ERIC Number: ED164906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Professional, Administrative, Technical, and Clerical Pay, March 1978. Bulletin 2004.
Doyle, Philip M.; Porter, Felice
A survey was done to determine nationwide salary averages and distributions for seventy-eight work level categories covering nineteen occupations in private industry. Occupational groups included accountants and auditors, attorneys, buyers, personnel management, chemists and engineers, technical support, and clerical. Results showed that the average salaries of workers rose 7.9% from March 1977 to March 1978. Increases for eight of the twelve professional, administrative, and technical support occupations surveyed ranged from 7.8 to 9.1%; the average increase was 8.3%. The average of the increases for the clerical occupations surveyed was 7.4%; increases ranged from 6.0 to 9.7%. Average monthly salaries for the seventy-eight occupational levels varied from $552 for clerks engaged in routine filing to $4,317 for the highest level in the attorney series. For most occupations, salary levels in metropolitan areas and in large establishments were higher than the average for all establishments within the full survey scope. Salary levels and reported averages for standard weekly hours were generally lower in finance industries than in other major industry divisions represented in the survey. (CSS)
Descriptors: Accountants, Administrators, Clerical Workers, Comparative Analysis, Computers, Drafting, Employment Patterns, Engineering Technicians, Engineers, Income, Industry, Labor Market, Lawyers, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Paraprofessional Personnel, Personnel Management, Professional Personnel, Salaries, Scientists, Tables (Data), Wages
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States
Note: For the 1977 edition see ED 150 709 ; marginally legible due to small print