Data Entry Specialist in Houston, Texas Salary

The average Data Entry Specialist in Houston earns approximately $14.37 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Data Entry Specialists in Houston, Texas, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Houston Data Entry Specialists survey respondents are women (73 percent). Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$12.21 - $15.89
$15
MEDIAN: $14.62
50%

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Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $14.62
Overtime $19.13
Annual Data $0$37K
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$21,243 - $37,418
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Data Entry Specialist Job Listings

Key Stats for Data Entry Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%

Experience Affects Data Entry Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲2%

Data Processing
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Data Management
▼3%

Data Entry
▼11%

Typing
▼18%

Microsoft Office
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 33%