Wonderlic scores are relatively straight forward – each question is worth 1 point. The Wonderlic is scored out of 50 points.
But, what is a good Wonderlic score? A good Wonderlic score is a 23 or higher. A score of 23 or higher will put you above the 57th percentile of test-takers.
If you want to increase your score, or ensure you get a good score, take our free Wonderlic test.
What is a Good Wonderlic Score?
A good Wonderlic score is any score 23 or higher. Every employer and person will have a different view of what a good Wonderlic score is.
A score of 23 or higher will put you above the 57th percentile of other test-takers.
In the table below, we have broken down Wonderlic test scores by percentile. See where your Wonderlic score stacks up. If you want to see what you would score, take our Wonderlic test.
Average Wonderlic Score
The general average Wonderlic score is a 22. This means that the average person, across all careers, answers 22 questions correctly when taking the exam.
The average Wonderlic score can be grouped into 2 different categories:
- General Average Wonderlic Score
- Average Wonderlic Score by Career
The Wonderlic Group releases data on Wonderlic test scores periodically and they group the scores into those 2 different categories.
Average Wonderlic Score by Career
You can review the average Wonderlic score from different careers in the table below.
Source: Wonderlic Blog
Wonderlic Scoring and GPAs
The Wonderlic Group did a very interesting study on Wonderlic scores and their relationship with GPAs. As expected, the Wonderlic group found that as a person’s GPA increased, so did their Wonderlic score.
The study broke individuals into 8 groups. Group 1, which had the lowest GPA, also had the lowest Wonderlic scores. View the table below to see the results of this study.
Source: Wonderlic Blog
How Do You Get Your Wonderlic Scores?
Unfortunately, it may be difficult to learn what your Wonderlic score is. Your test results are property of the company or institution that issued the exam.
Some companies or institutions will share your Wonderlic scores with you, while others will choose not to. It all depends on their policies and how they choose to handle Wonderlic test scores.
Example Wonderlic Score Report
If you are able to get a copy of your score report, it will include the following:
- Administered By
- Job Position
- Your Score
- Percentile Score
- IQ Equivalent Score
You will see red, yellow, and green bars on your report. Red corresponds to a weak fit, yellow corresponds to a moderate fit, and green corresponds to a strong fit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a good score on the Wonderlic test?
A good Wonderlic score is technically anything above a 22. 22 is the average Wonderlic score, so anything above this would be considered good.
However, certain careers have a higher average Wonderlic score, so it does vary by career.
How can I score well on the Wonderlic?
You can score well by taking a sample Wonderlic test. A practice exam will help you become more familiar with the actual exam and do better on test day.
How many points is each question worth on the Wonderlic?
Each question on the Wonderlic is worth 1 point. There are 50 questions for a total of 50 points.
What is tested on the Wonderlic?
There are 4 categories of questions on the Wonderlic:
- English Knowledge: 38%
- Logic: 20%
- General Knowledge/Quick Recognition: 18%
- Math: 24%
Is the exam timed?
You will have 12 minutes to take the exam. Timing is what makes this exam so difficult.