Data Entry Clerk Salary

Data Entry Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $12.54 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Data Entry Clerks bottoms out near $21K and approaches $38K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Data Entry Clerks survey respondents are women (76 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths.

$22,618 - $48,527
$23K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,926
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$9.79 - $16.99
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$0$48K
Salary $22,618 - $48,527
Bonus $204.67 - $4,562
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $6,166
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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$20,528 - $38,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 298
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.79 - $16.99
Hourly Tips $0.22
Overtime $13.88 - $26.80
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $204.67 - $4,562
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $6,166
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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$20,528 - $38,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,727

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Job Description for Data Entry Clerk

Data entry clerks are sought after by many companies in a wide variety of industries, ranging from government organizations to privately owned corporations. Most organizations do not require any education higher than a high school diploma, but some employers may require a bachelor's degree. Usually, the prospective applicant should have at least one year of experience in a related field. The data entry clerk needs to have proficiency in using software such as Microsoft Office. The data entry clerk will be working in an office environment.

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Data Entry Clerk Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Clerk


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Data Entry Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Registered Nurse, where median compensation is $56K annually. Career advancement for the typical Data Entry Clerk often leads to becoming an Administrative Assistant or a Customer Service Representative; median salaries in these positions are $4K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Clerk


Data Entry Clerks seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Billing, Accounts Payable, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 15 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Auditing. Most people who know Typing also know Microsoft Excel and Data Processing. Most people who know Data Entry also know Data Processing and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Data Entry Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Entry Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 1,332 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Entry Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 514 salaries. An experienced Data Entry Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 419 salaries. A Data Entry Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 146 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,095

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Data Entry Clerks, Phoenix provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), Little Rock (+3 percent), and Dallas (+3 percent). Grand Rapids is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cincinnati and Tampa (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Data Entry Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Data Entry Clerk?

Data Entry Clerk in haryana:
"Very good."
Pros: I comfortable for this job but not of salary this company is not any benefit for employees.so I am not like this company but it is need to work just because I am dying this job.
Cons: This company are bad for employers because it has not given any benefit to employees.

Data Entry Clerk in Lynchburg:
"Independent work."
Pros: Working independent, supervisor acknowledges good work ethics.
Cons: Hourly pay rate.

Data Entry Clerk in Bangalore:
"Typing work."
Pros: I like to type data of employee's information regarding their joining date, qualification ,place , name , e-mail id all details in one document in excel sheet.Mostly like HR duties work I was doing by online.
Cons: There is nothing least in my job because I like everthing which I work from my bottom of mind and soul.

Data Entry Clerk in San Francisco:
"DATA ENTRY."
Pros: The hours and location of my job.
Cons: The wage here is very low, no opportunity for advancement.

Data Entry Clerk in Sterling Heights:
"High stress level due to constant accuracy check of work."
Pros: What I like most of my work is the ability to produce data for company document retrieval dependent on meeting timely deadlines in an effective and efficient manner.
Cons: What I like least about my job is the stress level of always having to be accurate in every aspect of the job description. There is no room for ERROR.

Data Entry Clerk in Stennis Space Center:
"Mostly good."
Pros: Team-oriented environment, great benefits.
Cons: Pay is competitive to the local walmart.

Data Entry Clerk in Little Falls:
"LLC."
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: No health care. Low pay. Bi-weekly.

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Key Stats for Data Entry Clerk

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Data Entry Clerk Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$27,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Accounts Receivable
▲19%

Billing
▲16%

Accounts Payable
▲15%

Database Management & Reporting
▲14%





National Average
$27,000


▼2%

▼2%

Customer Service
▼2%

▼2%

Software Knowledge
▼2%

Auditing
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 42%
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