Medical Transcriber Salary
For Medical Transcribers, hourly average wages total $15.90 per hour. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, approximately one-half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Medical Transcribers who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Medical Transcribers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Medical Transcriber
- Identify and return any record errors to physician for correction.
- Produce medical reports, records, statistics, and administrative material.
- 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.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Medical Transcribers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $26K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Transcribers make a median salary of $37K. Medical Transcribers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $44K.
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