Data Entry Clerk Salary

Median pay for Data Entry Clerks in the United States is around $11.85 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.09 per hour on the lower end to $15.67 on the higher end. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but just over a half have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$19,525 - $40,269

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$9.09 - $15.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,525 - $40,269  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $4,500  
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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$19,227 - $34,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 420
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.09 - $15.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.55  
Overtime
$11.66 - $23.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $4,500  
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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$19,227 - $34,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,648
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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 .

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Clerk


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As Data Entry Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Registered Nurses earn $55K on average per year. A common career progression for a Data Entry Clerk is to become an Administrative Assistant or a Customer Service Representative. Compared to Data Entry Clerks, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Clerk


Survey takers working as Data Entry Clerks report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Database Management & Reporting, Billing, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 30 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Data Entry also know Data Processing and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Typing also know 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $26K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Data Entry Clerks make a median salary of $27K. Data Entry Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


For Data Entry Clerks, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Data Entry Clerks will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+14 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Fort Worth (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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
up arrow 31%

Billing
up arrow 30%

Data Processing
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

Typing
0%

Filing
0%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 444 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 42%
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