Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
243,550 1.1 % $13.46 $28,000 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.99 $10.71 $13.05 $15.56 $18.89
Annual Wage (2) $18,690 $22,270 $27,150 $32,370 $39,290


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Employment Services 36,340 $12.76 $26,540
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 15,900 $12.49 $25,980
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 12,030 $13.17 $27,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,430 $14.10 $29,330
Depository Credit Intermediation 8,240 $13.06 $27,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Natural Gas Distribution 250 $21.11 $43,910
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 200 $17.16 $35,690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 180 $16.98 $35,320
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 40 $16.28 $33,860
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,430 $15.77 $32,800


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Utah 4,950 $12.83 $26,690 4.175
Kansas 4,140 $13.57 $28,230 3.069
Arizona 7,120 $14.02 $29,160 2.873
North Dakota 980 $11.55 $24,020 2.772
Delaware 1,100 $12.80 $26,630 2.675

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 1,180 $18.47 $38,410 1.852
Alaska 360 $17.77 $36,960 1.182
Connecticut 3,050 $15.57 $32,390 1.847
Massachusetts 5,060 $14.91 $31,020 1.597
New Jersey 8,310 $14.72 $30,620 2.158


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Bismarck, ND 520 $11.29 $23,480 8.574
Wichita, KS 1,910 $14.68 $30,530 6.454
Janesville, WI 370 $12.47 $25,950 5.881
Salt Lake City, UT 3,310 $13.12 $27,280 5.435
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 500 $10.27 $21,350 5.208

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Fairbanks, AK 80 $18.88 $39,280 2.222
Anchorage, AK 230 $17.95 $37,330 1.404
Barnstable Town, MA 40 $17.94 $37,320 0.394
Salinas, CA 190 $17.79 $37,000 1.234
Danbury, CT 150 $17.69 $36,790 2.157


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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