Earnings for Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks come in at around $11.99 per hour on average. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. The majority of Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,074 - $43,430
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MEDIAN: $28,561
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$9.26 - $15.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,074 - $43,430  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $2,966  
Profit Sharing
$2,211  
Commission
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$19,429 - $34,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $15.57  
   
Overtime
$13.33 - $24.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$200.00 - $2,966  
   
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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$19,429 - $34,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,222

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,479

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks, 36 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+15 percent), St. Louis (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Jacksonville and 4 percent less in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Billing
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Data Analysis
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Data Entry
0%

Typing
0%

Data Processing
0%

Customer Service
0%

Filing
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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