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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Data Entry Keyers
Industry profile for Data Entry Keyers
Geographic profile for Data Entry Keyers

National estimates for Data Entry Keyers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Data Entry Keyers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
151,520 1.9 % $ 17.24 $ 35,850 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Data Entry Keyers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.77 $ 13.74 $ 16.56 $ 19.59 $ 24.25
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,490 $ 28,580 $ 34,440 $ 40,750 $ 50,440


Industry profile for Data Entry Keyers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Data Entry Keyers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Data Entry Keyers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Data Entry Keyers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 18,380 0.57 $ 16.29 $ 33,880
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,000 2.23 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,260 0.74 $ 16.16 $ 33,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,600 0.12 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,840 0.07 $ 16.77 $ 34,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Data Entry Keyers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,000 2.23 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Other Investment Pools and Funds 100 0.94 $ 11.93 $ 24,810
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1,820 0.78 $ 18.31 $ 38,090
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,260 0.74 $ 16.16 $ 33,610
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,900 0.70 $ 16.78 $ 34,900

Top paying industries for Data Entry Keyers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronics and Appliance Stores (8) (8) $ 24.14 $ 50,210
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,320 0.14 $ 22.86 $ 47,540
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $ 22.58 $ 46,960
Postal Service (federal government) 1,050 0.17 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $ 20.91 $ 43,490


Geographic profile for Data Entry Keyers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Data Entry Keyers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Data Entry Keyers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Data Entry Keyers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 19,700 1.63 1.49 $ 15.99 $ 33,250
California 17,320 1.05 0.97 $ 18.32 $ 38,100
Florida 10,910 1.29 1.19 $ 15.83 $ 32,920
New York 9,170 1.05 0.97 $ 19.40 $ 40,340
New Jersey 7,570 2.00 1.84 $ 18.98 $ 39,490




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Data Entry Keyers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 3,120 2.10 1.92 $ 18.18 $ 37,810
New Jersey 7,570 2.00 1.84 $ 18.98 $ 39,490
North Dakota 710 1.77 1.62 $ 14.81 $ 30,800
Vermont 490 1.75 1.60 $ 16.34 $ 33,980
Texas 19,700 1.63 1.49 $ 15.99 $ 33,250




Top paying states for Data Entry Keyers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 350 0.51 0.47 $ 20.83 $ 43,320
Illinois 6,890 1.22 1.12 $ 20.55 $ 42,750
Massachusetts 2,530 0.75 0.69 $ 19.88 $ 41,350
Washington 2,240 0.70 0.64 $ 19.65 $ 40,860
Connecticut 1,160 0.75 0.69 $ 19.57 $ 40,720





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Data Entry Keyers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,180 1.38 1.27 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,160 1.23 1.13 $ 18.31 $ 38,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,560 1.83 1.68 $ 16.24 $ 33,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,840 1.34 1.23 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,660 1.57 1.44 $ 16.48 $ 34,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,700 1.75 1.61 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,680 1.36 1.25 $ 17.82 $ 37,060
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,510 1.40 1.28 $ 16.96 $ 35,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,850 1.08 0.99 $ 17.87 $ 37,160
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,350 2.23 2.05 $ 16.62 $ 34,560




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Data Entry Keyers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Laredo, TX 410 4.12 3.78 $ 11.51 $ 23,940
Springfield, IL 310 3.10 2.85 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Lincoln, NE 520 2.97 2.73 $ 15.09 $ 31,380
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 280 2.96 2.72 $ 14.70 $ 30,570
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 340 2.95 2.71 $ 16.49 $ 34,290
Salt Lake City, UT 2,080 2.87 2.63 $ 19.50 $ 40,560
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 560 2.85 2.62 $ 14.85 $ 30,890
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 690 2.65 2.43 $ 15.96 $ 33,200
Manchester, NH 290 2.62 2.41 $ 16.44 $ 34,190
Portsmouth, NH-ME 230 2.52 2.32 $ 17.28 $ 35,950