Data Entry Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$29,000
$23,000
$29,000
$35,000
The average data entry specialist makes about $29,112 per year. That's $14.0 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $23,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $35,000. Many of data entry specialists seem to be drawn to professional and health care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case data entry specialists tend to work at health care, finance, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire pay data entry specialists the highest salaries.
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Map of Data Entry Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Data Entry Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Data Entry Specialist Salary By Location

While a data entry specialist can average a salary of $29,112 per year, or $14.0 per hour, there are many opportunities for data entry specialists to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $34,148 per year. Other high-paying locations include Las Vegas, NV, New York, NY and Saint Paul, MN. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $23,000. The highest paying states for data entry specialists include Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Indiana offer the lowest salaries.

Average Data Entry Specialist Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a data entry specialist, being employed by a company such as Centene or St. Croix Regional Medical Center would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Care New England and JPMorgan Chase also report highly competitive salaries for data entry specialists.

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Average Data Entry Specialist Pay By Industry

Data entry specialist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, finance, and technology companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a data entry specialist can make a yearly salary of $40,087 while working for health care companies. All the while, other data entry specialists are making $32,135 at finance companies and $27,355 at technology companies. One industry data entry specialists may want to avoid is the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $24,150.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$40,087
$40k
Finance
Finance
$32,135
$32k
Technology
Technology
$27,355
$27k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$27,014
$27k
Retail
Retail
$25,193
$25k
Professional
Professional
$24,150
$24k

Data Entry Specialist Salary History

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Data Entry Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a data entry specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. 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.

Recently Added Data Entry Specialist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$25,044
$25,044
07/30/2020
University of Utah
University of Utah
Data Entry Specialist (Work-Study)
Data Entry Specialist (Work-Study)
Data Entry Specialist (Work-Study)
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$20,870
$20,870
07/29/2020
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$22,957
$22,957
07/29/2020
Staffworks
Staffworks
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$29,218
$29,218
07/29/2020
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$31,200
$31,200
07/28/2020
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$37,566
$37,566
07/24/2020
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$30,262
$30,262
07/23/2020
Thrivas
Thrivas
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
07/15/2020
07/15/2020
$35,479
$35,479
07/15/2020
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
07/15/2020
07/15/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/15/2020
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
07/14/2020
07/14/2020
$30,262
$30,262
07/14/2020