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Lead Data Entry Operator Salary

For Lead Data Entry Operators, hourly average wages total $14.14 per hour. Although a majority have medical coverage and nearly one-half have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Lead Data Entry Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Lead Data Entry Operators survey respondents are women (77 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$21,269 - $44,839
(Median)
$21K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $33,640
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$10.15 - $17.62
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$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$21,269 - $44,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,117  
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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$21,390 - $39,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $17.62  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $27.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,117  
   
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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$21,390 - $39,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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Job Description for Lead Data Entry Operator

A lead data entry operator works in a larger company where there are multiple data entry positions. They work as a leader for the data entry team, reviewing and approving operators' work. The lead data entry operator transfers information from documents to some sort of spreadsheet or database, as well as proofreads data that has been entered to make sure that it is accurate. Also, this professional coordinates visual data verification among data entry operators to further ensure accuracy. Reports on areas for potential improvement must be created by the lead data entry operator as well. When there are correction requests from other departments, the lead data entry operator must carry out the work or delegate the tasks accordingly. This position typically takes place in an office setting during regular business hours; part-time and full-time positions may be available.

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Lead 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 Lead Data Entry Operator


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Many Lead Data Entry Operators transition into upper-level Data Entry Supervisor positions. Data Entry Supervisors earn a median of $35K per year.

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Lead Data Entry Operators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Typing and Microsoft Excel are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Data Entry Operator

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


For Lead Data Entry Operators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Lead Data Entry Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Lead Data Entry Operator Salaries

Typing
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 29%