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How Much Does a Typist Earn In The United States?

Typist Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$29,000
$26,000
$29,000
$33,000
The average typist makes about $29,769 per year. That's $14.31 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $26,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $33,000. Many of typists seem to be drawn to insurance and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case typists tend to work at insurance, education, and finance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut pay typists the highest salaries.
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Where Typists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where typists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Typists Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for typists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Idaho, Georgia, and Alabama.
Location
1. Buffalo, NY
$32,279
Avg. Salary
$25k
$38k
2. Des Moines, IA
$28,399
Avg. Salary
$25k
$38k
3. Minneapolis, MN
$28,285
Avg. Salary
$25k
$38k

High Paying Typist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Typists The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Buffalo Public Schools and Iowa Department of Natural Resources as they offer the highest salaries for typists.
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Typist Salary History

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    How Much Do Typists Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a typist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for typists tend to be found in insurance, education, and finance companies. In fact, typists can make a yearly salary of $31,127 while working for insurance companies.
    1. Insurance
    $31,127
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $35k
    2. Education
    $30,951
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $35k
    3. Finance
    $30,692
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $35k
    4. Government
    $30,261
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $35k
    5. Real Estate
    $29,485
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $35k
    6. Retail
    $29,341
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $35k

    How Experience Affects Typist Salaries

    The salary for a typist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Typist
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    Delray Beach, FL
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    03/27/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
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    Greeley, CO
    Greeley, CO
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
    03/25/2021
    Typist-Advanced
    Typist-Advanced
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    Council Bluffs, IA
    03/20/2021
    03/20/2021
    $29,952
    $29,952
    03/20/2021
    Typist 10
    Typist 10
    Ithaca, NY
    Ithaca, NY
    03/20/2021
    03/20/2021
    $21,612
    $21,612
    03/20/2021
    Typist-Perm/Provisional School #206, RB
    Typist-Perm/Provisional School #206, RB
    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    03/17/2021
    03/17/2021
    $35,131
    $35,131
    03/17/2021
    Typist-Advanced
    Typist-Advanced
    Council Bluffs, IA
    Council Bluffs, IA
    01/05/2021
    01/05/2021
    $29,952
    $29,952
    01/05/2021
    Typist-Spanish Speaking-Perm/Provisional-School #79, RB
    Typist-Spanish Speaking-Perm/Provisional-School #79, RB
    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    12/17/2020
    12/17/2020
    $35,669
    $35,669
    12/17/2020
    Typist Advanced
    Typist Advanced
    Des Moines, IA
    Des Moines, IA
    11/19/2020
    11/19/2020
    $29,952
    $29,952
    11/19/2020
    Typist-School #95-Perm/Provisional, RB
    Typist-School #95-Perm/Provisional, RB
    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    11/18/2020
    11/18/2020
    $35,131
    $35,131
    11/18/2020
    Typist-School #32-Temporary, RB
    Typist-School #32-Temporary, RB
    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $35,131
    $35,131
    10/30/2020