Entry-Level Data Entry Clerk Salary

The average Entry-Level Data Entry Clerk earns approximately $11.37 per hour. Most Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks survey respondents are women (75 percent). Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than half lack coverage. On the flip side, close to one-half have medical insurance and roughly two in five receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,507 - $38,810
(Median)
$20K
$28K
$39K
MEDIAN: $27,707
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$8.90 - $15.09
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,507 - $38,810  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $2,050  
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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$18,748 - $32,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $15.09  
   
Overtime
$11.62 - $22.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $2,050  
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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$18,748 - $32,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,753
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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 12 percent. Entry-Level Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. Workers in Fort Worth and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less and 2 percent less, 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 Entry-Level Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Data Analysis
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Data Processing
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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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 275 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 46%
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