Medical Transcriber Salary

For Medical Transcribers, hourly average wages total $15.90 per hour. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, approximately one-half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Medical Transcribers who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Medical Transcribers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,966 - $40,695
$37K
MEDIAN: $36,626
50%

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$8.89 - $30.41
$8
$16
$30
MEDIAN: $15.90
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$36,626  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$18,185 - $56,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $30.41  
   
Overtime
$19.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$18,185 - $56,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Medical Transcriber

  • Identify and return any record errors to physician for correction.
  • Produce medical reports, records, statistics, and administrative material.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Medical Transcriber


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Many Medical Transcribers transition into upper-level roles like Medical Transcriptionist. However, Medical Transcriptionists do report a slightly lower median income of $30K per year.

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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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $26K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Transcribers make a median salary of $37K. Medical Transcribers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $44K.

Medical Transcriber Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Transcriber?

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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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Key Stats for Medical Transcriber

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼18%

Entry-Level
▼27%

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
18%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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