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ERIC Number: ED015267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 1
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SALARIES FOR SELECTED OCCUPATIONS IN SERVICES FOR THE BLIND, JANUARY 1966.
KANNINEN, TOIVO P.
OF 803 GOVERNMENT AND NONGOVERNMENT AGENCIES CONTACTED BY QUESTIONNAIRE, 620 REPORTED SALARY INFORMATION FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES WHO SPEND 50 PERCENT OR MORE OF THEIR TIME IN WORK FOR THE BLIND IN ANY OF THE 26 PROFESSIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS SELECTED FOR THE STUDY. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES EMPLOYED 7,000 AND NONGOVERNMENT AGENCIES 4,000 OF THESE PEOPLE. ABOUT 25 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES REPORTED WERE LEGALLY BLIND, RANGING FROM 3 PERCENT FOR HOME ECONOMICS TEACHERS TO 81 PERCENT FOR REHABILITATION TEACHERS. SALARIES WERE 28 PERCENT HIGHER FOR THE OCCUPATIONS AS A GROUP IN 1966 THAN IN 1961. MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARIES RANGED FROM $5,150 FOR TEACHERS OF ARTS AND CRAFTS TO $11,290 FOR SUPERINTENDENTS OF RESIDENT SCHOOLS. SALARIES WERE HIGHER FOR GOVERNMENT THAN NONGOVERNMENT AGENCIES FOR MOST OF THE OCCUPATIONS. GENERALLY, SALARIES INCREASED WITH EACH ASCENDING EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT LEVEL. WOMEN EMPLOYEES SLIGHTLY OUTNUMBERED MEN, 55 COMPARED WITH 45 PERCENT, AND HAD LOWER MEDIAN SALARIES IN A MAJORITY OF THE OCCUPATIONS. ALTHOUGH SALARIES OF BLIND EMPLOYEES WERE LOWER THAN THOSE OF THE SIGHTED IN 12 OF 23 OCCUPATIONS, IN MOST CASES, THEY WERE 90 TO 110 PERCENT OF THOSE OF THE SIGHTED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS GPO L2.3--3.1500 FOR 30 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
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