Typist Salary

The larger portion of Typists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.00 per hour. Job satisfaction for Typists is high. While some workers in this profession — about two in five — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance.

$23,726 - $129,000
$36K
MEDIAN: $36,000
50%

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$9.77 - $20.48
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,000  
   
Bonus
$550  
Total Pay (?
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$20,303 - $52,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $20.48  
   
Overtime
$29.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$550  
   
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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$20,303 - $52,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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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For Typists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Typists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Administrative Assistant.

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Pay by Experience Level for Typist

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $25K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $27K. For Typists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $31K by contrast.

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Key Stats for Typist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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