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Industry Wage Survey
Depart ment Stores,
September 1973
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
1975
Bulletin 1869




Industry Wage Survey:
Department Stores,
September 1973
U.S. Department of Labor
John T. Dunlop, Secretary
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Julius Shiskin, Commissioner
1975
Bulletin 1869

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Preface
This bulletin summarizes the results of a Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of wages and related benefits of
department store employees in 20 major metropolitan areas studied in September 1973.
A summary tabulation, providing occupational earnings data for all areas studied, was issued in November 1974.
Also issued earlier were separate releases for:
Miami, Fla.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y.
New Orleans, La.
New York, N.Y.
Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.
St. Louis, Mo.-Ill.
San Francisco-Oakland, Calif.
Seattle-Everett, Wash.
Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.

Atlanta, Ga.
Baltimore, Md.
Boston, Mass.
Buffalo, N.Y.
Chicago, 111.
Cleveland, Ohio
Dallas, Tex.
Denver, Colo.
Kansas City, Mo.-Kans.
Memphis, Tenn.-Ark.

Copies of these releases are available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C. 20212, or any of its
regional offices.
The study was conducted in the Bureau’s Office of Wages and Industrial Relations. Martin E. Personick of the
Division of Occupational Wage Structures prepared the analysis in this report. Field work for the survey was directed
by the Bureau’s Associate Assistant Regional Directors for Operations.
Other reports available from the Bureau’s program of industry wage studies, as well as the addresses of the Bureau’s
regional offices, are listed at the end of this bulletin.




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Contents
Page
S u m m a ry ...............................................................................................................................................................................
Industry c h a ra c te ristic s.....................................................................................................................................................
E m p lo y m en t.............................................................................................................................................................
Occupational s t a f f i n g ........................................................................ . ................................................................
Method of wage payment
................................ : ................................................................................................
Occupational earnings
.....................................................................................................................................................
Establishment practices and supplementarywage pro v isio n s..........................................................................................
Minimum entrance and job rates
........................................................................................................................
Full-time work schedules
....................................................................................................................................
Paid holidays
.........................................................................................................................................................
Paid vacations .........................................................................................................................................................
Health, insurance, and retirement plans
.............................................................................................................
Discount privileges ................................................................................................................................................
Other selected benefits
.........................................................................................................................................
Text tables:
1. Population and department store nonsupervisory employment in
20 metropolitan areas, September 1973 ....................................
2. Percent difference between highest and lowest paying
metropolitan areas, department stores, September 1973
3. Distribution of areas by average hourly earnings for fulland part-time nonsupervisory workers in department stores,
September 1973 ........................................................................
4. Pay relatives for full-time workers in two department
store occupations, September 1973 ............................
5. Differences in minimum entrance and job rates in three
department store occupations, September 1973. . .

1
1
1
2
3
3
6
6
7
7
7
7
8
8

2
4

4
6
7

Reference tables:
Occupational hourly averages:
1. Full-time and part-time workers ....................................................................................................
9
2. Full-time workers ............................................................................................................................. 10
3. Part-time workers(except f r a c tio n a l) .............................................................................................. 11
4. Fractional w o r k e r s ............................................................................................................................. 12
Occupational weekly averages:
5. Full-time workers
. 13
Occupational hourly earnings:
6. Atlanta, Ga................................................................................................................................................. 15
7. Baltimore, M d ......................................................................................................................................... 17
8. Boston, Mass. .......................................................................................................................................... 19
9. Buffalo, N.Y.................................................................................
21
10. Chicago, 111................................................................................................................................................. 23
11. Cleveland, O h i o ..................................................................................................................................... 25




Contents— Continued
Page
12. Dallas, Tex................................................................................................................................................. 27
13. Denver, Colo.............................................................................................................................................. 29
14. Kansas City, Mo.-Kans.............................................................................................................................. 31
15. Memphis, Tenn.-Ark....................................
.3 3
16. Miami, Fla.................................................................................................................................................. 34
17. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn...................................................................................................................... 36
18. Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y................................................................................................................................. 38
19. New Orleans, La........................................................................................................................................40
20. New York, N.Y......................................................................................................................................... 41
21. Philadelphia, Pa.-N. J ..................................................................................................................................44
22. St. Louis, Mo.-Ill....................................................................................................................................... 46
23. San Francisco-Oakland, Calif....................................................................................................................48
24. Seattle-Everett, Wash................................................................................................................................50
25. Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va......................................................................................................................... 52
Weekly earnings distribution:
26. Adjustment c l e r k s ................................................................................................................................ 54
27. Display assistants
................................................................................................................................ 55
28. Furniture and bedding clerks
............................................................................................................ 56
29. Houseware clerks
................................................................................................................................ 57
30. Men’s clothing c l e r k s ............................................................................................................................ 58
31. R ece iv ers................................................................................................................................................ 59
32. Shoe c l e r k s ............................................................................................................................................ 60
Establishment practices and supplementary wage provisions:
33. Minimum entrance and job r a t e s ........................................................................................................61
34. Method of wage p a y m e n t ....................................................................................................................64
35. „ Scheduled weekly hours
....................................................................................................................64
36. Paid h o l i d a y s .....................................................................................................................................65
37. Identification of major paid h o l i d a y s ............................................................................................ 66
38. Paid v a c a tio n s .....................................................................................................................................67
39.

H ea lth , in su ra n ce, and r etire m en t p l a n s ................................................................................................................ 68

40.
41.

Discount p riv ileg es.............................................................................................................................69
Other selected b e n e f i t s .................................................................................................................... 70

Appendixes:
A. Scope and method of s u r v e y .........................................................................................................................71
B. Occupational d e sc rip tio n s.............................................................................................................................75




Department Stores, September 1973
Summary

Average straight-time hourly earnings of employees in
department stores varied widely among the 20 metropol­
itan areas surveyed in September 1973.1 Workers in the
selling occupations studied were usually highest paid in
the greater New York area, while employees in nonsell­
ing jobs recorded the highest averages in the SeattleEverett and San Francisco-Oakland areas. Although no
clear pattern emerged, workers in Memphis, Miami, and
New Orleans commonly averaged lower occupational
earnings than their counterparts in the other areas
surveyed.
Sales personnel in “big-ticket” departments were the
highest paid workers studied, with furniture and bedding
staffs in the New York area averaging the most at $8.93
an hour. Notions and housewares clerks were typically
the lowest paid among the selling groups; for notions
clerks, averages ranged from $1.92 in New Orleans to
$3.08 in New York, and for housewares clerks, from
$2.04 in Buffalo and Memphis to $3.25 in SeattleEverett. Among nonselling store and office jobs, the
relatively skilled furniture finisher recorded the highest
average—
$5.45 in Cleveland—
and the wrap desk clerk the
lowest— 1.92 in Miami.
$
Selling occupations, particularly in “big ticket” de­
partments, tended to vary the most in earnings, both
within and among areas. On the other hand, earnings of
nonselling store and office jobs tended, primarily be­
cause of the absence of commission rated employees, to
vary the least.
Part-time workers made up an estimated 45 percent
of the nonsupervisory employees surveyed; areas in the
*See appendix A for scope and method o f survey and
definition o f terms used in this report and appendix B for job
descriptions. Earnings data exclude premium pay for overtime
and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts, as well as
prize (push) m oney that is not a regularly recurring part of
employee compensation paid by the store and all such payments
by individual vendors, e.g., bedding and appliance manufac­
turers. For all workers studied, salary data relate to a midSeptember 1973 payroll reference period; for workers partly or
wholly paid on a commission basis, commission earnings were
averaged, where feasible, over a 12-month period, ending as near
as possible to August 1973.




South had the lowest percentage (37) and those in the
North Central and Northeast the highest (48 each).
Paid holidays and paid vacations were provided to
nearly all full-time workers surveyed and a majority of
the employees were covered by various types of health,
insurance, and retirement plans paid for, at least in part,
by the employer. Workers typically received 6 to 8 paid
holidays, annually, and from 1 to 4 weeks of vacation
pay after qualifying periods of time. Discount privileges
were extended to a majority of the employees in all
areas surveyed.
Industry characteristics

This study is the first BLS survey of occupational
wages in department stores in over 20 years.2 It breaks
some new ground in studies of retail trade by presenting
rarely collected data on full- and part-time sales person­
nel and on commission earnings.
The survey covered retail stores in 20 large metropol­
itan areas primarily engaged in selling general lines of
merchandise in separate sections, or departments, which
are integrated under a single management. For purposes
of the study, an establishment included all retail outlets
of a department store firm or mail order house in each
metropolitan area studied employing at least 100
workers. Of the establishments covered, about 42
percent employed fewer than 500 workers while only 20
percent had at least 2,500 employees; these larger firms,
however, employed about 64 percent of nonsupervisory
workers within the scope of the survey.
Employment. The 292 department store firms covered
by the September 1973 survey employed approximately
472,000 workers (table A-l). Employment in areas
2
During this period BLS has published nonoccupational
earnings data for workers in this industry from three sources:
Several nationwide em ployee earnings and hours studies between
1956 and 1966 at the request o f the Employment Standards
Administration, appraising the effects o f the Fair Labor Stan­
dards Act on this industry; a 1971 report on employee
compensation and payroll hours; and gross hours and earnings
from the Bureau’s monthly employment and earnings series for
the Nation.

ranged from 66,000 in Chicago and 63,000 in New York
to 7,000 in Memphis and 8,000 in New Orleans.3 Most
of the other areas studied had between 15,000 and
30,000 workers.
No clear pattern emerged when department store
employment was compared with area population size.
Text table 1 shows, for example, that the Cleveland and
Minneapolis-St. Paul areas ranked around the upper third
of the employment array for department stores but in
the lower half of the population array. Conversely, the
more heavily populated Boston and San Francisco areas
ranked in about the middle of the department store
employment array. At the top of both rankings (New
York and Chicago) and at the bottom, a more consistent
relationship held between population and department
store employment. Also, employment spreads among
areas were usually broader for part-timers than for
full-time nonsupervisory department store workers.
Occupational staffing. Women and part-time4 employees
constitute a large part of the work force in department
3 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas as defined through
November 1972 by the U.S. Office o f Management and Budget.
4 See appendix A for definition o f part-time workers used in
this study.

Te xt table 1.
1973

stores. For the 20 areas combined, part-time workers
made up 45 percent of all nonsupervisory employees (48
percent for store workers and 29 percent for office
staff); nationally, part-time workers constituted 16
percent of total nonagricultural wage and salary workers,
and 33 percent of all retail trade workers.5 Women filled
nearly 70 percent of department store jobs compared to
38 percent of total nonfarm payroll jobs and 46 percent
of retail trade positions.6
Establishments surveyed in the northeastern and
north central areas averaged a slightly higher percentage
of part-time staff than those in the west (48 percent
each compared with 43 percent), but substantially more
than those in the south (37 percent). Minneapolis-St.
Paul had the highest percentage of part-time employees
(57) while Atlanta and Memphis had the lowest (28
each).
Among selling occupations for which earnings data
5E m p lo y m e n t an d Earnings, October 1973, table A-26,
p. 45. The retail trade percentage was derived from the published
figure for wholesale and retail trade. Part-time workers in this
Bureau’s series include persons working fewer than 35 hours per
week.
6E m p lo y m e n t an d Earnings, February 1974, table B-3.
Published quarterly, this table provides data for October 1973.

Population and department store nonsupervisory employment in 20 metropolitan areas, September

[Population and em ploym ent indexes: Memphis = 1.0]

1970 Decennial census
Metropolitan area

Nonsupervisory workers1
in department stores

Ranking

Area
population
(in thousands)

Index

New Y o r k ....................................
Chicago ......................................
Philadelphia...............................
B o s to n ........................................
San Francisco-Oakland............

9,974
6,978
4,824
3,376
3,109

12.0
8.4
5.8
4.0
3.7

26,275
26,759
16,369
10,012
8,030

5.7
5.8
3.5
2.2
1.7

29,091
23,337
10,300
7,993
7,918

16.2
13.0
5.7
4.4
4.4

Washington.................................
Nassau-Suffolk..........................
St. Louis......................................
D a lla s ...........................................
B a ltim o re ....................................

2,909
2,556
2,410
2,378
2,071

3.5
3.1
2.9
2.9
2.5

12,738
11,360
8,925
7,458
10,689

2.8
2.5
1.9
1.6
2.3

7,968
13,253
10,483
5,616
7,025

C levelan d ....................................
Minneapolis-St. P a u l.................
A tla n ta .........................................
S eattle-Everett..........................
B u ffa lo ........................................

2,064
1,965
1,596
1,425
1,349

2.5
2.4
1.9
1.7
1.6

15,710
11,097
11,072
5,497
7,058

3.4
2.4
2.4
1.2
1.5

Kansas City ...............................
M ia m i...........................................
Denver .........................................
New O rleans...............................
M em phis......................................

1,274
1,268
1,239
1,046
834

1.5
1.5
1.5
1.3
1.0

4,095
6,948
6,364
4,998
4,618

1.1
1.5
1.4
1.1
1.0

Relates to Septem ber 19 73.




Full-time

Index

Part-time

Index

Area
population

Nonsupervisory workers
in department stores
Full-time

Part-time

1
2
3
4
5

2
1
3
10
12

1
2
6
8
10

4.4
7.4
5.8
3.1
3.9

6
7
8
9
10

5
6
11
13
9

9
4
5
12
11

8,584
14,823
4,389
3,140
5,535

4.8
8.2
2.4
1.7
3.1

11
12
13
14
15

4
7
8
17
14

7
3
16
18
14

5,570
4,644
4,116
2,306
1,797

3.1
2.6
2.3
1.3
1.0

16
17
18
19
20

19
15
16
18
20

13
15
17
19
20

were developed, part-time help was least prevalent in
commission-oriented “big-ticket” departments, in which
they rarely made up more than 20 percent of the staff in
any area studied. On the other hand, part-time workers
were most common in the lower paying notions depart­
ments where they made up a majority in 15 of the 17
areas permitting such comparisons. For the nonselling
occupations surveyed, display assistant positions usually
had the smallest proportion of part-time workers (rarely
more than 20 percent), while the wrap desk clerk job
generally recorded the largest—
typically from 50 to 75
percent of the incumbents in 11 of the 14 areas where
such comparisons were possible.
Included in the estimate of part-time workers were
employees scheduled only for evening and/or weekend
shifts. These “fractional” workers constituted from 6
percent of all part-timers in display assistant jobs to
approximately 30 percent in adjustment clerk positions.
(None were employed in the furniture finisher job.) The
largest concentration, employed as stock clerks (828)
and wrap desk clerks (678), made up only 13 and 11
percent, respectively, of all part-time workers in these
two job classifications. In most of the other occupations
studied, “fractional” workers constituted between 10
and 20 percent of all part-time staff.
Of the 5,000 “fractional” workers in the 17 survey
occupations, the New York area contributed slightly
under one-fourth, Nassau-Suffolk and Philadelphia,
about one-tenth each, and every other area studied,
under one-tenth each. Among the 11 jobs with over 100
“fractional” workers, staffing of such workers was
highest in New York for eight occupations7; in Washing­
ton for men’s clothing clerks and cleaners; and in
Philadelphia for adjustment clerks. The ratio of “frac­
tional” to all part-time workers in the New York area
ranged from about one-fourth to two-fifths for seven of
the eight occupations; the corresponding ratio for wrap
desk clerks was one-eighth.
Method o f wage payment. Three-fifths or more of the
full-time nonsupervisory store employees and virtually all
of the full-time office workers in each area were paid on
a time rate basis (table 34). In 17 of the 20 areas, such
workers were most commonly under formal plans
providing ranges of rates for specified occupational
classifications. Typically, the rate-range pay plans pro­
vided for progression based on merit review or a
combination of length-of-service and merit review. Infor­
mal plans, with rates based primarily on an individual’s

qualifications, applied to a majority of the time-rated
workers in Boston, Buffalo, and Kansas City (store
employees only). Incentive pay plans covered about
30-40 percent of the full-time nonsupervisory store
workers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans,
Philadelphia, and San Francisco-Oakland; approximately
20-25 percent in Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Kansas
City, Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, and Seattle-Everett; and 7-16 percent in the other areas.
Virtually all store workers under incentive plans were
paid partly or wholly on commission. Within the selling
occupations, straight commission rates are used almost
exclusively in the “big-ticket” departments (represented
in the survey by floor coverings, furniture and bedding,
and major laundry/kitchen appliances). In general, “bigticket” items permit the greatest compensation levels
and require the most skills, including a specific knowl­
edge of product lines and quality differences. Workers
employed in store-owned shoe departments in nearly all
areas were also found to be predominantly compensated
by straight commissions, as were men’s clothing clerks in
about half the areas studied.
Occupational earnings

The 17 occupations studied separately represent the
various pay levels and activities of department store
employees. Chosen from three major categories—
store
selling, store nonselling, and office clerical positionsthey constituted about 15 percent of the 472,000
workers within scope of the September 1973 survey.
Occupational wage levels varied widely among depart­
ment store workers reflecting, in part, differing skill
requirements among jobs, the impact of commissions on
earnings, and the relative importance of part-time help.
Top pay levels for sales personnel were usually reported
in the greater New York area (New York and NassauSuffolk) and for workers in nonselling store and office
jobs in San Francisco and Seattle (table 1). Lowest pay
levels were most common in three of the southern areas
studied—
Memphis, Miami, and New Orleans.
Earnings levels differed substantially by occupation
between the highest and lowest paying areas. Text table
2 illustrates that such differences were at least 50
percent for full-time employees in all occupations
presented except office cashiers, and for part-time8
workers in all selling departments shown. High to low
area differentials for part-time employees in nonselling
jobs, however, were under 50 percent (except for

8
Earnings comparisons o f full-time to part-time workers in
7
These included clerks selling housewares, notions, shoes,
and sporting goods; stock clerks; wrap desk clerks; office
this table exclude “fractional” workers employed only on
cashiers; and switchboard operators.
weekends or evenings or both.




Te xt table 2.
Percent difference between highest and
lowest paying metropolitan areas, department stores,
September 1973

and for part-time houseware clerks, whereas the spreads
were about 60 percent over the whole array of areas.
Average hourly earnings were highest for “big-ticket”
occupations studied in every area surveyed. Top pay
Full-time
Part-time
Occupation
workers
workers
levels were reported for furniture and bedding clerks in
11 areas, persons selling major kitchen and laundry
S a le s c le r k s b y d e p a r t m e n t
appliances in seven areas, floor covering sales clerks in
—
Floor coverings......................................
118
Buffalo, and furniture and bedding and major appliance
—
107
Furniture and bedding ........................
Housewares.............................................
58
61
clerks in Boston. Averages for each of these three
Major appliances....................................
52
“big-ticket” occupations were about $5 per hour or
Men's clothing........................................
80
128
more in nine areas and at least $4 per hour in all other
N o tio n s....................................................
51
50
Shoes .......................................................
79
95
areas except Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and New
Sporting g o o d s ......................................
75
58
Orleans. In addition to reflecting specialized skill re­
N o n s e llin g s to re o c c u p a t io n s
quirements, earnings levels of “big-ticket” salespersons
embodied commission-pay systems that usually generate
74
Cleaners ..................................................
63
—
78
Display assistants .................................
higher earnings than straight salaries.
—
Receivers..................................................
99
Although below “big-ticket” pay levels, hourly earn­
Stock clerks ...........................................
59
42
ings for men’s clothing and shoe clerks were also
Wrap desk c le rk s ....................................
75
48
commonly bolstered by commission earnings. Half the
O f f ic e c le ric a l o c c u p a t io n s
areas reported pay levels of about $4 per hour or more
47
39
Office cashiers.........................................
for men’s clothing clerks, with a high of $5.19 in
53
Adjustment cle rk s ..................................
Seattle-Everett; three-fourths reported averages of at
53
45
Switchboard operators ........................
least $3 per hour for shoe clerks, with a high of $4.55 in
N O T E : Dashes indicate th a t earnings ranges were not shown
Nassau-Suffolk.
because fewer than half of the areas studied reported publishable
Except for the five occupations mentioned earlier,
averages fo r the occupational classification.
averages were typically below $3 for the others studied.
cleaners). Average earnings for time-rated jobs tended to
Text table 3 shows that none of the occupational
cluster in the middle range9 of areas studied. For
classifications had pay levels of at least $3 per hour in a
example, the average earnings spreads among areas in the
majority of the areas for which comparisons were
middle range were only about 10 percent for full-time
possible. In contrast, 7 of the 11 jobs shown had average
earnings below $2.50 per hour in a majority of the areas
9
Earnings averages for one-fourth o f the areas were higher
compared.
than and one-fourth were lower than the middle range.
Text table 3.
Distribution of areas by average hourly earnings for full- and part-time nonsupervisory workers in
department stores, September 1973
Number of areas with average hourly earnings o f—
Occupation1

Sales clerks:
Housewares.................................
N o tio n s ........................................
Sporting g o o d s ..........................
Nonselling store:
Cleaners ......................................
Display assistants ......................
Receivers......................................
Stock clerks ...............................
Wrap desk c le rk s ........................
Office clerical:
Adjustment cle rk s.....................
Office cashiers.............................
Switchboard o p e ra to rs ............

Total number
of areas
compared

Under
$2.00

19
18
16

—

20
20
19
18
14

—

18
19
20

1
-

$2.50
and
under
$2.75

$2.75
and
under
$3.00

$3.00
and
over

7
2
2

—
6

2
2
1

1
1
6

3

7
2
—
9
6

3
2
8
4
1

4
7
3
2
—

3
9
8
1
1

7
11
8

4
4
4

—

4
2
3

—

—

—

—
1

$2.25
and
under
$2.50

9
12
1

-

2
5

—

3

-

—

-

3

1 Although studied, data fo r fu rn itu re finishers were
publishable fo r only 6 areas surveyed and were not included in




$2.00
and
under
$2.25

—

the interarea comparisons shown,

2
2

As stated earlier, salespersons on commission, and,
concomitantly, occupations primarily filled by such
workers, usually had higher average earnings than those
on straight salaries. But some overlapping of individual
earnings for commission and time-rated workers was
found within the same occupation and among occupa­
tions with widely disparate pay averages. Although
men’s clothing clerks paid straight commissions in
Chicago averaged $4.44 per hour, one fifth of these
workers earned less than $2.40 hourly; their straighttime counterparts, in contrast, had a much lower
earnings average, $2.45, but a majority of these were
earning more than $2.40.
Besides differences in the rate of. commission, the
wide hourly pay ranges for commission workers, some­
times ranging from $2 to $10 or more an hour, reflect
variations in the volume of merchandise sold, prices of
the items, and a regularly scheduled workweek, which
may or may not include peak sales periods (especially
important for part-time workers). Time-rated occupa­
tions typically had more uniform rates than those
primarily filled by commission-paid workers. For in­
stance, about half the individual housewares clerks in the
combined 19 areas where comparisons were possible had
hourly earnings concentrated between $2 and $2.60
(half of these at the $2 to $2.20 interval) in September
1973.
Based on a limited number of observations, the
relative importance of commission earnings for workers
paid salaries plus commissions varied widely, even within
the same occupation and area. In New York, one area
where this method of pay for selling occupations often
prevailed over straight commissions, men’s clothing
clerks on salary plus commission received from 15 to
over 90 percent of their total earnings from commis­
sions. For one-half of these clerks, commissions were
from 30 to 60 percent of earnings; for slightly under
one-third of the workers, 15 to 30 percent; and for the
rest, over 80 percent. Average hourly earnings for these
clothing clerks, it should be noted, were higher than for
their straight-commission counterparts. For most occu­
pations where comparisons could be made in New York
and other areas studied, the reverse relationship held—
clerks on straight commission earned more than those on
salary plus commission.
With lew exceptions, average hourly earnings for
part-time staff were less than for full-time staff in the
same job. Of the 203 comparisons made between
part-time (except “fractional”) and full-time employees,
113 out of 194 wage spreads favoring full-time em­
ployees were in the 10 to 30 percent range; the
remainder were split about equally above and below this
range.




The widest differentials typically emerged for store
selling occupations, especially “big-ticket” items often
sold wholly or partly on a commission basis. Compared
to pay levels of part-time workers (except “fractional”),
average hourly earnings for full-time clerks selling men’s
clothing, for example, ranged from about 5 percent
lower in Kansas City and Seattle-Everett to 89 percent
higher in Philadelphia. In contrast, the range of wage
advantages for full-time switchboard operators over their
part-time counterparts was more narrow—
from 8 percent
in Washington to 26 percent in Philadelphia.
The pay relationship between “fractional” and other
part-time workers varied by whether such comparisons
were made in the greater New York area or other areas
studied. Of the 40 wage level comparisons made between
the two groups of part-time workers, 24 favored
“ fractional” workers while 15 gave the advantage to
other part-time workers. Sixteen of the 18 comparisons
possible in the New York and Nassau-Suffolk areas
favored “fractional” workers. Elsewhere, only 8 of 22
wage comparisons showed an advantage to “fractional”
workers. Differentials for four-fifths of the 40 compari­
sons were under 20 percent (tables 3 and 4).
Average straight-time weekly earnings and weekly
hours related to those earnings were tabulated for
full-time workers in the occupations studied (table 5).
Due to variations in weekly hours of work (35 to slightly
over 40), area and occupational pay relationships based
on weekly earnings usually were somewhat different
from those based on hourly earnings of full-timers. Text
table 4 shows the average hourly and weekly pay
relationships for full-timers in the high-paying furniture
and bedding jobs and relatively low-paying cleaners
positions in the areas studied. It illustrates, for example,
that furniture and bedding clerks in Washington and
Philadelphia had about the same hourly earnings average
but because of their longer average w o r k w e e k (40
hours compared with 37.5), Washington clerks averaged
6 percent a week more. Similarly, longer workweeks for
cleaners in San Francisco-Oakland(40.5 hours) compared
to those in Nassau-Suffolk (37 hours) increased that west
coast area’s wage advantage from 19 percent on an
hourly basis to 31 percent weekly.
Tables 26 through 32 present distributions of individ­
ual full-time employees by weekly earnings intervals for
seven selected occupations. They show the same general
pattern of broad earnings ranges for weekly as for hourly
earnings within an area. In New York, for example,
nearly one-fourth of furniture and bedding clerks earned
$400 per week or more while slightly under one-tenth
earned between $140 and $200. Even for workers
compensated solely by straight salaries, the highest paid
in most areas commonly had weekly earnings at least

Text table 4.
Pay relatives for full-time workers in 2 department store
occupations, September 1973
[B u ffalo fu rn itu re and bedding clerks=100; Memphis cleaners=100]

Furniture and bedding
clerks

Cleaners

Pay relative based on—

Area
Average
hourly
earnings >

Average
weekly
earnings

Average
hourly
earnings

Average
weekly
earnings

175
100
198
207
145

175
100
194
200
139

131
112
146
143
138

138
111
138
141
136

Atlanta .................................
B altim ore...............................
Dallas......................................
M e m p h is ...............................
Miami ....................................
New Orleans ........................
Washington ..........................

130
150
121
116
144
135
145

129
154
122
116
146
133
148

123
118
122
100
115
100
115

125
119
124
100
119
102
114

North Central:
C h ica g o .................................
Cleveland...............................
Kansas C i t y ..........................
Minneapolis-St. Paul ..........
St. L o u is ...............................

147
150
132
108
112

148
147
135
109
112

144
115
127
146
115

147
116
130
150
113

105
142
165

105
144
169

111
174
163

115
181
165

Northeast:
B o sto n ....................................
Buffalo .................................
Nassau-Suffolk.....................
New York .............................
Philadelphia..........................
South:

West:
D e n v e r....................................
San Francisco-Oakland . . .
Seattle-Everett ......................

double those at the lowest end of the array (tables 26,
27, 29, and 31).

Establishment practices and supplementary wage provi­
sions

Data relating to nonsupervisory full-time workers10
were obtained on: Minimum entrance and job rates for
stationery clerks, notions clerks, and office clerical
workers; work schedules; the incidence of selected
supplementary benefits, including discount privileges,
paid holidays, paid vacations, health, insurance, and
retirement plans.11

10 Supplementary benefit information was not developed for
part-time workers in this study.
11 For a 1971 study o f establishment expenditures for
selected compensation items, see E m p lo y e e C om pen sation an d
P a yro ll H ours, D e p a rtm e n t S tores, Report 426 (Bureau o f Labor
Statistics, 1973).




Minimum entrance and job rates. Three occupations
(sta tio n e r y clerk s, o ffic e clerical w o rk ers, and n o tio n s

clerks) were studied separately to determine the exis­
tence and amount of minimum entrance and job rates
(table 33). In a majority of establishments visited,
formal minimum entrance rates were found for stationery
clerks in 13 areas, for inexperienced notions clerks
in 15 areas, and for office clerical workers in 16 areas.
Entrance rates in September 1973 typically fell in the
$1.75 to $2.10 an hour range for notions and stationery
clerks while office clerical worker rates tended to cluster
in the $2 to $2.10 range. Highest starting rates werereported in the greater New York and west coast areas.
Minimum job rates after specified waiting periods
were less common and occurred in over half of the stores
surveyed in 5 to 7 areas. Rates commonly ranged from
$1.85 to $2.20 an hour for notions and stationery clerks
and from $2 to $2.20 for office clerical workers.
Slightly over two-fifths of the establishments studied
had both a specified minimum entrance rate and job rate
(text table 5). For stationery and notions clerks, about

Text table 5.
Differences in minimum entrance and
job rates in 3 department store occupations,
September 1973
Stationery
clerks

Notions
clerks

Office
clerical
workers

Total establishments
v is ite d ..........................

198

198

198

Establishments with
minimum entrance
and job rates1 ............

85

85

85

23

23

31

Item

Minimum and job
rates are the
same .................
Job rate exceeds
entrance rate
by2 and under
4 per­
cent . . . .
4 and under
6 per­
cent . . . .
6 and under
8 per­
cent . . . .
8 and under
10 per­
cent . . . .
10 and under
12 per­
cent . . . .
12 percent
and
over . . . .

