments not subject to the act dropped
more sharply, 1. 6 hours from 35. Z in June 1965.
In the same context, the
proportion of employees who worked in excess of 40 hours declined 5 percentage
points (from 38 to Z8 percent) in the nonsubject sector. In subject establishments,
the proportion on a 40-hour week increased Z percentage points; there was a
3 point decline among those working 35 to 40 hours, which was offset by an
equal increase among those working part time.
In nonsubject establishments,
there was a slight decrease in the proportion working 40 hours, but the pro­
portions in both of the shorter hours groups increased.
Percent of employees working—
Average
weekly
hours

Under 35
hours

35 to 40
hours

40 hours

Over 40
hours

48 hours
and over

Characteristic

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

Employees in establish­
ments generally—
Subject to the F L S A ----Not subject to the
FLSA --------------------------

33. 8

3 3 .3

33. 7

3 6 .3

2 0 .5

1 7.9

3 2 .5

3 4 .2

13. 5

1 1.9

3. 5

3 .5

3 5 .2

3 3 .6

35. 5

39. 5

1 0.8

12.3

2 0 .8

2 0 .4

3 2 .7

27. 8

1 8.3

1 3 .0




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Lines of Business
The length of the average workweek declined 0. 5 hours in department stores
but rose 0. 2 hours in limited price variety stores. The shortening of the work­
week in the one case and the lengthening of it in the other, resulted from shifts
in the proportion of employees working 40 hours or less rather than changes
among those employees working longer hours.
The proportion of employees
working longer than 40 hours declined in both lines, from 12 to 11 percent in
department stores and from 13 to 12 percent in variety stores. In variety stores,
however, the proportion of employees on a part-time basis also declined, and
this decline, combined with an increase of from 44 to 47 percent in the pro­
portion working between 35 and 40 hours, inclusive, raised the average work­
week slightly.
In department stores, on the other hand, part-time employment
increased.
_______________________ Percent of employees working—_______________________
Average
weekly
hours
Store
Department stores-------------Limited price variety
stores--------------------------------

Under 35
hours

35 to 40
hours

40 hours

Over 40
hours

48 hours
and over
1965

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1966

3 3 .6

33. 1

34. 5

3 7.3

19. 5

1 7 .4

3 3 .6

34. 7

1 2 .4

1 0 .5

2-. 9

2. 8

3 1 .7

3 1 .9

4 2 .4

4 1 .4

2 2 .0

23. 1

22.1

23. 7

1 3 .4

11. 8

3. 7

4. 1

The workweek in department stores declined from 0. 3 hours in the North
Central region to 1. 3 hours in the West. In variety stores, however, thework­
week declined by 0. 3 hours in the Northeast, remainedunchanged in the North
Central, increased 0. 4 hours in the South, and 0. 9 hours in the West.
The number of hours worked by department store employees declined
0. 5 hours in metropolitan areas and 0. 4 hours in nonmetropolitan areas.
On
the other hand, employees in variety stores in metropolitan areas worked the
same number of hours, on the average, and in nonmetropolitan areas the length
of the average workweek increased 0. 6 hours.
In department stores, men worked 0. 6 hours less and women, 0. 5 hours
less, in 1966 than in
1965. In variety stores, however, men worked 0. 8 hours
longer and women, 0. 1 hours longer than in June 1965.
The workweek in subject department stores declined 0. 6 hours from the
1965 level of 33. 6 hours a week. There was a small decline in the proportion
of employees working in excess of 40 hours a week, from 12 to 11 percent, but
a greater increase in the proportion on a part-time basis, from 34 to 37 percent.
The average workweek in subject variety stores increased slightly, from
31. 8 to 31.9 hours.
In nonsubject variety stores, however, the workweek was
nearly a full hour longer in 1966 than in 1965, 32. 2 hours compared with
31.3 hours. The hours distribution of subject employees changed little between
surveys. On the other hand, a decline in the proportion of nonsubject employees
who worked less than 35 hours a week (from 46 to 42 percent) was accompanied
by a noticeable increase in the proportion working at least 35 but less than
40 hours a week, (from 13 to 18 percent).
Virtually no change occurred in
the proportions working 40 hours or more.




23

____________________Percent of employees working—_________________
Average
weekly
hours
Characteristic

Under 35
hours

35 to 40
hours

40 hours

Over 40
hours

48 hours
and over

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

Establishments generally—
Subject to the FLSA --------------- - - 3 3 .6
Not subject to the F L SA --------(*)

3 3 .0

34. 1

3 7 .2

1 9 .4

17. 3

3 4 .4

3 4 .9

1 2 .2

1 0.7

2 .7

2 .7

(M

i 1)

(*)

(M

i 1)

(M

(J
)

( l)

(4

(M

( J)

4. 04
4 5 .9

3 9 .8
4 2 .2

2 6 .9
1 3 .2

26. 1
1 7 .9

2 3 .4
1 9 .4

2 5 .9
1 8 .9

9 .2
2 1 .5

8 .2
2 1 .3

2 .4
6 .2

2 .7
7 .4

Department stores

Limited priced variety stores
Establishments generally —
Subject to the F L S A -------------Not subject to the FLSA----------

3 1 .8
3 1 .3

3 1 .9
32. 2

1 Insufficient data to warrant presentation.

Changes in Weekly Earnings
Average weekly earnings of employees in general merchandise stores in­
creased from $55.51 in June 1965 to $59.23 in June 1966. The year’ s increase
in average hourly earnings (8. 6 percent) is not fully reflected in increased weekly
earnings (6. 7 percent) because of the decrease in weekly hours.
Average weekly
earnings

______ Increase______

Area

1965

1966

Dollars

United States--------------------------------

$55. 51

$59 .2 3

$ 3 .7 2

Northeast------------------------------------S ou th ------------------------------------------North C e n tral-----------------------------W e s t---------------------------------------------

54. 84
5 0 .5 8
5 4.8 8
6 6 .5 5

57. 74
5 5 .6 4
58. 18
6 9 .9 9

2. 90
5 .0 6
3 .3 0
3 .4 4

Percent

Percent
increase
in average
hourly
earnings

6. 7

8 .6

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

7. 1
11.3
6. 1
9.5

On a regional basis, weekly earnings increased from $2.90 in the North­
east to $ 5 .0 6 in the South. The South had the highest absolute and relative in­
creases on both an hourly and weekly basis.
In the North Central region (the
only region in which the average workweek did not decline), the relative in­
crease on a weekly basis was almost the same as on an hourly basis.
Average weekly earnings in department stores rose $ 3 .8 2 or 6 .5 percent
from the June 1965 level of $58.71.
Weekly earnings in limited price variety
stores advanced even more between the surveys, $3. 98 or 9. 6 percent from
$41. 53 in June 1965. Because of the hours decrease in department stores, the
advance made in straight-time hourly earnings was not fully reflected in increased
weekly earnings.
In variety stores on the other hand, the hourly increase is
totally reflected in the rise of weekly earnings, as a result of the slight upward
movement in weekly hours since June 1965, from 31. 7 to 31. 9.
In both lines of business, employees in the Southern region recorded the
greatest advances (both absolutely and relatively) in weekly earnings, thus, high­
lighting the influence of the longer workweek in this region.
Conversely, the
smallest gain in department stores was found in the North Central region, and
in variety stores in the Northeast, as shown in the tabulation (page 24).




24

Average weekly earnings
Department
stores
Area

1965

United S ta te s---------------------$58. 71
N ortheast--------------------------5 4 .9 8
South-------------------------------55. 63
North Central-----------------58. 81
West ---------------------------------6 9 .1 2

Limited price
variety stores

1966

1965

1966

$62. 53

$41. 53

5 8 .7 5
60. 40
61. 54
7 3.5 6

4 5 .3 4
3 8 .1 7
39. 57
4 5 .4 3

Percent increase
in average
hourly earnings

Increase
Department
stores

Limited price
variety stores

Dollars Percent

Dollars Percent

$45. 51

$ 3 .8 2

6 .5

$ 3 .9 8

4 8 .4 9
43. 22
43. 18
4 9.3 3

3. 77
4. 77
2. 73
4 .4 4

6 .9
8 .6
4 .6
6 .4

3. 15
5. 05
3 .6 1
3 .9 0

Depart­
ment
stores

Limited
price
variety
stores

9 .6

8 .0

9 .2

6 .9
1 3.2
9. 1
8 .6

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

8. 1
1 1 .4
8. 7
5 .4

In none of the regions was the advance in weekly earnings in department
stores as great as the advance on an hourly basis. In variety stores, however,
the hourly advance was fully reflected in the weekly increase in each region
except the Northeast, the only region where the average number of hours worked
declined between surveys.

Changes in Weekly Hours by Hourly Earnings
Data relating average weekly hours and straight-time hourly earnings were
prepared for the Bureau's 1965 and 1966 surveys of general merchandise stores,
making possible an analysis of the changes which occurred over the 12-month
period.
From the tabulation below it becomes apparent that the decline in weekly
hours noted for all general merchandise store employees was more evident among
lower than higher paid employees. Part-time work increased in importance since
June 1965 among lower paid employees, and among higher paid employees (those
paid at least $2 anhour) the 40- to 42-hour week increased in frequency. However,
regardless of the level of earnings, there was a decline in the proportion of em­
ployees working 48 hours or more during this period.
Percent of employees working—
Average
weekly
hours

Under 35 hours

35 to 40 hours

40 to 42 hours
(exclusive)

48 hours or more

Average hourly
earnings

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

Under $ 1 . 3 5 -------------------$2. 00 or m o r e ---------------$3. 00 or m o r e ----------------

3 1.3
3 8 .5
3 9 .2

3 0 .3
38. 1
3 9 .3

47. 1
12. 5
8 .6

5 1.3
1 4 .4
7 .7

18. 2
1 7 .9
13. 8

1 8.2
1 2 .9
8 .3

22. 5
5 4 .2
6 2 .7

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

6 .3
8 .5
6 .0

5. 7
6 .3
5 .4

Changes in Hourly Earnings by Weekly Hours
Average hourly earnings increased for each hours grouping, with the largest
increase, 20 cents, registered by those employees working from 40 to 44 hours
a week. This group had the largest percentage point increase among employees
who earned $2 an hour or more, as well as $3 an hour or more.
In each
group, the proportion of employees paid less than $1. 35 an hour declined, but
the most noticeable drop was among part-time employees (tabulation page 25).




25

Average
hourly
earnings
Hours worked
Under 1 5 ---------15 and under 35
35 and under 40
40 and under 44
44 and under 48
48 and over-------

___________Percent of employees earning—
Under $1. 35

$2. 00 or more

$ 3 .0 0 or more

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

1965

1966

$1. 32
1 .4 0
1. 59
1. 79
1 .6 4
1 .5 5

$1.43
1.49
1 .62
1 .9 9
1. 80
1. 70

66. 1
5 7 .0
4 1 .8
2 7 .8
4 3 .0
4 3 .0

5 1 .4
3 9 .5
3 2 .2
1 7 .0
31. 1
3 3 .5

5 .5
6. 7
1 7 .0
26. 8
2 3 .9
23. 7

9 .0
9 .0
1 7.2
3 7 .2
3 1.3
2 8 .0

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

1 .6
1. 1
2 .8
11. 1
9 .8
6. 1

Changes in Earnings and Hours, October 1956 to June 1966 6
Average hourly earnings in June 1966 were 57 cents higher than the level
recorded in October 1956.
The advance in the pay level was only 23 cents
between 1956 and 1961 as compared with 34 cents between 1961 and 1966; 14 cents
of the latter occurred between 1965 and 1966.
Changes in the distribution of individual employee earnings occurred all
along the pay scale, but were larger at the lower end.
The proportion paid
less than $1. 25 an hour, for example, declined from 67 to 8 percent over this
10-year period. At the same time, the proportion paid at least $2 an hour in­
creased from 7 to 23 percent.
The average pay level increased in each region since October 1956.
The
amount of the increase was 49 cents in the North Central region, 57 cents in
both the Northeast and South, and 69 cents in the West.
However, on a rela­
tive basis the increases ranged from 39 percent in the North Central region to
56 percent in the South.
Sharp changes were evident at the lower end of the pay scale in each region,
but the most pronounced occurred in the South.
For example, the proportion
of employees in the South paid less than $1. 25 an hour dropped from 80 percent
in 1956 to 15 percent in 1966.
However, the South accounted for 34 percent
of the employees paid less than $1. 25 an hour in 1956, but 52 percent of those
having such earnings in 1966.
Thus, the advance in the pay level of lower
paid employees in the South was slower than in the rest of the Nation.
The
West recorded the most movement at the upper end of the pay scale. The pro­
portion paid at least $2 an hour, for example, increased from 10 to 39 per­
cent between 1956 and 1966.
The greater advance in the earnings level of
higher paid employees in the West than in the other regions is reflected by
the fact that in 1956, employees in that region accounted for 19 percent of the
employees paid $2 an hour or more, compared with 27 percent 10 years later.

6 See Employee Earnings in Retail Trade, in October 1956, General Merchandise Stores, Bulletin 1220-2;
Employee Earnings in Retail General Merchandise Stores, June 1961, June 1962, Bulletins 1338-2 and 1380-2; and
Employee Earnings and Hours in Retail General Merchandise Stores, June 1965, Bulletin 1501-2.




26

United States
Oct.
Average hourly earnings
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$0. 5 0 ---------------------$0. 7 5 ---------------------$ 1 . 0 0 ---------------------$1. 0 5 ---------------------$ 1 . 1 5 ---------------------$ 1 . 2 0 ---------------------$ 1 . 2 5 ---------------------$ 1 . 3 0 ---------------------$ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------$2. 0 0 ---------------------$2. 5 0 ---------------------$3. 0 0 ----------------------

June

Oct.

_________________ June

1956

1961

1962

1965

1966

1956

1961

1962

1965

1966

2
16
40
50
60
64
67
72
81
93
97
99

1
5
17
30
41
46
49
56
69
87
94
98

(X
)
3
8
24
34
41
45
52
67
86
93
97

( J)
2
5
8
9
19
23
36
57
82
92
96

(*)
1
3
5
6
7
8
23
48
77
89
94

(M
8
35
47
58
61
65
69
80
94
98
99

i 1)

( !)
(1)
2
13
22
34
39
47
63
84
94
97

(M
(1)
1
3
4
8
10
29
55
81
91
96

( J)
(1)
(M
1
2
3
3
14
46
77
89
95

1,378.5

1,402.5

1,647.3

1,750.1

326.3

374.5

380.9

425.0

451.2

$1.4 3

$ 1 .5 0

$ 1.6 3

$1. 77

$ 1 .2 5

$ 1 .4 7

$1. 58

$1. 70

$1. 82

Number of employees
(in thousands)------------ ----- 1,321.3
Average hourly earnings - -

Northeast

$1. 20

1
5
24
38
44
48
56
70
88
95
98

South

North Central

5
35
60
67
75
78
80
83
89
96
98
99

2
15
37
50
59
62
65
70
80
91
96
98

1
7
17
41
52
57
60
66
77
90
95
98

(M
7
13
17
19
37
42
56
72
89
95
98

(M
3
7
11
13
14
15
36
61
85
93
97

(1)
10
35
46
57
61
65
70
80
92
97
98

(1)
3
17
27
38
43
47
54
68
86
94
98

(1)
2
8
25
36
42
47
54
69
86
93
97

(1)
1
3
6
8
19
23
36
56
83
92
96

(1)
(1)
2
5
7
8
9
25
51
79
89
94

Number of employees
(in thousands)-----------

375.7

378.8

385.3

461.2

489.4

439.4

433.2

441.6

500.8

532.3

Average hourly earnings - -

$1. 01

$1. 23

$1. 32

$1. 42

$1. 58

$1. 26

$1. 46

$1. 48

$1. 65

$1. 75

C1)
(1)
1
2
4
7
8
12
35
71
86
92

( !)
(1)
(1)
1
1
2
3
8
25
61
82
90

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$0. 5 0 --------$0. 7 5 ---------------------$ 1 . 0 0 ---------------------$ 1 . 0 5 ------ -------------$ 1 . 1 5 ---------------------$1. 2 0 ---------------------$1. 25 — -----------------$ 1 . 3 0 ---------------------$1. 5 0 ---------------------$2. 0 0 ---------------------$2. 5 0 ---------------------$3. 0 0 ----------------------

West
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$0. 5 0 ------------------------------------$0. 7 5 ---------------------------- --------$ 1 . 0 0 ------------------------------------$ 1 . 0 5 ------------------ -----------------$1. 1 5 -------------------------------------$ 1 . 2 0 ------------------------------------$1. 2 5 ------------------------------------$1. 3 0 ------------------------------------$ 1 . 5 0 ------------------------------------$2. 0 0 ------------------------------------$2. 5 0 ------------------------------------$3. 0 0 -------------------------------------

i1 )

3
19
30
42
47
51
58
72
90
96
99

(X
)
(1)
3
10
18
23
26
34
49
78
91
96

(1)
2
7
15
21
24
34
51
78
88
95

Number of employees (in thousands)

179.9

192.0

194.6

260.3

277.2

Average hourly earnings ---------- -------

$ 1 .3 8

$1. 70

$1. 71

$1. 89

$ 2 .0 7

*

Less than 0. 5 percent.

The workweek of employees in general merchandise stores changed some­
what between October 1956 and June 1966.
A smaller proportion of employees
(14 percent) worked more than 40 hours a week in June 1966, than in October




27

1956, when 25 percent worked such hours.
Part-time employment increased
in relative importance over this 10-year period, whereas the proportion of em­
ployees working from 35 to 40 hours inclusive, increased from 46 to 50 per­
cent between 1956 and 1961, but remained nearly constant from 1961 to 1966.
As shown in the tabulation below, this pattern was generally followed, in
varying degrees, for the groups working part time and over 40 hours in each
of the regions.
Some variation, however, was found in the proportion working
standard hours (35 to 40, inclusive).
The proportion having such hours de­
clined slightly in the Northeast and West, increased slightly in the North Central
region, but increased substantially in the South.

Northeast

United States
Oct.
Weekly hours of work
Under 35 ---------------------35 to 40 (inclusive) — Over 40 ------------------------

1956
30
46
25

June
1961
31
50
19

Oct.

1962

1965

1966

32
49
18

34
49
17

37
49
14

1956
33
50
17

South

June
1961

1962

36
54
11

37
51
12

Oct.

1965
40
49
11

1966
43
47
10

________ North Central________
Under 35 -----------------------------------------------------------------------35 to 40 (in clu sive)------------------------------------------------------Over 40 --------------------------------------------------------------------------




32
46
22

32
49
19

32
49
19

37
50
13

38
48
14

June

1956

1961

25
37
38

25
46
29

1962
28
47
25

1965

1966

29
44
27

30
50
20

_____________ West_____________
27
54
19

31
55
14

32
51
17

30
53
17

35
53
12

28




Table Note

Because of rounding, sums of individual items
may not equal totals,
Dash (-) indicates no employees.
Asterisk (*) indicates fewer than 50 employees
or less than 0. Q percent.
j5

G
eneral m an ise sto
erch d
res
Table 1.

Average straight-time hourly earnings or nonsupervisory employees by selected characteristics,
United States, June 1966
Enterprises with annual sales of—
$ 1, 00 0,000 or more

Region

Metropolitan
areas

$ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 to $ 1 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0

Nonmetropolitan
areas

Men

Women

Men

Women

Metropolitan
areas
Men

Women

$ 1 . 52

$ 2 . 30
2 . 21

$ 1 .6 4
1 .6 6

$ 2 . 07
2. 15

$1. 42
1 .4 5

$ 1 .9 1
1 .9 2

-------------------------------------------------------------------------N o r t h C e n t r a l -------------------------------------------------------

2. 0 8

1 .5 0

1 .9 4

2. 40

2. 03

1.8 7
1 .8 6

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

2. 63

1 .6 1
1 .8 6

1. 35
1 .4 4

2. 46

1. 5 6

1.91

U nited S tates

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

N ortheast

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

South
W est




$ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 to $5 0 0 ,0 0 0

Nonmetropolitan
areas
Men

$ 1 .7 1

Women

Men

$ 1 .4 2

$ 2 . 29

1. 60

1 .9 1
1 .4 7
2. 60

1. 63
1 .0 4

2. 29
1. 6 4

1. 18

1 .4 1

1. 32
2 .9 2

1 .2 9
1 .9 2

1. 63

Metropolitan
areas

2. 50

Women

Nonmetropolitan
areas
Men

Women

$ 1 . 53
1 .4 0

$ 1 . 65
2. 1 4

$ 1 . 19
1.4 9

1 . 10

1 . 11

1.41

1. 5 4
1. 54

2 . 19

1 .4 2

1. 17
1 .4 4

Le ss than $2 50 ,0 00
Metropolitan
areas
Men

$ 1 .7 3
1. 6 7
1 .8 6
1 .6 3
1 .7 0

Women

Nonmetropolitan
areas
Men

Women

$ 1 . 37
1 .41

$ 1 .5 3

$ 1 .0 2

2. 0 8

1. 28

1. 36

1 . 11
2. 0 2

.9 1
1 .0 2

2. 23

1. 33

1. 33
1 .4 4

r
o
CD

G eral m an ise sto
en
erch d
res
Table 2.

Cumulative numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings,
United States and regions, June 1966
^^Em jD lo^e^s^in^hou^ands^

United States

Northeast

Average hourly earnings

North Central

South

Percent

Number

Percent

.2
2. 7
7.4

*
1.5
11. 5

*
. 3
2.2

*
. 3
1.1

*
.1
•4

Percent

. 1
.2
1.9

*
♦
.4

.9
13.4
36.2

Number

1.0
1 6.4
5C. 7

. 1
. 9
2.9

West

Number

Number

Number
Under $0. 50 -------------------Under $0. 75 -------------------Under $ 1. 00 --------------------

j

Percent

Percent

j

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.05
$1.10
$1.15
$1.20
$ 1. 2 5

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

8 5.0
95 . 8
11 2 .9
1 2 8. 1
140.2

4. 9
5. 5
6.4
7. 3
8.0

4.4
5.9
7. 8
11.1
12 . 9

1.0
1.3
1.7
2.5
2. B

53 . 6
58 . 4
63. 0
66.3
71.2

10.9
11.9
12.9
13. 5
14 . 6

24.2
28.6
3 8. 7
44. 3
48 .9

4. 5
5.4
7.3
8.3
9. 2

2. 8
2. 9
3.4
6.4
7.3

1.0
1.0
1.2
2. 3
2.6

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 30 -------------------$ 1. 35 -------------------$ 1 . 4 0 -------------------$ 1 . 4 5 -------------------$ 1 . 5 0 --------------------

39 7 . 7
53 0 . C
67 2 . 6
772.4
84 4 . 1

22.7
30 .3
33 . 4
44. 1
48.2

64. 1
111.3
149.1
13 3 . 8
207. 7

14.2
24 .8
33.1
40.7
4 6 .C

178.2
21 3.4
259. 3
280.6
298.1

36.4
43. 6
53 .0
57 . 3
60. 9

134.4
171.6
21 7. 3
248. 0
27 0.4

25 . 3
32.2
40 .8
46 .6
50.8

20. 9
33 . 3
46 . 8
59.9
68.0

7.5
12.0
16.9
21.6
24.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 5 5
$1.60
$1.65
$ 1. 70
$1. 7 5

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

554.6
1014.9
1 0 8 1 .4
1130.6
1 1 7 4 .0

54. 5
58 .0
61 .8
64.6
6 7. 1

2 39 . 7
256. 1
2 74.0
287.4
299.4

53.1
56.8
60.7
63.7
66.4

324.2
33 8. 9
354. 8
366.9
376.2

66. 2
69.2
72 . 5
75. 0
76 . 9

30 5. 6
325.2
34 4. 6
358.7
37 1 . 2

57.4
61.1
64. 7
67 .4
6 9.7

85.1
94.8
10 8. 0
11 7. 6
127. 1

30. 7
34.2
39.0
42 .4
45 . 9

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
$2.

80
85
90
95
00

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

1 2 2 1 .2
1 2 5 7 .9
1 3 0 C. 6
1 3 2 9 .9
13 52 .1

6 9.8
71.9
7 4.3
76 . o
77 . 3

311.4
319.5
3 31.9
340.7
345.3

69.0
70.3
73.6
75.4
75. 6

386.6
395.0
404.7
410.4
41 5.1

79. 0
80.7
32. 7
83.9
84 . 8

38 5. 9
397. 7
4u
9
415. 1
42 1.6

72.5
74.7
76 . 6
78. 0
79 . ?

137.2
145. 7
15 6. 1
1 64. 1
16 9. 6

49 . 5
52.6
56.3
59.2
61.2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2.
$2.
$2.
$2.

10
20
30
40
50

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

1 4 1 3 .5
1459.2
! 5 G2 . 4
1535.0
1556.0

80. 8
83.4
85.9
87.7
8 8.9

362.2
373.5
33 6 . 1
39 5 . 4
40 1 . 9

30.3
82.8
85.6
87.8
39 . i

425. 8
4 33.9
443.0
449. 2
45 2.6

8 7. 0
88. 7
90. 5
91 .8
92. 5

440.
45 1.
462.
470.
475.

0
5
3
5
7

82.7
84.8
36 . 8
88 . 4
89.4

185.4
200.2
21 1 .1
219.9
225.8

66. 9
72.2
76. 1
79 . 3
81.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2 .
$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 3.

60
70
80
90
00

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

1 58 5. 6
160 5 . 0
1 6 2 2 .6
1 6 3 7 .5
1 6 4 9 .2

9 0. 6
9 1.7
92.7
9 3.6
9 4.2

410.4
41 5. 2
42 0. 0
424. 4
42 7. 9

9 1.0
92.0
93.1
94. 1
94. 8

456. 1
464.0
46 7.4
470.3
472.3

9 3.8
94 . 8
95 . 5
96. 1
96.5

483.
483.
493.
49 7 .
499.

3
7
6
5
9

90.8
91.8
92.7
93 .5
93.9

2 3 2. 8
237.0
241.6
24 5. 3
249. 1

84 .0.
85. 5
87. 1
88 . 5
89.9

Total -----------------------

175 C. 1

100.0

45 1.2

100.0

489.4

Average hourly earnings




$1.77

$1.82

100.0
$1 . 5 8

100.0

532.3
$1 .75

100.0

277.2
$2.07

G eral m an ise sto
en
erch d
res
Table 3.

Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings,
by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, United States and regions, June 1966
United States

Av erage hourly earnings

Under $0 . 50 ------------------------ --------------------------------------------Under $0. 7 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Under $1. 00 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Metro­
politan
areas

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

South

Northeast
Metr o­
politan
areas

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

_

Metr o­
politan
areas

North 'C entral

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Metr o­
politan
areas

West

Nonmetro­
politan
areas
_

Metro ­
politan
areas

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

_

*
.2
. 8

. 2
4. 1
12.4

*
*
. 5

. 1

. 1
.6
1.8

. 4
3.7
2 2.9

*
♦
. 7

1.4
8. 3

♦
. 1
.3

. 1
. 8

1.5
2. 3
2.9
3.5
4. 1

18 .5
2 0. 3
2 3. 0
25.0
26.3

.3
1.2
1.6
2 .0
2. 4

2.5
2.6
3.1
6.4
6.5

3. 5
4. 0
4. 7
5.2
6.1

31.6
3 4. 0
35 . 6
36, 7
38 . 2

2. 3
2.7
3.8
4. 5
5. 1

14 . 0
16 . 5
21.9
24.2
26. 1

. 8
. e
. 9
1. 3
2.1

2.2
2.6
3. 8
6.0
6,9

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 05
$1. 10
$1 .15
$1 .20
$1. 25

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

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.
$1.
$ 1.
$1.
$1.

30
35
40
45
50

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

17.6
25.4
33.5
39.5
43.8

46. 4
53.2
61.2
65.6
6 9. 0

12.7
23 . 3
31.5
3 9.2
44.5

28.0
37.9
47.1
54.4
60 . L

28.2
36.0
46 • 4
51.3
55.4

5 9. 2
64 . 7
71. 2
74 .2
76.3

20. 1
27.1
35 . 5
41.6
45 . 9

46 . 6
5 3, 7
62 .9
67. 5
71.2

5. 9
10. 0
14. 5
19.0
21.8

19,9
26 .8
35. 2
41.1
45.2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.55
$ 1 .6 0
$1.65
$1. 70
$1. 75

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

50. 5
54.1
58 . 1
6 1.2
6 3 .5

73. 5
76 . 0
73.8
80 . 6
32. 3

51.6
55 . 3
59 . 3
62 .
65.1

66.9
69.3
74.0
75.3
77.3

61.4
64.8
63.7
71.6
73 . 8

7 9. 3
8 1.6
8 3.0
34. 4
3 5,4

53.2
57 . 1
60 . 9
6 3. 7
66. 1

75 .0
77,9
80. 9
32. 8
35.0

2 7. 3
31 . 3
35 .9
39 .4
43 . 0

52.4
56 . 2
62 . 1
65.2
67 . 7

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.
$1.
$1.
$1.
$2.

80
85
90
95
00

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

6 6.6
6 9. 0
71 .7
7 3.6
74.9

8 3. 7
85.2
84.5
87. 3
8 8.0

67 . 9
69 . 7
72 .6
74 . 5
75. 8

79.5
30 . 5
32.4
33 .2
3 3.9

76.2
73.0
80. 3
31.7
8 2.6

8 6. 9
33.2
89.3
39. 4
9 1.0

69. 3
71.6
73. 7
75 . 2
76. 6

36 .0
37. 7
38 . 7
39 .6
90.0

46 . 8
50.1
54. 0
57. 1
59.2

6 9, 8
71.3
73.8
75. 1
75. 9

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2. 10
$2.20
$2. 30
$2.40
$2. 50

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

78 .7
8 1.7
84.4
86.5
8 7. R

90 .3
9 1 .3
9 2. 6
9 3.4
94.0

79.6
82. ?
35 . 1
37. 2
38 .7

8 5. 7
83 .4
89.9
91.7
92.2

85 . ^
87 . 9
89 . 0
90.5
91.3

52. 6
9 3. 3
94 . 7
6 5.3
9 5.7

80 . 3
82.8
85.2
87 . 0
33 . 1

92.4
93 . 1
93.7
94. 1
94 . 6

65.2
71 .0
75. 1
73,4
30.6

79.3
81.6
64. 1
86. 0
87.6

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2.
$2.
$2.
$3.

