Order Processor Salary
Earnings for Order Processors in the United States come in at around $13.89 per hour on average. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most Order Processors survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of Order Processors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Order Processor
An order processor is responsible for taking a customer's order and inputting its details into their company's system or registry to prepare that order for dispatch. They may also be required to keep inventory of the stock on hand, as well as inspect the arrival of stock for defects (to know whether the order should be accepted or rejected). In some cases, inventory and ordering are manually inputted onto paper and orders are made over the telephone; in other cases, the entire process is steamlined online, meaning a familiarity in computer usage is required.Read More...
An order processor generally works indoors in an office setting, with minimal physical requirements. It is important that the order processor pay close attention to detail, because human error could lead to the company being over- or understocked. It's also important that they have the ability to work quickly and accurately, to ensure the ordering process is as smooth as possible. Generally, order processors work during regular business hours. They interact with colleagues within the company, and they may also work with representatives from different companies via email or telephone when placing an order.
A formal university education is rarely required for an order processor, but a high school diploma or equivalent may be needed for this role. It may also be beneficial to have experience in business inventory. Applicants are typically expected to be familiar with basic computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite.
Order Processor Tasks
- Receive, analyze and process customer orders.
- Responds to internal questions and issues related to order.
- Ensure terms and delivery information are correct.
- Assist the operations team to meet delivery deadlines.
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Popular Skills for Order Processor
Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Order Processors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Data Entry, Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Shipping. Most people experienced in Data Entry also know Customer Service and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Order Processor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Order Processors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $30K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $31K. Order Processors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $34K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.
Pay Difference by Location
Fort Lauderdale offers some of the highest pay in the country for Order Processors, 35 percent above the national average. Order Processors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+12 percent) and New York (+3 percent).
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