Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
207,660 1.1 % $14.27 $29,670 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.42 $11.15 $13.69 $16.84 $20.25
Annual Wage (2) $19,590 $23,180 $28,470 $35,030 $42,120


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 32,330 0.99 $13.34 $27,740
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 10,490 3.98 $13.56 $28,190
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,990 1.13 $14.23 $29,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,850 0.09 $14.68 $30,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,860 0.13 $16.54 $34,400

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 10,490 3.98 $13.56 $28,190
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,640 1.58 $13.48 $28,040
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,230 1.33 $14.74 $30,660
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,990 1.13 $14.23 $29,600
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1,930 1.02 $13.72 $28,540

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 60 0.01 $18.75 $38,990
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 80 0.02 $18.66 $38,810
Postal Service 1,340 0.22 $18.16 $37,780
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 30 0.06 $17.64 $36,690
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 60 0.03 $17.36 $36,110


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 23,530 1.60 1.02 $15.57 $32,380
Texas 22,400 2.05 1.31 $13.19 $27,440
Florida 17,090 2.29 1.46 $13.14 $27,320
New York 15,520 1.80 1.15 $15.48 $32,210
Pennsylvania 10,790 1.92 1.23 $14.15 $29,440




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 3,600 2.69 1.72 $14.73 $30,630
Utah 3,150 2.54 1.62 $14.39 $29,920
New Hampshire 1,450 2.34 1.49 $13.66 $28,410
Florida 17,090 2.29 1.46 $13.14 $27,320
Delaware 870 2.12 1.36 $14.24 $29,610




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 0.44 $19.27 $40,080
Alaska 230 0.71 0.45 $17.58 $36,570
Connecticut 1,730 1.05 0.67 $16.70 $34,740
Massachusetts 3,190 0.98 0.63 $16.19 $33,670
Colorado 3,140 1.37 0.87 $16.08 $33,440





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 1.71 1.09 $16.08 $33,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,790 1.96 1.25 $15.21 $31,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,620 1.79 1.14 $15.12 $31,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,750 2.67 1.71 $14.19 $29,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,930 2.68 1.71 $15.11 $31,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,910 1.78 1.14 $13.77 $28,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,970 1.72 1.10 $14.31 $29,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,830 3.32 2.12 $13.01 $27,070
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,470 2.39 1.53 $15.38 $31,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,250 1.83 1.17 $14.06 $29,250