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Data Processor Salary

Data Processors in the United States can expect wages of $13.66 per hour on average. In the world of Data Processors, total cash compensation can vary between $21K and $42K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $2K and $4K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Data Processors making up 71 percent. While some workers in this profession — about one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. For the most part, Data Processors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,389 - $50,079
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,287
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$9.97 - $18.30
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$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,389 - $50,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $3,973  
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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$21,366 - $42,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $18.30  
   
Overtime
$13.36 - $26.20  
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 - $2,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $3,973  
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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$21,366 - $42,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 443

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Database Administrator, where median compensation is $67K annually. 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 imply that Data Processors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Data Processing, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Typing. It is often found that people who know Data Entry are 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 Data Processors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $32K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $29K. Data Processors see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $39K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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 4%

Data Processing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%
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