60 ---------------------------------------------------------------------7 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------8 0 ------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------90 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

8 9. 6
90. R
91.5
92.5
93 .6

95.1
95 .3
66.4
9 6. 9
9 7. 1

90.7
91.3
92.9
93.9
94 . 7

9 3.3
93 .9
95.2
95 .7
95.9

92.7
9 3.8
94.6
95 . 3
95.8

9 6. 9
9 7, 8
6 3.1
9 8.4
98.5

89.7
90 . 8
91 .9
92 .7
93. 2

9 5.2
95.9
9o. 3
96. 9
97.0

83. 2
34 . 8
36.6
87 . 9
89 . 4

89 .7
90. 4
91.5
92 ,6
93.5

0 0 ---------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------

Total

1 J0 . 0

lo r.o

10 9. 9

in o .o

100.0

100.0

100. 0

100.0

100.0

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

14 4 C . 6

30 9 , 5

40 6 . 3

44 .Q

3 59.9

12 9. 5

429. 6

10 2, 7

24 4.7

32. 5

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

t l . 84

$1.47

$1.34

$ 1.66

$1.67

$1 . 3 4

$1 . 8 2

$1.45

$2 , 1 1

$1.79

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

Number of employees (in thousands)
Average hourly earnings




1 0 0. 0

G eral m an ise sto
en
erch d
res
Table 4.

Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings,
by sex, United States and regions, June 1966
Northeast

United States

South

North Central

West

Average hourly earnings
Men
*

Under $0. 50 -----------------------------------------Under $ 0. 7 5 -----------------------------------------Under $ 1 . 0 0 ------------------------------------------

. 5
1.6

Women

Women

Men

| Women

Men

W omen

_

Men

W omen

_

*
. 1
. 2

*
*
. 5

. 1
1.7
4. 1

, ?
3. 2
3.9

♦
. 1
1.4

. 4
2 .4

*
. 1
. 1

7
5
7
8
5

.3
.4
*6
. 9
l. 1

1 .3
1.7
2.2
3.2
3.7

6. 1
6. 3
7.2
7.4
e. 4

13.1
14. 2
15.4
16 . 3
17 , 3

3. 3
3.6
4.4
4. 6
5.5

5.0
6.0
8.4
9. 7
10 . 6

.7
. 7
.8
1.7
1.3

1.1
1.2
1.4
2.6
3.0

. 1
1.0
3.4

. 1
.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.05
$1.10
$1.15
$ 1. 20
$1. 25

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

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 30
$ 1. 35
$ 1. 40
$1.45
$1.50

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

13.2
16.8
21.4
2 5. r
27.4

26. 9
3 6. 2
45.8
52.4
57. 3

6. 8
11. 9
16 .5
23.1
2 7 .Z

17.7
30.9
4 0.9
49. 1
55.0

21 .9
25.5
31 .4
34 . 8
37. 2

43 . 3
51.7
62.7
67.5
7 1.5

15.1
18. 3
23.3
25 . 5
27.2

29. 1
17 .5
47. 4
54 . 5
59.7

5. 5
6.9
8.7
10,0
10. 7

8.5
14. 3
20 .6
26.9
30. 8

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 55
$1 .60
$1. 65
$1.70
$1. 75

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

33.3
35 . 5
28. 2
4 1.2
43.2

6 3. 7
b7.6
71.6
74. 7
7 7. 4

33. 3
36 . 3
40. 3
43.1
45 . 3

62.3
66.5
70. 5
73.5
76.4

43. 1
46 .0
49.4
51.7
53.7

7 6. 6
79 , 7
8 2.9
8 5. 4
8 7. 3

33 . 9
36 . 9
43 .0
41.5
43. 1

6 6 .3
70.2
74 . 0
77 . 1
79.8

14. 6
15.8
17.9
1 9. 3
21.6

38 . 0
42.5
48.5
52.9
56 . ?

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 80
$1. 85
$1. 90
$1. 95
$2.00

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

....

46.3
4 3. 4
5C. 8
5 2.5
5 3 .H

30. G
8 2 .1
84. 5
8 6. 2
37 . 4

4 8.2
50.2
53.2
55.5
57.0

78.9
80.6
83.3
84.9
36.0

56.3
5 8. 7
61 .4
6 3.1
64.8

a 9. 2
9 0.6
92. 3
9 3, 2
93.8

46. 5
48. 5
50.5
51.0
52. 5

32.3
84 . 6
86 .5
87.9
39.3

24 . 9
26.9
28. 6
30. 3
31.1

60. 7
64.2
63.8
72.3
74. 8

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.10
$2.20
$2. 30
$2. 40
$2. 50

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

5 8 .5
6 2 .C
66. C
69. 2
71. 2

90. 4
92, 6
94 . 5
95.7
96.6

6 1.3
65.3
69 . 6
73 . 1
75 .2

39 . 1
91.1
93.2
94. 5
95 .7

68 . 5

...

75.2
78 . 1
79. 5

96.3
9 6. 5
97.4
9 3.0
98 . 3

57 . 7
60.2
63. 3
65 . 9
67.9

92. 1
94. 1
95.7
96 ,8
97 . 5

36.8
4 3.3
48 . 3
52.4
55,6

80.5
85 . 3
8 3. 8
91.5
93 .2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2.
$2.
$2.
$ 3.

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

7 5.0
77.6
30. 1
82 . 3
6 4. 0

97. 4
97.8
93.2
98 . 5
98. 7

78 , 9
31.0
33.4
35 .6
87.3

96.7
97 . 3
97.7
93.1
98.4

82.8
85 .3
87.2
88. 8
89.9

9 8.
99 .
99.
9 9,
9 9.

71 .6
74.4
76 . 9
79.0
80.4

93.0
98 .4
98. 7
98.9
99.0

6* . 7
0
64.1
67.6
70 . 7
74 . 5

94 . 5
95,2
96 .0
96.5
96 . 8

60
70
80
90
00

?. 5
—

2.2

3.6
3.9
4. 5

...

—
—

5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Men

71.3

8
1
2
4
5

Total --------------------------------------------

10 0 . c

1 0 0, 0

10 0. c

100.0

100.0

100.0

100. 0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)

529.4

1220.7

14 5. 6

30 5. 6

151.7

337.7

14 5 . 7

396. 6

86.5

190.7

Average hourly earnings --------------------

3.2. 2 0

$1.56

$2. 1 8

$1.62

$1.95

$1.41

$2.2 5

$1 . 54

$2.59

$ 1. 81




G eral m an ise sto
en
erch d
res
Table 5.

Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise sales-size classes,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
United States

Metropolitan areas

Avera ge hourly earnings
$ 1, 00 0, 000
or more
Under $0 . 50 _________________
Under $0 . 75 _________________
Under $ 1. 00 _________________

I .

Nonmetropolitan areas

Enterprises with annual sales of----$5 00, 000
to
$ 1, 000, 000

$250, 000
to
$500, 000

Le ss than
$ 250,00 0

$ 1, 0 0 0, 000
or more

*
.2
. 9

*
3.2
7.6

.1
1.5
11.6

.3
8.0
21.9

*
. 1
•6

$ 50 0,0 0 0
to
$ 1, 0 0 0, 000

2. 3
3. 7

$2 50, 000
to
$500, 000

Less than
$2 50, 000

$ 1, 0 0 0, 000
or more

$ 50 0,0 00
to
$ 1, 0 0 0, 000

$2 50, 000
to
$ 500 ,00 0

Less than
$2 50, 000

. 9
3,7

.2
.9
5. 1

. 1
1.0
3.1

.2
1.7
15.4

.4
15.0
38.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

05
10
15
20
25

______________ _
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1.4
1.7
2.2
2. 8
3.2

11.7
14.2
16. 2
18.4
2 0. 6

22.8
25.5
32.9
34 . 0
36 .0

36. 6
38,7
42.2
46, 0
49.0

1.0
1. 3
1.7
2.3
2. 6

6 .3
6.6
8.6
9.4
9.9

16.7
16,9
20.6
21 . 5
23.4

17 , 3
18.2
21.4
24 .2
28. 1

4.5
5. 1
5.9
6 .9
7.5

25 .7
29.6
38. 8
40. 0
42.1

55.6
58.9
62.6
67.5
69, 5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

30
35
40
45
50

_________________
_________ _____
_________________
_________________
_________________

18.3
26.1
34 . 6
40.7
45. 1

33 . 1
39.9
46.8
51. 0
54. 6

50.4
54. 8
60.6
65.1
66. 4

60.6
66 • 0
71.5
73.3
75.8

16.2
23.9
32 . 1
38.3
42.6

2 0. 6
32.7
40. 3
44 .4
4 8.2

38.5
42. 6
49 ,7
53 . 8
55.0

41.8
49 .9
58 . 9
61.3
64.5

33.7
4 3,0
53,9
5°. 5
63.7

56.1
60 . 6
65.9
70.5
71 .9

79.0
81.8
83,9
85.1
87.0

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

55
60
65
70
75

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

51.6
55.2
59.1
62.0
64. 7

59.6
62 . 8
66. 1
69 .3
71.7

71.0
74.7
78. 3
79 . 1
79.7

81.1
82 .8
85.8
87.4
88 . 3

49.2
52.9
56.9
59 .9
62 .6

54.6
58.9
64 . 1
68 . 6
71.9

63.2
65 ,2
68 .3
68. 9
70 . 0

73 . 1
76 . 2
8 C. 7
83 .6
85. 1

69.5
72.4
75 . 5
77.9
30 . 4

g

74. 7
79 , 3
83.1
8* . 0
84. 4

88.9
89.3
90.8
91.2
91.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
2.

80
85
90
95
00

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

67.6
69.8
72. 4
74. 3
75 .6

73.2
75.4
78.7
79.4
80 . 8

8 0. 9
81 .8
83 .1
83.6
84.2

90.1
90 .9
92.1
92 .3
92.7

65 .6
67.9
70.7
72.6
74.1

74 . 6
76 . 3
78.6
79 . 8
79 . 9

73.0
73. 1
74. 4
75.5
75 . 7

87.9
39.4
91.4
91.6
92.0

82.4
84. 1
85.4
86 . 7
87. 2

s
O
**
■
2
"O

84 . 7
85 . 9
87. 3
3 7. 5
88,3

92.2
92.4
92,7
92.9
93.3

Under
Under
Under
Unde r
Under

$ 2. 10
$ 2. 20
$2 . 30
$2.40
$2 . 50

................ ...............
_________________
_________ ________
_________________
_________________

79. 3
82. 1
84.8
86.8
88 . 1

8 3.8
85 . 1
89.7
92.0
9 3.3

87. 1
88. 7
89. 9
90.6
90.9

9 5. 0
95.6
95.9
96 . 3
96.3

78 . 0
81.0
83 .9
86 .0
87.4

8 3. 1
84 . 5
88. 2
92 .1
93. 6

79. C
81.6
83 . 2
84 . 5
84.9

94 . 0
95 . 1
95.6
96 . 0
96 . 1

89.1
90. 4
91.5
92.6
93 . 3

.y
3
G

91.1
92,1
93.2
93. 6
93 . 8

95.9
96.1
96.1
96.5
96.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

89 .9
91. C
92.2
93.1
93.8

96 . C
97.1
97. 5
9 7. 8
98 .0

92. 3
93. 2
93 .6
93. 9
93. 9

96.9
97.2
97.4
97.8
97.9

89.2
90.5
91.6
92 .6
93.4

97 . 3
97. 4
97. 4
9 7. 6
97,6

86.6
87.3
87.8
88. 2
88.2

97 .3
97 . 8
93. 0
98.6
98 . 8

94.6
95.3
96 . 1
96.7
97 .0

95.0
96 . 0
96.4
96.7
96.7

96 ,5
96.5
96.8
97 .0
97,0

100.0

100,0

100.0

10 0. 0

10 0.0

100.0

l 00 . 0

100.0

100.0

60.2

177.9

41.5

61.4

$ 1• 4 fc

$1.58

$1.39

$1.15

2.
2.
2.
2.
3.

60
70
80
90
00

___________________

100.0

Number of employees
(in thousands) ______________

Total

1519.5

47.6

61.5

121.6

13 41 .5

18.8

20 .0

$1 . 8 ?

$1 . 5 9

$1 . 51

$1. 30

$1 . 8 6

$1.67

$1 .31

Average hourly earnings




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en
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Table 5.

*

Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise
sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966— Continued
Northeast

Average hourly earnings
$ 1, 000, 000
or more

Less than
$250, 000

.6
.9
1. ?
1.6
2 .0

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

12 . 8
73.4
31.5
39 . fc
44.8

$ 1 . 0 5 ---------------------- : ---------------------------------------------$ 1 . 1 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 1 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 2 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 2 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.
$1.
$1.
$1.
$ 1.

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1 55
$1. 6 0
$1. 65
$ 1 .7 0
$ 1. 75

_________________________ -___ - __________ - ____
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

51.8
55.6
59 . 5
62 . 6
65. 3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 8 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 8 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 9 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 9 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$2. 00

68.0
69.9
72.6
74 . 5
75.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$250, 000
to
$500, 000

_
.2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$500, 000
to.
$ 1, 00 0, 000

*
*
.5

Under $0. 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Under $0 . 7 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Under $ 1. 00 ----------------------------------------------- -----------------------

30
35
40
45
50

South
Enterprises with annual sales of—

--------------------$ 2 . 1 0 -------------- -----$ 2 . 2 0 ---------------------$2. 30 --------------------$ 2. 40 ------------------- $2. 50 --------------------$ 2. 6 0 --------------------$2. 7 0 ---------------- ----$2. 8.0 --------------------$2. 90 --------------------$3. 00 ---------------------

79.5
82 . 2
P5.0
87. 1
88.6
90.4
91.6
92.7
93. 7
94.5

$ 1, 000, 000
or more

$500, 000
to
$ 1, 000, 000

$250, 000
to
$500, 000

Less than
$250, 000

t

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4 .4
21.0

.7
15.3
36.9

7.2
7.2
10.4
16.2
17.1

3

.1
.7
2.1
3.0
3.5
4. 0
4, 5
5. 1

43. 6
46. 0
50,4
51 .0
53.4

50 .9
54.6
57 ,2
58 . 8
62 .2

38.6
49.7
61.1
53.7
68 .9

29.1
37.2
47 . 8
57 .6
56 . 7

72 . 8
77. 2
81 .2
84. 8
86.0

71.8
74 . 9
78 .7
80.3
82.3

78.0
79 .1
82.2
34.1
33.1

62.6
66 .0
69.6
72.2
74.4

86. 7
87.0
87 . 9
88 .5
83.5

85 .6
86 .6
88 . 3
90 .8
91 .2

39 .9
90 . 5
93.7
93.8
94 .0

76.8
78.6
80.8
82.2
83.1

88 . 9
89. 5
89.9
89 .9
91 .5

92 .7
93. 3
94.4
94. 6
95.1

96.0
96 .1
96,2
97.3
97. 3

85.5
87.4
89 . 4
90.9
91.7

93 . 3
93 . 8
95.1
95 . 1
95 . 7

95.9
96 . 4
96.7
96.8
96.9

97 . 8
9 7.8
97 .8
93.9
98 .9

93 .0
94.0
94. 8
95.5
96 .0

97 . 4
99.0
99.0
99. 0
99 . 0

97. 9
98.2
98. 5
98.6
98.9

100.0

100
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100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) --------------------------

4C3 .2

20.6

401.1

20.5

5 4. 3

Average hourly e a r n i n g s ------------------------------------------------

$1.84

$1.45

$ 1. 66

$1.26

$ l . 18

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Table 5.

Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise
sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966— Continued
North Central

We st

Enterprises with annual sales of—

Average hourly earnings
$ 1, 0 0 0, 000
or more

$250, 000
to
$5 00, 000

$5 00 , 000
to
$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000

Le ss than
$2 50 , 000

$ 1, 0 0 0 , 0 0 0
or more

$5 00 , 000
to
$ 1, 0 0 0 ,0 0 0

$2 50 , 000
to
$5 00 , 000

Le ss than
$2 50 , 000

. 5

4. G
17.6

*
. 1
. 3

. 3
3. 1

1. C
1.4
2.4
2.9
3. ?

40. 3
41.5
46.4
52.6
56 . 1

. 7
. 7
.7
1.7
1.9

9. 5
10.3
14.0
17.9
20.7

_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

2 C. 2
27 . 5
36.7
42.9
47. 5

64 . 2
69. 3
71.3
73.2
75.2

5 .9
10. 3
14.7
19.6
22.6

34 . 3
42. 1
56.0
57.0
58.7

55
60
65
70
75

_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

54.5
58. 1
6 1.8
64.7
67.3

C.
l

79. 5
81.6
85.6
86.5
86.6

28 . 5
31.8
36 . 6
40. C
43.6

$ 1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
$2 .

85
90
95
00

_____________________________________________
_________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

7 C .4
72. 7
74. 8
76.3
77. 7

r
t

87.3
88.8
88.3
88.8
89 . 2

47 .2
50.6
54 .4
57.4
59.6

Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 2.

10
20
30
40

_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

81.2
83.6
85.8
87 .5
8 8.6

93. 7
94. 3
94.8
95.2
95.2

65.4
71.0
75.0
78.4
80.7

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2 .
$ 2.
$2 .
$ 2.
$3 .

60
70
80
90
00

______________________________ _______________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

9C. 2
91.3
92.4
93.2
93. 7

95 . 5
96.0
96.0
96.0
96 . 0

83.3
84. 9
86.7
88.1
89.6

95 . 4
9 5.4
95 .4
97.0
97 .0
100.0

Under $0 . 50
Under $ 0 . 7 5
Under $ 1. 00

_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
______________________________________________

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

05
10
15
20
25

_____________________________________________
______________________________ _______________
_____________________________________________
--------------------------------------------------------------------_____________________________________________

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

30
35
40
45
50

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

Under
Under
Under
Under

Total ________________________________________

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69. 6
75.0
78. 1
80.2
80.6
37. C
37 . 1
38.2
89.1
89.1
92.8
94.7
94.3
94.3
94.3

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) ___________

46 4.0

35.6

251.1

11.1

Average hourly earnings

$1.80

$1.36

$2 . 1 0

$1.51




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Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by establishment
sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966

Establishments with annual sales of$ 250, 000
or more

Under $0 . 50 _______________________________
Under $ 0 . 7 5 _______________________________
Under $ 1. 00 _______________________________
1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

05
10
15
20
25

Nonmetropolitan areas

Metropolitan areas

United States
Average hourly earnings
$ 150, 000
to
$ 250,000

Less than
$ 150, 000

$ 250, 000
or more

’

$ 150, 000
to
$ 250, 000

Less than
$ 150, 000

$250, 000
or more

$ 150,000
to
$ 250, 000

Less than
$ 150, 000

*
. 1
.8

*
4.0
10.3

.6
10.0
28. 8

♦
. i
.5

.5
2.8

. 4
2.9
10. 8

.1
.3
2. 8

*
8.4
19.7

. 7
15.3
42.3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

_______________________________
.. ____________ ______
____
_______________________________
...................................................____
_______________________________

1.5
1.8
2.4
2.8
3.3

19.2
21.3
23.5
28 . 2
30. 2

44 . 2
47.4
53.6
57 . 8
60 . 9

. 3
1.1
1.6
2 .0
2.3

9.6
10.9
12. 9
17.8
19.3

27.0
23.2
32 . 6
35 . 8
41.2

5.4
6.3
7.6
8. 3
9.4

31.3
34 . 4
36.6
41.0
43.3

57.2
61 . 3
69 . 5
74 . 3
75 .7

Under
Under
Under
Unde r
Under

$ 1. 30 ____________________ ________
$ 1. 35 ______________ ________________
$ 1. 40 _________________________ ______
$ 1 . 4 5 _______________________________
$ 1. 50 _______________________________

18.2
25 . 9
34 . 3
40.4
44. 7

47.5
5 6. 7
65 . 6
68.6
73.0

70.4
74.5
78 . 2
80 . 7
91.5

15.8
23.5
31.6
37.8
42.1

35.2
46.4
57.9
61.4
65.3

53.9
59 . 8
65. 8
69 .6
70.7

33 .2
41.2
51. 3
57.0
60 . 8

63.0
69.7
75.4
77.5
32.6

82.9
35 . 5
87 . 5
89.0
89 .7

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 55
$ 1. 60
$1 .65
$ 1. 70
$ 1. 75

_______________________________
_______________________________
____________________________
____________________ __________
_______________________________

51.2
54. 8
58.7
6 1.6
64. 3

77.7
8 G. C
83. 9
85.7
87.0

86.4
87 .9
90 . 3
9 1 .8
92.6

48.3
52 .5
56.5
59.5
62.2

72 .0
75.0
80 .1
82.2
83.9

79.1
8 1.9
85 . 4
38. 2
89 .3

66.3
69.6
72. a
75 . 1
77 .4

34.9
86.4
88.6
89.9
90 . 8

91 . 8
92 . 5
94.0
94. 5
9 4 .6

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
2.

80
85
90
95
00

_______________________________
_______________________________
_______________________________
_______________________________
_______________________________

67.1
69.4
72.0
73.9
75 . 3

89. 1
90. 1
9 1.1
9 1. 5
91.8

93 .4
94 . 1
95 . 0
95. 1
95.5

65.3
67.6
70. 3
72,3
7 3.8

86, 9
88.0
89.7
90.2
90.6

91 .4
92. 6
9 4. 1
94. 2
94,3

79.2
R1 . 0
82.8
83. 8
84. 8

9 1.7
92.8
93 .0
93.3
93. 3

9 5. 0
95 . 3
9 5.7
95.8
96 , 3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

10
20
30
40
50

_______________________________
___________ ___________________
_______________________________
__________________ ____________
_______________________________

78.9
81.8
84. 5
86 .6
87.9

94 . 4
9 4. 9
95.2
95.6
95 . 7

97.0
97. 6
97.9
98,2
98.3

77.6
80.7
83.6
85.8
87.2

93. 1
94,0
94.5
9 5 .C
95.0

96. 2
97 . 4
9 7.9
98. 1
98.2

87.2
88 . 6
90.4
91.5
92 . 3

96 .1
96.2
96.2
96. 4
96 .5

97 . 7
9 7.8
97.9
98. 3
98. 4

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 3.

60
70
80
90
00

_________ ______________________
_______________________________
_______________________________
_______________________________
_______________________________

89.7
91.0
92 . 1
9 3.0
93.7

96.7
97.1
97 .2
97. 7
9 7 .8

98.4
98. 7
98.8
98 . 9
99 . 1

89.1
90.3
91 .5
92.5
9 3.3

96.9
97.4
97 . 6
98.5
98 .5

98. 5
99.0
99.0
99. 0
99.5

93 . 9
9 4.9
95.7
96. 3
96. 7

96.5
96 . 7
96 . 8
96.3
96.3

93 .4
98 .4
98 . 6
98 . 8
98.8

Total _________________________________

1 0 0. 0

100. 0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) ___

1560.9

85.6

10 3 . 6

1348.6

47 . 5

$1.82

$1 .4 2

$1. 18

$1 . 8 6

$1.51

Average hourly earnings

________________

100,0
in




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en
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$1.33

100.0

100. 0

21 2.3

38 . 0

59 , 2

$1.60

$1.31

$1 .07

100.0

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en
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Table 6.

Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by establishment
sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966— Continued
South

Northeast
Average hourly earnings
$250, 000
or more
Under SO. 50
Under $0 . 75 _________________
Under $ 1. 00 ...............................

North Central

We st

Establishments with annual sales of—
$ 150, 000
$250, 000

Less than
$ 150, 000

$2 50 , 000
or more

$ 150, 000
$2 50, 000

Less than
$ 150,000

$ 250, 000
or more

$ 150, 000
$ 250, 000

Le ss than
$ 150,000

$ 25 0,0 00
or more

$ 150,000
to
$2 50 , 000

Le ss than
$ 150, 000

*
*

_
. 3

. 1
.3
1 .5

*
9,0
21.0

1.4
20 . 7
51. 8

*
♦
. 7

*
3.3

4. 0
20.0

*
,1
. 3

_
2.9

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
Si.
$ 1.

05
10
15
20
25

_________________
______ __________
_______________
________________
_________________

.6
1.0
1.2
1.7
2 .C

11.4
11.4
16 . 2
24 . 3
26 . 1

3.0
3.4
3.9
4.2
4. 8

32 .6
36.4
38 .9
42, 3
44.0

67. 9
71.8
75.6
76 . 9
31. 1

1.5
2.0
3.2
3.7
4.3

14.1
15 . 7
18 . 5
22.8
25.5

38, 7
42. 7
53,6
59 . 5
62.6

.4
.4
, 5
.9
1.1

10.2
11.4
13.9
17.1
18.4

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 30
$ 1. 35
$1.40
$1 .45
$ 1. 50

...............................
_________________
. . . ____________
___________ _____
_________________

12 . 8
2 3.2
31.1
39 . C
44.4

45 ,9
54 . 9
61.0
66. 6
68.2

28.8
36.8
47.2
52.2
56.1

60 . 5
66 .0
72 .9
74 .4
77.6

87.4
89. 0
90. 2
91 .3
91,8

20.8
27 . 8
37 . C
43, 1
47 .5

44. 6
56.0
61.7
65 .5
70.4

70.9
73 . 8
77.3
80 ,0
80. 5

5.4
9.6
14.1
18.8
21 . 7

31.4
42.3
54.4
57.6
60. 5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
S
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

55
60
65
70
75

_________________
_____ __________
________________
__________ ______
________ ________

51 .4
55 .1
59 . 2
62.2
64.8

79.3
81. 5
82.3
85. 2
88 . 5

62.0
65 .4
63.9
71 .6
73.8

81.9
83.3
86.9
88.4
89 ,4

93. 1
9 3 .4
94. 1
95. 3
95. 5

54 . 5
58 . 3
61.9
64. 7
67. 3

74.6
76.3
30 , 5
83.5
84.0

84.7
87. 1
91.6
92 .2
92. 6

2 7.6
30.9
35.3
39.4
43. 0

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
S 2.

80
85
90
95
00

_________________
___________ _____
_____________ ___
_________________
______

67, 5
69. 4
72.2
74. 1
75.4

90.2
91.1
92.6
92.9
93.2

76 . 1
78 .0
80.2
81.6
82.6

91. 1
92.0
92.7
93.3
93.4

96.0
96 . 3
9 7. 5
97.5
98.2

70. 3
72.6
74 . 7
76.2
77 .6

85 . 0
37. 1
87.2
87.6
38 .3

93.5
94. 5
94. 7
94. 7
94 . 7

46.6
49 ,9
53. 3
56.9
59 ,0

95. 5
95. 6
96.0
97. 5
97. 5

85.1
87.0
89.2
90.7
91.5

94.4
94.8
95.2
95. 6
95,7

98.6
98,9
99. 0
99 . 0
99. 1

81.0
83. 4
85.6
87.3
88. 4

92.9
93 . 1
93.4
94 .2
94 . 2

97 .0
97.8
98 . 3
93. 3
98 ,3

64.9
70.4
74 .6
78. 1
30 . 3

99 . 1
99.4
99.6
9 9.6
99 . 9

90.0
91. 1
92. 2
93. C
93 , 5

94. 6
95 .0
95. 0
95.2
95.2

98.4
98 .7
98.7
98. 7
98 . 9

8 3.3
84,6
86,4
87,7
89 . 2

96.0
96.0
96.2
97.4
97.5

100. 0

100.0

100,0

1 U0 . 0

d
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Under
Under
Under
Under
Unde r

$ 2. 10 __________ ______
___________
$ 2.20
$ 2. 30 _________________
$ 2 . 4 0 ......................... .....
$2.50
______________

79.2
81.6
84 . 8
8 7.0
88.5

Under
Unde r
Unde r
Under
Under

$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 2.
$2 .
$ 3.

90. 5
91.6
92 . 7
93. 7
94. 5

98.2
93 . 3
98 . 3
98.3
98. 3

93 .0
94.1
94 . 8
95.5
96 .0

97.2
97.7
98.0
98 .3
98.4

IOC. c

100.0

100.0

1 0 0 .C

100.0

408.7

37. 6

43.0

472. 2

$1.01

$1.80

60
70
80
90
00

_____ ___________
..............................
.......................
-------------------------_________________

Total ________ __________
Number of employees
(in thousands) ___ ___________

422.6

14.7

Average hourly earnings

41,84

$1.4 1




__

SI. 67

$1.32

100.0

24 . 1

36. 0

$1.52

$1.23

257, 3
$2.11

d
.2
c
2
^
O-i
c
2
£
2
w
T3
C
<
U
'C
eg
S

7 3.5
76.7
80 . 3
8^.2
85.5
86.7
87.3
83.6
89.6
89 . 7
92 ,4
94.7
94. 3
95.6
95.8

9.8
$1.51

C
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en
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Table 7.

Numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
United States and regions, June 1966
(Employees in thousands)
Northeast

United States

North Central

South

West

Weekly hours of work
Number
Under 15 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------15 and under 3 5 ------------------------------------------------------------- —
35 and under 4 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------4 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 40 and under 44 -----------------------------------------------------44 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 44 and under 48 -----------------------------------------------------48 and over ---------------------------------------------- ■
-----------------------T o t a l -------------------------------------------------------------------------Average weekly hours

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

158.2
48 1.9
299.5
55 7. 8
98. 2
20.6
44 . 6
89 . 3

9.0
27.5
17 .1
31.9
5.6
1.2
2. 5
5.1

47.1
146.7
105.6
105.2
18 . 1
2.1
8.0
13. 5

10 . 4
32.5
23.4
23 . 3
4.0
. 5
1.3
4. 1

36.7
109.3
79.1
16 4.4
37.0
11.1
13 . 5
32 .8

7.5
22 .4
16 . 2
33.6
7. 6
2. 3
3. 3
6.7

51 . 9
151.5
76.4
180. 2
26. 9
6. 0
12.9
26. 5

9.7
28. 5
14 .4
33 . 9
5.0
1.1
2.4
5. 0

22.6
73 .9
38 .4
10 8.0
16. 3
1.4
5. 2
11.5

8.1
26.7
13. 8
39.0
5. 9
. 5
1.9
4. 1

100.0

1 7 5 0 .1

100.0

45 1.2

33.5

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

1 0 0. 0

48 9.4

100.0

532.3

35 . 1

31.8

100.0

277.2

33.3

3 3. a

General merchandise stores
Table 8.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work, by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas,
United States and regions, June 1966
United States

Weekly hours of work

Under 15 ------------------------- .-------------------------------------------------15 and under 3 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------35 and under 4 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------4 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 40 and under 44 -----------------------------------------------------4 4 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 44 and under 48 -----------------------------------------------------48 and over ----------------------------------------------------------------------T o t a l --------------------------------------------------------------------------




9.0
28.5
17.2
33.3
5. 3
. 8
2. 1

3. a

Nonmetro­
politan
areas
9. 1
23.1
16.9
25.3
6.9
3.2
4.5
1 1.2

Northeast
Metr o­
politan
areas
10.5
32.9
22.9
23. 8
4. 0
.5
1.7
3.9

Nonmetro­
politan
areas
10.0
28.9
28.5
19.2
4 .4
. 5
2.3
6 .3

South
Me tro­
politan
areas
6.7
23.6
17.1
37.1
7.2
1.1
2.7
4.6

North Central

Nonmetro­
politan
areas
9. 7
19.3
13.7
23.9
8.6
5.4
6.9
12.6

Metr o­
politan
areas
10.0
29. 2
13. 8
36. 1
4. 7
. 8
2.4
2.8

Nonmetro­
politan
areas
8 .6
25.3
16.5
24.2
6.4
2 .4
2. 7
13. 9

West
Me tro ­
politan
areas
8.2
27.1
13 . 7
38.5
6.0
.5
1.6
4. 3

Nonmetro­
politan
areas
7. 5
2 3. 1
15 . 1
42.3
4, 9
. 3
3.6
3.2
100. 0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1 0 0. 0

10 0.0

100.0

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

1440.6

30 9 . 5

406. 3

44.9

359.9

12 9 . 5

429. 6

10 2.7

244. 7

32. 5

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

33.1

35.3

31.7

32 . 8

35.8

32.7

35.8

33. 7

34.6

Number of employees (in thousands)
Average weekly hours

Metro­
politan
areas

34.9

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en
erch d
res
Table 9.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
by sex, United States and regions, June 1966
United States

Northeast

South

North Central

West

Weekly hours of work
Men
8. 4
20

9.5
36.7
7.6
2.0
4. 3
1C. 6

9. 3
30.4
20 . 4
29 . 3
4. 7
.8
1.8
2.7

Men
9.2
24.6
15.4
31.7
5. 5
1.0
3.2
9.4

Women

Men

Women

Men

11.0
36.3
27 .2
19.3
3.3
.2
l.l
1.6

7.2
18.5
7. 7
35.5
9 ,3
4.1
5.8
11.9

7.7
24 . 2
2 0. 0
3 2. 7
6. 8
1.5
2 .9
4.4

9 .6
2 0.9
6. 5
39. 3
6. 9
1.6
4. 1
11.1

Women

Men

9. 8
31.3
17.3
31.8
4 .3
, 9
1. 8
2. 7

7. 3
19 . 1
7. 9
42.8
o , /.
.6
3.6
9, 3

Women
8.5
30 . 1
16 . 6
37 .2
4. 3
, S
1. 1
1.8

Total -------------------------------------------------------------------------

IOC. 0

10 0 . 0

o
o
o

Under 15 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------1 5 and under 3 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------35 and under 40 ---------------------------------------------------------------40 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 40 and under 44 ----------------------------------------------------44 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 44 and under 48 ----------------------------------------------------48 and over ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Women

130.0

100. 0

100. c

1C0 . 0

100.0

100. 0

Number of employees (in thousands) --------------------------

525.4

1220. 7

145. 6

305.6

151.7

33 7. 7

14 5. 7

3 8 d •6

86. 5

1 90 , 7

34 . 3

30.6

36.3

34. 3

35. 5

32.5

35.9

32.9

Average weekly hours




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

35.6

3 2. 6

100.0

0
)
(0

G eral m an ise stores
en
erch d
Table 10.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work, by enterprise sales-size classes,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
United States

Metropolitan areas

Nonmetropolitan areas

Enterprises with annual sale:3 of----

Weekly hours of work
$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000
or more
Under 15 _____________________
15 and under 35 _____________
35 and under 40 _____________
40 _____
Over 40 and under 44 _______
44
Over 44 and under 48 _______
48 and over
Total

__________________

$500, 000
to
$ 1, 00 0, 000

$250, 000
to
$500, 000

Les s than
$ 250,000

$ 1, 0 0 0, 00 0
or more

$ 500,00 0
to
$ 1, 0 0 0, 000

$ 250,00 0
to
$500, 000

Less than
$ 250, 000

$ 1, 00 0, 000
or more

8.8
27.9
18 . 0
33 . 5
5.6
.6
2. 1
3. 5

10.0
20.0
14.4
19.2
3. 8
12.2
5.0
1 5.3

8.9
18.3
9.0
21.7
7.4
4.9
5. 3
24.0

11 .9
30 . 2
11.7
21 .1
5.8
2.4
5.7
11 .3

8.9
28.4
17 .6
33. 5
5. 5
.6
2.1
3.4

12. 1
24.6
9.9
32 . 1
2.9
1. 7
3. 1
13. 7

13. 1
18 . 6
13.2
34.4
5. 1
4. 7
2. 5
8.5

10. 1
34.6
11.3
28. 3
2.8
2.2
3.5
7. 1

8.2
24. 2
20.8
33 . 7
6.2
. 4
2.3
4. 1

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100. 0

100.0

15 19 .5

47.6

61.5

Average weekly hours ______

33. 3

37.0

38.4

Under 15 .. ...........
15 and under 35
35 and under 40
40 _______________
Over 40 and under 44
44 ______________________
Over 44 and under 48 ,
48 and over ___________
_____________________________

Number of employees (in thousands)
Average weekly hours _________________

Less than
$ 250, 000
13.7
25.9
12 .1
13.9
8.6
2.5
7.9
15.4

o O
-2 o
o c

£
■§
p
1o
_E

1C0 .0

121.6
32. 8

13 41 .5
33 . 1

100.0

1C.
32.
23 .
2 4.
4.
.
1.
3.

1
7
6
3
1
4
7
3

18.8

20.0

60.2

177.9

61.4

34.5

33.8

32 . 3

34 . 1

33.4

14.6
39.1
2 7. 0
14 . 1
. 7
—
4. 6

6.7
23.2
18.4
35 . 9
7.5
. 8
2.7
4 .7

-2 §
°'o
C
2>
.2 a

15 and under 35
35 and under 40
40 _______________
Over 40 and under 44
44 ______________________
Over 44 and under 48 ,
48 and over -----------------Total --------------------------------------------

9. 7
11.4
2. 7
24 . 3
10 . 8
5. 9
14. 4
20. 8

-2 . 1
a o
oP
“O Q
)
Q
>
a
>

12.2
2 3.0
6. 8
25 . 1
6 .9
4. 5
6.7
14 . 9

^ o
10 0. c

100.0

100.0

100. 0

100. o

“ 1

— 1
403. 2

20.6

401.1

20.5

54 . 3

31.7

29.1

34 .9

33 .6

34.4

North Central
9. 8
28. 7
14.9
36 . 3
4. 9

.6
.

2 2
2.8

IOC. C

West

U .l
33 .5
12.0
14 . 8

8. 1
26.4
14.0
39.5

1.3
7.2
11.8

1.7
3.5

100.0

100.0

8.3

6.2
.6

Number of employees (in thousands)

464.0

35.6

25 1. 1

Average weekly hours ________________

32 . 8

33.0

33 . 8




$ 250,00 0
to
$ 500, 000

5

Number of employees
(in thousands) ______________

Total

100.0

$5 00, 000
to
$ 1, 0 0 0, 00 0

8.4
38. 6

6.1
1.8
6. 8

34 . 1

4 .0
IC O . 0

ii. l
31.5

G eral m an ise sto
en
erch d
res
Table 11. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work, by establishment sales-size classes,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
United States

Metropolitan areas

Nonmetropolitan areas

Northeast

Establishments with annual sales of—

Weekly hours of work
$250, 000
or more

$ 150,000
to
$2 50 , 000

Less than
$ 150,000

$2 50 , 000
or more

$ 150,000
to
$2 50 , 000

Le ss than
$ 150,000

$2 50 , 000
or more

$ 150,000
to
$250, 000

Under 15
....................................
15 and under 35 _____________
35 and under 40 __ __
4 0 .......................................................
Over 40 and under 4 4 _______
44 .
_ .............................
Over 44 and tinder 48 ---------48 and over --------------- __

8,7
27.4
17 .6
33.2
5. 5
1.0
2.3
4 .4

11 .8
2 8.7
14.7
2 3.8
6. 3
1.0
3.9
9. 8

12.3
29.1
12 .2
17.9
7.1
4 .0
5 .9
11.4

8.9
28.2
17.5
33.7
5.4
.7
2.1
3.5

11. 8
28 .9
12.8
29.2
5.6
.9
1.8
8.9

11.1
35 .6
11.9
24 . 3
2.8
3.1
5.0
6. 3

7.5
21.8
18.1
30.1
5.8
3.1
3. 5
10 . 1

11 .9
2 8 .4
16.9
17.2
7 .2
1.2
6 .4
10.8

Le ss than
$ 150,000
13.2
24.2
12.5
13.2
10 .4
4.7
6. 7
15 . 1

$2 50 , 000
or more
10. 1
32. 1
23.4
23. 8
4.2
.5
1. 8
4. 1

$ 150, 000
to
$2 50 , 000

-2 . 2
o "o
o "c
-i5
^
*5
c
“

2
O
.
c
a
o
5

Le ss than
$ 15 0,000
13.9
36.4
28.0
14.2
3.0
1.0
3.5

Total ________ _________

100.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

10 0.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

Number of employees
(in thousands) ______________

1 5 60 .9

85.6

10 3.6

1348 .6

47.5

44.5

212.3

38.0

59 .2

42 2.6

14.7

Average weekly hours ______

33. 6

33.0

33.1

33.2

33.0

31 . 7

35 .9

33.1

34 . 2

31 .9

29. 8

South
Under 15
.................................... ..
15 and under 35
_ __________
35 and under 40 __ __ „ ___
40 ....................................................... ..
Over 40 and under 44
______
4 4 ..........................................................
Over 44 and under 4 8 ___ _____
48 and over ________ __ ______
Total _ __

__

_____

Number of employees (in thousands)
Average weekly hours ____,___




North Central

6.5
22.5
17.7
35.5
7.5
1.9
3.2
5.2

12.1
25 .3
9.6
28 .0
9. 8
2.1
4.2
8.9

12.7
19.6
7. 1
20.8
6.0
6. 3
8.9
18.6

9. 7
27 .9
14.2
36. 2
4. 5
1.0
2. 1
4 .4

8.6
30 .2
19.7
19. 1
5 .8
.1
5.5
11.0

1 0 0. 0

West
11. 5
34.7
13.4
13 . 1
11.2
3.9
4.2
8. 1

7.9
26.3
14.1
39.8
6.1
.5
1.6
3 .7

11.4
22.4
14.8
28.1
2.7
. 9
3.5
16.1

11 .3
39.4
6.7
29.0
3.6

10 0.0

100.0

10 0.0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

10 0.0

408.7

37.6

43.0

47 2.2

24.1

36.0

257.3

35.2

33 . 5

35.5

33.4

34. 3

32.4

33,9

10. 1
34.2

-

6.8
3.2

9.8
30.5

G eral m an ise sto
en
erch d
res
Table 12.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees having specified average straight-time hourly earnings by
weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966
Employees with average hourly earnings of—

Weekly hours of work

All
employees

Under
$ 1.00

“ ■'$■1700—
and
under
$ 1. 15

— $ T T 3 ----- — P 7 7 5 -----and
and
under
under
$ 1.25
$ 1. 35

17 35-----and
under
$ 1. 50

$ 175o
and
under
$ 1. 75

$ I. 75
and
under
$ 2. 00

$ 2. oo
and
under
$2 . 50

50
and
under
$3 . 00

$2.

$3 . 00
and
over

United States
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35 --------------------------------------------35 and under 40 --------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 ---------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 ---------------------------------44 and under 48 --------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ----------------------------------------------------

9.0
27.5
17.1
36.2
1.3
5.1
5.1

17.7
27.1
7.9
16.7
1.9
12.9
17.6

13.8
33.1
10.9
19.1
2.9
10.9
12.2

9.6
30.1
19.8
18.7
1.1
6.4
15.4

15.7
37 .9
20.6
20.6
.7
2.9
2.4

9.1
36.7
21 .5
26.1
1.0
3.2
3.3

7.8
29.1
16.9
37.1
1.3
4.5
4.6

4 .9
20 .7
15 .7
48.6
1.5
5.3
4 .9

4.4
15.4
16.3
51.9
1.5
5.6
6.4

2.8
7.2
10.6
63.9
2.6
8.6
6.9

2.5
5.2
8.3
70.3
2.0
8.4
5.4

Total-----------------------------------------------------

100.0

100.0

10 0 .0

100. c

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

17 5C .1

50 .7

62.2

27 .3

389.8

314.1

329.9

178.1

203.9

93.2

100.9

Average weekly h o u r s --------------------------------

33.5

32.9

32.5

34.5

29.3

31.7

33.5

36.0

37.1

39 .0

39.3

1C .4
32.5
23.4
26.2
1.1
•3.3
4.1

13.3
63.4
15.9
5.7
.5
1.1
.7

2 6 .C
45.1
23.3
1.9
.8
2.8

18. C
37.6
36.7
5.2
.7
2.1
.2

21.1
46.9
18.3
11.2
.3
.9
1.6

10.7
44 .8
23.2
16.8
.6
1.9
2.5

7.9
32.4
24 .9
26.7
1.4
3.8
4.2

4.7
23.3
23.6
40.5
1.4
4.6
6.1

4.5
16.7
28.8
38.6
1.6
5.3
6.1

2.1
7.2
25.4
49.6
2.7
6.9
8.8

3.0
4.9
22.2
54 .7
2.1
7.1
8. 1

Northeast
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35--------------------------------------------35 and under 4 0 --------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 ---------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 ---------------------------------44 and under 4 8 --------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------------------------------Total-----------------------------------------------------

10C. 0

10C.0

1C0.C

100.0

100. c

1CC. 0

1C0 . 0

100.0

100.0

ICO. 0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

451.2

1.9

5.9

5.1

99.0

95.8

91.7

46.4

56.1

25.9

23.3

Average weekly h o u r s ---------- ----------------------

31.8

26.2

24.9

27 .7

25 .8

29.6

32.6

35.9

36.4

39.0

38.9

7.5
22.4
16.2
39.4
1.7
7.8
6.7

19.2
22.7
5.2
18.8
1.8
16.3
17.8

10 .9
24.1
9.8
26 . 1
2.3
12 .3
16 .7

10.8
20.2
22.1
21 .0
1.1
6.2
17.7

1C.C
30 .C
23 .7
28.7
1.1
4 .7
3.0

6.0
29.8
22.2
31.8
1.6
5.7
4.6

5.1
21.2
14.2
46.2
1.8
6.6
6.7

2.8
12.0
9.7
58.3
2.7
9.8
7.3

2.5
8.1
10.0
62.5
2.1
10.4
6.5

1.5
5.0
4.5
69.0
2.5
14.6
5.5

2.2
2.2
4.2
31.1
2.4
6.5
3.9

Total-----------------------------------------------------

100.0

100. c

100.0

10C. 0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

489.4

36.2

26.8

142.2

84.7

78.2

38.9

37.5

19.7

17.1

34.1

36.1

38.5

39.1

40.0

39 .7

South
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35--------------------------------------------35 and under 40 --------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 ---------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 ---------------------------------44 and under 48 --------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ----------------------------------------------------

Average weekly h o u r s --------------------------------




35.1

3 3 .C

34.8

100. c
8.2
35.6

32.6

G eral m an ise stores
en
erch d
Table 12.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees having specified average straight-time hourly earnings by
weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966— Continued
Employees with average hourly earnings of—

Weekly hours of work

All
employees

Under
$ 1. 00

$ 1.00
and
under
$1 . 15

$ 1. 15
and
under
$ 1. 25

$ 1. 25
and
under
$ 1.35

$ 1. 35
and
under
.$ 1.50

$ 1.50
and
under
$ 1. 75

$ 1. 75
and
under
$ 2 . 00

$ 2. 00
and
under
$2 . 50

$2 . 50
and
under
$3 . 00

$3 . 00
and
over

North Central
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35-------------------------------------------35 and under 40 -------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 --------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 --------------------------------44 and under 4 8 -------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------------------------------

9.7
28.5
14 .4
37.6
1.3
4.8
5.C

14.5
3 6 .C
15 .2
7.3
2.9
5.4
21.5

14.3
39 .8
9.4
14.6
4 .2
11.2
10.6

5.1
36.8
1 5 .C
17.4
.8
5.9
19.7

16.6
39.4
19 .9
19.1
.6
2.5
2.5

9.8
35 .3
18.7
29 .6
.8
2.9
3.6

8.2
27.3
12.9
42.3
1.1
4.7
4 .6

5.1
19.8
13.4
53.4
1.3
4.5
3.9

5.5
15.8
11.2
57.5
1.2
4.7
5.2

3.9
6.1
4.1
71.7
3.1
7.8
6.3

3.3
6.1
2.2
71.3
1.8
12.2
4.9
100.0

Total------------------------- ---------------------------

10C .0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

532.3

11.5

27.2

10.2

122.7

98.8

100.9

50 .4

54.1

24.3

32 .4

Average weekly hours --------------------------------

33.3

33.7

31.7

36.3

28.9

31.9

33.8

35.9

36.9

38 .8

39.1

8.6
29.5
9. C
34.3
3.4
16.4
2.2

8 .C
23.4
5.4
34.8
2.5
9.4
1 9 .C

21.8
40 .1
15.8
18.9
.5
2. C
1.3

1C. 1
35.5
23.2
28 .0
1.1
1.8
1.5

10.5
37.6
14.8
32.3
.6
2.3
2.5

6.6
30 .0
15.1
42.8
.6
3.0
2.6

4.6
18.4
13.1
52.6
1.1
3.4
7.9

3.6
10.1
6.1
67.3
2.1
6.3
6 .6

1.2
6.3
6.2
75.6
2.1
6.2
4.5
100.0

West
Under 15______________________________________
15 and under 35 -------------------------------------------35 and under 4 0 -------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 --------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 --------------------------------44 and under 48 -------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------------------------------

8.1
26 .7
13.8
43.7
1.1
3.5
4.1

Total------------------------------------ j --------------

10C.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

277.2

Average weekly h o u r s --------------------------------

33.8




5 .1
2 o
a ■£
£
a Q
> .
*S t
c a
“ *

1 C0 .C

100.0

10 C.C

100.0

100. c

100.0

100.0

100.0

2.3

3.9

26.0

34.7

59.1

42.5

56.2

23.3

28.1

34.8

36.7

26 .9

31.3

31.0

33.8

36.7

38.3

39.5

*

CO




G eral m an ise stores
en
erch d
Table 13.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees working specified weekly hours by average
straight-time hourly earnings, United States and regions, June 1966
Employees with weekly hours of work of—

Av erage hourly earnings

All
employees

Under
15

---------F5--------- -------- 35--------and
and
under
under
35
40

40

Over
40
and under
44

44
and
under
48

48
and
over

United States
Under
$ 1. 00
$1 .15
$1.25
$1 .35
$1.50
$1 .75
$2 . 00
$2 . 50
$ 3. 00

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

00-----------------------------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 15-----; ---------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 2 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 35 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 75---------------------------------------------------under $2 . 00 ---------------------------------------------------under $2 . 50 ---------------------------------------------------under $3 . 00 ---------------------------------------------------o v e r ------------------------------------------------------------------

2.9
3.6
1.6
22.3
17.9
18.8
10. 2
11. 7
5.3
5.8

5.7
5.4
1.7
38 .6
18 .0
16 . 2
5. 5
5 .7
1.7
1.6

2.8
4.3
1.7
30.7
23 .9
19.9
7 .6
6.5
1.4
1. 1

1.3
2 .3
1.8
26.8
22 .6
18.6
9.3
11.1
3.3
2 .8

.9
1.7
.6
12.4
13 . 1
19.8
14.0
16.8
9 .3
11.4

4 .7
4.5
1.8
13.9
12.2
16 .2
11 . 5
15.3
10.2
9 .7

8.5
7 .6
2.2
12.8
10. 8
16.2
10.6
12 .9
8.6
9.8

10.0
8.5
4 .7
10 .3
11.6
17.0
9 .8
14.7
7 .2
6. 1
100.0

Total------------------------------------------------------ ■
-------------------

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)----------------------------

17 50 . 1

158.2

481.9

29 9.5

55 7.8

98.2

65.2

89.3

Average hourly earnings---------------------------- ---------------------

$1.77

$1.43

$1.49

$1.62

$2 . 0 0

$1-90

$1.80

$1 .70

.4
1.3
1.1
21.9
21 .2
20 .3
10.3
12.4
5.7
5.2

.5
3.2
1.9
44 .4
21 .8
15.4
4.7
5 .3
1.2
1. 5

•8
1.8
1.3
31 .6
29.3
20 .3
6. 4
6 .4
1.3
.8

.3
1.3
1.8
17.1
21.1
21.6
10.4
15.3
6.2
4.9

•1
.1
•l
9 .4
13.4
20.9
16.2
18.4
10.5
10.9

.3
•2
.9
8.2
14.3
21 .1
13.7
17.5
13.6
10. 1

.1
.5
.7
5 .8
12.7
21.9
15.0
21 .0
10.7
11.6

•1
.9
.1
8.6
12.9
21 .0
15.4
18.5
12.3
10 .2

100.0

100.0

Northeast
Under
$ 1. 00
$1 .15
$1 .25
$1.35
$1.50
$ 1. 75
$ 2. 00
$ 2 . 50
$3 .00

$ 1 . 0 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 15---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1 . 2 5 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 35---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 50 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 75-------------------- -------------------------------and under $ 2 . 0 0 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 2. 50 --------------------------------------------------- and under $3 . 00 ---------------------------------------------------and o v e r -----------------------------------------------------------------Total--------------------------------------------------------------------------

100.0

10 0.0

10 0.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)----------------------------

451.2

47. 1

14 6.7

10 5.6

105.2

18. 1

10. 1

18.5

Average hourly earnings----------------------------------------- >
-------

$1.82

$1.45

$1 .50

$1.78

$2.04

$2.05

$2.05

$2 . 0 1

7 .4
5.5
1.7
29 .0
17. 3
16 . 0
7.9
7.7
4.0
3.5

18 .9
8.0
2 ,4
38. 6
13.8
10.9
3.0
2. 6
. 8
1.0

7 .5
5.9
1.5
38 .8
23 .0
15.1
4.3
2.8
.9
.3

2.4
3.3
2.3
42 .7
23 .7
14.1
4.7
4 .7
1.1
.9

2.2
3 .7
•8
21.1
13 .9
19.3
12.0
12.4
7. 1
7.4

10.2
4 .0
1.4
20.8
14.5
15.8
10 .6
10 .5
6 .6
5.5

17.8
9. 1
2 .0
16.9
11.5
12.5
9 .3
10 . 5
8.0
2 .4

19.6
13.7
4.4
12 .9
12 .0
16.0
8 .7
7.4
3 .3
2 .0

South
Under
$ 1. 0 0
$1 .15
$1 .25
$1 .35
$1 .50
$1.75
$ 2. 00
$2.50
$3.00

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

00-----------------------------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 1 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 2 5 ---------------- -----------------------------------under $ 1 . 3 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 75---------------------------------------------------under $ 2. 00 ---------------------------------------------------under $2 . 50 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 3 . 0 0 ------------------------------------------------- —
o v e r -------------------- ---------------------------------------------

Total--------------------------------------------------------------------------

100.0

100.0

100. 0

10 0.0

10 0.0

10 0.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)----------------------------

489.4

3 6 .7

10 9.8

79.1

16 4.4

37.0

29 .6

32 .8

Average hourly earnings-------------------------------------------------

$1.58

$1.27

$1.36

$1 .43

$1.80

$1 . 6 6

$1.54

$1.42

10 0.0




G
eneral m an ise sto
erch d
res
Table 13.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees working specified weekly hours by average
straight-time hourly earnings, United States and regions, June 1966— Continued
Employees with weekly hours of work of—

Average hourly earnings

All
employees

Under
15

15
and
under
35

35^
and
under
40

40

Over
40
and under
44

44
and
under
48

48
and
over

North Central
Under
$1 .00
$1 .15
$1.25
$1.35
$1.50
$ 1. 75
$ 2 . 00
$2 . 50
$3 .00

$ 1 . 0 0 _______________________________________________
and under $ 1. 15---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 25---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 35---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1 . 7 5 ---------------------------------------------------and under $2 . 00---------------------------------------------------and under $ 2 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------and under $3 . 00---------------------------------------------------and o v e r -----------------------------------------------------------------

2.2
5. 1
1.9
23.0
18.6
18.9
9 .5
10 .2
4 .6
6. 1

3.2
7.5
1.0
39 ,2
18 .7
15 . 8
4, 9
5. 7
1.8
2.0

2 .7
7.2
2 .5
31.9
23.0
18 .2
6 .6
5 .6
1.0
1.3

2.3
3.4
2.0
32.0
24 .2
17.1
9.9
7.9
1.3
.9

.2
1.3
.7
11.2
14.9
21.8
13.8
15.7
3.8
11.7

2.9
10.2
2.2
14.6
12 . 0
16.8
10.2
13.2
8.4
9.6

1.5
10.1
2.7
12.7
11 . 1
19.5
8.5
9 .9
6.0
17.8

9.3
10.9
7.6
11.5
13.5
17 .4
7.4
10 .7
5.8
6.0
100.0

Total--------------------------------------------------------------------------

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------------------ ---------

53 2.3

51.9

15 1.5

76 .4

180.2

26.9

18.9

26 .5

Average hourly earnings-------------------------------------------------

$1.75

$1.45

$1.45

$1,50

$2 . 0 0

$1.85

$1 .93

$1.63

.4
.8
1.4
9 .4
12.5
21 .3
15 .3
20.3
8 .4
10. 1

.6
.9
1.4
25. 1
15 .5
27 .6
12.3
11.4
3.7
1.5

•2
.9
1.2
14.1
16 .7
30.1
17.2
14.0
3.2
2 .4

.3
.5
.6
10.7
21.0
22.9
16.7
19.2
3 .7
4 .5

•6
•6
.8
4.2
8.6
16.4
15.1
23.9
12 .4
17 .3

•l
1.0
3.3
3.2
4.8
10.6
13.4
26 .9
17.4
19.2

.1
4.5
4 .0
5 .7
3. 8
14.8
15.0
19 . 8
14.9
17 . 5

•1
.4
6.5
2.9
4 .5
12.7
9 .6
38 .7
13 .5
11.1
100.0

West
Under
$ 1 .0 0
$1 .15
$ 1. 25
$1 .35
$ 1. 50
$1 .75
$ 2 . 00
$ 2. 50
$3.00

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

00 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 15--------------------------------------------- ■
under $ 1 . 2 5 --------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 35---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 7 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 2 . 00---------------------------------------------------under $ 2 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 3 . 0 0 ---------------------------------------------------o v e r ------------------------------------------------------------------

Total--------------------------------------------------------------------------

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) — -----------------------

27 7.2

22.6

73 .9

38.4

108.0

16 .3

6.6

11.5

Average hourly earnings-------------------------------------------------

$2.07

$1 .63

$1.72

$1.81

$2 .26

$2 .38

$2 . 2 0

$2.17

<
ji

G eral m an ise stores
en
erch d
Table 14.

Average straight-time hourly and weekly earnings of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
United States and regions, June 1966
(Employees in thousands)

Weekly hours of work

Number
Average
of
hourly
employees earnings

Under 15--------------------- : ----------------------------15 and under 3 5 -------------------------------------35 and under 4 0 -------------------------------------40 -...........................................................................
Over 40 and under 48 --------------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------------------------T o t a l ----------------------------------------------

158.
481.
299.
557.
163.
89.

2
9
5
8
4
3

$1.
1.
1.
2.
1.
1.

1, 750. 1

43
49
62
00
86
70

1. 77

Soutli

Northeast

Number
Average
Average
weekly
of
hourly
earnings employees earnings
$13.
36.
60.
79.
79.
88.

60
91
64
98
80
45

59. 23

47.
146.
105.
105.
28.
18.

1
7
6
2
1
5

451. 2

$1.
1.
1.
2.
2.
2.

45
50
78
04
05
01

1. 82

Average
Average
Number
of
hourly
weekly
earnings employees earnings
$13.
36.
66.
81.
87.
104.

95
64
36
73
98
75

57. 74

36.
109.
79.
164.
66.
32.

$1.
1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

7
8
1
4
6
8

27
36
43
80
61
42

1. 58

489. 4

North Central
Number
Average
Average
of
weekly
hourly
earnings employees earnings
$11.
33.
53.
71.
69.
72.

72
89
73
96
17
85

51.
151.
76.
180.
45.
26.

9
5
4
2
8
5

532. 3

55. 64

$1.
1.
1.
2.
1.
1.

