Data entry keyers

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Total Workforce

326k

Average Age

41.7

Estimated Job Growth

-21.2%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$30,372

Average Male Salary

$32,423

Average Female Salary

$29,714

About

Data entry keyers are most often employed by the Insurance carriers & related activities industry. The average yearly wage for Data entry keyers was $30,372 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Data entry keyers by wage are Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, and Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.

Data entry keyers are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Data entry keyers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Insurance carriers & related activities 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 National security & international affairs. Data entry keyers are paid most in Hagerstown City PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in El Paso City (Southeast) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$30,372

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,108

In 2017, Data entry keyers earned an average of $30,372, $21,693 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers make somewhat more than Data entry keyers while Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood 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

0.337

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Data entry keyers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.337, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Data entry keyers, by number of employees, are Insurance carriers & related activities, Hospitals, and Data processing, hosting & related services.

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Industries by Share

326k

2017 Workforce

± 13,994

-2.52%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.2%

The number of people employed as Data entry keyers has been declining at a rate of -2.52%, from 334,049 people in 2016 to 325,615 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Data entry keyers employed by various industries. Insurance carriers & related activities employs the largest share of Data entry keyers at  7.2%, followed by Hospitals with 4.83% and Data processing, hosting & related services 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 36.5 and of female Data entry keyers is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Data entry keyers is White.

Gender Composition

79k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,899

247k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,182

75.7% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

74% of Data entry keyers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.5% of Data entry keyers, Black 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

36.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.29

43.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.722

The median age of Data entry keyers is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 6.77 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 Legal.

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 Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Data entry keyers need more than the average amount of Programming, Reading Comprehension, and Writing.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Data entry keyers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Data entry keyers are expected to see a growth of -21.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-21.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Data entry keyers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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