Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
81,300 1.3 % $18.00 $37,440 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.05 $14.83 $17.64 $20.76 $24.12
Annual Wage (2) $25,070 $30,850 $36,700 $43,180 $50,160


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) 23,090 0.43 $18.69 $38,860
State Government (OES Designation) 19,580 0.90 $17.89 $37,220
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,640 0.12 $17.42 $36,230
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,980 0.20 $18.44 $38,360
Legal Services 3,800 0.34 $20.72 $43,100

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) 19,580 0.90 $17.89 $37,220
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 30 0.46 $19.83 $41,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 23,090 0.43 $18.69 $38,860
Legal Services 3,800 0.34 $20.72 $43,100
Business Support Services 2,760 0.31 $14.27 $29,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 210 0.19 $32.23 $67,040
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services (8) (8) $28.45 $59,180
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 50 0.01 $25.02 $52,030
Rail Transportation 50 0.02 $23.41 $48,690
Other Information Services 90 0.04 $22.27 $46,320


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 24,540 1.62 2.70 $19.43 $40,410
New York 15,680 1.78 2.96 $18.14 $37,730
New Jersey 6,830 1.76 2.93 $19.53 $40,630
Pennsylvania 6,810 1.21 2.00 $16.33 $33,960
Florida 2,870 0.37 0.62 $14.04 $29,210



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 15,680 1.78 2.96 $18.14 $37,730
New Jersey 6,830 1.76 2.93 $19.53 $40,630
California 24,540 1.62 2.70 $19.43 $40,410
Hawaii 870 1.42 2.35 $15.29 $31,800
Pennsylvania 6,810 1.21 2.00 $16.33 $33,960



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 490 0.17 0.28 $22.56 $46,920
District of Columbia 360 0.53 0.89 $20.97 $43,620
Delaware 120 0.28 0.46 $20.90 $43,470
Massachusetts 1,290 0.39 0.64 $19.61 $40,790
New Jersey 6,830 1.76 2.93 $19.53 $40,630




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 10,880 2.68 4.46 $19.45 $40,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,030 0.93 1.55 $18.98 $39,470
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,480 2.75 4.58 $20.48 $42,610
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,890 3.37 5.60 $18.17 $37,790
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.85 3.07 $20.42 $42,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.88 1.45 $16.88 $35,100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,490 1.13 1.87 $19.13 $39,790
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,460 3.40 5.65 $17.57 $36,550
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1,370 2.53 4.21 $17.49 $36,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,260 1.01 1.68 $18.71 $38,920



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)
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 280 7.30 12.14 $18.85 $39,200
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 1,160 5.16 8.57 $20.08 $41,770
Johnstown, PA 250 4.69 7.79 $13.72 $28,530
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,210 3.91 6.49 $16.41 $34,120
Idaho Falls, ID 200 3.88 6.45 $8.64 $17,970
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 1,050 3.56 5.92 $17.84 $37,100
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,460 3.40 5.65 $17.57 $36,550
Kingston, NY 190 3.38 5.62 $17.46 $36,320
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,890 3.37 5.60 $18.17 $37,790
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 810 3.27 5.44 $18.46 $38,390



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 240 0.25 0.42 $25.75 $53,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.20 0.34 $25.40 $52,820
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.10 1.83 $24.66 $51,300
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 140 1.62 2.69 $22.05 $45,860
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.32 0.53 $21.54 $44,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.67 1.12 $20.84 $43,350
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 210 0.38 0.62 $20.67 $42,990
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.04 3.39 $20.59 $42,820
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 170 0.40 0.67 $20.56 $42,760
New Haven, CT 160 0.58 0.97 $20.51 $42,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 630 3.40 5.65 $16.22 $33,740
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 520 2.76 4.58 $16.43 $34,170
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 330 2.01 3.34 $16.46 $34,230
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 310 2.48 4.12 $15.15 $31,510
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.86 3.09 $16.04 $33,360

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 160 4.16 6.91 $18.74 $38,970
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 630 3.40 5.65 $16.22 $33,740
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 3.03 5.04 $16.65 $34,640
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 180 2.84 4.73 $17.68 $36,770
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 520 2.76 4.58 $16.43 $34,170

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 150 1.63 2.71 $18.78 $39,070
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 160 4.16 6.91 $18.74 $38,970
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.29 0.49 $18.38 $38,230
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 180 2.84 4.73 $17.68 $36,770
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.39 $17.37 $36,140


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015