Data Entry Specialist Salary (United States)

A Data Entry Specialist earns an average wage of $13.13 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Data Entry Specialist Salary (?
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$24,126 - $44,969
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MEDIAN: $33,315
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Data Entry Specialist Salary (?
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$10.04 - $17.12
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,126 - $44,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $3,091  
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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$21,198 - $39,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $17.12  
   
Overtime
$12.59 - $25.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $3,091  
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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$21,198 - $39,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 981
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Specialist

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Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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Los Angeles
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$29,000
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Experience Affects Data Entry Specialist Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Data Entry Specialist Salaries

Data Management
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Data Processing
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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National Average
$29,000
Data Entry
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Typing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

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: 66% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 31%