Typist Salary

The average Typist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.86 per hour. While roughly one-half report receiving no health benefits, close to one-half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. The vast majority (85 percent) of Typists who took the survey are female. Most Typists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,266 - $42,712
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$43K
MEDIAN: $31,881
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$9.58 - $20.42
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$19,266 - $42,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
Total Pay (?
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$19,812 - $42,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $20.42  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
   
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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$19,812 - $42,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $32K on average.

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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 51%
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