ERIC Number: ED167733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Industry Wage Survey: Bituminous Coal, January 1976-March 1981.
Bush, Joseph C.
Production and related workers in the nation's bituminous coal mines averaged $6.94 an hour in January 1976, which represents an increase of 110% since the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 1967 survey in the industry. Over the same period, the Hourly Earnings Index rose by 84% for private nonagricultural workers. Earnings for most of the 128,390 workers covered by the 1976 survey (virtually all men) were highly concentrated around the industry average--the middle 50% earnings between $6.49 and $7.45 an hour. Reflecting primarily a series of single pay rates, each covering a large group of job classifications, the coal industry continued to have one of the lowest relative dispersion factors of worker earnings among the industries studied by the Bureau. (Additional information in this report includes data tables covering industry characteristics such as employment, production, unionization, and method of wage payments. Tables for both underground and surface mine workers illustrate earnings, establishment practices and supplementary wage provisions, and occupational earnings averages by mine size and by state. Appendixes describe the scope and method of survey and types of mining occupations.) (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Industrial Personnel, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Productivity, Tables (Data), Unions, Wages
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.