Data Entry Clerk Salary

Data Entry Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $11.93 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.18 per hour and $15.76. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Data Entry Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by over one-half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than half. Female Data Entry Clerks make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$19,743 - $40,779
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$41K
MEDIAN: $29,169
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$9.18 - $15.76
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary 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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,743 - $40,779  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $4,894  
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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$19,396 - $34,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.18 - $15.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19  
Overtime
$11.97 - $23.72  
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 - $1,017  
   
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $4,894  
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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$19,396 - $34,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,772
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $55K 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 $6K per year on average, and the latter position pays $3K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Clerk


Survey results imply that Data Entry Clerks deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Billing, Database Management & Reporting, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 22 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Data Entry also know Data Processing and Microsoft Excel. A tool kit that includes Typing also typically contains 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $25K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $26K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Data Entry Clerks make a median salary of $27K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $28K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,488

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

With a pay rate for Data Entry Clerks that is 17 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Data Entry Clerks will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+15 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). In Orlando, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Fort Worth and San Antonio (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, 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
$25,000


Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Billing
up arrow 29%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 22%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 12%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Data Processing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
0%

Filing
0%

National Average
$25,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 464 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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