1920

No. 245.-EMPLOYEES OF RAILROADS:

TOTAL YEARLY COMPENSATION FOR SPECIFIED YEARS ENDED JUNE 30,1890'1'01914, BY CLASSES.

'

[Sourco: Stnt!stical reports of the Interstate Commerce Commission.)
Class.

!

1890

I

1896

1898

1~~~;-T~~2-1

--~·--'----i--- ~-~,-.--~

I~I~

I

41,354,307
23,724,854
24,758,485
38,379,035
If!, 312, 746

conduct{Jrs_._ •• ~ ______ ••. 121'881'455
Other trainmen_ ••. ____ ___ 35,276,703
Machinists. ___ . ______ • ____ 119,235, 809

catpe,nters •..........••.•. 2:1, 090, 7~9

Switch tenders, crossing

i

tenderr.,andwatCbmen._\20,G56,36lJ

1-~l~O~~ -,=--~~;:=T~:~2' 1~~913~c--1
- - 1-·-~
--I

1900

13,000,284! 14,175,126
D,491,14G 1110,816,880
"6
0'3 "NO ,"",.,.,,1
~'" "<:or- "'08
- ,"'-"w,

12,S7o,::!031

16,GS~;S33 'I

17,692,145118,553,252

2D;o172;GDS r 22,5,s·1,269

22,571,5n5'

25~90S.. 2({i,

40~ 237, 653145J 627, 01u

53, 700, !J~5 I ' 66,318, 720
58,135,01·17 68:946,543
33,780,7091401463,0-10
35,211,477 _44, 15:),7£.0
56,335, 4.62 ~5, 521, 384
28.. 412,840 37,344, 5i1

70~ 702, 517

81: 766, 135!
84,517,730
50,747,825
55,479)055
97.456.690
~,363, 436

50,713,401
29,203,596
30,080,3.."2
44! 844, 4;5
22,924, i02

15,011,359

16,213,4741

Il~
1l?7 916
r·· ... 978
,",_~I,
, "1":1 ,~tJl,
,

7~,5S1,454

4·1,24';,306
4.7,417,'.103
81, 8S~, 828
4.0,328, 031

2:, 94~ 5S5 :3, 9~1,:46 :8, 1~4, 452 :1, ~25, r:6 1 <u, ~54,270
4~,49/,8g7
al,350,101 59,4,0,846 J3, ...00,1;,9 i 04,':t.u3,049

!
l

17,223,628
57,303,740

I
~'1,95~:9071.

23,633,630

Telegra.ph operators and
Olspatchers •••• __ . _____ '11,823,844
EmplOyees-account floatingequipment __________ 2, 565,40S
All other employees and

13J 695:587

Iaborersw ___________ . ____ 42,686,131

43:3!JS,416

19142

,---

12,632,224 i 13,157,,]20
6:870,2751 8,141,500
19"~,,",,,!
~~I'\ 40' ' n3
-, 127, 2"8
-

44,307,903
25,109,230
2G,316,·W5
39,597,133
Ifr, 507, SSG

Othershopmen.~. _______ . 1 42,179,6.:..4
SeCtionforenlen. _____ •. ___ 115:238~221 j 17J 097,83:!
Other tracl=en .......... 57,500,900 I 54,521,113

!

I

~1~'~I~I~I~I~I~i~1

GeneraIOffiCCI'S •••.•••.... 1 13,584,024 ! 12,497,057
OtlterOificers ••••• ·. __ . ___
(4)
5~ZOl,119
1 1" n01 .. ~., I 1~ 03- "16
1 ,...1·...
G eneraI 0ill cec.e.~'·······1
0," ,~,~ I " 01,1:'
Stationagents ____________ 14,805,456 t 17,050,117
Other station lllcn. _______ 34,918,155 39,076, 4.78
Enginemen __________ . ____ , 31,814,011
Firamell __________________ 121~750,252

1004

--.~.~-~

18,481,594
71,664,2-38

! 20,599,258
l'

