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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salary

Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $54K annually. Overall cash earnings for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists stretch from $32K on the lower end to $83K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Electronic Data Interchange Specialists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,265 - $84,512
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$85K
MEDIAN: $53,725
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$12.89 - $27.58
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$13
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,265 - $84,512  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,873  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $5,128  
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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$32,038 - $83,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.89 - $27.58  
   
Overtime
$18.54 - $37.19  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,873  
   
Profit Sharing
$789 - $5,128  
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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$32,038 - $83,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist


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At the upper end, Electronic Data Interchange Specialists who move into an Electronic Data Interchange Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Electronic Data Interchange Managers is a much higher $70K per year.

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Popular Skills for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist


Electronic Data Interchange Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know GENTRAN can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 45 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also 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.


Electronic Data Interchange Specialists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $42K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $52K. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $78K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Electronic Data Interchange Specialists, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+30 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Electronic Data Interchange Specialists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in Columbia bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Austin and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less).

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salaries

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EDI
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%