What Is a Good Number of Keystrokes Per Hour?

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About 10,000 or more keystrokes per hour is considered to be a good score, while about 8,000 keystrokes per hour is an average score. Employers who ask for people to do a lot of typing or data entry often require applicants to be skilled typists with high scores.

Some jobs require a minimum speed at which a person must type. This may mean the job has an associated quota that must be met each hour. This minimum speed potentially could be higher than the average score of 8,000. When a person is determining keystrokes per hour, 10 should be removed from the score for each mistake made.