I

I

3,221:200 1 3'551'8:1'8

28,u69,990! 26,92O,495
I
,

116,176,401
1

'2'17'915

18,281,069! 21,770,296

i

I

14

i

;

'I

:

·18,552,299

~4,55:, ~~

27,203.843. ::O.V35.. G42! 30.016,048
88,926, 7G4 ! 97,512, 03D i10Ci,243, £)20
91,323,67811021762,809 ill1,;J[iO,G13
55 . G2G, 50'2 I 62,117,000 167,233,331
59,716,891 I 138,695,203 I 73,2131,603
109, G54, 112 ~127,060, 1091139, ·10!l, 443
-18,589, 47G 54,3~7, 1;38 60.008,941

I

[h1,098,165 \ 7·1,433,083

I
I 00,392,829

31,. S·H. 367
109, 1~.!.046
109,3,8,377
67,137,300
73:527,.535
139.5~4, 007
58, 22!J. SOl

I

~'O~~,0~515~,24:,~27161, 318, 1:7

G~,:6,~19

l-iv,4L>1,91"111Gl.80I,il2S 191.645 J O.d_
27,658,733
2D,<124.20S 3117~8,~9 32 1 89'4,238
122,934,4261140,200,782 136,067 .014 Il~G. [00, 395

Hh,i)i)P,IOG

l.ul,69t>,0J.!.u

27,039,001

27, G07,830

2.1,880,701

34~3GO.lgO

I i ,i
22,9S2,964: 2:?,422,721

148,115,441

!oj

>-

H
H

~

pl

22,917,957

I
30,989,257

24,72D,fjG9,

32, 34-5, G03

3!, S90, GHi

3·5,519,803

I :
4,303,80.2 I 4,&81,713

21,3;;8,995
24,247,155
~-:1')9
,0,,_, 6U5

!

II

I
i

11~,259,057

40, :~l, ~~
111,i}"",4,564
20,356,376 ~ 22,555,363
23, 519,G71
S-g, 536, 4091104, ({1O, 785 I 112,196,214

I

17,049,017119,~s,782 I Jfr,481,672
19,4GQ,753122,203,79212:),20-!,i70
;:'" 1"':'(1 nor.. I C" "'?g 9-4 I 6'- AJ" l)9G
u~, "-,'" v I "', 'u ,,0 I "".u._

4,776,6M

110:}"lH.,175

I
I

36,574.687

'
G,224,613

',5Go,7GS

9,080,580

g,%2,572i

9,495,128

I
130,698,937

137.110,073 147/iGi3,253 1(::i3,244,292 l168,211,260

:
Tore! ........ ________ 433; 9701 34-3 ~~~s: 8Z:~_~~~j~951 O~51 618 57~~~~~J~~~1 028, 592_ \817, 598, 810 (SOO: 801, (;53 11,mm,437 ,523

l,l~3,725,30(j 1,252,3·17,697 1,373,830,5S911,381,117.292

1---:

.

I

1 Covers oYer 9G per cent of the number of employees for en the years mentjoned, excepting 1905, tbe pel" cent for which was over 9'6.
II Excludes compensation of em-plo:;'e.es of switching a.nd terminal companies.
s Excludes retllrns ior sOwc'alled small roads (having operating reycnues Delo1't $100 1000 for the year) and returns for switching and termmal companies_
• Annu:>l report fOrlll for this yenr did not provide for this class of employees,
6 E%cludes compensation paid by Southern Pacific Co. (not zcported). 'rhe COITeSpondlng amount paid illlilO7 was $35, 7~,918.

1:--'

O!)
~

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1921

383

RAILROADS,

No. 247.-EMPLOYEES OF :RAILROADS:

AVERAGE HOURLY .AND TOTM.
YEARLY OOMPENSATI()N011' STEAM RAILWAYS. CALENDAR YEARS 1918 AND 1919,
BY CLASSES.
.

[Source: Statistical reports of the Interstate Commerce Commissiou.l

1918 1
Cla.ss.

1911}.2

Hourly.

Yearly.

Honrly.

