Scanner Operator Salary

Pay for Scanner Operators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.63 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.59 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.63 on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and about one-half have dental, too. Women account for the majority of Scanner Operators who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$20,273 - $45,514
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$20K
$37K
$46K
MEDIAN: $36,666
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$8.59 - $16.63
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$8
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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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$18,164 - $40,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.59 - $16.63  
   
Overtime
$12.75 - $29.10  
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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$18,164 - $40,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179

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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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $23K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $28K on average. Scanner Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $38K.

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Experience Affects Scanner Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 38%