Data entry clerks

Data entry clerks

NOC
1422

Use various methods to input data into computerized files, spreadsheets, or databases.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

67
 

Median Hourly Wage

$21.00
$14.42
Low
$27.47
High

Median Salary

$30,996
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

599
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

71%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Data entry clerks input coded, statistical, financial and other information into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools. They are employed in the private and public sectors.

Main Duties

Data entry clerks perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Receive and register invoices, forms, records and other documents for data capture
  • Input data into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
  • Import and/or export data between different kinds of software
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of data
  • Identify, label and organize electronic storage media
  • Maintain libraries of electronic storage media.

Also Known As

  • data control clerk
  • data entry operator
  • data input clerk
  • data processor
  • payment entry clerk
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • College or other courses in data entry may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

84.4%
Female
15.6%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

7.8%
15-24
18.0%
25-34
27.3%
35-44
25.8%
45-54
18.0%
55-64
3.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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1.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
31.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
2.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
50.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
14.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

20.6%
Public administration
18.3%
Transportation and warehousing
11.1%
Retail trade
50.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

15.70%
Northeast
33.10%
Southeast
26.00%
Southwest
21.30%
Central
3.90%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$32,821
Northeast
$30,706
Southeast
$30,857
Southwest
$36,264
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$23.00
$12.50
Low
$26.00
High

Southeast

$21.00
$14.42
Low
$27.47
High
No Data Available

Central

$21.00
$14.42
Low
$27.47
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$30,996

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$36,428

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$30,996

Newfoundland

$35,906

Prince Edward Island

$29,537

Nova Scotia

$24,279

Canada

$29,993
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

67
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

66
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

210
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

216