Yearly.

Dollars.

Dollar8.

Dollars.
.31{).093

DollaT.a.

GeIH.'L'al officers, $3,000 per annum and upward., .. _.. a 18.017 . 25,9"07,695
1).341,921 ;
Clellcrm.l offiC'ors, below $3,000 per .am:lUIn ........... .. 86.:203
7,7{)O,{}04 '
Division ;offieers,:lS3,OOO p~r :a1ll1Um and upward ..... .. 3lU115
21,673,B96
Division .officers, below $3,000 l'eri1Illlum ............. ' 36.296
.505
CierI,s, $900 per annum and upward ................. .
211,682,171
;284
Clerl,s, br,low '$900 'Per annum .................•...•..
40/388,879
Messengers and attendants ............................ 82,213.
6.94'0,474,
15,,786,135 '
Assistant .cngillcers and draftsmen................... . 114,,593

~~~ft(~;llt:~~~~~~~:T. ~:l~ ~~~·~l:.t~~~~:~~~~~~::::::::::

Gelloral fOl'Ol1lell-lUaintenallC'o of equipment depart·
lla;tlllt............. ...... ............................
Gang andotllor:foremon-lnaintenanee of equipment

34,782
83,569

a 7,313

d.epartmout ........................... _..............

BG,471
Marhinist13...........................................
.728
Boill1r makers........................................
.724
Blacksmiths. ........................................
.712
Masollsalld bl'ickluyel's ....... __ .•• _••• _•. __ .........
.4.86
StructUl~al il'ollworlwrs............... ........... ...... .
.511
Carpentm's ....................................... _.••.:
.509
Painters ·and upltoil:ll;ol'crs ......... " .......... _......
.558
Electl'i<'ians.. ........... ....................... ...... a 5.10!)
Air-brn.ke 111lln. • ••••••• •••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••
.580
CarJinspoctors............. ................. .... ......
:572
Cal' repairers ..•........••. '" .• _.•. ....................
..555
Othor sl,i11od laborers .................... _........ _..
.561
11'fecilullics' helpers and apprentices ................. _..:
.453

~1~~~~~~\~\licdiabcirei:s:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
For~mell

of.collstnwtion gangs and work trains.......
Other men incOllstructi(,)l1 gangs nnd work trains....
'l'ra,vuIiug agents and soliCitors ........................:
EmI)loy~us in outside agencies.. .................. .....
Othel':trafIicemployees ...............................
'l'rain dispatchors and directors................. ......
rrelcgraphcrs, telephoners, and block operators. ......
Telt'lgraphcrs aUfl teleplloncrsoperating illterlock€l's..
I,evermen (l1onf,oIegraphers) ........................ -'

I~~~[~;~~~rlit)1i~;~:::: ::: ::: ~:: ::::::: ::::: ::: ::: ::::

Station agents (nontelegl'apliers).....................
Statiollmasters and assistants........................
StaldOll·service employees ......... _....... _..........

'"

yardmasters..........................................
YUl'dmastt~l's' assistants ......................... _....
yardellgineers.aJldmotorm~ll................. _.....
YaTd firemen and helpers.......... . . ...............
Ym~dcolldut'tol's(or foromoll)........................
Yard bra1,Cluon (switclllnen or helpers) ........ , . ..
Yardswiteh tenders... ..............................
Other :yard employees ........................ ". ~.....
lIostlers..............................................
El1ginehollse men....................................
Road freight
and motormen. .... ... ........
Road freight firemen and helpers.......... ...........
Road freight conductors................... ...........
Road freight brakemen and flagmen ... "" ...........
Road passenger
and motormen ....... _.....
Road pa.ssenger firemen and helpers....... ...........
Road passenger conductors................ ...........

engineers

engineers

Road pa.ssonger baggugemell. ....... .................
Road passenger brakenwll snd flagmeu ......... ~.....

Other road train employees. ... ...... ..... ...........
Crossing flagmen and gatemeu.. .....................

Draw!:lridgeoperutors ................................

Flo11,tillg.oqU~PlUent employees ............ ...... M.....
Express·servlce employees.. ... ....... ...............
Policolllenund watclunen............................
Other transportation employoes.. ..... .... .....•. .•..
All other employees....................... ...........

All classes for Wh. ich 'hourly pay is shown.......
All classes for which daily pay is .shown .. _. ....

14,015,593 :
51,4i3,275 !

3,636,320
30,453,174
4,817 ,046 .
1,922,1326
1,037,518
12,911,724
26,762,161
9,996,454
4,300,6D8

:~~~ . ~~;
~~~: ~~
!l3.629
19,633,129i

