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Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Anchorage, Alaska, Metropolitan Area, July 1996  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin 3085-30  ________________________________________________________________ Preface This bulletin provides results of a July 1996 survey of occupational pay in the Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area. This survey was conducted as part of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Compensation Survey Program. Data from this program are for use in implementing the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990. The survey was conducted by the Bureau's regional office in San Francisco, under the direction of Caryl L. O’Keefe, Assistant Regional Commissioner for Operations. The survey could not have been conducted without the cooperation of the many private firms and government jurisdictions that provided pay data included in this bulletin. The Bureau thanks these respondents for their cooperation.  For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, GPO bookstores, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Publications Sales Center, P.O. Box 2145, Chicago, IL 60690-2145.  For additional information regarding this survey or similar surveys conducted in this regional area, please contact the BLS San Francisco Regional Office at (415) 975-4350. You may also write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at: Office of Compensation Levels and Trends, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Room 4175, Washington, D.C. 20212-0001 or call the Occupational Compensation Survey Program information line at (202) 606-6220. Material in this bulletin is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission. This information will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 606-STAT; TDD phone: (202) 606-5897; TDD message referral phone: 1-800-326-2577.  Occupational Compensation Survey: Pay Only  Anchorage, Alaska, Metropolitan Area, July 1996  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  U.S. Department of Labor Robert B. Reich, Secretary Bureau of Labor Statistics Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner November 1996 Bulletin 3085-30  Contents Page  Page  Introduction ..............................................................................................................  2  Tables—Continued  Tables: A-7.  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations ...................................................................  12  A-8.  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ...............................  13  3  A-9.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom  service occupations ...................................................................  6  A-10.  Hourly pay of material movement and custodial  A-3.  Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations ..............................  7  A-4.  Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom  A-5.  Hourly pay of material movement and custodial  All establishments: A-1.  Weekly hours and pay of professional and  A-2.  Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective  administrative occupations .........................................................  occupations ................................................................................ occupations ................................................................................  occupations ................................................................................  10 Appendixes:  Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations .........................................................  14  9  Establishments employing 500 workers or more: A-6.  occupations ................................................................................  14  11  A.  Scope and method of survey .........................................................  A-1  B.  Occupational descriptions ..............................................................  B-1  Introduction  (2) adding more professional, administrative, technical, and protective service occupations to the surveys.  This survey of occupational pay in the Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area (Anchorage Borough) was conducted as part of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Compensation Survey Program. The survey is one of a number conducted annually in metropolitan areas throughout the United States. (See listing of reports for other surveys at the end of this bulletin.) A major objective of the Occupational Compensation Survey Program is to describe the level and distribution of occupational pay in a variety of the Nation's local labor markets, using a consistent survey approach. Another Program objective is to provide information on the incidence of employee benefits among and within local labor markets. However, no benefits data were collected for this survey. The Program develops information that is used for a variety of purposes, including wage and salary administration, collective bargaining, and assistance in determining business or plant location. Survey results also are used by the U.S. Department of Labor in making wage determinations under the Service Contract Act, and by the President's Pay Agent (the Secretary of Labor and Directors of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget) in determining local pay adjustments under the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act of 1990. This latter requirement resulted in: (1) Expanding the survey's industrial coverage to include all private nonfarm establishments (except households) employing 50 workers or more and to State and local governments and  Pay The A-series tables provide estimates of straight-time weekly or hourly pay by occupation. Tables A-1 through A-5 provide data for selected white- and bluecollar occupations common to a variety of industries. Tables A-6 through A-10 include similar information, but are limited to establishments employing 500 workers or more. Occupational pay information is presented for all industries covered by the survey and, where possible, for private industry (e.g., for goods- and serviceproducing industries) and for State and local governments. Within private industry, more detailed information is presented to the extent that the survey establishment sample can support such detail. Appendixes Appendix A describes the concepts, methods, and coverage used in the Occupational Compensation Survey Program. It also includes information on the area's industrial composition and the reliability of occupational pay estimates. Appendix B includes the descriptions used by Bureau field economists to classify workers in the survey occupations.  2  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of— 450 and under 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  – $1,010 – 987 – 935 – – – 1,015  – – – – –  3 5 6 16 –  2 1 1 3 3  8 10 11 11 4  6 6 7 – 6  20 22 17 22 17  19 19 20 – 18  16 13 14 14 23  9 7 5 5 11  9 6 7 5 13  4 5 4 8 3  – – – – –  1 – – – 1  1 – – – 1  3 5 5 14 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  1 1 1 3 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Middle range  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants ................................................ Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  182 111 98 37 71  39.7 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.3  $895 879 880 954 920  $856 812 826 – 920  $737 700 698 – 775  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  73 53 46 20  39.8 40.0 40.0 39.4  746 703 702 860  752 700 704 856  671 600 600 775  – – – –  840 812 812 942  – – – –  8 11 13 –  1 2 2 –  15 21 24 –  8 9 11 5  26 28 17 20  32 26 30 45  7 2 2 20  3 – – 10  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  66 41 38 25  39.7 40.0 40.0 39.1  972 977 966 963  923 923 – 963  870 836 – 899  – – – –  1,053 1,070 – 1,015  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  3 2 3 4  18 22 24 12  17 17 16 16  33 29 32 40  9 7 8 12  11 10 11 12  3 5 – –  – – – –  2 – – 4  – – – –  3 5 5 –  – – – –  – – – –  2 2 3 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 4 ......................................................  26  39.6  1,116  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  12  31  35  23  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Engineers .................................................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ...............  1,061 849 445 70  39.7 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,413 1,479 1,329 1,406  1,369 1,453 1,333 1,332  1,104 1,209 1,082 1,192  – – – –  1,624 1,691 1,553 1,598  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 1 3 –  5 3 6 –  7 6 10 3  11 9 10 13  8 5 6 11  10 9 11 16  11 12 14 13  11 12 12 13  8 10 12 10  7 9 8 7  4 5 2 3  3 3 1 1  3 4 3 4  3 4 1 4  3 3 2 1  4 5 ( 3) –  Level 2 ......................................................  101  39.0  948  950  856  –  1,024  –  –  –  –  –  16  22  19  36  7  1  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  214 126 88  39.5 40.0 40.0  1,125 1,154 1,130  1,118 1,107 1,085  1,019 1,080 1,019  – – –  1,200 1,248 1,220  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 – –  17 18 23  27 31 41  26 17 8  13 15 13  6 10 10  6 7 5  ( 3) 1 1  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  430 391 218 37  39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0  1,436 1,458 1,423 1,499  1,425 1,464 1,390 –  1,302 1,321 1,297 –  – – – –  1,563 1,582 1,538 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ( 3) – – –  4 2 3 –  5 4 7 11  15 14 16 22  23 22 25 19  20 22 20 11  13 15 14 8  11 12 10 8  4 5 2 3  2 2 1 3  1 1 1 5  1 1 1 8  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) 3  – – – –  Level 5 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  152 132 42  39.7 40.0 40.0  1,732 1,799 1,614  1,724 1,774 1,594  1,568 1,609 1,553  – – –  1,948 1,970 1,650  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 – –  – – –  7 – –  6 1 2  4 5 12  15 17 48  13 14 21  14 16 7  13 14 2  9 11 7  12 14 –  5 6 –  2 2 –  Level 6 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  100 86  39.7 40.0  1,994 2,083  2,068 2,128  1,753 1,971  – –  2,210 2,250  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 –  2 –  6 –  5 1  7 8  3 3  2 2  18 21  8 9  19 22  See footnotes at end of table.  3  28 33  4  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $1,289 1,514  $1,160 1,423  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of— 450 and under 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  – $1,491 – 1,822  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  4 –  10 3  9 6  12 9  17 9  9 8  9 11  4 7  3 5  4 8  3 6  3 6  3 6  3 6  1 1  4 8  Middle range  Scientists ..................................................... Private industry .........................................  305 159  38.8 40.0  $1,015 1,155  Level 2 ......................................................  56  38.5  970  974  863  –  1,015  –  –  –  –  –  2  25  41  23  –  9  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  89 41  38.7 40.0  1,148 1,201  1,126 1,155  1,066 1,066  – –  1,160 1,275  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  4 2  28 29  48 32  10 20  2 5  3 7  2 5  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4 ......................................................  78  39.1  1,440  1,356  1,295  –  1,618  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  12  18  24  10  8  14  8  5  1  –  –  –  Level 5 ......................................................  30  39.8  1,844  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  13  3  –  7  10  10  27  23  7  –  Scientists, Physical/Biological .................. Private industry .........................................  305 159  38.8 40.0  1,289 1,514  1,160 1,423  1,015 1,155  – –  1,491 1,822  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  4 –  10 3  9 6  12 9  17 9  9 8  9 11  4 7  3 5  4 8  3 6  3 6  3 6  3 6  1 1  4 8  Level 2 ......................................................  56  38.5  970  974  863  –  1,015  –  –  –  –  –  2  25  41  23  –  9  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  89 41  38.7 40.0  1,148 1,201  1,126 1,155  1,066 1,066  – –  1,160 1,275  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 –  4 2  28 29  48 32  10 20  2 5  3 7  2 5  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4 ......................................................  78  39.1  1,440  1,356  1,295  –  1,618  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  12  18  24  10  8  14  8  5  1  –  –  –  Level 5 ......................................................  30  39.8  1,844  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  13  3  –  7  10  10  27  23  7  –  Buyer/Contracting Specialists .................. Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  77 39 27 38  39.2 40.0 40.0 38.4  921 911 738 932  856 – – 919  706 – – 799  – – – –  1,015 – – 1,024  – – – –  3 5 7 –  4 3 4 5  6 10 15 3  10 21 30 –  21 21 30 21  10 3 4 18  19 15 – 24  5 3 4 8  4 3 4 5  6 – – 13  1 3 – –  3 3 – 3  3 5 4 –  – – – –  – – – –  4 8 – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 2 ......................................................  31  39.4  741  –  –  –  –  –  6  3  6  26  32  10  16  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ......................................................  25  39.4  1,087  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  4  4  40  16  8  12  4  4  8  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Computer Programmers ............................ Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  128 94 83 34  39.6 40.0 40.0 38.3  844 838 846 858  820 819 820 868  750 760 750 743  – – – –  924 904 923 950  – – – –  2 2 2 –  1 1 1 –  4 3 4 6  7 6 6 9  27 29 25 24  28 31 30 21  16 15 17 21  9 4 5 21  5 6 7 –  2 2 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 2 ......................................................  29  39.2  739  –  –  –  –  –  3  3  7  21  38  28  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  81 64 61 17  39.6 40.0 40.0 38.1  856 826 829 971  842 820 820 950  776 769 769 919  – – – –  925 880 885 1,019  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 2 2 –  1 2 2 –  27 34 31 –  35 39 41 18  26 22 23 41  10 2 2 41  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  See footnotes at end of table.  4  Table A-1. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $1,143 1,158 1,087 1,036 1,124  $1,126 1,141 1,058 – 1,096  $1,005 991 953 – 1,042  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of— 450 and under 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 800  800 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  – $1,250 – 1,302 – 1,154 – – – 1,203  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  3 5 6 – –  8 7 6 12 9  13 17 21 23 8  24 16 21 23 34  21 22 24 42 19  13 7 5 – 19  8 8 3 – 8  6 9 13 – 1  2 2 – – 1  – – – – –  1 1 – – –  1 1 – – –  1 2 – – –  1 1 – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Middle range  Computer Systems Analysts ..................