Enter your search term

Search by title or post keyword

How to Find (and Land) Data Entry Jobs From Home

Our website is supported by our users. We sometimes earn affiliate links when you click through the affiliate links on our website

Contact us for Questions
Table of Contents
image of a three bar image for the table of contents on www.myjobsearch.com posts

Table of Contents

If you’re a job seeker looking for a part-time or full-time position and want the flexibility to work from home, you might have already considered looking into data entry jobs.


As our world becomes more and more digitized, the need for data entry is a steady and ever-growing need, allowing people to enter any number of fields, from finance to medical studies to academia to journalism.

In this article we’ll look at data entry jobs, the different types of jobs that fall in the field, skills that make someone attractive to firms hiring for data entry jobs, how to stand out while putting together an application, and reliable and trustworthy places to look for jobs.

Plus, we’ll show you how to avoid scams while applying to jobs.

Browse Data Entry Positions Now

Data Entry Jobs - CTA

Looking for open data entry jobs?

We've aggregated hundreds of open positions, all into one place. Browse open local or remote data entry positions today.

What Are Data Entry Jobs?

Data entry jobs run the gamut but, for the most part, rely on taking real-world data points (which could be numbers, voice recordings, handwritten notes, etc.) and then putting that into a digital format.

These jobs could range from entry-level work earning minimum wage to senior-level management positions overseeing strategy and execution.

Salaries vary, but a study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that data entry specialists earn a mean wage of $15 an hour, though that can vary based on the field and can rise based on special skills.

Medical transcriptionists, for example, average $16 an hour, and those who specialize in word processing average over $19 an hour.

Data entry work is attractive for a lot of people who need flexibility with their job because it often can be done remotely.

Many data entry positions are designed to be done by independent contractors, and many employers simply rely on a set amount of work to be done each week, allowing workers to set their own schedules and work on their time.

For those looking for a second job or something that can be done during off hours, work-from-home data entry jobs can be a good way to bring in supplemental income or get a full-time gig.

Different Types of Data Entry Jobs

Data entry positions run the gamut, and are usually organized by skills needed and the fields they relate to.

All of these jobs listed have room for growth, and data entry can often lead into work in database management, project management, clerical work, and more.

Data Entry Clerks

Data entry clerks do standard data entry work, and can apply to a number of fields, from accounting to employment services to local government.

The data points are often numbers, compiled by hand or in different file formats, that need to be processed and organized into usable databases.

Jobs are often listed for a data entry clerk (sometimes called a data entry operator or data entry specialist) and can run from temp work – accountants often need additional help during tax time, for example – to a full-time data processing job.

Medical Transcription

The digitization of medical records is a massive undertaking that many doctor’s offices and hospitals are working constantly to keep up with.

Records must be properly filed and adhere to medical coding standards that could help save people’s lives.

Medical scribes, sometimes referred to as medical coding jobs, are positions that pay gig workers and employees to input this data into various types of systems that medical staff can then easily access and use.

Typist or Word Processing Specialist

Journalists, academics, entrepreneurs, lawyers, marketing executives…all people who need help taking audio files and transcribing them into clean copy.

Typists and word processing specialists can command higher salaries with the ability to quickly and cleanly transcribe large amounts of text.

This may take special training, but the skills can allow you to work in a variety of businesses, from large law firms to major universities to nationally syndicated newspapers.

Data entry can also be one of the responsibilities that is a part of a larger job, such as an office assistant, administrative assistant, court reporter, or a customer service representative.

The jobs listed above are more likely to be part time or contract work, but may give you much more flexibility to work at home.

This type of work is great for gig workers seeking jobs for people with anxiety, or somebody in search of online jobs for college students.

Skills Needed to Thrive in Data Entry

Data entry workers can succeed with a wide variety of personality and work traits, but there are a few things that help to succeed in the field.

There are practical data entry skills, such as basic computer skills and typing skills.

You will often get bonus points for having a strong working knowledge of word processing software and spreadsheet software, especially Microsoft Excel.

People who thrive in data entry are usually task oriented, have a high amount of self-discipline, and enjoy focusing in on a task and find comfort in routine.

