Scanner Operator Salary

Earnings for Scanner Operators in the United States come in at around $11.77 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $8.80 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.45 on the higher side. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up the majority of Scanner Operators (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,198 - $45,096
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $35,120
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$8.80 - $16.45
(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 - $986  
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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$18,702 - $40,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $16.45  
   
Overtime
$12.96 - $28.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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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$18,702 - $40,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $24K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $28K. For Scanner Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $30K. As Scanner Operators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $34K.

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Experience Affects Scanner Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
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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