The average pay for a Medical Scribe is $11.99 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Medical Records 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.
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$19,427 - $44,385
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MEDIAN: $27,075
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,427 - $44,385  
   
Bonus
$102.56 - $2,525  
Profit Sharing
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$18,579 - $35,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $16.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$12.79 - $25.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$102.56 - $2,525  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$18,579 - $35,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,116

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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $25,150

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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
$25,000


Skills That Affect Medical Scribe Salaries

Medical Records
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Medical Terminology
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Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
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Typing
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National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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