The salary statistics of data entry and information processing workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of data entry and information processing workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of data entry and information processing workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The data entry and information processing workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for data entry and information processing workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) data entry and information processing workers is $49,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,290. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 130% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of data entry and information processing workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of data entry and information processing workers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for data entry and information processing workers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $43,990. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $24,910).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |