Average Entry-Level Data Entry Specialist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Data Entry Specialist is $13.60.
MEDIAN $13.60
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
$98 - $3,091
Profit Sharing
$0 - $950
Total Pay
$21,956 - $42,121

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Job Description for Data Entry Specialist

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.

Career Paths

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Data Entry Specialist
Administrative Assistant
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Specialist

Skills in Microsoft Excel, Data Processing and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Specialist

An early career Data Entry Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.06 based on 970 salaries. A mid-career Data Entry Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.58 based on 420 salaries. An experienced Data Entry Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.22 based on 358 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.

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