Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
67,230 2.0 % $19.22 $39,970 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.57 $15.40 $18.63 $22.65 $26.83
Annual Wage (2) $26,140 $32,030 $38,740 $47,110 $55,810


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) 20,900 0.39 $20.50 $42,640
State Government (OES Designation) 10,260 0.47 $18.10 $37,640
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,860 0.12 $19.36 $40,270
Business Support Services 4,330 0.47 $15.56 $32,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,230 0.16 $19.07 $39,680

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) 10,260 0.47 $18.10 $37,640
Business Support Services 4,330 0.47 $15.56 $32,360
Local Government (OES Designation) 20,900 0.39 $20.50 $42,640
Legal Services 3,150 0.28 $22.41 $46,620
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 570 0.24 $17.67 $36,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $25.34 $52,710
Other Financial Investment Activities 80 0.02 $25.23 $52,470
Other Information Services 60 0.03 $23.65 $49,200
Rail Transportation 80 0.04 $23.46 $48,800
Legal Services 3,150 0.28 $22.41 $46,620


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)
New York 15,720 1.73 3.61 $19.65 $40,870
California 15,260 0.96 2.00 $22.09 $45,940
Pennsylvania 6,790 1.18 2.47 $17.13 $35,620
New Jersey 4,570 1.16 2.42 $20.18 $41,960
Florida 2,730 0.33 0.69 $15.03 $31,270




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 15,720 1.73 3.61 $19.65 $40,870
Pennsylvania 6,790 1.18 2.47 $17.13 $35,620
New Jersey 4,570 1.16 2.42 $20.18 $41,960
Hawaii 690 1.10 2.29 $15.87 $33,010
California 15,260 0.96 2.00 $22.09 $45,940




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 0.16 0.34 $24.34 $50,620
District of Columbia 290 0.41 0.86 $23.54 $48,970
California 15,260 0.96 2.00 $22.09 $45,940
Connecticut 950 0.57 1.19 $21.46 $44,640
Delaware 120 0.26 0.55 $21.24 $44,170





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 9,830 2.33 4.86 $22.55 $46,900
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,500 0.83 1.74 $22.14 $46,050
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,050 3.15 6.58 $20.45 $42,530
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,530 3.45 7.20 $18.11 $37,670
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 1,490 2.71 5.65 $17.90 $37,240
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,160 1.00 2.09 $20.80 $43,260
Pittsburgh, PA 1,140 1.00 2.09 $17.64 $36,690
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,100 3.44 7.19 $17.25 $35,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,060 1.19 2.48 $16.97 $35,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 920 0.67 1.41 $21.33 $44,360




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)
Idaho Falls, ID 360 5.74 11.99 $11.26 $23,420
Trenton, NJ 810 3.60 7.52 $20.58 $42,810
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 140 3.51 7.33 $16.45 $34,220
Kingston, NY 200 3.48 7.26 $18.33 $38,120
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,530 3.45 7.20 $18.11 $37,670
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,100 3.44 7.19 $17.25 $35,880
Ocean City, NJ 120 3.19 6.67 $19.94 $41,480
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,050 3.15 6.58 $20.45 $42,530
Syracuse, NY 860 2.86 5.97 $18.10 $37,650
Utica-Rome, NY 330 2.75 5.75 $17.31 $36,010