Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salary

Earnings for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in the United States come in at around $54K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Electronic Data Interchange Specialists bottoms out near $32K and approaches $84K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Electronic Data Interchange Specialists (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12.95 - $28.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,287 - $86,037  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,250  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$32,086 - $84,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $28.91  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $36.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$32,086 - $84,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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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Electronic Data Interchange Specialists who go on to become Electronic Data Interchange Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Electronic Data Interchange Managers is $70K annually.

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Popular Skills for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist


Electronic Data Interchange Specialists only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know GENTRAN can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 45 percent above average. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $42K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $53K on average. On average, Electronic Data Interchange Specialists make $67K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+31 percent), Chicago (+24 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in Columbia report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 26 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Austin (19 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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