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Scanner Operator Salary

Median pay for Scanner Operators in the United States is around $11.67 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.65 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.31. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Scanner Operators (66 percent) survey participants are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by roughly one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,608 - $45,292
(Median)
$21K
$36K
$45K
MEDIAN: $35,762
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$8.65 - $16.31
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,608 - $45,292  
   
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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$18,303 - $39,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.65 - $16.31  
   
Overtime
$12.84 - $28.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$18,303 - $39,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $24K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $27K. Scanner Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $29K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $34K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Scanner Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 37%
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