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Data Processor Salary

Average Data Processors in the United States make around $13.58 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Data Processors survey respondents are women (72 percent). Work is enjoyable for Data Processors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$24,481 - $49,542
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MEDIAN: $33,824
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$9.88 - $18.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,481 - $49,542  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,420  
Profit Sharing
$8.17 - $983  
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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$21,117 - $41,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $18.18  
   
Overtime
$13.73 - $25.95  
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 - $2,420  
   
Profit Sharing
$8.17 - $983  
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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$21,117 - $41,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 417
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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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At the upper end, Data Processors who move into a Database Administrator role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Database Administrators is $67K per year. Data Analysts or Registered Nurses are common next-step roles for Data Processors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Data Analysts is $19K higher on average, and it's $25K higher for Registered Nurses.

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Popular Skills for Data Processor


Survey results suggest that Data Processors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Data Processing, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $29K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $32K. For Data Processors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. 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 $38K.

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Experience Affects Data Processor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%



National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Data Processor Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Data Processing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%