Data Entry Keyers

risk level
Based on 318 votes
-24.7 %
by year 2032
or $17.40 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

100% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

90% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's very probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 100% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Data Entry Keyers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Data Entry Keyers' job openings is expected to decline 24.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Data Entry Keyers' was $36,190, or $17 per hour

'Data Entry Keyers' were paid 21.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 157,380 people employed as 'Data Entry Keyers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 939 people are employed as 'Data Entry Keyers'.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 43-9021.00


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Hunter says
depends, if ai can do invoices from humans speaking and also make decisions on the spot, then yes but what if you don't have the internet for a day or week and say a data entry specialist can form your invoices, payroll, client payments on paper. it really depends. if wages get pushed lower it could also make more sense to hire data entry more than use and upkept AI. but lower wages aren't necessary people like. time will tell.
Oct 30, 2023 at 04:50 PM
Jake (Highly likely) says
The only difficult portion to automate is circumvented through low level scripting
Jun 19, 2023 at 04:57 PM
Sairaj (Highly likely) says
Yes, AI will replace data entry jobs because these kinds of jobs are very simple to do. Even a fresher can also do this.
May 25, 2022 at 07:56 AM
Omae Wa Mo Shinderu says
This job is already automated using software. There are already scripts that can key in data for you and anyone that does not use these programs to enter data is losing money.
Jul 30, 2020 at 07:46 PM
chatgpt says
this is barely a job.
May 08, 2023 at 07:44 PM
Owen G says
Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! my dream job
Jun 18, 2020 at 04:37 AM
CZ16815 (Highly likely) says
The year is 2028 we've already taken over this stuff
Mar 06, 2020 at 01:22 PM
E (Highly likely) says
this is a basic and repetitive job
Nov 13, 2019 at 10:25 AM
Owen G says
noo it isn't!!!!
Jun 23, 2020 at 04:28 AM

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