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  172 95 62 26 77  39.5 40.0 40.0 40.0 38.8  Level 1 ......................................................  32  40.0  978  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  9  25  9  44  13  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  84 41 34 43  39.1 40.0 40.0 38.3  1,101 1,090 1,097 1,112  1,086 1,058 – 1,126  992 972 – 1,019  – – – –  1,189 1,180 – 1,203  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 5 6 –  5 5 3 5  21 29 26 14  25 20 21 30  23 20 21 26  15 7 6 23  4 5 6 2  5 10 12 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... State and local government ..................  48 36 12  39.6 40.0 38.3  1,260 1,234 1,337  1,230 – –  1,141 – –  – – –  1,385 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 3 –  13 17 –  27 36 –  19 11 42  21 14 42  10 11 8  6 6 8  – – –  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Personnel Specialists ................................ Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  117 87 76 33 30  39.7 40.0 40.0 40.0 38.8  1,058 1,079 1,057 1,162 998  1,009 1,035 991 – 991  808 788 769 – 934  – – – – –  1,241 1,346 1,322 – 1,144  3 3 4 – –  3 3 4 9 –  2 1 1 – 3  8 8 9 6 7  3 5 5 3 –  6 8 9 12 –  7 5 3 – 13  18 13 14 21 33  10 9 5 6 13  14 13 12 3 17  6 7 8 9 3  9 8 9 – 10  1 1 1 – –  3 3 3 3 –  3 3 4 9 –  2 2 1 3 –  2 2 3 6 –  1 1 1 3 –  2 2 1 3 –  1 1 1 3 –  – – – – –  Level 2: State and local government ..................  7  38.9  837  –  –  –  –  –  –  14  14  –  –  14  57  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  48 33 32  39.5 39.9 39.9  946 926 908  946 – –  801 – –  – – –  1,027 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 3 3  8 12 13  15 21 22  10 6 6  35 33 34  8 3 3  10 9 9  8 9 9  – – –  – – –  2 3 –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  36 29  39.8 40.0  1,295 1,310  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  19 21  28 24  6 7  28 24  3 3  6 7  – –  6 7  3 3  – –  3 3  – –  – –  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  3  Less than 0.5 percent. Workers were distributed as follows: 16 percent at $2,200 and under $2,300; 10 percent at $2,300 and under $2,400; 5 percent at $2,400 and under $2,500; and 1 percent at $2,500 and under $2,600. 4  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  5  Table A-2. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  400 and under 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 1050  1050 1100  1100 1150  1150 1200  1200 1250  1250 1300  1300 1350  1350 1400  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators .................................. Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  89 65 63 24  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  $626 569 570 782  $587 538 538 775  $497 491 491 688  – – – –  $739 618 649 907  1 2 2 –  6 8 6 –  22 29 30 4  18 22 22 8  6 8 8 –  8 9 8 4  4 3 3 8  12 12 13 13  7 2 2 21  6 5 5 8  3 2 2 8  1 – – 4  6 – – 21  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  49 45 44  40.0 40.0 40.0  544 535 537  498 498 498  471 464 465  – – –  541 538 538  2 2 2  10 11 9  41 42 43  24 24 25  4 4 5  4 4 5  2 2 2  – – –  6 2 2  6 7 7  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ......................................................  29  40.0  681  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  10  10  17  10  31  10  3  3  3  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Drafters ........................................................ Private industry .........................................  110 82  39.6 40.0  840 810  846 760  754 750  – –  919 905  – –  – –  1 1  1 1  5 6  2 2  9 10  2 1  26 35  7 9  10 9  14 9  7 4  11 10  – –  3 –  3 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ......................................................  34  38.5  859  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  3  26  6  –  3  15  24  15  –  –  –  9  –  –  –  –  Engineering Technicians, Civil .................  167  40.0  882  856  775  –  993  –  –  1  2  –  9  2  10  4  17  17  9  7  1  11  2  4  1  2  1  1  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  6 6  40.0 40.0  556 556  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  17 17  50 50  – –  – –  33 33  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3: State and local government ..................  30  40.0  791  812  739  –  815  –  –  –  –  –  7  7  13  20  30  23  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Level 4 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  102 45  40.0 40.0  914 1,008  880 993  849 945  – –  993 1,086  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  12 –  – –  20 11  22 2  15 29  12 11  – –  16 36  3 7  – –  – –  2 4  – –  – –  Corrections Officers ................................... State and local government ......................  153 153  37.5 37.5  914 914  931 931  887 887  – –  961 961  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  8 8  10 10  18 18  22 22  39 39  3 3  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters .................................................. State and local government ......................  60 60  53.0 53.0  1,114 1,114  1,116 1,116  1,061 1,061  – –  1,141 1,141  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  13 13  23 23  42 42  17 17  3 3  – –  2 2  – –  Police Officers: Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  276 276  39.7 39.7  1,131 1,131  1,105 1,105  1,049 1,049  – –  1,241 1,241  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  9 9  12 12  7 7  12 12  16 16  12 12  7 7  13 13  7 7  4 4  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 3 Less than 0.5 percent. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  6  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  250 and under 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 575  575 600  600 625  625 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 and over  Clerks, Accounting ..................................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  505 393 371 83 112  39.8 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.2  $512 502 500 483 549  $506 488 485 430 553  $432 420 416 400 502  – – – – –  $580 556 556 536 607  – – – – –  – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) – –  1 1 1 – –  4 5 5 7 –  4 5 6 11 1  13 16 17 31 4  8 9 7 11 3  5 4 4 2 8  11 12 13 8 7  10 11 11 4 7  10 8 9 7 18  6 5 3 1 9  6 3 2 1 18  7 4 4 – 15  8 7 8 1 8  5 6 6 6 3  ( 3) 1 – – –  1 1 1 5 –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) 1 –  ( 3) 1 1 2 –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  94 75 74  40.0 40.0 40.0  450 444 443  425 416 416  400 380 380  – – –  482 482 482  – – –  – – –  1 1 1  5 7 7  9 11 11  10 12 12  26 27 27  6 4 4  6 5 4  20 20 20  4 1 1  5 4 4  1 1 1  2 3 3  – – –  1 – –  – – –  – – –  3 4 4  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ........... State and local government ..................  336 292 280 55 44  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.7  510 505 505 456 549  506 495 500 420 565  440 431 430 400 507  – – – – –  580 556 556 480 580  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  4 4 4 7 –  4 4 4 5 2  13 15 16 44 –  10 11 9 15 –  5 4 4 – 9  11 12 12 7 9  13 14 14 5 7  10 10 11 5 9  4 3 3 – 14  6 2 1 – 34  6 5 5 – 14  9 10 10 2 2  6 7 7 7 –  – – – – –  ( 3) ( 3) ( 3) 2 –  – – – – –  – – – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry .....................................  64 26  38.8 40.0  607 635  592 –  557 –  – –  638 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 4  – –  – –  20 –  19 35  11 12  19 8  9 4  13 19  3 8  – –  2 4  3 8  Clerks, General ........................................