45
45
50
00
88
63

West

Average
Average
Number
hourly
of
weekly
earnings employees earnings
$13.
36.
56.
80.
80.
87.

58. 18

1. 75

22.
73.
38.
108.
22.
11.

95
23
27
09
92
44

6
9
4
0
9
5

$ 1.
1.
1.
2.
2.
2.

277. 2

63
72
81
26
32
17

IV
o

United States

Av erage
weekly
earnings
$15.
43.
67.
90.
98.
109.

09
32
83
31
43
13

69. 99

Department stores
Table 15.

Average straight-time hourly earnings of nonsupervisory employees by selected characteristics,
United States, June 1966
Enterprises with annual sales of—

Region

Men
United States
----------------Northeast --------------------------------------------S o u t h ----------------------------------------------------North Central -----------------------------------West -----------------------------------------------------




Nonmetropolitan
areas

Metropolitan
areas
Women

Men
'■ $ 2 .

$ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 to $ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0

$ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 to $ 1 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0

$ 1 , 00 0 , 0 0 0 or more

Women

$ 2 . 38

$ 1 . 67

30

1. 67

2. 25

1. 53

2. 16

1 .4 6

2. 51

1. 63

2 . 31

1 .4 8

2. 7 6

1 .9 2

2. 62

1. 6 6

| Women

Men

j

Women

Metropolitan
areas
Men

Nonmetropolitan
areas

Women

Men

Women

1 .4 8

2. 17

Men

Nonmetropolitan
areas

$ 1 .4 9

2. 22

Metropolitan
areas

In s u f f ic i e n t

data

to

w arrant

p resentation.

Less than $ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0
Metropolitan
areas
Men

j

Women

Nonmetropolitan
areas
Men

Women

D
epartm stores
ent
Table 16. Cumulative numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings,
United States and regions, June 1966
(Employees in thousands)
United States

Northeast

South

North Central

Av erage hourly earnings
Number
Under $0. 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Under $ 0. 7 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Under $ 1. 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------—

Percent

Number

Percent

♦
.1
.5

.1
•2
1.8

*
.1
.6

.3
1.0
5.7

•2
•8
2 .4

.1
.3
.9

Number

Percent

Number

West

Percent

Number

Percent

*
1.5

♦
.4

*
*
*

*
*
*

_

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1 . 0 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1. 1 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1. 1 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 2 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1. 2 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

8.3
IC.C
11.5
14. 1
17 .5

.8
.9
1.1
1.3
1.6

2.1
2.7
3.2
3.8
5.0

.7
.9
l.l
1.3
1.7

3 .4
3. 5
4 .0
4.4
5.3

1.2
1.3
1.4
1.6
1.9

2. 8
3.6
4.6
5.7
6.8

•8
1.1
1.4
1.7
2.0

.1
.1
.1
.3
.5

.1
.1
.1
•1
.3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1 . 3 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$1 . 3 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1. 4 0 ---------------- ----------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 4 5 ------------------------------------------------------------------—
$1. 5 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

155.3
233.7
325.6
396.5
44 6.5

14.1
21.2
29. 6
36.1
40.6

27.8
60 .2
82.9
10 9.9
127.0

9.3
20.2
27.9
37.0
42.7

64 .0
82.6
115.0
130.1
14 2.7

22.9
29.5
41 .1
46 .5
51.0

57.1
79 .8
10 9.3
130.4
145.9

16 .9
23. 6
32 .3
38 .6
43 .2

6.5
11.2
18 . 7
26. 6
31 .2

3. 5
6.0
10.0
14.3
16.8

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1.
$1.
$ 1.
$1.
$1.

55
60
65
70
75

---------------------------------------------------------------------................
.........................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

524.7
565.8
612.9
647. 7
675.0

47 .7
51.4
55 .7
58 .8
61.7

149.5
16 1.9
174.2
183.8
192.4

50.3
54.5
58.6
61.3
64.7

161.4
171.6
183.5
19 1.5
198.1

57 .7
61 .4
65.7
68.5
70.9

17 1 . 7
184.4
197.8
20 7.9
21 7.0

50.8
54 .6
58.5
61 , 5
64.2

42 .2
48 .0
57.4
64 . 4
71 .5

22.7
25.8
30.9
34.6
38.4

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.
$1.
$1.
$1.
$ 2.

80
85
90
95
00

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

712.9
739.2
770.5
791.5
806.4

64. 8
67.2
70.0
71 .9
73.3

200,7
207.2
214.7
22 0.3
224.4

67.5
69.7
72.2
74.1
75.5

20 5.8
210.8
218.1
221.5
223. 9

73.6
75.4
78.0
79.2
80.1

22 7.8
23 5.5
24 3.9
249. 1
253. 5

67.4
69.7
72.2
73 . 7
75. 0

78 .7
85.8
93.9
100.6
10 4.6

42 .3
46.1
50.5
54.1
56 .2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 2.
$ 2.

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

648.2
880.9
910.6
536.1
552.1

77. 1
80 .0
82 . 7
85.0
86. 5

234.8
24 2.7
251.1
257. 9
262.7

79.0
81.7
84.5
36.8
88.4

231.2
23 6.4
242.2
24 7.0
249.4

82.7
84 .6
86 .6
88.3
89 .2

26 6.2
275.3
283. 1
28 9.8
294. 2

78.8
81.5
83.8
85.7
87.0

11 6.C
126.4
13 4. 1
141.5
145.8

62.4
68.0
72.1
76 . 1
78,4

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2.
$2.
$2.
$ 2.
$3.

60
70
80
90
00

......................................................................................
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5 7 2. 6
98 5. 8
1 0 0 0 .0
10 11 .2
1C1 9.9

88 .4
89.6
90.8
91.9
92.6

267.8
271.5
27 5.2
277.8
28 0.2

90. 1
91 .3
92 .6
93.5
94.3

2 54.0
2 57 . 1
2 59.9
26 2.5
264. 1

90.9
92 .0
93.0
93 . 9
94.5

300. 1
30 3 . 9
308.2
311.4
313.1

88. 8
39.9
91.2
92 .1
92.6

150.7
153.3
156.7
159.4
162.4

81.0
82 .4
84.2
85 . 7
87.3

T o t a l -------------------------------------------------------------------------

11 00.8

100.0

29 7.2

Average hourly e a r n i n g s ------------------------------------------------




SI . 8 9

10 0.0
$1 . 8 6

27 9.6

100.0
$1.75

33 8.0

10 0.0
$1 . 87

186.0

100.0
$2.19

$

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ent
Table 17. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings,
by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, United States and regions, June 1966
United States
Av erage hourly earnings

Under $0 . 5 0 ---------------- ---------------- — - ............................. ......
Under $ 0. 7 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------Under $ 1. 0 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

Metro­
politan
areas

South

Northeast

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Metro­
politan
areas

*
.1
.5

.1

.4

*
.1
.6

.8
.9
1. 1
1.3
1.6

.6
.6
.8
1.0
1.3

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

. 7
1.0
1.1
1.3
1.7

*

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 0 5 _~_- ____________________- _______________ - ____
$1. 10 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 1 5 ------------------------------------------ ---------------------------$1. 2 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 2 5 ------------------------------------------------ ----------------------

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 3 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 35
$T. 4 0 --------------------------- ------------------------------------------$ 1 . 4 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 5 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

13.3
2C. 3
28.4
34.9
39.5

22 . 5
31.1
41.4
47.5
52.0

8. 8
19.6
27.0
36 . 1
42. 0

$ 1 . 5 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 6 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1, 6 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 7 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 7 5 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

46 . 6
50.4
54.7
57.9
60. 7

58.3
61.9
65. 8
68.7
71.5

49.6
53.7
57 . 8
61.0
64.0

74.2
76.2
78.0
79.2
79.9

66.8
69 .0
71.6
73.5
74 . 9

Metr o­
politan
areas

North Central

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Me tro ­
politan
areas

_

West

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

_

Metr o­
politan
areas

4
. 3
1. 0

*
. 5

1.2
1.2
1.4
1.5
1.8

1.4
1.5
1.6
1. 7
2.3

. 9
1. 2
1.5
1.8
2. 1

•1
. 1
.3
. 5
.7

.1
. 1
.1
. 1
.3

22.0
28.3
40 .3
45 .7
50.3

28.8
37 .9
47. 0
52.2
56. 3

16 . C
22 . 5
30.9
37 . 3
41. 9

25.9
34 . 2
45.9
51.2
56. 0

3,4
5. 9
9. 5
13.6
15.9

. 1
. 3
.8

c

o

-

♦
*
*

o

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

2
a.
o

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

c
©
o

57.2
60.9
65.3
68 .2
70.5

6 1. 5
64 . 5
67 . 8
7 C .4
73. 1

49. 6
53.4
57.4
60.4
63. 1

62 .8
65 .6
69.1
72.3
74. 5

21 .7
24 . 7
29 . 8
3 3. 5
37,3

73.3
75.1
77.8
79.0
79.9

76 .0
77 .5
79 .4
80.7
81.4

66.4
63.7
71.3
72. 9
74.2

77. 1
79. 1
80.8
82 . 0
82. 6

41.2
45. 1
49.6
53 .4
55.6

82.5
84.3
86. 5
88 . 1
89 .0

84 . 2
86. 1
87.9
85 . 8
90.8

78 .2
81.0
83. 4
85. 5
86. 7

84 .7
86. 2
87.5
38. 5
89.9

61,9
67.6
71 .8
76 . 9
78.3

90.6
91.7
92.7
93 .7
94.3

92.7
93.6
94 . 6
95 .2
95.6

88. 5
89.6
90 . 9
91 .8
92. 3

91 .5
93. 0
94 .4
95.5
96 . 0

80.8
82 . 3
84.0
85, 5
87. 1
100. 0

c
Q
>
Q
C
a

o

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.
$1.
$1.
$1.
$2.

80
85
90
95
00

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

63. 8
66.3
69 .2
71.2
72 . 6

£

o
o

"5
c

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$ 2.
$2.
$2.
$2.

76.5
79.6
82.4
84 . 8
86.2

82. 6
84.7
8 6.3
87.9
89 . 1

78.5
81.3
84.2
86.5
88.2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

88.1
$ 2. 60 ----------------------------------------------------------------------89.3
$2. 70 ----------------------------------------------------------------------90 .6
$ 2. 8 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------91.6
$ 2 . 9 0 ---------------- --------------------- --------------------------------9
$ 3. 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2 . 4

90.9
92 . 1
93.4
9 4.4
95.0

90.0
91.2
92 . 5
93.4
94. 2

T o t a l -------------------------------------------------------------------------

100. 0

100. G

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) --------------------------

1002.8

98.0

279.2

244.4

35.2

306.7

31.3

172.5

Average hourly e a r n i n g s -------------------------------------------------

$1.91

$1 .75

$1.87

$1.76

$1.69

$1 .89

$1.72

$2 . 2 1

10
20
30
40
50




------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------— - — — -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

it
i

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o
o
o

“©
•2
it
—

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Table 18. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings,
by sex, United States and regions, June 1966
United States

Northeast

South

North Central

West

Av erage hourly earnings
Men

Women

Men

♦
. 1

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 05
$1 .10
$ 1 .1 5
$1 .20
$1. 25

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

.3
.4
.5
. 6
.7

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1 . 30
$1. 3 5
$ 1. 40
$1 .45
$1. 50

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------............................... ..................................... .............

11.2
15.8
2. 1
0
22.8

17.2
26.0
36 . 1
43, 7
49. 1

15.8
23.8
28.6

11 .7
25.2
34.4
44 .0
50.3

13.7
17.3
24. 3
28.2
30.8

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 55
$1.60
$1. 65
$1.70
$1. 75

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

28. 9
31.0
34.. 3
36.3
38.4

56.6
61. 1
65. 9
69 . 6
72.8

35 . 9
38.9
42.3
44. 7
47.3

58.0
62 .8
67 .3
71.0
74.1

37.3
39.6
43.4
45.4
47 .0

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.
$1.
$1.
$1 .
$2 .

80
85
90
95
00

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------—-------------- -------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------- -------------------

41.3
43.3
45.8
47.4
48. 5

75.9
78.5
81.5
3.6
85,0

50.1
52.1
54 . 3
55.9
57.2

76.9
79.1
81.8
83 .9
85 ,3

49. 7
51.6
55.1
56 .4
57.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2.
$2 .
$2.
$2.

10
20
30
40
50

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ —-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

6 5
C.
64.2
66.6

53.0
56.3

8, 5
91 . 3
93.3
94,9
95. 9

61.7
65.0
. 9
72.3
74.5

6
8

88.3
90.6
92.8
94 .5
95 .8

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2.
$2.
$2.
$3.

60
70
80
90
00

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

7C.5
7 3 .1
76 . 1
78 ,5
80.5

96 .8
97 .4
97 . 9
98. 2
98 .4

77 . 7
79 , 8
82.5
34 . 5
. 0

T o t a l -------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC. 0

10G.0

Number of employees (in thousands) --------------------------

354.5

Average hourly e a r n i n g s ------------------------------------------------

*2.37

.2

7.7

1.0
1
1.6
20
.
. 1
1.4

*
. 1

Women

Under $0 . 50 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Under $0. 7 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Under $1. 00 ----------------------------------------------------------------------




*
. 1
.7

Men

.2

.3
,4
.4

.6

. 9
5,0

11.0

*

*

.1

.1

•8

.3

.9

1.2
1.4
1.6
2.1

.5
.5

.6
. 7
.8

Women
•1
.4

1.1
1.6
16
.
1. 9
2.0
2. 5
27.8
36.0
50. 1
56. 3
61 . 8

68.6

Men
-

.1
.4
.5

.6
.7
.8
8.0
10.4
14.6
17.0
18 . 7

Women
_

*

.6
1.0
1.3
1.7
. 1
2.4

2

20.3
28 .6
39 . 1
46.8
52 .5

6C. 6

Men

Women'

*
. 1
. 1

_

. 1

*
*
. 1

.1
.1
. 1
.2
2.2
2.8
4.2
5,3

6.0

.1

.3
4.1
7,6
12.9
18 .6

22.0

25 . 2
27.0
29.9
31.8
33.7

65 . 1
69.4
72 .8
75 . 8

90 .2
91.4
92.1

37.0
38.8
41. 1
42 .5
43 .3

79 . 0
81.5
34.0
85.6
87.1

23.8
25.8
26 . 8

53.4
57 . 8
63.4
67.7
70.4

61,3
64.3
68.3
71.7
73.4

94. 1
95 .4
96 .4
97.2
97. 7

48.1
51. 1
54 . 7
58 .2
60 .9

9 0 .4
93 .1
94 . 9
96.2
97.0

32 . 5
36.9
4 2 .4
47 .8
51 . 1

76.8
82.9
. 5
89.7
91.6

86
100.0

96. 8
97.5
98.0
98 .3
98.7

76.9
79,4
81.9
84 .2
85.6

9 8. 3
98 .7
98 .9
9 9. 1
99 .2

65.4
68.4
71.9
74.7
76.3

97.7
98. 1
98 .5
98.8
98 .9

56.1
53.8
62 . 1
65. 2
69.2

93 .0
9 3.8
94.9
95 .6
96 . 0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1
C0.G

100.0

746.2

103.6

19 3.6

97.2

132. 4

93 .3

244. 7

60.5

125.5

$1 .65

$2. 22

$1.65

$ 2 . 16

$1.52

*2.4 9

*1.6 1

$2.75

$1 .90

8

8

73.0
77.5
80. 8
83.6

86. 4
8. 1
8

9 .4

*

10.2
12.4
13. 8
16,3
19.4

21.8

29,1
33.3
39.8
44. 7
49 . 1

8
6

CD

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Table 19. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise sales-size classei
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
U nited States

Average

h o u rly e a rn in g s
$1, 000, 000
or

m ore

$ 5 0 0 , 000

$ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0

to
$1, 000, 000

1 T
L e s s than

$ 500° 000

| $ 2 5 ° - 000

_____________________
_____________________

1 .1

_____________________

1.6

U
U
U
U
U

$ 1 .5 0

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

...

$ 1. 3 5
$ 1 .4 0

____________ ______
________ ____________

$ 1 .4 5
$ 1. 5 0

_____________________
...............................

Under $

___________________
___________________

1. 6 5 ___________________
1. 7 0 ....................... ........

47.5
51.2
55. 5
5 8.6
6 1.4

___________________
___________________

6 4.5
6 6.5

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

___________________
......................................
___________________

65.8
71.7
73. 1

2 . 10
2. 2 0
2. 3 0
2.40
?.. 5 0

......................................
___________________
___________________
___________________

7 6.5
79.9

Under

$ 2. 6 0

U
U
U
U

$2.
$ 2.
$ 2.
$3.

nder
nder
nder
nder

14. 1
2 1 .2
2 9 .5
36. C
40. 5

1. 8 0
L 85

$
$
$
$

70
80
90
00

T otal

.......................... ............
___________________
________ ___________
........................ ..............
_______________________

N u m ber of e m p loyees
( i n t h o u s a n d s ) _________________

Average hourly earnings __




m ore

$ 500, 000

$ 2 5 0 , 000

to
$1, 0 00, 000

to
$ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0

*

8 2.6
64. 5
86.4
88.2
85.4

46. 5

CL

c
J
|
0
—
B

-5
.2?

4
_E

<
D

76. 3
79. 4
82.2
84.

o
53. 2
6 1.3

s

65.7
6 8. 7

c
2
o
5

80. 4

6 J. 9
71.C
72.4

22 .2
30. 3
4 1 .2
4 7 .3
5 1 .9

C
L

71.4

o

74.2
76. 2
7 8. 0
79 2

-O

80.0

£

32.6
84 . 6
86.3
37. 6

63.6
66. 9

JE

.

36. 1

85.0

33.0

9 0 .8
9 2. 1

92. 6

92.3

t l .9 p

c
o

o

50.2
54. 5
57. 6

89.2
50. 5
91.5

1084.8

1 .2

35. 4

B

5 0 .7
9 1.8

1 CC. C

.6

1 3 .3
2 0 .2
2 8 .4
3 4 .9
c
B

i

. 6
. 8
.9

1 .1
1 .3
1 .6

1 .3

1. 7 5

Under
Under
Unde r
Unde r

or

. 8
. 9

$ 1. 2 5

$
$
$
$
$

$1, 000, 000

. e
. 9

$ 1. 15
$ 1. 2 0

Under
Under $
Unde r $
Under $

L e s s than
$ 2 5 0 , 000

•4

Under

$ 1. 5 5
$ 1. 6 0

to
$ 5 0 0 , 000

.

_____________________

Under

$ 2 5 0 , 000

.5

$ 1. 0 5
$ 1. 10

nder
nder
nder
nder
nder

$ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0
to
$1, 000, 000

o f -------

*
, 1

*

nder
nder
nder
nder

U
U
U
U

or m ore

sales

. 1

_ ......... ............... .
................. ............. .

Under

$1, 0 0 0 ,0 0 0

w ith annual

. 5

$ 0 . 50
$ 0 .7 5
$ 1. 0 0

Under
Under

N on m etrop olita n area s

M etrop olita n a re a s
E n terp rises

9 3, 4
9 4. 3
94.9

100. 0

100, 1

937. 3

96. 9

$1 91

£

5
<
2
C
L
c
2
o
£
■
2
£

a
“O
c

3
C

L e s s than
$ 2 5 0 , 000




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Table 19- Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise
sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966— Continued

E n t e r p r is e s w ith annual s a le s

A v e r a g e h o u rly e arn in g s
$1 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0
or

m ore

$ 5 0 0 , 000
to
$1, 00 0 , 000

$ 2 5 0 , 000
to
$ 5 0 0 , 000

U nder
U nder
U nder
Under
Under

or

m ore

$ 2 5 0 , 000
to
$ 5 0 0 , 000

1 .3

1. *

$ 1 . 2 0 -------$ 1 . 2 5 --------

1.2

1 .5
1 .9

$ 1 . 3 0 ------$ 1 . 3 5 ------$ 1. 4 0 -------

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

1.6

$ 1. 4 5 -------$ 1 . 5 0 -------

$ 1. 6 0 -------

49. 8
5 4 .0

$ 1 . 6 5 ------$ 1. 7 0 ------$ 1. 7 5 -------

58. 1
6 1 .4
64. 3

Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 8 0 ------$ 1. 8 5 ------$ 1. 9 0 -------

6 9 .4
7 1 .9

Under
Under

$ 1 . 9 5 ------$ 2 . 0 0 -------

73. 8
7 5 .2

Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2.
$2.
$2.

2 3 .3
3 0 .1
4 1 .6
o

7 8 .8
3 1 .5

Under

$ 2 . 5 0 -------

Under
Under
Under

$2. 60 - $ 2 . 7 0 ------$ 2 . 8 0 -------

Under

$ 2 . 9 0 -------

Under

$ 5 0 0 , 000
to
$1, 0 0 0 , 0 0 0

1.2
1.1

47. 0
5 1 .4

"o
Under
U nder
U nder
Under
U nder

of—

.9

$ 1. 0 5 -------$ 1 . 1 0 -------$ 1 . 1 5 -------

Under
Under

$1, 0 0 0 , 0 0 0

. 1
.3

U n d e r $ 0 . 5 0 -------U n d e r $ 0 . 7 5 -------U n d e r $ 1. 0 0 -------Under
Under
U nder

L e s s than
$ 2 5 0 , 000

$ 1 . 5 5 -------

1 0
2 0
30
4 0

6 7. 1

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

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

Average

h ou rly

5
o
o
o

c

6 5 .6
6 3 .4
70. 7
7 3 .4
7 5 .2
7 7 .3
7 9 .C
7 9 .9
8 2 .5
8 4 .4
8 6 ,6
8 3 .3
8 9 , ?.
9 0. 7

9C« 0
9 1 .?

$ 3 . 0 0 -------

of em p loyees

c
a

9 1 .9

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

92 . q
9 3 .3
9 4 .4

ICC. C

T o t a l ----------N um ber

a>
a>
a.

57. 8
6 1 .4

(in th o u sa n d s)

e a r n i n g s ---------------------------

1C3. 9

2 9 2 .1

2 7 1 .0

* 1 .8 7

$ 1 .7 5

o
o
"c

c
o
o
£
o
a
a
c
a>
‘w
ir
I
—

L e s s th an
$ 2 5 0 , 000

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Table 19. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise
sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966— Continued
N orth

Average

E n terp rises

h o u rly ea rn in g s
$1, 000, 000
or m ore

Under

$ 5 0 0 , 000

$ 2 5 0 , 000

to
$1, 00 0 , 000

to
$ 5 0 0 , 000

w ith annual s a le s

L e s s than
$ 2 5 0 , 000

$1, 0 0 0 , 000
or m ore

of—
$ 5 0 0 , 000

$ 2 5 0 , 000

to
$1, 000, 000

to
$ 5 0 0 , 000

$ 0 . 50

Under

C entral

$ 0 . 75

Under

$ 1 .0 0

U
U
U
U
U

nder
nder
nder
nder
nder

$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.

Under
U nder
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

Under
U nder
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

05
10
15
20
25
$1.

1.1
1 .4
1 .7
.............................. ...................... .............................. ....................

30

_

_

_

______

_____

.............................. ......................................................... _
...
__________________________________________
...................... ............................ ............................................
_________________________________________________________
_

1. 7 5

______________ _______
_ _

_______

.

$ 1 . 80

___

______ ________________________

$ 1. 8 5
$ 1. 9 0
$ 1. 9 5
$ 2 . 00

___

____

Under
Under
U nder
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2.
$2.
$2.
$2.

Total




----------

-----------------..
_____________________

20
30
40
5 0

60
70
80
90
$ 3. 0 0

A verage

..

__________

..

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

----------------------------______________ ______________

in

$2.
$2.
$2.
$2.

N u m b e r of

_______________
_

_________________________________________________________

Under

Under
Under

__

35
40

Under
Under
Under
Under

_____

45
50

$ 1. 5 5
1. 6 0
1. 6 6
1. 7 0

$
$
$
$

__

_________________________________________________________
_ .
__ _______________
_______________ __ ______
...................... ............ __ ______
_____________ ____
.......................... .......................... ..................................................
„
........... .................... .................... ......... ..................
_ _____________________ ________________________________
... „
_________________
__ ______
________
_ ______
____________________ __
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

_____

------

e m p loyees

h ou rly

------

--------

. 3
3. 5
6 .0

50. 8
5 4 .5
5 8 .5
6 1.5
64. 2
6 7 .4
6 5 .7
72 .1
7 3 .7
7 5 .0
78. 6
8 1 .5
8 3 .8
8 5 .7
8 7 .0
3 8 .8
89. 5
9 1. *
>
9 2.1
9 2 .6

1 0 .0
14. 3

__

16 . 9

5
S
Q-

?2. 7
2 5 .7
3 0 .7

Q-

c

34. 2
3 3 .0

c
o

5
o
o
“O
•jr

=
>
J§

o

4 1 .9
45. 7
5 0 .1
5 3 .8
5 5 .9
6 2 .0
67. 7
71 . 8
75. 8
7 3 ,2
80. 8
82. 2
8 4 .0
8 5. 6
87 .2

100. c

1 0 0 ,0

______________________

337. 8

1 8 3 .9

------

t l . 87

$ 2 . 20

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

C
o

•5
o

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

(in t h o u s a n d s )

ea rn in g s

2. C
16. 9
23 .6
3 2 .3
38. 5
43. 2

1

o
5
-2
5
o
"O
c
w
=
>
c

L e s s than
$ 2 5 0 , 000




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Table 20.

Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by establishment
sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
U n i t e d S t a t e ^s

A verage

h ou rly

earn in g s
$ 2 5 0 , 000
or m o r e

Under
Under
U nder

S o. so
$ 0 . 75
.1 1. 0 0
5

U nder

$
Under $
Unde r $
Unde r $
Unde r $

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

05
10
15
20
25

M etrop olita n a rea s

.

$ 150, 000
to
$ 250 ,0 0 0

1

.

L e s s th an
$ 150, 000

$ 250, 000
or m ore

.5

. 2
. 2

. 9

55

___________________ __________________
.................................... . .
_
___ . .
.
.................... ..
______________________________________
______________________________________

Under
U nder

$ 1. 5 5
$ 1. 6 0

______________________________________
________________________ ____________

U n d e r $ 1. 6 5
U n d e r $ 1. 7 0
U n d e r $ 1. 7 5

______________________________________
___________________ _______________ _
______________ ______________ _________

1 .1
1 .3
1 .6

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

C
o

. 6
. 9

1 3 .2
2 0 .3
28 .4
3 4 ,9
3 9 .4

2 1 .9
30. 1
4 0 ,3
46, 3
5 0 .6

o

$ 1. 8 0

.

........

...

5

5 1 .1
5 5 .4
5H( q

4 6 .5
5J . ?

Q-

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

6 1 .3
_

$ 1. 8 5
$ 1. 9 0

______________________________________
______________________________________

$ 1. 9 5
S / . 00
.

______________________________________
..................
.. . _ . ____ ...

U nder

S ?.. 10

6
6
6
7
7

4. 4
6. 8
9 .7
1 .6
3. C

c
o
o
£
-2
o
"5

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

5

Total
Num ber

.

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

.

76. 9

,4

O

»
a
>
Q-

57. 0
6 0 .6
6 4 .6

D

67. 5
7 0 .3

D
£
o
o
o
“O
c
Q
>

73.
75.
76.
73.
79.

1
1
9
2
0

8
8
6
8

1 .8
3. 9
5. 7
7. 3

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

______________________________________

9 6 .4

3 6 .2

88. 5

______________________________

8
8
9
9

3 8 .0
3 9 .2

91 .7

90. 5
9 1 .5
9 2 .4

93. 1
94. 1
9 4 .7

1 0 0 .0

100. 0

______________________________________
______________________________________

______________________________
............................
_________________________________________

of em p loyees

A v e r a i e h ou rly
g

(in t h o u s a n d s )

e arn in g s

____

____________________

9
9
0
1

.2
.4
.7
.7

°2 . 5

l r o. c
1 C8 2 . 9

9 9 0 .6

-U .9 C

$ 1 .9 1

c
a.
D*
*
□
£
O
□
o
0)

7 6 .4
7 9 .4
3 2 .3
84. 7

______________________________________
______________________________________
__________________ ___________________

c

5

a

47. 4

U nder
Unde r
Under
Under
U nder

L e s s th an
$ 150, 000

to
$ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0

. 2

. 9

1. 2
1 .5

$ 1. 3 0

$ 1 5 0 ,0 0 0

*
*

. i

1. C

.1 1 . 4 0
5
$ 1. 4 5
$ 1. 5 0

$3.00

$ 2 5 0 , 000
or m ore

.7

______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

S I.

Under

L e s s than
$ 150, 000

. 5

Under

U n d e r $ 2. 60
U n d e r $ 2. 7 0
U n d e r $ 2. 8 0
U n d e r $ 2 . 90

$ 150, 000
to
$ 2 5 0 , 000

#
. ;

______________________________________

Under
U nder
Unde r
Unde r

U n d e r $ 2. 2 0
U n d e r $ 2. 30
Unde r $ 2 .4 0
U n d e r $ 2. 50

N on m etrop olita n a re a s

Ei s t a b l i s h m e n t s w i t h a n n u a l s a l e s o f -

9 0 .4

92. 3
$ 1 .7 7

c

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ent

2

Table 20. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by establishment
sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966— Continued
N ortheast

A verage

h ou rly

South

ea rn in g s
$ 2 5 0 , 000
or m ore

$ 0 . 50

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

$
$
$
$

05
10
15
20

_____________________
......................................
_____ ________ ______
.. .. . _____ .

.7
. 9

$ 1. 2 5

____________ _________

U nder
U nder
Under

$ 1. 3 0
$ 1. 3 5
$ 1 .4 0

......................................
_____________________
................ ......................

