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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
174,930 1.4 % $16.22 $33,740 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.80 $12.90 $15.47 $18.71 $23.08
Annual Wage (2) $22,460 $26,830 $32,170 $38,910 $48,010


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 22,640 0.62 $15.45 $32,140
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 9,920 3.11 $14.97 $31,130
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,550 0.79 $16.05 $33,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,200 0.13 $19.22 $39,970
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6,330 0.07 $15.75 $32,760

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 9,920 3.11 $14.97 $31,130
Other Support Activities for Transportation 360 1.15 $15.19 $31,600
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 2,160 0.79 $16.58 $34,490
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,550 0.79 $16.05 $33,390
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 2,950 0.79 $16.79 $34,920

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 230 0.05 $23.72 $49,330
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $22.88 $47,580
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $20.66 $42,980
Postal Service (federal government) 1,110 0.18 $20.31 $42,240
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 780 0.51 $19.93 $41,450


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 21,040 1.24 1.02 $16.97 $35,300
Texas 20,970 1.73 1.43 $14.97 $31,130
Florida 12,890 1.50 1.24 $15.06 $31,310
New York 12,490 1.33 1.10 $17.90 $37,230
New Jersey 8,360 2.07 1.71 $19.12 $39,760




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 3,580 2.46 2.03 $16.14 $33,560
New Jersey 8,360 2.07 1.71 $19.12 $39,760
New Hampshire 1,240 1.90 1.57 $16.00 $33,290
Texas 20,970 1.73 1.43 $14.97 $31,130
Missouri 4,710 1.68 1.39 $15.70 $32,650




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 370 0.52 0.43 $20.81 $43,290
Connecticut 1,370 0.83 0.68 $19.70 $40,980
New Jersey 8,360 2.07 1.71 $19.12 $39,760
Washington 2,360 0.72 0.60 $18.87 $39,240
Alaska 190 0.61 0.50 $18.85 $39,220





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 15,290 1.61 1.33 $18.92 $39,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,350 1.37 1.13 $17.26 $35,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,950 1.95 1.61 $15.09 $31,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,640 1.43 1.18 $17.76 $36,940
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,740 1.66 1.38 $16.73 $34,800
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,390 1.70 1.40 $15.06 $31,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,120 1.38 1.14 $15.49 $32,220
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,430 1.74 1.44 $16.48 $34,280
Austin-Round Rock, TX 3,150 3.07 2.54 $15.41 $32,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,000 1.12 0.93 $16.18 $33,640