Data Processor Salary

An average Data Processor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.70 per hour. In the world of Data Processors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $21K and $42K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — about a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Data Processors. Most Data Processors survey respondents are women (71 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$24,290 - $49,817
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,131
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$9.97 - $18.23
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$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,290 - $49,817  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,452  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $3,973  
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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$21,349 - $42,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $18.23  
   
Overtime
$13.35 - $26.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,452  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $3,973  
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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$21,349 - $42,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 436

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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 progress into high-paying roles like Database Administrator, where median compensation is $67K annually. It is quite typical for Data Processors to transition into roles as Data Analysts or Registered Nurses, where reported median earnings are $19K and $25K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Data Processor


Data Processors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Typing. The majority of those who know Data Entry also 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $39K.

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Experience Affects Data Processor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%



National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Data Processor Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Data Processing
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National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%