Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
63,290 2.6 % $14.90 $30,980 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $11.07 $13.95 $17.87 $22.36
Annual Wage (2) $19,340 $23,020 $29,010 $37,170 $46,500


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 15,110 1.67 $14.30 $29,750
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,560 1.91 $14.41 $29,960
Employment Services 4,120 0.12 $13.89 $28,880
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 3,890 1.35 $11.04 $22,960
Insurance Carriers 2,880 0.25 $16.42 $34,160

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 400 2.31 $16.68 $34,700
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,560 1.91 $14.41 $29,960
Business Support Services 15,110 1.67 $14.30 $29,750
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 3,890 1.35 $11.04 $22,960
Office Administrative Services 2,070 0.45 $14.16 $29,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $26.69 $55,520
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $22.10 $45,960
Rubber Product Manufacturing 40 0.03 $21.57 $44,860
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 250 0.04 $21.12 $43,920
Traveler Accommodation 80 (7) $20.62 $42,890


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 6,930 0.45 0.97 $16.17 $33,630
Texas 6,100 0.53 1.15 $14.44 $30,030
New York 4,590 0.51 1.11 $16.43 $34,180
Florida 3,550 0.45 0.98 $13.35 $27,760
New Jersey 3,460 0.89 1.93 $14.50 $30,170




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 830 1.22 2.66 $19.12 $39,770
Delaware 520 1.19 2.59 $14.99 $31,180
New Jersey 3,460 0.89 1.93 $14.50 $30,170
Oregon 1,380 0.80 1.74 $15.65 $32,560
New Hampshire 410 0.65 1.41 $13.10 $27,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 180 0.29 0.62 $20.37 $42,370
District of Columbia 830 1.22 2.66 $19.12 $39,770
Nebraska 560 0.59 1.28 $17.38 $36,150
Washington 950 0.32 0.69 $17.27 $35,930
Alaska 50 0.16 0.36 $17.25 $35,880





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 4,370 0.67 1.47 $15.66 $32,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,310 0.56 1.23 $15.86 $32,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.85 1.86 $15.61 $32,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.63 1.37 $17.19 $35,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,490 0.51 1.11 $14.42 $29,990
Columbus, OH 1,320 1.32 2.87 $13.30 $27,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,250 0.50 1.10 $15.02 $31,230
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,240 0.71 1.54 $16.69 $34,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.30 0.66 $18.03 $37,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,030 0.55 1.20 $15.36 $31,950




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)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 480 1.41 3.06 $15.08 $31,360
Columbus, OH 1,320 1.32 2.87 $13.30 $27,670
Topeka, KS 130 1.20 2.61 $14.22 $29,580
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 390 1.14 2.47 $15.18 $31,570
Ames, IA 50 1.09 2.37 $11.73 $24,390
Binghamton, NY 110 1.08 2.35 $12.38 $25,750
Dubuque, IA 60 1.06 2.31 $15.34 $31,910
Manchester, NH 110 1.04 2.26 $11.44 $23,800
Tuscaloosa, AL 100 0.97 2.10 $11.69 $24,320
Springfield, IL 100 0.92 2.00 $18.90 $39,300