Being detail-oriented is vital, as data that is entered is only good if it’s accurately done.

Organization and time management skills are also majorly important.

For many data entry jobs, people don’t work set hours but are rather paid by their output.

If you can remain focused and on-task, you stand to earn much more than if you are someone who is easily distracted and struggles to remain committed to finishing the task at hand.

How to Avoid Scams

Make sure you double check with companies and find ones that don’t take advantage of data entry professionals.

If a company asks you for money up front to get set up with the job, that’s a major red flag.

If the amount of money in salary offered seems too good to be true, odds are that’s because it is.

Unfortunately, no company is going to offer you $50 to $100 an hour for entry level data processing work, and if a company says they do, that should be a warning that this is most likely a disreputable firm.

Be especially wary if they are asking for personal information or requesting banking information.

How to Stand Out While Applying for a Job in Data Entry

On your resume, list your education – many data entry jobs ask for a high school diploma, but it’s not necessary for all – as well as previous experience, especially data entry experience.

If you are applying for a job as a typist or transcriptionist, the job application may ask you for your WPM, or words-per-minute typing rate.

If you don’t know yours, there are free wpm calculators online that can tell you that quickly. (Plus they’re pretty fun!)

The team at Zety put together some recommendations for skills that you should highlight on a resume to land a job in data entry.

These include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Proficient at typing and transcription
  • Computer and technical skills (including software knowledge)
  • Organizational and time management abilities
  • Administrative skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking

Our team has also put together a few functional resume tips that show you how to put together a winning case to land a data entry job.

Where to Look for Data Entry Jobs

If you are on a job search, the first and best way to get started is to know exactly what job type and job title you are looking for.

Be realistic about your own experience and skills.

Be honest about what type of job you could thrive at, review the options above, and try to find something that fits in with your passions.

If you’re looking for home data entry jobs, make sure to check if the listing is for remote work or virtual work, and many postings will let you know if you can set your own schedule before you apply.

There are several job postings sites that are reliable when it comes to listing positions in data entry, including Monster.com, Glassdoor, and ZipRecruiter.

These all allow you to search for online data entry jobs, filter for remote work, set job alerts for positions that open up in your field, and more.

FlexJobs is a website that specializes in jobs made for people who telecommute or want to work from home, and by being committed to only listing jobs on that front, you know that you will find location-flexible gigs.

While they may not have the breadth of options that the other jobs sites have, if working from home is important to you, FlexJobs is a nice resource.

When it comes to companies that are often hiring in data entry, Clickworker is a firm that offers remote jobs with flexible schedules.

They ask people to provide online data entry services from filling out surveys, correcting online text, or organizing online data.

Scribie is another company that is always looking to hire for transcription work.

Their audio transcription rate is $5–$25 per hour, focusing on short files that are 10 minutes or less.

They also offer monthly bonuses of $5 for every three hours completed, and allow workers to set their own schedules and telecommute.

They pay direct by Paypal and you can withdraw whenever and as often as you’d like.

Other companies hiring for remote data entry jobs include:

  • Upwork: a freelance platform that allows businesses to source services directly from gig workers
  • Fiverr: Fiverr is also a freelance marketplace, with categories that include typing, transcription, and data entry
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk: Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform pays gig workers per task they complete, making data entry a great candidate
  • Babbletype: this company hires gig workers to remotely transcribe things into clean, readable type

Current Data Entry Job Openings

Data Entry

  • CompanyBCForward
  • LocationOshkosh
Data Entry Location: Oshkosh WI Expected Duration: 4 + Months Shift: Monday through Friday 100% Onsite Description: Performs a variety of tasks associated with optional products and early termination ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyTec West Irvine
  • LocationHuntington Beach
We are seeking to add a Data Entry Clerk to our team! You will be responsible for accurate data entry, file maintenance, and record keeping. Responsibilities: * Enter variety of data using current ... Read More

Data Entry Operator

  • CompanyDeployed Services
  • LocationCarrizo Springs
The Data Entry Operator will enter data and perform other related duties. Essential Functions: * Retrieve source files and work from the data center each day * Verify and log the receipt of data and ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyStaffmark
  • LocationIrvine
Staffmark has an onsite Data Entry Clerk position just for you in Irvine, CA. This temp, part-time opportunity is a great way to expand your skills and secure your confidence in the workplace. If you ... Read More

