This report presents national and regional statistics on the earnings of males 18 to 64 years-old cross-classified by educational attainment, age, and color in selected occupations. The statistics are based on a 5-percent sample of the population enumerated in the Eighteenth Decennial Census of Population, taken as of April 1, 1960. The number of males in each category is shown in thousands.
Statistics on earnings of persons 14 years old and over, by selected occupation groups and sex, may be found in chapter C of Parts 1 through 51 of Volume I, Characteristics of the Population, for the United States, each of the States, the District of Columbia, counties, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, urbanized areas, and urban places of 10,000 or more. Chapter D of Volume I contains data on the earnings of persons by intermediate occupation, color, and sex, for the United States, each of the States, the District of Columbia, and Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas of 250,000 or more.
Additional statistics on occupation, earnings, and educational attainment appear in a number of other Volume II reports that are scheduled for subsequent publication. Most closely related are the reports entitled Occupational Characteristics and Educational Attainment.
Data on the total income of persons 14 years old and over, by intermediate occupation group and sex, appear in Volume II of the 1950 Census of Population, for the United States, each of the States, the District of Columbia, and standard metropolitan areas of 250,000 or more. Data on the total income of persons 14 years old and over by Years of School Completed, age, and color, for the United States, by regions, were published in the 1950 Census report, Volume IV, Special Reports, Part 5, chapter B, Education.
Current Population Reports
Each year since 1945, the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the Bureau of the Census has provided estimates of the total income of persons14 years old and over by major occupation group and sex, for the United States (Current Population Reports, Series P-60). Since 1958, statistics on the earnings of persons by occupation group have also been published in the P-60 reports. The income statistics provided by the CPS are, in General, designed to be comparable with the decennial census statistics. The actual comparability of the earnings statistics is discussed in the section below on "Earnings In 1959."
Availability of Unpublished Data
The data presented here for the United States, the South, and the North and West combined are also available for each region separately, that is, for the Northeast, the North Central Region, and the West, as well as the South. These data are contained on magnetic tape and can be tabulated and printed at cost. Requests for unpublished data, giving a specific description of the figures desired, may be made in writing to the Chief, Population Division, Bureau of the Census, Washington 25, D.C. Inquiries concerning unpublished data should be transmitted to the Bureau as soon as possible because tape files are not maintained indefinitely.