Salary for Data Entry Keyers

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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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 will usually earn a compensation of around $24,490 and $50,440 based on experience. will most likely earn wages of thirty-five thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars on an annual basis.

are compensated the highest in District of Columbia, where they can get average wages of approximately $43,320. This group of people are compensated most highly in Utilities, which has normal pay levels of $43,350.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.41 percent nationwide in that time.


Data Entry Keyers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Public Administration
Finance and Insurance
Transportation and Warehousing
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)