Data Entry Operator

  • CompanyCONDUENT
  • LocationMonticello
ONSITE - Data Entry OperatorDo you have a great attention to detail?Enjoy Excellent Training, Career Opportunities, a Great Culture, and Great Benefits OT as Required You'll put your skills to work ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist

  • CompanyAppleOne
  • LocationHawthorne
Operate data entry devices, such as a keyboard or 10-key pad. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing. Duties?/?Responsibilities: NEED TO SEE DATA ENTRY ON RESUME ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist

  • CompanyAcro Service Corp
  • LocationPhoenix
Data Entry Specialist Duration :: 2 + Months (Possible Tenure Extension) Pay rate :: $14 - $16 per hr Location :: Phoenix, AZ 85007 Schedule :: Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM Job Responsibilities * The position ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyAppleOne
  • LocationMount Pleasant
Our client is currently seeking a Data Entry Clerk to become an integral part of their company's operations. If you possess excellent data entry skills, a keen eye for accuracy, and the ability to ... Read More

Data Entry / Customer Service Specialist

  • CompanyMarquee Staffing - CB
  • LocationSan Marcos
The position has heavy data entry (up to 8 hours per day) and requires a typing speed of at least 50+ words per minute. Important: Good attendance is required. Must be able to catch on quickly and ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyLHH Recruitment Solutions
  • LocationLos Angeles
Data Entry Clerk LHH is currently seeking a Data Entry Clerk with 2 or more years of experience for a full-time job at an exciting tech startup company in Santa Monica, CA. This is a contract-to-hire ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist- Chicopee, MA

  • CompanyLHH Recruitment Solutions
  • LocationChicopee
Data Entry Specialist- Chicopee, MA LHH is proactively recruiting for an Data Entry Specialist position in Chicopee, MA. This position is a Contract (Temp). 100% onsite, the anticipated pay range is ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist

  • CompanyMedia Placement Services, Inc.
  • LocationKenner
Part time person needed Saturday and Sunday 7am to noon to process computer records in our Kenner office. You must be detail-oriented and accurate. Keyboarding skills, and thorough knowledge of ... Read More

Data Entry for Wholesale Appliance Contractor

  • CompanyBens Appliance Sales
  • LocationLodi
We are seeking an office specialist to join our team! An ideal candidate must have excel, word and outlook. Also good customer service skills, administrative and clerical experience and be flexible ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyManpower
  • LocationIndio
Data Entry Clerk Location: Indio, Ca Pay Range: $19-$21.00 What's the Job? * Generates reports, store completed work in designated locations and perform back operations * Review data for deficiencies ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist

  • CompanyThe Salvation Army USA Western Territory
  • LocationPhoenix
Data Entry Specialist, Donor Data Operations Center LOCATION: The Salvation Army, 2707 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona SUPERVISOR: Territorial Director, Donor Data Operations Center STATUS ... Read More

Data Entry

  • CompanyBig 5 Corp
  • LocationEl Segundo
The Data Entry position will coordinate with management to ensure an orderly work flow between departments. You will represent the company in a professional manner communicating with vendors, upper ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyGolden Ratio Management Corporation
  • LocationTexas City
We are seeking a dedicated, organized Data Entry Clerk to help us transfer large volumes of information into our new database and keep our records current when we collect new data. You must be detail ... Read More

Data Entry

  • CompanyTop Stack
  • LocationKing of Prussia
We are seeking to add a Data Entry to our team! You will be responsible for accurate data entry, file maintenance, and record keeping. Responsibilities: * Enter variety of data using current ... Read More

Data Processor

  • CompanyStaffmark
  • LocationPortland
Data Processor Job Details * Report onsite * Pay | $19 per hour * Part-time | Monday 8 AM - 6:30 PM ... Between September 18 and November 26, employees receive an automatic contest entry for every week ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyCanadian Solar
  • LocationMesquite
The Data Entry Clerk is responsible for accurately entering and updating data into the company's database or systems. The role requires attention to detail, speed, and accuracy to ensure the ... Read More

