Data Entry Clerk Salary (United States)

A Data Entry Clerk earns an average wage of $11.66 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Billing is associated with high pay for this job.
Data Entry Clerk Total Pay (?
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$19,318 - $39,421
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MEDIAN: $28,655
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Data Entry Clerk Total Pay (?
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$8.88 - $15.52
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,318 - $39,421  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
Profit Sharing
$152.06 - $2,959  
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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$18,745 - $34,500  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $15.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.00  
Overtime
$11.84 - $23.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$152.06 - $2,959  
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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$18,745 - $34,500  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,195
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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 Difference By Location
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$25,000
Columbus
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Tulsa
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San Diego
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Data Entry Clerk Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Billing
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Data Processing
up arrow 4%
Filing
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Microsoft Word
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
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Typing
0%
National Average
$25,000
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Gender
Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 40%
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