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Data Entry Clerk Salary

Median pay for Data Entry Clerks in the United States is around $11.80 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.01 per hour and $15.57. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well.

$19,336 - $40,304
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$40K
MEDIAN: $29,046
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$9.01 - $15.57
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,336 - $40,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $4,122  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,031 - $34,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 418
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $15.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.55  
Overtime
$11.81 - $23.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $4,122  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$19,031 - $34,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,621

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Job Description for Data Entry Clerk

A data entry clerk enters information into a computer system. In most cases, it is a system based on everyday software such as MS Excel, MS Word, and sometimes Access. In some cases, organizations have their own special systems that clerks must enter information into. Usually, advanced systems keep logs and activities of work completed, but some supervisors must investigate work manually.

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Data Entry Clerk Tasks

  • Verify data and prepare materials for printing.
  • Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
  • Operate data entry device; keyboard or photo composing perforator; entering both alpha and numeric data .

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Clerk


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Data Entry Clerks who go on to become Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Registered Nurses is $55K annually. Data Entry Clerks most often move into positions as Administrative Assistants or Customer Service Representatives; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Clerk


Survey takers working as Data Entry Clerks report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Database Management & Reporting, Billing, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 27 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Data Entry are also skilled in Data Processing and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Typing also know Microsoft Excel and Data Processing.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Data Entry Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $24K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $26K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location


Austin offers some of the highest pay in the country for Data Entry Clerks, 19 percent above the national average. Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+19 percent), New York (+19 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (2 percent lower) and Phoenix (1 percent lower).

Data Entry Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as a Data Entry Clerk?

Data Entry Clerk in Seattle:
"Grunt Work."
Pros: The best part about this job is that it is often stress free; you are likely to have minimal responsibility aside from entering information correctly. Probably best for someone happy to keep to themselves all day. I was able to listen to podcasts throughout my shift.
Cons: For someone who enjoys interacting with people, this is not a good job. For someone who enjoys taking on complex levels of responsibility, this is not a good job. In general, one can set their own pace, but some days you may find yourself monotonously entering the same type of data for six straight hours.

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Experience Affects Data Entry Clerk Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 38%

Billing
up arrow 27%


Data Processing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$25,000

Filing
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 472 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 42%
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