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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
48,580 3.1 % $16.60 $34,530 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.75 $12.75 $15.76 $19.31 $24.00
Annual Wage (2) $22,350 $26,520 $32,790 $40,170 $49,920


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 8,660 0.96 $16.37 $34,050
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,570 1.43 $16.00 $33,280
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 2,620 0.13 $16.35 $34,000
Employment Services 2,110 0.06 $15.13 $31,460
Insurance Carriers 1,920 0.16 $17.01 $35,380

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 4,570 1.43 $16.00 $33,280
Business Support Services 8,660 0.96 $16.37 $34,050
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 70 0.53 $17.10 $35,580
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 1,460 0.34 $15.81 $32,890
Office Administrative Services 1,300 0.26 $15.90 $33,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $23.53 $48,940
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 100 0.02 $23.50 $48,890
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $23.07 $47,990
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) (8) (8) $22.27 $46,330
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $22.02 $45,790


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 6,280 0.37 1.10 $18.35 $38,170
Texas 4,940 0.41 1.21 $15.33 $31,890
New York 4,100 0.44 1.30 $17.39 $36,180
Ohio 2,870 0.53 1.58 $15.30 $31,830
New Jersey 2,530 0.63 1.86 $15.79 $32,840




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)
New Jersey 2,530 0.63 1.86 $15.79 $32,840
New Hampshire 400 0.61 1.80 $14.88 $30,940
Ohio 2,870 0.53 1.58 $15.30 $31,830
Minnesota 1,530 0.53 1.59 $17.49 $36,380
Wisconsin 1,330 0.47 1.40 $14.91 $31,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 290 0.40 1.20 $23.48 $48,840
Massachusetts 830 0.23 0.69 $20.37 $42,360
Illinois 1,130 0.19 0.56 $20.11 $41,830
Connecticut 700 0.42 1.26 $18.78 $39,060
California 6,280 0.37 1.10 $18.35 $38,170





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,760 0.50 1.49 $17.15 $35,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,900 0.47 1.41 $18.08 $37,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,820 0.51 1.52 $15.73 $32,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,250 0.40 1.19 $18.71 $38,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,210 0.40 1.20 $14.99 $31,180
Columbus, OH 1,200 1.14 3.39 $16.12 $33,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,020 0.50 1.49 $16.84 $35,030
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 990 0.35 1.04 $16.40 $34,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 930 0.39 1.15 $17.62 $36,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 930 0.47 1.41 $17.62 $36,640




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)
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 190 3.33 9.91 $17.55 $36,510
Columbus, OH 1,200 1.14 3.39 $16.12 $33,540
Johnson City, TN 80 0.99 2.95 $13.60 $28,280
Stockton-Lodi, CA 200 0.80 2.39 $19.63 $40,830
Jackson, TN 50 0.79 2.34 $12.68 $26,370
Portsmouth, NH-ME 70 0.76 2.27 $16.01 $33,290
Columbia, MO 60 0.69 2.05 $17.93 $37,300
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 250 0.68 2.02 $17.16 $35,700
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 310 0.68 2.03 $14.25 $29,650
Springfield, IL 60 0.62 1.84 $20.72 $43,100




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)
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.22 0.64 $24.52 $51,000
Springfield, IL 60 0.62 1.84 $20.72 $43,100
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 340 0.58 1.73 $20.50 $42,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 840 0.18 0.54 $20.39 $42,410
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.09 0.27 $20.09 $41,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 530 0.35 1.06 $20.01 $41,630
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 240 0.24 0.72 $20.00 $41,600
Stockton-Lodi, CA 200 0.80 2.39 $19.63 $40,830
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.21 0.62 $19.55 $40,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 360 0.32 0.95 $19.53 $40,630

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 170 1.53 4.56 $11.71 $24,360
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 1.53 $15.88 $33,020
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.31 0.92 $13.18 $27,420
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.17 0.50 $13.23 $27,510
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.16 $12.57 $26,140

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 170 1.53 4.56 $11.71 $24,360
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 1.83 $13.56 $28,210
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 1.56 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 1.53 $15.88 $33,020
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 1.50 $10.55 $21,940

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)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.71 $36,840
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.62 $36,650
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.50 $16.51 $34,340
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.38 $34,070
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.62 $15.93 $33,130


About May 2018 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 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019