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Typist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Typist is $12.59 per hour.
Typist Salary (?
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$19,352 - $39,453
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MEDIAN: $30,165
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Typist Salary (?
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$8.66 - $20.18
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,352 - $39,453  
   
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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$18,471 - $41,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.66 - $20.18  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$18,471 - $41,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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

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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 54%