Data Processor Salary

The average Data Processor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.68 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Data Processors is high. Roughly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Most Data Processors survey respondents are women (71 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,425 - $50,205
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,257
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$9.98 - $18.38
(Median)
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,425 - $50,205  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,467  
Profit Sharing
$8.17 - $1,109  
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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$21,394 - $42,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $18.38  
   
Overtime
$13.82 - $26.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,467  
   
Profit Sharing
$8.17 - $1,109  
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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$21,394 - $42,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 448
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Data Processors sometimes become Database Administrators, where the average income is $67K per year. Data Processors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Data Analysts or Registered Nurses. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $25K 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, Data Processing, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


For many Data Processors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $29K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $32K. For Data Processors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. 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.

Data Processor Reviews

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

Late-Career
up arrow 28%



National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Data Processor Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Data Processing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 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
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%
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