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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.

16%
typing-deselect typing < 20
55%
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24%
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2%
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0%
typing-deselect typing 80-100
0%
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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
32
4%

Speed (WPM)

Accuracy (%)

men Men
30
3%
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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

37

Marketing / PR

33

Office / General Manager

35

Other

30

Journalist / Copyrighter

33

Software / Web Deveveloper

36

IT Support / Engineer

32

Telephone Sales / Support

37

Accounts & Finance

33

Secretary / Office Work

36

Retail

31

Hospitality

29

Manufacturing

37

Unemployed

29

Self Employed

0

Education

31

Healthcare

32
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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
40
6%

Speed (WPM)

Accuracy (%)

businessman No Formal Training
32
4%

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