Data Processor Salary

Median pay for Data Processors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.65 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Data Processors survey respondents are women (71 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Data Processors. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,610 - $50,079

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$9.99 - $18.29

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,610 - $50,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,481  
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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$21,433 - $42,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $18.29  
   
Overtime
$13.77 - $26.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,481  
   
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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$21,433 - $42,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 451
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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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While not commonly seen, Data Processors who transition into a Database Administrator position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Database Administrators is $67K per year. Career advancement for the typical Data Processor often leads to becoming a Data Analyst or a Registered Nurse; median salaries in these positions are $19K higher and $25K higher, 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 Word, Data Processing, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Typing. For most people, competency in Data Entry indicates knowledge of 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $29K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $32K. On average, Data Processors make $34K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Data Processor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $39K.

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 28%



National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Data Processor Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Data Processing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

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 97 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%
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