Word Processor / Typist Salary

Earnings for Typists in the United States come in at around $15.86 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Typists make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too.

$24,240 - $67,390
$24K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,980
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$11.13 - $25.76
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.86
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$0$67K
Salary $24,240 - $67,390
Bonus $2,750
Total Pay (?
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$23,840 - $65,902
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $11.13 - $25.76
Overtime $13.91 - $47.82
Annual Data $0$65K
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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$23,840 - $65,902
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

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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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For Typists, progressing to a Legal Word Processor role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Legal Word Processor can earn $54K annually. The most common career progression for Typists leads to becoming an Administrative Assistant, where pay is typically $31K. However, many Typists also opt to become Executive Assistants, a position that pays $46K on average.

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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
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
36%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Word Processor / Typist Salaries

▲28%

▲19%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Word Processor / Typist Salaries

Word Processing
▲24%


National Average
$36,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%
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