Typist Salary

Typists in the United States pull down an average of $13.44 per hour. Women account for the majority of Typists who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over one-half lack any form of coverage — but slightly less than one-half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. Most Typists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,513 - $41,744
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$20K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $31,167
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$8.99 - $20.39
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$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$19,513 - $41,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,244  
Total Pay (?
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$19,274 - $42,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $20.39  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,244  
   
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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$19,274 - $42,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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.


For Typists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $26K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $32K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 54%