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Word Processor and Typist Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $9.71 $14.15 $20.83
  Annual $20,200 $29,400 $43,300
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Word Processors and Typists Use word processor/computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned. Include composing data keyers. Exclude “Data Entry Keyers”, “Secretaries and Administrative Assistants”, “Court Reporters”, and “Medical Transcriptionists”.