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Data Entry Operator

Keep reading to discover how to become a data entry operator in the information technology sector. Included below is information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Data Entry Operator is $41,000 - 59,000 annually


Data entry operators provide a variety of services related to the manual processing of information such as text or codes. The workforce has been fairly stable over the past five years and is expected to decrease slightly from 57, 700 in 2017 to 55, 000 by 2022. It is anticipated that 34, 000 job openings will be available over this period.

Read more about the information technology industry.

Key skills

Data entry officers are skilled in clerical work. Depending on their job role they may perform tasks such as transcribe verbal information, proofread and correct copy, code data or maintain data storage systems.

  • Strong computer literacy including the ability to navigate databases
  • Attention to detail
  • Create data backups
  • Assist authorised co-workers to access information within the database or storage
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Good grammar, punctuation and numeracy skills.

Quick facts

Working as a data entry officer could prove to be a solid career choice. Here are some facts about a career as a data entry officer.

  • Average Hours Worked
    35.6 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; public administration and safety; and professional, scientific and technical services
  • Average qualification level
    20.8% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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