Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
194,810 1.3 % $15.21 $31,640 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.01 $11.94 $14.47 $17.86 $21.81
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $24,840 $30,100 $37,150 $45,360


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 27,500 0.76 $14.44 $30,030
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 10,250 3.46 $14.06 $29,250
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,980 0.85 $15.23 $31,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,820 0.15 $18.13 $37,700
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 7,610 0.39 $15.16 $31,540

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 10,250 3.46 $14.06 $29,250
Other Support Activities for Transportation 420 1.34 $14.03 $29,180
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 2,500 0.95 $16.02 $33,330
Office Administrative Services 4,570 0.95 $15.01 $31,230
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 7,980 0.85 $15.23 $31,690

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 0.15 $24.96 $51,920
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $19.78 $41,140
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $19.74 $41,050
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 190 0.18 $18.70 $38,890
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 30 0.06 $18.68 $38,860


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 23,900 1.50 1.08 $15.77 $32,800
Texas 20,310 1.73 1.25 $14.18 $29,500
Florida 16,250 1.98 1.42 $14.11 $29,360
New York 12,760 1.40 1.01 $16.53 $34,380
New Jersey 9,340 2.36 1.70 $18.28 $38,020




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 3,890 2.83 2.04 $15.42 $32,080
New Jersey 9,340 2.36 1.70 $18.28 $38,020
New Hampshire 1,430 2.21 1.60 $15.37 $31,970
Florida 16,250 1.98 1.42 $14.11 $29,360
Texas 20,310 1.73 1.25 $14.18 $29,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,500 0.90 0.65 $18.53 $38,530
New Jersey 9,340 2.36 1.70 $18.28 $38,020
District of Columbia 420 0.60 0.43 $18.02 $37,490
Alaska 240 0.73 0.53 $17.92 $37,260
Washington 2,720 0.89 0.64 $17.88 $37,200





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 10,820 1.64 1.18 $17.72 $36,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,980 1.65 1.19 $15.16 $31,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,610 1.82 1.31 $16.13 $33,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,640 1.91 1.38 $14.98 $31,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,640 1.58 1.14 $14.92 $31,030
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,610 2.86 2.06 $14.09 $29,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,390 1.75 1.26 $14.73 $30,630
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,060 1.96 1.41 $16.66 $34,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,960 1.19 0.86 $16.78 $34,910
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 2,850 2.78 2.01 $14.89 $30,970