Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer

Operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines. Excludes "Computer Operators" (43-9011), "Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service" (43-9051) and "Billing and Posting Clerks" (43-3021).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
66,580 2.1 % $13.76 $28,610 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.82 $10.43 $13.02 $16.39 $20.01
Annual Wage (2) $18,340 $21,690 $27,080 $34,100 $41,610


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 17,070 2.06 $13.17 $27,380
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,210 0.86 $15.25 $31,720
Depository Credit Intermediation 5,090 0.30 $12.40 $25,800
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,790 1.58 $12.58 $26,170
Printing and Related Support Activities 3,180 0.64 $13.26 $27,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 630 3.25 $17.87 $37,170
Business Support Services 17,070 2.06 $13.17 $27,380
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,790 1.58 $12.58 $26,170
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 3,000 0.95 $11.34 $23,590
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,210 0.86 $15.25 $31,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.53 $42,690
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 110 0.03 $20.45 $42,540
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $19.98 $41,550
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 350 0.06 $18.59 $38,680
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $18.51 $38,500


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,580 0.68 1.31 $14.58 $30,320
New York 5,910 0.71 1.35 $14.27 $29,690
Texas 5,080 0.50 0.96 $13.84 $28,780
Florida 3,510 0.50 0.95 $12.76 $26,550
Pennsylvania 3,210 0.59 1.12 $13.97 $29,060




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 2,520 0.97 1.86 $12.51 $26,030
Montana 350 0.81 1.55 $11.13 $23,140
Delaware 310 0.77 1.47 $12.81 $26,650
District of Columbia 490 0.77 1.47 $16.25 $33,790
New York 5,910 0.71 1.35 $14.27 $29,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.29 0.55 $16.89 $35,140
District of Columbia 490 0.77 1.47 $16.25 $33,790
Hawaii 150 0.26 0.49 $16.05 $33,380
Washington 1,160 0.43 0.82 $15.43 $32,100
Maine 110 0.19 0.36 $14.72 $30,610

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,500 0.90 1.73 $14.14 $29,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,160 0.83 1.58 $13.62 $28,340
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.51 0.98 $14.23 $29,590
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,550 0.62 1.19 $14.23 $29,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,520 0.92 1.75 $14.32 $29,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,490 0.89 1.70 $14.26 $29,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.58 1.11 $15.58 $32,400
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,320 1.39 2.64 $13.32 $27,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 1.29 2.46 $15.27 $31,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.67 1.29 $14.64 $30,440




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hot Springs, AR 140 3.87 7.39 $12.09 $25,150
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,320 1.39 2.64 $13.32 $27,710
Portsmouth, NH-ME 70 1.33 2.54 $13.44 $27,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 1.29 2.46 $15.27 $31,760
Great Falls, MT 50 1.27 2.42 $11.98 $24,910
State College, PA 80 1.24 2.38 $19.16 $39,860
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 340 1.08 2.06 $15.51 $32,270
Green Bay, WI 180 1.08 2.06 $11.19 $23,280
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 330 1.00 1.92 $12.94 $26,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,520 0.92 1.75 $14.32 $29,780




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, IL 90 0.87 1.67 $19.29 $40,130
State College, PA 80 1.24 2.38 $19.16 $39,860
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.40 0.76 $17.15 $35,660
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 0.39 0.74 $17.13 $35,630
Ames, IA 30 0.79 1.50 $17.00 $35,370
Reno-Sparks, NV 100 0.53 1.01 $16.86 $35,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 570 0.67 1.28 $16.57 $34,470
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 710 0.53 1.01 $16.51 $34,350
Lebanon, PA (8) (8) (8) $16.39 $34,080
Honolulu, HI 140 0.33 0.63 $16.37 $34,060

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.87 1.67 $13.52 $28,120
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 0.45 $12.11 $25,190
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 0.70 $10.65 $22,160
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 2.19 $12.47 $25,940
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 0.58 $9.70 $20,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 2.19 $12.47 $25,940
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.87 1.67 $13.52 $28,120
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 1.26 $13.82 $28,740
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 1.17 $14.25 $29,640
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 1.04 $13.71 $28,520

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.55 $14.29 $29,730
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 1.17 $14.25 $29,640
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 1.26 $13.82 $28,740
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 1.04 $13.71 $28,520
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.87 1.67 $13.52 $28,120


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011