Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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. Exclude "Word Processors and Typists" (43-9022).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
339,010 1.2 % $11.34 $23,590 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.69 $9.17 $10.86 $13.15 $15.98
Annual Wage (2) $16,000 $19,070 $22,600 $27,350 $33,240

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Employment services 56,220 $10.56 $21,960 1 199
Data processing and related services 21,100 $9.92 $20,630 2 230
Federal government (OES designation) 12,960 $13.36 $27,780 3 21
Accounting and bookkeeping services 12,710 $10.00 $20,800 4 226
Insurance carriers 12,260 $11.47 $23,850 5 114

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Wired telecommunications carriers 1,510 $17.84 $37,110 41 1
Natural gas distribution (6) $17.67 $36,750 (6) 2
Power generation and supply 220 $16.14 $33,570 123 3
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 500 $16.13 $33,560 84 4
Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores 300 $15.86 $32,990 110 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Utah 5,080 $10.63 $22,120 0.487% 537
North Dakota 1,400 $10.16 $21,140 0.446% 429
Arizona 8,480 $10.96 $22,800 0.375% 532
Kansas 4,700 $11.01 $22,890 0.362% 527
Illinois 19,100 $11.49 $23,900 0.331% 621

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 1,660 $14.33 $29,800 0.279% 343
Connecticut 3,810 $13.28 $27,630 0.232% 504
Alaska 310 $13.16 $27,360 0.106% 410
Massachusetts 8,300 $12.61 $26,220 0.262% 580
New Jersey 12,570 $12.56 $26,110 0.325% 576

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA 1,270 $12.50 $26,010 0.830%
Tallahassee, FL MSA 1,190 $10.06 $20,920 0.758%
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI MSA 810 $11.98 $24,920 0.738%
Charleston, WV MSA 820 $11.64 $24,200 0.649%
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 280 $8.87 $18,460 0.581%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Danbury, CT PMSA 380 $15.37 $31,970 0.427%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 550 $14.35 $29,840 0.275%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 410 $14.01 $29,150 0.215%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,660 $14.01 $29,140 0.273%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 1,190 $13.96 $29,030 0.570%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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