Data Processor Salary

Median pay for Data Processors in the United States is around $14.82 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Data Processors survey respondents are women (71 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,531 - $55,267
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MEDIAN: $36,334
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$10.69 - $20.57
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$0$55K
Salary $24,531 - $55,267
Bonus $389.16 - $4,085
Profit Sharing $1,400
Total Pay (?
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$23,365 - $47,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.69 - $20.57
Overtime $15.90 - $33.68
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $389.16 - $4,085
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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$23,365 - $47,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 338

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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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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 a much higher $67K per year. A common career progression for a Data Processor is to become a Data Analyst or an Office Manager. Compared to Data Processors, the first group earns $19K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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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 Excel, Data Processing, Customer Service, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Typing, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Outlook. Those familiar with Data Entry also tend to 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: $32,287

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

Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Data Processors, 23 percent above the national average. Data Processors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+21 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Denver (+12 percent), and Charlotte (+9 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Data Processors is geography, with workers in San Antonio earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (15 percent lower) and Raleigh (10 percent lower).

Data Processor Reviews

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

Data Processor in Fort Worth:
"Fantastic."
Pros: Everything and the people I work with are amazing. Great Company.
Cons: Notbing of note, just want better pay.

Data Processor in Tampa:
"Excellent, good coworkers, good Management, good company."
Pros:
Cons:

Data Processor in Detroit:
Pros: The work is easy.
Cons: The co workers.

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.

Data Processor in Brea:
"Salary search."
Pros: The drive.
Cons: High Pressure, all about making the owner lots of money! Truely unappreciated.

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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 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Data Processor Salaries

▲24%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$32,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Data Processor Salaries


National Average
$32,000

Data Processing
▼2%

Customer Service
▼2%

▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Microsoft Outlook
▼4%


Typing
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 20%
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