Data Processor Salary

Pay for Data Processors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.49 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Data Processors. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Data Processors making up 71 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,401 - $54,935
$24K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,027
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$10.36 - $20.25
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MEDIAN: $14.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,401 - $54,935  
   
Bonus
$384.38 - $3,122  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$22,800 - $46,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $20.25  
   
Overtime
$15.70 - $31.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$384.38 - $3,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$22,800 - $46,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 329

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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

  • Sort and process incoming documents or data by forwarding, coding, transforming into standard format, etc.
  • Verify and validate reports, data, or documents.
  • Liaise with internal and/or external individuals to provide the necessary information in the proper format.
  • Answer requests and provide detailed information and analyses.

Common Career Paths for Data Processor


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Data Processors may progress into high-paying roles like Database Administrator, where median compensation is $67K annually. Data Processors most often move into positions as Data Analysts or Office Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $20K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Processor


Survey results imply that Data Processors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Data Processing, Customer Service, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Data Entry also know Microsoft Excel and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Processor

Pay by Experience for a Data Processor has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Processor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 283 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Processor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Data Processor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 93 salaries. A Data Processor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,511

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Data Processors that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Data Processors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+24 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and Charlotte (+12 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Employers in Indianapolis and Raleigh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Data Processor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Data Processor?

Data Processor in Deerfield Beach:
"Low stress, easy tasks, enter data, run reports, time manage."
Pros: I like that I can come in do my work and go home. I like having my work scheduled and routine. I also like that I can time manage myself and keep up with tasks. Things are changing now - new systems so it allows for change and small challenges. I don't have to speak on the phone or talk all day to any of my department members. I like the independent work.
Cons: Possibly too easy for me. And also I need to be paid more money.

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Key Stats for Data Processor

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Data Processor Salaries

▲27%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Data Processor Salaries


Data Processing
▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼1%

Microsoft Outlook
▼1%


Typing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 22%