The average Data Entry Clerk in the United States earns approximately $12.41 per hour. In the world of Data Entry Clerks, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $20K and $37K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a little more than half report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Data Entry Clerks making up 75 percent. For the most part, Data Entry Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,301 - $44,749
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MEDIAN: $29,601
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,301 - $44,749  
   
Bonus
$202.50 - $4,122  
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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$20,115 - $36,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $16.55  
   
Overtime
$13.89 - $25.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$202.50 - $4,122  
   
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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$20,115 - $36,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,825

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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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At the upper end, Data Entry Clerks who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $56K per year. Data Entry Clerks most often move into positions as Administrative Assistants or Customer Service Representatives; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Clerk


Data Entry Clerks report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Billing, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 21 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Auditing. Those proficient in Data Entry are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Processing and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Typing are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Data Processing.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Data Entry Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $25K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,580

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

For Data Entry Clerks, busy Phoenix offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and New York (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Grand Rapids. Workers in Cincinnati and Tampa earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 7 percent less, 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 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 242 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Data Entry Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Billing
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Accounts Receivable
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Database Management & Reporting
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Accounts Payable
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Data Entry
0%

Customer Service
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$27,000

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Auditing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 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
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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