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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
40,640 3.4 % $ 17.59 $ 36,580 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.83 $ 13.78 $ 16.70 $ 20.01 $ 24.98
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,600 $ 28,670 $ 34,730 $ 41,630 $ 51,960


Industry profile for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer: Top

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 6,640 0.80 $ 16.65 $ 34,640
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,510 1.26 $ 16.85 $ 35,060
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 2,600 0.13 $ 18.10 $ 37,650
Insurance Carriers 2,330 0.19 $ 17.63 $ 36,680
Employment Services 1,730 0.05 $ 16.70 $ 34,730

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 4,510 1.26 $ 16.85 $ 35,060
Business Support Services 6,640 0.80 $ 16.65 $ 34,640
Printing and Related Support Activities 960 0.25 $ 18.35 $ 38,160
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 230 0.22 $ 14.53 $ 30,230
Insurance Carriers 2,330 0.19 $ 17.63 $ 36,680

Top paying industries for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 80 0.02 $ 35.69 $ 74,230
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 70 (7) $ 24.75 $ 51,490
Telecommunications 130 0.02 $ 23.08 $ 48,010
Religious Organizations 40 0.02 $ 22.55 $ 46,900
Outpatient Care Centers 150 0.02 $ 22.34 $ 46,470


Geographic profile for Office Machine Operators, Except Computer: Top

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.





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)
New York 4,250 0.49 1.67 $ 19.16 $ 39,850
Texas 3,770 0.31 1.07 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
California 3,700 0.23 0.77 $ 19.07 $ 39,660
New Jersey 2,770 0.73 2.51 $ 15.82 $ 32,900
Ohio 2,360 0.46 1.57 $ 16.35 $ 34,010




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)
Delaware 340 0.80 2.74 $ 18.47 $ 38,410
New Jersey 2,770 0.73 2.51 $ 15.82 $ 32,900
New Hampshire 430 0.69 2.37 $ 14.71 $ 30,600
District of Columbia 380 0.55 1.88 $ 20.10 $ 41,820
New York 4,250 0.49 1.67 $ 19.16 $ 39,850




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 330 0.21 0.73 $ 20.94 $ 43,550
Massachusetts 620 0.19 0.64 $ 20.48 $ 42,600
Oregon 430 0.24 0.82 $ 20.45 $ 42,530
Rhode Island 40 0.10 0.35 $ 20.25 $ 42,110
District of Columbia 380 0.55 1.88 $ 20.10 $ 41,820





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 5,160 0.58 2.00 $ 18.31 $ 38,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,600 0.45 1.52 $ 18.48 $ 38,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,470 0.25 0.86 $ 17.98 $ 37,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,320 0.49 1.68 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,240 0.28 0.97 $ 19.16 $ 39,860
Columbus, OH 1,090 1.06 3.64 $ 16.05 $ 33,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,000 0.33 1.13 $ 19.34 $ 40,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 800 0.27 0.92 $ 19.37 $ 40,290
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 660 0.25 0.87 $ 19.06 $ 39,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 660 0.31 1.06 $ 16.71 $ 34,760




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)
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 130 1.31 4.49 $ 15.60 $ 32,450
Portsmouth, NH-ME 110 1.26 4.31 $ 15.87 $ 33,010
Columbus, OH 1,090 1.06 3.64 $ 16.05 $ 33,380
Madison, WI 380 0.99 3.40 $ 13.71 $ 28,520
Ames, IA 30 0.79 2.69 $ 13.48 $ 28,040
Rochester, NY 370 0.78 2.68 $ 16.19 $ 33,680
Binghamton, NY 70 0.78 2.67 $ 16.16 $ 33,620
Kingston, NY 40 0.75 2.57 $ 15.85 $ 32,980
Manchester, NH 80 0.72 2.46 $ 13.36 $ 27,800
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 290 0.70 2.40 $ 15.73 $ 32,710




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)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.13 0.44 $ 24.25 $ 50,450
Salem, OR 50 0.28 0.97 $ 23.69 $ 49,270
Eugene, OR 40 0.24 0.83 $ 23.26 $ 48,380
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.08 0.27 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 290 0.26 0.90 $ 22.12 $ 46,020
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.17 0.59 $ 21.51 $ 44,730
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.09 0.29 $ 21.25 $ 44,190
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.23 0.80 $ 20.77 $ 43,190
Danbury, CT 50 0.66 2.24 $ 20.71 $ 43,080
Duluth, MN-WI 60 0.50 1.72 $ 20.50 $ 42,640

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 1.74 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 90 0.29 1.00 $ 14.33 $ 29,810
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 1.42 $ 17.42 $ 36,220
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.50 $ 15.95 $ 33,170
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 2.96 $ 13.09 $ 27,220

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 2.96 $ 13.09 $ 27,220
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 1.77 $ 14.79 $ 30,770
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 1.74 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.50 $ 15.95 $ 33,170
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 1.42 $ 17.42 $ 36,220

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 1.74 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.75 $ 18.38 $ 38,240
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 0.91 $ 17.66 $ 36,740
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 1.42 $ 17.42 $ 36,220
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.32 $ 16.77 $ 34,890


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021