8

5

8

16

19

25

5

5

7

6

6

3

23

22

3

4

5

8

1 The lowest form al rates for the occupational classification
after com pletion of a specified training or probationary period.

one-fourth of the firms with both types of rates set both
rates at the same level; for office clericals, the propor­
tion was slightly over one-third. Among establishments
with progression from a starting to job rate, differences
in levels tended to cluster around 4 to 6 percent for the
three jobs and again at 10 to 12 percent for stationery
and notions clerks. The largest spreads of approximately
25 percent (from about a $2.50 hourly starting rate to
over $3 for first job rate) were found in San Francisco
and Seattle.
Full-time work schedules. Work schedules of 40 hours a
week for full-timers were most common in 11 of the
areas studied and 37% hours per week in seven areas. A
majority of full-timers in New Orleans were scheduled to
work between 35 and 37% hours and in Boston, between
37% and 40 hours (table 35).
Paid holidays. Virtually all full-time department store
employees received paid holidays, typically 6 to 8
annually, in every area surveyed (table 36). The Boston




area recorded the most liberal holiday policies, with 95
percent of the workers receiving 9 or more days. July
4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New
Year’s Day were the most prevalent paid holidays,
granted to approximately eight-tenths or more of the
full-time workers in each area (table 37). A majority of
employees in 17 areas were also given Memorial Day off
and stores in four areas had provisions for Washington’s
Birthday (3d Monday in February) applying to a
majority of workers. All areas had provisions for a
“ floating” holiday (taken at the discretion of the
employer or employee) for at least some of the
employees but only two areas (Minneapolis-St. Paul and
St. Louis) granted it to a majority.
Paid vacations. Paid vacations after qualifying periods of
service were provided to all full-time workers in the areas
studied (table 38). Typical provisions were 1 or 2 weeks
of vacation pay after 1 year of service, 2 weeks after 2
years, 3 weeks after 10 years (after 5 years for half the
areas), and 4 weeks after 20 years. Boston stores
provided slightly over four-fifths of their full-time work
force with 4 weeks of vacation pay after 10 years of
service— most liberal coverage of this benefit in the
the
survey. Maximum vacation pay of 5 weeks applied to
nearly three-fourths of the full-timers in Baltimore after
30 years of service and after 25 years to approximately
three-tenths in New York and San Francisco-Oakland,
slightly under one-fifth in Nassau-Suffolk, and, onetenth or less in seven other areas with a maximum of 5
weeks or more.
Health, insurance, and retirement plans. One or more
forms of health, insurance, or retirement plans for which
the employer paid at least part of the cost applied to
virtually all full-time nonsupervisory workers in the
survey (table 39). Life, surgical, and hospitalization
insurance were provided to a large majority of full-time
employees in all areas except New Orleans; similarly,
basic medical and major medical insurance was available
to most workers in 17 areas. Except in Cleveland (44
percent), two-thirds or more of the workers in all areas
were covered by at least one plan providing cash
payments for absence from work because of sickness or
accident. Of the two major methods of salary continua­
tion during disability, sickness and accident insurance
was more prevalent in four areas—
Boston, Cleveland,
Minneapolis, and Seattle—
while sick leave plans were
more important in 15 areas; both had equal worker
coverage in Baltimore. Long-term disability insurance
was available to a majority of the full-timers only in
Minneapolis; coverage for this benefit typically fell
between 15 and 30 percent in other areas.

Retirement pension plans (other than social security),
providing regular payments for the remainder of the
retiree’s life, were available to a majority of the workers
in all areas. Provisions for lump-sum payments on
retirement (severance pay) were reported in only four
areas—
Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Minne­
apolis.
Discount privileges. Discount buying privileges effective
upon employment or after a waiting period were
available to four-fifths or more of the full-time nonsupervisory employees in all areas studied (table 40).
These privileges usually extended to immediate members
of the employee’s family. The most common discounts
on wearable items were 25 percent in Memphis, 20
percent in eight areas, 15 percent in six areas, and 10
percent in five areas; on non wearable items, somewhat
lower discounts were typical— percent in five areas,
20
15 percent in six areas and 10 percent in nine areas.
Within 15 areas, the most common discounts for




wearable and nonwearable goods were the same; in
similar comparisons elsewhere, discounts on wearable
items were always higher.
Other selected benefits. Pay for leave to attend funerals
of certain family members and for jury duty applied to a
majority of the full-time workers in all areas studied
except Boston; there, two-fifths were under jury duty
provisions (table 41).
Severance pay for full-time employees permanently
separated or laid off because of store closings or
reductions in staff was available to at least half the
full-time workers in 15 areas surveyed. In the other five,
about 30 to 40 percent were covered.
Establishments employing half or more of the full­
time workers in eight areas provided some form of meal
subsidies to employees who worked overtime or beyond
a specified time of day. In most other areas, the
corresponding proportions of full-time workers typically
ranged from one-third to nearly one-half.

(A v e ra g e h o u r ly e a r n in g s 1 of n o n s u p e r v is o r y w o r k e r s in d e p a r tm e n t s t o r e s ,

s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s i n 20 a r e a s , 2 S e p t e m b e r 1973)

N o r th e a s t
O c c u p a tio n

S o u th

N a s s a u — N ew
B o s to n B u ffa lo
S u ffo lk
Y o rk

P h ila ­
d e lp h ia

B a lti­
A tla n ta
m o re

D a lla s

$ 4 . 28
5 .0 8

M em ­
p h is

N o r th C e n tr a l
N ew
W ash­
M ia m i
C h ic a g o
O r le a n s in g to n

C le v e ­ K a n sa s
la n d
C it y

W est

M in n e a p o l i s — S t.
D enver
L o u is
S t. P a u l

S an
S e a ttle —
F r a n c is c o —
E v e re tt
O a k la n d

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g
S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g s ---------------------S a l e s c l e r k s , f u r n i t u r e a n d b e d d i n g ----------S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s ( e x c e p t c h in a ,
g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) ------------------------------S a le s c le r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s --------------------------------------S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g ----------------------S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s ------------------------------------S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s ---------------------------------------S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s -----------------------

$ 4 .4 3
7 .0 7

_

$ 5 .0 5
4 .1 4

$ 6 . 95
8. 35

$ 7 .4 7
8 .9 3

$ 4 .9 8
5 . 87

$ 4 .0 6
5 .4 5

$ 4 .9 7
5 . 99

2 .4 3

2 .0 4

2 .9 0

2 . 84

2 . 28

2 .4 3

2 . 30

7 . 07
3 . 61
2 . 27
4 .0 8

4 . 75
3 .5 1
2 .0 9
2 .9 6
2 .4 6

5 . 69
3 .9 7
2 . 93
4 . 55
3 .0 0

6 . 98
3 . 59
3 . 08
4 . 18
2 .9 1

5 . 12
4 . 36
2 .2 2
3 .4 7
2 .2 3

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

_
4 . 34
2 . 23
3 .0 7
3 . 22

2 . 19
2 .4 7

2 .9 5
3 . 30
-

2 . 76
2 .9 0
2 .9 4
2 .5 2
2 .0 6

2 .5 2
2 .8 6

2 .4 8
2 . 80

2 .4 9
3 .2 9

2 . 18
2 .4 7

3 .1 1
2 . 50
2 . 22

2 . 62
2 .4 8
2 . 32

2 .5 9
2 .4 2

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

2 . 74
2 .6 7
2 .6 9

2 .4 2
2 .4 4
2 . 62

2 .4 6
2 . 58
2 .4 9

$ 4 . 53

$ 5 . 77
5 .9 7

$ 3 . 35
5 .6 5

$ 5 . 18
5 . 78

$ 5 . 34
6 . 12

2 .3 6

2 . 04

2 .0 7

2 . 26

2 . 12

2 . 36

2 . 18

5 .6 1
3 . 62
2 . 17
3 .2 4
2 . 64

4 .4 6
2 . 71

5.
4.
2.
3.
2.

35
10
10
14
63

.
4 .3 2
1 .9 2
3 . 15
"

5 .7 1
3 .3 2
2 . 11
3 . 32

5 .5 3
4 . 12
2 . 16
3 . 29
3 .4 4

5 . 67
4 . 17
2 . 05
3 .4 4
2 . 50

2 .4 1
2 . 66

2 . 16
2 . 75
2 .9 1
3 .3 5
2 .3 9
-

2 .3 2
2 .8 5
4 . 10
2 .7 3
2 .2 7
2 .3 3

2 .9 2
2 . 94
4 . 14
3 .3 1
2 . 80
2 . 30

2 . 34
3 . 26
5 .4 5
2 . 75
2 . 24
2 . 22

2 .5 4
3 .1 5

2 .3 9

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

2 . 62
2 .4 8
2 . 57

2 .2 9
2 .4 4
2 . 23

2 .5 7

-

_
-

$ 4 . 76 $ 4 . 3 8
6 . 10
5 . 13

$ 3 . 64
4 . 19

$ 4 .4 2
4 . 67

$ 3 .2 5
4 . 38

2 . 17

2 . 17

2 . 09

2 . 18

_

3 .2 5

5 .4 1
3 .5 5
2 .0 7
2 . 63
2 .5 8

6 . 14
3 . 13
2 .0 7
2 . 52
2 . 56

5.
4.
2.
3.
2.

11
64
18
37
38

5 . 10
2 .9 0
2 . 19
2 . 72
2 .5 1

6. 77
4 . 01
2 .9 6
4 .0 7
3 .2 6

6 .3 0
5 . 19
.
3 .6 6
3 .3 6

2 .9 1
2 .9 2
4 . 63
3 . 61
2 .4 4

2 .2 9
3 . 18

2 .3 2
2 . 74

3 .5 1
3 . 80

3 .4 7
4 . 10

$ 5 . 18
5. 87

$ 6 .0 9
6 . 78

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g
C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) -----------------------------------------D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s -----------------------------------------F i n i s h e r s , f u r n i t u r e -------------------------------------R e c e i v e r s -------------------------------------------------------S to c k c l e r k s ---------------------------------------------------W r a p d e s k c l e r k s --------------------------------------------

54
54
38

2 .6 6
2 .0 6
-

2 . 72
2 . 35

3 .0 6
3 .9 6
4 . 85
2 . 62
2 . 87
2 . 33

2 . 50
2 . 65
2 .9 3

2 .4 0
2 .3 8
2 .2 9

2 . 80
3 . 07
2 . 82

2 .9 9
3 . 11
3 .0 3

2.
3.
.
3.
2.
2.

71
53

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

2 . 70
-

-

2 . 57
2 . 31
1 .9 2

-

3 . 12
2 .3 8
-

-

-

_

.

-

2 . 89
2 .4 0
2 . 13

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

5 . 01
3 . 13
2 . 66

4 . 79

2 .4 2
2 . 25
2 . 39

2 .4 2
2 .4 7
2 .2 2

3 .2 4
3 .0 6
3 . 12

3 .2 7
3 .2 7
3 .3 1

_

3 .0 9

O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s
C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e --------------------------------------------C l e r k s , a d j u s t m e n t ----------------------------------------S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s ----------------------------------

_

2 . 15
2 . 28

2 . 38
2 . 20
2 . 27

-

2 .2 9

-

2 .4 4

2 . 36
2 . 22
2 . 23

1
E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k o n w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s . A l s oa 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d in g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
2
F o r d e f in itio n o f a r e a s , s e e ta b l e s 6 -2 5 .
e x c lu d e s p r i z e o r p u s h m o n e y th a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t o f e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n p a id
b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . b e d d i n g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u f a c t u r e r s .
E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d o n a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e to S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 3 ; c o m m i s ­
s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a i d o n t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e , o v e r
N O T E : D a s h e s in d ic a te no d a ta r e p o r te d o r d a ta th a t do n o t m e e t p u b lic a tio n c r it e r i a ,




( A v e r a g e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 1 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y f u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s ,

s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s i n 20 a r e a s , 2 S e p t e m b e r 1973)

O c c u p a tio n

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s ,

N o r th C e n t r a l

S o u th

N o r th e a s t
N a s s a u — N ew
B o s to n B u ffa lo
Y o rk
S u ffo lk

B a lti­
P h ila ­
A tla n ta
m o re
d e lp h ia

N ew
D a lla s M e m p h is M ia m i
O r le a n s

C le v e W ash ­
C h ic a g o
in g to n
la n d

W est

K a n s a s M i n n e a p o l i s — S t.
D enver
C ity
S t. P a u l
L o u is

S an
S e a ttle —
F r a n c is c o —
E v e re tt
O a k la n d

s e llin g

S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g s ---------- ----S a l e s c l e r k s , f u r n i t u r e a n d b e d d i n g ---------S a le s c le r k s , h o u s e w a r e ( e x c e p t c h in a ,
g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) ---------- -------------------S a le s c le r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
la u n d ry a p p lia n c e s
-------------- ----------------S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g ------ -----------S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s ----- ----- ------------- ~~
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s ----------------------------------S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s ---------------------

$ 5 . 12
7. 31
2. 78
_

4. 49
2 . 51
4 . 97
-

$ 6 . 25
6. 01

$ 3 .4 9
5. 65

$ 5 . 64
6 . 07

$ 5 . 80
6 . 14

$ 4 . 91
6 .2 6

$ 4 . 54
5. 52

$ 3 . 87
4 . 50

$ 4 . 57
4 . 69

$ 3 . 83
4 .4 0

2 . 58

2 . 14

2 . 13

2 . 36

2 . 14

2 . 72

2. 29

2. 4 4

2 .4 3

2 . 35

2 .4 1

-

5. 66
3 . 72

4 . 58
2 . 94

5.
4.
2.
3.
3.

6 . 43
3 . 81

5.
4.
2.
3.
4.

5.
4.
2.
3.
2.

79
33
19
72
94

5. 66
3. 80
2 . 16
2 .9 5
3. 38

6. 30
3. 72
2 .4 1
2 . 78
3 . 25

5 .3 9
5. 05
2 . 59
3 . 93
3. 09

5 . 64
3 . 32
2 .4 5
3 . 04
2 . 67

6.
4.
3.
4.
3.

91
05
17
18
39

6 .4 9
5. 19
3. 16
3. 87
3 . 62

2. 70
3. 25

2. 44
3 . 27

2 . 37
2 . 84

3. 70
3. 84

3 .4 8
4 . 39

3. 39
2 . 70
2. 44

3. 11
3. 03
4 . 63
3 .6 9
2 . 61
2 . 45

3. 17
2 . 65
2 . 43

2 . 92
2. 38
2 .4 9

5. 11
3. 38
2. 87

4 . 79

2 . 71
2. 4 7
2 . 60

2 . 64
2 .2 9
2 .4 1

2 . 75
2 . 36
2 . 70

2 . 51
2 .4 7
2 . 41

3. 47
3. 20
3. 35

3 .2 9
3. 28
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8 6 .5 0

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

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1 1 4 .5 0
9 6 . 50

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

3 9 .0
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1 6 6 .0 0

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

-

_

S tore o c c u p a tio n s, n o n s e llin g
C le a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) ------------------------D isp la y a s s is t a n ts ------------------------F in is h e r s , f u r n it u r e ----------------------R e c e iv e r s -------------------------------------Stock c le r k s ---------------------------------W rap d e sk c le r k s -------------------------

4 0 .5
3 8 .0

•

1 1 4 .0 0
1 3 6 .0 0

-

3 8 .0
3 5 .0

.

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

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

3 8 .5
3 8 .0

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

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

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

-

-

3 8 .0
3 9 .5

1 0 5 .5 0
9 8 .5 0

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

9 3 .0 0
9 6 .0 0
9 1 .0 0

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

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

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

1 0 3 .0 0
8 0 .5 0

_
.

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4 0 .0

-

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

3 9 .5
3 9 .5
3 7 .5

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1 0 5 .0 0
8 7 .5 0

3 9 .0
3 9 .0
-

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

3 9 .5
4 0 .0
-

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

4 0 .0
4 0 .0
4 0 .0

1 0 3 .0 0
9 1 .0 0
7 6 .0 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

O ffice c le r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s
C a s h ie r s , o ffic e --------------------------C le r k s , ad ju stm e n t------------------------S w itchboard, o p e r a to r s ----------------S ee fo o tn o te s at end of table,




S o u th —C o n tin u e d
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O c c u p a tio n 3
an d m e th o d of p a y

S an F r a n c is c o —
_____ O a k la n d

M in n e a p o lis *
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E v e re tt

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H o u rs
(s ta n d ­
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in g s 1

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38. 5

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3 9 .0
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.

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.

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.

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2 1 4 .0 0
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3 9 .5
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39. 5
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40. 5
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9 6 . 50

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4 0 .0

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in g s 1

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(s ta n d ard ) 4

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g
S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g s --------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ----------------------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ------------S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ------------------S a le s c l e r k s , f u r n itu r e an d
b e d d in g --------------------------------------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ------------S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n --------------- -S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (e x c e p t
c h i n a , g l a s s w a r e a n d l a m p s ) -----S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ---------------------------S a le s c l e r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s ------------------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ------------S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n -----------------S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g ---------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ---------------------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ------------S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n -----------------S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s ---------------------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ----------------------------S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s ------------------------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ---------------------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ----------S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
----------------S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s ---------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ----------------------------

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3 9 .5

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S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g
C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) -------------------------D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s ---------------------------F in is h e r s , fu r n itu re
---------------------- R e c e i v e r s ----------------------------------------S to c k c l e r k s -------------------------------------W rap d e s k c le r k s
----------------------------

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

-

_

-

-

-

O f f ic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s
C a s h i e r s , o f f ic e -------------------------------C l e r k s , a d j u s t m e n t ------------------------S w i t c h b o a r d , o p e r a t o r s ------------------

3 9 .0
3 9 .5

1 S e e t a b l e 1, f o o t n o t e 1.
4 S ta n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t th e w o r k w e e k f o r w h i c h e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v e d t h e i r r e g u l a r s t r a i g h t - t i m e
2 F o r d e f in itio n of a r e a s , s e e ta b le s 6 -2 5 .
e a rn in g s .
A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s a r e to t h e n e a r e s t h a l f h o u r a n d a v e r a g e w e e k ly
3 O v e r a ll s e llin g o c c u p a tio n s m a y in c lu d e d a ta f o r w o r k e r s u n d e r m e th o d (s ) of p a y n o t sho w n
n e a r e s t h a lf d o lla r,
s e p a ra te ly .




e a r n i n g s to th e

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number

of

O c c u p a tio n 3

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s ,

Avpr*£A
hourly 2
earnings

$ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $2 .0 0 $2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0
and
under
$ 1 .8 0 $2.0 0 $2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0

$ 7 .6 0 $ 8.00 $ 8 .4 0

$ 8 .8 0 $ 9 .2 0 $ 9 .6 0

$ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $6 .0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0

$ 8.0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0

$ 9 .2 0 $9.60

and
over

se llin g

$ 4 .0 6
4 .3 7
4 .0 8
4 037

161
140
158
138

5 .4 5
5 .8 4
5 .4 2
5 .8 4

193
146
144
49

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

189
167
185
164
127
66
102
55
17
66
43
242
91
178
81
47
142
55
96
17

6 .5 5
7 .0 4
6 .6 1
7 .1 0
3.4 1
2 .5 1
3 .5 4
2 .6 3
2 .3 7
2 .3 2
2 .4 0
3 .0 0
2 .5 8
2 .9 4
2 .5 7
3 .2 5
3 .4 6
2 .3 4
3 .8 8
2 .0 4

_
-

326
193
133

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

15

43
161
138
43 3
222
210
284
72

2.8 6
3.11
3 .1 4
2 .5 0
2 .5 6
2 .4 4
2 .2 2
2 .0 3

S a le s c l e r k s , f u r n itu r e an d
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________

S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s
(e x c e p t c h in a , g la s s w a r e , an d
l a m p s ) 4b / _________________________________

S a le s c l e r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s 4b / ......
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b /
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 1s c l o t h in g 4C /
_
S t r a i g Vt R flla ry
i
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b /
...........
S t r a i g Vt s a l a r y
i
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a / _________________
Sa 1f* s r 1* r k s n o t i o n s
*
/
F i 111 — i m w o r l f p r s 5 ^ /
t
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s 4c / ____________________
S t r a i g ht s a l a r y
F n ll- tim p w n rk p » rs^ c /
S traicrV it s a l a r y
P a r t - t i m p w o r k e r s ^ H/
Sa 1 s r li= r k s s p o r t i n g gooH s
»
f
/

1
1
1
1

4

_

1
1
1
1

15
15
15
15

9
1
9
1

58
48
57
48

F n 11 _t i m e* work*=»rs
St r a i g h t s a l a r y

$ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $6 .0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0

_
-

2

8

8

_
-

3
3

5
5
5
5

2
2
2
2

3
3
3
3

7
7
7

4
4
4
4

6
5
6
5

2
2
2
2

8
8
8
8

5
5
5
5

2
2
2
2

_

1
1
1
1

2
2
2
2

2
2
2
2

6
6
6
6

8
8
7
7

22
22
22
22

5
5
5
5

24
23
24
23

4
4
4
4

10
9
9
8

12
12
12
12

10
10
10
10

3
3
3
3

15
15
15
15
4

7
7
7

12
12
12
12
2

11
11
11

13
13
13

23
23
23

_

6
6
6
8
7

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1

1

7
7
7
7
1

1

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7

2

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1

1

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_

.

.

15

1

15

15

1

15

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.

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15
15

8

8

3

59
59
57
2

34
34
19
15

12

22

13

8

14
8

10

1
1

8

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3

8

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2

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3

.

2
1

11
8
8
8
3
2
2
26
10
16
4
8
19
8
10
2

12
4
12
4

19
15
17
15

2
15

.

_
-

10
10

_
_
2

10
6
1

_

28
28
28
28
12
9
27
25
26
25

18
18
12
12

_

2

3
3

3

6
6

1
1
1

7
6
4
4

2

3
3
3
3
10

9

10
10
10
10
7

2

7

5

7

3

_

1

_
_

_
26
18
35
26
29
26
1
3
3
3
3

2
5
4
29
13
17
9
10
18
17

_
13
9
20
16

6

8

4

4

1

4
14
9
4

_

21
21
21

6
6
6
6

21
21
21

4
4
4

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!

2

4

7
7
7
7

2

5

4
4
4
4

1

3

27
16
26
1

-

.

5
4
4
4

3

3

1
1
1
1

3

2

1
1
1
1

20
1
15
1
3
4

15
1
11
1
3
9

18

6
4

32
15
25
15
5
22

3

8

3

22

3
3

7
7

3
3

_
5
3
7
7

_
6
6
1
1

2
19
19

3

2

11

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e l l i n g 6
r i l p a n p r s (p o r t p r a)
F ill 1 - t i m o w o r k p r s
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________
D is p la y a s s i s t a n t s ( a ll f u ll- tim e
ts)
R e c e i v e r s ____________________________________
F n 11 — m p w o r k p r s
ti
S to c k c l e r k s ........................
F ill 1—i m <» w o r k p r s
t
=
W rap d e s k c le r k s
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs




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

.

15

_
-

19
1
18

26
19
7

37
29
8

76
33
43

116
88
28

21
7
14

3
3

_
_

_
5
5
63
14
49
95
24

6
6
6
128
61
67
47
8

6
5
3
85
48
36
18
8

9
25
18
95
60
35
41
2

9
8
5
23
11
12
18

4
61
53
26
15
11
2
2

_

2
2

55
25

3
3

7
21
20
3
3

"

_

_

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 1 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)
2
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

$ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $2 .0 0 $2.20 $ 2 .4 0 $2.60 $ 2 .8 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8
$ 5 .6 0 $6.00 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $8.00 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $9.20
and
under
$ 1 .8 0 $2.00 $ 2 .2 0 $2.40 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 ' $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $6 .00 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $8.00 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 .2 0 $ 9 .6 0

O c c u p a t i o n 3*

$ 9 .6 0
and
over

O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s 6
C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e -------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ___
C l e r k s , a d j u s t m e n t s ------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ___
S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s __
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ___
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ___

162
87
81
55
126
38
87

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

15
5
7
3

1
2
2

10

31
12
12
5
39
4
35

44

22
55
43
39
5
34

32
18

30
23

3
3

1
1

4
1

5
2
3

4
3

3
3

3
3

6
3
17
13
3

1 T h e A t l a n t a S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s o f C la y to n , C o b b , D e K a lb , F u l t o n ,
a n d G w i n n e tt C o u n t i e s .
2 E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d fo r w o r k on w e e k e n d s, h o lid a y s , a n d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r l y r e c u r r in g p a r t o f e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a id on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a lly r e la te to S e p te m b e r 1973;
c o m m is s io n e a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a id on th a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e re f e a s ib le ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n th p e r io d e n d in g a s n e a r a s p o s s ib le to A u g u s t 1973.




1
1

1

3 W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n t e d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t- t im e ( o th e r th a n fr a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s . O v e r a ll o c c u p a tio n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- t im e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a te ly .
4 M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n t h e b a s i s o f : (a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5 I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a t o w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f: (a) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6 A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s tr a ig h t s a la r y .

$ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0
and
under

O c c u p a tio n 3

ly o

$2.00 $2.20

NUMBER OP WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

jrm \

$ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $4,801 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0

$ 2 .4 0 '$ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 ^ 2 0

T77HUT $ 8 .2 0
and

$8.20

$?:.Q0 $ 2 :2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $6.20 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 ,1 0 J

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g

S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g s 4b / . ..
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n _____
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b / ___________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n _____
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s fec / ___________
S a le s c l e r k s , f u r n it u r e a n d
b e d d i n g ___________________________ ____
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n _____
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 6C
..................
S a le s c le r k s , h o u s e w a re s (e x c e p t
c h i n a , g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) 4a /
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ____________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _a_/ __________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g 6c / _
_
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ^ b / __________
S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s 6 a / ___________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ^ a / __________
P a r t - t i m e w o rk e rs ~ [a ll s tr a ig h t
s a l a r y ) ................ .................... ..............
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s 6c / _____________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ^ b / ' __________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e rs X a il s tr a ig h t
s a l a r y ___________________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s 4b / _
_
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _______________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b / __________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b / __________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y .................... ...........

168
55
115
48
35

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

192
11
69

168

2 .3 0
2 .2 9
2 .4 5
2 .4 3
4 .3 4
4 .6 8
2 .2 3
2 .2 7

21
104
64

8

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

7

-

-




349
265
65

100
92

88
61
19
362
222
113
156
96
28

2

2

1

1

-

6

6

28
28
12
12
2
2
16

-

6

10
10

28
12

42
40
24
23

23
23
7
7
16
12
7

25
12

2

4
4

6
5

2
28
28
16
16
12
12

8

2

2
43
37
7
7
28

22

2
14
13

6

22
3
11
105
37
61
58
36

6
6

1

-

8
8

6

35
32
1
27
23

62
55

2

2
12
12
18
16

2
85
47
38

12
10

9
9

3

4

'

5

21
2
15
2

10
10
10
10

-

6

-

4

3

6

2

5

2

5

15
4
11
4
4

3

19
5
16

3

2
3

4

10

9

14

29

10
10

6
9

7
13

16
29

5

2

12

8

2

10

s6

2

12

8

2

10

56

11

722

11

722

12

12

16

5

6

6

6
12

10
4

6
6

2

9

-

-

-

4

1
1
1
10
2
2

0

2
6

4
5

-

3

4
4

8
9

13
13

53
42
9
44
21
13

6
6
4
4

14
7
5
4
9
3

16

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

1

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

0
0

-

-

1
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

8
8

8
4

3
3

-

4
4

8
8

1
1

4
4

13
7

1
1

9
7

9
7

-

1
1

4
-

-

16

10

16

4

3
3

2
2

3
3

1
5
3

-

4
4
4
4

6
6

2
11
4
1

5

2

16
14
12
10
5

6

4

4
4

6

2
53
53

2.62
2.86

2 .3 2
2 .3 4
2 .3 8

-

2
16
16

69
33
24

2.21

1

8
2
2
2

6

3

-

2
6

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

2.10
2 .4 8
2 .6 7

-

1

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g 8
C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) _____________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ________________
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s _____________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _________________
R e c e i v e r s ______________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ________________
S to c k c l e r k s ____________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ________________
W r a p d e s k c l e r k s ........................... ...............
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ________________

2
2
2

7
1

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

199
103
84
40
101
49

20
2

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

237
230
99
93
122
83
102
43

6

10
4
10
4

1
1

-

6
-

-

6

6
6

-

-

-

6

6

-

6

16

-

-

4

2

2
2

1

2

-

-

-

4

4

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s

$
Average $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 ” 4 .0 0
hourly 2 a n d
earning*
under

$ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 .2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 .2 0

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

Number
of
workers

O c c u p a t i o n 1*
3
2

$ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 .2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 .2 0 o v e r

8

C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e -------------------------------------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s --------------------------------C l e r k s , a d j u s t m e n t ------------------------------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s . , _____________________
S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s --------------------------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ..............................................
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s . . ........................................
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y -----------------------------------------

316
152
136
32
24
131
56
67

$ 2 .4 2
2 .5 7
2 .3 0
2 .4 4
2 .4 1
2 .6 2
2 .7 4
2 .5 7

3
3
-

8

2 .2 6

"

12
6
2
2
-

91
28
56
7
7
23
5
16

64
20
38
28
14
10

51
28
15
14
8
24
11
11

2

4

24
12
11
6
4
13
1
12

20
14
6
3
3
11
1
10

8
8

4
4

10
6
4

_

10
10

2

39
32
7
12
8
4

1
T h e B a l t i m o r e S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a , c o n s i s t s o f th e c i t y o f B a l t i m o r e , a n d
th e c o u n tie s o f A n n e A r u n d e l, B a ltim o r e , C a r r o ll , H a r f o r d , a n d H o w a rd .
2
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d fo r w o rk on w e e k e n d s, h o lid a y s , a n d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r l y r e c u r r in g p a r t o f e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y th e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d o n a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e to S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 3 ;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o l l y p a i d on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e i n f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t- t im e ( o th e r th a n f r a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s . O v e r a ll o c c u p a tio n m a y ,




and

h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- t im e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t n o t
4
M o s t o f t h e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n t h e b a s i s of: (a)
m i s s i o n ; (b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
W o r k e r s w e r e a t $ 8 . 2 0 to $ 8 . 6 0 .
6
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f; (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y
(c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
7
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 4 a t $ 8 . 2 0 to $ 8 . 6 0 ; 6 a t $ 8 . 6 0 to
and o v er.
8
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show n s e p a r a te ly .
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p lu s c o m m is s io n ;
$9; and

12 a t $ 9

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number
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O c c u p a tio n 3

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c h in a , g l a s s w a r e , a n d la m p s ) ^ b / —
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NUMBER OF W0RKEB8 RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number
of
workers

O c c u p a tio n 3

Average
$ 1 . 80 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 . 40 $ 2 . 60 $ 2 . 8 C $ 3 . 0 0 $ 3 . 40 $ 3 . 80 $ 4 . 2 0
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1 T h e B o s to n S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s o f S u ffo lk C o u n ty , 15 c o m m u n i t i e s
in E s s e x C o u n ty , 30 in M i d d l e s e x C o u n ty , 20 in N o r f o l k C o u n ty , a n d 9 in P ly m o u t h C o u n ty .
2 E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m
p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r y r e c u r r in g p a r t o f e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
fa c tu re rs .
E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e to S e p t e m b e r 197 3 ;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o l l y p a i d on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n th p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
3 W h e r e p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll-tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g an d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s ; a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r t h a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s .
O v e ra ll o c c u p a tio n s m a y ,




4
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h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u l l - o r p a r t- tim e w o r k e r s b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a te ly .
4 M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d on t h e b a s i s of:
(a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c ) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5 I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d on a b a s i s o f: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6 W o r k e r s w e r e d is tr ib u te d a s fo llo w s :
1 a t $ 1 0 . 6 0 to $ 1 1 ; 4 a t $ 11 to $ 1 1 . 4 0 ; 2 a t $ 1 1 . 4 0
to $ 1 1 . 8 0 ; 1 a t $ 1 1 . 8 0 to $ 1 2 . 2 0 ; 2 a t $ 1 2 . 2 0 to $ 1 2 . 6 0 ; a n d 5 a t $ 1 3 . 4 0 a n d o v e r .
7 I n c l u d e s 1 w o r k e r a t $ 1 . 6 0 to $ 1 . 8 0 .
8 A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a i d a s t r a i g h t s a l a r y .
9 I n c l u d e s 4 w o r k e r s a t $ 1 . 6 0 to $ 1 . 8 0 .

