Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

43-9021 Data Entry Keyers

Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing. Excludes "Word Processors and Typists" (43-9022).


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)
211,200 1.1 % $13.95 $29,010 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.27 $10.91 $13.32 $16.46 $19.77
Annual Wage (2) $19,280 $22,700 $27,690 $34,230 $41,110


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)
Employment Services 31,530 1.07 $13.32 $27,700
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 13,390 5.60 $12.82 $26,670
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,650 1.16 $14.14 $29,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,870 0.09 $14.16 $29,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,950 0.36 $14.40 $29,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 13,390 5.60 $12.82 $26,670
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 990 2.27 $15.68 $32,610
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 3,530 1.37 $12.99 $27,020
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 2,980 1.30 $14.38 $29,900
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,650 1.16 $14.14 $29,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $20.00 $41,600
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.02 $17.61 $36,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.02 $17.54 $36,490
Facilities Support Services 180 0.13 $16.98 $35,330
Support Activities for Mining 90 0.03 $16.33 $33,970


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 22,590 1.61 0.98 $15.48 $32,190
Texas 19,670 1.91 1.16 $12.80 $26,620
Florida 18,750 2.62 1.59 $12.90 $26,830
New York 14,820 1.76 1.07 $14.92 $31,020
Pennsylvania 10,150 1.83 1.11 $13.96 $29,040




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)
Utah 4,050 3.47 2.11 $13.46 $28,010
Kansas 3,960 3.03 1.84 $14.11 $29,360
Florida 18,750 2.62 1.59 $12.90 $26,830
Delaware 940 2.32 1.41 $14.16 $29,450
New Hampshire 1,250 2.06 1.25 $13.07 $27,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 690 1.08 0.65 $19.88 $41,350
Alaska 300 0.96 0.58 $16.94 $35,240
Connecticut 2,440 1.52 0.92 $16.69 $34,720
Massachusetts 3,830 1.21 0.74 $15.94 $33,150
New Jersey 6,980 1.85 1.12 $15.48 $32,200





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,600 1.70 1.03 $15.28 $31,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,080 1.85 1.13 $14.84 $30,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,200 1.45 0.88 $15.30 $31,820
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,670 1.83 1.11 $13.45 $27,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,540 2.04 1.24 $14.19 $29,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,430 2.17 1.32 $13.39 $27,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,880 2.14 1.30 $15.33 $31,880
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,670 3.34 2.03 $12.79 $26,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,320 1.96 1.19 $14.62 $30,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,300 1.43 0.87 $16.15 $33,590