Medical Scribe Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Medical Scribe is $12.91 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Medical Scribe Total Pay (?
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$8.93 - $17.49
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $17.49  
   
Overtime
$12.36 - $30.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,651 - $39,039  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Medical Scribe Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Medical Scribe Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$27,000
Medical Coding
up arrow 3%
Medical Records
up arrow 6%
Typing
up arrow 14%
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Gender
Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 40%
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