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Medical Scribe Salary

Average Medical Scribes in the United States make around $12.28 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. The vast majority of Medical Scribes (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,945 - $55,539
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$24K
$34K
$56K
MEDIAN: $33,895
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$8.82 - $16.53
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,945 - $55,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$18,507 - $36,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $16.53  
   
Overtime
$11.49 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$18,507 - $36,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 427

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Job Description for Medical Scribe

Medical scribes perform a wide variety of transcription related tasks such as inputting patient data (such as history or symptoms), recording examination results, and preparing charts Depending on the facility and company, this may involve electronic forms of documentation or physical paperwork, but organizing and cataloging are generally a large part of the job. The daily operations of the position involve close work with physicians and other employees in the medical environment. Medical scribes are generally directly supervised by a nurse manager or similar professional.

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Medical Scribe Tasks

  • Comply with all legal and ethical requirements for medical documentation.
  • Alert physician when medical record is incomplete or medical documentation contains mistakes or inconsistencies .
  • Collect, organize, and catalog data for physician quality reporting system and other quality initiatives to increase patient compliance and improve outcomes.
  • Document medical visits and procedures as they are being performed by the physician accurately and thoroughly.
  • Perform clerical tasks as needed by the physician including faxing, phone calls, referral letters.

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Popular Skills for Medical Scribe


Medical Scribes only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Terminology, Medical Coding, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Electronic Medical Records also know Medical Terminology.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scribe

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $25K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. Medical Scribes see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $31K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Medical Scribe Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Medical Scribe Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
0%

National Average
$26,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 42%
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