$13.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$900

Profit Sharing

$2,035

The average pay for an Entry-Level Data Entry Specialist is $13.59 per hour.

$25,106 - $50,429
$25K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,366
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50%
90%

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$10.38 - $18.17
$10
$14
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MEDIAN: $13.72
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$0$50K
Salary $25,106 - $50,429
Bonus $100 - $3,360
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$22,517 - $42,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 261
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.38 - $18.17
Overtime $14.94 - $29.30
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $100 - $3,360
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$22,517 - $42,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 889

Job Description for Data Entry Specialist

A data entry specialist works on computers, entering information for processing or records retention. In many cases, this work may be repetitive, but accuracy is essential as this data is often essential for the day-to-day operations of a company. Data entry specialists are needed in a wide variety of environments, such as working with insurance information for claimants and new applicants, updating product information for online retailers, and processing patient records for large-scale medical facilities or clinics. Persons who work in data entry normally work at a computer, entering and updating data in specialized spreadsheets or proprietary forms/browsers. Due to the nature of the work, many companies provide regular breaks for their data entry personnel, as complaints such as tired eyes, headaches, and repetitive motion injuries in the hands and forearms are frequent complaints of employees in this position.

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Data Entry Specialist Tasks

  • Enter data into an information system.
  • Type rapidly and accurately both numerical and text data.
  • Inspect received data for possible errors.

Data Entry Specialist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,377

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

Data Entry Specialist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Data Entry Specialist in Augusta:
"The school system employees are being underpaid."
Fight for your rights and stop accepting a salary paid position in which you're unable to make living even if you've been employed over 20 years.

Data Entry Specialist in West Point:
"Moving On."
Get in there, dig your feet in, stand firm, learn all you can and move on. Don't become stagnant. Freshen, renew your horizons. Don't become the job. Move on before you are lost in the shuffle.

Key Stats for Data Entry Specialist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 199 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
▲3%

Data Management
▲2%

National Average
$30,000

Data Processing
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Customer Service
▼1%

Typing
▼2%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 30%