NUMBER OP WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number
of
workera

O c c u p a tio n 3

Average $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0
hourly 2 a n d
earnings
under
$ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $6 . 0 0

$ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0

$ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $ 8 .4 0

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g

S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g s 4 ___________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 ____________________
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
_
_ _
_
S a le s c le r k s , f u r n itu r e an d
b e d d i n g 4 _________________________________
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
. _
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__________
S a la ry p lu s c o m m is s io n
S a le s c le r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (e x c e p t
c h i n a , g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) 5 a / ______
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 5 a / __________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ~ ( a .l l s t r a i g h t
R a la r y )
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la u n d ry a p p lia n c e s 5 c /
... _
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s * c / __________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g r a / _________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s s b / __________________
P a rt-H m fi w o rk p r s 5 a /
nnH rm s
/
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s " ^ ! / __________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s 5 a / „ ................... ............
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs s a /
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs S c /
S a le s c le r k s , s p o rtin g g o o d s 5 a /
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs 5 a /

20

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5

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2

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1

1
10

3

11
4

5

1
2
1

5

14

5
4

4

10
6

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8

42

77

62

3

12

22

27
14

7
7

5
5

3
3

2

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2

5
4

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S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g 6

C lp a n p r s ( p o r te r s )
F u ll-tim e w o r k e r s
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w n r l f p r s o n ly
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s ... .
................... .
F u ll— m p w o r k p rs
H
R e c e iv e rs
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
SfrnrW r l p r l f a
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ... . ........... .
. .. _
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________
O f f ic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s
C a s h i e r s , o f f ic e
P a r f - t i T n p w n r lc p r s




237
73
135
29
61
54
79
73
392
164
228

2.19

2 .3 9
2.12

2 .0 5
2 .4 7
2 .5 1
2.6 6

6
3
3

22

61

36

9

17

4

4

9

-

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2.02

9
g

3

4

4

5

3

4

4

5

12
12

18
18

9

34

13

6
6
4

12

10

97
36
61

54
37
17

.

3

49
14
35

44

4

20

8

1

1

14

5

3

3

32
25

35
26

19

4

20

3

4

24

7

9

16

6

186
92
94

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

4
4

11
11

162
47
115

24
14

2
1

9
6
6

2 .68

2 .0 6

3

4

25
19
16

9
6
3

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( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)

1
T h e B u f f a lo S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s o f E r i e a n d N i a g a r a C o u n t i e s .
2
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e an d fo r w o rk on w e ek en d s, h o lid a y s , an d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t o f e m p lo y e e c o m p e n ­
s a t i o n p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y in d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e
m a n u f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e to S e p t e m b e r
1 9 7 3 ; c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a id on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e
f e a s i b l e , o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d in g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
3
W h e re p o s s ib le ,
s e p a r a t e i n f o r m a t i o n i s p r e s e n t e d f o r f u l l - t i m e w oi r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d




w e e k e n d o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r t h a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s . O v e r a l l
m a y , h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- tim e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t n o t sh ow n
4
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y
w e r e p a i d o n th e b a s i s o f
5
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f
s e p a r a te e a r n in g s d a ta b y
m e n t ; w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y
m i s s i o n ; (c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6
A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s t r a i g h t s a l a r y .

o c c u p a tio n
s e p a r a te ly .
s tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
m e th o d of w age p a y
p lu s c o m ­

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

O c c u p a tio n 3

Number
of
workers

Average $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0
hourly
earnings2 a n d

$ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9.20

under
$ 1 .8 0 $2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 .2 0

and
over

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g
S a le s c l e r k s , f lo o r c o v e r i n g s ^ /
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
_ .......
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b /
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a / _________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , f u r n i t u r e a n d b e d d i n g 4 b / __
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________ _______
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4^ / --------------------------S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ^ / _________________
S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (e x c e p t c h in a ,
g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) ___________________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _____________________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
.
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
.. ....
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
. . .
P a r t - t i m p w n r V p r s 3-/
S a le s c l e r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
la u n d ry a p p lia n c e s
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs _
_
.
......
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n _
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
............
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b /
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
..
_
..
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g ............... ...
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
_
_ ..
.
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
......
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s 4 b / ______________ __
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b /
S tr a ig h t s a la r y
P a r t- tim e w o r k e rs (s tra ig h t s a la r y ) _
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s ... .....
. .
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ..
........._
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
S a le s c l e r k s , s p o r tin g g o o d s 4c /
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ________ ______________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4c /
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y ~T
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4c / '
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y




278
240
228
219
48
41 3
381
37 9
361
32

$ 5 .3 4
5 .6 1
5 .8 0
5 .8 2
3 .2 8

48 6
399
37
222

139
33
215
46 6
82
331
387
40
314
75
13
491
91
361
247
39
185
22 5
51
158
360
334
125
99
209
926

273
637
363
112

247
540
161
367
311
176
127
39
172
137

7
7
-

10

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

51
48
3
3

93
91

5 .5 3
3.91
6 .3 2
5 .9 8
4 .7 2
6 .4 4
3 .3 1
4 .2 7
4 .1 2
2 .4 5
4 .4 4
4 .7 1
2 .4 6
5 .1 1
3 .4 9
2 .4 5
3 .7 0
2 .1 6
2 .0 8
2 .4 9
2 .3 3
F96
3 .2 9

-

6.1 2

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

2.21

3 .6 3
3 .6 5
2 .4 5
4 .0 4
3 .0 3
2 .0 5
3 .3 6
3 .4 4
2 .1 8
4 .3 5
2 .3 4
2.60

2 .1 3

5
3
4

-

6
6
6
6

5
4
4
3

1

-

128
124

64
56

2

2

4
2

3
35

7
5
4
4
3

2

10
6

9
4

3
3
7
5
4
5
4
-

1
1
8
1
1

6
1
1

6
1

5
55
55

11

16
16
55
44
11

16
16
16
16

5
4
3

8

9
9

1

2

-

2

43
34

23
17

13
9

20
12

10
2

11

8

5

2

1

2

2

5

43
35

27
18

1
11

2

62
58

1
6

9
5

2

78

47

19

1
12

20
12
2

9

2

1

20

6

10

-

18

3

49
7

20
1

1
1

2
1

2

2

7

23

-

-

20
1

1

1

32
9
23
8

19

8
24
9
15
78
77
3
2

51
71
60

3
3
3
3
_
9
9
7
7

9
7
7
3

1

75
92
61
31
23
19
4
69
42
27
38
34
38
34

57

5
3
1
1
1

10

8
2

7
7

9
9
9
9
_
16
13
14
13
_

5
5
5
5
3
3
3
3
-

26
9
17
6
5

8
39

1
20

11

4
16
52
50
26
24
24
71
36
35
14

21

36
18

28
102
101

42
41
44
67
36
31
25
18
7
42
18
24
70
70
20
20

50
50

2
12

57
34
23
10
10

3
3
7
7

2
1

2
2

3
10

7
1

17

1
2

5

9

6
1

1
2
1
1

5
4
4

4
3
3

8

2
1
21

2
1

35
20

IS
24
18
6
11
2

9
26
23
14

8
13
8
4
4
9
4
5
14

11

12
10
8

8
61

4
57

12

6

49
18

51
9

6
12

2

39
6

33
18
15

7
44
4
40
21

15

6

12

5

10

12

9
5

10

1

1
2

6
6
6
6

9
8

9

1
2
1

19

26
_
16

10

10

8
6

4
2

7
7
5
4

5
13

1

3

14

10

3
5

11

1

15
9

4

2

73
32
41
39

1

11

25
17
13
3

23

7

8

5

3

2

9
9
5
5
_
_

11

24

10

1

7
5

1
12
12

1

_
3
3
3
3
37

7
3

21
21

12
11
1
21
21
20

15
14
14
13

20
20
20
20

1

19
18
17
16

30
27
29
26

2

1

18
18
15
15
3
26
23
21

20
2

20
1

3

6

4

-

3
3

6

1

4

4

-

-

-

3

4

1

_

_

30
3
27
30
3
27
_
_

13

11
1

12
12
12
1

36
36
36
36
_

29
28
29
28
_

_

28
4
24
27
3
24

13
11
12

20

5
_

16
15
16
15
_
21
20
20

19
1

_

1
1

_

5
5
5
1

1

8
1

13
13
13
13
_

16
15
15
15

36
28
30
28

1

66

_

_

_

1

_
_

_

_

_
_

_

_

_

27
27
27
27
_
_
8

9

12
1
11
12
1
11

_
6

_
_
4

6
3

4
4

10

3
3

4
_

7
3

3
_

_

3

_

6
6

11
1

25
24
25
24
_

1

-

4
4
4
4
_

12
11
11

1

6
6

_
10

9
9

6

_

_
-

1

17
15
16
15

1

_

2

2

6

1

23

13
12

1

3
7

16
7
9
13

15
14
14
14

2

31
9

15
3

30

2

9

5

7

22

12

10
2
8
1
1

6
2

29

4

8
21

14
3

28
30

1
1

15

2

2

31
3
28
29
1

33
33
30
_
30
3
3

22

10

10

4
18
21

3
18

14
1

13
13
_
13

1
8
8

24
_
24
24
_
24
_
_

1

72
25
47
40
24
16
26

5
5
5
5
-

19
19
19
19
_
28
25
25
23
3

10

3
17

2
2
11
11

13
12
12
11
1

23
12
1

2
1

11
1
1

28
_

30

26

23

30

_
24

10
10
1

28

19

18

22

10

12

28
15

21

9

10
11

23
18

17
15

13
9

10
10

7
9

4
1

7
7

13
15

17
6

12

10

7

1

6

5

8
4

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1

3

1

8

15
1

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_

3
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_
_

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_

3
_

1

1

6
_

1

1

11

1

8

8

10

3

4

2

3
-

7
_

4
_

2

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_

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47

38

29

15

7

10

9

4

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1

1

1

6

47

38
25

29
16

15

7

10

4

2

5

1

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1

2

2

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1

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8

9
5

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5

16
13

8

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7

5

5
5

5

23

25
13

2

3

9

_

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1

23
15

13
9

7
14

5
13

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8

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1

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3

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_

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_
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1

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1

30

36

32

49

32
17

47
32

17
15

30
16

1

29

2

12

2

18
34

12

12

14

23
23

16

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3
2

20

8
1

10

21

7

1

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4

5
3

2

-

1

_

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15

4
5

35
14

2

2

11
10

32
14

10
2

1

28

20

2
20

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4
4

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18
3
1
2
1
1

15

16

1

11

1

3

_

8

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3

13

_

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6

1

_

1
1
1
2

_

_

_

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

Number
of

O c c u p a tio n 1
3
2

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g

$ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 .0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0

$ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 .0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $9 .2 0

7

C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) ----------------------- ----F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ___________________
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y _______________ ___________
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s _________ _________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ________________ ___
F i n i s h e r s , f u r n i t u r e ___________ _________ __
R e c e i v e r s _______ ____ __ ___ _ _____ _
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ___________
_______
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ___________ __ _ __
S to c k c l e r k s _________________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ____ ______________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _______________
___
W r a p d e s k c l e r k s ________________ _________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ____________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _______________ __ __
O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s

Average $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $2.20 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0
hourly ,
and
earning*
under
$ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2.40 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0

1 ,0 2 3
599
397

$2 .9 2
3 .0 6
2 .7 4

9
9

27

2 .5 7
2 .9 4
3.0 1
4 .1 4
3 .3 1
3 .5 6
2 .8 0
2 .8 0
3 .0 3
2 .6 9
2 .3 0
2 .6 0
2 .1 3

4
4
71
43

1
20
105
18
402
268
134
1 ,5 3 9
570
941
1, 156
420
736

33

1

26

6
5
2
18
18
161

1
2

212

149
175

31
181

155

20

52
16
33
3
4
3
25
7
18
129
49
80
189
37
152

12
1
81
28
3
13

8

41
26
15
98
48
50
131
45

8
6

89
51
33

138
48
90

5
24
23
-

17
14

22

1

78
33
56
32
24

24
15
9
67
44
23
109
67
42

119
44
61
89
51

96
40
54
57
37

15
7

11
1

122
74
48
3
3
-

1
1
7
4
272
41
231

201
124
77

181
114
65

2
19
17
35
24

4
7 •
7
38
27

1 1
1 1
1 221
20
13
107
51
36
15

115
106
30
26
4

69
39
26
4
4
4

1

25
17

8

54
42

1
2

7
7
5
24
16

8

79
36
43
-

113
61
52

24
24

4
4

1
1

22
20
2
3
3
27
18
9
35
16
19

1
1

54
53

1

13
13
5
55
43

1
2

53
48
5

5
4
-

1

1
1
4
29
29

1
18
18

7
7

1
1

2
2
2

1
1

2
2

-

1
5
5

-

7

C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e ____________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s — ---------- ------P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ____ _____ ______ _
C le r k s , a d ju s tm e n t
------- ------ — ----F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ---------------------- ----P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ------ ------------- -------S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s -------------------------------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ----------------- --------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _______ __________ _
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ------- —
---------

763
332
383
603
294
254
36 5
357
155
183

2 .6 2

2.86

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

1
2
1
2
39
39

1
0
1
0
1
0

13
3

1
0
70
1
2
52
3
3
3

6
6
1
1
44
73
26
36
75
69

1
1

42

203
59
131

10
1
49
55
79
77

20
38
38

20

20

56

18

1
2

46
46
27
18

61
32
23
50
26
24
40
40
23
17

100
53
47
53
44
5
25
25
13

1
1

1
T h e C h ic a g o S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s o f C o o k , D u P a g e , K a n e , L a k e ,
M c H e n r y , a n d W ill C o u n t i e s .
2
E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r iz e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y th e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d o n a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e t o S e p t e m b e r 197 3 ;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o l l y p a i d on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 -m o n th p e r io d e n d in g a s n e a r a s p o s s ib le to A u g u s t 1973.
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d




83
56
23

48
47

1

39
29

8

23
23
16
7

1
1
9
2

16
16
15

1

3
3
5
5
5

14

1
2
8
7
1
-

2
2
1
1
3
3
3

o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r t h a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s . O v e r a l l o c c u p a t i o n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- tim e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a te ly .
4
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n t h e b a s i s o f: (a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f: (a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 1 a t $ 9 « 2 0 to $ 9 . 6 0 t o $ 1 0 ; 1 a t $ 1 0 t o $ 1 0 .4 0 ; a n d
3 a t $ 1 0 .8 0 a n d o v e r .
7
V ir tu a lly a l l w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s t r a i g h t s a l a r y .

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number
of
worker*

O c c u p a tio n 3

Average $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .7 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 1 .9 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 1 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 . 6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0
hourly
earning* z a n d
and
under
$ 1 .7 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 1 . 9 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 1 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 . 6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 o v e r

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g
S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g s 4a /
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n _______________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4a , b /
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5 a , c / _____________
S a le s c l e r k s , f u r n itu r e an d
b e d d i n g 4 a / ....................
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ...................... .
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 a / _________________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (e x c e p t c h in a ,
g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) * b / __________ —
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ___ __________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 b / ' ________________
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
................. ...............
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ( a ll s tr a ig h t
sa la ry )
... ..
._
_
S a le s c l e r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
la u n d ry a p p lia n c e s
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
_ ........
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ___________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g 4 a / ________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4a / '
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ............
.. .
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s o ff
S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s 5a ^
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s .................. ........
S a le s c l e r k s , s h o e s
___ ____
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ... ...
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
_
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
...................... .........
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
.................................
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4a /
......... . . _
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ............ .
S a le s c l e r k s , s p o r tin g g o o d s 4 c / .
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
... . ...”
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 c / ' ______________
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
.......................
... .
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ( a ll s t r a i g h t
s a l a r y ) _____________________________ _
S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

163
133
154
133

6.10

6

6 .7 2

-

-

4

6 .7 2

-

1

-

-

-

163
155
85
77

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

9
9
9
9

8
8

14
14
9
9

20
20

35
35

-

4
4

11
11

16
16
5
5

72

2 .0 8

-

2

5

16

24

160

15
3
-

-

19
19
3
3
3
3
3
3
-

-

27
189
134
9
125
82
64
184
164
84
64

5 .6 7
4 .6 7
6 .0 5
5 .7 9
4 .6 7
6 .1 4
4 .5 0
4 .1 7
4 .4 9
4 .3 3
4 .5 0
3 .7 5
2 .0 5
2 .1 9
1 .97
3 .4 4
2 .5 4
3 .5 7
3 .7 2
2 .5 8
3 .8 0
2 .9 9
3 .1 2
2 .5 0
2 .2 4
2 .9 4
2 .4 1

91

382
241
135

68

7

44
116

145
34
111

15
112

71
82
66

30
140
51
86
216

6.26

12

5
5
5
5

6

3
1

-

2

1
1

-

' -

3
3
3
3
-

15
15
3
3

2 .1 7

3

6

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

14
9
5
-

2

1

1

4

1

5

-

2

1

5

15

2

2

13

47
15
32

3
3
3
3

7
-

6

1

5

-

-

4
4
4
4

2
1
2
1

-

4
3
4
3

-

1

1

3
3
3
3

7

7
7
7
7

3
3
3
3

7
7
7
7

1

8

8

7

7

8

8

7

6

8

-

7

9
6

9
6

4
4
4
4

2
2
2
2

2
2
2
2

5
5
5
5

3
3
3
3

3

6

1

5
5
5

1
1
1

1

6

1

-

24
24
18
18

14

10
10
6
6

4
4
4
4

3

10
10
6

11

6

4

-

-

12
6
6

-

6
1

1
1
1
1

2
2
2
2

19
8
11

18
13
5

2
2
1
1
1

4

16

6

8

-

7

13
13
13
13

-

-

1
1
1
1

7
4
3
7
4
3
4
3
4
3
-

-

2

7
7
7
7

640
38
39
38

-

-

-

10

717

8
8
8

10

6

6

9

2
2

8

9

6
6
6

6
6

1

18
18
18
18

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

8

11

15
15
15
15
7
4
5
3

11

3
5

15
4

12

-

2

1
1

4

6

7

-

2

6
2

5
5

-

-

2
3
2
2

5
11

9
9
7

9
5
4
3

2
2
2

2

3

2

1
1

-

19
19
4
4
15
15
4
3
3

17

2

6
6
2
2

1

17
14
4

5
-

15
7

10

12

3
3

12

28

13

12

5

3

23
4
19

49
47

97
45
52

60
35
25

-

45
29
16
5
4

2

4

31
27
4
4
3

1

1

30
30
18
18

-

29

19
19

6
6

-

8
10

-

2

12

15
7

2
8

21

17
16

6
6

-

-

-

12

1

13

3
3

6
1

1

1

-

2
1

2

7

1

3

3
3
3
3
-

2
2
2
1

4
4
41
41
13
13

12
12

-

4
4
4
4

2
2

5

1

2

1
1
1
1

6

1
1
1

3

6

3
3
3
3

-

-

-

5
5
2
2

3
2
1

5
5
5
1
2
1

7
6
1

4
3
1

3
13
12

3
3
3
3
2
1

6
6

-

8

-

3
5
7
7
7
7
-

6

7
6

5
5
2

11

6

1

3
9
5

14
5
9
14
5
9
3
-

6

1

-

-

5
3
-

11

14
3

9
8

7
7
2

3
9
9
3

10

3
8
8

8

-

3
3
3
3
3
-

2

4

-

6
1

10

-

4
4
4
4
-

3

2

2
2
2
2

1
1
1
1

-

-

_

_
_

5

-

6
10

10
10

2

3

1

16
17
1

16
4
2
2
2
2

-

13

7

13

7

15

16

6

4

8

1

1

2

-

1

3

16

13

13

16
16

6

4
4

8

1
1

1
1

2

6

7
5

15

11
1
10
6

7
3

1
1

3
3

12
1
1
1

1

1

-

1

3

1
1
1
1

3
4
4
4
4
-

2
2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

4

9
7

23
23

1
1

-

7
7

15
13

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

6

6

7
7

5

8
8

-

-

7
7
4
4
4
4

4
4

2
2

7
7

1
1

5
5

9
9

3
3

12

1

2
2

16
3
3
-

2
2

4

8
8

-

4
4
-

4
4
-

4
4

1

1

1

1

4
4
1

1

2
2

8

C le a n e rs ( p o r te r s )
_
_______
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
..........
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s ---------------------- ---------------F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ____________________




$ 4 .7 6
4 .8 7
4 .9 1
4 .9 9
3 .1 2

83
71
76

86

74
12

8
2
3
3

8
8

-

-

1

2
2

6
2

8

6
2

1

2

8
8

4
4

2
‘

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

Number
of
worker*

O c c u p a t i o n 1*
3
2

Average $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .7 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 1 .9 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .1 0 $ 2 7 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0
hourly
and
earning*2
under
$ 1 .7 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 1 .9 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .1 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 .0 0

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g
C o n ti n u e d
F in is h e r s , fu r n itu re
w o rk p rsl

8

$ 8 .0 0
and
over

—

( a ll f u ll- tim e

F u ll-tim e w o r k e r s -

____

___

___ __

c,t n n t p 1 iirlra
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s — ------_------------------------P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _______ ____________
T n 11 _-f* m o \x/o t*V^ r*g
T
i
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ______

_

__ ______

21
126
92
30
511
194
317
609
282
323

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

310
122
179
125
79
46
132
48
84

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

6

3
3

_

23
1
22
90
15
75

8
4
4
42
14
28

29
b
23

11

10

5

7

26
3
23

_
_
-

_
4
4

_
5
3
2

.
20
6
14

6
16
2
14

-

6
6
52
23
29
36
13
23

12
8
4
98
38
60
140
37
99

15
9
6
40
30
10
50
30
20

15
11
4
137
51
86
70
36
34

8
5
3
60
12
48
65
47
18

b
1
1
47
17
30
29
19
10

5
5

17
17

2
2

4
4

11
11

8
1
7
31
19
12

7
5
2
33
29
4

4

b
5
1
11
11

3
3

54
15
39
26
9
17
16
4
12

18
5
13
15
12
3
30
7
23

46
22
24
19
11
8
24
10
14

32
19
13
27
19
8
19
10
9

41
14
27
20
14
6
4
1
3

5
4
1
2
2
1
1

20
20

4
12
12

b
6

4
4

_

1
5
5

5
1
1

1

14

_

_

2
2

_

_

_

_

-

O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s 8
C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e ------------- -------------- ----------------„
.
,
sr a r t - t i m e w o rK e

.....— —

F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ___ __ _______ _ —
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _______________ —____
S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s ---------- -----------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ___ —
----------------P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s . ---------- --- .— -------

1
T h e C le v e la n d S ta n d a r d M e tr o p o lita n S ta t is t i c a l A r e a c o n s is ts of C u y ah o g a, G e a u g a , L a k e ,
a n d M e d in a C o u n tie s .
2
E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r l y r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d o n a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e to S e p t e m b e r 1973;
c o m m is s io n e a r n in g s fo r w o r k e r s p a r tl y o r w h o lly p a id on th a t b a s is w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e re f e a s ib le ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e i n f o r m a tio n i s p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o th e r th a n fr a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s . O v e r a ll o c c u p a tio n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- t im e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a te ly .




5
5
5
3
2

7
3
4
11
7
4
4
4

7
7

4
4

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

4
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n th e b a s i s of: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d on a b a s i s o f: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ;
(c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 9 a t $ 8 to $ 8 . 4 0 ; 8 a t $ 8 . 4 0 to $ 8 . 8 0 ; 3 a t $ 8 . 8 0 to
$ 9 . 2 0 ; 2 a t $ 9 * 2 0 t o $ 9 * 6 0 ; 4 a t $ 9 . 6 0 t o $ 1 0 ; a n d 14 a t $ 1 0 . 4 0 a n d o v e r .
7
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 7 a t $ 8 to $ 8 . 4 0 ; 2 a t $ 8 . 4 0 to $ 8 . 8 0 ; 2 a t $ 8 . 8 0 to
$ 9 .2 0 ; 1 a t $ 9 .2 0 to $ 9 .6 0 ; 2 a t $ 9 .6 0 to $ 1 0 ; 3 a t $ 1 0 a n d o v e r .
8
A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s tr a i g h t s a l a r y .

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a tio n s

in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s ,

S e p t e m b e r 1973)

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number
of

O c c u p a tio n 3

hourly
earnings2

$ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0
and
under
$ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 .2 0

$ 6 .2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 .2 0
and
$ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 .2 0

over

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g

46
44

S a le s c l e r k s , flo o r c o v e r in g s 4 c /
F u ll - t i m e w o r k e r s 4c /
S a le s c l e r k s , f u r n itu r e an d
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
F u ll-tim e w o r k e r s ^ /
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n _
S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (e x c e p t
c h i n a , g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) *b f ______
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 a / __________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (all s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) __
S a le s c l e r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
la u n d ry a p p lia n c e s 4 c /
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ”^ / ______
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g 5a ^ _
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a /
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a / .
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n .
S a le s c l e r k s , n o tio n s 4a /
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a la r y ) __
S a le s c l e r k s , s h o e s ^b/
S t r a i g h t c o m m T F s io n
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s *b f ____ _
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a f _ .
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s 5c /
S t r a i g h t s a l a r v ...
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 5c /
S t r a i g h t s a l a r v c —— ——“—--------- —
6
y
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs c /
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g
C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) __________
F u ll-tim e w o r k e r s P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s .......
D is p la v a s s i s t a n t s
R e c e iv e rs
F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
S to c k c l e r k s
F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
W rap d e s k c le r k s :
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs




_

$ 4 .2 8
4 .3 4

_
-

_
-

3
2

1
1

7
7

1
1

3
3

83
74
76
71
7

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

-

_
-

3
3
2
2
1

1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1

2
2
2
2

9
9
8
8
1

137
123
68
57

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

1
1

9
9
1
8

63
63
29
27

28
26
8
16

16
15
11
4

5
5
4
1

3
1
3

2
1
2

97
95
156
58
122
46
33
12
95
59
132
69
91
36
41
33
101
77
56
36
40
36

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

2
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
-

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

33
22
11
46
30
20
6
14
6
6
41
38
12
10
25
24

1
1
17
14
3
31
19
8
8
-

1
1
9
9
_
2

5
3
2
_
3
5
3

16
10
13
7
3
3
5
5
4
4
1
1

4
2
4
2

8
8
5
5
2
2

3
2
8
1
8
1
7
4
16
5
11
3
5
2
17
14
10
7
7
7

260
185
73
47
62
55
385
222
162

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

4

6
4
2

72
43
29
1
10
7
57
41
15

34
23
9
2
8
8
51
15
36

25
22
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2
4
4
53
33
20

22
22

3
3
41
11
30

60
36
24
2
12
8
101
64
37

24

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3

11

7

.
-

3
3

-

1
_

2
2

2
2

3
3

5
5

_

1
1

_

1

1
1
1
1

2
2
2
2

1
1
1
1

2
2
2
2

_
_
-

2
1
2
1

1
1
1
1

15
15
15
15

5
4
4
4
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1

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_

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6
2
6

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1
5
1
3
1
2
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6
5
6
5
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1
1
6
3
6
3
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2
2
3
3
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1
5
2
2
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3
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11
11
2
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1
1
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20
8
11
3
9
5
6
4
6
4

6
6
5
5
1
1
6
1
6
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7
5
3
2
4
3
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4
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1
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6
5
4
3
2
2
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4
2
2
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2
2
3

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2
2
2
2

2

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_

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3
3

5
5

1
1

1
1

10
10
9
9
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3
1
3
1

2
2
2
2

1
1
1
1

6
5
5
5

4
3
3
3

3
1
2
1

1

1
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3
3

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1

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1
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1

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9
9
9
6
6
5
3
1

11
11
9
7
7
5
2
2

1
1
1
1
1
1
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11
11
6
2
5
1
1
1

7
7
8
7
7
6
1
1

3
3
10
8
8
7
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1

8
8
5
5
5
5
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5
5
3
3
2
2
1
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3
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8
1
1
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5
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1
4
4
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1
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4
2
4
2

2
2
2
2

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_
_
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_
_

1
1
1
1

2
2
2
2

1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1

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_

2
2
1
1
1
1
_

3

2

_

_

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_

1

2

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1

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2
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1

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.

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4
_
_

3

4
13
13
31
22
9

20
17
3
13
5
5
9
5
4

13
12
1
6
3
3
22
13
9

9
9

1
1

5
1
1
6
6

3
1
1
5
5

2
2

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1
1

6
6
6
6

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2
2
2

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1

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8
8
1
1
1
1

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

Number
O c c u p a tio n 1
3
2

Average $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0
hourly
earning*2 a n d
under
$ 1 .8 0 $2 . 0 0 $2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 . 2 0

$6 . 2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0

$8 . 2 0

$ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 . 2 0

over

an d

O f f ic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s 6
r a s h i A r s n f f i r . p ......
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
f'Mrfar'Ira a /Ijn
T T nll.fim A w n r lf A r s
S w itr h K n a r H n p A r a tn r R
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________ ____ ___
'P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s

161
71
41
38
76
40
31

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

2
2

55
12
12

37
18
1
1

Q
18
.

