Medical Transcriber Salary

Medical Transcribers in the United States can expect wages of $15.15 per hour on average. While one-half report receiving no health benefits, close to one-half do receive medical coverage, and a little less than half have dental, as well. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Women account for the majority of Medical Transcribers who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,197 - $45,456
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$45K
MEDIAN: $38,895
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$9.39 - $22.79
(Median)
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,197 - $45,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
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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$20,410 - $46,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.39 - $22.79  
   
Overtime
$23.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
   
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).
)
$20,410 - $46,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Medical Transcriber

  • Translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms.
  • Transcribe, review and input dictation for a variety of medical reports such as patient histories, consultation, or discharge summaries.
  • Identify and return any record errors to physician for correction.
  • Produce medical reports, records, statistics, and administrative material.

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Medical Transcribers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Medical Transcriptionist. Median pay for Medical Transcriptionists is $30K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Transcriber

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $32K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $29K. Medical Transcribers see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $38K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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It is more beneficial to have at least one certification when going into this field, especially as it grows because it gives you a leg up and shows that you are capable of doing the job without much training.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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