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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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:

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)
154,230 2.4 % $ 19.29 $ 40,130 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Data Entry Keyers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.58 $ 15.70 $ 18.17 $ 22.13 $ 26.60
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,250 $ 32,660 $ 37,790 $ 46,020 $ 55,330


Industry profile for Data Entry Keyers:

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 18,240 0.49 $ 18.37 $ 38,220
Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services 8,170 1.69 $ 17.64 $ 36,680
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,790 0.71 $ 18.64 $ 38,760
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,900 0.37 $ 17.80 $ 37,030
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6,460 0.08 $ 18.76 $ 39,010

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)
Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services 8,170 1.69 $ 17.64 $ 36,680
Other Support Activities for Transportation 330 0.90 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,790 0.71 $ 18.64 $ 38,760
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,980 0.62 $ 19.15 $ 39,820
Business Support Services 4,560 0.61 $ 16.76 $ 34,870

Top paying industries for Data Entry Keyers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (Federal Government) 790 0.12 $ 28.25 $ 58,760
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $ 27.82 $ 57,860
State Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) (8) (8) $ 25.70 $ 53,460
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 90 0.15 $ 25.69 $ 53,430
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.03 $ 25.30 $ 52,630


Geographic profile for Data Entry Keyers:

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.



Map of employment of data entry keyers by state, May 2023


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 23,780 1.75 1.73 $ 17.36 $ 36,100
California 16,520 0.92 0.91 $ 23.19 $ 48,240
Florida 12,950 1.35 1.33 $ 18.13 $ 37,700
New York 8,970 0.95 0.94 $ 22.66 $ 47,130
Illinois 7,780 1.29 1.27 $ 19.31 $ 40,170


Map of location quotient of data entry keyers by state, May 2023


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)
Texas 23,780 1.75 1.73 $ 17.36 $ 36,100
New Hampshire 1,070 1.58 1.56 $ 18.83 $ 39,170
Florida 12,950 1.35 1.33 $ 18.13 $ 37,700
Utah 2,180 1.30 1.28 $ 21.33 $ 44,370
Illinois 7,780 1.29 1.27 $ 19.31 $ 40,170


Map of annual mean wages of data entry keyers by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Data Entry Keyers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.53 0.52 $ 24.50 $ 50,960
District of Columbia 860 1.23 1.21 $ 24.37 $ 50,700
Massachusetts 2,190 0.60 0.59 $ 23.25 $ 48,350
California 16,520 0.92 0.91 $ 23.19 $ 48,240
New York 8,970 0.95 0.94 $ 22.66 $ 47,130



Map of employment of data entry keyers by area, May 2023


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 9,560 1.01 0.99 $ 23.07 $ 47,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,180 1.81 1.78 $ 18.22 $ 37,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,510 2.05 2.02 $ 17.67 $ 36,760
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,050 1.34 1.32 $ 19.40 $ 40,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,360 0.87 0.85 $ 21.69 $ 45,110
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 4,450 4.24 4.18 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,380 1.61 1.59 $ 18.89 $ 39,300
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,050 1.08 1.06 $ 19.65 $ 40,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,730 0.88 0.87 $ 21.11 $ 43,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,540 0.90 0.89 $ 18.61 $ 38,720


Map of location quotient of data entry keyers by area, May 2023


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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 4,450 4.24 4.18 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Bloomington, IN 250 3.42 3.37 $ 20.78 $ 43,220
Laredo, TX 360 3.42 3.37 $ 15.22 $ 31,650
Portsmouth, NH-ME 220 2.40 2.36 $ 19.35 $ 40,250
Topeka, KS 260 2.32 2.29 $ 15.74 $ 32,730
Corpus Christi, TX 400 2.15 2.12 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Charleston, WV 220 2.13 2.10 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Springfield, IL 220 2.09 2.06 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,510 2.05 2.02 $ 17.67 $ 36,760
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 310 1.99 1.96 $ 14.28 $ 29,700


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