Pay for Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks sits in the ballpark of $11.90 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by one-half and dental insurance is reported by approximately two in five. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,961 - $43,210
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$43K
MEDIAN: $28,912
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$9.18 - $15.46
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,961 - $43,210  
   
Bonus
$199.56 - $2,043  
Profit Sharing
$2,211  
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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$19,255 - $34,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.18 - $15.46  
   
Overtime
$13.53 - $24.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$199.56 - $2,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,211  
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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$19,255 - $34,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,221
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,329

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+16 percent), St. Louis (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). In Orlando, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Jacksonville (8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Data Entry Clerk Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Data Entry Clerk in Anaheim:
"TO BE OR NOT TO BE.....Data Entry Clerk or Backup Clerk."
Establish what exactly your job "Title" is! Are there specific duties that are required of you or are you there to just "back-up" co-workers. What do you do when backing up a co-worker becomes your regular unassigned task, who do you go to? Remember...there is no way on God's green earth that we will all get along, treat your co-workers (no matter how much they may irritate you") with courtesy & respect. If you are not happy with your position and you have exhausted all avenues for a working relationship with your employer/co-workers....start looking for a new job, go back to school but do something to change your situation.

Data Entry Clerk in Salt Lake City:
Get a job doing something else. I had other skills that allowed me to get a higher income but unfortunately those skills are not needed--due to automation.

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Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Processing
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Data Entry
0%

Customer Service
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$25,000

Typing
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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