-

16

2

10

13

4

5
5

8

6

3

4
2
2

2
2

1
1

7
3
4

5
5

5
4

18
7
18
18

12

9

10
6

6

3

T h e D a lla s S ta n d a r d M e tr o p o lita n S ta tis tic a l A r e a
c o n s i s t s o f C o ll i n , D a l l a s , D e n to n , E l l i s ,
a n d R o c k w a ll C o u n tie s .
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d fo r w o rk on w e e k e n d s, h o lid a y s , a n d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , t h a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y th e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a id on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a lly r e la te to S e p te m b e r 1973;
c o m m is s io n e a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r tl y o r w h o lly p a id on th a t b a s is w e re a v e r a g e d , w h e re f e a s ib le ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
1

K a u fm a n ,
2




1
1

2
2

16
9
3
3
16

3

4
4

1

o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r t h a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s . O v e r a l l o c c u p a t i o n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- t im e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a te ly .
4
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f: (a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ;
(c ) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n th e b a s i s of: (a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6
A ll w o r k e r s w e re p a id a s tr a ig h t s a la r y .

(N um ber and a v e r a g e s tr a ig h t-tim e h o u rly e a r n in g s 2 of n o n su p er v iso ry w o r k e r s in s e le c te d o ccu p a tio n s in d epartm ent s to r e s , S ep tem b er 1973)
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number
of
workers

O ccu p a tio n 3

hourly 2
earnings

$1.60 $1.80 $2 . 0 0 $2 . 2 0 $2.40 $2.60 $2.80 $3.00 $3.20 $3.40 $3.60 $3.80 $4.00 $4.20 $4.40 $4.60 $4.80 $5.00 $5.40 $5.80 $ 6 . 2 0 $ 6 . 6 0 $7.00 $7.40 T7T80 $8720
and
and
under
|$ 1 t89 $2-P0 ■$2 ,.2 P ,$2-40 $2.60 $2.80 $3.00 $3.20 $3.40 $3.60 $3.80 $4.00 $4.20 $4.40 $4.60 $4.80 $5.00 $5.40 $5.80 $ 6 . 2 0 $6.60 $7.00 $7.40 $7.80 $ 8 . 2 0 over

S tore o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g

11

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4
4

-

4
4

2
2

4

-

8

3

2.3 4
4.38
4.6 4
4.40
4.53
4.16

3

-

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-

176
69
80

2.18
2.41

14
4

2.01

10

32
23

55
13
33

20
10

27

2 .0 9

-

9

9

S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n

...... .

S traigh t s a la r y _____________________
P art-tim e w o r k e r s fcil s tr a ig h t s a la r y ) .
E vening and7or w eek en d w o r k e r s
S a le s c le r k s , fu r n itu r e and b e d d in g _____
S a la r y plu s c o m m i s s i o n ___________
S a la r y plus c o m m i s s i o n _____ _____

101

5.10
2.3 6
5.18
5.64
2.55
5.48

2
2

6
6

11
11

6
6

4

-

-

-

-

2

1
1

6
6

6
6

4
4
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54
18
55
23
18
18
13
78
40
70
35
8

S a le s c le r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (ex c e p t
ch in a , g la s s w a r e , and la m p s) 3a / ______
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s a / ______ ~ _______
P art-tim e w o r k e r s (all str a ig h t sa la r y ) .
E vening a n d /o r w eek en d w o r k e r s
only (a ll str a ig h t sa la r y ) .......................
S a le s c le r k s , m a jo r k itch en and
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s .............

42

S tr a ig h t s a la r y

S a la r y plus c o m m i s s i o n ......................
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _ _ ____ ... _
S traigh t s a la r y ...........................................
S a la r y plus c o m m i s s i o n ___________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a /

__

S a le s c le r k s , m e n 's c lo th in g ____________
S traigh t s a la r y _____________________
S a la r y plus c o m m i s s i o n ___________
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s ________________ ___
S tr a ig h t s a la r y

S a la r y plu s c o m m i s s i o n ___________
P a r t-tim e w o r k e r s 4 a / _______________
S traigh t salary___“ ____________ ____
E vening a n d /o r w eekend
w o r k e r s o n ly 4 a / ____________________
S traigh t s a la r y ._ . .
S a le s c le r k s , n o t io n s ____________________
S traigh t s a la r y ....................................... .
S a la r y plus c o m m i s s i o n ___________
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s
S traigh t s a la r y
S a la r y plu s c o m m is s io n
P a r t -t im e w ork er s 5a /
_____
E vening a n d /o r w eek en d w o r k e r s
on ly ( a ll s tr a ig h t sa la r y ).
S a le s c le r k s , s h o e s ______________________
S traigh t s a la r y _____________________
S a la r y plus c o m m is s io n
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s _______ ____________
S traigh t s a la r y
...
. ...
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
P a r t -t im e w o r k e r s 4 a /
S traigh t s a la r y




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5

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86

29
18
9
218
140
61

74
36
32
67
37

$3.25
2.33
3.48
3.83
2.48
3.48
2.1 4

2.90
2.21

4.07
3.32
2.44
4 .0 6
3.03
2 .1 9

6

75

2.11

24
227
153
54
91
37
40
73
59

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2.05
2.72
2.30
3.38
3.04
2.50
3.25
2.70
2.3 7

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12
12

8
8

3

3
3
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13
7
16

2
2
2

9
5
4

1

6
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1

3
2

1

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9
7

2

4
3

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4
16
16
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3
3
3
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1

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39

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2

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1

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1

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8

2

7

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7
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4
4
4
4

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5
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3

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2
1

1
2

1
1

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2

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1
1

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7
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6
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3
3
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8

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42

38
32

24

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3

3
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6
12
12

6

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4
4

10

2
2

12
8

18
14

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9
9

15
15
17
17
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24

16
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36
36
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15
18

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2 .0 9
2 .1 9
2.14
3.13
2.45
2.28
3.25

77
67
133
126
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9
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20

50
45
5
7
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17
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2
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6
8
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6

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6

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3

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10

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6

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3
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1
1

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1

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4

3

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NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
A verage
hourly ,
earnings ‘

$1.6 0 $1.8 0 $ 2. 00 $2.2 0 $ 2. 40 $ 2. 60 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3. 00 $3 .2 0 $3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3. 80 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $4 .8 0 $ 5. 0 0 $5 .4 0 $5 .8 0 $ 6 .2 0 $6 .60 $7 .0 0 $7 .4 0 $7.80
and
under

$ 8 .2 0

$1.8 0 $2.0 0 $2.2 0 $2.4 0 $ 2. 60 $2 .8 0 $3 .0 0 $3 .2 0 $3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $3 .8 0 $4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $4 .8 0 $5 .0 0 $5 .4 0 $5 .80 $6 .2 0 $6 .6 0 $7. 00 $7 .4 0 $7 .8 0 $8.20

O ccupation3

N um ber
of

over

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S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g — C ontinued
Sales c l e r k s , shoes
Evening a n d /o r w eekend
w o r k e r s o n l y 4 a / ___
S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s ___________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ____
__
__ _ _
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s . . _____ ____ ______ _
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _____ _.
S a la ry plus c o m m is s io n
. . . .
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 a / ___________ _ . .
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _______
Evening a n d /o r w eekend
w o rk ers o n ly 4a /
S traight s a la ry

63
57
136
103
30
66
44
20
50
45

$2 .2 8
7.11
2.5 1
2. 22
3.18
2.67
2 .3 8
3.05
2 .3 2
2. 15

20
14

2.4 1
1.97

266
141
119
63
45
15
82
58
24
225
100
125
125
59
66

2 .32
2.37
2.28
2.74
2.84
2 .6 0
2.67
2. 92
2. 05
2.30
2 .3 8
2.24
2.2 2
2.49
1.98

148
66
81
26
59
28
31

2 .42
2 .51
2. 35
2.47
2. 22
2.4 1
2.04

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26

9

3

5

1
1

24
24

45
45

12
6
6
7
3
4
2
2

8
8

5
5

3
3

9
8
1
5
4
1
4
4

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6
6
10
10

16
16
25
25

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5

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6
6

10
10
10
10

7
4
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5
4
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8
8

4
4

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1

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19
14
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39
20
19
13
13

15
13
2
8
8

1
3
3

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51
21
30
7
5
2
9
9

9
9

4
4

3
24
15
9
24
17
7

35
17
18
15
13
2

11
5
6
7
7

20
16
4

37
18
19
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Store o ccupations, non sellin g 8
C le an e rs /p o rters)
F u ll-tim e w o rk ers
P a rt-tim e w orkers
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s _____
____
______
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _______________ ____ .
P art-tim e w orkers
R e c e i v e r s _________________________ ______ _
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ____________ _ _ ... ..
Pa rt - tim p w n rk p rs
S t o c k c l e r k s ___________________ ________
F u ll-tim e w orkers
P a rt-tim e w orkers
W r a p d e s k c l e r k s _____ ___________ . . .
F u ll-tim e w orkers .
... .
_____ ..
P art-tim e w ork ers...
____
_____

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-

-

6
2
4
47
16
31
31
4
27

-

8
8
8
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53
52
10
1
6
27
10
17
66
28
38
26
4
22

3

1

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4
3
1
2
2

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9
8
10
4
6
5
5

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nffirp

F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _____
____ _____
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s __________ ____ _____
C l e r k s , a d j u s t m e n t (all f u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ) _
S w itc h b o ard o p e r a to r s
_____. . . . . . ______
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________ _____
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e rs ...
__________ . . .

4
-

4

1

18
5
13

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1

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50
15
34
11
21
7
14

25
15
10
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2
2

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1

3
2
1
2
3
3

8
6

10
7
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1

1 The D enver S tan d ard M etro p o litan S tatistica l A re a
c o n s i s t s of A d a m s , A r a p a h o e , B o u l d e r ,
D e nver, and Je f fe r s o n C ountie s.
2 E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
A ls o e x c l u d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , t h a t is n o t a r e g u l a r l y r e c u r r i n g p a r t of em p lo y ee c o m p e n s a t io n
paid by the s t o r e and a ll such p a y m e n ts by individua l v en d o rs, e . g . , bedding and ap p lian c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e t o S e p t e m b e r 1973;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o l l y p a i d on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e t o A u g u s t 1973.
3 W h e r e p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e i n f o r m a ti o n is p r e s e n t e d for fu ll-tim e w o r k e r s ; ev e n in g and w e ek en d
only (frac tio n a l) w o r k e r s an d p a r t - t i m e (o th e r than fractional) w o r k e r s . O v e ra ll occ upation m ay ,




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h o w e v e r , i n c l u d e f u l l - o r p a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s , b y m e t h o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t
4 M o s t of t h e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d on t h e b a s i s of: (a)
m i s s i o n ; (b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5 I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n of s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a by m e t h o d
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d on a b a s i s of: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y
6 W o r k e r a t $ 9 to $ 9 . 4 0 .
7 W o r k e r s w e re d i s t r i b u t e d a s fo llo w s: 2 at $ 8 . 2 0 to $ 8 . 6 0 ; 3 at $ 8 . 6 0
$ 9 . 4 0 ; 4 at $ 9 . 4 0 to $ 9 . 8 0 ; an d 7 a t $ 9 . 8 0 an d o v e r .
8 A ll w o r k e r s w e re paid a stra ig h t s a la r y .

shown s e p a ra te ly .
s a l a r y plus c o m ­
of w a g e p a y m e n t ;
plus co m m issio n .
to $ 9 ;

1 at

$ 9 to

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s ,

S e p t e m b e r 1973)

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number
of
worker*

O c c u p a tio n 3

Average $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 . 2 0
hourly
an d
earnings2
and
under
$ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 , 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 .2 0 o v e r

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g

S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g 4W _
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ------------------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 b / __________________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
S a le s c le r k s , f u r n itu re and
b e d d i n g 4 a / ________________________________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b /
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (e x c e p t c h in a ,
g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) 4 b / ______________

P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) S a le s c le r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n and
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s 4 b / ___________________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s c / _ _________________
__
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
f
, r
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g 4 a / _________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ____ _________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 a , b / / _____________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n _______________
P a r t- tim e w o r k e rs 4a /
___
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) —
F u ll - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s
o n ly ( a l l s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) ____________
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s 4 a / ____________________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
..
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5C /
E v e n in g a n d /o r^ w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n ly c /
..
S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s 4C /
S t r a i g h t s a l a r v _____________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 c / _________________
S tr a ig h t s a la r y
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a /

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g

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4 .6 8
4 .5 4
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86

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60
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5 .3 7
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C le a n e rs f p o r te r s l
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
__ _
_ .
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
D is p la y a s s i s t a n t s
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________




34
25
32
23

18

28

12

21

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6

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NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

Number
of
worker*

O c c u p a tio n 1
3
2

Areiuge $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 .0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 .2 0
hourly 2 a n d
earning*
and
under
$ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 .0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 .2 0 o v e r
-

-

S t o r e o c c u p a t i o n s , n o n s e l l i n g 6—
C o n ti n u e d

53
3
48

58
25
27

29
16
11

38
13
23

4
4
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O f f ic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s 6

C le r k s , a d ju s tm e n t:
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ____
S w itc h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s —
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ___

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30
96

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2

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4

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9
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2

1
1

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2

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1
T h e K a n s a s C i t y S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s of C a s s , C la y , J a c k s o n ,
a n d P l a t t e C o u n t i e s , M o . ; a n d J o h n s o n a n d W y a n d o tte C o u n ti e s , K a n s .
2
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d fo r w o rk on w e e k e n d s, h o lid a y s , an d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r l y r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a id on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s is n o r m a lly r e la te to S e p te m b e r 1973;
c o m m is s io n e a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a id on th a t b a s is w e re a v e r a g e d , w h e re f e a s ib le ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d




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o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r t h a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s . O v e r a l l o c c u p a t i o n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u l l - o r p a r t- t im e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t n o t sh o w n s e p a r a te ly .
4
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n t h e b a s i s o f: (a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c ) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f: (a) s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ;
(c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6
A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s t r a i g h t s a l a r y .

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING 8TRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
N um ber
of
w o rk e r*

O c c u p a tio n 1
3
2

A v e ra g e
h o u r ly
e a r n in g s

z

$ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .7 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 1 .9 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .2 0
and
and
under
$ 1 .7 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 1 .9 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .2 0 o v e r

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g
S a le s c l e r k s , fu r n itu r e an d
b e d d i n g * h f ________________________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s * b / __________ __
S a le s c le r k s , h o u s e w a re s (e x c e p t
c h i n a , g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) 5 a / ______
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a / _________________
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
( a l l s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) __________ ________
S a l e s c l e r k s , m a j o r ^ c itc h e n a n d
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s c / _________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 5c / _________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g 4 a / _________
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
__________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 a , b / _______________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a / ________ ______

58
33
50

$ 4 .5 3
3 .9 6
4 .8 4

-

-

2
2
-

-

4
4
2

3
2
2

4
3
3

1
1

2
2
2

1
1

-

3
2
3

67
33

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2 .1 4

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21
6

7
2

11
7

13
7

5
4

3
3

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1

1
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1

1
1

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34

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5

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2 .9 4
2 .8 6
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14

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3
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5
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4
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3
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2
2
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5
2
2
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3

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1
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1
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1
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4
2
4

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22
9
12
7
10

104
59

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4
4

14
10

1
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5
5

33
16

20
12

13
6

7
2

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1

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25
18

2 .4 7
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-

2

-

-

5

5

-

27

2 .6 8

-

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34

2 .6 2

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-

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10
20
13

2 .1 5
2 .2 8
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1
1

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F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ___________________ __

1
1

1
1

4
1
4

3
3

2
2

1
1
1

1
1
1

1
1

10
3
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3
3
3
3
-

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5
2
3

4
3
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1
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1
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1
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-

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1
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2
-

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2
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4
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2

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1

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1

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10

2

7
-

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2

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5

9

3

1

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4

3

3

7

10

5

3

1

4

-

1

4

4

2
3
2

1

4

7
5

-

2
2

-

2
2

-

2

3

-

2

T h e M e m p h i s S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s o f S h e lb y C o u n ty , T e r m . , a n d
C r i t t e n d e n C o u n ty , A r k .
2
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , a n d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r l y r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a id b y th e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n ts b y in d iv id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p lia n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d o n a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e t o S e p t e m b e r 197 3 ;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a i d o n t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t- t im e ( o th e r th a n f r a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s . O v e r a ll o c c u p a tio n m a y ,




2
2

7

C a s h i e r s , o ff ic e :
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s __________________
C le r k s , a d ju s tm e n t ( a ll fu ll-tim e
w o r k e r s ) __________________________________ _

1

3
3
3

7

C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) ______________________ _
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
D is p la y a s s i s t a n t s ( a ll f u ll- tim e
w o rk e rs)
___ ______________ ________ ___
R A P siv firfi ( a l l f u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s )
S to c k c l e r k s :
F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s

3
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5
5
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83
37
42
26
41

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h o w e v e r,

1
-

-

-

-

-

-

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in c lu d e f u l l - o r p a r t- t im e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t sh ow n s e p a r a te ly .
4
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n th e b a s i s o f; (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f : (a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y p lu s c o m m i s s i o n ;
(c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s ; 2 a t $ 6 . 6 0 ; 2 a t $ 6 . 8 0 to $ 7 ; 2 a t $ 7 . 2 0 to $ 7 .4 0 ;
an d 4 a t $ 7 .4 0 an d o v e r .
7
A ll w o r k e r s w e re p a id a s tr a ig h t s a la r y .

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Number
of
workers

O c c u p a tio n 3

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s ,

$ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 . 6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $6 . 2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 . 2 0 $ 8 .6 0
hourly 2 a n d
earnings
and
under
$ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 . 2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 . 2 0 $ 8 .6 0 o v e r

s e llin g

S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g 4 c / ' ------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4c / _________________
S a le s c l e r k s , f u r n itu r e " a n d
b e d d in g 6 _
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 c / __________________
S a le s c le r k s , h o u s e w a re s (e x c e p t c h in a ,
g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ! 4 a / ___________ _
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4a f _________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) —
S a le s c l e r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s 4 c / ____________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s " * c / __________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s " * b / _________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g ______________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 6 ___________________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n __________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 b / _________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s ^ a / __________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 a / ___________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) . .
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s 4 c / ____________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 c / __________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 c / _________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s 6 ________ ___
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _____________________ __
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 6 _____________________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) u

36
31

$ 5 .7 7
6 .2 5

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-

-

2

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-

4

-

87
75
82

5 .9 7
6 .0 3

-

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-

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6.0 1

251
134
117

2 .0 7
2 .1 3

20
6

2.00

14

82
45
37

74
30
44

39
23
16

97
83
14
127
25

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

_

-

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-

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2
2

1
1

6
6
6

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2

1

59
29
30

30

15
5

101

107
98
20

118
47
71
76
25
51
49
41
24
16

25

2 .10

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

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13
13

26
23
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6

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3

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6
6

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16

11

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16
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10
10
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5

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11

9
9

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17
3
14
14
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12
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11
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30

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3

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e l l i n g 7
C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) _________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s __________________
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s ____________________ ____ _
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
R p r e i v s r s (a ll s a l a r y w o r k e r s ) _
S to c k c l e r k s _____________________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ----------------------------------W r a p d e s k c l e r k s _________________________

316
176
140
34
25
42
312
155
157
219

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

25

P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ________________________

140

1 .9 4

25

104
46
58

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

_

2.66

1

10

-

5
5
56
17
39
137
73
64

1

9
7
2

71
43
28

37
29

2
2

5
5

20
86

6

49
37
41

8

29
27
2
12
2

41

130
56
74
7
4
42
26
16

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10
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14
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5

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1

3
3

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2

10

O f f ic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s 7
C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e ____________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ___________________ _




6
-

15

-

8

36
26

-

6

7

10

22
2
20

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)

1
T h e M i a m i S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s o f D a d e C o u n ty .
2
E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t o f e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d i n g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a id on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a lly r e la t e to S e p te m b e r 1973;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a i d on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1973.
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t- t im e (o th e r th a n fr a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s . O v e r a ll o c c u p a tio n m a y ,




h o w e v e r,

in c lu d e f u l l - o r p a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t sho w n s e p a r a t e ly .
4
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d of w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y p lu s c o m m i s s i o n ;
(c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 1 a t $ 9 t o $ 9 . 4 0 ; 3 a t $ 9 . 4 0 to $ 9 . 8 0 ; a n d 4 a t $ 9 . 8 0
and o v er.
6
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n th e b a s i s o f s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n .
7
A ll w o r k e r s w e re p a id a s tr a ig h t s a la r y .

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

O c c u p a tio n 3

of
workers

hourly
earnings £

$ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 .2 0
a r»r
a n a1
and
under
$ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 .2 0 o v e r

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g

S a le s c l e r k s , f lo o r c o v e r in g s 4 a /
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
................. .
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s .............. .
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
.............
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n , ...
S a l e s c l e r k s , f u r n i t u r e a n d b e d d i n g _____
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______ ______________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n _______________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 a / _________________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s ( e x c e p t
c h in a , g la s s w a r e , an d l a m p s ) 5
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 5 ____________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s tr a ig h t
s a l a r y ) _____________________________ _
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s
o n l y ( a l l s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) __________
S a le s c l e r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s _______________________
S tr a ig h t s a la r y
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n _______________
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs 4 a / .
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
.........
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g _____________
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _______________________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _____ _________________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
.......... ........... _
S a le s c l e r k s , n o tio n s 5
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs 5
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e rs (a ll s tr a ig h t
s a l a r y ) _________________________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s __ ________________ __
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______ __ _ ___ __
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ..... .......
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ____________ __ ___
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _________ _____ __
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .................... .........
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y . . ___________________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s
o n l y ____ __________________ __ ____ _
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______________________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n __ _________ ___
S a le s c l e r k s , s p o r tin g g o o d s 4 b /
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
________ ______
F u ll-tim e w o r k e r s 4 b / _
__ _____
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _________ ___
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y )




94
44
75
30
42
95
23
69
76

$ 3 .6 4
4 .7 3
3 .8 7
2 .7 8
4 ,7 1
4 .1 9

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5
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4
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108

2 .1 7
2 .4 3

13
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17

47
15

36
19

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82

32

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

3
3
3

-

1
1
1

1
1
1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

9
-

5
5
5
5
-

4
4
4
4
-

6

5
4
4
4

7
7
7
7

5
5
5
5

-

-

-

7
7
7
7
4

5
5
4
4
4

3
3
3
3
3

102

109
102

187
95
79
95
40
44
70
49
19
153
39
100

299
147
152
138
51
87
115
73
42
46
23
23
216
195
82
61
126

1 .9 6
2 .5 2
2.11

2
2

23
21

50
44

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

6
2

2 .2 0

37
35

1 .91
2 .7 1
2 .5 4
2 .0 9
3 .0 0
2 .5 6
2 .2 9
3 .2 5

1

-

63
36
27
18
9
9
27
25
2

59
5
46
73
45
28
40

-

20

2

; 20
' 28

2

22
6

2
2

-

-

2

2

-

6

4

4

13
13
3
3
16
9

2
6

4

2
2
2
2

2

-

4

2

10

7

28
14
14

20
6

4

14
15
4

2
12
1
11
10
1

2

11

9

3

6

13
4
9

2

9

1
10
10

13
12
1
20

4
13
29
14
15
14
7
7
13
7

10
8
2
1
1

9
7
2
22
11

6

9

-

6

2
2
2

2

2

46
46

54
54

1

10

2.62

-

10

3
35
35
13
13

2 .1 6

2

37

44'

22

1

-

5

16

25
24

5
3

11

-

24

1
6

16

6

3

2

-

1

5
4

3
4
3

3

-

2

-

-

1

1

3

8

6

5

6

9

9

5
4
4

6
6
6

9
9
9

9

2

3
4
3

8
8

4
4
4

-

-

1
1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

6

-

1
1
1

1
1
1
2

7
7
7
7
5

12

-

1
2

2
2
2

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-

-

3

3
3

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1

2
1
1
1

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-

1
2

1
1
1

3

11

11

-

-

-

12
12
12
2

6
6
6

11
11
11

9
11

1
1
1

9

14

8

1
2

8

12
11

-

4
5
4
-

-

-

1

2

5
5

-

3

3

1

2
1

-

-

2

2

3

1

1

-

11
1
10
8

4
4

4
4

3

1

1
2
2

-

3
3
3
3
-

-

10
1

9
3

9
7

2
1

10
6
2

2

6

1

5

3

1
2

-

1

1

4

1
2

1
1

2
1
1

1

1
1

5
1

1
1

15
14
13

4

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3

1

1
1
1

6

1

2

12
2

1

5

1

-

-

6

2
1
2

-

11

16

2

11

2

2

13
3

1

3

-

5

7
7
5
5

3

6

9
8

10

11

-

8

6
2

8
8
8
6

27
27

9

10
10
10
6

5
5
-

16

9
4
5
3

2
1

2

6
6
6
1

6

6
6
6

1

1

1

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-

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1
1

2

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2
6
6

-

-

1

2
1
1

2

6

5

2
1
1

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7

3

2
2
2

14

115
7

5
4
5
4
3

3

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2 .6 8

1

1

7
-

-

1

1

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-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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1

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-

-

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1

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1

6

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4
3
3
4

1
6
2

1

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2

2

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-

-

2
2

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1
1

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1

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1
1

1

2

1

8
2
1
1

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1

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1

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1

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3
3

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1
1

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3

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5

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2

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1

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1

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2

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3

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1

1

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
N um ber

O c c u p a tio n

3

of

w o rk e r*

A v e ra g e
h o u r ly
e a rn in g * 2

$ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0
and
under
$ 1 .8 0 $2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 . 2 0

$ 9 .2 0
and
over

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g 6

C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) __________ _
___ ____
F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
__________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _________________ _
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s
o n ly ...
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s ________ ________ __ _
F u ll- tim e w o rk e rs
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
F in i s h e r s , fu r n itu re ; (a ll fu ll-tim e
w o rk e rs)
................
R e c e i v e r s _______________ __ __________ _
F u ll- tim e w o rk e rs
S to c k c l e r k s _________________________ __ _
F u ll- tim e w o r k e rs
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s __ ______ _______
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s
o n ly
W rap d e s k c le rk s :
F u ll- tim e w o r k e rs
_____ ________ _

471
215
242

$ 2 .9 1
3 .1 1
2 .7 3

_
-

15

14
71
59

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

-

3
3

-

-

5
3

5

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

-

-

13
12

94
31
53

3
3
94
27
59

3

-

12

7
57
53
501
•222

259

-

-

-

15

40
15
25

8

36
16
18

34
24

71

52

20

22

45
35

43

10

51

24

10

2
6

2
11
2

4
4
-

5
4

6

13

9
9
-

5
5
82
45
37

4
4
51
28
23

4
4
23
5
18

28
14
14

55
10

1

-

63
37
25

9
8
1

1

7
6

20

1.93

1

10

8

2 .4 5

"

15

4

19

18

33

13

2 .3 6
2 .6 4

21

50
5
43

27

36

23
7
15

28
16

19
5

14

11

11

6
6

16
95
34
59
23
28

2 .2 9

6

2

2.22

-

18
4
9
3

32
9
23
9

3

1
2
2

1
1

7
7

-

2

_
-

7
7

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

_
-

3
3
3

1
1

_
-

1

-

1

4
4
7
3
4

9

4
4

3
3

1

-

6
1

-

2
2

1
10
10

3
3
-

5
3

17
17

2

-

3
3

1

236
78
142

2
1
1

7

-

11

1

103

12

2
2
21
12

_
-

97
50
44

O f fic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s 6
C a s h i e r s , o f f ic e
F u ll- tim e w o rk e rs
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s
o n l y ____________
_______ ___ __
C le rk s , a d ju s tm e n t
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _________________ _
S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s _________ _____ _
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ____________________
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs

2.22

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

15

11

12

16

23

12

6
6

1
1

1

1

1

3

2

30
14

4

2
2
2
2

3

-

2

5
3
9
7

1
1

1
1

9

2

11

1

3
1
2

1
T h e M i n n e a p o l i s — t. P a u l S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s o f A n o k a , D a k o ta ,
S
H e n n e p i n , R a m s e y , a n d W a s h in g t o n C o u n t i e s .
2
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d fo r w o rk on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , a n d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t o f e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d i n g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a id on a s tr a i g h t - s a la r y b a s is n o r m a lly r e la te to S e p te m b e r 1973;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a i d on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1973.




12
10
2

3
W h e r e p o s s i b l e , s e p a r a t e i n f o r m a t i o n i s p r e s e n t e d f o r f u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s a n d
p a r t- t im e ( o th e r th a n fr a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s . O v e r a ll o c c u p a tio n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u l l - o r p a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a t e ly .
4 M o s t o f t h e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n t h e b a s i s o f:
(a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5 I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n of s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n ly p a id on a b a s i s o f s t r a i g h t s a l a r y .
6
A ll w o r k e r s w e re p a id a s tr a ig h t s a la r y .

