What does a Data Entry do?

Data entry clerks are responsible for inputting a high volume of data from multiple sources into a database, ensuring that all necessary data is being entered and maintained. In addition, data entry clerks must verify and edit data as needed. Aside from the primary duty of data entry, many data entry clerks also perform other general office tasks like scanning documents and answering phones.

Data entry clerks must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). Much of the training for data entry clerks happens on-the-job. Beyond that, they must be computer savvy, have an eye for detail, and possess quick typing skills.

  • Receive and process invoices for payment and update invoice details accordingly
  • Accurately enter data into corresponding fields within various software programs
  • Identify and correct data entry errors using appropriate quality control methods
  • Perform related tasks like ordering office supplies and filing documents
  • Manage and organize records and files
  • Prepare relevant reports as needed
  • Provide general data entry support across many teams on an ad-hoc basis
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • 2 years of data entry experience or related office experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to enter data into a computer quickly and accurately
  • Comfortable with office equipment including a computer, telelphone, scanner, calculator, and photocopier
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to think analytically
EducationGED / High School Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Data Entry Salaries

Average Base Pay

$36,624 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$27K
Median: $37K
$50K
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Data Entry Career Path

Learn how to become a Data Entry, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Data Entry Clerk I
$51,471/yr
L2
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Data Entry Insights

Read what Data Entry professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Capitol Honda
Data Entry
Aug. 9, 2021

“Good and friendly environment for work.it is near to my home and one of the best place to work”

KumonKumon
Data Entry Clerk
Apr. 23, 2021

“I love working with flexible schedule and it was a very convenient part time job that i enjoyed”

Cheddar's Scratch KitchenCheddar's Scratch Kitchen
Part time job from home
Oct. 4, 2020

“People wasn’t too nice and I felt I didn’t get a fair change starting off.”

Digital Geomatica
Data Entry Operator
Jan. 19, 2020

“Flexible working hours and no minimum target completion makes this the best data entry typing job for me.”

Raising NatureRaising Nature
Data Entry Clerk
Oct. 29, 2021

“No stress at work and no much pressure by the superiors if you do your job perfectly.”

GustoGusto
Data Entry
Jun. 2, 2021

“This company is really flexible with your work schedule exactly what I needed with small children”

Senior Living Media
Data Entry
Jul. 18, 2020

“I hate having a job where I'm so far above my boss it's ridiculous.”

Computer AidComputer Aid
Data Entry Specialist
Aug. 17, 2021

“Nothing low pay keep looking if possible but if you have no other choice its a good temporary position.”

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