U nder
Under

$ 1. 4 5
$ 1. 5 0

_____________________
......................................

L e s s than
$ 150, 000

to
$ 2 5 0 , 000

. 1
. 6

Under
Under
U nder
U nder
Unde r

$ 1 5 0,000

*

$ 0. 75
$ 1. 0 0

Under
Under
Under

1.
1.
1.
1.

N orth

E sta b lish m en ts
$ 2 5 0 , 000
or m ore

1 5 0 ,0 0 0

L e s s th an
$ 150 ,0 0 0

to
$ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0

1.0
1 .1
l . 2
1. 3
1 .7

1. 1
1. 3
1 .7
9. 1

2 9 .8
4 1 .3
4 6 .3
5 1.1

c
o

o
c
s

5 0 .6
5 4 .4

Q-

6 1 .3
64. 0

5 C .0
54. 2

sj

.....................................
...
_______________

5 8 .4

o.

57. 7
6 1 .3
6 5 .4

$ 1. 7 5

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

6 1 .6
6 4 .5

c
o

6 3 .2
7 5 .5

c
o

6 7 .3
6 9 .5

o
5
o

73.3

o
s
o

$

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

......

90

_____________________

$ 1. 9 5
£ ?. 00

_____________________

$ 2 . 10
$ 2. 2 °

______ ______________

$ 2 .3 0
U nder $ 2 .4 0
U n d e r $ 2. 50

______ ______________
... ..............................
_____________________

1.

72. 1
7 4 .0
75. 4

o
o

7 5.1
7 7 .7
7 8 .9
79. 8

o
a
-a

6
6
7
7

7. 2
9 .5
2 .0
3 .5

74. 9

c
U nder
Under
U nder

r

$ 2. 60

______ ___ ___________

Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2 . 70
$ 2. 80

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

$ 2 . 90
$ 3. 0 0

_____ ___________

Unde

T otal

......... .............................
.............................. ..
________ ______ _______

7 8 .9
8 1 .6
84 .4
86 .7

-2:
i

8 7 .4
84. 3
8 6 .5

8 8 .3

3 8 .2
8 9 .1

9 C. 0
9 1 .3
9 2 .6
9 3 .4
94. 2

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

c
o
p
c
a
>

o
o
i
o
p
o
“O

2

7 3 .6
8 1 ,4
8 3 .7

c
Q
>
G
£
3

—

8 5 .6

—

Z
S:

9. 9
14. 0
1 6 .5
7 2 ,3
2 5 .4
3 0 .5
3 4 .2
38 .0
4 1 .9
4 5 ,7
5 0 .1

c
Q
>

7 5 .9

—

88. 7
8 1 .9

9 2 .8
9 3 .7

9 1 .1

80. 8
8 2 .3
84. 1
85. 6
8 7 .2

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

2 9 5 .2

2 6 7 .8

3355 . 3

1 8 4 . fc

Average

f l . 86

$ 1 .7 6

$ 1 .,8 7

$ 2 .2 0




ea rn in g s

a

iiE

N um ber of em p loy ees
(in t h o u s a n d s ) _____ ____________
h ou rly

o
a
S
o

6 2 .1
6 7 .7
7 1 .o

90. 6
9 1 .3

1 0 0 .0

1
Q.

5 3 .8
59 .9

78. 2

92. 1
92. 6

c
O
O

8 7. 0

94. 3

L e s s than
$ 1 5 0 ,0 0 0

to
$ 2 5 0 , 000

*

5 3. 3

................................ .
_____________________

$ 1. 6 5
$ 1. 7 0

$ 150, 000

. 1

16. 8
23. 5

C
o

$ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0
or m ore

*
*

1 .4
1 .7

32. 2
38. 4
4 3. 0

W est

L e s s than
$ 150 ,0 0 0

2 .0

2 3.0

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

$ 150 ,0 0 0
to
$ 250, 000

. 8

$ 1. 5 5
$ 1. 6 0

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

m ore

*

Under

$ 1. 8 0
$ 1. 85

or

C entral
of—

.4

Under
Under

Unde r
Under
Under
Under
U nde r

$ 250, 000

.1
,2
.7

o

Under
Under

w ith annual s a le s

1 0 0 .0

D
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ent
Table 21. Numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
United States and regions, June 1966
(Employees in thousands)
United States

South

Northeast

Weekly hours of work
Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Under 15 -------------------15 and under 3 5 --------35 and under 40 --------4 0 ---------------------------------Over 40 and under 44
4 4 ---------------------------------Over 44 and under 48
48 and over --------------

9 2. 9
JIB.'’
191. 8
38 2 . 0
59. 8
5. 5
20.0
3 0. 5

9.4
? 8, 9
17.4
3 4. 7
6.4
. 8
1.8
2.8

28.6
1 02.4
69.9
67.4
12.4
1.0
8. 2
10.3

9.6
3 4.5
23.5
22,7
4.2
. 3
1.7
3. 5

1100.8

1GC. 0

297. 2

133. J

North Central

18.4
68 . 9
52.1
10 3 . 9
19.7
2.2
5.5
9.0

T o t a l -----------------

J

279.6

Average weekly hours

West

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

6. 6
2 4. 7
18.6
3 7. 1
7.0

31.2
96. 1
45. 9
13 3 . 8

9. 2
23.4

7.9
27. 3

4. 8
. 5

14. 6
50. 9
2 4. 5
77. 1
11.5
. 6

I . 8
2.2

3. 1
3. 3

100.0

136. 0

. 8
2.0
3. 2

16. 3
1.7
6.2
7.4

100. 0

33 8 . 0

34.5

31.6

1 3. 4
39.6

32.9

13.2
41.4
6. 2
. 3
1.7
2.0
100. 0

33.6

Department stores
Table 22. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hears of work, by metropolitan and uonmetropolitan areas,
United States, and regions, June 1966
....................
......
United States
Weekly hours of work

Metro­
politan
areas

\

1

Nc rtheast.

MelroNonrnetropolitan
! pohtan
j areas
areas

Under 15 ----------------------------------------------15 and under 35 -----------------------------------35 and under 4 0 -----------------------------------4 0 ------------------------------------------- ---------------Over 40 and under 44 ------------------------4 4 --------------------------------------- ------ ------ -------Over 44 and under 48 ------------------------48 and over -----------------------------------------

8. 5
29 . 3
17. 4
34 . 4
5. ?
. 5
1.8
2.8

7.4
25 .4
17.9
37. 5
7. 0
.4
1.9
2. 5

T o t a l --------------------------------------------

10 0 . c

1 0 0. c

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)

1002. e

9 8.0

279.2

Average weekly hours




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

33. 0

34 . 1

9 .7
34.5
2.3.5
22.4
4. 1
. 3
1.3
3.6

31.5

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

si
aq

o;
-o5
*
i I
—
I

South
Metropolitan
areas

6. 7
25.1
18.7
37.0
6. 8
.8
1.8
3.1
100.0
244.4
34. 9

We st

North Central

iNonmetro| politan
| areas

6.0
21.6
19.0
37.9
88
.
.5
32
.
4.0
100.0
35. 2
35 5
.

Metr o­
politan
areas
9. 3
28 .7
13.0
3 9. 8
4. 7
. 5
1. 9
2. 2
100.0
30 6.7
32.9

Nonmetro­
politan
areas
9. C
26 .2
17. 5
37.7
6.4
. 3
1.3
1.6

Me tro ­
politan
areas

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

8.0
27. 7
13 . 3
40. 7
6, 2
, 3
1.7
2. 1

100.0

10 n, o

31.3

172.5

33. 1

33.4

01

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Table 23. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
by sex, United States and regions, June 1966
United States

South

Northeast

North Central

West

Weekly hours of work
Men
Under 15 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35 ----------------------------------------------------------------35 and under 40 ----------------------------------------------------------------40 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 40 and under 44 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------44 -------------------------------------------------Over 44 and under 48 --------------------------------------------------- —
48 and over ----------------------------------------------------------------------

8.7
32 .1
2 C.6
3 1.2
4. 3
. 3
1,3
1.5

8. 9
27.7
17 . 5
29 .6
5.7
.6
2. 7
7.2

Women
10.0
38 . 1
26 . 7
13.9
3.3
. 2
1.2
1.5

Men
6.6
20.5
9.5
45.0
8. 9
1.0
2.9
5. 5

10C. 0

1C0 . 0

1 0 0. 9

190.3

100.0

3 5 4. 5

74 6 .3

103.6

193.6

97.2

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

34. 7

32 .3

33 . 4

3H. 6

35 . 5

Women
6. 6
26,9
23 . 5
32.9
6. 1
. 7
1. 4
2. 0
n c.o
182. 4
3 3. 9

Men
8. 7
20. 5
6. 4
43.4
7.6
1.1
3.0
4. 5
100. 0

W omen
9.4
31 . 5
16 . 1
36.2
3. 8
, 7
1.4
1.3
100.0

Men
6.7
18 .8
7.9
49 . 3
9, 7
. 6
3, 3
3. 8
10 0 . 0

W omen
8,4
31.4
15.7
3 7.6
4.5
.2
. 9
1.2
o
o
o




Men

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

T o t a l ------------------------------------------------------------------------Number of employees (in thousands)
Average weekly hours

7.9
22 . 3
10.8
4 2. 1
7. 7
.8
2. 9
5.4

W omen

93. 3

2 44 . 7

60 . 5

12 5 . 5

34.7

32.2

35 . 5

32.7

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Table 24.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work, by enterprise sales-size classes,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
United States

Metropolitan areas

Weekly hours of work
$ 1, 0 0 0, 000
or more
Under 15 _____________
15 and under 35 _____
35 and under 40 _____
40 ______________________
Over 40 and under 44
44 ________________ _____
Over 44 and under 48
48 and over __________
Total

$500, 000
to
$ 1, 00 0, 000

$ 250,000
to
$ 500, 000

Less than
$ 25 0,0 00

8.4
28 .9
1 7. 5
34.7
. 5
1.8
2 8

.

$ 1, 00 0, 00 0
or more

$5 00, 000
to
$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000

$ 250,00 0
to
$500, 000

Less than
$250, 000

8.5
29 , 3
17.5
34.4
5. 3
.5

Insufficient data to
warrant presentation.

1• *
-*8

ICC.

Number of employees
(in thousands) ______

Nonmetropolitai

10 8 4. 8

$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000
or more

$2 50 , 000
to
$ 500, 000

Less than
$250, 000

7 .3
1 7 . 7
3 7 . 9
7. 1
. 4

Insufficient data to
w arrant presentation.

987. 8

1 .9
2 .5

Insufficient data to
w arrant presentation.

100. 0

96 . 9

33

3 4 . 2

South

Northeast
Under 15 _______________________________
15 and under 35 _______________________
35 .and under 40 _______________________
40 ________________ _______________________
Over 40 and under 44 ________________
44 _______________________________________
Over 44 and under 4 8 ________________
48 and over ____________________________

$5 00, 000
to
$ 1, 0 0 0, 000

2 5 .3

ICO. 0

Average weekly hour:

Total

areas

Enterprises with annual sales of—

9.5
34.4
23 . 5
22.7
4. 2
. 3
1. 8
3. 5

6 . 5

In s u fficien t
w arrant

data

to

presentation.

24.6
18.9
37 . 1
7. 0
. 8
1.9
3.2

____________________________

ICC. 0
292. 1
3 1.6

to

271.0

Average weekly hours ________________

data

presentation.

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)

Ins ufficien t
w arrant

34 . 5
North Central

Under 15 _______________________________
15 and under 35 _______________________
35 and under 40 _______________________
40 _______________________________________
Over 40 and under 44 ________________
44 _______________________________________
Over 44 and under 48 ________________
48 and over ____________________________

West
7.9
27.4
13.3
41.1

9.2
28.4
13.4
35.6
4.3

6 .3
.3

. 5

1.3
2. 2

Insufficient
w arrant

data

to

p resentation.

1.7
2.0

Total ____________________________

100.0
33 7 . 8

to

183.9

32.9

data

p resentation.

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)

Insufficient
w arrant

33.5

Average weekly hours ________________




01
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Table 25. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work, by establishment sales-size classes,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
Nonmetropolitan areas

Metropolitan areas

United States

Establishments with annual sales of—

Weekly hours of work
$2 50 , 000
or more

$ 150,000
$2 50, 000

Less than
$ 150,000

$250, 000
or more

$ 150,000

Les s than
$ 150, 000

$2 50 , 000

$2 50 , 000
or more

$ 150,000

Le ss than
$ 150,000

$250, 000

$2 50 , 000
or more

Under 1 5 ____________________________
1 5 and under 3 5
_________________
3 5 and under 4 0
_________________

8 .4

8 .5

7 .1

2 8 .9

2 9 .3

2 5 .3

1 7 .5

1 7 .2

3 4 .7

34.4

3 8 . 2

22.8

5 .4

5 .2

7 .3

.5

.4

Le ss than
$ 15 0,000

2 3 .5

40

$2 50, 000

3 4 . 4

17.4

$ 150,000

_______________________________________

Over
44

40

and under

44

_________

_______________________________________

Over 4 4 and tinder 4 8 _______
48 and over __________________

Insufficient data to
w arrant presentation.

Insufficient data to
w arrant presentation.

2* ^

9 . 5

4 .2
. 3
In s ufficient
w arrant

data

to

pres en tatio n .

jj* 8
3,5

1 0 0 .0

100.0

1 00.0

100.0

Number of employees
(in thousands) ______

1C82.9

990.6

9 2 .3

2 9 5 . 2

Average weekly hours

3 3 . 1

3 3 .0

Insufficient data to
w arrant presentation.

Total __________________

31. 6

3 4 . 2

South

West

North Central

Under 1 5 ________________________
1 5 and under 3 5
_____________
3 5 and under 4 0
----------------------

6 .5

9 .2

7 .8

2 4 .7

2 8 .4

2 7 .5

1 9 .0

1 3 .3

1 3 .0

40

4 1 .6

___________________________________

3 7 .0

3 9 . 7

4 4 _____

7 .0

4 . 9

___________________________________

.8

. 5

Over 4 4 and under 4 8 ____
4 8 and over _______________

1 .9

Over
44

40

and under

3 .2

In s u ffic ie n t
warrant

data

to

pres en tatio n .

1 .9
2 .2

6 .2
. 3
Ins ufficien t
warrant

data

to

pres en tatio n .

1 .7
2 . 0

100.0
Number of employees (in thousands) _______________
Average weekly hours




100. 0

10 0 .0

2 6 7 .8

3 3 5 .3

1 8 4 .6

34 . 5

3 2 .9

3 3 .6

Insufficient data to
w arrant presentation.

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epartm stores
ent
Table 26.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees having specified average straight-time hourly earnings by
weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966
Employees with average hourly earnings of—

Weekly hours of work

Under
$ 1.0 0

$ 1.00
and
under
$ 1. 15

8.4
28.9
17.4
39.0
1.1
3.4
2.8

13.3
49 .3
15.0
17.1
2.1
2.9
2.4

11.6
45.6
18.7
18.8
.6
2.5
2.8

All
employees

— P 7 T 5 -----and
under
$ 1. 25

$ 1. 25
and
under
$ 1.35

r .T 5

—

and
under
$ 1.50

-----$1750
and
under
$ 1. 75

$ 1. 75
and
under
$ 2. 00

—

fJ T o o

and
under
$2 . 50

PTTo
and
under
$3 . 00

$3 . 00
and
over

United States
Under 15------------------------------------------- ------------15 and under 35-------------------------------------------35 and under 40 -------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 --------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 --------------------------------44 and under 4 8 -------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------------------------------

12.0
44.6
19.9
16.4
1.6
4.9
2.2

15.4
40.7
21 .6
18.4
.7
2.3
1.6

10.2
40.8
21.0
23.8
.8
2.4
1.8

8.4
32 .3
17 .5
36.3
1.0
2.9
2.6

5.6
22.6
15.0
49.8
1.0
3.7
3.4

4.2
15.5
16.6
55.5
1.4
4.2
4.0

2.4
7.2
10.6
68.0
2.5
6.6
5.3

1.7
5.1
7.6
75 .6
2.0
6.4
3.5

Total-----------------------------------------------------

100.0

100. c

100.0

100. c

10 C.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

ICO.O

100.9

Number of employees (in thousands)------

HOC. 8

5.7

6.1

5.6

21 6.2

21 3.2

232.1

127.4

145.7

67 .7

80.9

Averag e weekly h o u r s --------------------------------

33.1

29 .0

29 .6

29.6

28 .8

30.4

32.4

35.2

36.8

38 .9

39.3

9.6
34.5
23 .5
25.9
i:o
3.0
3.5

11.5
65.2
16.7
4.7
.6
1.2
.7

21.7
49.1
19.5
5.C
3.6
1.1

14.7
54.0
1 9 .C
6.6
1.3
5. C
.7

18.1
49.5
19.3
10.7
.3
.9
1.4

12.0
48.0
22.5
14.4
.6
2.0
1.2

8.7
35.6
25.9
23.2
1.2
3.1
3.4

5.3
23.7
23.7
37.8
1.1
4.0
5.5

4.9
18.3
28.1
38.5
1.1
4.5
5.6

1.8
8.4
26.5
47.3
2.2
5.7
10.3

1.6
4 .7
20 .2
62.7
2.2
6.0
4.8
100.0

100. C

Northeast
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35 -------------------------------------------35 and under 4 0 -------------------------------------------40 to and including 4 2 --------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 --------------------------------44 and under 4 8 -------------------------------------------48 and o v e r --------------------------------------------------Total-----------------------------------------------------

10C. 0

100.0

100.0

100. c

1CC. 0

1C0.C

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

297.2

1.8

1.3

1.8

55.2

66 .8

65.4

32 .0

38.3

17.5

17 .0

Average weekly h o u r s --------------------------------

31.6

26.5

24.6

26.9

26.3

28 .2

31.7

35.1

36.0

39 .1

39.3

6.6
24 .7
18.6
42.8
1.4
4.1
3.2

13.1
37.5
11.8
27 .5
4 .4
6 .C
4.2

4.9
37.3
21.1
27.5
.4
1.5
7.6

11.1
34.1
20 .1
28.6
3.1
4.8
1.3

11.4
34.4
27.7
20 .7
1.0
3.5
2.2

7.2
34.9
24.0
27.4
1.1
3.3
3.2

5.2
24 .0
15.8
47.7
1.1
3.5
3.8

3.4
13.2
10.3
65 .6
1.7
4.3
3.3

2.4
7.3
10.6
70.3
1.8
5.1
4.3

1.9
3.6
5.0
76.8
2.7
8.4
4.2

.9
2.1
3.7
83 .9
2.4
6.6
2.8
100.0

100. C

South
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35-------------------------------------------35 and under 40 -------------------------------------------40 to and including 4 2 --------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 --------------------------------44 and under 4 8 -------------------------------------------48 and o v e r --------------------------------------------------Total-----------------------------------------------------

100.0

100.0

ICO.O

10C. 0

10C.C

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

279.6

2.4

1.6

1.3

77 .3

60.1

55.4

25.8

25.5

14.7

15.4

Average weekly h o u r s --------------------------------

34.5

31 .7

34.1

31.4

31.2

32.5

35.1

37.3

38.7

39.8

40 .0




01
(0

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epartm stores
ent
Table 26.

8

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees having specified average straight-time hourly earnings by
weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966— Continued
Employees with average hourly earnings of—

Weekly hours of work

All
employees

Under
$ 1. 00

$ 1.00
and
under
$1. 15

9.2
28 .4
13.4
43.4
1.1
3.4
2.2

16.0
50.3
17.9
13.8
.2
.2
1.9

10.4
48.9
17.6
19.4
1.1
2.6
1.1

100.0

1C0.C

$ 2. 00
and
under
$2 . 50

$2750
and
under
$3 . 00

$ 1.25
and
under
$1 . 35

$ 1. 35
and
under
$1.50

$ 1. 50
and
under
$ 1. 75

11.3
42.6
20.6
18 .C
l.C
5.3
2.2

16.9
41.2
17.1
21.5
.7
2.1
1.2

11.3
39 .3
16.2
29.3
.6
2.2
1.7

8.1
29.7
13.4
43.8
1.1
3.2
1.8

5.3
19.3
12.5
56.0
1.0
3.7
3.1

4.0
14.6
13.1
60.9
1.4
4.2
3.2

2.3
6.6
4.4
76.3
2.5
6.9
3.5

10 C.C

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1CC. 0

10 C. 0

73.1

66.1

71.0

36.6

40.6

18.9

24.9

28.2

30.4

32.9

35.8

37.1

38.9

38.8

2C . 5
37.1
19.3
19.7
.6
2.1
1.4

9.2
38.8
23.4
26.1
1.5
2.0
.6

12.6
42 .9
13.5
28.4
.6
1.5
1.2

7.8
32.4
13.1
42.3
.5
2.8
1.7

5.0
18.8
13.1
56.7
1.4
3.3
3.0

3.5
9.7
5.6
72.4
2.5
5.8
3.0

1.1
6.6
6.6
76.9
1.8
5.8
3.0

and
under
$ 1. 25

$ 1. 75
and
under
$ 2 . 00

$3 . 00
and
over

North Central
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35--------------------------------------------35 and under 40 -------------------- -----------------------40 to and including 42 ---------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 ---------------------------------44 and under 4 8 --------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------------------------------Total-----------------------------------------------------

LOC.O

Number of employees (in thousands)------

338.0

1.5

3.1

Average weekly hours--------------------------------

32.9

27.4

29.4

2.1
30.1

3.0
5. 7
2.5
78.0
1.9
7.1
3.7

West
Under 15______________________________________
15 and under 35--------------------------------------------35 and under 4 0 --------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 ---------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 ---------------------------------44 and under 4 8 --------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ----------------------------------------------------

7.9
27.3
13.2
46.5
1.2
3.1
2.0

Insufficient data to
warrant presentation.

Total-----------------------------------------------------

10 C.0

1 0 C.C

100.0

1C0 . 0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1 0 C. 0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

186.0

1 0 .7

20.1

40.3

33 .1

41.3

16.6

23.6

Average weekly h o u r s --------------------------------

33.6

28.1

31.0

29.2

33.0

36.0

37.9

39.2







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epartm stores
ent
Table 27.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees working specified weekly hours by average
straight-time hourly earnings, United States and regions, June 1966
Employees with weekly hours of work of—

Average hourly earnings

All
employees

Under
15

---------B --------and
under
35

35
and
under
40

40

Over
40
and under
44

44
and
under
48

48
and
over

United States
, 5
.6
.5
19.6
19.4
21.1
11.6
13.2
6.2
7.4

. 8
. 8
.7
35.9
23.3
21 .0
7 .6
6.6
1.7
1.5

Total-------------------------------------------------------------------------

10 0.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)----------------------------

11 00 .8

92.9

Average hourly earnings-------------------------------------------------

*1.89

$1.51

00----------------------------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 15---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 2 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 3 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 75---------------------------------------------------under $ 2. 00---------------------------------------------------under $ 2 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 3 . 0 0 ---------------------------------------------------o v e r -----------------------------------------------------------------

•6
.5
.6
18 .6
22 .5
22 .0
10.8
12.9
5 .9
5.7

.7
1.0
.9
34 .9
28.0
20.0
5.9
6.5
1. 1
.9

Under
$ 1. 0 0
$1 .15
$1 .25
$1 .35
$1 .50
$ 1. 75
$2 . 00
$2 . 50
$3 .00

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

00 ----------------------------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 15---------------------------------- •
----------------under $ 1 . 2 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 35---------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 50---------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 75---------------------------------------------------under $2 . 00---------------------------------------------------under $2 . 50---------------------------------------------------under $3 . 00---------------------------------------------------o v e r -----------------------------------------------------------------

.9
.9
.8
27 .7
27 .3
23.5
9 .0
7. 1
1.5
1.3

.4
•6
.6
24.3
23 .4
21.2
10.0
12.6
3.7
3.2

•2
.3
.2
8.8
12 .0
19.9
14.9
18.9
10.6
14.2

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

318.3

19 1.8

382.0

$1 .54

$1 . 6 8

1.2
•6
1.0
2 6 .7
31.3
22.7
7.4
6.9
1.4
.8

•4
.4
•5
15.2
21.5
24 .2
10.8
15.4
6.6
4.9

.6
.4
.4
12.6
11 . 1
17.9
13.3
17.8
11.7
14.3

•2
•4
.7
13.6
13.3
17 .4
13.2
16 .1
11. 1
13.9

.5
•6
.4
11.5
12 . 8
2 0 .0
14.1
19.0
11.7
9.4

100.0

100.0

100.0

59 .8

25 .5

30.5

$ 2 . 13

$2 . 1 2

$2.08

$2 . 0 0

•1
•1
.1
7.6
12.5
19.5
16.1
19.2
10.8
14.0

.2
. 1
•6
7 .7
13.3
22.7
13. 1
17.8
11. 5
12.9

•2
•8
1. 1
5.8
14.5
21.1
15.2
21.2
9.8
10.3

.1
.1
. 1
7.2
7. £
21. d
16.5
20 .8
17.4
7 .9

Northeast
Under
$ 1. 00
$1 .15
$ 1. 25
$1 .35
$1.50
$1 .75
$ 2. 00
$ 2. 50
$3.00

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

Total--------------------------------------------------------------------------

10 0.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

Number of employees (in thousands)---------------------------

297.2

28 .6

102.4

69.9

67.4

12 .4

6.2

10.3

Average hourly earnings-------------------------------------------------

$1.86

$1 .49

$1 .53

$1.82

$2.14

$2 . 1 0

$2* 0 2

$2.06

.9
•6
.5
27.6
21 .5
19.8
9 .2
9. 1
5.3
5.5

1.7
.4
.8
4 7 .6
23.4
15.8
4.8
3.3
1.5
.8

1.3
.9
.6
38.6
30.5
19.3
4.9
2 .7
. 8
.5

.5
.7
.5
41.1
27 .7
16.8
5.1
5.2
1.4
1.1

.4
.4
.3
12.4
13.8
22.6
14.4
15.3
9.4
11.0

1.6
.3
.4
20. 1
14 .8
18 .3
12 .2
12.8
9 .8
9 .7

.5
.2
.3
25.5
17.4
17.2
8.5
11.0
10 .9
8.4

1.1
1.4
•2
19 .3
21.1
23 .6
9.3
12 .3
6 .9
4 .8

Total-------------------------------- -----------------------------------------

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)----------------------------

279.6

18.4

6 8 .9

52.1

103. 7

19.7

7 .7

9.0

Av erage hourly earnings-------------------------------------------------•

$1 .75

$1.41

$1.42

$1.47

$1.99

$1.91

$1.90

$1.75

100.0

South
Under
$ 1. 0 0
$1 .15
$1 .25
$1.35
$1.50
$ 1. 75
$2 . 00
$2 . 50
$3.00

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

00----------------------------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 1 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 2 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 3 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 75---------------------------------------------------under $2 . 00------- --------------------------------------------under $2 . 50---------------------------------------------------under $3 . 00------------------------------------------------- —
o v e r -----------------------------------------------------------------




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epartm stores
ent
Table 27.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees working specified weekly hours by average
straight-time hourly earnings, United States and regions, June 1966— Continued
Employees with weekly hours of work of—

Averag e hourly earnings

All
employees

Under
15

F5
and
under
35

.4
.9
.6
21.6
19.6
21.0
10.8
12.0
5.6
7.4

.8
1.0
.8
39.6
2 4 .0
18.5
6.3
5.2
1.4
2.4

.8
1.6
1.0
31 .3
27.1
22.0
7.3
6 .2
1.3
1.5

15
and
under
40

40

Over
40
and under
44

44
and
under
48

48
and
over

North Central
Under
$ 1. 0 0
$ 1. 15
$1 .25
$1 .35
$1 .50
$ 1. 75
$ 2.00
$2 .50
$3 .00

$ 1 . 0 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------and und e r $ 1 . 1 5 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1 . 2 5 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 35 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 75 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 2 , 0 0 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 2 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------and under $ 3. 00 ---------------------------------------------------and o v e r ------------------------------------------------------------------

•6
1.2
1.0
27.6
23 .6
21.0
10 . 1
11.8
1.8
1.4

.2
.4
.2
10.4
13.6
21 .5
14 . 1
16 . 7
9 .9
13 . 1

*
.9
.5
14 .2
10,0
19 . 5
12.3
17.9
10.3
14 . 3

•6
1.2
12.4
13.3
18.4
12 . 7
14.4
10.6
16.5

•4
.5
•6
11 .7
14 . 8
17 .6
15 .5
17.6
8.9
12.4
100.0

Total--------------------------------------------------------------------------

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)----------------------------

338.0

31 .2

96. 1

45 .3

13 3 . 8

16.3

7.9

7 .4

Average hourly earnings-------------------------------------------------

$1.87

$1 .50

$1.51

$1 . 59

$2.08

$2 . 1 2

$2 . 1 1

$2 .04

♦
♦
.2
5.8
10.8
21.6
17.8
22.2
8.9
12.7

-

_

*

_

_

*
.4
7.8
15 .3
3 4 .0
21 .0
15 .3
3.2
3. 1

-

-

-

•3
8.4
19.1
22.2
17.7
22.1
3.8
6.3

*
*
•1
2.5
6 .6
13.7
15.9
27.2
13.5
20.6

_

. 1
.2
15.0
12.7
34. 7
17.6
14. 1
3.9
1.7

. 1
2.4
4.0
9. 8
16 .5
26.4
17.4
23 .6

•2
4.3
2.7
9.7
20.9
21 .9
14.6
25.6

1.2
4.0
3.2
12.3
14 .8
32.9
13. 1
18.5

West
Under
$ 1. 0 0
$1 .15
$ 1. 25
$1.35
$1 .50
$1.75
$ 2.00
$2.50
$3.00

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

00-----------------------------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 15---------------------------------------------------under $ 1. 25 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 3 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------und e r $ 1 . 7 5 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 2. 00 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 2 . 50 ---------------------------------------------------under $ 3. 00 ---------------------------------------------------o v e r ------------------------------------------------------------------

-

Total--------------------------------------------------------------------------

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

10 0.0

Number of employees (in thousands)----------------------------

186.0

14.6

50.9

24 .5

77 . 1

11.5

3.7

3 .8

Average hourly earnings-------------------------------------------------

*2.19

$1.72

$1.79

$ 1. 88

$2 .40

$2.52

$2.47

*2.33

100.0

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epartm stores
ent
Table 28.

