Scanner Operator Salary

For Scanner Operators, hourly average wages total $11.76 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.81 per hour and $16.44. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although the greater part have medical coverage and approximately one-half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up the majority of Scanner Operators (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,198 - $45,096
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $35,120
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$8.81 - $16.44
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,198 - $45,096  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $990  
Total Pay (?
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$18,718 - $40,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $16.44  
   
Overtime
$12.96 - $28.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $990  
   
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 - $40,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


For many Scanner Operators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $24K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $28K. On average, Scanner Operators make $30K following 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 $34K.

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Experience Affects Scanner Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

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
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 37%
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