Remote WFH Full Time Data Entry Clerk - Typing - Part Time Entry Level

  • CompanyPath Engineering
  • LocationConverse
Role As a Remote Data Entry Clerk (also known as Data Entry Operator, Data Entry Specialist), you'll play a key role in maintaining and updating our database with accuracy and precision. Your duties ... Read More

Data Entry Officer

  • CompanyEssentialdesigns
  • LocationAustin
We are seeking a detail-orient Data Entry Officer to represent an internationally recognised brand, voted as one of the TOP 5 "Best Places to Work" in the Property, Construction and Transport ... Read More

Part-Time Data Entry Specialist (Accessioner)

  • CompanyCatapult Health
  • LocationDallas
Data entry of patient information in an accurate and timely manner * Accurately identify and label specimens * Rack specimens to prepare them for processing * Meet department activity and production ... Read More

Office Assistant/Data Entry Clerk - Remote

  • CompanyJbc
  • LocationUnited
We are seeking to add an Office Assistant/Data Entry Clerk to our team! You will be responsible for accurate data entry, file maintenance, and record keeping. Responsibilities Answer incoming calls ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyKnowledge Builders
  • LocationAlbany
Data Entry Clerk: This is a full time and 100% onsite position. Responsibilities * Inputting accurate information into database * Checking data for accuracy and completeness * Organizing and ... Read More


  • LocationSan Angelo
Understand data entry requirements of all funding streams * Understand customer requirements of all funding streams * Conduct recruitment (outreach) of customers through use of the MIS: * TANF ... Read More

Data Entry - Typist Part-Time - Work Online - Remote

  • CompanyJbc
  • LocationUnited
Data Entry - Typist Part-Time - Work Online - Remote Job Summary We are seeking dedicated and detail-oriented individuals to join our team as part-time Data Entry Typists. As a remote worker, you ... Read More


  • CompanyNational Training Company, Inc.
  • LocationTustin
***** FULL-TIME DATA ENTRY CLERK - $20.00/HR-40 hours per week - (TUSTIN) ***** National Training Company, Inc. is looking for a Data Entry Clerk. This is a great opportunity to start a career in ... Read More

Admin, Data Entry & Customer Service Positions

  • CompanyAccounting & Finance Professionals
  • LocationPhoenix
If you have administrative, clerical, data entry or customer service experience and are interested in working in a government admin role, please apply and one of our Recruiters will follow up with ... Read More

Bilingual Data Entry

  • CompanyVtct
  • LocationBrea
Description We are currently seeking a Bilingual Data Entry specialist to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for capturing all necessary data accurately and efficiently. The ideal ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyVtct
  • LocationBeverly Hills
Description Our company is seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Data Entry Clerk. In this role, you will be responsible for accurately inputting data into ... Read More

data entry

  • CompanyFaheyhartmannanddare
  • LocationSan Francisco
We are seeking a detail-oriented and highly organized Data Entry Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for accurately inputting and maintaining various types of data ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist

  • CompanyApplicantPro
  • LocationEagle Mountain
As a part-time Data Entry Clerk, you'll have the flexibility to work from home while earning a starting wage of $12 per hour . In addition, you'll have access to exceptional benefits and perks ... Read More

Data Entry and Quality Assurance Specialist

  • CompanyOne Community Health - CA
  • LocationSacramento
Data Entry and Quality Assurance Specialist The Data Entry and Quality Assurance Specialist works with the HIV Program to enter confidential public health data, while ensuring validity and accuracy ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyElectronics Row
  • LocationWheat Ridge
As a Data Entry Clerk, you will be responsible to prepare and sort documents for data entry, entering data into database software and checking to ensure the accuracy of the data that has been ... Read More

Data Entry - Medical Records

  • CompanyHomecenters
  • LocationSan Jose
Description We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented data entry specialist to join our team as a Data Entry - Medical Records staff member. The successful candidate will be responsible ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist

