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 502$17.83/hr$14.12/hr$15.60/hr$17.58/hr$20.31/hr$23.05/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
ManufacturingN/A$18.60/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$19.74/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial Activities190$17.89/hr
Professional and Business Services310$18.04/hr
Education and Health Services380$18.55/hr
Public Administration20$21.93/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$18.26/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A$17.53/hr-14.9%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$17.59/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$15.48/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$18.27/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$18.79/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$18.11/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$17.58/hr-1.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$20.53/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$17.22/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$17.48/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$19.44/hr-8.7%
Central Minnesota 140$17.29/hr-8.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 680$18.98/hr-13.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 690$18.95/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,300$18.47/hr-12.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 740$16.91/hr-16.8%
Printing Press Operators 6,180$20.68/hr-5.8%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 10,860$21.03/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.