Scanner Operator Salary

Average Scanner Operators in the United States make around $12.57 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The majority of Scanner Operators (69 percent) who took the survey are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,500 - $66,000
$35K
MEDIAN: $34,590
50%

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$9.33 - $16.16
$9
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,590  
   
Bonus
$48.48 - $2,456  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$19,956 - $37,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $16.16  
   
Overtime
$13.95 - $27.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$48.48 - $2,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$19,956 - $37,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $25K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $29K. Scanner Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $30K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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

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.

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Key Stats for Scanner Operator

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Scanner Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Scanner Operator Salaries

Document Indexing
▲9%

National Average
$27,000

Data Entry
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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