Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
66,840 2.0 % $14.29 $29,710 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.93 $10.75 $13.51 $17.13 $21.13
Annual Wage (2) $18,570 $22,360 $28,100 $35,630 $43,950


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 15,630 1.82 $14.04 $29,200
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 5,420 1.79 $10.37 $21,580
Employment Services 4,880 0.15 $13.00 $27,050
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,370 1.66 $13.90 $28,920
Insurance Carriers 3,060 0.26 $15.31 $31,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 15,630 1.82 $14.04 $29,200
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 5,420 1.79 $10.37 $21,580
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,370 1.66 $13.90 $28,920
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,770 0.39 $14.41 $29,980
Office Administrative Services 1,620 0.37 $13.89 $28,880

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 50 0.01 $19.75 $41,080
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 220 0.04 $19.22 $39,970
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 0.01 $19.14 $39,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $18.49 $38,460
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 50 0.01 $18.03 $37,490


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 8,940 0.61 1.20 $15.56 $32,360
Texas 5,770 0.53 1.05 $12.77 $26,560
New York 5,480 0.63 1.26 $14.71 $30,600
Florida 3,860 0.52 1.03 $13.20 $27,450
New Jersey 3,480 0.91 1.81 $14.07 $29,260




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 910 1.37 2.71 $19.45 $40,450
Delaware 480 1.16 2.30 $13.82 $28,750
New Hampshire 580 0.94 1.87 $13.33 $27,730
New Jersey 3,480 0.91 1.81 $14.07 $29,260
Iowa 1,030 0.69 1.37 $14.16 $29,460




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 910 1.37 2.71 $19.45 $40,450
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $19.01 $39,540
Alaska 50 0.14 0.28 $18.91 $39,320
Connecticut 650 0.40 0.79 $16.88 $35,110
Illinois 2,350 0.41 0.82 $16.52 $34,370





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 4,100 0.78 1.55 $14.46 $30,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,820 0.71 1.41 $15.85 $32,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.96 1.90 $15.59 $32,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.45 0.89 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,600 0.69 1.37 $14.68 $30,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.65 1.28 $17.42 $36,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,500 0.55 1.08 $13.30 $27,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,320 0.76 1.50 $16.12 $33,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.55 1.09 $14.71 $30,590
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.18 2.34 $14.60 $30,380




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)
Iowa City, IA 200 2.28 4.51 $14.52 $30,210
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 120 2.21 4.38 $15.72 $32,700
Manchester, NH 160 1.59 3.16 $11.76 $24,460
Columbia, MO 140 1.55 3.08 $11.62 $24,180
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 120 1.41 2.80 $18.89 $39,300
Springfield, IL 140 1.38 2.73 $18.37 $38,210
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 440 1.35 2.69 $13.95 $29,020
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 420 1.27 2.51 $14.90 $30,990
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.18 2.34 $14.60 $30,380
Ames, IA 50 1.11 2.20 $12.99 $27,030




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)
Anchorage, AK 30 0.19 0.38 $20.02 $41,640
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 120 1.41 2.80 $18.89 $39,300
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.34 0.68 $18.74 $38,980
Bloomington-Normal, IL (8) (8) (8) $18.58 $38,650
Springfield, IL 140 1.38 2.73 $18.37 $38,210
New Haven, CT 110 0.40 0.80 $18.15 $37,750
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $17.91 $37,260
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.27 0.54 $17.86 $37,150
Madison, WI 170 0.49 0.98 $17.76 $36,930
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 40 0.31 0.61 $17.69 $36,790

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 130 0.72 1.42 $14.18 $29,500
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.85 1.69 $12.35 $25,690
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.42 0.84 (8) (8)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.79 1.58 $12.26 $25,500
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 0.59 $12.02 $25,010

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.85 1.68 $13.75 $28,610
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.85 1.69 $12.35 $25,690
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.79 1.58 $12.26 $25,500
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.72 1.42 $14.18 $29,500
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 1.26 $13.22 $27,490

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.39 $17.03 $35,420
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.44 $14.90 $30,990
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.45 $14.81 $30,800
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 0.41 $14.51 $30,180
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.72 1.42 $14.18 $29,500


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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