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  386 204 180 79 182  39.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 37.9  492 511 512 561 470  478 499 500 600 478  442 418 418 443 452  – – – – –  528 604 606 635 493  1 1 2 – –  1 1 2 – –  1 1 1 – –  3 5 6 – –  3 4 5 6 2  4 7 8 4 1  10 5 2 – 15  7 8 9 18 7  9 8 6 3 9  34 8 9 10 62  3 4 4 4 1  3 5 6 1 1  3 5 6 3 –  2 3 2 1 –  9 17 15 20 –  4 5 6 8 3  4 7 8 13 –  ( 3) ( 3) 1 1 –  1 1 2 4 –  1 2 2 5 –  – – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ State and local government ..................  160 34 34 126  38.1 40.0 40.0 37.6  456 379 379 477  478 – – 478  452 – – 478  – – – –  490 – – 493  2 9 9 –  2 9 9 –  1 6 6 –  3 15 15 –  4 21 21 –  – – – –  4 6 6 4  6 – – 7  7 24 24 2  69 3 3 87  2 9 9 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  88 87 81  40.0 40.0 40.0  494 494 501  480 480 484  400 400 430  – – –  542 542 560  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 2 2  2 2 2  16 16 17  9 9 2  16 16 17  3 2 2  18 18 20  6 6 6  3 3 4  3 3 4  1 1 1  11 11 12  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  3 3 4  3 3 4  – – –  Level 4 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  83 83 65  40.0 40.0 40.0  583 583 594  600 600 606  573 573 573  – – –  631 631 640  – – –  – – –  – – –  5 5 6  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 2 3  8 8 –  – – –  – – –  8 8 11  8 8 11  7 7 5  30 30 26  11 11 14  17 17 22  1 1 2  – – –  1 1 2  – – –  Key Entry Operators ................................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................  35 35 35  40.0 40.0 40.0  372 372 372  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  14 14 14  26 26 26  3 3 3  11 11 11  14 14 14  – – –  11 11 11  14 14 14  – – –  6 6 6  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Personnel Assistants ................................. Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  60 34 25 26  39.5 40.0 40.0 38.8  592 526 534 678  588 – – 664  504 – – 618  – – – –  678 – – 756  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  2 3 4 –  3 6 8 –  3 6 8 –  2 3 4 –  – – – –  8 12 – 4  17 29 32 –  8 12 4 4  5 – – 12  7 9 12 4  3 3 4 4  12 3 4 23  8 12 16 4  7 3 4 12  12 – – 27  – – – –  3 – – 8  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  32 18  39.2 38.6  608 670  – 644  – 618  – –  – 756  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 –  – –  13 –  3 –  16 6  6 11  13 6  3 6  16 28  3 –  6 11  19 33  – –  – –  See footnotes at end of table.  7  Table A-3. All establishments: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996 — Continued  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $546 585 557 –  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  $476 500 490 –  – – – –  $625 651 651 –  250 and under 275  275 300  300 325  325 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 575  575 600  600 625  625 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 and over  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 1 –  1 2 2 –  6 3 3 5  4 4 5 10  11 5 6 10  10 9 10 13  10 9 10 8  10 10 11 8  6 5 6 3  7 6 – –  10 6 6 5  8 11 13 –  9 11 13 5  3 4 5 13  2 3 3 5  2 4 4 8  2 6 3 8  Secretaries .................................................. Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ...............  289 114 101 39  39.7 39.9 39.9 40.0  $563 600 586 605  Level 2: Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  30 30  40.0 40.0  491 491  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 3  10 10  13 13  17 17  17 17  23 23  – –  – –  – –  13 13  – –  3 3  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3: Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  56 47  40.0 40.0  606 598  594 625  546 546  – –  651 651  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 2  9 11  5 6  14 17  9 11  13 –  2 2  21 26  14 17  5 6  2 2  2 –  2 –  Switchboard-Operator-Receptionists ....... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ...............  94 91 86 26  40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0  424 425 425 452  400 400 400 –  340 340 340 –  – – – –  477 480 477 –  – – – –  – – – –  12 12 13 –  16 16 16 12  12 11 10 23  10 9 9 19  11 10 10 15  4 4 5 4  10 10 10 –  10 10 7 –  – – – –  11 11 12 12  – – – –  2 2 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  4 4 5 15  – – – –  – – – –  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 3 Less than 0.5 percent. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  8  Table A-4. All establishments: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................  188 123 122  $14.75 12.51 12.50  $13.53 12.00 12.00  $10.86 10.65 10.65  – $20.23 – 14.59 – 14.59  Level 1 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  87 84 84  11.32 11.03 11.03  10.86 10.86 10.86  10.17 10.10 10.10  – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  87 39 38  18.56 15.72 15.75  20.23 – –  15.00 – –  Maintenance Electronics Technicians ...... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................  397 338 338  28.06 27.83 27.83  30.53 30.53 30.53  Level 2 ......................................................  390  28.12  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ............... State and local government ......................  156 116 116 86 40  Skilled Multi-Craft Maintenance Workers .....................................................  64  8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 25.00 26.00 28.00 30.00 32.00 34.00 and and under 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 25.00 26.00 28.00 30.00 32.00 34.00 over 9.00  5 8 8  4 7 7  18 24 25  7 7 7  12 15 16  7 11 11  6 8 7  6 8 8  3 5 5  2 2 2  – – –  2 1 1  15 1 1  13 2 2  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  12.00 12.00 12.00  11 12 12  9 10 10  33 35 35  10 11 11  22 23 23  8 8 8  1 1 1  – – –  1 1 1  – – –  – – –  2 – –  1 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  21.42 – –  – – –  – – –  1 3 3  – – –  – – –  7 15 16  10 23 21  11 26 26  6 13 13  3 8 8  – – –  1 3 3  32 3 3  28 8 8  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  28.32 28.32 28.32  – – –  30.53 30.53 30.53  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  1 1 1  1 1 1  4 4 4  2 2 2  2 3 3  4 4 4  2 3 3  2 2 2  2 1 1  1 – –  2 – –  1 1 1  2 2 2  17 19 19  48 45 45  11 12 12  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2)  30.53  28.32  –  30.53  –  –  –  –  –  –  1  1  4  2  2  4  2  2  1  1  2  1  2  17  49  11  –  18.59 17.44 17.44 17.45 21.93  17.77 15.23 15.23 15.00 21.43  14.21 13.00 13.00 13.00 21.43  – – – – –  21.59 21.20 21.20 21.20 22.15  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  10 13 13 17 –  4 6 6 6 –  6 8 8 10 –  12 16 16 15 –  7 9 9 6 –  4 6 6 8 –  8 10 10 2 –  2 3 3 3 –  6 3 3 3 15  2 – – – 7  16 3 3 5 52  3 2 2 2 5  4 5 5 – –  4 1 1 – 15  – – – – –  12 16 16 21 –  1 – – – 5  – – – – –  – – – – –  – – – – –  19.44  19.31  17.04  –  21.43  –  –  –  –  –  –  2  2  9  33  3  5  5  30  5  3  –  2  3  –  –  –  –  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  2  Less than 0.5 percent.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  9  Table A-5. All establishments: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  6.00 and under 7.00  7.00 8.00  8.00 9.00  9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 25.00 26.00 28.00 30.00 and 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 25.00 26.00 28.00 30.00 over  Janitors ........................................................ Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  735 702 702 33  $8.68 8.49 8.49 12.83  $8.00 8.00 8.00 13.84  $7.00 7.00 7.00 11.17  – – – –  $9.33 9.05 9.05 14.26  17 18 18 –  28 30 30 3  24 25 25 –  12 12 12 21  4 4 4 –  3 3 3 6  2 2 2 3  2 1 1 33  1 ( 2) 2 ( ) 30  4 4 4 3  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) –  – – – –  1 1 1 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Material Movement and Storage Workers ....................................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ...............  388 387 385 139  16.08 16.07 16.03 15.50  13.45 13.45 13.30 12.00  10.01 10.00 10.00 9.91  – – – –  22.25 22.25 22.25 20.62  – – – –  1 1 1 –  7 7 7 6  14 14 14 19  12 12 12 16  6 6 6 6  6 6 6 7  7 7 8 8  4 4 4 7  2 2 2 4  2 2 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 1 2  ( 2) – – –  24 24 24 –  5 5 5 –  1 1 1 2  2 2 2 4  – – – –  5 5 5 13  2 2 2 4  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............ Transportation and utilities ...........  362 361 359 123  16.18 16.16 16.13 15.18  13.45 13.45 13.30 11.23  10.25 10.25 10.05 9.75  – – – –  22.25 22.25 22.25 20.62  – – – –  ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) –  7 7 7 7  13 13 13 21  13 13 13 18  6 6 6 7  7 7 7 8  7 7 7 6  4 4 4 6  – – – –  2 2 2 –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  1 1 1 2  ( 2) – – –  26 26 26 –  6 6 6 –  1 1 1 2  2 2 2 5  – – – –  5 5 5 15  1 1 1 2  Truckdrivers ................................................ Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ Transportation and utilities ...............  287 287 265 192  16.69 16.69 16.22 16.82  15.50 15.50 15.00 15.50  12.75 12.75 12.40 13.02  – – – –  21.76 21.76 21.76 21.76  – – – –  2 2 2 2  – – – –  2 2 2 –  1 1 1 2  4 4 5 6  20 20 21 14  6 6 6 8  9 9 9 8  11 11 12 12  10 10 11 13  1 1 1 1  3 3 1 2  1 1 1 2  – – – –  17 17 17 23  4 4 5 –  – – – –  – – – –  4 4 – –  5 5 6 8  – – – –  – – – –  Tractor Trailer ........................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  156 156 134  17.11 17.11 16.25  15.25 15.25 15.00  12.83 12.83 12.40  – – –  22.28 22.28 17.29  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 2 2  25 25 29  4 4 4  12 12 13  17 17 20  4 4 4  1 1 1  6 6 2  2 2 2  – – –  3 3 –  8 8 9  – – –  – – –  8 8 –  10 10 11  – – –  – – –  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  2  Less than 0.5 percent.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  10  Table A-6. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of professional and administrative occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996  Occupation and level  Number of workers  Average weekly hours1 (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Under 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 1000  1000 1100  1100 1200  1200 1300  1300 1400  1400 1500  1500 1600  1600 1700  1700 1800  1800 1900  1900 2000  2000 2100  2100 2200  2200 and over  – $1,019 – 1,015  2 3  6 4  9 6  9 7  9 10  3 4  11 14  20 23  13 11  11 13  3 3  – –  1 1  1 1  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Middle range  PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS Accountants ................................................ State and local government ......................  88 71  39.5 39.3  $906 920  $909 920  $740 775  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  25 20  39.5 39.4  822 860  – 856  – 775  – –  – 942  – –  8 –  12 5  12 10  8 10  12 15  24 30  16 20  8 10  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  32 25  39.3 39.1  939 963  – 963  – 899  – –  – 1,015  – –  – –  6 4  13 8  6 4  – –  13 16  34 40  16 12  9 12  – –  – –  3 4  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Engineers ....................................................  608  39.4  1,475  1,415  1,129  –  1,737  –  –  –  –  2  1  3  5  11  10  9  10  10  6  6  6  4  4  4  3  7  Level 3 ......................................................  124  39.1  1,123  1,126  1,053  –  1,183  –  –  –  –  –  2  7  11  17  40  14  3  6  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  Buyer/Contracting Specialists .................. State and local government ......................  49 38  38.8 38.4  997 932  945 919  769 799  – –  1,169 1,024  6 5  6 3  – –  10 11  8 11  8 11  6 8  18 24  6 8  6 5  10 13  2 –  4 3  2 –  – –  – –  6 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Computer Programmers ............................ Private industry ......................................... State and local government ......................  66 32 34  39.1 40.0 38.3  812 763 858  794 – 868  734 – 743  – – –  904 – 950  3 6 –  6 6 6  9 9 9  15 19 12  18 25 12  12 22 3  11 3 18  15 9 21  11 – 21  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  36 17  39.1 38.1  875 971  – 950  – 919  – –  – 1,019  – –  3 –  3 –  14 –  14 –  8 –  11 18  28 41  19 41  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Computer Systems Analysts ..................... State and local government ......................  126 77  39.3 38.8  1,149 1,124  1,126 1,096  1,015 1,042  – –  1,250 1,203  – –  – –  – –  1 –  2 –  2 1  6 8  13 8  25 34  18 19  16 19  10 8  2 1  2 1  – –  1 –  1 –  2 –  1 –  – –  – –  Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  60 43  38.8 38.3  1,084 1,112  1,086 1,126  992 1,019  – –  1,175 1,203  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 –  2 –  5 5  20 14  25 30  23 26  20 23  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  32 12  39.4 38.3  1,287 1,337  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  3 –  9 –  16 –  25 42  31 42  3 8  9 8  – –  3 –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Personnel Specialists ................................ State and local government ......................  53 29  39.3 38.8  1,035 1,013  1,009 998  904 934  – –  1,154 1,144  4 –  9 7  2 –  – –  – –  6 7  4 7  23 34  17 14  17 17  4 3  6 10  2 –  4 –  – –  2 –  – –  – –  2 –  – –  – –  Level 2: State and local government ..................  6  38.8  883  –  –  –  –  17  –  –  –  –  17  67  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS  –  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  11  Table A-7. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of technical and protective service occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996  Occupation and level  Average Number weekly hours1 of workers (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  $644 775  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  400 and under 425  425 450  450 500  500 550  550 600  600 650  650 700  700 750  750 800  800 850  850 900  900 950  950 1000  1000 1050  1050 1100  1100 1150  1150 1200  1200 1250  1250 1300  1300 1350  1350 1400  2 –  4 –  17 4  13 8  7 –  9 4  7 8  7 13  11 21  4 8  7 8  2 4  11 21  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS Computer Operators .................................. State and local government ......................  46 24  40.0 40.0  $668 782  $514 688  – –  $799 907  Engineering Technicians, Civil: Level 2 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  6 6  40.0 40.0  556 556  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  17 17  50 50  – –  – –  33 33  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  30 30  40.0 40.0  791 791  812 812  739 739  – –  815 815  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  7 7  7 7  13 13  20 20  30 30  23 23  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4: State and local government ..................  45  40.0  1,008  993  945  –  1,086  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  11  2  29  11  –  36  7  –  –  4  –  –  Corrections Officers ................................... State and local government ......................  