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.

What responsibilities are common for Data Entry jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Data Entry jobs?
  • 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Data Entry Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹15,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹10T
Median: ₹15T
₹30T
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Data Entry Career Path

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Data Entry Clerk
₹2,13,285/yr
Senior Data Entry Clerk
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Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
36%
2 - 4
26%
5 - 7
2%
8+
36%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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
9 Aug 2021

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

Zeetech Management & MarketingZeetech Management & Marketing
Data Entry
4 Jun 2022

“And I'm gonna as a part time worker which is good number in salary.”

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Data Entry Operator
25 Aug 2022

“And I'm gonna apply as a part time worker which is good number in salary.”

Alr Manpower Services
Data Encoder/Data Entry
25 May 2021

“My experience with them was fantastic and I'm hoping to have the opportunity to work with them again.”

SelfEmployed.com
Data Entry Clerk
24 Jun 2022

“Pandemic destroyed income opportunities and I was forced to suspend operations while migrating to Canada..”

HMA (Healthcare Management Administrators)HMA (Healthcare Management Administrators)
Data Entry
9 Apr 2022

“Was a terrific job where I was trained thoroughly and able to work from home.”

Raising NatureRaising Nature
Data Entry Clerk
29 Oct 2021

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

Weyland-Yutani
Deep Space Network Operations and Data Entry Analyst
14 Jun 2022

“The pay is quite good and you get to explore interesting places around the world.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Data Entry

When working as a Data Entry, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Typing, Excellent Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Word Processing and Attention To Detail.

The most similar professions to Data Entry are:
  • Administrator On Duty
  • Office Administrator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Data Entry is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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