How to become a Word Processing Operator

Word processing operators type, edit and print documents, using computers with word processing software programmes and printers.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT 1.8%

NSW 31%

NT 1.3%

QLD 23.8%

SA 8.2%

TAS 1.8%

VIC 20.9%

WA 11.2%

Hours worked:




Gender split:

Male 18%

Female 81.9%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 2.8%

Not completed Year 12: 17.8%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 23.6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 21.5%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 17.3%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 10.6%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 6.5%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 31.9%

Above 35 years: 63.9%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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