Data entry keyers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
310k
Average Age
41.4
Estimated Job Growth
−24.6%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$31,596
Average Male Salary
$33,865
Average Female Salary
$30,876

About

Data entry keyers are most often employed by the Insurance carriers industry. The average yearly wage for Data entry keyers was $31,596 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Data entry keyers by wage are Veterinary technologists and technicians, File clerks, and Telephone operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Data entry keyers are Milwaukee City (North) PUMA, WI, Kansas City (South) PUMA, MO, and Cumberland County (East) PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Data entry keyers are Milwaukee City (North) PUMA, WI, Cumberland Valley Area Development District (North) PUMA, KY, and Salt Lake City (West), West Valley City (West) & Magna PUMA, UT.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Data entry keyers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Insurance carriers is the industry that employs the most Data entry keyers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Data entry keyers, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Data entry keyers are paid most in Wind River Reservation PUMA, WY but are relatively concentrated in Milwaukee City (North) PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,596
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,179

In 2020, Data entry keyers earned an average of $31,596, $24,357 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Veterinary technologists and technicians make somewhat more than Data entry keyers while Telephone operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Data entry keyers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.356
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Data entry keyers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.356, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Data entry keyers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Data entry keyers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Data entry keyers, by average wage, are Oil & gas extraction, Pipeline transportation, and Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

310k
2020 Workforce
± 13,656
−3.44%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.4%

The number of people employed as Data entry keyers has been declining at a rate of −3.44%, from 321,083 people in 2019 to 310,027 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Data entry keyers employed by various industries. Insurance carriers employs the largest share of Data entry keyers at  6.03%, followed by Data processing, hosting & related services with 4.06% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 3.94%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Data entry keyers in the US. The average age of male Data entry keyers in the workforce is 36 and of female Data entry keyers is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Data entry keyers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

74.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,709
235k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 11,900

75.9% of Data entry keyers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Data entry keyers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Data entry keyers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

60.9% of Data entry keyers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.9% of Data entry keyers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Data entry keyers.

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Age by Sex

36
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.29
43.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.748

The median age of Data entry keyers is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 7.12 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Data entry keyers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Data entry keyers is Business but a relatively high number of Data entry keyers hold a major in Library Science.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Data entry keyers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data entry keyers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Data entry keyers need more than the average amount of Programming, Reading Comprehension, and Time Management.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Data Entry Keyers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Data Entry Keyers are expected to see a growth of −24.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−24.6%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Data Entry Keyers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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