Average Scanner Operator Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Scanner Operator is $12.46.
MEDIAN $12.46
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
$15 - $2,027
Profit Sharing
$100 - $700
Total Pay
$19,478 - $36,608

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Job Description for Scanner Operator

Scanner Operator Tasks
  • Organize documents and files, preparing and scanning all files not in the computer system.
  • Collect, answer, and distribute mail to correct departments.
  • Monitor and maintain equipment, correcting problems and calibrating when required.
  • Quality check all scanned documents, correcting malfunctions and processing to ensure a legible, usable digital file is created.

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Popular Skills for Scanner Operator

Skills in Document Indexing, Image Processing, Document Management and Data Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Scanner Operator

An entry-level Scanner Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.16 based on 16 salaries. An early career Scanner Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.81 based on 134 salaries. A mid-career Scanner Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.23 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Scanner Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.30 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $13.
Employees with Scanner Operator in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Savannah, Georgia (15.6% more) and Houston, Texas (13.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (3.6% less) and Orlando, Florida (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

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