Medical Transcriber Salary

Most Medical Transcribers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.87 per hour. The majority of Medical Transcribers claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, a little over a half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$20,500 - $43,313
$35K
MEDIAN: $34,982
50%

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$10.30 - $29.09
$10
$15
$29
MEDIAN: $14.87
10%
50%
90%

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$0$50K
Salary $34,982
Bonus $500
Total Pay (?
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$23,821 - $50,335
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.30 - $29.09
Overtime $20.64
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $500
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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$23,821 - $50,335
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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.

Common Career Paths for Medical Transcriber


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Many Medical Transcribers move into Medical Transcriptionist roles. Medical Transcriptionists seem to make a little less than Medical Transcribers as their salaries average out to $30K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Transcriber

Pay by Experience for a Medical Transcriber has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Transcriber with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Transcriber with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Medical Transcriber which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 7 salaries. A Medical Transcriber with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 6 salaries.

Medical Transcriber Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Transcriber?

Medical Transcriber in Fort Rucker:
"Certifications Matter."
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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Key Stats for Medical Transcriber

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 38%
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