Salary for Word Processors and Typists

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Also known as:  Clerk Typist, Dictaphone Typist, Legal Transcriptionist, Statistical Typist, Transcription Typist, Typist, Word Processor helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Word Processors and Typists prepare letters, reports, mailing labels and other materials using a keyboard and word processing machinery. The Word Processing equipment is able to check the format of the document as well as correct grammar and spelling errors, adjust pages, adjust margins and more. A Word Processor is usually not limited to just this one function and will perform many clerical duties around the office. Of course it is necessary to understand how to operate Word Processing software to work in this position. A good command of the English language is also essential, with a high school diploma and general clerical skills.

A Word Processor and Typist usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $28,650 - $59,240 based on the level of education. usually get a salary of fourty-two thousand six hundred and thirty dollars per year.

can receive the best pay in District of Columbia, where they get job pay of just about $56,440. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive compensation, on average, of $50,240.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.50 percent nationwide in that time.


Word Processors and Typists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Transportation and Warehousing