Data Entry Clerk Salary

Data Entry Clerks in the United States pull down an average of $12.55 per hour. In the world of Data Entry Clerks, overall income ranges from $21K near the bottom to $38K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Data Entry Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Data Entry Clerks make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, slightly more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$22,265 - $50,491
$22K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $31,209
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$9.87 - $17.20
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Salary $22,265 - $50,491
Bonus $294.41 - $4,734
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $6,108
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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$20,717 - $39,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 312
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.87 - $17.20
Hourly Tips $0.22
Overtime $14.19 - $27.24
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $294.41 - $4,734
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $6,108
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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$20,717 - $39,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,750

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Job Description for Data Entry Clerk

Data entry clerks are sought after by many companies in a wide variety of industries, ranging from government organizations to privately owned corporations. Most organizations do not require any education higher than a high school diploma, but some employers may require a bachelor's degree. Usually, the prospective applicant should have at least one year of experience in a related field. The data entry clerk needs to have proficiency in using software such as Microsoft Office. The data entry clerk will be working in an office environment.

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Data Entry Clerk Tasks

  • Operate data entry device; keyboard or photo composing perforator; entering both alpha and numeric data .
  • Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
  • Verify data and prepare materials for printing.

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Clerk


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Data Entry Clerks who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $56K per year. Data Entry Clerks typically move into roles as Administrative Assistants or Customer Service Representatives, and those positions pay $4K more and $2K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Clerk


Data Entry Clerks report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Billing, Accounts Payable, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 15 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Auditing. Those familiar with Data Entry also tend to know Data Processing and Microsoft Excel. Skill sets containing Typing also tend to include Microsoft Excel and Data Processing.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Data Entry Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Entry Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 1,332 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Entry Clerk 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 514 salaries. An experienced Data Entry Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 419 salaries. A Data Entry Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 146 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,471

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Data Entry Clerks, Phoenix offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Data Entry Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), Little Rock (+3 percent), and Dallas (+3 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Grand Rapids is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cincinnati and Tampa (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Data Entry Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Data Entry Clerk?

Data Entry Clerk in haryana:
"Very good."
Pros: I comfortable for this job but not of salary this company is not any benefit for employees.so I am not like this company but it is need to work just because I am dying this job.
Cons: This company are bad for employers because it has not given any benefit to employees.

Data Entry Clerk in Lynchburg:
"Independent work."
Pros: Working independent, supervisor acknowledges good work ethics.
Cons: Hourly pay rate.

Data Entry Clerk in Bangalore:
"Typing work."
Pros: I like to type data of employee's information regarding their joining date, qualification ,place , name , e-mail id all details in one document in excel sheet.Mostly like HR duties work I was doing by online.
Cons: There is nothing least in my job because I like everthing which I work from my bottom of mind and soul.

Data Entry Clerk in San Francisco:
"DATA ENTRY."
Pros: The hours and location of my job.
Cons: The wage here is very low, no opportunity for advancement.

Data Entry Clerk in Sterling Heights:
"High stress level due to constant accuracy check of work."
Pros: What I like most of my work is the ability to produce data for company document retrieval dependent on meeting timely deadlines in an effective and efficient manner.
Cons: What I like least about my job is the stress level of always having to be accurate in every aspect of the job description. There is no room for ERROR.

Data Entry Clerk in Stennis Space Center:
"Mostly good."
Pros: Team-oriented environment, great benefits.
Cons: Pay is competitive to the local walmart.

Data Entry Clerk in Little Falls:
"LLC."
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: No health care. Low pay. Bi-weekly.

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Key Stats for Data Entry Clerk

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 297 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Data Entry Clerk Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Accounts Receivable
▲17%

Billing
▲14%

Database Management & Reporting
▲13%

Accounts Payable
▲13%


National Average
$27,000





Customer Service
▼3%

▼3%

Software Knowledge
▼3%

▼4%

▼4%

Auditing
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 297 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 41%
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