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Medical Transcriptionist Salary

The average rate for a Medical Transcriptionist is C$18.33 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$13,962 - C$43,991
(Median)
C$14K
C$30K
C$44K
MEDIAN: C$29,654
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C$11.77 - C$22.91
(Median)
C$12
C$18
C$23
MEDIAN: C$18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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C$0C$16KC$32KC$48K
Salary
C$13,962 - C$43,991  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$1,208  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$21,393 - C$47,224  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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C$0C$13C$26C$39
Hourly Rate
C$11.77 - C$22.91  
   
Overtime
C$0.99 - C$36.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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C$0C$26KC$52KC$78K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$1,208  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
C$21,393 - C$47,224  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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What is it like working as a Medical Transcriptionist?

Medical Transcriptionist in Saint John:
Pros: Nothing. Minimum wage, crappy dictators, no IT support, no one will answer any questions to increase productivity or income, guess India has ALL the best transcriptionists (Medical Language Specialists) in the WORLD!!!

Medical Transcriptionist in Mississauga:
"Low stress works for me"
Pros: Medical transcription is low stress for me while also be stimulating enough. I only have one client and he generates a steady volume of work, a predictability not all transcriptionists share. I have very flexible hours to accomplish my work. I save money on commuting because I work from home. I'm proud of the quality of and timeliness of my work and so is my client.
Cons: The pay is poor. I miss the social interaction that comes with working outside the home. It's can be a challenge to work without interruptions from a home office.

Medical Transcriptionist in North Bay:
"The "ups and downs" of working at home...discipine required!"
Pros: The thing(s) I like about my job is that I am an important part of someone's medical journey. I feel like I accomplish something when I complete a "case" and pass the final y product to the professional doctor/nurse/social worker that have their part working with the patient and family to determine the next phase of treatment etc. Being in the medical field can be a fast paced process that requires attention to detail and I strive to complete my responsibilities while always maintaining confidentiality and accuracy.
Cons: The thing I like least within an office environment is patients that are thankless and rude. I like to think I always and go that extra mile for all patients. Admittedly sometimes I have to set personal opinions aside and deal with the task at hand no matter how I feel or how the patient feels. We all have bad days but it's all in the way one deals with unpleasant situations. Sometimes doctors have bad days as well, and again, it's how the two of you (you and the doctor) deal with the days at hand. If possible humor can completely turn around a bad day!

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriptionist Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
C$37,000


Skills That Affect Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 10%

Typing
0%

National Average
C$37,000

Transcription
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 58%
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