The typical 10-key KPH (keystrokes per hour) speed is approximately 8,000; however, certain organisations may require applicants to take a test and meet a minimum KPH speed. Typically, this minimum is 10,000 KPH with an accuracy rate of at least 99 percent.
If a candidate has a higher KPH speed, such as 12,000 to 15,000 KPH, the accuracy criteria may be reduced to 97 to 98 percent. In order to qualify for the bulk of accessible data entry jobs, one should strive to achieve a KPH of approximately 15,000. Before applying for a job, you should always confirm that you meet all of the employer’s standards, not just the minimal KPH.