Scanner Operator Salary

Median pay for Scanner Operators in the United States is around $11.79 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.81 per hour and $16.54. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Scanner Operators is high. The majority of Scanner Operators (67 percent) who took the survey are women. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,198 - $45,096

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$8.81 - $16.54

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,198 - $45,096  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$18,718 - $40,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $16.54  
   
Overtime
$13.01 - $29.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$18,718 - $40,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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.


Scanner Operators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $24K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Scanner Operators make a median salary of $30K. Scanner Operators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $34K.

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Experience Affects Scanner Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 36%
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