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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
45,960 3.2 % $16.90 $35,150 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.12 $13.12 $16.08 $19.52 $24.27
Annual Wage (2) $23,120 $27,300 $33,450 $40,600 $50,490


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 7,890 0.88 $16.46 $34,230
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,290 1.57 $16.17 $33,640
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 2,650 0.13 $17.20 $35,780
Insurance Carriers 2,360 0.20 $17.28 $35,950
Employment Services 2,250 0.06 $15.64 $32,520

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 5,290 1.57 $16.17 $33,640
Business Support Services 7,890 0.88 $16.46 $34,230
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 60 0.51 $17.45 $36,300
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 240 0.23 $13.75 $28,610
Printing and Related Support Activities 910 0.21 $17.87 $37,160

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 30 0.01 $23.86 $49,630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $23.03 $47,910
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 80 0.01 $22.79 $47,410
Telecommunications 150 0.02 $22.68 $47,170
Outpatient Care Centers 140 0.01 $22.12 $46,010


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 5,480 0.32 1.01 $18.34 $38,150
Texas 4,650 0.37 1.20 $16.01 $33,290
New York 4,190 0.44 1.41 $17.92 $37,280
New Jersey 2,790 0.68 2.18 $15.75 $32,760
Ohio 2,650 0.49 1.55 $15.80 $32,870




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 Hampshire 460 0.70 2.23 $14.91 $31,010
New Jersey 2,790 0.68 2.18 $15.75 $32,760
Delaware 300 0.67 2.15 $17.30 $35,980
District of Columbia 410 0.56 1.80 $20.62 $42,890
Ohio 2,650 0.49 1.55 $15.80 $32,870




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 410 0.56 1.80 $20.62 $42,890
Massachusetts 760 0.21 0.67 $20.31 $42,240
Connecticut 450 0.27 0.86 $20.18 $41,960
Oregon 500 0.26 0.83 $18.99 $39,500
Illinois 1,740 0.29 0.92 $18.76 $39,020





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 5,140 0.53 1.70 $17.52 $36,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,630 0.42 1.35 $17.85 $37,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,030 0.55 1.77 $16.61 $34,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,460 0.31 1.00 $18.56 $38,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,340 0.42 1.34 $18.81 $39,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,190 0.41 1.32 $16.96 $35,270
Columbus, OH 1,160 1.10 3.51 $16.17 $33,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 940 0.31 0.99 $15.77 $32,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 720 0.26 0.82 $18.73 $38,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 710 0.33 1.06 $16.67 $34,680




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)
Kingston, NY 90 1.51 4.82 $14.21 $29,550
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 130 1.24 3.97 $15.08 $31,370
Portsmouth, NH-ME 120 1.21 3.86 $16.75 $34,840
Columbus, OH 1,160 1.10 3.51 $16.17 $33,630
Janesville-Beloit, WI 70 1.06 3.38 $14.26 $29,660
Madison, WI 370 0.92 2.95 $12.93 $26,900
Johnson City, TN 70 0.84 2.70 $14.60 $30,360
Twin Falls, ID 40 0.80 2.55 $13.08 $27,200
Ames, IA 30 0.75 2.39 $13.19 $27,440
Jackson, TN 50 0.70 2.23 $13.84 $28,790




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 30 0.15 0.49 $24.14 $50,200
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 0.24 $22.96 $47,750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 130 0.22 0.71 $22.65 $47,120
Salem, OR 50 0.31 0.99 $21.32 $44,330
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.35 1.13 $20.96 $43,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.12 0.39 $20.85 $43,370
Springfield, IL 60 0.61 1.96 $20.73 $43,130
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 150 0.15 0.48 $20.25 $42,130
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.23 0.73 $19.96 $41,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 610 0.39 1.26 $19.69 $40,960

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 150 1.35 4.32 $12.51 $26,030
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 140 0.41 1.31 $12.37 $25,730
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 1.34 $16.37 $34,050
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.48 $13.40 $27,870
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 0.74 $14.71 $30,590

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 150 1.35 4.32 $12.51 $26,030
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.79 $16.94 $35,220
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.48 $13.40 $27,870
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 1.42 $16.15 $33,590
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 1.34 $16.37 $34,050

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.41 $38,300
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.63 $18.21 $37,880
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 1.35 $17.33 $36,050
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.02 $17.32 $36,030
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.79 $16.94 $35,220


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020