Entry-Level Data Entry Clerk Salary

Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks take home approximately $11.47 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and nearly two in five have dental, too. Female Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,968 - $38,955
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$39K
MEDIAN: $28,070
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$8.97 - $15.11
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,968 - $38,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
Profit Sharing
$724  
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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$18,919 - $32,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $15.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21  
Overtime
$11.92 - $22.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$724  
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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$18,919 - $32,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,819
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,671

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Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks in St. Louis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). In Orlando, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (5 percent lower) and Miami (4 percent lower).

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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Data Processing
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Software Knowledge
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
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Typing
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Filing
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National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 286 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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