Median pay for Typists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.76 per hour. Women make up the vast majority of Typists (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Typists is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$27,426 - $38,660
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$32K
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MEDIAN: $32,300
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$9.79 - $20.67
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$32,300  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$20,281 - $51,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $20.67  
   
Overtime
$30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$20,281 - $51,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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.).

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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Typists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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