What does a Data Entry Clerk 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
36%
2 - 4
26%
5 - 7
2%
8+
36%

Common Skill Sets

Typing
Excellent Communication
Microsoft Office Suite
Word Processing
Attention To Detail
Time Management
Spreadsheets
Database

Data Entry Clerk Seniority Levels

L2
Data Entry Clerk
$2,972,777/yr
L4
Staff Data Entry Clerk
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Office Administrator
12% made the transition
Administrative Assistant
44% made the transition
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Data Entry Clerk Salaries

Average Base Pay

$33,523 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$24K
Median: $34K
$41K
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