Frequently asked questions

What is a good typing speed?

There is no single answer to this question, but good typing speed is above this average typing speed of 41 WPM.

For example, a good speed for office workers is 45 WPM and above. This can be more than 60 WPM for secretaries.

Typing speed standards vary for children and adults:

  • elementary school — 8-15 WPM;
  • middle — 15-25 WPM;
  • high — 20-35 WPM;
  • college/adult — more than 30 WPM.
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