Keystrokes per Hour Calculator
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What is keystrokes per hour?What formula should I use to convert words per minute to keystrokes per minute?How to use our Keystroke per hour calculatorHow to calculate keystrokes per hour from words per minuteFAQsIf you are interested in calculating your keystroke per hour (kph) or your words per minute (wpm), our keystroke per hour calculator is just the tool you need.
In this article, we will explore:
 What keystroke per hour mean;
 How to convert keystrokes per hour to words per minute;
 How to use our keystrokes per hour calculator;
 Formulas used to calculate typing speed; and
 Examples of actual calculations.
What is keystrokes per hour?
Keystroke per hour (kph) refers to the number of times a person presses the keys of a computer or typewriter in an hour. This varies from person to person and improves with practice.
What formula should I use to convert words per minute to keystrokes per minute?
kpm = wpm × 5. To convert words per minute to keystrokes per minute, you need to multiply the words per minute by five.
For example, Mary is applying for a job as a secretary, and her words per minute is 18. To calculate Mary's keystrokes per minute, using the formula above, we need to substitute her words per minute and calculate:
kpm = 18 × 5
kpm = 90
How to use our Keystroke per hour calculator
Our keystrokeperhour calculator is intuitive. If you know your keystrokes per hour, you need to type it into the keystroke per hour field, and your keystroke per minute and words per minute will be calculated automatically.
On the other hand, let's say you know your words per minute. You can type this into the matching field, and the calculator will return your keystrokes per hour and keystrokes per minute in real time.
If you are a freelancer who gets paid per hour with your typing gig, chances are our hourly to salary calculator may interest you.
How to calculate keystrokes per hour from words per minute
To calculate keystrokes per hour (kph) from words per minute (wpm), you will need to use the formula:
kph = wpm × 300
For example, Ingrid is a typist clerk, and she types 18 words per minute. Using this information, calculate Ingrid keystrokes per hour.
kph = wpm × 300
kph = 18 × 300
kph = 5400
From this, we know that Ingrid types 5400
keystrokes per hour.
Check out our gross words per minute calculator to learn about what gross words per minute is and how to calculate it.
How many keystrokes per hour can I do?
There is no definite number of words per minute that applies to everyone. This number varies from person to person, based on the skill level of the person typing.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, in 1946, Stella Pajuanas, a United States citizen, typed 216 words in one minute. Stella used an IBM electronic typewriter.
How do I convert keystrokes per hour to keystrokes per minute?
To convert keystrokes per hour to keystrokes per minute, follow the steps outlined below:

First, get your keystrokes per hour. Let's say
1500
kph. 
Next, use the formula:
kpm = kph/60

Substitute the values:
kpm = 1500/60
kpm = 25
How fast is 8,000 keystrokes per hour?
133 kpm. To figure out how fast a given number of keystrokes per hour is, follow the steps below:

Get your keystrokes per hour
8,000
. 
Next, get the formula:
kpm = kph/60

Substitute your keystrokes per hour into the formula and calculate:
kpm = 8000/60
kpm = 133.3

So, if you were able to type
8,000
keystrokes in an hour, this means that you were able to press approximately133
keys in a minute.