Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salary

The average Electronic Data Interchange Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $57K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Electronic Data Interchange Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,561 - $88,228
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MEDIAN: $56,551
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$13.21 - $27.14
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,561 - $88,228  
   
Bonus
$440.42 - $5,667  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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$33,168 - $86,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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$13.21 - $27.14  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $38.93  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$440.42 - $5,667  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$33,168 - $86,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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


Survey results suggest that Electronic Data Interchange Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with GENTRAN and EDI are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Excel as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 78 salaries. An Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,643

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Electronic Data Interchange Specialists, 106 percent above the national average. Electronic Data Interchange Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+43 percent), Seattle (+36 percent), Chicago (+28 percent), and Irvine (+25 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Electronic Data Interchange Specialists in Columbia earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Workers in Salt Lake City and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salaries

▲45%

▲23%

▲11%

National Average
$51,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist Salaries

▲26%

EDI
▲9%


Microsoft SQL Server
▲2%

National Average
$51,000


Customer Service
▼18%

Microsoft Excel
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 14%
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