Medical Transcriber Salary

Average Medical Transcribers in the United States make around $15.25 per hour. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Medical Transcribers (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over a half and dental coverage is claimed by a little less than one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,585 - $46,641

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$9.56 - $23.09

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,585 - $46,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
Total Pay (?
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$20,588 - $47,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $23.09  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $30.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
   
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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$20,588 - $47,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $32K on average. Medical Transcribers see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $37K.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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
9%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 44%
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