Medical Transcriber Salary

Earnings for Medical Transcribers in the United States come in at around $15.25 per hour on average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by a little less than half. Job satisfaction for Medical Transcribers is extremely high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Medical Transcribers are female. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,585 - $46,641
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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$9.56 - $23.09
(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
$23,585 - $46,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
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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$20,588 - $47,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $23.09  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $30.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
   
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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$20,588 - $47,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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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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 $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $37K.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 44%
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