Medical Transcriber Salary
Average Medical Transcribers in the United States make around $16.23 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Medical Transcribers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Medical Transcribers are female. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, roughly one-half have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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.
Medical Transcribers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $33K. Medical Transcribers see a median salary of $37K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $43K on average.