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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 10011$22.26/hr$15.65/hr$19.59/hr$23.99/hr$23.99/hr$23.99/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing60$21.31/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$19.18/hr
Financial Activities130$18.87/hr
Professional and Business Services100$16.44/hr
Education and Health Services450$23.75/hr
Public Administration130$23.99/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$15.46/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$19.42/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$19.59/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$18.84/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$19.59/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$21.31/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$19.34/hr-15.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$19.59/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$19.42/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$23.99/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$19.59/hr-8.0%
Southeast Balance of State 80$23.99/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 100$23.99/hr-12.0%
Rochester MN MSA 130$24.54/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 170$23.99/hr-10.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 410$19.62/hr-14.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 430$19.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 890$20.80/hr-14.0%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 510$15.43/hr-24.4%
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 1,600$19.10/hr-8.2%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,950$24.34/hr-8.6%


  • 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.