Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
66,530 2.3 % $14.52 $30,200 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.00 $10.91 $13.71 $17.42 $21.61
Annual Wage (2) $18,710 $22,700 $28,510 $36,230 $44,940


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 15,200 1.72 $14.18 $29,500
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 5,150 1.72 $10.48 $21,800
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,120 1.87 $14.14 $29,420
Employment Services 4,890 0.14 $13.20 $27,470
Insurance Carriers 3,160 0.27 $16.03 $33,350

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 5,120 1.87 $14.14 $29,420
Business Support Services 15,200 1.72 $14.18 $29,500
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 5,150 1.72 $10.48 $21,800
Office Administrative Services 1,810 0.40 $14.09 $29,310
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,760 0.39 $13.66 $28,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 190 0.03 $21.58 $44,880
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.02 $20.62 $42,890
Traveler Accommodation 90 (7) $20.04 $41,680
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $19.56 $40,680
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $19.41 $40,370


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 8,260 0.55 1.11 $16.09 $33,470
Texas 6,710 0.60 1.21 $13.67 $28,440
New York 5,160 0.59 1.19 $15.29 $31,790
Florida 3,830 0.50 1.01 $13.08 $27,200
New Jersey 3,210 0.83 1.68 $14.53 $30,210




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 940 1.39 2.83 $17.91 $37,250
Delaware 510 1.20 2.45 $14.32 $29,780
New Jersey 3,210 0.83 1.68 $14.53 $30,210
New Hampshire 490 0.78 1.59 $12.90 $26,840
Missouri 1,940 0.72 1.47 $14.48 $30,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 140 0.23 0.47 $20.02 $41,630
District of Columbia 940 1.39 2.83 $17.91 $37,250
Alaska 40 0.13 0.26 $17.38 $36,140
Illinois 1,920 0.33 0.68 $16.99 $35,340
Connecticut 550 0.33 0.68 $16.85 $35,040





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 3,690 0.69 1.39 $15.10 $31,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,780 0.69 1.39 $16.11 $33,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,790 0.80 1.63 $14.81 $30,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,770 0.74 1.51 $13.61 $28,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.69 1.41 $16.12 $33,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,630 0.57 1.16 $14.33 $29,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.80 1.63 $15.09 $31,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.36 0.73 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,230 0.69 1.40 $16.53 $34,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,130 0.62 1.25 $14.61 $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 220 2.49 5.07 $14.52 $30,200
Columbia, SC 690 1.92 3.91 (8) (8)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 480 1.41 2.86 $14.42 $29,990
Columbia, MO 130 1.39 2.83 $11.97 $24,890
Manchester, NH 140 1.32 2.68 $11.41 $23,740
Ames, IA 60 1.31 2.67 $12.13 $25,230
Morristown, TN 60 1.28 2.61 $10.58 $22,000
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 380 1.11 2.26 $14.46 $30,070
Cheyenne, WY 50 1.05 2.14 $11.73 $24,410
Binghamton, NY 110 1.04 2.12 $13.09 $27,230




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)
Honolulu, HI 130 0.28 0.58 $21.39 $44,490
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.22 $42,050
Springfield, IL 80 0.73 1.47 $20.03 $41,650
State College, PA 30 0.45 0.91 $20.01 $41,630
Anchorage, AK 30 0.17 0.35 $19.93 $41,460
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 160 0.29 0.59 $18.77 $39,050
Bloomington-Normal, IL (8) (8) (8) $18.56 $38,610
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.36 $38,180
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 140 0.72 1.47 $18.26 $37,990
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $17.96 $37,350

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.48 0.98 $9.87 $20,530
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.51 1.04 $13.15 $27,350
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.43 0.88 $11.01 $22,900
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 0.80 1.63 $12.60 $26,210
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 1.19 $12.53 $26,060

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 New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.91 1.84 $12.02 $25,010
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 0.80 1.63 $12.60 $26,210
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 1.45 $15.28 $31,780
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 1.33 $13.38 $27,840
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 1.19 $12.53 $26,060

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 30 0.19 0.38 $16.83 $35,000
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.56 $16.07 $33,420
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.57 $15.58 $32,410
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 1.45 $15.28 $31,780
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 1.03 $15.02 $31,240


About May 2014 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.

(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 the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015