Words Per Minute. How fast can you type?

United States
March 10, 2010 11:13am CST
Just did a words per minute test online. I can type 60 words per minute. How fast can you guys all type? Have you been getting better or stayed the same over time. What is you Words Per Minute? Please share.
12 responses
• United States
24 Mar 10
I've taken a test once when I was applying for a job at my college and it was 72 words per minute (though it was random typing because I was trying to get as many words as possible) I have only tried counting it once so I'm not sure if I'm improving or not. I've seen some people type really fast. I wouldn't be surprised if I see someone here with 200 words per a minute.
• United States
24 Mar 10
That is very good. Yea there are a few that have an unbelievable speed.
@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
16 Mar 10
i think iam fast when type word but i never measured how fast iam. where we can check? any software? LOL
@pcserver (395)
13 Mar 10
Around 50 words per minute, but that is when I copy something from a computer. If someone is saying it to me it is 3 times faster. It is easier even when i copy something from a sheet. and I think 50 wpm i quite good.
• United States
24 Mar 10
Yes. That is actually very good. :)
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
Hello TheWebGuy! :) I don't know how fast I can type words per minute, but I know I am a fast typer because I once became addicted to chatting when I was still in high school. Mylot also helped me type faster but till now I don't know how fast I can type. Mind if you give me the link of that test :) Would love to try that too. I'm about to graduate this March and I know that one of the qualifications for a good job is a good typing skills. So I would really love to know how fast I can type. Thanks :D
@phyrre (2321)
• United States
11 Mar 10
I was curious about this after seeing this question. About two years ago I applied for a typing job and was required to take a typing test. At that point I had 69 WPM with 2 errors, I believe, which was really good at that point. I just retook the test and got these results: Net Speed: 95 WPM (words/minute) Accuracy: 95% Gross Speed: 99 WPM (words/minute) So I guess my speed did indeed improve over time! That's pretty exciting. I hadn't realized that my speed had increased or anything, but I guess so! I know that I can type pretty fast and that annoys an awful lot of people because they don't type nearly as fast! I have trouble working in groups, too (I'm going to school for programming, so I sometimes work in groups), because the other people in my group tend to type really slow and I tend to get really impatient. xD
• United States
19 Mar 10
Wow. You are good. Lol. :)
• United States
10 Mar 10
Test completed - here are your results: Net Speed: 23 WPM (words/minute) Accuracy: 86% Gross Speed: 27 WPM (words/minute I went and tested myself after reading your post. I guess I can't type after all. I can't type without looking at the keys so it slows me down a lot.
• United States
10 Mar 10
Lol. Nothing wrong with that. Just curious and you will get better/faster eventually. :)
@phoenix8606 (4977)
10 Mar 10
hi! well, i haven't count how many words can I type per minute, but i think that can type about 30-40 words .well, i am not a speed-typer, because I don't use the computer that often, but 30-40 words per minute are really enough to me, because i think it is fast enough :)
• United States
10 Mar 10
Actually I'm pretty sure 30-40 is above average for speed. And yes, plenty fast enough.
@much2say (36022)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I didn't realize there was a typing test online . . . I'll have to find it!! I haven't tested in a long time, but I will admit that I can type pretty darn fast. When I first took typing in school (we are talking about over 15 years ago), I was one of top in my class . . . and mind you these were on those stiff, old ribbon typewriters - not the smooth computer keyboards that we have today. I think it's gotten better over time, simply because I've had the practice with work all these years.
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
I haven't taken a typing test for some time but the fastes I got was around 80 with at least 95% accuracy. I used to be a transcriptionist and all I did was type all day. After less than a year, I think my typing speed today would be around 70 to 75 words per minute. I think it my wpm would become less now because I am not typing as I was a transcriptionist although I get to maintain it since I use the computer everyday.
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
I type around 64 words a minute but my mind cant think of the proper word to type and that compromises my typing speed. I learned all the keys about ten years ago.
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
When I have applied for a call center agent wherein there's a test needed for words per minute, i got 58.
@evasmom09 (132)
• United States
10 Mar 10
I am very slow i can only type 22 wpm but i am working on typing faster