Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators

Operate photographic processing machines, such as photographic printing machines, film developing machines, and mounting presses.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
46,680 2.1 % $10.74 $22,330 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.68 $8.47 $9.69 $11.81 $15.38
Annual Wage (2) $15,980 $17,630 $20,160 $24,560 $31,990


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Health and Personal Care Stores 9,930 $10.08 $20,970
Other Personal Services 4,570 $12.14 $25,240
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,560 $12.06 $25,080
Business Support Services 1,550 $13.94 $29,000
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,150 $12.66 $26,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 $15.93 $33,130
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 $15.29 $31,800
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,070 $15.06 $31,330
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 150 $14.20 $29,530
Specialized Design Services 50 $13.99 $29,100


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Delaware 300 $9.31 $19,360 0.739
South Carolina 1,000 $9.30 $19,340 0.554
Tennessee 1,330 $10.03 $20,860 0.508
Florida 3,580 $10.13 $21,080 0.487
South Dakota 190 $9.27 $19,280 0.480

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Washington 680 $13.78 $28,660 0.243
Alaska 90 $12.77 $26,570 0.294
Montana 150 $12.50 $26,000 0.345
Oregon 380 $12.33 $25,640 0.233
Hawaii 230 $12.13 $25,220 0.395


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Cleveland, TN 100 $10.78 $22,420 2.729
Chico, CA 140 $10.73 $22,310 1.993
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 $11.36 $23,640 0.941
Punta Gorda, FL 40 $9.51 $19,770 0.934
Appleton, WI 100 $11.22 $23,330 0.899

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 250 $16.23 $33,760 0.177
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 70 $15.32 $31,860 0.269
Bellingham, WA (8) $15.27 $31,770 (8)
Missoula, MT 40 $13.53 $28,150 0.725
Springfield, IL 30 $13.51 $28,090 0.308


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010