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Data Entry Specialist Salary

Data Entry Specialists in the United States take home an average $13.17 per hour. Total cash earnings of Data Entry Specialists range from $21K on the low end to $40K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $2K and $4K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Data Entry Specialists is high. Although more than half have medical coverage and slightly more than half have dental coverage, about a third claim no health benefits at all. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Data Entry Specialists making up 76 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,377 - $46,272
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,530
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$10.05 - $17.41
(Median)
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$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,377 - $46,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
Profit Sharing
$41.22 - $4,363  
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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$21,286 - $40,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $17.41  
   
Overtime
$13.35 - $25.40  
National Annualized 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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
   
Profit Sharing
$41.22 - $4,363  
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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$21,286 - $40,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 974

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Job Description for Data Entry Specialist

A data entry specialist works on computers, entering information for processing or records retention. In many cases, this work may be repetitive, but accuracy is essential as this data is often essential for the day-to-day operations of a company. Data entry specialists are needed in a wide variety of environments, such as working with insurance information for claimants and new applicants, updating product information for online retailers, and processing patient records for large-scale medical facilities or clinics. Persons who work in data entry normally work at a computer, entering and updating data in specialized spreadsheets or proprietary forms/browsers. Due to the nature of the work, many companies provide regular breaks for their data entry personnel, as complaints such as tired eyes, headaches, and repetitive motion injuries in the hands and forearms are frequent complaints of employees in this position.

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Data Entry Specialist Tasks

  • Inspect received data for possible errors.
  • Type rapidly and accurately both numerical and text data.
  • Enter data into an information system.

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Specialist


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Data Entry Specialists may progress into high-paying roles like Data Analyst, where median compensation is $49K annually. Becoming a Lead Data Entry Operator or a Medical Billing Specialist is a common transition from a Data Entry Specialist role.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Specialist


Data Entry Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Data Management, Data Processing, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Data Entry also know Typing and Data Processing.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Specialist

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $28K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Data Entry Specialists, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Data Entry Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Cincinnati (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Pittsburgh and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Data Entry Specialist Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Data Entry Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
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Data Management
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Data Processing
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$29,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Typing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 32%