Word processors & typists

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Total Workforce

284k

Average Age

42.7

Estimated Job Growth

-33.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$32,937

Average Male Salary

$36,018

Average Female Salary

$32,344

About

Word processors & typists are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Word processors & typists was $32,937 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Word processors & typists by wage are Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, and Roofers.

Word processors & typists are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Word processors & typists are Dane County (West) PUMA, WI, Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville & Lanham PUMA, MD, and Buffalo City (East) PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Word processors & typists are Buffalo City (East) PUMA, NY, Islip Town (East) PUMA, NY, and Davidson County PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Word processors & typists and on wages and locations for those in the field. 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 Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing. Word processors & typists are paid most in Hempstead Town (North Central)Meadowbrook Corridor PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Buffalo City (East) PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,937

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,457

In 2017, Word processors & typists earned an average of $32,937, $19,127 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers make somewhat more than Word processors & typists while Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators 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

0.364

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Word processors & typists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.364, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Word processors & typists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Word processors & typists

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Word processors & typists, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Justice, public order, & safety activities .

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Industries by Share

284k

2017 Workforce

± 13,079

-6.11%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.82%

The number of people employed as Word processors & typists has been declining at a rate of -6.11%, from 302,835 people in 2016 to 284,338 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Word processors & typists employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Word processors & typists at  7.43%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.92% and Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 4.97%.

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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 36.3 and of female Word processors & typists is 43.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Word processors & typists is White.

Gender Composition

45.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,260

238k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 11,978

83.9% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

68.2% of Word processors & typists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.1% of Word processors & typists, Black 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

36.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.58

43.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.752

The median age of Word processors & typists is 42.7, and Male employees are generally 7.64 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 Liberal Arts & Humanities.

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Word processors & typists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Word processors & typists are expected to see a growth of -33.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-33.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Word processors & typists. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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