Data Entry Clerk Salary

Earnings for Data Entry Clerks in the United States come in at around $12.42 per hour on average. Total cash compensation for Data Entry Clerks runs from $20K to $37K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Data Entry Clerks make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Most Data Entry Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,195 - $44,491
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$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,819
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$9.64 - $16.61
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MEDIAN: $12.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,195 - $44,491  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,214  
Commission
$1,600  
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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$20,185 - $37,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $16.61  
   
Overtime
$13.82 - $25.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$202.73 - $4,085  
   
Commission
$1,600  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,214  
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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$20,185 - $37,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,745

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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. The most common next step for a Data Entry Clerk is to become an Administrative Assistant or a Customer Service Representative. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Clerk


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Accounts Receivable, Billing, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 18 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Auditing. Skill sets containing Typing also tend to include Microsoft Excel and Data Processing. Those familiar with Data Entry also tend to 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: $26,672

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

For Data Entry Clerks, busy Phoenix offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), Little Rock (+5 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Grand Rapids is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati (8 percent lower) and Tampa (7 percent lower).

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 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 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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Key Stats for Data Entry Clerk

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Data Entry Clerk Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$27,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Accounts Receivable
▲21%

Billing
▲18%

Accounts Payable
▲17%

Database Management & Reporting
▲16%






Customer Service
▼0%

Software Knowledge
▼0%

National Average
$27,000

▼1%

▼1%

▼1%

Auditing
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 42%