Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salary

Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $53K annually. Final cash compensation to Electronic Data Interchange Specialists varies from around $32K to approximately $84K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Electronic Data Interchange Specialists making up 51 percent of survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,271 - $85,526
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$86K
MEDIAN: $53,301
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$12.98 - $29.00
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$13
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,271 - $85,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,173  
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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$32,186 - $83,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $29.00  
   
Overtime
$19.21 - $36.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,173  
   
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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$32,186 - $83,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Electronic Data Interchange Specialists may progress into high-paying roles like Electronic Data Interchange Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually.

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Popular Skills for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist


Professional skills reported by Electronic Data Interchange Specialists are few in number. 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. Most people familiar with 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Electronic Data Interchange Specialists. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $52K. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $76K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists, 45 percent higher than the national average. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+31 percent), Chicago (+24 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Minneapolis (+16 percent). Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in Columbia take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less and 13 percent less, 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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National Average
$50,000


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
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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