The average pay will vary with the level of expertise and the job complexity. A regular job will pay you per hour and the rates can range from $10 to $20 per hour. Having higher qualifications and expertise will earn you more money, than the individual who has only basic skills. Sometimes the employer will have a fixed salary scale or a fixed project rate which is non-negotiable.
Many companies that collect data hire spreadsheet operators. These include research organizations, shopping malls that have collected data from customers, hospitals, learning institutions and recruitment agencies that hire on their behalf.