Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
207,280 1.1 % $14.05 $29,220 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.29 $10.97 $13.47 $16.59 $20.00
Annual Wage (2) $19,330 $22,810 $28,010 $34,500 $41,610


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 31,290 1.00 $13.11 $27,270
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 12,690 5.06 $13.22 $27,500
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,960 1.15 $14.11 $29,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,560 0.09 $14.18 $29,500
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,620 0.12 $16.12 $33,530

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 12,690 5.06 $13.22 $27,500
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,300 1.56 $13.53 $28,150
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,280 1.39 $14.69 $30,550
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,960 1.15 $14.11 $29,340
Office Administrative Services 4,570 1.11 $14.69 $30,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $20.30 $42,220
Facilities Support Services 170 0.13 $17.90 $37,230
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $17.88 $37,200
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 90 0.02 $17.66 $36,740
Postal Service 1,680 0.27 $17.65 $36,720


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 22,500 1.57 0.99 $15.32 $31,880
Texas 20,350 1.92 1.21 $12.73 $26,490
Florida 18,110 2.49 1.57 $13.08 $27,220
New York 15,600 1.83 1.15 $15.15 $31,500
Pennsylvania 9,970 1.78 1.12 $14.08 $29,280




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)
Kansas 3,760 2.85 1.79 $14.43 $30,010
Utah 3,170 2.64 1.66 $14.21 $29,560
Florida 18,110 2.49 1.57 $13.08 $27,220
Delaware 800 1.96 1.23 $14.32 $29,790
Texas 20,350 1.92 1.21 $12.73 $26,490




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 490 0.75 0.47 $18.04 $37,520
Alaska 290 0.92 0.58 $17.66 $36,740
Connecticut 1,920 1.19 0.75 $16.59 $34,500
Rhode Island 560 1.24 0.78 $16.44 $34,200
Colorado 2,740 1.23 0.77 $15.99 $33,260





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 9,370 1.82 1.14 $15.76 $32,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,940 1.79 1.13 $14.91 $31,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,330 1.46 0.92 $15.19 $31,600
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,040 1.91 1.20 $13.21 $27,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,990 2.21 1.39 $14.19 $29,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,400 2.10 1.32 $13.38 $27,820
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,300 2.36 1.48 $15.38 $32,000
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4,030 3.57 2.25 $13.19 $27,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,460 1.48 0.93 $15.85 $32,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,220 1.84 1.15 $14.28 $29,700