National » Office and Administrative Support » Word Processors and Typists

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,140
25th Percentile Wage
$32,030
50th Percentile Wage
$38,740
75th Percentile Wage
$47,110
90th Percentile Wage
$55,810

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 $55,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,140. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 113% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of word processors and typists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,7402.92%8.96%
201537,6102.42%-
201436,7001.85%-
201336,0202.08%-
201235,270--

Table 2. Word Processors and Typists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of word processors and typists in 15 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 $63,330. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $29,360).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$63,330
Transportation and Warehousing
$49,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,480
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,740
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,930
Manufacturing
$38,800
Finance and Insurance
$38,760
Educational Services
$38,640
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,110
Retail Trade
$36,640
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,120
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$34,910
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,220
Information
$30,660
Wholesale Trade
$29,360

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 $21,500 to $48,480. The highest paying state for word processors and typists is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $48,480. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $21,500. 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
$48,480
Washington
$46,240
California
$44,810
Delaware
$43,180
Massachusetts
$42,010
Connecticut
$41,840
New Jersey
$41,340
Vermont
$41,230
Rhode Island
$41,100
West Virginia
$40,940
Illinois
$40,850
Minnesota
$40,630
Virginia
$40,220
Alaska
$39,950
Kansas
$39,320
Michigan
$39,310
Iowa
$39,040
New York
$38,920
Colorado
$38,790
Wisconsin
$38,640
Maine
$38,190
Ohio
$38,110
Oregon
$37,600
Maryland
$37,100
Kentucky
$37,050
New Hampshire
$35,640
Texas
$35,610
South Carolina
$35,430
Pennsylvania
$35,310
Arkansas
$35,300
North Carolina
$35,050
New Mexico
$34,680
Georgia
$33,710
Arizona
$33,460
Tennessee
$33,410
Nebraska
$32,760
Montana
$32,310
Oklahoma
$32,310
Wyoming
$32,040
Alabama
$31,610
Missouri
$31,420
Hawaii
$30,790
Utah
$30,440
Nevada
$30,390
Indiana
$30,310
Florida
$29,820
Louisiana
$29,130
North Dakota
$27,860
Puerto Rico
$27,030
South Dakota
$24,050
Idaho
$23,550
Mississippi
$21,500



Related:

Highest paying states for word processors and typists

Highest paying cities for word processors and typists

Highest paying industries for word processors and typists.