Women make up the vast majority of Typists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.08 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Most Typists report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$22,129 - $148,380|
|Total Pay (||$19,708 - $47,678|
|Hourly Rate||$9.24 - $18.98|
|Total Pay (||$19,708 - $47,678|
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.Read More...
Experience and education requirements vary by employer. While some employers may require neither relevant education nor experience, some employers require at least a high school diploma or equivalent and/or experience in a related position. Generally, the typist needs to be able to type at a high rate of speed, with companies requiring anything from 35 to 85 words per minute, with minimal mistakes. The employer's industry determines what industry-specific knowledge the typist must have; for example, in the medical industry, the typist should understand basic medical terminology and patient privacy regulations. The typist should be efficient, able to work in a demanding and fast-paced environment, and have excellent communication skills. The position may lead to promotions to other clerical positions and/or receiving raises for performing more duties. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Typist
Pay by Experience for a Typist has a positive trend. An entry-level Typist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Typist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Typist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 16 salaries. A Typist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 14 salaries.
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