Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salary

Average Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in the United States make around $53K annually. 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 years of experience. Men working as Electronic Data Interchange Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Job satisfaction for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,226 - $85,796
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$36K
$53K
$86K
MEDIAN: $53,485
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$13.00 - $28.96
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,226 - $85,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $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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$32,202 - $83,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $28.96  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $36.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $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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$32,202 - $83,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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.

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Popular Skills for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist


Electronic Data Interchange Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know GENTRAN can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 45 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. 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.


Electronic Data Interchange Specialists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $42K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $52K. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $76K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Electronic Data Interchange Specialists, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+32 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in Columbia earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (19 percent lower) and Austin (17 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




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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$50,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%
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