How fast can other people type?


Professional typists can type very fast, no doubt as their very livelihood depends on it. But for the average Joe (or Jane), how fast does one need to type to qualify for most office jobs? While employers may have different requirements in typing proficiency, the accepted number is a minimum typing speed of 40 Words Per Minute (WPM) without any errors. Clearly a job that involves letters or correspondence could have a higher typing speed requirement; conversely a job with minimal typing may have a lower speed requirement.

The typing test on allows members to share their speed. You can preview the daily high scores achieved by typists here.

Yes, many can type over 100 WPM (Words Per Minute) without errors. The old maxim "Practice makes perfect" certainly holds its weight in this skill!

Learning to type the right way, and with an accelerated typing training program is the key (pun intended). With nothing to buy and without installing any software. On this cutting-edge HTML based tutorial site, all typing lessons are served directly in your Internet browser (any browser, on nearly any computer type). Clearly you need a keyboard attached to your computing device, tablets and touch-screen phones will provide the lessons but a "computer" is recommended (desktop or laptop, anything with a full keyboard will work best).