Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
54,950 2.9 % $15.96 $33,190 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $12.11 $15.08 $18.78 $23.43
Annual Wage (2) $21,340 $25,200 $31,360 $39,060 $48,740


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 11,860 1.30 $15.40 $32,040
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,320 1.73 $15.31 $31,840
Employment Services 3,100 0.09 $14.76 $30,690
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 2,900 0.15 $16.33 $33,960
Insurance Carriers 2,010 0.17 $16.66 $34,650

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 5,320 1.73 $15.31 $31,840
Business Support Services 11,860 1.30 $15.40 $32,040
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 100 0.55 $19.31 $40,160
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 1,980 0.45 $14.81 $30,800
Office Administrative Services 1,440 0.29 $15.91 $33,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 90 0.02 $22.45 $46,700
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $22.19 $46,160
Specialized Design Services 40 0.03 $21.53 $44,780
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $20.86 $43,380
Telecommunications 190 0.02 $20.72 $43,090


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 6,840 0.41 1.06 $17.45 $36,300
Texas 5,350 0.45 1.17 $15.25 $31,720
New York 3,880 0.42 1.09 $17.12 $35,610
Ohio 3,060 0.57 1.48 $14.23 $29,590
New Jersey 3,060 0.76 1.98 $15.65 $32,550




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)
Delaware 350 0.78 2.02 $15.81 $32,880
New Jersey 3,060 0.76 1.98 $15.65 $32,550
District of Columbia 460 0.65 1.69 $20.91 $43,500
Oregon 1,140 0.62 1.61 $16.61 $34,540
Maryland 1,650 0.62 1.61 $17.09 $35,550




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 460 0.65 1.69 $20.91 $43,500
Illinois 1,130 0.19 0.50 $20.07 $41,750
Massachusetts 1,260 0.36 0.93 $18.68 $38,860
Connecticut 720 0.43 1.12 $18.07 $37,590
Nevada 350 0.27 0.69 $17.91 $37,260



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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 3,750 0.56 1.45 $16.71 $34,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,480 0.56 1.45 $17.25 $35,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.82 2.12 $16.64 $34,620
Columbus, OH 1,520 1.47 3.81 $14.30 $29,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.48 1.25 $18.77 $39,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,190 0.41 1.06 $14.19 $29,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,130 0.57 1.48 $16.56 $34,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,040 0.40 1.03 $16.17 $33,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 950 0.82 2.13 $17.06 $35,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 900 0.47 1.21 $16.55 $34,410


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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 1,520 1.47 3.81 $14.30 $29,740
Topeka, KS 110 1.01 2.63 $14.54 $30,250
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 350 1.00 2.58 $15.80 $32,870
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 360 1.00 2.60 $16.02 $33,320
Portsmouth, NH-ME 90 0.97 2.53 $15.32 $31,870
Wausau, WI 60 0.87 2.26 $15.44 $32,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 950 0.82 2.13 $17.06 $35,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.82 2.12 $16.64 $34,620
Columbia, MO 80 0.81 2.11 $17.58 $36,560
Kingston, NY 50 0.78 2.01 $13.64 $28,370


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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 0.55 1.42 $21.23 $44,170
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 810 0.22 0.57 $20.80 $43,260
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.20 0.52 $20.21 $42,030
Stockton-Lodi, CA 160 0.64 1.67 $20.06 $41,720
Boulder, CO 60 0.32 0.83 $19.98 $41,570
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 280 0.29 0.76 $19.80 $41,190
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 230 0.24 0.63 $19.27 $40,090
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.43 1.12 $19.25 $40,040
Appleton, WI 40 0.29 0.75 $19.20 $39,940
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.54 1.41 $18.97 $39,470

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 0.89 $15.26 $31,740
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.44 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 1.12 $13.73 $28,560
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.73 $12.34 $25,680
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 0.42 $13.46 $27,990

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)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 30 0.65 1.67 (8) (8)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.44 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 1.12 $13.73 $28,560
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 1.10 $15.40 $32,030
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 1.05 (8) (8)

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 New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.22 $35,820
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.88 $35,120
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.80 $34,950
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.36 $34,020
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.51 $15.91 $33,090


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018