Training Requirements for Word Processors And Typists

Word processors and typists need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Word processors and typists
Percent
Less than High School 2.9
High School 29.1
Some College 33.0
Associates Degree 13.8
Bachelors Degree 17.0
Masters Degree 3.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment Outlook for Word Processors And Typists

This represents about 90,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 14,000 less word processors and typists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.

Typical Income for Word Processors And Typists

Hourly Income

On average,word processors and typists make $19.22 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Word processors and typists $12.57 $15.40 $18.63 $22.65 $26.83
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Other office and administrative support workers $9.46 $11.60 $15.19 $19.49 $24.71
Data entry and information processing workers $10.23 $12.50 $15.38 $19.04 $23.57
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, word processors and typists make $39,970 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Word processors and typists $26,140 $32,030 $38,740 $47,110 $55,810
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Other office and administrative support workers $19,680 $24,130 $31,590 $40,550 $51,400
Data entry and information processing workers $21,290 $26,010 $31,980 $39,610 $49,030
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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