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See how you stack up against others who have taken the Speedy Keys Typing Challenge

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Average Typing Speed vs. Your Typing Speed

The average person types between 38wpm and 40wpm (words per minute). Professional typists type much faster - on average between 65wpm and 75wpm.

The bars below show seven speed brackets and the percentage of people in each category who took this test.

78%
typing-deselect typing < 20
11%
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6%
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2%
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0%
typing-deselect typing 80-100
0%
typing-deselect typing 100-120
0%
typing-deselect typing 120+
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Men versus Women

Who types faster, women or men? The truth is... it’s complicated! Several factors can affect a person’s typing speed including age, industry, and even your stress levels.

The graphics show the accuracy and speed of typing in men and women who took this test.

Women women
33
3%

Speed (WPM)

Accuracy (%)

men Men
36
4%
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Speed by Industry vs. Your Typing Speed

We've listed a broad range of industries which involve an element of typing - some more than others.

You can see industry with the fastest typists at the top. Are you quicker than a copywriter? What about a web developer?

PA / Executive Assistant

0

Marketing / PR

104

Office / General Manager

36

Other

39

Journalist / Copyrighter

29

Software / Web Deveveloper

63

IT Support / Engineer

29

Telephone Sales / Support

42

Accounts & Finance

39

Secretary / Office Work

34

Retail

30

Hospitality

21

Manufacturing

26

Unemployed

27

Self Employed

0

Education

42

Healthcare

41
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Trained versus Untrained

Learning to touch type takes time, but you're guaranteed to increase your speed and accuracy, so it's totally worthwhile. The bars show the difference between trained and untrained typists who took this test in terms of speed and accuracy.

Trained in Touch Typing businessman
4
1%

Speed (WPM)

Accuracy (%)

businessman No Formal Training
35
4%

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