How Much Do Office Machine Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Office Machine Operators

Office Machine Operators operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$36580 per year
Hourly wage
$18 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$24,600 to $28,670 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Office Machine Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $24,600 to $28,670 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Office Machine Operators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $25 $51,960
Senior (Top 25%) $20 $41,630
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $34,730
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $28,670
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $24,600

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CT $21 $43,550
MA $20 $42,600
OR $20 $42,530
RI $20 $42,110
DC $20 $41,820
MN $20 $40,650
IL $19 $40,480
NY $19 $39,850
CA $19 $39,660
CO $19 $38,690

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Office Machine Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Office Machine Operators are in the states of CT, MA, OR, RI and DC.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Chemical Manufacturing $74230 $35.69
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $51490 $24.75
Telecommunications $48010 $23.08
Religious Organizations $46900 $22.55
Outpatient Care Centers $46470 $22.34
Scientific Research and Development Services $46210 $22.22
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $44950 $21.61
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $44340 $21.32
Warehousing and Storage $43080 $20.71
Local Government $42820 $20.59
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $42460 $20.41
Federal Executive Branch $42420 $20.39
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $42280 $20.33
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $42010 $20.20
Educational Support Services $40870 $19.65
State Government $40440 $19.44
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $40350 $19.40
Junior Colleges $40110 $19.28
Legal Services $39670 $19.07
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $39620 $19.05
Management of Companies and Enterprises $39310 $18.90
Truck Transportation $39230 $18.86
Specialty Hospitals $38970 $18.74
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $38960 $18.73
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $38800 $18.66
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $38680 $18.60
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $38580 $18.55
Elementary and Secondary Schools $38430 $18.48
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $38270 $18.40
Printing and Related Support Activities $38160 $18.35

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