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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of word processors and typists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
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|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|South Dakota|| |