Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
58,160 3.0 % $15.57 $32,390 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.87 $11.70 $14.64 $18.50 $23.19
Annual Wage (2) $20,530 $24,340 $30,460 $38,470 $48,240


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 12,990 1.41 $14.80 $30,790
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,680 1.92 $14.95 $31,090
Employment Services 3,660 0.10 $14.44 $30,040
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 3,070 1.10 $13.00 $27,040
Insurance Carriers 2,320 0.20 $17.02 $35,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,680 1.92 $14.95 $31,090
Business Support Services 12,990 1.41 $14.80 $30,790
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 3,070 1.10 $13.00 $27,040
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 140 0.76 $20.19 $41,990
Office Administrative Services 1,540 0.32 $15.50 $32,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $21.97 $45,700
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 $21.46 $44,640
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 50 0.05 $21.32 $44,340
Traveler Accommodation 80 (7) $21.08 $43,860
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 190 0.03 $21.09 $43,860


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 6,410 0.40 0.97 $16.71 $34,760
Texas 5,260 0.45 1.08 $15.56 $32,370
New York 4,400 0.48 1.17 $17.40 $36,180
New Jersey 3,380 0.85 2.06 $14.95 $31,100
Florida 3,150 0.38 0.93 $13.64 $28,380




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 710 1.01 2.44 $19.04 $39,590
Delaware 400 0.92 2.22 $16.02 $33,320
New Jersey 3,380 0.85 2.06 $14.95 $31,100
Oregon 1,230 0.69 1.66 $16.78 $34,900
Maryland 1,600 0.61 1.47 $16.18 $33,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 120 0.20 0.48 $20.79 $43,250
District of Columbia 710 1.01 2.44 $19.04 $39,590
Massachusetts 1,480 0.43 1.03 $18.74 $38,990
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) $18.29 $38,040
Illinois 1,230 0.21 0.50 $17.99 $37,410





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,780 0.57 1.39 $16.57 $34,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.52 1.26 $16.26 $33,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.77 1.85 $16.76 $34,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.59 1.42 $17.65 $36,710
Columbus, OH 1,290 1.26 3.05 $13.42 $27,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,280 0.50 1.21 $15.62 $32,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,270 0.65 1.58 $16.08 $33,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,230 0.42 1.01 $15.82 $32,910
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,060 0.59 1.42 $18.99 $39,510
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.88 2.14 $15.87 $33,010




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)
Columbus, OH 1,290 1.26 3.05 $13.42 $27,910
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 120 1.25 3.01 $17.12 $35,610
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 1.18 2.85 $16.04 $33,370
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 410 1.17 2.83 $15.53 $32,300
Topeka, KS 110 0.98 2.37 $13.86 $28,820
Iowa City, IA 90 0.96 2.31 $16.79 $34,920
Manchester, NH 100 0.89 2.15 $11.92 $24,800
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.88 2.14 $15.87 $33,010
St. Cloud, MN 90 0.85 2.05 $13.90 $28,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 970 0.85 2.06 $17.02 $35,410




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 60 0.57 1.37 $20.29 $42,200
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.21 0.51 $20.08 $41,770
Boulder, CO 50 0.27 0.66 $20.00 $41,600
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 120 0.56 1.36 $19.49 $40,540
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $19.46 $40,490
Anchorage, AK 50 0.26 0.64 $19.30 $40,140
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $19.08 $39,680
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,060 0.59 1.42 $18.99 $39,510
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.10 0.24 $18.84 $39,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.29 0.70 $18.58 $38,650

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 2.14 $15.62 $32,490
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.24 0.58 $13.29 $27,640
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 0.72 $14.47 $30,100
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 0.90 $14.22 $29,580
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.10 $14.12 $29,380

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)