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Words per Minute Calculator

Words per Minute Calculator



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Our Words Per Minute calculator estimates the speed of reading and speaking. It is essential to calculate right duration for effective presentation. Give this calculator a try to test how many words per minute you can read and speak, respectively.

Word Per Minute Speech:

It is the number of words per minute a speaker can deliver an adequate presentation of  a topic.

Word Per minute Speech = (Number of words Delivered)/Number of Minutes

Before preparing your speech it, is better to calculate how many words you can speak per minute with a speech calculator for better outcomes. Speech count per minute may vary for various professions.

Professional Speech Table(wpm):

Presentations Conversational Audiobooks Radio hosts & podcasters Auctioneers Commentators
Between 100 – 150 wpm Between 120 – 150 wpm Between 150 – 160 wpm Between 150 – 160 wpm About 250 wpm Between 250- 400 wpm

Word Per Minute Reading:

It is the number of words per minute a reader can read and understand easily. 

Word per minute Speech = (Number of word Read) /Number of Minutes

Reading Speed Table(wpm):

Grade Level and Age Audiobooks
1st Grade 6-7 years old 53 – 111 wpm
2nd Grade 7-8 years old 89 – 149 wpm
3rd Grade 7-8 years old 107 – 162 wpm
4th Grade 9-10 years old 123 – 180 wpm
5th Grade 10-11 years old 139 – 194 wpm
6th-8th Grade 11, 12, 13, 14 years old 150 – 204 wpm
Highschool 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 years old 200 – 300 wpm
College 18-23 years old 300 – 350 wpm
Adults 220 – 350 wpm

How to Calculate Words Per Minute Speech?

Example 1:

Find speech time per minute if the Number of words is 1000 and the speaking speed is 130 wpm


Step 1: 

Number of words =1000

speaking speed  = 130 wpm

Step 2: 

Word Per minute Speech = (Number of words Delivered)/Number of Minutes

Step 3: 

Word Per minute Speech = [1000/130]

Word Per minute Speech = 7 min 41 second

How to Calculate Reading Words per Minute?

Example 2:

Calculate reading words per minute if the Paragraph is 5000 words, and the reading speed is 200 wpm


Step 1:

Number of words = 5000

Reading speed  = 200 wpm

Step 2:

Word per minute Read = (Number of word Read)/Number of Minutes

Step 3:

Word Per minute Speech = [5000/200]

Word Per minute Speech = 25 min


How Many Words Per Minute is the Expert Level for Speaking and Reading?

The expert level for speaking is 160 wpm, and for reading it is 230 wpm.

How Many Words Per Minute in a 10-Minute Speech?

To deliver a successful 10-minute speech choose between 1000-1200 words. The maximum speed should not exceed 1300 words, this is where you could use a words per minute calculator prior to preparing your speech to achieve fluency.


From the source of Words per minute, Alphanumeric entry

From the source of Speaking rate, Average Words