Word processors & typists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
188k
Average Age
42.8
Estimated Job Growth
−36.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$33,851
Average Male Salary
$38,033
Average Female Salary
$33,032

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 Periodical, book, & directory publishers. Word processors & typists are paid most in Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA but are relatively concentrated in Memphis City (Southwest) PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,851
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,802

In 2020, Word processors & typists earned an average of $33,851, $22,103 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers make somewhat more than Word processors & typists while Psychiatric technicians 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

0.347
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Word processors & typists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.347, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

188k
2020 Workforce
± 10,629
−21.9%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.68%

The number of people employed as Word processors & typists has been declining at a rate of −21.9%, from 240,302 people in 2019 to 187,666 people in 2020.

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  6.73%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.86% and Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 5.76%.

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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 36.8 and of female Word processors & typists is 44, and the most common race/ethnicity for Word processors & typists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

30.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,302
157k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,722

83.6% of Word processors & typists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

58.4% 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 Sex

36.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.99
44
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.94

The median age of Word processors & typists is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 7.21 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 Language & Linguistics.

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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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Word Processors and Typists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Word Processors and Typists are expected to see a growth of −36.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Word Processors and Typists.
−36.4%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Word Processors and Typists. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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