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Scanner Operator Salary

Median pay for Scanner Operators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.64 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.64 per hour and $16.42. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Scanner Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Scanner Operators survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Although more than half have medical coverage and approximately one-half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,273 - $45,514
(Median)
$20K
$37K
$46K
MEDIAN: $36,666
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$8.64 - $16.42
(Median)
$8
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$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,273 - $45,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $414.59  
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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$18,242 - $40,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.64 - $16.42  
   
Overtime
$12.84 - $28.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $414.59  
   
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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$18,242 - $40,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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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 Scanner Operators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $23K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $27K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. 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 36%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 38%
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