What Is the Average 10-Key Speed?

The low-average 10-key speed is 8,000 keystrokes per minute. Typing at 10,000 keystrokes per minute is considered to be at the higher end of the average 10-key speed.

Keystrokes per minute can be calculated by multiplying one’s words per minute score by five. Multiplying this product by 60 results in the number of keystrokes one produces in an hour. Many employers are seeking individuals who are capable of higher keystrokes per minute, some even requiring a minimum of 10,000 keystrokes. Those who type faster increase productivity and profit for the company. Practicing 10-key skills on a daily basis improves one’s average keystrokes per minute.