Medical Scribe Salary

The average rate for a Medical Scribe is $12.17 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. 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.
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$24,126 - $54,840
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$55K
MEDIAN: $33,895
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$8.85 - $16.18
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$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,126 - $54,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
Total Pay (?
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$18,560 - $36,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $16.18  
   
Overtime
$11.24 - $29.23  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
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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$18,560 - $36,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 530
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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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What is it like working as a Medical Scribe?

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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Experience Affects Medical Scribe Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Medical Scribe Salaries


Medical Terminology
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Medical Coding
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National Average
$26,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 44%
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