Medical Scribe Salary

The average pay for a Medical Scribe is $11.98 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Medical Records, Transcription, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding, and Medical Coding. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$18,000 - $40,963
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MEDIAN: $27,076
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$9.05 - $16.89
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$0$40K
Salary $18,000 - $40,963
Bonus $98.63 - $2,534
Profit Sharing $700
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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$18,868 - $36,475
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.05 - $16.89
Overtime $13.89 - $26.67
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $98.63 - $2,534
Profit Sharing $700
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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$18,868 - $36,475
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,113

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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

  • 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.
  • Collect, organize, and catalog data for physician quality reporting system and other quality initiatives to increase patient compliance and improve outcomes.
  • Comply with all legal and ethical requirements for medical documentation.
  • Alert physician when medical record is incomplete or medical documentation contains mistakes or inconsistencies .

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scribe

Pay by Experience for a Medical Scribe has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Scribe with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 984 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Scribe with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Medical Scribe which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 86 salaries. A Medical Scribe with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,278

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Medical Scribe Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Scribe?

Medical Scribe in Provo:
"Rewarding, challenging and fun."
Pros: I've learned so much since I started this job, even more than expected. E enjoy that this job has many different aspects to keep things challenging, interesting and very rewarding. There is the documentation side, for example coding, that I'm continuing to learn so much about. There is the long term patient relationships that I just enjoy so much. I also really love watching the doctor I scribe for interact and care for our patients; he is a knowledgeable and compassionate individual who continues to amaze me with his skill sas a healer and a physician...a rare combination in my experience.
Cons: Not much to dislike except maybe the one thing that is challenging is sitting for long periods; I've found ways to circumvent that problem for the most part.

Medical Scribe in Houston:
"Very fast paced."
Pros: Helping the doctors that I'm scribing for. Making there days a little less hectic.
Cons: The hourly income is what I don't like most.

Medical Scribe in Columbia:
"Life of a Scribe."
Pros: As a Medical Scribe, I love the endless amount of knowledge I'm able to obtain. It's not only beneficial to me, but in the process I'm helping to care for, treat, and assist my patients; which is so rewarding. I'm extremely detail oriented and having the ability to truly justify and express the pain or condition the patient is for* them is such an honor. I'm respected amongst my coworkers and they look to me for direction and guidance as I direct them toward a successful day.
Cons: My least favorite part of my position is the compensation. I do EVERYTHING for these Doctors and my value gets looked over by the "big dogs" all of the time. From reading the HPI, to ordering the procedures, to completing the exam and sending the prescriptions - I do it all. I've even gotten so used to the doctors and each of their styles that I can have a patient diagnosed and treated according to their lab results before I even enter the room - that's wonderful, however, I don't have MD in front of my name and I'm not getting a six figure salary for it.

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Key Stats for Medical Scribe

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Medical Scribe Salaries

▲29%

▲25%

▲24%

National Average
$25,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Medical Scribe Salaries

Medical Records
▲26%

Transcription
▲21%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▲13%




▲2%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 48%
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