Data Processor Salary (United States)

Data Processors in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $13.43 per hour. Pay starts at $9.88 per hour and can approach $18.23 on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all—around one in five lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Data Processors making up 71 percent of workers. Most Data Processors report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Data Processor Salary (?
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$24,390 - $49,639
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MEDIAN: $33,872
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Data Processor Salary (?
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$9.88 - $18.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,390 - $49,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Profit Sharing
$16.50 - $1,300  
Total Pay (?
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$21,085 - $42,358  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $18.23  
   
Overtime
$13.21 - $25.39  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$16.50 - $1,300  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,085 - $42,358  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 418
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Job Description for Data Processor

Data processors are responsible for processing data and running computer processes on behalf of their organization. They must possess strong analytical skills to find required information by making logical deductions from the presented data. Data processors are in charge of working with software professionals documenting scripts and computer processes, as well as writing accurate, detailed reports based on the processed data. Their main responsibilities also include reconciling data from processors, developing applications for further monitoring, and relaying information to upper management as necessary. Data processors also document data errors and help train new users, as well as troubleshoot problems using a personal computer and maintain and update databases as required.
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Data Processor Tasks
  • Liaise with internal and/or external individuals to provide the necessary information in the proper format.
  • Answer requests and provide detailed information and analyses.
  • Sort and process incoming documents or data by forwarding, coding, transforming into standard format, etc.
  • Verify and validate reports, data, or documents.

Common Career Paths for Data Processor

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Data Processors may receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Database Administrator position may earn an additional $37K per year. Career advancement for Data Processors often leads to becoming Data Analysts or Registered Nurses, where they can earn $18,690 or $25K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Data Processor

Data Processors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Microsoft Office and Data Processing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 4 percent respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Typing. Those familiar with Data Entry also tend to know Microsoft Excel and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Processor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Data Processors with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Starting at around $29K, salaries see a boost to $31K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $33K. After a couple decades on the job, Data Processors see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $37K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within it.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Data Processors in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Data Processors will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+14 percent) and Houston (+4 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Data Processor Salaries

Late-Career
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$30,000

Skills That Affect Data Processor Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Data Processing
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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$30,000
Data Entry
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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