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Working As a Data Entry Operator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $28,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Data Entry Operator Do At Kforce

* Read source documents such as canceled checks, sales reports, or bills, and enter data in specific data fields or onto tapes or disks for subsequent entry, using keyboards or scanners
* Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered
* Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors
* Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors
* Maintain logs of activities and completed work
* Perform other duties as assigned
* High School diploma or equivalent

What Does A Data Entry Operator Do At Caci International

* This position works under close supervision and follows specific procedures or detailed instructions.
* The Data Entry Operator I works from various standardized source documents that have been coded and require little or no selecting, coding or interpreting of data.
* Problems such as erroneous items and codes, or missing information are resolved at the supervisory level.
* Work is routine and repetitive.
* This position is located at the Air Force base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
* In conjunction with the operation and maintenance business processes for facility management operations, perform work management support service that enables tracking work performed within the facilities, both preventive maintenance (scheduled), and repair (unscheduled), using the DMLSS
* FM Work Request module.
* The DSS review facility management processes and provides 1st level analysis using flowcharts, or other tools to demonstrate the optimum use of the DMLSS FM system

What Does A Data Entry Operator Do At Kelly Services

* Performs numeric and alphanumeric data entry functions from multiple document sources.
* Operates a data entry terminal with speed and accuracy for a variety of data processing applications in a high volume operation.
* Maintains filing systems and departmental records.
* Files, scans, uploads documents to databases
* Reviews online files for accuracy.
* Performs other general clerical functions as required
* Prioritizes projects and analyzes completed research findings
* Makes recommendations based on the results of the research findings
* Supports implementation and promotion of changes within a team
* Miscellaneous project assignments as needed

What Does A Data Entry Operator Do At Anthem, Inc.

* Operating a data entry device to key and/or verify a variety of standard and/or complex coded or un-coded business and statistical source data into a computer.
* Perform a daily review of rejected paper claims and corrects any data capture errors found during the review.
* Achieve superior quality outcomes by taking ownership of intake processing related to claims and member service appeals to ensure timely logging and routing.
* Researching all incoming appeals relative to claims payment.
* Researching incoming appeals relative to member service appeals.
* Enters researched information into a workflow system.
* Routes documents to the appropriate business unit.
* All other assigned duties.
* This is a production and quality based position.
* Requirements for this position are:
* Requires a high school diploma/GED, or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
* Incumbent must have knowledge of claims operations, services and the various operations of the organization, products, and services.
* Previous experience using PC, database system, and related software (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) is required.
* Good typing and keyboard skills.
* Good oral and written communication skills.
* EOE
* M/F/Disability/Veteran

What Does A Data Entry Operator Do At Advantage Resourcing

* Read source documents such as canceled checks, sales reports, or bills, and enter data in specific data fields or onto tapes or disks for subsequent entry, using keyboards or scanners.
* Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
* Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
* Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.
* Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* Advantage Resourcing Americas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard for race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected categories.
* Advantage is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor
* At Advantage Resourcing, our primary objective is to perfectly align the best people with the appropriate jobs.
* These jobs may be temporary assignments or career positions.
* We place talented people in a wide variety of jobs working with our client companies in areas such as: engineering, IT, technical, manufacturing, skilled trades, distribution, call centers, clerical, accounting, finance and sales.
* Our strength is being able to solve our client's workforce needs by matching people that have the right skills, knowledge and motivation to each opportunity.
* Advantage Resourcing can help you discover the personal and career success you desire.
* Advantage Resourcing Americas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard for race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected categories.
* Advantage Resourcing is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
* Associated topics: claims, clerical, contract, contractor, entry specialist, months, project, senior, stenographer

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Data Entry Operator Career Paths

