Data Processor Salary (United States)

Data Processors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.43 per hour. The range in pay spans from $9.88 per hour to $18.23. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although most have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, 21 percent claim no health benefits at all. Most Data Processors are women (71 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Data Processor Salary (?
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$24,390 - $49,639
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MEDIAN: $33,872
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Data Processor Salary (?
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$9.88 - $18.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,390 - $49,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Profit Sharing
$16.50 - $1,300  
Total Pay (?
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$21,085 - $42,358  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $18.23  
   
Overtime
$13.21 - $25.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$16.50 - $1,300  
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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$21,085 - $42,358  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 418
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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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For Data Processors, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Database Administrator will earn $37K more than someone not as far along in their career. Data Processors typically move into roles as Data Analysts or Registered Nurses, where they can expect an extra $18,690 or $25K per year.

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Popular Skills for Data Processor

Data Processors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Microsoft Office and Data Processing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 4 percent respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Typing. Most people experienced in 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 with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Standard salaries begin at $29K and can reach $31K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $33K after 10 to 20 years. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Data Processors after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $37K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Data Processors, 25 percent above the national average. Data Processors will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+14 percent) and Houston (+4 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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Experience Affects Data Processor Salaries

Late-Career
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$30,000

Skills That Affect Data Processor Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Data Processing
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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$30,000
Data Entry
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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