Data Entry Keyer Salary


How Much Does a Data Entry Keyer Make?

On average, a Data Entry Keyer make $34,820 a year. The lowest-paid 10 percent made $23,380, while the top-paid 10 percent made $49,190.

Annually National Average Salary: $34,820

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* Based on information from the May 2019 salary report from the BLS.




Salary by State

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  • Monthly
  • Hourly

Annual Salary by State

State10% Annual25% AnnualAvg. Annual75% Annual90% Annual
Alabama$22,360$26,640$31,420$36,390$40,080
Alaska$26,590$31,440$38,410$41,020$59,240
Arizona$24,320$26,670$33,760$38,980$48,420
Arkansas$21,260$24,930$30,530$35,860$40,790
California$26,650$30,220$36,710$40,890$49,820
Colorado$26,510$30,730$36,630$41,530$49,130
Connecticut$26,440$32,530$41,020$49,150$58,600
Delaware$21,840$25,710$33,000$39,050$47,420
District of Columbia$32,260$35,920$45,310$53,890$62,030
Florida$21,810$26,020$32,220$37,060$44,450
Georgia$23,030$27,430$33,860$39,590$47,520
Hawaii$24,880$28,580$34,420$38,790$45,380
Idaho$21,480$24,350$31,430$37,150$40,650
Illinois$23,790$28,900$38,890$45,460$58,630
Indiana$21,160$25,200$30,560$36,010$40,030
Iowa$21,050$24,990$31,750$37,310$44,150
Kansas$21,080$24,620$30,420$35,820$41,600
Kentucky$23,200$27,430$33,210$38,300$45,740
Louisiana$20,300$24,190$30,500$36,170$42,860
Maine$26,200$29,730$33,930$38,370$41,470
Maryland$22,520$25,650$34,700$40,810$50,350
Massachusetts$26,760$31,800$40,560$48,270$57,380
Michigan$25,120$29,170$34,780$38,970$47,200
Minnesota$24,830$28,900$35,430$41,060$48,700
Mississippi$20,970$23,920$31,480$37,310$46,960
Missouri$23,190$27,770$33,010$37,430$43,280
Montana$21,700$25,030$29,760$32,660$40,110
Nebraska$24,090$27,040$31,310$35,510$39,870
Nevada$21,770$25,570$31,780$37,470$44,200
New Hampshire$20,700$27,660$34,090$38,990$48,940
New Jersey$24,070$31,050$39,760$47,870$58,100
New Mexico$18,370$21,930$27,950$31,940$38,660
New York$26,100$30,260$39,410$46,660$56,380
North Carolina$22,500$26,970$32,710$37,710$44,760
North Dakota$21,520$24,200$31,880$37,540$46,900
Ohio$21,900$26,900$33,480$39,050$46,800
Oklahoma$21,920$25,720$32,030$37,320$44,760
Oregon$26,260$30,620$35,740$39,810$46,900
Pennsylvania$22,420$26,720$34,140$39,710$48,940
Rhode Island$26,590$32,480$38,490$44,400$53,340
South Carolina$20,650$24,590$30,840$36,070$43,470
Tennessee$22,510$26,450$32,740$37,610$44,030
Texas$20,760$26,470$32,040$37,390$43,590
Utah$23,110$27,680$35,050$41,190$49,670
Vermont$27,890$31,910$34,740$38,120$40,770
Virginia$22,750$28,400$34,930$40,310$48,280
Washington$28,990$33,380$40,600$46,490$56,190
West Virginia$20,750$24,070$28,680$32,220$37,880
Wisconsin$21,300$25,450$32,670$38,390$46,450
Wyoming$18,970$23,260$30,170$36,090$40,860
Guam$18,960$21,020$25,680$29,080$34,510
Puerto Rico$16,370$17,380$21,500$23,370$31,470
Virgin Islands$23,460$25,450$33,620$40,200$49,550

Annual Average Salary: Top 5 States

The top earning state in the field is District of Columbia, where the average salary is $45,310.

These are the top 5 earning states in the field:

District of Columbia - $45,310
Connecticut - $41,020
Washington - $40,600
Massachusetts - $40,560
New Jersey - $39,760

Data Entry Keyers: Salary Overview

Data entry keyers operate data entry devices, verify data, and prepare materials for printing.

Their job description typically includes compiling and sorting the data before entering it, comparing the data with source documents to make sure it is accurately entered, entering data using keyboards or scanners, storing the documents created and maintaining records of the completed work.

Data entry specialists may work in a variety of fields, from employment services to oil and gas extraction.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for data entry keyers was $33,490 as of May 2019.

This means that half the workers in this profession earned less than this and half earned more.

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Salaries in this field vary depending on a variety of factors such as the employee’s experience and education but also the industry and the region of employment.

The top 10 percent of data entry keyers earned more than $49,190 per year while the lowest 10 percent made less than $23,380.

Data Entry Keyer Salary by Industry

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, data entry keyers held approximately 160,000 jobs in the United States in May 2019, most of them being employed in the field of employment services.

The employment services industry provides human resources services to businesses; these services may include providing temporary workers, helping employers find employees that are fit for a specific job, and more.

Data entry keyers who worked in this field earned, on average, $33,050 per year.

Businesses that provide data processing, hosting, and related services paid data entry keyers, on average, with $32,420.

Data entry keyers who worked for companies that provide accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services reported an average annual wage of $33,100.

The average annual wage was $40,830 for data entry keyers who worked for local governments and $33,810 for those who worked for elementary and secondary schools.

The report published by BLS shows that the highest average wage was reported by data entry keyers who worked in the fields of natural gas distribution and aerospace products and parts manufacturing.

However, the highest paying fields hired only a few data entry keyers so we are safe to say that job openings in these industries don’t occur very often.

The natural gas distribution sector paid data entry keyers, on average, with $46,690 per year.

Data entry keyers who worked for aerospace products and parts manufacturing earned, on average, $45,270.

The postal service field paid data entry keyers with $43,430 per year, on average.

Data entry keyers who worked in the field of apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesaler reported an average annual salary of $44,040.

The oil and gas extraction field paid data entry keyers, on average, with $43,340 per year.

Data Entry Keyer Salary by Level of Experience

Salaries for data entry keyers vary not only based upon the industry of employment but also based on their level of experience.

As an entry-level data entry keyer, you should expect to earn less than $23,380- which is the 10th percentile for this profession.

After gaining around 5 years of experience your wage may move closer to the 25th percentile, or $27,700.

Mid-level data entry keyers may earn a wage that is close to the median for this profession.

The most experienced 25 percent of data entry keyers reported an annual wage that is higher than $39,850 and only the most experienced 10 percent made more than $49,190.

In conclusion, this profession doesn’t offer very high wages, especially for entry-level employees but if you want to earn a higher-than-average salary you should first earn a few years of experience and a degree or diploma in a related field.

* Based on information from the May 2019 salary report from the BLS. The figures represent accumulated data for all states of employment for Data Entry Keyers. BLS data represents averages and medians for workers at all levels of education and experience. This data doesn't represent starting salaries.

* Employment conditions in your area may vary.


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