Data entry clerks perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Receive and register invoices, forms, records and other documents for data capture
B. Input data into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
C. Import and/or export data between different kinds of software
D. Verify accuracy and completeness of data
E. Identify, label and organize electronic storage media
F. Maintain libraries of electronic storage media
1. Public administration - 17.0%
2. Finance and insurance - 14.0%
3. Information and cultural industries - 9.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 7.0%
5. Transportation and warehousing - 7.0%
6. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 7.0%
7. Retail trade - 6.0%
1. Completion of secondary school may be required.
2. College or other courses in data entry may be required.
3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate unversity degree.
1. Computer Basics - Word and Excel
The average hourly wages for Data Entry Clerks is $14.41/HR, which is below average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector and are close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.