Medical Transcriber Salary

Medical Transcribers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.09 per hour. The vast majority (89 percent) of Medical Transcribers who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$23,489 - $52,500
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,300
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$9.47 - $24.75
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,489 - $52,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
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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$20,600 - $51,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.47 - $24.75  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $30.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
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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$20,600 - $51,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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. The average inexperienced worker earns $30K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $32K. Medical Transcribers bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 42%