Data entry jobs are provided mostly by business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, whose clients are banks, public utility services, multinational and national companies who sell various products and services. Data entry salary for starters can be anything from Rs.7000/- to Rs.32,000. While big outsourcing companies like Wipro BPO, Genpact, WNS Global Services, etc. are among top 25 players pay reasonably good remuneration, smaller companies pay data entry workers extremely low wages.

Here is an overview of data operator salary shelled out by some of the leading enterprises on monthly basis:

Company Industry Serving Salary Range
Aegis Limited Banking, Telecom Rs.17200 – 32,200
FirstSource Solutions Limited Govt, MNCs, Telecom Rs.18,200 – 30600
Genpact Limited MNCs, Banks, Insurance Rs.18,000 – 33500
HCL Technologies Ltd MNCs, Telecom, Banks, Govt Rs.21,500 – 35,000
Hinduja Global Solutions Banks, Tour & Travel, MNCs Rs.19500 – 28,000
Infosys BPO Servcies MNCs, Banks, Telecom Rs.22,000 – 38,000
Intelenet Global Services Ltd MNCs, Banks, Insurance Rs.17500 – 28,000
Mphasis Ltd Healthcare, Telecom Rs.20,000 – 31,000
Serco Global Services Ltd Consumer Products, Healthcare Rs.21,000 – 31,000
Wipro BPO MNCs, IT, Banks, Telecom Rs.22,000 – 34,000
WNS Global Services Banking, Telecom Rs.17500 – 28,000


Though there is limited scope to exploit different fields here, you might as well specialize in one or two of them and be paid accordingly:

Speciality or Skills Average Monthly Salaries
Microsoft Office INR 13800 – INR 27300
Web Based INR 15238 – INR 30500
Typing Software INR 14500 – INR 28500

The average pay of data entry operator quite naturally heads upward with experience:

Experience Average Annual Salaries
Less than a year INR 91000 – INR 268200
1-4 years INR 136000 – INR 280000
5-9 years INR 190600 – INR 324000
10-19 years INR 214000 – INR 410500

Pay structures are designed in accordance with the varying costs of living in different cities. Let’s find out more on this:

Cities Average Annual Salaries
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 118000 – INR 320000
Kolkata West Bengal INR 96000 – INR 242500
Mumbai Maharashtra INR 124800 – INR 304700
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 94000 – INR 272000
Chennai Tamil Nadu INR 108000 – INR 296800
New Delhi Delhi INR 136000 – INR 336400
Pune Maharashtra INR 108000 – INR 306400

Male and female data entry operators have different slabs as well:

Gender Average Annual Salaries
Female 88000 – Rs 268500
Male 96000 – Rs 312600

Data entry salaries based on different degrees stand something like this:

Degree/Certification Average Annual Salaries
B Com INR 112000 – INR 305600
Bachelor of Arts INR 102500 – INR 298600
12th Std INR 84000 – INR 180000

As the name itself suggests, data entry means you have to enter or else modify a bulk of data provided by the company either in MS Word or Excel or in any software.
It also might entail retyping of the data provided to the hard or soft copy. Let us find out the different aspects of data entry remunerations in India.

There is a decent scope for data entry operators both in government and private sectors.

Perks and Benefits of Data Entry Job

Data entry jobs may mostly be available as part time options, where you will not enjoy usual benefits like cash bonus, profit sharing, paid leaves (both casual and medical) etc. However if you are going for a full time job, do find out from your respective employers whether you are entitled to the aforementioned benefits asides from others like medical insurance, retirement benefits like pension gratuity etc.

Qualification, Qualities or eligibility

You can apply for these jobs right after you have finished your plus two or your college. A sound knowledge of MS word and MS Excel are generally required coupled with decent typing speed.

*Salaries and benefits are subject to change without prior notice..