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
O c c u p a tio n 3

Number
of
workers

Average $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0
hourly 2 a n d
earnings
under
$2 . 0 0 $2 . 2 0

$ 9 .8 0 $ 1 0 . 2 0 $1 0 .6 0

$2 . 2 0 $ 2.40 $2 . 6 0

$ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 . 2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 . 2 0 $ 8 . 6 0 $ 9 . 0 0 $ 9 .4 0

$ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0

$ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $6 . 2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 . 2 0 $ 8 .6 0 $ 9 .0 0 $ 9 .4 0 $ 9 .8 0 $ 1 0 . 2 0 $ 10.60 o v e r

an d

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g
S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g s _____________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n .....................
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n . _
_ _ .
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4h /
.............
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , f u r n i t u r e a n d b e d d i n g ____
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n _______________
F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (e x c e p t c h in a ,
g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) 6 _______________ __
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 6 _____________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) . .
E v e n i n g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s o n ly
( a l l s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) ___________________
S a le s c l e r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s 4 a / __________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n __
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 c / __________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g 4 a / _________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _______________________
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
....
S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s 6 _____________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 6 ___________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) . .
E v e n i n g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s o n ly
( a l l s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) --------------------- —
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s ________________________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _______________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ---------- ----------------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y -------------------------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 c / -------------------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s 4b / _________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _______________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 b / __________________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ---------------------------------P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) . .
E v e n i n g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s o n ly
( a l l s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) ------------------------------

83
31
52
78
52
170
73
97
166
69
97

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

309
119

4
4

-

-

6

3

24
4
13

40

6

48
28
14

8

101

2 .9 0
2 .9 7
2 .7 9

89

2.9 2

-

6

5

7

167
73
150
62
254
43
139
67
40
179
69
52

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

58
204
28
147
no
85
67
43
178
165
76
63
63

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

39

3 .01

51 0
229
20 5

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

8

_

8

76

2 .9 0

"

11

5

4
4
4
4
-

-

3
3
3
3

6

-

-

1

1
1

1
1

1
1

-

-

1

1

-

1

1

1

-

-

11

28
9

14

8

99
37
26

48
23
16

15

11

36

6

1

6

12

6

1

5

6

-

6

1

6

12

6

1

5

4
5
3

-

76

39

18

4

19

5

6

16
14

6
6

4
4

23
9
13

31

18

4

6
1
2

8
6

6

8

3

17

4
4
4
4
-

1
1

1
8

7
7
4
-

4
4
-

12

4
4
4
-

-

8
8

-

15
15
4
4

-

3
3

6

12
12

8

11

1

2

16

-

3

-

17
13

'

4

1
1
1

3
7

1
1

1
1

5

1

-

19
19
51
19
16

5
5
29
17

6
6

10
10
10

12
10
2
2
1

-

-

10

12
12

1

23
23
23
23
17
4
13
17
4
13

2
1
1
2
1

4

3

2
2

2
1

4

3

2
6

18

5

5

3

1

2

2

4
5
4

3
5
3

1

3

.
5
5
5
5

3
2
1

3

2
2

2

2
1
1

9
7

2
8

5
3
7
4
3

6

6
6

13
11
2

13

4
2
6

1
6
12

18

8
6
2

6

8
6
2

5
1
6

1

-

14
14
14
14

2
2

2
1
5 29

2

13
16
26

2

10

-

16

-

31
4
23

3
4
7
4
42
37

20

32
2

26
15

19
19
9
9
4
4

18
14
9
7

1
1
1
1

21

21

4

16
5

19

1

1

14

9

6

16

5

92
26
46

89
44
33

76
19
48

149
87
40

61
38
15

15

20

12

9

22

8

1

32
31
7

2
-

32
32

6

11
2

4
2

6
12

1

13
9
13
9
4
4
-

19
18
15
14

-

7
4
7
4
7
7
5
-

21

6

17

-

4

6

6

8

4
8

4
13
11

13
-

4

11

6

-

4

-

1

5

8
2
10
2
10

6

10

2

4

10

4
4
-

4
4

-

-

11

2

6

10

2

8
2

2

3
2

1
1

4

-

3

6

4
3
4
3
-

2
1
1

1

6

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2

-

-

-

-

5

1

2
1
2
1
12
7 12
11

-

11

1

2

2

1

5

1
2

-

-

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-

-

-

-

-

1
1

-

-

6

10

1
1
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-

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6

16

9
17
17
4

-

2

5

1

15
15
15
15

5
5

4
15
7
4
32
30

8
8

3
3
3
3

-

6

6
6

2

4

5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
-

1

-

4
4

2
2

9

5

-

-

4

2
2

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8.66

4
5
4
9
7

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-

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10
6

1

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8 .2 7
7 .7 1

5
4

2

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6

4

13
-

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13
13
-

12

2

12

6
6
1

3

4

1

1

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-

9
9
5
5
3
3
-

1

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20

2

3
3

6

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1

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6

3
-

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1

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1

2

2

2
2

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6

“

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e l l i n g 8
C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) -------------------------------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s --------------------------------P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s __________________ __
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y _________________________




12
2

3
3

-

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

Number
of
workera

O c c u p a t i o n 1*
3
2

Average $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 .2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 .2 0
hourly
earnings2 a n d
under
$ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 .2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 .2 0 $ 8 .6 0

$ 8 .6 0 $ 9 .00 $ 9 .4 0

$9.80 $10.20 $ 1 0 .6 0
and

$ 9 .0 0 $ 9 .4 0 $ 9 .8 0 $10.20 $10.60

over

S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e l l i n g 8 —
C o n ti n u e d
-

1
1

12
12

2
2

_

-

-

29
8
18

10
3
7
58
7
46

206
93
106

99
53
30

45

3
564
130
42 2

5
178
40
138

7
130
37
78

2 .3 7

36

12

263
106
117

D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s _________________________
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs .
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
S to c k c l e r k s ________________________________
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
__
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs .
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n ly
W rap d e s k c le r k s
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs
___
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs _
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n ly

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

6

40
2
38

40
147
87
37
144
65
53

3 .0 4
3 .0 7
3 .2 3
2 .6 5
2 .8 2
2 .9 6
2 .5 7

-

1
1

26

2 .9 6

85
67
18
599
259
285

$ 3 .3 0
3 .4 5
2 .7 8
2 .7 2
2 .7 8
2 .6 4

55
1 ,2 6 1
329
838

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

94

2
2

74
33
33

21
11
10
70
33
32

13
13
_
58
30
17

16
199
54
130

8
26
18
3

5
40
26
10

11
39
22
10

15

15

5

4

7

14
4
10

28
1
19

59
38
21

27
11
5

44
27
8

-

-

8
8

8
4
1

-

11
9
9

_

19
1
18
12
7
5

15
4
11

32
6
17

"

“

-

93
-

3
-

81
-

-

18
18
_
1
1

2
1
1
1
1

4
4

3
1
2

_
_

1
1

31
10
9

12
11
1

2
2

12
45
29
5
16
9
3

13
10
3
3
3

4

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s 8
C a s h i e r s , o ff ic e
F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n ly .
C l e r k s , a d j u s t m e n t .........
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ...
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s __
S w i tc h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s
F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n ly
_

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6

_
.

_

_

9

9

15
12
3

9
30
19
6
40
24
5

2

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11

18
9
5
11

_

1
T h e N a s s a u — u f f o l k S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s o f N a s s a u a n d S u ffo lk
S
C o u n tie s .
2
E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n ts b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e t o S e p t e m b e r 197 3 ;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a i d on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in fo rm a tio n is p r e s e n te d fo r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n l y ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r th a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s . O v e r a l l o c c u p a t i o n m a y ,




h o w e v e r,

in c lu d e f u l l - o r p a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a t e ly .
4
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n th e b a s i s o f: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 5 a t $ 1 0 . 60 t o $ 1 1 ; 3 a t $ 1 1 to $ 1 1 .4 0 ; 9 a t $ 1 1 .4 0
t o $ 1 1 . 8 0 ; 3 a t $ 1 2 . 6 0 to $ 1 3 ; a n d 9 a t $ 1 3 a n d o v e r .
6
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d of w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e re m o s t c o m m o n ly p a id on a b a s i s o f s t r a i g h t s a l a r y .
7
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 1 a t $ 1 0 . 60 t o $ 1 1 ; 1 a t $ 1 1 to $ 1 1 .4 0 ; 4 a t $ 1 1 .4 0
t o $ 1 1 .8 0 ; a n d 6 a t $ 1 2 . 2 0 a n d o v e r .
8
A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s t r a i g h t s a l a r y .
9
I n c lu d e s 1 w o r k e r a t $ 1 . 6 0 t o $ 1 . 8 0 .

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

Averse* $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0
hourly ,
and
earnings

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

$ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 .2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0

$ 8 .2 0

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

O ccu p a tio n 3

Number
of
workers

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

$ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 .2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 .2 0

over

and

under

Store o c c u p a tio n s, s e llin g

2
1
26
20

$ 3 .3 5
3 .7 0
3 .4 9
3 .6 8

47
42

1

_
-

-

-

2
1

5
4
4
4

2
1
2
1

2
1
2

1
1

5
3
4
3

5 .6 5
5 .5 4

31

Straigh t c o m m is s io n __ _j____ _
........
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s 4 a / ____
Straight c o m m is s io n ______.________
S a le s c le r k s , fu rn itu re and bedding
( a ll fu ll- tim e w o r k e r s ) 4 a / -----------S traigh t c o m m is s io n
S a le s c le r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (ex c e p t c h in a ,
g la s s w a r e , and la m p s) 4 a / __— --------—
__________
Straight s a la r y __
„
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s 5 b / ____ ______
P a r t -t im e w o r k e r s 5 a / ________________
S a le s c le r k s , m e n 's c lo th in g 4b / ________
S a la r y plu s c o m m is s io n __ __ __
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s ^ / ________ __
S a la ry plu s c o m ^ n is s io n _______
S a le s c le r k s , n o tio n s a / _____________ _—
P a r t -t im e w o r k e r ________________
S a le s c le r k s , s h o e s 5c 7 _ _________________
F u ll- t im e w orker's^ c / _______________ _

66
36
46
19
28
18

22
13
2
1

2 .2 6
1.87
2 .3 6
2 .0 3
4 .3 2
4 .1 0
4 .3 6
3 .9 0

1.92

-

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3
3

5
5
5

-

2
2
1
1
9

7
114
73

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

2

222

24

28
133
79

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

91
52
44
34

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

1
1

28
27

1
6
1
2
3

9
4
3
5

2
1
2

-

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5

7
5

8

3
3

7

2
2
1
1
1
1

4
13

8

9

6

6

5

4

5

4

4

-

1
1
1

1

-

-

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-

-

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1
1

15

6

4
3

4

4

7

3
3

4
4
4
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5
5

7

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1
1
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2
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4

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2
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2
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Store o c c u p a tio n s , non s e llin g 6
C le a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) ________ __ __ ______
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s __
____ ______
D is p la y a s s is t a n t s ___________
____ ___
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s ________ ______
F in is h e r s , fu rn itu re ____________ _________
R e c e iv e r s (a ll f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ) ___
Stock c le r k s ____________ _________ _ __
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s __________________

152
41
37

1
2

22

-

35
33

1
1

-

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14

1
1
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1
0
8
9
2
3
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28
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1
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26
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44
-

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28

1
1

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1
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2

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3

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-

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3

O ffice c le r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s 6
C a s h ie r s , o f f i c e --------------------------------------F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s --------------------------- _
Sw itchboard o p e r a t o r s _________________
F u ll- t im e w o r k e r s __________________

2
2

-

15
15

1
1

11

26
9
14

13
7

8

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8

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'

T h e N e w O r l e a n s S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s o f J e f f e r s o n , O r l e a n s , S t.
B e r n a r d , a n d S t. T a m m a n y P a r i s h e s .
2
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d fo r w o rk on w e e k e n d s, h o lid a y s , a n d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r iz e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r l y r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a id on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a lly r e la te to S e p te m b e r 1973;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o l l y p a id on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
1




3
3

2
2

3
3
3
3

2
2

3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n t e d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r t h a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s . O v e r a l l o c c u p a t i o n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- tim e w o r k e r s , by m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a te ly .
4
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d on a b a s i s o f: (a) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n th e b a s i s o f: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6
A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s t r a i g h t s a la r y .

(N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s tr a i g h t - t i m e h o u rly e a r n in g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v is o r y w o r k e rs

O c c u p a tio n *

Number
of
workera

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Average $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $ 9 .2 0 ■ $ 9 ^ y
hourly 2 a n d
and
earning! u n d e r
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S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g

S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g s ____________
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
__ ...
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s .... ........................................
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n ly
1 ______________________
S a le s c l e r k s , fu r n itu r e an d
b e d d i n g ________________________________ _____
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n .
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n _ .... .
_
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S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n . _
P a r t- tim e w o r k e rs , s tra ig h t
c o m m is s io n
_ _
S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a r e s (e x c e p t
c h i n a , g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) ' a / ______
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 7 a / __________________
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a /
__ ...
S a le s c l e r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s 7b / _______________ ____
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ._
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 7 b / __________________
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
_
_
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n ’s c l o t h i n g
...
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n . . .
___
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 5a / _ ________________
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y 5a , b / .
_
_
... .
S a l e s c l e r k s , n o t i o n s 7a /
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y . ” . ___________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 7a /
S tr a ig h t s a l a r v
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E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n ly ( a ll s t r a i g h t s a la r y ) . . .
S a le s c l e r k s , s h o e s
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
. ... .
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
_ ...
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs .
___ ...
... ...
S tr a ig h t s a la r y .




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of

O c c u p a tio n 3

hourly 2
earnings

$ 1 .8 0 $ 2 .0 0 $ 2 .2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 .0 0 $ 8 .4 0 $ 8 .8 0 $9-20 $ 9.60
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S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g —
C o n ti n u e d

S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s — C o n ti n u e d
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s — C o n ti n u e d
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ___________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n _______________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________ ____
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ------- ------ -------------------S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s a / ------------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 7a / ------------------------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a il s t r a i g h t s a la ry )L
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y 5a / --------------------------------S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g

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C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e -----------------------------------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s --------------------------------P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ------------------------------E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
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w o r k e r s o n l y ---------------------------------------O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s

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O c c u p a tio n *

Number
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Average
hourly 2
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and
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over

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1

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O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s 9 —
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C l e r k s , a d j u s t m e n t —----------------------------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _______ _____ _________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y ___________________________
S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s _____________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y ___________________________

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T h e N e w Y o r k S ta n d a r d M e tro p o lita n S ta t is t i c a l A r e a c o n s is ts o f N e w Y o rk C ity (B ro n x ,
N e w Y o r k , Q u e e n s , a n d R ic h m o n d C o u n ti e s ) ; R o c k l a n d a n d W e s t c h e s t e r C o u n tie s *
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d f o r w o rk on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , a n d l a t e s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r l y r e c u r r in g p a r t o f e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d i n g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d o n a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e to S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 3 ;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a i d o n t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e t o A u g u s t 1 973.
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d fo r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t- t im e (o th e r th a n f r a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s . O v e r a ll o c c u p a tio n m a y ,
h o w e v e r , in c lu d e f u l l - o r p a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t sh o w n s e p a r a t e ly .
1

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24

42
27
4

11

4
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 4 a t $ 9 . 6 0 to $ 1 0 ;
8 a t $ 1 0 to $ 1 0 . 4 0 ; 1 a t $ 1 0 . 4 0
$ 1 0 . 8 0 ; 3 a t $ 1 0 . 8 0 t o $ 1 1 . 2 0 ; 7 a t $ 1 1 . 2 0 t o $ 1 1 . 6 0 ; a n d 15 a t $ 1 1 . 6 0 a n d o v e r .
5
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a t o w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y r r\e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f : (a) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 15 a t $ 9 . 6 0 .t o $ 1 0 ; 9 a t $ 1 0 to $ 1 0 .4 0 ; 23 a t $ 1 0 . 4 0
t o $ 1 0 .8 0 ; 4 a t $ 1 0 .8 0 t o $ 1 1 .2 0 ; 7 a t $ 1 1 .2 0 t o $ 1 1 .6 0 ;
8 a t $ 1 1 .6 0 t o $ 1 2 ; 7 a t $12 to $ 1 2. 4 0 ; 7
t o $ 1 2 . 8 0 ; 4 a t $ 1 2 . 8 0 t o $ 1 3 . 2 0 ; 8 a t $ 1 3. 2 0 t o $ 13.
6 0 ; 5 a t $ 1 3. 6 0 to $ 14; a n d 28 a t $14
7
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n t h e b a s i s of: (a) s a l a r y p l u s c o m ­
m i s s i o n ; (b) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
8
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 10 a t $ 9 . 6 0 to $ 1 0 ; 6 a t $ 1 0 to $ 1 0 . 4 0 ; 6 a t $ 1 0 . 4 0
t o $ 1 0 . 8 0 ; 1 a t $ 1 0 . 8 0 t o $ 1 1 . 2 0 ; 13 a t $ 1 1 . 2 0 t o $ 1 1 . 6 0 ; a n d 15 a t $ 1 1 .6 0 a n d o v e r .
9
A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id on a s tr a ig h t s a la r y .

to

a t $ 12s
and o

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)

O c c u p a tio n 3

Number
of

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
Arerage $ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 . 2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 . 2 0 $ 8 .6 0 $ 9 .0 0
hourly
and
and
earning! 4 u n d e r
$ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0

$ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $7.4Q, S7.8Q $ 8 . 2 0 $ 8 -6 9 $2:0,9 o v e r

$ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .40 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $4 -6 0 $ 5 .9 9 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0

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159
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33

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21

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109
104
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52

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223
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71

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3 .0 6
3 .9 1
6 .3 8
5 .4 1
4 .3 2
6 .4 4
4 .3 6
2 .5 6
4 .1 3
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S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______________________
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n . .
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
S a le s c l e r k s , h o u s e w a re s (e x c e p t
c h in a , g la s s w a r e , an d la m p s )
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
P u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
.
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4a /
_ ........
E v e n in g a n d /o r^ w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y 3-/
. .
S a le s c le r k s , m a jo r k itc h e n an d
la u n d ry a p p lia n c e s
...........
S tr a ig h t s a la r y
.
__
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g
S tr a ig h t s a la r y
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P u ll - t i m e w o r k e r s
. .
S tr a ig h t s a la r y
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ...................
. ...
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______________________
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
^ rifW e rfi o n ly a /
S a le s c l e r k s , n o tio n s
S tr a ig h t s a la r y . . .
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
_
_
p u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
_ _
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n
P a r t - t i m e y m rltp rs ^ a /
. .

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4 .4 6
5 .2 8
5 .3 4
5 .3 1
5 .4 6
2 .7 2
5 .8 7
4 .0 4
5 .4 2
6 .1 3
6 .0 5
4 .8 6
5 .4 2
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203

120

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45
116
257
66

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129
188
32
49
107
51
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13
18
239
231
8

114
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of
worker*

NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
$ 1 .6 0 $ 1 .8 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .6 0 $ 5 .0 0 $ 5 .4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 . 2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $ 7 .0 0 $ 7 .4 0 $ 7 .8 0 $ 8 . 2 0 $ 8 .6 0
and
earnings^
under

$ 9 .0 0

,$ 1 - M $2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 .$2 ,- 2 0 $ 3 .4 0 S 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 ,0 0 $ 4 ,2 0 .$1,-60 $ 5 - 0 0 . $ 5 -4 0 $ 5 .8 0 $ 6 , 2 0 $ 6 .6 0 $7*00 -$2 * 1 0 $ 7 :8 0 $ 8 . 2 0 $ 8 .6 0 $ 9 .0 0

Number

O c c u p a tio n 3

over

Average

hourly

and

S t o r e o c c u p a t i o n s , s e l l i n g — C o n ti n u e d
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s __________________ ____
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______________________
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ____________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ______________________

46 5
44
123
298
247
18
64
165
164
24

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

13
9
4
4

14

2 .6 6

2

1

S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n g g o o d s 5 ........................
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y .............................................
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 5 ____________________
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _______ ____ __________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e rs ( a ll s tr a ig h t
s a l a r y ) __________________________________

183
157
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2 .4 8
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2 .9 3
2 .4 8
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C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e _____________________________
F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs .
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _________ ____________
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y ___________________________
C l e r k s , a d j u s t m e n t ________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s _____________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ________ ______________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________

-

-

4

4

1

2

-

3
3

9
2

2

5
75
33
42
19

-

7

25

21

59
28
27
4

4

1

20

12
10

14

13
3

13

3
3
9

8

8

10

3

1

15
48
26
20

12

1
T h e P h ila d e lp h ia S ta n d a rd M e tro p o lita n S ta tis tic a l a r e a
c o n s i s t s o f T h r e e I n n e r C o u n ti e s o f
D e l a w a r e a n d P h i l a d e l p h i a C o u n t i e s , P a . , a n d C a m d e n C o u n ty , N . J . ; a n d F i v e O u t e r C o u n ti e s o f
B u c k s , C h e s t e r , a n d M o n t g o m e r y C o u n ti e s , P a . , a n d B u r l i n g to n a n d G l o u c e s t e r C o u n t i e s , N . J .
2
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d fo r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , a n d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r l y r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y th e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d i n g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a id on a s t r a i g h t - s a la r y b a s is n o r m a lly r e la t e to S e p te m b e r 1973;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a i d o n t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 -m o n th p e r io d e n d in g a s n e a r a s p o s s ib le to A u g u s t 1973.




4
16
14
4

3

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22
2

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6

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30
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8

6

10

32
-

6

C le a n e rs (p o r te r s )
_ .
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s __________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ......... ................... .................
R e c e i v e r s ............... ............ ................... ................... .......
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ________ ____ ________
S to c k c l e r k s _________________ ______ _________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________
W r a p d e s k c l e r k s ___________________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d
w o r k e r s o n l y ___________________________
O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s

24
4
5
15
4
-

-

16
13
3

1
1

4
4

3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n t e d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r t h a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s . O v e r a l l o c c u p a t i o n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- t im e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a te ly .
4
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a t o w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d on a b a s i s o f : (a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ;
(c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n t h e b a s i s o f s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n .
6

V ir tu a lly a ll w o r k e r s w e r e paid a str a ig h t s a la r y .

7

A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s tr a ig h t s a la r y .

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 of n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s ,

S e p t e m b e r 1973)

N U M B E R O F W O R K E R S R E C E IV IN G S T R A IG H T -T IM E H O U R L Y E A R N IN G S O F—
N um ber
of
worker*

O ccupation3

Store o c c u p atio n s,

Average
hourly
earning* 2

$1.60 $1.70 $1.80 $1.90 $2. 00 $2.1 0 $ 2. 20 $2.40 $2.6 0
and
under
$1.70 $1.80 $1.90 $2.00 $ 2. 10 $2.2 0 $2. 40 $2.6 0 $2.8 0

$2.8 0 $3.00 $3.20 $ 3. 40 $3 .6 0 $3. 80 $4 .0 0 $4 .20 $4 .60 $5.00 $5 .40 $5.8 0 $6.2 0 $6.60 $7.0 0 $7.40 $7.80
an d
$3.0 0 $ 3. 20 $ 3. 40 $ 3. 60 $3 .8 0 $4. 00 $ 4.2 0 $4.60 $5 .00 $5. 40 $5.80 $6 .20 $6.6 0 $7.00 $7 .40 $7.80

over

selling

S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________

S ales c l e r k s , f u r n itu re and
b e d d i n g 4a / _______________________________

S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
S ales c l e r k s , h o u s e w a re s (except

......... .
S traig h t s a la r y
P art-tim e w o r k e rs (a ll stra ig h t salary)—
S ales c l e r k s , m a j o r k itch en and
l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s 4b /' .............
........ .
S traig h t c o m m is s io n
.....................
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s b / __________________
S traig h t c o m m i s s io n .
_
____
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n ' s c l o t h i n g 4b /
.. ..
S traig h t c o m m is s io n
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4b / __________________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .. ............ ..
S a le s c l e r k s , n o tio n s 4C /
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y .............. . ......
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4c / __________________
............
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y .. _
.
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 4r / ...
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y . ..
...............................
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s 4 a / ..
._
__
S traig h t c o m m is s io n
..........
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 5 .. .........
P art-tim e w o rk ers5
_
__
S a l e s c l e r k s , s p o r t i n p (roods 4o./
... ..
S traight s a la ry
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4c / -------------------------S t r a i g h t s a l a r v ..........
....................—
P art-tim e w o rk e rs (a ll s traig h t salar^__

69
62
58
7

$4.42
4.54
4. 57
4 .0 2

145
103
136
94

4 .6 7
5. 29
4.69
5. 39

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320
314
94
88
190

2.09
2. 06
2. 35
2. 27
2 .0 0

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125
104
111
102
103
78
71
57
359
303
103
75
232
204
274
266
125
118
223
211
74
62
133

5.11
5.38
5 .3 9
5.4 5
4.64
4 .7 3
5.05
5. 19
2.18
2.07
2 .5 9
2 .3 4
2.04
2 .0 0
3.37
3.4 0
3.93
2.8 6
2 .3 8
2. 20
3. 09
2 .6 0
2. 06

501
180
291
101
93
97
74
683
257
384
4 03
90
313

2.29
2 .4 4
2 .2 0
3 .18
3.27
2 .8 9
3.17
2 .4 0
2. 65
2. 26
2 .1 3
2. 43
2 .0 4

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56
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32
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44
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34
26
26
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59
14
43
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8
4
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127
58
68
45
8
37

20
8
12
12
11
1
1
33
29
4
32
17
15

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6
6

5
4
5

3
3
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7
7
5
2

4
4
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7
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7
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20
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10
12
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6
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3
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19
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12
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_

1
1
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16
16

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-

4
3
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1

4
1
1
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4
4
2
2

10
8
9
8
1

41
40
14
19
2
2
2
2

11

18
12
6
12
12
4
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26
10
13
17
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18
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16
16
15

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7
6
1
10
10
3
3
11
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9
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2

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3
11
10
14
14

10
10
1
1
5
2
3
3
3

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-

24
24
17
5
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28
28
18
6

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5
5
3
2
_

20
20
10
6
3
3
3
3

2

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_

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14
14
12
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13
12
10
3
4
4
4
4

7
8
7
8
7

8
8
8
8

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S to res occu p atio n s, n o nselling 6
fleanprs (p o rte rs).
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ---------------------------P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ................... ., ..
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s ___ __ ______ __ _________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
R e c e i v e r s ____________________________________
p i p 1-t-jrrie w o r k e r s
S t o c k c l e r k s _________ _______ - ______ ____
F u ll-tim e w orkers
P art-tim e w orkers
.
...........
Wrap r|/= p l p r l f S
* r
]r
]
F u ll-tim e w o rk ers
........
P art-tim e w orkers .
............. . ....




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8

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48
48

_
_

24
8
16

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61
13
46
104
16
88

_
_

10
10
23
21
14
14

79
42
33
4
2
8
8
149
21
108
20
1
19

46
22
22
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71
24
39
20
1

19

188
42
124
11
8
1
_
121
53
62
72
18
54

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3
3
6
5
12
10
2
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_

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2
2

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7
7
3
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6
6
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N U M B E R O F W O R K E R S R E C E IV IN G S T R A IG H T -T IM E H O U R L Y E A R N IN G S O F—

Number
of

O ccupation3

Average $1.60 $1.70 $ 1. 80 $1. 90 $2.0 0 $ 2. 10 $2.2 0 $2. 40 $2 .6 0 $2 .8 0 $3.0 0 $ 3. 20 $ 3. 40 $3. 60 $3.8 0 $ 4.0 0 $4 .20 $4.60 $5.00 $5 .40 $5.80 $6.20 $6.60 $7.00 $7 .40 $7.80
hourly
earning* 2 a n d
an d
under
$1.70 $1.80 $ 1. 90 $2.0 0 $ 2. 10 $ 2. 20 $ 2. 40 $2.60 $ 2. 80 $ 3. 00 $3.2 0 $3.4 0 $ 3. 60 $3.8 0 $4.00 $ 4.2 0 $4 .6 0 $5.0 0 $5 .40 $5. 80 $6.20 $6.60 $7.00 $7.40 $7.80 o v e r

O ffice c l e r i c a l o c c u p a t i o n s 6
C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e _____________ _____________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ___ _______________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s -------------------------------C l e r k s , a d j u s t m e n t _____________________ _
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s _____________ ______
S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s ____________________
P art-tim e w orkers

.

..........

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94
131
95
42
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60
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2. 75
2 .2 4
2 .25
2 .36
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1 T h e S t. L o u i s S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a c o n s i s t s of t h e c i t y of St. L o u i s ; a n d
t h e c o u n t i e s of F r a n k l i n , J e f f e r s o n , St. C h a r l e s , a n d S t. L o u i s , M o . ; a n d t h e c o u n t i e s of M a d i s o n
a n d S t. C l a i r , 111.
2 E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
A l s o e x c l u d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , t h a t is n ot a r e g u l a r l y r e c u r r i n g p a r t of e m p l o y e e c o m p e n s a t i o n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g. , b e d d i n g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e t o S e p t e m b e r 1973;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o l l y p a i d on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r l y a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 197 3.




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3 W h e re p o s s i b le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a ti o n is p r e s e n t e d fo r f u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ; evening and w eekend
only (frac tiona l) w o r k e r s ; and p a r t - t i m e (o th er than fractional) w o r k e r s . O v e ra ll occupation m ay,
h o w e v e r , i n c l u d e f u l l - o r p a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s , b y m e t h o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y .
4 M o s t of t h e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d on t h e b a s i s of: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5 I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a t o w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n of s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a by m e t h o d of w a g e p a y m e n t ;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d on a b a s i s of s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
All w o r k e r s w e re paid a s t r a i g h t s a la r y .

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)
N U M B E R O F W O R K E R S R E C E IV IN G S T R A IG H T -T IM E H O U R L Y E A R N IN G S O F —

O c c u p a tio n 3

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b e d d i n g 4 b / ______________ ________
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F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 b / __ ______________
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c h in a , g la s s w a r e , a n d la m p s ):
S a la r y p lu s c o m m is s io n .
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P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs:
S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n __ _________
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l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e 4 b / -------- ------------- ------S a la ry p lu s c o m m is s io n .
_ ______
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 5 ____________________
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-------------------- . .
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-------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n . -----------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ----------------- --------------S t r a i g h t s a d a r y ----------- -------------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n _________ —
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S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g 6
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1 T h e S a n F r a n c i s c o — a k la n d S t a n d a r d M e t r o p o l i t a n S t a t i s t i c a l A r e a
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c o n s is ts of A la m e d a ,
C o n t r a C o s t a , M a r i n , S a n F r a n c i s c o , a n d S a n M a t e o C o u n ti e s .
2 E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y th e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n ts b y i n d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d i n g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e t o S e p t e m b e r 197 3 ;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a id on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n th p e r io d e n d in g a s n e a r l y a s p o s s ib le to A u g u st 1973.
3 W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in fo r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d




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o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s ; a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r t h a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s . O v e r a l l o c c u p a t i o n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- t im e w o r k e r s , b y m e th o d of w a g e p a y m e n t n o t sh ow n s e p a r a te ly .
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d on th e b a s i s of: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a t o w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n ly p a id on a b a s i s o f s t r a i g h t c o m m is s io n .
A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s t r a i g h t s a l a r y .
W o r k e r a t $ 1 . 8 0 to $ 2 .

