Data Entry Keyers Salary 2018: How Much Money Do They Make

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How Much Do Data Entry Keyers Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Data Entry Keyers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Data Entry Keyer will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$31640 per year

Hourly wage
$15.210 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Data Entry Keyers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Data Entry Keyers is $31640. Their salary can also be as low as $20810 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $45360 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $15.210 and can range from $10.010 to $21.810 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Data Entry Keyer will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Data Entry Keyers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of D.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$21.810$45360
Senior (Top 25%)$17.860$37150
Middle (Mid 50%)$14.470$30100
Junior (Bottom 25%)$11.940$24840
No experience (Bottom 10%)$10.010$20810

Entry-level Data Entry Keyers who starts out at $24840 can expect to make $30100 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $10.010 per hour while the top 10% makes over $21.810 per hour.

While the median wage is $30100 per annum or $14.470 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing22.4646720
Exterminating and Pest Control Services21.1744040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution19.2840100
Postal Service (federal government)18.738900
Engineering Services18.538480
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.3938250
Wired Telecommunications Carriers17.8937210
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)17.8137040
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers17.5336450
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing17.4836350
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly17.3236030
Natural Gas Distribution17.2635890
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing17.235770
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned17.1835730
Cable and Other Subscription Programming17.1735710
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance17.1535670
Support Activities for Water Transportation17.0635480
Federal government, including the US Postal Service16.9635270
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals16.9235190
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing16.935140
Machine Shops16.8435030
Support Activities for Mining16.8435020
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles16.7134760
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds16.734730
Facilities Support Services16.6934720
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned16.6634660
Oil and Gas Extraction16.5934510
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing16.5734470
Federal, State, and Local Government16.5734460
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service16.5734460
Motion Picture and Video Industries16.5534420
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing16.5434410
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations16.3434000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals16.3333970
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations16.2833870
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services16.2833860
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers16.2533810
Nonresidential Building Construction16.2133720
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries16.2133710
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage16.1933680
Software Publishers16.1433570
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)16.1333560
Automotive Repair and Maintenance16.1333560
State government, including schools and hospitals16.1233530
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)16.0933460
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation16.0733430
Wood Product Manufacturing16.0733420
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities16.0433360
Grantmaking and Giving Services16.0333350
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing15.9833250
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service15.9233110
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing15.8933060
Plastics Product Manufacturing15.8232910
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned15.832860
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations15.7932850
Religious Organizations15.7632790
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing15.7632770
Couriers and Express Delivery Services15.7632770
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned15.7532750
Other Wood Product Manufacturing15.7432740
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing15.7132680
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing15.6732590
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing15.6632570
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing15.6532560
Educational Services, State government owned15.6532550
Local government, including schools and hospitals15.6532550
Apparel Manufacturing15.6232500
Chemical Manufacturing15.6232480
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)15.6132480
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services15.632440
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)15.5932420
Educational Support Services, Privately owned15.5532350
Federal Executive Branch15.5532350
Couriers and Messengers15.5432320
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation15.5332300
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing15.5232280
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities15.5232280
Scientific Research and Development Services15.4932220
Nondepository Credit Intermediation15.4832200
Beverage Manufacturing15.4732180
Legal Services15.4732180
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing15.4532140
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences15.4132060
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers15.4132050
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.3832000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)15.3731970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned15.3731970
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities15.3731970
Dairy Product Manufacturing15.3731960
Educational Services, Privately owned15.3331880
Hospitals, Privately owned15.3131850
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing15.331830
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)15.2931810
Junior colleges, State government owned15.2831790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned15.2731760
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities15.2731760
Pharmacies and Drug Stores15.2631740
Transportation and Warehousing15.2431700
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)15.2431700
Waste Treatment and Disposal15.2331690
Activities Related to Real Estate15.2131640
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned15.231610
Management of Companies and Enterprises15.1931590
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.1831570
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.1731550
Machinery Manufacturing15.1531520
Other Financial Investment Activities15.1431500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.1431500
Insurance Carriers15.1231440
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners15.1131430
Investigation and Security Services15.0931390
Building Finishing Contractors15.0731350
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers15.0331270
Other Residential Care Facilities15.0331260
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing15.0131230
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned15.0131230
Civic and Social Organizations15.0231230
Other Personal Services15.0131220
Hospitals, State government owned14.9831160
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing14.9731150
Health and Personal Care Stores14.9831150
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.9631120
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers14.9531090
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned14.9431080
Used Merchandise Stores14.9331050
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing14.9231030
Clothing Stores14.9231030
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.9131000
General Freight Trucking14.8930980
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing14.930980
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.8930970
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods14.8730930
Television Broadcasting14.8630900
Freight Transportation Arrangement14.8430870
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers14.8430870
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)14.8330860
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories14.8430860
Specialty hospitals, State government owned14.8330850
Real Estate14.8130800
Office Administrative Services14.830780
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)14.7930750
Sound Recording Industries14.7430660
Sporting Goods Stores14.7330630
Broadcasting (except Internet)14.7130600
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.7130590
Truck Transportation14.6930560
Repair and Maintenance14.6930560
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists14.6830540
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers14.6830530
Wholesale Trade14.6630500
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned14.6430450