Average straight-time hourly and weekly earnings of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
United States and regions, June 1966
(Employees in thousands)
United States

Weekly hours of work

Under 15---------------------------------------------------15 and under 3 5 -------------------------------------35 and under 4 0 -------------------------------------Over 40 and under 48 --------------------------48 and o v e r ------------------------------ ----------------

Number
Average
of
hourly
employees earnings
92.
318.
191.
382.
85.
30.

9
3
8
0
3
5

T o t a l ----------------------------------------------- 1, 100. 8

$1.
1.
1.
2.
2.
2.

51
54
68
13
11
00

1. 89

Northeast

Number
Average
Average
weekly
of
hourly
earnings employees earnings
$14.
38.
62.
85.
89.
103.

47
00
85
20
51
35

28.
102.
69.
67.
18.
10.

62. 53

6
4
9
4
5
3

297. 2

$1.
1.
1.
2.
2.
2.

49
53
82
14
07
06

1. 86

South

North Central

Average
Number
Average
of
weekly
hourly
earnings employees earnings
$14.
36.
67.
85.
88 .
107.

58
96
80
51
63
70

58. 75

18.
68.
52.
103.
27.
9.

4
9
1
7
4
0

$1.
1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

41
42
47
99
90
75

Average
Number
Average
weekly
of
hourly
earnings employees earnings
$13.
35.
55.
79.
80.
90.

1. 75

279. 6

31.
96.
45.
133.
24.
7.

32
72
31
76
61
64

60. 40

2
1
3
8
2
4

338. 0

$1.
1.
1.
2.
2.
2.

West

Average
Number
Average
of
weekly
hour ly
earnings employees earnings

50
51
59
08
11
04

1. 87

$14.
37.
59.
83.
90.
104.

22
20
65
13
13
67

61. 54

14.
50.
24.
77.
15.
3.

6
9
5
1
2
8

$1.
1.
1.
2.
2.
2.

Average
weekly
earnings
$16. 22
44. 73
70. 64
95. 83
105. 67
119.11

2. 19

186. 0

72
79
88
40
51
33

73. 56

Limited price variety stores
Table 29.

Average straight-time hourly earnings of nonsupervisory employees by selected characteristics,
United States, June 1966
Enterprises with annual sales of—
$ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 to $1 ,0 00 ,1 000

$ 1, 0 0 0, 00 0 or more
Reeion

Metropolitan
areas
Men

United States ------------------------------------------------Northeast ------------------------------------------------South --------------------------------------------------------North Central -----------------------------------------West -----------------------------------------------------------

$ 1.81
1.9 9
1. 54
1.70
1. 9 8

Insufficient data to warrant presentation.




Women
$1 .47
1. 58
1. 34
1.41
1.54

Nonmetropolitan
areas
Men
$1. 63
1.77
1. 67
1.40
1. 68

Women
$1 . 31
1.42
1.24
1. 32
1 .4 3

Metropolitan
areas
Men
$1.89
( ')

2. 32
1. 14
1. 39

Women
$ 1. 16
1. 5 9
. 86
1. 17
1. 47

Nonmetropolitan
areas
Men
$ 1.01
(*)
. 80
1.16
2. 81

| Women
$0.95
1. 2 8
.92
1. 14
1.42

$ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 to $500, 00
Metropolitan
areas
Men
$1.70
1. 8 0
.92
1. 20
2. 60

Women
$1 .
1.
.
1.
1.

27
16
94
32
68

Le ss than $ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0

Nonmetropolitan
areas
Men

, Women

$ 1.43
1. 26
1. 18
1. 35
2. 10

$ 1. 18
1. 2 6
. 97
1. 14
1. 61

Metropolitan
areas
Men
$1 . 84
1. 50
2. 03
2. 02
1. 4 6

Women
$1 .
1.
1.
1.
1.

23
25
13
26
39

Nonmetropolitan
areas
Men

j Women

$1. 32
n
.90
1. 5 7
1. 0 3

$0.94
1. 21
. 83
.9°
1. ?

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Table 30. Cumulative numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings,
United States and regions, June 1966
(Employees in thousands)
United States

Northeast

North Central

South

West

Average hourly earnings
Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent
_

Number

Percent

1.2
5.2

*
.5

. 1
1.3

1. 1
1.3
1.6
2. 1
2.2

2.9
3.2
4.0
5.3
5.6

.1

.3
6 .4
15.6

.4
7. 0
17. 1

.9
4.1

1.0
2.0
3.3
4.2
5.0

21.2
23 .5
25.2
27.1
28.9

23.2
25 . 7
27 .6
29.7
31.7

7.0
8.2
12.6
15.0
16 .0

8 .9
10.5
16.2
19.2
20.4

24. 1
35.4
44.4
49.0
52 .4

30.1
44.1
55.3
61 .0
65 .3

53.1
63.4
71.9
75 .3
77.6

58. 1
69 .3
78 . 7
82.4
84.9

39 .6
48.1
55.0
60. 0
63. 1

50.7
61 .6
7 0 .4
76.8
80.7

6.2
13.0
17.5
20.9
23 .6

15.7
32.8
44.1
52 . 8
59.6

79.8
82.4
85.0
86 . 5
87.9

56.3
58.2
6J.3
61 .9
63. 3

70 .2
72 .5
75.2
77.2
78.9

31.5
83.0
84.5
85. 1
85.6

89.2
90.8
92 . 4
9 3. 1
93. 7

66.6
68 .3
70.4
71.6
72.4

85 . 3
87 . 5
90.2
91.6
92 .7

26.5
28.9
30 . 8
31.8
33 . 1

67 .0
72.9
77.8
80. 3
33. 5

258,5
261.5
26 4 . 8
266.8
268.4

89. 3
90.4
91.5
92.2
92. 8

64.9
65.8
67.3
68 .3
68.6

31.0
82 .0
84.0
85.2
85.5

86.5
87.2
87.9
88.4
88.6

94. 7
95.4
96.2
96.7
96 . 9

72 . 9
73 .9
74.4
74.7
75 .0

93.4
94.6
95. 2
95.7
96. 1

34.1
34 .5
35.1
35 . 5
36.2

86 . 0
87.2
88.7
89.5
91.4

1 0 _______________________________________________
2 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------30 ----------------------------------------------------------------------4 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------5 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

272.9
275.6
278. 1
279.4
280.4

9 4. 3
95.3
96. 1
96.6
96.9

71.0
72 .6
74 . 1
74 .9
75 .6

88.5
90.5
92.4
93.4
94.3

89.2
89.5
89.6
89.9
89.9

97 . 6
97. 9
98. 1
98 .3
93 .4

75 . 7
76. 1
76. 5
76. 6
76.7

97.0
97 .4
97 . 9
98 . 1
98. 2

37.0
37.4
37.8
38 . 1
38 .2

93.4
94. 5
95 . 5
96 . 1
96 .4

$ 2. 6 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 2 . 7 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$2. 8 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 2. 90 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$3. 0 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

282.4
283.6
28 4 . 3
285.0
285.6

97.6
98.0
98 . 3
98.5
98.7

76.4
77. 0
77 . 3
77 . 7
78.0

95.2
96.0
96.4
96.9
97.3

90.4
90.8
90.9
91.0
91.0

98. 9
99. 3
99 .4
9 9 ,6
99 .6

77.1
77.2
77. 3
77.4
77 . 5

98. 7
98.9
99.0
99 . 1
99 . 3

38 . 5
38.6
38.8
38.9
39 .0

97.2
97. 5
98.0
98 , l
98 . 5

T o t a l --------------------------------------------------------------------------

289.3

100.0

91.4

_

Under $ 0. 5 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------Under $ 0. 7 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------Under $ 1 . 0 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

. 3
7.3
2 C. 2

. 1
2.5
7.0

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 0 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 1 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1. 1 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 2 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 2 5 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

30 . 1
34.6
42. 1
47.6
51.1

10.4
11.9
14.6
16. 5
17.7

.8
1.6
2 .6
3.4
4.0

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1 . 3 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 3 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1. 4 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1. 4 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 5 0 ---------------------------------- — --------------------------------

1 2 3.C
15 9 . 8
188.8
205.2
216.6

42.5
5 5, 2
65.3
70.9
74.9

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 5 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 6 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 6 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 7 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 7 5 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

23C. 5
238.4
24 6 . C
25C. 3
254.4

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1 .
$1.
$1.
$1.
$2.

80
85
90
95
00

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

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2.
$ 2.
$2.
$ 2.
$ 2.

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

_

Average hourly e a r n i n g s -------------------------------------------------




100.0
SI . 4 3

. 1

90.2
SI . 6 1

100.0
SI . 2 7

78.1

10 0.0
SI . 37

_

39.6

100.0
SI . 5 5

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Table 31. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings,
by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, United States and regions, June 1966
United States
Averag e hourly earnings

Under $0 . 5 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Under $0. 7 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Under $1. 0 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Metro­
politan
areas

_

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Metro­
politan
areas

_

West

North Central

South

Northeast
Metr o­
politan
areas

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Me tro ­
politan
areas

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Me tro ­
politan
areas

.6
2.6

•4
7.6
18 .3

.1

2 .2
7 .6

.9
13. 8
30.4

.1
1 .9

3.7
12.9

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

.7

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 05 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 1 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 1 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 2 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 2 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

4.8
6.3
e. a
10.4
11.6

24 .9
26.6
29.4
32. 1
33.4

1.1
2.2
3.5
4 .2
5.0

11 .6
14.4
16.3
18.4
20 .7

39 .6
4 1 .7
4 3 .6
45. 5
47.1

4.4
5.7
11.7
14.5
15 .6

19.6
21 .7
26.6
30 .3
31.7

2. 1
2.1
2.3
2.8
3, 1

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 3 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 3 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 4 0 --------------------------- —---------------------------------------$1. 4 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1. 5 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

35. 9
50 . 1
60.8
67.0
71.2

59.7
6 8.4
76 . 7
81.0
84.2

28 . 1
42.2
53 .7
59.2
63.3

50.0
65.5
75.6
80.3
83.4

69.6
74.8
83 . 0
85 .4
87.1

45. 5
57.1
66.6
73.4
77.4

62. 9
72 .1
79.5
84.8
88. 7

11.5
2 8. 7
40 .7
49.9
57.0

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1 . 5 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 6 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 6 5 ——— — — — — — — ———— — —— — —
$1. 7 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 7 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

76 . 3
79.2
82.0
83 . 8
85.4

88 .8
9G .7
92.9
93 .7
94.5

68.1
70.5
73.3
75.3
77.0

87.5
89 .2
91.2
92 . 1
93.1

91. 5
93.1
94. 1
94.4
94.6

82.3
84.9
87.8
89. 5
90 .8

92. 3
93 .5
95.7
96.6
97.2

64 . 8
71 .0
75.0
77. 9
81.3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$1.
$1.
$1.
$1.
$2.

8
8
9
9
0

0
5
0
5
0

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

87.0
88 . 2
85. 7
9C.4
91. 1

95 .3
95 .9
96.3
96.8
9 7. 1

79.1
80.3
82.5
83 .8
84.2

94 .0
94.8
95 .9
96.3
96.6

95.6
9 6 .4
9 6 ,6
97.3
9 7. 3

91.7
93.4
94.0
94. 5
95 . 0

97. 3
97.6
98 .2
98.3
98 .5

84.2
85.5
87 .2
88. 0
90. 2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$ 2.
$2.
$2.
$2.

10
20
30
40
50

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------

93.0
54.3
95. 3
55.8
96.3

9 7 .7
97.9
98.2
98. 5
98 .5

87.4
89.6
91.6
92.7
93.7

97 .3
97.9
98.1
98 .2
98.3

9 8 .0
98.0
98. 1
98. 5
98 .5

96.2
96. 8
97.5
97. 7
97. 8

98.8
98. 8
99 .0
99.0
99. 0

92. 5
93.8
95 . 0
95 .7
96 .0

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2.
$2.
$2.
$2.
$ 3.

60 ______________________________________________
7 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------8 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------90 ---------------------------------------------------------------------0 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

5 7 .C
97.6
57.8
9 8. 1
98.4

99. 1
99 . 3
9 9 .4
99.5
99. 6

94.7
95.6
95.9
96.5
96 .9

98 . 6
99.3
99.4
99.5
99 .5

99.4
99.4
9 9 .4
99.7
99. 7

98. 5
98 .6
98.8
98 .9
99 .2

99 . 0
99 .4
99 .4
99. 5
99 .5

96,7
97.0
97 .7
97.8
98.2

1 C 0 .0

100.0

o
c
2
a.
o
o
*
o
o
o
c
•
—
£

T o t a l -------------------------------------------------------------------------

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) --------------------------

208.3

81.0

69.4

53.5

37.9

54. 8

23.3

30 . 6

Average hourly e a r n i n g s ------------------------------------------------

*1.50

$1.26

$1 .64

$1 .34

$1,18

$1 .43

$1 .25

$1.59




10 0.0

o
o

Q
.
o
o
*
o
o
o
■
£
;c
£

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Table 32. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings,
by sex, United States and regions, June 1966
United States

Northeast

North Central

South

West

Av erage hourly earnings
Men
Under $0. 5 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------Under $0. 7 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------Under $1. 0 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

Women

Men

.1
1.3
4.8

. 1
2. 7
7.3

. 3

Women

Men

Women

Men

Women'

Women

Men

1.2
4.9

. 2
1.3

. 1
1.2

.1

.2
2.9
8.8

•4
7.6
18 .4

1.3
7.3

Under
Under
Under
Under

$1. 05 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 1 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 1 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 20 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

7.8
8.7
10. 6
12.0
12.9

10 .8
12.5
15.2
17. 1
18.4

. 8
1.0
1.3
2 .4
2 .4

1.0
2.2
3.6
4*6
5.4

13.8
15.4
16.6
17.7
20.4

24.7
27.3
29.4
31.6
33.4

11 . 9
13.2
18 .9
21.1
21.4

8.6
10.1
15. 8
18.9
20.3

3. 1
3.1
4. 1
5.7
5.7

2. 8
3.2
4 .0
5.2
5.6

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 30 --------------- -------- ----------------------------------------$1. 35 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 4 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 4 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------$1. 50 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

33. 7
41 . 1
46 .9
50.0
52.0

43.9
57.4
68. 1
74.2
78.5

18.0
23 .2
28 . 7
32.1
33.6

32.3
47.9
60.2
66.3
71.0

44. 1
51.1
57.0
60.3
62.8

60 .3
72.2
82.2
85.9
88.5

48. 7
55.7
62.0
63 .2
64. 8

50 . 9
62. 3
71 .5
78 .6
82 . 8

20.7
34.9
40. 1
44. 8
48.2

14.9
32.4
44. 7
54.0
61.4

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 55
$ 1 . 60
$1. 65
$1. 70
$1. 7 5

................ ......................................................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------— ------------ -— ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

57.9
59.7
63.4
65. 9
68.0

83.3
85.9
88 .4
89.8
91 . 1

37.5
39 . 7
45.4
49.7
52.6

76. 1
78.5
80.6
82.2
83.7

70.1
71.8
74.5
75.9
77.4

92 . 2
93.8
95 .2
95. 8
96. 3

70.7
71 .6
74.0
76.0
77.3

87. 1
39.5
92 .2
93. 6
94. 7

54 . 9
57.9
61. 1
63.2
66. 2

68 .9
75.3
80.4
83.0
86.3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 80
$1. 85
$1.90
$ 1. 95
$2 . 00

—---------- ---------- ---------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7C. 5
72.7
74.4
76.8
77.5

92. 3
93. 1
94 .2
94 . 6
95 . 2

55. 8
58 . 9
62.3
65.4
66.5

85.5
86 .2
87.9
88.7
89.0

80.0
82 .5
83.3
85 .9
86.5

97 . 0
97.5
98.3
98.4
98. 6

78.8
79.5
80.5
82 .5
82 . 9

95.3
96.6
97 . 1
97.3
97.8

68. 1
70. 1
71 .7
72 . 3
72 . 8

88 .8
89.9
91.3
92.3
94.4

Under $ 2. 50 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

81 . 1
83 . 1
8 5.5
86.8
87.8

96 .4
97.2
97 . 8
98. 1
98.3

72 .9
76.7
81.0
83.2
85.4

91.4
93.0
94. 5
95 .2
95. 9

88.4
89.4
89.9
91.1
91 .5

99 .0
99. 3
99.4
99 .4
99 .5

85.0
85.7
87.7
88.3
88. 8

98.5
98. 9
99 .2
99.3
99.4

76.6
78 . 7
81 . 6
82 .4
83.3

96 . 1
97 .0
97.7
98.3
93 .4

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

9C.0
91.9
93. 1
94 . 1
94. 8

98.8
99 .0
99. 1
99 .2
99. 3

87.4
90.6
92.2
93. 5
94.2

96 .7
97 .0
97.1
97.5
97.8

94 .4
95. 8
96.4
97.4
97.4

99.7
99 . 9
99 .9
99.9
99 . 9

90.8
92 .4
92. 9
93. 9
94 .8

99 . 7
99.7
99 .8
99. 8
99.9

84.4
85.4
87 .4
88.3
90.2

99.2
99.4
99. 7
99,7
99.8

10 0. 0

1 0 0. 0

100.0

1 0 C. 0

100.0

100.0

100. 0

100.0

69.2

5.4

34.2

$1.34

$1.90

$1,50

Under $2. 10 ----------------------------------------------------------------------Under $2. 20 ----------------------------------------------------------------------Under $2. 30 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

$2.
$2.
$2.
$2 .
$3.

60
70
80
90
00

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------—------ ------------- ---------- -—------------------ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total --------------------------------------------------------------------------

10 0 .0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) ---------------------------

39.1

250. 2

12.3

67.9

12.5

78.9

8.9

Average hourly e a r n i n g s -------------------------------------------------

$1.74

$1.33

$1.96

$1 . 54

$1.56

$1.2 3

$l.t>4




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Table 33. Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by enterprise sales-size classes,
.United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
United States
Avera ge hourly earnings
$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000
or more
Under $ 0. 50 _________________
Under $ 0. 75 _________________
Under $ 1. 00 _________________

Nonmetropolitan areas

Metropolitan areas
Enterprises with annual sales of-----

$5 00, 000
to
$ 1, 000, 000

$250, 000
to
$500, 000

Les s than
$2 50 , 000

$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000
or more

$ 50 0,0 00
to
$ 1, 00 0, 000

$2 50 , 000
to
$5 00 , 000

Less than
$2 50, 000

$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000
or more

$5 00 , 000
to
$ 1, 00 0, 000

$250, 000
to
$ 50 0,0 00

Less than
$2 50 , 000

. 1
,7
2.4

4. 8
16.6

.4
14 . 1
36 .7

.2
1.0

2.4
16 . 0

.3
2.4
6.8

. 8
23 .2
52.8

50.1
52 .1
58.0
63. 3
66.1

2.2
3.6
5.7
6 .8
7.7

2 b. 8
29.2
36 .5
45, 1
49. 5

10.3
12.0
14.1
16 .4
17.6

68. 1
69,9
74.6
77.4
78.9

64 .0
68.4
78 . 8
81 .4
82.0

50. 5
61.5
71 . 9
77. 1
80 ,9

85.8
88.2
90.8
93.1
94.5

87.1
90.6
91 .7
92.2
92.7

86,6
88.9
91.3
92 .2
93.3

93 .6
94. 8
94.9
94.9
94.9

94.3
95 .1
95.6
96.2
96 ,5

96.2
96 .6
96.7
96. 7
9 6 .7

97.3
97. 5
9 7.9
98 .3
98. 3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

05
10
15
20
25

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________ „ __

4.1
5.6
7.7
9. 1
10 .1

31.4
32.8
37.9
43. 1
45. 3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 30
$ 1. 35
$ 1. 40
$1.45
$ 1. 50

_ ______________
_________________
_________________
_________________
...............................

37.3
51.5
62.2
68.3
72.7

58.6
62.2
72 .0
78.2
80.3

76.3
79.6
85.6
88.0
.89 .1

33. 1
4 8 .4
59.1
65 .5
70.1

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

55
60
65
70
75

____________
_
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

7 8 .C
8 C. 8
83. 5
85 . 1
86.7

82 .4
83 .2
89.3
91.5
92 .5

92 .0
93 .9
95.3
95.5
95.7

75.3
78.2
81.0
82.9
84.6

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
$2 .

80
85
90
95
00

_________________
...............................
_________________
...............................
_________________

88.2
89.3
9 C .7
91 .4
92. 1

95.6
95.6
95 .9
96.2
96. 3

96.1
96.7
96.8
97 .1
97.1

66. 3
87.5
89. 1
89 .9
90.6

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2.
$2 .
$2 .
$2 .
$ 2.

10
20
30
40
50

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

93.8
94.8
95.8
96.3
96.7

97 .6
97.9
98.5
98.5
98.7

97.6
97 .8
97.9
97.9
97.9

92.6
94.0
95.1
95.7
96 .2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2 .
$2 .
$2 .
$2 .
$3 .

60
70
80
90
00

_________________
_________________
...............................
...............................
__________ •_____
_

97,5
97.9
98.1
98.4
98 .6

99.0
99.2
99 .2
99.2
99 .2

98.2
99.1
99.1
99.1
99.1

96.9
97 .4
97 .7
98 .0
98.3

97 .5
98. 8
98 .8
98.9
98 .9

99 .2
99.3
99.4
99 .6
99. 6

98.8
99.3
99 .3
99.3
99 ,3

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

Total ______

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j=

95.8
96,5
98.0
98 .0
98.0
93.1
98.2
98.2
98.8
98.8
98 . 3
98.8
98.8
98.8
98.8

Number of employees
(in thousands)
____________

247.0

7. 7

30.2

18 7.7

13.2

59 .3

17.0

Average hourly earnings

$1.48

*1.27

* 1. 12

*1.5 2

*1.32

*1.35

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sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966----Continued
South

Northeast
Enterprises with annual sales of—

Average hourly earnings
$500, 000
to
$ 1, 00 0, 000

$250, 000
to
$500, 000

-

Less than
$250, 000

$ 1, 000, 000
or more

$500, 000
to
$ 1, 000, 000

$250, 000
to
$500, 000

Less than
$250, 000

*

.3
2.3
6 .8

26.3
59.6

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

.2
1.3
2. 1
2.7
3.2

10.4
12.9
14,7
16 .6
18.7

76 .0
78. 7
80 . 9
8 3 .6
85.6

Under $ 1 . 3 0 ------------------------------------------------------Under $1. 3 5 -------------------------------------------------------

28.1
42.4
53. 8
59.7
64 . 1

50.2
64.0
75.2
79.3
82.4

90 .0
90.1
92 .4
95.1
95.1

Under $ 0. 5 0 ------------------------------------------------------Under $0 . 7 5 ------------------------------------------------------Under $ 1. 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1. 0 5
$ 1 .1 0
$ 1 .1 5
$1. 2 0
$1. 2 5

Under $1. 4 5 ------------------------------------------------------Under $ 1. 5 0 ------------------------------------------------------Under $1. 55 ------------------------------------------------------Under $ 1 . 6 0 ------------------------------------------------------Under $ 1 . 6 5 ---------- ------ —---------------------------------Under $ 1. 75 ------------------------------------------- -----------

69. 1
71.5
74.2
76.3
78 . 1

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a
a
S
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87.4
89.4
91. 3
92.1
92.9

$1. 8 0 ------------------------------------------------------$ 1 . 8 5 ---------------------------- — ---------------------$1. 9 0 ------------------------------------------------------$ 1. 9 5 ------------------------------------------------------$ 2. 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------

80.2
81.2
83 . 2
84.5
84.9

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2.
$2.
$2 .
$ 2.

10
20
30
40
50

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

88.0
90. 1
92.0
93.0
94.0

97.4
97.9
98 .0
98.3
9 8 .4

Under
Under
Under
Under

$2.
$2.
$2 .
$2.

6
7
8
9

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

95 .0
95. 8
96.2
96 .7
9 7. 1

99 .1
99 .3
99.4
99.6
99 .6

0
0
0
0

a
—
a
>

o
o
e
a
>
a
>
Q
-

a

96. 1
96.1
96. 5
96. 7
96 .7

o

94.0
94.9
95. 8
96 .4
96.7

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

o

1.0

?
o
o

a
-o

97 .3
97.6
97.6
9 7 .6
97.6

Q
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C
—

97 .9
98.1
98. 1
98 .1
98.1
98 .2
99. 5
99. 5
99.6
99.6

T o t a l -------------------------------------- -------------------

100.C

10 0.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) -----------

76.1

73 .6

12.9

Average hourly e a r n i n g s ---------------------------------

$1.63

$1.35

$.97

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Sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966— Continued
West

North Central
Enterprises with annual sales of—

Average hourly earnings
$5 00 , 000
to
$ 1, 00 0, 00 0
Under $0 . 50 _________________________________
Under $0 . 7 5 _________________________________
Under $ 1 . 0 0 ___ _____________________________

$2 50 , 000
to
$5 00 , 000

Les s than
$2 50 , 000

$ 1, 00 0, 000
or more

•1
1.2

8.4
30.5

$5 00 , 000
to
$ 1, 00 0 , 0 0 0

Le ss than
$2 50 , 000

.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

0 5
1 0
15
2 0
25

_________________________________
______________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________

2.7
4.2
9.3
11.2
11 .5

45.6
47.3
56.2
66.4
69.3

1.9
2.0
2.1
2.9
3.0

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1. 3 0
1. 3 5
1 .4 0
1. 45
1. 50

_________________________________
_________ _______________________
_______________________ _________
_________________________________
_________________________________

45 .7
58.5
67.8
74.5
79.1

79.6
81.0
84.7
87.5
88.6

12. 8
30.8
41.5
51.2
58.3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________

84.0
86 .5
89.0
90. 8
92 .0

91.7
92.3
94.6
94.6
94 .9

66.0
71.4
76.4
78.9
82.4

95.0
95.1
95.1
95.1
95.1

84.5
85.9
87.6
88.3
90.4

96 .0
96.1
96.1
96 .2
96.2

92 .6
93.9
94.9
95 .6
95 .9

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
$ 1.
$2 .

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

55
60
65
7 0
75
80
85
90
95
00

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a
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5
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________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
_________ __________ ________ __
________________________________

92 .9
94.4
95 .1
95.5
96. 0

$ 2 . 10
$ 2. 20
$2 . 3 0
$2.40
$2 . 5 0

________________________________
________________________________
____________ ____________________
________________________________
________________________________

97 .0
97.5
98. 1
98.3
98 .4

$2.
$2 .
$2 .
$ 2.
$3.

________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
________________________________

98.8
98.9
99. 1
99. 2
99. 5

97.1
98.0
98 .0
98 .0
98.0

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Q
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2
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96 .8
97 .3
97.9
98.0
98.4
100.0

6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
00

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10 0.0

100.0

Number of employees (in t hou san ds ) ____

64 .6

9.9

11.41

$ 1 . 19

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32.7

Average hourly e a r n i n g s __________________

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Table 34.

O

Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by establishment
sales-size classes, United States , metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas , and regions, June 1966
Nonmetropolitan area s

Metropolitan areas

United States

Establishments with annual sales of-

Average hourly earnings

Under $0 . 50 _______________________________
Under $0 . 75 ..........................................................
Under $ 1. 00 _______________________________

$ 150,000
to
$ 25 0,0 00

$ 150,000
to
$ 250,00 0

$ 150,000
to
$250, 000

Less than
$ 150,000

*
.6

*
2.6
11.4

.8
16.7
40 .2

*
.2

1.5
7.5

5.5
22. 1

. 1
1.8

. 1
3. 8
15 . 5

1.5
26 .0
54.9

$2 50 , 000
or more

$2 50, 000
or more

Less than
$ 150,000

$2 50, 000
or more

Less than
$ 15 0,000

.Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

05
10
15
20
25

_____________________ _________
...... ...................................................
..........................................................
..........................................................
_________ ___________________

1.4
2 .7
4.6
5.4
6. 3

22.3
24.4
27 . 7
34,3
36.9

52 . 7
55 . 0
61.0
65. 5
67.6

.9
2.1
4.2
5.0
5.9

18.7
20.7
24.5
31.2
33.4

33 . 3
35 . 5
41.2
46.5
49. 9

3.7
5. 1
6. 3
7.2
7.8

26.1
28.2
30 .9
37. 5
40.6

68. 7
70.9
77.1
81 .0
82 . 2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

30
35
40
45
50

______ ____________ __ -------_______________________________
_______________________________
_______________________________
......................................................

34.7
48.9
59.7
6fc. C
70.7

54.9
65.7
76.0
79.9
83.2

77.5
83 . 2
88 .5
91.7
92 . 5

32 .0
46.9
57 .5
64 .0
69 .8

48 .0
61.0
73 .5
78. 8
30.4

64. 8
73 .4
82.9
87.1
87.9

45.5
56 . 8
68. 3
74. 2
78.0

62.1
70.5
78, 6
81 . 2
36.1

87.9
91.2
93 .2
95.4
96.2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

55
60
65
70
75

.........................................................
..........................................................
_______________________________
............................ .............................
_______________________________

76.2
79 . 1
81.9
83.7
85.3

87.2
90.4
92.9
93.8
94 . 7

94 . 7
95.1
96.6
97 . 1
97.6

74.1
77.1
80 .0
81.9
83.7

84.2
88.5
90.4
91.6
92 .3

92. 2
92.4
94 .9
95 . 5
96 . 7

84.6
87 .0
89. 6
90 .7
91. 7

90 .3
92.4
95.6
96. 1
97.2

96 .8
97.3
98 .0
98. 3
98. 4

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
2.

