Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
58,160 3.0 % $15.57 $32,390 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.87 $11.70 $14.64 $18.50 $23.19
Annual Wage (2) $20,530 $24,340 $30,460 $38,470 $48,240


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 12,990 1.41 $14.80 $30,790
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,680 1.92 $14.95 $31,090
Employment Services 3,660 0.10 $14.44 $30,040
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 3,070 1.10 $13.00 $27,040
Insurance Carriers 2,320 0.20 $17.02 $35,400

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 5,680 1.92 $14.95 $31,090
Business Support Services 12,990 1.41 $14.80 $30,790
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 3,070 1.10 $13.00 $27,040
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 140 0.76 $20.19 $41,990
Office Administrative Services 1,540 0.32 $15.50 $32,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $21.97 $45,700
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 $21.46 $44,640
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 50 0.05 $21.32 $44,340
Traveler Accommodation 80 (7) $21.08 $43,860
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 190 0.03 $21.09 $43,860


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 6,410 0.40 0.97 $16.71 $34,760
Texas 5,260 0.45 1.08 $15.56 $32,370
New York 4,400 0.48 1.17 $17.40 $36,180
New Jersey 3,380 0.85 2.06 $14.95 $31,100
Florida 3,150 0.38 0.93 $13.64 $28,380




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)
District of Columbia 710 1.01 2.44 $19.04 $39,590
Delaware 400 0.92 2.22 $16.02 $33,320
New Jersey 3,380 0.85 2.06 $14.95 $31,100
Oregon 1,230 0.69 1.66 $16.78 $34,900
Maryland 1,600 0.61 1.47 $16.18 $33,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 120 0.20 0.48 $20.79 $43,250
District of Columbia 710 1.01 2.44 $19.04 $39,590
Massachusetts 1,480 0.43 1.03 $18.74 $38,990
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) $18.29 $38,040
Illinois 1,230 0.21 0.50 $17.99 $37,410





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 3,780 0.57 1.39 $16.57 $34,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.52 1.26 $16.26 $33,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.77 1.85 $16.76 $34,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.59 1.42 $17.65 $36,710
Columbus, OH 1,290 1.26 3.05 $13.42 $27,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,280 0.50 1.21 $15.62 $32,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,270 0.65 1.58 $16.08 $33,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,230 0.42 1.01 $15.82 $32,910
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,060 0.59 1.42 $18.99 $39,510
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.88 2.14 $15.87 $33,010




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 1,290 1.26 3.05 $13.42 $27,910
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 120 1.25 3.01 $17.12 $35,610
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 1.18 2.85 $16.04 $33,370
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 410 1.17 2.83 $15.53 $32,300
Topeka, KS 110 0.98 2.37 $13.86 $28,820
Iowa City, IA 90 0.96 2.31 $16.79 $34,920
Manchester, NH 100 0.89 2.15 $11.92 $24,800
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.88 2.14 $15.87 $33,010
St. Cloud, MN 90 0.85 2.05 $13.90 $28,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 970 0.85 2.06 $17.02 $35,410




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 0.57 1.37 $20.29 $42,200
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.21 0.51 $20.08 $41,770
Boulder, CO 50 0.27 0.66 $20.00 $41,600
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 120 0.56 1.36 $19.49 $40,540
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $19.46 $40,490
Anchorage, AK 50 0.26 0.64 $19.30 $40,140
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $19.08 $39,680
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,060 0.59 1.42 $18.99 $39,510
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.10 0.24 $18.84 $39,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.29 0.70 $18.58 $38,650

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 2.14 $15.62 $32,490
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.24 0.58 $13.29 $27,640
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 0.72 $14.47 $30,100
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 0.90 $14.22 $29,580
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.10 $14.12 $29,380

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 2.14 $15.62 $32,490
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 1.28 $12.80 $26,630
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.10 $14.12 $29,380
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 0.90 $14.22 $29,580
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.84 $9.84 $20,460

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) $16.96 $35,270
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.82 $34,990
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 2.14 $15.62 $32,490
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.64 $14.76 $30,700
West Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.73 $30,640


About May 2016 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.

(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