The average Typist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.70 per hour. There are far more female Typists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$21,975 - $90,000
$34K
MEDIAN: $33,500
50%

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$9.70 - $20.43
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.70
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$33,500  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$20,066 - $51,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $20.43  
   
Overtime
$29.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$20,066 - $51,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Typist


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Typists who go on to become Administrative Assistants may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Administrative Assistant, an upper-level role, pays $31K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Typist

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $24K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $25K. Typists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. For some reason, Typists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $31K.

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Key Stats for Typist

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
025
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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