$30,813
Avg. Salary
$12.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$790

Profit Sharing

$1,221

Commission

$1,620

The average pay for a Data Entry Clerk is $12.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Data Entry Clerk is $30,813 per year.

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MEDIAN $30,813
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$0$50K
Salary $20,661 - $50,638
Bonus $198 - $3,010
Profit Sharing $96.09 - $3,297
Commission $1,620
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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$20,507 - $38,709
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 545
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.81 - $17.17
Hourly Tips $0.38
Overtime $14.05 - $26.16
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $198 - $3,010
Commission $1,620
Profit Sharing $96.09 - $3,297
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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$20,507 - $38,709
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,132

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.

Data Entry Clerk Job Listings

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: $27,361

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 Findlay:
Pros: The work I do.
Cons: No physical work at all.

Data Entry Clerk in Anaheim:
"TO BE OR NOT TO BE.....Data Entry Clerk or Backup Clerk."
Establish what exactly your job "Title" is! Are there specific duties that are required of you or are you there to just "back-up" co-workers. What do you do when backing up a co-worker becomes your regular unassigned task, who do you go to? Remember...there is no way on God's green earth that we will all get along, treat your co-workers (no matter how much they may irritate you") with courtesy & respect. If you are not happy with your position and you have exhausted all avenues for a working relationship with your employer/co-workers....start looking for a new job, go back to school but do something to change your situation.

Data Entry Clerk in Salt Lake City:
Get a job doing something else. I had other skills that allowed me to get a higher income but unfortunately those skills are not needed--due to automation.

Data Entry Clerk in Irving:
Pros:
Cons: Working late constantly every week.

Data Entry Clerk in Jacksonville:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: Knowing that people will promptly and correctly receive the items they have ordered online.
Cons: Serious lack of benefits.

Data Entry Clerk in Miami:
"Can be boring."
Pros: Its fairly easy and helps time move.
Cons: Most of the time you're looking at the same stuff all day.

Data Entry Clerk in Seattle:
"Grunt Work."
Pros: The best part about this job is that it is often stress free; you are likely to have minimal responsibility aside from entering information correctly. Probably best for someone happy to keep to themselves all day. I was able to listen to podcasts throughout my shift.
Cons: For someone who enjoys interacting with people, this is not a good job. For someone who enjoys taking on complex levels of responsibility, this is not a good job. In general, one can set their own pace, but some days you may find yourself monotonously entering the same type of data for six straight hours.

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Key Stats for Data Entry Clerk

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 509 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Data Entry Clerk Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Accounts Receivable
▲18%

Billing
▲15%

Accounts Payable
▲14%

Database Management & Reporting
▲13%


National Average
$27,000




Customer Service
▼2%


▼3%

▼3%

▼3%

Software Knowledge
▼3%

Auditing
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 509 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 43%