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How Much Can You Make Doing Data Entry From Home?

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If you have administrative skills and enjoy working from a home-based office, the field of data entry could be an appropriate choice. These professionals contract work from employers and perform their job by telecommuting. Although there are no individual statistics for those who work from home, according to Payscale, the earnings for all data entry workers can be above average.

Job Knowledge

Your expertise in the field of data entry could help determine your salary. According to a September 2010 finding by Payscale, workers with at least one year of experience are earning from $25,204 to $34,339 a year. After five years, professionals are reporting earning up to $35,553. After 10 years, data entry clerks report earning up to $38,507.

Type of Employer

Employer choices can play a part in how much you earn performing data entry work at home. According to a September 2010 survey by Payscale, contracting work from a private practice, such as a physician, could net an income of $25,188 to $42,000 a year. Working for a nonprofit organization could pay less, with those workers reporting top incomes of $31,096.

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Location

There could be a substantial difference in your salary potential according to where you live and work. According to a September 2010 finding by Payscale, people performing data entry duties in Atlanta are claiming some of the highest salaries, ranging form $27,500 to $41,500 a year. Some of the lowest-earning data entry clerks are working in Philadelphia, where earnings top out at $30,968 a year.

About the Author

Sherry Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University and has been writing for more than a decade. She is a full-time government reporter in Sumner County, Tenn.

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