Entry-Level Data Entry Clerk Salary

Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks pull down an average of $12.02 per hour. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, about one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,231 - $43,382
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$29K
$43K
MEDIAN: $28,868
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$9.29 - $15.61
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MEDIAN: $12.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,231 - $43,382  
   
Bonus
$199.00 - $2,923  
Profit Sharing
$2,211  
Commission
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$19,518 - $35,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $15.61  
   
Overtime
$13.17 - $24.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$199.00 - $2,923  
   
Commission
$1,600  
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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$19,518 - $35,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,165

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,544

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks that is 38 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+15 percent), St. Louis (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). In Miami, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (7 percent lower) and Jacksonville (5 percent lower).

Data Entry Clerk Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Data Entry Clerk

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Billing
▲41%

Data Analysis
▲3%



Data Entry
▼0%

Typing
▼0%

Data Processing
▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

Filing
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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