Word Processor / Typist Salary

Median pay for Typists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.91 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Typists make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Most Typists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too.

$28,809 - $76,642
$29K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,832
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50%
90%

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$11.12 - $24.66
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$28,809 - $76,642  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
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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$24,128 - $65,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $47.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2,750  
   
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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$24,128 - $65,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Job Description for Word Processor / Typist

The typist, or word processor, is hired by various types of companies, usually in the administrative department of the company. Most organizations are looking for applicants with a high school diploma, although others do not have any education requirements. Similarly, many organizations do not require any previous experience in this field, although it would be helpful to have some experience working in an office or administrative department. The job will take place in an office setting. The well-qualified typist should, in addition to being able to type accurately and quickly, have knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products, as well as a general know-how of most office equipment.

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Word Processor / Typist Tasks

  • Use word processor/computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy or voice recording.
  • Maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve, update and delete documents.
  • Edits completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.

Common Career Paths for Word Processor / Typist


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Typists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Legal Word Processor. The average Legal Word Processor brings home $54K per year. Given that the median pay is $31K, it may be surprising to find that an Administrative Assistant is the most common role for Typists to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Executive Assistant role — which pays $46K — is also typical for Typists, though less common by comparison.

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Pay by Experience Level for Word Processor / Typist

Pay by Experience for a Word Processor / Typist has a positive trend. An entry-level Word Processor / Typist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Word Processor / Typist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Word Processor / Typist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 27 salaries. A Word Processor / Typist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 31 salaries.

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Key Stats for Word Processor / Typist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Word Processor / Typist Salaries

▲26%

▲17%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Word Processor / Typist Salaries

Word Processing
▲22%


National Average
$37,000

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 24%