Data Entry Keyers
SOC: 43-9021.00

Description:

Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
216,800 employed

Projected (2024):
208,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adjusto-Writer Operator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Audograph Operator
  • Automatic Operator
  • Billing Clerk
  • Braille Operator
  • Braille Transcriber
  • Braille Typist
  • Card Puncher
  • Card Punching Machine Operator
  • Check Processor
  • Claims Support Specialist
  • Cold Type Composing Machine Operator
  • Commission Specialist
  • Compugraph Operator
  • Computer Aide
  • Computer Clerk
  • Computer Terminal Operator
  • Computer Typesetter
  • Cryptographic Clerk
  • Cryptographic Machine Operator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customs Entry Clerk
  • Data Capture Clerk
  • Data Capture Specialist
  • Data Coder Operator
  • Data Entry Associate
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Data Entry Machine Operator
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Data Entry Representative
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Data Entry Technician
  • Data Input Clerk
  • Data Keyer
  • Data Processing Clerk
  • Data Processor
  • Data Typist
  • Electronic Typesetting Machine Operator
  • Encoder
  • Encoding Clerk
  • Factory Machine Computer Operator
  • Fiscal Assistant
  • Flex O Writer Operator
  • Key Punch Operator
  • Keying Machine Operator
  • Keypunch Operator
  • Keypuncher
  • KST Operator (Key Station Terminal Operator)
  • Linecasting Machine Keyboard Operator
  • Machine Clerical Verifier
  • Magnetic Tape Composer Operator
  • Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter Operator (MTST Operator)
  • Magnetic Tape Typewriter Operator
  • Mail List Processor
  • Micro Computer Data Processor
  • Multiplex Operator
  • Office Machine Punch Operator
  • Perforator Typist
  • Personal Computer Specialist (PC Specialist)
  • Photocomposing Keyboard Operator
  • Photocomposing Perforator Machine Operator
  • Photocomposition Keyboard Operator
  • Planograph Operator
  • Production Machine Computer Operator
  • Punch Card Operator
  • Records Clerk
  • Remote Computer Terminal Operator
  • Robotype Operator
  • Simplex Operator
  • Strike On Machine Operator
  • Teleprinter
  • Teletype Clerk
  • Teletype Operator
  • Teletype or Varitype Keyboard Operator
  • Teletypewriter Operator
  • Teletypist
  • Terminal Computer Operator
  • Terminal Make Up Operator
  • Terminal Operator
  • Terminal System Operator
  • Traffic Assistant
  • TWX Operator (Teletype Writer Exchange Operator)
  • Typesetter-Perforator Operator
  • Typist
  • Underwriting Support Specialist
  • Varitype Operator
  • Varitypist
  • Verifier Operator
  • Verifying Machine Operator


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Read source documents such as canceled checks, sales reports, or bills, and enter data in specific data fields or onto tapes or disks for subsequent entry, using keyboards or scanners.
  • Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
  • Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.
  • Store completed documents in appropriate locations.
  • Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
  • Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
  • Select materials needed to complete work assignments.
  • Load machines with required input or output media such as paper, cards, disks, tape or Braille media.
  • Resolve garbled or indecipherable messages, using cryptographic procedures and equipment.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer inkjet printers
  • Computer keyboards
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Multiline telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Photo composing perforators
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Electronic medical record ERM software
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS software
  • IBM Informix
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Jenzabar software
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Great Plains software
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle software
  • Perceptive Software Intelligent Capture
  • Salesforce.com Salesforce CRM
  • SAP software


  • office and administrative support


    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330