The average Data Entry Operator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.54 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Data Entry Operators is high. While some workers in this profession — about one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. More than half of Data Entry Operators (66 percent) survey participants are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,985 - $61,626
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$23K
$34K
$62K
MEDIAN: $34,154
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$9.62 - $16.75
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,985 - $61,626  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$2,253  
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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$20,513 - $42,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $16.75  
   
Overtime
$10.35 - $26.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,253  
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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$20,513 - $42,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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Job Description for Data Entry Operator

Most of the time, data entry operators work in an office. They must have a high school diploma or GED, but candidates who possess an associate’s degree are often preferred. Data entry operators enter applicable data into computers, often utilizing company-specific databases.

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Data Entry Operator Tasks

  • Receive all documents and enter the data into the on-line system on the PC.
  • Operate a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records.
  • Create and update databases.
  • Maintain a daily count of all claims processed.

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Operator


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Data Entry Operators who advance into the role of an Office Manager are fairly uncommon. Office Managers on average earn $38K per year. When Data Entry Operators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Data Entry Specialists or Administrative Assistants. Those roles pay an additional $1K and $4K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Operator


Survey results imply that Data Entry Operators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Data Entry are also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $27K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $27K on average. Data Entry Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Data Entry Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$28,000



Skills That Affect Data Entry Operator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 12%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Typing
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National Average
$28,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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