Typist Salary

Typists in the United States can expect wages of $13.80 per hour on average. While some workers in this profession — just under one-half — do not have any health coverage, just over a half do receive medical benefits and roughly two in five have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Typists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent.

$19,727 - $40,547
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$41K
MEDIAN: $31,632
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$9.71 - $20.45
(Median)
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$14
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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 many Typists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $32K on average.

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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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