Salary for Word Processors and Typists

Also known as:  Clerk Typist, Dictaphone Typist, Legal Transcriptionist, Statistical Typist, Transcription Typist, Typist, Word Processor

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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 or Typist can expect salaries of between 24000 and 36000 depending on the level of experience. Word Processors and Typists can receive an average wage of Thirty Four Thousand Two Hundred dollars each year.

Word Processors and Typists can receive the best compensation in Massachusetts, which has salary pay of close to about $39250. Professionals that work in this career can obtain the highest compensation in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get average pay levels of $56080.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.84 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Word Processors and Typists tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $56,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $40,670
Transportation and Warehousing $40,480
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $38,860
Educational Services $35,000
Public Administration $34,360
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $26,070
Information $29,110
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $30,020
Wholesale Trade $31,330
Construction $31,520
Other Services (except Public Administration) $31,540
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