Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

43-9022 Word Processors and Typists

Use word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned. Excludes "Data Entry Keyers" (43-9021), "Secretaries and Administrative Assistants" (43-6011 through 43-6014), "Court Reporters" (23-2091), and "Medical Transcriptionists" (31-9094).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
68,660 1.5 % $18.61 $38,710 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.16 $14.92 $18.08 $21.89 $25.85
Annual Wage (2) $25,290 $31,040 $37,610 $45,530 $53,760


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 21,830 0.41 $19.88 $41,340
State Government (OES Designation) 10,590 0.48 $17.71 $36,840
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,100 0.11 $18.24 $37,950
Business Support Services 3,920 0.43 $14.67 $30,520
Legal Services 3,630 0.32 $21.31 $44,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 10,590 0.48 $17.71 $36,840
Business Support Services 3,920 0.43 $14.67 $30,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 21,830 0.41 $19.88 $41,340
Legal Services 3,630 0.32 $21.31 $44,330
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 510 0.22 $17.65 $36,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 40 0.01 $24.66 $51,290
Rail Transportation 70 0.03 $23.74 $49,380
Other Information Services 90 0.04 $23.28 $48,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $22.61 $47,030
Legal Services 3,630 0.32 $21.31 $44,330


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,950 1.03 2.07 $21.56 $44,850
New York 14,620 1.63 3.27 $18.64 $38,780
Pennsylvania 6,670 1.17 2.35 $16.64 $34,620
New Jersey 5,210 1.33 2.68 $19.88 $41,350
Florida 2,600 0.33 0.66 $14.55 $30,270



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 14,620 1.63 3.27 $18.64 $38,780
New Jersey 5,210 1.33 2.68 $19.88 $41,350
Hawaii 750 1.21 2.43 $15.69 $32,630
Pennsylvania 6,670 1.17 2.35 $16.64 $34,620
California 15,950 1.03 2.07 $21.56 $44,850



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 500 0.17 0.33 $24.34 $50,630
District of Columbia 270 0.40 0.80 $23.27 $48,400
Delaware 110 0.24 0.49 $22.01 $45,780
California 15,950 1.03 2.07 $21.56 $44,850
New Jersey 5,210 1.33 2.68 $19.88 $41,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,150 2.47 4.97 $21.81 $45,350
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,380 0.83 1.67 $19.82 $41,230
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,370 2.64 5.31 $20.84 $43,340
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 1,370 2.52 5.05 $17.62 $36,650
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,340 3.06 6.16 $17.52 $36,440
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,320 1.14 2.29 $20.50 $42,640
Pittsburgh, PA 1,160 1.03 2.06 $17.23 $35,830
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,150 3.66 7.34 $16.89 $35,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,110 0.85 1.70 $20.55 $42,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,050 1.19 2.40 $16.59 $34,510



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 900 4.03 8.10 $20.19 $42,000
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,150 3.66 7.34 $16.89 $35,140
Kingston, NY 190 3.32 6.67 $17.54 $36,490
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 130 3.19 6.41 $15.51 $32,260
Ocean City, NJ 120 3.14 6.31 $19.53 $40,620
Syracuse, NY 930 3.09 6.21 $17.17 $35,710
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,340 3.06 6.16 $17.52 $36,440
Utica-Rome, NY 360 3.00 6.03 $17.19 $35,760
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 380 2.74 5.51 $19.08 $39,690
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,370 2.64 5.31 $20.84 $43,340