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Medical Transcriber Salary

The average Medical Transcriber in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.09 per hour. Women make up the vast majority of Medical Transcribers (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than half get dental coverage, too. Medical Transcribers largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,585 - $46,641
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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$9.70 - $23.96
(Median)
$9
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,585 - $46,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$20,761 - $50,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $23.96  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $30.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$20,761 - $50,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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.


For Medical Transcribers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $30K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $32K on average. On average, Medical Transcribers make $32K following one to two decades on the job. As Medical Transcribers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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
11%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 42%
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