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Data Entry Clerks

Earnings

The median annual income for data entry keyers was $29,460 in May 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The department also reported that, at the low end of the scale, the lowest 10 percent of data entry clerks earned $20,030 or less. The highest paid 10 percent earned $44,140 or more. Salaries for these workers can vary depending on their employer, the complexity of their job duties, and their level of training. In addition, incomes tend to vary by state or territory, with salaries in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Hawaii, Connecticut, and Massachusetts being the highest. Salaries for federal and local government employees are comparable to those in the private sector. Full-time and some part-time employees can expect benefits such as medical insurance, sick leave, and paid vacation.

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