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Data Entry and Information Processing Worker Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Data Entry and Information Processing Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,290
25th Percentile Wage
$26,010
50th Percentile Wage
$31,980
75th Percentile Wage
$39,610
90th Percentile Wage
$49,030

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of data entry and information processing workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,9802.50%5.88%
201531,1800.99%-
201430,8701.36%-
201330,4501.15%-
201230,100--

Table 2. Data Entry and Information Processing Worker Salary by Industry Sector

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
Utilities
$43,990
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,290
Educational Services
$34,540
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,090
Construction
$31,830
Manufacturing
$31,700
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,380
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,260
Finance and Insurance
$31,080
Mining
$31,070
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$30,930
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,570
Wholesale Trade
$30,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,060
Retail Trade
$28,150
Information
$28,040
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,400
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$24,910


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