These Are The 10 States With The Highest Data Entry Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 10 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do data entrys get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for data entrys by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for data entrys by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for data entrys after this adjustment? That would be Data Entry Keyers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Washington
  2. Michigan
  3. Kansas
  4. Illinois
  5. Utah
  6. Colorado
  7. Iowa
  8. Georgia
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Minnesota

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for data entrys from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $32800, so our index value would be:

$32,800 * (100 / 135.9) = $24,135

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for data entrys.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Data Entry Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Washington $35,361 $37,200 105.2
2 Michigan $35,224 $31,350 89.0
3 Kansas $34,571 $31,080 89.9
4 Illinois $34,503 $32,640 94.6
5 Utah $34,494 $32,080 93.0
6 Colorado $33,747 $35,030 103.8
7 Iowa $33,439 $30,430 91.0
8 Georgia $33,347 $30,480 91.4
9 Oklahoma $33,127 $29,550 89.2
10 Minnesota $32,956 $33,220 100.8
11 Missouri $32,898 $29,740 90.4
12 Tennessee $32,740 $29,270 89.4
13 North Carolina $32,705 $30,710 93.9
14 Nebraska $32,609 $29,870 91.6
15 North Dakota $32,575 $32,380 99.4
16 Texas $32,524 $29,500 90.7
17 Idaho $32,377 $29,820 92.1
18 Arkansas $32,296 $28,130 87.1
19 Virginia $32,053 $32,310 100.8
20 Ohio $31,940 $29,960 93.8
21 Louisiana $31,645 $30,000 94.8
22 Alabama $31,436 $28,670 91.2
23 South Carolina $31,350 $31,100 99.2
24 Mississippi $31,222 $26,820 85.9
25 New Jersey $31,189 $38,020 121.9
26 Kentucky $30,950 $28,010 90.5
27 Arizona $30,734 $30,120 98.0
28 Indiana $30,569 $27,360 89.5
29 Pennsylvania $30,433 $30,860 101.4
30 Wisconsin $30,361 $29,390 96.8
31 Rhode Island $30,256 $36,520 120.7
32 Connecticut $30,172 $38,530 127.7
33 Florida $29,867 $29,360 98.3
34 West Virginia $29,721 $27,760 93.4
35 Alaska $28,421 $37,260 131.1
36 New Mexico $28,269 $27,280 96.5
37 Nevada $28,015 $28,940 103.3
38 Massachusetts $27,556 $36,760 133.4
39 Maryland $27,474 $34,480 125.5
40 Montana $27,440 $27,660 100.8
41 New Hampshire $27,324 $31,970 117.0
42 Maine $27,301 $30,250 110.8
43 Wyoming $27,167 $24,940 91.8
44 Oregon $26,591 $30,740 115.6
45 New York $26,244 $34,380 131.0
46 South Dakota $24,918 $25,840 103.7
47 Vermont $24,690 $29,900 121.1
48 California $24,135 $32,800 135.9
49 Hawaii $20,583 $34,560 167.9