Data entry clerks (NOC 1422)

About this job

Data entry clerks:

  • input coded, statistical, financial and other information into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
  • work in the private and public sectors
Common job titles
  • clerk, control - data processing
  • clerk, payment entry / input
  • computer equipment
  • EDP (electronic data-processing) operator
  • interpreting machine
  • processor, data
  • clerk, control - data processing
  • clerk, payment entry / input
  • computer equipment
  • data entry
  • EDP (electronic data-processing) operator
  • interpreting machine

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$38,584

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Data entry clerks:

  • receive and register invoices, forms, records and other documents for data entry
  • input data into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
  • import and/or export data between different kinds of software
  • check accuracy and completeness of data
  • identify, label and organize electronic storage media
  • maintain libraries of electronic storage media

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, hospital or school.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • completion of secondary school may be required
  • college or other courses in data entry may be required.

Skills

  • Clerical Ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Finger Dexterity
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Business Administration/Management/Commerce

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Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
50
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
3,260
Average annual employment growth:
1.1%
Expected number of job openings:
1,190
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
260
Average annual employment growth:
0.8%
Expected number of job openings:
90
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
580
Average annual employment growth:
0.7%
Expected number of job openings:
200

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to senior positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.