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.

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MEDIAN: $36,633
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$36,634  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$20,167 - $51,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $30.00  
   
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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$20,167 - $51,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Medical Transcribers who take on a higher-level position such as Medical Transcriptionist may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Medical Transcriptionists on average bring home $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.


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.

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"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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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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