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Word Processors and Typists Salary Information

The salary statistics of word processors and typists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of word processors and typists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The word processors and typists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Word Processors and Typists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,770
25th Percentile Wage
$32,850
50th Percentile Wage
$39,740
75th Percentile Wage
$48,420
90th Percentile Wage
$58,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for word processors and typists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) word processors and typists is $58,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,770. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 116% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of word processors and typists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,740
2.52% 11.25%
2016
$38,740
2.92% -
2015
$37,610
2.42% -
2014
$36,700
1.85% -
2013
$36,020
2.08% -
2012
$35,270
- -

Table 2. Word Processors and Typists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of word processors and typists in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for word processors and typists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $59,140. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $30,920).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$59,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$44,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,360
Educational Services
$40,870
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,660
Finance and Insurance
$40,430
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,660
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,610
Transportation and Warehousing
$38,040
Manufacturing
$37,420
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,230
Construction
$35,790
Retail Trade
$35,160
Wholesale Trade
$34,690
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,060
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$34,020
Information
$30,920

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Word Processors and Typists by States

From the above tables we note that not only word processors and typists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of word processors and typists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,050 to $47,410. The highest paying state for word processors and typists is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $47,410. The lowest paying state is South Dakota with a median annual salary of $24,050. For more salary information of word processors and typists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$47,410
California
$46,210
Alaska
$43,530
Washington
$43,460
Illinois
$43,030
Kansas
$42,690
West Virginia
$42,680
Delaware
$42,260
Massachusetts
$42,020
Rhode Island
$41,770
Connecticut
$41,430
Wisconsin
$41,250
Vermont
$41,230
New Jersey
$41,170
New York
$40,870
Virginia
$40,520
Iowa
$39,750
Michigan
$39,720
Maine
$39,080
Oregon
$39,040
Ohio
$38,950
Maryland
$38,910
Kentucky
$38,670
Minnesota
$38,620
South Carolina
$38,160
Colorado
$38,000
Texas
$36,370
North Carolina
$36,280
Arkansas
$35,800
Pennsylvania
$35,440
Arizona
$34,250
Hawaii
$34,060
Nevada
$34,040
Nebraska
$33,770
New Mexico
$33,720
Alabama
$33,670
Georgia
$33,270
Montana
$32,850
Tennessee
$32,360
New Hampshire
$32,250
Wyoming
$32,040
Missouri
$31,930
Oklahoma
$31,910
Indiana
$31,790
Utah
$30,860
Florida
$30,550
Guam
$29,960
Louisiana
$28,110
North Dakota
$27,860
Puerto Rico
$27,540
Idaho
$26,470
Mississippi
$26,090
South Dakota
$24,050



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