Scanner Operator Salary

Scanner Operators in the United States pull down an average of $11.97 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.02 per hour and $16.52. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Scanner Operators are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in three — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. More than half of Scanner Operators (66 percent) survey participants are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,331 - $51,521
(Median)
$21K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,762
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$9.02 - $16.52
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$9
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$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,331 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
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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$19,062 - $40,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.02 - $16.52  
   
Overtime
$12.48 - $28.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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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$19,062 - $40,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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Job Description for Scanner Operator

Scanner operators are responsible for operating and maintaining scanner equipment for their organization. They are in charge of setting up scanners and making sure all hardware works correctly before use. In addition, they interact with other operators and team members, troubleshoot scanner equipment, read scanner codes, and interact with the scanner to verify software versions and update scanner applications.

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Scanner Operator Tasks

  • Monitor and maintain equipment, correcting problems and calibrating when required.
  • Quality check all scanned documents, correcting malfunctions and processing to ensure a legible, usable digital file is created.
  • Organize documents and files, preparing and scanning all files not in the computer system.
  • Collect, answer, and distribute mail to correct departments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Scanner Operator

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


For many Scanner Operators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $24K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $29K. Scanner Operators see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $35K.

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Experience Affects Scanner Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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