153 153  37.5 37.5  914 914  931 931  887 887  – –  961 961  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  1 1  8 8  10 10  18 18  22 22  39 39  3 3  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Firefighters .................................................. State and local government ......................  60 60  53.0 53.0  1,114 1,114  1,116 1,116  1,061 1,061  – –  1,141 1,141  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  13 13  23 23  42 42  17 17  3 3  – –  2 2  – –  Police Officers: Level 1 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  276 276  39.7 39.7  1,131 1,131  1,105 1,105  1,049 1,049  – –  1,241 1,241  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  ( 3) ( 3)  ( 3) ( 3)  – –  9 9  12 12  7 7  12 12  16 16  12 12  7 7  13 13  7 7  4 4  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 3 Less than 0.5 percent. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  12  Table A-8. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Weekly hours and pay of clerical occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996  Occupation and level  Number of workers  Average weekly hours1 (standard)  Weekly pay (in dollars)2  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time weekly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  Under 350  350 375  375 400  400 425  425 450  450 475  475 500  500 525  525 550  550 575  575 600  600 625  625 650  650 675  675 700  700 725  725 750  750 775  775 800  800 850  850 and over  Clerks, Accounting ..................................... Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................ State and local government ......................  161 50 50 111  39.5 40.0 40.0 39.2  $529 481 481 550  $539 482 482 553  $476 416 416 502  – – – –  $590 496 496 607  1 2 2 –  1 4 4 –  4 10 10 1  6 12 12 3  4 6 6 3  9 12 12 8  14 30 30 7  5 – – 7  13 2 2 18  7 4 4 9  13 2 2 18  14 12 12 15  6 – – 8  2 2 2 2  1 2 2 1  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  – – – –  Level 2 ...................................................... Private industry ..................................... Service-producing industries ............  46 28 28  40.0 40.0 40.0  458 446 446  476 – –  412 – –  – – –  482 – –  2 4 4  2 4 4  9 14 14  13 11 11  13 11 11  9 7 7  39 50 50  7 – –  4 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  2 – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Level 3 ...................................................... State and local government ..................  59 44  39.8 39.7  535 549  553 565  476 507  – –  580 580  – –  2 –  3 2  5 –  – –  12 9  8 9  5 7  8 9  10 14  25 34  19 14  2 2  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Level 4 ......................................................  45  38.3  588  590  539  –  608  –  –  –  –  –  2  –  –  29  11  11  24  11  7  4  –  –  –  –  –  –  2 1  1 1  3  ( ) –  3  ( ) –  1 –  3 3  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  Clerks, General ........................................... State and local government ......................  215 182  38.2 37.9  471 470  478 478  442 452  – –  Level 2: State and local government ..................  126  37.6  477  478  478  –  Personnel Assistants ................................. State and local government ......................  39 26  39.2 38.8  639 678  – 664  – 618  – –  Level 3: State and local government ..................  18  38.6  670  644  618  –  Secretaries ..................................................  194  39.6  553  535  476  –  493 493  3  – –  2 2  ( ) 1  493  –  –  –  4  – 756  – –  3 –  5 –  3 –  756  –  –  –  –  614  –  1  –  7  13 15  1 Standard hours reflect the workweek for which employees receive their regular straight-time salaries (exclusive of pay for overtime at regular and/or premium rates), and the earnings correspond to these weekly hours. 2 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to  12 7  8 9  56 62  7  2  87  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – –  – –  3 4  – –  5 4  8 12  5 4  5 4  18 23  8 –  5 4  5 4  5 8  15 23  3 4  – –  5 8  –  –  –  –  6  11  6  6  28  –  –  –  11  28  6  –  –  4  13  10  10  9  8  7  11  6  5  3  1  1  2  –  1  2  compute means, medians, and middle ranges. 3 Less than 0.5 percent. NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  13  Table A-9. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Hourly pay of maintenance and toolroom occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Number of workers  Mean  Median  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of— 8.50 and under 9.00  9.00 9.50  – $21.09 – – – –  2 7 7  – – –  2 7 7  5 7 7  4 14 14  2 4 4  3 – –  – – –  3 – –  1 – –  1 4 4  4 7 7  4 11 11  3 11 11  3 11 11  – – –  3 4 4  31 4 4  26 11 11  – – –  – – –  – – –  – – –  Middle range  9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 13.50 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 25.00 and 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 13.50 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00 25.00 over  General Maintenance Workers .................. Private industry ......................................... Service-producing industries ................  93 28 28  $17.61 14.45 14.45  $20.23 – –  $14.13 – –  Level 2 ......................................................  64  19.93  20.23  20.23  –  21.47  –  –  –  –  2  –  –  –  –  –  2  2  5  3  5  –  2  44  38  –  –  –  –  Maintenance Mechanics, Motor Vehicle ... State and local government ......................  59 40  21.41 21.93  21.43 21.43  20.23 21.43  – –  23.25 22.15  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  – –  2 –  3 –  2 –  2 –  – –  15 15  5 7  42 52  3 5  10 –  12 15  3 5  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  14  Table A-10. Establishments employing 500 workers or more: Hourly pay of material movement and custodial occupations, Anchorage, AK, July 1996 Hourly pay (in dollars)1 Occupation and level  Janitors ........................................................  Number of workers  122  Mean  Median  $12.45  $12.53  Percent of workers receiving straight-time hourly pay (in dollars) of—  Middle range  $10.50  – $14.69  6.50 and under 7.00  7.00 7.50  7.50 8.00  8.00 8.50  8.50 9.00  9.00 9.50  1  5  1  2  2  3  1 Excludes premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are performance bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases, but not bonuses, under cost-of-living clauses, and incentive payments, however, are included. See Appendix A for definitions and methods used to compute means, medians, and middle ranges.  9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 13.50 14.00 14.50 15.00 15.50 16.00 16.50 17.00 18.00 10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00 13.50 14.00 14.50 15.00 15.50 16.00 16.50 17.00 18.00 19.00  6  6  15  4  2  1  13  2  9  3  6  10  2  2  –  –  7  NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual intervals may not equal 100 percent. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data did not meet publication criteria. Overall occupation or occupational levels may include data for categories not shown separately.  