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Lead Data Entry Operator Salary

Average Lead Data Entry Operators in the United States make around $14.09 per hour. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Lead Data Entry Operators making up 78 percent. Most Lead Data Entry Operators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although a majority have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all.

$21,269 - $45,429
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$21K
$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $32,988
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$10.18 - $17.71
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,269 - $45,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,411  
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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$21,508 - $39,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $17.71  
   
Overtime
$15.49 - $27.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,411  
   
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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$21,508 - $39,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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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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Although some Lead Data Entry Operators become Data Entry Supervisor, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $35K.

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Job skills reported by Lead Data Entry Operators are limited. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Typing, Microsoft Excel, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. Lead Data Entry Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Lead Data Entry Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Lead Data Entry Operator Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Typing
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 29%
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