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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
147,170 1.7 % $ 17.28 $ 35,940 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Data Entry Keyers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.79 $ 14.09 $ 17.13 $ 18.86 $ 22.94
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,510 $ 29,310 $ 35,630 $ 39,230 $ 47,700


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 20,170 0.58 $ 16.32 $ 33,950
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,580 2.27 $ 15.70 $ 32,660
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,110 0.71 $ 15.44 $ 32,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,560 0.12 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6,310 0.08 $ 16.92 $ 35,200

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 8,580 2.27 $ 15.70 $ 32,660
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,110 0.71 $ 15.44 $ 32,110
Other Investment Pools and Funds 80 0.66 $ 14.28 $ 29,700
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,850 0.63 $ 16.84 $ 35,020
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1,420 0.61 $ 17.26 $ 35,900

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) $ 23.91 $ 49,740
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 40 0.01 $ 23.53 $ 48,950
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.03 $ 23.40 $ 48,680
Postal Service (federal government) 940 0.15 $ 23.38 $ 48,620
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 780 0.08 $ 22.75 $ 47,310


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 2021


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 16,240 1.33 1.27 $ 16.24 $ 33,790
California 15,780 0.95 0.91 $ 19.18 $ 39,880
Florida 11,170 1.30 1.24 $ 15.94 $ 33,150
New York 8,980 1.04 0.99 $ 19.08 $ 39,680
Illinois 8,250 1.47 1.41 $ 18.20 $ 37,860


Map of location quotient of data entry keyers by state, May 2021


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 3,250 2.09 2.00 $ 17.76 $ 36,940
New Jersey 6,800 1.77 1.69 $ 19.23 $ 40,000
Illinois 8,250 1.47 1.41 $ 18.20 $ 37,860
New Hampshire 910 1.43 1.37 $ 17.70 $ 36,810
Arizona 3,970 1.38 1.32 $ 17.69 $ 36,790


Map of annual mean wages of data entry keyers by state, May 2021


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 110 0.36 0.34 $ 21.03 $ 43,750
Massachusetts 1,910 0.56 0.54 $ 20.01 $ 41,630
District of Columbia 410 0.62 0.59 $ 19.59 $ 40,750
Washington 1,780 0.56 0.53 $ 19.58 $ 40,720
Rhode Island 420 0.92 0.88 $ 19.52 $ 40,600



Map of employment of data entry keyers by area, May 2021


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 10,920 1.26 1.20 $ 19.55 $ 40,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,440 1.13 1.08 $ 18.94 $ 39,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,190 1.46 1.40 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,430 1.23 1.18 $ 17.09 $ 35,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,710 1.28 1.23 $ 16.37 $ 34,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,500 1.32 1.26 $ 18.70 $ 38,900
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,140 1.28 1.22 $ 15.96 $ 33,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,070 1.45 1.39 $ 17.86 $ 37,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,710 1.05 1.00 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,220 1.72 1.64 $ 15.42 $ 32,070


Map of location quotient of data entry keyers by area, May 2021


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)
Springfield, IL 350 3.60 3.45 $ 17.00 $ 35,370
Laredo, TX 320 3.29 3.15 $ 12.88 $ 26,800
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 300 3.10 2.97 $ 15.18 $ 31,570
Salt Lake City, UT 2,040 2.75 2.63 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Bismarck, ND 180 2.53 2.42 $ 16.69 $ 34,710
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 650 2.43 2.33 $ 15.59 $ 32,420
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 470 2.40 2.30 $ 16.01 $ 33,290
Lincoln, NE 370 2.20 2.11 $ 16.01 $ 33,300
Trenton, NJ 480 2.12 2.03 $ 19.47 $ 40,500
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,500 1.91 1.83 $ 14.38 $ 29,900