15  Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey  Scope This survey of the Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area covered establishments employing 50 workers or more in goods producing industries (mining, construction, and manufacturing); service producing industries (transportation, communications, electric, gas, and sanitary services; wholesale trade; retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services industries); and State and local governments.1 Private households, agriculture, the Federal Government, and the self-employed were excluded from the survey. Table 1 in this appendix shows the estimated number of establishments and workers within scope of the survey and the number actually included in the survey sample.  professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations. In other words, the larger the number of employees expected to be found in designated occupations, the larger the establishment sample in that stratum. An upward adjustment to the establishment sample size also was made in strata expected to have relatively high sampling error for certain occupations, based on previous survey experiences. (See section on "Reliability of estimates" below for discussion of sampling error.) Data collection and payroll reference Data for the survey were obtained primarily by personal visits of the Bureau's field economists to a sample of establishments within the Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collection for the survey was from June 1996 through September 1996 and reflects an average payroll reference month of July 1996. Data obtained for a payroll period prior to the end of July 1996 were updated to include general wage changes, if granted, scheduled to be effective through that date.  Sampling frame The list of establishments from which the survey sample was selected (the sampling frame) was developed from the State unemployment insurance reports for the Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area (June 1994). Establishments with 50 workers or more during the sampling frame's reference period were included in the survey sample even if they employed fewer than 50 workers at the time of the survey. The sampling frame was reviewed for completeness and accuracy prior to the survey and, when necessary, corrections were made: Missing establishments were added; out-of-business and out-of-scope establishments were removed; and addresses, employment levels, industry classification, and other information were updated.  Occupational pay Occupational pay data are shown for full-time workers, i.e., those hired to work a regular weekly schedule. Pay data exclude premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts. Also excluded are bonuses and lump-sum payments of the type negotiated in the auto and aerospace industries, as well as profit-sharing payments, attendance bonuses, Christmas or year-end bonuses, and other nonproduction bonuses. Pay increases—but not bonuses—under cost-ofliving allowance clauses and incentive payments, however, are included in the pay data. Unless otherwise indicated, the pay data following the job titles are for all industries combined. Pay data for some of the occupations for all industries combined (or for some industry divisions within the scope of the survey) are not presented in the A-series tables because either (1) data did not provide statistically  Survey design The survey design includes classifying individual establishments into groups (strata) based on industry and employment size, determining the size of the sample for each group (stratum), and selecting an establishment sample from each stratum. The establishment sample size in a stratum was determined by expected number of employees to be found (based on previous occupational pay surveys) in  A-1  adjusted to account for the missing data. The weights for establishments which were out of business or outside the scope of the survey were changed to zero. Some sampled establishments had a policy of not disclosing salary data for certain employees. No adjustments were made to pay estimates for the survey as a result of these missing data. The proportion of employees for whom pay data were not available was less than 5 percent.  reliable results, or (2) there was the possibility of disclosure of individual establishment data. Pay data not shown separately for industry divisions are included in data for all industries combined. Average pay reflect areawide estimates. Industries and establishments differ in pay levels and job staffing, and thus contribute differently to the estimates for each job. Therefore, average pay may not reflect the pay differential among jobs within individual establishments. A-series tables provide distributions of workers by pay intervals. The mean is computed for each job by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number of workers. The median designates position—one-half of the workers receive the same as or more and one-half receive the same as or less than the rate shown. The middle range is defined by two rates of pay; one-fourth of the workers earn the same as or less than the lower of these rates and one-fourth earn the same as or more than the higher rate. Medians and middle ranges are not provided when they do not meet reliability criteria. Occupations surveyed are common to a variety of public and private industries, and were selected from the following employment groups: (1) Professional and administrative; (2) technical and protective service; (3) clerical; (4) maintenance and toolroom; and (5) material movement and custodial. Occupational classification was based on a uniform set of job descriptions designed to take account of interestablishment variation in duties within the same job. Occupations selected for study are listed and described in appendix B, along with corresponding occupational codes and titles from the 1980 edition of the Standard Occupational Classification Manual. Job descriptions used to classify employees in this survey usually are more generalized than those used in individual establishments to allow for minor differences among establishments in specific duties performed. Average weekly hours for professional, administrative, technical, protective service, and clerical occupations refer to the standard workweek (rounded to the nearest tenth of an hour) for which employees receive regular straight-time pay. Average weekly pay for these occupations are rounded to the nearest dollar. Occupational employment estimates represent the total in all establishments within the scope of the study and not the number actually surveyed. Because occupational structures among establishments differ, estimates of occupational employment obtained from the sample of establishments studied serve only to indicate the relative importance of the jobs studied.  