Data entry keyers

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2019 Workforce
296k
Average Age
40.7
Estimated Job Growth
−24.6%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$29,030
Average Male Salary
$29,358
Average Female Salary
$28,928

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 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers. Data entry keyers are paid most in Hagerstown City PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Glades & Western Communities PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$29,030
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,045

In 2019, Data entry keyers earned an average of $29,030, $26,494 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders make somewhat more than Data entry keyers while Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers 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

0.334
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Data entry keyers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.334, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Data entry keyers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Data entry keyers

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

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Industries by Share

296k
2019 Workforce
± 13,355
−3.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.54%

The number of people employed as Data entry keyers has been declining at a rate of −3.5%, from 307,232 people in 2018 to 296,487 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Data entry keyers employed by various industries. Insurance carriers employs the largest share of Data entry keyers at  4.85%, followed by Data processing, hosting & related services with 4.02% and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services with 3.96%.

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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 34.5 and of female Data entry keyers is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Data entry keyers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

70.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,535
226k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 11,652

76.1% of Data entry keyers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

58% of Data entry keyers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.5% 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 Gender

34.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.28
42.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.809

The median age of Data entry keyers is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 8.14 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 Math & Statistics.

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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