Order Processor Salary
Average Order Processors in the United States make around $13.76 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Female Order Processors make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Job satisfaction for Order Processors is high. The data in this summary comes from 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
Professional skills reported by Order Processors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Data Entry, Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Shipping. Those educated in Data Entry tend to be well versed in 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.
For many Order Processors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $30K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.
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