$48,560
Avg. Salary
$16.81
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Word Processor / Typist is $16.81 per hour.

The average pay for a Word Processor / Typist is $48,560 per year.

$12
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$17
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$30
90%
MEDIAN $17
$25k
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$49k
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$66k
90%
MEDIAN $48,560
$25,368 - $66,005
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MEDIAN: $48,560
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$11.53 - $29.61
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$0$66K
Salary $25,368 - $66,005
Bonus $400 - $4,000
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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$24,857 - $65,402
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $11.53 - $29.61
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $16.13 - $56.50
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $400 - $4,000
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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$24,857 - $65,402
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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. More often than not, an Administrative Assistant role is the next step for Typists moving up in the field. Pay for Administrative Assistants is usually $31K. Many Typists choose to take on an Executive Assistant role instead, where salaries are typically $46K.

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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.

Word Processor / Typist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Word Processor / Typist?

Word Processor / Typist in El Paso:
"Secure city to live."
Pros: Very fast to get at a workplace.
Cons: The salary is to low, there is not many jobs.

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Key Stats for Word Processor / Typist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
36%

Experience Affects Word Processor / Typist Salaries

▲23%

▲14%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Word Processor / Typist Salaries

Word Processing
▲19%


National Average
$38,000

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%