Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
66,820 2.1 % $14.22 $29,580 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.94 $10.65 $13.44 $17.10 $21.02
Annual Wage (2) $18,600 $22,150 $27,950 $35,560 $43,710


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 15,240 1.84 $13.65 $28,390
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 4,890 1.58 $10.65 $22,160
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,460 1.78 $13.39 $27,840
Employment Services 3,950 0.13 $12.31 $25,610
Depository Credit Intermediation 3,120 0.18 $13.18 $27,420

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 510 3.09 $18.52 $38,530
Business Support Services 15,240 1.84 $13.65 $28,390
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,460 1.78 $13.39 $27,840
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 4,890 1.58 $10.65 $22,160
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,310 0.50 $14.09 $29,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 110 0.03 $21.76 $45,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $20.49 $42,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $19.90 $41,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $19.68 $40,930
Traveler Accommodation 110 0.01 $19.45 $40,460


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 9,780 0.68 1.33 $15.58 $32,410
New York 5,620 0.66 1.28 $14.97 $31,150
Texas 5,590 0.53 1.03 $13.25 $27,570
New Jersey 3,710 0.98 1.91 $13.63 $28,340
Pennsylvania 3,320 0.59 1.16 $14.31 $29,760




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)
District of Columbia 770 1.18 2.31 $18.03 $37,500
New Jersey 3,710 0.98 1.91 $13.63 $28,340
Delaware 380 0.95 1.84 $13.81 $28,720
New Hampshire 430 0.70 1.37 $12.34 $25,680
Arkansas 790 0.69 1.34 $13.43 $27,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 90 0.15 0.29 $18.39 $38,250
District of Columbia 770 1.18 2.31 $18.03 $37,500
Alaska 90 0.29 0.56 $16.97 $35,310
Connecticut 730 0.45 0.88 $16.90 $35,140
Rhode Island 150 0.32 0.63 $16.80 $34,950





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 4,530 0.88 1.71 $14.29 $29,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,800 0.72 1.41 $15.70 $32,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,730 0.77 1.49 $13.83 $28,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.47 0.92 $15.50 $32,230
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,500 0.87 1.70 $14.68 $30,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.81 1.57 $15.47 $32,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.62 1.21 $17.05 $35,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.65 1.27 $15.70 $32,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,250 0.71 1.39 $15.78 $32,810
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.88 1.72 $15.48 $32,200




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 4.02 7.85 $11.99 $24,940
Manchester, NH 170 1.65 3.22 $11.94 $24,840
Columbia, MO 110 1.32 2.58 $8.81 $18,330
Carson City, NV 30 1.32 2.58 $16.98 $35,310
Iowa City, IA 110 1.29 2.52 $13.31 $27,690
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 410 1.26 2.46 $15.04 $31,280
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 1.12 2.18 $13.95 $29,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.07 2.09 $15.30 $31,820
St. Cloud, MN 100 1.05 2.05 $15.74 $32,740
State College, PA 60 0.98 1.91 $19.74 $41,060




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)
State College, PA 60 0.98 1.91 $19.74 $41,060
Honolulu, HI 80 0.19 0.37 $18.58 $38,650
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 180 0.43 0.85 $18.50 $38,480
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 50 0.90 1.76 $18.47 $38,420
New Haven, CT 100 0.36 0.70 $17.74 $36,900
Bloomington-Normal, IL (8) (8) (8) $17.65 $36,710
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.41 0.80 $17.49 $36,380
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.45 0.89 $17.41 $36,200
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 50 0.38 0.74 $17.38 $36,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 730 0.63 1.22 $17.25 $35,870

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.41 0.80 $9.17 $19,070
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 1.55 $13.38 $27,830
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.89 1.74 $12.07 $25,100
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 0.89 (8) (8)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 1.34 $12.43 $25,860

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)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.89 1.74 $12.07 $25,100
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 1.68 $13.11 $27,270
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 1.62 $15.11 $31,430
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 1.54 $13.20 $27,450
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 1.55 $13.38 $27,830

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 0.80 $15.61 $32,470
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 1.62 $15.11 $31,430
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.56 $14.99 $31,190
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 0.78 $14.77 $30,720
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 0.70 $14.20 $29,540


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013