Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salary

For Electronic Data Interchange Specialists, yearly average wages total $56K annually. Total cash compensation to Electronic Data Interchange Specialists bottoms out near $32K and approaches $88K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Electronic Data Interchange Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Electronic Data Interchange Specialists (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,196 - $87,921
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$37K
$56K
$88K
MEDIAN: $56,325
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$13.25 - $34.91
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,196 - $87,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,428  
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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$32,455 - $87,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $34.91  
   
Overtime
$19.48 - $37.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,428  
   
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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$32,455 - $87,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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 using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know GENTRAN can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 35 percent above average. Those listing Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $67K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,162

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Electronic Data Interchange Specialists will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 104 percent. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+42 percent), Boston (+42 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), and Irvine (+19 percent). Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in Columbia report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in Atlanta and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 15 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
$51,000


Skills That Affect Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salaries

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EDI
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Microsoft SQL Server
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$51,000

Data Analysis
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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
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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