Data Entry Specialist Salary

Data Entry Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $13.21 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Data Entry Specialists stretch from $21K on the lower end to $41K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $2K from bonuses and $2K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Some workers in this field — around one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by over one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Data Entry Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,525 - $46,736

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$10.09 - $17.47

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,525 - $46,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $2,466  
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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$21,435 - $40,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $17.47  
   
Overtime
$13.66 - $25.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $2,466  
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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$21,435 - $40,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,003
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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 do not often transition into Data Analyst roles. The role averages $49K per year. It is more probable, however, that Data Entry Specialists become Lead Data Entry Operators or Medical Billing Specialists.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Specialist


Data Entry Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Data Management, Customer Service, and Data Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. For Data Entry Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $30K. 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.

Pay Difference by Location


Data Entry Specialists will find that Atlanta offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Data Entry Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), Memphis (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Orlando and San Antonio (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Data Entry Specialist Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Data Entry Specialist Salaries



Customer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Processing
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National Average
$29,000

Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 32%
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