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( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—
of
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O c c u p a tio n 3

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S tr a ig h t s a l a r y
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( a ll s t r a i g h t s a la r y )
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S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e llin g 6

m o a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) ....................
.................
F u ll- tim e w o rk e rs
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ___________________
n i s p la y a s s i s t a n t s
..... _ .. ...
F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs
R e c e iv e r s , ( a ll f u ll- tim e
w o rk e rs)
_
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( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a t i o n s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 3 )

1

The

S e a ttle — v e r e tt
E

S ta n d a r d

M e tro p o lita n S ta tis tic a l A r e a c o n s is ts

o f K in g a n d S n o h o m i s h

C o u n tie s .
E x c lu d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r tim e a n d fo r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , a n d l a te s h i f t s .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . , b e d d i n g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d on a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e t o S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 3 ;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o lly p a i d on t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r l y a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .
3
W h e re p o s s ib le , s e p a r a t e in f o r m a tio n is p r e s e n te d f o r f u ll- tim e w o r k e r s ; e v e n in g a n d w e e k e n d
2




o n ly ( f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s ; a n d p a r t - t i m e ( o t h e r t h a n f r a c t i o n a l ) w o r k e r s . O v e r a l l o c c u p a t i o n m a y ,
h o w e v e r, in c lu d e f u ll- o r p a r t- t im e w o r k e r s
b y m e th o d o f w a g e p a y m e n t n o t show n s e p a r a t e ly .
4
M o s t o f th e w o r k e r s n o t s h o w n s e p a r a t e l y w e r e p a i d o n th e b a s i s of: (a) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ;
(b) s a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ; (c ) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
5
I n s u f f i c i e n t d a t a to w a r r a n t p u b l i c a t i o n o f s e p a r a t e e a r n i n g s d a t a b y m e t h o d of w a g e p a y m e n t;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o s t c o m m o n l y p a i d o n a b a s i s o f: (a ) s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ; (b) s a l a r y p lu s c o m m i s s i o n ;
(c) s t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n .
6
A ll w o r k e r s w e r e p a id a s t r a i g h t s a l a r y .

( N u m b e r a n d a v e r a g e s t r a i g h t - t i m e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s 2 o f n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in s e l e c t e d o c c u p a ti<

i n d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)
NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

O c c u p a tio n

3

of
worker*

$ 1 .8 0 $ 1 .9 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 1 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 $ 7 .6 0 $ 8 . 0 0
hourly
earnings 2 U n d e i a n d
an d
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S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , s e llin g
S a l e s c l e r k s , f l o o r c o v e r i n g s 4 _____ ____
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ___ __
____
F u ll-tim e w o r k e r s 4
S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n ..
S a le s c le r k s , f u r n itu re and
b e d d i n g 4 __ _______________________________
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________ ________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 ___ ___ ______ __
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ------- ---------------P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 7 b / _________ _ ___
S a le s c le r k s , h o u s e w a re s (e x c e p t
c h i n a , g l a s s w a r e , a n d l a m p s ) 7 a / --------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 7 a / _________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s (a ll s tr a ig h t
s a l a r y )____ ____________ _________________
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l a u n d r y a p p l i a n c e s 4 --------------------------------S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ________________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s 4 __ ------------------------S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n — _____ __
S a l e s c l e r k s , m e n 's c l o t h i n g ____
_____
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ____ _____ — -------S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n — — -------------F u ll-tim e w o r k e r s . _
_ _ ______ _
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y _______ _____ ___ _
S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n ------ --- _ ___
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs 7 b /— ----- —
E v e n in g a n d / o r w e e k e n d w o r k e r s
(a ll s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ) _______
S a le s c l e r k s , n o tio n s
( a l l s t r a i g h t s a l a r y ),______________________
S a l e s c l e r k s , s h o e s — --------------------------------S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ---------------------------------S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n —
— --------F u ll-tim e w o r k e rs _
— —
— __
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ---------------------------------S tr a ig h t c o m m is s io n —
------ ----P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s 7 b / -------------------------S a le s c le r k s , s p o rtin g g o o d s:
S t r a i g h t s a l a r y ------ -------- ----- -----P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs:
S tr a ig h t s a l a r y —
------- --------------

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S to r e o c c u p a tio n s , n o n s e l l i n g 9
C l e a n e r s ( p o r t e r s ) ---------__ — --------- .
F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs _
—
_ _ -----—
P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs—
_
_ —
D i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s ---------------------------------------F u ll-tim e w o rk e rs —
---------------------F in i s h e r s , f u r n itu r e , (a ll f u ll- tim e
WOTKc TS J -----------------—
—_——
R e c e i v e r s ------------------------------------------------------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ______________________
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s __________ _________




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9

5
5

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6

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4
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NUMBER OF WORKERS RECEIVING STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY EARNINGS OF—

O c c u p a tio n

N um ber
of
w o rk e r*

3

TO

$ 1 .8 0 $ L 9 0 $ 2 . 0 0 $ 2 . 1 0 $ 2 . 2 0 $ 2 .4 0 $ 2 .6 0 $ 2 .8 0 $ 3 .0 0 $ 3 .2 0 $ 3 .4 0 $ 3 .6 0 $ 3 .8 0 $ 4 .0 0 $ 4 .2 0 $ 4 .4 0 $ 4 .8 0 $ 5 .2 0 $ 5 .6 0 $ 6 . 0 0 $ 6 .4 0 $ 6 .8 0 $ 7 .2 0 "$7.60
U n d e r an d
an d
earning* 13
2
$ 1 .8 0 u n d e r
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A v erag e
h o u r ly

S t o r e o c c u p a t i o n s , n o n s e l l i n g 9—
C o n ti n u e d
S to c k c l e r k s . .
___________
— —____
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s --------------------------------P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ___ __ — _____ —
W r a p d e s k c l e r k s — ----- __
__ — — _
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s _ _ ______
______
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s — __ _____
______
O ffic e c l e r i c a l o c c u p a tio n s

58 0
325
147
151
93
50

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

319
189
128
105
76

2 .3 6
2 .4 2
2 .2 8
2 .5 5
2 .6 2
2 .4 9
2 .5 8
2 .4 0

6

18
7

-

7

-

-

6

9
3
3
5
5

129
39
14
27
16
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77
59
5
25
18
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195
99
93
34
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39
24
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114
52
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25
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49
18
26
26
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15
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20

70
49

37
30
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11
10
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18
14
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7
4
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44
36

20

13
7

9
3
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C a s h i e r s , o f f i c e ------------------------------ --------F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ----- — — ----------P a rt-tim e w o rk e rs —
______ ___
C l e r k s a d j u s t m e n t __________________________
------------F u ll- tim e w o r k e r s —
—
_
S w i t c h b o a r d o p e r a t o r s ____________ _________
F u l l - t i m e w o r k e r s ____ ___________ _ ______
P a r t - t i m e w o r k e r s ______ _
__ —

101

50
49

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8
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1 T he W ashington Standard M etropolitan S ta tis tic a l A rea c o n s is ts of the D is tr ic t of C olum bia;
the c it ie s of A le x a n d r ia , F a ir fa x , and F a lls Church, V a . ; and the co u n tie s of A rlin g to n , F a ir fa x ,
Loudoun, and P r in c e W illia m V a. ; and M ontgom ery and P r in c e G eo r g e s, Md.
2 E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y fo r o v e r tim e and fo r w ork on w eek en d s, h o lid a y s , and la te s h ifts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r iz e , o r push m o n ey , that i s not a r e g u la r ly re cu rr in g p a rt o f em p lo y e e c o m p e n sa ­
tion paid by the s to r e and a ll such paym ents by incjividual v en d o rs, e . g . , bedding and ap p lia n ce
m a n u fa c tu r e r s . E a r n in g s fo r w o r k e r s paid on a s tr a ig h t-s a la r y b a s is n o r m a lly r e la te to S e p tem b er
1973; c o m m is s io n e a r n in g s fo r w o r k e r s p a rtly or w h o lly paid on that b a s is w e r e a v e r a g ed , w h ere
f e a s ib le , o v e r a 1 2-m o n th p e r io d ending a s n ea r a s p o s s ib le to August 1973.
3 W here p o s s ib le , s e p a r a te in fo rm a tio n i s p r e sen te d fo r fu ll-tim e w o r k e r s; ev en in g and w e e k ­
end on ly (fr a c tio n a l) w o r k e r s ; and p a r t-tim e (o th er than fra c tio n a l) w o r k e r s . O v er a ll occu p a tio n




12

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m a y , h o w ev e r , in clu d e f u ll- o r p a r t-tim e w o r k e r s by m ethod of w age paym ent not shown se p a r a te ly .
4 M ost of the w o r k e r s not shown s e p a r a te ly w e r e paid on the b a s is of stra ig h t s a la r y .
5 W ork ers w e r e d istr ib u ted a s fo llo w s: 3 at $ 8 to $ 8 .4 0 ; 3 at $ 8 .8 0 to $ 9 .2 0 ; and 6 at $ 9 .2 0
and o v e r .
6 W o rk ers w e r e d istr ib u ted as fo llo w s:
6 at $ 8 to $ 8 .4 0 ; 5 at $ 8 .4 0 to $ 8 .8 0 ; 4 at
$ 8 .8 0
to $ 9. 2 0 ; 4 at $ 9 . 2 0 to $ 9 . 60; 3 at $ 9 . 60 to $ 1 0 ; and 5 at $ 1 0 and o v e r .
7 In su ffic ie n t data to w arran t p u b lication of s e p a r a te ea r n in g s data by m ethod of w age paym ent;
w o r k e r s w e r e m o st c o m m o n ly paid on a b a s is of: (a) str a ig h t sa la r y ; (b) str a ig h t c o m m iss io n .
8 W orkers w e r e d istr ib u ted a s fo llo w s: 8 at $ 8 to $ 8 .4 0 ; 3 at $ 8 .4 0 to $ 8 .8 0 ; 10 at
$ 8 .8 0
to $ 9. 2 0 ; 1 at $ 9. 20 to $ 9 . 60; and 8 at $ 9 . 60 and o v e r .
9 V ir tu a lly a ll w o r k e r s w e r e paid a str a ig h t s a la r y .

( P e r c e n t d is tr ib u tio n of f u l l - t i m e a d j u s t m e n t c l e r k s

in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s b y s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s , 1 19 s e l e c t e d a r e a s ,
N o rth east

W eekly e a r n i n g s 1

U n d e r jfc 7 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------$ 70 a n d u n d e r $ 7 5 --------------------------------------------------------

B o s t o n B u ffa lo

1.0
2.1

N a s s a u — Ne w
S u ff o l k
York

5.0

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-

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213,4

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100.0

N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s -------------------------------------------------------e a r n i n g s 1 ---------------------------------------------

96
$
1 13 .0 0

A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s ( s t a n d a r d ) 3 -------------------------------

3 9 .5

$
$
$
$
$

75
80
85
90
95

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and
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and
and

under $
under $
under $
under $
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$
$
$
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100
105
110
115
120

and
and
and
and
and

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under
under
under
under

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$
$
$
$

125
130
135
140
145

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

A v e rag e w eekly

and

-

P h ila­
B alti­
A tlanta
delphia
m ore

N orth C en tral

D allas

M em ­
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$
96 .0 0 1 2 3. 0 0

310
$
122.00

80
$
94.00

55
$
105.50

24
$
9 2 .5 0

38
$
104.50

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37.5

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C l e v e ­ K a n s a s M i n n e a p o l i s — St.
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Louis
C it y
S t. P a u l
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land

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1973)

.
-

1 E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
2 W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 3. 1 p e r c e n t a t $ 15 0 to $1 6 0 ; 2 . 0 p e r c e n t a t $1 6 0 to $17 0;
8 . 3 p e r c e n t a t $ 170 a n d o v e r .
3 S ta n d a rd h o u rs r e f l e c t the w o r k w e e k for w h ich em p lo y e e s r e c e iv e d s t r a i g h t - t i m e e a rn in g s .




S eptem ber

South

-

5.9
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Denver

San
S eattle—
F ran c isc o —
E verett
Oakland

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-

2.9
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A v erag e w eekly h o u rs
dollar.
NOTE:

Because

are

10.0
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41 .2
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5.9

to t h e n e a r e s t h a l f h o u r a n d a v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s to t h e n e a r e s t h a l f

of r o u n d i n g ,

s u m s of i n d i v i d u a l i t e m s m a y n o t e q u a l

100.

( P e r c e n t d i s t r i b u t i o n o f f u l l - t i m e d i s p l a y a s s i s t a n t s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s b y s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s , 1 20 s e l e c t e d a r e a s ,
N ortheast
W eekly e a r n i n g s 1

U n d e r $ 7 0 ------------------------------------------------------$ 7 0 a n d u n d e r $ 7 5 ---------------------------------------$75
$80
$85
$90
$95

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

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

N a ssa u — New
B o s t o n B u ff a lo
S u ff o l k
York

-

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25.9

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$140
$145

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under
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under

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

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$150
$155
$160
$165
$ 170

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

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

5.0

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4 .3

$ 175
$180
$185
$ 190

and
and
and
and

u n d e r $ 1 8 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 1 8 5 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 1 9 0 ------------------------------------o v e r ------------------------------------------------

-

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M i n n e a p o l i s — St.
Louis
S t. Paul

1.4

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land
C ity

1.9
2.9
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6.7

1.1
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2. 2

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W ash­
C hicago
in g to n

2.7

_

4. 3

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

1.7
1.7
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20 .0

under
under
under
under
under

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M iam i
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20.0
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and
and
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and

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$105
$110
$115
$120

-

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Seattle—
F rancisco— E verett
O akland

2.2
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N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s ----------------------------------------

60

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A v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s 1 ----------------------------

$
1 3 6. 0 0

$
87.50

$
1 32 .5 0

$
152.00

$
113.50

$
112.50

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$
1 1 0 . 0 0 ,12 8.5 0

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98.50

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$
113 .50

$
153 .5 0

36
$
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A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s ( s t a n d a r d ) 3 -----------

38 .0

35 .0

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E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e an d fo r w o rk on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , an d la te s h if ts .
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 8 .3 p e r c e n t a t $ 1 9 0 to $1 95 a n d 1 9 .1 p e r c e n t a t $1 9 5 t o $ 2 0 0 .
S t a n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t t h e w o r k w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v e d r e g u l a r s t r a i g h t - t i m e e a r n i n g s .




4.1
1.4
8 .2

_
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-

2.8
2.8
36.1
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A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s a r e t o t h e n e a r e s t h a l f h o u r a n d a v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s to t h e n e a r e s t h a l f d o l l a r .
NOTE:

B e c a u s e of ro u n d in g ,

s u m s o f i n d i v i d u a l i t e m s m a y n o t e q u a l 100.

( P e r c e n t d i s tr i b u ti o n o f f u l l - t i m e f u r n it u r e a n d b e d d in g s a l e s c le r k s in d e p a r tm e n t s t o r e s by s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k ly e a r n in g s ,
N o r th e a s t
W e e k ly e a r n i n g s 1

U n d e r $ 8 0 -------------------------------------------------------$ 8 0 a n d u n d e r $ 9 0 ------------------------------------- —
$ 9 0 a n d u n d e r $ 1 0 0 ---------------------------------------

.

1.2

$150
$160
$170
$180

and
and
and
and
and

u n d e r $ 1 6 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 1 7 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 1 8 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 1 9 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 2 0 0 -------------------------------------

8.1

and
and
$220 and
$ 230 and
$240 and

u n d e r $ 2 1 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 2 2 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 2 3 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 2 4 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 2 5 0 --------------------------------------

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

$250
$260
$270
$280
$290

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

$ 2 6 0 ------------------------------------$ 2 7 0 ------------------------------------$ 2 8 0 ------------------------------------$ 2 9 0 ------------------------------------$ 3 0 0 -------------------------------------

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

$300
$310
$320
$330
$340

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

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

5 .8

$350
$360
$370
$380
$390

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

$ 3 6 0 ------------------------------------$ 3 7 0 ------------------------------------$ 3 8 0 ------------------------------------$ 3 9 0 ------------------------------------$ 4 0 0 -------------------------------------

_
2 .3
2 .3

1.2

_
1 .3

2 .4
4.0
7.6
2 .4
4 .4

9 .5
-

_
3 .0

2.8
2.8

1.0

1.2

1.6
1.6

$200
$210

_
2 .3
5 .8
5 .8

1.6

10.1
.6

2 .4
-

_
3 .3
9 .8

$190

1 .2
1.2
1 .2

0.8
.8

.7
3 .0

4 .4
3.2

.6
.6

3 .3

4 .9
4 .9

3 .3
3 .3
1.6

86

$
2 8 5 .5 0

A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s ( s t a n d a r d ) 5 --------------

3 9 .5

2.6

6.0

1 .3

1.8

2.6
21.1

2.0
2.0
6.0
2.0

3 .7
2 .4
-

6 .4
4 .3
6 .4

6.1

2.1

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

3.2
4.8
5.2
4.8
2 .4

.6

2 .4

_

5.1
4 .4
2 .5
3 .2

.6

_
4 .0
4 .0
4 .0

1.8

3 .0
_

6.6
1.2
1.2
3

2 0 .4

100.0

166
61
$
$
1 6 3 .5 0 3 1 7 .5 0
3 8 .5

2 .4
.4

2.0

3 .6

-

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4 .7
3 .0
2 .7

1.2

-

39-0

3 .0
3 .6

4 .0

3.2
3.6
-

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2.8

1 0 .7
7.1

-

3 .6

_
7 .9
1 .3
1 .3

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3 .6
-

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-

1 .3
2 .5
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3 .6

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100.0

4 0 .0

3 9 -5

2.1

8 .5
4 .3
2.1

1 .3

-

6 .6

6.6
11.8

1 .4

7 .1
1 .3
1 .3
1 .3

2.1
2.1
1.8

5 .2
3 .9
2 .6

_
3 .0
1 .5

3 .7
2 .9

-

6.0

2 .6

3 .0

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1 .5
5 .9
1 .5
5 .9

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

2 .6

3 .9
3 .9
1 0 .5
3 .9
5 .3

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2 .6

3 .9
5 .8

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

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

_
4 .5
1 .5
3 .0
7 .5

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

4 .5
9-7
6 .5

5 .5
3 .2
2 .4

2.6

5 .2

6.1
2.1

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

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

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

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

1 .9
1 .9

1.5
3 .0
4 .5
3 .0
7 .5

_
-

3 .2
1 .3

2.1

-

2.1

2.6
2 .6
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_
-

1.2

-

3 .7
-

_
-

2.6

2.1

1 .9

'

1 .3
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1.8

4 .0
2 .4
1.8
1.6
1.1
2.6
2.1

1 .3
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.6

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

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1 .3
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1 .3

2 .0

1.2

2.1

4 .5

3 .7

100.0

100.0

1 00.0

100.0

10 0 .0

3 8 .5

82
47
$
$
2 3 9 -5 0 2 1 7 .5 0
4 0 .0

3 8 .5

154
379
$
$
2 4 1 .5 0 2 4 2 .5 0
4 0 .0

3 9-5

_
_
_

10 .0

1 1 .4
2 .9
4 .3
1 .4
2 .9

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

1.8

8.6

1 .3

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

9-8
1 .4
6 .3
-

2.6

2.2

8.6

2.8

3.6
3 .6
5 .4
8 .9
7.1

1 .3

.7
5.1
2 .9
1 .5
1 .5

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2 .9

1 0 .5
9-1
5 .6

.
1 .4
-

4 .9

-

2.8

1 .4
-

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1 .4
1 .4
-

11.8
6.6
6 .6

1 .3
7 .9
3 .9
2.6
2.6

6 .6

1 .3
1 .3
2.6

1 .3
1 .3
1 .3

2.2

3 .0
3 .0
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-

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-

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4 .3
4 .3

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100.0

154
67
$
$
2 4 1 .0 0 2 2 0 . 0 0

76
$
1 7 8 .5 0

4 0 .0

3 9-5

2.1

4 .9
_
2.8

-

-

2 .9
100.0

3 8 .5

_

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

-

6.0

-

1 .1

100.0

158
168
76
50
$
$
$
$
2 1 1 .5 0 2 5 1 .0 0 2 0 0 . 0 0 1 8 9 -0 0
3 9 -0

4 .3
6 .4
4 .3

6.0

.6

1.2

-

1 00.0

8 .5
6 .1

12.8

-

1.1

3 .7
-

-

1.9

4 .3
8 .5

San
S e a ttle —
F ra n c is c o —
E v e re tt
O a k la n d

2 .6

1 .3

-

-

100.0

3 .7
9 .8
8 .5
7 .3
2 .4
9-8
12.2
1.2
1.2

D enver

-

6.0

-

1
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e an d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , an d la te s h if ts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t i s n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t o f e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a tio n
p a i d b y t h e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v i d u a l v e n d o r s , e . g . b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r s . E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d o n a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e to S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 3 ;
c o m m i s s i o n e a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r t l y o r w h o l l y p a id o n t h a t b a s i s w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e r e f e a s i b l e ,
o v e r a 1 2 -m o n th p e r io d e n d in g a s n e a r l y a s p o s s ib le in A u g u st 1973.
2 W o rk e rs w e re d is tr ib u te d
a s f o l l o w s : 4 . 7 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 0 0 to $ 4 1 0 ; 1 .2 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 1 0 to
$ 4 2 0 ; 2 . 3 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 2 0 t o $ 4 3 0 ; 1 . 2 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 3 0 to $ 4 4 0 ; 1 .2 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 4 0 to $ 4 5 0 ; 4 . 7
p e r c e n t a t $ 4 5 0 to $ 5 0 0 ; a n d 5 . 8 p e r c e n t o v e r $ 5 0 0 .
3 W o rk e rs w e re d is tr ib u te d
a s f o l l o w s : 7 . 8 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 0 0 to $ 4 1 0 ; 1 .2 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 1 0 to
$ 4 2 0 ; 0 . 6 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 2 0 to $ 4 3 0 ; 3 . 6 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 3 0 to $ 4 4 0 ; 1 .2 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 4 0 to $ 4 5 0 ; a n d
6 . 0 p ercen t over $450.




2.0

-

1.6

3 7.5

10.0
6.0
2 .0

-

100.0

3 8 .0

2.6
2.6

2 .4
3 .0

2 4 .3

303
251
$
$
3 2 7 .5 0 2 2 8 .0 0

3 .9
3 .9

6.0

100.0

4

3 .9

.6

2 .5

2 .3

8 .3
5 .4

3 .2
1 .3

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_
2.1
2.1

6 .4
4 .3

1 .3
1 .3

4.8

_
4 .9
-

0 .8

W est

K a n s a s M i n n e a p o l i s — S t.
L o u is
C it y
S t. P a u l

-

1.2

2.6

3 .0
3 .0
7 .0

N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s ---------------------------------------

-

1 3 .7
4 .2
4 .8

2.0

A v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s 1 ----------------------------

6.0

-

12 .0

1 3 .2
1 .3

1.8

.

-

1.8
6.0

9 .0
4 .8

2.6

-

2.6
2.6

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

2 .4
4 .2
-

-

100 .0

11.8

3.6
7.6
3.6
3.6
3.6

-

2 21.1

6.0
2.0

2.0

1.2

_

1 00.0

3 .9

3 .7
7 .3
2 .7
2 .7
2 .7

4 .8

3 .3
-

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

.6

_
2 .4
-

4 .0
-

4 .8
7 .8
7 .2
4 .2
2 .4

8.2

N o r th C e n tr a l
W ash­
N ew
C le v e ­
M ia m i
C h ic a g o
O r le a n s in g to n
la n d

8.0

3 .9
-

2 .5
1 .3
3 .8
1 2 .7
3 .2

2 .3

$ 4 0 0 a n d o v e r ------------------------------------------------

.6

1 .3

-

M em ­
p h is

.6

1.6

1.2

1.2
1.2

D a ll a s

1.2

-

_
0. 6
-

3 .3
3 .3

u n d e r $ 1 1 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 1 2 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 1 3 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 1 4 0 ------------------------------------u n d e r $ 1 5 0 -------------------------------------

1 .3

-

-

8 .2

2 .3

and
and
and
$130 and
$140 and

$100
$110
$120

P h ila ­
B a lti­
A tla n ta
d e lp h ia
m o re

-

3 2 .8

-

20 s e l e c t e d a r e a s , S e p t e m b e r 19 7 3 )

S o u th

N a s s a u — N ew
B o s t o n B u ffa lo
S u ffo lk
Y o rk

1.2

1

1.8
1.8
1.8

7.1
7.1
8 .9
5 .4
5 .4
8 .9
5 .4
5 .4
3 .6
_
1.8

-

2.1

5 .4

1 0 0 .0

10 0 .0

100.0

136
70
$
$
1 8 2 .5 0 1 7 1 .5 0

143
$
2 3 6 .0 0

56
$
2 7 7 .0 0

4 0 .0

4 0 .0

100.0

3 9 -0

3 9-0

4 W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 4 . 7 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 0 0 t o $ 4 1 0 ; 1 .3 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 1 0 to
$ 4 2 0 ; 1. 3 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 2 0 to $ 4 3 0 ; 1. 7 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 3 0 to $ 4 4 0 ; 1. 3 p e r c e n t a t $ 4 4 0 to $ 4 5 0 ; 4. 3
p e r c e n t a t $ 4 5 0 to $ 5 0 0 ; 6 . 6 p e r c e n t a t $ 5 0 0 to $ 5 5 0 ; 1 .0 p e r c e n t a t $ 5 5 0 to $ 6 0 0 ; a n d 2 . 0 p e r ­
cent o v er $600.
5 S t a n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t t h e w o r k w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v e d r e g u l a r s t r a i g h t - t i m e e a r n ­
i n g s . A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s a r e to t h e n e a r e s t h a l f h o u r a n d a v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s to t h e n e a r e s t
h a lf d o lla r .

NOTE:

B e c a u s e of ro u n d in g ,

s u m s o f i n d i v id u a l i t e m s m a y n o t e q u a l 1 0 0 .

N o r th e a s t
W e e k ly e a r n in g s

2

B u ffa lo
U n d e r $ 6 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------$ 6 0 a n d u n d e r $ 6 5 ----------------------------------------------------$ 6 5 a n d u n d e r $ 7 0 ---------------------------------------------------$ 70
$75
$80
$85
$90

$
$
$
$
$

5
0
5
0
5

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

$ 145 a n d u n d e r $ 1 5 0 ------- —------------------------------------$ 150 a n d o v e r ----------------— ----------------------------------------

1.0
2. 6

-

_
1 8 .5
5 .0
3 .4

4 .2
2 0 .4
1 8 .3
15. 6

_
_
7. 6
9 .2
16. 8

2 .4
1 7 .0
6 .9
3. 6
8. 1

7. 3
5 .2
7 .9

9 .7
1 7. 0
8 .9
3. 2
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1.0

-

4. 2
10. 9
1 3 .4
4 .2
2. 5

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3. 4

2 .4
5 .6

$ 9 5 a n d u n d e r $ 1 0 0 -------------------------------------------------$ 100 a n d u n d e r $ 1 0 5 -----------------------------------------------$ 105 a n d u n d e r $ 1 1 0 ----------------------------------------------$ 110 a n d u n d e r $ 1 1 5 ----------------------------------------------$ 1 1 5 a n d u n d e r $ 1 2 0 ----------------------------------------------under
under
under
under
under

7
8
8
9
9

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

_
_
1 .4
5 .4

and
and
and
and
and

$
$
$
$
$

P h ila ­
d e lp h ia

-

10. 8
10. 8
2 1 .6
6. 8

120
125
130
135
140

under
under
under
under
under

S o u th

N ew
Y o rk

A tla n ta

B a lti­
m o re

D a lla s

1 .4

1 .4

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1.0

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.

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1 5. 3
25. 7
1 .4
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24. 2
13. 1

3 2 .4
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1 1 .8

12
6

4 .9
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4. 2
6. 3

1

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

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2 1 .7
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7.
2.
7.
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1
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3.
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M in n e a p o lis —
S t.
S t. P a u l
L o u is

5 .4

5 .4
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5 .4

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7. 7

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and
and
and
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S u ffo lk

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6 .5
10.2
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17. 6

3. 7
1 3 .9

D enver

S e a ttle —
E v e re tt

_
5 .8

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10. 6

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

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2. 1
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100.0

100 .0

100 .0

1 00.0

100 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 00.0

100 .0

10 0 .0

10 0 .0

10 0 .0

10 0 .0

10 0 .0

100. 0

N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s --------------------------------------------------

74

119

247

191

144

99

68

33

134

46

192

222

83

37

108

94

69

47

A v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s 2 ----------------------------------------

$ 7 7 .5 0

$ 1 1 4 .0 0

$ 1 1 6 .5 0

$ 8 9 .0 0

$ 9 7 .5 0

2 .0 0

$ 1 0 0 .5 0

$ 8 0 .0 0

$ 8 5 .0 0

8 8 .0 0

$ 8 2 .5 0

$ 1 0 3 .0 0

$ 8 5 .0 0

$ 9 7 .5 0

$ 9 5 .5 0

$ 8 9 .5 0

$ 9 1 .0 0

$ 1 3 2 .5 0

3 6 .5

3 8. 5

38. 5

37. 5

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38. 5

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40. 0

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3 8 .0

3 8 .0

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A v e ra g e w e e k ly h o u r s ( s ta n d a r d )

6

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

$9

37. 5

E x c lu d e s s a l e s c l e r k s p r i m a r il y s e llin g c h in a , g la s s w a r e , an d la m p s .
E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m p a y f o r o v e r tim e an d fo r w o rk on w e e k e n d s ,
h o lid a y s , an d la te s h if ts .
A ll w o r k e r s w e r e a t $ 5 5 to $ 6 0 .
4
A l l w o r k e r s w e r e a t $ 4 5 to $ 5 0 f o r a s c h e d u le d w o r k w e e k o f 30 h o u r s .
5
W o r k e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d a s f o l l o w s : 6 . 4 p e r c e n t a t $ 1 5 0 to $ 1 5 5 ; a n d 4 . 3 p e r c e n t a t
$155
and o v e r.
1
2
3




$

3 7. 0

38. 5

39.

0

100. 0

6 S ta n d a r d
h o u r s r e f l e c t t h e w o r k w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v e d r e g u l a r s t r a i g h t t i m e e a r n i n g s . A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s a r e to th e n e a r e s t h a l f h o u r a n d a v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s to
th e n e a r e s t h a l f d o l l a r .

N O T E : B e c a u s e o f ro u n d in g ,

s u m s o f i n d i v id u a l i t e m s m a y n o t e q u a l 1 0 0 .

( P e r c e n t d i s t r i b u t i o n o f f u l l - t i m e m e n 's

c lo th in g

c l e r k s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s b y s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s ,

W e e k ly e a r n i n g s 1

U n d e r $ 6 0 ----------------------------------------------------$ 6 0 a n d u n d e r $ 7 0 -------------------------------------

$ 90 a n d u n d e r

$ 100 -----------------------------------

N a s s a u — N ew P h ila ­ A tla n ta B a lti­
B o s to n B u ffa lo S u ffo lk
m o re
Y o r k d e lp h ia

1.3
4 .3
1 3.3
7 .7

_
9 .3
-

1

20 s e le c te d a r e a s ,

S e p te m b e r

1973)

_
_
2 .9
4 .3

3 .8
2 0 .6
7 .6

1.1
4 .3
2.1
3.2
5.3

2 7 .5
-

D a ll a s

M em ­
p h is

W est

N o r t h C e n tra l
C

S o u th

N o r th e a s t

N ew
W ash­
M ia m i
O r l e a n s in g to n

C le v e ­ K a n s a s
C h ic a g o
C ity
la n d

TS t ‘ . D e n v e r
L o u is

S an
S e a ttle —
F ra n c is c o —
E v e re tt
O a k la n d

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1 8 .9
1 3.5
6 .8

"
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"

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8 .2
8 .2

_
4 .2
1 6 .8
8 .4
7 .4

-

17.2
9.3
7 .2

3 .7
7 .3
3 .7
1.2

-

5 .6
9 .3

_
2 .4
5 .3
6 .9
8 .9

_

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

.
4 .5
4 .5

_

1 8 .0
1 1.5
9 .8

2 .4
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.

