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Medical Scribe Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Medical Scribe is $12.92 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Medical Scribe Salary (?
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$19,127 - $57,750
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MEDIAN: $33,839
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Medical Scribe Salary (?
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$9.01 - $17.33
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$19,127 - $57,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
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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$18,802 - $38,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $17.33  
   
Overtime
$11.40 - $29.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
   
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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$18,802 - $38,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scribe

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Carlsbad
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National Average
$27,000
Charleston
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Experience Affects Medical Scribe Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%
Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Medical Scribe Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 7%
Typing
up arrow 5%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$27,000
Medical Coding
up arrow 5%
Medical Records
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 41%