80
85
90
95
00

_______________________________
_______________________________
_______________________________
_______________________________
_________ _____________________

87 .0
88 . 2
89.7
90.5
91.2

95.9
96.3
96.3
96.6
96.6

97 .6
97 .9
98.2
98 .6
98 .6

85.5
86. 8
88.4
89 .4
90. 1

93.8
94.4
94. 5
94 .5
94.5

96 .7
97 .3
97 . 8
97. 9
97 .9

93 . C
93 .9
94.6
95 . 1
95. 5

98.0
98. 2
98 .2
98.8
98.8

98. 4
98.4
98 . 6
99. 1
99.2

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2. 10
$2 . 20
$2.30
$2.40
$2 . 50

_______________________________
______________ ____________ _____
______________ __________ ______
____________________ ________
____________
______________

93.1
94 .2
95 .3
95.9
96.4

97.7
97.9
98.1
98.1
98 . 1

98. 8
99.0
99. 1
99 . 1
99. 1

92.2
93 .6
94.8
95 .5
96.0

96 .4
96 . 7
97. 1
97.1
97.1

93. 1
98 . 5
9 8. 6
98. 7
98 .7

96.5
96.7
97.2
97, 7
97. 8

99. 1
99.1
99. 1
99.2
99. 2

99.3
99 .4
99. 5
99. 5
99 .5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2. 60
$2 . 70
$ 2. 80
$2.90
$3 . 00

_______________________________
_______________________________
........................ .................................
.........................................................
_______________________________

97 . 2
97.6
97.9
98 .2
98. 5

98.5
99. 3
99.3
99.3
99.3

99 .2
99 .4
99 .4
99.4
99.6

96. 8
97.3
97.6
97.9
98.2

97.6
98.8
98.8
98 .8
98. 8

98. 8
99 . 2
99, 2
99.3
99.7

98.9
99.0
99.2
99. 5
99.5

99. 3
99.9
99.9
99.9 •
99. 9

99 . 5
99. 5
99. 5
99.5
99, 5

Total _________________________________

100.0

100.0

100. 0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100. 0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) -----

220.5

30 . 1

38 .7

1 75.6

15.3

17.4

44.9

14.8

21.3

1 1 .5 1

$1*31

$1 .07

$1 . 53

$1.37

$1 . 2 1

$1.40

$1.25

$.96

Average hourly earnings

_____________

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Table 34.

Cumulative percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by average straight-time hourly earnings, by establishment
sales-size classes, United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966— Continued
Northeast

South

Average hourly earnings
$250, 000
or more
Under $0 . 50
______________
Under $ 0 . 75 _________________
Under $ 1. 00 ...............................

West

North Central

Establishments v/ith annual sales of—
$ 150,000

Less than
$ 150, 000

$2 50 , 000

$2 50 , 000
or more

$ 150, 000
$250, 000

Le ss than
$ 150,000

$2 50 , 000
or more

$ 150,000
$2 50 , 000

Less than
$ 150,000

.
*
1.4

.1
7.0
25.0

1.7
30.2
64.6

_

_

.

*

. 1
. 5

.1
6. 0

7.1
26 .5

$2 50 , 000
or more

$ 15 0,000

Le ss than
$ 15 0,000

$2 50 , 000

_
.3

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

05
10
15
20
25

...............................
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

.2
1.4
2.2
2.9
3.2

3.1
5.1
6.7
7. 8
9.7

41.3
46.4
49.4
58.5
60 . 9

79. 7
82.2
84.7
85 .8
87 . 7

1.0
2. 5
7.2
8.3
9.0

17 .6
18.4
24. 1
29. 5
32.8

38 . 7
41 .0
51.2
61.0
63. 1

1.3
1.3
1.4
1.4
1.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

30
35
40
45
50

_________________
_________________
...............................
...... .........................
______ _________

28.8
42.1
52.7
58.4
62 .8

44. 3
59.5
71.9
76.6
80.2

78.8
83.6
90 .2
91 .4
92 .3

92. 1
93 .8
94.8
96.4
96,5

44. 8
57. 3
66.6
73.8
78 .4

55.0
65. 8
73. 3
77.6
81 .7

74 . 4
78.1
86. 1
90. 4
90.9

11.1
28.4
39.2
48, 8
56 . 1

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

55
60
65
70
75

_____________ . .
____ ____________
_________________
_________________
...............................

67 . 8
70. 1
73 .0
75.1
77.0

86.1
88 .4
90.4
91.3
92.1

92.8
93.5
94.4
94 . 7
94.7

97.4
97.4
97. 9
98.0
98.4

83. 3
86 .1
88.4
90. 1
91. 2

97 .6
89.4
92.8
93.9
95.0

92 . 3
92. 3
96.0
96.5
97. 5

63.2
68.7
73 . 8
76.7
80.5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$
$
$
$
$

1.
1.
1.
1.
2.

80
85
90
95
00

_____________ ___
_________________
_________________
______ ________...............................

79. 1
8C. 1
82.3
83.6
84.0

93 . 4
94 .5
95 .5
96 .0
96.3

9 5 .4
95.9
95.9
9 6 .6
96.6

98.4
98 .4
9 8. 8
98 . 9
99.0

92.1
93.9
94 .6
95 .2
95 . 8

95 .4
95 .6
9 5 .6
95.7
95.7

97 ,6
97.6
97 . 8
97 . 9
97.9

83 . 1
84 .6
86.4
87.2
89.6

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$ 2. 10
$ 2. 20
$ 2. 30
$2 .40
$2 . 50

_________________
_________________
_______ _ ____
...............................
...............................

87.2
89.4
91 .5
92.6
93.6

97.1
97.6
97.8
98.1
98 .3

97.3
97.5
97 .6
97.7
97.7

99. 1
99. 1
99. 2
99.2
99.2

96.8
97.2
97.9
98.1
98. 3

96. 8
97 .1
97.4
97 .4
97 .4

97.9
98. 3
98.3
98 .4
98.4

91.9
93.2
94.4
95.2
95 .5

Under
Under
Under
Under
Under

$2 .
$2 .
$2 .
$ 2.
$3.

__ _____ „ „
...............................
...............................
...............................
_______________

94 .7
95.5
95.9
96. 5
97. 0

99.0
99 .2
99.3
99.5
99.5

97.7
99.3
99.3
99.3
99.3

99. 3
99.8
99. 8
99. 8
99.8

98. 8
98 .9
99.1
99.3
99 .4

98.2
99. 1
99.1
99.1
99. 1

9 8 .4
98.4
98 .4
98 .4
98.9

96.5
97 .0
97.6
97.7
98.2

100.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

60
70
80
90
00

Total ___________

_____

Number of employees
(in thousands) ______________
Average hourly earnings




—

100.0

o
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s
2
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o
0
o
“O
2
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100.0

10 0.0

100.0

71.8

62.0

10.7

18. 7

55. 7

10.6

11.9

31.1

$1.64

S I . 39

$1.19

$.92

$1.43

$1 . 35

$1.16

$1.60

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Table 35. Numerical and percent distributions of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
United States and regions, June 1966

South

Northeast

United States

West

North Central

Weekly hours of work
Number

Over 40 and under 44
4 4 ---------------------------------Over 44 and under 48
48 and over — ----------

36.7
83 .0
66.8
6 8.7
12.5
2.2
7.5
11.9

T o t a l --------------

Percent

289.3

Under 15 -------------------15 and under 3 5 --------35 and under 4 0 ---------

40

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

12.7
2 8.7
23 . 1
23.7
4.3
.8
2.6
4. 1
100.0

Number

Percent

Number

1 .0
,0
21.0
17.2
25.1
6. 4
1.3
4.3
6.1

10.9
23.0
18 . 8
27.5
7. 0
1. 4
4.7
6.7

91.4

Percent

100.0

Percent

5.1
11.5
7. 3
12.6
.9
. 3
.5
1.4

12 . 8
29 .1
18 . 5
31.7
2.4
•8
1.2
3.5

100. 0

78. 1

33 .9

30.2

Number

12.4
31 .6
25 .8
19.6
4.2
.3
2.5
3.5

9 .7
24.7
20.1
15.3
3.3
.2
2.0
2. 8

10 0.0

80 .2

Number

14 .9
32.2
27.6
19.5
2.4
.4
.8
2.0

12.0
25.8
22.2
15.7
1.9
.4
.7
1.6

31.9

Average weekly hours

Percent

39 .6

100.0

31.4

31.8

Limited price variety stores
Table 36. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work, by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas,
United States and regions, June 1966
United States
Weekly hours of work

Under 15 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------15 and under 3 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------35 and under 40 ----------------------------------------------------------------4 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 40 and under 44 -----------------------------------------------------44 —— —-----— — ------- ------________------ ____________-----------------Over 44 and under 4 8 -----------------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------------—-----------------------------------

Metro­
politan
areas
13.3
30 .3
23.1
24 .3
3.6
. 8
1.5
3.1

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Northeast
Me tro ­
politan
areas

11 . 2
24.5
23.1
22.3
6.2
.7
5.2
6. 8

16.0
32.0
26. 9
19.8
1.9
.4
.9
2.1

South

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

o o
Oc
-o 4
>
c 2

,® Cl

Metr o­
politan
areas '

West

North Central

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Metro­
politan
areas

Nonmetro­
politan
areas

Metr o­
politan
areas

9 .0
24.9
20.7
30.1
6.8
1.5
2.3
4 .5

13.6
20 .3
16.0
23.8
7.2
1.2
8.1
9.7

100.0

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

53.5

37 .9

54.8

23.3

30 .6

33.9

33 .9

30 .5

33. 6

31.5

14.1
33 .4
23.4
21. 3
3. 1
•4
1.9
2.4

8.5
27 .2
31.4
1 5 .6
6. 7
.2
4.1
6. 2

13.2
30 .5
18.0
29.8
2 .7
. 9
1.0
3. 9

it

T o t a l -------------------------------------------------------------------------

100.0

100.0

10 0.0

Number of employees (in t h o u s a n d s ) --------------------------

208.3

81.0

69.4

31.3

33.4

29.9

Average weekly hours




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

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politan
areas

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Table 37. Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work,
by sex, United States and regions, June 1966
United States

Northeast

North Central

South

West

Weekly hours of work
Men
Under 15

__________________________________________________

Women

Men

Women

Men

Women

Men

Women

Men

W omen

15 and under 3 5 ------------------------------ —-----------------------------35 and under 4 0 ---------------- -----------------------------------------------4 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 40 and under 4 4 ----------------------------------------------------4 4 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over 44 and under 48 -------------------------- -------------------------48 and over ----------------------------------------------------------------------

15.4
25.9
13.1
23.4
3 .7
1. 1
4 .5
12 . 9

12 .3
29. 1
24 .7
23.8
4 .4
.7
2.3
2.7

17 . 1
24.6
22.8
19.4
2 .4
2.0
2 .5
9.1

14.5
33.6
28.5
19.6
2.4
.2
.5
.8

12.4
21.6
8 .1
29.5
5.7
1.1
7.1
14.4

10.7
23 .2
20 . 5
27 .2
7.2
1.4
4.4
5.4

15 .7
29.2
9. 5
20.0
3. 9
.5
5.2
15.9

12 .0
31.9
2 7 .9
19.6
4. 2
. 3
2.2
2.0

18 . 1
33.2
8 .2
24.0
1.4
2. 1
13.1

11.9
28.5
20.1
32.9
2.5
.9
1.1
2.0

T o t a l ------------------------------------------------------------------------

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1 0 0. 0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands) --------------------------

39.1

250.2

12.3

67.9

12.5

78 .9

8. 9

69 .2

5. 4

34.2

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

32.5

31.8

31.5

29 .9

34.9

33. 7

32.2

31.3

29 .9

32 .0

Average weekly hours




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Table 38.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work, by enterprise sales-size classes,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
United States

Weekly hours of work
$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000
or more
Under 15
15 and under 35 _____________
35 and under 40 _____________
40 ....... .............
Over 40 and under 44
44 ______
.. ,
___________
Over 44 and under 4 8 _______
48 and over Total _______________

Nonmetropolitan areas

Metropolitan areas
Enterprises with annual sales of—

$ 500, 00 0
to
$ 1, 000, 000

12.5
28.9
24 .4
25. 1
3.9
.6
1 .7
3 .0
100.0

$ 25 0,000
to
$5 00, 000

Less than
$250, 000

$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000
or more

12.7
28.4
25.5
11.2
11 .9
. 5
4 .0
5.5

13.2
30 .2
23 .5
24.7
3 .7
•6
1.4
2.7

100.0

O|
o o
o c
"P “
■- 2
*
® o.
ZZ. c
^ o
c o

13.0
27.9
13.4
18 . 0
5.9
2.2
8.8
10.7
10 0 . 0

$5 00 , 000
to
$ 1, 0 0 0 ,0 0 0

$ 25 0,0 00
to
$5 00, 000

100.0

Less than
$250, 000
12.8
33.5
17.0
24. 5
2 .2
2.9
1.9
5.2

° o
- W
c £
Q
-

100.0

$ 1, 0 0 0 , 000
or more
10.2
24.9
27.3
26. 0
4. 7
. 5
2.7
3.9
100.0

c o

$5 00, 000
to
$ 1, 00 0, 000

$2 50, 000
to
$ 50 0,0 00

Le ss than
$ 25 0,0 00

.2 Q
-

13.1
23 .6
10 .7
13.0
8.9
1.6
14.1
15.0

3= □

100.0

5 j
Oo
a c
“ s

j= o
S

Number of employees
(in thousands) ______________

247.0

7.7

30.2

187.7

13.2

59.3

17.0

Average weekly hours ______

31 .8

32.0

32.9

31 .3

31.1

33 .1

34 .4

Northeast
Under 15
__________________________________ ___________________ _____________________ _
15 and under 35 ________________________ ___ _______ ____ ______________ _____ ____
35 and under 40 _____________ _________ __ ----- ----- ---------------------------------- ------40 . . . „ ...................................... .......................................................................................................
Over 40 and under 44 _______ _________
_____ _________________________________
44 ...... ............................................................................................................................. .............................
Over 44 and under 48
________ _____
________ __ __ ______________________
48 and over ____ ___ ___ __ ____ ___ _______ __________ ______________ ________ _____
Total -

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

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

Number of employees (in thousands) _______

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

____________

15.2
31 . 8
27.4
2 C. 0
2.3
. 5
.8
2.1

^ c
1? °
_E a
£

76 . 1

Average weekly hours _______________________________________________________________

9.6
23.6
21 .2
30.8
6.7
.8
2.5
4 .7

o c
•- o
*
° o
5
c ®
.2 o
l

100. 0

______________________

South

10 0.0

30 . 1

73 .6

12.4
32. 1
2 7. 0
21.0
3. 1
.3
2. 0
2. 0

Total .................................................................... .......................................................................

ICO. c

Number of employees (in thousands)

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

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

Average weekly hours ---------------------------------------------------------------




__ _______________

64.6
31. 1

E £
.2 Q
^ "c

100.0

H t
E 5
“ ?

12 . 9

33.9
North Central

Under 15 .................................................................................................................................................
15 and under 35 _________ __ _________ __ __ __ _____ __ _____ _______________
35 and under 40 ___________
_________ _____ _____
____
______ _____
40 ............................................................................................................................................... .................
Over 40 and under 44 ___ ______ _
------------- -------------------------------- ------44 ................................................................................................................................ ................................
Over 44 and under 48
_____ _____ — ________ ________ _____ __ __ __ _____
48 and over ____ — ----- ----- ------------- -------- -------------- --------------------- -------

15.4
19 .9
8.4
14 . 8
7.1
4. 7
15 .5
14.3

E
° o
° o
-2 =
-o o
>

o =
° o
"c.
E £
.2 a^3 O
c O
— 5

34 .3
West

11 . 1
31.6
14.4
15.4
8.9
.5
6.0
12.2

12 .9
27.7
19.6
32.0
2 .7
1.0
1.3
2.8

100.0

10 0.0

9.9

32.7

33.4

32.0

o o
£ 5
o o
o "c
-o «
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2 Q
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Table 39- Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees by weekly hours of work, by establishment sales-size classes,
United States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and regions, June 1966
United States

Metropolitan areas

Weekly hours of work
$250, 000
or more
....................................
Under 15
15 and under 35 _ _______ __
35 and under 40 __ ___
40 ___________ _ ________________
Over 40 and under 44 _______
44 .
.............................
Over 44 and tinder 48 _______
48 and over _______________ __
Total _______________

Nonmetropolitan areas

$ 150,000
$250, 000

Less than
$ 150, 000

12. 3
28 .8
24.7
25 .3
3. 8
. 5
1.6
3. 0

12 .7
28 .7
20.2
23.4
5.4
1.0
2.9
5.6

15.0
27.9
16.1
15.2
6.6
2.2
7.8
9 .2

$250, 000
or more
13.1
29.9
24.0
24.7
3 .7
.5
1.3
2. 8

__

1 0 0. 0

100.0

100.0

10D. 0

Number of employees
(in thousands) ______________

220.5

3 0.1

38.7

175.6

Average weekly hours ______

31.8

32.2

32.1

31.4

$ 150,000
$2 50 , 000
13.4
33 .3
16 .0
24.2
4.4
1.1
2.7
4 .8
100. 0

Le ss than
$ 150,000
15.0
32 .4
20.4
20.2
1. 5
3.3
2.6
4.6

$2 50 , 000
or more
9. 1
24. 8
2 7.6
27.6
3. 9
.4
2.7
4.0

10 0.0

100.0

15.3

17 .4

31.2

3C . 4

Under 15
__ __ _____ _____
15 and under 35
- ________
35 and under 40 __ _____ __
4 0 .... ..................................................
Over 40 and under 44 ________
4 4 ..........................................................
Over 44 and under 48
„ ___
48 and over _ _____ __ _______

_______ ________ ______

____

Number of employees (in thousands)
Average weekly hours _______




8.5
23.5
22.6
32.0
6 .4
.3
2 .4
4.3

13.7
22.8
14.4
25 .4
9 .8
2.8
4.3
6. 8

$ 150,000
$250, 000
1 1.9
2 4 .0
2 4 .6
22. 5
6. 4
1. 0
3. 2
6. 5

Le ss than
$ 150,000
15.0
24. 3
12.5
11.1
10.8
1.3
12.1
12 .9

$250, 000
or more
15.1
31.4
27.9
19.7
2.3
.5
. 8
2. 3

100.0

100.0

44.9

14.8

21 .3

33.3

33.4

Le ss than
$ 15 0,000

Insufficient data to
w arrant presentation.

30. 2

13.0
31 .9
25.8
21 .4
3.3
. 3
2. 1
2.2

10. 1
27.8
25. 5
19.9
5.1
.1
3.3
8.1

We st
11.8
33.4
25 . 9
11. 3
7. 3
.7
3. 9
5. 7

12 . 1
28.0
19.6
31.9
2 .7
1.0
1 .0
3.7

100.0
___

$2 50 , 000

100.0

North Central
17.4
21.3
8.9
13 .6
7. 3
4. 1
12.8
14 .5

$ 150,000

71.8

33.4

South

Total _ __ __ __

Northeast

Establishments with annual sales of—

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

62.0

10 .7

18.7

55. 7

10 .6

11.9

31.1

34.2

33 .3

33.4

31.0

3 3 .6

31 .5

Insufficient data to
w arrant presentation.

32 .4

100. 0

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Table 40.

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees having specified average straight-time hourly earnings by
weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 1966
Employees with average hourly earnings of—

Weekly hours of work

All
employees

—
and
under
$1. 15

— T ttR

Under
$ 1.00

— rrm —
and
under
$ 1.25

$ 1. 25
and
under
$ 1. 35

$ 1. 35
and
under
$ 1.50

$ 1. 50
and
under
$ 1. 75

$“1. 75
and
under
$ 2. 00

18.4
37 .2
22 .3
19.2
.6
2.1
.8

6.6
24.9
3C.4
32.4
1.2
3.0
2.7

5,1
2 0 .3
22.3
43.0
1.4
4.0
5.4

3.9
14.7
20.7
46.4
1.2
4.7
9.6

4.4
11.4
29.8
39.8
.7
5.3
9.3

3.5
8.6
27.7
45.2
.4
5.3
9.7

6.2
7.6
41.2
34.1
1.2
4.9
6.0
1 0 C.O

$ 2. 00
and
under
$2. 50

$ 2. 50
and
under
$3 . 00

$3 . 00
and
over

United States
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35 ---------------- ------ —------------------35 and under 40 --------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 ----------------- ------ --------Over 42 and under 4 4 ---------------------------------44 and under 48 --------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ----------------------------------------------------

12.7
28.7
23.1
26.9
1.2
4.5
4.1

22 .3
27.4
6.9
15.0
3.6
14.6
13.9

17.6
36.2
15.5
13.5
2.1
11.3
5.9

12.9
35.1
29.6
15.6
l.C
4.4
2.4

Total-----------------------------------------------------

10C.0

100.0

100.0

1CC.C

10 C .0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

289.3

20.2

21.9

9.0

108.7

56.8

37.8

14 .0

12.0

5.2

3.7

Average weekly h o u r s ---------------------------------

31 .9

30 .7

29.6

30.9

28 .3

34.3

3$.8

37.3

37.4

37.5

36.3

27.1
43.2
15.7
13.0
.3
.7
.3

6.0
33.8
31.7
26.2
.5
1.5
'.8

6.0
22 .2
31.3
33.3
l.C
2.9
4.2

4.7
18.8
31.2
34.1
1.2
3.8
7.5

3.9
14.0
44.4
28.5
.6
4.5
4.6

2.2
6.8
52.1
27.5
.6
4.6
6.7

6.5
8.5
65.9
14.2
1.8
2.4
2.4

100. c

1 0 C. 0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1C0 .0

100.0

31.4

17.0

11.0

5.3

7.0

2.4

2.2

24.6

33.0

34 .9

35.9

35.9

37.2

34.3

1 6 .C
24.3
36.2
13.5
.3
6.6
3.4

1C. 2
29 .3
26.5
29.0
1.2
3.7
1.2

3.4
1 4 .C
24.3
47 .4
3.2
5.9
5.0

7.1
10.8
9.8
59.5
2.3
4.8
8.0

4.8
4.7
4.4
59.0
2.9
9.2
18.0

8.3
8.1
4.4
57.2
.7
5.3
16.7

1.3
17.1
1.6
58.4
.2
6.9
14.7

100. C

100.0

Northeast
Under 15__________
_______ __
15 and under 35 --------------------------------------------35 and under 4 0 --------------------------------------------40 to and including 4 2 ------------------------ --------Over 42 and under 4 4 ---------------------------------44 and under 4 8 --------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ----------------------------------------------------

14.9
32 .2
27 .6
21.'4
.6
1.8
2.0

Total-----------------------------------------------------

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

80.2

Average weekly h o u r s --------------------------------

oJ
a a
Jo e
~a
M
c £
.£ o .
e
1 s
c o
“ S

3C.2

South
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35---------- ---------------------------------35 and under 40 --------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 --------------------------- -----Over 42 and under 4 4 ---------------------------------44 and under 48 —-----------------------------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------------------------------

1C.9
23.0
18.8
32.5
2.0
8.1
6.7

23 .3
24.6
5.7
16.8
2.6
14.8
14.7

9.6
29.7
14.2
16.7
2.7
19.7
10 .1
10 0. C

Total-------------- ——---------------------------------

100.0

100. c

10C.C

10C.C

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number of employees (in thousands)------

91.4

15.6

9,6

3.7

34.4

14.3

8.0

2.9

1.4

1.1

Average weekly hours —------— -------------------

33.9

31 .0

33.8

31 .8

32.4

37.5

37.0

39.9

38.6

37.6




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Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees having specified average straight-time hourly earnings by
weekly hours of work, United States and regions, June 196b—-Continued
Employees with average hourly earnings of—

Weekly hours of work

All
employees

Under
$ 1.00

$ 1.00
and
under
$1 . 15

$ 1. 15
and
under
$ 1.25

$ l. 25
and
under
$ 1. 35

$ 1. 35
and
under
$ 1. 50

$ 1. 50
and
under
$1.75

$ 1. 7 5
and
under
$ 2. 00

$ 2 . 00
and
under
$2.50

$2750
and
under
$3 . 00

$3 . 00
and
over

North Central
Under 15--------- ---------------------- ---------------------15 and under 35-------------------------------------------35 and under 40 --------- • r
----- ---------------------------40 to and including 42 --------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 --------------------------------44 and under 4 8 -------------------------------------------48 and o v e r ---------------------------------------------------

12.4
31.6
25.8
22.6
1.2
4.1
3.5

17.2
38.1
10.1
6.9
8 .C
15 .2
12.5

24.4
43 .5
15.4
8.5
2.2
5.1
3.2

8.4
42.4
25.8
17.0
1.9
3.6
2.9

16.2
38.4
28.2
14.4
.4
2.2
.7

7.1
19.9
38.3
29.3
.5
3.1
2.3

2.4
21 .3
21.4
43.5
1.6
5.2
6.2

1.1
18.1
17.6
50.9
.2
4.6
7.6

4.3
7.1
10.4
53.3
.6
6.1
18.8

.7
3.5
8.7
66.5
.4
3.1
17.5

Total-----------------------------------------------------

10C. 0

100.0

100.0

100. c

10 0.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

ICO.O

Number of employees (in thousands)------

78.1

4.1

8.6

3.3

32.1

15.0

9.3

2.7

1.6

.9

Average weekly hours--------------------------------

31.4

30 .3

25.9

31.3

28.6

34.7

36.7

37.7

40 .3

40.9

26 .0
41 .2
10.1
20.4
.6
1.3
1.0

11.3
32.5
25 .3
26.5
.4
1.9
3.0

4.8
25 .0
23.5
39.7
.9
3.4
3.6

4.0
14 .5
20 .9
51.8
.3
2.0
6.9

3.3
8.1
11.1
56.9
1.3
7.3
13.2

12.7
8.2
11.0
56.7
.3
7.6
3.9

100.0

1CC. 0

100.0

10 0.0

100.0

1CC.0

5.S
B
°

o

c
U Q
>
c £
.2* Q
H
c

t
a

5

West
Under 15--------------------------------------------------------15 and under 35-------------------------------------------35 and under 4 0 -------------------------------------------40 to and including 42 --------------------------------Over 42 and under 4 4 --------------------------------44 and under 4 8 -------------------------------------------48 and o v e r --------------------- -----------------------------

12.8
29.1
18.5
33.5
.6
2.6
3.5

Total---------------- ------------------------------------

10C.0

Number of employees (in thousands) ——

39.6

Average weekly h o u r s ----------------- ---------------

31.8




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=
3 °
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10 .8

10 .6

9.5

3.1

2.0

.8

25.2

31.6

35.2

37.1

39.4

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Table 41.

C
O

Percent distribution of nonsupervisory employees working specified weekly hours by average
straight-time hourly earnings, United States and regions, June 1966
E m ployees with weekly hours of work of—

A v era g e hourly earnings

A ll
employees

T5
Under
15

"55

and
under
35

Over
40
and under
44

and
under
40

44
and
under
48

United States
Under
$ 1. 00
$ 1 .1 5
$ 1= 25
$ 1 .3 5
$ 1 .5 0
$ 1. 75
$ 2 . 00
$ 2 . 50
$ 3 .0 0

$ 1. 00 ------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 15----------------------and under $ 1 .2 5 ----------------------a n d u n d e r $ 1 .3 5 ----------------------and under $ 1 .5 0 -----------------------and under $ 1. 75-----------------------and under $ 2 . 0 0 -----------------------and under $ 2 . 5 0 -----------------------and under $ 3 . 0 0 ----------------------and o v e r ------------------------------------T o ta l----------------------------------------------

7 . 0

1 2 . 3

6 , 7

2 .1

2 .5

1 6 .3

2 2 .9

2 3 .7

7 .6

1 0 .5

9 .5

5 .1

3 . 1

1 0 .2 .,

2 0 .9

1 0 .9

3 .1

3 .2

3 . 8

4 . 0

1 .6

3.