34.636
.328
o'i.f> •.578
3 v.D74
.670
.'162
.628
.584
.324
.2813
.484
.~28

.812
.595
.ti94
."53()
.992
.705
.tH8

.549
. .'564
.400
32.299
:12.801
.346
.197
113.155
83.342
~ 2.489

27,462,621
5009 552
19.;320; 654
18,130,710
294, 553, 288
3,504,035
8,'702,330
18,019,462
iL5,25B,630
54, 107., 400

5,:235,995

4,137,456
44.641,426
:109,310,158
34,250,775
18,648,070
2,003,.686.
1,135,156
81,607,233
17,564,232 ;
18,965,942
11,731,546
47,9;;9,882
124,988,275
98,435,227.
137,93!t,431 ,

:~~~ i~g:~~~;;~i;

.451
.310
B 5.871
~ 4.7'14
B4.:960
.791
.430
.444
.357

36.652
1110.765
.s 7.026
.536
.303·
32.595
1l5.500
:35.680
33.935

8 'l'.:O7·~.

"'"
.152
.7:r:l
.610
.722
.618
.667
35,945
.698
.695
.682
.698
.490

56,'544,452
110,025,479
35,745,633
17,1335,264
1,'651,460
I,083,39\}
79, 51Q, 752
19,Oll,611
25,294,686
13,87B,733
48,39.9,732
139, 12(l, 810
101,155,349
137,i666,125

:~~ r~~:~~~;g:

.576
.405'
; 6.S0e
:lI 5,556·
116,645·
.960
•.578
. W7
.542

:g~

3,012,932
29,060,953
2,.829,925
1,617,355
859,179
15,140,494
i$3,·93S.754
13,'241,302
6,~37,552

~t~t~: ~~

:a3~,'225;24-635. 907
1,044,311 '
.... v ..
1;202; 070
113,056,16{;
.427
130,·9940,502
9,81J:l,7DO
38.161
11,487,4u2
7,42G,791 .
B1.19!l
8,17:5,807
43,675,924:
.744
41,37:8,151
30,064,804;
.547
30,2.39J 033
39,801,584
.681
36,758.,113
89,986.392
.637
.s:3, 127, 792
5,892,000
.509
8,907,612
!1,214,416
.389
5,320,871
16,958,137
.571
18,27G,774
80,051,113
.434
93,125,612
87,256,517
.922
82,152, 528
M,247,353
.677
60,616,840
62,814,321
.76:3
58,263,172
113,652,142
.584
107,083,728
32,188,966
1.164
37,309,099
21,575,475
.855
26,083,916
23,798,557
.96ti
27,494,lH
8,469,837
.672
10,237,070
21,803,585
.671
26,657,416
3,801.803
.533
5,100,618
]5,128, 3R2
32.655
21,u62,539
1,589,233
83.303
1,942,2Gl
13, WI, 124
.499
16,795,650
1,282 ..................... .
15,312,611
B4.097
16,931;363
6,842,662
33.748
6,613,766
15,775,356
33.00\),
19,175,468

.46012,288,255,963
34.425 .a18,028,282

.553 2,457,796,846
35.124
370,217,594

Total compensation 'for year ............................. 2,606,284,245· ............. 2, 828,{)14, 440
1

See note I, p. 382.

2 ·See

note 2, p. 382.

8 Represents

average daily compensation.

1922

315

RAILROADS.

