Data Processors in the United States pull down an average of $14.31 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Data Processors. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,446 - $55,884
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MEDIAN: $34,757
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$10.40 - $19.68
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,446 - $55,884  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $3,010  
Profit Sharing
$1,119  
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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$22,918 - $44,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $19.68  
   
Overtime
$15.37 - $32.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$206.08 - $3,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,119  
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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$22,918 - $44,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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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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Data Processors who go on to become Database Administrators may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Database Administrators is $67K annually. Data Processors typically move into roles as Data Analysts or Office Managers, and those positions pay $20K more and $7K more, respectively.

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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, Microsoft Word, Customer Service, and Microsoft Outlook are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office 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.


For many Data Processors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $30K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $32K. Data Processors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $40K.

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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 Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Outlook
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National Average
$31,000

Data Processing
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Data Entry
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Typing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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