Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 308$19.32/hr$15.84/hr$17.21/hr$19.10/hr$21.93/hr$23.84/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$23.34/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/A$19.89/hr
Professional and Business Services30$21.97/hr
Education and Health Services40$16.08/hr
Public Administration130$20.84/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$18.64/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$14.69/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$14.66/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$18.75/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$19.10/hr-17.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 170$21.08/hr-30.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 180$21.04/hrN/A
Minnesota 250$20.25/hr-29.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Legal Secretaries 3,530$25.56/hr-20.0%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,230$21.65/hr7.0%
Court Reporters 290$36.10/hr3.2%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,980$14.73/hr5.2%
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 760$17.07/hr-12.6%
Data Entry Keyers 2,410$17.20/hr-20.5%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,890$26.81/hr13.3%
Medical Transcriptionists 780$21.15/hr-1.4%
Office Clerks, General 55,140$17.90/hr-2.4%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 4,160$23.42/hr10.6%


  • Perform other clerical duties such as answering telephone, sorting and distributing mail, running errands or sending faxes.
  • Adjust settings for format, page layout, line spacing, and other style requirements.
  • File and store completed documents on computer hard drive or disk, or maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve, update and delete documents.
  • Gather, register, and arrange the material to be typed, following instructions.
  • Keep records of work performed.
  • Transmit work electronically to other locations.
  • Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.
  • Electronically sort and compile text and numerical data, retrieving, updating, and merging documents as required.
  • Print and make copies of work.
  • Reformat documents, moving paragraphs or columns.