Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
66,280 3.7 % $14.03 $29,190 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.94 $10.57 $13.26 $16.77 $20.65
Annual Wage (2) $18,580 $21,990 $27,570 $34,880 $42,960


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 15,950 1.96 $13.18 $27,410
Depository Credit Intermediation 4,520 0.26 $12.95 $26,940
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 4,060 1.30 $11.32 $23,540
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,640 0.59 $15.52 $32,280
Insurance Carriers 3,120 0.27 $14.29 $29,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 610 3.09 $18.23 $37,930
Business Support Services 15,950 1.96 $13.18 $27,410
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 4,060 1.30 $11.32 $23,540
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,640 0.59 $15.52 $32,280
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,570 0.54 $13.94 $29,000

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 (8) (8) $20.39 $42,400
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 130 0.03 $20.04 $41,680
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $19.20 $39,940
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.18 $39,890
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 270 0.05 $18.33 $38,130


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 9,570 0.68 1.32 $14.86 $30,910
New York 6,040 0.72 1.39 $14.52 $30,210
Texas 5,090 0.49 0.96 $13.54 $28,150
Florida 3,180 0.44 0.86 $12.89 $26,810
Pennsylvania 3,120 0.56 1.09 $14.57 $30,300




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 340 0.85 1.65 $12.23 $25,440
New Jersey 3,010 0.80 1.55 $13.24 $27,540
Missouri 1,930 0.74 1.44 $13.43 $27,940
New York 6,040 0.72 1.39 $14.52 $30,210
Arkansas 820 0.72 1.40 $13.16 $27,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 110 0.19 0.37 $17.35 $36,090
Alaska 80 0.26 0.50 $16.35 $34,010
Connecticut 830 0.52 1.00 $15.85 $32,970
Maryland 1,110 0.45 0.86 $15.51 $32,260
California 9,570 0.68 1.32 $14.86 $30,910





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,660 0.92 1.78 $14.02 $29,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,980 0.78 1.51 $14.38 $29,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.56 1.09 $14.47 $30,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,450 0.85 1.64 $14.78 $30,750
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,390 0.55 1.06 $13.65 $28,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,390 0.83 1.61 $14.47 $30,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.60 1.16 $17.47 $36,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,350 0.60 1.17 $14.36 $29,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 1.35 2.62 $15.54 $32,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.67 1.30 $15.68 $32,620




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)
Hot Springs, AR 150 4.18 8.10 $11.72 $24,380
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 80 1.54 2.99 $17.24 $35,850
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 470 1.42 2.74 $14.22 $29,590
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 1.35 2.62 $15.54 $32,330
Springfield, IL 140 1.29 2.50 $18.46 $38,410
Springfield, MO 230 1.25 2.43 $10.09 $20,990
Raleigh-Cary, NC 560 1.11 2.15 $12.84 $26,710
Santa Fe, NM 70 1.10 2.12 $16.19 $33,680
Portsmouth, NH-ME 60 1.09 2.12 $13.45 $27,980
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 340 1.07 2.07 $15.14 $31,500




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)
State College, PA 60 0.96 1.87 $19.31 $40,160
Springfield, IL 140 1.29 2.50 $18.46 $38,410
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 150 0.37 0.72 $18.27 $38,010
Honolulu, HI 110 0.25 0.48 $17.47 $36,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.60 1.16 $17.47 $36,330
New Haven, CT 140 0.51 0.99 $17.38 $36,140
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 80 1.54 2.99 $17.24 $35,850
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 60 0.33 0.63 $17.11 $35,590
Reno-Sparks, NV 60 0.33 0.64 $16.74 $34,810
Lebanon, PA (8) (8) (8) $16.67 $34,680

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.80 1.55 $13.43 $27,930
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.97 1.87 $13.33 $27,720
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.41 0.80 (8) (8)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.70 1.36 $12.29 $25,550
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 0.37 $12.16 $25,300

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.97 1.87 $13.33 $27,720
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.80 1.55 $13.43 $27,930
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 1.44 $13.51 $28,100
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 1.44 $14.39 $29,930
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 1.44 $12.85 $26,730

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.67 $30,500
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 1.44 $14.39 $29,930
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.10 $29,330
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.90 $28,900
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 0.81 $13.85 $28,810


About May 2011 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 mean 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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