Updated August 22, 2022

Average Data Entry Clerk Salary

$15.18hourly

$31,582 yearly

Entry level Salary
$25,000 yearly
$25,000
10 %
$31,582
Median
$38,000
90 %

How much does a Data Entry Clerk make?

Data entry clerks make $31,582 per year on average, or $15.18 per hour, in the United States. Data entry clerks on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $38,000.

Location impacts how much a data entry clerk can expect to make. Data entry clerks make the most in Washington, Massachusetts, Oregon, California, and New York.

Highest Paying States For Data Entry Clerks

The darker areas on the map show where data entry clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Data Entry Clerk average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Massachusetts$34,671$16.672,263
2Utah$31,891$15.33847
3Connecticut$33,000$15.871,004
4Illinois$33,156$15.942,750
5New York$33,228$15.973,921
6Washington$37,492$18.021,129
7Michigan$30,242$14.541,873
8Wisconsin$31,204$15.001,169
9Minnesota$31,286$15.041,599
10Rhode Island$32,948$15.84129
11Alaska$31,241$15.02229
12Colorado$32,139$15.451,400
13Oregon$33,882$16.29265
14Idaho$29,968$14.41400
15New Hampshire$31,541$15.16340
16District of Columbia$38,369$18.45118
17Vermont$32,467$15.6187
18Hawaii$32,513$15.63204
19Arizona$31,329$15.061,028
20Maine$31,271$15.03236
21Pennsylvania$29,408$14.142,708
22Ohio$28,933$13.912,167
23California$33,735$16.225,224
24Tennessee$28,907$13.901,297
25South Dakota$28,729$13.81244
26Iowa$29,300$14.09756
27New Jersey$31,560$15.171,728
28Georgia$29,554$14.212,075
29Nevada$30,079$14.46335
30Texas$28,682$13.794,683
31Indiana$28,225$13.571,490
32Wyoming$29,542$14.2070
33Missouri$27,988$13.461,375
34Maryland$29,233$14.051,424
35Kansas$27,357$13.15769
36North Dakota$28,110$13.51168
37Florida$27,398$13.173,821
38Nebraska$27,551$13.25493
39Kentucky$27,181$13.07826
40Montana$28,027$13.47214
41Oklahoma$27,688$13.31528
42North Carolina$27,015$12.992,053
43Delaware$28,680$13.79180
44Alabama$27,438$13.19587
45Virginia$27,809$13.37968
46West Virginia$25,603$12.31273
47South Carolina$26,744$12.86737
48New Mexico$25,834$12.42388
49Mississippi$26,337$12.66347
50Louisiana$26,175$12.58500
51Arkansas$25,176$12.10421

Highest Paying Cities For Data Entry Clerks

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1Washington, DC$38,375$18.45
2Des Moines, WA$37,683$18.12
3Boston, MA$34,718$16.69
4San Francisco, CA$34,549$16.61
5Portland, OR$33,777$16.24
6Rochester, NY$33,298$16.01
7Chicago, IL$33,280$16.00
8Denver, CO$32,171$15.47
9Salt Lake City, UT$31,873$15.32
10Phoenix, AZ$31,334$15.06
11Portland, ME$31,333$15.06
12Saint Paul, MN$31,332$15.06
13El Paso, TX$29,751$14.30
14Cleveland, OH$29,622$14.24
15Atlanta, GA$29,544$14.20

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Des Moines, WA
  3. Boston, MA
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Portland, OR

Data Entry Clerk Salary Details

Average Data Entry Clerk Salary Graph
Average Data Entry Clerk Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Data Entry Clerk's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
75th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
Average$31,582$2,632$15
25th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13
10th Percentile$25,000$2,083$12

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Clerk Typist$31,746$2,646$15.26102,211
General Office Clerk$30,034$2,503$14.44160,597
File Clerk$31,562$2,630$15.1766,383
Clerk$31,163$2,597$14.9880,311
Support Clerk$35,159$2,930$16.90163,168
General Clerk$33,254$2,771$15.99141,570

Which Companies Pay Data Entry Clerks The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, General Dynamics Mission Systems and United States Courts are the highest paying companies for data entry clerks.

How Much Do Data Entry Clerks Make In Different Industries?

Data entry clerk salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the finance, transportation, and manufacturing industries tend to offer much higher salaries for data entry clerks. For example, data entry clerks make a whopping average salary of $32,306 while working in the finance industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $31,897 in the transportation industry and $31,858 in the manufacturing industry.

Data entry clerks may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $30,216.

Highest Paying Industries For Data Entry Clerks

RankIndustryAverage SalaryHourly Rate
1Finance$32,306$15.53
2Transportation$31,897$15.34
3Manufacturing$31,858$15.32
4Government$31,643$15.21
5Health Care$31,143$14.97
6Retail$30,675$14.75
7Technology$30,610$14.72
8Professional$30,216$14.53

High Paying Data Entry Clerk Jobs

Data Entry Clerk Salary Trends

The salary for a data entry clerk can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. An accountant with 0-2 years of experience earns an average salary of $27,632, a mid-career professional with 3-6 years of experience makes $31,582 a year on average, and a senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $32,911. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Data Entry Clerk Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Data Entry Clerk Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$31,600$15.18+2.8%
    2021$30,700$14.76+3.9%
    2020$29,500$14.18+3.9%
    2019$28,400$13.64+2.7%
    2018$27,600$13.27+2.1%

    Recently Added Data Entry Clerk Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Aston CarterData Entry./Mailroom ClerkNew York, NY07/26/2022$31,305
    Nevada State Contractors BoardData Entry ClerkReno, NV07/26/2022$32,464
    Terra Staffing GroupData Entry ClerkSeattle, WA07/26/2022$41,740
    Express Employment ProfessionalsData Entry ClerkMetairie, LA07/26/2022$22,957
    MarriottData Entry ClerkAustin, TX07/25/2022$33,392
    MarriottData Entry ClerkColumbus, OH07/25/2022$33,392
    MarriottData Entry ClerkMadison, WI07/25/2022$33,392
    Abacus CorporationData Entry ClerkTallahassee, FL07/25/2022$37,566
    Randstad UsData Entry ClerkLexington, KY07/25/2022$41,740
    MarriottData Entry ClerkJackson, MS07/25/2022$33,392

    Data Entry Clerk Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Data Entry Clerks The Most?

    Washington pays Data Entry Clerks the most in the United States, with an average salary of $38,369 per year, or $18.45 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Data Entry Clerk?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Data Entry Clerk if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $37,492 per year.

    What Type Of Data Entry Clerk Gets Paid The Most?

    Data Entry Associate gets paid the most. Data Entry Associate made a median salary of $36,084. The best-paid 10 percent make $47,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $27,000.

    What Is A Good Starting Salary For A Data Entry Clerk?

    A good starting salary for a data entry clerk is $25,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a data entry clerk in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for data entry clerks is $29,810, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a data entry clerk can vary by state.

    What Is A Good Entry-level Salary For A Data Entry Clerk?

    A good entry-level salary for a data entry clerk is between $14 to $15 an hour. This is about $30,000 a year in annual salary for the position.

    Salaries for data entry clerks are often determined by the candidate's level of education, experience, relevant certifications, and skill set, as well as the position's specific job responsibilities. This is why entry-level data entry clerks are typically paid less.

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