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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salary

Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $53K per year. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Electronic Data Interchange Specialists spread between $32K and $84K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Electronic Data Interchange Specialists (53 percent) who responded to the survey. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,179 - $85,226
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$85K
MEDIAN: $53,485
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$13.04 - $28.87
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$13
$18
$29
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
$36,179 - $85,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,831  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $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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$32,168 - $83,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $28.87  
   
Overtime
$18.88 - $37.03  
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 - $5,831  
   
Profit Sharing
$795 - $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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$32,168 - $83,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Electronic Data Interchange Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually.

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Popular Skills for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist


Survey results show that Electronic Data Interchange Specialists typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know GENTRAN command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 45 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Electronic Data Interchange Specialists. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $42K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $52K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $66K in this role. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists, 45 percent above the national average. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+30 percent), New York (+27 percent), Chicago (+24 percent), and Minneapolis (+20 percent). Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in Columbia take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Atlanta (19 percent lower).

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




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$50,000


Skills That Affect Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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