Typist Salary

The average Typist in the United States earns approximately $13.80 per hour. The vast majority of Typists (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Typists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little more than half and dental insurance is reported by around two in five.

$19,727 - $40,547
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$41K
MEDIAN: $31,632
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$9.71 - $20.45
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,727 - $40,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$20,218 - $44,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $20.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.50  
Overtime
$6.00 - $31.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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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$20,218 - $44,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $26K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $30K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Typists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Typists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $32K.

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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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