_

M in n e a p o lis S t. P a u l

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$
$
$
$

110
120
130
140

and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under

$
$
$
$

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

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

1 8 .6
1 1 .6
_
4 .7
-

8 .6
1 0 .8
10.1
3 .6
-

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

3.2
4 .3
3.2
2 .7
9 .6

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

9 .6
4 .8
7 .2
3 .6
-

4 .1
3 .3
3 .3
6 .6
4 .9

4 .8
4 .8
14.3
7 .1
2 .4

4 .7
1 5 .0
1 0.3
5 .6
8 .4

4 .5
4 .5
9.1
1 3 .6

13.3
1.8
4 .7
3 .6
3 .2

2 .8
2 .4
4 .9
.4
4 .9

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

12.2
4 .1
14.3
4 .1
4 .1

13.7
2 .1
2 .1
2 .1

2 .8
2 .8
8 .5
5 .6
4 .2

12.2
6 .8
2 .7
4 .1

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

1.8
1.8
1.8
7 .3
9.1

$
$
$
$
$

150
160
170
180
190

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

$
$
$
$
$

1 6 0 --------------------------------1 7 0 --------------------------------1 8 0 --------------------------------1 9 0 --------------------------------2 0 0 ---------------------------------

1.7
4 .3
3 .0
1.3
6 .0

7 .0
4 .7
4 .7
9 .3
1 1.6

4 .3
7.2
.7
2 .9

3 .8
2 .1
.8
3 .8
3 .8

3.7
2 .7
2.1
4 .8
4 .3

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

4 .8
1 0.8
4 .8
9 .6

.8
2 .5
1.6
9 .0
2 .5

7 .1
2 .4
7 .1
4 .8

_
1 .9
.9
3 .7
6 .5

9.1
1 8.2
9.1
4 .5

3 .2
1.8
1.4
1.8
3 .2

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

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

8 .2
2 .0
6.1
4 .1
8 .2

2 .1
1.1
4 .2
2 .1
7 .4

7 .0
14.1
4 .2
8 .5
7 .0

2 0 .3
1.4
2 .7
1.4

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

14.5
“
12.7
1.8
1.8

$200
$210
$ 220
$ 230
$ 240

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

$
$
$
$
$

2 1 0 --------------------------------22 0 --------------------------------2 3 0 --------------------------------2 4 0 --------------------------------2 5 0 ---------------------------------

2 .1
3 .0
3 .0
1.3
.9

4 .7
_
_

.7
2 .9
4 .3
2 .9
-

.8
2.1
1.7
4 .6
2 .5

2 .7
6 .9
4 .8
2.1
3 .7

_
1.0
4 .9
2 .0
1 .0

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

.8
5 .7
1.6
5.7

_
-

_
9.1
-

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

6.1
2 .0
4 .1

-

3 .9
3 .9
3 .9
3 .6
.7

4 .9
4 .9
4 .9
1.2

-

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

~

2 .1
7 .4
1.1
5 .3
1.1

2 .8
7 .0
4 .2
4 .2
2 .8

1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
2 .7

2 .2
1.1
“
5 .4
2 .2

7 .1
7 .3
3 .6
1.8
3 .6

$
$
$
$
$

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

$
$
$
$
$

2 6 0 --------------------------------2 7 0 --------------------------------2 8 0 --------------------------------2 9 0 ----------------------------------3 0 0 ---------------------------------

2 .1
1.7
2 .1
1.7
.4

_

3 .8
.8
5 .5
1.3

_
1.0
1 .0
1.0

4 .8
7 .2
"

4 .1
1.6
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-

_
-

4 .7
.9
"

4 .5
4 .5
"

2 .5
4 .3
.7
1.4
.7

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

6 .1
1.2
3 .7
1.2

“

6 .3
1.1

1.4
2 .8
5 .6

1.4
"
_

5 .5
1.8
1.8

-

4 .8
6 .9
1.6
4 .8
.5

1.1

4 .7
_
_

1 0.8
5 .0
2 .2
1.4

$ 3 1 0 --------------------------------$ 32 0 ---------------------------------

_
1.3
9 .6

.1
_
_

.7
.7
21 3 .0

1.7
.8
2 .5

1.1
1.1
2 .6

1.0
_

2 .4
_

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.8

_

.9
.9
5 .6

-

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.4
2 .2

1.2
.4
8 .9

1.2
1.2

2 .0
2 .0

1.1
1.1

4 .2

-

“
-

250
2 60
270
280
290

$ 300 and u n d e r
$ 3 10 a n d u n d e r

9 .3

-

"
"
"

“
1.8
1.8
“
9.1

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

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .c

100.0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

100.0

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 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s -------------------------------------

233

43

139

238

188

102

83

122

42

107

22

279

247

82

49

95

71

74

92

A v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s 1 --------------------------

$
1 7 1 .0 0

$
$
15 6 .5 C 2 0 4 .0 0

$
1 5 8 .0 0

$
1 8 4 .5 0

$
1 3 6 .5 0

$
1 8 7 .0 0

$
1 4 5 .0 0

$
1 1 2 .5 0

$
1 6 6 .0 0

$
1 6 2 .5 0

$
1 4 9 .0 0

$
1 8 4 .0 0

$
1 6 3 .0 0

$
1 5 1 .0 0

$
1 4 5 .5 0

$
1 9 2 .0 0

$
1 2 7 .5 0

$
1 6 0 .5 0

55
$
2 0 6 .5 0

A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s ( s t a n d a r d ) 3 ------------

3 8 .0

3 9 -0

3 9 .0

3 8 .0

3 8 .5

4 0 .0

3 8 .5

3 8 .0

4 0 .0

3 7 .0

3 9 .0

3 9 .0

3 7 .5

3 9 .5

3 9 .0

3 8 .0

3 8 .0

3 9 .5

4 0 .0

3 8. C

1 E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m
p a y fo r o v e r tim e an d fo r w o rk on w e e k e n d s , h o lid a y s , an d la te s h ifts .
A ls o e x c lu d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , th a t is n o t a r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g p a r t of e m p lo y e e c o m p e n s a ­
t i o n p a i d b y th e s t o r e a n d a l l s u c h p a y m e n t s b y i n d i v id u a l v e n d o r s , e . g. , b e d d in g a n d a p p l i a n c e
m a n u fa c tu re rs .
E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d o n a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e to S e p t e m b e r
1 9 7 3 ; c o m m is s io n e a r n in g s fo r w o r k e r s
p a r tl y o r w h o lly p a id on th a t b a s is w e r e a v e r a g e d , w h e re
f e a s i b l e , o v e r a 1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1973.
2 W o r k e rs w e r e d is tr ib u te d a s fo llo w s :
0 . 7 p e r c e n t a t $ 3 2 0 to $ 3 3 0 ; 2 . 9 p e r c e n t a t $ 3 3 0 to




$ 340; a n d 9 .4 p e r c e n t a t $ 350 a n d o v e r .
3 S ta n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t th e w o r k w e e k f o r w h ic h e m p lo y e e s
re c e iv e d re g u la r stra ig h t-tim e e a r n ­
in g s .
A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s a r e to t h e n e a r e s t h a l f h o u r a n d a v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s to th e n e a r e s t
h a lf d o lla r.
NOTE:

B ecause

of ro u n d in g ,

s u m s of in d iv id u a l ite m s m a y n o t e q u a l

100.

S o u th

N o r th e a s t
W e e k ly e a r n i n g s 1

U n d e r $ 7 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------$ 7 0 a n d u n d e r $ 7 5 ---------------------------------------------------------$75
$80
$85
$90
$95

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

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

N assau B o s to n B u ffa lo
S u ffo lk
_

-

2.7

_

6.8
12.3

_

_

“

-

6 .3
5.1
1 .3

5.5
6.8

_
16.1
5 .7
1 7 .7
9 .0

-

-

N ew
Y o rk

P h ila ­
B a lti­
D a ll a s
A tla n ta
d e lp h ia
m o re
3 .4
1.7

_

_

_

-

-

-

_
4 .9

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

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

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

1 6 .4
1 3.1

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

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

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

1.8
3 .6
1 6 .4
7 .3
9 .1
1.8
3 .6

-

$100
$105
$110
$115
$120

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

$105
$110
$115
$ 120
$125

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

3 .8
2 .5
5.1
3 .8
5.1

2 1.9
1 6 .4
5.5
2.7
8 .2

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

1 4 .8
7 .9
6 .3
4 .1
7 .8

1.1
5 .6
1.1

$125
$130
$135
$140
$145

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

$130
$135
$140
$145
$150

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

7 .6
5.1
1 .3
7 .6
3 .8

1.4
8 .2

3 .3
8 .0
1 .0
1 .0
3 .0

2 .4
5 .0
3 .2
3 .8
1.8

3 .4
5.1
1.7
1.1

5 .1
-

4 .9
4 .9

2 .2
1 .4
.7

-

-

1 .6
3 .3

3 .6

$150
$155
$160
$165
$170

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

$155
$ 1 6 0
$165
$ 1 7 0
$175

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

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

_

-

-

-

-

1 .0

6 .2
2 .8
.6
1 0.1
1 .7

1 .6

-

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

2 .2

1.4

1 .7
2 .0
1 .0

$175
$180
$185
$190
$195

and
and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under
under

$180
$185
$190
$195
$200

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

5.1
2 .5
8 .9
2 .5
1 .3

_

_

$200
$ 205
$210
$215
$ 220

and
and
and
and
and

u n d e r $ 2 0 5 ----------------------------------------------------u n d e r $ 2 1 0 ----------------------------------------------------u n d e r $ 2 1 5 ----------------------------------------------------u n d e r $ 2 2 0 --------------------•
-------------------------------o v e r ------------------------------------------------------------------

1 .3
1 .3
1 .3
1 .3
1 .3

-

-

_

-

1 .7

N o r th C e n tr a l

M em ­
p h is

_
_
-

-

-

4 .8

1 1.1
-

1 1 .1

_

_
-

3 .8
7 .5
_

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

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

5 .4
1.1
5 .4
2 .2
8 .7

8 .3
1 2 .5

2 .4

3 .4
9 .3
4.1
1 .5
6 .3

2 .2
5 .4
2 .2
1.1
1.1

1 6 .7

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

2 .2
1.1
2 .2
1.1

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

-

3 .3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

-

-

-

_

-

8 .3
4 .2
4 .2

-

_

_
5 .7

7 .6
1.1
1.1
4 .3
1 3 .0

-

_

_
-

3 .7
3 .0
3 .4
1.9
5 .2

-

-

-

4 .8

3 .6

-

_

-

-

-

_

_

1 2 .0
2 .2

1 .6

-

3 .3
2 .2
1 2 .0

-

-

4 .8

-

2 .4

_

W est

M i n n e a p o l i s — S t.
L o u is
S t. P au l

1.9
9 .0
1.1
1 .5
3 .4

-

2 4 .6

K an sas
C it y

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

-

_
_

-

1 1 .9
2 .4

-

_

_

-

-

_

-

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-

-

-

-

1 4 .3

4 .8
9 .5

-

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-

_
4 7 .6

_
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5 5 .6
1 1 .1

2 .8
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2 .2
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2 .2

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_

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W ash­
C le v e ­
M ia m i
C h ic a g o
in g t o n
la n d

_
-

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-

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5 .4
1 0 .8
-

_

-

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3 .4
1 0 .3
6 .9

-

1 .4

.

-

3 1 0 .8
8. 1

-

.

-

1 5 .5

-

1 0 .3
1.7
6 .9
3 .4
6 .9

_

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_
_
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_
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1 .9
1 1 .3

_
1 .4
1 .4
4 .1

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

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

8 .6

1 .4
4 .1

4 .2

1 .9
1 .9
9 -4

6 .9
1.7
5 .2

-

-

-

9 .4

4 .1
6 .8

8 .3
-

1 .9
19
1 .9

1 .4
4 .1

-

_

1 .7

-

-

6 .8
2 .7

-

-

1 6 .7

-

1 2 .5
4 .2

_

-

_

1 .5
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1.1
.7
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S an
D enve r F r a n c is c o — S e a ttle —
E v e re tt
O a k la n d

_
-

-

-

-

-

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_

-

-

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1-9
1 1 .3
3 .8
1 .9

_

3.8

_

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3 .4

-

_

1.7

3.8

_

5 .2
_

-

_

2 .7

_

-

-

-

_

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.
.5
4 .8
1 .0
-

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

1 .0
1.9
1 .0
5 5 .8
8 .1

_
_

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2 1.1
4 7 .4
2 6 .3

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

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 00.0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

1 0 0 .0

100.0

1 0 0 .0

100.0

1 0 0.0

N u m b e r o f w o r k e r s --------------------------------------------------------

79

73

299

655

178

138

61

55

18

42

42

268

92

24

53

74

58

208

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A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s ( s t a n d a r d ) 1 -----------------------------2

39-5

38.5

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1 E x c lu d e s p r e m iu m pay fo r o v e r tim e and for w ork on w eek en d s, h o lid a y s, and la te s h ifts .
2 Standard h o u rs r e fle c t th e w orkw eek fo r w hich em p lo y e e s r e c e iv e d r e g u la r s tr a ig h t-tim e
e a r n in g s. A v e r a g e w e e k ly h o u rs a r e to the n e a r e st half hour and a v e r a g e w eek ly ea rn in g s to th e
n e a r e s t h a lf d o lla r .




3 9 -0

iOO^Oj

A ll w o r k e r s w e r e at $ 6 0 to $ 6 5 .
NOTE: B e c a u s e of rounding, su m s of individual ite m s m ay not equal 100.

100.0
19'

T a b le 3 2 .

W e e k ly e a r n in g s d is t r ib u t io n :

S h o e c le r k s

( P e r c e n t d i s t r i b u t i o n o f f u l l - t i m e s h o e s a l e s c l e r k s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s , b y s t r a i g h t - t i m e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s , 1 17 s e l e c t e d a r e a s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)

W e e k ly e a r n i n g s 1
B o s to n

$60
$70
$80
$90

and
and
and
and

under
under
under
under

$70
- ----- ~
—
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$210
$220
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$260
$270
$ 2 80
$290

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$260
$270
$ 2 80
$2 90
$300

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—

A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s ( s t a n d a r d ) 3 ----------

1 E x c l u d e s p r e m i u m p a y f o r o v e r t i m e a n d f o r w o r k on w e e k e n d s , h o l i d a y s , a n d l a t e s h i f t s .
A l s o e x c l u d e s p r i z e , o r p u s h m o n e y , t h a t i s n o t a r e g u l a r l y r e c u r r i n g p a r t of e m p l o y e e c o m p e n s a t i o n
p a id b y th e s t o r e an d a l l s u c h p a y m e n ts b y in d iv id u a l v e n d o r s , e .g .; b e d d in g an d a p p lia n c e m a n u f a c t u r e r s .
E a r n i n g s f o r w o r k e r s p a i d o n a s t r a i g h t - s a l a r y b a s i s n o r m a l l y r e l a t e to S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 3 ; c o m m i s s i o n
e a r n in g s f o r w o r k e r s p a r tl y o r w h o lly p a id on th a t b a s is w e r e a v e ra g e d , w h e r e f e a s ib le , o v e r a
1 2 - m o n t h p e r i o d e n d i n g a s n e a r a s p o s s i b l e to A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 .




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$110
$120
$130
$140

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N o r th C e n tr a l

S o u th

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1 0 0 .0

2 I n c lu d e s 2 w o r k e r s u n d e r $ 6 0 .
3 S t a n d a r d h o u r s r e f l e c t th e w o r k w e e k f o r w h i c h e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v e d r e g u l a r s t r a i g h t - t i m e
e a r n i n g s . A v e r a g e w e e k l y h o u r s a r e to th e n e a r e s t h a l f - h o u r a n d a v e r a g e w e e k l y e a r n i n g s to th e
n e a r e s t h a lf d o lla r .
N O TE: B ecau se

of ro u n d in g , s u m s

of in d iv id u a l ite m s

m a y n o t e q u a l 10 0 .

S o u th

N o r th e a s t
M in im u m h o u r ly
stra ig h t-tim e ra te

1

N a s sa irB o s to n B u ffa lo
S u ffo lk

N ew
Y o rk

P h ila ­
d e lp h ia

B a lti­
A tla n ta
D a lla s
m o re

M em ­
p h is

N o r th C e n tr a l
N ew
M ia m i
O r le a n s

W ash­
C h ic a g o
in g t o n

W est

C le v e ­ K a n s a s M in n e a p o lis S t.
D enver
la n d
C it y
S t. P a u l
L o u is

S an
S e a ttle —
F r a n c is c o —
E v e re tt
O a k la n d

S ta tio n e r y c le r k s
D e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s s t u d i e d ---------------S to r e s h a v in g a s p e c if ie d m in im u m
e n t r a n c e r a t e -----------------------------------------------$ 1. 60 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 65 --------------------------$ 1. 65 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 70 --------------------------$ 1. 70 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 75 --------------------------$ 1. 75 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 8 0 --------------------------$ 1. 80 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 8 5 --------------------------$ 1. 85 a n d u n d e r $ 1 .9 0 --------------------------$ 1. 9 0 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 9 5 --------------------------$ 1. 95 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 0 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 0 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 1 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 1 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 2 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 2 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 3 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 30 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 4 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 4 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 5 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 5 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 6 0 --------------------------O v e r $ 2 . 60 -----------------------------------------------S to r e s h a v in g n o s p e c if ie d m in im u m
e n t r a n c e r a t e ------------------------------------------------

S e e fo o tn o te s at end of table,




15

9

8

8

5

8

5

11

17

14

8

11

11

8

8
1

14
4
-

3
-

6
1

3
-

6
1

5

2
1

9

9

5

5

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5
3
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5

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7
-

4

1

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10
2

5

1

3
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1

1

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1

2

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S to r e s h a v in g n o s p e c if ie d m in im u m
j o b r a t e --------------------------------------------------------S to r e s w h ic h d id n o t e m p lo y w o r k e r s
i n t h i s c a t e g o r y --------------------------------------------

14

11

S to r e s w h ic h d id n o t e m p lo y w o r k e r s
i n t h i s c l a s s i f i c a t i o n ---------------------------------S t o r e s h a v i n g a m i n i m u m jo b r a t e -----------$ 1. 60 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 65 --------------------------$ 1. 65 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 70 --------------------------$ 1. 70 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 7 5 --------------------------$ 1. 75 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 80 --------------------------$ 1. 80 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 8 5 --------------------------$ 1. 85 a n d u n d e r $ 1 . 9 0 --------------------------$ 1. 9 0 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 9 5 --------------------------$ 1. 95 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 00 --------------------------$ 2 . 0 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 1 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 1 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 2 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 2 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 3 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 30 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 4 0 --------------------------$ 2 . 40 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 50 --------------------------$ 2 . 50 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 6 0 --------------------------O v e r $ 2 . 60 ------------------------------------------------

10

10

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1

1

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1

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N o r th e a s t
M in im u m h o u r ly
s tra ig h t-tim e r a te 1

N a s s a u — N ew
B o s to n B u ffa lo
Y o rk
S u ffo lk

P h ila ­
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d e lp h ia

B a lti­
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m o re

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p h is

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la n d
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M i n n e a p o l i s — S t.
D enver
S t. P a u l
L o u is

S an
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N o tio n s c l e r k s
D e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s s t u d i e d ------------------

10

11

10

14

15

9

8

8

5

8

5

11

17

14

8

11

11

8

9

6

S to r e s h a v in g a s p e c if ie d m in im u m
e n t r a n c e r a t e -----------------------------------------------$ 1. 60 a n d u n d e r $ 1 .6 5 ---------------------------$ 1. 65 a n d u n d e r $ 1 .7 0 ---------------------------$ 1. 70 a n d u n d e r $ 1 .7 5 ---------------------------$ 1. 75 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 80 ------- ----------------$ 1. 80 a n d u n d e r $ 1. 85 ---------------------------$ 1. 85 a n d u n d e r $ 1 .9 0 ---------------------------$ 1 .9 0 a n d u n d e r $ 1 .9 5 ---------------------------$ 1 . 9 5 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 00 ---------------------------$ 2 . 00 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 1 0 ---------------------------$ 2 . 1 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 20 ---------------------------$ 2 . 2 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 3 0 ---------------------------$ 2 . 30 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 4 0 ---------------------------$ 2 . 40 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 50 ---------------------------$ 2 . 5 0 a n d u n d e r $ 2 . 6 0 ---------------------------O v e r $ 2 . 60 ------------------------------------------------

9
2
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1
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1
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4
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la n d
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T i m e - r a t e d w o r k e r s -----------------------------------------------------------------------------F o r m a l p la n s
S in g l e r a t e -------------------------------------------R a n g e o f r a t e s -----------------------------------A dvancem ent b ased on—
L e n g t h o f s e r v i c e ---------------------M e r i t r e v i e w ----------------------------C o m b i n a ti o n l e n g t h o f s e r v i c e
a n d m e r i t r e v i e w -------------------I n d i v i d u a l d e t e r m i n a t i o n -------------------------I n c e n t i v e w o r k e r s ----------------------------------------S a l a r y p l u s c o m m i s s i o n ------------------------S t r a i g h t c o m m i s s i o n --------------------------------

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a n d m e r i t r e v i e w -----------------I n d i v i d u a l d e t e r m i n a t i o n -------------------------

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3 I n c l u d e s 1 p e r c e n t of w o r k e r s p a i d o n i n c e n t i v e b a s i s .

2 In c lu d e s 3 p e r c e n t o f w o r k e r s p a id in d iv id u a l b o n u s e s n o t sh o w n s e p a r a te ly .

T a b le 3 5 .

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NOTE:

B e c a u s e o f ro u n d in g , s u m s of in d iv id u a l ite m s m a y n o t e q u a l t o t a l s .2

S c h e d u le d w e e k ly h o u rs

( P e r c e n t o f f u l l - t i m e n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s i n d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s b y s c h e d u le d w e e k ly h o u r s , 1 20 s e l e c t e d a r e a s , S e p t e m b e r 1973)

N a ssa u — N ew
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Y o rk

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w o r k e r s ----------------------------------------------

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35 h o u r s ----------------------------------------------------------O v e r 35 a n d u n d e r 3 7 V2 h o u r s --------------------3 7 V2 h o u r s -------------------------------------------------------O v e r 3 7 V2 a n d u n d e r 40 h o u r s --------------------40 h o u r s -----------------------------------------------------------

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B e c a u s e o f ro u n d in g ,

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2 A l l w o r k e r s w e r e e l i g i b l e f o r 4 w e e k s a f t e r 5 y e a r s of s e r v i c e .
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S o u th

N a s s a u — N ew
S u ffo lk
Y o rk

B a lti­
P h ila ­
A tla n ta
d e lp h ia
m o re

D a lla s

M ia m i

N ew
O r le a n s

W ash­
in g to n

C h ic a g o

C le v e ­
la n d

K a n s a s M i n n e a p o l i s— S t.
C ity
S t. P a u l
L o u is

S an
S e a ttle —
D e n v er F ra n c is c o —
E v e re tt
O a k la n d

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

99
99
58

100
100

100

100

99
85

100
100

100
100

100
100

100
100

100
100

100
100

40

4

43

;9 9
67

100
100

19

100
100
20

100
100

37

100
100
2

100

97
89

100
100

84

98
73
28

100

87
47

53

37

75

100
100
86

8
6

45
34

69
61

72
69

37
3

41
13

35

2
2

42

27
16

74

27

31

12

10

11

33
29

35

11

72
-

46

10

21

47
47

68
68

93
79
34

82
3
3

95
60

94
56
56

93
38
32

74

100

88

99
49
4

100
8
8

98
47
38

99
48

44
32

100

100

100

35

8

12

10

95
76
56

100
8

-

72
19

65
14

60

4

21

32
32

100
68
68

41

73

45

36

19

13

16

9
17

43

58
23
15
99
93
90
85
85
85
87
67
87
87
80

61

"

44
31
13
94
77
94
77
82
77
31
5
98
67
49
32

14
94
7
94
7
79
7

81
9
81
9
72
9

22
8

88

68

7
93
93
73

16
97
97
73

93
75
75
57
67
57
75
51
73
73
64

“

“

"

16

10

90
25

21

25

10

_
-

38

19

24

15

4

46

26

13

34

44

30

30

32

21

42
42

64

40
29

88

6

9

40

32
16

25
58

70
15

60
22

11

-

-

-

-

65
33
7

21

24

55
34
3

11

.

34
32
23

73

100

100

97

9

62

100

97

.

9
57
9

9
76
9
82
9
97
97
52
9

12
86
12

21
100
21

59

94
48
94
48
83
48
94

61

37

99
61
99
61

100

12

96
19
96
19
80
19
96

100

-

62
9

12
60
60

10
100
100

47
16

69
“

100
68
100
68
86
68
100
68
100
100
86

„

11

2

18

73

100

2

18
91
18
94

62
2

73

20
100
10
100

22
2

_

76

10

•

100
11
100
11

78

44

84

64

11
100

10
100

76

_

2

12

10

„

96
96
62

94
94
57

97
97
37

88
88
22

•

■

1 " N o n c o n t r i b u t o r y p l a n s " i n c l u d e o n ly t h o s e f i n a n c e d e n t i r e l y b y th e e m p l o y e r a n d e x c l u d e
l e g a ll y - r e q u i r e d p la n s s u c h a s w o r k e r s ' d is a b i l it y c o m p e n s a tio n an d s o c ia l s e c u r ity . H o w e v e r, p la n s
r e q u i r e d b y S ta t e t e m p o r a r y d i s a b i l i t y i n s u r a n c e l a w s a r e i n c l u d e d if t h e e m p l o y e r c o n t r i b u t e s m o r e
th a n is le g a lly r e q u ir e d o r e m p lo y e e s r e c e iv e b e n e fits o v e r le g a l r e q u ir e m e n ts .
2 U n d u p l i c a te d t o t a l o f w o r k e r s r e c e i v i n g s i c k l e a v e o r s i c k n e s s a n d a c c i d e n t i n s u r a n c e s h o w n
s e p a ra te ly .




W est

N o r th C e n tr a l

M em ­
p h is

5
96
96
76
”

3

37

12

«

-

37

62

100
100

88
88

34

73

-

"

44

88

61
89
46
100

99
78
1

10

97
97
78
"

90

61
75
61

21
100

100

21
100
100

100
100

80
•

61

61
“

-

*
*

U n d u p l i c a te d t o t a l o f w o r k e r s c o v e r e d b y p e n s i o n s o r r e t i r e m e n t s e v e r a n c e p a y s h o w n s e p a ­

ra te ly .
NOTE:

100

14

B e c a u s e of ro u n d in g ,

s u m s of in d iv id u a l ite m s m a y n o t e q u a l t o t a l s .

Table 4 0 . Discount privileges
( P e r c e n t o f f u ll- tim e n o n s u p e r v is o r y w o rk e rs
N o r th e a s t
Ite m

S o u th

N a s s a u — N ew
B o s to n B u ffa lo
S u ffo lk
Y o rk

A ll f u l l - t i m e n o n s u p e r v is o r y
w o r k e r s --------------------------------------------D i s c o u n t p r i v i l e g e s g r a n t e d to w o r k e r s
in d e p a r tm e n t s t o r e s :
A l l m e r c h a n d i s e -------------------------------------N o d i s c o u n t ----------------------------------------------D is c o u n t p r i v i l e g e s g r a n te d to o th e r
m e m b e r s o f w o r k e r 's f a m i l y :
A l l m e r c h a n d i s e --------------------------------------

P h ila ­
B a lti­
D a ll a s
A tla n ta
d e lp h ia
m o re

N o r th C e n tr a l

M em ­
p h is

N ew
W ash­
C le v e ­ K a n sa s
M ia m i
C h ic a g o
O r le a n s in g to n
C ity
la n d

W est

M i n n e a p o l i s — S t.
D enver
S t. P a u l
L o u is

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

98

100

90

100

100

100

98

-

2

-

10

81
19

90

-

96
4

94

-

10

100

100

100

94

89

90

11

10

95
5

93

6

85
15

2 74
17
AQ

34

18

33

-

98

92
8

2

-

100

100

100

6

S an
S e a ttle —
F ra n c is c o — E v e re tt
O a k la n d

100

100

100

100

90

91
9

89

8

91
9

90

390

91

10

8

1

11

91
11

A m o u n t o f e m p lo y e e d is c o u n t
W e a ra b le m e rc h a n d is e
U pon e m p lo y m e n t:
1 0 p e r c e n t --------------------------------------------------15 p e r c e n t --------------------------------------------------2 0 p e r c e n t --------------------------------------------------25 p e r c e n t —
------------- --------- --------

16

40
-

-

-

34

16

19

15
16

6

41

26

26
36
32

49

26

-

-

21

1

32

24

20

22

31

44

67

-

-

21
-

31

-

-

8

22
22

27

50

56

7

11
6

22
-

31
5

39

53

-

7

19

_

14
33

1

A f te r w a itin g p e r i o d :
5 p ercen t
—
—
----—
----1 0 p e r c e n t --------------------------------------------------p e r c e n t —-----------------------------------------------lj p e rc e n t-— 30 p e r c e n t
20

N o d i s c o u n t o n w e a r a b l e m e r c h a n d i s e ------

4
.

39
3

-

.

32
13

8

32

.

