Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
313,590 1.2 % $11.72 $24,380 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.92 $9.44 $11.18 $13.53 $16.54
Annual Wage (2) $16,480 $19,630 $23,250 $28,150 $34,410

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 services 50,390 $10.82 $22,500
Data processing and related services 18,360 $10.54 $21,920
Insurance carriers 12,140 $11.91 $24,760
Accounting and bookkeeping services 11,440 $11.40 $23,710
Depository credit intermediation 10,250 $10.92 $22,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Natural gas distribution 100 $20.75 $43,150
Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores 280 $17.99 $37,410
Wired telecommunications carriers 1,290 $17.12 $35,610
Power generation and supply 210 $16.13 $33,540
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 980 $15.74 $32,730

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
North Dakota 1,340 $10.76 $22,380 0.421%
Kansas 4,390 $10.96 $22,800 0.338%
Missouri 7,840 $10.93 $22,730 0.298%
New Jersey 11,320 $13.47 $28,030 0.292%
Florida 21,320 $11.02 $22,930 0.291%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 340 $14.23 $29,610 0.116%
District of Columbia 1,530 $13.94 $28,990 0.254%
New Jersey 11,320 $13.47 $28,030 0.292%
Connecticut 3,700 $13.46 $28,000 0.227%
Massachusetts 8,010 $12.97 $26,980 0.256%

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
Bismarck, ND MSA 420 $11.00 $22,890 0.801%
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA 1,190 $12.88 $26,800 0.778%
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI MSA 730 $12.17 $25,310 0.660%
Abilene, TX MSA 350 $10.07 $20,940 0.622%
Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA 1,350 $11.64 $24,220 0.605%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Danbury, CT PMSA 350 $15.20 $31,610 0.383%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 390 $15.11 $31,430 0.207%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 470 $15.04 $31,290 0.235%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,460 $14.62 $30,400 0.258%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 1,140 $14.57 $30,290 0.522%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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