Reliability of estimates The data in this bulletin are estimates from a scientifically selected probability sample. There are two types of errors possible in an estimate based on a sample survey—sampling and nonsampling. Sampling errors occur because observations come only from a sample, not the entire population. The particular sample used in this survey is one of a number of all possible samples of the same size that could have been selected using the sample design. Estimates derived from the different samples would differ from each other. A measure of the variation among these differing estimates is called the standard error or sampling error. It indicates the precision with which an estimate from a particular sample approximates the average result of all possible samples. The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error divided by the estimate. For example, if the estimated average weekly salary of Secretaries Level IV is $500 and the standard error is $8, the RSE is 1.6 percent, or $8/$500x100 = 1.6%. Estimates of relative standard errors for this survey vary among the occupational work levels depending on such factors as the frequency with which the job occurs, the dispersion of salaries for the job, and the survey design. The distribution of published work levels for one relative standard error was as follows:  Relative standard error Less than 1 percent 1 and under 3 percent 3 and under 5 percent 5 percent and over  Survey nonresponse Data were not available from 10.8 percent of the sample establishments (representing 5,988 employees covered by the survey). An additional 4.2 percent of the sample establishments (representing 2,850 employees) were either out of business or outside the scope of the survey. If data were not provided by a sample member, the weights (based on the probability of selection in the sample) of responding sample establishments were  Percent of published occupational work levels 2.4 42.9 42.9 11.9  The standard error can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample estimate. For example, a 95 percent confidence interval is centered at the sample estimate and includes all values within 2 times the estimate's standard error. If all possible samples were selected to estimate the population value, the interval A-2  To measure and better control nonsampling errors that occur during data collection, a quality control procedure was applied to the survey design. The procedure, job match validation (JMV), is designed to identify the frequency, reasons for, and sources of incorrect decisions made by Bureau field economists in matching company jobs to survey occupations. Once identified, the problems are discussed promptly with the field economists while the data are still being collected. Subsequently, the JMV results are tallied, reported to BLS staff, and become the basis for remedial action for future surveys.  from each sample would include the true population value approximately 95 percent of the time. Using the RSE example above, there is 95 percent confidence that the true population value for Secretaries Level IV is between $484 and $516 (i.e., $500 plus or minus 2 x $8). Nonsampling errors can stem from many sources, such as inability to obtain information from some establishments; difficulties with survey definitions; inability of respondents to provide correct information; mistakes in recording or coding the data obtained; and other errors of collection, response, coverage, and estimation of missing data. Although not specifically measured, the survey's nonsampling errors are expected to be minimal due to the high response rate, the extensive and continuous training of field economists who gather survey data by personal visit, careful screening of data at several levels of review, annual evaluation of the suitability of job definitions, and thorough field testing of new or revised job definitions.  1 For this survey, an establishment is an economic unit which produces goods or services, a central administrative office, or an auxiliary unit providing support services to a company. In manufacturing industries, the establishment is usually at a single physical location. In service-producing industries, all locations of an individual company in a Metropolitan Statistical Area are usually considered an establishment. In government, an establishment is defined as all locations of a government entity.  A-3  Appendix table 1. Establishments and workers within scope of survey and number studied, Anchorage, AK1, July 1996 Number of establishments Industry  division2  Within scope of survey3  Workers in establishments Within scope of survey4  Studied  Studied Number  Percent  ALL ESTABLISHMENTS All divisions ...................................................................................  288  102  65,308  100  44,699  Private industry ....................................................................... Goods producing .............................................................. Manufacturing ............................................................. Mining5 ........................................................................ Construction5 .............................................................. Service producing ............................................................. Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ................................................. Wholesale trade7 ........................................................ Retail trade7 ................................................................ Finance, insurance, and real estate7 .......................... Services7 ....................................................................  284 43 5 11 27 241  98 15 5 6 4 83  49,490 5,631 773 3,397 1,461 43,859  76 9 1 5 2 67  28,881 4,158 773 3,151 234 24,723  41 33 53 19 95  18 3 13 7 42  9,517 1,700 12,297 3,658 16,687  15 3 19 6 26  5,980 187 5,389 2,775 10,392  State and local government ....................................................  4  4  15,818  24  15,818  ESTABLISHMENTS EMPLOYING 500 WORKERS OR MORE All divisions ...................................................................................  19  17  30,717  100  29,364  Private industry ....................................................................... Service producing ............................................................. Transportation, communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services6 ................................................. Finance, insurance, and real estate7 .......................... Services7 ....................................................................  16 14  14 12  14,949 12,102  49 39  13,596 10,749  4 3 4  4 3 3  2,489 2,172 4,126  8 7 13  2,489 2,172 3,373  State and local government ....................................................  3  3  15,768  51  15,768  1 The Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget through June 1994, consists of Anchorage Borough. The "workers within scope of survey" estimates provide a reasonably accurate description of the size and composition of the labor force included in the survey. Estimates are not intended, however, for comparison with other statistical series to measure employment trends or levels since (1) planning of wage surveys requires establishment data compiled considerably in advance of the payroll period studied, and (2) establishments employing fewer than 50 workers are excluded from the scope of the survey. 2 The Standard Industrial Classification Manual was used in classifying establishments by industry. 3 Includes all establishments with at least 50 total employees. In goods producing, an establishment is defined as a single physical location where industrial operations are performed. In service producing industries, an establishment is defined as all locations of a company in the area within the same industry division. In government, an establishment is generally defined  as all locations of a government entity. 4 Includes all workers in all establishments with total employment (within an area) at or above the minimum limitations. 5 Separate data for this division are not shown in the A-series tables, but the division is represented in the "all industries" and "goods producing" estimates. 6 Abbreviated to "Transportation and utilities" in the A-series tables. This division is represented in the "all industries" and "service producing" estimates. 7 Separate data for this division are not shown in the A-series tables, but the division is represented in the "all industries" and "service producing" estimates. Note: Overall industries may include data for industry divisions not shown separately.  A-4
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