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 200$19.93/hr$16.89/hr$17.87/hr$19.53/hr$22.78/hr$23.76/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10$23.01/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial Activities20$22.89/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$18.90/hr
Education and Health Services30$15.82/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$21.59/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/A-28.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
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/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 10$20.48/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 20$18.54/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$19.53/hr-17.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 270$21.29/hr-30.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 270$21.29/hrN/A
Minnesota 320$20.86/hr-29.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,390$25.75/hr-20.0%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,790$22.52/hr7.0%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,900$14.83/hr5.2%
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 760$17.20/hr-12.6%
Data Entry Keyers 2,030$17.10/hr-20.5%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,580$26.80/hr13.3%
Medical Transcriptionists 530$21.76/hr-1.4%
Office Clerks, General 52,080$18.44/hr-2.4%
Billing and Posting Clerks 7,770$20.91/hr10.0%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,720$28.59/hr-17.2%


  • 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.