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 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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,240
Utilities
$48,050
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$44,460
Construction
$44,030
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,810

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$36,310
Wholesale Trade
$36,720
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$37,640
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$38,170
Transportation and Warehousing
$38,200
Information
$39,030