NUMBER, COMPENSATION, AND AVER~
AGE EARNINGS, BY GROUPS, FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1922 AND FOR YEARS 1895
TO 192?

No. 242.-EMPLOYEES OF RAILROADS:

[Source: Statistical reports of the Interstate Commerce Commission.]
Average daily
Average
or hourly
number em- Total yearly
earnings on
ployees at compensation. straight
time
middle of
actually
month.
worked.

Group.

1. Executives, officials, and staff assistants: Daily basis ..
II. Professional, clerical, and general:
Dailybasis ............................................ .
III. ~~~lo~:~~c ~ay:
stnl~t.t;r·e·s:··········· ........ .

15,502

77,952,729

15.92

48,980
232,274

103,579,355
342,42.5,088

6.74
.56

ii~~fi~t~~is·.:::::: :::: ::::: ::: :::: ::::::: ::::: :::::: :::

4,591
358,197

13,016,911
371,877,111

8.86
.42

ii~~~~!~iS.:::::: :::::: ::::::::: :::::: ::::::::::::::::
V. ri:i~~sE~~i~~t~~~. ~~:~1~~.~~~~. :~~~: ~~~~'. ~~~ .~~~~::

15,337
439,976

44,913,504
705,621,933

8.85
.58

25,928
178,784

29,886,819
258, 522,835

3.2:1

ii~~~lt~~~~fs·.: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

6,042
17,550

18,525,264
30,942,083

8.45
.61

302,083

671,917,140

.74

ii~~~b'~;is·.:: :: ::::::::::: ::::::: :::: :::::: :::::: :::: :

116,380
1,528,864

287,874,582
2,381,306, 190

7.55
.56

'of

and

IV. Maintenance of equipment and stores:

.. .

Hourly basis........................................... .

VI. (a) Transportation (yardmasters, switeh tenders, and

.53

hostler~):

VI. ~~sG~~.~~~~::~~~~~.~t.r.a.i~ ~~~ .~~~~~~.~~~~::).:. ~~~l~.
All em:p'loyee~:

Year ended-

June 30:

1895 ••..•...•.•.••••.••••.•..••••••••.••.••..•••

Average
Average
Average
number
Total yearly compensa- compcnsaemployees.l compensation.
tion per
tion pE'r
hour.
employee.

1905 •••••••••.•..••.••.•••••.•..••••..••.••....•
1910 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1911 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
191211.......................................... .
19134.......................................... ..
1914 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19155 ........................................ ~ ..
1916 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

785,034
1,017,653
1,382,196
1,699,420
1,699,809
1,716,380
1,815,239
1,710,296
1,491,849
1,599,158

445, 508, 261
577,264,841
8391 944,680
1, 143,725,306
1,208,466,470
1, 2f.i2, 347,697
1,373, 830, 589
1,381,117,292
1,236,305,445
1,366,100,519

1916 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1917 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,.
1918 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1919 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1920 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1921 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1922 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1,647,097
1,732,876
1,841,575
1,913,422
2,022,832
1,660,617
1,645,244

1,468,576,39·1
1,739,482,142
2,613, 813,351
2, 843, 128, 432
3,681,801,193
2, 765, 236, 353
2, 669, 180, 772

1900.•••••••••••••••••••••.••••••••••••••••..•.•

Dec. 31:

(2)
(2)
(2)

~:~

(2)
(2)

(2)

$0.269
.276
.283
.320
.458
.565
.676
.673
.629

567
567
608
673
711
732

757
803
829
854
892
1,004
1,419
1,486
1 820

1; 665

1,622

Number of employees reported years 1895-1914 are number on pay rolls on June 30.
No data.
Excludes returns for switching and terminal companies.
Excludes returns for roads having annual operating revenues below $100,000 and of switching and tcrminal
companies.
.
u Excludes returns for roads having annual operating revenues below $1,000,000 and of switchmg and
terminal companies.
.
.
6 Excludes returns for roads having annual operating returns below $1,000,000 but includes 15 sWltehing
and terminal companies.
1

2

3
4

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