_
2

4
Q
50

4
43

_

_

_

23

12

_

20

_

46
22

24

4
50

2

_

3
g

2

_

_

_

.

g

20

g

17

1

10

23

17
25

4

6

19

10

8

9

11

9

73
11

22

31

39

14
33

-

7
"

"

3
21

44

14

14

-

-

-

-

-

2

22

55

49

31
15
9

26
36
32

34

11
"

10

-

-

-

26

22

22

32

18

34

37

31

21

66

50
49

39
-

7

-

27
-

2
g

23
20

N o n w e a r a b le m e r c h a n d is e
U pon e m p lo y m e n t:
iu p e r c e n t
p ercen t

^

6
-

28
-

30 p e r c e n t
A f te r w a itin g p e r io d :
^ p ercen t

20

p ercen t

“

10
32
3

"

49
32
-

27

40

5

3

”

17
9
34

20

No d is c o u n t o n n o n w e a r a b le
m e rc n a n a is e

A d d i t i o n a l 2 p e r c e n t o f w o r k e r s g r a n t e d d i s c o u n t p r i v i l e g e s o n w e a r a b l e i t e m s o n ly .
A d d i t i o n a l 7 p e r c e n t o f w o r k e r 's f a m i l y g r a n t e d d i s c o u n t p r i v i l e g e s o n w e a r a b l e i t e m s o n ly .
A d d i t i o n a l 2 p e r c e n t o f w o r k e r 's f a m i l y g r a n t e d d i s c o u n t p r i v i l e g e s o n w e a r a b l e i t e m s o n ly .




20

-

51

1

—
39
45

“

14
9
-

"
12

24

68
-

50

8
1

g

10

4

19

17
-

14
17
25

18
26

44

-

10

-

“

10

10

9

11

9

£

I n c l u d e s 2 p e r c e n t o f w o r k e r s e l i g i b l e f o r 25 p e r c e n t d i s c o u n t .

N O T E : B e c a u s e o f ro u n d in g ,

s u m s o f in d iv id u a l ite m s m a y n o t e q u a l to ta ls .

Table 41. O ther selected benefits
( P e r c e n t o f f u l l - t i m e n o n s u p e r v i s o r y w o r k e r s in d e p a r t m e n t s t o r e s w ith p r o v i s i o n s f o r f u n e r a l l e a v e p a y , j u r y d u ty p a y , m e a l p r o v i s i o n s to e m p l o y e e s ,

T ype of b e n e f it1

N a s s a u — N ew
B o s to n B u ffa lo
Y o rk
S u ffo lk

A ll f u l l - t i m e n o n s u p e r v i s o r y
w o r k e r s ----------------------------------------------W o r k e r s in e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w i t h
p r o v is io n s fo r:
F u n e r a l l e a v e p a y ------------------------------------J u r y d u t y p a y --------------------------------------------M e a l p r o v i s i o n s t o e m p l o y e e s 2 --------------F r e e m e a l ( s ) ----------------------------------------M e a l( s ) a t r e d u c e d c o s t --------------------M o n e y p a y m e n t s in l i e u o f m e a l ( s ) —
S e v e r a n c e p a y ------------------------------------------

F o r d e f in itio n of b e n e f its ,




P h ila ­
B a lti­
A tla n ta
D a ll a s
d e lp h ia
m o re

100

100

100

100

100

55
42

100

98
97
74
14

100

100

21

90
45

16

10

82
65
43

35
59

71

2
6

83

s e e a p p e n d i x A.

_

_
21

and s e v e ra n c e pay,

86

79
45
_
35
82

12

48
69

100

100

98

11

92
92
37
9

34
25
93

28
35

100

70

_

M em ­
p h is

N ew
M ia m i
O r le a n s

100

100

100

100

100

62

77
78
41
24
3

80

100

100

100

100

100

100
100

39
26
3
17
67

64

45
35

50
24

44

-

22

88

11

90

4
70

62
85
6

54
23
31

20

41

U n d u p l i c a te d t o t a l o f w o r k e r s

S e p t e m b e r 1973)
W est

W ash­
C l e v e ­ K a n s a s M i n n e a p o l i s — S t.
C h ic a g o
D enver
C ity
S t. P a u l
L o u is
in g to n
la n d

100

21

20 s e l e c t e d a r e a s ,

N o r th C e n tr a l

S o u th

N o r th e a s t

S an
S e a ttle —
F ra n c is c o —
E v e re tt
O a k la n d

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

88

100
100

100

100

100

100

27

11

28
16
84

-

12
-

94
94
34
18
3

100

47
16

10
_

75
46
26
-

31
40

15
29

26
56

20
68

98
44

100

20

85

36

e lig ib le f o r s p e c if ie d m e a l p r o v is io n s ,

86

65
14
_
52
91

Appendix A.

Scope and Method of Survey

Scope of survey

Establishment definition and minimum size

The survey included retail stores primarily engaged in
selling general lines of merchandise in separate sections
or departments, which are integrated under a single
management (Industry group 531 as defined by the
1967 edition of the Standard Industrial Classification
Manual, prepared by the Bureau of the Budget, now the
Office of Management and Budget). Retail outlets of
mail order houses meeting the survey’s employment size
requirement were also included.
Excluded from the survey were variety stores; sepa­
rate auxiliary units of department stores, such as
warehouses and central offices; and stores selling general
lines of merchandise but normally having fewer than 25
employees and country general stores (both classified in
SIC 539—
Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores).
Establishments studied were selected from those
employing 100 workers or more at the time of reference
of the data used in compiling the universe list. Table A-l
shows the number of establishments and workers esti­
mated to be within the scope of the survey, as well as
the number actually studied by the Bureau.
The 20 areas for which separate data have been
developed are Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas as
defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget
through November 1972. See tables 6-25 for definitions
of areas studied.

An establishment for purposes of this study com­
prises all of the retail outlets of a department store firm
or mail order house in each metropolitan area studied.
Only establishments, as defined, employing 100 workers
or more at the time of reference of the universe data
were within the scope of this study.

Method of study

Data were obtained by personal visits of the Bureau’s
field staff to a representative sample of department
stores within the scope of the survey. To obtain
appropriate accuracy at a minimum cost, a greater
proportion of large than of small stores was studied.
When data were combined, however, all of these stores
were given an appropriate weight. All estimates are
presented, therefore, as relating to all department stores
within the definition of the study rather than to those
actually visited. Excluded are only those stores below
the minimum size at the time of reference of the
universe data.




Em ploym ent

Estimates of the number of workers within the scope
of the study are intended as a general guide to the size
and composition of the industry’s labor force rather
than as a precise measure of employment. Estimates of
total department store employment include regularly
employed nonsupervisory full-time and part-time
workers as well as executive, professional, supervisory,
seasonal, and contingent (stand-by) employees.
Occupations selected for study

Occupational classification was based on a uniform
set of job descriptions designed to take account of minor
variations in duties among individual firms. (See appen­
dix B for these descriptions.) The 17 occupations
surveyed were chosen to represent the various pay and
skill levels in department stores. All workers whose
duties met the job definitions were included in the
survey occupations, regardless of the floor of the store
on which they worked (e.g., regular or upstairs vs.
basement or downstairs.) Working supervisors, appren­
tices, learners, beginners, trainees, and handicapped,
temporary, and probationary workers were not reported
in the data for selected occupations but were included in
the employment totals for all department store em­
ployees.
Full- and part-time workers

Wage data are reported separately, where possible, for
regular full-time workers, regular part-time workers, and

Table A-1. Estimated number of establishments and employees w ithin scope of survey and number studied
departm ent stores, Septem ber 1973
N u m b e r of e s ta b lis h m e n ts

E m p l o y e e s in e s t a b l i s h m e n t s

2

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

1

W ith in
scope
of s tu d y

A c tu a l ly
s t u d ie d

T o ta l

3

S to r e
T o t a l , 20 a r e a s ------------------------------------------N o r th e a s t:
B o s to n ---------------------------------------------------------------B u f f a lo --------------------------------------------------------------N a s s a u — u f f o l k -------------------------------------------------S
N e w Y o r k ---------------------------------------------------------P h i l a d e l p h i a -----------------------------------------------------S o u th :
A t l a n t a --------------------------------------------------------------B a l t i m o r e ---------------------------------------------------------D a l l a s ----------------------------------------------------------------M e m p h i s ------------------------------------------------------------M i a m i ----------------------------------------------------------------N e w O r l e a n s -----------------------------------------------------W a s h in g t o n ------------------------------------------------------N o r th C e n tr a l:
C h ic a g o -------------------------------------------------------------C le v e l a n d ----------------------------------------------------------K a n s a s C it y -----------------------------------------------------M i n n e a p o l i s —S t. P a u l ------------------------------------S t. L o u i s ----------------------------------------------------------W e s t:
D e n v e r ---------------------------------------------------------------S a n F r a n c i s c o — a k la n d ----------------------------------O
S e a t t l e —E v e r e t t -----------------------------------------------

29 2

198

11

10
11
10

19
19
23
27

13
14

9

11

8
8

7

5

11

8

5
15

11

5

27
19
13

17
14

11

18

11
11

9
14

9

6

6

1 F o r d e f in itio n of a r e a s ,
s e e f o o t n o t e 1, t a b l e s 6 - 2 5 .
2 I n c l u d e s o n ly e s t a b l i s h m e n t s w h i c h h a d 100 o r m o r e e m p l o y e e s a t
th e tim e of r e f e r e n c e o f th e u n i v e r s e d a ta .
F o r p u rp o s e s of th is s u rv e y ,
a n e s ta b lis h m e n t in c lu d e s a ll o u tle ts of a d e p a r tm e n t s t o r e w ith in e a c h
m e tro p o lita n a r e a su rv e y e d ,
* In c lu d e s e x e c u tiv e ,
p ro f e s s io n a l, s u p e r v is o r y ,
s e a s o n a l, and
c o n tin g e n t ( s ta n d - b y ) e m p lo y e e s e x c lu d e d f r o m th e n o n s u p e r v is o r y s t o r e




14
15

8

8

A c tu a lly
s tu d ie d

N o n s u p e rv is o ry

471, 628

O f f ic e

3 3 1 ,0 3 1

T o ta l

6 3, 739

3

409, 614

14, 923
1 1 , 111
2 1 ,8 6 1
4 7, 337
2 1 , 21 5

3,
1,
2,
8,
5,

082
482
752
02 9
454

11,
20,
54,
27,

66 0
316
68 3
901
829

2 2 ,0 5 9
19, 9 0 8
15, 347
7, 156
13, 057
8 , 03 7
23, 556

12,
15,
11,
5,
10,
6,
18,

492
039

2, 957
2, 217
1, 77 9
670
1, 582
812
2 , 667

19,
13,
14,
6,
11,
8,
21,

504
515
45 3
018
235
037
62 6

65,
26,
12,
29,
22,

37,
18,
9,
22,
17,

654
95 0
238
234
243

12,
5,
1,
3,
2,

6 3,
2 5,
7,
29,
21,

560
588
689
001
680

9, 4 1 4

1,
2,

20,
14,
27,
62,
40,

36 0
961
139
814
302

768
487
813
001

58 3

11, 876
18, 302
10, 102

504
497
295
745
010

12, 980

7, 2 8 9

442
34 4
237
686

165

066
968
1, 3 4 8

19,

7, 865
1 5 ,3 5 2
10, 102

a n d o f f ic e c a t e g o r i e s .
T o ta l a ls o in c lu d e s s a l a r i e d o f f ic e r s o r c o r p o ­
r a tio n s , b u t e x c lu d e s p r o p r ie t o r s , m e m b e r s of in c o r p o r a te d f ir m s , p e n ­
s i o n e r s , m e m b e r s o f t h e A r m e d F o r c e s c a r r i e d on t h e p a y r o l l , a n d u n ­
p a id fa m ily w o r k e r s .
T h e n u m b e r o f w o r k e r s in e a c h a r e a f o r w h i c h
e a r n in g s d a ta w e r e c o lle c te d an d ta b u la te d is a r e la tiv e ly s m a ll p r o p o r ­
tio n of to ta l e m p lo y m e n t.

regular evening only and/or weekend only (fractional)
workers. Regular part-time employees or regular “frac­
tional” workers are hired to work normally fewer
weekly hours than the establishment’s full-time em­
ployees in the same general type of work. The determi­
nation was based on the employer’s distinction between
the three groups which took into account not only
differences in work schedules, but also differences in
pay.
Wage data

Information on wages relates to straight-time hourly
earnings, excluding premium pay for overtime and for
work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also
excluded from earnings was prize (push) money that is
not a regularly recurring part of employee compensation
paid by the store as well as all such payments by
individual vendors e.g., bedding and appliance manufac­
turers. Straight-time hourly and weekly earnings includ­
ing commissions and sales bonuses, if any, were de­
veloped for regular full-time workers; separate earnings
data for regular part-time employees were shown on an
hourly basis only.
For all workers studied, salary data relate to a
mid-September 1973 payroll reference period; for
workers partly or wholly paid on a commission basis,
commissions were averaged, where feasible, over a
12-month period, ending as near as possible to August
1973.
Method of wage payment

Tabulations by method of wage payment relate to the
number of full-time nonsupervisory store and office
workers paid under various time and incentive wage
systems. Formal rate structures for time-rated workers
provide single rates or a range of rates for individual job
categories. In the absence of a formal rate structure, pay
rates are determined primarily by qualifications of the
individual worker. For a single rate structure, the same
rate is paid to all experienced workers in the same job
classification. (Learners, apprentices, and probationary
workers may be paid according to rate schedules which
start below the single rate and permit the worker to
achieve the full job rate over a period of time.) An
experienced worker occasionally may be paid above or
below the single rate for special reasons, but such
payments are exceptions. In range-of-rate plans the
minimum, maximum, or both rates paid experienced
workers for the same job are specified. Specific rates of
individual workers within the range may be determined




by merit, length of service, or a combination of these.
Incentive workers in department stores were virtually
always classified under either straight-commission or
salary plus commission plans.
Minimum rates

Minimum entrance rates refer to the lowest rate
formally established for newly hired stationery and
notions clerks and inexperienced clerical workers. Mini­
mum job rates refer to the lowest formal rates estab­
lished after workers complete a specified training or
probationary period. Excluded are incentive paid
workers and hourly rated learners who eventually will be
on an incentive basis.

Scheduled weekly hours

Data on weekly hours refer to the predominant work
schedule for regular full-time store and office employees.

Supplementary benefits

Supplementary benefits in an establishment applied
to all full-time nonsupervisory workers if they covered
half or more of such workers in the establishment.
Similarly if fewer than half of these workers were
covered, the benefit was considered nonexistent for all
full-time nonsupervisory workers in the store. Because of
length-of-service and other eligibility requirements, the
proportion of workers receiving the benefits may be
smaller than estimated.
Paid holidays. Paid holiday provisions relate to full-day
and half-day holidays provided annually. If a majority of
the store’s full-time nonsupervisory employees were
usually scheduled to work on a specified holiday, such as
Labor Day, but were granted some other day o ff with
pay, the establishment was considered as having provi­
sions for the specified holiday. If the establishment did
not provide an alternate day off with pay but required
most of its full-time nonsupervisory employees to work
the “holiday,” this situation was not considered as a
paid holiday, regardless of the compensation provided.
A separate tabulation identifies the most common
holidays provided as: New Year’s Day, Washington’s
Birthday (3d Monday in February), Good Friday,
Memorial Day (last Monday in May), July 4th, Labor
Day, Veteran’s Day (4th Monday in October), Thanks­
giving Day, The day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve,
Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and Columbus Day.

Paid vacations. Summaries of vacation plans are limited
to formal arrangements and exclude informal plans
whereby time off with pay is granted at the discretion of
the employer or supervisor. Payments not on a time
basis were converted; for example, a payment of 2
percent of annual earnings was considered the equivalent
of 1 week’s pay. Periods of service for which data are
presented represent the most common practices, but
they do not necessarily reflect individual establishment
provisions for progression. For example, changes in
proportions indicated at 10 years of service may include
changes which occurred between 5 and 10 years.
Health, insurance, and retirement plans. Data are pre­
sented for health, insurance, pension, and retirement
severance plans for which the employers pay all or a part
of the cost, excluding only programs required by law
such as workers’ disability compensation and social
security. Among plans included are those underwritten
by a commercial insurance company and those paid
directly by the employer from his current operating
funds or from a fund set aside for this purpose.
Death benefits are included as a form of life
insurance. Sickness and accident insurance is limited to
that type of insurance under which predetermined cash
payments are made directly to the insured on a weekly
or monthly basis during illness or accident disability.
Information is presented for all such plans to which the
employer contributes at least a part of the cost.
However, in New York, where the temporary disability
insurance law requires employer contributions,1 plans
are included only if the employer (1) contributes more
than is legally required, or (2) provides the employees
with benefits which exceed the requirements of the law.
Tabulations of paid sick leave plans are limited to
formal plans which provide full pay or a proportion of
the worker’s pay during absence from work because of
illness; informal arrangements have been omitted. Sepa­
rate tabulations are provided for (1) plans which provide
full days pay and no waiting period, and (2) plans
providing either partial pay or a waiting period.
Medical insurance refers to plans providing for com­
plete or partial payments of doctors’ fees. Such plans
may be underwritten by a commercial insurance com­
pany or a nonprofit organization, or they may be a form
of self-insurance.
1 The temporary disability law in California does not require
employer contributions.




Major medical insurance, sometimes referred to as
extended medical or catastrophe insurance, includes
plans designed to cover employees for sickness or injury
involving an expense which exceeds the normal coverage
of hospitalization, medical, and surgical plans.
Tabulations of retirement pensions are limited to
plans which provide regular payments for the remainder
of the retiree’s life. Data are presented separately for
retirement severance pay (one payment or several over a
specified period of time) made to employees on retire­
ment. Establishments providing both retirement sever­
ance payments and retirement pensions to employees
were considered as having both retirement pensions and
retirement severance plans; however, establishments hav­
ing optional plans providing employees a choice of either
retirement severance payments or pensions were consid­
ered as having only retirement pension benefits.
Paid funeral and jury-duty leave. Data for paid funeral
and jury duty leave relate to formal plans for full-time
nonsupervisory workers which provide at least partial
payment for time lost as a result of attending funerals of
specified family members or serving as a juror.
Severance pay. Severance pay refers to payments pro­
vided full-time nonsupervisory employees permanently
separated or laid off from employment because of store
closing or reduction in staff.

Employee discount privileges

Discount privileges relate to the incidence of formal
provisions for such policies for full-time nonsupervisory
employees and their immediate families.
The incidence and amount of discounts were tabu­
lated for wearable and nonwearable items separately; the
tabulation also shows whether such discounts become
effective immediately upon employment or after a
specified waiting period.

Meal allowances

Data refer to formal plans by the store to provide a
majority of its full-time nonsupervisory employees who
work overtime and/or beyond a specified time of day
with one or more free meals; meal(s) at reduced cost; or
money payment in lieu of meal(s).

Appendix B.

Occupational Descriptions

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

Store Occupations, Selling

Sales clerk, floor coverings

to quality, style, fabric, etc.; arranging for delivery,
installation, and service of merchandise; and writing
salescheck and receiving payment for each sale or
directing customer to cashier. May also build prospect
lists and customer files.

Displays and sells floor coverings, such as carpets,
rugs, and linoleum, explaining various qualities of
merchandise, such as composition, method of fabrica­
tion, and wearing qualities. Duties involve a combination
o f any o f the following: Requisitioning and maintaining
adequate stock of merchandise in categories assigned;
maintaining model stock lists and accurate price signs;
moving, packing, and unpacking stock for reserve;
arranging for delivery, installation, and service of mer­
chandise; and writing salescheck and receiving payment
for each sale or directing customer to cashier. May build
prospect lists and customer files. May also assist in
making on-site measurements and preparing layouts of
customer’s room with material and cost estimates.

Sells housewares, such as kitchen and other house­
hold utensils, requiring a limited knowledge of the
merchandise. Duties involve: Providing limited services
to customers, such as locating, explaining, or suggesting
merchandise; writing salescheck and receiving payment
for each sale or directing customer to cashier, or wrap
desk clerk; replenishing supply of merchandise on
display and maintaining presentation standards. May also
perform light housekeeping tasks.

Sales clerk, furniture and bedding

Sales clerk, major kitchen and laundry appliances

Sells furniture, beds, and mattresses requiring special­
ized knowledge of method of construction, type of
material used, and a broad knowledge of such merchan­
dise as upholstered and case goods, bedding, and home
furnishings accessories. Duties involve most o f the
following: Initiating customer contact on selling floor;
answering customer questions and advising customers as

Sells and demonstrates major kitchen and laundry
appliances, including washers, dryers, refrigerators,
freezers, and garbage disposals, requiring specialized
knowledge of construction, operation, installation, and
service. (As a general rule, the distinction between major
and small household appliances is that the former
require installation while the latter do not.) Duties




Sales clerk, housewares (except china, glassware and
lamps)

involve: Answering customer questions relating to fea­
tures, quality, and prices of competitive brands; arrang­
ing for delivery; installation and service of merchandise;
and writing salescheck and receiving payment or direct­
ing customer to cashier. May also build prospect lists and
customer files. Excluded are sales clerks primarily selling
such items as televisions, stereo sets, radios, tape
recorders, sewing machines, and other appliances not
directly associated with kitchen or laundry uses.

type and size of equipment geared to their specific
needs, e.g., weight of bowling ball or size of grip on
tennis racket; explaining use and care of equipment; and
writing salescheck and receiving payment for each sale or
directing customer to cashier. May build prospect lists
and customer files, and also make minor repairs on
sporting goods.

Store Occupations, Nonselling
Sales clerk, men's clothing

Sells a variety of men’s clothing, including suits,
coats, slacks, raincoats, formal wear, etc. Duties involve:
Assisting in selection and suggestion of clothing best
suited to customer’s tastes and needs; suggesting neces­
sary changes or alterations of clothing and recording
alterations recommended by fitter; writing sales check
and receiving payment for each sale completed or
directing customer to cashier. May also do own cashier­
ing and wrapping; assist in stocking and displaying
merchandise; and help train salesclerks new on the job.
Sales clerk, notions

Sells notions, such as hair pins, curlers, needles, and
zippers, requiring a limited knowledge of merchandise.
Duties involve: Providing limited services to customers,
such as locating, explaining, or suggesting merchandise;
writing salescheck and receiving payment for each sale or
directing customer to cashier; and maintaining presenta­
tion standards, filling in stock, and straightening mer­
chandise.
Sales clerk, shoes

Sells men’s and/or women’s shoes, boots, and other
footwear requiring specialized knowledge of fit, styles,
and construction. Duties involve: Ascertaining cus­
tomer’s shoe size or measuring customer’s foot; assisting
customer in selection of specified style, color, and size
from stock; and writing salescheck and receiving pay­
ment for each sale or directing customer to cashier. May
build prospect lists and customer files.
Sales clerk, sporting goods

Sells a wide variety of sporting goods, athletic
equipment, and associated accessories and apparel re­
quiring specialized knowledge of operation, use, and
construction. Duties involve: Advising customers on
directing customer to cashier; and maintaining presenta­
tion standards, filing in stock, and straightening mer­
chandise.




Cleaner (porter)

Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition selling,
office, and other assigned areas. Duties involve most o f
the following: Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and
polishing floors; removing trash and other refuse; dusting
equipment, merchandise, or fixtures; polishing metal
fixtures or trimmings; providing supplies and minor
maintenance services; and cleaning lavatories, restaurant,
and locker rooms. Workers who specialize in window
cleaning are excluded.

Display assistant

Assists in preparing, prefabricating and setting up
window and interior display properties. Work involves
most o f the following: Moving window and interior
display properties, as instructed; displaying merchandise
according to prearranged plan of decorator or other
supervisor; placing prices and descriptive signs on back­
drops, fixtures, or floors; assisting in construction of
decorative properties; and making minor repairs to
promotional materials, display properties, and fixtures.
May also assist in dressing mannequins for use in
displays.

Finisher, furniture

Refinishes and retouches surfaces of new furniture
and/or repairs damaged furniture to assure acceptable
quality merchandise for customer. Work involves most
o f the following: Rubbing dry finish coat on furniture to
produce lustrous or dull finish; applying varnish, stain or
other coating to obtain desired shade or texture;
polishing coating with pumice, crude oil, finishing
lacquer, furniture polish, etc.; and making minor repairs
on furniture. May rub freshly stained furniture to
produce highlights.

Office Clerical Occupations

Receiver

Receives shipments of incoming merchandise to store
receiving area. Work involves most o f the following:
Counting cartons against freight bill; inspecting cartons
for damages; checking carton seals for security; prepar­
ing receiving documents; moving merchandise to mark­
ing area; routing incoming merchandise to proper depart­
ments; maintaining security, neatness, and operating
efficiency of receiving platform.

Cashier, office

Controls central cash disbursement and collection and
maintains and verifies records of various money docu­
ments used in the store. Work involves most o f the
following: Preparing, issuing, receiving, and verifying till
bags; balancing daily receipts and preparing itemized
reports and bank deposits; reconciling bank statements.
May assist in investigating severe register shortages or
overages, and also assist in some payroll functions.

Stock clerk

Performs a variety of merchandise checking, marking
and stock handling tasks while assigned to one or more
departments o f a store. Work involves most o f the
following: Checking and signing for quantities of mer­
chandise received into a department; inspecting mer­
chandise for damages; distributing merchandise to un­
packing area; unpacking and storing stock or distributing
merchandise to floor; rearranging stock and samples.
May also maintain file of unfilled purchase orders.

Wrap desk clerk

Wraps and receives payment for merchandise from
customer. Work involves most o f the following: Receiv­
ing payment, merchandise, and salescheck from sales­
person or customer; reviewing salescheck for correct
computation, recording amount of sale on cash register,
and handling cash or charge transactions; inspecting
merchandise prior to wrapping to check on condition
and to verify price tags against salescheck; wrapping
packages for carry-out merchandise, and attaching ad­
dress label if merchandise is to be delivered.




Clerk, adjustment

(Adjuster, complaint clerk, investigator, servicedesk clerk)
Investigates customer complaints about unsatisfac­
tory service, damaged or incorrect merchandise, or
incorrect billing of accounts. Duties involve a combina­
tion o f any o f the following: Reading written complaints
or discussing complaint with customer; checking out
complaint by examining files or billing statements;
conferring with other persons about service; or examin­
ing merchandise to determine condition. May accept
payment for balances due or issue credit vouchers; order
exchange of merchandise or repair; and trace and adjust
errors made in credit allowances.
Switchboard operator

Operates a single- or multiple-position telephone
switchboard. Duties involve handling incoming, out­
going, intrastore, or office calls. May record toll calls and
take messages; and give information to persons who call
in.

Industry Wage Studies
The most recent reports providing occupational
wage data for industries included in the Bureau’s
program of industry wage surveys since 1960 are
listed below. Copies are for sale from the Super­
intendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, or from any of its

regional sales offices, and from the regional offices
of the Bureau of Labor Statistics shown on the
inside back ocver. Copies that are out of stock are
available for reference purposes at leading public,
college, or university libraries, or at the Bureau’s
Washington or regional offices.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing—Continued

Basic Iron and Steel, 1972. BLS Bulletin 1839
Candy and Other Confectionery Products, 1970.
BLS Bulletin 1732
Cigar Manufacturing, 1972. BLS Bulletin 1796
Cigarette Manufacturing, 1971. BLS Bulletin 1748
Fabricated Structural Steel, 1969. BLS Bulletin 1695
Fertilizer Manufacturing, 1971. BLS Bulletin 1763
Flour and Other Grain Mill Products, 1972.
BLS Bulletin 1803
Fluid Milk Industry, Oct-Nov 1973.
BLS Bulletin 1871
Footwear, 1971. BLS Bulletin 1792
Hosiery, 1973. BLS Bulletin 1863
Industrial Chemicals, 1971. BLS Bulletin 1768
Iron and Steel Foundries, 1967. BLS Bulletin 16261
Leather Tanning and Finishing, March 1973
BLS Bulletin 1835
Machinery Manufacturing, 1973. BLS Bulletin 1859
Meat Products, 1969. BLS Bulletin 1677
Men’s and Boys’ Separate Trousers, 1971.
BLS Bulletin 1752
Men’s and Boys’ Shirts (Except Work Shirts) and
Nightwear, 1971. BLS Bulletin 1794
Men’s and Boys’ Suits and Coats, 1973.
BLS Bulletin 1843.
Miscellaneous Plastics Products, 1969.
BLS Bulletin 1690
Motor Vehicles and Parts, 1969. BLS Bulletin 1679
Nonferrous Foundries, 1970. BLS Bulletin 1726
Paints and Varnishes, 1970. BLS Bulletin 1739
Paperboard Containers and Boxes, 1970.
BLS Bulletin 1719
Petroleum Refining, 1971. BLS Bulletin 1741




Pressed or Blown Glass and Glassware, 1970.
BLS Bulletin 1713
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills, 1972
BLS Bulletin 1844
Southern Sawmills and Planing Mills, 1969.
BLS Bulletin 1694
Structural Clay Products, 1969. BLS Bulletin 1697
Synthetic Fibers, 1970. BLS Bulletin 1740
Textile Dyeing and Finishing, 1970. BLS Bulletin 1757
Textiles, 1971. BLS Bulletin 1801
West Coast Sawmilling, 1969. BLS Bulletin 1704
Women’s and Misses’ Coats and Suits, 1970.
BLS Bulletin 1728
Women’s and Misses’ Dresses, 1971.
BLS Bulletin 17831
Wood Household Furniture, Except Upholstered, 1971.
BLS Bulletin 1793
Work Clothing, 1968. BLS Bulletin 16241
Nonmanufacturing
Appliance Repair Shops, 1972. BLS Bulletin 1838
Auto Dealer Repair Shops, 1969. BLS Bulletin 1689
Banking, 1969. BLS Bulletin 1703
Bituminous Coal Mining, 1967. BLS Bulletin 1583
Communications, 1973. BLS Bulletin 1854
Contract Cleaning Service, 1971. BLS Bulletin 1778
Contract Construction, 1972. BLS Bulletin 1853
Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Production, 1972.
BLS Bulletin 1797

1 Bulletin out o f stock.

Nonmanufacturing—Continued
Educational Institutions: Nonteaching Employees,
1968-69. BLS Bulletin 1671
Electric and Gas Utilities, Nov. 1972. BLS Bulletin 1834
Hospitals, 1972. BLS Bulletin 1829
r • • Iry and CL ’ing Services, 1968. BLS Bulletin 16451
Liic Insurance, 1971. BLS Bulletin 1791
1 Bulletin out o f stock.




Nonmanufac tu ring—Con tinued
Metal Mining, 1972. BLS Bulletin 1820
Motion Picture Theaters, 1966. BLS Bulletin 15421
Nursing Homes and Related Facilities. 1973.
BLS Bulletin 1855
Scheduled Airlines, 1970. BLS Bullet h 1734
Wages and Tips in Restaurants and Hotels, 1970.
BLS Bulletin 1712

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