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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 “Billing and Posting Clerks” (43-3021) and “Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service” (43-9051).


National estimates for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
Industry profile for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
Geographic profile for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer

National estimates for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
32,920 3.4 % $ 17.84 $ 37,110 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.50 $ 14.34 $ 17.61 $ 19.92 $ 23.32
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,000 $ 29,820 $ 36,630 $ 41,420 $ 48,500


Industry profile for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 4,400 0.53 $ 16.90 $ 35,160
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,560 0.94 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 2,210 0.11 $ 18.15 $ 37,760
Employment Services 1,380 0.04 $ 15.70 $ 32,660
Insurance Carriers 1,370 0.11 $ 18.83 $ 39,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,560 0.94 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Business Support Services 4,400 0.53 $ 16.90 $ 35,160
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 50 0.46 $ 18.03 $ 37,490
Other Support Services 550 0.20 $ 13.43 $ 27,920
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,040 0.16 $ 17.78 $ 36,980

Top paying industries for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 40 0.07 $ 33.87 $ 70,440
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 24.49 $ 50,930
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 40 0.01 $ 23.54 $ 48,960
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 390 0.09 $ 22.20 $ 46,180
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,210 0.02 $ 22.09 $ 45,960


Geographic profile for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of office machine operators, except computer by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,380 0.28 1.18 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
New York 2,920 0.34 1.44 $ 19.79 $ 41,170
California 2,550 0.15 0.66 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
New Jersey 1,630 0.42 1.81 $ 18.04 $ 37,530
Pennsylvania 1,620 0.29 1.24 $ 16.15 $ 33,590


Map of location quotient of office machine operators, except computer by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 170 0.59 2.52 $ 19.93 $ 41,460
Delaware 230 0.52 2.21 $ 19.05 $ 39,620
Missouri 1,300 0.48 2.03 $ 15.57 $ 32,390
Washington 1,510 0.47 2.02 $ 19.66 $ 40,890
New Hampshire 290 0.45 1.94 $ 15.90 $ 33,060


Map of annual mean wages of office machine operators, except computer by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 230 0.15 0.62 $ 22.02 $ 45,800
Oregon 230 0.12 0.53 $ 21.31 $ 44,330
District of Columbia 270 0.41 1.77 $ 21.12 $ 43,930
Rhode Island 90 0.19 0.81 $ 20.75 $ 43,160
Massachusetts 470 0.14 0.59 $ 20.39 $ 42,420



Map of employment of office machine operators, except computer by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

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 3,170 0.37 1.56 $ 19.90 $ 41,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,320 0.37 1.58 $ 16.92 $ 35,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,220 0.64 2.73 $ 20.14 $ 41,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,070 0.36 1.56 $ 19.47 $ 40,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,040 0.39 1.67 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 950 0.22 0.96 $ 18.47 $ 38,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 940 0.16 0.70 $ 18.92 $ 39,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 840 0.40 1.71 $ 16.43 $ 34,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 770 0.27 1.14 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
St. Louis, MO-IL 700 0.55 2.36 $ 15.58 $ 32,400


Map of location quotient of office machine operators, except computer by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawton, OK 70 1.70 7.27 $ 13.90 $ 28,920
Rochester, MN 130 1.12 4.80 $ 21.14 $ 43,960
Manchester, NH 90 0.86 3.67 $ 14.35 $ 29,850
Portsmouth, NH-ME 70 0.74 3.17 $ 17.85 $ 37,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,220 0.64 2.73 $ 20.14 $ 41,900
Binghamton, NY 60 0.63 2.70 $ 17.29 $ 35,960
Springfield, IL 60 0.61 2.63 $ 20.54 $ 42,730
Oklahoma City, OK 360 0.59 2.53 $ 13.77 $ 28,650
Columbus, OH 600 0.59 2.53 $ 18.63 $ 38,760
Sheboygan, WI 30 0.55 2.36 $ 18.92 $ 39,360


Map of annual mean wages of office machine operators, except computer by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.29 1.25 $ 24.61 $ 51,190
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.15 0.63 $ 24.43 $ 50,810
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 150 0.14 0.60 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Eugene, OR 40 0.27 1.17 $ 23.03 $ 47,900
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.13 0.57 $ 22.11 $ 45,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.16 0.68 $ 21.99 $ 45,730
New Haven, CT 60 0.21 0.92 $ 21.14 $ 43,970
Rochester, MN 130 1.12 4.80 $ 21.14 $ 43,960
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.15 0.65 $ 21.07 $ 43,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 770 0.27 1.14 $ 21.05 $ 43,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.22 0.95 $ 15.62 $ 32,500
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 2.28 $ 20.77 $ 43,210
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 1.72 $ 19.86 $ 41,300
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.67 2.86 $ 19.52 $ 40,600
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.95 $ 21.49 $ 44,690

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.85 3.64 $ 19.34 $ 40,230
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.67 2.86 $ 19.52 $ 40,600
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 2.28 $ 20.77 $ 43,210
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.95 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 1.72 $ 19.86 $ 41,300

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.95 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 2.28 $ 20.77 $ 43,210
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 1.72 $ 19.86 $ 41,300
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.67 2.86 $ 19.52 $ 40,600
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.85 3.64 $ 19.34 $ 40,230


About May 2021 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022