$41,023
Avg. Salary
$13.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,221

Bonus

$1,525

Profit Sharing

$100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Data Entry Operator is $13.48 per hour.

The average pay for a Data Entry Operator is $41,023 per year.

10%
$9.92
10%
$13.48
50%
$18.30
90%
90%
MEDIAN $13.48
10%
$24k
10%
$41k
50%
$182k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $41,023
$23,691 - $182,263
$24K
$41K
$180K
MEDIAN: $41,023
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$9.92 - $18.30
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MEDIAN: $13.48
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$0$182K
Salary $23,691 - $182,263
Bonus $101 - $10,304
Profit Sharing $17.50 - $20,500
Commission $100
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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$21,355 - $92,514
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 215
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.92 - $18.30
Overtime $10.43 - $29.17
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $101 - $10,304
Commission $100
Profit Sharing $17.50 - $20,500
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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$21,355 - $92,514
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 528

Job Description

Most of the time, data entry operators work in an office. They must have a high school diploma or GED, but candidates who possess an associate’s degree are often preferred. Data entry operators enter applicable data into computers, often utilizing company-specific databases.

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Data Entry Operator Tasks
  • Create and update databases.
  • Maintain a daily count of all claims processed.
  • Receive all documents and enter the data into the on-line system on the PC.
  • Operate a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records.

Common Career Paths


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While Data Entry Operators do not often become Office Managers, the job pays $39K per year on average. Becoming a Data Entry Specialist or an Administrative Assistant is, however, a more typical career progression for Data Entry Operators.

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Popular Skills


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office and Data Entry. Those proficient in Data Entry are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Data Entry Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Entry Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 234 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Entry Operator 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 82 salaries. An experienced Data Entry Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 81 salaries. A Data Entry Operator 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 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

1%

National Average: $30,037

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

For those looking to make money, Data Entry Operators in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Data Entry Operators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+16 percent) and Houston (+8 percent). Data Entry Operators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Data Entry Operators in El Paso bring in salaries that are 43 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Birmingham (21 percent lower).

Job Reviews

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

Data Entry Operator in Stevens Point:
Pros: The company cares about a good work and home life balance.
Cons: Some managers can micro manage

Data Entry Operator in Hagerstown:
"It's okay."
Pros: I like the ability to choose my own work schedule.
Cons: I'm often left to pick up other people's slack and it can also be quite stressful.

Data Entry Operator in india mumbai:
"It was stressful mainly because I had to focus home and job."
Pros: It helped me to have patience, I could explore many diversified fields and most importantly gained confidence to fight back any situation.
Cons: Transportation, and corruption in Mumbai.

Data Entry Operator in Indian:
"I like online job."
Pros: I like type any other words like any other address.
Cons: I don't like drink.

Data Entry Operator in Houston:
"Quotas."
If you cannot deal with high paced, quota oriented work, you are in the wrong line of work!

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Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

How Experience Affects Salaries

National Average
$30,000

▼2%

▼4%

▼6%

▼9%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Data Analysis
▲3%

National Average
$30,000


Typing
▼6%

Microsoft Excel
▼6%

▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 33%