The average wage for a Data Entry Clerk is $11.58 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Data Entry Clerk Total Pay (?
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$19,512 - $39,183
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MEDIAN: $28,462
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Data Entry Clerk Total Pay (?
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$8.81 - $15.48
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,512 - $39,183  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
Profit Sharing
$7.93 - $2,819  
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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$18,625 - $34,406  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $15.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.08  
Overtime
$11.82 - $23.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$7.93 - $2,819  
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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$18,625 - $34,406  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,441
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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 .
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Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Clerk
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Philadelphia
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Birmingham
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National Average
$25,000
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Experience Affects Data Entry Clerk Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Data Processing
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Word
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Typing
0%
National Average
$25,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 460 votes.
Gender
Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 40%
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