Word processors & typists

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Total Workforce
274k
Average Age
42
Average Salary
$32,398
Average Male Salary
$35,539
Average Female Salary
$31,725

About

Word processors & typists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Word processors & typists was $32,398 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Word processors & typists by wage are Plasterers & stucco masons, Etchers & engravers, and Dental assistants.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Word processors & typists are Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO, Collierville Town & Germantown City PUMA, TN, and Sioux Falls City PUMA, SD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Word processors & typists are Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO, Collierville Town & Germantown City PUMA, TN, and Mesa City (East) PUMA, AZ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Word processors & typists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Word processors & typists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Word processors & typists, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Word processors & typists are paid most in Hempstead Town (North Central)Meadowbrook Corridor PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,398
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,499

In 2018, Word processors & typists earned an average of $32,398, $21,490 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Plasterers & stucco masons make somewhat more than Word processors & typists while Etchers & engravers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Word processors & typists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.374
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Word processors & typists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.374, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Word processors & typists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Word processors & typists.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

274k
2018 Workforce
± 12,847
-3.53%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.8%

The number of people employed as Word processors & typists has been declining at a rate of -3.53%, from 284,338 people in 2017 to 274,300 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Word processors & typists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Word processors & typists at  6.55%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 6.4% and Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 4.94%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Word processors & typists in the US. The average age of male Word processors & typists in the workforce is 35.9 and of female Word processors & typists is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Word processors & typists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

48.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,402
226k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 11,660

82.3% of Word processors & typists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Word processors & typists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Word processors & typists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

58.3% of Word processors & typists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.4% of Word processors & typists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Word processors & typists.

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Age by Gender

35.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.54
43.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.8

The median age of Word processors & typists is 42, and Male employees are generally 7.41 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Word processors & typists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Word processors & typists is Business but a relatively high number of Word processors & typists hold a major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Word processors & typists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Word processors & typists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Word processors & typists need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics.

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