Data Entry Clerk Salary (United States)

A Data Entry Clerk earns an average wage of $11.67 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 Database Management & Reporting is associated with high pay for this job.
Data Entry Clerk Salary (?
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$19,493 - $39,410
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MEDIAN: $28,851
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Data Entry Clerk Salary (?
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$8.88 - $15.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,493 - $39,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
Profit Sharing
$150.43 - $4,000  
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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$18,774 - $34,420  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 433
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $15.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.55  
Overtime
$11.81 - $23.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.43 - $4,000  
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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$18,774 - $34,420  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,660
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

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$25,000
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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
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Data Processing
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Microsoft Word
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Filing
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Typing
0%
National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 477 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
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: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 40%
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