Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 403$16.31/hr$13.12/hr$13.91/hr$15.25/hr$18.48/hr$22.06/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
ManufacturingN/A$18.26/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities280$16.72/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial Activities240$17.07/hr
Professional and Business Services280$17.84/hr
Education and Health Services390$18.29/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration20$21.87/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$16.75/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$17.91/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$17.94/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$14.39/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$16.94/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$18.43/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$15.84/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$17.82/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$17.61/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$15.25/hr-1.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$19.42/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$16.82/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$17.82/hr-8.0%
Northeast Minnesota 70$18.64/hr-8.7%
Southwest Minnesota 70$16.85/hr-14.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 910$18.06/hr-13.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 930$18.02/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,530$17.86/hr-12.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machin 720$14.69/hr-16.8%
Printing Press Operators 6,220$21.31/hr-5.8%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 10,090$20.16/hr-11.4%


  • Read job orders to determine the type of work to be done, the quantities to be produced, and the materials needed.
  • Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation.
  • File and store completed documents.
  • Load machines with materials such as blank paper or film.
  • Maintain stock of supplies, and requisition any needed items.
  • Clean machines, perform minor repairs, and report major repair needs.
  • Clean and file master copies or plates.
  • Operate office machines such as high speed business photocopiers, readers, scanners, addressing machines, stencil-cutting machines, microfilm readers or printers, folding and inserting machines, bursters, and binder machines.
  • Operate office machines such as high speed business photocopiers, readers, scanners, addressing machines, stencil-cutting machines, microfilm readers or printers, folding and inserting machines, bursters, and binder machines.
  • Operate auxiliary machines such as collators, pad and tablet making machines, staplers, and paper punching, folding, cutting, and perforating machines.