Medical Transcriber Salary

Medical Transcribers in the United States take home approximately $15.15 per hour on average. Although around half have medical coverage and slightly less than half have dental coverage, nearly one-half claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Medical Transcribers (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,197 - $45,456
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$45K
MEDIAN: $38,895
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$9.39 - $22.79
(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
$23,197 - $45,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
Total Pay (?
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$20,410 - $46,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.39 - $22.79  
   
Overtime
$23.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
   
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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$20,410 - $46,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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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Medical Transcribers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Medical Transcriptionist. Median pay for Medical Transcriptionists is $30K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Transcriber

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $38K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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