Word processors & typists

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2019 Workforce
50.8k
Average Age
45.2
Estimated Job Growth
-33.1%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$32,323
Average Male Salary
$44,940
Average Female Salary
$30,228

About

Word processors & typists are most often employed by the Business support services industry. The average yearly wage for Word processors & typists was $32,323 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Word processors & typists by wage are Animal trainers, Coaches and scouts, and Etchers & engravers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Word processors & typists are Ingham County (South & East) PUMA, MI and Oswego County PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Word processors & typists are Ingham County (South & East) PUMA, MI and Oswego County PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Word processors & typists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Business support services 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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Word processors & typists are paid most in Hempstead Town (North Central)Meadowbrook Corridor PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Ingham County (South & East) PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,323
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,661

In 2019, Word processors & typists earned an average of $32,323, $23,201 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Animal trainers make somewhat more than Word processors & typists while Etchers & engravers 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

0.336
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Word processors & typists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.336, 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

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

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Industries by Share

50.8k
2019 Workforce
± 5,533
-81.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 64%

The number of people employed as Word processors & typists has been declining at a rate of -81.5%, from 274,300 people in 2018 to 50,811 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Word processors & typists employed by various industries. Business support services employs the largest share of Word processors & typists at  10%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 7.91% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 6.18%.

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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 40.4 and of female Word processors & typists is 46, and the most common race/ethnicity for Word processors & typists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

7.24k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,088
43.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,124

85.8% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

62.5% of Word processors & typists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.4% 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 Gender

40.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.42
46
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.85

The median age of Word processors & typists is 45.2, and Male employees are generally 5.61 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.

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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 6.85%, 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
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Word processors & typists. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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