Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
180,100 1.3 % $15.64 $32,530 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.37 $12.44 $14.87 $18.19 $22.24
Annual Wage (2) $21,570 $25,870 $30,930 $37,840 $46,260


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 24,000 0.67 $14.87 $30,940
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 9,960 3.24 $14.49 $30,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,560 0.14 $18.57 $38,630
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,420 0.79 $15.27 $31,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,230 0.09 $15.24 $31,700

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 9,960 3.24 $14.49 $30,150
Other Support Activities for Transportation 510 1.61 $14.47 $30,090
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 2,260 0.85 $16.49 $34,290
Office Administrative Services 4,140 0.84 $15.32 $31,860
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,420 0.79 $15.27 $31,770

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 0.17 $31.41 $65,340
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 210 0.04 $23.37 $48,620
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $20.75 $43,170
Offices of Dentists 100 0.01 $20.62 $42,900
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,270 0.14 $19.83 $41,250


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 22,180 1.33 1.05 $16.23 $33,750
Texas 20,230 1.70 1.35 $14.60 $30,380
Florida 14,040 1.67 1.32 $14.80 $30,780
New York 12,180 1.32 1.05 $17.12 $35,600
Illinois 8,760 1.48 1.17 $16.32 $33,950




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 3,640 2.58 2.04 $15.68 $32,620
New Hampshire 1,660 2.55 2.02 $15.57 $32,390
New Jersey 8,690 2.17 1.72 $18.56 $38,610
Texas 20,230 1.70 1.35 $14.60 $30,380
Florida 14,040 1.67 1.32 $14.80 $30,780




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 0.41 $20.45 $42,530
Connecticut 1,470 0.89 0.70 $19.07 $39,650
New Jersey 8,690 2.17 1.72 $18.56 $38,610
Alaska 250 0.78 0.62 $18.52 $38,510
Massachusetts 2,620 0.74 0.59 $18.12 $37,690



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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 9,860 1.47 1.17 $18.46 $38,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,530 1.47 1.17 $16.13 $33,560
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,290 1.72 1.36 $16.87 $35,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,370 2.16 1.71 $15.04 $31,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,070 1.39 1.10 $15.30 $31,810
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,100 2.42 1.92 $15.11 $31,430
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,830 2.42 1.92 $18.75 $38,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,750 1.39 1.10 $15.07 $31,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,660 1.02 0.80 $15.16 $31,540
Salt Lake City, UT 2,650 3.82 3.02 $16.42 $34,150


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 590 6.35 5.02 $14.05 $29,230
Salt Lake City, UT 2,650 3.82 3.02 $16.42 $34,150
Ocean City, NJ 140 3.70 2.93 $18.26 $37,990
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 680 3.16 2.50 $14.49 $30,140
Kingston, NY 190 3.13 2.47 (8) (8)
El Paso, TX 910 3.00 2.38 $10.93 $22,740
Fresno, CA 1,060 2.84 2.25 $15.27 $31,750
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 570 2.65 2.10 $11.37 $23,650
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,610 2.62 2.08 $14.78 $30,740
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 2,550 2.46 1.95 $15.00 $31,190