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Typist Salary

Median pay for Typists in the United States is around $13.58 per hour. Most Typists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Some workers in this field — more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little less than half and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. Women account for the majority of Typists who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,352 - $42,412
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$42K
MEDIAN: $31,632
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$9.02 - $20.37
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$19,352 - $42,412  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$19,217 - $42,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.02 - $20.37  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$19,217 - $42,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


Typists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Typists make a median salary of $31K. As Typists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $32K.

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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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
31%
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%
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