1

3 .2

1 .8

3 7 .6

5 4 . 6

4 8 .7

36 • 2

2 6 .7

2 5 .8

1 7 .0

1 9 .7

1 0 .2

1 7 .1

2 5 .8

2 3 .9

2 1 . 1

1 1 . 1

1 2 .8

1 3 .1

5 .2

9 .2

1 2 .6

2 1 .6

1 5 .3

1 0 . 1

1 7 .0

4 . 8

1 .5

2 .5

4 . 3

8 .9

4 .6

5 . 1

1 1 .3

4 . 1

1 .4

1 .6

5 . 3

6 . 7

2 .2

5 .6

9 . 4

1 .8

.5

.5

2 .1

3 .3

.8

2 .6

4 . 2

1 .3

. 6

.3

2 .3

1 .8

. 6

1 .4

1 .9

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

7 .0

Num ber of em ployees (in thousands)

2 8 9 . 3

3 6 . 7

8 3 .0

6 6 .8

6 8 .7

1 2 .5

9 . 6

1 1 .9

A verage hourly earn ing s---------------------

$ 1 .4 3

$ 1 .2 4

$ 1 . 30

$ 1 .4 7

$ 1 .5 4

$ 1 .3 0

$ 1 .2 9

$ 1 .4 4

N ortheast
Under
$ 1. 00
$ 1 .1 5
$ 1 .2 5
$ 1 .3 5
$ 1 .5 0
$ 1 .7 5
$ 2 . 00
$ 2 . 50
$ 3 .0 0

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

00------------------------------------------und e r $ 1 . 1 5 -----------------------under $ 1. 2 5 ----------------------under $ 1 .3 5 -----------------------under $ 1. 5 0 -----------------------under $ 1. 75-----------------------under $ 2 . 0 0 -----------------------under $ 2 . 5 0 -----------------------under $ 3 . 0 0 -----------------------o v e r -------------------------------------

T otal---------------------------------------------Num ber of em ployees (in thousands)
A verage hourly ea rn in g s---------------------

.1

-

-

3 .2

6 .7

4 .3

2 . 7

.2

1

1 .7

1 .7

2 .5

1 .5

. 4

4 . 9

3 9 .1

7 1 .2

5 2 .4

2 2 .3

2 4 .3

2 1 .2

8 .5

2 2 .2

2 4 .3

2 5 .9

. 1

.4

-

_

-

-

. 7

.2

.6

-

1 7 .9

1 1 .3

6 . 4

2 5 .0

1 6 .5

8 .0

1 5 .5

2 1 .6

1 8 .7

2 0 .5

2 8 .3

6 , 6

2 .1

3 .8

7 .5

1 0 .0

1 5 .3

1 3 .8

2 4 .2

8 . 7

2 .3

3 .8

1 4 .1

1 1 .9

9 .1

2 6 .7

1 9 .8

3 .0

,4

.6

5 . 6

3 . 8

3 .9

9 . 3

2 .7

1 .2

.7

6 .5

1 .8

3 .5

1 .2

3 .2

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 3 .7

5 . 5

9 . 4

1 5 . 7

9 .9

8 0 .2

1 2 .0

2 5 .8

2 2 .2

1 .9

1 .0

1 .6

$ 1 .6 1

$ 1 .3 3

$ 1 .4 0

$ 1 .7 5

$ 1 .6 3

$ 1 .6 5

$ 1 .8 3

$ 1 .9 0

South
$ 1 .0 0 ------------------------------------------and under $ 1. 15-----------------------and under $ 1 . 2 5 -----------------------and under $ 1 . 3 5 -----------------------and under $ 1. 5 0 -----------------------and under $ 1. 7 5 -----------------------and under $ 2. 0 0 -----------------------and under $ 2 . 5 0 -----------------------and under $ 3 . 0 0 -----------------------and o v e r -------------------------------------T otal---------------------------------------------Num ber of em ployees (in thousands)
A v era g e hourly ea rn in g s---------------------

3 6 .4

1 8 .3

5 .2

6 . 3

2 2 .6

3 4 . 1

3 7 .7

1 0 .5

9 .2

1 3 .6

8 . 0

4 .2

1 2 .6

2 9 .3

1 5 .9

4 .0

5 .9

4 . 3

7 . 8

1 .5

2 .0

3 7 .7

3 5 .2

4 8 .0

5 3 .1

3 3 .5

3 0 .9

1 5 .8

6 . 7

1 5 .6

4 .8

9 .5

2 0 .2

2 3 .4

2 1 .2

7 .0

1 1 .7

4 . 1

4 . 6

1 0 .5

17 . 1

4 . 1

2 .0

8 .8

5 .7

1 7 .6

8 .4

3. 5

3 .2

1 .4

.7

• 8

6 . 8

1 .6

3 .3

8 . 6

1 .5

1 .1

.5

.3

2 . 9

.7

1. 1

3 .7

1 .2

.1

.9

2 .5

♦

l .

2 . 6

. 4

-

.1
*

1 .3

*

.5

.4

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

9 1 .4

1 0 .0

2 1 .0

$ 1 .2 7

$ 1 .0 7

. 1

00

Under
$ 1. 00
$ 1 .1 5
$ 1 .2 5
$ 1 .3 5
$ 1 .5 0
$ 1 .7 5
$ 2. 00
$ 2. 50
$ 3 .0 0

3

1 7 .2

2 5 .1

6 . 4

5 .6

$ 1 .2 6

$ 1 .4 4

$ 1 .1 9

$ 1 . 10

6 . 1

$ 1 .2 0




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Table 41.

P ercent distribution of nonsupervisory em ployees working specified weekly hours by average
straight-tim e hourly earnings, United States and regions, June 1966— Continued
Em ployees with weekly hours of work of—

A verage hourly earnings

. A ll
em ployees

Under
15

15
and
under
35

-------- JS
and
under
40

Over
40
and under
44

40

44
and
under
48

North Central
Under
$ 1. 0 0
$ 1 .1 5
$ 1. 25
$ 1 .3 5
$ 1 .5 0
$ 1 .7 5
$ 2.00
$ 2 .5 0
$ 3. 00

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

0 0 -----------------------------------------under $ 1. 15----------------------under $ 1 .2 5 ----------------------under $ 1 .3 5 ----------------------under $ 1. 50----------------------under $ 1 .7 5 ----------------------under $ 2. 00----------------------under $ 2 . 5 0 ----------------------under $ 3. 00----------------------o v e r -------------------------------------

T otal--------------------------------------------Num ber of em ployees (in thousands)
A verage hourly earnings---------------------

5 ,2

7 .2

6 . 3

2 .0

. 3

1 1 .0

2 1 .6

1 5 .1

6 . 5

3 . 7

4 .2

2 . 9

5 .7

4 .2

3 . 0

4 .9

2 . 5

3 . 4

4 1 .2

5 3 .7

5 0 .1

4 5 .0

2 5 .8

2 4 .2

2 5 .4

7 . 6

1 9 .2

1 0 .9

1 2 .1

1 1 .9

2 .3

1 7 .2

1 3 .1

1 1 . 1

1 1 .2

1 8 .3
9 .8

2 8 .4

2 5 .3

1 7 .5

1 7 .7

1 2 .7

8 . 1

9 . 9

2 2 .8

2 1 .8

1 5 .2

2 0 .8

2 . 0

2 .3

8 .3

2 .7

5 .2

. 7

. 5

.9

5 . 7

. 4

4 . 1

. 1

• 1

.4

3 . 7

. 1

1 .0

.7

. 4

.1

.3

1 .4

• 1

4 . 5

3 . 6

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

3 .4

. 3

2 . 1
1. 1

7 8 .1

9 .7

2 4 .7

4 1 *3 7

$ 1 .2 2

$ 1 .2 6

$ 1 .3 4

1 .3

2 0 . 1

1 0 0 .0

7 . 3
1 1 .2
5 .5

1 5 .3

3 .3

2 . 2

2 . 8

$ 1 .5 4

$ 1 .2 6

$ 1 .4 1

$ 1 .5 5

W est
Under
$ 1. 00
$ 1 .1 5
$ 1. 25
$ 1 .3 5
$ 1 .5 0
$ 1 .7 5
$ 2. 00
$ 2. 50
$ 3. 00

$ 1.
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and

0 0 -----------------------------------------und e r $ 1 . 1 5 ----------------------under $ 1. 25----------------------under $ 1 .3 5 ----------------------under $ 1 .5 0 ---------- -----------und e r $ 1 . 7 5 ----------------------under $ 2. 00 ----------------------under $ 2 .5 0 ----------------------under $ 3 . 0 0 ----------------------o v e r -------------------------------------

T otal--------------------------------------------Num ber of em ployees (in thousands)
A verage hourly earnings---------------------

2 .6

1 .3

1 .2

.8

. 5

2 .7

.7

1 .8

1 .4

3 . 7

3 .7

1 .6

1 .8

1 .9

1 .9

1 .3

2 7 .2

5 5 .3

3 8 .4

1 4 .8

1 7 .1

O «=

.2

2 3 .4

£

o

2 4 .7

- § !

1 5 .7

2 6 .8

2 3 .7

2 9 .9

3 6 .6

2 0 .9

2 3 .9

9 .1

2 0 .6

3 0 .4

2 8 .2

7 . 9

2.*?

3 . 9

8 .9

1 2 .3

4 . 9

1 .3

1 .4

3 .0

8 . 8

2 .1

2 .1

• 6

1 .2

3 . 6

.2

1 .5

1 .0

. 3

.6

3 . 4

,-p c

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

7 .7

-2

1 8 .7

o.

Ht
c
“

o
5

2 . 3
3 .2
1 0 0 .0

3 9 .6

5 .1

1 1 .5

7 .3

1 2 .6

1 .4

$ 1 .5 5

$ 1 .3 7

$ 1 .4 2

$ 1 .5 1

$ 1 .6 4

$ 1 .7 4

■si

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Limited mice variety stores
T a b le 4 2 .

A v e r a g e s t r a ig h t -t im e h ou rly and w e e k ly e a r n in g s oi n o n a u p e r v is o r y e m p lo y e e s by w e e k ly h o u r s of w o r k ,
United S ta te s and r e g i o n s , June 1 96 6
(E m p loy ees
U nited States

W eek ly h ou rs

of w ork

O

N um ber
of
em p loy ees

A verage
h o u r ly
earn in gs

in t h o u s a n d s )

N ortheast
|
A verage | Num ber
jA v e ra g e
w eekly !
of
| h ou rly
ea rn in g s je m p lo y e e s | earn in gs

A verage
h o u r ly

em p loyees

ea rn in g s

O v e r 4 0 a n d u n d e r 4 8 ------ -— — ---------------4 8 a n d o v e r ---------------------------------------------------------T otal — — — --— —




— ----------------------

36. 7
83. 0

$ 1. 2 4

66. 8
68. 7

1. 4 7

22. 2
11 . 9

1. 3 0
1. 4 4

289. 3

1. 4 3

1. 3 0

1 . 54

$11 . 85
3 2. 88
5 4. 89
6 1 . 73
55. 92

12. 0

$ 1 . 33

25. 8

1. 4 0
1. 7 5

22. 2
15. 7

$ 12. 9 8
35. 28

21. 0

6 4 . 41
6 5 . 32
73. 46

17. 2
25. 1
12. 0

10 . 0

0

1 5 a n d u n d e r 3 5 ----- ------- -— -------- — -------- ------3 5 a n d u n d e r 4 0 ----------— ------------- ---------------—
4 0 -------------------- ----------------------------- ----------------------------

**

1 5 ------------------------------------ — ----------------- -------

A verage
w eekly
earn in gs

N um ber
of
e m p loyees

C entral

A verage
h ou rly
ea rn in gs

W est

A verage
w eekly
earn in gs

Num ber
of
em p loyees

A verage
h o u r ly
e arn in g s

A verage
w eekly
ea rn in g s

1

Num ber
of

l

"n der

N orth

South
A verage
w eekly
j earn in gs

i.
1,
1,
1.

18
26
44
14

$ 1 0 . 02
2 9 . 71
4 7 . 61
5 7 . 67

9.
24.
20.
15.
5.

7
7
1
3
5

$ 1 . 22
1.
1.
1.
1.

31. 68
49. 89
6 1 . 41
57 . 03

7 1 . 73

3. 0
1. 6

1. 6 3
1. 71
1. 9 0

9 4 . 50

6. 1

1. 2 0

5 9 . 91

2. 8

1. 5 5

4 5 . 51

80. 2

1. 61

4 8 . 49

91. 4

1. 2 7

4 3 . 22

78. 1

1. 3 7

4 9 . 53

$ 12. 07

26
34
54
32

5. 1
11 . 5

$ 1 . 37
1. 4 2

7. 3
12. 6

1. 51

$ 1 2 . 35
35. 82
56. 94

1. 6 4
1. 5 5

7 7 . 33

1. 7
1. 4

1. 7 4

6 5. 79
66. 66
85. 82

4 3 . 18

39. 6

1. 5 5

4 9. 33

Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey
Scope of Survey
This bulletin relates to those retail establishments which were classified, according
to the 1957 edition of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, as part of the general
merchandise major industry group (SIC 53).
Stores within this group were further identified
as department stores (SIC 531) and limited price variety stores (SIC 533).
The major group
includes retail stores which sell merchandise, such as dry goods, apparel and accessories,
furniture and home furnishings, small wares, hardware, and food.
In addition to depart­
ment, variety, and general merchandise stores, this group includes nonstore operations,
such as m ail-order houses, vending machine operations, and direct selling organizations.
Department stores carry a general line of apparel, home furnishings, major house­
hold appliances, and other lines of merchandise which are normally arranged in separate
sections or departments and integrated under a single management.
Employment in these
stores exceeds 25 persons.
Limited price variety stores handle a variety of low- and popular-price merchandise
and are frequently known as "5 and 10 cent" stores and "5 cents to a dollar" stores, a l­
though merchandise is usually sold outside these price ranges.
Geographically, the 50 States and the District of Columbia are covered.
The data
reflect earnings and hours of work of nonsupervisory employees for a payroll period including
June 13, 1966.
Sample Design
The sample was designed to yield national and regional estimates for the major
industry group and for the lines of business for which separate data are shown.
A strat­
ified sample design was used with variable sampling ratios, depending on the kind of business
and employment size.
For example, the sample size for lines of business shown separately
was proportionately larger than for those not published, and the probability of selection in­
creased with the employment size of the unit.
The following tabulation shows the number of units included in the sample of the
general merchandise group and in the department and limited price variety stores for which
separate data are published.

Kind of business

Number
of units

General merchandise group----------- -----------

2, 289

Department stores--------------------------------Limited price variety stores---------------

809
996

Establishment samples were obtained from three different sources: (1) State unem­
ployment insurance listings furnished employer reporting units with four employees or more.
(2) The large chainstore enterprises provided current lists of retail stores and auxiliary
units from which a sample of such units was selected.
It was necessary to obtain these
lists from the large chainstore enterprises because State unemployment insurance listings
frequently provide data on a statewide or county basis for such companies rather than on
an individual establishment basis.
(3) The Bureau of the Census sample used in conjunction




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with its Monthly Survey of Retail Sales covered single-u nit retail stores with fewer than
four em ployees. The Census coverage of sm a ll units was n ecessa ry to supplement the
B ureau's universe list for retail trade, since State unemploym ent insurance laws in many
States do not cover em ployers with few er than four em ployees.
Method of Collection
The m ajority of the establishm ents included in the
tion by m a il.
The largest units were visited in person by
Labor S ta tistics, as were the sm a llest units by the Bureau
as agents for the BLS.
P erson al v isits were also made
to the m a il questionnaire.

sample were solicited for in form a ­
field econom ists of the Bureau of
of the Census enum erators acting
to a sample of the nonrespondents

Estim ating Procedure
Data collected for each sampling unit were weighted in accordance with the p roba­
bility of selecting that unit.
For exam ple, where 1 unit out of 10 was selected from an
in d u stry -size group, data for that unit were considered as representative of the 10 units
in the group.
Thus, each segment of the retail trade industry was given its appropriate
weight in the total, reg ard less of the disproportionate coverage of large and sm a ll sto r e s.
No assum ption has been made that the wage structures of the units not responding
to the m a il questionnaire were sim ila r to those of the units responding.
To m in im ize the
bias resulting from nonresponse, data obtained by personal v isits from a sample of non­
respondents were weighted to represent all other nonrespondents in sim ila r in d u stry -size
groups.
To compensate for schedules with unusable data, their weights were assign ed to
usable schedules of the same in d u stry -size group and from the sam e or related area.
A ll estim ated totals derived from the weighting p ro cess were further adjusted to the
em ployment lev els for June 1966 as reported in the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly e m ­
ployment se r ie s.
The published estim ates in this report a re , thus, consistent with the p r o ­
duction worker em ployment shown in the monthly s e r ie s .
Em ploym ent estim ates for individ­
ual industry groups, which the Bureau does not publish m onthly, were prepared esp ecia lly
for purposes of this survey.
Current regional e stim a te s, which could not be prepared fro m
the monthly s e r ie s , were based on regional distributions from the m ost recent Census of
B u sin e ss, prepared by the Bureau of the C ensus.
The adjustment of the survey totals to the predesignated totals for June 1966 was
confined, for the m ost part, to that segment of the survey for which the sample units were
obtained from State unemployment insurance listin g s.
The lists generally were prepared
prior to the tim e of the survey and consequently do not account for units opened or closed
after the date of the lis ts .
In the Census and the large chainstore enterprise sa m p les, the
best unbiased estim ates of totals were presum ed to be the weighted-up sam ple to ta ls, since
there was no apparent problem of unrepresented business births in these groups.
C riteria for Publication of E stim ates
The resu lts of this survey differ from those that would have been obtained by a c o m ­
plete canvass of all retail operations, since the survey was conducted on a sample b a sis.
These differen ces m ay be substantial in those instances where the sample was sm a ll.
It
has not been p o ssib le, th erefo re, to present data for all c a se s.
No earnings distributions
are shown for groupings of fewer than 50 sto res, except for department stores where the
sam ple included m ost of the large stores in the universe.
Definitions of T e rm s
Nonsuperv iso ry em ployees include all fu ll-tim e , p a r t-tim e , season al, and casual
em ployees below the supervisory le v el, such as sa le sp e rso n s, shipping, receivin g, and
stock cle rk s, la b o re rs, w arehousem en, ca reta k ers, office c le r k s, d r iv e r -s a le s m e n , d e liv e ry m en, installation and repairm en, elevator op erators, p o rte rs, ja n ito rs, food service e m ­
p loyees, and working su p erviso rs.




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E nterprise is defined as a company which operates, d ire cts, or controls a group
of establishm ents engaged in the sam e general bu sin ess.
In the case of single unit co m ­
panies, the single unit was considered the en terprise.
E stablishm ent is generally defined as a single physical location where business is
conducted.
In the case of two separate business entities transacting business at a single
physical location (for exam ple, a leased shoe department in a department store), each was
treated as a separate establishm ent.
On the other hand, a drug store which also operated
a food counter was treated as a single establishm ent.
Annual volume of sales excludes excise taxes at the retail lev el.
Earnings data relate to straigh t-tim e earnings and exclude prem ium pay for o v e r ­
tim e and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
C om m ission and bonus ea rn ­
ings and special sales bonuses, such as "P . M . ’ s " and " s t i m s " paid quarterly or oftener,
are included.
Individual average hourly earnings for em ployees not paid by the hour (e. g. , salary,
co m m issio n s) were obtained by dividing individual earnings reported by the number of hours
worked during the corresponding period.
Individual weekly earnings when not reported were obtained by multiplying the in­
dividual average hourly earnings by the number of hours worked during a single week in
June 1966.
Group average hourly earnings published in this report were obtained by dividing
total individual weekly earnings by total individual weekly hours worked.
Group average weekly earnings were obtained by dividing the sum of the individual
weekly earnings by the number of em ployees represented in the group total.

tions,

Weekly
holidays,

hours of work are
sick leave, etc.

for a 1-w eek period and include hours paid for v a c a ­

Group average weekly hours were obtained by dividing total weekly hours worked
by total number of nonsupervisory em ployees.
Regions used in this study include the following:
Northeast— Connecticut, M aine,
M a ssa ch u setts, New H am pshire, New J ersey , New Y ork, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and
Verm ont; South— A labam a, A rk a n sa s, D elaw are, D istrict of Colum bia, F lorida, G eorgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, M aryland, M ississip p i, North C arolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
T en n essee, T e x a s, V irgin ia, and W est V irgin ia; North C entral— Illin o is, Indiana, Iowa,
K ansas, M ichigan, M innesota, M isso u r i, N ebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and
W isconsin; and W est— A la sk a , A rizo n a , C alifornia, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
New M exico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and W yom ing.
M etropolitan a r eas as used in this report refer
to those cities and county areas
defined by the Bureau of the Budget as "Standard M etropolitan Statistical A r e a s . "
M e tr o ­
politan areas include those counties containing at least one central city of 5 0 ,0 0 0 population
and those counties around such cities which are m etropolitan in character and econom ically
and socially integrated with the county containing the central city.
For a m ore detailed
description, see Standard Metropolitan Statistica l A r e a s , 1964, prepared by the Bureau
of the Budget.




Appendix B.

Questionnaire

BLS 2786

Budget Bureau No. 44—
6615.
Approval expires 12 -3 1 -6 6 .

(Rev. ’ 66)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
B U R E A U OF LABOR S TA T IS T IC S
W A S H IN G T O N ,

Your report will be
Held in confidence

D.

C.

20212

R E T A IL T R A D E

PLS USE ONLY

Individual Hours and Earnings
1.

COMPANY IDENTIFICATION:

Ent.
State /Area sales

SIC

Wgt.

The data, except for Item 2 which relates to the
entire company, should cover all establishments
(retail stores, warehouses, central o ffices , e tc .)
in the county or area designated to the left.

i r-

(Check appropriate box.)
1
____________ 1
ANNUAL GROSS SALES FOR THE COMPANY
OR ENTERPRISE:

Under
$250,000

r.
$250,000 to
$500,000

ii

$500,000 to
$1,000,000

i
$1,000,000
or more

Check the block which indicates the annual gross volume of sales (exclusive of excise taxes at che retail level) fron. all
related activities of the enterprise. Include receipts from stores covered by this report as re ll as all other related
activities.
Use the last calendar or fiscal gear.

3. ESTARUSHMENT INFORMATION:
Please enter the information requested in the columns below for each separate establishment (retail store, warehouse, or
central office) covered by this report. Each retail store in a separate location is considered a separate establishment for
the purpose of this survey. However, if the records for main store and suburban branch are kept on a combined basis, they
may be considered as one establishment.
(a)

Location: Identify each establishment by its street address and city.

(b) Type o f Retail Activity: Enter for each establishment the major retail activity such as department store, drug store,
gas station, etc.
(c) Employment: Include all full-time, part-time, seasonal, and casual employees who received pay for any part of the
payroll period including June 13, 1966.
Exclude employees, such as those in leased departments and demonstrators,
who received all or a substantial part of their pay from another employer.

Total __ Enter total number of employees including officers and other principal executives, such as buyers, department
heads, and managers whose work is above the working supervisory level.
Nonsupervisory — Enter total number of employees below the supervisory level, such as salespersons, shipping and
receiving clerks, laborers, warehousemen, caretakers, office clerks, driver-salesmen, installation and repairmen,
elevator operators, porters, janitors, watclimen, and other employees whose services are closely associated with those
listed above. Do not include officers and other principal executives, such as buyers, department heads, and managers
whose work is above the working supervisory level.
(d) Annual Gross Sales for the Establishment: Check the column which indicates the annual gross volume of sales (exclusive of excise taxes at the retail level)._________________________________ _____________________________________ _______________

----------------------f a -------------------- “

(a)
Location
(street address
and city)

Type of
retail
activity

Total

4.




(d)
Gross establishment
sales
(check appropriate column)
Were last year’ s sa le s—
$150,000 $250,000
Less
Non­
to
than
or
supervisory
$150,000 $250,000
more

Employment
for payroll period
including
June 13, 1966

PAYROLL PEIHOD:
Employment and earnings data reported should correspond to your payroll period (for example, weekly, biweekly, or
monthly) including June 13, 1966. Indicate the dates for die payroll period used. If the length of the payroll period
varies among employees, enter the dates affecting the greatest number.
From ______________________________ _ 19____ t o -------------------------------------------------- , 19----------

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5. EARNINGS AND HOURS OF WORK OF NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES:
T h is study is designed to provide information on hourly earnings and w eekly hours of work for both male and
fem ale nonsupervisory em ployees and working sup ervisors
for a payroll period including June
13, 1966.
The number of em ployees in each establishm en t for which earnings and hours data are reported should corre­
spond with the number of nonsupervisory em ployees shown in item 3(c) on page 1.

The information requested

should be reported sep arately for each establishm en t and the establishm en t iden tified. Earnings data for food
counter, cafeteria, or restaurant workers in Department, Drug, or Variety Stores should be entered only on the
blue supplem ent provided.

Data for all other em ployees should be reported in Item 5 of this form.

Report earnings and hours sep arately for each em ployee un less these data are iden tical for two or more em­
p lo y e e s.

Do not report aggregate earnings and hours for several e m p lo y e e s . For con venien ce of reporting for

em ploy ees paid on other than an hourly b a s is , colum ns 5 through 8 are provided.
published sep arately by various methods of pay.

Data w ill not, however, be

Instructions and exam ples for reporting the n e cessa ry data in

each column are liste d below .

INSTRUCTIONS
(P lea se read carefully to avoid correspondence)

Column (1)— Indicate whether the employee is male (M) or female (F).
Complete co l­
umns 1, 2, and Column (2)— Use a separate line for each employee and enter " 1,” unless two or more employees of the same
sex work the same number of hours during the selected week, and receive identical hourly or salary rates
3 for all nonsu­
pervisory em­
(see example 1). Data are to be reported individually for each employee whose earnings are based entirely
p loyees cov­
or in part on commissions or bonuses (see examples 3, 4, and 5).
ered by this
Column (3)— Enter the number of hours worked during the week of June 6 to June 13, 1966. Include hours
report (s e e
paid for sick leave, holidays, vacations, etc. These hours should relate to a 1-week period regardless
examples 1—
5).
of the length of the payroll period.
Use column 4 to
report earnings Column (4)— Enter the base (straight-time) hourly rate. Premium pay for overtime work should not be reported.
o f em ployees
This column may also be used to report earnings of employees paid on other than an hourly basis if average
paid on an
straight-time hourly earnings are available. For employees paid a commission or bonus in addition to an
hourly basis
hourly rate, also complete columns 7 and 8 (see example 4).
(s e e example 1).
Use columns 5
and 6 to report
earnings o f em­ Column (5)— Enter for each employee the straight-time earnings for the salary period (weekly, biweekly,
p loyees paid on
monthly, or semimonthly) including June 13, 1966.
Include straight-time pay for overtime, but exclude
a weekly, bi­
overtime premium. Do not include "d ra w s ” against commission as salary.
w eekly, monthly,
or semimonthly Column (6)— Enter the number of hours worked during the salary period (weekly, biweekly, monthly, or semi­
basis (s e e ex­
monthly). Include hours paid for sick leave, holiday s, vacations, etc. For employees paid a commission or
ample 2).
bonus, also complete columns 7 and 8 (see example 5).

( 7 ) — Enter for each employee the total commission and/or bonus earnings, including "P M ’ s ,” "Stim s,”
or any special bonuses based on sales paid quarterly or oftener by the store. These earnings are to be
reported for the commission or bonus period including June 1 3 , 1 9 6 6 .
I f the commissions earned dur­
ing that pay period are not representative of normal commission earnings, a longer period may be used. If
store employees receive both commission and bonus payments for an identical period of time, report the

Column

V'se columns 7
and 8 to report
earnings o f non­
supervisory em­
c o m b i n e d f i g u r e ( s e e e x a m p l e 4).
I f b o n u s p a y m e n t s c o v e r a p e r i o d l o n g e r th a n t h e c o m m i s s i o n p e r i o d , add
p loyees based
only the prorated amount of the bonus to the commission earnings t h a t correspond t o the commission period
entirely or in
(see example 5 ) .
part on com­
m issions and
bonuses (s e e
Column (8)— Enter the number of hours worked during the commission or bonus period. (The hours should
example 3).
refer to the total hours worked during the period (weekly, biweekly, monthly, or semimonthly) and not n e c ­
essarily only to those hours during which commissions or bonuses were earned.) For employees paid an
hourly rate or salary in addition to commissions or bonuses, it is also necessary to complete column 4, or
columns 5 and 6 (see examples 4 and 5).
EXAMPLES
(See illustrations on next page)
1.

Two women each worked 36\ hours during the se le cte d week, and each was paid a straight-time hourly rate o f $1.05•

2. One man worked 40 hours during the se le cte d w eek, and received a salary o f $125, exclu sive o f premium pay for overtime,
for 88 hours worked during the salary period (% month).
3.

One man worked 32l hours during the s e le c te d week and was paid on a straight commission basis, receiving $215.70
A
for 168 hours.

4. One woman worked 40 hours during the se le cte d week and was paid an hourly rate o f $1.25; she also received $35 in com­
missions and $7.50 in “PM’ s * for 173.6 hours worked during the commission period (1 month).
5. One man worked 37% hours during the s e le c te d week, and was paid a w eekly salary o f $75; he also earned commissions o f
$102 during a /• ;
period (162 hours) and $150 in bonuses during a 3-month period. Only V o f the bonus, or $50 is
3
reported so t h a t i U e b o n u s period corresponds to the commission period.




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BLS USE ONLY
5. EARNINGS AND HOURS OF WORK OF
NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES — Continued

Complete these columns for
each non supervisory employee.

(1)
Sex

(M or
F)

(2)
Number
of
employees

(3)
Hours worked
during the
week of
June 13,
1966

Sch.

Use this
column for nonsupervisory em­
ployees paid on
an hourly basis.
(4)
Straight-time
hourly rate

Eat. C ity
sa le a s ize

Emp.

Class
emp.

Use these columns for nonsupervisory em ployees paid
other than on an hourly basis.

(5)
Straight-time
salary for
salary period
including
June 13, 1966

(6)

(7)

(8)

Hours worked
during
salary period

Total
commissions
and/or
bonus pay

Hours worked
during
commission
period

Illustrations of examples on page 2.
1 .

F

2

3

M

1

IN I

1

i,F

4 0 .0

$

3 Z 5

1

$ 1 .0 5
4 0 .0

.$
1 2 5 .

OQ

..

2 3 .0
2 1 5 .7 0

1 25

4 2

5 0

1 6 8 .0
1 7 3 .6

7 5 . 0 0 _________ ____ 2 2 5 _______ ______ L S L C E _____
\G 20
i M _ _______ 3_________ _____2 1 5 _____
DATA FOR EACH ESTABLISHMENT SHOULD BE REPORTED SEPARATELY AND THE ESTABLISHMENT IDENTIFIED.

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5
6
7
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Do you want a copy of the Bureau’s report on this survey?-------- Yes

Name and title of person furnishing data




Q ]

No

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(Please type or print)

☆ U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1968 0 - 3 1 1 - 0 9 5

Employee Earnings and Hours in Retail Trade, June 1966

Separate bulletins are being issued for the following
Bulletin
number

Building materials, hardware, and
farm equipment dealers

Food stores
Grocery stores

Automotive dealers and gasoline
service stations
Motor vehicle dealers
Gasoline service stations

Apparel and accessory stores
Men's and boys' clothing
and furnishings stores
Women's ready-to-wear stores
Shoe stores

Furniture, home furnishings, and
household appliance stores
Furniture, home furnishings,
and equipment stores
Household appliance stores

Miscellaneous retail stores
Drug and proprietary stores

1584-1

1584-3

1584-4

1584-5

1584-6

1584-7

Order from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. , 20402,
or from any of the Bureau's six regional sales offices as shown on the inside
front cover.
A comprehensive analytical bulletin on earnings and hours in retail trade
will be issued.