Medical Transcriber Salary

Most Medical Transcribers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $17.28 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. For the most part, Medical Transcribers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,583 - $37,262
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$9.30 - $29.09
$9
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.28
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$18,720 - $50,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$19.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$18,720 - $50,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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.

Common Career Paths for Medical Transcriber


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Although many Medical Transcribers transition into Medical Transcriptionist roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $30K.

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 43%