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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
159,930 1.8 % $16.74 $34,820 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.24 $13.32 $16.10 $19.16 $23.65
Annual Wage (2) $23,380 $27,700 $33,490 $39,850 $49,190


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 20,530 0.56 $15.89 $33,050
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 9,160 2.72 $15.59 $32,420
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,150 0.73 $15.91 $33,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,080 0.13 $19.63 $40,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6,380 0.07 $16.26 $33,810

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 9,160 2.72 $15.59 $32,420
Other Support Activities for Transportation 310 0.94 $16.32 $33,950
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 2,040 0.74 $16.44 $34,200
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,150 0.73 $15.91 $33,100
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1,730 0.73 $17.67 $36,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $22.45 $46,690
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 240 0.05 $22.24 $46,270
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 500 0.33 $21.17 $44,040
Postal Service (federal government) 1,090 0.17 $20.88 $43,430
Oil and Gas Extraction 110 0.08 $20.84 $43,340


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)
Texas 19,300 1.55 1.43 $15.41 $32,040
California 18,290 1.05 0.97 $17.65 $36,710
New York 11,190 1.18 1.08 $18.95 $39,410
Florida 10,980 1.25 1.15 $15.49 $32,220
New Jersey 8,120 1.99 1.82 $19.11 $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 3,270 2.17 2.00 $16.85 $35,050
New Jersey 8,120 1.99 1.82 $19.11 $39,760
Texas 19,300 1.55 1.43 $15.41 $32,040
New Hampshire 1,020 1.55 1.42 $16.39 $34,090
Vermont 470 1.53 1.40 $16.70 $34,740




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 450 0.62 0.57 $21.78 $45,310
Connecticut 1,420 0.86 0.79 $19.72 $41,020
Washington 2,080 0.63 0.58 $19.52 $40,600
Massachusetts 2,900 0.80 0.74 $19.50 $40,560
New Jersey 8,120 1.99 1.82 $19.11 $39,760





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 13,870 1.44 1.32 $19.56 $40,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,830 1.25 1.15 $17.73 $36,880
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,860 1.88 1.72 $15.58 $32,410
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,930 1.27 1.16 $19.15 $39,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,070 1.33 1.23 $15.75 $32,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,780 1.31 1.21 $17.16 $35,700
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,370 1.28 1.17 $15.77 $32,800
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,110 1.57 1.44 $17.19 $35,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,030 1.10 1.01 $16.73 $34,800
Salt Lake City, UT 2,420 3.29 3.02 $17.50 $36,410