Typist Salary

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.

$22,129 - $148,380
$22K
$28K
$150K
MEDIAN: $28,230
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50%
90%

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$9.24 - $18.98
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.14
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90%

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$0$148K
Salary $22,129 - $148,380
Bonus $550
Total Pay (?
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$19,708 - $47,678
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.24 - $18.98
Overtime $22.73
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $550
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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$19,708 - $47,678
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Typist


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Advancing into an Administrative Assistant role seems to be a popular career move for Typists, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $31K per year.

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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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Key Stats for Typist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Typist Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Late-Career
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 47%
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