  • CompanyHomecenters
  • LocationSan Diego
As a Data Entry Specialist, you will be responsible for accurately entering data into our database and maintaining accurate records. The ideal candidate is a proactive problem-solver who is able to ... Read More

Customer Service / Data Entry Specialist

  • CompanyGet Me Healthcare
  • LocationScottsdale
Customer Service / Data Entry Specialist Location: Scottsdale Salary: $15-$17 per hour (Plus Bonuses based on performance) About Us: GetMeHealhcare is a leading Health insurance company dedicated to ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyTEKtalent Inc
  • LocationRemote
We are seeking to add a Data Entry Clerk to our team! You will be responsible for accurate data entry, file maintenance, and record keeping. Responsibilities: * Enter variety of data using current ... Read More

Bilingual Office Assistant | Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyPerpetual Labor Sourcing LLC
  • LocationEuless
Bilingual Office Assistant | Data Entry Clerk * Position Location: Euless, TX * Position Type: Full or Part-Time * Work Week | Hours: Mond - Frid 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM * Hourly Pay Range: $13.00 - $15.00 Read More

Data Entry Specialist

  • CompanyBiamp
  • LocationPortland
The Data Entry Specialist is responsible for compiling, evaluating, comparing, and entering data in various systems and business tools. They are also responsible for organizing data in a meaningful ... Read More

Trucking/Logistics Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyDavis Trucking, LLC
  • LocationSan Diego
The Data Entry clerk ensures the accurate and efficient transfer of data to and from multiple sources and systems to streamline the completion of services. This role is responsible for updating the ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist / Yard Support

  • CompanyMDJC Inc.
  • LocationMcClellan Park
Data Entry Operator / Yard Support Key Responsibilities: * Data Entry - Strong Excel Skills * Conduct inventory of utility poles stored in bunk locations. * Inventory inbound and outbound loads to ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist ($25.00-30.00/hr)

  • CompanyExpress Employment Professionals
  • LocationSan Jose
Apply data entry requirements per customer's operating procedures. * Communicates with Management or Planners to resolve questions, inconsistencies or missing data. * Save/Scan all documents Skills ... Read More

Data entry clerk

  • CompanyGL2M Engineering
  • LocationArtesia Wells
We are looking to hire a dynamic data entry specialist to join our company's remote administrative department. In this role, you'll be responsible for entering client information into our electronic ... Read More

Data Entry Specialist

  • CompanyKnightsbridgesolutionsus
  • LocationTucson
The ideal candidate will have experience with data entry and data management, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and possess strong communication and analytical skills. As our Data ... Read More

Data Entry Clerk

  • CompanyKnightsbridgesolutionsus
  • LocationLos Angeles
Description As a Data Entry Clerk in the Information Technology and Services industry, you will be responsible for accurately inputting and updating various data and information into our company ... Read More

Data Entry Operator (LOCAL ONLY)

  • CompanyMaking A Difference Foundation
  • LocationTacoma
Data Entry Operator responsibilities include collecting and entering data in databases and maintaining accurate records of valuable company information. Our ideal candidate has essential data entry ... Read More

Data Entry- Urgent hiring

  • CompanyPRIDE Healthcare
  • LocationBurlington
The Science Team with Russell Tobin and Associates is hiring a Data Entry to our client's facility based out of Burlington, NC! 6+ months contract role, * Job Responsibilities Read source documents ... Read More

Employee Data Entry Specialist I

  • CompanyNesco Resource, LLC
  • LocationTempe
Inputs clients employee new hire related information and other data entry items into the payroll system to ensure client's employees are set up accurately and in accordance with procedures. Audits ... Read More

Find the Right Data Entry Job

If you’re looking for a way to bring in extra money, a work-at-home data entry position can give you the flexibility you need to bring in extra income while setting your own hours and avoiding a commute.

Most jobs require only a good internet connection, a working computer, and basic typing skills.

Find a job that interests you in a field you’re passionate about, and data entry can be a reliable source of income and allow you to enter a field you love.

Leave a Comment

Back to all Posts

Explore More within MyJobSearch

My Job Search
Get to work faster with jobs for felons curated for you.
post explore
post explore

Explore Resumes

Browse our templates to find one that matches your personality.