Data Entry Operator
Data Entry Clerk Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Accounting Clerk Accountant
Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Office Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Assistant Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Manager
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Specialist Consultant
Information Technology Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Secretary Legal Secretary Office Manager
Business Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Secretary Executive Secretary Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Secretary Administrator Manager
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Clerk Administrator Assistant Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Clerk Administrator Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Clerk Legal Secretary Owner
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Specialist Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant
Accounts Payable Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Accounts Receivable Specialist Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Buyer Customer Service Manager
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Specialist Specialist Human Resources Generalist
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Medical Coder Billing Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Service Representative Claims Representative
Senior Representative
5 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Specialist Billing Specialist Medical Coder
Billing Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Staff Nurse Clinical Research Coordinator
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Data Operator 2.8 years
Data Processor 2.5 years
Data Capture Clerk 2.4 years
Data Keyer 2.3 years
Data Entry Clerk 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Data Entry Operator
Cashier 10.8%
Secretary 4.3%
Clerk 3.9%
Internship 2.3%
File Clerk 2.3%
Operator 1.6%
Top Careers After Data Entry Operator
Cashier 8.9%
Secretary 3.5%
Clerk 3.3%
Processor 2.1%
Specialist 2.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$28,000
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$24,000
Min 10%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
ICONMA
Highest Paying City
San Ramon, CA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Data Entry Operator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Data Entry Operator in the United States is $28,927 per year or $14 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $34,000.

Top Skills for A Data Entry Operator

  1. Data Entry Equipment
  2. Computer Database
  3. Data Entry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated data entry equipment at a proficient level according to established standards.
  • Captured and typed information from scanned images and hard copy files proficiently and accurately entering it into computer databases.
  • Provide electronic monitoring case management assistance of data entry and scanning of adult offenders placed on house detention program.
  • Data-entered magazine subscription information in a temporary position; was promoted to an out-call/customer service capacity to trouble-shoot with vendors.
  • Operated a numerical and/or alphabetical key station to transcribe data from standard source documents to another electronic format.

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Top 10 Best States for Data Entry Operators

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  2. Minnesota
  3. Nevada
  4. Vermont
  5. Oregon
  6. Delaware
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Illinois
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Kansas
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Data Entry Operator Demographics

Gender

Female

71.7%

Male

17.9%

Unknown

10.5%
Ethnicity

White

60.3%

Hispanic or Latino

16.0%

Black or African American

12.2%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.3%

French

5.7%

Hindi

3.2%

Mandarin

3.2%

Arabic

2.7%

Cantonese

2.2%

Hmong

2.2%

Vietnamese

1.5%

Italian

1.5%

Carrier

1.5%

Chinese

1.5%

Gujarati

1.2%

Russian

1.2%

Portuguese

1.2%

Japanese

1.2%

German

1.0%

Urdu

1.0%

Turkish

0.7%

Korean

0.5%

Ukrainian

0.5%
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Data Entry Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

26.6%

Strayer University

8.7%

Kaplan University

6.5%

Houston Community College

5.2%

Ashford University

5.0%

El Paso Community College

4.5%

Eastern Kentucky University

4.2%

Somerset Community College

4.0%

Columbus State Community College

3.4%

The Academy

3.4%

Community College of Philadelphia

3.2%

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

3.1%

American InterContinental University

3.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.0%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

2.8%

Cuyahoga Community College

2.8%

Northern Virginia Community College

2.8%

Wake Technical Community College

2.7%

Liberty University

2.7%

Prince George's Community College

2.6%
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Majors

Business

27.5%

Health Care Administration

11.8%

Accounting

9.7%

Computer Science

5.7%

Criminal Justice

4.6%

Psychology

4.1%

Medical Assisting Services

4.0%

General Studies

3.9%

Computer Information Systems

3.3%

Nursing

2.7%

Secretarial And Administrative Science

2.7%

Education

2.5%

Management

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.4%

English

2.4%

Information Technology

2.4%

Legal Support Services

2.1%

Communication

2.0%

Human Resources Management

1.9%

Finance

1.7%
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Degrees

Other

36.1%

Bachelors

25.0%

Associate

18.2%

Certificate

9.4%

Masters

6.0%

Diploma

4.7%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.2%
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