How Much Do Word Processors and Typists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Word Processors and Typists

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$42630 per year
Hourly wage
$20 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,650 to $34,570 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Word Processors and Typists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,650 to $34,570 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Word Processors and Typists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $28 $59,240
Senior (Top 25%) $24 $49,640
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $41,050
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $34,570
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $28,650

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $27 $56,440
MA $25 $52,890
CT $23 $48,150
CO $23 $47,980
CA $23 $47,630
MN $22 $46,110
WA $22 $45,700
DE $22 $45,310
RI $22 $44,880
NJ $21 $44,670

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Word Processor and Typist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Word Processors and Typists are in the states of DC, MA, CT, CO and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Legal Services $55790 $26.82
Scientific Research and Development Services $53330 $25.64
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $50270 $24.17
Outpatient Care Centers $49120 $23.62
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $46790 $22.50
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $46600 $22.41
Real Estate $45430 $21.84
Junior Colleges $45180 $21.72
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $44750 $21.51
Management of Companies and Enterprises $44460 $21.38
Offices of Physicians $44340 $21.32
Federal Executive Branch $44090 $21.20
Local Government $43940 $21.13
Insurance Carriers $43620 $20.97
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $43610 $20.97
Office Administrative Services $43160 $20.75
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $43120 $20.73
Elementary and Secondary Schools $42810 $20.58
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $41530 $19.97
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $41460 $19.93
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $40550 $19.49
Employment Services $40360 $19.40
State Government $39900 $19.18
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $39470 $18.97
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $39050 $18.77
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $38700 $18.61
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $36990 $17.78
Business Support Services $36760 $17.67
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $36500 $17.55
Civic and Social Organizations $35960 $17.29

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