Typist Salary

For Typists, hourly average wages total $13.86 per hour. Women make up the vast majority of Typists (85 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Some workers in this field — roughly one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by two in five. For the most part, Typists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,266 - $42,712

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$9.55 - $20.42

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Salary
$19,266 - $42,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
Total Pay (?
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$19,671 - $42,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $20.42  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $29.59  
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$0.00 - $1,212  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,671 - $42,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Job Description for Typist

Typists hold general data-entry positions and are employed by a large variety of companies, such as those in medicine, education, and the private sector. Because typists may work in many fields, each employer will likely require a different knowledge base. Additionally, while positions are available for just data entry, some typists may also be asked to handle some clerical responsibilities, such as greeting customers, answering phones, and responding to emails. The typist generally works at a desk on the computer for their entire shift; knowledge of basic computer programs, such as the Microsoft Office suite, is required for this position.

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Typist Tasks

  • Print, copy, and distribute work as needed.
  • Engage additional clerical duties as needed (mail sorting, errands, reception work).
  • Type up documents for office operations (reports, ad copy, voice recordings, etc.).

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Pay by Experience Level for Typist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $26K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $32K.

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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 50%
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