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Working As a Data Entry Specialist

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

  • Repetitive

  • $29,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Data Entry Specialist Do

A Data Entry Specialist takes information from different places that is written down, such as canceled checks, bills, and reports, and enter it into an electronic data system for storage and analysis. They are also responsible for updating and maintaining information on computer systems as well as in archives.

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Data Entry Specialist Career Paths

Data Entry Specialist
Accounts Payable Clerk Staff Accountant Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant Office Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant Finance Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Specialist Consultant
Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Specialist Team Leader
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Specialist Executive Assistant
Senior Administrative Assistant
7 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Consultant Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Consultant Assistant Manager
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Analyst Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Technician Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Senior Accountant Office Manager
Executive Assistant To Chief Executive Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Executive Assistant
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Processor Legal Assistant Administrator
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Processor Analyst Medical Coder
Billing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Processor Auditor Medical Coder
Billing Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Account Representative Representative Claims Representative
Senior Representative
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Staff Nurse Clinical Research Coordinator
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Data Operator 2.8 years
Data Specialist 2.6 years
Data Processor 2.5 years
Data Capture Clerk 2.4 years
Data Entry Clerk 2.3 years
Data Assistant 2.1 years
Top Careers Before Data Entry Specialist
Cashier 10.9%
Internship 3.6%
Secretary 2.4%
Server 2.0%
Volunteer 1.7%
Manager 1.7%
Clerk 1.7%
Top Careers After Data Entry Specialist
Cashier 8.3%
Specialist 2.7%
Internship 2.5%
Server 2.4%
Manager 2.0%
Volunteer 1.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$29,000
Show Salaries
$23,000
Min 10%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Centene
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Avg Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a Data Entry Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Data Entry Specialist in the United States is $29,112 per year or $14 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $35,000.

Top Skills for A Data Entry Specialist

  1. Data Entry
  2. Computer Database
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed incoming emails and faxes from clients, identified relevant information and conducted data entry; performed other administrative duties.
  • Provided quality control and verification of data received and entered information from a variety of sources into a single computer database.
  • Provided telephone, data entry, online and face-to-face customer service/support within high-volume call centers using dual monitors.
  • Processed workers compensations prescription bills for numerous companies nationwide; obtained approval from insurance companies.
  • Processed customer and account source documents by resolving discrepancies using standard procedures and assisting team leader with resolution.

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Top 10 Best States for Data Entry Specialists

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Minnesota
  3. Delaware
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Nevada
  6. West Virginia
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Vermont
  9. Michigan
  10. New Hampshire
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Data Entry Specialist Resume Examples And Tips

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Data Entry Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

66.6%

Male

21.8%

Unknown

11.6%
Ethnicity

White

60.9%

Hispanic or Latino

16.1%

Black or African American

12.2%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.6%

French

7.4%

Russian

2.7%

German

2.5%

Portuguese

2.4%

Mandarin

2.1%

Hindi

1.9%

Arabic

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Chinese

1.8%

Japanese

1.6%

Korean

1.5%

Cantonese

1.4%

Hmong

1.3%

Polish

1.3%

Italian

1.1%

Carrier

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%

Urdu

0.9%

Dutch

0.7%
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Data Entry Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

30.3%

Strayer University

8.4%

Kaplan University

7.8%

Ashford University

7.1%

Liberty University

4.3%

Houston Community College

3.3%

American InterContinental University

3.3%

The Academy

3.2%

Miami Dade College

3.2%

Everest Institute

3.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.0%

Arizona State University

2.7%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

2.6%

University of Central Florida

2.6%

Northern Virginia Community College

2.6%

Grand Canyon University

2.5%

Brigham Young University

2.5%

University of Houston

2.5%

Florida International University

2.4%

Colorado Technical University

2.4%
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Majors

Business

26.6%

Health Care Administration

12.0%

Accounting

7.4%

Psychology

5.9%

Criminal Justice

5.5%

Medical Assisting Services

5.4%

Computer Science

3.9%

General Studies

3.5%

Communication

3.3%

Nursing

3.2%

Computer Information Systems

3.0%

Management

2.8%

Information Technology

2.5%

Human Resources Management

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.4%

English

2.3%

Legal Support Services

2.1%

Education

2.1%

Finance

1.8%

Sociology

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

32.7%

Other

29.7%

Associate

18.3%

Certificate

7.8%

Masters

7.0%

Diploma

3.6%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.4%
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What Is It Like To Work As A Data Entry Specialist

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August 25, 2019 on Zippia

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What do you like the most about working as Data Entry Specialist?

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