Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salary

The average Electronic Data Interchange Specialist in the United States earns approximately $57K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,671 - $88,592
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MEDIAN: $56,601
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$13.13 - $27.61
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,671 - $88,592  
   
Bonus
$0.42 - $5,518  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$33,261 - $87,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $27.61  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $39.45  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.42 - $5,518  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$33,261 - $87,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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Job Description for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist

The electronic data interchange (EDI) specialist's main objective is to develop, coordinate, implement, and manage all EDI-related developments for their organization. They are responsible for analyzing and designing specifications used for enhancements and extensions in EDI applications, interfaces, and mappings. They coordinate all EDI testing, implementations, and upgrades. Additionally, the EDI specialist serves as the primary link between the business and any data-trading partners; they work with all trading partners to determine the type of data they would like to trade and develop guidelines and specifications for data exchange.

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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Tasks

  • Analyze, design and develop specifications for enhancements and extensions to electronic data interchange application interfaces and maps.
  • Test, implement and maintain EDI transactions.
  • Provides technical expertise and support for EDI communications.

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Popular Skills for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist


Electronic Data Interchange Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with GENTRAN and EDI are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Excel as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Electronic Data Interchange Specialists. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $56K. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,339

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For those looking to make money, Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 104 percent above the national average. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+41 percent), Seattle (+34 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), and Irvine (+23 percent). Compared to the national average, Columbia Electronic Data Interchange Specialists have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Salt Lake City and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist?

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist in Augusta:
"Completing puzzles!"
Pros: I enjoy the problem solving aspect of the world. Coming up with unlikely solutions. My reward is starting off with a task that may have looked unsolvable, but proving otherwise.
Cons: Workload. I believe in attention to detail, but under employed staff cause some work to be rushed and jobs not completed to the fullest potential.

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Key Stats for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salaries

▲43%

▲22%

▲9%

National Average
$51,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salaries

▲24%

EDI
▲7%


Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


Customer Service
▼20%

Microsoft Excel
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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