Hospitals, Local government owned14.6230400
Social Advocacy Organizations14.6130390
Support Activities for Transportation14.5930350
Testing Laboratories14.5930340
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers14.5730310
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation14.5730310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned14.5630290
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing14.5430250
Security Systems Services14.5430250
Primary Metal Manufacturing14.5330210
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned14.5130190
Other Support Services14.5130180
Educational Services, Local government owned14.5130180
Finance and Insurance14.5130170
Utility System Construction14.530160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services14.530150
All industries14.4830130
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods14.4730100
Services to Buildings and Dwellings14.4730100
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction14.4730090
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing14.4730090
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services14.4630080
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events14.4630080
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance14.4630080
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.4330010
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services14.4330010
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.4229990
Drycleaning and Laundry Services14.4229990
Radio and Television Broadcasting14.4129980
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities14.429960
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers14.429950
Other Telecommunications14.3929930
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries14.3829920
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.3829910
Personal and Laundry Services14.3529850
Printing and Related Support Activities14.3529840
Miscellaneous Manufacturing14.3329810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services14.3329810
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation14.3229780
Outpatient Care Centers14.3229780
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services14.3129760
Textile Product Mills14.329740
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities14.329740
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers14.2929730
All industries, private ownership only14.2829710
Specialized Freight Trucking14.2629670
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores14.2529640
Specialty Food Stores14.2429610
Ambulatory Health Care Services14.2229570
Other Information Services14.2129550
Other Insurance Related Activities14.2129550
Other Food Manufacturing14.1929500
Urban Transit Systems14.1429420
Offices of Physicians14.1129350
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing14.0929310
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities14.0829290
Rental and Leasing Services14.0729260
Direct Selling Establishments14.0629240
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing14.0429210
Publishing Industries (except Internet)14.0429210
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services14.0429210
Individual and Family Services14.0529210
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance14.0229170
Radio Broadcasting14.0129150
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses13.9829090
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing13.9829080
Nonstore Retailers13.9829070
Water Transportation13.9729060
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions13.9729060
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.9729050
Depository Credit Intermediation13.9529010
Gambling Industries13.9429000
Food Manufacturing13.9228960
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing13.9328960
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing13.9228960
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers13.9228950
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services13.9128940
Water, Sewage and Other Systems13.928920
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.928920
Waste Management and Remediation Services13.928920
Specialized Design Services13.928900
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers13.8728860
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities13.8628830
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services13.8528820
Home Health Care Services13.8428790
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers13.8328760
Social Assistance13.8128730
Support Activities for Air Transportation13.828710
Photographic Services13.7928690
Computer Systems Design and Related Services13.7728650
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers13.7728640
Retail Trade13.7428580
Other Textile Product Mills13.7328550
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing13.7128520
Food and Beverage Stores13.7128510
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores13.728500
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation13.6928470
Support Activities for Road Transportation13.6928470
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services13.6828460
Administrative and Support Services13.6828460
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services13.6828450
Grocery Stores13.6728440
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)13.6828440
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation13.6728440
Rubber Product Manufacturing13.6628410
Warehousing and Storage13.6528390
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)13.628290
Offices of Other Health Practitioners13.628280
Newspaper Publishers13.5828240
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned13.5728230
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers13.5528190
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned13.5528190
Employment Services13.5428170
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction13.5328150
Air Transportation13.5128110
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities13.5228110
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages13.5128090
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services13.4828040
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair13.4527980
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors13.4427950
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing13.4327940
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers13.4227910
Nonscheduled Air Transportation13.4227910
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)13.3527770
Construction of Buildings13.3427760
Landscaping Services13.3527760
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities13.3527760
Vocational Rehabilitation Services13.3427740
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers13.3227700
Junior colleges, Local government owned13.2527560
Furniture Stores13.2327510
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers13.227460
Building Material and Supplies Dealers13.1927450
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries13.1927430
Business Support Services13.1227300
Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.1127260
Traveler Accommodation13.0727180
Paper Manufacturing13.0527140
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing13.0527140
Accommodation and Food Services13.0527140
Automobile Dealers13.0427130
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores13.0227090
Lessors of Real Estate1327040
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers1327030
Consumer Goods Rental12.9927020
Home Furnishings Stores12.9326900
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing12.9226870
Waste Collection12.8326700
Animal Slaughtering and Processing12.8226670
Vending Machine Operators12.7626550
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores12.7126440
Telephone Call Centers12.6926390
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores12.6426290
Travel Agencies12.6326270
Ambulance Services12.6326270
Electronics and Appliance Stores12.5926180
Residential Building Construction12.5826170
Food Services and Drinking Places12.5826170
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries12.5826160
Casino Hotels12.5626120
Other Support Activities for Transportation12.5526110
Child Day Care Services12.4925980
Offices of Dentists12.3925770
Offices of Optometrists12.3625710
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores12.3425670
Book Stores and News Dealers12.2925560
Local Messengers and Local Delivery12.2625500
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting12.0725110
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry12.0725110
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.0625080
Restaurants and Other Eating Places11.8624670
Support Activities for Crop Production11.5223970
Offices of Chiropractors11.5223960
Taxi and Limousine Service11.4823870
Veterinary Services11.3223540
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors11.1723240
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance10.3321480
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers10.2421300
General Merchandise Stores10.1621140
Other General Merchandise Stores10.1621140
Shoe Stores10.0620930
Death Care Services9.5819930

Not all industries pay the same for Data Entry Keyers.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Data Entry Keyer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DC may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Data Entry Keyers are in the states of DC, NJ, HI, CT and MA. The average salary in DC is $40410.

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