Data Entry Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $12.31 per hour on average. Cash earnings for Data Entry Clerks — which occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $20K to approximately $37K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Data Entry Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Data Entry Clerks survey respondents are women (76 percent). Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but a little over a half have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too.

$20,123 - $45,999
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$9.55 - $16.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,123 - $45,999  
   
Bonus
$202.45 - $3,103  
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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$19,985 - $36,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $16.43  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $24.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$202.45 - $3,103  
   
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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$19,985 - $36,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,827
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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

  • 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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Data Entry Clerks who go on to become Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Registered Nurses is $56K annually. 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 $5K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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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 Billing, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 27 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Auditing. Those familiar with Data Entry also tend to know Data Processing and Microsoft Excel. People who know Typing usually 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.


Data Entry Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $25K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $27K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Data Entry Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Data Entry Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,378

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

Data Entry Clerks will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+9 percent), Phoenix (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Grand Rapids is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Workers in Tampa and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Data Entry Clerk Reviews

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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Experience Affects Data Entry Clerk Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Billing
up arrow 34%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 27%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 22%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 17%

Data Processing
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$26,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Auditing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

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: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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