Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
219,530 1.1 % $13.65 $28,400 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.13 $10.78 $13.20 $15.86 $19.13
Annual Wage (2) $18,990 $22,430 $27,450 $33,000 $39,800


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 31,840 1.19 $12.98 $27,000
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 14,090 5.88 $12.49 $25,970
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 11,170 1.33 $13.56 $28,200
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,640 0.09 $14.11 $29,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,150 0.38 $14.08 $29,300

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 14,090 5.88 $12.49 $25,970
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 960 2.19 $14.85 $30,890
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 3,790 1.55 $12.92 $26,860
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,210 1.41 $13.80 $28,710
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 11,170 1.33 $13.56 $28,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.08 $19.53 $40,620
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 90 0.02 $18.08 $37,610
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $16.71 $34,760
Other Telecommunications 140 0.12 $16.52 $34,350
Specialty Food Stores 50 0.02 $16.02 $33,320


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 22,760 1.63 0.94 $15.01 $31,220
Florida 18,710 2.63 1.53 $12.84 $26,710
Texas 18,310 1.82 1.05 $12.75 $26,520
New York 15,390 1.84 1.07 $14.40 $29,950
Pennsylvania 10,750 1.96 1.14 $13.49 $28,060




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 4,650 4.05 2.34 $13.34 $27,740
Kansas 3,920 3.01 1.74 $13.78 $28,660
North Dakota 950 2.66 1.54 $11.86 $24,660
Florida 18,710 2.63 1.53 $12.84 $26,710
Delaware 1,000 2.52 1.46 $13.01 $27,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 920 1.44 0.83 $18.75 $39,000
Connecticut 2,750 1.72 1.00 $16.17 $33,640
Alaska 330 1.08 0.62 $15.97 $33,220
Massachusetts 3,870 1.24 0.72 $15.60 $32,450
California 22,760 1.63 0.94 $15.01 $31,220

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,170 1.84 1.07 $14.50 $30,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,040 1.85 1.07 $14.35 $29,850
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 6,490 1.83 1.06 $14.37 $29,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,710 1.89 1.09 $13.38 $27,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,960 1.98 1.14 $13.31 $27,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,950 2.34 1.36 $13.91 $28,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,890 1.77 1.02 $13.81 $28,720
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,760 2.08 1.21 $15.03 $31,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,280 1.43 0.83 $15.52 $32,290
Salt Lake City, UT 3,210 5.42 3.14 $13.70 $28,500




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Palm Coast, FL 230 13.75 7.96 $8.76 $18,230
Bismarck, ND 510 8.15 4.72 $11.35 $23,600
Wichita, KS 1,940 6.96 4.03 $14.64 $30,450
Cumberland, MD-WV 230 6.10 3.53 $9.23 $19,200
Salt Lake City, UT 3,210 5.42 3.14 $13.70 $28,500
Wheeling, WV-OH 290 4.58 2.65 $10.55 $21,940
Springfield, IL 450 4.23 2.45 $16.37 $34,050
Missoula, MT 210 3.91 2.26 $12.47 $25,940
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 730 3.84 2.22 $13.61 $28,320
Logan, UT-ID 170 3.60 2.08 $11.87 $24,680




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $19.56 $40,680
Fairbanks, AK 70 1.94 1.13 $17.10 $35,560
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,210 2.70 1.56 $17.05 $35,470
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 660 1.64 0.95 $16.77 $34,890
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 60 1.02 0.59 $16.69 $34,710
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 180 1.07 0.62 $16.62 $34,570
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,260 1.33 0.77 $16.50 $34,310
Rochester, MN 270 2.76 1.60 $16.50 $34,310
Springfield, IL 450 4.23 2.45 $16.37 $34,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,040 1.22 0.71 $16.37 $34,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 410 1.08 0.62 $11.05 $22,980
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 370 1.71 0.99 $11.58 $24,080
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 360 2.88 1.67 $13.21 $27,470
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 350 2.17 1.26 $11.36 $23,630
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 330 1.43 0.83 $13.03 $27,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 360 2.88 1.67 $13.21 $27,470
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 300 2.20 1.27 $12.58 $26,170
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 350 2.17 1.26 $11.36 $23,630
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 110 2.04 1.18 $11.95 $24,860
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.95 1.13 $13.42 $27,920

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 0.48 $16.39 $34,100
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.69 0.98 $16.30 $33,900
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 0.47 $15.90 $33,070
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 1.03 0.60 $15.85 $32,960
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.40 $32,040


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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