Scanner Operator Salary

Median pay for Scanner Operators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.18 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just over a half have dental, as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Scanner Operators making up 70 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,686 - $40,177
$29K
MEDIAN: $28,750
50%

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$9.16 - $15.63
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$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.18
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50%
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$0$40K
Salary $28,750
Bonus $0.52 - $2,367
Profit Sharing $225.00
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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$19,759 - $34,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.16 - $15.63
Overtime $8.57 - $26.81
Annual Data $0$34K
Bonus $0.52 - $2,367
Profit Sharing $225.00
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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$19,759 - $34,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

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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

  • Organize documents and files, preparing and scanning all files not in the computer system.
  • Collect, answer, and distribute mail to correct departments.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Scanner Operator

Pay by Experience for a Scanner Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Scanner Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 99 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Scanner Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Scanner Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 28 salaries. A Scanner Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 6 salaries.

Scanner Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Scanner Operator?

Scanner Operator in Atlanta:
"Managing documents."
Pros: Helping coworkers with issues with documents.
Cons: Going to the nursing stations for documents.

Scanner Operator in Houston:
"I wish I knew that this job doesn't have room to advancement."
Imaging/Scanning documents for me is a routine job. The pros is you have decent hours and the job is basically self explanatory. The cons is after the work slows down there is nothing to do. If you are looking to advance in this field you may find out that this job is not built for advancement, you may want to try another field to invest your time in that will lead you to a successful career.

Scanner Operator in Hooks:
"Just me."
Pros: The hours, pay, and active secret clearance.
Cons: Boring, bad on the eyes.

Scanner Operator in Chico:
Pros: Good people, air conditioning, some variety.
Cons: Very early hours, split days off, low wages, no program for certification of skills,

Scanner Operator in Cleveland:
"Go forward when you can."
Try to advance yourself.

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Key Stats for Scanner Operator

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Scanner Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Scanner Operator Salaries

Document Indexing
▲9%

National Average
$26,000

Data Entry
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 37%
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