Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
205,950 1.3 % $14.48 $30,130 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.46 $11.26 $13.88 $17.12 $20.68
Annual Wage (2) $19,680 $23,420 $28,870 $35,610 $43,020


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 31,430 0.91 $13.54 $28,170
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,450 1.06 $14.43 $30,010
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 9,410 3.43 $13.48 $28,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,730 0.15 $16.92 $35,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,330 0.09 $14.79 $30,750

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 9,410 3.43 $13.48 $28,040
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 150 2.07 $16.70 $34,730
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,550 1.42 $13.98 $29,090
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 2,810 1.13 $14.84 $30,860
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,450 1.06 $14.43 $30,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 140 0.03 $22.46 $46,720
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 90 0.02 $19.28 $40,100
Postal Service 1,340 0.22 $18.70 $38,900
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 300 0.05 $17.89 $37,210
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 200 0.85 $17.81 $37,040


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 24,880 1.65 1.08 $15.51 $32,270
Texas 22,380 1.99 1.31 $13.52 $28,120
Florida 16,350 2.13 1.40 $13.32 $27,710
New York 14,420 1.64 1.07 $15.68 $32,610
Pennsylvania 9,940 1.76 1.15 $14.53 $30,230



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 3,050 2.38 1.56 $14.42 $29,990
Kansas 3,130 2.30 1.51 $15.26 $31,750
New Hampshire 1,410 2.25 1.48 $13.72 $28,530
Florida 16,350 2.13 1.40 $13.32 $27,710
New Jersey 8,070 2.09 1.37 $17.05 $35,470



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 460 0.69 0.45 $18.48 $38,450
Alaska 220 0.68 0.45 $17.17 $35,710
Connecticut 1,580 0.96 0.63 $17.14 $35,660
Hawaii 690 1.12 0.74 $17.06 $35,490
New Jersey 8,070 2.09 1.37 $17.05 $35,470




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 8,970 1.66 1.09 $16.33 $33,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,970 1.96 1.29 $14.68 $30,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,120 1.90 1.24 $14.64 $30,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,790 2.59 1.70 $14.53 $30,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,510 1.94 1.27 $13.99 $29,100
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,520 2.43 1.59 $15.41 $32,060
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,710 2.50 1.64 $16.14 $33,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,560 1.95 1.28 $13.87 $28,850
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,500 2.96 1.94 $13.14 $27,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,400 1.42 0.93 $14.44 $30,040