Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
199,240 1.2 % $14.81 $30,810 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.63 $11.51 $14.16 $17.46 $21.22
Annual Wage (2) $20,030 $23,950 $29,460 $36,320 $44,140


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 29,580 0.83 $14.00 $29,120
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 9,750 3.35 $13.64 $28,370
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 8,950 0.97 $14.89 $30,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,700 0.14 $17.52 $36,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,670 0.09 $14.99 $31,180

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 9,750 3.35 $13.64 $28,370
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 120 1.65 $17.16 $35,700
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,120 1.22 $13.74 $28,570
Other Support Activities for Transportation 370 1.19 $13.66 $28,420
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 2,790 1.10 $15.19 $31,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 60 0.16 $26.44 $55,000
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.90 $43,460
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.03 $20.02 $41,640
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 160 0.69 $19.27 $40,070
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 190 0.05 $18.16 $37,780


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 24,200 1.56 1.08 $15.63 $32,520
Texas 20,990 1.81 1.26 $13.99 $29,090
Florida 16,860 2.13 1.47 $13.69 $28,480
New York 13,440 1.50 1.04 $15.96 $33,190
Illinois 9,860 1.68 1.17 $15.08 $31,360



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 4,250 3.21 2.22 $14.87 $30,930
New Hampshire 1,450 2.27 1.57 $13.99 $29,100
New Jersey 8,610 2.20 1.53 $17.92 $37,260
Florida 16,860 2.13 1.47 $13.69 $28,480
Texas 20,990 1.81 1.26 $13.99 $29,090



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 440 0.66 0.45 $19.43 $40,410
New Jersey 8,610 2.20 1.53 $17.92 $37,260
Hawaii 650 1.04 0.72 $17.70 $36,830
Connecticut 1,630 0.98 0.68 $17.69 $36,800
Massachusetts 2,650 0.78 0.54 $17.64 $36,690




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,350 1.60 1.11 $16.99 $35,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,610 1.85 1.28 $14.93 $31,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,210 2.02 1.40 $15.33 $31,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,210 2.24 1.55 $15.05 $31,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,140 1.75 1.21 $14.67 $30,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,780 2.01 1.39 $14.17 $29,480
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,630 2.98 2.07 $13.85 $28,810
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,510 2.31 1.60 $15.90 $33,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,030 1.22 0.85 $14.80 $30,790
Salt Lake City, UT 2,950 4.49 3.11 $15.81 $32,890