Salary for Data Entry Keyers

Also known as:  Customs Entry Clerk, Data Entry Clerk, Data Input Clerk, Data Keyer, Data Processing Clerk, Data Typist, Key Punch Operator, Keypunch Operator, Keypuncher

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Data Entry Keyers input information into a computer. This information is stored and used for research purposed. Information used to key is often obtained from checks, licenses and other documentations. Accuracy is important in the job. It is also essential that a keyer be able to input the information as quickly as possible. Along with using a computer and a keying machine it may be necessary for data entry keyers to use other equipment, such as a printer. A high school diploma is required and additional training is provided at the place of employment.

A Data Entry Keyer usually receives salaries of around 16000 and 24000 based on experience and education levels. Data Entry Keyers will most likely earn average salaries of Twenty Eight Thousand dollars annually.

Data Entry Keyers can expect the most salary in the District of Columbia, where they earn average job salaries of close to $38410. People in this career group obtain the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can earn normal pay levels of $35290.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.64 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Data Entry Keyers tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $35,290
Public Administration $32,640
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $31,390
Transportation and Warehousing $29,920
Educational Services $29,580
Manufacturing $29,380
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $26,060
Accommodation and Food Services $26,480
Retail Trade $26,590
Information $26,860
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $26,900
Wholesale Trade $27,710
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