A Word Processor / Typist earns an average wage of $15.28 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Word Processing and Microsoft Office.
Word Processor / Typist Total Pay (?
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$26,616 - $61,954
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62K
MEDIAN: $39,640
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Word Processor / Typist Total Pay (?
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$9.92 - $24.38
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,616 - $61,954  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $2,655  
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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$21,070 - $57,930  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $24.38  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $51.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$850 - $2,655  
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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$21,070 - $57,930  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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Job Description for Word Processor / Typist
  • Edits completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.
  • Maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve, update and delete documents.
  • Use word processor/computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy or voice recording.
Pay by Experience Level for Word Processor / Typist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Word Processor / Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$35,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Word Processor / Typist Salaries

Word Processing
up arrow 32%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 21%
National Average
$35,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%
Typing
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
32%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 27%
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