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Typist Salary

Earnings for Typists in the United States come in at around $13.61 per hour on average. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Female Typists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents.
$19,671 - $41,157
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MEDIAN: $30,722
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$9.31 - $20.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,671 - $41,157  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$19,852 - $41,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Hourly Rate
$9.31 - $20.24  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $29.36  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
   
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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$19,852 - $41,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $29K. Typists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Typists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $32K.

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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 55%