Data Processor Salary

An average Data Processor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.03 per hour. Total cash compensation to Data Processors approaches anywhere from $22K on the lower end to $44K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Data Processors report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,358 - $52,624
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MEDIAN: $34,824
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$10.06 - $18.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,358 - $52,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,902  
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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$21,775 - $43,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $18.90  
   
Overtime
$14.51 - $28.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,902  
   
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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$21,775 - $43,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 515
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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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As Data Processors transition into upper-level roles such as Database Administrator, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Database Administrators earn $67K on average per year. Data Processors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Data Analysts or Office Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Processor


Data Processors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Data Processing, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Outlook and Typing. Those proficient in Data Entry are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Data Processors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $30K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $32K on average. Data Processors bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $39K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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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Experience Affects Data Processor Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Data Processor Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Data Processing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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